4/9/2008 – Public Notices


 

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.

In the Matter of the Estate of Terry K. Axtman, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Kenneth V. Axtman has been appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Terry K. Axtman, deceased.

Any creditor having a claim against the estate of the decedent is required to present such claim to the Personal Representative by mailing a written claim to the attorney for the estate at PO Box 2686, Fargo, ND 58108-2686, or by filing such claim with the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota. Claims must be presented within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice or be forever barred.

Dated March 25, 2008.

Kenneth V. Axtman

Personal Representative

Michael M. Thomas (#04215)

Conmy Feste Ltd.

406 Main Avenue, Suite 200

PO Box 2686

Fargo, ND 58108-2686

(701) 293-9911

Attorneys for Personal Representative

(Publish April 2, 9 & 16, 2008.)


NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE

CIVIL NO. 03-08-C-00002

IN DISTRICT COURT

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF BENSON

North Star Community Credit Union, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Vining Oil and Gas, LLC, )

Defendant. )

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree in foreclosure rendered and given by the District Court in and for the County of Benson, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District, entered and docketed in the office of the Clerk of said Court on the 3rd day of March, 2008, in an action wherein Vining Oil and Gas, LLC was defendant, in which decree it was adjudged that there was due and owing to the plaintiff upon said mortgage indebtedness, the sum of Eighty-one Thousand Seven Hundred Five Dollars and 18/100

($81,705.18) plus interest from February 19, 2008; by virtue of a writ of Special Execution to me issued out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I will sell said property described in said Judgment and hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, on the 6th day of May, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., and on that day, to set aside the amount due to plaintiff with accrued costs as of the date of sale, or so much thereafter as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.

The premises to be sold as aforesaid are located in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, described as follows:

Township 152, Range 69

Section 30: All that part of NE1/4SE1/4 described as: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the SE1/4, thence South along the section line a distance of 804.7 feet, thence West at right angles 110 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning on the highway right-of-way line, thence South along the right-of-way line a distance of 200 feet, thence 90 degrees to the West a distance of 150 feet, thence 90 degrees to the North a distance of 200 feet, thence 90 degrees to the East a distance of 150 feet to the point of beginning.

Dated this 17th day of March, 2008.

BENSON COUNTY SHERIFF

BY: /s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County

North Dakota

Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.

Attorney at Law

PO Box 668

Bismarck, ND 58502-0668

(701) 258-2400


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

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)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

March 18, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:00 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.

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

The board reviewed a letter from the Benson County Housing Authority dated March 12, 2008 regarding a vacant position on the housing authority board. Lee telephoned Shelly Kallenbach, director, to see if a commitment to serve was made by an interested party. Kallenbach informed Lee she would look into the matter.

A memo from North Central Planning Council dated March 12, 2008 was presented to the board giving notification of the 2008 CDBG Ranking Session to take place in the Devils Lake Armory meeting room on March 19, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

The board reviewed the mileage/activity report of the sheriff’s department.

The board also reviewed a list of proposed names submitted for the "name that road contest" for old Hwy. #281. The board concluded a committee should be formed to select a name from the list. The auditor/treasurer’s office will contact area residents to serve on the committee.

The board discussed attending an ILG class and the Northeast County Commissioners Association meeting on April 1, 2008 in Devils Lake.

A memo dated March 12, 2008, from Michael Connor, Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board (DLBJWRDB), was read regarding the update of the road and railroad inventory. The minutes from the March 12, 2008 meeting of the DLBJWRDB were also read along with a letter dated March 6, 2008 on surface water drainage for the City of Warwick.

Jim and Diane Yri of West Bay Resort met with the board regarding Pelican Lake access for boaters. Jim Yri stated he presented a proposal for a boat dock area off of his property in Sec. 31 of Riggin Township to the ND Game & Fish Department. He asked if the board would send a letter supporting the proposal to the ND Game & Fish Department. He presented the board with a list of water depth measurements taken in the area. Sheriff Rohrer came to the meeting at 9:30 a.m. The board told him of the proposed plan for a boat access area. He questioned the possibility of having lighting in the access area. Jim Yri commented that the Lake Region Anglers Association supports his proposal and he is willing to donate fill material for the docking area. The board informed him a letter of support would be sent to Terry Steinwand of the ND Game & Fish Department.

Shelly Kallenbach called to notify the board Genevieve Smith of Minnewaukan is interested in filling the vacant position on the Benson County Housing Authority Board. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to appoint Genevieve Smith to the Benson County Housing Authority Board to fill the position of Ray Scherr effective immediately. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to appoint Carol Kurtz to the Benson County Social Service Board to complete the term of Christie Jaeger who resigned. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Custodian Lyle Dodds met with the board and requested permission to dispose of old heaters stored in the courthouse attic. The board granted permission to dispose of the heaters.

Doris Randle, Benson County Recorder, met with the board regarding the possibility of hiring additional help in her office. She stated additional help is no longer needed as the program that was to create extra work was dropped by the state. She discussed the anticipated refund from NDRIN.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $51,966.84 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $4,000.00 from the Miscellaneous General Fund to the Emergency Disaster Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a proposed distribution method for state aid funds to fire districts. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to distribute the state aid dollars allocated to the fire districts based on the percentage of county and non-county tax dollars to be collected from the fire districts. The state aid distribution calculation will need to be re-figured annually.

The board reviewed the Benson County Transportation bills. A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Rod Lindstrom of Surety Title Company met with the board. He stated there should be no premium rate changes for the county insurance policy.

The motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 11:32 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


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

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)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

February 6, 2008

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held at 12 noon. February 6, 2008 in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Galen Robertson and Marty Greywater. Absent were Derrick Dauphinais and Raymond Cavanaugh. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Charles "Chip" Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Liz Nelson, Hayley Ness, Rick Smith, Dean Dauphinais Jr., Ray Garcia and Kevin Dauphinais.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:25 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the Agenda/Consent Agenda as is. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

Bills approved for payment are as follows:

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

FEBRUARY, 2008

Abilitations $176.92

Acme Electric 189.57

Alltel 346.56

America’s Best Value Inn 227.76

Anderson, Charles 168.50

Anderson, Stephanie 198.50

Anderson, Stephanie 82.24

Auto Owners Insurance 3,800.11

Azure, Lane 122.41

Belgarde, Erin 45.16

Benson Co Farmers Press 1,044.48

Best Western Doublewood

Inn 570.00

Beyond Play 261.86

Bright Pages 231.00

Central Distributing 168.42

Country Counseling &

Consulting 2,190.00

Dakota Boys Ranch 302.54

Dakota Horizon Youth

Center 170.72

Dell Marketing LP 1,620.13

EduTech 349.44

Environments Pre3child 80.10

Food Service of America 212.86

Grand Forks Public School 312.75

Greywater, Marty 448.50

Guy, Elaine 81.00

H.E. Everson Co 68.96

Haan Crafts 234.30

Heart of America Medical

Center 921.55

HeartStation 124.85

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 15.50

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 35.00

Holiday Inn-Grand Forks 198.00

Jacobson, Ronald 210.00

Jaymar Business Forms 130.21

Johnson, Sandra 64.09

Jurassic Sands 129.00

Kmart 250.13

Lake Region Teacher

Center 100.00

Lake Shore Basics 700.00

LBE & Associates 413.00

Leevers County Market 1,602.24

Literacy First Process 3,400.00

Little Caesar’s Pizza 233.22

Longie, Erich 373.50

Lori’s Countryside Quilting 300.00

LRP Publications 223.00

Luis Cafe 95.00

MDU 218.81

Napa Auto Parts 30.25

ND Telephone Co 1,859.13

NDDTSEA 50.00

Nelson, Liz 45.16

Nelson, Liz 33.77

Northeast Education

Services 25.00

Office & Technology 1,722.70

Paul’s Grocery 877.83

PDI-Literacy First 13,500.00

Pearce & Durick 381.24

Purchase Power 1,000.00

Ramada Inn-Grand Forks 54.00

Reslock Printing 980.00

Riverdeep, Inc 834.00

Robertson, Galen 373.50

Rose’s Stitch & Sew 336.78

Sam’s Club 105.00

Sears 509.99

Service Tire, Inc 882.29

Spirit Lake Marina 627.25

Super Duper Publications 96.78

Tate Topa Tribal School 4,683.10

Teen Ink 149.00

Thompson Publishing 299.00

Thompson Publishing 29.50

Tracy’s Market 277.34

Trottier, Wayne Jr 198.50

Vilie, Linda 1,111.52

Volk Human Services 283.50

Wal-Mart 3,899.99

White House Cafe 150.00

Xerox Corp 2,684.02

Xerox Corp 628.88

SUBTOTAL 62,160.91

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Anderson’s $1,173.62

Bakers Dozen 425.46

Benson, Bonnie 81.00

Berhow, Suzanne 45.00

Best Buy 673.37

Bingham, Jerry 110.00

Borgen, Jodie 100.00

Brown, Celestine 105.00

Brown, Kent 380.00

Bull, Lawrence 180.00

Campus Team Wear 317.68

Carrington HS 222.70

Christianson, Melody 102.00

Clear Channel Radio

Minot 84.00

Coaches Choice 2,600.90

Coca-Cola 2,932.50

Dauphinais, Dean Jr 330.07

Dauphinais, Dean Sr 140.00

Diffo, Mandy 180.00

Double Z Broadcasting 39.95

Dynamite Productions 100.00

Eversvik, Denise 45.00

FTPSD #30 184.66

Gerrells of DL 1,190.22

Greywater, Sheldon 280.00

Hagen’s Super Valu 303.66

Harvey HS 295.61

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 151.61

Howard, Catherine 180.00

Ironshield, Ronni 40.00

Johnson, Dave 313.00

JS Vending 4,964.96

Klebe, Cindy 140.00

Klier, Dean 474.50

Krantz’s Greenhouse 170.00

Ladin, Troy 4,250.00

Lakeview Dairy 2,098.08

Lakota Public HS 282.14

Little Caesar’s Pizza 60.00

Lohnes, John 340.00

Lorenz, Kraig 100.00

Maddock Public HS 343.16

Mertens, Joe 30.00

Mertens, Travis 30.00

Midkota Public HS 179.43

NDHSAA 432.45

New Rockford Public HS 194.57

Oriental Trading Co 196.25

Palmer, Chad 415.50

Pepsi-Cola Bottling 2,526.12

Ploium, Corey 353.00

Prom Nite 1,880.73

Royal Fork Buffet, Minot 218.12

Select Therapy 160.00

Smith, Rick 240.00

Smith, Rick 240.00

Steinmann, Nancy 50.00

Sundre, Kevin 550.50

Thompson, Sheila 170.00

Training Room, Inc 31.09

Trottier, Wayne Jr 116.50

Wells County HS 154.87

Yankton, Doug 300.00

Yankton, Justin 62.50

Yankton, Justin 120.00

SUBTOTAL 35,181.48

TOTAL 97,342.39

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

FEBRUARY 2008

Payroll $167,866.76

Social Security 21,275.92

Medicare 4,976.08

Federal W/Holding 15,021.33

State W/Holding 1,876.00

NDTFFR 20,343.26

Aflac 316.46

BCBSND 28,954.30

Discovery Benefits 842.50

IRS 187.80

ND State Disbursement 863.15

NDPERS 3,269.20

Spirit Lake Court 50.00

Spirit Lake Housing 362.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

TOTAL 266,504.76

SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mrs. Ness updated the board on the special education department. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Robertson, to approve out-of-state travel for Merita Dablow Aldayel to attend the National Special Education Conference on May 4-7, 2008 in North Carolina. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

LIZ NELSON’S REPORT: Mrs. Nelson informed the board about the upcoming e-rate bid that is due. She gave the bids that the school received and her recommendations. Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to accept ND Telephone Company for the local telephone portion, ND Telephone Company for the long distance portion, Connecting Point for the maintenance portion and SchoolCenter for the Web hosting portion proposals for the e-rate grant. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the updated Dispute Resolution Policy to include enrollment and placement of homeless students. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

ATTENDANCE OFFICER’S REPORT: Mr. Dean Dauphinais Jr. discussed the 86% overall attendance percentage in the high school. He explained that he is restructuring his attendance incentive program. He would like to give bigger prizes to entice and motivate the students. He knows it is a costly proposal so he plans on going to local vendors.

He will give his proposal to the vendors to see if they would be able to contribute in any way. Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the Attendance Incentive Program Funding Proposal. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson updated the board on the student bullying training and the student drug testing policy. More discussion will be held after the basketball seasons are over in the April monthly board meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Robertson, to approve the minutes of January 9, 15 and 25, 2008 as is. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Robertson, to approve the resignation of Barbara Walking Eagle as the high school librarian effective May 23, 2008. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier discussed with the board members the following topics: the extra-curricular bus, February travel, upcoming board training, School Turn Around Project, facilities, and drug-testing.

BOARD STIPENDS: Discussion was held on when board stipends should be released. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robertson, to have the monthly board stipend included in the monthly board meeting packet. And the monthly stipend amount will be based on the board member’s attendance of the prior month’s meetings. Three in favor.

Two absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robertson, to adjourn.

Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:38 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


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)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

February 20, 2008

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held on February 20, 2008. In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Greg Thomas, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy. Those absent were Patricia Anderson and Karen Peterson.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the January 16 meeting as read.

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

NDASA $125.00

Wal-Mart 66.30

ND Telephone Co 106.51

Toshiba 76.61

NEBS 154.42

Follett 35.40

Staples 111.67

Foss Trucking 825.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 45.44

Farmers Union 1,479.29

ND Retirement 3,267.96

Discount Office Supply 57.46

State Auditor 125.00

US Food Services 291.06

Stringer Business 139.54

Center Coal 456.50

Otter Tail Power Co 496.72

Anne Blake 313.64

Mary Ann Broe 42.30

Sara Hazle 438.52

Cindy Jelle-Ray 75.95

Damian Kennedy 648.48

Betty Rushfeldt 42.30

Renae Kennedy 70.03

Paula Deckert 46.18

Corey Ploium 50.00

NCYI 104.63

Kenneth Ploium 473.66

Cindy Knowlen 554.10

Colin Barstad 554.10

Paul Stensland 69.26

Naomi Damschen 115.44

Discount School Supplies 119.97

Ramkota Hotel 55.00

Follett 400.27

Scholastic 23.60

Old Business: There are no applications for the kindergarten position. We will be able to use REAP money for a library minor.

New Business: Sara Hazle turned in a letter of resignation. School will advertise for elementary position opening. The board has agreed to make a sizeable payment on the school’s Certificate of Indebtedness in April.

The remaining 2007-08 budget was looked at, as well as a projection of the 2008-09 budget. There was discussion on raises for the employees. No action was taken.

The principal discussed the upcoming events and presented the 2008-09 school calendar.

Renae Kennedy presented the financial reports.

The next board meeting will be March 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

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

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 5, 2008

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 5, 2008 in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater and Galen Robertson. Absent were Raymond Cavanaugh and Derrick Dauphinais. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Jan Greene, Chip Anderson, Dean Dauphinais Jr., Byron Engberg, Liz Nelson and Rick Smith.

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Greywater motioned to approve the agenda/consent agenda as presented. Seconded by Mr. Robertson.

Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

MARCH 2008

Ace Industrial $210.35

Alltel 202.44

Anderson, Charles 266.50

Anderson, Stephanie 266.50

Audiovisual, Inc 10,996.50

AutoOwners Insurance 5,697.67

AutoOwners Insurance 1,176.73

Azure, Lane 157.00

Barnes & Noble, Fargo 943.70

Benson Co Farmers Press 257.92

Best Western Doublewood-

Bismarck 192.00

Best Western Doublewood-

Bismarck 210.00

Best Western Doublewood-

Bismarck 110.00

Brusven, Dennis 240.50

Bull, Scott 50.00

Carlson, Eilene 136.60

Carlson, Eilene 127.60

Cash & Carry 1,095.70

Central Distribution 14.52

Coit, Sharon 1,163.05

Connecting Point 1,352.40

Cook, Brooke 75.00

County Counseling 3,120.00

Dakota Boys Ranch 1,815.24

Dakota Horizon 207.68

Dauphinais, Derrick 541.50

Devils Lake Park Board 60.00

Ecolab Pest Control 75.00

Engberg, Byron 186.00

Films Media 106.89

Foods Services of America 242.86

Four Winds Athletic Dept 220.00

Grand Forks Herald 12.00

Grand International Inn-

Minot 130.00

Greene, Jan 166.88

Greywater, Marty 541.50

Greywater, Marty 763.50

Haldemann 17,640.00

Harcourt Assessment 57.00

Harrington, Denise 339.50

JS Vending 178.64

Klebe, Cindy 16.08

Kmart 146.55

Lakeside Lock & Key 25.00

Leevers County Market 218.50

Longie, Erich 541.50

Longie, Erich 708.25

Lowes-Grand Forks 93.56

Luis Cafe 100.00

Marketplace 274.97

Medco 23.52

Mertens, Joe 240.50

Mindware 281.06

Montana Dakota Utilities 144.94

ND Telephone Co 862.02

ND Telephone Co 2,000.00

NDCTM 180.00

NDDTSEA 50.00

Ness, Hayley 161.00

NSBA 2,640.00

Office & Technology 83.76

Office & Technology 398.95

Office & Technology 246.00

Office & Technology 355.74

Olson, Jeff 30.00

Paul’s Grocery 797.15

Paul’s Grocery 104.72

Pearce & Durick 370.40

Reiman Publications 28.98

Renneberg Hardwood 520.00

Robertson, Galen 541.50

Robertson, Galen 763.50

Saari, Karen 339.50

Sage Publications 98.35

School Center 893.17

Settle Inn-Grand Forks 251.64

Spirit Lake EMS 80.00

Spirit Lake Marina 64.01

Swenson, Sandy 191.50

Tracy’s Market 94.83

Trottier, Wayne Jr 348.00

Volk Human Services 598.50

Wal-Mart 1,687.29

Wells Fargo Education

Services 2,000.00

Willert, Dan 157.00

Williston Public School 1,897.20

Xerox Corp 3,020.03

SUBTOTAL 76,016.04

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Alberts, Lawrence $300.00

Coaches Choice 2,068.05

Comfort Inn-Minot 600.00

Days Inn-Grand Forks 615.92

Double Z Broadcasting 339.95

I-Design 694.92

Longie, Chuck 79.50

Longie, Joe 79.50

Moderne Class Co 497.40

NDHSAA 5,002.00

NDIAAA 215.00

Select Therapy 378.42

Smith, Rick 5,000.00

The Foster Co Independent 107.00

Thompson, Sheila 79.50

Training Room, Inc 80.89

Yankton, Doug 300.00

SUBTOTAL 16,438.05

TOTAL 92,454.09

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

MARCH 2008

Payroll $167,878.70

Social Security 21,277.30

Medicare 4,976.54

Federal W/Holding 15,473.94

State W/Holding 1,848.00

NDTFFR 19,560.98

BCBSND 25,954.30

Aflac 316.46

NDPERS 3,151.55

Discovery Benefits 842.50

ND State Disburse 866.15

Spirit Lake Tribe 200.00

Spirit Lake Housing 362.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

IRS 187.80

TOTAL 63,196.22

Dr. Longie at this time wanted to recognize Mr. Robertson for his advocating of the charter bus for the school and thank him.

21st CENTURY DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mrs. Greene updated the board on the current grant. Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to approve the application for the 21st Century Grant proposal. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mr. Smith informed the board regarding the girls’ basketball district tournament, out-of-state travel and Audiovisual Inc. proposal. Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve out-of-state travel for Jeff Fuchs to attend the Nike Coaches Clinic in Las Vegas, Nev. May 8-11, 2008.

Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the Audiovisual, Inc. proposal for the high school gymnasium speaker system. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

DRUG COUNSELOR DISCUSSION: Dr. Longie explained the Character Education Program. He stated it focused on education but would include drug awareness. The due date is March 31, 2008. Discussion was held on the cost and if it includes grades K-12. Dr. Longie stated it would depend on the Tate Topa Tribal School. Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to explore the possibilities of the Character Education Program Grant. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson updated the board regarding depression screening, Schoolwide Budget, preliminary copy of the school calendar, the effectiveness of the High Schools That Work Program and the Virginia School Turnaround Program. Discussion was held on the Attendance Plan Proposal for clarification.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to approve the minutes of February 6, 2008 as presented.

Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Discussion was held on the Schoolwide Title Budget.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robertson, to approve the personnel report. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: The items discussed were the BIE Facilities Budget, Zero Tolerance Policy, charter bus, negotiations and upcoming meeting with the students. The board received a list from the Fort Totten Education Association of who it is representing. The board wanted only a list of the teachers they were representing and passed on the information to Mr. Engberg.

BUS BID: Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the bus bid from Gordon Nelson. Three in favor. Two absent.

Motion carried.

OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Mr. Robertson made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to approve out-of-state travel for board members and Dr.

Trottier to attend the NSBA conference in Orlando, Fla. March 28 – April 1, 2008. Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

The superintendent’s evaluation will be tabled until the next meeting.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robertson, to adjourn.

Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 2:03 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 14, 2008

A regular meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held at 9:30 a.m. in the board room at Expressway Inn & Suites in Fargo.

Present were: Erich Longie, Marty Greywater and Derrick Dauphinais.

Absent were Raymond Cavanaugh and Galen Robertson. Also present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Chip Anderson.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 9:40 a.m.

SUPERINTENDENT’S EVALUATION: The board will discuss the results at the next meeting.

DISCUSSION HELD ON 08-09 SCHOOL YEAR: Mr. Anderson discussed with the board plans for the upcoming school year such as moving classrooms, co-op work opportunities, reduction in staff, Schoolwide Title Director position and the librarian position.

Dr. Longie would like to see three items worked on next year. This being discipline, attendance and outreach to the community.

Currently, the board has three people doing outreach. Can we show them a new direction or tools? What doesn’t work with the attendance officers. What do we need to change? The board would like to set the stage in July to have something ready for the upcoming school year on how to get parents more involved. One suggestion is not to have the monthly newsletter be so overwhelming with information for parents.

The board would like to review the handbook this summer as well.

The Schoolwide Title Director’s job description will be the responsibility of Mr. Anderson since he knows what the school needs.

CODE OF ETHICS FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: Dr. Longie would like to change it to Code of Conduct for board members and have it in place by June.

1. Role as board members – no authority until in a board meeting.

2. Follow Robert’s Rules of Order – set an example for other boards.

3. Respect shown for other board members and staff.

4. Two hour time limit on meetings. Table issues if needed.

BOARD/ADMINISTRATION COMMUNICATION: The board would like to see administration work things out internally before they bring things to the board for recommendation. Dr. Longie would like to see the administrators educate board members by giving concise information.

He doesn’t want them to assume board members know everything. When issues come to the board, the administration should be on the same page or in agreement ready to give a recommendation. The understanding is the board and administration are on the same team and the key to good teamwork is communication.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Dauphinais, to adjourn.

Three in favor. Two absent. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President

 



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