Washburn City Commission
Official Meeting Minutes
Monday, January 10, 2022
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.
Thomas noted a change to the meeting minutes from December 12th. Dockter motioned to approve December 12, 2021, commission meeting minutes. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Herdt motioned to approve December 27, 2021, special meeting minutes. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Brandt went through a couple funds with the commissioners about their balances. Syverson motioned to approve December financials. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas brought up commercial dumping during city clean up week. In the past, it has typically only been for residential accounts. Scott’s Hardware asked for permission to utilize the roll-offs during clean up week in May of 2020 to dispose of their appliances. The commission granted permission then, stating they would address it at a later date. In the past, other businesses have been turned away. Dockter motioned to not allow any commercial dumping during clean up week. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye.
Thomas motioned to accept the Municipal Judge Annual Report for 2021. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Herdt motioned to waive the MH Rental Fee for Washburn Life to hold their annual Taste of Washburn event there. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas informed the commission that there were three trees that needed to be cut down before final payment would be made to Doug Price for the purchase of his land for the new water intake site. Thomas motioned to authorize final payment, $67,500 for the land and $2,000 for cutting down the trees to Price. Dockter seconded. The construction easement has been signed. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
The state is implementing a new back flow ordinance to protect the public water system from contaminants or pollutants to all commercial buildings. The first step would be to determine the cities legal authority and start working on an ordinance.
Thomas motioned to authorize a single commissioner’s spending limit up to $1,500 for discretionary spending. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Simon motioned to hire Zachary Bredlow for $23 an hour, starting on January 24th. He will move to Washburn within the year. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas presented a rough draft of a snow ordinance. It will be reviewed and updated.
Blue Flint is paying for land purchase and tree removal. McLean-Sheridan is paying for the survey.
FEMA went through a change of leadership so still waiting to hear on the grant extension.
Syverson – Setting up a meeting with Mclean Sheridan to discuss increasing water rates. Made a reminder to keep the gate heated at the Water Treatment Plant so that it can be secured at all times.
Dockter – Tickets are being issued under the new parking ordinance.
Herdt – The Lions would like to put a TV and sound bar in the basement of the Memorial Hall. Still working on getting the cleaning machine working for the gym floor. Tunnel is blown in and would like it addressed.
Simon – Would like to have a letter of accommodation written up for Adam’s file.
Thomas – reminder for shop employees to be working on their class B license. Found a tar machine in Minot.
Brandt – Asked about snow piles that haven’t been removed. Can’t do much without an ordinance.
A Thomas – There was a sewer backup over the weekend. Reminder not to dump grease down drains.
Syverson motioned to pay the bills.
1100 Farmers Sec. XX0074
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|-99893||250 OTTERTAIL POWER||5403.81|
|-99892||65 CIRCLE SANITATION||8303.10|
|-99891||206 MCLEAN ELECTRIC||172.50|
|-89819||AFLAC DAYCARE CHELSEY LAZIER||384.62|
|-89818||AFLAC-FLEX CHELSEY LAZIER||173.07|
|31364||93 DAKOTA WEST CREDIT UNION||550.00|
|31365||65 Timothy Dockter||415.57|
|31366||61 Michael J Herdt||1575.86|
|31367||11 Lauren L Hunze||918.85|
|31368||62 Donald T Simon||1572.83|
|31369||63 Kollin D Syverson||1575.86|
|31370||64 Larry A Thomas||2201.58|
|31372||RETIREMENT AMERICAN FUNDS||729.48|
|31373||AFLAC ACCIDENT AFLAC||212.52|
|31374||323 US POSTAL OFFICE||523.54|
|31375||96 DANA BRANDT-K&D SERVICES||125.00|
|31377||16 AT& T MOBILITY||76.96|
|31378||29 BHG LEADER NEWS||26.42|
|31379||30 BLACK MOUNTAIN SOFTWARE||8647.00|
|31380||51 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY||100.00|
|31381||54 CARDMEMBER SERVICES||91.28|
|31382||65 CIRCLE SANITATION||790.00|
|31383||370 COLLIERS SECURITIES LLC||500.00|
|31384||78 CORE & MAIN LP||2570.00|
|31385||102 DIRTY DEEDS EXCAVATING||9459.96|
|31386||106 DOUG & MARLENE PRICE||69500.00|
|31387||405 FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS INC||259.85|
|31389||168 INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS||33.66|
|31390||204 MCLEAN COUNTY IMPLEMENT LLC||159.40|
|31391||205 MCLEAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT||14501.26|
|31392||201 MCLEAN COUNTY TREASURER||34638.04|
|31393||404 MIDWEST DOORS||2338.70|
|31394||217 ND DEPT HEALTH LAB SERVICES/MICRO||80.00|
|31395||216 ND DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY||267.47|
|31396||244 NRG TECHNOLGY SERVICES||659.34|
|31397||265 RDO EQUIPMENT||70.47|
|31398||378 ROCKY MOUNTAIN PRINT SOLUTIONS, I||93.62|
|31399||282 SCOTTS HARDWARE||946.35|
|31401||381 VALLI INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC||100.41|
|31402||337 WAGON WHEEL LUMBER||384.92|
|31404||360 WEBER ELECTRIC INC||52.06|
Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Next Meeting February 7th, 2022.
Thomas adjourned the meeting at 7:42 p.m.
Chelsey Brandt, Auditor Larry Thomas, President
City of Washburn City of Washburn