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Official Proceedings November 3, 2020 8:00 am Chairman Kuntz called the meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners to order.

Official Proceedings
November 3, 2020
8:00 am
Chairman Kuntz called the meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners to order. Members present Commissioner Franchuk, Commissioner Zander by phone and Commissioner Arthaud. The meeting was open to the public.
Agenda
Chairman Kuntz asked for any changes to the agenda. Commissioner Arthaud added Auditor. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the agenda with the additions. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All vote aye. Motion carried.
Minutes
The October 6, 2020 Board of County Commissioner's meeting minutes were presented. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the October 6, 2020 Board of County Commissioner's meeting minutes as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All voted aye. Motion carried. The October 15, 2020 Board of County Commissioner's meeting minutes were presented. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the October 15, 2020 Board of County Commissioner's meeting minutes as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Accounts Payable
Discussion was held Commissioner Arthaud asked about attorney bills and where they were on the resolution and what fund they were coming out of. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Elkin To approve the accounts payable with the supplement as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All vote aye. Motion carried.
9-1-1 Equipment: ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, INC, $23.60; BERGER ELECTRIC INC, $2,108.90; CDW GOVERNMENT INC, $228.95; CONSOLIDATED,$37.03
10 MIL: CASHMAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPING LLC, $1,275; KADRMAS, LEE & JACKSON, INC., $590.51
24/7 Fund: OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, $2,625; VERIZON WIRELESS, $42.04; WALMART BUSINESS/SYNCB, $26.65
Capital Improvements: BG EXCAVATION INC, $4,900; I.KEATING FURNITURE WORLD, $1,779.95; JLG ARCHITECTS, $14,671.72; SCULL CONSTRUCTION SERVICE INC, $758,972.31; STEFFAN SAW & BIKE, $620.94
Cops Grant: PAYROLL, $3,094.12
County Agent: PAYROLL, $5,974.31; CONSOLIDATED, $161.32; NDSU EXTENSION SERVICE, $12,851.66; SHARON KICKERTZ-GERBIG, $169; XEROX CORPORATION, $339.39
County Jail: SWMCCC, $173,880.36
County Roads: 3D SPECIALTIES INC, $9,950.81; AMERICAN BANK CENTER, $76,705.08; ARAMARK, $113.90; BELFIELD AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY, $5.88; BIG HORN TIRE INC, $6,948; BOLTZ CONSTRUCTION INC, $3,552; BRAUN DISTRIBUTING, $45.35; BUCKSHOT SPRAYING SERVICE LLC, $34,151.64; BUTLER MACHINERY COMPANY, $317,510.46; CENTURY LINK, $66.02; CERTIFIED POWER INC, $33.90; CITY OF BELFIELD, $33; CITY OF DICKINSON, $28.44; CITY OF DICKINSON, $107.40; CITY OF RICHARDTON, $102.68; CONSOLIDATED, $48.09; DAKOTA FILTER SUPPLY, $34.55; DAKOTA SIGNWERKS, $8; DAKOTA TOOL & MACHINE INC, $140; DECKER SUPPLY LLC, $225; DICKINSON STEEL BUILDERS, $150,976; DICKINSON SUPPLY, INC, $67.50; DICKINSON SUPPLY, INC, $132.76; DUSTBUSTERS ENTERPRISES INC, $55,177; E SERVICES LLC, $2,130; EDWARD H SCHWARTZ CONSTRUCTION INC, $15,604.23; ELECTRIC SALES & SERVICE, $628.33; FASTENAL COMPANY, $300.23; FERGUSON ENTERPRISES INC, $40.66; FISHER SAND & GRAVEL CO, $229.54; GENERAL STEEL & SUPPLY CO, $26.90; GEORGE'S TIRE SHOP LTD, $3,380; GOOSENECK IMPLEMENT, $114.18; HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING & SURVEYING PLLC, $4,039.50; HUTZ'S WELDING SERVICE & REPAIR LLC, $299.15; I-STATE TRUCK CENTER, $581.22; J & J OPERATING LLC, $1,900.43; JP STEEL & SUPPLY, $1,582.80; KADRMAS, LEE & JACKSON, INC., $588.77; KATHREIN TRUCKING LLC, $4,440; KLEEN THIS, $672; KOHLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC, $278.7; LAWSON PRODUCTS INC, $203; MAC'S INC, $9.41; MDU, $538.33; MDU, $74.95; MENARDS, $307.18; MGM RURAL SANITATION LLC, $213; MID-WEST HOSE & SPECIALTY INC, $80.56; NELSON INTERNATIONAL, $467.85; NORTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, $8.40; NW TIRE INC, $796; PRAIRIE AUTO PARTS INC, $196.08; QUALITY XTERMINATORS, $80; RAY'S AUTO ELECTRIC, $207.18; RDO EQUIPMENT CO, $16,707.33; ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC COOP INC, $1,167; RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC, $44.14; SOUTHWEST GRAIN, $24,732.03; SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY, $18.09; SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY, $77.19; TENNANT SALES & SERVICE COMPANY, $525.49; TRUENORTH STEEL, $7,230.40; TY NEWTON FENCING, $13,272; VAL'S SANITATION, $270; VAL'S SANITATION, $606; VERIZON WIRELESS, $84.08; WALLWORK TRUCK CENTER, $190.35; WEST DAKOTA OIL COMPANY, $22.44; WEST DAKOTA OIL COMPANY, $2,918.46; WEST DAKOTA OIL INC, $200.46; WEST RIVER STRIPING COMPANY, $19,517.12; WESTLIE CROSSROADS TRUCK CENT, $4,038.73; ZONAR SYSTEMS, $198.96
County Weed: PAYROLL, $8,902.69; AGTERRA TECHNOLOGIES INC, $70; CONSOLIDATED, $37.03; JOANN HOFF, $91; VERIZON WIRELESS, $160.04; VISA, $15.96
COVID 19: BRAUN DISTRIBUTING, $544.14; MAC'S INC, $61.46; TEAM LAB, $3,864
E9-1-1: PAYROLL, $7,860.72; CITY OF DICKINSON, $14,499.17; LANGUAGE LINK, $12.31
General: PAYROLL, $450,715.09; ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, INC, $257.23; ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, INC, $735.08; ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, INC, $212.14; AMERICAN INSURANCE CENTER, $368; ARAMARK, $70.99; ARMOR INTERACTIVE, $1,478.5; ARMOR INTERACTIVE, $7,283.52; AXON ENTERPRISES INC, $16,440.50; BALCO UNIFORMS CO INC, $116.40; BALCO UNIFORMS CO INC, $665.32; BELSON OUTDOORS, $39,494.75; BERGER ELECTRIC INC, $2,537.59; BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ND, $319.60; BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS, $234.75; BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS, $42.14; BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS, $149.43; BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS, $209.98; BRAUN DISTRIBUTING, $796.35; BRAUN DISTRIBUTING, $91.40; BRAUN DISTRIBUTING, $4.60; BRITTA HELLAND INC, $161.30; BUCKSHOT SPRAYING SERVICE LLC, $11,792.27; CDW GOVERNMENT INC, $241.82; CDW GOVERNMENT INC, $348.88; CDW GOVERNMENT INC, $197.33; CENTURY LINK, $74; CENTURY LINK, $148; CHARBONNEAU CAR CENTER, $120.20; CITY OF DICKINSON, $1,620; CITY OF DICKINSON, $164.92; CITY OF DICKINSON, $14,499.17; CITY OF DICKINSON, $631.03; CITY OF DICKINSON, $1,955.96; CITY OF DICKINSON, $169.43; CLEAN SWEEP VACUUM CENTER INC, $209.92; CONSOLIDATED, $21.32; CONSOLIDATED, $36.32; CONSOLIDATED, $628.54; CONSOLIDATED, $410.65; DACOTAH PAPER CO, $349.90; DD - ELDRIDGE, KEVIN C, $175; DD - HOFF, JESSE, $175; DD - KLATT, DAVID W, $2,100; DD - KUNTZ, PETER J, $371.45; DD - ZANDER, KENNETH R, $448.5; DEPT OF CORRECTIONS & REHAB, $150; DICKINSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, $725; DICKINSON POLICE DEPARTMENT, $590; DICKINSON TIRE & AUTO SVC CTR , $877.52; DISCOVERY BENEFITS, $82.50; DS SOLUTIONS, $200; ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, $20,523.24; FERGUSON ENTERPRISES INC, $730.52; FORSGREN ASSOCIATES INC, $1,674.52; FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, $90.72; FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, $654.23; FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, $9.24; HUMANA INSURANCE CO, $32.9; ICPC, $125; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT, $33.90; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT, $2,955.95; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT, $5,359.83; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT, $16.75; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT, $17.85; INTAB LLC, $38.02; JERRY & DEBBIE GEIGER, $412.21; JUST-IN GLASS, $110; KIRK ROLL, $1,200; LEC MAINTENANCE, $21,139.43; MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM, $1,800; MATTHEW BENDER & CO INC, $152.43; MDU,3501.29;MDU, $362.39;MDU,135.39; MILLIES STITCHING & CRAFTS, $13; ND DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, $11.50; ND ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, $510; ND NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION, $152.88; ND STATE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, $600; NEWBY'S ACE HARDWARE INC, $62.95; OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR, $26,500; PAMELA F LYNCH, $2,310; PAMELA F LYNCH, $560; POST BOARD, $405; QUALITY XTERMINATORS, $150; RAMKOTA HOTEL BISMARCK, $864; RED ROCK FORD OF DICKINSON INC, $42,500; ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC COOP INC, $187.72; RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC, $65.74; SANFORD HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, $613; SAX MOTOR CO, $304.56; SBM INC, $110; SBM INC, $127.92; SBM INC, $26.69; SBM INC, $336.27; SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY, $51.51; STUTSMAN COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE, $123.50; SUPERIOR WATER TREATMENT, $8; SUPERIOR WATER TREATMENT, $51; T-REX CONOCO INC, $22.26; T-REX CONOCO INC, $349.50; THE UPS STORE, $26.09; THE UPS STORE, $27.60; THOMSON REUTERS - WEST, $144.20; TRANSUNION RISK & ALTERNATIVE, $50; TYLER BUSINESS FORMS, $292.36; VERIZON WIRELESS, $84.08; VERIZON WIRELESS, $40.01; VERIZON WIRELESS, $1,994.20; VERIZON WIRELESS, $42.04; VIKING GLASS OF ND INC, $3,680; VISA, $468.26; VISA, $153.28; VISA, $84.60; VISA, $135; VISA, $33.11; WALMART BUSINESS/SYNCB, $16.24; WALMART BUSINESS/SYNCB, $151.83; WALMART BUSINESS/SYNCB, $71.79; WALMART BUSINESS/SYNCB, $46.25; WALMART BUSINESS/SYNCB, $19.68; WELLCARE, $50.10; WELLS FARGO VENDOR FIN SERV, $254.37; WEST RIVER STRIPING COMPANY, $3,055.75; WEX BANK, $53.37; WEX BANK, $145.22; WEX BANK, $7,587.82; XEROX CORPORATION, $184.53; XEROX CORPORATION, $23.02
Highway Distribution: PAYROLL, $182,665.13; BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ND, $522.20; ND ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, $63; SANFORD HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, $90
Impaired Driving Grant: PAYROLL, $597.12
Other Reimbursements: AMERICAN BANK CENTER, $5,000; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT, $135; TRUENORTH STEEL, $7,230.40
Overtime Grant: PAYROLL, $142.80
Siren Contingency: ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC COOP INC, $372.67
Social Services: BERTIE GUSTAFSON, $750; BRAUN DISTRIBUTING, $96.65; CITY OF DICKINSON, $768.68; CONSOLIDATED, $1,171.27; MDU, $799.10; MDU, $1,517.56; NEWBY'S ACE HARDWARE INC, $13.49; PITNEY BOWES INC, $41.53; RECORD KEEPERS, $41.50; RESERVE ACCOUNT, $4,000; SBM INC, $418.33; TEMP RIGHT SERVICES INC, $115; VISA, $11
Special Operations - Sheriff: AMERICAN INSURANCE CENTER, $184; VISA, $21.99
State Reimbursements: JASON ZECCHINI, $25; JENNY REA, $25; JEREMY M MOSER, $25; TYLER MAHONEY, $25; TYLER MAHONEY, $25
Veteran's Service Office: PAYROLL, $12,747.24; BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS, $167.98; CONSOLIDATED, $78.60; VERIZON WIRELESS, $82.05
Victim Witness: PAYROLL, $7,673.88; CONSOLIDATED, $44.94; VERIZON WIRELESS, $82.05
Sheriff Lee
Sheriff Lee provided the monthly totals for October 2020. Thanked Natalie and the gals in the Auditors office for a job well done on early elections and commented on how smooth it went. Sheriff Lee was asked by Chairman Kuntz to provided a list of overtime for the Security at the Courthouse.
Road Superintendent - Al Heiser
Mr. Heiser provided an update on current construction projects and discussed the Green River bridge on Highway 10. Asked for approval to get a full bid for cost to replace the bridge for KLJ.
Jeremy Wood - Northern Plains Engineering
Mr. Wood gave a status report on current construction projects.
Mike Njos - Highland Engineering
Mr. Njos gave a status report on current construction projects
Bank Signing Authority
MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To authorize Chairman Kuntz to sign renewal of service contract for Planning & Zoning. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All vote aye. Motion carried. American Bank Center authorization to sign checks Deputy Auditor Wandler discussed having commission authorizing Natalie to sign checks now that there are only two in the Auditor's office authorized to sign checks. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To allow Deputy Auditor Natalie Wandler to sign checks on all accounts at American Bank Center. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Zander aye. Commissioner Arthaud aye. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Chairman votes aye. Motion carried.
Zoning
Commissioner Franchuk discussed public hearing for zoning request RZ 03-20 for Todd Kuelbs SE4SE4 02-138-99 4.04 acres from Ag to Residential Ag. Steve Josephson commented. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To approve zoning RZ 03-20 DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All vote aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Franchuk discussed public hearing for zoning request RZ 04-20 for Rudoulph Pazourek S2NE4 03-139-97 5 acres from Ag to Rural Residential. Steve Josephson commented. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To approve zoning RZ 04-20 DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All vote aye. Motion carried
Auditor
Auditor's office staff has asked if former Auditor Kay Haag could be contracted for 15 hours a week. She is familiar with how the office currently runs and knows what is going on and what needs to be done. Commissioner Arthaud suggested Lynn Betlaf be appointed Interim Auditor. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve Lynn Betlaf be appointed as Interim Auditor until the 2022 Election DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Arthaud aye. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Commissioner Zander no. Chairman votes no. Motion dies. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve Lynn Betlaf be appointed as temporary Interim Auditor until the new commission takes over in December and at that time the new board can decide how to handle the Auditor's position. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Arthaud aye. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Commissioner Zander no. Chairman votes aye. Motion carries.
Transportation Alternatives Program
Connie O'Brien City of Belfield Auditor and Council Member Bruce Baer dialed in to the meeting with a request on the TA program through NDDOT. Cities with less then 5,000 population must apply through the Board of County Commissioners as a sponsor and to sign off on the application. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud For commission to sign off on the TA Program for the City of Belfield DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All voted aye. Motion carried
Proposal for Building Inspector
Deputy Auditor Wandler asked for the commission to review and approve the Request for Proposal and approval to advertise the Proposal for Building Official & Building Department Administration in order to have a contract approved in December before the current contract expires December 31, 2020. Auditors office will advertise, contracts will be reviewed prior to the December meeting. 2021 Building Official will be appointed at the December Meeting. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To approve the Request for Proposal and have the Auditor's office advertise.
DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Bonuses for all helping with Election
Deputy Auditor Wandler asks for all of the other people helping with election get a bonus along with the two in the Auditor's office that have already been approved for a $2500 bonus. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To table this until the December meeting. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Commissioner Arthaud aye. Commissioner Zander aye. Chair votes no. Motion carried.
Portfolio for Personnel
Discussion was had about appointing a new personnel portfolio holder to replace Commissioner Elkin until the new portfolios are appointed with the new board in December. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To transfer the personnel portfolio from Commissioner Elkin to Commissioner Franchuk. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Zander aye, Commissioner Arthaud aye. Commissioner Franchuk abstained. Chair votes aye. Motion carried.
Public Hearing ~ Delinquent Tax Properties
Chairman Kuntz opened the public hearing for delinquent taxes.
Deputy Auditor Wandler presented ten delinquent tax properties. There were no comments from the public.
Chairman Kuntz closed the public hearing.
These properties will go up for sale the 3rd Tuesday in November 17th, 2020 at 10:00am.
Summit on Behavioral Health Sponsorship
Commission Franchuk talked about three day virtual summit to be held and asked the commission board if they wanted to be a sponsor of $2500. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud To donate $2500 for sponsorship of the three day Behavioral Health Summit. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Stark County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Bill Fahlsing joined the meeting by phone and talked about the adoption of the Stark County Region Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and to allow the chairman of the board to sign. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk To adopt the Stark County Region Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and give chairman permission to sign. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Zander aye. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Commissioner Arthaud aye. Chair votes aye. Motion carried.
No Contact Order
Commissioner Zander request that this be tabled since both parties have opened some dialog. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk To table the no contact order. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Zander aye. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Commissioner Arthaud no. Chair votes aye. Motion carried. Assistant State's Attorney Jim Hope stated that both parties are working on an agreement.
Park Board
Letter of support for the turn lane to NDDOT. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Franchuk Approval for Chairman Kuntz to sign Letter of Support for turn lane to submit to NDDOT due by November 27th. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All voted aye. Motion carried.
MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECOND BY: Commissioner Arthaud Motion to move forward and the request for proposals of the Speedway and Motocross. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Rodney Cockeram - Scull Construction
Mr. Cockeram gave an update on current construction project.
Roughrider North Social Services
Commissioner Arthaud gave an overview of the new Multi County Zone Social Services. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Zander To approve the Roughrider North Social Services policy and give the chairman permission to sign. Diane Mortenson will submit the policy. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Zander aye. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Commissioner Arthaud aye. Chair votes aye. Motion carried.
Executive Session
MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECOND BY: Commissioner Zander Move to go to executive session. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote. Commissioner Zander aye. Commissioner Franchuk aye. Commissioner Arthaud aye. Chair votes aye. Motion carried.
Natalie Wandler, Deputy Auditor
Pete Kuntz, Chairman
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