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Page 6 June 18,2009 Bids For Sale on Bids The Billings County Rural Fire Protection District has two grass units for sale. One is a 1988 Chevy 1-ton pickup. Engine is a 350, with a 4-speed, with 15,000 miles. The second is a 1988 Chevy 1-ton, with a 454 engine, 4-speed, with 16,000 miles. Both have a 230-gallon water tank, Hale pumps and two electric reels with 100 feet of hose and class A foam sys- tems. Minimum bids are $8,000, with option to raise bids. Bids must be in by June 30, 2009, and will be opened on July 9. For more information, or to see these units, call (701) 872-6159, or (701) 575-8446. Send bids to: Billings County Rural Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 596, Belfield, ND 58622. (June 4, 11, 18) Notice NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING CHANGE The regular July meeting of the Billings County School Board has been changed to 6:30 p.m. MT, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at the DeMores School. Anyone needing special accommo- dations to attend the meetings may make arrangements by contacting the District Office at 623-4363 or 1-800-366-6888 TTY, 6889-Voice (June 18) Billings County School District BILLINGS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Minutes of Canvassing Meeting June 2, 2009 A special meeting of the Billings County School Board was called to order at 9:04 p.m. MT, Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at the DeMores School in Medora for the purpose of canvassing the June 2 school election, and acting on a request in regard to use of the Fryburg School. Present were board members Dennis O'Brien, Dean Rodne, Darren Baranko, and Stacey Kesset. Dave Moody from Dickinson State University met with the Board in regard to his use of Fryburg School for a vol- leyball camp for girls from grades 6- 12. He requested permission to allow an option for participants to camp out- side in the school yard, or inside the school for the two nights. He explained he and his wife will be the coaches, and they will have other adult assistants as well. After discussion, O'Brien moved, Rodne seconded, to give permission for participants to stay overnight inside the school only, pro- vided there is adequate supervision. The motion carried unanimously. They also agreed camp staff rn~mbers who are not Chaperones out- side if they wished. " The Board proceeded to canvass the poll books from the June 2 elec- tion. Baranko moved, Kessel seconded, to certify the election results as stated in the poll books, and declare Stacey Kessel elected to a three-year term as director for district # 2, and Dean Rodne elected to a three year term as director for district #1. The motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 9:43 p.m. Dennis O'Brien, President Darlene Mitchell, Business Manager (June 18) "Summons NOTICE OF SUMMONS CIVIL # 09-C-00026 IN DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHWEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF GOLDEN VALLEY STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA Andrew H. Smith and Tiffanie L. Smith, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) VS. ) ) Daniel Horstein; Mary Lynne Ward, a/Ida Mary Lynee Williams; William R. Ewert; Nate Molinarro; Anna Kruger Williams and Albert Williams; Ida Kruger; Frank Kruger; Emmett Kruger; Harry Kruger; Vivian Kruger; Phillip Paullus; and all other persons known and unknown having or claim- ing any right, title, estate or interest in or lien to incumberence upon the real property described in the complaint, whether as heirs, devisees, legatees or Personal Representatives of the forementioned parties or as holding any claim adverse to Plantiffs' owner- ship or any cloud upon Plantiff's title thereto, ) ) Defendants ) THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFEN- DANTS. You, and each of you, are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the Complaint in this action which is herewith served upon you, by serving upon the under- signed an Answer or other proper response within twenty (20) days after service upon you, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to do so, judg- ment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated this 27th day of May, 2009. MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM Attorneys for the Plantiffs Office and Post Office Address: 38 2nd Avenue East Dickinson, North Dakota Jason J. Henderson, Attorney # 05669 (June 4, 11, 18) Beach City Council BEACH CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS PUBLISHED SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNING BODY'S REVIEW AND REVISION A regular meeting of the Beach City Council was called to order by Mayor Losinski at 7:00 p.m. on June 1, 2009. Present when the meeting was called to order was Council Tim Marman, Josh Wirtzfetd, Wade Walworth, Mark Benes, Jeanne Larson, Perry Stockwell, PWS Dell Beach, PW Kent Shaw, City Auditor Kimberly Nunberg, Deputy Sheriff's Arian Swanson and Jon Moll. Minutes of the previous month meetings were read. Benes moved to approve the minutes, second by Walworth. Motion carried unanimous- ly. Vouchers were reviewed for pay- ment. Benes moved to approve the following vouchers, second by Walworth. Motion carried unanimous- ly. Beach Co-op Grain-grass seed- 10.00 Beach Food Center-supplies-15.36 Bismarck Tribune-advertising- 29.22 BOSS-office supplies-468.02 Corner Market-supplies-82.94 Dust Tex-office supplies-30.10 Farmers Union-fuel-633.33 Floyd Braden-insurance-227.40 G & G Garbage-tipping fee-960.00 GV County-police contracts- 6087.00 GV News-publishing-148.23 Industrial Towel-supplies-10.18 James Wosepka-audit fee-2880.00 Jandt Plumbing-parts-118.75 Kim Nunberg-reimbursement- 204.00 Lazer Designs-plaque-72.00 Marman Construction-sidewalk- 15000.00 Midstate Telephone-services- 349.44 NAPA-parts-144.32 ND Dept of Health-testing-445.91 Northern Improvement-cold mix- 2282.82 One Call Concept-locates-16.90+ Plaza Dollar-supplies-169.60 Radisson Hotel-lodging-205.00 Rohans-supplies-64.00 SBM-office supplies-43.50 Southwest Water-4,040,900 gal water-12607.62 Steve Service-fuel-207.64 Stockwell Cleaning-service at mini mall- Teresa Swanson-reimbursement- 204.00 Vernon Manufacturing-water cards- 110.00 West Dakota Boom Service-tree trimming-1400.00 West Plains Inc-repairs-857.38 William Szudera-refund-50.00 USPS-postage-160.48 City Employees-wages for May- 14,451.33 First State Bank of Golva-withhold- ings-2638.72 NDPERS-retirement-895.44 Deputy Sheriff Swanson reviewed the monthly Sheriff report consisting of 26 calls, 9 written warnings and 14 citations. There was discussion on increasing the speed limit on 1st Ave NW. Marman moved to request the State increase the speed limit from 25 mph to 35 mph on 1st Ave NW, second by Wirtzfeld. Motion carried unani- mously. PWS Beach reported on the fol- lowing: "street repairs on 2nd Ave NW, 5th St SW and Central Ave "the new pit at the landfill is nearly completed " a request for stop signs at the grade school. Marman moved to approve the request for stop signs to be installed at the intersection of 1st Ave and 3rd St SE, second by Walworth. Motion carried unanimous- ly. Nunberg presented the financial report. Marman mentioned trees locat- ed near the intersection of 8th St and 3rd Ave NW are a hazard and should be removed. Larson moved the trees be left at this time. Motion died. Marman moved get a cost for moving the trees to a different location. Motion died. Walworth moved to leave the trees at this time and if this area devel- ops with pavingl curb and gutter then at that time the trees will need to be moved, second by Stockwell. Watworth-yes, Stockwelt-yes, Benes- yes, Wirtzfeld-yes, Larson-yes, Marman-no. Motion carried. RESOLUTION 2009-10 A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE EXEMPTION OF UP TO ONE HUNDRED-FIFTY THOUSAND DOL- LARS OF THE TRUE AND FULL VALUE OF ALL NEW SINGLE-FAMI- LY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, EXCLUSIVE OF THE LAND ON WHICH SITUATED, FROM TAXA- TION FOR THE TWO TAXABLE YEARS SUBSEQUENT TO THE TAX- ABLE YEAR IN WHICH CONSTRUC- TION IS BEGUN IF CERTAIN CONDI- TIONS ARE MET. WHEREAS, Section 57-02-08 of the North Dakota Century Code, pro- vides for the exemption of up to one hundred-fifty thousand dollars of the true and full value of all new single- family residential property, exclusive of the land on which it is situated, from taxation for the two taxable years sub- sequent to the taxable year in which construction is begun if all of certain enumerated conditions are met; and, WHEREAS, the exemption is to be implemented by resolution of the City Council; and, WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Beach, North Dakota, deems it to be in the best interest of the city to implement the authority granted in order to provide incentive for the pay- ment of special assessments and for the construction of new dwelling units. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Beach that up to one hundred- fifty thousand dollars of the true and full value of all qualified new single- family residential property, condomini- ums and townhouse residential prop- erty, exclusive of the land on which it is situated, shall be exempt from taxation for the two taxable years subsequent to the taxable year in which construc- tion is begun if the following conditions are met: a) Special assessments and taxes on the property upon which' the resi- dence is situated are not delinquent. b) The first owner after the builder resides on the property, or the builder still owns the property. c) Application for the exemption has been filed with the City of Beach and said application has been approved prior to the time construction is begun. d) That the improvement is fully constructed on the site in compliance with the building code or if a manufac- tured home it must not be constructed or equipped with a permanent hitch or other device allowing it to be moved other than to a permanent site and does not have permanently attached to its body or frame any wheels or axles, and which bears a label certifying that it was built in compliance with the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (24CFR 32890) effective date 06/15/76 promul- gated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and meets the require- ment of the city building code.~ The exemption will not apply to mbbile homes as defined in the building code. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be effective for taxable years beginning after August 1, 2009, for property upon which con- struction is begun after August 1, 2009. Walter Losinski, Mayor ATTEST: Kimberly Nunberg, City Auditor Nunberg reviewed Renaissance Zone Project 14-Bea. Wirtzfeld moved to approve Renaissance Zone Project 14-Bea, second by Walworth. Motion carried unanimously. Nunberg reviewed the proposed Identity Theft Prevention Program. Benes moved to adopt the Identity Theft Prevention Program, second by Marman. Motion carried unanimously. No other busi- ness was brought forward. Wirtzfeld moved to adjourn, second by Walworth. Motion carried unanimous- ly. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Walter Losinski, Mayor ATTEST: Kimberly Nunberg, City Auditor (June 16) Golva Public School GOLVA PUBLIC SCHOOL REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 6:00 PM - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 PRESENT: Linda Stoveland, Dick Goodijohn, Paul Schmitz, Julie Zook, and Leah Zook. Sarah Volk arrived at 6:10 PM, and Gene Weinreis arrived at 6:18 PM. VISITORS: Marie Kremers. Call Meeting to Order: The regular meeting of the Golva Public School Board was called to order Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 6:00 PM by Vice President Linda Stoveland. Agenda: On a motion by Goodijohn and second by Schmitz, the agenda was approved unanimously. Minutes: On a motion by Schmitz and second by Goodijohn, the March 11, 2009, regular school board meet- ing minutes were approved. Motion carried unanimously. Bills: Goodijohn made a motion to approve payment of the April 2009 dis- trict bills. Motion was seconded by Volk.. Motion carried unanimously. 28250 Beach Public School District $99,071.73 28247 Blue Cross/ Blue Shield 1,875.00 28251 Blue Cross/ Blue Shield 34.48 28252 Boss Office Supplies 599.29 28253 City of Golva 107.00 28254 Discovery Benefits Inc. 10.00 28255 ESP Computers 90.00 28256 Food Services of America-Bid Acct. 642.91 28257 Food Services of America-Co. 841.49 28258 Golden Valley News 76.86 28248 Goldenwest Electric 522.40 28259 Hammond, Maria A. 5.00 28260 Industrial Towel Supply Co. 23.32 28261 Intuit 25.00 28238 Rising, Lori 23.00 28262Midstate Communications 107.98 28249 ND Teachers Fund for Retirement 1,193.56 28263 Nistler, Mary 41.98 28264 Palos S~)orts Inc. 28.69 28265 President's Challenge 57.50 28266 Rising Repair 899.75 28267 SchoolMasters63.00 28268 Schulte, Jim 325.00 28269 Top Health 118.20 28270 Total Control Inc. 285.00 28271 US Postal Service 127.20 28272 Valley Dairy Products 284.04 28273 Wholesale Supply Co. Inc. 559.14 28195 AFLAC 85.60 28196 NDEA 37.25 28197 EFTPS 5,153.44 28198 Blue Cross 139.40 28199 Discovery Benefits 358.33 28200 TFFR 1,068.53 28201 ND State Tax 250.00 Payroll 17,789.03 Tuition: Discussion regarding Beach School District special ed. con- tracts and tuition agreement with Marmarth School District. * Weinreis arrived and took over the meeting at 6:18 PM. 2009-2010 Negotiations Meeting Date: Letter from teachers requesting a meeting with the school board regarding upcoming contracts for the 2009-2010 school year was shared. Meeting date of May 13, 2009 at 5:00 PM is set for the negotiations meeting. The regular May school board meeting is set for 6:30 PM, of that same day. Motion was made by Stoveland and seconded by Goodijohn to hold the meetings at that time. Unanimous. PILT Meeting: The PILT meeting with the Golden Valley County Commissioners will be April 7 at 11 AM at the courthouse in Beach. Weinreis will go to the meeting. This year Golden Valley County has received $1,085,289.08. Windows/Doors Grant: Discussion. We will get on the list for contractors to go ahead with the replacements. Correspondence: ND School Board. Annual Convention - Clinic Session Suggestions. Principal's Report: School Improvement Process 'is continuing. We don't have to make up our storm day of March 30 (no school) as we have 30 extra minutes built into the school day the rest of the year. Nutrition Workshop - Beth Nistler wilt present nutrition information to kindergarten through sixth grade stu- dents. Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 4, 2009. National Volunteer Week is April 19-25. Motion to Adjourn: On a motion by Goodijohn, and second by Volk, the April 1, 2009 meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM. Motion carried unani- mously. ATTEST: Leah Zook, business manager Gene Weinreis, board president (June 18) Billings County School BILLINGS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1 Minutes of Regular Meeting May 13, 2009 The regular meeting of the Billings County School Board was called to order at 6:30 p.m. MT, Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the DeMores School, with members Dennis O'Brien, Dean Rodne, Stacey Kessel, Darnyl Malkowski, and Darren Baranko and Principal Soehren present. Also pres- ent were Karla Larson and Marcia Pool. Rodne moved, Kessel seconded, to approve the consent agenda, which included the minutes of the April meet- ing, the attached check list, and the addition of two items to the agenda. The motion carried unanimously. 10994 Newby's Ace Hardware $190.81 10995 AIItel 25.00 10996Alternative Sanitation 237.00 10997 D&A O'Brien Bus Route 4,362.40 10998 Beach Post Graduation Party 100.00 10999 Belfield Automotive Supply 149.69 11000 Benco Equipment 542.01 11001 Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,037.88 11002 Booth Delivery 47.34 11003 Bosch Lumber Co. 28.76 11004 Braun Distributing Inc. 123.75 11005 Carrie Wanner 45.17 11006 Cass Clay Creamery Inc. 368.70 11007 City of Medora 246.50 11008 Consolidated Communications Corp. 826.30 11009 Dacotah Paper Co. 391.90 11010 Dakota Fence Company701.60 11011 Dan's Supermarket 83.80 11012 Darlene Mitchell 326.70 11013 Dean Foods Inc. 328.00 11014 Denise Soehren 30.60 11015 Diane Murphy 46.53 11016 Dickinson Law Enforcement t35;00 11017 Dickinson Public Library 6,233.53 11018 Don Heiser Electric 2,866.99 11019 Donna Barnett 1,727.20 11020 Donna Lynn Peterson 486.80 t102 Department of Public Instruction 75.88 11022 Eductech 90.00 11023 Expressway Inn 220.00 11024 Farmers Union Oil Co. 113.89 11025 Gary Meduna 3,327.84 11026 George Stervak 500.00 11027 Greg Kessel330.00 11028 The Horace Mann Companies 197.45 11029 Jennifer Vetter 118.00 11030 Karla Larson 7.72 11031 Kathy Malkowski 2,510.88 11032 Kaye Burian34.71 11033 Kayleen Obritsch 221.45 11034 Kelly Pierce 122.40 11035 Kim Anderson 214.20 11036 Marjorie Jensen 67.15 11037 Martin's Welding 598.75 11038 Midstate Telephone Co. 241.42 11039 Music In Motion 15.90 11040 Nat'l. History Day Inc. 180.00 11041 ND Department of Health 469.26 11042 ND Ass'n. of School Business Managers 50.00 11043 NDPERS Group Health InsurancePlan 4,413.76 HTML & Database Design experience Individual to possess strong communication skills & a motivated, team-oriented attitude EduTech, a division of the State of North Dakota's Information Technology Department, is an equal opportunity institution. Edu Tech helps improve student achievement through the use of technology. 11044 ND School Boards Ass'n. t ,684,78 11045 Nitro-Green 343.00 t1046 Paperbacks for Educators 33.35 11047 Pearson Education 39.55 11048 Billings County Pioneer 240.59 11049 Plank Road Publishing 175.81 11050 Preble Medical Services Inc. 100.00 11051 Qwest 550.00 11052 Reservation Telephone Co-op 96.74 11053 RESP 1,500.00 11054 Roughrider Electric Co-op Inc. 4,247.00 t1055 Southwest Business Machines 688.96 11056 Simplex Grinnell 1,478.00 11057 School Nutrition Association 70.00 11058 Stein's Inc.418.09 11059 Stringer Business Systems 830.28 11060 SW Water Authority 532.12 11061 Terry M. Brown Inc. 10,074.04 11062 Tom's Service 242.60 11063 US Foodservice Inc. 1,607.99 11064 Valley City State University 175.00 11065 WaI-Mart Community 221.23 11066 West Dakota Oil Inc. 4,588.63 11067 Zee Service Co. 120.95 Kessel and Rodne declared their conflict of interest in the funding request of the FCCLA group, since they each have a student in the group. O'Brien moved to allow them both to participate in the discussion and vote on this request, and Malkowski seconded the motion. The motion car- ried unanimously. The Board briefly discussed what should be required for transportation for field trips, etc. This item was tabled until more information on state vehicle requirements is obtained. Hannah Rodne, Shea Shypkoski, Jade Kessel, and Alicia Palaniuk met with the Board to request assistance to attend the National FCCLA conven- tion. The cost is $1445 per person. Since the $1500 per school maximum used in the past had been set many years ago, it was felt this was no longer adequate. Malkowski moved to pay half the $1445 cost for each of the four Billings County students. O'Brien seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously. DeMores students Angel Calkens, Ashley Ellison, and Rebecca Oehler, teacher Ruth Johnson, parents Doug Eliison and Lisa & Mike Oehler met with the Board to request assistance for the three students who had quali- fied to go to the National History Day competition in Washington, DC. Each of the students presented board mem- bers with copies of the papers they will be entering in the competition. After a delightful musical request, written and performed by the students, Baranko moved, Rodne seconded, to pay their registration and transportation, and the weekly meal and lodging amount that would be charged if they stayed in the dorm. The motion carried unani- mously. Kodi Polensky and Loren Baranko, who had attended the National Close- Up in Washington, DC gave an inter- esting report on their trip, and expressed their appreciation for the District's financial assistance. They each displayed a photo board of their trip. Principal Soehren reported on ade- quate yearly progress, congratulating the teachers for a 20% increase at. DeMores, and a 10% increase at Prairie. She also reported on the following: seven of the nine days missed due to storms had been made' up and the remaining two had been forgiven by the governor, graduation is scheduled for 7:00 PM, May 20, in Medora, and there are thirteen registered for pre- school at Prairie next year. Soehren and Kessel reported on changes being made in the Roughrider Educational Services P.artnership fee structure, etc. which may not be beneficial to our district. Membership will be continued for the 2009-10 year, during which they will monitor the services used by our dis- trict to see if it is worthwhile to contin- ue after that. Approval was given to join the counselor consortium with Belfield & South Heart again next year. , Ernie Baranko's request was tabled due to his purchase of the, land adja- cent to Prairie School not being defi- nite. Baranko moved, Kessel seconded, to approve a no charge tuition agree- ment for the Wells' children to continue at Prairie School since they had missed the open enrollment deadline. The motion carried unanimously. Major items to be included in next years budget were discussed. The Board reviewed the new Section B policies for the policy manu- al. Baranko moved, Rodne seconded, to approve the first reading of Section B. The motion carried unanimously. O'Brien will be the Board's repre- sentative to Belfield's May meeting. It was decided not to loan out District property to anyone other than Billings County residents. Rodne reported on the sports co-op meeting he had attended. The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m. Dennis O'Brien, President Darlene Mitchell, Business Manager (June 16) PUBLIC NOTICES A public notice is informatiola informing citizens of government activities that may affect the citizens' everyday lives. Public notices have been printed in local newspapers, the trusted sources for community information, for more than 200 years. North Dakota newspapers also post public notices that are printed in newspapers on at no additional charge to units of government. Minot State UNIVERSITY Finish your college degree... ONLINE 800.777.0750 Be seen. Be heard. All cities, schools and counties in North Dakota are. required to publish the minutes of their meetings in the newspaper~ It is fundamental to informing citizens about what their elected officiaJs are doing. 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