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PUBLIC NOTICE Recent changes in federal law call for minor adjustments in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) income eligibility levels, shelter expense deductions and the utility allowances. All open and new SNAP cases will be automatically processed with these changes beginning with the October 1,2022 benefit. (Oct. 5, 2022) 108304
PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Plan The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comments on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Plan. The department is preparing the required updates of the plan for the TANF block grant. Individuals wishing to review the current draft may do so on the department’s website at https://www.hhs.nd.gov/tanf. Individuals can also obtain a copy by calling (701) 328-2332, toll-free (800) 755-2716, or 711 (TTY). Individuals wishing to comment on the TANF State Plan may send written comments via mail, fax, or email. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Comments may be sent to: North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services – Economic Assistance, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325, Bismarck, ND 58505-0250, faxed to (701) 328-1060, or emailed to Economic Assistance Division Director Michele Gee at mgee@nd.gov or TANF administrator Joan Schatz at jtschatz@nd.gov. (Oct. 5, 2022) 107661
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Four Bears Community Park 2000 Arrow Drive – Drags Wolf Village New Town, North Dakota Sealed Lump Sum Bids will be received for Four Bears Community Park until 2:00 PM local time October 27, 2022. Bids shall be prepared in compliance with the Instruction to Bidders and shall be bid as Single Prime Contract (all trades including general, civil, mechanical, electrical, and aquatics). Bids shall be addressed and delivered to: Kelly Baker MHA Nation – Four Bears Segment Johnny Bird Veteran’s Memorial Building 2010 Chief Four Bears Avenue New Town, ND 58763 Bids will be thereafter publicly opened and read aloud. Project consists of a new outdoor park development with combination basketball court/ice rink, play-ground, sand volleyball, horseshoes, and picnic shelter as well as a new indoor splash pad facility with as-sociated community gathering spaces. The Construction Documents will be on file and may be examined at the Office of Ackerman-Estvold, Min-ot, North Dakota and the following Builders Exchanges: Bismarck-Mandan, Bismarck Builders exchange, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, North Dakota; Minnesota Builders Exchange; Construction Industry Center, and Sioux Falls Builders Exchange, South Dakota. Plans and Specifications may also be obtained by Bidders at Quest CDN (www.questcdn.com): You may download the digital plan documents by inputting Quest project #8305044 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Bid security shall be submitted and attached in a separate Bid Bond Envelope with each bid in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid. No Bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening of bids. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregu-larities. The Contractor shall enclose within the Bid Bond Envelope a copy of the Bidder’s North Dakota Contrac-tor’s License or a copy of their latest Renewal Certificate issued by the Secretary of State. Successful bidder shall begin the Work on receipt of the Notice to Proceed and shall complete the Work within the Contract Time. Contract Time will be number of calendar days Bidder indicates on the Bid Form. Work is subject to liquidated damages. Bidders must be properly licensed under the laws governing their respective trades and be able to obtain insurance and bonds required for the Work. A Performance Bond, separate Labor and Material Payment Bond, and Insurance in a form acceptable to Owner will be required of the successful Bidder. V. Judy Brugh, Councilwoman Three Affiliated Tribes - MHA Nation Four Bears Segment (Oct. 5, 12, & 19, 2022) 108500
NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON DRAFT PERMIT FOR A SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY UNDER THE NORTH DAKOTA SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES FACILITY NAME: Gascoyne Materials Handling & Recycling, LLC – Permit 0159 APPLICANT: Gascoyne Materials Handling & Recycling, LLC 2151 I-94 Business Loop E. Dickinson, ND 58601 BACKGROUND: On May 18, 2022, the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (Department) received a revised permit application for a renewal for the Gascoyne Materials Handling & Recycling, LLC’s (GMHR) inert waste landfill, petroleum contaminated soil treatment (composting) facility, waste pile storage areas, and railroad car cleaning area facility. Additional information was received by the Department on July 22, 2022. GMHR currently owns and operates an inert waste landfill, petroleum contaminated soil treatment (composting) facility, waste pile storage areas, and railroad car cleaning area facility, regulated under Permit 0179 on approximately 697 acres located in the Tract I (484 acres) and Tract II (213 acres) in portions of Section 27 and Section 34, Township 131 North, Range 99 West in Bowman County, ND. The main access road and office/shop areas for the facility are located in Tract III (portion of Section 34). A portion of the rail yard is dually located in Tract III. Tract III is not included in the permit application. Full legal descriptions can be found in the Department’s records. GMHR is proposing to renew their permit to continue accepting inert wastes, treating petroleum contaminated soils, storing waste piles for re-use/recycle, and cleaning railroad cars. Tract I (Sections 27 and 34) is used for inert waste disposal, material stockpiles, and the composting of petroleum contaminated soils. Tract II/IIA (Section 34) is used for railcar cleaning. Tract III (Section 34) includes access roads and shops/office buildings. The facility was first permitted in 1997. The Department believes that a permit which meets the requirements of the North Dakota Solid Waste Management Rules and is protective of human health and the environment can be issued to Gascoyne Materials Handling & Recycling, LLC and has prepared a Draft Permit for public review and comment. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND HEARING As required by Section 33.1-20-03.1-03 of the North Dakota Administrative Code, the Draft Permit will be available for public review and comment for thirty (30) days following publication of the Public Notice. The public comment period begins September 30, 2022 and ends November 3, 2022. During that period, any interested person may submit written comments and request a public hearing by stating the nature of the specific issues to be raised. A fifteen (15) day notice will be provided before any hearing is scheduled. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will consider all comments prior to taking any action on the permit. Comments, questions and written communication should be directed to: Charles R. Hyatt, Director North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Division of Waste Management 4201 Normandy Street Bismarck, ND 58503 Comments may also be sent via e-mail to solidwaste@nd.gov. The Draft Permit and Permit Application are available for review during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Waste Management, 4201 Normandy Street, Bismarck, ND. A copy of this Public Notice is also on the Department’s website at: https://deq.nd.gov/PublicNotice.aspx The Department will consider every request for reasonable accommodation to provide an accessible meeting facility or other accommodation for people with disabilities, language interpretation for people with limited English proficiency (LEP), and translations of written material necessary to access programs and information. To request accommodations, contact Jennifer Skjod, Acting Non-discrimination Coordinator at 701-328-5226 or jskjod@nd.gov. TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888. (Oct 5, 2022) 108492

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Carmi L. Howe No. 05050 HOWE & HOWE, P.C. 150 West Villard, Suite #3, P. O. Box 370 Dickinson, ND 58601 Telephone No. (701) 483-9000 Attorneys for: Personal Representative Probate No. 45-2022-PR-00094 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF STARK IN DISTRICT COURT SOUTHWEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT In the Matter of the Estate of Beverly Braun, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Dana Adams, Personal Representative of the estate, at 150 West Villard, Suite #3, Dickinson, North Dakota, or filed with the Court. Dated this 22nd day of September, 2022. /s/ Dana Adams Personal Representative HOWE & HOWE, P.C. 150 West Villard, Suite #3 P. O. Box 370 Dickinson, North Dakota 58601 Attorneys for Personal Representative First Publication on the 5th day of October, 2022. (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2022) 107801
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY COMMISSION August 18, 2022 Chairman Arthaud called the special meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners to order at 9:02 AM. Commissioners Present: Dean Franchuk, Carla Arthaud, Bernie Marsh, and Neal Messer. Commissioner Ken Zander was absent. Department Heads Present: Auditor Karen Richard, Sheriff Corey Lee, Road Superintendent Al Heiser, Park Director Lisa Heiser, Tax Director Natalie Wandler, Veterans Service Officer Jessica Clifton, Human Resources Joetta Pearcy, Recorder Kim Kasian, Weed Control Travis Jepson, and County Agent Kurt Froelich. APPROVAL OF 2023 PRELIMINARY BUDGET Richard presented the preliminary budget and advised she used 5% for salaries and switched department heads to salary. Richard states at the 8-4-22 meeting the commission voted to move all department heads to exempt, except Davenport who would remain non-exempt. Messer states the conversation was to make all department heads exempt and how we get to that point, to use flex time more than over time. Arthaud asks if Davenport has an emergency and is over 40 hours and can’t flex that week, can she flex next week? Pearcy responds when you are exempt you are paid to do a job, not paid to keep hours. It would be best to flex in the same week, but we could look at the same period. The exempt employee is paid to do a job, you work until the job is done. Richard states Davenport did visit with her and presented some options of what she would be looking at if she went to exempt. Davenport states she deducted $2000 from overtime and put it on her salary for Emergency services and deducted $1000 in overtime and put it on her salary for E911 for a total of $3000. Richard clarifies that with a 5% raise and the $3000 she would be at $82,000. Arthaud feels that Davenport stepped up and took on the IT and that at least $3000 needs to be added for doing IT. Marsh agrees that she has put a lot of time into IT. Marsh suggests $350 per month. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To pay Davenport $3,500 per budget year as a line item under IT. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To move that the E911 and Emergency Coordinator positions be an exempt position. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Richard asks if the commission wants to include in the general fund budget a transfer line to victim witness, funding that position until the grant comes in or if there is a deficit. She would like that budget included in the transfer out in case we do not get the grant. After discussion, it was stated that we need to pay for this line item regardless of if it is put in the budget or a year-end transfer. And we will budget the expense, but not budget the revenue part of it. Richard addressed the salary of Dschaak, as he will be going to exempt status and has used overtime in the past, do you want to increase his salary? Messer believes this position is underfunded and needs to be increased by more than 5%. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To increase Mike Dschaak’s salary to $75,000.00 for 2023. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Franchuk - aye, Messer - aye, Marsh - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Richard states we have to estimate revenue for the budget, currently, she thinks the commission needs to sit down with her and do a 5-year plan of projects we think are coming, if we leave things to sit as they are she believes we will have another finding in our audit. Messer would like to talk about the other department heads before having this discussion. Richard asks if we going to combine the Tax Director salary line along with the GIS line. Messer states we should combine those two lines, as they fall under the same job description. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To move the GIS mapping salary line into the salary line of the tax director. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Franchuk - aye, Marsh - aye, Messer - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Richard asks about Kasian’s Recorder salary, as she has also gone exempt and will not be using over time. Kasian addressed the overtime line for her department and stated decreasing it to $1000 will be sufficient. Richard asked about any adjustment to Kasian’s salary and asked Pearcy if she falls within the threshold of the salary survey and Pearcy stated she is. Arthaud addressed the State’s Attorney department salaries. She states a few years ago Engelstad took quite a raise as she was going to work in the department with herself and 2 other attorneys and she said if that would change adjustments could be made. One new attorney was hired in 2022 and that attorney is a big bump over the budgeted amount, along with the 2nd assistant attorney. She is questioning their raises for 2023 after the big bumps they just got. Messer states this is a very competitive environment and the 3rd assistant was tough to fill; the caseload has increased along with the survey Pearcy put together putting these numbers in line and right in the middle of the county survey. Franchuk states we need to retain these attorneys as they can get good salaries in the private market. The 3rd assistant attorney was brought in at approx. $105,000 and the 2nd was increased to that amount to equalize their salaries and the $110,000 number on the budget reflects the 2023 5% raise. Arthaud asks if the commission would still like them to be involved in the raise. Franchuk states he believes so and Messer says he supports it. Richard asks about the Capital Improvements for levy purposes. She believes we could transfer some of the oil and gas money but asks if there is anything else that needs to come out of capital improvements for 2023. Messer states the Courthouse improvement is the only item he is aware and Richard states she will add that and we are not levying any tax dollars for capital improvements. Richard addressed the Auditor budget and she increased the Deputy Auditor to $70,000 and removed the consulting and a part-time position line. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To move the Deputy Auditor to be compensated at $70,000 for the 2023 year. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Richard states a 5% increase on her salary would be $89,250 but she would like to be at $92,000 which is what the outgoing Auditor was at. She states that her salary is at the 25-30th percentile on the county salary survey that Pearcy put together. Messer would like to see this position at the 5% bump and that in comparison to others we need to consider years of experience. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To compensate for the Auditor position at $89,250 for the calendar year 2023. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Marsh - aye, Franchuk - nay, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Arthaud thinks the weed board does a good job, but they need more oversight in the off-season, they could be helping the road department out more. It seems the weed board is not running to the full potential it could be. Arthaud would like to see Heiser or one of his supervisors provide more oversight. It was talked about in the past, but it never happened. Jepson addressed the commission and states this is a weed board matter and it needs to go before the weed board. The commission’s job is to do the budget and not make the policies of the weed board. Messer then asks if the weed board has recommended an 8% salary increase for all employees in the weed department and what is the justification for that. Jepson states it was to keep up with inflation. Messer feels that we should keep the compensation in line with the rest of the county at 5%. Arthaud agrees. Jepson states that because he is going exempt the overtime line could be lowered by $3500. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To adopt the weed board budget with the 5% salary increase and with the overtime line reduced to $6500. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Marsh - aye, Franchuk - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Arthaud states that Heiser, as road superintendent, always goes over and beyond and has over 40 hours a week. She asks if they want to leave his salary at the 5% proposed. Heiser states he is OK with the 5% for his department and added a slight hike for one employee who will be doing some safety items. Richard states if we mill at the same mill numbers as last year, we would be at 31.12 for the general and county mill at 60.36. At 31.12 mills the tax revenue is $6,604,638.15. Asking the commission what they would like to mill this year on the estimated tax statements. Messer states we can always go down, we have a variance on the oil and gas distribution, and last year we left the mil higher for estimates and reduced it at the final budget meeting. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the preliminary budget and mill at 31.12 mills for the general. DISCUSSION: Messer asks for any progress or thoughts on compensation. Marsh would like to see 3% raise with a 15% increase in health insurance moving that up to 90% employer paid. Messer says if we go with a percentage plus a cost of living, he would like the percentage maxed out at $1.50 per hour. Arthaud has had a large number of calls since the last meeting and they are concerned with giving away money, as the whole county is struggling with the cost of living going up, a lot of people understood increasing the health care but did not like the giving away money. Franchuk thinks we should be at 5% and $2500 from ARPA funds, as part of the reason that money was given to us was to retain employees. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Marsh - aye, Franchuk - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Lisa Heiser addressed the commission regarding the making of employees exempt and she believes it needs to be looked into as this commission is doing things incorrectly in terms of making someone exempt and the rules that apply to that. She states you cannot simply eliminate overtime from people’s salaries by making them exempt, it is illegal. Pearcy responds that she has looked at all of the department head positions and they all qualify. There are 5 different exemptions they can qualify under and they qualify under one of those. Arthaud would like legal to take a look at this also. Commissioner Messer made MOTION to adjourn at 10:35 AM, Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED, Adjourned. Karen Richard, Auditor Carla Arthaud, Chairman (Oct. 5, 2022) 107756
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY COMMISSION August 4, 2022 Chairman Arthaud called the special meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners to order at 9:22 AM. Commissioners Present: Dean Franchuk, Carla Arthaud, Bernie Marsh, Neal Messer, and Ken Zander. Department Heads Present: Auditor Karen Richard, Sheriff Corey Lee, Road Superintendent Al Heiser, Planning & Zoning Steve Josephson, Park Director Lisa Heiser, Tax Director Natalie Wandler, Recorder Kim Kasian, Emergency Manager Shawna Davenport, and Human Resources Joetta Pearcy. Park Board: Heiser presented the park board budget. She also states there is some shifting ground at the Motorsport Park that will need to be secured but does not have an estimate on that yet. Human Resources: Pearcy addressed the commission stating this year the risk management line will be combined with the main salary line, as they do not need to be separated. From the 2022 budget, she has increased the travel and training line and decreased the dues line, the total is the same just rearranging the way it is divided. Pearcy questioned if the tuition reimbursement line for employees should be on her budget. Richard recommends it be on the HR budget. Planner: Josephson reports the only change to his budget from 2022 is to his salary. He also reports the city administrator does want him to come back next year. He also requests that he would like to go salary and not hourly. Recorder: Kasian reports the changes to her budget from 2022 were the copier maintenance agreement has been moved to IT and travel decreased to $2000. Also, the Deputy Recorder is leaving so hiring at $28.00 doe. Tax Equalization: Wandler reports the Richardton contract on her budget is a new contract and is for an industrial appraisal the City may be able to do this contract without the county’s help and that might not be in the budget. The overtime line has also been reduced and she would like to see the GIS and Tax Director lines combined into one. Grounds and Maintenance: Dschaak advises the courthouse maintenance went up $10,000 over 2022 for some additional projects in 2023. Public Safety: Lee said the budget was amended from 2022 as follows: under the cars line item, in 2022 we used ARPA funds, in 2023 it is at $165,000. Vehicle expense is up $20,000, uniforms are up another $2,000, Licenses and agreements are up $5,000, cell phones and air cards are up $5,000, and K-9 overtime and CIU on-call detectives are up another $5,000. Disaster Emergency Services: Davenport said the budget was amended from 2022 as follows: the overtime line is down $2000, travel increased $1000, telephone line down $3500, vehicle expense up $5000, radio equipment repairs up to $17,000 to finish paying for the SIRN radio equipment, public information training down $500, radio towner down $3000, and reduced office furniture to $1,500. E911: Davenport reports the changes for the 2023 budget are: she is awaiting the salary for the dispatchers from the City, training for dispatch increased by $1500, increased travel for $1000, public information down $500, and wireless fee for NDACO down $5000. IT: Davenport reports the changes for the 2023 budget are: managed service provider contract up $10,000, Consolidated and DSL lines removed as no longer needed, DSL Richardton down $50, WatchGuard maintenance removed as no longer needed, phone system maintenance down $4000, Zuercher software no longer using this fund line, server backup up $16,000, County Agent copier will be changed to printer hardware and maintenance at $28,000 and will include all copiers now, Armor secure cloud up $500, Tyler Technologies maintenance up $12,000, 911 phone system down $2000, county website maintenance up $2,500, computers and updates will be at $159,500. SIRN: Davenport states that due to an increase in calls and population another console needs to be put in dispatch. The County is responsible for equipment and software on the equipment, the cost for the console will be approximately $70,000. This is a one-time cost so it could potentially be an ARPA item. She asks if a decision could be made today as it has a 6-8 months lead time on it. County Road and Bridge: Heiser reports that last year the 10 mill and special road and bridge were combined into County Road and Bridge. We are unsure how much funding is coming from the state, but as we get the funding we will use it for bridges. County Road Unorganized: Heiser asks about the Prairie Dog Funding and if that is a guarantee. Richard responds that as long as the bucket fills we will be getting an estimated $3.6 million. Heiser also asks that $2,000,000 be put in the Transfer In from Hwy Dist line as the Prairie Dog Funding is not a guarantee. Richard advises the State Aid Distribution is now monthly and she increased the distribution estimate to $300,000. Heiser reports the only other changes to the 2023 budget are the vehicle expense and the fuel expense, he increased those by 30%. Highway Distribution: Heiser reports the HB 1505 line should be removed as that money will be spent by the end of 2022. Arthaud asks about the fuel for the weed department and Heiser reports that it is paid out of the road. Richard asks about employees and that one new employee was added and Heiser reports one should be retiring in September. Weed Control: Arthaud states Travis Jepson won’t make the budget meeting but sent her the following: there are changes in the line items to more accurately reflect some of the reoccurring expenses, and new equipment purchases were increased to trade the Gator in for a Can-AM. Per Richard, the weed board would like to add a sprayer education line and GIS mapping. Arthaud would like to see fuel added. Veterans Service Officer: Richard states the line items were maintained from the 2022 budget. She also states that it appears we may not need to levy again for another 6 years. Victim Witness: Richard states Presler is retiring in 2023 so budgeting half of her salary, and the salary needs to be added for the assistant. The grant is not covering all of the costs that it used to, so will need to be covered through the general budget. States Attorney: Richard states there were 2022 budget amendments with salaries as both the 2nd and 3rd assistants were bumped to $105,000 in 2022. The 2023 budget will show an increase due to those salary bumps. County Jail: Richard states she used estimated tax statement amounts for the revenue. She also used estimated amounts for the expenses, as she hasn’t received their budget yet. She also moved SWMCCC to this budget line it has been paid out of capital improvements for over/under budget. Capital improvement: Richard asks the commission to let her know of any Capital Improvement projects for the 2023 year. Messer states the HVAC system is estimated at $1.2 million. Break 10:54 AM to 11:06 AM County Agent: Richard reviewed the County Agent budget there were no specific changes from the 2022 budget. LEC Maintenance: Richard reviewed the LEC Maintenance budget the biggest change is under the capital improvements line; the county is not contributing $72,000 this year. The dispatch line may need to have $204,000 added. Emergency Budget: Richard reviewed the Emergency budget. Currently, we aren’t levying any tax dollars, some of the state aid distribution does go into this account. Zander asks where this budget would be applied. Davenport responds that during the snow emergency when we had a declaration, that declaration would open up the use of this fund. Contractors or overtime for snow removal could have been taken out of this fund. Auditor: Richard presents the Auditor budget. The Auditor budget has variances in the salary lines, the consulting and a part-time position were removed. A training line was added and the travel budget was increased. Election: Richard addressed the Election budget. The primary election had significant costs and will be over budget. The primary election was $10.42 per vote. If we add in the extra $9,000 that was received after the costs were submitted to the state, we are looking at closer to $11 something a vote. The 2023 budget just has a small amount in it, for maintenance or if incidentals come up. Richard advised mills for last year ran in the $202,000 range, for this year’s estimated tax statements one county mill is worth $212,231.30, an approximate $10,000 change because of the property values. If we kept our general mill at 31.12, as it was last year, it would be an increase of $265,993.84 in revenue. Richard advises oil and gas revenue has increased this year. The general fund balance as of today is $23,549,566.94. Salary Discussion: After discussion on different options, Messer states there are 3 proposals he has heard: one would be to do a small salary increase, 2%, and then increase the health insurance at 90% employer paid and pay a one-time cola adjustment of $750; another proposal is a 5% salary increase and a $1500 cola one-time payment per employee, and the third is a 4% increase and a $2000 single cola payment per employee. The cost of the first without benefits would be about $473,000 in gross cost and the $75,000 cola would come out of ARPA for a total to the budget of $398,000 plus benefits. The second option would be about $460,000 and take $150,000 out of ARPA if agreed. And the third option would be $450,000 of which $200,000 could come out of ARPA if agreed. Messer asked if there are any other proposals. Franchuk feels nothing has been taken out of ARPA for the employees and he would like to see a 5% and $2500 ARPA bonus. Arthaud thinks we could go to 3% and the 15% hike on the health insurance taking it to 90% employer paid. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To offer a 5% across-the-board wage increase on salary with a one-time cola payment paid January 1 or 2, 2023 in the amount of $1500 to the full-time employee who has served all of 2022 and prorated to any employee on-boarded during the 2022 calendar year. DISCUSSION: Zander points out that 5% to the guy at the top of the wage scale is huge raise compared to the guy at the bottom. Messer agrees and is open to changing the percent to a dollar amount and he also thinks we need to take a look at the department head’s wages. Arthaud thinks this motion is hasty, we should look at the department heads first, so we can take a look at the numbers. DISPOSITION: Messer withdraws his motion. All vote in favor to withdraw, except Zander who votes nay. Withdraw passes. Zander withdraws his Second. All vote in favor. Second Withdraw passes. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To move that all Department Heads are exempt status. DISCUSSION: Davenport feels that she will be affected the most as she is 24/7 on call. Arthaud thinks that the Emergency Manager and possibly the fairgrounds should be non-exempt as the fairgrounds are impossible to keep under 40 in the summer. Messer said he talked to Lisa Heiser and she was supportive of this and thought she could flex her time off-season. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To amend the previous motion to exclude Emergency Management from the exempt status. DISCUSSION: Messer wants to make sure we stay on top of this and continue to discuss it in the future. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Zander – aye, Marsh - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. AMENDED MOTION DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Zander – aye, Marsh - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve $70,000 for a console for dispatch out of ARPA funds. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Franchuk - aye, Marsh - aye, Messer – aye, Zander - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Richard asks if the commission would like to review specific department head salaries. Zander states he is not ready to address specifics on department head salaries, he would like to visit with some department heads first. Messer says he is not ready yet either. After discussion, the commission states to use 5% for the estimated tax statements and we can always go down, allowing us time to go over the numbers. Richard asks if the commission wants her to use the previous general mill of 31.12 for the estimated tax statements, which would be $6,604,638.05, about a $265,000 difference increase over 2022. Messer asks does it cover the increase in expenses. Richard states yes, it does with the oil and gas revenue. Richard states she will send out the sheets with the totals and the final certificate before it is inputted. Commissioner Messer made MOTION to adjourn at 12:24 PM, Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED, Adjourned. Karen Richard, Auditor Carla Arthaud, Chairman (Oct. 5, 2022) 107749

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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY COMMISSION August 2, 2022 Chairman Arthaud called the regular meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners to order at 9:04 AM. Commissioners Present: Dean Franchuk, Carla Arthaud, Bernie Marsh, Neal Messer, and Ken Zander. Department Heads Present: Auditor Karen Richard, Sheriff Corey Lee, Road Superintendent Al Heiser, Planning & Zoning Steve Josephson, Park Director Lisa Heiser, and Human Resources Joetta Pearcy. RATIFY AGENDA Arthaud adds meeting times. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To ratify the agenda as amended. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. MINUTES Chairman Arthaud called for approval of the minutes from July 5, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the minutes as presented. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the Accounts Payable. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Marsh - aye, Franchuk – aye, Zander – aye. Chairman Arthaud - Aye. Motion Carried. AUGUST 2022 FINANCIALS – MINUTES 24/7 Fund: ATTORNEY GENERAL, $13,818; PHARM CHEM, $4,091.95; PRECISION KLOSK TECH, $8100; VISA, $91.54 9-1-1 Equipment: CONSOLIDATED, $42.64; PENGUIN MGMT, $2874 Cops Grant: PAYROLL: $4,124.54 County Agent: PAYROLL: $6,238.32; CONSOLIDATED, $319.82; KURT FROELICH, $511.22; HOLLY TUHY, $310.25; NDSU EXTENSION, $18,342.32; PITNEY BOWES, $169.98; VISA, $328.63; XEROX, $127.20 WALMART, $32.05 County Jail: SWMCCC, $149,962.48 County Roads: CONSOLIDATED, $234.09; ARAMARK, $62.80; AT&T MOBILITY, $36.74; BLACK HILLS TRUCKING, $2,449.77; BUTLER MACHINERY, $196.20; CENTURY LINK, $156.86; CHS, $41,480.72; CITY OF BELFIELD, $28.11; CITY OF DICKINSON, $115.40; CITY OF RICHARDTON, $114.23; DECKER SUPPLY, $245; DICKINSON SUPPLY, $151.70; DUSTBUSTERS ENTERPRISES, $24,696; FRONTIER PRECISION, $918; GOOSENECK IMPLEMENT, $97.34; HUTZ’S WELDING, $87.01; J & J OPERATING, $209.13; LAWSON PRODUCTS, $438.16; LENNY’S REPAIR, $76.19; LINDE GAS, $180.92; MAC’S INC, $21.38; MATCO TOOLS, $353.75; MDU, $442.20; MENARDS, $396.15; MGM SANITATION, $290.01; NAPA, $205.99; NDDOT, $3,699.58; NEWBY’S, $28.94; OUTBACK LUMBER, $154.800; PUMP SYSTEMS, $118.34; QUALITY XTERMINATORS, $230; ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $551; SIGN SOLUTIONS, $355.80; SW WATER, $1,245.82; STEFFAN SAW & BIKE, $29.99; TY NEWTON FENCING, $3,405; VAL’S SANITATION, $270; WEST DAKOTA OIL, $5,913.42; WESTLIES, $1,061.78; ZONAR SYSTEMS, $198.96; HLEBECHUK CONSTRUCTION, $95,714.64; MAYO CONSTRUCTION, $974,998.67; MIDWEST EROSION, $2,392.50; NORTHERN PLAINS ENGINEERING, $42,967.50; RUCKUS SERVICES, $17,474; WILSON CONSTRUCTION, $9,639.52 County Weed: PAYROLL, $40,058.84; CITY OF DICKINSON, $5; CARLA ARTHAUD, $9.36; MICHAEL HOERNER, $75.02; GREG MESSER, $45; RONALD OBRITSCH, $20; DWIGHT SCHANK, $12.10; LES SIMNIONIW, $20.63; SHELLY ZIMAN, $11.25; EAST END AUTO, $313.50; FORUM, $8.47; MENARDS, $1,079.54; NUTRIEN AG, $651; QUALITY XTERMINATORS, $160; RAY’S AUTO, $33.68 COVID 19: DAKOTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, $600; MOTOROLA, $21,284 E9-1-1: PAYROLL, $5,606.50; APCO, $459; CITY OF DICKINSON, $17,103.57 General: PAYROLL, $448,904.27; CONSOLIDATED, $48,498.74; THOMSON REUTERS, $1,141.62; WEX HEALTH, $115.50; ARAMARK, $78.97; ARMOR INTERACTIVE, $176; BCBSND, $708.70; BUCKSHOT SPRAYING, $11,094.12; BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE, $719.04; CENTURY LINK, $227.58; CHANNING DECKER, $350; CHOU JIM YANG, $39.16; CITY AIR, $1,709.19; CITY OF DICKINSON, $20,812.68; BADILLES NIEL, $138; KEVIN ELDRIDGE, $120; ELDON MEHRER, $73.50; BYRON RICHARD, $25; NATALIE WANDLER, $342.25; DICKINSON READY MIX, $4,620; DICKINSON TIRE, $34; DOBITZ PHOTOGRAPHY, $361.33; DURACLEAN, $2,029.50; ESS, $4,712.32; ETSYSTEMS, $859; FIRESIDE OFFICE, $98.90; FLECK’S FURNITURE, $120; FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, $1,122.44; FRONTIER PRODUCTIONS, $35,000; GRAND FORKS PD, $350; H & H FENCING, $16,488.38; NDITD, $7,381.33; JAM PEST CONTROL, $215; JOE’S AUTO, $330.86; KOMPLEKS ASSESSMENT, $10,200; LEC MAINTENANCE, $18,414.93; LEGEND AUTO BODY, $3,226.16; MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW, $1,800; MAGNUM ELECTRIC, $225; MARTIN’S WELDING $6,839.37; MDU, $10,398.28; MELBYE LAW, $1,035; MEMORY PRESERVE, $508.33; MENARDS, $216.81; NAPA DICKINSON, $133.75; NDACO, $472; NDPOA, $40; NEWBYS, $75.82; NORTHWEST IRON, $164.48; NUCPS FINANCE, $58; POST BOARD, $45; QUADIENT POSTAGE, $3,000; QUALITY INN, $777.60; QUALITY QUICK PRINT, $1,452.87; QUALITY XTERMINATORS, $250; RADISSON HOTEL, $172.80; RAZOR EDGE, $5,450; RECORD KEEPERS, $27.50; ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $233.74; SANFORD HEALTH, $674.75; SAX MOTOR, $380.18; SERVICE PRINTERS, $293.65; SW WATER, $52.01; STUTSMAN COUNTY, $237.50; SUPERIOR WATER, $36; T-REX CONOCO, $124.68; TRANSUNION RISK, $75; TRIO BARREL RACING, $10,000; TYLER TECH, $584.60; VISA, $3,567.73; WALMART, $14.61; WELLCARE, $10.60; WEST RIVER ELECTRONICS, $4,949.33; WEX BANK, $12,687.99; XEROX, $150.52 Highway Distribution: PAYROLL, $193,082.10 Siren Contingency: ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $360.23 County Road & Bridge: DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, $2,466.90 Veteran’s Service Office: PAYROLL, $13,413.54; CONSOLIDATED, $27.80; JESSICA CLIFTON, $118.75; NDACTVSO, $120 Victim Witness: PAYROLL, $12,940.76; CONSOLIDATED, $21.32; VISA, $40.44 JULIE OBRIGEWITSCH – SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD Obrigewitsch presented the May Spirit of Excellence award recipient, Colleen Rodakowski. As the executive director of Elder Care, Rodakowski has been instrumental to the success of Elder Care’s mission of giving the elderly the option of remaining in their own homes and helping them maintain a sense of independence and a better quality of life by providing nutrition and transit service. Rodakowski spoke and expressed she is very honored to receive this recognition. She thanked her Eldercare management group and board for their support along with the staff and customers and states she is very grateful to be in this role and management. Obrigewitsch announced the next award deadline is August 15, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the Accounts Payable Supplement as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Marsh - aye, Franchuk – aye, Zander – aye. Chairman Arthaud - Aye. Motion Carried. COREY LEE - SHERIFF REPORT Lee presented his July 2022 report to the Commission: • Total calls for service 1443 – down from 1472 last year • Traffic stops 219 – down from 279 last year • 67 stops in the city of Dickinson and 152 stops in the county & neighboring small towns • Public Relation visits 194 – down from 246 last year • Bar checks 20 – up from 12 last year • 7 theft-related calls – up from 4 last year • 38 calls for K-9 • Transports: 9 Prisoner, 18 Court, 2 Juvenile, 4 Medical, 8 MH, 1 Prisoner Assist • 38 calls for K-9 • Responded to 16 accidents: 0 pedestrians, 1 fatality, 1 hit & run, 4 injuries, and 10 property • There were 104 arrests made. Lt. Hoff graduated from a 10-week Staff and Command School. Lee also reported that stolen vehicles are becoming an issue and is asking people to secure their vehicles. He also would like a commissioner to attend a Richardton City Council meeting with him – the 3 Affiliated Tribes are leasing the Richardton Hospital for an alcohol and drug treatment facility. Messer volunteers to attend. AL HEISER – COUNTY ROAD Heiser reports the road department is currently hauling gravel to Schefield and Richardton and also working on culverts throughout the county. JAMES KADRMAS - INTERSTATE ENGINEERING • BRZ-0045(075) 38th ST SW BRIDGE REPLACEMENT • The draft CATEX has been sent to the Department for review. This pushes the bid date to January 2023. The 90% plans will be ready for Supt. Heiser’s review next week. MIKE NJOS – HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT • BRP-0045(074) Bridge Replacement 45-152-24.1 on 80th Ave SW– 15 miles south & 8 miles east of Richardton (HES Project #210449) The project was bid in the June 10th NDDOT bid letting. Central Specialties Inc. was the apparent low bidder at $558,747,.06. The completion date is October 1, 2023. • Bridge Replacement 45-147-1.0 on 83rd Ave SW – 8 miles north of Richardton & 4 miles east of ND8 (HES Project #210271) This project is pending funding. The environmental document and USACE permit are being prepared. Pending funding approval, the bid letting is anticipated for November 2022 and construction will most likely be in 2024. • Bridge Replacements & Removals (HES Project #220855) No word on funding distribution from the NDDOT Bridge funds. ERIC URNESS – NORTHERN PLAINS ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT • BRR-0045(069) 127th Ave and 131st Ave Bridge replacements near Belfield Construction is complete and the project has been accepted by the DOT. • BRO-0045(070) 83rd Ave and 86th Ave Bridge Replacements south of Richardton The DOT has approved federal funding for these two bridges for replacement. The project was bid on February 11th through the NDDOT process. The project was awarded to Martin Construction for $1,243,721.05. Construction is expected to begin in October. • BRZ-0045(072) 127th Ave Bridge Replacement south of Belfield The DOT has approved funding for this project. Additional archaeological work may be required. • BRP-0045(072) 131st Ave Bridge Replacements near Belfield The DOT has approved HB 1505 funding for this project. One of the bridges is located three miles south and one mile west of Belfield. The other bridge is located one mile north and one mile west of Belfield. We are working on the design and the DOT is reviewing the environmental document. The project is scheduled to be bid this fall with construction in 2023. • CP-45(21)01 38th St. Bridge Replacement southwest of Richardton This bridge replacement is not eligible for federal aid and will be paid for with local funds. The project was bid on February 1st with Wilson Construction the low bidder at $152,068.25. Construction began on June 20th and is complete except for erosion control. We have recommended Pay Estimate #2 for $34,149.67. • CP-45(22)02 2022 Stark County Paving The project includes paving 116th Ave north of 39th St., a portion of 36th St. east of Dickinson, and the Copperleaf subdivision east of Dickinson. The project was bid on May 5th with Mayo Construction the low bidder at $1,123,724.00. Construction began on July 19 and is expected to be complete by mid-August. • CP-45(22)01 32nd St and 107th Ave Grading northeast of Dickinson The general scope of work will consist of widening the roadway and graveling in preparation for paving at a later date. The project was bid on June 7th with Hlebechuk Construction the low bidder at $1,376,225.73. A pre-construction meeting has been scheduled for August 9. Construction is expected to begin in late August. STEVE JOSEPHSON - PLANNING & ZONING Josephson presented RZ 10-22 Hunter Allerdings rezoning from Agriculture to Rural Residential, if approved the applicant wishes to build a single-family structure. Both staff and the Planning & Zoning Board recommended approval. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve RZ 10-22 Hunter Allerdings, rezoning from Agriculture to Rural Residential on a 5.00-acre lot located in the NW ¼ of Lot 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, and 12 located in Section 3, Township 140N, Range 97W. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. DICKINSON DIAMONDS SOFTBALL GAMING PERMIT Richard presents a raffle permit application for the Dickinson Diamonds Softball held at the motorsports park. Richard assigned 138 as the permit number. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the Dickinson Diamonds Softball raffle permit. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. ST. STEPHEN CHURCH GAMING PERMIT Richard presents an application from St. Stephen Church, with all of the gaming types listed and the dates of the events listed as July 5, 2022, to June 30, 2023, along with a $10.00 check. The standard is a per event fee of $10.00 and an application needs to be submitted for each event. Richard is looking for the commission’s guidance to accept this application for all events or to require them to submit separate applications and fees for each event. Marsh states that the City charges $10.00 per single event or $25.00 for a year with all dates included on the application. Richard states the forms have been updated and they state per event, but this application was submitted before the update. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To charge $10.00 for a single event and $25.00 for a yearly rate, with all event dates listed and if another date comes up then another $10.00 single event permit would need to be applied for. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Messer - aye, Franchuk – nay, Zander – nay. Chairman Arthaud - Aye. Motion Carried. Zander feels this is an Attorney General form from the state and that any deviation we make needs to be approved by the Attorney General’s office. Richard advises that the NDCC shows a fee range listed and she states the attorney general is not concerned with the fee, they are looking at the gaming and that it is not in conflict with a charity or something that may be there or provide gaming. Marsh suggests Richard check with the attorney general office before calling the church. Richard states she will do so. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander To establish a committee of Franchuk and Engelstad to review this permit procedure and make some recommendations to the commission on whether we need to have a formal policy in place for this purpose, so it is fair for everybody. DISPOSITION: Zander withdraws his motion. Arthaud further states that we want to make sure this is legit, and asks Messer as the State’s Attorney portfolio holder, to visit with Engelstad and make sure this is legit. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL RAFFLE PERMIT MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the Lefor Knights of Columbus Council permit. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. BREAK 9:50 AM to 10:05 AM FAIRGROUNDS HILL LEVELING FUNDS MATCH Arthaud states this was tabled at a previous meeting and asked Lisa Heiser to come up to the podium. Messer states there is no written documentation of the transfer once the contractors did all that work, that it was mostly verbal and he wanted to get some background on this. He visited with a couple of former commissioners and a couple of contractors who were involved, and it was in their opinion kind of ambiguous. He would like this building funding to come before the commission as one request, instead of being segmented. Heiser states the amount the contractors donated to level the hill is $1.3 million. She states the park board and commission said to level the hill and she went out and asked the contractors to do this as a community event and they did. The contractors had the understanding and what we pitched to them, is if you donate this then we can start the building much quicker because of these dollars. Heiser states prior Chairman Kuntz made the statement that we should take this money and move it over to the fair board – there was never a motion that was made it was just a statement. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Arthaud To transfer $1.3 million out of the general fund to the fairground’s special projects account. DISCUSSION: Franchuk states that until the university fairground is decided, this may be premature and we should wait to see what happens with that and then decide on the money. Messer states we don’t have enough information on this project yet, we have a ballpark figure of what this project will run – there are a lot of moving parts for us to transfer $1.3 million - let’s find out what the project is, and then we can transfer this in the future if needed. There is no immediate need to transfer this at this point. Arthaud thinks we need to transfer and that the contractors did this with the understanding that this would be transferred. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Messer - nay, Franchuk – nay, Zander – nay Chairman Arthaud - Aye. Motion Failed. KAREN RICHARD - CD’S RENEWED IN JULY Richard advised there are 3 CDs to be renewed in July and all are being renewed at Cornerstone Bank at 1.25% for 12 months. KAREN RICHARD – DICKINSON POLLING CENTER FOR GENERAL ELECTION Richard reports polling locations for the primary election were Richardton and Belfield City Halls, the BAC, and the mall. Richard advised as we have to pay to use the mall location, she spoke with them and we are not going to be using the mall for the general election as we can use our facility, the Dakota Room in the Social Service building, for no charge. Richard asked the commission, because of the low voter turnout, would the commission be open to having just one voting location in Dickinson at the BAC. We would double the staff there and have just one facility open in Dickinson. Richard reports the mall was around $1500 – $1700 for the primary. The BAC is currently not charging anything for their facility. The primary election cost for approximately 3,000 voters was $10.42 a vote. Messer thinks the mall is convenient and the rent is not a big part of the cost. Lee states that with marijuana on the ballot is the BAC big enough and with the BAC and the weather people may have to stand outside. Messer thinks we should take the path that allows the easiest way for people to vote. Arthaud states the mall is easy to access for people to vote. DISPOSITION: Richard will see if the mall is available for the general. SHERRY ADAMS – SW DISTRICT HEALTH Adams addressed the SW District Health 2023 budget and they are in a hold even mill levy request. The SW District Health 2023 budget hearing is scheduled August 23 meeting where 3 commissioners will be needed for a quorum. They can hold even one more year, as the staff has worked on COVID response so they were able to take that out of the grant instead of general dollars and the 28 health units are going to the legislators to try to get an increase in state aid to try to take some of the burdens off of the counties. RILEY KUNTZ – 2019 AUDIT FINDINGS QUESTIONS/CONCERNS Kuntz addressed the commission by commenting on the 2019 state audit findings, the budget along with the salary of the State’s Attorney, and he also addressed the commission on excessive property taxes. Messer responded that there are 3 public meetings regarding the budget coming up that he invites the public to attend: August 4, 2022, a preliminary budget meeting not yet set, and then October 6, 2022. He also states that the taxes the county has levied in dollars over the past years has gone down. For the 2022 budget, the mils were reduced by 5 which was approximately a million dollars that were not taxed. KAREN RICHARD – OUTSTANDING CHECKS Richard presented one outstanding check over a year old for $16.85 to be canceled and turned over to the unclaimed property. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To cancel check number 91980 for $16.85. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Zander - aye, Marsh – aye, Franchuk – aye Chairman Arthaud - Aye. Motion Carried. KAREN RICHARD – 2023 BUDGET PREPARATION DISCUSSION Kelly Braun, Dickinson Airport manager, addressed the commission requesting a local match for a project. There are 2 grants that the airport received state funding and he is asking for a local match for the terminal concept budget report and to purchase some additional SRE, the local match is for $44,583.00. The city is also matching this amount. Funds are needed approximately in the 2nd quarter of 2023. Richard advises this request will be added to all of the other requests we have received throughout the year and will be approved / unapproved when the budget is approved. Richard also asks the commission to guide what they would like to see for salaries, so she can provide numbers on the preliminary budget. Messer states we are in high inflationary times, and he thought for discussion that we throw out a percent and give a one-time cola payment out of ARPA. Arthaud states other counties pay full health insurance, and we could look at that. Messer would like to see a 5% plus $1500 bonus for discussion. Arthaud would like to see 4%, 5%, and 6% increases for review. CARLA ARTHAUD – MEETING TIMES Arthaud states she has been approached by the public and they would like to see the commission meeting times changed to be in the evening. Zander suggests that this wait until the new commission forms at the end of the year and then they can set the time. Cindy Schaff-Ewoniuk stated the public has been asking about changing the meeting time for 4 years as we as taxpayers would like to be present at the meetings. Marsh states there are going to be conflicts no matter what day or time we set. Messer advises we have tried to deal with accessibility by broadcasting on YouTube and the phone-in number. Richard states we are looking at moving over our systems to pay bills and would like the commission to do 2 meetings a month and maybe have one in the morning and one in the evening. Commissioner Zander made MOTION to adjourn at 11:12 AM, Commissioner Messer SECONDED, Adjourned. Karen Richard, Auditor Carla Arthaud, Chairman (Oct. 5, 2022) 107747
IN THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, COUNTY OF STARK IN THE DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHWEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT The Money Source Inc., Plaintiff, v. Zachary J. Griffin and Canvas Credit Union d/b/a Public Service Credit Union and DCI Credit Services, Inc. and State of North Dakota acting by and through the Department of Human Services, Child Support Division and State of North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner and all persons unknown, claiming any estate or interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon, the real estate described in the complaint, and any person in possession, Defendants. SUMMONS CIVIL NUMBER: 45-2022-CV-00582 THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: 1. To the above-mentioned Defendants including all persons unknown, claiming any estate or interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon, the real estate described in the complaint. 2. You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the Complaint in this action, which is herewith served upon you, by serving upon the undersigned a copy of an Answer or other proper response within twenty-one (21) days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. 3. If you fail to do so, Judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 4. This Summons and Complaint will be filed with the Clerk of this Court. 5. This action relates to the foreclosure of a mortgage upon the following described real property in the County of Stark, State of North Dakota: Lot Five (5), Block Four (4), Heart River Subdivision, located in the SE1/4 of Section 9, Township 139 North, Range 96 West, 5th Principal Meridian, Stark County, North Dakota. Property Address: 648 3rd Avenue SW, Dickinson, ND 58601 6. The Plaintiff is not seeking a personal judgment against the above-named Defendants. Dated this 23rd day of August, 2022 /s/ Emily Walter Emily Walter Halliday, Watkins & Mann, P.C. 376 East 400 South, Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Tel: 801-355-2886 Email: emily@hwmlawfirm.com Bar Number: 09644 HWM: ND10847 (Oct. 5, 12 & 19, 2022) 107613
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF STARK IN DISTRICT COURT SOUTHWEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Arleth Andrea Hernandez Arias, Plaintiff, v. Kyle Anthony Suave, Defendant. Case No. 45-2022-DM-00182 AMENDED SUMMONS [¶1] The State of North Dakota to the above-named Defendant: [¶2] You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the Complaint in this action, which is filed herein on the 27th day of September, 2022, by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within thirty-five (35) days after the date of first publication of the Summons. If you fail to do so, Judgment by Default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. [¶3] NOTICE OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING PROVISIONS [¶4] Under Rule 8.4 of the North Dakota Rules of Court, upon service of this Summons, you, and your party, are bound by the retrains following: (1) Neither party shall dispose of, sell, encumber, or otherwise dissipate any of the parties’ assets, except: a. For necessities of life or for the necessary generation of income or preservation of assets; or b. For retaining counsel to carry on or to contest the proceeding. If a party disposes of, sells, encumbers, or otherwise dissipates assets during the interim period, that party shall provide to the other party an accounting within 30 days. (2) Neither party shall harass the other party. (3) All currently available insurance coverage must be maintained and continued without change in coverage or beneficiary designation. (4) Neither party shall remove any of their minor children from North Dakota without the written consent of the other party or order of the Court except for temporary periods. IF EITHER PARTY VIOLATES ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, THAT PARTY MAY BE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. Dated: 09/27/2022 /s/ Thomas F. Murtha IV Thomas F. Murtha IV (ID #06984) Attorney for Plaintiff 135 Sims Street, Suite 217 PO Box 1111 Dickinson, ND 58601-1111 Tel: (701) 227-0146 murthalawoffice@gmail.com (Oct. 5, 12 & 19, 2022) 107491
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STARK COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of P. DORINE GABBERT, aka PHYLLIS D. GABBERT, aka DORINE GABBERT, deceased Probate No. 45-2022-PR-00111 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to Daniel L. Gabbert, as Personal Representative of the Estate of P. Dorine Gabbert, aka Phyllis D. Gabbert, aka Dorine Gabbert., at P. O. Box 1173, Dickinson, North Dakota 58602-1173, or filed with the Court. Dated this 2nd day of September, 2022. Personal Representative: /s/ Daniel L. Gabbert Daniel L. Gabbert Kubik, Bogner, Ridl & Selinger Attn: Jordan L. Selinger #08454 P. O. Box 1173 Dickinson, ND 58602-1173 Attorneys for the Personal Representative (Oct. 5, 12 & 19, 2022) 107365
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Justin Boersma is seeking bids for an agricultural barn which includes labor and/or materials. Please call Justin at 701-290-1767 for specifications. The sealed bids will be received by Justin Boersma by October 28, 2022 at 5 pm. Please send bids to 9886 43rd St SW Gladstone, ND 58630. Date bid closing at 30 days from time of advertised publication. (Oct. 5, 2022) 106869
REGULAR MEETING DICKINSON CITY COMMISSION September 20, 2022 I CALL TO ORDER President Scott Decker called the meeting to order at 4:30 PM. II. ROLL CALL Present were: President Scott Decker, Vice President John Odermann and Commissioners Jason Fridrich, Suzi Sobolik and Robert Baer Absent: None 1.ORDER OF BUSINESS MOTION BY: Robert Baer SECONDED BY: Suzi Sobolik To approve the September 20, 2022 Order of Business as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 2. CONSENT AGENDA MOTION BY: Jason Fridrich SECONDED BY: John Odermann A. Approval of meeting minutes dated September 6, 2022 B. Approval of Accounts Payable, Commerce Bank and Checkbook DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 3. ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE A. Pledge of Allegiance Discussion City Administrator Dustin Dassinger states the city would like to add to the agenda the Pledge of Allegiance. This is a short oath spoken by Americans as a patriotic gesture expressing pride in the United States of America. B. Monthly Financial Report Accountant Robby Morey presents the monthly financial report. As of the end of August shows total unassigned cash is $8,912,415; investments with no changes; hospitality tax shows no changes, occupancy tax is slightly down but oil impact is significantly higher. General fund is 70% collected and expenses are 61% spent. MOTION BY: Robert BaerSECONDED BY: Suzi Sobolik To approve the monthly financial report. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed C. Proclamations: 1. Fire Prevention Week President Scott Decker presents Fire Prevention Week proclamation. He states fire prevention week will be celebrated from October 9-15, 2022. MOTION BY: John Odermann SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich To approve Fire Prevention Week Proclamation. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 2. Manufacturing Day in Dickinson President Scott Decker presents Manufacturing Day in Dickinson to be October 12, 2022. President Decker reads the proclamation. Eric Kittelson thanks President Decker and Commissioners. He states Manufacturing Day in Dickinson will be held on October 12, 2022 where 850 SW ND high school students can come and visit all careers. This has started in 2015. MOTION BY: Suzi Sobolik SECONDED BY: Robert Baer To approve the Manufacturing Day in Dickinson Proclamation DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed D. Report: 1. HR Monthly Report HR Coordinator Shelly Nameniuk updates the commissioners on the open positions for the month for the City of Dickinson. 4. PUBLIC SAFETY A. Fire Department 1. Reports: None B. Police Department 1. SRO MOU Interim Police Chief Joe Cianni presents a School Resource Officer contract which was re-evaluated in January, 2022. Dickinson Public Schools normally would cover the cost of all three officers but at this time finances do not work out therefore they are requesting to renegotiate the contract to pay 77% of the cost of the officers and the city would pay 33% of the officers. This contract would go into effect on 1/1/2023 MOTION BY: Jason Fridrich SECONDED BY: Suzi Sobolik To approve the School Resource Officers MOU as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 2. Reports: 1. Monthly Report Interim Police Chief Joe Cianni states there were 2,306 calls for service for the month which is slightly down with 18,822 calls for service year-to-date. There were 318 traffic stops, 52 total accidents, 195 arrests which were significantly higher. Chief Cianni feels this is due to the economic downturn with a lot of transient traffic. There were a lot of odd cases of drug induced and mental health. He states the detectives were called out 15 times for August. CID had 86 new cases and the numerous motor vehicle thefts. There were 104 behavioral health related calls. He also discusses training, animal shelter, and community relations. Chief Cianni states that there was one promotion of Corporal Cori Wallace. 5. ENGINEERING A. Public Hearing – Rezoning Request – Klewin Interim City Administrator Dustin Dassinger presents a rezoning request for Klewin Subdivision which is from AG to RR at 3608 116th Avenue SW. Administrator Dassinger states there have been no changes from first reading. MOTION BY: Robert Baer SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich To approve second reading and final passage of Ordinance #1760. ORDINANCE NO. __1760 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DISTRICT ZONING MAP FOR REZONING AND RECLASSIFYING DESIGNATED LOTS, BLOCKS OR TRACTS OF LAND WITHIN THE ZONING JURISDICTION OF THE, CITY OF DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 2. Rezoning Request – Klewin Interim City Administrator Dustin Dassinger presents Klewin Subdivision to be rezone from RR to AG. This is parcel is 22 acres. Administrator Dassinger presents this ordinance for a second reading with no changes from the first reading. MOTION BY: Jason Fridrich SECONDED BY: John Odermann To approve second reading and final passage of Ordinance #1761. ORDINANCE NO. __1761 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DISTRICT ZONING MAP FOR REZONING AND RECLASSIFYING DESIGNATED LOTS, BLOCKS OR TRACTS OF LAND WITHIN THE ZONING JURISDICTION OF THE, CITY OF DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 6. PUBLIC WORKS A. Reports 1. Monthly Report Operations Manager Dave Clem updates the commission on the town square along with other projects such as the mausoleum which is coming along very well. He states the erosion issue by Holiday Station Store will be getting fixed once all the easements are received. He also discusses the water main and lead line service replacements and states this project went very well. The city will receive a 90% loan forgiveness up to $40,000. Manager Clem discusses special events such as backyard bucks and others. He states there were 167 service requests through OpWorks. There were several requests for street sweeping. There was approximately 800,000 gallons of water sold this year. 7. PLANNING A. Final Plat – Southfork Acres Subdivision Assistant City Engineer Loretta Marshik presents a final plat for Southfork Acres Subdivision. A 93.27-acre property is located at 48 20th Street SW in the City of Dickinson’s Extraterritorial Zone and it is zoned Agricultural. The proposed plat has two lots, Lot 1 Block 1 would consist of 27.06 acres and it has been developed with a single-family residence. Proposed Lot 1 Block 2 would consist of 61.22 acres and it is currently undeveloped. City staff recommends approval. MOTION BY: John Odermann SECONDED BY: Robert Baer Adopt Resolution No. 30-2022. RESOLUTION NO. __30-2022 A RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL PLAT ENTITLED THE SOUTHFORK ACRES SUBDIVISION STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 8. BUILDING/CODE ENFORCEMENT Reports: None 9. PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENTS NOT ON AGENDA – 5:00 P.M. A. Public Hearing – Proposed 2023 Budget Deputy City Administrator presents the proposed 2023 budget which shows the general budget to increase 13%; general fund transfer from GPT is $4.2 million which is a 17% increase. Deputy City Administrator Carlson states the 2023 General Fund Expenses would be $ 25,405,074 which is an increase of 13.16%; 2023 General Fund Expenses of $4,229,717 which is an increase of 17.06%. Ms. Carlson highlights why the increase to include a 2% merit plus 4% COLA to compensation study, health insurance of 15% increase, additional positions, and the downtown square with additional personnel. She does state the county decides on the valuation of the mills. The city does incorporate 4 mills to the airport and 4 mills to the library. President Scott Decker opens the public hearing at 5:09 p.m. Hearing no comments, the public hearing is closed at 5:10 p.m. and the following motion is made. MOTION BY: Robert Baer SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich To approve first reading of Ordinance #1762 ORDINANCE NO. __1762 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION AND TAX LEVY AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED “THE 2023 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION AND TAX LEVY” APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF MONEY NECESSARY TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES OF THE CITY OF DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA, AND MAKING THE ANNUAL TAX LEVY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2023 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2023, INCLUSIVE. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed B. Roosevelt Custer Regional Presentation Roosevelt Custer Regional Executive Director Teran Doerr states Roosevelt Custer Regional is one of 8 economic and community development programs. The primary function of Roosevelt Custer is to have development around a larger geographical area. The counties included are Stark, Dunn, Golden Valley, Adams, Slope and Hettinger. They have received a $100,000 grant to start the council back up again. Ms. Doerr state there is a little under a million dollars for loan funds. These funds are used to help small businesses grow. She states if the region is stronger so are the cities. Ms. Doerr states the Roosevelt Custer Region needs the City of Dickinson as a hub for Bowman to survive. E. Airport 2023 Budget and Depositories Airport Manager Kelly Braun presents to the commission the 2023 Airport Budget. Manager Braun states the 2023 proposed budget is $1,316,246. He states enplanements have been right on track for 2022 at 20,000 this year which is slightly ahead of 2022. The enplanements have been picking up to around 2,000 for the past two months. MOTION BY: John Odermann SECONDED BY: Robert Baer To approve the Dickinson Municipal Airport for 2023. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed F. Public Hearing – New Sales Tax Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson along with city staff proposes a new sales tax for the city of Dickinson. She states the current sales tax is 6.5% and the city would like to raise the tax 1%. No tax would be on food or medication. She states the proposal would require a vote of the people in November. The proposed change would reduce property tax. President Scott Decker states the tax would beef up the quality of life features and continue to recruit to make Dickinson a better place to live. He states the sales tax increase would be in place when the presidential library would be open. These funds would help offset the cost of infrastructure and property tax relief to citizens. President Scott Decker opens the public hearing at 5:36 p.m. Hearing no public comment, the public hearing is closed at 5:37 p.m. F. Public Comments not on Agenda None. 10. COMMISSION ADJOURNMENT MOTION BY: Suzi Sobolik SECONDED BY: John Odermann Adjournment of the meeting 6:00 P.M. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote… Aye 0, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed. OFFICIAL MINUTES PREPARED BY: Rita Binstock, Assistant to City Administrator APPROVED BY: Dustin Dassinger, Interim City Administrator Scott Decker, President Board of City Commissioners Date: October 4, 2022 ADVANTAGE CREDIT BUREAU $140.00 APEX $26,496.64 ARAMARK UNIFORM & CAREER APPAREL GROUP, INC $1,144.47 AUTO VALUE, APH STORE $73.97 BADLANDS TRUCK WASH $45.00 BAGGATTA, JENNIFER $104.87 BAILEY, JOANNE $141.87 BAKER & TAYLOR CO (GA) $28.50 BALCO UNIFORM - POLICE ACCOUNT $246.18 BATES AARON $157.50 BECKER, DANA $888.05 BENTZ AUTO BODY $1,946.43 BERGER ELECTRIC INC $4,031.79 BIG HORN TIRE, INC $8,640.20 BOLLINGER, ALI $49.00 BOUND TREE MEDICAL LLC $527.29 BRAUN DISTRIBUTING $59.70 BRAVERA INSURANCE $518.00 BROWN, DAN $198.00 BURESH, KAREN $261.70 BUTLER MACHINERY CO $490.79 CARQUEST AUTO PARTS STORES $349.86 CENGAGE LEARNING $148.44 CLAWSON STEVEN $375.00 CLEAN SWEEP VACUUM CENTER $4,267.99 COLDSPRING $390.00 CONSOLIDATED COMM CORP $4,978.57 COVENANT LEGAL GROUP $607.50 DACOTAH PAPER CO $212.11 DAKOTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC $221.99 DIAMOND H RENTALS $400.00 DICKINSON TIRE INC $2,225.34 DIEHL, DAN $24.58 DONS FILTER & FURNACES UNLIMITED $233.64 DTE INC-DICKINSON TRUCK EQUIP $4,500.00 EAST END AUTO (POLICE) $350.00 ELDER CARE $17,083.34 ELECTRIC SALES & SERVICE INC $288.60 EVOQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES LLC $19,228.00 FEDERAL EXPRESS $31.41 FLEETMIND SOLUTIONS INC. $1,015.00 FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO. $1,109.10 FOUR SEASONS TROPHIES $49.94 GENERAL STEEL & SUPPLY $94.04 GOOSENECK IMPLEMENT $629.65 GRAND FORKS FIRE EQUIPMENT $282.50 GT ARCHITECTURE $4,000.00 HARRISON, ADAM & DANIELLE $385.38 HARVEST READY LAWN CARE $1,000.00 HAYNES, MELBYE LAW OFFICE PLLC $580.00 HC3 $1,021.05 HEART RIVER VOICE $140.00 HIRSCHFELD, JOSEPH $1,347.53 IBS, INC—INDUSTRIAL BOLT & SUPPLY $79.95 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT $655.40 INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS LLC $54.22 JEROMES DISTRIBUTING INC $74.25 JMZ CONSULTING $247.50 JOHNSON CONTROLS FIRE PROTECTION LP $384.00 JUST-IN GLASS $357.97 KLJ ENGINEERING LLC $69,143.45 KOLLING & KOLLING INC $264,113.10 KUBIK JESSE $157.50 LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES INC. $26,706.44 LANGUAGE LINK $20.41 MAC’S HARDWARE $92.83 MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM $23,500.00 MANNING CEMETARY $170.00 MANNS PLUMBING & HEATING $173.13 MATTHEW BENDER & CO INC. $28.08 MENARDS $10.56 MESSER, KELLEY $60.67 MIDWEST DOORS INC $2,070.00 MIDWEST TAPE $420.09 MINNESOTA VALLEY TESTING LAB INC $2,015.78 MINOT DAILY NEWS $260.00 MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITY $5,772.61 MOTT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT $1,200.00 ND FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION $102.48 NDBOA $335.00 NELSON INTERNATIONAL $338.85 NEW HRADEC PARK BOARD $2,800.00 NEWBY’S ACE HARDWARE $120.97 NEWMAN SIGNS INC $163.36 NITSCH, KYLE & SHARI $40.56 NORTHWEST TIRE INC $923.96 PARADISE DRY CLEANERS, LLC $61.96 PRAIRIE AUTO PARTS INC $27.38 PRECISE FLEET MANAGEMENT $621.00 PRINCIPAL INSURANCE COMPANY $15,521.28 PUMP SYSTEMS LLC $85.50 QUADIENT - POSTAGE FUNDING $500.00 QUALITY QUICK PRINT INC $1,412.62 R & J COMMUNICATIONS $79.20 RED ROCK FORD OF DICKINSON $67.50 ROCKY PLETAN HANDYMAN SERVICES $2,000.00 ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE $23,571.41 RUMMEL HELEN $171.74 RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC $337.42 SANFORD HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE DIVISION $2,530.50 SANITATION PRODUCTS $4,430.17 SCHLABSZ DOROTHY $256.45 SERVICE PRINTERS $1,125.80 SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO $50.37 SOUTHWEST GRAIN(BULK) $4,491.00 SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY $52.45 SPEE DEE DELIVERY SERVICE, INC $90.08 STARK COUNTY AUDITOR $319.33 STARK DEVELOPMENT CORP $62,500.00 STREICHER’S $471.99 SW VICTIM WITNESS PROGRAM $1,095.00 SWMCC-PRISONER HOUSING $9,937.50 TITAN MACHINERY $746.20 TMI STORAGE SYSTEMS CORP $1,955.00 TOTAL SAFETY US INC $71.55 TRACKER MANAGEMENT $2,695.12 TRANSUNION RISK AND ALTERNATIVE $175.00 TRITECH FORENSICS $185.97 TULIUS BAILEY $122.50 VERIZON WIRELESS $4,731.33 VIKING GLASS OF ND INC $95.00 WALLACE CORI $157.50 WALLACE, DAVID $762.30 WEHNER, DARRYL $367.36 WEST DAKOTA OIL INC $277.20 WEST PLAINS INC $30,750.00 WEX HEALTH INC $872.35 WOLLA NICOLE $206.00 ZENT, JAN $381.06 DICKINSON CONVENTION BUREAU $43,961.04 DICKINSON PARKS & REC $26,008.00 DICKINSON TR AIRPORT $1,150.15 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & RAPE CENTER $9,337.95 MOUNTAIN-PLAINS YOUTH SERVICES COALITION $35,009.01 (Oct/ 5, 2022) 106460
SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING DICKINSON CITY COMMISSION September 16, 2022 1. CALL TO ORDER President Scott Decker called the meeting to order at 7:30 A.M. 2. ROLL CALL Present were: President Scott Decker, Vice President John Odermann, Commissioners Jason Fridrich, Suzi Sobolik and Robert Baer 3. TIMETABLE AGENDA 1. City Administrator Contract President Scott Decker presents the contract for the new City Administrator Dustin Dassinger. Neither City Commissioners nor Dustin Dassinger had any questions or concerns about the contract. MOTION BY: Jason Fridrich SECONDED BY: John Odermann To approve the City Administrator’s contract as presented and provided to Dustin Dassinger. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed 4.ADJOURNMENT MOTION BY: Suzi Sobolik SECONDED BY: Robert Baer Adjournment of the meeting 7:35 A.M. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote… Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed. OFFICIAL MINUTES PREPARED BY: Rita Binstock, Assistant to City Administrator APPROVED BY: Dustin Dassinger, City Administrator Scott Decker, President Board of City Commissioners Date: October 4, 2022 (Oct. 5, 2022) 106459
WORK SESSION MEETING DICKINSON CITY COMMISSION September 20, 2022 1. CALL TO ORDER President Scott Decker called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM. 2. ROLL CALL Commissioners Jason Fridrich, Suzi Sobolik and Robert Baer Absent: None 3. TIMETABLE AGENDA 1. 2023 Proposed Budget Accountant Robbie Morey discusses the 2023 budget with the general fund expense of $25,403,774 which is 13% over the 2022 budget. He will update the commission on the 2023 one time expenses that are in the budget. He discusses the $4.2 GPT transfer and states this year they plan on using $800,000 to get to the 25% to balance the general fund. They will use 17% increase of GPT transfer in 2023. The cause of the increase is the 2% merit and 4% COLA increase along with health insurance at 15%, downtown square increase and additional personnel. He states there is around $840,000 impact from wage increases. Commissioner John Odermann discusses the 2% merit increase and performance increases. Commissioner Odermann is wondering if the city is getting what they are looking for out of the evaluations and to place people where want to work. Administrator Dustin Dassinger states the city is working on the evaluation plan. HR Coordinator Nameniuk could presents at a future meeting of the evaluation procedure. Accountant Robbie Morey reviews personnel requests for 2023. President Scott Decker questions about the Assessing Department not feeling safe enough to do the job and actually do their job going into homes by themselves, so they are not doubling up. He is questioning if the city is still dealing with that issue. He does not feel the city needs to have people doubling up to do the same job. Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson states if the commissioners see two people together is because they are in training. Accountant Robbie Morey continues with the personnel request for 2023, capital equipment requests and CIP projects. President Scott Decker states Senator Hoeven and others will be coming to Dickinson to discuss Patterson Lake. Accountant Robbie Morey discusses the annual street maintenance funding of $6.5 million. Assistant City Engineer Loretta Marshik discusses the need for a construction manager for projects as there are quite a few projects. Public Works Director Gary Zuroff feels a construction manager could fill the roll of overseeing the number of projects the city has. Accountant Robbie Morey states the city’s plan is to use the 50% of the 1% sales tax to pay for IT projects to connect to the PSC from city hall. Commissioner John Odermann suggests if the city does build a new fire station to place into the budget the new fiber needed. Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson presents the subsidy requests. She states Stark Development’s contract is due on 12/31/22 and she proposes the budget of $600,000 and $150,000 for matching for grant applications. President Scott Decker states he likes the city match grant to have Stark Development utilize the funding the city is contributing. This is an incentive to Stark Development to solicit applicants. Commissioner John Odermann visits about the cash in lieu for parks and where does the funding go to. He states there is a young community and they do not have any parks in their areas. He states Prairie Rose School is suppose to be the park for the entire north part of town. He is asking to build community play grounds for kids. City Administrator Dustin Dassinger has already been in the process of visiting with Parks and Rec in regards to the cash they are receiving in lieu of parks. Administrator Dassinger will present this at a future date. Commissioner Jason Fridrich states Parks and Rec took the cash in lieu of as they did not want to build any more parks as they did not have the staff to take care of them. This does not help neighborhoods if they do not have parks in them. City Attorney Christina Wenko states the city could create something and take it to the P&Z and the Commission to hold parks and rec to their commitment. Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson presents two options on how to lower the GPT transfer. One option would use ARPA funding for wages compensation as this funding was originally for funding of employees. ARPA funding came a year after entities had their payroll to keep going, services had to keep going and the ARPA funding was intended to use it for wages. Secondly the city could lower the cash in general fund reserve to try and keep it 25% to make sure the city has reserve in the general fund. She states whatever is taken out of another fund it just elevates stress on GPT. Deputy City Administrator Carlson states the city will adjust the ordinance for public hearing this evening. President Scott Decker states if ARPA funding is used this just defers the cost for another year. ARPA is for community development. He discusses the Hagen football field and that it could be turned into a sledding hill. This would be giving something back to the community, green space. Also, to address some of the park issues. Commissioner John Odermann discusses Building and Sites and the increase of $400,000 and why does not the cost come out of enterprise. He does not like 13% either and feels it could be cut down 2%. He discusses the health insurance as we have just a best guess at this time. ARPA funding is a one time fix. President Scott Decker states there are ongoing challenges of ambulance services in town and unless something changes this is going to be an issue. He feels some of the funding should be used for betterment projects. He states there is a good influx of cash this year and above average oil money coming in and don’t see it going away anytime soon. He would like to keep building quality of life projects. 4. ADJOURNMENT MOTION BY: John Odermann SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich Adjournment of the meeting 3:30 P.M. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote… Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed. OFFICIAL MINUTES PREPARED BY: Rita Binstock, Assistant to City Administrator APPROVED BY: Dustin Dassinger, City Administrator Scott Decker, President Board of City Commissioners Date: October 4, 2022 (Oct. 5, 2022) 106457