Baker Rural District April 2023 Meeting
THE REGULAR SCHEDULED BAKER RURAL DISTRICT MEETING WAS HELD APRIL 6, 2023 AT 7:00 P.M. AT 8254 HIGHWAY 12 IN THE RURAL DISTRICT OFFICE.
PRESENT: Chairman; Turk Stark, Vice Chairman; Randy Hoenke, Treasurer; Dick Chester; Trustee; Chris Meccage, Trustee; Fred Hoff, Fire Chief; Tom Bruha, Secretary; Stephanie Croy
Guest: Shannon w/Broz
Motion was made to approve the presented minutes of the March 2, 2023 meeting by Fred. The motion was 2nd by Chris. Motion carried. All Aye.
The 6th street was project was the first item the board talked about with Shannon. Shannon explained the bid and answered the board members questions. The bid came in much higher then expected. Shannon explained to the board they need to decide whether they want to shut down the bid for the Fire Districts portion of the project or if they would like to start negotiating with the contractor. To see if they can get their portion of the project cost lower. After much discussion Dick made the motion to have Broz try to negotiate the bid down closer to the estimated cost of the project. Randy 2nd the motion. Motion Carried. All Aye.
The 17th of April is when the bidding opens for the Street repair work for the 6th street job so the board needs to have the decision on what they are planning to do. Shannon had a Joint Power Agreement that needs to be signed in order to go forward with the project. Fred made the motion to sign the agreement. Dick 2nd the motion. Motion Carried. All Aye.
Tom has been working to get the DEF systems removed from 2 units. The ND crew is not communicating with Tom. He was able to find another place that can remove the systems. Pro Tech Diesel in Glendive. They took Unit #424 to Glendive today to have the system removed.
On April 20th there will be a meeting about what Emergency app the county would like to go with. The I Am Responding app is less than $200 for the year. Dale also has a meeting setup with E-Dispatch to see if this would work in this area.
Tom talked about how it is time to think about doing the parking lot. It has been about 10 years for the black top. There was some discussion and they talked about getting some bids for the job and have it for the next years budget.
Fred made the motion to pay the bills. Chris 2nd the motion.
The following claims were approved to be paid:
Being there no further business to come before the board. Dick made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Fred 2nd the motion. Motion Carried. All Aye. Meeting adjourned at 8:38 P.M.
s\ TURK STARK CHAIRMAN
s\ STEPHANIER CROY SECRETARY