December 10 MPRB meeting minutes

MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
M I N U T E S

December 10, 2003

REGULAR MEETING

THE TIME BEING 5:59 P.M., PRESIDENT FINE, CHAIR, CALLED THE REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER AND ASKED SECRETARY SIGGELKOW TO CALL THE ROLL.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT: Commissioners Rochelle Berry Graves, Walt Dziedzic, John Erwin, Marie Hauser, Carol Kummer, Vivian Mason, Jon Olson, Annie Young and President Bob Fine – 9.
ABSENT: None.
STAFF: Superintendent Mary Merrill Anderson, Assistant Superintendents Norman C. Merrifield, Judd Rietkerk, Michael P. Schmidt and Don Siggelkow – 5.

OPEN TIME

Mark McGowan, 5321 Columbus Avenue South, Minneapolis, stated that through his lifetime, travels and his profession, he has come to realize that the Lake Harriet area, is not only a local treasure, it is a national treasure. He noted that the bandshell was in a state of disrepair. Mr. McGowan, in a formal proposal, informed the Board of his plan to restore the bandshell at no cost to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. He stated that along with restoring the bandshell he wanted to establish a perpetual fund that will ensure, through private donations, keeping the bandshell in healthy shape.

President Fine referred Mr. McGowan to Assistant Superintendent Schmidt.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Commissioner Young moved, seconded by Commissioner Berry Graves –

THAT THE AGENDA, AS AMENDED GIVING PRIORITY CONSIDERATION TO ITEM 8.1 RELATED TO THE SELECTION OF THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS AND TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION ITEM RELATED TO THE BOARD’S UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE, BE APPROVED.

Upon call for the question, on a voice vote, the motion carried.
ADOPTED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Young moved, seconded by Commissioner Erwin –

THAT THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 5, 2003 REGULAR MEETING BE APPROVED.

Upon call for the question, on a voice vote, the motion carried.
ADOPTED

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8.1 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE THE SELECTION OF THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS.

Commissioner Hauser moved –

THAT THE BOARD INITIATE A NEW SEARCH.

Motioned failed for lack of a second.

Commissioner Erwin stated that the Board initially identified candidates and suggested that the Board identify from the existing pool whether there are any more acceptable candidates. If not, then the Board could start the process for a new search.

Commissioner Erwin moved, seconded by Commissioner Young –

THAT THE BOARD, BY STRAW BALLOT FROM THE FIVE REMAINING CANDIDATES, IDENTIFY WHO WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO CONTINUE IN THE PROCESS.

Commissioner Olson spoke against Commissioner Erwin’s motion. He stated he would have a hard time going back to consider the other candidates.

Commissioner Young felt that a mistake was made by not naming three finalists and that the five remaining candidates would probably not be interested in the position. She thought that the Board has had real problems with the process and believed that it had no choice but to go back to Commissioner Hauser’s motion and begin the search process again. Commissioner Young also thought that some of this has to do with the problems the Board has had as a group and that it is time to get over the personality conflicts and get unified and do what is best for the City of Minneapolis.

President Fine reported that last week he was told by the rest of the Board to call all seven candidates and to inform them that the Board had two finalists. He stated that he did not tell anyone that they were out but felt that could easily have been inferred.

Commissioner Berry Graves stated that she would be voting for Commissioner Erwin’s motion because she felt that Board had superb candidates that would serve the Minneapolis park system very well. She felt that the remaining candidates would be interested in interviewing a second time for what she considered the job of a lifetime.

Commissioner Kummer stated she felt comfortable reconsidering the remaining candidates but stated that if the Board did reopen the search there would be nothing prohibiting them from reapplying.

Commissioner Erwin felt that if the Board interviewed the five remaining candidates it would probably find a couple people it would be very happy with. He thought it should be left up to the candidates to decide if they are still interested in the job. If none of those candidates want the job, then the Board can open the process up again.

Commissioner Dziedzic asked if President Fine had talked to Dr. Flickinger.

President Fine stated that he spoke with Dr. Flickinger this afternoon. Dr. Flickinger told President Fine that the Board was going to have a lot of problems because the word is going to be out that there is something wrong.

Commissioner Mason thought that the reasonable thing to do would be for President Fine to talk to the remaining five candidates to find out if they were still interested in the position before the Board voted.

Commissioner Hauser asked if there was a way to combine her motion with some of the things she has heard from the other Commissioners. She wanted to let the five finalist know that the Board was again opening up the process and allow them to say that they were still interested and at the same time allow others to apply. She asked that this be considered a friendly amendment to the motion on the floor.

Commissioner Erwin, as make of the motion, felt that Commissioner Mason’s suggestion that the candidates be contacted to see if they were still interested in being considered in the process would actually be a friendly amendment.

Commissioner Hauser withdrew her friendly amendment.

Commissioner Young offered a substitute motion –

THAT THE BOARD MAKE A CALL TO THE FIVE OTHER FINALISTS AND CALL THOSE INTERESTED IN FOR A SECOND INTERVIEW AND THEN MAKE A DECISION WHETHER THE BOARD GOES ANY FURTHER WITH THE PROCESS.

Commissioner Young stated that the Board moved too fast in this process. She said that she was not able to review her notes or materials. She requested that everyone slow down, take a pause and let the five candidates make the decision to continue.

Commissioner Erwin seconded the substitute motion. He stated he did not think the Board needed all five candidates to come back for an interview. He felt the Board needed to narrow the field down and identify who is still interested and of those which ones the Board finds acceptable.

Commissioner Young stated that she was making an assumption that out of the five a couple of them may decide they do not want to go through the process and would weed themselves out, not the Board weeding them out. She said they were all brilliant people and felt the Board should let them decide if they are willing to continue.

Commissioner Dziedzic proposed a substitute motion –

THAT THE BOARD OFFER A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT TO MARY MERRILL ANDERSON.

Commissioner Olson seconded the substitute motion.

Commissioner Dziedzic thought what the Board needed a breather at this point. He said that the Board had a little set back and it was time for the Board to right itself. He proposed that the offer to extend Merrill Anderson’s contract for a year was made today.

President Fine stated that the Superintendent told him that she would be willing to work for the entire month of January and for two additional half months. He was not sure Superintendent Merrill Anderson was willing to work for another year.

Superintendent Merrill Anderson stated that she would need to have a conversation with her family before making a decision.

Commissioner Young stated that she felt uncomfortable that this issue came forward. She felt that the Board needed to vote on the motions on the floor. She proposed that the Board make the five phone calls and come back next week to see where the Board was in the process.

Commissioner Olson, as seconder of the substitute motion, commented that Mary Merrill Anderson has been a great Superintendent and stated he would appreciate it if she would provide leadership for a one-year period.

Commissioner Hauser felt the Board should let it be known the search is again open and find out who of the five are still interested along with anyone else interested in being considered a candidate in the search.

Commissioner Kummer thought there was some merit to see if Superintendent Merrill Anderson would be interested in continuing as Superintendent a little while longer. She thought it might be a good idea to take some time off before starting a new search. Commissioner Kummer also thought that maybe the Board should wait for a week and give the Superintendent time to think about it. She did not think the timing was crucial at this time and did not want to rush into the next step.

Commissioner Berry Graves felt the Board needed to be respectful of what the Superintendent said about having time to talk to her family. She did not think Merrill Anderson should be made to feel obligated to spend any more time than she truly wants to in service to the Board.

Commissioner Dziedzic thought that Superintendent Merrill Anderson was someone who thrived on public service and that the Board should lay out the opportunity for her by extending the contract for one year and that it should be done tonight. This would give her the chance to go home and discuss it with her family.

Being no further discussion, President called the question on Commissioner Dziedzic’s substitute motion and asked the Secretary to call the roll.

On call of the roll, the vote was Yeas – 5; Nays – 4, Absent – 0; as follows:

YEAS – Commissioners Dziedzic, Kummer, Olson, Berry Graves and President Fine – 5.
NAYS – Commissioners Erwin, Mason, Young and Hauser – 4.
ABSENT – None.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION PASSED

President Fine announced that the substitute motion passed and becomes the main motion. He asked the Secretary to call the roll.

THAT THE BOARD OFFER A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION TO MARY MERRILL ANDERSON FOR THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT.

On call of the roll, the vote was Yeas – 3; Nays – 5, Abstain – 1, Absent – 0; as follows:

YEAS – Commissioners Dziedzic, Kummer and Olson – 3.
NAYS – Commissioners Berry Graves, Erwin, Hauser, Mason and Young – 5.
ABSTAIN – President Fine – 1.
ABSENT – None.
MOTION FAILED

Commissioner Young moved, seconded by Commissioner Berry Graves –

THAT THE FIVE SEMI-FINALIST BE CONTACTED AND ASKED IF THEY WILL RECONSIDER BEING ENTERED INTO THE POOL FOR THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT WITH A REPORT BACK ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 ON THE STATUS OF THE FIVE SEMI-FINALISTS WITH FURTHER DECISIONS BEING MADE AFTER NEXT WEEK.

Commissioner Hauser introduced a friendly amendment that the motion to opening the process to see if were are other candidates who would like to join that pool.

Commissioner Young stated she was not willing to accept the proposed friendly amendment.

Commissioner Hauser offered a substitute motion –

THAT THE BOARD WOULD CHECK WITH THE FIVE CANDIDATES TO SEE WHICH OF THEM ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT AND FURTHER, THAT THE BOARD LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THE SEARCH IS OPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO APPLY.

Substitute motion failed for lack of a second.

Commissioner Olson requested a roll call vote on Commissioner Young’s motion –

THAT THE FIVE SEMI-FINALIST BE CONTACTED BY THE BOARD PRESIDENT AND ASKED IF THEY WILL RECONSIDERED BEING ENTERED INTO THE POOL FOR THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT WITH A REPORT BACK ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 ON THE STATUS OF THE FIVE SEMI-FINALISTS WITH FURTHER DECISIONS BEING MADE AFTER NEXT WEEK.

President Fine called the question and asked the Secretary to call the roll.

On call of the roll, the vote was Yeas – 6; Nays – 3, Absent – 0; as follows:

YEAS – Commissioners Berry Graves, Erwin, Hauser, Kummer, Mason, and Young – 6,
NAYS – Commissioners Dziedzic, Olson and President Fine -3.
ABSENT – None.
ADOPTED

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

1.1 Letter dated November 12, 2003 to President Fine and Commissioner Kummer and Superintendent Merrill Anderson from Louis Hoffman, Senior Superintendent, Minnesota Transportation Museum, Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, 4816 Nokomis Avenue, following up on his June 6, 2003 letter in which he asked the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s plans for the Richfield Road maintenance facility and for the former streetcar waiting station located off Glenwood Avenue in Theodore Wirth Park.
PLACED ON FILE

1.2 Letter dated November 6, 2003 to Superintendent Merrill Anderson from James L. Fetterly of Robbins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP, thanking her for promptly addressing the fallen tree on the parkway beneath his house.
PLACED ON FILE

1.3 Letter dated November 11, 2003 to Superintendent Merrill Anderson from Paul Oman, 5239 East Twin Lake Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, thanking her for allowing him to speak at the November 5, 2003 Board Meeting and to share some additional concerns that he hopes will be considered in the evaluation of his proposal regarding a marina on the Mississippi River in front of the Park Headquarters Building.
PLACED ON FILE

1.4 Copy of letter dated November 1, 2003 to Assistant Superintendent Schmidt from John Tripp, Sr. Planning Analyst, Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, regarding Permit No. 26-03 for Usable Art/Memorial Bench; Kenilworth Trail.
PLACED ON FILE

1.5 Letter dated November 24, 2003 to Superintendent Merrill Anderson and Staff from Harriet Bowman Solomon and family commending Park Director, Jen Hayes, and her staff for their recent first annual Ed Solomon Memorial “Get Down! Get Ready!” Tournament.
PLACED ON FILE

1.6 Letter dated November 26, 2003 to Assistant Superintendent Siggelkow from Cindy Newman, regarding the lack of lighting in the parking lot at the Fort Snelling Tennis & Learning Center.
PLACED ON FILE

1.7 President Fine reported on the proposal before Three Rivers Park District related to the potential acquisition by Three Rivers Park District from the State of Minnesota of the remaining land not owned by the Park Board. He stated that he attended the meeting, along with Commissioner Dziedzic, Commissioner Olson and Superintendent Merrill Anderson and they all spoke on behalf of the Board. He said it was very clear that the Three Rivers Park District, minus the one commissioner who proposed this, was not interested in the proposal. President Fine stated that as of December 9, 2003, the Chair of the Hennepin County Commission received a letter of resignation from Commissioner Jeff Olson of the Three Rivers Park District.

1.8 President Fine reported that the Board had a meeting next Wednesday, December 17, 2003 and on Monday, December 15, Board will meet at City Hall to adopt its budget. City Council convenes at 5:05 p.m., followed by the Board of Estimate and then the Park Board.

President Fine also reported that in the past the Superintendent has hosted a holiday party for the Board, Assistant Superintendents, their spouses and others immediately following the budget adoption meeting. He stated that because the Superintendent’s house is unavailable this year, he has volunteered his house for this year’s holiday party.

1.9 Commissioner Mason reported that she has had a couple of telephone conversations and e-mail from Susu Jeffries. She informed the Board that Ms. Jeffries was attending tonight’s Board Meeting and had brought a copy of a map showing Cold Water Spring that she is contributing to the Park Board. Commissioner Mason reported that the map was prepared by the University of Minnesota’s Design Institute. She passed the map around and commented that it stresses the importance of having Cold Water Spring on maps.

1.10 Commissioner Mason reported she had a telephone conversation with Board Counsel after the November 19 Board. She said she called Brian Rice because Commissioner Hauser had suggested at the public meeting on November 19 that perhaps Commissioner Mason had not been proper in asking for some advice from legal counsel. She stated that Commissioner Hauser had also requested that there be a report concerning individual request by Commissioners on legal issues. Commissioner Mason asked for a report from Commissioner Hauser to let the Board know what Mr. Rice told her.

1.11 Commissioner Young reported on a letter she received from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission referring to their regularly-scheduled energy meeting on Thursday, December 18, 2003, at which time they will be considering the petition for approval for the new conversion at the Riverside coal plant. She stated that the Park Board comments were submitted.

1.12 Commissioner Young reported that she has been working with Assistant Superintendent Rietkerk on the Metropolitan Council framework and the Board remarks and comments She said they will be submitting comments.

1.13 Commissioner Young reported she received a couple of comments on the Superintendent Search.

1.14 Commissioner Hauser reported that she did speak to Brian Rice after the meeting referred to by Commissioner Mason. She said that she was assured what Commissioner Mason was doing was legal. Commissioner Hauser stated that she did not, in the comments that she made, referred to Commissioner Mason. She said she merely asked to have an accounting of Board Member requests to Counsel and how much that cost the Board. Commissioner Hauser said she would point out to Commissioner Mason that maybe if she take this personally, it might have something to do with the fact that she is the one who most frequently reports that she has talked to Counsel.

Commissioner Mason commented that she very seldom talks to Counsel and when she spoke to Brian Rice he indicated that on a scale of one to nine, she was at the bottom of Commissioners asking questions. She thought Commissioner Hauser was incorrect and said she had suggested that Commissioner Hauser apologize because it wasn’t a direct accusation but Commissioner Hauser certainly implied that Commissioner Mason had done something improper. Commissioner Mason wanted it clear that she had not done anything improper.

President Fine did not feel this discussion was a petition or a communication and ruled it out of order.

1.15 President Fine reported that he received a letter from the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra commenting on the fact that their organization has donated $1,300 worth of sound equipment at the end of the 2002 season to upgrade the equipment in place at the bandstand. He asked that staff send a letter thanking them.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS

Assistant Superintendent Schmidt reported that as part of the preliminary budget the Board adopted called for a reduction in the number of field supervisors in the Maintenance District. He informed the Board that they have reorganized and passed out a map of the reorganized Maintenance Districts along with the telephone number. A copy of the Maintenance District map is made part of the permanent Board record.

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President Fine reported on the Truth in Taxation hearing held on Monday, December 8, 2003 that he attended along with Commissioner Hauser and Superintendent Merrill Anderson. He stated that there was only one comment that directly related to the Park Board. He said that most of the comments related to higher taxes, money going into affordable housing and money the Council was designating to go into a homeownership program. President Fine stated that the comment made on the Park Board was made by Jeremy Lane. Mr. Lane thought that the two most affected agencies in the city were the Park Board and the Library Board. He said that he didn’t mind his taxes being raised if it went toward libraries and parks.

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CONSENT BUSINESS

Commissioner Young moved, seconded by Commissioner Erwin –

2.1 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE PAYROLL NO. 24 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,219,267.48 FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 2, 2003 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2003.

2.2 THAT THE BOARD ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR THE ATTACHED EMPLOYEE INJURIES WHICH CAUSED LOSS OF WORK TIME AND/OR FOR WHICH THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION.

Upon call for the question, on a voice vote, the motion carried
ADOPTED

Commissioner Young moved, seconded by Commissioner Erwin –

2.3 THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT TO ENTER INTO A CONSULTING AGREEMENT WITH MARY MERRILL ANDERSON FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2004.

Commissioner Mason asked how much money the agreement would involve.

President Fine stated that it would involve two months wages because it would be for the month of January and one half month each for February and March.

Upon call for the question, on a voice vote, the motion carried
(Commissioners Dziedzic and Mason voted no.) ADOPTED

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD THAT THE VARIOUS ACTIONS ADOPTED BY EACH STANDING COMMITTEE NOW BE PUT BEFORE THE BOARD FOR ADOPTION, AND THAT EACH COMMITTEE’S BUSINESS BE PRESENTED INDIVIDUALY.

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Commissioners M. Hauser, Chair, J. Erwin, C. Kummer,
A. Young and W. Dziedzic

Commissioner Hauser moved, seconded by Commissioner Mason –

4.1 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE CONSENT FOR ENCROACHMENT ON MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND RECREATION BOARD PROPERTY OF STORM SEWERS ASSOCIATED WITH RICHFIELD ROAD SUBJECT TO ISSUANCE OF MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND RECREATION BOARD PERMIT BEFORE CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES.

4.2 THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE A LETTER SUPPORTING THE MINNEAPOLIS BIOTECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH SCIENCES INDUSTRY BIOSCIENCE ZONE DESIGNATION BY THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, AND THE DECISION BY MINNEAPOLIS TO NOT OFFER PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS AS AN INCENTIVE FOR QUALIFYING BUSINESSES IN THE ZONE.

4.3 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE THE FORT ACTION SPORTS COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION PLANS AND QUALIFIED IMPROVEMENT LIST.

4.4 THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE STAFF TO PROCEED WITH A MASTER PLANNING PROCESS FOR THE PARADE SITE BASED ON THE GUTHRIE RELOCATING IN 2006 AND THE PROJECTED LOSS OF $300,000.00 IN SPECIAL EVENT PARKING INCOME WHICH HAD FUNDED THE SCULPTURE GARDEN OPERATIONS.

4.5 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE THE ADDITION OF A SECOND SIGN AFFIXED TO THE COLDWATER SPRING TRAIL SIGN READING “MNI OWE SNI”, THE DAKOTA NAME OF COLDWATER SPRING.

Upon call for the question, on a voice vote, the motion carried.
ADOPTED

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Commissioners J. Olson, R. Berry Graves, W. Dziedzic,
M. Hauser and A. Young

Commissioner Olson moved, seconded by Commissioner Berry Graves –

7.1 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE AN INCREASE TO MILLER DUNWIDDIE ARCHITECTS, LTD., CONTRACT NO. 12628, FOR LORING PARK SHELTER BUILDING RENOVATION AND EXPANSION IN THE AMOUNT OF +$43,561.20 FOR A NEW CONTRACT TOTAL OF $212,135.40.

7.2 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE AN INCREASE TO AQUA LOGIC, INC., O.P. NO. 6067, FOR WATER AND POOL MAINTENANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF +$20,000.00, FOR A NEW ESTIMATED ANNUAL EXPENDITURE OF $104,000.00.

7.3 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE FINAL PAYMENT TO JAMES FORBERG ARCHITECTS, LTD., CONTRACT NO. 16249, FOR FOLWELL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $0.00.

7.4 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE FINAL PAYMENT TO EDWARD & KELCY, CONTRACT NO. 10205, FOR BASSETT CREEK TRAIL DEVELOPMENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $0.00.

7.5 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE FINAL PAYMENT TO SRF CONSULTING, CONTRACT NO. 9041, FOR CEDAR LAKE TRAIL DEVELOPMENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $0.00.

7.6 THAT THE BOARD APPROVE FINAL PAYMENT TO ROBERT H. WILLIAMS RLA, CONTRACT NO. 11501, FOR MUELLER PARK SITE IMPROVEMENTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $0.00.

7.7 THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE ACCEPTANCE OF THE LOW BID OF BIFFS, INC., O.P. NO. 6170, TO FURNISH AND SERVICE PORTABLE RESTROOMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $90,000.00, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS AND ATTACHED PRICE SCHEDULE. BID AWARD IS FOR ONE YEAR WITH ONE-YEAR OPTION TO RENEW.

7.8 THAT THE BOARD RETAIN SEABORNE ARCHITECTS TO PROVIDE ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR GROSS FIRST TEE LEARNING CENTER CLUBHOUSE MAINTENANCE BUILDING FOR A STIPULATED SUM OF $2,250.00.

7.9 THAT THE BOARD RETAIN HERFORT NORBY GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS TO PROVIDE GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR COLUMBIA GOLF COURSE HOLES #6 AND #11 RECONSTRUCTION FOR A STIPULATED SUM OF $11,100.00.

7.10 THAT THE BOARD RETAIN HERFORT NORBY GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS, LLC TO PROVIDE ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR MEADOWBROOK FIRST TEE LEARNING CENTER FOR A STIPULATED SUM OF $15,100.00.

Upon call for the question, on a voice vote, the motion carried.
ADOPTED

ADJOURNMENT

The time being 7:10 p.m., Commissioner Young moved, seconded by Commissioner Berry Graves –
THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED.

Upon call for the question, on a voice vote, the motion carried.
ADOPTED

BOB FINE DON SIGGELKOW
President Secretary

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