12/20/2006 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

November 14, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on November 14, 2006 at 5:30 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 Emil Schoenfish and Mavis Maloney.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold to approve an amended agenda. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson to approve the minutes of October 10, the General Fund bills totaling $24,285.24, food service and activities reports. Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Acme Electric $85.94

Agednet.com 315.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 247.77

Border States Electric Supply 299.40

Cenex 143.08

City of Maddock 4,025.65

Classroom Connect 59.00

Cole Papers 631.90

Dakota Implement 9.67

Decorated Wearables 364.38

EduTech 250.00

Ellingson Radio & TV 140.00

Expressway Inn 197.85

Farmers Union Oil 3,889.44

Flinn Scientific 257.74

Grainger, Inc. 17.97

Gus’s Auto Supply 28.57

Samuel Gutormson 17.83

Harlow Co-op Elevator 25.00

Harlow’s Bus Sales 273.89

Hewlett Packard Co. 943.00

Home Town Grocery 44.27

Information Technology Dept. 309.86

J & J Gravel 2,009.16

JW Pepper 67.99

Flo Kallenbach 49.67

Mavis Maloney 142.50

Medcenter One 186.00

Menards 166.65

Mesabi Academy 3,120.00

Networking Specialists 263.00

ND Telephone Co. 326.01

Popplers Music 673.48

Positive Promotions 225.95

Quill 312.76

Radisson 620.80

Joleen Risovi 80.90

Emil R. Schoenfish 2,160.00

Seven Seas Inn 300.00

Share Corporation 106.37

Simplexgrinnell 170.00

The Bread Box 22.00

Weekly Reader 369.16

Wholesale Supply Co. 199.22

Windtree Enterprises 29.85

World Book, Inc. 37.40

ZEP Mfg. 69.16

The principals reported on parent-teacher conferences and the Artist in Residence Program.

Emil Schoenfish presented the June 30, 2006 Audit Report.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Lauinger to revise the 2006-07 Consolidated Application for Federal Funds to reflect the final allotment reduced by a combined total of $110 in Title I and Title IIa. On roll call vote all were in favor.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold to approve the first reading of policy HH…Travel Reimbursement. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Discussion was held on the suitability of the Multi-Purpose Building to date. Mr. Bubach will contact a board member and provide more information next month.

Mr. Bubach stated the Technology Committee has met and provided a draft tech plan. A prioritized list of equipment will be presented for consideration.

Chris Lauinger and Linda Ellingson volunteered to represent the board during the Collaborative Bargaining this year.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner to approve the Pledge Pool report of September 30, 2006. On roll call vote all were in favor.

Board members discussed topics and workshops presented at the NDSBA convention.

The next regular meeting will be December 12 at 5:30 pm.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.

(Publish December 13, 2006)


MINUTES OF MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

December 4, 2006

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held December 4, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; council members DeLores Solway, Sylvester Hoffner and Lance Alexander; City Auditor Misti Arnold; and visitor Terry Schwab.

A motion made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 6, 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 for December are as follows:

Terry Schwab $392.58

Misti Arnold 554.10

Sylvester Hoffner 225.00

Delores Solway 300.00

Lance Alexander 225.00

Estagen Zimmerman 525.00

Waste Management 1,246.91

ND Telephone Co. 54.45

Otter Tail Power Co. 666.09

Benson Co. Farmers Press 77.09

ND Public Health Dept. 32.00

Johnson Plumbing 125.57

Rieger Service 215.00

ND League of Cities 198.00

Farmers Union 556.00

ND Water Users 100.00

Terry Schwab inquired about purchasing the Larry Halvorson property. Mayor Estagen Zimmerman and the city council need to look further into who owns the property, back taxes owed, contact Larry Halvorson’s family, and check out the legalities of selling city-owned property. Further discussion will be held at the January 8, 2007 meeting.

A second reading of Ordinance No. 95, on selling the city’s water infrastructures, was read by Mayor Estagen Zimmerman. Sylvester Hoffner made a motion to approve the second reading of the Ordinance No. 95, seconded by Lance Alexander.

The motion carried unanimously. A final reading will be held at the January 8, 2007 meeting.

City Auditor Misti Arnold went over the official canvass of votes cast at the November 7, 2006 special election concerning rural water. There were 60 total ballots cast with 38 being yes, 19 being no and there were three invalid ballots.

Sylvester Hoffner made a motion for DeLores Solway to purchase blinds for the city hall.

Lance Alexander seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 7 p.m.

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

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


ADDITION TO MINUTES

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

November 6, 2006

A first reading of Ordinance No. 95 on selling the city’s water infrastructure, was read on November 6, 2006 by Estagen Zimmerman. DeLores Solway made a motion to accept the first reading of Ordinance No. 95, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner. The motion carried unanimously. A second reading will be read on December 4, 2006.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

December 4, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on December 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan and Aldermen Wayne Knatterud and Rodney Maddock.

The meeting began with Travis Dillman of Interstate Engineering of Jamestown explaining the final steps of closing the lift station project. City worker Frank Mosser talked about the 4-force main breaks to date. Some have been breaks in the pipe and some just deterioration of the bolts. The paper work is completed and the grant of $38,685 has been received.

Steve Rohrer was present and asked about contract policing with the city. Currently Ned Mitzel has been doing this. There will be a meeting with the newly elected officer, commissioners and city council to further discuss this.

Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to give the same Christmas gifts to employees as in the past.

Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

It was determined to increase Pam Lee’s wages as she is in the fifth month of employment and doing well. A motion was made by Alderwoman Marilyn Allan to increase her wages by 50 cents per hour.

Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2006 meeting.

Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Bills were reviewed. A motion was made by Alderwoman Marilyn Allan to approve and pay the bills. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Employees’ Wages $5,406.84

Border States Electric

Corp 459.82

Northern Plains Electric,

Inc 21,939.37

BlueCross BlueShield, Inc 1,920.94

Hawkins Chemical, Inc 10.00

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 140.36

Gus’s Auto, Inc 149.08

Farmers Union Oil Co 379.70

Frank Mosser 122.31

Ned Mitzel 563.26

VISA 156.81

ND One Call, Inc 13.64

Northern Water Works

Supply, Inc 1,164.96

Clute Office Equipment,

Inc 96.95

Hasse Plumbing 2,514.50

NAPA Auto Parts 674.91

Lannie Simonson Bldg Co 75.00

ND Pollution & Control

Conf 10.00

Active Women of

Maddock 17.75

Durbin Excavating 2,273.74

The Library Store, Inc 30.23

The Cottage 27.50

International Inn Minot 106.00

Maddock Mini Mart 264.50

Ag Resources 191.20

Interstate Engineering, Inc 3,719.00

Quartermaster 49.97

Waste Management of

ND 3,650.00

Western Area Power 4,325.05

ND Telephone Co 269.77

Ramsey National Bank 1,214.98

State Tax Commissioner 83.00

Ramsey National Bank 204.24

Maddock EDC c/o

Rodney Maddock 1,584.73

Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the engineering fee for the lift station project.

Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Rodney Maddock to pay the quartermaster statement. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

A tax abatement was received and will be forwarded on to the county office.

Two liquor permits were requested. One for the Schloss/Fossen wedding dance and one for the Rodeo Assn. New Year’s Eve party. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve these permits.

Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

A building permit was presented by Dean Knutson.

A motion was made by Alderman Wayne Knatterud to approve the permit. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to amend the 2006 Budget for the City of Maddock in the total of $56,000. The shortfall came from FEMA spending and a donation to the fire department for the new truck. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Auditor Mosser presented a letter of annual audit from the Rath and Meyher Auditing Firm of Bismarck. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to go forward with Rath and Meyher doing the audit. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The annual statement of the Central Dakota Cattle Assn. was handed out and reviewed. The guarantee will be reduced by 33% this year and 33% for the next two years until the CD is released.

City council members, Maddock and Allan, Auditor Mosser and assistant Pam Lee did a walk through audit and determined what to do with the request by Early Head Start to purchase items from the former day care. From this meeting came the recommendation not to sell anything, to store what is not used and increase the lease by $50/month to cover the cost of the items used. A motion was made by Alderman Rodney Maddock to accept this. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next meeting will be January 8, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers.

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.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

October 2, 2006

The Leeds City Council met in regular session October 2, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and Aldermen Betty Anderson, Jeff Jacobson and Cal Schlieve.

Also present were Sheena Schmeets and city attorney Bill Hartl.

A motion was made by Alderman Schlieve and seconded by Alderman Anderson to permit special beer and liquor licenses for KJ’s, Inc. for three separate occasions. Motion carried.

Paul Peterson joined the meeting and discussion was held whether or not to allow David Schwanke to burn a building on the west edge of the city.

It would be pushed into a pit and then burned rather than hauled to the dump ground. This would be a controlled burn supervised by the fire department. Discussion was then held until David joined the meeting at 7 p.m. At this time the council is not in favor of this proposal.

Paul also informed the council that on Wednesday, October 4 the Leeds Fire Department would be acquiring a new truck and asked permission to park the old truck in the city Quonset.

Permission was granted. Paul also stated that the fire department would burn at the lagoon as soon as possible.

Snow removal bids were opened and discussed. Two bids were received, one from Ritterman Trucking and the other from L&H Plumbing. Alderman Schlieve made a motion to accept the bid from Ritterman Trucking for four-yard bucket at $85/hour, 3.5 yard bucket at $80/hour and blade with wing for $75/hour. Alderman Anderson seconded. Motion carried.

A motion to approve the 2007 budget was made by Alderman Anderson, seconded by Alderman Jacobson. Motion carried.

The condo agreement between the city and the Leeds Economic Development Corp. was discussed with the city attorney and a copy of the lease was given to him.

Discussion was held on whether or not a street that the city has been maintaining is platted and the city is waiting for more information from the Benson County Recorder. The street is platted on city maps as 3rd St. NW.

Sheena Schmeet’s probation period was discussed.

She will receive one week of vacation after the first year (May 1, 2007), one-half sick day per month and a pay increase of 50c per hour as of October 1, 2006.

A motion to approve the minutes of the September meeting as read was made by Alderman Anderson and seconded by Alderman Schlieve. Motion carried.

A motion to approve city bills was made by Alderman Schlieve and seconded by Alderman Jacobson. Motion carried. City bills approved are as follows:

Salaries $2,205.55

Benson Co. Farmers Press 147.46

Otter Tail Power Co. 31.18

Sheena Schmeets

(reimbursement) 481.74

Northern Plains Electric 668.78

Fargo H20 1,151.73

Hawkins Water Treatment 646.43

USA BlueBook 17.44

L&H Plumbing 156.00

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

ND Telephone Co. 60.38

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,220.48

United Community Bank 314.75

ND State Tax Dept. 99.63

ND Job Service 141.42

Expo 2006 10.00

United Community Bank 2,455.50

United Community Bank 194.75

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

December 12, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held December 12, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center.

Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch and Steve Huffman. Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, Mark Zillmer, John Hennager and Shirley Donovan.

Huffman moved that the minutes of the November 14 meeting be approved as corrected. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Huffman moved that the minutes of the September 6 meeting be approved. Motis seconded. Roll call

vote: Huffman-yes, Staloch-abstain, Motis-yes. Motion carried.

Mark Zillmer asked the council for permission to burn within the city limits. Motis asked if Zillmer would burn behind Pat Feist’s house.

Zillmer agreed. After some discussion the council agreed. Roll call vote: Huffman-yes, Staloch-yes, Motis-yes.

Lagoon rates were discussed for Sunset Square.

Sunset Square was billed for four lagoon charges on its property. Because of the credit that was given to Mark Wallace, the council felt that Sunset Square should get a $720 credit that would post against the lagoon fund. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to credit the Minnewaukan Park Board for the lagoon and sewer that they paid, because they do not have lagoon or sewer. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A bid was received for the city pickup in the amount of $200. Staloch moved to accept the bid.

The pickup is sold as is. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Huffman reviewed garbage rates. A motion was made by Huffman to charge the school $254.38 per month. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Staloch raised the question of homes used for businesses. More research will be done on this topic.

A motion was made by Staloch to accept the Otter Tail Power Co. contract for the change in street lighting. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to accept the additional FEMA grant in the amount of $25,512.84 for the street project. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Motis moved that the employees be given the same Christmas bonus as last year pending legal approval of Jerry Hjelmstad of the ND League of Cities. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to install a "Dead End" street sign on D St. and B Ave. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to offer a written lease agreement to the Harlow Elevator in the amount of $1,200 per year. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to approve a Quit Claim Deed to Benson County Housing for the West

1 (one) foot of Lot 23, Block 54. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to increase the User Fee to $8 per month to be charged year-around on all accounts. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to pay all bills.

Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND

Ameripride $58.95

Clifton, P. 480.00

Home of Economy 48.88

Huffman, S. 803.25

Oddens’ 28.48

Otter Tail Power Co. 713.09

GARBAGE FUND

Waste Management $3,018.75

GENERAL FUND

Darrell’s Electric $72.60

Benson Co. Farmers Press 134.81

Farmers Union Oil Co. 631.98

Frith & Steffan 50.00

ND Telephone Co. 90.64

Oddens’ 7.90

One Call 2.48

Otter Tail Power Co. 195.14

Quill Office Products 250.80

R & R Computers 65.00

Staloch Insurance 62.00

Council Payroll 4,807.80

Payroll 1,344.82

LIBRARY FUND

Creative Impressions $198.00

Payroll 680.86

STREET FUND

Lake Region Asphalt $5,431.48

Oddens’ 32.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 559.29

WATER FUND

Alltel $57.26

Benson Co. Farmers Press 134.81

Farmers Union Oil Co. 846.00

Home of Economy 10.67

ND Dept. of Transportation 16.00

ND Telephone Co. 82.94

ND Water Users Assn. 100.00

Northern Plains Electric 311.28

Oddens’ 21.53

Otter Tail Power Co. 123.55

Payroll 2,182.85

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

November 13, 2006

The Oberon School Board met in regular session Monday, November 13. Present were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Patricia Anderson and Greg Thomas; Principal Charles Anderson; Business Manager Linda Winning; and Emil Schoenfish, CPA. Absent was Karen Peterson.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2006 meeting as written.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the bills as presented. Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Greg Thomas $235.49

Jeremy Ploium 50.00

Justin Yankton 25.00

Karen Peterson 100.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 219.74

Bremer Bank 220.00

(cash for basketball tournament)

Charles Anderson 171.25

Dell 151.95

Bremer Bank 39.02

ND Retirement 3,876.65

Betty Rushfeldt 146.88

Paul Stensland 3.68

Mary Ellen Rue 78.50

Connie Soderholm 157.00

Agnes Dybing 78.50

Bremer Bank 9,785.40

US Postal Service 222.05

Deluxe Bus. Checks 263.09

McGraw Hill 68.82

BlueCross BlueShield 3,171.60

US Treasury 17.00

ND Tax Commissioner 395.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 138.48

Paula Deckert 235.49

ECCEC 9,844.75

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 150.00

Mark’s Diesel Repair 201.95

Toshiba Financial 146.40

Jerry Bingham 200.00

Farmers Union Oil 2,562.88

Hartley’s School Buses 15.14

Bremer Insurance 826.59

Classroom Direct 48.48

Read Naturally 39.00

The School Funding Ctr 397.00

Linda Winning 71.46

Jones Brothers Auto 130.23

City of Oberon 177.39

Center Coal 404.85

Emil Schoenfish 3,000.00

GBC 139.60

Zaner-Bloser 129.47

Reliable Office Supplies 146.23

Altru Clinic 65.00

Foss Trucking 674.75

Phoenix Learning 35.40

Charles Anderson 45.00

Mary Hoffner 20.00

(Schoolmasters)

The principal’s report included updates on the bus driver, fire alarm system quote and teacher leave.

Richard Deschamp has been hired for the afternoon bus route and Rosa Deschamp has been hired as bus monitor for both morning and afternoon routes.

The board discussed replacing the current fire alarm system. More information will be gathered for the next board meeting.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the unpaid leave requested by Marlys Throlson for January 19 to February 19, providing she is here for January parent-teacher conferences and pays her own medical insurance for one month.

Emil Schoenfish highlighted the financial audit report for the years ending June 30, 2004, 2005 and 2006, which will be submitted to the State Auditor’s Office in Bismarck.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to designate Bremer Bank as Oberon Public School District’s official depository bank.

After review, a motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to approve the pledge of securities by Bremer Bank.

The next board meeting will be December 11 at 6 p.m.

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

Linda Winning

Business Manager


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