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Legal Notices 7-17

By Staff | Jul 17, 2021

Balta City Council Meeting

July 12, 2021

The 7:30 pm meeting was called to

order by Mayor Jundt. Present were

Councilmen Hallof and Rennock.

Hallof made a motion to approve the

minutes as read. Rennock second-

ed the motion. Rennock made a

motion to approve the treasurers re-

port as read. Hallof seconded the

motion.

Old Business: The second gar-

bage and sewer bills have been sent

out to the Balta residents.

New Business: Discussion was

held regarding the dumpster located

by the railroad tracks, other people

from outside the Balta community

have been dumping their garbage in

the city dumpster. Rennock made a

motion to install a camera over the

dumpster. Hallof seconded the

motion. If this does not stop the

traffic a fence will be put up around

the dumpster with a gate to be

locked up and residents will receive

a key for the dumpster. The board

approved paying the bills; Northern

Plains $360.84, League of Cities

$221.00,Circle Sanitation $548.00,

Board members wages $5040.00,

and James Rennock $160.00. No

other business before the board

Rennock made a motion to adjourn

the meeting. Hallof seconded the

motion.

Elaine Schaan, City Auditor

(July 17, 2021)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF

TAX LIEN

I, Karin Fursather, county auditor, of

Pierce County, North Dakota, give

notice that the real estate hereinafter

described has a lien for delinquent

taxes against it for the year 2018

and unless the tax and special as-

sessments, with interest, penalties,

and cost of foreclosure action are

paid, on or before October first after

the date of this notice, the real

estate will become the absolute pro-

perty in fee of this county, subject to

the lien for installments of special

assessments certified or to be certi-

fied to the county auditor or which

may become due subsequent to the

time of service of this notice, and the

former owner, mortgages, lienhold-

ers, and other interested persons

therein will be forever foreclosed

and barred from asserting any furth-

er rights to the real estate. The fol-

lowing is a list of the real estate on

which the tax lien will be foreclosed

on October first. Opposite each

description of the real estate ap-

pears any street address of the pro-

perty, the name of the owner of the

record title, and the amount that

must be paid to satisfy the tax lien.

Property Number/Owner

Property Address

Legal Description

05255-000 Jeanette Beaulne

Orrin Village

Orrin Lots 3-4, Blk. 9

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$238.00

09268-000

JDM Development Group, LLC

132 Main S.

City of Rugby

R.O. Lots 6-7, Blk. 6

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$4681.09

09305-000 Kevin Houim

211 3rd St. SE

City of Rugby

R.O. E15′ of S125′ Lt. 13 & S125′ Lt.

14, Blk. 9

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$590.62

09306-000 Kevin Houim

City of Rugby

R.O. Lt. 15 less W20′ of N25′ to Dr.

Lunde, Blk. 9

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$257.20

09633-000 Kevin Houim

519 4th St. SW

City of Rugby

Rugby Sub Div#2 Lot 4, Block 1

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$1210.62

08401-000 Dakotan Group LLC

419 2nd St. SW

City of Rugby

Comstocks 1st Add Lots 10-11, Blk.

3

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$322.21

10761-000 The Dakotan Group LLC

105 2nd St. NW

City of Rugby

Whites 2nd Lots 35-40 & W10′

vac.alley, Blk. 7

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$443.48

09092-000 Alice D. Shively

602 3rd St. SW

City of Rugby

Lockwoods Add. Lot 12, Blk 3

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$992.43

33067-000 Jacob & Kerry Schaan

204 2nd Ave. SE

Balta Village Lots 3 & 4 Block 8

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$532.98

33027-000 Thomas O. McMahan

204 Main St. N

Balta Village Lots 14 thru 16, Blk. 2

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$115.39

33028-000 Thomas O. McMahan

202 Main St. N

Balta Village Lots 17 thru 19, Blk. 2

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$622.39

53098-000 Peter & Martha Huester

3rd Ave

Wolford Viallage Lots 12, Block 18

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$54.90

10363-000 Richard Oksendahl &

Travis Oksendahl

317 4th St. SE

City of Rugby Sikes 2nd Lot 19,

Block 4

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$656.88

10364-000 Richard Oksendahl

319 4th St. SE

City of Rugby Sikes 2nd Lot 20,

Block 4

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$1075.63

53059 Margaret Ongstad

104 3rd Ave

Wolford Village Lots 16 thru 20, Blk.

9

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$64.36

53081-000 Margaret Ongstad

3rd Ave.

Wolford Village Lots 1 thru 4, Blk. 14

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$73.84

06120-000 Raymond Tollerud

Hagel Township 151-72 Sec. 33

SE1/4 & that part of S/2NE1/4 Lying

S of GN Rt/W

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$575.45

38058-000 A.J. Wiltjer

Main St.

Barton Village Barton Village Origi-

nal Lot 8, Block 9

Amount Necessary to Redeem

$67.22

Given pursuant to authority of law

this 2nd day of July, 2021.

Submitted by Karin Fursather

Pierce County Auditor-Treasurer

(July 17, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 35-2021-PR-00011

IN DISTRICT COURT, PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of

Rodney Leon Olson, 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 required to present their claims

within three months after the date of

the first publication of this Notice or

said claims will be forever barred.

Claims must either be presented to

Tamie Dunn, Personal Representa-

tive of the Estate of Rodney Leon

Olson, c/o Olson & Burns P.C., P.O.

Box 1180, Minot, ND 58702-1180,

or filed with the Court.

Dated this 3rd day of June, 2021.

/s/Tamie Dunn

Tamie Dunn

Richard P. Olson (ID# 03183)

OLSON & BURNS P.C.

P. O. Box 1180

Minot, North Dakota 58702-1180

701-839-1740

rpolson@minotlaw.com

Attorneys for Personal Representa-

tive

(July 3-10-17, 2021)

REGULAR RUGBY CITY

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021- 7:30PM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AND BY GOTOMEETING

Council Members present: Albrecht,

Lunde, Kraft, Bednarz, Berg,

LaRocque and Trottier. Also

present were Mayor Steinke, City At-

torney Hartl, Jim Olson, AE2S and

City Auditor Stewart.

Mayor Steinke called the meeting to

order at 7:32 pm. Council members

recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll call was taken by Steinke.

There was an addition of Oath of Of-

fice for the JDA Executive Director

and Ward 4 Vacancy Nomination.

There was a motion by LaRocque to

approve the agenda as amended.

Second by Lunde, all voting yes,

motion carried. The council con-

sidered the May 3, 2021, meeting

minutes. There was a motion by Al-

brecht to approve the minutes of the

May 3, 2021, regular council meet-

ing. Second by Kraft, all voting yes,

motion carried.

Bills Paid Since Last Meeting of

5/03/2021: $168,103.96

21428 B & J Excavating $560.00;

21429 B & M Laundry $182.19;

21430 Convention & Visitors Bureau

$838.60; 21431 Convention & Visi-

tors Bureau $3,943.06; 21432

Dakota Communications $1,301.75;

21433 Envision $142.62; 21434 G &

P Commercial Sales $186.96;

21435 Hawkins Inc. $4,312.01;

21436 Home of Economy $468.49;

21437 HR Collaborative $100.00;

21438 Jeremiah Farmer $100.00;

21439 John Deere Financial $9.75;

e-ck JP Morgan $831.63; 21440

Lathem Time Company $666.00;

21441 Lynae D. Voeller $100.00;

21442 Merchants Bank $9,500.00;

21443 Mouse River Journal $66.00;

21444 NAPA $34.64; 21445 ND One

Call Concepts, Inc. $36.00; 21446

ND Peace Officers Association

$40.00; 21447 ND Surplus Property

$115.00;21448 NDTC $671.09;

21449 Northern Plains Electric Coop

$2,810.15; 21450 Northside Lounge

$69.81; 21451 Otter Tail Power

Company $9,855.36; 21452 Pierce

County Tribune $968.46; 21453

Radisson Hotel Bismarck $172.80;

21454 Rugby Auto Connection

$97.31; 21456 Rugby Greenhouse $57.00; 21457 Rugby Job Authority $15,975.16; 21458 Rugby Welding &

Machine $2,124.37; 21459 Team

Laboratory Chemical $6,550.00;

21460 The Computer Store

$8,302.00; 21461 Turtle Mountain

Babe Ruth League $250.00; 21462

U-Line $32.10; 21463 Uniform

Center $100.99; 21464 Valli Infor-

mation Systems $629.32; e-ck Wex

Bank $986.17; ACH Payroll Checks

$52,162.80; Social Security

$8,210.08; Medicare Taxes

$1,920.10; Payroll Taxes $5,089.84;

21465 AFLAC $971.77; ACH

NDPERS $825.00; ACH NDPERS

$8,920.30; ACH Sanford Health /

NDPERS $16,817.28; Bills Submit-

ted for payment 06/07/2021:

ACH ND Public Finance $50,491.67;

21466 3rd Street Station $46.87;

21467 ACME Tools $437.99; 21468

Advanced Engineering Inc

$161,413.21; 21469 American

Welding & Gas $2,194.07; 21470

Andrew Hallof $150.00; 21471 Ap-

plied Concepts Inc $305.00; 21472 B

& J Excavating $3,420.00; 21473

Bonnie Berginski $145.60; 21474

Brad Radomski $700.00; 21475

Candy Munyer $150.00; 21476

Circle Sanitation $21,025.08; 21477

Core & Main LP $3,342.89; 21478

Dale Klein $150.00; 21479 David

Kerlin $1,720.00; 21480 Drive

Chevrolet Buick Rugby $137.88;

21481 First District Health Unit

$165.00; 21482 H. E. Everson Co

$27.41; 21483 Hawkins $948.68;

21484 Home of Economy $41.21;

21485 Ironhide Equipment

$3,000.00; 21486 Jeffrey Berdahl

$150.00; 21487 Jennifer Stewart

$150.00; 21488 John Deere Finan-

cial $65.25; 21489 Johnson’s

Plumbing $2,379.04; 21490 Ken

Bergeron $9.28; 21491 LaserZip

$48.50; 21492 Leevers Foods

$214.09; 21493 Lynae Voeller

$125.00; 21494 M. J. McGuire Co

$124.96; 21495 MARC $116.93;

21496 Medico $188.00; 21497 ND

Association of Counties $40.00;

21498 ND One Call Concepts

$31.20; 21499 ND Telephone Co

$729.28; 21500 Northern Plains

Electric Coop $3,781.39; 21501

Northern States Supply Inc $39.28;

21502 Petty Cash $148.45; 21503

Pierce County Auditor $3,412.50;

21504 Pierce County Tribune

$1,126.24; 21505 Pipe Detectives

$18,351.40; 21506 Rebecca Jordan $170.00; 21507 Robert Spallinger $1,580.00; 21508 Rugby Broadcas-

ters Inc / KZZJ $550.00; 21509

Rugby Farmers Union Elevator

$9.00; 21510 Rugby Greenhouse $264.97; 21511 Rugby Hardware

Hank $1,186.68; 21512 Rugby

Lumber $293.25; 21513 Rugby

Service Center $934.26; 21514

Sanitation Products $499.99; 21515

Staples Credit Union $740.58;

21516 Team Laboratory $1,593.50;

21517 Verizon Wireless $548.84

The bills were reviewed by the coun-

cil. Bills were individually reviewed

by Albrecht and Lunde. There was

a motion by Albrecht to approve

payment of the bills as presented.

Second by Lunde, roll call vote, all

voting yes, motion carried. Stewart

explained the budget amendments

for the bond refinance of the Chal-

mers Bonds. This is budget amend-

ment 139. The council also con-

sidered amendment 140 for the

Snow Removal Fund. There was a

motion by Trottier to approve the

financials as presented and budget

amendments 139 and 140. Second

by Lunde, roll call vote, all voting

yes, motion carried. The council

considered the May 2021 Municipal

Court Report. There was a motion

by Albrecht to approve the May

2021 Municipal Court Report.

Second by Lunde, all voting yes,

motion carried. Laurie Odden, Con-

vention and Visitors Bureau Execu-

tive Director, addressed the council

regarding the planters with flowers

that will be hung. She explained

that the flag hangers on the light

poles are in the way of the flower

pots, so the pots will need to be tak-

en down when the flags go up on

the light poles. Odden explained

that she has an extension for a hose

to clean rain gutters, to water the

flower pots. She asked if the

banners that she had discovered,

promoting shopping downtown Rug-

by, could be hung along Hwy 3 or if

the council had concerns about do-

ing this? There was a motion by

Bednarz to allow Odden to hang the

banners on the city light poles.

Second by LaRocque, all voting yes,

motion carried. Odden explained

that the July 4th parade will take

place at 1:00pm. The Chamber will

be hosting their annual softball tour-

nament July 10 and 11th. There

was a motion by Albrecht to approve

the CVB minutes and financials.

Second by LaRocque, all voting yes,

motion carried. Steinke swore in Karl

Frigaard, JDA Executive Director.

The council reviewed the JDA

minutes and financials. There was a

motion by Albrecht to approve the

JDA minutes and financials.

Second by Kraft, all voting yes, mo-

tion carried. Recreation Committee:

Chairman Berg explained that regis-

tration for the summer programs had

occurred in May. The pool and re-

creation programs are all going on

now. Finance Committee: Chairman

Kraft explained that they discussed

a Purchasing Policy and the possi-

bility of changing out the downtown

light poles to LED. Otter Tail had

approached the committee about

taking over the city owned light

poles. Ordinance Committee:

Chairman Kraft explained that they

discussed a Purchasing Policy. Pub-

lic Works: Chairman Bednarz ex-

plained that they had been sweeping

and painting the streets, along with

other items. Building: Chairman

Berg explained that they had dis-

cussed roof repairs for City Hall and

the Armory. Jim Olson, City En-

gineer, addressed the council re-

garding task order #6, for the swim-

ming pool repairs and ventilation.

He explained that the bid opening for

the swimming pool project will be

June 24 at 2:00pm. Olson explained

that the CDBG Souris Basin applica-

tion for the Armory re-window pro-

ject will be submitted before the

deadline of June 26. The project to-

tal applied for is $97,000 and the

City portion is $29,000. He has two

quotes for the Armory roof. He re-

ceived them from A & R Roofing and

TECTA America. He has asked

TECTA America for clarification on

their estimate. Olson asked the

council to budget for the Armory roof

for 2022. The committee will dis-

cuss this at their June meeting. The

Armory roof appears to be original

and City Hall was redone around

2014. Olson explained the leak in

the sewer line from the Council

Chamber toilet down to the rescue

bay and basement. He presented

an estimate from Johnson’s Plumb-

ing Service for $2,650 to make the

repairs. Klemetsrud Plumbing, from

Devils Lake, gave him an estimate

of $5,200. There was a motion by

Bednarz to hire Johnson’s Plumbing

to repair the sewer line for $2,650.

Second by Trottier, roll call vote, all

voting yes, motion carried. Olson ex-

plained that he has been reviewing

the televised footage from the

Northwest Quadrant of town that

Pipe Detectives had done the end of

April, first part of May. According to

Olson, 9,050 lineal feet were telev-

ised. He explained the roots and

soot in the lines as well as the condi-

tion of the lines to the council. He

discussed the plan to repair the sec-

tion of sewer line that is across the

ball diamonds and has a fence pole

though the sewer main. This will be

repaired by the Street and Sewer

employees in the near future. Olson

presented an estimate from Pipe

Detectives to televise the balance of

the north end of town in the amount

of $59,221. Bednarz questioned

what the plan is to repair the first

part, of town, that has been telev-

ised. Steinke suggested that the Fi-

nance Committee should review

this, since this is not part of the 2021

budget. Kraft questioned what prob-

lems the city is having with block-

ages in these areas. Munyer ex-

plained that they don’t necessarily

have a large amount of blockages,

but when they jet the lines, the roots,

collapsed lines, etc. cause prob-

lems. The water plant computer up-

grade is in the works. Olson is wait-

ing for ship date of the new comput-

ers from Integrated Process Solu-

tions. The application for State Wa-

ter Commission funds for the re-

placement of the cement asbestos

water line from the wells to the water

treatment plant will be submitted.

The State Water Commission, if the

application is approved, is a 60%

grant towards the entire project.

They meet in August to review appli-

cations. The tube sttlers at the water

treatment plant will need to be re-

placed. Greg Boucher, who is the

plant manager, had looked into re-

placing the tube settlers with plate

settlers. Olson informed the council

that the square footage of the water

plant is not large enough to install

plate settlers. He has obtained esti-

mates from Suez, for new tube

settlers, to allow the council to budg-

et for this upgrade. Olson explained

that the Hwy 3, DOT, project will be

done in 2022. The council has been

looking at the cost to replace the

sewer lines from the north Cenex

building, west out of Rugby along

Hwy 3. Olson recommended that if

the council is going to replace this

line in the near future that it be done

before the Hwy 3 project is com-

plete, to save the city money when it

comes to the street repairs. If the

city does the project after the Hwy 3

project, the cost of the street repairs

will be the cities. The estimated cost

of the project, for the city, is

$1,700,000. Olson has spoken to

Gary Kirchofner regarding his re-

quest to install 400 feet of sewer

line, west of Rugby Homes. Kir-

chofner would like to know if the city

will install the sewer line and special

assess the properties adjacent to

the installation, or if he can install

this himself. The Public Works com-

mittee and Finance Committees will

need to discuss this. Neil Lotvedt,

former council member and city

resident, explained that when the

expansion of Gooseneck Equipment

occurred, Gooseneck paid to have

the sewer lines brought out to their

property. There was a motion by

Bednarz to have Gary Kirchofner

have his 400 feet of sewer line and

pay for it himself, following the city

specifications. Second by Trottier,

all voting yes, motion carried.

Maurus Brossart, city resident, ad-

dressed the council to inquire if the

weeds on the Chalmers Addition lots

had been sprayed. Frigaard ex-

plained that the grass was mowed

first, now they are waiting for the

new growth and will spray then.

Berg addressed the council regard-

ing the Recreation Manager salary.

They did not have any applicants for

the Recreation Director. Initially the

committee had made the decision to

pay the Recreation Manager both

salaries, and then decided to speak

to the entire council and obtain more

opinions about what the Recreation

Manager should be paid. Kraft ex-

plained that the Recreation Manager

position had been created to have

adult supervision to provide direction

to the Recreation Director and en-

sure work was being done. Bednarz

explained that the work he has seen

going on at the ball diamonds, with

the condition of the fields, he be-

lieves things are being taken care of

this year. He would like to see a

salary of $1,750 per month. Dave

Schneibel, Recreation Manager, ad-

dressed the council regarding the

two position’s job descriptions. He

explained that the Recreation

Manager has very little to do with the

day to day operations of the base-

ball program. He explained that

currently the Director duties are tak-

ing up 90% of his time. Bednarz

asked Schneibel what he felt would

be a fair salary. He explained he

was satisfied with what the commit-

tee had originally decided and was

not happy to receive the email that

had withdrawn the decision of the

committee to pay him $2,350 per

month. Berg asked Schneibel if

there was anyone working down

there that he could promote to Re-

creation Director? Schneibel ex-

plained that the oldest employee is

his son, which he cannot promote

and be his supervisor based on city

policy. The others have not been

there long enough and are not old

enough to have a supervisor role.

Steinke explained that this year,

especially, there are extra things to

do. The drain tile installation last fall

had left a lot of grounds mainte-

nance for the employees to take

care of this summer. There was a

motion by Albrecht to pay both

salaries and pay $2,350 per month

to the Recreation Manager. Second

by Bednarz, roll call vote,

Albrecht-yes, Lunde-yes, Kraft-no,

Bednarz-yes, Berg-no,

LaRocque-no, Trottier-no, motion

failed. Kraft and Berg both agreed

there should be a compromise.

Schneibel explained that when he

received the email, that the commit-

tee had second thoughts about the

salary, he offered to sit down and

discuss it with the committee. The

only person that had contacted him

was Bednarz. Kraft expressed that

$1,100 is not enough to take care of

everything down at the ball dia-

monds. There was a motion by

Bednarz to pay the Recreation

Manager $1,850 per month.

LaRocque expressed he wanted to

discuss this. Trottier questioned

Schneibel as to him covering 90% of

the Recreation Director’s job duties

currently. Schneibel explained that

about 10% of both job descriptions

overlap. Trottier asked if these jobs

can be combined. Kraft believes

they can be, with an adult in the po-

sition. Kraft also explained that the

Recreation Manager starts working

on pieces of the program as early as

February each year. LaRocque

questioned the years of experience

that the current employees have.

Schneibel explained that he has one

that has been there for three years

and two that have two years of ex-

perience and the balance are new.

Kraft questioned how many hours

Schneibel is putting in each week.

He estimated that he put in approxi-

mately 60 hours last week. The Re-

creation Manager in the past did not

coach and Schneibel is coaching

this year. LaRocque recommended

a one-time bump of $1,000. Bed-

narz explained that is not accept-

able. Bednarz had tried to set up a

meeting, prior to tonight, and no one

responded to his email. Kraft ques-

tioned how many months the salary

is paid? When the $1,100 salary

was determined, it was for April

through September. Steinke called

for a second to Bednarz previous

motion. It was seconded by Trottier.

Steinke asked if Schneibel would

accept a salary of $1,850. He ex-

plained he would like to see $2,000.

Steinke called for a roll call vote,

Albrecht-no, Lunde-no, Kraft-no,

Bednarz-no, Berg-yes,

LaRocque-yes, Trottier-yes, motion

failed. There was a motion by Kraft

to pay the Recreation Manager

$2,000 per month for 6 months, for

the 2021 season. Second by Bed-

narz, roll call vote, Albrecht-yes,

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

Berg-yes, LaRocque-no, Trottier-no,

motion carried. Berg explained that

the job descriptions will need to be

reviewed and rewritten by the com-

mittee for the 2022 season.

Schneibel explained his interest in

helping the recreation committee

rewrite the job description for the

next season. The council reviewed a

bid from Dave’s Carpentry Service

to construct two dugouts on Dia-

mond 3. There was a motion by

Berg to accept the bid received from

Dave’s Carpentry Service to con-

struct two dugouts on Diamond 3.

Second by Bednarz, roll call vote, all

voting yes, motion carried. Hartl ex-

plained that the Rugby Eagles is ap-

plying for a Beer License Application

and a Special Event Permit to serve

beer at the Pierce County Fair. Or-

dinance stipulates that a qualified

vendor, applying for a Special Event

Permit, must have a city beer

license to apply and be granted a

special event permit to serve beer.

Hartl recommended that the city

beer license application be con-

sidered prior to the special event

permit. There was a motion by Al-

brecht to approve the city beer

license for the Rugby Eagles. Paul

Niemi, Rugby Eagle’s member, ad-

dressed the council regarding the re-

quirement to obtain a city beer

license to be granted a special event

permit. He asked that the council al-

low the Rugby Eagles to obtain the

special event permit, without obtain-

ing a city beer license. Steve Arnold,

Past Rugby Eagle’s President, also

addressed the council. He ex-

plained the history of the Rugby Ea-

gles serving alcoholic beverages at

the Pierce County Fair. He also ex-

plained the many ways the Rugby

Eagles donates to the community.

He requested that the council forego

the requirement to obtain a city beer

license, for the Rugby Eagles, and

be allowed a special event permit for

the cost of $25. Hartl explained that

the ordinance does not allow for an

exception to the ordinance.

LaRocque asked if the city beer

license could be pro-rated. Hartl will

need to review the current beer ordi-

nance and see if a pro-ration is al-

lowed. Berg seconded the motion,

all voting yes, motion carried. The

council considered the special event

permit for the Rugby Eagles. There

was a motion by Kraft to approve the

special event permit for the Rugby

Eagles. Second by Bednarz, all vot-

ing yes, motion carried. The council

considered Gaming Authorizations

for the Rugby Jaycee’s at IC Dub-

bles and 3rd Street Station. Hartl

acknowledged the applications are

in order for approval. There was a

motion by Albrecht to approve the

Gaming Authorizations for the Rug-

by Jaycee’s. Second by Berg, all

voting yes, motion carried. The

council considered a purchasing pol-

icy written by the Finance and Ordi-

nance Committees. Kraft and Al-

brecht both acknowledged that they

support the policy. There was a mo-

tion by Trottier to approve the pur-

chasing policy. Second by Lunde,

all voting yes, motion carried. Eric

Christianson, HAMC CEO, ad-

dressed the council with an update

on the new hospital project. Kraft

asked Christianson to explain why a

new building is feasible versus an

old hospital. Christianson explained

the reasons why this is. Trottier ex-

plained that he feels that it is impor-

tant that Christianson give the Coun-

cil a report each month to keep them

in the loop. Eventually the hospital

will need to connect to city utilities

when they do build. Trottier nominat-

ed Maurus Brossart to fill the vacan-

cy of Ward 4 council member.

Steinke called for any additional

nominations. There were none.

Berg seconded the nomination of

Maurus Brossart, all voting yes, mo-

tion carried. Steinke administered

the oath of office to Maurus Bros-

sart. There being no further busi-

ness to transact or come before the

Council at this time, there was a mo-

tion by Albrecht to adjourn the Coun-

cil Meeting. Second by Bednarz, all

voting yes, motion carried. Meeting

adjourned at 9:21p.m.

Susan Steinke, Mayor

ATTEST: Jennifer Stewart,

City Auditor

APPROVED: July 6, 2021

(July 17, 2021)

SPECIAL RUGBY CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021-

12:00PM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AND BY GOTOMEETING

Council Members present: Albrecht,

Bednarz, LaRocque, Berg, Kraft (by

GOTOMEETING), Lunde (by

GOTOMEETING) and Trottier. Also

present were Mayor Steinke, Jim Ol-

son, AE2S and Deputy Auditor

Munyer. Absent was Trottier.

Mayor Steinke called the meeting to

order at 12:00pm. Council members

recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll call was taken by Steinke.

Steinke explained that Kelsey

Siegler, Pierce County Emergency

Manager, contacted her and ex-

plained the county could amend

their current Fire Emergency and

Burn Ban Declaration. This amend-

ment would allow the cities, within

Pierce County, to adopt their own

Fire Emergency and Burn Ban De-

claration. Steinke clarified that the

city can be more restrictive than the

state or county, but not less restric-

tive. The council will need to deter-

mine what Fire Index Rating levels

they wish to have in a declaration.

Brossart clarified that the city can

approve their own Burn Ban, howev-

er the county will need to amend

their current burn ban to allow the ci-

ties to issue their own ban.

LaRocque and Brossart discussed

the different type of fire index rat-

ings. Berg explained that Chief of

Police John Rose had concerns that

they will receive a number of calls

about the fire index each day. He

explained that he has received a

number of these calls already re-

garding the use of fire pits. The

council discussed the many ways

that a burn ban could be worded and

restricted. There was a motion by

Brossart to follow the county burn

ban template with the removal of the

high and very high fire index ratings.

Second by Bednarz, all voting yes,

motion carried. Kraft joined the

meeting. Rose will put public safety

announcements regarding the fire

danger. There being no further busi-

ness to transact or come before the

Council at this time, there was a mo-

tion by Berg to adjourn the Council

Meeting. Second by LaRocque, all

voting yes, motion carried. Meeting

adjourned at 12:11p.m.

Susan Steinke, Mayor

ATTEST: Jennifer Stewart,

City Auditor

APPROVED: July 6, 2021

(July 17, 2021)

WOLFORD CITY COUNCIL

MEETING

The Wolford City Council met on

Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 7:00

p.m. Present were Mayor Wolf and

Council Members Beck, Slaubaugh

and Walsh. Deb read the June

minutes and Financial Statement.

All were approved as read after a

motion by Beck and second by Slau-

baugh.

OLD BUSINESS: The preliminary

city budget for 2022 was mailed to

the county auditor. The public hear-

ing for the property tax levy will be

October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Wolford

Fire Hall.

NEW BUSINESS: 1. Payment of

the monthly bills was approved after

a motion by Slaubaugh and second

by Walsh (Waste Management

615.62; Otter Tail Power Co. 200.19;

Wolford Fire Dept. 200.00). 2. Re-

viewed the charges for mowing

Osy’s Park and the Hepting property

as well as some other properties in

town. Walsh motioned to adjourn

w/Slaubaugh seconding. Motion car-

ried.

NEXT MEETING: August 4, 2021,

at 7 p.m.

(July 17, 2021)

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