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Page 6 May 21, 2009 Notice to creditors Notice to Creditors Probate No. 17-09-P-013 ! In District Court. County of Golden Valley, Southwest Judicial District: In the matter of the Estate of Donald Sparks. deceased: Notice Is Hereby Given that the undersigned has been appointed per- sonal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said decreased 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 Lloyd C. "Tim" Sparks, Personal Representative of the estate, at 137 First Avenue West. Dickinson. North Dakota, or filed with the Court. Dated this 27th day of April, 2009. Lloyd C. "Tim" Sparks Personal Representative Michael J. Maus Hardy, Maus & Nordsven. P.C. 137 First Avenue West P.O. Box 570 Dickinson, ND 58602-0570 Telephone No. 483-4500 Attorneys for Personal Representative (May 7, 14, 21) Notice to creditors Notice To Creditors Probate No. 17-09-P-12 In the District Court of Golden Valley County, State of North Dakota: tn the matter of the Estate of Michael A. Nitschke. deceased: Notice Is Hereby Given that the undersigned has been appointed per- sonal representative of the above- named estate. All persons having claims against the deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Colleen J. Gasho, personal represen- tative of the estate, at Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm. P.O. Box 10. Beach, North Dakota. 58621. or filed with the court. Dated this 30th day of April, 2009. Colleen J. Gasho Personal Representative Charles J. Peterson Attorney Personal Representative Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm P.O. Box 10 Beach. North Dakota 58621 ND Bar # 04009 (701) 872-3731 (May 7, 14, 21) Meeting notice Notice of Zoning Meeting The Golden Valley Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's Room at the County Courthouse. The purpose of the hearing is to review and make a recommendation on a request to rezone all of Blocks 9 and 10, Original Golva from Agricultural to Commercial. Stacey Heckaman Zoning Director (May 14, May 21) Meeting Notice NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING Time: 2:00 PM Date: Thursday, May 14 Place:Commission Room, Billings off container- 1200.00 ;.V. County-police contracts-6087.O0 ohn Deere-rotary c~ter- 7200.00 ~sh Matehs-*e' ,,-- 16.30 M3rman Plumbing-repair sewer/water lines- 7370.00 Midstate Communication -telephone/internet services- 265.11 Rohan's-suppties- 17.97 S&R Interior-services- 96.25 SBM-supplies- 43.50 Southwest Water -3.404.600 gats of water - 10622.35 Stockwell Cleaning-services- 200.00 Swanston Equip.-supplies- 1248.14 Ver Tech-bailing wire- 259.76 West Plains Imp.- tractor- 9400.00 City Employees-wages for April- 14161.32 First State Bank of Golva- withholdings -2656.89 ND PEnS-retirement- 922.08 Deputy Sheriff Swanson reviewed the monthly Sheriff's Report for April consisting of 22 calls. 5 written warn- ings and 1 citation. PWS Beach reported on water." sewer and street maintenance. Nunberg reviewed the financial statement for the month of April. Benes moved to approve the financial statement, second by Walworth. Motion carried unanimous- ly. Bids for the new fire hall which were tabled from the previous meeting were discussed. Benes moved to approve the lowest responsible bid by Marman Pluming & Construction, sec- ond by Walworth. Benes-yes. Walworth-yes. Larson-yes. Stockwell- no, Marman-abstained. Motion car- ried. Mayor Losinski requested Larson. Benes and Walworth make a recommendation at the next meeting on payment options for the fire hall and suggestions for employee raises. Marman moved to designate Golden Valley News as the official newspaper for the City, second by Benes. Marman-yes, Benes-yes, Larson-yes, Stockwell-no. Walworth- no. Motion carried. An Application for Raffle submitted by the Beach Centennial Committee was reviewed. Walworth moved to approve the raffle, second by Benes, Motion carried unanimously. Stockwel moved to adjourn, sec- ond by Larson. Motion carried unani- mously. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Walter Losinski, Mayor ATTEST: Kimberly Nunberg, City Auditor (May 21) Beach School Board PROCEEDS OF THE SPECIAL MEETING May 7, 2009 12:00 p.m. Conference Room Present: Bob Makelky, Maurice Hardy, Mark Egan, Barry Schafer, Kim Nunberg, Misty Farnstrom and Larry Helvik. President Makelky called the meet- ing to order at 12:07 p.m. Makelky called for approval of agenda and to retire into executive session. Motion by Egan. second by Schafer to approve agenda and retire into executive session in accordance with NDCC 44-04-19.1 subsection 9 to discuss collaborative bargaining strat- egy. Roll call vote carries unanimous- ly. Board retired into executive ses- sion at 12:07 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION Makelky called the meeting back to order at 12:56 p.m. Makelky called for a motion to adjourn. Motion by Egan. second by Schafer to adjourn. Roll cal vote carries unanimously. Makelky adjourned 12:56 p.m. Bob Makelky, President Attest: Misty Farnstrom, Business Manager (May 21) Election Notice Beach School District Notice of Election Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 9th day of June, 2009. at County Courthouse. Medora ND Purpose: Application Rezone from Agriculture Commercial 34-140-102 +-10 Acres in SESE Purpose: Review proposed zoning laws rewrite Dated at Medora this 1st day of May, 2009 by order of the Billings County Commission. Joan Jurgens Billings County Auditor/Treasurer (May 7, 14) the polling ptac~ of Beach High to School, city of Be&ch, Gol~len Valley to County, an election wil be held for the election of two school board members. which the election polling place will be open at 9 o'clock a.m. (MDT) and will close at 7 o'clock p.m. (MDT) of that day. Dated at Beach, North Dakota this 21st day of May, 2009. Misty Farnstrom. Business Manager Beach Public School District #3 (May 21 ) 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 pm on May 4. 2009. Present when the meeting was called to order was Council Perry Stockwell, Jeanne Larson. Mark Benes. Wade Walworth, Tim Marman, PWS Dell Beach. PW Kent Shaw, City Auditor Kimberly Nunberg, Deputy Sheriff Arlen Swanson and Fire Chief Dan Buchholz. Minutes of the previous month meetings were read. Benes moved to approve the minutes, second by Larson. Motion carried unanimously. Vouchers were reviewed for payment. Benes moved to approve the following vouchers, second by Walworth. Motion carried unanimously. Beach Food Center-supplies- 51.75 Beach Park B0ard-share of state aid- 1455.96 Beach Vet Clinic-impound fee-1 4.25 Black Mountain Software- CASS Certification- 100.00 BOSS-supplies- 457.29 Dust Tex-su pplies- 30.10 Dakota Farm Equip.-parts- 20.24 Coral Creek Landfill-tipping fee- 1398.17 Fargo Water Equipment- supplies- 1390.01 Floyd Braden-health insurance- 227.40 G&G Garbage Inc-empty rol Meeting Notice Billings County Water Resource Board Friday, May 22, 2009 4:00 P.M. Billings County Courthouse Meeting Room (May 21) Notice City of Beach Drinking Water Quality Completed The 2008 Drinking Water Quality Report for the City of Beach is com- pleted. This report will be mailed to all customers. If you do not recewe a report or you would like additional copies please contact the City Auditor at 872-4103. The city is required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act to provide this report to all customers by July 1st. 2009. Please take the time to read the report and learn about the water that is being provided to you on a daily basis. Kimberly Nunberg City Auditor (May 21) Notice Notice to Residents of Beach Property owners are responsible for keeping their property mowed and noxious weeds controlled. When property is not mowed or weeds become a public nuisance the city will mow and/or spray the property at a cost of $150.00 per tot. Kim Nunberg City Auditor (May 21,28 June 4,11) Golden Valley County Commission GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS APRIL 7, 2009 9:00 AoM. Chairman Dave Quate called the meeting to order. Commissioners Harley Steffen and John Thompson were present along with States Attorney Charles J. Peterson. Commissioner Thompson made a motion to approve the March minutes and Commissioner Steffen seconded it. Motion carried unanimously. Deb Walworth and Cory McCaskey from Prairie West Development and Pastor Paul Peterson and Fr. David Richter from Stateline Ministerial Assn. met with the Board to discuss the Commercial Rental Lease for Prairie West and the Learning Center that has expired. Pastor Paul informed the group that Stateline Ministerial has put around $19.000.00 into renovations in this building. After some discussion Commissioner Thompson made a motion to enter into a new contract between Golden Valley County and Stateline Ministerial Assn. which will automatically renew every year, unless terminated by either party with a 90 day notice, and Commissioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. 10:00 A.M. was the advertised time for the opening of bids on the ren- ovations for the Sheriff's garage. Sheriff Scott Steele was present for the bid opening. Only one bid was received and it was from Mann Remodelers of Dickinson. The bid was $25.993.00 for everything that was on the spec sheet plus they will tin the east. west and north sides of the garage. Commissioner Thompson made a motion to accept the bid from Mann Remodelers for the entire proj- ect at $25.993.00 and Commissioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Sheriff Steele also informed the Board that Deputy Dan Whitcomb will be leaving the mid- dle of April and former Deputy Cody Johnson will be coming back the mid- dle of April. He has also hired a deputy by the name of Jonathan Mall. The Board was presented 2 Limited Fiber Optic Cable Easements from Midstate Communications. Commissioner Steffen made a motion to approve these easements between Golden Valley County and Midstate Communications, which will run along or across county road right of ways in Sections 4, 5. 8, 17, 18, 19 & 20 in Twp. 140-104: Sections 19, 30, 31, 32 & 33 in Twp. 141-103: Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34 & 36 in Twp. 141- 104: Sections 25, 26, 27 & 36 in Twp. 137-104 and Sections 30. 31,32 & 33 ~n Twp. 137-103 and Commissioner Thompson seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Tax Director Stacey Heckaman met with the Board to present an applica- tion for a pipeline permit for Bear Paw Energy, LLC. Commissioner Thompson made a motion to approve this pipeline permit for Bear Paw Energy, LLC in Sections 19, 20, 28 and 29 in Twp= 144 Range 103 and Commissioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Emanuel Culman owner of the Bijou Show House met with the Board to inform them of a letter to the Editor he is putting in the newspapers regarding the future of his show house and other possibilities he is looking into for using the show house. Larry Helvick Superintendent of the Beach School District, Julie Zook, Principal of Lone Tree School District, Gene Weinreis and Linda Stoveland, members of the Lone Tree School Board and Road Foreman Pete Wirtzfeld met with the Board to discuss the disbursement of the PILT (Payment in lieu of Taxes) monies. The PILT Payment came in at $1,085.289.08 for 2009. The formula that had been set up gave the schools 10% of the payment with 7 1/2 % going to the Beach School District and 2 1/2 % going to the Lone Tree School District based on Forest Service acres in these school districts. HeMk stated that Beach S/D would like to stay at their 7 1/2 % and Weinreis asked for 5% due to their tuition payments to Beach. After much discussion Commissioner Quale made a motion to give the Beach S/D 7 1/2 % or $81,396.69, Lone Tree S/D 3% or $32,558.68, Sentinel Township 3% or $32,558.68. each of the 6 unorganized townships with Forest Service land $500.00 and the balance of $935.775.03 to the Road Reserve fund and Commissioner Steffen sec- ohded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Rod Landblom from Roosevelt- Custer Regional Council stopped in to visit with the Board regarding updating the County's Zoning Regulations and Zoning Code. The Board approved of the Auditor attending an ILG class on Budgeting on April 29th and the Legislative Wrap- up on May 11th in Bismarck. Road Foreman Pete Wirtzfeld and Tim Kelly from Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc. met with the Board to discuss road department ~ssues and road levies. Commissioner Quale made a motion to advertise for bids for a new 2009 or newer heavy duty class 8 - 6x4 truck and a new or used hop- per bottom dump semi trailer, with the bids to be opened at the May 5th meeting and Commissioner Steffen seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Chairman Quale declared the meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M. The following vouchers were audit- ed and approved for the month of April: 59641 Blue Cross Blue Shield 7034.50 59642-59644 County Recorder Disb. 300.00 59645-59670 Collections submitted 93559.28 59671 NDACo 341.32 59672 Cafeteria Plan Disb. 286.81 59673-59695 Social Service Disb. 4632.49 59696 Midstate Communications 54.77 59697 Boss Office Supplies 207.03 59698 SW Business Machines 201.77 59699 Balco Uniform 22.00 59700 Beach Food Center 5.03 59701 Best Western Ramkota 55.00 59702 Burnie's 132.81 59703 Computer Software 48.00 59704 Electro Watchman, Inc 144.00 59705 Farmers Union Oil 295.90 59706 GV Co. States Atty. 1612,50 59707 Golden Valley News 767.63 59708 Stacey Heckaman 83.25 59709 nstitute of LOcal ~ Govn. 115.00 59710 Industrial Towel 45.79 " 59711 ITD 31.79 59712 MARC 104.00 59713 Matthew Bender 63.20 59714 ND Recorder's Assn. 50~00 59715 Kim Nunberg 54.00 59716 Rising Repair 181.00 59717 Rohan's Hardware 83.57 59716 Safeguard Business Systems 146,62 59719 Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home 190.78 59720 St. Joseph's Hospital 89.00 59721 Scott Steele 9.47 59722 Steve's Service 222.34 59723 SW Multi-Co. Corr. Center 1380.00 59724 Atlas Windshield Repair 621.50 59725 B & B Hot Oil Service 59726 Earthworks, Inc. 59727 Hedahl Parts Notice Is Hereby Given that the undersigned have been appointed Personal Representatives 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 publication'of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Wayne R. Streitz and David Streitz, Personal Representatives of the estate, at 137 First Avenue West, Dickinson, North Dakota, or filed with the Court. Dated this 6th day of May, 2009 Wayne R. Streitz David Streitz Personal Representatives Hardy, Maus & Nordsven, P.C. 137 First Avenue West P.O. Box 570 Dickinson, ND 58602-0570 Attorneys for Personal Representatives (May 21, 28, June 4) Notice BILLINGS COUNTY NOXIOUS WEEDS OFFICIAL NOTICE In accordance with section 63- 01.1-01, it shall be the duty of every person (individual, partnership, firm, corporation, company; society, associ- ation, the state or any department, agency or subdivision thereof, or any other entity} to eradicate or control the spread of noxious weeds on lands 368.50 owned or controlled by him in the state 5029.67 of North Dakota. 178.56 Control means to prevent the 59728 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc. 14441.02 59729 Knoll's Ready Mix 660.00 59730 Lawson Products 759.64 59731 Michael Todd & Co. 137.75 59732 Mon-Dak Oil 5226.28 59733 Napa Auto Parts 123.12 59734 RDO Truck Repair 111.84 59735 Walz Truck Repair 3160.44 59736 Wallwork Truck Center 174.35 59737 ND State Treasurer 2496.40 59738 NDSU Ext. Disb. 31.00 59739 Midstate Communications 1044.94 59740 MDU 2142.78 59741 City of Beach 265.00 59742 Conseco Insurance Co. 33.96 59743 Reservation Telephone 40.00 59744 Homeland '07 Grant Disb. 2481.95 59745 Weed Board Disb. 30.50 59746 VOID VOID 59747 NDSU Ext. Disb. 23.60 spread of any noxious weed by seed or any other propagating part. Such weeds should be prevented from pro- ducing seed: propogating parts must not be transported in any manner. Penalties are provided for in section 63-01.1-15. Pursuant to Chapter 63-01.1, sec- tion 63-01.103 of the North Dakota Century Code, the following weeds have been declared noxious: (*follow- ing the name of each weed is the time of the normal first flowering date): Absinth wormwood (Artesimia absinthium L.) *in August - Canada Thistle (Circium arvense 9L.) Scop.) *in July - Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea dif- fusa Lam. ) *July to September - Dalmation Toadflax (Linaria genis- tifolia ssp. Dalmatica (L.) and Petitmengin Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L) also known as creeping Jenny *in June - Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia osula L.) * late May into June - Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans L) in July - Purple Loosestrife (Lthrum sail- carla L., Lythrum vigatum L. and all cultivers) *mid-July to early September Russian Knapweed (Centaurea repens L) *in August 59748 GV Ag Dis b. 6202.00 Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea 597..4.9-59753, . ~ PILT Pyn~t. Maculosa Lm.) *early July-August Disb. ......... 1085289.0g ~ - Ye ow~tarthistle (Centaurea sol- 59754 ~.~Gtv~p_.,0urity ~~,~ stitialis L) *mid-summer Treasurer 398.34 59755 County Recorder Disb. 450.00 59756 ED Disb. 200.00 59757 MT Dept. of Revenue 134.66 59758 County Recorder Disb. 400.00 59759-59762 Co. Library Disb. 551.43 59763-59767 BLM Mineral Pymt. Disb. 41160.82 59768 Golden Valley CoUnty 5901.92 59769 Golden Valley County 5901.92 59770 Golden Valley County 4036.52 59771 GV County Treasurer 882,00 59772 GV County Treasurer 3756.62 59773-59774 Golden Valley County 4654.13 59775 Wage Withholding Order 602.00 59776 Alltel 752.39 59777 Cenex Fleetcard 1305.07 59778-59786 Cafeteria Plan Disb. 2196.11 59787 Ashley Krause 151.20 59788 ND State Bonding 30.00 59789-59791 County Recorder Disb. 560.00 59792 AFLAC 702.80 59793 Social Service Disb. 138.30 59794 Ceil Stedman 209.00 10991-11048 GV County Employees 62920.71 Attest: Cecilia Stedman, Auditor David L Quale, Chairman, county Commissioners (May 21) Election Notice LONE TREE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 16th day of June, 2009, the annual election of Lone Tree School District #6 will be held at the Township Hall, Golva, North Dakota, for the purpose of electing one (1) member to the school board for a term of three years. Also on the ballot will be the question of whether or not to publish the school board minutes in the local newspaper. The polls will be open at 11:00 AM Mountain Time and will close at 7:00 PM MT of that same day. If you are unable to go to the polls on election day, applications for absentee ballots will be available at Golva School Business Office or by calling 872-3674. Leah Zook, Business Manager Lone Tree School District No. 6 Notice to creditors Saltcedar (tamarix ramosissima Ledeb., Tamarix chinesis Lou and Tamarix parviflora) The Billings County Weed Board has also declared Burdock (Arctium- Minus), Henebane (Hyoscyamus- Niger), and Hoary Cress (Cardia draba), also known as perennial Peppergrass of White Top, as noxious weeds in Billings County. Members of the Billings County Weed Board include: - President Gordon Gerbig,' 575- 8007 -Martin Haag, 863-6574 - Tom Redmond, 575-4510 - Kevin Fugere, 575-4025 - Anthony Kessel, 575-4715 - Dwight Hecker, 575-4952 - Clint Schneider, 623-4596 Les Simnioniw is the couhty's weed Control officer, (H) 575-8813; (W) 575- 2215. (May 21) Notice NOTICE TO ALL TAXPAYERS OF BILLINGS COUNTY Pursuant to NDCC Section 57-23- 02 notice is hereby given that the meeting of the various Boards of Equalization will be held as follows: Pursuant to NDCC Section 57-12 the Billings County Board of Equalization will meet in the Commissioner's Room at the Courthouse on June 2, 2009 begin- ning at 2:00 PM. Each taxpayer has the right to appear before the appropriate board of review or equalization and petition for correction or equalization of his/her assessment. Dated at Medora, ND this 18th day of May, 2009. Joan Jargens Billings County Auditor (May 21) Billings County School District BILLINGS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Minutes of Regular Meeting April 8, 2009 The regular meeting of the Billings County School Board was called to order at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the DeMores School, with members Stacey Kessel, Dean Rodne, Darren Baranko, and Darnyl Malkowski, and Principal Soehren present. Also present were staff mem- bers Kathy Chemenko, Karl Cadwell, Jessie Berger, and JordAnne Huffman Baranko moved, Malkowski sec- onded, to approve the consent agen- da, which included the minutes of the March meeting, the attached check list, the business manager's financial report, and the addition of one item to the agenda. The motion carriedunan- Probate No. 17-09-015 imously. Notice to Creditors 10904 Newby's Ace Hardware 73.50 State of North Dakota, In District 10905 AIItel 75.00 Court County of Golden Valley, 10906 Alternative Southwest Judicial .District Sanitation 237.00 In the Matter of the Estate of 10907 D&AO'Brien Margaret Streitz, Deceased. Bus Route 5,237.34 10908 Belfield School District 80.00 10909 Blue Cross Blue Shield 1,037.88 10910 Border States 119.40- 10911 Braun Distributing I nc [ 117.75 10912 Cass Clay Creamery Inc 305.65 10913 Cenex 120.61 1,193.39 249.00 10914 City of Medora 10915 Connecting Point 10916 Dacotah Paper Co. 513.54 10917 Dan's Supermarket 135.09 10918 " Dan's Supermarket #4 33.20 10919 Darren Baranko 148.78 10920 Dean Foods Inc 104.78 10921 Dickinson Pres~s 10922 Dickinslon Public5'00 2 Library 6.461.04 10923 Donna Barne~ 2,169.60 10924 Esand 0.00 10925 ESP C~mputers & Software Inc 61.00 10926 Farmers Union Oil Co. 4.99 10927 Fisher Scientific 56.04 10928 Franklin Covey 72.37 10929 Gary Meduna 4,138.38 10930 George Stverak 500.00 10931 The Horace Mann 197.45 Companies I O932 Kathy Malkowski 3,182.30 10933 Lisa Oehler196.85 10934 Marj0rie Jensen 706.28 10935 Midstate Telephone Co. 206.66 10936 NDATL 0.00 10937 NDPERS Group Health Insurance Plan 4,413.76 10938 Billings County Pioneer 205.96 10939 Postmaster 1,108.00 10940 Pump Systems, Inc 9.77 10941 Qwest 594.41 10942 BismarCk Ramkota Hotel 212.00 10943 RDA Systems Inc. 2,363.57 10944 Reservation Telephone Coop 68.58 10945 Rising Star Education 204.00 10946 Rita Denning 137.70 10947 Roughrider Electric Coop Inc. 3,921.00 10948 Rudy's Lock & Key 2.80 10949 Runnings Supply Inc 155.27 10950 Southwest Business Machines 234.88 10951 South Heart School Dist. 8,322.41 10952 Southwestern Dist. Health Unit 24.00 10953 SW Water Aut.hority 98.00 10954 Terry M. Brown Inc. 12,159.72 10955 Tom's Service 138.00 10956 US Foodservice Inc. 2,719.00 10957 WaI-Mart Community 623.94 10958 West Dakota Oil Inc 4,909.54 10959 West River Student Services 6,449.98 Carrie Wanner presented informa- tion and showed a video presentation on food allergies in children. Principal Soehren reported on pro- jected preschool enrollments for next year, storm day make up dates, plans to be set up on Power School by next fall, and upcoming events at the schools. , She reported that, after polling par- ents, it was decided to have kinder: garten four days a week for the first semester next year, then go to five days for the second serpester. Permission was given for an out of district student to ride a bus to pre- school next year since it would be on the existing route. Recognition was given to Angel Calkens, Ashley Ellison, and Rebecca Oehler for placing first, second, and third, respectively, in their division at State History Day and will now advance to National History Day. Recognition was also given to Ruth Johnson for being named State History Day Teacher of the Year. The Board met with bus contractors Kathy Malkowski and Donna Barnett to discuss their routes. It was agreed to continue both routes for the coming year. Items to be included in the 2009-10 budget were discussed. It was decid- ed to budget for a fire alarm system for the Prairie preschool building, replace- ment and/or staining of some of the siding, on the DeMores School, replacement of the hallway carpet in the DeMores School, heaters for the Fryburg shop, and resurfacing of the parking lot at the Prairie preschool. The business manager reported the health insurance rates ai'e increas- ing significantly for thle coming year. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to follow the District's policy of not paying family transportation for students open enrolling into or out of the District. The business manager reported there had been a request to purchase one of the mobile home lots at Fryburg. The Board did not wish to sell the lot at this time, but would rent it to the interested person for $100 per month. Baranko will be the representative to Belfield=s April meeting. Baranko reported he had checked on the possibility of the County improv- ing a road which would make it possi- ble for the Fischer family from out of District to meet the bus to Prairie at a closer point, but it is not workable. Principal Soehren will notify the Fischers of this. The Board authorized the vice president to sign contracts in the absence of the Board president. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Stacey Kessel, Vice President Darlene Mitchell, Business Manager (May'21)