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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE STARK COUNTY COMMISSION April 5, 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, County Park Lisa Heiser, Emergency Manager Shawna Davenport, and Human Resources Joetta Pearcy. RATIFY AGENDA Arthaud adds Dunn County Fair Association and Snow Removal under the Road Department. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh 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 March 1, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the minutes as presented. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Richard added a gravel crushing bill for $218,050.86 to be paid out of county road. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh 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: BOSS OFFICE, $9; JACOB MILLIGAN, $115; PHARM CHEM, $2,578.90; PRECISION KLOSK, $1350; VERIZON, $41.96; ZACHARY LARSEN, $818 9-1-1 Equipment: CONSOLIDATED, $37.03; VISA, $340.04 Cops Grant: PAYROLL: $4,698.99 County Agent: PAYROLL: $8635.06, BOSS OFFICE, $66.96; CONSOLIDATED, $151.38; NDSU EXTENSION, $15,722.01; PITNEY BOWES, $187.80; VISA, $116.40; WALMART, $22.90; XEROX, $74.37; GAYLE PENDER, $100; WALMART, $9.18 County Roads: ACME TOOLS, $299.85; ARAMARK, $125.60; AT&T, $36.54; BOESPFLUG TRAILERS, $105.55; BOSCH LUMBER, $21.80; BRAUN’S, $46.71; BUTLER, $8,997.25; CENTURY LINK, $75.23; CHARBONNEAU, $67; CHARLOTTE H KAUTZMANN, $12,520.93; CHS, $35,041.19; CITY OF BELFIELD, $28.11; CITY OF DICKINSON, $115.20; CITY OF RICHARDTON, $118.28; CONSOLIDATED, $136.53; DICKINSON SUPPLY, $425.80; ELECTRIC SALES, $12,948.58; FREDERICK REPAIR, $320.79; GENERAL STEEL, $727.60; GOOSENECK IMPLEMENT, $6,264.64; HEART RIVER CLEANING, $625; J & J OPERATING, $319.04; JOHN A STOCKERT, $12,520.93; JP STEEL, $3,578.36; K&T SERVICES, $1210; KAREN M NOVOTNY, $12,520.93; KATHLEEN E TOOZ, $12,520.93; KOHLER COMMUNICATIONS, $25.90; LAVONNE A STOCKERT, $12,520.93; LEON G STOCKERT, $12,520.93; LINDE GAS, $599.14; MAC’S, $242.50; MARTIN CONSTRUCTION, $13,231.10; MDU, $1,057.71; MENARDS, $463.05; MICHAEL A STOCKERT, $12,520.93; MIDAS AUTO SERVICE, $38.99; NAPA BELFIELD, $125.79; NAPA DICKINSON, $15.09; NDLTAP/NDSU, $150; RDO EQUIPMENT, $8,731.89; RHOMAR INDUSTRIES, $482.98; ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $175.30; RUCKUS SERVICES, $450; RUNNINGS, $105.95; SHANE TALKINGTON, $600; SHANNON W & MARCELLA DENNIS, $102,254.25; SW WATER, $1,085.63; SWANSTON EQUIPMENT, $613.95; TRUENORTH STEEL, $36,720; VAL’S SANITATION, $968; VERIZON, $41.96; WEST DAKOTA OIL, $6,779.49; WEST PLAINS INC, $1,336.03; ZONAR SYSTEMS, $198.96 County Road & Bridge: ABC FENCING, $6,474.25; BEAVER CREEK ARCHAEOLOGY, $2800; BRAUN INTERTEC, $4,860.50; DOT, $2,916.30; KLJ ENGINEERING, $600; MARTIN CONSTRUCTION, $5,589.41 County Weed: PAYROLL $14,165.97, AGTERRA TECHNOLOGIES, $105; BOSS OFFICE, $21.98; CONSOLIDATED, $37.03; FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, $9.24; NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS, $111,874.70; VISA, $12.77 COVID 19: ARCA SEARCH, $6749 E9-1-1: PAYROLL, $8,495.50; APCO INTERNATIONAL, $359; CITY OF DICKINSON, $12,681.21; LANGUAGE LINK, $34.83 General: PAYROLL, $649,190.85; ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, $984.37; ALL AROUND TIRE AND OIL, $15; ANDREW MARQUART, $288; ARAMARK, $78.97; ARMOR INTERACTIVE, $176; BALCO UNIFORMS, $707; BCBSND, $504.40; BOSCH LUMBER, $11.98; BOSS OFFICE, $815.73; BRAUNS, $1,306.82; CENTURY LINK, $227.58; CITY OF DICKINSON, $13,140.51; CONSOLIDATED, $14.280.05; DANEEN DRESSLER, 35.10; KEVIN ELDRIDGE, $38.50; KIM KASIAN, $29.25; DAVID KLATT, $70; SUSAN LARSEN, $11.12; NIKITA LORENZEN, $115.83; SCOTT MASTESR, $115.50; RUSSELL PRIEWE, $81.86; BYRON RICHARD, $23.40; NATALIE WANDLER, $77.22; DEPT OF CORRECTIONS, $13,394.06; DUNN COUNTY TREASURER, 50.60; DURACLEAN, $3,356.75; ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, $3,629.35; ETSYSTEMS INC, $2975; EVERBRIDGE, $9,497.98; FASTENAL, $6.22; FLECK’S FURNITURE & APPLIANCES, $330.55; FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, $689.15; GUARDIAN FLEET, $307.50; NDITD, $7,563.85; JAM PEST CONTROL, $195; KEITH SIGNS, $44,956.19; KEOGH LAW OFFICE, $100; KIRK ROLL, $1600; LEGEND AUTO BODY, $499.88; MAC’S, $203.84; MDU, $11,546.79; MENARDS, $250.01; ND STATE RADIO, $1913; NEWBY’S, $339.77; PITNEY BOWES, $242.13; QUADIENT LEASING, $981.72; QUALITY QUICK PRINT, $81; QUALITY XTERMINATORS, $230; RAMKOTA HOTEL, $86.40; RECORD KEEPERS, $24.50; RICHARDTON FIRE DISTRICT, $42,462.20; ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $2176; RUDY’S LOCK & KEY, $727; SERVICE PRINTERS, $299.90; STUTSMAN COUNTY AUDITOR, $275.50; SUNSET LAW ENFORCEMENT, $6254; SUPERIOR WATER, $45; T-REX CONOCO, $55.87; THOMSON REUTERS, $612.69; TOTAL SAFETY, $95.13; TYLER TECH, $42,756.75; VERIZON, $2,587.04; VISA, $2,210.95; WALMART, $134.11; WELLCARE, $21.20; WELLS FARGO, $254.37; WEX BANK, $16,796.64; WEX HEALTHCARE, $93.50; XEROX CORPORATION, $150.52 Highway Distribution: PAYROLL, $289,3585.09; WAYNE BAER, $100; CHAD MESSER, $100; JOB SERVICE ND, $13,792.08 Preservation Fund: US RECORDS MIDWEST, $2561 Siren Contingency: ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $404.15 Special Operations: VISA, $1,236.92 Veteran’s Service Office: PAYROLL, $19,592.14; ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS, $97.38; BRAUN DISTRIBUTING, $24.30; CLUBHOUSE HOTEL, $432; CONSOLIDATED, $39.69; JESSICA CLIFTON, $707.25; VERIZON, $40.01 Victim Witness: PAYROLL, $11,660.56; BOSS OFFICE, $99.99;CONSOLIDATED, $37.03; VERIZON, $81.97 NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT MONTH PROCLAMATION Arthaud read the proclamation that proclaims April 2022 as National County Government Month. JOETTA PEARCY - 2021 RETIREMENT RECOGNITION Pearcy and Heiser recognized and thanked Tom Stephens and Jim Heidt for their years of service to Stark County. Both Stephens and Heidt retired from the county road department in 2021. KURT FROELICH – DAKOTA ROOM PICTURES Froelich presented pictures from the Stark County Museum that have been enlarged and hung on the walls of the Dakota room. COREY LEE - SHERIFF REPORT Lee presented his March 2022 report to the Commission: • Total calls for service 1334 – down from 1477 last year • Traffic stops 205 – down from 218 last year • 48 stops in the city of Dickinson and 157 stops in the county & neighboring small towns • Public Relation visits 217 – down from 218 last year • Bar checks 21 – up from 5 last year • 5 theft-related calls – down from 12 last year • 49 Transports – 16 Prisoner, 2 Assists, 15 Court, 2 Juvenile, 3 Medical, 11 Mental Health • 19 calls for K-9 • 6 Truck Reg Stops • 31 Agency Assists – down from 22 last month • Responded to 12 accidents: 0 pedestrians, 0 fatalities, 2 hit & run, 1 injury, and 9 property • There were 96 arrests made. Lee reports on 2 incidents within the last month: Southwest of Belfield the Highway Patrol and their plane along with Dunn and Billings Counties helped Stark County bring that incident to completion; another that Slope and Hettinger County along with the Highway Patrol helped bring that incident to resolution. He also commended the members of his staff for their commitment to clearing this incident. Zander asked for clarification on an incident with a K9 during training. Lee explained that during a training exercise, he was wearing a bite suit and stimulating the dog with an agitation stick, when the dog was pulled away by the handler the dog did bite Lee, as the dog wasn’t pulled straight away. Zander also asked for clarification regarding a Deputy and alcohol at a training exercise. Lee deferred Zander to Human Resources or the State’s Attorney on this issue but states the incident was dealt with harshly and appropriately. JESSE HOFF – SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CAMERA UPDATE Hoff updated the commission regarding the body cams, installation began March 1 and is 80% complete. They are waiting on some CAD integration that will automatically start and stop recording. He pointed out some features such as if a Deputy is lying still on the ground it will alert the other cameras that there may be an issue. JESSE HOFF – SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SIRN RADIO PURCHASE PROPOSAL Hoff reports that some of the radios they believed would work with the SIRN project, will not. There are 8 portable radios and 26 mobile radios that are not capable of 800 MHz and need replacement before the new network is put to use. State reimbursement of $1,500 for each radio purchased expires in January of 2023. Kohler Communications’ quote is for $225,380.80 for the radios and this figure does not change going to a different vendor as the amount was already quoted to the state for the SIRN project. Installation and software upgrades will total between $8,000 and $10,000. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the replacement of radios as presented by Hoff and that the 2023 budget reflect this cost. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Marsh - aye, Messer – aye, Franchuk - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CLERK OF COURT SECURITY CONTRACT The Clerk of Court has asked the Sheriff’s Department to escort their money to the bank twice a week for a fee of $400.00 a month. This would start on May 1, 2022, and any of the Sheriff’s staff could do the escort. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To have Arthaud sign the service agreement with the district court as presented, to include the reimbursement fee of $400.00. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Marsh - aye, Franchuk – aye, Messer - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. AL HEISER – COUNTY ROAD Heiser reports the road crew has been blading roads and have filled water tanks scattered throughout the county for fires. He also reported on potential paving he would like to do this year in the county. Arthaud questions the snow removal on the paved roads within the county. Heiser states that if the commission would like the paved roads to have snow removed, he just needs the word to do that. He suggests a committee be created to put together a policy on how it should be addressed. Marsh is on the road portfolio and Heiser asked if Messer would be on the committee with them. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To put a committee together, to develop a policy, that consists of Marsh, Messer, and Heiser and have HR open the committee up to applicants for a week. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. Heiser presents a survey plat for a tract of land on 115th Ave. that needs to be deeded back to the landowner to put the land back on the tax roll. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To deed the property back with the State’s Attorney reviewing the documents. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. JAMES KADRMAS – INTERSTATE ENGINEERING • BRZ-0045(075) 38th St SW Bridge Replacement A successful TS&L meeting was held on March 9th with Supt. Heiser and Jason Fischer from Dickinson District DOT, agreed that the installation of a box culvert along a realigned roadway was needed. Working toward finishing the reporting phase of the project by completing the documented CATEX. MIKE NJOS – HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT • Bridge Replacement 45-152-24.1 on 80th Ave SW– 15 miles south & 8 miles east of Richardton (HES Project #210449) This project has been approved for funding thru NDDOT HB-1505 funds for a total of $463,155 (both CE & Construction). We are on track to submit the final environmental document and final plans by the due date of April 1st. The bid date is set for June 10th, 2022. • Bridge Replacement 45-147-1.0 on 83rd Ave SW – 8 miles north of Richardton & 4 miles east of ND8 (HES Project #210271) Although the NDDOT has not approved the project for funding, we have begun the environmental clearance process. Pending funding approval, construction may be in 2023. • Bridge Replacement on 39th St SW – 3.5 miles south & 3 miles west of Hebron – near Richard Anheluk (HES Project #220657) The hydraulic survey was completed, and we recommended a double 78”x76’ corrugated metal pipe to replace the existing 20’-long steel girder bridge. JEREMY WOOD – NORTHERN PLAINS ENGINEERING PROJECT REPORT • BRO-0045(068) 30th St Bridge Replacement Northeast of Dickinson The final records have been approved by 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 project was bid on February 11th through the NDDOT process. The NDDOT recommended awarding to Martin Construction at $1,243,721.05. 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. • 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 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. DEB NELSON – VISION WEST ND Nelson along with Darrell Dukart from Dunn County addressed the commission and asked them to consider becoming a member of Vision West ND. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To become a member at the Visionary level with Vision West ND – $1600.00 DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh – aye, Zander - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Nelson asked the commission if they would also consider being a sponsor at the Behavioral Health Summit to be held April 26-27, 2022 in Watford City. The $600 level would get you one free registration. Separate from the sponsorship you can send as many staff that are interested at $150 registration per person. DISPOSITION: Messer suggests we send the staff who are interested at a $150.00 registration fee each rather than being a sponsor. Arthaud agrees. Dukart will send a link to the registration to Auditor Richard. Break 15 minutes. Arthaud states the Minutes previously approved in this meeting say February 1, 2022, instead of March 1, 2022. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To amend the minutes to say March 1, 2022. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. STEVE JOSEPHSON – PLANNING & ZONING Josephson presented a request from Fisher Sand and Gravel to extend the conditional use permits on the following: a gravel pit operation on a 30-acre parcel located in the SE ¼ of Section 27, Township 140, Range 95; and a gravel pit operation on a 10-acre site located in the NE ¼ of Section 27, Township 140, Range 95. Both permits were approved in May 2013 and require annual renewal. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the Conditional Use Permit for Fischer Sand and Gravel on the 10-acre site located in the NE ¼ of Section 27, Township 140, Range 95. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the Conditional Use Permit Fischer Sand and Gravel on a 30-acre parcel located in the SE ¼ of Section 27, Township 140, Range 95 DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. Josephson presented ZTA 01-22 Proposed Amendments to Article II: Rules and Definitions and Article V: Zoning District Regulations of the Stark County Zoning Ordinance adopted October 2, 2012. If approved it would allow for both banquet and reception halls in both the Agricultural Zoning District and the Commercial Zoning District. Both staff and the Planning and Zoning Board recommend approval. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Zander To approve ZTA 01-22 Proposed Amendments to Article II: Rules and Definitions and Article V: Zoning District Regulations of the Stark County Zoning Ordinance adopted October 2, 2012, regarding banquet halls/reception halls. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Zander - aye, Franchuk – aye, Messer - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Josephson presented ZTA 02-22 Proposed Amendments to Article II: Rules and Definitions and Article III: General Provisions of the Stark County Zoning Ordinance adopted on October 2, 2012, regarding flood plain management. This updates the flood plain management regulations. Both staff and Planning and Zoning Board recommend approval. Messer questioned the appeal process on page 12 that the county commission is not part of the process. Josephson responded that he does not see an issue with adding the county commission as part of the process. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve ZTA 02-22 Proposed Amendments to Flood Plain Management a change under 3.11.13 that the appeal process includes the county commission. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh – aye, Zander - aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Josephson and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Daneen Dressler presented ZTA 03-21 Chapter 6.19 of the Stark County Zoning Ordinance Proposed Changes Regarding Wind Energy Facility and Wind Turbines as well as Proposed Changes to Chapter 2.3 of the Stark County Zoning Ordinance Definitions Dressler reports an advisory committee, which included members of the public, provided feedback and input into the development of these changes. They also had up to 5 public hearings. Josephson and Dressler reviewed the proposed zoning ordinance amendments, as recommended by the Planning and Zoning commission, with the commission. Dale Burwick, Autumn Richard, and Farren Richard spoke in favor of the proposed changes. MOTION BY: Commissioner Zander SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve ZTA 03-21 Chapter 6.19 Proposed Changes Wind Energy Facility and Wind Turbines as discussed with the following changes: In Section 6.19.3 the word “developer would be changed the “applicant”; and In Section 6.19.5 2) a) participating property owners setbacks add language that would allow a variance to the setbacks from structures and facilities capable of habitation of capable of being used if all legal owners of the structure or facility agree, in writing, that the setback distance may be waived. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Zander - aye, Marsh - aye, Messer – aye, Franchuk - nay, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. MISSI BARANKO – USPIRE ND Baranko and Emily Gran addressed the commission regarding the Healthy Families ND program. Healthy Families America prevents child abuse and neglect. It supports families in the home and focuses on building nurturing, safe and secure relationships between parent and child. USPIRE ND would like the Commission to consider them in future budgeting requests. The target would be $10,000.00 which would help support staffing. Grants typically don’t want to fund staffing. Their current budget for staffing is $170,000 / year and they are active in the community raising funds. Zander left the meeting. PARK BOARD 12:35 pm to 1:00 pm LISA HEISER – FAIRGROUNDS BUILDING FUND Heiser addressed the commission regarding the fairgrounds building that is proposed to be built. Beni Paulson spoke to the commission regarding the importance of this building and what it will bring to the community. Events could be held year-round in this building which supports the county. He believes this building would allow us to bring in events and do great things for our county. Heiser asked the commission to consider more funding for this building, she addressed the extra funds the County Extension has. One of the reasons for the building will be to support the 4-H groups and bring them together and 4-H is a big part of the County Extension. Richard states there are approximately 1.7 million excess dollars in the County Extension fund and she did reach out to the ND Association of Counties and they said because the money was levied for 4-H which is a part of the County Agent the commission could move the funds to go towards a 4-H facility. Messer believes we need to start the discussion with Kurt Froehlich, the County Agent, and proceed from there. Arthaud believes this is tax-payer money that is not being used and the Commission can decide what to do with it. Engelstad states NDCC 11.38 says all funds raised by levy under this chapter (County Extension Agent) must be appropriated for the purposes set forth in this chapter. She states it is silent on 4-H and needs to research what the purposes set forth in this chapter cover. DISPOSITION: Engelstad will do further research and bring the information back to the next meeting. RICHARDTON FIRE BRUSH TRUCK Richard presents the invoice from the Richardton Fire Department for their Brush Truck that just arrived, the commission had previously committed to this payment. The portion that Stark County is responsible for is $42,462.20. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To pay $42,462.20 out of the general fund to the Richardton Fire Department. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Marsh - aye, Franchuk - aye, Messer – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. LISA HEISER – STARK COUNTY WEBSITE UPDATE Heiser provided an update on the new county website design and she reports it should be completed in approximately a month. SHAWNA DAVENPORT – RADAR BASE GENERATOR Davenport addressed the commission regarding the backup generation located on radar base hill. The generator is for radio equipment used throughout the county. She reports she started having issues with it at the end of 2021 and every Friday during exercises it will fault and there is a crack in the expansion chamber. The generator has reached its lifespan. She is asking for a replacement generator at $7,868.16. There is a budget line item for radar base work, but there is not enough in that budget and she is asking for permission to go over budget on that line item. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve $7,868.16 for the purchase and installation of the 24kW generator from Denny’s Electric and permission to go over the line-item budget. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. Davenport reports she met with Fire Chiefs and they are moving into a burn restriction for the county when in high, very high, or extreme/red flag categories effective 4-5-2022. APPROVAL OF LOCAL PERMIT FOR DICKINSON RODEO CLUB RAFFLE Richard presented the Dickinson Rodeo Club Raffle permit for formal approval. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve the raffle permit for the Dickinson Rodeo Club. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. RENEWAL OF LEFOR KC REGENT DEVELOPMENT LOCATION GAMING PERMIT Richard presented the Regent Development Corporation’s game permit for the Lefor KC Club. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Marsh To approve Regent Development Corporation’s gaming permit. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. KAREN RICHARD – APPROVAL OF POLLING PLACE DAYS & HOURS Richard presented the 2022 Election Voting Centers & Hours as follows: Early Voting Center: Prairie Hills Mall - Dates: 6/6/2022 – 6/10/2022 (Monday – Friday) Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm - Date: 6/11/2022 (Saturday) Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm Absentee Voting Center: Stark County Courthouse - Date: 4/29/2022 (UOCAVA Ballots Available) - Date: 5/5/2022 (Domestic Ballots Available) Election Day Voting Centers: Prairie Hills Mall, Biesiot Activity Center, Belfield City Hall, Richardton City Hall - Date: 6/14/2022 (Tuesday) Hours: 8:00am – 7:00pm MOTION BY: Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To approve the 2022 Election Voting Centers and hours. DISPOSITION: Roll call: Commissioners: Messer - aye, Franchuk - aye, Marsh – aye, Chairman Arthaud – aye. Motion Carried. DUNN COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION Richard presented a gaming permit application from the Dunn County Fair Association for the I Don’t Know Bar. MOTION BY: Commissioner Messer SECONDED BY: Commissioner Franchuk To approve the Dunn County Fair Association Permit. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. KAREN RICHARD – P&Z AND WEED BOARD PER DIEM CHANGE QUESTION Richard states that after consultation with Engelstad, before the meeting, this cannot be changed, so it will remain as is. Arthaud addressed the commission and states that as the no contact order for Leslie Ross regarding the Stark County Courthouse was done via a letter from Mr. Henning and not voted on by the commission, it is time to lift that. MOTION BY: Commissioner Marsh SECONDED BY: Commissioner Messer To lift Leslie Ross’s no-contact order for the Stark County Courthouse. DISPOSITION: All voted aye. Motion Carried. Leslie Ross addressed the commission stating it was 8 letters that she received the last being July 20, 2020, and it threatened criminal prosecution, it never went through the court and there was no due process. Marsh states he would like Stark County to consider Home Rule. Messer would like a committee put together to research this. Arthaud appoints Marsh in charge of setting up the committee. Commissioner Messer made MOTION to adjourn, Commissioner Franchuk SECONDED, Adjourned. ______________________ Karen Richard, Auditor ______________________ Carla Arthaud, Chairman (May 18, 2022) 63768