5/27/2009 – Public Notices


 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

May 5, 2009

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8 a.m. in the commissioner room at the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan. 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.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board and asked if it is acceptable to open the three miles of Old Hwy. #281 north of Minnewaukan and south of Hwy. #19. Haagenson questioned who will be in charge of monitoring the road. Rohrer stated his office would help monitor the road. Hvinden suggested the road not be opened until a later date. Steffan stated only one end of the road should be opened to fishermen and the road should no longer be used for public traffic. Rohrer stated if this is to be the case, a better barrier needs to be made on the north end.

Davidson stated he would like to see the road opened to traffic.

Rohrer presented a proposed commendation letter for two BCI officers who assisted with recent drug cases in Benson County. The board agreed with Rohrer presenting the letter to the officers.

The board reviewed a letter from Rhonda Allery dated May 4, 2009 regarding the decision of the board to write a letter to the judge recommending the maximum sentence for the individuals charged in the recent drug cases in Benson County.

Steffan commented on the letter stating a large portion of the community was affected by the cases and that is why the decision of the board was not inappropriate. He state he will contact Allery to discuss the issue.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of April 21, 2009. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Davidson, to issue muskrat control permits for the year 2009. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Ellen Huffman, tax director, met with the board regarding an Application for Inundated Property on parcel number 39-0000-09463-000 located in Third Commissioners District. Huffman recommended to grant the application. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to approve the application. All members voted yes. Huffman explained the state dropped the floor on the capitalization rate. Huffman also discussed the increase in the Homestead Credit allowance.

Gene Hager met with the board. Lee explained that the board agreed to contract with Hager to oversee issues at the road department until a new highway superintendent is hired. Hager indicated he appointed Chris Teigen to be the foreman with additional pay of $1.00 per hour. The board reviewed a letter the DEM sent out to the townships regarding preliminary damage assessments. Hager informed the board of an upcoming applicant briefing meeting to be held in Grand Forks. The board also reviewed an e-mail the DEM received from Mike Casler dated May 1,

2009 regarding snow removal assistance. Hager stated the highway department is short staffed and additional employees need to be hired. Hager said he does not want to run day-to-day operations at the road department and the foreman should be responsible for the day-to-day operations.

State’s Attorney Wang came to the meeting at 9:08 a.m.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to open the barrier on Old Hwy. #281 just north of the city of Minnewaukan immediately. The barrier will remain closed on the north end of Old Hwy. #281 south of Highway #19. The board concluded a sign needs to be put in place showing fishermen that they may access the road if they go through the city of Minnewaukan. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The Benson County Water Board met to discuss issues concerning Bouret Dam. Leo Walker was also present at this time. Beckstrand stated the ND State Water Commission contacted him and stated a written letter is needed from the commission and the water board requesting a cost estimate to repair the dam. A motion by was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign a written letter to the ND State Water Commission requesting the cost estimate.

All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the monthly activity reports from the public health nurse for April and May 2009.

The board also reviewed the monthly activity report from the sheriff’s department along with a patrol summary for the cities of Leeds and Minnewaukan.

A letter from Senator Joan Heckaman dated April 28, 2009 regarding legislative bills relating to county and township issues that were heard during the 61st Legislative Assembly was presented to the board. The board also reviewed an e-mail from Morris Holen Jr. of Wold Engineering, dated May 1, 2009 regarding SB 2012.

The board reviewed information from the Lake Region District Health Unit regarding the board meeting of January 27, 2009.

A letter from the ND DOT dated April 23, 2009 was presented to the board regarding 2009 snow removal damage and costs.

The board reviewed Construction Engineering Services Agreements for projects SC-0328(066) and SC-0319(061). A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Davidson, to have the chairman sign the agreements. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to transfer $75,000 from the County Poor Fund to the Social Welfare Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed and discussed the monthly county bills along with the Benson County Transportation expenses for April 2009. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Distribution to Entities $129,773.58

Darrell’s Electric Inc. 919.33

Garrison Diversion Dist. 565.20

Information Technology

Dept. 437.00

Janice Cavanaugh 250.00

Midland Atlas Company 300.00

ND State Treasurer 6,942.31

ND Telephone Co. 142.60

State Disbursement Unit 500.00

Universal Services 120.75

Social Welfare 110.00

State of ND Dept. of

Human Services 3,413.00

Social Welfare 1,755.86

Alltel 43.74

Esmond City 25.50

Farmers Union Oil 469.56

Alltel 44.53

Cass County Tr. 99.00

Clute’s Office Equip. 881.40

Michael Steffan 328.50

David Davidson 196.20

Curtis Hvinden 81.00

Jason Lee 413.10

Lowell Haagenson 259.20

Computer Software Assn. 71.00

Doublewood Inn 110.00

Expressway Inn 165.00

ND Telephone Co. 123.62

Rhoda Pfeifer 99.00

Jean Olson 253.30

Safe Alternative 25.00

Alltel 186.55

Beth Nicholls 15.00

Dean Petska 50.00

Job Service 5,499.82

James Wang 638.00

ND Telephone Co. 657.94

Public Safety Center, Inc. 142.65

Office of State Tax Comm. 4,486.30

ND Game & Fish 14,079.00

Aflac 866.83

Minnewaukan City 100.95

Dental Service Corp.

of ND 3,152.43

Financial Agent 177.90

Protective Life Insurance

Co. 129.28

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 1,099.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,353.05

Burnie’s 296.45

CNA Surety 50.00

Computer Clinic 37.50

Ellen Huffman 213.85

Home of Economy 61.62

HY-Z Wireless 29.96

Lana Johnson 103.50

LR Law Enforcement

Center 2,980.00

Lake Region District

Health 12,147.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 19,519.74

ND Sec. of State 36.00

Nicole Hanson 7.44

Otter Tail Power Company 1,241.16

Quality Photo 5.75

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers

Press 667.53

Rice Aviation 720.00

Randy Thompson 162.90

Scott Knoke 180.00

Steven Rohrer 7.00

Service Tire 1,168.27

West Payment Center 515.00

Social Welfare 7,583.46

B & H Oil 4,362.93

Butler Machine 54,707.45

Maddock City 74.45

Minnewaukan City 40.50

Darrell’s Electric Inc. 64.25

Farmers Union Oil 854.62

The Glass Shop 2,437.02

Home of Economy 325.89

JS Vending, Inc. 27.56

KZZJ AM 1450 27.00

Lake Lumber 269.76

Lyle Signs Inc. 411.46

Mac’s Inc. 274.29

Dakota Implement 284.43

Gus’s Auto 26.34

ND DOT 495.64

ND DOT 199.76

ND DOT 57.54

Nodak Electric Co-op 242.21

Northern Plains Electric

Co-op 97.01

Office Depot 213.79

Otter Tail Power Co. 286.04

US Postmaster 242.00

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 10.77

TSC Store Inc. 19.97

UND 20.00

Wal-Mart 145.40

Wold Engineering 3,669.09

Wold Engineering 1,692.55

Wold Engineering 782.49

Wold Engineering 4,991.08

W W Wallwork 983.36

Maximus Inc. 10.00

US Postmaster 42.00

Gene Hager 1,700.00

APRIL 2009 NET PAYROLL

County Agent $1,077.24

Emergency Disaster 1,043.46

VSO 1,092.10

County Road 25,337.99

Social Services 26,907.51

County General 37,746.69

Haagenson questioned if contractors need to be hired to assist with road graveling.

The board reviewed a letter from NRCS dated April 29, 2009 regarding EWPP.

The board also reviewed Situation Report No. 1 for April, 2009 submitted by the city of Minnewaukan.

Charles Paulson, DEM, met with the board regarding recent emergency issues his office is involved in. The board reviewed a ND Flood Plain Recovery Bulletin dated May 1, 2009.

Wanda Teigen, road department secretary, met with the board regarding the purchase of a new copy machine. She stated the budget for purchase of a new machine was set at $700. She stated a copier which makes duplex copies is needed which will cost approximately $1,500. Teigen explained there is a shortage of help in the road department office and in the road department in general. The board agreed for the road department to hire two truck drivers. Teigen questioned how the job advertisement should be made. The board stated the positions should be advertised as temporary/seasonal with no benefits and no guarantee of a job next year. The board concluded additional price quotes should be obtained for the new copy machine.

A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 12 noon.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Jason Lee

Chairman


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

May 15, 2009

The Benson County Commissioners met in special session at 5:30 p.m. on May 15, 2009 at the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan. The purpose of the meeting was to review job applications for the County Highway Superintendent position and to select applicants for an interview on May 19, 2009. Commissioners present were Curtis Hvinden, Michael N. Steffan, Jason Lee and Lowell Haagenson. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee.

Copies of all applications received were presented to the board. Discussion was held on the various applications. The board selected the top five applicants for interviews on May 19, 2009.

The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Jason Lee

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

March 17, 2009

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday, March 17,

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

Fredrickson, Trevor Yetterboe and Donna Black.

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

Additions to the agenda were: staff resignation, bids on classroom repairs, the 2009-2010 school calendar and NESC commitment.

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

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

Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.

1 Hour Photo $63.97

Acme Electric Company 113.37

AmeriPride 521.97

Bergstrom Electric 173.38

Kevin Cartwright 100.00

Central Business Systems 11.15

Cole Papers Inc. 202.70

CountryInsure USA 3,290.83

Creative Impressions 100.00

Dacotah Paper Company 548.00

Devils Lake Public Schools 1,271.70

Expressway Suites 139.90

Farmers Union Oil 582.16

Gerrells & Company 1,582.20

Haan Crafts 54.85

Cherry Heinz 198.00

Information Technology Dept. 213.41

Johnson Controls 9,978.00

JS Vending Inc. 128.78

Lakeside Lock & Key 26.09

Leevers County Market 102.77

McVille Hardware & Lumber 236.64

Mercy Hospital 158.00

Minn-Kota Chapter American

Red 298.88

Nardini Fire Equipment 366.75

NDIAA 150.00

Otter Tail Power Company 36.24

Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 65.00

Ramkota Hotel 65.00

School Specialty Inc. 197.68

Stein’s Inc. 78.46

Success for All Foundation 893.70

The Forum 87.75

Universal Athletic Service 166.28

Verizon Business 125.85

Wally’s Supermarket 45.09

Warwick City 358.00

Trevor Yetterboe 126.00

Steve Jacobson 525.00

Diane Green 84.15

KFC-TB 137.31

Diane Green 76.50

Food Services of America 1,311.76

Rebeca Gjovik 34.76

Janna Jensen 26.58

Warwick Oil 1,813.00

Warwick Oil 3,040.00

Postmaster 42.59

Diane Green 61.20

Postmaster 26.09

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to set the school board election for June 30, 2009. Kay Gravdahl’s term is up for re-election. The motion carried.

Board report — Gravdahl reported on the NESC meeting. Other items discussed were jackets for the boys’ basketball team, and getting another math teacher and tutor to help with math classes.

Athletic director’s report — Mr. Yetterboe reported on regional tournaments; taking varsity boys’ basketball team to the state tournament; getting more basketball games for the younger teams; and starting a golf team. Mr. Yetterboe presented the 2009-2010 boys’ basketball schedule. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to co-op with Devils Lake in fast pitch co-ed softball for three years. The motion carried.

Donna Black was present to discuss having open gyms and getting more equipment to improve the basketball program. A motion was made and seconded to order a shoot away machine. The motion carried.

Mr. Fredrickson reported on the Plato Program. An alternative education program was discussed.

Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to hire another math teacher and para-professional for the math room. The motion carried.

Mr. Jacobson reported on the Impact Aid conference in Washington, DC which he and President Larry Thiele attended. The enrollment in the lower grades was discussed. It was decided that Mr. Guthrie should get bids on portable classrooms for the elementary. A pre-school grant was discussed. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to advertise for another Pre-K teacher. The motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie presented bids on classroom repairs for window and door replacement. Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to table the bids until the next meeting. Upon roll call vote with Black-yes, Thiele-no, Cavanaugh-yes, McKelvey-no, Gravdahl-yes, the motion carried. Bids will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Mr. Guthrie presented copies of the Phy Ed Grant, Fit for Life.

Mr. Guthrie reported on the prom. Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to help with the prom if it is needed. The motion carried.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to grant open enrollment for Hunter Jacobson to attend school in New Rockford. The motion carried.

Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Black, to accept the resignation of Karissa Smith, school secretary. The motion carried.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to advertise the position and temporarily hire Belle Lawrence until the position is filled. The motion carried.

Mr. Jacobson presented two proposed calendars for 2009-2010. After much discussion it was decided to go with the calendar with September 11 and 14 off.

McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to accept the Commitment of Services with NESC for the 2009-2010 school year.

Mr. Guthrie’s superintendent evaluation was reviewed.

The next meeting will be April 14.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

April 21, 2009

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday, April 21 in the school library. Present were Thiele, Gravdahl, Cavanaugh and Black. McKelvey was absent. Others present were Mr. Guthrie, Mr.

Jacobson, Mr.Fredrickson, Darcie Delorme, Donna Black, Trevor Yetterboe, Jodi Wellman, Rebeca Gjovik, Debbie Gourd, Patty Robertson and Cecil Stewart.

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

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

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

Business manager’s report — Bills were presented. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to pay the bills with the addition of the reimbursement to Jodi Wellman. The motion carried.

Books are Fun $143.00

Diane Green 76.50

Barton’s Bus Sales 11,356.31

Charles Frederickson 128.00

Charles Guthrie 128.00

Larry Thiele 128.00

Michelle Christofferson 600.00

NCRC/NDRA 140.00

Diane Green 84.15

Darrell’s 93.25

Postmaster 9.45

Diane Green 84.15

Trevor Yetterboe 150.75

Cecil Stewart 27.00

Janna Jensen 232.63

Grafton Public School 10.00

Diane Green 84.15

Jodi Wellman 1,292.49

Dept. of Public Instruction 150.00

1 Hour Photo 72.93

Acme Electric Companies 20.45

AmeriPride 327.36

Benson Co. Farmers Press 312.00

Bergstrom Electric Inc. 262.13

Kevin Cartwright 60.37

Cash & Cary Lumber Assn. LLC 964.48

Central Business Systems 759.97

Cole Papers Inc. 269.96

Dacotah Paper Co. 804.85

Nardini Fire Equipment Co. 136.75

Nasco 374.36

ND Lead Center 620.00

ND Telephone Co. 819.44

Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair 225.00

Reliable Office Supplies 141.92

Renneberg Hardwoods, Inc. 795.00

School Specialty Inc. 1,015.31

Software Unlimited 1,145.00

Success For All Foundation 225.00

The Education Center 24.95

Thumbleweed Press Inc. 399.00

US Bank 1,650.00

Verizon Business 112.12

Wally’s Supermarket 16.68

Warwick City 358.00

Bakers Dozen 15.30

Barton’s Bus Sales 4,852.65

Devils Lake Public Schools 25.00

Rebeca Gjovik 31.98

Nasco 21.03

Rugby High School 20.00

Warwick Oil 1,909.50

Financial reports were presented.

Board report — Gravdahl reported that she had a name of a speaker if they needed one for any drug or alcohol prevention workshops. Other items discussed were math applicants and hiring a full time business teacher.

Mr. Guthrie gave a report on the trip he, Mr.

Fredrickson and Larry Thiele took to Bloomington, Minn. for the Plato Program.

A representative from Plato gave a presentation about the program.

Athletic Director — Trevor Yetterboe reported that the shoot-away and rebounding machines have been ordered and on the athletic conference he had attended. The first reading of the Students Activities Policy Handbook and School Activities Code of Conduct was presented for review and make any changes by the next meeting. Coaches evaluations, golf for next school year and this year were discussed. Concerns from parents about the head boys’ basketball coach for 2009-2010 and summer programs was discussed. It was decided to open all coaching positions until the May board meeting. We have a hiring committee and all applicants must meet with the committee before the May 12 meeting. The head boys’ basketball coaching position must be filled by then but the others may be open longer. The athletic awards banquet will be held May 6. It was suggested that the banquet be held at the casino. Mr. Guthrie is to check with the casino. A co-op with Four Winds was discussed.

Negotiations were discussed. Mr. Guthrie suggested hiring a negotiator. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to hire a negotiator.

Upon roll call vote with Black-yes, Gravdahl-yes, Cavanaugh-yes, Thiele-yes, the motion passed.

The school secretary position was discussed.

There were three applicants. Mr. Guthrie recommended that Belle Lawrence be hired as school secretary. A motion was made by Cavanaugh, seconded by Gravdahl, to accept Mr. Guthrie’s recommendation. The motion carried.

Larry Thiele left the meeting at 6:40 p.m. The meeting was turned over to Kay Gravdahl.

Discussion was held on JOM, student attendance, getting Plato in the elementary grades and how it will be used in the elementary grades.

The construction grant was discussed. A motion was made by Black, seconded by Cavanaugh, to accept the bid from Cash & Carry Lumber for the window and door replacement and repairs. The motion carried.

Coaching salary for track and cross-country was discussed. A motion was made by Black, seconded by Gravdahl, to pay Lindsay Allmaras $2,700 for track and cross-country. The motion carried.

Military duty was discussed and a policy is needed. Mr. Guthrie is to check with Mr. Thune.

Handouts for portable classrooms were presented.

A grant from DPI is being applied for. If this grant is approved there will be a need to advertise for bids.

Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to hire another Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher for the next school year. The motion carried.

Driver’s Ed was discussed. Mr. Guthrie would like to get it back in the curriculum.

The next meeting will be May 12, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. with Tiffany Johnson. The regular meeting will be at 5 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

May 12, 2009

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held May 12, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center.

Present were Mayor Curt Yri and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Connie Ambers. Also present were City Maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, Librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, City Auditor Laura Weed, Animal Control Officer Jim Ripplinger, Benson County Assessor Ellen Huffman and Randy Thompson and citizens Bob and Lynn Yri, Aaron and Trish McQuoid, Myron Jury, David Garske and Elizabeth Sholtman.

Equalization

A motion was made by Huffman to increase the overall assessment values as follows: Structures 50K and under will be increased 10 percent.

Structures 50K and over will be increased 6 percent. Lots will be increased by 20 percent.

Seconded by Ambers. The motion carried unanimously.

Gas Pumps

A motion was made by Staloch to have Tom Traynor write a letter to Spirit Water Inn explaining the importance of having a gas pump in the city. A deadline will be included in the letter. Seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.

Agenda

A motion was made by Motis to approve the agenda.

Seconded by Ambers. The motion carried unanimously.

Police Contract

A motion was made by Huffman that the police contract will not be renewed. This agreement will be re-evaluated by the council at a latter time.

Seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.

Minutes

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the minutes of March 10, 2009. Seconded by Ambers. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to approve the minutes of March 23, 2009. Seconded by Ambers. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to approve the minutes of April 16, 2009. Seconded by Ambers.

Upon roll call vote with Motis-yes, Huffman-yes, Ambers-yes and Staloch-abstain, the motion carried.

Computer and Printer

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the purchase of a new computer and printer in the amount of $1,180.00. Seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.

Vacation

The city auditor will be on vacation from July 10 until July 27 tentatively.

Spirit Water Inn

A motion was made by Staloch to deny the letter requesting reimbursement from Spirit Water Inn for a plugged main. Seconded by Ambers. The motion carried unanimously.

Disaster Declaration

A motion was made by Motis to declare a disaster within the City of Minnewaukan. Seconded by Staloch. The motion carried unanimously.


CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

DISASTER DECLARATION

May 12, 2009

WHEREAS, the City of Minnewaukan has suffered damage to streets, roads, culverts, homes, businesses, sewage lagoon, sewer and water lines and other public facilities caused by excessive spring run-off and rains; and WHEREAS, the hydrostatic pressure of the lake has caused it to infiltrate the City’s groundwater, raising it significantly and increasing its salinity, thereby causing severe damage to the City’s water and sewer system and streets; and WHEREAS, the impact of these damages threaten the health, well-being and public safety of the citizens of Minnewaukan; and WHEREAS, the cost of cleanup, repair and replacement of such damaged facilities is far in excess of resources available to the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, declares the City a disaster area.

Dated at Minnewaukan, North Dakota, this 12th day of May, 2009.

Laura J. Weed

Auditor

Curtis Yri

Mayor

Minnewaukan School

A motion was made by Motis to approve a building permit for Minnewaukan School for a food storage facility. Seconded by Ambers. The council did not think that this was considered a substantial improvement therefore a variance was not needed.

Upon roll call vote with Motis-yes, Huffman-yes, Ambers-yes and Staloch-abstain, the motion carried.

Land Use Ordinance

A motion was made by Staloch to hold a final reading of the Land Use Ordinance. Seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.


CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

PERMANENT LAND USE ORDINANCE

AREA OF SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

Section 1.0

6.2 Penalties For Violations

(1) Violation of the provisions of this ordinance or failure to comply with any of its requirements, including violations on conditions and safeguards established in connections with grants or variances or conditional uses, shall constitute a misdemeanor. Any person who violates this ordinance or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00; or by imprisonment not to exceed 30 days; or by both such fine and imprisonment for each such offense; and in addition shall pay costs and expenses involved in the case. Each day such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.

(2) Nothing herein shall prevent Minnewaukan from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.

6.3 Notification to FEMA of Violations

The Local Administrator shall declare and report unresolved violations of this ordinance to the FEMA Regional Director for submission to the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) of FEMA so that flood insurance can be denied to the affected building pursuant to Section 1316 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968.

Building Ordinance Revision

A motion was made by Motis to hold the first reading on the Building Ordinance. This revision is to include the procedure for moving structures. Seconded by Staloch. The motion carried unanimously.

Sex Offender Ordinance

A motion was made by Staloch to hold a first reading of the Sex Offender Ordinance. Seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.

Liquor License

A motion was made by Huffman to limit the number of liquor licenses in the city to three. The first reading amending Ordinance 8, Business Regulations and Licenses will be held at the June 9, 2009 meeting. Seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.

Bills

A motion was made by Ambers to pay all bills.

Seconded by Motis. The motion carried unanimously.

FSA/BANK BUILDING FUND

AmeriPride $66.98

Hartford Insurance 2,367.00

Home of Economy 138.58

Huffman, S. 737.00

Otter Tail Power 593.62

McQuoid’ Grocery 23.36

GARBAGE FUND

Double M Sanitation $2,750.00

GENERAL FUND

Benson County Sheriff $300.00

Benson County Tax

Equalization 520.00

Dell 899.64

Benson Co. Farmers Press 266.60

Ferrellgas 314.94

Hartford Insurance 637.00

McQuoid’s Grocery 19.48

ND Telephone Co. 140.31

Otter Tail Power 266.38

Postmaster 84.00

Quill Office 298.01

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Weed, L. 541.57

Payroll 1,472.08

LIBRARY FUND

ABDO $223.74

Mystery Guild 127.37

Rhapsody Book Club 107.89

Payroll 698.99

STREET FUND

Backstrom, V. $8.00

Farmers Union Oil 22.69

Hartford Insurance 258.00

Home of Economy 2.36

McQuoid’s Grocery 12.30

Otter Tail Power 662.60

Payroll 287.41

WATER FUND

Alltel $56.10

Devils Lake, City of 290.00

Ferrellgas 1,437.79

Harold’s Auto 44.60

Hawkins 1,597.59

McQuoid’s Grocery 9.77

NDDOH 734.47

ND Telephone Co. 82.50

Northern Plains Electric 327.98

Otter Tail Power 226.94

Postmaster 264.00

TSC 5.49

Payroll 2,752.93

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9

Notice is hereby given by the Maddock School District No. 9 that on Tuesday, June 9, 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.

The polling place will be in the Maddock School Resource Center and polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Absentee ballots are available in the school office until June 8, 2009.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish May 20 & & 27 & June 3, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

May 4, 2009

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Maddock May 4,

2009 at 7 p.m. at city hall. Present for roll call were council members Kent Neppl, Kay Feig, Marilyn Allan and Larry Summers. Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel, Debbie Tracy and Gary Wald were also present.

A motion to approve minutes from the April 6.

2009 regular meeting was made by Neppl and seconded by Feig. The motion carried.

A motion to approve the minutes from the April 7,

2009 tax equalization meeting was made by Summers and seconded by Feig. The motion carried.

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

Employee Wages $5,887.91

Ag Resources 14.95

BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 2,341.30

Dakota Fire Extinguishers, Inc. 188.50

Carol Backstrom 26.74

Frank L. Mosser 139.90

Frank L. Mosser 96.40

Hawkins Chemicals, Inc. 1,225.13

Junior Library Guild 159.00

Librarian Book Express 117.05

Linda Faleide 34.00

Maddock Business & Tech 20.04

Maddock EDC 250.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Maddock EDC 951.00

MEI Engineering, Inc. 915.00

ND Telephone Co. 400.78

Office of State Auditor 165.00

Pamela Lee 15.00

Sally’s Upholstery Shop 220.00

Western Steel & Plumbing 48.31

Visa 621.58

Priscilla Backstrom 20.00

Peterson Law Office 87.00

ND Surplus Property 63.00

US Post Office 420.00

Double M Sanitation 3,575.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 166.20

Debbie Tracy 273.74

Gus’s Auto 230.08

Northern Plains Electric 39,128.13

Farmers Union Oil 547.84

Maddock Mini Mart 418.55

Maddock Community Library 100.00

Gassy Fanny’s Cafe & Lanes 46.01

ND State Tax Commissioner 103.56

Pamela Lee 117.16

Ramsey National Bank 1,556.86

Western Area Power 6,730.44

Maddock Community Development Director Debbie Tracy gave a quarterly report on behalf of Laura Every and the Maddock Business Technology Center.

The council had some concerns and would like a more detailed report.

Gary Wald was present and provided a quarterly report on behalf of the Maddock Community Center.

The second reading of ordinance #19-01-01 for residential electric rates, 19-01-02 for electric heat rates and 19-0103 for commercial rates was held. There will be a $10 per month service charge for residential accounts (this does not include separate garage meters), a $15 per month service charge for small commercial accounts and a S30 per month service charge for large commercial accounts. The electric heat rate will increase from .040 to .045. Duel fuel will remain the same. A motion to approve the first reading was made by Feig and seconded by Neppl. The motion carried. This increase will take effect June 1, 2009.

One request for a building permit was submitted by Blair Pforr to construct a two car garage. A motion was made by Neppl. seconded by Allan. to approve this permit. The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 1.

The meeting adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

May 12, 2009

A special meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Maddock May 12,

2009 at 4:45 p.m. at city hall. Present for roll call were council members Kent Neppl, Kay Feig and Larry Summers. Absent was Marilyn Allan. Also present was Frank Mosser.

The special meeting was held to discuss the installation and payment for the replacement of curb and gutter by Summers Manufacturing.

Having no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor

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


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Richard Fedje, 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 Lorine Fedje, personal representative of the estate, at 115 Harandona Rd., Spearfish, SD 57783, or filed with the court.

Dated this 8th day of May, 2009.

-s-Lorine E. Fedje

Lorine Fedje

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

PO Box 211

110 Main St. E

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

Phone: 701-473-5338

Fax: 701-473-5355

State Bar No.: 04664

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 20th day of May, 2009.

(Publish May 20 & 27 & June 3, 2009)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Ron Andrew Erickson, 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 Andrew Milton Erickson a/k/a Milton Erickson, personal representative of the estate, at 4233 46th Ave. NE, Esmond, ND 58332-9505, or filed with the court.

Dated this 13th day of May, 2009.

-s-Andrew Milton Erickson

Andrew Milton Erickson a/k/a

Milton Erickson

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

PO Box 211

110 Main St. E

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

Phone: 701-473-5338

Fax: 701-473-5355

State Bar No.: 04664

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 20th day of May, 2009.

(Publish May 20 & 27 & June 3, 2009)


INVITATION TO BID

CONCRETE SIDEWALK

Benson County Housing Authority (BCHA) will be accepting sealed bids for replacing a concrete parking lot at 201 Main St. W, Minnewaukan, ND 58351. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4 p.m., June 12, 2009 at the office of Benson County Housing Authority, 201 Main St. W, Minnewaukan, ND 58351. Any bids received after this time will be considered non-responsive and not accepted.

The bid opening will be June 15, 2009 at the Benson County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting.

The bid shall be for all materials and labor necessary, including: 1) any necessary prep work, not limited to removing existing concrete, leveling and hauling fill; 2) attach rebar, if necessary, to try keep from heaving; 3) re-pour concrete (6’x46’); 4) secure 40’ of handicapped railing into the concrete; and 5) slope end for handicap accessibility.

Bidders on this project will be required to comply with David Bacon Requirements.

The project site is available for inspection by any prospective bidders by calling BCHA at

(701)473-5671 and scheduling a time for inspection.

WORK is to be CONCLUDED on or before Sept. 15, 2009.

Bids must be labeled on the outside of the envelope with the following: 1) name of the person/firm submitting bid; and 2) must be marked "Sidewalk."

A bid will not be considered if it does not fully comply with these requirements. The Invitation to Bid does not commit the housing authority to award a contract nor to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of bids in the procurement of supplies. BCHA reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any information or irregularities and to re-advertise when it is in the best interest of BCHA.

Shelly Kallenbach

Executive Director

(Publish May 27 & June 3 & 10, 2009)


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