2/13/2008 – Public Notices


 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

NORTH CENTRAL

PLANNING COUNCIL

A second public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the City Hall, Maddock, North Dakota.

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

1) To discuss the use of CDBG funds by the City of Maddock in the Sewer Line Replacement. (The use of funds did not change from the application).

2) To inform the public about the North Dakota Community Development Block Grant and to gain public input into the program.

3) To gather comments about the

project. Comments will be accepted until February 19, 2008 at North Central Planning Council, PO Box 651, Devils Lake, ND 58301.

If special accommodations are needed, please notify us ahead of time at 701-662-8131 so that appropriate aids can be made available.

(Publish February 13, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

January 14, 2008

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held January 14, 2008. Members present were Eloise Ploium, Doug Schmid, Pete Hager and Jessi Knatterud, auditor. Ploium conducted the meeting in the absence of Mayor James Nelson.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read.

Schmid made a motion, seconded by Hager, to accept the minutes. The motion carried.

Hager made a motion to accept the bills, including a previous bill from Hawkins, Inc.

Schmid seconded. The motion carried.

Otter Tail Power Co $652.16

ND Telephone Co 66.93

Waste Management 999.68

ND Public Health Lab 16.00

Corey Ploium 184.70

Jessi Knatterud 369.40

ND Sewage Pump Lift

Station 1,668.80

Accounts receivable for January were $5,302.33.

Discussion was held on the city waiting for grant approval from North Central Planning to help pay for the new sewer pump that was ordered. A survey of households was conducted and will be sent to North Central Planning for review. Also discussed was paying the bill for the sewer lift pump that needed to be replaced in December 2007.

Corey Ploium is to be contacted about checking a few meters that don’t seem to be working properly.

The next meeting is to be held at 7 p.m. on February 4, 2008.

Hager made a motion, seconded by Schmid, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.

Jessi Knatterud

Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

January 7, 2008

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held January 7, 2008 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.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read.

Jacobson made a motion to approve the minutes.

Walter seconded. The motion carried.

Bills were presented.

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $230.87

Otter Tail Power Co 153.56

Waste Management 818.49

North Dakota Dept of Health 16.00

Hawkins 340.86

United Laboratories 525.80

Internal Revenue Service 114.75

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co $152.27

Sandra Barber 190.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 24.96

Internal Revenue Service 237.36

Hoiberg’s 5.75

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

The next regular meeting will be held February 4, 2008.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

February 13, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Additions to and approval of agenda

III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak IV. Reading and approval of the minutes V. Presentation of bills VI. Reports. A. General Fund and Special Fund; B.

Hot lunch; C. Capital projects

VII. Old business. A. State bid process; B. Audit report (if received by meeting time); C. Negotiations.

VIII. New business. A. Request about closed road; B. Five year plan.

IX. Principals’ reports

X. Next meeting date and time

XI. Adjournment

(Publish Feb. 13, 2008)

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT January 9, 2008 A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held January 9, 2008 in the library at the Four Winds Community School. Present were Erich Longie, Raymond Cavanaugh, Galen Robertson, Marty Greywater and Derrick Dauphinais. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Charles "Chip" Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Shirley Stensland, Megan Estenson, Shelly Luger, Janet Somerville-Dion, Devonne Robertson, Delphine Cavanaugh, Lorna Pacheco, Catherine Howard, Yvonne Shipley, Clarise Brownshield, Eunice Whiteman, Stacy Makes Good, Liz Nelson, Rick Smith, Dean Dauphinais Sr., Ronnie Ironshield, Sunny Ironshield, Viola Delorme, Sheila Thompson, Andrea Ironshield, Roger Ironshield and Dan Cavanaugh.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Discussion was held on moving well wishing for Raymond Cavanaugh to a. and public input policy to b. under New Business. Mr. Greywater moved to approve the agenda with the changes, seconded by Mr.

Robertson. All were in favor. The motion carried.

Mr. Greywater moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh. All were in favor. The motion carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

JANUARY 2008

Payroll $173,509.97

Sccial Security 20,559.48

Medicare 4,808.46

Federal W/Holding 15,366.19

State W/Holding 2,010.00

NDTFFR 20,343.26

Aflac 316.46

BCBSND 28,954.30

Discovery Benefits 842.50

IRS 93.50

ND State Disburse 426.95

NDPERS 3,269.20

Spirit Lake Court 50.00

Spirit Lake Housing 181.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

TOTAL 271,031.27

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

JANUARY 2008

Alberts, Zach 50.00

Alltel 202.44

Anderson, Stephanie 89.10

Anderson, Stephanie 63.12

Atherton, Carrie 37.50

Auto Owners Insurance 4,151.06

Belgarde, Erin 418.50

Berhow, Suzanne 27.13

Brown, Celeste 40.00

Bull, Lawrence 37.50

Bull, Scott 50.00

Carlson, Eilene 193.50

Center, Nakita 50.00

Christianson, Melody 40.00

Coits, Sharon 413.00

Country Counseling &

Consulting 2,280.00

Culmer, Thomas 7,500.00

Dauphinais, Dean Jr 327.25

Dubois, Dakota 50.00

Estenson, Megan 186.00

Gallagher, Lorelei 62.50

Gallagher, Lorelei 50.40

Greene, Jan 198.50

Greywater, Sheldon 150.00

Hale, Jessica 75.00

Heart of America Medical

Center 2,629.00

Hinton, Lilly 25.00

Hooey, Wayne 82.90

Information Technology

Dept 132.44

Jetty, Nicholas 50.00

Knutson, Wambli 50.00

Lamotte’s Paint & Glass 1,499.00

LBE & Associates 350.00

Leftbear, Geoffrey 50.00

Longie, Erich 265.00

Longie, Erich 235.50

Lovejoy, Charles 50.00

Lovejoy, Joseph 50.00

Luis Cafe 45.00

Magic City CEC 170.00

Marketplace Motors 808.97

Meds-PDN 561.00

Minot Daily News 111.76

ND Counseling Assn 75.00

ND Tax Commissioner 6,850.00

ND Telephone Co 1,305.77

NDCEL 643.00

NDSBA 725.00

Nelson, Liz 418.50

Ness, Hayley 186.00

Office & Technology 680.25

Office of the State Auditor 165.00

Paul’s Grocery 162.36

Pitney Bowes 420.00

Purchase Power 49.87

Robertson, Galen 20.00

Robertson, Galen 235.50

Schoolmasters 342.30

SLND 2,000.00

Southern Regional

Educational 29,170.50

Tate Topa Tribal School 58,896.86

Thompson, Sheila 150.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr 69.89

UND Office of Conference

Services 199.00

Wal-Mart 515.04

Wells Fargo Educational

Financial 2,000.00

White, Cassandra 50.00

Wonder Lanes 144.00

Xerox Corp 75.74

Xerox Corp 1,303.40

Xpress Loan Servicing 2,000.00

Yankton, Valerie 37.50

Youth Interagency

Committee 200.00

SUBTOTAL 132,998.55

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Alberts, Lawrence 300.00

Alberts, Lawrence 300.00

Anderson, Charles 160.00

Anderson, Charles 320.00

Anderson, Charles 160.00

Anderson, Charles 200.00

Anderson, Charles 207.00

Anderson, Charles 200.00

Berg, Eric 100.00

Boyeff, Tim 85.00

Boyeff, Tim 100.00

Class B Basketball 164.00

Dauphinais, Dean Jr 320.00

Dauphinais, Dean Jr 160.00

Fuchs, Jeff 216.00

Hooey, Wayne 120.00

Klier, Dean 148.00

Larson, Caudette 142.50

Mertens, Danny 85.00

Mertens, Danny 85.00

Mertens, Danny 85.00

Mertens, Pat 50.00

Mertens, Roger 85.00

Mertens, Roger 85.00

Moser, Dale 100.00

Palmer, Chad 85.00

Privatsky, Scott 57.00

Smith, Rick 280.00

Smith, Rick 600.00

Smith, Rick 120.00

Smith, Rick 280.00

Smith, Rick 560.00

Smith, Rick 280.00

Smith, Rick 280.00

Smith, Rick 120.00

Soltis Sportswear 890.00

Soper, Mark 85.00

State Girls’ BB Tourney 246.00

Stotts, Jeff 85.00

Stotts, Jeff 100.00

Swiontek, Steve 100.00

Training Room, Inc 49.80

Yankton, Doug 300.00

Yankton, Doug 300.00

Yankton, Justin 85.00

SUBTOTAL 8,880.30

TOTAL 141,878.85

WELL WISHING TO RAYMOND CAVANAUGH: A well wishing ceremony was given to board member Mr. Cavanaugh for his bravery.

NEW PUBLIC INPUT POLICY: Dr. Longie distributed a public input policy guide to the board and public. Mr. Greywater moved to approve the new public input policy, seconded by Mr. Robertson.

All were in favor. The motion carried.

LIZ NELSON’S REPORT: Mr. Robertson moved to approve out-of- state travel for Sharon Coits to attend the Accelerated Reading Program Conference in Orlando, Fla. February 1-6, 2008, seconded by Mr. Greywater. All were in favor. The motion carried.

Mrs. Nelson informed the board of the next step of the E-rate grant process. Mr. Robertson moved to approve the submittal of the 470 Form for the E-rate Grant, seconded by Mr. Greywater. All were in favor. The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding the daycare and Evenstart. The daycare is currently operating without a license due to paperwork not being filed with the Spirit Lake jobs program. The board suggested that Liz check out the liability of the school to operate the daycare without a license.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mr. Cavanaugh moved to approve the minutes of December 5, 2007 as is, seconded by Mr. Greywater. All were in favor. The motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson updated the board about the steering committee, UND college visits, ASVAB tests and visit, Upward Bound visit and parent-teacher conferences.

Mr. Cavanaugh moved to approve out-of-state travel for Dean Dauphinais Jr. to attend the Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension and Dropping Out of School in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

January 31-February 1, 2008, seconded by Mr.

Greywater. Four were in favor. Mr. Dauphinais abstained. The motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mr. Grey-water moved to approve the personnel report as is, seconded by Mr.

Cavanaugh. All were in favor. The motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Mr. Robertson moved to approve the board members attending the NDSBA negotiation seminar held in Bismarck, ND February 7-9, 2008, seconded by Mr. Greywater. All were in favor. The motion carried.

Dr. Trottier updated the board on his

out-of-state travel to Virginia and the extra-curricular charter bus issue. He stated that the Spirit Lake Tribe, Spirit Lake Casino and Sioux Manufacturing are each donating money for the charter bus. Mr. Greywater moved to approve a contribution to the purchase of a charter bus, seconded by Mr. Robertson. All were in favor. The motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S EVALUATION: Mr. Dauphinais and Dr. Longie did not complete their evaluation so the Business Manager, Stephanie Anderson, will e-mail the evaluation and they can bring it to the next meeting.

PUBLIC INPUT: Several of the public got up to voice their opinion on the new public input policy. They didn’t feel it was right to limit them to five minutes of speaking. Discussion was held on a letter given from the board president to a board member.

The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 15, 2008

A special meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held January 15, 2008 at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Galen Robertson, Marty Greywater and Raymond Cavanaugh. Derrick Dauphin-ais was absent. Others presnt were Wayne Trottier Jr., Stephanie Anderson, Charles Anderson, Sonta Dauphinais, Clarice Brownshield, Dean Dauphinais Sr., Rick Smith, Yvonne Shipley and Lorna Pacheco.

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

DRUG/ALCOHOL PREVENTION PLANNING: Discussion was held on the current drug policy. Mr. Robertson wants to know what the school is doing with the students who are failing and if everybody in extracurricular activities is tested, not just athletes. Mr. Anderson said nothing is being done with those students who test positive that he is aware of but he hasn’t had anyone flunk a test while he has been the principal. Dr. Longie stated that the school should be concentrating on education not treatment. Mr. Anderson stated not everyone is tested. Mr. Robertson asked why not.

Mr. Anderson suggested they ask the athletic director. Dr. Trottier asked whether the board’s intention was to "do away with it or correct it?"

The board asked to talk to Mr. Smith, the athletic director.

Mr. Smith explained the origination of the drug testing policy. Mr. Robertson asked Mr. Smith if he believes the current drug testing policy is hurting or helping the students. Mr. Smith said he doesn’t know. Mr. Robertson feels that the school is spending a lot of money trying to catch our students doing something bad when we should be spending it on something good.

Discussion was held on three issues: 1. The current drug testing policy. 2. What do we do with students after a positive drug test? 3. The long term solution. Dr. Longie suggested looking at the current policy and adding to it and if there are resources in the community that could add to this policy. Mr. Robertson suggested suspending the policy until the holes are filled.

Dr. Longie suggested that Mr. Smith, Dr.

Trottier, and Mr. Anderson meet regarding this policy and report their recommendations to the board Mr. Robertson and Mr. Cavanaugh suggested that the board suspend the current drug testing policy until the changes have been made then implement it later in the year. Dr. Longie and Mr.

Greywater suggest continuing the current drug testing policy until it is updated with a short-term and long-term plan. The board asked the visitors what they thought. The visitors suggested keeping the drug testing policy.

Mr. Robertson moved to have the three

administrators meet and collab-orate on the drug testing policy and to come to the board with recommendations, seconded by Mr. Greywater. Four were in favor and one was absent. The motion carried.

Mr. Cavanaugh moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr.

Greywater. Four were in favor and one was absent. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 5:32 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


 

MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 25, 2008

A special meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held January 25, 2008 at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Galen Robertson and Marty Greywater.

Derrick Dauphinais and Raymond Cavanaugh were absent. Others present were Wayne Trottier Jr., Jan Greene, Liz Nelson, Sonta Dauphinais, Andrea Ironshield and Delphine Cavanaugh.

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

21st CENTURY FOR 2008: Dr. Trottier updated the board on the upcoming year for 21st Century. Mrs.

Nelson and Mrs. Greene presented additional information. Discussion was held on options.

Mr. Greywater motioned to enter two separate 21st Century applications, one directly from the Fort Totten Public School District #30 and the other jointly with the REA/NESC. Seconded by Mr.

Robertson. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

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

The meeting adjourned at 12:27 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Superintendent of the Fort Totten Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior has made a final agency determination that the United States will acquire the following 6 tracts:

(1) Legal Land Description: SE? of Section 26; NW?; W?SW?; N?NE? of Section 27; SW? of Section 28; and S?SE? of Section 29; all in Township151N., Range 63W., 5th Principal Meridian, Benson County, State of North Dakota, containing 700.48 acres, more or less, and the

(2) Legal Land Description: S?NW? and the N?SW? of Section 25, Township 151N., Range 63W., 5th Principal Meridian, Benson County, State of North Dakota, containing 160.00 acres, more or less, and the

(3) Legal Land Description: E?SW?, SE?NW? and Lot

1 of Section 32, Township 151N., Range 62W., 5th Principal Meridian, Benson County, State of North Dakota, containing 146.58 acres, more or less, and the

(4) Legal Land Description: SW?SE? of Section 32, Township 151N., Range 62W., 5th Principal Meridian, Benson County, State of North Dakota; NW?SW?, SW?NW?, Lots 2, 3, 4 of Section 5; S?NE?, N?SE?, Lots 1 and 2 of Section 6; S? of Section 8; N? of Section 9; SE?, S?NE? of Section 10; N?NW?, N?SW?, SW?NW? of Section 11, Township 150N., Range 62W., and the SE?SE? of Section 12, Township 150N., Range 63W., 5th Principal Meridian, Eddy County, State of North Dakota, containing 1,570.53 acres more or less, and the

(5) Legal Land Description: W?SW?, SE?SW? of Section 18; NW? of Section 19; SW? and N?SE? of Section 21; N?NW? of Section 22 all in Township 151N., Range 66W., 5th Principal Meridian, Benson County, State of North Dakota, containing 598.90 acres more or less, and the

(6) Legal Land Description: Township One Hundred Fifty One, Range Sixty Three, Benson County, North Dakota, Section Twenty: Southeast Quarter, less parts deeded described as follows: Beginning at a point, said point being located at the SW corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section 20, thence northerly along the west line of said Southeast Quarter distance of 333.46 feet, more or less to the northerly right of way line of the Burlington Northern Railroad Company, (formerly the Great Northern Railway Company); thence southeasterly along said northerly right of way a distance of 412.22 feet, more or less, to the south line of said Section Twenty; thence westerly along the south line of said Section Twenty a distance of 252.21 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, and less a strip of land 2 rods wide beginning at the NW corner of the Southeast Quarter running south along the west side of the Southeast Quarter to the Great Northern Right of Way, thence parallel with the Great Northern Right of Way to Section Line between Sections Twenty and Twenty Nine, and less a parcel of land beginning at a point 275 feet south of the NW corner of the Southeast Quarter, said point being located on the west line of said quarter, and running thence east at right angles

291 feet, thence south at right angles 150 feet, thence west at right angles 291 feet to the quarter section line, thence north on line 150 feet to the place of beginning containing 157.00 acres, more or less, all of which are located within an approved land consolidation area on the Spirit Lake Reservation in the name of the United States for the benefit of the Spirit Lake Tribe.

Title to the land acquired is being taken in trust for the tribe pursuant to Public Law 97-459, 96 Stat. 2515 (January 12, 1983). The United States shall acquire title no sooner than thirty days after this notice is published.

This notice is published in accordance with Title

25 Code of Federal Regulations section 151.12(b) (1997). Published Feb. 13, 2008.


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

January 15, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, Michael N. Steffan and Dwain Brown. Also present was Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 4, 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated January 11, 2008 regarding Project numbers SNH-3-002(097)236, PCN 16809 and NH-3-002(099)250, PCN 16381.

The board also reviewed a letter from the Dept.

of Emergency Services dated January 7, 2008 regarding the release of Homeland Security funds allocated to Benson County.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign a quit claim deed transfer-ring Parcel #44-0009-10816-001 to the city of Maddock. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to reappoint Michael N. Steffan to the Devils Lake Basin Funding Committee for a period of two years commencing January 20, 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the Spirit Lake Tribe dated January 4, 2008 regarding the transfer of fee simple lands into US Trust. A copy of this letter was given to James P. Wang, state’s attorney and Ellen Huffman, tax equalization director.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to appoint Mark Kallenbach to the Board of Visitors for the North Central Experiment Station commencing January 15, 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the memo and minutes from the December 6, 2007 meeting of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board along with Devils Lake Basin Elevations and Flows Chart for January 8, 2008. The board discussed future pivots possibly being put into place through the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board and presented additional estimates for a new vehicle for the sheriff’s department. Chairman Steffan stated he received requests to leave the portion of old Hwy. #281 north of Minnewaukan open during the winter months. Rohrer expressed his concern of people parking along old Hwy. #281 north of the junction of Hwy. #19 to dock boats. The board concluded it is in the best interests of the public to leave the roadway north of Minnewaukan closed during the winter months.

Haagenson brought up the issue of a countywide mill levy for emergency medical services being on the 2008 election ballot. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to place the question of imposing a countywide mill levy for emergency medical services of no more than 5 mills on the

2008 election ballot. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Shelley Aabrekke, public health nurse, submitted her narrative report for January 3, 2008 to the board.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to allow Sheriff Rohrer to purchase a new 2008 Ford Expedition for use by the sheriff’s department.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Wanda Teigen, risk manager, met with the board and requested permission to purchase a file cabinet to be used for the risk manager’s position. The estima-ted cost for the filing cabinet is $308.00. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Brown, to purchase a filing cabinet to be used for the risk manager’s position. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Teigen also requested permission to offer an incentive for any employees who view safety meetings/classes online. She requested an opinion from the board as to whether or not safety training should be mandatory for employees. The board concluded it would make a decision on this issue at a later date.

Erling Karlsbraaten met with the board regarding the Township Officers Association meeting to be held in March of 2008. He wanted input from the board on items/speakers for the meeting. The board concluded one of the topics of the meeting should involve zoning for subdivisions/recreation areas in Benson County. Karlsbraaten stated a new township officers handbook will be issued in the near future and a meeting will be held to discuss the handbook on February 26, 2008 in Devils Lake.

A tentative date of March 27, 2008 was set for the Benson County Township Officers Association meeting.

The board reviewed a statement of benefits paid through North Dakota Job Service.

The board discussed issues the State of ND has with CC Recycling.

Notice of the social service board meeting on January 29, 2008 was given.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 11:13 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

January 17, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held January 17, 2008 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 Courtney Foss, Gary Wald, Joleen Risovi, Kathy Daeley, David Daeley, Karen Olson, Steve Rohrer and Johnny Lawson.

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

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the minutes of December 11, the General Fund bills totaling $30,965.03, food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

ACT $119.60

Barnes & Noble 32.74

Belle Trucking 7,515.93

Benson Co Farmers Press 167.00

Cenex Convenience Card 107.26

City of Maddock 4,580.10

Cole Papers 98.80

Daktronics, Inc 79.96

Daryls Refrigeration, LLC 150.00

edHelper 271.86

Farmers Union Oil Co 5,075.36

Follett Educational Services 55.70

Gaffaney’s of Minot 1,157.11

Grand International 22.67

Gus’s Auto Supply 37.48

Harlow’s Bus Sales 1,002.88

InformationTechnology

Dept 158.27

Jaymar Business Forms 83.13

Johnson Clinic, PC 94.00

Jones Bros Autobody 80.00

JS Vending 432.71

Kevlott Testing Services 50.00

Kidspeace Corporation 3,082.56

Klemetsrud Plumbing &

Heating Co 1,950.00

Lannie Simonson Building

Co 66.00

Learning A-Z 98.90

Maddock Cafe & Lanes 302.50

MedCenter One

Occ Health Clinic 50.00

ND Assn of Elem School

Principals 125.00

ND Assn of School Admin 125.00

ND Assn of Secondary

Sch Prin 120.00

ND Center For Distance

Education 134.00

ND State Auditor 165.00

Nelson International 22.35

ND Telephone Co 339.21

Olson Repair 181.85

Overhead Door Co 454.07

Popplers Music 236.44

Quill Corporation 568.48

Ramkota Hotel 55.00

Schoenfish, Emil R 570.00

Scholastic Book Fairs 36.42

School Transportation

News 29.95

Tracy’s Market 800.74

Valley Vision Clinic 79.00

Principals reported on recent student activities, mid-winter conferences and Breaking Ranks activities.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Lauinger, to approve a senior trip to Minneapolis, Minn. March 12-16. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

Mrs. Daeley stated that the ASAP is ready to start January 22, with four background checks having been received satisfactorily.

Benson County law enforcement presented a plan to stage a vehicle accident simulation at Harlow this spring to teach the impact and implications of impaired driving. This activity could include all county high schools, administration, parents, law enforce-ment, fire and ambulance agencies.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve a mid-year NWEA testing for grades 3-10. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey was reviewed.

Copies of the survey will be available during parent-teacher conferences.

The board discussed full-time kindergarten.

Starting in the school year 2008-09, 100% funding will be paid for kindergarten time. Mrs. Leier presented research on full-time programs that include better academic and social success, preparation for math and reading and higher test scores. A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to table discussion. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson, to approve a senior high band and choir trip to Minneapolis, Minn. March 28-29. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Kenner to purchase two new cell phones and smooth talkers to upgrade to the digital system, using the current phone plan. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Lauinger, to set the annual school election for June 10, 2008. On roll call vote, all were in favor.

Mr. Bubach stated that complaints have been received regarding the conduct of adult fans at boys’ basketball games. He stated that officials may use technical fouls and game ejection if necessary.

Other topics of discussion included the new security system presently being installed and no final football co-op plan is ready to present.

Many thank you cards were given to the board for Christmas turkeys.

The next regular meeting will be February 13 at 7:00 a.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

February 5, 2008

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held February 5, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway and Ellen Truax, and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent were Lance Alexander and Sylvester Hoffner. Guests were Damian Reiter and Jason Lee.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Ellen Truax, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 9, 2008. 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 16.00

Waste Management 1,352.50

ND Telephone Co 54.58

Otter Tail Power Co 794.14

Ecolab 146.50

Misti Arnold 12.72

Benson Co Farmers Press 41.60

Esmond Park Board 110.10

ND Workforce Safety &

Insurance 250.00

Hawkins 434.35

Benson County Hwy Dept 84.30

Dennis Leier 60.00

ND Sewage Pump 250.00

Damian Reiter, representing Otter Tail Power Co., presented the council with a new 20 year ordinance granting to the Otter Tail Corp.

permission to erect, construct, install and maintain within the City of Esmond, an electric light and power system and transmission lines and to operate the same and to install conduits, poles, wires, pipes and other fixtures in, upon and under streets, alleys, bridges, and public grounds of said City for the purpose of furnishing electric light, heat and power to said City and the inhabitants thereof. He asked if there were any questions and concerns and he would like for the city’s attorney to look over the ordinance before the first, second and final reading would be done. Otter Tail will then publish the whole ordinance in the local newspaper for public viewing.

Jason Lee, Benson County com-missioner, attended the meeting on behalf of the Benson County Advisory Board. Jason volunteered to come to the city meeting and to explain what the Benson County Advisory Board was and that they asked for a commissioner to volunteer to meet with Benson County towns to see if they had any questions and concerns in the county areas such as law enforcement, road maintenance, etc.

The discussion on the sewer bill that was tabled at the January meeting was discussed and voted on. Goldade Processing would pay $300.00. Ellen Truax made a motion that $300.00 would be paid by Goldade Processing, seconded by DeLores Solway.

The motion carried unanimously.

Anyone wishing to run for the following city and park board offices are to contact Misti Arnold at

701-249-3441 to receive SFN 2704 and SFN 10172 forms to be completed and returned to her by 4 p.m. on April 11, 2008.

Offices up for election in 2008 are: two city council members (2 year terms); one city council member (4 year term); mayor (4 year term); one city park board member (2 year term); and two city park board members (4 year term).

The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.

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

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


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