10/15/2008 – Public Notices


 

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 1 tract: (1) Legal Land

Description: T.152 N., R.64 W., 5th P.M. in Benson County, North Dakota, Section 6,

SW1/4SW1/4 EXCEPT a parcel of land containing

3.46 acres more or less, filed and recorded as document #182136 in Deed Book 81 on Page 595, Benson County Register Deeds Office, Minnewaukan, North Dakota, further described by metes and bounds as follows; Beginning at the SE corner of

SW1/4SW1/4 of section 6, thence N 0? 0’ 00" E on the East line of SW1/4SW1/4 a distance of 412.5 feet, thence S 89? 24’ 17" W parallel with the South line of the SW1/4SW1/4 a distance of 364.94 feet, thence S 0? 0’ 00" W parallel with the East line of the SW1/4SW1/4 a distance of 412.5 feet to the South line of the SW1/4SW1/4, thence N 89? 24’ 17" E on the South line of SW1/4SW1/4 a distance of 364.94 feet to the Point of Beginning; Government Lot 7 Subject to a Warranty Deed to North Dakota State Highway Department, filed and recorded as document #188701 in Deed Book 84 on Page 500 in the Benson County Register Deeds Office, ALSO SUBJECT to a Highway Plat recorded on Book G of Plats on Page 31, ALSO EXCEPT the following four described Parcels of land contained in Government Lot 7; Parcel no. 1 containing 1.0 acre more or less, filed and recorded as document #150289 in Deed Book 61 on Page 440 in Benson County Register Deeds Office, further described by metes and bounds as follows; Commencing at the SW corner of Government Lot 7 in Section 6, thence N 0? 0’ 00" E on the West line of Lot 7 a distance of 412.5 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 0? 0’ 00" E on the west line of Lot 7 a distance of 297.0 feet, thence N 89? 24’ 17" E parallel with the South line of Lot 7 a distance of 148.5 feet, thence S 0? 0’ 00" W parallel with the West line of Lot 7 a distance of 297.0 feet, thence S 89? 24’ 17" W parallel to the South line of Lot 7 a distance of 148.5 feet to the Point of Beginning; Parcel no. 2 containing 1.13 acres more or less, filed and recorded as document #182136 in Deed Book 81 on Page 595 in Benson County Register Deeds Office, further described by metes and bounds as follows; Beginning at the SW corner of Government Lot 7 in Section 6, thence N 0? 0’ 00"

E on the West line of Lot 7 a distance of 412.5 feet, thence N 89? 24’ 17" E parallel with the South line of Lot 7 a distance of 217.10 feet more or less to the West R/W of ND State Highway # 57, thence Southwesterly along said R/W a distance of 321.43 feet more or less to the South line of Lot 7, thence S 89? 24’ 17" W on said line 18.0 feet more or less to the Point of Beginning; Parcel no. 3 containing 0.25 acres more or less, filed and recorded as document

#184825 in Deed Book 84 on Page 33 in Benson County Register Deeds Office, further described by metes and bounds as follows; Commencing at the SW corner of Government Lot 7 in Section 6, thence N 89? 24’ 17" E on South line of Lot 7 a distance of 307.13 feet, thence N 0? 0’ 00" E parallel with the West line of Lot 7 a distance of 620.20 feet to the Point of Beginning said point being on the West R/W of ND State Highway # 57, thence S 89? 24’ 17" W parallel with the South line of Lot 7 a distance of 100.0 feet, thence N 0? 0’ 00" E parallel with the West line of Lot 7 a distance of 89.30 feet, thence N 89? 24’ 17" E parallel with the South line of Lot 7 a distance of 144.09 feet more or less to the West R/W of ND State Highway # 57, thence Southwesterly on said R/W a distance of 100.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; Parcel no.

4 containing 1.24 acres more or less, filed and recorded as document #184945 in Deed Book 84 on Page 120 in Benson County Register Deeds Office, further described by metes and bounds as follows; Commencing at the SW corner of Government Lot 7 in Section 6, thence N 89? 24’ 17" E on South line of Lot 7 a distance of 148.5 feet, thence N 0? 0’ 00" E parallel with the West line of Lot 7 a distance of 620.20 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N 0? 0’ 00" E parallel with the West line of Lot 7 a distance of 298.01 feet, thence N 89? 24’ 17" E parallel with the South line of Lot 7 a distance of 291.8 feet more or less to the West R/W of ND State Highway # 57, thence Southwesterly on said R/W a distance of

223.13 feet more or less to the Northeast Corner of the Otter Tail Power Company property, thence S 89? 24’ 17" W 144.09 feet on the said North line of the Otter Tail Power Company property to the Northwest Corner of said property, thence S 0? 0’ 00" E 89.3 feet along West line of said property to the Southwest Corner of the Otter Tail Power Company property, thence S 89? 24’ 17"

W parallel with the South line of Lot 7 a distance of 58.63 feet to the Point of Beginning.

The SW1/4SW1/4 and Government Lot 7, both of Section 6, contain 44.2 acres more or less after excepting ND State Highway #57 and the 4 parcels described above, 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: (10/15/2008)


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.


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

September 22, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, September 22, 2008 at 8 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse in 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 September 2, 2008 meeting. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board. He indicated the grant payment for the cell phones used by the sheriff’s department will be running out in mid-summer 2009. The board reviewed the

2009 proposed budget for the sheriff’s

department. Rohrer explained the requested raise in wages and other expenses.

The board reviewed information on the

salaries/wages paid to social welfare employees.

Rohrer explained the need for cell phones for his department. Rohrer discussed rotating purchasing vehicles for the sheriff’s department on an annual basis.

The board met with Superintendent of Schools and Secretary for the Water Resource Board Jean Olson to review the proposed 2009 budgets for those departments.

County Recorder Rhoda Pfeifer met with the board to review the proposed 2009 budget for the recorder’s office.

Tax Equalization Director Ellen Huffman met with the board to review the proposed 2009 budget for the tax equalization department. Huffman discussed having the new person hired to work part-time in her office take a course for assessing through the State of North Dakota.

The board met with Extension Agent Scott Knoke to discuss the proposed 2009 budget for the county agent’s office. Knoke explained the reason for the increase in his travel budget. He explained that one half of his wage plus his benefits are paid through NDSU.

State’s Attorney James P. Wang met with the board to review his 2009 departmental budget. He presented information on a new program titled "Juvenile Drug Court." In this program, the juvenile will meet with a team made up of various people. The team will oversee the day-to-day activities of the juvenile. Parents of the juvenile will also be required to be more involved.

Dwain Brown came to the meeting at 9:35 a.m.

States Attorney Wang indicated Maren Halbach of Devils Lake would be willing to represent Benson County for the "Juvenile Drug Court" program. The estimated cost would be $2,000.00 annually.

Public Health Nurse Shelley Aabrekke met with the board. She presented her monthly report for September 2008. She also discussed the proposed

2009 budget for her department.

Clerk of Court Lana Johnson met with the board to review the proposed 2009 departmental budget for the clerk of court’s office. She discussed possible mandated law training for magistrates.

She also discussed purchasing a new copy machine with proceeds allocated to her department from a criminal court case. The board discussed applying for grant money to reupholster the jurors chairs and two other chairs in the courtroom.

County Highway Superintendent Gene Hager met with the board to review the proposed 2009 budget for the highway department. The board commented on the mock disaster exercise held on September 16, 2008. He also reviewed the proposed 2009 departmental budget for the emergency disaster department with the board. Hager suggested the county highway superintendent position and the emergency disaster position be split into two separation jobs. Hager stated legislation is in progress to merge emergency disaster departments within the state. The board discussed the job inquiries that came in for the road superintendent position. Haagenson asked Hager for an update on installing electric furnaces in some of the highway shops. Hager explained the reasons for the budget increases requested. He stated legislation will soon dictate that all road signs will need to be high intensity signs.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to install electrical furnaces in the Leeds and Wood Lake county shops. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Haagenson discussed the increased costs for graveling with Hager. Hager requested health benefits be paid for a part-time temporary secretarial employee working at the road department. The board stated that would take it into consideration.

At 11 a.m., Benson County Transpor-tation Director Susan Fossen and Larry Leonard of Nutrition United met with the board to review the accounting and administrative work for the department. Fossen stated public transportation is now being provided five days per week and the calendar is published in the newspaper. The board questioned if Fossen would like to take over the administration portion of the department. Leonard stated he currently does the book work for Towner County in addition to Benson County. He explained the work involved in the administrative and accounting portion of the department. Fossen requested the board approve granting a waiver of liability to the owner of the building which stores one of the department’s vehicles. Leonard stated more responsibilities of the department could be moved over to Fossen if the board and Fossen should choose to do so and a portion of the costs paid to Nutrition United would be paid to Fossen for the extra work. Leonard stated Benson County will only be charged $225 for the month of September 2008 for services provided as additional duties will be transferred to Fossen.

Haagenson informed the board the Noxious Weed Board will not consent to the DEM Department using the weed board laptop computer. The board reviewed the departmental budget for the noxious weed department.

Lee gave an update on the Housing Authority Board and the Lake Region Law Enforcement Board.

The board went over the departmental budgets for the commissioners, auditor, treasurer and custodian.

The board reviewed a letter from the Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee dated Sept. 15, 2008 regarding the Court Facilities Improvement Grant.

The board also reviewed letters from the BIA dated Sept. 3, 11 and 17, 2008 regarding the transfer of fee simple lands to the US in trust for the benefit of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.

An e-mail from Terry Traynor, NDACo, dated Sept.

4, 2008 regarding commissioner redistricting was presented to the board.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to publish the proposed Notice of Taxpayers of Hearing on 2009 County Budget. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from Northern Plains Electric dated Sept. 8, 2008 regarding a Pre-disaster Mitigation Grant Application along with information submitted to insure the radio tower located in the NW1/4 of Sec. 2, Twp. 152, Rge. 69 (North Viking Township) through Fire & Tornado Policy.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Brown, to have the chairman sign a letter requesting federal aid for preliminary and construction engineering on projects SC 0328(Seal Coat) and SC 0311(051).

The board reviewed a memo from the ND DOT dated Sept. 2, 2008 regarding maintenance certification.

The board also reviewed a memo from the ND DOT dated Sept. 2, 2008 regarding the selection of engineering services on federal aid projects.

Further, the board reviewed the construction inspection and final acceptance report on Project CER-3607(058).

A letter from the ND DOT dated Aug. 29, 2008 regarding special road funds was presented to the board along with a letter dated Aug. 29, 2008 regarding the director’s task force transportation enhancement projects.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated August, 2008 regarding safe routes to school.

The board considered the issue of purchasing a laptop computer for the emergency disaster department. The board concluded to have the department get additional estimates.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to transfer $100,000 from the Highway Tax Fund to the Road & Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to have the state auditor come in 2009 to audit for the years 2007 and 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

September 30, 2008

The Benson County Commissioners met in special session at 10 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse. The purpose of the meeting was to hold the public hearing and finalize the 2009 annual county budget.

Commissioners present were Curtis Hvinden, Dwain Brown, Jason Lee, Michael N. Steffan and Lowell Haagenson. Nobody from the public appeared for the hearing. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan.

The board discussed proposed salary/wage increases for employees. Haagenson proposed a

$175 per month increase in salary along with $50 per month to be applied to health care benefits.

The $50 per month to be applied to health care benefits would become effective in June 2009.

Discussion was held on Haagenson’s proposal. A motion was made by Hvinden to allow employees a $200 per month salary/wage increase for the year 2009. This amount would be pro-rated according to time worked. Brown seconded the motion.

Discussion was held. Lee suggested allowing the sheriff’s department, road department and social welfare department an allotted amount to distribute as the respective department heads deem appropriate. Lee opposed Hvinden’s motion and stated his reasoning. The board reviewed information on what the proposed increase would cost the county. Roll call vote: Brown-yes; Haagenson-yes; Steffan-yes; Hvinden-yes; Lee-yes. The motion carried.

The board reviewed each departmental budget for the year 2009.

A motion was made by Lee to approve the county auditor’s budget with the exception of allowing $240 for cell phone expense. Lee’s motion died for lack of a second. The chairman called for a new motion. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the county auditor’s budget as proposed. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the budget for the clerk of court’s office. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve the budget with the exception of the $1,200 expense for magistrate services. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the budget for the county commissioners. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to not allow commissioners the $200 increase in salary. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to grant the county commissioners a $50 per month increase in salary and no longer allow any compensation for telephone expense. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the budget for the community health and county agent departments and computer fax. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the budgets as written. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the budget for the courthouse grounds/maintenance department. Discussion was held on the overall salary for the department. A motion was made by Haagenson to allow the custodian an additional $50 per month increase due to his overall salary amount being below average and to not allow any compensation for cell phone expense. The motion was seconded by Lee. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The budget for emergency disaster was discussed.

The board concluded the position should be separate and no longer combined with the road department. Wages for the DEM position were discussed. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the emergency disaster budget as written. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The board will take action to fill the DEM position in the middle of November 2008.

The board reviewed the noxious weed and recorder’s budgets. The board called Noxious Weed Secretary Wanda Teigen to discuss the budget. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to approve the noxious weed budget as written. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Lee, to amend the previous motion to include also approving the recorder’s budget. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the budget for the road department. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to approve the road budget with the exception of the requested increase in health insurance benefits. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the budget for the sheriff’s department. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve the budget for $181,000. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the budget for the social welfare department with the exception of the requested increase in health insurance benefits. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the budgets as written for the state’s attorney and the superintendent of schools. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to approve the budget as written for the tax equalization office. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to approve the budget as written for the treasurer’s department. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the budget as written for the veteran’s service office. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Brown, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the budget as written for the water resource district department. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the remainder of the county budget. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Michael N. Steffan

Chairman


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

October 15 , 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. Capital projects

VII. Old business. A. Final budget approval; B.

update on portable classroom project; C. update on wood floor project; D. Washington trip, report.

VIII. New business. A. CTSB testing in progress; B. parent teacher conferences; C. audit in progress.

IX. Principals’ reports

X. Next meeting date and time

XI. Adjournment


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

CITY OF YORK

The York City Council will have the first reading of a proposed city ordinance concerning tank size allowed in the city limits without the approval of the city council. The first reading will be Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 8 p.m. at the York Legion Hall.

Nancy Silliman

City Auditor


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)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

September 1, 2008

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held Sept. 1, 2008. Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager and Eloise Ploium and City Auditor Jessi Knatterud.

A motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting was made by Hager, seconded by Ploium. The motion carried.

A motion to accept all bills was made by Hager, seconded by Ploium. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

John Thomas $73.95

Farmers Union Oil 1.58

Marianne Sears, CPA 150.00

Waste Management 1,072.77

City of Woodworth 167.43

US Postal Service 54.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 35.84

ND Telephone Co. 62.12

Thompson’s Devils Lake

Paint & Glass 471.57

IRS, US Treasury 30.72

ND Job Service 3.60

IRS 681.61

Corey Ploium 184.70

Jessi Knatterud 369.40

US Postal Service 58.20

Benson Co. Abstract Co. 460.00

Old business: Members of the council were to contact Corey Ploium about flushing out the shut off valve at the Stensland residence. There is still no word from Fort Totten about the garbage contract. Also waiting for an estimate from Devils Lake Paint & Glass for the community center window. It was discussed that posts should be dug in around the city hydrant.

New business: A note will be sent to Corey Ploium about checking city manholes for debris that could cause flow problems. Mayor Nelson is going to contact M&M Sanitation of Fessenden for an estimate for garbage disposal and to add a few more dumpsters instead of individual garbage pickup.

The 2008 CCR report is finished. A copy has been sent to the Benson County nurse’s office and another posted at the Oberon Post Office.

A motion to adjourn was made by Ploium, seconded by Hager. The motion carried.

The next meeting will be October 6 at 7 p.m.

Jessi Knatterud

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor


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