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JANUARY 8, 2018 APPROVED CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Tim Volk on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: James Gartner, Shelly Hauge, Randy Meidinger, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Also present: City Foreman Bob Job, City Administrator Sharon Jangula, City Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch.

Visitors: Randy Pope, Scott Wegner, Daryl Rohrick, John Mallum, Rory Humann.

Randy Pope, Interstate Engineering, presented the council with the construction plans and specifications for the sanitary sewer system improvements. A motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch to approve the plans and specs and to advertise for construction bids contingent on concurrence of USDA Rural Development. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried.

Scott Wegner, representing Light of Christ Catholic Schools as bond counsel, requested the City hold a public hearing to discuss a proposal that the City issue Municipal Industrial Development Act (MIDA) Bonds to help finance the construction of a new high school in Bismarck to replace the existing St. Mary’s Central High School. Mr. Wegner explained that Light of Christ Catholic Schools is a non-profit, and as such, the City can issue the bonds on behalf of or as a conduit for the nonprofit. The benefit to the non-profit is a lower tax-exempt interest rate in financing the project. The City will incur no expense to issue the bonds, nor will the City be liable for future payment of the bonds. Light of Christ Catholic Schools will pay the City a fee for issuing the MIDA Bonds. A motion to hold a public hearing on February 5, at 6:00 pm in City Hall to discuss the proposal that the City issue MIDA Bonds to help finance the project was made by Randy Meidinger, seconded by Dan Imdieke. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to deny the Application for Abatement or Refund of Taxes on Parcel 52-6-354 was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by James Gartner. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the Application for a Transfer of Temporary Liquor License from the Grill, LLC to the Linton Senior Center for the Linton Lions Club Valentine’s Day Dinner on Monday, February 12, 2018 was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by James Gartner. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to designate BNC National Bank and Security State Bank as the depositories of city funds was made by James Gartner and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. The Pledge of Securities were reviewed and deemed adequate.

A motion to approve the Waste Management Industrial Waste & Disposal Services Agreement for a 5-year term beginning February 1, 2018 was made by James Gartner and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the December 4, 2017 regular meeting minutes was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the December 2017 Monthly Financial Report was made by Shelly Hauge and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve payments to: BCBS $487.10; BCBS $487.10; BEK Communications $59.73; BEK Communications $58.53; Cardmember Services $61.50; Cardmember Services $32.99; Cash $77.01; D&E Supply Company Inc $ $1,099.62; ECOLAB $187.65; Electric Pump $730.00; Emmons County Record $128.46; Emmons County Sheriff’s Dept. $5,774.06; Emmons County Treasurer $13,191.59; Ferguson Waterworks $1,300.00; Fireside Office Solutions $35.00; Rhea Flyberg $150.00; Gas Plus $152.10; Hedahl’s Auto Parts $112.30; Interstate Engineering Inc $2,447.32; IRS $5,345.02; KEM Electric $259.90; KEM Electric $313.81; Roxanne Lauinger $150.00; LIDC $1,250.00; Linton Hardware Center $110.97; MDU $3,947.82; MDU $42.80; ND One Call, Inc $1.10; ND PERS $2,530.30; ND PERS $5,318.22; ND Dept. of Health-Chemistry $223.63; ND Health Lab- Microbiology $32.00; ND Health Lab- Microbiology $32.00; Payroll $18,321.83; Pfeifle on 83 $487.35; Plains Mobile Inc. $500.00; Proforms $75.70; RJ Sales & Service $35.00; Sanitation Products 1,896.65; Sayler Implement $234.96; South Central Regional Water District $6,657.60; Mary Alice Stoppler $25.00; Trucks of Bismarck $57.63; USPS $202.30; Charlotte Vetter $25.00; Verizon Wireless $65.34; Waste Management $1,190.00; Waste Management $1,734.00; Waste Management $1,190.04; Nicholas Woovis $175.00 was made by Shelly Hauge and seconded by Randy Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the 2017 Budget vs. Actual Report and to approve the 2017 Budget Amendments was made by Shelly Hauge and seconded by Randy Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. The amendments include an increase in expenditures to the following funds: City Sales Tax Fund-$1,667.81; JDA Fund-$133.35; Swimming Pool Project Fund-$16,187.93; Water Fund-$63,754.22.

It was noted that the terms of Mayor Timothy Volk, Council Members James Gartner (Ward I), Dan Imdieke (Ward II), and Shelly Hauge (Ward III), Municipal Judge Jay Schmaltz, and Park Board Members Bryan Flyberg and Fuzzy Feist will be expiring in June 2018. The election for city officials will be held on Tuesday, June 12th and the deadline to file a Petition/Certificate of Nomination is Monday, April 9th at 4:00 pm.

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

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

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