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OCTOBER 19, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Tourism workshop coming, to Drayton DRAYTON, N.D. -- Drayton cooperative opportunities, all Community Chamber of moderated by ND Tourism staff. Commerce and North Dakota Those interested in growing Tourism will host a free tourism tourism in the NE region or who workshop Wednesday, November are interested in or involved in a 2, at the community center in tourism entity are encouraged to Drayton fom 1:00 to 4:00. attend. Snacks and refreshments The workshop presents an will be provided. opportunity to tap into the Please contact us if you would resources provided by our state tourism office and to network like to attend. Rob Boll, with other interested chamber@draytonND.com, 701- organizations. There will be 454-3317 or 701-454-FISH. round table discussions on social More information can also be media, tourism development, on- obtained from ND Tourism at line marketing, grants, and 800-435-5663. Deadline approaching for removal of hay bales BISMARK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) would like to remind residents that all hay bales must be removed from North Dakota highway rights-of- way by Tuesday, November l. Any hay bales remaining on the rights-of-way after this time will be removed as directed by the District Engineer. The bales need to be removed for snow management and safety reasons. North Dakota Century Code prohibits hay from being placed in the fight-of-way except on the outer edge. Large round bales must not be placed on in-slopes or within 60 feet of the outside edge of the driving lane. f Emergency crews: respond to Monday morning accident Right: Sally Abrahamson is placed on a board with a neck brace and taken to First Care Health Center in Park River following an accident at the intersection of Briggs and Highway 17 in Park River Monday morning. Sally's injuries didnt appear to be serious. Left: Michelle Dahl awaits a neck brace as her head is being held stationary by being held stationary by Park River ambulance personel. Michelle was taken to First Care Health Center for x-rays and released. l I O O O O Regular Council Meeting City of Park River CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, September 12. 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following "present: Blake, Knutson, Byron. Anderson. City Attorney Steve Currie. Business Manager Tom Larson, Public Works Director Dennis Larson. and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Councilmen Praska & Lundquist. Knutson moved to approve the minutes of the August 8. 2011 Regular Council meeting as presented. Blake seconded, ant upon roll call vote, al voted aye. Motion carried. Byron moved to approve the following bills for payment. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, al voted aye. Motion carried. GENERAL FUND: 26962 BC/BS of ND 1.774.23 63 Business Forms & Acct 99.89 64 65 66 67 68 8,370.00 69 Nar Ioch Trucking LLP 12.508.00 26970 NDLC 115.00 71 North Star Coop 352.39 72 Northdale Oil, Inc 1,138.73 73 Polar Comm. 466.31 74 PR Airport Auth 55.46 75 PR Comm Club 91.00 76 PR Fire Dept 97.86 77 PR Implement LLC 152.16 78 PR Park District 79.50 79 PR Public Library 78.46 26980 PR Veterinary Clinice0.00 81 Quill Corp67.80 82 Glenn Rost 250.00 83 Samson Elec 55.00 84 Special Funds 151.03 85 St Improve Dist #7 151.03 86 CRA Payment Center 342.18 87 Wayne's Variety 26.91 88 WC Auditor 9,259.63 89 WC Press 268.56 26990 Ye OIde Med Ctr 6.27 91 NDPERS 165.78 92 North Star Coop 751.24 93 NDPERS 153.83 94 NDPERS 704.15 95 St Improve Dist #7 496.82 1388 Cole Solseng 190.42 EFTPS IWH. SS, MED) 9-15-11 41.72 EFTPS (WH. SS, MEDI 9-15-11 MU 961.89 1389 Sheldon Ellefson 213.46 1390 Shelley MacDonald 82.97 EFTPS (WH. SS, MED/9-30-1t 54.61 EFTPS (WH. SS. MED) 9-30-11 MU 871.25 A.W Municipal Utilities 5.215.31 Special Council ,'leetlng City of Park River Discovery Benefits 136.38 Leon's Bldg Ctr 52.28 Lon's Hardware 74.92 MDU 91.76 Michael Kilmer Const 76 Bethal Cudmore 55.74 the council on September 12, 2011, 7:30 77 Discovery Benefits 392.62 pm to show cause why the buildings on 78 Discovery Benefits 22.00 this property should not be demolished. 79 Easy Way Electronics It too was returned unclaimed. Larson 8.00 detailed the defects found during his 30680 Ethanol Products 1.604.66 exterior inspection on May 5. 2011 81 Ferguson Waterworks Larson stated there may be interior 6.382.74 _ defects due to the continued vacancy General Fund .00 .... and no prior w[ntertimeweatherizati°n Grayment Wesa ,  -I'he pr0perty is inviolation of sub- - .... ' '" '  ' sections 4, 5. and 8. of Section 1, 82 83 5;279.31 84 Hach Company 185.25 ordinance 4b. Due tO the extent of the 85 Hawkins, Inc 1,207.62 defects involved Larson feels that 86 Jim's Super Valu 17.97 repairs would exceed $7,000 or 50% of 87 Andrew A Johnson 100.00 the properties true & full value. The 88 Amy Kubat 26.57 prqperty has been condemned by the 89 KXPO 36.00 buiiding itlspect(r and 'shall not be 30690 Lagoon Maintenance occupied. A brief email was sent to 1,742.22 Larson from Mr. Aames in which he 91 Light & Water Dept 658.77 stated he would not be able to attend 92 Lindell's Mowing 490.00 the hearing before the council. Mr. 93 Lon's Hdwr 29.95 Aames is of the opinion that the property 94 Michael Kilmer Const is not that bad. Currie recommend that t,900.00 the Council concur with the Building 95 Municipal Utilities 341.92 Inspector's findings and based on the 96 ND Dept of Health 237.78 fact that Mr. Aames did not present 97 ND One Call Inc 54.60 evidence to otherwise disprove the 98 Nodak Electric Coop findings, follow the inspector's 4.521.22 recommendation and order the buildings 99 North Dale Oil 324.15 demolished. Currie will send a letter to 30700 Polar Communications Mr. Aames with specific findings of fact 149.19 and order to demolish. Knutson moved 01 PR Implement 219.73 to accept the building inspectors report 02 Pristine Water Solutions and recommendation and order the 1,306.80 buildings at 227 Wadge Avenue North 03 Quill Cbrp203.41 (150 X 70.5' in SE Corner Lot 6, Block 8, 04 Sensus Metering Sys Birder's Addition) demolished. Blake 1.452.00 seconded and upon roll call vote, all 05 Thatcher Co of Montana present voted aye. Motion carried. 7.211.60 T. Larson reported that the persons 06 Landon Tufte 14.99 interested in paving Hill Ave N and 07 Verizon Wireless 43.48 Blanchard Street have decided to wait to 08 Vessco Inc 1,310.37 see if development proceeds along 09 Water Bd Fd 05 4.830.00 Blanchard Street so that the cost of the 30710 Water Improve Dist #95-1 curb, gutter, & pavement can be shared 1.500.00 with more people. 11 Water Rev Bd Fd Phase II Upon recommendation of the Police 3.450.00 Committee. Byron introduced the 12 Water Sur Charge 5,000.00 following amendments: 13 Ye Olde Medicine 11.31 ORDINANCE AMENDING 14 Municipal Utilities 326.61 ORDINANCE 3.b.1. 15 NDPERS 504.32 AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL 16 North Star Coop 519.72 DOGS TO PROVIDE PENALTY FOR 17 General Fund 5.215.31 DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE. 18 NDPERS 516.29 Be it ordained by the City 19 NDPERS 15.60 Council of the City of Park River. 30720 NDPERS 2.199.17 Ordinance 3.b.1 of the City of Park River 21 Postmaster 272.60 is hereby amended by adding a new 6328-37 Salaries 9-15-11 11,020.95 Section 13. as follows: EFTPS (WH. SS, MED) 9-15-11 Section 13. 2,881.64 Penalty. The penalty for 6338 Stefan Linstad OT 110.10 violations of Section 2. shall be as EFTPS (WH. SS, MED) 9-15-11 OT follows: First offense - $20.00; Second 20.12 offense - $40.00; Third and subsequent 6339-47 Salaries 9-30-11 10,892.77 offense - Fine as determined by EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 9-30-11 Municipal Judge. 2.939.55 Effective Date of Ordinance: A.W. ACH Charge 11.35 This Ordinance is in force and takes A.W. NMPA 127,999.19 effect from and after its passage and publications as required by law. SPECIAL FUNDS: ORDINANCE AMENDING 3238 M.M.I.S. 8,225.00 ORDINANCE 25.a. 3239 Morgan Printing 505.00 AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE 3240 Tim Shea's Nursery 30.45 TRAFFIC WITHIN THE CITY OF PARK 3241 Lindsay Arneson Creative RIVER. 393.75 Be it ordained by the City 3242 Lon's Hdwr 56.94 Council of the City of Park River, 3243 Out To Lunch 42.42 Ordinance 25.a. Section 10. of the City 3244 '05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd of Park River is hereby amended as MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 17.412.47 follows: 30665 BC/BS of ND 3,797.97 Section 10. - Standing and Parking. 66 Roger A Johnson 211.50 Byron moved to accept the Pledge of Parking: Manner specified in 67 Advanced Engineering Securities from First United Bank dated certain areas. Diagonal parking shall be 9.800.00 8-31-2011. Blake seconded and upon employed on Briggs Avenue between 68 Airborne Custom spray roll call vote, all present voted aye. Third Street and Sixth Street. and on GENERAL FUND 2,900.00 Motion carried. Fourth Street from the alley of Blocks SPECIAL FUNDS: 69 AmeriPride Linen 118.15 Building Inspector. Tom Larson, Nine and Sixteen to Code Avenue and Advertising 30670 Banyon Data Sys 770.00 informed the Council that the buildings from the alley of blocks Ten and Fifteen Airport 71 Brandi Boehme 75.77 located at 227 Wadge Ave N, owned by to Railroad Avenue West, on Fifth Street Band 72 Business Forms & Acct Andrew Benjamin Aames, are in from Code Avenue to Railroad Avenue Library 135.34 substandard condition. A certified letter West, and on the West side of Code Recreation 73 City of Fargo 28.00 sent by T Larson to Mr. Aames outlining Avenue from Vivian Street to the South Spec, Assm't. 74 Grand Forks Util Bill 109.50 the defects was returned unclaimed, boundary of Cecil Street. On all other Insurance Reserve 75 Consolidated Waste. LTD City Attorney S Currie sent a letter streets, parking shall be parallel with the Park Specials 16,170.00 informing Mr. Aames to appear before curb and within one foot (11) of same. Social Security No vehicle shall be parked on any Forestry 4,500.00 be placed on the pick-up schedule to street, alley, or City parking lot for a Equip. Replacement 20,000.00 place calls to the Water Plant no later longer period than forty-eight (48) hours. Sales Tax 264.750.00 than 4:00 PM Monday, October 3, 2011. Nor shall it be parked in the direction Special Highway 81,000.00 D Larson asked for the Council's opposite the traffic flow (wrong side of permission to hire an engineer to the street). 424,250.00 evaluate the City's electrical distribution Be it ordained by the City DEBT SERVICE FUND: system to determine what upgrades will Council of the City of Park River. Southveiw Addition T|.F ............ 1Q,5.0Q .... be necessary to handle the load of the Ordinance 25.a. of the City of Park River is hereby amended by addirt/a-  Section 42. As follo  ....  ........  Section 12.- Pefia, lty. The fine for violation of Section 10. shall be as follows: First offense - $25.00; Second offense - $50.00; Third and subsequent offense - Fine as determined by Municipal Judge. Effective Date of Ordinance: This Ordinance is in force and takes effect from and after its passage and publications as required by law. Byron moved to approve the first reading of an amendment to Ordinance 3.b.1 .and also the amendment to Ordinance 25.a. Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Stenvold read a letter from the Domestic Violence & Abuse Center requesting financial support for their programs. The Center provides shelter and other services to battered women and their children. The Council would like some additional information and asked that Center Director Jolene Halldorson be invited to a meeting to discuss the program further. ND Century Code (40-14-04) requires that the City Assessor shall be appointed at the first meeting of the City Council in September of each odd- numbered year, Mayor Stenvold appointed Tom Larson to serve as the Assessor for the City of Park River. Knutson moved to approve the appointment. Blake seconded, and upon roll call. all voted aye. Motion carried. Wayne and Renae Gerszewski questioned the amount of property that was transferred to them when they purchased a portion of land from the City on the south end of Railroad Ave W. They thought the amount purchased would square off the property on the north side. The deed transferred a 50 X 141.5' parcel, which is the amount approved by the council at its September 14, 2009 meeting. This is 56.4' short of squaring the property to the north. Gerszewski may be interested in obtaining the additional 50 X 56.4'. Byron moved to sell Gerszewski the additional parcel for $500.00. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold would like the City to continue to sponsor the "Biggest Pumpkin" contest at the WC Fair. Knutson moved that the Municipal Utilities Dept. sponsor the contest and award the following prizes in Park River Bucks; 1st place $100.00, 2nd place $75.00 and 3rd place $50.00. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. The Preliminary Budget of the City of Park River. for the calendar year beginning January 1. 2012 and ending December 31. 2012, was reviewed by the City Council. The following s a statement of the proposed expenditures: l,egal Notice North Dakota Department of Commerce $374.445.00 2,000.00 13,900.00 2,500.00 10,000.00 7,000.00 600.00 8,000.00 650.00 10.000,00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES: $809,520.00 By;bn moved t app;ovethe ..... Preliminary, Budget-for e.year ending December 3, 2012. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Blake moved to hold a special meeting of the Council on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm for the purpose of finalizing the 2012 budget and setting the tax levy. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. The Council designated October 4, 2011 as Fall Clean-up Day. Public Works Director D. Larson requested residential utility customers wishing to Walsh Grain terminal. Larson received an estimate of $15,000 from KBM. Grand F..ork t I:'fortn th,tuy and make recommendations. Blake moved to hire KBM to perform the analys=s on the electrical system. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call. all voted aye. Motion carried. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:56 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson, City Auditor (October 19, 2011) CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held a special meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Knutson. Lundquist, Byron, Anderson. Public Works Director Dennis Larson. Business Manager Tom Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Praska, Blake, and City Attorney Steve Currie The Final Budget of the City of Park River. for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012. was reviewed by the City Council. The following is a statement of the proposed expenditures: GENERAL FUND SPECIAL FUNDS: Advertising Airport Band Library Recreation $374,445.00 2,000.00 13,900.00 2,500.00 10,000.00 7,000.00 Spec. Assm't. 600.00 Insurance Reserve 8,000.00 Park Specials 650.00 Social Security 10,000.00 Forestry 4,500.00 Equip. Replacement 20,000.00 Sales Tax 264,750.00 Special Highway 81,000.00 424,250.00 DEBT SERVICE FUND: Southveiw Addition TIF 10,825.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES: $809,520.00 Knutson moved to approve the second reading of the Preliminary Budget for the year ending December 31,2012. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson, City Auditor (October 19, 2011 ) LEGAL NOTICE The North Dakota Department of Commerce. Division of Community Services will be presenting the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing survey results and conducting a public hearing on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm (CDT), The location of the meeting Community Development Block Grant Program Distribution Statement. The Program Distribution Statement describes how the Community Development Block Grant funds will be distributed in 2012 and is a part of the Action Plan to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan. The public is encouraged to attend will be at the University of North Dakota, the presentation and the public hearing Abbott Hall. Room 119, 151 Comell Street, Grand Forks, ND. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is a study that is intended to evaluate the spirit of affirmatively furthering fair housing in the state of North Dakota and a toot for enhancing public policy so that fair housing choice can oe more broadly exercised. The results of this study and opportunity to provide input will be provided at this meeting. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive input on housing and non- housing community development needs for the development of the 2012 to learn about Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in North Dakota and the Program Distribution Statement and to provide input. At a later date. the public will be invited to obtain a copy of the draft 2012 Action Plan and to provide written comments. Should anyone require auxiliary aids and services, or need additional information, please contact Bonnie Malo at 701-328-2476 prior to the presentation and public hearing. (October 19, 2011) [;,':1; I'l l!h, T00II .... 00,00l[flllii00l!#!Illl;llIl$11[l00i|00[tlll]li00lTliIll ; !I l!iil i00;TilTt; ,: i00iti ' i], , iilii f: it [ ;iliii|l/!tI|00ttl/,