Details for Public Notice Williams County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Minutes
Public Notice Williams County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Minutes 8:00 - Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Commission Room Williams County Administration Building 206 E Broadway, Williston, ND 58801 A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The Williams County Commission met this 18th day of May, 2021 beginning at 8:00 AM in the Williams County Commissioners Room lower level Williams County Administrative Building virtually and in person. Chairman Trey Jungels called the meeting to order. Auditor Innis took roll of Ramberg- here, Giles Askim/ Hanson-here, Tucker Jorgenson/Anderson-here, and Quentin Glueckert/Montgomery-here. There being a quorum, Chairman Trey continued. B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE C. CONSENT AGENDA Moved by Tucker, seconded by Giles approval of the consent agenda. Roll call vote: Ramberg-yes, Giles-yes, Trey-yes, Tucker-yes, and Quentin-yes. Motion carried.
- Sheriff Fees
- Culvert Petitions
D. PUBLIC HEARINGS
- 1. 2nd Reading/Adoption Ordinance #2021-04-20 Behavioral Health Grants from County Reserve Funds/ Any Non-Restricted County Funds Chairman Trey opened the public hearing for the 2nd Hearing/Adoption of Ordinance 2021-04-20, Behavioral Health Grants from County Reserve Funds/Any Non-Restricted County Funds There being no comments for or against said Ordinance Chairman Trey closed the public hearing. Moved by Quentin seconded by Tucker adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-04-20. Roll call vote: Giles-yes, Trey-yes, Tucker-yes, Quentin-yes, and Ramberg-yes. Motion carried.
E. NEW BUSINESS
- 1.Williston Township Chairman Dan Kalil present at the meeting today to discuss a special assessment district at Ferris Subdivision which consists of 9 lots. They have 8 out of the 9 residents signature for the district. Wayne Crow, County Highway Engineer estimates the project at a cost of $210,000.00 while Ackerman Estvold comes in at $240,136.00. This amount is not large enough to bond and they can't cash flow this project, so they are requesting some help. Kristi Hanson, Finance Director stated that the County has no process in place to lend money with an interest rate. Discussion was held that this should go to the Finance Committee to discuss setting up a pot of money for these type of transactions. Kalil stated that they do have approximately a window of 15-30 days before they have to make a decision. This would allow time to put in an application for the Frost Law Grant. Fees for the project, Kalil stated will come out of the Williston Township budget. Kalil stated that 52nd St NW is 90% completed.
F. REPORT OF DEPARTMENT HEADS
- Assessor/Tax Equalization · Haakon Jorgenson Abatement Darcy Anderson, Tax Director presented a Farm Residence Exemption for Triton Real Estate ND Terrra LP/Haakon Jorgenson located NWNW Section 28 T155 R102 Mont Township. Jorgenson did not return his Statement of Farm Gross Income to her office before the deadline of March 31st, 2020. As the Statement is required to qualify for the Active Farmer Farm Residence Exemption, their office denied their application and placed the residence on the tax rolls at the June 2nd County Board of Equalization. Notices of this action were sent out in accordance to NDCC prior to and after the equalization meeting. Jorgenson submitted his Statement of Farm Gross Income on February 23rd, 2021. His income from farming activities for 2019 was 93% of his total income. NDCC requires a minimum of 66%. A hearing was held by Mont Township on April 7th, 2021 where it was approved. Moved by Giles, seconded by Tucker approval of the Farm Residence Exemption abatement for Triton Real Estate ND Terrra LP/Haakon Jorgenson located NWNW Section 28 T155 R102 Mont Township as presented. Roll call vote: Trey-yes, Tucker-yes, Quentin-yes, Ramberg-yes, and Giles-yes. Motion carried.
- Finance · 2022 Budget Calendar Moved by Quentin seconded by Giles approval of the 2022 Williams County Budget Calendar. Roll call vote: Tucker-yes, Quentin-yes, Ramberg-yes, Giles-yes, and Trey-yes. Motion carried.
- Communications · Community Needs Assessment · Behavioral Health Grant Agreements Moved by Giles seconded by Quentin authorizing the Chairman to sign the Community Development Needs Assessment. Roll call vote: Quentin-yes, Ramberg-yes, Giles-yes, Trey-yes, and Tucker-yes. Motion carried. Lindsey Harriman, Communication/Research Analyst explained the agreement procedure and how it works for the Behavioral Health Grants. Moved by Tucker seconded by Giles to authorize the transfer of $1,118,000.00 from the County Reserve Fund to the Behavioral Health Grant Fund; authorize the Chairman to sign the Behavioral Health Grant Award Agreements for Chatter Pediatric Therapy (Chatter, LLC); Eckert (The Fred and Clara Eckert Foundation for Children); Katie Shannon LICSW-LLC (Connect Us Therapy/Blue Bird Holdings, LLC); Montgomery Counseling Service, PLLC; Prizm Company LLC. and Volk Human Services; and designate Harriman as the County representative for receiving and approving reimbursements in accordance with the agreements and receiving the Impact Statements for distribution to the Board. Roll call vote: Ramberg-yes, Giles-yes, Trey-yes, Tucker-yes, and Quentin-yes. Motion carried.
- County Highway & Engineering · Road Update Dennis Nelson, County Highway Superintendent gave a road update.
- State's Attorney · Karen Prout
- o UMRRDC Third Amendment to JPA o DMV- Kiosk at Home of Economy- proposed amendment o DMV- Kiosk at Home Of Economy- Karen's redline suggestions
Karen Prout, Special Assistant States Attorney brought the completed UMRRDC Third Amendment JPA, already signed by City Officials for Chairman Kemp to sign. Prout brought the NDDOT Amendment to Contract for the DMV with the addition of the kiosk in Home of Economy, but she has reviewed the contract and has presented some revisions for the Commissioners to review stating that the County is not responsible for maintenance for the kiosk of any associated repair or maintenance expenses and that the contract can be terminated upon a 30 day advance written notice. Moved by Giles, seconded by Quentin to change the contract with Prout suggested changes and authorize MicaLindsey, DMV Official to sign the contract amendment. Roll call vote: Giles-yes, Trey-yes, Tucker-yes, Quentin-yes, and Ramberg-yes. Motion carried. G. REPORT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
- Open Positions Report Moved by Tucker, seconded by Giles approval of the Open Position Report presented by Helen Askim, HR Director for one Corrections Officer and one Administrative Assistant both for the Sheriff's Department. Roll call vote: Trey-yes, Tucker-yes, Quentin-yes, Ramberg-yes, and Giles-yes. Motion carried. Moved by Giles, seconded by Quentin the re-appointment of Derrick Walker to the Coordinated Regional Interoperability Board (CRIB) with a term of 7/1/21 to 6/30/23 and re-appointment of Sheriff Verlan Kvande to the CRIB as the alternate with a term of 07/01/21 to 06/30/23. Roll call vote: Tucker-yes, Quentin-yes, Ramberg-yes, Giles-yes, and Trey-yes. Motion carried.
- Ratification of Elks Youth Day Counterparts Actions The Commissioners thanked all of the Elks Youth Day counterparts for helping and attending todays meeting. Moved by Hanson, seconded by Anderson to ratify all the action taken by the Elks Youth Counterparts at todays meeting. Ayes: Kemp, Hanson, Anderson, Montgomery, and Ramberg
Carried 5-0 on a recorded vote I. ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 8:41 a.m. Legal #406194 – Published June 11, 2021