1/21/2009 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

November 18, 2008

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 5 p.m. in the school library. Present were Black, Gravdahl, Cavanaugh, McKelvey and Thiele. Others present were Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Guthrie.

The meeting was called to order by President Thiele at 5:15 p.m.

The superintendent’s evaluation was added to the agenda.

Gravdahl made a motion to approve the agenda. Cavanaugh seconded. The motion carried.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the minutes of the October 14 meeting with corrections. The motion carried.

Comments from the public were invited.

President Thiele discussed the law seminar in Bismarck and the proper way to be placed on the agenda.

Emil Schoenfish presented the 2007-2008 school audit. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to accept the audit report. The motion carried.

Bills were presented. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to pay the bills. The motion carried. Bills approved were as follows:

Thomas Hill $22.53

Postmaster 34.30

Creative Impressions 48.00

Dacotah Paper Company 269.27

Emil Schoenfish 3,840.00

Farm Plan 66.14

Flaghouse 128.87

Rebeca Gjovik 24.94

Wendy Gourneau 50.00

Haan Crafts 363.18

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 25.00

Information Technology Dept. 213.41

Roxanne Laugsand 20.00

Mack Plumbing 46.17

McCarthy Electric 24,256.22

NDSBA 145.00

Really Good Stuff 108.60

Rediker Software 1,625.00

Margita Sitar 150.00

Thompson Publishing Co. . 99.00

Warwick City 330.00

Warwick Fire Department 389.24

Jodi Wellman 50.00

AABACA, Inc. 198.00

Abilitations 583.97

Acme Electric Companies 498.40

AmeriPride 184.80

Benson Co. Farmers Press 136.13

Cash & Carry Lumber 195.35

Cole Papers 513.63

Comfort Inn 55.00

Connecting Point 819.00

CountryInsure USA 411.00

Creative Impressions 210.00

Dacotah Paper Company 554.79

DakotaWestmoreland Corp. . 673.11

Del Hager Sales 128.95

Devils Lake Journal 90.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 60.00

Ecolab 142.00

Expressway Suites 74.95

Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,030.73

Flaghouse 866.58

Gerrells & Company 112.53

Haan Crafts 336.16

Harcourt Achieve 109.01

Jaymar Business Forms 301.48

JS Vending 668.29

Mackin Library Media 193.63

McVille Hardware & Lumber 33.09

NCA/CASI & AdvancED 300.00

NDCEL 75.00

NDHSAA 35.00

ND Telephone Co. . 460.58

Officemax 305.76

Otter Tail Power Co. 14.69

Palos Sports, Inc. . 359.80

Popplers Music Store 169.17

Rhode Island Novelty 75.58

School Specialty Inc. 272.80

Stein’s 223.26

Tutt Construction 810.60

Verizon Business 112.69

Weekly Reader 149.26

Warwick Oil Co. . 2,975.90

Steve Jacobson 175.50

Cecil Stewart 41.40

Barton’s Bus Sales 11,356.31

Barton’s Bus Sales 1,801.15

Board report: the basketball court will be done in spring; the athletic department would like to have name and Warrior head on the white mini bus; school lunches; detention and how that is going; rooms for the basketball tournament over the Christmas vacation.

Mr. Jacobson reported that attendance has really improved in the elementary school.

There was no report from the athletic director.

Supt. Guthrie reported on the technology program, Plato Program and funding for Plato; attendance in high school; a Christmas party will be held at the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort on December 13 at 5:30 p.m.; Talent Search will be taking seniors to Bismarck to tour colleges. The school will provide two vans and one driver.

Cavanaugh made a motion to hire Alison Lawrence as seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball coach; Mr. Bennefeld as junior varsity and assistant boys’ basketball coach; and Karissa Smith as cheerleading advisor. Black seconded. The motion carried.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to purchase a 2003 eight-passenger van from Lake Chevrolet and to advertise for bids on the 1999 Ford van with the money going toward the purchase of the

2003 van. The motion carried.

The superintendent’s evaluation was discussed. The evaluation is to be done by next board meeting.

The next meeting will be December 9 at 5 p.m.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

December 9, 2008

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday, December 9, 2008 in the school library. Present were Black, Gravdahl and Cavanaugh. Absent were Thiele and McKelvey. Others present were Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Jacobson and Natalie Merrick.

The meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m. by Kay Gravdahl.

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

Natalie Merrick, was present to discuss her concerns about the recent bus accident in which her daughter was involved. Discussion followed.

Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to advertise for bus monitors and to adopt a policy for procedures to follow in case of bus disasters. It was also decided that students would not be allowed on the bus if they did not have the proper clothing.

Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the bills. The motion carried. Bills approved were as follows:

Mathcounts Registration $40.00

Postmaster 10.45

Eddy Alcalan 24.00

Bakers Dozen 62.50

Shayna Black 8.00

Charlotte Franks-Erickson 20.18

Information Technology

Dept. 213.41

Officemax Incorporated 158.13

Holly Retzlaff 20.32

Transcript Publishing 5.36

Verizon Business 89.93

Warwick Oil 775.50

Warwick Oil 2,507.41

Postmaster 5.85

Postmaster 8.97

Spirit Lake Casino & Resort 873.09

Barbara Eversvik 46.05

Rebeca Gjovik 23.37

Warwick Oil 2,133.99

Warwick Oil 2,690.75

Warwick Oil 3,791.25

Bartons Bus Sales 11,356.31

Acme Electric Companies 69.00

Altru Clinic Lake Region 65.00

AmeriPride 339.96

Benson Co. Farmers Press 252.16

Bergstrom Electric 120.00

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 320.00

Cole Papers 213.65

Dacotah Paper Company 15.66

Dakota Westmoreland Corp. 675.00

Discovery Education 1,256.66

Duchscherer Supply. Inc. 296.30

Farmers Union Oil 441.70

Food Services of America 460.30

Gerrells & Company 30.00

Hewlett-Packard Company 1,216.86

JS Vending 365.41

Kmart 259.99

Lake Region Special Ed 59,288.87

Mack Plumbing 1,199.38

McVille Hardware & Lumber 10.74

Radisson Hotel Bismarck 165.00

Renneberg Hardwood, Inc. . 516.60

Sioux-Per Propane 708.26

Success for All Foundation 1,800.00

Warwick City 330.00

Wells Fargo Brokerage Ser. 12,859.91

Postmaster 30.81

Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to adjourn the meeting.

The next meeting will be December 11 at 5 p.m. to complete the superintendent’s evaluation.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

December 11, 2008

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday, December 11, 2008 in the school library for a special board meeting. Present were Black, Gravdahl, Cavanaugh and Thiele. McKelvey was absent. Mr. Guthrie was also present.

The meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. by President Thiele.

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

Vern Lambert presented a request to use the gym for a "50 and Over"

basketball tournament. Discussion followed and it was decided that the gym could be used by anyone if proper supervision and cleaning was done after the use of the gym.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to accept the second reading of Policy BCAA. The motion carried.

Facility space was discussed. The issue was tabled to see what funding could be obtained to build or construct portable classrooms.

The superintendent’s evaluation was completed. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to approve the evaluation. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

December 17, 2008

A regular meeting of the Leeds School District No. 6 Board of Education was held December 17, 2008 at 7 p.m. Present were Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Gay Leapaldt, Supt. Joel Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Brian Engstrom was absent.

Visitors were Mark Swanson and Lucia Jacobson.

Addition to the agenda was 8) New business — basketball co-op.

Minutes of the previous regular meeting on November 17, 2008 and of the special meeting on December 11, 2008 were approved as written.

Mr. Swanson reported on the low numbers of the boys’ basketball teams and discussed the possibility of a new basketball co-op.

Mrs. Jacobson reported on other schools’ policies for eligibility to participate in band and choir concerts. Mrs. Jacobson requested that the Leeds School ineligibility policies be changed to exclude pep band, band concerts and choir concerts. It was moved, seconded and carried to change the ineligibility policies to exclude pep band, band concerts and choir concerts, effective the second semester

2008-2009 school year.

Mr. Braaten reviewed the timeline and ballot for the reorganization plan. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the reorganization timeline and ballot.

The Lake Region District Health inspection report was reviewed.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the November financial statements and bills for payment. Bills approved are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

Anne Carlsen Center

for Children $13,833.20

B & H Oil Co. 2,476.17

Barnes & Noble.com 41.69

Braun, Susan 22.29

Chad’s Amoco, Inc. 416.48

Clute Office Equipment 999.26

The Computer Store, Inc. 2,124.50

Digital Office Centre 120.00

Dulmage, Irma 17.64

Dunlap, Maria 734.27

Farmers Union Oil Co. 155.66

Grand Forks Herald 8.80

Grand International Inn 55.00

Information Technology

Department 119.95

Lake Region Sheet

Metal, Inc. 350.72

Lake Region

Special Education 18,364.05

Leeds School Foodservice

Fund 982.35

Mac’s, Inc. 25.56

Moser, Larry 5.92

NCRC/NDRA 2009 125.00

ND Center for

Distance Education 308.90

ND Council of Teachers

of Mathematics 10.00

ND School for the Deaf 4,756.00

ND Telephone Co. 3,441.58

Nybo, MiChelle 125.00

Officemax 82.29

One More Story, Inc. 260.00

Paulson Supply, Inc. 112.76

Pearce & Durick, Attorneys 382.98

Popplers Music, Inc. 1,272.33

Postmaster 180.00

Praxair Distribtuion, Inc. 20.15

Ramkota Hotel 768.00

Recorded Books, LLC 278.00

School Specialty, Inc. 99.55

Stein’s, Inc. 1,525.05

Tracy’s Market 212.24

US Foodservice – Bismarck 62.97

Books Are Fun 12.00

ND Council of Educational

Leaders 675.00

ND Council of Educational

Leaders 110.00

Wal-Mart Community 75.16

ND Reading Conference 35.00

TOTAL 55,846.44

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: semester finals, Students of the Second Quarter, law and justice field trip, Rachel’s Challenge and clubs’ Christmas party. Mr. Manley also reported on the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and the start-up cost of the new football co-op.

Brian Engstrom arrived at the meeting.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: completion of the first set of evaluations on new teachers; Destination Imagination has two elementary teams and one high school team; mini-society for grades 3-6; and the elementary Christmas program.

Amanda Luhman will be kindergarten student teaching in January.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the open enrollment of a Follman child from Wolford to attend Leeds School.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the job description of the head custodian.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the job description of the assistant custodian.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the job description of the paraprofessional.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Jeff Manley as the girls’ junior high basketball coach. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Lisa Anderson as the cheer coach.

Mr. Braaten reported that nine new digital radios have been installed in buses through the county Homeland Security grant. The board discussed advertising the old radios for sale.

Mrs. Dunlap reviewed the retention of records schedule and discussed destroying old business records.

Mr. Braaten reported on Honeywell Instant Alert.

Mr. Braaten reported on board membership on employee benefits and technology committees.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 14, 2009 at 7 p.m.

Meeting adjourned.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

December 9, 2008

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held December 9, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Library. Present were Mayor Curt Yri, council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Connie Ambers. Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, Al Staloch and Laura Every.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the agenda with the addition of house numbering. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Huffman, to approve training for Verdeen Backstrom for the expo in February. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Ambers, to approve the purchase of street signs. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the minutes of November 18, 2008. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Ambers, to approve the minutes of the special meeting on November 2, 2008. Roll call vote was Ambers-yes, Staloch-abstain, Huffman-yes, Motis-yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve a Christmas bonus for the following employees: Verdeen Backstrom — $50, Troy Backstrom, Kelli Clifton and Laura Weed — $30. The motion carried unanimously.

Bids will be requested for the purchase of a new lawnmower.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the written endorsement of the proposed community center. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Ambers, to pay all bills with the exception of Laura Every and Maddock Business & Technology Center. These checks will be held pending further information. The motion carried unanimously.

FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND

AmeriPride $66.98

Huffman, S. 699.50

McQuoid’s Grocery 33.56

Otter Tail Power Co. 630.11

GARBAGE FUND

Double M Sanitation $2,771.00

GENERAL FUND

Benson County Sheriff $300.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 209.26

Every, L. (Held) 425.00

Ferrellgas 315.89

Gunnerud-Dietrich 25.00

Huffman, S. 58.50

Maddock Tech. Center (Held) 75.00

McQuoid’s Grocery $14.64

NDOC 1.24

ND Telephone Co. 106.48

Otter Tail Power Co. 172.81

Quill 296.78

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Payroll 1,233.22

LIBRARY FUND

Payroll $647.28

STREET FUND

Benson Co. Highway Dept. $1,116.40

Farmers Union Oil Co. 130.50

Home of Economy 47.41

Mac’s Inc. 4.99

McQuoid’s Grocery 34.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 615.28

WATER FUND

Alltel $56.11

Ferrellgas 729.54

McQuoid’s Grocery 3.83

NDDOH 16.00

ND Telephone Co. 81.50

NDWUA 100.00

Northern Plains Electric 322.39

Otter Tail Power Co. 391.72

Payroll 2,603.95

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Mark Motis

City Council President

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

December 8, 2008

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

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Every, to approve the agenda.

The motion carried.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Yri, to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2008 and December 1, 2008 meetings. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

ACT $199.50

Advanced Business Methods 631.00

Alltel 94.66

Audio Enhancement 77.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 119.04

Melissa Benson 55.56

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 448.00

Bloomington Prairie Assessment

& Therapy Ctr. 1,769.76

Mike Callahan 135.00

Capital One 7,722.50

City of Minnewaukan 839.63

Devils Lake Public School 8,766.09

Devils Lake Public School 50.00

Dunlap Industries 2,100.00

Educational Resources 3,942.85

Bonnie Erickson 332.92

Jordan Every 50.00

Farmers Union Oil 5,787.69

Mary Feist 98.39

Ferrellgas 151.22

GE Money Bank-Amazon 474.30

Gerrells & Co. Inc. 942.00

Grand International Hotel 165.00

Randy Hajicek 112.50

Randy Hajicek 182.18

Harold’s Automotive Repair 108.60

JS Vending & Wholesale 519.80

Junior Library Guild 3,428.00

Myron Jury 60.00

Myron Jury 72.00

Lakeside Lock & Key 182.22

Lake Region Special Ed. 9,995.46

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 1,000.54

Lannie Simonson Bldg Co. 24,068.52

Mac’s Inc. 480.53

McQuoid’s Grocery 1,265.17

Minnewaukan School 5,000.00

NAPA Auto Parts 4,457.55

National Geographic Kids 19.95

ND Ctr. for Distance Learning 61.00

ND Teachers Retirement Office 124.04

ND Telephone Co. 598.56

Office Depot 1,097.90

Otter Tail Power Co. 3,458.96

Popplers Music Inc. 109.74

Quality Welding & Steel Sales 248.88

Kylee Rallo 15.00

Schoolmasters 443.10

State Treasurer’s Office 165.00

Stein’s, Inc. 207.16

Target Roofing Inc. 307.00

Target Roofing Inc. 678.00

Time for Kids 65.60

Kevin Thompson 9.00

Wal-Mart 24.77

James Wang-Attorney at Law 19.00

Youngs 66.88

Total 93,604.72

ACTIVITY FUND

Lyndee Heser $157.39

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. 422.05

Pizza Corner Frozen Pizza 220.00

Amanda Mindt 22.50

Wally’s Supermarket 34.90

Total 856.84

HOT LUNCH FUND

DPI $223.32

Interstate Brands Corp. 463.90

JS Vending & Wholesale 16.32

Leevers County Market 35.99

McQuoid’s Grocery 47.76

Meadow Sweet Dairy 784.45

Stein’s, Inc. 84.70

US Food Service 4,341.90

TOTAL 5,998.34

Every made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to transfer $4,500 from the General Fund to the Athletic Fund. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. Erickson was absent. The motion carried.

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

Discussion was held on the portable classrooms and the superintendent evaluation.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Every, to purchase a subscription to Instant Alert for Schools. The motion carried.

The principals gave their reports.

Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team for winning the consolation championship at the Ramsey County tournament, to the elementary boys’ basketball team for first place in the Lakota tournament, to Beth Beecroft for making the UND Honor Choir and to Beth Beecroft and Shania Sherman for getting a Superior Acting Award at the One-Act Play competition.

The next board meeting will be January 14, 2009 at 6 p.m.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

January 5, 2009

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Council President Rodney Maddock January 9, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. Council members present for roll call were Kent Neppl and Kay Feig. Marilyn Allan and Mayor Kevin Winson were absent. Also present were Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel and Debbie Tracy.

A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Feig, to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2008 meeting. The motion carried.

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

Employee Wages $4,587.44

Ramsey National Bank 1,484.00

State Disbursement Unit 75.00

State Tax Commissioner 94.37

Benson Co. Farmers Press 76.32

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 257.57

Benson Co. Treasurer’s Office 2,463.51

BlueCross BlueShield Inc. 1,798.00

Debbie Tracy 66.05

Double M Sanitation 3,596.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,374.73

Gus’s Auto Parts 327.11

Hawkins Chemical Inc. 333.92

Hoiberg’s Inc. 182.75

LexisNexis Matthew Bender 88.40

Maddock Community Club 50.00

Maddock EDC 2,010.97

Maddock Mini Mart 1,953.71

Midwest Electric Consumer

Assn. 175.00

ND Health Laboratory 16.00

ND State Library 2.45

ND Water Users Assn. 100.00

Northern Plains Electric 28,706.45

One Call Concepts Inc. 1.24

Peterson Law Offices 362.50

Red River Valley & West RRD 270.00

Visa 417.87

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Frank L. Mosser 96.40

Keith Winson 41.95

Ramsey National Bank 1,040.00

Ramsey National Bank 1,040.00

Ramsey National Bank 1,040.00

City patrol officer Ned Mitzel reported everything is going well.

Council members congratulated Debbie Tracy on accepting the new Maddock community development director position. She started January

5 and her office is located at the Maddock Business & Technology Center.

Neppl reported the park board has two vacancies that need to be filled.

The pledge of securities were reviewed and approved. They are on file at the city auditor’s office.

A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Feig, to issue a beer-wine permit for the House of Fun. The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be Monday, February 9, 2009 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Council President

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


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

KNOX CITY COUNCIL

January 9, 2009

A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, January 9 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus and Alderman J.P. Robbins. Absent was Alderman Sharon Hart. Also present was city auditor Pat Robbins.

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The financial reports were presented and approved. December bills approved for payment are as follows:

Waste Management of ND $280.96

Otter Tail Power Co. 261.64

Benson Co. Farmers Press 33.28

Lloyd Marchus 138.54

J.P. Robbins 96.96

Sharon Hart 96.96

Pat Robbins 69.26

Mayor Marchus presented material he had received from the US Bureau of the Census regarding homeless people in cities. It was determined that this was not applicable to Knox.

Auditor Robbins presented correspondence from Waste Management, including a new five year garbage contract in which the garbage rate was increased $21 per month. However, this will not affect residential billing at this time.

Alderman Robbins reported he had contacted the Benson County Highway Department to bring a blade into town to wing out and push back huge snow piles.

The next meeting will be held Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor

 



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