8/12/2009 – Public Notices


 

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

July 21, 2009

The Benson County commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, July 21, 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. Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press was also present.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of July 1, 2009. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Gene Hager, applicant agent, met with the board to give an update on issues involving the damage assessments for townships and FEMA. Hager stated he will continue his duties as applicant agent until all township assessments are completed.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated July 7, 2009 regarding box beam bridges.

Hager discussed possible repair of the Brinsmade Bridge and/or the bridge on Old Hwy. #281 north of Hwy. #19.

Bob Indvik of Wold Engineering met with the board and presented a proposed Preliminary Engineering Services Agreement for work on Old Hwy. #30 north of Hwy. #2 (2 miles west of York) Project SC-0311(051). A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to have Chairman Lee sign the contract. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Indvik stated the bridge near Maddock (Emergency No. CMC0328 – 03-112-280) needs riprap and pavement. He stated the project would be cost shared 80/20.

State’s Attorney James P. Wang arrived at the meeting at 8:40 a.m.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Haagenson to proceed with placement of riprap and pavement on the bridge near Maddock ((Emergency No. CMC0328 03-112-280). All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

Don Trnka, highway superintendent, met with the board and presented a list of amounts owed to the county by the townships. The board again discussed setting limits on how much a township can go in debt to the county.

Trnka presented a proposed list of amounts the townships will receive from the snow disaster.

The board discussed applying the amounts directly to the bills the townships have with the county.

State’s Attorney Wang recommended a letter be sent to the townships asking if this would be acceptable as the money belongs to the townships and the townships have the final decision on where the money is to be spent. Haagenson suggested the letter only be sent to the townships having a 90 day past due account and to send the other townships a check for the amount coming to them. The board concluded to send a letter as discussed.

Trnka also discussed a dock being put in at the county park at Wood Lake. Liability issues were discussed. State’s Attorney Wang stated that if the Game & Fish Department wants to put in a dock, a request would need to be made by the Game & Fish Department and permission would need to be granted by the board. The board suggested turning the dock area over to the area association. Wang stated that he would need to look into the matter as the dock area allows access to the lake for all lot owners.

The board discussed raising the Brinsmade Road east of Old Hwy. #281, which is flooded. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Davidson, to raise the road. All members voted yes. The board decided the work needs to be done whether or not it is reimbursable through FEMA.

Trnka presented a map of county routes which need repair based on input from the road maintenance employees at the road department. Trnka stated money received from SB 2012 will be used to do the repairs.

The board stated a request was made to cut a portion of Old Hwy. #281 north of the City of Minnewaukan to allow easier boat access to the water north of the City of Minnewaukan. State’s Attorney Wang stated it was his understanding the roadway could not be altered as part of the agreement when Benson County took over the roadway. He stated that perhaps a letter could be sent to the state asking that the issue be reconsidered.

Trnka stated a new truck driver was hired at the highway department.

Trnka stated he made a decision on hiring a foreman at the road department. He stated he will ask Ron Stadum to fill the position.

Trnka requested the board approve additional compensation of $525 for Chris Teigen for his work as temporary foreman during the time there was no official department head and secretary and for his assistance with helping Trnka after he was appointed road superintendent. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the additional compensation. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Jim Yri met with the board regarding placement of a boat dock where Old Hwy. #281 north of Minnewaukan and Hwy. #19 intersect. Yri stated part of the agreement would be that the county sponsor the project, provide 25% funding match and maintain the site. He suggested the Devils Lake Anglers Association may be willing to assist with the project. Haagenson stated county money needs to first be applied to road repair issues throughout the county, but he would like to see the project proceed. State’s Attorney Wang stated perhaps the 25% match could be contributed by area associations, etc. The board concluded it may not be agreeable to maintaining the site.

State’s Attorney Wang again stated the agreement between the county and the state when the county took over Old Hwy. #281 will need to be reviewed to determine if this project can proceed. Yri questioned if the board would consider closing Old Hwy. #281 permanently as this would be a condition of proceeding with the project. The board telephoned Bob Frohlich of the Game & Fish Department to discuss this issue further.

Frohlich explained the proposed project.

Haagenson questioned what the plan would be for a parking area. Davidson questioned what would be expected as far as maintenance. Frohlich stated it would include keeping the area clean, mowing and making sure the area is kept open for public use. Frohlich stated the county would need to provide a foreman to oversee the construction process, however, the hours worked by the foreman could be used as "in kind" compensation for the 25% match. Frohlich stated if the area would become flooded, it would be considered a renovation project and would be cost shared. The board concluded to have State’s Attorney Wang write a letter to the state asking if Old Hwy.

#281 could be altered to allow for construction of the boating dock.

Clerk of Court Lana Johnson met with the board and indicated a passport training seminar will be held in Devils Lake on July 30, 2009 so her office will be closed that day.

The board discussed a reported issue concerning the custodian. The board concluded to meet with the custodian at the next commission meeting to discuss the issue.

The board reviewed the applications received for the applicant agent position. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to contract with Dawn Flemmer. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed the contracted salary for the new applicant agent. The board concluded the salary would be $15 per hour. There would be no benefits for health, dental and vision and no retirement benefits.

The board reviewed a narrative report from Shelley Aabrekke for July 2009.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Davidson, to transfer $6,500 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the Emergency Disaster Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Jason Lee

Chairman


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

Aug. 18, 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. Roof project discussion; C.Food storage project; D.

Bus purchase discussion; E. Parking lot

VIII. New business. A. Graham’s Island school property; B. Sport and activity discussion; C. Stimulus.

IX. Principals’ reports

X. Next meeting date and time

XI. Adjournment

(Publish August 12, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

June 9, 2009

The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, June 9, 2009 in the school library. Present were Gravdahl, Cavanaugh and Black. Absent were Thiele and McKelvey. Others present were Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Frederickson and Mr. Jacobson.

Eleanor Cavanaugh called the meeting to order.

There were no additions, amendments or deletions to the agenda.

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

Gravdahl made a m0tion, seconded by Black, to approve the minutes of the May 12 meeting. The motion carried.

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

Ameripride $89.86

Bakers Dozen 106.29

Benson Co. Farmers Press 217.10

Cash & Carry 62.56

Connecting Point 366.68

Creative Impressions 21.99

Dacotah Paper Company 554.47

Devils Lake Daily Journal 53.28

Devils Lake Glass & Paint 396.00

Ecolab 34.50

Gary Elfman 1,800.00

Mark Elfman 100.00

Farm Plan 102.61

Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,275.55

Gerrells & Company 36.00

Haan Crafts 266.05

Hagen’s Super Valu 170.20

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 4.30

Hy-Z Wireless Inc. 56.28

Information Technology

Dept. 213.41

Jostens 489.95

JS Vending Inc. 128.78

Lake Region Special Ed 1,461.12

McVille Hardware & Lumber 284.10

Menards 288.85

Pearce & Durick 193.08

Sioux-Per Propane 1,142.40

Larry Thiele 703.00

Training Room 15.45

Universal Athletic Service 1,525.59

Verizon Business 88.17

Wallace Repair 76.00

Warwick City 358.00

Waste Management of ND 1,882.10

Frances Greyhorn 256.00

Mack Plumbing 193.24

Mack Plumbing 125.00

AmericInn 200.00

John R. Green 64.44

Playbooks Readers Theater 1307.16

Radisson Hotel Bismarck 2,695.00

School Specialty, Inc. 56.85

Cindy Geller 265.00

Wayne Hooey 248.00

Ramkota Hotel 158.00

Barton’s Bus Sales 3,329.45

Capital City Restaurant

Supply 606.00

Cole Papers 244.76

Leevers County Market 457.08

Mack Plumbing 62.50

ND Telephone Company 460.52

Wally’s Supermarket 354.38

Ramkota Hotel 355.00

Steve Jacobson 292.50

Financial reports were presented.

Mr. Guthrie reported on the stimulus dollars.

Discussion followed. It was decided that the money should be used to build a four room portable classroom for the lower elementary grades. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to apply to the Department of Public Instruction for a school construction approval request and if approved construction of the four room classroom will commence. Roll call

vote: Gravdahl, yes. Black, yes. Cavanaugh, yes.

Curriculum/Plato director Mr. Frederickson presented a report from the math teacher on students who have made up their credits.

Elementary Prinicipal Mr. Jacobson reported on elementary teacher interviews and hiring a certified teacher for a tutor in grades K-3 with Title I stimulus money. It was decided to get as many teacher applicants and board members together on one day to have the interviews.

Secondary Principal and Superintendent Mr.

Guthrie reported on AYP and hiring of high school staff.

Gravdahl reported on negotiations. The next meeting will be June 17.

Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the non-tuition wavier for two students from New Rockford. The motion carried.

The security position was discussed and is still open.

Mr. Guthrie said he would like to have the non-certified staff receive full retirement and he will report on how much it would cost by the next meeting.

The next meeting will be a special meeting on June 30 to canvas the election results.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the matter of the Estate of Elling M. Jenson, a/k/a Elling Jensen, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gene Reierson has been appointed personal representative of the estate of Elling M. Jensen, a/k/a Elling Jensen.

All persons having claims against the decedent 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 Gene Reierson at PO Box 97, Esmond, ND 58332, personal representative of the estate, or filed with the court.

Dated this 3rd day of August, 2009.

-s-Gene Reierson

Gene Reierson

Personal Representative

Ted D. Seibel, P.C.

708 Lincoln Avenue

PO Box 186

Harvey, ND 58341

(701) 324-4668

Attorney for personal representative

First publication on the 12th day of August, 2009.

(Publish Aug. 12, 19 & 26, 2009)


NOTICE OF HEARING

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Helen Nottestad, Deceased.

James P. Wang, )

Petitioner )

)

Helen Nottestad and all other )

persons unknown with interest in, )

or lien, or encumbrance upon, )

the property described in the )

Notice, )

Respondents )

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that James P. Wang has filed with the Judge of the District Court of Benson County, North Dakota, a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy and Determination of Heirs in the matter of the estate of the above named Deceased, Helen Nottestad.

The assets of the estate consist of, in addition to other property, an interest in the following described real estate in Benson County, North Dakota:

Lots 1, 2 & 3, N1/2SE1/4, 24-152-68, (Lots One, Two and Three of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter in Section Twenty-four, Township One Hundred Fifty-two, Range Sixty-eight, Benson County, North Dakota.) Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 14th day of September, 2009, at 2:00 o’clock p.m. at the Courtroom of the Benson County District Court in the City of Minnewaukan, County of Benson, State of North Dakota, at which time and place you may be heard if you wish.

Dated this 10th day of August, 2009.

-s- James P. Wang

James P. Wang

Attorney for Petitioner

PO Box 211

110 Main Street East

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

ID #: 04664

(Publish Aug. 12, 19 & 26, 2009)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the Matter of the Estate of Jeffrey Howard Plum, 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 Sara J. Plum, personal representative of the estate, at 201 Main Street W, Apt. 2, Minnewaukan, ND 58351, or filed with the court.

Dated this 10th day of August, 2009.

-s- Sara J. Plum

Sara J. Plum

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

110 Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

State Bar No. 04664

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 12th day of August, 2009.

(Publish Aug. 12, 19 & 26, 2009)


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT July 1, 2009

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 12 noon in the conference room of the New Administration Building at Fort Totten.

Present were Marty Greywater, Frank de la Paz, Raymond Cavanaugh and Erich Longie. Justin Yankton was absent. Stephanie Anderson was also present.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 12:11 p.m.

CANVASS OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION: Discussion was held regarding Shirley Stensland’s residence.

Mrs. Anderson updated the board on the legality of the issue. The board has no authority regarding the issue.

Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Greywater, to canvass the votes of the school board election held on June 30, 2009. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to adjourn the meeting. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 6, 2009

The annual meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held July 6, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the White Administration Building at Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Justin Yankton and Raymond Cavanaugh. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles "Chip" Anderson, Jan Greene and Shirley Stensland.

Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Mr. Yankton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to approve the agenda with the addition of Justin Yankton’s request. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

SEATING OF NEW BOARD MEMBER: Mrs. Stensland was sworn in as the new board member.

SCHOOLWIDE DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mrs. Greene explained that the reports need the board’s approval. There were no further questions. Mr.

Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Cavanaugh, to approve the English Language Learner Policy and the Library Selection Policy as presented. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

JUNE 2009

Abilitations $222.62

Academic Comm.Assn. 115.50

Academic Superstore 6,223.90

Acme Electric 1,085.08

Alltel 617.45

Anderson, Charles 50.00

Anderson, Charles 50.00

Anderson, Charles 447.50

Anderson, Stephanie 36.50

Apple, Inc. 3,225.00

Apple, Inc. 161.25

ASCD 2,919.98

Balfour 112.45

Beach Public School

District 4,158.65

Benson Co. Farmers Press 374.15

Benson, Bonnie 148.50

Beyond Play 326.02

Bismarck Holiday Inn

Express 1,319.40

Black, Jennifer 150.00

Boys Town Press 168.21

BW Doublewood Inn 75.00

Career and Tech

Education 145.00

Central Distributing 46.62

Child and Adolescent

Services 751.06

Child Craft 575.35

Classroomdirect.com 1,138.60

Classroomdirect.com 473.30

Connecting Point 143.00

Connecting Point 11,284.55

Corbine, Paula 150.00

Country Counseling &

Consult 4,882.50

Creative Impressions 463.00

Dairy Queen 102.34

Davidson, David 50.00

Dell Marketing 22,937.64

Double Z Broadcasting 100.00

Drivers Licence & Traffic 6.00

Educational Research

News 197.00

ESPB 75.00

Fargo Public School 1,126.44

Firestone 553.20

Four Winds Concession

Stand 36.00

Gaking, John 200.00

Gerrells of DL 56.00

Grand Forks Public School 5,391.79

Greene, Jan 186.00

Greene, Jan 223.25

H E Everson 86.48

Heart of America Medical

Center 427.87

Human Relations Media 1,743.12

I Design 105.00

Information Tech Dept. 100.79

Ironshield, Sunny 600.00

Jamestown Public Schools 3,650.67

Kentucky Fried Chicken 44.76

Krantz’s Greenhouse 701.12

Laite, Sara 53.00

Lake Chevrolet 93.00

Lake Chevrolet 1,903.40

Lake Lumber 110.08

LBE & Associates 1,127.00

Leeds Public School 2,128.80

Leevers County Market 281.67

Lego Education 587.90

Luis Cafe 45.00

Luis Cafe 48.00

Men’s Health 24.97

Mey, Inc. 126.17

Mindware 361.60

NASCO 2,206.17

ND Tax Commissioner 8,019.00

ND Telephone Co. 956.63

NDCEL 200.00

NDEA 1,778.86

NDEA 877.15

Ness, Hayley 206.00

Office & Tech 1,247.54

Office & Tech 11.66

Office & Tech 376.57

Oloson, Jeff 179.00

Parker, Cheryl 95.43

Parker, Cheryl 558.00

Pearce and Durick 146.82

Pearson Education 63.00

Peltier, Florestine 150.00

Pizza Hut 182.00

Plato Learning 24,200.00

Plato, Inc. 4,959.75

Playbooks, Inc. 358.61

Prairie Learning Center 3,864.00

Prairie Learning Center 1,472.00

Purchase Power 1,573.08

Redroad, Shirley 150.00

Saari, Karen 374.50

Sax Arts & Crafts 1,183.08

School Mate 670.00

Sears 269.99

SL Motor Vehicle Dept. 225.00

Sleep Inn-Minot 282.95

Social Studies School

Service 1,310.33

Somerville-Dion, Janet 374.50

Southern Regional

Education 675.00

Spirit Lake Marina 680.24

Spirit Lake Marina 200.00

Spirit Lake Marina 759.04

Spirit Lake Resort 486.50

Stevenson, Steve 60.00

Subway 116.60

Tate Topa Tribal School 1,730.98

Tate Topa Tribal School 948.56

Teachers’s Media 313.99

The Parent Institute 628.50

The Teacher Institute 349.00

The Writing Company 343.91

Thompson, Crystal 200.00

Tracy’s Market 96.15

Tracy’s Market 9.11

Triarco 161.02

Trottier, Shawn 43.61

Trottier, Wayne Jr. 485.50

TSC 109.99

US Toy/Constructive

Playthings 59.91

Vilie, Linda 480.01

Wally’s 371.01

Wal-Mart 2,237.09

Wal-Mart 862.69

Wal-Mart 769.39

Wal-Mart 300.00

Wal-Mart 290.13

Walter’s Publishing 3,578.25

Western Psychological

Services 453.20

White House Cafe 240.00

White House Cafe 120.00

Women’s Health 31.88

Workforce Safety &

Insurance 539.32

Xerox Corp. 75.74

Xerox Corp. 2,756.31

SUBTOTAL 167,715.45

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Benson, Bonnie 121.50

BW Kelly Inn 55.00

Cheerzone 298.66

Creative Impressions 522.50

Food Services of America 1,462.34

Gerrells of DL 134.10

Great American Inn 69.99

Joe & Bros Mow for Dough 500.00

JS Vending 228.90

JS Vending 284.31

Krantz’s Floral 56.25

Lakeview Dairy 359.40

Leevers County Market 271.41

Medco 230.88

Mertens, Danny 100.00

Mertens, Joe 100.00

NDHSAA 14.00

Ploium, Corey 100.00

Smith, Rick 150.00

Smith, Rick 3,919.43

Soltis Sportswear 526.20

Soltis Sportswear 894.05

Soltis Sportswear 1,487.73

Yankton, Justin 100.00

SUBTOTAL 11,986.65

TOTAL 179,702.10

JUSTIN YANKTON’S REQUEST: Mr. Yankton gave Dr.

Longie a letter of resignation as school board member. He believes it is not fair to the school or the Spirit Lake Tribe that he is dividing his time between the two. He thanked the board, administration and students for everything. Mr.

Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Cavanaugh, to approve the resignation of Justin Yankton as school board member effective immediately. With three in favor and one abstaining, the motion carried.

Mr. Yankton exited the meeting at 5:05 p.m.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Cavanaugh, to declare a vacancy. With four in favor, the motion carried. Discussion was held on what to do about the vacancy. It was decided to fill the vacancy until the next school board election.

Discussion was held on possible school board member candidates and their experience. Mr.

Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs.

Stensland, to fill the vacancy with Frank de la Paz. With four in favor, the motion carried.

REORGANIZE THE NEW BOARD: Mrs. Stensland nominated Dr. Longie as board president. Mr.

Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mrs.

Stensland, to cease nominations. With four in favor, the motion carried.

Upon roll call vote, with four in favor, Dr.

Longie was elected board president.

Mrs. Stensland nominated Mr. Cavanaugh as board vice president. Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to cease nominations.

With four in favor, the motion carried.

Upon roll call vote, with four in favor, Mr.

Cavanaugh was elected board vice president.

SIGNATURE CARDS: Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to have Dr. Longie on the signature cards. With four in favor, the motion carried.

Mr. de la Paz entered the meeting at 5:40 p.m.

Mrs. Anderson swore Mr. de la Paz in as Mr.

Yankton’s replacement on the school board.

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE: There will be no negotiations this year due to the two-year contract.

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE: All board members want to be invited.

POLICIES/PROCEDURES COMMITTEE: Mr. de la Paz and Mrs. Stensland were appointed to this committee.

SELECTION OF DEPOSITORIES: Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. Greywater, to keep all the depositories as is. All were in favor. The motion carried.

SET BUDGET MEETING: The board decided to review the budget at the next monthly board meeting on Aug. 5, 2009.

NAME DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE FOR PROGRAMS: A motion was made by Mrs. Stensland, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, that the Fort Totten School District No.30 approve the authorization of the superintendent, Dr. Wayne Trottier Jr., as the authorized representative for the following federal programs: Consolidated School Wide (Title I, Title II Part A, Title II Part D, Title IV Part A, Title V Part A), JOM, Carl Perkins, Title VII, IDEA/Special Education Programs, Impact Aid, Career and Technical Grants and any other federal program or funding that becomes available during the year. All were in favor. The motion carried.

SET MONTHLY BOARD MEETING DATES: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to have the regular monthly school board meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Discussion was held on packets being ready on the Monday prior to the board meeting along with the stipend. All in were in favor. The motion carried.

APPROVAL OF ANNUAL DUES: Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. de la Paz, to approve the 2009-2010 annual dues of NSBA, NAFIS, NDSBA, NCA, and NDHSAA. All were in favor. The motion carried.

SELECTION OF OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to have the Benson County Farmers Press as the official newspaper. All were in favor. The motion carried.

APPROVAL OF IMPACT AID CONFERENCE: This item will be discussed at the budget meeting.

HEROS CONFERENCE/TRIBAL SUMMIT, BISMARCK: This item will be discussed at the budget meeting.

SCHOOL BOARD RETREAT: The board will meet July 18-19, 2009 at Fargo, ND.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

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

The meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL JOINT

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 8, 2009

A special joint school board meeting of the Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held July 8,

2009 at 4 p.m. in the conference room at the New Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Shirley Stensland and Raymond Cavanaugh. Frank de la Paz was absent. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Mona Chaske, Art Carmone, Paul Yankton, Ivan Lovejoy and Perry Kopp.

Board president Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m.

JOINT ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTS: Dr. Trottier recommended giving Rick Smith, Hayley Ness and George Longie a 3.5% increase for the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve the superintendent’s recommendation regarding the joint administrative contracts. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding Dr. Trottier’s contract. Dr. Trottier dispersed a handout regarding his request for his contract.

Mr. de la Paz entered the meeting at 4:50 p.m.

He requested an additional two years be added to his current contract which would extend it to June 30, 2012. He also requested a term death payment be added to his contract which would state that the schools agree to pay a term death benefit severance payment which will value one-half (1/2) cash value of salary and benefits of a one year contract period. Discussion was held on giving Dr. Trottier an increase in salary since he never received one. Discussion held on what percentage. Dr. Trottier asked both boards if they decided to give him a salary increase that this money be used toward five student scholarships.

Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs.

Stensland, to approve all of Dr. Trottier’s requests for the upcoming school year’s contract with a 5.5% increase in his salary which will be set aside for five student scholarships. Further discussion. Dr. Trottier will set the criteria and selection committee. All were in favor. The motion carried.

Both boards thanked Dr. Trottier for doing a great job with both schools and for him setting aside his pay raise for students. It is very admirable.

Mr. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Mr.

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

The meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

July 14, 2009

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held July 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Library. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Connie Ambers. Also present were city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, animal control officer Jim Ripplinger and Sheriff Steve Rohrer.

A motion was made by Huffman to approve the agenda with the addition of "employees." Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A letter of resignation effective July 31, 2009 was submitted by Jim Ripplinger. Ripplinger will be resigning his position due to extenuating circumstances. A motion was made by Motis to accept his resignation. Ambers seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the bills presented by North Central Planning. Bills approved were Black Construction in the amount of $265,203.00 and North Central Planning in the amount of $8,800.00. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to approve the May 13, 2009 minutes. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to approve the May

28 minutes. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the June 4, 2009 minutes. Ambers seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the June 9, 2009 minutes as amended. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve permits to move structures for James Ripplinger and Gary King with the following stipulations: That all taxes and special assessments be paid up to date; proof that a plumber capped the water and sewer line above ground per code; proof that the sewer has been relined; and proof that a plumber has capped the sewer line at the city main. Ambers seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve Conservation Easements for James Ripplinger and Gary King. Ambers seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to terminate the position of Verdeen Backstrom. Huffman seconded.

Roll call vote: Huffman, yes; Ambers, no; Staloch, yes; Motis, yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Staloch to accept the verbal resignation of Troy Backstrom. Motis seconded.

Roll call vote: Huffman, yes; Ambers, no; Staloch, yes; Motis, yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Huffman to run an ad in the local papers advertising the employment positions that are now available. Applications should be returned by July 30, 2009. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to pay all bills.

Ambers seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

FSA-BANK BUILDING FUND

Ameripride $68.75

Huffman, S. 699.50

Otter Tail Power Co. 635.18

McQuoid’s 12.48

State Fire and Tornado 847.99

GENERAL FUND

Benson Co. Farmers Press $451.10

McQuoid’s 27.48

NDLC 401.00

ND Telephone Co. 137.27

One Call 9.10

Otter Tail Power Co. 271.25

Quill 93.97

State Auditor 200.00

State Fire and Tornado 526.40

Traynor Law Firm 200.00

Payroll 1,432.77

LIBRARY FUND

Payroll $718.02

STREET FUND

Farmers Union Oil Co. $167.90

McQuoid’s 289.99

Otter Tail Power Co. 659.82

State Fire and Tornado 27.96

TSC 165.87

Van Diest Supply 1,170.75

WATER, SEWER

AND GARBAGE FUND

Double M Sanitation $2,750.00

Hawkins 3,560.18

Huffman, R. 50.00

NAPA 19.00

ND Dept. of Health 6.00

ND Telephone Co. 82.02

Northern Plains Electric 393.44

Otter Tail Power Co. 228.61

State Fire and Tornado 1,386.42

Payroll 2,393.92

2009 SANITARY SEWER FUND

KLJ $20,250.00

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Mark Motis

Council President

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

July 23, 2009

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held June 23, 2009. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri, council members Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman, Mark Motis and Connie Ambers, city attorney Tom Traynor and numerous citizens.

The special meeting was called by Mayor Yri. The purpose of the meeting was so that a petition could be presented to the council regarding the termination of Verdeen Backstrom.

A motion was made by Motis to accept the resignation of Curtis Yri effective August 7, 2009. Staloch seconded. Roll call vote: Huffman, yes; Motis, yes; Staloch, yes; Ambers, no. The motion carried.

Mark Motis

Council President

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

July 31, 2009

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held July 31, 2009. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Steve Huffman, Mark Motis and Connie Ambers.

A motion was made by Huffman to table the black dirt item until fall. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Job applications were accepted. A motion was made by Ambers that employees will be selected after completion of a background check for all applicants. The motion carried unanimously.

Mark Motis

Council President

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY

PATROL REQUESTS

PROPOSALS FOR the purpose of acquiring technical assistance in determining the best alternative to move forward with CVISN Core Deployment to include CVIEW and E-Screening. The ultimate goal of North Dakota is the implementation of an automated permitting and routing system. Sealed proposals will be received by the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) in the NDHP Conference Room on the Capitol Grounds in Bismarck, ND, until 2:00 p.m. CST, on Thursday, September 17, 2009, at which time and place they will be opened.

Proposals will not be publicly read. Proposals shall be sealed and endorsed "Sealed Proposal for CVISN Core Deployment". Late proposals will be returned unopened. Proposals which do not fully comply with the requirements of the RFP will not be considered.

Copies of the RFP may be obtained from the following Web site:

http://www.nd.gov/spo/vendor/registry/forms/bidlistvendor/index.html

or contact: DeAnn Steckler, Procurement Coordinator, North Dakota Highway Patrol, 600 E Blvd – Dept. 504, Bismarck, ND 58505-0240; e-mail [email protected]; phone 701-328-2457; fax 701-328-1717.

(Publish Aug. 5, 12 & 19, 2009)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

July 6, 2009

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held July 6, 2009 at 7 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Mayor George Evans. Council members present were Ron Jacobson, Nick Walter and Gary Elfman.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Elfman made a motion to approve the minutes. Walter seconded. The motion carried.

Bills were presented.

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $ 249.34

Otter Tail Power Co. 163.40

Waste Management 878.35

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Hawkins 393.63

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. 167.62

Sandra Barber 210.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 45.40

ND Insurance 205.25

Allyssa Christofferson 66.00

George Evans 162.50

Ron Jacobson 162.50

Nick Walter 137.50

Gary Elfman 162.50

Internal Revenue Service 241.95

Job Service ND 1.62

Gary Elfman 960.00

Walter made a motion to pay the bills. Jacobson seconded. The motion carried.

Elfman will order new stop signs for the one missing on Main Street and one other that has faded.

Jacobson read the second reading of the Otter Tail Ordinance #24.

The next regular meeting will be August 3, 2009.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

June 22, 2009

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Terry Yri on June 22, 2009 at 6 p.m. Also present were Corey Erickson, Randy Thompson, Supt. Myron Jury, Ron Carlson, Jean Callahan, Dianne Mikkelson, Deb Dyste and Lyndee Heser. Laura Every was absent.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Erickson, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

Erickson made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the bids for the JD mower, the bus and the Dodge van. The motion carried.

Thompson made motion, seconded by Erickson, to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2009 and May 14, 2009 meetings. The motion carried.

David Ambers joined the meeting at this time.

Erickson made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Advanced Business

Methods $1,345.18

Advanced Counseling for

Change 1,544.00

Alltel 101.39

Alltel 81.53

Athletic Performance

Solutions 126.94

Benson Co. Farmers Press 235.65

Best Western Ramkota 79.00

Jean Callahan 90.00

Capital One 7,983.47

City of Minnewaukan 906.13

Creative Teaching Press 61.47

Dairy Queen-DL 126.00

Dakota Auctioneering 462.00

Dakota Spirits 45.00

Devils Lake C & F Tire

Center 582.72

Devils Lake Public Schools 27,585.67

Devils Lake Public Schools 18,315.41

Bonnie Erickson 332.92

Exhaust Pros 24.30

Farm Plan 34.80

Devils Lake Park Board 95.00

Farmers Union Oil 3,275.19

Farmers Union Oil-NR 31.20

Fleet One 2.50

Frog Publications 24.95

Gerrells & Co. 135.00

Grand International 456.00

LaVae Haaland 240.65

Home of Economy 17.95

Information Technology

Dept. 185.75

JS Vending & Wholesale 549.98

Johnson Controls 525.00

Jostens, Inc. 157.71

Cindy Knowlen 125.00

Lakeshore 527.49

Lannie Simonson Bldg. Co. 555.50

Mack Plumbing 113.51

MC Rel 15,000.00

McQuoid’s Grocery 470.59

Dianne Mikkelson 216.70

NAPA Auto Parts 5,825.62

ND Case 232.00

NDHSCA 305.00

ND Telephone Co. 577.20

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,955.38

PBBS Equipment Corp. 522.00

Popplers Music, Inc. 7.15

Postmaster 176.00

RDO Truck Centers 97.20

Ellen Salisbury 50.00

Scholastic 52.25

School Specialty 38.60

Kevin Thompson 198.50

Robyn Thompson 2,834.02

UND 1,652.08

Universal Athletic 400.00

Wal-Mart 553.20

Young’s 409.97

TOTAL 99,655.42

SPECIAL FUND

Melissa Benson $50.00

Commeritive Brands, Inc. 163.22

Grand Forks Herald 7.00

Ryan Hanson 150.00

Leeds High School 1,000.00

Maddock Public School 160.00

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. 286.08

The Cottage 458.50

West Dakota Red Cross 558.71

TOTAL 2,833.51

HOT LUNCH

Booth Delivery Services $54.93

Rosie Helland 294.92

Interstate Brands Corp. 662.90

JS Vending & Warehouse 138.39

Leevers Co. Market 70.13

Meadow Sweet Dairy 710.10

Donna Smith 604.52

Donna Smith 32.69

US Food Services, Inc. 1,549.59

TOTAL 4,118.17

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the financial reports. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on staffing issues, stimulus money and summer projects.

Erickson made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to hire an architect and get bids for a roof replacement. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to let the superintendent put out bids for a new bus. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the insurance safety report and the preliminary budget.

Erickson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the non-certified contracts for 2009-10.

Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Erickson, to approve the administration contracts for the 2009-10. Roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. The motion carried.

Tuition waivers from Devils Lake were not acted on because of board policy. Congratulations to the Benson County Wildcats on a great track season.

The next meeting will be July 21, 2009 at 4 p.m.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers

Chairman


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

In the matter of the Estate of Lee S. Paulson, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent 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 should either be presented to the undersigned as personal representative of the estate at Post Office Box 110, Fargo, North Dakota 58107-0110 or filed with the court.

Dated this day 23rd day of July, 2009.

-s-Lynn Paulson

Lynn Paulson

Personal Representative

Joseph A. Turman

DeMars & Turman, Ltd.

505 N Broadway, Suite 207

PO Box 110

Fargo, ND 58107-0110

(701) 293-5592

Attorneys for Lynn Paulson

First publication on the 12th day of August, 2009.

(Publish Aug. 12, 19 & 26, 2009)


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