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March 18, 2021 Golden Valley News Page 5 PUBLIC NOTICES NEWS Nofice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will receive bids for the construction of the following project(s): Job No.:54 Project No(s).: SS—9-999(459) Type: SIGNING County(s): BILLINGS, BARNES, KIDDER, MCLEAN, PEMBINA, WALSH, & WILLIAMS Cos Location: STATEWIDE ND PARK & RECREATION AREAS Bids will be received via the Bid Ex- press on-line bidding exchange at until 09:30AM, April 09, 2021. Bids will be opened at that time at the NDDOT building on the capitol grounds in Bismarck and the bid results will be distributed and posted online at info.htm approximately 30 minutes after bids are opened. The proposal forms, plans, and specifications are available _on the NDDOT website at and may be in- spected at the Construction Services Division, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota. All bidders not currently prequalified with NDDOT must submit an online Contractor’s Prequalification request to the Department at least ten (10) busi- ness days prior to the bid opening. The ’ online application can be found on the NDDOT website at tractorshtm NDDOT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technical— ities, or to accept such as may be de~ termined in the best interests of the state. For disability/language assistance, call 701 -328-2978. , Requested by: William T. Panos, Director North Dakota Department of Trans- portation (March 18 and 25) Bids Call for Bids The Golden Valley County Weed Board is calling for bids on the following chemicals and surfactants, in normal usage size containers, quart, 1 gallon, 2.5 gallon: Gly Star 5; Vista; Dye Packets; Plateau; LV-6; 2-4D Amine (Platoon can be used with well water.); Milestone Quarts; Milestone Gallons; Spret; MSO; Tordon 22K; Ally Bids are to be submitted to: Golden Valley County Weed Board; PO. Box 605; Beach, ND 58621 ; or in person by April 9 at the Golden Valley County Ex— tension Office. ‘ 1“ n-mrmarenrrsms and April‘1’l" ""’* UEUIUNI m r "" use: ,. Notice to Creditors STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF BILLINGS SO UTH- WEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DARLENE ‘A. FRITZ, a/k/a CHUNKS FRITZ, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 04-2021-PR-00005 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above- named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Curt Schaff, personal representative of the estate, at PO Box 268, Hatton, ND 58240, or filed with the Court. Dated this 11th of March 2021. Sean 0. Smith 1 ID. 03741 Tschider & Smith 2005 N. Kavaney Dr., Ste. 100 Curt Schaff PO Box 754 . Personal Representative Bismarck, ND 58502 PO Box 268 Attorney for Estate Hatton, ND 58240 First publication on the 18th day of March 2021. (March 18, 25 and April 1) Notice NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AN AIR POLLUTION CONTROL TITLE V PERMIT TO OPERATE Take notice that the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) proposes to reissue an Air Pollution Control Permit to Operate to Petro Hunt, L.L.C. for operation of the Little Knife Gas Plant in accordance with the ND'Air Pollution Control Rules. The facility is located at 813 — 123rd Av- enue SW, Killdeer, North Dakota in Billings County. The facility is a natural gas processing plant, which processes natural gas, from the surrounding fields, into marketable products. The Petro Hunt, L.L.C. mailing address is Rose— wood Court, 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75201. There are no changes in potential emissions. A thirty-day public comment period for the draft permit will begin March 12, 2021 and end April 10, 2021. Direct comments in writing to the NDDEQ, Di- vision of Air Quality, 918 E Divide Av- enue, Bismarck, ND 58501-1947 or email, Re: Public Comment Permit Number ADP-28422. Please note that, to be considered, comments submitted by email must be sent to the email address listed; com— ments sent to any other email address will not be considered. Comments must be received by 11 :59 pm. central time on the last day of the public comment period to be considered in the final per- mit determination. A public hearing re- garding issuance of the permit will be held if a significant degree of public in- terest exists as determined by the i . NDDEQ. Requests for a public hearing must be received in writing by the NDDEQ before the end of the public comment period. The notice, draft permit, statement of basis and application are available for review at the NDDEQ address or at the Division of Air Quality website, at A copy of these documents may be ob- tained by writing to the Division of Air Quality or contacting Kyla Schneider at (701) 328-5218 or emailing kkschnei- Dated this 3rd day of March 2021. James L. Semerad Director Division of Air Quality (March 18) City of Medora City of Medora Draft Minutes of Regular‘Meeting March 2, 2021 (Subject to Council review and approval) Meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Mayor Todd Corneil. Present were Council members Gary Edland, Doug Ellison, Tracy Sexton, and Derwin Zuroff. Sandy Kuntz and Mike Njos also attended. Minutes from the February 2 Coun- cil Meeting were reviewed. .Sexton moved to approve the minutes from the February 2 Council Meeting, Ellison seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Department Reports City Engineer Mike Njos no report. City Attorney Report Kuntz re- ported she‘ is working with the County on ETZ and a Joint Powers agreement. Ambulance Report a written report was reviewed. Police Department a written report was reviewed. Public Works report — a written report was reviewed. MCC report a written report was re- viewed. , City Auditor report Revenue and Expenditure reports were provided. Bal— ances and changes by fund for 2020 were provided and published. Riden- hower advised that the Terms of the Zoning Board Members had been re- viewed at Zoning and approval for new Term end dates for two members are needed as they were not specified in Council motions. Ellison moved to ap- prove a term and date of February 2025 for Travis Enders, and a term end date of October 2024 for Frank Lukowski, Edland seconded. Motion passed unan- imously. Old Business , - TR Presidential Library update - El- lison reported that the Library project is moving forward andthere willlbe a com- munity open house March 18. New Business H "Open Signs" Update and Discus- sion - Travis Enders, Jim Bridger and Robin O'Brien were present to provide input on the "Open Sign" situation. Background minutes from Zoning and the Council were provided for review. Enders stated that customers he talked with had good feedback on the value of Open Signs and he feels it made a dif- ference last summer. Bridger stated that nothing says open like open, and in ar- ticles on Cowboy Towns he noted 8 of 12 towns had Open Signs. Kuntz stated that changing our Ordinance to allow Open Signs year-round is not an issue. Enders asked if Kuntz could explain the ETZ and Joint Powers agreement to the Zoning Board, she indicated she would. Sexton asked if this can be the first reading of a change to the Ordinance language suggested by Zoning to clar— ify types of lighting and allow year- round use of Open Signs, Kuntz said yes. Enders clarified that the rewritten Ordinance does not specify the number of Open Signs allowed per business as Zoning felt that should be determined as requests are made. Sexton moved to approve the first reading of the “In- ternally Illuminated "Open" Sign Ordi- nance Change Proposal" as stated, Edland seconded. Motion passed unan- imously. Seasonal Worker Plans and Wages Tracy Sexton Sexton stated we did not address the pay rates and plans for seasonal workers previously, and she provided the State COVID guidelines for Swimming Pools which she said are close to normal. Rates paid in previous years were reviewed and discussed. The practice has been for Maintenance and Lifeguard seasonal workers to fol- low the same rate targets. For Life- guards the practice has been for Workers to pay for required certification training and then we reimburse the cost ’ at the end of the year. The Pool Man- ager job description was rewritten to in- clude certifications required, etc. and Bonnie Streitz' was informed of the changes. Enders said that Belfield is advertising for Lifeguards at $14.00 per hour. Zuroff commented that we need to consider that we need to help make up for‘driving costs. Sexton suggested we use $15 as our seasonal rate for all workers, returning or first year. Peel em- ployees will be required to use the sys- tem for time keeping and documentation. Sexton said that a $20 rate for the seasonal Pool Manager seemed appropriate. Corneil stated that adjustments to the rates may ‘be needed as necessary depending on the quantity of applicants, etc. Sexton sug- gested that we get the Pool and Main— tenance seasonal positions published and evaluate the response. Sexton moved to approve $15 as the hourly rate for seasonal lifeguards and main- tenance workers and $20 as the hourly rate for the seasonal pool manager, both rates depending on experience as appropriate, Zuroff seconded. Motion passed unanimously. ' >- Miscellaneous Business Sexton commented she received a call from the County about considering a roll off dumpster for depositing leaVes‘ and wood from trees, but she assumed that Ellison would'deal with the issue. Ellison stated he had just been made aware of the issue and he would look into the situation as the County appar- ently plans to eliminate the dumping of trees and leaves at the County site. Beach described the plan, as provided by the County, to move the recycle trail- ers next to the dumpsters east of the City Shop. If a roll off dumpster is ap- proved It would likely go next to the re- cycle trailers and the fence would be extended around all of them. Zuroff asked what happens if someone drops off an appliance in the area now, Beach stated that if it isn't removed Dennis has been getting rid of them. It was agreed to put the toxic on the April Agenda for discussion. Financial Statements Financials - Ellison moved to accept the financials and claims as presented, Zuroff seconded. Motion passed unan- imously. Zuroff moved that we move to Exec- utive Session, Ellison seconded. The purpose of the Executive Session is to discuss negotiating strategy and pro- vide instructions to the Attorney regard- ing the pending contracts with TRMF including Development Agreement ad- dendums and other documents for phases of the Pt to Pt Park. The legal authority for closing this portion of the meeting is North Dakota Century Code section(s) N.D.C.C. § 44-04-19.1(9). N.D.A.G. 2013-0—13. The public portion of the meeting ended at 6:48 pm. The Executive Session was ad- journed at 7:40 pm and the public meet- ing reconvened. , 3130 330 ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC COOP, INC 1 2116.32 3131 33 BELFIELD . ‘ AUTO SUPPLY, INC 261.66. 3132 444 HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING SURVEYING v 25500 3133 286 ONE CALL CONCEPT36.00 3134 352 SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY 2254.56 3135 643 WASTE MANANGEMENT 110.79 5300 330 ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC COOP, INC 37.00 18170 330 ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC COOP, INC 2631.76 18171 AFLAC 165.24 18172 70 James Bridger 64.64 18173 14 Russel Lapp 1838.40 18174 23 Kinley R. Slauter 73.88 18175 VISION INSURANC FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE 33.87 18176 523 AT&T Mobility 457.61 18177 4 Todd M. Corneil 507.92 18178 14 Russel Lapp 1838.41 18179 AFLAC 165.24 18180 DENTAL INSURANC AMERITAS 576.40 18181 VISION INSURANC FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE 33.87 18182 805 AMAZON . CAPITAL SERVICES . 22.10 18183 33 BELFIELD AUTO SUPPLY, INC 153.26 18184139 BILLINGS CO A-UDITOR 206769.82 18185‘42 BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER 254.38 18186'815 BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS 107.97 18187 60 BRAUN DISTRIBUTING » 49.80 " 18188'73 CHILLER ’7'” ‘ ' " i SYSTEMS, INC 6042.68 18189 99 DAKOTA DUST-TEX, INC. 166.00 18190 135 FARMERS UNION3852.24 18191 791 FIRST STATE BANK 222.57 18192 444 HIGHLANDS ENGINEERING & SURVEYING 2295.00 18193 169 ITD 44.95 18194 229 MIDSTATE TELEPHONE COMPANY 868.59 18195 349 SOUTHWEST BUSINESS MACHINES, INC 433.93 18196 352 SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY 53.20 18197 378 THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEDORA FDTN 1214.58 NDPERS RETIREMN NDPERS 3429.27 FIT EFTPS 6026.90 RENT 450.00 GROUP TERM LIFE NDPERS HEALTH 7566.92 PAYROLL 2/5 10673.97 PAYROLL 2/19 7074.85 Deadline for Zoning Applications is Friday, March 5 @ 12:00pm with the Zoning Meeting is Tuesday, March 16 @ 6:00pm. The Deadline for Council Agenda Items is Thursday, April 1 @ 12:00pm. The next Council Meeting is Tuesday, April 6 6:00pm Sexton moved the meeting be ad- journed. Meeting adjourned at 7:42 pm. Attest: Todd Corneil, Mayor Attest: Gary Ridenhower, City Audi- tor (March 18) Notice MEDORA PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION Official Proceedings on February 16,2021 (DRAFT) (Subject to Board review and approval) Meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm. by President Kinley Slauter. Mem- bers present were Jim Bridger, Doug EI- lison, Travis Enders, Frank Lukowski, and Kinley Slauter. Gary Ridenhower was also present. Minutes from the January 19 meet- ing were presented to the Board for ap- proval. Enders commented that he would like to see the attendees changed to include Kinley Slauter and Gary Ridenhower, and a period added after "present". Ellison moved to ap- prove the minutes modified with Enders input, Bridger seconded. Motion passed unanimously. No Applications were Submitted Miscellaneous Business Annual Zoning Commission Presi- dent Election per 6.0402 Enders moved to elect Kinley Slauter as Zon- ing Commission President fer another year, Ellison seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Review Board Member Term End Dates - to clarify terms, the City Attor- ney suggested that Travis Enders' term be through February 2025 and Frank Lukowski's term be through October 2024. This recommendation will be made to the City Council for approval. - Form Redesign - Kinley Slauter Input from Slauter and Njos on revising the Zoning Application and creating a Building Permit were reviewed. The consensus was the proposed forms and processes are easier to understand and an improvement on what we have had, and we can work with the Njos proposal on use of the Building Permit. Some changes to be incorporated include: al- ways reter to the form/process as a Zoning Development Permit Applica- tion, use bolding consistently, include a request for "specific colors and materi- als", and request an indication on re- placement projects if the "material and colors match existing". Enders comple- mented Slauter and Njos on the good work. Enders moved to proceed with using the Zoning Application and Build- ing Permit Forms and Processes as re- vised, Lukowski seconded. Motion passed unanimously. ' Sheila Marie complaint on land usage - Sheila said they have been told they can‘t have people temporarily stay in trailers/campers on their property so they have visitors stay in town. On Jan- uary 22 her neighbor put two RV‘s by a house on his property and hooked one up a week later. She does not feel this is right based on past practices. Enders stated that City Ordinances do not deal with RV's in the Extra Territorial area, he suggested that if Sheila wants to suggest that a change be made to the Ordinances she should submit a request for a future Agenda. Enders also commented that the two RV's had set on a lot in the City for years prior to them being moved but no action was taken then. Sheila stated that for over 40 years they had abided by the understanding that RV's weren't to be lived in in their area, and the po- lice had come at one timeto advise them they couldn't have, " people stay in trailers. Slauter stated the County ‘should look into the‘siiua- tion. Ellison suggested that Stacey Swanson at the County should be con- tacted and asked how to proceed. Bridger and Ridenhower advised they had contacted Swanson about the issue. Enders stated the County has an RV ordinance that outlines allowed oc- cupancy of RV's in the County. Enders said that the current Medora Ordi- nances are inconsistent on the use of City and Extra Territorial referencing. The Board suggested that under current Ordinances parking the two RV's does not violate City Ordinances but sug- gested that Sheila needs to pursue the issuewith the County if she wishes. - Mary Griffin question on Christmas Banner Griffin asked for direction on the possible use of a lit Christmas Ban- ner across Pacific. Slauter stated that Christmas Decorations are allowed. En- ders questioned if a banner with lit let- ters isn't a sign? He said we haven't clarified year-round use of Open signs so he‘s not clear on direction on illumi- nated signs. The suggestion is if Griffin . wants to pursue the banner she should put in an application to be on the Agenda at the next meeting. Announcements: - Deadline for Zoning Applications March 5 - Zoning Meeting Tuesday, March 16 @ 6:00 Enders moved the meeting be-ad- journed, Bridger seconded. Meeting ad- journed at 6:51 pm. ATTEST: Kinley Slauter, President ATTEST: Gary Ridenhower, City Au- ditor (March 18) Service Operations Manager . ' West Dakota Utility Services, located in Mandan, N.D.,' has an immediate opening for a full-time Service Op- erations Manager. This position provides leadership in recruiting, hiring, motivating, managing, and evaluating service team members. The Service Operations Manager will manage the overall service department operations to ensure customer satisfaction and business growth. To perform effectively in this position, a college level degree in medium duty truck mechanics is required. A minimum of 5 years of experience in medium duty truck maintenance and repair, specializing in electrical and hydraulic of heavy equipment is required. This position requires the ability to communicate with staff and custom- : ers with a high level of skill. Supervisory experience of '3—4 years is preferred. Must hold a current commercial driver's license (CDL) or the ability to obtain one within ‘ 90 days of employment. To complete an ap- plication or if you have questions, please email or call (701) 222-1221. A SBA extends deferment period WASHINGTON —The US. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID- 19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. 0 All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12- months to 24-months from the date of the note. - All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2021, including COVID—19 EIDL, will haVe a first payment due date extended from 12- months to l8-months from the date of the note. Existing SBA disaster loans ap— proved prior to 2020 in regular serv- icing status as of March 1, 2020, received an automatic deferment of principal and interest payments through Dec. 31, 2020. This initial deferment period was subsequently extended through March 31, 2021. An additional 12—month deferment of principal and interest payments will be automatically granted to these borrowers. Borrowers will re- sume their regular payment schedule with the payment immediately pre- ceding March 31, 2022, unless the borrower voluntarily continues to make payments while on deferment. It is important to note that the inter— est will continue to accrue on the outstanding balance of the loan throughout the durationof the defer- ment. SBA continues to make available all previously approved Coronavirus Pandemic stimulus funding and ad- minister the new targeted programs related to provisions, in the 2020 Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (the Economic Aid Act) as quickly as possible. COVID-19 EIDL loans are of- fered with a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% interest rate for nonprofit organizations, a 30-year maturity. Interest continues to accrue during the deferment pe- riod and borrowers may make full or partial payments if they choose. Questions on SBA COVID-l9 EIDL and disaster loan payments can be answered by email. at Disas- or by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659—2955 (TTY: 1- 800-877—8339). NDSU Offering online gardening forums North Dakota State University Extension is offering a series of free 'workshops for gardeners. The Spring Fever Garden Forums will run on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Central time from- March 22 to April 12. Topics will include how to grow roses, select vegetable varieties, grow a no-till garden, lengthen the growing season, select maples, land- scape with omamental grasses and identify good bugs. “This is a great opportunity for gardeners to learn about the latest re- search from NDSU,” says Tom Kalb, NDSU Extension horticulturist. “They can watch the live presenta— tions and ask their questions of the speakers.” Gardeners have the option of watching online or at a participating NDSU Extension county office. More than 850' gardeners attended the forums last year. Everyone is wel— come. For more information on the workshops, participating county sites and the free online connection to the forums, do an online search for NDSU Spring Fever Garden Forums or O I go to er. Whooping Cranes migrating Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring‘migrationand sight- ings Wilt increases ‘tlréyfnrakeiihetr way' th‘r‘ottgh " Nbrtli‘ l‘jak'ot‘a'i over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these endangered birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked. The whooping cranes that do travel through North Dakota in spring are part of a population of about 500 birds on their way from wintering grounds at Aransas Na? tional Wildlife Refuge in Texas to nesting grounds at Wood Buffalo N a— tional Park in Canada, a distance of about 2,500 miles. Whoopers stand about 5 feet tall and have a wingspan of about 7 feet from tip to tip. They are bright white with black wing tips, which are visi- ble only when the wings are out- spread. In flight,.they extend their long necks forward, while their long, slender legs extend out behind the tail. Whooping cranes typically mi- grate singly, or in groups of 2—3 birds, and may be associated with sandhill cranes. Other white birds such as snow geese, swans and egrets are often mistaken for whooping cranes. The most common misidentification is Dr. Henry Springer passed away in 1988. In 2020, he helped 48 Dickinson kids go to college. , . fund at the pelicans, because their wingspan is similar and they tuck theirgpouch in flight;leaying‘firsilhduetté‘similar t‘o a'érane when "viewed from below. Anyone sighting Whoopers should not disturb them, but record the date, time, location and the birds' activity. Observers should also look closely for and report colored bands, which may occur on one or both legs. Whooping cranes have been marked with colored leg bands to help deter- mine their identity. Whooping crane sightings should be reported to US. Fish and Wildlife Service offices at Lostwood, 701- 848-2466; Audubon, 701-442-5474; the North Dakota Game and Fish De- partment in Bismarck, 701—328- 6300; or to local game wardens across the state. Reports help biolo- gists locate important whooping crane habitat areas, monitor marked birds, determine survival and popu- lation numbers, and identify times and migration routes. Pleasedsupport your local merchants r established a permanent North Dakota Community Foundation. The fund he created awards thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. So far. Dr. Springer has helped 863 North Dakota students pay for college. And his fund will continue to provide scholarship dollars in perpetuity. His last gift wiil last forever. What. will YOUR Legacy be? Call John Heine/r of the North Dakota Community Foundation at 701-590-4614 for a free. confidential. no obligation conversation about the leave in your hometown. you would like to