NORTH DAKOTA STATE WATER COMMISSION
900 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505
Separate sealed bids for the construction of Maintenance Shop Building for Devils Lake Outlet Project Contract 8 will be received by the North Dakota State Water Commission (NDSWC), Bismarck, ND until 1:30 p.m., Local Time on the 22nd day of October, 2009 where and at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Contract 8 includes the construction of a 32-foot by 32-foot (1024 sq-ft) hydronically heated stick-frame maintenance shop with 12-foot side walls to be built near the existing Round Lake Standpipe approximately three miles south of Minnewaukan, ND. Included in the Contract will be the mechanical, electrical, and general.
The substantial completion date is specified as February 1, 2010. Additional information regarding the Contract is provided in the Instructions for Bidders.
Each BID must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a copy of a current and valid North Dakota Contractor’s License, and it must have been issued at least 10 calendar days before the date of Bid opening.
Contract Documents are on file at the offices of the North Dakota State Water Commission, and Bartlett & West/Boyle Engineering Corp., Bismarck., North Dakota, where they may be seen and examined between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., local time, Monday through Friday. Address of Engineer’s office is:
BARTLETT & WEST/BOYLE ENGINEERING CORP.
3456 East Century Avenue
P.O. Box 1077
Bismarck, ND 58502-1077
Telephone (701) 258-1110
Fax: (701) 258-1111
The Engineer will furnish to any prospective BIDDER a copy of the Contract Documents upon request.
The State of North Dakota, acting through the State Water Commission, reserves the right to select any and all schedules(s) under which the bids are to be compared and the CONTRACT awarded, to reject any and all bids, to select any combination of Base Bid and Alternates, to consider other factors in selecting the bid which is in the best interest of the OWNER, and to waive any and all irregularities in any bid. The BIDDERs shall fully complete all Bid Schedules contained in the Bid Form.
The OWNER will select any Bid that results in the lowest and best bid, and which do not exceed the funds available for project construction. The OWNER may reject any base bid or combination of base bid and alternates, which do not meet these conditions. The OWNER reserves the right to hold the three low BIDs for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date of the bid opening to complete the financial arrangements.
The Engineer will furnish to any prospective BIDDER a copy of such plans and specifications upon receipt of $50.00 for each set of documents obtained. Checks shall be payable to Bartlett & West/Boyle Engineering Corp. No refunds will be made.
Dated this 5th day of October, 2009.
/s/ Dale L. Frink, P.E.
Secretary and Chief Engineer
State Water Commission
Bismarck, North Dakota
(Publish Oct. 7, 14 & 21, 2009)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT September 2, 2009 The monthly meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held Sept. 2, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the New Administration Building at Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Raymond Cavanaugh, Shirley Stensland and, via speakerphone, Frank de la Paz. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles Anderson, Jan Greene, Rick Smith, Jennifer Black, Chuck Trottier and Heather Lawrence.
Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve the agenda and consent agenda with the addition of the Teacher Recognition Program. With all in favor, the motion carried. Bills approved for payment are as follows:
MONTHLY EXPENDITURES SEPTEMBER 2009
Anderson, Christina $219.00
Anderson, Christina 1,026.00
Benson, Bonnie 10.00
Black, Kristi 219.00
Black, Kristi 684.00
Cavanaugh, Raymond 306.50
and Consulting 2,614.50
Dablow, Merita 219.00
Davidson, David 50.00
De La Paz, Frank 306.50
Devils Lake Journal 100.00
First Nations Women’s
Greywater, Marty 306.50
Howard, Catherine 249.50
Job Service Of ND 171.70
Kentucky Fried Chicken 45.35
Klemetsrud Plumbing 250.08
LBE & Associates 336.00
Longie, Erich 306.50
Longie, Erich 206.50
Prairie Learning Center 1,104.00
Somerville-Dion, Janet 21.08
Stensland, Shirley 306.50
Tate Topa Tribal School 10,324.80
Trottier, Jr., Wayne 194.00
Trottier, Shawn 24.09
University Of North Carolina 514.00
Beck, Jamie $66.00
Bismarck Public School 60.00
Bull, Lawrence 100.00
Bull, Lawrence 300.00
Bull, Lawrence 200.00
Bull, Lawrence 400.00
Bull, Lawrence 140.00
Cavalier High School 60.00
Greywater, Sheldon 300.00
Greywater, Sheldon 300.00
Hunt, Rod 66.00
Joe & Bros. Mow 4 Dough 950.00
Knowski, Joe 66.00
Larimore High School 40.00
Mertens, Danny 66.00
Mertens, Joe 66.00
Mertens, John 86.00
Mertens, John 86.00
Mertens, Jordan 66.00
Mertens, Roger 66.00
Smith, Rick 262.00
Smith, Rick 600.00
Smith, Rick 348.78
Universal Athletic 1,112.50
Valley City High School 80.00
DRUG TESTING: One vendor, LBE & Associates, attended the meeting to give a presentation to the school board. Three other vendors received a letter to attend the meeting if they were interested in doing drug testing for the school.
Mr. Chuck Trottier answered all 18 questions of the questionnaire. Mr. Trottier further explained his procedure in drug testing. Discussion was held on whether another person could go into the bathroom with individuals while they are being drug tested in order to monitor them.
Mr. de la Paz made a motion, seconded by Dr.
Longie, to hire and retain LBE & Associates as the drug testing vendor. Further discussion was held. Mr. Cavanaugh would like the drug testing to be more private, confidential and secure. Mr.
Chuck Trottier stated he would do whatever the board requested. With all in favor, the motion carried.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to approve the minutes of the August 12 and 27, 2009 meetings.
With all in favor, the motion carried.
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson updated the board regarding enrollment, a math teacher, and the proposed student handbook additions: English
12 must be taken the senior year; students who are not compliant with the attendance policy may be given an incomplete when grades are due; students must not be absent unexcused in any class to participate in extracurricular activities that day. Mr. Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cavanaugh, to approve the proposed student handbook additions. With all in favor, the motion carried.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Trottier gave information regarding impact aid travel, wrongful reports against staff members, drug testing agencies, daycare center, slots for alternative school and the 2009 NDSBA annual convention.
Mr. de la Paz exited the meeting at 6 p.m.
TEACHER RECOGNITION PROGRAM: The board suggested that the administration come up with criteria.
Mr. Cavanaugh, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, made a motion to adjourn. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
Dr. Erich Longie
CALL FOR BIDS
Sealed bids are now being accepted by the Leeds School District #6 for a new 47-passenger diesel bus with 2007 emission standards.
Specifications are available from Joel Braaten, superintendent, at (701) 466-2461.
Bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the Leeds Public School, 530 1st Street SE, Leeds, North Dakota 58346.
Each bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked "Bus Bid."
The Leeds Public School reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
KNOX CITY COUNCIL
October 9, 2009
A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held October 9, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus and Alderman J.P. Robbins. Alderman Hart was absent.
Also present was City Auditor Pat Robbins.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marchus.
Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The financial reports were presented and approved.
Bills paid for September were as follows:
Waste Management $300.82
Otter Tail Power Co. 136.36
Benson Co. Farmers Press 25.46
Lloyd Marchus 170.00
J.P. Robbins 119.00
Sharon Hart 39.66
Pat Robbins 85.00
Benson Co. Highway Dept. 143.12
Knox Post Office 50.00
Jeff Greig (tractor) 1,250.00
Old business centered on accessing culverts as weather permits. Alderman Robbins inspected the pump intended for the city park and reported it wasn’t worth transfering.
New business included snow removal for the 2009-10 winter. Alderman Robbins will check with Hageness to see if he is available. Mayor Marchus will check with the State Surplus Property Division to see what is available.
Tree trimming will need to be done on the north side to make way for the county plow this winter.
Auditor Robbins presented papers showing the park district funds had increased by $200.
The next meeting will be Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD
July 14, 2009
The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, July 14, 2009 in the computer room at the Warwick School. Present were Larry Thiele, Kay Gravdahl, Johnnie McKelvey, Joannie Black and Eleanor Cavanaugh. Others present were Supt. Charles Guthrie, Principal Steve Jacobson, Brenda Haas and Business Manager Carol Walford.
The meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m.
Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to approve the agenda.
Brenda Haas was interviewed before the meeting.
Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to offer Brenda Haas the first grade position and to offer Melanie Harlen the fifth grade position. The motion carried.
Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried.
The business manager’s report was given.
Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to pay the bills. The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Acme Electric 359.97
American Microsystems 1,545.28
Benson Co. Farmers Press 28.60
BW Fargo Doublewood 182.50
Central Business Systems 1,930.67
Cole Papers 2,346.58
Dacotah Paper Company 478.68
Dakota Fence 225.00
Devils Lake Glass & Paint 787.99
Ebsco Subscription 749.54
Farmers Union Oil 263.08
Fort Totten School 4,479.84
Gerrells & Company 9,015.25
Information Technology Dept. 213.41
John R. Green Company 228.68
McVille Hardware & Lumber 21.28
NCCER Accreditation Dept. 50.00
Northwest Evaluation Assn. 2,765.00
Otter Tail Power Co. 6.92
Pearce & Durick 791.00
Plato Learning 41,380.75
Progressive Innovators, Inc. 153.49
Ralen, Inc. 2,175.00
Ramkota Hotel 55.00
Reliable Office Supplies 78.25
School Specialty Inc. 29.94
Shiffler Equipment Sales 178.49
Software Unlimited 2,728.86
State Fire & Tornado Fund 5,368.30
Tough-T Mfg. Inc. 9.00
Verizon Business 121.21
Warwick City 358.00
Wells Fargo Brokerage Serv. 12,859.91
Devils Lake Equipment 4,250.00
The district financial report was presented.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the report. The motion carried.
The superintendent’s report was given. Mileage rates were discussed. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, that the school adopt the federal rates. The motion carried. The PEP grant was discussed.
Kay Gravdahl was sworn in as board member for another three-year term.
Reorganization of the board was held.
McKelvey nominated Thiele for president. Gravdahl seconded. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, that nominations cease and a unanimous vote be cast for Larry Thiele. The motion carried.
Gravdahl nominated McKelvey for vice president.
Cavanaugh seconded. Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, that nominations cease and a unanimous vote be cast for Johnnie McKelvey. The motion carried.
Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to raise school board member compensation from $100 a meeting to $150 a meeting. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl, to schedule board meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. The motion carried.
Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to re-appoint the Benson County Farmers Press as the school’s official newspaper. The motion carried.
Gravdahl made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to have Pledge of Depositories and Securities with Western State Bank. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to designate Charles Guthrie as the authorized representative for all Title I programs and all other local, state and federal programs. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to accept the resignation of Lindsay Allmaras as fifth grade teacher. The motion carried.
Ancillary staff salaries were discussed.
McKelvey, made a motion, seconded by Gravdahl to give the business manager the salary proposal presented and ancillary staff 50 cents an hour raise and pay all of NDPERS. The motion carried.
The superintendent’s salary was discussed.
Mr. Guthrie gave an update on the new classrooms.
The next meeting will be August 11 at 5 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETINGWARWICK SCHOOL BOARD August 25, 2009
The Warwick School Board met Tuesday evening, August 25, 2009 in the computer room at the Warwick School.
Answering roll call were Johnnie McKelvey, Eleanor Cavanaugh and Larry Thiele. Absent were Kay Gravdahl and Joannie Black.
Others present were Supt. Charles Guthrie, Principal Steve Jacobson, Janna Jensen, Joe Chiang, Beth Neuman, Jodi Wellman and Business Manager Carol Walford.
The meeting was called to order at 5:04 p.m. by President Thiele.
Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the minutes of July 14. The motion carried.
Joannie Black arrived at 5:20 p.m.
A representative of Johnson Controls presented a proposal for air conditioning the areas of the school that do not have air conditioning. A tour of the school building was made so he could explain the proposal. It was decided to table the proposal until later.
Joe Chiang introduced himself as the new math/social studies teacher. He moved from Virginia and would like to request moving expenses. This was denied.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to
pay the bills. The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:
Kevin Cartwright $70.40
Patricia Clifton 48.40
Mary Ann Freeman 27.50
Melanie Harlen 62.70
Kelly Lund 81.40
Angela Moxness 46.20
Laurie Pranke 66.00
Acme Electric Companies 4,789.87
Benson Co. Farmers Press 117.92
Kevin Cartwright 355.80
Cash & Carry Lumber 185.74
Central Business Systems 10.87
Classroom Direct 698.08
Cole Papers 318.33
Connecting Point 2,396.00
Creative Impressions 975.00
Dacotah Paper Company 1,596.96
Devils Lake Daily Journal 284.75
Devils Lake Glass & Paint 585.41
Farm Plan 322.34
Farmers Union Oil 304.50
Gerrells & Company 458.09
Greenberg Roofing 11,980.00
HM Receivable 743.54
Information Technology Dept. 219.50
Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. 2,303.61
Lake Region Sheet Metal 3,120.00
Leevers County Market 79.47
Mack Plumbing 144.75
McVille Hardware & Lumber 10,819.51
Menards – Fargo 601.25
Minorities & Success 695.00
Minot Restaurant Supply 9,886.62
ND Center for Distance
ND Council of Educational
ND Lead Center 500.00
Network Center, Inc. 220.00
North County Car Wash 190.00
ND Telephone Company 461.54
Officemax, Inc. 143.70
Otter Tail Power Co. 14.75
Pearce & Durick 5,435.25
Positive Promotions Inc. 356.69
Quill Corporation 101.44
Really Good Stuff 407.54
School Specialty Inc. 2,007.41
State Fire & Tornado Fund 5,368.30
Success for All Foundation 29,769.30
Supreme School Supply 25.67
Tacony Corporation 1,592.00
Teacher Created Resources 226.65
Training Room 253.30
United Art & Education 280.27
Wally’s Supermarket 71.96
Warwick City 358.00
Wireless Generation 938.00
Workforce Safety & Insurance 7,642.92
Wayne Hooey 432.64
Kevin Cartwright 300.00
Amy Olson 12.75
Sandra Barber 55.00
Wendy Church 55.00
Charlottee Franks-Erickson 48.40
Rebeca Gjovik 81.40
Tracy Helm-Sjoquist 103.40
Steve Jacobson 42.90
Beth Neuman 55.00
Amy Olson 89.10
Jodi Wellman 55.00
Charlottee Franks-Erickson 33.89
Tracy Helm-Sjoquist 100.00
Jodi Wellman 150.00
Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the list of certified teachers with the exception of the Plato Learning Coordinator. The motion carried.
Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by McKelvey, to hire Leonard RedTomahawk as elementary paraprofessional. The motion carried.
Cavanaugh made a motion, seconded by Black, to give Cory Delorme an additional 50 cents an hour
for the extra work and responsibilities he has. The motion carried.
Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the list of all paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service, bus drivers, Clint Georgeson, substitute bus driver and Robert Lawrence fifth and sixth grade boys’ and girls’
basketball coach. The motion carried.
Jodi Wellman presented the Title I application for 2009-10. McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Black, to approve the application. The motion carried.
Black made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to approve the certificate of compliance. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to accept Charles Fredrickson’s resignation. The motion carried.
The first reading of the Student Driving Policy was presented.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to accept the job description of the assessment coodinator. The motion carried.
Library Literacy and PEP Grants were discussed.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to proceed with building a 30×70 Fittness Center Building for PEP grant equipment, pending funding, and to accept the bid from Gleason Construction. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to accept the proposal for property appraisal of fixed assets. The motion carried.
McKelvey made a motion, seconded by Cavanaugh, to give Mr. Jacobson the additional salary raise he requested. The motion carried.
The meeting adjourned.
NOTICE OF HEARING
IN DISTRICT COURT, BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of John O. Swenson, Deceased.
Katherine M. Swenson )
John O. Swenson and all other )
persons unknown with interest in, )
or lien, or encumbrance upon, )
the property described in the )
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Katherine M. Swenson, 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, John O. Swenson.
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:
The North Half (N ? ) of Lot Fourteen (14) and all of Lots Fifteen (15), Sixteen (16), Seventeen
(17) and Eighteen (18) of Block Five (5) of the village of Warwick, Benson County, ND.
Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 9th day of November, 2009, at 2:30 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 9th day of October, 2009.
-s- James P. Wang
James P. Wang
Attorney for Petitioner
PO Box 211
110 Main Street East
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
ID #: 04664
(Publish Oct. 14, 21 & 28, 2009)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON SCHOOL BOARD
September 15, 2009
A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held September 15, 2009. In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Louise DeMarce, Karen Peterson, Tina Ross and Roger Skadsem, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy, and Business Manager Renae Kennedy.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the August 10 meeting as read.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the bills as presented. Bills approved are as follows:
Otter Tail Power Co. 316.92
Select Inn & Hotels 99.98
Grand Forks Herald 149.38
Houghton Mifflin 1,824.30
Aggregate Industries 691.75
Paul Stensland 2,080.05
John Thomas 230.00
Renae Kennedy 55.32
Mary Ann Broe 253.80
Damian Kennedy 253.80
Corey Ploium 253.80
Kenneth Ploium 319.80
Kathy Resler 253.80
Betty Rushfeldt 253.80
Sandy Swenson 253.80
Betty Georgeson 277.05
Direct Business Supplies 73.35
Play & Park Structures 26,422.95
Hammond & Stephens 30.19
Dawn Johnson 330.00
Erin Lacina 321.83
Dell Business Credit 838.00
ND Telephone Co. 123.82
Julie Schuler 1,097.10
Rosa Deschamp 50.00
Cindy Knowlen 184.70
Yvonne Thumb 184.70
JS Vending 79.82
East Central 11,205.50
Really Good Stuff 265.98
Harlow’s Bus Sales 61.34
Cambium Learning 30.49
Weekly Reader 57.07
Farmers Union Oil 825.22
Boiler Inspection Program 20.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 286.21
Scholastic Magazines 199.65
Time for Kids 110.50
Food Service of America 66.86
Laurie Robinson 532.00
Mark’s Diesel 1,232.09
Ringrud Piano Service 320.00
Kendall Hunt 80.71
The new stove will be returned to Sears.
The kindergarten teacher position is still open.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the Certificate of Compliance.
Information was brought to the board about the annual school board convention, the new member seminar and the law seminar.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to send Renae Kennedy to the business managers’ convention.
The amendment for the NDSBA Handbook was presented to the board.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to allow Renae Kennedy to go to the secretarys’ conference.
Damian Kennedy presented a revised updated version of the Parent/Teacher Handbook and Teacher Handbook. A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept both.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to hire Jay Deckert for the Seventh Grade girls’ and boys’ basketball coach.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to hire Annie Howard as the Title I parent involvement specialist.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept the ARRA Education Stabilization Funding Application.
Renae Kennedy presented information on Impact Aid Construction Money (ARRA and regular), state restricted one-time grant and state construction requirements.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to purchase a color copier from Midwest Business Supply.
Mr. Ploium presented two options for replacing the leaking boiler.
Mr. Ploium presented an article about three recommendations on transporting students.
Mr. Ploium presented the coming events.
Renae Kennedy presented the financial reports.
The next board meeting will be October 12 at 6 p.m. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting.
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