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Page 4 Golden Valley News January 30, 2014 Legal Notices Notice Request for Equipment Bids Billings County is currently accept- ing bids for one 2014 MFWD Tractor with triple length suspension, 150 HP engine. Transmission must be IVT or comparable. 60 month/3000Hr, war- ranty with $250 deductible. Must have 18.4R42 tires on rear and 16.9R28 tires on front. Must h,ve fenders on the front and weight brackets for front with 1200 Ibs. of weights. Must have cab suspen- sion, 3 HYD. SCV's w/Detent. 3 Pt. w/ telescopic draft links, cast rear wheels with rack & pinion. Must have tool box, cold start package, 200 AMP alternator, rim guard in rear tires, clevis type hitch on drawbar. Trade in: One (1) 2000 John Deere 6410 Serial Number LO6410V276738 with approximately 4750 hours. If more information is needed, con- tact Jeff Iverson, Billings County Road Superintendent, phone number 701- 575-2023. Sealed bids must be delivered to the Billings County Auditor's Office no later than 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, or clearly marked 'Sealed Equip- ment Bid' and mailed to Billings County Auditor, PO Box 168, Medora ND 58645. Bids will be opened Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:00AM in the Commission room of the Billings County Courthouse. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive any technical defects or irregu- larities in any bids, and to hold all bids for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the bid opening. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014, he order of the Board of County missioners. Marcia Lamb Billings County Auditor (January 16, 23 and 30) Notice Meeting Notice City of Golva will be having an Open Meeting regarding the termination of vacant alleyways on February 12th, 2014 at 7pm at City Hall. JessiKay Noll, Golva City Auditor (January 16, 23, 30 and February 6) Notice SUMMONS IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE ,OF NORTH DAKOTA i Jimmie L. Olson, Shawn D. Olson,  Jay D. Olson and Jesse Olson, Plaintiffs, VS. Charlene Mackinnon, and any other persons unknown claiming an interest in, or lien or encumbance upon the real property described in the Complaint, Defendants. Case No. 17-2014-CV-00003 THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFEN- DANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court in and for Golden Val- ley County, North Dakota, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the sub- scriber hereto at his office in the City of Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota, within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service, and in case of your failure to answer, Judgment will be taken against you by default for the re- lief prayed for in the Complaint. Dated this 6th day of January, 2014. MAUS & NORDSVEN, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 137 First Avenue West, P.O. Box 570 Dickinson, ND 58602-0570 Telephone: 701-483-4500 By: s/ Michael J. Maus #03499 NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA Jimmie L. Olson, Shawn D. Olson, Jay D. Olson and Jesse Olson, Plaintiffs, VS. Charlene Mackinnon, and any other persons unknown claiming an interest in, or lien or encumbance upon the real property described in the Complaint, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that this action has been brought for the pur- pose of quieting title in the Plaintiff in and to the real property hereinafter de- scribed and that no personal claim is made against the Defendants above named. That the real property to which this action relates is described as fol- lows: Township 140 North, Range 104 West of the 5th Principal Meridian Section 30: That part and portion of the E1/2SE1/4, more particularly de- scribed as follows, to-wit: Commencing at a point of 565 feet south of the northeast corner of said SE1/4; thence south to the southeast corner of said SE 1/4; thence west to the west boundary line of the E1/2SE1/4 of said Section 30; thence north to a point 565 feet south of the northwest corner of the E1/2SE1/4; thence east to the point of beginning. Dated this 6th day of January, 2014. MAUS & NORDSVEN, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 137 First Avenue West, P.O. Box 570 Dickinson, ND 58602-0570 Telephone: 701-483-4500 By: s/ Michael J. Maus #03499 (January 16, 23 and 30) Notice SUMMONS AND NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BILLINGS COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA Bruce Bailey and Pam Bailey Plaintiffs, VS. Elvie L. Sewell, a/k/a Elvie Sewell, and Edna Aletha Sewell, a/k/a Aletha Sewell, Defendants. THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFEN- DANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above- entitled action, which is filed in the Of- fice of the Clerk of District Court of Billings County, North Dakota, and to serve a copy of your answer to said Complaint on the undersigned at their offices in the City of Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, within twenty- one (21) days after such service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and in case of your failure to answer or appear, Judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Complaint in this action is to be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court of Billings County, North Dakota. The ob- ject of the action is to exclude the De- fendants from any estate or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the miner- als involved in this action. Dated this 13th day of January, 2014. DeMAKIS LAW, PLLC /s/Charles G. DeMakis Charles G. DeMakis (ID 05916) Attorneys for Plaintiffs P.O. Box 1748 Minot, ND 58702-1748 (701) 838-2080 NOTICE This notice is a description of the mineral property at issue in the above- entitled action, which is situated in the following counties in the state of North Dakota, to-wit: Billings County, North Dakota: Township 139 N., Range 100 West Section 2: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4. Section 4: SW Section 8:$2 Section 9: SW Township 140 N., Range 100 West Section 22: N2NE Golden Valley County, North Dakota Township 144 N., Range 104 West Section 20: NE, W2 This action will be filed in the office of the Billings County Clerk of Court in Medora, North Dakota. Dated this 13th day of January, 2014. DeMAKIS LAW, PLLC /s/Charles G. DeMakis Charles G. DeMakis (ID 05916) Attorneys for Plaintiffs P.O. Box 1748 Minot, ND 58702-1748 (701) 838-2080 charles@demakislawpllc.com (January 23, 30and February 6) Golden Valley County Commission COUNTY OF GOLDEN VALLEY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS DECEMBER 3, 2013 9:00 AoMo Chairman John Thompson called the meeting to order. Commissioners Harley Steffen and Dave Quale were present. Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion to approve the November minutes and Commissioner Quale seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. After reviewing the monthly bills, the board decided to wait with the payment to Hulsing until they meet with Hulsing to discuss some unfinished work. All other bills were approved for payment. Commissioner Steffen.made a mo- tion to amend the 2013 Capital Outlay Reserve Fund by $250,000 for court- house expenditures and Commissioner Thompson seconded the motion. Mo- tion carried unanimously. The Board set Monday, December 30th at 9:00 A.M. as the date and time for the final Commissioner meeting to approve final 2013 bills. Auditor Designee Tamra informed the board she will be out of town for the January 2014 meeting. The board de- cided to move the meeting to January 16, 2014. Commissioner Quale made a mo- tion to adopt Resolution 2013-14, retro- active to Chairman Thompson signing the document on November 21, 2013, adopting North Dakota Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as approved by the Fed- eral Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Commissioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Resolution 2013-14: North Dakota Multi-Hazard Mitiga- tion Plan Whereas, the County Commission for Golden Valley County, North Dakota recognizes the threat that natural haz- ards pose to people and property within the county; and Whereas, Golden Valley County par- ticipated in the preparation of the multi- hazard mitigation plan herby known as the 2013 Dunn, Billings, Golden Valley, and Stark Counties Multi-Hazard Miti- gation Plan in accordance with the Dis- aster Mitigation Act of 2000; and Whereas, the 2013 Dunn, Billings, Golden Valley and Stark Counties Multi- Hazard Mitigation plan identifies mitiga- tion goals and action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property within the county from the im- pacts of future hazards and disaster; and Whereas, the commission is adopt- ing the final plan that is approved by FEMA; and Whereas adoption by the Golden Valley County Commission demon- strates its commitment to the hazard mitigation and achieving the goals out- lined in the Dunn, Billings, Golden Val- ley, and Stark Counties Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as approved by FEMA; and Now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY COMMISSION THAT: Golden Valley County adopts the Dunn, Billings, GoldenValley, and Stark County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as approved by FEMA. This 21st day of November, 2013 By : John Thompson, Commission Chairman Attest: Tamra Sperry, Golden Valley County Auditor Designee Commissioner Thompson made a motion to continue to have only 1 precinct in Golden Valley County for the 2014 elections and Commissioner Stef- fen seconded the motion. Motion car- ried unanimously. This precinct will be at the Beach Community Center. The board approved to give the Golden Valley County Employees all of Christmas Eve off. DES Director Brenda Frieze pre- sented the board a rough draft of the Media and Public Notice that will go out to the public on the wet weather road closures. After reviewing the notice, the board made suggestions to Brenda on changes and suggested that Brenda speak with State's Attorney Chuck Pe- terson for his input on the issue. AI Muckle and DES Director Brenda Frieze requested from the board to switch to a state paging system. The cost would be $1000. Commissioner Steffen made a motion to approve the upgrade of the paging system and to pay the $1000 out of Contingency and Commissioner Quale seconded the mo- tion. Motion carried unanimously. Social Services Director Maurice Hardy met with the board regarding So- cial Services 2013 budget. Hardy in- formed the board that he will go over the budget with the outstanding expen- ditures. Commissioner Steffen made a motion to amend Social Service's 2013 budget for $70,500 and Commissioner Quale seconded. Motion carried unan- imously. Tax & Zoning Director Henry Gerv- ing met with the Board to discuss the recommendations the Zoning Board presented to the Commissioners for their approval. Commissioner Quale made a motion to approve the recom- mendations from the Zoning Board of rezoning Lots 1-2, Block 2, Original Town site of Sentinel Butte from Gov- ernment Exempt to Commercial and also approve the variances to accept the location of Burton and Cheryl Cook's garage on parcel #05593000 with a legal description of Lots 5-6 Block 1, Robinson's 1st ADD., and also to appoint Maria Marman to fill the open position on the Zoning Board and Com- missioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Gerving discussed the Vanguard updates and 2013 taxes. Gerving also informed the board that Korean Reborn books are available free of charge to any Korean War Vets. Gerving also presented the board with the number of building per- mits in comparison to previous years as to current. Weed Board Officer, Jared Burian informed the board that the Golden Val- ley County Fair Association is willing to sell the 7 lots for the location of the new weed board shop. Burian also updated the board on progress of obtaining cost estimates for the project. Commis- sioner Quale made a motion,to, approve of the weed board buying 7 lots fr0rrl Golden Valley Fair Association at $500 per lot and Commissioner Steffen sec ' onded the motion. Motion carried unan- imously. Chairman Thompson signed a letter of support for the grant for the second phase of the bike and walk path brought forward by the City Auditor, Kim Nun- berg. County Auditor Designee Tamra Sperry presented the board with an agreement between the County and Prairie West Development Foundation. After reviewing the agreement the board feels it is not necessary to sign the agreement. Road Foreman Pete Wirtzfeld met with the Board to discuss various road department issues. Jeremy Wood with Northern Plains Engineering met with the Board and Road Foreman Pete Wirtzfeld to discuss various road proj- ects. Chairman Thompson declared the meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M. The following vouchers were au- dited and approved for the month of De- cember: 67994-68020 Social Service Disb. 18,459.52 68021 Beach Food Center 13.98 68022 Boss Office Supply 1,336.57 68023 Dakota Dust Tex 98.45 68024 SW Business Machines 1,002.93 68025 West Dakota Parent & Family Center 1,005.90 68026 Comfort Inn 222.00 68027 Dakota Insurance 333.00 68028 Galls 1,288.27 68029 GV Co. States Atty. 1,695.81 68030 Golden Valley News 260.57 68031 Golva Repair 261.00 68032 ITD 480.10 68033 Matthew Bender 268.74 68034 NS Assn. of Oil & Gas Co. 165.00 68035 Ryan Nunberg 150.00 68036 Pitney Bowes 453.60 68037 Rudy's Lock & Key 40.00 68038 Software Innovations 2,499.00 68039 St. Joseph's Hospital 104.00 68040 Scott Steele 373.77 68041 Streicher's 1,649.97 68042 SWCC 50.00 68043 SW Multi-Co. Corr. Center 210.00 68044 Ultramax 345.30 68045 GV Soil Conservation Dist. 15,000.00 68046 Keith Signs 335.00 68047 Light & Siren 1,958.95 68048 Northern Plains Eng.10,000.00 68049 3D Specialties Inc. 801.83 68050 Butler Machinery 373.92 68051 CNH Capital 34.80 68052 Lawson Products 1,188.46 68053 Lyle Signs 15,614.58 68054 PowerPlan 67.99 68055 Pump Systems 89.83 68056 Randy Dietz Enterprise 155.00 68057 Henry Gervig 20.66 68058-68078 Collections Submitted 17,062.91 68079 GV County Treasurer 6,454.11 68080 Blue Cross Blue Shield 16,718.80 68081 Verizone Wireless 389.97 68082 NDACo 307.22 68083 Washington Nat'l Ins. 33.96 68084 Reservation Telephone Co. 40.00 68085 City of Beach 247.39 68086 MDU 1,852.12 68087 Midstate Communications 1,211.91 68088-68089 Weed Board Disb.94.48 68090 Collections Sub. 785.65 68091-68094 Library Disb. 485.31 68095 Collections Sub. 162.18 68096-68100 BLm Mineral Disb. 26,525.65 68101 Wage Witholding Order 818.00 68102 Golden Valley County 7.555.11 68103 Golden Valley County 7,555.11 68104 Golden Valley County 8,013.00 68105 GV County Treasurer 698.00 68106 GV County Treasurer 7,660.72 68107-68108 Golden Valley County 6,048.07 68109-68120 Cafeteria Plan Disb. 4,661.42 68121 Aflac 288.00 68122 Cafeteria Plan Disb. 246.53 68123 Job Service ND 282.64 68124 Cenex Fleet Card 1,922.54 68125 GV County Treasurer 27.58 68126 ND State Tax Comm. 2,200.00 68127 ND State Treas. 123.06 68128 SW District Health Unit4,500.00 68129-68131 Library Disb. 1,047.44 68132-68133 Weed Board Disb.39.55 68134 Clerk of Court Disb. 220.00 68135 Ainsworth-Benning Consrt. 20,530.20 68136 Document Preservation Disb. 865.65 68137 Rohan Hardware 108.87 68138 Beach Food Center 20.60 69138-68141 Social Services Disb. 18,301.15 68142 BOSS Inc. 1,501.62 68143 Dakota Dust-Tex, Inc. 67.70 68144 ND Newspaper Association 178.20 68145 Rohan Hardware 537.33 68146 Ashley Ueckert 1,188.56 68147 Applied Concepts, Inc.2,002.50 68148 Joe Bragg 500.00 68149 Empire Office Machinery134.94 68150 Expressway Suites 140.40 68151 Four Seasons Trophies 137.56 68152 Galls/Quartermaster 1,739.77 68153 Henry Gerving 524.77 68154 Golden Valley News 298.91 68155 Goldenwest Electric Crop. 637.00 68156 Information Technology Dept. 482.80 68157 Jandt Plumbing & Heating LLC 39.44 68158 MainStay Suites 222.00 68159 Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. 268.74 68160 Mid-American Research Chemical 133.05 68161 Alan Miller 12.78 68162 NAPAAuto Parts 577.91 68163 ND Post Board 135.00 68164 Ryan Nunberg 540.00 68165 Pitney Bowes 453.60 68166 Prairie Lumber Inc. 2,628.21 68167 David Quale 282.50 66168 Southwest Business Machines 4.50 68169 Danny Skoglund 84.00 68170 Rita Skoglund 60.00 68171 Ceil Stedman 42.98 68172 Scott Steele 692.44 68173 Harley Steffen 172.33 68174 Streicher's Inc. 1,649.97 68175 SW Multi County Corr. Cr. 280.00 68176 Patty Thompson 208.65 68177 Ultramax 485.00 68178 Uniform Center 328.95 68179 Wester States Sheriff's Assn. 100.00 68180 Kadrmas, Lee & Jlackson Assn. 16,763.49 67181 Colonial Research -172,35 67182 CRA Payment Center 50.76 67183 Darrel's Body Shop 380.00 67184 Dakota Insurance 65.00 67185 Dakota Tool & Machine, Inc. 472.00 67186 Farmers Union Oil 11,664.81 67187 Golva Co-op Elevator Co. 777.48 67188 Golva Repair 127.50 67189 John Deere Financial 47.07 67190 Lawson Products, Inc. 624.78 67191 Noll Farms 2,200.00 67192 Powerplan BF 755.38 67193 Truck Suppliers, Inc. 56.80 67194 West Dakota Truck Repair, Inc. 208.33 67195 Brenda Frieze 10.37 67196-68198 Golden Valley County 139,046.05 68199-68200 Weed Board Disb. 3,905.00 68201 GV County Treasurer50,000.00 68202 GV County Treasurer 500,000.00 68203 John Thompson 896.62 6B204 AT&T Mobility 42.53 68205 VOID 68206 Verizon Wireless 389.99 68207 CT Electric 385.47 68208 Paul Schmitz 14.69 68209 Darin Maus 14.69 68210 GV County Treasurer 948.89 Debit Card 135.13 Debit Card 178.77 14093-14148 GV County Employees 76,827.95 Tamra Sperry, Auditor Designee John Thompson, Chairman, Co. Commissioners (January 30) Golden Valley County Commission COUNTY OF GOLDEN VALLEY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS DECEMBER 30, 2013 9:00A.M. Chairman John Thompson called the meeting to order. Commissioners Dave Quale and Harley Steffen were present. The purpose for this special meeting was to approve the final bills for 2013 and review the 2013 budgets. Tax Director, Henry Gerving met vith the board to discuss the updates on the 2014 Golden Valley County Reappraisal Project. Henry informed the board it has been 10 years since the last reappraisal. Ron Davidson met with the board and Road Foreman, Pete Wirtzfeld to dliscuss repairs needed to a road in the Delhi Township. Davidson informed the board he will be sending in for a grant for the repairs and asked the board for help from the County on funds that may riot be granted and Delhi Township will pay the upkeep of the repaired road. Quale made a motion to co-op with Delhi Township and pay for the ex- penses of the repairs that will not be covered by the grant and Commis- sioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried. Olie Golberg met with the Board to renew his beer and liquor licenses for Buffalo Gap Lodge. Commissioner Quale made a motion to renew the liquor and beer licenses for Buffalo Gap Lodge for 2014 and Commissioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried. The Board and Road Foreman, Pete Wirtzfeld, discussed having other enti- ties do road work on County Roads when Golden Valley County's crew was not available. After discussion they de- cided the work needs to be approved prior to the work by Road Foreman, Pete Wirtzfeld. They also discussed Right Of Ways. Weed Board Chairman, Pete Wirtzfeld, requested to appoint Gerald Streitz to the Weed Board. Commis- sioner Quale made a motion to appoint Gerald Streitz to the Weed Board retro- active to the December 18, 2013 meet- ing and Commissioner Steffen seconded. Motion carried. Commissioner Quale made a mo- tion to amend the 2013 Unorganized Township budget by $110,000 due to house bill 1358 disbursements to the townships and Commissioner Steffen seconded. Motion carried. Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion to amend the 2013 Special County Road budget by $62661.90 due to a new furnace for the shop and unex- pected expenditures and Commis- sioner Thompson seconded. Motion carried. Commissioner Quale made a mo- tion to amend the 2013 General budget by $500,000 due to unexpected rev- enue and Commissioner Steffen sec- onded. Motion carried Commissioner Quale made a mo- tion to transfer $500,000 from the Gen- eral Fund and transfer $250,000 to the Capital Outlay Reserve fund and $250,000 to the Road Reserve Fund, and Commissioner Thompson sec- onded. Motion carried. Commissioner Steffen made a mo- tion to amend the 2013 County Poor Budget by $25,000 and Commissioner Quale seconded. Motion carried. Commissioner Quale made a mo- tion to transfer $50,000 from the County Poor fund to Social Welfare fund to cover remodeling expenses and Com- missioner Steffen seconded. Motion carried. Chairman Thompson declared the meeting adjourned at 11:15 A.M. Tamra Sperry, Auditor John Thompson, Chairman, County Commissioners (January 30) Billings County School District BILLINGS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Minutes of Regular Meeting January 14, 2014 The regular meeting of the Billings County School Board was called to order by Vice President Burian at 5:00 PM MT, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the DeMores School with members Lynn Arthaud, Paige Burian, Stacey Kessel, Julie Reis, Darren Baranko (ar- riving at 5:10 p.m.), and Principal Soehren present. Also present for all or portions of the meeting were James Wosepka, Andrea Krebs, and Liz Oder- mann. Reis moved, Kessel seconded, to approve the consent agenda, which in- cluded the minutes of the December 16 meeting, the attached check list, and no additions were added to the agenda. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor of the motion. 16263-16270 January Payroll Checks $8,047.84 January Payroll DD $63,457.00 January Payroll Taxes $22,759.21 January Payroll Vendor EFT $763.20 16271-16283 Janaury Payroll Vendors $29,161.01 16284ALTERNATIVE SAN $260.00 16285 APPLE INC $1,301.00 16286 BCBS $1,502.34 16287 BELFIELD SCHOOL $33,100.92 16288 BOBBLE OLSON $881.40 16289 BORDER STATES $27.51 16290 CASS CLAY CREAM $326.37 16291 CENEX $131.44 16292 CITY OF MEDORA $323.25 16293 DENISE SOEHREN $112.80 16294 DENNIS O'BRIEN $5,047.16 16295 DICKINSON PUBLI $1,882.86 16296 DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION $32.48 16297 DONNA BARNETT $5,844.80 16298 EDWIN EGLY $1,425.60 16299 EMIL'S REPAIR $273.33 16300 GARY MEDUNA $4,279.00 16301 GINA BRIDGER $205.92 16302 HERITAGE INC $2,665.00 16303 HORACE MANN $237.38 16304 JAMES WOSEPKA $3,200.00 16305 JEFF PEDELISKI $158.40 16306 JOB SERVICE $300.12 16307 JOSEPH FISCHER $237.60 16308 KASEY MALKOWSKI $277.20 16309 KATHY MALKOWSKI$7,044.64 16310 KILLDEER SCHOOLS2,524.21 16311 LOREN FILKOWSKI $174.24 16312 MARSHA LAMB $118.80 16313 MEDORA CONVEN $32.73 16314 MIDSTATE TELEPH $254.59 16315 ND ATTORNEY GENERAL $44.50 16316 NDAESP $190.00 16317 NDASA $330.00 16318 OLSON'S SERVICE $4,833.79 16319 PAUL COSSETFE $348.24 16320 PETER ODERMANN$4,371.08 16321 PIONEER $174.44 16322 POPP BINDING $292.67 16323 RDASYsTEMS INC $753.18 16324 RICHARD CHRUSZCH$396.00 16325 RUDY'S LOCK $152.00 16326 SHANNON MALLEY $316.80 16327 SW WATER $77.59 16328 TAIT OBRITSCH $316.80 16329 TAMMY SIMNIONIW $106.46 16330 TODD HAGGERTY $1,488.07 16331 TOM A HLEBECHUK $142.56 16332 TOM HUTZENBILER $45.00 16333 WAL-MART COMM $264.40 16334 WEST RIVER SPEC$5,081.72 16335 WOWZER'S $175.00 EFT JP Morgan $9,302.24 James Wosepka, CPA, presented the audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. Arthaud moved, Kessel seconded, to approve the auditor's re- port. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. The board reviewed RFPs from three investment firms other than our current vendor, Piper Jaffray. Burian moved, Arthaud seconded, to accept the proposal from Edward Jones and reject the proposals from American State Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and move the General Fund and Building Fund investment accounts from Piper Jaffray to Edward Jones. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. Principal Soehren reported that there will be a Teacher In-service in Medora on January 20. They will cover the use of data for tracking student achievement. She also reported on the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) committee work which includes creating an assessment calendar for the District and creating a School District brochure which will include information on demo- graphics, academics, school activities, student achievement, and the hot lunch program. A preschool open house will be held in February. February 14 will be a snow day make up day. Soehren and Stacey Kessel reported on RESP issues and Soehren reported that she email the new RESP newsletter to staff and board members. The board discussed the method to use in conducting the principal evalua- tion. An Educational Leadership Profile survey was sent out to all staff. The re- sults will be compiled by the ND LEAD Center and sent to the board president. It was the consensus of the board that the school board members will com- plete either the ELP or the evaluation form provided at the meeting (or both) and return their evaluation documents to the board president. The board pres- ident will compile the results from all surveys and evaluation forms to use as a resource in completing an evaluation of the Principal. Various staffing options were also discussed. It was determined that this topic will be further explored at the Jan- uary work session. It was determined that Business Manager Simnioniw, Arthaud, Baranko, Burian, Kessel, and Reis will attend the negotiations seminar on February 7. Simnioniw, Arthaud, Kessel, and Reis will also attend preconference sessions on February 6 which cover teacher non- renewal and Superintendent selection. The business manager reported on the Pledges of Assets from First State Bank, which are more than adequate for current deposits. Burian moved, Kessel seconded, to approve the pledges. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. A work session was scheduled at the DeMores School on January 23. Board members will eat lunch with the students at 11:30 a.m., tour the facility after lunch, and hold a work session after the tour. No decisions will be made at the work,sesSion. ............. The Busidess Manager reported on the taxation in the county. Even though the school levy was increased, the county commission decreased the mills they levied. Simnioniw noted that the communication and cooperation be- tween the county commission and school board was a great benefit to the county in mitigating the negative im- pacts realized by the school from the legislative action taken last session. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. Darren Baranko, President Tammy Simnioniw, Business Man- ager (January 30) Notice ATTENTION GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY SOYBEAN GROWERS CAST YOUR BALLOT NORTH DAKOTA SOYBEAN COUNCIL ELECTION The ND Soybean Council's election for your County Representative will take place by mail ballot in February. In March, county representatives will se- lect members of the ND Soybean Council. On or about February 14, the ND Soybean Council will mail to each soy- bean grower of record in the county an election ballot. For your vote to count, ballots must be filed with the County Ex- tension Agent of the above-named county. The ballot can be hand deliv- ered or mailed to the Agent. For your vote to count, the County Extension Agent must receive it by February 28, 2014, or your mailed-in ballot must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2014. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail, contact your County Extension Agent or the ND Soybean Council to obtain one. (January 30) Notice Public Hearing The Beach Zoning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the Public Hearing is for comment on an Application for Change of Zoning from Agricultural to Industrial submitted by Beach Railport, LLC & Williston Basin Management. (January 30 and February 6) DEADLINES The deadline for submitted copy and stories and all ad orders is noon on Fridays. Call 872-3755 or e-mail goldenandbillings @ g mail.com.