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AUGUST 3, 2020 APPROVED CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris, Travis Dockter, Shelly Hauge attended via phone. Also present: City Attorney Joseph Hanson, City Administrator Sharon Jangula, Director of Public Works Virgil Hulm, Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

A Public Hearing was held for the proposed CDBG Application for Main Street Improvements. The purpose of the grant is to help improve storefronts in the downtown business section. The grant is a 50/50 match up to a maximum amount of $100,000. The LIDC will provide 10% of the matching funds and the business owner will provide 40% of the matching funds. The city was approved for a $100,000 grant during the preliminary application process to Lewis & Clark Regional Development Council. The final application will be submitted to the state. There was no one present during the public hearing to ask questions or offer comments and no written comments were submitted prior to the hearing. As part of the final application process, the city must approve a resolution declaring the target area as slum or blighted. The target area includes Broadway Street from Walnut Avenue to Aspen Avenue and Hickory Avenue from 1st St NE to 1st St. NW.

A motion to submit a CDBG Application for Main Street Improvements in the amount of $100,000 and to approve the resolution to declare the target area as blighted was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

AJ Tuck, Ulteig Engineering, addressed the council giving an update on the design plans for the development of the east-side addition. A special meeting will be held August 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm to review the final design plans and discuss the project.

A motion to approve the July 7, 2020 City Council Meeting Minutes was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Building Permits: 20-44 Beryl Hood–build fence contingent on approval of fencing material; 20-45 Ronald Ryckman–replace windows; 20-46 Paul & Crystal Quigley-build fence; 20-47 Darren & Julie Tveito–build garage; 20-48 James P. Nagel–replace rain gutters & soffit; 20-49 Keith Petrick–replace siding, windows, and soffit was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Randall Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to deny the request made at the July 6, 2020 council meeting to place ADA curb access at the alley behind the building located at 100 Broadway St. S. and the city repair the curb and apron with the property owner being responsible for the sidewalk repair was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the July 2020 Monthly Financial Report was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the payments was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote, motion carried. Ameritas $511.09; Ameritas $160.96; Auto Value Parts Stores $162.48; Bank of North Dakota $13,250.00; Bank of North Dakota $36,487.50; Bank of North Dakota $6,255.00; BCBS $7,330.90; Dockter’s Welding & Machine $35.00; ECOLAB $187.65; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Farmers Union Insurance $3,133.00; Fireside Office Solutions $183.19; Fireside Office Solutions $213.31; Amanda Grossman $150.00; IRS $4,373.25; Joseph Hanson $1,280.00; Linda Hoff $$150.00; Jack’s Electric & Trenching $212.00; Barbara Jahner $105.32; Jet-Way Multiple Services $2,550.00; John’s Auto Body & Sales $152.96; KEM Electric Cooperative $94.92; Martin Oil Co $1,823.21; Maverick AG $197.50; MDU $2,475.59; Michael Todd & Com. $121.60; ND Dept of Health $145.65; ND League of Cities $30.00; ND One Call $8.45; ND PERS $3,034.61; Patriot Fuels $263.62; Payroll $16,955.48; Quality Asphalt $2,669.00; Quality Asphalt $5,581.35; Quality Asphalt $2,548.80; Quality Asphalt $1,766.25; Rath & Mehrer, P.C. $11,000.00; Rough Rider Industries $1,497.00; Rhonda Ryckman $115.17; Sayler Implement $1,130.97; South Central Regional Water $15,145.00; USPS $193.55; Verizon Wireless $26.62; Waste Management 1,562.94; Waste Management $1,704.01.

The Preliminary Budget was reviewed and discussed.

A motion to increase all garbage rates by $2.00 per month and the cost of the second tote to $5.00 per month was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. The garbage rates have not been increased since 2013; the new rates will go into effect January 1, 2021.

A motion to increase the General Fund levy amount from $164,500 to $175,000 was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve a 3% salary increase for 2021 and to approve the 2021 Preliminary Budgets for the City of Linton, Linton Airport and Harry L Petrie Library was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Jon Ptacek.

Sharon Jangula reported that the city received notification that an application submitted to ND DOT for a sidewalk and ADA curb access project had been approved. The application was submitted in December, 2019 and construction would take place in the year 2022. Emmons County sponsored the application on behalf of the City of Linton. The total cost of the project was estimated to be $295,000 with the city-share of the cost being approximately $110,000. After discussion, there was general consensus to not undertake the project at this time.

Jangula reported that the LIDC had applied for a $25,000 Partners in Planning Grant to assist in the cost of a strategic planning process. Minutes of the May and June LIDC meetings and the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statements ending June 30, 2020 were provided to the council.

Mayor Imdieke provided an update on the storm sewer project taking place on the south side of town.

Special meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

A motion to adjourn was made by Shelly Hauge, second Jon Ptacek. Meeting adjourned.

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