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Page 2 August 15th, 2013 and Notices  i ¸:¸¸¸¸¸ ill i  ii ¸¸ Valley News and Views Do you remember the melody "What a Difference a Day Makes?" Well, it played out in my mind over 12 hours on Monday during a drive with five stops across central North Dakota, accumulating over 200 miles and ending up with a wealth of innovative thought from older-than- ordinary-students with visions of growth and well- being. I only remember the first and last lines of the Olstead lyrics with Dinah Washington singing the melody, "What a difference a day makes," ending with "And the difference is you (in this case collectively)." The day started with breakfast in Rugby with Deb Jenkins, a local teacher of music who is a doctoral candidate as an "empty nester" at UND in Instructional Design. She is on a team of talented community members, mostly women, who achieve remarkable events in music and theater. Two such recent events are the production of Les Miserables earlier in the summer and last weekend&apos;spr Village Fair at the outdoor Pioneer Village Museum The creative productions in Rugby defy a commonly heard comment that children and youth are not engaged in the community or its heritage. Past and present collective vision is what propels these artful community assets forward in time. Then, a meeting with Stina Fagertun and Carol Pedersen, Arctic storytellers from the northern coast of Norway, who coached 30 children from the community in an entertaining production of the "The Great Viking Adventure" on Sunday at the Museum village.. The youngsters, ages 6-12, spent three hours over four days to make their ownViking costumes, learn songs, and enjoy hands-on crafts and games. About 1,000 people attended the day's events of food, fun and nostalgia with a museum park of over 30 buildings that re-creates a village. Stina has performed in storytelling for over five years at the Hostfest in Minot with a Sami group from Norway in collaboration with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. She is carrying out avision for an Indigenous Arts Festival in a broader global scale. After lunch, I met for an inspiring two hours with Doug Hevenor, superintendent if the International Peace Gardens at a shared part of the border with Canada. The Peace Gardens hosts annual music and sports camps, along with fine arts programs, that draw 175,000 visitors a year to an idyllic park where Nature and Peace are synonymous. His vision for use of the conference facilities in the off-season is far-reaching and practical, ranging from conflict resolution (he calls it conflict transformation) to apply flora knowledge in creating community gardens Continued On Page 6 Notice: City Council 1,2013 and Special Meeting reports for May & June Police Dept activities: MAY: 22 citations written into Municipal Court; 2 citations written into District Court; 22 verbal warnings; 2 arrests; 72 calls or complaints; 9 papers served; 12 assists. JUNE: 6 citations written into Municipal Court; 3 citations written into District Court; 22 verbal warnings; 7 arrests; 67 calls or complaints; 4 papers served; 8 assists. The Council Instructed the officers to submit a long-form report to the States Attorney for further violations of the 2am closing time for liquor establishments. MUNICIPAL COURT REPORT: Gardner presented a written Municipal Court report, showing that $480.00 in collected fines has been submitted to the City. ORDINANCE #53: Woinarowicz moved for the 2nd reading and final adoption of Ordinance #53. Kraft seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, all present voted in favor. Motion carried and Ordinance #53 was declared duly passed and adopted• ORDINANCE #54: Prigge moved for the 2nd reading and final adoption of Ordinance #54. Schuster seconded the motion and upon roll call vote, all present voted in favor• Motion carried and Ordinance #54 was declared duly passed and adopted. ORDINANCE #55: Schuster introduced Ordinance #55, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE #20, AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE LICENSING, KEEPING AND RUNNING AT LARGE OF DOGS WITHIN THE CITY OF DRAYTON ND AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTY OF VIOLATIONS THEREOF. Van Camp seconded the motion and upon roll call vote, all present voted in favor. Motion carried and Ordinance #55 was passed as to its first reading. BUILDING PERMITS: Van Camp moved, Kraft seconded and motion carried to approve 5 building permits• COMMUNITY CENTER: Van Camp moved, Schuster seconded and motion carried to approve a wedding reception and dance at the Community Center in September. BEER GARDEN PERMITS: Schuster moved, Woinarowicz seconded and motion carried to approve Beer Garden Permits to Drayton Lounge for July 18 at the Golf Course and July 20 for Riverfest• CONTRACT TO ADMINISTER LOCAL SALES TAX: Kraft moved, Prigge seconded and motion carried to authorize a contract with the Office of the State Tax Commissioner to administer the City of Drayton's local sales Regular Meeting Drayton City Council July 1, 2013 Mayor Olson called the meeting to order at 7pro with Council members Prigge, Schuster, Van Camp, Kraft and Woinarowicz present. Council member absent: Larson. MINUTES: Van Camp moved, Prigge seconded and motion carried to approve the minutes of the June 3, 2013 Council meeting as presented. VACANT LOT: In June, letters were sent to the 2 parties interested in the vacant lot at 114 North Main St., offering to sell each party half of the lot. One party agreed to this offer, the other party did= not. The, Council reviewed the situation and agreed that, because both parties did not agree to the terms of the offer, the offer was off the table. Schuster moved, Prigge seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to advertise again for bids for the entire 26 1/2 ft of Lot 20.•• the lot will not be sold in parts• The bids will be considered at the August 5, 2013 Council meeting. PUBLIC COMMENTS: L• Grundstrom arrived to visit about maintenance at the compost site. The Council also discussed mowing at the DEDCO site south of CHS' corn bunker. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Rutherford reported that the water tower will be inspected on July 2; that the Dept of Health conducted a routine inspection of the water & wastewater systems, with no defects found; mosquito fogging is being done 3 times a week as weather allows. Also reported that during a recent storm, parts of the town were without power for 6 to 8 hours, from about 11:30pm to 8am. Generators ran the 2 large sanitary sewer stations during that time and prevented sewage backup. We don't have a generator large enough to run the water plant, so by time the power came back on, the water tower was almost empty• The Council was given information on a contract from Cummins for annual inspection, full service and Ioadbank testing on the 3 city generators. Prigge moved, Woinarowicz seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to authorize the Annual Service Contract with Cummins Npower LLC. PAVEMENT/UTILITY EVAULATION: Kraft moved, Schuster seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to authorize a city wide pavement & utility evaluation by AE2S at an estimated cost of $18,200.00. Motion carried. RIVERFEST: An aerial mosquito spray has been scheduled for Friday, July 19. POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT: Deputy Kevorkian presented Valley News and Views Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, 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. Copyright 2009. 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 and Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. AI letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. tax receipts for the 2013-2015 biennium. VACANT LOT AT 203 SOUTH MAIN STREET; The Council instructed that the vacant lot at 203 S• Main Street be offered for sale, under the condition that the successful bidder must build a residential structure on the lot within 1 year of purchase. FEMA: A federal disaster has been declared for the flood associated with spring runoff. A second disaster may be declared for the heavy rain events of late May into June. The Council OK'd making an application for Hazard Mitigation Grant funds for a large generator f0t' the water plant. FINANCIAL REPORTS: Prigge moved, Woinarowicz seconded and motion carried to approve the June & Year-To-Date financial reports as reviewed. Schuster moved, Van Camp seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted to authorize payment of bills as reviewed. Motion carried. Prigge moved, Van Camp seconded and motion carried to declare Pledged Securities plus FDIC held by KodaBank as sufficient to cover City funds. DEDCO REPORT: The Council referred DEDCO's request for rezoning Lots 1 through 9 of Block 1 of Anderson's Addition to the Zoning Commission for study, public hearing and recommendation. MAYOR'S REPORT: Mayor Olson read a Thank You letter from the City of Cavalier for Drayton's help during their evacuation caused by heavy rains threatening Renwick Dam. ADJOURN: At 9pro, Schuster moved, Woinarowicz seconded and motion carried to adjourn the meeting. Carol Gardner City Auditor Special Meeting Drayton City Council July 22, 2013 Mayor Olson called the meeting to order at 7:40pm with Council members Prigge, Schuster, Van Camp, Kraft and Woinarowicz, present. Council member absent: Larson• The purpose of the meeting was to hear the Zoning Commission's recommendation of the proposed rezoning of Lots 1 through 9, Block 1 of Anderson's Addition from residential to commercial• A notice of this meeting was published in Valley News & Views and the meeting agenda was posted in the city office window. ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: After studying the issue and conducting a public hearing, the Zoning Commission made the following recommendation to the City Council; Keep Lots 1 through 9, Block 1 of Anderson's Addition zoned for residential development and look for another location for the potential commercial developer. Kraft moved and Schuster seconded to accept the Zoning Commission's recommendation and not move forward with rezoning. Upon roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Kraft, Woinarowicz, Prigge and Schuster. Van Camp was not present for this vote. Absent: Larson. Motion carried. BUILDING PERMITS: Prigge moved, Van Camp seconded and motion carried to approve 3 building permits. ADJOURN: At 8pm, Schuster moved and Kraft seconded to adjourn the meeting. During the last legislative session, the governor and the legislature made great strides in responding to the multi- facetted crises engulfing the township, city, school and county governments in the booming Bakken oil field. The dimensions of the boom were outlined in the recent study by North Dakota State University researchers Dean Bangsund and Nancy Hodur as they projected county populations well into the future for the oil impacted regions. It appears from their estimates that McKenzie, Williams, Divide and Mountrail counties will double in population by 2020. Much of this growth will take place in key cities in each county. Informal estimates indicate an increase in permanent residents since the 2010 U. S. Census of 65 per cent in Tioga; 125 per cent in Watford City, and 180 per cent in Killdeer and Motion carried. Carol Gardner City Auditor July Expenditures: AFLAC...$37.90; Aqua-Pure Inc...$2,098.80; Big Jim's...$306.67; Blue Cross Blue Shield...$3,676.70; C. Gardner...$22.20; Ed's Lawn Care...$1,300•00; Farm & Home Publishers...$43.40; Graymont Capital Inc...$5,350.05; J. Sylskar...$375.00; Koda Insurance•..$10,550.83; Midwest Refrigeration...$172.50; Newman Traffic Signs...$30.42; N. Rutherford...$113.22; Northdale Oil Inc...$19•52; Otter Tail...$35.45; Otter Tail...$2,992.27; Ryan Electric...$1,750.29; Ryan Electric...$195.00; • S. Pokrzywinski...$150.00; Williston. These figures do not include the thousands of temporary workers flooding the area. When we see this much growth in three short years since the official census, we can expect unbelievable growth by 2020 when the next U. S. Census is due. That is the problem. With these dramatic changes occurring in the small as well as the large cities throughout oil country, the 2010 U. S. Census figures become more and more useless for allocating resources. The burgeoning cities in western North Dakota will by losing more and more money as the decade passes because distributions of certain state revenues are made on the basis of formulas that dictate the use of the decennial census. Three major distributions go to cities across the state. First, the state aid distribution program, representing a combination of personal property tax replacement and general revenue sharing, is distributed on the basis of census data. Second, a share of the state cigarette tax is passed on to cities on the basis of population. Third, the highway distribution fund, fed by motor vehicle registration fees and gas taxes, is allocated to counties on the basis of vehicle registrations. At the county level, cities receive shares on the basis of population. Since millions of dollars are involved in these distributions, cities with mushrooming populations will lose more and more with each passing year until the next census takes place• The stakes are high. Rather than wait for the federal census to arrive in 2020, it seems that the state ought to consider doing a Continued On Page 6 USTI...$282.95; Valley Building Center...$5.70; Valley Landfill Inc...$7,480.18; Valley Landfill Inc...$1,1 48.88; Verizon Wireless...$319.35; 420-Praxair Distribution...$2,009.96; Agri-Valley...$788.63; Ameripride Services Inc...$281.78; Bless My Bloomers Garden...$3,665.35; D.R. Blawat Construction...$2,725.00; D.R. Blawat Construction...$885.00; Halcrow's Inc...$1,281.01 ; Hawkins Inc...$401.48; Information Technology Dept...$10•00; Kelly's Cntry Mrkt..•$42.98; Marco Inc...$31.36; ND Dept of Health...$16.00; ND One Call Inc...$11.00; ND State Surplus Property•..$300.00; ' N. Rutherford...$24.98; Northdale Oi1•••$1,963.55; Northern Nature Seed.. •$327.75; Office of St. Tx Commissioner...$852.00; PiP Repair...$100.00; Pitney Bowes Inc...$221.06; Saville Enterprises Inc.•.$100.00; Sherwin-Williams...$281 •90; Unum Life Insurance...$43.20; Valley News & Views...$419.06; Waste Management...$323.37; Wex Bank...$171.84; Drayton Post Office...$19.95; EFTPS••.$2,947.03; EFTPS•••$2,585.13; Hastings Landing Restaurant...$50.00; JG Uniforms...$163.24; Job Service ND...$64.70; KodaBank...$10.00; KodaBank•..$1.00; NDPERS...$2,246.55; OfficeMax...$54.97; Polar Comm...$423.86; Payroll...$26,902.20. 0% for 36 months OR rebates up to $2400 on all new Bobcat skid-steer loaders 0% for 48 months OR rebates up to $5300 on all new Bobcat compact excavators 0% for 48 months OR rebates up to $3900 on all new Bobcat compact track loaders 0% for36 months OR rebates up to $800 on all new Bobcat utility vehicles 0% for 24 months OR rebates up to $1500 on att new Toolcat TM utility work machines 0% for 36 months on all new Bobcat attachments SKID STEER LOADERS. 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