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
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.
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.
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|
|-89859||AFLAC DAYCARE CHELSEY LAZIER||384.62|
|-89858||Unempl. Insur. JOB SERVICE NORTH DAKOTA||123.93|
|-89857||SIT ND DEPT OF REVENUE||656.38|
|-89850||AFLAC-FLEX CHELSEY LAZIER||634.59|
|31277||AFLAC ACCIDENT AFLAC||212.52|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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