MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
September 5, 2006
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held September 5, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and Aldermen Wayne Knatterud and Rodney Maddock.
Alderman Mark Finley was absent. Frank Mosser, Ron Senger, Mike Hakanson and Sheriff Ned Mitzel were also present.
Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as typed. Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Bills were audited. Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the bills. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Employees’ Wages 4,482.25
Ramsey National Bank 1,324.30
State Tax Commissioner 83.00
Cutler-Magner Company 2,350.96
Northern Plains 7,297.44
BlueCross-BlueShield, Inc 1,920.94
Hawkins Chemical, Inc 22.13
Maddock EDC & Rodney
Maddock EDC 225.00
Penworthy Company 14.85
Rough Rider Industries 9.89
Frank Mosser 88.50
Jean Mosser 8.95
ND One Call, Inc 1.45
Northern Water Works 504.46
Clute Office, Inc 2,291.47
Terpening Const 0,992.79
Peterson Law, PC 171.55
Alton’s Bulk 865.92
Team Laboratory Corp 711.30
Lake Lumber, Inc 5.18
Tyndale House, Inc 9.56
LexisNexis Matthew Bender 84.00
Waste Management of ND,
Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc 38.66
Farmers Union Oil Co 320.42
Ag Resources 19.45
Municipal Finance Officers 60.00
Durbin Excavating 7,435.18
ND Pollution & Control Conf 105.00
Frank Mosser discussed various items: sewer valves that were replaced, three aprons replaced on the streets and the highway, and the damage to the streets where large semi and farm trucks are hauling and the need to get these on the plan to repair or replace.
Ned Mitzel, Ron Senger and Mike Hakanson were present about the Senger dog issue. The city attorney and Ron’s attorney have been speaking back and forth via letters and phone. The council is wanting the ordinance to be enforced and he is to be allowed two dogs, the other 16 must go out of the city limits within a few days.
Jim Back of Western Area Power has made an appointment to be at the October 2, 2006 council meeting to discuss the pending power increases.
Head Start has approached the council on the possibility of buying some of the equipment that belonged to the Kids on the Block Daycare. An inventory list has been received with current values, however no sale price has been determined on the items. Auditor Mosser is to contact Alison Driessen for a price.
Auditor Mosser requested permission to allow Pam Lee and herself to attend the ND League of Cities convention in Minot September 21, 22 and 23.
Mayor Winson requested permission to send Keith Winson to the ND Water and Pollution Control conference October 25, 26 and 27, 2006. Marilyn Allan made a motion to approve these requests.
Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Auditor Mosser presented a letter of increase from Waste Management. Our fee will increase
$164.25 per month, or $1,971.00 per year. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to accept the increase.
Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The Pledge of Securities from North Star Community Credit Union was reviewed and placed on file in the office.
One gaming permit was presented for Maddock Public School. Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the permit. Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the site authorization for Ducks Unlimited. Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Three building permits were presented: Kevin Winson to move a yard shed to his home site; Kay Feig to construct a chain link fence; and Myrtle Roberts to replace the front steps on her home.
Marilyn Allan made a motion to approve the permits. Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The next meeting will be October 2, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.
There being no further business, on motion made and seconded, the meeting adjourned.
These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
August 10, 2006
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on August 10, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson, and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Ralph Olson was a guest.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger to approve the minutes of July 19, the General Fund bills totaling $29,141.33, Building Fund bills totaling $6240.45, and food service and activities reports. Motion carried.
Acme Electric $17.80
Kim Anderson 84.00
Avi Systems 8,429.12
Benson Co Farmers Press 127.80
Brian Bubach 86.25
Cal-Pacific Products 447.05
Cenex Convenience Card 288.95
City of Maddock 2,502.91
Cole Papers 1,042.00
Doublewood Inn 160.59
Farmers Union Oil Co 405.44
First to the Finish 1,281.48
The Forum 105.75
Gaffney’s of Minot 406.93
Gus’s Auto Supply 16.02
Harcourt Brace & Co 1,224.47
Robert Hoffner 239.41
Kanzelman Repair 55.00
Lannie Simonson Building
Mesabi Academy 2,100.00
Minot Daily News 150.75
ND Council of Educational
ND Horizons 18.00
New Rockford Chevrolet &
Ralph Olson 29.78
Popplers Music 55.00
Pyramid School Products 55.33
Henry Schein, Inc 9.38
Science News 54.50
Stein Chemical Co 65.13
Wholesale Supply Co 127.90
Workforce Safety &
Ag Resources 1,700.00
Northland Coal Equip 6,675.00
Principals reports included registration and class schedule information.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold to approve the 2006-07 contract with Health Dimensions Resources for one-half time speech services at $45 per hour plus ? hour travel time and mileage at $.445 per mile. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.
Two bus route scenarios were compared, six routes versus five. A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner to remain at six routes. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.
Mr. Bubach highlighted the ND Commission on Education’s new formula with current budget information. More details will be presented as available.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Kenner to approve the second reading of the Student-Parent Handbook and staff handbooks. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.
Mr. Bubach updated the board on the status of summer building projects. The boiler value is the only project not completed. A list of items that will be sold at the school yard sale on August 15 was given to the board.
Discussion was held on a football co-op for next year. A plan would be needed within five weeks for consideration by the NDHSAA. No action was taken.
The next regular meeting will be September 12 at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.
(Publish Sept. 13, 2006)
OF THE BOARD OF
August 15, 2006
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 8 a.m.
Commissioners present were Barry Cox, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Dwain Brown. Chairman Ripplinger called the meeting to order.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on August 1, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Christie Jaeger and Dwain Brown to the Benson County Social Service Board for a period of three years commencing September 4, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Jacqueline Downs, MD as coroner for Benson County for a period of four years commencing September 3, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to appoint Barry Cox as NDACo delegate for Benson County for a period of two years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from Jean Mosser, Maddock City Auditor, which requested partial payment for a billing incurred from removal of a fuel tank on county shop property in Maddock. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to pay the city of Maddock the sum of $75.00 for costs involved in removal of the fuel tank. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to approve the chairman signing the Funding Agreement for Clerk of District Court Services.
All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a letter from the City of Minnewaukan dated August 10, 2006, which requested the old Hwy. #281 remain open as long as feasible.
Norma Jean Neumiller, Benson County
transportation director, met with the board and requested it approve the new policy and procedure manual for the department. She indicated the manual did not change from the previous version.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve having the chairman sign the policy and procedure manual. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
Ned Mitzel, Benson County sheriff, met with the board to discuss training requirements for the new elected sheriff.
At 9 a.m. Ralph Olson and Erling Karlsbraaten, members of the Benson County Zoning Board, met to review the application for zoning ordinance variance filed by WWC Holding Co, Inc., d/b/a Alltel. The application affects property SW? of Sec. 32, Twp. 152, Rge. 69, (North Viking Township), Benson County, ND. Ralph Wyngarden of Faulk & Foster was present for the hearing and stated the tower will be 210′ high and will be self-supporting. The land the tower is located on will be leased and the tower will be located approximately 220′ from the Hwy. #30 right-of-way. The Benson County Zoning Board recommended the variance be granted by the board.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve granting the variance to WWC Holding Co, Inc., d/b/a Alltel. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board and the zoning board discussed a letter which James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, wrote to Grant Shaft, Attorney at Law, dated August 3, 2006, regarding proposed development in the 2nd Commissioners District.
Ralph Olson discussed issues concerning the proposed abandonment of old Hwy. #281 south of Minnewaukan. The board discussed the restrictions that could be placed on the roadway if needed.
Olson made a request to the board that the entire portion of old Hwy. #281 running south of Minnewaukan remain open for public use.
The board reviewed a response letter which State’s Attorney Wang received from Mark Gaydos, ND DOT, dated July 28, 2006, regarding the Hwy.
#281 project and the US 281 environmental documents.
The board also reviewed the minutes from the July 12, 2006 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.
A request was made to the board from the auditor of the city of Cando, ND, that Benson County reimburse the city of Cando for a portion of Steve Rohrer’s wages for attending law enforcement training if he is elected sheriff of Benson County in the November 2006 General Election. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve paying a portion of Rohrer’s wages ($2.50 per hour) for attending the required law enforcement training if he is elected sheriff in the November 2006 General Election, provided that an opinion is obtained from State’s Attorney Wang stating Benson County is responsible for paying wages for an elected sheriff to attend the necessary training. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
At 10 a.m Ralph Olson; Erling Karlsbraaten; Gene Hager, Benson County Hwy. Department; Claudette Carlson, Minnewaukan City Council member; and Scott Zainhofsky, ND DOT, met with the board regarding the abandonment of old Hwy. #281.
Carlson requested the portion of old Hwy. #281 running north of the city of Minnewaukan remain open for public use as long as feasible. A request was made to Zainhofsky that the cement barriers be allowed to remain on the roadway if the county should take it over. Zainhofsky commented this was not permissible as the barriers are needed for other projects. Brown requested the state provide Benson County with the necessary signs to close off any portions of the roadway if the need should arise. Hager suggested the county keep the roadway north of Minnewaukan open as long as possible during the summer months but close it during the winter months. He further suggested the roadway south of Minnewaukan remain open throughout the year. He asked Zainhofsky if the State of ND would agree to repair any potholes on the roadway north and south of Minnewaukan. Lee commented on the Hwy.
281 Environmental Document which states the riprap, surfacing and culverts cannot be removed from the portion of roadway running north of Minnewaukan. Olson suggested that flips signs or gates be placed so the roadway could be opened or closed as needed. It was determined that approximately nine gates would be needed and portions of the roadway may need to be closed to truck traffic. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to prepare a list of items the State of ND would need to consent to in order for Benson County to take over all of Hwy. #281. If the State of ND would agree to provide Benson County with the requested repairs, signing, etc., the county would take over the entire portion of old Hwy. #281. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a 2006 Homeland Security Grant Application Allocation Change Request prepared by the Emergency Disaster coordinator.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to set $250 as the minimum fee for filing an application for a zoning ordinance variance. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Benson County Auditor
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed Annexation of Sections 1 and 12 of Twp.
154 N, Rge. 67 W, Benson County, ND (Riggin
Township) into the Minnewaukan Rural Fire Protection District; and Proposed Annexation of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35 and 36 of Twp. 156 N, Rge.
67 W (Irvine Township), Benson County, ND and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Twp. 155 N, Rge. 67 W, Benson County, ND (Normania Township) into the Leeds Rural Fire Protection District.
To all persons residing in or having any interest in real or personal property located within the following boundaries:
Sections 1 and 12 of Twp. 154 N, Rge. 67 W, Benson County, ND (Riggin Township); and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35 and 36 of Twp. 156 N, Rge. 67 W (Irvine Township), Benson County, ND and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Twp.
155 N, Rge. 67 W, Benson County, ND (Normania Township).The Benson County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the above mentioned annexations on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 9:30 o’clock a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Benson County Courthouse, 311 B Ave. S, Minnewaukan, ND. This hearing is being held for the purpose of hearing testimony from any person residing or owning any interest in real or personal property assessed for taxation in the existing district and the proposed annexation area listed above.
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