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By Staff | Apr 17, 2021

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

TGU SCHOOL DISTRICT #60

MECHANICAL UPGRADES

PHASE 2

302 2ND ST SE

TOWNER, ND 58788

Sealed Bids for Single Prime Con-

struction of TGU School District #60,

Mechanical Upgrades – Phase 2 will

be accepted until:

2:00 PM Central Time, Thursday,

April 29, 2021

at the office of Ackerman-Estvold

1907 17th Street SE

Minot, North Dakota

at which time and place the bids will

be opened and read aloud. Propo-

sals received after that time will not

be accepted.

Single Prime Construction Bid: All

Portions of Work – Mechanical,

Electrical, and General Construction.

Bidders may obtain Plans and

Specifications by contacting Sonya

Boykin at Ackerman-Estvold by

phone at 701-837-8737 or by email

at sonya.boykin@ackerman-estvold.

com and requesting a link providing

access to the project documents.

The Construction Documents will be

on file and may be examined at the

Office of Ackerman-Estvold, Minot,

North Dakota and the following

Builders Exchanges: Bismarck-

Mandan, Construction Plans Ex-

change, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand

Forks, Minot, Williston, North Dako-

ta; St. Paul, and Minneapolis, Min-

nesota; Construction Industry

Center, and Sioux Falls Builders Ex-

change, South Dakota.

Any contractor who obtains their

plans from an exchange and wishes

to be added to the official plan hold-

ers list or receive automatic email

notification of Addenda must also re-

gister for the project on

Ackerman-Estvold’s plan room and

download the Project documents as

detailed below or contact the Archi-

tect directly.

Each Bid must be accompanied by a

separate envelope, (attached to the

Bid Envelope) containing a Bid Bond

equal to five percent (5%) of the

amount of the Bid naming TGU

School District #60 as Obligee. 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 43-07-12. All

Contractors who submit Bids must

hold a North Dakota Contractors

License in the highest amount of

their Bids and such license must

have been in effect at least ten (10)

days prior to the date of the Bid

Opening. Any Bid not containing

these documents shall not be ac-

ceptable and shall be returned to the

Bidder unopened. See AIA Docu-

ment A701-1997 “Instructions to

Bidders” in the Project Manual for

further information.

The Owner reserves the right to re-

ject any or all bids and to waive any

informalities in bidding.

The successful bidder will be re-

quired to furnish a Payment Bond,

Performance Bond, Insurance Cov-

erages and other requirements

stipulated in the Project Manual.

No Bidder may withdraw his Bid

within 30 days of the actual date of

the opening.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at

TGU School District #60, 302 2nd St

SE, Towner, ND at 3:30 pm CST on

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021.

Erik Sveet, Superintendent

TGU School District #60

(April 10-17-24, 2021)

CALL FOR BIDS

The Pierce County Weed Board of

Pierce County, North Dakota will ac-

cept sealed bids until 10:00 A.M.

Monday, April 19, 2021 for furnish-

ing Pierce County the following

chemicals:

¯ 400 gallons, more or less, of Out-

post or Tordon in one gallon or 2 1/2

gallon containers

¯ 150 gallons, more or less, of pla-

teau in one gallon containers

¯ 500 gallons, more or less of MSO

oil

¯ 25 gal. Method (generic perspec-

tive)

The above quantities are approxi-

mate and price quoted should be

F.O.B. delivered and unloaded by

supplier to our storage building by

May 3, 2021. Bid with the option to

purchase more if needed at bid

price. The company must store left-

over that can’t freeze.

Bids are to be mailed to the Pierce

County Weed Board, 240 2nd St SE,

Suite 6 Rugby, North Dakota 58368.

Bids to be marked on outside of en-

velope “Chemical Bid”. Bids will be

reviewed on total dollar amount not

on individual chemical price. The Pi-

erce County Weed Board reserves

the right to reject any or all bids and

to waive all technicalities and to ac-

cept that bid which appears to be

the most advantageous to Pierce

County.

David Migler, Chairman Weed

Board

Dated: March 29, 2021

(April 3-10-17, 2021)

NOTICE OF LEASING

STATE SCHOOL LANDS

The Board of University and School

Lands will offer the following lands

for lease in Pierce Co.

Ac Term Rent

WOLFORD (158-70)

33 NE4 157 5 347N

N = Known noxious weed infesta-

tion. Control requirements apply to

all lessees.

The public lease auction will be held

in the Pierce County Courthouse,

Community Meeting Room at Rug-

by, ND, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at

1:00 PM CT.

Other than the descriptions of the

lands to be auctioned, the informa-

tion contained in this advertisement

may be revised prior to the auction

upon further review by the North

Dakota Department of Trust Lands.

Any such revisions will be an-

nounced at the auction and will be

binding upon the bidders. Bidding

will begin at minimum rent. 1st

year’s rent must be paid in full im-

mediately 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 04/27/2021.

4/7/2021

Jodi Smith

Land Commissioner

(April 17-24; May 1, 2021)

NOTICE

Rugby Public School District #5,

Board of Education, held a regular

board meeting Tuesday, March 9,

2021 at 7:00 AM in the Library at

Rugby High School.

Board members present were Dustin

Hager, Kris Blessum, Carlie John-

son, Shane Livedalen, and Brenda

Heilman was present via Zoom.

Also present were Mike McNeff,

Jared Blikre, Jason Gullickson, and

Dawn Hauck. In addition, the follow-

ing were in attendance: Sue Sitter

from the Pierce County Tribune and

present by Zoom were Lindsey Bush

and Dallas Hager.

Chairman Hager called the meeting

to order at 7:00 AM.

Motion by Heilman to approve the

agenda with the addition of contract

approvals for Lexie Rusch and

Suzanne Wieler. Second by John-

son. All voting yes, motion carried.

Mr. Gullickson gave the elementary

report. Included in the report were

the following items: The Kids Heart

Challenge was held by Phy-Ed

Teacher Heidi Backstrom. The re-

veal of money raised will be held this

week. It is Music and Reading in

School month. The Pierce County

Farm Bureau is holding an event this

month where students can see

where ingredients come from to

make pizza. Gearing Up for Kin-

dergarten classes will start Tuesday

with four sessions being held.

Mr. Blikre gave the high school re-

port. Included in the report were the

following items: Pre-Registration for

next year’s classes was held last

week. The schedules will be verified

late April and early May. The juniors

took the ACT last Tuesday and the

sophomores will take the Pre-ACT

today. A lyceum with Kara Filler will

be held tomorrow regarding making

good choices for grades 7-12. The

Region II Acalympics will be held on

Friday. Winners will go on to the

state competition on March 30th.

Winter activities are wrapping up

with end of the year competitions.

Dr. McNeff gave the District report.

Included in the report were the fol-

lowing items: Interviews were held

for the social studies position and

the choir position. There were very

good candidates. It is evaluation

time for the technology director, in-

structional coaches, and principals.

There was a budget training in

Bismarck on Friday which helped us

understand the transition minimum

aspect of the funding formula.

McNeff will be visiting classrooms

here and there over the next month.

Mrs. Hauck reviewed the financial

report. Each fund was reviewed.

During this time of year, the General

Fund fluctuates as the timing of ex-

penditures varies. A $5,000 transfer

is expected to be needed to the

Food Service Fund since revenues

are down due to the free meals pro-

vided by the USDA. The USDA

payments are not enough to cover

the difference of what meals were

charged previously.

Items in the consent agenda were

considered. Motion by Livedalen to

approve the Consent Agenda.

Second by Blessum. Included in the

consent agenda were the February

9, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes, the

February 3, 2021 School Policy

Committee Meeting Minutes, the

February Board Bills, the February

Board bills detail, the February

Financial Reports, and contract ap-

provals for Lexie Rusch (Vocal

Music) and Suzanne Wieler (Social

Studies). All voting yes, motion car-

ried.

Motion by Livedalen that Pursuant to

NDCC Section 15.1-16-10, the

Board of Rugby Public School Dis-

trict #5 recognize, as the appropriate

negotiating unit, all employees

licensed to teach by the ESPB or

approved to teach by the ESPB and

employed primarily as classroom

teachers. Second by Johnson. All

voting yes, motion carried.

The following policies, Administra-

tive Regulations, Exhibits, and

Board Regulations were changed to

the new format as recommended by

NDSBA: CDA The Principals of the

School District, DBAA Recruitment,

Hiring and Background Checks for

New Classified Personnel, DCAG

Reimbursement for Advanced De-

gree Tuition, DDAE Employee Sick

Leave Bank, DDDE Professional

Learning for Head Coaches and Ad-

visors, DGEA Employee Recogni-

tion Program, HCAF Food Service

Procurement and Standard of Con-

duct, HEBE Travel Reimbursement

Policy, JCB Sports Banner and Sign

Displays, LAB Clay Target Shooting

Club, ACBA-AR AED Use Mainte-

nance and Training, DBAA-AR

Criminal History Record Screening,

FAAB-AR Early Entrance Regula-

tions, FFF-AR School Trip Rules,

GABAA-AR2 English Learners Iden-

tification and Assessment,

ABCB-BR Activities Addition and El-

imination Regulation, IB-BR Meal

Account Policy, FAAB-E1 Early En-

trance Recommended Procedures,

FAAB-E2 Early Entrance Evaluation

Child Interview, FAAB-E3 Early En-

trance Evaluation Summary,

FAAB-E4 Early Entrance Evaluation

– Social Maturity Scale, FDB-E1

Caregiver Authorization Form,

FDB-E2 Dispute Resolution Form,

GAAC-E1 Reconsideration of

Resources, GAAC-E2 Library Bill of

Rights, GAAC-E3 School Library

Resources. Motion by Johnson to

approve the first reading of the poli-

cies as written, and that they be-

come the official policies of the dis-

trict. Second by Heilman. All voting

yes, motion carried.

Policy FFE – Extracurricular Partici-

pation Requirements was discussed.

Students would be ineligible if a

class grade was an F for grades

9-12 or 2.0 for grades 5-8. The first

offense would be a six week

suspension from school activities. A

second offense would result in an 18

week suspension. Ineligible stu-

dents can still practice, but not com-

pete and would not be allowed to

leave school early to go to away

events. An off-season violation sec-

tion was added to the policy and de-

fined the penalty. Discussion was

held about adding administrative dis-

cretion to allow for different cir-

cumstances. The policy will be re-

vised and brought back at the next

board meeting.

The board discussed the continued

use of masks and face coverings at

school. The masks continue to keep

students in school by keeping them

from having to quarantine. Discus-

sion was held on students being fa-

tigued with the masks in grades

7-12. March 3rd guidance from the

CDC states that fully vaccinated

people would not have to quarantine

for 90 days after receiving the vac-

cine. The board would like to contin-

ue this discussion monthly. The

masks keep students in school and

keep them from having to quarantine

in certain situations.

Dr. McNeff’s superintendent evalua-

tion was discussed. All board

members rated him as satisfactory.

Motion by Johnson to approve the

evaluation. Second by Livedalen.

All voting yes, motion carried.

The fiscal year 2021-22 and

2022-23 budgets were discussed.

There has been a decrease in stu-

dents due to homeschooling and

some migrating to the private

school. This will affect the state aid

money the district receives. The

legislature is recommending a 0%

and 0% increase to the per pupil

payment for the next two years. The

Federal money from ESSER II and

III are influencing their decisions,

however that money is tied to CO-

VID related expenses and should

not be used for salary and benefits

since the money is not sustainable.

State Aid projections are about

$222,000 less than what was re-

ceived this current year due to the

taxable value increase from the new

Wolford land and the transition

minimum.

Dr. McNeff discussed MAP scores.

Learning loss has not been as big of

a problem in North Dakota as in oth-

er states due to the on-site learning

situations.

A clean copy of the 2021-2022

school calendar was provided.

The next regular board meeting is

scheduled for April 13, 2021.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:58

AM.

Bills presented/paid: Checking Ac-

count ID: 1 Automatic Payment

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

963 02/10/2021 HORACE MANN

LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

60.00 964 02/28/2021 OTTERTAIL

POWER COMPANY 11,163.17 965

02/10/2021 CITY OF RUGBY

667.83 966 02/10/2021 FOOD SER-

VICE FUND 5,000.00 967

02/28/2021 KANSAS CITY LIFE IN-

SURANCE CO 0.00 971 02/19/2021

JP MORGAN – PCARD 8,971.48

Checking Account ID: 1 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount 1034911

02/02/2021 COLLECTIVE GOODS

40.00 1034912 02/09/2021 LEARN-

ING A-Z 345.00 1034913

02/15/2021 ACT 12.00 1034914

02/15/2021 B & M LAUNDRY SER-

VICE 127.33 1034915 02/15/2021

BILL DORAN COMPANY 322.83

1034916 02/15/2021 KAREN

BLACK 80.13 1034917 02/15/2021

BRAD’S TOWING AND AUTO

REPAIR LLC 63.00 1034918

02/15/2021 CHASING ABUNDANT

LIFE 450.00 1034919 02/15/2021

COLE PAPERS INC 1,968.98

1034920 02/15/2021 DAKOTA

BOYS AND GIRLS RANCH

4,180.00 1034921 02/15/2021

ECOLAB PEST ELIMINATION

232.65 1034922 02/15/2021 ENVI-

SION 1,701.26 1034923 02/15/2021

FBLA FISCAL AGENT 100.00

1034924 02/15/2021 GAFFANEY’S

OF MINOT 2,648.26 1034925

02/15/2021 SCOTT GROCHOW

253.20 1034926 02/15/2021 H E

EVERSON 20.21 1034927

02/15/2021 HARTLEY’S SCHOOL

BUSES, INC. 61,789.32 1034928

02/15/2021 HEART OF AMERICA

MEDICAL CENTER 1,037.27

1034929 02/15/2021 HOLMES

ELECTRIC COMPANY 710.14

1034930 02/15/2021 JOHNSON

CONTROLS, INC. 1,978.99

1034931 02/15/2021 JOHNSON’S

PLUMBING SERVICE INC 312.68

1034932 02/15/2021 JOSTENS

596.25 1034933 02/15/2021 KAMI

3,000.00 1034934 02/15/2021 VA-

LINDA KIMMEL 800.00 1034935

02/15/2021 LEARNING A-Z 226.00

1034936 02/15/2021 LEEVERS

FOODS 473.94 1034937

02/15/2021 MCGRAW – HILL

SCHOOL EDUCATION 1,627.60

1034938 02/15/2021 NDIAAA

175.00 1034939 02/15/2021

NORTH DAKOTA TELEPHONE

COMPANY 319.50 1034940

02/15/2021 OFFICE OF THE

STATE AUDITOR 340.00 1034941

02/15/2021 PIERCE COUNTY TRI-

BUNE 525.28 1034942 02/15/2021

POPPLERS MUSIC INC 218.50

1034943 02/15/2021 PRAIRIE

WINDS BAND INSTRUMENT

REPAIR 299.90 1034944

02/15/2021 ROBERTA ROSEN-

KRANZ 2,250.00 1034945

02/15/2021 RUGBY BROADCAS-

TERS, INC 38.50 1034946

02/15/2021 RUGBY ELECTRIC

541.00 1034947 02/15/2021 RUG-

BY GREENHOUSE 42.00 1034948

02/15/2021 RUGBY HARDWARE

HANK 608.30 1034949 02/15/2021

SCHOOL SPECIALTY / CLASS-

ROOM DIRECT 170.83 1034950

02/15/2021 SOURIS BASIN TRAN-

SPORTATION 14.00 1034951

02/15/2021 STEIN’S INC 552.39

1034952 02/15/2021 STONE’S

MOBILE RADIO, INC. 583.33

1034953 02/15/2021 THE VILLAGE

FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

1,500.00 1034964 02/26/2021

ACME TOOLS 79.00 1034965

02/26/2021 B & J EXCAVATING,

INC. 1,700.00 1034966 02/26/2021

BLICK ART MATERIALS 349.80

1034967 02/26/2021 CAROLINA

BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY

66.88 1034968 02/26/2021 CIRCLE

SANITATION INC 976.50 1034969

02/26/2021 COLE PAPERS INC

3,876.87 1034970 02/26/2021 CON-

CESSIONS FUND 90.00 1034971

02/26/2021 ENVISION 3,377.61

1034972 02/26/2021 JOHNSON

CONTROLS, INC. 166.60 1034973

02/26/2021 PEARCE DURICK

PLLC 312.50 1034974 02/26/2021

SCHOOL SPECIALTY / CLASS-

ROOM DIRECT 577.05 1034975

02/26/2021 STATE INDUSTRIAL

PRODUCTS 589.91 1034976

02/26/2021 X STEIN’S INC 745.03

1034977 02/26/2021 TROPHIES-

N-TEES 40.80 1034979 02/26/2021

STEIN’S INC 515.73 GENERAL

FUND TOTAL 131,857.30

Checking Account ID: 3 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

1378 02/26/2021 SATELLITE

SHELTERS, INC – MPLS/MANDAN

2,585.00 BUILDING FUND TOTAL

2,585.00

Checking Account ID: 5 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount 246

02/10/2021 FOOD SERVICES OF

AMERICA/MINOT 17,641.05 247

02/07/2021 REVTRACK 21.91

Checking Account ID: 5 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

12116 02/15/2021 DEPARTMENT

OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 465.73

12117 02/15/2021 LEEVERS

FOODS 879.10 12118 02/15/2021

LEEVERS FOODS 326.64 12127

02/26/2021 ALMA BERGLOF 5.35

12128 02/26/2021 STEIN’S INC

310.08 12129 02/26/2021 SUNRISE

DELIVERY, INC 5,345.68 12130

02/26/2021 RUGBY PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 21.38

FOOD SERVICE TOTAL 25,016.92

Checking Account ID: 6 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount 41733

02/01/2021 RANDAL JEROME

534.00 41734 02/04/2021 MARK

LACROIX 435.00 41735 02/04/2021

TOBY MCCABE 66.00 41736

02/04/2021 GREG FOSTER 66.00

41737 02/10/2021 TOBY MCCABE

99.00 41738 02/10/2021 KRISTI

TONNESSEN 99.00 41739

02/10/2021 DAN JAGER 214.50

41740 02/10/2021 JAIMIE BECK

131.00 41741 02/10/2021 JIM OL-

SON 207.50 41742 02/10/2021

DALE KJORSTAD 119.00 41743

02/12/2021 PERRY OLSON 242.00

41744 02/12/2021 BLAKE EGGL

169.00 41745 02/12/2021 PAUL

MELLUM 411.00 41746 02/12/2021

TIM PFEIFER 422.50 41747

02/12/2021 BRENT ENGEBRET-

SON 236.00 41748 02/12/2021 X

JALEN PFEIFER 203.00 41749

02/12/2021 GREG FOSTER 338.00

41750 02/12/2021 ARRON GRAN-

DY 653.00 41751 02/12/2021

JADEN PFEIFER 203.00 41752

02/15/2021 KEITH BLACKWELL

434.00 41753 02/15/2021 BOT-

TINEAU PUBLIC SCHOOL DIS-

TRICT 78.76 41754 02/15/2021

RANDY BUKER 1,300.00 41755

02/15/2021 COCA-COLA BOT-

TLING COMPANY HIGH COUN-

TRY 1,657.50 41756 02/15/2021

DAKTRONICS, INC 450.00 41757

02/15/2021 RANDAL J. DECKERT

225.00 41758 02/15/2021

DRAKE/ANAMOOSE PUBLIC

SCHOOL 78.76 41759 02/15/2021

DAN DUCHSCHERER 90.00 41760

02/15/2021 OLIVIA ERPELDING

50.00 41761 02/15/2021 FBLA FIS-

CAL AGENT 250.00 41762

02/15/2021 FOOD SERVICE FUND

35.59 41763 02/15/2021 GREG

FOSTER 45.00 41764 02/15/2021

KERRY GROCHOW 100.00 41765

02/15/2021 SCOTT GROCHOW

639.20 41766 02/15/2021 JAN

HAGEN 50.00 41767 02/15/2021

CHAD HAGER 225.00 41768

02/15/2021 I DESIGN INC 195.38

41769 02/15/2021 WILLIAM JAN-

SEN 50.00 41770 02/15/2021

BRADLEY JUNDT 101.00 41771

02/15/2021 LEEVERS FOODS

277.61 41772 02/15/2021 TOBY

MCCABE 111.00 41773 02/15/2021

NDHSAA 489.20 41774 02/15/2021

NEDROSE PUBLIC SCHOOL DIS-

TRICT #4 78.76 41775 02/15/2021

PEPSI 1,396.80 41776 02/15/2021

QUALITY MEATS AND SEAFOOD

2,139.09 41777 02/15/2021 JEFF

RISK 454.00 41778 02/15/2021

RUGBY PANTHER BOOSTERS

200.00 41779 02/15/2021 RUGBY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

78.76 41780 02/15/2021 RUGBY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

650.00 41781 02/15/2021 RUGBY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

300.00 41782 02/15/2021 RUGBY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

449.00 41783 02/15/2021 X RUGBY

WELDING & MACHINE 15.15

41784 02/15/2021 JEFFREY

STEWART 101.00 41785

02/15/2021 TGU PUBLIC SCHOOL

DISTRICT 78.76 41786 02/15/2021

KRISTI TONNESSEN 66.00 41787

02/15/2021 KRISTI TONNESSEN

75.00 41788 02/15/2021 VELVA

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 78.76

41789 02/15/2021 WESTHOPE /

NEWBURG PUBLIC SCHOOL

78.76 41790 02/15/2021 CRAIG ZA-

CHMEIER 101.00 41791 02/19/2021

KAREN RICHTER 150.00 41792

02/19/2021 JAMES MAERTENS

25.00 41793 02/19/2021 ALYSON

SCHEPP 75.00 41794 02/19/2021

HEIDI OLSON 75.00 41795

02/19/2021 KATHY SEARS 75.00

41796 02/19/2021 THOMAS

MUSCHA 75.00 41797 02/19/2021

RANDY RICHTER 75.00 41798

02/24/2021 ALEXANDRA KLEIN

75.00 41799 02/24/2021 HARVEY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 84.00

41800 02/26/2021 COCA-COLA

BOTTLING COMPANY HIGH

COUNTRY 45.50 41801 02/26/2021

DESLACS/BURLINGTON PUBLIC

SCHOOLS 72.00 41802 02/26/2021

FOOD SERVICE FUND 56.16

41803 02/26/2021 JEFFREY E.

STEWART 47.56 41804 02/26/2021

TOWNER FFA 64.00 41805

02/26/2021 TROPHIES-N-TEES

49.00 41806 02/26/2021 RUGBY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

1,052.85 ACTIVITY FUND TOTAL

20,000.26 TOTAL ALL FUNDS:

179,459.48

Dustin Hager, Chairman

Dawn Hauck, Business Manager

(April 17, 2021)

NOTICE

Rugby Public School District #5,

Board of Education, held a special

board meeting Tuesday, March 30,

2021 at 7:00 AM in the Library at

Rugby High School.

Board members present were Dustin

Hager, Kris Blessum, Carlie John-

son, and Shane Livedalen. Brenda

Heilman was absent.

Also present were Mike McNeff and

Dawn Hauck. In addition, the fol-

lowing were in attendance: Kari Hill.

Chairman Hager called the meeting

to order at 7:00 AM.

Motion by Johnson to approve the

agenda. Second by Livedalen. All

voting yes, motion carried.

The Families First Coronavirus

Response Act (FFCRA) was dis-

cussed. The federal government

cancelled leave associated with

FFCRA on December 31, 2020, but

allowed businesses to continue us-

ing it on their own accord if they

chose to. In January 2021, the

board approved to continue to allow

COVID-19 related leave through

March 31, 2021. Approximately

60% of the staff have now been vac-

cinated. Those that have not been

vaccinated and are exposed to

someone with COVID-19, will have

to quarantine while those that are

vaccinated, would not have to

quarantine. Those that are vaccinat-

ed, but still contract the virus, must

also quarantine. If the FFCRA leave

is allowed to expire, employees

would have to use their own sick

leave for COVID-related leave time.

Motion by Blessum to allow the

FFCRA Covid-19 leave to expire on

March 31, 2021. Second by John-

son. All voting yes, motion carried.

Dr. McNeff presented information on

the ND Public Health Insurance

Trust. It is a self-funded insurance

group that includes political subdivi-

sions and school districts. It is

recommended that the district be-

come a member of NDPHIT. The

health insurance plan would remain

the same, and changes to the plan

would be made by the district only.

An upfront cost of 7.5% of the

district’s annual premium, about

$68,000, is required in order to join.

A two-year commitment is also re-

quired. The district would lose its

grandfathered status on its current

plan, but with the volatility of rates,

the plan could change and rates in-

crease so much that the plan may

not be sustainable. The trust is

recommending a 2% decrease in

premium rates for the first year if the

district joins the wellness program.

NDPHIT would allow the district to

control the volatility of health in-

surance premium increases. Motion

by Johnson to join NDPHIT.

Second by Blessum. All voting yes,

motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:44

AM.

Dustin Hager, Chairman

Dawn Hauck, Business Manager

(April 17, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 35-2020-PR-00017

IN DISTRICT COURT, PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of

Charlotte L. Tuchscherer

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 re-

quired 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

Joseph Jay Tuchscherer, personal

representative of the estate, at 204

4th St. NW, Rugby, North Dakota

58368, or filed with the Court.

Dated this 26th day of March, 2021.

/s/Joseph Jay Tuchscherer

Joseph Jay Tuchscherer

Personal Representative

202 4th St. NW

Rugby, North Dakota 58368

/s/William R. Hartl

William R. Hartl

Attorney for the Personal Represen-

tative

(April 3-10-17, 2021)

Public Notice

For Central Point Landfill and

Transfer LLC – Transfer Station

A solid waste permit renewal appli-

cation for an existing transfer station

has been submitted to the North

Dakota Department of Environmen-

tal Quality by Central Point Landfill

and Transfer LLC for a transfer sta-

tion facility located in the NW1/4 of

the NE1/4 of Section 1, T155N,

R73W, in Pierce County, North

Dakota.

(April 10-17, 2021)

Wolford City Council Meeting

The Wolford City Council met on

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 following

the City Board of Equalization meet-

ing which began at 7:00 p.m. Pierce

County Director of Tax Equalization

Kelsey Siegler discussed assess-

ments which were approved after a

motion by Slaubaugh and second by

Walsh. Present at both meetings

were Mayor Wolf and Council

Members Beck, Slaubaugh, and

Walsh. Deb read the March minutes

and Financial Statement. Both were

approved as read after a motion by

Slaubaugh and second by Beck.

OLD BUSINESS: It was approved

to pay $200 for security for the street

dance at the All-School Reunion,

mosquito spraying costs, and $125

to American Insurance for liability for

school property on June 11th.

NEW BUSINESS: 1. Payment of the

monthly bills was approved after a

motion by Slaubaugh and second by

Beck (Waste Management 597.70;

Otter Tail 176.85; 184.62; Pierce

County Tribune 27.38; USPS 76.00).

2. Results from the survey sent out

with garbage bills were discussed

and will be worked on. 3. Annual

wages for 2020 were paid.

Walsh motioned to adjourn

w/Slaubaugh seconding. Motion car-

ried.

NEXT MEETING: May 5, 2021 at

7:00 p.m.

(April 17, 2021)

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