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MAY 21, 2014 THE PRESS PAGE 11 ('it.v Of l)ark River Reguhtr Council Meeting 14117 ABSTRACT OF STATMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013 of the GRINNELL MUTUAL REINSURANCE COMPANY In the state of Iowa Total Assets 858,609,064 Total Liabilities 458,869,023 Aggregate write-ins for special surplus fund 1,000,000 Common Capital Stock 0 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and contributed surplus 0 Unassigned funds(surplus) 398,940,04 Less treasury stock, at cost 0 # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as Regards Policyholders 399,940,041 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 858,609,064 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2013 Total Direct Premiums Earned 13,806,954 Total Direct Losses Incurred 7,660,465 Total Accident & Health Direct Premiums Earned 0 Total Accident & Health Direct Losses Incurred 0 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2013 conformable to the requirements of the laws of the State regarding the business of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has flied in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organization in compliance with the requirements of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its authorized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D. 2015 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF," I have hereunto set my hand ad :affixed he'al at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL), ADAM HAMM Commissioner of insurance (.May 7, 21, 28, 2014) 14559 ABSTRACT OF STATMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013 of the GUIDEONE SPECIALTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY In the state of Iowa Total Assets 465,256,795 Total Liabilities 371,906,164 Aggregate write-ins for special surplus fund 1,250,000 Common Capital Stock 0 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 5,000,000 Gross paid in and contributed surplus 0 Unassigned funds(surplus) 87,100,63 Less treasury stock, at cost 0 # shares common O # shares preferred 0 Surplus as Regards Policyholders 93,350,631 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 465,256,795 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2013 Total Direct Premiums Earned 513,280 Total Direct Losses Incurred 19,115,079 Total Accident & Health Direct Premiums Earned 0 Total Accident & Health Direct Losses Incurred STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2013 conformable to the requirements of the laws of the State regarding the business of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organization in compliance with the requirements of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its authorized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, untll the 30th day of April, A.D. 2015 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal at Bismarck, the first day of May, A,D, 2014 (SEAL), ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 7, 21, 28, 2014) 16144 ABSTRACT OF STATMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013 of the GRINNELL SELECT INSURANCE COMPANY In the state of Iowa Total Assets 48,392,789 Total Liabilities 12,115,949 Aggregate write-ins for special surplus fund 0 Common Capital Stock 2,000,010 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and contributed surplus 2,500,000 Unassigned funds(surplus) 31,776,830 Less treasury stock, at cost 0 # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as Regards Policyholders 36,276,840 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 48,392,789 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2013 Total Direct Premiums Earned 6,018,808 Total Direct Losses Incurred 3,741,182 Total Accident & Health Direct Premiums Earned 0 Total Accident & Health Direct Losses Incurred 0 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2013 conformable to the requirements of the laws of the State regarding the business of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has iiled in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organization in compliance with the requirements of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its authorized agents and representatives, to transact its apprepriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of Apdl, A.D. 2015 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed-the seal at Bismarck,i the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL), ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 7, 21, 28, 2014) 23582 ABSTRACT OF STATMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013 o1 the HARLEYSVILLE INSURANCE COMPANY In the state of Pennsylvania Total Assets 104,378,158 Total Liabilities 69,647,095 Aggregate write-ins for special surplus fund 0 Common Capital Stock 2,612,500 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and contributed surplus 14,400,206 Unassigned funds(surplus) 17,718,357 Less treasury stock, at cost 0 # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as Regards Policyholders 34,731,063 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 104,378,158 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2013 Total Direct Premiums Earned 2,076,041 Total Direct Losses Incurred 410,790 Total Accident & Health Direct Premiums Earned 0 Total Accident & Health Direct 0 Losses Incurred 0 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE of I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2013 conformable to the requirements of the laws of the State regarding the business of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organization in compliance with the requirements of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its authorized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D. 2015 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal at ck, the  day of May, A.D. 20t4 (SEAL), ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 7, 21, 28, 2014) 15032 ABSTRACT OF STATMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013 of the GUIDEONE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY In the state of Iowa Total Assets 1,814,524,221 Total Liabilities 1,354,475,136 Aggregate write-ins for special surplus fund 1,250,000 Common Capital Stock 0 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 50,000,000 Gross paid in and contributed surplus 0 Unassigned funds(surplus) 408,799,085 Less treasury stock, at cost 0 # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as Regards Policyholders 460,049,085 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 1,814,524,221 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2013 Total Direct Premiums Earned 69,154,692 Total Direct Losses Incurred 71,075,579 Total Accident & Health Direct Premiums Earned 0 Total Accident & Health Direct Losses Incurred O STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Harem, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2013 conformable to the requirements of the laws of the State regarding the business of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organization in compliance with the requirements of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its authorized agents and representatives, to transact its apprepriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D. 2015 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and:affixed the seal at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL), ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 7, 21, 28, 2014) 35696 ABSTRACT OF STATMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013 of the HARLEYSVILLE PREFERRED INSURANCE COMPANY In the state of Pennsylvania Total Assets 285,993,855 Total Liabilities 90,120,228 Aggregate write-ins for special surplus fund 0 Common Capital Stock 4,230,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and contributed surplus 21,925,835 Unassigned funds(surplus) 169,717,792 Less treasury stock, at cost 0 # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as Regards Policyholders 195,873,627 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 285,993,855 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2013 Total Direct Premiums Earned 1,188,533 Total Direct Losses Incurred 1,586,101 Total Accident & Health Direct Premiums Earned 0 Total Accident & Health Direct Losses Incurred 0 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Harem, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibiting its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2013 conformable to the requirements of the laws of the State regarding the business of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organization in compliance with the requirements of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its authorized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D. 2015 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2014 (SEAL), ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 7, 21, 28, 2014) CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Councilmen Lorton, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, and Anderson, City Attorney S Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Councilmen Blake & Business Manager Tom Larson. Guest Dean Skjerven. Lundquist moved to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2014 Regular Council meeting as presented. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve the minutes of the April 8, 2014 Tax Equalization meeting as presented. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Anderson moved to approve the following bills for payment. Byron seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. GENERAL FUND: 28049 BC/BS of ND 1,106.17 28050 Acme Tools 136.39 51 Banyon Data Sys 319.25 52 Ann Berg 2.70 53 Bowl Mor Lanes 50.57 54 Dale's Small Engine230.00 55 Jim's Super Valu 14.87 56 Lon's Hdwr 9.99 57 MDU 524.93 58 Michael Kilmer Constr 450.00 59 Mun Gov Academy 30.00 28060 Newman Traffic Signs 111.09 61 Northdale Oil 3,060.65 62 North Star Coop 1,625.29 63 Polar Communications 564.59 64 PR Airport Auth 71.36 65 PR Implement 152.96 66 PR Park Dist 58.80 67 PR Public Library 79.17 68 PR Vet Clinic 300.00 69 Radisson Hotel Bismarck 74.70 28070 Glenn Rost 250.00 71 Special Funds 134.57 72 WC Auditor 10,253.21 73 WC Hwy Dept 117.56 74 WC Press 281.20 75 Void 0.00 76 Xerox Corp 72.00 77 NDPERS 12431 ..... 78 PR Airport Auth 1,561.39 79 PR Park Dist 4,137.04 28080 PR Public Library 1,551.39 81 Discovery Benefits 88.38 82 NDPERS 107.55 83 NDPERS 1,286.76 1561 Bevin Dvorak 86.58 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 4-15- 14 GF 14.34 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 4-15- 14 GFMU 1,216.53 1562 Cledith Carlson 273.55 1563 Kevin Jensen 124.67 1564 Roger A Johnson 227.88 1565 Robert Kubat 211.39 1566 Blake Leadens 95.87 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 4-15- 14 GF Snow 155.93 1567 Galen Bosh OT 138.21 1568 Joshua Irvine OT 191.08 1569 Peter Kelly OT 118.40 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 4-15- 14 GF OT134.27 1570 Bevin Dvorak 170.28 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 4-30- 14 GF 28.20 EFTPS (WH,SS,Med) 4-30- 14 GFMU 955.34 A.W. Municipal Utilities 5,061.29 A.W. NDStTaxComm 1,270.16 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 32182 NDPERS 18.57 BC/BS of North Dakota Acme Tools 229.48 AmeriPride Serv 118.32 Banyon Data Sys 475.75 Sean or Anne Barnhart Border States Elec Sup 83 3,358.83 84 85 86 87 52.54 88 74.95 89 City of Fargo 56.00 32190 Consolidated Waste, LTD 16,255.30 91 Philip Creighton 24.93 92 Discovery Benefits 22.00 93 Ethanol Products 341.59 94 Ferguson Waterworks 1,25406 95 Hawkins Inc 1,626.56 96 Dawn Hell Fund 44.15 97 Janice Englerth 142.50 98 Wade Kalgard 86.43 99 Lagoon Maintenance 1,596.90 32200 Light & Water Dept 3,951.44 01 Stefan Linstad 182.44 02 Lon's Hardware 52.20 03 Judie Lundgren Estate 38.93 04 7,435.00 O5 06 07 O8 09 Michael KUmer Constr MMUA 1,548.50 Municipal Utilities 642.38 ND One Call 15.40 NMPA 903.80 Nodak ElecCoop 5,719.58 32210Northdale Oil, Inc 253.03 11 North Star Coop 770.70 12 Polar Comm 150.65 13 PR Implement 556.35 14 Praxair Dist 145.15 15 Best Western Ramkota 189.40 16 Samson Electric 243.15 17 Beth Smith 44.19 18 Dorothy Stenerson Estate 52.88 19 Sunshine Kids Center 200.00 32220 Verizon Wireless 64.51 21 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 22 Water Rev Bd Fd Phase il 3,450.00 23 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 24 Water Sys Rep& Rep 1,500.00 25 Void 0 26 Welch's Bakery 3.70 27 General Fund 1,020.84 28 NDPERS 557:81 29 Discovery Benefits 269.94 32230 General Fund 5,601.29 31 NDPERS 575.07 32 NDPERS 3,962.96 33 Postmaster 301.32 7014-22 Salaries 4-15-14 11,268.60 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 4-15- 14 3,428.23 7023 Galen Bosh OT 54.13 7024 Wade Kalgard OT 108.40 7025 Peter Kelly OT 81.51 7026 Stefan Linstad OT 385.35 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 4-15- 14 OT 165.73 7027-35 Salaries 4-30-14 11,305.36 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 4-30- 14 28.20 A.W. ACH Charge 7.40 A.W. NMPA 142,376.51 SPECIAL FUNDS: 3376 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 6,384.69 Hospital Bond Fund 1045 US Bank 72,300.00 St Improve Dist #2013-1 3011 First United Bank 6,099.04 3012 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson 535.57 3013 Arntson Stewa[tWegner PC 5,377.95 Public Works Director D Larson recommendation to the Council was to decline the invitation to participate in the Lake Agassiz cost share program. Anderson moved to approve Larson's recommendation that the City not participate in the Lake Agassiz program. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Deputy Auditor Berg reported she had visited with the BCBS regarding the 20% increase to the City's group health insurance premium. The monthly premium for a family plan will increase from $1,147.20 to $1,378.40 and the single plan premium will increase from $441.20 to $530.10. Knutson moved to raise the cap on the City's contribution toward the health insurance premium from $715.33 to $895.96 per month to keep within the base established in 2009 which would keep the City's grandfathered status in effect. Byron seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold reported that the WC Fair Board asked for the City's permission to allow RV parking beside the Legion Coliseum on August 8, 2014. The WC Fair will be celebrating their 100th year and are sponsoring a fundraiser dance featuring the band Confederate Railroad. WC Fair Board members felt if people were allowed to park their RV's on the premises it would cut down on people drinking and driving. The Council decided to table the matter until information was received from the PR American Legion. The Sunshine Kids Center submitted a request to the PR Municipal Utilities for a donation to help cover costs associated with their yearly Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival. Knutson moved to approve a $200 donation. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. The Council set Monday, May 12, 2014 7:00 pm as the date for a Public Hearing for Matthew and Nicole Peschong's request for a non-conforming use petition for a permit to construct a 16' X 16" addition to the eastside (front) of their existing family home. The Council went through the tentative Fourth of July schedule of events. Berg informed the Council that Billing Clerk Patty Hensel has out sourced events held during the celebration. T Larson normally makes all the arrangements associated with the celebration but is out due to illness. Additional people are needed to help with the parade, putting up street barricades, setting up bleachers, and other celebration duties. Anyone interested in helping should call the City Office. Public Works Director Dennis Larson informed the Council that spring cleanup will be held the week of May 12. The PR Volunteer Fire Department is purchasing a used 2005 International auto-transmission truck to replace an older model water truck. The estimated cost is $85,000 to $100,000. The Fire Department is asking for the Council's permission to sponsor a Municipal lease. The Fire Department will use proceeds collected from their gaming fund to make the loan payments. Anderson moved to approve sponsoring a Municipal lease for the Fire Department. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. City Attorney S Currie informed the Council that under Senate Bill 2314, passed during the 2013 state legislative session, changes were made to a city's authority to grant property tax exemptions to new and expanding businesses. Effective after December 31, 2014, cities may continue to grant property tax exemptions to new or expanding primary sector businesses, but only cities of under 40,000 may grant property tax exemptions to retail sector projects. After December 31, 2014, the only way that a city of under 40,000 may grant a property tax exemption to a retail sector project is if the voters have granted that authority at an election held in conjunction with a statewide general election. Therefore, a city of under 40,000 must put the question on the November, 2014, election ballot if they want the option of granting a property tax exemption to a new or expanding retail sector business during 2015 or 2016. The ballot question and criteria that must be established by the governing body in order to grant a property tax exemption to a retail sector project are found in section 40-57.1- 03(1)(b) of the North Dakota Century Code. NDCC 40-57.1-03(1)(b) The ballot for elector approval of exemption of property under this subdivision must present the question at the election for a yes or no vote on the question: Shall the governing body of [Park River] be empowered to grant property tax exemptions upon application of new or expanding retail sector businesses? Yes No . Lundquist moved to have the item added to the November 2014 ballot. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold asked the Council members to consider an increase of the stipend paid to Councilmember's and the Mayor. The last increase was 16 years ago. Knutson compiled stipend information from same sized and neighboring cities and found that the stipends range from $96 to $250 per meeting for Council members. Park River currently pays $720 per year or $60 per month. The stipends if increased would be included in the 2015 budgets. D Larson presented the Council with a timeline for the water tower project. Dog at large and other policing related issues were discussed. Mayor Stenvold will contact Sheriff Lauren Wild and set up a date for a Police Committee meeting. Stenvold, Blake, Byron, and Lundquist serve on the police committee. Mayor Stenvold informed the Council that the Lyric Theatre remodeling project is in full swing. Stenvold questioned if the City should make a contribution to the project. Stenvold was advised to run it by the PR Development Corp for their recommendation. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM. Dan Stenvoid, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, Deputy City Auditor (May 21, 2014) Have you reodthe E S S today? Start or renew your subscription: In.County $34 ! Out-of-County $38 / Out.of.State RO. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270 $42