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PUBLIC NOTICE LAND SALE ON BID The following real property is being offered for sale by sealed bid to the highest bidder: Township 133 North, Range 99 West of the 5th P.M .. Slope County, North Dakota Section 8: NE 1/4 Section 9: NW 1/4. Section 10: NW 1/4 Seller will reserve 100% of all minerals, including but not limited to, oil, gas, coal, uranium, clay, gravel, and scoria. Bids. Persons interested in submitting bids on this property are asked to submit sealed written bids to Nathan M. Bouray, of Ebeltoft . Sickler. Lawyers, 46 West 2nd Street, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601. Bids must be received no later than 9:30 A.M. on November 4, 2009 with bid opening scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on that day. Each written bid should be clearly marked on the outside envelope as Emily Shuck Land Bid. Each bid should also include a phone number at which the bidder may be reached. Each bid should be in the form of a total dollar amount offered to purchase the above described land. The successful bidder will be required to enter into a purchase agreement upon completion of the bidding and pay ten percent (10%) of the bid price as earnest money on the date of the sale with the remainder due at closing.The closing will be thirty (30) days from the opening bids. CR.P. Contract. Seller has approximately 24.7 acres in Section 9, and 36.5 acres in Section 10 under CR.P. contract until November 2011. CR,P, payments will be assigned to the Buyer on a pro rata basis, based on the date the deed is recorded. Reservations: Seller reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities of bids, and the right to contact the top three bidders to raise their bids. Details concerning the procedures of sale and informational packets regarding the property may be obtained by contacting Nathan M. Bouray of Ebeltoft , Sickler. Lawyers at (701) 225-5297. 10/ 1, 6, 13 - 604593 NOTICE Notice is hereby given to bid on a Single Combined Contract, a Mechanical Contract or an Electrical Contract for construction of a Boiler & Controls Upgrade project at the Ashley Medical Facility in Ashley, North Dakota, as described in the Contract Documents prepared by Prairie Engineering, P.C., Bismarck, North Dakota. General work will consist of incidental work associated with the installation of the mechanical and electrical equipment shown and specified in the construction documents. All incidental general work associated with the mechanical and electrical work shall be included in the respective mechanical and electrical bids. Mechanical work will consist of the removal of the 1977 hot water heating system and the combustion air fan, installation of a new hot water heating system consisting of a propane fired boiler and an electric boiler. Work also includes an upgrade of the existing automatic temperature control system, installation of a new combustion air fan, installation of a HVAC system for the existing storage area and the addition of air conditioning to the 1988 addition’s HVAC system. Electrical work will consist of disconnect and reconnect of mechanical equipment, a new electrical service to serve the new electric boiler, and electrical work associated with a condensing unit to the 1988 addition HVAC system and minor electrical work associated with the mechanical work described. The Owner will receive sealed Bids, in duplicate, until 3:00 P.M. CDST, Thursday, October 8, 2009, in the Conference Room at the Ashley Medical Center in Ashley, North Dakota. Proposals received after that time will not be accepted. Proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud at the time and place listed above. A pre-bid “walk-through” of the Project Site is scheduled for 3:00 P.M., Local Time, Thursday, October 1, 2009, convening in the Conference Room at the

Ashley Medical Center in Ashley, North Dakota. The Contract Documents may be examined at the Engineer’ s office, 619 Riverwood Drive, Suite 205, Bismarck, North Dakota, the Owner’s office, and also at the following Builders Exchanges: Bismarck-Mandan Builders Exchange Mandan, North Dakota Construction Plans Exchange Bismarck, North Dakota Dickinson Builders Exchange Dickinson, North Dakota Fargo-Moorhead Builders Exchange Fargo, North Dakota Grand Forks Builders Exchange Grand Forks, North Dakota McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Edina, Minnesota Minneapolis Builders Exchange Minneapolis, Minnesota Minot Builders Exchange Minot, North Dakota Reed Construction Data Norcross, Georgia St. Paul Builders Exchange St. Paul, Minnesota Williston Builders Exchange Williston, North Dakota Copies may be obtained at the Office of Prairie Engineering, P.C., 619 Riverwood Drive, Suite 205, Bismarck, North Dakota upon deposit of $50.00 per set. Any unsuccessful Bidder, upon return of set within ten days of the opening of Bids, will be refunded his deposit in full. Partial sets may be obtained from the Engineer for the cost of $1.50 per Drawing Sheet or $0.15 per Specification page. Such payment is non-refundable. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any or all bids. Each Bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a Bidder's Bond in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the Bid, executed by the Bidder as Principal and by a Surety Company authorized to do business in this State, conditioned that if the Principal's Bid be accepted and Contract be awarded to the Principal, the Principal, within ten days after notice of award, will execute and effect a Contract in accordance with the terms of the Principal's Bid, and a Contractor's Bond as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the Governing Board. All Bidders will be required to comply with Executive Orders No. 11246, as amended, 11458, 11518, 11625, 13201, 13202 and 13208. The requirements of Bidders and Contractors under these orders are explained in the Specifications. Goals and timetables for Minority Utilization shall be included in all Federal and Federally assisted construction contracts and subcontracts in excess of $10,000. The goals area applicable to the Contractors aggregate on-site construction workforce, not merely that part of the work force that is performing work on a federal or federally assisted contract or subcontract. The goals and timetable for Women and Minorities are available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). All Bidders must be licensed for the highest amount of their Bids, as provided by North Dakota Century Code Section 4307-05, and also as prescribed by Section 4309-09. All bids must comply with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development loan program. All Bidders shall comply with Davis-Bacon and Reporting Requirements for projects utilizing funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. No Bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the above provisions as to Bond and Licenses, and any deficient Bid submitted will be resealed and returned to the Bidder immediately. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within 30days after the actual opening of Bids. Ashley Medical Center 612 N Center Ave Ashley, North Dakota 58413 Jerry Lepp, Chief Financial Officer

Dated this _____th Day of August, 2009 9/17, 24, & 10/1 - 604540 The following detailed minutes of the Bismarck School Board are being published as required by a vote of the electors of the district pursuant to North Dakota Century Code 15.1-09-31. The cost of this publication is $136.00 (Please insert the cost of this publication.) The Bismarck School Board met on September 14, 2009, in the Tom Baker Room of the City/County Office Building. Board President Olson called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. and requested that the Business Manager call the roll. Members present: Paul Govig, Lawrence King, Dan Kuntz, Steve Marquardt, and Marcia Olson. Following agreement on the agenda, Mrs. Olson called upon Superintendent Paul Johnson to give his reports. Dr. Johnson began by introducing Mike Manstrom of Dougherty & Company to explain the financing options that are available for the two construction projects the district currently has in progress. Mr. Manstrom also presented information regarding possible savings from refunding outstanding bond issues in order to take advantage of current low interest rates. Dr. Johnson and Darin Scherr, Director of Facilities and Transportation, presented a report on the in-city busing study. Mr. Scherr identified the members of the study committee and reviewed the options available to the district. Mr. Scherr provided an update on the status of the construction projects for the northeast elementary school and the career and technical center. Ed Gerhardt, Business Manager, also provided a report on the costs associated with the construction projects. There were no Board responses to presentations made at previous meetings. It was moved by Govig and seconded by Marquardt to approve the following list of items on the Consent Agenda in accord with the recommendations made by the administration: the minutes of the August 10 regular and the August 27, 2009, special School Board meetings; the hiring and salary of Heidi Budeau, $45,610, Thomas Bushaw (50%), $17,000, Bobbi Cook, $36,456, Summer Czeczok, $34,000, Tammy Duursma (10%), $3,564, Jocelyn Duffy, $43,461, Kristie Fried, $46,326, Codi Gates (1-year contract), $34,000, Gina Griffin (25%), $10,071, Heather Hintz, $34,000, Bethany Horning (50%), $17,000, Melissa Hurt, $37,884, Deborah Irwin, $45,610, Rachel Johnson-Krug, $40,596, Lisa Klipfel, $47,758, Hannah Moen (1-year contract), $34,000, Nicole Nagel, $34,000, Dawn Olson, $43,852, Lacey Olson, $34,000, Ashley Patterson, $34,000, Jessica Rustvang, $34,000,Austin Schmaltz, $34,000, Shannon Schroeder, $34,000, Theresa Schuchard, $45,610, Tobias Suess, $38,303, and Jerry Zimprich (50%), $34,183; the Annual Certificate of Compliance to be filed with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction; and the resignation submitted by Victor Sonneman, effective immediately. Motion carried. Mrs. Olson announced that it was the time scheduled for public appearances. She asked Dr. Johnson if anyone had contacted him to request an opportunity to address the Board. Dr. Johnson stated that no one had contacted him. Mrs. Olson then asked if there was anyone in the audience who wished to address the Board. Four parents spoke to the Board in support of in-city busing. The first item under Unfinished Business was a discussion of the 2009-10 budget. Mr. Gerhardt provided a summary of the information he had prepared regarding the projected budget for 2009-10. The Board discussed the request from Fran Rodenburg, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools & Student Services, for additional aides and playground supervisors. Due to Mrs. Rodenburg’s absence, Dr. Johnson explained the request to use money that was budgeted for additional teacher staff to be reallocated for

additional instructional aides. Following a discussion, it was moved by King and seconded by Marquardt to approve the request for additional instructional aide time for large classrooms in the amount of $112,000. Upon roll call vote, Marquardt, King, and Olson voted aye and Kuntz and Govig voted nay. Motion carried. The first item under New Business was the 2009-10 professional support staff compensation and benefits package. Dr. Johnson explained the proposal he had presented to the representatives of the professional support staff group. It was moved by Kuntz and seconded by Govig to approve the professional support staff salary and benefits proposal as recommended in the memo included in the Board packet. Motion carried. Dr. Johnson explained meetings he had with the Board President and Vice-President regarding contracts for the superintendent and assistant superintendents for 2009-10. Following some discussion, it was moved by Govig and seconded by Kuntz to approve a 3.77% increase in the contracts for the superintendent and assistant superintendents for 2009-10. Motion carried. Dr. Johnson then reviewed the draft of the 2009-10 Superintendent’s Goals he had prepared. Following discussion, it was moved by Kuntz and seconded by Marquardt to approve the 2009-10 Superintendent’s Goals as presented. Motion carried. Mr. Scherr explained the bids he had received for the purchase of school buses. Following Mr. Scherr’s explanation of the state diesel grant program, it was moved by Govig and seconded by Marquardt to approve the purchase of a handicapped bus from Hartley School Buses for the net amount of $82,555. Motion carried. Mr. Scherr then reviewed the proposed contracts for snow removal for the 200910 school year. Following Mr. Scherr’s explanation, it was moved by King and seconded by Govig to approve the snow removal contracts as recommended. Motion carried. The Board reviewed the proposed easement request for construction, maintenance, and operation of a bus shelter at Jeannette Myhre Elementary School. Mr. Scherr explained that Bismarck/Mandan Transit had requested the easement due to the fact that 12th Street is too narrow to support a shelter on public right-of-way. It was moved by Govig and seconded by King to approve the easement as requested. During the discussion that followed, Mr. Kuntz questioned the language in the easement document. Following further discussion, Govig requested that his motion be withdrawn and asked Mr. Scherr to gather additional information regarding the easement and bring it back to the Board for consideration. Under Discussion Items, Dr. Johnson explained that the official enrollment as of September 10, 2009, was six fewer students than at the same time in 2008. Dr. Johnson requested guidance from the Board regarding the process to be used to try to identify a suitable site for a new high school and whether to seek the assistance of a realtor. It was the consensus of the Board that Dr. Johnson explore possible alternative ways of hiring a realtor to assist in the identification of sites for a future high school. Under General Information, Board members were advised of the building visitation assignment for the current school year. Mr. Marquardt requested information regarding registration for the national School Boards convention. There being no further business to come before the Board, Mrs. Olson adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m. 10/1 - 604596

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