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APPROVED OCTOBER 7, 2019 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, 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.

Mayor Imdieke opened the floor for the public to address the council.

John Mallum addressed the council on plans to repair sidewalks around the post office. Mr. Mallum also informed the council that the American Legion will no longer put up flags around the city for the 4th of July. After discussion, it was determined the American Legion will donate flags to the city and city staff will hang the flags. The flags will remain hanging for approximately a week. The legion will continue to place flags at the cemetery

A motion to approve the September 3, 2019 Meeting Minutes was made by Shelly Hauge and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the Second Reading of Ordinance No. 19-09-01 Granting to Montana Dakota Utilities Co the Franchise and Right to Construct, Maintain and Operate an Electric Distribution System was made by Randall Meidinger and seconded by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve building permits: #19-66 Kasper Jacob–metal roof; #19-67 Blaine Lemer–replace siding and windows on garage; #19-68 Curtis Rud Oil–install new signs, remodel interior; #19-69 Antoinette Senger–build storage shed; #19-70 LeeAtta Horner–build greenhouse, contingent on enclosing the bottom structure of the greenhouse; #19-71 Bernice Schumacher–reshingle storage shed; #19-72 Linton USPS–replace sidewalk, and cement boulevard contingent on completion of paperwork to be compliant with Ordinance No. 10-10-1 was made by Wayne Ehley and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Voting aye: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Voting nay: Dennis Morris. Motion carried 5-1.

A motion to approve Gaming Permit Applications: #19-15 Linton Fire Department, raffle on 10/31/19; #19-16 Voices for Lake Oahe, raffle on 5/2/20 was made by Shelly Hauge and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve an on sale only Retail Beer License for Peggy A. Herz doing business as Spring Creek Coffee was made by Shelly Hauge and seconded by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Sharon Jangula reported that she was informed due to the weather forecast, the Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off will be moved from the McCrory parking lot to the Emmons County Auditorium. A motion to amend the approved Liquor License Transfer Permit changing the location of the event to the Emmons County Auditorium was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the September 2019 Monthly Financial Report was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A Public Hearing was held regarding the 2020 City Budget. There were no written or oral comments from the public.

A motion was made by Randall Meidinger and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch to approve the 2020 Annual Budget and certify the following tax levies: General-$164,500.00; Emergency-$6,000.00; Cemetery-$4,920.00; JDA-$6,500; Airport-$10,000.00; Library-$10,000.00. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The Council reviewed the September 2019 YTD Budget to Actual.

A motion to approve the following payments: Ameritas $472.83; Ameritas $472.83; Auto Value Parts Stores $301.28; Banyon Data Systems $2,055.00; BEK communications $64.31; BEK communications $62.08; Blue Cross Blue Shield ND $7,330.90; Cash $$45.81; City of Bismarck $469.66; City of Bismarck $909.42; Edling Electric $750.00; Emmons County Record $462.04; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,963.91; EC Sheriffs Dept $1,000.00; Joseph Hanson $1,985.00; IRS $4,467.99; Interstate Engineering Inc $205.00; KEM Electric Cooperative $96.66; KEM Electric Cooperative $97.38; Larson Grain Company $132.00; Linton Hardware Store $23.83; Linton Hardware Store $50.26; Linton Lions Club $50.00; Magrum Excavating $2,872.74; Martin Oil Co $71.60; Martin Oil Co $2,605.99; Michael Todd & Co $26.83; MDU $1,323.37; ND Dept of Health – Chemistry $383.97; ND Dept of Health – Microbiology $32.00; ND Dept of Health – Microbiology $32.00; ND League of Cities $250.00; ND One Call Inc. $7.80; ND One Call Inc. $7.15; NDPERS $2,582.33; Nodak True Value $193.10; Nodak True Value $15.98; PFM Financial Advisors LLC $350.00; Payroll $16,094.36; Patriot Fuels $330.11; Quality Asphalt Inc $1,080.00; Quality Asphalt Inc $950.00; Quality Asphalt Inc $2,600.00; Rough Rider Industries $798.00; Sanitation Products Inc $82.00; Sanitation Products Inc $44.68; Sayler Implement $155.28; Security State Bank $21,151.03; South Central Regional Water $13,060.95; Trevor Kleineschay $103.71; Twin City Roofing $452.00; USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services $500.00; USDA Rural Development $12,781.16; USPS $204.75; USPS $235.00; Verizon Wireless $75.39; Waste Management $2,092.99; Waste Management $1,129.09; Waste Management $1,540.89; Wells Fargo Bank $750.00; Wells Fargo Corp Trust Ser $16,286.25; and the following sewer project bills contingent on concurrence and approval from USDA RD: Nodak True Value $31.96; Quality Asphalt Inc $900.00 was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

The council reviewed the LIDC August 2019 Balance Sheet and minutes from the August 14, 2019 meeting.

Jon Ptacek, who serves as the City’s Forester, reported that a tree inspection was done by a community forestry specialist with NDSU Forest Service and a number of trees need to be taken down due to Dutch Elm disease or because the trees create a public safety hazard. He said the city needs to take down 6 trees located on city property and there are approximately a dozen trees that need to be removed by citizens. Notices will be sent to the property owners who need to remove the trees.

Discussion was held on a complaint pertaining to the dumping of grass clippings on city property. The city requested assistance from the local NRCS office in the matter. The request was forwarded onto the state office which will do an onsite inspection. The city will wait for a report from the state before coming to a final decision on the matter.

Discussion was held on different meetings which have taken place with the Emmons County Water Resource Board (ECWB), the State Water Commission (SWC) and FEMA. Some things noted from the meetings: The City has engaged Interstate Engineering to determine possible solutions to resolve the ponding issue south of Sampson Ave. and west of Highway 83. The ECWB is working on a project to clean out the Beaver Creek channel from the bridge west of the golf course through Seeman Park. Cost-sharing the projects has been discussed. It was recommended the city retain ownership of any city-owned property located within the floodway. FEMA and the SWC must approve any variances to the floodplain ordinance. Some floodplain violations have been resolved and the city continues to work with FEMA and the SWC on resolving any outstanding violations.

Lee Prince presented the council with quotes for a pulse jet de-icer for thawing frozen water and sewer service. After discussion, a motion was made by Dennis Morris and seconded by Jon Ptacek to purchase the machine and extra reel at a price of $4,091.43 plus freight. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Lee Prince presented a quote from Midco Diving and Marine Services, Inc to clean and inspect the water towers at a cost of $2,499.00 plus $100.00 – $200.00 for the written reports. He said the state recommends the tanks be inspected and cleaned every three years. After discussion, a motion was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Wayne Ehley to approve the quote and schedule the work. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried.

Discussion was held on replacing Dan Imdieke as Council President and as the Council Representative on the Committees he served. A motion to appoint Dennis Morris as President of the Council was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Wayne Ehley. Motion Carried 4-1-1. Shelly Hauge voted nay and Dennis Morris abstained.
Dennis Morris was serving as Vice President of the Council. A motion to appoint Shelly Hauge as Vice President of the Council was made by Wayne Ehley and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Motion carried 5-0-1. Shelly Hauge abstained.

A motion to appoint Wayne Ehley to replace Dan Imdieke on the Garbage, Buildings & Community Center, Cemetery, and Board of Health Committees was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Motion carried 5-0-1. Wayne Ehley abstained.

It was noted that garbage pickup will switch from the alleys to the streets on November 4th.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

A motion to adjourn was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Shelly Hauge. Meeting adjourned.

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