MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
February 3, 2010
A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held February 3, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members Ellen Truax, DeLores Solway and Sylvester Hoffner. Lance Alexander was absent. Also present was City Auditor Misti Arnold.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 6, 2010. Ellen Truax seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner to pay all approved bills.
DeLores Solway seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
Bills approved 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. 661.35
Benson Co. Farmers Press 28.81
Esmond Park Board 115.71
ND Rural Water 75.00
Dennis Leier 180.00
Workers Safety Insurance 250.15
ND Sewage Pump 300.00
Farmers Union Oil Co. 506.00
The year end financials were presented to council members. A motion was made by Ellen Truax to approve the year end financials. Sylvester Hoffner seconded. The motion carried unanimously. The year end financials will be posted at the Esmond Ramsey National Bank for viewing.
The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7 p.m.
at the Esmond City Hall.
DeLores Solway made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Sylvester Hoffner seconded. The meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL BOARD
January 6, 2010, 2:00 P.M.
A regular meeting of the Fort Totten School Board No. 30 was held January 6 at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the New Administration Building in Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Robert Greywater, Shirley Stensland and Leander "Russell" McDonald.
Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr., Hayley Ness, and Heather Lawrence.
Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 2:12 p.m.
Mrs. Stensland moved to approve the agenda and consent agenda with the addition of the Joint Board Meeting with Warwick and the monthly board meeting change. Dr. McDonald seconded. All were in favor. The motion carried.
Bills approved for payment are as follows:
Social Security 18,855.12
Federal W/Holding 11,195.86
State W/Holding 1,579.00
Discovery Benefits 1,048.91
ND State Disburse 270.64
PA Higher Ed Auth. 307.16
SWS Credit Service 180.00
Spirit Lake Housing 262.00
Mr. Marty Greywater moved to approve the minutes of December 2, 2010 as is. Mr. Robert Greywater seconded. All were in favor. The motion carried.
Dr. Longie would like to meet with the Warwick School Board to see what it would like to do regarding the girls’ basketball co-operative. Dr.
Longie will call Mr. Larry Thiele, board president, to see if the Warwick School Board can meet with the Fort Totten School Board on January 19, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Discussion was held on changing the monthly board meetings to the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Dr. McDonald has CCCC board meetings on the first Wednesday of the month.
Principal Anderson’s report concerned enrollment, study center coordinator’s position, college and Job Corps school visit, Virginia Turnaround Program, parent/teacher conferences and the monthly school calendar. Discussion was held regarding the study center coordinator’s position and the qualifications. Whoever fills this position will tutor students who need a credit but won’t be able to take the class. Some seniors would not graduate this spring due to being short a credit. The board wants the principal to write a letter to parents to inform them of their child.
Mrs. Ness informed the board that she had one application for the special education paraprofessional position. Mr. Marty Greywater moved to hire Kari Allery as the special education paraprofessional. Mr.
Robert Greywater seconded. Discussion was held on a background check.
All were in favor. The motion carried. Dr. McDonald moved to approve the personnel report as is. Mrs. Stensland seconded. All were in favor. The motion carried.
The superintendent’s report included space heaters are being placed in the bus garage, the Christmas party, the Virginia Turnaround Program, what is currently being done with the athletic director’s position, cheerleaders — not enough eligible students and the NDHSAA appeal on January 23, 2010 in Bismarck.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:08 p.m.
Dr. Erich Longie
NOTICE OF SALE
Civil No. 09-C-3
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure by the District Court of the Northeast Judicial District in and for the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of said Court on April 1, 2009, in an action wherein GMAC Mortgage, LLC was Plaintiff and Craig S. Arnold; Nicole Arnold; LVNV Funding, LLC; and any person in possession were Defendants, in favor of Plaintiff and against the Defendants for the sum of $86,601.06, which judgment and decree, among other things, direct the sale by me of the real property hereinafter described, to satisfy the amount of said judgment, with interest thereon and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of said sale will satisfy; and by virtue of a writ issued to me out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I, Steven J. Rohrer, Sheriff of Benson County, North Dakota, will sell the property described in the judgment to the highest bidder for cash at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minnewaukan in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, on March 9, 2010, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. (CT), to satisfy the amount due, with interest thereon, and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of such sale will satisfy. The property to be sold is situated in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota, and described as follows:
The following tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Benson and State of North Dakota and described as follows, to-wit:
A tract of land situated in the SE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 16, Township
152 North, Range 71 West, more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 16; thence N 00 degrees
39 feet 29 inches E along the East line of said Section a distance of 500.00 feet; thence S 89 degrees 46 feet 01 inches W a distance of
962.05 fee; thence S 01 degrees 01 feet 22 inches W a distance of 477.36 feet; thence S 88 degrees 53 feet 08 inches E a distance of 965.00 feet to said East line and the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 10.8 acres, more or less, a/k/a 3951 39th Ave. NE, Esmond, ND 58332.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of February, 2010.
/s/ Steven J. Rohrer
Steven J. Rohrer
Sheriff of Benson County,
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA )
County of Benson )
On this 1st day of February, 2010, before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Steven J. Rohrer, known to me to be the person who is described in, and whose name is subscribed to this instrument.
/s/ Bonnie Erickson
Benson County, North Dakota
My Commission Expires: 9-9-10
MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM
PO Box 1097
Dickinson, ND 58602-1097
Attorneys for Plaintiff
(Publish Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 2010)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
January 4, 2010
The Leeds City Council met in regular session January 4, 2010 at 6 p.m.
at the Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman, Kyle Nelsen and Mayor Lloyd Himle. Also present were Steve Rohrer, Gywene Owens and Jeff Jacobson. Lloyd Himle called the meeting to order.
A motion was made by Betty Anderson, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to approve the minutes. The motion carried.
Brandi Anderson will call Cowboy Towing and have them remove the abandoned vehicles in front of Rod Baker’s house. They have been there over a year and are a safety hazard.
Steve Rohrer gave the city council an update on police activities.
Everything has been quiet around town.
Jeff Jacobson was appeared on behalf of Horizons to talk about the city Web site.
Jady Stuberg has been keeping track of the water coming into town and does not think the city is losing any water. He may call rural water to come and check on the water plant. He will order chains for the plow truck from Chad’s Amoco. Also, he is going to try spreading pea rock on the city streets.
Brandi Anderson sent out 30 invitations to CPA’s around the state to bid on the city audit.
A motion was made by Betty Anderson, seconded by Lori Nelsen, to approve KJ’s special liquor permit and EDC gaming permit applications. The motion carried.
The city of Leeds is going to apply for grant money to get some repairs done on the lagoon in 2010. Pete Ritterman is going to call some contractors for this job.
Mike Swanson is going to come and start doing the tin work on the water plant soon.
Starting April 1, 2010 Brandi Anderson will start submitting a burn permit for the dump ground every week.
The city council would like Bruce Smeltzer to fill out a complaint form about his WSG arrearage.
The human resources committee will meet and evaluate all city employees and then report to the city council for the yearly employee reviews.
Gywene Owens came to talk about the water lines in her house having to be blown out by a plumber. She wanted to know if the city would pay for part of the bill. This issue was discussed and it was decided that the city was not at fault and therefore would not pay any of the bill.
The city council discussed snow removal. Residents need to remove their cars from the streets when it is snowing so the street can be bladed.
The city council discussed the lots in town that are for sale. An ad will be put in the paper.
Brandi Anderson will schedule a town meeting and put the time and date in the Farmers Press. At this meeting water/sewer/garbage rates will be discussed.
A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Kyle Nelsen, to accept arrearage payment plans. The motion carried.
The city council reviewed the past, present and upcoming calendar.
The city council reviewed water/sewer/garbage.
A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to pay bills.The motion carried. The bills are as follows:
B & H Oil 256.97
Northern Plains 782.20
Farmers Press 172.19
Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OBERON SCHOOL BOARD January 11, 2010 A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held January 11, 2010.
In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Roger Skadsem, Louise DeMarce, Tina Ross, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy.
A motion was made, seconded and carried 3-0 to approve the minutes of the December meeting as read.
A motion was made, seconded, and carried 3-0 to accept the bills as presented.
Creative Impressions $119.00
Bremer Bank 4,000.00
Otter Tail 360.30
Foss Trucking 886.20
Loretta Stensland 14.03
ND Fire & Tornado 71.20
Hope Unlimited 299.55
School Specialty 123.68
Mark’s Diesel Repair 848.32
Bremer Insurance 925.42
Best Western Doublewood 189.00
Food Service of America 195.38
Rockford Theatre 295.00
Elvis Thumb 19.80
Jay Deckert 36.30
Mary Ann Broe 84.60
Damian Kennedy 239.10
Corey Ploium 126.99
Kathy Resler 157.60
Sandy Swenson 137.48
Betty Rushfeldt 84.60
Renae Kennedy 391.47
Paula Deckert 44.00
Betty Georgeson 92.35
Louise DeMarce 369.40
Karen Peterson 406.34
Tina Ross 332.46
Roger Skadsem 258.58
Yvonne Thumb 221.64
Ryan Baesler 20.00
Harlow’s Bus 27.62
Jeremy Ploium 50.00
Edu Tech 450.00
Center Coal Company 561.26
ND Telephone Co. 129.01
Benson Co. Farmers Press 85.85
Medical Center 125.00
JS Vending 608.29
Meadow Sweet Dairy 1,523.74
Food Service of America 2,337.92
The construction application for the new heating system was approved by the state.
Scott Sigette was here taking pictures and final measurements for the new heating system. After finishing the final calculations, he will write up our bid notice for the paper. A mandatory walk through for all potential bidders will be held about seven days before the bid ending date.
The board agreed to hold off on getting the stove from Northwood.
Discussion was held on redoing the boys bathroom upstairs. A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 for Paul Stensland to get cost estimates.
Discussion was held on a used 42 passenger bus. The board agreed to have it brought down to look at.
There are two new high school students in Oberon attending Minnewaukan High School.
Kenneth Ploium presented the upcoming calendar of events.
Renae Kennedy presented the financials.
The next board meeting will be February 8th, at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
ADVERTISMENT FOR BIDS
The Minnewaukan Public School Board is requesting sealed bids for the property known as the Graham’s Island School. The site includes the school building located on approximately three (3) acres.
Sealed bids must be at the school by 4 P.M. on Monday, March 8, 2010.
The Minnewaukan School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids must be accompanied with a certified check for 10% of the bid.
Mail bids to Minnewaukan Public School, PO Box 348, Minnewaukan, ND
58351 or deliver to the superintendent’s office at the school.
(Publish Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 3)
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