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APPROVED DECEMBER 7, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Upon roll call, the following council members were present: Jon Ptacek, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris, Travis Dockter. Absent: Shelly Hauge. 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.

A motion to approve November 2, 2020 City Council Meeting Minutes and November 17, 2020 City Council Special Meeting Minutes was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Building Permits: 20-74 Shelly Hauge–remodel bathroom, 20-75 Janel Nelson–cement work (driveway, sidewalk, apron); 20-76 Teresa McCormick–build fence was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the November 2020 Monthly Financial Report was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The 2020 Budget to Actual was reviewed. A motion to approve the YTD Budget to Actual Ending 11/30/2020 was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve $250,000.00 transfer of funds to the 8th Street Addition Fund as follows: General $75,000.00; City Sales Tax $75,000.00; Water Fund $50,000.00; Street Lights $10,000.00; Sewer City Sales Tax Fund $20,000.00, Water City Sales Tax Fund $20.000.00 was made by J. Ptacek, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Kathy Schumacher addressed the Council requesting a property tax exemption for the year 2021 on Parcel 52-9-657 for Kathy’s Daycare. After discussion, a motion to grant a one-year exemption was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Dennis Morris. Voting aye: Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris. Voting nay: Jon Ptacek, Travis Dockter, Randy Meidinger. Motion failed 2-3.

A motion to approve the payments was made by Randy Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Al Mosset $150.00; Auto Value Parts Store $9.99; Ameritas $549.94; Ameritas $549.94; BEK Communications $61.34; BEK Communications $61.43; Banyon Data Systems $1,590.00; BCBS $8,559.70; Cardmember Service $69.00; D & E Supply Co. Inc. $323.23; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Emily Moore $85.19; Emmons County $70.00; Emmons Co Record $330.65; Emmons Co Record $241.55; Fireside Office Solutions $1,200.00; IRS $6,270.53; Jeremy Haid $1,500.00; Joseph Hanson $380.00; Joseph Hanson $1,560.00; Interstate Power Systems $1,220.73; KEM Electric Cooperative $189.73; KEM Electric Cooperative $208.90; Levi Bernhardt $1,384.50; Linton Auto Parts $128.91; Linton Auto Parts $48.24; MIDCO Diving & Marine $2,899.00; MDU $2,496.82; ND Health Lab-Microbiology $32.00; ND One Call $7.60; ND One Call $3.15; ND One Call $7.15; ND Dept of Transportation-Motor Vehicle Division $20.00; NODAK True Value $231.65; NODAK True Value $20.87; ND PERS $4,551.92; Payroll $34,357.27; Patriot Fuels $145.02; Patriot Fuels $105.54; Quality Flow Systems $450.00; Sayler Implement $256.65; Sayler Implement $213.25; South Central Regional Water $6,997.50; Ulteig Engineering Inc. $60,410.99; USPS $221.20; Verizon Wireless $24.92; Waste Management $1,635.83; Waste Management $1,279.88, Waste Management $1,155.28. The Council also approved to purchase a printer/copier for approximately $5,500.00 as a replacement for the current printer/copier which is approximately 10 years old and repair parts are becoming difficult to find.

Daryl Rohrick addressed the council regarding reimbursement for expenses incurred for the sewer and water line repairs made at 237 2nd St SE. After discussion, a motion to approve payment was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Dennis Morris. Voting aye: Jon Ptacek, Travis Dockter, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris. Voting nay: Randall Meidinger. Motion carried 4-1.

Sharon Jangula informed the council that an inquiry was made about the Sidewalk Program which was made available to residents in 2017. The city financed the cost of sidewalk repairs/replacement with an interest free loan payable over 36 months. The inquiry was for the replacement of a sidewalk at a cost of $1,750. There was general consensus to continue with the program and finance the cost to replace the sidewalk.

There was discussion on placing security cameras on Main Street. No action was taken and the matter was tabled to obtain more information.

A motion to transfer $546.33 from the cemetery fund to the emergency fund to correct a mis-posting of the July 2019 property tax distribution was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The committee to work on updating City Ordinances will meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

A motion to adjourn was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Randy Meidinger. Meeting adjourned.

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