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Legal Notices 8-7

By Staff | Aug 7, 2021

JUNE EXPENDITURES

Ndpers $478.11,HACTC Res.fund

$904.00, City of Rugby $2,039.44,

Purchase power $208.99, NDTC

$2,404.20, Heart of Amer.Ag.serv.

$57,863.00, Northern Plains Elec.

$148.00, Pierce Co.Payroll acct.

$80,012.11, Pierce co. treas.

$661.47, Baltimore Co. OCS

$833.00, J.P.Morgan $2,212.49,

Otter Tail $8,833.61, Pierce

co.payroll acct. $91,985.36, Pierce

co. treas. $815.48, Security Benefit

$1,644.26, Nationwide $4,220.56,

AFLAC $1,468.04, Colonial Life

$51.75, Ebix Health $68.45, Nation-

wide $40.00, Davis,Joel $24.85,

UPS $23.74, Ndpers $25,187.48, Pi-

erce Co.Payroll Acct. $36,857.38,

Pierce co.treas. $319.32, Otter tail

$236.89, NDPHIT $69,076.21,

Ndpers $466.75, HACTC

$56,448.01, City of Rugby

$2,084.22, Christenson, Mike

$103.60, Migler,David $266.56, Mar-

quart, Atty. Andrew $333.00, Stuts-

man Co. Auditor $114.00, NDAA

Ins. Serv. $990.00 ,Mack Law

$410.05, Mack, Galen J. $252.00,

Siegler,Kelsey $254.24, Pierce

co.treas. $101.62, Advanced Busi-

ness Methods $202.84, Pro I.T.

$125.00, Bottineau Co.Auditor

$27.33, B & M laundry $81.76, Otis

Elevator $1,836.72, Fursather,Karin

$104.50, Johnson Plumbing

$315.25, Rugby H. Hank $34.97,

Circle Sanitation $156.00, Northern

Plains Elec. $147.00, City of Rugby

$710.95, Pierce Co.Tribune

$542.54, Bottineau Courant $52.50,

Mouse River Journal $69.30,

Gaffaneys $295.50, Vanguard Ap-

praisals $650.00, Computer Store

$170.00, Clute Office $141.15,

Office Depot $193.38, Staples

$259.99, Miron, Lori $255.09,

Quadient Finance $500.00,

Quadient Leasing $1,035.00, ITD

$3,464.66, Rugby Ins. $9,978.00,

Brad’s Towing&Auto $117.00, Rug-

by Service $1,160.16, Envision

$354.09, CDW Government

$2,403.36, Uniform Center

$1,346.99, Rugby Broadcasters

$76.00, HACTC $7,643.95, Red-

wood Toxicology Lab $7.88, Hager,

Dustin $75.00, Siegler,Kelsey

$67.20, NDEMA $50.00, Axtman,

Michael $268.00, Balta Wildlife Club

$555.11, Wex $24.75, Village Fami-

ly Service $1,560.00, I Solved

$240.35, Fritel, Karin $43.00, ND

Assoc.of Counties $66.00, Dept. of

Trans.$1,392.94, Susag Sand &

Gravel $1,036.00, Envision

$8,175.13, RDO $3,463.51, Dakota

Fire Extinguishers $113.59, Home of

Economy $26.99, Praxair $136.41,

Rugby H.Hank $63.26, Newman

Signs $4,369.41, Pierce co. treas.

$5.65, Lysne,Daren $20.72, Zacher,

James $80.00, Klebe, Brenden

$67.20, Heart of Amer.Ag Serv.

$1,797.00, Herald-Press $99.40,

Rugby Broadcasters $100.00, ITD

$56.92, NDTC $203.66, Susag Sand

&Gravel $3,616.10, Ritterman

Trucking $75,529.20, Pierce

co.treas. $403.96

Grand Total $588,607.56

(August 7, 2021)

NOTICE OF MEETING & PUBLIC

HEARING

A meeting of the Pierce County

Planning and Zoning Board and

Public hearing will be held on Au-

gust 19th, 2021 @ 9:00 AM in the

basement of the Pierce County

Courthouse or telephonically by cal-

ling United States (Toll Free): 1 866

899 4679 Access Code:

651-332-389. The Public Hearing

will be in regards to a Conditional

Use Permit requested for an Aircraft

Detection Lighting System Tower lo-

cated in the NW1/4 of Section

21-158-72. Tower will be of lattice

construction and approximately 180′

tall, surrounded by a chain-link

fence. System is required by the

FAA and will be used to detect air-

crafts around the wind farm.

(August 7-14, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 35-2021-PR-00013

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF

PIERCE COUNTY, STATE OF

NORTH DAKOTA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE

OF BARBARA J. LARSON,

DECEASED.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the undersigned has been appointed

personal representative of the above

estate. All persons having claims

against the above named decedent

are required to present their claims

within three months after the date of

the first publication or mailing of this

notice or said claims will be forever

barred. Claims must be presented to

either Gene Larson, 4827 59th st

NE, York ND 58386 or filed with the

clerk of the district court.

Dated this 14th day of July, 2021.

/s/Gene Larson

Gene Larson

Personal Representative

/s/Galen J. Mack, Esquire

Mack Law Offices, P.C.

120 2nd St. SE

PO Box 196

Rugby ND 58368

Attorney for Personal Representa-

tive

(July 31; August 7-14, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

July 6, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in regular ses-

sion on July 6, 2021. 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

Christenson and seconded by Bros-

sart, to approve the consent agenda.

Motion carried. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Hoffert, to accept the

June minutes as mailed. Motion

carried. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Hoffert, to approve

those bills previously paid and those

yet unpaid were ordered paid. Mo-

tion carried. Board reviewed Officer

fee reports and hourly workers time

sheets. Moved by Berg and second-

ed by Brossart, to accept the finan-

cial report for the month of June.

Motion carried. Moved by Hoffert

and seconded by Christenson, to

approve Treasurer’s checks

#6171-6175, in the amount of

$194.61, for the month of June. Mo-

tion carried. Josh Siegler, Pierce

County Sheriff, met and gave the

board a report for the month of June,

for his department. Total calls 56;

Medical calls-none; Fire calls-5;

Traffic Accidents-3; Assist Other

Agencies-13; Prisoner Transports-2;

Arrests-6; Citations-8; Papers

served-18; Warrants served-4.

Board recessed to sit on the HACTC

Board. Mike Graner, Jail Administra-

tor, HACTC, went over the bills.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Christenson, to approve those bills

previously paid and those yet unpaid

were ordered paid, for the month of

June, for the HACTC. Motion car-

ried. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Hoffert, to approve the

financial report for the month of

June, for the HACTC. Motion car-

ried. Mike Graner, Jail Administrator,

HACTC, gave the board an update

on the inmate population for the

month of June, which was 93. High

100. July currently has 94. Book-

ings 33; Releases-39. Pierce County

inmates for June was 6. Mike went

over the profit and loss for the

HACTC. There was a profit of

$35,148.69, for the month of May.

Personnel 23/24 officer positions

filled. Two interviews were complet-

ed. Three staff employees are on

leave. Miscellaneous- PREA audit is

scheduled for July 22 and 23rd. This

audit is completed every three

years. Mike Graner, Jail Adminis-

trator, informed the board that their

server needs to be replaced. Moved

by Hoffert and seconded by Bros-

sart, to purchase a new server from

the Computer Store, in the amount

of $9,578.00. Motion carried. Board

reconvened at 9:00 A.M., with all

members present. Kelsey Sielger,

Tax Director, met with the board on

three parcels owned by Jerry &

Kathie Rocheleau, located in Spring

Lake Township. Kelsey recommend-

ed to the board to reduce two par-

cels by 40% and one parcel by 10%,

as a ravine runs through and no ac-

cess to their land. Moved by

Christenson and seconded by Bros-

sart, on the recommendation of the

Tax Director, to reduce two parcels

at 40% and one parcel at 10%. Mo-

tion carried. Board reviewed abate-

ment application submitted by Ken &

Denise Koble, on the following

described property: SE1/4SW1/4,

W1/2SE1/4, less .74 A #17 Section

6, to lower the true and full value

from 50,066 to 41,536; N1/2SE1/4,

NE1/4NW1/4, Section 7, to lower the

true and full value from 89,769 to

86,472; S1/2SE1/4 section 7, to

lower the true and full value from

57,841 to 55,128; E1/2SW1/4,

S1/2SW1/4SW1/4, less R/W Section

8, to lower the true and full value

from 57,631 to 55,904; W1/2NW1/4,

less R/W Section 17, to lower the

true and full value from 55,513 to

53,733; E1/2NE1/4 Section 18, to

lower the true and full value from

48,633 to 41,597, all located in

Township 158 North, Range 71

West, Pierce County, North Dakota.

After review, moved by Brossart and

seconded by Berg, to lower the true

and full value on the applications

submitted by Ken & Denise Koble,

as recommended by the Tax Direc-

tor, as inundated acres. Motion car-

ried. Board reviewed bill submitted

by Balta Wildlife Club, for electrical

hookups. This bill was an additional

$555.11, from previous quote, that

was submitted in November, 2020.

After review, moved by Christenson

and seconded by Brossart, to pay

the additional $555.11, out of the

County Park Fund. Motion carried.

Kyle Patterson, Vision Zero, met

and introduced himself to the board.

He is the outreach coordinator for

sixteen counties and he works out of

the Ward County Highway Depart-

ment. His goal is to visit with high

school students on distracted driv-

ing, farm safety and etc. He would

like to see zero fatalities on the

roads. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Hoffert, to establish the

American Rescue Plan Fund and to

deposit the payments from the U.S.

Treasury, for this relief, into this

fund, and all the activity of the Amer-

ican Rescue Plan, until December

31, 2026, at which time all funds are

to be expended. This would not be

a part of the General Fund. Motion

carried. Auditor-Treasurer, Fursath-

er, brought to the board’s attention,

that the President of the United

States has declared June 19

(Juneteeth) as a holiday. Moved by

Christenson and seconded by Bros-

sart, to add Juneteeth as a holiday,

in the Pierce County Employee

Manual. Motion carried.

Auditor-Treasurer, Fursather,

presented the Pledge of Assets from

Merchants Bank, Bremer Bank,

Ramsey Bank and First International

Bank & Trust. Reviewed the bank

balances as of June 30, 2021.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Brossart, to approve the Pledge of

Assets, as presented. Motion car-

ried. Ted Keller, General Roofing &

Construction, presented several pic-

tures of the dome of the courthouse,

that needs repairs, because of leak-

ing. Ted stated he would have a pro-

posal for the board at their August

meeting, of the estimated costs of

repairing the dome, which could be

done in three phases. Ted Keller,

also presented a proposal for repair-

ing the foundation and front steps of

the courthouse. Board recessed at

10:45 A.M., to sit on the County

Park Board. Board reconvened at

11:10 A.M, with all members

present. After further discussion on

the repairs to the foundation and

front steps of the courthouse, moved

by Berg and seconded by Brossart,

to do the repairs to the foundation of

the courthouse and north steps.

Motion carried. Brenden Klebe,

NDSU Extension, met and gave the

board an update on the Pierce

County Fair 4-H Program activities,

that were held during the fair. Bren-

den said that he would be taking

some of the 4-H Projects to Minot for

the State Fair. He also said that they

are starting to work on a horse show

for next year’s Pierce County Fair.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to re-appoint the following

on the Pierce County Weed Board:

Aaron Bryn, Todd Lysne and Mark

Koenig. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed a contract with Computer Ex-

press for IT support. After further

discussion, moved by Hoffert and

seconded by Brossart, to sign a con-

tract with Computer Express, for IT

support. Motion carried. Moved by

Hoffert and seconded by Christen-

son, to re-appoint James Zacher, as

a member of the County Park Board.

Motion carried. Brief discussion

held on the applicants for the Com-

munity Service Coordinator position.

Berg will contact McHenry and Bot-

tineau Counties, as to when the in-

terviews will be done and who will

be helping with the interview pro-

cess. There being no further busi-

ness, moved by Berg to adjourn the

meeting at 12:30 P.M. Seconded by

Hoffert. Motion carried.

Karin Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(August 7, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

July 19, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in special ses-

sion on July 19, 2021. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

7:30 A.M., with members Christen-

son, Brossart, Hoffert and Berg

present. Susan Sitter, Pierce Coun-

ty Tribune, was also present. Berg

informed the board on a conference

call, that was held with Otis Elevator

that some of the requests on the

proposal are not required, as the

form is a standard form used for

everyone. Moved by Christenson

and seconded by Berg, to sign the

contract with Otis Elevator to up-

grade the elevator. Berg also in-

formed the board that the yearly

contract will be cut in half, once the

elevator upgrade is completed. This

process will take approximately

twelve (12) weeks to complete.

Board reviewed departmental budg-

ets and any correspondence re-

ceived from department heads. Mike

Graner, Jail Administrator, joined the

meeting and went over his depart-

mental budget and presented to the

board four (4) different projections,

that have an estimated shortfall of

approximately $300,000. Allen

McKay, LRDH Administrator, and

Samantha Wentz, Pierce County

Public Nurse, joined the meeting. Al-

len went over the proposed 2022

budget for his department. A joint

meeting on the 2022 budget will be

held in October. There being no

further business, moved by Berg to

adjourn the meeting at 11:30 A.M.

Seconded by Brossart.

Karin Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(August 7, 2021)

Public Notice Regarding Vehicle

and Heating Fuel Vendor

Registration For Rugby Public

School District #5

Vendors who intend to be con-

sidered for the provision of vehicle

and/or heating fuel to the Rugby

Public School District for the

2021/22 school year must register.

To register with the district for the

sale and/or transportation of gaso-

line, diesel fuel, #2 heating oil, pro-

pane, coal, or other fuels, vendors

must submit in writing:

1.A request to be registered as a

vendor.

2.List the types of fuel for which the

vendor is registering.

3.A current price quote (optional).

Only vendors officially registered

with the district will be notified when

seeking fuel price quotes. Registra-

tion letters should be sent to: Dawn

Hauck, Business Manager, Rugby

Public School District #5, 1123

South Main Ave, Rugby, ND 58368.

Dated at Rugby, North Dakota this

27th day of July, 2021.

Dawn Hauck

Business Manager

Rugby Public School District #5

(August 7, 2021)

REGULAR RUGBY CITY

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021- 7:30PM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AND BY GOTOMEETING

Council Members present: Lunde,

Kraft, Bednarz, Berg, LaRocque,

Brossart and Trottier. Also present

were Mayor Steinke, City Attorney

Hartl, Jim Olson, AE2S and City Au-

ditor Stewart. Mayor 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 an addition of the Shively

house to unfinished business and

fire pits were removed from the

agenda. There was a motion by

Berg to approve the agenda as

amended. Second by Brossart, all

voting yes, motion carried. The

council considered the June 7, 2021,

meeting minutes. There was a mo-

tion by Kraft to approve the minutes

of the June 7, 2021, regular council

meeting. Second by Bednarz, all

voting yes, motion carried. The

council considered the June 24,

2021 special meeting minutes.

There was a motion by LaRocque to

approve the minutes of the June 24,

2021 special council meeting.

Second by Berg, all voting yes, mo-

tion carried.

Bills Paid Since Last Meeting of

6/7/2021: $159,162.71

21518 Applied Concepts Inc.

$383.25; 21519 B & M Laundry Ser-

vice $222.12; 21520 C & H Repair

$125.00; 21521 Community Service

Program $6,000.00; 21522 Conven-

tion & Visitors Bureau $11.27; 2152

Convention & Visitors Bureau

$1,259.09; 21524 Dakota Fence

Company $1,846.80; 21525 David

Bednarz $72.80; 21526 Envision

$280.95; 21527 First District Health

Unit $75.00; 21528 G & P Com-

mercial Sales Inc. $39.64; 21529

Heart of America Library $5,873.16;

21530 JS Wholesale & Vending

$805.35; e-ck JP Morgan Chase

Bank / P-Card $738.30; 21531 NAPA

$95.69; 21532 ND Dept. of Health /

Chemistry $37.08; 21533 ND Dept.

of Environmental Quality $20.00;

21534 ND Envelope Company

$189.85; 21535 ND Sewage Pump &

Lift Station $108.51; 21536 Nicole

McIvor $1,375.00 ; 21537 Otter Tail

Power Company $12,972.84; 21538

Pierce County Tribune $48.00;

21539 Rugby Farmers Union Eleva-

tor $16.00; 21540 Rugby Job Au-

thority $15,624.42; 21541 Rugby

Park District $1,066.00; 21542

Share Corporation $168.94; 21543

Valli Information Systems $633.23;

e-ck Wex Bank $1,102.68; 21544

ND Dept. of Environmental Quality

$5.00; ACH Payroll Checks

$101,640.95; ACH Social Security

$15,387.62; ACH Medicare Taxes

$3,598.72; ACH Payroll Taxes

$8,548.67; 21545 AFLAC $971.77;

ACH NDPERS $825.00; ACH

NDPERS $9,220.34; ACH Sanford

Health / NDPERS $16,841.02;

21546 State Tax Commissioner

$2,128.62.

Bills Submitted for payment

7/6/2021: $105,211.18

21547 Aqua Pure Inc. $2,125.00;

21548 Austin Schneibel $140.00;

21549 Bartsch Electric LLC

$12,089.99; 21550 Bonnie Berginski

$256.97; 21551 Brad Radomski

$700.00; 21552 BSN Sports

$1,965.22; 21553 Circle Sanitation

$20,340.00; 21554 Core & Main LP

$1,346.20; 21555 Devan Michels

$200.00; 21556 Ethan Brandt

$72.80; 21557 FLR Sanders

$4,128.00; 21558 G & P Commer-

cial Sales $249.28; 21559 Graymont

Western Canada $5,105.06; 21560

H. E. Everson $67.26; 21561 Home

of Economy $237.21; 21562 I Desig

$145.00; 21563 Integrated Process

Solutions $5,739.21; 21564 Jacob

Ripplinger $25.00; 21565 Jeremy

Johnston $100.00; 21566 John

Deere Financial $216.42; 21567

Johnson’s Plumbing $498.74; 21568

LaserZip $55.00; 21569 Leevers

Foods $869.07; 21570 Lexipol LLC

$3,054.00; 21571 Light and Siren

$5,724.84; 21572 Macen Heisler

$25.00; 21573 Merchants Bank

$114.68; 21574 ND One Call $35.45

21575 North Central Printing

$115.00; 21576 Northern Plains

Electric Coop $4,242.02; 21577

Northern States Supply $81.92;

21578 Petty Cash $64.35; 21579

Pierce County Auditor $3,412.50;

21580 Rebecca Jordan $170.00;

21581 Rick Larson $7,860.00;

21582 Robert Spallinger $1,435.00;

21583 Rugby Eagles $50.00; 21584

Rugby Hardware Hank $3,632.60;

21585 Rugby Insurance Agency

$7,353.00; 21586 Rugby Lumber

$574.53; 1587 Rugby Service Center

$1,467.94; 21588 Rugby Veterinary

Service $122.00; 21589 Sanitation

Products Inc. $113.38; 21590

Staples Credit Plan $130.42; 21591

State Water Commission $8,051.55;

21592 Verizon Wireless $549.99;

21593 Zep Sales & Service $159.58

The bills were reviewed by the coun-

cil. Bills were individually reviewed

by Kraft and Bednarz. There was a

motion by Bednarz to approve pay-

ment of the bills as presented.

Second by Kraft, roll call vote, all

voting yes, motion carried. The

council reviewed the financial re-

ports presented. Brossart ques-

tioned the negative available ap-

propriation listed on the Expenditure

Budget vs. Actual Report. Stewart

explained that this was due to the

purchase of two dump trucks earlier

in the year and a budget amend-

ment would be made in the future to

reflect the purchase. Brossart ques-

tioned if the JDA wages included the

fringe benefits for the position.

Stewart explained that the wages

and benefits are reflected in the

financial report. Trottier requested to

see the JDA Director’s contract.

Steinke does not believe a contract

was signed as he is an employee.

Stewart explained that the JDA

Director is an employee, not a con-

tract worker. Trottier requested

salary and benefit information for the

JDA Director. Stewart will provide

this after the meeting to Trottier.

Brossart questioned when the 2015

GO Fire Bonds are due to be paid

off. Kraft believes that it will be paid

off in 2025. Stewart will email the

bond schedule to Brossart. There

was a motion by Trottier to approve

the financial reports as presented.

Second by Brossart, roll call vote, all

voting yes, motion carried. The

council considered the June 2021

Municipal Court Report. There was

a motion by Berg to approve the

June 2021 Municipal Court Report.

Second by Trottier, all voting yes,

motion carried. Steinke explained

that the Convention and Visitors

Bureau had not met since the last

meeting. They will be having their

annual softball tournament July 9-10

and Crazy Days will be held July 15.

The council reviewed the JDA

minutes and financials. There was a

motion by Kraft to approve the JDA

minutes and financials. Second by

Bednarz, all voting yes, motion car-

ried. Recreation Committee: Bed-

narz explained that the hole in the

recreation road needs to be filled in

by Munyer prior to the weekend soft-

ball tournament. He requested

Munyer blade the recreation road as

well. The work on Diamond 3 du-

gouts is still in progress. Public

Works: Chairman Bednarz explained

they have been painting the streets,

repaired a fan at the pool for ventila-

tion, tabled the Cenex West project,

and opened bids for new windows

and ventilation at the pool. The

committee determined that manual

open windows would be utilized.

Bednarz would like to discuss going

out for bids as soon as possible for

the 21/2 Ave Project. Jim Olson,

AE2S, addressed the council re-

garding 21/2 Ave. He explained that

the council needed to determine if

they should go to bid now or wait un-

til September. He explained that the

USDA contract needs to have a few

items in place prior to the city going

out for bids. The estimated time

frame is 30-45 days before the

USDA gives the city the go ahead to

go out to bids for the project. Bed-

narz would like to see the project go

to bid as soon as possible. They

continued to discuss the availability

of contractors and pipe prices. Ol-

son requested that the council let

him watch the pipe market and have

the letter of conditions from the

USDA complete in the next 30 days

and see where they are at. Brossart

questioned how the city will pay for

their share of the project. Stewart

explained that $300,000 will need to

be paid with cash on hand. She ex-

plained that the water fund reserves

could be utilized or the Municipal In-

frastructure Fund, aka Prairie Dog

Funds, could be utilized to pay the

$300,000. The decision will be up to

council. She explained that the city

will need to obtain a loan for the

$4,934,000. Bednarz agrees that 30

days is acceptable to wait before go-

ing out for bid. Olson estimated the

project to begin April 2022. The

council agreed that waiting 30 days

is acceptable before going out for

bids. Olson explained that the

transmission line from the wells to

the plant project is now number 6 on

the State Water Commission list of

projects. He explained that July 8

he will meet with the SWC regarding

the project. The SWC is a grant that

would cover 60% of the project.

They do not offer funding for loans.

Olson explained that because the

city’s current transmission line is as-

bestos cement it is important to run

a new transmission line in the future.

Kraft questioned how the city

moved from number 13 on the State

Water Commission’s list to number

6. Olson explained that they look at

the asbestos cement pipe, that it is

the major transmission line from the

wells to the plant and the repairs to

the main that we have had to make.

They also look at catastrophic cir-

cumstances and the jeopardy to get

water to the residents of Rugby and

the surrounding area. Kraft ques-

tioned what would move Rugby back

down the list if we don’t do the pro-

ject when it is available. Olson said

that the project would stay on the list

and could be revised. Kraft ques-

tioned Boucher if the water transmis-

sion line has failed anyplace except

under water. Boucher explained that

they have had one break that was

not under water. Bednarz had spo-

ken to the contractor who repaired

the last major water line break and

he explained that the asbestos ce-

ment pipe joints are leaking water

along the line. This is due to the

age of the pipe. Olson will update

the council once the State Water

Commission makes a decision.

Neil Lotvedt, former council member

and city resident, questioned if Ol-

son had spoken to All Seasons Rur-

al Water. Olson has not; he is

awaiting a response from the State

Water Commission. At that point he

will contact All Seasons. Kraft ex-

pressed the need to prioritize the in-

frastructure projects and determine

what the city can afford. Olson

asked the council to consider a pro-

posal by Pipe Detectives to continue

to televise the sewer lines in Qua-

drant 1, at the cost of $59,221. He

explained the importance of having

this completed to better determine

where the future infrastructure

repairs and replacements are neces-

sary. Bednarz explained that this

work will include flushing the lines

and removing debris and tree roots

from the lines. Kraft explained that

he has heard for years how bad the

sewer lines in town are. He is not in

favor of replacing all the sewer lines

if they are in good shape. The

televising helps determine what

needs to be repaired or replaced.

Steinke explained the question this

evening is to determine if the city

should move forward with televising

the balance of Quadrant 1, with Pipe

Detectives, in the amount of

$59,221. Bednarz explained that the

purpose of televising the sewer lines

was to get an idea of what shape the

sewer lines are in. The city did not

have any immediate plans to replace

or repair lines. The lines that have

been televised do show that some of

the lines are in need of repair or re-

placement. Kraft asked if the

televising that has been done tells

us exactly where the breaks and col-

lapses in the lines are. Olson ex-

plained that they have exact loca-

tions of these problems. There was

a motion by Bednarz to accept Pipe

Detectives estimate for televising the

balance of Quadrant 1 in the amount

of $59,221. Second by LaRocque,

roll call vote, Kraft-yes, Bednarz-yes,

Berg-yes, LaRocque-yes,

Brossart-no, Trottier-yes, motion

carried. Olson explained that the

CDBG Application was applied for

with Souris Basin Planning Commis-

sion. They will meet August 11 to

score applications. The swimming

pool re-window project had gone out

to bid and since then the Building

Committee discussed installing

manual windows instead of operable

sashes. This brings the cost to

$182,000. This project includes win-

dows, new fans and new garage

doors. Brossart asked if the building

purlins on the wall are being re-

placed in this project. Olson ex-

plained that those are not in this pro-

ject. Olson refers to these as wall

girts, not purlins. Bednarz explained

that the girts do need to be replaced,

in a second project. He explained

the need for the current proposed

project to remedy the humidity is-

sues before they replace the roof on

the pool again. Brossart explained

that he and Joel Berg had met with

Bonnie Berginski and she would like

to see the walk-out door on the

south side of the pool stay put.

8:39pm Matt Lunde joined the meet-

ing. Kraft questioned if the wall girts

at the pool created a structural prob-

lem. Lotvedt explained that wall

girts are a secondary structural item.

He stressed the necessity of replac-

ing the girts in a timely manner.

Kraft questioned how many girts are

on each wall. Lotvedt explained that

there are two on each wall. The

council discussed the possibility of

installing two overhead doors, in-

stead of three and leaving the

walk-out door on the south side.

They feel that the cost of the third

overhead door will offset the cost to

install two new girts. Kraft ques-

tioned if the girts are bolted on to the

wall. He asked if the city employees

could install the girts. The council

agreed it would be best to have the

contractor make this repair.Olson

will send out the condition assess-

ment that was done prior, for the

swimming pool to the council. The

council directed Olson to exclude

the third overhead door and replace

the girts. Brossart explained that the

southeast corner of the pool wall

needs to be repaired. He had Kim-

ball Masonry take a look at the ce-

ment blocks. This is a repair that

needs to be made once the rain

gutters are no longer blocked or re-

placed. Hartl questioned if two

garage doors are enough for in-

creased ventilation or if the three

doors are necessary. Steinke

stressed that new fans will be in-

stalled and will help with ventilation.

Lotvedt believes that there are

enough cubic feet, with the addition

of the second garage door, to take

care of the ventilation issues. Trot-

tier questioned if there are safety

compliance standards for indoor

swimming pools and where does our

building fit into that. Olson ex-

plained that these items are ad-

dressed in the conditions assess-

ment. Trottier is wondering what is

next for the pool to get the structure

updated. Steinke explained that the

building committee chose a project

that would fit within the funds that

have been set aside to make

repairs. Brossart explained that the

cement blocks in the corner of the

building does not hold the steel pool

structure up. The loose cement

blocks could fall at some point and

should someone be near they could

be harmed. It is important to repair

the cement block wall, but does not

compromise the structure. Lotvedt

explained that the city switched to

gas chlorine which creates less cor-

rosion than the powder or liquid

chlorine. Olson explained the propo-

sals for roof repairs for the Armory

and City Hall. TECTA America es-

timate for the Armory $190,000,

swimming pool $110,000, City Hall

repairs $3,052. They would give a

$6,000 discount if they were doing

both the Armory and pool roofs.

Jessen Roofing estimate for the Ar-

mory $199,500 with the City Hall

repairs included. They have not

submitted an estimate for the swim-

ming pool roof. A & R Roofing Ar-

mory- $159,850, swimming pool

$98,750 and City Hall repairs would

be less than $5,000. Olson does

want to wait to decide on these pro-

posals until Jessen Roofing submits

an estimate for the pool roof. The

roof estimates will be reviewed at

the July Buildings Committee meet-

ing. The Water Plant computer up-

grade project is still waiting on an

estimated ship date for the comput-

ers. The council received and con-

sidered bids for equipment that had

been put out to bid. The first item

was the 1989 Freightliner. Bids re-

ceived from Mark Pfau $5,000, Rick

Larson $2,500, Jeremy Wentz

$2,100, Roger Tank $3,550 and

Dale Klein $3,580 were opened and

considered. There was a motion by

Bednarz to accept the high bid from

Mark Pfau for $5,000. Second by

Brossart, roll call vote, all voting yes,

motion carried. The council opened

and considered bids for the 1988

GMC. Bids received from Mark

Pfau $3,500, Rick Larson $2,600,

Jeremy Wentz $1,750, Roger Tank

$500, Dale Klein and Jeff Bromley

$2,610. There was a motion by

Bednarz to accept the high bid from

Mark Pfau for $3,500. Second by

Berg, roll call vote, all voting yes,

motion carried. The council opened

and considered bids for the LECO

fogger. Bids received from Mark

Pfau $100, Rick Larson $280,

Jeremy Wentz $100.01 and Duane

Drader $329. There was a motion

by Brossart to accept the high bid re-

ceived from Duane Drader for $329.

Second by Trottier, roll call vote, all

voting yes, motion carried. The

council opened and considered bids

for the JD 1445 Mower. Bids re-

ceived from Mark Pfau $3,750, Troy

Munyer $526, Rick Larson $2,500,

Jeremy Wentz $1,850, Maurus Hole

Jr $1,825, and Dale Klein $2,930.

There was a motion by Bednarz to

accept the high bid from Mark Pfau

for $3,750. Second by LaRocque,

roll call vote, all voting yes, motion

carried. The council opened and

considered bids for the John Deere

60 inch broom. Bids received from

Mark Pfau $250, Troy Munyer $210,

Dale Klein $365 and Rick Larson

$325. There was a motion by Kraft

to accept the high bid from Dale

Klein for $365. Second by

LaRocque, roll call vote, all voting

yes, motion carried. Kraft explained

that he has received complaints

about the state of the Shively home,

which was destroyed by fire in April

2020. Hartl explained that

correspondence had been sent in

June and July of 2020 to the family

to clean up the property. The family

did not clean up the property by the

end of 2020. Hartl had sent

correspondence to the family in ear-

ly 2021 to clean up the property by

July 1, 2021. He does not believe

progress has been made. He ex-

plained that the next step for the city

would be to proceed in District Court

with condemnation procedures.

There was a motion by Berg to

move forward with condemnation

procedures with the Shively house

located just north of Ellery Park.

Second by Trottier, all voting yes,

motion carried. The council reviewed

and considered Jacqueline

Albrecht’s resignation from Ward 1,

effective June 30, 2021. There was

a motion by Berg to accept Jacque-

line Albrecht’s resignation from

Ward 1. Second by Brossart, all vot-

ing yes, motion carried. The council

reviewed and considered the Com-

mittee Appointments. There was a

motion by Brossart to accept the

Committee Appointments as

presented. Second by Bednarz, all

voting yes, motion carried. The

council reviewed and considered the

Joint Powers Agreement for board-

ing city inmates. The effective rate

for 1/1/2022-12/31/2023 is $79.50.

There was a motion by Kraft to ap-

prove the Joint Powers Agreement

for boarding city inmates. Second

by Bednarz, roll call vote, all voting

yes, motion carried. Hartl explained

that the Rugby Sports Boosters Lo-

cal Permit application was in order

for approval. There was a motion by

Kraft to approve the Rugby Sports

Boosters Local Permit application.

Second by Berg, all voting yes, mo-

tion carried. The next council meet-

ing is scheduled for August 2, 2021

at 7:30p.m. There being no further

business to transact or come before

the Council at this time, there was a

motion by Berg to adjourn the Coun-

cil Meeting. Second by Brossart, all

voting yes, motion carried. Meeting

adjourned at 9:21p.m.

Susan Steinke, Mayor

ATTEST: Jennifer Stewart,

City Auditor

APPROVED: August 2, 2021

(August 7, 2021)

SPECIAL RUGBY CITY COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021-

4:00PM

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Council Members present: Kraft,

Bednarz, Berg, LaRocque, Brossart

and Trottier. Also present were

Mayor Steinke, City Attorney Hartl

and City Auditor Stewart.

Mayor Steinke called the meeting to

order at 4:00 pm.

Council members recited the Pledge

of Allegiance.

Roll call was taken by Steinke.

Steinke explained that the agenda

item is the Attorney consultation in

executive session regarding City of

Rugby v. Vetsch, Larry & Margaret.

There was a motion by Trottier to

enter executive session for attorney

consultation regarding the City of

Rugby v. Vetsch, Larry & Margaret

Case No: 35-2019-cv-00057, Au-

thority: NDCC 44-04-19.1. Second

by LaRocque, roll call vote, all voting

yes, motion carried. There was a

motion by Trottier to exit executive

session. Second by Kraft, roll call

vote, all voting yes motion carried.

There was a motion by Kraft to

proceed with settlement of the City

of Rugby v. Vetsch, Larry & Mar-

garet pursuant to emails between

Attorney Hartl and Attorney McIntee.

Second by Berg, roll call vote,

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

LaRocque-yes, Brossart-abstain and

Trottier-yes, motion carried. There

being no further business to transact

or come before the Council at this

time, there was a motion by Kraft to

adjourn the Council Meeting.

Second by Bednarz, all voting yes,

motion carried. Meeting adjourned

at 4:41p.m.

Susan Steinke, Mayor

ATTEST: Jennifer Stewart,

City Auditor

APPROVED: August 2, 2021

(August 7, 2021)

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