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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

City of Garrison

Garrison, NORTH DAKOTA

Water Treatment Plant and Supply

Line Expansion

MOORE PROJECT NO. 21164

General Notice

Owner is requesting Bids for the

construction of the project listed

above.

Bids for the construction of the Pro-

ject will be received at Garrison City

Hall located at 1 West Central Ave-

nue, PO Box 459, Garrison, ND

58540 until April 30, 2021 at 10:00

a.m. local time. At that time, the Bids

received will be “publicly” opened

and read.

The Project includes the following

Work: Rehabilitation of existing wa-

ter treatment plant, addition on to

the existing water treatment plant,

and water main construction.

Separate Bids will be received for

the following Contracts:

Contract No. Description of Contract

1. Water Treatment Plant: General

1. Water Treatment Plant: Electrical

2. Supply Line Expansion

Obtaining the Bidding Docu-

ments

Digital project bidding documents

will be available at www.

mooreengineeringinc.com by click-

ing the Bid Information tab, or at

www.questcdn.com. You may down-

load the complete set of digital docu-

ments for a nonrefundable fee of

$20.00 by locating eBidDoc†

Number7456263 on the website.

Please contact QuestCDN.com at

952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.

com for assistance in membership

registration, downloading and work-

ing with this digital project informa-

tion.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding

Documents is:

Moore Engineering, Inc.

4503 Coleman St, Suite 105,

Bismarck, ND 58503

Each bid must be accompanied by a

bidder’s bond in a sum equal to 5%

of the full amount of the bid execut-

ed by the bidder as principal and by

a surety, conditioned that if the prin-

cipal’s bid is accepted and a con-

tract is awarded to the principal, the

principal, within ten (10) days after

the notice of the award, shall exe-

cute a contract in accordance with

the terms of the bid and the bid

bond, and any conditions of the City

of Garrison, as required by law. A

countersignature of a bid bond is not

required. If the City of Garrison

elects to award a contract to the

lowest responsible bidder, and the

lowest responsible bidder does not

execute a contract within ten (10)

days, the bidder’s bond will be for-

feited to the City of Garrison, and the

City of Garrison may award the pro-

ject to the next lowest responsible

bidder.

Each bidder must possess a valid

North Dakota contractor’s license for

the full amount of their bid, as re-

quired by N.D.C.C. Section 43-07-7.

Each bidder MUST enclose a copy

of their Contractor’s License or Cer-

tificate of Renewal, issued by the

North Dakota Secretary of State,

and each license must be valid and

dated at least 10 days prior to the

date set for bid opening, as required

under N.D.C.C. Section 43-07-12.

Instructions to Bidders.

For all further requirements regard-

ing bid submittal, qualifications, pro-

cedures, and contract award, refer to

the Instructions to Bidders that are

included in the Bidding Documents.

This Advertisement is issued by:

Owner: City of Garrison

By: Stuart Merry

Title: Mayor

Date: April 1, 2021

(April 8-15-22, 2021)

MINOT CITY COUNCIL

SCHEDULED MEETING

APRIL 5, 2021 AT 5:30 P.M.

Members Present: Evans, Jantzer,

Olson, Pitner, Podrygula, Ross, Sip-

ma

Members Absent: None

Mayor Sipma presiding and led the

City Council in the Pledge of Allegi-

ance.

Lisa Clute, Director of First District

Health Unit, said vaccinations are

going well. Ward County has given

27,752 vaccinations, not including

individuals from the VA or Air Force

Base. Throughout the First District

Health Unit region, they have distri-

buted 42,395 vaccinations. In Ward

County, 46.6% of the population has

received at least one dose and

throughout the First District region,

38% have received at least one

dose. In Ward County, 2,959 people

age 75 and older have been fully

vaccinated, which is 71.6%. There

have been 3,326 people fully vac-

cinated in the 65-74 age range,

which is 68.1%. Of those ages

18-64, there are 9,987 that have

been vaccinated but it is likely that

statistic is higher since that is the

category most individuals from Minot

Air Force Base would fall into. She

explained that vaccines are avail-

able by medical providers, First Dis-

trict Health Unit, and pharmacies, all

of which are taking appointments.

Next week, First District will receive

300 doses of the Johnson & John-

son vaccine, which only requires

one injection. She encouraged the

public to call and schedule an ap-

pointment as only 50 have been

reserved so far. She said, they con-

tinue to hold clinics and promote the

vaccine, particularly focusing on

educating the public and clarifying

misinformation.

She then said, there have been two

variants identified in our area and

they continue to monitor additional

cases. The eastern part of the state

saw a recent increase in cases

among K-12 students. Ms. Clute

said First District Health Unit contin-

ues to provide PCR testing. Unlike

the rapid tests, PCR tests are re-

quired to accommodate for some

travel restrictions.

Mayor Sipma said the Fire Depart-

ment is still conducting rapid testing

but the schedule continues to evolve

based on decreasing demand.

The Mayor described some of his

meetings and activities over the past

month. He also said, there were

numerous phone calls, e-mails, and

individual contact concerning City

business.

Olson pointed out the Mayor’s regu-

lar articles in the Minot Daily News

and how much they are appreciated.

She then brought attention to a re-

cent letter to the Editor from a

member of the community who

made false claims about a City pro-

ject. She encouraged the public to

reach out to the Council or City staff

if they have questions so they can

be clarified with accurate informa-

tion.

The Mayor read a Proclamation

designating April as Parkinson’s

Awareness Month.

Olson moved Jantzer seconded and

was carried unanimously to remove

Becky Nelson from the Civil Service

Commission and appoint Laurie

Davis as her replacement with a

term to expire April 5, 2026; ratify

the appointment of Lacey McNi-

chols, of First District Health Unit

RN, to replace Tony Kulig on Minot

Commission on Aging.

The City Manager provided a written

update describing events and activi-

ties for various departments.

Stewart said, since the Legislative

Session is winding down, they are

turning their focus toward the budget

process. He suggested implement-

ing Council tours so they can see

first-hand what staff in each depart-

ment are considering for the budget.

He tasked the Department Directors

to explain how the budget has been

spent in the past, what they are

currently spending funds on, and

what projects they have in mind for

the future.

Finance Director, David Lakefield,

explained that the budget schedule

is similar to past schedules but they

plan to incorporate the Council tours

in late April or early May. There are

statutory deadlines to adhere to,

such as delivering the budget to the

County and final adoption. He then

reminded Council that once the prel-

iminary budget is presented, it can

be decreased but cannot be in-

creased.

Evans pointed out that budget priori-

ties will be discussed at the May 3rd

City Council meeting and invited the

public to share their input by con-

tacting Council members or attend-

ing the meeting.

Mayor Sipma asked the Finance

Director about the legislative fore-

cast and revenue outlook.

Lakefield said they were fairly con-

servative on revenue projections in

the 2021 budget but are optimistic.

As long as oil prices remain some-

what stable and production contin-

ues to inch up slightly, revenues

should be just fine. Sales tax

numbers are more of an unknown

and there have been a disappointing

couple of months so far. The retail

sector has been struggling but they

are hopeful it will improve.

He also said, they anticipate issuing

bonds for flood control and special

assessment districts during late July,

early August to take advantage of

the current rates.

The City Attorney submitted a writ-

ten report.

Olson moved Ross seconded and

was carried unanimously toapprove

the minutes of the March 15, 2021

regular City Council meeting; ap-

prove payroll for the period of Febru-

ary 14 – March 13 in the amount of

$2,152,291.20 and bills and

transfers for March in the amount of

$4,458,729.29 as follows: ACME

TOOLS 25.64; ADVANCED BUSI-

NESS METHODS 742.10; AMERI-

CAN FAMILY INSURANCE GROUP

1,712.01; AMERICAN WELDING &

GAS, INC. 17,679.06; AMERITAS

LIFE INSURANCE CORP 1,696.70;

APPLE BOOKS, LLC 1,686.25;

ARAMARK 163.28; ARCHKEY

TECHNOLOGIES 125.00; AT&T

350.51; BUTLER MACHINERY CO.

140.00; CARI ROBISON 50.00;

CDM SMITH 171,708.75; CHARITY

LEMERE 56.00; CITY OF MINOT

415.00; CIVICPLUS 8,490.14;

COLONIAL LIFE 2,517.88; CROWN

ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC

522.95; CUMMINS POWER, LLC

114.75; DACOTAH PAPER CO.

3,374.00; DAN LAWSON 50.00; DA-

VID LAKEFIELD 139.70;DIVISION

OF CHILD SUPPORT 102.00;

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS

CENTE 647.32; DORSEY & WHIT-

NEY 7,755.98; DPC INDUSTRIES,

INC. 3,750.00; DUDE SOLUTIONS,

INC. 1,784.16; EBSCO 3,870.04;

EILEEN BEAN 8.40; EMERGENCY

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

531.40; ENERBASE 4,049.58; EN-

ERBASE 5,162.06; ENERBASE

2,052.77; FACTORY MOTOR

PARTS 1,020.07; FARGO GLASS &

PAINT COMPANY 1,017.90; FAR-

STAD OIL CO 20,270.38; FIRST

INTERNATIONAL BANK & TRUST

620.00; FIRST WESTERN IN-

SURANCE 1,867.00; FLEXIBLE

PIPE TOOL COMPANY 343.60;

GENERAL TRADING 133.66; GER-

DAU RECYCLING 54.00; GILLIG,

LLC 941.68; GLASS DOCTOR

282.44; GOETTLE LAW, PLLC

7,500.00; GRAINGER 1,764.48;

HARLEYS 6.99; HEIDE TRAN-

SPORT 8.45; HOUCHEN BIN-

DERY, LTD 339.40; HOUSTON EN-

GINEERING, INC. 42,185.70; IN-

FAX, INC. 9,000.00; INFORMA-

TION TECHNOLOGY DEPART-

MENT 2,810.05; JEROMES COLLI-

SION CENTER 1,195.50; JOHN

DEERE FINANCIAL 20.40;

JONATHAN ROSENTHAL 126.00;

KALIX 38.11; KEVIN’S PLUMBING

& HEATING 177.63; KLJ EN-

GINEERING, LLC 4,105.00; LAN-

DRUM AND BROWN, INC.

2,000.00; LAVAUN MACKEY 25.00;

LAVERNE MIKKELSON 5,000.00;

M & H GAS 50.01; MACEY WANTZ

51.52;MAGIC CITY GARAGE

DOOR COMPANY 911.25; MAIN

ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION

3,382.85; MARCHUS-BATTERIES

PLUS 943.60; MARCO, INC.

381.33; MEMORIE ANDRADE

22.99; MINOT AUTO 1,112.54;

MINOT CHAMBER OF COM-

MERCE 27,375.00; MINOT COM-

MISSION ON AGING 12,500.00;

MINOT DAILY NEWS 1,479.89;

MINOT EMPLOYEE DONATIONS

803.77; MINOT PARK DISTRICT

0.00; MOWBRAY & SONS

8,716.76; NAPA AUTO PARTS

800.21; ND CHILD SUPPORT

50.00; ND CLERKS ASSOCIATION

100.00; ND DEPT OF ENVIRON-

MENTAL QUALITY 60.00; ND

DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION

16.50; ND FRATERNAL ORDER

OF POLICE 675.00;ND MUNICIPAL

JUDGE’S ASSOCIATION 75.00;ND

STATE FAIR 800.00; NEBRASKA

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT

563.08; NORTHERN TESTING

250.00; NORTHWEST TIRE AND

RETREAD 1,916.87; OTIS ELEVA-

TOR COMPANY 23,277.96; PHIL

SCHULTZ 400.00; POSTMASTER

1,260.00; PREFERRED CON-

TROLS CORP 227.53; PRINGLE &

HERIGSTAD, P.C. 804.45; PRO-

COLLECT 121.87; PROTECH IN-

TEGRATIONS, LLC 44.97; PROVI-

DENT LIFE & ACC INS CO 626.88;

RAPID FIRE PROTECTION, INC.

3,711.60; RDO EQUIPMENT

146.44; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

30.00; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

10.00; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

129.90; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

2,610.83; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

222.17; RICK REISENAUER 37.50;

RODNEY BRIAN NEUHALFEN

50.00; RYAN DOSCH 54.00; SADIE

MALY 37.50; SAFE SOFTWARE,

INC. 450.00; SANITATION PRO-

DUCTS 1,510.19; SOLTIS BUSI-

NESS FORMS CO. 526.50; SOUTH

DAKOTA CHILD SUPPORT 188.31;

SRF CONSULTING GROUP

3,236.24; STATE WATER COM-

MISSION 765,735.06; SUN LIFE

FINANCIAL 73.00; TARGET 75.00;

TRINITY HEALTH 10.00; TRINITY

MEDICAL GROUP 1,053.75; TROY

KUGLIN 16.50; TYLER TECHNO-

LOGIES, INC. 11,886.57; UNITED

MAILING SERVICE 5,394.34;

UNUM LIFE INSURANCE

12,822.11;VANTAGEPOINT

TRANSFER — 10### 524.19; VISIT

MINOT 3,350.22; WAGNER CON-

STRUCTION 893,292.13; WARD

COUNTY AUDITOR 5,830.00;

WARD COUNTY RECORDER

20.00; WARD COUNTY RECORD-

ER 20.00; WATER BILLING ONE

TIME PAY 16.34; WATER BILLING

ONE TIME PAY 45.07; WATER BIL-

LING ONE TIME PAY 10.00; WA-

TER BILLING ONE TIME PAY

23.06; WATER BILLING ONE TIME

PAY 48.32; WESTLIE FORD

464.91; WESTLIE TRUCK CENTER

331.53; WSI CLAIM 168,557.36;

MARCO, INC. 137.89; MARCO,

INC. 107.35; GENERAL ONE TIME

PAY 17,213.09; MDU 80.59; MDU

115.27; MDU 1,134.35; MDU 23.77;

MDU 802.03; MDU 117.16; MDU

504.15; MDU 1,705.43; MDU 75.82;

MDU 1,115.16; MDU 23.77; MDU

898.32; MDU 499.32; MDU 460.42;

MDU 24.59; MDU 27.24; MDU

87.36; MDU 78.19; MDU 80.99;

MDU 25.27; MDU 25.27; MDU

72.94; MDU 69.55; MDU 28.22;

MDU 9,917.44; WARD COUNTY

CLERK OF DIST. COURT

220,000.00; XCEL 3,819.02; XCEL

448.96; XCEL 328.67; XCEL

4,257.57; XCEL 104.43; XCEL

33,222.85; XCEL 838.78; XCEL

276.83; XCEL 2,841.87; XCEL

7,147.29; XCEL 38,509.95; XCEL

33,783.61; XCEL 4,897.98; XCEL

8,893.65; XCEL 79.18; XCEL

463.14; XCEL 3,922.90; XCEL

21.89; XCEL 127.66; XCEL 133.60;

XCEL 305.62; XCEL 64.66; XCEL

338.10; XCEL 4,427.17; XCEL

103.90; XCEL 31.03; XCEL 111.61;

XCEL 2,522.18; XCEL 27.89; XCEL

9,001.34;MDU 197.22; MDU 25.41;

MDU 894.40; MDU 970.66; MDU

26.23; MDU 129.81; MDU 6,351.99;

MDU 112.59; MDU 25.41; MDU

376.57; MDU 96.21; MDU 354.28;

MDU 131.41; MDU 1,298.83; XCEL

1,256.73; ACKERMAN ESTVOLD

5,037.50; ACME TOOLS 110.94;

ACUITYBRANDS 1,432.32; ADAP-

CO, INC. 489.25; ADVANCED EN-

GINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL

22,399.92; ADVANCED FIRST AID,

INC. 264.00; AMERICAN WELDING

& GAS, INC. 4,514.80; APEX EN-

GINEERING GROUP 783.00;

ARCHKEY TECHNOLOGIES

13,712.00; ASSETWORKS

29,891.11; AT&T 175.97; AXON

ENTERPRISE, INC. 64,920.00;

BALCO UNIFORM COMPANY,

INC. 5,515.05; BORDER STATES

INDUSTRIES, INC. 5,263.76;

BROADWAY PRINTING COM-

PANY 174.00; BUTLER

MACHINERY CO. 5,993.60; CDM

SMITH 144,823.75; CDW

GOVERNMENT, INC. 262.00;

CHRIS KVAMME & MATTHEW

KVAMME 1,880.00; CITY OF

MINOT 100.00; CITY OF MINOT

721.00; CPS, LTD 90,932.31;

CROWN ASSET MANAGEMENT,

LLC 449.17; CUMMINS POWER,

LLC 960.55; DACOTAH PAPER

CO. 473.72; DAKOTA FLUID

POWER, INC. 110.52; DAKOTA

TRUCK & FARM 40.10; DANA

POLLMAN 110.00; DEERE

CREDIT, INC. 37,744.96; DELLA

MARTISEN & OLIVIA CHRISTMAS

852.45; DIVISION OF CHILD SUP-

PORT 102.00; DPC INDUSTRIES,

INC. 3,750.00; EAPC 1,225.00;

ECOLAB PEST ELIMINATION DIVI-

SION 144.59; ELDORADO NA-

TIONAL – CALIFORNIA 93.95; EM-

ERGENCY AUTOMOTIVE TECH-

NOLOGIES 1,959.38; EMPLOYERS

COUNCIL 8,823.75; ENERBASE

13,954.03; ENVIRONMENTAL

PRODUCTS & ACCESS 3,530.44;

FACTORY MOTOR PARTS 436.62;

FARSTAD OIL CO 24,351.57;

FASTENAL COMPANY 23.37; FIRE

EQUIPMENT CO. 1,101.50; FIRST

INTERNATIONAL BANK & TRUST

620.00; FIRST WESTERN IN-

SURANCE 296,656.00; FLEET-

MIND SOLUTIONS, INC. 3,975.00;

GALE 156.69; GEFROH ELECTRIC

120.00; GENERAL ONE TIME PAY

1,265.00; GENERAL ONE TIME

PAY 2,615.32; GENERAL ONE

TIME PAY 2,978.00; GENERAL

ONE TIME PAY 3,750.00; GEN-

ERAL ONE TIME PAY 18,000.00;

GENERAL ONE TIME PAY 15.00;

GENERAL ONE TIME PAY 25.00;

GENERAL ONE TIME PAY 15.00;

GENERAL TRADING 172.22; GER-

DAU RECYCLING 219.72; GLASS

DOCTOR 245.30; GREAT PLAINS

TECHNICAL SERVICES 475.00;

H&H TRUCKING 11,118.42; HACH

1,713.46; HOUSTON ENGINEER-

ING, INC. 26,107.71; INFORMA-

TION TECHNOLOGY DEPART-

MENT 2,907.75; INTERSTATE

BATTERY SYSTEM 907.50; JER-

RY’S REPAIR & ALIGNMENT

320.00; JLG ARCHITECTS 900.00;

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 53.97;

JOHNSON CONTROLS 492.40;

KEVIN’S PLUMBING & HEATING

435.47; KIMBALL MIDWEST 37.70;

LAVAUN MACKEY 25.00; LEARN-

ING OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

2,653.70; LHOIST NORTH AMERI-

CA OF MISSOURI 34,197.91;

LUMINATOR TECHNOLOGY

GROUP 26,480.00; MAGIC CITY

GARAGE DOOR COMPANY

125.00; MAIN ELECTRIC CON-

STRUCTION 22,316.89; MATTHEW

BENDER & COMPANY, INC. 82.10;

MELANIE MOORE 23.50; ME-

NARDS 44.50; MIDSTATES WIRE-

LESS, INC. 125.00; MIDWEST

TAPE 50.21; MILLER LAW OF-

FICE, P.C. 992.50; MINITEX

2,510.00; MINOT AUTO 1,089.27;

MINOT DAILY NEWS 1,198.52;

MINOT EMPLOYEE DONATIONS

780.44; MINOT PARK DISTRICT

2,200.00; NAPA AUTO PARTS

1,511.19; NATIONAL PAYMENT

CORPORATION 141.60; ND

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

675.00; ND ONE CALL, INC.

114.05; ND WATER COALITION

1,000.00; NDBOA 610.00; NDBOA

215.00; NEBRASKA CHILD SUP-

PORT PAYMENT 563.08; NEW-

MAN TRAFFIC SIGNS 443.04;

NORMONT EQUIPMENT CO

87,360.00; NORTHWEST TIRE

AND RETREAD 3,812.68;

OAKWELLS COMMUTER RAIL

1,965.08; OFFICE OF ADMINIS-

TRATIVE HEARINGS 630.00; OL-

SON’S TOWING 1,937.50; PBBS

EQUIPMENT CORP 288.34;

PRAIRIE SUPPLY 137.48; PRE-

FERRED CONTROLS CORP

15,798.75; PRINGLE & HERIG-

STAD, P.C. 1,171.40; PROCOL-

LECT 2,901.47; PROCONTROLS

MIDWEST 250.00; RAILROAD

MANAGEMENT COMPANY III,LLC

284.85; REDVECTOR.COM, LLC

2,220.47; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

967.50; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

1,044.00; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

25.00; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

25.00; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

5.99; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

26.72; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

1,167.50; REFUND ONE TIME PAY

928.50; REPUBLIC PARKING SYS-

TEM 24,408.57; RONDEL

ROTELIUK 44.24; RYAN DOSCH

16.50; SANITATION PRODUCTS

5,193.06; SECURITY FENCE, INC.

15.00; SOARING EAGLE

OUTERWEAR, LLC 65.00; SOURIS

RIVER JOINT WATER RESOURCE

429,070.39; SOUTH DAKOTA

CHILD SUPPORT 188.31; SPX

CORPORATION 490.09; SRF CON-

SULTING GROUP 11,197.16;

STATE WATER COMMISSION

36,268.24; STRYKER 115.50; SUN-

DRE SAND & GRAVEL, INC.

1,580.01; TAYLOR JENSEN

137.50; THATCHER COMPANY,

INC. 10,463.71; TODD FERM CON-

STRUCTION, LLC 150.00; TUM-

BLEWEED PRESS, INC. 1,074.00;

TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

8,400.00; U.S. POST OFFICE

5,000.00; UNITED MAILING SER-

VICE 392.21; VANTAGEPOINT

TRANSFER — 10### 524.19; VER-

IZON WIRELESS 42.59; VISIT

MINOT 7,323.25; WARD COUNTY

RECORDER 20.00; WATER BIL-

LING ONE TIME PAY 50.00; WA-

TER BILLING ONE TIME PAY

163.47; WATER BILLING ONE

TIME PAY 17.29; WATER BILLING

ONE TIME PAY 132.69; WATER

BILLING ONE TIME PAY 2.73; WA-

TER BILLING ONE TIME PAY

230.50; WATER BILLING ONE

TIME PAY 577.26; WATER BIL-

LING ONE TIME PAY 7.54; WATER

BILLING ONE TIME PAY 1.23; WA-

TER BILLING ONE TIME PAY

46.57; WATER BILLING ONE TIME

PAY 73.10; WESTLIE FORD

960.92; VERENDRYE ELECTRIC

63,169.70; MDU 3,318.51; MDU

700.27; MDU 741.64; MDU 40.27;

MDU 24.28; MDU 160.25; MDU

307.99; MDU 25.41; MDU 1,074.23;

MARCO, INC. 137.89; MARCO,

INC. 107.35; TOTAL 4,458,729.29;

place and pass ordinance 5584 on

second reading to amend the 2020

annual budget to increase the

Recreation/Auditorium, Capital In-

frastructure, and Emergency Fund

transfer out expenditures and Gen-

eral Fund transfer in to close the

fund balance in the Recreation / Au-

ditorium fund, move budgeted funds

from Capital Infrastructure to

Water/Sewer/Storm Sewer for 31st

Ave Reconstruction, and move ex-

cess funds from flood 2015 in Emer-

gency Fund to Water/Sewer/Storm

Sewer for the purchase of pump re-

placement parts, and increase Wa-

ter Plant pension expense; place

and pass ordinance 5585 on second

reading to amend the 2021 annual

budget for camera documentation

equipment to be purchased with the

Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Pro-

ject Safe Neighborhoods grant

award; place and pass ordinance

5586 on second reading to amend

the 2021 annual budget for the 2021

sidewalk, curb & gutter project;

place and pass ordinance 5587 on

second reading, amending the text

of the Zoning Supplement to the

CMCO; approve Pay Request #6 –

Final to Bluestone Construction for

work completed on the General Avi-

ation Apron project; approve the

license renewal for China Star

Minot, Inc. dba China Star 88, effec-

tive April 6, 2021 through December

31, 2021; approve the bid from

Westlie Truck Center in the amount

of $285,010.00 for the Water/Sewer

Department and Street Department

tandem axle trucks and associated

equipment; award the bid to Westlie

Motor Company for pickups; place

and pass ordinance 5588 on first

reading to amend the 2021 annual

budget for the purchase of a ¢ ton

4×4 pickup; award the bid for the

2021 Street Improvement Project to

Minot Paving Co., Inc. for

$2,353,353.85; award the bid for the

2021 Concrete Pavement Rehabili-

tation Project to Keller Paving &

Landscaping, Inc. for $754,152.00;

award the bid for the 2021 Street

Patching Project to Bechtold Paving

Inc. for $495,572.25; award the bid

for the 2021 Pavement Markings

Project to West River Striping Com-

pany for of $224,701.73; award the

bid to Key Contracting for

$296,875.00 for the manhole rehab

project through the Minot Country

Club; select Moore Engineering, Inc.

to perform all consulting engineering

for the 16th Street SW and 37th

Avenue SW Mill Overlay project, au-

thorize the City Engineer to nego-

tiate a scope and fee for services;

approve the purchase of a replace-

ment overhead door for the SRE

Building SRE; approve the construc-

tion contract with Blue Stone Con-

struction, Inc. – Cargo Apron Recon-

struction and Expansion Phase II;

place and pass ordinance 5589 on

first reading amending the 2021 an-

nual budget for the Cargo Apron

reconstruction and expansion Phase

II, which will be funded with Federal,

State, and airport cash reserves;

place and pass ordinance no. 5590

on first reading to amend the 2021

annual budget for the purchase of

additional Tyler software to be used

to integrate the Tyler Utility Billing

software with the City GIS system;

place and pass ordinance 5591 on

first reading to amend the 2021 an-

nual budget for the portion of the

video surveillance system that does

not meet capital requirements; place

and pass ordinance 5592 on first

reading to amend the 2021 annual

budget to increase the Airport fund

construction equipment insurance

expense and Water and Sewer fund

Storm Sewer building, automotive

and flood insurance expense; ap-

prove purchase of cyber insurance

coverage and place and pass ordi-

nance 5593 on first reading amend-

ing the 2021 annual budget for cyber

security insurance; approve the

disposal of the following excess

vehicles/equipment using the

GovDeals online auction service:

2005 Dodge Caravan, 2005 Ford

Expedition, 2015 Ford Expedition,

1969 Austin-Western Crane, 2003

Johnston Sweeper, 2004 Startrans

Ambassador Bus, 2007 Ford F150,

2016 ADA Compliant Dodge Enter-

van; approve the updated emer-

gency action plan for Flood Fight

Preparedness; adopt the Ward

County Emergency Operations Plan;

approve the letter to participate in a

study with the South Dakota School

of Mines for an MSW study for

waste to energy.

Jantzer moved Olson seconded and

was carried unanimously to accept

the bid from Hight Construction in

the amount of $69,500.00 to con-

struct the trench training prop at the

Minot Fire Department Training Fa-

cility contingent upon EPA approval.

The City Council held a public hear-

ing regarding a Taxi License appli-

cation filed by Kristopher Bruner.

The Police Chief denied the license

after a background check revealed

that Bruner had a conviction for as-

sault.

Kristopher Bruner appeared before

the Council to find out if he is eligible

to renew his taxi license. He said he

was previously a cab driver and was

approved for a license in 2018 but

when he switched employment, the

license was denied. He explained

that with the higher frequency of

travel they need more drivers in

town and he has past experience.

He asked the Council what his next

steps would be and how to proceed.

Mayor Sipma explained that the way

the law is written, the license “shall

be denied” if the background check

reveals certain disqualifications. It

limits the ability of the Council to

overturn the decision to deny a

license. He suggested Bruner pay

attention to any changes that could

take place within the ordinance that

would grant Council the authority to

approve a license.

Chief Klug stated, he is available for

questions. He explained the back-

ground check is based on a 10-year

violent crime record.

There being no further comment,

Jantzer moved Ross seconded and

was carried unanimously to close

the public hearing and uphold the

decision to deny a City of Minot Taxi

Driver’s License to Kristopher

Bruner based on his disqualifying

criminal record.

Olson moved Ross seconded and

was carried unanimously to adopt

resolution no. 3696 to Create Paving

District 499; adopt resolution no.

3697 to Direct preparation of the

Engineer’s Reportfor Paving District

499; adopt resolution no. 3698 to ap-

prove the Engineer’s Report; adopt

resolution no. 3699 to Direct

preparation of Plans and Specifica-

tions; adopt resolution no. 3700 to

Waive the Resolution of Necessity

and Public Hearing since all of the

district area has petitioned for the

project; approve the request for KLJ

to provide the necessary engineer-

ing services, authorize the city en-

gineer to negotiate a scope and fee;

adopt reimbursement resolution no.

3701 to reimburse all or a portion of

the expenditure made for costs of

Paving District 499 out of the

proceeds of an obligation, as de-

fined in the Regulations; place and

pass ordinance no. 5594 on first

reading amending the 2021 annual

budget for the Minot Park District

paving district # 499. Motion second-

ed by Ross and carried unanimous-

ly.

Ross moved Pitner seconded and

was carried unanimously to adopt

resolution no. 3702 setting right of

way permit fees.

Jonathan Rosenthal, Economic

Development Administrator, gave a

presentation on Parklets and

Streeterys, which are platforms with

fencing on three sides that extend

from a downtown sidewalk’s curb

into a parking space and have the

footprint a little smaller than a

full-sized car. The level platform im-

proves and expands outdoor dining

which can help address general

demand for outdoor seating. The

proposed program is based on simi-

lar programs around the country, in-

cluding Grand Forks, ND. The plat-

forms are only temporary and can

be in place for 6 months from April

15 until October 15. He provided ex-

amples of various styles of streeter-

ys and described the proposed pro-

cess for implementing one in Minot.

Upon questioning by Mayor Sipma,

Rosenthal said, if the policy is ap-

proved by Council, details can be

found on the City website on the

Economic Development page.

Rosenthal explained the applicable

fees for installing a streetery, includ-

ing inspections fees and the cost of

an encroachment permit. He said,

the City wouldn’t lose any money by

eliminating the parking space be-

cause parking is already free and

Minot does not have parking meters.

Evans asked about the collaboration

with downtown businesses, to which

Rosenthal said, there are two,

maybe three businesses ready to

implement the program this year. He

said, if for some reason, the pro-

gram doesn’t work out, the Council

could discontinue it next year.

During his presentation, Rosenthal

suggested only using parallel park-

ing spaces, not angled. Jantzer

asked if they could create a way to

make angled spaces usable so that

both sides of Main Street could have

the opportunity to participate.

The Council applauded Rosenthal

and staff for the creative approach to

implement an exciting program in

Minot.

Ross moved Evans seconded and

was carried unanimously to adopt

the Parklet/Streetery Program poli-

cy.

Olson moved Pitner seconded and

was carried unanimously to approve

the agreement with First District

Health Unit for providing public

health services for fiscal year 2021

and authorize the Mayor and Fi-

nance Director to sign the agree-

ment.

Jantzer moved Olson seconded to

approve a professional services

agreement with Minot Area

Chamber EDC (formerly MADC) for

the continuation of economic

development services through the

remainder of the 2021 calendar

year.

Pitner asked John MacMartin, Exe-

cutive Director of MACEDC, if there

were salary savings from the past

year. MacMartin explained, the or-

ganization receives funding from the

City, County and from member

investors, but over the past year, the

member investor pool decreased.

He said, however, the City dollars

are specifically used to bring busi-

ness to town. He mentioned conver-

sations with site selectors and said

most of their effort over the past year

has been focused on the intermodal

port, which will be significant to

Minot and North Dakota. He said, he

could find some figures on salary

savings and get back to the Council.

Podrygula asked about the subscrip-

tion service included in the agree-

ment.

MacMartin said, the City Manager

brought up the subscription for LOIS

but he hasn’t had a chance to find

out the costs. The service is used by

site selectors to find information on

vacant buildings and land. A lot of

information is being found remotely

and this program will provide acces-

sible information.

The City Manager continued by say-

ing, the service is similar to Zillow

but for industrial property. It is

designed to provide information to

consumers and is used throughout

the country. In his experience, the

service is sometimes paid for by util-

ity companies. He spoke with a

representative from LOIS who said

the subscription would be $4,500

annually, including the full scope of

reports. He said, it would take signi-

ficant staff time to upload and main-

tain the data but it is very beneficial.

Behaviors are adapting and more

research is being done online rather

than in person. LOIS will provide a

better chance for success.

Evans mentioned that a few months

ago, Visit Minot approached Council

with a plan that included specific,

measurable, deliverables. By com-

parison, this agreement is vague

and written at a macrolevel. She

raised concerns that the specifics

will be provided after the money is

spent and said the language is not

satisfying to her or to taxpayers.

MacMartin said, the report submitted

in December included the measur-

able outcomes such as connections

with site selectors and Business Re-

tention and Expansion.

Stewart stated, he understands the

need for accountability and tran-

sparency but because this agency is

so new there hasn’t been time to

develop a comprehensive strategic

economic plan. This nine-month

contract will allow time to put a plan

in place, develop the roles within the

agency, and figure out the larger is-

sues.

Pitner moved Evans seconded to

amend the agreement to require the

MACEDC to provide funding for the

subscription of LOIS.

MacMartin said, when he was in-

formed of the fee, it was his intention

to find the money internally. He also

commented that a lot of what they

do at MACEDC is taken for granted,

for example, the attorney’s work on

the CTE and with the MAGIC Fund.

John Knecht, Chairman of the MA-

CEDC Board, reminded the Council,

the organization is only four months

old. After they merged the two large

organizations, the Board developed

and approved 11 strategic initiatives.

Some are longer term and will not

be completed this year.

A vote was taken on the amendment

by Pitner, seconded by Evans and

failed by the following roll call vote:

ayes: Evans, Pitner; nays: Jantzer,

Olson, Podrygula, Ross, Sipma.

Evans moved Podrygula seconded

and was carried unanimously to

amend the MACEDC Agreement to

include the 11 initiatives that were

approved by the MACEDC Board of

Directors.

Pitner expressed concern over the

lack of measurable outcomes in the

agreement. He said, they are

responsible to the taxpayers and

there are measurables that could be

included in the agreement. He said,

although the port demonstrates a big

win for the community, when it

comes to deliverables, they aren’t

seeing other rewards from the fund-

ing.

Mayor Sipma reminded the Council,

there are millions of dollars under

consideration by the Legislators in

Bismarck and they are watching the

Council’s decisions, especially re-

garding economic development.

Ross commented that there’s a

difference between attracting a soft-

ball tournament compared to attract-

ing businesses considering locating

to Minot. He expressed frustration

that they are not demonstrating unit-

ed support for economic develop-

ment.

Evans said she is not accountable to

the legislators in Bismarck but she is

accountable to taxpayers. A vote

against this agreement is not a vote

against economic development.

There are valid questions and con-

cerns with the agreement and they

are trying to ensure the best use of

the funds to improve economic

development.

A vote was taken on the motion by

Jantzer, seconded by Olson, as

amended, and carried by the follow-

ing roll call vote: ayes: Jantzer, Ol-

son, Podrygula, Ross, Sipma; nays:

Evans, Pitner.

Olson moved Pitner seconded to

adopt resolution 3703 to terminate

the following COVID-19-related

resolutions, effective at 12:01 AM on

May 15, 2021: Resolution 3660 –

Resolution to Address Employee

Absences Due to COVID-19 Pan-

demic; Resolution 3670.1 – Tem-

porary Employment Policy Regard-

ing Mask Usage; Resolution 3675.2

– Temporary Policy Requiring Visi-

tors to Wear Masks While in City

Buildings.

Podrygula moved Evans seconded

the City Council amend the resolu-

tion to extend the extra employee

benefits until October, which would

make the benefits effective for one

year.

Olson said, they have been gen-

erous thus far considering the

Federal funding ended December

31st. By the time the resolution

takes effect on May 15th all employ-

ees will have had the opportunity to

get the vaccine if they want to do so.

Pitner agreed and said it is the

employee’s own personal risk if they

choose not to get vaccinated.

City Attorney Hendershot, clarified

that employee benefits have been in

place since March 16, 2020.

Mayor Sipma said he does not sup-

port the motion when looking at the

treatments available and the acces-

sibility of vaccines.

Jantzer asked if the resolution would

affect normal available sick leave, to

which Stewart responded by saying,

employers with less than 500 em-

ployees were required to offer emer-

gency paid sick leave up to 80 hours

for COVID related events. The City

of Minot went above and beyond in

addition to regular sick leave and va-

cation time. He said, he notified all

employees about the potential

changes and has not received any

feedback or concerns.

Podrygula amended his motion to in-

clude the continuation of paid emer-

gency sick leave for individuals who

have been vaccinated but still con-

tracted COVID-19. Evans, as the

second, agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion by

Podrygula, seconded by Evans and

failed by the following roll call vote:

ayes: Evans, Podrygula; nays: Ol-

son, Jantzer, Pitner, Ross, Sipma.

Podrygula said he will support the

motion but he cautioned everyone to

remember we are not yet out of the

woods with the virus. He said he is

willing to end the mask policies but

strongly recommends staff continue

to wear masks. The May 15th imple-

mentation buys time and he en-

couraged the Mayor to react if things

start to go badly. He raised concerns

about the variants which may be

more contagious and of vaccine

avoidance.

Whereupon a vote was taken on the

motion by Olson, seconded by

Pitner and carried unanimously.

Christopher Scott, a student at MSU,

spoke to the Council to advocate for

the curbside recycling program in

Minot. He said, MSU outsources to

Earth Recycling but it does not in-

clude plastics.

The Mayor thanked him for his com-

ments and said the process is mov-

ing forward with the construction of a

transfer facility. He mentioned how-

ever, the program will include

residential services but that does not

include the MSU campus.

Jason Sorenson, Assistant Director

of Public Works provided a brief up-

date to the Council regarding the

Superfund Site. He said, he and the

City Attorney have had multiple

meetings with the EPA over the last

couple months. The EPA is currently

drafting documents for the State.

The draft documents should be

wrapped up in May and then they

would be ready to go court and get

the documents modified. The Park

District is drafting a work plan to out-

line details of the work to be done.

Sorenson said he is working on an

updated operations and mainte-

nance manual.

Podrygula thanked Kevin Braaten,

the Street Superintendent, and his

crew at Public Works for giving him

a tour of the brine facility, which the

staff fixed up themselves. He had a

chance to go out with the asphalt

crew and use the new equipment

that was recently approved by Coun-

cil. It should make a major difference

in patching streets. He said he looks

forward to more tours.

Mayor Sipma said the Fire Depart-

ment has been exceptionally busy

and he reminded everyone to be

mindful of the dry conditions and the

burn ban in place.

There being no further business,

Pitner moved Ross seconded and

carried unanimously to adjourn the

meeting at 7:32 pm

APPROVED: Shaun Sipma, Mayor;

ATTEST: Kelly Matalka, City Clerk –

PURSUANT TO NDCC 40-01-09.1,

THESE MINUTES PUBLISHED

SUBJECT TO THE COUNCIL’S RE-

VIEW AND REVISION.

(April 15, 2021)

MINOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

DISTRICT #1

215 2nd Street SE

Minot, ND 58701

Notice is hereby given that a sealed

bid will be received at the Purchas-

ing Office of Minot Public School

District #1, Ward County, North

Dakota, on the following:

One Medium Height Roof AWD

Cargo Van

Specifications and requirements can

be obtained at the Purchasing Of-

fice, of the Minot Public Schools, at

215 2nd Street SE, Minot, ND

58701.

All bids are to be F.O.B. Minot,

North Dakota.

The School Board reserves the right

to reject any or all bids, to waive any

informality in any proposals. All

items as specified or approved

equal.

Bids must be submitted to the Pur-

chasing Office no later that 10:00

am, Monday, April 26, 2021.

Dated at Minot, County of Ward,

North Dakota, and this April 12,

2021 by order of the School Board

of the Minot Public School District

#1.

Barry L. Brooks

Supervisor Purchasing / Transporta-

tion

215 2nd Street SE

Minot, ND 58701

(April 15, 2021)

NOTICE

District 3 of the ND Republican Party

will hold a Caucus/Organization

meeting at Living Word Lutheran

Church, 710 46th Ave NE on April

24th at 10am. Election of officers

will be held. Amber Vibeto – District

Chair

(April 15, 2021)

NOTICE OF PETITION FOR NAME

CHANGE

IN DISTRICT COURT, WARD

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Petition for

Name Change of Vasily Alekseevich

Shipunov.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Peti-

tion in the above-entitled matter will

be filed with the Clerk of District

Court for Ward County, North Dako-

ta, requesting an Order changing the

name of Vasily Alekseevich Shi-

punov (current full, legal name) to

Vasily Shipunov Levin (requested

full, legal name).

Pursuant to N.D.C.C. 32-28-02, thir-

ty days previous notice of the in-

tended application must be given in

the official newspaper printed in this

county. You are hereby notified that

thirty days after publication, peti-

tioner intends to file a petition re-

questing entry of the Court’s Order

changing the name of Vasily Alek-

seevich Shipunov (current full, legal

name) to Vasily Shipunov Levin (re-

quested full, legal name). Any objec-

tion to granting this name change

must be given in writing to the ad-

dress listed below within 30 days of

the date of this publication. The writ-

ten objection must also be filed with

the Court. If no objections are given,

the Court may respond to the Peti-

tion without further hearing.

Dated this 11th day of April, 2021.

/s/ Vasily Alekseevich Shipunov

Vasily Alekseevich Shipunov

21 11th Ave. NW

Minot, ND 58703

(April 15, 2021)

NOTICE

The 24th Annual Meeting for policy-

holders of Hartland Mutual In-

surance Company will be held on

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

at the Sleep Inn, 2400 10th St. SW,

Minot, North Dakota. Registration for

the meeting will begin at 1:30pm. In

addition to the business meeting, a

pie and coffee social will be provid-

ed.

(April 15, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Case No: 51-2021-PR-00045

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF

WARD COUNTY, STATE OF

NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of Donna

Rae Coffin, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the undersigned have been appoint-

ed personal representatives 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

Kyli Jo VanWinkle and Romi Jo L.

Melendez, personal representatives

of the estate in care of Brandon

Rowenhorst, Rowenhorst Law, 122

South Main, Suite D., Minot, North

Dakota 58701 or filed with the Court.

Dated this 25th day of March, 2021.

/s/Kyli Jo VanWinkle

Kyli Jo VanWinkle, Co-Personal

Representative of the Estate of Don-

na Rae Coffin

/s/Romi Jo L. Melendez

Romi Jo L. Melendez, Co-Personal

Representative of the Estate of Don-

na Rae Coffin

/s/Brandon Rowenhorst 3-25-2021

Brandon Rowenhorst

Rowenhorst Law, T: (701)340-9788,

E-Mail: Office@rowenhorstlaw.com

Attorney for the Personal Represen-

tatives

122 South Main, Suite D.

Minot, ND 58701

(April 1-8-15, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Case No. 51-2021-PR-00071

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF

WARD COUNTY, STATE OF

NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of

David L. Eliason, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the undersigned have been appoint-

ed co-personal representatives of

the above estate. All persons having

claims against the said deceased

are required to present their claims

within three (3) months after the date

of the first publication or mailing of

this notice or said claims will be for-

ever barred. Claims must either be

presented to Iver J. Eliason and El-

len Meadows, co-personal represen-

tatives of the above-named estate,

in care of Louser & Zent, P.C., Town

& Country Center, 1015 South

Broadway, Suite 15, Minot, North

Dakota 58701, or filed with the

Court.

Dated this 7th day of April, 2021.

/s/Iver J. Eliason

Iver J. Eliason

1203 15th Avenue Southwest

Minot, ND 58701

/s/Ellen Meadows

Ellen Meadows

2745 Heritage Drive

Minot, ND 58703

Brenda M. Zent (ID#04300)

LOUSER & ZENT, P.C.

Town & Country Center

1015 South Broadway – Suite 15

Minot, ND 58701

Telephone No. (701) 837-4846

Attorneys for the Co-Personal

Representatives

(April 15-22-29, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 51-2021-PR-00075

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF

WARD COUNTY, STATE OF

NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of Susan

A. Summers, 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 re-

quired to present their claims within

three months after the date of the

first publication or mailing of this no-

tice or said claims will be forever

barred. Claims must either be

presented to George Summers, per-

sonal representative of the estate at

c/o Law Office of Diane K. Lautt,

PLLC, PO Box 1945, Minot, North

Dakota 58702-1945, or filed with the

Court.

Dated this 8th day of April, 2021.

/s/George Summers

George Summers

2529 8th Street NW

Bismarck, ND 58503

LAW OFFICE OF DIANE K. LAUTT,

PLLC

/s/ Diane K. Lautt

Diane K. Lautt (ID 07243)

Attorney for Petitioner/Personal

Representative

PO Box 1945

Minot, ND 58702-1945

701-852-3060

diane@lauttlaw.com

(April 15-22-29, 2021)

SUMMONS

CIVIL NUMBER: 51-2021-CV-00498

IN THE STATE OF NORTH

DAKOTA, COUNTY OF WARD

IN THE DISTRICT COURT, NORTH

CENTRAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT

U.S. Bank National Association,

Plaintiff,

v.

Kyle A. Sturdefant; any person in

possession, and all persons unk-

nown, claiming any estate or interest

in, or lien or encumbrance upon, the

real estate described in the com-

plaint,

Defendants.

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFEN-

DANTS:

1. To the above-mentioned Defen-

dants including all persons unk-

nown, claiming any estate or interest

in, or lien or encumbrance upon, the

real estate described below and in

the complaint.

2. You are hereby summoned and

required to appear and defend

against the Complaint in this action,

which is herewith served upon you,

by serving upon the undersigned a

copy of an Answer or other proper

response within twenty-one (21)

days after the service of this Sum-

mons upon you, exclusive of the day

of service.

3. If you fail to do so, Judgment by

default will be taken against you for

the relief demanded in the Com-

plaint.

4. This Summons and Complaint will

be filed with the Clerk of this Court.

5. This action relates to the foreclo-

sure of a mortgage upon the follow-

ing described real property in the

County of Ward, State of North

Dakota:

Lot 24, Block 7, Northdale First Ad-

dition to the City of Minot, Ward

County, North Dakota.

Property Address: 2612 6th Street

NW, Minot, ND 58703

6. The Plaintiff is not seeking a per-

sonal judgment against the

above-named Defendants.

Date: January 21, 2021

/s/ Scott S. Skeen

Scott S. Skeen

376 East 400 South, Suite 300

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tel: 801-355-2886

Email: scott@hwmlawfirm.com

Bar Number: 09334

HWM: ND10238

(April 1-8-15, 2021)

Surrey City Council Regular Mtg

4/5/2021

Mayor: C Tollefson

Council Members: S Fennewald, T

Gantzer , J Johns, & B Dickinson

City Attorney: A Schultz

City Auditor: A Trana

City Clerk: T Beck

Also Present: Officer Olson, AJ

Waller, J Doyle

Public: Sergeant Houston, Trooper

Olson, many residents.

Mayor Tollefson called the meeting

to order at 7:00 p.m. with roll call be-

ing taken and leading the public into

recital of Pledge of Allegiance. An-

nouncement of Equalization was

made having to reschedule the

meeting for April 12th to hear and

approve the 2021 tax valuations for

the City which will be presented by

the county. Johns/Gantzer MSP to

approve the March Regular, all of

the March Special, and the two April

Special meeting minute sets with re-

visions needed to include separating

the Police portion of the March Reg-

ular to a Special set, using the refer-

ence of “firing” the City Administrator

in the motion made on March 31st

instead of “dismissing”, and the word

“figured” instead of “not knowing” on

the April 2 meeting set that was held

first. Officer Olson reported in lieu of

the Chief’s absence. Johns / Fen-

newald MSP to accept the Third

Watch quote for a pre-approved new

Police Department vehicle. Gantzer/

Dickinson MSP to accept resignation

of Officer Connor Kircher and thank

him for his service with the City of

Surrey. Fennewald/Gantzer MSP to

allow for the attorney to address the

topic of council quorum as current

conditions leave the City with 2 emp-

ty member positions being fulfilled.

Mr. Schultz confirmed that a quorum

would be satisfied with four

members present. Mayor Tollefson

attempted to proceed with his order

to discuss firing the City Administra-

tor, and members made the point it

was not a topic of agenda. Recess

occurred. The meeting reconvened.

Fennewald/Dickinson MS to add

the item of addressing the City

Administrator’s Order of Leave to

the agenda. Roll call vote:

Fennewald-Aye, Dickinson-Aye,

Gantzer-Nay, Johns-Aye. Motion

passed. Mr. Fennewald suggested

that all members, including the May-

or. resign their positions concluding

that everyone had been part of past

personal conflicts that do not allow

them to work together properly to

conduct business. Mayor Tollefson

thanked him for his statement and

read out-loud his reasons for ter-

minating Administrator Fugere. Mr.

Fennewald moved to reinstate Ms.

Fugere into her position as Surrey

City Administrator. Motion 2nd by

Ms. Gantzer. Roll Call Vote:

Fennewald-Aye, Gantzer-Aye,

Johns, Nay, Dickinson-Nay. With a

tie, Mayor Tollefson voted Nay. Mo-

tion failed. Mr. Dickinson moved to

terminate Ms. Fugere from her Ad-

ministrator position with the City of

Surrey. Motion 2nd by Ms. Johns.

Roll Call Vote: Mr. Dickinson-Aye,

Ms. Johns-Aye, Mr. Fennewald-Nay,

Ms. Gantzer-Nay. With tie break re-

quired Mayor Tollefson voted-Aye.

Motion carried. Fennewald/Johns

MSP to approve the March payroll,

financial reports, and vouchers to be

paid. Johns/Fennewald MSP to ap-

prove the bid from All Electric for

equivalent replacement of fixtures at

the Ron Burn Walking Path which

would provide brighter lights, a

1-year installation warranty, and a

5-year manufacturer’s warranty for

$1,450.00 to be paid for from the

HWY Fund. Gantzer/Dickinson

MSP to accept the 2nd and Final

reading of Ordinance NO.13.0400

authorizing the Grant of Cable Com-

munication Franchise through Midco

Cable exist in the City of Surrey.

The auditor reported that Ward

County executed hiring of a new

building inspector. Johns/Dickinson

MSP to accept the Gaming Site Au-

thorization for Devils Fire to grant

American Legion Post 91 to have

gaming activities on site. The

members were presented with

residential complaint forms. Johns

moved to table both complaints.

Motion died for lack of second.

Fennewald/Johns MSP to censure

Mr. Dickinson for the derogatory

comments used within the residen-

tial complaint that would provide

cause for the members to not being

able to work together sensibly. Roll

Call Vote: Mr. Fennewald-Aye, Ms.

Johns-Aye, Mr. Dickinson-Aye, Ms.

Gantzer-Aye. Motion carried. Fen-

newald / Gantzer MSP to censure

the Mayor for residential complaint

against improper use of position,

verbal abuse to council, and show-

ing incompatibility with staff. Roll

Call Vote: Mr. Fennewald-Aye, Ms.

Gantzer-Nay, Ms. Johns-Nay, Mr.

Dickinson-Nay. Motion failed.

Johns/Dickinson MSP to approve to

create a Beautification Fund by

transferring $2,000.00 from the Gen-

eral Fund to cover the costs needed

to cover the project to plant flowers

on Pleasant Ave. Fennewald/

Gantzer MSP to contract service

through Curb to Curb with spending

up to $3,500.00 to have the street

sweeping complete. Fennewald/

Johns MSP to proceed with neces-

sary repairs through Dakota Truck &

Farm for the dump truck. Auditor

expressed concerns for the newly

decided upon open office position

with having been kept out of the

loop on core transactions that will

need to be learned and addressed

for the City. All members agreed to

hold a Special Meeting on April 12,

2021 at 6:30 to address the open of-

fice position plus the attorney of-

fered that that all open records re-

quests be sent to his office. Meeting

adjourned at 9:22 p.m.

Bills: 4 Acres Welding-$258.48, NW

Tire-$61.18, ND One Call-$20.50, A

Olson-$4.00, Karma-$69.68, Sun

Life-$45.81, SRT-$1741.49, Otter-

tail-$2,039.79, Verendrye-$995.00,

Verizon-$4,444.85, Surrey Park Dis-

trict-$3,000.00, BNSF-$215.24, Fer-

guson- $8,290.05, Gooseneck-

$286.14, Burlington Electric-

$508.80, Broadway Printing-

$728.13, First International Ins-

$57.00, First District Health Unit-

$50.00, Aramark- $127.20, NW Tire-

$151.27, Napa- $23.99, Spartan

Firearms- $94.00, Kim Shaw-

$169.39, McGee, Hankla, Backes

PC- $200.00, Starion Bond Svs-

$243,788.75, Team Lab-$2,069.00,

Circle Sanitation-$5,820.50, Minot

Daily News-$808.64, Gaffaney’s-

$121.10, Sundre-$185.89, AE2S

Inc-$242.00, Trinity Health-$10.00,

Diane Fugere-$12.32, Mac’s-$41.14,

O’Reilly’s-101.53, Home of Econo-

my-$79.95, Menards-$299.68, John

Doyle-$181.97, United Community

Bank-$14,012.00, AE2S Opera-

tions-$7,100.00, NPRW-$7221.00,

MDU-$270.23, Lowe’s Print-

ing-$40.00, Bremer Bank Card

Svs-$1,952.89, Axon Enterprises-

$548.62, Conputech- $411.00,

Cenex Fleet-$411.00

(April 15, 2021)

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