1/23/2008 – Public Notices


 

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

August 2 and 3, 2007

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held August 2 and 3, 2007 in the conference room at the Canad Inn in Grand Forks. Present were Erich Longie, Galen Robertson, Raymond Cavanaugh and Marty Greywater. Derrick Dauphinais was absent. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr. and John Laducer.

Dr. Longie, board president, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

Dr. Longie gave handouts on school board evaluation and parliamentary procedure.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Roll call vote: Mr. Cavanaugh, Mr. Greywater, Dr.

Longie, Mr. Robertson.

OLD BUSINESS:

POLICY & PROCEDURE COMMITTEE: Discussion held on appointing board members to committees. Discussion held on following the policies.

Mr. Dauphinais entered the meeting at 10:15 a.m.

Discussion held on how to handle public and employee complaints. Dr.

Longie listens to the public and tells them how to follow the proper procedure. Also, employees need to follow the Policy & Procedure Manual when they wish to complain. The parents need a procedure to follow so they know what to do in order to grieve a decision. Mr.

Laducer should get this committee together. All board members will be involved on this committee. Discussion held on Student/Parent Handbook. There should also be an addendum in the policy for grievance for parents. Parents/employees need direction on how to follow the chain of command.

SELECTION OF OFFICAL NEWSPAPER: Mr. Dauphinais motioned to have the Devils Lake Journal as the official newspaper. Seconded by Mr.

Cavanaugh. All in favor. Motion carried.

BOARD RETREAT: Discussion held on board ethics, conduct, professionalism and outside perceptions. Dr. Longie, as board president, presented this information to the board. He stated that he wanted this board to set an example and be role models. He accepted the fact that he will be criticized more than he will be praised but it comes with the territory.

The meeting recessed for lunch at 12:00 noon. The meeting resumed at 1:15 p.m.

SCHOOLWIDE TITLE DIRECTOR: Discussion held on 2006-2007 budget and carryover. Mr. Dauphinais asked if Title could hire a student affairs person. Mr. Anderson will let him know. Discussion held on the announcement of supplemental services such as posters, brochures, radio announcements, student registration. Is there a way to get more participation? Mr. Anderson stated they are having an Attendance Committee who will consist of the following people: Mrs. Liz Nelson, Mr. Burton Robertson, Mrs. Elaine Guy, the new attendance officer and Mr. Anderson. Discussion held regarding the "Take Charge Attendance Plan." Mr. Anderson is looking into a plan for bullying ASAP. The board questioned if they could have security cameras in the classroom.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Discussion held on the curriculum team and McRel.

Mr. Cavanaugh motioned to recess. Seconded by Mr. Dauphinais. All in favor. Motion carried.

The board recessed at 3:30 p.m.

The board reconvened at 9:05 a.m.

Further discussion along Annual Yearly Progress, McRel and curriculum review.

Mr. Greywater motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. All in favor. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

August 9, 2007

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held August 9, 2007 in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Raymond Cavanaugh and Galen Robertson. Marty Greywater and Derrick Dauphinais were absent. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Rick Smith, John Laducer, Violet Robertson, Lavonne Alberts, Dean Dauphinais Jr., Sheldon Greywater, Wayne Trottier Jr., Loretta Delorme and Liz Nelson.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:11 p.m.

RECOGNITION OF GUESTS: Mrs. Nelson updated the board with the history of the daycare. Mrs. Robertson wanted to visit with the school board regarding a letter she received from Mr. Laducer. She is confused about the letter and just wants some clarification. Dr. Longie wants Mr. Laducer to explain the letter. The school looked at three things:

space, finances and the need for a daycare for the Evenstart building. The daycare is funded 100% through the General Fund. A handout was given to the school board regarding the expenses for the past four years. He explained the spreadsheet to the board. He gave the board a handout on the list of students who actually attended, hence the need. Originally, the daycare was started with grants.

There was no cost to the school district.

Mr. Greywater entered at 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Longie recommends tabling this issue until a plan is put together for Evenstart that will keep the daycare open for the students. The board can approve or disapprove.

Mrs. Nelson and Mr. Laducer need to come up with a plan of how we are going to accommodate students before the board wants to make that obligation to bring employees back. The board stated it wanted the following information in this plan: the plan should address if we have enough students to make it financially feasible and to include every employee’s role. Mr. Robertson motioned to table this issue.

Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Further discussion. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Discussion held regarding staff development week of August 13-17, 2007, school begins on August 21, 2007, school registration, math teacher and all teaching positions. Dr. Longie motioned to offer a contract to Lane Azure for math teacher. Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Three in favor. Mr. Robertson abstained. Motion carried.

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL BUILDING: Discussion on the expansion of the alternative school. The first step is to hire an architect. Mr.

Greywater motioned to allow Dr. Trottier to hire an architect for an alternative school building. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

BUSINESS MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Cavanaugh motioned to approve the accounts payable. Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

AUGUST 2007

Payroll $99,027.81

Social Security 12,279.42

Medicare 2,871.90

Federal W/Holding 8,237.52

State W/Holding 1,105.00

NDTFFR 9,711.12

BCBSND 26,623.35

Aflac 252.22

NDPERS 1,416.74

Discovery Benefits 919.92

ND State Disburse 92.70

Western State 260.00

Spirit Lake Tribe

Spirit Lake Housing 393.00

Thrivent Lutheran 150.00

IRS

TOTAL 163,340.70

Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the monthly expenditures. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

AUGUST 2007

Alco $45.96

Alltel 235.15

Anderson, Charles 204.00

Anderson, Stephanie 96.53

Auto Owners Insurance 3,275.98

Belgarde, Brendon 350.00

Belgarde, Erin 12.50

Bingaman, Sidney 223.50

Bull, Lawrence 100.00

Byberg, Marlo 138.00

Carlson, Eilene 26.00

Carlson, Eilene 60.00

Cash & Carry Lumber 1,452.29

Country Inn & Suites 189.00

Country Inn & Suites 615.90

CTE 45.00

Dakota Horizon Youth

Center 203.28

Dauphinais, Dean Jr 487.50

de la Paz, David 200.00

Devils Lake Public School 4,634.40

Devils Lake Public School 50.00

Eagle, Nicole 12.50

Education Fact Finding

Comm 950.00

Engberg, Byron 2,000.00

ESPB 75.00

ESPB 125.00

Grand Forks Public

School 941.78

Greene, Carolyn 320.00

Greywater, Sheldon 517.50

Guy, Elaine 76.50

Howard, Catherine 450.00

Job Service of ND 91.25

Laducer, Melvin 204.00

Lakeside Dry Cleaners 93.50

LBE & Associates 1,715.00

Luis Cafe 86.25

Luis Cafe 60.75

Luis Cafe 34.00

Luis Cafe 33.00

Luis Cafe 51.00

Mercer, Steve 3,368.00

Minot Public School 335.00

Montana Dakota Utilities 25.60

ND Telephone Co 389.19

NDCEL 822.00

Nelson, Liz 204.00

Ness, Hayley 168.75

Paul’s Grocery 233.30

Pearce & Durick 8,525.67

Pizza Hut 78.26

Pizza Hut 68.00

Purchase Power 500.00

Skill Path Seminars 597.00

Skill Path Seminars 69.15

Special Education 3,463.04

Steam Brothers 276.75

Thiele, Sherilyn 200.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr 211.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr 112.55

US Postal Service 64.20

UTTC 350.00

Wal-Mart 200.00

Wal-Mart 86.52

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 500.00

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 254.28

Xerox Corp 2,271.91

Xerox Corp 2,233.73

SUBTOTAL 46,089.92

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Greywater, Sheldon $240.00

Greywater, Sheldon 320.00

NDHSCA 300.00

NDIAA 175.00

Smith, Rick 107.00

SUBTOTAL 1,142.00

TOTAL 47,231.92

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Dr. Longie, in the absence of the board member who made the motion to select the Devils Lake Journal as the official newspaper, rescinded this motion. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Robertson motioned to select the Dakota News as the official newspaper. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent.

Motion carried.

Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the minutes of July 3 and August 2 and 3 with changes. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

THE HIRING PROCESS: Discussion held on why we are having a person with a bachelor’s degree. Why is it so high for attendance officer?

The attendance officer will be filing 960’s, going to court, going to people’s homes. The board would like to see job descriptions before it advertises any jobs. The board doesn’t want to change it at this time because school will be starting soon. Dr. Trottier presented with a hiring process that would include the job descriptions. 1.

Determine need for position-administration/present job description; 2. Seek approval from board; 3. Advertise: in-house, out-of-house; 4.

Timetable to leave advertisement out; 5. Screen applicants/interview; 6. Meet qualifications; 7. Applicants eligible (application completed); 8. Recommendation to superintendent; 9. Recommendation to board. How you came to the recommendation, how eliminated and who applied; 10. Board approval; 11. Offer employment/contract; 12. Work.

Mr. Greywater motioned to adopt the presented hiring process.

Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve to hire Christopher Morin as the computer technician with the stipulation that he returns to school to get his computer technician degree within three years. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier updated the board on the following items: facilities, personnel, impasse, travel, and general comments.

Mr. Robertson motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

August 17, 2007

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held August 17, 2007 in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Derrick Dauphinais and Galen Robertson. Marty Greywater and Raymond Cavanaugh were absent. Also present were Stephanie Anderson and Wayne Trottier Jr.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

PRINCIPAL ISSUES: Discussion held on placement of contracts. The board recommends that the business manager scan all contracts after they have been signed and place on a CD. Mr. Dauphinais motioned to advertise for a principal which has been vacated by Mr. Laducer.

Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Dauphinais motioned to recommend that Dr. Trottier pursue to file a complaint to the ESPB regarding a violation of the Educator’s Code of Ethics. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Three in favor. Two absent.

Motion carried.

Discussion held on what the school is going to do in the interim of not having a principal. Dr. Trottier informed the board that Mr.

Charles Anderson will be acting principal.

Discussion held regarding the daycare issues. Mr. Robertson is concerned that there will not be enough workers to handle all of the children of the Evenstart students. The board gave Dr. Trottier authorization to evaluate the daycare on a monthly basis to see how many employees are needed. Mr. Robertson motioned to continue daycare services only for Evenstart students with program evaluation reports on a monthly basis. Seconded by Mr. Dauphinais. Three in favor.Two absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Dauphinais motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

August 23, 2007

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held August 23, 2007 in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Derrick Dauphinais, Galen Robertson and Marty Greywater. Raymond Cavanaugh was absent. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles Anderson and Liz Nelson.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

APPROVAL OF 2007-2008 CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLWIDE APPLICATION: Discussion held on why two employees could no longer be paid out of Title. The board wanted to know what the directors are prepared to do to lessen the carryover for next year. Mr. Anderson informed the board that a majority of the budget is due to salaries and benefits. And any carryover it has will be utilized to the salaries and benefits for the next year. Mr. Dauphinais was frustrated with the whole budgeting process. Mr. Robertson motioned to approve the 2007-2008 Consolidated Schoolwide Application. Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Further discussion held. Three in favor. Mr. Dauphinais opposed. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF 2006-2007 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the 2006-2007 Annual Financial Report. Seconded by Mr.

Robertson. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Mr. Robertson motioned to approve out-of- state travel for the school board to attend the NIEA Conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 23-30, 2007. Seconded by Mr. Dauphinais.

Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the resignation of Ms. Ruth Delarios. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Greywater motioned to hire Dean Dauphinais, Jr. as the attendance officer for the 2007-2008 school year. Seconded by Mr. Robertson.

Three in favor. Mr. Dauphinais abstained. Motion carried.

RECOMMENDED REVISIONS FOR THE STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK: Mr. Anderson updated the board regarding any changes in the handbooks such as attendance, bullying and closed campus. Mr. Greywater motioned to tentatively approve the modifications to the Student/Parent Handbook until the next regular school board meeting. Further discussion. Dr.

Longie would like to see the school partner with the community to help attendance by going on the radio. Seconded by Mr. Robertson.

Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Robertson motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT August 28, 2007 A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held August 28, 2007 in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Raymond Cavanaugh, Galen Robertson and Marty Greywater. Derrick Dauphinais was absent. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr.

and Mr. Gary Thune (via speakerphone).

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 10:16 a.m.

VISIT WITH MR. GARY THUNE REGARDING NEGOTIATIONS: Mr. Greywater motioned to enter into executive session per Section 44-04-19.17 of the ND Century Code for the purpose of negotiation strategy. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

The board entered into executive session at 10:16 a.m. Mr. Cavanaugh motioned to exit executive session. Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

The meeting exited executive session at 11:45 a.m.

Mr. Cavanaugh motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

September 4, 2007

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held September 4, 2007 in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Derrick Dauphinais, Galen Robertson and Marty Greywater. Raymond Cavanaugh was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Rick Smith, Charles "Chip" Anderson and Wayne Trottier Jr.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Mr. Robertson motioned to approve the agenda with the addition of the 2007-2008 School Budget. Seconded by Mr.

Greywater. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Cavanaugh entered the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson reviewed the current attendance policy with the board and discussed changes. Mr. Anderson will work on the policy for the next special school board meeting. He also informed the board of miscalculations in the current fall calendar.

He gave the changes to make the calendar correct. Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the amended 2007-2008 fall calendar. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. All in favor. Motion carried.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mr. Cavanaugh motioned to approve the athletic director’s recommendation to hire Mr. Jeff Fuchs as the assistant girls’ basketball coach and Mr. Dean Dauphinais Jr. as the assistant boys’ basketball coach for the 2007-2008 season. Seconded by Mr. Greywater. Discussion held on how Mr. Smith advertises and selects his coaches. All in favor. Motion carried.

BUSINESS MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the accounts payable as presented. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. All in favor. Motion carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

SEPTEMBER 2007

Payroll $152,265.59

Social Security 18,875.78

Medicare 4,414.64

Federal W/Holding 14,586.41

State W/Holding 1,927.00

NDTFFR 17,582.19

BCBSND 26,623.35

Aflac 252.22

NDPERS 3,375.57

Discovery Benefits 41.66

ND State Disburse 729.44

Western State 520.00

Spirit Lake Tribe 250.00

Spirit Lake Housing 312.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

IRS 1,020.73

TOTAL 243,076.58

Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the monthly expenditures as presented. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. All in favor. Motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

SEPTEMBER 2007

Acme Electric $178.22

Alltel 121.01

Anderson, Charles 186.00

Anderson, Charles 32.00

Anderson, Stephanie 204.00

ASCD 79.00

Barnes & Noble 383.96

Belgarde, Erin 182.38

Belgarde, Erin 29.00

Bismarck Holiday Inn

Express 299.85

Bright Pages 231.00

BSN Corp 84.08

BW Doublewood

Inn-Bismarck 50.00

Bye Mo’r Inc 100.90

Caldwell’s Detectors 169.95

Carlson, Eilene 197.18

Cash & Carry Lumber 1,402.08

Comfort Inn-Bismarck 59.00

Country Counseling &

Consulting 1,860.00

CountryInsure USA 1,602.00

Dacotah Paper 75.95

Dell Marketing 2,745.00

Demco, Inc 103.75

Dick Blick Co 32.36

Double Z Broadcasting 225.00

DPI 255.00

Eagle, Nicole 99.13

EEBA 1,000.00

Electro Watchman 805.80

EMC Publishing 2,528.63

Expressway Inn-Fargo 467.55

Fargo Public School 789.80

Follett Educational

Services 1,021.90

Great Lakes Sports 777.66

Greybear, Lorraine 150.00

Guy, Elaine 186.00

Hanson, Deb 1,280.00

HE Everson Co 39.76

Holiday Inn, Minot 69.00

Hooey, Wayne 10.00

Johnson, Sandy 113.72

Kid Safety of America 3,608.09

Kmart 90.83

Krantz’s Greenhouse 50.00

Lake Chevrolet 126.00

Lakeside Dry Cleaners 125.00

Leevers County Market 545.94

Longie, Erich 589.50

Montana Dakota Utilities 25.60

NAFIS 1,350.00

ND Telephone Co 631.27

NDASBM 35.00

NDSBA 3,329.66

Nelson, Liz 201.50

Nelson, Liz 186.00

Nelson, Liz 482.00

Ness, Hayley 186.00

NSBA 775.00

Office & Tech 14,753.57

Parents as Teachers

Natl Ctr 210.00

Paul’s Grocery 432.72

Pearce & Durick 3,758.65

Phoenix Learning Center 437.80

Pitney Bowes 420.00

Pizza Hut 101.97

Popplers Music 405.05

Purpose Power 56.58

Pyramid School Prod 536.34

Ramada Inn-Grand Forks 418.00

Ramkota Hotel-Bismarck 660.00

Robertson, Galen 719.50

Satco 1,2,3 372.10

Software Unlimited 2,050.00

Spirit Lake Marina 1,056.12

Tracy’s Market 174.20

Tribal College Journal 34.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 546.65

Vilie, Linda 680.76

Volk Human Services, LLC 189.00

Wal-Mart 1,244.81

Windtree Enterprises 19.75

Xerox Corp 1,931.07

Xerox Corp 565.12

SUBTOTAL 64,938.77

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Anderson, Ladd $22,327.00

Bull, Lawrence 224.00

Bull, Lawrence 144.00

Bull, Lawrence 600.00

Bull, Lawrence 128.00

Bull, Lawrence 900.00

Bull, Lawrence 80.00

Bull, Lawrence 80.00

Bull, Lawrence 64.00

BW Doublewood Inn-Fargo 186.00

Cavalier High School 60.00

Dakota Screen Arts 128.09

Gerrells of DL 6,412.34

Grafton High School 45.00

Greywater, Sheldon 200.00

Greywater, Sheldon 200.00

Greywater, Sheldon 280.00

Greywater, Sheldon 1,004.53

Greywater, Sheldon 280.00

Greywater, Sheldon 590.90

Kmart 500.00

Larimore High School 60.00

Mertens, Travis 315.00

Miss Hoopster 26.00

NDHSAA 138.30

Select Therapy 79.10

Smith, Rick 400.00

Smith, Rick 195.10

SUBTOTAL 35,647.36

TOTAL 100,586.13

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the minutes of August 9, 17, 23, and 28, 2007 as is. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. Mr. Dauphinais abstained. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: FYI-No action.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier informed the board on the school facilities, travel, the impact of low attendance on finances, bus payment, the cleaning of the school and KABU request.

APPROVAL OF 2007-2008 SCHOOL BUDGET: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the 2007-2008 budget as presented by the business manager.

Seconded by Mr. Robertson. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Greywater motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. All in favor. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 2:29 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

October 4, 2007

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held October 4, 2007 in the conference room at the White Administrative Building. Present were Erich Longie, Raymond Cavanaugh, Galen Robertson, Marty Greywater and Derrick Dauphinais (via speaker phone). Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Rick Smith, Charles "Chip" Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Dean Dauphinais Jr.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Robertson motioned to approve the agenda and consent agenda as is. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

OCTOBER 2007

AAA Travel $6,318.38

Acme Electric 287.59

Aerus LLC-Bismarck 1,439.99

Alltel 197.93

Anderson, Charles 934.50

Anderson, Christina 25.00

Anderson, Stephanie 121.52

Anderson, Stephanie 840.00

Art and Learn 528.48

Atherton, Carrie 25.00

Azure, Lane 50.00

Barnes & Noble 3,003.99

Benson Co Farmers Press 55.00

Bob’s Sewing Center 8.40

Bob’s Sewing Center 310.00

Brown & Saenger 1,505.80

BW Doublewood

Inn-Bismarck 89.99

Cargo Protectors 14.10

Carlson, Eilene 50.00

Carlson, Eilene 133.00

Cavanaugh, Raymond 1,119.50

Central Distributing 82.50

Connecting Point 34,239.84

Country Counseling

& Consulting 3,120.00

Creative Impressions 382.15

Criminal Records Section 141.75

Dauphinais, Derrick 1,119.50

Devils Lake Journal 562.80

Discount Magazine Subs

Service 3,713.69

Eckblad, Alan 1,000.00

Elgin School Supply ACO 130.76

ESPB 250.00

Estenson, Megan 50.00

Follett Educational

Services 118.94

Fulsebakke, Gary 186.00

GF Canad Inn 1,456.00

Goodyear Tire 281.80

Greater GF Symphony 34.00

Greene, Jan 147.38

Greywater, Marty 1,119.50

Haan Crafts 141.67

Hanson, Curt 25.00

Hanson, Curt 607.49

Harrington, Denise 50.00

HE Everson Co 3.64

Heart of America Medical

Center 386.58

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Beach 13,260.54

Holt, Rinehart, Winston 5,990.44

Home of Economy 29.85

Hooey, Wayne 496.21

Kelly Inn-Bismarck 60.00

Kmart 1,088.36

Lake Agassiz Sp Ed

Co-op 3,463.04

Leevers County Market 393.39

Leevers County Market 150.00

Lego Education 286.20

Longie, Erich 1,119.50

Longie, Erich 223.50

Luis Cafe 56.00

MedCo 696.47

Montana Dakota Utilities 50.00

ND Science Olympiad 130.00

ND State Tax

Commissioner 3,631.00

ND Telephone Co 390.62

Nelson, Gordon 71.23

Nelson, Liz 388.32

Ness, Hayley 50.00

Northeast Education

Services 2,500.00

Office & Tech 947.63

Parnell, David 2,500.00

Pearson Education 77.16

Postmaster 176.00

Pyramid School Prod 72.00

Red Tomahawk, Waylon 150.00

Robertson, Galen 1,025.00

Scholastic, Inc 143.06

Somerville-Dion, Janet 22.19

Spirit Lake Marina 50.00

Spirit Lake Sioux

Tribal Ed Brd 1,968.12

Thompson, Sheila 150.00

Trottier Jr., Wayne Jr. 30.97

US Food Service 122.23

Volk Human Services,

LLC 1,543.50

Wal-Mart 117.84

White Thunder Music 400.00

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 2,623.49

Xerox Corp 3,911.41

Xerox Corp 410.31

SUBTOTAL 117,374.74

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Bull, Lawrence $1,095.00

Bull, Lawrence 72.00

Bull, Lawrence 96.00

Bull, Lawrence 434.00

Bull, Lawrence 600.00

Bull, Lawrence 847.50

Devils Lake High School 150.00

Gerrells of DL 538.50

Greywater, Sheldon 590.90

Greywater, Sheldon 280.00

Greywater, Sheldon 413.67

Griggs Co High School 50.00

Ramkota Hotel-Bismarck 237.00

Select Therapy 233.65

Smith, Rick 162.00

Thompson’s Glass & Paint 65.42

SUBTOTAL 5,865.64

TOTAL 123,240.38

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

OCTOBER 2007

Payroll $243,580.62

Social Security 30,192.38

Medicare 7,061.46

Federal W/Holding 21,746.06

State W/Holding 2,854.00

NDTFFR 28,445.98

BCBSND 29,240.40

Aflac 230.36

NDPERS 5,011.97

Discovery Benefits 41.66

ND State Disburse 1,157.05

Western State 520.00

Spirit Lake Tribe 220.00

Spirit Lake Housing 362.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

IRS 187.80

TOTAL 371,151.74

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson updated the board regarding homecoming week, tailgate party, MAPS assessment testing, Mayville State University visit, intruder drill and English class newspaper.

Mr. Anderson and Mr. Dean Dauphinais discussed the proposed attendance plan. Mr. Robertson motioned to follow administration’s recommendation on the attendance plan. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Greywater motioned to approve out-of-state travel for Mr.

Anderson to attend the National Indian Education Association Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 23-31, 2007. Seconded by Dr. Longie. All in favor. Motion carried.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mr. Smith dispersed a handout to the board regarding a coaches code of ethics. Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the coaches code of ethics recommended by Mr. Smith. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. Further discussion regarding coaches violating the code of ethics. Dr. Trottier stated it will be up to Mr. Smith to investigate the facts and to deal with the coach. All in favor.

Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the minutes of September 4, 2007. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. All in favor. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Discussion was held regarding the two applicants’

credentials. Mr. Robertson motioned to follow Dr. Trottier’s recommendation of hiring Mr. Charles Anderson as the principal. Four in favor. Mr. Dauphinais opposed. Motion carried.

Discussion held on cheerleading advisor. Dr. Trottier will have Mr.

Smith report at the next board meeting.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier informed the board on the school facilities, principal’s position, negotiations and the 2007 NAFIS Conference.

Mr. Greywater motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Robertson. All in favor. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

October 10, 2007

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held October 10, 2007 in the conference room at the White Administrative Building. Present were Erich Longie, Raymond Cavanaugh, Galen Robertson and Marty Greywater. Derrick Dauphinais was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson and Wayne Trottier Jr.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:07 p.m.

APPROVAL OF 2007-2008 NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT: Discussion held on the changes and revisions done by Mr. Thune. Mr. Cavanaugh motioned to approve the 2007-2008 master contract. Seconded by Mr. Greywater.

Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Greywater motioned to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. Four in favor. One absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 12:32 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

December 10, 2007

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on December 10, 2007. Present were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert,Greg Thomas,Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy. Absent were Karen Peterson and Patricia Anderson.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the November 13 meeting as read.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the bills as presented.

Jones Brothers $180.64

The Home Shop 208.00

Bremer Insurance 886.63

Precision Roller 139.90

Otter Tail Power Co 342.78

Bremer Bank 150.00

Anne Blake 127.50

Sara Hazle 127.50

Cindy Jelle-Ray 141.30

Damian Kennedy 141.00

Renae Kennedy 144.88

Rosa Deschamp 50.00

Jean Wallace 46.18

Cindy Knowlen 184.70

Postmaster 5.73

ND Telephone Co 106.48

Toshiba 76.61

JD Schmid 25.00

Foss Trucking 856.80

County Counseling 43.68

EduTech 245.00

Betty Rushfeldt 67.68

Wal-Mart 12.72

Center Coal 474.10

Staples 25.97

Benson Co Farmers Press 49.28

Corey Ploium 25.00

Jeremy Ploium 50.00

Elvis Thumb Jr. 25.00

Kenneth Ploium 9.00

Paul Stensland 21.49

Stringer Business 139.54

Stein’s 76.09

E. Central 10,388.75

Farmers Union Oil Co 1,814.16

School Outfitters 89.90

Mark’s Diesel 407.75

Anthony Kennedy will be Santa and the board agreed to pay him.

Paula Deckert will play piano for concert and the board agreed to pay her by the hour.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay $500 toward the new county radio tower.

The board reviewed the health inspection report.

Renae Kennedy presented the year-to-date financials.

The next board meeting will be January 14 at 5:30 p.m.

A motion was made,seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

January 4, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners present were Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Michael N. Steffan, Lowell Haagenson and Jason Lee.

Also present was Richard Peterson, Benson County Farmers Press. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hvinden.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board and presented e-mails from the director of state radio regarding fees for state radio and MTD use. He stated a mock vehicle crash is being scheduled for either April or May 2008. He presented bids for a new 2008 pickup and a 2008 Expedition to be used by the sheriff’s department. The bids were $25,962.00 for the Expedition and $27,246.00 for the pickup. The board requested the sheriff get additional estimates and see if a trade-in option is available.

Gene Hager, highway superintendent, met with the board and presented a year-end profit/loss report for the highway department. He gave the board notice of a conference in Minot for county road superintendents and county commissioners. He notified the board of his intention to retire in the next year to year and a half.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 18, 2007. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to approve an annual beer license for the Crossroads Service Station. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to have the chairman sign a county deed for the sale of Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Block 83, Original, Minnewaukan City. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The election of a chairman and vice chairman for the year 2008 was held. Nominations were received that Michael N. Steffan be elected chairman and Dwain Brown be elected vice chairman. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Michael N. Steffan as chairman and Dwain Brown as vice chairman. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Steffan presided over the remainder of the meeting.

Ellen Huffman met with the board and presented an Application for Abatement and Settlement of Taxes on Parcel #13-0000-03015-000. She informed the board the McClellan Township Board of Supervisors rejected the abatement. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to table a decision on this issue until an opinion from the state’s attorney is obtained.

The board reviewed a memo from the North Central Planning Council dated Dec. 21, 2007 regarding the Community Development Block Grant for 2008.

James P. Wang, state’s attorney, arrived at the meeting at 10:10 a.m.

The issue of the Application for Abatement and Settlement of Taxes was revisited by the board. State’s Attorney Wang left the meeting to get a copy of the easement on file on the property.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND Dept. of Health dated Dec.

28, 2007 regarding CC Recycling.

State’s Attorney Wang presented a copy of the easement filed on Parcel #13-0000-03015-000 to the board. He stated the easement prohibits grazing, haying, mowing, etc. on the property, however, a request may be submitted to the US Dept. of Agriculture by the owner requesting that this type of activity be allowed. A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to deny the application for abatement as the owner has not exhausted all avenues for the property to be used for agricultural purposes. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The board stated that it will reconsider this issue to possibly reclassify the property as commercial after all avenues have been exhausted to use the property for agricultural purposes.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to accept the following Pledge of Depositories and Pledge of Securities:

PLEDGE OF DEPOSITORIES

As of December 31, 2007 all monies of Benson County are deposited in the following banking institutions: Bremer Bank – Minnewaukan; United Community Bank of ND – Leeds; and North Star Community Credit Union – Maddock.

PLEDGE OF SECURITIES

BREMER BANK

MINNEWAUKAN

Total Certificates of

Deposit $42,478.04

Total Money Market 518,816.25

Total Checking Account

12/31/07 817,133.56

Total Payroll Account

12/31/07 3,050.43

Total 1,381,478.28

Pledge of Securities –

par value 13,202,664.16

UNITED COMMUNITY BANK OF ND

LEEDS

Total Certificates of

Deposit $209,241.67

Pledge of Securities 22,509,318.92

NORTH STAR COMMUNITY

CREDIT UNION

MADDOCK

Total Certificates of

Deposit $101,742.47

Insured by NCUA 100,000.00

Pledge of Securities 100,000.00

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Steffan discussed a meeting held regarding the formation of a tri-county social service system. Haagenson informed the board that one of the members of the Benson County Social Service Board contacted him and requested the two board members that are not on the county commission be included in the decision of whether or not Benson County participates in the system. The board discussed the pros and cons of participating. The board concluded it will contact the other social service board members to get their input on the tri-county social service issue.

The board discussed the issue of not participating in the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board for the 2008 year. Brian Maddock, John Beckstrand and Ken Hoffert, Benson County Water Board, and Jean Olson, secretary for the water board, met with the board to discuss the issue of ownership of Bouret Dam. Hoffert stated the State of North Dakota currently owns the dam but wants the county to take over ownership. Peterson commented that several years ago, the State of North Dakota informed him that Benson County owns the dam.

Maddock stated he has legal documents showing the state owns the dam and the state will most likely remove the dam if Benson County doesn’t want ownership. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, for Benson County to not take ownership of Bouret Dam. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. Jean Olson presented the board with a list of services which Benson County will not have access to for not being a member of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board. State’s Attorney Wang will write a letter to the State of North Dakota stating Benson County does not want ownership of Bouret Dam.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Distribution to Entities $11,759.81

Distribution to Entities 800.48

Social Welfare 6,832.97

Crossroads 211.83

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 147.58

Garrison Diversion Dist 56.63

Gloria Kleven 103.50

Herm’s Repair 639.46

Hoiberg’s 68.98

Information

Technology Dept 436.65

Linda C. Fish 45.00

Maddock Mini Mart 121.31

ND State Treasurer 3,759.73

Otter Tail Power Co 1,301.79

Daryl Biby 74.31

Lyndon Olson 95.91

Tim Finley 88.71

Wanda Teigen 166.74

Social Welfare 300.00

Bonnie Erickson 81.00

Chad’s Amoco 444.77

Clute’s Office Equipment 94.74

Dean Petska 50.00

Hewlett-Packard Co 699.00

Hoiberg’s 131.85

Hy Z Wireless 1,272.79

James Wang 580.00

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 7.58

Lyle Dodds 5.56

Nationwide

Retirement Services 20.00

ND Assn of Counties 20,380.78

NDSU Extension Service 80.00

Universal Services 88.00

Wanda Teigen 450.00

Alltel 75.96

B & H Oil 10,691.77

Butler Machine 2,273.07

Esmond City 25.05

David Hoffert 20.00

Emergency

Medical Products 2,157.66

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 4,380.20

Farmers Union Oil-York 1,166.53

Jo Dahlen 182.41

Jones Brothers 96.95

Lyle Signs 1,507.50

Mayo Construction 1,170.00

ND Telephone Co 191.79

Otter Tail Power Co 214.62

Praxair Distribution, Inc 9.01

Rieger Service 2,020.57

TSC Store, Inc 23.94

Stuart Johnson 2,800.00

Benson Co Treasurer 3,454.77

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 605.00

Aflac 767.62

Ag Resources 38.00

Balco Uniform Co, Inc 1,614.00

Benson Co Treasurer 180.00

Bonnie Erickson 74.64

Minnewaukan City 99.95

Colonial 101.50

Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30

Ellen Huffman 50.40

Farm Plan 41.27

Hoiberg’s 45.50

Hy Z Wireless 75.33

Jones Brothers 153.00

Social Welfare 605.84

Martel Electronics 299.00

Mollers, Inc 13,955.45

NDACo Resources Group 249.25

ND Newspaper Assn 154.50

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,149.56

ND Telephone Co 679.21

North Star Community

Credit Union 582.02

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 724.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 547.82

Protective Life Ins Co 375.89

Sports Awards 66.90

State Fire & Tornado 3,377.20

Surety Title 56.00

Social Welfare 5,678.39

Acme Electric 2,249.99

B & H Oil 1,103.23

Bryan Britsch 2,710.50

Butler Machine 1,953.58

Maddock City 73.40

Minnewaukan City 39.50

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 1,664.82

GCR Tire Center 22,138.67

Home of Economy 68.51

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

Hasse Plumbing 20.00

Jarvis Hegland 4,425.00

Jerry Leier 3,252.00

Mac’s, Inc 98.76

Nodak Electric Co-op 37.14

Northern Plains Elec Co-op 68.00

Office Depot 115.98

Otter Tail Power Co 75.33

Praxair Distribution, Inc 8.80

Warwick School Dist 29 14,354.82

TSC Store, Inc 799.66

Wal-Mart 39.74

Wanda Teigen 337.56

Hewlett-Packard Co 178.00

Gus’s Auto Parts 6.94

Alltel 183.92

BCBS of ND 3,410.76

Benson County Hwy Dept 194.04

Benson County

Transportation 800.00

Michael Steffan 89.00

Curtis Hvinden 89.00

Jason Lee 63.80

Dwain Brown 85.40

Lowell Haagenson 74.60

Conseco Health Ins Co 108.30

Crossroads 52.71

Computer Software Assn 1,800.00

Frith & Steffan 97.50

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 47.70

Gaffaney’s of Minot 75.50

Home of Economy 31.97

Jenny Steinhaus 155.25

Matthew Bender & Co, Inc 152.55

LR Law Enforcement

Center 15,537.02

Mac’s, Inc 119.80

Maximus, Inc 11,783.48

Maddock Mini Mart 398.00

NDPERS 21,293.36

ND State Radio

Communications 210.00

NDSU Dept Plant Science 35.00

Pitney Bowes 525.00

Prairie Public Broadcasting 150.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 8.15

Ramsey Co – NDSU Ext 97.75

Scott Knoke 128.40

DECEMBER 2007 NET PAYROLL

County Agent $ 970.81

Emergency Disaster 935.04

VSO 903.54

County Road 24,226.78

Social Services 24,859.44

County General 32,744.69

The board reviewed and approved the bills for the Benson County Transportation Program.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign the Technical Support Services Agreement for 2008 with the North Dakota Association of Counties. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a memo from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center dated Dec. 20, 2007 regarding the Lake Region Law Enforcement and Lake Region E-911 Authority budgets for the year 2008.

The board also reviewed a letter from Michael J. Ryan, US Dept. of Interior, dated Dec. 21, 2007 regarding distribution of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project.

Information was presented to update the board on the Upper Basin Water Utilization Test Project through the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District. Notice of the Jan. 9, 2008 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board was also presented.

A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

January 8, 2008

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

2008 at 7 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. Absent was Alderman Rodney Maddock. Employee Frank Mosser was present.

Allan made a motion, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the December minutes as typed. The motion carried.

Bills were audited. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Knatterud, to pay all bills. The motion carried. They are as follows:

Employees’ wages $4,457.30

Ramsey National Bank 1,300.56

Internal Revenue Service 5.96

Waste Management of ND 3,814.25

Benson Co Treasurers

Office 2,410.86

Border States Electric

Supply Corp 190.32

Midwest Elec

Consumer Assn 163.00

Northern Plains Elec

Co-op 28,564.33

BlueCross BlueShield 1,615.70

Hawkins Chemical, Inc 36.90

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

ND Health Laboratory 16.00

ND Water Users Assn 100.00

Maddock Mini Mart 815.85

Gus’s Auto Parts 498.92

Farmers Union Oil Co 357.90

ND Library Assn 35.00

Frank L. Mosser 188.40

Jean A. Mosser 58.27

Priscilla Backstrom 12.50

Missouri River

Energy Services 1,500.00

Visa 212.80

ND One Call, Inc 6.20

Maddock Cafe & Lanes 291.64

Clute Office Equipment, Inc 7.62

Ag Resources 42.28

Western Area Power

Administration 4,765.79

Red River Valley & West RR 270.00

Harlow Seed 104.00

ND Surplus Property 107.25

ND Pollution & Control

Conference 10.00

Lake Lumber 16.35

Butler Machinery Co 353.62

LexisNexis Matthew Bender 47.85

Galls, Inc 187.95

The Cottage 57.50

Nethertz.com, Inc 190.00

Home of Economy, Inc 149.99

Rieger Service 54.35

MEI Engineering, Inc 537.80

Hy Z Wireless, Inc 98.88

Tracy’s Market 6.94

Johnson’s Plumbing

Service 209.50

Ramsey National Bank 1,040.00

State Tax Commissioner 360.43

Northern Plains Electric, Inc 500.00

Benson Co Sheriff’s Office 190.00

ND Telephone Co 316.05

Maddock EDC 1,338.79

A retirement open house will be held for Jean Mosser February 1 at 5 p.m. at the community center. A supper will follow at 5:30 p.m. A motion was made by Hoffert, seconded by Allan, to have the city furnish the meal. The motion carried.

Ned Mitzel was present and informed the council that Homeland Security has approved the city to purchase a digital camera, printer and fingerprint kit.

A public meeting to discuss the status of the Johnson Clinic has been set for January 20 at 7 p.m. at the community center. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Hoffert, to provide refreshments for the meeting. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, to donate $190.00 to the Benson County Sheriff’s Department for drug education and child safety.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Allan, to eliminate the Alderwoman and Alderman titles in the minutes and use last names only. The motion carried.

Hoffert made a motion to waive Lyle Miller’s utility bill due to a fire that destroyed his home in December. The foregoing motion died for lack of a second.

Lowell Stave, a Northern Plains representative, spoke to the group about electric heat, dual heat and controller updates.

Greg Maddock and Lu Mathison were present to represent the Multi-Purpose Building with questions about a sales tax issue on the building.

The next meeting will be February 4, 2008 at 7 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.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

December 3, 2007

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held December 3, 2007. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Eloise Ploium, Pete Hager and Doug Schmid and City Auditor Jessi Knatterud. Also attending was Karen Peterson.

Minutes from the November meeting were read. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Schmid and seconded by Hager. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion to accept all bills was made by Ploium and seconded by Hager. The motion carried to accept all bills except one to Hawkins, Inc. There is a question on freight charges. Bills are as follows:

Otter Tail Power Co $568.17

ND Telephone Co 62.12

Waste Management 993.48

Public Health Lab 32.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 44.16

James Nelson 40.54

Corey Ploium 184.70

Jessica Knatterud 369.40

Hawkins, Inc 183.25

Accounts receivable as of November 30, 2007 were $8,181.69.

Item for discussion was questions to Traynor Law Firm about the completion to an amendment to the city’s sewer ordinance.

James Nelson is going to contact Double M Sanitation of Fessenden for quotes, and also contact Peggy Cavanaugh of Fort Totten and try to set up a meeting to discuss an alternative for garbage disposal.

A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Ploium, to approve a beer and liquor license for the Oberon Bar. The motion carried unanimously.

The next meeting will be January 14, 2008.

The meeting was adjourned.

Jessi Knatterud

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

December 20, 2007

A special meeting of the Oberon City Council was held December 20, 2007. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Eloise Ploium, Pete Hager and Dale Stenberg and City Auditor Jessi Knatterud.

Agenda: Ordering and installing a new second sewer lift pump. A grant to help pay for the pump was applied for through North Central Planning. Ploium made a motion, seconded by Stenberg, to approve ordering a new pump. The motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned.

Jessi Knatterud

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor

 


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