MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING
MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD
July 15, 2008
The annual meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on June 15,
2008 at 5:30 p.m. Present were David Swanson, Becky Brandvold, Chris Lauinger, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Randy Benson, Superintendent Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Guests were Gary Wald, Penny Leier and Ralph Olson. The meeting was called to order by President Swanson.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the agenda as amended. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Lauinger, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the minutes of June 11, the General Fund bills totaling $78,927.58, food service and activities reports. The motion carried.
Accent Science $118.96
Activities Fund 566.00
AVI Systems 9,885.00
Batteries Plus 38.15
Benson Co. Farmers Press 93.44
Bigger Faster Stronger, Inc. 750.00
Cenex Convenience Card 421.10
City of Maddock 1,525.38
Cole Papers 502.67
Dakota Truck & Farm
Devils Lake Glass & Paint 234.99
Faleide, Linda 8.50
Fargo Tire Service 856.32
Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,527.46
Gaffaney’s of Minot 886.44
Golden West Industrial
Harcourt Brace & Co. 2,595.28
Harlow’s Bus Sales 345.93
Hewlett Packard Co. 6,908.00
Kidspeace Corporation 2,920.32
Lannie Simonson Building
Maddock School Alumni
Maloney, Mavis 40.95
Markestad, Rachel 696.30
Midland Diesel Service 58.09
Networking Specialists Inc. 7,286.00
New Rockford Chevrolet &
ND Telephone Co. 344.59
Office & Technology 2,650.00
Office Max 129.99
Popplers Music 857.27
Quill Corporation 144.48
Risovi, Joleen 320.98
Share Corporation 2,553.15
Zax Signage 696.30
Acme Electric 382.89
Avi Systems 195.00
Devils Lake Journal 88.50
Devils Lake Public School 153.90
Gus’s Auto Supply 46.90
JS Vending 213.86
Maddock Cable TV 276.00
National Science Teacher
ND State Fire & Tornado
ND Telephone Co. 313.11
Science News 52.00
Surety Title Co. 5,069.00
Reorganization of the Board: David Swanson was thanked for his three terms of service to the Maddock School District. Oath of office was received by new member Randy Benson and re-elected member David Kenner. Brandvold nominated Lauinger for board president, seconded by Ellingson. There were no further nominations and the roll call vote was all in favor.
Ellingson nominated Brandvold for vice president, seconded by Kenner.
There were no further nominations and the roll-call vote was all in favor. President Lauinger continued the meeting as chairman.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to designate the Benson County Farmers Press as official newspaper. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to designate the Ramsey National Bank & Trust and the North Star Community Credit Union, both of Maddock, depositories for 2008-09. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Kenner, to approve the
2008-09 Consolidated Application for Federal Funds for Title I, and REAP funds of Title IIa, IId, IV and V. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to appoint Superintendent Anderson as the federal programs administrator. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the
2007-08 Annual Financial Report. The roll call vote was all in favor.
The preliminary 2008-09 budget was discussed.
It was agreed by the board that small meal price increases, as needed to keep pace with increasing food costs, were preferable to larger price increases to recover deficit spending.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Kenner, to approve the following meal prices: breakfast $1.25; grades K-6 lunches $1.60; grades 7-12 lunches $1.70; adult lunches $2.25. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Benson, to approve a tuition agreement with the Minnewaukan School District for Marty Kueffler.
The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Benson, to approve teaching contracts for Chris Fuge, instrumental music and Nancy Follman, Grade 4. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to hire Penny Leier for 800 hours as elementary principal, from July 28, 2008 through May 28, 2009. She will receive 60% of her previous contract and full SPD insurance. The roll call vote was all in favor.
Superintendent Anderson stated that Yvonne Henry resigned her position as speech paraprofessional, and she has posted the open position. She has also contacted Dr. Linnares of Minot State University, who said that speech services would be available via the Internet.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to appoint Mrs. Anderson as administrator of Food Services and Title 9, and Mrs.
Leier as administrator of Section 504. The roll call vote was all in favor.
The Maddock School District has received a 21st Century Grant for three years, receiving up to $34,932.72 per year for supplementary learning services before and after school. Mrs. Leier will be the school coordinator.
A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Benson, to approve extra-duty salary of $1,000 to Mr. Wald for supervisory duties. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Kenner, to approve the second reading of the 2008-09 Student-Parent Handbook. The roll call vote was all in favor.
A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Kenner, to approve a switch from six to five bus routes. Mr. Olson presented a five route plan to review. The roll call vote was all in favor. A meeting will be held with the bus drivers to plan route staffing. Notice has been received from DPI reminding schools that 15 passenger vans cannot be used to transport students, but can still be used for adult transportation.
President Lauinger left the meeting, and Vice President Brandvold assumed the chair.
Mr. Olson discussed the need for an additional overhead door for the new bus barn. He was instructed to get cost estimates.
Mrs. Anderson stated that she has received requests to start a football cheerleader squad for 2008. She recommended waiting until next year, as this is an issue covered under the new football co-op.
She also stated that the football bleachers should be painted before fall.
Mrs. Anderson requested the board designate a committee to visit with the Multi-Purpose Building board before renewing the contract.
Some items to discuss will be use and transporting of school tables, chairs and floor equipment. Kenner and Benson volunteered for this committee.
The next regular meeting will be August 12 at 7 a.m. The meeting adjourned.
These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
July 14, 2008
A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held July 14, 2008.
Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Doug Schmid, Eloise Ploium and Pete Hager and City Auditor Jessi Knatterud.
A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Hager, to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Ploium, seconded by Hager, to approve all bills.
The motion carried. Bills approved were:
John Thomas $70.58
Otter Tail Power Co. 742.75
City of Oberon 120.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 44.80
Mack Plumbing 100.00
ND Telephone Co. 62.12
Waste Management 1,058.67
Farmers Union Oil 1,010.00
James Nelson 138.53
Pete Hager 48.96
Eloise Ploium 48.96
Dale Stenberg 48.96
Doug Schmid 36.94
Corey Ploium 184.70
Jessi Knatterud 369.40
Eloise Ploium 5.20
James P. Wang 125.00
Old Business: Gavin Foss was out and dug up the sewer line by the Joey Thumb residence. The problem was found near the house and not by the main line. The city will not have to help pay for the work done.
No decision was made on whether to flush the lines.
New Business: Corey Ploium attempted to shut the water valve to the Bob Stensland residence. There was an obstruction to the valve and it will need to be dug up. Ploium will also check the water valves at other city residences.
Nelson mentioned that he had spoken to Peggy Cavanaugh of Fort Totten about a city garbage contract. She said she would send it out.
Schmid made a motion, seconded by Ploium, to raise the city sewer rates from $3 to $6 per month. The motion carried. This will go into effect Oct.1, 2008.
A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Ploium, to drop the Workforce Safety Insurance policy for the park district because there is no one listed as as an employee.
It was mentioned that the city have a CPA look over the 2006 annual report before it is sent to the state.
The next meeting will be Aug. 4, 2008 at 7 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
James C. Nelson
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
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA )
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
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)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
August 6, 2008
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held Aug. 6, 2008 at
7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway and Ellen Truax and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Absent were Sylvester Hoffner and Lance Alexander.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Ellen Truax, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 2, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by DeLores Solway, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Misti Arnold 554.10
Don Vetsch 900.00
DeLores Solway 48.48
ND Public Health 16.00
Ramsey National Bank 10.00
Waste Management 1,352.50
ND Telephone Co. 54.59
Otter Tail Power Co. 440.78
Benson Co. Farmers Press 139.06
Misti Arnold 15.48
Rural Water progress was discussed and Interstate Engineering will be meeting on August 19 at the Esmond Fire Hall to take bids from contractors that will be doing the work.
Two bids were given for the city’s pickup. The council members agreed on running the ad for a few more weeks to see if more bids would be given. All bids must be sent in before September 3, 2008.
Past due accounts were discussed and Mayor Zimmerman was going to contact these customers before adding them to special assessments on August 20.
The next regular meeting will be held Sept. 3, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.
Ellen Truax made a motion, seconded by DeLores Solway, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned.
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