City Commission Meeting Minutes November 8, 2021

Washburn City Commission

Official Meeting Minutes

Monday, November 8, 2021

6:30 p.m., City Hall

 

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

Absent: None

President Thomas called the regular commission meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Syverson motioned to approve October 11, 2021, commission meeting minutes. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

Dockter motioned to approve October 25, 2021, special meeting minutes. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

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

Thomas motioned to approve the local raffle permit for TAG. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

Rhonda Johnson, with Washburn Life, was present to ask for permission to have the imposter reindeer for Santa Days. She would also like to have 6th St to 8th St blocked off from 3 PM to roughly 7:30 PM on December 4th. Herdt motioned to allow. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

Johnson also asked if Washburn Life could have their meetings in the conference at the City Hall beginning January of 2022. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at noon. The commission has no issue with that.

Dana with K&D was present to discuss a couple different options for heaters that are not working properly. Herdt motioned to replace the unit heater at the Water Treatment Plant for $1,934.04. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried. One furnace at the Memorial Building has a bad gas valve. Syverson motioned to repair the bad gas valve for $843.36. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried. One of the heaters at the city shop has a bad gas valve as well. Thomas told him to go ahead and just repair that one as well.

Brandt presented a rough draft of changing the personal policy. The commission asked her to get a little more detail and percentage amounts. Will rediscuss at next meeting.

Brandt read the 1st Reading of the new parking ordinance. Dockter recommended changing the wording of #9 so that it was easier to understand. Thomas motioned to accept the first reading. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried. A copy of this ordinance can be found online or by calling the city.

Brandt presented a corrected spreadsheet of the special assessment assistance program showing a total of $4,932.53. Thomas motioned to accept the correction. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

AE2S Update:

The Memorandum of Understanding should be signed by all 3 parties at the end of this week.

River levels are a concern, and they are working with the city to have the corps increase the cfs.

 

Portfolios:

Syverson – concerned about the temp pump sitting out with the low river levels and the temperatures dropping below 20 degrees. Also mentioned the price of chemicals are drastically increasing.

Dockter – nothing

Herdt – nothing

Simon – informed the commission that a vote is coming soon at the county level on wind and solar energy. Yearly evaluations will be done within the next week.

Thomas – have a meeting set up with the corps for Tuesday, the 9th. Dump truck will be ready this week and he will go to pick it up.

Brandt – asked about Christmas decorations.

A Thomas – Lagoon aerator is in. there was an oil mishap but its being taken care of.

 

Thomas motioned to pay the bills but pull the K & D bill for $125 for right now.

1100 Farmers Sec. XX0074

 

-99913 363 WEST RIVER TELEPHONE 639.55
-99912 65 CIRCLE SANITATION 0.00
-99911 250 OTTERTAIL POWER 5068.72
-99910 65 CIRCLE SANITATION 8336.20
89867-89862 PAYROLL 7981.05
-89861 FIT             EFTPS 2416.03
-89860 DENTAL          BCBS 3952.90
-89859 AFLAC DAYCARE   CHELSEY LAZIER 384.62
-89858 Unempl. Insur.  JOB SERVICE NORTH DAKOTA 123.93
-89857 SIT             ND DEPT OF REVENUE 656.38
89856-89851 PAYROLL 7577.16
-89850 AFLAC-FLEX      CHELSEY LAZIER 634.59
-89849 FIT             EFTPS 2261.44
31277 AFLAC ACCIDENT  AFLAC 212.52
31278 AD&D            UNUM 40.68
31279 364 WESTERN FRONTIER INSURANCE 5730.00
31280 393 BENCO EQUIPMENT 1830.35
31281 RETIREMENT      AMERICAN FUNDS 729.48
31282 120 FAMILY DOLLAR 58.85
31283 323 US POSTAL OFFICE 178.22
31284 4 ADAM THOMAS 723.83
31285 6 AE2S 7949.00
31286 11 ARAMARK 405.09
31287 16 AT& T MOBILITY 78.02
31288 29 BHG LEADER NEWS 378.70
31289 65 CIRCLE SANITATION 1276.45
31290 73 COAL CONVERSION COUNTIES 500.00
31291 78 CORE & MAIN LP 2260.39
31292 86 DAKOTA AGRONOMY PARTNERS 360.00
31293 105 DOCS SHOP, INC 603.98
31294 117 ENERBASE COOPERATIVE 464.70
31295 400 ERICA MEADOWS 11.92
31296 123 FARMERS UNION INSURANCE 22553.00
31297 157 HAWKINS 4866.35
31298 168 INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 69.17
31299 399 INTEGRITY ENVIRONMENTAL LLC 34000.00
31300 182 KRAUSES SUPERVALU 4.24
31301 191 LIBERTY BUSINESS SYSTEMS 173.84
31302 204 MCLEAN COUNTY IMPLEMENT LLC 357.95
31303 205 MCLEAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT 13943.52
31304 213 MVTL LAB 25.00
31305 217 ND DEPT HEALTH LAB SERVICES/MICRO 57.00
31306 216 ND DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 103.28
31307 223 ND LEAGUE OF CITIES 30.00
31308 237 NDNA 1360.00
31309 239 NEWMAN SIGNS INC 1663.62
31310 244 NRG TECHNOLGY SERVICES 659.34
31311 248 ONE CALL CONCEPTS 23.75
31312 265 RDO EQUIPMENT 464.97
31313 279 SALHUS SEPTIC PUMPING 300.00
31314 282 SCOTTS HARDWARE 608.83
31315 293 ST. PAUL STAMP WORKS 104.66
31316 308 TITAN MACHINERY 8429.68
31317 338 WAIA 1799.02
31318 348 WASHBURN PARK BOARD 260.00
31319 360 WEBER ELECTRIC INC 207.69

Syverson Seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.

 

Next Meeting December 13th.

 

 

Thomas adjourned the meeting at 7:24 p.m.

 

_____________________                                          _________________________

Chelsey Brandt, Auditor                                             Larry Thomas, President

City of Washburn                                                        City of Washburn