MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
December 3, 2007
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order December 3, 2007 at 7 p.m. by Mayor Kevin Winson. Present were Alderwoman Marilyn Allan, Alderman Daniel Hoffert and Alderman Rodney Maddock. Alderman Wayne Knatterud was absent. Others present were Ned Mitzel, Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Jean Mosser and Lyle Miller.
Minutes of the November meeting were approved as typed on motion by Alderman Rodney Maddock, seconded by Alderman Daniel Hoffert.
Bills were ordered paid upon motion by Alderwoman Marilyn Allan, seconded by Alderman Daniel Hoffert. Bills approved were as follows:
Employee wages $2,657.33
Northern Plains Electric 24,325.74
BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 1,764.84
Maddock EDC 250.00
Maddock EDC 225.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 122.36
ND Health Dept. 16.00
Maddock Mini-Mart 768.60
Penworthy Co. 14.86
Gus’s Auto Parts, Inc. 263.44
Frank L. Mosser 132.94
Jean Mosser 15.77
ND One Call, Inc. 6.20
Clute Office Equip., Inc. 394.26
Farmers Union Insurance 5.00
ND Surplus Properties 79.50
Jones Bros. 290.00
Municipal Finance Officer 30.00
Holiday Inn 187.38
MEI Engineering, Inc. 2,144.00
American Water Works of
North Dakota 50.00
Foss Trenching 600.00
Waste Management 3,814.25
Farmers Union Oil Co. 224.28
Keith Winson presented a contract from Swanberg Construction for filter replacement at the water plant. Mayor Kevin Winson signed it and it will be returned.
Alderman Daniel Hoffert moved to give the same amount in Christmas gifts to city employees as in the past. Alderman Rodney Maddock seconded. Motion carried.
Lyle Miller was present upon his request to have a hearing on the unsightly condition of his yard. He indicated that he has removed 11 vehicles and asked the city for help with the remaining items.
One gaming permit was presented to the Maddock School. The motion to approve was made by Alderman Rodney Maddock. Alderman Daniel Hoffert seconded. Motion carried.
Alderman Rodney Maddock made a motion to remove the Maddock Business & Technology Center from the computer billing system for electrical and water billing. Alderman Daniel Hoffert seconded. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderman Rodney Maddock, seconded by Daniel Hoffert, to hire Pam Lee as the full-time city auditor effective February 1, 2008 after legal counsel has been sought. Motion carried.
One liquor permit was presented to the Double R Bar for the Ducks Unlimited Banquet. One liquor/dance permit was presented for the Rodeo Association’s New Year’s Eve party. Alderwornan Marilyn Allan moved to approve these permits, seconded by Alderman Rodney Maddock.
The next regular meeting of the Maddock City Council will be Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 7 p.m.
There being no further business, on motion made and seconded, the meeting adjourned.
Deputy City Auditor
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
December 5, 2007
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held December 5,
2007 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were council members Ellen Truax, DeLores Solway, Sylvester Hoffner and Lance Alexander.
Absent was Mayor Estagen Zimmerman. Also present were city auditor Misti Arnold, Audrey Boe-Olsen and Bill Hartl.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 7, 2007. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lance Alexander, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:
Terry Schwab $479.54
Misti Arnold 554.10
Donald Vetsch 212.50
Waste Management 1,306.76
ND Telephone Co. 54.58
Otter Tail Power Co. 484.07
Misti Arnold 8.04
Public Utilities Dept – Sewer 455.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 42.24
Farmers Union Oil Co. 417.15
Estagen Zimmerman 790.00
DeLores Solway 375.00
Lance Alexander 200.00
Sylvester Hoffner 375.00
Ellen Truax 325.00
Audrey Boe-Olsen of the Midwest Assistance Program and Bill Hartl of the Hartl Law Office were present. Audrey went over with the council a community needs assessment sheet and then discussed with Hartl and the council the next steps needed in the rural water connection.
Hartl will be contacting the Rural Water Consortium attorney Jim Maxson and then will meet with the city of Esmond on January 9, 2008 to discuss the contract that needs to be written between the city and the Rural Water Consortium.
Ellen Truax suggested that the gazebo be decorated for Christmas.
Misti Arnold will donate a tree and is to pick up lights and decorations. Sylvester Hoffner made a motion to decorate the gazebo and to have decorations purchased, seconded by DeLores Solway. The motion carried unanimously.
The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 7 p.m.
A motion was made by Lance Alexander, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
IN DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF BENSON
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
M&I Bank, )
Anthony Peltier and )
Donald E. Brown, )
THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:
You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the complaint in this action, which is herewith served upon you, by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Dated this 18th day of October, 2007.
VOGEL LAW FIRM
/s/Monte L. Rogneby
Monte L. Rogneby (ID#05029)
200 North 3rd Street, Suite 201
PO Box 2097
Bismarck, ND 58502
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF
(Publish Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2007)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
November 13, 2007
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held on November 13, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Claudette Carlson. Absent was Mark Motis. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier and Steve Rohrer.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve the current agenda with the addition of the Homeland Security Resolution. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Carlson, to approve the minutes of October 9, 2007. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Carlson, to approve the minutes of the special meeting dated October 26, 2007. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve the carpeting contract for the FSA-Bank Building in the amount of $10,496.00 with Thompson’s Glass and Paint. The contract will need to meet the stipulations set forth by the USDA. Furniture moving will be included in the contract but is not included in the price. Carlson seconded. Roll call vote:
Carlson-yes, Staloch-yes, Huffman-abstain, Yri-yes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Carlson to approve text messaging on the city cell phone held by Troy Backstrom. Backstrom will be responsible for the monthly charge for this feature. This will be handled through a payroll deduction. The contract will also be extended for two years.
Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The insurance item was tabled until the December meeting.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve the lease agreement with the Harlow Elevator for 2008. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Huffman to send a letter to the Benson County Housing Authority requiring the authority to bill tenants directly for water, sewer and garbage bills. This will be effective January 1, 2008. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The postmaster asked if the city could be hired to do snow removal for USPS property. The council declined.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve leave for the city auditor until November 27. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve the Benson County Homeland Security Resolution. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch to pay all bills. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:
Home of Economy 71.96
Huffman, S. 699.50
McQuoid’s Grocery 41.90
Otter Tail Power Co. 409.91
Waste Management $3,018.75
Benson County Sheriff $300.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 75.12
McQuoid’s Grocery 15.00
ND Telephone Co. 201.98
One Call 2.48
Otter Tail Power Co. 166.89
Traynor Law Firm 100.00
Weed, L. 45.34
Creative Impressions $406.00
McQuoid’s Grocery $45.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 587.32
Zimmerman Contracting 6,075.00
Fargo Water Eq. 284.63
Hawkins Chemical 2,613.95
Home of Economy 13.17
ND Dept of Health 16.00
ND Telephone Co. 167.09
Northern Plains Electric 358.10
Otter Tail Power Co. 132.76
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
Curtis A. Yri
OF THE BOARD OF
November 20, 2007
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Lowell Haagenson, Michael N. Steffan, Dwain Brown and Curtis Hvinden.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hvinden.
A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Steffan, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 6, 2007. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed the possibility of hiring a human resource director on an "as needed" basis. The human resource director’s office would be located in the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center.
Bob Yri, BTR Elevator, met with the board to request a five year tax exemption on a new 3.4 million dollar project. Ellen Huffman, tax equalization director, was present to be part of this discussion. The exemption would be for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 tax years.
Huffman explained the procedure for publishing a notice of application for property tax incentives for a new or expanding business. The notice will be published in the Farmers Press for two weeks and then a public hearing will be held on the issue.
Yri also discussed the need for a zoning ordinance variance for construction on property he owns south of Hwy. #19 in Riggin Township. Ellen Huffman, flood plain administrator, explained the flood plain ordinance currently in effect.
Ellen Huffman presented information about GIS programs to the board.
She requested permission from the board to be allowed to continue with the program. The board granted permission for her to continue.
At 10:00 a.m. the annual tax sale was held. Ken Tweten of Columbus,Mont. submitted the high bid of $460 for Parcel No.
28-0001-06694-000; Dan Birkeland of Sheyenne, ND submitted the high bid of $659.37 for Parcels No. 31-0000-07507-010 and 31-0000-07507-020; and BANT Investments and Holding, Inc. of Glendale, Calif. submitted the high bid of $82.47 for Parcel No.
32-0004-07881-000. The board will sign county deeds transferring these parcels to the respective purchasers at its next regularly scheduled meeting. No bids were received for the following parcels:
44-0009-10816-001 and 47-0001-11355-000. Sale is pending on Parcel No. 45-0001-11053-000 as the bidder requested the appraised value be reduced. The city of Minnewaukan will be contacted to see if an agreement can be reached on the appraised value.
The board reviewed two memos from Mike Connor dated November 1, 2007 regarding the joint board meeting in Bismarck in December and the
2007 budget amendments.
The board also reviewed a memo from Mike Connor dated November 15,
2007 regarding road and railroad crossing inventories.
The memo and minutes from the October 10, 2007 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board was presented along with the Devils Lake Basin Elevations and Flows Chart for November 13, 2007.
The board reviewed a letter from the ND Community Foundation dated November 16, 2007 regarding the Community Endowment program. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to have the chairman sign the Notice of Information Review regarding this project. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to allow employees a paid day off on December 24, 2007 to coincide with the Christmas holiday. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A discussion was held on the issue of having a tri-county social service director.
A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m.
Benson County Auditor
(Publish Dec. 12, 2007)
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