5/28/2008 – Public Notices


COUNTY NOTICE OF ELECTION


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

May 5, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held May 5, 2008 at

6 p.m. at the council chambers. Council President Rodney Maddock called the meeting to order. Present for roll call were council members Daniel Hoffert, Wayne Knatterud and Marilyn Allan. Mayor Kevin Winson was absent. Also present were Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel, Joe Schulte, Priscilla Backstrom and Lu Mathison.

Knatterud made a motion, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the minutes of the tax equalization meeting held on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 and the regular meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2008. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Knatterud, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.

Employee wages $3,655.42

Border States Electric

Supply 937.31

Northern Plains Electric 30,164.95

BlueCross BlueShield 1,789.30

Hawkins Chemical Inc. 1,097.42

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 712.50

Maddock Mini Mart 709.95

Penworthy Co. 34.05

Gus’s Auto Parts 77.43

Farmers Union Oil Co. 479.72

Frank Mosser 96.40

Priscilla Backstrom 158.34

Northern Water Works

Supply Inc. 163.06

Maddock Cafe & Lanes 31.15

Terpening Construction 1,200.00

Lannie Simonson Building

Co. Inc. 269.64

ND Surplus Property 144.00

Expressway Inn 110.00

The Bread Box 15.00

The Library Store 29.68

Linda Faleide 40.00

Custom Wood Products 825.98

Galls Inc. 39.99

Minot State University 20.00

Black Mountain Software 1,625.00

Northern Improvement Co. 400.00

Ramkota Hotel 110.00

MEI Engineering Inc. 600.00

Pamela Lee 34.72

Tracy’s Market 50.67

Double M Sanitation 3,705.00

University of North Dakota 25.00

Moody Publishers 29.62

Show Me Books Inc. 60.00

Duane Volk 992.37

4 Imprints Inc. 209.86

Maddock EDC 867.12

Frank Mosser 53.84

Visa 981.04

Custom Wood Products 620.00

ND Telephone Co. 318.33

Ramsey National Bank 1,328.58

State Tax Commissioner 100.17

Western Area Power Adm. 5,577.08

ND Pollution & Control

Conference 49.00

Job Service of ND 33.34

Ned Mitzel reported on current activities.

Frank Mosser presented an estimate from Ag Resources for a new Grasshopper mower for the amount of $6,825.00. After a brief discussion a motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, to purchase the mower if he could negotiate the price down to $6,500.00.

The motion carried.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Allan, for Frank Mosser and Keith Winson to pick up garbage weekly at the golf course. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Hoffert, to have the city be responsible for Mosser and Winson’s wages for the clean up of Lyle Miller’s lot and bill any costs to the property owner. The motion carried.

Joe Schulte of MEI Engineering was present to discuss the electrical rate study. He suggested implementing a $5 service charge in addition to the $13 minimum charge for each residential account. He also suggested an increase in the electric heat rate from .032 to .040 and an increase in the dual fuel rate from .027 to .035 effective August 1, 2008. A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, to implement the residential increase effective August 1, 2008. The motion carried.

Priscilla Backstrom was present on behalf of the American Legion baseball program. She asked the council for support for the 2008 season. A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, for the city to donate $1,000 to the program. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Allan, for Pam Lee to attend the Municipal Finance Officers Institute at MSU in June. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Allan, for the city to hire Thane Solberg for 20 hours per week during the month of May. The motion carried.

The following resolutions were read to approve them. Knatterud made a motion, seconded by Hoffert. The motion carried.

The resolutions read as follows:

In accordance with the North Dakota Century Code 57-02.2 the governing body of the City must pass a resolution stating it will allow residential improvement exemptions.

Whereas, the governing body of the City of Maddock has determined that it will be in the best interest of the taxpayers of Maddock City to allow residential tax exemptions to encourage growth in the residential community, upon the application and approval thereof.

Adopted this 5th day of May, 2008.

/s/ Kevin Winson

Mayor

/s/ Pamela Lee

City Auditor

In accordance with the North Dakota Century Code 57-02.2 the governing body of the City must pass a resolution stating it will allow commercial improvement exemptions.

Whereas, the governing body of the City of Maddock has determined that it will be in the best interest of the taxpayers of Maddock City to allow commercial tax exemptions to the encouragement of commercial growth, upon the application and approval thereof.

Adopted this 5th day of May, 2008.

/s/ Kevin Winson

Mayor

/s/ Pamela Lee

City Auditor

A raffle permit request for the Sons of Norway was presented. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the permit.

The motion carried.

Lu Mathison was present to update the council on the progress of the housing committee.

The next regular meeting will be June 2, 2008 at 7 p.m.

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

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

President


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

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

May 13, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held on May 13,

2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Claudette Carlson. Also present were City Auditor Laura Weed, City Maintenance Man Verdeen Backstrom, Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer and Allan Nord.

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

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Carlson, to approve the minutes of April 8, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Staloch, to renew the police contract for one year. The contract period is from May 20, 2008 to May 19, 2009. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Staloch, to order mosquito control pellets. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to contract with the City of Devils Lake to spray for mosquitos once prior to Memorial Day. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Carlson, to hold a first reading to revise Ordinance #3 Public Places and Property. The motion carried unanimously. This revision is in regards to snow removal and leaves.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Carlson, approving a Joint Powers Agreement to hold a joint election with Benson County and the city. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Carlson, to approve a building permit for Sherri’s Hair Care. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Carlson, to increase the commercial RV garbage rate from $15.00 to $26.25. If the volume of garbage on these sites is more than the average, these accounts will be reviewed on an individual basis. The motion carried unanimously.

The employee handbooks were reviewed. A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to table this agenda item. 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 $65.98

Huffman, S. 1,004.00

McQuoid’s Grocery 24.75

Otter Tail Power Co. 562.33

GARBAGE FUND

Double M Sanitation $2,835.00

GENERAL FUND

Benson County Sheriff $300.00

Cando Farmers Grain &

Oil Co-op 420.87

Clifton, K. 11.28

City of Devils Lake 308.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 89.50

Harvey, City of 30.00

Mac’s Hardware 12.82

Mark’s Greenhouse 25.00

McQuoid’s Grocery 15.55

ND Telephone Co. 106.92

ND One Call 2.48

Otter Tail Power Co. 239.58

Plumbit Plumbing 320.68

Quill Office 294.17

Staloch Insurance 3,065.00

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Payroll 1,427.73

LIBRARY FUND

Payroll $698.99

Baker and Taylor 674.00

Demco 88.43

STREET FUND

Mac’s Hardware $11.99

McQuoid’s Grocery 45.00

NAPA 56.97

Otter Tail Power Co. 588.80

Payroll 60.30

WATER FUND

Alltel $112.24

Cando Farmers Grain &

Oil Co-op 855.76

Hawkins Chemical 1,812.17

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 33.45

ND Dept. of Health 378.40

ND Telephone Co. 82.21

Northern Plains Electric 312.75

McQuoid’s Grocery 10.44

Otter Tail Power Co. 156.27

TSC 157.97

Payroll 2,264.47

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9

Notice is hereby given by the Maddock School District No. 9 that on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board, each for a term of three years.

The question of whether to publish the minutes of school board meetings will also be on the ballot.

The polling place will be in the Maddock School Resource Center and polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish May 21 & 28 & June 4, 2008)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

OBERON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, the annual Oberon School District election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board for a term of three years and one for a term of one year.

The polling place will be in the Oberon School lunch room and polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manger

Oberon School District No. 16

Oberon, ND 58357

(Publish May 28 & June 4, 2008)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 5

Notice is hereby given by the Minnewaukan School District No. 5 that on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board, each for a term of four years and whether or not to publish the minutes in the newspaper.

The polling place will be in the Minnewaukan School and polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

Minnewaukan School District No. 5

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(Publish May 21 & 28 & June 4, 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:

1. To elect a director for a three-year term to represent Region 1, consisting of the City of Leeds; AND 2. To elect a director for a three-year term to represent Region 3, consisting of the townships of Normania, McClellan, Riggin and the east 1/2 of Lake Ibsen in Benson County and Pelican and Coulee (south of Highway 2) in Ramsey County.

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 May 21 & 28 & June 4, 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.

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

Warwick School District No. 29

Warwick, ND 58381

(Publish May 21 & 28 & June 4, 2008)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF WARWICK

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Warwick will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Warwick Community Hall.

Voters will elect a mayor for a four-year term, a city council member for a four-year term and two city council members for two-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF OBERON

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Oberon will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m.

to 7 p.m. that day at the Oberon Community Center.

Voters will elect two city council members for four-year terms and one park board member for a six-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Jessi Knatterud

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF BRINSMADE

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Brinsmade will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Leeds Community Center.

Voters will elect one city council member for an unexpired four-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Michelle Ferrell

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF MADDOCK

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Maddock will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Maddock Community Center.

Voters will elect two city council members for four-year terms, one park board member for a four-year term, two park board members for two-year terms and one park board member for an unexpired four-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Pam Lee

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF ESMOND

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Esmond will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m.

to 7 p.m. that day at the Esmond Fire Hall.

Voters will elect one city council member for a four-year term, two city council members for two-year terms, two park board members for four-year terms and one park board member for a two-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Minnewaukan will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center.

Voters will elect two city council members for four-year terms, one city council member for a two-year term and one park board member for a four-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Laura Weed

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF LEEDS

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Leeds will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m.

to 7 p.m. that day at the Leeds Community Center.

Voters will elect two city council members for four-year terms and two city park board members for four-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF YORK

Notice is hereby given that on the 10h day of June, 2008, the City of York will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Leeds Community Center.

Voters will elect two city council members for four-year terms and two park board members for four-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Nancy Silliman

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF KNOX

Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of June, 2008, the City of Knox will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m.

to 7 p.m. that day at the Knox American Legion Hall.

Voters will elect a mayor for a four-year term and one city council member for a two-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

April 14, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minne-waukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers. Also present were Randy Thompson, Corey Erickson, Terry Yri, Laura Every, Superintendent Myron Jury, Dianne Mikkelson, Debbie Dyste, Janna Benson, Melissa Benson, Lyndee Heser and Travis Risovi. Jean Callahan and Ron Carlson were absent.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

Debbie Dyste talked to the board about the music trip to Minneapolis, Minn.

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Thompson, to approve financially helping the music department with its trip. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Erickson, seconded by Yri, to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2008 meeting. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $759.07

Alltel 105.56

Benson Co. Farmers Press 179.84

Jean Callahan 328.00

Jean Callahan 400.00

Capital One Bank 87.97

City of Minnewaukan 749.63

Cassandra Cloud 169.00

Comfort Inn 53.00

Darrell’s Electric, Inc. 3,439.57

Devils Lake Commercial &

Farm Center 434.88

Dept. of Public Instruction 100.00

Deb Dyste 30.00

Bonnie Erickson 363.52

Exhaust Pros 64.67

Expressway Inn 251.80

Farm Plan 35.99

Farmers Union Oil Co. 5,443.97

Farmers Union Oil Co.-

Sheyenne 28.88

Ferrellgas 242.03

GE Money Bank-Amazon 89.46

G & R Controls 74.40

Harvey High School 30.00

Hasse Plumbing & Heating,

Inc. 24.00

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 17.00

Houghton Mifflin 732.60

ND Job Service 668.21

Johnson Controls 980.00

JS Vending & Wholesale 315.68

Lake Region Special Ed. 12,418.34

Lake Region State College 35.00

Love & Logic Institute, Inc. 98.94

Mac’s, Inc. 28.83

Maddock School 42.00

McQuoid’s Grocery 1,304.40

NAPA Auto Parts 998.69

ND Telephone Co. 1,374.37

Otter Tail Power Co. 171.30

Popplers Music Inc. 171.30

Jennifer Porter 91.72

Quill Corp. 30.96

Ramkota Hotel 68.00

RDO Truck Centers 608.84

Reading Helper Inc. 231.00

Region IV Speech 80.00

Rolette School 80.50

Ellen Salisbury 400.00

Staloch Insurance 1,362.27

Staloch Insurance 65.00

State Treasurer’s Office 165.00

Stein’s, Inc. 280.76

Jason Svir 50.00

Sheri Svir 50.00

Target Roofing Inc. 249.00

University of North Dakota 35.00

TOTAL 49,377.62

ACTIVITY FUND

Balfour $81.04

Gerrells & Co., Inc. 239.10

JS Vending & Wholesale 98.04

Leevers County Market 66.15

McQuoid’s Grocery 49.50

Pepsi 714.08

Scholastic Book Fairs 387.83

Training Room, Inc. 12.95

TOTAL 1,649.09

HOT LUNCH

Food Service of America $1,826.92

JS Vending & Wholesale 445.57

Leevers County Market 13.48

McQuoid’s Grocery 11.30

Meadow Sweet Dairy 718.12

Donna Smith 175.51

Stein’s, Inc. 89.90

US Food Service, Inc. 2,586.93

Wholesale Supply Co., Inc. 1,768.37

TOTAL 7,636.10

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Erickson, to approve the financial reports. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on negotiations, insurance plan and 5-year plan.

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Thompson, to approve the negotiation agreement for the 2008-09 school year. Roll call vote was taken with all members voting yes. The motion carried. All members were present.

Discussion was held on summer work, co-op meeting and science opening.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Erickson, to accept the resignation of Andrew St. Vincent. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to charge the district fee of $60 and an out-of-district fee of $100 for driver’s ed. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on non-certified contracts, audit goals and AYP-school improvement.

Congratulations to all the girls who starred at the district vocal contests; to the Science Olympiad team for the state advancement; to the elementary students for a job well done at the Four Winds music festival; and to the elementary and high school for their accreditations.

The next meeting will be May 12, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of John W. Simon, 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 of this

notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be

presented to Randall J. Simon, personal representative of the estate,

at 5849 35th St. NE, Oberon, ND 58357, or filed with the court.

Dated this 2nd day of May, 2008.

/s/ Randall J. Simon

Randall J. Simon

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

110 Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

State Bar ID#: 04664

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 28th day of May, 2008.

(Publish May 28 & June 4 & 11, 2008)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Victor A. Sander, 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 of this

notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be

presented to Ramsey National Bank and Trust Company of Devils Lake,

Karen Hausmann, Vice President and Trust Officer, personal

representative of the estate, at PO Box 160, Devils Lake, ND 58301,

or filed with the court.

Dated this 22nd day of May, 2008.

Ramsey National Bank and

Trust Company of Devils Lake

/s/ Karen Hausmann, VP & TO

Karen Hausmann

Vice President and Trust Officer

Personal Representative

Douglas Broden

Broden Law Office

505 5th Ave. SE

PO Box 686

Devils Lake, ND 58301

(701) 662-2616

Attorney for Personal Representative

First publication on the 28th day of May, 2008.

(Publish May 28 & June 4 & 11, 2008)


NOTICE TO COMPETITORS

OF HEARING ON

APPLICATION FOR

PROPERTY TAX INCENTIVES

Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of Benson County, North

Dakota will meet at 8:30 a.m. on July 1, 2008 at the Benson County

Courthouse in Minnewaukan, ND to consider the application of SouthEnd

R&R, Cory Estenson, Owner, 3582 Highway 20, Warwick, ND 58381 for

property tax relief on the project which the applicant will use in

the operation of a bait shop/repair shop at 3582 Highway 20, Warwick,

ND 58381, S2SW4SW4, west 351.35′ of south 660.90′ of Lot 11,

36-152-64. Any competitor of that applicant may appear and be heard

by the Commissioners at the time and place designated herein. A

competitor may provide written comments to the governing body before

the scheduled hearing.

This notice is given by the above-named applicant pursuant to the

provisions of ND Century Code 40-57.1-03.

(Publish May 28 & June 4, 2008)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

May 6, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday,

May 6, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Dwain

Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Michael N. Steffan and Lowell Haagenson. The

meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan. Other people present

were Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to approve the minutes

from the regular meeting of April 15, 2008. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

Benson County Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer and road superintendent Gene

Hager met with the board regarding a Pelican Lake boat access area.

The ND Game & Fish Department suggested constructing a boat ramp

north of Hwy #19 off of Konzak property. The Game & Fish Department

indicated a boat ramp off of Jim and Diane Yri’s property is not

feasible. Steffan questioned if Old Hwy. #281 north of Hwy. #19 could

be used to dock boats if properly signed.

Rohrer stated he received numerous complaints on the 25 mph speed

limit zone on Old Hwy. #281 north of Minnewaukan. He suggested moving

the no parking signs to the west side of the road to eliminate some

of the fishermen having to cross the road to fish. He thought the

speed limit could then be increased to 45 mph. He also recommended

the potholes on the roadway be filled. Hager stated the estimate he

received to fill the potholes and put a slight overlay over the

damaged areas would be $1,500. He stated Benson County could exchange

services with Ramsey County for this amount. Rohrer suggested placing

a yellow people crossing caution sign on the road. Steffan stated

minimum maintenance road signs are needed on the road and the board

agreed. Haagenson stated the yellow caution signs are also needed and

that for safety concerns, the speed limit on the road should be left

at 25 mph. Lee commented that the road will last longer if there is

less traffic on it. Hager stated that if the road is to be a park

area for fishermen and not a public road, then it should be removed

from the county road system. The board agreed that if it becomes a

park area, the NDIRF may not insure it. The board concluded the speed

limit on the road will remain at 25 mph.

Hager commented that the 911 signing project is almost finished and

it will cost approximately $7,000 to complete. Hager asked if he

should order signs to complete the project. He stated the estimated

cost does not include county route markers. Hager stated his

department is currently screening gravel, picking rocks and cleaning

ditches. He suggested the county road load restrictions be lifted. A

motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to lift the class II

restrictions. Residents will need to abide by any state restrictions

still in place. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Brown, to have the road

department order sufficient signs to complete the signing project.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Rohrer presented an e-mail from Russell Timmreck, director of the ND

Division of State Radio, dated May 5, 2008 regarding the state radio

system and costs of mobile data terminals and law enforcement teletype systems.

Rohrer questioned if a fire burn ban is in effect in Benson County.

Hager stated he is responsible for taking action to implement a burn

ban. Rohrer stated the reservation has a burn ban in effect and is

having problems because non-tribal land owners within the reservation

boundaries are not abiding by it. He further stated it is a federal

offense to light a fire on the reservation while the burn ban is in

effect. Peterson stated the Benson County Farmers Press will state

there is a burn ban in effect as he believes one was put on by the

state. The board indicated no ban has been set by the county. Hager

questioned if a burn ban should be put into effect. Steffan stated if

a ban is put into effect residents could not use burn barrels. The

board concluded to not have a county burn ban at this time.

Rohrer informed the board the new vehicle ordered is now being used

by the sheriff’s department. He questioned if the 2002 Chevrolet

Impala should be advertised for sale. A motion was made by Brown,

seconded by Lee, to advertise the car for sale. All members voted

yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Hager stated a local emergency planning meeting for an inoperable

communications grant was held. He informed the board the schools in

Benson County will be changing radio systems so they will be able to

use the new repeater. Hager questioned if the schools should be

required to pay any share of the costs involved. Hager estimated the

costs to be $5,000. A suggestion was made to allocate the costs

according to how many radios are being used by each school. A motion

was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson to proceed with the

purchase of a new repeater and discuss match dollar issues with the

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

Rohrer served the chairman a Summons and Complaint in the case of

Tollefson vs. ND DOT et al.

Rohrer discussed the collective bargaining for unionizing law

enforcement and fire protection. Steffan agreed to serve on any board

needed regarding this issue.

Hvinden brought the issue of purchasing new loaders to be used by the

road department back before the board for reconsideration. The board

again reviewed the amount of money available in the state revenue

sharing fund. Hvinden requested a roll call vote on the issue.

Hvinden — yes; Lee — no; Brown — yes; Haagenson — no; Steffan —

no. The motion did not carry.

The board reviewed a letter from Butler Machinery dated April 29,

2008 regarding the possibility of purchasing an extended power train

warranty on the two 950G wheel loaders owned by the county. The board

opted to not purchase the extended warranty.

Morris Holen Jr. of Wold Engineering met with the board regarding the

80/20 construction engineering for projects SC-0305(059),

SC-0328(064) and SC-0328(065). He presented the construction

engineering services agreements to the board for approval. The board

reviewed the resolution awarding the contract for the projects to

Morris Sealcoat & Trucking. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded

by Hvinden, to adopt the resolution. All members voted yes. The

motion carried unanimously.

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

construction engineering services agreements for the projects. All

members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from Wold Engineering dated April 28,

2008 regarding the estimated number of hours for the construction

engineering services for the chip seal projects.

Hager informed the board that Oberon Township does not want a low

water crossing between Sec. 21 & 28 of Oberon Township. He stated he

will discuss this issue with the water board.

The board reviewed two resolutions regarding the highway funding bill

and state aid funding. Similar resolutions were adopted by the

Northeast County Commissioners Association. The resolutions will be

forwarded to the NDACo and local legislators. A motion was made by

Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to adopt the resolutions. All members

voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter written to Brian Maddock of the water

resource board from the ND State Water Commission dated April 18,

2008 regarding ownership of Bouret Dam.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint

Jason Lee to the Northeast 9 Consolidation Committee commencing May

20, 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Benson County State’s Attorney James P. Wang came to the meeting at

9:55 a.m. The board questioned how Benson County has ownership of

Bouret Dam as the State of ND indicates. The board discussed possible

costs incurred in repairing the dam.

The board reviewed a Joint Powers Agreement between Benson County and

the cities within Benson County for running joint elections. A motion

was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign the

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

The board discussed submitting a bill to the cities for a portion of

the election board costs. The board concluded no bills will be sent

to the cities for the 2008 election year.

A letter from the state court administrator dated April 16, 2008 was

presented to the board regarding a proposed funding agreement for

clerk of district court services. A motion was made by Lee, seconded

by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign the agreement. All members

voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The minutes and other miscellaneous information from the Lake Region

District Health Unit were reviewed by the board.

The county auditor presented the audit report for the year ended

December 31, 2006 to the board.

The application for zoning ordinance variance filed by Tim Finley was

presented to the board. The application was rejected by the Benson

County Zoning Board. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee,

to reject the application. All members voted yes. The motion carried

unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND Department of Health dated

April 11, 2008 regarding MRSA and hog operations.

A memo for the ND DOT dated May 2, 2008 was presented to the board

regarding updated SI&A sheets on structural deficient structures

along with a copy of a letter dated May 2, 2008 for bridges with

alert code 3. Copies of these documents were provided to the Benson

County Highway Department.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated May 2, 2008

regarding the notice of contract award for projects SC-0305(059),

SC-0328(064) and SC-0328(065).

The board reviewed an e-mail dated May 6, 2008 from Francis Schneider

stating his concern with the signs, needed road repairs and speed

limit on Old Hwy. #281.

A letter from the Lake Region Community Service and Restitution

Program dated May 2, 2008 was presented to the board requesting a

$500 monetary contribution for services provided by the program. A

motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to contribute $500 to

the program. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the need for the county to appoint an assessor in

Lohnes Township. The county auditor informed the board that six

agencies were contacted for price quotes. Vanguard Appraisals of

Cedar Rapids, Iowa had the lowest quote. The board telephoned Jerry

Ratzlaff of Devils Lake to see if he would be interested in assessing

that township. Ratzlaff stated he will give the board an estimate of

the costs he would charge for doing the work. He informed the board

he could not do the work before June 2008.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to pay all other

county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried

unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Clute Office Equipment 1,226.75

Conseco Health Insurance

Co. 108.30

Computer Software Assn. 327.75

Dacotah Paper Co. 1,196.70

Hewlett Packard Co. 1,270.00

IDT 438.36

Jordan Froelich 55.90

Jenny Steinhaus 116.50

JS Vending 24.03

Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. 201.65

Lake Region District Health 12,117.25

Maximus Inc. 10.00

McQuiod’s Grocery 49.41

ND Assn. of Counties 25.00

ND State Radio

Communications 210.00

Social Welfare 1,079.31

Office Depot 115.46

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,063.53

Star Klemetsrud 55.90

Universal Services 138.50

Alltel 76.06

Esmond City 25.50

Farmers Union Oil 2,402.70

Institute of Local

Government 1,290.00

ND Telephone Co. 193.95

Wanda Teigen 100.00

Chad’s Amoco 832.84

Crossroads 109.52

DF Lighting 234.96

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 52.25

LR LEC 2,045.64

McQuoid’s Grocery 53.73

Maddock Mini Mart 319.10

Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 147.50

Darryl Biby 74.31

Kory Jorgenson 100.41

Lyndon Olson 74.31

Benson Co. Farmers Press 140.00

Travis Anderson 95.01

Tim Finley 190.59

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 250.00

Wanda Teigen 172.78

Barry Cox 76.50

Craig Blomster 75.00

Dean Petska 50.00

Erling Karlsbraaten 69.30

Expressway Inn 56.95

Job Service ND 3,894.38

James Wang 580.00

McQuoid’s Grocery 10.90

Nationwide Retirement

Services 20.00

State Tax Commissioner 3,871.89

ND Telephone Co. 690.00

Ralph Olson 66.15

Aflac 735.52

Gaffaney’s of Minot 89.78

ND Motor Vehicle Dept. 11.50

ND State Radio

Communications 525.00

Nodak Electric

Cooperative 45.21

Cass County Tr. 462.00

Minnewaukan City 99.95

Colonial 101.50

ND Heritage Center 23.95

ND PERS 10,257.77

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 724.00

ND Game & Fish Dept. 16,565.00

Social Welfare 10,523.66

Ag Resources 40.50

Alltel 216.93

Benson Co. Transportation 800.00

Bonita Eversvik 455.04

Lake Chevrolet 69.95

Clute Office Equipment 300.25

Comfort Inn 53.00

Crossroads 34.02

Decatur Electronics Inc. 48.00

Doublewood Inn 165.00

Dental Service Corp of ND 3,391.42

Ellen Huffman 332.36

Election Systems & Software 89.42

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 130.35

Hoiberg’s 89.18

I Design 385.00

Institute of Local

Government 160.00

Jean Olson 47.00

Jenny Steinhaus 220.20

JS Vending Inc. 84.95

Kmart 52.50

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 54.45

Leevers County Market 252.63

Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. 189.65

LR Law Enforcement Ctr. 5,237.10

LR Community Service 500.00

Marketplace Motors 44.90

McQuoid’s Grocery 123.03

Maddock Community

Center 25.00

ND PERS 20,136.22

NDSU-ITS 20.00

NDSU Extension Service 55.00

North Star Community

Credit Union 239.05

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,234.78

ND Pesticide Program 644.00

Quality Photo 15.74

US Postmaster 42.00

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co. Famers Press 545.95

Rhoda Pfeifer 41.40

Scott Knoke 308.64

State Auditor 8,000.00

Surety Title Co. 796.00

Surplus Property Division 100.00

Synergy Graphics, Inc. 71.02

Thompson West 2,000.00

Universal Services 171.00

B & H Oil 8,665.98

Butler Machine 5,435.61

Maddock City 74.45

Minnewaukan City 39.50

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 7,243.96

Farmers Union Oil-York 1,496.81

Farmers Union Oil 2,034.54

GCR Tire Center 249.78

Harold’s Auto Marine 25.00

HE Everson Co. 25.40

Jemstone Auto Glass 461.32

Johnston Fargo Culvert Inc. 7,796.86

JS Vending Inc. 126.80

Little Falls Machine, Inc. 1,061.77

Lake Region Sheet Metal 189.44

Mac’s, Inc. 231.74

Moller’s, Inc. 41.55

Dakota Implement 452.77

Gus’s Auto Parts 48.86

Northern Plains Electric

Co-op. 90.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 122.46

Otter Tail Power Co. 399.95

Paulson Supply 7.75

US Postmaster 228.30

Power Plan (RDO Equip.) 238.08

Praxair Distribution Inc. 17.60

Radiator Proz 1,800.00

Service Tire 6,869.52

United Building Center 14.24

Wal-Mart 10.97

Wold Engineering 1,601.49

Wold Engineering 9,590.43

Wold Engineering 3,111.84

Wanda Teigen 100.80

W W Wallwork 1,100.55

Lyndon Olson 74.31

Benson Co. Farmers Press 139.00

Tim Finley 241.16

Wanda Teigen 320.68

Bonnie Cavanaugh 45.70

Michael Steffan 269.00

Curtis Hvinden 89.00

Jason Lee 75.00

Dwain Brown 103.40

Lowell Haagenson 161.00

Daniel Blood 25.00

Johnny Z. Lawson 25.00

James Lynner 43.00

Marvin Holweger 25.00

Melissa Little 42.10

Maddock Mini Mart 382.00

Social Welfare 6,013.04

APRIL 2008, NET PAYROLL

County Agent 860.38

Emergency Disaster 985.42

VSO 942.74

County Road 26,281.35

Social Services 25,808.49

County General 33,780.70

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to transfer $75,000

from the county poor fund to the social welfare fund. All members

voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


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