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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 Page 13 Notice of Election Valley-Edinhurg School District Notice to Creditors Your goes here Call 284-6333 today for rates. NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice is hereby given that on the 12th of June, 2018, the annual election for the Valley-Edinburg School District #118 will be held for the purpose of electing one director for a three year term for the Valley area, one director for a three year term for the Edinburg area, and one director for a three year term for the At Large position. Polls will be open at eleven o'clock a.m. and close at seven o'clock p.m. Polling places will be Hoople City Hall, Hoople, ND, Crystal City Hall, Crystal, ND and the Valley-Edinburg High School, Edinburg, ND Positions up for election are those currently held by Nick Otto, Duane Jonasson, and Andrew Gullickson, The people who have filed for the Edinburg area are Duane Jonasson & Caitlin Evenson. The person that has filed for the Valley area is Nick Otto. The person that has filed for the At Large position is Andrew Gullickson. Applications for absentee ballots are available at the Valley-Edinburg School in Crystal, ND. Absentee ballots must be received by Business Manager, April Howatt, at the Crystal office prior to the day of the election. (May 30 and June 6, 2018) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH or to Wes R. Welch, PC, Attorney at Law, COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA PO Box 107, Park River, North Dakota, 58270 or filed with the Court. In the Matter of the Estate of Edith J. Froiland, Deceased Probate No. 50-2018 PR-00027 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Dated this 10th day of May, 2018 Orville Kjelland, Co-Personal Representative Gary Sel~oe, Co-Personal Representative NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed co- Wes R. Welch, PC personal representatives of the above PO Box 107 estate. All persons having claims against 201 Briggs Ave. S. the said deceased are required to present Park River, ND 58270 their claims within three (3) months after (701)284-7833 the date of the first publication of this wesw@polarcomm.com notice or said claims will be forever Attorney#05022 barred. Claims must be presented to Attorney for Orville Kjelland and Gary Orville Kjelland at 12823 65 St. NE Park Seboe, Co-Personal Representatives River, ND 58270 or Gary Seboe at 311 Harris Ave. S. Park River, ND 58270, Co- Personal Representatives of the estate, (May 16, 23, and 30, 2018) A public notice is information informing citizens of government activities that may affect the citizens' everyday lives. Public notices have been printed in local newspapers, the trusted sources for community information, for more than 200 years. North Dakota newspapers also post public notices on www, ndp, ublicnetices.cem at no charge to units of government. City Of Park River, North Dakota Regular Counci Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018 AT 7:30 PM. Rublished Subject to the Governing BOdy's Review and Revision The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order; upon roll call the following were Present: Council members Mike Lorton, Kyle Halvorson, Arvid Knutson, Robert Lundquist Ill, and Keith Anderson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Larson, Coordinator/Auditor Nancy Thompson, and Assessor/Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Council member Dwight Byron arrived at 8:07 PM. Absent: None. Others present: Marcus Lewis, Waylon Lietz, Dean Skjerven, Joseph Fietek, Michael Helt, Jason Lindell, Sean Cantellay, Jeff Dahlen, Sheriff Ron Jurgens, Erin Peterka, Chris Midgarden, Jon Markusen and Laurie Larson. Additions and Changes to Agenda: To Committees add: Ward Reports; New Business add; & Financing to #2, add #11 FCHC Conditional Use Permit, #12 Joint Powers Agreement-City & Park District, #13 Community Gardens; Public Works; add Price Overlay for East Bike Path & Millings for Parking Lot. Lundquist ~moved, and Anderson seconded to approve the changes to the agenda. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Comments and Questions From Citizens: Jon Markusen & Chris Midgarden appeared to ask if the City would consider a cost share mill & overly project for a portion of Sandwood Place. The portion would either be 22 x 900' stretch starting where the pavement ends to Hillcrest Country Club for about $15,000 or 22 x 1600' starting at County Road 12 to Hillcrest Country Club for about $26,000. The cost share would be between the residents of Sandwood, Hillcrest Country Club and the City. The project was referred to the Streets & Utility Committee and their findings will be presented at the June 11th Council meeting. Midgarden left at 7:44. Marcus Lewis, CEO, and Waylon Lietz of First Care Health Center appeared to present their request for a conditional use permit. FCHC is planning an addition on the north side of the hospital and need to move the equipment garage. They are asking to move the garage to their parking lot located at the corner of Vivian Street West & Code Avenue North. A petition with the required number of signatures was submitted to Thompson. Knutson moved, and Lundquist seconded to approve the conditional use permit to move the garage to the parking lot located at Vivian Street West & Code Avenue South. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Lundquist moved, and Lorton seconded to approve the first reading of Ordinance 8 Offenses; 1. In General, 2. Against Property, 3. Against Public Order, Health Safety and Sensibilities. Laaveg informed the Council this ordinance helps by charging shoplifting offenders in Municipal Court and imposing finesrather than incarcerating offenders which is high and not cost effective. Jurgens stated incarceration costs $75 per day to jail offenders and this ordinance would eliminate incarceration. In addition, female offenders must be transported to Grand Forks for incarceration and incur additional fees. Currently the District Attorney will not prosecute if the value is under $200 to $250. Laaveg stated this ordinance also addresses disorderly conduct. (Copies of entire ordinance may be viewed at the Auditor's office.) Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Sean & Bobbi Cantellay applied for a food and beverage specialty license for beer & wine only. They are purchasing the building at 414 Briggs Ave S and plan on opening "The Grouse & Gopher" cafe and would like to serve wine & beer with the meals. Laaveg informed Council the City Ordinance requires that a 30-day residency requirement must be met to qualify for any alcoholic beverage license. She recommends approving the license request contingent on Cantellay fulfilling the 30-day residency requirement. Knutson moved, and Anderson seconded to approve the food & beverage alcoholic beverage license request from Sean & Bobbi Cantellay contingent that Cantellay meets the 30-day residency requirement. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C: ~ . Committee Reports: Sales Tax Committee: Recommends approving the following requests; From Economic Development Fund - Pay $7,500 for yearly operating funds to the PR Economic Development Corp; Sponsor a PACE interest buydown loan to "The Grouse & Gopher" for $7,000. From Capital Improvement Fund - Pay $23,135 for the City share of S.I.D. #7 loan (2nd to last payment), loan to S.1.D.2018-1 $14,267.75 for engineering invoice to AE2S and $1,301.92 for bid advertising to WC Press. Lundquist moved, and Knutson seconded to approve the recommendations as presented. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Ward Reports: Halvorson asked Larson when the curb by the Bossert residence will be fixed and when the water repair on 3rd St W will be leveled off. Larson stated Bossert's curb will be repaired when the frost 'comes out of the ground & that 3rd St West has been leveled off and the barricades have been removed. Anderson inquired if the Texas crossing in the big park will be repaired and opened. Larson has contacted Don Greicar to open the area to see what repair needs to be done and estimates approximately eight yards of concrete will be needed to fix the crossing. New Business: Berg informed the Council that Jay & Becky Skorheim applied for an abatement on their 2017 taxes. She preformed an assessment visit and found that 12% across the board increase last year from Walsh County put the valuation of their recerltly built home over the taxable valuation and recommend approving Skorheim's request for an $34,200 abatement from $323,340 to $289,140. Halvorson moved, and Lundquist seconded to approve Skorheim's $34,200 abatement request from $323,340 to $289,140. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Approval of Minutes: Halvorson moved, and Anderson seconded to accept the minutes from the April 9, 2018 regular meeting with the correction: under the following were Present: Council members Add Mike Lorton. Uponroll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Knutson moved, and Lundquist seconded to accept the minutes from the April 10, 2018 Special meeting as presented. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Anderson moved, and Lorton seconded to accept the minutes from the April 10, 2018 Board of Equalization Berg informed the Councilthat Robert meeting. Upon roll call vote, all present and Lyndice Benoy applied for an voted aye. M/C. abatement on their 2017 taxes. She preformed an assessment visit and found Unfinished Business: their abatement request was not Knutson moved, and Halvorson supported by her inspection. Berg is seconded to approve the second reading recommending to the Council that they of Ordinance 2.b amending the AIcoholic deny Benoy's original request of an Beverage License. This ordinance will $15,960 decrease from $78,960 to add a new food and beverage specialty $63,000 and approve a $5,580 reduction license for on sale only; adding a from $78,960 to $73,380. Knutson temporary seasonal club license at a moved, and Lundquist seconded to follow prorated fee and adding languageBerg's recommendation and deny regarding persons under 21 years of age Benoy's original request and approve a on licensed premises. (Copies of entire $5,580 reduction from $78,960 to ordinance may be viewed at the Auditor's $73,380 on the 2017 abatement request. office.) Upon roll call vote, all present Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. voted aye. M/C. M/C. Thompson informed the Council that type of governmental audit and have had AE2S has recommended approving the the same system review report completed $323,335 bid from Mayo Construction for on their businesses. Lundquist and Byron the Street Improvement Distinct 2018-1 felt strongly that business should be kept project. Lundquist moved to accept the local. Lundquist moved to accept $323,335 bid and award the S.I.D. 2018- Mortenson Rygh & Associates bid of 1 project to Mayo Construction of $7,950 to preform the 2017 City Cavalier, ND. Lundquist moved, and governmentalaudit. Byron seconded and Anderson seconded to approve the upon roll callvote allvoted aye. M/C. $323,335 bid and award the S.I.D. 2018- 1 project to Mayo Construction. Upon roll Summer help hire recommendation call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. from Larson for public works are Christian Lundquist and Gavin Gillespie. Office Thompson informed the Council she summer help recommendation from requested financinginformationfromFirst Thompson for office work is Barb United Bank and Gate City Bank for the Ferguson. Lorton felt the City should S.I.D. 2018-1 Special Assessment increase the wage for summer help to project. No information was submitted by $11.00 per hour. He stated the Park Gate City Bank and First United Bank District pays their summer help $11.00 submitted information on a 15 and a 20- per hour with Lundquist reporting the year refunding improvement bond. The Dairy Queen pays $10.50 & Laaveg 20-year bond would cost a residential mentioned that the county pays over parcel approximately $189.03 per year, $12.00 per hour. Lorton moved, and and the 15-year bond would cost $252.04 Halvorson seconded to pay public works per year, not including interest. The and office summer help $11.00 per hour. interest savings on the 15-year bond over Upon roll call vote, Lorton, Halvorson, the 20-year bond would be about Knutson, Byron and Anderson voted aye $65,000. Both amounts are less than with Lundquist abstaining. M/C. Knutson previous improvement projects. Ryan moved, and Anderson seconded to GratzofAE2S provided bond information approve Larson and Thompson's to Thompson and the average interest recommendations for summer help hires. rate is 4% across the life of the bond. Upon roll call vote, Lorton, Halvorson, First United Bank proposal for the 15-year Knutson, Byron and Anderson voted aye bond is about 3.15% while the 20-year with Lundquist abstaining. M/C. bond average is 3.36%. Thompson recommended financing the bond through Thompson presented the following First United Bank on a 15-year note. additions and changes to the Schedule of Knutson moved to approve financing the Fees. Food & beverage specialty license SID 2018-1 special assessment project for beer and wine only - $250 per item; with a 15-year bond through First United Street or off premises sale permit for Bank. Upon roll call vote, all present voted alcoholic beverages - $25 per transfer; aye. M/C. Club license alcoholic beverage fee $100 per month for regular and seasonal Lundquist moved, and Halvorson licenses; gaming license local permits - seconded to designate the Walsh County $25 per year for unlimited events or $10 Press as official newspaper for the City of for a once a year event permit. Council Park River. Upon roll call vote, all present was also asked what they wanted to do voted aye. M/C. about the $150 outdoor patio fee. Lundquist questioned if the Alexander Lundquist moved, and Halverson House's deck fell under the outdoor patio seconded to grant the transfer of the ordinance. Laaveg felt it did not qualify American Legion's Liquor License to the as an outdoor patio but felt something Coliseum for the Domestic Violence should be done with the ordinance as it Fundraiser on May 31. Upon roll call was not being followed as written. vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Council felt the transfer fee and outdoor patio fee should be removed. Mayor Councilman Knutson introduced the Stenvold sent the outdoor patio ordinance following Resolution: to the polices and contracts committees for a recommendation and to vote on the RESOLUTION schedule of fees at the June meeting. WHEREAS, the City of Park River is a No action was taken on the Sandwood member of the Northern Municipal Power Place mill & overlay cost share proposal Agency (NMPA) for the purpose ofand was sent to the Streets & Utilities purchasing power to meet electricity Committee for a recommendation at next needs month's meeting. for the City of Park River. First Care Health Center presented a NOW, THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY conditional use permit to move their RESOLVED, that Dennis Larson is garage from the north side of the hospital hereby to the parking lot south of the ambulance appointed to represent the City of Park building. Knutson moved, and Lundquist River on the Board of Directors of seconded to approve the conditional use NMPA through April 30, 2019 and permit. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Marcus Lewis & Waylon Lietz left at BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that 8:33 pro. Dan Stenvold be appointed as the City of Park River's representative on the Advisory Council of NMPA through April 30, 2019. cost of the project is approximately $40,000. Knutson moved, and Lundquist seconded to do an overlay on the entire bike path between SanGrait Auto & Samson Electric using $40,000 of Sales Tax Capital Improvement Funds to pay for the project. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Larson was approached about selling millings to be used for a church parking lot. Lundquist moved, and Byron seconded to not sell the millings and keep them for City street repairs. Upon roll call vote, Lorton, Halvorson, Lundquist, Byron and Anderson voted aye with Knutson abstaining. M/C. Auditor & Assessor Reports: Berg presented an application for property tax exemption for improvements to commercial & residential buildings from Sean Cantellay for the future "The Grouse & Gopher" caf6 at 414 Briggs Ave S. Cantellay is asking for tax exemptions on $35,000 Worth of improvements he plans on making to the property. Berg recommends approving a five-year 100% tax exemption on the proposed $35,000 improvements. Halvorson moved, and Byron seconded to approve a five-year 100% tax exemption on $35,000 of improvements to Sean Cantellay for "The Grose and Gopher" at 414 Briggs Ave S. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Anderson moved, and Lundquist seconded to approve payment of the following bills. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. 23 Glenn Rost $250.00 24 Samson Electric LTD $1,139.00 25 Sanitation Products Inc $300.53 26 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel $1,234.70 27 Special Assessment Fund $32.81 28 ST Improve Dist #2017-1 $621.72 29 ST Improvement Dist #7 $826.93 34930 STERLING CARPET ONE $442.50 31 Team Laboratory Chemical Corp $2,680.50 32 US Bank Equipment Finance $194.75 33 Personalized Envelope Program $880.00 34 Verizon Wireless $268.10 35 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2015-1 $6,200.00 36 War & Sew Imprv Dist #2016-1 $9,490.OO 37 Water System Repair & Replace $4,000.00 38 Water Bond Fund 05 $4,830.00 39 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase I $3,450.00 34940 Water Tower Fund $11,315.00 41 Water Treatment Fund $29,356.47 42 Walsh County Auditor $6,148.69 43 Walsh County Press $582.24 8222-56 Salaries $42,323.67 AW US Treasury $14,835.75 AW First United Bank $14.00 AW NSF Check Returned $162.42 AW ND ST Tax Commissioner $1,168.30 AW NMPA $131,891.59 AW PSN (Payment Services Network) $4.95 General Fund & Municipal Utilities 34873 NDPERS $436.27 74 Postmaster $235.76 75 Aflac $130.92 76 Discovery Benefits $210.00 77 NDPERS $436.27 78 NDPERS $5,655.35 79 BC/BS of North Dakota $7,899.80 34880 2016 Electrical Upgrade $8,000.00 81 Adapco, Inc $5,495.00 82 Advanced Engineering & $1,920.00 Special Funds 83 AmeriPride Services, Inc 10113 PR Economic Development $193.45 Corp $7,500.00 84 Aqua-Pure Inc.$1,312.4610114 ST Improve Dist #2017-1 85 ASKIM GARY $30.00 $25,566.56 86 Border States Electric Supply 10115 ST Improve Dist #2018-1 $463.70 $15,569.67 87 Cardmember Service 10116 Street Improvement District #7 $589.06 $23,135.00 88 Void $0.00 89 City of Cavalier $1,254.00 Debt Service & Bond Funds 34890 City of Fargo$28.00 6125 City of Park River 91 Productivity Plus Account $25,421.21 $211.83 6126 Knife River Materials 92 Consolidated Waste, LTD.$25,566.66 $17,253.70 6127 ND Public Finance Authority 93 Discovery Benefits, Inc $36,750.00 $11.00 6128 Polar Communications 94 Ferguson Waterworks #2516 $11,052.72 $1,361.60 6129 Red River Regional Council 95 Funded Depreciation $24,536.77 $5,001.00 6130 WC Job Development Authorit! 96 Void $0.00 $22,243.19 Laaveg informed the Council the Joint 97 General Funded Depreciation 6131 Walsh County Press Powers Agreement for management and $2,223.00 $1,301.92 maintenance of real property between the 98 GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY 6132 Void $0.00 City and PR Park District is ready for -PR $75.00 6133 Advanced Engineering & The foregoing Resolution was approval. The agreement outlines what 99 Hawkins Inc $1,518.54$14,267.75 seconded by Councilman Lundquist and the City takes care of and what the Park 34900 Jim's Super Valu $9.78 6134 Bank of North Dakota upon roll call, the District takes care of as far as trees, 1 Leon's Building Center, Inc following voted aye: Lorton, parks, buildings, property & lawn upkeep. $909.61 $31,754.07 6135 Cityof Grafton Halvorson, Knutson, Lundquist, and Lundquist moved, and Halvorson 2 Liberty BusinessSystems, Inc Anderson. Absent Byron. M/C. seconded to approve signing the joint $93.06 $12,710.60 powers agreement with the PR Park 3 Light & Water Dept $4,926.46 6136 Cityof Park River $635.51 City administration is asking for District. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. 4 Void $0.00 permission to apply for the 50/50M/C. 5 Stefan Linstad$60.49 Knutson moved, and Byron seconded matching Walsh County 2019 1/2 Mill Self- 6 Lon's Hardware$499.27 to approve the Auditor, Assessor and Help Program. The project would use Lundquist thought it would be a good 7 Montana Dakota UtilitiesFinancial reports into record. Upon roll funds to replace doors or windows in the idea to start a community garden in $454.06 call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. City Hall Auditorium. Anderson moved, Green Acres Addition. He felt it would be 8 Michael Kilmer Construction and Halvorson Lundquist seconded to a good fundraising project and thought $1,250.00 Stenvold reminded the Council of the approve the city administration's request perhaps the PR Community Club could 9 Void $0.00 Public Hearing to Protest the Special to apply for the funding & use said funding oversee the project. Stenvold 34910 Michael Todd & Company, Inc Assessment Street Improvement District for the city hall auditorium doors or commented that as a member of the $632.03 2018-1 on Monday, May 21, at 5:30 PM. windows replacement. Upon roll call community club he did not think they 11 MONSON DARLENE vote, all voted aye. M/C. would want to take on the project. It was $111.42 Being no further business, Lundquist suggested to talk to Brad Brummond for 12 ND Dept of Health/Chem-Lab moved to adjourned at 9:01 PM. Council member Byron arrivedat 8:07 ideas. Stenvold asked Lundquist to $32.96 PM. oversee a committee to investigate the 13 ND One Call Inc. $20.00 possibility of a community garden project 14 NDPERS $15.96 Thompson presented information on for next year. 15 NMPA $2,536.76 Dan Stenvold, Mayor the audit request for proposals she sent 16 Nodak Electric CooperativeATTEST: out. Nine requests were sent out with Mayor's Comments: Stenvold$5,094.43 three responding they do not conduct commented he was glad to see more 17 Northdale Oil, Inc $875.07 governmental audits and no response for people running for City Council. 18 North Star Coop $462.33 Ann Berg, Assessor/Deputy Auditor three others. The three which responded 19 Polar Communications were: Harold Rotunda, CPA with a bid of Public Works: Larson presented $859.85 $2,900; Mortenson Rygh & Associates information to the Council on an overlay 34920 PR Airport Authority $1,554.83 $7,950; and Brady Martz & Associates, of the bike path starting at SanGrait Auto 21 PR Park District $3,085.98 PC $12,000. All firms preform the same going east to Samson Electric. The total 22 PR Public Library $1,358.72 (May 30, 2018) Your commu Your Your story. Contact Allison or Brook at the Walsh County Press 284-6333 or wcpress@polarcomm.com