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May 2022 Minutes

The LaMoure City Council met on Monday May 9, 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, Brandon Reber, Brandon Bain, Monte Clausson, Bruce Huber, Lexi Nogosek, Jim Quinlan and Gina Haugen.  Attending via conference call Kim Radermacher. Attending via video Chris McShane.

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

Minutes from April meeting: Hoggarth moved to approve.  Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.                                          Financial Report: Gentzkow moved to approve.  Sandness second.  Polled vote: all yes.                                                        Bills: Pedersen moved to approve.  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Councilman Pedersen moved to approve The LaMoure Chronicle as the Official Newspaper for The City of LaMoure.  Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Visitors: Monte Clausson, Brandon Bain:  live on the west side of town and after the large rain amounts, they are flooded.  They would like to have city help to find a solution.  They state that the water is about 2” from the electrical junction box.  Engineer Reber stated that 6-7 years ago Moore Engineering reviewed the area.  They would need to tie to the storm sewer or ditch into the city main drain south of 1st Avenue NW.  No action was taken at that time.                            Bob Muhs joined the meeting at this time.  Muhs states that he moved 6000 gallons out of his lot. He generally needs to do this once a year and then it is good after that.  Discussion continued with concerns about fiber optic and electrical lines and what is the cities responsibility for private residences.  Hoggarth moved to have Reber put together an elevation survey on the area once the water is gone.  Pedersen seconded the motion.  Polled vote: all yes.  Clausson, Bain and Muhs left the meeting at this time.

Bruce Huber, Lexi Nogosek and Jim Quinlan:  asked why the resolution for the property line changes has not yet been filed.  The reason is that one homeowner has not yet signed the easement.  After some discussion, Radermacher has recommended that in order to get this process complete, that landowner be removed from the easement.  Gentzkow made a motion to keep the resolution but amended the original motion to keep the easement in place but to remove Daniel Narum from it.  Hoggarth second.  Polled vote: all yes.  Huber, Nogosek and Quinlan left the meeting at this time.

Engineer Report:  Tank project:  Meyer needs to clean up and get the hatch closed.  They have a new proposal that is a concrete fix.  Moore is researching it now.   Chris McShane from Ohnstad Twichell has reviewed the contracts, has a formal notice that Moore Engineering has rejected the work and none of the proposals presented are acceptable.  They have a June 1, 2022 deadline to present an acceptable fix.  If that date passes, McShane will come back to the city with a proposal for moving forward. McShane left the meeting at this time.

Old Business: Community Center:  Discussion continued with the Community Center building.   No action was taken.

New Business:  The City received three applications for the position at the dump ground.  The Mayor recommended hiring Rock Nielson at $15/hour.  Hoggarth moved to approve.  Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.  The dump will open this Thursday.

Building Permits:  Gary DelaBarre: new house  – Hoggarth moved to approve. Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.    Joel  Hage – building – Gentzkow moved to approve.  Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Police – Hanson will be attending the Chiefs Conference in Beulah June 5-8.

Meeting adjourned at 7:19 pm.

May 2022 Bills
ND Sewage Pump and Lift      1,025.00
Builders Mart      1,957.99
LaMoure Drug Store            13.00
LaMoure Foods            58.06
DRN         526.70
LaMoure Parts Center            52.26
LaMoure Printing         395.10
Dakota Dust-Tex         123.00
SE Water Users      9,904.96
LaMoure Chronicle         154.30
Grotberg Electric      3,633.67
LaMoure Credit Union         460.65
Verizon         174.90
Good Oil         133.62
Ottertail      4,706.02
LaMoure Hardware         616.25
Waste Management      6,842.35
ND Dept of Health            16.00
One Call              1.30
Petty Cash            73.64
Job Service of ND            13.69
ND State Tax Commissioner         450.25
USPS         169.60
RDO Equipment         296.73
Dakota Valley Electric      5,333.34
LaMoure Parks      1,728.07
LaMoure Airport            33.85
LaMoure Public Library            58.99
AT&T         197.04
LaMoure JDA      5,548.08
NDPERS      7,192.07
NDPERS         230.00
NDPERS      2,565.59
EFTPS      3,846.63
Salaries    14,652.93