MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
July 17, 2009
A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held July 17, 2009 at
8 a.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Supt.
Joel Braaten, Elem. Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Absent were Gene Larson, Brian Engstrom and High School Principal Jeff Manley.
Additions to the agenda: 6. Old Business: bid for old mini-bus.
The minutes of the previous regular meeting of June 16, 2009 were approved as written.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for June 2009 and the June and July bills for payment.
Benson Co. Farmers Press $209.35
Best Western Doublewood
Best Western Seven Seas
Braaten, Joel 312.00
Britsch, Rita 106.00
Career & Technical
Cenex Credit Card 44.53
Chad’s Amoco Inc. 278.31
Cooperative Resources Inc. 165.00
Devils Lake Daily Journal 90.00
G & R Controls 2,881.00
Gaffaney’s, Inc. 514.02
Home of Economy 59.62
Manley, Jeffrey 26.09
Music in Motion 162.80
ND Assn. of Schools
Business Managers 50.00
ND Council of Educational
ND School Boards Assn. 1,980.21
ND Small Organized
ND Telephone Co. 256.07
Northwest Evaluation Assn. 1,795.00
Paulson Supply Inc. 981.85
Poppler’s Music Inc. 88.24
Praxair Distribution Inc. 21.08
Rolle, Gary 114.17
Sameday Music LLC 199.00
Sannes Sewing Machines 419.80
Scholastic, Inc. 433.75
Software Unlimited Inc. 2,850.00
Tumbleweed Press Inc. 399.00
US Postal Service 506.60
Valleyview Golf & Go Carts 95.50
Vondal Electric 49.95
Anne Carlson 4,974.28
Computer Store 6,284.96
Cooperative Resources 425.50
Discovery Education 950.00
Really Good Stuff 63.63
Super Duper, Inc. 51.90
World Book, Inc. 295.00
The board reviewed summary reports for the co-op accounts (football, volleyball and basketball) and for the Destination Imagination account.
Mrs. Dunlap presented the ND School District Annual Financial Report for 2008/2009. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the
2008/2009 district’s annual financial report.
Mr. Braaten presented a list of summer projects.
Mr. Braaten reported on the Title I ARRA pre-school program. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the Title I ARRA pre-school program.
The board received one bid to purchase the old mini-bus. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the bid from Chad’s Amoco to purchase the old mini-bus for $455.
The meeting adjourned for the reorganizational meeting.
The business manager called the meeting to order.
Linda Young nominated Randy Silliman as president of the Leeds Public School District Board of Education. Gay Leapald seconded the motion.
With no further nominations, a vote was taken. All were in favor.
Randy Silliman will be the president of the Leeds Public School Board.
Linda Young nominated Gay Leapaldt as vice president of the Leeds Public School District Board. Randy Silliman seconded the motion.
With no further nominations, a vote was taken. All were in favor. Gay Leapaldt will be the vice president of the Leeds Public School Board.
The business manager turned the meeting over to Randy Silliman.
Mr. Braaten read a thank you note from Patty Haagenson and Title I students for their summer trip to Medora, ND.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to increase the cost of hot lunch meals as follows: K-6 students from $1.55 to $1.75; 7-12 students from $1.75 to $2.00; and adult meals from $2.50 to $3.00.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to designate the United Community Bank of ND as bank depository for 2009/2010.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to designate the Benson County Farmers Press at Minnewaukan as the official newspaper for 2009/2010.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to continue the Scholastic Injury Insurance.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to continue the Catastrophic Injury Coverage for K-12.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to authorize Superintendent Joel Braaten as Administrator for Federal Programs (Title I, IIA, IID, IV) and for the Title I ARRA Stimulus Program.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the Consolidated Applications for 2009/2010.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the contract for Laura Powers as second grade teacher.
The board reviewed the preliminary budget for 2009/2010.
Mr. Braaten reported on the DPI State Performance Plan for Students with Disabilities. Leeds Public School meets requirements.
Mr. Braaten reported on the status of bus drivers.
The board reviewed the Pledge of Securities.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: BlueCross BlueShield representative will meet with staff August 20 at 10:30 a.m.; received additional $280.64 in Deferred Maintenance from DPI; gym floor has been refinished; will borrow Duane Anderson’s lift to clean banners and do other maintenance in the gym.
The next meeting is scheduled for August 13, at 8 a.m.
The meeting adjourned.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Terry R. Hunter, 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 K. Hunter, personal representative of the estate, at 103 7th Ave. SE, Minot, ND 58701-4441, or filed with the court.
Dated this 17th day of August, 2009.
-s-Gary K. Hunter
Gary K. Hunter
James P. Wang
110 Main Street East
PO Box 211
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
State Bar ID #04664
Attorney for Estate
First publication on the 26th day of August, 2009.
(Publish Aug. 26 & Sept. 2 & 9, 2009)
NOTICE OF PETITION
FOR CHANGE OF NAME
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply to the Spirit Lake Tribal court on the 24th day of September, 2009, at the hour of 9:30 a.m. in the courtroom of the Spirit Lake Tribal Court at Fort Totten, North Dakota, for an Order to change the legal name of Kayla Beth Owlboy to Kayla Beth Nelson.
Dated this 18th day of August, 2009.
/s/ Kayla B. Owlboy
6677 Hwy. 281
Oberon, ND 58357
(Publish Aug. 26 & Sept. 2 & 9, 2009)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
July 13, 2009
The Leeds City Council met in regular session on July 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Lloyd Himle, Lori Nelsen, Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman and Kyle Nelsen.
Also present were Jady Stuberg, Leeds city water plant manager; Rick Anderson of North Central Planning; and the paving crew which fixed some of the city streets. Betty Anderson called the meeting to order.
A motion to sell the lots behind Kyle Nelsen’s house to Kyle Nelsen for $100 per lot was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Lori Nelsen.
The motion carried.
A motion to give a special permit to KJ’s Bar to sell alcoholic beverages at a special event was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman. The motion carried.
A motion to sign a contract for North Dakota Department of Health Lab Services was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman. The motion carried.
A motion to let Rick Larson shoot fireworks at his home on July 26, 2009, provided it is legal according to state and city ordinances, was made by Kyle Nelsen, seconded by Lori Nelsen. The motion carried.
Rick Anderson brought in the application for Parkview Apartments to be signed by Brandi Anderson and Lloyd Himle. The application was signed.
The council watched a Web cast featuring new utility billing software.
Mark, Jim and Jim from the paving crew wanted to speak to the council about the paving bill for the city. The crew gave an estimate of $8,000 to $9,000 for the work they were going to do. Lloyd Himle approved that bid. The paving crew did more work than what the city had approved to pay for and did not let Jady Stuberg know that they would be going over their bid. The paving crew said the city owes them $34,000 but would settle for $19,000.
A motion to pay the paving crew $9,000 as payment in full when they send paperwork to the city that shows that they are bonded, licensed, have a tax certificate and worker’s comp was made by Kyle Nelsen, seconded by Lori Nelsen. The motion carried.
The council discussed that any work done on the streets of the city must be brought to the council and approved.
The council discussed abandoned vehicles around the city, but nothing can be done about them if they are licensed. Kyle Nelsen requested that if people have vehicles they do not want, please donate them to the Rescue Team, as it is in desperate need.
Jady Stuberg would like to talk to Durbin Excavating about Leland Ritterman’s water leak before billing Leland to fix the leak.
As of January 1, 2009 if a water bill has not been paid in 90 days, water will be shut off and the late bill will be put on special assessments. There will also be a charge to turn the water back on.
The gaming license in Earl’s Bar is supposed to say east door and needs to be amended. Brandi Anderson will call Jana Darling to get this fixed.
The council discussed the lot owned by Raphael Keller as being a nuisance. A letter will be sent and if the lot is not cleaned up within 30 days the city will do it and Keller will be billed.
Rio Himle would like to take the curb out from the corner of Larson Implements to the other side of the Quonset, approximately a half block, and pour a sloped access. A motion to give Rio Himle permission to replace the curb at his own expense was made by Kyle Nelsen, seconded by Betty Anderson. The motion carried.
Kyle Nelsen took the pool bills to be paid.
The council will ask Pat Tracy from Dakota Web Composers to attend the next meeting to discuss improvements to the city Web site.
The bill from American Overhead Door needs to be sent to Northern Plains Electric Company, as it is their building.
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman. The motion carried A motion to pay bills, except American Overhead Door, Dakota Web Composers, NAPA Auto parts and pool bills, was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman. The motion carried.
Bills approved for payment are as follows:
State Fire & Tornado 2,453.86
Leeds Golf 100.00
Dakota Fire Extinguishers 15.00
ND Public Health Lab 16.00
Northern Plains 501.88
Benson Co. Farmers Press 173.45
ND League of Cities 487.00
Northern Plains (rent) 300.00
Durbin Excavating 3,157.06
Paulson Supply 28.55
Van Diest Supply 1,880.20
Bank of ND 12,830.99
Chad’s Amaco 657.27
One Call Concepts 9.10
ND Telephone Co. 107.02
Ritterman Trucking 900.00
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00
Diamond Surfacing wants to dump riprap around the lagoon in exchange for free water from the city. The council decided that Diamond Surfacing would have to pay for the water and would like everything in writing. The council wants no large sheets of concrete and no gravel dumped.
Paul Peterson stopped in to request that city council meetings be moved back to the first Monday of every month. A motion to change the meeting date was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Lori Nelsen. The motion carried. Brandi Anderson will post the change in the Benson County Farmers Press and post a sign on the City Hall door.
Shawn Banet, the new deputy sheriff in town, stopped in to introduce himself. The council brought up the issue of small motorbikes and golf carts on the city streets. The deputy said that anyone operating a motorbike must wear a helmet and children on golf carts must take the quickest route through town.
Jady Stuberg is going to spray for mosquitoes before Leeds Day on July 18, 2009.
Kyle Nelsen brought up the messy dilapidated lots around town and would like to start getting them cleaned up.
The council discussed the water billing issue and decided to send a letter to residents explaining the situation. The council would like Jady Stuberg to get a current meter reading from every resident in town and also to make a list of lots that need to be cleaned or mowed.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE
CIVIL NO. 03-09-C-00085
IN DISTRICT COURT
NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF BENSON
Citizens Community Credit Union, )
) vs. )
Robert Coenen and Lynda Coenen, )
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Judgment and Decree in foreclosure rendered and given by the District Court in and for the County of Benson, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District, entered and docketed in the office of the Clerk of said Court on the 6th day of August, 2009, in an action wherein Robert Coenen and Lynda Coenen, were the defendants, in which decree it was adjudged that there was due and owing to the plaintiff upon said mortgage indebtedness, the sum of Six Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-eight Dollars and 04/100
($6,688.04) plus interest from July 28, 2009; by virtue of a writ of Special Execution to me issued out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I will sell said property described in said Judgment and hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction, at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, on the 6th day of October, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., and on that day, to set aside the amount due to plaintiff with accrued costs as of the date of sale, or so much thereafter as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.
The premises to be sold as aforesaid are located in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, described as follows:
Township 151, Range 63
Section 33: S1/2NE1/4 less
Highway and Railroad Right-of-Way
Dated this 25th day of August, 2009.
BENSON COUNTY SHERIFF
BY: -s-Steven J. Rohrer
Steven J. Rohrer
Sheriff of Benson County
Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.
Attorney at Law
PO Box 668
Bismarck, ND 58502-0668
(Publish Sept. 2, 9 & 16, 2009)
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