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APPROVED MARCH 2, 2020 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris. Absent: Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Also present: City Attorney Joseph Hanson, City Administrator Sharon Jangula.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

A motion to approve the February 3, 2020 Meeting Minutes was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Building Permit 20-09 Brian & Rhea Flyberg–bathroom remodel; 20-ll Cory & Jamel Wald–update bathroom fixtures & replace flooring; 20-12 Marvin & Jeanette Winterberg–replace siding and windows; and to grant an extension until September 30, 2020 to Jason & Heather Rossow for building permit #19-09 to build a new garage was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Permit Application 20-01 Linton Youth Baseball for a raffle on June 12, 2020 was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the February 2020 Monthly Financial Report was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the following payments: Ameritas $378.63; Auto Value Parts Stores $151.72; BEK Communications $59.85; BCBS $7,330.90; Cardmember Service $61.50; Emmons County Record $206.15; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Ferguson Waterworks $75.60; Fireside Office Solutions $38.00; IRS $4,985.50; Gerald Schatz $275.00; Jack Electric & Trenching $228.72; Joseph Hanson $1,470.00; Interstate Engineering $5,000.00; KEM Electric $295.31; MDU $3,099.39; Michael Todd & Company $83.88; Mosset Welding, LLC $80.00; ND Health Lab-Microbiology $32.00; NDPERS $2,966.02; Patriot Fuels $147.90; Payroll $17,597.28; Riteway Business Forms $551.51; R J Sales & Service $943.60; R&K Equipment, Inc $313.36; Russ Lawler Construction LLC $700.00; Sanitation Products Inc $626.80; South Central Regional Water $5,615.00; USDA Rural Development $64,460.85; USPS $201.60; Waste Management $1,477.84; Waste Management $1,240.60 was made by Shelly Hauge, seconded by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

The council reviewed the LIDC January-December 2019 Profit & Loss Statement, the LIDC Balance Sheets ending 12/30/19 & 1/31/20 and the January 8, 2020 meeting minutes.

At this time, Council Member Linda Schumacher-Kelsch arrived at the meeting.

Sharon Jangula invited the council members to attend the LIDC Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Emmons County Commissioner’s Meeting Room. There will be a video conference presentation pertaining to creative placemaking and community planning with Zach Mannheimer of Alchemy Community Transformations. There will also be discussion on the development of the eastside division for residential properties.

Sharon Jangula updated the council that there is $117,607.24 unexpended grant money remaining for the sewer project. RD has approved utilizing the money to clean out storm sewer drainage ditches, replace culverts and do grading in the area south of Sampson and west of Highway 83. There was discussion that this could help with the problem of ponding water in the area. 2 bids were received to clean out the drainage ditches and replace the culverts. After discussion, a motion to accept the low bid of $40,280.00 from Russ Lawler Construction was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Voting aye: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randy Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Dennis Morris abstained. Motion carried, 5-0-1. Morris wanted more information before making a decision.

Mayor Dan Imdieke informed the council that Lee Prince has resigned as Director of Public Works. He said city public works and maintenance employee Virgil Hulm is willing to take over the position. After discussion, a motion to hire Virgil Hulm as Director of Public Works with a raise of $4.00 per hour effective February 24, 2020 was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on hiring another individual to fill the position being vacated by Virgil. The matter was tabled until the next meeting.

Other discussion was held on tarring the streets and problems with the north lift station and the flow meter at the main lift station.

AJ Tuck, Ulteig Engineering, addressed the council to discuss the development of the eastside division.

The group working on updating the ordinances will meet on March 10th and March 24th at 1:00 pm.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The Tax Equalization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

A motion to adjourn was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Randall Meidinger. Meeting adjourned.

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