ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that the City of Hazelton, North Dakota, having a post office address of PO Box 266 will meet at the City Council Chambers, 342 Main Street, Hazelton, ND, 58544, at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of April, 2014, for the purpose of opening bids for the construction of Water Main Replacement District No. 2014-1 in accordance with the plans and specifications which are on file with the City Auditor of said City and Moore Engineering, Inc. Bids will be received until the above set forth time.
Digital project bidding documents will be available at www.mooreengineeringinc.com/bidinfo or www.questcdn.com. You may download the complete set of digital documents for a nonrefundable fee of $20.00 by locating eBidDoc™ No. 3150623 on the website. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or email@example.com for assistance in membership registration, downloading and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a nonrefundable price of $100.00 per set. Please make your check payable to Docunet Corporation and send it to 2435 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441. You may contact Docunet at 763-475- 9600 if you have any questions.
The work includes the following approximate quantities:
16,000 LF Water Main - 4", 6" & 8"; 33 EA Hydrant - 5"; 66 EA Gate Valve & Box - 4", 6" & 8"; 129 EA Water Main Services; 1,600 TON Asphalt Base Course - 3"; 5,300 TON Asphalt Overlay - 2"; 198 LF Curb & Gutter; 320 SY Sidewalk; 370 SY Driveway - Concrete; 400 LF Culvert – Remove & Replace; 500 LF Culvert – Remove, Salvage & Reinstall; 27,500 SY Seeding and other miscellaneous items.
An alternate bid will be taken for pipe bursting water mains in lieu of open trench installation of water mains.
Bids must show the total bid for all proposal quantities. Any contract award shall be on the basis of the amount of the total bid and shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. One contract will be awarded for the entire project.
Each bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a BIDDER’s bond in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the full amount of the BID, executed by the BIDDER as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s BID is accepted and a CONTRACT is awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten (10) days after notice of the award, shall execute a CONTRACT in accordance with the terms of the BID and a CONTRACTOR’s BOND as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the City of Hazelton.
The BIDDER must be licensed for the full amount of the BID. No BID may be read or considered if it does not fully comply with these requirements; any deficient BID submitted shall be resealed and returned to the BIDDER immediately.
BIDDERS ON THIS WORK WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS NO. 11246, AS AMENDED, 11458, 11518 AND 11625. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BIDDERS AND CONTRACTORS UNDER THESE ORDERS ARE EXPLAINED IN THE SPECIFICATIONS.
Goals and timetables for Minority Utilization shall be included in all Federal and Federally assisted construction CONTRACTs and subcontracts in excess of $10,000. The goals are applicable to the CONTRACTOR’s aggregate onsite construction WORKforce, not merely that part of the WORKforce that is performing WORK on a Federal of Federally assisted CONTRACT or subcontract. The goals and timetables for Women and Minorities are available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The construction of the underground improvements must be completed no later than August 15, 2014. The remaining construction and restoration must be completed no later than September 19, 2014.
All BIDs will be made on the basis of cash payment for such WORK. After BID opening the OWNER will return the BID security of all except the three (3) lowest responsible BIDDERs. When the CONTRACT is awarded, the remaining unsuccessful BIDDER’s BOND will be returned. The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all BIDs or portions thereof, and further reserves the right to award the CONTRACT in the best interests of the OWNER. The OWNER reserves the right to hold the three (3) low BIDs for a period of sixty (60) days after the date of the BID opening to complete financial arrangements.
Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014.
(Mar. 13, 20, 27)
HAGUE CITY COUNCIL
HAGUE, NORTH DAKOTA
March 3, 2014
Present: Mayor Tim Houn, Betty Volk, Richard Wenninger, Dennis Miller, Sue Gallant and Alana Loewen. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tim Houn.
The minutes of the last meeting were read. A motion was made by Betty Volk and seconded by Richard Wenninger to approve the minutes. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Bills presented: Joyce Pfeifer, salary $369.40; MDU, street lighting $484.62; State Health Department, water sampling $16.00; Emmons County Publishing, publishing minutes $48.68; South Central Regional Water, Feb. water meter reading $1,183.60; North Dakota Rural Water, annual dues $200.00; Tony Volk, snow removal $196.00.
Amotion was made by Richard Wenninger and seconded by Betty Volk to approve the bills.
Mayor Tim Houn is working on getting estimates for replacing the city’s water lines and hydrants. Sue Gallant has some experience in obtaining grants for different projects and she stated that she would be willing to check out different resources available for that type of project.
There have been some reports of dogs running loose within the city. Some residents are afraid to go for a walk because of the dogs. It was decided to find out who the dogs belong to and send them a registered letter stating that the dogs need to be fenced or on a leash or further action will have to be taken.
The financial reports for the cafe were reviewed.Amotion was made by Betty Volk and seconded by Richard Wenninger to approve the reports.
It was decided to place an ad in the Emmons County Record for a cook in the cafe. The ad will request that the applicant to have some cooking experience.
The meeting was adjourned by Mayor Tim Houn.
REGULAR MEETING HAZELTON, NORTH DAKOTA
March 3, 2014
Meeting was called to order by President Jim Malard. Following Commissioners present: Darwin Opp and Virginia McClure. Maintenance Engineer Matt Hagl was also present. Visitors present were Joe Robinson, Vern Erhart, Francis Maffei, Verda Seeklander, Erin Magrum, Dean Weiss, Luke Arnold, Don Davis, Arlene Davis and Mark Schmidt.
Visitors were acknowledged at this time. City Engineer Luke Arnold was recognized. He shared a set of plans regarding the upcoming water project. He also discussed the current timeline for the water project. He and the City Auditor shared three resolutions for passage.
Motion to pass Resolution #14- 01; Resolution approving plans and specifications for 2014 water project of the City of Hazelton was made by Commissioner McClure, seconded by Commissioner Opp. President Malard, Commissioner McClure and Commissioner Opp voted aye. Commissioner Reich was not present. The motion passed.
Motion to pass Resolution #14- 02; Resolution directing auditor to advertise for bids was made by Commissioner Opp, seconded by Commissioner McClure. President Malard, Commissioner McClure and Commissioner Opp voted aye. Commissioner Reich was not present. The motion passed.
Motion to pass Resolution RUS Bulletin 1780-27; Loan Resolution was made by Commissioner McClure, seconded by Commissioner Opp. President Malard, Commissioner McClure, and Commissioner Opp voted aye. Commissioner Reich was not present. The motion passed.
Motion to approve minutes from February 4, 2014 was made by McClure; seconded by Opp. All ayes.
Additions to the agenda: None
There was no court report.
Treasurer’s Report, month ending February 28, 2014, was approved as presented. Motion made by Opp, seconded by Mc- Clure. All ayes.
Late accounts were discussed. City Auditor will send out the appropriate shut off notices with a disconnect day of March 17, 2014. Letters will be sent out stating that the overdue amount must be paid in full to avoid shut off.
There were no building permits.
Bills were approved as presented. Motion by McClure; seconded by Reich. All ayes.
Hazelton Park - $304.45; Hazelton Airport - $1.02; Bank of Hazelton - $360.66; Bank of Hazelton (Mall payment) - $724.09; Bank of ND - $2100.00; Beastrom Oil - $73.26; BEK Communications - $16.15; DFC - $257.35; Donald Becker - $748.00; Emmons County Record - $188.08; ND Health Lab - $16.00; NoDak Ranch and Home - $115.03; Northern Improvement - $1163.31; Stramer’s Automotive - $452.74; Workforce Safety and Insurance - $1178.75; ND Surplus Property - $1500.00; LaDonna Draeger - $184.70; Matthew Hagl – 2509.54; James Malard - $23.09; Faron Reich - $23.09; Angela Schmidt Benz - $1610.35; Angela Schmidt Benz - $10.00; USPS - $24.00; Matt Hagl - $145.77; Goldstar Products - $517.26; Hach Company - $136.97; Hawkins, Inc. - $87.28; Hazelton Newsletter - $67.00; MDU - $1951.04; ND Water & Pollution Control - $20.00; ND One Call - $1.10; Trash, Inc. - $2700.00; Office Depot - $67.01; Matt Hagl - $20.00.
Matt Hagl gave the maintenance report. He has been cleaning streets and working on getting the jetter ready.
City Auditor gave her report. She will be gone March 25-27 for League of Cities Conference in Bismarck. City Government week is April 7-11. The Commissioners will have Coffee with your Commissioners at City Hall on April 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Everyone is invited. Spring Clean Up will be May 10. The City of Hazelton’s Tax Equalization meeting will be April 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Our next election will be held on June 10, 2014. The following positions will be open: (2) City Commission 4-year terms, (1) City Commission President 4-year term, (1) Municipal Judge 4-year term, (2) Park Board 4-year term, and (2) Park Board 2-year, unexpired term. Any interested candidate may pick up a petition at City Hall.
Due to there not being a full board the vacancy of the city commission was tabled.
Dean Weiss and Mark Schmidt addressed the commission in regards to the Community Hall. They shared upkeep expenses and concerns about the mold issue were raised. President Malard will meet with Weiss and some companies that will quote them on the cost of remediation. No action was taken.
Delinquent dog licensing was discussed. Motion was made by Opp to send out Municipal Court Summons; McClure abstained due to being on the delinquent list. Item was tabled. City Auditor will check with CityAttorney to see how we should proceed.
After receiving clarification from our City Attorney, a motion was made by Commissioner Opp to rescind a previous motion forming a Home Rule Charter Commission. Seconded by Commissioner McClure. All ayes.
Commission tabled the first reading of the Home Rule Charter Sales Tax Amendment until the maximum tax imposed section is put back into the document.
Commissioner Opp reported that Hagl has been working on the proper chlorine levels. He will continue to monitor it.
Due to a vacancy there was no street report.
Commissioner McClure is still working on the inventory list.
Commissioner Reich was not present.
Motion to approve 2014 ND Department of Health Laboratory Services Agreement was made by McClure, seconded by Opp. All ayes.
Discussion was held on completing the work on the sewer jetter. Motion to complete the project up to $13,000 was made by Commissioner Opp, seconded by McClure. All ayes.
Motion to adjourn until next scheduled meeting on Monday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. Motion by Mc- Clure, seconded by Opp.All ayes.
CITY OF LINTON
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL
LINTON, NORTH DAKOTA
March 3, 2014
The regular City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Tim Volk on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Perry Kimble, Shelly Hauge, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Kelsch. Absent: Gary Hulm. Also present: City Administrator Sharon Jangula, Deputy City Administrator Shawna Paul, City Foreman Bob Job.
Visitors: Randy Pope, Jerry Roehrich, Kathy Alexander, Janice Wolfer, Leroy Wolfer, Jim Berger, Ramona Huber, Debbie Stoppler.
Gary Hulm arrived at this time.
A public hearing was held at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the North Dakota Small Town Revitalization Endeavor for Enhancing Transportation project which will include a walking/bike path along Highway 83 from near the Emmons County Court House to the business area which includes the grocery store. The project would also include new street lights along Highway 83 through city limits. Motion made by Dan Imdieke, seconded by Perry Kimble, to apply for a grant to build a walking path with lights. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Linda Kelsch, seconded by Gary Hulm to approve Resolution 14-03-2 Relating to the ND Small Town Revitalization Endeavor for Enhancing Transportation; Hwy 83 Walking Path & Street Light Project. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Perry Kimble, seconded by Shelly Hauge, to approve Resolution 14-03-1 Application for Liquor License Transfer from the Country Climate to the Emmons County Memorial Auditorium on 3/9/14 for the American Legion supper. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Dennis Morris, seconded by Linda Kelsch, to approve Building Permit 14-02, Tillie A. Holzer, $20,000 replace siding and windows. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Dennis Morris, seconded by Shelly Hauge, to approve Applications for Abatement or Refund of Taxes for Parcels 52-2-93, 52-6-496, 52-1-109, 52-1-51, 52-12-717, 52-12-724, 52-6-470. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Dan Imdieke, seconded by Linda Kelsch, to approve the 2/3/14 regular meeting minutes and the 2/19/14 special meeting minutes. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Dennis Morris, seconded by Perry Kimble, to approve the February 2014 Monthly Financial Report. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
The Municipal Court reported income of $140.00.
Motion made by Gary Hulm, seconded by Dan Imdieke, to approve the following payments:
Bek Comm. $27.05; BC/BS $531.40; Anne Carr $140.00; Cardmember Svcs. $36.65; City of Bismarck $340.35; Dockter’s Welding $36.37; Electric Pump $2,143.65; Emmons Co. Sheriff $7,596.25; Fargo Waterworks $20.60; Hawkins $28.33; Hedahl’s $190.63; Jack’s Elec. $432.37; KEM Elec. $317.23; Linton Hardware $132.77; Municipal Gov’t Academy $15.00; Michael Todd & Co. $266.20; MDU $7,809.84; Nodak True Value $34.62; ND Health Lab $32.00; ND PERS $6,904.34; Northern Vet $26.00; Office Depot $198.51; RDO Equip. $28.00; South Central Reg. Water $14,285.60; Sanitation Products $556.91; US Postal $201.96; West Dakota Utility $4,764.95; Zimmerman Truck Sales $24,800; Workforce Safety $1,105.41; Waste Mgt. $2,420.80; IRS $5,346.97; Payroll $17,140.90. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
The city council was informed that Tom and Dez Kiefer would like to purchase the city-owned vacant lot adjacent to their property. It will be on the agenda for next month’s meeting.
Discussion was held with visitors concerning city water, sewer, and garbage rates.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, Apr. 7, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Tax Equalization meeting will be Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Motion made by Dan Imdieke, seconded by Shelly Hauge, to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned.
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
February 5, 2014
A special meeting of the Strasburg Public School Board was called to order by President Duane Ternes on February 5 with others present, Tom Schaefbauer, Bernice Keller, Ida Scherr, Tony Roth, Mary Larson, HKG Architects, Dean Marske and Scott Sikkink and a small group of patrons.
Tom Schaefbauer moved, seconded by Bernice Keller, to approve the agenda, to hire new maintenance person and Dean Marske, Scott Sikkink,HKG Architects and building project. All voting yes, motion carried.
Superintendent Larson presented the five applications for the custodian/maintenance position and discussion was had. Tony Roth made a motion to hire Robin Gabriel for the maintenance position. Tom Schaefbauer seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Scott Sikkink from HKG discussed his opening statements for tonight’s meeting with the members.
At the public meeting there was a group of about 60 patrons. Scott Sikkink from HKGArchitects handed out information and had a power point presentation of the design plan (a project not to exceed $2,900,000, with funds to be made available to replace, remodel, or improve equipment to the school building including the replacement of the kitchen, cafeteria, music room, additional classroom/storage space, mechanical room, heating and cooling system and, auditorium/ gymnasium to approximate the square footage presently available for such activities, as well as to provide insulation to the elementary building via outside EFIS, and or remodel window space) of the approximate 15,000 square foot project and estimates of architects/contractors probable costs.
Myron Knutson, PFM Group spoke on the project regarding the low interest rates right now for the 2 state construction loans, total $2,030,000, at under 2% interest and the bond of $870,000 at 3.6% interest, the number of years (20) of the project, and number of mills (39.7), and average costs to taxpayers (average acre of farmland cost at 74 cents and owner of a $50,000 home average of $90.00 per year cost).
Discussion was had on various items: the Board would rather go with new construction than spend funds to repair and update the present facilities; the timeline of the state construction loan is running out; enrollment numbers now and future; the foundation aid paid now and future; geo-thermal heating vs fuel oil heat; parents and teachers spoke on the use of the second gym is also used for the science fair, physical education classes, music concerts, elementary and high school programs. Students spoke on the need for the new facilities. It was mentioned the bond issue is a separate levy from the operating budget; reported that as land values keep going up the mills for this project will go down. Discussion was had on if there is a Plan B; it was mentioned if this vote fails the state money will go on to other schools waiting for loans. Interest rates are low now and this would be the time to do it; it was mentioned this plan design shown is not set in stone some changes can be made yet. Something needs to be done to update the buildings.
The board members and HKG thanked the people for coming.
Bernice Keller moved to adjourn. Tom Schaefbauer seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF BOARDS OF EQUALIZATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under provisions of NDCC 57-23-02, that the various Board of Equalization will meet on dates as hereinafter mentioned.
Each taxpayer has the right to appear before the appropriate board of review or equalization and petition for correction of the taxpayer’s assessment.
The County Board will meet on June 3, 2014, at the Emmons County Courthouse, Commissioners Room.
The City Boards will meet as follows:
Hague City, April 7, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Hague Fire Hall.
Braddock City, April 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Braddock Senior Center.
Hazelton City, April 8, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Hazelton City Hall.
Strasburg City, April 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Strasburg City Hall.
The following Township Board will meet as follows:
Campbell Township, April 10, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Dated this 7th day of March, 2014.
(Mar. 13, 20)
SCHOOL REGULAR BOARD MEETING
February 11, 2014
The regular meeting of the Strasburg Public School Board was called to order by Vice- President Tom Schaefbauer on February 11 at 3:00 p.m. Other members present were Ida Scherr, Bernice Keller and Tony Roth. (President Ternes called and said he would be late.) Superintendent/Elementary Principal Mary Larson absent. Craig Johnson, a parent and a group of support staff and certified staff were present.
Tony Roth moved to add: 1) new custodian’s wage, 2) visitors, to the agenda and approve the agenda as amended. Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Tom Schaefbauer moved to approve the minutes of the January 14 (regular), January 16, January 23 and January 30 (special) meetings as presented. Bernice Keller seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
President Duane Ternes present at this time and took over the meeting.
Support staff – bus drivers present to report on complaints with their buses, the maintenance of the buses and their immediate supervisor.
A parent was present and reported on a project their child was going to do a report on, subject was on Inventions, a picture of a gun was sent to the elementary building copy machine and the project was denied. The parent was concerned on the issue of censorship and if it would become an issue in our school.
A proposed 2014-2015 School Calendar was presented to the Board. (Possible start date of August 21 and end date May 22). This was just discussed, the Board asked to look it over again and present next month.
Building project-discussed the second public meeting coming up on February 19 and meeting with HKG Architects at 7:00- 7:30 p.m.
Visitors present. No information given on the Strasburg Area Memorial Scholarship Foundation at this time. No discussion from the other visitors at this time.
Tommy Schaefbauer moved, and Ida Scherr seconded to accept the month of January 2014 financial report. All voting yes, motion carried. CD# 23121 matures February 15. The Board approved the making of a new CD for 12 months and put the interest money in the general fund checking account.
Tommy Schaefbauer moved, seconded by Ida Scherr to approve the following bills for February.
The Board decided to pay Don Eberle for helping get the coal furnace working, working on the auger. All voting yes, motion carried.
Bremer Bank,Nat’l Assoc. $21,773.49; Anton Roth, fountain $1,078.00; Humann Heating & Air $2,039.70; Apple Computer Inc. $399.00; Bright Solutions for Dyslexia $529.90; GDW Government $1,025.80; Circle H Lumber $142.80; Cole Papers Inc. $262.91; Dakota Dust-Tex Inc. $94.10; Dockter’s Blacksmith $49.95; The Galley $87.72; Harlow’s Bus Sales Inc. $91.53; Herreid Lumber Inc. $208.49; Theresa Kuss $19.50; Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.49; Linton Plumbing $85.00; Linton Public School district $10,129.00; Linton Public School District $3,941.85; Steven Midboe $96.05; Pearce & Durick, Attorneys $341.25; Ramada Bismarck Hotel $149.40; Thatsa Pizza $43.48; Ampride $1,853.44; Ampride $2,129.97; Ampride $907.68; BEK Communications Co. $4,654.01; Emmons County Record $1,038.88; Keller Hardware $524.75; Lonnie’s Body Shop $510.00; McGraw- Hill Companies $278.44; MDU Co. $3,032.08; ND State Library $37.71; ND Center/Distance Educ. $730.00; Northern Plains Cooperative $12,202.38; Praxair Distrib. Inc. $54.25; Quill Corporation $314.44; School Specialty $38.26; School Specialty/Classroom Direct $25.68; Strasburg City $673.64; US Postal Service/ Newsletter $38.02; Zeeland Public School/Geography Bee $65.00; Feb. 20, 2014 (DD) payroll taxes, deductions and bills $47,814.39; Feb. 20, 2014 payroll-DD $66,295.39; Feb. 20, 2014, payroll-B $4,023.54; Feb. 20, 2014, payroll taxes, deductions and bills $720.77; Don Eberle $150.00.
School board elections were discussed. The Special School Election will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Strasburg School with polls open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. The election committee is Wanda Heidrich, Judy Silbernagel, Linda Meier, Cleo Weichel and Terri Kuss. The canvassing of the special election resolution meeting will be 6 days after the election or Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
The Board set the annual school board election for Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The city area is up this year — Bernice Keller’s area.
Superintendent Formal Evaluation forms were handed out to the members. They are due back before March 11, regular meeting which is set for 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 11.
Discussion was had on wages for the new custodian, Robin Gabriel. Mr. Gabriel was present.
Tony Roth made a motion, seconded by Ida Scherr for his custodian wage to be $12.50 per hour for regular time for now and to look at this at the end of the school year again. All voting yes, motion carried. He will still do bus driving.
Title I monitoring is going on now and documentation is being sent to the State of ND on Friday. Title I policy—Dispute Resolution Procedure for Title I was discussed. Tom Schaefbauer moved to have first reading of the Dispute Resolution Procedure for Title I Policy. Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Admitting district open enrollment applications were discussed. Received an application from Avery Vander Vorst, one from Ridge Vander Vorst, one from Shelby Vander Vorst, one from Madison Vander Vorst and one from Peyton Vander Vorst, all children of Chad and Myra Vander Vorst. Ida Scherr moved to accept all five applications above. Tom Schaefbauer seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Elementary Principal Larson reported on: (1) Music teacher, Mr. Ingerson’s small drama group performed last Friday. (2) Elementary school has been working on 100 acts of kindness. (3) Dad’s Day is planned for February 14. (4) Principal Larson and Colleen Huizenga working on helping plan Safe Night which is coming up in April at Strasburg School. (5) Working on teacher evaluations between now and March. (6)And the pilot test for the new State test will be happening in March as well.
Miscellaneous — (1) Busing was discussed. Board asked Mr. Johnson to take over the busing for the year. (2) For the public meeting on February 19, possibly set up chairs for the patrons, not just the bleachers.
Tony Roth moved to adjourn the meeting. Bernice Keller seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
February 19, 2014
A special meeting of the Strasburg Public School Board was called to order by President Duane Ternes on February 19 at 7:00 p.m. with others present: Tom Schaefbauer, Bernice Keller, Ida Scherr Tony Roth, Mary Larson, Craig Johnson, HKG Architects, Dean Marske and Scott Sikkink, and a small group of patrons.
Tom Schaefbauer moved to approve the agenda (QZAB Grant funds, Personnel issue, HKG Architects and public meeting). Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Superintendent Larson reported on QZAB funds, Art Stellar contact person. There is about 1.302 million dollars available. These funds could be used for replacement or repairs of buildings. Ms. Larson reported an application has been sent in. Superintendent Larson also reported a letter was sent to Mr. Ferry but he declined.
HKG Architects were present and the public meeting began at 8:00 p.m. A group of over 70 patrons was present. The group was welcomed. It was mentioned this plan is a preliminary plan, some changes can be made. County Auditor, Marlys Ohlhauser, spoke on the mills for this project and reported as the tax value of land goes up the mill levies will go down. It was reported the interest rates are fixed for the 20 years. Representative William Kretschmar spoke to the group and Senator Robert Erbele sent an email which was read to the group. Discussion was had on the heating system for the new project, for the old high school building; enrollment numbers; coal costs and maybe looking at coal heating for the new project. Someone asked Rep. Kretschmar if there will be more school construction funds with the next legislature. Some spoke on enrollment numbers in the past, when their kids were in grade school and graduated now and we are still here, enrollment numbers are hard to predict, and some spoke on the need for a good facility for our kids, some said take advantage of the construction funds and low interest rates now.
The members and HKG thanked the people for coming.
After the public meeting the board moved back to the board room and continued the meeting. The personnel issue was discussed. Ida Scherr moved to go into executive session to discuss Century Code 15.1-15-10 discuss/vote on a suspension of a teacher pending a discharge hearing. Tom Schaefbauer seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Tom Schaefbauer moved to adjourn executive session. Ida Scherr seconded, all voting yes, motion carried. Tony Roth moved to recommend a one day suspension without pay for the teacher, and if found not guilty they will be paid back the day’s wage. Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Tony Roth moved to adjourn the meeting. Tom Schaefbauer seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF EMMONS
CIVIL NO. 15-2014-CV-00014 Robert Montgomery,
Plaintiff, vs. Eddie Walther, Alex Walther, Emanuel Walther, Henry Walther, Ray Walther, Jacob Walther, Jr., Kenneth Walther, and all other persons unknown claiming any estate or interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon, the property described in the Complaint,
SUMMONS THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVENAMED DEFENDANTS:
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend against the Complaint in this action, which is filed with the Court, by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within thirty-six (36) days after the first publication of this Summons. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014.
Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 668
Bismarck, ND 58502-0668
NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL
This action relates to a quiet title action upon the following described real estate in the County of Emmons and State of North Dakota, to-wit:
Lots One Hundred Five (105), One Hundred Six (106) and One Hundred Seven (107), Beaver Bay Walther Scenic Properties— Lakeview, located in the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township One Hundred Thirty-two (132), Range Seventy-nine (79).
The plaintiff is not seeking a personal judgment against any of the above-named defendants.
Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014.
Gregory W. Tschider, Jr.
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 668
Bismarck, ND 58502-0668
(Mar. 6, 13, 20)
ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOL
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ZEELAND, NORTH DAKOTA
February 10, 2014
The Zeeland Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the Zeeland Public School. The meeting was called to order by President Meier at 4:30 p.m. Board members present were Francis Meier, Brenda Nolz, Neil Meidinger, Thomas Scherr and Patrick Wolf. Others present were Supt. Ogren, Elem. Principal Hettich and Business Manager Joyce Scherr.
Scherr made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Meidinger and carried unanimously to approve.
Meidinger made a motion to approve the minutes from the last meeting, seconded by Nolz and carried unanimously to approve.
The financial reports were reviewed. Scherr made a motion to approve the financial reports and payment of the following claims, seconded by Nolz.
ABM $1,394.00; Aberle Bldg. $375.00; AT&T $37.22; Balfour $96.83; BEK $82.79; BSC Bookstore $166.15; Bitz’s Consulting $65.00; City of Zeeland $72.58; Dakota Dust Tex $141.46; DEMCO $20.53; Eckroth Music $27.97; Educational Services $313.65; Emmons County Record $63.18; T. Fraase Wolf $702.56; Herreid Lumber $58.19; Larson Electric $ 1,053.87; R. Meidinger $693.45; MDU $1,784.70; NDSTA $170.00; Nelson Int. $45.19; Office Max $471.23; Prairie Heating & Air $367.43; Renaissance Learning $550.00; SE Region Career Tech Center $438.99; Zeeland Activity $1,596.26; Zeeland Café $50.00; Zeeland Oil $13,633.69 and Zeeland Super Valu $22.80. All in favor. Motion carried.
Supt. Report — Plans are being made for the Class of 2014 Senior Trip. They will be traveling to Lead, S.D., on May 20 and return May 23.
Supt. Ogren has finished evaluations for the High School teachers.
On April 16 Grades 7-12 will travel to the Coal Mines for a tour. We will need a bus driver for that day.
Elem. Principal Report — The elementary trip to the Ashley Nursing Home was greatly appreciated by the residents. The students did various activities including the Olympics and Valentine’s Day.
Dakota Challenge will be held on March 26. Due to increased cost, the registrations cost increased to $60.00. Registration forms have been sent to area schools.
Mr. Hettich attended the Elem. entary Principal Conference at Fargo. He reported the presentations were very informative.
Supt. Report — None.
Old Business — Propane has come down a few cents. We still have prepaid, so board decided to continue to wait to purchase.
New Business — Mr. Ogren presented the board with the Zeeland Education Association’s letter to begin the negotiation process. Meidinger made a motion to accept the letter from the Zeeland Education Association, seconded by Nolz and carried unanimously to approve.
Board discussed nominations for the School Board Negotiating team. Meidinger nominated Meier and Scherr as the School Board Negotiating team, seconded by Wolf and carried unanimously to approve.
The board reviewed the ND Fall State Assessment scores for grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 11.
Next meeting will be Monday, March 10, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
Scherr made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Meidinger and carried unanimously to approve.
ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOL
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ZEELAND, NORTH DAKOTA
March 11, 2014
The Zeeland Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 11, 2014, at the Zeeland Public School. President Meier called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. Board members present were Francis Meier, Brenda Nolz, Thomas Scherr, Neil Meidinger and Patrick Wolf. Others present were Supt. Ogren, Elem. Principal Hettich and Business Manager Joyce Scherr.
Scherr made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Nolz and carried unanimously to approve.
With the correction of $65.00 registration fee for the Dakota Challenge, Meidinger made a motion to approve the minutes from the last meeting, Nolz seconded and carried unanimously to approve.
The financial reports were reviewed. Scherr made a motion to approve the financial reports and payment of the following claims, seconded by Wolf.
AT&T $35.22; BEK $63.06; BCBS $9,599.00; City of Zeeland $97.04; Dacotah Paper $180.88; Dakota Dust Tex $135.36; Decker Equipment $42.04; Discovery Girls $19.95; L. Hettich $486.14; M. Hoots $256.15; J. W. Pepper & Son $38.00; MDU $1,752.08; Motor Trend $12.00; NDRA $720.00; NDSCS Bookstore $146.00; Nelson International $94.70; OfficeMax $245.73; C. Ogren $135.56; Prairie Heating & Air $285.47; Prairie Pioneer $40.00; So. Central Prairie Sp. Ed. Unit $925.00; Zeeland Oil, LLC $12,973.16 and Zeeland Super Valu $31.77. All in favor. Motion carried.
Supt. Report — Board reviewed the state aid projected income for the 2014-15 school year.
We will need to hold our 3 to 5 year planning meeting. This will be done before our regular April meeting.
Grades 7-12 will be touring the coal mines on April 16, 2014.
The ACT test is scheduled for April 24, 2014.
Elem. Principal — At the last staff meeting field day was discussed. Activities held that day will be left to the individual elementary classrooms.
Dakota Challenge is still in the works. Waiting for registrations. The date is set for March 26, 2014.
With Pee Wee Wrestling and issues in other schools, several staff members were concerned. Zeeland School does have a Lice Policy in place.
The Reading Conf. will be April 3, 4 and 5. At this time we have 5 teachers interested, 4 have registered.
Sec. Principal Report — None.
Old Business — No response from the teachers on Negotiations.
Written Superintendent evaluations need to be turned in to Joyce Scherr before the Board leaves.
The notice for the June 3, 2014, board election has been posted in the paper. Due to change of having to wait for 6 days to canvass the ballots, the election was moved ahead by a week, so the regular board meeting can be held and bills paid on time and no special meeting is needed.
Supt. Ogren addressed the 2014-15 Kindergarten projection.
Next board meeting will be Monday, April 14, 2014. The 3 to 5 year planning meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m., followed by the regular monthly meeting.
Scherr made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Wolf and carried unanimously to approve.