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APPROVED NOVEMBER 4, 2019 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Absent: Shelly Hauge. 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.

Rory Humann addressed the council regarding cars which are parked in the boulevard area of the street creating a problem for the city crew to adequately remove snow from the street. During discussion it was noted that the cars belong to a business in the commercial area. After further discussion, a motion was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Dennis Morris to ask the business owner to remove the cars from the street and boulevard over the winter months. Voting aye: Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Voting nay: Jon Ptacek. Motion carried 4-1.

A motion to approve the October 7, 2019 Meeting Minutes was made by Jon Ptacek and seconded by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Discussion was held on a request from Clarence Herz to purchase parcel 52-1-125 (Lot 6, Block 3, Original Town) and 8th Street adjoining the lot. The property is located in the floodway and during discussion it was noted that the city was advised by emergency management to retain ownership of property located in the floodway. After discussion, a motion that the city not sell any property located in the floodway until further notice was made by Randall Meidinger and seconded by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve building permits: #19-73 Clayton Pearce–build deck; #19-74 James & Tina Gartner–kitchen remodel; #19-75 Tana Werner–kitchen remodel & change headers; #19-76 Tony & Viola Kuntz–replace windows was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch and seconded by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Permit Application #19-17 Linton Senior Citizens for a raffle, 1/1/20 – 1/1/21 was made by Dennis Morris and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve a Liquor License Transfer Permit to the Happy Hour Bar to the Emmons County Auditorium for the American Legion Veteran’s Day Supper on November 11, 2019 was made by Randall Meidinger and seconded by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

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

The Council reviewed the October 2019 YTD Budget to Actual.

A motion to approve the following payments: Ameritas $472.83; Auto Value Parts Stores $772.33; BEK Communications $66.75; Blue Cross Blue Shield ND $7,330.90; Blue Cross Blue Shield ND $7,330.90; Cardmember Service $5.05; Cheryl Grossman $150.00; Emmons County Record $369.40; ECOLAB $187.65; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,963.91; Herb Walther $256.78; IRS $5,138.14; Ferguson Waterworks $40.15; Fireside Office Solutions $37.33; Fireside Office Solutions $169.11; Francis Lawler $100.00; General Equipment & Supplies $3,696.78; Jack’s Electric & Trenching $62,969.75; Jack’s Electric & Trenching $6,233.52; James Klein $150.00; Jessica Schlosser S150.00; Joseph Hanson $2,067.50; Linton Food Center $4.99; Linton Hardware Store $17.91; Linton Plumbing $120.00; Martin Oil Co $40.00; Maverick Ag $300.00; MDU $367.82; MDU $1,838.68; Municipal Government Academy $30.00; ND Dept of Health–Chemistry $264.81; NDPERS $2,582.38; Payroll $16,505.35; Patriot Fuels $135.62; Radisson Hotel Bismarck $169.20; Rough Rider Industries $1,695.50; South Central Regional Water $6,595.40; USPS $202.65; Verizon Wireless $75.47; Waste Management $619.30 was made by Wayne Ehley and seconded by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

The council reviewed the LIDC September Balance Sheet and minutes from the September 11, 2019 meeting.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

A motion to adjourn was made by Randall Meidinger and seconded by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Meeting adjourned.

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