September 30, 2008 Special Meeting minutes
A special meeting of the Ward County Commissioners was called to order at 5:05 p.m. by Chairman Erickson with Comms. Fjeldahl, Watne and Lee present. Also present were Auditor/Treasurer Devra Smestad. The purpose of the meeting was to review the multi-hazard mitigation plan; establish assessment committees for foreclosed properties; and to hold a public hearing on the 2009 budget.
Emergency Manager Al Reynolds appeared to present a review of the multi-hazard mitigation plan. After discussion it was moved by Comm. Watne, seconded by Comm. Erickson to authorize the Chairman’s signature on the resolution authorizing the multi-hazard mitigation plan. Roll call vote: Comms. Watne, Erickson and Fjeldahl voted yes; Comm. Lee voted no; motion carried.
The Board recessed at 6:00 p.m.
At 6:03 p.m. the Board reconvened with Comms. Fjeldahl, Watne, Erickson and Lee present.
At 6:03 p.m., past the time set for the public hearing, Chairman Erickson opened the hearing. With no one appearing either for or against the budget, it was moved by Comm. Watne, seconded by Comm. Erickson to close the hearing. Roll call vote: Comms. Watne, Erickson, Fjeldahl voted yes; Comm. Lee voted no and the hearing was closed at 6:05 p.m.
At 6:06 p.m. Comm. Gruenberg arrived.
Chairman Erickson then appointed Comms. Watne, Fjeldahl and Erickson to the urban foreclosure assessment committee and Comms. Lee and Gruenberg to the rural foreclosure assessment committee. The committees will meet beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
It was moved by Comm. Watne to adjourn. Motion died for lack of a second.
It was then moved by Comm. Lee, seconded by Comm. Erickson to move $3,400 from the Commissioner’s Contingency line item to the Ryder Historical Society line item for 2009. Roll call vote: Comms. Lee, Erickson, Fjeldahl and Gruenberg voted yes; Comm. Watne voted no; motion carried.
At 6:22 p.m. it was moved by Comm. Watne, seconded by Comm. Gruenberg to adjourn. Roll call vote: all voted yes, except Comm. Lee who voted no; motion carried.
ACCEPTED AND APPROVED THIS 7th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2008.
s/ Carroll W Erickson, Chairman
Ward County Board of Commissioners
s/ Devra Smestad, Auditor/Treasurer
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