1/20/2010 – Public Notices


 

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

December 9, 2009

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held December 9, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Superintendent Joel Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Absent was Brian Engstrom. Also present was Mark Swanson.

Additions to the agenda: New Business — county auditor’s tax evaluation.

The minutes of the previous regular meeting on November 19, 2009 were approved after one correction to student of the quarter list.

The board reviewed the superintendent’s first evaluation.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the School Bus Idling Policy.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the bills and financial reports.

Anne Carlsen Center

for Children $14,392.44

B & H Oil Co. 4,940.11

Beckman, Colleen 150.00

Benson Co.

Farmers Press 235.84

Benson Co. Treasurer 632.86

City of Leeds 552.00

Clute 412.00

Computer Store, Inc, The 794.55

Consolidated Plastics 412.07

Duran, Brandi 702.00

EduTech 20.00

Fargo-Moorhead Theatre 650.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 977.07

Gaffaney’s, Inc. 650.10

Glass Shop, Inc 48.44

Hasse Plumbing and

Water Works 248.84

Information Technology

Department 149.00

Inventive Communications,

LLC 378.00

ITD 154.00

Johnson Clinic, PC 84.00

Lake Region Sheet

Metal, Inc. 2,669.88

LaMotte’s Paint &

Glass Co. 121.64

Leeds School

Foodservice Fund 1,104.00

Manley, Jeffrey 6.50

MATHCOUNTS 40.00

Menards 199.98

Minot Public Schools 880.00

Moser, Sheila 102.14

ND Telephone Co. 316.95

NDASA 140.00

NDASSP 120.00

ND Telephone Co. 292.43

NESC 4,000.00

OfficeMax 181.73

Oriental Trading

Company, Inc. 98.34

Otter Tail Power Co. 3,226.48

Paulson Supply Inc. 2,480.71

Leeds Postmaster 185.00

Praxair 21.30

Quill Corp. 25.22

Reliance Telephone

Systems, Inc. 444.00

Reslock Printing 156.00

Scholastic Magazines 60.83

School Specialty, Inc. 247.38

SimplexGrinnell 80.00

Technology Learning

Cooperative 2,000.00

Towner Co. Record Herald 32.00

Tracy’s 6.28

US Postal Service 506.60

US Foodservice 7,125.00

Wal-Mart 103.23

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: Semester finals-December 18, 21 and 22; high school Christmas concert, December 10; club Christmas party; RTI workshop attended by Mr. Manley and Mrs.

April Anderson. Athletic director notes: Girls’ basketball finished third at Lake Region invitational, Allison Manley, Dorothia Santos and Brittany Omen named to all-tournament team; boys’ basketball started,45 players 7-12; and football survey- 3 or 4 divisions with interest in 6-man football.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: Destination Imagination had first organizational meeting; LEGO team; elementary students decorated Christmas trees downtown; three teacher evaluations completed by December 15; T-shirts for elementary students and staff purchased with Box Top money; two new students starting December 14 and one new student began November 23.

Mr. Braaten presented quotes for a new dishwasher for the lunch room.

It was moved, seconded and carried to purchase a new dishwasher from US Foodservice for $7,125.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the Audit Policy.

It was moved, seconded and carried to amend the Search of Lockers Policy.

It was moved, seconded and carried to amend the Search of Students and Students’ Personal Property Policy.

It was moved, seconded and carried to amend the Search and Seizure of Students Form Policy.

Mark Swanson reported on the boys’ basketball season and the number of Leeds and Minnewaukan players.

Mr. Braaten reported on the county taxable evaluation.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: Holiday gifts for staff; NESC meeting – we received a Mentorship Grant; January in-service; State NDREA meeting on accountability,; governing board members-possibly name an alternate board member to attend if the NESC representative cannot; and new bus is ordered.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 13, 2010 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

December 7, 2009

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held Dec. 7, 2009. In

attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Louise DeMarce, Karen Peterson, Tina Ross,

Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and

Business Manager Renae Kennedy. Guests were Jay Deckert, Kathy Resler

and Betty Rushfeldt.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to approve the minutes of

the November 9 meeting as read.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to accept the bills as

presented. Bills approved are as follows:

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $348.29

Scholastic Book Club 39.00

Positive Promotions 400.84

Radisson Hotel 126.00

Follett 45.00

Best Western Seven Seas 126.00

Tate Topa Tribal School 21.00

Food Services of America 136.74

Damian Kennedy 456.21

Corey Ploium 41.54

Betty Rushfeldt 331.58

Kenneth Ploium 358.70

Renae Kennedy 18.15

Betty Georgeson 3,243.62

Gerrells 80.99

Select Inn 100.00

State Auditor’s Office 125.00

E. Central 11,205.50

Julie Schuler 169.80

Erin Lacina 133.00

Dawn Johnson 100.00

ND Telephone Co. . 127.44

NDSC 45.49

Benson Co. Farmers Press 90.85

Farmers Union 1,113.42

Creative Impressions 205.00

Cindy Knowlen 92.35

HOT LUNCH FUND

Food Services of America $1,443.13

NDDPI 189.22

Bernard Food 336.66

Naomi Damschen 8.97

Jay Deckert presented minutes from the Hot Lunch Program meeting. There

was more discussion, including cook assistants can serve, a commercial

stove from Northwood, Fresh Food and Vegetable Program, points award

system from Food Services of America, leftovers and menus. A motion was

made, seconded and carried 4-0 to have Jay check out the stove in

Northwood. A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to send menus

home to parents. All other suggestions made will be discussed at another

time with implementation to start next school year.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to accept Ernest Scott’s bid

for the mini bus.

The board decided against the services provided by G&R controls and

opted to work with Otter Tail Power Co.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to hire Betty Georgeson as

kindergarten teacher for the second semester.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to pay Janet Dobler-Martz

$20 per counseling session and mileage.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to accept a contract with

Tutorial Services, Inc. for supplemental services as required by the

State Title I Office.

There were no violations on the Health Inspection Report.

Renae Kennedy presented infor-mation and data on the law about 70% of

new state aid money must be used on teacher compensation increases and

about carryover concerns for this year and next year.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to approve the school

construction approval request.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to insure the playground

equipment.

Renae Kennedy informed the board of suggestions from the State Fire &

Tornado Fund to change personal property from Actual Cash Value to

Replacement Cost Value. The board thought the teachers could do an

inventory of their rooms.

The board agreed to give all employees a Christmas bonus.

Five new students enrolled. Enroll-ment is up to 51 students.

Mr. Ploium presented the upcoming events.

Renae Kennedy presented the financial reports.

The next board meeting will be January 11 at 6 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETIONG

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

January 6, 2010

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held January 6, 2010 at

7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman,

council members Ellen Truax and DeLores Solway and City Auditor Misti

Arnold. Absent were Sylvester Hoffner and Lance Alexander.

A motion was made by Ellen Truax, seconded by DeLores Solway, to approve

the minutes of the regular meeting of December 2, 2009. The motion

carried unanimously.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Ellen Truax, to pay all

approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. Approved bills are as

follows:

Terry Schwab $429.43

Misti Arnold 554.10

Waste Management 1,422.83

ND Telephone Co. . 38.09

Otter Tail Power Co. 621.40

Benson Co. Farmers Press 42.21

ND League of Cities 236.00

MFOA 30.00

Dennis Leier 180.00

Internal Revenue Service 486.54

Postmaster 67.55

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 655.12

Farmers Union Oil Co. 354.16

The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at 7 p.m.

at the Esmond City Hall.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Ellen Truax, to adjourn

the meeting. The meeting adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


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

Personal Representative

-s-Galen J. Mack

Galen J. Mack

Mack Law Offices, PC

PO Box 196

Rugby, ND 58368

(701) 776-5246

Attorney for Personal Representative

First publication on the 13th day of January, 2010.

(Publish Jan. 13, 20 & 27, 2010)


AGENDA

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

January 20, 2010 – 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. Bus discussion; B. Graham’s Island discussion; C.

Basketball co-op discussion; D. ARRA report completed

VIII. New business. A. Impact Aid Application approval; B. Lake Area

Career Center Agreement for 2010-2011; C. Long-term planning process; D.

Short-term planning (2010-2011)

IX. Principals’ reports

X. Next meeting date and time

XI. Adjournment

(Publish January 20, 2010)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

January 12, 2010

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held Tuesday, Jan.

12, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the city library. Present were Mayor Trish

McQuoid; council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and

Shane Monda; City Auditor Debra Trnka; city maintenance man Ward

Christensen; Sheriff Steve Rohrer; Alan Nord, Tom Lang, Mark Lithun,

Claudette Carlson, Richard Peterson and Bruce Engelhardt.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the agenda with the addition of

how to fund sewer repairs on the north end of town. Monda seconded. The

motion carried unanimously.

After a report by Tom Lang, a motion was made by Monda to replace street

lights as they go down with the new style bulbs. Motis seconded. The

motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to rescind the liquor license held by

McQuoid’s Grocery as of February 1, 2010. Huffman seconded. The motion

carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to send Ward Christensen to water school

February 16-18. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to send Trish McQuoid to the water meet-ing

in Grand Forks January 21-22. Huffman seconded. The motion carried

unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve the minutes of the December 8,

2009 meeting with the following corrections/additions: On the motion by

Motis allowing the back room of the library to be used by some

Minnewaukan women, change women to adults and listing Dakota Spirits,

Miller’s Pub and McQuoid’s Grocery as the holders of the liquor

licenses. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to reject all bids on the tractor. Monda

seconded. The motion carried unani-mously.

A motion was made by Staloch to let the property owners know of the

scheduled sewer repair and that such repair work will be done at the

owner’s expense. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Tom

Traynor will be contacted and asked to prepare letters.

A motion was made by Motis to renew the service contract with ND

Department of Health Laboratory. Monda seconded. The motion carried

unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis that Debra Trnka, Trish McQuoid and Rita

Staloch be on the signature card for all city bank accounts. Monda

seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Monda that Mark Motis, Trish McQuoid and Debra

Trnka be the names on the safe deposit box. Huffman seconded. The motion

carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Monda to approve the building permit submitted by

Al Staloch. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to have Mayor McQuoid represent the city of

Minnewaukan for the North Central Planning Commission. Motis seconded.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to pay all bills. Monda seconded. The

motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:

McQuoid’s Grocery $258.82

Sheriff contract 300.00

Library 183.02

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Allan’s Skidsteer 100.00

One Call 9.10

Quill Office Products 62.98

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Northern Plains Electric 286.27

KLJ 311.24

Hawkins Water Treatment 2,328.00

B & H Oil 222.10

Commercial Maint.

Chemical Corp. 479.16

AmeriPride 68.75

Benson Co. Treasurer 975.91

Alltel 56.65

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 1,533.95

Benson Co. Farmers Press 129.84

Workforce Safety & Insurance 1,519.45

ND Telephone Co. 209.08

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,303.71

D. Trnka 37.22

Steve Huffman 1,098.18

ND Water Users Assn. 100.00

Target Roofing 18,800.00

ND Telephone Co. 206.07

Double M Sanitation 2,750.00

Alltel 56.32

LIBRARY FUND

Postmaster $44.00

Rhapsody Book Club 14.48

Demco 63.07

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Debra Trnka

City Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

November 10, 2009

A regular meeting of the Warwick School Board was held November 10,

2009. Present were Cavanaugh, Gravdahl, Thiele and Black. Absent was

McKelvey. Others present were Donna Black, Supt. Guthrie and Business

Manager Carol Walford. The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by

President Thiele.

Gravdahl made a mtion to approve the agenda. Cavanaugh seconded. The

motion carried.

Black made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Cavanaugh

seconded. The motion carried.

Darcie Delorme presented the attendance report. Discussion followed on

ways to improve attendance.

Emil Schoenfish presented the 08-09 audit report. Gravdahl made a motion

to approve the audit. Black seconded. The motion carried.

Cavanaugh made a motion to pay the bills. Black seconded. The motion

carried. Bills approved are as follows:

Diane Green $102.85

AmeriPride 322.55

Richard Bartlett 282.65

Benson Co. Farmers Press 296.81

Bergstrom Electric 8,304.46

Bio Corporation 624.29

Central Business Systems 10.97

City of Devils Lake 374.00

CountryInsure USA 1,355.00

Dacotah Paper Company 1,179.30

Dakota Fence 29.00

Devils Lake Glass & Paint 54.00

Ecolab 138.50

Emil Schoenfish 4,360.00

Charlotte Franks-Erickson 50.00

Gerrells & Company 30.00

Gleason Construction 114,000.00

Charles Guthrie 326.00

Haan Crafts 191.30

Ronald Jacobson 217.50

King Coal Furnace Corp. 1,100.00

Lake Region Painting Service 125.00

Lakeside Lock & Key 196.75

Mack Plumbing 224.03

McVille Hardware & Lumber 245.84

Menards-Fargo 127.92

Menards-Grand Forks 424.04

Mid-American Research

Chemical 371.00

Nasco 391.50

National Geographic School

Publishing 86.90

OfficeMax Incorporated 815.76

Pearson Education 885.19

Ramada Limited Suites 189.00

Rediker Software, Inc. 1,700.00

Renneberg Hardwoods, Inc. 810.75

School Specialty Inc. 12,499.30

SimplexGrinnell 35.00

Stein’s Inc. 525.22

Cecil Stewart 153.35

Tate Topa Tribal School 21.00

Larry Thiele 232.00

Warwick City 358.00

Warwick Oil 2,638.75

Superintendent Guthrie gave his report. The "Back to School Night" was a

great success and a discipline committee has been formed and is having

meetings.

Athletic Director Mr. Yetterboe gave his report. Cross-country and

elementary basketball will try getting the younger kids to play during

halftime of the boys’ basketball games. The co-op with Four Winds for

football was discussed. The board agreed to authorize Mr. Guthrie to

negotiate with Four Winds for the co-op. Rick Smith is to meet with Mr.

Guthrie and Mr. Yetterboe.

The Acceptable Use Policy was discussed but tabled until after the

discipline committee meets.

Cavanaugh will check with the casino on a Christmas party.

Cavanaugh made a motion to hire Sharon Chiang as special ed

paraprofessional. Black seconded. The motion carried.

Cavanaugh made a motion to hire Anthony Deegan as janitor. Gravdahl

seconded. The motion carried.

Mr. Guthrie presented a request from Mr. Bennefeld to take the boys’

basketball team to Minneapolis, Minn. Gravdahl made a motion to approve

the trip with the school paying for the rooms and meals. Black seconded.

The motion carried.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK SCHOOL BOARD

December 8, 2009

A regular meeting of the Warwick School Board was held December 8, 2009

in the computer room. Present were Thiele, McKelvey and Gravdahl. Absent

were Black and Cavanaugh. Others present were Supt. Guthrie, Prin.

Jacobson and Business Manager Carol Walford. The meeting was called to

order at 5:16 p.m. by President Thiele.

Gravdahl made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. McKelvey

seconded. The motion carried.

McKelvey made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 10

meeting. Gravdahl seconded. The motion carried.

Gravdahl made a motion to pay the bills. McKelvey seconded. The motion

carried. Bills approved are as follows:

Shandy Brown $120.00

Calloway House, Inc. 455.35

Barbara Eversvik 82.89

Reliable Office Supplies 751.60

Verizon Business 122.91

Wal-Mart 203.88

Expressway Suites 139.90

Haan Crafts 31.55

JS Vending 87.72

Mack Plumbing 658.90

ND Safety Council 45.00

Spirit Lake Casino & Resort 975.44

The Forum 72.75

The McGraw-Hill Companies 941.75

UPS 27.01

AmeriPride 183.71

Benson Co. Farmers Press 218.63

Bergstrom Electric Inc. 4,185.53

Kevin Cartwright 6.50

CDA/AAHPERD 165.00

Dacotah Paper Company 587.02

Discount Owl Pellets 22.05

Ecolab 34.50

Gerrells & Company 176.44

Charles Guthrie 6.50

Haan Crafts 179.70

Cherry Heinz 6.50

John R. Green Company 52.94

Johnson Controls 892.25

Kmart 114.90

Lake Region Sheet Metal 88.18

Lake Region Special Ed 64,558.30

Nardini Fire Equipment 392.01

ND Safety Council 45.49

NDHSAA 35.00

Radisson Hotel-Bismarck 63.00

Sioux-Per Propane 350.00

Training Room 46.31

Valuations Northwest 2,105.00

Warwick City 358.00

Weekly Reader 112.80

Wells Fargo Brokerage 12,859.91

Rebeca Gjovik 42.68

Wendy Gourneau 50.00

Tracy Helm-Sjoquist 26.04

Barbara Eversvik 21.50

Supt. Guthrie gave a review of the last Discipline and Attendance

Committee meeting and things that need to be completed. It was suggested

that new students be given all the policies when they enroll.

There was no report from the athletic director.

Elementary Principal Mr. Jacobson reported on attendance, accreditation

and new technology in the elementary school.

Supt. Guthrie reported on co-ops with Four Winds, the Library Literacy

Grant for next year, full-time business teacher, Christmas dinner at the

Casino December 12 at 6 p.m., staff potluck at the school on December

14, students in grades seven through twelve will be going to a movie in

New Rockford on December 22 and students in pre-kindergarten through

sixth grade will be staying at the school for classroom Christmas parties.

Supt. Guthrie reported that another bus route needs to be added, as the

buses are too crowded. Gravdahl made a motion to add another bus route.

McKelvey seconded. The motion carried. McKelvey made a motion to offer

the bus driver position to Duane Jackson. Gravdahl seconded. Roll call

vote: McKelvey-yes, Gravdahl-yes, Thiele-yes. The motion carried.

Mr. Jacobson is to have a full report on the transportation routes by

the next board meeting.

Supt. Guthrie presented a written report for the superintendent’s

evaluation. He was asked "What do you think has gone well? What do you

think has not gone well? What would you do differently?" Gravdahl made a

motion to accept the evaluation. McKelvey seconded. The motion carried.

The next meeting will be January 12 at 3 p.m. at Spirit Lake Casino &

Resort.

The meeting adjourned.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Larry Thiele

President


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