7/1/2009 – Public Notices


 

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Joyce I. Waller, 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 Janet L. Randle, personal representative of the estate, at PO Box 103, Leeds, ND 58346, or filed with the Clerk of Court of Benson County, Minnewaukan, ND 58351.

Dated this 17th day of June, 2009.

-s-Janet Randle

Janet L. Randle

Personal Representative

John W. Frith

FRITH & STEFFAN

609 4th Avenue NE

PO Box 1045

Devils Lake, ND 58301-1045

(701) 662-2805

Attorney for Personal Representative

First publication on the 24th day of June, 2009.

(Publish June 24 & July 1 & 8, 2009)


FOR SALE ON BIDS

The Leeds School has the following bus for sale on sealed bids:

1989 Chevrolet Bluebird 14 passenger minibus with a gas engine, 162,173 miles on unit, good running condition.

Sealed bids are due in the superintendent’s office at the Leeds Public School by 12 noon on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

The Leeds School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

(Publish June 24 & July 1, 2009)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Gerald D. Larson, 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 Gary D. Larson, personal representative of the estate, at PO Box 347, Leeds, ND 58346, or filed with the court.

Dated this 18th day of June, 2009.

-s-Gary D. Larson

Gary D. Larson

Box 347

Leeds, ND 58346

Personal Representative

J. Bruce Gibbens

GIBBENS LAW OFFICE

PO Box 708

Cando, ND 58324

(701) 968-3342

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 24th day of June, 2009.

(Publish June 24 & July 1 & 8, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

KNOX CITY COUNCIL

June 12, 2009

A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus and Alderman J.P. Robbins. Alderman Sharon Hart was absent. Also present was City Auditor Pat Robbins.

Mayor Marchus called the meeting to order. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The finanical reports were presented and approved.

Bills approved for payment were as follows:

Waste Management $294.58

Otter Tail Power Co. 169.50

Pat Robbins 85.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 57.20

Pierce County Treasurer 1,189.57

Gaffaney’s of Minot 85.00

Auditor Robbins reported that a FEMA

representative called and said they were very busy inspecting water damage in the county but would eventually get to Knox.

Alderman J.P. Robbins reported he would contact the gravel hauler from Maddock and schedule a time to bring in gravel for the streets.

The city had been contacted by blade man Craig Blomster who said he will blade the streets when they are dried up some so the blade doesn’t fall through. Alderman Robbins and several helpers replaced the basketball poles at the park and readied the park for summer picnics.

The next meeting will be Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


REQUEST FOR BIDS

Sealed bids are now being accepted by the Leeds School District No. 6 for a next-to-new diesel bus (capacity 41-47). Specifications are available from Joel Braaten, superintendent, at (701)466-2461.

Bids will be accepted until 8 a.m. on July 17,

2009 at the Leeds Public School, 530 First St.

SE, Leeds, ND 58346. Each bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked "Bus Bid."

The Leeds Public School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

(Publish June 24 & July 1, 2009)


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 )

) ss.

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.

Bonnie Erickson

Notary Public

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)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

June 2, 2009

The Benson County commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 8 a.m. in the commissioner room of 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. Other people present were Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press and Benson County State’s Attorney James P. Wang.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of May 19, 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.

The board discussed contracting for services with another DEM agency to assist with closeout of Flood 2004 projects and clear up issues with Flood 2001 projects.

The board reviewed a resignation letter from Wanda Teigen dated May 14, 2009. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to accept the resignation. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a cost estimate for an extended power train warranty for a motor grader currently used by the highway department. The board discussed advertising for sale three motor graders operated by the highway department. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to advertise the three motor graders for sale and to contact Joe Mayer of Butler Machinery to assist with preparing the advertisement. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource District Board to the Benson County Water Resource Board along with a letter from the Devils Lake Basin Board to the Board of Commissioners dated May 22, 2009. The board reiterated its opinion to allow the Benson County Water Board to make a decision on whether or not to be a member of the Devils Lake Basin Board.

The board reviewed a letter from NCPC dated May 28, 2009 regarding the 2009 CDBG PDS Amendment.

The board also reviewed a letter from FEMA Map Service Center dated May 21, 2009 regarding changes to FEMA’s flood map distribution process.

The board approved office space for the weed board secretary in the courthouse.

The board reviewed a letter from NCPC dated May 12, 2009 regarding two environmental reviews for Benson County Housing Authority. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Davidson, to have the chairman sign the environmental review records. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed sending a representative from the board to meet with Scott Davis of the BIA and Francis Ziegler of the ND DOT, at 10:30 a.m. at the Blue Building in Fort Totten regarding graveling roads on the reservation in lieu of paying the materials tax assessed by the tribe for the Wood-Rutten Road paving project. The board concluded Commissioner Davidson would attend the meeting.

The board reviewed an application for special permit filed by Earl’s Bar of Leeds to serve liquor at the Leeds Golf Course on June 6, 2009.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson, to grant the permit pending consent of the Leeds Township Board of Supervisors. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Public Health Nurse Shelley Aabrekke met with the board to present her monthly report for May 2009.

The board reviewed and discussed the monthly county bills along with the Benson County transportation expenses for May 2009. A motion was made by Davidson, seconded by Hvinden, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Social Welfare $5,734.32

Distribution to Entities 127,678.47

Darryl Biby 74.31

Kory Jorgenson 100.41

Lyndon Olson 74.31

Benson Co. Farmers Press 157.15

Travis Anderson 103.41

Tim Finley 81.80

Wanda Teigen 247.59

Alltel 178.54

Bonita Eversvik 55.00

Cass County Tr. 88.00

Chad’s Amoco 188.86

Michael Steffan 283.50

David Davidson 21.60

Curtis Hvinden 126.00

Jason Lee 197.10

Lowell Haagenson 133.20

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Crossroads 31.50

Cole Watson 72.50

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 43.00

Garrison Diversion Dist. 844.47

Hoiberg’s 34.04

Information Technology

Dept. 439.40

Jenny Steinhaus 21.60

Maddock Community

Center 25.00

Maddock Mini Mart 197.40

ND State Treasurer 8,265.44

NDSU Extension Service 32.00

Office Depot 214.50

Steven Rohrer 50.00

Visa 945.55

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 3,319.42

Farmers Union Oil-York 5,757.38

ND Telephone Co. 156.86

Otter Tail Power Co. 397.52

ND Telephone Co. 652.85

Social Welfare 1,214.96

Alltel 113.72

Bonnie Erickson 196.10

Esmond City 25.50

Clute’s Office Equipment 351.00

Dean Petska 50.00

James Wang 638.00

NDSU Extension Service 896.00

NDSU Ag Communication 24.00

Social Welfare 189.00

Pitney Bowes 65.44

Benson Co. Farmers Press 201.43

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 55.00

Minnewaukan City 48.50

Lyle Signs Inc. 170.62

Otter Tail Power Co. 94.93

Warwick Oil 999.12

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 1,099.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,675.59

Maddock City 65.05

Farmers Union Oil-York 4,315.17

GCR Tire Center 2,063.12

Gene Hager 2,480.00

The Glass Shop 51.72

HE Everson’s Co. 43.28

Hoiberg’s 48.27

Lyle Signs Inc. 5,076.90

Mac’s Inc. 76.97

Mikkelsen Aggregates 16,006.60

Dakota Implement 337.06

ND Safety Council 1,125.00

Nodak Electric Co-op 115.20

Office Depot 193.91

Ritterman Trucking 11,363.34

Susan Sand & Gravel 3,996.00

Tractor Supply Stores 159.60

Wal-Mart 16.30

Wold Engineering 470.96

Social Welfare 8,354.54

Aflac 866.83

Clute’s Office Equipment 335.13

Minnewaukan City 123.95

Michael Steffan 256.50

David Davidson 64.80

Curtis Hvinden 81.00

Jason Lee 95.85

Lowell Haagenson 59.40

Comfort Inn 110.00

Cove Restaurant 75.00

Crossroads 77.20

Dental Service Corp. of ND 3,255.38

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 16.76

Institute of Local

Government 80.00

Jones Brothers 42.00

JS Vending 31.95

Lakeside Lock & Key 16.50

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 107.74

Lyle Dodds 6.88

Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. 205.84

Mac’s Inc. 42.88

McQuoid’s Grocery 25.71

Marvin Holweger 125.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 19,519.74

NDSU Extension Service 79.00

ND Co. Tr. Assn. 109.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 844.70

Protective Life Ins. Co. 129.28

Wal-Mart 39.97

US Postmaster 102.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 165.00

Distribution to Entities 56,128.49

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Dacotah Paper Co. 1,652.36

Dakota Computer Pros 460.00

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 31.00

Garrison Diversion Dist. 238.83

Information Technology

Dept. 438.20

Marketplace Motors 41.85

Maddock Mini Mart 183.00

ND State Treasurer 8,086.20

Otter Tail Power Co. 715.87

Prairie Public 150.00

Sirchie Fingerprint Lab 151.31

Service Tire 527.07

MAY 2009 NET PAYROLL

County Agent $1,077.24

Emergency Disaster 2,880.87

VSO 1,092.10

County Road 30,852.02

Social Services 26,804.86

County General 37,501.12

The board held a telephone conference with Bob Indvik of Wold Engineering regarding patch work needed on a paved road within the city limits of Maddock for the upcoming chip seal projects.

Indvik stated the estimated costs were reduced for the patch work from $10,000 to between $5,000 and $6,000. Indvik stated perhaps FEMA would assume a portion of the patching costs as the city has no federal aid available to share the cost. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to proceed with patching the portion of the county roadway. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Charles Paulson, DEM, met with the board to give an update on the issues involving his office. He stated there are people at this office from FEMA working on individual assistance issues. He stated he believes additional barriers need to be placed near Iverson Dam.

Highway Superintendent Don Trnka met with the board. He presented the monthly bills for the highway department. The board discussed making a motion to expend emergency funds for excessive costs involved in the federally declared flood disaster. State’s Attorney Wang gave his opinion on using emergency funds for these expenditures.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to expend emergency funds as stated. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Trnka gave an update on road issues. Haagenson discussed a possible increase in equipment rates.

Trnka presented a proposal to have rural water connected to the residence owned by the county at Wood Lake. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to connect to rural water at the residence at Wood Lake. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously. Trnka stated a truck is in need of transmission, turbo and brake repair. The board concluded to have the truck repaired as needed.

The board reviewed a letter from the DEM dated May 19, 2009 regarding a request for reimbursement on FEMA DR-1376-ND-005-99005. Trnka stated he will look into the matter. Trnka also discussed the issue of the closeouts not being submitted for Flood 2004 projects. He stated he would be willing to go to Bismarck to discuss the issue with the state DEM office to determine what documents need to be submitted to finalize the projects.

Haagenson suggested Trnka set a limit on what townships can charge to the highway department to eliminate large amounts of debt to the county.

The board reviewed the mileage/activity report from the sheriff’s department for May 2009.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Davidson, to transfer $65,000 from County Tax and $50,000 from 5 Mill to County Road. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion passed to adjourn at 10:05 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Jason Lee

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

May 6, 2009

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held Wednesday, May 6,

2009 at 12 noon in the conference room of the new adminstration building in Fort Totten.

Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Justin Yankton, Raymond Cavanaugh, and via speakerphone Frank de la Paz. 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: Discussion was held on the alternative director’s report, such as the transferring of students. The board wants the attendance officer’s report moved to the regular agenda.

Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to approve the agenda and consent agenda with the exception of the attendance officer’s report and the addition of board attendance/stipends. All were in favor. The motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

MAY 2009

Ace Industrial Supply $186.55

Acer America Corp. 199.00

Acme Electric 4,172.89

Alltel 509.64

Anderson, Charles 75.60

Anderson, Charles 211.00

Anderson, Stephanie 174.50

Baker, Roger Jr. 250.00

Bakers Dozen 30.00

Balfour 21.86

Barnes & Noble 997.09

Benson Co. Farmers Press 582.40

Bert’s Deep Rock 408.07

Bismarck Holiday Day Inn

Express 109.95

Bismarck Public School

District. 30,360.01

BW Doublewood Inn

Bismarck 55.00

BW Seven Seas 335.00

Carlson, Eilene 650.00

Carlson, Eilene 57.60

Carlson, Eilene 39.92

Carlson, Eilene 211.00

Cash & Carry Lumber 278.70

Central Distributing 50.16

Clarion Inn, Grand Forks 811.99

Comfort Inn, Bismarck 165.00

Country Counseling &

Consult 6,867.00

Country Inn & Suites 118.81

Creative Impressions 90.00

Dablow, Merita 21.00

Dakota Boys Ranch 2,163.36

Davidson, David 211.00

Deckert, Paula 75.00

Dell Marketing 987.63

Devils Lake Park Board 80.00

Discount School Supply 66.13

Environments Pre3child 207.23

Estenson, Megan 220.00

Four Winds Athletic Assn. 25.00

GF Public School 2,021.03

Guy, Elaine 211.00

Haan Crafts 197.05

Haldeman Homme 5,385.34

Hale, Eugene 50.00

Hale, Michelle 250.00

HE Everson Co. 64.59

Heart of America Medical

Center 396.00

Heart of America Medical

Center 408.50

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 15.90

Jamestown Public School 2,028.15

JS Vending 57.26

Kmart 219.22

Lake Region State College 20.00

Lakeside Lock & Key 64.87

Lawrence, Heather 211.00

LBE & Associates 1,127.00

Learning Resources 119.91

Leevers County Market 25.00

Luis Cafe 60.00

Mailbox 29.95

Maurices 100.00

Medicine Stone, David 250.00

Mindware 389.55

ND Ctr. for Distance Learn 1,515.69

ND Lead Center 310.00

ND Telephone Co. 956.63

ND Telephone Co. 3,400.61

NDEA 877.15

Newsweek 20.00

NSBA 75.00

Office & Tech 3,858.83

Oriental Trading Co. 43.41

Parker, Cheryl 137.83

Pearson Education 314.51

Pembina Sp. Ed. Co-op 1,536.29

Pitney Bowes Global

Financial 447.30 Play With A Purpose 500.77

Positive Promotions 1,261.92

Professional Binding

Products 406.60 Ramada Plaza Suites

Fargo 313.00

Scientific Learning 12,150.00

Somerville-Dion, Janet 4,566.45

Spirit Lake Drum Group 150.00

Spirit Lake Marina 2,271.46

Teen Ink 149.00

Text Help 6,205.00

Tracy’s Market 234.64

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 211.00

TSC 822.20

US Toy/Constructive

Playthings 615.18 Wal-Mart 668.55

White House Cafe 600.00

White, Chris 50.00

Word Carrier Trading Post 531.56

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 73.09

Xerox Corp. 2,956.88

SUBTOTAL 114,006.96

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Fessenden HS $80.00

Bull, Lawrence 480.00

SUBTOTAL 560.00

TOTAL 114,566.96

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

May 2009

Payroll $192,349.50

Social Security 23,851.44

Medicare 5,578.26

Federal w/holding 13,404.11

State w/holding 2,274.00

Aflac 1,163.46

BCBSND 25,685.40

Discovery Benefits 956.18

ND State Disbursement 479.20

NDPERS 3,367.91

NDTFFR 22,375.22

Spirit Lake Housing 261.00

TOTAL 291,745.68

COUNSELOR’S CONTRACT REQUEST: Mr. Anderson recommends agreeing with Mrs. Carlson’s contract request. Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve Mrs. Carlson’s request for her contract change. All were in favor. The motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson explained this year’s student end-of-the -year trip. Mr.

Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Yankton, to approve out-of-state travel for the end-of-the-year honor roll/attendance incentive trip to Minneapolis, Minn. on May 26-29, 2009.

All were in favor. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on dropout prevention, attendance comparison from previous years and graduation. Mr. Anderson stated all of this information will be explained at the joint school board meeting.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to approve the minutes of April 2 and 20, 2009 as is. All were in favor. The motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: A recommendation was given for employment/renewal of head girls’ basketball, head boys’ basketball, head football and head cross-country coaches by Mr. Smith. Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanuagh, to approve the personnel report as is. Further discussion was held on if there were any other applicants. All were in favor. The motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: FYI-facilities-roofing project, potential building turnover, alternative school and stimulus dollars-negotiations. Mr.

Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to enter into executive session per ND Century Code for negotiation strategy. All were in favor. The motion carried.

After executive session, the regular meeting resumed.

CHANGE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION: Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to change the school board election from June 16 to June 30, 2009. All were in favor. The motion carried.

SCHOOL BOARD RETREAT: The board retreat will be held at Fargo on July 12-14, 2009.

BOARD ATTENDANCE/BOARD STIPENDS: Discussion was held on doing away with stipends. Mr. Cavanaugh would like to see board members volunteer their time. The board will visit this issue at the board retreat where they will come up with a comprehensive plan for the board regarding stipends and travel.

Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Yankton, to adjourn. All were in favor. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD

FORT TOTTEN EDUCATION ASSN Thursday, May 7, 2009 The third negotiations meeting of the Fort Totten School Board and the Fort Totten Education Association was held Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 12 noon in the conference room of the White Administration Building in Fort Totten. School board negotiators present were Erich Longie, Justin Yankton, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Stephanie Anderson. Fort Totten Education Association

(FTEA) negotiators present were Dan Willert and Janet Dion.

FTEA chaired this meeting. The meeting began at 12:10 p.m.

Both teams reviewed the minutes. No changes were made to the minutes.

BOARD PROPOSALS: On the board’s proposal #6-Critical Shortage Area-Negotiate Separately, Dr. Trottier will bring a proposed condensed language to the next meeting. Number 7-Removal of Step 4 in Grievance Procedure, Mr. Willert asked why the board wants to change it. The board feels that the school is founded on local control. The community votes for board members to have local control. It’s hard for the board to explain to constituents that the board gave up the right to make the final decision. Who is to say the arbitrator is not biased. By eliminating Step 4, you create an outcome that both teams can all agree upon. Mr. Willert explained that FTEA is taking a firm stand against removing Step 4 of the Grievance Procedure. Proposal Number 4-Extracurricular, the board is going to wait until legislation is over before they start suggesting an amount. Each extracurricular duty is different. It should be based on the actual afterschool hours. Discussion was held regarding senior class advisors and how much they get paid.

The board asked what a senior class advisor does exactly? The board suggested that FTEA bring to the next meeting a job description along with a compensation that would match the extra duties.

Dr. Trottier reiterated that legislation has made it clear that at the end of these next two years the stimulus money is gone. Both teams need to be careful on how they proceed with new monies.

The meeting ended at 2:50 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT FORT TOTTEN EDUCATION ASSN May 14, 2009 The fourth negotiations meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 and the Fort Totten Education Association (FTEA) was held Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12 noon in the conference room of the White Administration Building in Fort Totten.

School board negotiators present were Erich Longie, Justin Yankton, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Stephanie Anderson. FTEA negotiators present were Dan Willert and Janet Dion.

The board chaired this meeting. The meeting began at 12 noon.

Both teams reviewed the minutes of May 7, 2009.

No changes were made to the minutes.

FTEA PROPOSALS: Mr. Willert dispersed and explained the extracurricular salary schedule proposal that FTEA recommends. The board recommends that the advisors fill out a report or data sheet at the end of the year. This report will show how many students they recruited and all of their activities their year consisted of which would justify payment. The board recommends removing Numbers 7 and 8 and adding: Other Clubs-Negotiable (Pay). Dr. Trottier will visit with Mr. Anderson regarding extracurricular duties. He believes each individual should come up with a plan for the year and at the end of the year submit a report to show which goals were attained. He also suggests students should evaluate the extracurricular activity at the end of the year. Dr. Trottier will work on the language. He wants to distinguish the difference between clubs and afterschool tutoring. He explained that you can’t do both at the same time, as that would be double dipping. The board recommends Numbers 4 and 5 should have maximum in parenthesis next to the annual amount. At the present time it states advisors, which some individuals might believe the amount will be per advisor payment not maximum amount. The board stressed all extracurricular pay is based on afterschool hours and not during their contract time.

BOARD PROPOSALS: Mr. Willert explained that FTEA does not want to give up Step 4 of the Grievance Procedure.

The board caucused at 12:22 p.m. The board returned at 12:26 p.m.

Dr. Longie explained the board is standing firm on the removal of Step 4 of the Grievance Procedure in order to keep local control.

Mr. Willert stated FTEA is willing to drop the second sentence of Section 6: Duty Free Lunch.

The teachers will receive a 30 minute duty free lunch. By next week’s meeting the board wants the business manager to summarize everything negotiated to this point and both teams will negotiate salary.

Dr. Trottier dispersed the board’s proposed language for Critical Shortage Area Designation.

Mr. Willert asked if this was out of the ND Century Code. Dr. Trottier replied "Yes." Mr.

Willert asked if this would be redundant since it is already in the ND Century Code. Dr. Trottier stated this is a condensed version. Mr. Willert will bring this proposed language to FTEA for its approval or disapproval.

The meeting ended at 12:37 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT 30

FORT TOTTEN EDUCATION ASSN

May 21, 2009

The fifth negotiations meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 and the Fort Totten Education Association (FTEA) was held Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 12 noon in the conference room of the White Administration Building in Fort Totten.

School board negotiators present were Erich Longie, Justin Yankton, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Stephanie Anderson. FTEA negotiators present were Dan Willert and Janet Dion.

FTEA chaired this meeting. The meeting began at 12:15 p.m.

Both teams reviewed the minutes of May 14, 2009.

No changes were made to the minutes.

BOARD’S ITEMS:

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES DESCRIPTION: Dr.

Trottier handed out the board’s suggested description for extracurricular activities. The FTEA team suggests adding science fair in the description. It will still rest with the advisor and the principal. The amounts are a maximum per activity, not per advisor. Everything goes back to trust and commitment. The FTEA team will bring it back to FTEA for approval.

HARD TO FILL-CRITICAL SHORTAGE AREA: Mr. Willert recommends flipping the paragraphs from Dr.

Trottier’s shortened version. Mr. Willert will take it back to FTEA for approval.

FTEA’S ITEMS:

SALARY: Mr. Willert gave a verbal description of what the proposal would be, which would include 20 teachers.

The board caucused at 12:30 p.m. The board returned at 12:33 p.m.

The board would like to see a comprehensive report showing the costs. Mr. Willert stated he would meet with Mrs. Anderson and bring the report to the next meeting.

The meeting ended 12:35 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT FORT TOTTEN EDUCATION ASSN June 2, 2009 The sixth negotiations meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 and the Fort Totten Education Association (FTEA) was held Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 12 noon in the conference room of the White Administration Building in Fort Totten.

School board negotiators present were Erich Longie, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Stephanie Anderson. FTEA negotiators present were Dan Willert and Janet Dion.

The board chaired this meeting. The meeting began at 12:02 p.m.

FTEA PROPOSAL: Mr. Willert dispersed the FTEA proposal and explained the handout. He based his numbers on 20 teachers and stated the new monies will cover the increases of $2,500 per year, per teacher. The board had no questions.

The meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


EDUCATION STABILIZATION

FUND DOLLARS

NOTIFICATION OF

NON-REPLACEMENT

LEEDS SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATION OF NOTICE The Leeds Public School requests that this is official notification that any education stabilization fund dollars received by the Leeds Public School District #6 as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 must be used first to restore funding deficiencies in the 2009-10 school year when compared to the 2005-06 school year and that any additional dollars received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 must be used for one-time nonrecurring expenditures because the State of North Dakota is not responsible for replacing that level of funding or otherwise sustaining that level of funding during the 2011-13 biennium.

(Publish July 1 & 8, 2009)

 


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