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GRAND FORKS COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING October 5, 2021 - 4:00 P.

GRAND FORKS COUNTY
COMMISSION MEETING
October 5, 2021 - 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 September 21, 2021 Commission meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Rost, to approve the order of the agenda, moving items 9, Sheriff Office and 11c, chiller bid award after the consent agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Engen, to approve the consent agenda. Items in the consent agenda included: bills as submitted by the County Auditor, Check #39273 - Aflac Group- $443.14, 39274 - Combined Insurance Co of America- $702.28, 39275 - Fraternal Order of Police- $106, 39276 - Medico Life and Health Insurance Co- $108, 39277 - ND F.O.P.- $600, 39278 - Rodenburg Law Firm-Fargo- $156.53, 39279 - USAble Life- $49.08, 39280 - City of Emerado (Hwy)- $78.94, 39281 - City of Larimore (Hwy)- $62.19, 39282 - City of Thompson (Hwy)- $63.91, 39283 - 1101 Dental Pllc- $1682.84, 39284 - Abbco Tools LLC- $966.97, 39285 - Advanced Engineering & Environmental Ser- $12960, 39286 - Altru Clinic-Main- $2318, 39287 - Altru Health System (978)- $5989.59, 39288 - Aramark.- $594.18, 39289 - Axon Enterprise Inc- $3390, 39290 - Benson, Dale- $57.2, 39291 - Border States Trophy & Awards- $61, 39292 - Burggraf's Ace Hardware- $17.97, 39293 - Cass County Sheriff- $36, 39294 - Dakota Supply Group- $15.68, 39295 - Deere Credit Inc- $26462.77, 39296 - Dell Marketing Lp- $1122.19, 39297 - Development Homes- $217.5, 39298 - Ecolab Pest Elimination Div- $101.96, 39299 - Engen David A- $87.36, 39300 - Environmental Systems Research Insititut- $3400, 39301 - Fossum Diane- $1167.93, 39302 - GF Cnty 4-H Organization- $1340.5, 39303 - GF Cnty Treasurer- $1395.6, 39304 - GF Public Health Department- $95364.84, 39305 - GF Welding & Machine- $363.45, 39306 - Grabanski John M- $160, 39307 - Greatamerica Financial Srvcs- $1455.64, 39308 - Hampton Inn-Bismarck- $86.4, 39309 - Horticulture- $34.95, 39310 - Huot Rod- $45.5, 39311 - Indepth Inspections- $4583.34, 39312 - J & J Spraying- $60425.82, 39313 - J & J Striping- $197549.96, 39314 - Knight Printing- $845.14, 39315 - Knutson Carrie- $180.32, 39316 - Lakeside Construction and Services Inc- $39717.16, 39317 - Law Offices of Goldberg & Loren P.A.- $125, 39318 - Lexisnexis Matthew Bender- $590.86, 39319 - Lipp Carlson & Assoc Ltd- $75, 39320 - Little Keepers.- $41.95, 39321 - Manvel Oil Coop- $5143.13, 39322 - Marshall County Sheriff's Office- $85.88, 39323 - Matthew Bender & Co Inc.- $29.44, 39324 - McKesson Medical Surgical- $837.6, 39325 - McMaster - Carr- $195.11, 39326 - Menards- $415.18, 39327 - Midcontinent Communications- $9475.42, 39328 - Mountain-Plains Youth Services- $2970, 39329 - ND Attorney General- $755.38, 39330 - ND Dept of Health/Microbiology- $70, 39331 - ND DHS Finance Dept- $4858.01, 39332 - NDSU Ext Serv-Dept 3110- $80, 39333 - Networking Specialists- $11165.55, 39334 - Nodak Electric Coop- $44.92, 39335 - Northern Plumbing Supply- $27.06, 39336 - Northwest Tire- $19.5, 39337 - O'Reilly Auto Parts- $6.99, 39338 - Ottertail Power Co-Devils Lake- $144.19, 39339 - Polk County Sheriff- $150.32, 39340 - Post Board- $585, 39341 - Praxair- $117.06, 39342 - Quadient Leasing USA, Inc- 391.11, 39343 - Redwood Toxicology Laboratory- $26.25, 39344 - Richland County Sheriff- $310, 39345 - Sanda, Anita- $173.2, 39346 - Schmitz Inc- $31580, 39347 - Stromberg David- $160, 39348 - Swanson & Warcup, Ltd- $956.25, 39349 - Tech Check, LLC- $582.69, 39350 - Thur-O-Clean- $485, 39351 - Tri State Paving & Concrete In- $15680, 39352 - True North Equipment- $303.1, 39353 - Twp of Pleasant View Clk/Treas- $87957.58, 39354 - UPMC Community Medicine Inc- $144.8, 39355 - US Postmaster By Mail-GF- $265, 39356 - Verizon Wireless - Newark Nj- $82.54, 39357 - Walsh, Whitney R - $321.02, 39358 - Washington County Sheriff- $35, 39359 - Workforce Safety & Insurance5550- $250 and ACH payments to - Acme Electric/Tool Crib of Nor - $3327.42, - Advanced Business Methods - $599.54, - Amundson Funeral Home - $2300, - Balco Uniform Co - $78, - Batteries Plus Bulbs - $43.68, - Benefit Extras Inc - $1159.25, - Bergstrom Electric - $3000, - Border States Electric Supply - $516.47, - Business Essentials - $4.39, - Butler Machinery Company - $721.19, - Cintas - $82.54, - Docu Shred Inc - $155.4, - Embrace Pharmacy Inc. - $13363.93, - Evident - $71.25, - Global Safety Network - $273, - Home of Economy - $98.94, - Interstate Power Systems Inc - $728.04, - Interstate Towing & Recovery - $125, - Johnson Controls - $8920, - Keith's Security World - $19.17, - KLJ - $9808.34, - RDO Trust Account #80-5800 - $6451.21, - Reliance Telephone Systems Inc - $4600, - Safety Kleen Corporation - $376.55, - Schuman Law Office - $4100, - Sirchie Finger Print Laborator - $49.3, - Stein's Inc. - $589.48, - Stericycle Inc - $123.09, - Summit Food Services LLC - $7510, - Tecta America - $321, - Twp of Turtle River Clk/Treas - $23573.69, - UND Forensic Pathology - $6662.5, - Valley Truck - $298.34, - Xcel Energy - Mpls - $446.44 and purchasing card transactions in the amount of $30,996.96; employee status changes for Nathan Charles Moen; and overtime. Motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff Schneider addressed the board.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to approve the Scope of Work for Grand Forks County to employ a Vision Zero Coordinator and to be reimbursed by the ND Association of Counties, effective October 1, 2021 thru September 30, 2022, with the Chair signature. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Knauf, to approve the ND Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Grant with the Chair's signature. Motion carried unanimously.
Bill Gerszewski, Buildings and Grounds Manager, addressed the board.
Jay Kleven, AE2S Senior Project Manager, addressed the board.
Haley Wamstad, State's Attorney, addressed the board.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Knauf, to accept the lowest responsible bid from Burnn Boiler & Mechanical, Inc for $420,426 for the County Office Building chiller replacement and proceed without a contract at the present time. Motion carried unanimously.
Debbie Swanson, Public Health Director, gave a COVID-19 update.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will be discussed at a future meeting.
Keith Lund, President & CEO, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation, John Oncken, CEO & Owner of True North Equipment and Eric Ripley, Director of CTE Education for Grand Forks Public Schools, requested funding for the Grand Forks County Career Impact Academy.
Todd Feland, Grand Forks City Administrator, Maureen Storstad, Grand Forks City Finance Director, Brandon Baumbach, GF Region EDC Director of Business Development and GF Mayor Brandon Bochenski, requested $3 million dollars of Grand Forks County's ARPA funds for wastewater treatment infrastructure.
This will be discussed further at a Special Commission Meeting on October 11, 2021 at 1:00pm.
Michele Thiel, Human Resources Director, gave the COVID Recovery Team's report.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Rost, to accept the quote from Nelson Auto Center for a 2021 Ford Expedition for $41,510.84 for Emergency Management. This expense qualifies for the American Rescue Plan funds under expenditure category 1.7 Capital Investments that respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Rost, to appoint Commissioner Knauf as the North Dakota State Fair Delegate. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Engen, seconded by Rost, to sponsor the 75th Annual Grand Forks County 4-H Awards Day for $20. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Rost, seconded by Knauf, to retroactively approve the purchase of a door prize for the North Dakota Association of Counties Convention for $100. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Rost, seconded by Engen, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:01pm. The next meeting will be held on October 19, 2021 at 4:00pm.
Cynthia Pic, Chair
Grand Forks County Commission
Debbie Nelson
County Auditor
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