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,. ;;.,—.-';......a,. mm by... flp-I‘xfly\A"p.>v-v\v;fl v ..., .. ,. ...._.,....—, vmm.—-ip—m“<mufimmvk Lisbon, N.D. I expect to live the rest of my life there. My wife, Donna, is recovering from back surgery in Darien, and will join me in a room next door when she becomes mobile. The veterans home is a fabulous, hun- dred-million—dollar health care and retirement complex on a 93-acre carn- pus —' no other place like it on the planet. Your own Dan Stenvold has v the status of a rock star there for his unceasing devotion and razor-sharp intellect in furthering the stature of all the veterans in North Dakota and even further out. He is truly a legend with his friend, Mark, who is ad- ministrator of the Veterans Home.” Kelly, who is 95 years of age, was the man behind the Walsh County Press until his retirement in 2001. He came back for a short visit with his son Sean. He joked that he offered a prepared statement so he would not have to take out a half-page ad in the Press to defend his comments. “I’m sure some of you will wonder if I’ve gotten over my love affair for myself and Park River. But I’d have to answer ‘No way, Jose’ on both counts.” Kelly reassured the crowd that he is in good health for the most part, “I’m still buying green bananas and will try to disappoint the undertak- ers for a couple more years yet. “Words haven’t been born yet to describe how happy I am to be here this afternoon With each and every one of you.” He noted the friends and spouses in attendance he held dear, some for more than 40 years. “In closing, I am prompted to cite a line of wisdom one written by a literary hero of mine, Franciscan priest, the Rev. Father Richard Rohr"We are all looking for the Immortal Diamond, something loyal and true, some- thing we can always depend on, something unforgettable and shining’. And ' that, my loyal fiiends, is you to a T. God love and bless you, I sure do!” The event, organized in part by Stenvold, was a way for Kelly to both reconnect with old friends and a way for the community to honor him by awarding him a Quilt of Valor. Kelly served in the Navy during World War II from 1944' to 1945, dis- charged at the rank of petty ofiicer. Stenvold nominated Kelly to receive a Quilt of Honor, having previously been awarded one himself. The quilt LEGAL NOTICES WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 202i CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 AT 5:30 PM. Wing B VI i' V The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, October 12, 2021 at 5:30 PM. Mayor meeting to order and upon roll call the following were present: Council members: Ken Gillespie, Leah Skjerven, Cory Seim, City Attorney Dustin Slaamod, Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis Larson, Coordinator/Auditor Nancy Thompson, and Assessor/Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent: Kyle Halvorson, Dennis Kubat, and Derek Pokrzywinski. Others: Lori Seim-FCHC-by phone. Additions and Changes to Agenda: No additions or changes were made to the agenda. Comments and Questions from Citizens: FCHC —‘ Lori Seim reported Harvest Fest will be held Thursday, October 28th as a virtual event rather than in person. Over 90% of staff at FCHC has been vaccinated. Seim attributed the high vaccination rate to the educational sessions held with .staff. FCHC is offering .a “finder‘s fee" for helping to recruit, hire retain a nurse or lab person. Check with Lori Seim at FCHC for information. Approval of Minutes: Skjerven moved, and Gillespie seconded to approve the minutes from the September 13, 2021 Public Heating as presented. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. MIC. Seim moved, and Skjerven seconded to approve the minutes from the September 13, 2021 Regular Meeting as presented. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Unfinished Business: None. City Attorney: Slaamod presented a change from an all-ward vote for Council to a hybrid form where one representative from each ward would be elected to serve on the Council and three representatives would be elected in an at-large form. The question would be put on the June election ballot for voters to decide. Skjerven moved and Gillespie seconded to submit the ballot request to the WC Auditor for the June 2022 election. ,Upon, , roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Committee Reports: Sales Tax: Berg informed the Council the Sales Tax collections for the month of September were up by 11.27% from last year’s collections. In addition, sales tax on-Iine collections for the first two quarters of the year were up by 26.04% over last year. Seim moved and Gillespie seconded to approve the Sales Tax report. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Employee Relations: Seim reported the Committee met and is recommending contracting out the lineman position as therehas been no response to the job advertisement. PWD Larson was asked to check with area electric companies to Dan Stenvold called the Kelly received was awarded from the Northem Valley hoto: Larry Biri Quilts of Valor group. According to the Quilts of Valor Foundation website, “A Quilt ofVal— or is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is award- ed to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war. The Quilt CITY OF PARK RIVER. NORTH DAKOTA REGULAR COUNCIL ME ITING see what support the City would receive along with the cost of services. Seim stated the Committee also felt areas of coverage should be promoted from current employees. Different employees would be assigned to test for certificates so the City will be covered in all areas. PR Airport Authority: Berg reported PR Airport Authority board member Glen Wharam met with the FAA and NDAC on upcoming capital improvement projects. The runway extension project has been moved fonNard a couple of years. PR Community Club: Thompson reported "Trunk or Treat” is on October 31 st also members of the community are asked to try and attend the meeting in Minto on Thursday where Roger Brooks will be presenting information on “Our Region Through The Eyes Of Our Visitors" workshop. Strategic Planning: Thompson reported the survey was completed and returned to Suez for a cost estimate for the water and electric meter replacements. a Committees with nothing to“repiort: Bike Path, PR Park District, PR Economic Dev Corp, PR Housing Authority, Wards and PR Public Library. New Business: Gillespie moved and Seim seconded to approve the PR Airport Authority Boards recommendation to appoint Jayse Wharam to the board. Wharam will replace George Walstad who submitted his resignation a couple of months ago. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C: Skjerven moved and Seim seconded to approve the 2021 year to date budget to actual expenses as of 9-30-2021. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. Discussion on the special meeting ordinance was tabled until the entire Council is present. City. administration is asking for permission to apply for the 50/50 matching Walsh County 2022 1/2 Mill Self- Help Program. The project would be used to purchase more Christmas decorations for the street light poles. Seim moved and Skjerven seconded to approve the city administration’s request to apply for the funding & use said funding for new Christmas decorations. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. MIC. Mayor’s Comments: Stenvold would like Councilmembers to attend the Roger Brooks workshop in Minto on Thursday if scheduling permits. Public Works: Larson reported a request for bids has been submitted for a new payloader, The current Case loader is a 2002 model and has usage of 12,500 hours. Larson informed the Council that NMPA General Manager Jasper Schneider is available to come to Park River and present information on NMPA and the part the City of Park River plays with the organization. Thompson was asked to contact Councilmembers and see which date and time work for them to meet with Schneider. Thompson reported Larson and her have discussed the best use of the Prairie Dog and ARPA funds the City has received. Since wastewater projects do not have grants available for projects, they felt the funds should be used for updating the lift station. The lift station NOTICE OF BIDS NOTICE OF BIDS NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the City of Park River, Park River, North Dakota will receive bids until 4 pm. Monday November 8, 2021 for: New Front End Wheel Loader Bids will be publicly read on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 4 pm. in the City Council Chambers of the City of Park River, 514 Briggs Ave, Park River, ND 58270. Wheel loader specifications may be obtained by contacting the Park River City Auditor at the addte . -. ' 701-284-6150; “W “ ” ' Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope and plainly marked on the outside as to the equipment being bid. Bids are to be submitted to the City of Park River, PO Box C, Park River, ND 58270, prior to the deadline. The City Council of Park River reserves the rightto reject any and all bids, to waive technicalities or to accept such as may be determined to be in the best interest of the City of Park River. Dated this am day of October, 2021. Dennis Larson 1 ,4 (Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct 27, Nov. 3 2021) needs to update the interior stairs, ventilation system, roof and install a higher voltage pump system. The grant funds cannot be combined for one project but would need to be split into two separate projects to] qualify. Auditor , Assessor Reports: Thompson presented this month’s bills and financial reports to the Council. Gillespie moved and Skjerven seconded to approve payment of the following bills and approve the financial reports as presented. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Skjerven moved and Gillespie seconded transferring $100,000 from the Municipal Utility Electric Fund to the General Fund. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Berg reported she spoke with Bossert about working next year on measuring the commercial properties and he said he is interested. 54 Light a Water Dept 4,055.24 2 55 Postmaster 282.07 56 Discovery Benefits 160.00 ’ 57 ND Child Support Division 215.00 58 SWS Credit Services, Inc. 200.00 ‘ 59 Acme Tools 79.71 37460 Aramark Uniform Services 342.10 61 Animal Elskan Inn, LLC 960.00 62 Aqua-Pure 'lnc. 1,405.40 63 Ann E Berg 289.00 64 Border States Electric Supply 6,423.74 65 Eugene Bossert 48.16 66 Cardmember Service 1,532.23 67 Productivity Plus Account 882.19 . 68 Core & Main 1,348.82 69 - Dale's Small Engine Repair LLC 241.13 37470 Ethanol Products, LLC 2,050.95 ‘ 71 Funded Depreciation 5,834.00 72 General Funded Depreciation 5,000.00 73 Ken Gillespie 280.00 74 Grand Forks Utility Billing 52.00 75 Graymont (WI) LLC 6,176.04 76 Hawkins Inc 5.00 77 Jim's Super Valu 45.86 78 Leon's Building Center, Inc 8,961.07 79 Lindell‘s Mowing 500.00 37480 Lon‘s Hardware « 324.46 81' Montana Dakota Utilities 125.97 82 ND Dept of Environmental Qual 18.54 83 ND One Call Inc. 29.45 84 NDLC 2,240.00 85 Nodak Electric Cooperative 4,274.11 86 North Plains Utility Contract 7,655.00 87 Northdale Oil, Inc 88 North Star Coop 739.80 2,128.80 89 Polar Communications 959.36 37490 PR Park District 1,157.77 91 Radisson Hotel Bismarck 1,036.80 92 Samson Electric LTD 275.61 93 ' Sanitation Products Inc 995.79 94 Dan Stenvold 280.00 95 Team Laboratory Chemical Corp 5,052.00 96 US Bank Equipment Finance 209.12 97 Verizon Wireless 250.20 98 Water Treatment Fund 8,430.76 99 Walsh County Auditor 12,328.27 37500 Walsh County Press 73.80 1 WC Record 81.00 2 WEX Health, Inc 50.00 3 . 2016 Electrical Upgrade 8,000.00 . ‘_ V “ 4 Consolidated Waste, LTD; | 19,689.00 ,5 Light Water Dept 2,799.93 . 6 Wat S'ew Imprv Dist #2015-1 6,200.00. 7 Wat Sew Imprv Dist #2016-1 9,490.00 8 Water Replace 4,000.00 9 Water Bond Fund 05 4,830.00 37510 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase II 3,450.00 11 Water Tower Fund 11,315.00 System Repair 9263-84 Salaries 28,342.93 AW US Treasury 907.23 AW Aflac 89.06 AW ARPA 105,038.62 AW BC/BS of North Dakota 13,426.70 , AW First United Bank 20.30 . AW NDPERS 22.19 AW NDPERS 887.50 AW . NDPERS 887.50 AW NDPERS 5,920.61 AW NMPA 118,122.79 AW . PSN (Payment Network) 4.95 Debt Service Bond Funds 6302 Zions Bank 400.00 6303 Advanced Engineering 4,264.45 ' 6304 Bank of North Dakota 35,111.46 Sen/ices 6305 First United Bank 11,679.00 6306 US Bank 14,841.25 6307 Zions Bank 21,234.83 Being no further business, Seim moved to adjourn at 6:24 PM. ATTEST: Ann Berg, Assessor/Deputy Auditor Dan Stenvold, Mayor (Oct. 27,2021) CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS OCTOBER 11, 2021 7:00 PM. Call to order: Mayor Halldorson Present: TJ Hall, D Hammer and M Evenson. Absent: Taylor Hall Hammer motioned to approve payment of all bills beginning with check #8323 through #8334 for a total of $3568.97 and the monthly financial statement. The balance after bills $16398.40. Motion was seconded by Evenson. MC. EFT US Treasury 424.60 EFT Job Services 16.99 8323WC Treas 294.00 Salaries 554.10 Otter Tail 633.28 smear, , 'mig’éiamiib“ My Little Nest 110.00 P Sondelsnf 60.00 Ed Park Dist 144.52 USPS 62.00 Edin FU Oil18.14 8334 L Fosiede 96.67 Total 3568.97 Old Business New heater has been installed in lift station ' New Business 'None Adjourn: Hammer Next Meeting: November 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Minutes are being published subject to the governing body’s review and revision. Respectfully submitted Vera Brandvold, ,Auditor (Oct. 27, 2021) says unequivocally, ‘Thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving our nation.’ To use the term Quilt of Valor, Quilts of Valor or QOV, the quilt must be a specific size, must have a label with required information, it must be awarded (it is not a gifi) and it must be recorded.” More information about QOV can be found at https://www.qovf.org. Left: Henry Kelly with his son Sean from Lisbon. 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