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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Page I I PARK RIVERAREASCHOOLBOARD Benefits #76486-76496, $139,001.72; MDU 1,403.29 WHITNEY LANDMAN 140.60 M: Laaveg S: Hahn to approve REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Special Activities#3016-3059, NELSON LEASING 5,382.75 ROBERT GOLL 97.00" Financial Report: Supt. Ham - State Audited Financial Statements For the NOVEMBER 13, 2018 $20,663.32, All in favor, M.C. NORTH STAR COOP 718.16 JASON MCKEE 50.00 Aid down approximately $7400 than Year Ended June 30, 2018, All in favor, NVCTC 160.20 GIGI BROUILLARD 115.00 budgeted. Transportation expenditures. M.C. JP MORGAN 43,573.07 NORTHDALE OIL 5,488.35 KYLA SPOONLAND 115.00 M: Thompson S: Brintnell to approve ND ATTORNEY GENERAL PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL GRACYN COLE 138.00 Administration Reports: Elementary Open Enrollment for Gemmill family, All in The Regular Board Meeting was held 40.00 312.00 HANNAH GORDON 231.00 Principal Nilson - Absent; High School favor, M.C. November 13, 2018 in the Board Room. UNUM LIFE INS 1,015.78 POLAR COMM 606.80 MARLS MILLER 208.00 Principal Schramm -Absent; Supt. Ham Members present: Bill Bata, Jennifer DMV 23.50 SAMSON ELECTRIC 2,483.11 AMY SEIM 217.00 - Bus repairs, final walk-through for M: Hahn S: Thompson to hire Joanne Thompson, Brad Brummond, BreannaFIRST UNITED BANK 11,902.50AARON SCHRAMM 315.69 RUTH JELINEK 50.00 Transportation "Alternatives Grant, Peterson an additional 60 days Brintnell, Tracy Laaveg, Diana Hahn, and SOUTHEAST EDUC COOP KRISTI SEIM 58.90 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL Paterson Sheet Metal meeting regarding contingent on "13tle I Reallocated Funds, Kelly Houser. 150.00 STONES MOBILE RADIO 8.00 14,487.05 contract options and preventative All in favor, M.C. BILL BATA 267.05 JENNIFER THOMPSON 298.84 MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY maintenance, Coop Meeting end of President Bill Bata called the meeting BRADLEY BRUMMOND 152.90 THREE STAR DAIRY 2,665.55 25.00 November, ACT, Grades 7-12 report M: Laaveg S: Brintnell to approve the to order at 5:30 P.M. CENEX FLEETCARD 135.36 TRIO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULT NDALL-STATE 32.00 cards sent via email, and vaping Superintendent's evaluation, All in favor, CULINEX 200.71 545.00 LARRY EISENBARTH 50.00 presentation. M.C. M: Brummond S: Houser to finalize SHERRY CURRIE 144.00 UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL ED BRENT ARNDT 44.00 the agenda, All in favor, M.C. DAHLEN PLUMBING 429.55 47,246.74 SYDNEY BENEDA 63.00 No Library or REA Reports. M: Thompson S: Laaveg to accept, DAKOTA ASSEMBLIES 395.00 WALSH COUNTY PRESS 271.36 DAKOTA EAST 356.00 M: Laaveg ~;: Hahn to approve the RUTH DENAULT 25.00 WALSH COUNTY RECORD WILLIAM GALLOWAY 44.00 VocationaICenter Report: Brummond with great regret, Brenda Nilson's Regular Meeting Minutes for October 11, DEPTOF PUBLIC INST1,143.06 26.25 MATT HELL 25.00 - Greenhouse final cost approx, resignation, All in favor, M.C. 2018, All in favor, M.C. DISCOVERY BENEFITS50.00 WAYNES VARIETY 312.08 JAMES JOHNSON 50.00 $260,000, hydroponics in greenhouse, M: Houser S: Brummond to hire Kevin GLOBAL SAFETY NTK 88.00 WELCH'S BAKERY 856.80 JS WHOLESALE 523.55 and promoting the Center. Mrs. Gudmundson, Elementary DIANA HAHN 288.85 BREANNABRINTNELL 271.96 ROCHELLE KOVARIK 263.16 Skavhaug as an additional JH GBB Performance Strategist, gave a KIRK HAM 577.70 VALLEY-EDINBURG SCHOOL JOEY KRAM 120.00 Board shared their thoughts on Coach, Allin favor, M.C. presentation on the Advanced Education HARTLEY'S SCHOOL BUSES 75.00 BRILEY KUBAT 10.00 NDSBA Convention speakers and break- visitation November 27-28. School data 29.67 NDACDA 14.00 NORTHDALE OIL 260.44 out sessions. Next meeting is scheduled for and Improvement Plan on website.ROBERTA HINKEL " 27.61 DANIEL MERTENS 162.75 PARK RIVER AREA SCHOOL December 10, 2018 at 5"30 P.M. in Board SUSAN JOHNSON 10.00 MICHAEL SHOCK 88.50 182.96 Board Retreat scheduled for January Room. Rachel Almen, Mortenson & Rygh, KADRMAS, LEE & JACKSON JORDAN MERTENS 88.50 DONNY PORTER 22.00 30, 2019 in Board Room at 4 PM. presented the Audited Financial 2,395.36 ROGER MERTENS 88.50 JARROD ROST 50.00 Discuss the Strategic Plan during Retreat. Adjourned at 7:03 P.M. Statements For the Year Ended June 30, KEITH'S LOCK & KEY375.00 MARK ELFMAN 88.50 RWP, INC. 1,215.92 Discussed options for creating a 2018. LEON'S BUILDING CTR 1,398.86 WILLIAM GALLOWAY 50.00 BECCASCHRAMM 90.00 School Foundation. Board asked Supt. /s/Bill Bata, President LIGHT & WATER DEPT10,089.84 THOMPSON FCCLA 70.00 DEAN THOMPSON 50.00 Ham to contact North Dakota Community /s/Roberta Hinkel, Business Manager M: Hahn S: Brintnell to approve the MARCO HOLDINGS 780.00 ND FCCLA 25.00 THREE STAR DAIRY 339.88 Foundation (NDCF) and schedule a expenditures as follows: General Fund MARCO TECH 1,046.00 HABERDASHERY CORP APPAREL WAYNES VARIETY 27.51 presentation. #4168-4217, $147,095.75; Payroll and JOCELYN MCCORMACK 219.92 149.50 WELCH'S BAKERY 145.00 (Dec. 26, 2018) City Of Park River Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH Unfinished Business: Lundquist present voted aye. M/C. informed Stenvold that Boura will help out 29 Daryl Larson $1,139.25 DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL moved and Lorton seconded to approve Halvorson moved and Lundquist the City of Park River at a rate of $31.00 35330 Leon's Building Center, Inc MEETING, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10,the 2nd reading of Ordinance 8 Offenses. seconded to increase the non-exempt per hour. Halvorson moved and $403.41 2018 AT 5:30 PM. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. employees' rate by $.64 per hour and the Lundquist seconded to have Laaveg draft 31 Liberty Business Systems, Inc M/C. year-round part-time, seasonal and a contract for Boura's services at $31 per $116.78 Published Subiect to the Governina Please be advised that the following summer help by $.25 per hour for the hour as the Building Inspector. Upon roll 32 Light & Water Dept $4,270.70 Body's Review and Revision - ordinances were adopted by the City of payroll year of January 1 to December 31, call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. 33 Lon's Hardware $159.48 Park River on August 11,2018, and notice 2019. Comp time will be eliminated as of Stenvold cautioned the Council on social 34 MDU $252.92 is therefore given to all persons that the January 1, 2019 with remaining comp media use. Stenvold notified the Council 35 Michael Kilmer Construction The City of Park River held their following are the offenses which are hours to be paid out. Upon roll call vote, the NMPAelectricalcontract runsthrohgh $1,507.50 regular meeting of the Park River City classified as Class B misdemeanors, for all present voted aye. M/C. 2041. 36 MMUA $1,711.00 Council on Monday, December 10, 2018 which a maximum penalty of 30 days Miller moved and Lundquist seconded 37 ND Dept of Health/Chem-Lab at 5:30 PM. imprisonment, and/or a fine of $1,500 to increase the exempt employees' hourly Public Works: No report. $256.59 Citation Offense rate by $.86 per hour. Upon roll call vote, 38 ND One Call Inc. $26.50 Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to 8.0101 Criminal contempt all present voted aye. M/C. Auditor & Assessor Reports: 39 NDPERS $15.96 order; upon roll call the following were 8.0102 Hindering Lundquist moved and Kubat Miller moved, and Anderson seconded 35340 Nodak Electric Cooperative present: Council members Mike Lorton, proceedings by disorderly conduct seconded to provide the following to approve payment of the following bills. $4,505.56 Kyle Halvorson, Joe Miller, Robert 8.0104 Interference with incentive to the public works employees; Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. 41 Northdale Oil, Inc $1,636.67 Lundquist Ill, Dennis Kubat, and Keith officer a $1.00 per hour increase for those that M/C. 42 North Star Coop $1,004.13 Anderson, City Attorney Tracy Laaveg, 8.0105 False alarm or false pass their Class III Water Treatment 43 Polar Communications Public Works Director (PWD) Dennis report certification. In addition, the City will pay General Fund & Municipal Utilities $854.15 Larson, Coordinator/Auditor Nancy 8.0201 Criminal mischief for one test for each class, per employee, 35295 WC Fair Association 44 PR Airport Authority $1,435.34 Thompson, and Assessor/DeputyAuditor (recklessly causing damage of less than which includes testing cost, lodging, $200.00 45 PR Park District $3,660.51 Ann Berg. Absent None. Others present: $2,000 or Intentionally causing damage meals & travel expenses. Each time the 96 NDPERS $436.27 46 PR Public Library $1,465.12 Joe Fietek, Jon Markusen, Jeff Daley and less than $100) employee fails and additional testing is 97 NDPERS $15.96 47 Quill Corporation $384.97 Marcus Lewis. 8.0202 Tampering with or required to become certified all of the 98 Postmaster $337.44 48 Riteway Business Forms damaging a public service (negligently above expenses will be employee's 99 Aflac $151.98 $740.63 Additions and Changes to Agenda: caused) responsibility. Upon roll call vote, all 35300 Discovery Benefits $210.00 49 Glenn Rost $250.00 Add to Committee Reports #4: Human 8.0204 Criminaltrespass~'~;~t~,6ted ~,'~.~ I~IC~ "~ 1~ NDPERS'~6.2'/' 35350Sam bY'l'El~tr[~'LT~''' ' Recourses. 8.0206 Theft of property Miller moved and Lorton seconded to 2 NDPERS $5,955.86 "' $2,736.13 (value of $500 or less) accept Tanya Wieler of Dakota Dynamics Comments and Questions From 8.0207 Theftof servicesproposal of $2,500 plus mileage to Citizens: Joe Fietek read a list of (value of $500 or less) complete an operations assessment of comments to the Council: The Bike Path the administrative offices which could Committee was tasked with the care & Laaveg reported on the retreat which cover most aspects of the job duties and maintenance of the bike path and should is scheduled for January 9, 2019 from 6 environment. Interviewing a police officer be allowed to recommend as a committee to 9 PM. A list of topics was included in and a Consolidated Waste employee their approach without undue outside the meeting packets, could be included. A summary will be pressure from people not on the provided along with an assessment score committee. He is not in favor of Committee Reports: Sales Tax for each area assessed as well as rescinding the portion of the 1% sales tax Committee: Recommended approving guidelines for interpreting the scores. dedicated to the hospital and putting it the following requests. Lundquist moved Upon roll call vote the following voted aye: back into the city coffers and feltthe base and Halverson seconded approving the Miller, Kubat and Halvorson with tax rate and kilowatt prices were too high following recommendations from Sales Lundquist, Anderson and Lorton voting and all could be solved with better plans Tax Economic Development: Up to nay. Mayor Stenvold voted aye to break and budgets. Felt larger projects should $25,000 for PACE Interest Buydown for the tie. M/C. be completed to reduce duplication of Kringstad Ironworks; $15,000 to RRRC Ward Reports: Lundquist mentioned project expenses each time a small for Housing Rehab project admin fees; there are a lot of residents who put up special assessment project is done. $30,847.62 to Knife River Materials for Christmas lighting displays and how nice Complemented the Employee Relations Green Acres Dr project cost; and $16,940 it looks. Committee on their meeting where they to First United Bank for Green Acres Dr took time to discuss alternative ideas and loan payment. Upon roll call vote, all New Business: ended with a practical approach best for present voted aye. M/C. Thompson reported a letter was the City without bowing to the employees. Employee Relations: Questioned why received from the WC Auditor notifying Asked when employee benefits were last more public works employees have not the City that parcel #38.11867.000 at 204 compared to the private sector and completed their water and waste water Prospect Ave, was up for sale due to adjustments made and if alternative certifications and asked PWD Larson to delinquent taxes. The property was not health benefit plans were looked at. Felt make this a priority, purchased at the Sheriff's auction. The the valuation process does not need to be Lundquist moved and Kubat County has offered the property to the so detailed and that base assessments seconded approving the following 2018 City for $1.00 plus a $20.00 filing fee. could be completed on alarger scalewith bonus in Park River Bucks for the Laaveg recommended purchasing the abatements filed and a more detailed employees as follows; $300 to each full- property as offered and have it abated for valuation completed at that point. Felt city time employee and $150 to year-round asbestos. Lundquist moved and funds should not be used for public part-time employees. Upon roll call vote, Anderson seconded to purchase the donations and if the Council wishes to all present voted aye. M/C. property as offered by Walsh County for make donations it should be out of their City Administration was asked to $1 and pay the $20 filing fee. Upon roll own pockets, send out request for bids on security call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. cameras for the water and electrical Approval of Minutes: Lorton moved, plants and to research the cost of time Mayor's Comments: Reported and Anderson seconded to accept the clocks for the public works department. Deputy Martinson has been placed on minutes from the November 13, 2018 Miller moved and Anderson administrativeleave. Stenvold spoke with regular meeting as presented. Upon roll seconded to increase Berg's rate per hour Grafton Mayor Chris about using the call vote, all present voted aye. M/C. by $.25 for receiving her assessor's services of their Building Inspector Scott certification. Upon roll call vote, all Bora. West spoke with Boura and 3 BC/BS of North Dakota $7,899.80 4 2016 Electrical Upgrade $8,000.00 5 AE2S $339.00 6 All Seasons Garden Center $329.98 7 $262.35 8 9 35310 $795.00 11 12 AmeriPride Services, Inc Aqua-Pure Inc. $1,346.73 ASCAP $373.10 Banyon Data Systems, Inc Ann E Berg $242.33 Border States Electric Supply $4,057.89 13 Cardmember Service $1,445.92 14 City of Fargo $28.00 15 Productivity Plus Account $12,633.84 16 Consolidated Waste, LTD. $17,779.45 17 Dale's Small Engine Repair LLC $195.00 18 Discovery Benefits, Inc $22.00 19 Ferguson Waterworks #2516 $513.22 35320 Funded Depreciation $5,001.00 21 General Fd Depreciation $2,223.OO 22 Hawkins Inc $309.00 23 Jim's Super Valu $64.17 24 Loren or Nancy Kadlec $3.19 25 Keith's Stump Removal $1,075.00 26 Pete Kelly $400.00 27 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc $1,129.85 28 Kringstad Ironworks INC $200.79 51 Sifters, Laaveg, & Wenzel $1,140.00 52 Special Assessment Fund $4.66 53 ST Improve Dist #2017-1 $1,016.49 54 Thatcher Company of Montana $8,888.00 55 tim Shea's Nursery Inc $210.00 56 US Bank Equipment Finance $166.13 57 Verizon Wireless $269.45 58 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2015-1 $6,20O.O0 59 Wat & Sew Imprv Dist #2016-1 $9,49O.00 35360Water System Repair& Replace $4,000.00 61 Water Bond Fund 05 $4,830.00 62 Water Rev Bond Fund Phase II $3,450.00 63 Water Tower Fund $11,315.00 64 Water Treatment Fund $26,736.82 65 Wayne's Heating & Cooling Inc $14.99 66 Walsh County Auditor $10,858.47 67 Walsh County Press $417.00 68 WC Water Resource District $7,929.48 8398-8420 Salaries $28,578.13 AW US Treasury $14,894.24 AW First United Bank $13.85 AW First United Bank $13.80 AW NSF Check Received $8O7.58 AW ND ST Tax Commissioner $1,199.40 AW PSN (Payment Services Network) $4.95 AW NMPA . $133,796.87 Special Funds 10129 Red River Regional Council $15,000.00 Debt Service & Bond Fund 6158 AE2S $611.26 6159 Bank of North Dakota $31,754.07 6160 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc $348.03 6161 ND Public Finance Authority $925.00 City Administration is asking for permission to transfer $45,000 from the Municipal Utility Electric Fund to the General Fund. This is the second transfer request of this year. Lundquist moved and Lorton seconded to approve the $45,000 transfer as requested. Upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. MIC. Berg provided the Council with information she received from Vanguard Appraisals, Inc President Bob Ehler. The estimated cost to conduct a revaluation for the City of Park River would be approximately $135,260 which would include all residential, commercial, vacant lots, and the grain terminal. To include all exempt properties would cost another $38,150 for a grant total of $173,410 for 926 total parcels. The estimate includes verifying all lot sizes, inspections, measuring all buildings, sales analysis, photo's etc. Currently Vanguard has a heavy work load and would not be able to start the revaluation until 2022 and would take a year to complete. Stenvold questioned the Council if the City should advertise for a full-time assessor? Lundquist mentioned that in a year or two one of the other certified assessors in Walsh County might be caught up and could possibly help Berg. Berg mentioned that she has a couple of people in mind that could possibly help with measuring all of the buildings and could work on the documentation portion freeing her up to conduct the valuation visit portion of the process. Lorton moved and Anderson seconded to approve the financial reports as presented. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye. M/C. Being no further business, Lundquist moved to adjourned at 6:46 PM. ATTEST: Ann Berg, Assessor/Deputy Auditor Dan Stenvold, Mayor (Dec. 26, 2018) From us to a 701-352-0400 728 lhLt A 't-. Gr, l: IO,ND GRAVION & PARK RIVER 701-284-6677 424 Brl(;(;s S P, P,K RIVI:R. ND C IROPRACI'IC CLINICS WWW. gprchiro 701 Park St W, 0rth Star Coop Park River, ND .corn t~,ritlmr, lhl',ck. IL(' ,Jonathan,lelinek, I).C, ' shlt.ig ] R Miller, D.C. North Star Monday - Friday: 6am - 8pm Sat & Sun: 11am - 8pm Hot Stuff Pizza Large Pan Single Topping Pizzas $12 Subs, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Salads available Gizzards, chicken tenders, poppers, chicken burgers, chicken fried chicken, chicken skewers, chicken popper bowls and a variety of,sauces to savor! Noon Specials IVlon - Chinese Cuisine Tues - Tacos *Wed- Turkey *Thurs - Roast Beef *Fri - Chicken Fried Steak * AJ! are =erved ,itlt mashed potatoes and veggies Order ahead (7Ol) 284-7o07 CITY OF EDINBURG COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS DECEMBER 10, 2018 7:00 RM. Call to Order: Mayor Halldorson Present: Pewe, Evenson, Hammer and Hall MSC: Hall and Evenson to approve minutes as read. Motion carried, MSC: Hammer and Hall to approve payment of all bills beginning with check #8071 through #8083 for a total of $6092.03. Ending balance is $5817.27. Motion carried. EFT US Treasury 1590,26 8071 WC Treas 294.00 Salaries 477.04 Ottertai1880.57 NE Reg Water 67.00 Polar 64.99 L Foseide 374.02 A Bjerke 90.00 R Halldorson 663,36 Halldorson Blading 1000.00 WC Press 43.99 FU Oil Edinburg 204,16 8083 CHS-Milton 337.64 Total 6092.03 Old Business: Tabled Discussion on Red Rover Regional council membership. New Business: MSC: Pewe, Evenson to accept contract from Walsh County Sheriff's Department for policing at $294.00 per month. Motion was carried. MSC: Hammer, Pewe to approve pay our of city sales tax for R. Mielke and J Nygard for Edinburg website and Community library. Motion was carried. MSC: Hammer, Pewe to approve sale of snow blower for $500 to John Olson. Motion was carried. Inquiry about selling the Legion Building. Auditor to send letters to property owners about moving their vehicles off the street for snow removal purposes. Adjourn: Hall Next Meeting: January 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm for regular council meeting. Minutes are being published subject to the governing body's review and revision. Respectfully submitted, Vera Brandvold, Auditor (Dec. 26,2018)