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THE WALSH COUNTy. PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 Pase II City Of Park River, Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017 AT 5:30 PM, Published Sub!ect to the Governino Body's Review and Revision The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order; upon roll call the following were Present: Council members Mike Lorton, Kyle Halvorson, Arvid Knutson, Robert Lundquist III, Dwight Byron, and Keith Anderson, Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Larson, Coordinator/Auditor Nancy Thompson, and Assessor/Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: City Attorney Tracy Laaveg. Others present: Terry Lund, Dean Skjerven, George and Yvonne Walstad, Todd Kjelland and Joe Fietek. Comments and Questions From Citizens: Yvonne Walstad is concerned about pets and stray animals that are left out in the cold weather without any food or shelter. Walstad was informed that the PR Veterinary Clinic took in stray animals but since Dr. Dahl's death a void has been created not only for Park River but all cities in Walsh and Pembina counties. Neighboring vet clinics do not have the room or set-up to take in strays on a regular basis and the Grand Forks Humane Society will only take strays from the City of Grand Forks and Grand Forks County. Pet owners are reminded to get their pets licensed so if they sneak out they can be returned to their owners. Stenvold asked the Contracts & Policies to meet to research solutions. Council asked if Pembina & Walsh County officials should be approached since this not just a City issue. Terry Lund thanked the Council for changing the wording of Ordinance 10 from firearms and dangerous weapons to just include firearms. Additions and changes to agenda: None. Assessor Ed 'Sevigny to enter the information into his assessing program to come up with a taxable valuation. Several assessor on-site visits have been scheduled for February. Contracts & Policies: Lundquist reported the committee met with Coordinator/Auditor Thompson, City Attorney Laaveg, WC Sheriff Jurgens and a representative of the ND Game & Fish Dept to clarify language in Ordinance 10. Lundquist moved and Knutson seconded to approve the second reading of Ordinance 10 as amended: ORDINANCE 10. AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF FIREARMS DA.HGERQU$ WEAPONS WITHIN CITY LIMITS It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to fire or discharge any firearm e~ ~e~eu~we .~ within the city limits of this City, without the written permission of the City governing board. Permits to allow for the use of firearms weaf~H=~ may be issued pursuant to regulations adopted by the city council, and shall limit the time and location of such firing and be subject to revocation by the City governing board at any time after being granted. Provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the firing of any gun or other firearms when done in cases of actual necessity or in the performance of lawful duty or by militia companies or veterans' organizations when on parade at memorials or other organized events, The terms "firearm" ac~--~,e#~e*~e we~shall be defined as is included at N.D.C.C. 62.1-01-01(1) and (3). Upon roll call vote all voted aye: M/C. Committee Reports: Sales Tax Committee: Recommended the following: from the Economic Development Fund, loan $357.41 to SID #2017-2 for KLJ, Inc invoice and $ from Capital Improvements 2,175.98to pay the WC Treasure for special assessments for S.I.D. 2017-1 for the Fire Dept and Ambulance properties. Byron moved and Halvorson seconded to approve the Sales Tax Committee recommendations as presented. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. New Business: Approval of Minutes: Knutson moved City Administration 'asked to move the and Lundquist seconded to accept the Monday, November 12th Council meeting minutes from the December 8, 2017 toTuesday, November13th as Monday is regular meeting as presented. Upon roll the Veterans Day holiday. Lundquist call vote, all voted aye. M/C. moved and Anderson seconded to move November's Council meeting to Tuesday Unfinished Business: the 13th. Upon roll call vote, all voted Assessor's Report: Berg reported she aye. M/C. received an abatement request and will be visiting the residence to conduct an City governing bodies, at their regular on-site visit. Berg has asked Grafton meeting in January of each even- numbered year, shall designate depositories of public funds, which meet the pledge of security requirements. Anderson moved and Lorton seconded to approve Bank of North Dakota, First United Bank, and Gate City Bank be designated as depositories for the City of Park. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor's Comments: Stenvold moved to re-appoint Halvorson to the WC JDA board. With decreased funding from the State the City has been looking at ways to decrease costs. Stenvold asked Thompson to check with other like sized cities to see what their yearly audits cost. Thompson found Park River pays double of other cities pay. Average audit costs for other cities range from $3,000-$4,700. Knutson felt request for proposal letters should be sent to our current firm and several other firms. Stenvold will speak with the current auditing firm to see if costs can be brought down prior to mailing out R.F.P. letters. Public Works: Larson reported he received a bid to stabilize the SW corner of the former curling club building. The sidewalk would need to be removed and hydraulic piers would be put in place. The cost to install the piers and possibly lift the corner is $39,000 plus the cost of replacing the sidewalk. Another portion of the sidewalk would need to be lifted to slope the sidewalk away from the building. Larson announced NMPA will not be raising the wholesale electrical rates this year. Larson informed the Council that three engineering firms have submitted RFPs for a future 30 block street improvement district which would consist of a mill and overlay. Larson noted that the PR Fire Dept has a 1987 Chevy pumper truck they are looking at selling. The truck only has about 10,000 miles despite its age. Larson would like to purchase the truck and have a box and lift installed for hauling gravel and snow removal use. Halvorson questioned what the box would cost. Larson stated around $20,000. The matter was tabled until February. Auditor's Report: Halvorson moved and Anderson seconded to approve payment of the following bills and pay requests. Upon roll call vote all voted aye. M/C. General Fund 29778 NDPERS $60.32 79 Aflac $23.91 29780 Discovery Benefits $20.62 81 NDPERS $85.68 29782 NDPERS $859.91 AW US Treasury $1,409.44 AW Municipal Utilities $4,006.58 Municipal Utilities 34578 WC Press $31.50 79 MU Funded Depreciation $45,000.00 34580 General Fund $20,0O0.O0 81 NDPERS $343.58 82 Postmaster 83 General Fund 84 Aflac $107.01 85 Discovery Benefits $139.38 86 NDPERS $318.22 34587 NDPERS $4,839.40 8118-46 Salaries $32,466.49 AW US Treasury $9,466.91 AW PSN $93.95 AW First United Bank $13.65 $259.75 $4,006.58 General Fund & Municipal Utilities 34588 BC/BS of North Dakota $8,006.50 89 2016 Electrical Upgrade $8,000.00 34590 AmeriPride Services, Inc $268.56 91 Avenet, LLC $500.00 92 Border States Electric Supply $6,179.52 93 Cardmember Service $705.25 94 City of Fargo $28.00 95 Productivity Plus Account $534.04 96 Consolidated Waste, LTD. $16,877.95 97 Dakota Supply Group $258.10 98 Dale's Small Engine Repair LLC $520.00 99 Dell Marketing LP $4,323.43 34600 DVORAK, MICHAEL $100"00 1 $124'0O 2 3 4 $3.10 5 $69.61 6 7 8 9 Farmers Union Service Assoc Hawkins Inc $1,202.73 Jim's Super Valu $9.18 Kringstad Ironworks INC Liberty Business Systems, Inc Light & Water Dept $4,373.75 Lon's Hardware $830.45 MDU $872.18 Michael Kilmer Construction $1,312.50 34610 MMUA $2,086.00 11 MFOA OF ND $60.00 12 ND DOT $125.91 13 ND One Call Inc. $3.00 14 NDLC $150.00 15 NDPERS $15.96 16 Nodak Electric Coop $6,179.89 17 Northdale Oil, Inc $1,335.69 18 North Star Coop $439.23 19 Polar Communications $189.37 34620 Polar Communications $985.53 21 PR Airport Authority $1,973.12 22 PR Community Club $97.50 23 PR Park District $1,368.73 24 PR Public Library $1,974.00 25 Quill Corporation $159.31 26 Glenn Rost $250.00 27 Samson Electric LTD $125.13 28 SHEYENNE GARDENS $63.30 29 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel $991.00 34630 Special Funds $118.60 31 Dan Stenvold $337.48 32 SWALLOW KATHRYN $150.OO 33 US Bank Equipment Finance $162"42 34 Verizon Wireless $268.50 35 MARK VOELTZ $125.00 36 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2015-1 $6,200.00 37 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2016-1 $9,490.00 38 Water System Repair & Replace $4,000.00 39 Water Bond Fund 05 $9,660.00 34640 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase II $3,450.00 41 Water Tower Fund $11,315.00 42 Water Treatment Fund $32,849.15 WC Auditor $6,280.43 WC Press $775.66 WC Treasurer $746.45 Discovery Benefits, Inc Samson Electric LTD 43 44 45 46 $11.00 47 $474.88 48 ST !mprv Dist #2012-2 $2,762.80 49 ST Imprv Dist #2017-1 $5,703.17 34650 ST Imprv Dist #7 $4,353.26 34651 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2012-1 $6,345.00 AW NMPA $160,585.14 AW PSN $4.95 Special Funds 10106 PR Park District $62,OOO.OO 10107 ST Improve Dist #2017-2 $357.41 10108 Walsh County Treasurer $2,610.85 Debt Service & Bond Fund 6114 Water. System Repair. & Replace $5,009.27 6115 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc $357.41 PUBLIC NOTICES A public notice is information informing citizens of govern merit activities that may affect the citizens' everyday lives. Public notices have been printed in local newspapers, the trusted sources for community irff(;, marion. for more than 200 years. North Dakota newspapers e,lso post public notices on at no char,qe to units of government. The City and Park District have had a gentlemen's agreement to swap services between the entities for many years. To clarify the services the City presented the Park District with a Joint Powers Agreement which stated the Park District would lease the park land from the City for $1 per year. The park lands consist of the Village Green "little park", Riverside Park on Kensington Avenue, the park at 4th Street East, LaLier Park "big park" which includes the 100 acres covering the Coliseum, ball diamonds and golf course, and the 38 acres in Green Acres Addition. Lundquist felt a public forum should be held to get the residents input on the matter. Stenvold would like the Buildings & Grounds and Parks & Rec Committee members, City Attorney Laaveg, PWD Larson, and Park District Board members meet and go over and come up with some workable solutions. Atentative committee meeting has been set up for February 5th at 7 PM. Knutson moved and Lundquist seconded to accept the Auditor's report into record. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Being no further business, Lundquist moved to adjourned at 8:47 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: At 8:25 pm the following joined the meeting Park River Park District Board Ann Berg, Deputy Auditor members, Andrew Lindell, Dr. Nicholas Beneda, Kathryn O'Leary and Parks & Rec manager Jesse Irvine. The Park District would like the City to deed all the park land in the City to the Park District. (Jan. 24, 2018) Notice to Creditors City of Edinburg Council Proceedings So Much So Close! Pembina County Memorial Hospital Wedgewood Manor Sign on BONUS CNAs and LPNs We are currently in need of the following positions: Pembina County Wedgewood Manor Memorial Hospital CNA Flex time CNA, Flex time LPN & RNs LPN & RN Full, Part or Flex time Full time Housekeeper Housekeeper GREAT BENEFIT PA CKA GE! Apply online: www.cavalierhospital.corn or contact Human Resources at 701-265-6308 for more information. Pembina CounO' Memorial Hospital Wedgewood Manta" CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS JANUARY 8, 2018 Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson Present: Pewe, Hall and Evenson Absent: Hammer MSC: Pewe and Evenson to approve minutes as read. Motion carried. MSC: Hall and Evenson to approve payment of bills beginn!ng with chick #7658 through #7672 for a total of $4431.08 and to approve the monthly financial statement with a balance on hand of $12467.61. Motion carried. 7658 WC Treas 294.00 Salaries 477.04 Ottertail 960.50 NE Reg Water 68.20 Polar 65.01 General Store 165.27 Loren's NC 60.00 WC Highway Dep 358.50 Arnold Bjerke 110.00 CHS Milton 776.34 Grafton Auto 71.94 WC Press 41.82 IRS 726.39 7672 IRS 256.07 Total 4431.08 Old Business: None New Business: MSC: Hall and Pewe to approve abatement submitted by Jim Kertz. Motion carried. MSC: Pewe and Evenson to approve gaming permit submitted by Northeast Snowmobile Assn. Motion carried. MSC: Hall and Pewe to appoint Citizens State Bank as the cities depository of public funds. Motion Carried. Adjourned: Hall Next Meeting: February 12, 2018 at 7pm for regular council meeting. Minutes are being published subject to the governing body's review and revision. Respectfully submitted, Vera Brandvold, Auditor (Jan. 24, 2018) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH Representative of the estate, or filed with COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA the Court. In the Matter of the Estate of Gerard Dated this 27th day of December, Albin Dahl, deceased 201.7 Probate No. 50-2017-PR-00086 Richard Dahl NOTICE TO CREDITORS Personal Representative NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wes R. Welch, PC undersigned have been appointed PO Box 107 personal representative of the above 201 BriggsAve. S. estate. All persons having claims against Park River, ND 58270 the said deceased are required to present (701 )284-7833 their claims within three months after the Attorney for: Personal Representative date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to Richard Dahl 9638 Ingram Ave. NW, Annandale, MN 55302, Personal (Jan 10, Jan 17, and Jan 24, 2018) Poyoeoryour Ig0Uphave st0ryl t0tell? We'rehereto help, Nurth |)~kot a New~paper EDUCATION of JbU r na lis ts INSIDE STORIES :: NORTH DAKOTA PRESS : Mountain Community Center " Mountain; ND Registration and breakfast begins at 9:00 a.fn. with meeting to follow KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Luke Swenson, The Money Farm "'Will Low Prices, Cure Low Prices" Renae Fayette and Jennifer Lee, Farmers Union Agents 2018 Crop Insurance Update Terry Miller, FSA County Executive Director FSA Upda te Please RSVP by January 26th CALL OR TEXT RENAL at 701-360-0470 or email: renae.faye tte @fu mjc co m Hosted by: Dick Winkler/Jennifer Lee and Renae Fayette Agencies I I N U R A N C E ~ ~o~,~