12/17/2008 – Public Notices


 

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

October 14, 2008

A regular meeting of the Warwick School Board was held Tuesday, October 14 in the computer lab. Present were Black, Gravdahl, Cavanaugh and McKelvey. Thiele was absent. Others present were Beth Neuman, Karrie and Aaron Green, Karissa Smith, Darcie Delorme, Alison Lawrence, Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Guthrie. The meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m. by Vice President Johnnie McKelvey.

Additions to the agenda were cheerleading, boys’ basketball, track and cross-country uniforms.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the agenda.

Motion carried.

An opportunity was given for the public to speak.

Karrie Green wondered if pictures were going to be taken of the cross-country team. Mr. Guthrie said each student would have to pay for the pictures but they would be taken.

Bills were presented and discussed. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to pay the bills. Motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:

Barbara Eversvik $12.81

Warwick Oil 3,637.50

Barton’s Bus Sales 11,051.11

Scholastic Book Fair 5,505.76

Books are Fun 131.00

Janna Jensen 188.00

Fort Totten School 10.00

Acme Electric Companies 7.47

Lindsay Allmaras 450.00

AmeriPride 369.60

Sandra Barber 427.00

Barton’s Bus Sales 5,920.40

Benson Co. Farmers Press 178.78

Benson Co. Supt. of

Schools 250.00

Bergstrom Electric 79.52

Bob’s Sewing Center 1,429.00

Craig Brown 18.95

BW Seven Seas Inn 205.50

Cash & Carry Lumber 598.84

Central Business Systems 1,890.29

Childcraft 343.93

Cole Papers 1,125.89

Connecting Point 4,286.60

CountryInsure USA 933.00

Creative Impressions 633.00

Dacotah Paper Company 992.84

Del Hager Sales 78.35

Devils Lake Daily Journal 138.00

Devils Lake Glass & Paint 236.15

Farmers Union Oil 2,414.38

Food Services of America 940.62

Charlotte Franks-Erickson 70.84

Frey 82.65

Gopher 1,026.03

Grand Forks Public School 225.35

Haan Crafts 641.51

Hagen’s Super Valu 36.81

HM Receivable Co. 1,157.84

Journey Education 1,149.30

JS Vending 151.60

JS Vending 563.82

Lake Chevrolet 14.95

Lake Region Special Ed 57,373.07

Lakeside Lock & Key 75.00

Mack Plumbing 1,857.65

Mackin Library Media 343.18

McVille Hardware &

Lumber 17.63

MDR 175.00

Menards 119.86

Mid-American Research 328.00

NDCEL 350.00

NDUC Group Account 2,614.40

OfficeMax Incorporated 586.21

Oklee Quilting Supply 45.65

Otter Tail Power Co. 45.65

Radisson Hotel Bismarck 79.00

Resources for Educators 396.00

Science Kit 62.50

SiouxPer Propane 1,672.80

Cecil Stewart 18.00

Supreme School Supply 39.29

The McGraw-Hill

Companies 890.65

Training Room 532.55

Trend 20.65

Wally’s Supermarket 91.67

Karlene Warner 14.14

Warwick City 330.00

Young’s 59.68

ND School Board Assn. 290.00

NDCSA 240.00

Barton’s Bus Sales 305.20

Central Business Systems 465.29

Cole Papers 284.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 960.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 12.50

Global Connect 333.33

HM Receivable Co., LLC 587.59

Information Technology

Dept. 495.02

NDCEL 150.00

Radisson Hotel, Bismarck 599.50

Verizon Business 100.82

Dancia Jackson 16.00

Nic Joramo 8.00

Shayna Black 32.00

Food Services of America 130.82

Warwick Oil 3,719.70

The business manager presented information for IRS compliance for

403(b) tax-sheltered annuities. Compliance is mandated by January 1, 2009.

The board adopted the Plan Document Agreement. Let it be resolved that the Warwick Public School District #29 Board of Education adopts the Board 403 (b) Plan Documentation which will conform to the requirements of Section 403 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations and further authorizes Carol Walford, Business Manager, to act on the board’s behalf to implement, maintain and administer the plan in accordance with the board’s intentions and all applicable state and federal laws. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the resolution and the Warwick Public School District #29 Notice of Eligibility to Participate in the 403 (b) Plan. Motion carried.

Kay Gravdahl gave a report on the NESC meeting. The next meeting will be January 14.

Mr. Jacobson gave the principal’s report on attendance and the different incentives that are being used.

Mr. Guthrie gave the superintendent’s report. The attendance policy was discussed. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to change the policy that each student could miss six days per semester, excluding emergency, funeral or cultural reasons. Motion carried.

Alison Lawrence met with the board about the fifth and sixth grade girls’ basketball team staying overnight at the casino. Discussion followed and Black made a motion, seconded by Langstaff, that the girls go swimming in the afternoon and go out for pizza. Motion carried.

Mr. Yetterboe met with the board and discussed some new changes in the high school activities association. He also raised the issue of boys’ basketball uniforms. Discussion was held on buying new uniforms. Karissa Smith presented a proposal for having cheerleaders for the 2008-09 school year. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to start the cheerleading program again. Uniforms were discussed. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to get new cheerleading uniforms with half the cost being raised by the cheerleaders. Motion carried.

Cross-country and track sweats were discussed. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to purchase new sweats with half the cost being raised by the squad. Motion carried.

Boys’ basketball uniforms were discussed. Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to purchase both home and away uniforms from Gerrell’s with half the cost being raised by the squad. Motion carried.

Lindsay Allmaras met with the board about pay for the 2008 season for both boys’ and girls’ cross-country. Discussion followed and Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to pay Ms. Allmaras $2,700.

Motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie requested that because of increased enrollment, speech therapist Karen Birkeland be hired for an additional half day.

Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to increase Karen Birkeland’s hours. Motion carried.

The basketball court was discussed. Mr. Guthrie is to see if he can get someone to do it sooner and get it done this fall.

Karrie and Aaron Green brought a concern to the board regarding Karrie’s job responsibilities. Discussion was held. Karrie Green resigned from her position.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

December 3, 2008

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held December 3,

2008 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway, Ellen Truax, Sylvester Hoffner and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Lance Alexander was absent.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Ellen Truax, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 12, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills are as follows:

Terry Schwab $392.57

Misti Arnold 554.10

Estagen Zimmerman 455.00

DeLores Solway 300.00

Ellen Truax 325.00

Sylvester Hoffner 75.00

Lance Alexander 125.00

Dennis Leier 140.00

Misti Arnold 7.56

Waste Management 1,352.50

ND Telephone Co. 54.59

Otter Tail Power Co. 37.20

Benson Co. Farmers Press 34.56

The bill of sale of the city’s water infrastructures was discussed.

Mayor Zimmerman will meet with the city’s attorney Dec. 4, 2008 to find out the details and when it will be finalized.

Decorating the gazebo for Christmas was discussed. Terry Schwab will be contacted to see if he will do this.

A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to buy Terry Schwab and Misti Arnold a ham or turkey for the holidays.

The motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.

DeLores Solway made a motion, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

November 10, 2008

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held November 10,

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. The motion carried.

Bills were presented:

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $ 249.34

Otter Tail Power Co. 91.53

Waste Management 846.47

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

United Lab 1,016.98

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $155.72

Sandra Barber 210.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 77.44

Farmers Union Oil Co. 20.00

Walter made a motion to pay the bills. Jacobson seconded. The motion carried.

A letter to city residents was composed regarding amending the ordinance dealing with dog licenses.

The next regular meeting will be December 8, 2008 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

December 1, 2008

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Kevin Winson on December 1, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. Council members present for roll call were Kent Neppl, Kay Feig, Marilyn Allan and Rodney Maddock. Also present were Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel, Travis Dillman, Ellen Huffman, Travis Trotter and Elaine Jones.

A motion was made by Feig, seconded by Allan, to approve the minutes of the November 3, 2008 meeting. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Maddock, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.

Employees wages $2,139.79

Ag Resources 19.90

American Public Power Assn. 25.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 78.72

BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 1,789.30

Double M Sanitation 3,596.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 221.62

Foss Trenching 1,905.00

Frank L. Mosser 96.40

Gus’s Auto Parts 165.54

Hawkins Chemical Inc. 19.84

Maddock EDC 225.00

Maddock Mini Mart 552.90

Missouri River Energy

Service 1,500.00

Municipal Finance Officers 30.00

ND Health Lab 16.00

ND Pollution Control Conf. 10.00

ND Surplus Property 43.00

Northern Plains Elec. 20,911.31

One Call Concepts, Inc. 6.20

Maddock EDC 2,230.81

Maddock EDC 250.00

Border States Electric

Supply, Inc. 1,848.80

Ramsey National Bank 447.68

State Tax Commissioner 13.87

Western Area Power 5,788.27

Travis Dillman with Interstate Engineering was present and reviewed the record drawings with Frank Mosser and Keith Winson for the new raw water transmission line replacement.

Ellen Huffman was present to explain business and residential tax incentives.

Travis Trotter and Elaine Jones were present regarding billing they received for stump removal.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Maddock, for the city to assume the cost for removing diseased trees and stumps on the boulevard. The motion carried.

Ned Mitzel was present. The council discussed police contracting with him.

Mosser reported the shop needs a new air compressor.

A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Maddock, to give a Christmas bonus to all city employees.

Auditor Lee presented the letter of annual audit from Rath and Meyer Auditing Firm of Bismarck. The council made the decision that Rath and Meyer will again do the audit.

One raffle-permit request for the Maddock Public School was presented. Maddock made a motion, seconded by Neppl, to approve the permit. The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, on motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

These minutes have not been approved by the Maddock City Council.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

October 6, 2008

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on October 6, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Betty Anderson, Cal Schlieve, Jeff Jacobson and Lori Nelsen. Also present was Mark Butz, city attorney.

The minutes of September 2008 were read. Anderson made a motion to approve the minutes. Schlieve seconded. The motion carried.

Schlieve made a motion for a special beer and liquor license for KJ’s for a wedding and for the Leeds-York Wildlife Club banquet. Anderson seconded. The motion carried.

Anderson made a motion to approve a raffle permit for the Leeds-York Wildlife Club. Schlieve seconded. The motion carried.

Schlieve made a motion to approve a raffle permit for the Melvin Diehl benefit. Anderson seconded. The motion carried.

Anderson moved to adopt the 2009 budget with a 20% increase to electric instead of a 10% increase. Nelsen seconded. The motion carried.

Schlieve moved to transfer excess dollars from the Social Security Fund to the General Fund. Anderson seconded. The motion carried.

Bids for snow removal were opened and Ritterman’s bid was accepted for $95 per hour for the loader and $95 per hour for the blade with wing. The motion to accept the Ritterman bid was made by Nelsen.

Schlieve seconded. The motion carried.

Jacobson made a motion that the street clearing be done in this

manner: school, emergency routes, Main Street and then alternate other city streets and avenues east to west for each clearing.

Anderson seconded. The motion carried.

Ritterman will be charged a monthly fee for storing the loader at the shop building.

The lagoon was discussed. Durbin and B & J Excavating will not be able to get to it this fall before freezeup.

Streets that need blading and gravel were discussed. Mayor Himle will talk to Benson County about blading them. A few deep ruts were also discussed and property owners will be notified that they need to be patched.

Park Board fund-raisers were discussed.

The second reading of the amendment to the water ordinance was read and passed on motion by Jacobson, seconded by Schlieve.

Delinquent water bills were discussed and letters will be sent to all delinquent users. Letters will state the new ordinance and explain what will go into effect if these bills are not paid. The new ordinance will take effect as of January 1, 2009.

Schlieve made a motion to pay the October bills. Jacobson seconded.

The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:

Salaries $2,512.66

Benson County Sheriff 200.00

Devils Lake Journal 34.50

Rugby Greenhouse 29.95

Towner Co. Record Herald 12.24

Benson Co. Farmers Press 66.00

Hoiberg Office Supply 56.68

Larson Implement 50.00

Chad’s Amoco 420.98

Tracy’s Market 14.20

UCB Insurance Agency 360.00

Northern Plains Electric 403.33

UCB Insurance Agency 357.00

John’s Refrigeration 3,292.00

Jim Whalen 2.36

One Call Concepts 3.72

ND Public Lab 16.00

Hawkins 556.62

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Mystery Guild 18.98

Diane Hoffman 19.13

Other bills paid in October are as follows:

ND Telephone Co. . $102.07

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,212.10

Tammy Urness 29.01

Postmaster 84.00

United Community Bank 432.94

State Tax Commissioner 129.78

IRS 19.99

ND Job Service 143.13

Terry Aronson 500.00

Leeds Airport Authority 14.92

United Community Bank 1,611.75

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

November 3, 2008

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on November 3, 2008 at

6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Lori Nelsen, Betty Anderson and Jeff Jacobson. Also present was Mark Butz, city attorney.

A motion was made by Jacobson to grant a gaming permit to the Leeds Economic Development Corporation for a 21 table at KJ’s. Anderson seconded. The motion carried. Lori Nelsen abstained.

A motion was made by Anderson to borrow from United Community Bank the funds needed to purchase the land next to the dump grounds. The land will be purchased from Terry Aronson for $10,000. Jacobson seconded. The motion carried.

Lori Nelsen was given permission to order safety vests from Northern Water Works through the city account for the ambulance. The account is already set up and the ambulance will be billed.

The water tower was discussed. The H & H Coatings estimate was reviewed and discussion was held regarding what work to do now. The recirculation pump has to be replaced but the cleaning and strut work will hold until spring. Anderson made a motion to purchase two (2) high head pumps with brass impellers and have H & H Coatings install them as well as do the insulation work. Lloyd Himle will purchase the pumps. Nelsen seconded. The motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding the city employee position still open.

A probationary period was discussed for whomever is hired. It was decided that this would include a starting wage of $10 per hour, 6 months probation with wage increase and single health plan at that time, and the first certification will be needed in order to gain the wage increase and health plan. The motion was made by Jacobson and seconded by Nelsen. The motion carried.

Interim employee payment is now $10 per hour. Discussion was held on whether to keep it there or increase the hourly wage. The council saw no reason to increase the hourly amount.

A motion to approve the Interstate Engineering Progressive Estimate

#3 payment was made by Anderson. Jacobson seconded. The motion carried.

Nelsen made a motion to hire Lloyd Himle to fix the chlorine injector valve. Anderson seconded. The motion carried.

Anderson made a motion to approve the minutes of the October meeting.

Nelsen seconded. The motion carried.

Jacobson made a motion to pay the November bills. Nelsen seconded.

The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:

Salaries $2,627.78

Aaron Dalgleish 7.50

Benson Co. Farmers Press 83.00

Mark Butz, attorney 600.00

Chad’s Amoco 244.30

Northern Plains Electric 443.69

One Call Concepts 2.48

Hawkins 263.75

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Doubleday 61.42

Diane Hoffmann 62.32

Other bills paid in November are as follows:

ND Telephone Co. $116.43

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,423.24

United Community Bank 401.68

Leeds Airport Authority 188.93

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Tammy Urness

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


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