November 26, 2013
A special meeting of the Strasburg Public School Board was called to order by President Duane Ternes on November 26 at 8:00 p.m. Other members present were Ida Scherr, Bernice Keller, Tony Roth and Tom Schaefbauer. Also present was Supt. Mary Larson.
Tom Schaefbauer moved to approve the agenda as presented. Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Superintendent Larson reported on the meeting held with KLJ Energy Co. They do energy audits and write grants. They have contacted HKG Architects. This study would be for geothermal heating.
After more discussion Tony Roth made a motion to hire KLJ Energy Co. to write a geo-thermal grant pending our attorney approval of the contract presented. Tom Schaefbauer seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Preparation for building project. Superintendent Larson reported the construction loan with the State of ND has to be resubmitted. Discussion was had on the dollar amount and it was decided to stay at the 2.9 million.
Tom Schaefbauer moved to adjourn the meeting. Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
ZEELAND PUBLIC SCHOOL
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ZEELAND, NORTH DAKOTA
December 9, 2013
The Zeeland Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013 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, Patrick Wolf, Neil Meidinger, Brenda Nolz and Thomas Scherr. 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 Wolf.
AMC Clinic $182.00; AT&T $35.11; BEK $51.80; L. Bender $113.00; Bitz’s Consulting $11,285.00; Dakota Dust Tex $135.36; Emmons County Publishing $152.46; Follett Ed $7.05; J. W. Pepper & Son $53.99; MDU $1,022.09; Moriah, LLC $20.60; MREC $690.00; Nelson International $108.59; OfficeMax $143.88; C. Ogren $141.41; Preble Medical Services $106.00; School Specialty $113.88; U.S. Postal Service $46.00; Zeeland Activity $320.94; Zeeland Oil, LLC $1,771.66; and Zeeland S.V. $60.99.
Supt. Report – Schools in N.D. have been given the opportunity to receive grant money for Safety purposes. The school would have to match what is spent out of these monies. No decision was made at this time.
The mini bus safety arm still does not work. Several people have worked on it and can’t seem to get it to work. All present felt we need to take it to be fixed as soon as possible. Supt. Ogren will check to see who does this type of work and set up an appointment.
Elem. Principal Report—Elem. Principal Hettich informed the board he has done checking with other schools on what protocol they follow for winter wind chill and outside recess. Most use a -15 degree actual temperature as their window to make decisions on holding recess indoors. All present felt this was ok as long as the wind direction was taken into consideration so students would not be in the open with no wind break. For this reason, Mr. Hettich stressed the importance of students having their outside gear with them at all times. And he asked that the bus drivers remind the students to bring their gear with them to and from school. This was discussed in the last newsletter. The school does have some extra winter gear, but not enough sizes, etc. to meet every students needs.
Old Business—We are still ok with propane and will watch prices.
New Business—Mr. Ogren reviewed the 2014-2015 school calendar with the board. He will discuss the calendar with the staff and make adjustments, then bring back to the board for approval.
Board reviewed a non-tuition agreement. Nolz made a motion to accept the non-tuition agreement from the Wishek School District, seconded by Scherr. All in favor. Motion carried.
The board reviewed the Taxable Valuation received from the McIntosh County Auditor. Our mills are where we wanted them, but with the valuation increase in land in the county, we didn’t receive the full dollar amount we expected.
Next board meeting will be January 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
Scherr made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Wolf and carried unanimously to approve.
CITY OF LINTON
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL
LINTON, NORTH DAKOTA
December 2, 2013
The regular City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Tim Volk on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Perry Kimble, Shelly Hauge, Gary Hulm, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Kelsch. Also present: City Administrator Sharon Jangula, Deputy City Administrator Shawna Paul, City Foreman Bob Job, City Attorney Don Becker.
Visitors: Randy Pope, Mike and Kristy Ryckman, Donavin Grenz.
Randy Pope presented information on the Street Improvement Project scheduled to begin in 2014 which will require special assessments. Motion made by Shelly Hauge, seconded by Linda Kelsch, to approve the following resolutions: Resolution Declaring Necessary an Improvement in and for Street Improvement District No. 14-1; Resolution Creating Street Improvement District No. 14-1 and Directing Preparation of a Report and Cost Estimate; Resolution Approving Engineer’s Report for Street Improvement District No. 14-1; Resolution Directing Preparations of Detailed Plans and Specifications for Street Improvement District No. 14-1. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
An informational public meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall for anyone interested in receiving information on the Street Improvement Project.
Discussion was held on the deer farm request by Mike and Kristy Ryckman. Motion made by Perry Kimble to rescind the decision made at the prior meeting and to allow Ryckmans to establish a deer farm with the condition that there be a maximum limit of 40 deer at any one time. If that limit is exceeded, Ryckmans will be allowed 60 days to reduce the herd number to 40, seconded by Shelly Hauge. Voting aye: Perry Kimble, Shelly Hauge, Gary Hulm, Dan Imdieke, Linda Kelsch. Voting nay: Dennis Morris. Motion carried 5-1.
Motion made by Dan Imdieke, seconded by Linda Kelsch, to approve USDA Rural Development Right-of-Way Certificate for Phase I of the Water Systems Improvement Project. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Shelly Hauge, seconded by Gary Hulm, to approve the second reading of Ordinance 2013-11-1: An Ordinance to Amend Section 9.0611 of the City Ordinances Pertaining to Location of Licenses. allowing the Mayor and/or City Council, at their discretion, to approve a Liquor License Transfer if the City Council is not scheduled to meet prior to the date to which the transfer is sought and report the transfer at the next city council meeting. Cost of the transfer shall be twice the regular City Council approved fee. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Perry Kimble, seconded by Shelly Hauge, to approve Resolution 13-12.01 Application for Liquor License Transfer from the Green Lantern to Emmons County Memorial Auditorium on 12/12/13 for the American Legion Christmas Party. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Linda Kelsch, seconded by Dan Imdieke, to approve the Application for Local Permit #13-8 for Linton Public School Bingo from 12/1/13 to 4/1/14. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Linda Kelsch, seconded by Shelly Hauge, to approve Building Permit #13-55 Cecelia Wagner, $7,500 new siding, gutters, soffit, and fascia. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Dan Imdieke, seconded by Linda Kelsch to approve the Nov. 4, 2013, regular meeting minutes and the Nov. 13, 2013, special meeting minutes. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Dan Imdieke, seconded by Gary Hulm, to approve the November 2013 Monthly Financial Report. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
The Municipal Court reported income of $162.00.
Motion made by Linda Kelsch, seconded by Perry Kimble, to approve the following payments.
Don Becker $697.00; Banyon Data Systems $1,590.00; BEK Comm. $27.76; BC/BS $531.40; Cardmember Services $1,888.37; City of Bismarck $429.14; D & E Supply $745.43; Dennis Hulm $522.00; Electric Pump $38,179.99; Emmons County Record $287.42; Emmons County Reg. of Deeds $13.00; Emmons County Sheriff $7,375.00; Fargo Water $193.84; Flexible Pipe Tool Co. $136.10; Gas Plus $417.01; Hedahl’s $30.14; K & H Electric $2,500.00; KEM Electric $166.39; Linton Hardware $37.55; Martin Oil $3,743.03; Michael Todd & Co. $241.84; MDU $2,792.47; ND One Call $15.40; ND DOT $20.00; ND Health Lab $32.00; ND PERS $6,463.13; ND Rural Water $200.00; Nodak True Value $394.41; Olympic Sales $316.47; RJ Sales $280.00; Sayler Imp. $421.19; Schillings Feedlot Cleaning $478.00; Shawna Paul $143.53; South Central Reg. Water $15,137.40; Twin City Roofing $6,428.00; US Postal $194.70; Waste Mgt. $1,311.60; Marlene Oster $25.00; Lynette Becker $104.88; Chris Hulm $3.29; Carstensen Contr. $70,056.08; IRS $8,801.42; Payroll $22,287.93. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
Motion made by Perry Kimble, seconded by Dan Imdieke, to accept the resignation of Gary Hulm from the Street Committee and to appoint Dennis Morris to the Street Committee. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.
City Council meeting times were changed to 6:00 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be Monday Jan. 6, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Motion made by Dan Imdieke, seconded by Shelly Hauge, to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned.
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF EMMONS
In the Matter of the Estate of
William T. Brindle, Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named 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 Tamara L. Klein, personal representative of the estate, 722 N. 23rd Street, Bismarck, ND, or Jack McDonald, Wheeler Wolf Law Firm, Attorneys for the Estate, P.O. Box 1776, Bismarck, North Dakota, or filed with the Court.
Dated this 20th day of November, 2013.
-s-TAMARA L. KLEIN
Tamara L. Klein
Attorneys for Personal
220 North Fourth Street
P.O. Box 1776
Bismarck, ND 58502-1776
(Dec. 5, 12, 19)
November 12, 2013
The regular meeting of the Strasburg Public School Board was called to order by Vice- President Tom Schaefbauer on November 12 at 8:00 p.m. Other members present were Bernice Keller, Tony Roth, and Ida Scherr. Duane Ternes absent. Mary Larson, Craig Johnson, Mark Mittleider and HKG Reps. Dean Marske and Scott Sikkink were present.
Ida Scherr moved to add: (1) HKG Architects; (2) Bus driver policy; (3) Revised budget; (4) Storage Units, Larry Kuss; (5) Mrs. Hardesty’s job; (6) NDSBA & Supt. evaluation; (7) Building plan and opposition; (8) Bleachers in north gym; (9) Flower budget; to the agenda and approve as amended.
Tony Roth seconded.All voting yes, motion carried.
Bernice Keller moved to approve the minutes of the October 8 (regular), and October 16 (special) meetings as presented. Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Science room vent or ceiling fans project. Supt. Larson reported we are still waiting on both Prairie Heating and Taylor Roofing to get together on this project.
Policy Finance. (1) A policy on bus driver responsibility—idling procedures was discussed; (2) Superintendent Larson gave an update on the new bus, It is supposed to be ready the first week in January; (3) Discussion was had on two small buses they have on hand and also discussed if there is a need for another large bus or a small bus; (4) Also discussed was the extension cords used to plug in the buses. We should get a higher voltage cord for winter use.
Dean Marske and Scott Sikkink from HKG Architects were present. Discussion was had on the issues or concerns from the last meeting: talking to the opposition; information from the NDSBA on building projects; the mold in the south gym ceiling is an issue; a chair lift would cost less than an elevator, etc. The Board feels we need to do some projects, the buildings need to be updated, the kitchen needs to be addressed and more emphasis on academics. They, HKG, are wondering if we would consider having them come up with two new plans with breakdown of costs. After more discussion Tony Roth made a motion to approve payment of two new plans for a building project from HKG.
Ida Scherr seconded.All voting yes, motion carried.
Tony Roth moved to accept the month of October 2013 financial report and the revised budget for 2013-2014. Bernice Keller seconded. All voting yes, motion carried. CD# 23095 matured November 10. The Board decided it was okay to make a new CD for 12 months and put the interest money in the general fund checking account.
Tony Roth moved to approve the following bills for November, with checking on Strasburg Park Board and Circle H Lumber bills before payment in November. All voting yes, motion carried.
Mathcounts Foundation $90.00; Strasburg City $1,216.48; Ampride $2,415.60; Ampride $1,469.51; BEK Communications Co/Business $74.53; BEK Communications Co. $131.58; Big Dog Publishing $13.90; CDW Government $489.00; Central Dakota Telecom. Consortium $4,000.00; Circle H Lumber $662.56; Cole Papers Inc. $1,013.31; Dakota Dust-Tex Inc. $165.20; Dockter’s Blacksmith $222.40; DPI/Dept. Public Instruction $99.00; Dr. Mary’s Books $15.95; Dramatic Publishing $10.02; Eldridge Plays & Musicals $264.30; Ellingson’s A/B Service/Repair $412.92; Emmons County Record $364.12; Keller Hardware $589.93; Lonnie’s Body Shop $643.55; Mc- Graw-Hill Companies $1,152.47; Menards-Bismarck $33.08; Michael Wickenheiser Construction $1,996.00; Miss. River Educa. Cooperative $500.00; MDU Co. $1,995.67; MRACTC $4,700.00; MyEDmatch LLC $999.00; ND School Board Association $180.00; Northern Plains cooperative $308.64; Pioneer Drama Service $19.75; Praxair Distrib. Inc. $52.50; Cheryl Baumgartner $15.68; BCBS Co. Cobra Health/F Kuhn & K VBeek $947.60; Cenex Fleet Card $271.58; Patty Hardesty $27.98; HKG Architects Inc. $2,500.00; Humann Heating & Air $1,692.00; Lynette Keller $463.55; Larry Kuss $220.00; Mary Larson $259.92; Linton Hospital $45.00; Linton Hospital $467.13; Linton Plumbing $88.22; Microsoft Corporation $2,102.95; Judy Nieuwsma $73.23; Quill Corporation $919.99; Annette Rohrich $27.92; Brian Rohrich $11.30; Scholastic Inc. $46.20; Scholastic Inc. $37.12; School Specialty $169.76; Strasburg Park Expansion Board $3,500.00; Strasburg School/Activity Fund/ BSC Choir $105.00; Strasburg School/Activity Fund/All State $128.00; Strasburg School/ Activity Fund/N. Plains Fest $225.00; Strasburg School/ Activity Fund/Newsletter Nov. $36.07; SJ Foods Inc. $347.13; Tiger Direct Inc. $143.50; US Postal Service $204.00; US Postal Service/ Newsletter $36.07; Kellie Wikenheiser $199.97; Nov. 20, 2013, payroll taxes, deductions and bills $46,779.81; Nov. 20, 2013, payroll-DD $64,052.94; Nov. 20, 2013, payroll B $14,883.23; Nov. 20, 2013, payroll taxes, deductions and bills $5,743.36.
Transportation agreement with Gary Mosset for the 2013-2014 school year was discussed. Ida Scherr moved to approve the agreement. Tony Roth seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
For snow removal for the 2013-2014 school year the Board decided to ask Troy Mattern if he will move snow this year.
Secondary principal, Craig Johnson, reported on: (1) State testing is complete and (2) the guidelines for senior class trips need to be addressed.
Elementary Principal Mary Larson reported on: (1) MREC representative had a meeting with the elementary teachers on math and reading; (2)Ali The Cow program on farm safety; (3) Troy Ternes is the student of the month; (4) Parent-teacher conference had about a 97% attendance; (5) Counselor Leier has been working with the students on anti-bullying talks; (6) Alternative state tests will be done this week; ( 7) The After School Program through Title I reallocated funds began November 12.
Superintendent Larson reported on: (1) extending our thoughts and prayers to the two employee’s families; (2) School board convention was well attended and beneficial; (3) We received grants for security updates, curriculum materials and professional development this year.
Superintendent evaluation discussed. Mrs. Scherr reported on this from the NDSBA-should give a satisfactory or unsatisfactory rating in each area, no overall rating. Gave Ms. Larson the superintendent questionnaire but Ida is checking with the School Boards Association for an electronic copy to work with.
Staff appreciation party discussed and looking at January 18, Saturday, at The Galley Café.
Discussion was had on bus drivers having to attend annual/ mandatory bus driver meetings and receiving pay for them. After more discussion Bernice Keller moved to approve payment of $35.00 a bus driver to attend the mandatory meeting. Ida Scherr seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
Rental for the buses in the LTK Storage building was discussed. It has been four years and the rent has stayed the same per unit. Discussion was had on the yearly renting of the building vs maybe buying the building. This will be discussed again at the December meeting.
Superintendent Larson asked about Mrs. Hardesty’s job, the elementary secretary now works 3 days a week. Discussion was had and the Board decided to keep Mrs. Hardesty on for the rest of this school year at 3 days a week. Also discussed was the new phone system and possibly adding another line.
Bleacher information in the north gym was discussed. It was mentioned that handicapped accessibility would probably take up one section of the old bleachers. Also discussed was a flower budget – when sending flowers, cards, etc. we should try to send from one fund.
December 10, Tuesday, will be the next regular board meeting at approximately 8:30 p.m. after the Elementary Christmas program.
Tony Roth moved to adjourn the meeting. Bernice Keller seconded. All voting yes, motion carried.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CREATE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
relating to Fertilizer Use and Containment
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Administrative Code.
State Capitol Building
600 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505
Mon., February 3, 2014
A copy of the proposed rules may be obtained by writing the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), 600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 602, Bismarck, ND 58505 or calling (701) 328-1508. A copy of the proposed rules can also be obtained through the North Dakota Ag Department web site, http://www.nd.gov/ndda/, which also gives directions on how to comment through email. Also, written comments may be submitted to the above address until February 13, 2014. If you plan to attend the hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the NDDA at the above telephone number or address at least 10 days prior to the public hearing.
Dated this 5th day of December, 2013
NOTICE OF BIDS
The City of Herreid is now accepting sealed bids to update the heating and air conditioning system at the Herreid Community Center/Skateland. Project must be completed by June 1, 2014, and contractor may have to work around events scheduled in the facility. Sealed bids will be opened on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at City Hall, 102 Main St. N. Bids should be mailed to: PO Box 676, Herreid, SD 57632, and the envelope MUST be clearly marked “Bid: Community Center Heating & A/C”.
For spec sheet or more information please call the Finance Office at 605-437-2302. The City of Herreid reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or proposals.
Dated this 6th day of December, 2013.
(Dec. 26, Jan. 2)