10/8/2008 – Public Notices


 

 

ANALYSIS OF THE

STATEWIDE MEASURES

APPEARING ON THE

GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

NOVEMBER 4, 2008

The following analyses are for the four measures appearing on the statewide General Election ballot on November 4, 2008. This publication is required by section 16.1-01-07 of the North Dakota Century Code to enable voters to become familiar with the effect of proposed measures. The full text of each measure is available on the Secretary of State’s website at www.nd.gov/sos or by requesting a copy from either the Elections Division, Secretary of State’s office at (800) 352-0867, ext. 8-4146, or from the office of any County Auditor.

In addition, as required by section 16.1-01-17 of the North Dakota Century Code, a copy of the Legislative Council’s report on the estimated fiscal impact of Measures No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 is available on the Secretary of State’s website at www.nd.gov/sos, by calling (800) 352-0867, ext. 8-4146, or by writing to Secretary of State, 600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108, Bismarck ND 58505, or from the office of any County Auditor.

Analysis of Constitutional

Measure No. 1

Constitutional Measure No. 1 was placed on the ballot by action of the 2007 North Dakota Legislative Assembly with the passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 3045 (2007 Session Laws, Ch. 584). If approved, it would add a new section to article X of the North Dakota Constitution.

This measure would establish a permanent oil tax trust fund from oil and gas tax revenue exceeding one hundred million dollars per biennium, adjusted for inflation; interest earnings on the trust fund would be transferred to the general fund each year; and no more than twenty percent of the principal of the trust fund could be spent each biennium, if approved by three-fourths of the members of both houses of the legislature.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above.

Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.

Analysis of Initiated

Statutory Measure No. 2

Statutory Measure No. 2 was placed on the ballot by petitions circulated by a sponsoring committee. If approved, it would amend sections 57-38-30 and 57-38-30.3 of the North Dakota Century Code.

For tax years beginning after December 31, 2008, this initiated measure would lower the state corporate income tax rates by fifteen percent and the adjusted state income tax rates for both resident and nonresident individuals, estates, and trusts by fifty percent, except for one taxpayer bracket where the reduction would be forty-five percent and for two other brackets where $10,400 and $58,000 of income would not be taxed.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above.

Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.

Analysis of Initiated

Statutory Measure No. 3

Statutory Measure No. 3 was placed on the ballot by petitions circulated by a sponsoring committee. If approved, it would add seven new sections to the North Dakota Century Code and amend section 54-27-25.

This measure would establish a tobacco prevention and control advisory committee and an executive committee; develop and fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco prevention and control plan; and create a tobacco prevention and control trust fund to receive tobacco settlement dollars to be administered by the executive committee.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above.

Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.

Analysis of Initiated

Statutory Measure No. 4

Statutory Measure No. 4 was placed on the ballot by petitions circulated by a sponsoring committee. If approved, it would add two new sections to Title 65 of the North Dakota Century Code.

This measure would provide for the appointment by the Governor of the director for the Workforce Safety and Insurance agency, the placement of its employees into the state personnel system, and for the appointment of independent administrative law judges to conduct hearings and make final decisions.

Voting "YES" means you approve the measure as summarized above.

Voting "NO" means you reject the measure as summarized above.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Superintendent of the Fort Totten Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior has made a final agency determination that the United States will acquire the following 2 tracts:

(1) Legal Land Description: Township 152 N., Range 66 W., Benson County, 5th Principal Meridian, North Dakota:

Section 14: SW1/4NW1/4, N1/2NW1/4SW1/4 and N1/2NW1/4 EXCEPT the South 20 feet of the SW1/4SW1/4NW1/4NW1/4 and ALSO EXCEPT the SE1/4SW1/4NW1/4NW1/4; Section 15: SE1/4NE1/4, all lands described above contain 177.3 acres more or less.

Ingress and egress to Presbyterian Church Cemetery across an existing graded road within the NW1/4NW1/4 of Section 14.

(2) Legal Land Description: Lots 1 & 2 of Section17; S1/2NE1/4NE1/4 and Lot 1 of Section 18, all in T.152 N., R.63 W., 5th Principal Meridian, Benson County, North Dakota, containing 58.00 acres more or less, all of which are located within an approved land consolidation area on the Spirit Lake Reservation in the name of the United States for the benefit of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.

Title to the land acquired is being taken in trust for the tribe pursuant to Public Law 97-459, 96 Stat. 2515 (January 12, 1983). The United States shall acquire title no sooner than thirty days after this notice is published.

This notice is published in accordance with Title 25 Code of Federal Regulations section 151.12(b) (1997).

Publication: (10/08/2008)


NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF BENSON

IN DISTRICT COURT

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Civil No. 03-08-C-00103

Citizens Community Credit )

Union, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Steven D. Bergin and Stephanie )

M. Bergin a/k/a/ Stephanie )

Bergin, )

Defendants. )

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree in foreclosure rendered and given by the District Court in and for the County of Benson, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District, entered and docketed in the office of the Clerk of said Court on the 19th day of September, 2008, in an action wherein Steven D. Bergin and Stephanie M. Bergin a/k/a/ Stephanie Bergin were the defendants, in which decree it was adjudged that there was due and owing to the plaintiff upon said mortgage indebtedness, the sum of Twenty-four Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-six Dollars and 26/100 ($24,876.26) plus interest from September 3, 2008; by virtue of a writ of Special Execution to me issued out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I will sell said property described in said Judgment and hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, on the 13th day of November, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. and on that day, to set aside the amount due to plaintiff with accrued costs as of the date of sale, or so much thereafter as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.

The premises to be sold as aforesaid are located in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, described as follows:

Lots One (1) and Two (2), Block Eight, (8), Original Townsite to the City of Warwick.

Dated this 2nd day of October, 2008.

BENSON COUNTY SHERIFF

BY: /s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County,

North Dakota

Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.

Attorney at Law

PO Box 668

Bismarck, ND 58502-0668

(701) 258-2400

(Publish Oct. 8, 15 & 22, 2008)


IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of Doren Dobbs Dickson, Deceased NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT Sarah Kimberly Bauer has filed herein a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs.

The assets of the estate consist of the following described mineral interests:

A 15% interest in an undivided 1/32nd interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Benson County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 151 North, Range 68 West

Section 25: S1/2 and NW1/4

Section 36: NW1/4

(20 mineral acres)

A 15% interest in an undivided 1/24th interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Burleigh County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 143 North, Range 76 West

Section 30: SE1/4SW1/4; Lots 2, 3 and 4; SE1/4 Section 32: NW1/4 (20 mineral acres) A 15% interest in an undivided 1/20th interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Emmons County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 134 North, Range 79 West

Section 11: E1/2NE1/4

Section 12: N1/2

(20 mineral acres)

A 15% interest in an undivided 1/12th interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Kidder County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 137 North, Range 72 West

Section 32: SW1/4 and NE1/4

Section 31: SE1/4

(40 mineral acres)

A 15% interest in an undivided 1/8th interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Mountrail County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 153 North, Range 91 West

Section 2: S1/2SW1/4

Section 11: N1/2NW1/4

(20 mineral acres)

A 15% interest in an undivided 1/16th interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Rolette County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 159 North, Range 69 West

Section 23: SW1/4

Section 26: NW1/4

(20 mineral acres)

A 15% interest in an undivided 1/30th interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Morton County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 135 North, Range 79 West

Section 18: Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4; SE1/4; SW1/4NE1/4; and E1/2W1/2 Township 135 North, Range 80 West Section 13: E1/2NE1/4 (20 mineral acres) A 15% interest in an undivided 1/8th interest in and to all of the oil, gas, and other minerals in and under and that may be produced from the following described land located in Wells County, North Dakota, to-wit:

Township 150 North, Range 68 West

Section 11: E1/2SE1/4 and S1/2NE1/4

(20 mineral acres)

Hearing has been set upon such Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs on the 27th day of October, 2008 at 2:15 o’clock p.m. at the courtroom of the above-named Court in the City of Minnewaukan, County of Benson and the State of North Dakota.

Dated: September 24, 2008.

/s/ Sarah Kimberly Bauer

Sarah Kimberly Bauer – Petitioner

3470 David Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80917

Adam D. Wogsland (ID #06226)

NILLES LAW FIRM

1800 Radisson Tower

201 North 5th Street

PO Box 2626

Fargo, ND 58108

Phone: (701)237-5544

Attorneys for Petitioner

First Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2008

(Publish Oct. 1, 8 & 15, 2008)


NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF BENSON

IN DISTRICT COURT

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Civil No. 03-08-C-00093

North Star Community Credit )

Union, fka Benson County )

Co-op Credit Union, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Discover Bank; Cach, LLC; )

Asset Acceptance LLC; and )

the United States of America, )

acting through the Internal )

Revenue Service, )

Defendants. )

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree in foreclosure rendered and given by the District Court in and for the County of Benson, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District, entered and docketed in the office of the Clerk of said Court on the 3rd day of September, 2008, in an action wherein Discover Bank; Cach, LLC; Asset Acceptance LLC; and the United States of America, acting through the Internal Revenue Service were the defendants, in which decree it was adjudged that there was due and owing to the plaintiff upon said mortgage indebtedness the sum of Fifty-seven Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-eight Dollars and 78/100 ($57,368.78) plus interest from August 18, 2008; by virtue of a writ of Special Execution to me issued out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I will sell said property described in said Judgment and hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, on the 7th day of November, 2008 at 10 a.m., and on that day, to set aside the amount due to plaintiff with accrued costs as of the date of sale, or so much thereafter as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.

The premises to be sold as aforesaid are located in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, and described as follows:

A parcel of land located in Section Seventeen (17), Township One Hundred Fifty-two (152), Range Sixty-nine (69), described as beginning at the Section corner common to Sections Seventeen (17), Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), and Twenty (20); thence due East along the Section line common to Sections Seventeen (17) and Twenty (20) a distance of one hundred sixty-five (165) feet to the point of beginning; thence due East six hundred (600) feet; thence due North two hundred fifty (250) feet; thence due West six hundred (600) feet; thence due South two hundred fifty (250) feet to the point of beginning.

Dated this 18th day of September, 2008.

BENSON COUNTY SHERIFF

BY: /s/ Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County,

North Dakota

Gregory W. Tischider, Jr.

Attorney at Law

PO Box 668

Bismarck, ND 58502-0668

(701) 258-2400

(Publish Sept. 24 & Oct. 1 & 8, 2008)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

September 9, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on September

9, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Present were President Chris Lauinger, Becky

Brandvold, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Superintendent Kim

Anderson, Principal Penny Leier and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.

Also present was Charlotte Simon.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the

amended agenda, with the addition of 4C – Floor covering. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the

minutes of August 12, the General Fund bills totaling $21,604.01 and

the food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

The following approved bills were paid:

GENERAL FUND

Acme Electric $2.40

Alltel Wireless 48.24

Barnes & Noble 140.38

Benson Co. Farmers Press 320.17

Border States Electric

Supply 273.64

Brown & Saenger 565.07

BudgeText 199.52

Cenex Convenience Card 321.77

City of Maddock 5,725.23

Cole Papers 177.16

D & A Signcraft 37.00

Dakota Web Composers 90.00

Devils Lake C&F Tire

Center 2,375.98

Devils Lake Glass & Paint 42.49

Doublewood Inn 165.00

Effective Concepts 263.00

Expressway Inn 110.00

Faleide, Erling 14.18

Farmers Union Oil Co 2,673.50

Faronics Technologies 828.72

Follett Educational

Services 105.38

Gaffaney’s of Minot 121.80

Golden West Industrial

Supply 227.94

Grainger, Inc 27.77

Gus’s Auto Supply 47.53

Harlow Co-op Elevator

& Seed Co 20.00

Harlow’s Bus Sales 601.31

Honeywell, Inc 1,286.50

Information Technology

Dept 154.93

JS Vending 349.12

KidsPeace Corporation 2,362.22

Maddock Mini Mart 71.88

MathCounts Registration 80.00

ND School Boards Assn 200.00

Park Supply Co 20.54

Pearson Education 38.23

Pyramid School Products 382.78

Quill Corporation 422.12

Radio Shack 29.69

Really Good Stuff 71.27

Region IV Music & Speech 125.00

School Specialty, Inc 81.54

Simon, Charlotte 22.44

Supreme School Supply 122.80

The Glass Shop 7.39

The Parent Institute 199.00

Tracy’s Market 51.38

TOTAL 21,604.01

Principals reported on enrollment, upcoming activities, and the 21st

Century Grant.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the

2008-09 General Fund revenue budget of $$1,910,394.96 and expenditure

budget of $1,908,472.67. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor. The

motion carried.

Mrs. Anderson presented an estimate of $2,230.60 to install a 12’x12′

steel door in the bus barn. The board agreed with her recommendation

to reconsider this project in the spring, due to additional costs in

the transportation system for tires and radios.

Mrs. Anderson received an offer to purchase a gym floor cover for

$1,900.00. This company contacts schools who have sought bids for

covers and offers discounted overstock from large university

projects. A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to

approve the purchase. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor. The

motion carried.

A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Kenner, to approve a

speech services contract with Altru Health for $60/hr., 1 hour paid

travel, 1 day per week. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor. The

motion carried.

A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to approve an

ASAP partnership to provide after school tutoring and supervision.

Upon roll call vote, all were in favor. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the

Multi-Purpose Building contract for 2008-09 at $1,150/ month. Upon

roll call vote, all were in favor. The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be October 14 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

(These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

August 18, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to

order by Chairman David Ambers at 6:30 p.m. on August 18, 2008. Also

present were Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Supt. Myron Jury, Ron Carlson

and Business Manager Dianne Mikkelson. Corey Erickson and Laura Every

were absent.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the agenda. The

motion carried.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the minutes of

the July 14 and August 14, 2008 meetings. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the bills for

payment. The motion carried.

Bills approved for payment are:

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $631.00

Alltel 70.68

American Choral Directors

Assn 85.00

American Family Ins 3,427.42

Carrie Arness 160.94

AVI Systems 15,083.00

Melissa Benson 63.00

Benson Co Farmers Press 324.98

Best Buy for Gov. & Edu 5,474.64

BW Doublewood Inn 495.00

BW Ramkota Hotel 55.00

Blick Art Materials 50.34

Blooming Prairie Therapy

Center 1,457.34

BlueCross BlueShield ND 11,216.30

Bremer Bank DL 759.24

Butler Machinery Co 2,087.68

Capital One 4,515.72

Cengage Learning 771.25

Creative Teaching Press,

Inc 45.87

Creative Impressions 154.00

Deerfield Seminars, Inc 198.00

Devils Lake Journal 238.00

Deb Dyste 138.65

Education Standards &

Practices Bd 75.00

Bonnie Erickson 118.85

ETA/Cuisenaire 20.59

Exhaust Pros, Inc 26.00

Farmers Union Oil Co 1,275.41

Farmers Union Oil Co-Mdk 316.98

Fort Totten Historical Site 18.00

GE Money Bank/Amazon 844.56

Harcourt 1,830.88

Lisa Hawley 450.00

Bob Helland 150.00

Todd Hernandez 100.00

Lyndee Heser 45.96

Jennifer Huffman 37.66

Jemstone Auto Glass, Inc 398.83

JS Vending & Wholesale 530.72

Lake Area Career & Tech 24.50

Lake Region State College 165.00

Lakeshore Learning

Materials 142.94

Mac’s, Inc 27.82

McQuoid’s Grocery 1,578.70

Dianne Mikkelson 238.20

MSU-Division of Music 25.00

NAPA Auto Parts 747.06

ND ACDA 105.00

ND ALL 200.00

ND Dept of Public Instr. 140.00

NDHSCA 50.00

ND Telephone Co 500.53

Teacher Retirement Office 933.62

Office Depot 1,386.75

Otter Tail Power Co 1,129.87

Popplers Music Store 640.84

Postmaster 372.56

Quality Welding & Steel 1,100.00

Ramada-Grand Forks 36.50

Really Good Stuff 64.52

Joseph Robertson 45.85

Cyril Shaw 104.80

Software Unlimited 375.00

Staloch Insurance 739.00

Stein’s, Inc 175.61

Success For All Foundation 9,772.20

Brennen Thompson 52.40

Thompson’s DL Glass &

Paint 589.20

Towner Co Medical Center 139.75

United Art Education 211.81

Wal-Mart 1,415.81

Rachelle Williams 238.80

Susie Woods 600.00

TOTAL 74,325.51

ACTIVITY FUND

Gerrells & Co, Inc $73.77

Lyndee Heser 84.33

JS Vending & Wholesale 383.76

Oriental Trading 57.95

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co 607.25

Wal-Mart 91.72

TOTAL 1,298.78

HOT LUNCH FUND

Chandra Anderson 7.88

Dakota Food Equipment 823.40

Dept of Public Instruction 318.19

Interstate Brands Corp 268.99

JS Vending & Wholesale 47.43

Meadow Sweet Dairy 544.34

Chelsea Rallo 43.31

Donna Smith 196.52

US Foodservice 2,683.00

Whoesale Supply Co, Inc 2,529.34

TOTAL 7,462.40

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the financial

reports. The motion carried.

Every joined the meeting.

Discussion was held on the co-op meeting, basketball coach, assistant

volleyball coach, second grade teacher, non-certified help, school

improvement plan, bus lease, portable classrooms and wood floor.

Mike and Jean Callahan joined the meeting.

The tuition waiver for Brett and Seth O’Connell from Devils Lake was

not signed accoring to board policy.

The principals gave their reports.

The next meeting will be on September 8, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The

motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

August 28, 2008

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to

order by Chairman David Ambers at 5 p.m. on August 28, 2008. Also

present were Terry Yri, Randy Thompson, Corey Erickson, Laura Every,

Supt. Myron Jury and Business Manager Dianne Mikkelson.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Erickson, to authorize the portable

classroom and wood floor building project. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The

motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

September 2, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday,

September 2, 2008 at 8 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson

County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason

Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson and Michael N. Steffan. Dwain

Brown was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the

minutes from the regular meeting of August 19, 2008. All members

voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board regarding a person

interested in an internship with the sheriff’s department. The board

concluded the internship would be a good choice. The person

interested stated he would be willing to go to the area schools to

give various presentations on alcohol/drug prevention, etc. A motion

was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to allow Tim Nathan to do an

internship with the Benson County Sheriff’s Department provided he

sign the appropriate waiver(s) holding Benson County harmless from

any liability issues that may arise. All members voted yes. The

motion carried unanimously. Rohrer discussed possibly attending

training for mobile radio operation, etc.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to have the polling

hours for the November 4, 2008 general election be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a proposed list of distribution amounts to the

senior citizens clubs. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by

Lee, to distribute the amounts to the senior citizens clubs as

listed. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Dwain Brown came to the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to sign the Disaster

Declaration for the wind storm July 12, 2008. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

At 8:30 a.m. the telephonic budget hearing was held for the Lake

Region District Health Unit. Joe Belford called the meeting to order.

Nominations for chairman were open. A motion was made by Hvinden,

seconded by Haagenson, to appoint Joe Belford as chairman. All voted

yes. The motion carried.

Roll call of counties was held. Eddy County was absent. The minutes

from the previous meeting were unanimously approved.

The 2009 budget was presented by Karen Halle. A motion was made by

Hvinden, seconded by Dwain Johnson of Pierce County, to approve the

2009 budget. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

The board reviewed information regarding the communications tower on

Rangen Hill near Maddock. A deed was presented showing Benson County

owns the property on which the tower is located.

A letter from the ND Dept. of Health dated August 26, 2008 regarding

CC Recycling was presented to the board.

The board also reviewed a letter from the BIA dated August 27, 2008

regarding the transfer of fee simple lands to the US in trust for the

benefit of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.

The board reviewed the Answers to Plaintiff’s Interrogatories

submitted by Attorney Howard D. Swanson in Tollefson vs. NDDOT, et

al. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to have the

chairman sign the Answers to Plaintiff’s Interrogatories. All members

voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Lee gave an update on a meeting he attended regarding the radio

communications tower on Rangen Hill. The board discussed having the

various entities using the tower assist with maintenance costs. The

board concluded that the tower should be placed on the Fire and

Tornado policy of Benson County provided the premium rate is reasonable.

The board reviewed the bills from Benson County Transportation for

August 2008.

The board discussed advertising for the upcoming vacancy for the

Benson County Highway Superintendent position. The board concluded to

put a packet together to advertise for the position. The board

reviewed salary comparisons for county positions in other counties

with similar population. The board discussed splitting the highway

superintendent and disaster emergency position into two different jobs.

Janeen Stenso, Red River Basin Commission, met with the board. Also

present at this time were Brian Maddock, Ken Hoffert and John

Beckstrand, Benson County Water Board and Jean Olson, Benson County

Water Board secretary. Stenso presented information on a proposed

resolution of support for the RRBC Red River Basin Natural Resource

Framework Plan (NRFP).

Thelma Paulson and Leo and Kathy Walker came to the meeting.

Stenso also presented an activity report for the basin commission

dated June 5, 2008 along with a notice for the 26th Annual Red River

Basin Lane & Water International Summit Conference set for January

20-22, 2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A list of goals and

objectives for the Natural Resources Framework Plan was presented to

the board. Stenso requested the board become a part of the NRFP. She

stated there is no money involved with the resolution of support.

Beckstrand commented on the difference in water laws throughout the

various counties in North Dakota.

James P. Wang, Benson County state’s attorney came to the meeting at 10:28 a.m.

A motion was made by Haagenson to have the chairman sign the

resolution of support. Walker informed the board of an upcoming

meeting of the basin commission. The board concluded to have the

water board take the lead on whether or not to sign the proposed

resolution. Beckstrand suggested tabling a decision on the issue

until they are able to read and review the information presented.

Haagenson’s motion died for lack of a second. Stenso left the meeting

so the board could discuss and further consider the issue. The water

board left the meeting along with Thelma Paulson and Leo and Kathy Walker.

Morris Holen Jr. and Bob Indvik of Wold Engineering met with the

board. They presented a legend map on Benson County bridges depicting

sufficiency ratings. Holen presented the proposed 2009-2010 County

Federal Aid Program project list. Benson County Highway

Superintendent Gene "Shorty" Hager gave the board information on a

traffic count survey on the Wood-Rutten Road and other roads in

Benson County. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Brown, to

have the chairman sign the project list. All members voted yes. The

motion carried unanimously.

The board asked State’s Attorney Wang if he would prepare a

disclaimer for the sheriff’s department intern to sign.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to pay all other county

approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried

unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Distribution to Entities $65,965.76

Social Welfare 7,467.08

Chad’s Amoco 1,606.09

Darryl Biby 74.31

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 577.01

Lyndon Olson 74.31

Benson Co. Farmers Press 33.00

Sage Software 229.95

Travis Anderson 94.11

Tim Finley 70.71

Van Diest Supply Co. 4,453.60

Wanda Teigen 314.07

Chad’s Amoco 483.10

Michael Steffan 89.00

Curtis Hvinden 99.00

Jason Lee 102.05

Dwain Brown 103.40

Lowell Haagenson 137.60

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Displays 2 Go 135.37

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 224.68

Information Technology Dept. 438.11

Maddock Mini Mart 478.20

North Star Community Credit

Union 818.58

Otter Tail Power Co. 388.80

Quality Photo 18.40

Alltel 180.78

Cass County Tr. 148.50

Dean Petska 50.00

James Wang 580.00

Nationwide Retirement Services 20.00

ND Telephone Co. 573.08

Richard Anderson 41.20

Tyler Wolfe 57.40

Alltel 195.76

Esmond City 25.50

Farmers Union Oil 2,085.01

H2O Inc. 100.00

HY-Z Wireless 25.61

Interstate Power Systems, Inc. 225.35

JS Vending, Inc. 161.84

ND Dept. Of Transportation 4,458.75

ND Telephone Co. 166.00

Nodak Electric Co-op. 33.58

Spirit Lake Refuse 10.00

James Papachek 33.25

Terry Follman 1,311.29

Allstate Tower Service Inc. 2,580.00

Aflac 735.52

Bonnie Erickson 27.00

Minnewaukan City 104.95

Colonial 17.33

Dental Service Corp. of ND 3,064.20

Joseph R. Vetsch 146.25

Ottmar & Ottmar 127.50

Paul’s Repair 338.00

Protective Life Ins. Co. 129.28

Scott Knoke 210.00

Stutsman Co. Auditor 150.00

Underground Vaults & Storage 4.20

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 829.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,717.05

Social Welfare 23,938.16

McQuoid’s Grocery 73.81

Bryan Britsch 969.00

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 71,655.00

Butler Machine 1,177.55

Caterpillar Financial 17,099.56

Maddock City 60.80

Minnewaukan City 39.50

Expressway Suites 58.95

Farm Plan 18.48

Gene Hager 37.50

Home Of Economy 16.01

Harlow Sanitation 15.00

Institute of Local Government 524.00

Jason Knatterud 42.79

Jean Shaffer 435.00

Lyle Signs Inc. 231.69

Mac’s Inc. 251.37

McQuoid’s Grocery 6.84

Moller’s Inc. 24.03

Olson Repair 1,537.85

Otter Tail Power Co. 32.50

Paul Kallenbach 1,825.00

US Postmaster 210.00

Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair 29.78

Theco Inc. 393.86

Wal-Mart 2.82

Wanda Teigen 62.70

Airport International Inn 165.00

Bonnie Erickson 18.90

Coral Mahler 112.00

Michael Steffan 264.50

Curtis Hvinden 54.00

Jason Lee 78.20

Dwain Brown 85.40

Lowell Haagenson 74.60

Comfort Suites 165.00

Ellen Huffman 230.00

HE Everson Co. 16.28

Hewlett-Packard Co. 99.00

JS Vending Inc. 131.45

Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. 210.60

Lana Johnson 62.10

LR Law Enforcement Ctr. 3,335.09

NDACO Resource Group 225.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 19,117.54

NDSU 99.73

Pitney Bowes 259.00

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 493.58

Scott Knoke 144.90

Esmond Golden Age Club 800.00

Knox 55 Club 500.00

Leeds 55 Club 1,500.00

Maddock 55 Club 1,000.00

Minnewaukan 55 Club 5,181.19

State Fire & Tornado Fund 4,474.98

Service Tire 48.27

Universal Services 99.75

AUGUST 2008 NET PAYROLL

County Agent $958.45

Emergency Disaster 985.42

VSO 942.74

County Road 35,188.58

Social Services 25,303.40

County General 33,768.39

The board concluded to advertise the position of highway

superintendent in the Benson County Farmers Press using state wide

advertising.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to transfer

$75,000 from the Emergency Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All

members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to pay the

$71,655 graveling bill from the Benson County Highway Department from

the 4 Mills Fund.

A motion carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


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