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February 2023 Minutes

The LaMoure City Council met on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm.   Present were Clint Hoggarth, Lori Gentzkow, Stuart Good, Greg Pedersen, Steve Sandness, Vince Watkins, Dominic Hanson, Heath Schaffer, Art Hagebock, Bob Flath, Amanda Meidinger, Gina Haugen.  Also present via conference call Brandon Reber.

Minutes from January meeting:   Pedersen moved to approve.  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.                                                                                                                                                              Minutes January Special meeting: Pedersen moved to approve.  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.                                                                                                                                                        Financial Report: Gentzkow moved to approve. Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.                                                                                                                                                                                           Bills: Pedersen moved to approve. Good second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Visitors:  Amanda Meidinger was present to provide an update on the CVEMS.  They have a new rig scheduled to arrive in May.  They plan to order a second rig due to the long lead time.  They are always looking for additional drivers and EMTs .

Watkins joined the meeting at this time.  Meidinger left at this time.

Engineers Update:  Water tank: the contractor sent a letter outlining plan to move forward.  Moore Engineering recommends moving forward with the meeting with the surety.  The mayor has instructed Ohnstad to send notification to the surety to set up a meeting.  Naastad Brother’s is done with their portion of the work they can do to this point.  They are requesting to be paid the amount held back.  Moore presented Payment #4 for Naastad Brother’s in the amount of $11,186.89.  Pedersen moved to approve the payment.  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.   Lead line inventory is going to be required by the state, with a 100% grant.  Reber will prepare the application for the grant and bring to March meeting.

Public Works:  They are hoping winter is winding down and are starting to prepare for spring.

New Business:  There was a flood preparation meeting and the outlook for a 2023 flood risk is low from the river and Twin Lakes.

Police Report:  Has done ALICE training in Kulm and Edgeley fire department and ambulance.  Working on bringing Vision Zero to the LaMoure School.

Building Permits:  Carmen Klein – building permit to change use of The Big Cone to be a dual use building with The Big Cone and a residence.   Pedersen moved to approve.  Watkins second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:01 pm