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Page 2 August 4th, 2011 | "Warriors of the North" is the theme of "misslleers" who have a reunion of the 321 Missile Wmg this weekend at the Ronald Regan Minuteman Missile State Historical Site near Cooperstown. The theme also is stated at the archway over the front gate of the Grand Forks ir Base (AB) where the slogan reads "Warriors of the North." The spirit of the "warrior" is closely bonded with the Dakota landscape. It's part of the culture. It's part of our lifestyle ... more so in rural communities than in masses of urban life in our country. It's integral visually to Main Streets in rural communities where Veterans Memorial Parks remember the names in stone of those who have served. The mascot of the AB is a bronzed Viking Warrior with a horned helmet, iron- meshed garb, and sword in hand, and a shield that reads, "Warriors of the North." The face of the sculptured Viking mascot clearly reflects the courage and readiness of citizens to defend what is believed in - from Viking times, colonial defense, civil war, WWI/WW2, and all combats since. Last week, I met with the new AB Wing Commander, COL Timothy E. Bush. He has had his feet on the ground for his assignment here for assemble about 50 one- minute memoirs as digital stories for a special event on Veterans Day 11-11-11. COL Bush gathered some staff officers at a conference table to consider ways to assist with such a community-wide project, such as filming interviews with former missileers who nowwork as civilians on base. Severalarearetiredpersonnel served as missileers at the Oscar Zero Missile Site, now a ND-operated historical museum. The missileers have stories to tell about working underground during tense times - stories that need to be shared with future generations. As a veteran with 27 years of service, I felt at home at the Commander's table, even though I had never met any of the individuals before. The feeling has to do with culture ... heritage ... like-minded ... team focus ... thoughtful questions ... a problem- solving orientation. Military communities are large-scale organizations; yet individuals and families have a voice and their needs are listened to with an action response whenever possible. The Air Base is in a transitional, renewal mode. Like neighbors, we share a culture ... we share mascots ... and we share a future. Drayton can take a lead in this project, if the community and its organizations has deep roots in Drayton. At the annual meeting of the Oxcart Trails Historical Society on July 17th, I agreed to be appointed Vice President for one year with the Board's commitment to pursue the goal of a "Media Arts Center"-whereyouth are trained in digital filmmaking to capture stories of pioneers and veterans. The project is initially labeled "Warriors of the North," which is a statewide initiative by DHI for 11-11-11. The project in Drayton grew out of a LIND "Community Connect" out-reach of students that studied 'Tksset Management" initially and developed into "Community Story Building" as an objective. DHI became an out-growth that creates partnerships between non- profits, private investment, and public support in "hub" communities like Drayton and Northwood in this area. Communities honor their Veterans in many ways. The voices of Veterans ... in highlighted stories they have to tell as memoirs ... can be collected in short digital films and preserved for families and communities ... and honored online as a "virtual parade" on a dedicated Web "reviewing stand" for Veterans Day 11-11-11. Hopefully, an honor car of ND Veterans can join the vanguard of the Las Vegas Veterans Day parade With the aid of his former press secretary, Bob Jansen, Governor George Sinner has recorded his life's story in an autobiography titled Turning Points, now on sale at local book stores. Political observers would think that a lieutenant governor who served with Sinner in the same suite of offices for five years would not find anything new in the book. But I did and for good reason. Because of the workload in the governor's office, we divided the duties, with me serving as the floating chairperson of various committees and a leading member of the state welcome wagon. Rather than duplicating effort, we each went about our duties, making the necessary decisions on our own. I did learn many new details about our time togetherin Bismarck from the autobiography. Because of his compassion and patience, I always suspected Governor Sinner was a priest disguised as a politician. Turning Points confirmed that suspicion. One of his early statements explains most of the contents of the book. "I always saw that the things I could do as the things that I should do," he wrote on Page 5. The book indicates that there were a lot of things that he thought he could do - and did, many of them outside of the purview of the governor's jurisdiction. I was not aware of the healthproblems experienced by the governor. Even though he had chronic headaches, he was always upbeat and cheerful. One would never know that he was experiencing pain. Another thing I did not know was his reliance on the Holy Spirit for advice on major issues. He did not wear his faith on his sleeve but he practiced it in personal ways. We never discussed theology and now I wished we had. I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit but I never thought about His involvement in state policy. In politics today, it seems that every aspirant for public office must pass muster when it comes to religion. Candidates are expected to confess their faith publicly. If they don't, they're suspect. As a result, all candidates are professing some kind of faith, whether they have any or not, some even claiming to be emissaries of God charged with transforming a secular democracy into some sort of theocracy. Governor Sinner was wary about church involvement in state affairs. In Turning Points, he said that"if history is clear about anything it is that tyranny emerges when sectarian religious views Valley News & Views dominate a government." Pursuing that point, he wrote that "when dealing with public policy you have to scrupulously avoid giving credence to the idea that the state can impose church opinions even when they are opinions of the majority." Even though officeholders with independent minds chafe under the demands of partisan politics, there are only two parties in the American political system. To be a part of the game, it is necessary to be a Democrat or a Republican. Even though the system requires partisanship, Governor Sinner had a broad nonpartisan streak. "I had learned a long, long time before I became governor that you couldn't be very good if decisions were made based on partisan politics .... " he wrote in TurningPoints. He appointed a number of Republicans and would have named a few more if he had been free of other considerations. The book is packed with inside accounts of gubernatorial decision- making and scores of anecdotes, all interspersed with tidbits of personal philosophy. Some autobiographies rewrite the activities of their authors but Turning Points is the real George Sinner. only two weeks. He was willing to listen to a proposed project on engaging youth to film stories of Veterans. The proposed project will mobilize to become a "Media Arts Center," as proposed by a new ND non- profit organization "Dakota Heritage Institute" (DHI) that (second largest in Nation) with a banner "Warriors of the North." Advertisement 00030 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 00030 City of Drayton PO Box 280 122 South Main St. Drayton, ND 58225-0280 Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, other facilities, and items necessary or incidental to WATER TREATMENT DRY CHEMICAL FEED IMPROVEMENTS will be received by the City of Drayton at the City Auditor's Office, and will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Council Chambers of the Drayton City Hall, City of Drayton, ND, at 2:00 p.m., local time, on Thursday, August 25, 2011. The Work is comprised of one (1) Contract: Contract No. 1 - General and Electrical Construction and is generally described as follows: Contract No. 1 - General and Electrical Construction: Removal, temporary relocation, and replacement of one (1) volumetric feed system for lime from the day bin to the solution pipeline, removal and replacement of one (1) volumetric feed System for soda ash from the day bin to the solution pipeline, removal and replacement of one (1) dust collector unit, reconditioning of the existing lime and soda ash screw conveyors, cleaning and painting areas associated with the lime and soda ash room; and associated Work. Work also consists of the electrical construction associated with the plant renovations including control panels, lighting, and other miscellaneous electrical replacement and Work. All Work shall be done in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file in the Office of the City Auditor, 122 South Main St., Drayton, North Dakota, 58225- 0280. Each Bid shall be submitted on a Bid Form furnished by the Engineer in a securely sealed envelope. The envelope shall be plainly marked showing that such envelope contains a Bid for the Project. In addition, the Bidder shall place upon the exterior of said envelope the following information: 1. The name of person, firm, or corporation submitting the Bid 2. Project Name 3. Acknowledgement of all Addenda Each Bid must be accompanied by a separate envelope affixed to the outside of the Bid envelope and containing: 1. Bidder's Bond executed by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of North Dakota payable to the City of Drayton in the amount equal to five (5) percent of the full amount of the Bid. This is to serve as a guarantee that the successful Bidder will enter into a Contract within fifteen (15) days of Notice of Award in accordance with the terms of the principal's Bid and a Contractor's Bond as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the governing board for the performances of such Work. 2. Contractor's License or Certificate of Renewal issued by the i i Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School District No.19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News & Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Rilzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. 009. O I would like to recognize the Valley News and Views for its support of Amphibians, and other creepy crawling things, world wide. For that reason, you should subscribe to the paper. Thank you. Secretary of State for the full amount of the Bid as required by the North Dakota Century Code 43-07-05. No Bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the above provisions as to the Bidder's bond, and any deficient Bid submitted will be released and returned to the Bidder immediately. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www. AE2S.com or www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 by inputting Quest project #1699864 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn. com Bidding Documents are on file at the City Auditor's Office, Drayton, North Dakota, where they may be seen and examined. Copies of the Bidding Documents may also be seen and examined at the office of the Engineer, Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., 4050 Garden View Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Copies of the Bidding Documents are available from the Engineer. Costs are $100.00 for printed documents and $50.00 for CDs, for each set of Documents obtained. Payment for Bidding Documents is NON-REFUNDABLE. All costs associated with preparation of Bids shall be borne by the Bidder. All Bidding document interpretations and clarifications shall be directed to the office of the Engineer at (701) 746-8087. Bidding Documents may also be examined at the following locations: AE2S - Bismarck and Fargo, ND, and Moorhead and Maple Grove, MN Minneapolis Builders Exchange Grand Forks Builders Exchange Fargo Builders Exchange Bismarck-Mandan Builders Exchange McGraw-Hill Construction Reed Construction Data The Work of the various Sites shall be completed and ready for final payment on or before the following dates: Contract No. 1 - General and Electrical Construction: a) Substantial Completion: February 29, 2012 b) Final Completion: March 31,2012 The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, waive any informality in the Bids received, and further reserves the right to award the Contract in the best interest of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to hold the three (3) lowest Bids for a period not to exceed (45) days after the date of the Bid opening to complete contract award and financial arrangements. Dated this 2nd Day of August 2011. /s/Carol Gardner City Auditor : Ordinance All-Terrain Vehicles and Golf Ci ORDINANCE #52 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE OPERATION OF SNOWMOBILES, ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND GOLF CARTS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF DRAYTON, NORTH DAKOTA BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DRAYTON, NORTH DAKOTA SECTION 1: REPEAL Ordinance #35, dated November 14, 2002, and Ordinance #39, dated June 6, 2004, are hereby repealed and replaced with Ordinance #52. SECTION 2: DEFINITIONS 1. "Snowmobile" means a self- propelled vehicle designed for travel on snow, ice or a natural terrain and steered by skis or runners. 2. "All-terrain vehicle" means any motorized off-highway vehicle fifty inches (1270.00 millimeters) or less in width, traveling on three or more low-pressured tires designed for operator use only with no passengers, having a seat or saddle designed to be straddled by the operator, and handlebars for steering control. 3."Golf Cart" means a low speed, self-propelled vehicle with 3 or 4 tires designed for transportation on a golf course. SECTION 3: SNOWMOBILE, ALL- TERRAIN VEHICLE AND GOLF CART REGULATIONS 1. No person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle within city limits except for the purposes of leaving or entering the City. For such purposes of exit/entry, the authorized route shall either be a)that route or routes as established by the City Council from time to time and designated by signs, or b)the shortest route of travel by public street or alley from/to owner's residence or place of storage of snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle, to/from point of entry/exit to/from the City. 2. A person may not drive, or the owner may not cause or knowingly permit to be driven, a golf cart within city limits without valid policy of liability insurance in effect in order to respond in damage for liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of that golf cart. Upon request from a law enforcement officer, the driver shall provide satisfactory evidence of a valid policy of liability insurance within 3 business days of the request. 3. No golf cart may be used to carry more persons at one time than the number of seats provided on that golf cart. 4. No golf cart or all-terrain vehicle may be operated within city limits between dusk and dawn. 5. Snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and golf carts operated within the city limits shall not exceed a speed of 10 miles per hour. 6. At any intersection of streets or alleys, the operator of a snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or golf cart shall yield the right-of-way to any other vehicles approaching such intersection from either direction at approximately the same time, and the snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or golf cart operator must allow any other vehicle to proceed through an intersection before entering the a.me. 7. No person shall operate a snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or golf cart within city limits in a careless or reckless manner or without proper regard for the safety, comfort and property of other persons, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substance. 8. No person shall operate a snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or golf cart within city limits upon public or private property without having first obtained the consent of the owner or lessee of such property to do so. 9. No person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle within city limits while towing any sled, toboggan or other object unless the same shall be affixed to the snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle by a solid hitch. 10. No person shall operate a snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or golf cart within city limits who does not possess a current and valid motor vehicle operators license. 11. It is unlawful for any person between the ages of twelve and sixteen years who is not in possession of a valid driver's license to operate a snow mobile or all-terrain vehicle within city limits, except upon the property of that person's parent or guardian, unless and until the person has completed a safety training course as prescribed by the director of the Parks and Recreation Department, and has received the appropriate safety certificate. The failure of such an operator to exhibit a safety certificate upon demand by any official authorized to enforce this Ordinance is presumptive evidence that such person is not the holder of the certificate. 12. No person under the age of eighteen years may operate, ride or otherwise be propelled on a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle within city limits unless the person wears a safety helmet meeting the United States Department of Transportation standards. 13. No person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle within city limits without a  liged headlamp and tail lamp. 14. No person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle within city limits without a manufacturer-installed or equivalent muffler in good working order and connected to the exhaust system. 15. No person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle within city limits other than as provided in this Section, except under emergency conditions. Emergency conditions must be such as to render the use of an automobile impractical under such conditions, at such period of time and locations in question. SECTION 4: PENALTY CLAUSE 1. Any person who violates subsection 7 of Section 3 hereof, shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a Class B demeanor. 2. Any person who violates subsection 12 of Section 3 hereof, shall upon conviction, be deemed guilty of an infraction, and shall be assessed a $50.00 fine. 3. Any person who violates any other provision of Section 3 hereof, shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of an infraction, and shall be assessed a $100.0O fine. SECTION 5: SEVERABILITY PROVISIONS This ordinance and the various sections and subsections thereof are hereby declared to be severable. If any part, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word is judged unconstitutional or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, it is hereby provided that such adjudication shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this ordinance. First reading: July 1,2011 Second reading and final adoption: August 1,2011 Publication: August 4,2011 Effective: August 4, 2011 Signed: Ardis J. Olson, mayor Attest: Carol Gardner, auditor Call Us For All Your onstruction Needs Demolition Work Ditching Gravel and Rock Tree Removal Farm Yard Demo Work Call Ron 701.454-6174 or 701-520-0187