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U.RCH 26, 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 5 In case of emergency: Crystal Fire Department receives bin rescue tool By Casey O'Toole CRYSTAL, N.D. -- As most people know, there are many dangers on the farm, both mov- ing and stationary. One thing people take for granted is their grain bins, we fill them, we empty them, and we climb inside them to check the quality of our crop. Most people don't even consider the dangers when they climb inside the top of a grain bin, however they do not know what is below them most of the time. There have been stories of people climbing inside a bin Thinking they are standing on top of a bin full of grain, when actually they are standing on a floating bridge of grain. The Crystal Fire Department has received a tool from Co- lumbia Grain to rescue people trapped in a grain bin-drowning situation. The tool consists of panels that can be slid together to form a surrounding around the victim to stop any further grain sliding against the victim. Once the panels are all in place, they are pounded in with a slide ham- mer to keep them in place, and while they are being pounded down, a rescuer is inside the sur- rounding with the victim scoop- ing out the grain inside. With the grain removed from inside the surrounding, the victim is no longer trapped and can be re- covered from the grain bin. Precautions can be made to prevent a fatal accident, and one of those solutions is to check bins with a buddy, never enter a bin without someone knowing you are there. If an emergency does arise where you begin to sink, or fall through a crust, don't panic. Make sure you call for help, and have your partner call 911 im- mediately. The sooner you act the better the chance of being saved. Photos: Submitted Above: Paul 01"oole and Chris I of the Cml Volunteer nm Department the cue tube panels around the victim in a mock bin-drowning rescue exercise. Right: A truck serves as an emergency site as members of the Crystal Rre Deparlme rush to the aid of Ryan Goodoien who is trapped by grain in this bin- drowning rescue exercise With proper safety precautions accidents can be prevented, and when an accident does occur, know your local fire depart- ments are always learning new ways with new tools to protect you'and your property. Editor "s Note: 0 'Toole, from Crystal, N.D., is a member of the Crystal Volunteer Fire Depart- ment r Here's Iookin' at you! Heardand Eye Care donates $2,000 to the Lyric Photo: Submitted Above: Dr. Dori Carlson presents TLC (The Lyric Continues) committee member Laurie Jensen with a check for $2000. The TLC committee is raising funds to purchase a new dig- ital projector and renovate the Lyric Theatre in Park River. In 2012, HEC presented The Strand theater in Grafton $2000 for their projector and renovations! Long live the small town movie theaters! J I I fit) ()f Park RiYer Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvotd called the meeting to order with the following present: Councilmen Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, and Anderson, City Attorney S Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Business Manager Tom Larson Guests; Dean Skjerven & Sara Braaten. Knutson moved to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2014 Regular meeting as presented. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Lorton moved to approve the minutes of the January 28, 2014 Special meeting as presented. Byron seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve the following bills for payment. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. GENERAL FUND: 27985 BC/BS of ND 1,442.34 86 Acme Tools 125.43 87 Avenet Web Solutions 450.00 88 Business Forms & Acct 115.19 89 Void 0 27990 Dacotah Paper 68.22 91 Dale's Small Engine910.00 92 Jim's Super Valu 15.91 93 Kringstad Ironworks 849.50 94 Void 0 95 Leon's Bldg Center 112.88 96 Lon's Hdwr 15.09 97 MDU 919.47 98 " Newman Traffic Signs 246.86 99 Northdale Oil Inc 5,902.64 28000 North Star Coop 1,342.36 01 Polar Comm 530.69 02 PR Imp 1,991.13 03 Quill Corp26.24 04 Glenn Rest 250.00 05 WC Auditor 13,007.67 06 WC Hwy Dept 110.00 07 WC Press 475.08 08 CRA Payment Center 67.63 09 NDPERS 117.78 28010 PR Airport Auth 2,271.15 11 PR Park Dist 2,058.08 12 PR Public Library 2,458.73 13 Special Funds 4,615.30 14 St Improve Dist #7 6,473.47 15 Wat & Sew Impv Dist 767.30 16 Discovery Benefits 76.67 17 NDPERS 90.17 18 NDPERS 1,187.59 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 2-15- 14 GFMU 1,086.40 1556 Shelley MacDonald 60.23 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 2-28- 14 GF 21.64 1557 Galen Bosh OT 10.82 1558 Wade Kalgard OT 126.57 1559 Peter Kelly OT 280.04 1560 Stefan Linstad OT 159.25 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 2-28- 14 OT 142.25 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 2-28- 14 GFMU 917.57 A.W. Municipal Utilities 5,139.16 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 32094 BC/BS of North Dakota 3,463.86 95 Roger A. Johnson 264.95 96 After Prom Party 25.00 97 Alexander House 474.78 98 AmeriPride Serv, Inc 234.75 99 Aqua-Pure Inc. 1,449.54 32100 Bank of ND 975.00 01 Bank of ND 5,775.00 02 Bank of ND 7,635.00 03 Border States Elec Sup 69.00 04 115.19 05 06 O7 Business Forms & Acct Cardmember Serv 237.20 City of Fargo 28.00 Consolidated Waste, LTD 16,968.30 08 Discovery Benefits 22.00 09 Hawkins Inc 1,309.49 32110 Patricia Hensel 74.56 11 Jim's Super Valu 80.07 12 Lagoon Maintenance 1,588.84 13 Void 0 14 Light & Water Dept 4,809.49 15 Lon's Hardware 91.66 16 Municipal Utilities 177.11 17 NDSPLS 15,899.O0 18 NDPERS 18.57 19 Nodak Elec Coop 6,139.58 32120 Northdale Oil, Inc 438.24 21 North Star Coop 465.87 22 Polar Comm 177.96 23 PR Square 122.89 24 Quill Corp28.24 25 Thatcher Co Of Montana 8,483.20 26 Vessco, Inc 147.06 27 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 28 Water Rev Bd Fd Phase II 3,450.00 29 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 32130Water Sys Rep& Rep 1,500.00 31 NDPERS 564.84 32 Verizon Wireless 50.40 33 NDWPCC40.00 34 Discovery Benefits 281.65 35 General Fund 5,139.16 36 NDPERS 592.45 37 NDPERS 4,061.39 38 Postmaster 262.86 6973-81 Salaries 2-15-14 11,268.60 6982 Galen Bosh OT 299.48 6983 Joshua Irvine OT 191.08 6984 Wade Kalgard OT 243.18 6985 Peter Kelly OT 190.53 6986 Stefan Linstad OT 408.68 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) OT 377.01 6987-95 Salaries 2-28-14 11,268.60 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 2-28- 14 3,737.19 A.W. ACH Charge 12.25 A.W. NMPA 157,039.89 SPECIAL FUNDS: 3368 WC Treasurer 517.52 3369 WC Treasurer 1,515.46 3370 WC Press 220.50 3371 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 15,967.41 STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2013-1 /135TH 3009 Knife River Materials 92,097.55 WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2012-1 1010 Arntson Stewart Wegner PC 3,562.85 Mayor Stenvold called on Sara Braaten-Johnston to present information on an erosion fix to river bordering properties along Eugene Ave and Oak Lane owed by Bruce & Mary Heggen, Bob & Kimberly Lundquist, Ron Dvorak, Richard & Karen Moe, John & Janice Meagher, Mike Otto and Paula Otto, and David Bruce. Braaten-Johnston presented pictorial proof, dated May 2013 & July 2013, to show that the river channel has significantly shifted due to spring runoff and rainfall flooding. Several things can be done to correct or slow the erosion such as resetting the channel back to where it was, taking rocks from the channel and placing them on the banks and re-establishing vegetation to help stop further erosion. Grant pre-planning time would run spring/summer/fall and would be submitted for consideration. The project cost is estimated at $200,000 to $375,000 and would qualify for federal and state grants reducing the cost to the seven property owners. If approved for funding, the construction phase would start in the summer of 2015. She felt the project was a good one as it would be a multi-benefit project. Each home owner will be charged a $1,000 application fee and Braaten-Johnston felt $5,000 would get the process started. Byron moved to pay $5,000 from the Sales Tax Capital Improvement fund towards the application fees. Blake seconded and upon roll call vote Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Byron, and Anderson, voted aye and Lundquist abstained citing a conflict of interest. Motion carried. S Currie explained the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Firm Electric Service Contracts. This would reserve Park River's existing Contract Rate of Delivery (CROD), and extend the long-term firm electric service contract from January 1,2021 through December 31, 2050. Byron moved to approve a resolution authorizing Amendment No. 2 and Revision 1 to Exhibit C to the current Firm Power Service Contract No. 90- BAO-421 between the Western Area Power Administration and the City of Park River, North Dakota. Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote, Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, and Anderson all voted aye. Motion carried. Hillcrest Country Club presented a Liquor License application along with a check for $600.00 to the City Council for approval. Knutson moved to approve the Liquor License for the Hillcrest Country Club. Byron seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried The Planning and Zoning Committee are asking the Council to clarify if they are to write and recommend the amendment to Ordinance 3. a to exempt all animals or just chickens. The Council only wants chickens to be addressed in the recommendation. Council discussed what to do about the Gillespie farm which was annexed into the City of Park River. T Larson, found in former City Attorney Roy Neste's "History of the Park River City Council" that Ordinance 3.a was passed in 1944. Council felt there may have been a gentleman's agreement made but that nothing was put in writing. Byron moved to grant the Gillespie farm an exemption to Ordinance 3.a and allow them to keep their animals as long as the farm stays in the Gillespie family and complies with all other ordinances. Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Anderson moved to accept the Pledge of Securities from First United Bank dated 1-31-14. Knutson seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Lundquist moved to approve a $25.00 donation from the Municipal Utilities Fund to the After Prom Party. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. City Attorney Steve Currie reviewed the ND Dept of Transportation Cost Participation & Maintenance Agreement, for the overly of State Highway 17, Park River City Section with the Council. The cost share to the City will be approximately $40,726.18. His recommendation to the Council was that they approve the agreement as presented. Lundquist moved to approve the agreement. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. D Larson and S Currie presented the engineering service agreement from AE2S for the design and basic service cost of a new water tower, pump, and transmission lines. AE2S felt the City should move forward with the project to receive favorable bids. The City received a 50% grant from the State of North Dakota towards the water tower project. The engineering fees estimated in the agreement show engineering for pre and post construction at $210,000 and basic services and final design cost at $200,000. Blake felt the engineering fees were on the high side and that a maximum amount should be set that could not be exceeded. Blake was asked to look over the agreement costs with D Larson. Blake moved to approve the agreement subject to the City Attorney's approval. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Stenvold informed the Council that he visited with W.C. Sheriff Lauren Wild. Wild would like to put specialized GPS systems into the Park River units which would provide the department with information regarding use of the vehicles. It would show if there is a problem with the vehicle, when oil should be changed, how many miles the car has driven or been parked and would provide an accurate map of travel. Each unit would cost about $420 plus a monthly maintenance charge of $28 per unit. Berg asked for the Council's permission to have an additional person authorized to sign for all banking activities on all of the City's accounts. Currently T Larson and Mayor Stenvold are the only people authorized to sign for banking activities. With T Larson out for an undetermined amount of time due to illness, checks still need to be generated for payroll and associated operating costs. Councilman Blake moved to approve a resolution authorizing Park River City Council President Dwight Byron to sign for all City of Park River banking activities on all bank accounts. Councilman Knutson seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion Carried Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:47 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, Deputy City Auditor (March 26, 2014)