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(September 20, 2017) (September 20, 2017) GRAFTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #3
GRAFTON, NORTH DAKOTA 58237
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017
A regular meeting of the Grafton Public School Board
was held on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
in the Board Conference Room at the Grafton High
School, 1548 School Road, Grafton, North Dakota.
Board members present were Greg Feltman, Jeff
Hermanson, Barry Kingsbury, Scott LeClerc, Donald
Suda, Jennifer Thompson and Tom Torkelson.
President Suda called the meeting to order.
President Suda proposed the following changes to
the agenda:
Under Business Action Items, add 1 more
tuition agreement to item g., and add items h.
Centennial Center Use Agreement, i. Request
for Release from Contract, and j. Approve
Contract. It was moved by Kingsbury, seconded
by Torkelson, and carried unanimously, that the
agenda be approved with the changes as presented. It was moved by Thompson, seconded by Kingsbury,
and carried unanimously, that the minutes of the
Regular School Board and Reorganization Meetings
of July 21, 2017 be approved, that the payroll be
approved, and that the bills on the attached listing
totaling $244,421.45 be approved.
It was moved by Torkelson, seconded by Kingsbury,
and carried unanimously, that the Fund Balance,
Expenditures & Revenue reports be approved.
It was moved by Hermanson, seconded by Feltman,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to approve
the 2017-2018 NDSBA Policy Maintenance
Agreement as presented.
It was moved by Torkelson, seconded by Thompson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote that the
2017/18 Consolidated Application be approved as
presented.
It was moved by Thompson, seconded by LeClerc, and
carried unanimously by roll call vote to approve the
NVCTC assessment and agreement for the 2017/18
school year as presented.
It was moved by Torkelson, seconded by Thompson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to approve
the Upper Valley Special Education budget for
2017/18 as presented.
It was moved by Hermanson, seconded by Feltman,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to accept
the milk bid from Cass Clay, the bread bid from Pan
O Gold, and the fuel bid of 10 cents under pump
price from Simonson Station Stores.
It was moved by Kingsbury, seconded by Feltman,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to set the
Public Meeting for Monday, September 11, 2017
at 6:00 p.m. in the high school library prior to the
September board meeting and to approve a public
notice showing a revenue increase of 1.17% due to
the taxable valuation increase.
It was moved by Feltman, seconded by LeClerc,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote that the
tuition agreements with Drayton Public School, North
Border School District, and Minto Elementary School
be approved as presented.
It was moved by Torkelson, seconded by Thompson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote that the
Centennial Center agreement for 2017/18 be
approved as presented.
It was moved by Kingsbury, seconded by Feltman,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to deny the
request from Renae Schanilec to be released from
her contract for 2017-18.
It was moved by LeClerc, seconded by Torkelson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to issue
a teaching contract at $45,050 to Nathan Murray.
Adjournment.
ATTEST:
_____________________ ___________________
Donald Suda, President Cathi Heuchert,
Business Manager
The list of bills presented to the School Board on
August 14, 2017: Acme Tools 39.94; Act Aspire
1,351.50; Albrecht, Darren 203.30; Amazon.com
3,406.48; B.E. Publishing 459.66; Bio Corporation
920.70; Bizworld.org 914.00; Buca Di Beppo 180.77;
C.W. Publications 399.00; Carolina Biological Supply
Co 104.05; Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co 45.23;
Center For The Collaborative Classroom 800.00;
Cheer and Pom 180.00; Child Therapy Toy 428.90;
Classroom Direct.com 94.82; Dakota East Gift Shop
157.00; Dakota Fence Company 2,736.00; Deluxe
Business Systems 61.00; Didax.com 54.25; Discount
School Supply 275.16; Ecolab Pest Elimination 138.40;
Eden Prairie Fairfield 1,383.80; Educators Benefit
Consultants, LLC 54.26; Embroidery Plus 40.00; Eric
Armin Inc. 311.44; Fair Oaks Golf Club 5,390.00;
Fathead 89.99; Flinn Scientific Inc. 2,112.41; Frey
Scientific Company 486.10; Frontline Technologies
Group, LLC 5,110.50; Gerrell’s 6,280.95; Go Promo,
LLC 762.35; Gopher 1,262.61; Grafton Educational
Foundation share 74.00; Grafton Public Schools
5,437.87; Grafton True Value Hardware 808.33;
Grainger 112.84; Hartley School Buses 1,651.15;
Haugen, Andrea 18.00; Hills, Inc. 3,000.00; Hillyard/
Hutchinson 1,493.28; Holiday Station Store 97.30;
Home of Economy 498.88; Home Science Tools
232.40; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 130.50; Hugo’s
#10 115.45; Hurt, Sherri 85.43; Impark 20.00; John
R Green Company 213.58; Jostens 17.93; Kadrmas
Lee & Jackson, Inc. 15,227.01; Kemps LLC dba
Cass Clay Creamery 45.57; Kleven, Kirsten 46.00;
Lakeshore Learning Materials 205.84; Learning
Resources, Inc. 107.74; Learning without Tears
3,086.66; Lego Education 102.85; Lentz, Cameron
10.00; Letter Perfect Sign Co. 175.00; Liminex, Inc.
7,800.00; Lincoln Golf Shop, The 300.00; Lowe’s
213.50; Lunde, Jennifer 25.50; McDonald Publishing
Co 47.20; Merchant Services 45.80; Minnesota
Timberwolves 600.00; Minnkota 55.00; Montana
Dakota Utilities 394.90; Morgan Publishing Inc.
2,029.70; Municipal Utilities 15,056.77; Namaste
75.00; Napa Auto Parts 438.96; Nasco 127.46;
National Council of Teachers of Math 93.00; National
School Products 81.45; National Science Teacher Assn.
79.00; ND Center For Distance Education 278.00;
ND Teachers Fund for Retirement 9,383.05; NDCEL
1,020.00; Network Center Inc. 3,943.16; Nilson,
Stephanie 351.90; North Dakota Attorney General
40.00; North Dakota H.S. Activities Assn 637.00;
North Dakota School Boards Assn 6,181.00; North
Dakota State Library 222.64; Northern Fire Equipment
1,155.70; Pacific Northwest Publishing, Inc. 192.60;
PBS Educational Media 59.99; Pearson Education
Inc. 1,169.46; Pilon, Jill 335.17; Pitney Bowes
Global Financial Svcs, LLC 240.00; Pitsco Education
21.85; Poppler’s Music Store 621.29; Prairie Public
Broadcasting, Inc 875.00; Radisson Hotel Bismarck
573.30; Ramada Bismarck Hotel 163.80; Really Good
Stuff, Inc. 1,678.76; Refuse Disposal Service 1,828.75;
Rice, Randy 44.94; Rochester 100 Inc 211.25; Rock’s
Electric Construction, Inc. 1,881.29; RSchooltoday
257.00; Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. 115.00; School
Specialty Inc. 10,578.86; Schumacher & Sons
527.44; Shananigans Restaurant 40.89; Shopko
Stores Operating Co.., LLC 242.27; Simonson
Station Stores, Inc. 2,282.68; Simplex Grinnell LP
2,552.00; St Thomas Public School 7,546.55; Storage
Pros 179.00; Sunstrom, Jennifer 130.00; Supreme
School Supply Company 577.90; Target 75.00; Taylor
Publishing Co 1,800.00; Teacher’s Discovery 1,011.90;
Teacherspayteacher.com 249.00; Tidmore Flag &
Banner 261.65; Time For Kids 396.00; Tractor Supply
Co 89.99; Universal Athletic Service 7,847.07; Upper
Valley Special Ed. Unit 27,650.99; US Food Services
1,166.53; Vistaprint 40.27; Wageworks Inc. 354.00;

Walsh County Competition Camp 250.00; Wieser
Educational, Inc. 1,262.64; Zaner-Bloser 2,575.46;
Direct Deposits Payroll 34,154.32; Payroll Tax Deposits
10,385.72; Grand Total $244,421.45.
(September 20, 2017)
Robert E. Rosenvold
Attorney ID#03059
OHNSTAD TWICHELL, P.C.
901 -13th Avenue East
P.O. Box 458
West Fargo, ND 58078
(701) 282-3249
rrosenvold@ohnstadlaw.corn
Attorney for Personal Representative
Court File No. 50-2017-PR-00064
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY, STATE
OF NORTH DAKOTA
In the Matter of the Estate of Donald M. Almen,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
¶1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-signed
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 publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.
Claims must either be presented to the attorney listed
above, to Barbara Osvald as Personal Representative
of the Estate at 1755 Long Lake Road, Detroit Lakes,
Minnesota 56501, or filed with the Court or the
attorney set forth above.
Dated this 11th day of September, 2017.
Barbara Osvold
Personal Representative of
the Estate of
Donald M. Almen, deceased
1755 Long Lake Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
First publication on the 20thday of September, 2017.
(September 20, 27, October 4, 2017)
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
ON PETITION FOR APPROPRIATION OF WATER
FROM GROUND WATER SOURCES
TAKE NOTICE that Robert Kertz, Edinburg, North
Dakota, has submitted water permit application No.
6937 to the North Dakota Office of the State Engineer
for a permit to divert and appropriate water from
ground-water sources.
The application requests a permit to appropriate
water from ground-water sources, utilizing point(s)
of diversion located in the SW1/4 of Section 19,
Township 158 North, Range 55 West, in Walsh
County, at a pumping rate of 800 gallons per minute
during the operating season, for each year said permit
may remain in force, with an annual appropriation
of 102.0 acre-feet of water, for the purpose of irrigating 127.5 acres of land located in the SW1/4 of
Section 19, Township 158 North, Range 55 West, as
shown on the map(s) accompanying the application.
TAKE NOTICE that written comments regarding the
proposed appropriation must be filed in the North
Dakota Office of the State Engineer, 900 East
Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-
0850, by 5:00 o’clock p.m. on the 17th of October,
2017. The State Engineer shall consider all written
comments received and prepare a recommended
decision which will be provided to the applicant and
any person who filed written comments. Those persons may file additional comments with the State
Engineer, request an adjudicative proceeding on the
application, or both.
Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota, September 6, 2017.
/S/ Garland Erbele, P.E.
North Dakota State Engineer
900 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0850
(September 13, 20, 2017)
Probate No.50-2017-PR-00068
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY,
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSHUA
O. OMOTUNDE, DECEASED.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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 (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 the
Personal Representatives at the address below or
filed with the Court.
DATED this 11th day of September, 2017.
ADEYINKA A. OMOTUNDE
Personal Representative of the
Estate of Joshua O. Omotunde
127 Manvel Place
Grafton, ND 58237
DAVID L. PETERSEN ATTORNEY OF COUNSEL
910 HILL AVENUE
P.O. BOX 636
GRAFTON, ND 58237
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
(September 20, 27, October 4, 2017)

CITY OF GRAFTON
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
BEING PUBLISHED SUBJECT TO THE
GOVERNING BODY’S REVIEW AND REVISION
A Special meeting of the City Council of the City
of Grafton, North Dakota was held in the Council
Chambers, City Hall, Grafton, North Dakota at 6:00
p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Mayor Chris West presided. Members present: Dave
Fellman, Don Hutson, Chris Lipsh, Shane Mohn, Phil
Ray, Brian Sieben, Mary Stark, and Greg Young. Mr.
Lipsh arrived during the meeting.
On unanimous roll call vote the 2018 Preliminary
Budget was approved as prepared and submitted
by the Ways and Means Committee.
On unanimous roll call vote an ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED ‘ANNUAL
APPROPRIATION BILL’ APPROPRIATING THE SUMS
OF MONEY NECESSARY TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES
AND LIABILITIES OF THE CITY OF GRAFTON, NORTH
DAKOTA, AND MAKING THE ANNUAL TAX LEVY FOR
THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018
AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018” was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the Agreement for
Financial Participation with the Grafton Park District
was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the sale by sealed bids of
obsolete or abandoned vehicles and equipment was
approved as presented with minimum bids added
for the vehicles listed for sale.
Chris West, Mayor
Connie A. Johnson, City Auditor
(September 20, 2017)

Probate No 50-2017-PR-00065
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY,
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
In the Matter of the Estate of
Allan D. Sitzer, Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
[¶1] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned have been appointed Co-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 Sherry Sitzer and Dexter Sitzer,
Co-Personal Representative of the Estate, c/o Pearson
Christensen, PLLP, 24 North 4th Street, P. O. Box
5758, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5758, or filed with
the Court.
Dated this 31st day of August, 2017.
/s/ Sherry Sitzer
Sherry Stizer
Co-Personal Representative
/s/ Dexter Sitzer
Dexter Sitzer
Co-Personal Representative
Daniel L. Gaustad
Pearson Christensen, PLLP
24 N. 4th Street, P. O. Box 5758
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5758
dan@grandforkslaw.com
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives
(September 13, 20, 27, 2017)
NOTICE OF LEASING
STATE SCHOOL LANDS
The Board of University and School Lands will offer
the following lands for lease in Walsh Co.
Ac Term Rent
PERTH (155-58)
8 NW4 160 5 2702
T = Term of lease.
The public lease auction will be held in the
Courthouse, Farmers Room at Grafton, ND, on
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 11:30 AM CT.
Bidding will begin at minimum rent. 1st year’s rent
must be paid in full immediately after the sale. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
For more information, visit https://land.nd.gov or
call (701) 328-2800. For auxiliary aids and services,
please call by 09/28/2017.
8/29/2017 Lance D. Gaebe
Land Commissioner
(September 20, 27, October 4, 2017)

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