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NDCCA Annual Business Meeting

October 12, 2020 - Zoom - 253-215-8782

 

President Turner called the business meeting to order at 2:34 PM, introducing the NDCCA Board of Directors.  Perry shared how the online meeting would proceed and then appointed NDACo Legal Counsel, Aaron Birst, as Parliamentarian for the meeting.

 

The President directed the members’ attention to the Regional Caucus Materials mailed to all commissioners. He noted the minutes of the previous meeting have been reviewed and approved by the Convention Minutes Committee and that no revisions to the Constitution and By-Laws have been recommended.  Both of these documents are posted to the NDCCA website.

 

Cody Schulz (Morton) delivered the Treasurers 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: Gene Veeder (McKenzie) reported that he was not running for reelection and was stepping down so their region held an election and Beau Anderson (Williams) was elected to serve as regional representative on the NDACo Board for Region I. He stated their discussion focused on resolutions and support all resolutions as presented. 

 

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 the resolutions and would move a floor resolution on pre-trial jail inmates’ health insurance coverage.

 

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 focused on resolutions and support all resolutions as presented. 

 

Region IV: Maynard Loibl (Nelson) reported that they held an election, and he was reelected as the regional representative to the NDACo Board. He stated their discussion focused on resolutions and support all resolutions as presented. 

 

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 focused on resolutions and support all resolutions as presented. 

 

Region VI: Becky Hagel (Foster) reported that they held an election, and she was reelected as the regional representative to the NDACo Board. She stated their discussion focused on resolutions and support all resolutions as presented. 

 

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. He stated their discussion focused on resolutions and support all resolutions as presented. They also support the slate of board candidates.

 

Region VIII: Lynn Brackel (Bowman) 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 the resolutions, and amendments they would be proposing to previously adopted Resolutions 2019-09 and 2019-15.

 

The President called for the standing committee reports. 

 

Rick Steen (Cass), 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. Rick Steen moved the acceptance of the report; the motion was seconded and passed via online voting.

 

Chad Peterson (Cass), as co-chair of the Resolutions Committee, presented its report. He informed the members that he was going to read the titles of all 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:

 

2020-01. Transportation Funding.

2020-02. Legacy Fund.

2020-03. Prison Population Management.

2020-04. Jail Standards.

2020-05. Water Management and Transportation Infrastructure.

2020-06. Federal Permitting of Road Projects.

2020-07. Wetland Mitigation.

2020-08. County Road Levies.

 

Chad Peterson (Cass) then moved that all resolutions be adopted. The motion was seconded and passed via online voting.

 

Shelly Weppler (Ward), Region 2, introduced and moved the adoption of a new resolution on Pre-trial Jailed Inmates Health Insurance Coverage. The motion was seconded and Weppler explained the proposed resolution. After no discussion, it passed via online voting.

 

Jeff Frith (Ramsey), Region 3, introduced and moved the adoption of a new resolution on Water Resource District Responsibility. The motion was seconded and Frith explained the proposed resolution. After some discussion it passed via online voting.

 

Lynn Brackel (Bowman) moved amendments to previously adopted resolution 2019-09. Statewide Interoperable Radio Network (SIRN). The motion was seconded and Brackel explained the amendments. After considerable discussion, it passed via online voting.

 

Daryl Dukart (Dunn) moved amendments to previously adopted resolution 2019-15. Sewage Treatment. The motion was seconded and Dukart explained the amendments.

 

In his explanation, Dukart noted that he thought that the word “recycling” in the title and first sentence should be removed.  Dukart then moved to amend the motion on the floor.  The motion to amend was then seconded and passed via online voting.  The vote on the original motion as now amended was then passed via online voting.  

 

For the Nominating Committee, Trudy Ruland (Mountrail) delivered the Nominating Committee Report. Based on the Constitution and By-Laws change enacted in 2010, she 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. She noted that Treasurer Cody Schulz was not running for reelection as a county commissioner, so the Treasurer position was on this year’s ballot. In addition, two directors’ positions were up for reelection and a director position would open with a current board member moving to the Treasurer position.

 

She then presented the following slate of candidates for consideration:

 

For NDCCA Treasurer – 1-year unexpired term

  • Charlie Adams (Bottineau)

Director - (2 Positions) 2-year terms,

  • Incumbent - Karen Anderson (Walsh)

  • Incumbent – Nick Rutherford (Pembina)

For NDCCA Director - 1-year unexpired term

(replacing Charlie Adams moving to Treasurer) (1 Position)

  • Glenda Collier (Eddy)

 

She 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 person to represent counties on the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund Board; therefore, she presented the following nominees:

  • Daryl Dukart (Dunn), NACo Board of Directors

  • Scott Ouradnik (Slope), NDIRF Board of Directors

 

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

 

President Turner then requested three times for nominations from the floor for any of the positions. No additional nominations were offered. Reinhard Hauck made a motion to cast a unanimous ballot for the nominees. The motion was seconded and passed via online voting.

 

The President congratulated the newly elected Board members.   

 

They are:

For NDCCA Treasurer – 1-year unexpired term

  • Charlie Adams (Bottineau)

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

  • Karen Anderson (Walsh)
  • Nick Rutherford (Pembina)

For NDCCA Director - 1-year unexpired term

(replacing Charlie Adams moving to Treasurer) (1 Position)

  • Glenda Collier (Eddy)

NACo Board of Directors

  • Daryl Dukart (Dunn)

NDIRF Board of Directors - Nominee

  • Scott Ouradnik (Slope)

 

The President thanked the two Board members stepping down from the Board, Cody Schulz (Morton) and Reinhard Hauck (Dunn) and announced that they would receive plaques recognizing their service on the board.

 

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

 

Approved by Board Resolution: _____________________________

                                                            Terry Traynor, Secretary

Date: ____________________________________