- Special Sections
Barnes county commission
Tuesday December 6, 2011
Valley City, North Dakota
The Barnes County Commission met in regular session Tuesday, December 6, 2011, with all members present.
States Attorney Lee Grossman called for nominations for chairperson. Commissioner Knutson seconded by Froelich, made a motion to nominate Schwehr.
Commissioner Berntson made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Schwehr as chairperson. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Chairperson Schwehr called for nominations for vice-chair. Leitner, seconded by Berntson, nominated Froelich. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Commissioner Knutson made a motion, seconded by Leitner, to cease nominations & cast a unanimous ballot for Froelich as vice-chair. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
The 2012 Portfolio Schedule was reviewed with the following changes made:
Department & Boards
City / County Health
Clerk of Court
County Agent / Extension
County Highway Dept & Co Engineer
Custodian (Building & grounds)
Veteranâ€™s Service Office (VSO)
Sheriff Corrections / Joint Law Enforcement
States Attorney / Judicial
Personnel Policy Review
City Planning / Zoning
County Planning / Zoning
County Housing Authority
Economic Development / Chamber
National Guard Military Affairs committee
Sheyenne James Resource Conservation
South Central Dakota Regional council
Water Resources / Devils Lake & Lower
Cindy Schwehr / Rodger Berntson
Phil Leitner / Eldred Knutson
Rodger Berntson / Eldred Knutson
Froelich / Schwehr / Leitner
John Froehlich / Eldred Knutson
John Froelich / Eldred Knutson
Discussion about Kieleyâ€™s property in Mansfield Township.
The Compolicy Document, which is a listing of all policies since 1987, was discussed.
Kerry Johnson, Highway Superintendent, requested approval for Project BRU-2-990(040)044, Sheyenne River, 5th Ave NE (N Valley Rd) and Project CER-02222(072) W of ND 1.
Berntson made motion, seconded by Leitner, to approve Grade raise west of ND Highway 1. Upon a roll call vote, with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Commissioner Froelich made a motion, seconded by Leitner, to approve North Valley Road Project. Upon a roll call vote, with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Commissioner Knutson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Froelich, to repair the Peterson Bridge (second bridge south of town). Work will be done by Star Enterprises at a cost to the County of $49,686.00. Upon a roll call vote, with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Berntson made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to approve Highway 6 acceptance letter with Mayo Construction. Upon a roll call vote, with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Discussion of City improvements to the power poles along old Highway 10.
Mr. Mayfield gave updates concerning the Sheyenne River survey. 60 sites South of the Bald Hill Dam would be included, The maximum cost of the project would be $45,750.00. A decision was to table this until the next meeting.
Discussion of the Village contract with an approximate cost of $30.00 per employee. Froelich made a motion, seconded by Leitner, to approve Village contract renewal. Upon a roll call vote, with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Minutes were reviewed for the meeting of 11/15/11. Froelich made a motion, seconded by Knutson to approve the minutes as amended. Upon a roll call vote, with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Discussion on a special purchase request from Social Services. Social Services will need to give more information and what they will do with the money.
Linda Leadbetter presented changes for the voting precincts/polling places to begin in 2012. Berntson made a motion, seconded by Leitner, to approve them. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Chairperson Schwehr recessed the Commisson meeting and opened the hearing for a tax abatement request from Karen Olsberg & Lynn Anderson. Betty Koslofsky, Tax Director, presented a request for a decrease from PCL: 63-4170018, Lot 2, BLK 1, Riverview Dr Addition to Valley City, for tax year 2010 from $78,900.00 to $45,000.00. The hearing was closed. Commission meeting reconvened. Berntson made a motion, seconded by Knutson, to approve reducing the Andersonâ€™s valuation for 2010, from $78,900.00 to $45,000.00, as recommended by Valley City. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Leitner made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to cancel taxes on property returned to Barnes County. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Leitner made a motion, seconded by Knutson, to appoint Theresa Will to the South Central Human Services Board. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Knutson made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to appoint Ron Manson to the Weed Control Board. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Froelich made a motion, seconded by Knutson, to re-appoint Carol S Nelson, Rev Dan Bader, Deb Kohler, Vern Hedland and Marion Flatt to the Barnes County Senior Citizens Council. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Knutson made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to appoint Robert Nelson to the Park Board. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
Discussion concerning the Water Resource District appointment.
Knutson made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to appoint Jerry Hieb to the position on the Water Board. Knutson, Leitner, Berntson and Froelich voted â€śYes,â€ť Schwehr voted â€śNo.â€ť Jerry Hieb was appointed.
Discussion of changing to a five member Water Board. Schwehr asked to table decision for two weeks.
Kim Franklin presented information for a Homeland Security Grant that could be used to build an INTEROP communications tower in the North half of the County. Leitner made a motion, seconded by Froelich, to sign the approval at the cost of $192,000.00, cost share to the County is approximately $35,000.00. Upon a roll call vote with all voting â€śyes,â€ť motion carried.
The following bills were approved for the month of November: General Fund: Ace Hardware $68.82, Aflac $1,083.94, Americinn - Valley City $69.30, Anderson, Daniel D $114.30, Barnes Co Highway Dept $2,911.95, Barnes County Wildlife Federation $600.00, Berntson, Rodger $165.75, Best Of Times Printing $69.00, Best Western Doublewood Inn - Bismarc $138.60, Best Western Ramkota Hotel $828.00, Bowen, Judy $25.00, Business & Legal Reports $428.58, Butler Machinery Co. $1,220.50, Cable Services $37.87, Cardmember Service $216.41, Cass County Electric $44.69, Centurylink Wa $575.00, City Of Valley City $17,399.81, Columbus Bank And Trust $1,299.66, Comfort Suites-Bismarck $207.00, Companion Life $1,411.54, Computer Aided Transcription Service $73.50, Continental American Insurance Co $162.95, Cruff, Bradley A. $61.20, Dacotah Bank $288.11, Dacotah Paper Co. $238.15, Froelich, John J $226.44, G&K Services $207.17, Geinert, Connie J $1,640.00, Goven, Thomas $450.00, Grindahl, Lyle $25.00, Handy Hardware & Rental $98.97, Healthcare Environmental Services Inc $174.00, Information Technology Department $300.00, James-Valley Reg. Lodge #4 $58.42, Jamestown Communications, Inc. $60.00, Johnson Controls $451.56, Kari's Cleaning $63.70, Knutson, Eldred J $195.84, Leadbetter, Linda $153.00, Leevers Super Valu $112.82, Leitner, Philip $132.60, Litchville Bulletin $30.91, Marco $5.00, Montana-Dakota Utilities $576.95, Nationwide Retirement Solutions $288.27, Nd State Hospital $50.00, Nd-Pers $8,355.15, Ndpers $27,438.88, Ndpers-Deduction $825.00, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $825.00, Nelson, Carol $1,142.40, P.O.S.T. Board $180.00, Pederson, Eugene $130.00, Prairie St. John's Clinic $283.25, Primerica Shareholder Services $100.00, Record Keepers, Llc $27.00, Reserve Account $6,000.00, Rj's Plumbing & Heating $562.40, Sand, Patrick $25.00, Schwehr, Cindy L $187.68, Servicemaster Of Valley City $1,260.00, Tds Metrocom - Mn $26.11, Thompson Publishing Group, Inc. $428.50, Valley Auto Parts $15.99, Valley City Public Works $1,716.34, Valley City Times-Record $606.72, Valley Officeworks $224.99, Verizon Wireless $89.28, Wells Fargo Bank $232.41, Wenzel's Lock & Key $52.50, West Payment Center $130.90; City County Health: Aflac $417.93, Asd Healthcare $785.00, Briggs Corporation $96.80, Central Business Systems $163.50, Central Valley Health District $3,056.30, Centurylink Wa $155.58, Columbus Bank And Trust $350.00, Companion Life $271.58, Continental American Insurance Co $125.60, Cuypers, Kristen $19.89, Dakota Central Telecommunications $49.95, Dakota Plains Cooperative $180.19, Decisionhealth $208.95, Dex Media East Llc $15.55, Edward Jones - (Kevin) $100.00, Glaxosmithkline Pharm $377.50, Information Technology Department $6.20, Ingstad Family Media $250.00, Kiefert, Douglas H. $192.80, Kreisers Inc. $70.72, Langland, Tamara $146.37, Leevers Super Valu $12.79, Litchville Bulletin $48.00, Martin, Angie $9.53, Mercy Hospital - Valley City $1,308.69, Miller, Scott $400.00, Moore Medical, Llc $248.50, Nationwide Retirement Solutions $475.00, Nd-Pers $3,582.78, Ndpers $6,238.16, Ndpers-Deferred Comp 992 $1,535.00, Pamida (Bc Cch) $10.28, Rosenau, Vicki $30.00, Safe Communities Of The Red River Val $200.00, Sansio $600.00, Skalicky, Kasey $176.77, Thompson, Laurel $39.27, Thomsen, Paula $49.98, Valley City
Times-Record $318.50, Viland, Beth $171.44, Wick Investments $300.00, Will, Theresa $323.85, Yellow Book Usa $1,111.68; Veterans Service Office: Aflac $54.00, Nd-Pers $283.77, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $666.66; Social Services: Aflac $695.89, Alberty-Schaffer, Heather $296.50, At&T - Carol Stream $109.51, Aune, Alicia $383.31, Bayley Neurauter, Lisa A $747.21, Berkel Properties $300.00, Brothers Iii $524.29, Burleigh County Social Service $300.00, Cardmember Service $2,063.59, Central Business Systems $568.98, Columbus Bank And Trust $725.00, Companion Life $631.08, Compson, Becky Lynn $16.83, Continental American Insurance Co $134.05, Days Inn- Bismarck $69.30, Expressway Inn $138.60, Family Bridges $2.79, Huss, Candice J $14.79, Jewett, Dirinda $336.72, Lang, Nicole $213.49, Leitner, Philip $122.40, Miller Motors $230.64, Montana-Dakota Utilities $348.75, Nd Conference Of Social Welfare $180.00, Nd Dept Of Human Services $8,340.88, Nd-Pers $4,246.94, Ndacssb $35.00, Ndpea $25.00, Ndpers $14,498.60, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $503.00, Notary Law Institute $12.00, Overn, George T. $64.26, Perkins, Inc. $31.45, Pershing, Llc $312.83, Pommerer, Katharine $167.28, Quick, Samantha $80.79, Quittschreiber, Marianne $82.95, Record Keepers, Llc $54.00, Valley City Public Works $460.74, Valley City Times-Record $79.60, Valley Officeworks $204.39, Verizon Wireless $194.10; County Road And Bridge: Aflac $793.20, Best Western Ramkota Hotel $207.00, Bitz Tire & Service, Inc. $15.00, Butler Machinery Co. $11,957.48, Carquest Auto Parts Store-St Louis $79.59, Columbus Bank And Trust $840.66, Companion Life $163.92, Conney Safety Products $85.38, Continental American Insurance Co $226.25, Dakota Industrial Supply $148.50, Dakota Plains Cooperative $4,904.24, Dickey Rural Telephone Coop. $66.26, First Community Credit Union $233.86, Grotberg Electric, Inc. $65.72, Handy Hardware & Rental $89.87, Inter-Community Telephone $70.61, Jamestown Communications, Inc. $70.00, Johnson, Kerry $160.00, Kari's Cleaning $269.40, Klubben Excavating $1,425.00, Little Falls Machine, Inc. $7,713.82, Mac's Inc. $151.97, Montana-Dakota Utilities $61.37, Moritz, Dennis $90.00, Nd-Pers $4,575.77, Ndpers $12,845.44, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $709.00, Newman Traffic Signs - Jmst $2,248.90, Northwest Tire Inc. $1,538.75, Ottertail Power Company - Jamestown $200.00, Perkins, Inc. $27.75, Praxair Distribution Inc $523.83, Quality Alignment & Brake Center $1,559.11, Rdo Financial Services Co. $450.56, Rks Sales & Services $8.34, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants $686.70, Smith Lumber Company $42.00, Swanston Equipment Co. $1,282.95, Tds Metrocom - Mn $6.54, Truenorth Steel $19,865.57, Us Bank $600.00, Valley Auto Parts $1,857.69, Valley City Public Works $940.84, Valley Officeworks $222.41, Valley Radiator & Recycling $678.94, Verizon Wireless $148.01, Vining Oil & Gas Llc $26,125.75, Wallwork Truck Center $1,204.90, Wendel Auto Body $294.51, Yanish, Gary $25.00, Zep Sales & Service $288.77; County Park: Ace Hardware $86.94, Anderson, Bev J $15.00, Buttke, Bonnie M $200.00, Cds, Inc $86.57, Dakota Plains Cooperative $836.77, Dickey Rural Telephone Coop. $56.07, Erickson, Harold $50.00, Handy Hardware & Rental $35.39, Leevers Super Valu $16.13, Nd Dept Of Health - Microbiology $80.00, Nd-Pers $209.94, S&S Auto Electric $3.00; Weed Control: Aflac $54.00, Barnes Co Highway Dept $68.47, Barnes Co Soil Conserv. Dist. $100.00, Carquest Auto Parts Store-St Louis $5.63, Didier's Ag Center $304.50, Kari's Cleaning $63.70, Mcallister, James $57.49, Nd Department Of Transportation $20.00, Nd-Pers $283.75, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $150.00, Valley City Public Works $44.53; Emergency: Rosebud Township $564.00; Oasis & Social Security: Appliance City Radio Shack $1.10, Columbus Bank And Trust $516.00, Computer Professionals Unlimited $1,609.00, Information Technology Department $519.40, Nd-Pers $452.95, Ndpers $456.16, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $200.00; County Agent: Grueneich, Randy $984.27, National Council On Family Relation $120.00, Nd-Pers $200.31, Ndaea $85.00, Ndpers $1,102.08, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $70.00, Valley Officeworks $411.61; Farm To Market 15 Mill: Border States Paving, Inc. $1,381.11, Dallmann Services Company $23,516.01, Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.-Bismarck $12,978.45, Nd Dept Of Transportation $66,763.68, Ottertail Power Company - Jamestown $200.00, Six D Construction $2,520.00, Star Enterprises, Inc $8,148.40; Cnty Correctional Center:Ace Hardware $3.79, Aflac $212.04, Bob Barker Company
$195.73, Cable Services $37.87, Cass Clay Creamery, Inc. $234.00, Columbus Bank And Trust $24.00, Companion Life $168.20, Continental American Insurance Co $31.20, Dakota Industrial Supply $135.00, Dr. Brian Bulik $320.00, Food Services Of America/Fargo $1,392.76, Handy Hardware & Rental $7.13, High Plains Water Treatment, Inc. $39.00, James-Valley Reg. Lodge #4 $18.42, Leevers Super Valu $295.77, Midwest Pest Control $70.00, Montana-Dakota Utilities $192.32, Moore Medical, Llc $26.71, Nd-Pers $2,905.92, Ndpers $4,751.36, Ndpers-Deferred Comp A02 $25.00, Rj's Plumbing & Heating $1,568.46, Thrifty White Stores $249.64, Valley City Public Works $303.73, Valley Officeworks $17.98; County Bridge: Barnes Rural Water $8,880.00, Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.-Bismarck $30,400.00; County Agent Revolving:Bruns, Jerilyn $125.00, County Market $38.29, Demasi, Joseph M $50.00, Fritch, Kathleen $30.00, Hugo's $680.29, Hwy #1 Fuel & Service Inc $55.96, Kruger, Elizabeth White $160.00, Leevers Super Valu $58.50, Ndsu Extension Pesticide Program $28.00, Nygaard, Diane A $300.00, Nygaard, Diane R $84.15, Pizza Corner $136.00, Seidlinger, Kimberly A $25.50, Sorensen, Cara $125.00, Tichy, Amy J $104.66, Valley Officeworks $14.38; Flood Emergency 2010: Minnie Lake Township $235.66, Thordenskjold Township $8,162.30; Community Service: Nd Community Corrections Association $200.00; Grants And Projects: Foss Architecture & Interiors $2,385.00; Truck Regulatory (Scrctrb: Ameripride Linen & Apparel Services $41.24, Barnes Co Highway Dept $335.40, Continental American Insurance Co $20.80, Information Technology Department $9.25, Nd-Pers $385.66, Ndpers $456.16, P.O.S.T. Board $45.00; Corrections Commissary Fu: Leevers Super Valu $320.15, Pamida (Bc Jail) $101.24, Pizza Corner $151.00, Reliance Telephone Systems, Inc. $500.00, Valley Officeworks $13.94; Soil Conservation: Barnes Co Soil Conserv. Dist. $1,692.44; Flood Emergency 2011: Eckelson Township $7,067.86, Edna Township $57,102.46, Green Township $30,219.68, Potter Township $6,069.11, Valley Township $1,856.50; Garrison Conservancy Dist: Garrison Diversion Cons Dist $1,978.20; Airport: Barnes Co Municipal Airport $2,791.07; 911 Emergency Fund: Centurylink Wa $952.26, City Of Valley City $36,000.00, Dakota Central Telecommunications $31.00, Dickey Rural Telephone Coop. $255.00, Inter-Community Telephone $150.00, Valley City Times-Record $9.60; State Funds: Nd State Treasurer $730.89; Winter Show: Nd Winter Show $1,881.60; Older Persons: South Central Adult Services $1,510.27; Ambulance: Barnes County Ambulance $753.44; Water Resources: Excavating Inc $271,004.13, Greg Lewis $200.00, H & S Contracting $7,560.34, Hurley, Patrick J $87.32, Kari's Cleaning $63.70, Klubben Excavating $4,025.00, Larry Hegvik $110.50, Lettenmaier, Duane L $921.00, Mcmillan, Jeffrey $124.95, Midwest Testing $1,382.40, Ohnstad Twichell, P.C. $.00, Pearl E. Vig $2,479.40, Red River Joint Water Board $67,752.12, Smith, Jamie L. $78.64; Historical Society: Barnes Co Historical Society $564.69; Library: Valley City Public Library $813.19; Cities: Dazey $575.27, Fingal $785.93, Kathryn $63.85, Leal $14.88, Litchville $407.29, Nome $70.55, Oriska $274.74, Sanborn $1,178.03, Sibley $130.76, Valley City $86,080.02, Wimbledon $1,046.89; Townships: Alta $2,299.23, Anderson $1,821.99, Ashtabula $2,105.10, Baldwin $1,254.49, Binghampton $2,068.34, Brimer $1,790.28, Cuba $2,055.32, Dazey $1,446.57, Eckelson $1,442.54, Edna $2,109.03, Ellsbury $1,953.51, Getchell $2,081.26, Grand $1,916.99, Green $2,302.49, Greenland $1,758.83, Hemen $1,642.94, Hobart $2,036.25, Laketown $1,477.91, Mansfield $1,554.26, Marsh $2,525.00, Meadow $1,669.68, Minnie $1,761.02, Nelson $1,862.32, Noltimier $2,053.02, Norma $2,338.69, Oakhill $1,585.74, Oriska $2,122.17, Pierce $1,900.85, Potter $1,411.95, Raritan $2,431.47, Rogers $1,541.63, Rosebud $1,918.43, Sibley $1,374.49, Skandia $2,185.75, Spring $1,807.62, Springvale $2,600.14, Stewart $1,885.62, Svea $1,741.83, Thordenskjold $1,751.17, Uxbridge $2,163.57, Valley $4,439.98, Weimer $1,444.44; Park Districts: Fingal $56.59, Kathryn $5.37, Litchville $55.13, Nome $4.57, Sanborn $72.25, Valley City $14,140.73; School Districts: Barnes County North $15,452.71, Enderlin Area Sd 24 $2,598.14, Griggs County Centra $249.25, Hope 1 $1,959.24, Litchville-Marion $3,231.90, Maple Valley $8,578.82, Montpelier $63.92, Valley City $70,175.00; Rural Fire
Districts: Dazey $404.20, Edna $154.71, Enderlin $15.96, Fingal $323.72, Hope $328.73, Kathryn $81.04, Nome $250.30, Page $76.12, Sanborn $1,231.88, Tower City $178.21, Wimbledon $480.92; Wimbledon Depot Project: Sea Reach Ltd $20,000.00; Interest Fund: Barnes Co Treasurer $2,257.03;
There being no further business to come before the Board, Froelich made a motion, seconded by Knutson, to adjourn. Motion carried.
Edward R. McGough Cindy Schwehr, Chairperson
Barnes County Auditor Barnes County Commission