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APPROVED MAY 6, 2019 LINTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randy Meidinger, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Also present: City Attorney Joseph Hanson, City Administrator Sharon Jangula, Director of Public Works Lee Prince, Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Scheduled Visitors: Dean Bosch, Lonny Mertz, Emmons County Childcare Committee Members, Kathy Schumacher.

A motion to approve the April 1, 2019 Meeting Minutes, April 2, 2019 Tax Equalization Meeting Minutes, and April 10, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Resolutions Approving the Annexation of Parcels 27-0000-03605-000, 27-0000-03604-000 and 27-0000-03602-010 was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Dean Bosch requested that Broadway Street be blocked off from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am for one block from Maple Ave. to Walnut Ave. and a waiver be granted allowing consumption of alcoholic beverages on Broadway St. from Sampson Avenue to Walnut Ave. for the Jodi Jahner Golf Tournament Street Dance on Saturday, June 8, 2019. A motion to grant the request was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried.

Lonnie Mertz addressed the council regarding concerns with the water flow west of his property which is located along Highway 83. He said after the recent flooding, he and his neighbors had water setting in their backyards which did not drain causing damage to their properties. After discussion, Mayor Imdieke informed him that the city will continue to work on the situation and is meeting with the Emmons County Water Board to discuss the matter.

Mr. Mertz requested reimbursement of $15.00 for fuel to operate a pump used in removing water from his property. After discussion, a motion to deny the request was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried.

Mr. Mertz had also requested that the fee for garbage service be waived for the month of March as he did not have any garbage pickup during the month. It was noted that garbage service was available during the time frame even if he did not utilize the service. After discussion there was general consensus to deny the request.

Adrian Roehrich addressed the council expressing concerns in the method used to drain water from the floodplain during the recent flooding and aftermath of the flood. She asked the council to please be very careful about decisions made when channeling water because of the impact it may have on others.

A motion to approve Liquor License Transfer Permits to the Green Lantern for a Beer Booth on Saturday, June 8, 2019 for the Jodi Jahner Golf Tournament Street Dance, and to the Happy Hour Bar to the Emmons County Auditorium for the American Legion Memorial Day event on May 27, 2019 was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Permits #19-11 to St. Anthony Church for a raffle on September 15, 2019 and #19-12 to the Linton Fire Department for a raffle on July 1, 2019 was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch, second by Randy Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Site Authorizations for the Linton Lions Club at the Country Climate, Green Lantern and Happy Hour Bar including pull tab dispensing devices and electronic pull tab devices from May 6, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 was made by Dennis Morris, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Discussion was held on the extension of the city’s water and sewer lines from north of the Cobblestone Hotel to the south side of Aspen Avenue. The purpose of the extension is to accommodate a request from Colby Series 19, LLC which is constructing a retail building on property located on the south of Aspen Avenue and currently outside city limits. The property is being annexed into the city and the company is requesting city water and sewer service. A proposal in the amount of $38,194 was received from K & Electric to extend the lines. Colby Series 19, LLC has agreed to pay half the cost of the extension. A motion to approve the extension of the water and sewer main lines to the south side of Aspen Avenue was made by Dennis Morris, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The council reviewed a Petition for the Annexation of Lot M, the location of the new retail building.

A motion to approve the First Reading of Ordinance 2019-05-01 Approving the Annexation of Lot M within the NW 1/4 of 17-132-76 was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve building permits: #19-13 Jim Weisser–replace window with sliding glass door; #19-14 Alvina Rohrich–install walk-in tub; #19-15 Peace Lutheran Parsonage–replace windows, add egress window; #19-16 Larry Flegel–install fence; #19-17 Herb Keller–install fence; #19-18 Albert & Kathy Masset–install fence, storage shed, cement; #19-19 Rose City for Patriot Fuels-replace sign; #19-20 Indigo
Signworks for Patriot Fuels–replace sign; #19-21 Bruce & Dixie Bosch-build detached garage; #19-22 David Nagel-house demolition and tree stumps removal; #19-23 Michael Schirado-repair retaining wall; #19-24 Nodak Mutual Insurance-replace sign; #19-25 Tad Larson-install deck, shower; #19-27 Rick & Michelle Masset-build garden shed; #19-28 Janel Nelson-concrete slab; #19-29 Monica & Jess Wolff-repair water lines & flooring; #19-30 Cris & Lorlyn Turman-build porch; #19-31 Colby Series 19, LLC-construction of commercial retail building; #19-32 Julie & Darren Tveito-repair patio was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to grant a variance to the fence height, materials and setback from sidewalk requirements to the Emmons County Interagency (Little Lions Daycare) and to approve building permit #19-26 to install a 4ft. high chain-link fence 1 ½ feet from the sidewalk on the southwest side of the property and contingent on approval from the property owner to the north if closer than the required 2 ½ feet from the side yard property line was made by made by Shelly Hauge, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Flood Plain Development Permit #19-03 to Colby Series 19, LLC for new construction of a commercial retail building was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Discussion was held on Applications for Property Tax Exemption received for Parcel 52-6-344 Emmons County Interagency (Little Lions Daycare) and for Parcel 52-9-657 Mike & Kathy Schumacher (Kathy’s Daycare). ND Century Code allows cities to grant exemptions to childcare facilities if used exclusively for childcare and not used as a residence. A motion to approve Applications for Property Tax Exemption on Parcel 52-6-344 and Parcel 52-9-657 was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Voting aye-Shelly Hauge, Dennis Morris; voting nay-Jon Ptacek, Randy Meidinger, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Motion failed 2-3.

A motion to approve a 2-year property tax exemption for Parcel 52-6-344 Emmons County Interagency was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve a 1-year property tax exemption for Parcel 52-9-657 Mike & Kathy Schumacher was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the April 2019 Monthly Financial Report was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The Council reviewed the April 2019 YTD Budget to Actual.

A motion to approve the following payments: Auto Value Parts Stores $431.67; BEK Communications $66.80; BEK Communications $64.14; BEK Communications $0.53; BCBS $471.00; BCBS $471.00; Cash $29.85; City of Bismarck $180.78; Dakota Supply Group $488.92; Emmons County $492.07; Emmons County Record $140.25; Emmons County Record $1,012.06; ECOLAB $187.65; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,963.91; Farmers Union Service Assoc $13,865.00; Fireside Office Solutions $288.20; General Equipment & Supplies $458.78; Joseph Hanson $1,617.50; Joseph Hanson $1,985.00; Interstate Power Systems $2,248.61; IRS $5,715.78; KEM Electric $277.68; KEM Electric $244.16; Melissa Kramer $150.00; Tiffany Kuntz $150.00; LIDC $50.00; Linton Hardware Center $25.19; Linton Hardware Store $59.87; Martin Oil Company $178.60; MDU $3,175.94; ND Dept of Health–-Chemistry $129.47; ND Dept of Health – Microbiology $32.00; ND Dept of Transportation – $2,628.78; ND One Call $8.90; ND PERS $6,876.04; ND PERS $2,582.38; NODAK True Value $207.38; Payroll $14,732.30; Patriot Fuels $213.96; Ramkota Hotel $84.60; Ken Schneider $140.00; Starion Bond Services $1,589,440.90; South Central Regional Water $5,657.05; USPS $205.45; Verizon Wireless $41.42; Waste Management $279.74; Waste Management $1,496.25; Waste Management $761.01 was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

The council reviewed LIDC minutes, Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statement.

Sharon Jangula reported that Steve Bosch had stopped by City Hall that morning and made an offer of $3,000.00 to purchase Parcel 52-19-79-0 (Lot 4, Block 1, Kelsch’s 1st Addition) which adjoins his property to the west. His property is located at 814 1st St. NE. The offer included the payoff of special assessments, legal and recording fees. A motion to accept the offer was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Randy Meidinger. Voting aye-Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randy Meidinger, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch; voting nay-Dennis Morris. Motion passed 4-1.

Lee Prince informed the council Spring Cleanup Days will be May 14th & 15th.

Discussion was held on properties which have not been brought into compliance with the junk and junk vehicle ordinance. The council requested Attorney Hanson send legal notice to the property owners.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

A motion was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned.

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