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FEBRUARY 5, 2018 APPROVED CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tim Volk on Monday, February 5, 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 Foreman Bob Job, City Administrator Sharon Jangula, City Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch.

Visitors: Sheriff Gary Sanders, Deputy Sheriff Damian Wright, Jim Haid, Grace Walker, Daryl Rohrick, Rory Humann.

Sheriff Sanders presented the Emmons County – City of Linton Full-time Law Enforcement Services Agreement. The terms of the Agreement will be effective from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. The amount of the Annual Service Agreement for 2018 is $57,566.82. A motion to approve the Agreement was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch, seconded by Dan Imdieke. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Sheriff Sanders introduced Deputy Sheriff Wright to the council members.

Council Member James Gartner arrived at this time.

Jim Haid informed the Council that a garbage tote had been placed at the end of his driveway after being emptied by city personnel rather than being put back where he had placed it for pick up. He said he could not see the tote as he backed out of his driveway and his pickup taillight was broken when he hit the tote. He requested reimbursement of $150 to replace the taillight. He also said he would like to see the City have something in writing to prevent this from happening to other residents. The matter was referred to the garbage committee for further review.

Grace Walker presented an Application for Abatement or Refund of Taxes on Parcel 52-6-533. After discussion, a motion to deny the application was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Dennis Morris. Voting aye – James Gartner, Randy Meidinger, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Voting nay – Shelly Hauge. Motion carried 5-1.

A public hearing was held at 6:00 pm on a proposal that the City issue revenue bonds under the Municipal Industrial Development Act (MIDA) to help finance the construction of a new high school in Bismarck which will be owned and operated by Light of Christ Catholic Schools of Excellence, a North Dakota nonprofit. Scott Wegner, representing the nonprofit as bond counsel, said the City will incur no expense in the issuance of the bonds and the City will not be liable for payment of the bonds. The amount of the bonds will not exceed $8,000,000 and the nonprofit will pay the City a fee of $6,725 for issuance of the bonds. Mayor Volk asked for comments from the public. There were no written or verbal protests from the public and Mayor Volk called for a close to the public hearing. A motion to approve a resolution for the issuance of the bonds was made by James Gartner, seconded by Randy Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to deny an Application for Abatement or Refund of Taxes on Parcel 52-18-878 was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Building Permit Applications #18-1 Green Lantern – replace walk-in cooler door; #18-2 Richard & Sandy Feist – remodel kitchen; #18-3 Michael & Tana Werner – construct building to enclose storage container was made by James Gartner and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Applications for Gaming Permit #18-01 Linton Senior Citizens-raffle and #18-02 Linton Senior Citizens-raffle was made by Shelly Hauge seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve a Loan Resolution Authorizing and Providing for the Incurrence of Indebtedness for the Purpose of Providing a Portion of the Cost of Improving the Sanitary Sewer System was made by James Gartner and seconded by Dan Imdieke. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Bonds will be issued for the debt in the amount of $1,554,000 and a grant not to exceed $934,000 will be accepted.

It was reported that a committee consisting of Dan Imdieke, Robert Job, Randy Meidinger, Tim Volk and Tyler Wollmuth (ND DOT) interviewed five engineering firms for the shared-use path construction engineering. The council reviewed the scoring and ranking summary of the interviews. Based on the highest score, a motion to hire Interstate Engineering as the Construction Engineer for the ND Streets Shared Use Path & Lighting Project was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Dennis Morris. Voting aye – James Gartner, Shelly Hauge, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Voting nay – Randy Meidinger. Motion carried 5-1.

A motion to approve Financial Statement of Accounts by Funds for January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 was made by James Gartner and seconded by Dan Imdieke. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the January 1, 2018 regular meeting minutes was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the January 2018 Monthly Financial Report was made by James Gartner and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve payments to: Bank of North Dakota $3,000.00; Bank of North Dakota $2,550.00; BCBS $487.10; BEK Communications $59.65; Cardmember Services $11.83; Emmons County Record $132.74; Emmons County Record $310.68; Fireside Office Solutions $1,510.48; Gas Plus $157.85; Hedahl’s Auto Value $90.26; IRS $7,244.41; Linton Chamber of Commerce $150.00; Linton Hardware Center $91.97; Martin Oil $1,437.00; MDU $4,950.07; ND League of Cities $25.00; ND PERS $3,337.30; ND PERS $5,318.22; NODAK True Value $95.98; Payroll $20,900.84; PFM Financial Advisors LLC $300.00; Sayler Implement $102.76; South Central Regional Water District $6,240.00; USPS $206.15; Verizon Wireless $67.00; Waste Management $1,583.46; Workforce Safety & Insurance $3,044.73 was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Bid opening for the sewer project will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm at City Hall.

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

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Randy Meidinger. Meeting adjourned.

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