1/16/2008 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

December 11, 2007

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held December 11,

2007 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were JoLynn Fautsch, Lu Mathison, Dave Scott, Marion Schmidt, Addie Mathison and Brad Johnson.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the minutes of November 13, the General Fund bills totaling $21,913.83 and the food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Barnes & Noble $18.30

Benson Co Farmers Press 212.50

Border States

Electric Supply 203.76

Cenex Convenience Card 149.64

City of Maddock 4,464.13

Comfort Suites 110.00

Dakota Truck & Farm

Service 125.45

Ecolab Pest Elimination 111.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 7,063.05

Fire Extinguisher Systems 120.90

Food Service Fund 71.29

Golden West

Industrial Supply 255.34

Grand International 68.00

Gus’s Auto Supply 26.26

Harlow’s Bus Sales 822.37

Heritage Food Service

Equipment 137.62

Honeywell, Inc 1,225.25

Information

Technology Dept 154.93

Jones Bros Auto 140.00

KidsPeace Corporation 3,407.04

Laser Systems 204.00

Linares, Thomas A 1,200.00

Markestad, Rachel 20.00

Popplers Music 106.65

Quill Corporation 524.94

Schoolmasters 392.70

Share Corporation 386.12

Yri, Terry 15.69

Zee Service Co 25.80

Zep Mfg 151.10

Principals reported on recent student activities, a fitness lyceum and the student council convention.

Lu Mathison updated the board with the plans for the after school program (ASAP) hoping to begin on January 7. Mr. Bubach stated that our insurance company will not permit the ASAP in our facility until a certificate of insurance is provided. ASAP will be under the MEDC

501(c)3 organization, so Mr. Bubach will contact our insurance company to see if a certificate of insurance from the MEDC will be acceptable.

Mr. Bubach presented the ND Telephone Company video surveillance system proposal of $8,339.90. We have been awarded an $8,000 grant toward this project. A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to accept the proposal. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the purchase of 16 bus radios capable of contacting emergency services provided a state telecommunications grant is approved. This grant requires a 20% match of $8,000.00 toward the radios, and an additional $1,000.00 toward the repeater, which can be paid over 18 months. The roll call vote was all in favor.

Mr. Bubach stated that the new crisis plan is ready to review, however, he had no parent volunteers interested. He will post another request on the Web site.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Kenner, to extend the rental agreement for the Multi-Purpose Building for six months in order to have a new contract on a fiscal year. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to accept the resignation of JoLynn Fautsch from the head volleyball coach position. The roll call was all in favor.

Mr. Bubach stated that the administration has met with Leeds School regarding a football co-op. They hope to have an agreement ready for their boards in February or March.

The next regular meeting will be January 17 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

January 16, 2008 – 5:30 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Additions to and approval of agenda

III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak; B. Benson County Sheriff’s proposal.

IV. Reading and approval of the minutes

V. Presentation of bills

VI. Reports. A. General Fund, Special Fund; B. Hot lunch; C. Capital projects.

VII. Old business. A. Football co-op meeting; B. State school board policy update.

VIII. New business. A. Impact aid payment and application; B. Audit report (if received by meeting time.); C. 2008-09 school calender; D.

Negotiations; E. Funding proposal.

IX. Principals’ reports

X. Next meeting date and time

XI. Adjournment

(Publish Jan. 16, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

January 8, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held January 8,

2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were Mayor Yri and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Claudette Carlson. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, Allan Nord, Mark Zilmer and Mark Lithun.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the current agenda. The motion was seconded by Carlson. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made Huffman, seconded by Motis, to approve the minutes of December 11, 2007. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to designate Bremer Bank as the depository of city funds. The motion was seconded by Carlson. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Carlson, seconded by Motis, to renew the Garbage CD for the term of 12 months. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to table the agenda item, sale of railroad property. The motion was seconded by Carlson. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Carlson to install a street sign on the north end of West Avenue. The motion was seconded by Huffman. The motion carried unanimously.

The county commissioners have asked the city for a resolution to reopen old Highway 281. After speaking with Tom Traynor, the council decided to refer them to a letter of support that was sent last spring.

A motion was made by Huffman to table the agenda item, Employee Handbooks until the next meeting. The motion was seconded by Staloch.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to ask Tom Traynor to provide an addendum to the original contract for the 2006 pilot payment for the Benson County Housing Authority referring back to the rate that was approved at the January 17, 2006 meeting. In order to establish what rate will be used for the 2007 payment, the council has requested a financial statement from the Benson County Housing Authority Board.

The council has asked that the housing board be present at a future meeting. The motion was seconded by Huffman. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Motis, to credit Spirit Water Inn $880.88 to meet the 70 percent occupancy rate in accordance with West Bay Housing. This rate will be used for any multi-family complex with more than 15 units. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Carlson, seconded by Motis, to pay all bills.

The motion carried unanimously.

FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND

AmeriPride $62.59

Benson County Treasurer 1,302.24

Home of Economy 46.77

Huffman, S. 699.50

Johnson Controls 398.75

McQuoid’s Grocery 31.15

Otter Tail Power Co 1,109.77

Strong’s Safe and Lock 175.00

GARBAGE FUND

Waste Management $3,018.75

GENERAL FUND

Benson County Sheriff $300.00

Cando Farmers Grain 488.79

Benson Co Farmers Press 151.04

Hoiberg’s 27.15

Home of Economy 73.16

McQuoid’s Grocery 8.83

OneCall 2.48

Otter Tail Power Co 182.72

Quill Office Products 184.45

The 55 Club 240.00

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Payroll 1,197.91

LIBRARY FUND

Postmaster $41.00

Payroll 618.18

STREET FUND

Benson County Highway $513.60

Farmers Union Oil-DL 46.70

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 135.74

McQuoid’s Grocery 144.00

Napa 12.34

Otter Tail Power Co 586.80

Quality Welding 257.82

Payroll 668.53

WATER FUND

Cando Farmers Grain $573.80

Hawkins Chemical 2,252.31

McQuoid’s Grocery 10.26

Northern Plains Electric 293.58

Otter Tail Power Co 126.88

Payroll 1,715.71

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

January 9, 2008

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held January 9, 2008 at 8 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway, Sylvester Hoffner and Ellen Truax and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent was Lance Alexander. Guests were Darrell Hournbuckle and Rick Anderson.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 5, 2007.

The motion carried unanimously.

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

Terry Schwab $430.13

Misti Arnold 554.10

ND Public Health 32.00

Waste Management 1,306.76

ND Telephone Co. 54.58

Otter Tail Power Co. 689.73

Internal Revenue Service 530.15

MFOA 30.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 43.52

Farmers Union Oil Co. 730.05

ND League of Cities 210.00

ND Water Users Association 100.00

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 599.20

Dennis Leier 80.00

Frey Insurance 107.00

The bill from Public Utilities Dept. that was paid in the month of December was discussed. This bill was for unplugging the sewer that was caused by meat trimmings from the Esmond Locker Plant. The discussion was tabled until the next regular meeting. Mayor Estagen Zimmerman wanted to talk to the owner of the locker plant about the bill first. A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner to table the discussion until next meeting, seconded by DeLores Solway. The motion carried unanimously.

The year end financials were presented to the council. A motion was made by DeLores Solway to approve the year end financials and to have them posted for viewing at the Esmond Post Office and bank, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner. The motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at

7 p.m. at the Eamond City Hall.

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

Misti Arnold

City Auditor

 


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