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Pase I0 SPORTS mi..![i:: \\;A/ALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015, Blue Knigl00 LA00es Top: Luke Heuchert slides into the tag applied by Aggies third baseman Chadie Thomp- son. Bottom Left: Jackson Hankey dives for a line drive hit by St Thomas-Drayton- Valley/Edinburg's Luke Heuchert. The Aggies fell 10-9 tothe Blue Knights in Park River. Bottom Middle: Pitcher Abraham Hankey lobs the ball to first base after fielding a roller hit back to the mound by a Blue Knight batter. Bottom Right: Blue Kni hts Ben Phelps fires the ball to first base for an out. The Aggies also have suffered eady se n Iossesto Mayville- Portland-Clifford-Galesburg 11-9 and Hatton-Northwood 12-6. Photos: Larry Bid CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Councilmen Lorton, Blake, Knutson, and Anderson, City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson, City Attorney T Laaveg, Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Larson, and Auditor Ann Berg. Absent; Lundquist, Byron. Others; Wanda Kratochvil, Daryl Larson, Jon Markusen. Knutson moved and Blake seconded to approve the following minutes; February 9, 2015 Regular Council with the following deletion to read as, Knutson moved and Byron seconded to approve "the second reading of an ordinance to" "a 15.50 increase" to the water base rate; February 12, 2015 Bid Opening; February 19, Special Meeting-Mayo Construction; February 24, 2015 Special Meeting- Paving Bids; and February 24, 2015 Council Retreat minutes with the following. - addition to read as, Other information brought up, "which will be addressed at a future regular Council meetings," included a city emergency plan. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Anderson moved and Lorton seconded to approve the financial reports as presented. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Blake moved and Anderson seconded to approve the following bills for payment. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. General Fund: 28475 BC/BS of North Dakota 1,565.08 76 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 750.00 77 Galen Bosh 37.50 78 Business Forms & Accounting 122.46 79 Productivity Plus Account 294.41 28480 Flags USA Inc. 183.00 81 Jolene Halldorson 141.78 82 Jim's Super Valu 58.87 83 Kringstad Ironworks INC 414.74 84 Lon's Hardware 265.46 85 Loren's Appliance & AC Repair 566.00 86 Michael Todd & Company, Inc 798.59 87 Northdale Oil, Inc 783.25 88 North Star Coop 1,509.13 89 Polar Communications 1,172.36 28490 PR Community Club 46.50 91 PR Veterinary Clinic 120.00 92 Glenn Rost 250.00 93 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 181.00 94 Stone's Mobile Radio, Inc 209.70 95 Walsh County Auditor 10,155.78 96 Walsh County Highway Dept 1,045.00 97 Walsh County Press 432.90 98 Welch's Bakery 5.30 99 Montana Dakota Utilities 951.93 28500 NDPERS 90.38 01 PR Park District 1,279.43 02 PR Public Library 2,581.43 03 Special Funds 23,304.71 04 ST Improve Dist 2013-1 163,044.00 05 Water & Sewer Improvement 27,392.87 06 PR Airport Authority 2,698.72 07 Street Improvement District #7 9,529.18 08 Aflac 15.53 09 Discovery Benefits 84.58 28510 NDPERS 65.86 11 NDPERS 1,124.78 1648 Machart, Louis 113.00 EFTPS GF#5 3-15-15 18.72 EFTPS GFMU#5 3-15-15 977.53 1649 Machart, Louis 107.05 EFTPS GiF#6 3-31-15 17.74 EFTPS GFMU#63-31-15 884.65 AW Municipal Utilities 4,925.91 AW ND St Tax Comm 1,212.94 Municipal Utilities: 32703 BC/BS of North Dakota 5,7O8.62 04 NDPERS 17.75 05 PRAHS After-Prom Party 50.00 06 Matt or HeatherAImen 100.00 07 AmeriPride Services, Inc 200.74 08 Aqua-Pure Inc. 1,458.34 09 Border States Electric Supply 42.25 32710 Galen Bosh 37.50 11 City of Fargo 56.00 12 Productivity Plus Account 9.49 13. Consolidated Waste, LTD. 16,337.30 14 Discovery Benefits, Inc 16.50 15 Ferguson Waterworks #2516 2,772.50 16 Graymont (Wl) LLC 5,438.10 17 Hawkins tnc 1,339.53 18 Jim's Super Valu 30.29 19 Kevin Kargel 100.00 32720 Lagoon Maintenance 1,628.19 21 Light & Water Dept 4,258.38 22 Lon's Hardware 125.92 23 Michael Kilmer Const, Inc 4,665.00 24 Municipal Utilities 200.00 25 ND One Call Inc. 6.60 26 ND Rural Water Systems Assoc 225.00 27 Northdale Oil, Inc 261.04 28 North Star Coop 204.88 29 Polar Communications 151.16 32730 PR Community Club 54.00 31 Team Laboratory Chemical Corp 1,420.00 32 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 33 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase II 3,450.00 34 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 35 Water System Repair & Replace 1,500.00 36 Wayne's Variety 150.00 37 NDPERS 292.24 38 Aflac 372.89 39 Discovery Benefits 263.74 32740 General Fund 5,920.40 41 NDPERS 316.76 42 NDPERS 4,435.54 43 Nodak Elec Coop 6,384.10 44 Postmaster 301.66 7288-96 Salaries 3-15-15 11,425.27 EFTPS MU#5 3-15-15- 3,500.01 - 7297 Bell, Corrine N 706.45 EFTPS PKDist#53-15-15 195.43 7298-7306 Salaries 3-31-15 11,459.65 EFTPS MU#6 3-15-15 3,614.17 7297 Bell, Corrine N 706.45 EFTPS PKDist#6 3-31-15 195.43 AW ACH Chg 12.55 AW NMPA 148,595.50 AW NSF Check 133.70 AW NSF Check 220.05 Special Funds: 3428 PR Dev Corp 5,000.00 3429 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 11,955.62 St Imprv Dist #2012-2: 5013 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2012-1 41,364.41 Wat & Sewer Imprv Dist #2012-1: 1014 KLJ, Inc 504.15 1015 Mayo Construction 40,860,26 Water Tower Fund: 10025 Advanced Engineering 21,141.17 10026 Leon's Bldg Ctr 85.50 10027 WC Press 110.76 10028 Naastad Bros Inc 24,350.52 10029 Advanced Engineering 21,878.75 Wanda Kratochvil from Walsh County Public Health provided information to the Council on an alcohol prevention grant they received and on alcohol abuse prevention strategies. The two main concerns in the county are underage drinking and binge drinking in adults. A media campaign called Parents Lead for basic parenting is in the works along with Responsible Beverage Server Training for bar owners. Two ID reader machines are available and will verify if a person is 21 and legal to be purchasing alcohol and also spot fake ID's. The Sales Tax Committee is recommending the following item for the Council's approval: Blake moved and Lorton seconded to accept the Sales Tax Committee's recommendation for a $5,000 housing incentive from the Sales Tax Economic Development Fund to the PR Economic Development Corp who will issue a $5,000 check to Jay and Becky Skorheim. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Anderson on behalf of the City Hall Committee and Halldorson reported they met with Bruce Hagen from ND Dept of Commerce Division of Community Services who conducted an energy audit on several political subdivision buildings. The representative feels the lights and furnaces should be replaced in the City Hall Auditorium and installation of additional insulation in the ceilings of the Fire Dept and both buildings would qualify for an Energy Conservation Grant. Turn- around time for the grant is approximately one week from receipt of the supporting documentation. There is a 50% match requirement and projects are required to have an energy payback of 10 years or less. City Administration presented proposals submitted by Myron Knutson of Public Finance Management (PFM) and Brian Osowski of AMKO Advisors both of Fargo, ND for re-financing of the 2005 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds for the hospital building project. Both proposals will be reviewed by Council and should there be any questions both parties will be contacted for more information or schedule meetings before a decision is made. Kelly and Kathleen Houser are requesting abatement on their property located at 443 Honey Ave S. Housers are asking for the true and full value of the land and improvements decreased from $33,220.00 to $7,500.00 and provided an appraisal from Prairie Appraisal Services. Anderson moved and Blake seconded to approve the abatement on the improvements only thus reducing the true and full value from $29,700.00 to $7,500.00 on the improvements and to leave the land values at their current true and full value of $3,520.00. Knutson moved and Blake seconded to approve a resolution authorizing Mayor Dan Stenvold and City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson to sign for all City of Park River banking activities on all bank accounts and remove Councilmen Dwight Byron and former Auditor Tom Larson from all City accounts. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion Carried. Knutson moved and Blake seconded to donate $50.00 to the PR Area School After-Prom Party. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Daryl Larson presented information to the Council regarding re-planting of trees on the City berms, new developments and parks. Many of the trees have been lost due to disease and had to be removed. Larson found 253 trees need to be replaced/replanted in the area south of Hwy 17 from Code Ave S to Wadge Ave S and will continue checking the rest of the City. Larson checked with the WC Soil Conservation and priced out 120 trees each 4-5' in height. To purchase 40 trees in three different varieties, plant, stake, and wrap the trees would cost approximately $5,800. Berg reported there are funds in the forestry fund to cover the $5,800 cost. Halldorson reported there is a grant up to $10,000 through the ND Forest Service for the 2016 planting season which could be used to continue purchasing trees for the berms. Lorton moved and Anderson seconded to approve using $5,800 of the forestry funds to replace trees and to apply for the Forestry Grant for 2016. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Engineer Jon Markusen of KLJ, Inc. reported on the results of the February 19th meeting with Greg Mayo of Mayo Construction, the City of Park River and KLJ, Inc. At the meeting it was agreed that Mayo Construction's soil sub- contractor was to provide his payroll and expenses to justify charging $30 per cubic yard for the topsoil. No information has been presented to Mayo Construction from the subcontractor and a price of $17 per cubic yard will be paid. Mayo Construction is asking the City to look at reducing or eliminating the liquidated damages charges. Knutson moved and Blake seconded to apply three days of liquidated damages in the amount of $3,300 for the concrete joint sealing work done after the extension given by the City. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C, Polar Communications is asking for permission to close 5th Street East from Briggs Ave S to Railroad Ave W for their annual meeting. Knutson moved and Lorton seconded to approve the request upon notification of the PR Volunteer Fire Dept. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C At 8:54 PM the following members of the PR Park Board joined the meeting; Dr. Nicholas Beneda, Dean Thompson, Andrew Lindell, and Kyle Halvorson. The Board presented the Council with a petition asking to have the City install water and sewer utilities to the premises in the E1/4SW1/4 for the proposed campgrounds and to special assess the costs to the PR Park District. PWD Larson and engineer Jon Markusen gave an estimate of approximately $168,000 to install the utilities and a transformer would cost an additional $20,000. Knutson moved and Blake seconded to accept the Park District petition for a water and sewer and improvement district and to assess the costs to the PR Park District. Upon roll call vote Blake, Knutson and Anderson voted aye with Lorton voting nay. M/C. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:57 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, City Auditor (April, 22, 2015) City Of Park River Bid 0 ening Meeting Minutes CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, BID OPENING MEETING MINUTES, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 AT 1:30 P.M. The City of Park River bid opening meeting was held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. Engineer Roger Grimsley of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S) informed those present the purpose of the meeting is to open bids for the paving portion of the Water Tower Project with the following present: Mayor Stenvold, Councilmen Knutson, Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Larson, Auditor Ann Berg, and City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson. Absent, Councilmen Lorton, Blake, Lundquist, Byron, and Anderson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg. Others present; Byron Benson of Opp. Construction, Clare Elmer Kapphahn of Knife River Materials, and Darren Brein of MinnDak Asphalt. Engineer Grimsley of AE2S opened and checked the four bids received. The first bid was from Bituminous Paving Contract No. 1 Base Bid $563,008.50, Contract No. 2 Alternate Bid $60,289.00 for a total combined bid of $623,297.50. The second bid was from Knife River materials Contract No. 1 Base Bid $388,345.30, Contract No. 2 Alternate Bid $44,734.00 for a total combined bid of $433,079.30. The third bid was from MinnDak Asphalt Contract No. 1 Base Bid $421,852;46, Contract No. 2 Alternate Bid $60,776.12 for a total combined bid of $482,628.58. The fourth bid was from Opp Construction Contract No. 1 Base Bid $461,038.20, Contract No. 2 Alternate Bid $58,288.00 for a total combined bid of $519,326.20. Bids will be reviewed by the engineer and presented to the Council at the April 13, 2016 City Council meeting. At this time the City will decide to either except the lowest bid or decline all bids and have the project re-bid. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, City Auditor (April, 22, 2015)