OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT VALLEY TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING OF THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016.
Board Members and employees present were Hiltz, Rauch, Treasurer Boyer and Clerk Schmidt.
Chairman Hiltz welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order with the pledge to the flag at 7:00 pm.†
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Supervisor Rauch made a motion to approve the October 13, 2016, regular meeting Minutes.† Motion seconded by Supervisor Hiltz and carried on unanimous voice call vote.†
Treasurer Boyer reported the fund balances of General $106,495.35, Road and Bridge $580,895.75,
Fire Fund $88,877.46 with outstanding checks of $1,700.00 for a total cash on hand balance of $777,968.56.† Supervisor Rauch made a motion to accept the Treasurer's Report subject to audit. Supervisor Hiltz seconded motion and it carried on unanimous roll call vote.†††
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
The bills were reviewed.† Supervisor Rauch made a motion to pay the bills as presented.† Supervisor Hiltz seconded motion and it carried on unanimous roll call vote.††
Superintendent Jim Hess from Bemidji ISD #31 was present to discuss the new school.† District wide growth is up and so they are re-aligning the schools to K-3, 4-5 (800 kids), 6-8 and 9-12.† By doing that every school gets about 20% additional by taking the 4th and 5th grades out.† The new school would be named the Gene Dillon Elementary School and would be a 2 story school holding approximately 800 kids.† The cost was 2.1 million dollars to do the improvements on the roads by the middle school.† A plan and picture layout was presented by Mr. Hess for everyone to view.† It was felt that Adams Avenue would get a traffic signal, the lanes in front of the high school would be doubled, and a possible traffic signal at the Becida Road.† If the school canít hook up to the City sewer/water they have a plan drawn up to have construction of a septic done.† Lengthy discussion held.† The county is in charge of what gets done as far as traffic control.† The City is willing to bring the water and sewer down to Adams in the ditch where the county has the right of way.† They donít need the rest of the residents to hook up, just the school.† The first thing that needs to be done is the power lines need to be moved.† There is no cost difference but it would be more environmentally friendly to hook up to the city.† Mr. Hess says the City is not interested in doing any stub outs along Division Street.† He does not want us in the dark and will work through Supervisor Hiltz with any correspondence.† Kay Mack from Beltrami County was supposed to come to meeting but didnít show up.† Supervisor Rauch will touch base with her and see if she can come next month.†
The gate looks great and the keys have been made for the lock.†
3 holes were patched in Archery Road for utilities that were being installed.† Not much we can do about it.† Discussion held.†
Supervisor Rauch reported on the elections.† 947 voters turned out and we had 139 new voters.††
The Stone Lake culvert Ė Wade Thoring will take care of that.
Sheriff caught kid who was tearing up the road on Averi Circle.†
Red Oaks residents still talking about getting petition for paving going.
As there was no further business, Supervisor Rauch made motion to adjourn. Supervisor Hiltz seconded motion and it carried on unanimous voice call vote.† Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.