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OTICES Pa e I0 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, IUNE 28, 2017 Park River Area School Board Regular Meeting Minutes PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 16, 2017 The Regular Board Meeting was held May 16, 2017 in the Board Room. Members present: Diana Hahn, Terry Novak, Jennifer Thompson, Tracy Laaveg, Brad Brummond and Kelly Houser. Absent: Bill Bata. President Hahn called meeting to order at 5:29 P.M. No additions to agenda. Ms. Syvertson and Ms. Reiff gave a presentation on Standards Based Grading. Examples: Kindergarten math would be graded on skills and performance.Grades 3-6, behavior expectations. M: Laaveg S: Brummond to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2017, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Novak to approve the expenditures as follows: General Fund #3429-3468, $218,307.11; Payroll and Benefits #76283-76294 and #3568- 3699, $325,231.45; Special Activities #2306-2344, $28,213.84, All in favor, M.C. J.P.MORGAN 46,791.75 J.P.MORGAN 39,156.71 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INST 40.00 LOIS SOLSENG 80.13 NORTHERN ESCROW 16,171.32 THE HARTFORD 1,625.37 NORTHERN ESCROW 530.57 LIGHT & WATER DEPT 11,968.95 AMAZON.COM CREDIT 498.09 CENEX FLEETCARD 310.09 CULINEX 105.90 DAKOTA EAST 60.75 DEMCO 369.16 DEPT OF PUBLIC INST901.38 DISCOVERY BENEFITS 10.00 DONNA GALLOWAY 52.00 GREATAMERICA FINANCIAL SVCS 1,696.00 JANA GUDMUNDSON 440.20 KIRK HAM 214.00 HERZOG ROOFING INC 2,429.50 LEON'S BUILDING CTR1,595.56 KAREN MIDGARDEN 180.00 MDU 2,428.87 BRENDA NILSON 384.00 NORTH STAR COOP 7.23 NVCTC 41,991.00 NORTHDALE OIL 3,413.56 NORTHERN RED RIVER ITV 3,675.00 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 19.89 SAMSON ELECTRIC 269.16 JACOB SCHAUER 147.92 SOUTHEAST ED COOP 1,790.00 THREE STAR DAIRY 2,330.85 TODD CAMERON/GRLLC 117.40 UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL ED 32,652.41 VALLEY BRAKE SERVICE 380.00 VERIZON 109.13 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 267.70 WELCH'S BAKERY 735.20 ALYSSA SCHAUER 140.00 SAMSON ELECTRIC 364.85 ALYSSA SCHAUER 1,855.51 KATIE THOMPSON 1,431.00 TYLER STOCKTON 206.65 SCOTT BERRY 105.00 DEVILS LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL 160.00 GREATER MIDWEST FUNDRAISING 3,067.70 THOMAS PERIUS 169.20 JEFF RERICK 105.00 LANGDON AREA SCHOOL DIST 160.00 HALEY ULLAND140.00 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 13,665.90 JARROD ROST 25.00 RYAN INGEMAN 194.20 MITCH JORGENSEN 130.00 JESSE IRVINE 52.50 EUGENE KACHENA 52.50 NORTHWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL 210.12 LHS 200.00 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 80.00 ALEXANDER MCMARTIN 52.50 CAVALIER PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST 160.00 CENTRAL CASS SCHOOL DIST 150.00 DAKOTA EAST 311.75 AMANDA GOLL 149.07 JS WHOLESALE & VENDING 253.08 JULIA KOPPANG 39.81 LEON'S BUILDING CTR49.31 MARY MARTIN 120.00 ND FFA ASSOCIATION 100.00 BRETT OMDAHL 450.00 PARK RIVER AREA ,~L.,I-IUUL 22.50 KRISTI SEIM 76.77 SUMMERTIME 55.00 THREE STAR DAIRY 219.62 WAYNES VARIETY 52.70 WOLF RIDGE 4,466.25 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL 903.21 DEVILS LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL 160.00 LARIMORE SCHOOL DIST 220.00 RUGBY PUBLIC SCHOOL100.00 Park River Area School Board S )ecial Meeting Minutes Financial Report: Supt. Ham- Reviewed revenues and expenditures, foresee deficit spending to be less than budgeted. Administration Reports: Grade 4 going fishing tomorrow, preliminary results of NDSA, enrollment, new staff; High School Principal Schramm - Junior Class ACT results, Graduation is May 28; Supt. Ham - ESSA, "title I, Schoolwide "l]tle I allows to be eligible for 21 st Century Funds, Library carpet, roofing project. No Library or REA Report. Vocational Center Report: Brummond - FFA Banquet, Bryan Stastny- welding teacher received Region 5 award, expanding program, funds were cut for GED program. Discussed Vercon bill. Should be receiving a check for a portion of the concrete replacement from FJJ. Supt. Ham gave legislative update. PowerPoint provided for review. Scheduled Policies & Procedures, Personnel Committee Meeting for June 13, 2017 at 7 P.M. M: Laaveg S: Thompson to hire Sally Carlson as summer custodian at 30 hours/week, All in favor, M.C. M: Brummond S: Houser to approve the second reading of the Head Lice Policy (FCAC) replacing "Superintendent" with Principal and remove "head-to-head" in Management of Head Lice section and approve the second reading of the Data Protection and Security Breaches Policy (IDC), All in favor, M.C. M: Novak S: Thompson to approve Mary Martin's TuitionAssistance Request, All in favor, M.C. M: Laaveg S: Houser to appoint, per Policies & Procedures, Personnel Committee's recommendation, Jonathan Berg as Girl's Basketball Head Varsity Coach and Daniel Hanson as Girl's Basketball Assistant Varsity Coach, All in favor, M.C. M: Laaveg S: Brummond to hire Andrew Mangwa Younkam as Science Teacher, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Novak approve the 2017-18 Teacher Contracts, All in favor, M.C. M: Novak S: Brummond to accept Open Enrollment application for the Griffin family, All in favor, M.C. M: Brummond S: Houser to approve Certificate of Final Completion of Building Project, All in favor, M.C. M: Laaveg S: Thompson to approve commitment to Schoolwide Title I, All in favor, M.C. Next meeting is scheduled for June 19, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. in Board Room. Adjourned at 6:42 P.M. /s/Diana Hahn, President /'o/I=IuLJ~I td l-lil ll~l, ~U~ll l~bb Mdl li;l.~l (June 28, 2017) PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES MAY 30, 2017 A Special Board Meeting was held May 30, 2017 in the Board Room. Members present: Brad Brummond, Bill Bata, Tracy Laaveg, Diana Hahn and Jennifer Thompson. Absent: Kelly Houser and Terry Novak. A public notice is information informing citizens of government activities that may affect the citizens' everyday lives. Public fiotices have been printed in local newspapers, the trusted sources for communii j information, for more than 200 years. North Dakota newspapers also post public notices on at no charge to units of government. Rob Scherr requested to void contract for 2017-18. M: Bata S: Brummond to release Rob Scherr from his 2017-18 Contract, All in favor, M.C. Adjourned at 12:24 P.M. /s/Diana Hahn, President /s/Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager President Hahn called meeting to order at 12:18 RM. (June 28, 2017) City Of Park River Regular Co,nncil Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017 AT 7:30 P.M. Published Subject to the Governin_o Body's Review and Revision The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. City Attorney Laaveg updated Council on the Dub property at 308 Prospect Ave N. A deed has been received stating the property will be sold as is. Currently there is part of a structure located on the property along with various vehicle and metal salvage. The building will need to be tested for asbestos and lead paint and if found must be remediated before the debris can be hauled to the landfill. Remediation could cost $1,000 to $2,000. Utilities have continued to accrue and over $800. is owed. Knutson moved and Lundquist seconded to pay $5,000.00 for the property as is and write off the over $800 utility bill. Upon roll call vote, all Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to voted aye. M/C. order; upon roll call the following were Present: Council members Mike Lorton, WC Tax Director Todd Morgan Kyle Halvorson, Arvid Knutson, Robert informed Berg that an additional twelve Lundquist III, Dwight Byron, and Keith percent across the board increase will be Anderson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, added to all properties in Park River to City Coordinator/Auditor Nancy help move the County into compliance. Thompson, and Assessor/Deputy Auditor This will be requested by Morgan at the Ann Berg. Absent: Public Works Director Walsh County Tax Equalization meeting (PWD) Dennis Larson. Others present: on June 20th. Berg reported she is Taylor Amiot, Dean Skjerven, Joe Fietek, working on her assessor's classes and and Curt Sarkilahti. was notified that due to the large volume of new assessor's she will have to wait Comments and Questions From until the next session this fall to complete Citizens: Joe Fietek appeared and asked her training. the Council to redirect funds given for the trees and shrubs along the east bike path to other areas in town as there are trees which need replacing and that some of the funds should be set aside for repairing the bike/walking path as it is deteriorating. Fietek also asked the Council to follow meeting protocol by not allowing people who come in after the public portion of the meeting has concluded and speak at will and is asking that consistency be observed when conducting meetings. Laaveg mentioned perhaps a retreat could be scheduled to go over meeting rules and Roberts Rules of Order. She will check and see if Brad Brummond would be willing to present information at the retreat. Additions and changes to agenda: Add to Unfinished Business: Green Acres and street update. Approval of Minutes: Anderson moved and Lundquist seconded to approve the May 8, 2017 regular meeting minutes with the following correction; add Hillcrest currently has a loan balance of $8,089.00 bringing the total request amount to $25,650.00. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Lundquist moved and Byron seconded to approve the May 10, 2017 Special Meeting minutes. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to approve the May 22, 2017 Public Hearing and Special meeting minutes. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Unfinished Business: Taylor Amiot, engineer with Advanced Engineering, provided an update on the St. Improvement Dist. #2017-1. Milling of the streets north of Hwy 17 should be complete by tomorrow morning. The concrete has been removed and replaced and ADA ramps have been installed. Weather permitting; all milling removal for the project should be completed byThursday morning. Asphalt crews will be in on Wednesday and as of now should be done laying asphalt by Monday. Landscaping around ramps and seeding would then need to be completed. Removed aggregate will be hauled to the Fordville pit. Laaveg reported that Dollar General owners have contacted her and would like to change the lots purchased to lots five to seven which is nearest the proposed entrance. Currently the City is waiting for the ND DOT to approve the entrance across from North Starr Drive. A turning lane may need to be added to the new entrance. Laaveg sent the updated purchase agreement to Dollar General owners for approval. Committee Reports: Sales Tax Committee: Recommended the following action: Pay from the Capital Improvement Fund- a loan of $3,544.75. to pay the AE2S engineering bill for the Railroad Ave W & streets north of Hwy 17 project to be reimbursed when funding is received. Knutson moved and Byron seconded to approve the recommendation. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. The WC JDA has been working with Park River Dental on a PACE interest buydown and is requesting a loan of $11,989.00 from the Sales Tax Economic Development Fund. Lundquist moved and Halvorson seconded to approve the PACE interest buydown request. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Buildings and Grounds Committee: Recommending approving a bid of $3,058.00 from Loren's Appliance repair to replace the A/C unit for the upstairs of the City Hall Auditorium. An additional $350.00 for Samson Electric will be needed for the electrical portion. A grant request will be put in to the PR Endowment Fund. Halvorson moved and Anderson seconded to approve the bids as noted above to replace the A/C unit. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Ward Reports: Byron noted a noise complaint regarding the grain terminal was reported to him. Nuisance letters were asked to be sent out to property owners whose yards and lawns are in violation of the City ordinances. New Business: Lundquist moved and Anderson seconded to approve the Legion Bar's request to transfer their liquor license to the Coliseum for the following events: 7- 1-17 Collette Wedding; 7-3-17 Alumni $150.00 outdoor patio fee listed in the Academy 75.00 31 HR Collaborative 50.00 Banquet; 7-22-17 Thompson wedding; 7- ordinance. Council discussed and38 Newman Traffic Signs 32 Jim's Super Valu 239.70 29-17 Domestic Violence Fundraiser; decided to waive the fee as no alcohol is 118.85 33 Liberty Business Systems, Inc 9-9-17 Waslaski/Neilson wedding; and 9- served in the outdoor patio as it is used 39 Northdale Oil, Inc 292.05 83.73 30-17 Jacobson/Gustafson weddingas a protected area for smokers. Knutson 29540 North Star Coop 831.91 34 Light & Water Dept 4,111.45 Upon roll call vote, allvoted aye. M/C. moved and Anderson seconded to 41 OPP CONSTRUCTION 35 Lindell's Mowing 500.00 approve the Legion's request for a beer 1,365.00 36 Mallory McCarty 66.54 City Administration reported all garden and to waive the outdoor patio 42 Polar Communications 37 Michael Kilmer Construction property taxes on liquor licensefee. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. 481.28 1,150.00 applicant's establishments are currently M/C. 43 PR Airport Authority 32.03 38 Municipal Utilities 267.15 up to date. Applications are filled out 44 PR Centennial Trees 39 ND Dept of Health/Lab-Chem correctly and checks for licenses are At 8:30 pm Dean Skjerven left the 1,782.93 595.58 attached to each application. Anderson meeting. 45 PR Community Club 34240 ND One Call Inc. 33.55 moved and Byron seconded to approve 84.50 41 ND Sewage Pump Lift Station the following liquor license applications Curtis Sarkilahti, representing the 46 PR Park District 27.68 3,000.00 for the period of July1, 2017 to June 30, Briggs..Ave .S bar owners, requested 47 PR Public IZibrary' 34.02 42 Nodak Electric Cooperative 2018: American Legion $1,200.00,i i approval to have a: street dance on July .... 4.8 Precociou~ Py~,~.t~.,~t, ~ ~9~ ,L60. ~ k Warren Denault (Dug Out Bar & Grill)-. 3, 2017 from 9:00 PM to1:00 AM and also 3,558,05 43 $1,600.00, North Star Coop $1,200.00,. asked for permission to have beer Lalpesh Patel (Alexander House) gardens during the street dance on July $1,600.00, Curtis Sarkilahti (Top Hat Bar) 3, 2017. Sarkilahti was reminded that all $1,600.00, and The Club Bar & Lounge debris needs to be picked up and $1,600.00. Upon roll call vote, all voted deposited on the street for early morning aye. M/C. cleanup. Lundquist moved and Knutson seconded to have the City pay for the CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH policing for the street dance. Council DAKOTA gave their permission to allow the beer RESOLUTION SETTING AUDITORS gardens and the street dance on July 3, BOND 2017. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the City of Park River, North City Administration is asking for Dakota, as follows: permission to hire a part time office helper over the summer to scan in old records 1. The governing body of the City that need to be retained and follow the of Park River has need of establishing a records retention schedule and dispose bond for the city auditor to ensure the as instructed those records no longer honest and faithful performance of official needed. Knutson moved and Halvorson duties pursuant to N.D.C.C. 40-13-02. seconded to grant the request and to pay the office summer help $9.50 per hour. 2. The bond required must be set Upon roll call vote the following voted by resolution at the regular meeting of the Aye: Halvorson, Knutson, Byron and Park River City Council in June of each Anderson with Lundquist and Lorton year. voting Nay. M/C. 3. The amount of the bond must Mayor's Comments: Questioned if the be equal to 25% of the average amount City should invest $5,700.00 in a movable of money that has been subject to the sign which registers vehicle's speed. auditor's control during the preceding fiscal year, as determined by the total of Auditor's Report: Knutson moved and the daily balances of the auditor for the Anderson seconded to accept the calendar year divided by the figure 300 or Auditors Report into record, and approve the sum of $250,000 (whichever is least) payment of the following bills for the General Fund, Municipal Utilities, Special 4. The City of Park River has Fund and Debt Service & Bond Funds. obtained the necessary bond in the Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. following amount through the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund: GENERAL FUND: 29517 Aflac 41.14 Dated and adopted this 12th day of18 Discovery Benefits 36.88 June, 2017. 19 NDPERS 93.04 20 NDPERS 125.24 21 NDPERS 1,170.66 CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH 22 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel DAKOTA 750.00 23 All Seasons Garden Center 404.86 24 BC/BS of North Dakota Mayor 1,720.71 ATTEST: 25 Ann E Berg 119.99 26 Cardmember Service 125.00 27 Productivity Plus Account City Auditor Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to approve the following resolution: Upon roll call vote: Lorton, Halvorson, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron and Anderson voted "Aye". Nay: None. Absent: None. After the vote, the presiding officer declared the resolution adopted. The Park River American Legion Bar is requesting an outside beer garden on the east side of their building on July 4th to help with the overflow of people who will be in Park River to see the National Commander. Laaveg stated there is a 426.82 28 Diamond Vogel Paint 656.62 29 Grafton Floral Inc 796.01 29530 Hansons AutO & Implement 467.35 31 HR Collaborative 100.00 32 Jim's Super Valu 47.49 33 Kinetic Leasing15,895.00 34 Leon's Building Center, Inc 1,253.37 35 MB Northern Light Drum 900.00 36 Montana Dakota Utilities 147.04 37 Municipal Government 49 Quill Corporation 85.56 29550 Riteway Business Forms 14.99 51 Glenn Rost 250.00 52 Samson Electric LTD 390.02 53 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 475.25 54 Special Funds 2.40 55 Stone's Mobile Radio, Inc 209.70 56 Swartz Plmb, Heat & Cool 70.00 57 Team Laboratory Chemical Corp 1,769.00 58 Personalized Envelope Program145.38 59 Verizon Wireless 144.17 29560 Wayne's Variety 3.99 61 Walsh County Auditor 5,488.05 62 Walsh County Press 643.24 63 WC Three Rivers Soil Cons Dist 214.50 29564 Welch's Bakery22.00 AW US Treasury 2,334.01 1725 Anderson, Keith E 2,031.70 1726 Byron, Dwight 2,124.05 1727 Halvorson, Kyle M 1,800.82 1728 Knutson, Arvid W 2,447.27 1729 Lorton, Michael S 2,031.70 1730 Lundquist III, Robert H 2,447.27 1731 Stenvold, DanielJ 4,380.42 AW US Treasury 3,182.04 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 34207 Aflac 89.78 8 Discovery Benefits 123.12 9 General Fund 6,763.54 34210 NDPERS 310.86 11 NDPERS 278.66 12 NDPERS 4,632.11 13 Postmaster 233.72 14 2016 Electrical Upgrade 8,000.00 15 Trent Adams 66.31 16 Adapco, Inc 1,900.00 17 AmeriPride Services, Inc 189.78 18 Aqua-Pure Inc. 1,432.67 19 BC/BS of North Dakota 6,667.79 34220 Border States Electric Supply 1,573.90 21 Cardmember Service 95.50 22 City of Fargo 42.00 23 Grand Forks Utility Billing 259.00 24 Productivity Plus Account 65.06 25 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 18,258.25 26 Discovery Benefits, Inc 11.00 27 Ferguson Waterworks #2516 2,818.67 28 Donna Galloway 490.00 29 Graymont (WI) LLC 12,013.74 34230 Hawkins Inc 304.50 Northdale Oil, Inc 264:99' 44 North Star Coop 273.81 45 Polar Communications 155.87 46 Riteway Business Forms 112.15 47 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 35.00 48 T & R Service Company 4,062.00 49 US Bank Equipment Finance 162.42 34250 Personalized Envelope Program 451.87 51 Verizon Wireless 121.40 52 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2015-1 6,200.00 53 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2016-1 9,490.00 54 Water System Repair & Replace 4,000.00 55 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 56 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase I 3,450.00 57 Water Smith, Inc 10,318.00 58 WaterTower Fund 11,315.00 59 Water Treatment Fund 9,085.99 34260 Walsh County Press 313.64 61 Ye Olde Medicine Center 17.66 34262 Calids, "lqngum & "l]ngum, LTD 5,000.00 AW NMPA 124,797.52 AW PSN (Payment Services Network) 4.95 7937-7959 Salaries 29,744.78 AW US Treasury 8,290.71 AW First United Bank-Ach Chg 13.50 SPECIAL FUNDS: 10081 Advanced Engineering 3,544.75 10082 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 420.00 DEBT SERVICE & BOND FUND: 6069 Advanced Engineering & 1,100.00 6070 Moorhead Electric, Inc 13,594.04 6071 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 180.00 6072 Widseth Smith Nolting & Asso( 3,570.30 Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:52 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTES~ Ann Berg, Deputy Auditor (June 28, 2017) Your Community. Your Every pa e counts in the Park River " 701 - 284- 6333 N:ws. f'