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Legal Notices 11-14

By Staff | Nov 14, 2020

CALL FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given that the Rug-

by City Council will receive bids until

1:00pm, Wednesday, December 2,

2020 for the following:

Propane, gasoline, and diesel fuel

for vehicles and equipment

Quote to be for amount of discount

per gallon from pump price, for one

year beginning January 1, 2021, ex-

cluding taxes.

All bids must be in sealed envelopes

and plainly marked “Fuel Bid” and

addressed to the City Auditor, Rug-

by City Hall, 223 South Main Ave-

nue, Rugby, ND 58368. Bids shall

be opened at the regularly

scheduled council meeting on Mon-

day, December 7, 2020 at 7:30pm.

in the Council Chambers or by

GOTOMEETING, located on the

2nd floor of the Rugby City hall. The

Rugby City Council reserves the

right to reject any or all bids.

Bidders are invited to be present at

the above-mentioned time and place

for the opening of bids.

(November 7-14, 2020)

NOTICE

Rugby Public School District #5,

Board of Education, held a regular

board meeting Tuesday, October 13,

2020 at 7:00 AM in the Library at

Rugby High School.

Board members present were Dustin

Hager, Kris Blessum, Carlie John-

son, and Brenda Heilman. Shane

Livedalen was absent.

Also present were Mike McNeff,

Jared Blikre, Jason Gullickson, and

Dawn Hauck. In addition, the follow-

ing were in attendance: Ashley

Seykora.

Chairman Hager called the meeting

to order at 7:00 AM.

Motion by Blessum to approve the

agenda. Second by Heilman. All

voting yes, motion carried.

Ashley Seykora gave a presentation

regarding professional development

for the teachers, instructional coach-

ing, and the virtual academy. There

are roughly 30 students participating

in the virtual academy that range

from kindergarten to 11th grade.

Mr. Gullickson gave the elementary

report. Included in the report were

the following items: The 5th and 6th

grade girl’s basketball program has

finished their season and the boys

are now starting with about 30 boys

participating. The Lego League,

coached by Andee Mattson, will be-

gin soon with practice on Wednes-

days after school. Parent/Teacher

conferences will be held October

19-20th. An online option will be

available. Drop off and pick-up is

going well with the closed street.

Dismissal times are staggered to

help with student traffic flow. Quar-

ter one ends October 30th, however

the trimester will not end until No-

vember 13th. Recess has been go-

ing well and the students have been

able to be outside.

Mr. Blikre gave the high school re-

port. Included in the report were the

following items: Blikre and McNeff

met with students yesterday regard-

ing the use of face coverings. The

Juniors will take the ASVAB test on

Wednesday. Parent / Teacher

Conferences will be held October

19-20th either in person or online.

The first quarter ends October 30th.

Fall extra-curricular sports are near-

ing their end of season tournaments.

Blessum asked Blikre if masked

students could be separated from

non-masked students in the class-

rooms so the masked students do

not have to be concerned with being

close contacts. This is being dis-

cussed and is a possibility.

Dr. McNeff gave the District report.

The Teacher Leader Academy

teachers are in their final semester.

There will be a board presentation

on December 16th at 4pm. The

transition to Peace Garden Special

Education Unit has gone well. The

director is good to work with. Alyson

Schepp has been working 2-3 days

in Rugby and 2-3 days at other sites.

Dean Herman, the school psycholo-

gist, has been working in both Rug-

by schools. NCEC has been provid-

ing good support in our district this

year. All staff were required to watch

a discrimination video provided by

Pearce Durick Law Firm.

Mrs. Hauck reviewed the financial

report. Each fund was reviewed. A

transfer from the General Fund to

the Building Fund of $50,174.15 will

be made which is the amount over

15 mills in from the Special Reserve

Fund. It was budgeted to transfer

this money into the Building Fund.

A $25,000 transfer was made from

the General Fund to the Food Ser-

vice Fund to help with the timing of

the food payment and the reim-

bursement from the state. This

should help the fund going forward.

Items in the consent agenda were

considered. Motion by Johnson to

approve the Consent Agenda.

Second by Heilman. Included in the

consent agenda were the Sep-

tember 8, 2020 Board Meeting

Minutes, the September 24, 2020

Policy Committee Meeting Minutes,

the September 29, 2020 Special

Board Meeting Minutes, the October

1, 2020 Policy Committee Meeting

Minutes, the October 7, 2020 Spe-

cial Board Meeting Minutes, the

September Board Bills, the Sep-

tember Board bills detail, the Sep-

tember Financial Reports, the

transfer of $25,000 from the General

Fund to the Food Service Fund, and

the transfer of $50,174.15 from the

General Fund to the Building Fund.

All voting yes, motion carried.

The NDSBA conducted a policy re-

view for the school district. Of the

124 policies, about 117 need

changes or actions to correct them.

It was recommended to rescind the

following 65 policies: AA – Mission

and Vision, AACB – 504-ADA, AACC

– Harassment, AAC-E1, AAC-R –

Statement of Nondiscrimination and

Grievance Policy, ABB – Organiza-

tional Plan for RPSD, ABCC – Well-

ness Policy, ABD – School Year and

Calendar, BC – School Board

Member Code of Ethics, BCD –

Board Vacancy, BD – School Board

Meetings, BE – District Committees,

BFA – Policy Development, BHC –

School Attorney Policy, BIBA – Pa-

tron Complaints – Personnel, BIBD –

Complaints – Federal Programs, CB

– The Superintendent of the School

District, DAAA – Faculty Handbook,

DAAB – Custodian Handbook, DAAB

– Secretary and Office Assistant

Handbook, DAAB – Teacher Aide

and Paraprofessional Handbook,

DAAC – Food Service Handbook,

DAAD – School Bus Driver Hand-

book, DABA – Professional Staff

Employment, DABB – Support Staff

Employment, DABE – Background

Checks, DADE – Tobacco Free En-

vironment, DADF – Drug Prevention

Statement, DAE – Personnel

Records, DAFF – Lunch Benefit,

DAHB – Significant Infectious

Disease Policy, DBBA – Teacher

Licensure, DBK – Substitute Teach-

ers, DC – Support Staff Positions,

FBF – Graduation Requirements,

FCHJ – Crisis Intervention Policy,

FDB-E1 – Caregiver Authorization

Form, FDB-E2 – District Level

Dispute Resolution Form, FFBA –

Emergency Drills, FFBH – Sexual

Offenders on School Property, FGA

– Student Education Records, FHCC

– Dress Code, FHCO – Student Per-

sonal Electronic Devices, GABBA –

Childfind Referral Program for Stu-

dents with Disabilities, GBEQ –

ESEA Title I, GBF – Instructional

Materials and Library Media Policy,

GCB – Graduation Exercises, GCF –

Honorary Diplomas for Veterans,

GDA – Interscholastic and Intramural

Athletics, GDGA – Sportsmanship

Policy, GDH – Co-Curricular Activi-

ties Participation, HEAF – Fund Bal-

ances, HEBA – Accounting and Re-

porting, HF – Purchasing, HGAA –

Fixed Asset Management, HI – Au-

dits, IB – BR – Meal Account Policy,

IBCC – Use of Security Cameras, IC

– Rural Transportation, ICB – Tran-

sportation Advisory Committee, JA –

School Facilities Plan, JB – Use of

School Facilities, KAH – Community

Use of Facilities, KAIB – Private Do-

nations, KB School-Parent Rela-

tions, and LC – Relations with Parent

Organizations.

Motion by Heilman to rescind Rugby

School District’s listed policies and

that past practice govern district

operations, covered by the former

policies, until the board adopts new

policies. Second by Blessum. All

voting yes, motion carried.

The first reading of policy BDA: Pro-

cedure for Adopting Board Policy

was presented. The policy contains

procedures for adopting policy and

necessary safeguards during the

policy adoption process. Motion by

Johnson to approve the first reading

of the policy as written. Second by

Heilman. All voting yes, motion car-

ried.

The following policies were recom-

mended by NDSBA for adoption.

Some policies are required and

some are recommended. The

extra-curricular policy was removed

as more discussion is needed. BR

designates a Board Regulation

which is different from policy.

AAC-BR2 Title IX Sexual Harass-

ment Grievance Policy, AACA 504

Dispute, ABBE Religious Displays,

ABCC Wellness, ABDA Accessibili-

ty, ACBB Significant Contagious

Disease, BDD Board Compensation,

DBBA Drug Testing for Employees,

DEAA Drug-Free Workplace, FDD

Pregnant Students, FDH-BR1 Fost-

er Care Transportation, FDH-BR2

Foster Care Dispute Resolution,

FDH Foster Care, FFK-BR1

Suspension and Expulsion Regula-

tion, FGA-BR Records Privacy Re-

gulation, FGA Record Privacy,

FGDD Student Publications,

GABDB Title I Disputes, HBAA Fis-

cal Compliance, IB-BR Lunch

Charging, IB-BR2 Lunch Benefit, IB

Food Services, IDC Breaches, and

KAB-2 District School Parent Family

Engagement. Motion by Heilman to

approve the first reading of the listed

policies as written. Second by John-

son. All voting yes, motion carried.

The second reading of the Superin-

tendent Evaluation Procedure was

presented. Motion by Johnson to

approve the second reading.

Second by Blessum. All voting yes,

motion carried.

Dr. McNeff gave an update to the

Health and Safety Plan. A survey

was given to students, parents, and

staff regarding four days or five days

of in-person learning. The survey

results basically show a 50-50 split

in preference. The end game is to

be at 5 days of in-person instruction.

There are area schools that are

moving to virtual instruction only.

The health and safety committee

met on September 25th and October

2nd to review the current instruc-

tional model. The recommendation

is to continue operating in our

current four day in-person and one

day virtual learning model. Motion

by Heilman to approve the recom-

mendation and to review it again in

December. Second by Johnson. All

voting yes, motion carried.

The NDSBA School Board Confer-

ence will be held online October

26-30th at 1pm each day. Login in-

formation will be sent to each board

member.

Blessum asked how the staff morale

is during this unprecedented time.

The staff are being asked to do

many things, but the Friday support

and prep time has been helping.

The Pierce County Taxable Value

and an update to the spectator re-

quirements for extra-curricular activi-

ties was shared. Tickets will be

given out to athletes. Students, staff,

and public will then get the remain-

ing tickets. Masks are required by

all.

The next regular board meeting is

scheduled for November 10, 2020.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:39

AM.

Bills presented/paid:

Checking Account ID: 1 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount

925 09/03/2020 KANSAS CITY LIFE

INSURANCE CO 2,540.07; 929

09/29/2020 OTTERTAIL POWER

COMPANY 7,805.74; 930

09/10/2020 HORACE MANN LIFE

INSURANCE COMPANY 33.75;

931 09/10/2020 CITY OF RUGBY

2,822.28; 934 09/16/2020 JP MOR-

GAN – PCARD 39,872.02;

Checking Account ID: 1 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

1034544 09/15/2020 ACME TOOLS

283.28; 1034545 09/15/2020 B & M

LAUNDRY SERVICE 629.68;

1034546 09/15/2020 BSN SPORTS

INC 156.98; 1034547 09/15/2020

CLASS GUITAR RESOURCES,

INC 57.85; 1034548 09/15/2020

COLE PAPERS INC 1,331.92;

1034549 09/15/2020 ECKROTH

MUSIC – MINOT 126.75; 1034550

09/15/2020 ENVISION 79.35;

1034551 09/15/2020 FIRE EXTIN-

GUISHING SYSTEMS 429.85;

1034552 09/15/2020 H E EVER-

SON 11.03; 1034553 09/15/2020

HARTLEY’S SCHOOL BUSES,

INC. 52,200.00; 1034554

09/15/2020 HEARTLAND PAPER

COMPANY 469.00; 1034555

09/15/2020 JOHNSON CON-

TROLS, INC. 2,450.00; 1034556

09/15/2020 JOHNSON’S PLUMB-

ING SERVICE INC 2,122.00;

1034557 09/15/2020 LEEVERS

FOODS 80.36; 1034558 09/15/2020

MCGRAW-HILL SCHOOL EDUCA-

TION 87.78; 1034559 09/15/2020

MEMBEAN, INC 3,800.00; 1034560

09/15/2020 MIDWEST INVESTIGA-

TION & SECURITY INC 175.00;

1034561 09/15/2020 MINOT DAILY

NEWS 80.00; 1034562 09/15/2020

NDCEL 370.00; 1034563

09/15/2020 NDSBA 200.00;

1034564 09/15/2020 NORTH CEN-

TRAL EDUCATION COOPERA-

TIVE 3,481.18; 1034565 09/15/2020

NORTH DAKOTA TELEPHONE

COMPANY 214.23; 1034566

09/15/2020 NOVA FIRE PROTEC-

TION, INC. 315.00; 1034567

09/15/2020 OTIS ELEVATOR COM-

PANY 2,160.38; 1034568

09/15/2020 OVERDRIVE 500.00;

1034569 09/15/2020 PEARSON

ASSESSMENTS 20.75; 1034570

09/15/2020 PIERCE COUNTY

TREASURER 649.56; 1034571

09/15/2020 PIERCE COUNTY TRI-

BUNE 675.22; 1034572 09/15/2020

POPPLERS MUSIC INC 81.25;

1034573 09/15/2020 X REALLY

GOOD STUFF, LLC 383.79;

1034574 09/15/2020 RUGBY

BROADCASTERS, INC 38.50;

1034575 09/15/2020 RUGBY

HARDWARE HANK 1,622.50;

1034576 09/15/2020 RUGBY IN-

SURANCE AGENCY 9,373.00;

1034577 09/15/2020 SCHOCK’S

SAFE & LOCK SERVICE INC

659.80; 1034578 09/15/2020

SCHOOL DATEBOOKS 350.64;

1034579 09/15/2020 SCHOOL

SPECIALTY/CLASSROOM

DIRECT 719.35; 1034580

09/15/2020 STATE INDUSTRIAL

PRODUCTS 493.58; 1034581

09/15/2020 STEIN’S INC 1,048.52;

1034582 09/15/2020 STONE’S

MOBILE RADIO, INC. 1,136.66;

1034583 09/15/2020 TECTA AMER-

ICA DAKOTAS LLC 569.42;

1034584 09/15/2020 UNIVERSAL

ATHLETIC SERVICE 959.35;

1034585 09/15/2020 THE VILLAGE

FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

1,500.00; 1034586 09/15/2020

PEARSON ASSESSMENTS

415.00; 1034587 09/15/2020 REAL-

LY GOOD STUFF, LLC 358.19;

1034599 09/30/2020 ACCENT

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENTS

22,600.00; 1034600 09/30/2020

BADLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL

CONSULTANTS 350.00; 1034601

09/30/2020 BSN SPORTS INC

174.17; 1034602 09/30/2020 LUKE

BUSH 300.00; 1034603 09/30/2020

CIRCLE SANITATION INC 928.00;

1034604 09/30/2020 CLASSROOM

RESOURCE CENTER 73.39;

1034605 09/30/2020 COLE PA-

PERS INC 1,612.38; 1034606

09/30/2020 DAKOTA BOYS AND

GIRLS RANCH 2,200.00; 1034607

09/30/2020 DARYL’S REFRIGERA-

TION LLC 522.00; 1034608

09/30/2020 DOCU SHRED INC

186.99; 1034609 09/30/2020 GRA-

INGER 138.94; 1034610 09/30/2020

HEART OF AMERICA MEDICAL

CENTER 1,142.99; 1034611

09/30/2020 TOM KLAPP 300.00;

1034612 09/30/2020 LEARNING

FORWARD 99.00; 1034613

09/30/2020 MATHCOUNTS FOUN-

DATION 300.00; 1034614

09/30/2020 MCGRAW-HILL

SCHOOL EDUCATION 8,823.50;

1034615 09/30/2020 ND CENTER

FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION

149.00; 1034616 09/30/2020

NDCEL 695.00; 1034617

09/30/2020 NDHSAA 263.25;

1034618 09/30/2020 NEWMAN

TRAFFIC SIGNS 53.07; 1034619

09/30/2020 ORIENTAL TRADING

COMPANY, INC. 11.96; 1034620

09/30/2020 PEARCE DURICK

PLLC 360.00; 1034621 09/30/2020

PEARSON ASSESSMENTS

193.20; 1034622 09/30/2020 PI-

ERCE COUNTY TRIBUNE 48.00;

1034623 09/30/2020 PITNEY

BOWES 387.24; 1034624

09/30/2020 SCHOLASTIC MAGA-

ZINES 1,055.73; 1034625

09/30/2020 SCHOOL SPECIALTY /

CLASSROOM DIRECT 921.26;

1034626 09/30/2020 STATE IN-

DUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 22.35;

1034627 09/30/2020 STEIN’S INC

399.18; 1034628 09/30/2020 JESSI-

CA STOEN 300.00; 1034629

09/30/2020 STUDIES WEEKLY

301.95; 1034630 09/30/2020

SUPREME SCHOOL SUPPLY

69.85; 1034631 09/30/2020

ZANER-BLOSER 811.07;

Checking Account ID: 1 Direct

Deposit Check Number Check Date

Void Entity Name Amount

17830 09/02/2020 CHELBIE BOHL

2,000.00; 17831 09/02/2020 SA-

VANNAH HARBAUGH 6,200.00;

17832 09/02/2020 JEREMY

JOHNSTON 1,800.00; 17833

09/02/2020 DANIEL SEYKORA

2,694.30; 17834 09/15/2020 KAREN

BLACK 40.88; 17835 09/15/2020

DEBORAH GOVEN 2,694.30;

17836 09/15/2020 TERRY JELSING

191.50; 17837 09/15/2020 KHLOE

SOBOLIK 2,694.30; 17950

09/30/2020 KAREN BLACK 26.53;

17951 09/30/2020 CASSIE

DUCHSCHER 2,555.10; 17952

09/30/2020 DEBBIE MATTERN

32.20; 17953 09/30/2020 GAIL

MONSON-RHAM 24.67; 17954

09/30/2020 X BREANNE WELK

2,694.30; 17955 09/30/2020

KIMBERLY WILLIAMS 2,694.30

GENERAL FUND TOTAL

214,998.32

Checking Account ID: 3 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

1358 09/15/2020 KELLY BONN

600.00; 1359 09/15/2020 D & D

ROOFING 51,234.20; 1360

09/15/2020 JOHNSON’S PLUMB-

ING SERVICE INC 937.09; 1361

09/15/2020 RUGBY ELECTRIC

7,062.00; 1362 09/15/2020 SATEL-

LITE SHELTERS, INC –

MPLS/MANDAN 2,585.00; 1363

09/15/2020 GARY DAVID THOMP-

SON 993.00; 1364 09/30/2020

DAKOTA FENCE 4,450.00;

BUILDING FUND TOTAL 67,861.29

Checking Account ID: 5 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount

223 09/10/2020 FOOD SERVICES

OF AMERICA/MINOT 8,260.02; 227

09/07/2020 REVTRACK 163.71;

Checking Account ID: 5 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

12032 09/15/2020 RUSSELL &

NICOLE ANTHONY 50.36; 12033

09/15/2020 LEEVERS FOODS

40.18; 12034 09/15/2020 LEEVERS

FOODS 273.72; 12035 09/15/2020

STEIN’S INC 106.11; 12036

09/15/2020 SUNRISE DELIVERY,

INC 536.40; 12037 09/15/2020 ERIK

& ELAINE SVEET 259.75; 12046

09/30/2020 DEPARTMENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 919.51;

12047 09/30/2020 SHEILA OLSON

17.99; 12048 09/30/2020 STEIN’S

INC 415.80; 12049 09/30/2020

SUNRISE DELIVERY, INC

2,050.00;

FOOD SERVICE TOTAL 13,093.55

Checking Account ID: 6 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount

38122 09/30/2020 DOLLYWOOD

FOUNDATION 208.85;

Checking Account ID: 6 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

41473 09/01/2020 KERRY GRO-

CHOW 140.00; 41474 09/01/2020

JENNIFER RAMSEY 140.00; 41475

09/01/2020 SHERI GEISZLER

48.00; 41476 09/01/2020 KRISTI

TONNESSEN 48.00; 41484

09/03/2020 KASEY OKKE 132.00;

41485 09/03/2020 GARY CEADER-

STROM 525.00; 41486 09/09/2020

KERRY GROCHOW 140.00; 41487

09/09/2020 HEIDI BACKSTROM

140.00; 41488 09/14/2020 SCOTT

GROCHOW 224.00; 41489

09/16/2020 KERRY GROCHOW

140.00; 41490 09/16/2020 HEIDI

BACKSTROM 140.00; 41491

09/16/2020 MIKE ELGIE 525.00;

41492 09/15/2020 BEULAH PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 100.00; 41493

09/15/2020 BSN SPORTS INC

945.00; 41494 09/15/2020 CA-

VALIER PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST

100.00; 41495 09/15/2020

COCA-COLA BOTTLING COM-

PANY HIGH 1,759.50; 41496

09/15/2020 JENNIFER DOCKTER

15.00; 41497 09/15/2020 HARVEY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

100.00; 41498 09/15/2020 QUALITY

MEATS AND SEAFOOD 1,705.21;

41499 09/15/2020 RUGBY

HARDWARE HANK 11.98; 41500

09/15/2020 WADE & ROANNE

THINGVOLD 35.00; 41502

09/17/2020 X KENT BROWN 80.00;

41503 09/22/2020 KERRY GRO-

CHOW 140.00; 41504 09/22/2020

SHERI GEISZLER 140.00; 41505

09/23/2020 FIRST 327.00; 41507

09/24/2020 SHERI GEISZLER

50.00; 41508 09/24/2020 KRISTI

TONNESSEN 50.00; 41509

09/25/2020 KERRY GROCHOW

70.00; 41510 09/26/2020 JENNIFER

RAMSEY 70.00; 41511 09/28/2020

SCOTT GROCHOW 224.00; 41512

09/28/2020 KERRY GROCHOW

140.00; 41513 09/28/2020 JEN-

NIFER RAMSEY 140.00; 41516

09/30/2020 A-1 EVANS SEPTIC

SERVICES 320.00; 41517

09/30/2020 BSN SPORTS INC

10,177.81; 41518 09/30/2020

COCA-COLA BOTTLING COM-

PANY HIGH 83.50; 41519

09/30/2020 RYLEIGH KEATING

50.00; 41520 09/30/2020 KIARA

LARSON 50.00; 41521 09/30/2020

ALLISON SELENSKY 50.00; 41522

09/30/2020 AMBER SELENSKY

50.00;

ACTIVITY FUND TOTAL 19,454.85

TOTAL ALL FUNDS: 315,408.01

Dustin Hager, Chairman

Dawn Hauck, Business Manager

(November 14, 2020)

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

For

RENTAL OF CITY OWNED

AGRICULTURAL LAND

The Rugby City Council will receive

sealed bids at City Hall until 2:00pm,

on November 30, 2020, for the rental

of agricultural land located outside of

Rugby. The following properties will

be available for rental for the 2021

Season.

Please note: This will be a five (5)

year contract.

Parcel # Approximate acreage

1931002 64 crop land

1956001 73 crop land

1995001 20 hay land

The above property will be available

for rent under the terms and condi-

tions set forth in the bid specifica-

tions available at the City Auditor’s

Office at City Hall.

The bid envelope shall be plainly

marked “Land Rental Bid” and shall

contain the parcel number of the

property being bid on. The City

Council of the City of Rugby

reserves the right to reject any or all

bids and to award contracts as it

deems to be in the best interest of

the City of Rug

by. Bidders are invited to be present

at the regular city council meeting on

Monday, December 7, 2020 at

7:30pm in the Council Chambers,

where the bids shall be opened.

For more information, contact Jen-

nifer Stewart, City Auditor, at 223

South Main Avenue, Rugby, North

Dakota, or by phone at

701-776-6181.

(November 7-14, 2020)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

October 6, 2020

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in regular ses-

sion on October 6, 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 Berg and seconded by

Christenson, to approve the consent

agenda. Motion carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to accept the September

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.

Board reviewed Officer fee reports

and hourly workers time sheets.

After reviewing the financial, moved

by Christenson and seconded by

Berg, to accept the financial report

for the month of September. Motion

carried.

The Joint Boards of County Com-

missioners held the annual budget

meeting for Lake Region District

Health Unit, by conference call at

8:30 A.M. Members present were

Benson County, Eddy County, Ram-

sey County and Pierce County. Al-

len McKay, Administrator, Lake Re-

gion District Health, presented the

budget for 2021. The amount re-

quested is based on the taxable

valuation of each county in the dis-

trict. The amount of funding re-

quested for the 2021 budget year is

$146,848.00, for Pierce County. Ter-

ry Hoffert and Mike Christenson

questioned the dollars requested,

because of an error found on the

salary study. Allan McKay, Adminis-

trator, stated that he was using car-

ryover funds for the salaries for the

2021 budget. Upon roll call vote-

Benson, Eddy, Ramsey and Pierce

County Members Christenson and

Brossart vote “AYE”. Members Hof-

fert, Berg and Migler voted “NAY”.

Motion carried.

Josh Siegler, Pierce County Sheriff,

met and gave the board a report for

the month of September, for his

department. Total calls 59; Medical

calls-3; Fire calls-1; Traffic Ac-

cidents-5; Assist Other Agencies-11;

Prisoner Transports-7; Arrests-12;

Citations-21, Papers served-13;

Warrants served-7. Josh Siegler,

Pierce County Sheriff, also informed

the board that Deputy Volk is partici-

pating in a training workshop for two

weeks.

Board recessed to sit on the HACTC

Board.

Mike Graner, Jail Administrator,

HACTC, joined the meeting and

went over the bills for the facility.

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

September. Motion carried.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Hoffert, to approve the finan-

cial report for the month of August,

for the HACTC. Motion carried.

There was a deficit of $17, 488.44,

for the month of August.

Mike gave the board an update on

the inmate population for the month

of September, which was 89. High

93; Low 84. October currently has

91; Bookings 42; Releases 48. Pi-

erce County inmates for September

were 7; 4 in-custody. Personnel

24/24 officers. Miscellaneous- no

updates on COVID 19. Flu shots will

be given by the Public Health Nurse,

to county employees at the HACTC,

on October 15th.

Mike Graner, Jail Administrator,

HACTC, went over two proposals on

technology upgrades that need to be

completed at the HACTC facility.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to approve the bid from

ECI, Fargo, ND in the amount of

$111, 375.00. Mike did inform the

board that he has applied for a

USDA grant, to offset some of this

cost. Motion carried.

Mike also said that the new water

heater is in and that it should be in-

stalled by the end of next week at

the jail facility.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Hoffert, to approve

Treasurer’s checks #6111-6112, in

the amount of $70.00, for the month

of September. Motion carried.

Board reviewed abatement applica-

tion submitted by Gwen Kleespie, for

tax year 2020 (2020-24), on the fol-

lowing described property, as Lots

17 & 18, Block 14, R.O., located in

the City of Rugby. Moved by Hoffert

and seconded by Brossart, to ap-

prove the abatement application for

tax year 2020, as recommended by

the Tax Director, in accordance with

homestead credit. Motion carried.

Board reviewed abatement applica-

tion submitted by Ilene Mattern, for

tax year 2020 (2020-25-26), on the

following described property, as Lot

19 & 8, Blocks 4 & 5, Southview

Estates, and Lot 1, E 15′ Lot 2,

Block 1, Johnson’s 1st Addition, lo-

cated in the City of Rugby. Moved

by Hoffert and seconded by

Christenson, to approve the

pro-rated abatement applications for

tax year 2020, as recommended by

the Tax Director, in accordance with

homestead credit. Motion carried.

Board reviewed abatement applica-

tion submitted by Robyn Mygland,

for tax year 2020 (2020-28), on the

following described property, as

NW1/4, section 33, Township

157-72. Moved by Hoffert and

seconded by Brossart, to approve

the abatement application submitted

by Robyn Mygland, as recommend-

ed by the Township Board, as it

qualifies as a farm exemption. Mo-

tion carried.

Board reviewed abatement applica-

tion submitted by Anthony & Kara

Benson, for tax year 2020 (2020-27),

on the following described property,

as Lot 16, Block 3, Southview

Estates, located in the City of Rug-

by, to lower the true and full value

from 250,577 to 225,593. Moved by

Berg and seconded by Christenson,

to approve the abatement applica-

tion for tax year 2020, to concur with

the City of Rugby and the Tax Direc-

tor. Motion carried.

Kelsey Siegler, Emergency

Manager/Tax Director, met with the

board and went over the updated

draft on Emergency Operations

Plan. After further discussion,

moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Berg, to approve the updated

draft for the Emergency Operations

Plan. Motion carried.

Kelsey also recommended to the

board to rescind their motion on the

burn ban, as it has expired as of Oc-

tober 1, 2020. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Christenson, to rescind

their motion on the burn ban, that

has expired October 1, 2020. Mo-

tion carried.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Berg, to issue a Fire Emer-

gency Declaration and Burn Ban to

include recreational burning,

garbage/pit burning, burning of farm-

land, cropland and/or ditches, and

the use of fire to demolish struc-

tures, when the North Dakota Fire

Danger Index is in the “High, Very

High or Extreme” Index and /or a

“Red Flag Warning” has been issued

for Pierce County. This Fire Emer-

gency Declaration and Burn Ban will

expire on October 31, 2020. Motion

carried.

Board held hearing on the minimum

sale price for real estate acquired

through tax deed action, in accor-

dance with sections 57-28-11. No

written comments were received.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Brossart, to approve the minimum

sale price, as recommended by the

Tax Director, and that the terms of

the sale on November 17, 2020, be

for cash only. Motion carried.

Jessica Tagestad, Wold Engineer-

ing, met with the board and gave

them an update on Road Project SC

3522 (001) Highway 3 East 7 Miles

of Reshaping and Regraveling. Jes-

sica also went over with the board

any upcoming projects that they

would like to submit to NDDOT, for

the 2021 County Federal Aid Pro-

gram. This was tabled until the

board’s November meeting.

Board reviewed correspondence

from Rick Cowan, on a road train pi-

lot project- D3005- that was unani-

mously passed by the Agriculture

and Transportation Interim Commit-

tee. A letter from the board was sent

to Senator Jerry Klein and House of

Representative Jon O Nelson and

Robin Weisz, urging them to NOT

Support D 3005, Road Trains.

Board reviewed correspondence

from Cathy Jelsing, Good Samaritan

Health Services Foundation, re-

questing that the commission sign a

certificate of community support, for

a $50,000 USDA grant application,

that Good Samaritan Health Service

Foundation is applying for, to reno-

vate the facilities main elevator.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Hoffert, authorizing the chairman

and auditor, to sign the certificate of

community support, for a $50,000

USDA Grant for the Heart of Ameri-

ca Medical Center. Motion carried.

Board reviewed a permit application

submitted by Rugby Black Cat Youth

Football, that was approved in Sep-

tember. After review, moved by

Christenson and seconded by Hof-

fert, to designate Rugby Black Cat

Youth Football, as a public-spirited

organization. Motion carried.

Galen J. Mack, States Attorney,

joined the meeting.

As the hour of 11:00 A.M., was past,

the chairman called for the opening

of the propane, diesel fuel and gaso-

line bids. Bids were received from

the following:

Envision- Diesel Fuel- daily price

less $.14

Envision-Propane $1.09/gallon

Envision- Gasoline- Net reduction

from pump price, less $.03 per gal-

lon

Harper, Inc- Premium Diesel &

Gasoline- $.10 discount per gallon

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Brossart, to accept the bid for

Diesel Fuel and Propane from Envi-

sion and Harper, Inc for Gasoline.

Motion carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to rescind the motion

made on September 1, 2020, for

polling location hours be set from

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. at the Pierce

County Courthouse. Motion carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to set the polling location

hours from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 PM, at

the Pierce County Courthouse, for

the upcoming 2020 General Election

only. Motion carried.

Board review letter received from

North Dakota State Fair Association,

requesting the board to appoint

delegates. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Christenson, to appoint

Donald Jelsing and the new NDSU

Extension Agent, with meeting being

held at the FFA Hall of the State Fair

Center, at 1:00 P.M., in Minot, on

November 19, 2020. Motion carried.

Karin Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer,

informed the board that the she ap-

plied for a grant through Center for

Tech and Civic Life, for Election ex-

penses incurred, due to COVID-19.

The county was awarded $5,000 to-

wards the 2020 General Election.

There being no further business to

transact, moved by Berg to adjourn

the meeting at 11: 30 p.m. Second-

ed by Hoffert.

Karin Fursather Auditor-Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(November 14, 2020)

SEPTEMBER EXPENDITURES

Hactc res.fund $1,062.50, Pierce

co.payroll acct. $79,060.30, Pierce

co. treas. $682.51, Baltimore

Co.OCS $833.00,Pro Collect serv.

$256.67,Ndpers $485.62, Northern

Plains Elec. $146.00, Ndtc

$1,757.92, U.S. Post Office

$240.00,J.P.Morgan $4,772.26,Otter

Tail $8,951.95, Ndtc $826.88, Pur-

chase power $255.29, Pierce co.

payroll acct. $35,352.47, Pierce

co.treas. $301.71, Pierce co.payroll

acct. $94,072.54, Pierce co.treas.

$802.85, Aflac $1,393.72, Colonial

life $83.31, Ebix health $94.49, Na-

tionwide $4,194.84, Security benefit

$1,614.15, CDW Government

$4,707.42, Pierce co.treas. $707.80,

Ndpers $25,533.61, BCBS

$76,788.00, Pierce co.payroll acct.

$81,138.07, Pierce co.treas.

$706.31, Pro Collect serv. $89.86,

Baltimore Co. OCS $833.00, Job

serv. of ND $557.49, Hactc

$46,809.01, Brossart, Michael

$500.79, Christenson, Michael

$533.61, Migler, David $452.73,

Mack Law $387.50, Pierce co.treas.

$993.45, Adavanced Business

Methods $405.68, Ndtc $692.62,

Pro I.T. $250.00, Schocks safe &

lock $824.95, Rugby lawn & tree

care $400.00, B & M laundry $76.90,

Steins $58.24, Dakota fire extin-

guishers $229.84, Circle Sanitation

$151.00, Rugby Service $108.33,

Rugby H.Hank $114.29, Johnson

Plumbing $76.00, Walker landscap-

ing $3,150.00, Election systems &

software $123.36, Northern Plains

elec. $144.00, City of Rugby

$606.76, Pierce co.tribune $655.36,

Dakota business solutions $440.00,

Computer express $125.00, Gaffa-

neys $295.50, Quadient finance

$1,500.00, Quadient leasing

$1,035.00, ITD $6,988.15, Brad’s

Auto repair $88.00, Envision

$1,887.73, Post Board $45.00, D &

S motors $110.25, Uniform center

$118.99, Hactc $57.36, Axtman,

Michael $503.00, Wieler, Tanya

$2,000.00, I solved $229.00, ND

State Radio $120.00, Otter tail

$224.61, Envision $3,983.87, RDO

equip. $1,600.00, Praxair $130.71,

Lotvedt lumber $20.00, John Deere

Financial $78.13, Rugby Lumber

$107.00, True north steel $1,353.60,

Newman Signs $286.41, Zeien, Paul

$36.23, RDO Equip. $177,000.00,

Pierce co. treas. $29.99, ITD

$55.50, Ndtc $203.66, Polar comm.

$6.00, Kuntz, Eric $79.12, Susag

Sand & Gravel $14,184.00, Ritter-

man Trucking $2,611.10, Susag

Sand & Gravel $963.90, B & J Exca-

vating $5,510.00, Mikkelson aggre-

gates $403.50, Susag Sand & Grav-

el $50,290.50 Grand total

$760,747.77

(November 14, 2020)

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