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September 6th, 2013
Financially, the City of Valley City is doing well. The preliminary 2014 budget is complete with an overall increase of 3.6 percent in expenditures.
A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 16 for residents to voice objections or concerns regarding the proposed budget. According to Valley City City Auditor Avis Richter, all residents are welcome including renters or others who may not pay city taxes on property.
Salary increases and a step increase for teachers who receive advanced education degrees may lead the Valley City Education Association and the Valley City School board to impasse on teacher contract negotiations.
For 3-1/2 hours Thursday afternoon and into the evening members of the Valley City School District Negotiations Advisory Committee worked to mediate contract disagreements between teachers and the school district, but failed to find agreement.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City Public Works offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. for remodeling but will be available for phone calls.
Barnes County's 911 dispatch link with Stutsman and Richland counties will likely not happen for a couple of weeks as North Dakota computer system specialists finish needed connections and install equipment, said Barnes County Information Systems Manager Jason Thiel.
Wednesday Barnes County Emergency Emergency Manager Kim Franklin said new equipment and the county courthouse building are both waiting to complete a connection with Richland and Stutsman counties. âWe will just have to wait to hook in.â Franklin said new routes and IP lines will both be installed.
The community is invited to join Valley City State University students and faculty for a 24-hour theater extravaganza this weekend. Director Jenni Lou Russi said they're looking for writers and directors to show up at VCSU's Vangstad Auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday evening. After a 24-hour challenge of writing and rehearsing, the free show will be held in Vangstad at 7 p.m. Saturday, also open to all.
A convicted sex offender, who eluded officials for about three weeks after failing to register, was arrested in Valley City Tuesday and is now in the Barnes County Correctional Facility.
Michael Allen Nelson was arrested in a house in southwest Valley City without incident, according to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin.
Nelson is considered a lifetime high-risk offender who was convicted in 2009 for corruption/solicitation of a minor after having sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was 20.
Barnes County Commissioners Monday rejected a proposed motion to ask incorporated cities to require house number and street numbers, but said they still want things to be easier for first responders and fire departments to respond to emergency calls.
Commissioners rejected the proposed request 3-2, but only in order to seek input from fire departments and first responders on what type of identification they prefer.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Monday and Thursday Farmerâs Market will serve free samples of grilled vegetable kabobs and chicken kabobs on Monday, Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rosebud Visitorâs Center Parking Lot.Â Pictured above are Sharon Buhr, Licensed Registered Dietitian at Young Peopleâs Healthy Heart Program at Mercy Hospital; Jerdan Ruff, UND Medical Student; and Dr. James Buhr, physician at Sanford Clinic who grilled vegetables last year at the Farmerâs Market.Â Dr.
Valley City will get a new movie theater by Nov. 1, said Jeremy Zako of Bismarck, who plans to call the theater Cinema Flix.
Jennifer Feist of the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp. introduced the Bismarck resident to county commissioners Monday morning, at the same time as she asked commissioners to provide a $25,000 grant to help the theater open from development corp. budget.
Commissioners voted 5-0 to provide the requested grant.
Backpacks filled with school supplies were given to families in need by the Barnes County Salvation Army, said Lee Isensee, chairman of the county organization.
Thursday Isensee said the Barnes County Salvation Army's school and backpack program was chaired by Jana Olson and Dave Carlsrud.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.