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8/2/2006 – Public Notices



June 19, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Vice Chairman Laura Every on June 19, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Terry Yri, Randy Thompson, Supt. Myron Jury, Jean Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson. David Ambers and Corey Erickson were absent.

Additions to the agenda: canvas election, IT lab equipment, janitor.

Yri made a motion to approve the agenda with additions. Thompson seconded the motion.

Thompson made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2006 meeting. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Yri made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Advanced Business

Methods $652.02

Alltel 53.39

Benson Co Farmers Press 112.25

Blue Cross Blue Shield ND 572.00

Blue Cross Blue Shield ND 1,420.30

BW Seven Seas Inn 50.00

Judy Buckmier 132.50

Jean Callahan 100.00

Jean Callahan 555.00

Mike Callahan 190.00

Capital One 3,527.58

City of Minnewaukan 915.00

Creative Impressions 175.25

Department of Public

Instruction 65.00

Devils Lake C&F Center 353.30

Ecolab Post Elim Div 91.50

Eldridge Publishing Co 44.20

Bonnie Erickson 296.40

Mary Feist 125.00

Goulding’s Oil & Propane 3,052.98

LaVae Haaland 370.00

Harlow Co-op Elevator 45.00

Grand Forks Herald 22.50

Amy Grotte 250.00

Rosie Helland 50.00

Johnson Controls 895.00

Lake Area Career &

Technology Center 20,771.58

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass

Supply 47.38

Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 274.30

Leevers County Market 57.98

Mac’s, Inc 57.09

Medcenter One 122.00

Menards-Bismarck 766.67

NAPA Auto Parts 1,643.26

New Rockford Chev-Olds, Inc 55.00

NDCEL 184.00

ND Lead Center 240.00

ND Surplus Property 108.50

ND Telephone Co 433.30

NESC 1,491.97

Oddens’ Grocery 795.82

Office Depot 251.92

Otter Tail Power Co 1,994.34

Platinum Plus for Business 44.43

Postmaster 24.00

Primary Concepts 40.00

Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 110.00

Remedia Publications, Inc 134.52

Ellen Salisbury 916.31

Software Unlimited, Inc 150.00

Staloch Insurance 323.00

Stein’s, Inc 5,464.96

Valley City State College 35.00

Valley City State University 530.00

Varsity Mart Bookstore 110.75

Jeff Walen 875.00

Wal-Mart 500.04

TOTAL 52,670.17


Balfour-Taylor Publishing $75.90

Gerrells & Company, Inc 63.00

MSU Team BB Camp 290.00

Oddens’ Grocery 40.00

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 152.50

Sports Awards Co 39.45

The Cottage 241.00

TOTAL 901.85


Bismarck Ramkota Hotel $288.00

Booth Delivery Services 55.21

Rosie Helland 50.00

Meadow Sweet Dairy 352.15

Oddens’ Grocery 15.47

Donna Smith 259.11

Stein’s, Inc 72.20

US Foodservice 580.45

TOTAL 1,672.59

Thompson made a motion to approve the budget revisions. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried. The revisions are as follows:

Clerks salary-noncertified $1,760.00

Misc purchased services 323.00

Miscellaneous 250,568.00

Secretary salary-

noncertified 331.00

Part-time salaries 9,620.00

Group insurance 4,582.00

Water/sewer 1,574.00

Electricity 2,307.00

Propane 1,327.00

Tech-Ancil salary-

noncertified 6,351.00

Bus insurance 2,418.00

Vehicles 25,657.00

Other purchased services 4,076.00

Regular salary-certified 1,083.00

Group insurance 674.00

Social Security 322.00

Teacher retirement 1,045.00

Temporary salaries 5,790.00

Other teacher supplies 599.00

Textbooks and workbooks 2,614.00

Equipment 648.00

Miscellaneous 488.00

Regular salary-certified 16,140.00

Group insurance 2,727.00

Social Security 845.00

Library books 650.00

Aide salary-noncertified 1,579.00

Group insurance 3,481.00

Repair & maintenance

services 355.00

Staff travel 412.00

Library books 395.00

Group insurance 2,074.00

Teacher retirement 719.00

Group insurance 4,160.00

Social Security 2,589.00

Tuition to Mult Dist Sp Ed

Unit 11,134.00

Services purch lea in state 3,015.00

Regular salary-certified (520.93)

Social Security 746.74

Teacher retirement 2,254.19

Official/admin services 6,538.48

Other teacher supplies (8,433.48)

Unobligated setasides (2,815.75)

Miscellaneous 2,230.75

Services purch lea in state 9,544.00

Coaches salary-

noncertified 582.00

Group insurance 2,316.00

Miscellaneous 1,237.00


Yri made a motion to approve the financial reports. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the church school roof, summer projects, the preliminary budget and the state funding plan.

Thompson made a motion to buy some new IT equipment. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Thompson made a motion to approve the canvassing of the school election. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Thompson made a motion to authorize Mr. Jury to negotiate the lighting proposal for the school. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next meeting will be July 20, 2006 at 4:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

Laura Every

Vice Chairman

(Publish Aug. 2, 2006)



June 5, 2006

The Oberon City Council met on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 8 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid and Dale Stenberg and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Eloise Ploium was absent.

Also present were Karen Peterson, Nanette Thumb, Joey Thumb, Amanda Peterson, Patricia Anderson, Sharon Gatlin, David Stensland, Paul Stensland and Bob Stensland.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Hager moved to approve the minutes. Schmid seconded. Motion carried.

Bills were reviewed:

City of Oberon $102.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 147.64

Waste Management 958.89

ND Sewage Pump & Lift 359.50

Farmers Union Oil Co 7.05

Legal fees 298.43

ND Dept of Health 12.00

Otter Tail Power Company 408.72

ND Telephone Company 62.12

John Thomas 176.31

Payroll 554.10

Stenberg moved to pay all bills. Hager seconded. Motion carried.

Accounts receivable as of May 31, 2006 totaled $4,520.16.

Stuart Johnson is getting water for spraying from the fire hall. He is keeping track of the gallons and will let the city know the amount.

ND Health Lab is again raising the rates for bacterial testing of the drinking water from $12 to $16 a month starting with the new contract.

The Waste Management truck is picking up the garbage in the dumpsters of A Street and Carson Street every other week. They are city-owned dumpsters for the neighborhood to use. Two residents have called Waste Management.

The branch and leaf pile has been partially burned. Please do not put any other kind of garbage in that pile. It is for city residents only.

Stenberg moved to order a 30 yard roll-off dumpster. Schmid seconded.

Motion carried.

The State Labor Department dismissed the discrimination complaint that Loretta Stensland issued against the city of Oberon.

Sharon Anderson Gatlin asked Bob Stensland not to pass her on gravel roads in the semi-truck because he was throwing rocks and crowding her off the road. Bob said he would pass her any time he damned pleased and would do it again. Bob told her he wanted to bust her in the face and said he never liked her. Bob was told to sit down.

Next meeting will be July 3, 2006 at 8 p.m.

Stenberg moved to adjourn the meeting. Hager seconded. Motion carried.

Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor



June 22, 2006

After due call and notice, the city of Oberon held a special meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 6 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center.

Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium and city auditor Ruth Buehler.

Also present were Patricia Anderson and Sharon Anderson Gatlin.

The purpose of the meeting was to consider bids for property on south A Street.

Two bids were received. Following a discussion, the council decided to reject both bids for being too low. Schmid moved to reject the bids. Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The city may put the property on bids at a later date.

Stenberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ploium seconded.

Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor




June 26, 2006

The Leeds City Council met to reorganize on Monday, June 26, 2006 at

4 p.m. Present were Lloyd Himle, Cal Schlieve, Jeff Jacobson, Betty Anderson and Jady Stuberg.

The oath of office was distributed and collected by the city auditor and the oath was given to: Lloyd Himle as mayor of Leeds; Cal Schlieve for a four-year term as city councilman; Jeff Jacobson for a four-year term as city councilman; Betty Anderson for a two-year term as city councilman; and Jady Stuberg for a two-year term as city councilman.

Committee members were assigned.

Mayor Himle appointed Tammy Urness as city auditor, Sheena Schmeets as city engineer and Bill Hartl as city legal counsel. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

On June 28 a phone call vote was taken to allow the bars in Leeds to be open until 2 a.m. for the week beginning June 28 and ending July 5 to incorporate the all-school reunion and the Fourth of July as allowed by ordinance. Cal Schlieve moved, seconded by Jeff Jacobson, and the motion carried. Also on June 28 a phone call vote was taken to allow a special liquor and beer license for KJ’s, Inc. for July 8 for the Braun/Streyle wedding. Alderman Jacobson moved, seconded by Alderman Stuberg, and the motion carried.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

(Publish Aug. 2, 2006)


The Benson County Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND to review an application requesting a zoning ordinance variance. The request submitted by WWC Holding Co., Inc. d/b/a Alltell affects real property in North Viking Township.

Additional information regarding the application may be obtained from the Benson County Auditor’s Office by phone 701-473-5340 or e-mail



In the Matter of the Estate of Ivan H. Sears, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Beaulah Sears, personal representative of the estate, at 4250 56th Ave. NE, Maddock, ND 58348, or filed with the court.

Dated this 18th day of July, 2006.

-s-Beaulah Sears

Beaulah Sears

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 2nd day of August, 2006.

(Publish Aug. 2, 9 & 16, 2006)



Oberon Community Center

Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 – 8 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Quorum determined

III. Reading of the minutes

IV. Review of bills

V. Reports

VI. Communications

VII. Unfinished business

VIII. New business

IX. Adjournment

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