OF THE BOARD OF
October 17, 2006
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 9 am. Commissioners present were Barry Cox, Curtis Hvinden, Ed Ripplinger, Jason Lee and Dwain Brown. Chairman Ripplinger called the meeting to order.
The board reviewed a letter from H. Patrick Weir Jr., Attorney at Law, dated October 10, 2006, regarding an accident which occurred on October 27, 2005 at the corner of US Hwy. #281 and State Hwy. #19.
The board also reviewed a response letter on this issue from James P.
Wang, Benson County State’s Attorney, dated October 13, 2006.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held October 3, 2006. All members voted yes.
The motion carried unanimously.
At 9:30 a.m. the delinquent tax appraisal hearing was held. No person or entity appeared for the hearing.
The board reviewed the memo and minutes from the September 13, 2006 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board, along with the Devils Lake Basin Flows Chart.
James P. Wang, Benson County State’s Attorney, came to the meeting at 9:50 a.m. The board presented a letter to him from the state auditor’s office dated October 11, 2006, stating the projected income from townships, cities, businesses, etc. can be used in determining and preparing the road department budget.
Discussion was held on the use of road department equipment for federal aid and other projects.
At 10 a.m. the bid opening was held on the sale of Lots 3 and 17, Block 1, Mattern’s 1st Addn., Sec. 26, Twp. 153, Rge. 64, Benson County, ND. No bids were received for the property.
The board telephoned Gene Hager, Benson County road superintendent, to obtain an update on the insurance claim involving a damaged gravel truck.
State’s Attorney Wang requested the board make a decision as to what the various line item expenditures would be for the road department based on the initial $749,000 of actual known revenue.
The board reviewed a report on the incarcerations by jurisdiction at the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center dated September 2006.
Chairman Ripplinger received a call from the ND DOT regarding placement of the snow gates to barricade portions of old Hwy. #281 during the winter months. The ND DOT requested a letter from the board to finalize taking over all of old Hwy. #281.
Wanda Teigen, secretary of the county road department, met with the board to review the past revenues and expenses of the road department. She commented that there will be revenue available to carry the road department through for the 2006 year and no money will need to be transferred from the general fund. She presented information to the board on the actual hourly cost of operating the road department equipment. She estimated the actual cost to be $58.00 per hour. The board concluded from this information that the equipment rates charged by the road department will not change for 2007. Further, the county will not contract for services with the townships, cities and businesses. The board will be sending a letter to the townships stating this information.
The board revisited the issue of taking possession of old Hwy. #281.
State’s Attorney Wang advised that the board should write a letter to the ND DOT stating the details of their agreement. The board should also include that Benson County takes possession of the roadway with the understanding it will not be responsible for any previous outstanding liability from accidents/injuries etc. which occurred on the roadway. State’s Attorney Wang stated he would write the letter to the ND DOT. The board discussed closing the portion of old Hwy.
#281 north of Minnewaukan on November 1, 2006. The portion of roadway from the Brinsmade corner north to Hwy. #2 will remain open all year-round along with that portion of roadway south of Minnewaukan.
The board reviewed the past decision of the board to have road department employees work mandatory overtime hours during the spring and summer seasons. A suggestion was made by Commissioner Cox that overtime only be allowed on an "as needed" basis.
The departmental budget of the road department was again reviewed.
State’s Attorney Wang requested the board address in any motion that they make where the anticipated excess revenue is to come from over and above the $749,000 actual known revenue.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Cox, to amended the expenditures of the road department from $749,000.00 to $1,008,223.48. The revenue for the difference will be made up from income received from charges for services to the townships, cities and businesses. Roll call vote: Jason Lee – no; Curt Hvinden – yes; Barry Cox – yes; Ed Ripplinger – yes; and Dwain Brown – yes. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to transfer $3,000 from the General Fund to the Emergency Disaster Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Cox, seconded by Lee, to only allow road department employees to work overtime "as needed" effective October 17, 2006. Further, employees must first work 40 hours per week to accrue any overtime compensation. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
Benson County Auditor
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
November 6, 2006
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on November 6,
2006 at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and Aldermen Wayne Knatterud and Rodney Maddock. Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Jay Jacobson and Lowell Stave were also present.
The meeting was turned over to Jacobson and Stave, representatives of Northern Plains Electric. They spoke to the group about the proposed rate increase, contracts the city has with Northern Plains and the dual and electric heat rates for the future. They informed the group that Northern Plains and Dakota Valley had joined forces about 14 months ago. Jacobson and Stave excused themselves and city employees were next on the agenda.
Frank Mosser asked about ordering a tree saw to help with upkeep on the boulevard trees. Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the purchase. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mosser also asked about purchasing a new overhead door for the shop.
A 12×14 three-inch steel-wrapped door is $1,550 and a two-inch steel-wrapped door is $1,250. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to purchase a two-inch door. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion was held on the moving of a transformer and this will be the city’s expense. Repair to a three-inch pump did not succeed, so purchase of a new pump was approved.
Water operator Keith Winson requested to attend a water treatment and analysis training class at Larimore. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan made a motion to approve the request. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the minutes of the October meeting as typed. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Bills were audited. The Quartermaster bill was rejected. A discussion will be held with Ned Mitzel on this purchase. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan made a motion to pull this invoice/payment. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to pay the balance of the bills. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Employees’ Wages $416.38
Border States Electric Corp 395.85
Northern Plains Electric, Inc 15,830.29
American Public Power 500.00
BlueCross BlueShield, Inc 1,920.94
Hawkins Chemical, Inc 382.92
Maddock EDC 250.00
Maddock EDC 225.00
Benson Co Farmers Press 81.74
ND Health Lab 32.00
Penworthy Co 37.15
Roughrider Industries 118.11
Gus’s Auto, Inc 60.80
Farmers Union Oil Co 381.89
Frank Mosser 88.50
Jean A. Mosser 34.11
ND One Call, Inc 3.72
Peterson Law Office, PC 690.00
ND League of Cities 185.00
Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 61.50
HomeTown Grocery, LLC 4.50
Praxair Distribution, Inc 1,760.00
Durbin Excavating 747.50
Black Mountain Software, Inc 1,238.00
Johnston Fargo Culvert, Inc 1,308.20
Benson Co Highway 1,120.24
Waste Management of ND 3,650.00
Foss Trenching 1,350.00
Maddock Construction Co 3,500.00
Maddock Mini Mart 207.45
Western Area Power 3,457.10
ND Telephone Co 265.89
Advisory committee members Dennis Haugen, Lu Mathison, Kathy Knatterud and David Swanson were present and asked questions on what they are to do. The advisory committee, council and other interested persons will meet on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the dining room of the community center to proceed with a plan.
Representatives of the Multi-Purpose Building Lu Mathison, Robert Buckmier, Scott Foss and Greg Maddock asked that the power and water bills be forgiven for the building. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to donate lights and water. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
An offer from Head Start to purchase equipment from the day care was presented. It was determined there should be a walk through audit of equipment to see what is being asked for in sale.
One building permit for Gene Neumiller was presented. Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the permit. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
One liquor permit was presented by the Double R Bar for the Ducks Unlimited banquet. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan made a motion to approve the permit. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Auditor Mosser presented three unpaid utility resolutions and asked permission to place them on the tax rolls of the land owner. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to grant permission. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The Satisfaction of Mortgage on the HomeTown Grocery loan was reviewed. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion that Mayor Winson sign the forms. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the Interstate Engineering final review reports of the lift station work. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Alderwoman Marilyn Allan asked about the library sponsoring a "wine tasting" party in the chambers. They would use the Dakota Hills Winery of Pleasant Lake. Details will be worked out. Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the event. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Auditor Mosser is to check on the need for any additional insurance for the proposed park board fund raiser.
The next meeting will be December 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.
There being no further business, on motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.
Jean A. Mosser
These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.
(Publish Nov. 15, 2006)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Harold M. Waller, 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 Janet L. Randle, personal representative of the estate at PO Box 103, Leeds, ND 58346, or filed with the Clerk of Court of Benson County, Minnewaukan, ND 58351.
Dated this 23rd day of October, 2006.
-s-Janet L. Randle
Janet L. Randle
John W. Frith (ID#02947)
FRITH & STEFFAN
609 4th Avenue NE
PO Box 1045
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1045
Attorneys for: Personal
First publication on the 1st day of November, 2006.
(Publish Nov. 1, 8 & 15, 2006)
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
November 20, 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.
VII. Old business. A. Auditors; B. Volleyball co-ops; C. bus routes
VIII. New business. A. Superintendent evaluation at December meeting;
B. NAPE testing; C. Change in drug testing procedures
IX. Principals’ reports
X. Next meeting date and time
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