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APRIL,17, 201 3 THE PRESS PAGE 5 PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The 2013 Walsh County 4-H Project Expo was held Friday, April 12th in Park River. There were 38 projects on dis- play, representing the different inter- ests ofWalsh Count 4-Hers. In this event, 4-H members set up an educational display to "tell a sto- W" about a 4-H project they are en- rolled in, and then are questioned by iudges on their knowledge of the sub- ject. Walsh County 4-H'ers cre- atively represented projects from ice fishing, poultry and horsemanship to foods, computers, crafts, wood- working and horticulture. The following youth received high honors in their category. Winners will advance to the State Fair com- petition in July. 8-10 Year Olds: Grand Champions: Olivia Napi- er, Grafton; Eric Swartz, Park River Reserve Champions: Kaleb Hod- ny, Lankin; Marit Ellingsqn, Dahlen' Honorable Mention: Zach Zik- mund, Pisek; Jonah Zikmund, Pisek 11-12 Year Olds: - Grand Champions: Halley Narloch, Drayton; Seth Nelson, Grafton Reserve Champions: Sydney Beneda, Lankin; Gretchen Brum- mond, Park River Honorable Mention: Rachel' Beneda, Trevor Knudson and Klose, Hoople; Sam Hodek, Fairdale; Allyson Durkin. Center: 4-H Proj- Eva Sobak, Fairdale; Weston Napi- er, Grafton; Kristen Larson, Hoople; Deven Johnson, Grafton; Julia Kop- pang, Adams Teen ' Grand Champions: Zach Nelson, Grafion; Hayley Fingarson, Edinburg Reserve Champions: Becky Klose, Hoople; Tim Hodek, Fairdale Honorable Mentions: Beatrice Kjelland, Park River; Esten and Bai- ley Beneda, Lankin; Trevor and Tay- lor Knudson, both ofDahlen; Allyson Durkin, Inkster; and Miehaela An- derson, Graft0n Serving as judges were Karen Abrahamson, Pat Hinkle, Samanth Lahman andBecky Ratchenski, Cav- alier; Katrina Hodny, Grafion; and Sue Fagerholt, Hoople. Walsh County 4-H has over 100 Top : 4-H Project Expo Teens: Front Row (L to R) Hayley Fingar- son, Michaela Anderson, Beatrice Kjelland, Kaitlyn Nelson, Taylor Knudson and Bailey Beneda. Back Row (L to R) Becky Klose, Tim Hodek, Zach Nelson, Esten ect Expo 11-12 year olds: Front Row (L to R) Eva Sobak, Sara Hodek, Seth Nelson, Deven John- son, Halley Narloch, Caden Ostlie. Back Row (L to R) Rachel Klose, Sydney Beneda, Kristen Larson, Julia Koppang, Gretchen Brum- mond and Weston Napier. Bot- tom: 4-H Project Expo 8-10 year olds (L to R) Levi Napier, Kaleb Hodny, Olivia Napier, Alli Ostlie, Justin KI0se, Eric Swartz, Jonah Zikmund, Zach Zikrnund and Cody Narloch members county-wide. The 4-H program is a youth edu- cation component of the NDSU Ex- tension Service. Photos: Submitted GRAFTON, N.D. -- AgC0un- try Farm Credit Services has do- nated over $14,000 toward hunger relief efforts in eastern North Dako- ta and northwest and west central Minnesota. The Graffon office made a con- tribution to the Walsh County Food Pantry. This is the 23rd year Ag- Country FCS has donated funds to local hunger relief efforts. "The demand at food banks throughout North 'Dakota and Min- nesota continues to increase, par- ticularly during these challenging economic times," says Bob Bahl, President and CEO, AgCourltry Farm Credit Services. "As an agri- cultural cooperative serving farm- ers that put food on our tables," he adds, "we consider it a privilege to help provide for the current and fu- ture hunger needs of our commu- nities." "We are committed to helping solve the challenge of hunger in our community," says Marlene Nie- mann, Senior Loan Officer/Branch Manager, AgCountry Farm Credit Services. "We are pleased to support the Walsh County food pantry in their efforts to create a hunger-flee community," sheadds. AgCountry Farm Credit Servic- es is owned and operated by the ,farmers, ranchers and rural cus- tomers we serve. We provide cred- it and financialservices to more than 12,000 farmers and ranchers through 27 offices in 18 counties in eastern ND and 25 counties in northwest and west central MN. AgCountry also provides agribusiness loans and leases in 42 states nationwide The company, headquartered in Fargo, ND, has managed excess of $4 billion and Over 400 employees. BISMARCK, N.D.- Open- ings are still available for the 2013 Project Food, Land & People (FLP) teacher workshops. The program provides 55 pre- kindergarten through 12th grade lessons Io help .students better un- derstand the interrelationship of the environment, agriculture and peo- ple of the world. The hands-on les' sons are objective in content and promote the development of critlcal thinking. North Dakota State University offers 600 level professional de- velopment credits for the program. Four different workshops are being offered this year. They need not be taken in numerical order: FLP I is the traditional work- shop, an introduction to across the curriculum lessons including a field tr,p. FLP II focuses on land and wa- ter conservation curriculum with many hands-on activities FLP III focuses on food/nutri- tion and consumer science lessons. FLP Institute is a two-day event worth two credits. This will focus on FLP lessons with many additional activities, tours and re- sources. Available workshop openings: Medora, May 29, FLP I Minot, June 5, FLP III Fargo, June 12-13, FLP Insti- tute Fargo, July 31, FLP II All syllabi, a teacher testimony and "online registration are avail- able at Scholarships for the credit fee are available by contacting Gall Bakko at Notice to Creditors (;ilman C. Kittelson e e m IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH representatives of the estate or filed with COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA the Court. ~. Dated this 15th day of March, 201'3 ' In the Matter of the Estate of Gilman C. ' Kittelson, Deceased L;YN~LLE:SHU~ Probate No. 2013-PR-22 Personal Representative NOTICE TOCREDITORS FIRST PUBLICATION ON THE 10 DAY OF April, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal Wes. R. Welch representative of the above estate. All Wes R. Welch, PC persons having claims against the said PO Box 107 deceased are required to present their 201 Briggs Ave. S. claims within three (3) months after the Park River, ND 58270 date of the first publication or said claims (701)284-7833 will be forever barred. Claims must be Attorney for: Personal Representative presented to Lynet4e Shutt, PO Box 41, Minto, ND 58261 personal (April 10, 17, and 24, 2013) We. - Basement Waterproofing Basement Humidity & Mold Control Basement Finishing Slab and Sidewalk Lifting ', I~=aGom~t gil~r.uo*- ~mrcml RopaiP= 8 I~r'Rwl G.pzzco Rmp=i. Basement lk FouAdat|as ~dalllsd~ Interest-Free' FINANCING m mmmm m mm f mmum ||m| |mmm| ummmmmmmmnmmmm|~ Advertise in The Press today mm m | m | m | [mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmlmmmmnmmmlmmmmmmd City of Park river Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH 8,705.83 DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL 15 Wayne's Variety 1.09 MEETING, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013 16 Walsh County Auditor AT 7:30 P.M. 10,209.87 17 Walsh County Highway Dept 110.00 18 Walsh County Press The City of Park River held their 349 32 regular meeting of" the Park River City 19 Welch's Bakery 8.25 Council on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 27620 NDPERS 250.00 7:30 P.M 11 Discovery Benefits 665.27 12 NDPERS 21,616.99 Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to 13 NDPERS 21,616.99 order with the following present: Lorton, 1470Cledith Carlson 95,74 Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron,1471- Roger A Johnson 102.91 Anderson, City Attorney S. Currie, Public 1472Robert Kubat 98.65 Works Director Dennis Larson, andEFTPS (WH,SS,MED)3-15- Deputy Auditor A. Berg. Absent, Business 13 GF 49.26 Manager Tom Larson. Guests, WC 1473 Galen Bosh OT92.42 Sheriff Lauren Wild and PR Park District 1474 Joshua Irvine OT 79.91 Board. " 1475 Stefan Linstad OT 193.25 1476 JeffreyWilmer OT 337.58 Lundquist moved to approve the EFTPS (WH,SS,MED)3-15- minutes of the February 11,2013 Regular 13 GF OT49.26 Council meeting as presented. Blake EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 3-15- seconded, an~d upon roll call vote, all 13 GF MU 1,631.30 voted aye. Motion carried. 1477 Cledith Carlson 34.19 1478 Roger A Johnson 36.75 Blake moved to approve the following 1479 Robert Kubat 35.23 bills for payment. Anderson seconded, 1480 Shelley MacDonald 94.40 and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 3-31- Motion carried. 13 GF 47.72 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 3-31- GENERAL FUND: 13 GF MU 1,201.38 27595 BC/BS of North Dakota A.W. Municipal Utilities 7,480.35 1,631.69 96 Bob's Body Shop 2,442.86 97 Daie's Small Engine Repair 455.00 98 Hansons Auto & Implement 16.98 99 Kringstad Ironworks INc 1,292.44 27600 Lon's Hardware 91.37 01 Montana Dakota Utilities 709.92 02 Northdale Oil, Inc 3,368.64 03 North Star Coop 1,388.61 04 Polar Communications 520.77 05 Park River Airport Authority 2,527.57 06 PR Community Club 36.00 07 PR Implement, LLC 690.73 08 PR Park District 2,391.49 09 PR Public Lib(ary 2,856.77 27610 PR Veterinary Clinic 180.00 11 Glenn Rost 250.00 12 Samson Electric LTD 665.27 13 Special Funds 21,616.99 14 Street Improvement District #7 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 31575 BC/BS'of North Dakota 3,250.01 76 RogerA. Johnson 217.15 77 AFTER PROM PARTY 25.00 78 AmeriPride Services, Inc 112.18 79 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 15,881.55 31580 Ethanol Products, LLC 3,038.14 81 Graymont Western Canada, Inc ' 51483.86 82 Gary or Pam Groth 85.67 83 Hawkins INC 940.62 84 Jim's Super Valu 14.22 85 Lagoon Maintenance 1,757.49 86 Leon's Building Center, Inc 181.24 87 Light & Water Dept 1,154.06 ,88 Lon's Hardware 29.36 89 Municipal Utilities 54.68 31590 Nalco Company 131.10 91 ND On~ Call-Inc. 2.50 92 NDPERS 18.33 93 6,063.17 94 95 96 146.61 97 98 1,306.80 99 59.65 Nodak Electric Cooperative ' father. Councilmen stated that citizens in Northdale Oil, Inc 209.10 their wards are complaining about dogs North Star Coop ' 385.03 running at large and constant barking by Polar Communications some dogs. Wild informed Council members to tell residents to call the WC PR Implement, LLC 38.02 Sheriff's office in Grafton and register a Pristine Water Solutions complaint, without a complaint it is hard to determine who owns the animal in Pedro or Elizabeth Rodriquez question. The City of Park River has laws addressing both dog(s) at large and barking dog(s). Ordinance 3.b.1 Section 1.3 defines Thatcher Company of Montana . dogs at large as follows; at large shall be intended to mean off the premises of the Water Bond Fund 05 owner and not under the control of the owner or member of his immediate family Water RevBond Fund Phase II either by leash, cord, chain, or like manner. Ordinance 3.b.1 Section 2, states Running at large prohibited. No owner or keeper of a dog shall permit such dog to run at large at any time upon 31600 T&R Electric Supply Co. Inc 6,518,00 01 7,906.80 02. 4,830.00 03 3,450.00 04 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 05 Water System Repair & Replace 1,500.00 06 Xerox Corporation 73.01 07 General Fund 3,037.21 08 NDPERS 501.26 09 Verizon Wireless 44.41 31610 Postmaster 246.27 11 Discovery Benefits 267.45 12 Discovery Benefits 27.50 13 General Fund 7,480.35 14 NDPERS 548.20 15 NDPERS 3,024.34 6722-30 Salaries 3-15-13 11,271.77 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 3-15- 13 2,902.89 6731 Galen Bosh OT 88.68 ,6732Wade Kalgard OT69.91 6733 Stefan Linstad OT 128.18 6734 Jeffrey Wilmer OT 10.62 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 3-15- 13 134.32 6735-43 Salaries 3-15-13 11,271.77 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED).3-31- 13 ,3,314.81 A.W ACH Charge 11.65 A.W. NMPA ' 152,479.70 SPECIAL FUNDS: 3316 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 12,269.69 WC Sheriff Lauren Wild presented information to the Council regarding the Level 3 Sex Offender who is living in Park River. Wild informed the Council that Ricky Edward .Olson has completed his sentence, has no probation, and has no restrictions regarding where he can live. Olson is in town to care for his injured the streets, public places, public ways, school gr()unds, or upon the private premises of any person other than the owner or keeper of such~log. Ordinance 3.b.1 Section 3. Defines barking dog(s) as follows; Dogs declared to be a nuisance. Any dog is hereby declared a public nuisance within the City of Park-River which 1). Shall frighten, annoy, bark at, or chase any person or vehicle, or 2) Shall by loud and frequent yelping, barking, or howling annoy any person. Wild stated if the dog(s) cannot be captured, but the dog(s) owner is.known, the owner will be notified in person by an officer. The phone number to the Walsh County Sheriff's office is 701.352.2041. Concerns regarding illegally made turns and running stop signs were-also discussed. Many drivers have been observed, running stop signs and turnlng illegally in the middle of a street. The only legal turn allowed is one made at an intersection. The possibility of an accident occurring was the most pressing concern expressed. Wild expressed the need to order a new vehicle as the oldest unit is now seven years old. He would replace the car with a Ford Explorer and also install a new camera. The City of Park River included the price of a new vehicle in the 2013 budget. Terry Lund submitted a request for tax abatement on his property located at 123 Wedge Avenue North and is asking that the true and full value be reduced from $17,000 to $3,000 for the 2012 tax year. Lund purchased the property and is asking for the reduction as the structures were removed prior to the purchase City Assessor T Larson agreed with lowering the true and full value of the structures to zero and leaving the land vafued at $3,000. Knutson moved to approve the tax abatement request from Terry Lund. Lorton seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Information regarding the Lyric Theatre survey was presented to the Council. The Lyric Theatre has a long history of providing entertainment to the people of Park River and the surrounding area. The Lyric is at a crossroads and is in need of an upgrade. The film industry is in the process of converting to a digital format which requires the purchase of a new projector. The cost of this is approximately $75,000 but hopes are that the price of the projector will come down some. Additional upgrades such as seating and bathroom renovations are also needed. Residents are asked to please complete the survey to help them make decisions as they move forward. Planning of the July 4th Celebration was discussed. Berg informed the Council that there will be no Polka Fest at the Legion Coliseum this year. The Briggs Ave bar owners have apparently booked a band for the July 3rd street dance. Berg mentioned there are fewer activities happening during the celebration due to less people and groups Wanting to be involved. Contacting and booking of participating attractions starts in January and continuesuntil the schedule is finalized in early June. After Council discussion, Mayor Stenvold asked each Council member to find or submit the names of two people willing to serve on a July 4th planning committee. This group would need to be formed and staff the following committees; Finance, Rides & Entertainment, Concessions, Advertising, Parade, Security, and Sanitation. Many volunteers are needed so please contact a Council member if you wish to help. . Knutson moved to approve a $25.00 donation from the Municipal Utilities Fund to the After Prom Party. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Byron provided information on the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program to help pay for improving 135th Ave NE from Hwy 17 to the Walsh Grain Terminal. Currie is waiting for some information from Bond Counsel regarding the best way to set up the funding which, may require a special assessment distdct be established and use the PILOT to pay back the special assessments. Mayor Stenvold reported that he signed the environmental impact paperwork and it has been sent to the Economic Development Administration (EOA) to be part of our application for funding assistance from them. A Notice to Competitors has been published in the Walsh County Press and a hearing will be held on Walsh Grain Terminal's PILOT application on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm in the City Council Room. The Park River Park District Board appeared before the Council and is seeking information about the possibility of hiring a full-time employee whose work load would be divided between the Park Board, Hockey Arena, and the City of Park River Many questions were raised during the discussion as to ,employer responsibility and allocation of wages and benefits. Mayor Stenvold stated the idea has some merit but that the Council would like to wait until Business Manager T Larson returns and discuss the logistics of the idea. Lundquist asked Public Works Director D Larson if any work can be done on the railroad crossing just north of Park River on County Road 12 at the same time as the 2014 overlay work and installation of the engineered railroad crossing on Hwy 17. Larson replied it is not included in the project at this time, but he will contact the railroad and ask about repairing the crossing. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:43 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, Deputy City Auditor (April 17, 2013)