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<br />6070 <br /> <br />Rd. Supt. auth. <br />to begin with <br />design work on <br />up to 3 bridges <br />in the County <br /> <br />City of Horace <br />to be assisted <br />in obtaining <br />Fed. funds for <br />dike improvement <br /> <br />Abate. for Fargo <br />Newman Center <br />approved <br /> <br />Report by <br />ical Soc. <br /> <br />, <br />i <br />I <br />! <br />. I <br />H~stor-; <br />! <br />I <br /> <br />Disc. with Soc. <br />Servo Director <br />on lobbying for <br />legislation in <br />Bismarck <br /> <br /> <br />PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF CASS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA <br /> <br />'tN1G _HL'R!!l.! ~_. ~~I' !I<.+'::~_.~____ _____. <br /> <br />-------------- <br />.---------.-----.-------- <br /> <br />--"'-'--~_.-.- - -- <br /> <br />Mr. Grindberg asked for the Board's permission to begin the bridge design work on <br />3 or 4 bridges in the County in order that the designs will be completed at the time <br />that State funding becomes available through the Secondary Roads Division of the State <br />Highway Department. Mr. Wieland asked him to bring in next week the locations of 3 bridges <br />which Steve feels are priorities. Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Sondrall seconded that <br />Steve Grindberg be authorized to begin with the design work for up to three bridges <br />in the County, this being at a cost of approximately $20,000.00 per bridge. On roll call <br />vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Mr. Irv Rustad from the Lake Agassiz Regional Council appeared to request the Board <br />! to sponsor an application for a Community Development Block Grant for the area outside <br />the corporate limits of the City of Horace which is included in a project by Horace <br />to raise the level of their dikes. Mr. Larson moved and Mr. Wieland seconded to assist <br />the City of Horace in obtaining a Community Development Block Grant for the area outside <br />their city limits. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimoUSly. <br /> <br />Upon the recommendation of Clarence Miller, Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Wieland <br />seconded to grant the Application for Abatement and Settlement of Taxes submitted by the <br />Newman Center-St. Paul's Catholic Chapel of Fargo. On roll call vote, the motion <br />carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Mr. Ken McIntyre presented the annual Audit Report of the Cass County Historical <br />Society and Bonanzaville, U.S.A. <br /> <br />Mr. Tom Jensen, County Social Services Director, appeared to explain his actions <br />concerning his involvement in testifying on -legislation in Bismarck, as was brought <br />to the Board's attention at last Tuesday's meeting. The question arose as to whether <br />the County Commission wishes to have County Department Heads get approval from the Board <br />i before traveling to Bismarck and before supporting or opposing legislative bills. <br />Mr. Wieland su~gested that the Commission invite all Department Heads, if they wish, <br />to come to th~atlirday morning meetings which the Commission has initiated for the purpose <br />of discussing proposed legislation. The Auditor will inform Department Heads of the <br />.saturday morning meetings. <br /> <br />Raffle Permit Mr. Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded to grant a Raffle Permit to the <br />for Kindred Lions Kindred Lion's Club on the date of April 9, 1983, at the Kindred School. <br />Club ' On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Disc. on adminis.: <br />)f the Food Stamp <br />Program--tempor. <br />help to be hired <br />for 60 days <br /> <br />Shff. employees <br />union attorney <br />apprd. re: group <br />health insurance <br /> <br />Soc. Servo emploi. <br />apprd. re: form- i the <br />ing a committee I the <br />on the health i <br />insurance matter i <br /> <br />Committee reports were given. <br /> <br />On motion by Mr. Larson and seconded by Mrs. Stanton, the meeting was adjourned. <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING OF CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />FEBRUARY 8, 1983 <br /> <br />Chairman Eckert called the meeting to order and upon roll call, all members <br />were present. <br /> <br />Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Larson seconded that the minutes of the previous meeting <br />be approved as written. Motion carried. <br /> <br />Mr. Tom Jensen, County Social Services Director, appeared to discuss the status <br />of the Food Stamp Program which is administered by his staff. The case load has <br />increased to the point where the present staff is unable to remain in compliance <br />with the Federal Government's time frame in terms of when a person first applies and <br />when they start receiving food stamps. <br /> <br />A committee of three County Social Service Board members was set up to further <br />i analyze the situation with the Food Stamp Program, and it is their recommendation <br />that Mr. Jensen hire a temporary eligibility technician for a period of 60 working days. <br />The County will be receiving about $4,000.00 additional reimbursement for having a <br />low error rate in administering the Food Stamp Program, and Mr. Jensen stated that this <br />money could be used to pay for this temporary help., Mr. Larson moved and Mr. Sondrall <br />seconded that Tom Jensen be authorized to hire an eligibility technician for 60 <br />working days. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Mr. Steve Schneider, Teamsters Union Attorney, appeared before the Board representing <br />County Sheriff's Department employees and their concern over group health insurance. <br />He reminded the Commission of the union contract which was signed by the County <br />in October of 1982 for the calendar year 1983 whereby the Sheriff's employees agreed <br />to the Commission's wage freeze if there were no changes in benefits during the <br />contract period. <br /> <br />Kathy Fenza, County Social Services employee, appeared before the Board to continue <br />discussion of forming a committee of Commissioners and employees to discuss <br />health insurance matter. <br />