MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
August 12, 2008
The Warwick School Board met on Tuesday, Aug. 12,
2008 in the Warwick School library at 5:08 p.m.
Board members present for roll call were Black, McKelvey, Gravdahl and Thiele. One board member was absent. Others present were Charles Guthrie, Scott Sigette, Tom Lang, Bernadette Brown, Wendy Church, Beth Neuman, Robert Lawrence, Frances Greyhorn, Belle Lawrence, Allyson Lawrence and Melody Lawrence.
There were no additions to the agenda. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried.
The minutes of the July 9, 2008 meeting were presented. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to approve the minutes. The motion carried.
Board member Eleanor Cavanaugh entered the meeting at 5:11 p.m.
Opportunity for the Public to Speak: Scott Sigette, representing Otter Tail Power Company, gave a presentation on converting the Industrial Technology building to electric heat. Discussion was held on the pros and cons of converting.
Robert Lawrence visited with the board regarding the positions of high school paraprofessional and varsity boy’s basketball coach that he held during the 2007-08 school year. He asked for a second chance. Some concerns were expressed by board members. Mr. Lawrence was thanked for coming to the board and he would be informed by the superintendent of the board’s decision. Mr. Lawrence exited the meeting.
Business Manager’s Report: The business manager was absent and Mr. Guthrie answered questions regarding two bills. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the bills. The motion carried.
Cash (Postage) 100.00
Lindsay Allmaras 7.50
Sandra Barber 30.00
Patricia Clifton 34.50
Dolphin Capital Corp. 46.63
Fay’s Henhouse 825.00
Charlotte Franks-Erickson 34.50
Ft. Totten State Historic Site 28.00
Tracy Helm-Sjoquist 61.50
Roxanne Laugsand 13.12
Library Video Company 49.95
Beth Neuman 7.50
Holly Retzlaff 153.25
John Sjoquist 7.50
Verizon Business 75.55
Ken Walford 62.90
Dori Walter 25.50
Roxanne Laugsand 24.00
Acme Electric 13,210.78
Balfour Company 6.58
Benson Co. Farmers Press 262.40
Bergstrom Electric 152.23
Bio Corporation 1,226.76
Calloway House 38.85
Cash & Carry Lumber 1,011.67
Central Business Systems 7.11
Classroom Direct 213.82
Codework Inc. 999.00
Cole Papers 2,516.03
Connecting Point 20,100.50
Dacotah Paper Company 177.32
Devils Lake Glass & Paint 120.00
Devils Lake Greenhouse 44.00
Educational Resources 319.98
Farm Plan 17.06
Follett Educational Services 468.82
Fort Totten School 13,363.41
Harcourt Achieve 955.42
Hewlett-Packard Co. 105,981.80
JNL, LLC 12.50
John R. Green Company 145.36
Network Center 9,230.70
Palos Sports, Inc. 1,200.42
Pearce & Durick 189.70
Quill Corporation 36.99
Really Good Stuff 178.15
School Specialty Inc. 12,407.98
Stein’s Inc. 63.86
Jeff Tollefson 187.90
Warwick City 330.00
William V. Maggill & Company 614.70
Lindsay Allmaras 3.36
Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Guthrie informed the board that he is anticipating an exciting and productive year for education at Warwick Public School. He is extremely pleased with the new staff additions, the new approach to our curriculum and the addition of the Industrial Arts (shop) Construction program. Junior and senior students registered are really excited and enthused about the changes. Mr. Guthrie thanked the board members for being supportive of his efforts in the process of updating the curriculum with Plato Learning Environment, updating the science program with new science tables and science equipment and supplies, and for implementing the Industrial Arts program and authorizing the purchase of new shop equipment and supplies.
The meeting recessed at 6:15 p.m. for a tour of the school facility and lunch.
The meeting reconvened at 6:55 p.m.
New Business: Mr. Guthrie presented a no charge tuition agreement for Chassandra Guthrie from New Rockford-Sheyenne School District to attend school in Warwick for the 2008-09 school year.
Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the no charge tuition agreement. The motion carried.
Title 1 Consolidated Application: Mr. Guthrie presented the Title 1 Consolidated Application for board review. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the Title 1 Consolidated Application as presented. The motion carried.
Staffing: Mr. Guthrie recommended the following applicants for employment: Don Senger as in-school suspension supervisor. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve Don Senger for the in-school suspension supervisor position. The motion carried.
Stacy Luehring as a Title 1 paraprofessional.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to approve Stacy Luehring for the Title 1 paraprofessional position. The motion carried.
Robert Lawrence as a grades 7-12
paraprofessional. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to approve Robert Lawrence for the grades 7-12 paraprofessional position. The motion carried.
Robert Lawrence as the varsity boys’ head basketball coach. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mckelvey, to approve Robert Lawrence for head varsity boys’ basketball coach. The motion carried.
All new positions are to be employed with a 90-day probation period.
The driver position for the Home/School Coordinator and Attendance Program was discussed and we have no applicants for the position. The Experienced Workers Program for 55 and older was discussed as a resource for possible employees.
The need for a Dakota language and cultural program was discussed. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve starting a Dakota language and cultural program and to recruit a teacher. The motion carried.
Mr. Guthrie updated the board on the Plato Learning Environment Curriculum project. Mr.
Guthrie secured a loan of $150,000 from Western State Bank to help fund the project and recommended approval by the board. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to approve a $150,000 loan from Western State Bank authorizing the superintendent and business manager to sign the loan documents. Roll call vote was McKelvey, yes; Gravdahl, yes; Black, yes; Cavanaugh, yes and Thiele, yes. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the issuance of a $150,000 Certificate of Indebtedness to Western State Bank authorizing the president of the board and the business manager to sign the Certificate of Indebtedness.
Roll call vote was taken: Cavanaugh, yes; Black, yes; Gravdahl, yes; McKelvey, yes; and Thiele yes. The motion carried.
A proposal from Barton’s Bus and Auto Sales to provide a 14 passenger bus was reviewed by the board. The consensus of the board was to check into buying a vehicle rather than lease.
Bids from Center Coal Company and from Dakota Westmoreland Corporation to supply coal for the
2008-09 heating season were reviewed. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to accept the Center Coal Co. price quote of $18.60 per ton for oil-treated stoker coal from the BNI Mine in Center. The motion carried.
Bids from KepCon Construction Services, Inc. and McVille Hardware & Lumber to pour a 30’x’60 concrete basketball court slab were reviewed.
Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to accept the bid from KepCon Construction Services to construct a 30’x60’ basketball slab with the added stipulation of 4" thickness, rebar, and installation of basketball poles and backboards. The motion carried.
A community open house and meeting was scheduled for Sept. 9, 2008 at 5 p.m. A meal is to be served. The scheduled September board meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The student and staff handbooks were presented for board review. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to provisionally approve the handbooks pending the review by a handbook committee. The motion carried.
Black and Gravdahl were appointed as board member representatives on the handbook committee.
The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
September 9, 2008
The Warwick School Board met on Tuesday, Sept. 9,
2008 in the computer lab at the Warwick School at
7:35 p.m. Board members present for roll call vote were Black, Cavanaugh, McKelvey, Gravdahl and Thiele. Others present were Beth Neuman, Wendy Church, Tom Robertson, Lori LaFloe, Lorraine Robertson and June LaFromboise.
There were no additions to the agenda. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the agenda.
Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to approve the minutes of the August 12 meeting as presented. The motion carried.
Opportunity for the Public to Speak: Tom Robertson and Lori LaFloe were present with concerns about the attendance policy. June LaFromboise was present about an issue with her son.
Business Manager’s Report: McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to pay the following bills. The motion carried.
Books are Fun $42.00
Barbara Eversvik 150.35
Accent Graphics 250.00
Ace Electric Company 2,596.83
ACP Direct 3,970.00
Lindsay Allmaras 418.50
American Time & Signal Co. 83.95
Boiler Inspection Program 20.00
BW Doublewood Inn-Fargo 165.00
Calloway House Inc. 29.90
Cash & Carry Lumber 404.76
Central Business Systems 19.55
Wendy Church 7.33
Classroom Direct 369.01
Cole Papers 394.61
Dacotah Paper Co. 60.94
Del Hager Sales 103.32
Dept. of Public Instruction 700.00
Devils Lake Daily Journal 30.00
Devils Lake Greenhouse 57.00
Duchscherer Supply Inc. 41.97
Educational & Community
Farm Plan 76.91
Farmers Union Oil 1,077.80
Follett Educational Services 1,842.00
Follett Software Co. 450.00
Charlotte Franks-Erickson 135.25
Wendy Gourneau 216.19
Grand Forks Herald 65.78
Great Plains Directory
Hoiberg’s Office Supply 36.89
Home of Economy 17.98
Wayne Hooey 263.44
JS Vending 483.02
Lakeside Lock & Key 455.00
Leevers County Market 56.44
Kelly Lund 200.00
Mackin Library Media 80.00
Mac’s Inc. 831.38
McCarthy Electric Inc. . 1,489.78
McVille Hardware & Lumber 74.85
Nardini Fire Equipment 191.75
ND Telephone Co. 763.87
OfficeMax Incorporated 575.64
Amy Olson 50.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 5.39
Oxton’s Super Valu 2.54
Palos Sports, Inc. 53.75
Plank Road Publishing Inc. 127.20
RDJ Specialties 1,045.61
School Specialty 3,703.96
Cecil Stewart 56.60
Success for All Foundation 26,713.80
Supreme School Supply 761.53
The Advantage Press, Inc. 506.60
The Continental Press, Inc. 116.88
The School Funding Center 397.00
Verizon Business 82.30
Warwick City 330.00
Warwick Oil 4,214.64
Warwick Oil 3,457.30
Waste Management of ND 1,093.06
Weekly Reader 87.80
Jodi Wellman 802.00
Wireless Generation, Inc. 2,795.00
Workforce Safety & Insurance 3,057.53
Lakota High School 17.34
Barbara Eversvik 72.87
Fort Totten School 20.00
Darcie Delorme 22.50
ND Telephone Co. 468.53
JS Vending Inc. 120.56
Financial reports were presented.
Superintendent’s Report: Attendance policy, students getting college credits and basketball coaches was discussed.
Unfinished Business: Boy’s basketball uniforms were discussed but tabled until we can get more price quotes. The outdoor basketball court was discussed and Mr. Guthrie recommended staying with KepCon Construction as they say they can still get it done this fall.
New Business: Mr. Guthrie presented a no charge tuition agreement for Brady Walford from Warwick School District to attend school at Dakota Prairie for the 2008-09 school year. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to approve the no charge tuition agreement. All were in favor. The motion carried.
The school board convention will be held November 13-15. Cavanaugh and Black are to attend as new members.
The meeting adjourned 9:20 p.m.
OF THE BOARD OF
November 4, 2008
The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 9 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Dwain Brown, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson and Michael N. Steffan.
Also present was Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steffan.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Brown, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of October 21, 2008. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Michael N. Steffan to the Devils Lake Task Force for a period of one year. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board gave an update on contracting for computer IT services for 2009.
Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board and indicated he is interviewing for the vacant deputy position in the sheriff’s department.
Rohrer questioned what office improvements are planned by the board for 2009.
The board discussed allowing employees paid leave on Dec. 24, 2008 at 12 noon and a paid day off Dec. 26, 2008 to coincide with the Christmas holiday. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Lee, to allow employees the paid time off as discussed. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed maintenance issues at the social welfare buildings. The board concluded any issues/problems employees have with maintenance need to be addressed to Ed Forde. Forde will then relay the issues/problems to the custodian.
Jo Dahlen, VSO officer, met with the board to give an update on the VSO office. She indicated she attended a VSO conference which was helpful to her position. She discussed possibly joining the National Veteran’s Association to help with accreditation and continuing education. She indicated if this request was granted, she would drop membership with the ND association. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to allow Dahlen to apply for membership in the National Veteran’s Association. Dahlen presented a resignation letter for her position. The board accepted her resignation. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to rescind the motion made to join the National Veteran’s Association to allow the new VSO officer the opportunity to make any decision as to whether or not to be a member of this association. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed disposal of the old windows taken out of the old social welfare building. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to give the old windows to Lyle Dodds. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
State’s Attorney James P. Wang arrived at the meeting at 9:50 a.m.
Ellen Huffman, tax director, met with the board regarding an inundated property application in Irvine Township (parcel #02-0000-00345-000 and 02-0000-00346-000). The board reviewed the application and discussed it with State’s Attorney Wang. The board concluded Huffman should do a site inspection on the property and report back to the board.
Huffman also presented the board with a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) dated October 16, 2008. The letter notified the board that prior to April 16, 2009, the community is required, as a condition of continued eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program, to adopt floodplain management regulations that meet the standards of the NFIP regulations. The board discussed issues with the National Flood Insurance Program. State’s Attorney Wang recommended a response letter be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting additional information and current map changes. Huffman suggested having an agent from FEMA come to meet with the board.
At 10:30 a.m. a public hearing was held on the appraised value of delinquent tax foreclosed property. No one from the public appeared for the hearing.
The auditor informed the board that Todd Laverdure accepted the position of road superintendent. The board agreed he would start on December 1, 2008. Hvinden informed the board Wanda Teigen opted to keep the road department secretary position and will not be accepting the DEM position.
The board reviewed a memo and minutes from the Lake Region District Health Unit.
The board reviewed a letter from Chris Brown of NRG Technology Services regarding IT usage hours.
The board reviewed a balance sheet from Benson County Transportation, along with the expenses of the department for October 2008.
Wayde Swenson, NDDOT district engineer, met with the board regarding future state projects in Benson County.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:
Social Welfare $6,071.53
Distribution to Entities 9,574.69
Best Western Doublewood Inn 165.00
Information Technology Dept. 438.62
ND Dept. of Transportation 30.00
SD LTAP/SDSU 210.00
Terry Follman 630.90
Universal Services 81.00
Bonnie Erickson 42.00
Coral Mahler 107.90
Stones Mobile Radio, Inc. 37,563.37
Office of State Tax Comm. 4,888.71
Barry Cox 76.50
Cass County Tr. . 166.50
Chad’s Amoco 462.50
Dean Petska 50.00
Erling Karlsbraaten 69.30
Institute of Local Government 60.00
James Wang 580.00
ND Council of Ed. Leaders 150.00
ND Telephone Co. . 588.11
Ralph Olson 59.40
Balco Uniform Co. Inc. 27.00
Bonnie Erickson 181.80
Minnewaukan City 99.95
Curtis Hvinden 54.00
Dental Service Corp. of ND 3,235.86
Job Service ND 4,698.24
Kate Johnson 42.30
ND Assn. of Counties 10.00
Protective Life Ins. Co. 129.28
Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 330.00
Reliable Office Supplies 36.49
ND Public Employees
ND Telephone Co. . 158.90
US Postmaster 42.00
Sleep Inn & Suites 224.00
Social Welfare 7,839.73
3D Specialties 2,199.87
Butler Machine 311.76
Esmond City 25.95
Maddock City 99.61
Minnewaukan City 39.50
Curtis Hvinden 54.00
Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 1,307.95
Farmers Union Oil 2,391.70
GCR Tire Center 9,041.27
Gofer Sanitation 55.00
Home of Economy 130.34
Harlow Sanitation 15.00
HY-Z Wireless 454.39
Johnston Fargo Culvert Inc. . 181.40
Kate Johnson 42.30
M.D. Products, Inc. 76.61
Dakota Implement 112.14
Nodak Electric Cooperative 29.61
Office Depot 422.28
Otter Tail Power Co. 32.51
Otter Tail Power Co. 115.79
Power Plan (RDO Equip.) 1,551.00
Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair 41.08
Benson Co. Farmers Press 68.00
Quality Welding 280.84
Spirit Lake Refuse 10.00
Service Tire 256.70
Chad’s Amoco 123.72
Kory Jorgenson 100.41
Lyndon Olson 55.41
Moller’s Inc. 8,366.84
Wanda Teigen 302.70
Cass County Tr. . 144.00
Clute’s Office Equip. 1,078.98
Computer Software Assn. 300.00
Ellen Huffman 289.94
Election Systems &
Gilbertson Funeral Home 410.00
Hewlett-Packard Co. 139.00
JS Vending Inc. 31.04
Joseph R. Vetsch 163.75
LR Law Enforcement Ctr. . 5,960.87
Lake Region Dist. Health 12,117.25
Mac’s Inc. . 6.50
McQuoid’s Grocery 137.38
North Central Planning
NDACO Resource Group 85.43
ND Newspaper Assn. 1,651.00
ND Public Employees
NDSU Extension Service 131.99
Pitney Bowes 48.44
Prairie Public 150.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 2,058.65
Service Tire 128.49
Synergy Graphics, Inc. 82.38
TSC Store Inc. 236.98
Universal Services 108.00
OCTOBER 2008 NET PAYROLL
County Agent 953.79
Emergency Disaster 985.42
County Road 34,041.32
Social Services 27,354.29
County General 33,358.46
The board reviewed a profit and loss report from the highway department.
The board reviewed the narrative reports from Public Health Nurse Shelley Aabrekke for the months of October and November 2008.
A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Haagenson, to transfer $79,000 from the County Highway Tax Fund and $21,000 from the 5 Mill Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Brown, to transfer $4,500 from the General Fund to the County Agent Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed appointing a replacement for Beth Sayler on the Lake Region Human Service Center Board. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to appoint Lowell Haagenson to the Lake Region Human Service Center Board. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion passed to adjourn at 11:45 a.m.
Benson County Auditor
Michael N. Steffan
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
November 12, 2008
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held November 12, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway, Ellen Truax and Lance Alexander and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Sylvester Hoffner was absent.
A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by DeLores Solway, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 3, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by Lance Alexander, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills are as follows:
Terry Schwab $678.18
Misti Arnold 554.10
Don Vetsch 900.00
Estagen Zimmerman 330.00
DeLores Solway 76.19
Benson County Shop 200.00
Farmers Union Oil 343.98
ND Public Health Dept. 176.00
Esmond Fire Dept. 68.00
Esmond Park Board 127.43
Public Utilities Dept.,
City of Devils Lake 1,620.00
Waste Management 1,352.50
ND Telephone Co. 54.59
Otter Tail Power Co. 816.45
Benson Co. Farmers Press 51.20
Rural water was discussed. Water connections will not be until spring due to it being too wet to dig in the Maddock area.
The state inspector was out to the dump ground.
The report was good but sheetrock and plastic were found.
The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.
Ellen Truax made a motion, seconded by Lance Alexander, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
OF LAPSE OF MINERAL INTEREST
Pursuant to NDCC Chapter 38-18.1
To: State of North Dakota, Treasurer’s Office, Attention Kelly L. Schmidt The undersigned hereby gives notice of the lapse of mineral interest pursuant to Chapter 38-18.1 of the North Dakota Century Code and does hereby further give notice that they intend to succeed to the ownership of the ? (one-half) mineral interest to the above named individual(s) and/or entity in and under the following real property, said ownership having lapsed by abandonment and non-use for a period of twenty (20) years.
1. The names of the record title owners for ?
(one-half) of the mineral interests are as follows: State of North Dakota.
2. The legal description of the real property for which the undersigned are claiming said mineral is located in Benson County, North Dakota to-wit:
Lot 3 (36.16 Ac), Section 31, Township 152 North, of Range 71 West.
3. The names of the persons giving notice of lapse of mineral interest and who are the surface owners of the above described real property are as follows:
Walter J. Bachmeier
Eileen G. Bachmeier
215 Jackson Avenue
Harvey, North Dakota 58341
4. The above-named record mineral interest owner has 60 days after the first publication of this notice to record a Statement of the Claim pursuant to NDCC, Chapter 38-18.1. If no Statement of Claim is filed within such 60 day period, the title to the abandoned ? (one-half) mineral interest will vest in the undersigned owners of the surface interest in and to the land herein above described.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2008.
Walter J. Bachmeier
and Eileen G. Bachmeier
(Publish Nov. 19, 26 and Dec. 3, 2008)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
November 3, 2008
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Kevin Winson on November 3, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. Council members present for roll call were Kent Neppl, Kay Feig and Marilyn Allan.
Rodney Maddock was absent. Also present were Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel, Travis Dillman, Scott Foss, Bob Buckmier, Lu Mathison and Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer.
A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Neppl, to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2008 meeting. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Feig, seconded by Allan, to approve the bills. The motion carried.
Employee wages $4,990.60
American Public Power
Benson Co. Farmers Press 84.72
Black Mountain Software 2,364.00
BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 100.69
Border State Electric
Double M Sanitation 3,632.00
Durbin Excavating 137.18
Frank L. Mosser 96.40
Gerrells, Inc. 17.99
Gus’s Auto 125.62
Holiday Inn 73.75
Houim Contracting 875.00
Jones Brothers 79.43
Kent Neppl 157.50
Maddock EDC 250.00
Maddock Historical Society 65.00
Maddock Mini Mart 845.55
ND League of Cities 390.00
Northern Plains Elec. 15,227.67
One Call Concepts, Inc. 3.72
Penworthy Company 51.51
Ramkota Hotel 144.00
Black Mountain Software 2,400.00
Maddock EDC 1,986.62
Maddock EDC 225.00
Worthington Law Firm 50.00
Interstate Engineering, Inc. 10,041.68
Western Area Power 4,646.02
B&B Contracting, Inc. 55,003.12
Ramsey National Bank 1,620.44
State Tax Commissioner 103.96
Travis Dillman with Interstate Engineering was present and gave a progress report on the raw water transmission line. He informed the council on change orders needed.
A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Neppl, to approve the Progress Estimate #1 to B&B Contracting. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Feig, to transfer $98,000 from PBS to the General Fund for the raw water transmission line project. The motion carried.
Ned Mitzel reported a complaint of a resident having more dogs than the city ordinance allows.
Scott Foss, Bob Buckmier and Lu Mathison were present on behalf of the Multi-Purpose Building Board. The council directed that the board develop bylaws, including responsibilities and rotation schedules for board members, and present them to the council by January 1, 2009. The council decided that the financial matters for the Multi-Purpose Building will be done under the direction of the board members for a one-year trial period.
Sheriff Steve Rohrer was present on behalf of the Benson County Sheriff’s Department regarding contracting with the city for services.
A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Allan, to send letters to all city entities (community center, Multi-Purpose Building and business and technology center), requiring monthly reports to the council. The motion carried.
Auditor Pam Lee reported on the visit of the FEMA auditors regarding the 2001 disaster.
A motion was made by Feig, seconded by Allan, to approve a beer/wine license to Gassy Fanny’s Cafe & Lanes. The motion carried.
Three requests for building permits were submitted. A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Allan, to approve permits for Norman and Robin Rosendahl, Corey and Mona Olson and Farmers Union Oil Company. The motion carried.
After discussion regarding the Thanksgiving holiday, it was determined the city office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28.
The next regular meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.
There being no further business, on motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.
These minutes have not been approved by the Maddock City Council.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
KNOX CITY COUNCIL
November 14, 2008
A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus, Aldermen Sharon Hart and J P Robbins and City Auditor Pat Robbins. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marchus.
The minutes of the last meeting were read by Auditor Robbins. Alderman Hart made a motion, seconded by Alderman Robbins, to approve the minutes from the last meeting. The motion carried.
The financial reports were presented by Auditor Robbins. Alderman Robbins made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hart, to approve the financial reports. The motion passed. Bills paid for October were as follows:
Waste Management of ND $297.78
Otter Tail Power Co. 126.92
Benson Co. Farmers Press 33.28
Pat Robbins 69.26
Old business discussed was on street
maintainance. Alderman Robbins stated that he contacted the gravel business but they had retired their equipment for the season so this matter will be resumed in the spring.
Discussion was held on how the snow removal was completed after the November 7 ice and snow storm. Patrick Hageness, JP Robbins, Joe Black and the county blade all participated in this process.
There was some discussion on a pay raise for the board and auditor. The raise would take effect January 2009. The final determination will be made at the December meeting. Auditor Robbins commented that no one had had a raise in the past 12 to 15 years.
The next meeting will be held Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall.
There being no further business, Alderman Hart made a motion, seconded by Alderman Robbins, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
November 18, 2008
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held November 18, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Library. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Mark Motis and Rita Staloch. Also present were City Auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, animal control officer Jim Ripplinger and Sheriff Steve Rohrer.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve the agenda. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve the minutes of October 14, 2008. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The Harlow Elevator lease item was tabled.
The city property agenda item was tabled.
A motion was made by Staloch to approve the purchase of replacement pumps for the north lift station. The bid was approved for the amount of $19,495. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The Mitch Weed building permit agenda item was tabled pending an elevation survey.
A motion was made by Staloch to disconnect Spirit Water Inn accounts on December 2 if not paid by November 28. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously. All residences of Spirit Water Inn will be notified on December 1 that the water will be shut off on December 2.
A motion was made by Staloch to pay all bills.
Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
FSA/BANK BUILDING FUND
Huffman, S. 1,067.50
Otter Tail Power Co. 517.94
Double M Sanitation $2,807.00
Benson County Sheriff $300.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 56.32
Motis, M. 406.42
ND One Call 7.44
ND Dept. of Health 16.00
ND Telephone Co. 118.55
Otter Tail Power Co. 166.27
Park Board 494.83
Staloch, R. 186.86
Traynor Law Firm 100.00
US Postal Service 252.00
Yri, C. 250.00
Council Payroll 2,770.50
Baker and Taylor $28.00
ND State Library 10.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 616.66
Simply Cellular 49.00
Home of Economy 4.68
ND Telephone Co. 81.94
Northern Plains Electric 287.29
Otter Tail Power Co. 242.99
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Laura J. Weed
Curtis A. Yri
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