5/12/2010 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

April 12, 2010

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held April 12, 2010.

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

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Jacobson 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. 206.01

Waste Management 912.28

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Internal Revenue Service 128.52

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $182.39

Sandra Barber 220.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 62.98

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 171.80

Benson County Treasurer 252.00

Internal Revenue Service 254.26

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

Walter made a motion to grant a raffle permit to the Warwick Rodeo Club.

Elfman seconded. The motion carried.

The next meeting will be May 3, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Warwick Fire Hall.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN DISTRICT COURT, GRAND FORKS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Henry C. Streifel, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Barbara Graham and Mitchell Cyrus Streifel have been appointed co-personal representatives of the Estate of Henry C. Streifel on the 17th day of March, 2010. All persons having claims against Henry C. Streifel 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 Barbara Graham and Mitchell Cyrus Streifel, co-personal representatives of the estate, at c/o Don Hager Law Offices, PO Box 500, Larimore, ND 58251-0500, or filed with the above court.

Dated this 2nd day of April, 2010.

-s-Barbara A. Graham

Barbara Graham

Co-Personal Representative

-s-Mitchell Cyrus Streifel

Mitchell Cyrus Streifel

Co-Personal Representative

Don Hager, Esq.

Don Hager Law Offices

309 Towner Avenue

PO Box 500

Larimore, ND 58251

(701) 343-6487

ND License #04382

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 5th day of May, 2010.

(Publish May 5, 12 & 19, 2010)


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BENSON COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.

In the Matter of the Estate of Patrick C. Langstaff, 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 Edward Langstaff, personal representative of the estate, at 3344 82nd Ave. NE, Sheyenne, ND 58374, or filed with the court.

Dated this 9th day of March, 2010.

-s-Edward Langstaff

Edward Langstaff

Personal Representative

James P. Wang

110 Main Street East

PO Box 211

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

ID# 04664

(701 473-5338

Attorney for Estate

First publication on the 5th day of May, 2010.

(Publish May 5, 12 & 19, 2010)


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

May 4, 2010

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was called to order in the city library by Mayor Trish McQuoid May 4, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. Present were council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch and Steve Huffman; City Auditor Deb Trnka; and water and maintenance superintendent Ward Christensen.

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

The first reading of the council pay ordinance was held.

A motion was made by Motis to increase the insurance on the FSA-Bank Building and the Library-City Office Building and to leave the insurance the same on the city garage. Huffman seconded. Roll call vote: Motis, yes. Huffman, yes. Staloch, abstain. The motion carried.

Flood issues were discussed.

The next regular meeting of the city council will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 5 p.m. in the city library.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Debra Trnka

City Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

April 20, 2010

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 8 a.m. in the commissioner room of the Benson County Courthouse, Minnewaukan, ND. Commissioners present were Jason Lee, Curtis Hvinden, Lowell Haagenson, David Davidson and Michael N. Steffan.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Haagenson. Also present was Richard Peterson of the Benson County Farmers Press.

Highway Superintendent Don Trnka met with the board. FEMA representative Tammy Novakavich was also presented at this time. Trnka informed the board the Brinsmade road going east is closed due to flooding. He commented on areas of concern on the old Highway #281 road/bridge south of Highway #2.

DEM and Applicant Agent Dawn Flemmer arrived at the meeting.

Trnka stated he is waiting for more information on the DeVoogdt road.

The board reviewed a letter from the Wood Lake Township Board of Supervisors dated April 14, 2010 regarding possible relocation of this road. The township board requested permission to pursue building a road to the west of the Jim DeVoogdt residence and abandoning the existing road.

Trnka updated the board on the road near the Leo Walker residence. Trnka stated he submitted paperwork for emergency funding on this road and will work toward a temporary repair.

Trnka also stated his concern with the road leading to the Gefroh and Kueffler residences north of the city of Minnewaukan between Riggin and West Bay Townships. He informed the board this road will be under water again in the very near future.

Trnka stated the grade raise near the Antiochia Church is being put on hold at this point per the request of the area land owners. He also stated the north county line in York Township has a culvert which collapsed. Trnka stated two culverts will need to be installed along this road.

Trnka presented a bill from Wold Engineering for work done on the old Highway #30 project. He questioned the board on where the money should come from to pay the bill. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to pay the engineering costs from the stimulus money received from the State of North Dakota. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Trnka stated his department is advertising for a new road department foreman. Steffan questioned if it would be possible to hold off hiring a new foreman. Trnka stated a foreman is needed as it is very busy at his department. He stated projects take considerable time as his department can only haul half loads due to the load/weight restrictions and he doesn’t want to damage good roads.

Davidson stated he talked with Frances Ziegler of ND Department of Transportationa (DOT) regarding a meeting he had with the Spirit Lake Tribe. He stated a resolution has been made regarding the materials tax issue. Haagenson stated it is his belief the stimulus money the county was planning to use for the Wood-Rutten road is no longer available.

Davidson stated the road on Highway 57 will be widened from Camp Grafton to the dike and from Fort Totten to the Spirit Lake Casino.

Trnka stated his concern with the Graham’s Island Road. He stated he talked with Wold Engineering to get an estimate on temporary repair work to keep the road in good condition. He stated the estimate came in at approximately $300,000. He said the road may be severely damaged if there should be high winds.

Novakavich introduced herself and informed the board of her position with FEMA. Flemmer questioned if another emergency declaration is needed for a new disaster classification. Novakavich stated she would check on this issue and report back to Flemmer.

Flemmer stated she received the exit interview for Disaster 3309. She informed the board of the reports she received for road closures and residential flooding issues, etc. She stated she has been meeting with FEMA on roads acting as dikes issues.

Steffan questioned Novakavich on issues involving the flood endorsement.

Peterson stated it was his understanding that if the lowest level of a home is 1452.5’ or below, the owner may submit a claim. Peterson also stated he believed there are only 12 residences in the city of Minnewaukan that would qualify under the endorsement at this time.

Public Health Nurse Shelley Aabrekke met with the board and gave an update on the activity of her office.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of April 5, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Peterson commented on the letter received from the ND DOT dated March 31, 2010 regarding the request to remove rip-rap from old Highway #281 north of the city of Minnewaukan. He stated he believed the board should write a letter to Governor Hoeven regarding this issue. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Davidson, to write a letter as requested.

All members voted yes. The motion carried.

The board reviewed a letter from the ND State Water Commission dated April 19, 2010 regarding providing boat access from Devils Lake into Round Lake, southeast of Minnewaukan. As part of this project, old Highway #281 north of the city of Minnewaukan would need to be cut. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to have the chairman sign the application. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Davidson stated the ND DOT is requesting that each county make sure roads are classified and prioritized.

State Attorney James P. Wang arrived at the meeting at 9:14 a.m.

Discussion was held on what the money is used for from tickets written on road load/weight limit violations.

The auditor gave the board information on how much property taxes would increase on certain values of property if the proposed 10 mill levy increase under Levy #1212 should be approved by the voters in the primary election.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to issue muskrat control permits for the year 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to appoint Anna Slater and Linda Madson as inspectors for the 2010 primary election.

The board reviewed the funding agreement for District Clerk of Court Services received from the Office of State Court Administration dated April 8, 2010. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to approve the funding agreement. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a letter from the LR Community Services and Restitution Program dated April 8, 2010 requesting monetary contribution. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the contribution. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

The board reviewed an opinion from State’s Attorney Wang dated April 19, 2010 regarding a strategic plan for temporary/permanent relocation of the county seat due to flooding. Wang gave additional input and further discussion was held on this issue. Steffan questioned what cities could be used to accommodate the county offices in the event of flooding.

Steffan stated a letter should be sent to the various communities to question what facilities would be available. The board agreed the letter should be sent.

The board reviewed a letter from Lonnie Wangen of the Department of Veterans Affairs dated April 1, 2010 regarding a site visit report.

The board reviewed a map of the elevations of the county buildings.

Sheriff Steven J. Rohrer met with the board. He stated the new patrol car has been purchased. He questioned if the Taurus should be advertised for sale. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to advertise the Taurus for sale. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

Rohrer discussed seal belt enforcement and video enhancement grants he is applying for. He also discussed issues with people driving around road closed signs and barricades.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Steffan, to approve payment of the Applicant Agent salary for Dawn Flemmer for the the period 1/30/10 to 3/06/10. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the sale of parcel # 37-0000-08362-001 to Allan B. Altschuler provided Altschuler signs an affidavit to verify he has no outstanding real property taxes in the State of North Dakota.

State’s Attorney Wang gave an update on social service employment issues.

The meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Lowell Haagenson

Chairman


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:

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 are available in the school business office Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or may be requested by mail.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Leeds School District No. 6

Leeds, ND 58346

(Publish April 28 & May 5 & 12, 2010)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

OBERON CITY COUNCIL

April 12, 2010

A regular meeting of the Oberon City Council was held April 12, 2010.

Present were Mayor James Nelson and council members Pete Hager and Doug Schmid. Also present was City Auditor Linda Walters. Absent were council members Eloise Ploium and Dale Stenberg.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Nelson. Randy Thompson of the Benson County Tax Equalization office met with the council in place of Tax Director Ellen Huffman. Mr. Thompson reviewed the tax increases and decreases with the council. A motion was made by Schmid, seconded by Hager to accept the 2010 tax equalization changes with the exception of the Deckert garage. The motion carried. Mr. Thompson was present from 7-7:30 p.m.

Tammy Novakovich of FEMA met with the council from 7:30-8 p.m. The council explained city problems and showed pictures of the problems. The road to the city well is covered with water and there is water around the well. Benson County is listed as a category B. No work can be done unless the well is in imminent danger of flooding. Ms. Novakovich stated to wait for a declaration of disaster and when an applicant meeting is scheduled, she suggested that the mayor, auditor and some council members attend. Streets in need of repair were also reviewed. Oberon City Auditor Linda Walters will contact the Benson County Auditor Bonnie Erickson and request information about how much mill levy the city can raise.

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

Old business — A letter from North Central Planning Council was received and stated that the city of Oberon was awarded a CDBG Grant of $20,000 for upgrades to the city water distribution system.

New business — The city water tested negative. Garbage will be picked up Wednesdays instead of Thursdays starting the last week of March.

A motion was made by Hager, seconded by Schmid to pay the bills. The motion carried.

Otter Tail Power Co. $631.85

Waste Management 1,542.32

CenDak Farmers Union 911.49

ND Telephone Co. 60.82

Benson Co. Highway 1,225.79

Benson Co. Farmers Press 44.22

Krantz’s Floral and Garden 48.10

Benson Co. Farmers Press 78.39

ND Dept. of Health 32.00

ND Municipal Finance

Officers Association 40.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 97.15

Krantz’s Floral and Garden 39.95

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

Waste Management 1,546.55

Surety Title Company 1,287.00

Benson Co. Treasurer 276.00

City of Oberon 138.00

Corey Ploium 184.70

Linda Walters 369.40

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

Linda Walters

City Auditor

James C. Nelson

Mayor


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