6/18/2008 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

April 7, 2008

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on April 7, 2008 at 6 p.m. at Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle, council members Betty Anderson, Cal Schlieve and Jeff Jacobson. Councilman Jady Stuberg was not present. Also present was Sheena Schmeets.

Bids for gravel were opened with there being only one bid. The bid from Ritterman Trucking was read and contact was made with Pete Ritterman for an additional bid for reject gravel rather than class 5. A motion was made by Councilman Jacobson, seconded by Councilwoman Anderson, to accept this bid. The motion carried.

Motion was made by Councilwoman Anderson, seconded by Councilman Schlieve, for special liquor and beer licenses for KJ’s Inc. The motion carried.

The Tax Equalization meeting is April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.

Curb problems near fire hydrants in Larson’s lot across from the implement were discussed. Other problem areas were discussed and need to be repaired or replaced. A motion was made to put the work out on bids to raise and install new curb in three or more places within the city. Bids are to be in to city hall by May 5, 2008. A motion to approve was made by Councilwoman Anderson and seconded by Councilman Jacobson. The motion carried.

Trees for the approach to Hwy. 2 will be purchased. The council agreed to 3′-4′ trees X 5 at $185/tree delivered and planted by Landscapes Unlimited. A motion to approve was made by Councilwoman Anderson and seconded by Councilman Jacobson. The motion carried.

Scott Knoke will be asked to spray the evergreens at the water plant and possibly the others along the highway.

The flagpole at the water plant will be moved to city hall.

Fluoride in the water was discussed. Residents will be notified in the water bills in May that the city will no longer be adding fluoride to the water. A motion to approve was made by Councilman Schlieve and seconded by Councilman Jacobson. The motion carried.

Advertise for bids for haying by the bale to be in to the council by May 5, 2008. A motion to approve was made by Councilman Jacobson and seconded by Councilman Schlieve. The motion carried.

Clean up week was discussed. The auditor will talk to John Von Almon and figure out the best time to have it per his schedule. The fire department or Lions Club will be asked to do curbside pick up one or two days that week.

Pay day will be on the first of the month, except overtime, which must be approved by council at the regular meeting.

Councilwoman Anderson made a motion, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to purchase a water transfer pump. The motion carried.

Councilman Schlieve made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Anderson, to approve the minutes from February and March. The motion carried.

Councilman Schlieve made a motion, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to approve the bills for April. The motion carried.

Bills are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

Salaries $3,014.71

Benson Co. Farmers Press 209.76

Trees For Less 275.00

Farmers Union Oil 863.94

Mark Butz 600.00

Benson Co. Tax

Equalization 894.00

Dakota Webcomposers 60.00

Postmaster 82.00

HIGHWAY FUND

Benson Co. Highway Dept. $250.20

Chad’s Amoco 1,071.40

Ritterman Trucking 5,825.00

NPEC 297.52

WATER FUND

L & H Plumbing $35.76

ND Public Lab 16.00

Dakota Implement 61.83

Sheena Schmeets 166.36

Tracy’s Market 32.90

Hawkins 829.67

ND Dept. of Health 420.20

NPEC 382.82

SEWER FUND

NPEC $133.70

GARBAGE FUND

Rugby Sanitation $3,400.00

LIBRARY FUND

Salaries $124.42

Diane Hoffmann 59.95

North Star Mutual 200.00

Mystery Guild 19.48

Other bills paid in April are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

ND Telephone Co. $53.95

Otter Tail Power Co. 964.63

UCB 494.67

Postmaster 82.00

ND State Treasurer 165.90

Job Service ND 125.44

WATER FUND

Sheena Schmeets $355.66

Otter Tail Power Co. 881.06

WW,WS, #95

UCB $17,035.50

SEWER FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $80.63

SOCIAL SECURITY FUND

UCB $286.67

LIBRARY FUND

UCB $20.66

AIRPORT FUND

Leeds Airport Authority $25.65

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

May 5, 2008

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on May 5, 2008 at 6 p.m. at Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle, council members Cal Schlieve, Jeff Jacobson and Betty Anderson. Also present were Sheena Schmeets, City Attorney Mark Butz and Jan Lee.

The meeting was called to order by Council President Cal Schlieve.

Mayor Himle arrived later.

Jan Lee had the floor regarding her sewer problem. Mr. Butz recommended that she take this up personally as to getting the rest cleaned up. It is not the city’s problem.

Mayor Himle arrived and the meeting was turned over to him by Council President Cal Schlieve.

Old city hall was discussed, as nothing has been done with it at this point. The council wants to pull the contract so Attorney Butz will send him a letter to inform him that the council is not happy with the lack of progress on the building.

Dog complaints on Don Blegen’s dogs were reviewed and discussed.

Attorney Butz will be following up on this matter.

A motion was made by Cal Schlieve, seconded by Jeff Jacobson, to retain Benson County Farmers Press as the official newspaper for the city. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Jeff Jacobson, seconded by Betty Anderson, to give 15% of revenue sharing to the Leeds Park Board ($598.33).

A motion was made by Cal Schlieve, seconded by Jeff Jacobson, to accept the resolution for joint election agreement. The motion carried.

The rabies clinic and pet licensing will be at the Leeds Fire Hall June 4 at 1:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Betty Anderson, seconded by Cal Schlieve, to grant a raffle permit to the Dozen Homemakers. The motion carried.

Betty Anderson made a motion, seconded by Jeff Jacobson, to accept the hay bid received from Travis Stuberg for $10/bale for the 2008 season. The motion carried. Only one bid was received.

A request for permission to close off the street in front of Earl’s Bar for a street dance on May 24 was received and granted.

Estimates are coming in from companies regarding the situation at the lagoon. If all estimates arrive the council will approve a motion by phone.

A motion to approve the minutes of April 2008 was made by Jeff Jacobson, seconded by Betty Anderson. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Betty Anderson, seconded by Jeff Jacobson, to approve the bills, with the exception of Fandrich Surveying and the first request for payment to John’s Refrigeration received from Interstate Engineering, until resolved. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Salaries $2,978.56

Benson Co. Farmers Press 294.17

Dakota Webcomposers 60.00

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 192.83

Postmaster 82.00

Ag Resources 86.77

Chad’s Amoco 330.84

Sheena Schmeets 120.56

NPEC 846.53

Northern Water Works 118.52

USA Blue Book 196.38

Hawkins 875.39

Tracy’s Market 23.28

Salaries 295.52

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

L & H Plumbing 150.00

Salaries 104.11

Mystery Guild 17.48

Derek Paulson 15.00

Leeds Active Women 12.00

Diane Hoffman 26.94

ND Telephone Co. 68.55

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,485.54

Postmaster 42.00

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

June 2, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was held June 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Kevin Winson called the meeting to order. Present for roll call were council members Daniel Hoffert, Wayne Knatterud, Marilyn Allan and Rodney Maddock. Also present were Frank Mosser and Norman and Robin Rosendahl.

Maddock made a motion, seconded by Allan, to approve the minutes of the May 5, 2008 regular meeting.

One correction on wording from the April 25, 2008 special meeting was made by Knatterud. Allan made a motion, seconded by Maddock, to approve the corrected minutes.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.

Employee Wages $693.62

Northern Plains Electric Co. 21,803.80

BlueCross BlueShield 1,789.30

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 352.05

Maddock Mini Mart 886.40

Gus’s Auto Parts 193.63

Farmers Union Oil Co. 379.57

Dakota Fence 465.96

Frank L. Mosser 96.40

Visa 856.40

One Call 8.68

Clute Office Equipment, Inc. 256.84

ND Sewage Pump & Lift

Station 1,736.20

ND Surplus Property 297.00

Summers Mfg. 2.40

Jones Brothers 613.19

Junior Library Guild 150.00

Custom Wood Products 3,122.59

Home of Economy, Inc. 24.99

Maddock Public Library 20.00

Rieger Service 1,585.41

Schmaltz’s Greenhouse 2,878.51

Double M Sanitation 3,575.00

Q Business Source 224.66

S/N Mollargutten Lodge 478 32.00

Frank L. Mosser 63.50

Farmers Union Insurance 11,182.00

Mosser gave a report on the ADA convention he attended May 22 at Grand Forks.

Norman and Robin Rosendahl were present and indicated interest in purchasing the vacant lot next to them. Auditor Lee is to research the specials owed on this property and get back to him.

The first reading of ordinance #19-01-01 for residential electric rates and #19-01-02 for dual fuel and electric and electric heat rates was held. There will be a $5 service charge in addition to the

$13 minimum charge for each residential electric account, duel fuel will increase from .027 to .035 and electric heat will increase from

.032 to .040. Maddock made a motion, seconded by Allan, to approve this electrical increase. The motion carried. This increase will take effect August 1, 2008.

The first reading of ordinance #08-07-03 on the bar closing was held.

A 2 a.m. bar closing is allowed at the bar owner’s discretion. Allan made a motion, seconded by Maddock, to approve a 2 a.m. bar closing.

The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding incentives for buying or building residential or commercial property in the city. A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, that the following incentives would be given: no taxes for the first and second years; half the tax amount for the third year; and the fourth year full taxes to be paid by the owner. The motion carried. This is in effect as of January 1, 2008.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Allan, that building permits are required for any building improvements, either residential or commercial, with the exception of shingling. Permits are to be submitted before the project begins. The motion carried.

Liquor/dance permits were requested by the Benson County Rodeo Association/Multi-Purpose Building Committee, for July 4 and July 5.

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

Four building permits were requested. Marilyn and Dave Allan requested a permit for the replacement of siding and a deck. Maddock made a motion, seconded by Knatterud, to approve the permit. The motion carried.

Harlow Co-op Elevator requested a permit for two steel grain bins.

Knatterud made a motion, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the permit.

The motion carried.

Daniel Hoffert requested a permit for replacing a deck. Knatterud made a motion, seconded by Maddock, to approve the permit. The motion carried.

Wayne and Kathy Knatterud requested a permit to construct a fence.

Allan made a motion, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the permit. The motion carried.

A gaming permit was requested by North Viking WELCA for a quilt raffle. A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Knatterud, to approve the permit. The motion carried.

A gaming permit was requested by MEDC for a scooter raffle. A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Hoffert, to approve the permit.

The motion carried.

Two gaming permits were requested by the Active Women, one for a raffle and one for bingo. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Knatterud, to approve the permits. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Allan, to give the Active Women permission to use the grey shop to sell fireworks. The motion carried.

The pledge of securities for North Star Community Credit Union and Ramsey National Bank were reviewed and approved. They are in file in the city office.

A motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Allan, to give a 3% cost of living raise to all city employees with the exception of seasonal employees. The motion carried.

A tax exemption filed by the Maddock Memorial Home was reviewed and the council made a decision to deny the exemption.

Council members decided to withhold taxes from Jan Trautman’s wages for her janitorial duties at the Multi-Purpose Building.

A motion was made by Knatterud, seconded by Allan, that the city donate $2,000 from the advertising fund to match the funds given by the Magic Fund to the Maddock beautification committee for the Welcome to Maddock sign. The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, July 7, 2008 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, a motion was made by Maddock, seconded by Hoffert, to adjourn the meeting.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Kevin Winson

Mayor

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


SUMMONS

Civil No. 03-08-C-00066

IN DISTRICT COURT

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF BENSON

Kenneth Bachmeier, )

Susan Bachmeier, )

Bradley Bachmeier, )

Mary Bachmeier, )

Plaintiffs. )

vs. )

Amelia Bachmeier a/k/a )

Amelia C. Bachmeier, )

Albert Bachmeier a/k/a )

Albert Bachmeier, )

Stanley Bachmeier, )

Bonnie Bachmeier, )

Rodney Bachmeier a/k/a )

Rod Bachmeier, Lori )

Bachmeier, Nick Wentz, )

and any persons unknown )

claiming any estate or )

encumbrance upon the )

property described in )

the complaint, )

Defendants. )

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You and each of you are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the complaint in this action which is filed in the office of the Clerk of District Court in Benson County, State of North Dakota at the City of Minnewaukan in said County and State, by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after the service. If you fail to do so, Judgment by Default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

NOTICE TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

Please take notice that the above entitled action is brought to determine adverse claims and to quiet title in the plaintiffs to the following described real property situated in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, to-wit:

E1/2SW1/4, Lot 4, Section 7; E1/2 SW1/4, Lots 1 & 2, Section 18, all Township 151, Range 71, Benson County, North Dakota.

No personal claim is made against any of the said named defendants.

Dated this 9th day of June, 2008

-s-Clifford C. Grosz

Clifford C. Grosz

Attorney for Plaintiffs

PO Box 275

Harvey, ND 58341

(Publish June 18 & 25 & July 2, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

May 13, 2008

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held May 13, 2008.

In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert, Greg Thomas, Karen Peterson, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy, and Business Manager Renae Kennedy.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the April 14 meeting as read.

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

Betty Rushfeldt $156.50

Damian Kennedy 259.85

Anne Blake 287.64

Sara Hazle 265.72

Kenneth Ploium 274.78

Cindy Knowlen 184.70

Wal-Mart 63.78

US Postal Service 243.60

Surety Title Co. 1,512.00

Discount Office Supplies 51.76

Toshiba 76.61

Follett 19.65

Personnel Concepts 47.90

Eloise Ploium 25.20

Richard Deschamp 30.60

Paula Deckert 304.81

Scholastics 98.00

ND Telephone Co. 108.42

Dairy Queen 18.25

Quill Corporation 83.02

Mary Ann Broe 84.60

Cindy Jelle-Ray 84.60

Betty Rushfeldt 50.76

Renae Kennedy 941.92

Connie Soderholm 92.35

Benson Co. Farmers Press 107.38

Farmers Union 2,235.44

BW Doublewood Inn 110.00

Hammonds & Stephens 37.22

Krantz’s Floral 133.65

City of Oberon 183.90

Mark’s Diesel 877.52

Maddock School 13,380.63

US Food Service 65.50

Stringer Business 279.03

JS Vending 71.39

Otter Tail Power Co. 459.94

Interviews were conducted for the fifth/sixth grade position. Corey Ploium was offered a contract and signed.

Anita Decker e-mailed, saying to get an approved library minor plan of study a person must hold a valid ND teaching license and have six credits towards a library minor.

The Impact Aid attendance ratio changes were for this year, so another payment was received from them.

The board agreed to pay the North Dakota School Board Association dues for the 2008-09 school year.

The board reviewed the contracts received and signed them.

The election is June 10. People will be contacted to work at the election booth.

The board agreed to allow the Hager family to walk through the school on July 6.

Renae Kennedy will be gone without pay from May 24 to June 9.

The board will offer the lawn mowing job to John Thomas again.

Students with 100% attendance will get a trophy from Gerrells and an Oberon School T-shirt.

The board agreed to pay for an in-district open enrolled student’s special services.

Repairs on the big and little buses will be needed this summer.

Upcoming events are a field day at Camp FaHoCha School, school awards, attendance reward trip and a field trip for grades 1-3.

Renae Kennedy presented the financial reports.

The next board meeting will be June 11 at 12 noon. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA.

In the Matter of the Estate of Michael E. Syverson, 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 Ludwena Syverson, personal representative of the estate, at PO Box 193, Esmond, ND 58332-0193, or filed with the court.

Dated this 13th day of June, 2008.

-s-Ludwena Syverson

Ludwena Syverson

Personal Representative

Broden Law Office

501 5th Ave. SE

PO Box 686

Devils Lake, ND 58301

(701) 662-2616

Attorneys for Personal Representative

First publication on the 18th day of June, 2008.

(Publish June 18 & 25 & July 2, 2008)


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