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6245 <br />Telephone equip. <br />contracts signed <br />for subs. equip. <br />Vouchers approved <br />Co. Govt. Study <br />disc. with Dept. <br />Heads <br />Health Insurance- <br />report by consult. <br />County to reduce <br />costs to employees <br />on ins. premium <br />for balance of '85 <br />Bridge project in <br />Normanna Twp <br />subcontractor <br />appeared before Comm <br />re: late payment <br />of her contract <br />Cemetery relocation <br />project -Comm. <br />approves Option #4 <br />which is to move <br />the total of 365 <br />graves at $187.00 <br />per grave to <br />reconsider purchase <br />of concrete grave <br />boxes for future <br />maintenance improve <br />ments project to <br />begin July 1st <br />Disc. on draft of <br />"Cass County <br />Personnel Policies" <br />Clerk of District <br />Court, Ruth Hellem <br />resigns <br />PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF CASS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA <br />Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Sondrall seconded that the Vice Chairman be authorized to sign contracts <br />with AT &T Company for substitute telephone equipment at a savings to the County of $4,100.00. On roll <br />call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Eckert seconded that Vouchers No. 53,773 through No. 54,585 be approved <br />and ordered paid. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />Committee reports were given. <br />On motion by Mr. Eckert and seconded by Mrs. Stanton, the meeting was adjourned. <br />REGULAR MEETING OF CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />JUNE 11, 1985 <br />Chairman Ray Larson called the meeting to order and upon roll call, all members were present. <br />Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Eckert seconded that the minutes of the previous meeting be approved as <br />written. Motion carried. <br />Mr. Wieland reported that he met with many of the elected officials and department heads for their <br />input on implementation of recommendations in the Cass County Government Task Force Study, and he met <br />with local accountants about the recommendation on developing a new budget format. Mr. Eckert also met <br />with a number of the County department heads, and it was his opinion that the departments are concerned <br />about having good communication between themselves and the Commission when implementing new programs. <br />Another area in the study where there appears to be a great need is hiring a computer programmer. The <br />Chairman and Commissioner Wieland will do some further study in this area. <br />Mr. Dan Martinsen gave a progress report on the Blue Cross -Blue Shield group health insurance <br />program. There is_a ba lance in the insurance account of $235,065.92 as of June 1, 1985. Mr. Martinsen <br />stated that the plan has gone extremely well, and the Commission stated that he has done a good job for <br />the County. Mr. Martinsen stated that the employees have given up some benefits by the change in plans, <br />but he has had their cooperation and he recommended recognizing them in some way. <br />Mr. Wieland moved that beginning July 1st for the balance of 1985 only that the County reduce the <br />costs of the health insurance plan for the full -time employees to zero to reflect their help in making <br />this system work; and that the premium of part-time employees be reduced by the same dollar amount as the <br />full -time employees for the balance of 1985 also. The motion was seconded by Mr. Eckert for discussion. <br />At the call for the question and upon roll call vote, the motion carried with three members voting "Aye <br />Mrs. Stanton and Mr. Eckert opposing. <br />Rita Holland, President of R. Holland Construction, Inc. of Tower City appeared before the Board <br />seeking payment, or assistance toward payment, for her fi_rm's_work on a bridge project in Section 14, <br />Normanna Township. Apparently the general contractor has been paid 70% of the total contract price by <br />the State Highway Department, and the sub contractor, R. Holland Construction, Inc., has not been paid <br />but completed the work on December 10, 1984. Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Eckert seconded that the Cass <br />County Commission send a letter to the State Highway Department outlining the problem to be sure they are <br />aware of it. Motion carried. The States Attorney will draft the letter. <br />Mr. Lowell Brenna gave an update on the cemetery relocation project. Concerning maintenance of <br />Springvale Cemetery, Mr. Wieland suggested that Commissioners Eckert and Sondrall work out some details <br />with a retired couple who is interested in cemetery maintenance, and report back to the Commission. <br />Mr. Brenna presented a composite of the informal bids received for the cemetery relocation project. <br />He presented four options ranging in price from the highest bid of $472.00 /grave for moving 35 to 50 <br />graves to a low bid of $187.00 /grave for moving all 365 graves. The lowest bid does not include grave <br />markers or concrete vaults, which should be considered for improved future grounds maintenance. <br />Mr. Eckert moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded to approve Option #4 which is to move a total of 365 <br />graves at a cost of $68,355.00 or $187.00 per grave, and to reconsider the purchase of concrete vaults <br />next week. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />Mr. Eckert moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded that the cemetery relocation project begin on July 1, <br />1985. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />Discussion was held on the draft of "Cass County Personnel Policies" as prepared by the <br />Administrative Assistant's office. Mrs. Stanton stated that it needs a considerable amount of review and <br />recommended holding an informal meeting for this purpose. Jim Thoreson was present representing County <br />employees, and he stated that the employees would like some input because there are a number of changes <br />from the present policy. Correspondence was received from Cass County Social Services with comments and <br />suggestions on the proposed manual. The Chairman set the date of June 18th at 7:00 P.M. in the <br />Commission Room for employees, Department Heads and Commissioners to review the manual. <br />Mr. Wieland moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded to receive and file the letter of resignation from Ruth <br />Hellem as Clerk of District Court for Cass County, effective July 1, 1985. Motion carried unanimously. <br />