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Hauck sworn in as city auditor

By Staff | Sep 12, 2011

Dawn Hauck was sworn in as the new city auditor by Rugby Mayor Dave Cichos at the Sept. 6 meeting of the city council.

Hauck, who is a 1998 RHS alumna, moved back to Rugby from Bismarck a year ago. She has a bachelor’s degree in math and statistics from UND, Grand Forks. She is married to Scott Hauck who works at Rugby Homes. They have two daughters, Peyton, 7, and Hallie, 3.

Councilman Dave Bednarz reported on the Gym Flex floor project for the armory. He told the council he had been to a volleyball game in Harvey and was able to view their Gym Flex floor firsthand. Bednarz said it looked good and balls seemed to bounce well on it.

Bednarz told the council he plans to have Rugby’s Athletic Director Scott Grochow take a look at the floor in Harvey just as extra assurance that it will work for Rugby.

“I would like to move forward on this project and get the floor in around Thanksgiving,” said Bednarz.

The flooring was projected to cost approximately $45,000 when the council first looked at it, but because of cost increases since then, the project will now cost closer to $53,000.

He asked the council for approval to go ahead with the $53,000 project after he consults with Grochow on it. It was decided to amend this year’s budget and use funds from the infrastructure budget to pay for the Gym Flex flooring. The floor has a 10-year warranty, according to Bednarz. He said it is recommended that if RV and Farm shows are going to be held there a liner should be used on the floor. Discussion took place about type of liner, cost, and safety. No decision was made on a liner at this time.

The council, including Terry Wentz, Jerry Harmel, Dave Bednarz, Gerry Jacobson, Neil Lotvedt, and Bruce Rheault, approved the motion to allow Bednarz to go ahead with the Gym Flex floor project after consulting with Grochow. Jim Hoffert and Arland Geiszler were absent and not voting.

The 2012 preliminary budget went back to the finance committee for some adjustments. The budget will be voted on for approval at the October meeting.

Roger E. Grimsley, geomatics manager, Advance Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S), sent an e-mail with an accompanying plat attached of the new subdivision that the city of Rugby is creating. The subdivision is in response to two neighbors, Mark Johnson, and Ray Norsby who came to the July meeting of the council to discuss new legal descriptions for their properties. They had discovered that the properties were not described properly in the first place. At the July 6 meeting, the council approved their requests for chunks of property that should be included in their property descriptions. The city agreed to pay for the engineer fees to draw up a new plat. The name was designated as Plat of Rugby Subdivision #14 and approved by council vote. After all documents are signed, the plat will be filed in the Pierce County Recorder’s office.

In further business before the council, The city of Rugby agreed to send a letter of support for an Amtrak Tiger grant along with Rugby’s Job Development Authority and others from Rugby.

A proclamation for the city of Rugby to recognize and honor those who died in the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 by sounding a siren in the city of Rugby at approximately 9:59 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 for the 10th Anniversary.

The city approved a request by the water, sewer and streets committee members to go to a state auction and if they find a good deal on a truck, not to exceed $20,000, to have the authority to purchase said truck. All present voted in favor with the exception of Bednarz who voted against the motion.

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