3/18/2009 – Public Notices


 

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

February 18, 2009

A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 7 p.m. Present were Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Brian Engstrom and Gay Leapaldt. Also present were Supt.

Joel Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley and Business Manager Maria Dunlap.

A thank you from Matt Swanson was the only addition to the agenda.

The minutes of the previous meeting of January 14, 2009 were approved as written.

Mr. Braaten read thank you notes from the Darling family and Matt Swanson.

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

Anne Carlsen Center

for Children $6,885.00

B&H Oil Co. 5,356.63

Benson Co. Farmers Press 159.80

Braaten, Joel 204.10

Chad’s Amoco, Inc. 1,463.76

Computer Store, The 184.96

Cummins NPower, LLC 567.00

Dakota Assemblies 325.00

Dakota Truck &

Farm Service 892.71

Dakota Web Composers,

LLC 60.00

Darrell’s Electric, Inc. 19,926.65

EMed Co., Inc. 92.01

Farmers union Oil Co. 412.52

Gaffaney’s, Inc. 190.00

Home of Economy 11.94

Information Technology

Dept. 121.61

Jacobson, Lucia 232.00

Lake Region Sheet Metal,

Inc. 674.75

Lake Region Special

Education 32,035.03

Leeds Ambulance Service 124.95

Leeds School Foodservice

Fund 7.50

MacGill Discount School

Nurse 29.30

McGraw-Hill Companies 374.18

Menards – Minot 32.90

MENC 99.00

Minot State University 32.00

Minot State University 250.00

National Geographic Society 15.90

ND Center for Distance

Education 48.92

ND Telephone Co. 312.89

NDCTM 135.00

Paulson Supply, Inc. 15.20

Pearce & Durick,

Attorneys at Law 427.50

Poppler’s Music, Inc. 408.80

Positive Promotions 81.40

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 20.15

Quill Corporation 117.48

Ramkota Hotel 55.00

School Specialty, Inc. 307.38

Sportime 37.48

Superior-Showboard Co. 128.50

Technology Learning

Cooperative 2,000.00

Tracy’s Market 174.71

TOTAL 75,031.61

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: Close-up conference in Bismarck; parent-teacher conferences, February 19; FFA Crops and Livestock Judging competition in Rugby, February 21; FCCLA Star Events in Rock Lake; Morgan Leapaldt, Brenna Stone and Logan Gunderson move to state competition; county MathCounts, first place in team competition, second place individual — Mylie Herman, sixth place individual — Brady Stoll; LRSC Cultural Fair; teacher observations due by March 15; and girls’ basketball team, second place in the district tournament; all-district team members are Denage Braaten and Dorothia Santos; and the regional tournament starts February 23.

Mr. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: Abe Lincoln’s 200th birthday celebration; spelling winners: first grade

— Shelby Follman and Jarrel McGarvey; second grade — Keaton Nelsen and Reganne Ritterman; third grade — Rochelle Hansen and Dani Schwanke; fourth grade — Spencer Follman and Madison Featherstone; fifth grade — Adam Fischer and Mathias Follman; sixth grade — Julissa McGarvey and Kalvin Slaubaugh. These individuals will participate in the Benson County Spelling Bee on February 28. The elementary principal’s report also included Amanda Luhman’s last day of student teaching is February 20; there will be an ATA martial arts presentation in March; the Benson County Music Festival is on March 18; and a new kindergarten student is Caitlyn Bruce.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the results of the special election held February 17, 2009. Election results: 47 were in favor of the change and four were against.

Mr. Braaten discussed 2009-2010 school year calendar options.

It was moved, seconded and carried to pay the Dollars for Scholars annual fee.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the TLC Agreement for 2009-2010.

Mr. Braaten reported on legislative issues: Foundation per-pupil aid will possibly increase 4% the first year and 12% the second year of the biennium; transportation aid will possibly increase; and HB 1400 was discussed.

Mr. Braaten reported there is no speech coach this year, but the school will continue the program next year.

The board reviewed the mid-year budget.

The superintendent’s formal evaluation is due March 15.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: bus repairs; storm days — the school needs to make up two days, one on February 16 and the second on April 13; roof leaks; and negotiations. Linda Young and Gay Leapaldt will be on the negotiations committee. Mr. Braaten also reported on the need for a preschool program; basketball co-op issues; and the three classes for basketball and volleyball.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2009 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

Board President


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9

Notice is hereby given by Brenda Fos-sen, Business Manager of the Maddock School District No. 9, that on the second Tuesday, the 9th day of June, 2009, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board, each for a term of three years.

Any candidate for election as a member to the school board of a school district shall file with the Business Manager of the School Board, not less than 60 days before the election, and before four o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement which is mailed to the Business Manager shall be in physical possession of the Business Manager before four o’clock on the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for filing will be April 10, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.

School board members with terms expiring are Linda Ellingson, representing Arne and South Viking and parts of East Fork and West Antelope Townships of Benson County; and parts of Fram, Heimdal, Norway Lake and Valhalla Townships of Wells County; and Rebecca Brandvold, representing North Viking and Hesper Townships, and parts of Aurora and Rich Valley Townships of Benson County; and parts of Alexanter Township of Pierce County.

The Maddock School District No. 9 polls are located in the Maddock School Resource Center. Polls will be open on June 9, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish March 18 & 25 & April 1, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

March 4, 2008

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held March 4, 2009 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 Ellen Truax, seconded by DeLores Solway, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 4, 2009. The motion carried unanimously.

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

Terry Schwab $366.87

Misti Arnold 554.10

Dennis Leier 120.00

Waste Management 1,422.83

ND Telephone Co. 54.47

Otter Tail Power Co. 836.75

Benson Co. Farmers Press 60.65

Farmers Union Oil 438.48

Benson County Hwy. Dept. 720.00

Misti Arnold 22.06

ND Public Health 16.00

A bid of $200 for the city’s pickup was recieved from Jeff Alexander.

The council voted unanimously to accepted the bid.

The tax equalization meeting will be held April 1, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.

Mayor Zimmerman is applying for a burn variance permit to burn out the dump ground.

The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall.

DeLores Solway made a motion, seconded by Ellen Truax, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

December 28, 2008

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the conference room at the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort in Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Justin Yankton and Frank de la Paz. Raymond Cavanaugh and Marty Greywater were absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson and Wayne Trottier Jr.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 1:18 p.m.

SUPERINTENDENT’S EVALUATION: Discussion was held on the superintendent’s goals. Each board member individually discussed their evaluation of Dr. Trottier. Following the board members, Dr.

Trottier was able to ask questions that he had regarding his evaluation.

Overall, the board members stated they believe Dr. Trottier is doing a wonderful job. They know his job is a difficult one since he is superintendent of two schools but in spite of his situation he is doing a great job and thanked him.

Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to adjourn the meeting. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 7, 2009

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the White Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater and Frank de la Paz. Raymond Cavanaugh and Justin Yankton were absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Heather Lawrence and Elaine Guy.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the agenda and consent agenda as is. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

JANUARY 2009

Payroll $141,782.10

Social Security 17,581.08

Medicare 4,111.80

Federal W/Holding 12,938.52

State W/Holding 1,624.00

Aflac 1,272.66

BCBSND 25,685.40

Discovery Benefits 956.18

ND State Disburse 386.15

NDPERS 2,960.83

NDTFFR 16,330.79

Spirit Lake Housing 262.00

TOTAL 225,891.51

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

JANUARY 2009

Acme Electric-GF $8.50

Anderson, Charles 354.00

Anderson, Stephanie 89.10

Art & Educational Materials 18.53

ASCD 688.59

Atomic Learning, Inc. 850.00

Auto Owners Insurance 2,429.55

Benson Co. Farmers Press 305.92

Bismarck Holiday Inn Express 1,829.20

Black, Joran 75.00

Bull, Lawrence 487.50

BW Doublewood Inn-Bismarck 69.00

Carlson, Eilene 236.00

Carlson, Eilene 60.00

Central Distributing 43.08

Channing L Bete Co. 1,778.40

Cole Papers 6,564.00

Country Counseling &

Consulting 4,473.00

Curriculum Assn. 302.50

Davidson, David 166.00

Decorated Wearables 315.02

Dell Marketing 188.95

Devils Lake Park Board 60.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 2,000.00

Dion, Janet 1,763.65

Dion, Janet 371.00

Eye on Education 134.80

Food Service of America 247.32

Frey Scientific 904.01

FTPSD#30 180.00

Goodsell, Glenna 25.00

Goulet, Tammie 127.44

Grand International Inn-Minot 110.00

Greene, Jan 371.00

Hale, Jessica 25.00

Hanson, Curt 166.00

Hanson, Deb 186.00

Heart of America Medical Ctr. 705.00

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 33.49

Holiday Inn Express-Fargo 109.95

HP Corp. 686.00

HSTW Conf.-CTE, Atlanta, Ga. 400.00

Jaguar Educational 67.90

Jaymar Business Forms 135.06

Job Service of ND 814.49

Johnson, Sandra 75.34

Kesselring, Rob 3,740.00

Krantz’s Greenhouse 60.00

LBE & Associates 413.00

Literacy First Process 7,450.00

Little Caesars Pizza 122.64

Luis Cafe 48.50

Luis Cafe 44.00

Maddock Public School 154.00

Native Reflections 835.45

ND Counseling Assn. 85.00

ND Lead Center 500.00

ND State Tax Commissioner 5,731.00

NDEA 923.00

NDSBA 1,290.00

Northwest Evaluation Assn. 250.00

Office & Technology 1,355.18

Olson, Jeff 186.00

Parker, Cheryl 205.75

Pearce & Durick 1,748.46

Pes Healthcare 415.90

Prairie Learning Center 276.00

Ramada Inn 248.00

Renneberg Hardwood 966.50

Royal Lanes 294.00

Saari, Karen 371.00

Spirit Lake Marina 745.05

Subway 147.30

The Pizza Ranch 330.05

Three Irons, Daryl 25.00

Tracy’s Market 207.27

Trottier, Wayne Jr 341.50

Vilie, Linda 691.27

Workforce Safety & Insurance 100.80

SUBTOTAL 61,331.91

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Alerus Center $158.00

Berg, Erick 90.00

Boy Scouts of America 300.00

Boyeff, Tim 105.00

Brown, Kent 90.00

Brown, Kent 90.00

Brown, Kent 90.00

Cash & Carry 355.63

Devils Lake High School 125.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 750.00

Fuchs, Jeff 250.00

Gerrells 72.00

Gerrells 344.20

Hedberg, Rick 164.00

Hirchert, Bruce 90.00

Johnson, Terry 90.00

JS Vending 958.67

Klier, Dean 153.00

Klier, Dean 153.00

Lakeview Dairy 479.20

Leevers 599.07

Mercy Hospital 341.80

Mertens, Danny 90.00

Mertens, John 90.00

Moser, Larry 105.00

Pepsi 1,774.55

School Products & Equip. 21,610.00

Smith, Rick 300.00

Smith, Rick 600.00

Smith, Rick 270.00

Smith, Rick 350.00

Smith, Rick 300.00

Smith, Rick 300.00

Smith, Rick 150.00

Smith, Rick 400.00

Smith, Rick 350.00

Smith, Rick 600.00

Smith, Rick 200.00

Soltis Sportswear 2,005.40

Soper, Mark 90.00

Soper, Mark 105.00

Soper, Mark 90.00

Stotts, Jeff 90.00

Stotts, Jeff 105.00

Stotts, Jeff 90.00

Stotts, Jeff 90.00

Wallace, Terry 105.00

Yankton, Justin 90.00

SUBTOTAL 36,398.52

TOTAL 97,730.43

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson explained that he would like to amend the tardy policy. Ms. Lawrence updated the board on revisions to the current policy. By implementing this new policy, the school will either lose students or will encourage those students who are truant. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to approve the revisions to the current tardy policy. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried. Mrs. Guy and Ms. Lawrence discussed attending general assemblies and soup day at the college as outreach to parents. Dr. Longie suggested Ms. Lawrence get on the radio.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to approve the minutes of December 10, 2008 as is. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier updated the board on facilities

— gym cleaning, negotiations — when do we start; staff dinner February 11; current legislation; the Virginia Turnaround Program;

08-09 revised school calendar; and the superintendent’s goals report.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to adjourn.

With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 27, 2009

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held January 27, 2009 at 12 noon in the conference room at the White Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Erich

Longie, Marty Greywater and Justin Yankton. Raymond Cavanaugh and

Frank de la Paz were absent. Stephanie Anderson was also present.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.

DISCUSSION ON UNITY CONFERENCE HELD IN WASHINGTON, DC: Dr. Longie made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to table this topic until the administration could attend this meeting. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to adjourn the meeting. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 30, 2009

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held January 30, 2009 at 12 noon in the parent involvement room at the Four Winds Community School in Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater and Frank de la Paz. Raymond Cavanaugh and Justin Yankton were absent. Also present were Stephanie Anderson and Charles "Chip" Anderson.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.

DISCUSSION ON UNITY CONFERENCE HELD IN WASHINGTON, DC: Mr. de la Paz explained what the Unity National Indian Tribal Youth Program consisted of. He explained that it is a national organization where kids learn leadership skills. In February 2009, there is a national conference and Mr. Greywater and Mr. de la Paz would like to send two students along with a chaperone to it. Dr. Longie suggested that we establish a chapter here first and possibly partner with a few local entities. He would like the students to have some knowledge regarding the UNITY Program first before they send them to a conference. Mr.

Anderson asked the board what their goals were by utilizing this organization. He explained at the present time the school has a student leadership team. He explained he could use them to get the UNITY Chapter started but it would depend on what the board’s goals were regarding this program. The board would like the administrators to look into starting a local chapter to see if it is something they can handle and organize within the community.

Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to table this issue until the next regular monthly meeting. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to adjourn the meeting. With three in favor and two absent, the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

February 4, 2009

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held February 4, 2009 at 12 noon in the conference room at the White Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Frank de la Paz and Justin Yankton. Raymond Cavanaugh was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to approve the agenda and consent agenda as is. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

FEBRUARY 2009

Payroll $155,496.71

Social Security 19,281.74

Medicare 4,509.56

Federal W/Holding 13,830.31

State W/Holding 1,735.00

Aflac 1,163.46

BCBSND 25,685.40

Discovery Benefits 956.18

ND State Disburse. 386.15

NDPERS 2,973.12

NDTFFR 17,387.18

Spirit Lake Housing 131.00

TOTAL 243,535.81

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

FEBRUARY 2009

Alltel $351.19

Anderson, Stephanie 211.00

ASCD 802.59

Auto Owners Insurance 2,429.56

Bismarck Holiday Inn Express 1,844.25

Country Counseling &

Consulting 5,103.00

de la Paz, Frank 223.50

Dell Marketing 539.99

Devils Lake Green House 49.00

Dion, Janet 87.00

Discount School Supply 319.67

Estenson, Megan 48.57

Estenson, Megan 198.50

Four Winds Athletic Assn. 100.00

Gallagher, Lorelei 198.50

Glencoe/McGraw Hill 1,636.75

Grand Forks Public School 90.14

Greywater, Marty 223.50

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 36.91

Information Technology Dept. 980.00

Kaplan 643.93

Kentucky Fried Chicken 136.05

Krantz’s Greenhouse 65.00

Longie, Erich 211.00

Medical Technologies 36.96

Montana Dakota Utilities 172.39

Morris Floral 65.00

Native Reflections 729.96

ND Telephone Co. 914.10

Purchase Power 322.45

Reliance Communications

Inc. 17,540.00

Tracy’s Market 107.30

Tribal College Journal 62.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 211.00

Wal-Mart 820.03

White House Cafe 150.00

Word Carrier Trading Post 46.22

Workforce Safety & Insurance 175.09

Xerox Corp. 1,724.42

Xerox Corp. 2,969.52

Yankton, Justin 206.00

SUBTOTAL 42,782.04

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Anderson’s $1,107.84

Bergstrom Electric 100.00

Boyeff, Tim 90.00

Brown, Kent 105.00

Coaches’ Choice 4,389.62

Coca Cola Bottling 1,826.30

Double Z Broadcasting 39.95

Fort Totten Public School 1,123.00

Fort Totten Public School 247.00

Fuchs, Jeff 250.00

Fuchs, Jeff 250.00

Fuchs, Jeff 250.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Gerrells 535.70

Gerrells 439.50

Hunt, Chad 80.00

Johnson, Terry 90.00

JS Vending 2,592.46

Klier, Dean 153.00

Krantz’s Floral 392.50

Krantz’s Floral 249.75

Lakeside Lock & Key 65.00

Lakeview Dairy 1,293.84

Leevers County Market 385.45

Lohnes, John 80.00

Mertens, Danny 90.00

Mertens, Joe 80.00

Mertens, John 90.00

Mertens, John 80.00

Mertens, Roger 90.00

Moderne Glass Co. 508.80

Paul’s Grocery 15.88

Pepsi Cola Bottling 2,488.14

Prom Nite 1,897.84

Smith, Rick 300.00

Smith, Rick 600.00

Smith, Rick 300.00

Smith, Rick 300.00

Smith, Rick 59.99

Smith, Rick 119.50

Smith, Rick 900.00

Smith, Rick 59.99

Soper, Mark 90.00

Stotts, Jeff 105.00

Stotts, Jeff 105.00

Training Room, Inc. 35.33

Troop Boy Scouts 300.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 80.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 25.00

Wallace, Terry 90.00

Yankton, Justin 90.00

Yankton, Justin 80.00

SUBTOTAL 25,316.38

TOTAL 68,098.42

APPROVAL OF E-RATE CONTRACT: Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to approve the bids from ND Telephone Company for regular and long distance telephone usage, School Center for Web hosting, and Connecting Point for maintenance for the 2009-2010 school year. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve hiring Mr. Lawrence Bull as the head track coach for the 2009 season. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve out of state travel for Merita Aldayel Dablow to attend the National Special Education Law Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 25-29, 2009. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson explained that he would like to amend the Dakota language requirement for graduation. Some seniors are transferring from other schools and are not able to take the class. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to amend the graduation policy effective immediately. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried. Further discussion was held on expulsion-zero tolerance policy and drug testing policy. Dr. Longie suggested having a "Character Team" and Dr. Trottier would recommend who sits on the committee.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Mr. Greywater made a motioned, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to approve the minutes of December 28, 2008 and January 7, 27 and 30th, 2009 as is. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Yankton, to approve the Petition for Recognition from the Fort Totten Education Association with the exception of "or to be employed." With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

UNITY CHAPTER: Discussion held on the Student Leadership Team coinciding with the Unity Chapter. There is one other school in the state, Mandaree, which is part of this chapter. Dr. Longie suggested Mr. Greywater visit with the Mandaree chapter to see how they started.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to adjourn.

With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


NOTICE BEFORE FORECLOSURE

To:

Keith L. Harings

2313 Prairie Wood Lane

Warwick, ND 58381

Gail M. Harings

2313 Prairie Wood Lane

Warwick, ND 58381

Occupant

2313 Prairie Wood Lane

Warwick, ND 58381

the title owners of the following described real property:

Lot Nine (9), Block One (1) of Prairie Wood Development, according to the plat recorded June 15, 2001 in Book F Plats, Page 87, said Prairie Wood Development being located in Sections Nine (9), Ten (10), Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16), Township One Hundred Fifty Two (152), Range Sixty Three (63), Benson County, North Dakota aka 2313 Prairie Wood Lane, Warwick, ND 58381.

Notice is hereby given that that certain mortgage upon the above-described property, Keith L. Harings and Gail M. Harings, mortgagors, executed and delivered to Independence State Bank, Mortgagee, dated May 4, 2007, and filed for record in the office of the Register of Deeds of the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, on the 8th day of May, 2007 at 9:50 a.m. as Document No.

195170 and which mortgage is being serviced by Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, and given to secure the payment of $220,000.00, and interest according to the conditions of a certain promissory note, is in default.

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that unless you dispute the validity of the foregoing debt or any portion thereof within thirty days after receipt of this letter, we will assume the debt to be valid. On the other hand, if the debt or any portion thereof is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt and will mail you a copy of such verification. You are also advised that upon your request within the thirty day period, we will provide you with the name and address of your original creditor, if different from the creditor referred to in this Notice. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

At this time, no attorney with this firm has personally reviewed the particular circumstances of your account. However, if you fail to contact our office, our client may consider additional remedies to recover the balance due.

The following is a statement of the sum due for principal, interest, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc., as of February 9, 2009:

Principal $217,533.37

Accrued interest to

February 9, 2009 $8,515.07

Late Charges $307.64

County Recording Costs $10.00

Property Inspection $15.00

TOTAL $226,381.08

That as of February 9, 2009, the amount due to cure any default, or to be due under the terms of the mortgage, exists in the following respects:

Accumulated Payments

Owing: $9,229.62

Principal & Interest:

6 months @ $1,538.27 = $9,229.62

Late Charges 307.64

County Recording Costs 10.00

Property Inspection 15.00

TOTAL $9,562.26

all of which must be paid BY CERTIFIED FUNDS, MADE PAYABLE TO COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS and mailed to the undersigned attorney to cure the default, plus any accrued interest, subsequent payments or late charges which become due and any further expenses for preservation of the property which may be advanced. PLEASE CONTACT THE UNDERSIGNED FOR THE EXACT AMOUNT DUE THROUGH A CERTAIN DATE.

You have the right, in accordance with the terms of the mortgage, to cure the default specified above. You also have the right to assert in the foreclosure action that no default exists or any other defense you may have to said action.

Notice is further given that if the total sums in default, together with interest accrued thereon at the time of such payment, accrued payments then due and expenses advanced, are not paid within thirty

(30) days from the date of mailing or service of this Notice, the Mortgagee will deem the whole sum secured by the mortgage to be due and payable in full without further notice. Furthermore, proceedings will be commenced to foreclose such mortgage, and in the event of sheriff’s sale as provided by the laws of the State of North Dakota, the time for redemption shall be as provided by law, but not less than sixty (60) days after the sheriff’s sale.

Dated February 2, 2009.

MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM

Attorneys for the Plaintiff

Office and Post Office Address:

46 West Second Street, P.O. Box 1097

Dickinson, North Dakota 58602-1097

Tel: (701) 227-1841

Fax: (701) 227-4739

By: /s/ Bethany J. Abrams

Bethany J. Abrams,

Attorney #06344

If you have previously received a discharge in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, this is not an attempt to collect a debt against you personally, but only an attempt to determine your intention concerning retaining this property.


(Publish March 18 & 25 & April 1, 2009)

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

February 17, 2009

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 9 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, David Davidson and Michael N. Steffan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.

Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press was also present.

The board reviewed a letter from the Spirit Lake Tribe dated February 3, 2009 regarding the materials tax to be assessed on the Wood-Rutten Road paving project.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of February 3, 2009. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Lee discussed issues with the housing authority board.

Haagenson presented information on Summers Manufacturing requesting money from the Benson County Job Development Authority for an upcoming project.

Haagenson stated Gene Hager has been contacted to assist with operation of the highway department when needed. He will work on a "per hour" contract basis.

The board discussed declaring an emergency disaster in Benson County.

The board discussed SB 2393. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Haagenson, to declare an emergency disaster exists in Benson County. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Corey O’Connell of Riggin Township met with the board regarding the debt to county levy assessed against Riggin Township. O’Connell explained the excess costs incurred for snow removal. Voter qualifications were discussed.

The board reviewed a letter from Robert Curl, RC&D Office, dated February 2, 2009 regarding submission of annual membership dues. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to pay the $300 membership dues. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the budget for new blades and the amount of funds available through the State Revenue Sharing Fund. The board reviewed estimated costs for new blades.

Haagenson informed the board that Dennis Weed is not interested in taking the highway superintendent position. He will stay on as assistant highway superintendent until a new person is hired.

Ralph Olson came to the meeting and discussed a bill proposed by Senator Ryan Taylor. Lee read information on the recent progress of the bill.

At 10 a.m. the board met with landowners on Graham’s Island to discuss a request by Alex Kowal to re-zone agricultural property in Second Commissioners District to R3 property. Deputy Auditor Delores Scherr took minutes for this portion of the meeting. People present at this time were Gary Molstad, Erling Karlsbraaten, Ralph Olson, Corey and Bonnie Erickson, Jim and Kelly Wang, Rhoda and Leon Pfeifer, Lloyd Burgess, ElDonna Grann, Beverly Michels, Mark Motis, Norman Howard, Rose Howard, James Howard, Allan Howard, Alex Kowal and Al Freidig. Lee indicated the board received a recommendation from the zoning board to consider the application submitted by Kowal and the board wanted input from the area landowners prior to making a decision. Fifteen landowners were present to state their opposition to the re-zoning. The board indicated they received several telephone calls from other landowners on Graham’s Island and there were very few in favor of re-zoning the property. Freidig gave input and objections on the petition previously filed by the landowners on this matter. The landowners present responded to the objections. Chairman Lee asked for motion on the issue. Steffan declined making a motion as he was a member of the zoning board that reviewed the issue. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to not allow the property to be re-zoned from agricultural to R3. Roll call vote was:

Steffan-no; Davidson-no; Hvinden-yes; Haagenson-yes; Lee-yes. The motion carried.

State’s Attorney Wang arrived at the meeting.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Haagenson, to reappoint all members of the Benson County Zoning Board. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Wanda Teigen met with the board to discuss Department of Emergency Management (DEM) issues and issues regarding de-obligation of Homeland Security funds. The board reviewed a letter from the state DEM dated February 4, 2009 regarding the 2006 Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Grant.

Teigen presented the board with a current township debt to county report. She also presented information regarding the 2008 year-end budget for the road department and explained the revenues and expenditures. The auditor informed Teigen that before expenditures are made that will exceed the allowed budget, the highway department needs to notify the board of commissioners. Teigen stated this information will need to be made known to the new highway superintendent.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board regarding the February 4,

2009 letter from the state DEM.

The board reviewed a letter from the city of Minnewaukan dated February 17, 2009 regarding removal of culverts on Old Hwy. #281.

The board reviewed the employee personnel policy regarding workplace violence prevention.

The board discussed what is expected of seasonal employees at the road department as far as when they need to report to work. The board concluded a letter should be sent to seasonal employees to inform them what is expected.

The board reviewed issues concerning cutting edges for the road department.

David Davidson left the meeting.

The board reviewed a memo from Richard Anderson, NDPC, dated February 9, 2009 regarding the 2009 CDBG PDS Amendment.

The board also reviewed a letter from Garrison Diversion dated February 11, 2009 regarding applications for a recreational grant.

Further, the board reviewed a memo from Jeff Bitz of the ND Insurance Department dated February 2, 2009 regarding flood insurance.

Ellen Huffman met with the board regarding two Applications for Abatement on parcels numbered: 02-000-00345-000 and 02-000-000346-000. She explained the application and the reduction in taxes. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the application. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 12:11 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Jason Lee

Chairman

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

February 2, 2009

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held Feb. 2, 2009.

Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager and Eloise Ploium and City Auditor Jessi Knatterud.

A motion was made by Hager, seconded by Ploium, to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Ploium, seconded by Hager, to accept all bills.

The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Oberon Park District $57.94

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 262.50

ND Public Health Lab 16.00

ND Telephone Co. 62.12

Waste Management 949.85

Farmers Union Oil 732.53

Corey Ploium 184.70

Jessi Knatterud 369.40

Benson Co. Farmers Press 63.05

Otter Tail Power Co. 729.14

Items of discussion: Waste Management was unable to attend the January 14 meeting because of bad weather. North Central Planning may have some funding available for some city projects. A decision will have to be made as to what projects require the most attention.

Renae Beeter attended the meeting to discuss a transition from hand pick ups for garbage to community dumpsters. A motion was made by Hager, seconded by Ploium, to accept the transition. The motion carried. The transition date is set for March 1 but will depend on weather and dumpster delivery. Once the dumpsters are in place there will be no more individual hand pick ups The next meeting will be March 2, 2009 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Jessi Knatterud

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

March 2, 2009

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Maddock on March 2, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. Present for roll call were council members Kent Neppl, Kay Feig and Marilyn Allan. Also present were Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel, Debbie Tracy, Chris Wilks and Lu Mathison.

Neppl made a motion, seconded by Feig, to approve minutes from the February 9, 2009 regular meeting. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Feig, to approve minutes from the February 24, 2009 special meeting. The motion carried.

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

Employee wages $5,585.48

BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 2,296.00

Clute Office Equip. Inc. 10.94

4imprint, Inc. 129.37

Frank Mosser 96.40

Graymont, Inc. 2,861.34

Kent Neppl 141.49

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Maddock EDC 1,506.61

One Call, Inc. 1.24

Benson Co. Farmers Press 87.75

Capital Bank & Trust 1,040.00

Double M Sanitation 3,575.00

Debbie Tracy 148.98

Maddock Mini Mart 828.00

ND Pollution & Control Conf. 40.00

NAPA Auto Parts 21.05

Radisson Hotel 221.54

Northern Plains Electric 42,055.36

State Disbursement Unit 75.00

Ramsey National Bank 1,458.10

ND State Tax Commissioner 93.73

North Star Audio Consulting 400.00

ND State Library 40.00

Visa 154.88

US Post Office 420.00

ND Telephone Co. 402.46

Western Area Power 7,900.53

Mosser and Winson requested permission to attend the operator training course in Bismarck and the inert landfill seminar in Carrington. Neppl made a motion, seconded by Feig, to allow them to attend. The motion carried.

Mosser reported he has been working on the heating problem at the Multi-Purpose Building. He also reported a water break in the new pipeline at the wells, where the old line was attached to the new.

Mitzel was present and his duties were discussed by the council.

Chris Wilks appeared before the council to discuss his utility bill.

Maddock Community Development Director Debbie Tracy was present and reported she is putting together a letter for an organizational and business dinner which will be held April 2. She is also working on a promotional brochure for the city of Maddock. Acoustic baffles for the Multi-Purpose Building have been ordered and a benefit is planned to cover the expenses.

Lu Mathison was present on behalf of the Multi-Purpose Building along with Debbie Tracy. They presented the council with the bylaws for the newly elected board members and a financial report. The council has elected to turn over the checkbook to the Multi-Purpose Board Treasurer. A grant proposal will be written to Garrison Diversion for funds to complete unfinished areas of the building.

Tax Equalization Director Ellen Huffman will be here for a special meeting April 7 from 7-8 p.m. to discuss tax assessments, A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Neppl, to allow any employee to attend the League of Cities March Madness in Bismarck March 24-26.

The motion carried.

Two requests for liquor/dance permits were submitted from The Maddock Bar/Lodge 68 and the Maddock Park Board. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Feig, to approve these permits. The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009.

There being no further business, motion was made by Feig, seconded by Neppl to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

March 11, 2009

A special meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by President Rodney Maddock at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 in the council chambers at city hall. Present for roll call were council members Kay Feig, Kent Neppl and Marilyn Allan.

The reason for the special meeting was to appoint a new council person to fill the vacancy on the city council. Since no one has petitioned for this position, a motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Feig, to appoint Larry Summers as council member. The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION

LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 6

Notice is hereby given that the Leeds Public School District No. 6 annual election will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Leeds Public School for the following purpose:

To elect one director for a three-year term to represent Region 2, at-large; and To publish a record of the school board proceedings in a newspaper or general circulation of the school district for the succeeding two years.

Any candidates for election as a member to the school board of a school district must file with the school district Business Manager before 4 o’clock p.m. on the 60th day prior to the election, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which that person is a candidate. A statement which is mailed to the Business Manager must be in the physical possession of the Business Manager before 4 p.m. on the 60th day before the election. The closing date and time for filing as a candidate in this year’s election is 4 o’clock p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2009.

Polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Leeds Public School, 530 1st Street SE, Leeds, North Dakota.

Maria M. Dunlap

Business Manager

Leeds School District No. 6

Leeds, ND 58346

(Publish March 18 & April 1 & 15, 2009)


NOTICE OF HEARING

PROBATE NO. 09-P-005

IN DISTRICT COURT

BENSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

Helen F. Tollefson, DECEASED

Maurine Sutton, )

Petitioner, ) )

Helen F. Tollefson and all other )

persons unknown who have interest )

in, or lien, or encumbrance upon, the )

property described in the Notice, )

Respondents. )

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Maurine Sutton has filed with the Judge of the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota, a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs in the matter of the estate of the above named Deceased, Helen F. Tollefson.

The assets of the estate consist of, in addition to other property, an interest in the following described real estate in Benson County, North Dakota:

An undivided 50% mineral interest in:

Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4 & S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4, 1-153-71 (Lots One, Two, Three and Four, and the South Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of Section One, Township One Hundred Fifty-three, Range Seventy-one, Benson County, North Dakota); and S1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, 3-153-71 (The South Half of the Southeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Three, Township One Hundred Fifty-three, Range Seventy-one, Benson County, North Dakota).

Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 23rd day of March, 2009 at 2:30 o’clock p.m. at the Courtroom of the Benson County District Court in the City of Minnewaukan, County of Benson,

State of North Dakota, at which time and place you may be heard if you wish.

Dated this 2nd day of March, 2009.

-s-James P. Wang

James P. Wang

Attorney for Petitioner

PO Box 211

110 Main St. E

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

ID No.: 04664

(Publish March 4, 11 & 18, 2009)


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