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The meeting was called to order by Mayor Wick in the absence of John Buskness. The minutes and treasure’s report were given and were accepted as read. Candyce was in contact with Abby at the lawyer’s office about a building ordinance. Nothing was confirmed at this time. The trees at the dump ground were burned this morning. It was discussed to dig a hole and bury what didn’t burn. The sign for the dump ground has been received and will be put in place this summer. The board reviewed the picture from the county where the street is on second avenue and where the yield sign will be placed. Because of all the snow at that corner, it cannot be completed until the snow melts. The ARPA was reviewed and again and since the government has made it easier to apply, the city will apply for the $7379.39 available. The board thought it should be earmarked for the lagoon. The city will have to get a DUN’s # first. A motion was made by Kuruc and seconded by Martin to proceed. A resident of Woodworth does not want to pay the rural water access fee. A letter will be sent outlining that there are no passes on this bill and if the water is shut off, he will be billed a turn on fee, a penalty and delinquent payments. Korff dropped off his bill for services done at the concession stand and the city will just apply it to his bill. Daven Dockter presented a bill for the Christmas bulbs he purchased for $35. Daven and help will continue fixing city decorations for this coming winter. Bills were read and motioned for approval by Martin and seconded by Kuruc. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned Linda Clark, Auditor From the Mayor’s Desk: Thank you to Daven Docktor and Trevor Wick for working on the old Christmas lights by replacing the bulbs and putting them up. If you see them, say “Thank You!” (Jan. 19, 2022) 24144
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF CASS IN DISTRICT COURT EAST CENTRAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT In re: Petition for Name Change of Jennifer Sue Ferris NOTICE OF PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE [1]PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition in the above-entitled matter will be filed with the Clerk of District Court for Cass County, North Dakota, requesting an Order changing the name of Jennifer Sue Farris to Jennifer Sue Cowdrey. [2]Pursuant to N.D.C.C. 32-28-02, thirty days previous notice of the intended application must be given in the official newspaper printed in this county. You are hereby notified that thirty days after publication, petitioner intends to file a petition requesting entry of the Court’s Order changing the name of Jennifer Sue Farris to Jennifer Sue Cowdrey. Any objection to granting this name change must be given in writing to the address listed below within 30 days of the date of this publication. The written objection must also be filed with the Court. If no objections are given, the Court may respond to the Petition without further hearing. Dated this 14th day of January, 2022. VOGEL LAW FIRM /s/ Bailey J. Fuchs BY: Bailey J. Fuchs (#09336) 218 NP Avenue PO Box 1389 Fargo, ND 58107-1389 Telephone: 701-237-6983 Facsimile: 701-356-6395 Email: bfuchs@vogellaw.com ATTORNEYS FOR PETITIONER (Jan. 19, 2022) 24137
Susan E. Johnson-Drenth (05387) JD Legal Planning PLLC 902 28th Street S, Suite 2 Fargo, ND 58103 Telephone: 701-364-9595 Fax: 701-364-9596 Email: sdrenth@jdlegalplanning.com Attorney for Personal Representative Court File No. 09-2022-PR-00004 Name of Personal Representative IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF CASS COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Evangeline Klose, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Brian D. Klose, 2898 Aspen Lake Drive Northeast, Blaine, Minnesota 55449, as personal representative of the estate, or filed with the Court. Dated this 14th day of January, 2022. /s/ Brian D. Klose Brian D. Klose, Personal Representative (Jan. 19, 26 & Feb. 2, 2022) 24112
PROJECT NO. TB1610, TB2009, TB1903, & TB2601 REINF. BOX CULVERT BIDS CLOSE February 10th, 2022 AT 1:00 P.M. NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS Sealed Quotes will be received until 1:00 p.m. on February 10th, 2022 by the Cass County Highway Department at the Highway Department in, West Fargo, North Dakota for Reinf. Box Culvert in Cass County, North Dakota. Quotes to be opened immediately following the hour set for receiving quotes at the Cass County Highway Department, 1201 Main Ave West, West Fargo, North Dakota. Major Items of Work Include: 9’X4’ PRECAST RCB 54 LF 9’X4’ PRECAST RCB ES 2 EA 12’X6’ PRECAST RCB 128 LF 12’X6’ PRECAST RCB ES 4 EA 12’X5’ PRECAST RCB 52 LF 12’X5’ PRECAST RCB ES 2 EA 8’X5’ PRECAST RCB 104 LF 8’X5’ PRECAST RCB ES 4 EA Plans may be obtained at the office of the Cass County Engineer, West Fargo, North Dakota, via email at litchyk@casscountynd.gov, or call 701-298-2380. All envelopes containing Quotes must be clearly marked on the outside “QUOTES FOR REINF. BOX CULVERT MANUFACTORING. The County reserves the right to reject any or all quotes and to waive any irregularities. Jason P. Benson Cass County Engineer (Jan. 19, 26 & Feb. 2, 2022) 24027

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF MAPLETON MAPLETON, NORTH DAKOTA STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2022-2 CITYWIDE ASPHALT STREET IMPROVEMENTS MOORE PROJECT NO. 22066 General Notice Owner is requesting Bids for the construction of the project listed above. Bids for the construction of the Project will be received and accepted via electronic bid (vBid) through QuestCDN until February 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Bids will be viewed and read via video/phone conference at 2:30 p.m. Mailed or hand delivered bids will not be opened or considered. Link for the video/phone conference is provided at www.mooreengineeringinc.com by clicking the Bid Information tab, or at www.questcdn.com . The Project includes the following Work: curb and gutter repairs, asphalt milling and overlaying, new asphalt pavement, chip sealing, striping, and other minor items. Obtaining the Bidding Documents Digital project bidding documents will be available at www.mooreengineeringinc.com by clicking the Bid Information tab, or at www.questcdn.com. You may download the complete set of digital documents for a nonrefundable fee of $40.00 by locating eBidDoc™ Number 8108052 on the website. Contact QuestCDN Customer Support at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in membership registration, downloading digital project information, and vBid online bid submittal questions. The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Moore Engineering, Inc. 925 10th Ave E, Suite1, West Fargo, ND 58078 Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond in a sum equal to 5% of the full amount of the bid executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid is accepted and a contract is awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten (10) days after the notice of the award, shall execute a contract in accordance with the terms of the bid and the bid bond, and any conditions of the City of Mapleton, as required by law. A countersignature of a bid bond is not required. If the City of Mapleton elects to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, and the lowest responsible bidder does not execute a contract within ten (10) days, the bidder’s bond will be forfeited to the City of Mapleton, and the City of Mapleton may award the project to the next lowest responsible bidder. Each bidder must possess a valid North Dakota contractor’s license for the full amount of their bid, as required by N.D.C.C. § 43-07-7. Each bidder MUST enclose a copy of their Contractor’s License or Certificate of Renewal, issued by the North Dakota Secretary of State, and each license must be valid and dated at least 10 days prior to the date set for bid opening, as required under N.D.C.C. § 43-07-12. Instructions to Bidders. For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents. This Advertisement is issued by: Owner: City of Mapleton By: Michelle Kelvoda-Bauman Title: Auditor Date: January 19, 2022 (Jan. 19 & 26; Feb. 2, 2022) 24015
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Dilworth Dilworth, Minnesota Northside Improvement Project Northside Mill & Overlay, ADA Improvements, and Park Design MOORE PROJECT NO. 21562 General Notice Owner is requesting Bids for the construction of the project listed above. Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at Dilworth City Hall located at 2 1st Avenue Southeast, PO Box 187, Dilworth, MN 56529, until Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time. At that time the Bids received will be “publicly” opened and read. The Project includes the following Work: Street rehabilitation including asphalt mill and overlay, patching, replacement, concrete replacement including curb and gutter, sidewalk, driveway, valley gutter, castings, pedestrian ramp improvements, gate valve replacement, basketball court installation, site restoration and seeding. Obtaining the Bidding Documents Digital project bidding documents will be available at www.mooreengineeringinc.com by clicking the Bid Information tab, or at www.questcdn.com. You may download the complete set of digital documents for a nonrefundable fee of $20.00 by locating eBidDoc™ Number 8103606 on the website. Contact QuestCDN Customer Support at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in membership registration, downloading digital project information. The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Moore Engineering, Inc. 1808 E Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-3974 Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. All Bids shall be accompanied with a signed statement under oath by the Bidder’s owner or officer verifying compliance with Minn. Stat. 16C.285 meeting the “Responsible Contractor” requirements. Also included will be a list of all of its first-tier subcontractors that it intends to retain for work on the project. 1. Any prime contractor or subcontractor that does not meet the minimum criteria established for a responsible contractor as defined by Minn. Stat. 16C.285 Subd. 3 or fails to verify that it meets those criteria is not a “Responsible Contractor” and is not eligible to be awarded a construction contract for the project or to perform work on the project. 2. A false statement under oath verifying compliance with any of the minimum criteria shall make the prime contractor or subcontractor that makes the false statement ineligible to be awarded a construction project and may result in termination of a contract awarded to a prime contractor or subcontractor that submits a false statement. 3. A prime contractor shall submit to the contracting authority, upon request, copies of the signed verifications of compliance from all subcontractors. Instructions to Bidders. For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents. This Advertisement is issued by: Owner: City of Dilworth By: Peyton Mastera Title: City Administrator Date: January 19, 2022; January 26, 2022 – Fargo Forum (Jan. 19 & 26, 2022) 24014
STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF CLAY SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN DISTRICT COURT JUVENILE DIVISION In the matter of the children of: Michelle Kay Smith, Colin James Hardy Sr. and Christopher Michael Strong, Sr., Parent(s). Court File No. 14-JV-21-4289 CA File No: 21CP00001 SUMMONS & NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE TO CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL STRONG SR.: A Petition for Child in Need of Protection or Services filed with this Court on December 13, 2021 in the above court file. Copies of the Petition along with a statement describing the purpose of the hearing and the possible consequences of the hearing and explanation of the right to counsel and other basic rights are available at the Clay County Court Administrator’s Office. The Court has set January 31, 2022, at 9:15 a.m. as the date and time of the hearing in this matter at the Clay County Courthouse. You are hereby summoned and required to appear before this Court at the hearing. BY THE COURT Dated: 1/12/22 /s/ Michelle W. Lawson JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE 1. One of the possible consequences of the hearing is that the Court may transfer legal and physical custody of the child(ren) to another person or agency, or may terminate your parental rights to your child(ren) upon your failure to appear. 2. If you fail to appear in response to this Summons, the Court may: (a) make a finding that the statutory grounds set forth in the Petition have been proved; and (b) enter an order granting the relief requested. The Court shall take testimony in support of the Petition. 3. If the Petition is proved by the applicable burden of proof, the Court shall enter an order granting the relief sought in the Petition. (Jan. 19, 2022) 23924
STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF CLAY SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUVENILE DIVISION In the matter of the children of: Mackenzie Laine Percy and Gerald Picotte, Parents Court File No. 14-JV-21-4337 CA File No: 21CP00001 SUMMONS & NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE TO GERALD PICOTTE AND VERNON CLARENCE ST. CLAIRE: A Petition for Child in Need of Protection or Services was filed with this Court on December 15, 2021 in the above court file. Copies of the Petition along with a statement describing the purpose of the hearing and the possible consequences of the hearing and explanation of the right to counsel and other basic rights are available at the Clay County Court Administrator’s Office. The Court has set January 31, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. as the date and time of the hearing in this matter at the Clay County Courthouse. You are hereby summoned and required to appear before this Court at the hearing. BY THE COURT Dated: 1/12/22 /s/ Michelle W. Lawson JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE 1. One of the possible consequences of the hearing is that the Court may transfer legal and physical custody of the child(ren) to another person or agency, or may terminate your parental rights to your child(ren) upon your failure to appear. 2. If you fail to appear in response to this Summons, the Court may: (a) make a finding that the statutory grounds set forth in the Petition have been proved; and (b) enter an order granting the relief requested. The Court shall take testimony in support of the Petition. 3. If the Petition is proved by the applicable burden of proof, the Court shall enter an order granting the relief sought in the Petition. 4. Further information concerning the date and consequences of subsequent hearings, if any, may be obtained from the Court by a request in writing. 5. This notice constitutes notice of assignment of the Presiding Judge for purposes of Minn. Stat. § 542.16. (Jan. 19, 2022) 23919

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Please take notice that ABF Freight System, Inc. will be conducting a public sale on February 11 2022 at 1165 Wilburn Rd., Conley, Georgia to sell the following goods: PERSONAL EFFECTS. The sale will be conducted in bulk or in packages pursuant to Arkansas Revised Statutes 12A:7-210 to enforce ABF Freight System, Inc.’s warehouse lien against JACOB PETERSON, on whose account the goods are being stored. If you have any questions regarding the sale, please contact Loren Hopkins at 479-785-8781. (Jan. 19 & 26, 2021)23847
District 10 Republicans Organizational Meeting Tuesday, February 1, 2022 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Northern Lights Council, 4200 19th Ave S, Fargo, ND Agenda: To elect district leadership and adopt by-laws Questions email Travis at travischristopher@icloud.com (Jan. 19, 2022)
NOTICE OF MEETING TO DETERMINE DAMAGES US HIGHWAY 10 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Clay County Board of Commissioners shall meet at 9:00 o’clock, a.m. on the 1st day of March, 2022 in the County Board Room located in the Clay County Courthouse, 807 North 11th Street, Moorhead, Minnesota to hear all interested persons regarding the damages occasioned by the alteration of US Highway 10 near Glyndon and determine the whether there are damages accordingly to include the land, described as Exhibit A to Clay County Resolution 2021-47 attached hereto, and hereby incorporated by reference. Notice of the damages shall be provided as outlined in Minnesota Statutes 163.12, subdivision 6. (Jan. 19 & 26; Feb. 2, 2022)
INITIAL RESOLUTION FOR LIMITED TAX SCHOOL BUILDING FUND BONDS BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of West Fargo Public School District No. 6, Cass County, North Dakota, that it is necessary and expedient for West Fargo Public School District No. 6 (the “School District”) to issue its limited tax school building fund bonds as hereafter described: 1. The maximum amount of bonds proposed to be issued is $7,000,000. 2. The purpose for which the bonds are proposed to be issued is to provide funds, together with any other funds available, to construct and equip an elementary school building; and to otherwise improve school facilities and property. 3. The assessed valuation of all taxable property in the School District, as defined in Section 21-03-01, N.D.C.C., is $4,765,903,511, as last finally equalized for the year 2021. 4. The total amount of bonded indebtedness of the School District, all issued for school building purposes, is $261,566,880. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the principal of, premium, if any, and interest to be paid on the Limited Tax School Building Fund Bonds shall be paid from that portion of the tax levies authorized by Section 57-15-16, N.D.C.C. (School Building Fund Levy), as necessary for such payments, and, in the event the Limited Tax School Building Fund Bonds are issued, the tax levies authorized by Section 57-15-16 shall be dedicated to the repayment of principal of, premium if any, and interest on the Bonds. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any owner of taxable property within the School District may within 60 days after publication of this Resolution, file with the Business Manager a written protest against the issuance of the Bonds, and the School Board shall meet on March 28, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Board Room, Leidal Education Center, 207 West Main, West Fargo, North Dakota, for the purpose of determining the sufficiency of any protest so filed and of taking any such further action with respect to this Initial Resolution as it deems necessary and expedient. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Manager is hereby authorized and directed to cause this Resolution to be published in the official newspaper of the School District. /s/ Jim Jonas President of the School Board ATTEST: /s/ Levi Bachmeier Business Manager (Jan. 19, 2022) 23844
SPECIAL MEETING AS POSTED BECKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WEDNESDAY, December 1, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. LOCATION: Board Room, Courthouse Agenda: Meeting was brought to order by Board Chair Nelson. Commissioners in attendance: Nelson, Knutson, Okeson, Grimsley and Vareberg, and minute taker Krista Lillquist. 1. Pledge of Allegiance. It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda with the following change: the Public Hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. as published, not 9:05 a.m. (Grimsley, Okeson), carried. Auditor-Treasurer: Payment of Bills: Mary Hendrickson presented: Checks went to townships for museum pass through, cost effective and utility bills. Mailed $9 million tax distribution to town and state. On November 16, 2021, made an $857,000 bond payment. There is $1815.47 in 90+ days. There is a reduction of $3,120.24 in commissioners’ warrants. It was moved and seconded to approve the regular claims, auditor warrants, commissioner warrants and over-90-day claims, as presented. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. IT: Update of ERP and Civic Clerk Software Authorization: Stacie White presented: Board discussion. Will move forward with Courthouse Committee recommendations. Authorized to move forward as long as there are no changes financially. County Attorney Brian McDonald has reviewed the minutes and the RFP and there is no issue with Becker County being bound to a contract as a resolution is not binding. Commissioners: Lake Agassiz Regional Library Joint Powers Agreement: Ben Grimsley presented: Commissioner Grimsley stated that this agreement is the same as previous agreements with the exception this new agreement has an indemnification and hold harmless clause for the counties. It was moved and seconded to approve signing the LARL Joint Powers Agreement. (Grimsley, Okeson), carried. Open Public Hearing: Appointment of County Recorder: The opening of the public hearing was moved and seconded. (Grimsley, Knutson), carried. Board Chair Nelson explained to those in attendance that this is the second hearing on this topic, the first being November 16th. At the first meeting, Commissioner Grimsley attended virtually, and Commissioner Vareberg was attending training so unable to attend the board meeting. Board Chair Nelson wanted to discuss the topic of appointing a county recorder with all five county commissioners in attendance. Clint Danielson, a concerned citizen, reiterated his concerns that he raised at the November 16th meeting. He wanted to know what the schedule would be if appointed ~ for the balance of Patty Swenson’s term or for four years? And who determines whether a candidate is qualified to be appointed to the recorder position? Appointment term is to be determined. Amy Rissmann, Director of Human Resources, will write up a job description for the County Recorder position. Interviews will include a county recorder from a neighboring county so someone with experience is evaluating candidates. Amy stated that there is a Minnesota statute which states that the board decides the pay for appointed positions. Commissioner Knutson requested Amy look into similar counties as Becker to give a recommendation to the board on pay scale, band and grade, and qualifications to present at the December 13th Finance Meeting, then at the December 14th Board Meeting. Recommended to post position, DOE or DOQ. With no additional public comments, it was moved and seconded to close the public hearing. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Board Chair Nelson wants to discuss compensating Deputy Recorder Karen Wenner for assuming the job responsibilities of County Recorder at the December 14th Board Meeting. It was moved and seconded to pass resolution 12-21-1A. (Grimsley, Knutson), carried. A roll call vote was held to approve Resolution 12-21-1A Appointment of Recorder. (Knutson, Grimsley, Nelson and Okeson voted aye; Vareberg voted nay.) Motion carried, 4-1. Commissioners: County Administrator Second Interview – Patry (Pat) Oman A second interview was conducted with the five commissioners and candidate for County Administrator, Pat Oman. Being no further business, Chair Nelson adjourned the meeting. /s/ Denise Warren, Human Services Director /s/ Barry Nelson, Board Chair (Jan. 16, 2022) 23479
REGULAR MEETING AS POSTED BECKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TUESDAY, November 16, 2021, at 8:15 a.m. LOCATION: First Floor – Board Room, Becker County Courthouse Agenda/Minutes Meeting was brought to order by Board Chair Nelson. Commissioners in attendance: Nelson, Knutson, Grimsley (virtually), and Okeson; and Minute Taker, Trisha Collins (virtually). Pledge of Allegiance. It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda with the following change: Under Finance Committee Minutes: Add: # 2: Capital Purchase – Highway Plow Truck Engine; Add: # 3: Authorization to Pay Claims – 11/29/2021 and 12/29/2021; Under Auditor-Treasurer # 1: Add: Letter a) Set Public Hearing Date for Off Sale Licensure. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of November 16, 2021, with the requested change. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Commissioners: Open Forum: No one was present. Reports and Correspondence: Commissioners provided updates and information on various committee meetings. Appointments: It was moved and seconded to reappoint Terry Kalil to the Lake Agassiz Regional Library Board to serve another three-year term (2022-2024). (Okeson, Knutson), carried. McGough CMP #1 Contract Amendment Discussion was held and extension of schedule was clarified. It was moved and seconded to approve and ratify the signing of the contract amendment # 1 for McGough. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Additional Discussion: Setting of Special Board Meeting date: The Board discussed setting a Special Board Meeting to address the 2nd Interview of the County Administrator, Payment of Bills, and County Recorder Appointment. The date was to be determined based on when the candidate for the County Administrator can interview. Public Hearing – County Recorder (Resolution 11-21-2A): It was moved and seconded to open the Regular Session to the public. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Clint Danielson, a concerned citizen, raised his concerns regarding the selection of the County Recorder and asked for clarification on why the Board is recommending this position to be appointed versus elected and if this change is being mandated. Mr. Danielson referred to legislation/guidance under the Associations of Minnesota Counties while expressing his concerns and requested to hear the Boards position on this guidance. Mr. Danielson requested to keep this position an elected position to ensure the publics voice is heard. With no additional public comments, it was moved and seconded to close the public hearing. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Discussion was held regarding the rationale behind changing the County Recorder position from elected to appointed. Board Chair Nelson noted how this position does not require credentialing like other elected positions as well as the need to make sure the new individual has the qualifications to perform the job effectively. Commissioners Knutson, Okeson, and Grimsley added additional discussion in relation to Board Chair Nelson’s discussion. Nelson also discussed the process and timeline for appointing a new County Recorder. It was moved and seconded to approve Resolution 11-21-2A. (Knutson, Okeson), carried, with a roll-call vote taken: Knutson – Yay, Okeson – Yay, Grimsley – Yay, Nelson – Yay; motion carried 4-0 (Commissioner Vareberg was not in attendance). Finance Committee Minutes: Auditor-Treasurer - Mary Hendrickson presented: It was moved and seconded to approve the Regular Claims, Auditor Warrants, Over-90 Day Claims, and Additional, as presented: Auditor Warrants (Tuesday Bills): 11/02/2021 in the amount of $ 22,995.52 11/09/2021 in the amount of $ 50,395.09 Total of $ 73,390.61 Over-90 Days: Dakota Supply Group dated 04/01/21 in the amount of $693.31, invoice just received. Fargo Forum dated 7/31/21 in the amount of $990.00, invoice just turned in. Hitesman Law dated 06/17/21 in the amount of $336.00, invoice just turned in. Brice Nelson dated 07/2021 in the amount of $239.68, invoice just turned in. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Highway – Jim Olson presented: Capital Purchase – Highway Plow Truck Engine: It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of a new engine from Nelson International for the repair of the failed Highway plow truck. The new engine costs $29,400 plus $5,000 in labor costs. This truck will be kept as a backup vehicle. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Auditor-Treasurer – Mary Hendrickson presented: Authorization to Pay Claims 11/29/2021 and 12/29/2021: It was moved and seconded to schedule additional Finance Committee meetings for 11/29/2021 and 12/29/2021 and to authorize Finance Committee to pay claims for year-end. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Set Public Hearing Date for Off Sale Licensure: It was moved and seconded to approve the setting of the public hearing for 9:00 am December 14th, 2021, for Big Elbow Lake Lodge & Campground Off Sale Liquor License request. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Auditor-Treasurer – Mary Hendrickson presented: Licenses and Permits: It was moved and seconded to approve the renewal of Tobacco Licenses for Big Elbow Lake lodge & Campground, Tonya Beckman, and Round Lake Township. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Absentee Ballot Board (Resolution 11-21-2B): It was moved and seconded to approve Resolution 11-21-2B to authorize the annual renewal of the Absentee/Mail Ballot Board and to compensate trained Head Election Judges not employed by Becker County at the rate of $14.00 per hour and milage with half of the total compensation cost to be reimbursed by the City of Detroit Lakes. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. September 2021 Cash Comparison & Investment Reports: It was moved and seconded to accept the September 2021 Cash Comparison, Sales Tax, & Investment Reports as is. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Sunnyside ECPN Support: It was moved and seconded to accept the annual renewal of the Sunnyside ECPN support from Becker County with a contribution of $7.00 per day per resident for a total approximate contribution of $18,431.04 per year. (Nelson, Knutson), carried. Planning & Zoning – Kyle Vareberg Presented: Change of Zone Request – Agricultural to Residential: Discussion was held. It was moved and seconded to deny the application against planning committee’s recommendations. (Knutson, Okeson), with a roll-call vote taken: Knutson – Yay, Okeson –Yay, Grimsley – Abstain, Nelson – Nay; motion failed 2-2 (Commissioner Vareberg was not in attendance). It was moved and seconded to table the application till the December 14th, 2021, Board meeting to further discussion and to allow the applicant to have to have the opportunity to discuss. (Nelson, Okeson), carried. Conditional Use Request to Operate a Manufacturing Facility: It was moved and seconded to approve the conditional use permit request to operate a manufacturing facility. Commissioner Knutson added that there were concerns regarding the cleanliness of the property by a member of the public. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Information Technology (IT) – Tony Brahmer Presented: Civic Clerk Agenda/Minute Software Demo: Jillian with Civic Clerk Software provided the Board with a short demo of their Agenda/Minute software as requested by the Management Committee. The Board requested to withhold purchase of software until County departments have closely examined software demonstrations for their individual departments. Human Services – Denise Warren presented: Agreements – Mahubue-Otwa RSVP Program MOU: It was moved and seconded to approve the Mahubue-Otwa RSVP Program agreement as is. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Letter of Support (draft) for Dental Clinic: It was moved and seconded to approve the letter of support for Dental Clinic as is which has been discussed at prior Board Meetings and to authorize the Board Chair to sign the letter of support. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Claims: It was moved and seconded to approve the Human Services claims for Human Services, Public Health, and Transit, as presented. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Transit – Kevin Johnson presented: Transit Vehicle Purchase (Resolution 11-21-2E): It was moved and seconded to approve Resolution 11-21-2E to authorize the purchase of a new transit bus from North Central Bus for the corrected amount of $93,830. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Land Use – Environmental Services – Steve Skoog presented: 2022 Solid Waste Tip Fees (Resolution 11-21-2C): It was moved and seconded to approve Resolution 11-21-1C to approval the annual renewal of the 2022 Solid Waste Fee Schedule. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Capital Improvement Expense Request – SW Campus Project: Discussion was held. It was moved and seconded to approve the request to allow AAA Construction to construct updates: old transfer station building - converting building to employee breakroom and transfer station manager’s office; and shop - enclose portion for additional storage space. Total cost of $37,900. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Sheriff – Shane Richard Presented: Safe & Secure Courthouse Initiative Grant – Authorization to Apply: It was moved and seconded to authorize the Sheriff’s Department to apply for the Safe & Secure Courthouse Initiative Grant to purchase a new metal detector to allow for wheelchair access. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Human Resources - Amy Rissmann presented: Meal Reimbursement Amount Discussion: Commissioner Okeson requested discussion be had on the County’s current Travel and General Expenses Reimbursement policy. It was moved and second to update the Travel and General Expenses Reimbursement policy to increase the meal expense rate to $4.00 for all line items – breakfast, lunch, and dinner; metro and out of state expenses - effective immediately. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Personnel Policy Modifications – Section D, Sub. 15 Health (Resolution 11-21-2D): It was moved and seconded to table the personnel policy modifications at this time. (Knutson, Okeson), carried. Closed Session – Human Resources – Labor Negotiations Updates It was moved and seconded to move into Closed Session for Union Negotiations. (Okeson, Knutson), carried. Closed Session – those present included the Commissioners: Nelson, Okeson, Knutson, and attending virtually Grimsley; Mary Hendrickson; Amy Rissmann; and Ann Goering – Labor Attorney. It was moved and seconded to moved back into Regular Session. (Okeson, Knutson ), carried. Being no further business, Chair Nelson adjourned the meeting. /s/ Denise Warren Human Services Director /s/ Barry Nelson Board Chair (Jan. 16, 2022) 23472
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will receive bids for the construction of the following project(s): Job No.: 22826 Project No(s).: SU-CVD-8-984(168) Length: 0.685 Type: GRADING, SALVAGED BASE, PCC PAVEMENT, STORM SEWER, WATERMAIN, TRAFFIC SIGNAL, LIGHTING, SHARED USE PATH County(s): CASS Co Location: 32ND AVE S, JCT 32ND ST S E TO 22ND ST S - FARGO Job No.: 22828 Project No(s).: SS-8-018(103)074 Length: 0.752 Type: PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND ADA IMPROVEMENTS County(s): CASS Co Location: ND 18, FAIRWAY AVE N TO 3RD STR N (CASSELTON) Job No.: 22992 Project No(s).: IM-8-094(107)323 Length: 9.969 Type: CONCRETE PAVEMENT REPAIR, CHIP SEAL RAMPS County(s): CASS Co Location: I94, 1 MI W OF CMC 0921 TO 3 MI E OF CASSELTON (CMC 0933) EB/WB Job No.: 23323 Project No(s).: SS-9-999(476) Length: 0 Type: LED LIGHTING CONVERSION County(s): CASS, BARNES, BURKE, BURLEIGH, DIVIDE, GOLDEN VALLEY, GRAND FORKS, KIDDER, LAMOURE, MCHENRY, MCKENZIE, MORTON, OLIVER, PEMBINA, RAMSEY, RICHLAND, STARK, STUTSMAN, TRAILL, WALSH, WARD, WELLS, & WILLIAMS Cos Location: STATEWIDE LED LIGHTING CONVERSION Bids will be received via the Bid Express on-line bidding exchange at www.bidx.com until 09:30AM, February11, 2022. Bids will be opened at that time at the NDDOT building on the capitol grounds in Bismarck and the bid results will be distributed and posted online at https://www.dot.nd.gov/business/bidinfo.htm approximately 30 minutes after bids are opened. The proposal forms, plans, and specifications are available on the NDDOT website at http://www.dot.nd.gov and may be inspected at the Construction Services Division, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota. All bidders not currently prequalified with NDDOT must submit an online Contractor’s Prequalification request to the Department at least ten (10) business days prior to the bid opening. The online application can be found on the NDDOT website at https://www.dot.nd.gov/business/contractors.htm. NDDOT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technicalities, or to accept such as may be determined in the best interests of the state. For disability/language assistance, call 701-328-2978. Requested by: William T. Panos, Director North Dakota Department of Transportation (Jan. 19, 2022) 23658
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CITY OF FARGO The City of Fargo is seeking proposals for: •Fargo Membrane Water Treatment Plant Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane Element Replacement Specifications and any other information desired may be obtained from: Troy Hall Water Utility Director - Water Utility 435 14th Avenue South Fargo, ND 58103 Phone (701) 476-6741 E-Mail: Thall@FargoND.gov All proposals must be received by 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 10th, 2022, at the City Auditor’s Office, City of Fargo, 225 4th St N, Fargo, ND. The City of Fargo reserves the right to reject all submittals. (Jan. 19 & 26, 2022) 23547