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Page 2 May 9th, 2013 and Notices Valley News and Views Notice: City Council Regular Apdl 1, 2013, Board of Equalization ngs Apdl 9, 29, 30, and May 2, 2013 REGULAR MEETING Drayton City Council April 1, 2013 Mayor Olson called the meeting to order at 7pro with Council members Schuster, Van Camp, Kraft, Woinarowicz and Larson present. Council member absent: Prigge. MINUTES: Schuster moved, Kraft seconded and motion carried to approve minutes of the March 4, 2013 Council meeting as presented. PiP AUTO REPAIR: Todd Gozdal, Jason Thomson and Chad Dalzell were present to visit with the Council about the number of inoperable vehicles/equipment parked at their business location on Main St. Gozdal, Thomson and Council members commented on the situation. The Council asked that they keep the place looking neat, that they get organized and use space as best as they can. POLICE VEHICLE REPAIR: After reviewing cost estimates, Schuster moved, Van Camp seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to authorize work on the Crown Victoria at an estimated cost of $1,200.00. FRIENDSHIP INC.: Dee Middleton and Jenny Johnson of Friendship Inc. of Grafton were present with information about curbside recycling. The Council thanked them for the information and said they would consider it. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Rutherford reported on the water treatment plant. The Council was informed that the water plant staff has received a Certificate of Compliance from the ND Department of Health for the year 2012. The award recognizes successful compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, which consists of 11 major rules. An article was published in the local paper about this award. 2013 FLOOD: The latest outlook gives Drayton a 50% chance of a 41.8' flood level. City plugs and pumps are being readied. The Corps will be asked to make all necessary preparations to build the temporary dikes, but to wait and see how the spring melt goes. Kraft introduced RESOLUTION # 2013-2, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCtL OF DF),AY-rON ND TO REQUEST FLOOD EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FROM THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, and moved that it be adopted. Woinarowicz seconded the motion and upon roll call vote, all present voted in favor. The RESOLUTION was declared duly passed and adopted. Larson moved to authorize a COOPERATION AGREEMENT BEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CITY OF DRAYTON ND FOR EMERGENCY FLOOD ASSISTANCE FROM THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS. Schuster seconded the motion and upon roll call vote, all present voted in favor. Motion carried. POLICE DEPARTMENT: The Police Committee reported that it met with police officers in March. Ramsay presented a report on Police Department activities during March, including: 7 citations written into Municipal Court; 2 citations written into District Court; 9 warnings; 3 arrests; 49 calls or complaints answered; 4 papers served; 15 assists. MUNICIPAL JUDGE REPORT: The Council reviewed a Municipal Court Report, showing that $365.00 in collected fines has been submitted to the City. HEALTH INSURANCE: The Council reviewed a report showing that Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance premiums will increase by 13.2% effective May 1; 2013. The city has been advised by Blue Cross to expect a similar increase in 2014. FINANCIAL REPORTS: Mayor Olson informed the Council that the City received a $1,000.00 donation from the BCTGM Union in gratitude for allowing the Union to use the Community Center as a meeting place for the past year and a half. The Council agreed that the donation should be credited to the Community Center Fund and used for day-to-day operational expenses, such as heat and electricity. Kraft moved, Woinarowicz seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to approve the March financial reports as reviewed. Motion carried. Schuster moved, Van Camp seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to authorize payment of bills as reviewed. Motion carried. DEDCO REPORT: The Council reviewed minutes from the April 2, 2012 Council meeting which documents the commitment of 2/3 of annual sales tax receipts in the City's Sales Tax Fund and in DEDCO's Sales Tax Fund to pay down the debt associated with the development of the restaurant. Larson moved, Schuster seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to pay a total of $41,842.00 from the two funds to pay down the debt associated with the development of the restaurant. Motion carried. In 2012, under pressure from the DOT, DEDCO had work done on the crossing into the borrow pit (owned by DEDCO) to bring that crossing up to standards. DEDCO is asking that the City pay the expenses related to bringing the crossing up to standards, and will, in return, deed the borrow pit land over to the City. Larson moved, Schuster seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to authorize payment of $8,079.34 for crossing improvements in return for ovnership of Lots 6, 7 & 8, Block 1, Heiy Addition. Motion carried. ADJOURN: At 9:20pro, Larson moved, Kraft seconded and motion carried to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Carol Gardner City Auditor BOARD OF EQUALIZATION April 9, 2013 Mayor Olson called the meeting to order at 7pm with board members larson, Schuster, Van Camp, Kraft and Woinarowicz present. Board member absent: Prigge. A notice of this meeting was published in the Valley News for 2 weeks. No one appeared before the board with questions or concerns about property valuations. The Board reviewed the County- side sales ratios. The City of Drayton's 2012 sales ratio is 96.4%, which is within the State's tolerance level of 90% to 100%. The Board reviewed the list of residential and commercial properties, along with recommended adjustments. After further revisions, Schuster moved, Larson seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to approve the list of valuations and adjustments as reviewed. Motion carried. At 7:55pm, motion carried to adjourn the annual meeting of the Board of Equalization. Carol Gardner City Auditor SPECIAL MEETING: Drayton City Council April 9, 2013 Mayor Olson called the meeting to orJer at 7:55pm with Council members Larson, Schuster, Van Camp, Kraft and Woinarowicz present. Council member absent: Prigge. The Council discussed the mower, the police radar unit, a 1-ton flatbed truck and haying the lagoon lands. At 8:10pro, motion carried to adjourn the meeting. Carol Gardner City Auditor SPECIAL MEETING Drayton City Council Apri.I 29, 2013 The meeting convened at 10am with Mayor Olson and Council members Woinarowicz, I_arson and Van Camp present. Also present: N. Rutherford, Roy Lawson and Virginia Regorrah from the Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the meeting is to consider whether clay dikes are necessary. After review of what's going on elsewhere in the basin, it was agreed to wait one or two more days before making any decision on clay dikes. The group will meet again at 10am, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Meeting adjourn at 10:20am. Carol Gardner City Auditor Loans For Many Reasons v We make personal loans for a variety of reasons. Come see us when you need money for a new car or truck, a boat, an RV, or a well-deserved vacation. we offer low interest rates and affordable payments with fast, convenient, "hometown service." LEOER IKodaBankl Call Us 701-454-3317 Or Sign Up Today For Online Banking at www.k0dabank.c0m Member FDIC @ VJ SPECIAL MEETING Drayton City Council April 30, 2013 The meeting convened at 10am with Mayor Olson and Council members Larson, Woinarowicz and Van Camp present. Also present: N. Rutherford, L. Ritzo and Roy Lawson and Virginia Regorrah from the Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the meeting is to consider whether clay dikes are necessary. The local newspaper was notified of this meeting and a notice was posted in the city office window. After review of area conditions, it was agreed to wait another day before making a decision on clay dikes. The group will meet again at 10amWednesday, May 1. Meeting adjourned at 10:10am. Carol Gardner City Auditor SPECIAL MEETING Drayton City Council Wednesday, May 1, 2013 The meeting convened at 10am with Mayor Olson and Council members Woinarowicz, Larson and Van Camp present. Also present: N. Rutherford, P. DeGeldere, Roy lawson and Virginia Regorrah of the Army Corps. The purpose of the meeting is to consider whether clay dikes are necessary. The local newspaper was informed of this meeting and notice was posted in the city office window. Virginia and Roy had no updates for us in regards to river crest. The river level is currently at 36.9' and our crest projection is 41'. Fargo has crested. It appears that Grand Forks is cresting. It looks like Oslo is nearing crest. There is a lot of water coming from the West, from the Park River and the Forest River. It was agreed to wait another day before making the decision on clay dikes. Larson will use his equipment to check elevation readings at the low spots around town. The group will meet again at 10am Thursday, May 2. Meeting adjourned at 10:15am. Carol Gardner City Auditor SPECIAL MEETING Drayton City Council May 2, 2013 The meeting convened at 10am with Mayor Olson and Council members Woinarowicz, Larson and Van Camp present. Also present: N. Rutherford Roy Lawson and Virginia Regorrah of the Army Corps arrived at about 10:10am. Current river level is 38.01'. The group reviewed elevations of low spots as taken by M. Larson: the East edge of the parking lot across from the bank is 41.04'; the level where Main St. meets that parking lot is 43.29'; the lowest spot across the street from the water plant is 40.83'. Ms. Regorrah informed the group that the projected crest will soon be lowered to 40.5'. It was agreed NOT to do any clay diking at this time. Mr. Lawson and Ms. Regorrah will be available anytime over the weekend if conditions change. If a clay dike is' needed, it would only take an hour or two for the Corps t get a contract in place and get the contractor working. The group will not meet again unless conditions change. Meeting adjourned at 10:20pm. Carol Gardner City Auditor Expenditures: AFLAC...$37.90; Big Jim's Tire ...$2,924.75; Blue Cross Blue Shield...$2,596.30; DEDCO...$41,842.00; Graymont Capital Inc...$4,934.70; Halcrow's Inc...$2.191.53; H. Rotunda...$1,600.00; Hawkins Inc...$1,116.72; Helm Enterprise...$8,079.34; Home of Economy...$124.54; Kelly's Cntry Mrkt...$44.02; Kringstad Septic Tnk Service...$150.00; LifeLine Training Ltd...$199.00; Northdale Oil Inc...$97.87; Northdale Oil Inc...$85.19; Otter Tail...$4,311.38; Otter Tail...$13.56; PiP Repair...$335.00; Rock's Electric Construction...$719.16; Valley Bldg Center...$34.84; Valley Landfill Inc...$5,585.60; Valley News & Views...$147.59; Verizon Wireless...$198.51 ; 420-Praxair Distribution...$2,572.65; Agri-Valley...$767.30 Ameripride Services...$266.70; B & S Construction...$35.00; Expressway Inn...$154.00; Information Technology Dept...$10.00; ND Dept of Health...$16.00; ND One Call Inc...$1.25; Ryan Electric...$2,227.11; Waste Management...$320.75; Wex Bank...$48.74; C. Plencner...$62.82; Marco Inc...$28.00; Office of State Tax Comm...$894.00; PiP Repair...$1,247.72; Sanitation Products...$98.22; Aqua-Pure Inc...$2,948.80; D.R. Blawat Construction...$1,080.00; Ferguson Waterworks...$291.51; Kringstad Septic Tnk Service...$200.00; S. Pokrzywinski...$150.00; Unum Life Insurance...$43.20; Valley Landfill Inc...$1,128.63; Hastings Landing...$50.00; EFTPS...$2,454.59; EFTPS...$2,737.86; EFTPS...$2,582.22; GetForeclosedHome...$1.00; GetForeclosedHome...$49.90; Job Service ND...$66.63; KodaBank...$10.00; KodaBank...$1.00; NDPERS...$2,230.84; OfficeMax...$40.47; Polar Communications...$414.23; Streicher's...$22.98; Payroll...$16,192.53. ATTENTION AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR BEET GROWERS. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HAVE ALREADY RESPONSED. RESPONSE HAS BEEN GREAT. WE KNOW THERE WERE BETWEEN 14 -15 THOUSAND ACRES LEFT IN THE FIELD AND WE'VE ONLY HEARD FROM APPROXIMATELY 30% OF YOU. WE'D REALLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM MORE OF YOU. KEEP IN MIND ANYTHING STATED IN YOUR EMAIL WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND YOUR CONSENT ...... YOUR OPINION MA-I-I-ERS! BECAUSE THE DRAYTON YARD WAS THE MOST HEAVILY AFFECTED RE- CEIVING STATION WE HAVE CHOSEN TO RUN THE AD IN THE VALLEY NEWS & VIEWS FOR THOSE THAT MAY NOT HAVE SEEN THE AD IN THE GFKS HERALD, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RESPOND EVEN IF YOUR DELIVERY SITE WAS NOT THE DRAYTON YARD. Also please note that the email address will be good until May 31st for your responses. Were you unable to complete your sugar bee1 harvest due to factors beyond your control causing you to leave beets in the ground in 2012? Help fix what's wrong, in order to do that we need to hear from you. Email us at: L ostAc res@AC rysta I S ugar. com eMail address will be good until May 31st Please provide the followin.q information; Delivery site beets were contracted to. Number of acres left unharvested. Estimated yield per acre of beets left unharvested. What do you feel was the main cause you had to leave beets? Was it due to weather? Poor piling site management? Poor management from corporate? Other? Any other comments you would care to deliver. OPTIONAL: If you would like, provide your name and phone number for possible follow up. THANKING ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES