8/13/2008 – Public Notices


 

 

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

July 15, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 8 a.m. in the commissioners room of the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, Michael N. Steffan and Dwain Brown. Other people present were Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan.

District 23 Senator Joan Heckaman was present to hear any comments or concerns of the board. The need for an increase in road funding was discussed.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 1, 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Morris Holen Jr. of Wold Engineering and Gene Hager, county road superintendent, met with the board regarding road programming. Hager stated two seal coat projects should be added to the list. One project would be for the roadway from Roger Sabbe’s to the Josephine Road near Maddock and the other would be approximately three miles west of Maddock to the Gavin Foss residence. Paving the Wood-Rutten road was discussed. Hager stated this project is set for 2010, but one mile of asphalt now costs $400,000.00. It was decided to keep this project in programming, but it is unlikely it will be completed due to the high costs. The board also discussed grade and aggregate for the portion of road known as ND # 30 from US #2 north to the county line (toward the Hawk Museum). Hager stated the road near Dwain Brown’s is programmed for 2012. TERO tax on reservations was discussed. Holen stated a letter will need to be written to Dave Leftwich, ND DOT, for the 80/20 match on the 2009 projects. Hager updated the board on his 2008 budget. He stated overall his department is under budget. Fuel costs, however, are above budget.

Hager stated graveling is needed on several county roads.

Hager presented a proposed mutual aid agreement for emergency services between Benson and Ramsey Counties.

The board discussed the road near Spring Lake. Hager requested the board write a letter to the state asking that either the roadway near Spring Lake (near the Jim De Voogdt residence) be repaired or the culverts under Hwy. #20 be opened. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Brown, to write a letter to the state as requested. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to have the chairman sign the Memorandum of Understanding for Emergency Assistance between Benson and Ramsey Counties. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Hager stated the antennae on the tower on Rangen Hill blew off during the wind storm last weekend. He questioned who is responsible for maintaining the equipment on the tower. Hager stated the road department no longer uses the repeater and should not have to pay for the repair costs. Hager stated the tower is used by the schools, ambulances and fire departments and suggested a mill levy be put into place for funding the tower. He stated the estimated annual cost for the tower is $1,500.

The board discussed an upcoming meeting Hager will be attending for emergency disaster.

The board reviewed a letter from State’s Attorney Wang regarding the draft Bylaws for the Development Authority dated July 7, 2008.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Lowell Haagenson to the RC&D Council. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to accept the following pledge of securities and depositories. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

PLEDGE OF DEPOSITORIES:

As of June 30, 2008 all monies of Benson County are deposited in the following banking institutions: Bremer Bank – Minnewaukan; United Community Bank of ND – Leeds; and North Star Community Credit Union – Maddock.

PLEDGE OF SECURITIES

BREMER BANK

MINNEWAUKAN

Total Certificates of

Deposit $42,478.04

Total Money Market 1,384,865.46

Total Checking Account

06/30/08 101,625.27

Total Payroll Account

12/31/07 104,642.42

Total 1,633,611.19

Pledge of Securities –

par value 16,313,159.07

UNITED COMMUNITY BANK OF ND

LEEDS

Total Certificates of

Deposit $213,276.38

Pledge of Securities 21,822,335.58

NORTH STAR COMMUNITY

CREDIT UNION

MADDOCK

Total Certificates of

Deposit $101,742.47

Insured by NCUA 100,000.00

Plege of Securities 96,665.06

The board reviewed an e-mail and letter which McHenry County sent to the governor and area legislators requesting an increase in road funding.

The board reviewed a letter from the state’s attorney regarding a proposed agreement for joint representation and defense in the case of Tollefson vs. ND DOT et al. 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 board reviewed an e-mail and information from Jill Haakenson, RC&D coordinator regarding an area plan to identify and prioritize the resource concerns and needs in the RC&D area.

The board further discussed the letter which McHenry County sent to the governor and area legislators requesting an increase in road funding. The board will send a letter on this issue at a later date.

Heckaman informed the board of the various legislative committees she sits on.

The board also reviewed an Order Granting Certificate of Corridor Compatibility and Route Permit regarding Enbridge Pipelines LLC dated July 2, 2008.

The board reviewed the 2008 State Fire and Tornado Fund policy renewal.

The list of bills for the Benson County Transportation Department for the month of June 2008 was presented to the board.

The board discussed the issues of providing cell phones to departments and whether or not employees will be allowed to work a four day work week if they choose. The board made comments on the pros and cons of working a four day work week. The board opted to table the issue of the four day work week until a later date. The board discussed providing a cell phone or compensation for a cell phone to the extension office. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to allow the extension agent a monthly stipend of $35 per month for cell phone use during six months of the year. Lee opposed. Remaining members voted yes. The motion carried.

The board reviewed the County Township Road Mileage Certification to be sent to the ND State Treasurer’s Office. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to have the chairman sign the certification.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Brown, to transfer $100,000 from the 5 Mill Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to put an ad in the Benson County Farmers Press for the Minnewaukan Quasquicentennial.

Doris Randle met with the board to discuss her upcoming retirement.

A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 11:20 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS

APPEARING TO BE OWNERS OF

ABANDONED PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that the following persons, their heirs, executors, administrators, successors or assigns, may be entitled to property (not real estate) which has been presumed abandoned under the Unclaimed Property Ace (NDCC Chapter 47-30.1). The Act requires all businesses to file annual reports of unclaimed property. These names are from the most current annual reports. Previously reported properties which have not been claimed can be viewed at www.land.nd.gov.

Abraham Lance Box 194 Ft Totten

Anderson Debbie Box 31 Fort Totten

Arens Mackenzie 3475 91st Warwick

Berge Cheri 5403 44th Ave NE York

Blueshield Harlan PO Box 214 Tokio

Brossart Amanda J 5836 53rd Leeds

Callahan Mike Box 121 Minnewaukan

Cisneros Jose PO Box 155 Fort Totten

Drevlow Roger RR Maddock

Duran Marge C/O Arthur W Duren 608

4th St Maddock

Elfman Gary 224 Elevator Ave Warwick

Erickson Paul 4569 Hwy 30 Maddock

Evans Eleanor PO Box 549 Fort Totten

Greene Jennifer L PO Box 473 Ft Totten

Guy Shane Box 496 Fort Totten

Hegland Jill 6078 31st St NE Oberon

High Four W PO Box 239 Fort Totten

Kahler Nathan Box 214 Minnewaukan

Keller Raphael PO Box 21 Leeds

Knatterud Ryan 3137 51st Ave Maddock

Mcgarvey Gary 5544 53rd St NE Leeds

Nichols Alma Box 158 Ft Totten

Nichols Chesley A Box 158 Ft Totten

Porch Stephen C 3473 87th Av Warwick

Reid Johnny W PO Box 282 Maddock

Rider Marion B PO Box 247 St Michael

Ruge Robert J 136 1st St St Michael

Sabbe Esther 133 402 E 3rd Maddock

Santamaria Joseph 10207 Brookside Dr

Minnewaukan

SLT Pow Wow Com Box 157 St Michael

Thompson Tricia 12251 Columbine Dr

Ft Totten

Thompson Willie Box 183 Minnewaukan

Van Rooyen Riann 5544 53rd St NE

Leeds

Youngbear Curtis Box 342 Fort Totten

For information concerning this property, or for ADA auxiliary aids, contact the Unclaimed Property Administrator via e-mail on the Internet at www.land.nd.gov, or at 1707 N 9th St, PO Box 5523, Bismarck, ND 58506-5523. (701-328-2800).

/s/ Gary D. Preszler

(7/23/2008) Land Commissioner


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.

-s-David Ahlberg

David Ahlberg,

Co-Personal Representative

of the Genevieve F. Ahlberg Estate

6863 60th Ave. NE

Cando, ND 58324

-s-Mark Ahlberg

Mark Ahlberg,

Co-Personal Representative

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

(701) 968-3324

Attorney for the Co-Personal

Representatives

First publication on the 30th day of July, 2008.

(Publish July 30, Aug. 6 & 13, 2008)


MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

July 1, 2008

The annual meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held July 1, 2008 at 12 noon in the conference room at the White Administration Building. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater and Justin Yankton. Raymond Cavanaugh and Galen Robertson were absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr.

and Charles "Chip" Anderson.

Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

SEATING OF NEW BOARD MEMBER: Mr. Yankton was sworn in as the new board member.

REORGANIZE THE NEW BOARD: Mr. Greywater nominated Dr. Longie as board president. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to cease nominations. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

A roll call vote was taken for president. Three in favor. Two absent.

Dr. Longie is the new board president.

Mr. Yankton nominated Mr. Greywater for vice president. Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Dr. Longie, to cease nominations. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

A roll call vote takenfor vice president. Three in favor. Two absent.

Mr. Greywater is the new board vice president.

SIGNATURE CARDS: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Yankton, to have Dr. Longie on the signature cards. Three in favor.

Two absent. The motion carried.

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE: Mr. Yankton and Dr. Longie are on the negotiations committee. Mr. Greywater is alternate.

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE: Mr. Yankton and Mr. Greywater are on the curriculum committee.

SELECTION OF DEPOSITORIES: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to keep all the depositories as is. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

SET BUDGET MEETING: The board decided to have the meeting August 11,

2008 at 4:45 p.m.

NAME DESIGNATED REPRESEN-TATIVE FOR PROGRAMS: The Fort Totten School District #30 approves the authorization of the superintendent, Dr.

Wayne Trottier Jr., as the authorized representative for the following federal programs: Consolidated Schoolwide (Title I, Title II Part A, Title II Part D, Title IV Part A, Title V Part A), JOM, Carl Perkins, Title VII, IDEA/Special Education Programs, Impact Aid, Career and Technical Grants and any other federal program or funding that comes available during the year. A motion was made by Mr.

Greywater, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve the authorization.

Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

SET MONTHLY BOARD MEETING DATES: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to keep the meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 12 noon. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

APPROVAL OF ANNUAL DUES: Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to approve the annual dues of NSBA, NAFIS, NDSBA, NCA and NDHSAA. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

SELECTION OF OFFICIAL NEWS-PAPER: Discussion was held regarding cost between neighboring newspapers. Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to have the Benson County Farmers Press as the official newspaper. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

APPROVAL OF IMPACT AID CONFERENCE: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve out-of-state travel for Dr.

Trottier, Mrs. Anderson and all board members to attend the NAFIS Fall Conference in Washington, DC September 20-24, 2008. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

SCHOOL BOARD RETREAT: The board will meet July 21-22, 2008 in Minot, ND.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson informed the board regarding summer school and the 2007-08 attendance. He will bring an updated attendance plan to the board retreat.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Yankton, to approve the minutes of May 7, 15, and June 18, 2008.

Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

JUNE 2008

Payroll $247,057.16

Social Security 30,635.22

Medicare 7,165.08

Federal W/Holding 25,229.82

State W/Holding 3,474.00

Aflac 316.46

BCBSND 28,568.60

Discovery Benefits 842.50

IRS 93.90

ND State Disbursement 386.15

NDPERS 2,079.18

NDTFFR 23,044.41

Spirit Lake Housing 262.00

Thrivent Lutheran 300.00

TOTAL 369,454.48

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

JUNE 2008

Acme Electric 68.49

Alltel 241.75

Anderson, Charles 598.63

Anderson, Charles 211.00

Anderson, Charles 485.10

Anderson, Christina 285.00

Anderson, Stephanie 219.23

ASCD 79.00

AVI Systems 90.00

Balfour 285.82

Barnes & Noble 202.58

Beach Public School

District 2,983.96

Belgarde, Erin 211.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 512.84

Better Homes & Gardens 20.00

Bingham, Jerry 900.00

Bismarck Public School 19,575.93

BMI Educational Services 117.88

Brownshield, Sylvia 130.00

Bull, Lawrence 600.00

BW Doublewood Inn-

Bismarck 214.99

BW Seven Seas 220.00

Byberg, Marlo 2,500.00

Byberg, Marlo 2,500.00

Career & Tech Education 343.00

Carlson, Eilene 211.00

Carolina Science 740.30

Cash & Carry Lumber 1,300.00

CCCC 404.00

Central Distributing 116.17

Classroom Products

Warehouse 304.05

Comfort Inn-Bismarck 60.50

Connecting Point 6.00

Connecting Point 1,000.00

Corbine, Paula 130.00

Corbine, Philomene 130.00

Country Couseling &

Consulting 2,970.00

Country Counseling &

Consulting 400.00

Dacotah Paper 88.58

Dakota Boys Ranch 907.62

Devils Lake Public School 25.00

Dion-Somerville, Janet 3,396.57

Dion-Somerville, Janet 399.73

Discount School Supply 81.35

Double Z Broadcasting 100.00

EduTech 300.00

Expressway Suites-Fargo 2,244.00

Fargo Public School 291.90

Fargo Public School 1,626.30

Food Services of America 405.50

Frey Scientific 1,316.23

Frey Scientific 911.24

Frey Scientific 585.78

Gallagher, Lorelei 107.15

Gerrells of DL 24.00

Glamour 16.00

Grand Forks Herald 2.20

Greene, Jan 211.00

Greene, Jan 202.70

GST Multi-District 12,036.55

H.E. Everson Co. 71.60

Haan Crafts 351.31

Hanson, Curt 180.70

Heart of America Medical

Ctr. 2,768.75

Heart of America Medical

Ctr. 1,713.37

Home of Economy 19.99

I-Design 2,866.03

Information Tech Dept. 3,439.68

Information Tech Dept. 359.85

J-14 29.95

Krantz’s Greenhouse 750.86

La Quinta Inn & Suites 4,206.32

Lakeshore Basics 160.79

Leevers County Market 60.24

Luis Cafe 39.00

Morin, Christopher 211.00

Morin, Christopher 175.00

Motor Trend 10.00

Nasco 1,150.25

Nasco 1,015.26

ND Telephone Co. 2,975.00

ND Telephone Co. 861.94

ND Telephone Co. 245.00

NDTFFR 36.75

Nelson, Carolyn 1,500.00

Nelson, Liz 211.00

Nelson, Liz 20.00

Ness, Hayley 186.00

Norgon, Linda 800.00

Northwest Evaluation Assn. 3,000.00

Office & Technology 1,730.18

Office & Technology 2,201.50

Office & Technology 1,392.79

Office & Technology 2,201.50

Party America 83.60

Paul’s Grocery 399.75

Pearce & Durick 740.52

Peltier, Florestine 130.00

Pitney Bowes 420.00

Pizza Hut 107.33

Plato, Inc. 25,099.00

Prestwick House Inc. 42.94

Pro-Ed 800.80

Purchase Power 66.19

Rand McNally 117.72

Robix, Robots for

Education 558.00

Saari, Karen 211.00

Sears 372.49

Social Studies School

Services 558.23

Spirit Lake Drum Group 100.00

Spirit Lake Marina 1,671.14

Spirit Lake Motor Vehicle

Dept. 232.00

Spirit Lake Resort 137.98

Teacher’s Discovery 1,029.34

Teacher’s Media 56.93

The Writing Company 56.90

Thompson Publishing

Group 29.50

Thunder Road 216.00

Tracy’s Market 31.95

Tracy’s Market 10.63

US 64.48

US Toy/Constructive

Playthings 115.64

Uva Darden School

Foundation 65,000.00

Varsity Bags 101.90

Vilie, Linda 506.43

Walch Publishing 505.66

Wally’s Supermarket 36.50

Wally’s Supermarket 246.87

Wally’s Supermarket 31.99

Wal-Mart 377.55

Wal-Mart 549.66

Warwick Public School 208.44

White House Cafe 300.00

White, Denise 600.00

Wholesale Supply Co. 461.91

Willert, Daniel 50.00

Xerox Corp. 1,624.47

Xerox Corp. 583.74

TOTALS 208,234.41

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Anderson, Charles 306.65

Subtotal 306.65

TOTAL 208,541.06

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

JULY 2008

Payroll 51,044.69

Social Security 6,329.54

Medicare 1,480.46

Federal W/Holding 5,205.87

State W/Holding 752.00

NDTFFR 3,460.48

NDPERS 717.87

ND State Disburse 203.05

Spirit Lake Housing 131.00

TOTAL 69,324.96

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

JULY 2008

Anderson, Charles $196.50

Anderson, Charles 1,579.10

Anderson, Charles 447.50

Anderson, Stephanie 196.50

Auto Owners Insurance 2,907.68

Carlson, Eilene 127.60

Carlson, Eilene 1,064.01

Cavanaugh, Raymond 196.50

CountryInsure USA 1,754.00

Greywater, Marty 196.50

Longie, Erich 196.50

Longie, Erich 303.50

Luis Cafe 117.50

Mertens, Joe 60.00

Morin, Christopher 236.00

Pfau, Jessica 391.50

Saari, Karen 391.50

Schoolmasters 4,303.56

Somerville-Dion, Janet 391.50

Subway 89.24

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 196.50

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 82.84

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 230.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 384.30

Yankton, Justin 196.50

Subtotal 16,236.83

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Yankton, to approve the personnel report with the addition of Mr.

Wayne Hooey and the exception of Rick Smith, George Longie, Hayley Ness, Charles Anderson and Jeff Olson. Three in favor. Two absent.

The motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier updated the board on the facilities situation, teacher negotiations, new coach user’s agreement/contract, Title I Schoolwide program, teacher vacancies, code of conduct for employees and staff resignation gifts.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Dr. Longie, to declare impasse. Two in favor. Mr. Yankton opposed. The motion carried.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve the Four Winds Community School Ethics Code for Staff. Three in favor.

Two absent. The motion carried.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to adjourn.

Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF RETREAT MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

July 21-22, 2008

A regular meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held in the conference room at the Sleep Inn Hotel in Minot, ND. The meeting began at 9 a.m. on July 21, 2008. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Justin Yankton and Raymond Cavanaugh. Galen Robertson was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Charles "Chip" Anderson.

Dr. Longie, the board president, called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.

2008-2009 BOARD TRAVEL: Discussion was held on what conferences the board members are attending this upcoming school year.

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS: The board visited with Mr. Anderson about the upcoming school year and his goals regarding attendance, behavior, and achievement. The board recommended offering Mr.

Anderson a five percent raise in salary for the upcoming school year and an end of the year bonus based on increasing attendance to 90%, reducing behavior referrals by 10% and increasing achievement. Mr.

Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve a five percent increase in salary for the 2008-2009 school year to Principal Charles Anderson along with an end of the year bonus.

Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

Mr. Anderson thanked the school board for the increase. The board members want him to keep motivated and to talk to them if he needs help.

The board and superintendent visited regarding Business Manager Stephanie Anderson’s contract. Dr. Trottier recommended that she, too receive a five percent increase in salary. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to approve a five percent increase in salary for Business Manager Stephanie Anderson, for the 2008-2009 school year. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

Dr. Trottier also recommended that she receive a bonus for the past

2007-2008 school year. He stated that she did a lot of work this past year with impasse and other important school items by herself. Mr.

Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve an end of year bonus for Mrs. Anderson. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on other administrative contracts. Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve a four percent increase for Jeff Olson, Eilene Carlson, Elaine Guy and Jan Greene for the 2008-2009 school year. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

DISCUSSION ON CHARTER BUS: The public perception is that the charter bus is a community bus. However, the board believes that it was a donation to the school so it will decide on the usage of the bus. The question is who has the overall say. Mr. Cavanaugh would like to meet with the tribal school board to discuss this issue. Dr. Trottier will try to reach the tribal school board members to have a meeting on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 12 noon.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR BOARD MEMBERS: Dr. Longie gave a presentation to the board on courageous and ethical school board behavior. Board members need to have courage, honesty, perseverance and generosity in order to fulfill their civic public service. All the board members gave their input on how the board should have effective meetings.

DAYCARE FOR STUDENTS: The board recommends the administration find out who will use the daycare by doing a survey. Discussion was held on the options the school can use to get the daycare licensed. At the present time the daycare has lost its license due to not having a licensed worker. Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to direct administration to visit with Allison Barlett regarding the daycare. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

FAMILY PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY: Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the Family Parent Involvement Policy as is. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to approve the Fort Totten Public School District No.30 Employees Ethics Code. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried. Dr. Trottier will disperse it at the staff orientation and it will be placed in the policies and procedures. Employees will sign that they received the code of conduct policy.

2008-2009 INDIAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the 2008-2009 Indian Policies and Procedures. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

2008-2009 SCHOOLWIDE TITLE: The board discussed keeping the kids in mind with these dollars. Discussion was held on hiring title teachers. Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to allow Dr. Trottier the signature authority to offer contracts. Four favor. One absent. The motion carried.

The board recessed at 3:05 p.m. on July 21, 2008.

The board reconvened at 9:15 a.m. on July 22, 2008.

APPROVAL OF 2008-2009 ATTENDANCE PLAN: Discussion was held on administration reviewing the attendance coordinator’s job description. The principal explained the revisions to the current attendance plan. The board wants the revisions explained to the students at orientation and to the community. They would like it broadcast on the radio. Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Yankton, to approve the revisions of the Attendance Plan for

2008-2009 school year. Three in favor. Mr. Greywater and Mr.

Robertson absent. The motion carried.

VIRGINIA TURNAROUND PROGRAM UPDATE: Mr. Anderson updated the board on this conference he attended. He understands that it is his responsibility to make gains in achievement in the school. The Virginia Turnaround Program said the school needs to show improvement by the end of the year. Mr. Anderson stated that by the end of the school year next year, the board may need to make some hard decisions in order for the school to turn around and improve. He would like the board’s support when it comes to these hard decisions. Mr. Cavanaugh stated the reason he got on the board was to make a change so Mr.

Anderson has his support.

SUPERINTENDENT GOALS: The board discussed with Dr. Trottier the four goals set for him by the board: Plan to Increase Attendance, Plan to Decrease Misbehavior, Plan to Increase Parent/Community Involvement and Plan to Recruit Teachers. It wants to see progress reports quarterly. Even though the board visited with Mr. Anderson, it will hold the superintendent accountable since the principal is his employee. Dr. Trottier wanted to add one more goal: Plan to Increase Student Achievement.

Discussion was held on having the superintendent at general assemblies. The board decided to have themselves representing the school at district meetings and general assemblies.

Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve the superintendent’s goals. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

2008-2009 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve the policies and procedures with the revision to page 12. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

REVIEW STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK: Discussion was held on the current handbook. Mr. Anderson had a question on certain cultural activities whether they were excused or not excused because this could affect some students. The board and administration discussed spiritual excused days. Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Dr.

Longie, to allow three days annually for spiritual excused days.

Further discussion was held on which cultural activities were relevant. Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

JOINT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The board would like to meet at 12 noon on July 28, 2008 so Mr. Cavanaugh could attend. The two items on the agenda will be joint school positions and the charter bus.

Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to adjourn.

Three in favor. Two absent. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President

MINUTES OF SPECIAL JOINT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FOUR WINDS SCHOOL DISTRICT July 28, 2008 A special joint school board meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held July 28, 2008 at the Four Winds Community Library. Present were Erich Longie, Raymond Cavanaugh, Justin Yankton and Marty Greywater. Galen Robertson was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier, Rick Smith, Mona Chaske, Paul Yankton, Mary Ann Blackbull and Art Carmona.

Dr. Longie, the board president, called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

DISCUSSION ON CHARTER BUS: Both boards hold risk and liability if there is any breach in procedure. Both boards believe that the bus was donated to the school. Discussion was held on allowing the administration to have the final decision on the usage of the bus because they know who is utilizing it and if it needs a rest. Number

6 in the charter bus usage letter will reflect that the administration will have the final say. The boards would like to set a limit to entities using the bus. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to approve the limitations to the elderly, veterans, college and Four Winds Community School of usage of the charter bus. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

The charter bus will also have a distance limit for the other three entities. The charter bus can only be used in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana. The boards want the superintendent to have the final say.

APPROVAL OF JOINT SCHOOL POSITIONS: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Dr. Longie, to approve a four percent increase in salary for George Longie, transportation director. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve a four percent increase in salary for Hayley Ness, special education director. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve a four percent increase in salary for Bonnie Benson, special education secretary. Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve a four percent increase in salary for Rick Smith, athletic director.

Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to adjourn.

Four in favor. One absent. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Erich Longie

Board President


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., Thursday, August 28, 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:

General Construction

Mechanical Construction

Electrical Construction

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.

Cankdeska Cikana

Community College

Dr. Cynthia Lindquist Mala, President

(Publish July 30 & Aug. 6 & 13, 2008)


NOTICE OF SALE

Civil No. 03-08-C-61

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure by the District Court of the Northeast Judicial District in and for the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of said Court on July 14, 2008, in an action wherein GMAC Mortgage, LLC was Plaintiff and John O. Hennager; Estelle A. Hennager; Citi Financial; Robert Ebach, dba Ebach Construction; Citifinancial, Inc.; and any person in possession were Defendants, in favor of Plaintiff and against the Defendants for the sum of $29,014.65, which judgment and decree, among other things, direct the sale by me of the real property hereinafter described, to satisfy the amount of said judgment, with interest thereon and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of said sale will satisfy; and by virtue of a writ issued to me out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I, Steven J. Rohrer, Sheriff of Benson County, North Dakota, will sell the property described in the Judgment to the highest bidder for cash at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, on September 11, 2008, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. (CT), to satisfy the amount due, with interest thereon, and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of such sale will satisfy. The property to be sold is situated in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and described as follows:

Lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in Block 54, of the Original City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota lying and being in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, a/k/a 110 Main St. W, Minnewaukan, ND 58351.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of August, 2008.

/s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County

North Dakota

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA )

) ss.

County of Benson )

On this 8th day of August, 2008, before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Steven J. Rohrer, known to me to be the person who is described in, and whose name is subscribed to this instrument.

/s/ Claudette Carlson

Notary Public

Benson County, North Dakota

My Commission expires: 06-26-09

MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM

P.O. Box 1097

Dickinson, ND 58602-1097

Attorneys for Plaintiff

(Publish Aug. 13, 20 and 27, 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,

North Dakota

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

(SEAL) President

North Central Rural Water Consortium


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