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APPROVED OCTOBER 5, 2020 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Mayor Imdieke opened the floor for the public to address the council.

A citizen addressed the council regarding keeping certain animals within the city. She said the current ordinance and the proposed ordinance prevent keeping some animals that 4-H members currently raise. Discussion was then held on the proposed ordinance prohibiting certain animals within the city. During discussion it was noted that a variance can be granted when requested and approved based on circumstances. A motion to approve the second reading of Ordinance No. 20-9-1 Creating Regulations for Prohibition of Keeping Certain Animals was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge. Voting aye: Randall Meidinger, Shelly Hauge Voting nay: Jon Ptacek, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris, Travis Dockter. Motion failed 4-2.

A Public Hearing was held regarding the 2020 City Budget. There were no written or oral comments from the public.

A motion was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Wayne Ehley to approve and adopt the 2021 Annual Budget and the following tax levies: General-$175,000.00; Emergency-$6,343.00; Cemetery-$5,074.00; JDA-$6,500; Airport-$10,165.00; Library-$10,165.00. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve September 8, 2020 City Council Meeting Minutes was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Permits: 20-4 Voices for Lake Oahe – raffle 5/1/21 and 20-5 Post Prom/Grad Finale Committee – raffle 10/1/20–4/1/21 was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried

A motion to approve Building Permits: 20-63 Jeremiah & Amanda Lund–concrete work; 20-64 Judy Van Beek–replace windows; 20-65 Meagan Wirkus–replace siding & build storage shed; 20-66 Tom Werner–concrete work; 20-67 Donavin L Grenz–replace windows; 20-68 Linton United Methodist Church–bell tower flower bed; 20-69 Judy Van Beek–build garage; 20-70 Erik & Erin Schmidt–build patio; and to approve extension to 6/30/21 for building permit 19-09–Jason Rossow–build garage was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Jon Ptacek. . Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve resolutions to adopt the Emmons County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and to participate in the Emmons County Emergency Management Program and adopt the Emmons County Local Emergency Operations Plan was made by Dennis Morris, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Property Owner Petition for Annexation by Ordinance and to approve the first reading of Ordinance No 2020-10-01 Approving the Annexation of Land as Shown on the Plat for the Eighth Street Addition was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the September 2020 Monthly Financial Report was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the payments was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Auto Value Parts Stores $4.98; Banyon Data Systems $2,055.00; BEK Communications $63.84; BCBS $8,559.70; Cardmember Service $349.00; Chris Roehrich $3,660.00; Chris Roehrich $3,995.00; Clyde Farm Services Inc $10,000.00; Emmons County Hospital District $150.00; Emmons Co Record $483.35; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Ferguson Waterworks $125.19; Fireside Office Solutions $228.92; IRS $4,091.99; Joseph Hanson $1,012.50; Linton Auto Parts $130.35; Linton Floral N More $40.00; Linton Lions Club $50.00; Martin Oil Co $751.64; MDU $2,466.71; ND Dept of Health-Chemistry $251.58; ND Dept of Health-Microbiology $32.00; ND PERS $3,034.61; ND PERS $3,034.61; NODAK True Value $139.97; Office of State Auditor $340.00; Patriot Fuels $177.84; Payroll $15,878.27; Riteway Business Forms $545.93; Sayler Implement $130.68; South Central Regional Water $15,850.00; USDA Rural Development $29,268.86; USDA Rural Development $12,548.41; USPS $240.00; USPS $187.60; Verizon Wireless $24.91; Waste Management 1,939.12; Wells Fargo Corp Trust Service $14,136.25.

Discussion was held on repairs needed to the community center. A motion to approve re-grouting where needed, but not to exceed a cost of $2,000.00 was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Wayne Ehley. Motion carried 6-0.

A special meeting will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm to further discuss the development of Eighth Street Addition and the required documentation for the financing of the project and to hold the second reading of Ordinance No 2020-10-01 Approving the Annexation of Land as Shown on the Plat for the Eighth Street Addition.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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

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