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September 2023 Minutes


The LaMoure City Council met on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 5:30 pm.   Present were Clint Hoggarth, Stuart Good, Greg Pedersen, Vince Watkins, Brad Nogosek, Trigg Baker, Dominic Hanson, Heath Schaffer, Art Hagebock, Hope Coleman, Kelly Isaacson, Carly Rott, Lydia Olson, Gary Ketterling, Ralph Friebl, Gina Haugen.  Present via conference call Lori Gentzkow, Kim Radermacher and Brandon Reber

Meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm by Mayor Hoggarth

Budget Hearing:  Pedersen moved to approve the 2024 City Budget; Baker seconded.  Polled vote: all yes.

Minutes from August Meeting:  Nogosek moved to approve the minutes.  Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.                                                                                                                                                    Financial Report:  Good moved to approve. Watkins second.    Polled vote: all yes.                                                                                                 Bills:  Pedersen moved to approve.   Gentzkow second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Kelli Just joined the meeting at this time.

Visitors:  Senior Center: Lydia and Gary stated the Happy Seniors needs to repair the roof.  It is an important organization in our community.  In need of money to do the repairs, the entire project is $28,500.  Have done several fundraisers.  Olson and Ketterling left the meeting at this time.

CVEMS: Kelli Just reported for the ambulance.  A new rig is scheduled to be delivered in the next month. Challenges they are facing are staffing, equipment expenses, and training requirements are increasing.  The City Council has said that the CVEMS is an entity of the city, and they would like them to continue to be so.  The city will work with CVEMS to provide documentation to the Attorney General to help document that they are.   Just asked for approval of the purchase of new radios that are being required.  Watkins moved to purchase four new radios, Gentzkow seconded.  Polled vote:  all yes.  Motion carried.

Park board received one bid for the new pool plan, that bid is for 1.1 million dollars.  The total cost is estimated at $1.8 million.   Seeking a motion to accept the bid for Aquatic Services for $1.13746.  The pool will be 40×120” with a zero-entry area at 1:12 slope, also has a jut out on the deep end that will be 8 feet deep for diving platforms, that will have lap lines. 2 slides, a splash pad that is attached to the deck.  Surrounded by fencing and small bathhouse.  By approving the contract, the pool will be built in the summer of 2024.  Pedersen moved to approve, Good second.  Baker- no, Watkins-no, Gentzkow – no, Good – yes, Nogosek – yes Pedersen- yes.  Tied vote:  Mayor Hoggarth- no.  Motion failed.   The mayor has requested that the park board do some more research on the water mitigation issue and financial information.

The garbage committee is considering changing trash service from WM to ND Recycle and Sanitation.  Mr. Friebl currently collects trash in Edgeley, Kulm, Streeter, and Jamestown.  Can use the same truck for bins and dumpsters.  Recycle would be picked up twice per month instead of once.  Most households can go to a smaller trash bin when recycling is picked up twice per month.  RFID tags in all dumpsters so they can track pickups.  Next step is the committee will count the containers for commercial and then get a quote.  WM requires 90-day notice to change service.  He left the meeting at this time.

Engineers Update:  Tank update: third party inspection on the tank, the bonding company and contractor do not want that.  The City does still, Reber has reached out to a company to do this for the city.  The estimated cost is $40,000.  Reber will be on site on Tuesday.  Meyer is working on site, have painted are disinfecting and filling this week.  DWSRF questionnaire is due.   Reber left the meeting at this time.

Legal Updates:

-Chicken ordinance- tabled until later date

Public Works:  Poured the bunker for the sand/salt storage.  Joining the state program for salt purchases.  The generator at the pumphouse has not fired up in a couple of weeks, has called for repair. New apartment on second street, will angle parking stay in place?  Will research the issue.

Police Report:  Citizens are concerned about the truck route on the west side of town.  The council has requested more patrols on those roads to slow the traffic down that road.


AgCountry – vacate alleyway Vince moved to approve the vacation request. Greg second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Eric Musland- storage building permit – Pedersen moved to approve.  Watkins second.  All yes: motion passed.  Nogosek moved to approve the tax reduction application.  Pedersen second.  Polled vote: all yes.  Will move on with the process.

Miranda- storage building – Watkins moved to approve.  Nogosek second.  Polled vote: all yes.

Other:  The City has received $8,000 of charitable gaming funds from the LaMoure Youth Baseball for the purchase of new Christmas decorations for the highway.

September 2023 Bills
US Postal Service         212.16
AgriValley Insurance         878.00
Greg Pedersen      2,128.00
LaMoure Chronicle         109.52
LaMoure Printing           58.50
Waste Management      7,028.09
RM Stoudt         511.50
LaMoure Parts Center         746.88
Builder’s Mart         127.69
Newman Signs         560.00
Good Oil         253.73
SE Water Users    10,725.57
Hi-Way Servicenter         339.99
Verizon         234.70
Core & Main         477.04
Dakota Dust-Tex           93.25
Rath & Mehrer      9,500.00
Waste Management      1,335.61
Ottertail      2,683.67
LaMoure Credit Union         759.35
Twin City Garage Door         956.00
DRN         536.86
Off the Wall Signs         231.30
ND Health Lab           50.00
Dakota Valley Electric           47.00
LaM Co Hwy Dept    30,056.00
Dakota Country Concrete         900.00
ITD           80.00
LaMoure Hardware         575.62
Heath Schaffer           76.87
Ron Paul           76.87
NDPERS      8,272.42
NDPERS         230.00
NDPERS      2,854.91
EFTPS      4,227.51
Salaries   15,654.35


Meeting was adjourned at 7: 57 pm.