4/1/2009 – Public Notices


 

SECTION 1.1

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

2009 EMERGENCY SANITARY

SEWER IMPROVEMENTS

CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN,

NORTH DAKOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, will meet at the City Library in said City on April 16, 2009 at the hour of 2:00 PM CT for the purpose of opening and considering bids for the furnishing of materials, labor, equipment and skill required for the purpose of construction of a Emergency Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project and incidental items in and for said City, as is more fully described and set forth in the plans and specifications therefore, which are now on file in the office of the City Auditor.

Bids will be received on the following approximate quantities and types of work:

Contract Bond, 1 L SUM; Mobilization, 1 L SUM; Traffic Control, 1 L SUM; Strip & Respread Topsoil, 2,792 SY; Imported Fill, 2,332 CY; Erosion Control, 1 L SUM; Riprap, 145 CY; Clean 8" Sewer main, 3,485 LF; Reline 8" Sewer main, 3,485 LF; Re-open Services, 33 EA; Asphalt Patching, 48 SY; Salvage Fire Hydrant, 3 EA; Plug Pipe, 1 EA; Type 1 Manhole Adjustment, 3 EA; Type 2 Manhole Adjustment, 11 EA; Raise Manhole Rim, 3 EA; Seeding, 1 L SUM; Raise Lift Station, 3 EA.

Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.kljeng.com "Client Zone" or www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $29.00 by inputting Quest project #

849516 on the Web site’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or [email protected] for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a non-refundable price of $95.00 per set at Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc., 1010 4th Ave. SW; PO Box 937, Valley City, ND 58072. Please contact us at 701-845-4980 if you have any questions.

All bids are to be submitted on the basis of cash payment for the work and materials, and each bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bidder’s bond in a sum equal to five per cent

(5%) of the full amount of the bid, executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in this state, conditioned that if the principal’s bid be accepted and the contract awarded to him, he, within ten (10) days after notice of award, will execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor’s bond as required by the laws of the State of North Dakota and the regulations and determinations of the City Council of the City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota.

All bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their bids, as provided by Section 43 07 05 of the North Dakota Century Code.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Federal Labor Standards Provisions HUD-4010 (7/03) and other HUD/CDBG requirements.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Title 40 CFR 33.240 and Executive Order 12138. The requirements for bidders and contractors, under this regulation, and Executive Order concerns utilization of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Small Businesses

(SB) and Labor Surplus Area Businesses (LSAB) and are explained in the specifications.

All bidders must complete the MBE/WBE Solicitation Sheet found in the specifications and submit with bid. Any bid that does not have this sheet will be considered non-responsive and that bid will not be opened. Bidders must follow all instructions.

The goal for MBE is 4% of the total dollar value of the project.

The goal for WBE is 4% of the total dollar value of the project.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the Executive Order 11246, as amended, 11375, 11458, 11518 and 11625 and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulation (41 CFR Part 60).

Bidders shall comply with all federal regulations regarding projects funded with Community Development Block Grants. The detailed requirements for bidders and contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications.

Contracts shall be awarded on the basis of the low bid submitted by a responsible and responsive bidder for the aggregate sum of all bid items. A single contract will be awarded for the work.

All bids will be contained in a sealed envelope, as above provided, plainly marked showing that such envelope contains a bid for the above project. In addition, the bidder shall place upon the exterior of such envelope the following information:

1. The work covered by the bidder

2. The name of the bidder

3. Separate envelope containing bid bond and a copy of Contractor’s License or Renewal Certificate. (MBE/WBE) 4. Acknowledgement of the Addenda.

The work on the improvements will be completed by June 30, 2009 for all Phase 1 work as described in the Special Provisions. Final completion of all work shall be August 30, 2009.

The City of Minnewaukan reserves the right to reject any and all bids to waive any informality in any bid, to hold all bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of opening bids, and to accept the bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the City.

Should the Contractor fail to complete the work within the time required herein or within such extra time as may have been granted by formal extensions of time approved by the Owner, there will be deducted from any amount due the Contractor the sum of $750 per day for each day and every day that the completion of the work is delayed. The Contractor and his surety will be liable for any excess.

Such payment will be as and for liquidated damages and not as a penalty.

All bidders are invited to be present at the public opening of the bids.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Dated this 23rd day of March, 2009

CITY OF Minnewaukan, NORTH DAKOTA

Laura Weed

City Auditor

(Publish March 25 & April 1 & 8, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

January 14, 2009

A regular meeting of the Warwick School Board was held January 14,

2009 in the school library. Present were Black, Gravdahl and Thiele.

Absent were Cavanaugh and McKelvey. Others present were Janna Jensen, Shane Dennison, Mr. Jacobson, Mr. Frederickson and Mr. Guthrie.

The meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m. by President Thiele.

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

The motion carried.

Black made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to approve the minutes of the December 9 and December 11 minutes as presented. The motion carried.

Black made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to pay the following bills. The motion carried.

Acme Electric Companies $48.48

Ameripride 207.21

Benson County Disaster 2,833.47

Benson Co. Farmers Press 136.96

Ramkota Hotel 1,500.00

Central Business Systems 876.83

Cole Papers 153.68

Creative Impressions 142.75

Dacotah Paper Company 474.47

Del Hager Sales 128.45

Devils Lake Public School 45.00

Ecolab 104.00

Emil Schoenfish 960.00

Farmers Union Oil 649.70

Gerrells & Company 4,714.53

Haan Crafts 214.80

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 39.78

Information Technology

Dept. 213.41

Johnson Controls 2,601.23

JS Vending 273.17

Kmart 95.85

Knell Trucking 1,248.25

Lake Region Sheet Metal 343.88

Mack Plumbing 83.50

Meehan Machine 68.00

Menards 73.06

Mercy Hospital 151.00

ND Safety Council 59.47

Office of the State Auditor 165.00

Otter Tail Power Company 5.80

Royal Lanes Bowling 210.00

School Specialty Inc. 272.89

SimplexGrinnell 415.00

Stein’s Inc. 169.33

McGraw-Hill Companies 619.07

Universal Athletic Service 1,094.71

Wally’s Supermarket 20.98

Warwick City 330.00

Bakers Dozen 15.30

Food Services of America 797.43

Gopher 838.95

Charles Guthrie 155.00

Roxanne Laugsand 30.00

Menards 74.98

NDAESP 125.00

North Dakota Telephone 464.68

Otter Tail Power Company 41.36

Verizon Business 89.96

Wal-Mart Community 621.83

NDCA 145.00

Barton’s Bus Sales 11,356.31

Barton’s Bus Sales 500.65

Warwick Oil 1,989.00

Warwick Oil 2,007.00

Warwick Oil 9,189.60

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the Pledge of Securities with Western State Bank. The motion carried.

Gravdahl reported on the NESC meeting.

Janna Jensen, technology coordinator, was present to discuss the consequences of students who go on inappropriate sites on laptops.

Discussion followed. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to amend the policy to first offense would be a five-day suspension. On the second offense the student and a parent or guardian would have to meet with the school administration and school board before being allowed back in school. The third offense would trigger an expulsion hearing. The motion carried. This information will be put in the computer user policy and all students should be made aware of this policy.

Elementary Principal Mr. Jacobson reported on student behavior and referrals in the elementary.

Mr. Frederickson reported on curriculum and Plato program. Shane Dennison, Plato representative, was also present to report on the Plato program and new updates. He said the program is going very well.

Mr. Guthrie explained the assessment program that he would like to get going. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to have Stacy Luehring serve half-time as assessment coordinator and half-time as kindergarten paraprofessional and hire Cindy Geller as half-time kindergarten paraprofessional and half-time elementary paraprofessional and bus monitor. Roll call vote: Gravdahl, yes.

Black, yes. Thiele, yes. The motion carried.

The cold weather was discussed. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, that if the wind chill is 50 below or more school would be two hours late and the administration will see how the weather is after that.

The pending lawsuit was discussed.

Mr. Guthrie reported on the construction grant that is available for $16,687. The school district must match the funds. Items discussed were replacing the windows in the second and sixth grade rooms, replace the front door of the high school, replace elementary doors, an exhaust system in the pre-kindergarten bathroom, air conditioning in the remainder of the school and repairs to the coal bin.

The classroom shortage was discussed. Different options were discussed. Black made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to advertise for an architect. The motion carried.

The negotiations seminar was discussed. Larry Thiele will attend.

The next meeting will be February 10 at 3 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

February 10, 2009

A regular meeting of the Warwick School Board was held February 10,

2009 in the school library. Present were Black, Gravdahl, Thiele and McKelvey. Others present were Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Jacobson, Mr.

Yetterboe, Mrs. Kaeding and Mrs. Jensen.

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. by President Thiele.

Additions to the agenda were WEA negotiations petition and the PEP Grant.

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

Cavanaugh arrived at 3:15 p.m.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried.

Black made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to pay the following bills. The motion carried.

Diane Green $109.65

Warwick Oil 1,859.25

Postmaster 42.01

North Dakota State Library 130.00

Diane Green 61.20

Warwick Oil 4,070.00

Ameripride 186.75

Benson Co. Farmers Press 174.20

Best Western Ramkota

Hotel 165.00

Center Coal Company 496.92

Career Materials 160.77

Dacotah Paper Company 690.80

Farmers Union Oil 1,095.14

Charlotte Franks-Erickson 77.46

Gerrells & Company 242.90

Haan Crafts 284.95

Indian Country 36.00

Information Technology

Dept. 213.41

JS Vending Inc. 152.11

Kmart 26.95

Lake Chevrolet 28.04

Lake Region Special Ed 8,532.64

McVille Hardware & Lumber 218.32

Menards 43.88

Nardini Fire Equipment 123.00

NDASA 135.00

Officemax Incorporated 211.28

School Nurse Supply Inc. 35.95

Simplexgrinnell 426.00

US Bank 53,302.40

Verizon Business 106.14

Warwick City 358.00

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 174.72

Altru Clinic-Lake Region 65.00

Ameripride 188.16

Shayna Black 15.78

Connecting Point 201.70

Food Services of America 383.51

Rita Kaeding 25.54

Robert Lawrence 51.04

North Dakota Telephone 459.44

Proline Maintenance

Equipment 14.77

Sioux-Per Propane 1,131.20

Stamp Fulfillment Services 482.60

Wal-Mart 2,547.56

Books are Fun 52.00

Board report: Discussion was held on getting more bleachers in the gym; the construction tech class is to build a new portable stage for graduation. Mr. Guthrie is to get a new microphone for the gym to see if the sound would be better; banners for outstanding athletics.

Athletic Director: Mr. Yetterboe reported on the new three class system; continuing the girls’ co-op with Four Winds and a fan bus to transport parents to the St. John game.

Mr. Frederickson and Mrs. Kaeding reported on the Plato and math program; Mr. Frederickson reported on the second quarter attendance awards.

Mr. Jacobson explained the PEP Grant. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to apply for the PEP Grant. The motion carried.

The superintendent evaluation was discussed. Carol Walford is to get forms out to board members and they are to be returned to the business manager before the next meeting.

The addendum to the acceptable use policy was discussed and tabled until the next meeting.

Mr. Guthrie presented a letter stating the Warwick Education Association wishes to enter contract negotiations with the Warwick Public School Board. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to accept the WEA request. The motion carried.

The next school board meeting will be March 10 or 11 at 5 p.m., depending on regional tournaments.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President

Excess Mill Levy


NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Riggin Township

Benson County, ND

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 14, 2009 at the polling place of the Corey O’Connell residence in the Township of Riggin, County of Benson, an election will be held in which the following question shall be submitted to the electors of Riggin Township:

Shall Riggin Township levy taxes for a five-year period commencing in 2009, which shall exceed the legal limit by not more than $6,950.00

(18 mills), so that the taxes levied, instead of being $8,527.77, which is the limit authorized by law for the tax year 2008, shall be approximately $15,477.77? This excess levy shall be contingent on the Benson County Board of Commissioners waiving any interest accruing from and after January 1, 2009 on the bill owed to the Benson County Highway Department which is 365 days past due as of December 31, 2008. All funds received by the township from this levy shall first be used for the purpose of paying off the past due amount to the Benson County Highway Department. Any remaining funds shall be used to pay other expenses of the township as needed.

( ) Yes or ( ) No.

BE IT KNOWN that the total income of Riggin Township from the first day of January 2008 to the last day of December 2008 was $13,708.00 and that the total warrants issued for said period amounted to $6,783.00.

BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that the expected expenditures for each year of the five-year period commencing in 2009 are roughly equivalent to the $6,783.00 spent in 2008.

BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that the county currently assesses a 9 mill "debt to county" levy against Riggin Township.

BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that the current general tax levy of 22.15 mills, which produced $8,527.77 in income in 2008, is the legal maximum, but that a 100 percent excess levy of the basic legal limitation is authorized for a five-year period. If 60 percent of the qualified electors shall approve the above-stated question, the levy shall be increased an additional 18 mills upon each dollar of taxable valuation, which increase would have produced $6,930.02 in additional income at 2008 valuations.

BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that said election will be opened at 7:15 p.m.

and will continue open until 8 p.m. in said Riggin Township.

(Publish April 1 & 8, 2009)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

WARWICK PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29

Notice is hereby given by Carol Walford, Business Manager of the Warwick Public School District No. 29 that on Tuesday, the 30th of June 2009, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing one member to the school board for a term of three years and to publish school board minutes in the official county newspaper.

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 May 1, 2009 at 4 p.m.

The school board member whose term is expiring is Kay Gravdahl, representing Lake Washington, Eddy and Freeborn Township.

The Warwick School District No. 29 polls are located at the new school gymnasium. Polls will be open on June 30, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Warwick Public School District #29

Warwick, ND 58381

(Publish April 1, 8 and 15, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

February 11, 2009

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers at 6 p.m. on February 11, 2009. Also present were board members Laura Every, Terry Yri and Randy Thompson, principals Jean Callahan and Ron Carlson, Superintendent Myron Jury and Business Manager Dianne Mikkelson. Board member 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 January 14, 2009 meeting. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $631.00

Allan’s Skidsteer 375.00

Alltel 76.45

AmericInn 165.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 225.55

Blooming Prairie Assess-

ment & Therapy Center 2,439.32

BlueCross BlueShield ND 643.65

Bremer Bank, NA 26,634.83

Bremer Bank, NA 30,101.97

Bremer Bank, NA 21,447.99

Jean Callahan 500.00

Capital One 2,006.79

Chad’s Amoco, Inc. 45.00

Ron Carlson 50.00

City of Minnewaukan 687.13

Dakota Assemblies 650.00

Devils Lake C&F Center 793.67

Devils Lake Public Schools 90.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 2,000.00

Deb Dyste 30.00

Deb Dyste 262.22

Deb Dyste 32.07

EcoLab 101.00

Educational Resources 1,775.00

EduTech Education Tech

Services 135.00

Exhaust Pros, Inc. 23.36

Bonnie Erickson 332.96

Farmers Union Oil Co. 6,242.24

Ferrellgas 604.39

Mary Feist 500.00

Fleet One 2.50

LaVae Haaland 500.00

Heart of America Health

Plan 391.20

Hy-Z Wireless, Inc. 178.75

Information Tech. Dept. 184.92

Myron Jury 141.53

JS Vending & Wholesale 469.25

Kaplan 479.90

Lake Area Career & Tech.

Center 30.00

Lake Region Special Ed. 10,930.48

Lake Region State College 3,550.00

Lakeside Lock & Key 12.00

Langdon Public School 25.00

Lannie Simonson Blgd.

Co., Inc. 830.16

Mac’s, Inc. 175.97

McQuoid’s Grocery 985.17

Menards-Bismarck 251.53

Dianne Mikkelson 214.80

Music Is Elementary 344.52

NAPA Auto Parts 6,006.18

NDAESP 125.00

NDCTM 105.00

ND Center for Distance

Education 43.74

NDKA 40.00

ND MEA All-State 15.00

ND Surplus Property 85.00

ND Teachers Retirement

Office 17.12

ND Telephone Co. 608.80

Office Depot 661.09

Otter Tail Power Co. 5,553.11

Plumbit Plumbing 3,776.13

Popplers Music, Inc. 128.70

Ramada-Grand Forks 356.00

RDO 92.88

Ramkota Hotel 220.00

Reliable Office Supplies 161.87

Ellen Salisbury 500.00

School Specialty 547.77

Schoolwide, Inc. 155.68

Stein’s, Inc. 89.60

Sundance-Newbridge 439.12

Success For All Founda-

tion, Inc. 7,362.30

Teachers-Teachers.com 950.00

Thompson’s DL Glass &

Paint 31.21

Towner Co. Medical Center 139.75

Wal-Mart 540.61

TOTAL 148,050.89

ACTIVITY FUND

Capital One $263.22

Gerrells & Co., Inc. 111.10

Interstate Brands Corp. 10.28

JS Vending & Wholesale 143.93

Leevers County Market 146.60

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 2,437.92

Pizza Corner Pizza 330.00

TOTAL 3,443.06

HOT LUNCH

East Side Entrees, Inc. $75.06

Interstate Brands Corp. 615.73

JS Vending & Wholesale 248.85

Leevers County Market 20.49

Meadow Sweet Dairy 1,071.98

McQuoid’s Grocery 15.53

Stein’s, Inc. 122.10

US Foodservice, Inc. 4,240.79

TOTAL 6,410.53

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

Discussion was held on the portable classroom, Instant Alert System, Impact Aid payment, staffing issues and a second music position.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to accept the resignation of Jeff Walen. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Every, to accept the Petition for Recognition for negotiations. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the legislative update.

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Every, to approve and adopt the Indian Policies and Procedures Policy. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to go with the school calendar for 2009-2010 with a start date of August 19, 2009.

The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the 2008-2009 summer repairs which include the roof repaired and a new walk-in freezer.

Make-up snow days will be April 14 and May 22.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the school’s participation at the Vo-Tech Center in 2009-2010. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on flood insurance and the buses.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to buy flood insurance for the buildings. Upon roll call vote all members present voted yes. Corey Erickson was absent. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the basketball co-op.

A motion was made by Every, seconded by Thompson, to approve the buying policy services from the Department of Public Instruction.

Upon roll call vote all members present voted yes. Corey Erickson was Absent. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Yri, seconded by Thompson, to approve the open enrollment forms for Alexis, Aideen and Austin Huffman to Maddock School. The motion carried.

The principals gave their reports.

The next meeting will be March 16, 2009 at 6 p.m.

A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

March 17, 2009

A regular meeting of the Maddock School Board was held on March 17,

2009 at 5 p.m. Present were President Chris Lauinger, Becky Brandvold, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Randy Benson, Superintendent Kim Anderson, Principal Penny Leier, and Business Manager Brenda Fossen. Also present was Angie Slaugbaugh.

The first reading of a library policy was added to the agenda. A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the amended agenda. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the minutes of Feb. 17, 2009, the General Fund bills totaling $23,177.09, food service and activities reports. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Ace Industrial Supply $331.88

Acme Electric 12.98

Alltel Wireless 52.95

Altru Clinic-LR 3,561.00

Anderson, Kimberly 14.99

Belle Trucking 2,787.50

Benson Co. Farmers Press 240.50

Blow’s Sew-n-Vac 70.95

Cenex Convenience Card 92.04

City of Maddock 4,605.20

Cole Papers 133.46

Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch 1,776.00

Dakota Web Composers 90.00

Devils Lake C&F Tire Center 531.90

Devils Lake Public School 894.90

Doublewood Inn 110.00

Expressway Inn 179.85

Faleide, Linda 42.68

Farmers Union Oil Co. 4,181.04

Follett Educational Services 39.80

Gaffaney’s of Minot 122.00

Gus’s Auto Supply 81.42

Home of Economy 44.25

Information Technology Dept. 142.44

JS Vending 33.41

Kevlott Testing Services 75.00

Lannie Simonson Building Co. 86.40

Leevers Co. Market 36.00

Markestad, Rachel 12.24

MedCenter One Occupational

Health Clinic 90.00

ND Center for Distance

Education 30.00

ND School Board Assn. 70.00

Networking Specialists Inc. 25.00

New England FFA 400.00

North Star Public School 15.00

Northwest Music Center 269.79

Quill Corporation 1,121.10

Ramkota Hotel 276.86

Sears Commercial One 199.98

Stein Chemical Co. 205.76

Tracy’s Market 90.82

TOTAL 23,177.09

Principals reported on student activities including science fair, spelling bee, academic challenge and music festival. A motivational speaker is planned for March 27. School improvement visitation will be April 30.

An estimate of $2,700 for materials and electrical work to construct a wall to split the ag education classrooms was reviewed. A motion was made by Brandvold, seconded by Benson, to approve the project.

The wall construction will be done by shop students, supervised by Mr. Wald.

Mrs. Anderson informed the board that Terpening Construction has cut drains for the sump pumps in the school tunnels.

A letter of resignation was presented on behalf of Mrs. Flo Kallenbach, effective June 12, 2009. A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Ellingson, to accept her resignation, with extreme gratitude for her many years of commitment to the Maddock School and its students. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A letter of resignation was presented on behalf of Mrs. Susan Fossen, effective March 10, 2009 from her full-time bus route. She will sub drive when possible. The board also extends their gratitude for her many years of service.

Mrs. Anderson stated that she is in discussion with Leeds to cover driver’s education needs this spring.

A motion was made by Benson, seconded by Ellingson, to approve the open-enrollment applications of Alexis, Austin and Aiden Huffman. The roll call vote was all in favor.

A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Benson, to approve the 2009-10 school calendar. The first day of class will be Aug. 24, 2009 and the last day will be May 25, 2010. Graduation will be May 30, 2010. The roll call vote was all in favor.

Mrs. Anderson updated the board on the current provisions of HB 1440.

This bill contains the school funding for the next biennium, as well as many staffing, curriculum, testing and graduation mandates.

The superintendent’s formal evaluation was presented to Mrs. Anderson and discussed. A motion was made by Ellingson, seconded by Brandvold, to accept the compiled evaluation.

Mrs. Leier presented an updated Library Media Center policy. A motion was made by Kenner, seconded by Brandvold, to approve the first reading. The roll call vote was all in favor.

The next regular meeting will be April 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK SCHOOL BOARD

March 17, 2009

A special meeting of the Maddock School Board was held March 17, 2009 at 6 p.m. Present were President Chris Lauinger, Becky Brandvold, Linda Ellingson, David Kenner, Randy Benson, Superintendent Kim Anderson and Business Manager Brenda Fossen.

This special meeting was held following the March regular meeting in executive session, pursuant to NDCC 44-04-19.2 for negotiations planning.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

These minutes are submitted for publication prior to board approval.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

January 6, 2009

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on January 6, 2009 at 6 p.m. at Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Lori Nelsen, Jeff Jacobson, Betty Anderson and Rodney "Pete"

Ritterman. Also present was Aaron Dalgleish.

A motion was made by Nelsen, seconded by Jacobson, to accept a resolution allowing the city to borrow $10,000 from United Community Bank of Leeds for the purchase of land to use for dump ground purposes. Tammy Urness and Lloyd Himle will be representatives for the city for these purposes. The motion carried.

Mayor Himle administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed council member Rodney "Pete" Ritterman.

A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Jacobson, for committee member replacement decided at the special meeting on December 10, 2008. The motion carried. See minutes of December 10th for placements.

A motion was made by Nelsen, seconded by Ritterman, to nominate Jeff Jacobson for council president. The motion carried.

Snow removal was discussed. Dalgleish was asked to keep the fire hydrants clear of snow and debris. He will be ordering a few markers for the hydrants. He has been authorized to purchase six. The snow piles at old city hall will be handled by the street committee. Those who have not cleared the snow from the sidewalks on Main Street will be contacted by mail and reminded to do so. The piling of snow at corners and other places in the city was discussed. With the amount of snow we have had this year there just isn’t room to accommodate each suggestion that city hall has received regarding this issue. The council decided to leave things as they are and to continue to monitor the situation.

Water rates were discussed and will remain on the agenda. A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Nelsen, to transfer one dollar from the Garbage Fund to the Water Fund per each hook-up per month. The motion carried.

It was decided to stay with our current Web site and Jacobson will visit with Pat Tracy regarding this.

A motion was made by Nelsen, seconded by Jacobson, to pay city bills except for H & H Repair until an itemized bill is received by Lori Nelsen, The motion carried. Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Salaries $1,428.29

Aaron Dalgleish reimbursement 24.17

Tracy’s Market 25.31

Postmaster 84.00

Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00

Doubleday Books 37.96

B & H Oil 283.85

Chad’s Amoco 776.17

L & H Plumbing 403.83

Paulson Supply 19.25

NPEC 300.00

NPEC 743.98

Hawkins 267.84

USA BlueBook 324.00

Northern Water Works 910.33

H & H Coatings 7,322.70

Mac’s Hardware 150.49

Interstate Engineering 1,784.32

NDRWSA 110.00

John’s Refrigeration 6,038.40

BND 1,820.62

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

Other bills paid in January are as follows:

ND Telephone Co. $106.70

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,473.78

UCB 475.88

State Tax Commissioner 27.30

IRS 37.98

Job Service ND 121.70

UCB 269.88

UCB 15.16

Leeds Airport Authority 2,118.18

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

February 3, 2009

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on February 3, 2009 at

6 p.m. at Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Lori Nelsen, Jeff Jacobson, Pete Ritterman and Betty Anderson. Aaron Dalgliesh was also present.

Maintenance report: John’s Refrigeration delivered the tank for the K

(potassium) pump.

The council received a thank you from North Dakota Department of Health for the fluoride usage.

A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Ritterman, to grant raffle permits to York Auxiliary and St. Vincent de Paul. The motion carried.

Lloyd Himle talked to Candy Stave about putting up a Leeds sign and got the OK to start looking for money for the project.

A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Nelsen, to grant a special liquor and beer license to KJ’s Inc. The motion carried.

Water rate discussion was tabled until next month.

Lowell Haagenson will be visiting with the council regarding the RCD Council in the future.

The Web site was discussed. Pat Tracy is upgrading the server and will visit with council soon to discuss ideas for the new look.

A motion was made by Ritterman, seconded by Jacobson, to move the FIF Fund money into the Water Fund. The motion carried.

Discussion was held to keep in mind possibly raising the amount of the FIF in the future.

Dump ground: A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Ritterman, to have Himle contact Kenny Lunde to plant poplars and lilacs around three sides for $1,000, as soon as possible. The motion carried.

Discussion was held about the need to have a Benson County deputy residing in Leeds. Possibly a letter should be drafted to the Benson County Sheriff’s Office regarding this matter.

A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Nelsen, to approve the meeting minutes as read. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Nelsen, seconded by Jacobson, to pay city bills.

The motion carried. Bills approved for payment are as follows:

Salaries $2,804.81

Tracy’s Market 7.14

Mark Butz 600.00

Lotvedt Construction 90.33

Benson Co. Farmers Press 151.73

Benson Co. Sheriff’s Office 200.00

Dakota Web Composers 480.00

Chad’s Amoco 717.70

B & H Oil 467.03

Mac’s Hardware 137.58

Pierce Co. Auditor 135.00

USA BlueBook 708.51

Pollard Water 114.51

NDRW 75.00

ND Public Health Lab 32.00

Hawkins 602.00

Rugby Hardware Hank 21.07

Rugby Lumber 315.56

L & H Plumbing 78.38

Cook, Wegner & Wike 107.83

Cook, Wegner & Wike 1,750.00

BND 150.83

BND 2,250.00

Interstate Engineering 2,623.62

Ritterman Trucking 14,592.50

NPEC 1,233.52

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

H & H Repair 180.25

Other bills paid in February are as follows:

ND Telephone Co. $103.17

Otter Tail Power Co. 75.06

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,865.02

Durbins 1,308.84

Postmaster 84.00

UCB 719.46

Leeds Airport Authority 2,091.17

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Tammy Urness

Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

February 21, 2009

The Leeds City Council met in special session on Saturday, February

21 to discuss applying for a grant from North Central Planning Council for 2009. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Lori Nelsen, Jeff Jacobson, Pete Ritterman and Betty Anderson.

Several items were discussed. Parkview Apartments is applying for a grant and the city council approved the Resolution of Sponsorship and Handicap Access for its application. It was decided the city will apply for grant money for either the lagoon or for a new water meter system. Applications must be postmarked by March 11, 2009 to qualify.

After many phone calls for information, and e-mails between council members, it was decided the grant application would be for funds for the water meter system. A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Ritterman, to approve this decision. The motion carried.

Tammy Urness

Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


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)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.

In the Matter of the Estate of Mylo M. Strand, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Rodney A. Strand, personal representative of the estate, whose address is 520 Woodland Dr., Devils Lake, ND 58301, or filed with the court.

Dated this 2nd day of March, 2009.

-s-Rodney A. Strand

Rodney A. Strand

Personal Representative

520 Woodland Dr.

Devils Lake, ND 58301

George M. Ackre

Ackre Law Firm, Ltd.

Attorneys for Personal Representative

PO Box 685

Cando, ND 58324

First publication on the 25th day of March, 2009.

(Publish March 25 & April 1 & 8, 2009)


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)


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)


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