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DECEMBER 3, 2018 APPROVED CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Derrick Walker on Monday, December 3, 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, Deputy Sheriff John Bartlette.

Visitors: Mike Cherenzia, Virgil Hulm, Rory Humann, Alvin Mosset, Anthony Mulske, Daryl Rohrick, Larry Rohrich, Randy Pope.

Randy Pope, Interstate Engineering updated the council on the progress of the Sanitary Sewer System Improvements Project. Discussion was held on Change Order Two (2) which included an additional cost of $13,367.88 to repair the lift station. A motion was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Randy Meidinger to approve Change Order No. Two (2) contingent on the approval and concurrence of USDA Rural Development. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Marlene Oster did not appear at the hearing for Violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 regarding an inoperable vehicle located at 112 5th St. NW. After discussion and review of facts, a motion was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Dan Imdieke that a gray Ford Thunderbird located at 112 5th St. NW is in violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 (12.0401 3.c) and must be removed within thirty (30) days. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Mike Cherenzia appeared at the hearing for Violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 regarding the junk located at 408 Oak Ave and 405 4th St NE. Bob Job informed the council he had done an inspection of the properties earlier in the day and the properties had been cleaned up. Attorney Joe Hanson said the complaint would be withdrawn.

Paul Eckdahl did not appear at the hearing for Violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 regarding junk, junk vehicles, and trash or rubbish located at 216 1st St. SE and 218 1st St. SE. After review of the facts and discussion, a motion was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch that the properties located at 216 1st St. SE and 218 1st St. SE are in violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 (12.0401 1-3) and any remaining junk and inoperable vehicles must be removed within thirty (30) days. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Anthony Mulske appeared at the hearing for Violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 regarding the junk, junk vehicles, and trash or rubbish located at 409 1st St NE. Mr. Mulske informed the council that he is in the process of cleaning the property. A motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Randy Meidinger to table the matter until next month. After discussion, the motion and second were withdrawn. After further discussion, a motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Randy Meidinger that the property located at 409 1st St. NE is in violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 (12.0401 1-3) and any remaining junk, inoperable vehicles and trash or rubbish must be removed by December 24, 2018. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Larry Rohrich appeared at the hearing for Violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 regarding the junk, junk vehicles, and trash or rubbish located at 413 3rd St. NE. Mr. Rohrich informed the council that he had been working on cleaning the property. After discussion, a motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Dennis Morris that the property located at 413 3rd St. NE is in violation of Ordinance 02-11-1 (12.0401 1-3) and any remaining junk, inoperable vehicles and trash or rubbish must be removed by December 24, 2018. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Dennis Morris to approve the November 5, 2018 Meeting Minutes. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Shelly Hauge to approve the applications for Local Permit #18-17 Linton Public School – raffle 12/1/18 to 4/1/2019; #18-18 Linton Fire Department – raffle 1/31/2019; American Legion Post #54 – raffle 1/31/2019. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Dennis Morris and seconded by John Ptacek to approve building permit #18-66 Marvin Heyne – sheetrock basement ceiling. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The council held the first reading of Amended Ordinance 218-08-02 Regulating the Use of Heavy Vehicles & Equipment.

Sharon Jangula informed the council that the Emmons County Child Care Steering Committee working under the umbrella of the Emmons County Interagency had requested a loan from the LIDC to purchase a house to be used as a child care facility. The LIDC has approved a loan, not to exceed $70,000, contingent on approval of the City Council. A motion was made by Randy Meidinger and seconded by Dennis Morris to approve the LIDC Loan to the Emmons County Interagency. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Shelly Hauge to approve changing the annual leave (vacation) policy to state “240 hours of unused annual leave, or the unused annual leave as of December 31, 2018, whichever is greater, may be carried forward and credited to the employee at the end of the yearly cut-off date of December 31. Hours in excess of that amount will be lost.” Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

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

A motion was made by Dan Imdieke and seconded by Jon Ptacek to approve the following payments. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Auto Value Parts Stores $21.99; Banyon Data Systems $1,590.00; BCBS $471.00; Emmons County Record $596.30; Emmons County Record $45.00; Emmons County Sheriffs Dept $4,797.24; City of Bismarck $1,082.25; IRS $5,714.90; Interstate Engineering $21,422.35; Joseph Hanson $1,327.50; Joseph Hanson $442.50; Sharon Jangula $150.00; Jack Electric & Trenching $3,774.56; KEM Electric $180.92; Keith’s Service & Repair $78.68; KPH, Inc $181,199.62; Paul Leier $150.00; Linton Chamber of Commerce $70.00; Martin Oil $2,943.74; MDU $1,615.07; MDU $35.23; NextEra Energy $150.00; ND DOH-Microbiology Div. $32.00; ND One Call $13.45; ND PERS $2,605.32; ND PERS $5,318.22; ND Rural Water Systems Association $240.00; Pfeifle on 83 $71.50; Payroll $16,555.01; South Central Regional Water $7,521.60; USPS $207.55; Verizon Wireless $95.91; Alexis Wangler $150.00; Waste Management $608.98; Waste Management $1,427.26.

A motion was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Shelly Hauge to sell four generators and a sewer jetter on sealed bids. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Sealed bids will be accepted until December 31, 2018 at 10:00 am and will be opened on January 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm at Linton City Hall.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 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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