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GRAND FORKS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING January 19, 2021 - 4:00 P.

GRAND FORKS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
January 19, 2021 - 4:00 P.M.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment with Commissioners Pic, Falck, Rost, Engen and Knauf present. Commissioners Falck, Engen and Knauf participated via Zoom.
Moved by Knauf, seconded by Rost, to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2021 meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Knauf, to approve the order of the agenda adding the Juvenile Detention Administrator after item 5. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Falck, to approve the consent agenda. Items in the consent agenda included: bills as submitted by the County Auditor, check #37332 - City of Grand Forks- $81550, 37333 - City of Grand Forks-PSAP Communications- $67875, 37334 - GF Humane Society- $10000, 37335 - GF Public Health Department- $47682.41, 37336 - GGFYP- $1000, 37337 - Indepth Inspections- $2291.67, 37338 - Lutheran Social Services of ND- $35506, 37339 - Walsh County Sheriff- $500, 37340 - Ingenuity Rm, LLC- $543.74, 37341 - Rodenburg Law Firm-Fargo- $156.53, 37342 - United States Treasury- $91.15, 37343 - A+ Yard and Snow LLC- $2262.5, 37344 - Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.- $2884.38, 37345 - Altru Clinic Pharmacy- $18.56, 37346 - Altru Clinic-Main- $429, 37347 - Altru Clinic-Main- $1747, 37348 - Altru Health System- $492, 37349 - Altru Health System (978)- $2396.88, 37350 - Anderson Donna- $8.25, 37351 - Bert's Truck Equipment Inc.- $445.21, 37352 - C & R Laundry- $25.9, 37353 - City of Grand Forks- $8973.79, 37354 - City of Grand Forks-Water- $686.86, 37355 - Community Service Program- $1970, 37356 - East Central Regional Water District- $55, 37357 - Empowered Solutions LLC- $116.8, 37358 - Forum Communications- $1069.18, 37359 - GF Public Health Department- $426.46, 37360 - Greg's Lawn & Landscape- $5638, 37361 - Information Technology Dept- $2851.2, 37362 - Integrity Homecare and Counseling- $378.16, 37363 - Interstate Power Systems Inc- $708, 37364 - Keith's Security World- $104, 37365 - Knight Printing- $642.91, 37366 - Kronos- $515.62, 37367 - Lakes & Prairies Community Action- $520, 37368 - Little Keepers.- $1136.19, 37369 - Marco Technologies LLC- $719.96, 37370 - Mckesson Medical Surgical- $338.51, 37371 - ND Assoc of Counties (NDACO)- $2963.63, 37372 - ND Attorney General- $2171.14, 37373 - ND DHS Finance Dept- $2375, 37374 - ND State Radio Communications- $3000, 37375 - ND State Tax Commissioner- $394.77, 37376 - Networking Specialists- $206.25, 37377 - Nodak Electric Coop- $44.61, 37378 - O'Reilly Auto Parts- $343.99, 37379 - Office Depot-Chicago- $80.68, 37380 - Praxair- $55.2, 37381 - Premium Waters, Inc- $58.85, 37382 - Reliance Inmate Systems- $2000, 37383 - Reliance Telephone Systems Inc- $1140.5, 37384 - Sam's Clubmc/Syncb- $354.65, 37385 - St Croix County Sheriffs Office- $60, 37386 - Staples Business Credit- $317.94, 37387 - Thomson West- $254.41, 37388 - Valley Bone & Joint Clinic- $552.33, 37389 - Valley Dairy- $29.9, 37390 - Veoci Inc- $26000, 37391 - Verizon Wireless - Newark NJ- $217.78, 37392 - Verizon Wireless - Newark NJ- $3699.46, 37393 - Walls Medicine Center- $60.08, 37394 - Waste Management of Wi-Mn- $2311.12, 37395 - 1101 Dental Pllc- $681, 37396 - 3-D Specialties- $98.51, 37397 - Anderson Adaina Rae- $2268.14, 37398 - Aramark.- $528.5, 37399 - Border States Trophy & Awards- $700, 37400 - Cana- $25, 37401 - Catholic Charities North Dakota- $8846, 37402 - CHS Ag Services- $1199.77, 37403 - City of Grand Forks-Water- $5299.35, 37404 - CNA Surety- $50, 37405 - Cogsdell, Ryan- $45, 37406 - Dacotah Paper Co- $300.01, 37407 - Deere Credit Inc- $2985.58, 37408 - Deziel Kathy R- $895.61, 37409 - Diamond Cleaning Supply- $95, 37410 - Ecolab Pest Elimination Div- $101.96, 37411 - Fastenal- $36.71, 37412 - Fossum Diane- $300, 37413 - Frontier Precision Inc- $5725.99, 37414 - GF Cnty Treasurer- $23751.75, 37415 - GF Public Health Department- $91, 37416 - GF Welding & Machine- $1807.05, 37417 - Gregory J Norman Funeral Home- $2300, 37418 - Hartford Steam Boiler- $8558, 37419 - IBM- $1218, 37420 - Interstate Power Systems Inc- $950, 37421 - Interstate Towing & Recovery- $75, 37422 - JCEP- $150, 37423 - Johnson Controls Fire Protection Lp- $545, 37424 - Johnson Controls Inc- $14250, 37425 - Leads Online- $2848, 37426 - Liberty Business Systems-Fargo- $191.66, 37427 - Live Well Solutions- $1629.6, 37428 - Lowe's- $70.37, 37429 - Manvel Oil Coop- $3104.45, 37430 - Marco -Tx- $767.24, 37431 - Marco Technologies LLC- $875.36, 37432 - Mecham Tami D- $713.54, 37433 - Menards- $493.91, 37434 - Midcontinent Communications- $4299.79, 37435 - Mutch Oil Co- $1952.93, 37436 - Mutch Oil Company- $387, 37437 - ND Assoc of Counties (NDACO)- $35241, 37438 - ND County Auditor's Assoc- $375, 37439 - ND County Commissioners Assoc- $1650, 37440 - ND Dept of Environmental Quality- $420, 37441 - ND Sheriff's & Deputies Assoc- $950, 37442 - NDACTVSO- $50, 37443 - Newman Laura- $1505.57, 37444 - Nodak Electric Coop- $267, 37445 - O'Reilly Auto Parts- $411.72, 37446 - Obregon Elizabeth A- $9449.05, 37447 - Ornamental Iron Company- $2750, 37448 - Pennington County Sheriffs Office- $60, 37449 - Polk County Sheriff- $75.16, 37450 - Praxair- $312, 37451 - Ps Door Services- $32.49, 37452 - RDO Trust Account #80-5800- $4904.42, 37453 - Ron & Nick Adams Farms- $1440, 37454 - Russell Hons Photography- $75, 37455 - Severin Law Firm- $370.23, 37456 - The Chamber of Commerce-GF- $1170, 37457 - Tic Inc- $484, 37458 - US Bank - Cm 9690- $1950, 37459 - Vocational Training Center- $2200 and ACH payments to - Advanced Business Methods- $349.93, - Advanced Business Methods- $441.37, - All Embracing Home Care LLC- $111.84, - Century Electric Inc.- $284.84, - Cintas- $39.86, - Cintas- $82.54, - Cintas- $39.86, - City of Larimore- $11800.79, - Dennie's Delivery Inc- $141.3, - Diamond Medical Supply- $318.51, - Diamond Medical Supply- $2100, - Diamond Medical Supply- $271.06, - Global Safety Network- $125, - Global Safety Network- $250, - Home Care Companions- $153.78, - Home of Economy- $29.94, - Norby's Work Perks- $898, - Peru- $2706.3, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc- $181.3, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc- $150, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc- $191.72, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc- $95.86, - Summit Food Services LLC- $6483.17, - Summit Food Services LLC- $6395.78, - Thomson Reuters- $1522.87, - Thrifty White Pharmacy-Mn- $12.13, - Tri Steel Mfgr Company- $387.66, - VM Findley Consulting LLC- $8000, - Xcel Energy - Mpls- $33760.18, - Community Violence Interventio- $83651.5, - Greater GF Community Service- $83651.5, - RRCAC- $7000, - Safe Kids- $20000, - Schuman Law Office- $12500, - UND Forensic Pathology- $4100, - Acme Electric/Tool Crib of Nor- $89.78, - Acme Electric/Tool Crib of Nor- $198, - Advanced Business Methods- $146.55, - Auto Value Or Larimore- $28.09, - Auto Value-Grand Forks- $309, - Batteries Plus Bulbs- $192.95, - Batteries Plus Bulbs- $358.8, - Batteries Plus Bulbs- $-89.7, - Batteries Plus Bulbs- $43.96, - Bell Insurance Services LLC- $-457, - Bell Insurance Services LLC- $-271, - Bell Insurance Services LLC- $33, - Bell Insurance Services LLC- $312923, - Border States Electric Supply- $363, - Business Essentials- $5.7, - Business Essentials- $82.99, - Century Electric Inc.- $266.53, - Cintas- $82.54, - Cole Paper Inc.- $499.26, - Dennie's Delivery Inc- $20, - Docu Shred Inc- $75.74, - Embrace Pharmacy Inc.- $498.69, - Farmers Oil Co- $3283.35, - Farmers Oil Co- $1751.65, - Finest Auto Trim- $158.5, - Home of Economy- $155.93, - Home of Economy- $31.96, - Home of Economy- $179.4, - Home of Economy- $33.85, - Home of Economy- $39.82, - Home of Economy- $29.99, - Home of Economy- $99.46, - Home of Economy- $81.51, - Home of Economy- $24.9, - Home of Economy- $-11.16, - Home of Economy- $23.92, - Home of Economy- $105.98, - Home of Economy- $5.98, - Home of Economy- $124.16, - Noss Sewing & Alterations- $9, - Orchard Oil Co- $266, - Phoenix Supply- $20.45, - Royal Tire Inc- $173.46, - Safety Kleen Corporation- $361.76, - Stericycle Inc- $117.23, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc- $1155.24, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc- $1155.24, - Summit Food Services LLC- $6758.7, - Tri Steel Mfgr Company- $72.41, - Valley Truck- $125.86; employee status changes for Sophia Volk, Jennifer Peterson, Stephanie Weber, Danielle Pierson, Rae Lee Briske, Kari Goetz, Peggy Klockmann and Shane D. Rothenberger; and overtime. Motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff Schneider addressed the board.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Grand Forks City to accept and share a grant issued under the FY2020 Justice Assistance Grant Program. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to approve the Chair and Auditor's signatures on a Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement with Grand Forks City. Motion carried unanimously.
Kaitlin Atkinson, Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator, introduced herself to the board.
Bridgie Hansen, Juvenile Detention Administrator, addressed the board.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to commence drafting plans and requesting bids from contractors, who could proceed immediately, to remodel an area in the old Correctional Center to be used for Attendant Care previously provided by Lutheran Social Services and proceed with the project if less than $50,000. Motion carried unanimously. The funds will come from the capital improvements line item.
Todd Feland, City Administrator, Mayor Brandon Bochenski and Council President Dana Sande addressed the board.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Falck, to sign a letter of support for the Grand Forks City 2021 Renaissance Zone Plan Update. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Rost, to approve the following tax incentives as presented by Grand Forks City: Beacon by Epic, 80% TIF bond; Memorial Village, 90% PILOT exemption; Lyons, 100% PILOT exemption; and Block V, 90% PILOT exemption. Motion carried unanimously.
Debbie Swanson, Public Health Director, gave a COVID-19 update.
Tom Ford, Director of Administration, explained the mask mandate in Grand Forks County.
Derek Gowan, James Bergman and Gary Babinski addressed the board regarding the Border Township Associative Group. The Grand Forks County Water Board will be asked to attend the next meeting to discuss this topic.
Nick West, County Engineer, addressed the board.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to approve the Chair's signature on the ND Department of Transportation BRR-0054(050) contract. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Knauf, seconded by Engen, to approve the Chair's signature on the 2022 Paving Project and Federal Aid Program form. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to approve the Chair and Finance and Tax Director's signature on the Reimbursement Agreement with Americus Township. Motion carried unanimously.
Debbie Nelson, Finance and Tax Director, gave a 2020 financial report.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to transfer $110,000 from the general fund to the bond fund to cover the levy shortfall. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Knauf, seconded by Rost, to approve the following 2021 capital improvement projects: $40,000 - carpet/paint for the second floor of the COB, $20,000 - COB fire alarm monitoring system upgrade, $15,000 - COB east/west entrance door repairs, $10,000 - COB boiler piping replacement, $75,000 - Niagara shed renovation, and $56,100 - SIRN project mobile/portable radios. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Falck, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:32pm. The next meeting will be held on February 2, 2021 at 4:00pm.
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Cynthia Pic, Chair
Grand Forks County Commission ____________
Debbie Nelson, County Auditor
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