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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COCNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF CASS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA <br />REGULAR MEETING OF CASS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br />JANUARY 21, 1986 <br />Chairman Alon Wieland called the meeting to order and upon roll call, all members were present. <br />Mr. Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded that the minutes of the previous meeting be approved as <br />written. Motion carried. <br />Upon the recommendation of the County Auditor, Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Sondrall seconded that <br />the bids received from the Knight Printing Company on January 14th for election supplies be accepted. On <br />roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />A report by Commissioners Eckert and Larson on response from department heads regarding <br />compensation they receive other than salary was delayed until next week. <br />Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Larson seconded that the County Social Services Department be authorized <br />to hire an additional full -tine homemaker. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />Regarding 1986 employee salary increases, Mrs. Stanton stated that the motion which the Commission <br />adopted on October 1, 1985, was for budget purposes; and the Commission has not approved final salaries. <br />She reminded the Commissioners to review the print -out supplied by Sheriff Don Rudnick, Chairman of the <br />Salary Review Committee; and she stated that the Commission has not received a list of proposed salaries <br />for County Social Services. Scott Krueger, Administrative Assistant, provided a print -out of proposed <br />salaries for County Road Department employees. The Chairman requested County Engineer Don Richards to <br />review the proposed salaries individually with three of his employees who are not scheduled to receive an <br />increase in 1986. The Chairman asked each Commissioner to review the salary print -outs which they <br />received, and the matter will be placed on the agenda for next Tuesday. <br />Mr. Eckert moved and Mr. Sondrall seconded to approve the application for a Raffle Permit for the <br />Chaffee Summer Activity Fund on the date of March 8, 1986. On roll call vote, the motion carried <br />unanimously. <br />Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Larson seconded to receive and file the Indemnity Bond on Lost <br />Instrument for Debbie Kay Davis, and authorize the County Auditor to issue a duplicate check. On roll <br />call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />A public hearing was held at 10:00 A.M. on the proposed implementation of a two -year tax exemption <br />on new construction in rural Cass County. <br />Mr. Jini Antonoplos from Willow Creek Subdivision presented a petition signed by 29 property owners <br />in his area opposing the tax exemption. He stated that three of his neighbors have homes for sale, and a <br />tax exemption on new construction would make it even more difficult to sell existing homes in the rural <br />areas. <br />Mr. Mark Vanyo was present for the hearing representing the Fargo Moorhead Home Builders and the <br />Fargo Moorhead Board of Realtors encouraging the Commission to approve the exemption in order to promote <br />some of the rural areas where lots have been vacant. He stated that some people who may wish to build a <br />home in the County would build in Fargo instead because Fargo approved the 2 -year tax exemption. <br />Clarence Miller, County Director of Tax Equalization, stated that he could foresee problems in <br />administering the 2 -year tax exemption because many of the townships do not issue building permits and it <br />would be difficult to determine the starting date of construction and the completion date. He stated <br />that in 1985 in the City of Fargo, the mill rate could have been reduced 7 mills if this tax exempt <br />property had been placed on the tax rolls. <br />Floyd Buerkley, Fargo City Assessor, was present and stated that the 2-year tax exemption is <br />difficult legislation to administrate because the exemption only applies to the first owner /occupant. If <br />the ownership transfers, the exemption does not qualify. <br />Commissioner Stanton felt that implementing such a tax exemption is unfair to people who are paying <br />their taxes. Mr. Wieland reminded the Commission of the three original reasons for passing this <br />legislation, these being: unpaid special assessments, creating a future tax base, and to create jobs. <br />There being no further comments, Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Larson seconded that Cass County reject <br />the two -year tax exemption on new construction for rural Cass County. The motion carried on roll call <br />vote with four members voting "Aye Mr. Wieland opposing. <br />The Commission recessed for a meeting of the Cass County Building Authority, and then reconvened as <br />the County Board of Commissioners. <br />Mr. Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded to approve the action of the Cass County Building <br />Authority accepting Change Order G -1 in the amount of $252.00 for removal of trees for the Courthouse <br />south addition project. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />Mr. Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded that the County Auditor pay the bills for rental of the <br />County Court recording equipment from the Court Reporting Equipment line item in the 1986 budget. On <br />roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br />6286 <br />Bid for election <br />supplies awarded to <br />Knight Printing Co. <br />Dept. head compensa- <br />tion to be disc. <br />Soc. Serv. auth. to <br />hire addtl. homemaker <br />1986 employee <br />salary increases <br />discussed--Comm. <br />to review salary <br />printouts for next <br />Tuesday <br />Raffle Permit for <br />Chaffee Summer Activ- <br />ity Club <br />Lost Instr. Bond for <br />Debbie Kay Davis <br />Tax exemption on <br />new construction <br />in rural areas- <br />public hearing held <br />Bldg. Auth. meeting <br />Cthse. south addn. <br />project change -order <br />to remove trees <br />County Court record- <br />ing equipment -bills <br />to be paid <br />