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APPROVED JUNE 2, 2020 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Tuesday, June 2, 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, Director of Public Works Virgil Hulm, Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch.

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

AJ Tuck, Ulteig Engineering, presented the council with the agreement for design and construction services for development of the East Side Addition. The engineering costs to include project design, bidding services, construction, reimbursable expenses and property subdivision & platting is estimated to be $143,997. The estimated timeline is as follows: July 30, 2020 – engineering design completed; August 3, 2020 – plat information and engineering plan set presented to City Council for approval; August 26, 2020 – construction bid opening; September 21, 2020 – Phase 1 construction begins; November 13, 2020 – Phase 1 construction completed (no paved road surfaces).

After discussion, a motion to approve Work Order #1 of the Master Professional Services Agreement between Ulteig Engineering Services, Inc. and the City of Linton contingent on review and approval by Attorney Hanson was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Kevin Evenson was available to answer questions regarding building permit #20-31 which he submitted for approval at the meeting. The building permit application is to repair and remodel the house located at 228 Spruce Ave E. Discussion was held on a previous building permit Mr. Evenson had received for his property located at 200 Spruce Ave W. Concern was expressed by some council members that the previous building permit may not be completed to satisfaction and both properties should be cleaned up before another building permit was issued.

The council then reviewed the other building permits. Discussion was held on Building permit #20-29 for Mark Payne to build a garage at 417 2nd St. NE. It was mentioned during discussion that this property should also be cleaned up, including hauling out cement piles, before the building permit application is approved.

After further discussion, a motion to approve Building Permits: 20-25 Emmons County Housing–build storage shed; 20-26 Linton Auto Parts–new storage container; 20-27 Bridgette Wilkerson–build storage shed; 20-28 Lily Marx–cement work; 20-30 Cory & Jamel Wald–build fence; 20-32 Mindy & James Coffman–egress windows; 20-33 First Baptist Church Parsonage-build deck was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to table Building Permits 20-31 and 20-29 until the next council meeting was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Jon Ptacek. During the discussion it was pointed out that the properties could be cleaned up prior to the next meeting. After further discussion, Wayne Ehley amended the motion to allow Mayor Imdieke to approve Building Permits 20-31 and 20-29 and determine when the building projects can proceed, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Floodplain Development Permit 20-02 City of Linton–Drainage Ditch Cleanout, culvert Replacement was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the May 4, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Permit Applications: 20-02 St. Anthony Catholic Church for a raffle on 9/20/20; 20-03 American Legion Post #54 for a raffle from 7/31/20 to 6/30/21 was made by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Resolution 2020-06-01 Setting the Auditor Bond Limit at $1,397,213 was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the May 2020 Monthly Financial Report was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the payments was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Linda Schumacher-Kelsch. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried. Ameritas $427.83; Auto Value Parts Stores $99.43; BEK Communications $61.68; Bituminous Paving Inc $12,004.20; Bituminous Paving Inc $1,466.40; BCBS $7,330.90; City of Bismarck $283.52; Chris Roehrich $360.00; Dockter’s Welding & Machine $10.00; Emmons County Record $479.20; Emmons County $40.00; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Fireside Office Solutions $15.70; IRS $4,629.71; Interstate Engineering Inc $35,677.76; Joseph Hanson $577.50; Joseph Hanson $425.00; KEM Electric Cooperative $245.80; Linton Food Center $22.68; Magrum Excavating $4,834.79; Martin Oil $963.14; MDU $2,279.81; ND Dept of Transportation $3,211.04; ND Dept of Transportation $7,442.06; ND Dept of Transportation $7,560.60; ND Health Lab-Microbiology $32.00; ND One Call $13.70; ND PERS $2,573.15; NODAK True Value $50.97; Patriot Fuels $142.79; Payroll $17,624.65; Petty Cash Reimbursement $60.71; Roll-On Tire Center $85.00; Roto-Rooter Sewer Drain $640.00;South Central Regional Water $6,377.50; USPS $202.30; USPS $76.00; Verizon Wireless $26.15; Voices for Lake Oahe $25.00; Wayne McKee $1,800.00; Waste Management $2,163.87; Waste Management $1,898.65.

Sharon Jangula informed the council that Emmons County Public Health has requested use of the Community Center to conduct their monthly footcare maintenance clinic for the months of June and July and possibly longer. She said they will be observing Covid-19 guidelines. After discussion, a motion to allow Emmons County Public Health to use the Community Center for the months of June, July and August free of charge was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve renting the Community Center on June 12, 2020 for a bridal shower, allowing 75% of maximum occupancy was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Sharon Jangula informed the council that the LIDC has been working on a Mainstreet Grant Application to Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council. The grant would be used to help improve storefronts in the downtown business district. The community could be eligible for up to $100,000.

Virgil Hulm informed the council that Emmons County is interested in purchasing a water pump from the City. He said the City had purchased the used pump a few years ago and has since purchased another pump. After discussion, a motion to sell the pump to Emmons County for $2,500 was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

During discussion it was determined the City Council will continue to hold meetings in the Linton Community Center’s larger meeting room. The tables and chairs will be arranged to ensure that social distancing guidelines will be followed.

The City Council Organizational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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

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

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