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APPROVED JUNE 3, 2019 LINTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randall Meidinger, Dennis Morris. Absent: 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: Katie Desjarlais, Gary Sanders, Aaron Stuckle, Clarence Herz.

A motion to approve the May 6, 2019 Meeting Minutes and May 23, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Emmons County Sheriff Gary Sanders addressed the council on correcting the addresses on properties which do not match their 911 location.

Katie Desjarlais addressed the council requesting a variance to allow a fence to be placed 2 ½ feet from the sidewalk rather than the required 4 feet approved on June 4, 2018. The Desjarlais started construction of the fence recently in an area which was not approved. To prevent further construction of the fence, a cease and desist order was issued to stop construction. Ms. Desjarlais said the fence could not be placed four feet from the sidewalk because of existing trees. After discussion, a motion to the approve the variance was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Clarence Herz addressed the council with questions regarding debt payment, a meeting regarding flooding, putting work out on bids, storage containers, and granting variances to ordinances. Mayor Imdieke responded to the questions.

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 Randall Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Resolutions approving the annexations were approved at the May 6, 2019 meeting. To allow ample time for publication and notice to property owners, the resolutions were amended to move the public hearings from July 1, 2019 to August 5, 2019.

A motion to approve a Resolution Confirming Sale of Real Property – Lot 4, Block 1, Kelsch’s 1st Subdivision to Steve and Jill Bosch was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. An offer from Mr. Bosch to purchase the property was accepted at the May 6, 2019 meeting.

Sharon Jangula reported that Randall Meidinger had requested to purchase city owned Lot 3, Block 12, Hunter’s 1st Addition, south of the property he owns at 215 1st St NE. Mr. Meidinger offered to pay the cost of the original street assessment of $1,745.61 plus all legal and filing fees. After discussion, a motion to approve the request to purchase the lot and to draft a resolution confirming the sale of real property was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Voting aye: Shelly Hauge, Jon Ptacek, Dennis Morris. Randall Meidinger abstained from voting. Motion carried 3-0-1.

A motion to approve building permits: #19-33 Bill & Donna Glas-replace windows, build deck and ramp; #19-34 Linda Schumacher-Kelsch-repair porch roof; #19-35 Ashlee Bosch–replace windows; #19-36 Mike & Kathy Schumacher-replace siding, soffit, and windows; #19-37 Christopher Vargas–replace windows; #19-38 Mark Payne–build attached garage; #19-39 Monica & Jeff Wolff–replace roof with metal; #19-41 James & Rita Widner–build handicap ramp; #19-42 Janelle Ferderer–build fence; #19-44 John DeBoer–build fence; and to grant an extension to September 1, 2019 for approved permit #18-35 Sarah Ohlhauser–build fence was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried

Aaron Stuckle, Linton Farmers Union Insurance, presented the council with an option to switch employee health insurance from the existing insurance through the ND PERS to a Blue Cross Blue Shield policy. A motion to accept the option was made by Randall Meidinger. The motion died for lack of a second. After further discussion, the matter was tabled until the August meeting to allow more time to gather information.

The council was informed that Larry Humann had questioned if property he owns along Maple Ave could be tied into city water and sewer if the property was annexed into the city. There was general consensus that the property could be tied into the city water and sewer and any necessary action can be taken if annexation is considered.

Proposals received from Interstate Engineering and Moore Engineering to complete a FEMA required “No-Rise” Floodway Evaluation (encroachment analysis) were reviewed. After discussion, a motion to accept the lower proposal of $11,500.00 submitted by Interstate Engineering was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Jon Ptacek. Voting aye: Ptacek, Hauge, Morris; voting nay: Randall Meidinger. Motion carried 3-1.

A motion to approve Liquor License Transfer Permits to the Happy Hour Bar for a Beer Booth on Friday, June 7, 2019, for the Dairy & Ag Days Street Dance, and to the County Climate on Friday, June 14, 2019, for the Nokota Horse Conservancy Street Dance was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Permits #19-13 to American Post #54 for a raffle from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, and #19-14 to Asher Sorrels Benefit Fund for a raffle on June 6, 2019 was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Randall Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Resolution 2019-06-01 Setting the Auditor Bond Limit, was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve requests to block off Broadway from Hickory Ave to Maple Ave on June 22, 2019 for the Marauder Fest Event and on June 14, 2019 for the Nokota Horse Conservancy Street Dance was made by Dennis Morris, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the May 2019 Monthly Financial Report was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The Council reviewed the May 2019 YTD Budget to Actual.

A motion to approve the following payments: Auto Value Parts Stores $388.17; Blattner Energy $200.00; Brian Bosch $140.00; Cash $62.76; Char Ketterling $20.00; City of Bismarck $1,801.46; Emmons County Record $550.33; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,963.91; Fireside Office Solutions $218.72; James Nagel $150.00; Jill Holzer $150.00; Joseph Hanson $1,257.50; Joseph Hanson $137.50; Interstate Engineering $922.50; IRS $4,225.96; Linton Food Center $22.69; Martin Oil Company $3,090.64; MDU $3,332.21; Montana-Dakota Utilities Co $218.28; NextEra Energy $50.00; ND Dept of Health – Microbiology $32.00; ND PERS $6,876.04; ND PERS $2,675.77; NODAK True Value $25.22; Payroll $15,297.36; Patriot Fuels $166.73; South Central Regional Water $6,370.00; USPS $205.45; USPS $76.00; Verizon Wireless $74.72; Waste Management $1,743.79; Workforce Safety & Insurance $654.17; and the following sewer project bills contingent on concurrence and approval from USDA RD: Arntson Stewart Wegner PC $6,128.33; Interstate Engineering $14,298.38; KPH, Inc. $88,288.25 was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

The council reviewed the LIDC April 2019 Balance Sheet and minutes from the April 10, 2019 meeting.

Lee Prince presented a price quote from Roll-On Tire Service for front tires on the garbage truck. A motion to accept the quote for the General tires was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Discussion was held on using GovPayNet to accept credit and debit cards as a form of payment for utility bills and other fees. There would be no charge to the City and the customers would pay 2.65% of the utility billing and 4% of other fees to use the service. A motion to move forward with the process was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The council tabled discussion on updating Chapter One of the Ordinances.

The special election for Mayor will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Emmons County Courthouse from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

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

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