1/27/2010 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

December 7, 2009

The Leeds City Council met in regular session December 7, 2009 at 6 p.m.

at the Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Lori Nelsen, Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman and Kyle Nelsen. Also present were Rick Anderson, Gywene Owens and Steve Rohrer. Betty Anderson called the meeting to order.

A discussion was held with Rick Anderson of North Central Planning concerning the water tower. The repairs are finished. The grant paid for

$16,975 and the city will pay $1,697.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to start the roof project on the water plant approximately January 1, 2010. The motion carried. The amendment for the water grant is at the government office.

Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer met with the council. He did not have much to report, but wanted to let residents know to be careful of the icy roads in town.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Kyle Nelsen, to approve the minutes. The motion carried.

The council reviewed the past, present and upcoming calendar.

Arrearage payment plans were reviewed. A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Kyle Nelsen, to accept payment plans. The motion carried.

Gywene Owens was in to discuss a water complaint. The council will research the complaint and decide what to do.

The council reviewed the Equipment Purchase Plan. A motion was made to purchase equipment from Chad’s Amoco. A roll call vote was held with Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman and Lori Nelsen voting yes. Kyle Nelsen abstained. The motion carried.

The council reviewed water/sewer/garbage.

A motion was made by Kyle Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to give the Leeds Park Board a key to city hall for its meetings. The motion carried.

The lot surveys have been completed. The council will be sending out a letter to update residents soon.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Kyle Nelsen, to go back to one meeting per month. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to pay bills. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Benson Co. Farmers Press $203.60

Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00

NPEC 528.57

H&H Coatings 1,697.00

Home of Economy 34.91

Durbin Excavating 1,707.80

RR Management 424.83

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

North Central Soil 290.00

Dakota Web 60.00

B & H Oil 81.18

ND Dept. of Health 32.00

Library 200.83

VISA 399.80

Hawkins 461.25

Moller’s 598.21

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor

Betty Anderson

Presiding


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

December 21, 2009

The Leeds City Council met in regular session on December 21, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Lori Nelsen, Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman and Kyle Nelsen and Mayor Lloyd Himle.

Also present were Glen Lueck of the Midwest Assistance Program, Jan Lee and Jeff Jacobson. Lloyd Himle called the meeting to order.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Lori Nelsen, to approve the minutes. The motion carried.

Jan Lee was in to give a FEMA update on her property. FEMA has not given official word on her case. She would like to have her house on its own water and sewer line, but the city will not pay for it. This would be the responsibility of the property owner.

Jeff Jacobson was in on behalf of Horizons to submit a bill for the building of the food pantry.

Glen Lueck of the Midwest Assistance Program was in to discuss the Rate & Usage Survey he did for the city. The council will review the recommended rates and discuss them at the next meeting. The council is considering hosting a town meeting, if and when, water/sewer/garbage rates are raised.

Jady Stuberg updated the council on the dump ground citations the city received. The dump ground manager needs to have a burn permit any time there will be burning at the dump grounds. Jady Stuberg needs a place to put the sander truck for the winter.

A motion was made by Betty Anderson, seconded by Lori Nelsen, to approve KJ’s special liquor permit and EDC gaming permit. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Betty Anderson, to approve six-month liquor license applications for KJ’s and Earl’s. The motion carried.

Brandi Anderson will find the motion that was done last year to remove the abandoned vehicles in front of Rod Baker’s house. These are a hazard and need to be removed.

The city received all the documents they asked for from Price Asphalt.

Brandi Anderson will get a final bill and Kyle Nelsen will review the paperwork.

Brandi Anderson will bill Noridian Administrative Services for arrearage and also start billing them on a monthly basis, as this has not been done.

The council discussed the property for sale in town.

The council submitted beautification nuisance reports to Brandi Anderson. She will send them out to residents.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Kyle Nelsen, to accept Brandi Anderson’s purchase authorization request. The motion carried.

The council reviewed the past, present and upcoming calendar.

The council reviewed water/sewer/garbage.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to pay bills. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Chad’s Amoco $74.91

One Call Concepts 2.60

Hawkins 654.38

Leeds Airport 29.81

City of Rugby 440.00

Lutheran Cemetery 1,193.75

NPEC 300.00

Tracy’s Market 23.81

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,746.30

Kyle Nelsen 25.91

James Buckmeier 600.00

Land Surveying Service 790.00

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

KNOX CITY COUNCIL

January 8, 2010

A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, January 8, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the shop of J.P. Robbins due to the weather. Present were Mayor Lloyd Marchus, Aldermen Sharon Hart and J.P. Robbins and City Auditor Pat Robbins.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marchus. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Auditor Robbins. Hart moved to approve the minutes. Robbins seconded. The motion carried.

The financial reports were presented by Auditor Robbins. Alderman Robbins moved to approve the reports. Hart seconded. The motion carried.

Bills approved for December were as follows:

Waste Management $302.48

Otter Tail Power Co. 223.45

Benson Co. Farmers Press 64.32

Lloyd Marchus 170.00

Sharon Hart 79.32

J.P. Robbins 119.00

Snow removal 70.81

Pat Robbins 85.00

Discussion was held on snow removal. Hart made a motion to increase the hourly rate for Hageness to $50, Bobcat rent to $30 and tractor rent to $30. Robbins seconded. The motion carried.

Robbins presented information on state surplus property available to the city. A designated official would have to be registered with the state.

Changing the date for the council meeting was discussed. The issue was tabled for a future meeting.

The next meeting will be Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held at the shop of J.P. Robbins.

There being no further business Hart made a motion to adjourn. Robbins seconded. The meeting adjourned Pat Robbins 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)


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

January 12, 2010

Mayor Rodney Maddock called a special meeting of the Maddock City Council to order Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maddock City Hall. Present were Mayor Maddock; council members, Kent Neppl, Marilyn Allan and Larry Summers; and Doug Arnston, Paul Backstrom and Debbie Tracy.

The reason for the special meeting was for the Harriman/Plum’s Hardware Building Committee to update the council on plans for renovation. They discussed many options with the council.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Donna Rice

Deputy City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

December 15, 2009

The Benson County commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 9 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, David Davidson and Michael N.

Steffan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee. Other people present were Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press.

Highway Superintendent Don Trnka, and Applicant Agent, Dawn Flemmer met with the board to give updates on their respective offices. Trnka discussed haul roads for upcoming projects and load limits. The board stated Trnka needs to be present for the pre-inspection process on the roads. The board concluded the load limits should be set at 80,000 lbs.

Trnka discussed issues concerning the bridge in South Viking Township.

Trnka stated public input results were that the bridge needs to stay in use. Trnka asked if new decking should be placed on the bridge. Trnka stated the bridge would last longer if restrictions were posted limiting traffic to only small vehicles. Trnka discussed a road grade raise with the board on the Brinsmade Road east. The board concluded 1/2 foot of clay and 1/2 foot of gravel should be placed on the road. Trnka stated this project would need to be bid. Trnka stated the bill from Wold Engineering discussed at the previous meeting will be paid out of the road budget rather than stimulus funds as additional FEMA payments have been received. He presented a report of the amounts owing the county by the townships. Steffan discussed signing issues between Twin Tree and Rock Townships.

Flemmer presented a FEMA Project Report to the board. She stated most of the concurrences have been received.

The board reviewed Flemmer’s application for the DEM position and interviewed her. The board questioned if she could handle the contract for application agent along with the DEM position. Flemmer indicated she thought she would be able to handle both positions.

State’s Attorney James P. Wang arrived at the meeting at 10:05 a.m.

Bob Indvik of Wold Engineering met with the board. The board discussed load limits with Indvik. Indvik stated the roads were not designed for 105,500 lbs., but some may be able to handle 92,000 lbs.

Indvik stated he needs to compile a list of property owners along unpaved Highway #30. The auditor stated she would get this information to him.

The board interviewed Chris Lauinger for the DEM position and reviewed her application.

Ellen Huffman met with the board and presented an Application for Inundated Property on parcels #38-0000-09265-000, #38-0000-09267-00 and #38-0000-09268-000. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the application. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

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

A motion was made by Davidson, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Lowell Haagenson, Glenn Hoffman, Bruce Terpening and Michael N. Steffan to the Benson County Job Development Authority Board for a period of three years commencing December 29, 2009. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to reappoint Ellen Huffman as Tax Equalization Director for a period of one year commencing January 1, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to reappoint Tim Finley and Travis Anderson to the Benson County Weed Board for a period of four years commencing January 1, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Davidson, to reappoint Jean Olson as Superintendent of Schools for a period of one year commencing January 1, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to reappoint Carol Kurtz to the Lake Region Human Service Center Advisory Council for a period of two years commencing January 1, 2010. All members voted yes.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Haagenson, to amend the 2009 budgets as needed. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Wang presented a response letter from the attorney for a Benson County employee, who was presented a letter of reprimand. The date on the letter showed December 11, 2009. The board questioned what action Wang will take regarding the letter.

Public Health Nurse Shelley Aabrekke met with the board and presented her monthly report for November 2009.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND Dept. of Health dated December 2, 2009 regarding CC Recycling.

The board also reviewed a memo from NCPC dated December 9, 2009 regarding a Community Development Block Grant.

A letter from NDRIN dated December 7, 2009 regarding a refund of NDRIN reserves was presented to the board.

Wang updated the board on the recent termination of a Benson County employee and the reasons for termination.

Davidson left the meeting at 11:13 a.m.

The proposed computer maintenance agreement between Benson County and Dakota Computer Pros was presented to the board. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Haagenson, to make a change to the contract to state it needs to be renewed each year and to have the chairman sign the revised contract. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs dated December 8, 2009 regarding the recent training attended by VSO Officer David Daeley.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to hire Dawn Flemmer as DEM effective January 1, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the Public Service Commission dated December 1, 2009 regarding the Northern Plains Railroad rail abandonment in Benson and Ramsey Counties.

The board also reviewed a letter from the Lake Region Heritage Center, Inc. dated December 8, 2009 regarding a request for financial assistance. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to not contribute to the center. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter submitted regarding a request for wages/costs reimbursement for mowing ditches in Pleasant Lake Township.

Wang advised that a letter be sent to the landowner requesting payment of the amount. If payment is not received, the costs should be assessed to the landowner’s 2010 property taxes as a special assessment.

The board reviewed information presented on a group health insurance place from HMO.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded Hvinden, to transfer $583.45 from County Poor to Social Services and to transfer $18,291.19 from County Poor to Emergency Poor. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to transfer $8,000 from the State Revenue Sharing Fund to the County Agent Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a proposed letter to be sent to Brady Martz & Associates dated December 15, 2009 regarding the presentation of financial statements for Benson County. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Hvinden, to have the chairman sign the letter. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the buyback option date for the 2006 motor graders being used by the highway department.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Jason Lee

Chairman


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

January 5, 2010

The Benson County commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, David Davidson and Michael N. Steffan.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee. Other people present were Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press and State’s Attorney James P. Wang.

Highway Superintendent Don Trnka, Ron Stadum, road department foreman, and DEM Dawn Flemmer met with the board. Trnka updated the board on the happenings of the road department. He indicated the new John Deere motor graders are performing well.

Trnka discussed the bridge in South Viking Township. He stated if new decking is placed on the bridge, it would be possible to get many more years of use out of the bridge. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Steffan, to repair the bridge. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Discussion was held on Old Highway #281 and the last grade raise to 1454’.

Trnka indicated the Minnewaukan City mayor questioned if the board would consider charging a reduced rate to the city of Minnewaukan for snow removal if it should choose to have the county do all of its snow removal. The concern was that all other entities would want the reduced rate also. The board questioned how many cities hire the road department to do snow removal. A motion was made by Haagenson, seconded by Davidson, to not allow reduced snow removal rates to the city of Minnewaukan. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND DOT dated December 22, 2009 regarding a possible second economic recovery package.

Trnka stated one of his full-time employees retired and asked that two temporary employees be upgraded to seasonal employees. He stated the upgrade of one employee would take place immediately and the other would take place in the spring. Wang gave input as to the time period an employee designated as a "temporary" employee should work. Discussion was held on the extra costs involved in hiring two seasonal employees to replace one full-time employee. Steffan gave input as to the meaning of a "temporary" employee.

Aaron Longie came to the meeting to discuss his status as a "temporary"

employee.

The board considered moving Lester Ellingson Jr. from a "temporary"

employee to a "seasonal" employee. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to terminate Ellingson as a "temporary" employee and hire him as a "seasonal" employee effective January 1, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board questioned Longie as to when he would like to start as a "seasonal" employee. He indicated it would work best for him in the spring time. Trnka stated his intention would then be that Longie work as a "temporary" employee until spring and then be upgraded to a "seasonal" employee. Trnka requested permission to hire Longie as a "temporary" employee through March 31, 2010 for snow removal and training purposes and that he be hired as a "seasonal" employee April 1, 2010. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Haaagenson, to terminate Longie’s current "temporary" position as of December 31, 2009 and to hire him in a new temporary position for snow removal and training purposes until the road superintendent chooses to hire him as a "seasonal" employee. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Trnka presented a road budget justification sheet for 2009 to the board and explained his final year end expenditures/revenues.

Flemmer updated the board on issues involving the applicant agent/DEM position. Flemmer questioned what days the commissioners would like her to work as DEM. The board gave input on its thoughts. She discussed an upcoming seminar in Bismarck she plans to attend.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of December 15, 2009. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to elect Lowell Haagenson as chairman and David Davidson as vice chairman of the Benson County Board of Commissioners for 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. Chairman Haagenson presided over the remainder of the meeting.

The board reviewed the audit report from Brady Martz & Associates for the years ending December 31, 2007 and 2008. The auditor went over the audit with the board and reviewed the recommendations made.

VSO David Daeley met with the board and commented on recent training he attended.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to accept the following Pledge of Depositories and Securities. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

PLEDGE OF DEPOSITORIES

As of December 31, 2009, all monies of Benson County are deposited in the following banking institutions: Bremer Bank-Minnewaukan, United Community Bank of ND-Leeds, North Star Community Credit Union-Maddock.

PLEDGE OF SECURITIES:

BREMER BANK

MINNEWAUKAN

Total Certificates

of Deposit $42,478.04

Total Money Market $2,010,745.13

Total Checking Account

12/31/09 $1,317,490.67

Total $3,370,713.84

Pledge of Securities –

par value $5,720,415.86

UNITED COMMUNITY BANK OF ND

LEEDS

Total Certificates

of Deposit $225,609.83

Pledge of Securities $28,295,207.95

NORTH STAR COMMUNITY

CREDIT UNION

MADDOCK

Total Certificates

of Deposit $ 101,742.47

Insured by NCUA $ 250,000.00

The board reviewed an Application for Zoning Ordinance Variance submitted by Central Power, which was approved by the Benson County Zoning Board. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to approve the variance. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board also reviewed an Application for Zoning Ordinance Variance submitted by Jim Yri of West Bay Resort, for expanding the number of campground sites at his resort. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to approve the variance. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The auditor explained issues involved in setting up medical flex spending accounts for employees to pay health/dental/vision premium costs from. The board telephoned Eric Herrmann regarding the process of implementing medical flex spending accounts for payment of premiums.

Discussion was held on hours worked by the custodian. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to set the hours to be worked by the custodian to between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and to not allow for working overtime hours. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed and discussed the monthly county bills, along with the Benson County Transportation expenses for December 2009. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Davidson, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Social Welfare $4,717.66

Maddock City 77.16

Moller’s, Inc. 44.50

Richard Benson 307.50

Ag Resources 59.09

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 4,770.27

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 5,773.10

Bonnie Erickson 240.00

Clutes Office Equipment 148.15

Comfort Inn 236.00

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 100.50

Garrison Diversion Dist. 40.25

LR Law Enforcement Ctr. 1,948.00

Maddock Mini Mart 666.00

NDCAA 75.00

ND State Treasurer 3,385.63

Otter Tail Power Co. 993.67

Service Tire 464.60

Jean Olson 13.20

Sports Awards 70.50

Benson Co. Highway Dept 15,406.59

Chad’s Amoco 165.95

Dakota Computer Pros 550.00

Farmers Union Oil 1,111.92

Gateway Master Dist. Inc. 715.56

ND Telephone Co. 164.30

Information Technology Dept. 65.00

ND Telephone Co. 1,617.74

Wal-Mart Community 48.44

State of ND Dept. of Human

Services 30.79

Allen Brandvold 150.00

Esmond City 25.05

Heck Trucking 3,412.80

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 222.60

Cass County Tr. 74.00

Dean Petska 150.00

Information Technology Dept. 474.80

James Wang 638.00

Lana Johnson 60.58

Lisa Wold 150.00

ND Telephone Co. 627.90

North Star Community

Credit Union 732.81

Rhoda Pfeifer 49.80

Universal Services 68.00

Benson County Treasurer 17,305.39

Ellen Huffman 1,800.00

Alltel 44.32

David Hoffert 250.00

Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair 161.08

Quality Welding 340.08

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 204.84

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 8,374.16

Clutes Office Equipment 1,561.00

Bonita Knatterud 144.80

Darryl Biby 79.61

Lyndon Olson 78.51

Travis Anderson 480.00

Travis Anderson 103.81

Tim Finley 320.92

United States Treasury 1,580.00

Wanda Teigen 801.67

Aflac 928.70

Barbara Arndt 39.76

Barry Cox 89.00

Chad’s Amoco 189.65

Minnewaukan City 105.95

Comfort Inn 59.00

Erling Karlsbraaten 74.70

Gladstone Inn 63.00

JS Vending, Inc. 56.94

Margaret Toso 44.76

ND Newspaper Assn. 162.30

ND Telephone Co. 53.54

Ralph Olson 62.60

Tracy’s Market 25.28

Balco Uniform Co. Inc. 1,020.00

Clutes Office Equipment 147.99

Colonial 34.75

Computer Software

Associates 23.00

Devils Lake Wireless

Concepts 409.90

Dental Service Corp. of ND 3,196.08

Gaffaney’s of Minot 131.00

Institute of Local Gvt. 90.00

ND Assn. of Counties 19,078.08

Oscar E. Kleven 126.50

Reliable Office Supplies 68.40

Service Tire 447.66

Universal Services 133.00

Lake Chevrolet 81.50

Marketplace Motors 24.99

Nationwide Retirement

Solutions 1,019.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 11,487.54

Stones Mobile Radio, Inc. 7,040.46

Social Welfare 9,786.50

Black Construction 1,490.00

Butler Machinery 1,959.00

Maddock City 77.16

Minnewaukan City 48.50

Darrell’s Electric Inc. 678.73

Ebach Construction 8,882.00

Keller Plbg. 44.51

Lake Lumber 26.56

Lannie Simonson Bldg. Co. 201.64

Lyle Signs, Inc. 46.37

NAPA Auto Parts 221.48

Nodak Electric Cooperative 235.72

Northern Plains Elec. Co-op 25.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 232.95

US Postmaster 176.00

Power Plan (RDO Equip) 263.28

Benson Co. Farmers Press 16.50

TSC Store Inc. 12.99

Wal-Mart 31.22

Wold Engineering 8,551.93

Dawn Flemmer 1,035.00

Esmond Township 3,175.88

Lallie Township 1,746.43

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 200.00

Cass County Tr. 116.00

Michael Steffan 280.50

David Davidson 52.80

Curtis Hvinden 99.00

Jason Lee 81.95

Lowell Haagenson 48.40

Dakota Computer Pros 5,000.00

Farmers Union Oil-Mdk 242.16

Gilbertson Funeral Home 415.00

Hoiberg’s 23.58

Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. 726.92

Lake Region Law

Enforcement Ctr. 17,391.85

Mac’s Inc. 25.77

Maddock Mini Mart 422.45

ND Secretary of State 879.84

Northern Plains Elec. Co-op 25.98

Paulson Supply 31.50

Pitney Bowes 450.72

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 1,181.39

Rev. Allen Campbell 25.00

VISA 330.21

Wal-Mart 20.36

Distribution to Entities 596,618.63

NET PAYROLL

December 2009

County Agent $1,036.05

Emergency Disaster 00.00

VSO 983.67

County Road 34,738.39

Social Services 28,113.58

County General 37,891.50

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Davidson, to go into executive session to discuss contract and administrative issues at 11:55 a.m. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The portion of the meeting was taped.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to terminate executive session at 12:09 p.m. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Lowell Haagenson

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

December 2, 2009

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held December 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, Robert Greywater, Shirley Stensland and Raymond Cavanaugh.

Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Jennifer Black, Rena Lohnes, Lynette Lovejoy, Daryl Three Irons and Kim Three Irons. Dr. Longie, board president, called the meeting to order at 4:37 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Robert Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve the agenda and consent agenda with the addition of public input. With four voting in favor and one abstaining, the motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

DECEMBER 2009

Alltel $90.07

Anderson, Christina 219.00

Anderson, Christina 23.79

Anderson, Stephanie 186.60

Bird, Jackie 1,500.00

Black, Kristi 219.00

Country Counseling

Deb Hanson 2,693.25

Dell Marketing 860.05

Gallagher, Lorelei 45.65

Griffin, Johnda 945.00

Hanson, Curt 168.50

Hanson, Deb 2,346.75

Johnson, Sandra 54.80

Kentucky Fried Chicken 35.63

LBE & Associates 469.00

MDU 28.70

ND Safety Council 15.16

ND Telephone Co 2,585.21

Ness, Hayley 219.00

Olson, Jeff 150.40

Pearce And Durick 587.20

Pitney Bowes 447.30

Pizza Hut 100.00

Purchase Power 500.00

Quilt Essential 304.96

Schoolmasters 325.50

Stensli, Marte 57.46

Subway 235.12

The Glass Shop Inc 325.83

The View 50.00

Trottier Jr., Wayne 189.20

Trottier Jr., Wayne 135.50

Wal-Mart 772.98

Xerox Corp 80.79

Xerox Corp 4,636.38

SUBTOTAL 21,603.78

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Berg, Eric 89.50

Berg, Eric 89.50

Boyeff, Tim 89.50

Brown, Kent 117.00

Brown, Kent 117.00

Coca Cola Bottling 562.40

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 300.00

Fuchs, Jeff 250.00

Fuchs, Jeff 250.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Fuchs, Jeff 200.00

Hanson, Ryan 150.00

Hanson, Ryan 250.00

Hanson, Ryan 100.00

Hanson, Ryan 250.00

Hanson, Ryan 200.00

Hanson, Ryan 200.00

Hanson, Ryan 200.00

Hanson, Ryan 100.00

Hanson, Ryan 200.00

Hanson, Ryan 200.00

Hanson, Ryan 100.00

Hoiberg’s 100.30

Hunt, Chad 89.50

Johnston, Terry 89.50

Johnston, Terry 89.50

Johnston, Terry 89.50

JS Vending 1,509.35

Klier, Dean 155.50

Lakeview Dairy 479.20

Leevers 536.37

Mercy Hospital 46.28

Mertens, Danny 106.00

Mertens, Danny 119.00

Mertens, Danny 89.50

Mertens, Danny 116.00

Mertens, Joe 119.00

Mertens, Roger 89.50

Mertens, Roger 116.00

Mertens, Roger 135.50

Palmer, Chad 119.00

Palmer, Chad 89.50

Pepsi Cola 2,007.96

Ploium, Corey 135.50

Ploium, Corey 89.50

Power Ad Co, Inc. 212.12

Soper, Mark 89.50

Soper, Mark 89.50

Soper, Mark 89.50

Training Room 6.95

Universal Athletic 1,752.58

Wallace, Terry 116.00

Wallace, Terry 116.00

Wallace, Terry 89.50

Wal-Mart 497.63

Yankton, Justin 89.50

Yankton, Justin 119.00

Yoder, Ryan 116.00

Yoder, Ryan 89.50

Yoder, Ryan 89.50

SUBTOTAL 15,694.64

TOTAL 37,298.42

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mr. Robert Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Marty Greywater, to approve the minutes of November 4 and 20, 2009 as is. With four in favor and one abstaining, the motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson’s report was FYI regarding Academic Jeopardy Bowl, testing in December, Saturday school, enrollment update and tutoring with Lisa Rainbow.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mr. Robert Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs.

Stensland, to approve the Personnel Report as is. Discussion was held regarding the head boys’ basketball coach position. With four voting in favor and one abstaining, the motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: FYI — facilities, transportation director’s job description, athletic director direction, meet with tribal school regarding athletic director joint position, NDHSAA decision on boys’

basketball probation, appeal process of NDHSAA decision, resignation from school board member, and Agreement of Assurance with Kristi Black.

The board would like a three year commitment from Mrs. Black in order to obtain her counselor’s credentials. The board recommended Dr. Trottier give the transportation director a copy of his job description.

Mr. Robert Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to accept the resignation of Raymond Cavanaugh as school board member. With four in favor, the motion carried.

Discussion was held on appointing a new board member and how to decide.

Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to appoint Leander Russell McDonald as a school board member to fill the newly vacant position. With four in favor, the motion carried.

PUBLIC INPUT: Mrs. Lynette Lovejoy dispersed a letter of complaint to the school board regarding Mr. Marty Greywater. She would like the board to remove him from the board. The board explained to Mrs. Lovejoy that only the public could remove him so she would have to file a Recalling an Elected Official Form.

Discussion was held regarding the NDHSAA’s decision and Mr. Rick Smith.

Parents of the boys’ basketball players said they were never informed of exactly what happened. Dr. Longie directed Dr. Trottier to have a letter sent out to parents regarding this issue within two days.

Mr. Robert Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Marty Greywater, to enter executive session per ND Century Code Section 44-04-19-1, attorney consultation. With four in favor and one absent the motion carried.

The board entered executive session at 5:28 p.m.

The board exited executive session at 6:01 p.m.

Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robert Greywater, for Dr.

Trottier to seek legal consultation to study the board’s option on a personnel issue. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robert Greywater, to hire Mr. Kent Kjemstead and Mr. Larry Klundt to review previous boys’

basketball school records for the last five years for eligibility. With four in favor and one absent, the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


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