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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY COMMISSION OFFICIAL APPROVED MINUTES October 6, 2022 Chairman Arthaud called the regular meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners to order at 9:07 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, Assistant States Attorney Jim Hope, and Human Resources Joetta Pearcy. RATIFY AGENDA Auditor Richard corrects the project number from BRO-0045 (066) PCN21994 to BRJ-0045(077) PCN23737. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To ratify the agenda as amended. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. MINUTES Chairman Arthaud called for approval of the minutes from September 6, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the minutes as presented. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. MINUTES Chairman Arthaud called for approval of the minutes from September 21, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To approve the minutes as presented with correction on the 3rd page from all employees to all department heads. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To approve the resolution and supplement as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh - aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. 24/7 Fund: PRECISION KIOSK, $1,350; PHARM CHEM, $2,688.15; THE UPS STORE, $12.70; VERIZON, $41.92 9-1-1 Equipment: CONSOLIDATED, $21.32; ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, $1,125; NDSU, $200; VOICE PRODUCTS, $24,579.50 ARPA: PAYROLL: $138,450.00 Cops Grant: PAYROLL: $3,573.67; County Agent: PAYROLL: $3,947.03, ABM, $30.85; CONSOLIDATED, $150.42; KURT FROELICH, $245.50; NDSU AG, $250; NDSU EXTENSION, $13,311.25; VISA, $44.60; XEROX, $50.27; WALMART- ADULT ED, $55.19 County Jail: SWMCCC, $155,624.31 County Roads: BRAUNS, $57.47; CHARBONNEAU, $6,898.14; CONSOLIDATED, $137.15; FISHER, $1,359.75; HEART RIVER CLEAN, $500; HIGHLANDS ENG, $1,566; JUST IN GLASS, $1,133.54; NELSON INTL, $133,574.44; RUNNINGS, $323.44; TOTAL SAFETY, $125; WEST DAKOTA OIL, $8,830.94; ZONAR, $198.96; ARAMARK, $150.72; AT&T, $36.65; BLACK HILLS TRUCK, $4,102.04; BLACKFEATHER CONST, $4,050; BUTLER, $2,852.62; CENTURY LINK, $77.74; CHS, $57,929.25; CITY OF BELFIELD, $28.11; CITY OF DICKINSON, $107.40; CITY OF RICHARDTON, $124.03; DIAMOND TRUCK, $59.30; DUSTBUSTERS, $16,954.66; GENERAL STEEL, $41.40; GOOSENECK, $599.16; HUTZ WELDING, $4,116.18; J & J OPERATING, $1,453.79; K&T SERVICES, $630; KLJ ENGINEERING, $1,205.29; LAWSON PRODUCTS, $322.66; MARTIN CONST, $5,027; MDU, $444.79; MENARDS, $331.82; MICHAEL CONLON, $600; NAPA DICKINSON, $457.10; ND ONE CALL, $14.30; NSC MINERALS, $7,795.49; OUTBACK LUMBER, $67.50; RDO , $2,285.57; ROUGHRIDER ELEC, $637; RUCKUS, $1,857; SD LOCAL TRANSPORT, $500; SW WATER, $628.65; STEFFAN SAW & BIKE, $83.96; TOOZ CONST, $10,967.50; TY NEWTON FENCING, $8,610.10; UNITED TRUCK & EQUIP, $367.48; VERIZON, $41.92; WEST RIVER STRIPING, $1,650.55; WESTLIES, $12,745.95; FISHER, $667,696.52; NORTHERN PLAINS ENG,($835.92); DOT, $87,793.03; REED A DOBITZ, $3456 County Weed: PAYROLL $8,081.74; ABM, $30.84; MICHAEL HOERNER, $38.75; RONALD OBRITSCH, $20; DWIGHT SCHANK, $6.25; LES SIMNIONIW, $20.63; SHELLY ZIMAN, $11.25; NUTRIEN AG, $50,108; VERIZON, $160.04; VISA, $12 E9-1-1: PAYROLL, $5,334.98; CITY OF DICKINSON, $11,747.75 General: PAYROLL, $466,920.77; ALL AMERICAN TRAVEL, $3,500.50; AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOC, $492; ANDREW MARQUART, $576; ABM, $2,419.99; BALCO, $4,123.28; BOSS, $1,384.80; BRAUNS, $522.20; CENTRAL SQUARE, $1,285.27; CLEAN SWEEP VACUUM, $679.91; CONSOLIDATED, $17,820.54; J LORAE CLEANING, $3,000; JUST-IN GLASS, $426.22; LOGO, $35; MPH INDUSTRY, $6,008; NW TIRE, $793.08; RUNNINGS, $58.92; SEACHANGE, $436.77; THOMSON REUTERS, $771.62; VIKING GLASS, $2,825.60; WEX FLEET, $13,626.83; WEX HEALTH, $99; ARAMARK, $90.82; ARMOR, $176; B&W RENTAL , $125; BCBSND, $504.40; BRAVERA INS, $1,329; BROWNELLS, $1,115.38; CELLEBRITE, $2,300; CENTURY LINK, $151.72; CITY AIR MECHANICAL, $383.61; CITY OF DICKINSON, $14,891.21; DAN’S BODY SHOP, $119.38; DEAN FRANCHUK, $142.50; LANA JAHNER, $153; STEVE JOSEPHSON, $146.75; KIMBERLY KASIAN, $153; SUSAN LARSEN, $11.88; NIKITA LORENZEN, $30; SCOTT MASTERS, $140.29; JOETTA PEARCY, $142.50; KAREN RICHARD, $141.25; CHANDLER WANNER, $108.50; MEGAN WENISCH, $150.50; TRAY WEYER, $35; DEPT OF CORRECTIONS, $75; DICKINSON CHAMBER, $860; DICKINSON TIRE, $79.50; DOBITZ PHOTOGRAPHY, $297.33; DUNN COUNTY TREASURER, $180; DURACLEAN, $1,501.20; ELECTRO WATCHMAN , $1,496; FERGUSON, $1,801.46; FORUM, $72.38; GOLDEN WEST, $284.16; GOOSENECK, $76.20; NDITD, $7,099.51; JP FRAMESHOP, $150.76; KAY ERICKSON, $57.75; KIRK ROLL, $1,600; KOMPLEKS ASSESSMENT , $20,400; LEC MNTC, $20,149.49; LISA HULM REPORTING, $442.50; MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW , $1,800; MDU, $9,386.50; MELBYE LAW, $123.75; MENARDS, $768.34; NALCO, $61.50; NAPA BELFIELD, $204.01; NAPA DICKINSON, $49.24; ND AG-NEWS, $99; NDACO, $2,195; STATE RADIO, $1,500; NEWBYS, $116; PITNEY BOWES, $327.12; QUADIENT POSTAGE, $3,500; QUALITY INN, $86.40; QUALITY QUICK PRINT, $70.50; QUALITY XTERMINATORS, $230; RADISSON, $864; RAMKOTA, $345.60; RDO, $686.44; RECORD KEEPERS, $47.50; ROUGHRIDER ELEC, $159.40; STEFFAN SAW & BIKE, $29.99; STEPHANIE A SMITH , $153.95; SUPERIOR WATER, $63; T-REX CONOCO, $45.05; THE LEAGUE OF AG, $757.50; THE UPS STORE, $24.70; TRANSUNION RISK, $75; ULINE, $247.89; VANGUARD APPRAISALS, $9,550; VERIZON, $2,585.06; VISA, $6,664.52; WELLCARE, $10.60; XEROX, $150.52 Highway Distribution: PAYROLL, $192,825.61; FISHER, $206,752.02; NORTHERN PLAINS ENG, $21,725; RAMKOTA RAPID CITY, $364; MICHAEL WIEDRICH, $90; HLEBECHUK CONSTR, $507,220.88; NDACO, $290; RAMKOTA BISMARCK, $86.40; RUCKUS, $1,170; SANFORD, $90; WEST DAKOTA ENERGY ASSOC, $5,500 Siren Contingency: ROUGHRIDER ELEC, $376.90 Veteran’s Service Office: PAYROLL, $13,422.43; ABM, $100.68; BOSS, $371.93; BRAUNS, $16.20; CONSOLIDATED, $26.27; JESSICA CLIFTON, $247.50; QUALITY QUICK PRINT, $165; RADISSON BISMARCK, $259.20; VERIZON, $40.01 Victim Witness: PAYROLL, $14,209.13; ABM, $61.69; BOSS, $131.95; CONSOLIDATED, $21.32; VERIZON, $123.85 KURT FROELICH – COUNTY AGENT TRAVEL REQUEST Kurt Froehlich is requesting out-of-state travel with a group of youth 4-H kids. They will be traveling next week Thursday to Kansas for the National 4-H meats judging contest. All funding is through fundraising. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To authorize Kurt Frohlich’s out-of-state travel. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Marsh - aye, Messer - aye, Franchuk – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. KURT FROELICH – COUNTY AGENT STATE FAIR DELEGATE Every year the County Agent, County Commission, and County Fair Board appoint 3 delegates to go to the State Fair annual meeting. District 9 is LeAnn Karsky. She is a State Fair Board Director and the treasurer of the State Board. LeAnn Karsky’s term is up as a State Fair Director and she needs to be appointed as a voting delegate this year to continue on the State Fair Board. Froelich asked if the commission will appoint LeAnn Karsky. Appointments are needed by October 15, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To appoint LeAnn Karsky as the State Fair Board delegate. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Marsh - nay, Messer - nay, Franchuk – nay, Chairman Arthaud – nay. Motion Failed. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To appoint Bernie Marsh as the State Fair Board delegate. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Franchuk - aye, Zander - aye, Marsh - aye, Messer – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. ELDON MEHER – SHERIFF REPORT Meher presented his September 2022 report to the Commission: • Total calls for service 1380 – down from 1435 last year • Traffic stops 188 – down from 230 last year • 67 stops in the city of Dickinson and 121 stops in the county & neighboring small towns • Public Relation visits 218 – down from 235 last year Bar checks 5 – down from 7 last year •Truck Regulatory 5 stops 33 CFS •12 theft-related calls – up from 7 last year • 35 calls for K-9 • Transports: 15 Prisoner, 13 Court, 0 Juvenile, 1 Medical, 5 MH, 1 Another Agency • Responded to 11 accidents: 0 pedestrians, 1 fatality, 2 hit & run, and 8 property There were 77 arrests made. Kind Hearts Day was a success. Fire calls are up. Investigations are up. Narcotics Task Force Busy. Mehrer reports the missing county culverts were located and solved, but more county road signs were stolen. They have a few leads but are still following up. Eldon Meher updated the board on the purchase of the SIRN Radio project, 8 portable radios, and 26 car radios along with accessories and programming costs. Historically it’s been a year to a year and a half wait, but the radios have been delivered, it only took about 3 months. Motorola is looking for a payment amount of $223,898.80. Commissioner Messer noted that the SIRN Radio project will be in the 2023 budget and will discuss later on in the meeting. AL HEISER – COUNTY ROAD Heiser reports the road department has a road project on 107th and 32nd all that gravel will go back on salvaged gravel when the road is re-graded. The road department moved trucks to Richardton to do the hauling. Al is looking for a motion for approval on payment for RFP for project BRJ-0045(077) PCN23737. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To accept the RFP for project BRJ-0045(077) PCN23737. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Al is requesting out-of-state travel for the road convention in Rapid City. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve out-of-state travel for AL Heiser DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Franchuk - aye, Messer - aye, Zander- aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. BOB PROCIVE- INTERSTATE ENGINEERING BRZ-0045(075) 38th ST SW BRIDGE REPLACEMENT Still no response from DOT on our draft environmental document. We need this returned to us so we can finalize and submit it to get on the department’s bid opening schedule. Because of this, the bid opening will be pushed to March 2023 at the earliest. Considering that box culverts being currently bid are expecting late summer 2023 delivery dates, we have little hope left of building this project in the 2023 construction season. MIKE NJOS – HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT Bridge Replacement 45-147-1.0 on 83rd Ave SW – 8 miles north of Richardton & 4 miles east of ND8 (HES Project #210271) The environmental document (DCE) draft has been reviewed and commented on by NDDOT. The final DCE is being drafted and final plans are being prepared. Pending approval of the DCE and USACE permit, the bid letting is anticipated for this winter or spring of 2023. Construction will most likely be 2024. BRJ-0045(077) PCN 23737 3 Each Bridge Removals and Replace with Low-Water Crossings (HES Project #220900) he preliminary engineering work for these 3 bundled bridge removal projects has begun by ordering the cultural resource and wetland surveys to be completed this fall. The environmental document work will begin soon. We will target the spring 2023 bid and construction by end of 2023. CP- BRP-0045(074) PCN 23382 Bridge Replacement 45-152-24.1 on 80th Ave SW– 15 miles south & 8miles east of Richardton (HES Project #210449) The project was bid in the June 10th NDDOT bid letting. Central Specialties Inc. was awarded the project. They don’t have a box culvert manufacture date yet but they are assuming spring of 2023. The completion date is October 1ST, 2023. JEREMY WOOD – NORTHERN PLAINS ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT 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 in the amount of $1,243,721.05. Construction began on July 24th. Construction is expected to be complete by mid-October. 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 19th and is complete except for punch-list items. We have recommended Pay Estimate #2 in the amount of $25,500.33. 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 preconstruction meeting was held on August 9th. Construction began on August 22nd. We have recommended Pay Estimate #2 in the amount of $448,141.62. DP- 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 on in December with construction in 2023. BRZ-0045(072) 127th Ave Replacement south of Belfield The DOT has approved federal funding for this project. The bridge is located nine miles south and three miles east of Belfield. Additional archaeological work may be required. DAVE BAUER – CONCERNS REGARDING 107TH & 34TH ROAD PROJECT Dave Bauer addressed the commission representing 14 citizens that signed the presentation. He presented the board with handouts regarding the visibility concerns on 107th & 34th Ave SW. Discussion followed. JEREMY WOOD – NORTHERN PLAINS ENGINEERING Provided a presentation on the road project on 107th & 34th Ave SW. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To post a hidden driveway sign and 45mph speed limit sign on the north side of the road 1000 feet from the intersection all the way to highway 10. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. ANDREW KREBS – KLJ Wetland mitigation monitoring for this year and submitted it to the USACE. It is still short so another year of monitoring will likely be required. The intersection of Highway 10 and 116th Ave SW has been identified as a high crash location by the DOT. He looked at some funding for a roundabout. Spoke with the DOT about options. They recommended applying for the highway safety improvement program, which is typically 90% funded for construction and construction engineering. Will work with Al on the application process. Had a federal meeting with DOT. Andrew will work with Al on a chip seal project east of town on highway 10. GUY MOOS – SOUTHWEST MANUFACTURING GROUP RESOLUTION Asking for a resolution to proclaim October 12, 2022, as manufacturing day in Stark County. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander To proclaim October 12, 2022, as manufacturing day in Stark County. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. ANGIE RABITT & CALEB BERGER – BEST FRIENDS MENTORING Angie and Caleb are requesting funding for 2023. Updated the new location. Provided handouts on the program overview and group activities. Currently looking for matches, 11 children are on the waitlist. Auditor Richard informed Angie that the $15, 000 has already been approved. DEAN FRANCHUK – PLANNING & ZONING Commissioner Franchuk presented RZ 12-22, Bruce Krank, from Agriculture to Rural Residential on a parcel located in the W 760 feet of the NW ¼ of Section 34, Township 138 North, Range 96 West containing approximately 35 acres. Both staff and the Planning & Zoning Board recommended approval. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve RZ 12-22, Bruce Krank, from Agriculture to Rural Residential on a parcel located in the W 760 feet of the NW ¼ of Section 34, Township 138 North, Range 96 West containing approximately 35 acres. DISPOSITION: Roll Call: Commissioners: Franchuk - aye, Messer-aye, Zander – aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. MARK HINRICHS - SW RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB Mark Hinrichs asked the board for a shooting range to be included in the fairground plans. A discussion was held. Mark Hinrichs and Lisa Heiser will discuss this project. BREAK 10:50 AM to 11:07 AM TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENTS APPROVAL MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To approve the construction easements for 3 landowners for $600 each for the temporary project on 107th & 32nd St. DISPOSITION: All voted aye- Motion carried. JOETTA PEARCY – COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE Pearcy presented the board with our current health insurance along with four health insurance options and recommends the following be approved. Stark County Health Insurance Recommendation Move to a 4 Tier plan to provide the best cost savings Move to a Non-grandfathered plan to provide the best access to care Change County contribution to 100% of the Single premium and 80% for all other tiers for recruitment and retention Bravera Insurance (BCBSND Blue Access) 4 Tier, Non-grandfathered plan. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To move to accept Bravera Insurance (BCBSND Blue Access) 4 Tier, Non-grandfathered plan. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Franchuk – aye, Messer - aye, Zander - aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. KAREN RICHARD - ARPA FUNDING REQUESTS On April 5, 2022, there was a motion made to put the radio funding in the 2023 budget as they would not arrive this year. The radios did arrive this year. Looking for the commission to amend the motion that was made at the April 5, 2022 meeting by Commissioner Zander and Commissioner Messer to approve the replacement of radios. Recommend that the commission make a motion to take it out of 2022 ARPA funds for $223,898.80. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To rescind the previous motion from April 5, 2022, to pay for radios in 2023 and to now pay for the SIRN radios out of ARPA funding in 2022. DISPOSITION: Roll Call: Commissioners: Franchuk – aye, Messer - aye, Zander - aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. ARPA 2022 OTHER REQUESTS The library is requesting a county match for expansion of $300,000. DISCUSSION: Commissioner Arthaud would like to see the Library go to the other counties before Stark County, would like to see what the other counties are willing to do, and see where we are at with our ARPA money. Richard stated that the other counties were waiting to see what Stark County is willing to give before bringing it to their commission. The city is giving 3 million which is coming from sales tax. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To table the Library funding request. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. SOCIAL SERVICES COMPENSATION BONUSES Commissioner Arthaud is requesting compensation of $15,000 for zone employees due to no raises and/or salary decreases with the zone change. DISCUSSION: Commissioner Messer said there is a lot of pressure on the State to do catch-up payments and is concerned if the county would get the money back if the state fills the gap. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To provide $15,000 out of the ARPA to the zone provided that if there is any reimbursement by the state we would be appropriated in the percentage that would come back to us. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye- Franchuk – aye, Zander – aye- Marsh – Aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. HOUSE OF MANA Requesting $25,000 for a new building. DISCUSSION: Commissioner Zander is requesting the financial report, information on the building, and fundraising activities before a decision is made. 2023 COUNTY BUDGET Commissioner Arthaud opened the public hearing. No public input. Commissioner Arthaud closed the public hearing. A discussion was held. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the top line 3100-3110 be set at $5.5 million. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye- Marsh – aye, Zander – aye- Franchuk – Aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. EMPLOYEE PACKAGE MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the 2023 5% salary increase, the ARPA inflation package be set at $1,500 per full-time employee and prorated for part-time employees to be paid out by December 1, 2022. The newly adopted Bravera insurance package be funded at 90% for single and 75% for the other 3 tiers. DISCUSSION: Percy informed the board that if the board stays at 75% the family plan would be $ 42.90 more monthly. That is why she proposed 80%, which would be a savings of $54.48 for the family plan. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To amend the motion to be single plan 90% and all other 3 tiers are 80%. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye- Franchuk – aye, Zander – aye- Marsh – Aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. MOTION BY: Commissioner Arthaud SECONDED BY: To amend the ARPA inflation bonus from $1,500 to $1,000. DISPOSITION: Lack of second. Motion Failed MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To amend the ARPA inflation bonus of $1,500 to be paid out by October 31, 2022. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye, Franchuk – aye, Zander – aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – nay. Motion Carried. AMENDED MOTION DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye- Franchuk – aye, Zander – aye- Marsh – Aye, Chairman Arthaud – nay. Motion Carried. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the governing board budget be established at $157,057.20 which includes a zero percent increase for the governing board. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye, Franchuk – aye, Zander – abstained, Marsh – nay, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. DEPARTMENT HEADS Arthaud questioned how the flex time will be monitored. Messer responds the department head will send an email to their portfolio holder that the department head worked this many hours on a project and will be flexing those hours in the future. The department head will then notify the portfolio holder when the day will be flexing has been determined. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh Department heads are salaried exempt employees that do not get overtime. They have an unlimited amount of time to flex their hours. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye, Marsh – aye, Franchuk – aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. KAREN RICHARD - DELINQUENT PROPERTY SALE PRICING MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To accept the sale price for 2019 delinquent properties as presented by the Tax Director. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye, Franchuk – aye, Marsh– aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To keep our previous sale price as listed for the 6 current properties. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye, Franchuk – aye, Marsh– aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried KAREN RICHARD – 2022 GENERAL ELECTION INSPECTORS’ APPROVAL MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the 2022 General Election Inspectors as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call vote: Commissioner Messer -aye, Franchuk – aye, Marsh – aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. KAREN RICHARD – LOCAL EVENT PERMITS FOR APPROVAL MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To accept the 3 special event permits as presented. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. SHAWN DAVENPORT – NEXUS PLANNING & CONSULTING GRANT CONTRACT Shawna Davenport introduced Daniel Schwartz with Nexus Planning & Consulting. Daniel provided the board with his professional services agreement and briefed the board on the services that he provides. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To authorize the chairman to sign the contract with Nexus Planning & Consulting for the grant applications upon the approval of the state’s attorney. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried Commissioner Franchuk made MOTION to adjourn at 1:04 PM, Commissioner Messer SECONDED, Adjourned. Karen Richard, Auditor Carla Arthaud, Chairman (Dec. 7, 2022) 127604