4/16/2008 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

February 6, 2008

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers. Also present were Randy Thompson, Laura Every, Corey Erickson, Ron Carlson, Superintendent Jury, Ryan Hanson, Ellen Salisbury, Andrew St. Vincent and Sharon Mudget. Terry Yri was absent.

Discussion was held on the seventh grade class behavior.

Myron Jury

Superintendent

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

February 22, 2008

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers. Also present were Laura Every, Corey Erickson and Dianne Mikkelson. Randy Thompson, Terry Yri and Superintendent Jury were absent.

Every made a motion, seconded by Erickson, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $657.27

Alltel 70.65

ACDA 175.00

Avi Systems 2,761.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 16.00

BlueCross BlueShield 832.50

Bremer Bank-DL 24,960.51

Bremer Bank-Rugby 29,342.04

BW Doublewood-Bismarck 55.00

Jean Callahan 214.70

Mike Callahan 48.50

Cando School 15.00

Capital One Bank 550.42

City of Minnewaukan 625.63

Curriculum Advantage 374.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 2,750.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 40.00

EcoLab 96.00

Bonnie Erickson 431.68

Farm Plan 52.20

Farmers Union Oil Co 6,266.16

Mary Feist 50.00

Ferrellgas 5,121.32

Grand Forks Public

Schools 164.70

Lyndee Heser 50.00

Holiday Inn-Grand Forks 229.98

Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 665.08

Johnson Controls 183.75

JS Vending & Wholesale 387.36

Lake Area Career & Tech

Center 24,584.05

Lake Lumber 234.24

Lake Region Special Ed 10,827.10

Lake Region State College 3,675.00

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass

Supply 586.42

Lannie Simonson Bldg

Co, Inc 96.00

Mac’s, Inc 47.77

McQuoid’s Grocery 2,588.75

MENC 60.00

Mills Packing & Bottling,

LLC 114.19

Napa Auto Parts 3,634.77

NDASA 125.00

ND All-State 15.00

NDKA 40.00

ND Telephone Co 521.50

Office Depot 638.94

Otter Tail Power Co 4,759.52

Poppler’s Music, Inc 367.85

Postmaster 227.50

Quill Corp 113.77

Ramkota Hotel 110.00

Rolla High School 20.00

Staloch Insurance 6,977.00

Stein’s, Inc 557.24

Sundance 1,507.82

Supreme School Supply 50.52

Towner Co Medical Center 279.50

Wal-Mart 448.29

TOTAL 141,585.26

ACTIVITY FUND

Frey $185.94

Gerrell’s & Co, Inc 244.10

JS Vending & Wholesale 288.98

McQuoid’s Grocery 10.25

Pepsi Co 3,297.50

Pitsco, Inc 98.33

Pizza Corner Frozen

Pizza 285.00

US Food Service-GF 152.92

Wal-Mart 44.00

TOTAL 4,607.02

HOT LUNCH

JS Vending & Wholesale $328.87

McQuoid’s Grocery 152.86

Meadow Sweet Dairy 1,130.24

Donna Smith 21.34

SNA 64.00

US Food Service-GF 4,121.92

TOTAL 5,819.23

The next meeting will be March 17, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Erickson made a motion, seconded by Every, to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

February 4, 2008

The Leeds City Council met in regular session at 6 p.m on February 4,

2008 at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Jeff Jacobson and Cal Schlieve.

Letters will be sent to dog owners whose dogs are running loose. The auditor is to contact the Benson County Sheriff’s Office if the situation is not taken care of with the letters from the city.

EDC Gaming has inquired about using office space in the city hall building. The city police office is available so they will be contacted to have a look at the space and possibly use it for the gaming office.

The old clinic building was discussed as a possibility for space to use also, in the event that Noridian needs to expand.

The water project was discussed. A motion was made by Councilman Jacobson, seconded by Councilman Schlieve, to include the drilling of a new well in the original water project and to proceed as needed.

The motion carried.

The freezing of the 50,000 gallon water tower was discussed and a claim will be filed with insurance. For now, it is no longer in use.

Sheena Schmeets was told to check into pricing of a gas engine pump for the air release valve and manhole pumping. She will also be gone for the water convention and to do testing March 3, 4 and 5.

The auditor will be checking with Senator Dorgan’s office regarding funding for projects related to water.

Councilman Jacobson made a motion, seconded by Councilman Schlieve, to approve the January 2008 meeting minutes as read. The motion carried.

A motion to approve bills was made by Councilman Schlieve and seconded by Councilman Jacobson. The motion carried.

Bills are as follows:

Salaries $3,918.38

Mark Butz 600.00

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Benson Co Sheriff’s Office 200.00

Diane Hoffman 66.63

Mystery Guild 53.45

Postmaster 24.60

B & H Oil 106.30

NPEC 862.37

Chad’s Amoco 331.34

L & H Plumbing 154.47

Bursinger Drilling 4,291.09

H & H Coating 4,200.00

Sheena Schmeets 201.02

All Seasons Water 265.50

Hawkins 1,086.17

Darrell’s Electric 314.76

BND 2,400.00

ND Labs 16.00

ND Rural Water Systems

Assn 75.00

ND Water & Pollution

Control Conf. 20.00

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Other bills paid in February are as follows:

ND Telephone Co $55.05

Otter Tail Power Co 2,204.41

UCB 1,055.04

Leeds Airport Authority 2,917.87

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

March 3, 2008

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on March 3, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Cal Schlieve, Betty Anderson, Jeff Jacobson and Jady Stuberg. Also present were Attorney Mark Butz and Sheena Schmeets.

Delinquent water bills were discussed and Attorney Butz was asked to send letters to the severely delinquent users.

A motion to renew CD #11301 was made by Councilman Schlieve and seconded by Councilman Jacobson. The motion carried.

A motion to allow a special beer and liquor license to KJ’s, Inc. was made by Councilman Jacobson and seconded by Councilwoman Anderson.

The motion carried.

Elections were discussed. The terms of Councilwoman Anderson and Councilman Stuberg will expire. Betty Anderson will be running again for a four- year term but Jady Stuberg will not run for re-election.

All forms to have a spot on the ballot must be turned in to the city auditor by 4 p.m. on April 11, 2008.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Anderson, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to put a bid for gravel notice in the Benson County Farmers Press. The motion carried.

Fluoride in the water was discussed and tabled. Schmeets brought literature on why the water supply doesn’t need the fluoride but the council would like her to check with other cities regarding this issue.

Questions about zoning were brought up in regard to the Dokken/Old Clinic building. There is no zoning in place at this time.

Jason Lee joined the meeting to discuss the Advisory Study Committee Report and Recommendation. Jason has volunteered to attend the council meetings and take concerns back to the county commissioners.

Putting in a new culvert on the dumpgroundgolf course road was discussed.

Discussion was held regarding new Christmas street decorations. This was tabled and will be discussed at a later date.

A motion to pay bills was made by Councilman Stuberg, seconded by Councilman Jacobson. The motion carried.

Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Salaries $3,129.29

Hoiberg’s 41.96

Tracy’s Market 53.57

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

WSI 469.84

Postmaster 82.00

USDA Rural Development 1,611.00

B & H Oil Co. 105.68

L & H Plumbing 192.00

Chad’s Amoco 1,559.60

Northern Plains Electric 884.33

ASWUD 167.85

Paulson Supply 34.42

Hawkins 402.50

One Call 2.48

H & H Coatings 4,200.00

Sheena Schmeets (reimb.) 213.51

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Doubleday Book Club 77.93

Auto Owners Ins. 495.30

ND Telephone Co. 52.69

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,214.29

United Community Bank 825.66

Leeds Airport Authority 3,542.19

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


FINDING OF NO

SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

PROJECT: North Central Water Consortium REAP Zone Supply Project: New Water Distribution System

TO: All Interested Government Agencies and the Public As required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an environmental review has been performed on the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant for the above project.

PROJECT NUMBER: XP97866201

TOTAL COST: $4,145,301

EPA GRANT: $238,900

LOCAL SHARE: $195,500

USDA RUS: $3,710,901

The proposed project consists of construction of pumping, storage and water mains for the participating residents of southern Benson, southern Pierce and northern Wells Counties to provide a reliable source of quality potable water for rural residents who already live in the area. The project will supply drinking water to the Community of Esmond and supply for the users would come from Central Plains Water District Reservoir #2. New pumps and additional storage will be installed by Central Plains Water District to increase the capacity of the system. One booster station is necessary within the distribution system.

Pumping Station: The project will provide for construction of a pumping station with a storage capacity of 50,000 gallons of water and re-pumping at a rate of up to 150 gallons per minute (gpm).

Pipelines: The project will consist of 180 miles of pipeline serving the south half of Benson, southern Pierce County and the northern portion of Wells County.

Storage Reservoir: Rehabilitation of the elevated storage reservoir in the Community of Esmond will provide the storage for the west side of Benson County.

The new construction and project upgrades were designed to provide for a reliable source of quality potable water for the rural residents who live in the area. The individual wells used by these residents yield poor quality water or water is hauled for domestic and agricultural needs. Most water quality in the project area exceeds the Secondary Health Standards with high levels of Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, Sulfates, Sodium, Iron, Magnesium, and in certain areas, such as McHenry County, Arsenic. In addition, wells in this area have varying ability to supply sufficient quantity of water. Overall, the City’s population growth has declined between the years 1990 to 2000. However, the population of farmsteads has remained stable.

The Project was reviewed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and it was determined that the Dakota Skipper butterfly, a candidate endangered species, is present in the Pierce County area. The FWS has recommended notification of the presence of Dakota Skippers if they are detected along the proposed route.

Approximately twenty wetlands ranging in size from one acre to five hundred acres and one hundred to seven hundred feet in width are located in the project area The project will require directional boring techniques under all wetlands and streams. If wetlands will be dredged or filled, a Clean Water Act Section 404 (b)(1) permit will be required by the Army Corp of Engineers. All wetlands must first be avoided. However, if avoidance is not possible, wetlands must be replaced on an acre-for-acre basis.

The North Dakota State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) reviewed the Cultural Resource Inventory Class I for the project area. A Class II reconnaissance survey has been recommended by SHPO. A Class III pedestrian survey has also been recommended for select project areas based on professional judgment of cultural resource potential.

No significant environmental impacts would result from the proposed action. Consequently, a preliminary decision not to prepare an EIS has been made. This action is taken on the basis of careful review of the engineering report, environmental information documents, and other supporting documentation which are available for public review at the office:

Office of NCRWC

Mr. Ralph Packulak

North Central Rural Water Consortium

c/o ND Rural Water Association

2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite #201

Bismarck, ND 58503

Phone: (701) 258-9249

Comments supporting or disagreeing with this decision may be submitted for consideration by the EPA, to:

Brian Friel

US EPA, Region 8 (8P-W-TF)

1595 Wynkoop Street

Denver, CO 80202-1129

After evaluating the comments received, EPA will make a final decision. No administrative action will be taken on the project for at least 30 calendar days after release of the Finding of No Significant Impact.

/s/ Larry Svoboda

Director, NEPA Program


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

April 2, 2008

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held April 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway, Ellen Truax, Lance Alexander and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Sylvester Hoffner was absent. Guests were Ellen Huffman and Audrey Boe Olson.

The annual tax equalization meeting of the Esmond City Council was held April 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Ellen Huffman of the Benson County Tax Equalization Office was present. She presented the council with the proposed changes on the following

properties: #41-1-9689, #41-1-9747, #41-3-9791, #41-3-9818-01, #41-4-9820, and #41-7-9885. Huffman also suggested the city raise the residential property taxes five percent or they could wait and have the county do it. Truax made a motion, seconded by Alexander, on the property changes. The motion carried.

Alexander made a motion, seconded by Solway, to wait for the county to raise the residential property taxes. The motion carried unanimously.

Audrey Boe Olson of Midwest Assistance Program was present. She briefed the council on what she sent to the city’s attorney and the progress with the rural water contract. She commented that rural water wants to hold a ground breaking ceremony in Esmond May 4 or 5.

A motion was made by Truax, seconded by Alexander, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 5, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.

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

Terry Schwab $418.28

Misti Arnold 554.10

ND Public Health 16.00

Waste Management 1,352.50

ND Telephone Co 54.58

Otter Tail Power Co 931.86

Benson Co Tax

Equalization 466.00

ND Dept of Health 963.60

Benson Co Farmers Press 87.68

Dakota Pump & Control 350.00

Farmers Union Oil 522.88

A second and final reading of Ordinance 98 was done. This ordinance grants Otter Tail Corporation 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. Solway made a motion, seconded by Truax, to accept the second and final reading. The motion carried unanimously.

Mowing bids for the City of Esmond are now being accepted. Please send bids to the City of Esmond, PO Box 56, Esmond, ND 58332-0056.

Please mark – MOWING BID – on the outside of the envelope. All bids will be opened and voted on at the next regular meeting May 7, 2008.

Anyone having questions concerning the mowing jobs please contact the mayor at 701-249-8368.

City-wide cleanup was discussed and dump ground hours were set. Free hauling of grass clippings, tree branches and cut up wood will be hauled to the dump ground May 12-30. The dump ground will open Saturdays starting May 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Set fees are $5 a pickup load and $10 a truck load. Items such as tires, appliances, asphalt shingles, furniture and food items are not acceptable.

Mayor Zimmerman is going to contact Terry Schwab to flush out the city manholes May 1.

Mayor Zimmerman asked permission to buy 10 more bags of asphalt, three chains and four locks. Solway made a motion, seconded by Alexander, to let him make the purchases. The motion carried unanimously.

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

Alexander made a motion, seconded by Truax, to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

March 12, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held March 12, 2008 at 7 a.m. Present were Vice president Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Nadley Buehler was a guest.

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 February 13, the General Fund bills totaling $31,419.37, food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Ace Industrial Supply $299.54

Acme Electric 154.40

American Solutions for

Business 503.40

Avi Systems 1,389.00

Belle Trucking 4,933.38

Benson Co Farmers Press 96.00

Cenex Convenience Card 100.00

City of Maddock 4,567.68

Dakota Web Composers 90.00

Devils Lake C&F Tire

Center 242.18

Devils Lake Public School 525.00

Doublewood Inn 64.00

Ellingson Radio & TV 33.50

Farmers Union Oil Co 7,282.65

Golden West Industrial

Supply 148.66

Grand International 110.00

Gus’s Auto Supply 36.10

Harlow’s Bus Sales 464.15

Hewlett Packard Co 1,530.00

Honeywell, Inc 1,225.25

Information Technology

Dept 158.27

Johnson Clinic, PC 94.00

Jostens Printing &

Publishing 359.81

JS Vending 395.03

JW Pepper 192.99

Kevlott Testing Services 25.00

Kidspeace Corporation 3,407.04

Kmart 28.42

Mandan High School 200.00

Medcenter One Occ

Health Clinic 25.00

Mid-American Research

Chem Co 64.01

Networking Specialists Inc 64.07

Parents for Alcohol &

Drug Ed 200.00

Popplers Music 201.31

Quill Corporation 1,014.15

Ramada Plaza Suites 172.16

Ramkota Hotel 110.00

Rieger Service 368.06

Share Corporation 127.54

Software House

International 75.84

Stein Chemical Co 115.52

Swenson, Shirley 125.00

Tracy’s Market 42.86

Zee Medical Service 58.40

Principals reported on parent-teacher conferences and student activities. Comments regarding the new school Web site are positive.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the letter prepared to support the Johnson Clinic. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Ellingson, to issue

2008-09 teacher contracts on April 1, according to the terms of the

2007-2009 negotiated agreement. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Lauinger, to approve the football co-op application and plan with Leeds and Minnewaukan. The roll call vote was all in favor.

The formal evaluation of Mr. Bubach was presented and discussed.

The next regular meeting will be April 15 at 5:30 p.m., followed by the district long-range planning meeting. The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

March 26, 2008

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held March 26, 2008 at 5:15 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach and Business Manger Brenda Fossen.

The meeting was held in executive session (NDCC 44-04-19.2).

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

March 28, 2008

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held March 28, 2008 at 7:15 a.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach, and Business Manger Brenda Fossen.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to issue a contract for 2008-09 to Supt. Brian Bubach with a salary increase of six percent. The roll call vote was all in favor.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Gail Anderson, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Richard O. Anderson, 4531 47th Ave. NE, Esmond, ND, 58332, or filed with the court.

Dated this 11th day of April, 2008.

-s-Richard O. Anderson

Richard O. Anderson

Personal Representative

-s-Galen J. Mack

Galen J. Mack, Esquire

Attorney for Personal Representative

First publication on the 16th day of April, 2008.

(Publish April 16, 23 & 30, 2008)


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 9, 16 & 23, 2008)



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