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November 13, 2014 Billings County Pioneer Page 5 Billings County Commission BILLINGS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING - OCTOBER 7, 2014 The meeting was called to order at 9:20 A.M. with Commissioners Arthaud and Kessel in attendance. Others present during portions of the meeting were: Kevin Uttech, Maurice Hardy, Nate Bouray, Rick Duval, Road Superintendent Jeff Iverson, Chief Deputy Pat Rummel, Kayla Torgerson, and Justin Hyndman. After review, Kessel moved to ap- prove the minutes from the September 2, 2014 regular meeting. Arthaud sec- onded. All voted aye. Kevin Uttech was present to discuss the 38th street project. Discussion en- sued regarding the removal of trees and dust control. Maurice Hardy presented an agree- ment for SNAP that Golden Valley/Billings County Social Services will abide by the program rules. Chair- man Arthaud signed the agreement. Commissioner Kasian joined the meeting at 10:00A.M. Chief Deputy Sheriff Pat Rummel presented a Department of Transporta- tion occupant protection grant. Chair- man Arthaud signed the grant application. Auditor Lamb presented a contract for the 2014 audit to be done by Jim Wosepka's office. Chairman Arthaud signed. Christmas vacation hours were dis- cussed and Kessel moved to allow 20 hours for the holiday. The road crew will work Monday and Tuesday, with the rest of the week off and the courthouse employees will work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday until 12:00PM with the rest of the week off. Kasian seconded. All voted aye. Discussion ensued regarding a let- ter received by the board requesting a reduction in speed on Highway 85 and a "no engine brakes" sign prior to en- tering Fairfield. Auditor Lamb and Road Superintendent Iverson will get in touch with the Department of Transportation regarding this issue. Attorney Nate Bouray was present to represent Energy Resource Group. The survey plat from 2011 showed that Oviatt Street in Fryburg was vacated, but there is nothing in the minutes from the commission ever vacating this street. They had spoken with the sur- veyor and he could not find anything from that time either. States Attorney ensued regarding federal projects and 008269 4,489.00 oil impact projects. Gilseth, Mitchel Chief Deputy Sheriff Rummel dis- Ambulance-Travel Expenses cussed the FEMA trailers that Billings 008270 210.00 County has been storing in Medora. Golden Valley County They were received in 1997 due to a Social Services flood. They cannot be sold, however 008271 8,806.07 Billings County can dispose of them or Grand International Inn - Minot allow another public agency to have" Zoning Meeting-Travel Expense them. The Rural Fire Department stated 008272 71.00 they would be interested in them. Hartman, Connie M. Kessel moved to allow them to be trans- Deputy Auditor - Travel Expense ferred to the Rural Fire District. Kasian 008273 178.78 seconded. All voted aye. Helena Chemical Company Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D. Weed - Chemicals Dental & Vision Premiums 008274 1,430.84 008227 2,708.50 Hennepin Technical College N.D.P.E.R.S. Ambulance - Community Grant Health & Life Insurance Premiums 008275 10,284.60 008228 41,221.04 Hlebechuk Construction 3D Specialties Gas Plant Road Signage Program - Telespar 008276 77,962.85 008229 3,055.50 Hlebechuk Construction Acquisign 131 st Avenue SW Signage Program - Software 008277 128,215.03 008230 2,000.00 Hlebechuk Construction Adams, Donna Blade Roads, etc. Ag Commission Meeting - Travel 008278 57,157.00 008231 119.76 J and J Operating, LLC Alternative Sanitation Parts & Supplies Waste Removal 008279 371.50 008232 220.00 Jamestown Communications American Engineering Testing, Inc. Mobile Radio's Richard Pit - Gravel Testing - 008280 1,956.00 008233 2,125.20 Jeff's Towing AmeriPride Linen Service Sheriff - Oil-x & Service Mat Rental 008281 116.48 008234 257.30 Johnson, Christine Andreas, George & Rose Marie Risk Management - Travel Expense 2014/2015 Scoria Lease Agreement 008282 33.60 008235 250.00 Just-In Glass A T & T Mobility Ambulance - Windshield Repair Cellular Service 008283 40.00 008236 71.82 Kadrmas, Lee, & Jackson, Inc. Belfield Automotive Supply, Inc. Engineering Parts & Supplies 008284 63,847.05 008237 1,530.39 Kasian, Connie Billings County Auditor Zoning Meeting - Mileage D.E.M. - Conference Fees 008285 78.60 008238 60.00 Kasian, Michael E. Billings County Pioneer Commissioner - Mileage Publishing 008286 252.52 008239 566.64 Kessel, Anita R Billings County Pioneer Zoning Meeting - Mileage Subscription 008287 89.80 008240 34.00 Kessel, Clara Boltz Construction Ambulance - Travel Expense Blade Roads 008288 175.00 008241 1,360.00 Kessel, Joseph L. Boots Bar & Grill Zoning & Commissioner - Mileage D.E.M.- Fire Food 008289 247.62 008242 400.00 .... Kohler Communications Boundtree Medical, LLC Prairie School - Cellular Booster Ambulance - Medical Supplies 008290 1,349.56 008243 123.75 Kohler Communications Brooks & Associates, C.E. Gorham Tower- Rent Land Use Plan - Roadless 008291 200.00 008244 1,770.98 Krush, Paul Butler Machinery Co. Zoning Meeting - Mileage Parts & Supplies 008292 92.04 008245 416.82 Lyle Signs, Inc. Canad Inn - Grand Forks Road Signs Sheriff - NDPOA Conference 008293 1,355.67 008246 896.40 Mac's, Inc. Cellular Communications Bucket with Grapple Fork Radio Expense 008294 2,787.98 008247 34.99 Mainstay Suites - Bismarck Cerkoney, Cathy D.E.M.- Travel Expense Zoning Meeting - Mileage 008295 166.00 008248 84.20 Martin Construction Br~c~ was in; attendance and stated Challenger Industr es, nc 38th Street SW- Construction tha]~he Pe{i~t;on to Vacate submitted b~ Parts & SupDlies _ 008296 724,585.35 At ~i~,~1~iad~s~i~;,r~:~.'~e~ i~082~9 : ~" ~ 244)8~3 Medora COnvenience Store scrip{Von issues. He also E{ ted that in Comfort Sui{es Bismarck D.E.M. - Fire Food order to vacate this street a petition would need to be signed by six qualified electors who own interest in Fryburg property. The petition would then need to be presented to the board. The board received and approved the following permits with road superin- tendent conditions: Construction in County Right-of- Way Permits .Edward H. Schwartz Construction - Section 26-143-98 along 16th St SW Rick Duval dba WestDak Homes -~ Section 22-141-99 along Green River Rd. (2715) Rick Duval dba WestDak Homes - Section 22-141-99 along Green River Rd. (2719) Rick Duval dba WestDak Homes - Section 22-141-99 along Green River Rd. (2737) The boardreviewed zoning requests that had been addressed by the zoning board at their September 18, 2014 reg- ular meeting as follows: Rick Duval, dba Westdak Homes, LLC: Application to construct a home and garage on the Wl/2 of Lot 5 and all of Lot 6, Block 2, Frank's Creek Subdi- vision 22-141-99 (2741 Green River Dr). Property is zoned residential and owned byADB Development, LLC. The zoning board approved a variance for the larger lot and the building applica- tion. Kasian moved to uphold the zon- ing board decision. Kessel seconded. All voted aye. Buell Consulting, Inc/Verizon Wire- less: Conditional use permit to con- struct a cell tower in the E1/2 28-142-98 (2293 123rd Ave SW). Property is zoned agricultural and owned by Jeff & Jody Baranko. The zoning board ap- proved the conditional use permit. Kessel moved to uphold the zoning board decision. Kasian seconded. All voted aye. Paul Cossette: Application to con- struct a residence on Tract 5, Merrifield Creek Ranch Estates, section 27-139- 102. Property is zoned agricultural. The zoning board approved the application. Kessel moved to uphold the zoning board decision. Kasian seconded. All voted aye. Giles Radtke for Great Northern Gathering & Marketing, LLC: Applica- tion to construct a 40' x 80' maintenance shop for the Fryburg Rail Terminal at 3726 135th Ave SW (3.5009 acre tract in the $1/2N1/2 10-139-100). Property is zoned industrial and owned by ND Land Holdings, LLC. The zoning board approved the application. Kessel moved to uphold the zoning board de- cision. Kasian seconded. All voted aye. Road Superintendent Jeff Iverson was present to update the board on var- ious projects in the county. A change order for Gas Plant road was signed by Chairman Arthaud. Chairman Arthaud opened the 2015 final budget Public Hearing at 11:10AM. Present were EMS Director Keri Rum- mel, Chief Deputy Pat Rummel, Sheriff Dave Jurgens, Tim Wilhelmi, Kayla Torgerson, Justin Hyndman, and Recorder/Clerk of Court Donna Adams. No individuals had any comments for or against the 2015 budget. Kessel moved to approve the final budget for 2015. Kasian seconded. All voted aye. Justin Hyndman and Kayla Torger- son from KLJ were present for the monthly engineers report. Discussion Tax Director- Travel Expenses 008297 30.20 008250 296.00 Menards - Dickinson Creative Energy Courthouse - Maintenance Supplies Weed - Gas & Diesel Fuel 008298 381.02 008251 2,063.90 Mercedes Benz Financial Services D & D Sprinkler Systems Lease - Tractor Truck & Belly Dump Courthouse - Winterize Sprinklers 008299 34,282.70 008252 225.00 Mercedes Benz Financial Services Dakota Dirt Works Lease - Tractor Truck Scraper Rental 008300 25,642.47 008253 5,500.00 Mercedes Benz Financial Services Dakota Farm Equipment, Inc. Lease - Tractor Truck Parts & Supplies 008301 23,697.92 008254 2,297.83 Mercedes Benz Financial Services Dakota Filter Supply Lease - Tractor Truck & Belly Dump Parts & Supplies 008302 34,282.70 008255 153.92 Mercedes Benz Financial Services Dakota Insurance Lease - Tractor Truck & Belly Dump Property Insurance 008303 34,282.70 008256 5,817.00 Mid-American Research Chemical Dan's Interstate Conoco Courthouse - Maintenance Supplies Sheriff - Gas 008304 580.00 008257 86.75 Midstate Telephone Company Darby's Welding & Machine, Inc. Courthouse - Telephone Service Machine Work 008305 941.04 008258 1,602.04 Municipal Emergency Services Dickinson Public Library Ambulance - Uniforms Library Services 008306 26,330.75 008259 5,148.79 N.D.A.A.O. DJ's Tesoro Tax Director - Registration Fee Ambulance - Gas 008307 140.00 008260 117.77.. :. National Association of Counties Donut Hole Membership Dues Ambulance - Training Expense 008308 450.00 008261 132.00 N.D. Association of Counties Dosch, Kathy D & A Testing - Mileage Risk Management - Travel Expense008309 96.04 008262 16.80 N.D. Association of Counties DS Solutions Taxes Election - Test Ballots 008310 111.29 008263 150.00 N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame DTE, Inc. Meeting Room - Maintenance Turbo Hoist 008311 200.00 008264 3,444.25 N.D. Office of the State Auditor Election Systems & Software 2013 Fiscal Year Audit General Election - Ballots 008312 165.00 008265 471.71 N.D.P.E.R.S. Electronic Communications Golden Valley - Health Insurance Sheriff- Radio Repair 008313 3,957.02 008266 186.00 N.D. State Radio Communications Fastenal Company 911 Service & S. O.- T-1 Line Shop Supplies 008314 1,575.30 008267 14.41 N.D. State Treasurer . General Equipment & Supplies Clerk of Court Fees Terex - Parts & Repairs 008315 73.32 008268 581.01 NDACO Resources Group, Inc. George's Tire, LTD Tax Director - Tech Mgmt. Contract Tires & Repair 008316 1,770.56 Have something that may be newswor- thy that you'd like to share or submit to the Golden Valley News or the Billings County Pioneer? We won t know about it unless you tell us, and we welcome submitted news it,ems! It s easy. Just give us a call, e-mail your item and a phone number, or mail a photo and the text that goes along with it. Golden Valley News/Billings County Pio- neer: P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (701) 872-3755; Nelson International Parts & Supplies 008317 99.94 Newby's Ace Hardware Courthouse - Maintenance Supplies 008318 131.86 Northern Improvement Co. Gas Plant Road - Cold Mix 008319 21,349.38 Northern Plains Erosion Control Straw Waddles & Stakes 008320 177.50 Off Road Software, Inc. Tax Director- Software Support 008321 695.00 OK Tire Stores "l]res & Repair 008322 1,575.50 Parkway Ford Parts & Supplies 008323 611.07 Penguin Management, Inc. 911 Wireless - Voice Notification 008324 2,268.00 Professional Printing Sheriff - Printing Services 008325 152.00 Putnam, Karen Zoning Meeting - Mileage 008326 46.12 RDO Trust 80-5800 Parts & Supplies 008327 130.10 Respond Systems Courthouse- Replenish 1st Aid Kit 008328 65.88 Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Inc. Electricity 008329 2,881.36 Rummel, Keri Ambulance - Travel Expense 008330 175.00 Rummel, Patrick D. E. M.- Travel Expense 008331 35.00 Runnings Farm & Fleet, Inc. Parts & Supplies 008332 180.52 S & H Grading, Inc. Blade Roads & Haul Gravel 008333 4,152.50 S.D.S.U. - S.D.L.T.A.P. Road Conference Fees 008334 170.00 Share Corporation Courthouse - Maintenance Supplies 008335 513.84 Snyder Repair & Service Weed - Tires & Repair 008336 2,002.02 Southwest Business Machines Office Supplies 008337 721.45 Southwest Multi-Co. Correction Ctr. Sheriff - Prisoner Care 008338 1,074.93 Southwest Water Authority Water Usage 008339 1,400.01 St. Alexius Medical Center Employee Assistance Program 008340 250.00 St. Joseph's Hospital Ambulance - Pharmacy Supplies 008341 57.18 Steffan Feeds Western Wheat & Oats Seed 008342 767.50 Stein's, Inc. Courthouse - Maintenance Supplies 008343 1,375.77 Swanson, Stacey i Tax Director - Travel Expenses 008344 347.20 Swanston Equipment Corp. Install Flink Spreader 008345 5,157.62 Synter Resources Group, LLC UPS Shipping Charges 008346 34.25 Taser International Sheriff - Dataport Kit 008347 254.41 Tczap, John Zoning Meeting - Mileage 008348 45.00 Thyssen Krupp Elevator Courthouse - Upgrade Elevator 008349 16,760.70 Fund $131,593.97; Road and Bridge Tom's Service Center Fund $98,896.26; Weed Fund Tires $16,831.35. 008350 772.00 With there being no further busi- Uline ness, Kasian moved to adjourn the Sheriff- Scale .meeting at 3:15P.M. Kessel seconded. 008351 137.90 All voted aye. Ultramax James Arthaud, Chairman Sheriff - Ammunition Attest: 008352 586.00 Marcia Lamb, Auditor/Treasurer Verizon Wireless (November 6, 13 and 20) Cellular Service 008353 2,673.48 Belfield School District Vidacare Corporation Ambulance - Medical Supplies 008354 1,961.86 SPECIAL MEETING, BOARD OF WaI-Mart EDUCATION, Courthouse - Maintenance Supplies BELFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL 008355 49.19 DISTRICT #13 West Dakota Oil, Inc. October 16, 2014 6:00 p.m. Gas & Diesel Fuel Library 008356 41,363.83 Westlie Truck Center Meeting was called to order by Parts & Repairs board president Ed Procive 6:00 p.m. 008357 6,178.66 Present: Curt Buckman, Terry John- Wosepka P.C., James J. son, Tony Krebs, Dan Obrigewitch, Ed 2013 Fiscal Year Audit- Fees Procive, Supt. Northrop, Admin. Ass't. 008358 2,000.00 Rhonda Tooley Job Service North Dakota Also present: School legal counsel Unemployment Taxes Dave Phillips 008361 2,201.12 Board legal counsel Lawrence King N.D.P.ER.S Mr. Lamprecht's legal counsel Chad Retirement Nodland 008363 28,934.17 Richard Volesky from the Billings Century Link County Pioneer Telephone Services Katherine Lymn from the Dickinson 008368 519.34 Press Consolidated The agenda for the meeting is to Intemet Service & 911 Changes consider the Motion to Dismiss filed by 008369 240.19 Respondent Jeffrey Lamprecht in mat- Discovery Benefits, Inc. ter entitled Belfield School district #013 Administrative Fees School Board v. Jeffrey Lamprecht, 008370 83.00 OAH File No. 20140221. Motion by Information Technology Dept. Obrigewitch/seconded by Johnson to Sheriff-T-1 Line approve the agenda. Motion carried 008371 503.32 unanimously. Medora, City of .... Procive noted the executive session Courthouse - Utilities will be recorded and all members of the 008372 231.48 governing body are reminded to limit Mercedes Benz Financial Services their discussion during the executive Lease- Western Star Truck session to the announced topic. Mr. 008373 270.00 King gave the Century Code authority Reservation Telephone Cooperative for executive sessions. Motion made 911 Trunk Charges, etc. by Krebs/seconded by Buckman to 008374 41.11 move into an executive session. Mr. Visa Krebs asked for the legal authority Ambulance - Training Expense, etc. again, Lawrence King read the Century 008375 2,070.08 Code authority Visa Roll call vote: Procive - yes, Krebs Ambulance & Sheriff- Gas, etc. - yes, Obrigewitch - Yes, Johnson - 008376 885.23 yes, Buckman - yes. The board approved the revenueProcive asked the members of the vouchers for the month of September: public who are attending the meeting to Recorder $11,750.60; Zoning leave the room. The executive session $1,075.00; Court $142.50; Sheriff began at 6:07 and was attended by the $33.00. full school board, Supt. Northrop, Bus. Revenues for materials and/or serv- Admin. Ass't. Tooley and Legal Counsel ices rendered in September: Loft Weld- Phillips, King and Nodland ing LLC $264.60 bridge plank; Terry The executive session was ad- Gregory $189.20 pit run scoria & haul- journed at 6:27. The public was invited ing; Dudley Stuber $144.50 blading, to return to the meeting room and the Revenues for the month of Septem- meeting was now open. ber: Highway Tax Distribution Motion made by Johnson, seconded $14,483.94; Oil & Gas Production Tax by Krebs to deny the request of the Mo- $1,122,959.40; Interest $2,358.91; tion to Dismiss. Discussion followed. Sheriff $21,727.10 permits $13,724.00 Roll call vote: Procive - yes, Krebs - overload fees; Royalties $64,967.99; yes, Obrigewitch - Yes, Johnson - yes, BLM Mineral Royalties $236,968.83; Buckman-yes. Weed Revenue $6,383.94; ND Dept of The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 Agriculture $2,226.38; Ambulance serv- P.M. ices $7,197.67; Maps/Copies $16.75. Edward Procive, Board President Payroll in the following amounts RhondaTooley, Admin. Ass't. were approved for September: General (November 13)~'~ The deadline for submitted copy and stories and all ad orders is noon on Fridays. Call 872-3755 or e-mail ranchers read their everyweek! q t