5/7/2008 – Public Notices


 

 

ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD

ELECTION NOTICE

ONE OPENING ON FORT TOTTEN

PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD

Stephanie Anderson, business manager of the Fort Totten Public School Board, has announced there will be one (1) position open on the board. This position will be a three (3) year term. The candidate shall reside within the rural areas of the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 and shall be voted upon by the district at large.

Anyone wishing to run for this election must file a statement setting forth the candidate’s name and the position for which the person is a candidate. Candidates must also sign and file a Statement of Interest with the school district business manager. The final date for filing will be at 4:30 p.m. on May 15, 2008.

Anyone who is 18 years of age and has resided in the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 for at least 30 days preceding the election is entitled to vote and/or file as a candidate in this school board election.

The annual school board election will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fort Totten Blue Building meeting room.

(Publish April 30 & May 7 & 14, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

April 8, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held March 8,

2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Library. Present were Mayor Yri, and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Claudette Carlson. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom and city assessor Ellen Huffman. Also present were Kelli and Joe Clifton, Trish and Aaron McQuoid.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to approve the agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

The equalization meeting was held. Ellen Huffman presented her assessments. The McQuoids felt that personal property should not be included in the purchase price. The assessor agreed with them. The value will be reduced from the suggested value to the previous value.

Carlson made a motion, seconded by Huffman, to accept this value. The motion carried unanimously.

Because of the uncertainty of whether a notice was sent to the Bakers, the council accepted the findings of the assessor with the exception of parcel # 45 0001 109830 000. If disputed, the Bakers will have an opportunity to attend the May council meeting and present their assessment to the council. The city assessor also suggested that the council raise residential values by eight percent.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to accept these terms. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to approve the minutes of March 11, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.

The park board agenda item was tabled until a later date.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Carlson, to table the police contract agenda item until a later date. The motion carried unanimously.

The agenda item policing for the 125th celebration will be tabled until a later date.

Mayor Yri arrived at the meeting.

Motis made a motion, seconded by Carlson, to table the dehumidifier agenda item until a later date. The motion carried unanimously.

A discussion was held regarding city buildings that are in disrepair.

The ND Health Department will be looking into this.

A snow removal ordinance was discussed.

A motion was made by Carlson, seconded by Motis, to retain all of the

2007 payment in lieu of taxes received from Benson County Housing in the amount of $3,581.80. This motion was made with the stipulation that this action be approved by Tom Traynor. The motion carried unanimously.

The employee handbooks were reviewed.

The cleaning of the library rest rooms was discussed. A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Staloch, to change the gender assigned rest rooms in the library. The women’s rest room will now be a public rest room and the men’s rest room will now be an employee rest room.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Staloch, to approve a street sweeping contract with Lake Region Ready Mix. This will run between $4,000 and $4,500. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Motis, to pay all bills.

The motion carried unanimously.

FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND

AmeriPride $62.59

Huffman, S. 952.50

McQuoid’s Grocery 46.20

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,211.01

GARBAGE FUND

Double M Sanitation 2,835.00

GENERAL FUND

Benson Co. Sheriff $300.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 99.20

Huffman, S. 22.25

Johnson Electric 4,542.84

Kitsch Heating 130.00

McQuoid’s Grocery 40.61

Motis, M. 139.73

Municipal Government 65.00

ND Telephone Co. 99.12

North Country Heating 7,879.49

One Call 3.72

Otter Tail Power Co. 251.77

Staloch Insurance 3,587.00

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Weed, L. 87.76

Payroll 1,321.29

Library Fund

Payroll $666.67

Abdo Publishing 440.70

Baker and Taylor 674.00

Creative Impressions 213.00

STREET FUND

McQuoid’s Grocery 76.00

Minnewaukan Fire Dept. 300.00

NAPA 31.98

Otter Tail Power Co. 588.87

WATER FUND

Allan’s Furnace Service $1,426.96

Alltel 61.88

ND Dept. of Health 394.40

ND Telephone Co. 83.49

Northern Plains Electric 317.12

McQuoid’s Grocery 2.05

Otter Tail Power Co. 151.72

Radisson Hotel 110.00

Payroll 2,464.35

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT

OF BENSON COUNTY,

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA,

PROBATE DIVISION, Probate No. 03-08-P-08.

In the Matter of the Estate of Gerald S. Rice, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the above-named Estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.

Claims should either be presented to the undersigned as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate at Post Office Box 110, Fargo, North Dakota 58107-0110, or filed with the Court.

Dated this 25th day of April, 2008.

/s/ Anna Olson

Anna Olson

Co-Personal Representative

/s/ Ellen Nilson

Ellen Nilson

Co-Personal Representative

Joseph A. Turman

DeMars & Turman, Ltd.

505 Broadway, Suite 207

PO Box 110

Fargo, ND 58107-0110

(701) 293-5592

Attorneys for Co-Personal Representatives First publication on the 30th day of April, 2008.

(Publish April 30 & May 7 & 14, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

April 15, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held April 15, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Brian Bubach and Principals Kim Anderson and Penny Leier. Guests were Randy Benson, Nadley Buehler, Mavis Maloney, Gary Wald and Lu and Addie Mathison.

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

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the minutes of March 12 and 26, the General Fund bills totaling $28,724.18, food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

Acme Electric $97.23

Belle Trucking 4,869.63

Benson Co. Farmers Press 140.80

Blow’s Sew-n-Vac 49.75

Brandvold, Allen 200.00

Cenex Convenience Card 268.07

City of Maddock 4,289.56

Cole Papers 254.12

Daeley, David 74.40

Dakota Web Composers 90.00

Devils Lake Journal 115.00

Ecolab Pest Elimination 111.00

EduTech 210.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 5,822.68

Food Service Fund 26.28

Gaffaney’s of Minot 1,143.02

Gus’s Auto Supply 64.32

Harlow’s Bus Sales 112.15

Hoffner, Mary 80.00

Information Technology

Dept. 316.54

Instrumentalist, The 104.00

Johnson Clinic, PC 179.00

Jostens Printing &

Publishing 54.93

JS Vending 325.08

Kidspeace Corporation 6,327.36

Markestad, Rachel 49.52

Networking Specialists Inc. 117.00

ND Telephone Co. 334.69

Northern Trophy &

Engraving 154.70

Popplers Music 125.90

Primary Concepts 277.20

Quill Corporation 496.35

Ramkota Hotel 79.00

SimplexGrinnell 836.50

Simply Cellular 204.90

Surety Title Co. 233.00

Taylor Music Inc. 362.00

The Bread Box 28.00

Topbulb.com 38.72

Tracy’s Market 61.78

Principals reported on Academic Challenge events, lyceum programs scheduled and the international science fair.

Mr. Bubach stated that certified staff contracts were issued April 1 and most have been signed and returned to the office. The contracts are due April 30.

The school van will no longer be legal for transporting students as of July 1, 2008. As of this date, any school transportation vehicle with a passenger capacity of 10-15 persons must meet all the criteria of a school bus or activity bus. No decision was made in regards to the van.

Benson County students viewed a serious accident simulation this morning, presented by local law enforcement and fire and ambulance agencies. Many positive comments have been received.

Other topics of discussion included the summer building projects and a suicide prevention research program.

The next regular meeting will be May 13 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

The meeting was followed by the Long Range Planning presentation by Mr. Bubach. A question and answer period followed.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

April 24, 2008

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held April 24, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, David Kenner, Linda Ellingson, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to accept the resignation of Supt. Brian Bubach, effective June 30, 2008. The roll call vote was all in favor.

The principals offered several issues to consider. Mrs. Anderson submitted a letter of interest for a combined superintendent-secondary principal position. This however would open up her teaching duties and the athletic director position. Mrs. Leier informed the board that she is considering retirement but would like to return half-time this fall as the elementary principal. She will inform the board next week about her decision.

Mr. Bubach assured the board that Mrs. Anderson is very capable of handling this combined position. He also stated that she is qualified to be the elementary principal, and that the combination of superintendent-elementary principal would allow the board the hiring flexibility it needs when future senior high staff combinations are required.

A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to offer a superintendent-senior high principal contract to Mrs. Anderson. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A special meeting was scheduled for May 1 at 5:30 p.m. to consider teacher vacancies. The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK PUBLIC SCHOOL

May 1, 2008

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held May 1, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, David Kenner, Linda Ellingson, Superintendent Brian Bubach, Principals Penny Leier and Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were Randy Benson and Joleen Risovi.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to accept the agenda. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to offer a letter of employee for 2008 Driver Education in June. The roll call vote was all in favor.

Mrs. Leier presented a letter of resignation, effective June 13, 2008. A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Kenner, to accept the resignation. The roll call vote was all in favor. The board expressed their appreciation for all her years of service.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the superintendent-senior high principal contract to Mrs. Anderson for $65,000. This will be a 12 month contract for 200 days worked, of which 180 days will be worked during the school term. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to advertise for one FTE elementary position and a music teacher with other combinations considered. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to amend the contract to Mrs. Markestad to allow an additional 100 hours of compensation, prorated at her contract’s hourly rate. The roll call vote was all in favor.

The board approved Mr. Bubach’s request to purchase his laptop computer from the school.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

(Minutes are presented for publication prior to board approval.)


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

May 12, 2008 – 3:30 p.m.

I. Call to order

II. Additions to and approval of agenda

III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak. B. Discussion about five year plan. Public is welcome to attend.

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. Five year plan; B. Summer work; C. Co-op meeting report; 1. coaches, schedule; D. Staffing issues; 1. science opening; E. Non-certified contracts; F. AYP – school improvement VIII. New business A. Administrators’ contracts; B. Preliminary budget IX. Principals’ reports X. Next meeting date and time XI. Adjournment (Publish May 7, 2008)


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