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NEIL LAW FIRM. P.C. Marcus C. Skonieczny No. 09062 418 Third Street NW P. 0. Box 477 East Grand Forks MN 56721 (218) 773-0808 Attorneys for Personal Representative marcus@egflaw.com Probate No. 18-2022-PR-00112 IN DISTRICT COURT, GRAND FORKS COUNTY. NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Sharon Cellmer aka Sharon L. Cellmer aka Sharon Lee Cellmer, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS ill. 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 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 Brenda Cellrner-Monda aka Brenda Monda, Personal Representative of the Estate. at 25995 422nd Ave SW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721; Marcus C. Skonieczny, attorney at 418 3rd St NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721; or filed with the court. Dated this 10th day of August, 2022 /s/ Brenda Cellmer-Monda Brenda Cellmer-Monda aka Brenda Monda (August 17, 24 & 31, 2022) 91631
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD GRAND FORKS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 SPECIAL MEETING July 18, 2022 The Grand Forks School Board held a special meeting on Monday, July 18, 2022, via Zoom with President Eric Lunn presiding. Board Members Present: Josh Anderson, Dave Berger, Amber Flynn, Monte Gaukler, Joel Larson, Eric Lunn, Jeff Manley, Bill Palmiscno, and Cynthia Shabb. Absent: None. Student Board Members Present: Maggie Barker. Absent: Ryaan Alshami. Others Present: Dr. Terry Brenner, Superintendent of Schools; Brandon Baumbach, Business Manager; Catherine Gillach, Associate Superintendent of Secondary Education; Dr. Brenda Lewis, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education; Nichole Deneseus, GFAFB School Board Member; and Cindy Johnson, Executive Secretary. Call to Order: Noon. Motion and second carried to approve the consent agenda as amended as follows: Appointments effective August 22, 2022, of Kasandra Gregoire, 60% Art Teacher (salary $56,600); and Liz Kratochvil, Speech-Language Pathologist (salary $47,822); Resignations effective June 3, 2022, of Ian Godfrey, Social Science Teacher; Kacey Rogne, Social Science Teacher; and Christopher Loff, Math Teacher; and Resignation effective immediately of Jazmin Steidl, Grade 2 Teacher. Motion and second carried to approve the waiver of years of experience and allow 13 years of experience to be brought in for Ms. Eghan and to approve her teacher appointment (salary $58,196) effective August 22, 2022, as recommended. Motion and second carried to approve the waiver of years of experience and allow 19 years of experience to be brought in for Ms. Ladrillo and to approve her teacher appointment (salary of $68,911) effective August 22, 2022, as recommended. Motion and second carried to approve the school board committee and community liaison appointments for 2022-2023 as recommended by the school board president and superintendent. Adjourned: 12:08 p.m. (Aug. 17, 2022) 91572
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD ANNUAL MEETING July 11, 2022 The Grand Forks School Board held its annual meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022, at the Mark Sanford Education Center with President pro tem Dr. Terry Brenner and President Eric Lunn presiding. Board Members Present: Josh Anderson, Dave Berger, Amber Flynn, Monte Gaukler, Joel Larson, Eric Lunn, Jeff Manley, Bill Palmiscno, and Cynthia Shabb. Absent: None. Student Board Members Present: Ryaan Alshami and Maggie Barker. Absent: None. Others Present: Dr. Terry Brenner, Superintendent of Schools; Brandon Baumbach, Business Manager; Catherine Gillach, Associate Superintendent of Secondary Education; Melissa Buchhop, GFEA President; and Cindy Johnson, Executive Secretary. Call to Order: 6:00 p.m. Discussed: Recognition of Board Member. Motion and second carried to approve the agenda as amended. Motion and second carried to appoint Maggie Barker as a student school board member for 2022-2023. Motion and second carried to appoint Ryaan Alshami as a student school board member for 2022-2023. Declaration of 2022-2023 School Board. Election of President and Vice President. Motion and second carried to approve the minutes of June 13, 2022, as written. Public Comments: Erin McSparron. Discussed: Review School Board Norms, Valley Middle School Referendum Update. Motion and second carried to approve the consent agenda as amended as follows: Appointments effective August 22, 2022, of Mary “Ashley” Bisbee, Grade 6 Teacher (salary $50,216); Blake Boen, Physical Education Teacher (salary $43,774); Julie Christianson, Head Start Teacher (salary $51,755); Bailey Heinert, Grade 1 Teacher (salary $42,977); Rachel Honl, Special Education Teacher (salary $48,621); Emily Ismil, Math Teacher (salary $42,977); Christopher Johnsen, English Teacher (salary $42,977); Hailey Kappes, Grade 2 Teacher (salary $46,967); Jolene Kvamme, Special Education Teacher (salary $42,977); Kelly Nix, Special Education Teacher (salary $42,977); Eric Puncochar, Math Teacher (salary $42,977); Jessica Ryan, Physical Therapist (salary $50,216); Tara Ulrich, Coordinator - SAIL Program (salary $51,755); Teressa Wilde, Teacher - SAIL Program (salary $43,774); and Luke Wurdock, Math Teacher (salary $43,774); Resignations effective June 3, 2022, of Beau Simon, Social Science Teacher; and Michelle Spicer, Speech-Language Pathologist; and Resignation effective August 4, 2022, of Chris Arnold, Buildings and Grounds Director. Motion and second carried to designate the Grand Forks Herald as the official newspaper of the school district. Motion and second carried to approve the authorization of designated individuals as the authorized representatives for federal programs and competitive grants for the 2022-2023 fiscal year as follows: Title I – Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Quality Training and Recruiting - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Title III – English Language Acquisition/Enhancement - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Title VI-B (IDEA) – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Title VII – Indian Education - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Title VIII – Impact Aid - Dr. Terry Brenner and Brandon Baumbach; Title IX of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Linsey Stadstad; Indian Education Formula Grant - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Johnson O’Malley Act (Indian Education) - Dr. Brenda Lewis; Head Start - Dr. Brenda Lewis; 21st Century Community Learning - Dr. Brenda Lewis; District Homeless Liaison - Sara Munson; CLSD Grant - Amy Bartsch; and School Food Service - Wendy Mankie. Motion and second carried to approve the school board’s regular meeting schedule for 2022-2023 as follows: Monday, July 11, 2022; Monday, August 8, 2022; Monday, August 22, 2022; Monday, September 12, 2022; Monday, September 26, 2022; Monday, October 10, 2022 – begins at 5:00 p.m.; Monday, October 24, 2022; Monday, November 14, 2022; Monday, November 28, 2022; Monday, December 12, 2022; Monday, January 9, 2023; Monday, January 23, 2023; Monday, February 13, 2023; Monday, February 27, 2023; Monday, March 6, 2023; Monday, March 27, 2023; Tuesday, April 11, 2023; Monday, April 24, 2023; Monday, May 8, 2023; Monday, May 22, 2023; and Monday, June 12, 2023. Motion and second carried to rescind the Initial Resolution for General Obligation School Building Bonds. Motion and second carried to rescind the Resolution Calling a Special Election to Vote on the Question of Approving an Initial Resolution for General Obligation School Building Bonds. Motion and second carried to approve the General Fund Financial Statement for the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Motion and second carried to appoint Mrs. Cassaundra Riewer as the Lake Agassiz Elementary School associate principal effective the 2022-2023 school year with a salary of $80,436 plus an education factor of $2,200 and a 50% school factor of $1,250 for a total of $84,336. Motion and second carried to approve the waiver of years of experience and allow fifteen (15) years of experience to be brought into the district by Mr. Ruse and to approve his teacher appointment (salary $64,808) as recommended. Motion and second carried to approve the waiver of years of experience and allow twenty-two (22) years of experience to be brought into the district by Ms. Robinson and to approve her appointment (salary $73,699) as recommended. Announcements: Committee assignments survey and August 3 dinner and training. Future Requests: Information on recruitment opportunities. Adjourned: 8:12 p.m. (Aug. 17, 2022) 91569
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT COMMISSION MEETING Griggs Boardroom, City Hall, 255 N 4th Street, Grand Forks, ND Thursday, August 18th, 2022– 11:00 a.m. AGENDA Members of the Special Assessment Commission may be attending this meeting in person or electronically. Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency this meeting will be conducted via Teams. Members of the public wishing to view the live meeting of the Special Assessment Commission should contact Stefanie Coleman at 701-746-2667 prior to 10:30 am on the day of the meeting August 18th, 2022, for further information. 1. Approve Minutes a. March 23rd, 2022 – Special Assessment Commission Minutes b. July 20th, 2022 – Special Assessment Commission Minutes c. August 4th, 2022 – Special Assessment Commission Minutes 2. Assign Benefit to the following projects: a. Project #8559, District #591 – Sanitary Sewer for Southern Estates 9th Addition b. Project #8560, District #356 – Watermain for Southern Estates 9th Addition c. Project #8561, District #592 – Storm Sewer for Southern Estates 9th Addition d. Project #8562, District #767 – Paving & Street Lights for Southern Estates 9th Addition e. Project #8563, District #593 – S 30th Street Box Culvert in S.E.D 3. Other 4. Motion to Adjourn (Aug. 17, 2022) 91530

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CITY OF THOMPSON REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER June 6, 2022 The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, County of Grand Forks, ND was held June 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM. City Council President Hughes, Council Members Bergeron, Fretheim, Wojciechowski, City Auditor, Plant Services, Public Works and City Engineer Melissa Knutson (Knutson) were present. Mayor Larimer, City Administrator and Chief of Police (COP) were absent. President Hughes called the meeting to order. He confirmed the next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 7:00 PM. “Any Individual requiring special accommodations (i.e., alternative formatting of literature, an interpreter, or help in accessing the facility) should advise the city by contacting the City Auditor at PO Box 266, Thompson ND 58278, or by phone at 701-599-2973. Requests should be made seven (7) days prior to the meeting.” Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the City Council meeting minutes of May 2, 2022. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Wojciechowski motioned to approve the Financial Reports. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the payment of bills totaling $72,009.58. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Bergeron asked for clarification on the increase of the CPS bill. City Engineer Knutson explained that the company produced a searchable document of the City Ordinances that can be posted on the City Website. The document has and will continue to save staff/professional services significant time and money when researching ordinance related topics. Council member Fretheim motioned to accept Mayor Dean Larimer’s resignation as of May 18, 2022. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Knutson explained to the council what the PIP Grant entailed. The PIP Grant is currently available for up to three years. The City of Thompson was awarded the maximum first year grant for $25,000.00. The next step will be to notify identified partner organizations and schedule a meeting with them. She further explained that the meetings will likely be held on intermittent Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. but would not coincide with the regular City Council meetings. The first meeting is subject to partner organization availability, but is targeted for June 27th at 5:30 p.m., at the Thompson Community Center. Council member Wojciechowski motioned to approve moving forward with the PIP Grant. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said Aye. The motion carried. A discussion of the North Sky Agreement was led by City Engineer Knutson. She explained the agreement covers Dollar General’s inspections on their building that are not directly specified as contractor responsibility in the construction plans. The estimated cost of inspection fees was included in the building permit fees paid by Dollar General. The city would require an amendment to the agreement if costs should change. All costs will be reconciled with Dollar General prior to occupancy. Knutson confirmed that Dollar General has paid all fees for the building permit, so they are able to move forward with building. Council member Bergeron motioned to accept the North Sky Agreement. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. Bergeron and Wojciechowski said aye. Fretheim abstained. The motion carried. Council member Fretheim asked Public Works to reposition the speed sign currently attached to the light pole on 8th street to a regular steel post and position it closer to the road. Engineer Knutson reiterated that Grand Forks County will be installing more signs soon. President Hughes commented that the average speed clocked on 8th street by Chief Kurtz is between 16.08 and 17 miles per hour. President Hughes requested documentation of these speeds be included in the meeting minutes. (see attached) A question arose about the maximum speed reduction increment. Knutson indicated that due to the short distance available to slow down, “reduced speed ahead” signs are required. This will allow a greater incremental speed reduction. Knutson explained the NDDOT reviewed the Dollar General traffic study. The traffic study indicated that the criteria for left-turn construction on ND15 were met and a turn lane was recommended; however, because the criteria were marginal and estimated, NDDOT will conduct a new traffic study 1-2 years after Dollar General opens and reevaluate at that time. No turn lane is required by NDDOT at this time, and if one is required in the future, it will be funded by NDDOT safety funds. Everything the city was waiting for before letting Dollar General start their building has been fulfilled. Knutson mentioned that Polar Communications no longer plans to build next to Northdale Oil due to site constraints identified in its Planning & Zoning request submittal. Polar Communications is in the process of selecting a new location. The City Attorney advised to go with a “Warranty Bond” in place of a deposit with contractors hired by a resident to dig up the road for sewer repair. A warranty bond cannot be issued until after the all the repair work is completed. The total cost of the project is needed to figure the cost of the warranty bond. A refundable deposit of a portion of the cost could be held by the City until the bond is issued. Public Works and City Engineering will work to determine a formula for the cost of the deposit. Information was presented that by following current ordinance and policies, a sewer line issue that required cutting the street, only took two days to complete. As recommended by the City Engineer, the final paving can wait until later in the year. This will allow for preliminary settlement, as well as save costs should similar work be necessary in other areas. Discussion was had on how to notify residents of the process of repairing sewer lines and streets, with a possible list of contractors experienced and bonded in this type of work. A possible summary sheet for contractors listing the steps to proceed with this type of work may be created. Council member Bergeron inquired as to how situations are handled in the event that an individual starts a project and hasn’t followed the required steps to get a building permit. Obtaining a building permit serves to notify the City that the work is happening. Without the permit, the City has to “catch” this happening in order to address it. Often neighboring property owners are the ones who notice and report the activity. Provided the construction is in compliance, typically having the Building Inspector contact the person, and having them obtain a permit is enough. It was suggested that a generic letter be written for Building Inspector Aasen to hand out to residents in violation. The letter would explain the steps and fines associated with the situation. Where issues such as encroachments or noncompliant structures result from these activities, the City may pursue legal action to correct the noncompliant items. Where encroachments occur, the encroached property owner must be involved in these proceedings. Speed limit signs on the State Highway #15 were discussed based on a quote from 3D Specialties. It was mentioned by state patrolman, Heisler, that signs like that do cost certain cities like Grand Forks $20,000 and up. It was decided to table the discussion until Police Chief Kurtz was present. The council was advised by Heisler to get NDDOT approval before purchasing. President Hughes mentioned the crosswalk signage was a separate discussion and that the school was planning to share the cost of this signage with the city. The city was looking into a grant to aid in the city’s share of the cost. Patrolman Heisler also mentioned the importance to wearing helmets while riding in golf carts and side-by-sides. Council member Fretheim mentioned that he witnessed Police Chief Kurtz pulling over one that rolled through a stop sign and lecturing the kids. He mentioned that Chief Kurtz had also been talking to the parents. It was mentioned by Patrolman Heisler that informational meetings should be set up at the school and at city hall to inform students as well as the parents on the North Dakota State laws on this subject. It was mentioned that maybe instead of ticketing the drivers, they should site them into court to deal with the judge. Parenting is a big part of teaching kids the safe, correct, and lawful way to drive these vehicles. The City Council wishes it to be clear that Chief Kurtz has their full support when enforcing the laws regarding the use of these vehicles. Council member Fretheim motioned to adjourn. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Barb Robinson, Auditor Jeremy Hughes, City Council President (August 17, 2022) 91393
CITY OF THOMPSON ORGANIZATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER 7:00 PM - June 28, 2022 The organizational meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, County of Grand Forks, ND was held June 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Council President Hughes, Council members Bergeron, Wojciechowski, City Administrator, and Municipal Judge Bergeron were present. Council Member Fretheim, City Auditor, Chief of Police, Public Works and Plant Services were absent. Next regular city council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM “Any Individual requiring special accommodations (i.e., alternative formatting of literature, an interpreter, or help in accessing the facility) should advise the City by contacting the City Auditor, Thompson City Office, Post Office Box 266, Thompson, ND Phone: (701) 599-2973. Requests should be made seven (7) days prior to meeting.” Council President Hughes called the meeting to order. City Administrator swore in, and presented the Oath of Office to, now Mayor Hughes. Mayor Hughes swore in, and presented the Oath of Office to Council members Bergeron, Wojciechowski and Municipal Judge Bergeron. Council member Bergeron motioned to adjourn. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Auditor - Barb Robinson Mayor – Jeremy Hughes (August 17, 2022) 9392
CITY OF THOMPSON REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER July 5, 2022 The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, County of Grand Forks, ND was held July 5, 2022, at 7:00 PM. Mayor Hughes, Council Members Bergeron, Fretheim, Wojciechowski, City Administrator, Public Works and City Engineer Melissa Knutson (Knutson) were present. City Auditor, Chief of Police (COP) and Plant Services were absent. Mayor Hughes called the meeting to order. He confirmed the next regular meeting will be held Monday, August 1, 2022, at 7:00 PM. “Any Individual requiring special accommodations (i.e., alternative formatting of literature, an interpreter, or help in accessing the facility) should advise the city by contacting the City Auditor at PO Box 266, Thompson ND 58278, or by phone at 701-599-2973. Requests should be made seven (7) days prior to the meeting.” Mayor Hughes swore in, and presented the Oath of Office to Council member Fretheim. Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the City Council meeting minutes of June 6, 2022 and the Organizational Meeting of June 28, 2022. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Fretheim motioned to approve the Financial Reports. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the payment of bills totaling $70,551.16. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. The Police Monthly Report was presented. Council discussed the potential radar feedback signs on Hwy 15. Mayor Hughes will visit with Chief Kurtz as to the status of his proposal. In addition, Mayor Hughes indicated he has received comments that speeding and inappropriate use of UTV’s are the most pressing concerns of the community. He will communicate those topics with the COP as well. Council member Fretheim reported he received complaints about neighbors not picking up their trash after lighting off fireworks. The city does allow the discharge of fireworks during specific times. However, it does not monitor the clean-up. That is an issue between neighbors. Mayor Hughes informed the council that there has been some interest in the sale of fireworks within city limits. The current ordinance states that that is an offense punishable by a fine up to $500 and 30 days in jail, or both. City Administrator will confer with surrounding towns to see if/how they handle sales. Findings will be reported at the August meeting. The Public Works Monthly Report was presented. Public Works Director has confirmed with the Grand Forks County Engineer that they will schedule a meeting to stake, obtain locates and install the signs on 8th street either within the next week or two. Mosquito trap numbers continue to remain low. Spraying will continue on as needed basis.Mayor Hughes asked what the process is for monitoring the grass/leaf/branch dumpsters. There are currently four dumpsters for use. One grass/leaf, two branches, and an overflow. There are severe issues with overfilling. The city asks residents to please fill each dumpster completely before starting to dump in the next one. Council member Bergeron asked Engineer Knutson and Public Works how 3rd Street is holding up given the construction at the school. The Engineer has not done an official inspection. However, they have been monitoring it and other than a few minor items that will need to be addressed, there has been no major issues. Engineer Knutson and Building Inspector Aasen asked the council how they wish the process to be handled when proper permitting, building or otherwise, has not been obtained. It was decided that Building Inspector Aasen would first have a verbal conversation with the party. If unable to resolve, a stop work order may be issued verbally and via a certified letter. This process was approved and will be backed fully by the City Council. Engineer Knutson indicated that Polar Communications submitted another option for their building. They are in the process of negotiating with East Central Regional Water District for a spot on their property north of eighth street. Knutson reported that from the city’s perspective, there should be no issue with that placement. The first PIP Grant meeting with local partner organizations was held June 29, 2022. Attendance was low. However, great feedback was received. Examples on how the city might better include and obtain the opinions of students of all ages was given. The perceived need for a coffee/boutique business or possibly an expanded/shared sports facility was discovered. The next step is to initiate the same type of input from surrounding schools, outlying communities, etc. That meeting is scheduled to happen July 18th or 25th depending on availability. Council member Fretheim mentioned that the Living Local App will be ready to go live in two to three weeks. Promotional materials will arrive shortly. Part of the application program is to include information related to health and wellness promoted by North Dakota State Health. The department is offering free 50” televisions that will run videos about health and wellness information, while including the city app information along the side. Placement in other towns have varied but are generally in high traffic areas. Council member Fretheim will start the conversation with potential site owners for installation. Council member Bergeron inquired as to the status of the sewer/street cutting issue on 6th Street. Mayor Hughes responded that the project is complete, except for laying the asphalt. The deposit made for the project by the property owner will be held until the contractor submits a bond to replace it. The city expects the bond upon completion of the paving, which is anticipated to be this fall. In addition, the city is in the process of obtaining all invoices for services incurred by the city to resolve the issue. Per ordinance and policy, those costs will be applied to the property owner’s utility bill. A letter explaining as much will be sent to the property owner prior to the next billing cycle. Council member Fretheim discussed that some towns have the property owner’s sewer responsibilities start at the property line. Engineer Knutson indicated that that process presents its own set of issues and advises the city to leave the policy as is. The property owner is responsible for the portion they can control. Council member Fretheim discussed the placement of the sewer services under the streets. Engineer Knutson explained that that is a normal process. It takes up far less room, and is almost unavoidable. The only solutions would be to have two sewer mains running on either side of the road, behind houses, or only have houses on one side. Both options are quite expensive and not very practical. As Council member Fretheim and Wojciechowski also serve on the Thompson Day’s Committee, Council member Bergeron asked if the Committee has obtained their own liability insurance. The Committee has not met in some time. However, Council member Wojciechowski will determine where they are in the process. Council member Fretheim motioned to adjourn. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Barb Robinson, Auditor Jeremy Hughes, Mayor (August 17, 2022) 91388
CITY OF THOMPSON SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER July 25, 2022 The special meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, County of Grand Forks, ND was held July 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Mayor Hughes, Council members Bergeron, Fretheim, Wojciechowski, City Administrator and City Engineer Knutson (Knutson) were present. City Auditor, Public Works, Plant Services and Chief of Police (COP) were absent. The next regular city council meeting will be held Monday, August 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM. “Any Individual requiring special accommodations (i.e., alternative formatting of literature, an interpreter, or help in accessing the facility) should advise the City by contacting the City Auditor, Thompson City Office, Post Office Box 266, Thompson, ND Phone: (701) 599-2973. Requests should be made seven (7) days prior to meeting.” Mayor Hughes called the meeting to order and turned the floor over to City Engineer Knutson. Knutson presented information related to NDDOT TA Grant Funding. This funding is available for projects that include pedestrian and bicycle projects, safe routes to school and safe routes for non-drivers projects, conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridor projects for non-motorized users, construction of turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas along roadways, community improvement activities and environmental mitigation projects. Awarded funds may be used for construction costs only, at an 80/20 match. There is no longer a capped amount for the maximum award. Referencing a Staff Report compiled by the City of Grand Forks, the trend of using TA funds for smaller projects indicates that the benefit in many cases is cost neutral compared to if the project was completed using local funding. In addition to the financial impacts, utilizing such funds increases the staff/engineering hours required from approximately 100/200 hours to 300/700 hours per project due to the additional requirements. After considerable discussion, Knutson recommended the full City Council, or a task-oriented group, meet to determine the exact scope of the project. She will compose a number of questions to facilitate that discussion for the August 1, 2022 City Council meeting. Mayor Hughes asked the City Council if they felt the community would fully support such a project. Council member Fretheim suggested the community be surveyed to gauge their interest and support. The survey is to include the fact that some costs may be passed on to the residents. Given those findings, the City Council would have the opportunity to determine whether it is a viable project and if applying for TA Funding would be appropriate. Council member Wojciechowski motioned to delay submitting a NDDOT TA Funding application at this time, with the possibility of having a shelf-ready project available for the next round of funding. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Fretheim motioned to adjourn. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Barb Robinson, Auditor Jeremy Hughes, Mayor (August 17, 2022) 91381

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CITY OF THOMPSON REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER May 2, 2022 The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, and County of Grand Forks, ND was held May 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Mayor Larimer, Council Members Bergeron, Hughes, Fretheim, Wojciechowski, City Administrator, City Auditor, Chief of Police (COP) Plant Services and Public Works were present. Mayor Larimer called the meeting to order. He confirmed the next regular meeting will be held Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM. “Any Individual requiring special accommodations (i.e. alternative formatting of literature, an interpreter, or help in accessing the facility) should advise the City by contacting the City Auditor at PO Box 266, Thompson ND 58278, or by phone at 701-599-2973. Requests should be made seven (7) days prior to the meeting.” Council member Fretheim motioned to approve the Tax Equalization and City Council meeting minutes of April 4, 2022. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the Financial Reports. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Wojciechowski motioned to approve the payment of bills totaling $285,584.87. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Mr. Tyler Oliver of Dollar General presented various statistics with regard to the Dollar General development. He indicated that they plan to build a 9100 square foot store, with the intention of hiring 7-10 full-time employees. As of the April 4, 2002 City Council meeting, the Dollar General application had four outstanding items: payment of the building permit application fee, NDDOT Utility Easements, Septic System design and a Traffic Study (along with resolution of any applicable NDDOT requirements based on the study). Mr. Oliver indicated that they are primarily down to two items. The application fees and the Traffic Study. Dollar General requested that the building permit be issued prior to the NDDOT’s determination regarding that traffic study and potential impacts to ND15. Council member Bergeron asked when Dollar General was made aware of the NDDOT requirement for a traffic study. City Engineer confirmed it was early January 2022. The turn around for a traffic study typically is about 30 – 60 days. Current access to ND15 is permitted; the NDDOT permit holder is Northdale Oil. Village Avenue is currently City right of way, but because the permit was procured prior to the plat, Northdale Oil was the original applicant and permittee. Northdale Oil has been contacted and is aware of the situation. Council member Hughes asked what happens if the NDDOT requires changes to Hwy 15? He does not feel that the city should approve a building permit prior to having those results, due to the fact that it has the potential to adversely affect the city and a current business. Council member Wojciechowski concurred. Council member Fretheim asked that if a turn lane would be required, could Dollar General build? Engineer Knutson informed him that the project would be a NDDOT project, and most likely would not happen this year. NDDOT would require the developer to bear the costs, and may restrict Dollar General from opening and using the access until that project was completed. Dollar General has submitted the traffic report to the NDDOT Grand Forks District. The report has been forwarded to NDDOT Traffic Operations in Bismarck for their review. Because the NDDOT response will most likely be issued prior to Dollar General being able to break ground, City Engineer Knutson recommends that the city await the NDDOT recommendations before issuing the building permit. Mayor Larimer tabled the topic pending the NDDOT results. The City offered to hold a special meeting if necessary to aid in moving the project forward in an expedient manner. Chelsea Lupien presented information about Ruby’s Pantry. They are a non-profit organization that is partnering with St. Matthew’s Church. They are a Christian organization that provides food from sponsors in pop up locations. Events are typically held the third Thursday of each month. The cost for a share is $25.00. The program is open to people of any income level. Events are run entirely by volunteers, and are a great opportunity for various groups to help out their community. The group is working very hard to limit any traffic disruptions. Council member Bergeron asked if there was anything they needed from the city. One thought was help with traffic control. The council indicated that the line of communication should remain open between the Chief of Police and the organization. The next event in Thompson is scheduled for May 19th. Council member Hughes motioned to approve the Second Reading of Resolution 1.0604 – Salaries of City Officials and Appointed Officers, as is on file in the City Auditor’s office. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. The Police Monthly Report was presented. Mayor Larimer explained that we are awaiting a response from the NDDOT to determine what is acceptable. As of now, the plan is to gather all necessary information, add it to the 2023 budget, and apply for a grant to see if some of the costs might be covered. While the completion of this project has taken some time, Mayor Larimer confirmed that there have been other situations within the city that have had to take precedent recently. Council member Fretheim mentioned that the council would like the cross walk and radar sign projects be presented separately. The Public Works Report was presented. Public Works Director Aasen informed the council that he was contacted by a resident that discovered their personal sewer line, not the city main, was crushed. Unfortunately, the pipe is crushed all the way to the main. The main is located under the street. In order to fix the situation, the street will need to be cut for connection to the main. The current ordinance states that the resident is responsible for the cost of the street repair as well as a deposit in the same amount held for a year to ensure the repair holds up. City Engineer Knutson recommended that in the short term, the council approve a one-time exception to allow a warranty bond to serve as the insurance vs. a cash deposit. In the meantime, the City Engineer and City Staff will draft proposed changes to the ordinance that may allow a bond to replace the deposit, indicate that contractor must be bonded to do work within the city, and any other parameters that must be addressed. Council member Wojciechowski motioned to have corrective verbiage written into the ordinance, as well as approve a one-time exception for a warranty bond to replace the deposit for insurance on the street repair. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Public Works Director Aasen reported that the south end lift station pump needed to be replaced during the recent heavy rain/flooding event. The City Administrator is working on possible FEMA funds to help pay for the pump and other expenses incurred during the event. If successful, Public Works recommends replacing the remaining old pump to avoid this issue in the future. The other four pumps have been replaced within the last five years. Council member Bergeron discussed establishing a possible preventative maintenance schedule. As part of the Comprehensive Plan development, the city staff has started an asset management process to address that need. There was further discussion regarding sump pump water being deposited in the sewer system. Council member Bergeron asked if the city could inspect residences and possibly issue fines to deter this practice. The City Engineer described several options for detection and enforcement. The council will consider and report their decision at a later date. City Administrator Herbert reported that there has been no further communication regarding the bond refinancing. She will forward any information to the council when she receives it. Council member Fretheim motioned to adjourn. Council member Wojciechowski seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Barb Robinson, Auditor Dean Larimer, Mayor (August 17, 2022) 91379
NOTICE FOR AIRPORT CONSULTANTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Mott Municipal Airport is requesting information from qualified and experienced firms for professional airport engineering services for design and construction of a General Aviation Terminal Building to be completed in 2023. All firms requesting the guidelines for submitting information should have previous experience with the design and construction of airport buildings under the FAA Airport Improvement Program. The Airport Authority reserves the right to refuse and reject any or all responses with no costs incurred to the sponsor. Responses are due to the Mott Airport Authority by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022. Requests for information can be directed to: North Dakota Aeronautics Commission Attn: Adam Dillin, CM, ACE, IACE P.O. Box 5020 Bismarck, ND 58502 701-328-9657 adillin@nd.gov (Aug. 17, 2022) 91328
MUD ON ROADWAY POLICY JOHNSTOWN TOWNSHIP This policy refers to instances where farm or commercial activities from a owner, renter or contractor of land or property adjacent or near an JOHNSTOWN TOWNSHIP roadway that is maintained with public funds, deposits mud or other debris upon the roadway. The objective is to minimize or remove deposits from the roadway that may constitute a road safety hazard for roadway users. In particular, mud is considered to be a danger to users of the roadway because it may lead to accidents. This can be accelerated in adver.se weather conditions. Owners, renters or contractors are responsible for the following: 1. Do everything possible to prevent mud or other debris from being deposited on the roadway. 2. Use “Mud on Roadway” or “Slippery Road” signs when necessary to inform the public of the hazard. Make sure signs are positioned to give maximum visibility and warning to other road users. 3. Clean the road as necessary during the day and at the end of the working day. 4. When asked by any law enforcement agency or by township supervisors to clean the roadway, the roadway shall be cleaned within two hours of being notified. 5. The original slope of the road must be maintained when any work is done on the township right of way. 6. After removal of mud from roadway, gravel must be replaced to the original condition at owner’s expense. (Aug. 17, 24 & 31, 2022) 91198
INVITATION FOR BID AIR HANDLER AND GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS RTI Bldg. 1500, Camp Gilbert C. Grafton Devils Lake, North Dakota IFB 22-27 An electronic bid depository will be utilized for bidding. If you have never registered in Bid Express, the first step is to create an account at bidexpress.com. REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. https://bidexpress.com 2. In the upper right hand corner, Click the “Register” button 3. Complete “My Info” 4. Click “Register” button 5. Bidders are responsible for updating their Bid Express account to reflect the “Central Time” zone. Once your business is registered, email a copy of your North Dakota Contractor’s License to ng.nd.ndarng.list.dfe-contract-management@army.mil. Upon confirmation of your ND Contractor’s License, you are invited to access the electronic bid depository, (Bid Express) where the plan holders list, drawings, engineer specifications, addendums and project manual may be downloaded. Your request must include contact information which includes your name, business name, address and telephone number. The closing date for submission of bids is Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (cdt). The electronic bid depository locks promptly at 2:00 p.m. (cdt) and will not accept late bids. Bidders must begin the electronic submission process well in advance of the bid response deadline to allow for transmission and resolution of any technical difficulties. Be advised, the OWNER is not responsible for a Bidder’s failure to timely submit a Bid Response due to any technical difficulties. If you experience technical difficulties, do not contact the OWNER. You must contact the customer service department at Bid Express (888) 352-2439. Be advised, paper, faxed or emailed bids will NOT be accepted by the OWNER. Questions pertaining to the project specifications or drawings must be directed to the project architect, Shultz + Associates Architects, one week prior to the bid opening. Therefore, the deadline for questions is Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Bids will be accepted for Total Construction. All modifications to bid prices must be made by the individual bidder, through the utilization of the electronic bid depository at bidexpress.com. The OWNER is not responsible for handling or overseeing last minute modifications to bid prices. Therefore, faxed or emailed modifications to bid prices will NOT be accepted by the OWNER. Bids will be read aloud via tele-conference at 3:00 p.m. (cdt) on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. To listen to the bid opening, you must call in using the following ID and PIN Number: 701-333-2840; ID No. 32068#; PIN No. 32068# In addition to downloading from “Bid Express”, the bidding documents are on file at plan rooms and builder’s exchanges in the following North Dakota locations: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Mandan and Minot, as well as Rapid City, SD and Minneapolis, MN. IMPORTANT: Davis-Bacon Wage Rates are required for this project. Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond made payable to The Adjutant General, State of North Dakota, and executed by the bidder as principle and by a surety company authorized to conduct business in North Dakota, in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the bidder’s highest total bid combination, including all add alternates to the bid items; conditioned that if the bid is accepted and the contract awarded, the bidder within ten (10) business days after notice of such award, will effect and execute a contract in accordance with the terms of their bid and provide payment and performance bonds as required by North Dakota laws and regulations. A template entitled “AIA Document A310, Bid Bond”, is provided within the electronic project manual and should be used to execute the bid guarantee. In compliance with Section 43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, each contractor submitting a bid must upload a copy of their North Dakota Contractor’s License or certificate of renewal issued by the ND Secretary of State. Contractors must be licensed for the highest amount of their total bid combination including add alternates; and their ND Contractor’s License must have been in effect at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the bid opening. No bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the requirement herein for a bid bond and a ND Contractor’s License. Both documents must be uploaded to “Bid Express” as attachments to your bid. A Certificate of Good Standing will NOT be accepted in lieu of a North Dakota Contractor’s License. No exceptions will be made to deficient bids. The OWNER reserves the right to hold all legitimate bids for a period of thirty (30) days following the date fixed for the bid opening. It is the intent of the OWNER to award a contract to the lowest and best bidder. The OWNER further reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities, and shall incur no legal liability for the State of North Dakota for the payment of any funds until the contract is awarded and approved by the proper authorities. In compliance with Section 48-01.2-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, the successful bidder (awardee) shall be required to furnish payment and performance bonds covering the faithful performance of the contract award and the payment of all obligations thereunder, and all additional obligations required by the laws of the State of North Dakota. Each payment and performance bond shall be in an amount equal to the full amount of the contract award. Questions may be directed to the Office of the Adjutant General, Contract Management Branch, Bismarck, North Dakota, Telephone (701) 333-2068. DATED: 15 August 2022 OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, Bismarck, North Dakota By: /s/ JACKIE A. HUBER, Brigadier General, NDNG, Deputy Adjutant General, Contracting Officer (August 17 ,24 & 31, 2022) 91150
INVITATION FOR BID HVAC SYSTEM PUMP UPGRADES Bldg. 6400, Camp Gilbert C. Grafton Devils Lake, North Dakota IFB 22-28 An electronic bid depository will be utilized for bidding. If you have never registered in Bid Express, the first step is to create an account at bidexpress.com. REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. https://bidexpress.com 2. In the upper right hand corner, Click the “Register” button 3. Complete “My Info” 4. Click “Register” button 5. Bidders are responsible for updating their Bid Express account to reflect the “Central Time” zone. Once your business is registered, email a copy of your North Dakota Contractor’s License to ng.nd.ndarng.list.dfe-contract-management@army.mil. Upon confirmation of your ND Contractor’s License, you are invited to access the electronic bid depository, (Bid Express) where the plan holders list, drawings, engineer specifications, addendums and project manual may be downloaded. Your request must include contact information which includes your name, business name, address and telephone number. The closing date for submission of bids is Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (cdt). The electronic bid depository locks promptly at 2:00 p.m. (cdt) and will not accept late bids. Bidders must begin the electronic submission process well in advance of the bid response deadline to allow for transmission and resolution of any technical difficulties. Be advised, the OWNER is not responsible for a Bidder’s failure to timely submit a Bid Response due to any technical difficulties. If you experience technical difficulties, do not contact the OWNER. You must contact the customer service department at Bid Express (888) 352-2439. Be advised, paper, faxed or emailed bids will NOT be accepted by the OWNER. Questions pertaining to the project specifications or drawings must be directed to the project architect, Shultz + Associates Architects, one week prior to the bid opening. Therefore, the deadline for questions is Thursday, September 1, 2022. Bids will be accepted for Total Construction. All modifications to bid prices must be made by the individual bidder, through the utilization of the electronic bid depository at bidexpress.com. The OWNER is not responsible for handling or overseeing last minute modifications to bid prices. Therefore, faxed or emailed modifications to bid prices will NOT be accepted by the OWNER. Bids will be read aloud via tele-conference at 3:00 p.m. (cdt) on Thursday, September 8, 2022. To listen to the bid opening, you must call in using the following ID and PIN Number: 701-333-2840; ID No. 32068#; PIN No. 32068# In addition to downloading from “Bid Express”, the bidding documents are on file at plan rooms and builder’s exchanges in the following North Dakota locations: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Mandan and Minot, as well as Rapid City, SD and Minneapolis, MN. IMPORTANT: Davis-Bacon Wage Rates are required for this project. Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond made payable to The Adjutant General, State of North Dakota, and executed by the bidder as principle and by a surety company authorized to conduct business in North Dakota, in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the bidder’s highest total bid combination, including all add alternates to the bid items; conditioned that if the bid is accepted and the contract awarded, the bidder within ten (10) business days after notice of such award, will effect and execute a contract in accordance with the terms of their bid and provide payment and performance bonds as required by North Dakota laws and regulations. A template entitled “AIA Document A310, Bid Bond”, is provided within the electronic project manual and should be used to execute the bid guarantee. In compliance with Section 43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, each contractor submitting a bid must upload a copy of their North Dakota Contractor’s License or certificate of renewal issued by the ND Secretary of State. Contractors must be licensed for the highest amount of their total bid combination including add alternates; and their ND Contractor’s License must have been in effect at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the bid opening. No bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the requirement herein for a bid bond and a ND Contractor’s License. Both documents must be uploaded to “Bid Express” as attachments to your bid. A Certificate of Good Standing will NOT be accepted in lieu of a North Dakota Contractor’s License. No exceptions will be made to deficient bids. The OWNER reserves the right to hold all legitimate bids for a period of thirty (30) days following the date fixed for the bid opening. It is the intent of the OWNER to award a contract to the lowest and best bidder. The OWNER further reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities, and shall incur no legal liability for the State of North Dakota for the payment of any funds until the contract is awarded and approved by the proper authorities. In compliance with Section 48-01.2-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, the successful bidder (awardee) shall be required to furnish payment and performance bonds covering the faithful performance of the contract award and the payment of all obligations thereunder, and all additional obligations required by the laws of the State of North Dakota. Each payment and performance bond shall be in an amount equal to the full amount of the contract award. Questions may be directed to the Office of the Adjutant General, Contract Management Branch, Bismarck, North Dakota, Telephone (701) 333-2068. DATED: 15 August 2022 OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, Bismarck, North Dakota By: /s/ JACKIE A. HUBER, Brigadier General, NDNG, Deputy Adjutant General, Contracting Officer (August 17, 24 & 31, 2022) 91134
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF GRAND FORKS IN DISTRICT COURT NORTHEAST CENTRAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT In the Matter of the Petition for a Name Change of: Randall Scott Croxen File # Notice of Petition for Name Change 1. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition will be filed with the above-entitled court requesting an Order changing the Petitioner’s name of Randall Scott Croxen to Randall Scott Wood. 2. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that thirty days after publication, the Petitioner intends to file a petition requesting entry of the Court’s Order changing the Petitioner’s name. Any objection to granting this name change must be given in writing to the address listed below within 30 days of the date of this publication. The written objection must also be filed with the Court. If no objections are given, the Court may respond to the Petition without further hearing. Dated this 10th day of August 2022. Gjesdahl Law, P.C. /s/ Kari A. Losee (ND ID: 08440) Insight Professional Offices 1375 21st Avenue N Fargo, ND 58102 17 4th St. S. Moorhead, MN 56560 701-237-3009 701-239-1724 (fax) Kari@GjesdahlLaw.com Attorney for Petitioner (Aug. 17, 2022) 90950
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GASOLINE FOR THE GRAND FORKS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Public School District will accept proposals from qualified vendors to provide gasoline to be used in District vehicles. Proposals must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m., August 30, 2022. Further information regarding this RFP can be obtained by contacting Brandon Baumbach at bbaumbach020@mygfschools.org or by calling 701-787-4885. (Aug. 17 & 24, 2022) 90912
Kirk Tingum, #03864 Olson, Juntunen, Sandberg, Boettner 322 Demers Ave, Suite 400 P. O. Box 5788 Grand Forks, ND 58206 Phone: 701-775-4688 E-mail: ktingum@ojs-law.com Attorneys for: Personal Representative PROBATE NO. 18-2022-PR-00109 IN DISTRICT COURT, GRAND FORKS COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of CORY JARED ANDERSON, Also known as CORY J. ANDERSON, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication or mailing of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to the Estate of Cory Jared Anderson, c/o Olson, Juntunen, Sandberg and Boettner, P. O. Box 5788, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5788, or filed with the Court. Dated this 5th day of August, 2022. Leotta Anderson, Personal Representative (Aug. 17, 24 & 31, 2022) 90686