10/11/2006 – Public Notices


ANALYSIS OF THE

STATEWIDE MEASURES

APPEARING ON THE

GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT NOVEMBER 7, 2006 The following analyses are for the three measures appearing on the statewide General Election ballot on November 7, 2006. This publication is required by section 16.1-01-07 of the North Dakota Century Code to enable voters to become familiar with the effect of proposed measures. The full text of each measure is available on the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.nd.gov/sos or by requesting a copy from either the Elections Division, Secretary of State’s office at (800) 352-0867, ext. 8-4146, or from the office of any County Auditor.

In addition, as required by section 16.1-01-17 of the North Dakota Century Code, a copy of the Legislative Council’s report on the estimated fiscal impact of Measures No. 2 and No. 3 is available on the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.nd.gov/sos, by calling (800) 352-0867, ext. 84146, or by writing to Secretary of State, 600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept 108, Bismarck ND 58505.

Analysis of Constitutional

Measure No. 1

Constitutional Measure No. 1 was placed on the ballot by action of the 2005 North Dakota Legislative Assembly with the passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 3037 (2005 Session Laws, Ch. 624). If approved, it would amend sections 1 and 2 of Article IX of the North Dakota Constitution.

This measure would require that the common schools and other permanent trust funds be managed to preserve purchasing power and to provide stable distributions to beneficiaries. It would change trust fund distributions based on interest and income earned to that based on the fund’s average value; require all revenue produced by a trust fund to be deposited into the fund; and provide for paying administrative costs from the respective trusts.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above.

Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.

Analysis of Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2 Constitutional Measure No. 2 was placed on the ballot by petitions circulated by a sponsoring committee. If approved, it would amend section 16 of Article I of the North Dakota Constitution.

This measure would provide that the taking of private property for public use or purpose does not include public economic development benefits and that private property could not be taken for private benefit unless necessary for conducting a common carrier or utility business.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above.

Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.

Analysis of Initiated Statutory Measure No. 3 Statutory Measure No. 3 was placed on the ballot by petitions circulated by a sponsoring committee. If approved, it would add a new section to chapter 14-09 of the North Dakota Century Code.

This measure would provide that, for child custody and support in the event of a divorce, separation, or custody proceeding, each parent would be entitled to joint legal and physical custody unless first declared unfit based on clear and convincing evidence; that parents must develop a joint parenting plan, with a court becoming involved only if parents do not agree on a plan; that child support payments be based on the parenting plan and could not be greater than the actual cost of providing for the basic needs of each child.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above.

Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

Oct. 16, 2006 – 6:30 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Additions to and approval of agenda

III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak IV. Reading and approval of the minutes V. Presentation of bills VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C. Hot lunch; D.

Capital projects

VII. Old business. A. Lighting and energy saving proposal report; B.

Auditors; C. Football and volleyball co-ops; D. NAFIS conference, Washington, DC Sept. 17-19, report; E. Impact Aid review; F. Bus routes, new bus VIII. New business. A. Update on incident; B. Hot lunch proposal IX. Principals’ reports X. Next meeting date and time XI. Adjournment (Publish Oct. 11, 2006)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

September 19, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 19, 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 Cox, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held September 5, 2006 and the special meeting held September 12, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter dated September 14, 2006 from Rod Lindstrom, Surety Title Co., regarding the abandonment of US Hwy. #281.

Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse, met with the board to review her 2007 departmental budget.

Lana Johnson, clerk of court, met with the board to review her 2007 departmental budget. She explained the clerk of court service costs paid by the State of ND. She discussed the issue of part-time employees receiving full-time health insurance benefits.

Jean Olson, superintendent of schools, met with the board to present her 2007 departmental budget. The 2007 budget of the Benson County Water Board was also reviewed.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $50,000 from the County Poor Fund and $25,000 from the Emergency Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Doris Randle, county recorder, met with the board regarding the 2007 budget for the recorder’s office. She discussed the amount of annual revenue received by the recorder’s office.

Ellen Huffman, tax equalization director, and Scott Knoke, extension agent, presented their 2007 departmental budgets to the board.

Morris Holen Jr., Wold Engineering, met with the board to discuss the proposed 2007-2008 County Federal Aid projects with the board.

Proposed projects include: chip sealing 5 miles west of Oberon, 4 miles south of Leeds, and 13.6 miles south of Esmond; bituminous surfacing 1 mile east and 10 miles north of Warwick; and grade & aggragate surfacing on US #2 north to the county line.

Barry Cox left the meeting at 10:05 a.m.

James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney, met with the board regarding his 2007 departmental budget.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Lee, to distribute monies collected for the Senior Citizen Mill Levy/Mill Levy Match according to the point system used in 2005 and according to the amount of dollars requested in form SFN 892. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to levy debt to county against the following townships for the 2006 tax year: West Bay, Riggin, Rich Valley, Lohnes and Esmond. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Gene Hager, county road superintendent, met with the board regarding the 2007 budget for the road department.

The board reviewed a letter dated September 8, 2006, which State’s Attorney Wang sent to the Office of the State Auditor regarding pending and threatened litigation claims against Benson County.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign the Contractor’s Progressive Estimates on PW 693 and 947. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the US Dept. of the Interior dated September 6, 2006 regarding a course scheduled in Dickinson, ND for concepts on the land use plan for land management.

The board also reviewed a letter from the clerk of court dated August 14, 2006 and the VSO officer dated September 15, 2006, requesting that part-time employees of the those departments receive full-time health insurance benefits. The board concluded they would look into this issue further when they review the Benson County Employee Handbook in December 2006.

The board reviewed the memo and minutes from the August 9, 2006 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board, along with the Devils Lake Basin Flows Chart and information on the

2007 Water Stewardship Award.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to transfer $89,000 from the County Highway Tax Fund and $78,000 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Bonnie Erickson, county auditor/treasurer, presented her 2007 departmental budgets to the board. She also presented the board with the 2007 proposed county budget. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to publish the Notice to Taxpayers as presented. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman

(Publish Oct. 11, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

October 2, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held October 2,

2006 at 6:45 p.m. Jim Bach of Western Area Power was present to inform the council of a proposed 25% rate increase of WAPA power. Mr.

Bach excused himself. Roll call was taken with Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and Aldermen Wayne Knatterud and Rodney Maddock present. Also in attendance were City Attorney Travis Peterson, Sheriff Ned Mitzel and employees Frank Mosser and Keith Winson.

Jerry Rameden was present and explained he is working on cleanup of his lots, removing vehicles, etc. He will have them cleaned up by October 7, 2006.

Mr. Peterson informed the council if vehicles are impounded, "garage keepers" insurance must be secured and he reviewed the steps of the ordinance and how to legally handle these proceedings. Mr. Peterson highly recommended the city secure a building official. Mayor Winson will check with a party to see if he is interested.

City employees were visited with. Frank Mosser reports the fire extinguishers at the Maddock Community Center are now 20 years old and cannot be filled again, they must be replaced. Mayor Winson will inform the community center board on Thursday morning. Mosser indicated the water pressure may be low on Tuesday due to repairs on the water tower.

There was talk about the Multi-Purpose Building lights being on, the liability of open doors, etc. Yield and stop signs have been posted and street signs will be purchased and placed at the school entrances and on Railway Avenue for the Multi-Purpose Building.

There was one bid on the grader. It was from Vernon Beyer of Montpelier, ND for $351. Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to accept the bid. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Five people have been appointed to the advisory committee. They are as follows: Lu Mathison, Dennis Haugen, Bradley Odden, Kathy Knatterud and David Swanson. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve these five board members. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Mayor Winson spoke on the appointment of a five member board to study the preservation of the hardware store. He will serve on behalf of the city and Jim Gilbertson will serve on behalf of the Historical Society.

Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as typed. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Bills were audited. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to pay the bills. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. The motion carried. Bills were as follows:

Employee Wages $4,403.13

Border States Electric 72.81

Northern Plains Electric 17,324.53

BlueCross BlueShield 1,920.94

Hawkins Chemical, Inc 21.24

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 106.21

ND Health Lab 28.00

Maddock Mini Mart 359.05

Gus’s Auto 27.14

Donna Rice 4.99

Frank Mosser 88.50

Jean A. Mosser 132.62

VISA 85.45

ND One Call, Inc 2.48

Clute Office Equipment, Inc 33.00

Peterson Law Office, PC 324.00

Library Store, Inc 35.49

International Inn-Minot 81.47

David Abrahamson 40.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 843.14

Ramsey National Bank 1,320.14

State Tax Commissioner 83.00

Waste Management of ND 3,650.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 100.00

A letter of resignation was presented from Mark Finley. Due to a job change, he is not able to be present for the meetings. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan made a motion to accept the resignation. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Building permits were presented by Sandra Hugelen for siding on her home; by Arland Hakanson for a storage shed; and by Duane Stensby for an addition to his home. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve these three permits. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and Alderman Wayne Knatterud reported they attended a workshop in Leeds on a simulated train accident.

The next meeting will be November 6, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.

There being no further business, on motion made and seconded, the meeting adjourned.

Jean A. Mosser

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.

(Publish Oct. 11, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

August 17, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on August 17, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Laura Every, Supt. Myron Jury, Mike Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson. Corey Erickson was absent.

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

Mike Callahan visited with the board about the assistant principal position. Yri made a motion to approve the position and salary of assistant principal for Mike Callahan. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. Motion carried. Erickson was absent.

Discussion was held on football co-op and spraying the grounds.

Thompson made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 2006 meeting with the corrections made. Every seconded the motion. Motion carried.

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

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $497.50

Aims Education Foundation 83.38

Alltel 44.57

Amsterdam Printing & Litho 83.15

Audiovisual, Inc 1,428.43

Benson Co Farmers Press 196.42

BW Doublewood Inn-Fargo 650.00

BlueCross BlueShield ND 1,731.90

Bremer Bank, NA 15.00

Jean Callahan 87.50

Mike Callahan 262.25

Capital One 1,069.22

Ron Carlson 210.50

Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Co, Inc 236.13

Classroom Products

Warehouse 61.20

Cooperative Resources, Inc 192.00

Crystal Products 213.80

Devils Lake Journal 79.00

Blick Art Materials 613.54

Eckroth Music 1,043.00

Ecolab 91.50

Farmers Union Oil Co 10.71

Gopher 1,247.52

Harcourt 1,394.61

Lyndee Heser 210.50

Houghton Mifflin Co 51.15

J & A Handy Crafts, Inc 57.00

JW Pepper & Son, Inc 60.00

Kelly Inn-Bismarck 100.00

Scott Knoke 280.00

Lake Lumber, Inc 899.25

Lake Region State College 525.00

Lakeshore Learning

Materials 404.52

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass

Supply 499.71

Mac’s, Inc 81.17

Dianne Mikkelson 261.25

Music in Motion 143.40

NAFIS 450.00

NAPA Auto Parts 209.74

National Center for Youth

Issues 174.20

ND Telephone Co 307.15

ND Retirement & Investment

Office 2,316.32

Oddens’ Grocery 1,096.10

Oriental Trading 62.60

Otter Tail Power Co 713.35

Pearson Education 2,268.81

Plank Road Publishing, Inc 140.88

Positive Promotions 85.55

Remedia Publications 164.34

David Salisbury 250.00

Sax Arts & Crafts 477.50

Scholastic, Inc 69.49

Scholastic, Inc 44.34

School Specialty, Inc 22.98

Andrew St. Vincent 185.50

Stein’s, Inc 244.58

Super Duper Publications 181.50

Supreme School Supply, Inc 285.58

Teacher Direct 99.28

Teacher’s Discovery 334.94

Teacher’s Video 34.14

The Education Center 50.85

The Mailbox 50.85

The McGraw-Hill Companies 974.43

The Teacher Institute 525.00

Thomson Learning 636.14

Trend Enterprises, inc 96.37

Triarco 473.45

United Art & Education 124.97

Wal-Mart 512.52

Woodwind & Brasswind 40.99

Zaner-Bloser Educational

Publishers 740.46

TOTAL 36,316.42

SPECIAL FUND

Gerrells & Co, Inc $7.50

TOTAL 7.50

HOT LUNCH

Oddens’ Grocery $21.98

TOTAL 21.98

Every made a motion to approve the financial reports and the annual report. Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the status of the lighting project, state funding, auditors, student counts and the NAFIS conference Sept. 17-19.

The next meeting will be September 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Yri seconded the motion. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman

(Publish Oct. 11, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

October 2, 2006

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held October 2, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Delores Solway, Sylvester Hoffner and Lance Alexander and city auditor Misti Arnold. Visitors were Audrey Boe, Rick Anderson, Albert Faul Jr. and Darell Hounbuckle.

A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by DeLores Solway, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 6, 2006.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills for July are as follows:

Terry Schwab $392.58

Misti Arnold 554.10

Sylvester Hoffner 138.52

Donald Vetsch 850.00

Waste Management 1,246.91

ND Telephone Co. 54.54

Otter Tail Power Co. 382.99

Benson Co. Farmers Press 57.99

Esmond Fire Dept. 10.00

The Cottage 49.50

Hawkins Water Treatment 347.60

A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Lance Alexander, to approve the final budget for the city of Esmond. The motion carried unanimously.

The final budget for the City of Esmond is available for examination at the Ramsey National Bank in Esmond or from the city auditor.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at 7 p.m.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

August 7, 2006

The Oberon City Council met on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager, Dale Stenberg, Eloise Ploium and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Absent was Doug Schmid. Also present were Karen Peterson, Patricia Anderson, Sharon Anderson Gatlin and Paul and Loretta Stensland.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Stenberg moved to approve the minutes. Hager seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Hager moved to pay all bills. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:

Benson Co. Farmers Press $19.70

Farmers Union Oil Co. 39.75

ND Dept. of Health 12.00

Hawkins Water Treatment 291.00

Job Service ND 10.62

US Treasury 275.40

Fire & Tornado Insurance 144.95

Waste Management 958.46

Otter Tail Power Co. 357.99

John Thomas 58.77

ND Telephone Co. 62.12

Waste Management 83.20

Payroll 749.10

The bid for the property on A Street South (Gov. Lot 9, Part A – 130 feet x 110 feet) was discussed. Hager moved to accept the bid of $1,500 from Karen Peterson and Reaba Hegg Mack. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Loretta Stensland said the results of the discrimination suit she brought against the city should be published. It was dismissed by the ND Department of Labor, Milena Stojkovic, investigator. Nothing more is necessary.

Due to Labor Day falling on the first Monday, the next council meeting will be held September 11, 2006 at 7 p.m.

Stenberg made a motion to adjourn. Ploium seconded. Motion carried.

Ruth Buehler

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor


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