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NDCCA Annual Business Meeting

October 10, 2016 - Bismarck Event Center

 

President Strinden called the business meeting to order at 4:10 PM, appointing Ron Anderson (McKenzie) as Parliamentarian for the meeting.

President Strinden directed the members’ attention to the Regional Caucus Materials mailed and in the convention packet and the supplementary materials available in the room. He noted the minutes of the previous meeting and that they have been reviewed and approved by the Convention Minutes Committee, and that no revisions to the Constitution and By-Laws have been recommended.

Jack Nybakken (Ward) delivered the Treasurer's Report. He focused on the ending fund balance, budget, and dues. He reminded the members that the Association operates on a two-year budget and generally considers changes to the dues amount on odd-numbered years; and therefore the Board is not recommending an adjustment to the dues for 2017.

The President requested that the regional caucus chairs deliver their reports.

Region I: Ron Anderson (McKenzie) reported that they held an election even though it is an “odd-year”, as he is not running for his commission seat. Wayne Aberle (Williams) was elected as representative to the NDACo Board member from Region I. He stated their discussion focused on resolutions, particularly the one regarding apiaries and other issues of concern in the region.

Region II: Greg Boschee (Mountrail) reported that they held an election and Trudy Ruland (Mountrail) was elected as regional representative on the NDACo Board for Region II. It was then reported that the caucus talked about all of the proposed resolutions

Region III: Bill Mertens (Ramsey) reported that they held an election even though it is an “odd-year”, as he is not running for his commission seat. Stanley Dick (Cavalier) was elected as representative to the NDACo Board member from Region III. He stated their discussion included support for the resolutions; however, they felt there should be more discussion of the apiary placement resolution.

Region IV: Luther Meberg (Walsh) on behalf of Odell Flaagan (Nelson) reported that they held an election and Maynard Loibl (Nelson) was elected as the NDACo Board member from Region IV. It was reported this region also talked quite a bit about the resolutions and supported them all.

Region V: Lance Fugleberg (Steele) reported that their region did not hold an election and he would continue as regional representative on the NDACo Board for Region V. The group discussed support for all of the resolutions published in the meeting materials.

Region VI: Randi Suckut (Wells) reported they held an election and he will remain as the NDACo Board member from Region VI. He said they talked about the resolutions and supported all but the one involving apiaries, but felt the traffic fine resolution could be strengthened.

Region VII: Steve Lee (McLean) reported that they did not hold an election and he would continue as regional representative on the NDACo Board for Region VII. The group discussed support for all of the resolutions and had no additional resolutions.

Region VIII: Daryl Dukart (Dunn) on behalf of Scott Ouradnik (Slope) reported that they held an election and Ouradnik will remain as the NDACo Board member from Region VIII. He reported that their discussion focused on the resolutions, and they would have a resolution from the floor to propose.

The President called for the standing committee reports.

For the Nominating Committee, Richard Cayko (McKenzie) delivered the Nominating Committee Report. Based on the Constitution and By-Laws change enacted in 2010, he reminded the members that all Board positions were made two-year terms with the positions of President, Vice President, and Treasurer elected on odd-numbered years. Since current Treasurer Jack Nybakken is retiring from the Ward County Commission, however, the body will be electing that position today, as well as three directors’ positions. On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Cayko presented the following slate of candidates for your consideration:

  • For NDCCA Treasurer, David Montgomery (Williams)
  • For NDCCA Director – 2-year terms (2 Positions)
    • Karen Anderson (Walsh)
    • Perry Turner (McIntosh)
  • For NDCCA Director – 1- year term (1 Position)
    • Cody Schulz (Morton)
    • Alan Walter (Ward)

Additionally, the nominating committee is offering the following name for one additional position.

  • Daryl Dukart (Dunn), NACo Board of Directors

Cayko then moved to place the names in nomination. The motion was seconded.

President Strinden then requested three times for nominations from the floor for each of the positions. No additional nominations were offered. As the ballot contains two names for one position, the President asked that the ballots be marked and the ballot counters collect them for tallying and later announcement.

Cody Schulz (Morton), Audit Committee Chair, gave the Audit Committee Report. He reported that the committee reviewed the books at the convention and found them to be correct. Schulz moved the acceptance of the report; the motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.

Reinhard Hauck (Dunn), as co-chair of the Resolutions Committee, presented its report. He informed the members that he was going to read the titles of all of the printed resolutions recommended for adoption, and then ask for requests to separate specific resolutions for individual debate or amendment. He would then move the adoption of all those not separated in one motion. He read the following:

       2016-01. Stepping Up Initiative.

2016-02. Statewide Interoperable Radio Network (SIRN) 20/20.

  1. Traffic Fines.
  2. Apiary Placement.

It was requested by Doug Graupe (Divide) that resolution 2016-03 be separated for individual action. It was requested by Tom Borgen (Cavalier) that resolution 2016-04 be separated for individual action.

Hauck then moved that, with the exception of the two separated, all resolutions be adopted. The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.

Hauck then moved the adoption of 2016-03 and the motion was seconded and discussion followed. Doug Graupe (Divide) moved that the resolution as presented be amended to remove all of the first sentence and the first word of the second sentence. After the motion was seconded, Graupe explained that the resolution was first adopted several years ago when highway fatalities were rising, but it would be more correct to exclude that statement as fatalities have dropped since. At conclusion of the discussion, a voice vote was taken and the motion passed on a voice vote.

Andy Zachmeier (Morton) then moved that the resolution be further amended so that the specific statutory citations that address texting while driving be included in the resolution. The motion was seconded and discussion followed. At conclusion of the discussion, a voice vote was taken. The chair was in doubt as to the result, but a show of hands indicated that the motion passed.

The chairman then called for a discussion and vote on resolution 2016-03 as amended. The motion passed on a voice vote.

Hauck then moved the adoption of 2016-04 and the motion was seconded and discussion followed. After discussion, the motion failed on a voice vote.

With the conclusion of the Resolutions Committee report, the President noted that one floor resolution was provided to the body prior to the meeting in accordance with the By-laws, and he asked for it presentation.

Greg Boschee (Mountrail) moved the adoption of the resolution titled, Collaborative Effort to Update and Improve Assessment Process, and noted that copies of the resolution had been distributed. The motion was seconded and Boschee explained the issues that counties were facing with industrial or “heavy commercial” property assessment. After further explanation and responding to questions, Boschee moved to amend the resolution by replacing the word “to” with “after” in the final sentence before the words “the State Board”. The motion to amend was seconded and passed on a voice vote. A voice vote was then taken to adopt the resolution as amended and it passed.

The President called for the vote tally from the vote counters and announced the names of the persons elected, which were:

  • For NDCCA Treasurer, David Montgomery (Williams)
  • For NDCCA Director – 2-year terms (2 Positions)
    • Karen Anderson (Walsh)
    • Perry Turner (McIntosh)
  • For NDCCA Director – 1- year term (1 Position)
    • Cody Schulz (Morton)
  • For NACo Board of Directors, Daryl Dukart (Dunn)

The President then announced that he would like to recognize those board members leaving the board, presenting a plaque to Jack Nybakken (Ward) for his years of service to the Association.

There being no further business for the assembly, the meeting was declared adjourned.

 

Approved by Board Resolution: _____________________________

Mark A. Johnson, Secretary

 

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