4/22/2009 – Public Notices


 

ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD

ELECTION NOTICE

FORT TOTTEN

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 30

FORT TOTTEN, NORTH DAKOTA 58335-0239

TWO OPENINGS ON FORT TOTTEN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD Stephanie Anderson, business manager of the Fort Totten Public School Board, has announced there will be two (2) positions open on the board. These positions will be for three (3) year terms. The candidate shall reside within the rural areas of the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 and shall be voted upon by the district at large.

Anyone wishing to run for this election must file a statement setting forth the candidate’s name and the position for which the person is a candidate. Candidates must also sign and file a statement of interest with the school district business manager. Statement of interest forms will be available in the Four Winds High School office. The final date for filing will be at 4 p.m. on May 1, 2009.

Anyone who is 18 years of age and has resided in the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 for at least 30 days preceding the election is entitled to vote and/or file as a candidate in this school board election.

The annual school board election will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. The polls will open at 10 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. at the Fort Totten Blue Building Meeting Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Anderson, business manager, at 766-1438.

(Publish April 8, 15 & 22, 2009)


ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS

NORTH CENTRAL

RURAL WATER CONSORTIUM

Rural Water Consortium

2718 Gateway Avenue – Suite #201

Bismarck, ND 58503-0585, Owner

Separate sealed bids for construction of: REAP Zone Phase I Rural Water Supply Project — Part B Booster Station will be received by Ralph Packulak/Rick Anderson at the office of Central Plains Water District, 102 Main Avenue South, Fessenden, ND 58438 until 10:30 o’clock A.M. CST on the 29th day of April 2009, where and at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The scope of work consists of furnishing and installing the following approximate quantities: Base Bid — Approx. 32,600 gallon concrete underground reservoir, control building including all valves, piping, and electrical work, and miscellaneous site work. To include all apparatuses and miscellaneous work necessary and incidental thereto.

Each bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bidder’s bond in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid, executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten (10) days after notice of award, shall execute a contract in accordance with terms of the bid and a contractor’s bond as required by law and the regulations and determinations of North Central Rural Water Consortium, owner.

The bidder must be licensed for the full amount of the bid. No bid may be read or considered if it does not fully comply with these requirements; any deficient bid submitted shall be resealed and returned to the bidder immediately.

Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Executive Orders No. 11246, as amended, 11458, 11518, and 11625. The requirements for bidders and contractors under these orders are explained in the specifications.

Plans and specifications are on file at Interstate Engineering, Inc.,

1903 12th Avenue SW, Jamestown, North Dakota, where they may be seen and examined between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday. Interstate Engineering, Inc. of 1903 12th Avenue SW, PO Box 2035, Jamestown, ND 58402-2035 will furnish to any prospective bidder a copy of such plans and specifications upon receipt of a deposit of

$75 for each set of documents obtained, none of which is refundable.

The construction of the REAP Zone Phase I Rural Water Supply Project

— Part B Booster Station must be fully operational not later than September 30, 2009.

All bids will be made on the basis of cash payment for such work.

After bid opening the owner will return the bid security of all except the three lowest responsible bidders. When the contract is awarded, the remaining unsuccessful bidder’s bond will be returned.

The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or portions thereof, and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interests of the owner. The owner reserves the right to hold the three low bids for a period of sixty one (61) days after the date of the bid opening to complete financial arrangements.

Dated this 16th day of March, 2009.

/s/ Ralph Packulak

(SEAL) President

North Central

Rural Water Consortium

(Publish April 8, 15 & 22, 2009)


NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE

CIVIL NO. 03-09-C-26

IN DISTRICT COURT

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF BENSON

Citizens Community Credit Union, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Robert C. Kuch, aka Robert Kuch, )

Defendant. )

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree in foreclosure rendered and given by the District Court in and for the County of Benson, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District, entered and docketed in the office of the Clerk of said Court on the 1st day of April, 2009, in an action wherein Robert C. Kuch, aka Robert Kuch, was the defendant, in which decree it was adjudged that there was due and owing to the plaintiff upon said mortgage indebtedness, the sum of One Hundred Thirty-one Thousand Nine Hundred Seventeen Dollars and 72/100 ($131,917.72) plus interest from March 9, 2009; by virtue of a writ of Special Execution to me issued out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I will sell said property described in said Judgment and hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, on the 26th day of May, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., and on that day, to set aside the amount due to plaintiff with accrued costs as of the date of sale, or so much thereafter as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.

The premises to be sold as aforesaid are located in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, described as follows:

Township 154, Range 69

Section 5: SW1/4SW1/4

Dated this 20th day of April, 2009.

BENSON COUNTY SHERIFF

BY: -s-Steven J. Rohrer

Steven J. Rohrer

Sheriff of Benson County

North Dakota

Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.

Attorney at Law

PO Box 668

Bismarck, ND 58502-0668

(701) 258-2400

(Publish April 22 & 29 & May 6, 2009)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

OBERON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16

Notice is hereby given by Renae Kennedy, Business Manager of Oberon School District No. 16, that on Tuesday, the 30th day of June 2009, an annual election will be held for the purpose of electing two members to the school board, each for a three-year term.

Any candidate for election as a member to the school board shall file with the business manager of the school board not less than 60 days before the election, by May 1, 2009 before four o’clock p.m., a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in physical possession of the business manager before four p.m. on the sixtieth day before the election, May 1, 2009.

School board members with expiring terms are Greg Thomas and Roger Skadsem. School board members are elected at large. Holdover members of the board are Yvonne Thumb, Paula Deckert and Karen Peterson.

The Oberon School District polls are located in the Oberon School lunch room. Polls will be open on June 30, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager

Oberon School District No. 16

(Publish April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 4, 2009

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 4 2009, at 12 noon in the conference room at the White Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Frank de la Paz and Justin Yankton. Raymond Cavanaugh and Marty Greywater were 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. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve the agenda and consent agenda as is. Upon roll call vote with three in favor and two absent the motion carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

MARCH 2009

Payroll $148,524.46

Social Security 18,417.10

Medicare 4,307.24

Federal W/holding 11,744.20

State W/holding 1,650.00

Aflac 1,163.46

BCBSND 25,685.40

Discovery Benefits 956.18

ND State Disbursement 386.15

NDPERS 2,972.39

NDTFFR 16,654.57

Spirit Lake Housing 262.00

TOTAL 232,723.15

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

MARCH 2009

Active Parenting Pub $603.90

Advanced 450.00

Alltel 150.00

Anderson, Charles 160.31

Anderson, Charles 387.50

Anderson, Stephanie 103.95

Balfour 119.27

Barnes & Noble 278.60

Beach Public School District 4,056.30

Benson Co. Farmers Press 116.35

Bosworth Tools 2,234.19

Cavanaugh, Michelle 186.00

Central Distributing 23.31

Country Counseling & Consult 504.00

Dell Marketing 92.97

Elgin School Supply 64.13

Elgin School Supply 4,443.74

ESPN 11.97

Estenson, Megan 35.25

Fargo Public School 3,932.02

Greene, Jan 154.22

Guy, Elaine 186.00

H.E. Everson 35.84

Heart of America Medical

Center 1,900.52

Hewlett Packard 89.00

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 31.98

I-Design 343.60

Johnson, Sandra 67.56

Kmart 159.62

Krantz’s Greenhouse 65.00

Medco 56.49

Montana Dakota Utilities 200.00

Morin, Christopher 114.50

NAFIS 2,275.00

Natl Assn. of Secondary

Schools 76.00

ND Center For Distance

Education 1,399.20

ND Telephone Co. 1,150.01

ND Telephone Co. 3,400.61

NDEA 877.18

Nelson, Liz 22.82

NSBA 3,425.00

Office and Technology 639.14

Parker, Cheryl 367.50

Pizza Hut 98.00

Prairie Learning Center 3,772.00

Prairie Public 103.95

Purchase Power 1,009.59

Ramkota Hotel 220.00

Reiman Publications 29.98

Royal Lanes 300.00

Saari, Karen 188.50

Saari, Karen 132.00

Sears 2,062.96

Service Tire Inc. 60.00

Spirit Lake Marina 3,217.42

Spirit Lake Resort 3,478.75

Sue’s Travel Center 727.71

Tate Topa Tribal School 1,712.64

Tate Topa Tribal School 547.12

Wal-Mart 778.02

Xerox Corp 2,329.97

SUBTOTAL 55,759.16

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Anderson, Charles $65.70

Leevers Co. Market 157.98

Medco 346.33

NDIAAA 250.00

Shindigz One Party Place 69.75

Smith, Rick 1,143.00

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 141.50

SUBTOTAL 2,174.26

TOTAL 57,933.42

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson dispersed two reports: the 90-day Strategic Plan and AYP reports. He explained each report. Discussion was held on incentive pay. Mr. Anderson stated that all core subjects are currently covered and is trying to expand with more electives.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr.

de la Paz, to approve the minutes of February 4, 2009. Upon roll call vote with three in favor and two absent the motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Yankton, to approve the personnel report as is. Upon roll call vote with three in favor and two absent the motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier had discussion with the board regarding teacher negotiations, facilities, National School of Accreditation conference and joint school board meeting with the elementary school regarding the test score data. Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve out-of-state travel for Mrs. Karen Saari to attend the National School of Accreditation conference held March 29-31 in Chicago, Illinois. Upon roll call vote with three in favor and two absent the motion carried.

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

Upon roll call vote with three in favor and two absent the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 12, 2009

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 12, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. in the conference room at the White Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Marty Greywater, Frank de la Paz and Justin Yankton and Erich Longie via speakerphone. Raymond Cavanaugh was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr.

and Rick Smith.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 9:22 a.m.

DISCUSSION ON INELIGIBILITY PLAYER: Discussion was held on a complaint filed with the NDHSAA regarding the eligibility of a player. After the investigation, the player was ineligible. Dr.

Trottier stated two things could happen; either the school self reports or the NDHSAA will do an investigation. Dr. Trottier and Mr.

Smith recommended to self report to the NDHSAA that the school inadvertently used a player that was ineligible.

Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve the self reporting to NDHSAA on using an ineligible player. Upon roll call vote with four in favor and one absent the motion carried.

The board recommended that Dr. Trottier and Mr. Smith make a public statement immediately to inform the community.

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

Upon roll call vote with four in favor and one absent the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 9:37 a.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 13, 2009

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 13, 2009, at 12 noon in the conference room at the New Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Marty Greywater, Frank de la Paz, Justin Yankton, Erich Longie and Raymond Cavanaugh.

Others present were Wayne Trottier Jr., Rick Smith, Andrew Morin, Daryl Three Irons, Arliss Lohnes, Arlene de la Paz, Nancy Green, Oliver Gourd, Doug Yankton, Sean Gourd, Clayton Rainbow and Jeanne Cavanaugh.

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

LETTER FROM NDHSAA: The public voiced their opinion on the recent athletic issue. How does the school prevent this from happening again? The board asked for the actual complaint from the NDHSAA.

Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to adjourn. All were in favor. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 1:37 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

March 11, 2009

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held March 11, 2009 at 7 p.m. Present were Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Brian Engstrom, Gay Leapaldt, Superintendent Joel Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Maria Dunlap.

Mr. Manley took the board members’ picture for the school yearbook.

The minutes of the previous meeting of February 18, 2009 were approved as written.

Mr. Braaten presented the 2009-2010 school year calendar options.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the school calendar with the school starting date of August 24, 2009 and ending date of May 21, 2010.

Mr. Braaten read Mrs. Patty Haagenson’s letter of resignation and request for early retirement. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept Mrs. Haagenson’s resignation. It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Mrs. Haagenson’s early retirement.

It was moved, seconded and carried to transfer $3,500 to the Food Service Fund from the General Fund.

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

Ace Industrial Supply Inc. $199.75

B & H Oil Co. 2,695.17

Benson Co. Farmers Press 73.45

Braaten, Joel 88.50

Carolina Biological Supply Co. 59.95

Clute Office Equipment, Inc. 365.00

The Computer Store, Inc. 2,558.76

Dakota Web Composers, LLC 60.00

Darling, Jana 78.97

Ecolab Pest Elimination 101.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 447.10

Kevlott Testing Services 130.00

Kinetic Leasing 27,257.00

Kitzman, Tami 23.17

Leeds Dollars for Scholars 200.00

MedCenter One Occupational

Health Clinic 120.00

Minot State University 616.67

Nathan, Karyn 42.31

National Geographic Society 15.90

NE Education Services Co-op 800.70

Plank Road Publishing Inc. 45.35

Praxair Distributing Inc. 20.15

Quill Corporation 393.99

Ramkota Hotel 152.00

Recorded Books, LLC 362.71

Stein’s, Inc. 748.22

USI Education & Government

Sales 106.39

Wal-Mart Community 57.94

NDTCM 105.00

Postmaster 23.94

Braaten, Carol 194.50

Chad’s Amoco 371.89

Devils Lake Park Board 60.00

Information Tech Dept. 121.61

Kavli, Kristy 57.66

Leeds Hot Lunch 1,110.00

New Rockford School 70.00

OfficeMax 848.45

Popplers Music 576.89

Royal Lanes 81.00

Swanson, Matt 56.25

TOTAL 41,470.34

Linda Young left the meeting.

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: teacher observations; boys’ basketball team placed third at districts and advanced to regionals; all-district team — Steve Hausmann and Dustin Paulson; girls’ basketball team finished third at regionals; a thank you to all basketball coaches for their hard work; FFA winter show results — Brady Blazer, open show champion barley; Logan Gunderson, third place open show canola and silver individual crop judging; Kelly Fragodt, sixth place confectionary sunflowers and bronze individual livestock judging; and Cody Hoffert, bronze individual crop judging.

Mr. Manley presented the athletic director report: three-class plan for basketball and volleyball; football co-op meetings with players; and track practice started.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: elementary Iditarod will be March 16; Destination Imagination teams competition will be March 28; elementary boys will be celebrating boys rule day March 13 for their box top victory in February; Benson County Music Festival is at Four Winds School March 18; teacher evaluations close to completion, due March 15; and DIBELS results.

Mr. Braaten reviewed negotiations and costs of increases.

It was moved, seconded and carried to appoint Linda Young to the Medhus Scholarship Committee.

It was moved, seconded and carried to waive the April 1 deadline for negotiations.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the superintendent’s formal evaluation.

Mr. Braaten reported on the NESC meeting.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: roof leaks, probably due to ice blocking water drainage; juniors’ and seniors’

legislative trip to Bismarck March 13; three-class basketball/volleyball; storm make-up day April 13; legislative issues; and congratulations to Mrs. Braaten on being named region distinguished principal for 2009.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for April 15, 2009 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


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