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February 2022 Minutes

The LaMoure City Council met on Monday February 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm in the City Council Room.  Present was Mayor Willey, Council members: Greg Pedersen, Steve Sandness, Lori Gentzkow, Clint Hoggarth and Vince Watkins.  Also present: Heath Schaffer, Art Hagebock, Dominic Hanson, Bob Flath and Gina Haugen.  Attending via conference call Council member Brad Nogosek, Kim Radermacher and Brandon Reber.

Mayor called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.

Pedersen moved to approve the January meeting minutes.  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.  Hoggarth moved to approve the Financial Statement, Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.  Gentzkow moved to approve the months bills.  Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Engineer Report:  Meyer Contracting the major contractor on the water tower project has submitted a new solution to the leaking water tower.  Moore Engineering will research the proposal and then report back to the city.  Research from last months questions: lightning striking the tower- this has never been an issue on other towers, not a concern here either.  Lights on top- the FAA gave approval for the tower but they will reach out to them to verify if anything additional is needed.

Legal:  The lift station paperwork is completed and ready to file.  Radermacher presented a proposed ordinance for the public water backflow that is being required by the state.  The Ordinance was reviewed by the council.  Councilman Hoggarth moved to approve the first reading of the ordinance for public water backflow.  Pedersen seconded the motion.  Polled vote: Gentzkow, Nogosek, Pedersen, Hoggarth, Sandness and Watkins yes. The second reading will be at the March 14 meeting.

Public Work Department: Schaffer stated that the lift station at the grocery store will need some updates.  He suggested that we take a year off of chip sealing and do a mist coating on the roads that we sealed last season.  This process will cost approximately $12,000 and it will increase the life of the roads that have been completed by an estimated 5 years.

The Public Works Committee met.  They state that the sweeper needs to be replaced.  Hoggarth has found a sweeper with 4000 hours that has been refurbished for a cost of $65,000.  They also discussed that the sander needs to be replaced.  They have found a new one for approximately $7000.The sewer jetter is also at the end of its life cycle, approximate cost is $35,000.  Street department storage is also an issue discussed.  They currently have items in the old civic center that will need to be moved.  Options were discussed.  Hoggarth recommends that the sweeper and jetter are considered in the 2023 budget.  The container and sander should be acted on soon.  Watkins moved to purchase the sander, Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Old Business:  LCDC has formed a committed to revisit the possibility of converting the old grocery store into a community center.  Will report back when more information is available.

Permits:  James River Sportsmans Club – raffle permit – Hoggarth moved to approve, Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Police – 19 calls of service

ND League of Cities spring conference is being held in Mandan in March.

Meeting adjourned at 6:28 pm.


CHS Dakota Plains Ag         511.43
Ronald Paul            72.54
Sweeny Controls Company         540.00
CVEMS         533.33
Dakota Plains Ag      1,257.60
Dakota Valley Electric         140.65
ND Dept of Health Lab            16.00
Waste Management      6,972.68
ITD              2.70
Dakota Dust-Tex         112.35
Hi-Way Servicenter            95.00
Green Iron Equipment         182.00
Builders Mart         214.24
LaMoure Drug Store            12.08
Bobcat         338.82
LaMoure Co Hwy Dept         140.00
DRN         519.44
LaMoure Chronicle         113.96
Agri Valley Insurance    15,592.00
Grotberg Electric         576.30
Good Oil      1,171.75
RM Stoudt      1,288.99
LaMoure Parts Center         117.04
SE Water Users      5,020.19
Verizon            59.61
Ottertail         293.00
ITD         172.15
Ottertail      5,017.99
LaMoure Hardware      1,485.03
Abby Hesby            62.00
Dakota Valley Electric      5,333.34
LaMoure Parks         923.50
LaMoure Airport         476.65
LaMoure Public Library      1,006.29
AT&T         193.73
LaMoure JDA      6,187.99
NDPERS      7,184.49
NDPERS         230.00
NDPERS      2,573.54
EFTPS      4,736.31
Salaries    16,334.33