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.............. i PAGE 8 THE PRESS DECEMBER 19, 2012 Titans boys basketball take down the Aggies Left: Titans Austin Markel led the Drayton-Valley/Edinburg Titans in scoring with 21 points against the Park River-Fordville/Lankin Aggies, The Aggies fell to the Titans 58- 51 Friday night in Crystal. Left Center: Aggies Esten Beneda drives to the basket against Drayton-Valley/Edinburg. Right Center: Aggies Andrew Hylden led the Aggies in scor- ing with 16 points. Right: Titans center Syris Jenson scored 19 points. I I o Q o o Council Proceedings City of Park River CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012 AT 7:30 P.M. CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING; ..... '"* " ............... MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, November 13, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Lorton, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, Anderson, City Attorney S. Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, and Deputy AuditorA. Berg. Absent: Business Manager Tom Larson. Lundquist moved to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2012 Regular Council meeting as presented. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the October 24. 2012 Special Council meeting as presented. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Blake moved to approve the following bills for payment. Byron seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. GENERAL FUND: 27444 BC/BS of ND 1,309.65 45 Gen Funded Depreciation 28,754.00 46 Banyon Data Sys 110.00 47 Cardmember Services 80.98 48 Display Sales Co 379.00 49 Jim's Super Valu 41.55 27450 JP Cooke Co 67.50 51 Leon's Bldg Ctr 10.96 52 Lon's Hdwr 134.20 53 MDU 159.76 54 NDLC 935.00 55 Northdale Oil, Inc 1,439.10 56 North Star Coop 885.66 57 Polar Comm. 667.08 58 PR Airport Auth 145.67 59 PR Community Club 65.00 27460 PR Implement 104.71 61 PR Park District 139.10 62 PR Public Libr 174.05 63 QuJlfCorp4716 65 Reliable Off Sup 10.25 66 Glenn Rost 548.12 67 Samson Elec 60.17 68 Special Funds 588.43 69 Sterling Carpet One 1,577.53 27470 Strata Corp 579.49 71 WC Auditor 9,283.85 72 WC Press 9.36 73 NDPERS 134.31 74 Discovery Benefits 89.33 75 NDPERS 123.24 76 NDPERS 768.21 A.W. Municipal Utilities 4,660.24 A.W. Deluxe Checks 40.50 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 11-15-12 MU 882.88 1448 Shelley MacDonald 65.24 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 11-30-12GF 20.61 1449 Galen Bosh O.T. 31.58 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 11-30-12GF OT 4.47 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 11-30-12 MU 738.71 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 31370 BC/BS of ND 71 72 73 74 5,678.00 75 AmeriPride Services 198.11 76 77 78 79 3,572.05 Roger A Johnson 217.15 PR High School 250.00 General Fund 28,754.0 Advanced Engineering Banyon Data Sys 660.00 Border St Elec 1,638.90 City of Fargo 28.00 Consolidated Waste, LTD 16,386.10 31380 Don Greiear Excavating 100.00 81 ' Fargo Water Equip 3,618.40 82 Graymont Western Canada 5,039.57 83 Hach Co 380,50 84 Hawkins, Inc 1,027.29 85 Jim's Super Valu 27.65 86 KBM, Inc. 3,384.69 87 Lagoon Maintenance 1,870.68 88 Lake Agassiz Water Auth 250.00 89 Light & Water Dept 2,793.42 31390 Lon's Hdwr 27.46 91 Municipal Utilities 425.Q0 92 Nalco Company 167.10 93 ND One Call Inc.' 18.75 -;':-,t  WFC150. ' w "95;" :'k Electric=COop 4,578.27 96 Northdale Oil 360.9.,1 97 North Star Coop 412.44 98 Polar Communications 195.40 99 Pristine Water Solutions 1,791,50 31400 Quill Corp201.43 01 Reliable Off Sup 60.19 02 Samson Elec LTD 185.45 03 T&R Service Co 700.00 04 T&R Electric Sup 15.00 05 Thatcher Co of Montana 7,906.80 06 Verizon Wireless 44.45 07 Water Bd Fd 05 4,830.00 08 Water Rev Bd Fd Phase II 3,450.00 09 Water Sur Charge 5,000.00 31410Water System Repair & Replacement 1,500.00 11 Cardmember Services 892.89 12 NDPERS 535.81 13 North-Holt Electric 123,536.80 14 Discovery Benefits 435.17 15 Discovery Benefits, Inc 27.50 16 General Fund 4,660.13 17 NDPERS 546.88 18 NDPERS 17.29 19 NDPERS 2,935.81 31420 Void 0 21 Postmaster 291.68 6623-31 Salaries 11-15-12 11,365.38 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 11-15-12 3,155.23 6632-40 Salaries 11-30-12 11,375.94 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 11-30-12 3,303.37 6641 Galen Bosh OT 154.53 6642 Joshua lrvine OT 106.39 6643 Jeff WilmerOT 126.36 Authority. The group is looking for EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 11-30-12 OT membership dues. The membership 97.45 would be $250.00 per year. Byron moved A.W. ACHCharge 11.60 to approve membership with Lake A.W. NMPA 114,274.45 Agassiz. Motion was seconded by Blake A.W. Deluxe Checks 81.00 and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. SPECIAL FUNDS: 3302 Quill Corp32.37 3303 Arrow Advertising 767.58 =" 3304 ....  Tax Rev Bd FI 11,252.24 3305 Kadrmas. Lee & Jackson 599.44 3306 ND Public Fin Auth 5,262.50 At the October 10, 2011 Regular City Council meeting, information was provided to the Council on the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS) regarding the retirement funds. The 2011 Legislature authorized NDPERS to increase ' employer/employee contributions 1% each on January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013. At the October 2011 meeting the employee relations committee recommended to the Council the post-tax deduction election of the 1% employee contribution and the pre-tax deduction election of the 1% employer contribution for 2012 and 2013 of which the Council subsequently approved. The employee portion of the increase was approved by motion but the employer portion was inadvertently omitted in the motion. Knutson moved to approve the pre-tax deduction election of the 1% employer contribution as previously recommended. Blake seconded the motion, upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold informed the Council that the land rent contract between the City of Park River and Larry Toews Farm will expire at the end of 2012. There are others interested in renting the 21.4 acres located by the city lagoon. Stenvold asked the Council what action they wished to pursue regarding the land rental. Lundquist moved to advertise the 21.4 acres for rent on bids. Blake seconded the motion and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion passed. Mayor Stenvold presented the council with a letter from Lake Agassiz Water Councilman Byron, chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Joint Water Boardv u13dated-4e, City :GouaQil on the meeting between the City of Park River, Walsh Rural Water District (WRWD), and the City of Minto. The meeting was held to review the cost of water production under the agreement. The year to date production costs will come up short approximately $.55 per 1,000 gallons. This is due partially to an incorrect CT electric meter installed when the plant was renovated. This was corrected in January, however, the 2012 cost/I,000 gallons was set prior to that time. The production cost shortage will be reconciled from the joint reserve fund in February 2013. The committee reviewed the proposed 2013 operating budget for the water treatment plant and recommended a wholesale rate increase of $.08 per 1,000 gallons of water, which including the $.10 per 1,000 gallons going to the reserve account, will bring the rate to $2.24 per 1,000 gallons with the January 2013 billing. As recommended by the Advisory Committee, Byron moved to approve a resolution to raise the wholesale water rate $.08 per 1,000 gallon to $2.24/1,000 gallons beginning January 1,2013. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Lundquist moved to make a donation of $250.00 to the state tournament bound Park River girl's volleyball team from the Park River Municipal Utilities. Lorton seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold informed the Council that the EDAturned down the City of Park River's grant application. The City of Park River may reapply after December 1, 2012. The grant would have been used to make improvements to the road going to the Walsh Grain Terminal. The Council decided to have the Street Committee meet with Mike Gratton, Manager of Walsh Grain, City Attorney S Currie, S Rehovsky of First United Bank, Public Works Director D. Larson, and Business Manager T. Larson and discuss alternative options. City Attorney S. Currie presented the Council information on the North Star Addition plat. Following discussion Alderman Lundquist moved the adoption ., Sf,thte ftl0wingRes01dtio: .: ; A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE PLAT OF NORTH STAR ADDITION, CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA Whereas, there has been presented to the City Council a propJ0sed plat for North Star Addition located north of State Highway 17 in the SW1/4 of Section 22, Township 157, Range 55; and Whereas, the City Council has determined that the plat meets necessary access and easement requirements and the City of Park River Zoning Laws. Now therefore, Be it Resolved that the Plat of North Star Addition is .hereby approved Accepted. Alderman Blake seconded the motion for the foregoing Resolution and upon roll call all voted "aye". Motion carried. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:56 PM Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Ann Berg, Deputy City Auditor (Dec. 19, 2012) Board Of Education Meeting Valley-Edinburg District #118 VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TUESDAY, 7:00 PM NOVEMBER 13, 2012 CRYSTAL, ND Meeting called to order by President Darrel Pastorekl Present: Darrel Pastorek-School District #118 President, Fred Hall, Valley Edinburg School District #118 School Board Vice President, Mary Laxdal, Dianne Goodoien, Andrew Gullickson, Dan Johnson, Janne Myrdal School Board Members Superintendent John J. Oistad, III, HS Principal Larry Larson, and Business Manager A. Eileen Rinde Others present: Nancy Eddington and Karisa Eddington APPROVAL OF MINUTES MSC:Laxdal to approve minutes Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous. APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS AND SAVINGS ANALYSIS Hot Lunch beginning balance is $61,768.68 Month end balance $57,974.63 Activities beginning balance is $24,091.46-Month end balance $27,156.52 Total District Cash: Flexi Medical Spending Account 17,667.03 General Fund Checking 506,877.37 General Fund Savings 558,289.93 Building Fund Checking 136,226.09 Building Fund Savings Special Activities Checking 28,969.54 Hot Lunch Checking 49,449.11 Total Cash: 1,297,479.07 1/2 of Total Cash 648,739.54 Less checking funds already at Citizens State Bank: Special Activities Checking (28,969.54) Hot Lunch Checking (49,449.11 ) Balance needed in Citizens 570,320.89 Savings Accounts: Less Current Savings Balance (558,289.93) Cash to be deposited into First United: 12,030.96 MSC: Hall-Laxdal to approve financial reports. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous-Johnson-Goodoien abstaining due to conflict of interest REVIEW OF BILLS MSC: Johnson-Myrdal to approve the review of bills. Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous ADMINsTRATIVE REPORTS Supt. Oistad, III reported on the Hoople kitchen oven project; ansul system needs to be hooked up and then the project will be complete. ND Tax Dept. was contacted; spoke to Sarah Meier about the valuation of Keystone pipeline and the difference showed in projection from last year and this year. The cost information to construct was used in the initial valuation; after the third year they looked at the income approach as well. Valuation should not drop a lot in the future unless the pipeline shuts down. Supt. Oistad, III noted the annual ELL newsletter that was included in the packet, some of the students highlighted in the newsletter are students at the High School. Board input was asked on the scheduling of Missoula Children's Theatre for next year. Board directive was to continue with the production. Board requested a sample of a Business Manager's Job Description and Evaluation to review. Two samples were distributed; Supt. Oistad, III; requested they review, make additions as needed, and return it at the next school board meeting. Secondary Principal Larson reviewed his report with the board. Daily announcements are available on the school Edline website (http://www.valley- CTBS testing has been completed which is the ND State Assessment. The American Education week is November 11-17th. A number of high school girls have approached Mr. Larson with a request to have Boy's Basketball cheerleaders. A directive from the board was requested. Board discussion followed, directive was to see what it entails, have the students do the organization, and report back at the next school board meeting. One case of excessive absenteeism has been noted and will be addressed. Principal Currie's reported COMMITTEE REPORTS Curriculum/Personnel Contact has been made with Mayvilte and Valley City State Colleges regarding the number of students graduating that will have degrees in the areas we will be needing in the near future. Directive to go to web site and list our openings that goes to all the ND Colleges and Universities that have Teacher Ed. Programs. (> >teachers. Discussion on 1:1 initiative was held. Connecting Point will be performing a walkthrough of our school buildings with Sherri Hurt on November 26th; checking our network and wireless infrastructure. When putting in a wireless network to support a 1:1 initiative they not only look at the coverage but also the density. After the walkthrough documentation will be gathered from which a quote wilt be prepared so we will have budgeting numbers to review. Kim Cull and Elementary Principal Currie went to Manvel School to look over a leveled reading program that they have implemented. Principal Currie reported on the program. Vocational Dan Johnson reported. Transportation Larry Larson reported. Buildings and Grounds Supt. Oistad requested a committee meeting to be set so future projects can be determined. Sports Coop MSC: Johnson-Myrdal to approve VB Coop Application with Drayton grades 7- 12 Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous NEW BUSINESS Superintendent evaluations were distributed to the board. These areto be sent to the board president by November 30th. These will be compiled and a composite evaluation will be reviewed with the superintendent prior to the December meeting. Meeting adjourned Darrel Pastorek, Board President -- A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager Next board meeting to be held December 11, 2012; 7:00 PM in Hoople, ND (Dec. 19, 2012)