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2021 June Minutes

The LaMoure City Council met on June 14, 2021 at 5:30 in the city council room.  Present: Mayor Kevin Willey, Clint Hoggarth, Lori Gentzkow, Steve Sandness, Brad Nogosek.  Others present: Heath Schaffer, Brandon Reber, Maria Zaske, Keri Sailer, Dominic Hanson, Leah Meisch, Caroline Homan, Katie Kramer, Hope Haberman, Sally Hager, Kelli Isaacson, Del Kindlespire and Gina Haugen also present by phone conference Attorney Radermacher.

Meeting called to order at 5:30 pm

Moved by Gentzkow, seconded by Nogosek to approve council minutes.  Polled vote: all yes.                         Moved by Hoggarth, seconded by Gentzkow to approve financial statement.  Polled vote: all yes.                   Move by Gentzkow, seconded by Hoggarth to approve bills. Polled vote: all yes.

Visitors:  The park board along with members of the Lions presented the proposal for installing diagonal parking on 2nd St NW. It would run the south half of the park.  Since the park has been improved and the daycare installed, there is much more use of the park and current parking is insufficient and dangerous as kids are getting out of vehicles directly to the street, it is also not handicap accessible.  The proposal is for 20 diagonal parking spots including handicap accessible spot.  Total cost for a concrete parking lot is $31,800, LCDC has donated $5,000, the Lions have raised $15,000, so there is $10,000 remaining and they asked that the city donate that amount from the remaining CARES Act funds.  Gentzkow moved to give the remaining $10,000 CARES Act money to the Lions to install the parking lot along 2nd St NW.  Second by Nogosek.  Polled vote: all yes.

The park board then discussed the swimming pool.  They had muskrat damage to the pool liner this winter and damage to the line is irreparable.  They have found another solution and hope to have the pool up and running by the end of June.  They are working on a new swimming pool plan.  The cost is 2.9 million dollars.  They have a grant for matching funds so they then need 1.5 million dollars.  They have found low interest financing but need a guarantee repay. They asked to have the council meet with their engineers and would like to be able to receive sales tax dollars once the emergency center has been paid.

Greg Pedersen joined the meeting.  Park Board and Lions members left at this time.

Del Kindlespire was present to discuss the replat of the north end of block 45, there are three properties this replat would affect, Kindlespires, Huber and Quinlan.  Huber and Kindlespire are will to pay for the replat. They are asking that they city vacate the two roads on the east side of that area, Hill Street, which is 20 feet wide and 1 St NE north of 6th Ave NE, which is 66 feet wide.  Then the city could get an easement for access.  Vacating the 66 foot wide road was not a concern, there are concerns with giving up the 20 foot road.    Hoggarth made a motion to vacate the 66 foot road, to maintain ownership of the 20 foot road and to grant Quinlan a variance to build a deck into the city right of way property up to the 20 foot road.  There was no second to Hoggarth’s motion.  The issue was tabled until next meeting after further discussion with the homeowners.

KIndlespire left the meeting at this time.

Engineers:  Reber stated that the concrete pour did not happen that day due to the concrete did not meet the specs.  They pushed back the pour one week.  He presented a payment application for Meyer Contracting for $105,872.45 for tank work completed to this point.  Pedersen moved to pay the presented application.  Hoggarth seconded.  All yes.

Reber then presented a payment application for Naastad Brothers, the water main contractor.  They have completed the majority of their work, will fully complete when tank is done.  The amount of $282,314.68 is being requested to be paid.  Gentzkow moved, Pedersen second to pay this amount.  Polled vote: all yes.

Reber presented an invoice from Moore Engineering for work on the project in the amount of $24,266.21.  Pedersen moved to pay, second by Hoggarth.  Polled vote: all yes.

The grocery store lift station has been surveyed.  Attorney Radermacher and Engineer Reber to discuss the details of the easement for the property.

Public works supervisor Schaffer stated that the main lift station panel is installed and running and will move the generator at a later date.  The new mower has been delivered.  Schaffer got a bid of $40,000 for concrete to be installed in the portion of the drainage ditch along 1st Ave NE that was not completed prior.  Pedersen moved to have concrete installed in the remainder of the drainage ditch, Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Old Business:  There are properties that need to be given clean up notices.

New Business:  Auditor Haugen asked to close Fund 305 and the affiliated bank account.  The balance in that fund is $6.08, it was used as the construction fund for the water sewer project.  That project has been completed.  Gentzkow moved to close fund 305, transfer the remaining amount to the general fund and close the Bank North account.  Hoggarth seconded.  Polled vote; all yes.

The auditor bond resolution was presented.  Pedersen move to approve the Resolution approving the bond of the city auditor in the amount of $645,413.  Hoggarth seconded.  Polled vote: all yes.

Permits:                                                                                                                                                                     Andy and Kristy Hager – shed- Pedersen moved to approve, Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.               Knights of Columbus- sports raffle- Hoggarth moved to approve, Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.  Little Loboes Daycare – raffle – Gentzkow moved to approve, Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.  Liquor Licenses for Centerfield Bar & Grill, Nogo’s Tapper and The Other Bar.  Gentzkow move to approve all the liquor license applications.  Hoggarth seconded.  Polled vote: all yes.

Police:  There were 21 calls for service.  Sheriff’s deputy Fastnacht is working on bringing Operation Lifesaver and would like permission to do that, Mayor Willey gave approval.

An invoice for the John Deere mower tractor was presented for $9664.35.  Pedersen moved to approve, Nogosek seconded.  Yeas: Nogosek, Gentzkow, Sandness, Pedersen. Nay: None.  Hoggarth abstained.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:19 pm.

June 2021 Bills
LaMoure Printing office supplies        90.00
Bank of North Dakota interest        41.31
Waste Management garbage services   6,835.63
Dakota Dust-Tex emer center      111.60
LaMoure Foods cleaning supplies        16.85
ND Dept of Health water testing        16.00
Computer Express tech support and install      296.98
EFTPS payroll taxes      312.63
LaMoure Chronicle printing and advertising   1,202.83
Good Oil fuel      457.91
Team Lab street paint      181.50
Builder’s Mart repairs        12.58
DRN phone & internet      276.17
SE Water Users April service   9,823.90
Newman Signs        843.52
Larry Coon yard cleanup      142.50
Verizon pd laptop        40.01
ND Dept of Health water testing        16.00
LaMoure Hardware supplies   1,203.98
Green Iron sweeper repair   1,988.09
LaMoure Credit Union hotel & postage      452.52
ND State Tax Comm state witholding        13.90
Ottertail Power Co electricity   3,594.65
The Home Shop fire extinguisher inspect      318.25
Petty Cash postage        31.10
USPS postage for UB      152.64
AT&T        206.04
NDPERS     5,382.79
NDPERS        230.00
NDPERS     2,093.40
EFTPS     3,067.82
Salaries   13,307.08