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The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, November 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, Travis Dockter. Also present: Deputy Auditor Joy Bosch.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

Lillian Dahms addressed the council requesting a variance to the ordinance restricting ownership of dogs to two per dwelling. Ms. Dahms said she recently moved to Linton and owns three dogs. The ordinance does allow the council to approve a special permit to exceed the limit. After discussion, a motion to approve the request allowing three dogs was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Attorney Joseph Hanson arrived as of this time.

Daryl Rohrick addressed the council requesting a reimbursement of $5,470.00 for expenses incurred for the sewer line repairs made at 237 2nd St SE. The council had previously approved cost sharing the expenses. A motion was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Dennis Morris to approve the payment. After the motion there was discussion to table the matter until the next regular meeting to give the City Auditor time to review the request. All voting nay; motion did not carry.

A motion to approve October 5, 2020 City Council Meeting Minutes and October 19, 2020 City Council Special Meeting Minutes was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Building Permits: 20-71 Lillian Dahms–change paneling & flooring, update electrical system; 20-72 Steven Boyle–build fence; 20-73 First Baptist Church–cement work (sidewalk) was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Randall Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the October 2020 Monthly Financial Report was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Approving the YTD Budget to Actual Ending 9/30/2020 was tabled to the December 7, 2020 meeting.

A motion to approve the payments was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Ameritas $549.94; BCBS $8,559.70; Cardmember Service $11.80; Chris Roehrich $2,385.00; ECOLAB $187.65;; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Farmers Union Insurance $32.00; Fireside Office Solutions $48.58; Fireside Office Solutions $164.10; IRS $4,523.68; Jon Richter $175.00; Joseph Hanson $1,297.50; KEM Electric Cooperative $154.88; Martin Oil 1,810.40; MDU $2,186.02; ND League of Cities $175.00; Nathan Lee & Anine Baumgartner $159.01; ND PERS $3,031.61; Payroll $15,918.23; Petty Cash $59.86; R J Sales & Service $130.85; Rough Rider Industries $1,078.00; Sayler Implement $4.70; South Central Regional Water $11,050.00; USPS $191.80; Verizon Wireless $24.92; Waste Management 1,528.63; Waste Management $1,911.38.

Other discussion included potential requirements and restrictions for ownership of certain types of animals and reptiles, installation of sidewalks and property clean-ups.

There was lengthy discussion on the development of the Eighth Street Addition. During discussion it was noted that the bid price will be good for sixty days from the date of bid opening which was September 24, 2020. It was determined to hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm to further discuss the project.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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