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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 2017 Pase 9 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD DISCOVERY BENEFITS 10.00 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES EDUTECH 20.00 FEBRUARY 13, 2017 GRAFTON AUTO ELECTRIC 52.99 "GRAND FORKS FIRE EQUIP 176.09 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS The Regular Board Meeting was held 1,696.00 February 13, 2017 in the Board Room. KIRK HAM 364.87 Members present: Diana Hahn, Brad SETH KUCHAR 140.00 Brummend, Bill Bata, Jennifer Thompson, LEON'S BUILDING CENTER Tracy Laaveg and Terry Novak. Absent: 1,468.53 Kelly Houser. LIGHT & WATER DEPT 12,627.46 ' MARCO TECHNOLOGIES2,114.00 President Hah~ called meeting toMDU 4,585.86 order at 5:30 P.M. AMBER MUNOZ 92.60 NARDINI FIRE EQUIPMENT No additions to agenda. 157.00, NASCO 238.50 A presentation was given on the VEX NORTH STAR COOP 697.84 Robotics program. NVCTC 42,492.00 NORTHDALE OIL 4,092.84 M: Brumm0nd S: Laaveg to approveNORTHERN RED RIVER ITV the RegulaT Board Meeting Minutes for 8,500.00 January 17, 2017, All in favor, M.C. PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 17.96 M: Novak S: Bata to approve the SAMSON ELECTRIC 1,545.97 expenditures as follows: General Fund R J SANDERS 275.00 #3306-3345, $177,660.91.; Payroll and LONNIE SANGRAIT 204.38 Benefits #76250-76258 and #3179-3306, ROB SCHERR 130.00 $304,699.75; Special Activities #2164- SlMPLEXGRINNELL 4,044.29 2221, $29,067.80, All in favor, MC." ANGELA SQLSENG 432.00 THREE STAR DAIRY 2,444.48 J.RMORGAN 11,302.81 TWIN CITY HARDWARE 27.18 J.RMORGAN 16,564.23 UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL ED NDSBA 280.00 48,589.14 THE HARTFORD 1,625.37 US FOODS 6,920.51 AMAZON.COM CREDIT 400.74 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 70.00 DAVID BECKMAN 130.00 WALSH COUNTY RECORD CENEX FLEETCARD 51.72 119.00 CULINEX 136.13 WELCWS BAKERY 905.20 DAHLEN PLUMBING & HEATING WADE HERBEL 112.00 1,366.00 KIRK MlSlALEK 178.88 DEP'T OF PUBLIC INST 552.22 JARRED SPOOR 112.00 NICHOLAS LUNDQUIST 112.00 VINCENT SCHAAN 175.13 EUGENE FRANCIS 112.00 SANDY LAXDAL 112.00 JORDAN MERTENS 143.19 LANCE LOGIE 71.50 JADEN PFEIFER 7i .50 JARRED SPOOR 176.20 BRIAN HALVORSON 1.12.00 BRADY SCHWAB 112.00 JACOB KARAS 35.00 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 5,845.81 MATT HELL 112.00 'ANDREW CURRIE 112.00 GRANT SKIBICKI 112.00 JACOB KARAS 35.00 RYAN SOLSENG 25.00 CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL 100.00 JACOB KARAS 35.00 RYAN SOLSENG 25.00 ZACH SUNDRE 176.20 ROBERT GOLL 112.00 GRANT SKIBICKI 112.00 GARY HELLAND 178.88 LUKE WILCOX 112.00 VINCENT SCHAAN 112.00 BOB DOSTAL 191.18 EUGENE FRANCIS 60.00 EUGENE KACHENA 60.00 JOHN LEE 112.00 NDMEA ALL-STATE 60.00 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 8,508.84 PCEA 50.00 JOHN WILEBSKI 112.00 LILLY BINA 10.00 MATTHEW DOBMEIER 300.00 BRUCE HEGGEN 185.00 JENNY HUNT 75.00 JACE JEHLICKA 22.00 JESSICA JOHNSON 300.00 JS WHOLESALE & VENDING 567.30 EUGENE KACHENA 60.00 BEATRICE KJELLAND 35.00 EMILY LAAVEG 300.00 PAT LESSMAN 6,877.50 ND FFA ASSOCIATION 624.00 KAITLYN NELSON 300.00 DENNY PORTER 30.00 SYDNEY PORTER 10.00 BRENDA SCHERR 90.00 PEYTON SCHROEDER 30.00 SPENCER SKAVHAUG 213.00 THREE STAR DAIRY 102.96 US FOODS 641.73 EMILY ZIKMUND 300.00 Financial Report: Supt. Ham -Tax levy revenue back on track. Administration Reports: Elementary Principal Nilson - Parent-Teacher Conferences will be February 27, Science assessments, Reading Month, Pennies- for-Patients, School-wide Title I Program Assessment Report on website; High School Principal Schramm - Gr.8 and 11 science assessment, 2017-18 course registrations in March, Teacher evaluations, CREAM (College Fieadiness English and Math) Project through state grant funds, Math Counts competition - 2nd place, Nat'l Merit Finalist, Almost Spring Concert is March 13; Supt. Ham - Teacher sharing, Lockdown drill, Fire marshal inspection, NVCTC visitation February 14 at 7 AM or February 16 at 12:30 PM, Smart phone app. Park River Area School Board Special Meeting Minutes No Library Report. REA Report: Supt. Ham - Legislature is amending proposed bill to do study on REA. Vocational Center Report: Brummond - Grant for security gates, Governor Burgum reinstated funding for Vocational Center. President Hahn will email Superintendent Evaluation forms. Complete before March board meeting. Discussed ideas for Board Retreat which is March 27, 2017 at 4 PM in Board Room. President Hahn and Supt. Ham reported the negotiations seminar was a good refresher. Discussed 2017-18 budget items. M: Novak S: Bata on the recommendation of the Buildings & Grounds Committee, to accept the D & D PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 27, 2017 A Special Board Meeting was held February 27, 2017. Members present: Bill Bata, Tracy Laaveg, Diana Hahn, Brad Brummond and Jennifer Thompson. Absent: Kelly Houser and Terry Novak. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 12:02 P.M. M: Bata S: Laaveg that pursuant to NDCC Section 15.1-16-10, the Board of Roofing proposal of $78,115.00 for the roof replacement of the 1979 gymnasium, All in favor, M.C. No financial reconciliation of Building Project available. M: Thompson S: Novak to approve the Open Enrollment applications for the Kliniske family and Warner family, All in favor, M.C. Next meeting is scheduled for March 14, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. in Board Room. Adjourned at 7:05 RM. /s/Diana Hahn, President /s/Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager (March 22, 2017) Park River Area School District recognizes 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, All in favor, M.C. Meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M. /s/Diana Hahn, President /s/Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager (March 22, 2017) City Of Park River Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH only lots left to equalize are the lots in DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL River View Estates; these lots will be MEETING, MONDAY, MARCH !3, valued based on a square foot basis as 2017 AT 7:30 P.M. each lot bordering the river has different dimensions. Correcting lot valuations is the first step in bringing property Published Sub!ect to the Governing assessments in line. Many areas had lots ~ody's Review and Revision on the same block with the same characteristics but valuations in some cases varied from $50 to $3,000 or more. lhe City of Park River held their Berg noted some lot valuation needed to regular meeting of the Park River City be decreased as they far exceeded the Council on Monday, March 13, 2017 at average for the area. Notice of Increase 5:30 P.M. In Real Estate Assessments letters will be mailed on March 27th. The Tax Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to Equalization meeting will be held on order; upon roll call the following were Monday, April 10th at 7:00 pm. present: Council members Mike Lorton, City Attorney Laaveg updated Council Kyle Halvorson, Arvid Knutson, Robert on the Dub property at 308 Prospect Ave Lundquist III, Dwight Byron, and Keith N. Negotiations to purchase the property Anderson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, are still in the works. Pubhc Works Director (PWD) Dennis Committee Reports: Larson, City Coordinator/Audit0r Nancy Sales Tax Committee: Recommended Thompson, and Assessor/DeputyAuditor payment of the following request: Ann Berg. Absent: none. Others present: Anderson moved and Haivorson Stacie Sevigny. seconded to approve a loan of $24,430.00 from the Capital Improvement Comments and Questions From Fund to pay theAE2S engineering bill for Citizens: the Railroad Ave W & streets north of Hwy Stacy Sevigny from Red River 17 project to be reimbursed when funding Regional Council appeared to present is received. Upon roll call vote, all voted information on possible CDBG funding for aye. M/C. the Railroad Ave W and Code, Harris and Contracts & Policies: Knutson would Wadge Avenues North street project, like to review the ordinance amended on Funding to offset special assessments for December 30, 2015 on assessing renter's low to moderate income property owners unpaid utility bills to the landlord in favor would need to be applied for before July of raising the meter deposit for new and if approved the pro.ject could be accounts. Lundquist stated that as a started in late fall of 2017 or Spring of landlord he felt it is his responsibility to 2018. The City would be responsible to check and make sure his renter has paid pay for the engineering fees.and 15% ef the utility bill and felt charging higher the CDBG awarded funds. Sevigny also meter deposits is not the answer. Laaveg mentioned . that Rural Development stated that some landlords may not have Finance Corporation currently has a signed leases with their renters which revolving loan fund program which offers address the issue of unpaid utility bills. 1% interest for up to a 10-year loan term. Thompson felt the landlords should be held liable for the unpaid utilities on their Additions and changes to agenda:rental properties as it is not fair to expect Add to Unfinished Business - Assessor customers who pay their utility bill to pay report and Dub property; Add to higher rates to cover the renter's unpaid Committee Reports Employee bills. Berg added that some landlords in Relations, and Contracts & Policies. the city pay the utilities and include it with the rent as an option. The Street & Approval of Minutes: Byron moved Utilities Committee will discuss Ordinance and Lundquist seconded to approve the 27.b. Section 1 which addresses meter February 13, 2017 regular meeting deposits. rninutes with the following corrections to Councilmember Lundquist would like the published minutes; List City to add a$100.00 clothing allowance to be Coordinator/Auditor Nancy Thompson as used to purchase shirts for the Mayor and absent and correct spelling: Stacie Councilmembers to wear when attending Sevigny from the Red Rive River conferences and to also order magnetic Regional Council. Upon roll call vote, all name tags. Berg questioned if ordering voted aye. M/C. shirts for all members was feasible as not all members attend conferences. Unfinished Business: Lundquist moved and Lorton seconded to The bid opening for the Railroad Ave allow the Mayor and Councilmember's to W and Code, Harris and Wadge Avenues spend up to $100 per person to purchase north street project will be held on shirts yearly or at each member's Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM in discretion with the Municipal Utilities logo the City Council Chambers. on them. The following voted aye; Lundquist, Anderson, Lorton and Assessor Berg informed the Council Halvorson with Knutson and Byron voting that she has been working on equalizing nay. M/C. the valuation of lots within the City. The Thompson reported the police contract has been sent to Walsh county Sheriff Ben Jurgens. Employee Relations: Lineman position interviews have been set up with three individuals to be held on Wednesday, March 15th. Earlier today the Committee along with PWD Larson and Mayor Stenvold interviewed a fourth applicant. Wages for lineman paid in the area range from $33 to $39 per hour depending on experience. Ward Reports: None. New Business: Berg reported that Thompson, Hensel and herself met with the BC/BS representative and were informed there will be an increase only to the health insurance of 5.7%. Information will be given to the Council outlining coverage costs for single, single plus delSendant and family policies prior to next month's meeting along with the coverage agreement. Mayor's Comments: None Auditor's Report: Anderson moved and Lundquist seconded to accept the Auditors Report into record, and approve payment of the following bills for the General Fund, Municipal Utilities, Special Fund and Debt Service & Bond Funds. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. General Fund: 29390-95 Voided $0.00 96 Aflac $23.70 97 Discovery Benefits $22.73 98 NDPERS $101.3,5 99 NDPERS $44.23 29400 NDPERS $1,033.37 1 BC/BS of North Dakota $1,190.65 2 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel $75O.0O 3 Cardmember Service $180.24 4 Productivity Plus Account $98.42 5 Dale's Small Engine Repair LLC $1,870.00 6 Grand Forks Fire Equip $73.00 7 Kringstad Ironworks Inc $91.22 8 Lon's Hardware $185.40 9 MDU $888.24 29410 Municipal Utilities $1,367.20 11 Municipal Gov Academy $130.00 12 Northdale Oil, Inc $1,269.01 13 North Star Coop $1,746.65 14 Polar Communications $474.32 15 PR Airport Authority $2,820.96 16 PR Implement, LLC $10,800.00 17 PR Park District $2,624.84 18 PR Public Library $3,006.97 19 Quill Corporation $96.99 29420 Glenn Rest $250.00 21 Sanitation ProductsInc $80,000.00 22 Special Funds $227.89 23 ST Imprv Dist 2012-2 $9,079.52 24 ST Imprv Dist 2013-1 $180,544.00 25 ST Imprv Dist 7 $7,830.17 26 Stone's Mobile Radio, Inc $209.70 27 Team Lab Chemical Corp $1,400.00 28 Verizon Wireless $143.17 29 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist 2012-1 $20,868.00 29430 WC Auditor $10,452.16 31 WC Hwy Dept $1,624.00 32 WC Press $335.38 33 Michael Todd & Co $1,296.18 34 NDPERS $127.48 AW US Treasury $1,726.47 ,. AW Municipal Utilities $4,810.44 Municipal Utilities: 34048 General Fund 49 Postmaster 50-54 Voided$0.00 55 Afla.c $107.22 56 Discovery Benefits $137.27 57 NDPERS $231.27 58 NDPERS $359,67 59 NDPERS $4,769.42 34060 BC/BS of North Dakota $5,895.55 61 PR Aggie Boosters $200.00 62 2016 Electrical Upgrade $8,000.00 63 AmeriPride Services, Inc $189.51 64 65 $610.32 66 $679.07 67 $157.50 68 69 $65.44 34070 Consolidated Waste $16,741.70 Discovery Benefiis, Inc $4,810.44 $340.82 City of Edinburg Council Proceedings Aqua-Pure Inc. $1,286.57 Border States Electric Cardmember Service The Cavalier Chronicle City of Fargo $42.00 Productivity Plus Account 71 $16.50 72 Donna Galloway $251.00 73 Graymont (Wl) LLC $5,940.00 74 Hach Company$83.29 " 75 Hawkins Inc $304.50 76 Jim's Super Valu $13.92 77 Sherry Kliniske $70.58 78 Liberty Bus Sys, Inc$119.65 79 Light & Water Dept $4,027.14 34080 Morgan Printing $350.00 81 ND One Call Inc.$1.00 82 ND Sewage Pump Lift $1,692.40 83 NDPERS $20.51 84 Nodak Electric Coop $5,957.59 85 Northdale Oil, Inc $140.57 86 North Star Coop $1,293.92 87 Polar Communications $194.09 88 Quill Corporation $64.80 89 Riteway Business Forms $675.46 34090 Samson Electric LTD $254.70 91 Doris Skavhaug $100.00 92 Sunshine Kids Center $20O.OO 93 Team Lab Chem Corp $1,462.50 94 Kenton Toews $100.00 95 US Bank Equip Finance $157.59 96 Verizon Wireless $121.43 97 Wat & Sew Imwv Dist 2015-1 $6,200.00 98 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist 2016-1 $9,490.00 99 Wat Sys Repair & Replace $4,000.00 34100 Water Bond Fund 05 $4,830.00 1 Wat Rev Bd Fd Phase II $3,450.00 2 Water Tower Fund $11,315.00 3 Water Treatment Fund .$7,329.82 4 ' WC Press $84.00 5 NDPERS $276.42 7865-86 Salaries $27,041.10 AW US Treasury AW Deluxe Checks AW PSN $4.95 $8,048.28 $116.76 AW Mun Fd Depreciation $78,483.88 AW First United Bank $13.25 AW NMPA $144,837.51 Special Funds: 10064 Advanced Engineering $24,430.0O Debt Service & Bond Fund: 6053 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc $59.70 6054 Widseth Smith Nolting & Asso $1,206.00 Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:26 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, Deputy Auditor (March 22, 2017) CITY OF EDINBURG Old Busineses: COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS 2nd Reading of the franchise MARCH 13, 2013 agreement with Polar and the City of 7:00 P.M. Edinburg was approved by motion from Hall. Motion seconded by Pewe. Motion carries. New Business: Callto Order: Mayor Hallodrson The sewer drain from the Present: Pewe, Evenson and Hall Community Center to the main line has Absent: Hammer been a problem. Mayor Halldorson to call MSC: Pewe and Hall to approve minutes as read. Motion carried. Kilmer Excavating to schedule a time to MSC: Hall and Evenson to approve review. payment of bills beginning with check Pewe made motion to #7505 through #7521 for a total of purchase containers for sanitary disposal $4847.27 and to approve the monthly supplies for the restrooms in the financial statement with a balance on Community Center since the disposal of hand 0f $24113.58. these items has added to sewer Motion carried, problems. 7479 WCTreas 294.00 Evenson seconded the motion. Salaries 463.84 Motion carried Ottertail 793.47 Adjourned: Hall NE Beg Water 65.80 Next Meeting: April 11,2017 at 7 pm Polar 68.08 for Equalization and 8:00 pm for regular General Store 7.98 council meeting. A Bjerke 85.00 Minutes are being published subject to NDTC 30.00 WC Highway 792.00 the governing body's review and revision. CHS-Milton 471.00 Respectfully submitted, H Einarson 249.34 Vera Brandvold, Auditor Fedje Hardware 71.98 Halldorson Blading 1000.00 R Halldorson 207.79 V-E School Prom 25.00 Edinburg FR 221.99 Total 4847.27 (March 22, 2017) Bids due at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, March 29 $4,~e of tile most productive soils in the county located in an area of potato and sugar beet production Farmers CRP could be re-enrolled after 2019 or converted into crop roduot on National Natural drainage into coulee Comnanv Seller would lease back - contact agent for details Folr property details, please contact: layson Menke, Agent Andy GudaJtes, Agent Business: (218) 779-1293 Business: (218) 779-7305 J Menke@FarmersNatlonal.com AGudajtes@FarmersNatlonal.com www.FarmersNatlonal,cnnt/JaysonMenke www, FarmersNaUonal.com/AndyGudaJtes Office: [701] 780-2828 Grand Forks, North Dakota First Month FREE " (With 12 month lease) 1 Bedroom Apartment- $310 2 Bedroom Apartment - $475 All Utilities Paid Ground Level Facility Non So Much... 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