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<br />607 (j <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF CASS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Officer's ReportJ <br />for Feb. I <br /> <br />I <br />i <br />I <br /> <br />.;1 <br />Vouchers apprvd. <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />Co. Auditor ! <br />f' r <br />reports on 1nan1 <br />cial condition I <br />of the County i <br /> <br />! <br /> <br />I <br />i <br />I <br />I <br />Prop. legislatio~ <br />opposed by Comm. i <br /> <br />Group Hea 1 th . <br />Insurance--Reps. i <br />from Time Ins. co.1 <br />present I <br /> <br /> <br />i <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />I <br /> <br />Disc. on allot- <br />ment of Federal <br />Aid for 1983 <br /> <br />Automatic Rail- <br />road crossing <br />signals to be <br />installed at <br />Davenport & Ayr <br /> <br />I<NlllHT-~R!"T1MQ'CO,. r.iiiao. N;_~h_22~111I <br /> <br />-_.- - -~"'~===.,..-==---------_._------:.- <br /> <br />"U'_.___.'.._ ..___.,___..._..__'_,______ _ ._.._...__.... "__"', o<u___ _.__m_....'~. _, <br /> <br />Mr. Larson moved and Mr. Wieland seconded to receive and file the following <br />Officer's Reports for February, 1983: Motion carried. <br /> <br />Clerk of Court <br />County Court <br />Register of Deeds <br />Sheriff <br /> <br />$ 3,566.00 <br />$22,708.55 <br />$ 8,436.00 <br />$ 6,440.54 <br /> <br />Mr. Larson moved and Mr. Wieland seconded that Vouchers No. 32,209 through <br />No. 32,968 and Revenue Sharing Vouchers No. 341 through No. 347 be approved and ordered <br />paid. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Duane Hoehn, County Auditor, reported on the County's financial condition at the <br />present time. He stated that the deficit has been reduced from $1.8 million to <br />$473,967.00 due to departments under-spending their budgets at the end of December, 1982, <br />due to the estimated receipts being higher than anticipated, and also due to the <br />Emergency Poor Levy. Mr. Hoehn predicted that the deficit will increase to $778,000.00 <br />at the end of 1983 because 10% of the 1982 taxes, or about $304,000.00, will remain <br />uncollected at the end of the year. He stated that it is not unusual to have a deficit <br />at the end of the calendar year until the next year's tax money comes in. The Commission <br />asked for an updated report in July. <br /> <br />The Board reviewed proposed legislation. Mr. Wieland moved and Mr. Larson seconded <br />to send a copy of the Board's letter of February 16, 1983, to the House Appropriations <br />Committee urging opposition to Senate Bill 2037 which pertains to the State Revenue <br />Sharing Program; and that the Commissioners also make telephone calls to legislators <br />urging the defeat of this bill. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Representatives of the Time Insurance Company appeared before the Board to further <br />discuss their bid proposal for furnishing Cass County employees with group health <br />insurance. Mr. Larson asked for a premium rate for an 8-month period to the end of <br />December, 1983, rather than a 12-month period, and this information will be forthcoming. <br /> <br />On motion by Mr. Larson and seconded by Mr. Wieland, the meeting was adjourned. <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING OF CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />MARCH 15, 1983 <br /> <br />Chairman Eckert called the meeting to order and upon roll call, all members <br />were present. <br /> <br />Mr. Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded that the minutes of the previous meeting <br />be approved as written. Motion carried. <br /> <br />The County Road Superintendent reported that the 1983 allotment of Federal Aid <br />Secondary funds for Cass County is $123,200.00 instead of $163,200.00 as reported last <br />week because the County already received $40,000.00 of the 1983 allotment and used it <br />on the County Road 26 project. <br /> <br />Mr. Grindberg reported that automatic railroad crossing signals have been <br />approved at two locations in Cass County on the 1983 program. The locations are within <br />the city limits of Davenport and Ayr; therefore, the cost of both projects will be <br />paid in full by Federal funds and by the Public Service Commission. Mr. Sondrall <br />stated that there is a dangerous railroad crossing at Buffalo, and Mr. Grindberg stated <br />that there is some study being done on this location. <br /> <br />Bridge project The Board discussed the proposed bridge project north of Horace on County Road 17 <br />on C17 north of 1 which may be ready for bid letting in May of this year. Mr. Grindberg stated that the <br />Horace--Rd. Supt'l Commission budgeted $70,000.00 as the County's share on this bridge but it looks like <br />to continue the i the County's share may be an additional $40,000.00. The total estimated cost of the <br />plans . project is $431,000.00. The Auditor stated that perhaps it will be into the next <br />budget period before the final payment is requested. Mr. Larson moved and Mr. Sondrall <br />seconded to authorize the Road Superintendent to continue the plans for the County Road 17 <br />bridge project. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />. I <br />Dlsc. on employeel <br />group health ' <br />insurance-- <br />'proposal that <br />employees pay <br />a portion of <br />the endorsements <br />to keep them <br />under the basic <br />policy <br /> <br />Discussion was held on the employees' group health insurance contract for the <br />remainder of 1983. The States Attorney was asked to review the Sheriff employees' <br />union contract as it relates to insurance benefits, and he was asked the question of <br />what the County can do with regard to increasing the deductible or considering the <br />removal of certain endorsements from the basic plan. Mr. Hay stated that the union <br />contract is not specific in these areas, but he felt that a point of law can be argued <br />on both sides. <br /> <br />'Members of the Employees Committee for the study of the health insurance issue <br />were present and asked that the Commission not change the coverage that is presently <br />in effect. After discussion, it was proposed by the committee that the endorsements <br />not be dropped but that the employees contribute a certain amount toward the cost of <br />these endorsements. <br />