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NDCCA Annual Business Meeting

October 8, 2018 - Bismarck Event Center

 

President Hauck called the business meeting to order at 3:50 PM, appointing NDACo Legal Counsel, Aaron Birst, as Parliamentarian for the meeting.

 

The President 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.

 

Perry Turner (McIntosh) 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 only on odd-numbered years; and therefore, the Board is not recommending any changes to the dues. As this is a two-year budget, there is no need for a motion to adopt the budget or dues changes.

 

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

 

Region I: Vawnita Best (McKenzie) report that Wayne Aberle (Williams) was stepping down so their region held an election and she was elected to serve as regional representative on the NDACo Board for Region I. She stated their discussion focused on resolutions, and that they anticipate proposing an amendment to the social service resolution.

 

Region II: Trudy Ruland (Mountrail) reported that they held an election and she was reelected as the regional representative to the NDACo Board. It was then reported that the caucus also talked about amendments to the social service resolution, 2018-14.

 

Region III: Stanley Dick (Cavalier) reported that they did not hold an election and he would continue as regional representative on the NDACo Board for Region III. He stated their discussion included support for Resolution 2018-12.

 

Region IV: Maynard Loibl (Nelson) reported that they held an election and he was reelected as the regional representative to the NDACo Board. This region discussed all the resolutions.

 

Region V: Mary Scherling (Cass) reported that they did not hold an election and she would continue as regional representative on the NDACo Board for Region V. She stated their discussion included support for all the resolutions.

 

Region VI: Becky Hagel (Foster) reported that they held an election and she was reelected as the regional representative to the NDACo Board. This region specifically discussed Resolutions 2018-12 and 2018-14.

 

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’s discussion focused on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Resolution 2018-13.

 

Region VIII: Scott Ouradnik (Slope) reported that they held an election and he was reelected as the regional representative to the NDACo Board. He reported that their discussion focused on Resolutions 2018-7, 2018-10 and 2018-13. They felt the opening statement in 2018-13 was ambiguous.

 

The President called for the standing committee reports.

 

For the Nominating Committee, Randi Suckut (Wells) 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. Therefore, this year there are three director positions on the ballot.

 

He then presented the following slate of candidates for your consideration:

For NDCCA Director - (2 Positions) 2-year terms,

  • Incumbent - Elsie Magnus (Cavalier)

  • Incumbent - Karen Anderson (Walsh)

For NDCCA Director - 1- year unexpired term

(replacing retiring commissioner Sherry Hosford) (1 Position)

  • Charlie Adams (Bottineau)

  • Nick Rutherford (Pembina)

 

He then noted that this is also the year to elect our representative to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties, and nominate a new person to represent counties on the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund Board as Morton County Commissioner, Bruce Strinden has termed out; therefore, he presented the following nominees:

 

  • Daryl Dukart (Dunn), NACo Board of Directors

  • Chad Peterson (Cass), NDIRF Board of Directors

     

The Nominating Committee Chair then moved to place the names in nomination. The motion was seconded.

 

President Hauck then requested three times for nominations from the floor for each of the director positions. No additional nominations were offered. As the ballot contained a contested election, the President accepted a motion from Doug Graupe to close nominations for the director positions and vote. The motion was seconded. Doug Graupe made a motion to close nominations for the NACo Board position. The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote. Randi Suckut made a motion to close nominations for the NDIRF Board position. The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote. Ballots were handed out to all members were asked to each mark one ballot and hand them to staff for collection and tallying.

 

Kathy Skarda (McKenzie), Audit Committee Chair, gave the Audit Committee Report. She reported that the committee reviewed the books at the convention and found them to be correct. Daryl Dukart (Dunn) moved the acceptance of the report; the motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.

 

David Montgomery (Williams), 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:

 

2018-01. Highway Construction and State Funding.

2018-02. Campaign Ethics and Transparency.

2018-03. Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure #3.

2018-04. Public Health Funding.

2018-05. Election Equipment.

2018-06. Used Equipment Purchases at Public Sale.

2018-07. Wind Energy Taxation.

  1. Tobacco Taxation.

2018-09. Centrally Assessed Property Valuation.

2018-10. NDSU Extension Service Support.

2018-11. Property Tax Fairness and Limitations.

2018-12. Costs of Foreclosed Dilapidated Properties.

2018-13. Recreational Marijuana Regulatory Control and Taxation.

2018-14. Preliminary Budget and Property Tax Notices.

2018-15. Human Service Financing.

 

It was requested by Doug Graupe (Divide) on behalf of the Region 1 Caucus that resolution 2018-15, Human Service Financing, be separated for individual action.

 

It was requested by Trudy Ruland (Mountrail) on behalf of the Region 2 Caucus that resolution 2018-14, Preliminary Budget and Property Tax Notices, be separated for individual action.

 

It was requested by Scott Ouradnik (Slope) on behalf of the Region 8 Caucus that resolution 2018-13, Recreational Marijuana Regulatory Control and Taxation, be separated for individual action.

 

Trudy Ruland (Mountrail) then moved that, with the exception of 2018-13, 14 and 15, all resolutions be adopted. The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.

 

Hauck moved the adoption of 2018-13. The motion was seconded and discussion followed.

 

Scott Ouradnik (Slope) moved to amend 2018-13 by deleting the first sentence and the first three words of the second sentence. Motion was seconded. A voice vote was taken on the amendment and it passed on a voice vote.

 

Resolution 2018-13, as amended, was then voted on and adopted by voice vote.

 

Trudy Ruland (Mountrail) moved the adoption of 2018-14. The motion was seconded and discussion followed.

 

Ruland moved to amend 2018-14 by changing the word “suspension” to “removal.” The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.

 

Resolution 2018-14, as amended, was then voted on and failed on a voice vote.

 

David Montgomery (Williams) moved the adoption of 2018-15. The motion was seconded and discussion followed.

 

Doug Graupe (Divide) moved the adoption of the printed amendment. The motion was seconded but failed on a show of hands.

 

The original resolution was then voted on and passed on a voice vote.

 

Bill Anderson (Sargent) introduced and moved the adoption of a new resolution on the Farm Resident Exemption. The motion was seconded and after considerable discussion it failed on a voice vote.

 

Scott Ouradnik (Slope) moved a floor resolution regarding amendments to the farm residence exemption. The President indicated that the motion was in order as two printed copies of the resolution had been received prior to the start of the meeting. The motion was seconded, and discussion followed. Ouradnik moved to withdraw the floor resolution. Motion to withdraw the resolution was seconded and passed on a voice vote.

 

The President then presented the results of the balloting and announced those elected.

 

They are:

For NDCCA Director - (2 Positions) 2-year terms

    • Elsie Magnus (Cavalier)

    • Karen Anderson (Walsh)

For NDCCA Director - 1- year unexpired term

(replacing retiring commissioner Sherry Hosford) (1 Position)

    • Charlie Adams (Bottineau)

NACo Board of Directors

    • Daryl Dukart (Dunn)

NDIRF Board of Directors - Nominee

    • Chad Peterson (Cass)

 

The President congratulated those elected and indicated that he would be presenting Sherry Hosford with a plaque recognizing her service on the board.

 

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

 

Approved by Board Resolution: _____________________________

Terry Traynor, Secretary

 

Date: ____________________________________