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OCTOBER 23, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 9 / I o o o o VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 6:45 PM SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 HOOPLE, ND Meeting called to order by President Darrel Pastorek. Present: Darrel Pastorek, Valley Edinburg School District #118 School Board President, Dan Johnson, Valley Edinburg School District #118 School Board Vice-President, Mary Laxdal, Dianne Goodoien, Andrew Gullickson, Janne Myrdal, and Fred Hall School Board Members Others present: Superintendent Oistad, HS Principal Larry Larson, and Business Manager A. Eileen Rinde PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING PROPERTY TAX LEVY None APPROVAL OF MINUTES MSC: LaxdaI-Myrdal to approve minutes Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous. APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS Total District Cash: Flex Medical Spending Account 6,863.00 General Fund Checking 631,494.49 General Fund Savings 815,585.11 Building Fund Checking CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Councilmen Lorton, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, Anderson, City Attorney S Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, Business Manager Tom Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent, Councilmen Blake. Guests Dean S 'l,,!.en, Jay Skorheim, and Jim Miller.  Krutson 'moved to," ppve, "]thel ! mirut o"f*te AEgtJst 1  2"01" ee'e-'ing - as presented. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion - carded. Anderson moved to approve the following bills for payment. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Discovery Benefits 55.44 Ferguson Waterworks #2516 Jim's Super Valu 3.00 KNS Yard Services 25.00 Kringstad Ironworks INC Lon's Hardware 64.55 Montana Dakota Utilities Michael Kilmer Const, Inc GENERAL FUND: 27808 BC/BS of North Dakota 808.57 09 27810 897.41 11 12 13 85.00 14 15 73.85 16 7,405.00 17 Morris Sealcoat & Trucking, In 42,250.00 18 Northdale Oil, Inc 972.07 19 North Star Coop 565.27 27820 Polar Communications 590.74 21 117.00 22 23 24 25 295.06 26 155.30 27 PR Community Club PR Implement, LLC 264.01 Quill Corporation 51.19 Glenn Rost 250.00 Samson Electric LTD Sanitation Products Inc Walsh County Auditor 10,144.25 28 Walsh County Press 318.20 29 Void 0 27830 NDPERS 141.64 31 Park River Airport Authority 14.56 32 PR Park District 12.86 33 PR Public Library 17.42 34 Special Funds 31.79 35 Mortenson & Rygh, PTR 2,604.47 36 Discovery Benefits 88.40 37 NDPERS 149.53 38 NDPERS 1,168.08 1527 Sheldon EIlefson 726.72 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 9-15-13 GF 180.06 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 9-15-13 GF MU 1,216.72 Wade Kalgard OT 39.95 (WH,SS,MED) 9-15-13 OT 1528 EFTPS 18.26 1529 1530 1531 EFTPS 106.09 EFTPS A.W. Sheldon Ellefson 360.62 Robert Kubat 112.74 Shelley MacDonald 61.38 (WH,SS,MED) 9-30-13 GF (WH,SS,MED) 9-30-13 GF MU 1,066.01 Municipal Utilities 5,817.61 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 31844 2,544.63 45 46 118.32 47 48 795.00 49 736.62 31850 64.72 51 52 BC/BS of North Dakota Roger A. Johnson 264.95 AmedPride Services, Inc Aqua-Pure Inc. 1,907.15 Banyon Data Systems, Inc Border States Electric Supply Butler Machinery Co City of Fargo 56.00 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 227,275.42 Building Fund Savings Special Activities Checking 15,925.64 Hot Lunch Checking 63,643.34 Total Cash: 1,760,787.20 1/2 of Total Cash 880,393.60 Less checking funds already at Citizens State Bank: Special Activities Checking (15,925.84) Hot Lunch Checking (63,643.34) Balance needed in Citizens 800,824.42 Savings Accounts: Less Current Savings Balance (815,585.11 ) Cash to be withdrawn from Savings Account: and deposited in First United 14,760.69 Activity Fund beginning Balance- $24,642.07 Ending Balance-S19,634.23. Hot Lunch Fund-Beginning Balance $64,192.59-ending balance $73,693.07. District General Fund -beginning balance $1,333,543.22; ending balance $1,359,028.64. Building Fund-beginning balance $230,620.62; ending balance $227,123.35. MSC: Johnson-Laxdal to approve financial report and savings analysis Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous REVIEW OF BILLS MSC: HalI-Goodoien to approve the review of bills. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous ADMINSTRATIVE REPORTS A. SUPERINTENDENT Board recommendations have been reviewed with principals. School Law Seminar is on Thursday, October 24th and the ND School Boards Convention is set for October 25-26th in Bismamk. Business Manager is to be informed of intent to attend or not by the October School Board meeting. Board to meet new staff on September 18th at 7:00 AM in Edinburg. Secondary Principal Larson handed out Principal's report. Elementary Principal report was distributed to the Board. COMM rI-I-EE REPORTS A. Curriculum/Personnel Dan Johnson reported A. Annual Compliance Report presented 1. Teacher Licensure 2. Highly Qualified teachers 3. Curriculum 4. Review Process-(State Educational Improvement Plan; 5 year process; currently in year 4) 5. Fire Marshal 6. Background checks We are meeting all these requirements MSC: HalI-Goodoien to approve Annual Compliance Report Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous B. Approval of School District Budget MSC: Goodoien-Laxdal Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous Meeting adjourned B. Technology Andrew Gullickson reported -- Darrel Pastorek, President MSC: Johnson-Myrdal to reallocate $100,000 of 2013-2014 Budget to technology Assuming a roll call vote-vote -- unanimous A. EUeen Rinde, Business Manager C. Transportation A short route for south and west of Next School Board Meeting to be held Edinburg has been added; Jerry UIvog to October 8th at 7:00 PM in Edinburg, ND drive the mute. NEW BUSINESS (Oct.. 23, 2013) 16,380.05 53 228.40 64 55 56 22.00 57 1,073.09 58 1,031.74 59 31860 61 62 1,116.67 63 64 65 Dahlen Plumbing & Heating Demester Cleaning 335.00 Discovery Benefits 177.88 Discovery Benefits, Inc Ethanol Products, LLC Fargo Water Equipment/DSG Hawkins Inc 931.40 Jim's Super Valu 2.46 Jonathan Kasprick 25.63 Lagoon Maintenance Light & Water Dept 2,395.79 Lindelrs Mowing 490.00 Lon's Hardware 39.12 Wallace Rygh, of Mortenson & Rygh, PC, reviewed the City of Park River 2012 Audit Report with members of the Council. Rygh informed the Council that the City is in compliance with all State & Federal regulations and financial reporting practices. Byron moved to accept the City of Park River 2012 Audit Report and to pay the bill for preparation of the City of Park River 2012 Audit. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. T. Larson informed the Council that a final inspection was performed with the engineers on the North Star Development water & sewer improvement project. 66 Municipal Utilities 602.64 D Larson provided the Council with an 67 Nalco Company 4830 update on the 135th Avenue NE road 698 - ""ND'Onalll In. " 5:20 ....... prect." ,me-gral sll ne"edsTo be mid .... NDSewage Pump Lift Station and additional dirt work needs to be 7,995.00 31870 71 4,792.10 72 73 74 75 151.42 76 77 78 1,446.66 79 31880 277.00 81 82 4,630.00 63 NDPERS 16.81 Nodak Electric Cooperative Northdale Oil, Inc 138.15 Lucille Novak 76.56 North Star Coop 612.57 Polar Communications Quill Corporation 396.77 Joyce Ramsey 45.17 Samson Electric LTD Sensus USA 1,524.60 T&R Electric Supply Co. Inc Vessco Inc 687.31 Water Bond Fund 05 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase II 3,450.00 Water Sur-Charge Fund 64 5,000.00 85 Water System Repair & Replace 1,500.00 86 Wayne's Heating 7 Cooling 304.98 87 Ye Olde Medicine Center 16.09 88 Designs By Tess 75.00 89 Domestic Violence & Abuse Cent 500.00 31890 NDPERS 541.08 91 Verizon Wireless 44.83 92 Void 0 93 Gaffaney's 1,175.00 94 Mortenson & Rygh, PTR 2,054.00 96 Discovery Benefits 204.92 97 General Fund 5,817.61 98 NDPERS 533.09 99 NDPERS 1.52 31900 NDPERS 2,884.82 01 Postmaster 291.31 6853-60 Salaries 9-15-13 10,008.84 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 9-15-13 2,904.87 6861 Wade Kalgard OT 1,260.48 6862 Stefan Linstad OT 76.12 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 9-15-13OT 520.97 6863-70 Salaries 9-30-13 10,123.74 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 9-30-13 3,100.97 A.W. ACH Charge 12.35 A.W. NMPA 118,351.26 SPECIAL FUNDS: 3356 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 10,110.93 STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2013-1/135TH 10000 Knife River Materials 724,681.53 10001 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson Inc 27,000.00 In August, Jay Skorheim and Jim Miller on behalf of the Walsh County Three River Soil Conservation District (District) approached the Council to see if the City might be interested in purchasing the tree building and land next to the water tower. The District is looking at a larger building. S Currie reported that the parcel is 69.9' X 154.5'. Skorheim stated they would like to keep the compressor and just sell the building and land. Byron moved to offer $12,000 to purchase the building and the land contingent upon the District and Walsh County accepting the offer. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. completed prior to paving. Paving is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 16. On September 5th, WC Sheriff Lauren Wild met with Stenvold, Blake, and Lundquist, members of the City of Park River Police Committee, to discuss several concerns and enforcement issues. Re-assignment of teacher parking at the school and installing a cross walk are being looked at to ease the confusion during student drop off and pickup periods. Other concerns, such as dogs at large, fire pits, and illegal turns have been addressed in the past. Sheriff Wild reiterated that residents need to call the Sheriff's Dept. in Grafton to report their complaints. Questions regarding the registered sex offender living in Park River were also addressed. Wild informed the Police Committee members that the department has done everything required by law. The Northern Municipal Power Agency is meeting with members and providing a presentation on extending their member contracts. The current contract runs through 2031. They are proposing extending the contract for an additional twenty years to enable them to secure necessary financing for upcoming capital projects. T Larson will contact NMPA about scheduling a presentation. 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. Lundquist moved to approve the appointment. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. A letter from the Domestic Violence & Abuse Center was presented to the Council. The Center serves the Counties of Cavalier, Pembina, and Walsh and they provide shelter to battered women and their children. The federal and state funding is decreased every year and the Center must look to counties, cities, and private sources for help with funding. The Center is seeking support in the form of a one year term of service contract between the City of Park River and the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center. Knutson moved to approve a $500.00 one year term of service contract. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. T. Larson informed the Council that the Walsh County Half Mill Self Help Program is available and the City should apply for a project. The awards are typically around $500. The Council decided to apply and use the money to update Christmas decorations. Lundquist moved same. Byron seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. The Council designated Tuesday, October 8, 2013 as Fall Clean-up Day. The following resolution was passed regarding 135th Avenue NE. Upon motion by Knutson seconded by Lorton, the following Resolution was adopted: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2013-1 TEMPORARY IMPROVEMENT WARRANT, SERIES 2013 (The entire resolution may be viewed at the City Auditor's office) Upon roll call vote, Lorton, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, and Anderson, voted aye. Absent, Blake. Motion carried. Public Works Director D Larson asked for the Council's permission to rent two tractors from PR Implement using a government program which allows government entities to use the tractors at no charge. Larson also asked permission . purchase 2 new "st0w blowers at "15,200 each. These snow blowers would be replacing blowers purchased in 1973 and 1997. Byron moved to purchase two new snow blowers at $15,200 each using the funded depreciation account. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. T Larson reported that the City received a questionnaire from the ND State Water Commission regarding the City's water tower project and request for cost share assistance. The last meeting with the Commission was not very encouraging so receiving this request for additional information is a welcomed development. The questionnaire will be submitted by September 16. The next meeting of the Water Commission is October 7. Hopefully, some good will come of all this. Mayor Stenvold informed the Council that the PR Public Library Board passed an amendment to the library policy with regard to internet use and sex offender patrons. The amendment reads as follows: The library functions to provide information to all. However, restrictions apply. Those restrictions include, but are not limited to: In the sole discretion of the library and/or its designee, the library reserves the right to discontinue any activity that is offensive in a public forum and offends community standards. The input of law enforcement officials will be solicited when determining if a sex offender shall be granted privileges to use the library and its services beyond those rights afforded by law. The library is located within a public school; therefore, these privileges will be granted in accordance with the School District's policy and may contain restrictions and prohibitions. Lundquist moved to accept the Public Library Board's policy amendment. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carded City Attorney S Currie mentioned that the Special Assessment Committee needs to meet and set the assessments for the North Star Addition Water and Sewer Improvement District 2012-1 and the Street Improvement District 2013-1 (135th Ave NE) projects so that the specials can be certified to the county auditor by November 1, 2013. The Council discussed compensation for Assessment Committee members. Byron moved to compensate members of the Special Assessment Committee $100 per meeting. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor A'I-rEST: Tom Larson, City Auditor (Oct.. 23, 2013) PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013 AT 6:15 RM. Regular board meeting of the Park River Area School District held September 12, 2013. Houser, Brummond, Thompson, Hahn, Rost, Bata and Laaveg present. Also present were Rylan Setness and Sheldon Weltz. President Hahn called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. M: Laaveg S: Brummond to approve the corrected Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held August 19, 2013, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Rost to approve the expenditures as follows: General Fund #1085-1125, $217,794.52 and Special Activities #1008-1024, $10,875.85, All in favor, M.C. ACME TOOLS - GRAND FORKS 3,599.00 ALYSHA COFFMAN 205.00 AMAZON.COM CREDIT 1,952.80 BECKY SVOBODNY 25.0O BUTTONS BY FISH 490.67 CENTRAL STRIPING INC. 420.00 COMPASS LEARNING 6,500.00 CULINEX 933.28 DAHLEN PLUMBING & HEATING 3,169.77 D'S DESIGNS 1,450.00 EDU TECH 180.00 FEE CONSTRUCTION 9,350.00 FIRST UNITED INSURANCE 5,345.00 FISCHER TRACKS 5,500.00 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS/DISCOVERY BENEFITS 95.00 GREATAMERICA LEASING CORP. 1,696.00 KEVIN SKAVHAUG 68.25 LEON'S BUILDING CENTER 5,247.37 LETTER PERFECT SIGN CO. 1,500.00 BONNIE LORAAS 296.30 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 127.64, ..... .    , MORGAN PRINTING 69.49 NDSBA 341.84 NORTH STAR COOP 656.85 NORTH VALLEY VOCATIONAL CTR 30,384.00 NORTHDALE OIL INC. 1,536.93 OTTER TAIL POWER COMPANY 355.56 KATIE RALSTON 45.00 SAM'S CLUB 74.90 SARAH KASTNER 23.64 SCHOLASTIC EQUIPMENT COMPANY, LLC 46,593.95 SHANNON MARKUSEN 101.02 STATE FIRE & TORNADO FUND 73.30 STONES MOBILE RADIO INC 146.29 THYSSEN KRUPP 37,212.89 TRACY LAAVEG 291.43 UPPER VALLEY EDUCATION 33,126.09 US FOODSERVICE GRG DIVISION 8,656.22 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 611.30 WALSH ADMINISTRATORS 2,902.30 WATER & LIGHT DEPT 6,440.44 BUTTONS BY FISH 485.53 CENTRAL CASS DISTRICT 125.00 COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS 3,173.55 SPECIAL PEMBINA SCHOOL CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Lorton, Lundquist, Anderson, and Business Manager T. Larson. Absent, Blake, Knutson, Byron, City Attorney S. Currie, Public Works Director D. Larson, and Deputy Auditor A. Berg. The Final 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 12,500.00 Recreation 7,000.00 Spec. Assm't. 600.00 Insurance Reserve 7,000.00 Social Security 10,00O.0O Forestry 5,500.00 DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION 103.99 D'S DESIGNS 2,562.00 EDMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT 80.00 EMBROIDERY PLUS 277.14 GOLDEN HARVEST JEWELERS 190.00 GRAFTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 125.00 JS WHOLESALE & VENDING 1,176.08 NESS GRAPHICS 79.00 NORTH STAR COOP 96.00 PARK RIVER COMMUNITY CLUB 25.00 SAM'S CLUB 100.34 TRAINING ROOM INC 912.15 TROJAN PROMOTIONS 1,139.43 US FOODSERVICE GRG DIVISION 225.54 M: Brummond S: Laaveg to take off the table the request for adjustment of years of experience, All in favor, M.C. M: Rost S: Laaveg to grant the request by Sheldon Weltz and Tere Nielsen for the adjustment in placement on the salary schedule, On roll call vote, Laaveg, Houser, Bata, Rost, Thompson and Hahn yes, Brummond no, M.C. M: Brumond S: Houser that we inform Fordville-Lankin because of the lack of numbers we will be having only one volleyball game in Fordville starting in 2014-2015. Motion withdrawn by Brummond. M: Laaveg S: Thompson to approve the Certificate of Levy for 2013-2014, On roll call vote, Thompson, Rost, Brummond, Bata, Houser, Laaveg and Hahn yes, M.C. M: Rost to refer to the Policy and Procedures Committee the request for early retirement to see how it affects teachers, Died for lack of second. M: Laaveg S: Rost that we grandfather in any teacher who applies for Early Retirement under the previous Early Retirement Policy prior to April 15, 2014, All in favor, M.C. M: Thompson S: Houser to approve the Annual Compliance Report, All in favor, M.C. M: Rost S: Bata to approve the open enrollment applications for the Brett Omdahl family, All in favor, M.C. M: Houser S: Bata to approve Joann Peterson's contract from September 11, 2013 to November 1, 2013, All in favor, M.C. M: Laaveg S: Rost to approve the lane changes for Kristi Seim and Brett Omdahl, All in favor, M.C. M: Rost S: Laaveg to accept the bid from Kenny Gillespie for the trailer, All in favor, M.C. M: Rost S: Housor to donate the bus to the Park River Fire Department, All in favor, M.C. M: Laaveg S: Brummond to let the Buildings and Grounds Committee purchase any Suburban for up to $40,000, All in favor, M.C. Reports were received by: Kirk Ham - Financial and Administrative; Administrative -Aaron Schramm and Brenda Nilson; Library - Tracy Laaveg; there were no Vocational Center or REA Reports. Other items of discussion included: School Board Convention attendees and appointment of delegates and the Ergonomic Grant. Bill Bata was appointed to the Buildings and Grounds Committee to replace Jared Carlson. The next beard meeting is scheduled for October 10, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. With no further business, the meeting adjoumed at 8:15 p.m. Diana Hahn, President Rebecca Svobodny, Business Manager (Oct.. 23, 2013) Equip. Replacement Sales Tax Special Highway 25,000.00 290,250.00 95,000.00 DEBT SERVICE FUND: North Star Addition TIF Southview Addition TIF 476,710.00 18,500.00 20,700.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $9O6,305.0O Anderson moved to approve the Final Budget for the year ending December 31, 2014 and adopt the mill levy. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson, Auditor (Oct.. 23, 2013)