City Commission Meeting Minutes and Video January 10, 2022

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

Absent: None

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.

AE2S Update:

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.

 

Portfolios:

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

-99897 209 MIDCO 88.00
-99896 363 WEST RIVER TELEPHONE 653.44
-99894 207 MDU 1429.67
-99893 250 OTTERTAIL POWER 5403.81
-99892 65 CIRCLE SANITATION 8303.10
-99891 206 MCLEAN ELECTRIC 172.50
-89825 Payroll 8384.71
-89819 AFLAC DAYCARE   CHELSEY LAZIER 384.62
-89818 AFLAC-FLEX      CHELSEY LAZIER 173.07
-89817 FIT             EFTPS 4660.37
-89814 Payroll 9151.07
-89808 FIT             EFTPS 2950.08
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
31371 AD&D            UNUM 40.68
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
31376 11 ARAMARK 400.54
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
31388 157 HAWKINS 5522.42
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
31403 338 WAIA 1955.06
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