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SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 7 department to a radiologist, so couple of gift cards to Mamma Yard" which gave community that the patient can receive results Maria's and The Olive Garden in members the opportunity to pur- from their scans within an hour Grand Forks just in case the meal chase a yard of raffle tickets for rather than days. didn't come together as planned. $5. The most sought after auction Another food related hit on the Raffle items included a vari, item was titled"Quack, Quack" a auction block was a basket ety of donations including can- pair of dolls donated by Greg dubbed "For the love of wine" dles, gift cards, potted mums, Chyle from the collection of the donated by the FCHC Governing decorative items, quilted items, late Master Doll Artist Bonnie Board. The destination basket and more. Chyle was sold as a set rather than takes the winner on a tour of the The drawing for $500 in Park individually. The description said Carlos Creek Winery in Alexan- River Bucks donated by First that Dori and Dudley Duck -- dria, Minn followed by a meal at 23" silicone limited edition dolls the Broadway Bistro. The basket United Bank of Park River, were too cute to split up. One of came stocked with gift cards for Adams, Michigan, Grafton, the other big sellers was "Italiano the trip and a variety of treats for Hoople, and Crystal went to Shel- al dente" donated by the FCHC the wine connoisseur, ley Heigaard of Park River who nursing staff. The basket included In addition to the 38 baskets then donated back half of it to be everything needed for an Italian auctioned off following the din- drawn for again. The other half feast from the dishes down to the ner, more than 70 items were raf- went to Vicki Ham also of Park ingredients for each dish and a fled off in the "Raffle by the River. Traditi and Threshing NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. -- The 55th Annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion will be held September 20th-22nd at the New Rockford, ND, Fair Grounds. The Tractor Ride is Thursday, September 19th at 9 a.m. The Ride leaves the New Rockford Fair Grounds at 9 a.m. with this year's route heading to Dakota Sun Gardens at the Mer- leen and Bruce Gussias home southeast of New Rockford. This year's show feature is "Lesser Known Classics" and fea- tures the Imperial tractor owned by the Messner family of Tolna, ND and the King car owned by the Schmid family of Barlow, ND. Other classics on display will be a Geiser, Quincy, Hackney, and Townsend. The Daily Parade of Engines, one of the largest displays of steam engines in the mid-west, is held daily at 2 p.m. Threshing, steam plowing and horse plowing are held dally following the parade. Other activities include potato digging, wood sawing, station- ary engines, rope making, wood carving, model train display, black- smith, washing show, women's auxiliary building, and numerous other demonstrations. Saturday moming is the Kids Pedal Pull. Saturday afternoon is the Northern Pullers Tractor Pull. This year's musical entertain- ment, sponsored in part by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, are the Waddington family from Regent on Saturday and the Tim, Becky, and Greg Hager on Sunday. Friday evening's dancing and Sat- urday evening's talent show pro- vide an opportunity to enjoy a va- riety of musical entertainment. To round out the 3 day show, you will find the craft and com- mercial building, as well as the outdoor flea market, with many items for sale. The Eddy County 4-H Clubs serve their delicious roast beef dinner Saturday and Sunday. The Cook Car Threshers Breakfast is served daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will be on hand with many different food items for your enjoyment. For more information, log on to or go to to view a complete listing of activi- ties. ND launches Agent Orange Education Campaign FARGO, N.D. -- On Tuesday, August 6, The Vietnam Veterans of America North Dakota State Council launched a statewide Agent Orange Education Campaign with the unveiling the first of a series of bill- boards. Their goal is to reach fellow veterans and their dependents exposed to and suffering from the effects of Agent Or- ange/dioxin. "Through advertise- ments such as our bill- boards and by convening town hall meetings, stand downs, and other out- reach events throughout North Dakota, we hope to reach those suffering from the effects of Agent Orange to provide them with information and re- sources they need," said Dan Stenvold, President of the VVA North Dako- ta State Council. 701-239-7165 Photo: Submitted Above: The above billboard is located on the west side of 129 Between 7th Avenue N. and 12th Avenue N. in Fargo, ND. A second billboard is located on the north side of Interstate 94 east of Steele facing west. "Along with the North for 2013-2015, in support land, Cambodia, Korea, Dakota Department ofofour outreach efforts," and Laos, as well as Veterans of Affairs, we said Stenvold. those who flew on C- will be working withVVAis committed to 123s, aboard Navy ves- many organizations to ensuring that all veterans sels, and on certain mil- contact those who may exposed during theiritary installations and have been exposed and service receive the care other facilities on and their families. We are and compensation they outside the continental grateful to the North have earned by theirU.S including Guam, Dakota 63rd legislative service to our nation. Puerto Rico, Hawaii, assembly, which appro- This includes those who Johnson Island, Ft. Det- priated a $50,000 grant served in Vietnam, Thai- rick, and elsewhere. Near-record amount of waste pesticides collected and destroyed in Project Safe Send efforts BISMARCK, N.D. -- Almost The collections were conducted registered for use in North Dakota 125 tons of unusable pesticides during July in 12 communities: or have been damaged or are no were collected and shipped out of Adams, Ashley, Bowman, Cassel- longer of use to their owners." North Dakota in the 2013 Project ton, Cooperstown, Grand Forks, Some banned products such as Safe Send collections. Jamestown, Kenmare, Minot, Un- DDT, and cyanide componnds were "This year's total is the second derwood, Wahpeton and Watford collected. highest since the program was start- City. Veolia Environmental Services, ed in 1992," said Agriculture Com- Casselton recorded the largest Blaine, MN, was contracted by the missioner Doug Goehring. "To- collection with 57,313 pounds. gether with 2012's record total, al- Grand Forks was second with North Dakota Department of Agri- most 270 tons ofunusable pesticides 35,183 pounds of unusable pesti- culture to collect, repackage and have been collected in the past two cides, transport the waste chemicals to in- years. It demonstrates the need for Goehring said most of the col- cinerators. this program that enables people to lected pesticides - agricultural and Project Safe Send is funded en- get rid of products they can no home productsthatcontrolplantand tirely by fees paid by pesticide longer use or do not need safely and animal pests, such as insects, weeds, manufacturers to register their prod- affordably." fungi and rodents - are no longer ucts in North Dakota. I O O O O City Of Park River, North Dakota Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. Council President Byron called the meeting to order with the following present: Councilmen Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Anderson, City Attorney S Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, Business Manager Tom Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent, Mayor Stenvold. Guests Dean Skjerven, Jay Skorheim, and Jim Miller. Blake moved to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2013 meeting as presented. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2013 Special Council meeting as presented. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Lundquist moved to approve the minutes of the July 22, 2013 Special Council meeting as presented. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Anderson moved to approve the following bills for payment. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. GENERAL FUND: 27774 BC/BS of North Dakota Sobolik Construction 980.94 75 Demester Cleaning 235.00 76 Digital Ally, Inc 4,275.00 77 Interstate Power Sys. 2,051.80 78 Jim's Super Valu 2.90 79 KNS Yard Service 75.00 27780 Leon's Bldg Center 297.00 81 Lon's Hdwr 94.12 82 Michael Kilmer Const 525.00 83 Northdale Oil, Inc 2,261.20 84 North Star Coop1,287.96 85 Polar Comm 602.23 86 PR Airport Authority 17.93 87 PR Implement 496.58 88 PR Park District 16.66 89 PR Public Library 20.23 27790 PR Veterinary Clinic360.00 91 Glenn Rost 250.00 92 Sanitation Products 765.24 93 Saville Enterprise, Inc 414.08 94 931.00 95 Special Funds 40.66 96 St Improve Dist #7 69.66 97 True North Steel 14,900.38 98 WC Auditor 15,135.07 99 WC Press 406.26 27800 Ace Security Services 150.00 01 Dale's Small Eng Repair 4,400.00 I 02 MDU 73.69 03 ND Dept of Transportation 10.00 04 NDPERS 121.72 05 Discovery Benefits 55.44 06 NDPERS 130.76 07 NDPERS 806.30 1521 Sheldon Ellefson 104.47 1522 Robert Kubat 225.48 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 8-15- 13 GF 54.66 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 8-15- 13 GF MU 813.98 1523 Wade Kalgard OT 98.22 1524 Stefan Linstad OT 182.21 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 7-15- 13 GF OT 48.39 1525 Sheldon Ellefson 208.93 1526 Shelley MacDonald 88.75 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 8-30- 13 GF 62.97 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 8-30- 13 GF MU 737.29 A.W. Municipal Utilities 4,242.75 Airborne Custom Spraying AmeriPride Services, Inc Grand Forks Utility Billing MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 31790 BC/BS of North Dakota 3,537.1 91 RogerA. Johnson264.95 92 NDPERS 16.81 93-99 Voids 0 31800 Acme Tools 3,600.00 01 Adapco, Inc 193.93 02 Advanced Engineering 700.95 03 8,700.00 04 236.64 05 Aqua-Pure Inc 5,190.57 06 Bank of ND 31,350.00 07 Bank of ND 44,085.00 08 Bank of ND 31,150.00 09 Border States Electric Sup 13,192.21 31810 Business Forms & Acct 639.18 11 Cardmember Services 151.08 12 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 16,256.55 13 Discovery Benefits 22.00 14 Ferguson Waterworks 29.27 15 215.00 16 Graymont, LLC 11,219.49 17 Hach Company 97.41 125th 18 Hawkins INC 1,364.44 0018 19 Jim's Super Valu 55.70 1,000.00 31820 Lagoon Maintenance 0019 65.96 3,450.00 36 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 37 Water System Repair& Replace 1,500.00 38 NDPERS 560.90 39 Discovery Benefits 177.88 31840 General Fund 4,242.75 41 NDPERS 551.86 42 NDPERS 3,322.08 43 Postmaster 249.25 6830-38 Salaries 8-15-13 10,726.48 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 8-15- 13 3,551.36 6839-40 Voids 0 6841 Wade Kalgard OT599.07 6842 Stefan Linstad OT 1,307.14 6843 Galen Bosh OT 81.81 6844 Joshua Irvine OT 637.39 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 5-15- 13 OT 902.52 6845-52 Salaries 8-30-13 10,289.24 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 8-30- 13 3,498.10 A.W.ACH Charge 12.25 A.W. NMPA 128,885.35 forward to T. Larson. The Council tabled Utility customers would be charged a 12,500.00 the matter until September 9, 2013. 2.75% convenience fee on their credit Recreation card payment when entering the payment 7,000.00 Knutson moved and Blake seconded on-line or by telephone. More utility Spec. Assm't. to approve the following requests for customers have been asking for the 600.00 transfer of liquor licenses; service. A Berg will setup a survey to Insurance Reserve American Legion's Liquor License to determine if the service would be used if 8,000.00 the Coliseum for the Johnson/Beyer available to the utility customers. The Social Security wedding on8-17-13. Council felt the program was too 10,000.00 American Legion's Liquor License to expensive to implement if only a few Forestry the City Hall for Gary Paulson Retirement customers would be using it. It can be 5,500.00 dinner on 8-22-13. looked at again if more interest becomes Equip. Replacement American Legion's Liquor License to evident. 25,000.00 the Coliseum for the FCHC Harvest Fest Sales Tax on 9-13-13. T Larson reported that the City has 290,250.00 Alibi's Liquor License to the City Hall been awarded an Ergonomic Initiative Special Highway for the Svir/Johnson wedding on 9-21-13. Grant from Workforce Safety & Insurance 95,000.00 Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. to purchase some equipment for the Motion carried, water plant, street dept, and office. The 477,710.00 The Spruce Valley Corporation had two change orders for the North Star Addition; one for $1,500 to extend the storm sewer and one for $2,800 to remove trees so phone/fiber infrastructure could be relocated. Blake moved to pay request #3 in the amount of $26,746.63 Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. -12 SPECIAL FUNDS: Larson informed the Council that the final 3343 North Star Coop inspection at the North Star Addition 45.80 needs to be completed before the 5% 3344 WC Three Rivers S.C. retained can be paid. 299.00 3345 First United Bank D Larson provided the Council with an 29,821.18 update on the 135th Avenue NE road 3346 WC Press project. The Council questioned if 134.68 approaches were going to be put in and 3347 Clear Channel Radio how many and where would they be 70.00 placed. D Larson replied the only 3348 KXPO Radio approaches included in the project are the 41.00 existing ones. Lundquist questioned if it 3349 Gary Jergenson& Carey would be cheaper to add the approaches Jergenson 6,000.00 while the road work is being done. Currie 3350 Gladwin & Nancy Jensen stated that the exact placement of 4,800.00 approaches should wait until the 80 acre 3351 Larry & Bonny Dvorak area is in the actual development stage 600.00 and that placement now does not inhibit 3352 Dale Jensen future expansion. The Council asked T. 600.00 Larson to get an estimate on how much it 3353 Don Jensen would cost to construct some approaches 600.00 and email the info to the Council. A 3354 Scott Erickson special meeting could be called, if 1,800.00 needed, to discuss further. The Park 3355 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd River Park District would like to start work 11,103.48 this fall on the ball diamonds and the camping sites. CELEBRATION FUND Piles of Smiles Lon's Hdwr 1,922.22 21 Light & Water Dept 2,598.10 22 Lindell's Mowing 490.00 23 Lon's Hardware 51.61 24 Loren's Appliance & AC Repair 54.00 25 ND One Call 58.30 26 Nodak Elec Coop4,998.29 27 Northdale Oil, Inc 370.91 28 North Star Coop368.43 Jay Skorheim and Jim Miller on behalf 29 Polar Communications of the Walsh County Three River Soil 149.21 Conservation District (WCTRSCD) 31830 PR Implement 7.96 approached the Council to see if the City 31 Dan Stenvold 316.72 might be interested in purchasing the tree 32 Verizon Wireless 44.36 building by the water tower along with the 33 Vessco, Inc 243.91 land from Walsh County. The District is 34 Water Bond Fund 05 looking at a larger building. Skorheim will 4,830.00 get the legal description and other 35 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase II information requested by the Council and WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2012-1 1002BThe Spruce Valley Corp 26,746.63 1003 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc 15,822.07 City is eligible for 75% funding from WSI. DEBT SERVICE FUND: Following recommendations from the North Star Addition workplace audit that was performed, the TIF city can spend $7,150 on the 18;500.00 recommended equipment and receive SouthviewAdditionTIF $5,362 reimbursed by WSI. The 20,700.00 equipment includes office chairs, riding lawn mower, anti-fatigue mats, etc. Blake TOTAL EXPENDITURES moved to move forward with WSI brant $907,305.00 and cost share the required $1,787 (25%). Lundquist seconded, and upon Anderson moved to approve the roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion preliminary budget for the year ending carried. December 31, 2014. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. The Red River Regional Council is asking if the City would cost share the bill for the time that was spent seeking funding from the EDA for the 135th Ave NE project. A letter from Exec. Dir. Dawn Keeley stated that normally when the projects are approved by the EDA, funding is included, but no funding was awarded for the project. T Larson recommended waiting to see if there are funds left after the 135th Ave NE road project is completed and make a decision at that time. The Council tabled the request until the 135th project is completed. Banyon Data Systems, the City's computer software supplier, has a program which would allow the city to process credit cards payments for utility bills. Total set-up cost would be $1,239.40 with an annual fee of $244.40. T Larson reported that he had been contacted by Mary Kovarik of the Walsh County Historical Society about digitizing the 1984 Park River Centennial book. The Genealogical Society of Utah would digitize the book free of charge and make it available to genealogy sites for research purposes. The book would also be available on the Walsh County Historical Society and the City of Park River websites. Knutson moved to grant permission to have the 1984 Park River Centennial book digitized. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Erwin Harlow turned in a petition with six names on it requesting that portable restrooms be placed along the bike paths. T Larson explained to Mr. Harlow what would be involved with renting and cleaning the portable restrooms and that it could become quite expensive. Larson presented the petition to the Council for their thoughts. The Council felt the request had merit but agreed it would be costly in the long run. No further action was taken. The Preliminary Budget of the City of Park River, for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31,2014, was reviewed by the City Council. The following is a statement of the proposed expenditures: GENERAL FUND $390,395.00 SPECIAL FUNDS: Advertising 2,500.00 Airport 19,360.00 Band 2,000.00 Library Blake moved to accept the Sales Tax Committee's recommendation to approve $18,000 from the Sales Tax Capital Improvement fund to purchase land easements along the 135th Ave NE project. Lundquist seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold and T Larson attended a meeting of the State Water Commission on July 23. The prospects for receiving the grant money we were expecting for a new water tower is looking more and more dismal. The Water Commission's Policy and Procedures Committee is charged with developing the policies and procedures that will be used to distribute the $16 million that was approved by the Legislature. It was our understanding all along that our water tower project was part of that $16 million. Now they have decided we have to meet some "to be determined" eligibility requirements. It is a very frustrating process and the bar keeps getting placed higher and higher. Being . no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:14 PM. Dwight Byron, Council President ATTEST: Tom Larson, City Auditor (Sept. 18, 2013) i