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189 <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING OF CASS COUNTY BOARD OF COHMiSSIONEHS <br /> <br />FEBRUARY 7, 1989 <br /> <br /> Chairman Don Eckert called the meeting to order with all member~ <br />present as follows: Oscar Sondrall, Alon Wieland, Don Eckert, Sharon <br />Toussaint, and Gene Shannon. <br /> <br /> Mrs. Toussaint moved and Mr. Sondrall seconded that the minutes <br />of the previous meeting be approved as written. Motion carried. <br /> <br /> Sheriff Don Rudnick appeared before the Commission and highlighted <br />areas of the department's year-end report: 1988 showed 200 more <br />tickets had been written; thefts were down 50; 60,500 meals at $1.45 <br />each had been served; there were less runaways; the Juvenile Detention <br />Center averaged 5 per day, Civil process was up 400 more papers. Fees <br />collected were $8,000 more, By mid-April/May the department hoped to <br />have the Department Policy Manual completed for review by the <br />Commission. In June/July would be time to reapply for AMA status for <br />the jail. There will be a staffing study taking place in 1989 to <br />better utilize staff. There is anticipated a change in staff duties <br />when 911 starts in the fall. <br /> <br /> States Attorney Robert Hoy passed out a letter prepared by him and <br />a pamphlet regarding information and regulations on jails. He informed <br />the Commission that a county does not need a jail but must provide for <br />incarceration by either building its own jail, utilizing a Regional <br />Correctional Facility, or contracting with another jail. The County <br />Jail is filled with misdemeanor and felony cases. Jails are graded <br />#1--holding prisoners up to 1 year; #2--holding prisoners up to 90 <br />days; #3--holding prisoners for 96 hours. The Cass County Jail is a <br />Grade One Jail, which provides the greatest flexibility. Mr. Sondral[ <br />asked if it was legal for someone to own a jail and rent out cells. <br />States Attorney Hoy responded that the statutes do not allow for <br />privitization of jail services and the County could only contract with <br />another governmental unit. Mr. Wieland added that there is presently <br />House Bill #1496 before the legislature regarding private entities to <br />provide jail services. <br /> <br /> County Engineer Don Richards passed out a memo regarding an <br />upcoming 1989 project for Sheyenne Diversion. He requested that the <br />letting for this project be held at 11:00 a.m., March 21, 1989, in the <br />Commission Room. He requested that equipment be considered at this <br />time also. Mr. Richards informed the Commission that he was elected <br />President of the North Dakota County Engineers at their last meeting. <br /> <br /> County Auditor Ordelle Brua informed the Commission that Randy <br />Herman has not brought in a petition from Sleepy Hollow homeowners for <br />creation of special assessment district for street paving. This matter <br />will be discussed at the next regular Commission meeting. <br /> <br /> States Attorney Robert Hoy requested that two Victim/Witness <br />Advocates in his department receive their 4% raise which had been <br />budgeted for. There was a discussion about items put in the budget and <br />coming before the Commission for approval. Mr. Eckert said that at <br />budget time items are put in the budget, but it does not mean that ail <br />the funds would be spent. Mr. Shannon said a policy needs to be <br /> <br /> <br />