Lean Budgets & Few Options

Dana Sande
President
GF City Council

It’s budget season for municipalities and the City of Grand Forks published their FY 2018 Budget this past week.  Dana Sande joined us to discuss the good and the bad of what is a challenging budget due to contracting revenues and infrastructure bills that are piling up.  The President of the Grand Forks City Council discusses the decision not to fully fund the City’s Personnel budget and the ongoing discussion with citizens about the upcoming Sales Tax vote.

Sande is candid about the limited options that the Council has if the proposed Sales Tax initiative fails, with water rates and property taxes being the logical tools to service the infrastructure debt that the City will need to service in the upcoming years.  A “Road Utility Tax” another option.

 

 

USD WAS SIMPLY THAT GOOD THIS PAST SATURDAY & TERM LIMITS: Mike Berg

Former Grand Forks Central football coach Mike Berg makes a poiint Thursday during his Coaching Boys into Men presentation.JOHN STENNES
Mike Berg
Former Football Coach
Grand Forks Central HS

Mike Berg knows football, but did you know that he taught politacal science for many years?

THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION: Steve Bannon’s “60 Minutes” Interview

Steve Bannon

PART 2 of our look at the “60 Minutes” interview that Charlie Rose did with Steve Bannon, the President’s recently resigned “Chief Strategist.”  We’ll listen and deliberate over his comments that were NOT included in the interview that played on the CBS Network.

QUESTION:  do you find him credible or not?

HEADLIGHTS, CAR SHOWS & TOUCH-UP PAINT: The Rydell Folks

Kathy Lind
Guest Experience Mgr
Randy Sattler
Rydell Collision Center

Kathy Lind and Randy Sattler joined the program to talk CARS and the Rydell Car & Bike Show that will take place this Sunday, September 17 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Today we talk about cleaning off the exterior glass of old headlights and touch-up paint, does it ever look good?

THE RYDALL CAR & BIKE SHOW WEDNESDAY PREVIEW: Drum Lines, Favorite Cars & Online Donations

Kathy Lind, Brian Rydell & Randy Sattler join the program to discuss this Sunday’s Rydell Car & Bike Show.  We’ll hear about some of the “other things” that will be at the show that create such a great atmosphere, we’ll take “favorite cars” that will be there and how to donate online if you can’t get there (click here).

When:  Sunday, Sept 17th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where:  Rydell Chev,  2700 South Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201

DON’T MISS IT!

WHAT IF THE GRAND FORKS SALES TAX IS VOTED DOWN?

Bret Weber
Grand Fork City Council Member

Grand Forks City Councilman Bret Weber was a strong advocate for raising the mil levy one half of one mil in order to fully fund the City’s FY 2018 Personnel Budget, a motion which failed on a 6-0  vote; we’ll talk about his rationale for the increase and why he think it failed in such an overwhelming way.

Speaking of mil increases, we’ll also discuss options the Council will have if the proposed Sales Tax measure fails at the ballot box in November, here are three:

(1)  Do nothing additional with infrastructure;  additional funding for the new water treatment plant collected from water rate increases

(2)  Put “band aids” on infrastructure and levy those mils via the property tax; additional funding for the new water treatment plant collected from water rate increases

(3)  Fully fund infrastructure mil requirements via the property tax; additional funding for the new water treatment plant collected from water rate increases

Thoughts on September 11th Sixteen Years Later & Mike Berg Talks Miss North Dakota becoming Miss USA & UND’s Potato Bowl Win

Mike Berg
Former Football Coach
Grand Forks Central HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this sixteenth remembrance of the attacks on the Nation in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, PA we remember that day and how it has changed the lives of so many in the area.

We’ll also talk to our football expert, Mike Berg, about the new that Miss North Dakota

THE RYDELL CAR & BIKE SHOW TUESDAY PREVIEW: Silent Auction Treasures & The New Skatepark Project

Kathy Lind & Randy Sattler join the program to discuss this Sunday’s Rydell Car & Bike Show.  We’ll hear about the GREAT items available in this year’s Silent Auction as well as this year’s beneficiary:  The New Skatepark Project.

When:  Sunday, Sept 17th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where:  Rydell Chev,  2700 South Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201

DON’T MISS IT!

 

THE RYDELL CAR & BIKE SHOW MONDAY PREVIEW: Getting around if you have mobility issues

Kathy Lind & Randy Sattler join the program to discuss this Sunday’s Rydell Car & Bike Show.  We’ll hear about Altru Health System’s contribution of mobility devices so that those with mobility issues can enjoy the show.

When:  Sunday, Sept 17th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where:  Rydell Chev,  2700 South Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201

DON’T MISS IT!