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12/27/2006 – Public Notices






December 5, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, Michael N. Steffan and Jason Lee.

The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Hvinden.

Sheriff Ned J. Mitzel and Steven Rohrer, Benson County sheriff-elect, met with the board regarding hiring Rohrer as a deputy sheriff to replace Deputy Jeff Bercier who resigned on December 7, 2006. Rohrer will work as a deputy sheriff until he takes office on January 1, 2007. A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to employ Steve Rohrer as deputy sheriff for Benson County effective December 10, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the mileage/activity report from the sheriff’s department for the month of November, 2006. It was decided that the

1984 diesel Chevy Blazer used by the sheriff’s department will be advertised for sale.

Rohrer informed the board that Deputy Marvin Holweger will stay employed with the sheriff’s department. He requested to have him designated chief deputy. He stated he received several applications for the job openings in that department. He discussed the progress made in contracting for policing services with the cities in Benson County. The board concluded it will wait until the contracts are finalized with the cities before a decision will be made on whether or not to increase the sheriff’s department budget to allow for a chief deputy position. Commissioners Lee and Hvinden will attend the next meeting of the Maddock City Council to discuss the contracting issue. Haagenson expressed a need for policing in Leeds. Homeland Security dollars to be allocated to the sheriff’s department were discussed. Rohrer stated he would like to rotate purchasing new vehicles for the sheriff’s department on a yearly basis.

The board reviewed the narrative report from Shelley Aabrekke, Public Health Nurse, for November 2006.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 21, 2006. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the issue of part-time/seasonal employees being granted full health insurance benefits. The board concluded the county employee handbook will be modified to include any needed changes at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to have the vice chairman sign the county deeds transferring the property sold at the November 21, 2006 annual tax sale to the respective purchasers. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the monthly bills. Discussion was held on holding payment for a bill submitted by the NDACo for the 2007 annual dues to attempt to get the dates of the annual conference changed. The board concluded a letter will be sent with the payment requesting a change in the dates of the conference.

Commissioner Lee told the board what was discussed at the Homeland Security meeting held at the Minnewaukan Public School on November 27, 2006.

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

Alltel $75.49

Esmond City 25.50

ND Telephone Co 195.29

Garrison Diversion Dist 551.35

ND State Treasure 6,009.30

Donna Lennon 178.00

Frances Schneider 154.00

Harland Berg 151.38

Knox American Legion 25.00

Magadalina Miller 124.00

Vivian Seter 124.00

Leeds Community Center 25.00

Luella Follman 143.50

Lee Larson 143.50

Lori Nelsen 132.50

Lorraine Stevens 163.00

Ruth Lunde 123.50

Arlene L Hoffner 176.00

Esmond Fire 25.00

Gordon Smith 131.25

Helen Tollerud 150.50

Jerry Leier 143.25

Margaret Marthe 140.25

Anna Slater 120.75

Letitia Gilbertson 129.25

Maddock Community Ctr 25.00

Marjorie Rice 129.50

Phyllis Hermanson 114.75

Robert Hunter 115.25

Arlene Lien 110.00

Carol Thompson 110.00

Grace Ball 110.00

Kathryn Duchscherer 110.00

Paul Streifel 124.00

Minnewaukan 55 Club 25.00

Blenda Carlson 120.27

Connie Brown 140.13

Linda Madson 126.75

Mathilda Wallace 103.00

Ruth Buehler 117.00

Oberon 55 Club 25.00

Blue Bldg 25.00

Carol M Jabs 107.25

Duane Nelson 181.00

Gail Hanson 119.25

Juanita Giron Vargas 96.00

Vivian Jetty 117.00

Cherrie Anderson 147.25

Warwick City 25.00

Daniel Delorme 118.00

Gladys Jacobson 91.00

Lee Anderson 78.00

Linda L Elfman 140.00

Allan Nord 18.00

Bonnie Erickson 268.50

Claudette Carlson 82.17

Country Cuisine 50.00

Gordon Smith 32.25

Vicky Schlieve 82.17

Dean Petska 50.00

James Wang 580.00

Nationwide Retirement

Services 20.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,469.59

Aflac 379.55

Benson County

Transportation 800.00

Clover Shop 90.00

Clute’s Office Equipment 1,173.79

Minnewaukan City 96.95

Colonial 155.83

Barry Cox 92.00

Edward Ripplinger 72.50

Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30

Deluxe Business Checks 103.01

Ellen Huffman 33.33

Election Systems &

Software 3,012.97

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 29.00

Galls, Inc 31.98

Hoiberg’s 87.00

Jenny Steinhaus 175.00

LR Law Enforcement Ctr 1,935.00

Marvin Holweger 67.30

Maddock Mini Mart 178.00

NDAEA 75.00

ND Assn of Counties 4,819.00

ND Co Commissioners

Assn 1,200.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 22,654.30

NDSU Extension Office 38.00

NDSU Extension Service 180.00

Pitney Bows 259.00

Prairie Public

Broadcasting 150.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 699.36

Protective Life Ins Co 336.52

Rebecca Ahlberg 24.00

Ripplinger Motors 184.50

Scott Knoke 167.88

Swenson’s Plumbing &

Heating 139.29

Wal-Mart 146.48

Wayne Trophies 21.25

Social Welfare 12,353.33

Anton Burkhardsmeier 95.03

Alton’s Bulk Service 571.69

B & H Oil 1,032.29

Butler Machine 589.40

Cory Christofferson 410.00

Close Construction 3,280.00

Maddock City 64.90

Minnewaukan City 36.50

David Hoffert 1,610.00

Darrel Walters 720.00

Farm Plan 432.30

GCR Tire Center 125.95

Gofer Sanitation 55.00

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

Harlow Co-op Elev 82.95

HE Everson Co 23.85

HY-Z Wireless 59.69

Kleen Co 41.98

Lake Region Sheet Metal 111.94

Mac’s, Inc 21.44

Mayo Construction 2,347.50

Dakota Implement 68.16

NDACo Resource Group 1,480.00

Nodak Electric

Cooperative 33.50

Northern Plains Elec Co-op 84.00

Otter Tail Power Co 35.33

Paul Hanson 2,240.00

Paul Kallenbach 1,210.00

Power Plan (RDO Equip) 898.04

Prairie Truck & Tractor

Repair 20.83

Praxair Distribution, Inc 8.08

Radio Shack 59.99

Ramkota Hotel 161.68


Spirit Lake Tribe 520.00

Stones Mobile Radio, Inc 462.25

Susag Sand & Gravel, Inc 34,452.00

Travis Anderson 550.00

Theco, Inc 877.45

Western Sand & Gravel,

Inc 3,135.00

Jason Lee 12.75

Kevin Winson 16.50

Melissa Buckmier 6.75

Ronald Smith 16.50

Rose Teigen 9.37

Sharon Ebach 9.37

Steven Rohrer 6.75

Allan Nord 6.00

BCBS of ND 3,323.83

BW Doublewood Inn 100.00

Chad’s Amoco 189.41

Curtis Hvinden 117.50

Jason Lee 102.88

Gordon Smith 20.25

Kelly Wang 20.60

ND Assn of Counties 187.50

Otter Tail Power Co 1,353.90

Ramkota Hotel 10.00

Ramsey Co, NDSU Ext 20.00

Roland Nelsen 9.30

Bert’s Deep Rock 7.50

Dwain Brown 113.00

Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30

Election Systems &

Software 1,122.95

Information Technology

Dept 389.23

ND Telephone Co 719.52

NoDak Comm, Inc 85.00

Oscar E Kleven 108.75

Universal Services 42.00

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 2,078.46

Otter Tail Power Co 236.69

Normania Twp 4,848.40

Oberon Twp 4,309.50

Twin Lake Twp 6,668.67

Warwick Twp 12,325.85

Daryl Biby 70.41

Kory Jorgenson 92.91

Knox American Legion 36.00

Lyndon Olson 55.41

Tim Finley 55.41

Wanda Teigen 191.68

Zones Corporate

Solutions 21.34

ND Dept Of Human Svcs 3,183.89

ND Telephone Co 1,200.67

Oddens’ Grocery 95.62

Otter Tail Power Co 459.36

Sports Awards 65.70

Distribution of Entities 18,287.86


County Agent $977.03

Emergency Disaster 935.04

VSO 747.44

County General 30,917.24

Social Services 29,546.25

County Road 24,966.60

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to appoint the

following: Michael N. Steffan to the Devils Lake Basin Funding Committee, Lake Region Child Support Enforcement Board, Benson County Social Service Board and Devils Lake Task Force to replace Barry Cox; Michael N. Steffan to the Benson County Zoning Board to replace Edward Ripplinger; Jason Lee to the Governor’s Outlet Committee and Law Enforcement Board to replace Barry Cox; Lowell Haagenson to the Benson County Job Development Authority Board to replace Barry Cox; and Lowell Haagenson to the Northern Plains RC & D Council, Benson Social Service Board, Benson County Redistricting Board and Technical Advisor to the Upper Sheyenne Basin Board to replace Edward Ripplinger. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Morris Holen Jr. and Trevor Christianson, Wold Engineering, met with the board to discuss the upcoming project near Leeds. The differences between applying CRS/cut back oil or seal coat to the roadway was discussed.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Curtis Hvinden

Vice Chairman



November 15, 2006

A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held November 15, 2006 at 7 p.m. Present were Young, Silliman, Swanson, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Gullickson and Braaten and recorder Mona Jorgenson. Absent were Gene Larson and Business Manager Kathy Benson.

The minutes of the previous regular meeting of October 17, 2006 were approved as written.

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


Anderson, Judy $177.50

Artmain 260.81

B & H Oil Co 2,647.05

Benson Co Farmers Press 256.81

Benson, Kathryn 172.50

Best Western Seven

Seas Inn 100.00

Braaten, Joel 195.00

Carolina Biological Supply 55.46

Chad’s Amoco 285.43

Clute Office Equip 46.10

The Computer Store 95.00

Eldridge Publishing Co 60.45

Farmers Union Oil Co 615.94

Gaffney’s 15.99

Haagenson, Patty 160.00

Harlow’s Bus Sales 586.20

ITD 139.94

L&H Plumbing & Heating 42.00

Lake Lumber 45.44

Leeds Honor Society 109.79

Leeds Hot Lunch 1,330.62

LRP Publications 265.00

Medcenter One, Inc 160.00

Moser, Sheila 19.90

Music in Motion 171.60

National Geographic

Society 15.90

ND State Treasurer 165.00

ND Telephone Company 370.76

OfficeMax 109.31

Paulson Supply 198.80

Poppler’s Music 490.06

Positive Promo 376.70

Praxair Distribution 16.80

Quill Corporation 450.00

Ramkota Hotel 368.00

Schoenfish, CPA, Emil R 535.00

School Specialty 342.57

Silliman, Randy 154.50

Tracy’s Market 301.37

US Postal Service 658.05

Uniform City 79.92

Wal-Mart Community 73.04

Region IV Drama 50.00

City of Leeds 524.50

NW Music Festival 60.00

Jacobson, Lucia 177.50

NDCEL 590.00

Bottineau Public School 739.61

Stave, Daniel 477.50

The board reviewed the basketball co-op financial report as of October 31, 2006.

Melody Bracken arrived at the meeting.

The board reviewed the football financial report as of October 31, 2006 Mr. Gullickson presented his high school principal’s report: testing went well; students of the quarter; fall sports banquet will be November 14; One Act Play competition held on November 7; girls basketball practice started November 13 (18 JH players and 13-16 JV/Varsity players); and teachers’ inservice on November 16.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: elementary Christmas program on December 1; D.I. teams have been selected for 2006/07, one elementary team and one middle school team; elementary art program is in full swing; "Rain forest" lyceum on November 29; elementary boys basketball season has begun, tournament on December 2; and D.I. raised approximately $1600 on the haunted house and $580 selling wreaths.

Randy Silliman reported on the school law seminar he attended on October 26: drug and alcohol testing (employees, students, board members); Intelligent Design & the First Amendment; resignations, litigations and school elections; construction contracts; and off-schedule compensation.

Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting. Oberon School District has joined and the Carrington and New Rockford districts are considering.

The board reviewed an estimate from Seating and Athletic Facility Enterprises for adding handrails to the aisles on the bleachers:

$1,125 each set plus labor $2,000. The board directed Mr. Braaten to get a firm estimate for labor from Seating and Athletic Facility Enterprises.

The board reviewed the Governor’s Commission Final Equity Funding Formula.

It was moved, seconded and carried to waive the facility rental fee for use of the gym and consider it a donation to Dollars for Scholars for its Table Extravaganza fund raiser November 18.

The board read the letter from the Office of the State Auditor approving the audit report for the year ended June 30, 2006 as submitted by Emil Schoenfish, CPA.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: upcoming professional development for staff; Benson County Schoolmasters meeting; legislative pre-session December 7 in Devils Lake; the building committee will meet with G&R Controls November 21, an energy savings proposal will be presented at the December or January meeting; and the Benson County Schools emergency response planning workshop will be held November 29 and December 13.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 2 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathy Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young




In the Matter of the Estate of Stanley Griffin a/k/a Stanley E.

Griffin, 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 Doris Griffin, personal representative of the estate, at

3701 64th Ave. NE, Oberon, ND 58357 or filed with the Court.

Dated this 11th day of December, 2006.

-s-Doris M. Griffin

Doris Griffin

Personal Representative

3710 64th Ave. NE

Oberon, ND 58357

Peterson Law Offices, P.C.

523 Central Ave.

PO Box 231

New Rockford, ND 58356

Attorneys for Personal


First publication on the 13th day of December, 2006.

(Publish Dec. 27, 2006 &

Jan. 3 & 10, 2007)

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