10/10/2007 – Public Notices


 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

September 18, 2007

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 8 a.m.

Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, Michael N. Steffan and Dwain Brown. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hvinden.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 4, 2007. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Two applicants were interviewed by the board for the custodian position as the custodian hired at the September 4, 2007 meeting terminated employment. The board discussed the qualifications of both applicants. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Haagenson, to hire Lyle Dodds as custodian. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board regarding his proposed 2008 departmental budget.

He commented on the requested increase for travel/mileage and wages. He discussed the progress with contracting for services with the cities in Benson County.

Lana Johnson, clerk of court, met with the board to present her proposed 2008 departmental budget.

The proposed budgets of the superintendent of schools and water resource board were presented by Jean Olson. Olson gave the board notice of her intent to retire in December, 2007. Comments were made on possible coming expenses by the water board for the Bouret Dam project.

Doris Randle, county recorder, presented her proposed 2008 departmental budget. She notified the board of the new UCC program going into effect.

Ellen Huffman, tax director; Jenny Steinhaus, Extension office; and James P. Wang, state’s attorney, presented the proposed budgets for their respective offices. Huffman gave a copy of the staff report on issues before the 2007 State Board of Equalization to the board.

Al Freidig of Real Estate 7 met with the board to present preliminary plans for a proposed subdivision on Graham’s Island. He indicated the first phase of the project would include eight lots and the second phase would consist of 11 lots. The subdivision would be located on property south of the entrance to the state park along the shore of Devils Lake. He informed the board that seven of the lots could eventually be used for permanent housing.

Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse, presented the board with the proposed 2008 departmental budget for her office.

Gene Hager, road superintendent, met with the board on the proposed 2008 departmental budgets for the road department and emergency disaster program.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson to appoint Wanda Teigen as risk manager for Benson County effective October 1, 2007. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to transfer $125,000 from the County Highway Tax Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to have the chairman sign a resolution to levy debt to county against the following townships for the 2007 tax year: West Bay, Riggin, Rich Valley, Lohnes and Esmond. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed letters from the ND Department of Transportation dated September 11, 2007 and August, 2007, regarding maintenance certification and the director’s task force transportation enhancement projects. Copies of these letters were provided to the road department.

The board reviewed a proposed plan for

distributing the 2007 senior citizens mill levy/match money. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Brown to distribute the monies collected according to the point system used in

2006 and according to the amount of dollars requested in form SFN 892. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the minutes and agenda for the September 19, 2007, meeting of the Upper Sheyenne River Joint Water Resource Board.

The board also reviewed the memo and minutes from the August 8, 2007 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board along with the Devils Lake Basin Elevations and Flows Chart for September 11, 2007 and information on the 2008 Water Stewardship Award.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Curtis Hvinden

Chairman


NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

SOUTHERN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 30th day of October, 2007, a special election will be held for the purpose of determining the question of "Shall the Southern Public School District No.

8 form a new district on July 1, 2008, to be known as the North Star Public School District No. 10, in accordance with the reorganization proposal drawn pursuant to North Dakota Century Code Chapter 15.1-12-09 and approved by the Towner County Reorganization Committee and the North Dakota State Board of Public Education?"

The polls open at 11 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. of that day. Polls will be located in the Cando School gym lobby.

Wayne Lingen

Towner County

Superintendent of Schools

(Publish October 10 and 17, 2007)


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

Dean Petska, Public )

Administrator of Benson)

County, North Dakota )

Plaintiff,)

vs) SUMMONS

John O. Fossum, his )

spouse or any heirs; )

Valborg Sosalla; James)

McGarvey; the heirs of )

Arlyce L. Brown; and all)

other persons, known or) Civil Case

unknown claiming any )

estate or interest in, or )

lien or encumbrance upon)

the property described in)

the Complaint, )

Defendants.)

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You, and each of you, are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the complaint in this action, which is or will be filed with the clerk of the above-named court by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after this summons has been served upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will he taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM

You, and each of you, are hereby given notice that the relief sought in this action is wholly or partly in excluding the above-named Defendants from any interest in or lien upon the following described real estate, and no personal claim is made against any of the said Defendants. The aforementioned real estate is described as follow, to-wit:

Lots 9 and 10, Block 3 of Nord’s Addition to Leeds, Benson County, North Dakota, according to the Plat filed October 17, 1899, in Book "A" of Plats, Page 9.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO HEIRS OF ARLYCE L. BROWN:

Any heir of Arlyce L. Brown is to contact the undersigned no later than thirty-five (35) days from the first publication of this summons in order to receive their share of the proceeds from the sale of the above-described property. Failure to contact the undersigned within that time shall result in any heir of the estate of Arlyce L.

Brown forfeiting that heir’s share from the sale of the above property.

Dated this 3rd day of October, 2007.

J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.

(ND ID#O3694)

TRAYNOR LAW FIRM, PC

509 – 5th St. N.E., Suite 1

P.O. Box 838

Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838

Telephone: (701) 662-4077

Email : [email protected]

Attorneys for the Plaintiff

(Publish October 10, 17 and 24, 2007)


NOTICE OF SALE

United States of America v. ROBERT G. ANDERSON, a/k/a ROBERT ANDERSON or BOB ANDERSON; CARREN L.

ANDERSON, a/k/a CARREN ANDERSON; BENSON COUNTY CO-OP CREDIT UNION; STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, ACTING THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TAX COMMISSIONER; and HOSPITAL SERVICES, Civil No. 2:04-cv-121.

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure Sale entered and given in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, on August 7, 2007, in favor of the United State of America, as plaintiff, and against ROBERT G. ANDERSON, a/k/a ROBERT ANDERSON or BOB ANDERSON; CARREN L.

ANDERSON, a/k/a CARREN ANDERSON; BENSON COUNTY CO-OP CREDIT UNION; STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, ACTING THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TAX COMMISSIONER; and HOSPITAL SERVICES, as defendants, it has been adjudged that there is due and owing to the plaintiff by the defendants, ROBERT G. ANDERSON, a/k/a ROBERT ANDERSON or BOB ANDERSON; CARREN L.

ANDERSON, a/k/a CARREN ANDERSON, principal in the sum of $56,387.74, and interest to the date of December 8, 2006 of $509.80, with interest accruing thereafter until the date of judgment at the rate of 5 percent per annum, and an amount of $11,200 attributable to positive appreciation pursuant to the term of the Shared Appreciation Agreement dated April 6, 1993; and principal in the sum of $30,449.96, and interest to the date of December 11, 2006 of $12,579.41, with interest accruing thereafter until the date of judgment at the daily rate of 7.0911; for protective advances due and payable under the term of the loan documents disbursed to pay filing fees, real estate taxes and abstracting, principal in the sum of $8,501.90, and interest to December 11,

2006 in the sum of $1,530.85 with interest accruing thereafter until the date of judgment at the daily rate of $1.9662; together with the costs and disbursements of this action in the amount of $784.75, making a total of $121,944.41, with interest accruing after entry of judgment at the legal rate. And, having received a copy of said Judgment, duly certified by the Clerk of said Court, directing the United States Marshal to sell the mortgaged property described in the Judgment at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all the right, title and interest of said defendants in the property described in the aforementioned Judgment as follows subject to all outstanding liens and mortgages, assignments on record, known and unknown. The purchaser of said property may be liable for outstanding mortgages, liens and assignments.

That the plaintiff has a first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth paramount and subsisting liens upon the following described real estate, which will be sold by the United States Marshal:

Benson County, North Dakota:

A tract described as the Southwest Quarter

(SW1/4) and the West Half of the Southeast Quarter (W1/2SE1/4) of Section Twenty-one (21), Township One Hundred and Fifty-three (153) North, Range Sixty-seven (67) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian; and A tract described as the Southeast Quarter

(SE1/4) of Section Thirty (30), Township One Hundred and Fifty-three (153) North, Range Sixty-seven (67) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian.

That the sale will be held on the 14th day of November, 2007 at the front door of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, North Dakota at 11:00 a.m.

Any individual who is interested in obtaining the estimated market value of the above-described property and/or the amount that will be bid by Rural Development at the sale should contact that office at (701) 530-2050. Personal checks will not be accepted. Payments must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order available within two hours after the sale. In the event in United States is compelled to reschedule the sale because the highest bidder cannot pay the bid price in the manner and time required, said bidder will be liable for the costs of resale.

Dated at Fargo, North Dakota on this 5th day of October, 2007.

David Carpenter

United States Marshal for

the District of North Dakota

(Publish Oct. 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2007)


IN DISTRICT COURT

BENSON COUNTY

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

Leslie Kuk, )

Plaintiff)

vs) SUMMONS

George Wakanwayakapi;)

Hapistewiu; Tawasuwaste;)

Waziamani, JB Streeter,)

Incorporated; The First )

National Bank of Devils )

Lake; Joseph M. Kelly; )

JB Streeter; Elk Valley )

Bank of Larimore; PL )

Arms; Hilda C. Behan; )

Farmers and Merchants)

State Bank of Lakota; CW)

Conroy; Caske or Joseph)

Spagemani; Mrs. FA )

Southam; Devils Lake )

State Bank; Antony )

Azure; Maude Bauer; )

Bank of North Dakota; )

State Treasurer of North)

Dakota; Agricultural )

Credit Corporation of )

Minneapolis; County of )

Benson, ND; The Federal)

Land Bank; Land Bank )

Commissioner; Federal )

Farm Mortgage Corpor- )

ation; Frank Bauer; Ron-)

ald Bauer a/k/a/ Ronald)

C. Bauer; Ethel Church )

Bauer a/k/a Ethel C. )

Bauer; Logan Bauer; ) Civil No.

Elena Mitchell; Donald ) 03-07-C-

Mitchell; and all persons) 00149

unknown claiming any )

estate or interest in, or )

lien or encumbrance upon)

the property described in)

the Complaint, )

Defendants.)

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, which Complaint will be filed in the office of the Clerk of this court, and to serve a copy of your answers upon the subscriber within 20 days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM

You, and each of you, are hereby given notice that the relief sought in this action is wholly or partly in excluding the above named

defendant(s) from any interest or lien upon the following described real estate, and no personal claim is made against any of the said defendant(s). Further, notice is hereby given that the object of this action is to determine the adverse claims of the Defendant(s) and to quiet title relating to and involving the following described real estate in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, to-wit:

TOWNSHIP 152, RANGE 64:

Section 11: NE1/4NW1/4; NW1/4NE1/4 and SE1/4NE1/4 Dated this 27th day of September, 2007.

PETERSON LAW OFFICES, PC

By /s/ Travis S. Peterson

Travis S. Peterson, ND Bar No. 05621

A Member of the Firm

523 Central Avenue, PO Box 231

New Rockford, ND 58356

(701) 947-2442

Attorneys for Plaintiffs

(Publish Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2007)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

August 15, 2007

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held August 15, 2007 at 8 p.m. Present were Young, Silliman, Bracken, Supt. Braaten, Principals Manley and Braaten and the Business Manager Kathryn Benson. Absent were Mark Swanson and Gene Larson. Also present was CPA Emil Schoenfish.

Additions to the agenda were: Approve tuition agreement and Approve policy handbook for students.

The minutes of the annual meeting July 19, 2007 were approved as written.

Emil Schoenfish presented the auditor’s reports for 2006-2007.

The board reviewed the budget for 2007-08. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the budget with revenue of $1,754,217 and expenditures of $1,888,552.50.

Mr. Braaten updated the board on the energy savings project including lights installed in gym and thermal heaters in classrooms.

Mr. Braaten and Gary Rolle looked at a used bus from Harlow’s. A new bus will be inspected at a later date.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for July 2007 and bills through August 15, 2007 for payment. Bills approved are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

Anderson, Judy $394.50

Anne Carlsen Center

for Children 4,482.00

B&H Oil Co. 434.87

Benson Co. Farmers Press 125.66

Braaten, Carol 15.00

Braaten, Joel 54.00

Carolina Biological Supply

Company 91.38

Chad’s Amoco, Inc. 108.32

City of Leeds 418.50

Clute Office Equipment 1,659.00

Dacotah Paper Co. 1,142.43

Dakota Web Composers,

LLC 60.00

Devils Lake Journal 79.00

Dosch, Mary 1,000.00

Gerrells & Co. 38.40

Harlow’s Bus Sales, Inc. 4,280.34

Hawn, Susan 81.00

Held, Vicki 132.50

Information Technology

Department 139.94

Johnson Clinic, PC 94.00

Kelly Inn 110.00

L&H Plumbing & Heating 216.20

Lake Lumber, Inc. 13.08

Manley, Jeff 406.58

McGraw-Hill Companies 1,416.38

McGuire of Rugby 400.00

Menards – Minot 25.76

National Geographic Society 62.10

ND Assn. for Health, Phy Ed, Rec. & Dance 25.00

ND Council of Educational

Lead 640.00

ND Telephone Co. 250.97

Office Max 1,034.16

Paulson Supply, Inc. 336.43

Perma-Bound 140.79

Poppler’s Music, Inc. 75.00

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 19.50

Premier School Agendas 767.19

Printers, Inc. 15.00

Quill Corporation 1,742.93

Really Good Stuff 218.37

Rolle, Gary 37.90

Rosen Publishing Group 65.85

Rugby Hardware Hank 23.17

S&S Worldwide, Inc. 21.94

Sargent-Welch Scientific,

LLC 89.66

Schoenfish, Emil R., CPA 2,220.00

Scholastic, Inc. 134.15

School Specialty, Inc. 436.37

Simplex Time Recorder Co. 653.00

Supreme School Supply Co. 190.06

Teacher’s Discovery 230.84

Thomson, Gale 76.88

Towner County Record

Herald 36.00

Tractor Supply Credit Plan 20.98

Tracy’s Market 44.76

USI, Inc. 293.79

US Postal Service 924.60

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 2,318.84

World Almanac Education 22.99

World Book Encyclopedia,

Inc. 37.90

CAPITAL PROJECTS (BUILDING) FUND

G & R Controls 154,419.25

Mr. Manley presented the secondary principal’s

report: registration was August 7, new

administrator’s workshop August 1-3, there are 27 VB players, 35 FB players, 1 cross-country participant, FB scrimmage will begin on August 18 and homecoming will be September 14.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s

report: professional development meeting for NWEA M.A.P. testing, response to intervention meetings, D.I.B.E.L.S training, writing traits workshop, Love and Logic in-service on August 22 in Devils Lake and elementary enrollment.

Congratulations to Susan Braun, Audrey Herman and students for the entries and blue ribbons awarded at this year’s state fair. All student entries won blue ribbons.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the elementary student handbook as written.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Certificate of Compliance for 2007-2008.

It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the business manager to destroy old records in accordance with the ND Century Code.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the

2007 Certificate of Levy; general fund district property taxes of $755,000, technology levy of 5 mills, special reserve levy of 3 mills and building fund levy of 5 mills.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Teacher Handbook as presented.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Non-certified Staff Handbook as presented.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Student Policy Handbook.

It was moved, seconded and carried to continue with the flexible benefits program through Discovery Benefits, Inc.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Matt Swanson as JH football coach.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Matt Swanson as assistant girls’ basketball coach.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the lease with option to purchase agreement for the energy savings project with Kinetic Leasing, Inc.

through United Community Bank of North Dakota, in the amount of $417,677.00.

It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the resignation of Teri Johnson as teachers’ aide.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the change in accreditation status from kindergarten through grade 6 to kindergarten through grade 8 to allow for more flexibility in staffing.

It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the business manager to transfer $120,000 from the general fund to the building fund to cover the first installment of the energy savings project.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the tuition waiver agreement for Jordan Howen to attend Devils Lake Public School.

Mr. Braaten gave the superintendent’s report: the school will receive $13,500 from the Lake Region Special Ed unit, the boiler has been removed, BCI background checks on all newly hired employees, new storage cabinets in the science lab, co-op meeting with Minnewaukan and projectors and Smartboards have been installed in several classrooms.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 8 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young

President


STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF BENSON

IN DISTRICT COURT

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Citizens Community )

Credit Union, )

Plaintiff, ) CIVIL NO.

vs. ) 03-07-C-00125

Kevin Alexander, )

Jeri Alexander, )

and Benson County ) NOTICE OF

Social Services ) EXECUTION

Board through the ) SALE

North Dakota )

Department of )

Human Services, )

Defendants. )

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree in foreclosure rendered and given by the District Court in and for the County of Benson, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District, entered and docketed in the office of the Clerk of said Court on the 28th day of August, 2007, in an action wherein Kevin Alexander, Jeri Alexander, and Benson County Social Services Board through the North Dakota Department of Human Services were the defendants, in which decree it was adjudged that there was due and owing to the plaintiff upon said mortgage indebtedness, the sum of Twenty-three Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-three Dollars and 81/100

($23,863.81) plus interest from August 24, 2007; by virtue of a writ of Special Execution to me issued out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I will sell said property described in said Judgment and hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, on the 30th day of October, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., and on that day, to set aside the amount due to plaintiff with accrued costs as of the date of sale, or so much thereafter as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.

The premises to be sold as aforesaid are located in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, described as follows:

All of Lot Twelve (12) and the North Half (N1/2) of Lot Eleven (11), in Block One (1), of Gronback’s Addition to the City of Leeds, Benson County.

Southeast Quarter (SE1/4), South Half Northeast Quarter (S1/2NE1/4) , Section Eight (8); and South Half Northwest Quarter (S1/2NW1/4), Section Nine (9), Township One Hundred Fifty Six (156), Range Sixty Seven (67), Benson County, North Dakota.

All that part of the Northwest Quarter (NW1/4), Section Thirty Two (32), Township One Hundred Fifty Six (156), Range Sixty Eight (68), lying north of the railroad right-of-way except:

Lot 1 of NW1/4NW1/4, 32-156-68, according to the plat thereof of record in the office of the Register of Deeds of Benson County, North Dakota in Book "B" of Plats at page 86 and described as

follows: Beginning at a point 33 feet east of the NW corner of said Section 32, thence south 1114 feet, thence east 300 feet, thence south 140 feet, thence west 300 feet, thence north 140 feet, containing 0.9 acres, more or less.

Lot 2 of NW1/4NW1/4, 32-156-68, according to the plat thereof of record in the said office in Book "B" of Plats at page 86 and described as follows:

Beginning at a point 33 feet east of the NW corner of said Section 32, thence south 1114 feet, to the north line of the above described Lot 1, thence east 300 feet, thence north 1114 feet, thence west 300 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 7.85 acres, more or less.

Lot 3 of NW1/4NW1/4, 32-156-68 according to the plat thereof of record in said office in Book "B"

of Plats at page 2 and described as follows:

Beginning at the SW corner of the NW1/4NW1/4, 32-156-68, thence north along the section line 66 feet, thence east at right angles a distance of

333 feet to the point of beginning, thence east

310.2 feet, thence north 140 feet, thence west

310.2 feet, thence south 140 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1 acre, more or less.

Block 1 of Nords Addition to Leeds, North Dakota, according to the plat thereof of record in said office in Book "A" of Plats at page 9 and described as follows: Beginning at the SW corner of NWI/4, 32-156-68, thence east on the quarter line 399 feet, thence north 1386 feet, thence west 399 feet to section line between Sections 31 and 32, thence south on said section line 1386 feet to place of beginning.

A parcel of land located in the NW1/4, 32-156-68 Benson County. More particularly described as

follows: Beginning at the NW1/4 of said Section 32; thence N 90?00’00"E along the North Line a distance of 333.00 feet to the NE corner of Lot 2; thence S 0?00’00" along the East Line of Lot 2 a distance of 927.20 feet to the true point of beginning, thence N 88?18’10" E a distance of

891.08 feet; thence S 0?15’46" W a distance of

540.26 feet, thence N 89?41’52" W a distance of

822.22 feet; thence N 0?00’00" a distance of

183.23 feet to a point on the South Line of Lot 3; thence N 90?00’00" E along the. South Line of Lot 3 a distance of 244.20 feet; thence N 0?00’00" along the East Line of Lot 3 a distance of 140.00 feet; thence N 90?00’00" W along the North Line of Lot 3 a distance of 310.20 feet; thence N 0?00’00" along the East Line of Lot 2 a distance of 186.30 feet to the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 9.44 acres, more or less.

Dated this 24th of September, 2007.

BENSON COUNTY SHERIFF

BY: /s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County,

North Dakota

Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.

Attorney at Law

PO Box 668

Bismarck, ND 58502-0668

(701) 258-2400


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

August 14, 2007

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, August 14, 2007 in the Warwick School Computer Room. Present were McKelvey, C. Christofferson, Black and Thiele. Gravdahl was absent. Others present were Sandy Barber, Eleanor Langstaff, Shelly Armstrong, Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Frederick and Mr. Guthrie.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by

Christofferson, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Christofferson made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Opportunity for comments from the public: Eleanor Cavanaugh was present to inquire about basketball coaches. It was decided to form a committee of board members, administrators, parents and students to interview coaching applicants.

Black made a motion, seconded by Christofferson to pay the following bills. Motion carried. Bills approved were as follows:

Warwick Oil $2,738.85

Michelle Christofferson 132.30

Accent Graphics 3800.00

AmeriPride 57.59

BW Doublewood Inn 100.00

Cole Papers 1,894.90

Devils Lake Daily Journal 42.00

Devils Lake Glass & Paint 105.00

Division of Independent

Study 855.32

Ecolab 131.50

Expressway Inn 99.90

Farmers Union Oil Co. 37.35

Ferrellgas 75.00

Gerrells & Company 89.50

Great Lakes Sports 64.26

Gym Closet 110.52

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 16.40

Janna Jensen 284.30

JS Vending Inc. 293.85

MCI 54.73

McVille Hardware & Lumber 13.01

Nardini Fire Equipment 181.75

Nasco 431.74

Nelson County Health

System 116.00

Renaissance Learning, Inc. 1,598.68

S & S Worldwide, Inc. 310.78

Sax Arts & Craft 663.68

School Specialty Inc. 704.24

Teacher Created Resources 29.30

United Laboratories 146.75

Warwick City 374.50

Workforce Safety

& Insurance 3,025.10

Trevor Yetterboe 288.00

Dick Blick 179.00

Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the 2006-07 financial report. Motion carried.

Board report: Christofferson would like to get estimates on getting the old gym back in use.

Superintendent’s report: Mr. Guthrie reported a teacher in-service will be held on August 16 and

17 and school will start on August 20.

Elementary principal’s report: Mr. Jacobson presented the 2006-07 transportation report.

Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the transportation report. Motion carried. Mr. Jacobson reported that bus drivers are needed. Joan Black will check into this.

High school principal’s report: Mr. Frederickson reported on schedules for the 2007-08 school year and the attendance policy with the tribal courts was discussed. Applying for a Copes Grant for 2008-09 was discussed.

Unfinished business: Classroom space and the bathroom project was discussed. Mr. Guthrie recommended to accept the bid from Klemetsrud Plumbing. Black moved to accept the Klemetsrud bid. McKelvey seconded, with the stipulation that Klemetsrud will not be paid until the project is completed. Motion carried.

A coaching position was discussed. Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Black, that the job description for varsity coach be amended to teaching certificate is desired but not required. Motion carried.

Black made a motion to hire Cory Christofferson as 5th and 6th grade girls’ basketball coach.

McKelvey seconded, with the stipulation that all rules must be followed. Motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie recommended hiring Trevor Yetterboe as athletic director. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to hire Trevor Yetterboe. Motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie recommended hiring Karissa Smith as school secretary and Frances Greyhorn as Title I para-professional for the Pre-K Room. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to hire both. Roll call vote: McKelvey – yes, Christofferson – yes, Black – yes, Thiele – yes.

The next meeting will be September 11, 2007 at 5 p.m.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

August 21, 2007

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, August 21, 2007 for a special meeting. Present were Gravdahl, McKelvey, Christofferson, Black and Thiele. Others present were Mr. Frederickson, Mr. Guthrie and Mr. Jacobson.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by

Christofferson, to approve the agenda with one correction of moving coaches update to the first item on agenda. Motion carried.

Coaches update: A committee was formed to interview all coaching applicants. The meeting will be August 28 at 5:30 p.m. On the committee will be David Robertson, Eleanor Cavanaugh, Debbie Gourd, Perry Cavanaugh, Mr. Frederickson, Mr. Yetterboe, Mr. Guthrie, two students, Joan Black and Larry Thiele.

Boys’ and girls’ track and cross-country were discussed. Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to dissolve the Four Winds-Warwick Track and Cross-County Co-op for 2007-2008 and have Lindsay Allmaras as the coach for Warwick School’s program. Motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie presented the Title I Consolidated Application. Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to approve the 2007-08 application. Motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie presented the 2007-08 budget.

Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Black, to rescind the motion to put a cap of $15.50 an hour on the non-certified salaries. Roll call

vote: Gravdahl – yes, McKelvey – no,

Christofferson – yes, Black – yes, Thiele – yes. Motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie recommended that all new staff who are highly qualified or have a two year degree receive a salary of $10 an hour and returning non-certified receive a 50 cents an hour raise.

All non-certified staff to receive a single health insurance policy. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to approve Mr.

Guthrie’s recommendation. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Black, to give Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Jacobson and Mrs.

Walford a $1,000 raise. The motion carried unanimously.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to accept the 2007-08 budget with amendments. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on a student who does not live in the Warwick School District and who was previously expelled from the Warwick School, to be allowed to return. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, that because of physical violence not to accept the student. Roll call

vote: Gravdahl – yes, McKelvey – yes, Black – yes, Christofferson – no, Thiele – yes. Motion carried.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to accept the staff handbook. Motion carried.

Black made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to accept the student handbook with changes. Motion carried.

The next meeting will be September 11 at 5 p.m.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

October 1, 2007

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held on October 1, 2007 at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Maddock Business and Technology Center. Roll call was taken with Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderman Rodney Maddock and Alderwoman Marilyn Allan present. Alderman Wayne Knatterud arrived at 6:15 p.m. and Alderman Daniel Hoffert arrived at 6:30 p.m. Employees Frank Mosser, Ned Mitzel and Pamela Lee were also present.

Alderwoman Marilyn Allan made a motion to correct the wording of the garbage rate increase.

Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded. The motion carried.

The bills were reviewed. Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to pay the bills. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded. The motion carried. The bills are as follows:

Employee wages $4,660.19

Ramsey National Bank 1,166.52

State Tax Commissioner 90.00

Northern Plains Elec, Inc 15,590.09

BlueCross BlueShield, Inc 1,764.84

Hawkins Chemical, Inc 390.32

Maddock EDC c/o Rod

Maddock 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 93.44

ND Health Lab 16.00

Maddock Mini Mart 716.05

Rough Rider Industries 15.95

Gus’s Auto Parts 51.23

Farmers Union Oil Co 890.24

Frank L Mosser 93.50

Jean A Mosser 31.96

Priscilla Backstrom 83.90

Visa 239.06

One Call Concepts, Inc 3.72

Northern Water Works

Supply, Inc 2,580.58

Ag Resources 120.77

Terpening Construction 1,650.00

Hoiberg’s, Inc 130.36

ND Sewage Pump & Lift

Station 828.00

ND Pollution & Control

Conference 130.00

Durbin Excavating 607.50

Houim Contracting 460.00

Quality Welding & Steel

Sales 45.00

Hebron Brick Supply Co. 73.08

Johnson’s Plumbing Svcs 155.52

Waste Management of ND 3,814.25

Interstate Eng, Inc 7,301.60

Travis Dillman of Interstate Engineering was present and informed the council the Force Main Improvement Project was completed and if everyone approved, Mayor Winson could sign off on the project. Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to approve the project. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded. The motion carried.

Dillman explained the one year guarantee on the workmanship and that the force main was not able to be pressure tested and Mr. Black offered one additional year of guarantee on the line.

Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the two years. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan seconded. The motion carried.

Dillman presented the engineering fee due of $7,301.00. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan made a motion to pay the fee. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded. The motion carried.

Renee Beeter of Waste Management was present and asked what the com-pany could do for the City of Maddock to maintain its contract with the city.

Consumer Pricing Index was discussed and it was determined it had only been added one time to the city’s billing in the years of service with the company.

Frank Mosser asked about purchasing a 2005 Ford pickup at Marketplace Motors in Devils Lake to replace the current pickup. The unit has 17,000 miles and $17,899 was the price. Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to purchase the vehicle.

Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded. The motion carried.

Mayor Kevin Winson asked if the streets could be swept.

Officer Ned Mitzel asked again about securing the Multi-Purpose Building. Mayor Winson assured the group that locks are being worked on.

David Scott, Lu Mathison, Doug Arnston, Judy Kallenbach and Pat Tracy were present on behalf of the Horizons group. Scott asked the council if it would consider hiring a community development director. Suggested wage for this position was $30,000. Three things he said needed to be considered were: 1) Authorization to hire; 2) Job description; and 3) To start a search for a director. He recommended that someone attend the convention in Fargo on October 22-24. This could be a good location to start a search for a director. On October 10 at 7 p.m. there will be a special meeting to further discuss this request.

There were complaints on the condition of First Street after the street dance — glass broken, paper cups strewn and the street barriers were not removed until Sunday morning. This will be reviewed and changes will be set forth.

The first reading of ordinance #18-01-01 on garbage rates was held. Resident garbage will increase from $11.20 to $15.00, apartments $6.45 to $9, and business rates shall vary from $19.50 to $100 per month. Alderwoman Marilyn Allan made a motion to approve the first reading. Alderman Wayne Knatterud seconded. The motion carried. The increase will take effect on January 1, 2008.

One site authorization permit for Ducks Unlimited was presented for November 7, 2007 at the Maddock Community Center. Alderman Wayne Knatterud made a motion to approve the permit. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded. The motion carried.

Two building permits were presented. One was for Valorie Raddohl for replacement of windows.

Alderman Daniel Hoffert made a motion to approve the permit. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded. The motion carried.

The second permit was a request from Marion Jones to move a mobile home to the east end of the city. It is currently on a lot in the southwest area of the city. After a lengthy discussion a roll call vote was taken: Hoffert, aye; Knatterud, abstain; Allan, aye; Maddock, aye.

With three ayes and one abstention, the motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be November 5, 2007 at 6 p.m. at the council chambers.

There being no further business, upon motion made, seconded and carried the meeting was adjourned.

Jean A. Mosser

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.

(Publish Oct. 10, 2007)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

September 13, 2006

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held September 13, 2006 at 5 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were Addie Mathison, Dave Scott, Marion Schmidt and Charlotte Simon.

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

The motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Kenner, to approve the minutes of the August 13,

2007 meeting, the General Fund bills totaling $22,497.20, food service and activities reports.

Motion carried. Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Acme Electric $15.29

Ag Resources 163.86

Benson Co. Farmers Press 132.00

Boiler Inspection Program 40.00

Brown & Saenger 419.52

Caswell, Irwin Sr. 444.21

Cenex Convenience Card 405.08

City of Maddock 3,716.14

D&A Signcraft 18.00

Department of Public

Instruction 170.00

Ecolab Pest Elimination 111.00

Elgin School Supply Co. 43.40

Expressway Inn 165.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 3,206.91

Food Service Fund 104.21

Gaffaneys of Minot 129.80

Golden West Industrial

Supply 331.38

Gus’s Auto Supply 26.05

Honeywell, Inc. 1,225.25

Hovland, Linda 17.99

Jacobson, Jeffry 131.67

Johnson’s Plumbing 4,747.17

Jones Bros. Auto Body 324.60

JS Vending 213.55

Kallenbach, Flo 158.99

Kmart 52.58

Lake Area Careet &

Technical Center 352.00

Lake Region State College

Bookstore 65.75

Laser Systems 213.00

Mac’s, Inc. 55.08

McGraw-Hill School

Publishing 702.15

Menards – Bismarck 17.97

Menards – Fargo 128.19

ND Council of Educational

Lead 75.00

ND Division of Independent

Study 400.36

Olson, Ralph 35.46

Pearson Education 647.99

Quill Corporation 793.62

Region IV Music & Speech 75.00

Rieger Service 189.45

School Specialty, Inc. 52.72

Stein Chemical Co. 132.10

Strong’s Lock & Safe 11.00

Supreme School Supply 198.81

Thomson Learning 1,189.90

Thrifty White Drug 15.75

Topbulb.com 64.59

Twete, Inc. 244.51

Yri, Terry 218.95

Zee Service Co. 104.20

TOTAL $22,497.20

Principals reported on NWEA testing, homecoming activities and upcoming conferences.

Horizons members updated the board on the progress of the after school program to date.

Background checks for volunteers were discussed.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to compensate staff members who drive to extracurricular events for their driving time according to the current transportation pay schedule. All school personnel who operate a school-owned vehicle (including the van) must have a DOT physical, be included in the drug testing pool and attend the training workshop. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to increase adult lunch prices to

$2.05 to meet federal guidelines. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve the first reading of Policy KAIA School Directory (Revision). The revision will match district policy to the FERPA statement in the school handbook. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve the first reading of Policy DAB Recruitment, Hiring and Background Checks for Classified Employees (Revision). This policy is revised to include the background check requirements. This includes the exhibit DAB-1 or the most current US Office of Personnel Management Abdication System. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the first reading of Policy DAB-R Background Check Screening Procedure.

(New). On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the first reading of Policy DABA Emergency Hiring of Classified Personnel.

(New). On roll call vote, all were in favor.

Current Policies, BIB Grievance Procedure and BIBA Patron Complaints were compared to NDSBA policies BIB, BIBA and DAIA Employee Grievance Procedure. These will be placed on the October agenda for discussion.

Discussion was held regarding a football co-op.

Mr. Bubach stated that he has sent the Leeds school board a letter asking for their decision by October 1. He also plans to schedule a focus group meeting for discussion and questions. A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to table further discussion pending the Minnewaukan-Leeds decision. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to table the discussion on Select Therapy. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

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

Meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

September 10, 2007

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held September 10, 2007 at 7 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Mayor George Evans. Members present were Ron Jacobson, Gary Elfman and Nick Walter.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read.

Jacobson made a motion to approve the minutes.

Elfman seconded. Motion carried. Bills were presented.

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $230.87

Otter Tail Power Co. 127.30

Waste Management 772.67

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Hawkins 325.38

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. 152.27

Sandra Barber 190.00

ND Rural Systems Assn. 85.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 33.92

Farmers Union Oil Co. 48.00

Postmaster 41.00

NDIRF Insurance 465.00

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

Elfman made a motion to approve permits for both Warwick WELCA and the Warwick School. Walter seconded. Motion carried.

The annual budget for the year 2008 was presented and adjusted. The final budget approval meeting was set for September 25 at 7 p.m.

The next regular meeting will be October 1, 2007.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

September 25, 2007

A special meeting of the Warwick City Council was held September 25, 2007. Present were Mayor George Evans and council members Ron Jacobson, Nick Walter and Gary Elfman.

Final budget numbers were presented. Elfman made a motion to accept the final budget. Walter seconded. Motion carried.

In other business Elfman ordered 15 MPH signs to be posted on Griffin Street.

The next regular meeting will be October 1, 2007 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


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