4/28/2010 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

April 12, 2010

A regular meeting of the Maddock City Council was called to order by Mayor Rodney Maddock on April 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the council chambers at city hall. Council members present for roll call were Kent Neppl, Lu Mathison, Marilyn Allan and Larry Summers. Also present were Frank Mosser, Debbie Tracy, Justin Maddock and Steve Mereness.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Mathison, to approve the minutes from the March 8, 2010 regular meeting and the March 23, 2010 special meeting. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Allan, to approve the following bills. The motion carried.

Employee wages $7,281.98

NDPERS 842.20

ND State Tax Commissioner 92.57

Ramsey National Bank 1,622.64

Barnes & Noble

Booksellers, Inc. 41.19

Benson Co Farmers Press 226.46

BlueCross BlueShield, Inc. 1,825.20

CenDak Farmers

Union Co-op 2,269.98

Clute Office Equipment 385.00

Debbie Tracy 55.55

Double M Sanitation 3,837.00

Western Area Power 8,310.44

Expressway Inn 126.00

Economic Development

Association 125.00

Brock Georgeson 75.00

Gus’s Auto 66.90

Hawkins Chemical Inc. 217.52

Home of Economy, Inc. 6.99

Maddock EDC 225.00

Maddock EDC

c/o R. Maddock 250.00

Frank Mosser 96.40

Maddock Mini Mart 632.20

ND Health Laboratory 16.00

ND Surplus Property 24.00

ND Telephone Co. 923.93

Northern Plains Elec. 27,954.87

Peterson Law Office, PC. 804.20

ProSource Specialties 86.80

Radisson Hotel 68.67

Rough Rider Industries 37.45

Tracy’s Market 1.19

Visa 191.56

Frank Moser reported the Dryer Guy would like to install 3-phase electric at 315 Western Ave. N. and would like to set up an installment plan for payment for this service. The council would like to meet with Mike Jelle of the Dryer Guy and Kevin Larson of Northern Plains Electric.

Justin Maddock was present on behalf of the Benson County Rodeo Association regarding insurance on panels for the rodeo grounds. The matter was tabled until further information is obtained.

Steve Mereness of the Dakota Supply Group was present to discuss remote readers with the council.

Clair and Vonda Antonson were present regarding zoning concerns. They would like to have the council add two new clauses to the Zoning

Ordinance: 1. A public hearing requirement for building permits. 2.

Disclosure of what the structure’s use and hours of business operation.

A motion made by Summers, seconded by Neppl, to amend Chapter 6 of the Zoning Ordinance to read as: Notice and Hearing. No action of the council shall be taken on any case until after due notice has been given to the parties and a public hearing has been held concerning commercial building permits. The motion carried.

Double M Sanitation has notified the city of a 6.5% increase in tipping fees. A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Allan, to approve this increase. The motion carried.

After evaluating garbage costs and services, a motion was made by Mathison, seconded by Summers, to increase the garbage rates to take effect July 1, 2010. The motion carried.

A building permit was presented from the House of Fun for a stamped patio, egress window and a larger cement apron in front of the garage. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Mathison, to approve the permit.

The motion carried.

Another building permit was presented from Norman and Robin Rosendahl for a modular home. A motion was made by Neppl, seconded by Summers, to approve the permit. The motion carried.

Debbie Tracy updated the council that she received a CDBG grant for a fitness center at the Benson County Events Center. She also gave a financial report for the park board and a request the city pay for the park board’s insurance. A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Mathison, to pay the park board’s insurance. The motion carried.

The council congratulated Keith Winson on receiving the 2009 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the North Dakota Health Department.

Ellen Huffman and Randy Thompson will be here for a special meeting April 20 from 7-8 p.m. to discuss tax assessments.

The Pledge of Securities was reviewed and approved. It is on file in the city office.

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 7 p.m. will be the next regular meeting. The meeting adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL BOARD

March 16, 2010

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was held March 16, 2010. Present were members: Randy Thompson, Laura Every, Terry Yri, Corey Erickson, Chairman David Ambers and Business Manager Dianne Mikkelson. Also present were Superintendent Myron Jury, Mike Callahan and Ward Christensen. Absent were Ron Carlson and Jean Callahan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman David Ambers.

Yri made a motion, Erickson seconded, to approve the agenda with the addition of the superintendent evaluation. The motion carried.

Erickson made a motion, Yri seconded, to approve the minutes of the Feb.

17, 2010 and March 2, 2010 meetings. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, Every seconded, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried. Every made a motion, Thompson seconded, to approve the financial reports. The motion carried.

General Fund Bills

Advanced Business

Methods $659.20

Advanced Counseling

for Change 3,408.00

Allan’s Skid Steer 315.00

Alltel 638.08

AVI Systems 5,521.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 361.70

Best Western

Doublewood Inn 126.80

BlueCross BlueShield ND 887.90

Mike Callahan 191.00

Capital One 2,002.35

Carolina Biological

Supply Co. 407.47

Cendak Farmers

Union Co-op 4.08

Character Development

Group, Inc. 423.01

Child Therapy Toys 185.77

City of Minnewaukan 903,63

Cooperative Resources Inc. 678.76

Creative Impressions 1,373.49

Darrell’s Electric Inc. 7,274.7-4

Devils Lake Journal 155,00

EducTech 2,400,00

Educational Media Corp. 280.35

Exhaust Pros 42.25

Farmers Union Oil Co. 6,760.34

Grand Forks Public Schools 35.00

Hartford Insurance

Co. of The Midwest 2,818.00

Dolan Herald 21.75

Tyler Heser 24.00

Horace Mann Life

Insurance Co. 75.00

Information

Technology Dept. 232.00

JS Wholesale & Vending 510.02

Naomi Karlin 104.55

Kevlott Testing Services 50.00

Betty Jo Krenz 85.00

Lake Region State College 35.00

McQuoid’s Groceery 510.78

Dianne Mikkelson 226.50

NAPA Auto Parts 5,219.12

NDDTSEA 70.00

NDDTSEA 65.00

New Rockford Public School 46.50

NDIAAA 250.00

Nimco, Inc. 273.70

NDSBA 1,000.00

ND Telephone Co. 620.21

Northeast Regional

Science Olympiad 88.00

Office Depot 107,96

Otter Tail Power Co. 5,403,64

Pearson Education 3,678.50

Popplers Music 191.09

Region IV Music 110.00

Research Press Co. Inc. 185.63

Travis Risovi 855.00

David Salisbury 24.00

SDAESP Conference 125.00

Staloch Construction 350.00

Steins, Inc. 24.98

Success For All

Foundation Inc. 9,413.40

Young’s 21.60

Wal-Mart 1,138.60

Eric Weisser 130,00

TOTAL 70,522.70

Special Fund Bills

Capital One 90.11

Capital One 218.39

Creative Impressions 49.00

Creative Impressions 27.00

Devils Lake Greenhouse 39.00

Gerrell’s 6.98

Interstate Brands, Corp. 8.90

JS Whole & Vending 150,77

McQuoid’s Grocery 96.26

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. 558.96

Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. 229,00

Wal-Mart 112.14

Hot Lunch Bills

Dakota Food Equipment 51,00

Dacotah Paper Co. 354,76

Food Services of America 1,096,29

Interstate Brands Corp. 441,05

Jaymar Business Forms, Inc. 205,28

JS Wholesale & Vending 260.82

Leevers County Market 312.96

McQuoid’s Grocery 24.54

Meadow Sweet Dairy 718.98

Sara Lee Bakery 15,00

US Foodservice 2,205,59

Wholesale Supply Co. 2,276.56

TOTAL 7,972.83

Discussion was held on Graham’s Island land, the athletics co-op and teacher contracts.

Yrl made a motion, Every seconded, to accept the co-op with Warwick and Fort Totten for girls’ basketball and the co-op with Fort Totten for boys’ basketball. A roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. The motion carried.

Every made a motion, Thompson seconded, to appeal the NDHSAA decision on the football co-op. A roll call vote was taken with all members present voting yes. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the Impact Aid trip, the music trip and the superintendent’s evaluation. The next meeting will be April 13, 2010 at

6 p.m.

Thompson made a motion, Yri seconded, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

April 5, 2010

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 8 a.m. in the commissioners’ room of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson and David Davidson. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Haagenson. Also present was Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer.

Highway Superintendent Don Trnka met with the board to give an update on flooded roads in Benson County.

Commissioner Michael N. Steffan arrived at the meeting.

Trnka stated representatives from Department of Emergency Services and FEMA will be coming next week to do an assessment to determine if another disaster declaration needs to be made for additional flood categories. Trnka also indicated he measured the height of the water under the bridge on old Highway #281 near the Arden Helgeseth residence.

He stated the Department of Transportation (DOT) is requesting damage assessments on the federal aid roads.

The board discussed putting the issue of assessing an additional 10 mills on the June 8, 2010 ballot under levy #1212 to be used by the road department for farm-to-market and federal aid roads.

Trnka presented a worksheet to the board regarding vehicle weight limits. He stated contractors are concerned with the current weight limit of 80,000 lbs.

The board telephoned Bryon Fuchs to make a determination on what constitutes a farm-to-market road. Fuchs stated basically federal aid roads are farm-to-market roads.

DEM and FEMA applicant agent Dawn Flemmer arrived at the meeting.

Trnka questioned if the board could designate other roads in Benson County as farm-to-market roads. Fuchs stated this would be acceptable and the proceeds from levy #1212 could be used for these roads.

Trnka questioned if the board would be agreeable to increasing the vehicle weight limit on designated haul roads to 95,000 lbs. He stated he would make a map of proposed haul roads to present to the board. A motion was made by Lee to increase load weight limits to 95,000 lbs. on designated haul roads when the spring load limits come off and to keep the weight limits on the county paved roads at 80,000 lbs. Additional discussion was held on this issue. Lee’s motion was seconded by Steffan.

All members voted yes. The motion carried.

State’s Attorney James P. Wang arrived at the meeting.

Flemmer presented the board with updated reports on FEMA money received.

Additional discussion was held on how changes can be made to the county road program to include additional roads as farm-to-market roads.

Flemmer presented the board with an e-mail received from Paul Messner dated March 31, 2010 regarding how contractors are paid for PW projects under FEMA. She stated the way the county has been handling the money is that the township pays the contractors and then submits invoices and cancelled checks to the county for payment. Messner indicated it is permissible for the townships to have the work completed and then submit the invoices to the county for payment. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to change the method in which townships are reimbursed for FEMA projects so townships only need to submit invoices for work completed to the county and the county will make payment to the contractor of 97%. The townships will be responsible for paying the remaining 3% of the invoices. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to appoint Dawn Flemmer as applicant agent for FEMA-3309-EM-ND. All members voted yes.

The motion carried.

Flemmer stated she will be submitting paperwork for a grant to assist with costs involved in placement of the generator at the Rangen Hill tower along with security fencing. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Davidson, to have the chairman sign the application for the grant. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Steffan indicated he talked with Rick Anderson of NCPC, regarding preparation of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for Benson County.

Anderson stated he believes he would be able to assist with preparing the plan. The estimated costs would be between $7,000.00 and $10,000.00 and it would take approximately 3 months to complete. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to have NCPC prepare a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for Benson County. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of March 16, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Bob Indvik and Jess Tagesad of Wold Engineering met with the board regarding the costs involved in project SC-0311(051) (Old Highway #30, north of Highway #2) near York. Tagesad stated the cost share of the road project will be 80/20 and the cost share for the railroad crossing will be 90/10. Indvik stated there will be no stimulus money for road projects in 2010. Tagesad informed the board of changes being made to cultural/environmental clearance regulations for projects.

Indvik stated he believed federal aid dollars could now be used for the Wood-Rutten paving project because a resolve has been made between the Spirit Lake Tribe and the State of North Dakota regarding the materials tax issue.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to proceed with project SC-0311(051). All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Haagenson questioned the possibility of a grade raise for the Graham’s Island Road. Indvik stated he believes the project, if permitted, will not take place until 2011. He gave input on the environmental clearance issues for this project.

Indvik stated the county has the authority to designate any road it chooses as a farm-to-market road.

The board held further discussion on placing the issue of levying an additional 10 mills under levy #1212 on the June 8, 2010 election ballot. The board stated it would like to designate all county roads as farm-to-market so the money received from the levy could be used for gravelling on the roads and 20% match money for federal aid projects. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Davidson, to have the issue placed on the June 8, 2010 election ballot. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Tax Equalization Director Ellen Huffman presented an application for inundated property for parcel #04-0000-00917-002. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to deny the application, as in prior years the property owner(s) received ag payments on the property. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Huffman presented another application for inundated property for parcel #07-0000-01543-000 and 07-0000-01594-00. She explained this property owner has not been receiving any ag payments. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the application. All members voted yes.

The motion carried.

Extension Agent Scott Knoke met with the board regarding the decision to put the issue of assessing an additional one mill on the net taxable valuation of all properties in Benson County for continued Extension Services (County Agent). A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to sign the resolution to place the issue on the 2010 ballot. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

The board reviewed a letter from Sheriff Rohrer dated March 31, 2010 regarding possible implementation of a school resource officer.

The board reviewed the notice of annual meeting from NDIRF dated March 19, 2010 which included information on voting for representatives to serve on the NDIRF board of directors. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to vote for Scott Wagner to serve on the NDIRF Board of Directors. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

The board discussed opening a bank account at the United Community Bank in Leeds, ND per the request of the bank. The board concluded to leave the accounts for the county "as is."

The board reviewed a letter from NCPC dated March 29, 2010 regarding the 2010 CDBG PDS Amendment.

The board also reviewed a memo from the ND DOT dated March 22, 2010 regarding emergency repair guidelines along with a memo from Paul Benning dated March 23, 2010 regarding 2010 flood damage.

A letter from the State of ND, Office of State Engineer dated March 23, 2010 was presented to the board regarding the application to the state engineer for authorization to construct a project within islands and beds of navigable streams or waters of the state of North Dakota.

The board reviewed and discussed the monthly county bills along with the Benson County Transportation Expenses for March 2010. A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to pay all county approved bills. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were paid:

Social Welfare $6,119.87

Alltel 45.00

B & H Oil 4,341.47

Benson Co Highway Dept. 10,002.93

Esmond City 25.50

Minnewaukan City 97.00

CenDak Farmers

Union Co-op 10,760.62

Farmers Union Oil-York 1,009.87

Home of Economy 117.65

ND Telephone Company 183.77

Otter Tail Power Co. 518.63

Power Plan (RDO Equip.) 627.86

Prairie Truck & Tractor

Repair 79.16

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 6.82

Service Tire 474.88

Alltel 175.25

Bradley Beckstand 36.00

Cass County Tr 106.00

Michael Steffan 85.00

Curtis Hvinden 156.00

Jason Lee 199.00

Lowell Haagenson 134.00

Kelly Inn 126.00

Lyle Signs, Inc. 996.75

State Tax Commissioner 13.83

Otter Tail Power Co. 2,340.70

Benson Co. Farmers Press 42.00

Shawn Banet 9.83

Stacey Heggen 35.00

Visa 410.35

Wal-Mart 10.37

Xtreme Signs & Graphix 100.00

Benson Co. Transportation 800.00

Brian Rister 25.00

David Davidson 24.00

Institute of Local Gov’t. 80.00

ND Telephone Co. 709.96

Justin Johnson 25.00

Shelby Jorgenson 25.00

Butte Valley Township 8,930.00

Clute Office Equipment 5,975.00

Dean Petska 150.00

James Wang 638.00

Lisa Wold 150.00

Acme Electric 106.83

Devils Lake Daily Journal 69.95

H2O, Inc. 504.87

Northern Bag and Box Co. 2,316.55

OfficeMax 140.21

OK Tire Store 1,260.80

Otter Tail Power Co. 378.50

Prairie Truck & Tractor

Repair 70.75

Quality Welding 4.41

Wang’s 1,049.00

Brenda Aabrekke 622.20

Deanna Sorvig 456.85

Hargus Nelson 51.00

Jessica Maunz 200.00

Kevin Brevik 309.30

Kathie Johanneck 510.40

ND State’s Attorney

General 239.00

Aflac 867.34

Bonnie Erickson 227.50

Cindy Jelle-Ray 25.00

Minnewaukan City 117.95

Colonial 34.75

Dental Service Corp.

of ND 3,450.63

Gaffaney’s of Minot 147.90

Great Plains Directory 672.00

Kropp Law Office 90.00

Mac’s, Inc. 18.68

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 119.00

ND Council of

Education Leaders 10.00

ND Public Employees

Retirement 10,999.25

ND Public Employees

Retirement 1,361.28

ND Recorders Association 175.00

NDSU Extension Service 60.00

Reliable Office Supplies 133.66

SDU 500.00

Synergy Graphic’s, Inc. 620.00

Alltel 23.90

ND Telephone Co. 39.16

York Township 9,908.01

Social Welfare 11,965.03

B & H Oil 6,658.10

Butler Machine 663.24

Maddock City 122.50

Minnewaukan City 48.50

David Abrahamson 85.00

Double Z Broadcasting 96.00

CenDak Farmers

Union Co-op 5,196.09

Farmers Union Oil-York 816.94

Farmers Union Oil l,508.59

The Glass Shop 385.99

Gowan Construction, Inc. 443.42

Grainger 80.28

H E Everson’s Co. 285.42

JS Vending, Inc. 30.56

Lake Lumber 185.18

Lyle Signs, Inc. 97.24

Mac’s Inc. 374.75

Dakota Implement 2,736.89

Nodak Electric

Cooperative 224.80

Northern Plains

Electric Co-op 38.00

Power Plan (RDO Equip.) 234.44

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 6.16

Benson Co. Farmers Press 79.75

TSC Store, Inc. 174.50

Wal-Mart 157.65

Wheeler Lumber, LLC. 4,730.40

W W Wallwork 757.71

Benson County Auditor 288.00

Brian Rister 75.00

Chad’s Amoco 1,119.13

Clute Office Equipment 302.53

Michael Steffan 130.00

David Davidson 59.00

Curtis Hvinden 60.00

Jason Lee 137.50

Lowell Haagenson 96.00

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Devils Lake Daily Journal 72.60

Ellen Huffman 45.12

Expressway Inn 59.95

Forestry Suppliers, Inc. 115.20

CenDak Farmers

Union Co-op 36.00

Farmers Union Oil 107.00

HR Collaborative 150.00

HY-Z Wireless 425.14

LR Law

Enforcement Center 1,180.00

McQuoids Grocery 226.90

Maddock Mini Mart 551.70

Dakota Implement 129.98

ND Public Employees

Retirement 21,988.38

Northern Plains

Electric Co-op 36.08

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 632.94

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 63.00

Scott Knoke 105.00

Service Tire 61.59

Universal Services 308.90

Visa 813.61

Dist. to Entities 131,868.72

March 2010 Net Payroll

County Agent 1,089.97

Emergency Disaster 1,236.01

VSO 1,082.07

County Road 23,710.41

Social Services 25,366.38

County General 39,186.21

Sheriff Rohrer met with the board to have the chairman sign the contract for traffic safety.

The meeting adjourned at 11 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Lowell Haagenson

Chairman


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)


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

April 21, 2010

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held April 21, 2010 in the Minnewaukan Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Present were Mayor Trish McQuoid and council members Steve Huffman, Mark Motis and Rita Stolach. Others present were City Auditor Deb Trnka, Richard Anderson, Don Trnka, Shelly Kallenbach, Mike Hall, Irwin Curry, Barbara Fitzpatrick, and other representatives from FEMA and the Corps of Engineers.

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

Richard Anderson/CDBG: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to send application to North Central Planning. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Staloch, to approve a contract with North Central Planning. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Huffman, to have North Central Planning file an extension as all final bills for last year’s project have not been received. The motion carried unanimously.

D&D Roofing: A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Huffman, to pay D&D Roofing an additional $250.00 for snow removal from the library roof to stop leaking. The motion carried unanimously.

Flood Issues: Much discussion was heard by the council on the flood issues.

Approve Bills: A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Staloch, to approve bills. The motion carried unanimously.

Bills paid

Minnewaukan Public School 500.00

Northern Plains RC&D 100.00

Ward Christensen 277.00

D & D Roofing 250.00

D&D Roofing 19,885.00

Library

Literary Guild 15.48

Debra Trnka

City Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

LEEDS PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT #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:

1. To elect one director for a three-year term to represent Region 4:

Beaver, Butte Valley, Broe, Iowa and Twin Lake Townships and the west half of Lake Ibsen Township.

2. To elect one director for a three-year term to represent Region 5:

The city of York and York, Knox and Hurricane Lake Townships and the west half of Leeds Township.

Polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Absentee ballots will be available in the school business office beginning April 29, 2010, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or may be requested by mail.


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

March 15, 2010

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held March 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Brian Engstrom, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Superintendent Joel Braaten, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Absent was Gene Larson. Also present was Refugio "Pete" Padilla from the State Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission.

Addition to the agenda was a report on NDHSAA meeting.

The minutes of the previous regular meeting on February 18, 2010 and the special meeting on March 4, 2010 were approved as written.

Old Business: 2010-2011 school calendar. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the 2010-2011 school calendar with the first day of school August 24, 2010 and last day of school May 25, 2011 and graduation on May 29, 2011.

Mr. Braaten read a letter from DPI State Performance Plan stating that Leeds Public School received a "Meets Requirement" level in regard to Special Education.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the bills and February’s financial reports.

Anderson, April $75.00

Anne Carlsen Center

For Children 8,158.44

B & H Oil Co. 5,429.67

B.E. Publishing 1,114.00

Beckman, Colleen 329.22

Benson Co. Farmers Press 180.23

Braaten, Joel 10.14

Brown, Margaret 18.50

Cenex Credit Card 40.80

Clute Office Equipment, Inc. 884.46

Creative Impressions 153.38

Dakota Web

Composers, LLC. 120.00

Darling, Jana 27.49

Duran, Brandi 378.00

EduTech 1,950.00

Enchanted Learning, LLC. 125.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 666.28

Information Technology

Department 154.00

JW Pepper & Son, Inc. 277.99

Jorgenson, Shelby 10.00

Kinetic Leasing 27,257.00

Lake Region

Sheet Metal, Inc. 155.91

Leeds School

Foodservice Fund 1,359.00

Medcenter One

Occupational Health Clinic 150.00

Minot State University 70.00

Mollers, Inc. 173.60

Mt. Pleasant

School District #4 25.00

ND Driver & Traffic Safety

Education,Inc. 65.00

ND Telephone Co. 329.12

Officemax 142.35

Oriental Trading Co., Inc. 61.96

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 22.01

Pureland Supply 225.50

Quill Corporation 482.03

Region IV Music 140.00

Seiler, Derrick 19.99

Stein’s, Inc. 347.08

US Foodservice, Inc. 41.64

City of Leeds 159.00

Leeds Postmaster 8.95

Reliable Printing Solutions 58.92

Taube Museum of Art 32.00

USI Education &

Government Sales 107.49

UCB Insurance Agency, Inc. 4,380.00

Wal-Mart Community Brc 150.23

New Rockford School 40.00

TOTAL 56,106.38

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: Math Meet is on April 19 — grade 4: Ali Heck, Dani Schwanke, Rochelle Hansen, Arnikka Thompson; grade 5: Kaylee Lybeck, Madison Featherstone, Andrew Follman, Spencer Follman; grade 6: Tyler Blegen, Brandy Blegen, Adam Fischer, Taylor Bisbee; Iditarod was March 12; Ryan Arndt presenting "Sargent Safety" to elementary students; preschool screening March 9; D.I. state competition March 27; bowling party April 22 for reading challenge; report cards March 17; "The Wizard of Oz" performance; presentation on conserving our natural resources; and teacher evaluations completed.

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: teacher observations completed; Senteos workshop; county spelling bee results:

7th grade — Julissa McGarvey second place, Colbi Charette third place; 8th grade — Shelby Jorgenson third place, Bo Lauckner fourth place; Shelby Jorgenson was first place overall and will compete at the state competition; JH music contest: star rating woodwind quartet — Julissa McGarvey, Andrea Jorgenson, Taryn Bjerke, Paige Johnson; star rating girls’ vocal quartet — Taryn Bjerke, Alyssa Anderson, Shelby Jorgenson, Mylie Herman; parent-teacher conferences; FFA Valley City Winter Show:

state crop bronze team — Logan Gunderson, silver; Seth Bisbee, Kyle Jorgenson, Justin Wangler and Thomas Urness all bronze; state livestock:

Kelly Fragodt, silver; state crops: 11 blues, 7 reds, 1 white; open show

— Kayla Wangler, 2nd canola; Brady Stoll, third, barley; Kyle Jorgenson, fifth, black beans; Darren Young, merit hard red spring wheat; Youth Risk Behavior Survey spring 2009; boys’ basketball team:

fourth place at Districts, advanced to Regionals, All-District — Matt Swanson; track practice started; golf: David Young and Dallas Johnson are interested in coaching.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the superintendent’s formative evaluation.

Mr. Braaten reported the next NESC meeting is April 14, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to waive the April 1 deadline for negotiations.

Mr. Braaten reported that Leeds Public School will not receive any Title IV funding next year.

The Board discussed negotiations. Linda Young and Randy Silliman will be on the negotation committee and will meet Tuesday, March 23, 7:30 a.m.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: need a Long Range Planning meeting held every two years; received two applications for health/PE/AD position and one application for science position. The Long Range Planning Meeting will be held May 4, 2010, 7 p.m.

Mr. Braaten reported that the NDHSAA approved the dissolution of the Minnewaukan/Leeds basketball and volleyball co-ops, denied the dissolution of the Minnewaukan/Leeds/Maddock football co-op and approved the Leeds/Maddock girls’ and boys’ basketball co-ops.

Randy Silliman asked Mr. Braaten the following: "Did you tell the media you resigned because of the sports co-op?" Mr. Braaten responded "no"; "Who is in charge of notes being sent home with students, the board or school staff?" Mr. Braaten responded "the school".

Randy Silliman asked Mr. Manley, "Did you tell the media you resigned because of the sports co-op?" Mr. Manley answered "no".

The board reviewed applications for superintendent.

The next meeting is scheduled for April 15, 2010 at 7 p.m.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to go into executive session to discuss Mrs. Braaten’s negotiation. Before going into executive session, Mr. Padilla questioned the board on reasons for the co-op decision. The board went into executive session.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

March 31, 2010

A special meeting of the Leeds School Board was held March 31, 2010 at

7:45 a.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Superintendent Joel Braaten, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Absent was Brian Engstrom and Gay Leapaldt.

Mr. Braaten read a letter of resignation from Mrs. Carol Braaten. A motion was made, seconded and carried to accept Mrs. Braaten’s resignation with thanks for 15 years of service.

The board discussed applications for teaching positions. Mr. Braaten will set up an appointment to interview P.E. teacher. The board will interview superintendent applicants on April 10, 2010.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 a.m.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

April 10, 2010

A special meeting of the Leeds School Board was held April 10, 2010 at 10 a.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Absent was Brian Engstrom.

The board interviewed Mr. Charles Dunlop for the superintendent/high school principal position.

The board interviewed Mr. Dan Bettin for the superintendent/high school principal position.

Since the next interview was not until 1 p.m. the board recessed for lunch at the Farm House Cafe at 12 p.m.

The board resumed the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

The board interviewed Mrs. Linda Mueller for the superintendent/high school principal position.

The board discussed these three applicants.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

April 10, 2010

A special meeting of the Leeds School Board was held April 10, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. Absent was Brian Engstrom.

The Board reviewed the final negotiation agreement between the LEA and the Board of Education.

A motion was made by Linda Young to accept the final negotiation agreement for 2010/2011 as follows: 1. Increase the base by $3,000.00 to $30,000.00. 2. Freeze the vertical step. 3. Increase health insurance from $3,800.00 to a full single policy or equivalent on a single plus dependent or family policy for the Educator Plus 100, but is negotiable annually. 4. Compensation of $1,000.00 for the computer technology position. 5. New three-year co-curricular schedule as brought forth by the LEA. 6. Increase the masters lane to $1,000.00 horizontally from BS

+ 32 and masters vertical steps remain at $500.00. The motion was

seconded by Gay Leapaldt and approved unanimously and carried.

The meeting adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


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