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APRIL 23, 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 7 benefactors who would be interested in helping to underwrite the banquet expenses and also Table Hosts who invite guests to fill tables of 10 (no cost to be a Table Host). Over the past 10 years, hundreds of mothers and children have benefitted from the services offered by Saint Gianna's Mater- nity Home. Besides the clients who have lived at the Home, assistance has been provided to many, many others who were able to access services (such as for counseling, referrals, maternity cloth- ing, baby supplies, etc.) A total of 88 babies have been born to moth- ers who have lived at Saint Gianna's Maternity Home and about 18 per- cent of the mothers chose to place their newboms for adoption. The home is open to women of all faith and of- fers those who need sup- port a place where they can be connected to med- ical needs as well as edu- cational ones. Education is strongly promoted: if a resident has not graduated from High School, she attends Minto High School or Saint Gianna's anniversary Spring Banquet to feature Keynote Speaker Monsignor Thomas J. Richter WARSAW, N.D. -- Monsignor Thomas J. Richter has been the Rector of the Cathe- dral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck, ND since August 2012. He grad- uated from St. Mary's Central High School in Bismarck and received his theological semi- nary formation at the Pontifical North Amer- ican College and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He was or- dained a priest of Jesus Christ on June 13, 1996 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and was honored with the title of Monsignor, Chaplain to His Holiness, on No- vember 19, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to being as- signed as the Rector of the Cathedral, Monsi- gnor Richter served as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Bis- marck for eleven years. During that time, he served on the Executive Board of the National Conference of Dioce- san Vocation Directors. Monsignor Richter is the author of two book- lets on discernment, "Is Jesus Calling You to be a Catholic Priest" and "Lend Your Own Voice to Christ". works on her GED through North Valley Vo- cational School in Grafton; women who have completed High School can take online college courses or pur- sue vocational/tech train- ing. Mothers can come at any time during their preg- nancy, length of stay is on an individual basis (with longest stay so far of three years), and residents have ranged in age from 12-39 years. All services are provided free of charge. Saint Gianna's Mater- nity Home receives no government nor diocesan funding; income is from donations of supporters (Saint Gianna's Materni- ty Home does participate in the faith-based initiative called Alternatives to Abortion) For more information and to reserve seats at the Spring Banquet, please contact Board Member Joan Schanilec at 701- 360-2499 (call/text) or email joanjrs@ hotmail.com. Postal service improvements to take effect across North Dakota GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The United States Postal Service (USPS) will be introducing Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices in six locations across,North' Dakota this week. At her recent meeting with United States Post- customers and USPS will increase hours at 32 Post Offices in North Dakota Heitkamp previously called on North Dakotans to share their stories as part of her Fix My Mail grass- roots effort if they encountered extensive delivery master General Patrick Donahoe, U.S. Senator Hei- times or had to deal with other problems with their di Heitkamp received commitments from USPS to postal service. improve mail delivery and standards in North Dako- "Since launching Fix My Mail in January, I've ta. These included the implementation ofmPOS de- vices, which allow USPS employees to process many simple transactions away from the counter, making it more convenient and efficient for customers to com- plete transactions. "It's no secret that mail delivery and service stan- dards need to be improved in North Dakota and this is a positive step forward," said Heitkamp. "Anything we can do to make the Postal Service work better for North Dakotans is a welcome development. The com- mitments I received from Postmaster General Don- ahoe are critical for folks across the state and I will keep pressing USPS to continue to follow through so that all the hard-working North Dakotans I hear from every day have the mail delivery and service standards they deserve." The new point of sale technology will be intro- duced in the following locations this week: • Bismarck- 220 E Rosser Ave, Room 112 • Dickinson- 15 i st St. E • Fargo - 657 2nd Ave N • Minot- 117 5th Ave SW • Watford City - 212 2nd St. NE • Williston- 120 E Broadway In addition to using new point of sale technolo- gy, future commitments also have been made to in- stall Self-Service Kiosks (SSK) in Dickinson, Wat- ford City, and Williston to decrease wait times for heard shocking stories from folks from Grand Forks to Dickinson about problems they have faced with their mail. Improving rural service standards, im- plementing common-sense changes at post offices such as expanding hours of operation where neces- sary, and improving management within USPS in North Dakota and across the country are all crucial to getting the Postal Service back on the right track. I'll continue to adamantly press the Postal Serv- ice to address these issues and make much-needed changes so more reliable mail delivery becomes the norm in North Dakota," said Heitkamp. "After heating from well over one hundred North Dakotans all across the state about problems they have faced with their mail, I sent those stories straight toP0st- master General Donahoe because USPS needs to un- derstand the magnitude of these problems." Heitkamp will continue to present the stories to the USPS Postmaster General and the GAO. Go to http://l.usa.gov/1 ocouSA to submit stories to Fix My Mail. In February, Heitkamp helped advance compre- hensive postal reform, out of the Senate Homeland Security & Governrfiental Affairs Committee after the panel adopted key changes she made to the leg- islation that will improve mail service in rural com- munities throughout North Dakota. City of Edinburg Council Proceedings • • • • BOARD OF TAX EQUALIZATION MEETING, CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014, AT 7:30 P.M. Legal Notice of Puhlic Hearing City of Park River The Park River City Council met as the Board of Equalization in the City Council Room on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present M. Lorton, K. Blake, A. Knutson, ublic I IC D. Byron, K. Anderson, Public Works Director D. Larson, and Deputy Auditor A Berg. Absent: Councilmen R. Lundquist, City Assessor T. Larson, and City Attorney S. Currie. Deputy Auditor A Berg on behalf of City Assessor T. Larson reported that there is no new information to report. Any missed assessments will be forwarded to the WC Tax Director at a later date. With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Dan Stenvold Mayor ATFEST: Ann Berg Deputy City Auditor (April, 23, 2014) CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS APRIL 8, 2014 8:00 PM Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson Present: Sondeland, Hall, and Halldorson Absent: Denault and Pewe MSC: Hall and Sondeland approve minutes as read. Carried MSC: Hall and Sondeland to approve payment of bills beginning with check #6941 through #6961 for a total to $5291.45 and approve the monthly i financial statement with balance on hand  . of $33628.69 as of April 8, 2014 Checks: WC Treasurer $294.00 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Matthew Peschong and Nichole Peschong of Park River, North Dakota have petitioned the City Council of Park River to issue a permit for a variation of the set-back Salaries 433.17 Ottertail 557.77 Langdon Water 51.40 Polar 51.64 WC Press 56.24 FUE Edinburg 199.87 CHS Milton 432.00 Job Service 4.97 US Treas 521.91 Salaries 1385.25 Assessor 450.00 ND Insurance 1311.00 VOID 0.0 Fireside Lounge 50.00 Market on Main 50.00 Motion carried MSC: Hall, Sondeland. Motion to approve gift cards to Jan Nygard for her work in maintaining the city library. Motion carried MSC: Hall, Sondeland. Motion to approve submitting Reissuance and Initial Reapplication of Discharge of NDPDES • Permit. Motion carried. Adjourn; Hall Next Meeting: May 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm Minutes being published subject to the Old Business: ........ , ... governing body's review and revision. None ,. •  . :. :: , , Respectfully submitted r/evv.BuSit?,eS-i i..r , _,: ,. ....  ......... : .. Ve" a Brandvold, Auditor MSC! LSOndeland? Hall. Motion to approve payment .tO ':Ri,:.Mielke for website maintenance from City Sales Tax. (April, 23, 2014) requirement to Ordinance 30, Section 7 in front of their house located at 201 Hill Avenue South to allow the construction of a sixteen foot (16') addition to the eastside (front) of their existing single family home. The Park River City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider this petition at 7:00 pm, Monday May 12, 2014, in the City Council Room. Dated this 18th day of April, 2014 Signed: Dan Stenvold, Mayor (April, 23, 2014) City of Park River Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 AT 7:30 RM. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold 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; Teresa Gire, Tim Gire, Daryl Larson and Mike Steinfeldt-WC Record. Knutson moved to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2014 Regular meeting as presented. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Blake moved to approve the following bills for payment. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. 21 22 23 24 25 26 1,200.00 27 North Star Coop 906.71 28 Polar Communications 556.48 29 PR Comm Club 28030 PR Implement 31 PR Public Library 32 Glenn Rost 33 Wayne's Variety 34 WC Auditor 35 WC Press GENERAL FUND: 28019 BC/BS of ND 1,280.05 28020 Demester Cleaning 258.00 Kringstad Ironworks 3,054.32 Lon's Hdwr 7.67 MDU 1,089.88 Mun Gov Academy 15.00 Northdale Oil 2,846.96 Northwest Power Sys 36 1,387.19 37 NDPERS 118.43 38 PR Airport Auth 39 PR Park Dist 28040 PR Public Library 41 Special Funds 42 St Imp Dist #2012.1 30.00 139.71 2,141.93 250.00 1.99 10,870.70 514.58 Workforce Safety & Ins 2,965.63 2,686.35 3,208.64 24,270.87 163,044.00 43 St Improve Dist #7 10,160.45 44 Wat & Sew Impv Dist 15,346.00 45 NDIRF 514.36 46 Discovery Benefits 72.66 47 NDPERS 111.48 48 NDPERS 1,171.13 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 3-15- 14 GFMU 1,121.08 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 3-31- 14 GFMU 864.33 A.W. Municipal Utilities 5,083.96 51 52 53 1,571.86 54 55 56 57 58 200.00 59 Nodak Elec Coop 32160 Northdale Oil, Inc 61 North Star Coop 62 Polar Comm 63 Void 0.00 64 Tami Rostvet 65 T&R Service Co 66 Vessco, Inc MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 32139 BC/BS of North Dakota 3,626.15 32140 NDPERS 18.57 41 AmeriPride Serv 118.32 42 Aqua-Pure Inc. 1,364.87 43 Border States Elec Sup 26,346.91 44 Cardmember Serv 475.46 45 Consolidated Waste, LTD 16,272.80 46 Tiffany Dinicola 4.52 47 Discovery Benefits 22.00 48 Ethanol Products 800.68 49 Ferguson Waterworks 2,583.14 32150 Graymont, LLC 5,471.16 Jim's Super Valu 30.43 Kasprick Upholstery 125.00 Lagoon Maintenance Light & Water Dept 4,425.81 ' Lon's Hardware 102.94 Municipal Utilities 580.48 ND One Call 6.60 ND Rural Water Sys Assoc 6,433.80 210.20 375.60 151.53 40.57 600.00 161.80 67 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 68 Water Rev Bd Fd Phase II 3,450.00 69 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 32170 Water Sys Rep& Rep 1,500.00 71 WC Press 58.80 72 Workforce Safety & Ins 1,367.11 73 Quill Corp2.30 74 NDPERS 564.19 75 MMUA 225.00 76 Verizon Wireless 77.89 77 Discovery Benefits 285.66 78 General Fund 5,083.96 79 NDPERS 571.14 32180 NDPERS 4,078.53 81 Postmaster 310.34 6996-7004 Salaries 3-15-14 11,268.60 EFTPS 14 3,533.68 7004-13 11,268.60 EFTPS 14 3,790.43 A.W. A.W. A.W. A.W. (WH,SS,MED) 3-15- Salaries 3-31-14 (WH,SS,MED) 3-31- ACH Charge 12.35 NMPA 146,020.91 Deluxe Checks 96.00 NSF Check 300.19 SPECIAL FUNDS: 3372 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson 35,619.03 3373 City of Grafton 12,500.00 3374 First United Bank 2,500.00 3375 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson 38,475.34 3376 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 11,532.84 3377 City Sales Tax Savings 35,619.03 STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2013-1/135TH 3010 City Sales Tax Fund 35,619.03 The Planning & Zoning (P&Z) recommendation regarding the 3.a Ordinance was submitted to the Council for discussion. Currie informed the Council that the submitted document was kept as short as possible so it could be placed on the election ballot in its entirety. P&Z member Daryl Larson stated the committee tried to simplify the recommendation as best they could. Byron moved to accept the Planning & Zoning's recommendation for Ordinance 3.a as presented. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call vote, Knutson, Byron, and Anderson voted aye and Lorton, Blake, and Lundquist voted no. Mayor Stenvold cast the deciding vote; he voted aye. Motion carried. Deputy Auditor A Berg on behalf of City Assessor T Larson read a request from Elden & Esther Syrup for property tax abatement for their property located at 211 Park Ave N. Syrup's qualify for a Senior Citizens Homestead Credit for the 2013 tax year. Anderson moved to approve Syrup's request for the 2013 property tax abatement refund. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Berg read a request from Blaine Pederson for property tax abatement for his property located at 421 Wadge Ave S. Pederson qualifies for a Disabled Persons Credit for the 2013 tax year. Knutson moved to approve Pederson's request for the 2013 property tax abatement refund. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. 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 Hilicrest Country Club. Byron seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried The Park River Sales Tax Committee submitted the following recommendations to the Park River City Council for approval: Nathan Kjelland dba Golden Valley Veterinary Clinic, LLC is requesting a PACE interest buy-down loan through the Bank of ND using Sales Tax Economic Development funds Blake moved to approve $2,500 from the Sales Tax Economic Development Fund for the PACE interest buy-down loan to be paid back at the conclusion of the loan plus interest. Byron seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve the sixteenth payment of the Marvin Windows & Doors agreement in the amount of $12,500 from the Sales Tax Economic Development Fund. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve the payment to the Red River Riparian Project for applications in the amount of $5,000 from the Sales Tax Capital Improvement Fund. 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. Byron moved to approve the payment of $38,475.34 to Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc for services on the North Star Addition Water & Sewer Improvement District 2012-1 project using Sales Tax Capital Improvement funds. This payment will go towgrd the 15% City's Capital Improvement Contribution• Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Discussion on the Lake Agassiz Water Authority information was tabled until next month. The following resolution was passed regarding the Street Improvement District 2013-1. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A DEFINITIVE IMPROVEMENT WARRANT ON STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2013-1 FUND (The entire resolution may be viewed at the City Auditor's office) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $275,000.00 REFUNDING IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SERIES 2014, PRESCRIBING THE TERMS AND COVENANTS THEREOF, AND CREATING A FUND FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF (The entire resolution may be viewed at the City Auditor's office) The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolutions was duly made by Councilman Knutson, seconded by Councilman Blake, and upon vote taken thereon, the following voted in favor: Councilmen Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, and Anderson; the following voted against the same: None; and the following were absent: None; whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and was signed by the Mayor and attested by the Deputy City Auditor. Mayor ATTEST: Deputy City Auditor The Council discussed the railroad crossing/switch project. Information was received stating that the rail switches will be moved to the south side of Hwy 17 and an engineered crossing will be installed. The Council asked D Larson to place a call to Nels Christianson, BNSF Roadmaster out of GF and the verify information on the project and if it will be done this year. Lorton moved to grant the transfer of the Alibi Bar's Liquor License to the City Hall for the Slebodnik/Dalgren wedding on March 15, 2014. Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Berg presented an update to the Council regarding the office computers which were purchased in the fall of 2009. Microsoft will no longer support or update security features for the XP operating system as of April 2014. To upgrade the computers along with software, installation and set-up would cost about $7,600. Blake felt updating the computers was a necessity in order to keep the City's information secure and that a rotation system should be put into place to keep computers upgraded. Blake moved to approve the purchase of five computers with upgraded operating systems up to $7,600. Lundquist 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 (April, 23, 2014)