MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
August 14, 2008
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held Aug. 14,
2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were Mayor Yri and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Connie Ambers. Also present were City Auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, Ward Christensen, Todd Pesky and Dean Frantsvog.
A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Huffman, to have the diseased trees that are owned by the city removed. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the minutes of July 7, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.
Todd Pesky submitted his petition for the placement of recreational vehicles on his lots. The council felt that they would like an updated petition.
The propane contracts will be tabled until the September meeting.
The budget committee will consist of Huffman, Ambers and Weed.
The city office will revert back to the winter schedule of Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The employee policy manual was reviewed.
A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Motis, to have Backstrom become pesticide certified so that he can complete the mosquito spraying. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Ambers, to have Motis and Staloch attend the League of Cities training in Fargo. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Ambers, to purchase a street sweeper from the City of Lakota. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Ambers, to pay all bills. The motion carried unanimously.
Home of Economy 11.99
Huffman, S. 1,282.52
McQuoid’s Grocery 55.19
Otter Tail Power Co. 616.65
Double M Sanitation $2,932.00
Ambers, C. $29.85
Benson Co. Sheriff 300.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 76.80
McQuoid’s Grocery 56.68
ND Telephone Co. 103.15
Otter Tail Power Co. 221.22
Traynor Law Firm 206.00
Bank of North Dakota $12,832.50
Creative Impressions 113.00
Ag Resources $11.30
Allen’s Auto Sales 100.00
Benson Co. Highway 87.94
City of Devils Lake 644.80
Home of Economy 14.97
McQuoid’s Grocery 344.28
Otter Tail Power Co. 608.81
Durbin Excavating 513.88
Farmers Union Oil Co. 194.11
Hawkins Chemical 3,293.29
Huffman, R. 50.00
ND Dept. of Health 96.00
ND Telephone Co. 83.17
Northern Plains Electric 358.18
Otter Tail Power Co. 153.58
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
Curtis A. Yri
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
KNOX CITY COUNCIL
August 22, 2008
A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, August 22, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus and Alderman J.P. Robbins. Alderman Sharon Hart was absent.
Also present was City Auditor Pat Robbins.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marchus. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The financial report was also approved.
July bills paid were as follows:
Waste Management $306.59
Otter Tail Power Co. 126.92
Office Supply 54.44
ND League of Cities 176.00
York FU Oil Co. 400.30
Pat Robbins 69.26
City Auditor Robbins reported she had talked with the ND League of Cities’ attorney regarding the outlots of Knox City. She also talked with the Benson County Recorder. It was concluded that the lots had never been "abandoned by declaration" of the city and would therefore have to be deeded back to the city if the need would ever arise. Also the attorney said that if an individual established a building or any part of a building on city property, that would give the city automatic ownership.
The city council gave a thank you to Shelby and Ashton King, Marcus Sell and Ethan and Keenan Arlien for taking over mowing city lots and the city park while the city volunteer mowers were busy harvesting. A thank you was also expressed to Donna Lennon for donating flowers to the park in memory of her husband, Cliff.
Discussion was held on spraying of leafy spurge. Alderman Robbins said this would be done after harvest.
Next meeting will be Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
July 16, 2008
The annual meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held July 16,
2008 at 5 p.m. Present were Young, Silliman, Swanson, Bracken and Leapaldt. Also present were Superintendent Braaten, Principal Manley and Elementary Principal Braaten and Business Manager Kathryn Benson.
Gene Larson was absent.
Additions to agenda: Presentation to Melody Bracken.
The minutes of the June 10, 2008 regular meeting were approved as written.
President Linda Young welcomed Gay Leapaldt, recently elected to the Leeds School Board.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for June 2008 and bills through June 30 for payment.
The board reviewed summary reports for the co-op accounts (football, volleyball and basketball) and for the D.I. account and coaches account.
Altru Clinic $65.00
Anne Carlsen Center 6,119.40
B & H Oil Co. 409.69
Benson Co. Farmers Press 213.12
Benson, Kathryn 12.50
Braaten, Joel 17.01
Cenex Credit Card 172.68
Chad’s Amoco 248.02
City of Leeds 159.00
Clute Office Equip. 76.00
Haagenson, Patricia 558.80
International Inn 110.00
Kelly Inn 70.00
Manley, Jeff 27.00
Minot State University 200.04
ND Telephone Co. 345.33
Nybo, Michelle 131.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,406.77
Pierce Co. Tribune 9.27
Positive Promotions 341.25
Quill Corp. 10.64
Anne Carlsen Center $4,642.80
Dakota Truck Service 262.00
Discovery Education 950.00
Ebsco Subscription 1,433.79
Gerrells & Co. 35.10
Harlow’s Bus Sales 1,424.14
Manley, Jeff 7.50
McCarty, Joanne 74.44
Minot Public Schools 550.00
ND School for the Deaf 4,375.00
ND Telephone Co. 268.05
Paulson Supply 192.07
Popplers Music 135.00
Quill Corp. 197.44
Rolle, Gary 13.01
Simplex Time 1,431.00
Tracy’s Market 38.35
World Book School 295.00
Daktronics Inc. $9,866.00
G & R Controls 41,060.82
State Fire & Tornado Fund 4,531.32
Mrs. Benson presented the ND School District Financial Report for 2007/2008. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept and approve the 2007/2008 ND School District Report as presented.
The board reviewed the application for Deferred Maintenance Grant funds for installation of football field lighting, rewiring in the computer lab and wiring in several classrooms for projectors and Smart Boards. Costs included estimates from Ringenberg Electric, Otter Tail Power Company and The Computer Store. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the Deferred Maintenance Grant application of $27,486.
The board discussed basketball coaching positions. Mark Swanson has applied for the boys’ basketball head coach position. A joint meeting with Minnewaukan School Board will be scheduled to review and discuss positions.
Preliminary budget figures for 2008/2009 were reviewed. Mill levies, taxable valuations and the state funding formula were discussed.
The board thanked Melody Bracken for eight years serving on the board. Mr. Braaten presented her with a plaque in appreciation for service and dedication to the school district.
Oaths’ of office for Linda Young and Gay Leapaldt have been received and are in order.
The meeting adjourned for the reorganization meeting.
The business manager called the meeting to order.
Linda Young nominated Randy Silliman as president of the Leeds Public School District Board of Education. No further nominations, a roll call vote was taken. All were in favor. Randy Silliman will be president of Leeds Public School Board.
Mark Swanson nominated Linda Young as vice president of the Leeds Public School District Board. No further nominations, a roll call vote was taken. All were in favor. Linda Young will be vice president of Leeds Public School Board.
The business manager turned the meeting over to Randy Silliman.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve bills through July 16,
2008 for payment.
High school principal’s report: scheduling; Spanish I will be offered; two dual credit courses; band/chorus credits; vo-ag classes; registration is August 12; Powerschool workshop; Leeds youth basketball camp August 4; teacher inservices August 18-19; and the first day of school is August 20.
No report from elementary principal.
It was moved, seconded and carried to designate United Community Bank of North Dakota as bank of deposit for 2008-2009.
It was moved, seconded and carried to designate Benson County Farmers Press as official district newspaper for 2008/2009.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve continuing with Scholastic Injury Insurance through the ND Insurance Reserve Fund.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve continuing with Catastrophic Injury Insurance coverage for K-12 students.
The board reviewed the pledge of securities report from United Community Bank of ND as of June 30, 2008.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Mr. Braaten as administrator for the Title I, IIa & d, and Title IV programs.
It was moved, seconded and carried approved the Consolidated Application for federal funds for 2008-2009.
The board reviewed Foodservice expenses and discussed the increase in food costs and delivery charges. It was moved, seconded and carried to increase prices for student meals by 25 cents on breakfast to
$1.25 and by 15 cents for lunches to $1.55 for K-6 and $1.75 for 7-12 students. The adult price will increase to $1.50 for breakfast and 2.50 for lunch.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the tuition agreement for Hannah and Adam Jensen of Brinsmade to attend Devils Lake.
Superintendent’s report: coaching class offered online through NDHSAA; enrollment numbers; foreign exchange students; and restructuring the representative regions for the board.
A committee will research the areas and demographics for balanced representation and report to the board for a public information meeting.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Kathryn L Benson
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
September 8, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.
I. Call to order
II. Additions to and approval of agenda
III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak IV. Reading and approval of the minutes V. Presentation of bills VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C. Hot lunch; D.
VII. Old business. A. Bus delivery; B. Update on portable classroom project; C. Update on wood floor project; D. 2008-09 program improvement plan.
VIII. New business. A. Enrollment numbers; B. Testing schedule; C.
Washington trip, Sept. 19-23.
IX. Principals’ reports
X. Next meeting date and time
(Publish Sept. 3, 2008)
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