Short agenda leads to long debates for county commissioners

The Cavalier County Commissioners had a light agenda but filled their morning with lots of discussion at their recent meeting.


Posted on 2/21/15

By Melissa Anderson

The commissioners received an abatement request from Tom and Sheila Beauchamp. The Langdon City Commission had approved the request as result of damage to the basement of the property. The county commissioners reviewed the request but needed more information from the Langdon City Auditor before the commissioners could make a decision on the abatement. The issue has been tabled until next meeting.

The commissioners held a conference call with Tyler Technology, NRG Technology Services, and Software Innovations, the latter currently provides servers to Cavalier County Treasurer’s and Auditor’s office, to discuss the server issue that was recently brought to the commissioners attention. The three companies gave their opinions on what could be done to rectify the situation that the county currently finds itself in.

Tyler Technology, which is currently offering their services to the Cavalier County Recorder, felt that they should have a representative present to better explain their services to the Recorder to the commissioners.  After a thorough discussion the commissioners decided to table the issue and revisit it at a later date.

Macine Lukach with NDSU Extension Services gave the commissioners an update on the search for a extension agent to replace Ron Beneda. Lukach informed the commissioners that the screening process for applicants is finished but that the district directors have decided to extend the interviewing process and will start screening again on February 24. The directors extended the position to garner further interest from potential candidates and hope to start interviewing April 1.

The commissioners also discussed the current Cavalier County website. The commissioners would like to do some research into possibly changing the current set up of the website in favor of the Pembina County website set up. The proposed change in set up would include having the cities of Cavalier County assisting with the new website.