4/21/2010 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

April 6, 2010

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held April 6, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minnewaukan 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; Kristen Nelsen, Randy Thompson, Alan Nord, David Garske and Eric Gilbertson.

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

Approve Minutes: A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Staloch, to approve the minutes of February 9, 2010 with the following corrections:

need Kelly Armentrout’s building permit application and easement before granting such permit and a list of bills paid. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Staloch, to approve the minutes of February 25, 2010 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to approve the minutes of March 9, 2010 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

Tax Equalization: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to approve tax equalization as presented by Randy Thompson. The motion carried unanimously.

Reports: The sheriff was not present.

Maintenance: A motion was made by Monda, seconded by Staloch, to pump water from behind the Helberg house and Richard Peterson’s property. The motion carried unanimously.

The dump ground will resume normal hours which are: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9-11 a.m. Saturdays.

594 Funds/CDBG Grant: A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Motis, to have Eric Gilbertson contact Braun Intertec for a stability analysis of the water tower. The motion carried unanimously.

Jon and Lori Jury/Building Permit: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the building permit with the stipulation that waterflow can not be restricted in any way. The motion carried unanimously.

Dale Halvorson House/Eddie Gefroh House: A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Huffman, to table these, as building permits are not complete. The motion carried unanimously.

Bremer Bank: A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Monda, to allow the remodeling of Bremer Bank for a walk-up window as there will no longer be customer access to the bank lobby. All costs to be carried by Bremer.

Motis, yes; Monda, yes; Huffman, abstained; Staloch, abstained. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Monda, to charge Bremer Bank $500/month rent and $1,300/year for utilities with no janitorial services. A five year lease with a 30 day notice of change if utilities go up drastically and ability to break the lease if the town goes under.

Motis, yes; Huffman, abstained; Staloch, yes; Monda, yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Monda, to have Johnson Controls install three digital thermostats in the FSA-Bank Building at a proposed cost of $5,440.00. Motis, yes; Huffman, abstained; Monda, yes; Staloch, yes. The motion carried.

Gary Winters Property: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to offer Gary Winters $3,050.00 plus taxes paid for property. The motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Cell Phone/Hours from Jan. and Feb./Meeting Reimbursement: A motion was made by Monda, seconded by Motis, to pay $40/month to the mayor for increase in cell phone plan for the remainder of her term in office. Motis, yes; Huffman, yes; Monda, abstained; Staloch, yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Monda, to pay Trish McQuoid for 43 hours at $11/hour for the emergency hours that she recorded performing the job of City Auditor in January and February. She was only a temporary employee and was the only qualified person able to take over the job for such a short period of time. The motion carried unanimously.

Garbage Approval: A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Monda, to approve the increase in garbage rate from Double M Sanitation of 6.5%.

The motion carried unanimously.

Northern Plains RC&D Council Membership: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Monda, to join Northern Plains RC&D Council and to have Mark Motis representing the city of Minnewaukan. The motion carried unanimously.

Liquor License Transfer: A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Huffman, to transfer Miller’s Pub liquor license over to Rick Koth upon approval by the state. The motion carried unanimously.

Portfolio Reports: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis to turn the city cell phone/Troy Backstrom issue over to the city’s lawyer.

The motion carried unanimously.

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

Benson Co. Farmers Press $179.56

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 294.97

NDLC 80.00

Quill 207.22

Ramkota Hotel 126.00

NDRWSA 130.00

Johnson Controls 1,020.00

Commercial Maint.

Chemical Corp. 486.82

Northern Plains Electric 514.98

Hawkins, Inc. 450.00

Double M Sanitation 2,929.00

Library-SS

Fund Transfer 177.47

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,325.61

Steve Huffman 974.69

Ward Christensen 267.70

Ameripride 68.75

Ferrellgas 970.92

McQuoid’s Grocery 86.08

Western Insurance 3,543.00

Benson County/Sheriff 300.00

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Payroll 8,635.27

Deb Trnka 396.83

Ronald Worthey Sr. 504.01

ND Telephone Co. 209.41

McQuoid’s Grocery 218.33

Alltel 56.65

Payroll liabilities 1,610.60

Trish McQuoid 332.00

Darrell’s Electric 222.46

Library

Penworthy 54.14

Crabtree 73.44

ABDO Publishing 93.23

Baker & Taylor 27.14

Literary Guild 33.96

Literary Guild 75.39

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Debra Trnka

City Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

April 13, 2010

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held on April 13, 2010 in the city library at 5:30 p.m. Present were council members Mark Motis, Steve Huffman and Rita Staloch; City Auditor Deb Trnka, city maintenance man Ron Worthey, Sheriff Steve Rohrer, Don Trnka, Dawn Flemmer and Shelly Kallenbach.

A motion was made by Huffman to approve the agenda. Staloch seconded.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve a public survey. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to table the issue of council pay. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to pay $75 dues to the ND Rural Water System Association. Staloch seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Much discussion was held about ongoing flooding. The center of discussion was the area surrounding West Bay Homes and the rental houses and also on 2nd Ave.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Debra Trnka

City Auditor

Mark Motis

Council President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 2, 2010

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held in the conference room at the New Administration Building at Fort Totten. Present were Erich Longie, Marty Greywater, Robert Greywater Jr., Shirley Stensland and Leander "Russell" McDonald. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr., Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr.

and Heather Lawrence. Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve the agenda and consent agenda with the attendance officer’s report being moved to the regular agenda.

All voted in favor. The motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

MARCH 2010

ACT $45.00

Alltel 62.77

Anderson, Stephanie 196.39

Anderson, Stephanie 408.74

Atherton, Carrie 227.50

AVI Systems 7,043.42

Balfour 70.80

Beach Public School Dist. 2,568.83

Benson Co. Farmers Press 86.43

Berhow, Suzanne 227.50

Bert’s Deep Rock 358.02

Bert’s Deep Rock 773.14

Bismarck Holiday Inn

Express 506.50

Black, Joran 100.00

Brown, Gwen 25.00

Brusven, Dennis 245.00

CEV Multimedia 855.00

Cole Papers 46.22

Cole Papers 181.41

Comfort Inn, Bismarck 136.00

Connecting Point 5,612.00

Dacotah Paper Co. 26.78

Dakota Boys Ranch 2,187.36

Damand McLaughlin 1,520.55

Dell Marketing LP 6,752.01

Dell Marketing LP 89.99

Expressway Inn, Bismarck 63.00

FACE Program 132.00

Follett Ed. Services 1,129.27

Food Services of America 197.35

Gallagher, Lorelei 117.50

Greywater, Marty 408.74

Griffin, Johnda 157.50

Hale, Jessica 379.75

Hanson, Deb 4,819.50

Hanson, Deb 172.50

H E Everson Co. 71.22

Hendrickson, Monica 56.25

Hewlett-Packard Co. 350.00

Hewlett-Packard Co. 980.00

Holiday Inn, Minot 378.00

I Design 3,381.00

Ironshield, Christina 125.00

Jetty, Tanya 25.00

Johnson, Sandy 67.60

Johnson, Sandy 25.00

JS Vending 124.20

KABU Radio Station 3,000.00

Kmart 264.83

Lange, Jody 37.50

Laroque, Clint 75.00

Laroque, Trudy 75.00

Lawrence House Publishers 33.99

LBE & Associates 427.00

Leadership Options 1,327.45

Leevers County Market 296.25

LEGO Education 280.90

Longie, Erich 454.75

Luis Caf? 107.00

Marketplace Motors 199.15

McDonald, Evelyn 75.00

MDU 89.58

Medicine Stone, Emmanuel 379.75

Mertens, Joe 245.00

ND Center for

Distance Learning 176.00

NDCEL 859.00

NDDTSEA 130.00

Nelson, Liz 45.21

Ness, Hayley 117.50

North Star Public School 580.00

Northeast Education

Service Co-op 31.50

NSBA 4,300.00

Office Innovations 4,761.18

Olson, Jeff 231.50

Oriental Trading Co. 261.01

Pyramid Ed. Products 1,185.00

Quilt Essential 50.51

Ramada Inn, Grand Forks 248.00

Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck 252.00

Renneberg Hardwood 22.00

Rose Shop 21.34

SchoolCenter 310.60

SchoolCenter 372.37

Sleep Inn, Minot 1,337.40

Spirit Lake Resort 4,006.57

Stensland, Shirley 408.74

Stevenson, Steve 28.54

Subway 66.96

Subway 72.00

Tate Topa

Elementary School 2,641.03

Tate Topa Leadership Team 33.00

Teacher’s Discovery 537.36

The Flower Scent R 56.18

Three Irons, Daryl 50.00

Tracy’s Market 564.92

Trottier Jr., Wayne 252.50

Trottier Jr., Wayne 390.00

Trottier Jr., Wayne 408.74

Two Hearts, Ivan 50.00

Two Hearts, Ivan 379.75

UND 380.00

US Toy/Construction

Playthings 419.73

Vastaas, Amanda 227.50

Wally’s 66.26

Wal-Mart 700.46

Wal-Mart 500.69

Wholesale Supply Co. 153.58

Willert, Daniel 197.50

Wonder Lanes 319.00

Xerox Corp. 2,310.72

Xerox Corp. 80.79

Zinke, Brenda 17.47

SUBTOTAL 81,493.00

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Anderson’s $372.35

Bison Football

Coaching Clinic 60.00

Bull, Lawrence 104.00

Bull, Lawrence 800.00

Coca Cola 1,643.20

Double Z Broadcasting 114.95

Gerrells of DL 256.40

Greywater, Sheldon 235.00

I Design 1,255.11

JS Wholesale and Vending 997.91

Leevers County Market 322.01

Leevers County Market 197.08

Lohnes, John 235.00

Longie, Douglas 121.88

Mercy Hospital 135.85

Pepsi Cola 1,331.76

Prairie Truck Tractor Repair 599.24

Prom Nite 459.98

Snap Dragons 234.14

Wally’s 156.14

SUBTOTAL 9,632.00

TOTAL 91,125.00

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

Robert Greywater Jr., to approve the minutes of February 2 and 23, 2010 with corrections. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

ATTENDANCE OFFICER’S REPORT: Attendance is low. Discussion held on home visits, broadcasting the school’s attendance on the radio and tardy awareness week. The board stated that next month they want a report on how many home visits were made. They also want to hear a broadcast on the radio regarding the school’s attendance. Ms. Lawrence asked for board approval of a revision to the current tardy policy. Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to approve the revision to the tardy policy. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson’s report was FYI regarding March events calendar, NCA visitation team visit on 3/22-3/24/10, 90 day plan, data position and 2010-2011 school calendar. Discussion held regarding the start date of school. Attendance is low during the week of United Tribes.

Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robert Greywater Jr., to approve the 2010-2011 school calendar with revisions contingent upon concurrence with elementary school. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

PERSONNEL REPORT: Discussion held on a career fair held in Missoula, Mont. on April 24-27, 2010 to recruit teachers. Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve the personnel report as is. All voted in favor. The motion carried. Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve out-of-state travel for the career fair held in Missoula, Mont. on April 24-27, 2010. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: FYI — facilities, cooperative with Minnewaukan, ND Indian Dropout Summit, 2010 AdvancED NCA Accreditation conference, athletic audit and charter bus usage by the Cankdeska Cikana Community College.

Discussion held on Minnewaukan cooperative with boys’ and girls’

basketball. Warwick, Minnewaukan and Four Winds will have a meeting to work out the details before an agreement is made. Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve the boys’ and girls’ basketball cooperative contingent on agreement of details. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Stensland, to approve out-of-state travel for three staff members to attend the 2010 AdvancED conference in Atlanta, Ga. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

The National Education Association has asked Dr. Trottier to sit on a national panel to discuss the school’s Turnaround Process experience on March 3-6, 2010 in New York City, NY. The NEA will be paying all of his expenses. Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to approve out-of-state travel for Dr. Trottier to attend the NEA conference in NYC, NY on March 3-6, 2010. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S EVALUATION: Mrs. Anderson received Dr. Trottier’s summative evaluations from the board members.

The meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 17, 2010

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held March 17, 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 and Leander "Russell"

McDonald. Others present were Stephanie Anderson, Wayne Trottier Jr. and Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr. Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:38 p.m.

HARASSMENT OF AN EMPLOYEE: Discussion was held regarding a voicemail received by the superintendent. The board listened to the voicemail. The board believes this is a disturbance of a public school due to the intimidating and hostile threat. Dr. Longie will get legal advice on how to handle this situation. The board will ask the tribal council to meet with them to discuss the harassment of employees. Mr. Robert Greywater Jr. suggested after meeting with the tribal council that the board hold a community meeting to explain the facts to them.

The meeting adjourned at 5:48 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

March 8, 2010

A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held March 8, 2010. In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Louise DeMarce, Karen Peterson, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy. Guests were Paula Deckert, Betty Rushfeldt, and Paul Stensland.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 3-0 to approve the minutes of the February 11 meeting as read.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 3-0 to accept the bills as presented.

Benson Co. Farmers Press $62.98

Best Western

Doublewood Inn 252.00

CenDak Farmers Union Co-op 1,420.96

Dell 3,740.00

EduTech 180.00

Evan-Moor 74.93

Food Service of America 246.87

Hope Unlimited 102.60

Damian Kennedy 361.93

Cindy Knowlen 369.41

Chelsey Maddock 92.35

Mark’s Diesel Repair 488.71

Minot Daily News 84.28

ND Telephone Co. 122.59

Otter Tail Power Co. 391.60

Corey Ploium 76.31

Jeremy Ploium 50.00

Kenneth Ploium 300.00

Quill 121.50

Reliable Office Supplies 131.64

Kathy Resler 21.64

Betty Rushfeldt 216.15

Scholastic 646.64

Julie Schuler 218.00

Bob Stensland 138.53

Summit Learning 33.90

Sandy Swenson 40.00

US Games 120.69

USI 73.04

Hot Lunch Bills

Paula Deckert 199.00

Food Service of America 1,769.11

Jacob Friesen 25.00

JS Vending & Wholesale 235.84

Meadow Sweet Dairy 615.30

NDDPI 111.72

Sleep Inn & Suites Minot 126.00

Renae Kennedy presented an updated version of carryover concerns.

Discussion was held on prices of equipment discussed at the last meeting. It was decided to continue to research security system through ND Telephone Company. Teachers were given permission to price out equipment they’d like in their rooms. The board will review their requests at the next board meeting.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 3-0 to purchase student desks, chairs and one computer table.

Bids for the boys’ bathroom were brought to the board. A motion was made, seconded and carried 3-0 to accept Stensland Construction’s bid.

The board discussed 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 motion was made, seconded and carried 3-0 to accept the 2011-12 school calendar.

Bob Stensland has been paid to help with shoveling the bad coal the school has received.

Teacher contracts need to be out by May 1st.

The board agreed to let the teachers view sample copies of the curriculum to update their older curriculums.

Paula Deckert presented requirements she learned at a recent nutrition class.

Mr. Ploium presented the calendar of events.

Renae Kennedy presented the financials.

The next board meeting will be April 12 at 6 p.m. The meeting adjourned.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

March 16, 2010

A special meeting of the Oberon School Board was held March 16, 2010. In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Louise DeMarce, Karen Peterson, Tina Ross, Roger Skadsem, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy. Guests were Jay Deckert, Kathy Resler and Paul Stensland.

A discussion was held on repairing the upstairs boys’ bathroom. There was no motion to repeal the motion of last meeting’s decision so the decision made at the March 8 board meeting stands.

The meeting adjourned.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

March 1, 2010

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held March 1, 2010.

Present were Mayor James Nelsen and city council members Eloise Ploium, Doug Schmid and Pete Hager. Also present was Linda Walters. Absent was council member Dale Stenberg. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Nelson.

The minutes of the February meeting were read. A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Ploium, to approve the minutes as read. The motion carried.

Old business — The railroad has not repaired the crossing at 2nd Avenue South. The hole in the fire hall has been repaired. Mayor Nelson made a list of street lights to be removed and will give the list to the power company.

New business — Nan Thumb met with the council and requested that they are only billed for city services when they are here. She will provide a water reading. Nan requested that the dumpster be moved away from her property because of garbage being dumped beside it. Possible new locations were discussed.

Corey Ploium is to receive a letter reminding him that mandatory water samples must be sent to the State Health Department monthly. He is also to keep a notebook in the wellhouse to record the date and time of checks plus gallons used.

Louise DeMarce is to receive a letter stating that her utilities will be shut off if she doesn’t pay her city bill.

A report from the State Health Department indicates that no further nitrate samples need to be done for 2010. The nitrates result was less than 5.50mg/l. The city water tested negative for February. A copy of the Benson County Snow Removal policy was received. Tax Director for Benson County Ellen Huffman will meet with the council at the April meeting. The council reviewed a letter from the ND State Water Commission and a project and planning form. A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Hager to increase the insurance coverage on the city community center to $93,000. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Hager, seconded by Ploium, to pay the city bills.

The motion carried.

Otter Tail Power Co. $937.35

Waste Management of ND 771.16

ND Telephone Co. 60.82

CenDak Farmers Union Co-op 898.02

Benson Co. Farmers Press 48.91

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 796.29

Public Utilities Dept., City of

Devils Lake 564.00

Farmers Union Mutual

Insurance Co. 598.00

Ruth Buehler 30.56

Corey Ploium 184.70

Linda Walters 369.40

CenDak Farmers Union Co-op 1,076.92

A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Hager to adjourn. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned.

Linda Walters

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

April 7, 2010

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held April 7, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; council members Ellen Truax, DeLores Solway and Sylvester Hoffner; and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Absent was Lance Alexander.

A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 3, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Ellen Truax, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. The bills are as

follows:

Terry Schwab $429.43

Misti Arnold 554.10

Postmaster 56.00

Internal Revenue Service 481.95

Waste Management 1,422.83

ND Telephone Co. 38.17

Otter Tail Power Co. 663.92

Dennis Leier 50.00

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 175.60

CenDak Farmers Union 463.76

Marty Hagerty of the Esmond Bar was present. He asked permission to stay open on April 10, 2010 until 2 a.m. The council members had no objections for the bar to stay open.

Darrell Mitzel and Glen Wolfe representing the Esmond Fire Department were present. They asked the council members permission to build on to the fire department. DeLores Solway made a motion to approve the building project, seconded by Ellen Truax. The motion carried unanimously.

Mark Hovland, representing the Fessenden Co-op Association, was present.

He presented to the council the building project of new bins for the Esmond Elevator. He updated them on the progress and asked for a tax break. Further information is needed and Mark will be attending the next meeting in May to present this information to the council.

Louis Arnold was present. He had asked what the board decided on giving to the Esmond Caf? roof project. He told the council that he would like for them to give the rest of the money that was in the Esmond Economic Fund. The council members tabled this until the next meeting. The council wanted to find out exactly what the project was going to cost and what total donations they received and then will make a decision on what they would give.

Wes Gillian was present. He inquired on some property that is located by his. The city will get back to him on who owns it.

The annual tax equalization meeting of the Esmond City Council was held April 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Benson County Tax Equalization Director Ellen Huffman was present. Huffman presented the council with various changes and asked if there were any that she missed. Ellen Truax had a list of properties that should have had changes. Huffman was going to make the necessary changes this year and will send an updated list to the city. Huffman also discussed the tax break the Fessenden Co-op Association would like to have. She will send the paperwork to City Auditor Misti Arnold that the Fessenden Co-op is to fill out. Sylvester Hoffner made a motion, seconded by Ellen Truax, to accept the changes to the properties listed. The motion carried unanimously.

The mowing bid will be placed in the newspaper. Bids will be accepted and will be decided at the May 5, 2010 meeting.

Mayor Zimmerman discussed the condition of the streets. He asked permission to get gravel for the roads and bags of asphalt to fill in the holes. He also asked the city auditor to find out about grants on getting the streets repaved. Zimmerman talked about the truck route that goes through the town. He would like new signs put up so the trucks know the route to follow. DeLores Solway made a motion, seconded by Ellen Truax, to get the streets repaired. The motion carried unanimously.

The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7 p.m.

at the Esmond City Hall.

Ellen Truax made a motion, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

KNOX CITY COUNCIL

April 9, 2010

A regular meeting of the Knox City Council was held Friday, April 9 at 3 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall. 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. Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Alderman Hart moved to approve the minutes.

Alderman Robbins seconded. The motion carried.

The financial reports were presented. Alderman Robbins made a motion to approve them. Alderman Hart seconded. The motion carried.

Bills for March were presented:

Waste Management of ND $303.03

Otter Tail Power Co. 280.72

City Auditor 85.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 46.90

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 240.00

ND League of Cities 187.00

Snow removal 830.00

ND State Auditor 400.00

Governing Board and Mayor 408.00

Discussion was held about water problems in town and how the new culverts and ditching that had been done last fall was working. The board agreed that there are still some areas that need to be looked at, such as behind the park along the east exit.

Robbins and Hart will take photos of the problem areas and Mayor Marchus said he would contact Kenny Hoffert of the Benson County Water Board.

Two representatives from FEMA have been in contact with the city and will keep the city informed of any informational meetings.

All areas seemed to be drying up fairly well.

The next meeting will be held Friday, May 14 at 3 p.m. at the Knox Fire Hall.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

March 1, 2010

The Leeds City Council met in regular session March 1, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall. Present were council members Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman, Kyle Nelsen, Lori Nelsen and Mayor Lloyd Himle. Also present was Dan Schaefer from All Seasons Water. Lloyd Himle called the meeting to order.

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

Steve Rohrer gave the council an update on police activity. The council spoke with him about the issue of dogs around town. If anyone has a problem with a dog they can call the sheriff and he will deal with it.

Also discussed were golf carts within city limits. All carts must have working headlights and taillights after dark and be used only to get to the golf course and back.

Dan Schaefer from All Seasons Water was in to talk to council about rural water. The council asked for some options to look at and will discuss it at a later time.

The council conducted a phone interview with Ken Bulie, an auditor from Cando, ND. Mr. Bulie gave the council some of his work history and background on auditing municipalities. He said that the cost for the city audit will be under $6,000 and should be completed by the end of May.

The council opened bids for the lots that were for sale.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Betty Anderson, to sell "Parcel A" to Chad Nelsen. Kyle Nelsen abstained and the motion carried.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to sell the "city shop lot" to Kory Dokken. Betty Anderson abstained and the motion carried.

A motion was made by Kyle Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to accept $2,000 from the EDC for Horizon’s. The motion carried.

Tim Boehmer is coming to do the work on the water plant soon; Betty Anderson will ask him to clean the clear well.

Kyle Nelsen spoke with Mark Western, the lawyer representing Price Asphalt. Before going forward with anything, the council will do an inspection once the snow melts, to see how the paving is holding up.

Brandi Anderson will call Don Malchose about fixing the office computer.

The council discussed the lift station and lagoon and will get a quote from Tim Boehmer to raise the lift station. A grant application for lagoon repairs was submitted.

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

Wages $3,300.25

All Seasons Water 1,041.75

Brandi Anderson 17.60

Leeds Airport 2,176.00

Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00

Xtreme Signs 286.49

Benson Co. Farmers Press 196.25

USA Bluebook 622.14

Northern Plains 1,015.33

Visa 156.68

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,146.94

ND Telephone Company 102.78

ND Workforce Safety 476.10

Tracy’s Market 26.11

Chad’s Amoco 2,034.79

Otter Tail Power Co. 80.92

ND Dept. of Health 32.00

Hawkins 458.53

B & H Oil 454.64

Railroad Management 99.83

Moller’s 51.01

North Plains

Communications 32.50

Library 346.58

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

UCBND 1,577.31

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

March 15, 2010

The Leeds City Council had a special meeting March 15, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Leeds City Hall.

Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and council members Lori Nelsen, Betty Anderson, Pete Ritterman and Kyle Nelsen. Mayor Lloyd Himle called the meeting to order.

This meeting was set to discuss rate changes for water/sewer/garbage services for the city of Leeds.

Water/sewer/garbage rates were discussed and set.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to accept the new city services fee schedule. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Betty Anderson, to sign a contract with Rugby Sanitation for garbage services for $3,800 per month. The motion carried.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

March 8, 2010

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

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

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

Bills were presented:

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $258.58

Otter Tail Power Co. 223.77

Waste Management 892.53

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

City of Devils Lake 480.00

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $169.11

Sandra Barber 220.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 19.43

WSI 250.00

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

The next meeting will be held April 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Warwick Fire Hall.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given by the City Council of the City of Leeds, North Dakota that it will be accepting bids for the rehabilitation of four units in the Parkview Apartment complex.

Sealed bids will be received prior to 4 p.m. April 29, 2010 at the North Central Planning Council, 517 5th Street NE, PO Box 651, Devils Lake, ND 58301.

Bids will be opened at the Leeds, ND City Hall at 10 a.m., April 30, 2010, at which time they will be opened and read publicly.

Copies of the specifications and proposal forms may be obtained from North Central Planning Council, 517 5th Street NE, PO Box 651, Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301.

Telephone Number 701-662-8131.

(Publish April 14, 21 & 28, 2010)


AGENDA FOR SPECIAL MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL DISTRICT 16

April 22, 2010 – 5 p.m.

I. Roll call

II. Recognition of guests

III. Old business A. Teacher request orders; B. Playground safety materials; C. Contracts and raises IV. Adjournment (Publish April 21, 2010)


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