rn City Commission
Official Meeting Minutes
Monday, March 14, 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.
Syverson motioned to approve February 7, 2022 commission meeting minutes. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Dockter motioned to approve February 28, 2022 special meeting minutes. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas motioned to approve the end of year financials for 2021. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Syverson motioned to approve January financials. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Dockter motioned to approve a local permit for River Riders. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Mac Beaudry was present to request a waiver of fees for the Memorial Hall to host the Honor Banquet. Thomas motioned to waive the rental fees. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Dana Brandt was present to discuss the invoice he received for repairing the water line in front of K&D Services. When it was dug up it was determined that the water was leaking on both sides of the curb stop. Syverson motioned to split half the cost and they will also pay half of the concrete expense. Doctor seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Ladd Erickson was present to give an update on the Golf Course. Business is increasing and things are turning around.
Bill Pedersen with Apex Clean Energy was present to give an update on the wind tower project. This project will include a 400-megawatt wind farm with 120 turbines. If they get enough landowners to participate, construction will begin in 2024 with operations beginning in 2025. They do have an office in the red plaza building to answer any questions.
Emmy Barnick was present to discuss having kids in the bar and if it would be acceptable to host prom couples for dinner. Century code states that kids under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The city cannot give permission that violates state law.
The American Legion is working on updating the Memorial Hall basement kitchen and dining area. Discussion was had on the renovations.
Dockter motioned to approve the planning and zoning variance recommendation for Richard Perkerewicz. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried. A building permit will not be issued until the property that he received a letter on last fall is cleaned up.
Thomas motioned to increase McLean Sheridan Water rate to .005/gallon, effective the March water billing. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas motioned to forego the second reading of Ordinance #157 on backflow prevention. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried. Thomas motioned to approve second and final passage of Ordinance #157. Dockter seconded. Discussion had. Syverson-nay, Dockter-aye, Herdt-aye, Simon-aye, Thomas-aye. Motion carried.
Brandt read the 1st reading of the Tree Ordinance #156. Trees already planted are grandfathered in. Dockter motioned to accept the 1st reading. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Brandt read the 1st reading of the Snow Ordinance #158. Simon motioned to accept the first reading. Syverson seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Liquor Ordinance #139 has one word changing from February to January. License renewal checks will not have to be held until after February 1st to be deposited anymore. They can be deposited after January 1st. Thomas motioned to accept this change. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Brandt did a demo on a living local app and sent the recording out to all the commissioners. It will be a universal app that everyone can download and be used for city updates, school updates, etc. The first two years are free and $750 annually after that. Dockter motioned to try the app with the option of backing out after the free trial. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Dockter and Thomas met with the forestry board. There are currently 19 plantings along the highway but there are a few that could possibly be eliminated. As a trial, the city workers will help maintain them this summer. Dockter will have more information next month.
Thomas motioned to advertise for a new public works employee. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Dockter motioned to advertise for summer help starting at $16/hour. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Intake Project-Pre-commission meeting March 17th and SWC meeting April 12th for FEMA funding. Finals plans and acquiring permits are being done for the intake. 90% design review meeting will be held in April.
New WTP-geotechnical field work is complete. Temporary water service to Blue Flint is scheduled to begin October 1st.
Street & Utility Project-Possible residential and commercial expansion was discussed. There are different options to develop the area. City will have to decide if they want to pursue this project and how.
Syverson – Thomas motioned to purchase a security router for the WTP for $5500. There were some cyber issues. Dockter seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried. Some issues with valve actuators at WTP. Looking at new ones.
Dockter – nothing
Herdt – nothing
Thomas – looking at different options for a utility vehicle.
Brandt – asked to look at different options for a city credit card. Explained that propping the door at the MH is causing the doors to not latch and lock property at night. Asked if anyone renting the hall could please stop doing this.
Dockter motioned to pay the bills.
-99884 209 MIDCO 88.00
-89789 FIT EFTPS 3277.15
-89788 Payroll 10464.00
-89781 FIT EFTPS 3106.83
-89780 AFLAC DAYCARE CHELSEY LAZIER 384.62
-89779 AFLAC-FLEX CHELSEY LAZIER 230.76
-89774 DENTAL BCBS 4437.20
-89773 Payroll 11074.99
-89765 FIT EFTPS 3392.21
31409 11 ARAMARK 446.14
31410 16 AT& T MOBILITY 102.70
31411 29 BHG LEADER NEWS 574.00
31412 34 BOBCAT OF MANDAN 199.09
31413 54 CARDMEMBER SERVICES 862.84
31414 82 D & E SUPPLY 934.88
31415 117 ENERBASE COOPERATIVE 1647.65
31416 123 FARMERS UNION INSURANCE 737.00
31417 377 FRONTIER PRECISION, INC 1650.00
31418 157 HAWKINS 3048.41
31419 407 I STATE TRUCK CENTER 114.83
31420 167 INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT COMPANY 154.40
31421 168 INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 98.89
31422 191 LIBERTY BUSINESS SYSTEMS 173.84
31423 194 LINDELL LAW OFFICE 830.00
31424 204 MCLEAN COUNTY IMPLEMENT LLC 142.14
31425 205 MCLEAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT 14501.26
31426 213 MVTL LAB 25.00
31427 217 ND DEPT HEALTH LAB SERVICES/MICRO 32.00
31428 235 ND WORKFORCE SAFETY 2948.13
31429 239 NEWMAN SIGNS INC 92.16
31430 244 NRG TECHNOLGY SERVICES 659.34
31431 248 ONE CALL CONCEPTS 2.50
31432 252 PAINTED WOODS GOLF COURSE 35000.00
31433 265 RDO EQUIPMENT 14.00
31434 282 SCOTTS HARDWARE 454.51
31435 406 SWANSTON EQUIPMENT CORP. 10500.00
31436 337 WAGON WHEEL LUMBER 74.75
31437 338 WAIA 1416.31
31439 AD&D UNUM 40.68
31440 AFLAC ACCIDENT AFLAC 212.52
31441 RETIREMENT AMERICAN FUNDS 826.20
31442 323 US POSTAL OFFICE 173.20
31443 4 ADAM THOMAS 999.55
31444 11 ARAMARK 423.95
31445 16 AT& T MOBILITY 76.80
31446 29 BHG LEADER NEWS 248.00
31447 34 BOBCAT OF MANDAN 346.42
31448 68 CITY OF UNDERWOOD 37.00
31449 78 CORE & MAIN LP 1274.65
31450 83 DACOTAH PAPER COMPANY 29.69
31451 102 DIRTY DEEDS EXCAVATING 6731.50
31452 105 DOCS SHOP, INC 564.71
31453 117 ENERBASE COOPERATIVE 2474.23
31454 167 INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT COMPANY 57.98
31455 168 INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 43.64
31456 182 KRAUSES SUPERVALU 19.23
31457 191 LIBERTY BUSINESS SYSTEMS 86.92
31458 204 MCLEAN COUNTY IMPLEMENT LLC 343.56
31459 205 MCLEAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT 14501.26
31460 201 MCLEAN COUNTY TREASURER 5665.00
31461 217 ND DEPT HEALTH LAB SERVICES/MICRO 32.00
31462 216 ND DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 373.40
31463 223 ND LEAGUE OF CITIES 210.00
31464 244 NRG TECHNOLGY SERVICES 659.34
31465 248 ONE CALL CONCEPTS 3.80
31466 265 RDO EQUIPMENT 14.00
31467 282 SCOTTS HARDWARE 284.98
31468 408 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 169.43
31469 381 VALLI INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC 200.09
31470 337 WAGON WHEEL LUMBER 248.64
31471 338 WAIA 2288.74
31472 345 WASHBURN FIRE DEPARTMENT 5650.00
31473 360 WEBER ELECTRIC INC 190.00
Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Next Meeting April 11, 2022.
Thomas adjourned the meeting at 9:11 p.m.
Chelsey Brandt, Auditor Larry Thomas, President
City of Washburn City of Washburn