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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY COMMISSION MARCH 1, 2022 Chairman Arthaud called the regular meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners to order at 9:00 AM. Commissioners Present: Dean Franchuk, Carla Arthaud, Bernie Marsh, Neal Messer, and Ken Zander. Department Heads Present: Auditor Karen Richard, States Attorney Amanda Engelstad, County Planner Steve Josephson, Sheriff Corey Lee, Road Superintendent Al Heiser, Emergency Manager Shawna Davenport, and Human Resources Joetta Pearcy. RATIFY AGENDA Arthaud adds record requests to the Stark County Electronics Retention Policy agenda item and also adds Dickinson Police Department Special Event. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To ratify the agenda as amended. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. MINUTES Chairman Arthaud called for approval of the minutes from February 1, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the minutes as presented. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the resolution and supplement as presented. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Zander - aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. 24/7 Fund: JESSICA WARREN, $101; OFFICE OF ATTY GENERAL, $1,010; PHARM CHEM, $5,059.90; VERIZON, $41.97 9-1-1 Equipment: CONSOLIDATED, $37.03; PENGUIN MGMT, $2,874 Cops Grant: PAYROLL: $3,173.91 County Agent: PAYROLL: $6,238.32, BOSS OFFICE, $22.99; CONSOLIDATED, $150.25; NDSU $3,110, $172.50; VISA, $271.25; XEROX CORP, $85.78; WALMART, $58.64 County Jail: SWMCCC, $129,066.66 County Roads: AMERICAN ENGINEERING, $7,150; DOT, $15,643.02; HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING, $9,531.50; HLEBECHUK CONST, $675; INTERSTATE ENGINEERING, $74,000; 3D SPECIALTIES, $1,680; ACME TOOLS, $79; ARAMARK, $125.60; AT&T, $36.58; AUTO VALUE, $10.03; BIERSCHBACH EQUIP, $18; BOSS OFFICE, $36.99; BRAUNS, $68.08; BRITTON JEWELERS, $260; BUTLER MACHINERY, $4.01; CAPITAL INDUSTRIES, $1,583.11; CENTRAL MECHANICAL, $506.08; CENTURY LINK, $75.41; CHS INC, $7,262.71; CITY OF BELFIELD, $33.11; CITY OF DICKINSON, $472.50; CITY OF RICHARDTON, $118.28; COLONIAL RESEARCH, $1,005.27; CONSOLIDATED, $135.23; DD’S FIX-IT SHOP, $201.65; DICKINSON SUPPLY, $275.49; ENERGY SYSTEMS, $189.95; FISHER SAND & GRAVEL, $218,050.86; GOOSENECK IMPLEMENT, $29.24; HEART RIVER CLEANING, $625; HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING, $1,833; HUTZ’S WELDING SERVICE, $378.89; J & J OPERATING, $296.27; JP STEEL & SUPPLY, $929.54; KOHLER COMMUNICATIONS, $2.10; LAWSON PRODUCTS, $449.03; LENNY’S REPAIR, $133.44; LINDE GAS, $4,311.53; LOGO MAGIC, $111; MAC’S, $17.64; MDU, $1,766.75; MENARDS, $8.99; DOT, $10; NAPA DICKINSON, $315.37; NDACO ENGINEERS, $275; NELSON INTERNATIONAL, $275.57; NEWBY’S, $37.69; NW TIRE, $157.14; O’REILLYS, $121.56; OUTBACK LUMBER, $4,066.53; PUMP SYSTEMS, $307.76; RDO EQUIP, $880.30; ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $52,205.46; RT VISION, $3,500; RUNNINGS, $44.96; SW WATER, $781.64; SWANSTON EQUIP, $767.80; TOTAL SAFETY, $70.35; USPS, $84; VERIZON, $41.97; WEST DAKOTA OIL, $19,377.55; WESTLIE TRUCK CENTER, $264; ZONAR SYSTEMS, $198.96 County Weed: PAYROLL $9,888.70, AGTERRA TECH, $1,905; BOSS OFFICE, $36.99; CONSOLIDATED, $37.03; CARLA ARTHAUD, $9.36; MICHAEL HOERNER, $36.27; GREG MESSER, $42.12; RONALD OBRITSCH, $18.72; DWIGHT SCHANK, $5.85; LES SIMNIONIW, $19.31; LOGO MAGIC, $260; MENARDS, $181.33; NUTRIEN AG, $37,960.50; VISA, $240; ZOOM VIDEO, $15.96 COVID 19: CONSOLIDATED, $15,736.50; ELECTRIC SALES & SERVICE, $1,401.70; GOVOFFICE, $30,323; JP STEEL, $1,958.58 E9-1-1: PAYROLL, $5,173.52; APCO INTERNATIONAL, $718; CITY OF DICKINSON, $12,343.32; NIKITA LORENZEN, $70; NDACO, $9,827.11; VISA, $345.60 General: PAYROLL, $450,811.90; ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, $3,012.62; ANDREW MARQUART, $198; ARAMARK, $78.97; ARMOR, $176; AVI SYSTEMS, $554.44; BALCO UNIFORMS, $500.11; BIERSCHBACH EQUIP, $60.03; BCBSND, $504.40; BOSS OFFICE, $1,318.71; BRAUNS, $1,487.49; BRAVERA INS, $621; CENTURY LINK, $227.58; CHARBONNEAUS, $1,150.85; CITY OF DICKINSON, $13,759.16; CLEAN SWEEP VACUUM, $2,798.90; CONNECTING POINT, $507.07; CONSOLIDATED, $15,879.53; DAKOTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, $1,926; SHERRY BALTZELL, $162.50; DANEEN DRESSLER, $35.10; MICHAEL DSCHAAK, $127.50; AMANDA ENGLESTAD, $25; LANA JAHNER, $197.50; SCOTT MASTERS, $115.50; BYRON RICHARD, $23.40; KAREN RICHARD, $328.70; NICOLE ROBERTS, $162.50; NATALIE WANDLER, $421; PAM WINHOLD, $169.50; DEPT OF CORRECTIONS, $8,834.38; DUNN COUNTY TREASURER, $216.20; ELLINGSON PLUMBING, $622.88; ETSYSTEMS, $4,161.35; FASTENAL, $6.22; FEDEX, $38.29; FERGUSON ENTERPRISES, $120.58; FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, $2,127.51; GOOSENECK IMPLEMENT, $975; HR COLLABORATIVE, $200; ITD, $7,455.91; J LORAE PERFECTIONS, $6000; JAM PEST CONTROL, $195; JUST-IN GLASS, $40; KIRK ROLL, $2,800; LEC, $23,779.47; LOGO MAGIC, $1,008; LYNN BETLAF, $315; MANN’S PLUMBING, $102; MDU, $11,656.41; MELBYE LAW, $236.25; MENARDS, $300.09; MILLER MACHINE & WELDING, $55; MILLIES STITCHING, $40; NAPA BELFIELD, $86.30; NAPA DICKINSON, $95.40; NDACO, $126; ND RECORDERS ASSOC, $235; NEWBY’S, $105.50; NITRO-GREEN, $1,831.58; ND DEPT TRUST LANDS, $450; PRO TINT, $290; PROWEST & ASSOC $2,596.53; QUADIENT POSTAGE, $,2000; RECORD KEEPERS, $49; RED ROCK FORD, $15.14; ROUGHRIDER ELEC, $1,880; RUNNINGS, $173.73; SBM, $470.84; SEACHANGE, $1,790.40; SW WATER, $108.34; STEVENSON FUNERAL HOMES, $1,545; STUDIO 9 DESIGNS, $2,230.58; SUMMIT FIRE PROTECTION, $906; SUPERIOR WATER, $45; T-REX CONOCO, $69.33; THOMSON REUTERS, $761.22; TRANSUNION, $75; TYLER TECHN, $23,895.92; VERIZON, $2,581.60; VIKING GLASS, $10,045.50; VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICE CENTER, $2,820; VISA, $2,572.78; WALMART, $294.83; WEATHERTAP.COM, $227.63; WELLCARE, $21.20; WELLS FARGO, $254.37; WEST DAKOTA OIL, $45.90; WESTERN DENT, $125; WEX BANK, $11,259.45; WEX HEALTHCARE, $93.50; XEROX, $150.52 Highway Distribution: PAYROLL, $160,794.71; SANFORD HEALTH, $90 Siren Contingency: ROUGHRIDER ELEC, $431.31 Special Operations: VISA, $917.94 Veteran’s Service Office: PAYROLL, $13,413.20; ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, $97.38; BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS, $109.99; BRAUNS, $16.20; CONSOLIDATED, $41; JESSICA CLIFTON, $111.15; JONATHAN PUBLISHING, $150; ND ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY & TRIBAL, $275; VERIZON WIRELESS, $40.01 Victim Witness: PAYROLL, $7,949.62; BOSS OFFICE, $549.99; CONSOLIDATED, $37.03; VERIZON, $81.98 COREY LEE - SHERIFF REPORT Lee presented his February 2022 report to the Commission: • Total calls for service 1183 – down from 1307 last year • Traffic stops 173 – up from 160 last year • 48 stops in the city of Dickinson and 125 stops in the county & neighboring small towns • Public Relation visits 218 – down from 278 last year • Bar checks 12 – up from 7 last year • 3 theft-related calls – down from 5 last year • 17 calls for K-9 • 5 Truck Reg Stops • 21 Agency Assists – down from 26 last month • Responded to 13 accidents: 0 pedestrians, 0 fatalities, 2 hit & run, 2 injuries, and 9 property • There were 84 arrests made. DICKINSON POLICE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL EVENT MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the special event permit application for the Dickinson Police Department Heroes Ball to be held April 9, 2022, at the August House. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. 1st ON 1st STARK COUNTY SECURITY PROPOSAL Tracy Tooz reported that since he addressed the commission last month the city of Dickinson has security figured out for the 1st on 1st events, but he would still like to have the Stark County Sheriff’s Department as a backup. DISPOSITION: No further action is needed. CURT GLASOE – NDSU LTAP Glasoe representing the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program addressed the commission to recognize two Stark County employees, Randy Dillinger and Al Heiser. Dillinger and Heiser are the 2021 Innovation Champions, with their Culvert Steamer. It is designed to make roads safer, save tax dollars and provide a safer work environment for the County Road Crew. AL HEISER - APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION FOR BRO-CVD-0045(070) Heiser asks for approval for the Chairman to sign the resolution from the DOT, the bid may be awarded to Schwartz Construction. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the signature on the resolution. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. AL HEISER – SURPLUS EQUIPMENT Heiser presented a list of equipment he would like declared as surplus to be sold at public auction in Schefield on March 26th, to include but not limited to: Semi water tanker, John Deere riding mower, 3 cattle guards, 4 toolboxes, and 3 ringer wash machines. Zander states he will contact the SW District Health Unit to see if they have anything to also sell, as they just moved. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the surplus equipment auction and public notice. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. JAMES KADRMAS – INTERSTATE ENGINEERING • BRZ-0045(075) 38th St SW Bridge Replacement The hydraulic report and alternative analysis are ready for the TS&L meeting scheduled for March 9th. The geotechnical report has been received. Landowners have provided verbal acceptance of the easement terms; we will begin ROW platting next week. The solicitations of views have been circulated, including to utility operators. The documented CATEX will be completed based on their responses. The design surface has been completed and we will be applying for a 404 permit soon. JEREMY WOOD – NORTHERN PLAINS ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT • BRO-0045(068) 30th St Bridge Replacement Northeast of Dickinson The project is complete and the final records have been submitted to the DOT. • BRR-0045(069) 127th Ave and 131st Ave Bridge replacements near Belfield Construction is complete except for clean-up and additional erosion control which will be done in the spring. • 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 estimated construction cost is +/-$1,2000,00. The project was bid on February 11th through the NDDOT process. The NDDOT is currently reviewing bids. Construction is expected in 2022. • BRZ-0045(072) 127th Ave Bridge Replacement south of Belfield The DOT has approved funding for this project. Additional archaeological work may be required. • BRZ-0045(073) 131st Ave Bridge Replacement south of Belfield The DOT has approved HB 1505 funding for this project. The project development process has begun with the goal of having the project ready to bid in 2022 with construction in late 2022 or 2023. • BRO-0045(000) 131th Ave Bridge Replacement northwest of Belfield Working with the DOT to secure federal funding for this bridge replacement. The current schedule is to bid on the project in 2022 with construction expected 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 is expected to begin in June. • CP-45(22)01 32nd St and 107th Ave Grading northeast of Dickinson The survey and design for this project have been started. The general scope of work will consist of widening the roadway in preparation for paving at a later date. A May bid opening is planned with construction to be completed this year. CITY OF BELFIELD LIFT STATION FUNDING REQUEST Bruce Baer addressed the commission regarding the lift station replacements in Belfield. The cost of the project is approximately 2.3 million and should be going out for bids shortly. He believes the city of Belfield can come up with 1 to 1.2 million and they have applied for a low-interest loan. The loan, if approved, would potentially be paid by adding a $20.00 fee per month to the citizens of Belfield’s water bills. Messer states in the special session there was some money for infrastructure, he is not sure if this would qualify and will look into that bill and get some background on it. Baer reports there is a public hearing on the loan on March 10th and they will know more after that date, but they would prefer to get some help from the county and not have to take out a loan – as the cost of the loan would have to be passed on to the citizens. DISPOSITION: Wait to see what develops with the loan and also other small city requests. TOM ROLL – CITY OF RICHARDTON FUNDING REQUEST Roll and Kevin Remington addressed the commission regarding funding for the city of Richardton’s street project. The project cost is approximately 7 million dollars. Remington states that Richardton has one of the lowest levies of the cities, but over the last 3 years that has been creeping up in anticipation of funding projects that will be coming up. He believes there may be about 10 million in projects that will be coming up in future years. This road project will be funded with 60% special assessments and 40% oil and gas money. Remington states currently there is approximately 1 million in oil and gas money that could be used – the city sales tax has been raised by 5% to help do this project, however, they also need to put money away for the maintenance on this project. DISPOSITION: Listen to all small city requests and see what the commission can do. FLOYD HURT - CITY OF SOUTH HEART FUNDING REQUEST Hurt reports that when the city of South Heart was developed they ran 3” water lines and 2” laterals and current fire trucks can’t load off 2” laterals. Total project is $4,910,000. This is an important project because they can’t hook some of the new fire trucks to the fire hydrants. He states the city does not have the money available to do this project. Richard suggests the city pay someone to go out and apply for grants and she would be willing to work with the city auditor and look at the budget and tax levy to potentially come up with a plan. DISPOSITION: Commission will address this at a future date. Heiser reports that BRO-CVD-0045(070) now shows it has been awarded to Wilson Construction and not Schwartz Construction. The DOT sets these and not the county. Heiser believes this may not be the final award and would like the commission to authorize Chairman Arthaud to sign a resolution once the award is final MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To authorize Chairman Arthaud to sign a resolution once the award is final. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. BID OPENING FOR ROAD EQUIPMENT, GRAVEL, PAVING – 10:00 AM Richard opened the gravel-crushing bid. One bid was received from Fisher Industries – price per cubic yard $3.72. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To accept the bid from Fisher Industries for crushing. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Marsh - aye, Messer - aye, Franchuk – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. BREAK 10:06 AM to 10:24 AM JULIE OBRIGEWITSCH – STARK COUNTY SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD Obrigewitsch stated the December 2021 Spirit of Excellence Award was awarded to Kristen Seaks. Seaks has been instrumental in getting the Dickinson Backpack Program started and has served as the volunteer director since its’ inception in 2013. Seaks also worked with other Dickinson Public School social workers to form the DPS Community Closet which provides school supplies, clothes, food, and other needed items to students. 10 years-ago Seaks also started a program called 25 Days of Giving which encourages families to adopt the annual tradition of doing an act of service or donating to a charitable organization each day during the first twenty-five days of December. Obrigewitsch also advised that in 2022 the award will be awarded quarterly instead of every other month. The application deadlines are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15. CITY OF DICKINSON PLANNING & ZONING BOARD APPOINTMENT Messer advises that due to the expansion of the ETZ, 3 more members shall be appointed to the City Planning and Zoning Board. The city of Dickinson nominated the following citizen applications: Aaron Johansen, Mike Schwab, and Richard Haugen MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To appoint the following 3 individuals to the city of Dickinson Planning and Zoning representing the ETZ – Aaron Johansen, Mike Schwab, and Richard Haugen. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh - aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Heiser reports all of the contractor bids were opened and 2 did not have a contractor license in them – the rest were complete. Complete bids were received as follows: Fencing bids: Nelson Fencing, Ty Newton, Ruckus Services LLC, and ABC Fencing Hot Bituminous: Northern Improvement Equipment Hourly Rental Rates: Swanston Equipment, Edward Schwartz Construction, Kathrein Trucking, Tooz Construction, Hlebechuk Construction Inc., Jurgens Operating LLC, East End, K-T Services, Northern Improvement, and Martin Construction. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To accept the contractor bids based on Heiser’s recommendation from his review. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Marsh - aye, Franchuk - aye, Messer – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. STARK COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD APPOINTMENT Two applications were received for the one open position. Zander was appointed to this board in December of 2021 and states that as there are 2 people interested in serving on the board, he would be willing to step down from the board to allow both applicants on the board. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To appoint both applicants, Wendy Moffet and Terica Holmes to the Stark County Housing Authority Board, subject to Zander stepping aside. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. WEED BOARD There were 2 applications for the one position open on the Weed Board: Farren Richard and Shelly Ziman. Shelly Ziman was recommended by the weed board. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To appoint Shelly Zieman to the Stark County Weed Board. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. Arthaud also reported that Dwight Schank does not live in his district and she is asking for authorization to open up that position on the weed board. Messer states we need a point of clarification to determine if the city lies within the northcentral district, to determine if Schank resides within the correct district to serve. Engelstad states the legal question here is if the districting map includes the city of Dickinson, if it does then Schank can serve, if it does and you don’t want it to then you need to redraw the map. DISPOSITION: Arthaud is going to visit with the city weed board and will bring more information to the next meeting. JOETTA PEARCY – STARK COUNTY SYSTEMS USER POLICY Pearcy presented the Stark County Systems User Policy, this policy was approved by the commission in January. The State’s Attorney requested Pearcy add paragraph number 4 specific to the Sheriff Department and the State’s Attorney office saying that prior to monitoring, gathering, or viewing any correspondence, permission must be granted by either the relevant office or relevant agency. This provision does not shield these offices from any applicable open records requirements. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To amend the Stark County Systems User Policy to include paragraph 4. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Zander - aye, Franchuk - aye, Messer – aye, Chairman Arthaud – nay. Motion Carried. SHAWNA DAVENPORT – EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT RENEWAL Davenport presented the Emergency Assistance Agreement Renewal between Adams and Stark County. The Memorandum of Understanding is just an update on signatures and was originally signed in 2018. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To authorize the Chairman to sign the Emergency Assistance Agreement between Adams and Stark County. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. STARK COUNTY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION RETENTION POLICY AND RECORD REQUESTS Davenport states the IT committee received a request from the State’s Attorney’s office to compose a policy that would cover record retention on any electronic communications. She states the policy was drafted with the State’s Attorney’s recommendation of 90-day retention. Engelstad explains we have been getting open records requesting personal texts and emails back as far as 2012 – with this policy, we could say we only require our employees to keep those items for 90 days. Zander feels this kind of policy makes us look like we are trying to hide things. Engelstad states there is no policy in place now – so you could delete your texts and emails every night if you wanted. This is a fail-safe saying how long you have to keep the information - this covers text messages or private emails or Facebook messages. Arthaud believes we need to categorize such as phones, emails, text messages and we need to send that in to get an Attorney General opinion. Engelstad states the law is clear and an AG opinion is not needed. Arthaud disagrees and states the law is not clear to her. Engelstad states she is the legal advisor and the law is clear and she is not going to burden the AG office. Zander says our current policy, which may not be written, but currently all electronic messaging is retained? Engelstad states there is no policy, county emails are retained but what you do with messages on your phone is up to you. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To adapt the Electronic Communication Retention Policy with the time frame of 180 days retention policy on electronic communication records, subject to amendment. DISCUSSION: Arthaud states she would be ok with this motion contingent on an AG opinion. Marsh feels that 180 days is too long. Zander needs more assurance this traffic is recoverable by the public. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh - nay, Zander – nay, Chairman Arthaud – nay. Motion Failed. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To table for individual commission members to counsel with the State’s Attorney for more information and be brought back at the April Meeting. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - nay, Franchuk - nay, Marsh - aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Davenport also presented the yearly contract with Consolidated. She states most of the provisions remain the same, except the following: the yearly fee increased from $90,000 to $100,000, increasing the monthly fee to $8,333.34 and they added charging for open requests at $109.00 per hour. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To accept the contract pending State’s Attorney approval. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Zander - aye, Franchuk - aye, Messer – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. COUNTY – SELLING DELINQUENT PROPERTIES Richard addressed the commission regarding tax-delinquent properties that did not sell. She has had some interest in the properties and they may want to make an offer on some of those – statute states they have to pay the minimum sales price and we can’t accept offers. They are all city of Dickinson properties. Richard would like to see them offered to the city at a price they would be comfortable with. Messer states that currently the county cannot take less than the minimum price, to do so we would need to give notice and publish to change the price. He states current statute is flawed, if you sell a property for less than we have into it, like the property in Richardton that we had to tear down a home, the county loses money, but if it is sold for more than is owed, the money goes back to the original property owner. He believes the current values are realistic and would like to wait to do anything with the properties until the next legislative session, as he would like to see the process fixed. DISPOSITION: No action was taken. KAREN RICHARD – TYLER TECH ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SOFTWARE Richard reports that currently the Auditor’s office uses Infinite Visions for their accounting but does not have the Accounts Receivable module, and currently are using Quicken and Quickbooks for AR. She would like to purchase the AR module to have just one accounting system. The software costs $3,906.00 and the implementation and project management is $2,100.00. The yearly cost after implementation will be $1,050.00 per year. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the change as requested to purchase the Accounts Receivable module from Tyler Technologies using Cares Act Funding. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. KAREN RICHARD – AUDITOR/TREASURER OFFICE CLOSURE MARCH 3RD Richard reports the Auditor/Treasurer office will be closed on March 3, so that staff can attend election training in Bismarck. Messer addressed the commission regarding the May commission meeting. He will be out of town during the regularly scheduled meeting on May 3 and like it moved to May 5, if anyone would be interested. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To move the May Commission meeting from May 3 to May 5. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh - aye, Zander – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Commissioner Messer made MOTION to adjourn, Commissioner Zander SECONDED, Adjourned. ____________________ Karen Richard, Auditor ____________________ Carla Arthaud, Chairman (April 13, 2022)