MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
April 6, 2009
Leeds City Council met in regular session April 6, 2009 at 6 p.m. at Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Betty Anderson, Jeff Jacobson, Pete Ritterman and Lori Nelsen. Also present were City Attorney Mark Butz, Lowell Haagenson, Benson County commissioner for Northern Plains RC & D Council, and Rick Anderson of the North Central Planning Council. Mayor Lloyd Himle joined the meeting later.
Council President Jeff Jacobson called the meeting to order. Haagenson visited with the council about the RC & D council. A motion was made by Ritterman, seconded by Anderson, to nominate Jacobson to be a representative on this council for the city. The motion carried.
Housing incentives were discussed and will remain on the agenda as needed.
Rick Anderson of North Central Planning spoke with the council about the water plant control project as this is the end of the project. The council will need to meet with Anderson for a second public meeting and also a close-out meeting. The project cost was $141,000 with the block grant paying $98,500. The block grant paid 83.3% on construction. $1,178 of the grant was not used.
The need for a snow removal ordinance for Main Street was discussed and given to Mark Butz to put in order.
A motion was made by Nelsen, seconded by Ritterman, to grant the park board a charity raffle permit. The motion carried.
Durbin’s will be called to put in a curb stop at the house Michael Thayne lives in, as well as at the house of Jeremy Henderson, two weeks after the new water plant operator has been hired.
Discussion was held again on the alley running between the Mike Thayne/Allan Remeika property and Jeremy Henderson’s property. They had asked to have the city abandon this alley. The alley is the only access to properties along the railroad owned by another party so the council has decided not to abandon the alley at this time. A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Nelsen, not to abandon the alley at this time. The motion carried.
The auditor will invite Jan Lee and members of the library board to the May 4 meeting to discuss the letter she wrote to the council regarding job opportunities in the library.
A letter from Midcontinent Cable regarding renewing the franchise was reviewed and tabled.
Three people were interviewed for the water plant operator position. A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Ritterman, to hire Jady Stuberg. The motion carried unanimously. Stuberg can start April 13, 2009. The limit on operator spending was discussed and set at $500. Anything over this needs to be cleared with council.
Materials estimates are needed to do repairs on the water plant itself. Anderson will get these for consideration.
Garden plots were discussed. The city would develop an old lot into a garden area if there was enough interest by residents.
Beginning salary for the auditor and other part-time positions were discussed. The auditor’s starting salary will be $15,000 annually salaried for 30 hours a week. There will be a 2% annual increase in salary after evaluation and vacation and sick days will accumulate at one each per quarter. Health insurance will not be offered. A motion to approve was made by Jacobson and seconded by Nelsen. The motion carried.
Other part-time positions were not discussed at this time.
A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Ritterman, to accept the resignation of Tammy Urness. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Ritterman, to approve the minutes of February 2009. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Jacobson, seconded by Nelsen, to pay all bills except for American Overhead Door which will be sent to NPEC for payment. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:
Mystery Guild 38.48
Library Video Co. 53.80
Diane Hoffman 45.05
Tracy’s Market 14.21
Benson Co. Tax Equalization 900.00
Dakota Web 60.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 375.95
Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00
Ritterman Trucking 12,587.50
H & H Coatings 4,000.00
One Call 1.24
L&H Plumbing 365.42
Durbin Excavating 3,009.45
Northern Plains 874.71
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
ND Telephone Co. 116.08
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,910.72
USDA-Rural Development 7,058.39
Library Video Co. 19.90
North Star Insurance 208.50
Leeds Airport Authority 336.58
ND Rural Water Systems 50.00
State Treasurer 118.23
ND Job Service 74.30
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL
June 4, 2009
A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held on June 4, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Library. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Steve Huffman and Rita Staloch. Mark Motis was present via speakerphone.
A motion was made by Staloch to hold a second reading of Chapter 13 entitled "Restrictions on Sexual Offender Residency." Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Huffman to hold the second reading of Chapter 1 entitled "Emergency Power Ordinance." Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned.
Curtis A. Yri
ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS
North Central Rural Water Consortium, Owner
2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite #201
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
Separate sealed bids for construction of:
North Central Rural Water Consortium Reap Zone — Phase II, Rural Water Supply Project, Benson, Eddy and Wells Counties, North Dakota, will be received by Ralph Packulak at the North Central Rural Water Consortium/ND Rural Water Systems Assn. Office, 2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite #201, Bismarck, ND until 11 a.m. (CT) on the 9th day of July, 2009, where and at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids to be mailed must be received at the Office of North Central Rural Water Consortium, Attn: Ralph Packulak, 2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite #201, Bismarck, ND 58503-0585 no later than 11 a.m. on July 09, 2009.
The scope of work consists of furnishing and installing the following approximate quantities:
Base Bid – 348,000 LF of 2", 3" and 4" PVC Watermain; Alternative 1 – 77,000 LF of 2" and 3"
PVC Watermain; Alternative 2 – 212,000 LF of 2", 3" and 4" PVC Watermain; 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 the 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.
Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Title 40 CFR 35.3145(d). The requirements for bidders and contractors under this regulation concern utilization of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprises
(WBE) and Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and are explained in the specifications. The goal for MBE is 1% of the total dollar value of the project. The goal for WBE is 2% of the total dollar value of the project.
Plans and specifications are on file at Interstate Engineering, Inc., Jamestown, North Dakota, where they may be seen and examined between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Interstate Engineering, Inc., 1903 – 12th Ave.
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 $200 for each set of documents obtained, none of which is refundable.
The construction of the Reap Zone – Phase II, Rural Water Supply Project must be fully complete not later than August 31, 2010.
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 bidders’ bonds 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 10th day of June, 2009.
/s/ Ralph Packulak
North Central Rural Water Consortium
(Publish June 17 & 24, 2009)
ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD
TWO OPENINGS ON FORT TOTTEN
PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD NO. 30
Stephanie Anderson, business manager of the Fort Totten Public School Board No. 30, has announced there will be two positions open on the board.
These positions will be three (3) year terms.
The seven (7) candidates running are incumbent Raymond Cavanaugh, Luwonna (Dolly Azure) Cavanaugh, Patricia Christianson, Frank de la Paz, Lynette Lovejoy, Shirley "Beasley" Stensland and Valerie Yankton.
An individual’s child does not need to attend the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 in order to vote. Individuals have to reside within the Fort Totten Public School District No. 30 for at least 30 days preceding the election and must be 18 years of age in order to vote. Also, an individual doesn’t have to be an enrolled member in order to vote.
The annual school board election will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fort Totten Blue Building.
Absentee ballots are available in the Four Winds High School office until Monday, June 29, 2009.
(Publish June 10, 17 & 24, 2009)
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
June 22, 2009 – 6 p.m.
I. Call to order
II. Additions to and approval of agenda
III. Delegations and communications. A. Opportunity for public to speak IV. Reading and approval of the minutes V. Presentation of bills VI. Reports. A. General Fund; B. Special Fund; C.
Hot lunch; D. Capital projects
VII. Old business. A. Staffing issues; B.
Discussion about uses of stimulus money; C.
Summer projects/help 1. roof project discussion, 2. food storage project, 3. bus purchase discussion, 4. parking lot.
VIII. New business. A. Insurance safety report; B. Preliminary budget; C. Non-certified contracts; D. Administrator contracts.
IX. Principals’ reports
X. Next meeting date and time
(Publish June 17, 2009)
NOTICE OF ELECTION
WARWICK PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29
Notice is hereby given by Warwick School District No. 29 that on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing one board member to represent Lake Washington, Eddy and Freeborn Townships and to publish a record of the board proceedings in a newspaper of general circulation of the school district for the succeeding two years.
The Warwick School District No. 29 polls are located at the school gymnasium and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Absentee ballots are available at the school office until June 29.
Warwick Public School
Warwick, ND 58381
(Publish June 17 & 24, 2009)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD
April 13, 2009
A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Vice Chairman Laura Every on April 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. Also present were Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Superintendent Myron Jury, Ron Carlson, Jean Callahan, Dianne Mikkelson, Melissa Benson and Corinne Risovi. David Ambers and Corey Erickson were absent.
A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the minutes of the March 16, 2009 meeting. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried.
Advanced Counseling for
Allan’s Skidsteer 305.00
American Time & Signal Co. 58.90
Assn. Supervision &
Curriculum Development 114.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 111.00
Blick Art Materials 51.29
Blooming Prairie Assess. &
Therapy Center 2,887.58
BlueCross BlueShield ND 644.35
BlueCross BlueShield ND 1,080.05
Capital One 372.88
Cando Public School 112.50
City of Minnewaukan 846.13
Cooperative Resources, Inc. 653.20
Dakota Spirits 31.00
Dept. of Public Instruction 120.00
Devils Lake Public Schools 58.00
Deb Dyste 364.31
Bonnie Erickson 404.26
Exhaust Pros, Inc. 23.36
Expressway Inn 395.70
Farmers Union Oil Co. 5,168.73
Fleet One 2.50
GE Money Bank/Amazon 32.15
Heart of America Health
Heart of America Health
Information Tech. Dept. 189.92
Jaymar Business Forms 243.75
Johnson Controls 310.50
JS Vending 714.46
Myron Jury 413.96
Myron Jury 35.00
Lake Region Special Ed. 9,995.48
Lannie Simonson Building
Company, Inc. 971.00
Shelley Lord 94.50
Mac’s, Inc. 512.08
Marketplace Ford 913.95
McQuoid’s Grocery 567.50
McQuoid’s Grocery 398.51
Monarch Products 820.00
NAPA Auto Parts 5,062.37
National Geographic 352.40
ND Lead Center 310.00
ND Telephone Co. 1,740.41
Office Depot 474.34
Otter Tail Power Co. 4,878.32
Popplers Music, Inc. 8.47
Region IV Music 230.00
Region IV Speech 40.00
Region IV 15.00
Rolette Public School 20.00
School Specialty 165.99
Ziegler Repair 183.00
Gerrells & Co. $191.30
Leeds School Post Prom
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 621.00
Pizza Corner, Inc. 137.50
Food Services of America 4,795.48
Interstate Brands Corp. 534.36
JS Vending & Wholesale 57.48
Leevers County Market 10.14
McQuoid’s Grocery 163.23
Meadow Sweet Dairy 984.25
Donna Smith 26.18
Stein’s, Inc. 202.80
US Food Service 3,044.88
Wholesale Supply Co., Inc. 4,662.79
A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the financial reports. The motion carried.
Discussion was held on Instant Alert, staffing issues, negotiations, legislative issues, make-up days and the basketball co-op.
A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Every, to approve the second reading of the Cell Phone Policy. Upon roll call vote, all members voted yes and the motion carried. Ambers and Erickson were absent.
Discussion was held on the review of the superintendent goals and the Sex Offender Policy.
The principals gave their reports.
The board congratulates Mike Callahan for being named Class B state athletic director of the year; the music students who participated in the Region IV music and instrumental contests; and Shayna Sherman for qualifying for the state speech contest. The board also wishes good luck to the students who qualified for state at the music and instrumental contests.
The next meeting will be May 11, 2009 at 6 p.m.
A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.
NOTICE OF SALE
Civil No. 03-9-C-25-1
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure by the District Court of the Northeast Judicial District in and for the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of said Court on April 27, 2009, in an action wherein JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, as purchaser of the loans and other assets of Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA (the "Savings
Bank") from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, acting as receiver for the Savings Bank and pursuant to its authority under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. ? 1821(d), was Plaintiff and Mark Wheeler; Sharon Wheeler; and any person in possession were Defendants, in favor of Plaintiff and against the Defendants for the sum of $66,829.46, which judgment and decree, among other things, direct the sale by me of the real property hereinafter described, to satisfy the amount of said judgment, with interest thereon and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of said sale will satisfy; and by virtue of a writ issued to me out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I, Steven J. Rohrer, Sheriff of Benson County, North Dakota, will sell the property described in the Judgment to the highest bidder for cash at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, on July 22, 2009, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. (CT), to satisfy the amount due, with interest thereon, and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of such sale will satisfy. The property to be sold is situated in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and described as follows:
All of Lot Seven (7) and the South Half (S?) of Lot Eight (8), Block Two (2) of Kjorliens Addition to the City of Maddock, Benson County, North Dakota aka 408 Central Ave., Maddock, ND 58348.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of June, 2009.
Steven J. Rohrer
Sheriff of Benson County, North Dakota
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA )
County of Benson )
On this 9th day of June, 2009, before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Steven J. Rohrer, known to me to be the person who is described in, and whose name is subscribed to this instrument.
Benson County, North Dakota
My commission expires 09/09/2010
MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM
P.O. Box 1097
Dickinson, ND 58602-1097
Attorneys for Plaintiff
(Publish June 17 & 24 & July 1, 2009)
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