City Commission Minutes – August 9, 2021

Washburn City Commission

Official Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 9, 2021

6:30 p.m., City Hall

 

Members Present: Larry Thomas, Don Simon, Mike Herdt, Kollin Syverson

Absent: None

President Thomas called the regular City Commission meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Syverson motioned to approve July 26, 2021, commission meeting minutes. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

Syverson motioned to approve August 2, 2021, special commission meeting minutes. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

Herdt motioned to approve July financials. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

McLean County States Attorney, Ladd Erickson, was present to give the city an update on the selling of GRE. He is looking for positive leadership for the surrounding cities regarding the sale. The county is reworking there zoning ordinances to allow for some wind energy to come into the county. Rainbow energy, the new owners, have plans to expand the plant and bring in carbon capture. Ladd believes the new owners are very knowledgeable and will bring much of that knowledge into the current plant as well as their upcoming projects.

Riverboat Days committee submitted a local permit. Thomas questioned the total amount of money that would be given away. Herdt motioned to table the permit until they had more information. Thomas seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye.

Mark Lelm had to leave town and was not present.

Lazier presented an updated tree ordinance. Thomas questioned who owns and is responsible for the boulevard trees. Thomas motioned to table this ordinance to clarify some wording. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

Lazier presented the proposed 2022 preliminary budget. There were a couple adjustments that needed to be made that were missed from the special meeting. The commission decided to set aside $25,000 for water membranes and that is to be taken out of the water fund, not the general. The Park Board had also presented a request of $25,000 from the city. The legion has given them a substantial amount of money already. If they are in a complete bind, they could come to the city and request a dollar amount. Thomas motioned to deny the Park Board request of $25,000. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried. The current general fund is at 56 mills, with 4 mills levied each for the library and airport, and 1 mill for the deficiency bring the total mills levied to 65 mills. Syverson motioned to accept the 2022 preliminary budget. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

Thomas motioned to set the 2022 public budget hearing date on September 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

AE2S Update:

Drainage Improvement Survey

Street Improvements

FEMA Grant Funding

 

Portfolios:

Syverson-New fueling system at the airport is up and running.

Herdt-Librarian has been hired

Simon-Nothing

Thomas-Loader has arrived. Tree dump is back open. He would like to put an ad in the paper to demolish the green building.

Lazier-Nothing

A.Thomas-Nothing

 

Syverson motioned to pay the bills.

 

1100 Farmers Sec. XX0074

-99933      CIRCLE SANITATION 8309.55
-99932     OTTERTAIL POWER 6323.53
ACH Payroll 9491.63
-89917 FIT             EFTPS 2841.24
-89916 DENTAL          BCBS 3952.90
-89915 SIT             ND DEPT OF REVENUE 622.10
-89914 Unempl. Insur.  JOB SERVICE NORTH DAKOTA 223.69
-89913 SIT             ND DEPT OF REVENUE 143.62
ACH Payroll 8766.97
-89900 FIT             EFTPS 2593.49
31163 AD&D            UNUM 40.68
31164 RETIREMENT      AMERICAN FUNDS 597.28
31165 AFLAC DAYCARE   CHELSEY LAZIER 384.62
31166 AFLAC ACCIDENT  AFLAC 212.52
31167 US POSTAL OFFICE 156.76
31168 AE2S 4095.20
31169 ARAMARK 357.92
31170 AT& T MOBILITY 51.06
31171 BHG LEADER NEWS 921.32
31172 CARDMEMBER SERVICES 485.18
31173 D & E SUPPLY 3500.00
31174 DACOTAH PAPER COMPANY 67.22
31175 DIRTY DEEDS EXCAVATING 665.00
31176 DOCS SHOP, INC 166.00
31177 ENERBASE COOPERATIVE 690.32
31178 HAWKINS 4873.24
31179 HELPER GUY 167.69
31180 INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 32.44
31181 LEVEY’S PLUMBING, HEATING, & AIR 130.00
31182 LIBERTY BUSINESS SYSTEMS 86.92
31183 MCLEAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT 13943.52
31184 MVTL LAB 25.00
31185 ND DEPT HEALTH LAB SERVICES/MICRO 41.00
31186 ND DEPT OF HEALTH – CHEMISTRY LAB 97.98
31187 NRG TECHNOLGY SERVICES 659.34
31188 ODAY EQUPIMENT 443.35
31189 ONE CALL CONCEPTS 19.20
31190 SALHUS SEPTIC PUMPING 300.00
31191 SCOTTS HARDWARE 645.18
31192 SENSUS USA INC. 1776.01
31193 VALLI INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC 100.35
31194 WAIA 1427.65

 

 Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

 

Thomas adjourned the meeting at 7:22 p.m.

 

_____________________                                          _________________________

Chelsey Lazier, Auditor                                              Larry Thomas, President

City of Washburn                                                        City of Washburn