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NOTICES Page I0 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2 017 Notice to Creditors Notice to Creditors Your ad goes here Call 284-6333 today for rates. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Bonita L. Hayes, aka Bonnie Hayes, Deceased Probate No. 50-2017-PR-00051 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY (3IVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Jonathan Hayes, Personal Representative of the estate, at c/o Sillers, Laaveg & Wenzel, Park River, ND 58270 or Court. PC Box 127, filed with the Dated this 28 day of July, 2017. Jonathan Hayes Personal Representative ~SiIlers, Laaveg, & wenzel, By: Tracy L. Laaveg (ND ID #5839) 104 4th St W. PC Box 127 Park River, ND 58270 Telephone: (701) 284-6300 Facsimile: (701) 284-6306 service @ Attorney for the Petitioner (Aug 16, Aug 23, and Aug. 30, 2017) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF Shephard, 8533 County 12, Crystal, ND WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA 58222, or filed with the Court. In the Matter of the Estate of Mae Holm, Dated this 17th day of August, 2017. Deceased Probate No. 50-297-PN-00056 Jane Shephard Personal Representative NOTICE TO CREDITORS 8533 County 12 Crystal, ND 58222 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above WESARGUE estate. All persons having claims against Attorney at Law the said deceased are required to present FOR: WES ARGUE, P.C. their claims within three (3) months after #1 Wall Street the date of the .first publication of this Hamilton, North Dakota 58238-0108 notice or said claims will be forever NDID#02792 barred. Claims must either be presented (701)-265-8228 to the Personal Representative of the estate at the following address: Jane (Aug 23, Aug. 30, and Sept. 5, 2017) PUBLIC NOTIC A public notice is information in{c)rlIlill!,] citizens of !]overnment e~divities that may affect the citizens' everyda~ lives PuNic notices have been printed m local newspapers, the trusted sources Ior communitq intorniation, for more than 200 years North Dakota newspapers also post public notices on www.ndpublicnotices.cem at no charge lo units of government City Of Park River, North Dakota Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGUI" AR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017 AT 5:30 P.M. Published Sub!ect to the Governina Body's Review and Revision The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order; upon roll call the following were Present: Council members Mike Lorton, Arvid Knutson, Dwight Byron, Keith Anderson, and Kyle Halvorson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Larson, City Coordinator/Auditor Nancy Thompson, and Assessor/Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Robert Lundquist Iit. Others present: Joe Fietek, Mike Helt, Wally Jon Markusen, engineer with KLJ, Rygh of Mortenson & Rygh, PTR, David Inc appeared to present the August 10th Svobodny, Eugene Bossert, Sheriff Ron bid results for the Green Acres Addition Jurgens, Taylor Amiot of AE2SI Dean street project. Three bids were received: Skjerven, and Patty Hensel. Daryl Larson $279,498.62-Knife - River Materials; arrived at 6:55 pm; Steve Rehovsky at $312,539.00-RJ Zavoral & Sons, Inc; 7:00 pro; Gary Paulson at 7:07 pm. $382,131.60-Strata Corporation. Markusen recommended accepting the Comments and Questions From low bid from Knife River Materials for all Citizens: Joe Fietek questioned why three phases totaling $279,498.62. there are gaps in Council meeting Markusen thought the project could start minutes where some comments were not in September. Thompson noted this bid included. He questioned if minutes are was $63,403.98 lower than the engineer's reviewed prior to publication. City estimate. Byron moved.and Knutson Administration stated the Deputy Auditor seconded to award the bid to Knife River transcribes the minutes and the Auditor Materials. Upon roll call vote, all voted proofs them.prior to publication, aye. M/C. Markusen will send out the notice of award to Knife River Materials. Additions and changes to agenda: Markusen also submitted the engineering Add to Unfinished Business: Add lot construction contract with an estimated prices to #8, Add #9 pickup.bids. Add to cost of $35,200.00. Halvorson moved Committee Reports Employee Relations. and Anderson seconded to approve the Add to' New'Business: #4 garbage rates, engineering contract. Upon roll call vote, Add #8 bid out engineering 2018 street all voted aye. M/C project. Approval of Minutes: H alvorson moved and Byron seconded to accept the minutes from the July 10, 2017 meeting with the following corrections: under Green Acres Addition discussion add Councilman Lundquist stated that adding another car wash in town is not viable as his car wash is not a money making venture and having competition could force him to shut it down. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Knutson made a recommended that prior to publication the minutes should be sent to the Mayor, Council & City Attorney for review. Mayor's Comments: Mayor Stenvold admonished the council on appropriate behavior during meetings and urged all to follow Roberts Rules of Order to maintain order, or risk being removed from the meeting. Stenvold recently attended an open meetings/open records training with the ND Attorney General's office and admonished the council to be mindful of open meetings violations, particularly with [egard to serial meetings. He informed that other public officials in the state are facing criminal charges due to these types of violations. He further admonished the council to be mindful of conflicts of interest and avoid taking action. (Written commentsonfilewiththe Halvorson moved and Byron to Bank of ND for $2,102.00 and city auditor), seconded to follow Assessor Berg's $9,887.00 to be paid back to the City after recommendation to deny Svobodny's loans to Bank of ND are paid in full, and Mayor Stenvold announced that he request for abatement. Upon roll call an additional $400.00 for Heartland Eye will change the order of the agenda so vote, all voted aye. M/C. Care PACE interest buy-down to Bank of people waiting to present information can Berg recommended approval of ND to be paid back to the City after loans get done in a timely manner. Monson's request to reduce the value of to Bank of ND are paid in full; and loans their home from $164,410.00 to from the Economic Development Fund to Wallace Rygh, of Mortenson & Rygh, $155,000.00 as Monson's purchased pay bills for the St Improve Dist # 2017-2 PC, reviewed the City of Park River 2016 their property recently and that market project and to be reimbursed when Audit Report with members of the value is still applicable. Knutson moved funding is received; KLJ, Inc $2,640.00, Council. Rygh informed the Council that and Anderson seconded to follow WC Press 285.36, and Sillers, Laaveg & the City is in compliance with State & Assessor Berg's recommendation to Wenzel $67.50. Anderson moved and Federal regulations and financial approve Monson'srequest for abatement. Byron seconded to approve all of the reporting practices and is offering a clean Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Sales Tax Committee recommendations audit opinion, however he noted that due as presented. Upon roll call vote, all to an unusually high number of Assessor Berg reported she has voted aye. M/C. corrections that were required, his bill was completed the fourth session of training Employee Relations Committee: higher than in past years. He presented through IAAO and will continue with her Informed the Council they rescinded the his bill for $10,890.00. Anderson moved training. She will start scheduling offer to the applicant chosen for the and Haivorson seconded to approve the assessor home visits starting with ranch electrical posit!on and will re-advertise the 2016 audit report and payment of the bill. style properties as they have seen the position this winter. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. largest growth in market sales valuation. Stenvold stated that the City is on the Walsh County Commission agenda for tomorrow regarding the policing contract. Knutson moved and Halvorson seconded to approve sending Byron to the WC Commission meeting to negotiate, the policing contract. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye; Lorton, Halvorson, Knutson and Anderson with Byron abstaining. M/C. Sheriff Jurgens reported he has hired a new deputy, Mark Wark, who will be assigned to Park River starting on September 1st. Assessor Berg reported two applications for abatement have been received from the following residents; David and Rebecca Svobodny and Leroy and Carol Monson. David Svobodny requested a reduction in actual value from $91,600 to $57,100 due to the recent school improvements which he felt negatively affected his home's value. Berg recommended denying the abatement without an appraisal to demonstrate actual loss of value. Svobodny asked that the council take no action and send the abatement to the County for review, and indicated he had an attorney and was prepared to pursue an action against the city for allowing the nuisance which created the implied loss of value. NOTICE TO PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT #8 A public hearing to consider increasing the 2017" Park River Area School District property tax levy by 3.76% will be held at the Park River Area School, Alumni Room, 605 6th St W, Park River, North Dakota, on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Citizens will have an opportunity to present oral or written comments regarding the property tax levy. Taylor Amiot, with AE2S, presented an update and a pay request from Knife River Materials for $496,047.10 on St Improve Dist 2017--1. He reported the pay request is slightly higher than the contract, additional work for mill and overlay on Vivian Street and ADA compliance were required and approved by PWD Larson. Amiot noted work remaining to be completed is raising a couple of manholes by a couple of inches so the drop off between the street and manhole cover is not so noticeable and the west entrance by the hospital needs to be fixed. Byron moved and Anderson seconded to approve the pay request in the amount of $496,047.10 to Knife River Materials. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. After a public hearing, the Special Assessment Commission recommended accepting the special assessment as.'. $5,567.55 per residential parcel and $16,702.64 per commercial parcel. Anderson moved and Lorton seconded to approve the St Improvement District 2017-1 special assessments as presented with $5,567.55 per residential parcel and $16,702.64 per commercial parcel. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Knutson moved and Halvorson seconded to approve the following resolutions for St Improvement pist 2017- 1 and authorizing the Mayor and City Auditor to sign on behalf of the City; Resolution for Issuance of Bonds for St Imprv 2017-1 ; Closing Bond Certificate for St Imp. 2017-1; Loan Agreement with Bank of ND for St Imprv 2017-1. Upon roll call vote the following voted aye, Lorton, Halvorson, Knutson, Byron, and Anderson. No one voted nay and Lundquist was absent. M/C. Laaveg asked the Council to clarify the purchase price for the commercial lots in Green Acres Addition. The PR Eco. Dev. Corp set a price of $7,500.00 but the City Council minutes state $8,500.00. Since lots have already been sold Laaveg felt it was necessary to correct the price in the minutes to $7,500.00. Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to approve charging $7,500.00 per commercial lot in Green Acres Addition. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Pickup bids were received: D&B Motors of Langdon $34,500.00; Birchwood of Cavalier - $35,994.00; and Hanson Auto of Grafton - $34,500.00. PWD Larson reviewed the specifications on the bids and the matter was tabled until later in the meeting. Committee Reports: Sales Tax Committee: Recommended the following: Loans from the Capital Improvement Fund to pay bills for the St Improve Dist # 2017-1 project and to be reimbursed when funding is received; AE2S $40,475.81 and 5,454.16, and Sillers, Laaveg & Wenzel $220.00. To pay from Economic Development Fund Sillers, Laaveg & Wenzel $145.00 for legal fees for Green Acres Addition, PR Dental Land PACE interest buy-down 1,712.04 6 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 750.00 7 NDPERS CP15 69.03 29608-21 Voids 0.00 22 Walsh County Press 310.78 23 Auto Value Grafton 121.74 24 Cardmember Service 125.00 25 Productivity Plus Account 1,142.50 26 Dale's Small Engine Repair LLC 194.86 27 Ferguson Waterworks #2516 1,425.50 28 Jim's Super Valu14.38 29 Kinetic Leasing 90.00 City Administration reported there are several residents living in the trailer court with no utility service due to unpaid utility bills. Laaveg cited city Ordinances which apply and is recommending sending letters to both the occupants and owners of the trailer courts to vaca{e or pay bills within 2 weeks or the city would take legal action. A copy of the Ordinance should be included with the letter. If not paid by September 30th the unpaid bills will be special assessed to the property owner's taxes. Byron moved and Lorton 42 seconded to have letters sent to both the 534.65 owners of the trailer court and occupants 43 notifying them they have two weeks to 4.10 have bills paid in full or legal action will be 44 taken and as of September 30th assess 45 any unpaid balances to the property 162.42 taxes. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. 46 M/C. 47 I .: :' 4,367.40 ,Corrections to the schedule ,of fees 48 w~re.tabled until next month. 6,207.97 49 29630 Knife River Materials 31,259.46 31 Liberty Business Systems, Inc 80.36 32 Lon's Hardware 114.22 33 Montana Dakota Utilities 100.19 34 Michael Kilmer Construction 8,881.00 35 Municipal Government Academy 325.00 36 Northdale Oil, Inc 1,350.65 37 North Star Coop 746.94 38 PR Park District 2,842.52 39 PR Public Library 1,078.94 29640 Quill Corporation 215.24 41 Glenn Rost 250.00 SanGrait's Auto Service Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel Special Funds 1.53 US Bank Equipment Finance 52 Lon's Hardware 28.44 53 Michael Kilmer Construction 240.00 54 Municipal Utilities 161.80 55 ND Dept of Health/Chem.-Lab 32.96 56 ND'One Call Inc. 37.00 57 Nodak Electric Cooperative 5,644.10 58 Northdale Oil, Inc 67.21 59 North Star Coop 97.33 34360 PDQ Sanitary Services, Inc 460.00 61 Polar Communications 154.29 62 Quill Corporation 214.56 63 Rainbow Auto Body 340.48 64 Sensus USA Inc. 1,715.95 65 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 37.50 66 Simmons Multimedia USA 42.00 67 Jake Stenerson 62.86 68 Verizon Wireless 123.39 69 Mortenson & Rygh, PTR 4,080.90 34370 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2015-1 6,200.00 71 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2016-1 9,490.00 72 Water System Repair & Replace 4,000.00 73 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase I 3,450.00 74 Water Tower Fund 16,145.00 75 Water Treatment Fund 0.00 76 Ye Olde Medicine Center 14.54 77 Hawkins Inc . 2,526.49 78 Water Treatment Fund Verizon Wireless 144.11 48,339.49 Mortenson & Rygh, PTR 7980-8018 Salaries 33,180.14 AW US Treasury 9,258.98 Walsh ~3o n " ~ ~ F ~ t ~i~.'~,'~ ~.:t,';q ,NV~, .i;s United BankACH Chg 13.40 Polar Communications AW ND ST Tax Commissioner 484.75 916195 29650 PR Airport Authority 1,080.15 AW FUB-NSF Check Returned AW Municipal Utilities 7,822.25 234.96 AW US Treasury 2,650.64 AW ND ST Tax Commissioner AW PSN(Payment Services 334.79 Network) 4.95~ AW NMPA 139,241.77 City Administration reported the security cameras in town along with the recorder are obsolete and need to be replaced. They are working on getting quotes to upgrade the system. City Administration reported with the onset of internet bill pay the firewall needs updating. They are also looking at hosted offsite backup which will automatically update saved information. Polar Communications provided quotes for leasing the equipment with installation fees of $200.00 and a monthly charge of $207.90 and the quote to purchase the equipment for $871.13, with $250.00 Installation charge and a monthly charge of $177.90. Knutson moved to approve leasing the equipment for the firewall and implementing the hosted backup program from Polar Communications with the $200.00 installation charge and $207.90 monthly charge. Upon roll call vote, the following voted aye; Lorton, Knutson. Byron, and Anderson voted aye with Halvorson abstaining. M/C. Halvorson moved and Anderson seconded to table the Leadership Code for Elected Officials until next month. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Knutson moved and Lorton seconded to bid out engineering for the proposed 2018 street improvement project. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Auditor's Report: Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to accept the Auditors Report into record. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Anderson moved and Lorton seconded to approve payment of the following bills for the General Fund, Municipal Utilities, Special Fund and Debt Service & Bond Funds. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. General Fund 29600 NDPERS 101.91 1 Aflac 22.25 2 Discovery Benefits 17.90 3 NDPERS 87.44 4 NDPERS 1,036.36 5 BC/BS of North Dakota Municipal Utilities 34318 Nodak Electric CooperativeSpecial Funds 5,094.83 10086 First United Bank 5,600.00 19 State Fire & Tornado Fund 10087 ST Improve Dist #2017-1 4,702~12 46,392.91 34320 NDPERS 301.99 10088 ST Improve Dist #2017-2 21 Postmaster 263.29 2,992.86 22 General Fund 7,822.25 10089 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 23 Aflac 108.67 145.00 24 Discovery Benefits 142.10 10090 Bank of North Dakota 25 NDPERS 316.46 2,102.00 26 NDPERS 4,766.40 10091 Bank of North Dakota 27 BC/BS of North Dakota 9,887.00 6,472.86 28 NDPERS 334.87 29 NDPERS 14.65 34330 1 More Photo 80.00 31 2016 Electrical Upgrade 8,000.00 32 Acme Tools 647.50 33 Advanced Engineering & 2,048.09 34 Airborne Custom Spraying, Inc. 2,907.15 35 AmeriPride Services, Inc 189.78 36 Aqua-Pure Inc.2,127.52 37 Border States Electric Supply 7,591.36 38 Cardmember Service 2,603.22 39 City of Fargo 42.00 34340 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 17,274.50 41 Dakota Supply Group 565.97 42 11.00 43. 1,159.93 44 3,400.48 45 46 47 48 49 Discovery Benefits, Inc Ethanol Products, LLC Ferguson Waterworks #2516 Graymont (Wl) LLC 5,709.41 Shirley Gustafson 58.20 Hach Company 210.89 Jim's Super Valu 30.30 Larry P Flaten100.00 34350 Light & Water Dept 3,212.12 51 Lindell's Mowing 1,000.00 Debt Service & Bond Fund 6076 Advanced Engineering 46,172.91 6077 Bank of North Dakota 45,825.00 6078 Bank of North Dakota 29,650.00 6079 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc 2,640.00 6080 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 287.50 6081 US Bank 83,206.25 6082 WC Press 285.36 PWD Larson reported both bids for the new pickup appeared to meet the bid specs. Anderson moved and Lort0n seconded to approve allowing Larson to decide which bid to accept. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:21 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, Deputy Auditor (Aug. 30, 2017) om I