Board Minutes

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

February 19, 2019

Veteran’s Room – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

 

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Chad Friese, Melissa Anderson and Rick Eckart.

Absent: Billie Jo Ruetter.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor: Harvey Park Broad Members-Brad Kline, Steve Aljets and Marci Eckart.

 

Chairperson Knudtson called the meeting to order.  She thanked Cherie Heisler for cooking a delicious meal.

 

VISITORS:  The Harvey Park Board Members addressed the JDA.  They are looking for permission to use Dr. Gunderson’s help with grant writing for a new pool.  The JDA at this time feels Dr. Gunderson is only in the office ½ time he doesn’t have any extra time.  If he has extra time in the future they would be willing to allow it.

 

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS Friese by to approve the minutes from the meeting on January 22nd, 2019.  Upon VV, MC.

 

FINANCIALS:   M by Eckart, MS by Friese to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:  The Childcare project was discussed.  They are still looking for a director that meets the requirements.  They would still like the public’s help on naming the child care.  Public Health will be moving out of the facility in March.      

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

Dr. GUNDERSON discussed all the projects he has been working on.   He is enjoying his position and would like to continue as the JDA Director.  The JDA committee discussed options for moving forward.  They would like to see Dr Gunderson work with an intern for a few semesters starting in June of 2019.  The JDA would be willing to pay the position hoping one of the candidates would like to stay on fulltime when Dr Gunderson decides to retire.

 

PACE BUYDOWN for Beil/Subway has been paid off.  When the JDA approved his pace buydown originally it was a loan that the borrower would start paying back after the pace was completed.  The JDA discussed the pay back.  It was decided the loan would be granted to Beil and no payback was required.  The JDA has not required any of the other pace participants to pay back their loans.  M by Eckart, MS by Friese to approve the grant and payback will not be required. Upon VV, MC.   

 

The next scheduled JDA meeting is March 19that 5:30.   

 

 

 

 

REGULAR HARVEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 5:30pm

Harvey City Hall

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

 

The Harvey City Council met in Council Chambers on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 5:30pm.  Present were Mayor Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Shelley Svoboda, Donnie Hoepfer.  Absent was Rick Eckart. Also present were Auditor Karen Nordby and Public Works Director Kenny Erickson.

 

VISITORS: Job Development Director Paul Gunderson and Police Officer Henry Head.

 

Mayor Adams called the Regular Meeting to order.

 

Mayor Adams led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Auditor Nordby updated the progress on the meter project/Water Treatment Plant.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Eckart to submit plumbing invoice from TJ Plumbing for $813. Upon VV, MC. Nordby inform the council that the water treatment plant equipment is on its way. The truck route signage was discussed.  M by Wenninger, MS by Baltrusch to approve change order 9 for the truck route signage in the amount of $10,192.60. Upon RCV, MC.  Nordby discussed the pay requests for the street improvement project. M by Baltrusch, MS by Svoboda to approve paying invoice #19953 for $3,305 to Moore Engineering. Upon VV, MC. M by Hoepfer, MS by Anderson to approve reimbursing the City of Harvey for legal fees paid to Nyhus Law and Ted Seibel in the amount $2433. Upon VV, MC.   

 

JDA: Dr. Paul Gunderson described his activities over the last month.  He has been very busy working with several businesses.  He has been working on writing grants for a new City of Harvey website as well as more walking paths for the City of Harvey. 

 

POLICE REPORT: Officer Head presented the police department’s activity report. He stated the new Police Chief will start in Jan of 2019.

 

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT: Public Works Director Erickson informed the council he has hired a new sanitation worker. He discussed the truck route.  A portion was omitted in error which should read: extending from 7th Street East onto the 700 block of Custer Avenue continuing east on 8th Street to Business 52. The map was correct.  M by Wenninger, MS by Anderson to amend truck route. Upon VV, MC. Erickson reviewed commercial garbage rates.  He and Nordby have been working on increases for 2019.  Garbage weights have been collected since we received the new printer for the truck for commercial users. The council tabled the rate increase until Jan 2019 for further research.

 

AUDITOR REPORT: Nordby’s report and the financials were in the packet for the council to review. Nordby informed the council the childcare has closed.  They are looking for a director so they can reopen the center.  Nordby has been busy giving out payoff requests for the old and new special assessments.

 

MINUTES: M by Hoepfer, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting on November 14th.  Upon RCV, MC.

 

CASH REPORT: M by Hoepfer, MS by Baltrusch, to approve the Auditor’s Cash Report as submitted with November Revenue of $150,209.57.  Upon RCV, MC.

 

VOUCHERS: M by Hoepfer, MS by Baltrusch, to approve vouchers, Airside Solutions $509.45, Ameripride $150.91, Aqua-Pure Inc $907.50, Broad Reach 163.70, Cherie Heisler $180.00, City of Harvey $1550.40, Curt Benson $270, Dacotah Paper Co $207.87, Dakota Fire Extinguishers, Inc $1,029.58, Dale’s Radiator and Repair $436, Dennis Dockter $.42, Emery-Pratt Co $97.35, Frey Insurance $65, Grand Forks Fire Equip $6471.58, Hannah Tuenge $147.84, Harvey Fire Department 6,519.92, Harvey Motor Service $8.79, Harvey Oil Co. $1804.15, Harvey Sand & Gravel $28.13, Hav-It Services $317.50, Hav-It Recycling $1,250, Hawkins Inc $1,830.54, Henry Head $86.34, Heilman Electric $60, Herald Press $727.45, Hinrichs Super Valu $13.58, HK Designs $100, Hornbachers $81.57, Information Technology Dept $126.95, Jeff’s Key and Lock Repair $270, Jamey Weinmann $180, John Deere Financial $17.98, Jonathan Gallagher $79.56, Karen Nordby $240, Keith Olson $340.73, Kelli Tipton $75, Knowbuddy Resources $378.81, Kotako $5170.32,  Lemers True Value $84.15, Midamerica Books $37.90, Midee Auto $448.17, Minot Daily News $239.20, NAPA Auto Parts $158.25, NDDOH $16.48, ND Dept of Health/Microbiology $32, NDLC $140, NDRWS $240, NDTC $1,652.18, NDWU $300, Nyhus Law Firm $938.75, One Call Concepts, Inc $4.80, Ottertail Power Company $7112.84,  Patzer Truck Repair $369.73. Paul Gunderson $3,500, Postboard $45, PowerPlan $111.38, Radison $91.65, Rough Rider $550, RV Enterprises $500, Sharon Seehafer $2100.69, Shelley Svoboda $119.90, Smart Apple Media $103.80, Steve Lien $180, Swanston Equipment $299.55, the Library Store $134.61, TJ Plumbing $813, Tractor Supply Co $224.76, Uniform Center $119.99, USBank $500, US Postal Service $275.28, Verendrye Electric Cooperative $297, Verizon $292.28, Visa $2,815.20, Warehouse Grocery $30.52, Waste Management of ND $3,340.40, Wells County Treasurer $196.72, Wells County Recorder $140, Woody’s $178.03 and Nov payroll $63,778.81. Upon RCV, MC

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE- The consensus of the council is to allow the City Office to be CLOSED on Dec 24 and 25, as well as Dec 31 and Jan 1.  The employees will have to use vacation time to cover the time off and holiday pay.

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS – M by Weninger, MS by Svoboda to approve the Liquor License Renewals as presented for the Harvey Bottle Shop, Eagles Club, Little Mart, JW’s, Ta Ahni, Krafty’s Bar & Grill, Spectators and the Harvey Hotel Group for 2019.  Upon VV, MC. Hoepfer abstained from voting.

 

TAX FORECLOSED PROPERTY:  M by Hoepfer, MS by Baltrusch to accept tax foreclosed properties from Wells County: Roerick’s Property, Block 2, Lot 3 –Mill’s Addition,Block 2, Lot 4 – Mill’s Addition, Block 2, Lot 5 – Mill’s Addition; Luhman’s Property Lot 4 - South Side Addition; Montgomery’s Property, S 50’ of Lots 1 & 2 – Low’s Addition; Eckart’s Property B - D – Frueh’s Addition; Cendroski Property’s, Block 1, S 89’ of Lot 1 – Dolen’s Addition; Lankford’s Property, Block 3, Lot 7 – Mill’s Addition – Block 3, Lot 8 – Mill’s Addition; Eckert’s Property, N 60’ of B-A – Frueh’s Addition. Upon VV, MC.

 

RECYLING CENTER: The recycling center is requesting permission to replace 5 fluorescent light fixtures on the south half of the building plus add 3 electrical outlets on the south & west wall of the heated side of the building.  The cost would be approx. $500.  M by Hoepfer, MS by Baltrusch to approve the project.  Upon VV, MC.

 

SUPPORT FOR DOT APPLICATION: Dr. Gunderson is completing the grant application for the DOT TAP.  He is requesting funding to continue the walking path.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Svoboda to support the request. Upon VV, MC.

 

REQUEST FROM JANE ISAAK: Jane Isaak requested to be reimbursed the interest for her first payment on her street improvement special assessment.  She paid her street special assessment in full in December. The council appreciates her paying off her specials early but if they reimburse one individual, they would have to reimburse everyone that pays their specials off this year.  M by Weninger, MS by Hoepfer to deny request. Upon VV, MC. 

 

ADJOURNMENT: M by Baltrusch, MS by Anderson for adjournment, upon VV, MC. The next meeting will be January 9, 2019.

 

 

___________________                                                                           _____________________________

Ann Adams, Mayor                                                                                      Karen Nordby, Auditor

 

 

 

                                                                               

Harvey Job Development Authority

October 16, 2018

Lonetree Wildlife Management Headquarters – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

 

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Billie Jo Ruetter, Chad Friese and Rick Eckart.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor:  Dennis Rodin, Clare Carlson, Rad Neuhalfen and Marci Eckart.

Chairperson Knudtson called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Eckart to approve the minutes from the meeting on Sept 18, 2018.  Upon VV, MC.

 

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Eckart to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

 

VISITOR: Dennis Rodin and Clare Carlson from USDA/RD shared a power point presentation with some of the programs they offer to help communities. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:  The Childcare project was discussed.  The committee conference-called Joe and Bridget Mcquire.  They discussed the future of the Learning Circle.  The number of children enrolled is steadily decreasing.  The Learning Circle is not able to cover the cost of running the center with the low enrollment. They would like to transition away from the Harvey location.  They will continue operating the Center until the transition is over.  M Friese by, MS by Baltrusch to approve paying the Learning Circle $750 per week starting the first week of Oct to cover hotel and travel expenses for providing a director from their other locations.  Upon VV, MC.  The committee would like to have an ad in the paper ASAP to hire a director and move forward with the transition.  M by Friese, MS by Baltrusch to hire employees for the child care as a separate class/employee group of people.  The fulltime staff will receive a single health care policy and 5 days PTO.  The Director will start at a competitive market value subject to the City of Harvey being allowed to create a separate employee  class.  Upon VV, MC. Dr. Gunderson has continued to work on several projects.  The Governor’s Office had a very successful visit to Harvey on Oct 3.  The JDA hosted approx. 35 for lunch at Lincoln and 9 followed by great conversation with the Department of Commerce and the Governor’s staff. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Dr. Gunderson updated the committee about several other projects he has been working on. 

 

The next scheduled JDA meeting is Nov. 20th at 5:30.   

 

 

                                                                                 

Harvey Job Development Authority

September 18, 2018

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

 

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Billie Jo Ruetter , Chad Friese and Rick Eckart.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor:  Rad Neuhalfen and Marci Eckart.

Chairperson Knudtson called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Anderson to approve the minutes from the meeting on August 21, 2018.  Upon VV, MC.

 

FINANCIALS:   M by Anderson, MS by Adams to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

 

VISITOR:  Rad Neuhalfen discussed his request of $20,000 for buying equipment for a tree service.  He and Dr. Gunderson have been working on the application which was included in the packet. M by Adams, MS by Anderson to approve $20,000 with a UCC on the equipment, a $50,000 life insurance policy with the JDA being the beneficiary, a disability policy for $350 per month for the life of the loan. The term will be 60 months at 0% interest with payments deferred for one year therefore payments will start in Oct of 2019. Upon VV, MC. Friese and Eckart abstaining.   

 

OLD BUSINESS:  The Childcare project was discussed.  The committee would like Paul, Karen, Chad and Melissa to visit with Joe and Bridget.  They would like them to discuss the future and how the market may be different in Harvey vs the other cities they are in.  Karen will work with them to schedule the meeting.  Dr. Gunderson has continued to work on a new website.  The committee talked about the outdoor signs.  They would like to see if we could get them lighted either by electricity or solar. The committee reviewed the proposed agreement with Lincoln and Nine Café and Coffee LLP.  Tracie would like to start repayment of ½ of the loan balance in Oct 2018.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve the request.  Upon VV, MC.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Dr. Gunderson updated the committee about several other projects he has been working on.  He informed the committee he has been working on writing some grant opportunities. He has been working with the Governor’s Office on a date to visit Harvey.  They will be coming Oct 3 at 12:00pm.  The JDA will be hosting lunch at Lincoln and 9.  Please watch your email for an agenda once it is complete.  He, Mayor Ann and Karen attended Annual Conference for the NDLC. 

The Little Stinger Football Program has requested help purchasing a water reel for watering the grass of the practice field.  The cost of the piece of equipment is $4500.  They are requesting a grant of $1000. M by Baltrusch, MS by Eckart to approve the request.  Upon VV, MC.      

 

The next scheduled JDA meeting is Oct 16th at 5:30 at Lonetree Wildlife Management Area.   

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

August 21, 2018

Veterans Room – 5:30 p.m.

 

Note: All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise noted.

Key – M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MV-Motion Carried

 

Present: Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Melissa Anderson, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, and Billie Jo Reimche

Absent: Chad Friese

Other: Dr. Paul Gunderson

Visitors: Marci Eckert, Rad Neuhalfen

 

Chairperson Knudtson called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES: M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the meeting on July 17th. Upon VV, MC.

 

FINANCIALS: M by Eckart, MS by Anderson to approve the financials. Upon VV, MC.

 

OLD BUSINESS: Proposals to build a new Harvey city website are in hand. Sheridan Animal Hospital broke ground on August 20th for a new clinical and animal housing facility at the old stockyards site southeast of Harvey. Dr. Gunderson has maintained contact with several businesses intent on locating in Harvey, including The Dollar General Corporation, Rancho Grande 2, Intellifarms Northern Division, and two emerging entrepreneurs. Updates were provided about several business ownership transactions, the Red River Corridor Fund, Harvey Farmers’ Market, a Distance Learning Center for Harvey, and media interactions.

 

NEW BUSINESS: M by Anderson, MS by Eckart to purchase a ¼ page ad in 2019 North Dakota Legendary HUNTING & FISHING GUIDE with wording similar to last year. Upon VV, MC. Dr. Gunderson provided updates on several new business developments, resources available for additional Centennial Park development, emerging press releases, and two of three grant applications submitted to funding agencies. He will continue to update the JDA as developments emerge. The United States Department of Agriculture’s rural development staff from the state office in Bismarck has asked for a meeting with the Harvey JDA. A new-to-Harvey entrepreneur was introduced to the JDA and provided a brief update on his proposed business plan.

 

The next scheduled JDA meeting is September 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

July 17, 2018

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

 

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson and Rick Eckart.

Absent: Chad Friese.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor:  Dr. Nadine Tedford and Marci Eckart.

 

Chairperson Knudtson called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Anderson to approve the minutes from the meeting on June 17, 2018.  Upon VV, MC.

 

FINANCIALS:   M by Anderson, MS by Adams to approve the financials with changes.  Upon VV, MC. 

 

VISITOR:  Dr Nadine Tedford discussed the Sheridan Animal Hospital.  She reviewed a list of equipment that the clinic needs to update.  The JDA discussed the list.  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to grant the DR Wizard XRay System Developer to the Sheridan Animal Hospital. Upon VV, MC.   

 

OLD BUSINESS:  The Childcare project has been completed and is open for business. Dr. Gunderson has continued to work on specs for the new website.  The proposals will be due in August.  The Mayor has appointed Bille Jo Ruetter to the JDA committee.  She will join in August.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Dr. Gunderson updated the committee about several other projects he has been working on.  He has been working with St Aloisius Medical Center on a ribbon cutting and blessing for the remodeled clinic on August 1 at 1:00pm.  He, Mayor Ann and Karen have met with Jill from USDA/RD to see what programs are available for him to use as tools.  He is working on an Airtaxi that would utilize the Harvey Airport.  The committee discussed purchasing technology for the committee and the director. M by Anderson, MS by Adams to purchase 3 ipads and a Microsoft surface for the director.  Upon VV, MC.      

 

The next scheduled JDA meeting is August 21st at 5:30.   

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

June 17, 2018

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

 

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson and Rick Eckart.

VIA teleconference: Chad Friese.

Absent: Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby, Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor:  Marci Eckart and Radigan Neuhalfen

 

Chairperson Knudtson called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the meeting on May 15th.  Upon VV, MC.

 

FINANCIALS:   M by Eckart, MS by Adams to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:  The Childcare project has finished its outdoor space with a concrete pad, a large sandbox, a swing set and 4 inches of mulch.  Dr. Gunderson is continuing on the narrative for the Strategic Plan. Dr. Gunderson has continued working on specs for the new website.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Dr. Gunderson updated the committee about several other projects he has been working on.  He will continue to update the JDA as things progress. 

 

The next scheduled JDA meeting is July 17th at 5:30.   

 

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

May 15, 2018

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

 

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson and Rick Eckart.

VIA teleconference: Chad Friese.

Absent: Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby, Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor:  Marci Eckart and Radigan Neuhalfen

 

Chairperson Knudtson called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the meeting on May 15th.  Upon VV, MC.

 

FINANCIALS:   M by Eckart, MS by Adams to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:  The Childcare project has finished it’s outdoor space.  Dr. Gunderson is working on the narrative for the Strategic Plan. Dr. Gunderson is working on preparing specs for a new website.  He has received a 50/50 grant from the Magi Fund for $3500 for the project.  He has been working on the Distant Learning Project.  It seems like there are funding sources for it.  He will continue with the project and updating the committee.  The committee discussed the Sheridan Animal Hospital.  The consensus of the committee is to support the project on some level.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Dr. Gunderson conversed with the committee about several other items he has been working on.  He will continue to update the JDA as things progress.

 

The next scheduled JDA meeting is June 19th at 5:30.   

 

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

April 17, 2018

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Terry Hinrichs, and Chad Friese.

Absent: Rick Eckart

Other:  Karen Nordby, Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor: Chad Filler

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

VISITOR:  Chad Filler from the Harvey Wildlife Club visited with the committee about the projects they are working on.  They are redoing the fishing pier by Susag’s Sand and Gravel.  The project costs are still unknown.  The JDA would like to help the Club out but need more information.  Chad will come back at a later date.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the meeting on March 20th.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Hinrichs, MS by Friese to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS:  The Childcare building is in the final phase.  The building has the flooring installed.  The walls have been painted.  Dr. Gunderson updated the JDA on Operation Community Partnership.  The group met on April 12.  They worked on the final piece of the plan.  He is looking to create a 2nd group of Gen X and Y’s so, he will have a larger population from which to gather data.  Once he has met with them he will work on finishing the proposed strategic plan for the City of Harvey.

NEW BUSINESS:  Dr. Gunderson discussed the office needs for improved IT.  He would like to update his computer to office 365 so it is more compatible with his home office.  He would also like to restore his computer to original since it has been having problems with viruses.  Dr. Gunderson would like to purchase a large size white board for his office. M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve proposed requests. Upon VV, MC.  Dr. Gunderson conversed with the committee about the need for new display material and an updated Website.  He proposed using the MAGI grant opportunity for this purpose.  The census of the committee is it is a great fit and to continue with the process.  Dr. Gunderson reviewed a few other projects with the committee.

The next scheduled JDA meeting is May 22nd at 5:30.   

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

March 20, 2018

Veterans Room/Cobblestone Inn – 4:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Rick Eckart, and Chad Friese.

Absent:  Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby , Dr. Paul Gunderson.

Visitor: Joe and Bridget McQuire, Chad Reimche , Donna Marthe, Jill Haakenson, Shirley Reinowski, Howard Schaan,  Rhonda Knudson, Lowell Kaul, Marci Eckart, Delvin Hansen, Donna English, Phil Leer,   Tim and Beth Huseth, Billie Jo Reutter, Kathy Muscha, Jeff and Shilista Soberg, Doug Heil, Ronald Johnson, Gene Warzecha and Susan Shearer.

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Eckart to approve the minutes from the meeting on February 20th.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS:  Joe and Bridget McQuire presented their plan for leasing the childcare. The building is moving along.  The building has been sheetrocked and is in the process of taping and texturing.     M by Adams, MS by Friese to lease the child care building to Joe and Bridget McQuire for $1 per month for one year.  The lease will be negotiated annually.  Upon VV, MC.

PPP: M by Baltrusch, MS by Friese write a letter of support for the project. Upon VV, MC.

Operation Community Partnership:  The group discussed mission statements for the City of Harvey at the Cobblestone Inn starting at 5:30.  Dr. Gunderson will use the information to work on creating one Mission Statement.  The next scheduled meeting is April 12th at 5:30 at the Cobblestone Inn.  Food will be provided.  Karen will send out a reminder Email.    

NEW BUSINESS:   NONE

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

February 20, 2018

Cobblestone Inn – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Rick Eckart, Terry Hinrichs and Chad Friese.

Other:  Karen Nordby , Bob Weninger

Visitor: Chad Reimche , Donna Marthe, Jill Janakenson, Carl Snedaker, Shirley Reinowski, Howard Schaan,  Rhonda Knudson, Sheena Schneibel, Lowell Kaul, Daniel Stutlien, Marci Eckart, Delvin Hansen, Donna English, Ted Sitz, Phil Leer, Ronald Johnson, Rochelle Vandegrift,  Tim Huseth, Edie Schell, Billie Jo Reutter, Beth Huseth, Collette Hertz, Chad and Amber Ziegler.

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Eckart to approve the minutes from the Jan 16th meeting and January 16th, January 23rd and February 6th OCP meetings.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Baltrusch, MS by Hinrichs to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  They have a couple that is interested in being the owner operator.  They will be meeting with them next week.  The contractor has the inside concrete completed.  The walls have been sprayed with 1 inch of foam insulation.  The child care project has received 2 applications for the director position.   M by Hinrichs, MS by Baltrusch to offer any owner/operator the 1st year lease for $1.  The following years can be negotiated.  Upon VV, MC.

Sheridan Animal Hospital looks like it might be purchasing another piece of property.  Dr. Gunderson will keep the committee updated.

Operation Community Partnership:  The group discussed threats.  Dr. Gunderson will use the information to take the next step in the SWOT.  The next scheduled meeting is March 6th at 5:30 at the Cobblestone Inn.  Food will be provided.  Karen will send out a reminder Email.    

NEW BUSINESS:  Dr. Gunderson shared with the committee about the meetings he has been attending.  He is working on several projects.  He will continue to update the committee. 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

January 16th, 2018

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Rick Eckart, Terry Hinrichs and Chad Friese.

Other:  Karen Nordby

Visitor:  Brett Sitz and Kent Vendegriff

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve the minutes from the December 19th meeting and January 3rd Special meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Friese to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

BUDGET AMENDMENTS:  M by Anderson, MS by Friese to approve the 2017 Budget Amendments.  Upon VV, MC.

YEAR END TRANSFERS:  M by Friese, MS by Baltrusch to approve the 2017 Year End Transfers.  Upon VV, MC.

VISITOR:  Brett Sitz attended the meeting at the request of the committee.  He is back on track and will continue making his payments for his outstanding loan.  If he has any other issues he will notify the office.  

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  The contractor has most of exterior completed.  Nordby discussed the owner operator for the childcare is no longer interested in the project. The committee would like to advertise for an owner operator or a director.  The applications should be due by Feb 15 so interviews can be set up.  Melissa will help Karen gather information on what other communities are doing with community ran childcare.

Sheridan Animal Hospital is still interested in the property.  Karen will update the committee next month on the project.

Chad Friese reported on Operation Community Partnership.   The group has been having lunch meetings at JW’s to have the business community help share in a vision for the future of Harvey.  The next scheduled meeting is Jan 16th, Jan 23rd and  Feb 6.    

The committee discussed hiring an Interim Economic Development Director.  This would give the committee time to complete strategic planning and develop a plan for the future.  M by Friese, MS by Adams to offer Dr. Paul Gunderson a position for Interim Director as a contract employee working 20 hours a week for a fee of $2500 per month. Upon VV, MC. 

NEW BUSINESS:  Nordby shared with the committee about the meeting she had with Lindsay Maddock with NDSU Extension Services and Mayor Adams. 

 

HARVEY JDA

Public Informational Meeting

Wednesday, Jan 3rd, 2018 5:30pm

Harvey City Hall

 

The Harvey JDA met in the Veterans Room on Wednesday Jan 3rd at 5:30pm.  Present were Mayor Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, Linda Knudtson, Chad Friese and Melissa Anderson.

Absent was Terry Hinrichs.

Also present were Auditor Karen Nordby, Councilman Bob Weninger.

VISITORS: John Schneider, Dan Stutlien, Mark Friedt, Jared Hanson, Steve Wangen, Kale Paulson and Ted Mertz.

Chairperson Knudtson called the Public Informational Meeting to order.

John Schneider from ND Department of Commerce presented information on suggestions on what a community can do to grow and evolve into the 21st century.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

December 19th, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Rick Eckart and Chad Friese via conference call.

Absent:  Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby

Visitor:  None

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Eckart to approve the minutes from the November meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

VISITOR: Ted Mertz was on the agenda but did not attend.  

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project and shared photos of the building.  The contractor has the roof on and most of the side walls are enclosed.  The Harvey Area Community Foundation awarded a grant to the project for $1500.  Nordby discussed the owner operator for the childcare.  She will continue to work with him in Jan.  She will invite him to attend the next meeting.  Nordby shared the JDA’s proposal with Sheridan Animal Hospital.  She is waiting to hear back from them. The committee discussed the railroad.  Chad Friese reported on Operation Community Partnership.   He shared some of the facts regarding the railroad pertaining to our City’s economy.  CPO will be having a lunch meeting at JW’s on Jan 4 at noon to share some ideas with the area business leaders.  There will be a meeting on Jan 3 at 5:00 with John Schneider from the ND Department of Commerce to continue to raise the awareness regarding the importance of economic development. 

NEW BUSINESS:  Nordby discussed hiring a fulltime Economic Development Director

 

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

November 21st, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Chad Friese and Rick Eckart.

Absent:  Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby & Karissa Dockter

Visitor:  Dr. Kitto-Sheridan Animal Hospital

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the October meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Baltrusch, MS by Eckart to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

VISITOR:  Dr. Kitto explained that Sheridan Animal Hospital is at the point where they need to expand their facility to accommodate to the increased need of veterinary medical services.  It has been over 5 years since they started the clinic in Harvey and it has proven to be a valuable necessity in the community.  They would like to build a new facility that would allow them to see more animals in a day, provide better care for their patients, and potentially add additional jobs to the community.  Along with the construction of the new veterinary clinic, they would like to start a boarding facility.  They believe a good location for this project would be in the Industrial Park owned by the City of Harvey. They are requesting a land cost grant from the Harvey JDA.  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the land purchase for the lot located in the Industrial Park to the east of Lot 1 Block 1 in the amount of $10,000.00 plus surveying cost.  Upon VV, MC.

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  Construction has started, the poles are in the ground and the plumbing is in.  The contractor does have a couple other buildings ahead of this one.  The next step will be to put the shell on and then pour the concrete.

NEW BUSINESS:  The Harvey Wildlife Club is requesting funds from the Harvey JDA that would be used towards their current project of replacing the handicap dock below Susag Sand & Gravel that was destroyed by snow load in 2017.  The consensus of the council was to table this topic until the next meeting and invite a Harvey Wildlife Club member to the meeting to answer some questions they may have. 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

October 17th, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Chad Friese and Rick Eckart.

Absent:  Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby

Visitor:  Tracie Ritz and Brittany Smith

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Anderson to approve the minutes from the September meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Friese, MS by Anderson to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

VISITOR: Tracie Ritz and Brittany Smith shared their business plan for a new restaurant in the Lincoln and Nine location.  They have requested a $2500 loan for start-up of their new business.  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve a $2500 loan to Lincoln & Nine Café & Coffee, LLP with a 6 month grace period and a 12 month repayment period at 0%. Upon VV, MC.

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  They have been denied the federal grant they had applied for.  They have also been informed they do not qualify for the state program they were hoping to use.  Nordby has been in contact with the contractor.  He has started preparing the lot for the project.  He has ordered the materials and will get started on the construction shortly.  The JDA has paid for the trusses and some material.  Nordby has submitted an application to the Wells County JDA for $25,000 grant and a $25,000 loan.  She has also submitted a pre-grant application to Verendrye Electric Coop for $100,000 for their revolving loan fund.  She will keep the committee informed on process.  The committee would like to have a ground breaking for the Childcare.

NEW BUSINESS:  Nordby informed the committee about the Lead Local training that will be held at Harvey City Hall on November 16 at 9:00 to 4:00 presented by NDSU Extension Service.  The JDA will pay the registration fee for any members that want to attend.

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

September 19th, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Absent:  Rick Eckart

Other:  Karen Nordby

Visitor:  Seth Flemmer

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the August meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Anderson to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

VISITOR:  Seth Flemmer shared his vision for operating the childcare.  He would take care of all the daily business activities.  He would hire a director and all the staff.  The consensus of the committee is to have a background check on Seth and whoever will be the owner/ operator.

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby reported on the Industrial Park sign.  Public Works Director Erickson had the trees removed from the site.  Midwest Graphics has the sign installed.

The committee discussed the Concession Stand Project for the Ballpark.  The consensus of the committee is that they need to save money for the childcare project.

Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  They are waiting to see if they have been approved for the grants SCDRC has applied for.  Nordby has been in contact with the contractor.  He is ready to start the project.  The price of materials is increasing each week with all of the hurricanes and fires.  The consensus of the committee is to get the materials ordered ASAP.  They want construction to start this fall not next spring.

NEW BUSINESS:  The committee discussed Brett Sitz Repayment.  He is delinquent by 5 payments.  The committee would like to keep sending him notices.

Nordby stated that she has been in contact with the Vet Clinic.  They may be looking for a larger place.  She will keep the committee informed.

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

August 21, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, and Melissa Anderson.

Absent:  Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Visitors:  Jim & Donna English

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

VISITOR:  Donna English with Double E Design discussed her idea with the committee of putting her retail portion of their business back on Main Street.  They are looking into renting space from the Lincoln and Nine building.  She is asking the JDA for some help getting started, such as the first 4 months’ rent, a credit card station, racks and fixtures.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve her request of $2500.00.  Upon VV, MC.

MINUTES:  M by Baltrusch, MS by Eckart to approve the minutes from the July meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Eckart to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

The 2018 Budget was presented to the committee by Nordby.  M by Eckart, MS by Baltrusch to approve the proposed budget.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS:  The childcare options were discussed.  Nordby informed the committee that South Central Dakota Regional Council wrote a grant for us in the amount of $250,000 and it will be about a month until we know if it has been approved.  M by Eckart, MS by Anderson to agree to pay a fee of $5000/or 5% of grants awarded to SCDRC for childcare.  Upon VV, MC.  Nordby has submitted a grant application to ND Community Foundation.  She is also looking into grants from the Wells County JDA and other funding sources.   Nordby discussed some locations with the committee on where they could build a group 30 childcare facility.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Anderson to approve the location at Lot 7, Block 9 of the Lonetree Estates.  Upon VV, MC.   Karen will be discussing details of the new building with the builder.  There is a perspective party interested in the owner/operator position.

NEW BUSINESS:  Advertising rates for the North Dakota Legendary Travel Guide were included in the packet.  M by Eckart, MS by Adams to purchase an ad in the amount of $2000.00  Upon VV, MC.

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

July 18, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the June meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Hinrichs to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS: – Nordby informed the committee that they marked an area in Industrial Park where they think the sign should be placed and welcome any suggestions before Midwest Graphics & Signs is here to put the new sign in.

Chad Friese entered the meeting.

The childcare options were discussed.   A conditional use permit was granted by the Harvey City Council to house a group 30 childcare at Lot 4, Block 4 of the Hornbachers 2nd Addition.  This proposed property that the JDA was prepared to purchase was not supported by a number of neighbors in the surrounding area.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Friese to decline the purchase of the property located at Lot 4, Block 4 of the Hornbachers 2nd Addition.  Baltrusch, Eckart, Friese, and Hinrichs with an aye vote and Adams with a nay vote.  MC.   JDA will continue to look into properties to house a group 30 childcare.  M by Friese, MS by Baltrusch to look into a proposed site to build a childcare center.  Upon RCV, MC.  M by Adams, MS by Hinrichs to interview for the Childcare Director Position in early August.  Upon VV, MC.

NEW BUSINESS:   The consensus of the committee was to accept the resignation of Kevin Tuenge from the Harvey JDA Committee.  Adams stated that she is in the process of interviewing individuals that would be a good fit for this position.

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

June 20, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Absent:  Kevin Tuenge

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve the minutes from the May meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Friese, MS by Eckart to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS: – Nordby contacted Midwest Graphics & Signs for a quote on a new sign at Industrial Park.  The sign example was included in the packet.  M by Friese, MS by Eckart for the purchase and installation of the sign from Midwest Graphics & Signs.   Upon VV, MC.

The childcare options were discussed.   JDA had advertised for the public’s input to see if there was a need for childcare. The response received was that there is a need for childcare in our area.  The committee also reviewed the applicants that had applied for the Childcare Director Position.  They will schedule a time to start interviews.  Karen, Ann, and Cherie have been looking at several possible locations to house a childcare.  Information was included in the packet on a few of those locations.  M by Hinrichs, MS by Adams to make an offer up to $130,000 to purchase a home located at Lot 4, Block 4 of the Hornbachers 2nd Addition and up to $45,000 to make improvements and fence the property for the childcare project.  Upon RCV, MC.  M by Friese, MS by Baltrusch to transfer money into their existing 501C3 account at First State Bank to pay the childcare expense out of.  Upon VV, MC.

NEW BUSINESS:   The Harvey Park Board is requesting support from the area to raise money for the concession stand and restroom project.  M by Hinrichs, MS by Friese to donate $5000.00 towards their project.  Upon RCV, MC.

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

May 16, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Absent:  Kevin Tuenge

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve the minutes from the April meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Eckart, MS by Hinrichs to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

Chad Friese entered the meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS: – The childcare options were discussed. The Harvey JDA is developing operating plans for a new construction Group 30 childcare facility in Harvey.  M by Friese, MS by Adams to advertise for an owner/operator or director to be licensed to run the center.  Upon VV, MC.

Nordby is still working on the Industrial Park signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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