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

GRAND FORKS COUNTY
COMMISSION MEETING
October 19, 2021 - 4:00 P.M.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment with Commissioners Pic, Falck, Rost, Engen and Knauf present.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Falck, to approve the minutes of the October 5, 2021 Commission meeting and the October 11, 2021 Special Commission Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Knauf, to approve the order of the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Knauf, seconded by Engen, to approve the consent agenda. Items in the consent agenda included: bills as submitted by the County Auditor, Check #39360 - GF Clerk of District Ct- $2000, 39361 - Florida State Disbursement Unit- $163.39, 39362 - Rodenburg Law Firm-Fargo- $156.53, 39363 - City of Northwood (Hwy)- $32.83, 39364 - 1101 Dental Pllc- $1834, 39365 - 3-D Specialties- $3278.54, 39366 - Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.- $1598.7, 39367 - Altru Clinic-Main- $204, 39368 - Altru Health System (978)- $24270.51, 39369 - Altru Health System 13780- $3112.87, 39370 - Aramark.- $595.43, 39371 - At & T Mobility- $95, 39372 - Bell Insurance- $445, 39373 - Berg Tricia Mackenzie- $533.08, 39374 - Boudreaux, Nicole J - $449.68, 39375 - Buchmeier, Blake C- $94, 39376 - Burggraf's Ace Hardware- $98.75, 39377 - Burkholder Bret- $535.84, 39378 - Business Essentials - 11Th Ave- $131.93, 39379 - Cass County Sheriff- $62, 39380 - Cellmer Bushy, Christy L - $31.92, 39381 - City of Grand Forks- $10829.29, 39382 - City of Grand Forks-Fire Dept- $1005.25, 39383 - City of Grand Forks-Police Dept- $90.69, 39384 - City of Grand Forks-PSAP Communications- $67875, 39385 - City of Grand Forks-Water- $7999.93, 39386 - Clerk of Distric Court- $32.5, 39387 - Community Service Program- $2390, 39388 - Deere Credit Inc- $2985.58, 39389 - Dell Marketing Lp- $1882.29, 39390 - Duncan, Lance- $192.5, 39391 - East Central Regional Water District- $55, 39392 - Ecolab Pest Elimination Div- $247.1, 39393 - Enterprise Rent A Car- $66, 39394 - Expressway Suites-Grand Forks- $77.95, 39395 - Fastline Plumbing and Heating- $15500, 39396 - First Collections Inc- $518.76, 39397 - First Collections Inc- $399.2, 39398 - Forum Communications- $2252.13, 39399 - Fossum Diane- $75, 39400 - French Properties- $350, 39401 - Frontier Precision Inc- $7038.99, 39402 - GF Cnty 4-H Organization- $20, 39403 - GF Public Health Department- $69286.05, 39404 - GF Welding & Machine- $80.5, 39405 - Gowan, Nadin - $241.92, 39406 - Gruber, Madison- $200, 39407 - Gudajtes Amber- $580, 39408 - Hampton Inn-Bismarck- $172.8, 39409 - Hesselbart, Justine- $277.5, 39410 - Hugo's #2- $14.45, 39411 - IBM- $406, 39412 - ICS - $35675.05, 39413 - Indepth Inspections- $2291.67, 39414 - Information Technology Dept- $3254.95, 39415 - Inocencio Thomas- $576, 39416 - John Deere Financial- $85.62, 39417 - Johnson Controls Fire Protection Lp- $447.45, 39418 - Kaml, Lisa- $49, 39419 - Keller Jalissa Spanier- $90.72, 39420 - Knain Jolaine- $227.36, 39421 - Knife River Materials- $309061.42, 39422 - Knutson Carrie- $63.28, 39423 - Kronos- $525.06, 39424 - Landeis, Katelyn- $1221.36, 39425 - Larkin, Jadie Rae- $40, 39426 - Lceo, LLC- $785, 39427 - Lentz, Heather- $49, 39428 - Little Keepers.- $3743.01, 39429 - Little Miracles- 384, 39430 - Lizakowski Carl W- $1629.6, 39431 - Loffler- $62.48, 39432 - Lommen Kathy- $225, 39433 - Lund Jacki- $89.6, 39434 - Marco -Tx- $692.24, 39435 - Marco Technologies LLC- $2024.98, 39436 - Marco Technologies LLC - Pa- $1191.19, 39437 - Mclean Kelly- $576, 39438 - Menards- $416.27, 39439 - Midcontinent Communications- $152.95, 39440 - Morgan Lori- $21, 39441 - Morten Aero Service- $3300, 39442 - Motorola- $13144.5, 39443 - Mutch Oil Co- $2218.59, 39444 - Myles Kami Jo- $524.68, 39445 - Nardini Fire Equipment Co- $210.15, 39446 - ND DHS Finance Dept- $3579, 39447 - ND State Radio Communications- $1800, 39448 - ND State Tax Commissioner- $573.42, 39449 - NDAAO- $200, 39450 - NDSU Ext Serv-Dept 7510- $19765.91, 39451 - Nelco First Aid Inc- $1199.4, 39452 - Nelson Debbie- $335.72, 39453 - Networking Specialists- $4294, 39454 - Nodak Electric Coop- $157.7, 39455 - Nord Ronald- $94, 39456 - Northern Plumbing Supply- $47.47, 39457 - Nygaard-Koplin Dawn- $399.32, 39458 - O'Reilly Auto Parts- $160.84, 39459 - Office Depot-Chicago- $422.86, 39460 - Olson Sadie- $477.68, 39461 - Olson, Mikaela E - $152.91, 39462 - Olson, Shannon L- $252.23, 39463 - Olson, Sonja S - $85.12, 39464 - Parisien, Alisha- $725.76, 39465 - Plummer Nicole- $71.17, 39466 - Post Board- $45, 39467 - Premium Waters, Inc- $82.48, 39468 - Quality Inn-Bismarck- $86.4, 39469 - Rakoczy Brandon- $63.5, 39470 - Ramada Bismarck Hotel & Conf- $172.8, 39471 - Rost Robert- $302.4, 39472 - Sam's Clubmc/Syncb- $401.06, 39473 - Schmitz Inc- $5440, 39474 - Schumacher, Sydney M - $53.2, 39475 - Seeba Beth A- $51.52, 39476 - Severson Tiffany N- $202.12, 39477 - Shook, Patricia E - $82.14, 39478 - Smette Shellie- $230.72, 39479 - Social Security Administration_ 2949- $660, 39480 - Spicer, Alison M - $169.07, 39481 - Staples Business Credit- $115.96, 39482 - Suedel Amy- $232.37, 39483 - Superb Services- $15000, 39484 - Swangler Becky- $45.44, 39485 - The Chamber of Commerce-GF- $1000, 39486 - The Ups Store #2501-Morehead City Nc- $145.85, 39487 - Thomson West- $1788.91, 39488 - Tic Inc- $514, 39489 - Toshiba America Business Solutions- $10036.91, 39490 - Twp of Pleasant View Clk/Treas- $6712.94, 39491 - Tyler Business Forms- $320.59, 39492 - UND Office of Safety- $462.01, 39493 - Valley Dairy- $118.27, 39494 - Verizon Wireless - Newark Nj- $3159.51, 39495 - Vilandre- $10840, 39496 - Waste Management of Wi-Mn- $1325.57 and ACH payments to - GF Clerk of District Ct - $2000, - Acme Electric/Tool Crib of Nor - $1766.11, - Advanced Business Methods - $152.08, - Allstate Peterbilt - $154.99, - Amundson Funeral Home - $4600, - Batteries Plus Bulbs - $24.95, - Border States Electric Supply - $941.32, - Business Essentials - $24.84, - Butler Machinery Company - $1645.95, - C L Linfoot Company - $60, - Century Electric Inc. - $389.16, - Cintas - $111.23, - Cole Paper Inc. - $7406.68, - Culinex (Plexus Company) - $4683.78, - Dakota Fire Protection - $325, - Dennie's Delivery Inc - $242.8, - Docu Shred Inc - $77.7, - Evident - $51, - Farmers Oil Co - $4109.35, - GF Fire Equipment Company - $653.72, - Global Safety Network - $255.5, - Greg's Laundry Equip Service - $145, - Home of Economy - $107.89, - Interstate Power Systems Inc - $1411.16, - Interstate Towing & Recovery - $2192.67, - Johnson Controls - $1921.4, - Nelson Auto Center Inc - $41510.84, - Norby's Work Perks - $123, - Northdale Oil - $19116, - Orchard Oil Co - $141.05, - Peru - $3807, - Phoenix Supply - $545.24, - Ps Door Services - $70, - RDO Trust Account #80-5800 - $1387.68, - Reliance Telephone Systems Inc - $3202, - Royal Tire Inc - $68.86, - Rydell Chevrolet - $137.83, - Soeby Molly - $2.8, - Stones Mobile Radio Inc - $5799.73, - Summit Food Services LLC - $22648.83, - Telelanguage Inc - $202.64, - Tri-County Water District - $1372, - Truenorth Steel - $1231.17, - UND Forensic Pathology - $13325, - VM Findley Consulting LLC - $8000, - Xcel Energy - Mpls - $1070.9 and purchasing card transactions in the amount of $38,858.38; employee status changes for Taneka Davis, Joachim Joseph Kazmierczak, Tanya Barron, Alisa Cardinal, Kami Myles, Larissa Kadlec, Zachary Ista, Jeremiah, Hand, Paula K. Solheim, Vlandee Kweku, Nathan Randy Walbaum, Charles Moen, Miranda Confer, William Smith, Edmonde M. Desarmes, Emmanuel Dralu, Kyle Bagley, Sanaa Ragland, Benson Yogboh and Brandin Welin; overtime; and September financial report. Motion carried unanimously.
Debbie Swanson, Public Health Director, gave a COVID-19 update.
Christian Clapp and Hank Naughton, Shkolnik PLLC, addressed the board regarding a proposal to retain Napoli Shkolnik PLLC to represent Grand Forks County in the investigation and any resulting litigation regarding perfluorinated chemicals contamination in Grand Forks County.
This will be discussed at a future Administrative Services Committee Meeting.
Chief Deputy Stromberg addressed the board.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Engen, to approve Chair's signature and initials on a 2021 Homeland Security Grant Award of $48,050. Motion carried unanimously.
Bret Burkholder, Correctional Center Administrator, addressed the board.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to accept the quote from BDS Laundry for a commercial dryer for $6,126; to accept the quote from Motorola Solutions $130,636.06 for mobile radios and approximately $11,000 for necessary accessories for the mobile radios. The total cost of $147,762.06 will be absorbed in the 2021 Correctional Center budget which is under budget by more than this amount. The radios qualify for a state radio reimbursement program and the general fund will be reimbursed $42,000 of the $130,635.06 cost. Motion carried unanimously.
Nick West, County Engineer, addressed the board.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to lease twelve (12), 772GP (AWD) John Deere Motor Graders for 5-years, starting August 2022. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Knauf, seconded by Engen, to approve the Chair, State's Attorney and Auditor's signature on the annual ND Department of Transportation Maintenance Certification. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to add CR 25 (Eagle Ave) paving project from CR 81 to CR 26 to our future federal aid program schedule. Motion carried unanimously.
Debbie Nelson, Finance and Tax Director, addressed the board.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Knauf, to approve the appraised value of the real estate acquired by tax deed and to set the minimum sale price at the amount of 3 years taxes due, plus special assessments, penalties, interest and costs, plus an amount equal to the estimated taxes and special assessments for the current assessment year plus $100 and set the Property Appraisal hearing for November 2, 2021 at 4:00pm. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to approve the Notices of Intent to Evict with the Chair and State's Attorney's signature. Motion carried unanimously.
Tom Ford, Director of Administration, addressed the board.
Thomas Wesley, ICON Architectural Group, addressed the board.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Knauf, to approve the contract between Grand Forks County and ICON Architectural Group for the Grand Forks County Correctional Center/Juvenile Detention Center Project. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Engen, to approve the request to reconfigure the outer Commission office to create a meeting space that will allow greater physical distancing and teleconference capabilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $20,121 expense will be paid with ARPA funds, expenditure category 1.4 Prevention in Congregate Settings. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Falck, seconded by Rost, to approve the following to be funded with the first tranche of ARPA funds:
Expenditure Category 1.1 - $$45,000 Public Health vaccination outreach vehicle
Expenditure Category 1.7 - $5,000 Juvenile Detention HVAC improvement, $12,000 Juvenile Detention sanitation equipment, $600,000 Altru Health System new facility, $330,000 Northwood Deaconess Health Center new facility, $55,000 Public Health vehicle
Expenditure Category 1.12 - $291,200 Public Health school nurses, $81,536 Public Health Correctional Center nurse support.
Expenditure Category 3.4 - $50,000 Spectra Health Social Worker
Expenditure Category 3.16 - $300,000 Community Violence Intervention Center, $40,000 Red River Children's Advocacy Center
Expenditure Category 4.1 - $280,400 Premium Pay
Expenditure Category 6.1 - $328,000 Highway Department revenue loss
The following was approved to be paid from the second tranche of ARPA funds:
Expenditure Category 1.7 - $1,000,000 Correctional Center Infirmary
Expenditure Category 6.1 - $400,000 Career Impact Academy
The total ARPA funds designated - $2,418,136 from the first tranche and $1,400,000 from the second tranche. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to approve the Joint Powers Agreements for the 2022 election cycle. Motion carried unanimously.
The date and time the Commission selected to meet with Lily Griego, US Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director will need to be rescheduled.
Motion by Rost, seconded by Falck, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 5:23pm. The next meeting will be held on November 2, 2021 at 4:00pm.

Cynthia Pic, Chair
Grand Forks County Commission

Debbie Nelson, County Auditor
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