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Michael E. Juntunen (ND04072) OLSON, JUNTUNEN, SANDBERG & BOETTNER 322 Demers Ave., Ste. 400; P.O. Box 5788 Grand Forks, ND 58206-5788 Ph: 701-775-4688; Fax: 701-775-2440 mjuntunen@ojs-law.com Attorneys for: Personal Representative Probate No. 18-2021-PR-00177. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GRAND FORKS COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Richard E. Daws, 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 of this notice or service of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Estate of Richard E. Daws, c/o Olson, Juntunen, Sandberg & Boettner, Personal Representative of the Estate, at 322 Demers Ave., Ste. 400., Grand Forks, ND 58201, or filed with the Court. Dated this 10th day of December, 2021 /s/ Robert Daws Co-Personal Representative /s/ Susan Feick Co-Personal Representative Michael E. Juntunen OLSON, JUNTUNEN, SANDBERG & BOETTNER P.O. Box 5788 Grand Forks, ND 58206-5788 Attorney for Personal Representative First publication on the 25th day of May , 2022 (May 25; June 1 & 8, 2022) 66577
NOTICE OF PETITION TO VACATE PORTION OF ALLEY SHOWN ON PLAT OF AUDITOR’S SUBDIVISION NO. 2 Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed with the city auditor to vacate the southerly 2.125 feet of Independence Avenue, located behind 628 Reeves Drive, shown as dedicated alley on the plat of Auditor’s Subdivision No. to the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Notice is further given that the city council has set the 5th day of July, 2022 at 5:30 o’clock in the evening in the council chambers in City Hall in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, as the time and place for hearing said petition, and at said time and place all persons interested may submit testimony, evidence or argument either for or against said petition. Dated: May 16, 2022 Maureen Storstad City Auditor (May 25; June 1, 8, and 15, 2022) 66573
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING OF LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE Notice to the public is hereby given that the city council proposed to amend the Land Development Code of the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, to make the following changes in regulations and restrictions of the city of Grand Forks: To amend the text of the Land Development Code, Chapter XVIII, of the Grand Forks City Code of 1987, as amended, amending Section 18-0301 (3) of the Land Development Code, relating to off-premise sign spacing. Pursuant to Sections 40-47-04 and 40-47-05 of the North Dakota Century Code, as amended and Section 18-1001 of the Grand Forks City Code of 1987, as amended, notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of June 2022 in the council chambers in City Hall in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, at the hour of 5:30 o’clock p.m., a public hearing will be held by the city council of the city of Grand Forks at which time all citizens and interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard upon the aforementioned changes. Copy of said proposed changes in regulation, restriction or boundary as hereinbefore described is available to the public for inspection and/or copying at the office of the city auditor in City Hall. Dated: May 16, 2022. Maureen Storstad City Auditor (seal) (May 25; June 1, 2022) 66568
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING OF ZONING ORDINANCE Notice to the public is hereby given that the city council proposes to amend the zoning ordinance of the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, to make the following changes in zoning regulations, restrictions or boundaries of the city of Grand Forks: The Zoning Map of the city of Grand Forks, established by Section 18-0205(2), of the Grand Forks City Code of 1987, as amended, is hereby amended as follows: To rezone and exclude from A-2 (Agricultureal Urban reserve District and to include within Grand Valley PUD (Planned Unit Development), Concept Development Plan, all of the east hald of Section 33, Township 151 North Range 50 West of the Principal Meridian to the Grand Forks County to the city of Grand Forks including Grand Valley First Addition located at South Washington Street and 62nd Avenue South, Grand orks, ND. All conditions and regulations relating thereto are prescribed in 18-0223 of the Grand Forks City Code and future amendments theretom together with the attached/approved Grand Valley PUD, Concept Development Plan of the described district area. Pursuant to Sections 40-47-04 and 40-47-05 of the North Dakota Century Code, as amended, and Section 18-1001 of the Grand Forks City Code of 1987, as amended, notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of June, 2022, in the council chambers in the City Hall in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, at the hour of 5:30 o’clock p.m., a public hearing will be held by the city council of the city of Grand Forks, at which time all citizens and interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard upon the aforementioned changes. Copy of said proposed change in regulations, restriction or boundary as hereinbefore described is available to the public for inspection and/or copying at the office of the city auditor in City Hall. Dated: May 16, 2022 Maureen Storstad City Auditor (May 25; June 1, 2022) 66563

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND THE STREET AND HIGHWAY PLAN TO INCLUDE PUBLIC R/W SHOWN AS DEDICATED ON PLAT OF GRAND VALLEY FIRST ADDITION Notice to the public is hereby given that the city council proposes to amend the Street and Highway Plan of the city of Grand Forks to include the public rights of way shown as dedicated on the plat of Grand Valley First Addition to the city of Grand Forks, ND (located at 62nd Avenue South and South 20th Street). Pursuant to Section 40-48-16 of the North Dakota Century Code, as amended, notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of June, 2022, in the council chambers in the City Hall in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, at the hour of 5:30 o’clock p.m. a public hearing will be held by the city council of the city of Grand Forks, at which time all citizens and interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard upon the afore-mentioned proposal. Dated: May 16, 2022 Maureen Storstad City Auditor (seal) (May 25; June 1, 2022) 66556
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND THE STREET AND HIGHWAY PLAN TO INCLUDE PUBLIC R/W SHOWN AS DEDICATED ON PLAT OF DESOTO THIRD RESUBDIVISION Notice to the public is hereby given that the city council proposes to amend the Street and Highway Plan of the city of Grand Forks to include the public rights of way shown as dedicated on the plat of Desoto Third Resubdivision to the city of Grand Forks, ND (located at 3450 South 18th Street). Pursuant to Section 40-48-16 of the North Dakota Century Code, as amended, notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of June, 2022, in the council chambers in the City Hall in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, at the hour of 5:30 o’clock p.m. a public hearing will be held by the city council of the city of Grand Forks, at which time all citizens and interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard upon the afore-mentioned proposal. Dated: May 16, 2022 Maureen Storstad City Auditor (seal) (May 25; June 1, 2022) 66554
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY TO THE CITY OF GRAND FORKS Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed by the property owners requesting the annexation to the city of Grand Forks of the following described property, together with the full width of all platted streets and public rights of way contiguous thereto, to-wit: To annex all of Grand Valley First Addition to the City of Grand Forks and all of Auditors Subdivision No. 46, except any parts previously annexed. Said annexation contains 4,014,149 Square Feet or 92.15 acres, more or less and is shown on the attached map, which is by reference made a part thereof. The ordinance to annex said premises will be considered by the city council of the City of Grand Forks at its meeting to be held at 5:30 o’clock p.m. on July 5, 2022. Dated: May 16, 2022 City of Grand Forks, ND Maureen Storstad, City Auditor (May 25; June 1, 2022) 66547
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GRAND FORKS COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA Probate No. 18-2022-PR-00078 In the Matter of the Estate of Irene E. Zon, 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 of this notice or service of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Cynthia L. Russell, Personal Representative of the Estate, at 1509 4th Avenue North, Grand Forks, ND 58203, or filed with the Court. Dated this 18th day of May, 2022. /s/ Cynthia L. Russell Personal Representative Zachary J. Boettner OLSON, JUNTUNEN, SANDBERG & BOETTNER 322 DeMers Avenue, Suite 400 P.O. Box 5788 Grand Forks, ND 58206-5788 Attorney for Personal Representative (May 25; June 1 & 8, 2022) 66518

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GRAND FORKS COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA Probate No. 18-2022-PR-00079 In the Matter of the Estate of Gary Bratlie, 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 of this notice or service of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Janet Bratlie, Personal Representative of the Estate, at 108 North Adams Street, Northwood, ND 58267, or filed with the Court. Dated this 18th day of May, 2022. /s/ Janet Bratlie Personal Representative Laura D. Cobb OLSON, JUNTUNEN, SANDBERG & BOETTNER 322 DeMers Avenue, Suite 400 P.O. Box 5788 Grand Forks, ND 58206-5788 Attorney for Personal Representative (May 25; June 1 & 8, 2022) 66514
Request for Qualifications Construction Manager at-Risk (CMaR) Warwick Public School District #29 Warwick, ND Warwick Public Schools is planning a middle school addition that will consist of classrooms, offices, a middle-school commons, public toilet rooms and related support spaces. In addition, they will be relocating the current playground. Upon approval of the Warwick Public School Board of Education, the delivery method for this project will be through a Construction Manager at Risk; including specific criteria required by Warwick Public Schools. The successful CMaR for this project must be able to comply with the schedule and other specific criteria established by the District. TERO and tax laws will be applied. Responses to the Request for Qualifications are due no later than Friday, June 16, 2022 by 12:00 PM CDST. Information packets outlining the format for the Request for Qualifications may be obtained by contacting the following: Warwick Public Schools Attn: Angela Brandt, Superintendent 210 4th Avenue Warwick, ND 58381 P: (701) 294-2561 Email: Angela.Brandt@k12.nd.us (May 25; June 1, 2022) 66508
INITIAL RESOLUTION FOR LIMITED TAX CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND BONDS BE IT RESOLVED by the County Commission of Grand Forks County, North Dakota (the “County”), that it is necessary and expedient for the County to issue its limited tax capital projects fund bonds as hereafter described: 1. The maximum amount of bonds proposed to be issued is $35,000,000. 2. The purpose for which the bonds are proposed to be issued is to provide funds, together with any other funds available, to renovate and construct an addition to the County Correctional Center and to otherwise improve correctional facilities and property. 3. The assessed valuation of all taxable property in the County, as defined in Section 21-03-01, N.D.C.C., is $3,515,602,613 as last finally equalized for the year 2022. 4. The total amount of bonded indebtedness of the County, all issued for County building purposes, is $4,425,000, less $4,447,658 in bond sinking funds for the payment thereof. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the principal of, premium, if any, and interest to be paid on the Limited Tax Capital Projects Fund Bonds shall be paid from that portion of the tax levies authorized by Section 57-15-06.6, N.D.C.C. (Capital Projects Levy), as necessary for such payments, and, in the event the Limited Tax Capital Projects Fund Bonds are issued, the tax levies authorized by Section 57-15-06.6 shall be dedicated to the repayment of principal of, premium if any, and interest on the Bonds. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any owner of taxable property within the County may within 60 days after publication of this Resolution, file with the County Auditor a written protest against the issuance of the Bonds, and the County Commission shall meet on August 2, 2022, at 4;00 p.m. at the County Commission Room, Grand Forks County Office Building, 151 South 4th Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota, for the purpose of determining the sufficiency of any protest so filed and of taking any such further action with respect to this Initial Resolution as it deems necessary and expedient. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to cause this Resolution to be published in the official newspaper of the County. Dated: May 17, 2022. /s/ Thomas Falck Chair, Board of County Commissioners ATTEST: /s/ Debbie Nelson County Auditor (May 25, 2022) 66415
ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS Bids for the construction of Alley Electrical Service Modifications (between N 3rd St. & N 4th St. from 2nd Ave. N to University Ave.), Project No. 8357 will be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022. For this project, bids will only be received and accepted via the online electronic bid service through QuestCDN.com. To access the electronic bid form, download the project documents and click on the online bid button at the top of the bid advertisement page. Prospective bidders must be on the Planholder list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted. Project scope of work includes the following approximate quantities: Electrical Equipment Removals, Pavement Removals, Building Electrical Disconnections, Modifications, and Reconnections, 600LF 2in Conduit, 200LF 2.5in Conduit, 1000LF 4in Conduit, 1800LF 1/0 AWG Conductors, 3800LF 750kcmil Conductors, 600LF 250kcmil Conductors, Pavement Patching, and other miscellaneous electrical work on buildings. Each bid must have a pdf document (uploaded to Quest VirtuBid) which contains an acceptable bidder’s bond in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid, executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principal’s bid be accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of award, will execute a contract in accordance with the term of the bid and a contractor’s bond as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the Grand Forks City Council. Each bid shall also contain a pdf document (uploaded to Quest VirtuBid) of the license or certificate of renewal thereof issued by the secretary of state which will be uploaded. Bidder must be licensed for the full amount of the bid. No bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the above provisions as to bond and license. The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids and/or to waive any informality in the bids received and to accept any bid deemed to be most favorable to the interest of the City of Grand Forks. The work, if awarded, shall be completed by Friday July 8, 2022. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at http://www.grandforksgov.com/business/bids-rfp/-fsiteid-1 or www.questcdn.com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #8216677 on the Project Search page and selecting “View Plans”. Documents may be downloaded for $15.00 and bidders will be charged a fee of $30.00 to submit a bid electronically. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, online bidding and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project plans, specifications, bidding instructions, and proposals may be seen at the office of the Grand Forks City Engineer, (701-746-2640) 255 North 4th St., P. O. Box 5200, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58206, or at the Grand Forks Builders & Traders. Plans and proposal documents may be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $80 per set. Maureen Storstad Director of Finance & Administrative Services (SEAL) (May 25; June 1 & 8, 2022) 66237
GRAND FORKS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING May 3, 2022 – 4:00 P.M. The Board met pursuant to adjournment with Commissioners Falck, Rost, Engen and Knauf present. Commissioner Pic was absent. Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to approve the minutes of the April 19, 2022 meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Engen, seconded by Knauf, to approve the order of the agenda, adding the County Engineer after item 8. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Knauf, seconded by Rost, to approve the consent agenda. Items in the consent agenda included: bills as submitted by the County Auditor, check #41009 - Aflac Group- $331.4, 41010 - Combined Insurance Co of America- $639.02, 41011 - DCI Credit Service Inc- $351.99, 41012 - Florida State Disbursement Unit- $163.39, 41013 - Fraternal Order of Police- $114, 41014 - Ingenuity Rm, LLC- $195.46, 41015 - Medico Life and Health Insurance Co- $106, 41016 - Messerli & Kramer- $351.99, 41017 - ND F.O.P.- $700, 41018 - Rodenburg Law Firm-Fargo- $156.53, 41019 - Sd Child Support- $185, 41020 - USAble Life- $27, 41021 - City of Larimore (Hwy)- $71.73, 41022 - 1101 Dental Pllc- $805, 41023 - 3-D Specialties- $54.89, 41024 - Abbco Tools LLC- $1290.95, 41025 - Accurate Controls- $4923, 41026 - Advanced Engineering & Environmental Ser- $4620, 41027 - Alerus Center- $12732.69, 41028 - All Season’s Garden Center- $660, 41029 - Altru Clinic-Main- $1383.5, 41030 - Anderson Dorinda- $140.99, 41031 - Anderson, Kari J- $945, 41032 - Asleson Alisha- $281.46, 41033 - At & T Mobility- $95, 41034 - Axon Enterprise Inc- $3797.84, 41035 - Baseview Petroleum Inc- $4630, 41036 - Cameron, Meigan- $460.47, 41037 - Canon Financial Services- $39.29, 41038 - City of Grand Forks-Fire Dept- $57, 41039 - City of Grand Forks-Water- $28.31, 41040 - Connect Interiors LLC- $1536.74, 41041 - Deere Credit Inc- $26462.77, 41042 - Election Systems & Software In- $104.52, 41043 - Empowered Solutions LLC- $141.6, 41044 - Enterprise Rent-A -Car- $485.8, 41045 - Fargo Municipal Court- $400, 41046 - Galbraith Francis M- $28, 41047 - GF Cnty Treasurer- $12026.06, 41048 - GF Public Health Department- $75210.27, 41049 - GF Welding & Machine- $372.54, 41050 - Grand Sky Construction Company LLC- $164764.4, 41051 - Gregory J Norman Funeral Home- $2300, 41052 - Gudajtes Amber- $26.33, 41053 - Hammen Linda- $330, 41054 - Heitmann Jan- $120, 41055 - Helgeson Theresa Anne- $135.8, 41056 - Icon Architectural Group- $45966.5, 41057 - Indepth Inspections- $2291.67, 41058 - Industrial Builders Inc- $338554.72, 41059 - Intab LLC- $549.43, 41060 - Intoximeters- $140, 41061 - Jeffrey Donohoe Associates, LLC- $19000, 41062 - Johnson Controls Fire Protection Lp- $23441.36, 41063 - Kendall, Laura- $185.37, 41064 - Knutson, Jennifer- $485.04, 41065 - Krogfoss Sarah- $127.02, 41066 - Kronos- $542.49, 41067 - Laboratory Corporation of America Holdin- $59.5, 41068 - Lipp Carlson & Assoc Ltd- $150, 41069 - Lombardi Lou- $121.6, 41070 - Lovestar, Jim- $487.38, 41071 - Lunseth Plumbing & Heating- $123.7, 41072 - Manvel Oil Coop- $7914.2, 41073 - Marco Technologies LLC- $1939.82, 41074 - Marcotte, Michael C - $63, 41075 - McKesson Medical Surgical- $172.9, 41076 - Melinda Myers LLC- $1306.23, 41077 - Menards- $44.47, 41078 - Midcontinent Communications- 4446.04, 41079 - Mutch Oil Co- $2791.27, 41080 - Nan, Yehong- $50, 41081 - ND Dept of Health/Microbiology- $90, 41082 - ND DHS Finance Dept- $1479, 41083 - ND State Tax Commissioner- $20.4, 41084 - NDSU Ext Serv-Dept 3110- $45, 41085 - NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab- $185, 41086 - Nelco First Aid Inc- $118.35, 41087 - Nelson County Clerk of Court- $100, 41088 - Nelson International- $365.01, 41089 - Network Center, Inc- $41948.86, 41090 - Nodak Electric Coop- $539, 41091 - O’Reilly Auto Parts- $189.72, 41092 - O’Reilly Auto Parts #3280-Grand Forks- $31.98, 41093 - Path North Dakota Inc- $200, 41094 - Peterson Medical Clinics LLC- $50, 41095 - Polk County Sheriff- $55, 41096 - Public Financial Mgmt Inc- $1500, 41097 - Quadient Leasing USA, Inc- $205.26, 41098 - RDO Truck Center- $288.06, 41099 - Red River Refridgeration- $359.88, 41100 - Skip’s Petroleum- $3647.96, 41101 - Smette Shellie- $25.74, 41102 - Streichers- $196.99, 41103 - Swanson & Warcup, Ltd- $4100, 41104 - Taggart, Paige E.- $450, 41105 - Tech Check, LLC- $508, 41106 - Thiel Michele- $327.6, 41107 - Thur-O-Clean- $485, 41108 - Toshiba America Business Solutions- $145.06, 41109 - Toys For Trucks- $497.2, 41110 - Traill County Sheriff- $2500, 41111 - Twp of Rye Clk/Treas- $11724.76, 41112 - University of Minnesota Crookston- $438, 41113 - Vanyo Chuck- $425, 41114 - Verizon Wireless - Newark Nj- $137.5, 41115 - Vonasek, Adam J- $100, 41116 - Walla James- $208.92, 41117 - Weivoda Carpet Girl Inc- $56852.54, 41118 - Ye Ol Painters Ltd- $12450, 41119 - Yorhom Medical Essentials- $6.12 ACH payment to - Acme Electric/Tool Crib of Nor - $299, - Allstate Peterbilt - $43.86, - Allstream - $64.65, - Amundson Funeral Home - $4600, - Anderson Brothers Body Shop LLC - $4205.27, - Balco Uniform Co - $21.5, - Batteries Plus Bulbs - $49.68, - Benefit Extras Inc - $1139, - Business Essentials - $43.69, - Century Electric Inc. - $387.06, - Cintas - $200, - Cole Paper Inc. - $2964.53, - Custom Stripes Inc - $320, - Dennie’s Delivery Inc - $100, - Docu Shred Inc - $41.88, - Galls An Aramark Company - $288.87, - GF County Historical Society - $300, - Global Safety Network - $137, - Gowan Construction - $3284.68, - Guardian RFID - $168, - Home of Economy - $13.99, - Interstate Power Systems Inc - $5345.24, - Ironhide Equipment Inc - $567.12, - Marco Technologies LLC - Pa - $86.42, - Polk County DAC - $95.08, - RDO Trust Account #80-5800 - $1377.22, - Reliance Telephone Systems Inc - $110, - Royal Tire Inc - $5177.56, - Seachange Print Innovations - $19518, - Stein’s Inc. - $1039.48, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc - $17935.03, - Summit Food Services LLC - $15532.66, - UND Forensic Pathology - $6662.5, - Xcel Energy - Mpls - $657.06; employee status changes for Paula Solheim, Justine Bella, Neil Hickman, Taya McElrath, Sandra Reynoso, Jacob Marin, James Thompson, Christopher Lindgren Skjerven and Grace Gutterud; and overtime. Motion carried unanimously. Lauralee Tupa, CEO and Rachael Murphy, COO from Circle of Friends Animal Shelter, addressed the board. Moved by Engen, seconded by Rost, to approve the TNR (Trap, Neuter & Return) Program used by the Circle of Friends Animal Shelter as a solution to control the feral, stray & community cat population within Grand Forks County. Motion carried unanimously. Thomas Swoyer, Jr, President and Partner, Grand Sky Development Company, LLC addressed the board. Moved by Engen, seconded by Knauf, to approve $1,766,667 from the 21-23.036 Grand Forks Enhanced Use Lease Development Grant as follows: $1,500,000 to Thales, USA, the sole source provider based on the justification outlined in Mr. Swoyer’s memo and presentation to the Board, of a custom-built Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) system, $106,667 L3 Harris to keep our current BVLOS system up to date through the end of the calendar year and a $160,000 contingency fund. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Engen, seconded by Knauf, to approve $351,055 from the 21-23.036 Grand Forks Enhanced Use Lease Development Grant as follows: $219,055 to Skydio, Inc, the sole source provider based on the justification outlined in Mr. Swoyer’s memo and presentation to the Board of a new Skydio X2-D small Unmanned Aircraft System including spare parts and technical support, up to $100,000 to the University of North Dakota for engineering support and development of Artificial Intelligence systems and a $32,000 contingency fund. Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Engen, seconded by Rost, to approve $718,700 from the 21-23.036 Grand Forks Enhanced Use Lease Development Grant as follows: $247,700 to TruWeather Solutions, the sole source provider based on the justification outlined in Mr. Swoyer’s memo and presentation to the Board, of a new Grand Sky weather modeling and forecasting system, $406,000 to Meteomatics, the sole source provider, of the Meteodrone and Meteobase system and a $65,000 contingency fund. Motion carried unanimously. Debbie Swanson, Public Health Director, gave a COVID-19 update. Commissioner Knauf addressed the board on behalf of the Emergency Manager. Moved by Knauf, seconded by Engen, to approve the quote from Norby’s Work Perks for $3,164 for a desk for Emergency Management with the Chair’s signature to be paid with ARPA funds. Motion carried unanimously. The ARPA Expenditure Category will be 7.1. Nick West, County Engineer, gave an update on the flooding in Grand Forks County. Chief Deputy Stromberg, Sheriff Schneider and Josh Roberts-Lujan from Enterprise Fleet Management addressed the board. Moved by Rost, seconded by Engen, to authorize Sheriff Schneider to sign the Master Equity Lease Agreement, the Amendment to Master Equity Lease Agreement and the Agreement outlining that NDIRF is a satisfactory insurance provider for the lease of Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department vehicles with Enterprise Fleet Management. Motion carried with Falck, Rost and Engen voting aye and Knauf voting nay. Lou Lombardi, Veterans Service Officer, gave an update on the Veterans Treatment Court. Tom Ford, Director of Administration, addressed the board. Moved by Rost, seconded by Engen, to approve the Donovan Group LLC Survey Services Agreement for $10,000 with the Chair’s signature to conduct a survey to see if Grand Forks County residents support Home Rule for Grand Forks County and approve a budget amendment of $22,000 to the general fund miscellaneous account. The budget amendment will be for $10,000 for the survey and $12,000 for the printing and mailing. Motion carried with Falck, Rost and Engen voting aye and Knauf voting nay. The Commission directed Debbie Nelson, Finance and Tax Director, to start the process to issue a $30 million bond for the Juvenile Detention/Correctional Center expansion project and levy for the bonds with the 2022 levy. The Commission appointed Tom Ford, Director of Administration, to get estimates to repair the dome and replace the air handlers in the Grand Forks County Courthouse and contact the Historical Society and Garrison Diversion to see if there any grants available. The Commission directed Mr. Ford to contact Scott Johnson, Court Administrator to verify items that are currently being stored in the Grand Forks County Courthouse basement that belong to the State and bring back a recommendation on moving forward with clearing items from the basement. Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to approve the License Agreement with Rhombus House of Pizza, LLC with the Chair’s signature. Motion carried Haley Wamstad, State’s Attorney, addressed the board. Moved by Knauf, seconded by Rost, to approve the Contract for Defense Services with Swanson & Warcup, Ltd for mental health services from July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 with the Chair’s signature. Motion carried unanimously. Chairman Falck appointed Commissioner Knauf to serve on the Grand Forks Library Board until her Commission term expires on December 5, 2022. Moved by Rost, seconded by Engen, to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 6:19pm. The next meeting will be held on May 17, 2022 at 4:00pm. __________________ Thomas H. Falck, Chairman Grand Forks County Commission __________________ Debbie Nelson, County Auditor (May 25, 2022) 66235
PUBLIC NOTICE AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Manvel plans to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to the State of North Dakota Division of Community Services (DCS). CDBG funds are intended to provide decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities, principally for very low and low-income persons through rehabilitation and preservation, economic/job development and public facilities improvements. The application being considered would request $89,372 for a sidewalk project on Oldham Avenue. It is estimated that approximately 100% of the funds would benefit very low and low-income persons. Funds would be used for construction of sidewalks ADA curb ramps on Oldham Avenue where no sidewalks currently exist. The areas are between 8th Street and 9th Streets. Permanent involuntary displacement of neighborhood persons or businesses is not anticipated. Should it later become necessary to consider such displacement, alternatives will be examined to minimize the displacement. If no feasible alternatives exist, required/reasonable benefits will be provided to those displaced to mitigate adverse effects and hardships. Any very low and low-income housing which is demolished or converted will be replaced. A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the City office (located at 508 Oldham Avenue) to obtain citizen views and to respond to proposals and questions related to: the proposed CDBG application; community development and housing needs, including needs of very low and low-income persons, as well as other needs in the community that might be addressed through the CDBG program; and the performance of the City of Manvel in carrying out its community development responsibilities. Written comments are also welcome and must be received by Friday, June 3, 2022 and can be mailed to Manvel City Auditor Michelle Burt at PO Box 47, Manvel, ND 58256-0047. Oral and written comments will be considered in deciding whether the City of Manvel should submit an application for the proposed project to the State. Written summary information regarding comments will be available at the City Office from June 13 through June 20th by contacting Auditor Michelle Burt. A copy of the application as submitted to the State will be available for public review at the Manvel City Office after the proposed submission date of June 22. Information and records regarding the City of Manvel’s proposed and past use of CDBG funds are available at the City Office by contacting Auditor Michelle Burt. Advance notice is requested. Individuals including non-English speaking individuals who require accommodations, including appropriated auxiliary aids, translated documents or interpreters to participate in the public hearing, should contact , cityofmanvel@midconetork.com or 701-696-2316 or by calling TTY: 800-366-6888, Spanish TTY: 800-435-8590 or Relay ND Voice: 800-366-6889. (May 25, 2022) 66231
THOMPSON PUBLIC SCHOOL MINUTES OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETING APRIL 12, 2022 President Willis called the regular meeting of the Thompson Public School Board of Directors to order at 6:31 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Kolling, Norby, Gustafson, Willis, and Wolfgram were in attendance establishing a quorum. Others present: Superintendent, Secondary and Elementary Principals, Business Mgr. Guests: K Zak, B Carpenter, and D O’Neill Moved, seconded to approve the agenda as presented. MC Moved, seconded to accept March 8, 2022 regular meeting minutes. MC Moved, seconded to accept March 30, 2022 special meeting minutes. MC Moved, seconded to approve payment of Bills/PCard Stmt amount of $735,232.42. MC Reviewed/Discussed: General Fund, Activity and Hot Lunch reports. Reviewed/Discussed: Superintendent, Secondary and Elementary Principal reports. TSA students presented state projects to board. Finance committee met April 6, 2022. Discussed: Staffing, construction/summer projects, new activity bus, leasing of buses, playground, and parking lot. Policy committee met April 6, 2022. Discussed Long Range Facility Plan. Discussed Return to In Person Learning Plan. Moved, seconded Strategic Planning Meeting May 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. in TPS library. MC Moved, seconded to accept teacher resignations effective end of 2021-22 SY. MC Moved, seconded to approve one open enrollment from CV School District and one open enrollment from Northwood School District to Thompson School District. MC Bus Use Policy (IEAD) tabled to May meeting. Moved, seconded to adopt the following policy as it is written (with no changes): FBEA (Dual Credit Policy) on first reading and waive second reading to expedite the policy adoption process per board policy BDA. Upon roll call vote: Wolfgram, Willis, Norby, Gustafson, and Kolling voted yes. MC Virtual Learning Because of Weather or Other Conditions Policy (ABAC) tabled to May. Moved, seconded to change from Required Template Manual to Total Template Manual and contract with NDSBA for Policy Manual Web Hosting on school’s website. MC Moved, seconded to adopt the following policies with noted changes: DBAA (Recruitment, Hiring, & Background Checks for New Classified Personnel); DBAC (Recruiting and Hiring Teachers); DKA (Reduction-in-Force); FDF (Exchange & Non-Exchange Foreign Students); GAAC (Review & Complaints of Instructional & Resource Material) on first reading and waive second reading to expedite the policy adoption process per board policy BDA. Upon roll call vote: Wolfgram, Willis, Norby, Gustafson, and Kolling voted yes. MC Moved, seconded to amend the following policies with the noted changes: AAC (Nondiscrimination & Anti-Harassment); ABBE (Displays of Religious Objects or Documents): ABCE (Prohibition on Aiding Sexual Abuse); ACBA (Automated External Defibrillators); ACBB (Significant Contagious Diseases); ACDA (Acceptable Use); ACEA (Bullying); BDBB (Retaining an Attorney); DBBA (Drug & Alcohol Testing for Employees); DEAA (Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace); FAAA (Open Enrollment); FDB (Education of Homeless Students); FFA (Student Alcohol & Other Drug Use/Abuse); FFB (Attendance & Absences); FFD (Carrying Weapons); FFK (Suspension & Expulsion); FGDD (Student Publications & Freedom of Expression); GACB (Patriotic Exercises); GBAA (Teaching About Religion); and HBAA (Federal Fiscal Compliance) on first reading and waive second reading to expedite the policy adoption process per board policy BDA. Upon roll call vote: Wolfgram, Willis, Norby, Gustafson, and Kolling voted yes. MC Moved, seconded to amend the Board Regulation AAC-BR (Discrimination & Harassment Grievance Procedure) as presented with cited changes and make it the official board regulation of the district with one reading using policy BDA. Upon roll call vote: Wolfgram, Willis, Norby, Gustafson, and Kolling voted yes. MC Moved, seconded to approve transferring $400,000 from General Fund to Building Fund for parking lot project. MC Next meeting will be Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6:30 a.m. in the school library. Moved, seconded to adjourn at 8:10 a.m. MC Respectfully Submitted, Charla Peterson Business Manager Condensed version, detailed minutes on file at School and available on School website. (May 25, 2022) 66224
Cost-share Herbicide Sale The Grand Forks County Weed Control Board is offering cost-share herbicides to registered county landowners. Cost-share herbicides that may be available are: 2-4d, Curtail, Milestone, Roundup and Tordon. (A current pesticide certificate is required to purchase Tordon.) Herbicides will be available Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: 1637 15th Avenue NE (0.4 mile west of CR #5 and 32nd Avenue South), Grand Forks, ND 58201. For more information, contact Kevin: 218-779-4709. (May 25; June 1, 2022) 66222