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MMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY I 3,2015 Pa e 5 A MINUTE WITH THE M AYOR BY DAN STEN~7OLD MAYOR OF PARK RIVER Hello Park River! fine is a lot cheaper than a $10,000 Well we all survived another funeral! This will also apply to side winter, and to me, it wasn't a bad by sides and dirt bikes! Somebody winter, just a long one. is going to get killed and I don't Our water tower project is corn- want that to happen on my watch, ing along as planned. It's a process If you're legal, you have nothing that will take most of the summer to worry about, consider it a cour- before we are getting water from tesy stop by our local police! it. There have been some questions Over the winter, some people or concerns about the painting of have collected a lot of "stuff' in the tower. The way it is now, it will their yards. Quite frankly, they be a beige color, with Park River look terrible! Please get your yards painted on two sides. Cost for the cleaned up so the city does not printing, $7,000. Some want it have to send a letter asking you to painted in patriotic colors like the clean up your yards. Park River Canington, N.D water tower, the has a reputation of a "clean, neat" cost for that paint job, $39500. We city, with your help; we can keep have done everything possible to it that way. keep the cost of this project as low I've had a lot of questions on as possible and we will not spend our new camp sites that are mov- $39,500 on the painting of the ing forward. The park board re- tower -- period! However, if an ceived a substantial grant to put the individual or an organization wants sites in--what was not included to write the check, we would be was the money for the main infra- obligated to look at it again, structure and roads. The park Knife River Construction was board has petitioned the city for awarded the bid to repair the those costs to be paid by a special streets that were dug up to replace assessment district paid for by the the water lines. Personally, I would park board's mil levy. Everyone like to see the streets repaired be- pays a mil levy to the park board fore the 4th of July if at all possi- on their property taxes, so in ble. essence, EVERYONE will help Golf carts, golf carts, golf pay for the main infrastructure in- carts--they belong on the golf stallation. This will not be just for course people! On 5-1-2015, I had the new park, the infrastructure a boy, 8 or 9 years old driving a will also be used for the commer- cart with his little sister riding cial lots north of the campsites and along. He blew the stop sign, just the industrial lots south of the north of Gate City; he never campsites. looked once or slowed down. I hit We've lost two or three busi- the brakes hard enough to launch nesses that would've built out there my dog into the windshield, had I if the infrastructure had been in been doing the speed limit of place. This project will benefit 25mph, which I was not, 1 Park River in the yea to come. I would've hit the cart possibly support this project and we need killing them both! space for new businesses to build. I've instructed the police to start Thank you for helping keep picking up all carts to make sure Park River the beautiful place it is! everything is legal. If not, the $200 Mayor Dan ~ ~-tm "1"~ "lrn "r~ ~lr~ dr~l 'rn "lrnt f'~ ! r "11"~ A J"~ !-I 1[[ assessments paid for by the grant. Applications can be obtained from The Red River Regional Council Crystal City Auditor Alva Brown or (RRRC) will be administering the from the RRRC office by calling grant for the city. 701-352-3550. Proof of income Household income qualifications and the application are required for are: participation in this program. 1 person $24,750 or less Proof of income includes: 2 people $28.250 or less Your 2014 income tax state- 3 people $31,800 or less ment, if applicable 4 people $35,300 or less Social Security benefits state- Income guidelines include any- ment, if applicable one living in the home that is age 18 If employed, pay stubs for the and older. past two months In order to dete xnine who may Documentation of any other qualify for payment of specials, form of income as noted on the back RRRC staffmet with individual res- idents on Tuesday, May 12. Letters of the application have been sent to single family For more information, please homeowners, contact the RRRC at 701-352-3550 If you were :unable to attend, or visit the website at www.redriver- please mail or drop offyour appli- rc.com. The RRRC is one of eight cation and proof of income as soon regional planning councils in North as possible to the RRRC office, 516 Dakota established in 1973 to en- Cooper Avenue, Suite 10l, Graflon, hance the ability of local govern- ND 58237, by Monday, June 1, mentstojointlyplan, address issues, 2015. Any original income docu- and seize opportunities that tran- ments will be copied and sent back scend individual boundaries. The to you. RRRC serves Region IV which in- Please bring proof of your 2014 cludes Grand Forks, Nelson, Peru- income along with the application, bina, and Walsh Counties. North Dakota session wrap up: By Tom Campbell control to help construct the di- Two controversial items I Sen. District 19 version, even though it is dry must comment on, one is the BISMARCK, N.D. -- Dear this spring, we need remember bill we did not act on before ad- Friends: the importance of getting journment. The House did not The session ended last Graflon out ofthe flood plain to send their conference commit- Wednesday noon on the 78th reduce expensive flood insur- teemembers to negotiate, sowe day of the 80 day maximum al- ance. This came from the SB were forced to adjourn with one lowed. I Feel we've worked 2020 that provided $117 million bill left on the table not acted hard to continue to keep North for floodcontrol. Grand Forks on. I feel this is no big deal be- Dakota a front runner among County will receive about $4.5 cause the original contract with states for low unemployment, million from the Surge Fund.Sanford Health is good in pro- safe environment that provides Visiting with Larimore rooting competition and lower- a great atmosphere to live and School Art teacher Dave Pauk- ing health care costs with out work in and a strong path of ert, who started a caring hearts losing any benefits, unform- economic prosperity. Even wall to help in the healing nately this bill was put on the though we started the session process of the tragic train/bus State Employees Retirement with falling oil prices and un- accident. Great job in getting System budget bill, but no need certain budget forecasts, we every student to make a wall tile to worry, if the Attorney Gen- ended with a significant tax re- remembering the accident, eral rules that the existing ben- lief, historic funding tbr the in- I will list a few of my bills or efits run out July 1, we will frastructure,solid tax reform amendments that helped out simply come back to Bismarck and a record investment in edu- many in my district or state: AI- and use our two reserved days cation. With great reserves lowed Grafton School district to and pass proper legislation to from the prior session and keep its original insurance car- continue benefits. Everybody strong planning we responsibly rier for significant savings; to seems pleased with this except funded all of our priorities, allow us to purchase the Prairie a hand full of Representatives in I feel that this session was a View building at the Life Skills the House. The second contro- success, starting with the num- & Transition Center to convert versial bill was the oil tax ex- ber one demand from North into an apartment; to raise the traction bill that came late in the Dakota citizens of reducing state insurance liability limits session. I feel it is very good property tax by $250 million, from $500,000 to $1,000,000 legislation in protecting us from Along with this, we reducedin- resulting in the Larimore the large trigger ifkicks in June come taxes $123 million (10% train/bus accident; passing an 1 which could cost us over $5 personal, 5% corporate) income tax credit for automa- billion in tax revenue. The new Governor Dalrymple signs tion in plants to promote robot- oil tax goes from current effec- the Department of Commerce ics etc.; Bank of ND building tive rate of l l .l% to 10% butif Budget Bill at a press confer- addition to provide additional the price of oil goes above ence. space without costing tax pay- $90/barrel tax goes up to 11%. Grafton (Walsh County) will ers any money and finally; rais- Win/win for all with certainty in receive $3.4 million from the ing the daily raffle limits from knowing where our taxes will Surge Fund Bill for infrastruc- $4000 to $25,000 cash win- be. Would you rather have a ture rebuilding which we have nings to allow the Grafton Fire little lower taxes all the time or started spending for road ina- department to achieve maxi- possibly lose all your taxes at provement. Grafion will re- mum fund raising efforts forany unknown time for many ceive $25 million for flood their volunteer work. years? Congrats to my daughter Monique who graduated with her Masters Degree from the University of Mary in Bis- marck. It was very interesting to hear Ron Offutt give the commencement address and re- ceive his Honorary Degree at Monique's graduation cere- mony. I am now the only one in my family to not have a Mas- ters Degree! In addition to all the spend- ing we did this session, we con- tinued to set aside reserves of $2.2 billion by June 30, 2017. Not including the Legacy Fund, which cannot be touched until 2017 and will have an estimated $4.3 billion in this fund by 2017. The budget leaves a sur- plus of$211 million in the gen- eral fund at the end of the biennium. Not too bad for a short 78 days of work coming from 47 Senators and 94 Repre- sentatives bringing ideas from all corners of the state. I would like to thank all of you who communicated with me this session in bringing me your ideas and help. I will con- tinue to be your Senator in the off session year and please con- tact me with any concerns you may have. We will go back into next session January of 2017. Thank you Senator Tom Campbell Editor's Note: Campbell is a Senator in the North' Dakota Senate for District ' 2 Photo: Submitted Above: Piano students of Jeanette Bemts0n performed a Spring Recital April 26, at Bethel Lutheran Church. Front row (L-R): Emma Almen, Bailee Seim, Hunter English, Madeline'lh0rvilson. Middle row (L-R): Cassidy English, Madi J0 Altend0rf, Sierra Schramm, Keir& Back row (L-R): Kathleen Kerian, Hannah Anderson, Elle Carlson, Ashlynn Hanness0n, Samantha H0user, Emily Kerian. HELP WANTED ginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Send re- BLEYHL FARM SERVICE / Grandview WA is sume and ND teaching license to MPCG School, seeking a qualified CEO/General Manager. This Attn: Michael Bradner, 900 Main Street West, is a very successful retail ag supply, bulk and retail Mayville, ND 58257; Michael.bradner@may- energy, and agronomy cooperative with sales of portcg.com; or call 701-788-2281. $90 million with five retail locations. Financial and ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR/DRAMA & Theatre personal management experience is required. Director. Lake Region State College- Devils Lake, Apply to: http://tinyurl.com/ojeq8wj Questions: ND. This is a 9-month, tenure track, benefited po- Email: larry.fuller@chsinc.com or call 701-220- sition for an on campus English Instructor with 9775. drama and theatre production experience. Mas- ROARING FORK VALLEY Cooperative, Car- ter's degree in English, Composition, Literature, or bondale, CO is seeking a qualified General Man- Comparative Literature required. Go to Irsc.edu for ager. This is a successful retail / bulk and retail more information. energy, farm retail and agronomy cooperative with GRAND FORKS AFB Campus of Lake Region sales of $20 million. Financial and personal man- State College invites applications for part-time agement experience is required. Apply online: teaching positions in all disciplines. Current open- http://tinyurl.com/on354wj,Dave Lemmon, 320- ings in Business Administration, Information Tech- 219-0270 or David.lemmon@chsinc.com nology, and Chemistry. Bachelor's degree EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Seeking required, Master's preferred. Go to www.lrsc.edu school psychologist or intern in northeastern South for more information. Dakota for 2015-2016 year. Open until filled. For SPORTING GOODS SALES, Gerrells Sports more info visit www.northeastcoop.org or call 605- Center. Exciting traveling sales opportunity in the 783-3607. Minot and Devils Lake area. Salary, commission, 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR Westhope Public benefits. Send resume to sdgerrells@gmaiI.com School is looking for a Full-time Physical Educa- RAILROAD VEGETATION CONTROL: Full- tion teacher for the upcoming school year. Candi- time traveling opportunity, 60-80 hours/week, $11- date must have current ND Educator's License and $15/hour, meal allowance, paid lodging 8, benefit proper credentials. Coaching opportunities are also package. RAW, Inc. in Cooperstown, ND - 888- available. Please send cover Letter, resume, copy 700-0292 I www.rawapplicators.com I info@rawap- of ND Educator's License, and Transcripts to: plicators.com Westhope Public School, Attn: John Gruenberg, CENTRAL N.D. DIRT and field drain tile con- Superintendent, P.O. Box 406, Westhope, ND tractor seeking dependable individual. Full time 58793, mrgruenberg@gmail.com, 701-500-3115. employment. Must have good operator and me- ELEMENTARY TEACHER May-Port CG chanical skills. No long distance work. 701-341- School is hiring a full-time elementary teacher be- 0454/kingdom@daktel.com CROSSROADS REPAIR, LLC seeks mechan- NORTH DAKOTA FARMLAND values are at ics for both our Jamestown and Tioga, ND Ioca- all-time highs! Contact Kevin Pifer 701-238-5810 tions please apply online at (kpifer@pifers.com) for Free Farmland Valuation www.crossroadsrepair.com Land Auctions & Farmland Management Services. CLASS A OTR DRIVER WANTED. www.pifers.com Reefer/drive in. Home weekly. Starting .38 to LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES .40/mile, DOE. Benefits: Health Insurance, Sign- 2 YEAR OLD Black Angus Bulls Sired by Ten On Bonus, Paid Vacation. Bill 701-527-7215.X, Priority, Timeless and More. Top 25% are kept. JOHNSON FARMS TRUCKING Walhalla, ND is looking for OTR drivers and Owner operators. Not leftover yearlings. Only raise 2 Year Olds. Ex- Drivers making $60,000+. New 2015 trucks! No cellent EPD's and dispositions. Semen tested, Northeast runs. 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