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LEGAL NOTICES THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 20 I-5 Page 13 City of Park River Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 AT 7:30 RM. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order withthe following present: Councilmen Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, and Anderson, City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson, City Attorney T Laaveg, Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Larson, and Auditor Ann Berg. Absent; Byron. Others; Brian Osowski, Dean Skjerven, and Alex Hall. At 7:54 PM Myron Knutson. Lorton moved and Lundquist seconded to approve the following minutes; March 9, 2015 Regular Council with correction to check #32720 from 1,6.19 to 1,628.49 and the March 26, 2015 Special Meeting-Paving Bids, the payments of the following checks and the financial reports. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. General Fund: 28512 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 750.00 13 BC/BS of North Dakota 1,296.86 14 Banyon Data Sys317.69 15 Berg, Ann 296.50 16 CRA Payment Center 114.61 17 Dale's Small Engine780.00 18 Farmers Union Service Assoc 9,99.66 19 Jolene Halldorson 500.58 28520 Hanson's Auto 7 imp 70.29 21 Heartland Gas Co 24.26 22 Jim's Super Valu 6.49 23 Kringstad Ironworks 93.75 24 Larson Painting1,075.00 25 Lon's Hdwr 35.95 26 MDU 363.92 27 Municipal Gcvt Academy 485.00 28 NDLC 35.OO 29 Northdale Oil, Inc 559.82 28530 North Star Coop 1,179.32 31 ODB Company 752.61 32, LLC 1,495.72 33 Polar Comm 847.80 34 PR airport Authority 330.71 35 PR Park Dist 298.04 36 PR Public Library 174.38 37 Quill Corp152.09 38 Radisson Hotel 224.10 39 Glenn Rost 250.00 28540 Samson Elec 1,092.07 41 Sanitation Products 250.27 42 Saville Enterprises, Inc 85.00 43 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 65.30 44 Special Funds 3,373.09 45 St Imprv Dist #7 1,047.88 46 Team Laboratory Chemical, Corp 1,966.43 47 WC Auditor 12,997.12 48 WC Press 396.24 49 Xerox Corp 65.33 Municipal Utilities: 32745 Kelly, Pete 134.73 46 BC/BS of North Dakota 5.446.74 47 Verizon Wireless 50.42 48 Advanced Engineering 2,942.90 49 AmeriPride Services, Inc 138.84 32750 Aqua-Pure Inc.1,489.11 51 Banyon Data Sys477.31 52 Cardmember Serv41.73 53 City of Fargo 28.00 54 CRA Payment Ctr153.15 55 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 16,477.30 56 Discovery Benefits, Inc 16.50 57 Don Greicar Excv 660.00 58 Ethanol Products 399.17 59 Farmers Union Serv Assoc 10,272.34 32760 Ferguson Waterworks 79 Quill Corp91.70 Knutson seconded to approve the 32780 Best Western 298.80 purchase of the furnaces for the City Hall. 81 SanGrait's Auto Serv Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. 787.95 The City Hall Committee also discussed 82 Sensus USA 281.64 raising the fees for renting the City Hall 83. Sifters, Laaveg & Wenzel and community room. Rates have not 79.80 been raised since the 1970's and 84 Sunshine Kids Ctr 200.00 expenses far exceed the revenues. After 85 Verizon Wireless 50.71 consulting with other cities new rates 86 Water Bond Fund 05 were presented to the Council. Council 4,830.00 felt the proposed rates were too high and 87 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase I1 sent the issue back to the City Hall 3,450.00 Committee for reconsideration. 88 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 City Coordinator Halldorson informed 89 Water System Repair& the Council that she has been accepted Replace1,500.00 into the Tri-College NEW Leadership 32790Water Tower Fund 11,206.50 Development Institute with a full 91 WC Press 293.46 scholarship. She is one of forty accepted 92 Ye Olde Med Ctr52.09 out of 100 applicants and is asking for 93 Jared Monson 52.77 permission to attend the training being Special Funds: held May 27-31. The Council granted 3430 PR Dev Corp 5,000.00 permission for Halldorson to take the time Hospital Bldg Fd: off to attend the training. 1049 U.S. Bank 71,300.00 St Imprv Dist #2012-2: Brian Osowski of AMKO Advisors and 5014 KLJ, Inc 559.43 Myron Knutson of Public Finance 5015 Mayo Construction 14,000.00 Management (PFM) appeared before the 5016 WC Press 77.22 Council to present proposals for re- 5017 First United Bank 1,487.80 financing the 2005 Sales Tax Revenue St Imprv Dist #2013-1 : Bonds for the hospital building project. 3024 First United Bank Both proposals were reviewed by 177,520.00 Council. Knutson moved and Blake Water & Sewer Imprv Dist 2012-1: seconded to award the re-financing 1016 First United Bank 18,315.00 project to Myron Knutson of PFM. Upon Water Tower Fund: roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. 10030 Advanced Engineering 10,932.57 10031 Maguire iron 90,000.00 10032 WC Press 365.04 10033 Advanced Engineering 2,408.73 1,719.02 61 Hach Company 190.83 The Sales Tax CommittEe is 62 Hawkins Inc 533.50 recommending the following item for the 63 Jim's Super Valu 7.99 Council's approval: Anderson moved and 64 Lagoon Maint 1,779.23 Lundquist seconded to accept the Sales 65 Leon's Bldg Ctr194.40 Tax Committee's recommendation for a 66 Light & Water Dept 3,351.50 $5,000 housing incentive from the Sales 67 Lon's Hdwr 97.44 Tax Economic Development Fund to the 68 Michael Kilmer Constr PR Economic Development Corp who will 2,160.00 issue a $5,000 check to Monty Novak. 69 MMUA 1,548.50 Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. 32770 Municipal Utilities 100.00 71 ND One Call 6.60 Anderson reported on behalf of the 72 ND Sewage Pump & Lift City Hall Committee who met to discuss 7,000.00 the furnaces in the City Hall auditorium. 73 NDPERS 17.75 Both furnaces need to be replaced and 74 NMPA 994.18 will cost approximately $15,000. 75 Nodak Electric Coop Halldorson will submit grant applications 5,891.54 to the ND Community Foundation and the 76 Northdale Oil, Inc 84.11 PR Community Endowment Fund to help 77 North Star Coop269.33 offset match costs not covered by the 78 PolarComm 155.80 DOC Energy Grant. Blake moved and Laaveg informed the Council she had visited with Bond Council representative Jim Stewart regarding the water and sewer improvement petition the City received from the PR Park District. Stewart informed her that the 80 acre industrial park should be surveyed and platted so each parcel of the land has a legal description. Laaveg recommended to the Council to survey and plat the 80 acre area at this time so future development projects could proceed in a timely manner. Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, Inc (KLJ) has done some preliminary work on the area for the PR Park District and Laaveg spoke with Engineer Jon Markusen and was given a quote of $5-6,000.00 to survey and plat the land for the City. Council felt the Planning and Zoning Committee should work with KLJ, Inc on platting the area. Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to hire KLJ to survey and plat the 80 acre industrial park area for $5-6,000. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. PWD Larson updated the Council on the Water Tower project. Maguire Iron has started welding the sections together and .should have the outside structure of the tower set up in three to four weeks. Engineer Alex Hall of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S) reported the results of the March 26th bid opening to the Council. The paving portion of the water tower project was re-bid and the four bids submitted were substantially lower saving the City money on the project. Hall is recommending awarding the contract to Knife River Materials who was the low bidder at $433,079.30. The State Water Commission will match up to $200,000 of eligible costs for paving the trench portion of the water transmission main. AE2S is working with Knife River Materials to have the paving completed before the July 4th celebration. Blake moved and Lundquist seconded to award the contract to Knife River Materials in the amount of $433,079.30. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Halldorson and Berg met with the BC/BS representatives and were informed the policy rate decreased by 3.6%. The representatives also provided information on dental and vision insurance. If the City adds the dental and vision policies, and leaves the health insurance caps at the current percents, the yearly cost to the City would be an additional $61.08. Employees will pay a portion of the dental and vision insurance plans. Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to keep leave the health insurance caps at their current percents to keep within the base established in 2009 which would keep the City's grandfathered status in effect, pay seventy-five % of the dental policy and $6.20 of each vision policy. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. garbage on the berms along with other unacceptable items. Larson would like to place branches and construction debris on the non-acceptable list and Council felt changing the items to the non-acceptable list was a reasonable one. PWD Larson informed the Council that some electrical upgrades will be needed for the school remodel project. Power lines and a transformer will need to be moved. The cost will be about $28,000 with some of the materials billed to the school. A new 3-phase line will need to be installed on Crescent St between PR Implement and Brunsvold Electric, install a new transformer for the new campground, and if time allows and funds fre available the primary overhead line rom PR Veterinary Clinic to Ye Olde Medicine Center and north by Darryl Hell's residence will be replaced and will complete upgrading most everything west of Park Ave N to underground. Additionally Larson would like to get KBM to do a study for the substation expansion at a cost of'around $65,000 which would design an underground circuit system and coordinate fusing throughout town along with arc-flash as required by OSHA. Larson estimates the total expense of the upgrades listed will cost about $325,000 over the next two years. An interested party approached the City about purchasing the City owned lot between the coulee and the Dairy Queen. Blake moved and Lorton seconded to advertise the property for sale on bids and to notify neighboring property owners. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Mayor Stenvold read a letter from Councilmen Blake announcing his resignation from the Council effective June 8, 2015. Blake has purchased a home outside of City limits. The Sunshine Kids Center submittedBeing no further business, the a request to the PR Municipal Utilities for meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM a donation to help cover costs associated with their yearly Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival. Lundquist moved and Lorton seconded to approve a $200.00 donation from the electrical fund to the Sunshine Kids Center Easter Carnival. Upon roll Dan Stenvold, Mayor call vote, all voted aye. M/C. ATTEST: PWD Dennis Larson informed the Council that spring cleanup will be held Ann Berg, City Auditor the week of May 11. In the past few years some residents have abused the spring and fall cleanup by the placement of excessive amounts of regular household (May 27, 2015) Park River Area School District Regular Board Of Education Meeting City of Park River Proceedings of Board of E( ualization BOARD OF TAX EQUALIZATION MEETING, CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015, AT 7:00 P.M. The Park River City Council met as the Board of Equalization in the City Council Room at 7:00 P.M on Monday, April 13, 2015. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present Councilmen M Lorton, K. Blake, R. Lundquist, City Attorney T. Laaveg, City Assessor S. Greicar, Public Works Director D. Larson, City Coordinator J. Halldorson, and Auditor A. Berg and at 7:10 pm Councilmen K. Anderson and 7:11 pm Councilmen A. Knutson. Absent: Councilmen, D. Byron. Others: Brian Osowski. Park River Area School District Special Board Of Education Meeting PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING WEDNESDAY, 5:33PM MAY 6, 2015 PARK RIVER, ND Special Board Meeting held May 6, 2015. Members present: Thompson, Hahn, Houser, Brummond, Rost, and Bata. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 5:33 P.M. Park River Area School District Special Board Of Education Meeting PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 12:02 PM APRIL 28, 2015 PARK RIVER, ND. Special Board Meeting held April 28, 2015. Members present: Hahn, Bata, Thompson, Laaveg, Rost. City of Edinburg Council Proceedings CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS MAY 11, 2015 7:00 PM Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson Present: All members present MS: Hall, Hammer approve minutes as read. Motion carried. MS: Sondeland and Hall to approve payment of bills beginning With chick # 7151 through #7162 for a total of $2674.93 and approve the monthly statement with a balance on hand of $40977.15. Motion carried. Checks: 7151-7162 WC Treasurer $294.00 Salaries 443.17 City Assessor S. Greicar stated that most properties throughout the community had true and :full value increases of ten percent due to the County raising all residential valuations to bring them within State guidelines. Assessments need to stay in line with the market because if the sales to assessment ratio, as calculated by the County Tax Director, gets too far out of alignment the State will place a blanket increase on the entire community. City Assessor S. Greicar reported that new construction contributed $824,700 to the City's valuation the past year in addition forty properties were bought or sold Blake moved and Lundquist seconded to accept the City Assessor's recommendations and adjustments for After discussion, M: Brummond S: Rost to approve first reading of the Tuition Assistance Policy, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Brummond to accept, with regret, Marl Bennington's resignation, All in favor, M.C. FJJ Solutions presented a detailed list of options with costs. Member Thompson left meeting during discussion. M: Brummond S: Bata to approve construction bids and bond $2,000,000.00 and pay $637,497.94 from the General Fund, On roll call vote, Rost - aye, Houser - aye, Bata - aye, Brummond - aye, Hahn - aye, M.C. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 12:02 P.M. FJJ Solutions presented a summary of all Contractor bids. Discussion of possible changes. Member Laaveg left the meeting at this time. FJJ Solutions will provide a listing with costs. Next meeting date to be determined. Meeting adjourned at 2:04 P.M. Ottertail 747.71 NE Reg Water 67.14 Polar 69.72 Fireside 28.89 TJ Hall 4.20 CHS Milton 286.00 General Store 67.89 WC Press 48.36 Park District 617.85 Total 2674.93 Old Business: Hammer reported on the condition of the Legion building. MSC: *Hall, Hammer to get building professionally cleaned in some areas. Motion carried. New Business: *MS: Hammer, Sondeland motioned to hire Accurate Electric to replace the the year 2014. Upon roll call, all voted aye. M/C. With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM. Dan Stenvold Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg City Auditor (May 27, 2015) Meeting adjourned at 8:10 RM. Diana Hahn, President Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager (May 27, 2015) Diana Hahn, President Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager (May 27, 2015) emergency lights and exit lights in the Community Center and post office. Motion carried. *MS: Sondeland, Pewe motioned to award The General Store monies from the City Sales Tax fund. Motion carried. Adjourn: Hammer Next Meeting: June 8 at 7:00 pm Minutes are being published subject to the governing body's review and revision. Respectfully submitted Vera Brandvold, Auditor (May 27, 2015) PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 5:30PM APRIL 14, 2015 PARK RIVER, ND Regular Board Meeting held April 14, 2015. Members present: Houser, Brummond, Thompson, Rost, Bata, Laaveg and Hahn. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. No additions to the agenda. M: Brummond S: Thompson to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting on March 12, 2015, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Laaveg to approve the Minutes of the Special Board Meeting on March 24, 2015, All in favor, MC. M: S: Bata to approve the expenditures as follows: General Fund #2123-2163, $312,850.37; Payroll and Benefits #75890-75935 and #1216-1290, $324,568.68, and Special Activities #1587-1608, $16,230.15, All in favor, M.C. J.P.MORGAN 17,280.86 VERtZON 42.32 CENEX FLEETCARD 97.04 THE HARTFORD 1,584.41 AFLAC 1,706.28 DISCOVERY BENEFITS 2,806.39 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD 14,855.43 NORTH DAKOTA ASSN. TECH 100.00 NORTH DAKOTAASSN. TECH 75.00 AARON SCHRAMM 10.13 AMAZON.COM CREDIT 600.15 APPLE INC. 1,395.00 ARTEKTA ARCHITECTS 170,364.43 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 50.00 DEPT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 763.73 DISCOVERY BENEFITS 85.00 FOSTER JACOBS & JOHNSON INC 53,752.58 FRANZ REPOGRAPHICS 188.05 GLOBAL SAFETY 209.70 GRAND FORKS PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3,223.28 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,696.00 KIRK HAM 18.40 HEART OF THE VALLEk( CONSORTIUM 400.00 JAYMAR BUSINESS FORMS, INC. 148.94 KATHY KIBLER 2,127.30 LEON'S BUILDING CENTER 6.49 LIGHT & WATER DEPT 8,226.81 MATHISONS 62.10 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 2,603.55 MORTENSON & RYGH 5,580.00 NORTH STAR COOP 4,457.06 NORTH VALLEY VOCATIONAL CTR 803.27 NORTHDALE OIL INC. 21.73 OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR 165.00 OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY 1,224.99 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL Interviews last week and next couple of 72.19 days. SAMSON ELECTRIC 91,77 THREE STAR DAIRY, INC. Discussion on options to set up a .6,638.58 policy for Teacher's Tuition Assistance. US FOODSERVICE 8,056.20 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 358.80 Discussion of accepting credit card WAYNES VARIETY 14.61 payments for hot lunch and fees. Mr. WELCH'S BAKERY 886.80 Ham will have proposal at May meeting. LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY 3,280.62 Discussion of updating some of the SPANISH TRIP ACCOUNT older ActivBoards during the Building 145.00 I~oject. BRIDGETTE FOERSTER 60.00 ROBERT GOLL 300.00 Discussion on the October 14, 2014 GRIGGS COUNTY CENTRAL motion that contingent upon the SCHOOL 345.00 successful bond vote, the Board would PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL pay off the Bond and Loan of the 1999 1,316.74 Addition before June 30, 2015. Business DEVILS LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL Manager will cot}tact Bank of North 160.00 Dakota to set up payment. NDSU 90.00 AARON SCHRAMM 38.24 M: Laaveg S: Thompson to accept, ANGLE SOLSENG 540.00 with regret, Jessica Greicar's resignation, COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS All in favor, M.C. 286.10 FIRST UNITED INSURANCE M: Brummond S: Houser to hire Leah 28.00 Entzel for the 5-12 grades Music position, DONNA GALLOWAY 720.00 All in favor, MC. GRAFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 7,599.18 M: Rost S: Laaveg to hire Haley ND FFAASSOCIATION 255.00 Ulland for the English position, All in favor, NORTHDALE OIL INC. 113.09 M.C. PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 26.58 Member Rost left the meeting at this THREE STAR DAIRY, INC. time. 641.96 TROPHIES&ENGRAVING M: Brummond S: Thompson to 156.70 approve the Master Agreement for 2015- WAYNES VARIETY 13.66 2017, All in favor, MC. WELCH'S BAKERY 39.60 SHELDON WELTZ 74.68 M: Laaveg'S: Houser to amend the Title I Reallocated Funds budget to Financial Report: Ham - Foundation $125,574.80, All in favor, MC. Aid, Building Project funds and property tax. Administrative Reports: Nilson - Interviews, ESP Family Night, Retiree Open House, Mary Martin is Techie Teacher of the Year, Assessments and summer school; Schramm - Student testing, ACT results, Science Fair, Prom, Wolf Ridge trip, Speech, Music and spring sports; Ham - Title I Reallocated Funds, purchasing rebate, inventory of school will be postponed and scoreboards in elementary gym. Vocational Center Report: Brummond - Mark Wagner resigning, negotiations settled. No report on Library. REA Rel~ort: Laaveg - New Director, school survey. Discussion on building project. Roofing Contractors all recommended to keep ballasted roofing. Equipment Bid opening, April 16, 2015, Contractor Bid Opening, April 23, 2015. Scheduled to have Special Board Meeting April 28, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. to approve bids. Discussed possible meeting time for Building and Grounds Committee. Discussion on requiring payroll checks to be Direct Deposit. M: Laaveg S: Houser to require all payroll checks to be Direct Deposit effective July 1, 2015, All in favor, M.C. Discussed the teaching vacancies; M: Bata S: Laaveg to accept Harlow's Bus Sales bid of $82,085.00 with the trade-in of the 2007 Blue Bird bus, All in favor, M.C. M: Brummond S: Houser to approve up to ten days of compensation to Brenda Nilson for additional assistance during the Building Project, All in favor, MC. Member Rost rejoined the meeting at this time. M: Thompson S: Laaveg to terminate Tracy Young's employment, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Bata to accept, with regret, Carley Hangaard's resignation, All in favor, M.C. M: Laaveg S: Rost to pay Maribeth Anderson $727.09 for medical expenses, All in favor, MC. Expenditures for the Fitness Center were tabled. Next Board meeting i.~ scheduled for May 12, 2015 at 5:30 P.IV~. Meeting adjourned at 7:21 P.M. Diana Hahn, President Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager (May 27, 2015)