5/26/2010 – Public Notices


 

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)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

MINNEWAUKAN SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 5

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 the annual Minnewaukan School District No. 5 election will be held for the purpose of electing three members to the school board for terms of four years each and to vote on publishing the minutes in the newspaper.

Terry Yri and Laura Every are each running for re-election to four-year terms and Corey Erickson is not seeking re-election.

The polling place wil be in the Minnewaukan School, 200 D Ave. S, Minnewaukan, ND, and the polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Busness Manager

Minnewaukan School District No. 5

Minnewaukan, ND 58351

(Publish May 26 & June 2, 2010)


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF YORK

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of York will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Leeds Community Center.

Voters will elect a city mayor for a four-year term; one city council member for a four-year term; and two city park board members for four-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Nancy Silliman

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF LEEDS

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Leeds will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Leeds Community Center.

Voters will elect a city mayor for a four-year term; two city council members for four-year terms; and three city park board members for four-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Brandi Anderson

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF KNOX

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Knox will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Knox American Legion Hall.

Voters will elect one city council member for a two-year term and one city council member for a four-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Pat Robbins

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF ESMOND

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Esmond will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Esmond Fire Hall.

Voters will elect one city council member for a four-year term; two city council members for two-year terms; two city park board members for four-year terms; one city park board member for a two-year term; and one city park board member for two years of an unexpired four-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Misti Arnold

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF MADDOCK

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Maddock will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Maddock Community Center.

Voters will elect a city mayor for a four-year term; two city council members for four-year terms; one city park board member for a four-year term; and two city park board members for two-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Pam Lee

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF WARWICK

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Warwick will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Warwick Fire Hall.

Voters will elect two city council members for two-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF OBERON

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Oberon will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Oberon Community Center.

Voters will elect a city mayor for a four-year term; two city council members for four-year terms; and two city park board members for two-year unexpired terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Linda Walters

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Minnewaukan will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m.

to 7 p.m. that day at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center.

Voters will elect a city mayor for a four-year term; two city council members for four-year terms; and two city park board members for four-year terms.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Deb Trnka

City Auditor


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF BRINSMADE

Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2010, the City of Brinsmade will hold its city election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to

7 p.m. that day at the Leeds Community Center.

Voters will elect a city mayor for a four-year term and one city council member for a four-year term.

Voters will also decide whether or not to publish the city council minutes.

Michelle Ferrell

City Auditor


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 OF ELECTION

WARWICK PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29

Notice is hereby given by Warwick School District No. 29 that on Tuesday, June 9, 2010, the annual election will be held for the purpose of electing one board member for a three-year term to represent the geographic area of the city of Warwick and Warwick, Odessa and Minco Townships.

The Warwick School District No. 29 polls are located at the school gymnasium and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Absentee ballots are available at the school office until June 8.

Carol Walford

Business Manager

Warwick Public School

Warwick, ND 58381

(Publish May 26 & June 2, 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)


OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

OF THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BENSON COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA

May 4, 2010

The Benson County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 8 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room of the Benson County Courthouse in 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. Tammy Novakavich, FEMA Representative, was also present at this time along with Dawn Flemmer, Benson County’s FEMA applicant agent and Disaster Emergency Manager.

Trnka informed the board the Brinsmade Road is still closed going east due to flooding. He updated the board on issues with the Black Tiger Bay Road. He said the bridge on Old Hwy. 281 north of the City of Minnewaukan is still open with a reduced speed limit. He stated a meeting should be held with FEMA, the Federal Highway Administration, the ND DOT and Benson and Ramsey Counties regarding roads and bridges in the vicinity of Old Hwy. 281 north of the City of Minnewaukan.

State’s Attorney James P. Wang came to the meeting at 8:14 a.m.

The board agreed a meeting should be held as Trnka recommended with FEMA, the Federal Highway Administration, the ND DOT and Ramsey and Benson Counties.

Trnka stated he received a notice that road design standards should be updated by the county. He informed the board he contacted Wold Engineering on this issue. He presented the board with a form to sign regarding design standards on county major collectors and local roads for new and reconstruction of existing infrastructure. A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Davidson to have the chairman sign the form. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Trnka stated he received a request from the Wood Lake Association regarding the boat ramp at Wood Lake. He stated the association asked if the board would be agreeable to pushing the concrete slab into the water with the dozer. The board agreed the county could do this provided the county does not incur any liability in the process.

Trnka stated a bill was received for placement of new concrete in the county’s Maddock shop. The board concluded the expense should be taken out of the road budget.

Trnka stated the floor elevation at the county shop is 1456’. He stated he received notice of a requirement for spill prevention and control measures. He said this is based on the amount of fuel used at the department. Trnka stated there is no secondary containment at the county shop at this time. He questioned what steps should be taken to comply with the notice. The board concluded Trnka should get an estimate for the project.

Trnka spoke on prioritizing roads and road counts.

The board reviewed a memo from the ND DOT dated April 30, 2010 regarding a proposed maintenance agreement for county/township roadways within ND DOT Right of Way.

Novakavich explained that a new disaster declaration was signed to include all FEMA categories with the exception of individual assistance.

She stated any cities needing assistance should attend the applicant briefing.

Flemmer stated FEMA representatives have been in the area to tour the many flood sites in the county.

The board reviewed a letter from the Pleasant Lake Township Board of Supervisors dated April 13, 2010 regarding opposition to the Benson County Assessor’s proposal to raise the valuation of all farm land in Benson County 10% or any part of 10%. The board asked Ellen Huffman, assessor, to come to the meeting to further explain this letter. Huffman stated she gets her recommendations for raising valuations for agricultural land from the state as recommended by NDSU. The Pleasant Lake Township Board also rejected the residential valuations proposed by Huffman, acting as Pleasant Lake Township assessor. The Board of County Commissioners decided to override the township’s rejection of the residential valuations. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Hvinden, to send a notice of intent to raise the true and full values to what the Director of Tax Equalization proposed on parcel #10-0-2197-600 and #10-0-2198-010 in Pleasant Lake Township. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

Public Health Nurse Shelley Aabrekke met with the board to present her narrative report for April of 2010.

A motion was made by Lee, seconded by Hvinden, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of April 20, 2010. All members voted yes. The motion carried unanimously.

The board reviewed a memo from the ND DOT dated April 30, 2010 regarding a proposed maintenance agreement for county/township roadways within ND DOT right-of-way. The board questioned State’s Attorney Wang on the agreement. A motion was made by Steffan, seconded by Lee, to have the chairman sign the agreement. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

The board reviewed information from the Lake Region District Health Unit board meeting of January 26, 2010.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Lee, to transfer $75,000 from the County Poor Fund to the Social Service Fund. All members voted yes.

The motion carried.

A motion was made by Hvinden, seconded by Steffan, to transfer $100,000 from the County Highway Tax Fund to the Road and Bridge Fund. All members voted yes. The motion carried.

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

Social Welfare $6,092.16

Bonita Knatterud 297.52

Daryl Biby 76.41

Kory Jorgenson 105.41

Lyndon Olson 76.41

Postmaster 26.40

Tim Finley 85.34

US Treasury 1,707.59

Workforce Safety & Insurance 50.00

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 412.07

Distribution to Entities 11,347.61

Garrison Diversion Dist. 713.19

ND State Treasurer 6,327.91

Susag Sand & Gravel 15,953.75

Rich Valley Township 4,597.79

Alltel 24.06

Alltel 45.02

Esmond City 25.50

Great Plains Directory 205.50

Home of Economy 251.81

Lyle Signs, Inc. 549.06

North Dakota Telephone Co. 170.18

North Dakota Telephone Co. 37.56

Otter Tail Power Company 379.67

Alltel 183.94

Bonnie Erickson 24.77

Cass County Treasurer 85.00

Devils Lake Chrysler Center 23,550.00

Information Technology Dept. 574.80

Leevers County Market 31.09

ND County Treas. Association 50.00

ND Public Employees’

Retirement 680.64

North Dakota Telephone Co. 693.35

Office & Technology 2,452.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 1,212.90

Radisson Hotel Bismarck 83.00

Rhoda Pfeifer 93.80

Shawn Banet 80.00

Office of State Tax Comm. 4,084.99

Surety Title 31,315.00

Synergy Graphics, Inc. 1,146.87

Xtreme Signs & Graphix 665.00

Dean Petska 150.00

James Wang 638.00

Lisa Wold 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 42.00

Lallie Township 5,793.64

McClellan Township 1,283.58

Pleasant Lake Township 1,354.68

Colonial 34.75

NDAAO 50.00

NDACS 50.00

ND State Radio

Communications 327.84

Sage Software 404.69

AFLAC 867.34

Dental Service Corp. of ND 3,720.33

ND Game & Fish 14,327.00

Dawn Flemmer 465.00

Lake Region Community

Service 500.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 1,420.44

Gowan Construction, Inc. 229.38

Lyle Sign’s, Inc. 193.98

Mac’s, Inc. 65.48

Moller’s, Inc. 35.34

Otter Tail Power Co. 197.67

Postmaster 176.00

Shilo Jasso Safety

Consultant 330.00

Knox Township 4,266.27

Wal-Mart 5.76

Wheeler Lumber, LLC 165.00

Wold Engineering 10,950.44

Nationwide Retirement

Solution 1,119.00

ND Public Employees’

Retirement 11,761.61

Butte Valley Township 7,178.00

Twin Lake Township 11,150.75

Social Welfare 11,039.25

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 37.35

Benson County

Transportation 800.00

Bonnie Erickson 43.39

Clute Office Equipment 838.00

Comfort Inn 236.00

Darrell’s Electric, Inc. 49.88

David Daeley 201.43

DF Lighting 282.65

Ellen Huffman 306.50

Great Plains Directory 46.90

Home of Economy 66.95

Institute of Local Government 150.00

Jean Olson 214.50

JS Vending, Inc. 55.74

Kropp Law Office 105.00

LaMotte’s Paint & Glass 38.36

Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. 52.71

Lana Johnson 108.10

LR Law Enforcement Center 2,611.69

Lake Region District Health 12,275.50

Mac’s, Inc. 65.90

McQuoid’s Grocery 91.58

Nutrition & Dietetics 20.00

Dakota Implement 48.38

ND Public Employees’

Retirement 20,961.76

Northern Plains Electric

Co-op 27.73

Prairie Public 150.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 1,044.90

Randy Thompson 78.00

Rugby Lumber, Inc. 18.73

Service Tire, Inc. 150.47

Xtreme Signs & Graphix 1,205.00

Butler Machinery 200.32

Dakota Fire Ext., Inc. 106.40

Farmers Union Oil Co. 17.00

Dakota Implement 829.38

Benson Co. Farmers Press 99.00

Terpening Construction 6,600.00

Michael Steffan 60.00

David Davidson 96.00

Curtis Hvinden 110.00

Jason Lee 48.00

Lowell Haagenson 171.50

ND Public Employees’

Retirement 680.64

ND States Atty. Assn. 250.00

Bismarck Ramkota Hotel 126.00

West Payment Center 643.75

Bonita Knatterud 32.50

Cass County Treasurer 112.00

Minnewaukan City 111.95

Conseco Health Ins. Co. 61.00

Farmers Union Oil Co.

– Maddock 92.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 39.75

Information Technology Dept. 574.80

Maddock Mini Mart 606.00

Otter Tail Power Co. 695.21

Radisson Hotel Bismarck 189.00

Rhonda Rosendahl 22.00

Scott Knoke 217.50

Visa 552.54

Social Welfare 6,031.95

B & H Oil 12,618.35

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 4,617.84

Esmond City 25.50

Maddock City 79.25

Minnewaukan City 56.50

Double Z Broadcasting 96.00

Fargo Freightliner 923.98

Farmers Union Oil Co.

– Maddock 3,959.36

Farmers Union Oil Co. – York 2,188.65

HE Everson Co. 992.23

Johnston Fargo Culvert, Inc. 7,985.78

JS Vending, Inc. 201.59

Lyle Signs, Inc. 594.81

NAPA Auto Parts 532.17

ND Telephone Co. 204.04

Nodak Electric Co-operative 160.60

Northern Plains Electric 27.00

Office Max, Inc. 497.96

OK Tire Store 366.24

Otter Tail Power Co. 245.74

Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair 19.06

Praxair Distribution, Inc. 6.82

Oberon Township 10,807.31

W.W. Wallwork 1,257.00

Distribution to Entities 138,040.88

Foss Trucking 1,800.00

Garrison Diversion Dist. 984.55

ND State Treasurer 4,094.44

ND State Treasurer 4,600.00

Distribution to Entities 1,297.85

APRIL 2010 NET PAYROLL

County Agent 1,076.00

Disaster Emergency 1236.01

VSO 1,057.07

County Road Dept. 32,956.31

Social Services 25,707.43

County General 39,948.02

Discussion was held regarding maintenance of township road bridges.

The board reviewed the activity/expense report from the Sheriff’s Department for April, 2010.

A motion was made to adjourn at 10:10 a.m.

Bonnie Erickson

Benson County Auditor

Lowell Haagenson

Chairman


MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

FORT TOTTEN PUBLIC SCHOOL

April 6, 2010

A regular meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held April 6, 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., Charles "Chip" Anderson Jr., Heather Lawrence, Hayley Ness and Arliss Lohnes. Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 4:50 p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA/CONSENT AGENDA: Mrs. Shirley Stensland made a motion, seconded by Mr. Marty Greywater, to approve the agenda and consent agenda as is. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

MONTHLY EXPENDITURES

APRIL 2010

Acme Electric $1,416.99

Alltel 44.29

Anderson, Charles 226.50

Anderson, Charles 430.50

Anderson, Christina 202.50

Anderson, Christina 200.00

Anderson, Stephanie 303.50

Anderson, Stephanie 124.98

Auto Owners Insurance 759.88

Benson Co. Farmers Press 282.74

Berhow, Suzanne 167.50

Bismarck

Holiday Inn Express 239.90

Bismarck

Holiday Inn Express 110.95

Black, Kristi 23.68

Bull, Lawrence 61.16

BW Doublewood Inn

Fargo 189.00

BW Seven Seas, Mandan 252.00

Carlson, Eilene 44.57

Country Inn & Suites

Bismarck 226.00

Dablow, Merita 197.50

DPI 90.00

Education

Standards/Practice 125.00

Estenson, Megan 297.00

Expressway Suites

Bismarck 69.95

Fuchs, Jeff 97.28

Fuchs, Jessica 155.00

Gallagher, Loreli 167.50

Gordon International 512.64

Greene, Jan 226.50

Griffin, Johnda 598.50

Hale, Jessica 250.00

Hanson, Deb 7,339.50

Hendrickson, Monica 155.00

Hendrickson, Monica 65.83

Herald, Jeanette 150.00

Job Service of ND 373.00

Johnson, Sandy 59.28

Kmart 259.50

Lake Agassiz

Reading Council 420.00

Leevers 107.59

Lewis, Jane 297.00

Longie, Erich 315.00

Maurices 249.80

McDonald, Leander 117.50

MDU 90.84

Medicinestone, Emmanuel 250.00

Mossett, Kari 297.00

ND Tax Commissioner 5,591.00

ND Telephone Co. 971.98

NDACTSNE 20.00

NDEA 3,091.09

Northern Lights Council 1,950.00

Office & Technology 3,541.29

Olson, Jeff 202.50

Pearce & Durick 195.00

Praxair Distribution 101.20

Purchase Power 500.00

Radisson Hotel, Bismarck 636.00

Somerville-Dion, Janet 155.00

Somerville-Dion, Janet 49.72

Somerville-Dion, Janet 15.99

Springhill Suites

by Marriott 630.00

Stevenson, Steve 743.63

Stevenson, Steve 98.20

The Cove 36.15

The Flower Scent’r 44.90

Trottier Jr., Wayne 226.50

Trottier Jr., Wayne 438.50

Two Hearts, Ivan 250.00

UM Career Services 280.00

Weekly Reader 647.60

White House Cafe 175.00

Willert, Daniel 50.00

Xerox Corp 80.79

Xerox Corp 4,051.18

Zinke, Brenda 24.65

SUBTOTAL 43,438.22

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Double Z Broadcasting 300.00

Douglas, Longie 121.88

Gerrells 523.19

JS Vending 997.91

SUBTOTAL 1,942.98

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

APRIL 2010

Payroll $154,780.39

Social Security 19,192.96

Medicare 4,488.62

Federal Withholding 11,251.55

Aflac 1,769.62

BlueCross BlueShield 27,861.40

Discovery Benefits 2,045.00

ND State Disbursement 286.15

NDPERS 3,480.25

NDTFFR 17,136.59

PA Higher

Education Authority 307.16

SWS Credit Service 180.00

Spirit Lake Housing 262.00

TOTAL $244,673.69

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A discussion was held on home visits from the attendance officer. Ms. Lawrence stated she did five home visits the month of March. She stated she had scheduled an appointment with KABU but they didn’t make it. The board would like to see Ms. Lawrence make pie or bar graphs to show comparisons among students. Mr. Marty Greywater made a motion, seconded by Mr. Robert Greywater Jr., to approve the minutes of March 2 and 17, 2010. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Mr. Anderson’s report was FYI regarding prom, math teacher interview, Mayville State student school visit, April calendar preview, 2010-2011 school calendar, student leadership team and QAR Team completed their NCA visit March 24, 2010. Dr. McDonald discussed some concerns with Mr. Anderson and gave some suggestions on how he can improve them.

PERSONNEL REPORT: A discussion was held on non-renewals. Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to accept the signed agreement to non-renewal from Mr. Steven Stevenson. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to accept the signed agreement to non-renewal for Ms. Cheryl Parker. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

Mrs. Stensland made a motion, seconded by Dr. McDonald, to approve the personnel report as is. All voted in favor. The motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: FYI — facilities, sports cooperative with Minnewaukan and 2010 Advanced Conference NCA accreditation. The board will invite the Spirit Lake Tribal Council to explain the data from the NCA Accreditation visit. The steering committee will give a presentation on this data.

The meeting adjourned at 6:09 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

FORT TOTTEN PUBLIC SCHOOL APRIL 1, 2010

A special meeting of the board of Fort Totten School District No. 30 was held April 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Blue Tribal 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., Dean Dauphinais Sr.,Patricia Walking Eagle, Wanda Stensland, Art Carmona, Jennifer Black, Alice Birdhorse, Marshall Longie, Sean Gourd, Rena Lohnes, Sheldon Greywater, Valerie Yankton, Arliss Lohnes, Catherine Howard, Clayton Rainbow, Myra Pearson, Jason Thompson, Kim ThreeIrons, Joy Yankton, Iris Cavanaugh, Darwin Brown, Alberta Dunn, Duane Guy, Clarice Brownshield, Kevin Dauphinais, Kayla Robertson, Cora Tiger, Lavonne Alberts, Raymond Cavanaugh, Curtis Black, John Lohnes and Vernon Lambert. Board President Dr. Longie called the meeting to order at 2:50 p.m.

MEET WITH SPIRIT LAKE TRIBAL COUNCIL: The board wanted to discuss with the Spirit Lake Tribal Council how to handle the threatening and harassing messages that the school board and administration were receiving. The board’s plan was to visit with the Spirit Lake Council and get their advice. The board was then going to hold a meeting with the community to explain. Dr. Longie explained that an individual called and left a threatening message on the superintendent’s voice mail. He believes any threat has to be taken seriously and that is why the board came to the Tribal Council for advice. Further discussion was held on how and when the harassment and threatening began. Community members gave their opinions on annual yearly progress, student absenteeism, teachers allowing students to sleep in class and in the in-school suspension room, administration being rude, parents being responsible for students’ behavior, tampering with student files, resignation of the athletic director, doing away with all athletics and just have an academic school, making the high school a tribal school and rumors about the administration.

Mrs. Pearson stated if the situation had been handled correctly when the first offense occurred then the board wouldn’t be in this situation today. This individual should have been fired after the first offense.

She suggested maybe the entire administration should be fired. She, too, agrees with a community member about doing away with athletics and making the high school an academic school. The Spirit Lake Tribal Council will not get involved because the public school had told the Tribal Council to stay out of the school’s business a few years ago.

The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

Stephanie Anderson

Clerk

Dr. Erich Longie

Board President


MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

May 18, 2010

A special meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was called to order by Mayor Trish McQuoid at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The meeting was held at the city library. Also present were council members Mark Motis and Rita Staloch and City Auditor Deb Trnka.

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

Much discussion followed about ongoing flood issues.

The next meeting will be held May 25, 2010 at 5:33 p.m.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Debra Trnka

City Auditor

Trish McQuoid

Mayor


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