3/12/2008 – Public Notices


CITY OF BRINSMADE

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Brinsmade is

April 11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a city council member

for an unexpired four year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Brinsmade City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city

auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Michelle Ferrell

City Auditor


CITY OF MADDOCK

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Maddock is

April 11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: two city council

members for four year terms; one city park board member for a four

year term; two city park board members for two year terms; and one

city park board member for an unexpired four year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Maddock City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city

auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor


CITY OF ESMOND

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Esmond is

April 11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: a city council member

for a four year term; two city council members for two year terms;

two city park board members for four year terms and one city park

board member for a two year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Esmond City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city

auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


CITY OF LEEDS

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Leeds is April

11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: two city council

members for four year terms; and two city park board members for four

year terms.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Leeds City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city

auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor


CITY OF OBERON

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Oberon is

April 11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: two city council

members for four year terms and one city park board member for a six year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Oberon City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city

auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Jessica Knatterud

City Auditor


CITY OF WARWICK

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Warwick is

April 11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: city mayor for a four

year term; one city council member for a four year term; and two city

council members for two year terms.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Warwick City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city

auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


CITY OF KNOX

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Knox is April

11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: city mayor for a four

year term and a city council member for a two year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Knox City Auditor by the above deadline

date and time. All forms are available from either the city auditor

or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


CITY OF YORK

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of York is April

11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: two city council

members for four year terms; and two city park board members for four

year terms.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the York City Auditor by the above deadline

date and time. All forms are available from either the city auditor

or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Nancy Silliman

City Auditor


CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a

candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Minnewaukan is

April 11, 2008 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: two city council

members for four year terms; one city council member for a two year

term; and one city park board member for a four year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704

Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172

Statement of Interests to the Minnewaukan City Auditor by the above

deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city

auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Laura Weed

City Auditor


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

March 17, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Additions 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; B. Special Fund; C. Hot lunch; D.

Capital projects

VII. Old business. A. State bid process; B. Audit; 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 March 12, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

December 3, 2007

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 3,

2007 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd

Himle, council members Betty Anderson, Jeff Jacobson, Cal Schlieve

and Jady Stuberg. Also present were city attorney Mark Butz and city

superintendent Sheena Schmeets.

The first item on the agenda was snow removal bids. Two bids were

received. Ritterman Trucking bid $90 per hour for the 4 yard loader,

$85 per hour for the 3.5 yard loader and $80 per hour for the blade

with wing. L&H Plumbing bid $92 per hour for the 2 yard loader.

Discussion was held and a motion was made by Councilman Schlieve,

seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to take the bid for snow removal

from Ritterman Trucking. The motion carried.

Councilwoman Anderson made a motion, seconded by Councilman Jacobson,

to give the Leeds Community Center credit for 10,000 gallons of water

for the third quarter. The motion carried. It was found that the

meter was indeed broken and thus the increased gallons for the quarter.

Councilman Schlieve made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Anderson,

to transfer funds from the Super Now checking account into the Money

Market account in the amount of $15,000. The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding the ND Telephone Co. Web site as host

for the city Web site. A representative from NDTC will be present

next month to speak with the council. The city auditor will visit

with the school and the EDC regarding this proposal.

Sheena Schmeets presented her report. Estimates for the new well are

as follows:

Water Smith – $48,288.00

Bursinger – $25,150.00 — this does not include inside piping or

piping from the pump to the well house. It also doesn’t include excavating.

Jim Braun joined the meeting to answer a few questions the council

had regarding the cemetery. The city owns property from the first

road going north on the west side to the vault and south. Residents

are charged $50 per lot and non-residents are charged $100 per lot.

The city pays for upkeep on the building.

Sheena continued her report: meter prices are for 1" — $198.95 and

5/8" — $101.40. She inquired as to purchasing the touchpad and

software but this will need more discussion. A motion was made by

Councilwoman Anderson, seconded by Councilman Schlieve, to spend

$1,000.00 to get some new meters. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilman Jacobson, seconded by Councilman

Schlieve, to approve the minutes of November 8, 2007. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilman Stuberg to give Tammy Urness and

Sheena Schmeets a Christmas bonus of $200. Councilwoman Anderson

seconded. The motion carried.

A motion to pay monthly bills was made by Councilwoman Anderson,

seconded by Councilman Stuberg. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Salaries $5,649.98

Upstart 26.95

Leeds Park Board 578.82

Benson Co Sheriff 200.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 191.72

Benson Co Recorder 13.00

MFOAND 30.00

L&H Plumbing 582.50

Durbin Excavating 1,525.80

ND Health Lab 32.00

ND One Call 6.20

Sheena Schmeets 146.38

Moller’s, Inc 32.00

Pollard Water 451.65

Hawkins Water Treatment 538.30

Northern Plains Electric 498.93

Chad’s Amoco 307.44

Tammy Urness 200.00

Sheena Schmeets 200.00

Benson Co Recorder 13.00

ND Telephone Co 62.71

Otter Tail Power Co 1,414.55

DeLaughry Painting 1,000.00

Trees For Less 2,035.00

Postmaster 123.00

United Community Bank 1,157.26

Leeds Airport Authority 13.24

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

December 17, 2007

A preconstruction meeting was held with John’s Refrigeration, North

Central Planning Council, the City of Leeds, Interstate Engineering

and ND DWRF. The minutes were recorded by Interstate Engineering.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

January 7, 2008

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 7,

2008 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd

Himle, Council members Betty Anderson, Calvin Schlieve and Jeff

Jacobson. Councilman Jady Stuberg was absent. Also present were city

attorney Mark Butz, Wanda Follman from Park View Apartments, Brenda

Swenseth from the ND Telephone Co., and Curt Jacobson, representing

the Leeds Ambulance and Leeds EDC.

A motion was made by councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilman

Jacobson, to appoint Glenn Hoffmann as representative to the North

Central Planning Council. The motion carried.

Councilwoman Anderson made a motion, seconded by Councilman Schlieve,

to continue with the Bank of North Dakota and United Community Bank

as depositories of public funds for the city of Leeds. The motion carried.

Councilman Jacobson made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Anderson,

to grant a special beer and liquor license for KJ’s Bar. The motion carried.

Councilman Schlieve made a motion, seconded by Councilman Jacobson,

to purchase a new printer/copier/fax/scanner for the office. The

motion carried.

Reduced speed on US Highway 2 going around Leeds was discussed.

Attorney Butz will send a letter to the ND Department of

Transportation regarding this. A motion to proceed with this request

was made by Councilwoman Anderson, seconded by Councilman Jacobson.

The motion carried.

Wanda Follman addressed the council to ask to apply for funds from

the North Central Planning Council to redo some of the Park View

Apartments. The council agreed.

Brenda Swenseth was here by invitation of the council to discuss

switching the city’s Web site to the ND Telephone Co. She discussed

costs and the council took a look at some of the Web pages that have

been designed by ND Telephone Co.

Curt Jacobson spoke regarding the need for a new ambulance. It would

have to be run through the city for USDA funding. He also informed

the council that the ambulance service would be applying for a county

mill levy rather than a city mill levy in the future. He also wanted

the city to check on the ownership of the lots west of Main Street.

The city auditor will let DeWayne Streyle know prior to the Leeds EDC

meeting who owns the lots.

Councilman Jacobson made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Anderson,

to pay city bills with the exception of the bill from Railroad

Management Company. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Salaries $2,722.64

Hoiberg’s 200.96

Jan’s Stall Mall 125.00

Tracy’s Market 46.83

Benson Co Farmers Press 112.00

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Trees For Less 1,400.00

Doubleday Book Club 7.99

B&H Oil Co 60.40

Benson Co Highway Dept 560.40

Chad’s Amoco 312.37

ND Public Labs 48.00

Sheena Schmeets 96.00

Northern Water Works 1,122.43

Hawkins Water Treatment 752.44

Johnson Plumbing 424.15

One Call Concepts 1.24

Bank of North Dakota 1,932.45

Northern Plains Electric 300.00

Northern Plains Electric 672.94

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Postmaster 82.00

Staples 389.93

ND Telephone Co 63.72

Otter Tail Power Co 1,862.25

Benson Co Sheriff 200.00

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

United Community Bank 686.40

Leeds Airport Authority 1,368.89

ND Tax Commissioner 104.58

Job Service ND 139.40

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

February 25, 2008

A special meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by

Mayor Kevin Winson February 25, 2008. Present for roll call were

council members Daniel Hoffert, Marilyn Allan and Rodney Maddock.

Absent was Wayne Knatterud. Others present were Frank Mosser, Keith

Winson and Travis Dillman. Purpose of the meeting was to discuss an

application for a CBD grant to replace the transmission line from the

wells to the water treatment plant.

After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Maddock, seconded by

Hoffert, to apply for a CBD grand in the amount of $115,000 for the

raw water transmission line. Travis Dillman of Interstate

Engineering, Inc. will file the grant on behalf of the city. The

motion carried.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Hoffert, to install the

minimal width open cut for the transmission line project. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Maddock, to adopt the

following sponsorship resolution. The motion carried.

BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Maddock will act as sponsoring unit

of government for the project titled "Raw Water Transmission Line

Replacement" during the period June 2008 through December 2009. Kevin

Winson is hereby authorized to apply to the North Dakota Division of

Community Services for funding of this project on behalf of the City

of Maddock on February 25, 2008.

I certify that the above resolution was adopted by the City Council

of the City of Maddock on February 25, 2008.

SIGNED:

Kevin Winson

Mayor

February 25, 2008

WITNESSED:

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

February 25, 2008

A motion was made by Hoffert, seconded by Allan, to adopt the

resolution concerning the handicapped access. The motion carried.

WHEREAS local units of government are required by law to complete or

update a Section 504 Self-Evaluation in accordance with 24 CFR Part 8

"Nondiscrimination based on handicap in federally assisted programs

and activities of the Department of HUD;"

and WHEREAS the North Dakota Division of community Services requires

completion and submission of the self-evaluation plan before

requesting final drawdown of project funds;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Maddock will, if

awarded Community Development Block Grant or Community Development

Loan funds, complete a Section 504 Self-Evaluation plan before

requesting final drawdown of project funds.

I certify that the above resolution was adopted by the governing body

of the City of Maddock on February 25, 2008.

SIGNED:

Kevin Winson

Mayor

February 25, 2008

WITNESSED:

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

February 25, 2008

There being no further business, a motion was made by Allan, seconded

by Maddock, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

(These minutes have not yet been approved by the Maddock City Council.)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

February 13, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held February 13,

2008 at 7 a.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold,

Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian

Bubach, Principal Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.

Gary Wald was a guest.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the

agenda. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the

minutes of January 17, the General Fund bills totaling $37,381.85,

food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

Acme Electric $266.02

Award Emblem Mfg 84.95

Benson Co Farmers Press 76.16

Border States Electric

Supply 216.58

CCV Software 601.95

Cenex Convenience Card 165.62

City of Maddock 4,093.20

Cole Papers 98.80

Dakota Web Composers 90.00

Devils Lake Public School 1,800.00

EduTech 315.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 8,226.74

Follett Educational Services 112.67

Gaffaney’s of Minot 122.00

Golden West Industrial

Supply 245.89

Gus’s Auto Supply 80.23

Harlow Co-op Elevator &

Seed Co 21.30

Harlow’s Bus Sales 476.62

Herald Press 35.00

Hewlett Packard Co 805.00

Hoffner, Mary 80.00

Home of Economy 16.98

InFocus Corporation 289.00

Instructional Materials

Service 80.00

Johnson Clinic, PC 94.00

JS Vending 171.73

Kaler, Greg 142.00

Kidpeace Corporation 2,433.60

Lake Area Career &

Technical Center 8,420.00

Library Reproduction

Service 297.00

Linares, Thomas A 1,800.00

Networking Specialists, Inc 3,180.13

ND Telephone Co 381.22

Popplers Music 57.53

Quill Corporation 265.74

Really Good Stuff 968.98

Rieger Service 21.00

Tracy’s Market 128.97

Tumbleweed Press 498.00

United Parcel Service 14.00

Woodworkers Journal 12.97

Young’s 95.27

Mrs. Anderson reported that parent-teacher conferences were postponed

until March 11 and a SADD speaker is scheduled for March 19.

Board members again discussed full-time kindergarten, tabled from the

January meeting. A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by

Brandvold, to approve a full-time kindergarten program beginning in

2008-09. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Kenner, to approve the

school year calendar for 2008-09. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to approve a

letter of commitment from the board in a 21st Century Grant

application for afterschool tutoring. The roll call vote was all in favor.

Mr. Bubach stated that bus number nine has been completely overhauled

by the factory and recommends that we not consider trading now.

The board will be shown a display of the new security system in the

school office following the meeting.

The next regular meeting will be March 12 at 7 a.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

February 19, 2008

The Benson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Jason

Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, Michael N. Steffan and Dwain

Brown. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan.

The board telephoned Christie Jaeger, Social Welfare Board member, to

confirm she received notice of the Benson County Social Service Board

meeting set for 3 p.m.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the

minutes of the regular meeting of February 5, 2008. All members voted

yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Haagenson stated he spoke with Tim Johnson of Northern Plains

Electric regarding putting off-peak heat in some of the county shops.

Haagenson discussed the county paying the cost of first aid training

for road employees. The board will get a list of how many employees

are interested in taking the training and make a decision on this

matter at a later date.

Lee informed the board the cities of Esmond and Minnewaukan may want

to repair certain roadways through the cities. If this is done, the

cities want to use a portion of the 80/20 funds allocated to Benson

County for road repair/maintenance.

The board reviewed Memorandums of Understanding for Emergency

Assistance from Wells and Eddy Counties. A motion was made by

Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign the

Memorandums of Understanding. All members voted yes. The motion

carried unanimously.

A memo from Mike Connor, Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource

District Board manager, was presented to the board regarding the

appointment of Michael N. Steffan to the Devils Lake Basin Funding

Committee. The memo informed the board Steffan can no longer be on

the funding committee, as Benson County is not a member of the Devils

Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board.

The board reviewed a letter from Interstate Engineering dated

February 12, 2008 concerning the North Central Rural Water Consortium.

Gene Hager, Benson County road superintendent, arrived at the meeting.

Steffan commented on the meeting held between the city of Minnewaukan

and the Corps of Engineers on the study of the flooding of Devils

Lake. He discussed the 1460′ elevation rule in the flood plain

ordinance. The board will have Ellen Huffman, tax equalization

director, conduct a survey to see if the flood plain ordinance

endorsement is still needed.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated February 6, 2008

regarding the Local Road Needs Assessment Study. A copy of this

letter was given to the road department.

The board also reviewed an invitation to participate in the 2008

Tourism Congress.

The December 2007 and January 2008 mileage reports from the sheriff’s

department were presented to the board.

The board reviewed a letter from the Northern Plains RC&D Council

dated February 1, 2007. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by

Haagenson, to pay the $300 dues requested in the letter. All members

voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated February 14, 2008

regarding Project No. SHE-3-002(104)243 PCN 17338 (US 2 and Brinsmade

Road). A copy of this letter was provided to the road department.

A memo from the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board

dated February 15, 2008 was presented to the board regarding the

State Water Management Plan Update.

The board reviewed a memo and proposed resolution from the North

Central Planning Council dated February 15, 2008 regarding forming a

development authority for the area surrounding Devils Lake and

connected lakes. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to

pass the resolution to form the development authority and pay the

$1,000 startup funding fee. All members voted yes. The motion carried

unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to appoint Michael N.

Steffan and Dwain Brown to serve on the intermediate advisory

committee for the authority with Lowell Haagenson being the alternate

member. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Information on having a records management summer intern come to

Benson County was presented to the board. A motion was made by Lee,

seconded by Haagenson, to have the intern come to Benson County if

needed. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Scott Knoke, Benson County Extension agent, met with the board

regarding hiring a new secretary for that office.

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

Bonnie Erickson

County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

December 11, 2007

A regular meeting of the Warwick School Board was held Tuesday

evening, December 11, in the computer room. The meeting was called to

order at 5 p.m. by President Thiele. Roll call was taken to establish

a quorum. Present were Gravdahl, Christofferson, Black and Thiele.

McKelvey was absent. Others present were Barb Eversvik, Bernadette

Brown, Mr. Guthrie and Mr. Jacobson.

Additions to the agenda were: New business; C. Staff-school board

meeting; D. Letter to the board.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to approve the

agenda. The motion carried.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the minutes

with corrections. The motion carried.

There was an opportunity for comments from the public. Bernadette

Brown was present. Items discussed were student attendance, JOM board

meetings, honor roll in the newspaper and KABU, Christmas program and

better attendance at board meetings.

Business manager’s report: Christofferson made a motion, seconded by

Black, to pay the following bills. The motion carried.

Barton’s Bus Sales $11,479.10

David Wallace 1,950.00

Thomas Hill 31.50

Lindsay Allmaras 75.00

David DeMarce 84.00

Warwick Oil 3,352.00

Altru Clinic-Lake Region 65.00

AmeriPride 304.67

BW Doublewood Inn-Fargo 55.00

Cole Papers 342.12

Dakota Westmoreland 417.82

Food Services of America 830.05

Gerrells & Company 367.50

Johnson Controls 385.00

JS Vending 112.72

Robert Lawrence 40.00

Mackin Library Media 27.62

McVille Hardware & Lumber 4.18

NDSHAA 21.00

ND Telephone Co 17,138.79

Prairie Learning Center 86.44

School Specialty, Inc 291.61

Training Room 29.61

Kevin Walford 60.00

Wally’s Supermarket 96.07

Warwick City 330.00

Warwick Oil 2,890.00

Warwick Oil 1,023.00

Waste Management of ND 508.28

Weekly Reader 108.90

Balfour 299.00

Cory Christofferson 187.50

Charlotte Franks-Erickson 87.46

Joseph Jetty 16.00

JS Vending 301.11

Leevers County Market 125.21

Mack Plumbing 713.67

ND Telephone Co 680.53

Pearson Education 1191.09

Red River Valley Chapter 691.93

Sioux-Per Propane 1,825.00

Stamp Fulfillment Services 462.00

Wally’s Supermarket 7.86

David Wallace 1,300.00

Books are Fun 48.00

There was a discussion on the disposal of old computers.

Board report: Christofferson reported the need to get rid of old

desks at the hall. Christofferson also suggested that the

after-school drivers need to be paid more. Discussion followed.

Christofferson made a motion to pay after-school bus drivers $75 a

trip and $10 an hour for anyone driving the vans. The motion carried.

Superintendent’s report: The meeting with the eighth graders and

parents was very successful but he would like to have a meeting with

all high school parents and students.

There were no principal reports.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to accept the

second reading of Student Use of Electronic Devices Policy. Roll call

vote: Gravdahl, yes; Black, yes; Christofferson, yes; and Thiele, yes.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to accept the

second reading of Staff Use of Electronic Devices Policy. Roll call

vote: Gravdahl, yes; Black, yes; Christofferson, yes; and Thiele, yes.

Superintendent evaluation: An oral superintendent evaluation was held.

Staff-School Board meeting: Discussion was held on discipline

matters. The board would like to know how many students have been

suspended, why and if anything is being done when they come back. The

board wants this information by the next meeting on January 9 at 4 p.m.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to go into executive

session to review a letter to the board.

The board convened in executive session at 7:20 p.m.

The board exited executive session and reconvened in open meeting at 8:05 p.m.

President Thiele announced that in executive session discussion was

held on the letter to the board and the issue was resolved satisfactorily.

Black made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to recruit a seventh

and eighth grade coach. The motion carried.

Discussion was held about the athletic director meeting with the

coaches every week to make sure everything is going well.

Christofferson reported that he has been working with some of the

lower elementary students on basketball skills and would like someone

to check on getting the smaller basketball stands. Christofferson

also would like to work with the fifth and sixth grade girls at the

old gym after the girls’ season is over.

Discussion was held on getting T-shirts and sweatshirts for fund raisers.

The next meeting will be January 16 at 5 p.m. at the Tokio Boys and

Girls Club in Tokio.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

January 23, 2008

A special meeting of the Warwick School Board was held Wednesday

evening, January 23, 2008 at the Tokio Boys and Girls Club. Roll call

was taken to establish a quorum. Present were McKelvey, Black,

Christofferson, Gravdahl and Thiele. Others present were Mr. Guthrie,

Mr. Jacobson, Bernadette Brown, Aaron and Carrie Greene, Donna Black

and Charlotte Franks-Erickson.

An addition to the agenda was: New business – board negotiators.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to approve the agenda.

The motion carried.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Christofferson, to approve the

minutes as presented. The motion carried.

There was an opportunity for comments from the public.

The meeting with staff and school board was discussed. It was the

consensus that there needs to be more parent involvement, a stricter

discipline plan spelled out for everyone and better communication

between parents, administrators, teachers and board members. Other

items discussed were students taking college credits, starting an

industrial arts program, phy ed class and eligibility checks.

Christofferson made a motion, seconded by Black, to change the

eligibility checks to weekly. The motion carried.

Business manager’s report:

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to accept the pledge of

securities with Western State Bank. The motion carried.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the following

bills. The motion carried.

Warwick Oil Co. $3,014.55

Barton’s Bus Sales 657.90

Danielle Foss 60.00

Trevor Yetterboe 68.00

Lindsay Allmaras 144.00

Darcie Delorme 190.00

J & R Sewing 999.99

One Hour Photo 8.24

Altru Clinic-Lake Region 65.00

AmeriPride 510.47

Benson Co. Farmers Press 189.12

Central Business Systems 1,803.95

Childcraft 443.69

Climb Theatre 600.00

Cole Paper 389.77

Dakota Westmoreland 1,246.50

Devils Lake Greenhouse 62.00

Eastbay 2,152.72

Ecolab 159.00

Elaine’s House of Dreams 37.00

Emil R. Schoenfish 820.00

Follett Educational

Services 567.47

Charlotte Franks-Erickson 9.12

Gerrells & Company 2,208.38

Haan Crafts 197.45

Houghton Mifflin Co 103.15

Indian Country 32.00

Johnson Controls 3,700.00

Johnson Welding Shop 40.00

Lake Region Special Ed 62,643.06

Leevers County Market 63.28

MCI 172.83

McVille Hardware &

Lumber 27.39

Menards 114.47

Mid-American Research

Chemical 353.20

Nardini Fire Equipment 53.75

NDAESP 125.00

NDASA 125.00

NDHSAA 50.00

NDHSCA 50.00

Nelson County Health

System 116.00

Ohnstad Electric 42.72

Pearson Education 153.00

Software Unlimited 75.00

State Treasurer 165.00

Stein’s, Inc 352.15

The Advantage Press, Inc 351.75

Training Room 130.99

U.S. Bank 53,942.40

Warwick City 330.00

Charles Guthrie 35.74

Thumbleweed Press, Inc 399.00

Barton’s Bus Sales 10,900.25

Postmaster 12.20

Warwick Oil 3,576.64

The upcoming school board election was discussed. Gravdahl made a

motion, seconded by McKelvey, to set the school board election for

June 10. The motion carried.

Christofferson said he would like to have all positions at large. Mr.

Guthrie is to check with the school board association to see if this

has to be voted on.

Board report: Gravdahl reported on the NESC meeting. Christofferson

stated he would like to work with the fifth and sixth grade girls

again on nights that there is a bus. It was the consensus of the

board to let him.

Superintendent report: Mr. Guthrie reported that the school received

an automated external defibrillator. We have two people who are

trained and would like to have all staff trained. The Lake Region

District Health report was presented. It was decided to keep the heat

on in the old gym. The junior-senior prom was discussed. It was

decided to do a survey and see what the kids want.

Principal’s report: Mr. Jacobson reported on attendance in the elementary.

New business: Mr. Guthrie presented the first reading of the Medical

Emergency Response Plan. Board negotiators were discussed. McKelvey

made a motion, seconded by Black, to have Thiele and Christofferson

as negotiators and attend the NDSBA negotiations seminar in Bismarck.

The motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie reported that BlueCross BlueShield will be doing a "Beat

the Bug" workshop February 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the school library.

The next meeting will be February 1 at 5 p.m. at the St. Michael Rec Center.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

January 16, 2008

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held on January 16,

2008 at 5:30 p.m. Present were Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Gene

Larson, Melody Bracken, Mark Swanson, Supt. Joel Braaten, Elementary

Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Kathryn Benson. High

School Principal Jeff Manley was absent.

Additions to agenda: 6 b) Note from Duane and Fern Buchta, and from

Patti Yoder. 8) Set meeting date and time.

The minutes of the regular meeting of December 19, 2007 were approved

as written.

Mr. Braaten updated the board on the progress of the energy savings

project. Lights are being installed in the hallways and classrooms

and the heating is almost complete.

The administrators from Leeds, Minnewaukan and Maddock Schools will

meet to finalize options for a football co-op agreement and bring

them back to each school board for final approval.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Ashley Young as

cheerleading coach.

The board read thank you notes from Lana Mitchell and Duane and Fern

Buchta for the gift cards and from Patti Yoder for the gift card and

school shirt.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports

for December and approve all bills for payment.

GENERAL FUND

Anderson, April $19.94

Anne Carlsen Center for

Children 6,119.40

B & H Oil Co 7,175.40

Barnes & Noble 28.47

Budget Text 90.08

Chad’s Amaco 1,459.51

Clute Office Equip 11.52

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Devils Lake C&F 855.00

Home of Economy 32.15

ITD 131.61

International Inn-Minot 22.67

Jacobson, Lucia 179.96

KZZJ AM 1450 20.00

L&H Plumbing & Heating 97.50

Leeds Hot Lunch 672.00

Mac’s, Inc 41.99

Minot State University 116.69

Mollers, Inc 44.00

National Geographic

Society 15.90

ND Telephone Co 310.47

NDAESP 125.00

NDASA 125.00

NDASSP 120.00

OfficeMax 193.90

Oriental Trading Company 58.60

Paulson Supply 130.85

Pierce Co Tribune 5.58

Popplers Music 61.03

Praxair Distribution 19.50

Quill Corp 81.56

Really Good Stuff 39.93

Towner Co Record Herald 3.36

Tracy’s Market 230.11

Wal-Mart Community 96.73

Rolle, Gary 7.97

ND Attorney General 94.50

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: NWEA MAP

testing is at the end of January; February is reading month; Benson

County spelling bee is February 23; students will be writing in the

Devils Lake Journal kids section; mini society has started; fourth

grade will be attending living ag classroom in Minot; scoliosis

screening is February 6; and student teachers in grade six and kindergarten.

The high school principal’s report: ND All-State auditions; nine

junior high and five high school students are out for speech; one

student was selected for the UND Honor Band; financial aid night is

January 16; Minnewaukan-Leeds took fifth place in the Ramsey County

boys’ basketball tournament; American Cancer Society Daffodil Days is

in February; D.I. team training is February 19; EduTech workshops;

and in-service in Devils Lake is January 21.

Melody Bracken arrived.

The board reviewed the pledge of securities from the Bank of North

Dakota and United Community Bank, as of December 31, 2007.

Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting; possible advisory

board by ND Education Services Cooperative Committee; in-service on

Monday; and principals may attend NESC meeting twice a year.

We are currently advertising for a paraprofessional to work with an

individual high school student.

It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize an ETC Technology

Grant application for $8,000, with matching funds from the school

technology funds.

A new auto external defibrillator from the State of North Dakota will

be installed near the multi-purpose room. An in-service for all

employees will be held.

It was moved, seconded and carried to set the annual school election

for June 10, 2008, polling hours 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the school with

the regular monthly meeting to follow. The positions for director for

the City of Leeds (Young) and Region 3 (Bracken) will be on the

ballot this year.

Discussion was held on setting meeting dates and times. It was agreed

that the scheduled date and time set at the regular meeting should

remain unless a quorum cannot be met, then an alternate arrangement

can be made. Board members are to inform the superintendent or

business manager if they cannot attend.

Linda Young and Melody Bracken volunteered to be the board

representatives for negotiations.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: transmission in

bus six; "Indiana Core 40" and the ND comparative coursework; ND High

School Activities Association Board of Directors will pursue a three

class system for basketball and volleyball.

Mark Swanson arrived.

The Benson County sheriff presented a proposal on conducting a mock

accident scene for all grades 9-12 in Benson County. The mock

incident would involve local fire, ambulance and highway patrol. The

students would observe from buses. Some students or teachers and

parents may be asked to volunteer as participants. The school

administrators will discuss the proposal at the next Benson County

School Masters meeting February 7.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve participating in the

Benson County mock accident and to leave planning and coordination to

administration.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

January 16, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to

order by Chairman David Ambers on January 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Also

present were Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Corey Erickson, Supt. Myron

Jury, Jean Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson. Laura Every and Ron Carlson

were absent.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the agenda. The

motion carried.

Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer was present and gave a

presentation on teenage drinking and driving.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Erickson, to approve the minutes

of the December 11, 2007 meeting. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the bills for

payment. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

ACT $110.40

Advanced Business

Method 803.07

Alltel 48.25

Absolutely Custom 315.01

Altru Clinic-Lake Region 65.00

Amazon.com 109.50

Melissa Benson 144.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 617.64

BlueCross BlueShield ND 832.50

Brady Martz Accountants 5,500.00

Jane Brown 850.50

Capital One 689.05

Carrington High School 25.00

City of Devils Lake 10.40

City of Minnewaukan 754.63

Creative Impressions 1,302.00

Dakota Assembles 375.00

Devils Lake Chrysler

Center 458.98

Devils Lake C & R Center 65.98

Devils Lake Public School 11,653.66

Deb Dyste 253.52

Bonnie Erickson 314.48

Exhaust Pros 44.86

Farmers Union Oil Co 7,080.35

Ferrellgas 282.62

Grand Forks School

District #1 464.78

Lavae Haaland 250.00

Jennifer Huffman 24.86

Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 179.38

JS Vending & Wholesale 53.74

Job Service North Dakota 347.87

Myron Jury 269.00

Lake Lumber, Inc 310.11

Wayne Lingen 55.80

Alfred Littlewind 20.48

Mac’s, Inc 47.56

McQuoid’s Grocery 1,456.81

Menards 131.64

NAPA Auto Parts 1,115.72

National Pen Co 133.95

North Dakota ACDA 35.00

NDAESP 125.00

NDSBA 200.00

ND Telephone Co 530.44

NWEA 250.00

Office Depot 540.98

Otter Tail Power Co 3,182.97

Popplers Music, Inc 70.00

Jennifer Porter 58.31

Schoolmasters 464.10

School Specialty 209.14

Staloch Insurance 23.00

Stein’s, Inc 295.36

Darlene Thompson 31.03

Tricorne Audio, Inc 562.71

Wal-Mart 358.56

TOTAL 44,514.64

ACTIVITY FUND

Lyndee Heser $18.06

JS Vending & Wholesale 42.54

McQuoid’s Grocery 43.65

NDHSAA 50.00

Pepsi Co 764.45

Pizza Corner Frozen Pizza 190.00

Science Olymiad 36.95

Training Room, Inc 69.25

Wal-Mart 147.68

TOTAL 1,362.58

HOT LUNCH

Chandra Anderson $44.63

Chandra Anderson 23.63

Dept of Public Instruction 609.11

JS Vending & Wholesale 260.09

McQuoid’s Grocery 15.00

Meadow Sweet Dairy 479.51

Mikes Refrigeration 71.00

US Food Service 2,283.25

TOTAL 3,786.22

Erickson made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the

financial reports with revisions. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the football co-op; the financial reports for

the volleyball, football and basketball co-ops; school board policy

update; Impact Aid report; and the audit.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the school

calendar for the school year 2008-09. The motion carried.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Erickson, to accept the MEA Petition

for Recognition for purpose of negotiating. The motion carried. Laura

Every and Corey Erickson will be the negotiators for the school board.

Discussion was held on the funding proposal.

Principal Callahan gave her report.

The next meeting will be on February 13, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The

motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9

Notice is hereby given by Brenda Fossen, Business Manager of the

Maddock School District No. 9, that on the second Tuesday, the 10th

day of June, 2008, an annual election will be held for the purpose of

electing two members to the school board, each for a term of three years.

Any candidate for election as a member to the school board of a

school district shall file with the business manager of the school

board, not less than 60 days before the election, and before four

o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or

her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A

statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in physical

possession of the business manager before four o’clock p.m. on the

sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for

filing will be April 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with expiring terms are David Swanson,

representing the City of Maddock, and David Kenner, representing

Albert and Isabel Townships, and parts of Broe and Butte Valley

Townships of Benson County.

The Maddock School District polls are located in the Maddock School

Resource Center. Polls will be open on June 10, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish March 12 & 26 & April 9, 2008)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

OBERON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16

Notice is hereby given by Renae Kennedy, Business Manager of the

Oberon School District No. 16, that on the second Tuesday, the 10th

day of June 2008, an annual election will be held for the purpose of

electing two members to the school board for a term of three years.

Any candidate for election as a member of the school board of a

school district shall file with the business manager of the school

board not less that 60 days before the election, and before four

o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or

her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A

statement that is mailed to the business manager must be in the

physical possession of the business manager before four o’clock on

the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for

filing will be April 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with expiring terms are Paula Deckert and Karen

Peterson. School board members are elected at large. Holdover members

of the board are Yvonne Thumb, Greg Thomas and Patricia Anderson.

The Oberon School District polls are located in the Oberon School

lunch room. Polls will be open on June 10, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Renae Kennedy,

Business Manger

Oberon School District No. 16

Oberon, ND 58357

(Publish March 12 & 19 & April 9, 2008)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 5

Notice is hereby given by Dianne Mikkelson, Business Manager of the

Minnewaukan Public School District No. 5, that on the second Tuesday,

the 10th day of June, 2008, an annual election will be held for the

purpose of electing two members to the school board, each for a term

of four years.

Any candidate for election as a member of the school board of a

school district shall file with the business manager of the school

board, not less than 60 days before the election, and before four

o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or

her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A

statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in physical

possession of the business manager before four o’clock p.m. on the

sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for

filing will be April 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with expiring terms are David Ambers and Randy Thompson.

Also on the ballot, voters will be voting on whether or not to

publish minutes of the school board meetings in the newspaper.

The Minnewaukan School District polls will be located at the

Minnewaukan School. Polls will be open on June 10, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

Minnewaukan School District No. 5

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(Publish March 12 & 26 & April 9, 2008)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 6

Notice is hereby given that the Leeds Public School District No. 6

annual election will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the Leeds

Public School for the following purpose:

To elect two directors for three-year terms. One to represent Region

1, consisting of the City of Leeds AND one to represent Region 3,

consisting of the townships of Normania, McClellan, Riggin, Pelican

and Coulee (south of Highway 2) and the east 1/2 of Lake Ibsen Township.

Any candidates for election as a member to the school board of a

school district must file with the school district business manager

before 4 o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day prior to the election, a

statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which

that person is a candidate. A statement which is mailed to the

business manager must be in the physical possession of the business

manager before 4 p.m. on the sixtieth day before the election. The

closing date and time for filling as a candidate in this year’s

election is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008.

Polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

at the Leeds Public School, 530 1st Street SE, Leeds, North Dakota.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Leeds School District No. 6

Leeds, ND 58346

(Publish March 12 & 26 & April 9, 2008)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

WARWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT

NO. 29

Notice is hereby given by Carol Walford, Business Manager of the

Warwick School District No. 29, that on the second Tuesday, the 10th

day of June, 2008 an annual election will be held for the purpose of

electing two members to the school board, each for a term of three years.

Any candidate for election as a member of the school board of a

school district shall file with the business manager of the school

board, not less than 60 days before the election, and before four

o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or

her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A

statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in the

physical possession of the business manager before four o’clock on

the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for

filing will be April 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with expiring terms are Johnnie McKelvey,

representing the southern half of Wood Lake Township and Hillsdale

Township, and Cory Christofferson, at-large position.

The Warwick School District polls are located at the Warwick Public

School. Polls will be open on June 10, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

(Publish March 12 & 26 & April 9, 2008)


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