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APPROVED MAY 4, 2020 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch, Dennis Morris. Also present: City Administrator Sharon Jangula, City Attorney Joseph Hanson, and Director of Public Works Virgil Hulm. Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch attended via teleconference.

Due to COVID-19, public access to the meeting was provided by teleconference.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Daryl Rohrick addressed the council regarding repairs which were made to the water and sewer service lines at the Florence Rohrick residence on 2nd St. SE. Mr. Rohrick stated that in 2014 during construction of the city’s water main project, the water service line was torn in half. The contractor repaired the torn line, but within a few months they started experiencing sewer trouble which continued through 2019. He said prior to the line being torn, they had not experienced sewer problems.

Mr. Rohrick said in December of 2019 the sewer service line was dug up for repairs, and at that time, it was discovered that the water service line had a substantial leak. He said it is believed the leak was a result of damage done to the line when is was torn in 2014. Based on soil conditions and the mud in the failed sewer line, it appeared as if the water line had been leaking for quite some time which eventually caused the sewer line to fail.

Rohrick said they have spent more than $9,500 to repair the lines and they will need to repair the driveway. Jangula reported that it will cost approximately $5,600 to repair the asphalt. During discussion, it was determined that the total cost to repair the lines, the driveway and the street will be approximately $17,000. A motion the city pay up to $12,000 of the costs for repairs was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Wayne Ehley. Voting aye – Jon Ptacek, Shelly Hauge, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris, Linda Schumacher-Kelsch; voting nay – Randall Meidinger. Motion carried 5-1. Meidinger felt the city should not pay more than 50% of the cost.

A motion to approve the April 7, 2020 Regular and Tax Equalization Meeting Minutes was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. 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 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 for pull tab dispensing and electronic pull tab and at the Grill from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 for raffles was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Building Permits: 20-19 Mercede Christ & Evan Fiebiger–bathroom remodel; 20-20 Bryan & Leslie Tschosik–remodel bedrooms; 20-21 Blaine & Joyce Lemer–cement work; 20-22 Scott Seashore–replace soffits, fascia, and siding; 20-23 Lori Bechtold–new siding & deck; 20-24 Leland Vetter –replace sidewalk was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote. Motion carried.

A motion to approve the April 2020 Monthly Financial Report was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Randall Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the payments was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried. Ameritas $427.83; Auto Value Parts Stores $98.33; BEK Communications 58.87; BCBS $7,330.90; Beastrom Oil Company $150.00; Cardmember Service $216.01; City of Bismarck $933.06; ECOLAB $187.65; Emmons County Record $721.52; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Farmers Union Insurance $13,335.00; Fireside Office Solutions $119.24; Fireside Office Solutions $250.53; IRS $5,176.95; Jacks Electric & Trenching $322.05; Joseph Hanson $907.50; K & H Electric $60.00; K & H Electric $1,050.00; Martin Oil $541.32; MDU $2,828.44; Michael Todd & Company $52.72; ND Health Lab-Chemistry $145.65; ND Health Lab-Microbiology $32.00; ND PERS $2,573.15; ND PERS $2,573.15; Northern Veterinary Service $100.00; Patriot Fuels $212.54; Payroll $17,206.68; Sanitation Products Inc $1,708.54; Sayler Implement Inc $231.49; South Central Regional Water $5,332.50; USPS $203.00; USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services $500.00; USDA Rural Development $76,753.00; Verizon Wireless $11.73; Waste Management $960.14.

Discussion was held on the development of the east-side addition to the city. Jangula reported that the city’s application for a 30-year BND loan at 2% interest had been approved. The city will need to submit documentation that repayment of the loan will be secured by special assessment. However, other funds could be used to make the annual payments.

Mayor Imdieke and Administrator Jangula reported that the project could be split into two phases. Phase 1 would include development of 11 lots at an estimated cost of $600,000. Phase 2 would include the development of 10 lots at an estimated cost of $516,000. The estimated cost does not include pavement or curb & gutter.

Discussion was held on Phase 1 which would include the development of 8th Street and would run from Walnut Avenue to the north side of Spruce Avenue. The annual loan payment would be approximately $27,000 for this phase of the development.

After discussion, a motion to move forward with the development of Phase 1 and the BND loan was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Randall Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Discussion was held on the Bituminous Paving chip seal quote of $13,611 which was accepted at the April 4th meeting contingent on approval from Rural Development. Jangula reported that Rural Development has not yet approved the chip seal project as they are awaiting documentation from the engineer. The quote will need to be accepted and returned to Bituminous Paving to ensure the price and to have the project put on their schedule. A motion to accept the quote was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Linton Community Center. Public access to the meeting will be available by teleconference. The conference telephone number is 701-254-5317 and the Conference ID is 387599.

The next regular meeting will be on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The City Election will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and will be conducted by mail-in ballot only.

A motion to adjourn was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Meeting adjourned.

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