Washburn City Commission
Official Meeting Minutes
Monday, February 8, 2021
6:30 p.m., City Hall
Members Present: Larry Thomas, Don Simon, Mike Herdt, Marvin Stroh
Absent: Kollin Syverson
President Thomas called the regular City Commission meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Stroh motioned to approve January 11, 2021 commission meeting minutes. Simon seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Calla Edwards was present to discuss the community garden. She stated that there has been lots of interest in the community garden. Would like to extend it and add on more plats. She is requesting permission to extend it and ask for permission to use the city water again. Herdt motion to allow them to expand the garden and do the same as last year. Simon seconded. Thomas questioned the dollar amount per plot for water. Check into that. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Ron with Bobcat was present to discuss a 2021 Doosan LD 250-5 US10 loader and financing options.
Randy with John Deere was present to discuss and 2021 John Deere 544P loader and financing options. The commission was a given a quote. Two commissioners will meet to discuss the different functions of each loader and bring a recommendation to the next commission meeting.
Clayton Verke was present requesting waiver of fees for their annual EMS Banquet at the memorial hall. Thomas motioned to waive the fees for renting the memorial hall. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas motioned that if Dollar General wants to build a store in town, they will need to hook up to city water and sewer at their expense. Herdt seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
The boat dock has seen some erosion and ND Game & Fish would like to see it taken care of. A. Thomas stated the wash out was filled in back in August. The commission will look at other ways to fix this and get in touch with Game & Fish.
WAIA is looking to continue the housing incentives for new residents that move into town with a welcome packet. Rhonda Johnson asked if the city would still be interested in providing three months free of basic city water and sewer. Thomas motioned to approve three months of basic water and sewer for new or existing residents buying or building their first home that includes the lot. Herdt seconded. Stroh-nay, Herdt-aye, Simon-aye, Thomas-aye. Motion carried.
Thomas informed the commission that a letter went out to FEMA signed by all our representatives to keep our grant money secured for the intake project. Currently it is due to expire next month, in March. Sally Johnson with Senator Hoevan’s office also gave some other grant research options that might be available to the city. Thomas motioned to allow AE2S to look into these grant options and see if the city qualifies for any. Stroh seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas motioned to accept the securities pledge from Farmers Security Bank. Stroh seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye.
There has been some issues within the city about boulevards and who is responsible for them. A boulevard is property between the curb and property line. It is city owned but maintained by the resident. Nothing should be stored on this, no parking, etc. The city will look at updating this with an ordinance as well as parking ordinance.
Stroh-questioned who moved snow in front of memorial hall and why it has not been done lately
Herdt-received two quotes for a fence at the compound
Simon-received 6 applications for public works position. Want to see if a couple are willing to move closer to Washburn and then interviews will be conducted.
- Thomas-stumps and logs have all been cleared out. Would like to close the area except for the ash dumpster for the winter.
Lazier-2020 audit has been scheduled to start on February 22. Asked the commission what reports they would like to see with the new program. Discussion was had and will start with a couple similar to what they were used to seeing in the past. Weber was not able to get a quote ready for the LED lights or what it will cost to fix the streetlight that was hit.
A Thomas – Received two quotes for the compound gate. Herdt motioned to purchase a cantilever gate from Security Fence for $3,904.05. Stroh seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
The Unimog is having engine issues. There are error codes, but we have no way of reading them. Will be hauled down to Bismarck to be checked over.
Thomas motioned to pay the bills.
1100 Farmers Sec. XX0074
99998E MIDCO 88.00
99997E MCLEAN ELECTRIC 195.50
99996E MDU 918.35
99995E GLOBAL PAYMENTS 64.23
99994E REVTRAK 195.53
99993E MIDCO 88.00
99992E MCLEAN ELECTRIC 182.50
99991E MDU 1143.00
99990E OTTERTAIL POWER 5296.00
99989E WEST RIVER TELEPHONE 639.85
99988E CIRCLE SANITATION 8962.25
89988E BCBS 4476.30
89987E EFTPS 2127.46
30844-30848 Payroll 7490.52
30878-30881 Payroll 6494.16
30888-30892 Payroll 6944.59
30893 AE2S 1460.10
30894 AMERIPRIDE 517.37
30895 ASCENDUM MACHINERY 921.91
30896 AT& T MOBILITY 10.59
30897 BHG LEADER NEWS 213.54
30898 BLACK MOUNTAIN SOFTWARE 13829.00
30899 CARDMEMBER SERVICES 454.84
30900 DACOTAH PAPER COMPANY 144.08
30901 FRONTIER PRECISION, INC 1650.00
30902 HAWKINS 24.20
30903 INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS 142.08
30904 KOLLIN SYVERSON 27.26
30905 KRAUSES SUPERVALU 27.29
30906 LIBERTY BUSINESS SYSTEMS 158.02
30907 MCLEAN COUNTY IMPLEMENT LLC 511.84
30908 MCLEAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT 13943.52
30909 MVTL LAB 25.00
30910 ND DEPT OF HEALTH LAB SERVICES-MI 32.00
30911 NRG TECHNOLGY SERVICES 659.34
30912 ONE CALL CONCEPTS 2.40
30913 PAINTED WOODS GOLF COURSE 35000.00
30914 ROCKY MOUNTAIN PRINT SOLUTIONS, I 450.95
30915 SCOTTS HARDWARE 188.87
30916 WAIA 34090.21
30917 WASHBURN AUTO BODY 982.08
30918 WEBER ELECTRIC INC 500.00
Stroh seconded. Upon roll call, all members present voted aye. Motion carried.
Thomas adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.
Chelsey Lazier, Auditor Larry Thomas, President
City of Washburn City of Washburn