MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
September 6, 2006
The Minnewaukan City Council had a special meeting Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 7 p.m. on Main Street in Minnewaukan. Members present were Curt Yri, Steve Huffman, Mark Motis and Claudette Carlson.
Mayor Yri called the meeting to order. He turned it over to Mark Motis who explained the two block stretch of Main Street going west from Trinity Church to the new road leading into town does not have a thick enough asphalt layer for a truck route, as the rest of Main Street has. Mayo Construction is returning to the Minnewaukan area approximately September 18. Mark had called to see if there was any state aid to cover these costs of upgrading the street. The state said there were no funds available to the city.
Motis moved to find out the street’s thickness and bring the two blocks west of Trinity Church to truck route standards. Huffman seconded. Roll call vote: Motis – yes, Huffman – yes, Carlson – yes.
Curtis A. Yri
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
November 6, 2006
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held November 6,
2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, city council members DeLores Solway, Sylvester Hoffner and Lance Alexander and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Ron Lauinger was a visitor.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 2, 2006. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Lance Alexander, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Misti Arnold 554.10
Sylvester Hoffner 110.82
Waste Management 1,246.91
ND Telephone Co. 54.45
Otter Tail Power Co. 377.06
Benson Co. Farmers Press 116.91
ND Health Dept. 32.00
Benson Co. Highway Dept. 240.00
Misti Arnold 8.28
Esmond Park Board 91.84
Walter Norman 150.00
Ron Lauinger had questions and concerns on rural water. He asked the board if the city of Esmond would still have fire hydrants if rural water would take over the city’s water system. Mayor Estagen Zimmerman assured him there would be the same number of hydrants or more (if needed) and that if the vote would be yes for rural water all that would be in the purchasing agreement.
Mayor Zimmerman suggested getting a new cork board for all the certification to be posted, to purchase blinds for the windows, to get the sheetrock to finish the garage wall, to hang shelving for extra storage, plexi-glass to go over the city maps to hang on the wall and a lock to put on the garage door. Hoffner made a motion to purchase these items for the city hall, seconded by Lance Alexander.
The motion carried unanimously.
Marvelyn Roerick of the Esmond Bar wanted to know if the bar was sold if the city of Esmond would prorate the liquor license that was purchased for the year. The council members discussed the issue and decided that they would not prorate the license. Hoffner made a motion to not prorate the liquor license if the Esmond bar was sold, seconded by DeLores Solway. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to pay for the six council meetings that Walter Norman attended in 2006.
The motion carried unanimously.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 7 p.m.
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Lance Alexander, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
October 2, 2006
A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held Monday, October 2, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson, Pete Hager, Dale Stenberg, Eloise Ploium and city auditor Ruth Buehler. Doug Schmid was absent. Also present was Patricia Anderson.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Hager moved to accept the minutes. Stenberg seconded. Upon roll call vote, all members present voted yes.
Bills were presented for review. Stenberg moved to pay all bills.
Ploium seconded. Upon roll call vote, all members present voted yes.
Bills approved were:
Waste Management, Inc $965.46
ND Health Lab 28.00
Hawkins, Inc 181.75
ND League of Cities 156.00
Farmers Union Oil 817.50
Benson Co Farmers Press 103.09
Otter Tail Power Company 384.45
ND Telephone Company 62.12
John Thomas 56.20
Accounts receivable September 30, 2006 were $4,272.75.
The annual state report was reviewed. Hager moved to accept the report. Ploium seconded. Upon roll call vote, all members present voted yes.
The budget was discussed. Stenberg moved to accept the budget. Hager seconded. Upon roll call vote, all members present voted yes.
The auditor went to the Benson County Courthouse to talk with the county recorder concerning Gov. Lot 9, Part A. All past deeds say the same dimensions, 130 ft. east and 110 ft. south. There is a deed dated 1963 whereby the Bolinski family gave the city a 100 ft. wide strip of land so that A Street could be extended south to the county road. That has nothing to do with the parcels of land on either side of the street.
Dennis Johnson called the auditor to say that Stuart Johnson had used 60,000 gallons of water for spraying last summer. This was all treated water.
Eddie Gilderhus came to inquire whether the basketball hoops in the hall would be available to use in the Multi-Purpose Building in Maddock. Since the floor is still good, the consensus was to leave the hoops there.
Corey Ploium will be asked to check on some water curb stops.
Jimmy Harris was contacted concerning the church building on Main Ave. W. The Harris family has moved to Devils Lake.
The next meeting will be Monday, November 6, 2006 at 7 p.m.
With no further business, the mayor declared the meeting adjourned.
Ruth E. Buehler
James C. Nelson
(Publish Nov. 22, 2006)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
October 9, 2006
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held October 9, 2006. Present were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson and Greg Thomas. Absent was Karen Peterson. Also present were Business Manager Linda Winning and Principal Charles Anderson. Guests were Marlys Throlson and Cheryll Ellingson.
A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the September 12 meeting as written.
A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to pay the following bills:
Kenneth Ploium 9.56
ND Retirement 1,306.11
Mary Ellen Rue 78.50
Connie Soderholm 78.50
Bremer Bank 6,372.44
ND Telephone Co. 168.97
BlueCross BlueShield 3,512.50
Benson Co. Superintendent 100.00
US Foodservice 184.79
Pizza Hut 94.00
Charles Anderson 38.00
Klemetsrud Plumbing 275.00
ND Assn. of School
Business Managers 35.00
Colonial Research 342.19
The principal’s report included updates on the Northeast Education Services Cooperative (NESC) agreement, travel, boys’ basketball, Indian policies and procedures and extracurricular activities.
Oberon will join with Four Winds for boys’ basketball.
A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to accept as written the Indian policies and procedures.
Oberon will be offering more after-school activities for students in the future. Examples may be: theater, dance, math, and science club.
Standardized testing will be taking place October 24-27.
The board discussed paying for a one-year subscription to access The School Funding Center grants database. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to pay for a 12-month subscription to The School Funding Center.
Marlys Throlson presented a request for a one-month unpaid leave from mid-January to mid-February, for which period she would pay her own health insurance premium. The board agreed to table action on the request until the timing could be worked out.
The Annual Certificate of Compliance was reviewed and certified.
A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the
2005-06 Annual Financial Report and the School District Annual Financial Report for Publication.
A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve a budget revision for an impact aid adjustment.
The board directed Linda Winning to arrange school pictures for November 2nd.
Cheryll Ellingson requested three weeks off in November, with the agreement to pay her own medical insurance. Paula Deckert would be the substitute cook. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve Cheryll Ellingson’s request for time off for three weeks if she agrees to pay for her medical insurance, with the stipulation that she does not take any more time off for shows.
The next board meeting will be November 13 at 6 p.m.
Patricia Anderson moved to adjourn. Greg Thomas seconded and the motion unanimously carried.
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