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<br />CASS CDlJNIY <br />GOVERNMENT <br />..I.. <br /> <br />Auditor <br /> <br />April 21, 2004 <br /> <br />RECENED <br />APR 2 1 2004 <br /> <br />Board of County Commissioners <br />Cass County Government <br />Cass County Courthouse <br />211 9th St. S. <br />Fargo ND 58103 <br /> <br />CASS COUN I Y ¡;UMM~ION <br /> <br />Michael Montiplaisir, CPA Re: Weed Control Officer <br />701-241-5601 <br /> <br />Treasurer Dear Commissioners: <br /> <br />For the purpose of paying the Weed Control Office, we need to have some <br />direction on how the County Commission wishes to proceed. <br /> <br />Charlotte Sandvik <br />701-241-5611 <br /> <br />Director of <br />Equalization <br /> <br />Frank Klein <br />701-241-5616 <br /> <br />Box 2806 <br />211 Ninth Street South <br />Fargo, North Dakota 58103 <br /> <br />Fax 701-241-5728 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />The Weed Board requested and the County Commission, on a three-two vote, <br />accepted a recommendation from the Weed Board to separate the Weed and <br />Vector positions and allow the Weed Board hire the Weed Control Officer. <br />That actual motion reads as follows: <br /> <br />"Mr. Meyer moved and Mr. Bennett seconded to accept a <br />recommendation from the Cass County Weed Control Board to <br />separate the weed and vector operations and authorize the Weed <br />Control Board to hire a weed officer and oversee the duties of this <br />position. On roll call vote, the motion carried with three members <br />voting "Aye" and Mr. Wagner and Mr. Vanyo voting "No"." <br /> <br />Before and after the meeting, I was left with the impression the County would <br />do whatever we could to assist the Weed Board in the transitional period of <br />hiring a new officer. It was with that understanding that I attended a weed <br />board meeting held on April 8th to facilitate the financial aspects of the Weed <br />Control District. As part of that meeting, I suggested since they wanted to <br />have responsibility over the hiring, supervising, and firing of the officer, that <br />we continue running the payroll and benefits through the county like we had <br />in the past. The actual motion passed by the Weed Control Board is as <br />follows: <br /> <br />"Mr. Hagen moved and Mr. Ecker seconded that the Weed Control <br />Officer position be considered a county employee for administrative <br />purposes only, with the hiring, firing and supervising duties being the <br />responsibility of the Weed Control Board. Motion carried <br />unanimously." <br />