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WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21,2015 Page 9 City Of Park River Regular Counci Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 AT 7:30 RM. 81.87 28704 Darrell Carlson 100.00 28705 Productivity Plus Account 571.28 28706 Don Greicar Excavating 8,095.50 28707Jolene Halldorson 109.51 28708 Jim's Super Valu 37.44 28709 Leon's Building Center, Inc The City of Park River held their 59.70 regular meeting of the Park River City 28710 Lon's Hardware 67.02 Council on Monday, September 14, 2015 28711 Montana Dakota Utilities at 7:30 P.M. 109.14 28712 NDSU Extension Serv Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to 448.96 order with the following present: Council 28713 Northdale Oil, Inc 706.72 members Mike Lorton, Kyle Halvorson, 28714 North Star Coop 1,135.19 Arvid Knutson, Robert "Bob" Lundquist III, 28715 Polar Communications and Keith Anderson, City Coordinator 452.69 Jolene Halldorson, City Attorney Tracy 28716 PR Airport Authority 28.99 Laaveg, Public Works Director (PWD) 28717 PR Park District 24.09 Dennis Larson, and Auditor Ann Berg. 28718 PR Public Library 21.17 Absent: Council member Dwight Byron. 28719 PR Veterinary Clinic360.00 Others; Monty & Karl Novak, Dean 28720Quill Corporation 174.90 Skjerven, and Glenn Rost. 28721 Glenn Rost 250.00 28722 Samson Electric LTD Monty and Karl Novak appeared to 13,335.96 express their concern about sewer 28723Sillers, Laaveg, &Wenzel backup in their home located on North 133.05 Star Drive. Engineers from KLJ over saw 28724 Special Funds54.17 the project and verified the sewer main 28725 Stone's Mobile Radio, Inc was installed correctly. Since no other 209.70 homes on the drive have been affected 28726 Sundog Glass Design PWD Larson will check with the ND State 64.35 Plumbing Board regarding backflow 28727 US Bank Equip Fin 76.70 preventers and contact the Novak's with 28728 WC Auditor 11,485.06 his findings. 28729 WC Press 442.18 28730 WSI 197.12 Dean Skjerven reported vehicles 1680-1687 Salaries 2,148.35 speeding on Kensington Ave and is AW EFTPS 2,534.27 concerned about the possibility of an 49,038.36 accident involving a small child. He is asking the City to install slow children at Municipal Utilities play sign as there are many families with 33015 First United Bank small children and a daycare located on 175,000.00 Kensington Ave. Council asked Skjerven 33016 NDPERS 293.54 if he thought the people speeding on the 33017 Nodak Electric Coop dead-end street live on the street or if it is 5,127.28 other traffic and what time the speeding is 33018 US Postal Service 300.95 occurring. Skjerven said it is worst in the 33019 Verizon Wireless 53.71 morning when people are going to work 33020 Aflac 460.96 and school. The police committee will 33021 Discovery Benefits 287.16 meet with the WC Sheriff's Dept and see 33022 General Fund 6,115.88 if additional patrols can be added in the 33023 NDPERS 319.91 morning to the area. 33024 NDPERS 4,405.18 33025 Postmaster 313.39 Knutson moved and Lorton seconded 33026 BC/BS of ND 5,358.34 to approve the minutes from the July 28, 33027 NDPERS 17.75 2015 Special Council meeting. Upon roll 33028 Advanced Engineering call vote, all voted aye. M/C. 1,873.85 33029 Airborne Custom Spray Lundquist moved and Anderson 2,900.00 seconded to approve the minutes from 33030AmeriPride Services, Inc the August 10, 2015 Regular Council 138.84 meeting. Upon roll call vote, all voted 33031 Aqua-Pure Inc.1,950.86 aye. M/C. 33032 Banyon Data Systems 795.00 Halvorson moved and Anderson 33033 Border States Electric seconded to approve the following bills for 28,202.52 the General Fund, Municipal Utilities, 33034Butler Machnefy Co Spebial, Funds, arid Project" funds. Upon ' 119.84 : :': : ~ .... roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C.33035 Cardmember Service 186.58 General Fund 33036 City of Fargo 28.00 28691 WC Press 657.64 33037 Productivity Plus Account 28692 NDPERS 89.08 9.57 28693 US Postal Service 300.95 33038 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 28694 Aflac 53.08 16,739.30 28695 Discovery Benefits 61.16 33039 Dakota Supply Group 28696 Municipal Utilities 505.65 957.02 28697 NDPERS 62.71 33040 Discovery Benefits, Inc 28698 NDPERS 1,192.21 33.00 28699 BC/BS of ND 1,754.06 33041 Domestic Violence & Abuse 28700 Sillers, Laaveg, & Wenzel 500.00 750.00 33042 Don Greicar Excavating 28701 Ann Berg 6.74 150.00 28702 Jonathan Berg90.00 33043 Ethanol Products, LLC 28703 Cardmember Service 1,595.50 33044 Farmers Union Serv Assoc 35.00 33045 Graymont (Wl) LLC 5,731.52 33046 Hach Company 83.74 33047 Jolene Halldorson 33.10 33048 Harold's Steam Clean 100.00 33049 Hawkins Inc 561.50 33050 Mike Horgan 9.19 33051 Adrienne Jacobson 7.30 33052 Don Jensen 490.25 33053 Jey-Way Multiple Services 1,410.50 33054 Jim's Super Valu 10.49 33055 Heather Kamphuis-Berg 68.17 33056 KBM, Inc 11,468.50 33057 Linette Kratochvil 100.00 33058 Janice Kuchar 438.33 33059 Liberty Business Systems 63.32 33060 Light & Water Dept 2,507.41 33061 Lindell's Mowing 500.00 33062 Lon's Hardware240.73 33063 Municipal Utilities 683.51 33064 ND One Call Inc. 25.30 33065 ND Sewage Pump Lift 1,565.00 33066 Nodak Electric Coop 5,040.41 33067Northdale Oil, Inc 164.48 33068 North Star Coop 340.19 33069 Marion Onstad 638.82 33070 Polar Communications 155.07 33071 Praxair Distribution 309.15 33072 Quill Corporation 119.70 33073 Samson Electric LTD 18.71 33074 Sensus USA 1,617.45 33075 T&R Electric Supply Co 9,664.00 33076 US Bank Equip Fin 76.69 33077 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 33078 Wat Rev Bond Fund Phase II 3,450.00 33079 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 33080 Wat Sys Repair & Replace 1,500.00 33081 Water Tower Fund 11,826.50 33082 Water Treatment Fund 9,519.71 33083 Wayne's Variety 50.00 33084 WC Fair Association 175.00 33085 Ye Olde Medicine Center 18.71 AW NMPA 129,977.09 AW First United Bank ACH Chg 12.45 7409-7435 Salaries 24,484.58 AW EFTPS 7,460.74 496,816.24 Special Funds 3449 Hospital Bldg Fd 3550 Void 0.00 24,089.11 ," ~ .-. 12~City of Park River 25 General Fund 1,880.30 Hospital Bldg Fund 1053 PMF, Inc 2,500.00 St Improvement Dist #2012-2 5029 Arntson, Stewart, Wegner. PC 5,670.85 5030 WC Press 50.84 5,721.69 Water & Sewer Improve Dist #2012-1 1019 Arntson, Stewart, Wegner. PC 2,023.35 Water Tower Fund 10050 Municipal Utilities 55,000.00 10051 Advanced Engineering hours. Billing Clerk Patricia Hensel has 24,362.32 expressed interest in the Municipal Court 10052 Maguire Iron, Inc 16,575.00 Clerk position. Halldorson spoke with 10053 First United Bank Hensel and the clerking duties will be 360,500.00 added to her job description at her regular 456,437.32 rate of pay. Water Supply Improvement 1100 Municipal Utilities 10,025.49 Berg presented balance corrections to the Resolution Regarding Transfer of Funds and Closing of Accounts approved at the August 10, 2015 City Council Meeting. Some balances changed due to interest additions and outstanding transactions. 1. Close out Water Supply Improvement (Fund #628): Correction: Change bank balance from $10,024.84 to $10,025.49 and forgive $115,484.54. 2. Forgive debt from General Fund to Municipal Utilities Water Fund: Correction: Change forgiven total from $81,047.46 to $73,300.00. 3. Close out Hospital Sales Tax Savings Account: Correction: Change transfer total from $155,510.02 to $155,550.08. 4. Close out Estate Tax Fund Savings Account (Fund # 248): Correction: Change transfer total from $323.44 to $323.48. 5. Close out Water Treatment Maintenance Fund Savings Account (Fund #625): Correction: Change transfer total from $32,331.99 to $32,338.24. 6. Close out Lagoon Maintenance Savings Account (Fund #610): Correction: Change transfer total from $191,686.52 to $138,468.30 to account for outstanding transaction. Lundquist moved and Lorton seconded to approve the balance corrections as presented by Berg. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. The Sales Tax Committee is recommending paying invoices from Sillers, Laaveg & Wenzel totaling $905.05 for legal services for work on the Green Acres Addition annexation. Knutson moved and Lundquist seconded to approve the payments. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. The City received notice from First United Bank that an outstanding loan balance exists on money borrowed to a couple, with City sponsorship, for the purchase of a business in Park River. The City required a second mortgage on the couple's personal property for collateral. Council feels more information is required on the matter and asked Laaveg to check with the bank. ' i Last month residents bordering the alley between Hobbs St W and 401 Hill A'~e N are askung the Cnty to vacate the alley and change the area into a green space and slope it for drainage. Council asked Halldorson to contact engineering firm KLJ and see if other options are available. Halldorson presented information received from KLJ which shows other options are available but no cost figures were available at this time. Cost figures should be available in time for the October 12th Council meeting. Changes to Municipal Court were discussed. Municipal Judge Glenn Rost has held court and performed clerking duties during the evening while he was teaching; now that he has retired court could be moved to regular business The Preliminary Budget of the City of Park River, for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31,2016, was reviewed by the City Council. The following is a statement of the proposed expenditures: GENERAL FUND $434,915.00 SPECIAL FUNDS: like the City to apply for the 2016 Walsh County Half Mill Self Help funding up to $1,500 this year. The City used the $1,500 award towards new Christmas ornaments last year. Lundquist moved and Halvorson seconded to grant permission to apply for the Walsh County Half Mill Self Help funding and to apply it toward the Christmas ornaments. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Halldorson presented a Renaissance Zone application from Park River Dental Land. The five year tax savings will be between $15,000 and $20,000. If approved by the Council the application will be sent to the State for their approval. Knutson moved and Lundquist seconded to approve Park River Dental Land Renaissance Zone application. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Advertising 1,200.00 Airport 99,700.00 A letter from the Domestic Violence & Band 1,200.00 Abuse Center was presented to the Council. The Center serves the Counties Library 11,000.00 of Cavalier, Pembina, and Walsh and they provide shelter to battered women and Recreation 7,000.00 their children. The federal and state funding is decreased every year and the Spec. Assm't. 600.00 Center must look to counties, cities, and private sources for help with funding. The Insurance Reserve 8,000.00 Center is seeking support in the form a one year term of service contract between Social Security 10,000.00 the City of Park River and the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center. Anderson Forestry 5,000.00 moved and Lundquist seconded to approve a $500.00 one year term of Equip.Replacement 40,000.00 service contract. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Sales Tax 321,250.00 Joel Hylden has been working on the Special Highway 98,000.00 east bike path all summer and is asking for additional funds to purchase chemical 902,950.00 for weed control. Knutson moved and DEBT SERVICE FUND: Lorton seconded to approve an additional $500. in funds for chemical with the North Star AdditionTIF provision, that prior to purchase by 58,000.00 Hylden, a purchase order is given to PWD Larson for his approval. Upon roll call Southview Addition TIF vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. 16,500.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $1,412,365.00 Berg is asking for a three mill levy increase for the General Fund. The additional mills will generate approximately $6,300.00 in additional revenue for the City's General Fund. With increases in property valuations the three mill increase will add approximately $1.00 to city property taxes on a $100,000.00 home over last year's taxes. Halvorson moved and Anderson seconded, to approve the Preliminary Budget for the year ending December 31, 2016 and adopt the three mill increase. Upon roll call, all voted aye. M/C. A notice will be posted in the official newspaper for a Public Hearing to be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm where citizens will have an opportunity to present oral or written comments regarding the property tax levy. ND Century Code (40-14-04) requires that a City Assessor shall be appointed at the first meeting of the City Council in September of each odd-numbered year. Mayor Stenvold appointed Jolene Halldorson to serve as the Assessor for the City of Park River. Anderson moved and Knutson seconded to approve the appointment. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Halldorson asked if the Council would Mayor Stenvold asked the Council if they would like to continue to sponsor the "Biggest Pumpkin" contest at the WC Fair. Last year there were no entries and very few participants the prior year. Lundquist moved and Lorton seconded to approve a request for Park River Municipal Utilities to sponsor a $25 plaque for the Walsh County Fair, not sponsor the "Big Pumpkin" contest, and put the $150.00 towards the WC Fair Bronze Sponsorship. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. The Council designated October 6, 2015 as Fall Clean-up Day. PWD Larson requested residential utility customers wishing to be placed on the pick-up schedule to call the water plant no later than 4:00 PM, Monday, October 5, 2015. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:57 PM Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, City Auditor (Oct. 21, 2015) City Of Park River Special Council Nleeting City Of Park River S Jecial Council Meeting Your source for Happy Happenings. for your comm Christmas Rural nic City Of Park River Public Hearing Quadrivalant Vaccine Mon,---Fri, 8-12 & 1-4:30 Call 284-7555 to make an appt. CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH Forestry 5,000.00 DAKOTA, SPECIAL COUNCIL Equip. Replacement40,000.00 MEETING, Sales Tax 321,250.00 MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015 AT 7:08 Special Highway 98,000.00 P.M. 902,950.00 The City of Park River held a special meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:08 P.M. to approve the 2016 Budget and Tax Levy. Mayor Dan Stenvold called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm with the following present: Councilmen Mike Lorton, Kyle Halvorson, Arvid Knutson, Dwight Byron and Keith Anderson, City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson, and City Auditor Ann Berg. Absent; Councilmember Bob Lundquist, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, and Public Works Director Dennis Larson. The Final Budget of the City of Park River, for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, was reviewed by the City Council. The following is a statement of the proposed expenditures: GENERAL FUND 434,915.00 SPECIAL FUNDS: Advertising 1,200.00 Airport 399,700.00 Band 1,200.00 Library 11,000.00 Recreation 7,000.00 Spec. Assm't. 600.00 Insurance Reserve 8,000.00 Social Security 10,000.00 CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, PUBLIC HEARING, MONDAY, OCTOBER 5,2015 AT 7:00 PM. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order stating the purpose was to conduct a Public Hearing to allow the public a chance to comment on or protest the proposed three-mill/4.22% City tax levy increase for the 2016 budget year. Present: Council members; Mike Lorton, Kyle Halvorson, Arvid Knutson, DEBT SERVICE FUND: North Star Addition TIF 58,000.00 Southview Addition TIF 16,500.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $1,412,365.00 Knutson moved and Lorton seconded to approve the Final Budget for the year ending December 31, 2016. Upon roll call, all voted aye. M/C. Byron moved and Anderson seconded to approve Auditor Berg's request to a three mill increase bringing the total City mills levied to 74.04. No one present at the Public Hearing objected to the three mill increase. Upon roll call, all voted aye. M/C. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting adjourned upon motion by Anderson at 7:20 PM Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, City Auditor (Oct. 21,2015) Dwight Byron, Keith Anderson, City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson, and City Auditor Ann Berg. Absent; Council member Bob Lundquist, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, and Public Works Director Dennis Larson. Others; Eugene Bossert. Mayor Stenvold asked Eugene Bossed if he had any questions or comments. Bossert told the Council he heard the 3 mill increase would raise taxes on a $100,000 by $1.00 over last year's portion of the City tax bill. He wondered how this would affect his taxes. Berg replied that the information was correct and if a home was valued in 2014 CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 AT 1:00 RM. The City of Park River held a special meeting of the Park River City Council on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. to discuss an outstanding loan to Melissa and Jesse Irvine. Councilmember Dwight Byron called the meeting to order at 1:10 pm with the following present: Councilmen Arvid Knutson and Keith Anderson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson, and City Auditor Ann Berg with Councilmember's Kyle Halvorson and Bob Lundquist by phone. Absent Mayor Dan Stenvold and Public Works Director Dennis Larson. Laaveg presented background information to the Council on an equity loan through First United Bank and sponsored by the City of Park River to Melissa and Jesse Irvine in 2001. The money was used towards the purchase of Bonnie's Garden Center. At the time of the $5,000 loan the City required a second mortgage on the Irvine's home as collateral. Only one payment of $1,000 had been made on the principal of the loan leaving $4,000 on the balance. Through no fault on the Irvine's part, documentation was misfiled by personnel no longer with the City and bank and came to light when the Irvine's started working on refinancing their home. Berg at $100,000 and the valuation stayed the same; in 2015 the City tax portion would increase by $1.00. If the property valuation went down the taxes would go down or if the valuation went up the taxes would go up accordingly. In Bossert's case, property valuation went down $8,800.00; this translates into a decrease of approximately $28.29 to the City portion of his next Walsh County real estate tax bill. Since no one present objected to the mill levy increase, Mayor Stenvold closed the Public Hearing. was called by the refinancing company asking for the City to release the mortgage. Laaveg and Halldorson informed the Council they both spoke with Melissa Irvine and she and her husband Jesse are willing to make $100 per month payments to settle the loan. Councilmember Lorton joined the meeting at 1:19 pm by phone. Halldorson presented several repayment options to the Council and she recommended to the Council to consider the option of repaying $2,500 with no interest in 25-$100 payments. Council asked Laaveg if they agree to release the mortgage if a written agreement with a lien could be a condition of the agreement and Laaveg concurred. Knutson moved and Anderson seconded to release the mortgage upon signing a written agreement stating the Irvine's agree to pay back $2,500 with no interest in 25 - $100 payments which will be added to their monthly utility bill. Upon roll call vote all voted aye. M/C. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:24 PM. Dwight Byron, Councilmember ATTEST: Ann Berg, City Auditor (Oct. 21, 2015) There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:07 pm. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, City Auditor (Oct. 21, 2015)