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Page 4 Golden Valley News March 27, 2014 Legal Notices Notice GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY EQUALIZATION MEETINGS 2014 ASSESSMENTS TOWNSHIP/CITY, DATE, TIME, LO- CATION Beach Civil Twp, April 1, 7:00 p.m., Golden Valley Courthouse Delhi, April 2, 7:00 p.m., Golden Val- ley Courthouse Elk Creek, April 3, 3:00 p.m., Golden Valley Courthouse Bullion, April 3, 7:00 p.m., Richard & Pam Knopp's City of Beach, April 7, 7:30 p.m., City Hall Sentinel Twp, April 4, 7:00 p.m., Sentinel Butte Fire Hall Lone Tree, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Golva Bar meeting room City of Golva, April 9, 8:00 p.m., City Hall City of Sentinel Butte, April 14, 7:00 p.m., City Hall Henry, April 15, 4:30 p.m., Marcia Sperry's Garner, April 16, 7:00 p.m., Dan & SheUa Zachmann's Saddle Butte, April 17, 7:00 p.m., Vince & Eleanor Nistler's Pearl, April 30, 3:00 p.m., Doug Mosser Ranch House Unorganized Twps, June 3, 1:00 p.m., Golden Valley Courthouse County Equalization, June 3, 1:00 p.m., Golden Valley Courthouse State Board, August 12, TBD, State Capitol "each taxpayer has the right to ap- pear before the appropriate board of re- view or equalization and petition for correction of the taxpayer's assess- ment." Signed and dated this 13th day of March, 2014 Henry Gerving, Director of Tax Equalization Golden Valley County (March 13, 20 and 27) Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate No. 17-2013-PR-00049 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Peggy Justesen, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present'their claims within three months after the date of the first publi- cation of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Dana Irons, Personal Representative of the estate, at 150 West Villard, Suite #3, Dickinson, North Dakota, or filed with the Court. Dated this 18th day of January, 2014. /s/Dana Irons, Personal Representative Carmi L. Howe ID No. 05050 HOWE & HOWE, P.C. 150 West Villard, Suite #3, P.O. Box 370 Dickinson, ND 58602 Telephone No. (701) 483-9000 Attorneys for: Personal Representa- tive (March 13, 20 and 27) Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate No. 17-2014-PR-00006 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Majorie Adair Gratton, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publi- cation of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Donald K. Neuens, Personal Representative of the Estate, or filed with the Court. Dated this 4th day of March, 2014. /s/Donald K. Neuens, Personal Rep- resentative 6340 28th Street Glen Ullin, ND 58631 Charles J. Peterson, Attorney #04009 Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm 38 Second Ave East Dickinson, ND 58601 (701) 227-1841 By: Charles J. Peterson, Attorney #04009 Emaih cpeterson@mackoff.com Attorneys for Personal Representa- tive (March 13, 20 and 27) Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Ronald S. Efta P.O. Box 300 Wibaux County Courthouse Wibaux, MT 59353 Telephone: (406) 796-2431 Attorney for Personal Representa- tive Probate No. 17-2014-PR-00001 State of North Dakota; In District Court; County of Golden Valley; South- west Judicial DJrJct In the Matteof the Estate of William O. Johnson: / Notice L,/hereby given that the un- dersigned ttas been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Ronald S. Efta, attorney for the Per- sonal Representative, return receipt re- quested, at P. O. Box 300, Wibaux, Montana 59353, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. Dated this 8th day of January, 2014. Douglas Johnson Personal Representative Address: 15451 30th Street South- west Sentinel Butte, ND 58654 (March 13, 20 and 27) Bids ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BEACH AIRPORT BEACH, NORTH DAKOTA AlP NO, 3380002010-2014 Sealed bids to furnish the necessary equipment, materials, tools, labor, and incidentals for installing a new Jet A Fuel System at the Beach Airport will be received by the Golden Valley County Airport Authority, Beach, North Dakota until 2:00 P.M. CDT, on April 10, 2014. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, Bis- marck, North Dakota. The bid documents are to be mailed or delivered to KLJ, 4585 Coleman Street, P.O. Box 1157, Bismarck, ND 58502 and shall be sealed and en- dorsed, "Jet A Fuel System Installation, Beach Airport, AlP No. 3380002-0010- 2014" and shall indicate the type and number of contractor's license. The proposed work includes the fol- lowing items and approximate quanti- ties: The work consists of removal of ex- isting equipment, remove and salvage existing equipment, site work, concrete work, electrical work, installation of apron lights, installation of one new 10,000 gallon Jet A fuel storage tank, and fuel dispensing equipment. Plans and specifications are on file and may be seen at the offices of the Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, Inc., 1463 1- 94 Business Loop East, Dickinson, North Dakota and 4585 Coleman Street, Bismarck, North Dakota. Copies of the plans and specifica- tions and other bidding contract docu- ments may be obtained by payment of sixty five dollars ($65.00) (nonrefund- able) to Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc., 4585 Coleman Street, Bismarck, ND, 58503 for each set so obtained. An op- tional, complete set of digital project bidding documents are available at www.kljeng.com "Projects for Bid" or www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 by inputting Quest project # 3121105 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952- 233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for as- sistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Each bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a Bid Bond in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the maximum bid price, exe- cuted by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of North Dakota, payable to the Golden Valley County Airport Authority, conditioned that if the principal's bicl be accepted and the con- tract awarded to him, he, within ten (10) days after Notice of Award has been ex- ecuted, will execute and effect a con- tract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor's bond as required by law and regulations and determina- tions of the governing board. The bid security of the two lowest bidders will be retained until the Notice of Award has been executed, but no longer than sixty (60) days. The bid security is a guaran- tee that the bidder will enter into con- tract for work described in the Proposal. The Contractor shall also enclose within the Bid Bond envelope a copy of the bidder's North Dakota Contractor's License or a copy of their latest renewal certificate issued by the Secretary of State as per North Dakota Century Code 430712. Any bid not containing this document shall not be acceptable and shall be returned to the Bidder. The successful Bidder will be re- quired to furnish a Contract Perform- ance Bond and Payment Bond in the full amount of the Contract. The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates as established by the Department of Labor for this project and are contained in the project man- ual. The successful Bidder shall com- plete the Prerequisites to Substantial Completion (See General Special Pro- visions) by October 31, 2014.The Pre- requisites to Substantial Completion shall include the site work, concrete work, and electrical underground work. If the Contractor does not meet this date, liquidated damages shall be as- sessed per day for every calendar day beyond this date. The Contractor shall have the Prerequisites to Final Accept- ance (See Special General Provisions, Item 12), completed by November 31, 2014. All remaining work shall be com- pleted for the Prerequisites to Final Ac- ceptance. If the Contractor does not meet this date, liquidated damages shall be assessed for every calendar day beyond this date. The contract will be awarded on the basis of the lowest bid submitted by a responsible and responsive bidder for the aggregate sum of the bid for the project. The Owner shall award a sin- gle prime contract for the work. Award of contract or contracts will be contin- gent upon securing funding form the Federal Aviation Administration. The Golden Valley County Airport Authority reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of sixty (60) days after the date fixed for the opening thereof to reject any and all bids and waive de- fects and to accept any bids should it be deemed for the public good and also re- serves the right to reject the bid of any party who has been delinquent or un- faithful in the performance of any former contract to the Owner. The successful Bidder will have to obtain a statement from the Office of the State Tax Commissioner showing that all taxes due and owing to the State of North Dakota have paid before the contract can be executed. Award of the contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions: • Buy American Preference - Title 49 U.S.C., Chapter 501 • Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title Vl - Contractor Contractual Requirements - 49 CFR Part 21 • Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, Section 520 - Title 49 U.S.C. 47123 • Lobbying and Influencing Federal Employees - 49 CFR Part 20 • Access to Records and Reports - 49 CFR Part 18.36 • Disadvantaged Business Enter- prise - 49 CFR Part 26 • Energy Conservation - 49 CFR Part 18.36 • Breach of Contract Terms - 49 CFR Part 18.36 • Rights to Inventions - 49 CFR Part 18.36 • Trade Restriction Clause - 49 CFR Part 30 • Veteran's Preference - Title 49 U.S.C. 47112 • Davis Bacon Labor Provisions - 29 CFR Part 5 (Applicable to Contracts Ex- ceeding $2,000) • Equal Opportunity Clause - 41 CFR Part 60-1.4 (Applicable to Con- tracts Exceeding $10,000) • Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities - 41 CFR Part 60-1.8 (Applic- able to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) • Notice of Requirement for Affirma- tive Action - 41 CFR Part 60-4.2 (Ap- plicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) • Equal Employment Opportunity Specification - 41 CFR Part 60-4.3(Ap- plicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) • Termination of Contract - 49 CFR Part 18.36 (Applicable to Contracts Ex- ceeding $10,000) • Certification Regarding Debar- ment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Vol- untary Exclusion - 49 CFR Part 29 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $25,0O0) • Contract Work hours and Safety Standards Act Requirements - 29 CFR Part 5 (Applicable to Contracts Exceed- ing $100,000) • Clean Air and Water Pollution Con- trol - 49 CFR Part 18.36(0(12) (Applic- able to Contracts Exceeding $100,000) The overall goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation for this project is 1.82 percent. (1.20% Race Neutral, 0.62% Race Conscious) Dated this 14th day of March, 2014. /s/Harley Steffen, Chairman Harley Steffen, Chairman Golden Valley County Airport Au- thority Beach, North Dakota (March 20, 27 and April 3) Bids Request for Bids The Billings County School District will accept sealed bids for installation of a Voice Over Internet Protocol Tele- phone System along with an integrated paging system, clock and school bell system. Bids are to be marked "VolP Tele- phone Communication System Bid" and addressed to Billings County School District, Attn: Tammy Simnioniw, Busi- ness Manager, PC Box 307, Medora, ND 58645. Bids' must be received by_ 5:30 PM MT, April 8, 2014, at which time they will be opened in the board room at the DeMores School in Medora. Bidders are encouraged to be present. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and to waive irregularities. A Request for Proposal is available upon request by calling 701-623-4363 and is posted on the Billings County School District web- site. All amendments to the RFP will be posted on the website and it is the re- sponsibility of interested vendors to fre- quently visit the website to determine if there are amendments to the original RFP. By Order of'the Board Tammy Simnioniw, Business Man- ager Telephone 701-623-4363 (March 20, 27 and April 3) Notice AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL EBELTOFT. SICKLER. LAWYERS Office and Post Office Ad,sss: 46 West Second Street, P.O. Box 1598 Dickinson, North Dakota 58602- 1598 Telephone Number: (701) 225-5297 By: Nathan M, Bouray, Lawyer #06311 Emaih nbouray@ ndlaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representa- tive Probate No. 04-2014-PR-00014 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF BILLINGS SOUTH- WEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS C. BARGER, DE- CEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mary K. Barger has filed herein a peti- tion for formal probate of will. Hearing has been set upon said pe- tition on the 24th day of April, 2014, at 8:30 o'clock A.M., at the Courtroom of the above-named Court in the City of Medora, County of Billings, State of North Dakota. Dated this 27th day of February, 2014. /s/Mary K. Barger, Petitioner 4400 New Jersey St San Diego, CA 92116 (March 20, 27 and April 3) Notice The Golden Valley County Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on for Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's Room at the courthouse. The Agenda for the hearing is as fol- lows; 1. Unfinished Business - Beach Rail port requested an area in the West of the Town of Beach, within the joint extra-territorial zone and within the county jurisdiction be rezoned from Agricultural to Industrial. The following list is for the parcels; A TRACT of $1/2 of Lot 1 and 2, Sec 22-140-106 with a parcel numbers of 02500600, NEll4 (LESS R/W & TRACT), Sec 22-140-106 with a parcel number of 02498000 and the NWl/4SEI/4 Sec 22-140-106 with a parcel number of 02502300. 2. . New Business - John Throckmorton with AT & T re- quest a conditional use permit to em- pllace a 400' telecommunications guyed tower located in the NEll4 SEC 1 - 142-103 - MDU Request a variance to the set back from a county/township road, w'hich is 150' tO emplace a power sub- station at 90' 165th AVE SW AND 55' FIROM 35TH ST SW. This would be an addition to an existing substation that wrould affect three separate power dis- triibution lines. The location for the sub- sttation is in NEll4 SEC 33-140-105 (March 20 and 27) Notice NOTICE OF HEARING Probate No. 04-2014-PR-00013 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BIILLINGS COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Alice Champion, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wendy Lee has filed herein an Applica- tion for Formal Probate of Will and Ap- pointment of Personal Representative, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Clerk of Billings County District Court, PC Box 138, Medora, ND 58645. Hearing has been set upon said Ap- plication on 24th day, April, at 8:30 a.m., at the Courtroom of the above-named Court in the city of Medora, in the County of Billings, State of North Dakota, with the Honorable W.M Herauf presiding. Dated this 4th day of March, 2014. FURUSETH, KALIL, OLSON & EVERT, PC /s/Jordan J. Evert (#06969) PC Box 417 108 Main Street Williston, ND 58802-0417 (701) 774-0005 Attorney for: The Personal Repre- sentative (March 20, 27 and April 3) Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Robert W. Gratton, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publi- cation of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either he presented to Donald K. Neuens, Personal Representative of the Estate, or filed with the Court. Dated this 11th day of March, 2014. /s/Donald K. Neuens, Personal Rep- resentative 6340 28th Street Glen UIlin, ND 58631 By: Charles J. Peterson, Attorney 4009 Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm 38 Second Avenue East Dickinson, North Dakota 58601 Emaih cpeterson@mackoff.com Attorneys for: Personal Representa- Wes (March 20, 27 and April 3) Hotice NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Leona S. Jendro, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tqe undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publi- cation of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Gary S. Petermann, Personal Representative of the Estate, or filed with the Court. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013. Gary S. Petermann, Personal Rep- lesentative 600 11th St., NW, Mandan, ND 58554 By: David C. Piper, Attorney #06723 Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm 38 Second Ave East Dickinson, ND 58601 Email: dpiper@mackoff.com Attorneys for Personal Representa- :ive (March 20, 27 and April 3) Hotice Notice of Annual Meeting Prairie West Development Founda- :ion will hold its annual meeting Friday, Vlarch 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM at the Com- "nunity Learning & Technology Center n Beach, ND for the purpose of filling o director's seats and electing new of- iicers. The board will address any other ecessary business as well. (March 20 and 27) Notice ATMOSPHERIC RESOURCE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MODIFY NATURAL PRECIPITATION Notice is given, that Weather Modifi- cation, Inc. of 3802 20th Street North, Fargo, ND, a licensee (License No. 2014-1) of the State of North Dakota, is to engage in operations to modify pre- cipitation by the addition of ice nucleat- ing agents in the counties of Bowman, McKenzie, Mountrail, Ward and Williams and seven townships in Slope County. Existing clouds will be selected for seeding according to the current op- erational procedures for enhancing rainfall and decreasing hail damage. Nuclei will be generated by silver iodide produced in the combustion of flares or acetone solutions, and the dropping of dry ice pellets. Twin-engine aircraft equipped for instrument flight operating under FAA airworthiness certificates and licensed by the North Dakota Aero- nautics Commission will accomplish all seeding. The operations area will include the target area and a ten-mile extension of the border in North Dakota counties for operations easement for cloud systems that will affect the target area. No affect is intended for the areas bordering the target areas. The target area for District I will be Bowman County and the fol- lowing townships in Slope County: Con- ner, Hume, Carroll, Cash, Sheets, Mineral Springs, and Cedar Creek. The target area for District II will be McKen- zie, Mountrail, Ward and Williams Counties. Operations will be conducted June 1,2014 through August 31,2014, with the possibility of extension through October 2, 2014. All persons who think they may re- ceive harm from activities of this project should write the Director, North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board, 900 East Boulevard Avenue Department 770, Bismarck, ND 58505-0850. The Atmospheric Resource Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. (March 20 and 27) Notice Notice of Filing Deadline for City of Beach Candidates Anyone wishing to file as a candi- date for the City of Beach or City of Beach Park Board must file a "State- ment of Candidacy" form and a com- pleted "Statement of Interest" form prior to April 7, 2014, 4:00 pm as per NDCC 40-21-02. Forms are available at https://vip.sos.nd.gov/PortalList.aspx or City Hall during regular business hours. Notice is hereby given there are three (3) City Council positions, two (2) Park Board positions and one (1) Mayor po- sition available to file as a candidate. Kimberly Nunberg City Auditor/Zoning Administrator City of Beach PC Box 278 Beach, ND 58621-0278 cityofbeach @ midstate.net (March 20 and 27) Billings County School District BILLINGS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Unofficial Minutes of Regular Meeting March 6, 2014 The regular meeting of the Billings County School Board was called to order at 5:05 PM, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the DeMores School in Medora with board members Lynn Arthaud, Dar- ren Baranko, Stacey Kessel, Julie Reis and Principal Soehren present. Also present for all or portions of the meet- ing were Karla Larson, Jennifer Vetter, Liz Odermann, and Bill Cerkoney. Arthaud moved, Reis seconded, to approve the consent agenda, which in- cluded the minutes of the February 11 meeting, the attached check list, and the addition of two items to the agenda. The motion carried unanimously. 16385-16387 March Payroll Checks $1,385.26 DD March Payrol DD $74,105.75 16388-16400 March Payroll Vendor Checks $30,438.88 EFT March Payroll Taxes $23,797.67 EFT March Payroll Vendor $763.20 16401 ALTERNATIVE SANITATION $260.00 16402 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD $1,356.54 16403 BELFIELD AFTER PROM PARTY Voided 16404 KEMPS LLC (CASS CLAY CREAMERY INC) $422.11 16405 CITYOF MEDORA $254.20 16406 DENISE SOEHREN $477.04 16407 DENNIS O'BRIEN $5,135.32 16408 DICKINSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $2,815.53 16409 DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION $46.59 16410 DON HEISER ELECTRIC $416.70 16411 DONNABARNEI-I- $5,950.80 16412 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION $38.44 16413 GARY MEDUNA $4,151.50 16414 THE HORACE MANN COMPANIES $214.06 16415 JAMES J WOSEPKA PC $800.00 16416 KATHY MALKOWSKI$7,097.64 16417 KILLDEER AFTER PROM PARTY Voided 16418 MEDORA CONVENIENCE $63.62 16419 MIDSTATE TELEPHONE CO. $249.22 16420 ND COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERS $112.00 16421 OLSON'S SERVICES4,912.07 16422 PETER ODERMANN$4,557.88 16423 BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER $251.34 16424 RITA DENNING Voided 16425 RITA DENNING $247.52 16426 RUDY'S LOCK & KEY $4.00 16427 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT NETWORK $3,600.00 16428 SOUTH HEART SCHOOL DIST. Voided 16429 OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR $165.00 16430 SW WATER AUTHORITY $88.48 16431 TOM HUTZENBILER $45.00 16432 WAL-MART COMMUNITY $239.39 16433 WEST RIVER STUDENT SERVICES $2,901.21 16434 BELFIELD AFTER PROM PARTY $100.00 16435 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD $291.60 16436 KILLDEER AFTER PROM PARTY $100.00 EFT JP Morgan $26,986.58 There were final revisions made to the North Dakota Educational Technol- ogy Council/Edutech Support Grant which was approved for submission at the February 11 meeting. Arthaud moved, Kessel seconded, to approve the revised grant proposal with a total budget of $75,068 which includes the District's inkind contribution of $38,066. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. Business Manager Simnioniw re- ported that she had attended an ND As- sociation of Oil & Gas Producing Counties meeting in February. Legis- lators in attendance were urged by the membership to hold a special session as the monetary needs are not being met for western county political subdivi- sions from the legislation passed in the last session. Simnioniw also informed the board that she was elected to be on the Education Committee for the NDAOGPC. Principal Soehren reported she had been asked to serve on a professional development committee for Scient, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). All travel costs would be cov- ered through the STEM project. After consideration, it was the consensus of the group that this would involve too much of a time commitment away from the District. Soehren also reported that she will attend a job fair at University of Mary to promote any teaching position vacancies we have. DSU will do free advertising on their website for any teaching position vacancies as well. Options for the school calendar for the 2014-15 school year were dis- cussed. Reis moved, Kessel sec- onded, to approve the school calendar option recommended by the principal and voted as most favorable by staff which has a start date of August 19 and end date of May 21, with May 22 a snow day if needed and teacher in-ser- vice date of August 14. Roll call vote was taken with Baranko, Kessel, and Reis in favor and Arthaud opposed. Motion carried. Classroom configuration options were reviewed and discussed. The principal recommended the following classroom configurations for DeMores: Kindergarten stand-alone, first and sec- ond grade combination, third and fourth grade combination, fifth and sixth grade combination, and seventh and eighth grade combination, continue with full- time para-professional, and a two day contracted teacher to cover learning disabilities on the days the LD teacher is at Prairie. Arthaud moved Reis sec- onded, to approve the principaI,A0s rec- ommendation. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. The principal recommended the fol- lowing classroom configurations for Prairie: Kindergarten and first grade combination, second grade stand- alone, third and fourth grade combina- tion, fifth and sixth grade combination, seventh and eighth grade combination with two part-time teacher,,6s aides (one fulltime position splitting time at approximately 50% teacher,ASs aide duties and 50% secretarial duties), full- time para-professional. With this con- figuration, a teacher would not need to be hired to replace the vacancy created by a retirement. Reis moved, Arthaud seconded, to approve the principaI,A6s recommendation. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. After discussion of various options for preschool, Arthaud moved, Kessel seconded, to continue the preschool program at both schools by sharing one teacher between Prairie and DeMores with three full days at DeMores and two full days at Prairie, charging $300 per month per child for three days and $200 per month per child for two days at a flat rate per child with no pro-rating. Roll call vote wa s taken with all in favor. Principal Soehren reported that open  house for preschool are set for March 12 at DeMores and March 13 at Prairie. Principal Soehren reported that she is in the process of getting estimates for the playground and surface material for Prairie. Teachers are reviewing options and will provide feedback on prefer- ences. Simnioniw reported that it has been determined that the cost of the new telephone system will exceed $25,000 which will requires that we advertise for sealed bids. It was the consensus of the board to move forward with the proj- ect. Estimates were received for a color copier for Prairie School from Advanced Business Machines, Marco, and Xerox. Motion by Reis, seconded by Baranko, to approve purchasing the copier and entering into the service agreement from Advanced Business Machines. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. Estimates for a security system for the breezeway at DeMores were re- ceived from PCS, Smart Computers, and Midwest Investigation and Security. Arthaud moved, Baranko seconded, to accept the estimate provided by Mid- west Investigation and Security. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. Two open enrollment requests were reviewed. Arthaud moved, Kessel sec- onded, to approve a family open enroll- ment from the South Heart School District to DeMores. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. Baranko moved, Arthaud seconded, to approve a family open enrollment from the Belfield School District to DeMores. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. School board members were pro- vided with an evaluation form to be completed for the business manager. The completed evaluations will be turned in to President Baranko. After Prom Party donation requests were discussed. Arthaud moved, Reis seconded, to donate $100 per request to schools where Billings County resi- dents attend high school. Roll call vote was taken with all in favor. The date for a Billings County School District strategic planning meet- ing was set for May 13 starting at 7:00 p.m. The regular school board meeting will be held on that date prior to the strategic planning meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM. Darren Baranko, President Tammy Simnioniw, Business Man- ager (March 27) Put Your Money Where Your .ouse Zsl iocal independent ,j:. strength our bunesses are  community your best value and our economy Please support your local merchants!