3/17/2010 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

February 2, 2010

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held Feb. 2, 2010 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 Jr., Shirley Stensland, Leander "Russell"

McDonald. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr., Heather Lawrence and Liz Nelson. Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to approve the agenda and consent agenda. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

Bills approved for payment are as follows:

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES FOR FEBRUARY 2010

Alltel $295.45

Anderson, Charles 197.50

Anderson, Christina 1,597.37

Atherton, Carrie 37.50

Autism Asperger

Publishing 93.90

Auto Owners Insurance 6,439.37

Beach Public School 2,741.75

Benson Co. Farmers Press 148.74

Bismarck Holiday Inn

Express 639.70

Black, Kristi 684.00

Black, Kristi 197.50

Bureau of Education &

Research 645.00

Carlson, Eilene 61.29

Connecting Point 10,369.80

Council For Exceptional

Children 174.00

Council For Exceptional

Children 1,572.00

Dairy Queen 414.05

Davidson, David 197.50

Dell Marketing 59.39

Dion-Somerville, Janet 41.04

Estenson, Megan 850.00

Estenson, Megan 222.50

Gerrells of DL 157.23

Greywater Jr., Robert 197.50

Greywater, Marty 197.50

Griffin, Johnda 126.00

Hanson, Deb 5,008.50

Holiday Inn Express, GF 209.98

Hy-Z Wireless, Inc. 171.02

Job Service of ND 679.48

Johnson, Sandy 113.39

Kalash, Lori 720.00

Kentucky Fried Chicken 45.35

Kmart 66.88

Lake 3 Theatre 100.00

Lawrence, Heather 197.50

LBE & Associates 664.00

Lind, Ltd. 83.79

Lohnes, John 260.00

Longie, Erich 197.00

McDonald, Leander 160.00

Minot State University 120.00

ND Lead Center 300.00

ND Telephone Co. 971.98

NDCTM 15.00

NDCTM 80.00

Ness, Hayley 37.50

NMAI/Smithsonian 25.00

Office & Technology 1,316.83

Parker, Cheryl 69.98

Pearce and Durick 100.86

Pizza Hut 70.00

Pizza Hut 132.74

Plato Learning 1,800.00

Purchase Power 500.00

Renneberg Hardwood 600.00

Stensland, Shirley 197.50

Sue’s Travel Center 1,541.12

Teen Ink 189.00

Trottier Jr., Wayne 234.50

Trottier Jr., Wayne 197.50

Wal-Mart 1,035.48

Wal-Mart 40.68

Wal-Mart 960.63

White House Caf? 165.00

Xerox Corp. 80.79

Xerox Corp. 2,984.36

Subtotal $50,800.92

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Anderson, Charles $150.00

Anderson, Charles 110.00

Anderson, Stephanie 190.08

Baker’s Dozen 29.00

Breadbox 45.00

Brown, Kent 468.00

Carrington Public School 362.40

DL Greenhouse 57.50

Fort Totten PSD #30 206.75

Fuchs, Jeff 571.00

Gerrells of DL 59.60

Harvey Public School 421.54

Holiday Inn Express, GF 889.93

I-Design 491.50

Johnson, Dave 513.00

JS Wholesale 1,124.73

Klier, Dean 591.00

Lakeview Dairy 1,437.60

Lakota Public School 353.95

Maddock Public School 326.50

Mercy Hospital 442.50

Mercy Hospital 181.30

Midkota High School 404.64

Mike’s Refrigeration 80.00

NDHSAA 569.20

New Rockford-Sheyenne

Public School 328.61

Palmer, Chad 372.50

Pepsi-Cola 1,358.64

Risk, Jeff 502.00

Sundre, Kevin 618.00

The Pizza Ranch 120.00

Wal-Mart 71.54

Wells County High School 285.10

White House Caf? 900.00

Subtotal $14,633.11

Grand Total $65,434.03

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

FEBRUARY 2010

Payroll $169,534.83

Social Security 21,022.54

Medicare 4,916.82

Federal W/Holding 11,482.53

State W/Holding 1,664.00

Aflac 1,887.53

BCBSND 25,809.85

Discovery Benefits 845.85

ND State Disbursements 270.64

NDPERS 3,483.90

NDTFFR 17,915.46

PA Higher Education

Authority 307.16

SWS Credit Service 180.00

Spirit Lake Housing 131.00

TOTAL 259,452.11

OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIP: A discussion was held on the out-of-state travel requests for students in April. Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robert Greywater Jr., to approve the out-of-state field trip for 12 students, two advisors and three chaperones to Minneapolis, Minn. April 8 – 10, 2010 and students must follow the school eligibility rules in order to attend. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF E-RATE GRANT: Mrs. Nelson gave her presentation on the bids received for the school’s e-rate grant. A discussion was held on her recommendations and why. Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to accept the following bids for the e-rate grant: School Center for Web hosting, ND Telephone Company for long distance and Connecting Point for maintenance and to allow Mrs. Nelson to negotiate with Connecting Point regarding maintenance. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Mrs. Ness had a request for out-of-state travel. She was not able to attend the meeting. A discussion was held on who was to attend the conference and it was stated that no probationary employees will be allowed to do out-of-state travel. Mr. Robert Greywater Jr. made a motion, seconded by Mrs.

Stensland, to approve out-of-state travel for two staff members to attend the National Council for Exceptional Children Conference held April 21 – 24, 2010 in Nashville, Tenn. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

KABU REQUEST: A discussion was held regarding the request. Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve the KABU request. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Dr. McDonald made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robert Greywater Jr., to approve the minutes of Jan. 6, 2010 as is. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson’s report was FYI regarding enrollment, college recruiter visits from NDSU and CCCC, student financial aid training, Study Center Coordinator’s Position-Plato training, Dropout Prevention Summit and a Student Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Dr.

McDonald, to approve the Personnel Report with the addition of advertising for a bus driver. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: FYI-Facilities, Virginia Turnaround Program, re-examination of attendance plan, NDHSAA appeal result, District 7 Girls’ Basketball Tournament, NCA-School Accreditation and joint board meeting with Warwick.

SELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT OF BOARD: Dr. McDonald nominated Mr. Marty Greywater for vice president. Dr. Longie made a motion, seconded by Mr.

Robert Greywater Jr., to cease nominations. All voted in favor and the motion carried. A roll call vote was taken and all voted in favor. Mr.

Marty Greywater is the new board vice president.

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION/WORKERS: The board decided to have the election June 1, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blue Building in the conference room. The board suggested having the same workers as last year.

NSBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Mr. Robert Greywater Jr. made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to approve out-of-state travel for board members, administration and students to attend the National School Board Annual Conference April 10 – 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN PUBLIC SCHOOL

February 23, 2010

A special meeting of the of the board of Fort Totten School District No.

30 was held Feb. 23, 2010 at 5 p.m. in the Sage room at the Spirit Lake Casino at Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Robert Greywater Jr. and Shirley Stensland. Absent was Leander "Russell"

McDonald. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr., Larry Thiele, Eleanor Cavanaugh, Kay Gravdahl, Johnny McKelvey, Trevor Yetterboe, Charles Guthrie, Donna Black, Carol Walford and Joan Black. Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.

DISCUSSION ON GIRLS’ BASKETBALL COOPERATIVE WITH WARWICK: Both boards discussed the current cooperative and if the schools would like to continue. The Warwick School surveyed their current girl basketball players to see if they would like to continue. The students would like to. However, Warwick had a few concerns. Warwick would like more games and practices held in their gym. A discussion was held on the team name, uniforms and the sharing of costs.

Both boards agreed that they need to re-visit the current co-op agreement. Dr. Longie made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve to continue with the Girls’ Basketball Cooperative Agreement with Warwick and to review and revise the current agreement. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

February 1, 2010

The Leeds City Council met in regular session February 1, 2010 at 6 p.m.

at the Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman, Kyle Nelsen and Lori Nelsen and Mayor Lloyd Himle. Also present were Rick Anderson and Tim Rutten. Mayor Lloyd Himle called the meeting to order.

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

Rick Anderson from North Central Planning was present to update the council on the water tower repairs and the apartment grant. The apartments need to be tested for lead-based paint. Mr. Anderson also brought in the grant application for the lagoon, which is due February 26, 2010. The requested amount needs to be $50,000 or less, or else an engineer will need to be hired.

A motion was made by Betty Anderson, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to approve two special liquor permit applications for KJ’s Bar. The motion carried.

Tim Rutten from H & H Coatings was present to update the council on the water tower repairs and cleaning. The riser pipe was extended, insulation added and the whole tower was cleaned. Mr. Rutten suggested this be done at least every two years. The interior and exterior coating should be done within the next few years. The city will start applying for grant money.

Brandi Anderson will contact Dan Schaefer from All Seasons Water and invite him to the next scheduled meeting to discuss rural water.

The city council discussed snow removal. Jady Stuberg will get a list of all of the cars parked or buried on the city street. A letter will be sent out to the owners of these vehicles asking them to remove the vehicles as soon as possible.

The dog ordinance in the city is going to be strictly enforced. If an animal is found running around town the city will be notified, a complaint filed and the sheriff called.

Brandi Anderson will schedule a phone interview with Harold Rotunda and Ken Bulie to discuss their audit bids.

The lots for sale by the city were discussed. An ad will be put in the paper, with the descriptions posted on the city Web site.

The city council reviewed water/sewer/garbage.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to pay bills with the exception of All Seasons Water. The motion carried. Bills are as follows:

Wages $3,404.88

Deb Arens 255.00

Hoiberg’s 25.60

Ritterman Trucking 829.60

ND Telephone Co. 97.37

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Hawkins 330.50

Library 65.37

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,933.78

Leeds Airport 2,356.56

Otter Tail Power Co. 8.43

Chad’s Amoco 230.31

Dakota Web 120.00

ND Rural Water 210.00

Bank of ND 2,100.00

Rugby Sanitation 6,800.00

Northern Plains 1,046.72

Visa 278.19

Darrell’s Electric 938.33

Benson Co. Farmers Press 121.94

In Control, Inc. 2,379.76

Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00

UCBND 1,577.31

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

February 10, 2010

The Leeds City Council met in special session February 10, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Leeds Community Center. Present were council members Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman, Kyle Nelsen and Lori Nelsen and Mayor Lloyd Himle. Also present was water maintenance supervisor Jady Stuberg. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Lloyd Himle, who thanked everyone for taking the time to come to the special meeting to discuss the rates for water, sewer and garbage.

Members of the community who were present were updated on many of the financial issues the city has been dealing with.

Councilman Kyle Nelsen reported on numerous policies, procedures, checks and balances and updates the council has implemented since August 1, 2009. He also reported on the trip to Bismarck to discuss issues with the North Dakota League of Cities, North Dakota Health Department, North Dakota State Auditor’s office and the Governor’s office. He then gave a rundown of the grants that have been applied for or received.

Grants Pending: A grant to raise the lift station on the south end of town and a grant to repair the lagoon.

Grants Awarded: A grant for utility rate study — 100% match (done); a grant for housing survey — 100% match; a grant for water tower repair

— 90% matching (completed); a grant to repair roof on water plant — 90% matching (ready to start); a grant to improve water quality, new media for filters and new fluoride pump — 100% match (ready to start).

Grant Requested: A grant for street repair.

The council asked that all questions and comments at the meeting remain focused on water, sewer and garbage rates. All other concerns can be brought to the council’s regular monthly meeting held the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at city hall.

Councilmen Anderson and Ritterman reported on the findings of the utility rate study which showed a need for an increase in rates.

Discussion was held on the consequences of continuing to lose money on water, sewer and garbage. The council has concerns that state and federal grant funding will not be available if the city continues to lose money on these services.

The public was asked for suggestions on reasonable rate increases. Many numbers were discussed. The council will consider all comments and suggestions while making this decision.

A member of the Minnewaukan City Council who attended the meeting commented that Minnewaukan has had many of the same issues and discussed the rate study and the rates for the city of Minnewaukan.

The council has set up a meeting with a representative of rural water as part of their study on the water quality issue.

The council is concerned about how a significant increase will affect those on a set or limited income and is very open to suggestions from the public.

Some suggestions were: to make small increases over the next few years to gradually get the city to where it needs to be; read the meters monthly rather than quarterly; and switching to rural water.

Mayor Lloyd Himle thanked everyone for attending the meeting and reminded the public that all of the city council meetings are open to the public. Please attend a meeting or voice your concerns to council members or the city auditor, Brandi Anderson rather than listening to gossip on the streets.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

February 11, 2010

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held February 11, 2010.

In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Louise DeMarce, Karen Peterson, Tina Ross, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2010 meeting as read.

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

Colin Barstad $67.35

Benson Co. Farmers Press 79.06

City of Oberon 124.68

The Computer Store 5,208.99

Jay Deckert 1,529.25

Paula Deckert 352.89

Richard Deschamp 15.00

Evan-Moor Ed. Publishers 84.92

Farmers Union Oil 2,920.26

Follett 147.83

Food Service of America 312.03

Foss Trucking 937.80

Gerrells 117.55

Betty Georgeson 462.66

Maari Hanson 230.00

Hope Unlimited 76.95

Annie Howard 768.45

Damian Kennedy 136.20

Gary Kennedy 25.00

Renae Kennedy 123.77

Cindy Knowlen 184.70

Minnewaukan School 15,202.24

NDASA 140.00

NDASSP 120.00

NDCTM 113.00

NDDOT 5.00

NDTC 115.18

Otter Tail Power Co. 282.81

Corey Ploium 135.76

Jeremy Ploium 150.00

Kenneth Ploium 168.65

Postmaster 49.90

Quill 383.36

Kathy Resler 110.63

Betty Rushfeldt 148.35

Julie Schuler 168.00

Stein’s 116.76

Paul Stensland 92.35

Sandy Swenson 271.35

Elvis Thumb 14.50

Elvis Thumb, Jr. 100.00

Yvonne Thumb 85.50

US Postal Service 270.60

Wonder Lanes 120.95

Hot Lunch Bills

Jay Deckert $11.15

Food Service of America 1,814.95

JS Vending & Wholesale 184.63

Meadow Sweet Dairy 595.76

NDDPI 182.73

The bid notice and specification manual for the heating system was brought to the board. Contractors can pick up a specification manual March 15. A mandatory walk through will be held April 1. Bids are due April 8. Bid notices will be put in the Benson County Farmers Press, the Devils Lake Journal, the Bismarck Tribune, the Grand Forks Herald, the Minot Daily News and the Fargo Forum.

Renae Kennedy presented an updated version of carryover concerns with a couple different scenerios.

The 42 passenger bus will not work for the school because it has air brakes.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to put Renae Kennedy’s name on the safe deposit box.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to accept the Technology Plan.

The election will be held on June 8, 2010. Yvonne Thumb’s term is up for election.

At the March board meeting the board will discuss long-range planning.

At the April board meeting the board will hold a public review of the planning and accept recommendations and/or concerns. A final long-range report will then be completed and a notice that the report is complete and available upon request will be put in the paper.

Damian Kennedy presented a list of teacher and staff needs, wants and wishes for their rooms, as well as for the school in general.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program will be accepting applications March 28. Discussion was held to see if this would be a beneficial program that would work for the Oberon School.

Mr. Ploium presented the Calendar of Events.

Renae Kennedy presented the financials.

The next board meeting will be March 8 at 6 p.m. The meeting adjourned.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

February 10, 2010

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held February 10, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. as Trish McQuoid, Mark Motis and Steve Huffman attended a meeting at the Ramsey County Courthouse in Devils Lake that dealt with flood issues.

Mark Motis

Council member

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

March 2, 2010

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held March 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the city library. Present were Mayor Trish McQuoid; council members Mark Motis, Steve Huffman and Rita Staloch; and City Auditor Deb Trnka.

The council left to meet with the county commissioners at the Benson County Courthouse in regard to the spring flood issues and the Benson County Flood Mitigation Plan. Also present was a representative from FEMA. The council then returned to the library.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to authorize the city auditor to work up to 40 hours per week until the end of April, as is necessary. The motion carried unanimously.

Debra Trnka

Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

March 9, 2010

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held March 9, 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; Auditor Deb Trnka; city maintenance man Ward Christensen; Sheriff Steve Rohrer; Benson County Disaster Emergency Manager Dawn Flemmer; Benson County Commissioners Lowell Haagenson and Jason Lee; Librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier; Ray Morrell, Don Trnka, Richard Peterson, Mark Lithun, John Hennager and Mark Flemmer.

Agenda: A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Motis, to approve the agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

Library Board Member: A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Staloch, to accept the resignation of Jeniva Djoseland and to appoint Karyn Neve as her replacement. The motion carried unanimously.

Bob Helland/Tree on Blvd.: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to approve the removal of a tree in the boulevard near Bob Helland’s, with all expenses for removal and clean-up to be paid by Helland. The motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Discretionary Fund: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to table the mayor discretionary fund until the next regular meeting. The roll call vote: Motis, yes; Staloch, yes; Huffman, yes; Monda, no. The motion carried.

Disaster Declaration: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Monda, to approve the Disaster Declaration. After some discussion a motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Monda, to amend the previous motion to approve the Disaster Declaration after changing excessive spring runoff to persistent runoff. The motion carried unanimously.

City of Minnewaukan

Disaster Declaration

March 9, 2010

WHEREAS, the City of Minnewaukan has suffered damage to streets, roads, culverts, homes, businesses, sewage lagoon, sewer and water lines and other public facilities caused by persistent runoff; and WHEREAS, the City of Minnewaukan has been fighting the gallant fight by raising the sewage lift stations and sealing low lying sewer manholes; and WHEREAS, additional work must be done to eliminate a very odious situation, namely a segment of sewer and water mains which need to be rerouted as well as immediate dike needs; and WHEREAS, the impact of these damages threaten the health, well- being and public safety of the citizens of Minnewaukan; and WHEREAS, the cost of cleanup, repair and replacement of such damaged facilities is far in excess of resources available to the city; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the city council of Minnewaukan, ND declares the city in a state of emergency and declares the city a disaster area.

Dated at Minnewaukan, North Dakota this 9th day of March 2010.

Debra Trnka

Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor

Soil Samples/Water Tower: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Monda, to table soil sampling until the next regular meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

Approve Minutes: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to approve the minutes of the special meetings held February 10 and March 2, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

Approve Bills: A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Staloch, to pay all bills. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

AmeriPride $68.75

B & H Oil Company 257.90

Ward Christensen 46.40

Benson County 600.00

S. Huffman 99.50

McQuoid’s Grocery 114.67

Traynor Law Firm, PC 115.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,599.91

Northern Plains Electric 438.45

NDDOH 32.00

Home of Economy 59.99

Ferrellgas 967.68

Farmers Union Oil 110.77

Dakota Fire Extinguishers 46.50

Double M Sanitation 2,750.00

Johnson Electric 117.58

One Call 3.90

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 1,694.22

Ward Christensen 570.20

S. Huffman 351.40

Trish McQuoid 52.80

Payroll 3,257.26

Payroll Liability 952.32

Devils Lake Area Foundation 85.52

Mystery Guild 88.88

Rhapsody Book Club 63.93

The Libri Foundation 125.00

Payroll 725.00

Payroll Liability 229.60

A public meeting will be held March 30, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Minnewaukan School. Please bring all concerns and questions to this meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Debra Trnka

Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

February 8, 2010

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held February 8, 2010.

Present were Mayor Evans and council members Nick Walter, Ron Jacobson and Gary Elfman.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Elfman made a motion to approve the minutes. Walter seconded. The motion carried.

Bills were presented:

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $258.58

Otter Tail Power Co. 230.74

Waste Management 989.97

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Hawkins 680.83

ND Sewage Pump Lift Station 1,050.00

City of Devils Lake 420.00

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $169.11

Sandra Barber 220.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 24.12

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 212.75

F&M State Bank of Tolna 20.00

PROJECT FUND

Bank of North Dakota $420.00

Elfman made a motion to pay the bills. Walter seconded. The motion carried.

Walter made a motion, seconded by Jacobson, to transfer $2,000 from the general account to the utility account. The motion carried.

The next meeting will be held March 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Warwick Fire Hall.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


SUMMONS

IN DISTRICT COURT

BENSON COUNTY

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

Robert Duncan, William Duncan )

and Vikki Bristlin Lax, )

Plaintiffs, )

vs. )

Christine N. Duncan, James F. )

Duncan, John Duncan; any heirs, )

devisees, and legatees of the said )

Christine N. Duncan, James F. )

Duncan, and John Duncan; and )

all other persons known or )

unknown claiming any estate or )

interest in, or lien or encum- )

berance upon, the property )

described in the Complaint, )

Defendants. )

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS:

You, and each of you, are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the complaint in this above action, which is or will be filed with the clerk of the above-named court by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after this summons has been served upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM

You, and each of you, are hereby given notice that the relief sought in this action is wholly or partly in excluding the above-named Defendants from any interest in or lien upon the following described real estate, and no personal claim is made against any of the said Defendants. The aforementioned real estate is described as follows, to wit:

The South Half of the Northwest Quarter (S1/2NW1/4), Lots Three (3) and Four (4), Section Two (2), Township One Hundred Fifty-One (151), Range Sixty-Eight (68), Benson County, North Dakota.

Dated this 24th day of February, 2010.

/s/ J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.

TRAYNOR LAW FIRM, PC

J. Thomas Traynor, Jr., ND ID# 03694

509 – 5th St. NE, Suite 1

PO Box 838

Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838

(701) 662-4077

E-mail: [email protected]

Attorneys for Plaintiff

(Publish March 17, 24 & 31, 2010)


CITY OF ESMOND

NOTICE OF FILING DEADLINE

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing to have a candidate’s name printed on the ballot for the City of Esmond is April 9, 2010 by 4 p.m.

The following city offices are up for election: one city council member for a four-year term; two city council members for two-year terms; two city park board members for four-year terms; one city park board member for a two-year term; and one city park board member for two years of an unexpired four-year term.

A candidate for city office must turn in a completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a completed SFN 10172 Statement of Interests to the Esmond City Auditor by the above deadline date and time. All forms are available from either the city auditor or online at http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms.html.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor

(Publish March 17, 2010)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9

Notice is hereby given by Brenda Fossen, Business Manager of the Maddock School District No. 9, that on the second Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing one member to the school board for a term of three years.

The question of whether or not to publish the minutes in the county newspaper will also be on the ballot.

Any candidate for election as a member to the school board of a school district shall file with the Business Manager of the School Board, not less than 60 days before the election, and before four o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the Business Manager shall be in physical possession of the Business Manager before four o’clock on the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for filing will be April 9, 2010 at 4 p.m.

The school board member with an expiring term is Chris Lauinger, representing the City of Esmond and parts of Impark and Esmond Townships of Benson County.

The Maddock School District polls are located in the Maddock School Commons Center. Polls will be open on June 8, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish March 10, 17 & 31

& April 7, 2010)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 5

Notice is hereby given by Dianne Mikkelson, Business Manager of the Minnewaukan Public School District No. 5, that on the second Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, an annual election will be held for the purpose of electing one member to the school board for a term of four years.

Any candidate for election as a member of the school board of a school district shall file with the business manager of the school board, not less than 60 days before the election, and before four o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which he or she is a candidate. A statement that is mailed to the business manager shall be in physical possession of the business manager before four o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day before the election. The closing date and time for filing will be April 9, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

The school board member with the expiring term is Corey Erickson.

Also on the ballot, voters will be voting on whether or not to publish minutes of the school board meetings in the newspaper.

The Minnewaukan School District polls will be located at the Minnewaukan School. Polls will be open on June 8, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

Minnewaukan School District No. 5

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(Publish March 17, 24 & 31, 2010)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

WARWICK PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29

Notice is hereby given that on the second Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, the annual election will be held for the Warwick Public School District No. 29, counties of Benson, Eddy and Ramsey, state of North Dakota.

The polling place will be in the lobby of the Warwick Public School gymnasium in Warwick. The polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The election shall be held for the purpose of electing one board member for a three-year term from the geographic area of the city of Warwick and Warwick, Odessa and Minco Townships.

Candidacy for each school board seat is determined by residency within defined geographic areas of the school district, but all eligible voters of the school district may vote for the position.

Any person wishing to be a candidate for a position on the board must be a qualified elector of the school district, reside within the Warwick Public School District No. 29, and file a statement setting forth his or her name and intent for the position for which they are a candidate with the business manager of the school board by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010. The candidate will also be required to complete a State of Interest form. A statement which is mailed must also be in the business manager’s possession before 4 p.m. on April 9, 2010. Both forms are available in the school business manager’s office.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Warwick Public School

Warwick, ND 58381

(Publish March 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Robert J. Tovsrud, 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 Gerilyn Tandberg, personal representative of the estate, at 5954 Parkbriar Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, or filed with the court.

Dated this 1st day of March, 2010.

-s-Gerilyn Tandberg

Gerilyn Tandberg

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

110 Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(701) 473-5338

State Bar #04664

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 10th day of March, 2010.

(Publish March 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

LEEDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 6

Notice is hereby given that the Leeds Public School District No. 6 annual election will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Leeds Public School for the following purpose:

To elect two directors for a three-year terms; one to represent Region

4: Beaver, Butte Valley, Broe, Iowa, Twin Lake and the west half of Lake Ibsen Townships and one to represent Region 5: York, Knox, Hurricane Lake and the west half of Leeds Townships and the city of York.

Any candidates for election as a member to the school board of a school district must file with the school district Business Manager before 4 o’clock p.m. on the sixtieth day prior to the election, a statement setting forth his or her name and the position for which that person is a candidate. A statement which is mailed to the Business Manager must be in the physical possession of the Business Manager before 4 p.m. on the 60th day before the election. The closing date and time for filing as a candidate in this year’s election is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010.

Polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Leeds Public School, 530 1st Street SE, Leeds, North Dakota.

Maria M. Dunlap

Business Manager

Leeds School District No. 6

Leeds, ND 58346

(Publish March 10 & 17, 2010)


SUMMONS

IN DISTRICT COURT

BENSON COUNTY

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

Civil No. 10-C-7

The Industrial Commission of )

North Dakota, acting as the North )

Dakota Housing Finance Agency, )

Plaintiff, )

vs. )

Jeffrey W. Walen and Angela M. )

Walen, husband and wife, )

Defendants. )

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff, which is herewith served upon you and which has been filed in the office of the Clerk of District Court of Benson County at Minnewaukan, North Dakota, and to serve a copy of your Answers thereto on the undersigned at his office at 2702 17th Ave. S, in the City of Grand Forks, County of Grand Forks, State of North Dakota, within (twenty) 20 days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the date of service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer as above directed, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint herein.

MORTGAGOR(S) ARE NOTIFIED FURTHER that this is a communication from a debt collector and this is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Dated at Grand Forks, North Dakota this 19th day of January, 2010.

/s/ Alan M. McDonagh

Alan M. McDonagh

Special Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Plaintiff

2702 17th Ave. S

Grand Forks, ND 58201

701-775-8146

ND ID#05502

This action relates to the foreclosure of a real estate mortgage owned by above-named Plaintiff upon the following described property situated in the County of Benson, State of North Dakota, to-wit:

Lots Twenty-eight (28), Twenty-nine (29) and Thirty (30), Block Seventy (70), City of Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota. (Street Address:

230 3rd Street SW, Minnewaukan, ND 58351.) /s/ Alan M. McDonagh Alan M. McDonagh Special Assistant Attorney General Attorney for the Plaintiff

2702 17th Ave. S

Grand Forks, ND 58201

701-775-8146

ND ID#05502

(Publish March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


NOTICE OF ANNUAL

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

Stephanie Anderson, Business Manager of the Fort Totten Public School Board, has announced there will be four (4) positions open on the board.

Two (2) of the positions will be for three (3) year terms; one (1) will be for two (2) years left on an unexpired three (3) year term; and one

(1) for one (1) year left on an unexpired three (3) year term. The candidates shall reside within in the rural areas of the Fort Totten Public School District #30 and shall be voted upon by the district at large.

The question of whether or not to publish the minutes of the school board meetings in the official county newspaper will also be on the ballot.

Anyone wishing to run for this election must file a statement setting forth the candidate’s name and the position for which the person is a candidate. Candidates must also sign and file a statement of interest with the school district business manager. Statement of interest forms will be available in the Four Winds High School office. The final date for filing will be at 4 p.m. on April 2, 2010.

Anyone who is 18 years of age and has resided in the Fort Totten Public School District #30 for at least 30 days preceeding the election is entitled to vote and/or file as a candidate in this school board election.

The annual school board election will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

The polls will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fort Totten Blue Building meeting room.

Those who have questions may contact Business Manager Stephanie Anderson at 766-1438.

(Publish March 17, 24 & 31, 2010)


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Oberon Elementary School will receive sealed bids for the following

project:

(1) Electrical installation of a 1000 amp 240 volt 3-phase off-peak service and approximately 307 kW of Steffes ETS heating equipment for the Oberon Elementary School located in Oberon, North Dakota.

Bids shall include all Steffes ETS equipment, labor, switchgear, conduit, wire and removal of old equipment and all other related items to insure a complete and workable heating system.

Contractor to secure all federal, state and local permits as needed.Contractor to dispose of all materials not used during the project and to have junk equipment removed.

Specifications will be available at the Oberon School office in Oberon, ND on March 15, 2010.

A contractor walk-through will be held on April 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

Interested bidders must attend the contractor walk-through unless other arrangements are made prior to.

Sealed bids need to be received by 1:00 p.m. on April 8, 2010.

The Oberon Elementary School has the right to reject any and all bids.

Oberon School Board

315 A St. N

Oberon, ND 58357

(Publish March 10, 17 & 24, 2010)


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