January 8, 2019
Mayor Gerald Uglem called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM at Northwood City Hall. Present for roll call were the following Council Members: Derrick Strand, Chad Lemay, Sarah Ferguson, Gordon Hall. Member absent were: Robert Heinrich and Jake Beckel. Staff present: City Auditor Shelly Radke, Clerk Gail Ducioame, Public Works Superintendent James Gorres, Officer Mark Pollert, and Officer Patrick Moreland. Public present was Robbie Lukens.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve minutes for the regular council meeting from 12/11/18. Motion carried. 4/0.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Hall to receive and file the cash report. Motion carried. 4/0.
Mayor Uglem gave the floor to Mr. Lukens. Lukens addressed the Council members concerning the topic of the City streets. There was a discussion pertaining to the delay of the street project, inflation and interest increase, special assessment committee, and the main street initiative.
The Planning & Zoning commission recommends to the City Council to omit part of City ordinance chapter 6. The omitted sections recommended to be omitted are Article 7, 8, and 9
Ferguson moved, seconded by Hall that Articles 7, 8, and 9 of Chapter six of the revised ordinances of 2017 be repealed in their entirety. Motion carried. 4/0.
Radke submitted condensed minutes from the Red River Region Council meeting that was held on 12/11/18.
Ferguson addressed the Council with an overview of the Police Committee meeting and recommendations.
Radke addressed the Council concerning the state holidays.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Lemay to give the City employees back the 8 hours they used of their flex time to cover Christmas Eve, which is a State Holiday. Motion carried. 4/0.
Radke submitted the MRES designated representative update document to be sign by the Mayor.
Strand moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve Chad Lemay to be the designated MRES representative and Gordon Hall the alternate representative. Motion carried. 4/0.
Radke submitted the SAMs Number registration form to be signed by the Mayor.
Radke submitted the letter responding to the surprise landfill inspection as well as the MRES rate notification.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to approve the 1st reading of Article 5 of Chapter 3 of the City Ordinances. Motion carried. 4/0.
Radke submitted the legal opinion, from the City Attorney, concerning the issue of the trees that were
planted in the City easement in the Northwood Horizon Home Development.
Gorres informed the Council the West Shop is in need of a new computer. Hall offered to donate a
Gorres addressed the Council for the need of OSHA approved first aid kits and strobe lights for the
City vehicles.
Pollert addressed the Council concerning the possible compensation for the Police Officers that have
to be on call.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to approve ½ the flex rate for an 8-hour shift of on call for all Police
Officers. $68.00 per 8-hour shift or $34.00 per 4-hour shift on call. Motion carried. 4/0.
Pollert informed the Council the Police vehicle needs some work done. Uglem ask Pollert to research
the cost of a Police vehicle.
Pollert informed the Council the 2 winter Police jackets were ordered for the Officers. Also, the Police
Department dog kennel was recently destroyed by a stray dog.
There was a brief discussion pertaining to the North Dakota Fraternal order of Police. Pollert was
directed to obtain further information on the topic.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve the testing of the City Siren quarterly during business
hours when City Hall is open starting on the 3rd Wednesday in March. Motion carried. 4/0.
Radke addressed the Council concerning moving the City Council regularly scheduled meeting back to
the 2nd Monday of each month.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Hall to move the regularly scheduled City Council meeting to the 2nd
Monday of each month starting February 11th. Motion carried. 4/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to pay bills. Motion carried. 4/0.


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226177     6 DARREN SHEGGERUD40.08



Meeting adjourned 8:24pm


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Mayor, Gerald Uglem                      Auditor, Shelly Radke


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