5/19/2010 – Public Notices


 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OBERON SCHOOL BOARD April 12, 2010 A regular meeting of the Oberon School Board was held April 12, 2010. In attendance were Yvonne Thumb, Louise DeMarce, Karen Peterson, Tina Ross, Principal Kenneth Ploium, Assistant Principal Damian Kennedy and Business Manager Renae Kennedy. Guests were Jay Deckert, Thomas Leing, Kathy Relser, Scott Sigette and Paul Stensland.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to approve the minutes of the March 8 meeting as read.

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

Colin Barstad $67.35

Mary Ann Broe 126.90

Benson Co. Farmer Press 223.11

Bismarck Tribune 95.04

CenDak Farmers Union 1,439.30

Center Coal Co. 509.39

Paula Deckert 211.68

Devils Lake Journal 89.60

East Central Center 11,205.50

F.I.R.S.T. 227.25

Fargo Forum 64.32

Follett 271.83

Food Service of America 111.52

Foss Trucking 804.30

Grand Forks Herald 83.16

Hope Unlimited 128.25

Annie Howard 461.75

Damian Kennedy 243.71

Renae Kennedy 37.00

Cindy Knowlen 92.35

Mark’s Diesel Repair 2,564.19

NDCDE 48.95

ND Telephone Co. 117.40

Otter Tail Power Co. 363.18

Corey Ploium 194.92

Kenneth Ploium 76.65

Postmaster 25.56

Quill 377.09

Really Good Stuff 67.94

Kathy Resler 107.56

Scholastic Book 76.00

Julie Schuler 968.00

Bob Stensland 147.76

Paul Stensland 2,000.00

Surety Title Co. 1,652.00

Sandy Swenson 152.61

Yvonne Thumb 28.00

Wally’s 12.97

Wal-Mart 14.58

Wonder Lanes 140.00

Hot Lunch Bills

Food Service of America 2,072.49

JS Vending & Wholesale 512.65

Renae Kennedy 2.99

Meadow Sweet Dairy 728.37

NDDPI 105.66

A motion was made, seconded and carried 3-1 to have Mr. Ploium deliver board packets the Friday before a board meeting which should include a copy of non-recurring bills.

Construction bids for the new heating system were brought to the board.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to accept the bid of McCarthy Electric, Inc.

Renae Kennedy presented again the information on the 70% compensation increase for teacher salaries.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 4-0 to accept the door bid from Thompson’s Devils Lake Glass & Paint.

Teachers’ equipment requests were brought to the board. A meeting will be held April 22 at 5 p.m. to determine what will be ordered.

Louise DeMarce brought information about safety materials being under all the playground equipment for liability reasons. Research will be done and findings brought to the board.

Kenneth Ploium informed the board about changes in education from the government.

Damian Kennedy informed the board of the process of the new Title I reporting system of ND MILE.

The board reviewed the health inspection report.

The board agreed to present the teachers and staff with a gift certificate during Teacher/Staff Appreciation week.

Kenneth Ploium presented the calendar of events.

Renae Kennedy presented the financials.

A closed meeting was held to discuss teacher contracts and raises.

The next board meeting will be May 10 at 6 p.m. A special board meeting will be held April 22, 2010 to discuss teacher request orders, contracts and raises and playground safety material. The meeting adjourned.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

OBERON SCHOOL BOARD

April 22, 2010

A special meeting of the Oberon School was held April 22, 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. Guest was Kathy Relser.

A motion was made, seconded and carried 5-0 to purchase the new curriculum requested by teachers.

Other teacher requests will be decided by the board after contracts are signed.

Safety playground material under equipment was discussed. It has been decided that something needs to be there but further research will be done. Immediate action this summer will be for the custodian to extend the fence along A Street to keep basketballs from rolling into the street.

A closed meeting was held to finalize teacher contracts. The meeting adjourned.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager


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 COMPETITORS OF

HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR

PROPERTY TAX INCENTIVES

Notice is hereby given that the city council of Esmond, North Dakota will meet at 7 p.m. on June 2, 2010 at Esmond City Hall to consider the application of Fessenden Co-op Association, Esmond Station, PO Box 126, Fessenden, ND 58438 for property tax relief on the project which the applicant will use in the operation of the grain elevator at 22 1st St.

SW, Esmond, ND 58332 located in Blocks B and D, Railroad Addition, Esmond City.

Any competitor of the applicant may appear and be heard by the Esmond City Council at the time and place designated herein. A competitor may provide written comments to the governing body before the scheduled hearing.

This notice is given by the above-named applicant pursuant to the provisions of North Dakota Century Code 40-57.1-03.

(Publish May 19 & 26, 2010)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

April 12, 2010

The Leeds City Council met in regular session April 12, 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 Jady Stuberg, Sheriff Steve Rohrer, Al McKay and Rod Hoffmeyer and Terry Thompson from ND Telephone Company. Mayor Lloyd Himle called the meeting to order.

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

Sheriff Steve Rohrer gave the council an update on police activity.

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. Any abusers will be stopped and ticketed.

Rod Hoffmeyer and Terry Thompson from North Dakota Telephone Company were in to update the council. They are going to start burying fiber optic cable starting next week. The cable will come all the way to each house and the residents will not incur any of the costs. Information about this will be put in the quarterly letter to the residents.

Al McKay was in to discuss city clean-up of old abandoned houses. Before a building is torn down it must be inspected for asbestos and lead-based paint. If a house is condemned, the property owner will receive a letter and be asked to attend a hearing on the matter. The council will submit a list of any houses around town that they feel are dangerous and need to be condemned to Mr. McKay.

A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to set up a committee of Kyle Nelsen and Jady Stuberg to work with Al McKay on the housing project. The motion carried.

Jan Lee submitted her proposal to paint the Leeds landfill sign. A motion was made by Lori Nelsen, seconded by Pete Ritterman, to accept Jan Lee’s proposal with amendments. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Lori Nelsen, to approve KJ’s special event liquor permit application. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Betty Anderson, to grant the York Legion Auxiliary a gaming permit. The motion carried.

Jady Stuberg submitted maintenance reports, meter reading from the school and invoices to the council. He also reported on the water plant renovations. A fluoride pump is going to be installed soon.

Jady will pull out a tree and mow east of the baseball diamond to try to keep down the mosquito population.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Lori Nelsen, to install a second check valve on the Card-Trol water pump. The motion carried.

Rugby street sweeping has raised its’ rates from $50 an hour to $140 an hour. Jady will try to do as much of this by himself as possible.

Jady is going to order a pallet of cold patch and start filling in some of the potholes around town. He is also going to call Dakota Mud Jacking to see if they can fix the broken spots on the curb across from Larson Implements.

Ken Tweten sent a letter to the council requesting the city buy back the old City Hall from him. Kyle Nelsen will respond by letter.

Clean-Up Week for the city of Leeds will be May 1 through May 8 and the dump ground will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. during that week.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Betty Anderson, to hire Leeds Elementary children for city clean-up for its fundraiser for $200.

Kyle Nelsen abstained; the motion carried.

North Central Planning awarded the city of Leeds $38,800 for lagoon repair.

A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Betty Anderson, to support the efforts of the Leeds Horizons committee in formulating a housing study. The motion carried.

The Leeds Heavy Rescue requested to store its vehicles and do its training at the Leeds city landfill. A motion was made by Pete Ritterman, seconded by Lori Nelsen, to grant permission to the Leeds Heavy Rescue. The motion carried.

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

Wages $5,121.61

B & H Oil 347.26

Home of Economy 3.40

ND Dept. of Health 32.00

Dakota Web 120.00

Farmers Union Oil 371.49

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,947.31

Hawkins 1,574.11

Benson Co. Farmers Press 143.38

Chad’s Amoco 519.28

ND Telephone Co. 192.96

Tracy’s Market 4.79

Railroad Management 82.50

Leeds Airport Authority 4,517.66

Benson Co. Sheriff 200.00

Brandi Anderson 169.40

USA Bluebook 124.52

Northern Plains 889.96

North Star Mutual 258.08

Visa 577.08

UCB 21,180.00

Library 152.12

Jady Stuberg 228.00

Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00

UCBND 1,577.31

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor

Lloyd Himle

Mayor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

May 12, 2010

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was called to order by Mayor Trish McQuoid at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Also present were council members Mark Motis, Rita Staloch, Steve Huffman and Shane Monda, City Auditor Deb Trnka, Sheriff Steve Rohrer, Brian Skaar, Rick Anderson, Ray Morrell and many concerned citizens. The meeting was held at the city library.

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

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Staloch, to approve the conservation easement for Pat Feist. The motion carried unanimously.

The Bremer Bank lease and KLJ contract were tabled until the next meeting.

A second reading of Ordinance 1.0603 was held. A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Monda, to approve the second reading. Roll call vote:

Motis, yes; Staloch, yes; Huffman, no; Monda, no; McQuoid, yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Motis, seconded by Monda, to designate the Benson County Farmers Press as the official newspaper for the city of Minnewaukan. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Motis, to approve the minutes of April 1, 2010 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman, seconded by Staloch, to approve the minutes of April 6, 2010 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Monda, to approve the minutes of April 21, 2010 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2010 meeting. Roll call vote: Motis, yes; Staloch, yes; Huffman, abstained; Monda, yes. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Motis, to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2010 meeting adding "flood" insurance. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch, seconded by Monda, to pay all bills. The motion carried unanimously. The following bills were approved:

Otter Tail Power Co. $2,073.85

ND Telephone Co. 219.08

Alltel 57.01

ND Telephone Co. 211.64

Alltel 57.01

Benson Co. Tax Equalization 540.00

Trish McQuoid 160.00

Quill 341.33

Steve Huffman 699.50

NDRWSA 75.00

Traynor Law Firm 100.00

Darrell’s Electric 163.62

Lyle Signs 194.34

McQuoid’s Grocery 145.73

M. Motis 8.83

W. Christensen 49.35

3D Specialties, Inc. 1,086.11

Commercial Maintenance

Chemical Corp. 488.99

KLJ 3,658.15

Benson Co. Highway 1,943.42

Benson Co. Sheriff 300.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 202.91

Double M Sanitation 2,929.00

Hawkins Water Treatment 584.10

Northern Plains Electric 527.46

Hoiberg’s Office Supply 23.09

USPO 90.55

Hartford Ins. Co. 3,633.00

Goodyear 15.86

NAPA 386.44

Home of Economy 127.78

One Call Concepts 6.50

AmeriPride 70.56

Steve Huffman 194.00

Payroll 4,868.30

Payroll Liabilities 1,247.28

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Debra Trnka

City Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

May 10, 2010

Mayor Rodney Maddock called a special meeting of the Maddock City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Maddock City Hall. Present for roll call were the following council members: Kent Neppl, Lu Mathison, Marilyn Allan and Larry Summers. Also present was Debbie Tracy.

The reason for the special meeting was to discuss strategic planning for the city of Maddock.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

OBERON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 16

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 the annual Oberon School District 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.

The polling place will be in the Oberon School lunch room, and polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Renae Kennedy

Business Manager

Oberon School District No. 16

(Publish May 19 & 26 & June 2, 2010)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MADDOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9

Notice is hereby given by the Maddock School District #9 that on Tuesday, June 8, 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.

The polling place will be in the Maddock School Commons Center and polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brenda Fossen

Business Manager

Maddock School District No. 9

Maddock, ND 58348

(Publish May 19 & 26 & June 2, 2010)


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

April 15, 2010

A regular meeting of the Leeds School Board was held April 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Linda Young, Gay Leapaldt, Gene Larson, Brian Engstrom, Superintendent Joel Braaten, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley and Business Manager Maria Dunlap. No one was absent. Visiting was Carey Lynn from the Towner County Record Herald.

Additions to the agenda: new business: (g) NESC letter of commitment and

(h) FCCLA to nationals.

The minutes of the regular meeting on March 15, 2010 and of special meetings on March 31, April 6 and April 10, 2010 were approved as written.

Mr. Braaten reviewed teacher vacancies for 2010/2011 school year. The PE/Health teaching position will be offered to Scott Lindgren.

Mr. Braaten reviewed coaching vacancies for the 2010/2011 school year.

The board reviewed superintendent/HS principal applications. The position will be offered to Charles Dunlop.

Mr. Braaten read the resignation letter as drama coach from Debbie Dunlap. A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to accept Debbie Dunlap’s resignation as drama coach.

Mr. Braaten read the letter of resignation as assistant girls’

basketball coach from Matt Swanson. A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to accept Matt Swanson’s resignation as assistant girls’ basketball coach.

Mr. Braaten read a letter from Leeds Dollars for Scholars thanking the board for the donation of $350.00 to pay for the national registration fee.

Mr. Braaten read a letter from Sheriff Rohrer regarding a school resource officer. The board tabled this until more information is received.

Mr. Braaten read a letter from the Attorney General about alleged violation of the open meeting laws. The opinion was requested by Chris Jorgenson.

Mrs. Dunlap read a thank you letter from Linda Mueller thanking the board for her interview for the superintendent/HS principal position.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to approve the bills and financial reports for March.

American Welding & Gas $165.47

Anderson, April 124.60

Anne Carlsen Center

For Children 7,096.68

B & H Oil Co. 5,293.13

Barnes & Noble.com 81.07

Benson Co. Farmers Press 392.85

Best Western

Seven Seas Inn 126.00

Braaten, Carol 35.98

Clute Office Equipment 203.50

College of Education 80.00

Comfort Inn of Minot 170.98

Computer Store, The 1,572.95

Darling, Jana 34.20

Darrell’s Electric, Inc. 4,132.17

Derrickson, Richard 71.60

Duran, Brandi 459.00

EduTech 450.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 138.49

Gaffaney’s, Inc. 602.04

Grand Forks Herald 39.78

Hilton Garden Inn 217.80

Holiday Inn of Minot 189.90

Information Technology

Department 154.00

Internal Training

Services, LLC 45.07

Lake Region

Special Education 20,587.51

Leeds ACTY Admin. 87.56

Leeds School

Food Service Fund 1,647.00

Leeds Stage Supplies 189.46

Manley, Jeffrey 37.50

Music In Motion 106.95

ND School for the Deaf 5,336.00

ND Telephone Co. 311.11

NDCTM 15.00

Nelsen, Kyle 247.40

OfficeMax 702.82

Popplers Music 253.62

Praxair Distribution Inc. 19.88

Quill Corporation 418.67

Ramkota Hotel 70.00

Reliance Telephone

Systems, Inc. 470.00

Yoder, Patricia 90.00

Computer Store, The 134.99

Destination Imagination, Inc. 500.00

McGraw-Hill Co. 257.47

MDEC REA 150.00

Mollers, Inc. 85.80

Moser, Sheila 166.47

Paulson Supply, Inc. 74.53

Benson Co. Farmers Press 91.58

Brown, Jane 290.00

Brown, Jane 165.00

Cenex Credit Card 25.00

Chad’s Amoco 649.43

Hartley’s Bus 73,550.00

Lake Agassiz

Reading Council 130.00

Leeds Dollars For Scholars 350.00

Leeds Postmaster 75.20

Mac’s 13.96

Scholastic Books 59.00

Staples 53.89

Tracy’s Market 333.64

Wal-mart 72.53

Total 129,696.23

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: Taube Art Museum show — Ryan Wangler received the Governor’s Award; traveling show winners were Blayne Anderson, Desidy Schwanke, Keaton Nelsen, Madi Dulmage, Garrett Johnson, and Devin Schwanke; elementary Math meet on April 19; bowling party on April 22; Benson County NDSU Extension will present a nutrition lesson April 23; trip to Cando to see author David Greenberg on April 27; play day on April 28; fourth grade trip to Devils Lake for a special assignment pizza presentation on May 5; elementary spring program on May 6; trip to Roosevelt Zoo during last week of school.

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: students of the third quarter: 7th grade-Paige Johnson, 8th grade-Bo Lauckner, 9th grade-Meghan Jorgenson, 10th grade-Justin Wangler, 11th grade-Allison Manley, 12th grade-Brenna Stone; Knowledge Bowl — JH team tied for 8th

place: Julissa McGarvey, Mylie Herman, Shelby Jorgenson, Clay Kitzmann, Bo Lauckner, alternates Andrea Jorgenson and Paige Johnson; HS team 7th

place: Kendra Leibfried, Logan Gunderson, Matt Swanson, Morgan Leapaldt, Brenna Stone, alternates Abbie Brossart and Kyle Jorgenson; FCCLA State Convention — Morgan Leapaldt and Hannah Anderson: gold star first place, Illustrated Talk, (advance to Nationals at Chicago in July); Sadie Vallier and Brenna Stone: silver star, Focus on Children project; Blake Darling and Logan Gunderson: bronze star, National Program in Action project; Ashley Manley: state officer-vice president of programs; FCCLA chapter held its annual rummage sale last week; instrumental music contest on April 15; science club trip to Antelope Valley, Coteau Mines, Dakota Gasification Co. on April 19; math meet on April 21–12 students competing grades 9-12; ACT for all juniors on April 28; girls’ golf

team: 2 JH, 1 HS; boys: 3 JH, 5 HS; prom on April 17 — 22 couples attending; Gay Leapaldt will turn tassels and Brian Engstrom will hand out diplomas at graduation; AD convention — coaches endorsement/certification; out of season open gyms; and possible rule change for JH basketball: change from 12 games and a tournament to 15-16 games.

The Board reviewed the Pledge of Securities.

Mr. Braaten read a letter from Destination Imagination requesting donation for Globals.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to give DI $450 for Globals and FCCLA $450, if they attend Nationals.

The board reviewed non-certified staff salaries.

A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to increase the non-certified staff salaries by 6% and increase the electrical allowance for bus drivers to $100.

Mr. Braaten reported on the ETC Video Classroom Support Grant. A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to approve the ETC Video Classroom Support Grant.

Mr. Braaten reported on NESC letter of commitment. A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to approve NESC letter of commitment.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: The long range planning meeting is on May 4, 2010 at 7 p.m.

The next meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2010 at 8 p.m.

The board negotiated with Maria Dunlap. A motion was made, seconded and carried unanimously to give Maria Dunlap a 6.46% increase and two personal days.

The board discussed the elementary principal position. The board will offer the elementary principal position to Jana Darling.

The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Randy Silliman

President


MINUTES OF LONG-TERM

PLANNING MEETING

LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD

May 4, 2010

A long-term planning meeting was held May 4, 2010 at 7 p.m. Present were Randy Silliman, Linda Young, Brian Engstrom, Gay Leapaldt, Superintendent Joel Braaten, Secondary Principal, Business Manager Maria Dunlap, three faculty members and 22 community members. Board member Gene Larson was absent. Mr. Braaten opened meeting and reviewed the agenda.

Information was provided on a PowerPoint presentation with handouts distributed to everyone. The presentation consisted of the following:

Projected enrollment for 2010-11, 2012-13 and 2014-15 and estimated census of 0-5 year olds for 2011; financial data of the past five years:

general fund revenue and expenditures, expenditures per pupil and mill levies and taxable valuations; listing of current programs, services and

activities: extra curricular (including elementary), secondary courses and graduation requirements; instructional and administrative staffing:

current FTE’s; facilities and utilization: condition and compliance codes.

The group discussed education cost per pupil. The group discussed current teacher vacancies and possible incentives for the hard-to-fill science position. The group was informed of the newly hired administrative, physical education/health and pre-school positions. The group also was informed of the need for a 7th/8th grade teacher.

The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

A copy of the 2010 Long Range Planning report is available to the public during regular business hours in the administrative offices at Leeds Public School, 530 1st St. SE, Leeds, ND Maria Dunlap Business Manager Randy Silliman President


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

ESMOND CITY COUNCIL

May 5, 2010

A regular meeting of the Esmond City Council was held May 5, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman; council members DeLores Solway and Sylvester Hoffner; and City Auditor Misti Arnold. Absent were Lance Alexander and Ellen Truax. Guests were Mark Hovland, Matt and Shawn Knudson and Dale Pfeifer.

A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by DeLores Solway, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 7, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

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

follows:

Terry Schwab $415.57

Misti Arnold 554.10

Ecolab 154.00

Surety Title Company 972.00

Waste Management 1,452.99

ND Telephone Co. 38.17

Otter Tail Power Co. 631.98

Benson Co. Farmers Press 159.70

Dakota Pump & Control 565.80

Menards 190.38

Mark Hovland, representing Fessenden Co-op Association, was present. He presented to the council a Quit Claim Deed on the railroad property that the association would like to build on. He also presented a sheet showing the payment in lieu of taxes on this building project. Further information is needed and Mark will be attending the next meeting in June.

Shawn and Matt Knudson were present. Matt presented the board with a mowing bid. His bid to mow the city lots was $750.00 a month. A bid from Donald Vetsch was also presented to the board of $700.00 a month. The council made a vote of 2 to 1 in favor of accepting the bid of Donald Vetsch.

Dale Pfeifer was present. Dale had various concerns on the economic fund, the tax break for Fessenden Co-op and the sale of bulk water.

The granting of monies to the Esmond Caf? was tabled until all board members were present.

The city dump ground will open as soon as it dries up and the dump ground is cleaned out.

The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 7 p.m.

at the Esmond City Hall.

DeLores Solway made a motion, seconded by Sylvester Hoffner, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

MADDOCK CITY COUNCIL

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mayor Rodney Maddock called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. at the Maddock City Hall. Present for roll call were the following council

members: Lu Mathison, Marilyn Allan and Larry Summers. Absent was Kent Neppl. Also present were Frank Mosser, Ned Mitzel, Debbie Tracy, Eric Lunde, Kristen Stevens, Kevin Larson, Mike Jelle, Scott Foss, Travis Dillman and Nancy Simon.

Summers made a motion to approve the following minutes from the April 12, 2010 regular meeting, and April 20, 2010 Tax Equalization meeting.

Mathison seconded. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Mathison to approve the bills.

The motion carried. Bills approved are as follows:

Employee wages $5,765.04

Northern Plains Elec. 32,221.86

NDPERS 417.03

Benson Co. Farmers Press 191.51

Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Inc. 1,702.30

Double M Sanitation 3,807.00

Maddock EDC 225.00

Maddock EDC

c/o R. Maddock 250.00

Frank Mosser 96.40

VISA 213.98

Border States Electric 133.78

The Cedartip Company 14.35

Ferguson Waterworks 103.05

Hawkins Chemical, Inc. 274.52

Hoibergs, Inc. 37.50

Junior Library Guild 334.80

Lannie Simonson Bldg. Co. 180.00

One Call Concepts, Inc. 1.30

ND Surplus Property 310.00

Gus’s Auto 228.84

Maddock Mini Mart 650.75

Office of State Auditor 165.00

Priscilla Backstrom 202.00

Debbie Tracy 192.91

Radisson Hotel 63.00

T & R Service Company 337.50

Van Diest Supply Co., Inc. 1,202.25

Gassy Fanny’s Caf? 54.25

ND State Tax Commissioner 99.23

Ramsey National Bank 1,550.52

Western Area Power 7,652.12

Ned Mitzel reported to the council that he received a complaint from Nancy Simon regarding a dog bite from Eric Lunde’s dog. Eric Lunde presented his perspective. Nancy Simon later reported the dog bite to her left leg required 16 stitches. She has no insurance.

Kevin Larson from Northern Plains Electric, Mike Jelle and Scott Foss were present to discuss three-phase electrical installation and financing at 315 Western Ave N. Kevin Larson reported there is no finance program from Northern Plains for a project of this kind within the city limits. Scott Foss discussed purchasing the property on Western Ave from the Dryer Guy and constructing more bins. The matter was tabled for further study.

Travis Dillman with Interstate Engineering was present to discuss remote readers; he will put a proposal together for the council to review.

The first reading of ordinance #18-01-01 on garbage rates was held.

Residential rates will increase from $15 to $20 per month; commercial rates will vary, depending on usage. A motion to approve this monthly increase was made by Summers, seconded by Mathison. The motion carried.

This increase will take effect on June 1, 2010.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Summers to approve the second reading of chapter 6 of the zoning ordinance. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mathison, seconded by Allan to approve the following building permits: Carroll Gilbertson, House of Fun and Ann Slater. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Summers, seconded by Allan to approve adding the Maddock Opera House Assn. under the city’s insurance umbrella with the Opera House Assn. paying its own premiums. The motion carried.

One gaming permit for a 50/50 raffle was approved for the Rural Renaissance Festival. The motion was made by Summers, seconded by Allan.

The motion carried.

A liquor/dance permit was presented from the Benson County Rodeo Assn.

for the Johnson reception being held June 12. A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Summers to approve the permit. The motion carried.

Debbie Tracy presented a new city brochure. She also discussed with the council purchasing banners for the city. A motion made by Allan, seconded by Summers for the city to contribute $1,500 toward the purchase of banners for the city. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Allan, seconded by Mathison to increase the daily rental fee for campers to $20 per day for the first week. Anything over a week will be charged the current lot rent, plus utilities. The motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be Monday June, 2010 at 7 p.m.

The meeting adjourned.

Pamela Lee

City Auditor

Rodney Maddock

Mayor


INVITATION TO BID

The Leeds Public School is taking bids for interior painting of the district-owned house at 125 3rd Ave. SE, Leeds, ND.

Sealed bids must be received by June 10, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. at the Leeds Public School business office. Bids will be opened at the board meeting on June 10.

The bid shall be for all labor necessary, including:

1. Any prep work

2. Painting of 3 bedrooms, living room, dining/kitchen, 1-3/4 bathrooms and basement.

It is probable the project may not begin until July 1, 2010.

Mail bid to: Leeds Public School District No. 6, PO Box 189, Leeds, ND 58346, Attn: Joel Braaten.

The Leeds Public School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept such as may be determined in the best interest of the district.

Maria Dunlap

Business Manager

Leeds School District #6

701-466-2461

(Publish May 19 and 26, 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)


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

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

(Publish May 19, 2010)


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