OF THE BOARD OF
August 1, 2006
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 8 a.m.
Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger and Jason Lee. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ripplinger.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 18, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Barry Cox arrived at the meeting at 8:15 a.m.
Shelly Aabrekke, public health nurse, met with the board to present her narrative report for July 2006.
Ned J. Mitzel, Benson County Sheriff, met with the board to discuss homeland security money which the sheriff’s department is to receive. The mileage/activity report for July 2006 was reviewed.
Duane Brown left the meeting at 9:10 a.m.
Ellen Huffman, tax equalization director, met with the board regarding omitted property which is to go on the tax roll effective August 1, 2006. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to have the omitted property go on the tax roll. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to appoint Ned Mitzel acting coroner for Benson County commencing August 17, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to appoint Jo Dahlen as Veteran’s Service Officer for a period of one year commencing August 3, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from Tilford Fossen dated July 20, 2006 recommending that Leo Walker be appointed to serve on the Benson County Water Resource District Board. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Cox, to appoint Ken Hoffert of Rugby to serve on the Benson County Water Resource District Board to replace Carl Duchscher as Hoffert resides in the geographical area known as the 1st Commissioner District. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
John Beckstrand, Brian Maddock and Ken Hoffert of the Benson County Water Resource District Board; Jean Olson, water board secretary; and Carl Duchscher met to discuss concerns Arland Halvorson has with water flooding his property.
The board reviewed a Memorandum of Understanding prepared by James P. Wang, Benson County State’s Attorney, regarding the zoning ordinance variance requested by Otter Tail Power Company related to the following property: A parcel approximately 150’x100′ located in the NW?SW? of Sec. 15, Twp.
153, Rge. 67. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Cox, to approve granting the variance to Otter Tail Power Company provided Otter Tail Power Company is agreeable to signing the proposed Memorandum of Understanding. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the minutes from the January 24, 2006 meeting of the Lake Region District Health Unit.
The board also reviewed a letter from State’s Attorney Wang to Gerry Foell, BIA Branch of Roads Great Plains Region, dated July 20, 2006, regarding the 2006 IRR Inventory update.
Further, the board reviewed a letter from State’s Attorney Wang to the ND DOT dated July 20, 2006, requesting a copy of the US 281 Environmental Document.
A letter dated July 19, 2006 from Scott Zainhofsky, ND DOT, to Jeff Forster, FHWA, was presented to the board regarding the US 281 Relocation and Haul Road Restoration Policy.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to pay the following approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
Distribution of Entities $34,853.76
Social Welfare 6,050.08
Cass Co Treas 176.00
Chad’s Amoco 236.93
Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30
Dean Petska 50.00
Doris Randle 64.50
Hewlett-Packard Co 586.00
James Wang 580.00
NDACO Resource Group 349.00
ND Telephone Co 725.99
Oddens’ Grocery 382.05
Scott Knoke 192.37
Esmond City 25.95
Chad’s Amoco 855.75
Doug Mundahl 217.60
ND Telephone Co 205.43
US Postmaster 195.00
Terry Follman 662.69
Sage Software 359.95
Distribution of Entities 150.33
ND State Treasurer 4,796.50
Minnewaukan City 106.95
Erling Karlsbraaten 66.75
Farmers Union Oil-York 5,768.46
Job Service 3,666.82
ND Newspaper Assn 150.00
NDSU Extension Service 728.00
Ralph Olson 102.75
Office of St Tax Comm 3,510.55
Rich Valley Twp 1,450.10
Warwick Oil 4,364.30
ND Agency for Surplus
ND Game & Fish 57,544.00
ND Public Employees
Social Welfare 11,907.74
Anton Burkhardsmeier 100.62
B & H Oil 2,411.98
Bison Auto & Farm Repair 92.00
Butler Machine 175.58
Minnewaukan City 73.00
Dell Preferred Acct
Payment C 94.49
Don’s Rental 125.00
GCR Tire Center 1,594.07
Gofer Sanitation 55.00
Home of Economy 44.70
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
HE Everson Co 27.17
Lake Lumber, Inc 100.92
Mac’s, Inc 64.80
Mollers, Inc 17.55
Dakota Implement 339.66
ND Dept of Transportation 2,750.07
ND Dept of Transportation 47,275.48
Nodak Electric Cooperative 27.11
Northwest Tire & Auto
Office Depot 694.60
Otter Tail Power Company 162.14
Otter Tail Power Company 24.88
Prairie Truck & Tractor
Benson Co Farmers Press 139.00
Service Tire 1,027.29
Eldon Twp 4,968.07
Esmond Twp 1,912.50
Lallie Twp 1,445.00
Lohnes Twp 3,000.03
Twin Tree Twp 842.35
Warwick Oil 1,499.40
Wanda Teigen 25.50
WW Wallwork 299.50
Social Welfare 5,628.65
BCBS of ND 3,540.88
Benson Co Transportation 800.00
Country Cuisine 40.00
Cliff’s Towing 150.00
Clute’s Office Equipment 241.35
Curtis Hvinden 80.00
Barry Cox 173.75
Edward Ripplinger 128.38
Jason Lee 71.00
Dwain Brown 77.00
Computer Software Assoc 66.00
DF Lighting 298.60
Doris Randle 149.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 161.48
Best Western International
Institute of Local Govn’t 68.00
Jean Olson 121.00
Jenny Steinhaus 106.50
Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 329.45
LR Law Enforcement Ctr 1,298.00
Maddock Mini Mart 184.30
ND Assn of Counties 130.00
ND Public Employees
Oddens’ Grocery 746.80
Office Depot 35.26
Otter Tail Power Company 550.27
Quality Photo 13.11
Pitney Bowes 182.44
Prairie Knights Casino 45.00
Prairie Public Broadcasting 150.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 667.99
Protective Life Ins Co 336.52
Scott Knoke 143.25
Service Tire 338.40
Thrifty White Pharmacy 4.49
Universal Services 84.14
Vicky Schlieve 10.49
Wholesale Supply Co 234.27
West Payment Center 533.40
Maddock City 51.25
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 927.98
Farmers Union Oil-York 9,992.96
Garrison Diversion Dist 422.36
Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 41.50
Dakota Implement 13.08
ND State Treasurer 7,041.99
Northern Plains Elec Co-op 41.00
North Plains Comm 753.00
Praxair Distribution, Inc 7.60
JULY 2006 NET PAYROLL
County Agent 1,821.76
Emergency Disaster 935.04
County General 30,820.75
Social Services 27,886.18
County Road 36,462.95
Karen Halle, Lake Region District Health Unit, met with the board to discuss the 2007 budget for the health unit. A conference call will be held on September 5, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. to finalize the budget.
The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Deputy Benson County Auditor
(Publish Aug. 23, 2006)
MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING
LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL
July 19, 2006
The annual meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held July 19, 2006 at 7 p.m.
Present were Young, Larson, Silliman, Swanson, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and Business Manager Benson.
The minutes of the previous regular meeting were approved as written.
The bills and reports through June 30, 2006 were presented and reviewed. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the bills through June 30, 2006 for payment.
AmericInn of Medora $399.60
Audiovisual, Inc 1,726.64
B & H Oil C 19,493.57
Benson Co Farmers Press 171.68
Best Western Seven Seas
Braaten, Joel 157.50
Brown, M Jane 81.88
Cenex Credit Card 165.17
Chad’s Amoco 235.96
City of Leeds 158.00
Clute Office Equip 399.00
Computer Store 707.00
Dept of Public Instruction 10.00
Emed Co, Inc 187.51
Farmers Union Oil Co 181.52
GRS Greenberg Roofing 544.52
Gullickson, Jason 113.06
Haagenson, Patty 842.82
Herman, Daniel 184.50
Jorgenson, Geri 90.95
Lake Region Asphalt, Inc 8,415.00
LaMotte’s Paint & Glass Co 83.24
Larocque, Chuck 1,409.53
McGuire’s in Rugby 389.31
Midwest Investigation &
Minot Public Schools 450.00
Otter Tail Power Co 1,375.15
Pierce Co Tribune 15.48
Quill Corporation 393.25
Qwizdom, Inc 1,608.88
Company, LLC 1,430.96
Strong’s Lock & Safe 2,039.98
Tony’s Amsoil 22.50
Towner Co Record Herald 9.81
Tracy’s Market 37.61
Warren Implement, Inc 74.60
The annual business manager’s report for the year ended June 30, 2006 was reviewed.
It was moved, seconded and carried to accept and approve the ND School District Financial Report for 2005/2006 as presented by the business manager.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the final financial reports as of June 30, 2006 for the food service and activities funds (including basketball co-op and football co-op accounts).
Mrs. Benson presented annual reports on the Destination Imagination account and the Coaches Fund account.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the Wellness Policy.
The Oath of Office for Mark Swanson has been received and is in good order.
The meeting was adjourned for the reorganization meeting.
The business manager called the meeting to order.
Randy Silliman nominated Linda Young as president of the school district board.
It was moved, seconded and carried to cease nominations and cast unanimous ballot for Linda Young as president. Nominations ceased and a roll call vote was taken. All were in favor of Linda Young as president of the school district board.
Linda Young nominated Randy Silliman as vice president of the school district board. It was moved, seconded and carried to cease nominations and cast unanimous ballot for Randy Silliman as vice president. Nominations ceased and roll call was taken. All were in favor of Randy Silliman as vice president of the school district board.
The business manager turned the chair over to Young.
The board reviewed the list of unpaid bills from July 1 through July 19, 2006. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the bills for payment.
Chad’s Amoco $151.45
City of Leeds 523.50
Cooperative Resources 135.00
Dakota Web Composers 60.00
Devils Lake Journal 70.50
Discovery Education 1,495.00
International Reading Assn 61.00
L&H Plumbing & Heating 174.69
McGraw-Hill Companies 449.46
ND Telephone Co 260.60
Otter Tail Power 941.65
Paulson Supply 214.55
Pearson Education 43.10
Poppler’s Music 390.31
Praxair Dist 16.43
Premier School Agendas 767.75
Ritterman Trucking 284.00
School Specialty 50.03
Simplex Time Recorder 1,268.00
Software Unlimited, Inc 2,600.00
State Historical Society 22.95
Stuberg, Jady 200.00
Susag Sand & Gravel 128.00
Warren Implement, Inc 89.30
Mr. Gullickson presented the high school principal’s report: registration will be August 8, 7:30-5, the students’ agendas are in, girls’
basketball team was awarded the NDHSAA team scholar award, and the classrooms look good.
Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s
report: received the new science series, kindergarten visitation will be the week before school, all elementary classrooms are cleaned and class materials lists will be put on the school Web site for parents to access.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Matt Swanson as the 5th grade teacher.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Lana Mitchell as the 4th grade teacher.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Breanne Larson as head volleyball coach.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Michael Strand as assistant volleyball coach.
Randy Silliman left the meeting.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s
report: head cook position, bus vandalism, ND Commission on Education meeting will be in Devils Lake on August 9, the Benson County Homeland Security meeting, and replacing bus radios with digital. There was discussion of transportation and tuition for a student from Minnewaukan. Also discussed was a need for a sign language interpreter for a freshman student next year.
Mark Swanson arrived at the meeting.
It was moved, seconded and carried to designate the United Community Bank of ND as the bank of deposit.
It was moved and seconded to designate the Benson County Farmers Press as official newspaper. Upon roll call vote, with two in favor and one opposed, the motion carried.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve continuing with Scholastic Insurance coverage through NDIRF.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve continuing the Catastrophic Injury Insurance coverage for students K-12.
The board reviewed the pledge of securities report from United Community Bank of ND as of June 30, 2006 and the list of securities from Bank of North Dakota.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the
2006/2007 Professional Development Plan as presented. The board would like to thank Judy Anderson, Maxine Heisler and Corinne Risovi for their excellent work.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Tuition Agreement for Kirsten Olson of Churchs Ferry to attend school in Devils Lake.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Mr.
Braaten as administrator for the Title I, II a & d, Title IV and Title V programs and the Small Rural Schools grant and authorize the Consolidated Application of those funds for 2006/07.
The board discussed using the speakerphone for meetings when a member is unable to attend.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 8 p.m.
Kathryn L. Benson
(Publish Aug. 23, 2006)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
August 11, 2006
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held August 11, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; council members Delores Solway and Sylvester Hoffner; and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent were Walter Norman and Lance Alexander.
A motion was made by Delores Solway, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 10, 2006. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Delores Solway, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills for July are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Misti Arnold 554.10
Sylvester Hoffner 90.05
Donald Vetsch 850.00
Waste Management 1,246.91
ND Telephone Co. 54.54
Otter Tail Power Co. 438.02
Hawkins Water Treatment 410.10
Benson Co. Farmers Press 77.47
Ramsey Bank (Box Rent) 10.00
Richard Vetter Const. 1,762.59
Misti Arnold 6.90
ND Public Health 36.00
Esmond Park Board 81.77
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Delores Solway, to have Mayor Estagen Zimmerman purchase breakers and a new phone for the city hall. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Delores Solway, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, that the past due utility accounts were to be sent disconnect notices and if not paid by the August 20, 2006 they would be turned over to Benson County as a special assessment. The motion carried unanimously.
The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 7 p.m.
A motion was made by Delores Solway, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
August 15, 2006
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held August 15, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Library. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson, Rita Staloch and Steve Huffman. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, Cathy Nord, Shirley Dovovan and Scott Zainhofsky of the ND Department of Transportation.
Huffman moved that the minutes of the July 11 meeting be approved. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Scott Zainhofsky of the ND Department of Transportation presented a report to the council regarding the department’s plan for old Highway 281.
Fireworks was tabled until the next meeting.
The RV ordinance was tabled until the next meeting.
A motion was made by Carlson to accept a propane bid from the Farmers Union Oil Company of Maddock for the 2006-2007 season. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A building permit for Shirley Donovan was presented to the council. A motion was made by Carlson to approve the building permit with the contingency that Donovan gets the required signatures for placing a mobile home in the city. Huffman seconded. Roll call vote:
Motis-yes, Huffman-yes, Carlson-yes, Staloch-no. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Staloch to accept a bid from Joe Clifton in the amount of $390 to make the exterior repairs that are needed on the bank building. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made Carlson to pay Allan Nord $30 for the use of his trailer to haul the lawn mower. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson to appoint Mark Motis as council president. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Other business that was discussed was RV trailers dumping raw sewage, snow country prison exhibit, trees and shrubs, parking permits, street repair, NIMS training, water, sewer and garbage for seasonal users, and cell phones.
A motion was made by Motis to pay all bills.
Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Huffman, S. 802.00
Lake Region Sheet Metal 60.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,023.74
Waste Management $3,018.75
Benson Co. Farmers Press $120.78
Frith & Steffan 50.00
Huffman, S. 324.80
Lake Region Sheet Metal 90.00
Municipal Government 100.00
ND Telephone Co. 92.53
One Call Concepts 13.17
Otter Tail Power Co. 269.54
Bank of North Dakota $12,150.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 269.54
Warren Implement 47.51
Darrell’s Electric $358.39
Harlow Elevator 16.95
Harold’s Auto Repair 146.95
Home of Economy 18.36
ND Dept. of Health 24.00
ND Telephone Co. 82.01
Northern Plains Electric 392.17
Otter Tail Power Co. 182.23
Radio Shack 39.99
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
Curtis A. Yri
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Clarence J. Longie a/k/a Clarence Longie, Jr., 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 Catherine A. Longie, personal representative of the estate at 7858 Matohim Road, St. Michael, North Dakota 58370 or filed with the court.
Dated this 1st day of August, 2006.
-s-Catherine A. Longie
Catherine A. Longie
John W. Frith
FRITH & STEFFAN
609 4th Avenue NE
PO Box 1045
Devils Lake, ND 58301
ND License No.: 02947
Attorneys for Personal Representative
First publication on the 23rd day of August, 2006.
(Publish Aug. 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2006)
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