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NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE PRESS PAGE 11 CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Councilmen Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Anderson, City Attorney S Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, Business Manager Tom Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Absent, Councilmen Lundquist & Byron. Guests; Darryl Tveitbakk & Dalene Monsebroten. Knutson moved to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2013 meeting as presented. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Lorton moved to approve the minutes of the September 30, 2013 meeting as presented. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Blake moved to approve the following bills for payment. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. GENERAL FUND: 27839 BC/BS of North Dakota 1,539.34 27840 Newman Traffic Signs 139.75 41 AlphaTron, Inc 62.75 42 Demester Cleaning 265.00 43 Don Greicar Excavating 1,055.00 44 Farmers Union Service Assoc 8.00 45 Knife River Materials 58,250.00 46 KNS Yard Services 50.00 47 Arvid Knutson 282.50 48 Lon's Hdwr 71.88 49 Montana Dakota Utilities 90.99 27850 Michael Todd & Co 1,154.36 Narloch Trucking LLP NDLC 120.00 Northdale Oil, Inc 1,734.17 Void 0 Polar Communications PR Airport Authority 87.56 51 5,862.00 52 53 54 55 526.23 56 57 PR Implement 357.96 58 PR Park District 74.93 59 PR Public Library 102.65 27860 PR Vet Clinic 184.00 61 Quill Corp19.87 62 Radisson Hotel 74.70 63 Ramkota Hotel 1,086.00 64 Glenn Rost 250.00 65 Special Funds 184.64 66 Dan Stenvold 282.50 67 WC Auditor 10,661.29 68 WC Press 446.42 69 Xerox 72.00 27870 North Star Coop 827.61 71 Cardmember Services 75.03 72 Void 0 73 NDPERS 140.21 74 Discovery Benefits 67.82 75 NDPERS 122.02 76 NDPERS 1,022.87 77 PR Airport Auth 1,803.77 78 PR Park Dist 4,810.05 79 PR Public Library 1,803.77 A.W. Municipal Utilities 5,092.78 A.W. NS ST Tax Dept 1,427.96 1532 Robed Kubat 317.08 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 15-13 GF 52.54 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 15-13 GF MU 1,060.96 1533 Galen Bosh OT 92.42 1534 Joshua Irvine OT 151.66 1535 Stefan Linstad OT 656.07 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 15-13 GF OT 248.66 1536 Sheldon EIlefson 538.10 1537 Shelley MacDonald 66.66 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 31-13 GF 143.75 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 31-13 GF MU 970.50 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 31902 BC/BS of North Dakota 3,366.86 03 RogerA. Johnson 264.95 04 Advanced Engineering 1,554.64 05 AlphaTron, Inc 62.75 06 AmeriPride Services, Inc 118.32 07 Aqua-Pure Inc. 1,585.66 08 Border States Electric Supply 6,921.86 09 Business Forms & Acct 146.50 31910 Cardmember Services 7O.00 11 City of Fargo 56.00 12 Consolidated Waste, LTD. 16,397.05 13 Discovery Benefits 22.00 14 Ethanol Products, LLC 983.97 15 Ferguson Waterworks 1,950.41 16 First United Bank 225.00 Presnancy Help Center Memorials & Honorariums "How lovely is thy dwelling place, 0 Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God." -- PSALM 84:1-2 Adam & John Lipsh ........ from Alan & Eileen Bolek, Dr. Daniel & Betty Koenig, Bruce & Susan Fagerholt, Darrel & Karl Pastorek, Ronald & Jennifer Thompson, Joann Gorder, Lee & Judy McLaughlin, Merlin & Ann Linstad, Jim& Carol Taflackson, Jim &Joan Miller Agnes Pepoon .................. from Jody Clemens, Paul & Colleen Samson Alleen Jelinek ................. from DominicJelinek Alexander & Aileen Jelinek .......... from Francis & Bonnie Jelinek Alice Karas ............... from Wayne &Joan Novak, Lyle & Kathy Jelinek, Edward & Eunice Pecka Ambrose Spoonland ....... from Rod &Joan Schanilec Beatrice Gehrke .... from Prank & Mary Ann Kostohris, Randy & Carol Summers, Dr. DanieJ & Btty Y, oenig Laura Alkofer, Paul & Colleen Samson, John & Audrey Johnson Becky Zidon .................... from Jane M. Zidon Bernice Myrvick .............. from Darlene Roppel Betty Praska ........ from Michael & Gloria Waechter, Jean Haave, Grace Midgarden, William & Louise Novak, Lori Martinson, Dave Praska Family, John & Leona Nelson, Paul & Colleen Samson, Mervin & Marilyn Simon, John &Audrey Johnson Bah Delaney ........... from Dwight & Susan Johnson Bob Harazim ................... from Marge Praska Carl, Meda & Donald Simpkin ....... from Francis & Bonnie Jelinek Charles Blomquist ............ from Violet Blomquist Clara Budish ................... from The PHC Staff, Frank & Mary Ann Kostohris, Ann Pohanka, Dr. Daniel & Betty Koenig Clarence Trenda ............... from Joe & Patti Bata Clarine Lian ............. from Jim & Marlys Kjelland Conrad Hall ............ from Lee &Judy McLaughlin, Paul & Colleen Samson Darlene Sherek ........... from Wayne & Elm Nygard Don Dvorak ................... from Joe & Patti Bata Don Lutovsky .............. from Alan & Eileen Bolek Duayne Pitcher ........... from Allen & Elaine Swartz EldaWatt ................ from Richard &Janet Fedje, Wayne & Elin Nygard Elin Rambeck ............ from Wayne & Elin Nygard Eleanor Fjeld ............ from LeRoy & Evalon Wiste, Jim & Marlys Kjelland Emily Morrison ................ from Cathy Sommer Evelyn Osowski ....... from Jane M. Zidon, Jean Haave Evelyn Schill ................ from Leona Schneider, Ronald & Rita Beneda Frank Hughes ....... from Curtis & Bettie Lou Stegman Florice L. Ford ........... from Cyril & Delores Novak Ft. Sam Ezeibekwe ...... from Paul & Colleen Samson, Bernadette Hanson, Erancis & Susan Peterka, Ron& Rita Beneda, Jane M. Zidon, Joe & Debby Karas Gene Olson ............ from Mr. & Mrs. George Hurtt, Sandra Hurtt, Fred & Mary Thoelke, Joe& Debby Karas Gene Schanilec ........... from Rod &Joan Schanilec Gib Sampel ............ from Joe & Lorraine Zikmund, Paul & Colleen Samson Gladys Udby .. from Joe & Patti Bata, Ron& Rita Beneda, Wayne & Elin Nygard, Jack & Dorothy Karas Harriet Moen ............. from Jim & Marlys Kjelland Harris Trosen ............ from 7m & Jacqi Zikmund, Kenneth & Barb Greicar, Shirley Sobolik, Glenn & Joann Gorder, Don & Georgine Casement, Mary Trosen Family, Lee &Judy McLaughlin Helen Laaveg ............ from Jim & Marlys Kjelland Helen Ramsey .................... from LaVon Otto Ione DeSautel .. from Jack & Dorothy Karas, Jean Haave, Lucie Sobolik, Wayne &Joan Novak, Vance & Karen Anderson, Dr. Dan & Betty Koenig, Steve & Deb Lee, Lee & Barb Stettingsgard, John & Nancy Webster, Marlen & Diane McLaughlin, Wayne & Susie Aune, Rossford & Marilyn Johnson, Harlynn Bjerke, Delores Boe, Dick & Bonnie Vasichek, Ray Bebow, Dale & Shelly Kovarik, Jim& Kathy Drevecky, James & Stella Shirek, Dave & Jodi Beneda, Mary Ann Kjelland & John, Gay Midgarden, Mike & Jaclae Hodny, Bernadette Hanson Jacob Schwartz .......... from Robert & Teresa Hagen Jack Woods ............. from Paul & Colleen Samson James Winzer ....... from Curtis &Bettie Leu Stegman Janie Capp ............... from Jim & Marlys Kjelland Jeremiah Jelinek ....... from Francis & Bonnie Jelinek Joe Rudnik .............  . from Melvin & Cathy Tibert Joseph, Helen & Ray Wysocki ..... from Jane M. Zidon Joyce Olson ............ from Lowell & Inda Thorson Joyce Richter ........ from Donald & Mary Ann Richter Judy (Jelinek) Dunn ...... from Jorgen & Faith Knutson, Geralyn Chyle, Eddie & Camille Greicar, Loren & Nancy Kadlec June Quaffe ......... from Curtis &Bettie LOu Stegman L,W, Larson .................... from Jane M. Zidon LeAnn Moen .................... from Jane M. Zidon Leonard & Judy Dunn ... from Francis & BonnieJelinek Lorene Adams ...... from Curtis &Bettie Lou Stegman Leroy Wiste .............. from Mark & Janne Myrdal, Joe & Lorraine Zikmund, Joe& Patti Bata, Wayne & Elin Nygard Lillian Bina ........... from Dwight & Susan Johnson, Jane Anderson, Rosemarie Myrdal, Randy & Carol Summers, Jim &Joan Miller, Lee &Judy McLaughlin, Dr. Daniel & Betty Koenig, Lillian Bina Family, Joseph & Debby Karas, Mervin & Marilyn Simon Margaret Staples .... from Curtis &Bettie LOu Stegman Marian Samson ........ from Francis & Susan Peterka, Joe & LerrailJe Zikmund, Ernie & Jane Slominski, Jody A. Clemens, Claude & Darla Sheldon, Joseph & Debby Karas, Mark & Ruth Bennington, Jerry & Ellen Misialek, Marian Samson Family Estate, Frank & Mary Ann Kostohris, Dr. Daniel & Betty Koenig, Janelle Schanilec, Ann Pohanka, Allen & Elaine Swartz; Mark & Esther Hylden, Michael & Gloria Waechter, Mark & Ruth Bennington & family,Joel Midgarden Marian Sobolik ................. from Lucie Sobelik, Fritz & Marian Sobolik family,John & Marianne Kolar Martha Votava .................. from Jane M. Zidon Mary Selby ........ from The PHC Staff and volunteers Mary Ellen Skthicki .. from Don & Georgine Casement Mildred Lunde ........ from Dr. Daniel & Betty Koenig Nell Monsebroten ........ from Richard &Janet Fedje Nels Holwerda ............ from Tim & Jacqi Zikmund Norman & Margaret Winther. from Clarice Halvorson, Paul & Colleen Samson, Kenneth & Lana Hylden, Wayne & Elin Nygard Patti Stegman ....... from Curtis &Bettie LOu Stegman Paul Hankey ............... from Joe & Debby Karas, Olaf & Frances Aasand, Vance & Karen Anderson, Paul & Colleen Samson, Mark &]anne Myrdal, Larry, Tami &Jacob Larson, Steven & Mary Langerud, Fred & Mary Thoelke Peter Sevigny ................... from Jane M. Zidon Reinhold Sagert ..... from Curtis &Bettie Lou Stegman Rob Lindell ............. from Jim & Carol Tallackson Roman Dube ............. from Jim & Marlys Kjelland Ron Carlson ................ from Tom & Mary Dusek Ruth Maixner ......... from Dr. Daniel & Betty Koenig Sophie Sevigny .................. from Jane M. Zidon Thelma Skorheim ......... from Richard &Janet Fedje Tim Osowski .............. from Alan & Eileen Bolek Tony Zidon ..................... from Jane M. Zidon Berzl White's 90th Birthday from Paul & Colleen Samson Bob & Myrtle Jennings ..... from Ken & SallyJennings Jane Zidon's 85th Birthday from Paul & Colleen Samson Jerry & Joanne Sandy's 50th Wedding Anniversary by Paul & Colleen Samson Joe & Lorraine Zikmund Wedding Anniversary from Kevin & Lisa Durkin John & Manreen Anderson & Family from Kay Morehead Mandy, Josh & Alyssa Fungseth from Mark & Sandra Fungseth Rev. Gary Luiten ............... from Kay Morehead Teacher Retirement of Glen & Marcia Rost and Mary Jo Olson ' from Dr. Daniel & Betty Koenig & family For Glen Rost helping hands ......................................................... from Laura Alkofer That the ND Legislature has promoted the sanctity of life ..................... from 55 million aborted babies 17 Graymont Wl LLC 5,288.19 18 Hawkins Inc 925.82 19 Interstate Power Systems 437.70 31920 Lagoon Maintenance 1,870.77 21 Tom Larson 282.50 22 Light & Water Dept 2,437.65 23 Lon's Hardware 232.05 24 MMUA 1,548.50 25 ND One Call Inc. 27.50 26 NDPERS 16.81 27 Nodak Electric Cooperative 4,381.00 28 Northdale Oil, Inc 302.22 29 North Star Coop 493.77 31930 Polar Communications PR Implement 33.43 Sensus USA 312.50 T&R Electric Supply Co. Inc Verizon Wireless 44.60 Vessco, Inc 445.23 Water Bond Fund 05 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase II & 147.91 31 32 33 869.00 34 35 36 4,830.00 37 3,450.00 38 Water Sur-Charge Fund 5,000.00 39 Water System Repair Replace 1,500.00 31940 WC Press 39.20 41 Ye Olde Medicine Center 14.63 42 General Fund 1,133.27 43 NDPERS 542.41 44 Discovery Benefits 225.50 45 General Fund 5,092.78 46 NDPERS 560.60 47 NDPERS 3,435.41 48 Postmaster 300.87 6871-79 Salaries 10-15-13 11,117.13 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 15-13 3,477.98 6880 Galen Bosh OT 39.32 6881 Wade Kalgard OT 316.48 6882 Peter Kelly OT 69.92 6883 Stefan Linstad OT 221.26 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 15-13 OT 194.89 6884-92 Salaries 10-31-13 11,167.12 EFTPS (WH,SS,MED) 10- 31-13 3,590.04 A.W. ACH Charge 12.20 A.W. NMPA 126,112.80 SPECIAL FUNDS: 3357 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd 15,505.00 3358 US Bank 22,300.00 3359 PR Economic Dev Corp 8,750.00 STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2013-1/135TH 3001 Arntson Stewart Wegner PC 1,050.11 3002 Knife River Materials 532,155.80 3003 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson Inc 38,883.41 WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2012-1 1004 Polar Communications 11,292.02 General Manager Darryl Tveitbakk and Dalene Monsebroten of the Northern Municipal Power Agency (NMPA) provided a presentation explaining why they are seeking extensions on their member power supply contracts. The CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING, THURSDAY, 0CYOBER 31, 2013 AT 12:00 RM. The City of Park River held a special meeting of the Park River City Council on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Blake, Knutson, Byron, Anderson, and Deputy Auditor A. Berg. Absent: Councilmen Lorton and Lundquist, City Attorney Steve Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, Business Manager Tom Larson, Mayor Stenvold informed the Council the purpose of the Special Council Meeting is to approve the Special Assessments for the Water & Sewer Improvement District 2012-1 and the Street Improvement District 2013-1. VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 7:00 PM OCTOBER 8, 2013 EDINBURG, 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 Vice President, Fred Hall, Mary Laxdal, Dianne Goodoien, Andrew Gullickson, and Janne Myrdal School Board Members. Superintendent John J. Oistad, III, HS Principal Larry Larson, Elementary Principal Andrew Currie and Business Manager A. Eileen Rinde APPROVAL OF MINUTES MSC: LaxdaI-Myrdal to approve minutes Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous. APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS Activities beginning balance is $19,834.23-Month end balance $16,628.07. Hot Lunch beginning balanceS73,693.07 end balance $62,285.22. District General Fund- Beginning Balance $1,359,028.64; Ending Balance $1,231,401.73; Building Fund Beginning Balance $227,123.35; Ending Balance $227,366.82 Savings Analysis as of October 8, 2013 as follows: Total District Cash: Flexi Medical Spending Account 4,020.84 General Fund Checking 836,033.53 General Fund Savings 800,948.01 Building Fund Checking 227,482.10 Building Fund Savings Special Activities Checking 12,459.37 Hot Lunch Checking current contract runs through 2031. They are proposing extending the contract for until 2055 to enable them to secure necessary financing for upcoming capital projects. This contract would also ensure electrical power would be provided to the City of Park River. Knutson moved to approve a resolution extending the power contract with NMPA to 2055. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. 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 City offered $12,000 to purchase the building and the land and the District and Walsh County accepted the offer. City Attorney Currie was asked to prepare the deed for the property. T. Larson informed the Council that a total of eight lots have been sold in the North Star Development and there are currently two houses under construction with the rest starting in the spring of 2014. City Attorney S Currie mentioned that the Special Assessment Commission met and one person was present but there were no objections to 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. With no objections to the assessments the Commission approved the assessments for both projects and referred them to the City for final approval. The Council will meet at noon on Thursday, October 31st to vote on the specials so they can be certified to the county auditor by November 1,2013. D Larson provided the Council with an update on the 135th Avenue NE road project. Dennis Markusen of KLJ, Inc. and D Larson inspected the project and found everything completed satisfactorily. The Council discussed what the speed limit should be on the road. Paved county roads are typically set at 45 mph. Some members present felt that with the possible development of ball diamonds and other youth activities the speed limit should be lower. Blake moved to approve the first reading of an amendment to Ordinance 25.a. Section 7.: 6.) 135th Ave NE shall be a through street and all traffic shall come to a complete stop before entering the same. The posted speed limit shall be set at 40 mph starting at Hwy 17 and ending one and one-half miles south with penalties in place. Lorton seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried, First Reading October 14, 2013 Second Reading Published __ Blake moved to approve installing stop signs on 67th Place NE where it intersects with 135th Ave NE and 67th Street NE where it intersects with 135th Ave NE. Knutson seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted "aye. I Mofff6h'ca'rf'fed."" T Larson reported that the City received good news from the ND State Water Commission regarding the City's water tower project and request for cost share assistance. The City will receive Mayor Stenvold informed the Council that the 15 day requirements for publication on the Special Assessment Districts have been met. Anderson moved to approve the special assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for the North Star Addition Water & Sewer Improvement District 2012-1. Byron seconded and upon roll call vote all voted aye. Motion carried. Blake moved to approve the special assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for the 135th Avenue NE Street Improvement District 2013-1. Knutson seconded and upon roll call vote all voted aye. Motion carried. Kringstad Ironworks is looking to construct an 80 x 125' building to house their Safety-pull manufacturing business. They have submitted a request for an 55,860.21 Total Cash: 1,936,804.06 1/2 of Total Cash 968,402.03 Less checking funds already at Citizens State Bank: Special Activities Checking (12,459.37) Hot Lunch Checking (55,860.21) Balance needed in Citizens 900,082.45 Savings Accounts: Less Current Savings Balance (800,948.01) Cash to be deposited into Savings 99,134.44 MSC:Johnson-Goodoien to approve financial reports and savings analysis Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous REVIEW OF BILLS MSC: Laxdal-Gullickson to approve the review of bills. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous ADMINsTRATIVE REPORTS SUPERINTENDENT REPORT Supt. Oistad shared information received from Pembina County Auditor/Treasurer regarding taxable valuation changes, The changes in Budget requested by board were reviewed. Board members were asked to state intent of attending the School Board Convention so registration can be sent in. The following members will be attending: Darrel Pastorek, Mary Laxdal, Janne Myrdal, Fred Hall, and Dianne Goodoien. SECONDARY PRINCIPALS REPORT Secondary Principal Report was given by Principal Larry Larson. The enrollment is stable from last month with 67 students enrolled. Parent-Teacher Conferences were September 26, 52.2% of our high school parents attended. ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL REPORT Principal Currie reported on the enrollment of PK-4-79 students and 50% funding or $1.35 million of eligible costs in the form of a grant from the ND State Water Commission. The Park River Sales Tax Committee submitted the following recommendations to the Park River City Council for approval: $7,500 to the Park River Development Corp to assist with reviewing and promoting economic development projects and $1,250 to support the Small Business Development Center. Knutson moved to approve the recommendation, Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. T Larson reported that there was an inquiry to purchase a 135 X 140' parcel in Lot 4, Block 8, Birder's Addition. This is an undeveloped, residential zoned lot owned by the City. Is the City interested in listing it for sale on bids? Anderson moved to put the lot up for sale on bids with no minimum price. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold appointed Dennis Larson as the representative to the North Dakota Association of Municipal Power Systems (NDAMPS) and Tom Larson as the alternate. Blake moved to approve the appointments and Anderson seconded. Upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Anderson moved to change the November 11, 2013 council meeting date to November 12, 2013 due to the Veterans Day holiday. Lorton seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve a request for Park River Municipal Utilities to sponsor a $25 plaque for the Walsh County Fair. Blake seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold would like the City to continue to sponsor the "Biggest Pumpkin" contest at the WC Fair. Blake 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. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to grant the transfer of the Amencan Legion's Liquor License to the City Hall for the Monson/Lien wedding on October 19, 2013. Blake seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Motion carried. D Larson updated the Council on the spring/fall clean-up. The program was originally started to help residents dispose of appliances and furniture. Larson stated that more and more regular household trash is being set on the berms for disposal and the program is being abused. The Council will review the program between now and spring clean- up. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:16 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson, City Auditor (Nov. 20, 2013) expanding business 5-year tax exemption on the building. The Council needs to determine if project competitors exist in the municipality. The Council felt since Kringstad Ironworks, Inc. is the only company manufacturing the Safety-pull, there are no competitors. Meeting adjourned at 12:05pm. Mayor ATTEST: City Auditor (Nov. 20, 2013) Grade 5-8- 78 students. A presentation of Silver Award for Healthier Schools was held on October 4 in Hoople. Students participated in healthy life style activities and received a healthy snack. October 8 the second grade went to Tehtran National Forest and Pembina Gorge for a fieldtrip. In the afternoon a Dinosaur dig was held in the Pembina Gorge, one student found a large prehistoric tooth and another student found a smaller prehistonc tooth. Both will be sent to the State Paleontologist for examination with credit going to the Valley-Edinburg School and the two students that found them. COMMITTEE REPORTS Curriculum/Personnel Committee Sue Schumacher, elementary secretary at Crystal; gave her letter of resignation. April Sondeland was hired to take her place and started on October 7, 2013. Technology Darrel Pastorek and Andy Gullickson reported on meeting held September 18 and the progress of ordering the various equipment that was discussed at the meeting. A three year commitment plan has been advised. Transportation Bus bid from Trucks of Bismarck and a bid for a newer activity bus from Heisler were presented to the board. MSC: HalI-Laxdal to purchase activity bus for $37,900 from Heisler Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous Sports Coop Met October 7th, review of fall sports and plans for the 2014 season. Meeting adjourned Darrel Pastorek, President m A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager (Nov. 20, 2013)