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12/3/2008 – Public Notices



October 15, 2008

A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held Oct. 15,

2008 at 8 p.m. Members present were Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Gay Leapaldt, Supt. Joel Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten, Business Manager Kathy Benson and Brian Engstrom.

Additions to the agenda: 6) Correspondence – Thank you from Shirley Young.

The minutes of the September 17, 2008 meeting were approved as written.

It was moved, seconded and carried to appoint Brian Engstrom as representative for Region 2, to complete the term previously held by Mark Swanson, which expires in June of 2009.

President Silliman administered the Oath of Office to Brian Engstrom.

Application and Statement of Interests have been received and are in good order. Brian Engstrom is a member of the Leeds Board of Education to represent Region 2 through June 30, 2009.

The board reviewed the grievance policy. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the grievance policy as amended.

The board reviewed the proposed reorganization plan for the boundaries of Regions 2 and 3. The ND School Board Association attorney will review the language for a ballot.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the teachers’ aide job description.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the school secretary job description.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the amended district business manager job description.

Mr. Braaten updated the board on the progress of the Deferred Maintenance Grant projects. Lights for the football field have been installed. Wiring in the computer lab and classrooms for the projectors is complete.

The board would like to thank Otter Tail Power Company for the donation of time and equipment to remove the old football lights and install new ones.

The board read a letter of resignation from Business Manager Kathy Benson. It was moved, seconded and carried to reluctantly accept the resignation of Kathy Benson as business manager.

The board thanked Mrs. Benson for nine years as business manager of the Leeds Public School.

The board read a thank you from Shirley Young for the flowers.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the September financial statements and bills for payment.


American Math Competitions $50.00

Anderson, April 18.90

B & H Oil Co. 3,741.44

Barnes& 21.97

Benson Co. Farmers Press 154.88

Big Dog Publishing 10.90

Cenex Credit Card 52.00

Clute Office Equipment 112.00

The Computer Store, Inc. . 2,557.72

Dakota Web Composers 60.00

Data Management Inc. 220.00

Dramatic Publishing 8.67

Eldridge Publishing Co. 14.85

Emed Co. Inc. 37.84

Farmers Union Oil Co. 10.00

Friendship House 250.95

Gaffney’s, Inc. 470.85

Information Technology Dept. 119.95

Kevlott Testing Services 189.00

L&H Plumbing & Heating 279.61

Leeds School Food Service

Fund 1,230.00

McGraw-Hill Companies 238.88

Minot State University 433.33

Moser, Larry 20.00

ND School for the Deaf 4,756.00

ND State Treasurer’s Office 165.00

ND Telephone Co. 328.43

NE Education Services Co-op 800.00

Nybo, MiChelle 125.00

OfficeMax 455.12

Oriental Trading Co., Inc. 170.92

Paulson Supply Inc. 50.00

Praxair Distribution Inc. 20.15

Prestwick House Inc. 248.46

Quill Corp. 643.69

Ringerud, John 143.00

S & S Worldwide Inc. 298.86

Schoenfish, Emil R, CPA 640.00

Scholastic Equip. Co. LLC . 250.68

Scholastic, Inc. 74.00

School Specialty, Inc. 90.47

Altru Clinic-Lake Region 130.00

Anne Carlson Ctr. for

Children 6,758.60

Best Western Doublewood Inn 40.95

Chad’s Amoco Inc. 652.88

EduTech 810.00

Haagenson, Patricia 187.00

Poppler.’s Music Inc. 928.48

Software House Intl. 2,653.00

Stave, Daniel 618.55

Tracy’s Market 231.69

US Foodservice-Bismarck 86.53

Minot State University-Music 15.00

Wal-Mart Community 308.51

Engstrom, Janelle 50.00

Brown, Jane 680.39

NDMEA 36.00

NDACDA 30.00

High school principal’s report: PSAT tests; safe and drug free program; law and justice class field trip to Devils Lake; sophomore English class field trip to the Grand Forks Herald; CTB testing; national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind.; parent-teacher conferences Oct. 28; election rally for K-12 students; regional one-act play contest; football season; volleyball district tournament in Cando; and regional tournament in Langdon. The board discussed purchasing several replacement uniforms for boys’ basketball, the junior high girls’ basketball coach position is still open and the ND High School 80-40 basketball plan.

Elementary principal’s report: elementary girls’ basketball season is over and boys’ season has started; CTB testing; the end of the first quarter is Oct. 17; parent-teacher conferences October 28; and the annual trip to the pumpkin patch.

The energy savings project (heaters, air handlers, lights) has been complete almost one year. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve purchasing a maintenance service agreement with G&R Controls on the heating system.

The board reviewed the latest football plan draft. It appears that the Benson County Wildcats (Leeds-Minnewaukan-Maddock) will remain in 9-man.

Superintendent’s report: community use of school facility; Benson County enrollment data for 2008-2009; safe and drug free program speaker was sponsored by Jerome Wholesale; junior high girls’

basketball coach; school improvement teams are preparing for spring visitation. The goals are reading and math.

The annual ND School Boards Association convention and School Law Seminar is Nov. 13-15, 2008.

The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19, 2008 at 8 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Kathy Benson

Business Manager

Randy Silliman




October 6, 2008

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held October 6,

2008 at 7 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor George Evans. Council members present were Ron Jacobson, Nick Walter and Gary Elfman.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Elfman made a motion to approve the minutes. Walter seconded. Motion carried.

Bills were presented:


Mark Elfman $ 249.34

Otter Tail Power Co. 174.11

Waste Management 865.59

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

United Lab 1,016.98

Internal Revenue Service 142.41


Otter Tail Power Co. $155.72

Sandra Barber 210.00

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 147.44

Farmers Union Oil Co. 75.00

Internal Revenue Service 241.96

Job Service ND 1.62

Jacobson made a motion to pay the bills. Elfman seconded. Motion carried.

Minutes of the special budget meeting were read.

Once again the issue of many dogs running loose has been brought to the council’s attention. A decision was made to amend the city’s ordinance regarding the licensing of dogs. Licenses will be $10 per dog with a $50 fine if the dog is not licensed. Proof of rabies shots will be necessary.

The next regular meeting will be held November 10, 2008 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor

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