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Legal Notices 12-12

By Staff | Dec 12, 2020

AMENDED SUMMONS

CIVIL NUMBER: 35-2019-CV-00002

IN THE STATE OF NORTH

DAKOTA, COUNTY OF PIERCE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT,

NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Wilmington Savings Fund Society

dba Christiana Trust, not individual-

ly, but solely as Trustee for NYMT

Loan Trust I,

Plaintiff,

v.

Carol Bjoraa a/k/a Carol K. Bjoraa

and Palmer Bjoraa and Heirs and

Devisees of the Estate of Palmer

Bjoraa and Capital One Bank (USA),

N.A. and Collection Center, Inc. and

Hospital Services Inc. and North

Dakota Telephone Company and

North Star Community Credit Union,

and any person in possession, and

all persons unknown, claiming any

estate or interest in, or lien or en-

cumbrance upon, the real estate

described in the complaint,

Defendants.

1. To the above mentioned Defen-

dants including all persons unk-

nown, claiming any estate or interest

in, or lien or encumbrance upon, the

real estate described in the com-

plaint.

2. You are hereby summoned to ap-

pear and defend against the Com-

plaint in this action, which has been

filed with the Clerk of Court and is

herewith served upon you, by serv-

ing upon the undersigned a copy of

an Answer or other proper response

within twenty-one (21) days after the

service of this Summons upon you,

exclusive of the day of service. If

you fail to do so, Judgment by de-

fault will be taken against you for the

relief demanded in the Complaint.

The original Complaint is filed with

the Clerk of the District Court in the

County in which this action is com-

menced.

3. This action relates to the foreclo-

sure of a mortgage upon the follow-

ing described real property in the

County of Pierce, State of North

Dakota:

Lot 15 and the East 15 Inches of the

North 50 feet of Lot 14, Block 1,

Sikes Second Addition to the City of

Rugby, Pierce County, North Dako-

ta.

Property Address: 411 2nd Street

Southeast, Rugby, ND 58368

4. The Plaintiff is not seeking a per-

sonal judgment against the

above-named Defendants.

Date: August 10, 2020

/s/ Benjamin J. Mann

Benjamin J. Mann

376 East 400 South, Suite 300

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tel: 801-355-2886

Fax: 801-328-9714

Email: benjamin@hwmlawfirm.com

Bar Number: 08371

HWM: ND10477

(December 12-19-26, 2020)

Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with Chapter 19.40

and 19.42 of the Rugby Municipal

Code, the Planning and Zoning

Commission will hold a public hear-

ing concerning the application for a

variance request filed by Elk Creek

Capital, LLC – Tyler Oliver, Hwy 3

S. Rugby, ND 58368. Description of

the property involved in the variance

request is as follows:

Pierce County Plat #7-78 – S. 200’of

the E. 167.99′ of Lot 1 – Block 3

Variance is requested for the relaxa-

tion of Section 19.32.040, Off Street

Parking & Loading Requirements,

Number Requirements. Current City

Zoning Ordinance requires that for

Commercial and Entertainment

uses, one space per 250 square feet

of gross floor area be provided. The

variance is required due to the exist-

ing utilities confining the buildable

are of the property and reducing the

efficiency of delivery vehicle

maneuvering and the parking stall

layout. Per data obtained it has

been determined by Elk Creek Capi-

tal, LLC that thirty (30) parking stalls

are sufficient to support the busiest

peak hours of business.

The application request is on file and

available for public inspection at the

office of the City Auditor, during nor-

mal business hours. Said hearing to

be held in the City Hall Building,

Council Chamber Meeting Room,

223 South Main Avenue, Rugby,

ND, on Monday, December 14, 2020

at 7:30pm. The public is invited to

attend in person or prepare written

comments to the attention of the City

Auditor’s Office, City Hall Building,

223 South Main Avenue, Rugby, ND

58368.

Dated this 1st day of December

2020

Jennifer Stewart

City Auditor

(December 5-12, 2020)

Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with Chapter

19.42.040 and 19.42.050 of the Rug-

by Municipal Code, the Planning and

Zoning Commission will hold a pub-

lic hearing concerning the applica-

tion for a variance request filed by

Mark Hamilton 1116 South Main

Ave, Rugby, ND, 58368. Description

of the property involved in the vari-

ance request:

School Addition – E 90′ Lots 2-3 –

Block 5

Variance is requested for the relaxa-

tion of Section 19.12.050, Subsec-

tion B, Minimum Yard Require-

ments, Side Yard. Current City Zon-

ing Ordinance requires that a build-

ing or structure shall be a minimum

of five feet from the property line.

The variance is required to allow for

an addition on the north side of ex-

isting garage to enlarge to a

two-stall garage.

The application request is on file and

available for public inspection at the

office of the City Auditor, during nor-

mal business hours. Said hearing to

be held in the City Hall Building,

Council Chamber Meeting Room,

223 South Main Avenue, Rugby,

ND, on Monday, December 14, 2020

at 7:30pm. The public is invited to

attend in person or prepare written

comments to the attention of the City

Auditor’s Office, City Hall Building,

223 South Main Avenue, Rugby, ND

58368.

Dated this 1st day of December

2020.

Jennifer Stewart

City Auditor

(December 5-12, 2020)

Notice of Sale

Please take notice that Rugby #1

Storage will accept silent bids from

9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 6 day of

January, 2021 for the contents of

Rugby’s #1 Storage Units B51, B68,

& C83 leased by Larry Overby

(Deek Rivers) whose last known ad-

dress was Lakeville, MN. Successful

bidders with be notified within 5 day

after the sale ends. The sale will be

at Rugby Hardware Hank, 200 2nd

Street SW, Rugby, ND. The entire

contents of the above units/stall will

be sold as is, where is, with no

guarantees. Pre-inspection of the

above unit/stall will not be allowed.

High bidder to tender CASH at com-

pletion of sale, and must completely

remove all contents of the unit/stall

within one (1) business day of ac-

ceptance of bid.

(December 12-19, 2020)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 35-2020-PR-00015

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF

PIERCE COUNTY, STATE OF

NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of

Joyce Loucks, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the undersigned has been appointed

personal representative of the above

estate. All persons having claims

against the said deceased are re-

quired to present their claims within

three months after the date of the

first publication or mailing of this no-

tice or said claims will be forever

barred. Claims must either be

presented to LaNeta G. Pieterick,

personal representative of the

estate, at c/o Gibbens Law Office,

P.O. Box 708, Cando, ND 58324or

filed with the Court.

Dated this 16th day of November,

2020.

/s/LaNeta G. Pieterick

LaNeta G. Pieterick,

Personal Representative

502 3rd St. SW

Rugby, ND 58368

J. Bruce Gibbens

GIBBENS LAW OFFICE

P.O. Box 708

Cando, ND 58324

Attorney for: Estate

(November 28; December 5-12,

2020)

REGULAR RUGBY CITY

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020

7:30PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AND BY GOTOMEETING

Council Members present: Albrecht,

Lunde, Kraft, Bednarz, Berg,

LaRocque, Longie (by GOTOMEET-

ING) and Trottier. Also present were

Mayor Steinke, City Attorney Hartl

and City Auditor Stewart.

Steinke called the meeting to order

at 7:30 pm.

Council members recited the Pledge

of Allegiance.

Roll call was taken by Steinke.

There was a motion by Albrecht to

approve the agenda as presented.

Second by Albrecht, motion carried.

The council considered the October

5, 2020 meeting minutes. There

was a motion by Kraft to approve the

minutes of the October 5, 2020, reg-

ular council meeting. Second by

Trottier, all voting yes, motion car-

ried.

Bills Paid Since Last Meeting of

10/5/2020 $ 161,405.32

20908 MBF Drain Tile Systems LLC

$2,500.00 20909 Associated Supply

Co $545.56 20910 B & M Laundry

$32.35 20911 Big State Industrial

Supply Inc. $215.40 20912 Conven-

tion & Visitors Bureau $1,683.38

20913 Convention & Visitors Bureau

$4,647.73 20914 David Bednarz

$74.75 20915 Envision $298.37

20916 Jeremiah Farmer $300.00

E-Ck Job Service ND $24.01 20917

John Deere Financial $110.19 E-Ck

J. P. Morgan / P-Card $157.45

20918 Lynae Voeller $360.97 20919

MaxAir LLC / Jemco $707.87 20920

Medico $141.00 20921 ND Dept. of

Health $270.12 20922 ND Telephone Co $871.35 20923 Otter Tail Power

Company $8,296.87 20924 Pierce

County Tribune $466.94 20925 Por-

traits by Misti $120.00 20926 Rugby

Job Authority $23,578.75 20927

State Tax Commissioner $232.10

20928 State Water Commission

$6,867.45 20929 Valli Information

Systems $635.69 20930 Verizon

Wireless $80.02 E-Ck Wex Bank

$522.92 ACH Wells Fargo / Dist.

2013-1 $21,345.00 ACH Payroll

Checks $46,096.88 ACH Social

Security $7,477.06 ACH Social

Security $82.03 ACH Medicare

$1,748.70 ACH Medicare $19.18

ACH Payroll Taxes $5,442.45 ACH

Payroll Taxes $104.36 20931AFLAC $971.77 ACH NDPERS $410.00 ACH NDPERS $7,508.07 ACH San-

ford Health / NDPERS $15,349.92

20932 Elizabeth Heisey $1,108.66

Grand Total All Bills Submitted for

11/2/2020: $334,057.71 20933 3D

Specialties Inc. $2,787.90 20934

ACME Tools $1,174.90 20935 Ad-

vanced Engineering $38,020.76

20936 B & J Excavating Inc.

$171,758.50 20937 Bartsch Electric

LLC $48,000.00 20938 Brad Ra-

domski $700.00 20939 Chamber of

Commerce $70.00 20940 Circle

Sanitation Inc. $33,999.54 20941

Core & Main $933.16 20942 First

District Health Unit $75.00 20943

Glenko Enterprises $1,911.28 20944

Graymont Western Canada Inc.

$5,051.25 20945 H. E. Everson

$114.14 20946 Harper Oil Company

$1,377.75 20947 HAMC $403.49

20948 Integrated Process Solutions

(IPS) $250.00 20949 Jessica Mueller $90.00 20950 Johnson’s Plumbing $239.04 20951 Josey Munson $76.50 20952 MARC $1,087.00 20953 ND One Call Concepts $44.40 20954 Newman Signs $1,252.38 20955 Petty Cash $56.15 20956 Pi-

erce County Auditor $3,412.50

20957 Pomp’s Tire Service Inc.

$9,892.36 20958 Precision Autobody & Glass $80.80 20959 Rebecca Jordan $340.00 20960 Robert Spallinger $1,810.26 20961 Rugby Fire Depart-

ment $2,057.89 20962 Rugby

Hardware Hank $843.44 20963

Rugby Lumber $69.30 20964 Rugby

Service Center $991.25 20965 Rug-

by Veterinary Service $378.60

20966 Sanitation Products $1,902.11 20967 Schaan Oil Co $246.90 20968 Scott Bommersbach $300.00 20969 Snap-On-Tools $44.50 20970 Streichers Inc. $238.57 20971 Team

Laboratory $1,546.50 20972 Verizon

Wireless $429.59

The bills were reviewed by the coun-

cil. Bills were individually reviewed

by Kraft and Bednarz. There was a

motion by Kraft to approve payment

of the bills as presented. Second by

Bednarz, roll call vote, Albrecht-yes,

Lunde-yes, Kraft-yes, Bednarz-yes,

Berg-yes, LaRocque-yes, Longie,

-yes, and Trottier-yes, motion car-

ried.

The financials and budget transfers

and amendments were reviewed by

the council. Stewart presented the

cash report, expenditure report and

revenue report to the Council.

Stewart presented a transfer from

the General Fund to 2010 Hwy &

Streets Fund in the amount of

$25,000. This is due to the de-

crease in Highway Tax Revenue.

Stewart then presented budget

amendments for a total of

$193,589.56 in amendments. There

was a motion by Albrecht to approve

the financials the transfer from the

General Fund to 2010 Hwy &

Streets Fund in the amount of

$25,000 and a total of $193,589.56

in budget amendments as present-

ed. Second by Trottier, roll call

vote, Albrecht-yes, Lunde-yes,

Kraft-yes, Bednarz-yes, Berg-yes,

LaRocque-yes, Longie-yes, and

Trottier-yes, motion carried.

The council considered the October

2020 Municipal Judges Report.

There was a motion by Berg to ap-

prove the October 2020 Municipal

Judges Report. Second by Albrecht,

all voting yes, motion carried.

Eric Christianson, Heart of America

Medical Center CEO, addressed the

council regarding COVID-19, the

community and the hospital and clin-

ic facilities. He read aloud a letter

written by a nurse regarding CO-

VID-19. Christianson explained data

regarding wearing a mask to miti-

gate the spread of COVID-19.

Kraft questioned how Christianson

believes that the Haaland Home,

which had been COVID free, be-

came infected. Dustin Hager,

HAMC PA-C, explained that they

cannot track back specifically how

COVID was brought in to the Haa-

land Home. Employees are out in

the community when not working

and could bring the virus in before

they even have symptoms, which

leads to infection. Hager explained

some of the complications and or-

gan failure they have seen with the

COVID-19 virus.

Kraft questioned the local hospitali-

zation rate. Christianson and Hager

explained that they are averaging

5-8 inpatient patients daily at the

care center. Christianson suggested

that approximately 10% of the local

COVID positives could be hospital-

ized.

Dr. Josalynne Hoff, HAMC physi-

cian, addressed the council. She

gave examples of emergency care

and the need to transport patients

out, but having nowhere to transfer

the patients. They are currently do-

ing what they can to assist patients,

but at some point some patients

need specialized care. Hoff ex-

plained some of the specialties that

HAMC cannot assist.

Christianson explained the hope he

has that COVID positive staff would

be allowed to care for COVID posi-

tive patients. This would help

HAMC retain enough staff to contin-

ue to care for patients; however this

has not been approved by the State

yet.

LaRocque suggested that Chris-

tianson, Hager and Hoff get on the

radio and interview with the local

newspaper to help get information

out on how COVID is affecting our

local area. Lunde commended the

three for the jobs they do and would

like to see a mask mandate in the

city.

The council discussed with Chris-

tianson, Hager and Hoff the virus

and the immunity that you may or

may not have after having it. They

discussed different types of masks

and the effectiveness and ineffec-

tiveness of each.

Munyer explained that the Health

Department wants the Public Works

Department to sample waste water

for COVID sampling. He explained

that when they open the hatch to the

waste water, there are water droplet

clouds. He questioned Christianson

as to the hazard of this to the Public

Works employees. Christianson ex-

plained he does not know what

amount of virus would be in the wa-

ter coming out of the waste water

hatch. He strongly recommended

that Public Works secure proper

PPE before doing this sampling.

Hager questioned what the benefit

of the analysis of the waste water

sampling will yield. He strongly en-

couraged the city to find out what

usable data would be produced by

the sampling. He recommended

that if there is not any beneficial

data, that the city not participate in

the sampling.

Zachary Gasskjolen, Brosz En-

gineering, addressed the council to

update them on the ND DOT Hwy 3

project that will take place in 2021.

This will take place along Hwy 3

from 6th St SW, North under the rail-

road underpass and then west out of

town. Gasskjolen discussed the city

water and sewer lines that will be re-

placed under Hwy 3. The project

will address the storm sewer

drainage. Brosz will be forwarding

right-of-way documents to the city in

the next week or so for considera-

tion. The city will be responsible for

a prorated portion of the storm

sewer.

Jim Olson, AE2S, questioned

Gasskjolen about the 2 1/2 Ave &

6th St Project in conjunction with the

Hwy 3 Project to ensure that both

projects can be complete without

causing interference. Gasskjolen

will be at the December Council

Meeting to answer any questions re-

garding the easement documents he

will be mailing next week.

Olson explained a drawing of the

McGuires area and the utility lines

that will be addressed with the 2 ¢

Ave & 6th St project. Kraft ques-

tioned if water, sewer and storm utili-

ty lines would all be addressed in

this project. Olson acknowledged

that yes all three would be replaced

which would cause the street from

gutter to gutter to be opened and re-

placed. Olson explained that USDA

will only pay for 10′ of the street

above the line replacement. With

three lines being replaced the hope

is that the entire street width will be

covered by the USDA.

Olson explained that the State Re-

volving Loan Funds were applied for

the Drinking Water SRF. He will be

meeting with Public Works and ap-

plying for the Clean Water SRF. He

explained the ranking structure that

the SRF uses to prioritize projects

that cities submit.

Olson explained that he and Greg

Boucher had gone out along the raw

water line, from the wells to the

plant, and popped the manholes and

checked the air valves along the

line. He explained that they found

most of them. They will go back out

to find the missing ones. Olson ex-

plained that the Council, in the fu-

ture, will need to look at how they

want to replace the raw water line.

The current line is asbestos cement

and beginning to fail. Olson provid-

ed the Mayor with a booklet of pho-

tos of the air valves that he and

Boucher inspected.

The council considered the Con-

vention and Visitors Bureau minutes,

financials and budget. There was a

motion by Albrecht to approve the

CVB minutes, financials and budget.

Second by Lunde, all voting yes,

motion carried.

The council considered the JDA

minutes and financials. There was a

motion by Albrecht to approve the

JDA minutes and financials.

Second by Lunde, all voting yes,

motion carried.

Renaissance Zone Committee:

Steinke explained that the commit-

tee has revised the application for

Renaissance Zone. There was a

motion by Kraft to approve the

amended Renaissance Zone Appli-

cation. Second by LaRocque, all

voting yes, motion carried.

Recreation Committee: Bednarz ex-

plained the disappointment of the

drain tile installation. He explained

that on the east side of Diamond 1,

the contractor did not put in pea

rock. He laid the tile in and filled it in

with dirt. The committee talked to

Austin Harles, MBF Drain Tile Sys-

tems and asked him to put the tile in

with pea rock as the estimate had

stated. Harles drafted an email to

ensure that the line he put in without

the pea rock he will stand behind if it

doesn’t work and repair it if we are

not satisfied at no additional cost to

the city. Harles has indicated he will

return in the spring to complete the

restoration of the grounds.

Bednarz also explained that Harles

is renting the city Bobcat, because

he did not have one. NDTC has

contacted the city in regards to their

line being cut by Harles on the ball

diamonds.

Finance Committee: Steinke ex-

plained that the committee has

made a recommendation that the

city cease paying $.50, for each

residential garbage tote, effective

January 1, 2021 and pass that cost

onto the residential customer. Kraft

gave the history of how the $.50 cent

payment per tote, by the city came

about in 2020.

Berg questioned the Circle Sanita-

tion Contract that read that Circle

will provide 10, 30 yard roll offs for

compost. Stewart explained that

last year Circle substituted the 10

roll offs for compost we did not use

for 10 roll offs for City Wide

Clean-up.

There was a motion by Albrecht to

that the city cease paying $.50, for

each residential garbage tote, effec-

tive January 1, 2021 and pass that

cost onto the residential customer.

Second by Lunde, roll call vote, all

voting yes, motion carried.

Ordinance Committee: Chairman

Kraft explained that they had re-

viewed the Ag District Zoning.

Public Works Committee: Steinke

explained that the COVID Waste

Water Sampling that the state has

requested Public Works to complete

is voluntary. There was a motion by

LaRocque to not participate in the

voluntary COVID Waste Water Sam-

pling. Second by Bednarz, all voting

yes, motion carried.

Bednarz explained that the manhole

on 6th Street on the West side of

Main Ave has been repaired. They

are currently looking for dump

trucks, to replace existing trucks that

are in need of retirement.

Bednarz explained that he visited

with Dr. McNeff, Rugby Public

Schools Superintendent, who has

asked the city to remove snow on

3rd Ave SE, the west side of Ely

Elementary. This is the avenue that

was previously vacated and now

owned by the school district. There

was a motion by Trottier to have the

Public Works Department remove

the snow and charge the school dis-

trict for the services, until the school

permanently closes the street.

Second by Lunde, all voting yes,

motion carried.

Steinke explained that Kalia Borgen

has requested that the No Parking

Sign added in front of her home be

moved to allow her one parking

space in front of her home. Her pro-

perty is adjacent to the new alley the

school developed. Munyer and

Chief Rose will evaluate this and

make necessary adjustments.

Public Safety Committee: Chairman

Longie explained they had dis-

cussed the Police Report, conducted

and interview for a Police Officer po-

sition and discussed the traffic and

parking around Ely Elementary.

Building: Bednarz explained that

they are still working on the USDA

application for Armory Renovations.

Land Rental Bids were opened and

reviewed by the Mayor and City At-

torney.

The council held the second reading

of Ordinance 429- General Provi-

sions, adding modular and manufac-

tured homes regulations as to what

zones they will be allowed as well as

shipping containers. There was a

motion by Albrecht to approve the

second reading of Ordinance 429.

Seconded by Lunde, all voting yes,

motion carried.

The second reading of Ordinance

430 – Definitions of Mobile Homes

and or manufactured home as well

as modular homes. There was a

motion by Kraft to approve the

second reading of Ordinance 430-

Definitions. Second by Albrecht, all

voting yes, motion carried.

The council considered Resolution

2020-5 Pierce County Emergency

Operation Plan. There was a motion

by Albrecht to approve Resolution

2020-5 Pierce County Emergency

Operation Plan. Second by Lunde.

Trottier questioned Appendix 4 of

the Emergency Operation Plan, in

regards to mass gatherings. He in-

quired if these requirements align

with the state as well as the EOP

low, moderate and high risks.

Steinke explained that they could be

more restrictive than the state, but

not less restrictive. Trottier wants to

ensure that our EOP and the state

requirements are comparable.

There was a motion by Kraft to table

Resolution 2020-5 Pierce County

Emergency Operation Plan. Second

by Berg, all voting yes, motion car-

ried.

Steinke explained that one bid was

received today, which was not re-

ceived by the October 30 deadline.

There was a motion by Lunde to re-

ject the late bid. Second by Kraft, all

voting yes, motion carried.

Steinke explained that there are two

bids on one of the parcels for the

same dollar amount. Both individu-

als will be given an opportunity to re-

bid the parcel. There was a motion

by Berg to allow the Mayor to award

the high bid, for the rebid of the par-

cel. Second by Lunde, roll call vote,

all voting yes, motion carried.

The council reviewed the high bids

for the balance of the parcels that re-

ceived a bid. There was a motion by

Lunde to accept the high bids on

each parcel. Second by Trottier, roll

call vote, all voting yes, motion car-

ried.

Steinke explained that two parcels

were not bid on. There was a mo-

tion by Lunde to put the two parcels

out for bids. Second by Kraft, all

voting yes, motion carried.

The council reviewed Resolution

2020-6 Face Covering Encourage-

ment- COVID-19. Trottier ques-

tioned where Pierce County stood

on this topic. Steinke explained that

they have been very quiet. Trottier

feels that the word “encouragement”

does not give decisive direction re-

garding mask usage. He feels that

the key word is “mandate”. Lunde

believes that a mandate is neces-

sary. Bednarz also voiced his agree-

ment, after hearing from the HAMC

staff, that a mandate for masks is

necessary.

Steinke read aloud the portion of the

resolution that listed an expiration of

the resolution after 60 days.

LaRocque, Bednarz, Trottier and

Lunde agreed that the word

“encouragement” be removed from

the document and replaced with the

word “mandate”.

The council discussed many

scenarios of businesses and indivi-

duals wearing or not wearing a mask

around the community. Berg ex-

plained that the council does not tell

business’s who they can and cannot

allow in their business. Hartl ex-

plained that a fine cannot be as-

sessed, with a mask mandate,

without a judicial remedy. The coun-

cil may mandate masks but cannot

enforce it. Hartl suggested that the

word “encourage” may be less

threatening than the word “man-

date”.

The council continued to discuss

“encouragement” and “mandate”.

They suggested other words instead

of “encouragement”. Trottier ex-

plained that the council does not

even social distance. Longie, who

was in attendance by GOTOMEET-

ING, explained he was social dis-

tancing. Kraft explained that all of

the council was given that choice.

Bednarz feels that after listening to

HAMC a mandate is necessary.

Lunde believes that a mandate

needs to be done this evening. Lon-

gie does not like the word mandate

and believes that it will not work.

LaRocque believes that a mask

mandate will help the local health

care facility and workers. There was

a motion by Lunde to approve the

resolution presented with the substi-

tution of the word mandate, instead

of encouragement. Second by Bed-

narz. Trottier explained that his job

is to represent the public health and

those responsible for it. He believes

that the council approving a man-

date is what the council can do to

help combat COVID in the commun-

ity.

Hartl asked for clarification on the

verbiage of the motion. The word

encouragement would be replaced

with the word mandate, per the mo-

tion.

Berg explained that any words on

the resolution do not make a differ-

ence. People have their opinions

and those opinions will not change

this evening. He recommended

that they vote on it and move on.

Steinke took a roll call vote, Al-

brecht- no, Lunde -yes, Kraft-no,

Bednarz-yes, Berg-no, LaRocque-

yes, Longie-no, Trottier-yes, tie vote,

Steinke acknowledged she is sup-

portive of mask wearing and voted

yes to break the tie, motion carried.

They discussed the effective date of

the Mask Mandate. The language in

the resolution reads that the man-

date begins immediately and is ef-

fective for 60 days.

Chief Rose explained that when his

officers are interacting with individu-

als in the community they do their

best to wear masks. Boucher ex-

plained when they enter a home,

they wear a mask.

The council considered the land to

put out for bids as well as the two

parcels that did not receive bids for

tonight’s bid opening. There was a

motion by Kraft to put the three par-

cels out for bids. Second by Al-

brecht, all voting yes, motion carried.

The council considered the call for

fuel bids. There was a motion by Al-

brecht to put the call for fuel bids

out. Second by Longie, all voting

yes, motion carried.

Hartl explained the three applica-

tions for Local Permits. They are all

in order for approval. The three Lo-

cal Permit Applications are for Little

Flower School PTO, Geographical

Center Historical Society for two

separate raffles. There was a mo-

tion by Albrecht to approve the three

Local Permit applications. Second

by Lunde, all voting yes, motion car-

ried.

Steinke reviewed the special meet-

ings and reminders.

There being no further business to

transact or come before the Council

at this time, there was a motion by

Albrecht to adjourn the Council

Meeting. Second by Bednarz all

voting yes, motion carried. Meeting

adjourned at 10:32p.m.

Susan Steinke, Mayor

ATTEST: Jennifer Stewart, City Au-

ditor

APPROVED: December 7, 2020

(December 12, 2020)

Wolford City Council Meeting

The Wolford City Council met on

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at

7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Wolf

and Council Members Beck, Slau-

baugh, and Walsh. Deb read the

October minutes and the Oct. and

Nov. Financial Statements. Both

were approved as read after a mo-

tion by Slaubaugh and second by

Beck.

OLD BUSINESS: 1. The extra

YIELD signs for town are here. 2.

Discussion was held concerning the

water bill for the town skating rink

and electricity for the warming

house.

NEW BUSINESS: 1. Payment of

the monthly bills was approved after

a motion by Walsh and second by

Slaubaugh (Waste Management

597.70, 597.70; Otter Tail 203.41,

178.56; Pierce County Tribune

25.16, 20.72; Pierce County for

YIELD signs 169.26).

Slaubaugh motioned to adjourn

w/Walsh seconding. Motion carried.

NEXT MEETING: January 6, 2021

at 7:00 p.m.

(December 12, 2020)

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