MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
June 10, 2008
A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held June 10,
2008 at 7 p.m. Present were Young, Silliman, Larson, Bracken, Supt.
Braaten, Elementary Principal Braaten and Business Manager Kathy Benson. Mark Swanson was absent.
Additions to the agenda: 8. Approve Richard Derrickson as high school science teacher; thank you from FCCLA, Nikki Herman and Ali Strand; and approve AYP report.
The minutes of the regular meeting of May 14, 2008 were approved as written.
The board read a thank you from Maxine Heisler for the retirement gift and from Melissa Pavek.
A thank you postcard was read from Nikki Herman and Ali Strand for the contribution towards their trip to the national FCCLA conference in Orlando, Fla.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for May 2008 and to approve all bills through June 10 for payment.
Anderson, April $65.00
B & H Oil Co. 3,891.38
Cenex Credit Card 19.04
Chad’s Amoco Inc. 298.20
City of Leeds 50.00
Clute Office Equipment 562.32
Dakota Web Composers 120.00
Darrell’s Electric, Inc. 2,151.72
Digital Office Center 476.00
Dunlap, Deborah 91.58
Gerrells & Co. 17.98
Herman, Audrey 162.00
Concepts Inc. 174.90
International Inn-Minot 360.00
Leeds Hot Lunch 744.00
Papachek, Linda 11.99
Manley, Jeff 103.00
Minot State University 383.41
Nelson, Louise 65.00
Paulson Supply Inc. 30.00
Popplers Music Inc. 8.75
Praxair Distribution Inc. 19.50
Quill Corporation 66.06
Rolle, Gary 28.04
St. Paul Public Schools 288.40
Town & Country Floral 50.20
Tracy’s Market 244.90
Brown, Jane 172.90
Stave, Daniel 580.50
Otter Tail Power Co. 2,396.74
Wal-Mart Community 42.23
Farmhouse Cafe 38.86
It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the business manager to transfer $3,600 from the General Fund to the Food Service Fund to cover deficit balance.
High school principal’s report: students of the quarter and students of the year; state track meet; state girls’ golf; state FFA; driver’s ed classroom complete, behind-the-wheel will start June 30.
The board congratulated Mr. Stave for receiving the Honorary State FFA Degree.
It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the business manager to transfer $25,000 plus earned interest from the Special Reserve Fund to the General Fund, to cover diesel and fuel costs.
It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the business manager to transfer $30,000 from the Special Reserve Fund to the Building Fund to cover a portion of the final energy savings project bill.
Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting: state funding, professional development and the Honeywell Communication system.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Professional Development Plan for 2008-2009.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2007-2008 Pupil Membership Reports.
The board reviewed two bids received for replacing the stage curtains. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept and approve the bid from Scholastic Equipment of $4,135.81, installed. The board thanked the Leeds Alumni Association for their $1,000 donation, the York Sportsmen’s Club for $250 and the Class of 2007 for $800.
The board discussed a proposal for retrofitting the lighting at the football field for a cost of $13,230. There may be grant money available. The issue was tabled until next meeting.
The ND High School Activities Association proposed changes to Class B volleyball and basketball were reviewed.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Kristy Kavli as second grade teacher.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Derrick Seiler as fourth grade teacher.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve hiring Richard Derrickson as high school science teacher.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve April Anderson as head volleyball coach.
The board reviewed the 2007-2008 annual District Adequate Yearly Progress report. The Leeds District made adequate yearly progress.
The board canvassed the votes cast in the annual election.
There were 52 votes cast with results as follows for the City of
Leeds: Linda Young 44 votes, Jackie Knutson 1 vote, Linda Lybeck 1 vote, Lisa Anderson 1 vote, Kaye Nelsen 2 votes, Evadean Baglien 2 votes and one void ballot.
Linda Young, having received the highest number of votes, is declared an elected member of the Leeds Public School board for a term of 3 years.
There were 49 votes cast with results as follows for Region 3 representing Normania, McCellan, Riggin, Pelican, Coulee (south of
Highway 2) and east 1/2 of Lake Ibsen Townships: Gay Leapadlt
received 14 votes, Bryan Leapaldt 12 votes, Randall Pfeifer 4 votes, Melody Bracken 2 votes, Daniel Herman 1 vote and Eileen Herman 1 vote. There were 15 void ballots.
Gay Leapaldt, having received the highest number of votes, is declared an elected member of the Leeds Public School board for a term of 3 years.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: installing new football scoreboard; dryer in FCS room; maintenance on buses in Rolette; summer maintenance projects progressing; Minnewaukan students; wiring in the computer lab; and window replacement.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 5 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Kathryn L. Benson
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for the Raw Water Transmission Line Replacement in Maddock, North Dakota. Bids will be received by the City Auditor, Pam Lee, at the office of the Auditor, PO Box 276, Maddock, ND 58348 until 4:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 7, 2008 and then at said office all bids properly submitted will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The bidding and contract documents may be obtained from Interstate Engineering, Inc., 1903 12th Avenue SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, with payment of $50.00 for each set of documents which is not refundable.
The bidding and contract documents may also be examined at the office of the Auditor, Second Street and Dakota Avenue, Maddock, ND 58348.
The project will consist of the following approximate quantities:
9,000 linear feet of 8" PVC water main, air release manholes, gate valves and other work necessary therefore and incidental thereto.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order Numbers 11246, as amended, 11458, 11518 and 11625.
The requirements for bidders and contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications.
Each bid will be submitted on the basis of a cash payment for work.
It will be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the above mentioned auditor and shall be designated that the bid is for "Raw Water Transmission Line Replacement." The bid shall be accompanied by a bidder’s bond in a separate envelope in the amount of five percent
(5%) of the full amount of the bid, executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in North Dakota. If the principal’s bid is accepted by the OWNER and the contract awarded, the principal, within ten (10) days after the notice of award, will be required to execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of the principal’s bid and any requirements and conditions of the OWNER.
A Contractor’s Bond, as required by Chapter 48 02-06.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, shall be included with the executed contract documents. The bid security shall be as required in Section 48
01.2-05 of the North Dakota Century Code.
All bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their bids, as required by Section 43 07-05 of the North Dakota Century Code and a copy of the license or certificate of renewal thereof issued shall be enclosed in the required bid bond envelope.
No bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the above provisions as to bond and licenses, and any deficient bid submitted will be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately.
Attention is called to the fact that the contractor is required to conform to the Davis-Bacon Act and pay not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the contract documents. The work shall be subject to the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements established by the US Department of Labor.
The OWNER retains the right to reject any or all of the bids submitted and to waive any informality in any bid and to hold all bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from said date of opening and to hold the three low bids and bid securities for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from said date of bid opening.
The work on the improvements is to commence upon a date to be specified by the OWNER, notice of which will be given to the successful bidder ten (10) days in advance of the start of construction. The contractor will be required to commence construction, and in an approved sequence, complete the project by November 1, 2008.
By order of the City Council, Maddock, North Dakota.
Dated this 7th day of July, 2008.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
KNOX CITY COUNCIL
July 21, 2008
A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus, Aldermen Sharon Hart and JP Robbins and Auditor Pat Robbins.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marchus.
The minutes of the last meeting were read by Auditor Robbins.
Alderman Hart made a motion, seconded by Alderman Robbins, to approve the minutes. The motion carried.
The financial reports were presented by Auditor Robbins. Alderman Robbins made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hart, to approve the reports. The motion carried. Bills paid for June were as follows:
of ND $307.62
Otter Tail Power Co. 126.82
Benson Co. Farmers Press 8.96
Mayor Marchus 138.54
Alderman Robbins 96.96
Alderman Hart 96.96
Auditor Robbins 69.26
Duchscher Ins. Co. 581.00
Auditor Robbins reported that the oaths of office for Mayor Marchus and Alderman Hart have been notarized, submitted and filed.
Discussion was held on the graveling of different places on the city streets. Alderman Robbins reported this project is nearing completion.
Discussion was held on determining lot boundaries in accordance with the 66-foot street easements due to some wanting to build garages. It was determined a surveyor would be the best solution.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned on motion made by Alderman Hart and seconded by Alderman Robbins.
The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15 at the Knox Fire Hall.
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Bids for the construction of the Agriculture Educational Building will be received by the Owner, Cankdeska Cikana Community College at the President’s Office until 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2008. At that time proposals meeting bidding requirements will be opened and read aloud. All bids received after the scheduled opening time will be returned to the bidders unopened.
Bids will be received for the following classifications of work:
Combined Bid of General, Mechanical and Electrical Copies of the drawings and specifications are on file at the office of the Owner, the office of the Architect: Dumont & Associates, Architects, 201 College Drive NW, Devils Lake, ND and at the following building exchanges: Bismarck/Mandan, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and FW Dodge/Scan, Minneapolis.
Bidding contractors having a current and proper class North Dakota contractor’s license may obtain copies of drawings and specifications from the office of the Architect upon a deposit of $75 for each set.
A $50 refund shall be issued to only bona fide unsuccessful bidding contractors returning such sets in good condition to the office of the Architect within ten (10) days after bidding.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a Bidders Bond equal to the sum of five percent (5%) of the bidder’s highest total bid combination, including all applicable alternates; executed by the bidder as principal and by a Surety Company authorized to do business in the State, conditioned that if the principal’s bid be accepted and the contract be awarded to him within ten (10) days after the notice of award, he will execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor’s bond made payable to Cankdeska Cikana Community College. Bid Bonds accompanying proposals must be in a separate envelope from the bid in accordance with Section 48-01-04 of the North Dakota Century Code.
In compliance with Section 43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, each contractor submitting a bid must have a copy of North Dakota Contractors License or Certificate of Renewal thereof issued by the Secretary of State enclosed in the bid bond envelope; all bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their total bid combination, including applicable alternates; and such license must have been in effect at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the bid opening.
On the outside of the Bidder’s envelope the following information shall be clearly displayed:
The Words "Bid Documents"
Name and Location of the Project
Name of the Owner
Classification of the Work
Name and Address of the Bidder
Date and Time of the Bid Opening
Address envelope to:
Dr. Cynthia Lindquist Mala, President
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
PO Box 269, 214 1st Avenue
Fort Totten, ND 58335
No bid shall be read or considered which does not fully comply with the provisions herein as to bonds and licenses, and any deficient bid submitted will be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately.
The Owner reserves the right to hold all legitimate bids for a period of thirty (30) days after the date fixed for the opening thereof. The Owner further reserves the right to reject any and all bids to waive irregularities in bidding.
Dr. Cynthia Lindquist Mala, President
(Publish July 30 & Aug. 6 & 13, 2008)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF TOWNER COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Genevieve F. Ahlberg, Deceased.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed co-personal representatives 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 David Ahlberg, 6863 60th Ave. NE, Cando ND 58324 or Mark Ahlberg, 5554 71st St. NE, Leeds ND 58346, co-personal representatives of the estate, or filed with the court.
Dated this 10th day of July, 2008.
of the Genevieve F. Ahlberg Estate
6863 60th Ave. NE
Cando, ND 58324
of the Genevieve F. Ahlberg Estate
5554 71st Ave. NE
Leeds, ND 58346
George M. Ackre
ACKRE LAW FIRM, LTD.
PO Box 685
Cando, ND 58324
Attorney for the Co-Personal
First publication on the 30th day of July, 2008.
(Publish July 30, Aug. 6 & 13, 2008)
ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS
North Central Rural Water Consortium of 2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite #201, Bismarck, ND 58503-0585 is asking for separate sealed bids for construction of:
North Central Rural Water Consortium
Reap Zone – Phase I
Rural Water Supply Project
Benson and Wells Counties,
Bids will be received by Ralph Packulak at the Esmond, ND Fire Hall until 1:30 o’clock p.m. on the 19th day of August, 2008, where and at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids to be mailed must be received at the office of Central Plains Water District, Attn: Rick Anderson, 102 Main Ave. S, Fessenden, ND 58438 no later than 10 a.m. on August 19, 2008.
The scope of work consists of furnishing and installing the following approximate quantities:
Base Bid – 803,000 LF of 2", 3", 4" and 6" PVC Watermain Alternative 1 – 146,000 LF of 2" and 3" PVC Watermain Alternative 2 – 80,000 LF of 2" and 3" PVC Watermain To include all apparatuses and miscellaneous work necessary and incidental thereto.
Each bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bidder’s bond in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid, executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten (10) days after notice of award, shall execute a contract in accordance with terms of the bid and a contractor’s bond as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the North Central Rural Water Consortium.
The bidder must be licensed for the full amount of the bid. No bid may be read or considered if it does not fully comply with these requirements; any deficient bid submitted shall be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Executive Orders No. 11246, as amended, 11458, 11518, and 11625. The requirements for bidders and contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Title 40 CFR 35.3145(d). The requirements for bidders and contractors under this regulation concern utilization of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE), and Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and are explained in the specifications. The goal for MBE is 1% of the total dollar value of the project. The goal for WBE is 2% of the total dollar value of the project.
Plans and specifications are on file at Interstate Engineering, Inc.,
1903 – 12th Ave. SW, PO Box 2035, Jamestown, ND 58402-2035, where they may be seen and examined between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Interstate Engineering, Inc. will furnish to any prospective bidder a copy of such plans and specifications upon receipt of a deposit of $200 for each set of documents obtained, none of which is refundable.
The construction of the Reap Zone – Phase I, Rural Water Supply Project must be fully complete not later than October 31, 2009.
Construction of Segment 1 must be complete by December 31, 2008.
All bids will be made on the basis of cash payment for such work.
After bid opening the owner will return the bid security of all except the three lowest responsible bidders. When the contract is awarded, the remaining unsuccessful bidders’ bonds will be returned.
The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or portions thereof, and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interests of the owner. The owner reserves the right to hold the three low bids for a period of sixty one (61) days after the date of the bid opening to complete financial arrangements.
Dated this 22nd day of July, 2008.
/s/ Ralph Packulak
North Central Rural Water Consortium
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
June 2, 2008
A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held June 2, 2008 at
7 p.m. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Eloise Ploium, Pete Hager, Doug Schmid and City Auditor Jessi Knatterud.
Others present were Karen Peterson and Joey Thumb.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read and a motion to approve was made by Hager and seconded by Ploium. The motion carried.
A motion to accept the bills was made by Schmid, seconded by Hager.
The motion carried.
Otter Tail Power Co. $876.47
John Thomas 126.15
John Thomas 85.58
James Nelson 761.89
Pete Hager 443.28
Eloise Ploium 332.46
Doug Schmid 295.52
Dale Stenberg 221.64
ND Public Health Lab 32.00
ND League of Cities 176.00
Waste Management 1,062.26
Klemetsrud Plumbing 656.00
Farmers Union Oil 84.75
Hawkins Inc. 108.90
ND Telephone Co. 62.12
Benson Co. Farmers Press 26.88
State Fire & Tornado Fund 144.33
Internal Revenue Service 275.40
Job Service 3.60
Corey Ploium 184.70
Jessi Knatterud 369.40
Discussion was held on the water hydrant north of town that has not been fixed yet. The hydrant is outdated and they are looking for parts to do the repair.
It was mentioned that the water reservoir needs to be cleaned and the city hydrants need to be flushed.
Karen Peterson inquired about putting up a fence around the bar for a beer garden and horseshoe pit. The only access would be through the back of the bar. A possibility of surveillance cameras was also mentioned. A motion to accept her request was made by Schmid and seconded by Ploium. The motion carried.
Joey Thumb mentioned that there is a break in the sewer pipe next to the main line and asked the city to have it dug up for repair. Nelson and Thumb will call around for estimates and find out when the work can be done.
Hager mentioned there are people interested in using the old church for practice and rehearsal purposes.
The next meeting will be July 14, 2008 at 7 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
James C. Nelson
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