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OCTOBER 1, 2018 APPROVED CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Derrick Walker on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Invocation was led by Pastor Rich Cook followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randy Meidinger, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Also present: Attorney Joe Hanson, City Foreman Bob Job, City Administrator Sharon Jangula, City Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch, Sheriff Gary Sanders.

Visitors: Pastor Rich Cook, Herb Keller, James Haid, Mark & Fran Heidrich, Crystal Jahner, Donna Kurszewski, Rory Humann, Daryl Rohrick, Alan Senger, Becky Thatcher-Keller.

A motion was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Dan Imdieke to approve the September 4, 2018 Meeting Minutes. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Crystal Jahner, Linton Chamber of Commerce, updated the council on the Chili Cook-off event which will be held on October 6, 2018.

Alan Senger addressed the council about concerns he had regarding the Heavy Vehicle and Equipment Ordinance which was approved at the September 4, 2018 meeting. After discussion, Mayor Walker said the ordinance will be put on the next regular meeting agenda for further review and discussion.

Herb Keller appeared before the Council requesting that a fence in the front yard of his residence be “grandfathered in” and allowed to remain in place as it is. Mr. Keller had not obtained a building permit prior to building the fence and he had been sent a notice to remove the fence as it was in violation of the city ordinance regarding fences. After discussion, a motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Jon Ptacek to deny the request to allow the fence to remain in place and order Mr. Keller to remove the fence. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried.

A motion was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Randy Meidinger to approve a Temporary Liquor License Transfer Permit for the Green Lantern to the McCrory Properties parking lot located at 114 Broadway St. N on October 6, 2018, for the Linton Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Shelly Hauge to approve the applications for Local Permits: #18-13 Linton Chamber of Commerce – raffle 11/23/18 and #18-14 Voices for Lake Oahe, raffle 5/4/19. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Shelly Hauge to approve building permit #18-62 Matt Newman – redo sidewalks and build concrete patio. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Shelly Hauge to approve the second reading of Ordinance 18-09-01, Regulations for the Planting, Maintenance and Removal of Trees and Shrubs. Voting aye: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randy Meidinger, Dan Imdieke, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Voting nay: Dennis Morris. Motion carried 5-1.

A motion was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Dennis Morris to approve the first reading of Amended Ordinance 02-11-1, Pertaining to Junk, Junk Vehicles, Trash or Rubbish and to add a process for disposal of property. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Discussion was held on the need to update the personnel policies and job descriptions. A motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch that Shelly Hauge and Dennis Morris serve as the council personnel representatives. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch to approve September 2018 Monthly Financial Report. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch to approve the following payments. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Auto Value Parts Stores $13.96; Banyon Data Systems $1,955.00; BEK Communications $62.98; BCBS $471.00; Cardmember Services $611.40; Cash $104.33; Emmons County Record $497.88; Emmons County Sheriffs Dept $4,797.24; Erin Prince $160.00; Farmers Union Insurance $85.00; Fireside Office Solutions $111.98; Fireside Office Solutions $18.21; IRS $5,182.31; Interstate Engineering $372.00; Jet-way Multiple Services, Inc $21,450.00; John Mallum $91.96; Joseph Hanson $1,555.00; Kelsie Egeland $150.00; LIDC $1,250.00; Linton Hardware Center $24.74; Martin Oil $2,825.87; MDU $3,158.33; Montana-Dakota Utilities Co $274.58; ND DOH-Chemistry Div. $94.16; ND DOH- Microbiology Div. $32.00; ND One Call $8.45; ND PERS $2,605.32; ND PERS $5,318.22; Office of State Auditor $165.00; Patriot Fuels $264.15; Payroll $17,421.21; Pfeifle on 83 $342.10; Quality Asphalt $49,923.00; Quality Asphalt $500.00; Rath & Mehrer $9,500.00; Sanitation Products $56,594.00; Sayler Implement Inc $315.91; Security State Bank $21,187.14; South Central Regional Water $14,640.00; USPS $225.00; USPS $206.50; USDA Rural Development $13,008.23; Verizon Wireless $95.58; Waste Management $1,890.39; Waste Management $2,061.49; Wells Fargo Bank $17,936.25; Wells Fargo Corp Trust Serv $750.00.

A Public Hearing was held regarding the 2019 City Budget. Donna Kurszewski and Rory Human each addressed the council.

Mayor Walker proposed an amendment to the budget regarding salaries. The preliminary budget included a 3% wage increase which he recommended be changed to $500.00 per year for full-time employees and $250.00 per year for part-time employees. After discussion, a motion was made by Randy Meidinger, seconded by Shelly Hauge to approve a $500.00 per year increase for full-time employees and a $250.00 per year increase for part-time employees. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch to approve the 2019 Budget. Voting aye: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Dan Imdieke, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch; voting nay: Randy Meidinger. Motion carried 5-1. The budget includes the following property tax levies: General-$164,500; Emergency$6,000; Cemetery-$4,920; JDA $6,500; Library-$10,000; Airport-$10,000.

A special meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

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

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

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