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By Staff | Sep 5, 2020

NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT

OF TRUST LANDS

FALL SURFACE LEASE AUCTION

The Board of University and School

Lands will conduct an online surface

lease auction for one thousand forty

(1040) tracts in Adams, Barnes,

Benson, Billings, Bowman, Burke,

Burleigh, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Em-

mons, Golden Valley, Grant, Het-

tinger, Kidder, Lamoure, Logan,

McHenry, Mcintosh, McKenzie,

McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail,

Oliver, Pierce, Rolette, Sheridan,

Sioux, Slope, Stark, Stutsman,

Towner, Ward, Wells, and Williams

Counties, ND. Tracts will be avail-

able to view on September 1, 2020.

Bidding will commence September

28, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. CST and end

October 9, 2020. The link to view the

offered tracts and participate in the

auction is:

https://www.energynet.com/govt_listi

ng.pl

Anyone needing auxiliary aids and

services should call the Department

at (701) 328-2800 by 09/21/2020.

8/15/2020

/s/ Jodi Smith

Commissioner

(September 5-12-19-26, 2020)

NOTICE

JULY EXPENDITURES

Hactc res.fund $1,111.50,Ndtc

$810.96,Pedersons portable toilets

$100.00,Ndpers $485.34, Pierce

co.payroll acct. $80,643.71,Pierce

co.treas. $703.21,Pro collect serv.

$256.67,Baltimore co. OCS

$833.00,Job Service ND $578.50,

J.P.Morgan $3,238.07,Otter tail

$7,813.04,Pierce co. payroll acct.

$93,491.63,Pierce co. treas.

$785.08,Colonial life $83.31,Aflac

$1,393.72, Ebix $94.49,Security

benefit $1,614.15, Nationwide

$4,169.84,John Deere financial

$5,328.50, Otter tail $1,431.00, Pi-

erce co.payroll acct. $36,161.45, Pi-

erce co.treas. $304.19,Ndpers

$25,578.72,Otter tail $224.21,BCBS

$76,363.10, Hactc $48,891.61, UPS

$29.12, Christenson, Mike $491.85,

Migler,David $852.60,NDSU $6.00,

Thomas law $157.50,Mack law

$457.20, Pierce co.treas. $158.34,

Advanced business $202.84,Rugby

Service $21.65, Steins $297.58,

Rugby lumber $36.95, Rugby

H.Hank $17.47, Circle sanitation

$151.00, ST. Michel furn. $836.00,

Elec.systems&software $1,443.36,

City of Rugby $783.28, Pierce

co.tribune $406.26, Software inno-

vations $3,100.00, Computer store

$3,464.00, Quadient finance

$500.00, Dakota Business Solutions

$315.99, Pierce co.treas. $26.44,

Vanguard appraisals $650.00, Com-

puter express $1,115.25, ITD

$3,459.31, Rugby ins. $4,304.00,

Envision $828.87, H.E.Everson

$26.87, Brad’s auto&towing

$93.00,Rugby auto parts $11.98,

Stones mobile $98.00,Uniform

center $780.97, Hactc $11.16, Red-

wood toxicology lab $22.95, Axtman,

Michael $535.00, Wieler, Tanya

$2,000.00, I solved $229.00, Wold

Engineering $39,659.92, ND Dept.of

trans. $25,901.03, Susag sand

&gravel $2,960.20, Envision

$7,223.86, RDO $2,072.27, Praxair

$112.76, Rugby welding $94.50,

John Deere Financial $78.26, New-

man signs $404.16, Zeien,Paul

$111.55,Zacher,James

$120.00,NDSU ext. $7,147.43,

Walker landscaping $20,145.00, ITD

$54.75,Polar comm. $3.00,Ndtc

$203.66, Susag sand & gravel

$16,101.00, Ritterman trucking

$99,249.00, Susag sand & gravel

$6,804.00, Deplazes redi-mix

$57,956.00, Hactc res.fund

$1,155.50, City of Rugby $1,799.62

Grand total $709,768.26

(September 5, 2020)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with the zoning regu-

lations of Pierce County, North

Dakota, the Pierce County Commis-

sion will hold a public hearing on

Wednesday, September 17 at 9:45

A.M. in the commissioner’s room of

the Pierce County Courthouse, 240

2nd St SE, Rugby, ND 58368, for a

conditional use permit requested by

B & J Excavating, Inc. for an “aggre-

gate mining operation”, located in

the SW4 of Section 3, Township 153

North, Range 73 West.

Dated this 1st day of September,

2020

Karin Fursather

County Auditor-Treasurer

(September 5-12, 2020)

NOTICE — WEED CUTTING

Notice is hereby given to all Town-

ship Officials, Land Owners, and/or

Operators that weeds and grass

shall be mowed from all Township

and Farm to Market roadsides, and

right-of-way after September 1, 2020

but before October 1, 2020 with a

minimum cut width of fourteen (14)

feet and height of stubble shall be

within three (3) inches of ground.

Weeds and grass that have been cut

with a swather, and have fallen on

the road, the swathe must be re-

moved within 24 hours or a fine of

$100.00 per mile will be added to

the taxes of the land adjoining such

right-of-way for the cost of removal.

Unless the work is done by October

15,2020, the work on county roads

and unorganized townships will be

done by the County Commissioners

at the cost of $200.00 per mile of ac-

tual cutting, with minimum of

$200.00 for anything less, and will

be added to the taxes of the land ad-

joining such right-of-way.

Due to the high cost of maintaining

roads and the removal of snow, only

those roads that have been mowed

within the minimum requirements

will be maintained during the winter

months.

By order of the Pierce County Board

of County Commissioners.

Karin Fursather

County Auditor-Treasurer

(September 5-12-19, 2020)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

August 4, 2020

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in regular ses-

sion on August 4, 2020. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

8:00 A.M., with members Christen-

son, Brossart, Hoffert and Berg

present.

Chairman Migler led the Pledge of

Allegiance.

Moved by Brossart and seconded by

Hoffert, to approve the consent

agenda. Motion carried.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Hoffert, to accept the July

minutes as mailed. Motion carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Berg, to approve those bills previ-

ously paid and those yet unpaid

were ordered paid. Motion carried.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Brossart, to accept the finan-

cial report for the month of July. Mo-

tion carried.

Board reviewed Officer fee reports

and hourly workers time sheets.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Hoffert, to approve Treasurer’s

checks #6098-6100, in the amount

of $220.00, for the month of July.

Motion carried.

Board reviewed abatement applica-

tion submitted by Michael Hughes,

for tax year 2020 (2020-15), on the

following described property as E 6′

of Lot 3 & all Lot 4, Block 1, Hale’s

Addition and W26′ of Lot 13, Block

1, Sikes 1st Addition, all located in

the City of Rugby. Moved by

Christenson and seconded by Hof-

fert, to approve the abatement appli-

cation for tax year 2020, as recom-

mended by the Tax Director, in ac-

cordance with homestead credit

filed. Motion carried.

Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer, in-

formed the board that a check in the

amount of $307,777.47 was re-

ceived from Wolford School District,

which should be refunded back to

the taxpayers of Wolford School Dis-

trict. Moved by Berg and seconded

by Brossart, authorizing the

auditor-treasurer, to disburse refund

checks to the patrons of Wolford

School District, and that any tax-

payers with taxes owing, refunds will

be applied to those parcels, and the

taxpayer will not receive a refund

check. Motion carried.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Hoffert, authorizing the chair-

man, to sign the change order on

Project SC 3522 (001), Roadway

Reshaping and Regraveling, in the

amount of $54,744.35, for sub cuts

and geosynthetic material. Motion

carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Christenson, to transfer $150,000,

from Highway Distribution to Road

and Bridge Fund. Motion carried.

Moved by Brossart and seconded by

Berg, to transfer $10,000, from Wire-

less Fund to E 9-1-1 Fund. Motion

carried.

Board discussed E9-1-1 fees, which

are no longer adequate to cover the

costs. The following resolution was

adopted:

RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE

EXISTING EMERGENCY SER-

VICES COMMUNICATIONS (9-1-1)

FEE

WHEREAS, the emergency services

communication (9-1-1) system is

critical to public safety in Pierce

County; and

WHEREAS, the monthly 9-1-1 fee

on “assessed communications ser-

vice” (telephone access line, wire-

less access line, and unique voice

over internet protocol service) im-

posed pursuant to the North Dakota

Century Code (NDCC) 57-40.6 is

essential to the operation and

maintenance of the emergency ser-

vices communications (9-1-1) sys-

tem for Pierce County, and

WHEREAS, NDCC Section

57-40.6-02(2) mandates a political

subdivision shall apply an additional

fifty cents fee on top of the local

9-1-1 fee established under North

Dakota Century Code Section

57-40.6-02 (01) to be remitted to the

State Treasurer for implementation

of the statewide interoperable radio

network; and

WHEREAS, the current Pierce

County fee limited to $1.00 per

month per assessed communica-

tions service is no longer adequate

to appropriately fund the operation

and maintenance of the emergency

services communications (9-1-1)

system for Pierce County; and

WHEREAS, NDCC Section

57-40.6-02 provides a process of im-

posing 9-1-1 fees by governing

board resolution and approval of the

voters of up to $1.50 per month per

assessed communications service.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved

that the Pierce County Board of

Commissioners proposes an in-

crease of the existing 9-1-1 fee not

to exceed $1.50 per month per com-

munication connection applied to all

assessed communication services

and directs that the following meas-

ure be placed on the county ballot

for the statewide general election

scheduled for November 3, 2020,

and if approved, shall become effec-

tive January 1, 2021.

Pierce County Measure #1

Should the current emergency ser-

vice communication (9-1-1) fee of

$1.00 per month

per communication connection ap-

plied to all assessed communica-

tions services (telephone access

line, wireless access line, and

unique voice over internet protocol

service) be increased to a maximum

local (not to exceed) collection of

$1.50 per month per communication

connection commencing on January

1, 2021, for the operation and

maintenance of the emergency ser-

vices communications (9-1-1) sys-

tem for Pierce County?

YES – A “YES” vote means you ap-

prove the increase of the local fee

up to $1.50 per month.

NO- A “NO” vote means you do not

approve the increase of the local fee

and it would remain at $1.00 per

month.

Josh Siegler, Pierce County Sheriff,

met and gave the board a report for

the month of July, for his depart-

ment. Total cass-52; Medical

calls-0; Fire calls-1; Traffic Ac-

cidents-3; Assist Other Agencies-6;

Prisoner Transports-4; Arrests-12;

Citations-19; Papers Served-13;

Warrants Served-2.

Josh Siegler, Pierce County Sheriff,

informed the board that the best op-

tion for a vehicle for his department,

is a Dodge Pickup, and that installa-

tion would cost approximately

$1500.00 to $3,000.00.

Migler asked the sheriff about a

township road located between sec-

tions 27 and 28, of Antelope Lake, if

signs could be put up on this town-

ship road, as it is a narrow road with

sign stating no parking or fishing off

the road?

Board recessed to sit on the HACTC

board.

Mike Graner, Jail Administrator,

HACTC, joined the meeting. Mike

answered questions concerning a

few bills in question before payment.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Brossart, to approve those bills pre-

viously paid and those yet unpaid

were ordered paid, for the month of

July. Motion carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Berg, to approve the financial report

for the month of June, for the

HACTC. Motion carried. There was

a deficit of $21,751.93, for the month

of June.

Mike Graner, Jail Administrator,

HACTC, gave the board an update

on the inmate population for the

month of July, which was 90. High

95; Low 86. August currently has

92; Bookings 30; Releases 28. Pi-

erce County inmates for July were 8.

Personnel 24/24. Two Officers will

be attending CO Basic Training in

Minot for three weeks. Miscellane-

ous- DOCR inspection report is final-

ized. Presented quotes from three

companies on a new hot water

heater. After review, moved by

Christenson and seconded by Hof-

fert, to purchase a new hot water

heater from Johnson’s Plumbing, in

the amount of $21,700.00. Motion

carried. Mike also stated that the

Chiller system repairs were com-

pleted on July 16th.

Board reconvened at 9:10 A.M., with

all members present.

Kelly Jensen, North Prairie Human

Service Zone Director, joined the

meeting. Kelly informed the board

that she was asked by the State, if a

State HCBS employee could be

housed at the Pierce County Social

Service Office. This employee trav-

els to Ramsey, Rolette, Towner and

Pierce Counties and lives closer to

Pierce County than the other coun-

ties. This would be an indirect cost

to Pierce County for telephone, pa-

per, postage and ITD services. The

State reimburses the county for the

indirect costs at 25% of the cost allo-

cation plan and 100% of the indirect

costs that were previously direct

charged to the zone up to the CY

2018 amount. Anything above the

indirect cost reimbursement is to be

levied by the county.

The board agreed to house this em-

ployee for one year and that she

would be sharing an office with

another State employee that has of-

fice space at Social Services.

Dena Kemmet, District Director,

NDSU Extension, met with the

board on the vacancy of the Exten-

sion Agent, in Pierce County. Dena

presented the Educational Programs

and position information. Dena said

the first thing the county needs to

move forward with, would be to ad-

vertise the position of county agent.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Christenson, to advertise for an Ex-

tension Agent, for Pierce County.

Second thing would be to have two

commissioners and two citizens

from the public to be on the inter-

viewing process. The board will de-

cide who will be on the interviewing

board and get the names to Dena

Kemmet, District Director, NDSU

Extension.

Jessica Tagestad, Wold Engineer-

ing, met and gave the board an up-

date on Road Project SC-3505

(055), Roadway Reshaping and Re-

graveling, and that requesting pay-

ment from NDDOT in the amount of

$318,603.47, payable to B & J Exca-

vating, Inc. Final inspection will be

held on August 5, 2020 at 9:00 A.M.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Hoffert, to re-appoint Jason

Marchus, as a member of the Pierce

County Weed Board. Motion car-

ried.

NDLTAP Motor-grader Operator

Training will be held for all five blade

operators, Thursday, August 20 and

Friday, August 21. The operators will

receive 6 hours of road scholar

credit.

Galen J Mack, States Attorney,

joined the meeting.

Migler asked Galen J. Mack, States

Attorney, if a sign can be put up on

an organized township road stating

no parking or fishing from the road.

Galen said yes, as it is a public road.

Auditor-Treasurer, Fursather,

presented the budget to the board

and that she had received informa-

tion from NDPHIT on health bene-

fits. Fursather said that NDPHIT

would be meeting with the board

sometime in August on the health

benefit and if the board decides to

go with NDPHIT, open enrollment

would be in October, with insurance

starting January 1, 2021. Public

hearing on budget will be held on

September 16th @10:00 A.M.

There being no further business,

Berg moved to adjourn the meeting.

Seconded by Christenson.

Karin Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(September 5, 2020)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-

SIONERS

August 17, 2020

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in special ses-

sion on August 17, 2020. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

9:00 A.M., with members Brossart,

Hoffert and Berg present. Christen-

son absent.

Virtual attendance with Randall

Johnson, NDPHIT. Randall Johnson

presented the North Dakota Public

Health Insurance Trust with the

commissioners. Randall Johnson

explained how this will affect the

current health insurance benefits

and additional preventive care ser-

vices that will be provided by the

Trust health plan, at no cost to the

employees. Also, there are ancillary

and voluntary benefit options (i.e.

dental, vision, disability, accident,

critical illness, identify theft) that can

be provided to employees at

discounted rates. No increase for

health insurance benefit for 2021.

The county would have to pay a

claims deposit by December 18th, in

the amount of $76,543. After further

questions, moved by Berg and

seconded by Brossart, to join

NDPHIT, for the 2021 budget year.

Upon roll call vote- Hoffert “AYE”,

Brossart “AYE”, Berg “AYE”, Migler

“AYE”. Motion carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to approve the 2021 prel-

iminary budget, as presented at the

board’s August 4 meeting. Motion

carried.

There being no further business,

moved by Migler to adjourn the

meeting at 10:30 A.M..

Karin Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(September 5, 2020)

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