NOTICE OF HEARING
ON APPLICATION TO DRAIN WATER
FROM DEVILS LAKE TO THE SHEYENNE RIVER
TAKE NOTICE that the State Water Commission, 900 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, has filed an application for a permit to drain water from Devils Lake to the Sheyenne River to address flooding impacts of the rising level of Devils Lake. The project involves upgrading the capacity of the existing Devils Lake Outlet from 100 cfs to 250 cfs. The existing Devils Lake Outlet consists of three miles of pipeline, eleven miles of open channel and two pump stations. Water is taken from Round Lake, which is currently connected to the West Bay of Devils Lake. The drain outlet discharges into an oxbow of the Sheyenne River in the SE
1/4 of Section 8, Township 151 North, Range 68 West. The application has been determined by the State Engineer to be of statewide and interdistrict significance.
TAKE NOTICE that the Ramsey and Towner County Water Resource Districts will consider said application in a hearing to be held January 26, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the Robert Fawcett Auditorium, Lake Region State College,
1801 College Drive North, Devils Lake, ND. This hearing is being held to provide all persons interested an opportunity to present their view in person or in writing.
All documentary information the applicant intends to present at the hearing will be available for public review in the offices of the Towner County Auditor, Towner County Courthouse, Cando, ND and the Ramsey County Water Resource District, Ramsey County Courthouse, Devils Lake, ND at least fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing.
If auxiliary aids or services such as readers, signers, or Braille material are required, please contact the Ramsey County Water Resource District, c/o Jim Herda, 524 4th Avenue #12, Devils Lake, ND 58301 at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing.
(Publish Jan. 6 and 13, 2010)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Matter of the Estate of Hulda R. Hoover, 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 Glen A. Matthews, 708 2nd Ave. SW, Apt. 8, Rugby, ND 58368, personal representative of the estate, or filed with the court.
Dated this 30th day of November, 2009.
-s-Glen A. Matthews
Glen A. Matthews
-s-Galen J. Mack
Galen J. Mack
Mack Law Offices, PC
PO Box 196
Rugby, ND 58368
Attorney for Personal Representative
First publication on the 13th day of January, 2010.
(Publish Jan. 13, 20 & 27, 2010)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL
January 4, 2010
A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Maddock Jan. 4, 2010 at 7 p.m. at city hall. Present for roll call were council members Kent Neppl, Marilyn Allan and Larry Summers. Also present were Frank Mosser, Keith Winson, Ned Mitzel, Debbie Tracy, Travis Peterson, James Wang, Vonda and Clair Antonson and Brian Maddock.
A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Allan, to approve the minutes from the December 7, 2009 regular meeting and the December 14 and 29,
2009 special meetings. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Neppl, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.
Employee wages $6,004.57
ND State Tax
Ramsey National Bank 1,555.90
Ag Resources 345.55
Power Assn. . 525.00
Butler Machinery Co. 83.72
BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 1,825.20
General Equip. &
Supplies Inc. 3,620.00
Frank L. Mosser 238.31
C/O R. Maddock 250.00
Maddock EDC 225.00
Consumer Assn. 192.00
Moller’s Inc. 61.18
ND Telephone Co. 392.45
ND Water Users Assn. 100.00
One Call, Inc. 2.60
Red River Valley &
Western RR 270.00
Rural Leadership ND 70.00
Treasurer’s Office 4,976.99
Benson Co. Farmers Press 100.40
Double M Sanitation 3,575.00
Hoibergs, Inc. 153.68
Maddock Mini Mart 779.30
Gus’s Auto 399.74
Northern Plains Electric 27,436.79
Pamela Lee 21.21
Western Area Power 7,285.74
Gassy Fanny’s 724.05
Mosser inquired what he should do with the excess snow that is piled up in the city. The council authorized him to contact contractors and get estimates on hauling the snow out of the city.
Clair and Vonda Antonson appeared before the council along with their attorney, James Wang to discuss concerns they have with the dryer bins located near their home.
Brian Maddock was present on behalf of the Benson County Water Board regarding flooding caused by Moose Creek. A project to clean out the creek was approved by the NRCS and the cost of this was $4,000.00. They are requesting the city’s assistance with payment for this project.
Debbie Tracy was present and requested information concerning the city’s tax incentives. The council reviewed and discussed the minutes from June 2, 2008 regarding tax incentives. A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Neppl, to revise the current tax incentives to read as follows: years one and two will be paid in full and the third year, half the tax bill will be paid, with a maximum of $2,000 per year. This applies to businesses, residents and non-residents who are purchasing a new business or home and non-residents who purchase an existing home or business in Maddock. The motion carried.
NDPERS retirement for full-time city employees was discussed. A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Allan, that the city will contribute 5.26% and the employee 4.0% on the gross amount of their salary. The motion carried.
The next meeting will be February 9, 2010 at 7 p.m. The meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
December 7, 2009
A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held Dec. 7, 2009.
Present were Mayor James Nelson and city council members Eloise Ploium, Pete Hager and Doug Schmid. Also present was Linda Walter. Dave Stenberg was absent.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Nelson.
A motion was made by Ploium, sec-onded by Schmid, to approve the minutes of the regular November meeting. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Schmid, sec-onded by Hager, to approve the minutes of the special meeting. The motion carried.
Old business: The drinking water report for Nov. 17, 2009 was negative.
New business: Discussion was held about the water manager attending the 24th annual expo Feb. 16-18, 2010. New water testing equipment was reviewed and discussed. A motion was made by Hager, seconded by Schmid, to purchase new equipment. The motion carried.
The community center was receiving an electric climate control rate.
Otter Tail Power Co. has eliminated that rate. Effective Dec. 1, 2009, the new rate is now General Services, 20 KW and greater.
A motion was made by Hager, seconded by Ploium, to pay the bills. The motion carried.
Otter Tail Power Co. $485.55
Waste Management 769.75
ND Telephone Co. 60.82
Benson Co. Farmers Press 57.91
Farmers Union Oil Co. 1.98
ND Public Health Lab 32.00
ND Public Health Lab 32.00
Farmers Union Oil Co. 9.89
Internal Revenue Service 45.53
Corey Ploium 184.70
Linda Walters 369.40
Linda Walters 58.15
Anne Nelson 32.10
City of Oberon 138.00
Karen Peterson of Karen’s Place, KJP, Inc., met with the council and requeseted a renewal of her retail liquor license and her beer license for 2010. A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Ploium, to renew the licenses. The motion carried.
Jason Lee, chairman of the Benson County commission, requested a meeting with the council at the Jan. 4, 2010 meeting. The request was made by phone.
A motion was made by Hager, seconded by Ploium, to adjourn. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned.
James. C. Nelson
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