MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
September 12, 2006
The Leeds City Council met in regular session on September 12, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and Aldermen Cal Schlieve, Betty Anderson, Jeff Jacobson and Jady Stuberg. Also present was Sheena Schmeets.
Mayor Himle called the meeting to order.
A motion for building permits for Betty Anderson, Greg Anderson and Dean Wangler was made by Alderman Schlieve. Alderman Stuberg seconded. Motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding the Full Scale MCI for Benson County to be held in Leeds on September 18, 2006. Duties were assigned and discussed.
A motion was made by Alderman Jacobson to purchase the Grasshopper mower from Ag Resources of Maddock for $6750. Alderman Anderson seconded. Motion carried.
Sheena priced a sprayer at TSC in Devils Lake for $260. It has a boom, a wand and a 30 gallon tank. Purchase was approved by council.
The storm sewer was discussed. It needs the gate sand dug out in order to reassess it. The council agreed to have L&H Plumbing and Heating do this.
Manhole risers and bids on materials were discussed. The city can get the materials for $1,355.76 plus $200 for shipping. Lloyd can do the job for approximately $25-$30 per manhole. There are 62 that need to be done. A motion was made by Alderman Anderson to have Lloyd Himle to this job for the above price. Alderman Schlieve seconded. Motion carried.
The dump ground inspection was discussed with reference to the letter from the health department regarding the inspection. The city needs to purchase land to the south, a trench is needed to bury ash to stop run-off into the slough. Alderman Schlieve will speak with Steve Jorgenson regarding the land needed.
Jim Braun joined the council meeting to discuss the old bulk plant.
B&H bought the land from Burlington Northern all the way up to the property lines of Inez Klein and Vance Smeltzer, some of which is being used as a street. The city auditor will try to get a land description and map from county records to verify this. The city’s map shows the street as being platted.
Rich Ellison and Dave Dirks of the ND Telephone Company joined council to give information on cable TV. They are currently in the process of getting cable video going in Devils Lake. The equipment is in place and they hope to finish in early November. They will be able to do higher speed modem (DSL). This has already been done and they are working on getting the programming needed to offer cable TV. They are hoping to stay in line with competition for package prices.
Caller ID will come up on the screen and other benefits. The whole package will be displayed in Devils Lake sometime in December. The council has asked to be added to receive this opportunity for the city.
Dan Schafer from All Seasons Water, Bob Keller from Bartlett & West and John Nelson and Dick Anderson, board members of All Seasons Water, joined the meeting. Discussion was held on the option of going with All Seasons Water and they presented the package they would offer along with costs and price increases for the water service.
The city is also waiting on an idea of costs from Randy Pope in regard to water plant improvements. The city auditor is visiting with Rick Anderson at North Central Planning regarding block grants and researching the State Revolving Fund for options on funding for this project.
The council discussed the need for both water towers at this point.
It was decided that the city would run off the old tower until the newer tower is repaired and then will shut down the old tower and use only the new tower. Estimates on this job are forthcoming but estimations put the project cost at approximately $10,000.
Housing and business incentives were discussed.
A motion to reduce Paulson Supply’s garbage rate to $20 was made by Alderman Stuberg. Alderman Jacobson seconded. Motion carried.
A motion to renew CD #11301 was made by Alderman Jacobson. Alderman Stuberg seconded. Motion carried.
A motion to increase the highway fund in the 2006 budget from $60,000 to $75,954 for street improvements was made by Alderman Schlieve.
Alderman Anderson seconded. Motion carried.
The 2007 budget was reviewed and the city auditor was asked to budget in the cost for a vehicle purchase under the water, sewer and garbage funds.
The council reviewed a letter from Jason Tracy in regard to his purchasing a business in town. A motion was made by Alderman Stuberg to allow water, sewer and garbage (monthly basic charge) for six months free of charge to any/all new, out of home businesses as of September 1, 2006 by Alderman Stuberg. Alderman Anderson seconded.
Alderman Schlieve made a motion to approve the minutes of August 2006. Alderman Jacobson seconded. Motion carried.
A motion to pay city bills was made by Alderman Anderson. Alderman Stuberg seconded. Motion carried. City bills are as follows:
Sheena Schmeets 75.90
Diane Hoffmann 52.90
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
Lorraine Stevens 120.84
Dakota Webcomposers 120.00
Construction Equipment 41.28
Larson Implement 11.92
UCB Insurance 2,856.00
Warren Implement 19.00
ND One Call 7.44
Farmers Union 106.34
L&H Plumbing 586.64
USA Bluebook 136.78
Rugby Sanitation 265.00
Darrell’s Electric 604.14
Paulson Supply 4.50
Chad’s Amoco 574.25
Northern Plains Electric 1,049.73
Benson Co. Farmers Press 150.78
Tracy’s Market 20.74
Otter Tail Power Co. 44.71
Bursinger Drilling 2,219.00
Matthew Bender 43.50
Hawkins Water Treatment 903.46
ND Health Lab 64.00
Other bills paid in September are as follows:
Ritterman Trucking 540.00
ND Telephone Co. 64.93
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,367.24
UCB Insurance 881.00
United Community Bank 770.36
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
September 12, 2006
A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held September 12,
2006 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson, and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Joleen Risovi, JoLynn Jacobson, Thane Solberg and Jalissa Hovland were guests.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the minutes of August 10, the General Fund bills totaling $26,210.97, the Building Fund bills totaling $2,439.00 and Food Service and Activities reports. Motion carried.
Acme Electric $110.60
Ag Resources 5.75
American Printing House
for the Blind 511.00
Anderson, Kimberly 75.00
AVI Systems 1,243.54
Barnes & Noble 77.40
Benson Co Farmers Press 259.81
Brown & Saenger 835.50
Bubach, Brian 67.50
Buehler, Nadley 47.50
Cenex Convenience Card 184.84
City of Maddock 4,170.35
Daryl’s Refrigeration 219.00
Devils Lake Public School 1,000.00
Doublewood Inn 150.00
Ecolab Pest Elimination 105.50
Farmers Union Oil 1,499.40
Farmers Union Oil Co 3,003.86
Follett Educational Services 380.51
Fossen, Brenda 39.75
Gerrells & Co 255.67
GoKnow, Inc 199.90
Gus’s Auto Supply 79.55
Harlow’s Bus Sales 310.48
Hewlett Packard Co 1,105.00
Hoffner, Mary 162.50
Honeywell, Inc 1,167.00
Jacobson, JoLynn 47.50
Johnson Clinic 91.00
Lake Region State College
Leier, Penny 39.75
Mesabi Academy 2,340.00
National Geographic Bee 60.00
ND Council of Educational
ND Division of Independent
Networking Specialists, Inc 935.75
ND Telephone Co 656.57
Odden, Palmer 150.00
Paul’s Appliance Center 589.95
Popplers Music 278.54
Quill Corporation 530.20
Ramkota Hotel 55.00
Simon, Charlotte 160.00
Stein Chemical Co 182.64
Teacher Web, Inc 27.00
Twete, Inc 96.47
United Parcel Service 31.65
Yri, Terry 364.75
Capital City Boiler Repair $2,439.00
The principals reported on progress of NWEA testing, contagious disease inservice and changes to lesson plans submitted with ND standards.
Student council representatives reported on homecoming week activities, Character Counts and the December convention.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to amend Rachel Markestad’s contract to 62.5 percent for additional high school vocal music on Thursdays. Cost to the district is approximately $1,100. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.
Mr. Bubach reported on the Governor’s Commission for funding equity.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the first 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.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the first readings of amended policies BIB-Grievance Procedure and IBEA-Community Use of Facilities. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor.
Other topics discussed were superintendent goals, use of the Multi-Purpose Building, Wednesday morning sports practice and a football co-op.
The next regular meeting will be October 10 at 5 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.
(Publish Oct. 11, 2006)
MINUTES OF MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
October 10, 2006
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held October 10, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. 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, Lisa Wold, Mark and Julie Zillmer, John Hennager and Mavis and Dale Halvorson.
Staloch moved that the minutes of the September 12 meeting be approved. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Carlson moved that the minutes of the special meeting on September 19 be approved. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson to approve a building permit for John Hennager. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve a building permit for Aaron Mcquiod for the Kerlin day care building. Carlson seconded. Huffman and Motis abstained, Staloch-yes, Carlson-yes, Yri-yes. The motion carried.
Staloch moved to amend the agenda to include the purchase of a trailer. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Huffman to charge the residential seasonal accounts a rate of $13 for water and $12 for garbage when the accounts are shut off. Motis seconded. After discussion the motion was amended to create a commission to review the water sewer and garbage fund income and expenses. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Staloch to invest the Lagoon CD’s in the amount of $39,000 in a money market account. The interest rate will be 4.73%. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Motis to invest the general fund CD’s in the amount of $72,947.05 in a money market account. The interest rate will be 4.73%. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Huffman to take $30,000 from the checking account and invest in a money market account for the general fund. The interest rate will be 4.73%. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch and seconded my Motis to purchase a trailer in the amount of $650. This trailer will be used to haul the lawn mower. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis that Troy’s cell phone be left at the water plant when he is on vacation. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis to get bids on the chemicals for the water treatment plant. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Huffman to sell the city pickup on bids. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Ads will be run in the Farmers Press, The Peddler and the League of Cities publication.
Other business that was discussed were speed limits, Mayo Construction’s water usage, fuel tanks not meeting state regulations, sewers and streets. A letter will be sent to the sheriff regarding the speeding problems.
A motion was made by Staloch to pay all bills. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND
Huffman, S. 699.50
Otter Tail Power Co. 499.29
The Home Shop 20.00
Waste Management $3,018.75
Benson Co. Farmers Press $92.72
Frith & Steffan 50.00
ND Telephone Co. 95.04
Otter Tail Power Co. 148.57
Staloch, R. 184.07
The Home Shop 20.00
Creative Impressions $221.25
Lund, C. $1,750.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 558.61
Lake Chevrolet 6.52
Lund, C. 1,750.00
ND Dept. of Health 16.00
ND Dept. of Transportation 19.00
ND Telephone Co. 81.93
Northern Plains Electric 319.30
Otter Tail Power Co. 130.51
TSC Store 30.94
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
Curtis A. Yri
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