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OTICES THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 Pa e II CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH Anderson moved and Byron seconded to DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL sign the purchase agreement and accept MEETING, an ownership agreement for the property. MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 AT 7:30 P.M. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. WC Tax Director Todd Morgan sent a letter to the PR Board of Equalization Published Subject to the Governina informing them he was able to ascertain Body's Review and Revision all properties were assessed correctly and commended Assessor Berg for the amount of work completed on equalizing The City of Park River held their all property lots in the city. Morgan will regular meeting of the Park River City notify Berg of the final assessment ratio Council on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 and if any adjustments will be made by P.M. the county board. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to PWD Larson informed the Council a order; upon roll call the following were pre-construction meeting will be held on Present: Council members Mike Lorton, Monday, May 15th at 10:30 am for the St Kyle Halvorson, Arvid Knutson, Robert Improvement District #2017-1 which Lundquist III, Dwight Byron, and Keith covers the Railroad Ave W, Code, Harris, Anderson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, & Wadge Ave N & a small portion of Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Code, Harris, & Wadge Ave S, & Vivian St Larson, City Coordinator/Auditor Nancy W. Thompson, and Assessor/Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: none. Others present: Halvorson asked that the funding for Jon Markusen, Stacie Sevigny, Daryl the bike path be revisited every year as Larson and Chris Midgarden. money is needed for other tree related projects in the city. Comments and Questions From Citizens: None Committee Reports: Sales Tax Committee: Additions and changes to agenda: Recommended the following action: Pay Add to New Business: Sales Tax contract from the Capital Improvement Fund- a with St Tax Commissioner's Office, loan of $13,320. to pay the AE2S Hillcrest Golf Course request for City engineering-bill for the Railroad Ave W & exempt status for mower purchase, Color streets north of Hwy 17 project to be Run Route. reimbursed when funding is received; pay $14,600. towards the St Improvement Approval of Minutes: Knutson moved Dist #7 loan payment; pay Leon's Building and Lorton seconded to approve the April Center $2,024.36 for materials to remodel 10, 2017 regular meeting minutes. Upon the city hall entry; pay Pete Kelly roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. $3,492.50 for labor to remodel the city hall Lundquist moved and Anderson entry; approve up to $15,000. from the seconded to approve the April 10, 2017 Economic Development Fund for the Board of Equalization minutes. Upon roll Heartland Eye Care PACE interest buy call vote, all voted aye. M/C. down. The City was notified earlier today from the ST Tax Commissioner's Office Unfinished Business: stating refunds & adjustments exceeded City Attorney Laaveg updated Council the city tax revenue collected for the on the Dub property at 308 Prospect Ave month of April. The ending allocation for N. A purchase agreement has been the month of May is ($70,231.21) which signed for $5,000. The agreement states needs to be repaid. The committee the Dub heirs will pay the property taxes recommends option #1 for repayment; to current & pay for the abstract update, withhold 100% of future city tax Laaveg felt since the City will not re-sell allocations until the deficiency is paid in the property an ownership report from the full. Since all information is confidential, abstract company would suffice, the city will need to make a formal written By Order of the Park River City Council CITY OF PARK RIVER DOG & CAT CONTROL ORDINANCE REFRESHER AT LARGE shall be intended to mean off the premises of the owner and not under control of the owner or member of his im- mediate family either by leash, cord, chain, or like manner. RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawfui for the owner or keeper of any dog or cat to permit the same to run at large in the City at any time. A dog or cat shall not be con- sidered running at large if attended and on a leash or when in the confines of the owner's or keeper's premises. In addition to the penalties provided herein, if the same animal is the basis for three running at large offenses within a one year period, the municipal judge may, order the animal destroyed or removed from the city. Any costs associated with impound- ing or destruction of said animal shall be the responsibility of the owner. DOGS OR CATS DECLARED TO BE A NUISANCE. A cat or 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 vehi- cle, or 2) shall by loud and frequent yelping, barking, or howling annoy any person, or 3) shall, if a female dog, be in heat, or 4) shall destroy or damage property not the property of the owner or keeper, or 5) shall not have been inoculated against rabies if over six (6) months of age, or 6) shall defecate or urinate on property other than that of its owner or keeper or 7) shall cause unreasonably fouling of the air by odors that cause unreasonable unsanitary conditions in enclosures or surroundings, or 8) shall not have a collar and license tag when required. 9) is determined by the animal control department or health unit to be a public nuisance by virtue of being offensive or dan- gerous to public health, welfare, or safety. The owner or keeper thereof shall be subject to penalty as fol- lows: First offense - $20.00; Second offense - $40.00; Third and subsequent offense(s) - Fine as determined by Municipal Judge. A copy of the entire Park River Dog & Cat Control Ordinance 3 is available at the City Auditor's Office or on the city website at Notice to Creditors IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF Box 127, Park River, ND 58270 or filed WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA with the court. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2017. In the Matter of the Estate of Eleanor G. Lee, Deceased Probate No. 50-2017-PR-00023 Sillers, Laaveg & Wenzel Attorneys at Law NOTICE TO CREDITORS By: Tracy L. Laaveg, PC Attorney ID (#5839) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 104 4th St. W. undersigned has been , appointed PO Box 127 personal representative of the above Park River, ND 58270 estate. All persons having claims against Telephone: (701) 284 6300 the said deceased are required to present Fax: (701) 284-6306 their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this Attorney for the notice or said claims will be forever Representative barred. Claims must either be presented to Daryl J. Lee, Personal Representative of the estate, at c/o Tracy L. Laaveg, PO (May 10, 17, and 24) Personal request to see information. Byron moved and Anderson seconded to approve the Sales Tax Committee recommendations as presented. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Streets & Utilities: Reported additional information has been received for Green Acres Addition commercial frontage street. Planning & Zoning Committee has recommended putting in the widest possible street that would not interfere with Polar Communications fiber; that being said KLJ engineer Jon Markusen ran some cost estimates; 550' x 37' street with new entrance $257,000.; 1,100' x 37' street with new entrance $415,000.; 1,100'x 37' street no new entrance $341,000.; and 1,100' x 28' street no new entrance $295,000. PWD Larson stated two entrances should be put in to help with emergency vehicle accessibility. Laaveg stated the final contract with Dollar General will be signed on May 18th and the road needs to be put in 90 days after signing as per the purchase agreement. Stacie Sevigny of Red River Regional Council spoke about the possibility of receiving $10,000. in CDBG funding for every low to moderate income employee hired but an environmental study will need to be done and normally takes about 90 days, however this would not guarantee CDBG funding for the project. Council questioned if Laaveg could talk to Dollar General and ask if they could delay the closing until the study is complete or even several weeks. Lundquist moved and Halvorson seconded to have City Attorney Laaveg to contact Dollar General and ask if they would consider delaying, the closing by 30 days or until June 16th to complete the study. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. The Streets & Utilities Committee will meet at 7:00 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to go over paving options. Contracts & Policies: At the April 10th Council meeting new lease agreements with Hillcrest Country Club, PR American Legion and a Joint Powers Agreement with PR Park District were reviewed. Lundquist moved and Anderson seconded to approve signing the lease agreement with Hillcrest Country Club. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Laaveg will check with the PR American Legion about the lease agreement for the Coliseum. The PR Park District will be discussing the lease at their next meeting. The committee met with Sheriff Ron Jurgens to discuss the police contract and budget. Both parties agreed to make a change in the contract to the meeting criteria; by removing attend a "City Council Meeting" and change to attend a "Meeting." Byron moved and Lundquist seconded to approve the policing contract with the Walsh County Sheriff's Dept with the change. Upon roll call vote, all vote Nay, Motion Failed. The Policies and Contracts Committee will set up a meeting with WC Auditor Kris Molde and a WC Commissioner to discuss costs of policing. Ward Reports: Residents across the City have reported issues with cats and dogs roaming at large and defecating on private property. All cats and dogs must be leashed; Ordinance 3.b.1 Section 2 states "It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog or cat to permit the same to run at large in the City at any time. A dog or cat shall not be considered running at large if attended and on a leash or when in the confines of the owner's or keeper's premises." Notices will be posted in the WC Press, cable TV and the City Facebook page and website. Council discussed the possibility of raising the fines so residents will take enforcement seriously. Reports of a generator running in the trailer court will be investigated as they are in violation of nuisance Ordinance 17. New Business: PWD Larson spoke with Gene Larson & Sons farm about the Green Acres Addition farm land lease. With the existing campground and the following construction slated for 2017, PR Parks & Rec ball diamonds and Dollar General Store, Gene Larson & Sons have decided not to lease the remaining land. The Council discussed the possibility of seeding the area into alfalfa as putting the land into CRP is not a short-term option. Lundquist moved and Halvorson seconded to give PWD Larson authority to have the area sprayed with roundup and charge the PR Park District for their share. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Byron moved and Knutson seconded to approve a resolution per NDCC 40-1- 09 designating the Walsh County Press as the official city newspaper for publication of all City of Park River notices and legal proceedings. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye.. M/C. City administration is asking for permission to apply for the 50/50 matching Watsh County 20171/2 Mill Self- Help Program. The project would be the men's bathroom remodel and the funds would be used to replace sinks, vanities, faucets & shutoff valves and paint for the men's bathroom in the city hall auditorium. Halvorson moved and Lundquist seconded to approve the city administration's request to apply for the funding & use said funding for the city hall auditorium men's bathroom remodel. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. -City of Park River Notice- 3ust a friendly reminder: With mowing season upon us please refrain from blowing grass clippings onto the City streets. The clippings tend to end up in storm drains and can clog them. Please sweep the clippings up onto the berm. Lundquist moved and Knutson seconded toapprove thefollowing Resolution: Anderson seconded to accept the Auditors Report into record, and approve 81 WHEREAS, the City of Park payment of the following bills for the 122.42 River is a member of the Northern General Fund, Municipal Utilities, Special 82 Municipal Power Agency for the purpose Fund and Debt Service & Bond Funds. 65.74 of purchasing power to meet electricity Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. 83 Light & Water Dept 3,614.94 needs for the City of Park River. 84 Lon's Hardware93.48 GENERAL FUND: 85 Municipal Utilities 200.00 Glenn Rost 250.00 86 ND One Call Inc. 11.00 Aflac 48.38 87 NDPERS 20.51 Discovery Benefits 40.24 88 Northdale Oil, Inc 269.62 NDPERS 111.74 89 North Star Coop 112.24 NDPERS 142.38 34190 Polar Communications NDPERS 1,513.70 155.44 BC/BS of North Dakota 91 Quill Corporation 197.17 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT 29478 HEREBY RESOLVED, that Dennis 79 Larson is hereby appointed to represent 29480 the City of Park River on the Board of 81 Directors of NMPA through April 30, 2018 82 and 83 84 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,1,896.20 that Dan Stenvold is appointed as the City 85 of Park River's representative on the 750.00 Advisory Council of NMPA through April 86 30, 2018. 183.24 87 Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. 540.54 88 City administration reported there is LLC enough money in the 05 Sales Tax 89 Revenue Bond Fund to pay off the loan 29490 balance, held by First United Bank, of no more than $175,000. Berg spoke with 91 FCHC CFO Layne Ensrude. Ensrude 92 stated the FCHC board had discussed the 93 possibly of paying off the loan and felt it 94 would be in their best interest as when 95 another capital improvement project 96 happens funds would be available. 25.00 Knutson moved and Lorton seconded to 97 pay off the remaining balance of no more 2,111.21 than $175,000. Upon roll call vote, all 98 voted aye. M/C. 99 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 34180 Kasprick Upholstery805.00 Kringstad Ironworks INC The City received notification from the ND DOT of the city's share of the Hwy 17 chip seal project to be completed this summer. The City's share of the project is $6,552.17. Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to concur with the ND DOT's estimated amount of $6,552.17. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Knutson moved and Lundquist seconded to approve the Bank of ND Pledged holdings report for the Park River Pledge Pool dated April 20, 2017. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Lundquist moved and Lorton seconded to approve the Legion Bar's request to transfer their liquor license to the Coliseum for the following weddings: 6-10-17 Nelson/Midgarden, 6-17-17 Thompson/Berg, and 6-24-17 Phelps/Sharp. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Cardmember Service Productivity Plus Account Dale's Small Engine Repair 195.00 East Side Garage 1,217.07 Farmers Union Service Assoc 12,098.69 Heartland Gas Co. 93.03 Larson Painting 500.00 Lon's Hardware77.50 MDU 223.20 Municipal Utilities 19.73 Municipal Govt Academy 29500 1 2 3 4 5 1,750.00 6 7 8 521.33 9 55.13 North Star Addition T.I.F. Northdale Oil, Inc 802.68 North Star Coop 412.31 Polar Comm 479.07 PR Airport Authority 1,718.88 PR Implement, LLC 350.94 PR Park District 3,289.99 PR Public Library 1,768.87 PR Vol Ambulance Serv Quill Corporation 283.84 Glenn Rost 250.00 Samson Electric LTD Sanitation Products Inc 29510 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 1,593.70 11 Special Funds 60.56 12 Team Lab Chemical Corp 1,400.00 13 Verizon Wireless 143.17 14 Walsh County Auditor 5,584.04 15 Walsh County Press 436.08 16 WC Water Resource District 6,043.18 AW Municipal Utilities 7,009.56 AW ND ST Tax Commissioner 256.99 AW US Treasury 2,555.89 A contract authorizing the State Tax Commissioner to administer Park River's local sales, use, and gross receipts taxes for the 2017-2019 biennium was received for the Council's approval. TheMUNICIPAL UTILITIES: administration fee will be the lesser of 34156 Aflac 82.54 $35.00 per permit year, or 3% of the tax 57 Discovery Benefits 119.75 collected. Anderson moved and Byron 58 NDPERS 292.16 seconded to approve the contract with the 59 NDPERS 261.52 Office of the State Tax Commissioner for 34160 Postmaster 292.61 the next two years. Upon roll call vote, all 34161 General Fund 7,009.56 voted aye. M/C. 62 NDPERS 4,289.04 63 BC/BS of North Dakota Chris Midgarden, board member of5,549.90 Hillcrest County Club, appeared seeking 64 2016 Electrical Upgrade the City's permission to use the City's tax 8,000.00 exempt status to purchase a new mower 65 Acme Tools 63.38 for the golf course. The cost for the 66 AmeriPride Services, Inc mower is $17,500 after trade-in and the 260.37 loan is for five years. Lundquist moved 67 Mike Bohn 154.55 and Lorton seconded to grant Hillcrest 68 Border States Electric Supply Country Club's request. Upon roll call 177.92 vote, all voted aye. M/C. 69 Cardmember Service 171.61 City administration reported First Care 34170 City of Fargo42.00 Health Center will be sponsoring a Color 71 Grand Forks Utility Billing Dash on Saturday, July 1st in Park River 129.50 and will need to block off the following 72 Productivity Plus Account streets for the event: from the intersection 59.21 of Harris Ave S & 4th St W south to 7th St 73 Consolidated Waste, LTD. W; east to Code Ave S; north to 2nd St W; 16,982.95 west to Wadge Ave S; south to 4th St W; 74 Dakota Supply Group and east to Harris Ave S. Lundquist 30.00 . 75 Discovery Benefits, Inc moved and Lorton seconded to grant 11.00 FCHC permission to block off the streets as requested. Upon roll call vote, all 76 Ethanol Products, LLC 822.88 voted aye. M/C. 77 Farmers Union Service Assoc 12,432.32 78 Ferguson Waterworks #2516 487.68 79 Hawkins Inc 1,203.45 Mayor's Comments: Hoping the streets will be finished in a timely manner. Auditor's Report: Lorton moved and Liberty Business Systems, Inc 92 T&R Electric Supply Co. Inc 1,542.00 93 Thatcher Company of Montan~ 8,756.00 94 US Bank Equipment Finance 162.42 95 Verizon Wireless 121.68 96 Vessco, Inc 557.41 97 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2015-1 6,200.00 98 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2016-1 9,490.00 99 Water System Repair & Replace 4,000.00 34200 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 1 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase I 3,450.00 2 WaterTower Fund 11,315.00 3 Water Treatment Fund 8,438.51 4 Stella Wedel 100.00 34205 Ye Olde Medicine Center 14.56 AW NMPA 129,977.71 AW PSN (Payment Services Network) 4.95 AW ND ST Tax Commissioner 897.29 7911-7933 Salaries 26,703.02 AW US Treasury 7,079.45 SPECIAL FUNDS: 10076 AE2S 13,320.00 10077 Bank of North Dakota 0.00 10078 Leon's Building Center, Inc 2,024.36 10079 Street Improvement District #7 14,600.00 10080 The Home Improvement Handyman 3,492.50 DEBT SERVICE & BOND FUND: 6057 City of Park River 762.62 6058 ND Public Finance Authority 32,550.00 6059 Walsh County Press 712.32 6060 Bank of North Dakota 31,830.10 6061 Cityof Grafton13,042.19 6062 City of Park River 26,084.37 6063 General Fund 7,933.83 6064 Polar Communications 11,052.72 6065 Red River Regional Council 25,354.66 6066 Sales Tax Fund 11,075.00 6067 WC JDA 22,823.44 6068 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 844.10 City administration provided a copy of CDARS with recommended renewal terms (See Attachment). The report covers May to August CDARS renewals and Thompson is looking for approval of the renewal terms. Byron moved and Halvorson seconded to approve the recommended CDARS renewal terms as presented by City administration. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:14 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor A-I-rEST: Ann Berg, Deputy Auditor (May 17, 2017) ( Start or renew your subscription: In-County $34 / Out.of.County $38 / Out.of-State $42 RO. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270