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MARCH 7, 2018 APPROVED CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tim Volk on Monday, March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Shelly Hauge, Randy Meidinger, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Absent: James Gartner. Also present: City Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch.

Visitors: Crystal Jahner, John Mallum, Jeff Ohlhauser, Sheriff Gary Sanders, Clarence Herz, Rory Humann, Tim Kooker, Daryl Rohrick.

Crystal Jahner, Linton Chamber of Commerce, informed the council members of the events planned for Dairy & Ag Days being held on June 1, 2018. She requested Main Street (Broadway) be blocked off from Sampson Avenue to Walnut Avenue during the day and possibly from Hickory Avenue to Walnut Avenue for the band performance at night.

John Mallum, American Legion Post 54 Board Member, informed the council that the American Legion will no longer be conducting gaming after March 31, 2018. The American Legion has gaming machines at the Green Lantern, Happy Hour Bar and Country Climate. He said the American Legion is losing money on the gaming and an out of town non-profit organization is interested in taking over the gaming. According to Linton City Ordinance, the gaming committee or applying group must have at least one member who is a resident of the city. If a local nonprofit or other organization is interested in conducting gaming in the city, they will need to submit an application to the City.

City Attorney Joe Hanson informed council members that the County approved a partial abatement or refund of taxes on Parcel 52-6-533.

The first reading of Ordinance 18-03-01 Authorizing the Issuance of Up to $1,600,000 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds to Finance Sanitary Sewer Improvements was held.

Sheriff Sanders presented the Emmons County Sheriff’s Office 2017 Annual Report.

A motion to approve an Application for Gaming Permit #18-03 American Legion-raffle was made by Dennis Morris and seconded by Dan Imdieke. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Building Permit Applications #18-4 Charles Pavlicek – remodel shower; #18-5 Joyce & Blaine Lemer – remodel house was made by Dennis Morris and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to deny an Application for Abatement or Refund of Taxes on Parcel 52-1-137 was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Dan Imdieke. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve an Application for Abatement or Refund of Taxes on Parcel 52-6-504 was made by Dennis Morris and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the February 5, 2018 regular meeting minutes and the February 20, 2018 Special Meeting Minutes was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the February 2018 Monthly Financial Report was made by Shelly Hauge and seconded by Randy Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve payments to: BCBS $487.10; BEK Communications $59.13; City of Bismarck $270.00; Dakota Supply Group $215.05; Emmons County Record $334.16; Gas Plus $215.70; Joseph Hanson $3,671.49; Hedahl’s Auto Value $12.83; IRS $4,796.07; Jack’s Electric & Trenching $45.00; Linton Hardware Center $130.44; Martin Oil $1,471.60; MDU $4,217.51; KEM Electric Cooperative $329.49; Municipal Government Academy $25.00; ND Health Lab-Microbiology $32.00; ND Health Lab-Microbiology $32.00; ND PERS $2,605.32; ND PERS $5,318.22; NODAK True Value $34.76; Payroll $15,762.78; Pfeifle on 83 $295.52; RJ Sales & Service $1,198.25; South Central Regional Water District $8,210.40; USPS $205.80; USDA Rural Development $63,524.09; Verizon Wireless $65.56; Waste Management $1,126.15; Waste Management $760.66 was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Dan Imdieke. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm at City Hall.

The Tax Equalization meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm at City Hall.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Meeting adjourned.

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Timothy Volk, City Mayor Sharon Jangula, City Administrator

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