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APPROVED FEBRUARY 1, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Daniel Imdieke on Monday, February 1, 2021 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.

A motion to approve the January 4, 2021 Council Meeting Minutes was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve Gaming Permit Application 21-01 Linton Public School for bingo from 1/1/2021 –
4/1/2021 was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Jess Wolff addressed the council regarding his building permit application to build an 80′ x 35′ detached garage on the vacant lot he owns next to his house. He said the garage will stay in line with the front of the house excluding the porch area. The alley will be used as the main entrance to the garage which will eliminate the need to cut in a driveway on the street frontage. He said the garage will be located within the required setbacks on the side lot and alley. After discussion, a motion to Approve Building Permit 21-06 Jess Wolff to build a garage was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Travis Dockter. Voting aye: Jon Ptacek, Randall Meidinger, Wayne Ehley, Dennis Morris, Travis Dockter. Voting nay: Shelly Hauge. Motion carried 5-1.

A motion to approve Building Permits: 21-03 Anna Nolz–install walk-in shower, replace flooring; 21-04 Tammi Schuetz–remodel bathroom; 21-05 Aldora Roehrich–install fence; 21-07 Linton Dental Center–remodel break room was made Randall Meidinger, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

Discussion was held on Aldora Roehrich’s request to purchase city-owned Lot 11 which is located west of the property she currently owns. The city owned property consists of Lots 10 & 11 and is a total of 100′ x 150′. During discussion, it was noted that the water and sewer service lines to the property are located on Lot 11; there seemed to be general consensus to keep the parcel intact rather than splitting it. After further discussion, a motion to sell Lots 10 & 11, Block 6, Petrie’s Addition to Aldora Roehrich for the original special assessments amount of $3,740.59 plus legal and filing fees was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve 8th St. Addition Change Order 1 for a net decrease of $34,810.97 in the contract price with a substantial completion date of August 15, 2021 and final completion date of September 17, 2021 was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Randall Meidinger. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the Financing Resolution for Street Improvement District No. 2020-1 (8th Street Addition) was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Shelly Hauge. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the Notice to Proceed with the 8th Street Addition project was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Dennis Morris. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

The 2020 Budget to Actual was reviewed. A motion was made by Wayne Ehley, second by Shelly Hauge to approve the 2020 Budget to Actual and the 2020 Budget Amendments. Unanimous aye vote. The budget amendments included an overall increase in revenues of $273,999.75 and an overall increase in expenses of $90,775.40. Funds with increased expenditures were as follows: City Sales Tax $47,502.36; JDA $461.66; Sewer Project $117,189.38; 8th St. Addition 71,595.99.

A motion to approve the 2020 Annual Financial Report by Funds was made by Jon Ptacek, second by Travis Dockter. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the January 2021 Monthly Financial Report was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Wayne Ehley. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried.

A motion to approve the payments was made by Randall Meidinger, second by Jon Ptacek. Unanimous aye vote; motion carried. Ameritas $549.94; Auto Value Parts Store $29.58; Bank of North Dakota $1,230.00; Bank of North Dakota $2,085.00; BEK Communications $61.42; BCBS $8,559.70; Cardmember Service $147.09; Cindy Ohlhauser $54.50; City of Bismarck $334.23; ECOLAB $187.65; EC Sheriffs Dept $3,333.33; Electric Pump $6,227.43; Emmons County Record $129.05; Fireside Office Solutions $82.89; IRS $4,826.35; Jack’s Electric & Trenching $687.84; Joseph Hanson $1,225.00; KEM Electric Cooperative $227.14; Linton Auto Parts $232.33; MDU $159.93; MDU $3,136.96; ND One Call Inc $1.85; ND Health Lab-Microbiology $32.00; ND League of Cities $210.00; ND PERS $3,140.36; NODAK True Value $67.62; Patriot Fuels $150.57; Payroll $16,811.05; Pro Forms $65.60; R J Sales & Service $274.50; Sanitation Products $2,225.57; Sayler Implement 121.26; South Central Regional Water $6,390.00; USPS $193.68; Verizon Wireless 24.95; Waste Management $1,615.15.

The council was informed of a citizen’s sewer service line which was cut and repaired by the contractor during the water project in 2014. The line recently failed at the site of repair. The city has contacted the contractor, engineer and insurance company regarding the matter.

Other discussion was held on the previous sale of a city-owned lot, 8th Street Addition including marketing and closing of the Jahner Landfill.

The committee working on updating ordinances will meet on Tuesday, February 9th at 5:00 pm.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

A motion to adjourn was made by Shelly Hauge, second by Wayne Ehley. Meeting adjourned.

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