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April 21, 2009 The Press Page 7 WALSH COUNTY VOLUNTEERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR CONTINUING RECOVERY EFFORTS Park River Fire Department Personnel (L-R) Corey Hell, Kelly Houser (Asst Fire Chief), and (L-R) Roger Hahn, Dean Jelinek, and Mike Twohy survey the river downstream from the Dale Holand look over a map of the area of the south branch of the Park River just before head- pickup. The Park River Fire Department was instrumental in the emergency brief held last ing out on the emerency brief held on location at the Texas type crossing 4 miles west & 112 mile Monday evening with efforts of informing local EMS and responders of the situation (Photo: north of the City of Park River. Larry Biri) t+ !i!!iii/i i .... , ..... The mood was somber at the Park River Fire Hall last Monday evening as area firefight- ers and ambulance personnel gathered to listen to Park River Fire Chief Jeff Dahlen Emergency Crews walked the south shore of the swollen south branch of the Park River where Udby's picku p was washed off a Texas type crossing early last Sunday NOTICE TO CREDITORS VAI.I.EY PUBLIC SCHOOl t~ III reviewed the financial reports. MSC: approve evaluation Assuming a roll call Estad-Niemann to approve financial vote-Vote unanimous reports. Assuming a roll call vote-Vote SECOND READING OF SUMMER unanimous POLICY; MSC: Shephard- Goodoien to REVIEW OF BILLS: approve second reading of summer policy General Fund-Payroll Direct Deposit & Assuming a roll call vote-Vote unanimous EFTPS NOTICE OF RECOGNITION; MSC: 2/9/09 Direct Deposit $20,094.16; Estad-Oberg to recognize VTA as repre- ~. EFTPS $4,734.81: Payee Check # 11508- sentative ~ganization for negotiations. 11510 $4,552.01 Assuming aroll call vote-Vote unanimous 2/23/09 Payroll Check #11527-11540 APPROVAL OF ELECTION DATE; $11,187.18 Direct Deposit $41,945.28 MSC: Oberg-Niemann to set election date EFTPS $11,742.11 Payee Check #11541- as June 9. 2009 in Hoopla and to place on 11544 $7,747.49 the ballot publishing the minutes, and to Accounts payable increase the mill levy on the Building Fund 2/9/09 Check #11482-11507up to 15 mills if needed. Assuming a roll call $3,3,337.22; 2/19/08 Check #11511-11526 vote-Vote unanimous $8,258.54:2/26/09 Check # 11545-11554 Next School Board Meeting-April 9 73 Sewer Dist #95-1 3.488.62 74 St improvement Dist #7 14.283.51 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 3-15-09 1.260.73 EFTPS (WH. SS. MED~ 3-31-09 1.193.57 A.W. Muniooal Utilities7.570.13 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 29252 BC/eS o1' ND 4.40502 53 ND Water & Pollution 40.00 54 NDPERS 637.50 55 NDPERS 1,562.30 56 After Prom Party 25.00 57 Alexander House 620.45 58 Amber Muooz 53.01 59 AmeriPdde Unen 183.06 29260 Benyon Data Systems 50.00 61 Bernadette Hanson 16.25 62 Bob's Body Shod 87.00 63 Border State Electric 413.40 64 Cardmember Services 221.60 65 City of Fargo 28.00 66 Consolidated Waste13.557.46 67 Credit Plan-wayne's 1.29 transportation, construct more ground level after them Names and venues were dis- housing as Park River has and enhance cussed and will be decided at a later date. opportunities for people with disabilities. After review, the Employee Relations The Council thanked Sticha and Watt for Committee decided to amend the salary the information, adjustment recommendations for several of Mayor Stenvold asked Business the city employees: A merit increase, for Manager Tom Larson to read the following years of service, of $3,000 per year in addi- requests for property tax abatements, lion to the 3% yearly increase to Roger A. Karen Paterson submitted a request for Johnson and Stefan Linstad retroactive to abatement in the amount of $13,700 on her the first of the year. A bonus increase, for property located on 507 Hilltop Drive for the. uncompensated overtime he performs, of 2008 tax year. Larson recommended low- $2,400 per year in addition to the 3% year- ering the true and full value of the property ly increase to Dennis Larson retroactive to from $73.700 to $68.700. Knutson moved the first of the year. Praska moved to to approve Larson's recommendation on approve the Committees recommenda- Peterson's abatement request. Praska lions Anderson seconded, and upon roll seconded, and upon ,otl call vote all voted call vote. all voted aye. Motion carried Park River, ND 58270 284-6333 ph. 284-6091 fax. explain the purpose and goals of the emergency brief before heading out to the south morning. As of April 19th, no body has been recove{ed from the search area f(Plioto: branch of the Park River 'to walk the area where Jared Udby s pickup was swept down ', Larry Biri) ' ...... =+ : .... + stream. The Park River Fire Department remains in recovery mode. (Photo: Larry Biri) : " 'i ]r =:~ft,,,rll "~]'~r~-~ ,r~,,-~z-~ 2009, 7:00AM. Hoopla School 68 giscoveryBonetits 48332 aye. Motion carded. Mayor Stenvold read Public Works Director Dennis Larson .IL~Ij,.~_.~ ~1.11 .L~I UILII~;~ The meeting was adjourned. 69 DisceverySenetits 20.00 a request from Beverly Lewis'for property reported to the Council that Barret & "" - $446923 " Respectfully submitted: 29270Easy Way Electronics 8.00 71 Fargo Water Equipment 2,674.53 tax abatement for her property located at Lindsey Spoonland approached him about {)TICI'~ TO CREDITORS I 'Activity Fund BeginningBalance " Gary Barclay, President 72 GraymontWestemCanada 4,507.70 216 Park Ave N. d_ewis qualifies for a receiving water service from the City of 73 Hawkins, inc 3,004.98 Senior Citizens Homestead Credit for the Park River. Spoonlands purchased the for- $1 9,502.91 74 Heartlaed Eye Care 75,00 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH Receipt #14234-14245 totaling Business Manager, Rinde 75 Jim's super Valu 5.07 2008 tax year. Praska moved to approve mar Glen Penas farm approximately 3./4 mile COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA $6,781.30; Check # 8340-8351 totaling (Aori1212009~" 76 Killoran Trucking 9,544.80 Lewis's request for the 2008 property tax south of Park River. After discussion th0 $3,079.99 Month End Balance $23,204.22 .... 77 Kringstad ironworks 1,195.25 abatement. Blake seconded, and upon roll Council asked D. Larson toshoot eleva- 78 Lagoon Maintenance 1,564.76 In the Matter of the Estate of Francis L . Hot Lunch Fund Beginning Balance I ~ ~ ~r~ - 79 Leen's Building Center 21.84 call vote all present voted aye. Motion car- tions and determine the size of line needed, Novak, Deceased. $9,128.34 I LAT OF I ARK I(IVER I 29280Lon'sHd~r 46.72 ried. check with the County about the right-of- 2/17/09 State Reimbursement I 81 Michael Kilmer Const. 6,960.00 Knutson moved to transfer the way along County Road 12B, check with NOTICE TO CREDITORS $2,040.38 2/27/09 VES Receipt # 14372 CITY OF PARK RIVER 82 Morgan Printing 40.00 $876.00; 2/27/09 VHS Receipt #13998 REP-s" ^R P~==~P" H==T=~,~- 83 Municipal Utilities 680.74 American Legion's Liquor License to the Walsh Rural Water District about securing a N 1"1 E I ................... '~'= 84 ND One Call, Inc 3.72 City Hall for the WC Longspurs Banquet on release and inform Spoonlands that they O C S HEREBY GIVEN that the $2,942.90 totahng $5,859.28 Check # MARCH 9 2009 85 ND ST Fire & Tornado 647.27 3/28/2009. Blake seconded, and upon roll would be responsible for all costs associat- undersigned has been appointed personal 6580-6598 $5,041.33 Month End Balance , 86 NDPERS 637.50 representative of the above estate All per- $9946.29 ~ _ , 87 NDPERS 637.50 call vote, all voted aye. Motion carded, ed with the project if the" request is i ne Qty of Park Rwer held their regular sons having claims against the said MSC: Niemann- Oberg to verify review. 88 NDPERS 20.97 The Park River Sales Tax Committee approved by the Council. 89 Nodak Electric Coop 4,977.44 recommended that the city council approve With no further busines..~ the meeting deceased are required to present their of bills Assuming a roll call vote-Vote unan- meeting of the Park River City Council on 29290North Star Coop 489.61 claims within three (3) months after the date imous Monday, March 9, at 7:30 P.M. 91 Northdaie Oi{, ~nc 55.93 the final pledge to ND Community Works in adjourned at 9:12 PM. of the first publication of this notice or said ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to 92 Northern WaterWorks 2,787.94 the amount of $3,000. ND Community ...... _ 93 Polar Communications 154.71 Works provides gap financing on housing Dan StenvoTd~/'Vlayor ......... ---- claims will be forever barred. Claims must Supenntendent Oistad, II1, handed out order with the following present: Praska, 94 Pristine water Solutions 781.66 either be presented to Virgil R. Novak, Valley Elementary teaching staff letter con- Blake, Knutson. Anderson, City Attorney 95 Quill Corp 12.72 loans that can be accessed by our local ATTEST: Personal Representative of the estate, cerning the future of replacing the second Steve Carrie, Public Works Director Dennis 96 samson Electric, LTD 50.68 lending institutions. If you do not provide 97 water Bd Fd 054,830.00 funds for the program, you cannot access it. Tom Larson, City Auditor . 6221136th Ave NE, Pisek, ND 58273 or grade teacher next school year. Discussion Larson, Business Manager Tom Larson, 96 water imp Dist #95-1 1,500.00 filed with the court, was held on the possible combination of and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg Meagher by Meagher moved to approve the $3,000 fourth and fish grades for the next year. conference call Absent Bvron 99 water Rev Bd Fd Phase It 3,450.00 29300Water Sur-Chg Fd 4,000.00 pledge for 2009 for ND Community Works. DATED this 9th day of April 2009 " Board directive was to advertise for second Pr " " " o~ wc Press 212.73 Knutson seconded, and upon roll call vote, ' ........... aska moved to approve the minutes 02 Ye Olde Medicine Center 3.63 i VirgU R. Novak g;at e [ema;nti r g r2aeX~bYeanr ~ ~c~url c:Idpo~1~ Omf::ten Febr u )are~s2nte2009 ~;g U;anr Cou n c,103 Verizon Wireless 42.91 all voted aye. Motion carded. Personal Representative Consultants Larry Klundt and Kent, g p .... . . rs secone- o4 General Fund 7,570.13 Northern Municipal Power Agency, the 05 Postmaster 3o4.50 City's electric power supplier, has informed Hjelmstad to gather information concerning PC, ane upon ro, ca, vote, ati voted aye. 5673 Galen Bosh O.T18.66 I TRACY L LAAVEG possible reorganization with Edinburg. This ... , , ........ 5674 Roger A Johnson O.T. 403.24 the City that the wholesale electric rates will iv]otlon carried ~aKe move(] ~0 approve me rotiowmg 5675 stefan Linstad O.T. 222.20 be increasing thirteen percent effective ~. ,~.. ,, _ _._ ATTORNEY AT LAW board meeting will be held April 1 at 10:00 EFTPS 0NH, SS. MED)O.T. 91.66 March 20, 2009. Larson is recommending 1~ O N m M 1 S E,~ P.O. BOX 127 am in Hoopla. Preliminary NDSA reports bills for payment. Anderson seconded, and 5676-5683 Salaries 3-15-09 9,425.07 PARK RIVER ND 58270 were handed out and reviewed with the upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion EFTPS (WH, SS, MED)1,945.30 an average ten percent across the board . , Attomey for the Petitioner board. No flood insurance was purchased carried. " 5683-5692 Salaries 9,656.20 retail rate ~ncrease at th~s t~me. Knutson . _ EFTPS (WH, SS, MED 3-31-09 2,051.20 moved to approve the second reading of an | due to the directive of the board. State Fire GENERAL FUND: A,W. ACH Charge' 10,15 ..... AN ! S S U E- . 25942 BC/BS of ND 2 233 88 (Apnl 21, 28, May 5, 2009) Marshal Report results were gwen; correc- 43 NDPERS 7~z~ ~ A.W. NMPA 93,066.84 orotnance to =ncrease all retail rate compo- lions have been made. Advertising for an 44 AmedPride Linen 26 29 A.W. Check Returned NSF 200.00 nents an average of ten percent effective 0 11 11 ~ t _ Elementary Secretary has been placed in 45 Avenet, LLC 396.00 March 1, 2009. Blake seconded and upon ~..~[~SC'r~Oe .~o(~l,a~. I AI I.EY PUBLIC SCHOOI! newspapers. ESP Program was discussed 46 Bob's Body Shop 168.00 SPECIAL FUNDS: 3083 PR Park District 10,000.00 Public Works Director Dennis Larson I ......................... I and .board directive was not to pursue it at ~ C:c~d~l1p~o~ra~n:s Varlety~.~44 3082 05 Sales Tax Revenue Bd Fd 11,774.49 roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. this t~me. 49 Dale's Small Engine Repair zK~,00 informed the Council that spdng cleanup VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL Elementary School report was given by 25950 Jim's Super vaiu 32.79 Brenda Watt and Mona Sticha, partici- would be held the week of April 27. Larson REGULAR BOARD MEETING Pnn' c'pal~ Jackson. Kenzie Martinson placed 5251NDLcKnngstad" ~ronworks, =nc 2591 .0075 pants in the LENS (Learning, Experiencing, requested that people call into the plant on . MARCH 12, 2009 HOOPLE SCHOOL _second in the. county_ Spelling.~. .,Bee,. and will ~........ North ~tar L;oop Z,/lb.b~-='- - Exploring, Networking, Strategizing and or before Monday, April 27 for scheduling 1 ,-~ __ ~,,, ,~,~ m ounty. De competing at tne b'[ate bpel,ng Bee. 54 Northdale Oil Inc 39735 Sharing) project; presented a report to the the removal of large items. City Attorney " PRESENT: Barclay, Goodoien, Estad, Laura Hinkel, Kadee Gullickson, and 55 officeofST.~ud~tor 165.00 Council on the findings of the study. The Steve Curne recommended having the WC r~ _ r ,'~ _,,__(b'~o P,,-~ Oberg, Shephard, Pastorek, and Niemann Shayna Phelps placed second as a team at 56 Polar comm. 425.79 UU[ Of k~OU[tty.q~Jo.uu 57 PR Community Club 42 00 Others present, Superintendent/Pnncipal Math Counts Competition held in Grafton. ~ ~ ..... ~+ ,,~ ~:; ~ study included the communities of Cavalier, Sheriffs clepartment tag abandoned vehi- " i t .......................... Grafton and Park River. Some of the des at this time. Out of State: ,~42.00 O s ad, Ill, High School, Elementary Valley NWEA testing date will be in April. 59 Quill Corp 47132 issues covered in the study included educa- Praska moved to approve a $25.00 " " "~-- Principal Jackson, Business Manager COMMI'I-I-EE REPORTS: 2596oGlenn Rost 250100 i 61 Strata Concrete1 279 80 e Rinde, Teachers Val GuUickson and Maren Vocational-Barclay reported. , . tion, healthcare, social capital, transporta- donation to the After Prom Party. Anderson ~, O son Patrons- Jeff Hurtt Bnan and Stacy Sports Co-op- Jackson reported 62 WCAudit~ 20,41044tion, housing, employment, recreation and seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted ' ' 63 wc Hwy uept 7OO.OO leisure. Some of the positives in the study aye. Motion carried. ReUly, Bemie and Leigh Knngstad and Bob Building and Grounds-Superintendent 64 wc Press 43262 JacksonPresident Barclay called the meet- Oistad, III reported. Update on date for 65 PR VeterinaryClinic 56.~ included low commute time, good medical Mayor Stenvold read a thank you note . ing to order, installation on the elementary doors was 65 Void Void care available, excellent schools and great from the Amencan Legion Auxiliary for the . " 67 MDU 830 57 MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 12, 2009 given by Pastorek. New sink and counter 68 PRAirgortAuthority 210546 community support. Some of the areas donation to the Coliseum roofing project. Walsh Count-, Press MEETING: MSC: Goodoien-Shephard to top in the kitchen at the Elementary will be 69 PR Park District 3'478"24 where improvement is needed include find- Mayor Stenvold read a letter to the " ] approve as written and mailed. Assuming a installed March 20th. 25970PR Public Library 3:905:28 ing ways to bring our youth back into the Council that suggested honoring formerPC BOX 49 roll call vote-Vote unanimous SUPERINTENDENT SUMMATIVE 71 Sales Tax Fund5.445.33 area. improve our regional image, public CITY OF PARK RIVER FINANCIAL REPORTS: Supt. Oistad, EVALUATION: MSC: Estad-Shephard to 72 special Funds 18.922.33 mayors by naming a public building or park