10/25/2006 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

October 10, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held October 10,

2006 at 5 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. Guests were Ralph Olson and Charlotte Simon.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the minutes of September 12, the General Fund bills totaling $25,825.99, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Accurate Dorwin $35.80

Acme Electric 633.92

Activities Fund 496.00

Barnes & Noble 8.72

Benson Co Farmers Press 67.10

Benson Co Schoolmasters 100.00

Blows Sew N Vac 657.85

Bubach, Brian 104.00

Cenex Convenience Card 197.32

City of Maddock 4,154.64

Doublewood Inn 220.00

EduTech 250.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 4,335.01

Food Service Fund 93.61

Fossen, Brenda 52.50

Gaffaney’s of Minot 862.53

Gus’s Auto Supply 96.01

Harlow’s Bus Sales 8.56

Health Dimensions Rehab 4,183.50

Hoffner, Mary 204.25

HomeTown Grocery, LLC 95.91

Hoopster, Inc 14.00

Information Technology Dept 164.93

Johnson Clinic 91.00

Johnson, Donna 177.50

Johnson’s Plumbing &

Appliance 1,456.80

Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 252.00

Markestad, Rachel 27.53

MathCounts Registration 80.00

Menards 156.09

Mesabi Academy 2,184.00

ND Council of Educational

Leaders 125.00

Networking Specialists, Inc 1,084.54

OfficeMax 409.96

Pellets, Inc 46.90

Praxair 129.89

Quill Corporation 399.62

Realityworks 375.90

School Specialty, Inc 33.57

Seven Seas Inn 100.00

Share Corporation 109.19

SimplexGrinnell 448.00

Software Unlimited, Inc 125.00

Topbulb.com 52.56

Trio Environmental

Consulting, Inc 245.00

United Parcel Service 17.28

Wholesale Supply Co 488.25

Zee Service Co 174.25

TOTAL 25,825.99

Principals reported that parent-teacher conferences will be November 1-2. Also discussed were the state assessment tests scheduled for October 23 and the NWEA testing evaluation.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve tuition contracts to Mesabi Academy for ESY 06 and 2006-07. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.

Discussion was held on the suitability of the 2002, 21-passenger bus for the bus routes. Mr. Bubach will look into possibly selling it outright, instead of trading for a larger bus. Mr. Olson provided information about a used bus available at Hartley’s.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the second reading of revised policies IBEA – Community Use of Facilities and BIB – Grievance Procedure. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Kenner, to approve the second reading of new policies IBEB – Civil Rights Certificate, Assurance of Compliance, and DBH – Reduction-in-Force and Re-employment Policy. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.

Discussion was held on school safety and security, including fire and tornado drills, lockdown – evacuation procedures, and bomb threats.

This will be the focus of a fall workshop which the administration will be attending. The school was also been awarded a Homeland Security grant of $2,532 toward security cameras.

Other items discussed were costs for new shower dividers for the locker rooms, the three-year AHERA inspection is completed with two small repairs noted, and a 2008-09 football co-op.

The next regular meeting will be November 14 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.

(Publish Oct. 25, 2006)


MINUTES OF RURAL WATER INFORMATION MEETINGS CITY OF ESMOND October 7 and 19, 2006 The City of Esmond held two rural water informational meetings at the Esmond Fire Hall on October 7 and 19. Present on October 7 were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Lance Alexander, Sylvester Hoffner and DeLores Solway and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Guest speakers representing rural water were Rick Anderson, Darrell Hournbuckle and Albert Faul Jr. Representing the Midwest Assistance Program was Audrey Boe.

Present on October 19 were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Sylvester Hoffner and DeLores Solway and City Auditor Misti Arnold.

Guest speakers representing rural water were Rick Anderson, Darrell Hournbuckle and Ralph Packulak.

Mayor Estagen Zimmerman opened the meetings by introducing the guest speakers and stated the purpose of the meetings. The mayor then opened the floor for questions and discussion.

The citizens of Esmond that were present had questions that touched on how much would it cost them for the water and connection, what would the city get paid on its water infrastructures, quality of water, maintenance and why is the city wanting the change.

Darrell Hournbuckle presented a slide show to help answer some of the questions and then opened the floor for discussion.

Rick Anderson and Ralph Packulak stressed the advantages that would come with rural water and answered questions that the citizens had.

Ralph also stressed that this is a good time to change over for there is funding available right now and that he foresees that there will be less to no funding available for these type of projects in the near future.

The City of Esmond will be working on getting a ballot made up for the November 7 election to vote on whether the city of Esmond will switch to rural water or stay with the current water connection.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

September 20, 2006

A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held September 20, 2006 at 8 p.m. Present were Silliman, Swanson, Larson, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principal Braaten and Business Manager Kathy Benson.

Linda Young and Jason Gullickson were absent.

The minutes of the previous meeting of August 10, 2006 were approved as written.

The board discussed future options of possible football co-ops. This year’s ND High School Activities Association deadline for football was September 15. Discussion will be continued with Cando and Maddock as possibilities.

It was moved, seconded and carried to set up direct deposit for employees’ payroll.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for August 2006 and bills for payment.

GENERAL FUND

American Welding Supplies $76.69

Anderson, Judy 59.99

Arbor Scientific 43.73

Artmain 17.19

Audiovisual, Inc 53.66

Autism Asperger Publishing

Co 135.70

B & H Oil Co 1,214.81

Barnes & Noble.com 199.74

Benson Co Farmers Press 473.98

Benson, Kathryn 45.00

Best Computer Supplies 38.65

Best Western Doublewood

Inn 82.50

Books To Go 458.56

Braaten, Carol 22.79

Braaten, Joel 45.00

Budgetext 108.72

Carolina Biological Supply Co 333.80

Chad’s Amoco 935.87

Classroomdirect.com 43.93

Clute Office Equip 274.84

Computer Store 2,122.00

Creative Impressions 55.16

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Destination Imagination 225.00

Devils Lake Area Teacher

Center 391.00

Dick Blick Co 442.76

Div of Independent Study 109.53

Dunlap, Deborah 151.33

Educational Innovations 18.90

Enslow Publishers 187.49

Farmers Union Oil Co 526.54

Flinn Scientific 152.06

Follett Educational Services 271.84

Gaffaney’s 70.00

Gerrells 365.85

Grand Forks Herald 109.79

Graybar 65.70

Gullickson, Jason 22.50

H A Thompson & Sons 699.00

Haagenson, Patty 45.00

Harlow’s Bus Sales 2,207.88

Houghton Mifflin 39.86

ITD 139.94

Jiffy Steamer Co 11.90

Johnson Clinic 82.00

L&H Plumbing 241.10

Lab-Aids 79.92

Lake Region Sheet Metal 403.86

Lake Region Special Ed 13,851.05

Leevers County Market 118.02

Manley, Jeff 130.00

Mathison Company 33.08

McGraw-Hill 432.14

Menards 220.03

Minot State University 77.59

Moser, Larry 23.22

Moser, Sheila 76.27

NASCO 56.52

National Geographic Society 15.90

National School Products 82.26

ND CEL 375.00

ND Telephone Co 293.88

NESC 4,000.00

Nelson, Louise 226.96

News Bowl 289.00

OfficeMax 1,440.35

Oriental Trading 52.85

Otter Tail Power 1,844.42

Paulson Supply 112.02

Pearson Education 1,054.17

Perma-Bound 154.22

Pierce Co Tribune 24.00

Popplers Music 956.90

Praxair 16.43

Quill Corp 808.93

Ramada 124.00

Ramkota Hotel 70.00

Really Good Stuff 130.77

Region IV Speech, Music &

Drama 75.00

Risovi, Corinne 242.50

Rolle, Gary 37.50

Row-Loff Productions 7.00

Scholastic Equipment Co 799.65

School Specialty 3,127.76

Showboard 112.86

Stein’s 1,090.03

Super Duper 295.94

Teacher Institute 98.00

Teacher’s Discovery 16.90

Teacher’s Media Co 56.93

Thomson Gale 267.06

Time 72.20

Time For Kids 382.70

TC Med Center 307.50

Tracy’s Market 59.93

Tumbleweed Press 49.00

Uniform City 70.93

United Art & Ed 893.43

US Foodservice 29.30

Wal-Mart 114.44

World Book Encyclopedia,

Inc 36.90

World Book, Inc 71.00

City of Leeds 158.00

Otter Tail Power Co 826.79

Fort Totten Historical

Foundation 22.00

Devils Lake Journal 79.00

US Postal Service 1,090.05

DPI 115.00

Scholastic Book Clubs 161.00

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: state fair art show awards winners, elementary health screenings will be September 26 and 27, NWEA fall MAP testing is complete, state assessment test will be October 23, eco-day field trip to Sully’s Hill for grade 6 on September 21, and the elementary girls’

basketball season has begun, tournament on Saturday.

The board discussed options for future volleyball seasons. Leeds numbers were considered adequate for next year. Board consensus at this time is that a co-op is not necessary and participant numbers will be monitored and reviewed again next season.

The ND School Board Association annual convention is October 27 and

28 in Bismarck and the school law seminar is October 26. Members must let Mrs. Benson know if they are attending by October 12 for registration and lodging.

The board reviewed the ND High School Activities Association by-law amendments. Mr. Braaten will be attending the general assembly meeting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Tuition Free Agreement for Sheila, Veronica and Beth Alexander to attend Devils Lake Public School.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Tuition Free Agreement for Alexander Olson to attend Devils Lake Public School.

The board reviewed the new funding proposal from the Governor’s Commission on Education Improvement and the impact on the Leeds School.

Mr. Braaten reported on the upcoming NESC traveling show meeting at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake on October 11, 2006. A reminder will be sent out to all board members.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: family transportation agreement and emergency lighting.

It was moved, seconded and carried to discontinue the family transportation agreement with Lorin and Patty Haagenson.

New basketball uniforms are in and the girls’ team will be hosting an elementary girls’ tournament this weekend as a fund raiser and the boys’ team will host a tournament in December.

Destination Imagination has lost the use of the building in Churchs Ferry for the Haunted House. They will be looking for other fund raising ideas.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

Vice President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

September 29, 2006

A special meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held September 29, 2006 at 8 p.m. Present were Young, Silliman, Bracken, Larson, Swanson, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten, Athletic Director Jeff Manley, Head Volleyball Coach Breanne Larson and Business Manager Kathy Benson. Lisa Anderson and Cindy Swanson were visitors.

The board met to review and discuss the volleyball program and future season.

Melody Bracken summarized the discussion at the previous regular meeting with regards to setting up a meeting with the Minnewaukan School Board pertaining to establishing a volleyball co-op.

The board reviewed the number of participants for next year and what number would be considered adequate for three or four teams.

Mr. Braaten will contact Minnewaukan School and a meeting will be set up for Monday, October 2 following the junior high/junior varsity football games.

If necessary, a community meeting will be scheduled the week following (Monday, October 9, 2006).

The meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

October 2, 2006

A special meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held October 2,

2006 at 8 p.m. Present were Leeds School Board members Young, Silliman, Bracken and Larson, Supt. Braaten, Athletic Director Jeff Manley and Head Volleyball Coach Breanne Larson. Also present were Minnewaukan School Board members Ambers, Thompson, Erickson and High School Principal Ron Carlson.

Representatives from the Leeds and Minnewaukan school boards met to review and discuss a possible volleyball co-op.

Leeds School Board will hold a community meeting on Monday, October 9, 2006 following the volleyball games.

Minnewaukan School Board will schedule a community meeting in Minnewaukan.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young

President


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

October 3, 2006

The Benson County commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Barry Cox and Jason Lee. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ripplinger.

Ned J. Mitzel, Benson County Sheriff, met with the board to review his mileage/activity report for September, 2006. He suggested selling the Blazer and the 1990 Chevy Impala which are being used by the sheriff’s department.

Cory Christofferson met with the board and requested the board sign affidavits stating the government claims that his scrap tire operation are a breeding ground for mosquitos and a fire danger are unfounded. The board reviewed the permit for transporting solid waste from the ND Department of Health. The board consented to signing the proposed affidavits.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 19, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Gene Hager as disaster emergency coordinator and Benson County road superintendent for a period of one year. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to reappoint Oscar and Gloria Kleven as ND State Fair delegates for a period of one year.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Val Wood to the Benson County School Reorganization Board for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Lee, to reappoint Barry Cox to the Tuition Appeals Board for a period of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter dated September 25, 2006, giving notification that Benson County is eligible to apply for a court facilities improvement grant. A copy of the application was given to Lana Johnson, clerk of court, for her input.

The board also reviewed a list of property deeded to the county for nonpayment of taxes. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to appraise the property as follows: parcel #09-0000-01983-010 – $198.68; parcel #09-0000-01985-000 – $882.77; parcel #32-0004-07853-000 – $60.11; and parcel #32-0004-07937-000 – $83.05; parcel #33-0000-08024-020 – $434.92; parcel #33-0001-07978-270 – $314.46; parcel #33-0001-07978-280 – $134.08; and parcel #37-0001-09059-110 – $118.45; #45-0001-10983-000 – $2,972.86; parcel #47-0001-11287-000 – $4,050.74. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Gene Hager, county road superintendent, and James P. Wang, Benson County State’s Attorney, met with the board regarding a letter sent to the board by Wang dated September 27, 2006. The proposed road department budget was discussed. Hager gave a report of the revenues received by the road department for the years 2000 through 2005.

State’s Attorney Wang explained the ways of possibly increasing revenues by charging the actual costs of operation to townships. Cox explained the townships cannot afford to pay the actual costs for blading, graveling, snow removal etc.

At 9:30 a.m. a public hearing was held regarding the 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 and Sections 1 and 12 of Twp.

154 N, Rge. 67 W (Riggin Township), Benson County, ND into the Minnewaukan Rural Fire Protection District. No appearance was made by any person approving or opposing the annexations. A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to have the chairman sign the Orders for Annexation. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed what time of year the townships paid Benson County for road work performed. Lee suggested possibly using "blade men" for graveling jobs if needed.

At 11 a.m. the final budget hearing was held on the 2007 annual county budget. People present at this time were: Edwin Hartle and Cory Christofferson, Minco Twp.; Roger Roberts and Howard Schmid, Lallie Twp.; Edwin Gilderhus, Oberon Twp.; Joe Binfet, Esmond Twp.; Joe Black, Victor Anderson and Scott Follman, Knox Twp.; Jon Hermanson, Butte Valley Twp.; Butch Reierson, Kenneth Axtman and Jon Hillestad, Broe Twp.; Harold Jorgenson, York Twp.; Roger and Lorraine Sabbe and Faith Rehling, North Viking Twp.; Brian Maddock, Albert Twp.; Michael Steffan, Louie Kraft and Duane Nelson, Mission Twp.; Lana Johnson, Clerk of Court; Melissa Buckmier, Deputy Clerk of Court; Donnie Buckmier, David Ambers and Carl Gilbertson, Eldon Twp.; Ed Forde, Benson County Social Services director; Gerald Schlenker and Norman Heisler, Aurora Twp.; Lonnie Griffin and Brian Lysne, Eldon Twp.; Michael Rohrer and Ardon Herman, Normania Twp.; Mark Hoffert and Jay Bosch, Iowa Twp.; Lee Paulson, West Antelope Twp.; Clayton Heck, Minco Twp.; Gerald Jaeger and Paul Vetsch, Impark Twp.; Dean Swenson and Stan Kruger, Rock Twp.; Virginia Sears and Fay Huffman, West Bay Twp.; Beth Sayler, Riggin Twp.; Erling Karlsbraaten, Isabel Twp.; Ralph Olson, Albert Twp.; and Sheila Erickson and Lonnie Nelson, West Antelope Twp.

State’s Attorney Wang commenced the hearing by explaining the cause for the letter he sent to the board dated September 27, 2006. He explained that the budget presented to the board is in excess of the revenue that can be attained. He also explained the hourly rate for work performed for the townships by the county may increase as a result of the shortfall. He stated the board can only approve a budget for the actual revenues that will come in. Hager explained the current rate for blading and snow removal. The people in attendance gave input on the various ways the county could increase revenues and/or decrease expenditures. State’s Attorney Wang concluded by stating he will request an opinion from the Attorney General’s Office to find out whether or not contracting for services with the townships could legally qualify as a revenue for the road department budget.

The board reviewed the narrative report from Shelley Aabrekke, Benson County Public Health, for September 2006.

A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Brown, to approve the 2007 annual county budget. All members voted yes. The motion carried unaninously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to pay the following approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. Bills paid were:

Dean Petska $50.00

Great Plains Directory 644.00

James Wang 580.00

Nationwide Retirement Ser. 20.00

ND Telephone Co. 732.30

Otter Tail Power Company 397.31

AFLAC 379.55

ND Dept. of Transportation 4,811.35

Paul Peterson 525.00

Curtis Hvinden 22.50

Edward Ripplinger 18.75

Dwain Brown 21.00

Kate Johnson 12.00

Paul Peterson 18.75

Teran Hermanson 13.50

Tammy Urness 18.75

Chad’s Amoco 78.00

Institute of Local Gov. 102.00

Jason Lee & FUO-Mdk 399.44

Jason Marchus & Moller’s

Inc. 85.46

Moller’s Inc. 665.48

Wanda Teigen 157.39

Alltel 75.22

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 107,804.00

Caterpillar Financial Corp. 17,099.56

Esmond City 25.50

Nodak Electric Cooperative 33.87

Spirit Lake EMS 200.00

Cass County Treasurer 105.50

Cheryl Nilson Cook 145.00

Minnewaukan City 96.95

Colonial 155.83

ND Public Employees

Retirement 11,132.68

Richard DeArton 25.37

Tim Finley 68.16

ND State Bonding Fund 10.00

Social Welfare 16,220.20

State of ND Dept. of Human

Services 3,299.69

Anton Burkhardsmeier 564.59

B & H Oil 7,498.30

Maddock City 55.45

Minnewaukan City 36.50

Farmers Union Oil – Mdk 4,392.87

Farmers Union Oil – York 6,597.14

GCR Tire Center 156.95

Gene Hager 140.00

Gofer Sanitation 167.50

Home of Economy 455.91

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 25.94

Lyle Signs, Inc. 93.49

Mac’s, Inc. 19.48

Dakota Implement 121.58

Gus’s Auto Parts 20.44

Northern Plains Elec. Coop. 39.00

Otter Tail Power Company 26.11

Otter Tail Power Company 134.10

US Postmaster 219.00

Power Plan (RDO Equip.) 2,778.00

Prairie Truck & Tractor

Repair 318.36

Spirit Lake Refuse 30.00

Wal-Mart 9.26

Warwick Oil 1,136.10

Wanda Teigen 291.35

W.W. Wallwork 159.13

Adam L. Bohl & FUO-York 378.00

Claytus Mattern & HOA-AG 386.00

David Bohl & FUO-York 378.00

Elvern Hagness & HOA AD 386.00

Edwin Hoffert & FUO-York 400.00

Lawerance Matter &

HOA AG 386.00

Moller’s, Inc. 457.69

Pierce County Tribune 92.16

Benson Co. Farmers Press 71.50

BCBS of ND 3,461.48

Benson Co. Transportation 800.00

Lake Chevrolet 57.98

Clute’s Office Equipment 142.27

Curtis Hvinden 140.00

Barry Cox 125.75

Edward Ripplinger 147.88

Jason Lee 71.00

Dwain Brown 98.00

Flexpay 24.68

Frith & Steffan 162.50

Gaffaney’s of Minot 102.97

Gall’s, Inc. 16.98

Gerrell’s 31.98

Gilbertson Funeral Home 410.00

Hewlett-Packard Company 3,308.00

Hoiberg’s 82.53

Hy-Z Wireless 70.03

Jo Dahlen 206.25

Jean Olson 17.62

Jones Brothers 26.99

Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. 53.60

Lana Johnson 106.00

LR Law Enforcement 2,335.00

Melissa Buckmier 78.75

Maddock Mini Mart 282.70

Dakota Implement 66.09

National Assoc. of Counties 400.00

ND Assoc. of Counties 828.83

ND Public Employees

Retirement 22,933.00 ND State Radio

Communications 210.00

NDSU Extension Office 13,243.00 Office Depot 252.99

Pitney Bowes 265.00

Prairie Public Broadcasting 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 734.31

Protective Life Ins. Co. 336.52

Universal Services 69.00

Distribution to Entities 15,464.72

ND State Treasurer 7,053.24

Adam N. Bohl & FUO-York 378.00

SEPTEMBER 2006 NET PAYROLL

County Agent 915.32

Emergency Disaster 935.04

Veterans Service Officer 747.44

County General Fund 30,826.06

Social Services Fund 29,861.18

County Road Fund 38,051.69

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Ed Ripplinger

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

September 12, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on September 12, 2006. Present were board members Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson, Greg Thomas and Karen Peterson, Principal Charles Anderson and Business Manager Linda Winning. Guests were Marlys Throlson and Anne Blake.

A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the August 10 meeting as read.

A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously carried, to pay the following bills:

Rosa Deschamp $20.00

John Thomas 50.00

Postmaster 44.25

Pearson Scott Foresman 77.18

Paula Deckert 69.41

Office Systems (Title I ) 1,000.00

Menard’s 96.80

Benson Co. Farmers Press 36.00

Anne Blake (Title II) 203.04

Damian Kennedy (Title II) 203.04

Mary Ann Broe (Title II) 203.04

Marlys Throlson (Title II) 203.04

Renae Kennedy (Title II) 221.64

Charles Anderson (Title II) 203.04

Betty Rushfeldt (Title II) 203.04

Linda Winning 265.09

BlueCross BlueShield 2,639.10

Wal-Mart 179.22

ITD (Title II) 69.90

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 1,542.45

Postmaster 3.66

Devils Lake Journal 54.00

BlueCross BlueShield 331.40

Paul Stensland 3.68

ECCEC 9,844.75

Benson Co. Farmers Press 138.48

Farmers Union Oil Co. 658.24

UPS (Title) 15.57

Hoiberg’s (Title) 132.68

Medcenter One 32.00

Office Systems (Title) 1,074.00

Follett Educational Services 1,065.94

ND Telephone Co. 113.32

Firestone 503.90

Hammond & Stephens 65.90

Harcourt Achieve 92.70

JS Vending, Inc. 189.35

Zaner-Bloser 22.87

Classroom Direct 56.47

The Glass Shop 60.03

Harcourt 441.70

The principal’s report included updates on bus driving, basketball, attendance, suspensions, NESC consortium and health screening.

Mr. Ploium was hired as a temporary bus driver while Mr. Anderson is coaching basketball.

A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously carried to pay $1,200 per season for basketball coaching.

The board discussed joining the Northeast Education Services Cooperative (NESC) consortium, which provides staff development, grant writing and other services. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to join the NESC and to hire its technology coordinator.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to authorize Charles Anderson to be the school district’s representative in all federal programs.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the

2006-07 Consolidated (Title) Application.

The board discussed obtaining funding from the community for school pictures.

Patricia Anderson indicated she was contemplating resigning from the board because of other commitments. Karen Peterson stated that she was going to try to finish out the next few months, but was uncertain as to whether or not she would complete her term.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and unanimously carried.

Linda Winning

Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

September 11, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held on September 11, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid and Eloise Ploium and Auditor Ruth Buehler. Dale Stenberg was absent.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read. Schmid moved to approve the minutes. Ploium seconded. On roll call vote, all members present voted yes.

Bills were reviewed. Schmid moved to pay all bills. Ploium seconded.

On roll call vote, all members present voted yes. Bills approved were:

Waste Management $965.46

Hawkins 181.75

ND League of Cities 156.00

Farmers Union Oil 817.50

Benson Co Farmers Press 103.09

ND State Lab 28.00

Otter Tail Power 384.45

ND Telephone Co 67.12

John Thomas 56.20

Wages 554.10

Accounts receivable August 31, 2006 were $4,964.06.

Raffle permits were requested by the Calvary Church women and Barb Hillebrand. Hager moved to allow the permits. Schmid seconded. On roll call vote, all members present voted yes.

A discussion was held on delinquent bills. Legal action will be taken. The Garbage Account and the Water Operating Account are operating at a loss. Waste Management raised its rates every month and the water testing costs have doubled.

The mayor reported that the furnace in the fire hall is not working.

He will call Lake Region Sheetmetal in Devils Lake.

The auditor will check with Stuart Johnson concerning the amount of water he used for spraying.

The next meeting will be October 2, 2006 at 7 p.m.

With no further business, the meeting was declared adjourned.

Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor


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