June 3, 2021

JUNE 3, 2021 OLIVER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS were called to order at 8:00 A.M. with all members present.

      Blake Wilkens moved and Darrell Berger seconded the motion to approve the agenda.  All in favor, none opposed; motion carried.

          The following bills were approved for payment:

Allstate Peterbilt of Bismarck 187.28, Auto Value Parts Store 28.98, BHG, Inc. 311.00, Butler Machinery 946.00, Capital One Trade Credit 42.04, Center Machine 3.86, Center Republican 204.23, City of Center 972.80, Colonial Research 339.85, Computer Express 1,451.14, Dave’s Sales & Service 349.19, Government Brands Shared Services 995.00, Hintz, Judith 65.80, Huber, Laura 50.40, Johnsen Trailer Sales 635.86, K & M Repair 100.66, Kaspari, Thomas 600.00, Matthew Bender & Co. 220.45, Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept. 600.00, NDACo Resources Group 569.72, NDSU Ag Communication 32.00, NDPERS 20,364.48, Nelson International 144.74, Northern Plains Equipment 450.00, NW Tire 119.99, Praxair Distribution 231.18, Quadient Leasing USA 183.09, Roberts Floral 118.78, Rud’s Oil & Gas 15,594.30, SBM 520.83, Schmidt, Richard 76.82, Sirchie Acquisition Company 228.67, Sletten Excavating 1,200.00, Stein’s Inc. 137.70, Superior Glass 425.00, Titan Machinery 554.09, US Postal Service 564.00, Verizon Wireless 82.11.

     The following bills previously paid were approved:

Aflac 509.18, Agco Finance LLC 12,177.45, Argus Dental & Vision 622.97, Beulah Rural Fire District 1,358.53, Beulah School District 82,063.26, Center Park District 30.23, Center-Stanton School District 40,894.15, City of Center 1,082.71, Custer District Health 29,127.06, Fidelity Security Life Insurance Co. 116.71, Glen Ullin Rural Fire District 5,340.66, Glen Ullin School District 156,176.70, Hazen Rural Fire District 281.52, Hazen School District 2,274.35, Kost, Kristie 54.58, Kramer Chevrolet 43,141.00, Marco Technologies LLC 174.76, Mercer County Ambulance 12,249.24, Morton County Auditor 13,165.03, Morton County Council on Aging 13,467.85, Nationwide Retirement 1,850.00, ND Child Support Division 250.16, ND State Treasurer 9,727.78, NDACo 185.49, New Salem – Almont School District 419,972.78, New Salem Ambulance 6,999.56, New Salem Rural Fire District 10,688.45, Oliver County Ambulance 52,496.73, Oliver County Historical Society 2,187.21, Oliver County Rural Fire District 2,772.29, Oliver County Soil Conservation 18,544.41, Oliver County Treasurer 1,403.97, Oliver County Water Management 6,911.74, Payroll 67,666.42, Roughrider Electric 217.42, Security First Bank 29,634.03, Stanton Rural Fire District 70.96, SW Water Authority 8,487.03, Washburn Rural Ambulance 13,124.18, Washburn Rural Fire District 228.34, Washburn School District 1,412.10, Waste Management 132.94, WRT 1,005.05.

     Sharon Rud, Center Community Club, presented a Gaming Site Authorization form which authorized the organization to conduct games of chance.  Darrell Berger moved and Blake Wilkens seconded the motion to approve the Gaming Site Authorization form for the Center Community Club.  All in favor, none opposed; motion carried.

     Keith Kessler, Resident, presented two Highway Utility Permits to trench under the road for a waterline.  The commission approved the two permits along or crossing county road 57th Ave SW in the locations of NE ¼ of Section 16-141-87 and the NW ¼ of Section 15 -141-87 and the NE ¼ of Section 21-141-87 and the NW ¼ of Section 22-141-87.

     The Counties FMLA policy and children being brought to work were discussed.  Darrell Berger moved and Blake Wilkens seconded the motion to allow a parent to bring their child up to age 6 months with them to work but they need to keep their child in their own office.  All in favor, none opposed; motion carried.

     Road Workers holiday pay was discussed.  They take 10 hours in holiday pay since they work 10 hour days.  Darrell Berger moved and Blake Wilkens seconded the motion to allow them to take 10 hours for holiday pay.  All in favor, none opposed; motion carried.

     Jay Volk, BNI, gave a dragline update.  He stated there is a projected finish time line of July 2022.

     Andy & Mona Riehl, Residents, questioned whether the road in Sections 35 & 36 – 141-82 was a private or a public road.  The actual section line is not viable for a road so this road veers off the actual section line.  It was determined it is a public road.

     Robert Skager & Sebastian Baker, Residents, discussed the east/west road by Skager’s road.  They mentioned people are speeding and they requested 25 mph signs be installed.  Kyle Miller, Road Superintendent, will take care of installing signs.  They also discussed trees and overhanging branches.

     Patricia Koapke, Tax Director, discussed working hourly versus salary.  She will be on maternity leave for the time being, but in order to maintain benefits will be working 17 ½ hours per week.  Darrell Berger moved and Blake Wilkens seconded the motion to allow an hourly wage with a time sheet filled out each week.  All in favor, none opposed; motion carried.

     Kevin Hoffman, City of Center Mayor, mentioned the Golf Course won’t be transferring their liquor license to the Oliver County Fair Board for the beer gardens this year.  Options were discussed as to what the Fair Board needed to do to have a license for the beer garden during the Oliver County Fair.

     The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 A.M.

     The next meeting of the Oliver County Commission will be at 8:00 A.M. Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Oliver County Courthouse meeting room.



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Judith M. Hintz, Oliver County Auditor        Lee Husfloen, Chairman of the Board



Linda Nelson, Oliver County Deputy Auditor