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Official Proceedings of the Stutsman Cou

Official Proceedings of the Stutsman County Commission—December 6, 2022 At 3:30 p.m., Chairman Klose called the regular meeting of the Stutsman County Commission to order. Dennis Ova, Joan Morris, Mark Klose, Steven Cichos (via phone) and Ramone Gumke (via phone) answered the roll call. A motion to approve the November 2022 minutes was made by Ova, seconded by Morris. Jessica Alonge, Auditor/COO thanked Gumke for his four years of service and Ova for his 20 years of service. Chad Wolsky and Jerry Bergquist were welcomed to the Board. A motion was made by Cichos, to re-elect Mark Klose as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners seconded by Morris. Motion carried. A motion was made by Morris to elect Cichos as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, seconded by Bergquist. Motion carried. Committee assignments were tabled to the next meeting. A unanimous decision to leave the time of the commission meetings at 3:30 p.m. was made. Jamison Veil, Jamestown City Assessor, presented abatement requests for three properties (parcels 74- 4595480, 74-4595240, 74-4595300) owned by Dakota Central Telecommunications. As a telecom they pay a 2.5% gross receipt tax in lieu of property tax, and are exempt from property tax per N.D.C.C. A motion to approve was made by Cichos, seconded by Morris. Roll call vote: Bergquist, Wolsky, Morris, Cichos, and Klose voted aye. Motion carried. Veil then presented an abatement for ASI Jamestown Inc., parcel # 74-4321700. They are a certified non- profit. They make a payment in lieu of taxes which is determined by their rents collected and utilities, so the amount will be different each year. A motion to approve was made by Morris, seconded by Bergquist. Roll call vote: Wolsky, Morris, Cichos, Klose and Bergquist voted aye. Motion carried. Veil also presented an abatement for parcel 74-1160950, which had a building destroyed by fire. The property will receive a four-month valuation reduction on the improvement that has been destroyed. A motion to approve was made by Cichos, seconded by Morris. Roll call vote: Morris, Cichos, Klose, Bergquist and Wolsky voted aye. Motion carried. The final abatement presented by Veil was for parcel 74-3760360. The property had been neglected for several years and is in rough shape. An onsite visit and reappraisal of the property was conducted, and a recommendation to reduce the 2022 value to the purchase price of $60,500. A motion to approve was made by Bergquist, seconded by Wolsky. Roll call vote: Cichos, Klose, Bergquist, Wolsky and Morris voted aye. Motion carried. Chad Jackson, Jail Administrator, presented a request for approval of ARPA Funds for the Guardian RFID Corrections System for inmate tracking, in the amount of $13,940. The program does come with an annual maintenance fee/insurance policy of $7,200. A motion to approve was made by Bergquist, seconded by Wolsky. Roll call vote: Klose, Bergquist, Wolsky, Morris and Cichos voted aye. Motion carried. Jackson also presented a request to advertise for a food service RFP. The current provider, Summit, has presented an increase of 21%. The LEC Governing Authority is in favor of advertising. Jim Wentland, Road Superintendent, presented a request to enter into preliminary and construction engineering contract with Interstate Engineering for county road 67 in the amount of $82,390 for 4/10 of a mile. Mike May, Interstate Engineering said the project itself is an 80/20 split with the DOT, this is just for the engineering. A motion to enter into the contract was made by Cichos, seconded by Morris. Roll call vote: Bergquist, Wolsky, Morris, Cichos and Klose voted aye. Motion carried. Shannon Davis, Human Resource Director, presented openings on various boards. The Water Resource Board has two openings for 5-year terms. Both Dennis Clark and John Shock currently serve on the board and are seeking re-appointment. A motion to approve both applicants was made by Bergquist, seconded by Wolsky. Motion carried. There is one opening for the Water Resource Board alternate position for a 5-year term. Greg Spenningsby applied for re-appointment. A motion to approve Spenningsby was made by Bergquist, seconded by Morris. Motion carried. There is one opening for the Weed Control Board for a 4-year term. Robert Martin is currently on the board and is seeking re-appointment. A motion to approve was made by Cichos, second by Morris. Motion carried. There is one opening on the LEC Governing Board. The opening is a 4-year term. This is a joint committee with the City of Jamestown. Applications were received from John Grabinger and Tom Tracy. The city council met on December 5 and approved the appointment of Grabinger to the board. A motion to concur with the city and appoint Grabinger was made by Bergquist, seconded by Wolsky. Motion carried. Health insurance for 2024 was discussed. At this time NDPERS is looking at a 15% increase, but will be discussed during the 2023 legislative session. NDPHIT requires a one-year notice to cancel the current insurance. No decision was made by the board and the item will be discussed at the December 20th meeting. Alonge presented a task force drug asset forfeiture request in the amount of $33,962 for the purchase of a replacement vehicle. A motion to approve was made by Cichos, seconded by Bergquist. Roll call vote: Wolsky, Morris, Cichos, Klose and Bergquist voted aye. Motion carried. Alonge requested approval for a year-end check run on December 30. A motion to approve was made by Morris, seconded by Bergquist. Roll call vote: Morris, Cichos, Klose, Bergquist and Wolsky voted aye. Motion carried. Beer and Liquor License Applications were presented for 281 Stop, the Anchor Bar, Buchanan Bar, Lazy Fish LLC, NumberTwo LLC, and Sportmans Bar. A motion to approve was made by Cichos, seconded by Morris. Motion carried. At 4:49 p.m., the Commission recessed for the County Park Board meeting. Official Proceedings of the Stutsman County Park Board— December 6, 2022. At 4:49 p.m., Chairman Klose called the regular meeting of the Stutsman County Park Board to order. Jerry Bergquist, Chad Wolsky, Joan Morris, Mark Klose, Steven Cichos (via phone) Robert Martin, and Merri Mooridian (via phone) answered the roll call. A motion was made by Morris to approve of the November 2022 meeting minutes, seconded by Mooridian. Motion carried. The discussion on remaining cabin lot purchases was continued from the November 15 meeting. Alonge spoke with the bureau and the remaining cabin lots can be purchased at any time. If a cabin owner wants to purchase the property 3 years after the date of the appraisal a new appraisal must be done at the buyer’s expense. A notification will need to be sent to those leasing their lots regarding the appraisal. The box culvert discussion was continued from the November 15 meeting. An estimate of about $2 million was given to raise the road above flood level. May indicated a new grant is available and the box culvert can be applied for. He will apply for three bridge projects; the north Ypsilanti bridge which is an on-system bridge will be applied for with an 80/20 split, and the Kropp bridge is an off-system bridge and will be applied for requesting 100% funding. He will also be applying for purchase of the box culvert and removal of the current bridge to the island at 100% funding. A motion was made by Martin to approve the monthly bills, seconded by Morris. Roll call vote: Cichos, Klose, Martin, Mooridian, Bergquist, Wolsky and Morris voted aye. Motion carried. County Park Fund, GAHNER SANITATION SERVICE $1,050.00; STUTSMAN RURAL WATER DISTRICT $245.13; VISA AUD 1683 $57.07 At 5:05 p.m., A motion was made by Morris to adjourn Park Board meeting, seconded by Bergquist. Motion carried. At 5:05 p.m., the Commission meeting was called back to order. A motion was made by Morris to approve the monthly bills, seconded by Wolsky. Roll call vote: Klose, Bergquist, Wolsky, Morris, and Cichos voted aye. Motion carried. General Revenue Fund, AMERICAN SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS $355.32; APCO INTERNATIONAL INC $361.00; BALCO UNIFORM CO INC $402.87; BI INC. $354.10; CABLE SERVICES $47.31 ; CAMPBELL, COLLEEN $8.80; CAPITAL ONE-EMS 646058 $467.68; CENEX FLEETCARD - SO $3,292.76; CENTRAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC $382.10; CENTURYLINK $499.80 ; COLE PAPERS INC $1,104.20; DACOTAH PAPER CO $2,025.94; DIRTY DIESEL SERVICE & REPAIR LLC $3,856.08; ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE $3,992.97; FARM & HOME PUBLISHERS INC $340.00; FM TITLE $65.00; GALLS, LLC $632.73; GRAY, JEREMY $275.50; GRAYBAR $634.68; HEHR, AMY $275.50; IOA TRAINING $199.00; JAMESTOWN CITY WATER $3,420.01; JAMESTOWN CIVIC CENTER $115.00; JAMESTOWN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER $484.57; JETSTREAM CAR WASH $789.06; JOHNSON, OLIVIA $15.00; KNIGHT, KATHRYN $187.00; LEAF $129.55; MARQUART,ANDREW S $990.00; MDU $3,296.38; NORTHWEST TIRE INC. $839.92; O’CONNOR, VERNON $548.14; OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR $14,000.00; OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY $250.00; PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOA $150.00; PESKE, MARK $676.69; PHARMCHEM INC $1,069.30; PLUMBMASTER $1,660.65; QUADIENT FINANCE USA, INC. - AUD $2,103.27; QUADIENT, INC. $1,989.98; QUILL CORPORATION $489.26; REISTER, CLYDE $1,057.74; RM STOUDT INC $93.60; SANFORD HEALTH (NORTH) $1,000.00; SANFORD HEALTH HEALTHCARE ACCESSORIES $45.42; SCHWEITZER, ALEX $15.00; SCOTT’S ELECTRIC LLC $117.10; SHAFFER, JILL $15.00; SKRAMSTAD, RONDA $20.00; SUMMIT FOOD SERVICE, LLC $30,764.96; TDS METROCOM – SS $103.39; THRIFTY DRUG- WHITE DRUG $682.08; TIME CLOCK PLUS $761.28; TWO RIVERS PRINTING $333.00; VERIZON WIRELESS- SO $1,217.78; VISA AUD 1683 $1,676.61; VISA EMS 1790 $223.67; VISA SCCC 1949 $4,483.57; VISA SO 1840 $1,915.58; VISA SS 1025 $16.84; WILHELM CHEVROLET BUICK GMC $411.45; E 911 Phone System Fund, CAPITAL ONE-EMS 646058 $118.00; SALSBURY INDUSTRIES $6,073.09; VISA AUD 1683 $2,994.99; VISA EMS 1790 $607.13; County Roads Fund, ARAMARK $238.15; BLACKSTRAP, INC $2,704.00; BORDER STATES PAVING INC $25,113.88; BUTLER MACHINERY CO $242.44; CAPITAL ONE - RD 604867 $33.30; CAPITAL ONE TRADE CREDIT $61.83; CENTRAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC $72.00; CLARK,DENNIS B $1,737.00; CREATIVE ENERGY $4,265.29; DAN POLAND MACHINE INC $602.10; EXNER, TIM $2,486.39; FACTORY MOTOR PARTS CO $264.96; FARGO FREIGHTLINER $856.16; FARMERS UNION OIL CO-CENEX $4,104.52; FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION $2,527.19; GUTHMILLER EARTHMOVING INC $88,000.00; HARRINGTON, LEVI $156.25; HOFMANN, RAYMOND $10,509.00; HOME OF ECONOMY $240.93; JAMESTOWN CITY WATER $405.25; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL $22.86; LEONARD GESKE ESTATE $4,482.00; LINDE GAS & EQUIPMENT $167.30; LITTLE FALLS MACHINE INC $732.29; MDU $225.35; MENARDS – JAMESTOWN $469.32; MONTPELIER CITY AUDITOR - DD $58.00; NAPA AUTO PARTS $975.65; NICKY’S SPARE TIME $70.00; NORTHWEST TIRE INC $5,902.47; NORTHWEST TIRE INC. $25.00; NORTHWESTERN EQUIPMENT INC $550.00; OTTER TAIL POWER CO $440.10; POWER PLAN $1,202.07 QUALITY TRUCK & AG REPAIR, INC $67.70; QUILL CORPORATION $197.93; SCHEMPP, JEFF $3,475.00; SCOTT’S ELECTRIC LLC $746.55; SJOSTROM, JOLENE $541.00; SPIRITWOOD TOWNSHIP #51 - DD $1,345.00; STREETER COOP OIL $3,922.39; STUTSMAN RURAL WATER DISTRICT $115.92; SZARKOWSKI, PAUL $861.02; VINING OIL CO $1,061.58; VISA RD 1766 $234.98; WAGNER, DALE $4,680.00; WEST END HIDE & FUR $492.54; WILLEYS SEPTIC TANK SERVICE $600.00; WOODWORTH FARMERS GRAIN CO $3,618.71; Foster Care Trust Fund, STUTSMAN CO TREASURER $1,457.00; Weed Control Fund, AT&T MOBILITY $116.20; D & B PORTABLES LLC $180.00; OTTER TAIL POWER CO $33.73; Veterans Service Fund, VISA EMS 1790 $175.94; County Agent Fund, INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS, LLC $11.99; LEAF $109.00; NDEAFCS. $115.00; NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY $33.35; R&H MAINTENANCE $400.00; RITTENBACH,CHRISTINA $160.00; RITTENBACH,CHRISTINA $263.19; RITTENBACH,CHRISTINA $154.31; Human Service Zone Human Service Fund Total $4,027.85; Commissary Fund, PHOENIX SUPPLY $3,650.40; TURNKEY CORRECTIONS $387.16; Drug Program Fund Total $34,692.06; Courthouse Building Fund, VISA AUD 1683 $181.50; County Correctional Center Construction Fund, TRANE U.S. INC $211,860.00; VISA AUD 1683 $181.49; Road & Bridge Building Fund, DAN POLAND MACHINE INC $2,000.00; HOME OF ECONOMY $698.00; MENARDS - JAMESTOWN $808.92; NAPA AUTO PARTS $3,139.53; VISA RD 1766 $3,499.99; County Sheriff Capital Fund, JAMESTOWN COMMUNICATIONS INC $143,341.60; Job Incentive Fund, JAMESTOWN STUTSMAN DEVELOPMENT CORP $100,000.00; FEMA, STUTSMAN COUNTY AUDITOR $525,541.01; Wages Friday, November 25, 2022 $715,727.59 At 5:10 p.m., a motion was made by Morris to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Cichos. Motion carried. ATTEST: Jessica Alonge Auditor/COO Mark T. Klose Commission Chairman (Jan 7, 2023) 148822