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2021 September Minutes

The LaMoure City Council met on September 13, 2021 at 5:30 in the city council room.  Present: Mayor Kevin Willey, Clint Hoggarth, Greg Pedersen, Brad Nogosek, Lori Gentzkow and Steve Sandness.  Others present: Heath Schaffer, Dominic Hanson, Art Hagebock, Brandon Reber, Bruce Huber, Lexi Nogosek, Jim Quinlan, Del Kindlespire, Bob Flath, Hope Coleman, Katie Kramer, Mike Schmit, Leif from Helm & Associates, Taylor Klein, Carmen Klein, Matthew Christensen, Loren Drege.  Joining on the conference call: Attorney Radermacher

Meeting called to order at 5:30 pm

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

Visitors: Loren Drege asked for a waiver to not pay for the water and sewer on the property he purchased at 304 3rd Street SE.  The house was completely trashed and is uninhabitable so asking to help reduce expenses while he cleans up the property.  Mayor Willey expressed that it is an ordinance that utilities must remain on the property until the house is removed and denied the waiver.  Drege left the meeting at this time.

Helm & Associates & The Park Board:  Helm & Associates presented an agreement for their services on the swimming pool project. The council tabled the agreement until the next meeting.

Councilman Nogosek joined the meeting at this time.

Public Budget Hearing: no objections.  Watkins moved to approve the 2022 Budget, Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Engineers Report:  There have been several issues with the water tank.  Some of the initial pours did not meet the 28 day strength test.  They have tested the tank itself and those all passed.  Will require one more area to be retested before they accept the results.  The roof pour was also an issue.  It was to be poured as one solid piece but they did not have enough concrete so it needs to be removed and repoured.  The valve house and roof are being completed.  The project is past the completion date and so the contractor is incurring $2500/day in late penalties.  This money is used to offset costs that are incurred by the late progress.  Naastad Brothers presented a plan to reseed and lay asphalt due to the delays.  Hoggarth made a motion to approve a change order to allow Naastad Brothers additional mobilizations for reseeding, asphalt and to complete connections.  Pedersen seconded.  Polled vote: all yes.  Reber presented Payment Application #6 for a total of $242,942.40 for work completed.  Reber recommended that the city pay $0.00 of the payment application at this time.  He recommends waiting on the additional strength tests and roof to be fixed.  Gentzkow moved to pay zero on the pay app, Pedersen seconded.  Polled vote: all yes.

Reber presented an invoice for Moore Engineering for work done for the water tower in the amount of $14046.12.  Hoggarth moved to approve payment, Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Police Dept: Dominic is on light duty for 1-2 weeks.  Will be attending the Chiefs conference in late September and Taser Training in October.

Committee Updates:  The Street Committee met and reviewed options for replacing the current payloader and maintainer.  They have recommended the purchase of the John Deere 544P at a cost of $199,500.00, that price includes 2 buckets, forks, and snow blade.  The current machine we have is too light for our needs.  They would like to sell the current payloader and maintainer on bids and finance the remainder of the purchase.  Sandness made a motion to purchase the JD 944P at a cost of $199,500.00.  Pedersen seconded.  Polled vote: all yes.

Civic Center Bids: Bids received were Beth Klever $1196.00, Joel Hage $2850.00, R&S Collision 10000.00.  Hoggarth moved to accept the bid from R&S Collision for $10,000.00,  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.

North End Replat:  Watkins made a motion to reconsider the original motion on the north end street vacation application.  Radermacher states it needs to be republished before it can be reconsidered.  Sandness seconded the motion.  Polled vote: yes- Pedersen, Sandness, Watkins, Gentzkow, Nogosek voting no was Hoggarth.  Motion passed.

Public Works: Schaffer asked for direction on where to post the machinery to be sold on bids.

Building/Gaming Permits:  Happy Seniors – gaming permit – Gentzkow moved, Hoggarth second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Dale Peterson – fence – Hoggarth moved, Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Ron Schmoker: shed – Pedersen moved, Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Mark Meidinger – house removal and building permit for new house.  Discussion included was where the materials would be disposed of, Meidinger plans to have dumpsters brought in from an outside company and may take some of the acceptable materials to the city dumpground.  When asked who was going to monitor the items taken there, Mayor Willey stated that he and Superintendent Schaffer would take care of that.  Pedersen moved to approve both applications, Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm.

  September 2021 Bills
Green Iron Equipment 101.99  
Jet Way 1290.00  
ND Dept of Health 16.00  
LaMoure Foods 24.81  
Monster Lawn Hydroseeding 16489.12  
Team Lab 695.00  
Dakota Dust Tex 112.10  
LaMoure Chronicle 250.89  
DRN 522.69  
SE Water Users 10218.36  
Builders Mart 17.80  
Van Diest Supply 6440.00  
Core & Main 50.00  
Good Oil 50.58  
Black Hills 459.00  
LaMoure Credit Union 569.39  
Verizon 215.51  
Van Diest 9912.50  
Rath & Mehrer 6000.00  
CHS Dakota Plains 1350.00  
Waste Management 583.44  
LaMoure Co Hwy Dept 76341.90  
LaMoure Parts Center 68.37  
Bank of ND 7604.01  
Starion Bond Services 3815.00  
LaMoure Drug Store 35.83  
Ottertail 3015.17  
ITD 2.70  
Klein’s Loader Service 14000.00  
One Call 2.40  
AT&T      205.91  
LaMoure JDA   9,660.50  
LaMoure Parks   4,419.70  
Dakota Valley Electric   5,333.34  
NDPERS   7,174.47  
NDPERS      230.00  
NDPERS   2,594.66  
EFTPS   3,994.46  
Salaries 16655.94