11/5/2008 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

August 11, 2008

A regular meeting of the Leeds City Council was held on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 at 6 p.m. in the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council persons Jeff Jacobson, Cal Schlieve and Lori Nelsen.

A motion was made by Councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to grant building permits to Rio Himle and Mike O’Brien. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilman Jacobson, seconded by Councilwoman Nelsen, for resolution to borrow $65,000 from SRF to complete the water project. The motion carried.

Two job applications were received for the water plant operator position. The applicants will be called for interviews.

The alley behind KJ’s Bar and the truck route need to be gone over. The Benson County Highway Department will be asked to come through and dig the chuck holes out.

Due to a baling issue, the auditor will obtain a property description from Jorgensons and see what is owned by the city.

The cost to replace the pea rock used is $29.25 per yard. Approximately 172 yards were used on a project by a resident and, per the council, they will be billed accordingly.

The road near Alvin Kenner’s was discussed and some work will be done on filling and widening that area.

The council would like to have Ritterman’s Trucking deliver one load of Class 5 and two loads of reject gravel as soon as possible.

The damage to a stone at the cemetery was discussed. A motion was made by Councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilwoman Nelsen, to not accept any responsibility for the damage. The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding the sewer problem at Park View Apartments. A motion was made by Councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to have Park View take care of its half of the original bill that was originally split between them and the Leeds City Park District. The motion carried.

The Web site was discussed and ideas for domain names were looked at. The auditor will follow up with ND Telephone Company as soon as a domain is secured.

A motion was made by Councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilwoman Nelsen, to accept the minutes of July 7, 2008. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Nelsen, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to pay the bills except for Dakota Webcomposers and Durbin Excavating. The Durbin Excavating bill will be sent to Vance and Alice Smeltzer for water pipe repair. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

Salaries $3,826.48

Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00

Leeds Park Board 100.00

Devils Lake Journal 91.20

Mark Butz 600.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 33.00

Tracy’s Market 16.44

Matthew Bender and Co. 50.85

Land Surveying Service 2,761.00

Postmaster 84.00

HIGHWAY FUND

Benson Co. Highway $72.84

B & H Oil 133.17

Chad’s Amoco 568.12

Moller’s, Inc. 663.90

B & J Excavating 180.00

Larson Implement 129.13

NPEC 50.40

WATER FUND

Northern Water Works $452.73

ND Public Health 32.00

BND 12,375.00

Hawkins 869.67

One Call 4.96

NPEC 314.71

Sheena Schmeets 14.47

John’s Refrigeration 5,724.95

SEWER FUND

L & H Plumbing $95.00

NPEC 143.13

GARBAGE FUND

Salaries $295.52

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

LIBRARY FUND

Salaries $121.88

Doubleday Book Club 73.90

Postmaster 5.60

Other bills paid in August are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

ND Telephone Co. $101.37

Otter Tail Power Co. 852.17

UCB 629.73

WATER FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $261.67

SEWER FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $58.67

SOCIAL SECURITY FUND

UCB $343.25

GARBAGE FUND

UCB $24.48

LIBRARY FUND

UCB $10.12

AIRPORT FUND

Leeds Airport Authority $50.21

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

September 8, 2008

A regular meeting of the Leeds City Council was held on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at 6 p.m. in the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council persons Cal Schlieve, Lori Nelsen and Betty Anderson. Councilman Jeff Jacobson joined the meeting later.

A motion was made by Councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilwoman Anderson, to accept the minutes of the Aug. 11, 2008 meeting as read. The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding road work at Alvin Kenner’s. Gravel will be delivered by Ritterman’s Trucking this week and Jody Jenssen of the Benson County Highway Department will be asked to blade it out and then it will be filled. Lloyd Himle will take care of this project.

The bill to Korry Dokken was tabled.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Anderson, seconded by Councilwoman Nelsen, to grant a building permit to Jody Gullickson. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilwoman Nelsen, to grant a raffle permit to the community center. The motion carried.

Bids for snow removal will be advertised for the next two weeks and are due in by September 22.

Chad Nelsen is interested in the lots that are now leased by Larson Implement, which belong to the city. He is willing to sign a lease agreement similar to the one held by Larson Implement.

The lagoon was discussed. Letters will be sent to B & J Excavating and Durbin Excavating to see if the estimates will still hold.

The auditor will call Sheena Schmeets about the recirculating pump that is needed at the water tower and find out which company was here in 2007 that ran the line up the new tower.

Bills were reviewed. A motion was made by Councilwoman Nelsen, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to pay all bills. The motion carried.

Bills for the month are as follows:

Salaries $3,282.76

Leeds Park Board 100.00

Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00

Tracy’s Market 26.44

Pierce Co. Tribune 22.04

Benson Co. Farmers Press 458.52

Farmers Union 217.37

Leeds School 105.00

Benson Co. Hwy. Dept. 35.91

Ag Resources 126.20

Scott Knoke 265.00

Jim Whalen 8.49

Hawkins 544.87

Northern Water 151.50

ND Public Health Lab 32.00

Once Call Concepts 2.48

NPEC 487.93

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Mystery Guild 19.98

ND Telephone Co. 116.12

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,179.92

Postmaster 100.80

UCB 672.66

Leeds Airport Authority 93.84

The water fund was discussed and ideas

brainstormed to come up with a way to increase the fund. Fees will be added to the water ordinance as follows: meter reading fee $25; reconnect fee $25; disconnect fee $25; service charge for late payment will be $5 after the second month, $10 in addition after the third month; and collection fee $25. If there is no shut off, the city will dig down to put one in and the bill will be assessed to the property taxes of the property owner. The cost to put in a shut off is estimated at $600. A motion was made by Councilwoman Nelsen, seconded by Councilman Jacobson, to made this the first reading of the amendment to the water ordinance. The motion carried. The second reading will be at the October council meeting.

A new ordinance will be put into effect as of January 1, 2009. Ordinance 180 is an ordinance concerning unpaid debt to the City of Leeds and states that any unpaid debt to the city as of August 31 of each year will be assessed against property taxes for that year. The auditor will file such special assessments with the Benson County auditor for collection. The first reading being read, a motion was made by Councilman Schlieve, seconded by Councilwoman Anderson, to accept the reading. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Councilman Jacobson, seconded by Councilwoman Nelsen, to renew CD

#11301 for $20,000 and put the remainder into the Money Market account at UCB. The motion carried.

Lee Dirkzwager joined the meeting to update the council on the activities of the Leeds Lions Club. They have some money to spend and have a few ideas on how they would like to do this. 1.

American flags for the light posts; 2. Park bench area next to the community center; and 3. A new city sign. The city will check into grant money for the sign project and check with the DOT about location.

Applications were reviewed for the city water plant operator/streets/greens keeper job.

Interviews will be set at half hour intervals on Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 3 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

September 8, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on September 8, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Corey Erickson, Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Supt. Myron Jury, Ron Carlson, Jean Callahan, Mike Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson. Laura Every was absent.

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Erickson, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to approve the minutes of the August 18 and 28,

2008 meetings. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Erickson, to pay the bills. The motion carried.

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 Gvt. & 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 Board 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

Center 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

Instruction 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

Sales 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 598.20

Towner Co. Medical Ctr. 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

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

Wholesale Supply Co., Inc. 2,529.34

TOTAL 7,462.40

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to approve the financial reports. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the new bus, portable classrooms and the wood floor project.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to approve the 2008-09 Program Improvement Plan. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the enrollment numbers, testing schedules and the Washington, DC trip for Impact Aid meetings.

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Thompson, to hire Emil Schoenfish as the district auditor. The motion carried.

The principals gave their reports.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 15, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

September 17, 2008

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on September 17, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Also present were Corey Erickson, Randy Thompson, Laura Every, Terry Yri, Supt. Myron Jury and Dianne Mikkelson.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to approve the construction of the portable classrooms with storage heaters. Upon roll call vote, all members present voted yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the new wood gym floor. Upon roll call vote, all members present voted yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


FORT TOTTEN PUBLIC SCHOOL

DISTRICT #30

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOTICE

The Public School District #30 School Board (hereinafter referred to as "governing body,"

will hold a regular school board meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 12 noon. The meeting will be held in the conference room in the White Administration Building, Fort Totten, ND. In the event that any or all of the members of the governing body participate in the meeting by telephone, a speakerphone will be available at the location noted above.

At the time this notice is being prepared, the governing body expects the agenda of its meeting to be the following topics:

Roll Call.

Approval of Agenda/Consent Agenda.

Principal’s Report.

Approval of Minutes.

Personnel Report.

Superintendent’s Report.

Adjourn.

Where noted, the discussion of some of the above topics may be held in executive session rather than during the portion of the meeting which is open to the public.

Date of notice: November 3, 2008

Name of Person Preparing Notice:

Stephanie Anderson

Business Manager


NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE FORFEITED

TO BENSON COUNTY FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

CHAPTER 57-28-14 NORTH DAKOTA CENTURY CODE Notice is hereby given that the following real estate has been forfeited to Benson County, State of North Dakota, for delinquent taxes, and that said County has taken a tax deed to such property, and will offer the same for sale at public auction at the County Auditor’s Office in the Courthouse in Minnewaukan, North Dakota, on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, sale beginning at ten o’clock a.m. According to NDCC 57-28-19, the former owner, the former owner’s executor or administrator, or any parent, spouse or child of the former owner may have a right of repurchase.

Therefore, some parcels listed may not be sold at the sale. Said property shall sell "as is without warranty." Purchaser will be assessed costs of recordation at time of purchase.

Each parcel of land or lots will be sold at auction to the highest bidder(s) thereof, but not for a sum less than the minimum price as fixed by the Board of County Commissioners prior to the sale. Such sale may be made, either for cash or for one-fourth of the purchase price in cash and the balance payable upon, but not to exceed a period of ten years, and the purchaser will have the right to pay any or all annual installments with interest at any time prior to the maturity thereof. Interest on unpaid installments shall not exceed twelve (12) percent.

Dated at Minnewaukan, North Dakota, this 28th day of October, 2008.

Bonnie Erickson, County Auditor

Legal Description Appraised Value:

Aurora Township:

BNSF RR Lease #570060 26,035’ Josephine $80.00

Lallie Township:

NW?NW?NW? of Sec. 23, Twp. 152, Rge. 66 $420.00

Mission Township:

Lot 9 of Sec. 7, Twp. 152, Rge. 64 $130.00

Esmond City:

Lots 1, 3 & 5, Block L, Original $5,660.00

Lots 7, 9 & 11, Block L, Original $470.00

Leeds City:

Lot 16, Block 1, NP Addn. $2,300.00

Lot 17, Block 1, NP Addn. $860.00

Lots 17, 18 & W 4’ of Lot 16, Block 3, NP Addn. $1,820.00

Lot 10 & S ? of Lot 11, Block 1, Gronbecks Addn. $260.00

Maddock City:

Lots 10, 11 & 12, Block 2, Sheimos Addn. $2,100.00

Minnewaukan City:

Lots 7, 8 & 9, Block 84, Original $860.00


SUMMONS

IN DISTRICT COURT

BENSON COUNTY

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

Civil No. 08C144

Spirit Lake Nation a/k/a Spirit Lake )

Tribe a/k/a/ Devils Lake Sioux Tribe )

a/k/a Spirit Lake Tribe of Benson )

County, North Dakota, )

Plaintiffs, )

vs. )

Leonard E. Peterson and Lena )

Hsu Peterson; Eugene LaMotte, Sr. )

a/k/a Eugene H. LaMotte; Craig )

Estenson; and all other persons )

unknown claiming any estate or )

interest in, or lien or encumbrance )

upon, the property described in )

the complaint, )

Defendants. )

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, which Complaint will be filed in the office of the Clerk of this court, and to serve a copy of your answers upon the subscriber within 20 days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM

You, and each of you, are hereby given notice that the relief sought in this action is wholly or partly in excluding the above named

defendant(s) from any interest or lien upon the following described real estate, and no personal claim is made against any of the said defendant(s). Further, notice is hereby given that the object of this action is to determine the adverse claims of the Defendant(s) and to quiet title relating to and involving the following described real estate in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, to-wit:

WARWICK:

Block 9: S1/2 of Lot 10 and all of Lots 11 and 12 TOWNSHIP 151, RANGE 64:

Section 21: SE1/4

Dated this 28th day of October, 2008.

PETERSON LAW OFFICES, PC

By /s/ Travis S. Peterson

Travis S. Peterson, ND Bar No. 05621

A Member of the Firm

523 Central Avenue, PO Box 231

New Rockford, ND 58356

(701) 947-2442

Attorneys for Plaintiff

(Publish Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 2008)


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PRELIMINARY AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES The Benson County Commission is requesting proposals for preliminary and construction engineering services for 15.5 miles of Sealcoat for Federal Aid Projects SC-0328(066)and SC-0319(061). The projects begin 2.5 miles east of Maddock thence 7.5 miles east, 3 miles south and 5 miles east to their ending point.

Please provide the following information:

A. Firm’s Capability:

Resume of key personnel.

In-house engineering expertise and/or need for outside consultants (civil, electrical, mechanical, testing, etc.).

Firm’s previous experience with North Dakota State and Federal Highway Administration projects and guidelines.

Survey expertise, both data collection and construction staking.

B. Record and Performance:

Submit brochure of firm if available.

Submit references of four clients and/or individuals with proposal, one shall be a financial reference.

Resume of construction review personnel with brief description of review procedure (Number of persons, full-time, part-time, etc.).

C. General Information:

Ownership, verify if minority owned.

Familiarity and proximity in regard to geographic location.

Each firm will be judged on a basis of values as shown above.

One or more firms may be selected for the interview position of the selection process by the Benson County Commissioners.

Those firms not selected will be advised in writing.

The Preliminary and Construction Engineering fees shall be negotiated with the successful firm. If the fee cannot be agreed upon, the County reserves the right to negotiate with the second and third choice. All cost incurred by a firm submitting a proposal shall be borne by that firm.

The County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and/or all proposals.

Proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m. on November 14, 2008 at the office of the Benson County Auditor.

Please submit proposal to:

Engineering Services

c/o Bonnie S. Erickson

Benson County Auditor

PO Box 206

Minnewaukan, ND 58351-0206

Dated this 24th day of October 2008

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

(Publish Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, 2008)

 


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