11/14/2007 – Public Notices


 

IN DISTRICT COURT

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

COUNTY OF BENSON

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE

Civil No. 03-07-C-00125

Citizens Community Credit Union, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Kevin Alexander, Jeri Alexander, )

and Benson County Social Services )

Board through the 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 10th day of December, 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:

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

Dated this 1st day of November, 2007.

BENSON COUNTY SHERIFF

BY: /s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County,

North Dakota

Gergory W. Tschider Jr.

Attorney at Law

PO Box 668

Bismarck, ND 58502-0668

(701) 258-2400

(Publish Nov. 7, 14 & 21, 2007)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

October 1, 2007

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held October 1,

2007 at 7 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor George Evans. Council members present were Ron Jacobson, Gary Elfman and Nick Walter.

Others present were Todd Cudworth, Ron Huber, Steve Waldo and Jeff Anderson.

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

Bills were presented:

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $230.87

Otter Tail Power Co. 140.02

Waste Management 781.06

North Dakota Dept of Health 16.00

United Laboratories 513.80

Internal Revenue Service 114.75

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $152.27

Sandra Barber 190.00

Devils Lake Glass & Paint 91.95

Benson Co. Farmers Press 27.52

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 64.68

Internal Revenue Service 237.36

Kip Christofferson 300.00

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

Rodeo club representatives spoke of their interest in building an arena in Warwick. They will keep city council members posted on the progress.

The next regular meeting will be November 12, 2007.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


MEETING NOTICE

The North Central Planning Council will conduct a public hearing on November 20, 2007 at 9 a.m. in the Meeting Room at the Memorial Building in Devils Lake, ND to receive input on housing and non-housing community development needs for the 2008 Action Plan. The CDBG Distribution Statement for the region will also be discussed.

The Action Plan for the year 2008 serves the state’s grant application for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME and Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) programs. The Action Plan contains the program descriptions that describe how these programs will be delivered in the year 2008.

The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing to learn about the Region’s Program Distribution Statement and to provide input on needs throughout the region. At a later date, the public will be invited to obtain a copy of the draft Plan and to provide written comments. For more information contact Richard Anderson, North Central Planning Council, PO Box 651, Devils Lake, ND 58301.


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

February 7, 2007

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Lowell Haagenson, Michael N. Steffan and Dwain Brown. Chairman Curtis Hvinden was absent. The meeting was called to order by vice chairman Steffan.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 2, 2007. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to reappoint Oscar Kleven to the Benson County School Reorganization Board for a period of three years commencing November 2, 2007 and to reappoint Oscar and Gloria Kleven to the ND State Fair Board for a period of one year commencing October 20, 2007. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated October 2, 2007 regarding county structures 20′ and longer and bridge inspection cycles. A copy of this letter was given to the road department.

The auditor notified the board of a call received from Gary Kjos of the ND DOT advising that bridge #03-128-34.0 be closed. The auditor stated Kjos also informed the road department of the need for the bridge closure.

Steven J. Rohrer, Benson County sheriff, met with the board to give an update on the sheriff’s department. He presented the board with a vehicle expense sheet and the mileage/activity report for the department for September 2007. He discussed HR Bill 980 regarding unionizing North Dakota for law enforcement. He requested the board contact the legislators who represent Benson County and request they oppose the bill. A copy of the information on the bill was given to State’s Attorney James P. Wang. Sheriff Rohrer also presented information on interactive video conferencing of court hearings. He stated the cost of this service to Benson County would be approximately $175. The board agreed this program would save other costs in the future.

At 9:30 a.m. the delinquent tax appraisal hearing was held. No person or entity appeared for the hearing.

The board reviewed the memo and minutes from the September 12, 2007 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board along with the Devils Lake Basin Elevations and Flows Chart for October 9, 2007.

The board also reviewed the agenda, minutes and notice of October 17,

2007 meeting of the Upper Sheyenne River Joint Water Resource Board.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to have the chairman sign a County Deed transferring Lots 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Block 3, Original, Knox City to Lloyd and Linda Marchus. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

At 10:00 a.m. a public sale was held to sell the white 2000 and tan

2001 Chevy Impala cars formerly used by the sheriff’s department. Two bids were received on each car. The white 2000 Impala sold to Michael Needham for the sum of $1,000 and the tan 2001 Impala sold to Cliff Reeves for the sum of $600. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to trade $1,000 in goods/services at Hy-Z Wireless for the purchase of the white 2000 Impala. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

Bonnie Erickson,

Benson County Auditor

Michael Steffan

Vice chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

November 5, 2007

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held November 5,

2007 at 6 p.m. at the council chambers. Members present to answer roll call were Mayor Kevin Winson, Alderwoman Marilyn Allan, Alderman Wayne Knatterud, and Alderman Daniel Hoffert. Alderman Rodney Maddock was absent. Others present were Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Jean Mosser, Ned Mitzel, Dave Scott and Joe Schulty with MEI.

Alderman Knatterud made a motion to approve the minutes of the October regular meeting as typed. Alderman Hoffert seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Alderwoman Allan made a motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting in October. Alderman Knatterud seconded the motion. The motion carried.

A brief discussion was held on the Community Development Director Committee. It was indicated that Pat Tracy declined to serve on the committee.

Bills were reviewed and ordered paid. Alderwoman Allan made a motion to pay the bills. Alderman Knatterud seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Waste Management $3,814.25

Border States Elec, Inc. 604.45

Culter-Mager Co, Inc 2,477.22

Northern Plains Elec Co-op 13,967.61

American Public Power Assn 500.00

Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Inc 1,764.84

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 144.64

ND Health Laboratory 16.00

Maddock Mini-Mart 475.75

Farmers Union Oil Co. 546.55

Kevin Winson 16.50

Jean A. Mosser 2.93

Ned J. Mitzel 699.50

Priscilla Backstrom 28.20

VISA 140.03

ND One Call, Inc 7.44

Clute Office Equip, Inc 52.34

Ag Resources 3,238.20

Farmers Union Insurance 266.00

Western Area Power Adm. 3,667.33

NAPA Auto Parts 54.98

Marketplace Motors 203.55

Grainger 164.66

Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender 46.25

Black Mountain Software 1,312.00

Home of Economy, Inc 15.98

Hebron Brick Supply Co. 72.45

Jamestown Communications Inc 68.00

Pathways Within, Inc 27.00

Keith Winson reported two water filters at the water plant are in need of repair. The estimated cost to replace them is $42,316.

Alderman Knatterud made a motion to replace both filters. The motion was seconded by Alderwoman Allan. The motion carried.

Keith Winson and Frank Mosser reported that the recycle shed had been damaged. The door wall was pushed in. City policeman Ned Mitzel was notified.

Mayor Winson offered the option for city employees to have the Friday after Thanksgiving off.

A motion was made by Alderman Hoffert and seconded by Alderman Knatterud that all residents and businesses will go on the computer billing program before the end of the year.

Joe Schulty of MEI Engineering of Mandan was present and discussed electrical facts and figures pertaining to an electrical rate study and increase. More will be determined at the December meeting.

Alderman Knatterud made a motion to approve the second reading of the garbage rate increase. Alderman Hoffert seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Pam Lee requested the purchase of a tape recorder to tape council meetings. Alderman Knatterud made a motion to approve the purchase of a recorder. Alderman Hoffert seconded the motion. The motion carried.

A resolution concerning emergency operations was read. Alderman Knatterud made a motion to approve the resolution. Alderman Hoffert seconded the motion. The motion carried.

The resolution reads as follows:

By virtue of the authority vested in the Board of County Commissioners, by the North Dakota Disaster Act of 1985 (NDCC37-04.1) as amended. We do hereby order that the BENSON COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN be effective for and promulgated to all appropriate entities of Maddock. This plan assigns tasks and responsibilities to organizations within the city of Maddock. The plan establishes a broad concept for conducting response and recovery using established protocols through the National Incident Management System (NIMS), should an emergency or disaster threaten or occur anywhere in the county and cities therein.

We further order that all Maddock department heads maintain the capability for executing their assigned responsibilities pursuant to this plan. This resolution shall have the full force and effect of law.

Executed at Maddock, Benson County, North Dakota this 5th day of November, 2007.

/s/ Kevin Winson

Mayor

ATTESTED BY:

/s/ Jean Mosser

City Auditor

Building permits were presented: Alderman Allan made a motion to approve a permit for Johnny Lawson for garage repairs. Alderman Knatterud seconded the motion. The motion carried. Alderwoman Allan made a motion to approve the renewal for Les Anderson. Alderman Hoffert seconded. The motion carried.

One liquor permit request was presented by Dakota Hills Winery for the library fund raiser. Alderwoman Allan made a motion to approve the permit. Alderman Hoffert seconded. The motion carried.

Pam Lee presented a letter of annual audit from Rath & Meyher Auditing Firm of Bismarck. Alderman Knatterud made a motion to have Rath & Meyher do the audit again. Alderwoman Allan seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Tree removal was discussed. Alderman Knatterud made a motion that they follow the tree ordinance. Alderman Hoffert seconded the motion.

The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be held December 3, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

at the council chambers.

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

Pamela Lee

Deputy Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

(These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council) (Publish November 14, 2007)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

November 7, 2007

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held November 7,

2007 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway, Sylvester Hoffner, Lance Alexander and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent was Ellen Truax.

Richard Grabowski was a guest.

A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Lance Alexander, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 1, 2007. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:

Terry Schwab $404.43

Misti Arnold 554.10

Sylvester Hoffner 110.82

Waste Management 1,306.76

ND Telephone Co. 54.58

Otter Tail Power Co. 399.47

Hawkins Water Treatment 440.32

Internal Revenue Service 551.95

Benson Co. Farmers Press 66.56

Ecolab 146.50

Esmond Park Board 95.34

USTI 570.00

Richard Grabowski, owner of the Esmond Bar, introduced himself and visited with the board. He wanted to inform the board his thoughts and ideas with the Esmond Bar and the community. He also had questions on the rural water connection and if there are any changes the city might implement, he would like to be informed.

Sylvester Hoffner had questions concerning the dump ground hours. The dump ground will be closed for the season unless needed before snow arrives. If anyone needs to use it they can call Sylvester Hoffner or DeLores Solway to be let in.

A first, second and final reading of the resolution for the changes made to the Benson County Local Emergency Operations Plan were read.

Lance Alexander made a motion to accept the changes to the Benson County LEOP, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner. The motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 7 p.m.

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

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


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