1/10/2007 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

December 12, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held December 12,

2006 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were Gary Wald, Scott Foss and Bob Buckmier.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson to approve the minutes of November 14, the General Fund bills totaling $28,440.33, food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

Acme Electric $221.86

Activities Fund 157.80

AG Resources 19.67

American Library Preview 92.75

Anderson, Kimberly 111.00

AVI Systems 76.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 145.00

Bottineau High School 708.11

Bubach, Brian 315.00

Capital City Boiler Repair 218.03

Cenex Convenience Card 14.53

City of Maddock 4,554.89

Cole Papers 62.49

EdHelper 199.90

EduTech 300.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 4,863.25

Food Service Fund 81.53

Gaffaneys of Minot 60.00

Gus’s Auto Supply 27.85

Harlow’s Bus Sales 853.72

Health Dimensions

Rehabilitation 3,571.80

Hewlett Packard Co 1,025.00

Hoffner, Mary 315.00

Honeywell, Inc 1,167.00

International Inn 162.50

J & J Gravel 2,115.22

JW Pepper 50.00

Lannie Simonson Building

Co 175.28

Mac’s, Inc 7.83

Markestad, Rachel 112.50

Menards 48.42

Mesabi Academy 3,120.00

ND Telephone Co 322.19

Pepsi 369.90

Peters, Vanessa 17.28

Quill Corporation 783.76

Sagebrush Corporation 495.00

Surety Title Co 20.00

The Bread Box 14.00

Twete, Inc 426.46

United Parcel Service 7.76

Wald, Gary 427.50

Wholesale Supply Co 372.85

Yri, Terry 229.70

Principals reported on PLAN testing and the Artist in Residence program.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson to trade in our small bus for a 2007 International 53 passenger bus for $48,986 from Harlow’s. The roll call vote was all in favor. A purchase this year would save approximately $7000 on new emissions standards mandated for school busses.

Scott Foss and Bob Buckmier presented a financial statement for the Multi-Purpose Building, disclaiming rumors of the buildings closure.

Other items of school interest were discussed. Mr. Bubach will discuss a 2007 contract with the City of Maddock.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold to approve the second reading of Policy HH-Travel Reimbursement for the district policy book. The roll call vote was all in favor.

Board members reviewed the technology plan update. The most requested goal was an elementary computer lab.

School improvement teams are preparing data for a school team visit.

A training workshop will be held in January for team leaders and administrators.

The administration is planning a staff development activity in March in lieu of a Christmas party.

The board discussed their annual formative evaluation with Mr.

Bubach. In conjunction with this review, Mr. Bubach presented an administrative evaluation conducted through a staff survey.

The next regular meeting will be Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.

(Publish Jan. 10, 2006)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.

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

Representative

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

(Publish Dec. 27, 2006 &

Jan. 3 & 10, 2007)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

December 4, 2006

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held December 4, 2006. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Darrell Forest.

Members present Were George Evans, Shirley Tiokasin and Ron Jacobson.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Tiokasin made a motion to approve the minutes. Evans seconded. Motion carried.

Bills were presented:

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $230.87

Waste Management 729.44

Otter Tail Power Co. 166.99

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Hawkins Water Treatment 534.54

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. 152.27

Sandra Barber 190.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 39.65

Tiokasin made a motion to pay the bills. Jacobson seconded. Motion carried.

Next meeting will be January 8, 2007.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

January 17, 2007 – 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.

Capitol projects

VII. Old business. A. Evaluation of test results to determine effectiveness of SFA, CGI and full day Kindergarten & Pre K; B. Door locks ordered, installed during holiday.

VIII. New business. A. Impact aid application; B. SFA national meeting; C. Legislative update; D. NWEA testing in progress; E. phone system update.

IX. Principals’ reports

X. Next meeting date and time

XI. Adjournment

(Publish Jan. 10, 2006)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

November 6, 2006

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held November 6,

2006 at 7 p.m. at the Oberon Community Center. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager, Doug Schmid, Dale Stenberg and Eloise Ploium. Also present were Patricia Anderson and Elvis Thumb Jr.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Schmid moved to approve the minutes. Hager seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Bills were reviewed. Stenberg moved to pay all bills. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved were:

City of Oberon $102.00

Hawkins, Inc 252.38

ND Health Department 32.00

Lake Region Sheet Metal 344.42

Benson Co Farmers Press 68.93

Waste Management 943.58

Benson Co Farmers Press 45.75

Otter Tail Power Co 437.62

ND Telephone Co 62.12

Office expense 112.68

Wages 482.08

Accounts receivable for October 31, 2006 were $4,884.90.

Delinquent bills were discussed. Schmid moved to see about putting them on the tax rolls. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Karen Peterson asked if the bar could be licensed to stay open until

2 a.m. She intends to close at 1 a.m. at the present time. Hager moved to allow this. After discussion, Stenberg seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Stenberg announced he will be gone for some time due to a medical situation. The council agreed to give him a leave of absence.

Corey Ploium will be instructed to check on the water at several places in town. The auditor is to check on some lots on Martin Street.

The next meeting will be December 11, 2006 at 7 p.m., because Schmid will be gone on the regular meeting date.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Ruth E. Buehler

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor

(Publish Jan. 10, 2007)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

November, 20, 2006

David Ambers postponed the meeting because there was not enough members present for the meeting.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

November 28, 2006

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on November 28, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. Also present were Laura Every, Randy Thompson, Supt. Myron Jury and Dianne Mikkelson. Corey Erickson and Terry Yri were absent.

Every made a motion to approve the bills for payment. Thompson seconded the motion. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Adelsman PBBS $362.00

Advanced Business

Methods 745.62

Alltel 53.05

David Ambers 143.75

American Publishing

Service 66.00

American Time & Signal 82.90

Karen Anderson 216.49

Melissa Benson 375.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 98.21

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 284.00

Blick Art Materials 59.18

BCBSND 3,964.90

Brady Martz Acountants 5,000.00

Judy Buckmier 37.30

Butler Machinery Co 580.00

CCV Software 57.45

Jean Callahan 315.00

Mike Callahan 20.00

Mike Callahan 200.00

Capital One 387.34

Ron Carlson 145.00

Ron Carlson 62.50

City of Minnewaukan 675.50

Country Inn & Suites 171.00

Dakota Assemblies 275.00

Devils Lake Journal 78.75

Discovery Education 2,049.75

Bonnie Erickson 398.60

Laura Every 74.59

Exhaust Pros 21.59

Expressway Inn 97.90

Mary Feist 140.00

Ferrellgas 2,660.29

G & R Controls 3,406.00

Goulding’s Oil & Propane 4,163.74

Grand Forks Herald 50.00

LaVae Haaland 4.00

LaVae Haaland 37.30

Hall Truck Center, Inc 172.49

Hartley’s School Buses,

Inc 131.09

Lyndee Heser 197.85

Mary Hoffner 30.00

Internal Revenue Service 45.12

Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 306.23

JW Pepper & Son, Inc 60.04

Job Service North Dakota 119.96

Johnson Controls 86.00

Lake Region Asphalt, Inc 2,470.00

Lake Region Teacher

Center 408.00

Maddock School 524.22

Dianne Mikkelson 183.00

Dianne Mikkelson 37.30

NAPA Auto Parts 2,089.51

ND All State 50.00

ND Surplus Property 203.00

ND Telephone Co 517.94

Oddens’ Grocery 1,100.95

Office Depot 608.79

Joann Oksendahl 211.17

Otter Tail Power Co 2,611.07

Poppler’s Music, Inc 140.74

Region Plays 15.00

Richard’s Radio & TV 840.00

Travis Risovi 197.69

Ellen Salisbury 5.26

Sax Arts & Crafts 16.55

Seven Seas 100.00

Staloch Insurance 202.00

Stein’s, Inc 3,943.22

Supreme School Supply

Co 45.80

Kevin Thompson 33.15

Towner Co Medical Center 102.50

Towner Co Record Herald 7.47

Weekly Reader Corp 246.58

Wholesale Supply Co, Inc 330.49

Terry Yri 59.24

TOTAL 46,009.12

SPECIAL FUND

Tyson Holybull $100.00

Oddens’ Grocery 6.20

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 1,384.72

David Salisbury 137.50

The Cottage 149.00

Aaron Tollefson 100.00

TOTAL 1,877.42

HOT LUNCH

Con Agra Foods Packaged

Foods Co $129.00

Dept of Public Instruction 120.68

Dept of Public Instruction 120.68

Meadow Sweet Dairy 745.06

Oddens’ Grocery 34.74

Stein’s. Inc 102.09

US Foodservice 3,413.04

Wholesale Supply Co, Inc 750.06

TOTAL 5,415.35

Every made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2006 meeting. Thompson seconded the motion. The motion carried.

The next meeting will be December 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.

Ambers adjourned the meeting at 8:40 a.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

December 11, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on December 11, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Corey Erickson, Terry Yri, Laura Every, Randy Thompson, Supt. Myron Jury, Jean Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson. Ron Carlson was absent.

Addition to the agenda: Teacher’s petition to negotiate RJ Hanson’s contract, Health class. Every made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition. Thompson seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 28,

2006 meeting. Erickson seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Every made a motion to pay the bills. Thompson seconded the motion.

The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $728.52

Benson Co Farmers Press 260.37

Blick Art Materials 50.07

BCBSND 1,814.10

Capital One, FSB 2,764.35

City of Minnewaukan 680.50

Comfort Inn 500.00

Classroom Beautiful 24.95

Discovery Education 2,049.75

Farmers Union Oil Co 58.00

Devils Lake C & F Tire

Center 105.90

Debbie Dyste 85.25

Debbie Dyste 179.77

Bonnie Erickson 387.54

Ferrellgas 392.41

Goulding’s Oil & Propane 4,303.13

Noel Gunderson 43.75

Grand Forks Herald 40.00

Hasse Plumbing & Heating,

Inc 232.21

Heartland Paper Company 95.14

Jemstone, Inc 301.81

Johnson Controls 927.50

Myron Jury 70.00

Patti Kerlin 33.74

Lake Region Special Ed 17,674.45

Trish McQuoid 45.86

Mac’s, Inc 57.25

Medcenter One Occup

Health Center 186.00

NAPA Auto Parts 1,965.07

ND Telephone Co 44.40

ND Telephone Co 369.10

Office Depot 283.40

Otter Tail Power Co 3,255.12

Pearson Education 25.62

Postmaster 217.00

Ramada 59.00

Sax Arts & Crafts 16.55

Scholastic, Inc 67.56

Schoolmasters 420.00

Stein’s, Inc 74.56

Stong’s Lock & Safe 499.53

Towner Co Record Herald 3.32

Transcript Publishing 9.68

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 250.00

US Foodservice 60.18

TOTAL 41,712.41

SPECIAL FUND

JS Vending, Inc $271.75

ND Science Olympiad 250.00

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co 1,042.69

Pizza Corner Frozen Pizza 180.00

TOTAL 1,754.44

HOT LUNCH

Con Agra Foods $234.32

Dept of Public Instruction 392.21

East Side Entrees, Inc 36.69

Meadow Sweet Dairy 471.24

Stein’s, Inc 75.20

Sunny Fresh Foods/Cargill 124.36

The J.M. Smucker Co 46.08

US Foodservice 2,872.33

Wholesale Supply Co, Inc 257.13

TOTAL 4,542.56

Erickson moved to accept the financial reports. Yri seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Disscussion was held on volleyball co-ops, superintendent evaluation, test results and door locks.

Every made a motion to approve the contract of Ryan Hanson. Erickson seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion to approve the Teachers Petition for Recognition. Yri seconded the motion. The motion carried.

The principal’s report was given by Jean Callahan.

The next meeting will be January 17, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Yri seconded the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.

(Publish Jan. 10, 2007)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

December 19, 2006

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Michael N. Steffan, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson and Jason Lee.

The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Hvinden.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held December 5, 2006. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Haagenson, to close the Benson County Courthouse on Thursday, December 21, 2006 until 1 p.m.

so employees may attend a funeral service. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Steve Rohrer, Benson County sheriff elect, met with the board. He stated he will be meeting with the cities of Maddock and Leeds to determine whether or not a contract for policing services is needed.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to appoint Steve Rohrer as the acting coroner for Benson County effective January 1, 2007.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to reappoint Dwain Brown, Bruce Terpening, Glenn Hoffmann and Lowell Haagenson to the Benson County Job Development Authority Board for a term of three years. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to reappoint Jean Olson to the office of Superintendent of Schools and Ellen Huffman to the office of Tax Equalization Director for a period of one year. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from Advanced Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. dated December 8, 2006, regarding an emergency water source and treatment project for the city of Devils Lake.

The board also reviewed the memo and minutes from the November 8, 2006, meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.

At 9:30 a.m. the bid opening was held on the 1984 Chevy Blazer belonging to the sheriff’s department. One bid was received in the sum of $300 from Cliff Reeves of Minnewaukan. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to accept the bid of $300 for the 1984 Chevy Blazer.

Haagenson informed the board he will ask Pastor Budd to be the minister for the annual county prayer service to be held January 8, 2007.

The board tabled reviewing the county employee handbook until its next meeting on January 2, 2007.

Benson County Agent Scott Knoke introduced Rebecca Ahlberg to the board and explained some of the work that office has been doing.

The board reviewed a letter from the University of South Dakota dated December 1, 2006, requesting the board participate in a research study relating to county jails. Commissioner Lee agreed to respond to the survey.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to transfer

$5,559.76 from the County Poor Fund and $42,410.00 from the Emergency Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed an income and expense listing from the Benson County Job Development Authority for the period of January 1, 1993 through December 8, 2005.

A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Delores Scherr

Deputy Benson County Auditor

Curtis Hvinden

Vice Chairman

(Publish Jan. 10, 2007)


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