REGULAR MEETING, CITY COUNCIL
NORTHWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA
March 11, 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, Jake Beckel, Robert Heinrich, and Gordon Hall. Member absent was: Sarah Ferguson . Staff present: City Auditor Shelly Radke, and Clerk Gail Ducioame, Chief Mark Pollert, and Public Works Superintendent James Gorres. Public present Andy Schneider, Grand Forks County Sheriff.
Strand moved, seconded by Lemay to approve minutes for the regular council meeting from 2/11/19. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Beckel to approve minutes for the Special Council minutes from 2/5/19. Motion carried. 5/0.
Heinrich moved, seconded by Lemay to pay the $21,400.00 to H&H Coatings out of the Emergency Fund (400). Motion carried. 5/0.
Strand moved, seconded by Beckel to receive and file the cash report. Motion carried. 5/0.
Grand Forks County Sheriff, Andy Schneider, was given the floor. Schneider expressed the Grand Forks Sheriff’s office is available to provide services the City of Northwood might have. The sheriff deputies are seeking to become more involved with surrounding communities.
There was a brief discussion concerning the funding of the Emergency Fund (400) and the Equipment Fund (450). The topic was tabled and sent to the Auditing/Personnel Committee for further discussion.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to issue a check to the Northwood Public School in the amount that was overpaid. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion concerning the two complaints letters the City Council received. Radke was directed to respond to the complaints.
Radke was directed to update the current utility policy to include those who are placed on cash only accounts due to repeat NSF, be a cash only account for a minimum of 12 months. At this which they must submit a letter requesting to be removed from the cash only account.
Lemay address the Council members concerning the recommendations of the Police/Fire/Health Committee.
Lemay moved, seconded by Strand to approve the hiring of 2 flex Police Officers and scheduling them a maximum of 8, 8 hour shifts per month, between the 2 of them; to start the interview process for the flex officers on Monday 3/18/19 at 5:15pm; and also to have the flex officers pay their fees (if any) to become ND Post Board certified, after the officer has been employee for 6 months the City will reimburse that fee. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a brief discussion concerning a policy on inclement weather. This topic was tabled and sent to the Auditing/Personnel Committee for further discussion.
There was a discussion concerning the city water supply, H&H Coatings recommendations, and the possibility of not using the water tower and getting the water supply directly from the reservoir. Radke was directed to contact Neil Breidenbach, representative of East Central Region Water District, and request he address the City Council with further information. Gorres was directed to obtain further information before the April Council meeting.
The City wide clean up days this year will be May 6th, 7th, and 8th with an open landfill day on Saturday May 11th from 9am to 4pm.
Radke was directed to compose a request letter to have a resident relocate the electric meter out of the garage and onto the outside of the house. Also, to ensure the City policy that states electric meters must be accessible be placed in the letter.
Radke was directed to advertise for 2 temporary full-time seasonal positions in the public works department starting as $10.00 per hour. Employment would be May through September.
In September 2019, Radke is directed to place a notice in the Gleaner stating there is to be no putting snow into the City streets once the plows have gone through, and penalties may be applied for violations.
Gorres address the Council informing them the shop vice is broken. The City needs to purchase a new vice ($275.00) as well as a 20-ton press ($190.00).
Radke was directed to submit the documentation for Chief Pollert to become a Notary.
Chief Pollert addressed the Council members with the Police activities for the Month of January and February. Chief Pollert has completed 6 hours of his shadowing hours.
There was a brief discussion pertaining to framing the Police Departments certifications.
There was a discussion on an ATV/Golf cart resolution. This topic was tabled and sent to the Police/Fire/Health Committee for further discussion.
There was a discussion pertaining to the Police officers and F.O.P. This Topic was tabled and sent to the Police/Fire/Health Committee for further discussion.
Chief Pollert addressed the Council concerning a thank you letter sent to the Police Department.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to pay bills. Motion carried. 5/0.
|-99601||E||99 MISSOURI RIVER||104204.81|
|-99600||E||99 MISSOURI RIVER||191.03|
|-99599||E||234 Cardmember Service||217.43|
|-99598||E||234 Cardmember Service||601.92|
|226363||SC||2 ADVANCED BUSINESS||400.00|
|226365||SC||6 Agvise Laboratories INC||125.55|
|226366||SC||12 AMERIPRIDE LINEN||95.61|
|226367||SC||19 BANK OF NORTH DAKOTA||19949.12|
|226368||SC||477 Brudvik Law Office||1325.00|
|226369||SC||42 CITIZENS INSURANCE||27779.00|
|226370||SC||241 City of Northwood||15223.92|
|226371||SC||239 East Central Regional Water Dist.||8705.41|
|226372||SC||66 GRAND FORKS UTILITY||2243.41|
|226373||SC||68 H&H COATINGS, INC.||21400.00|
|226374||SC||76 JOHNSON PUBLISHING||464.26|
|226375||SC||81 KOLENDA HEATING &||1061.10|
|226377||SC||89 MELAND LUMBER||235.17|
|226379||SC||233 Millers Fresh Foods||91.20|
|226380||SC||98 MINNKOTA POWER CO-||13307.37|
|226382||SC||102 NAASTAD BROTHERS,||525.00|
|226383||SC||108 ND MUNICIPAL POWER||204.00|
|226386||SC||242 Northwood Plumbinb & Heating||2018.58|
|226388||SC||858 Ramkota Hotel||94.00|
|226390||SC||304 SCOTT BULLERT||48.08|
|226391||SC||176 SHEYENNE TOOLING &||227.20|
|226392||SC||552 Skips Cenex||1203.67|
|226393||SC||178 SKIPS PETROLEUM||2550.53|
|226395||SC||213 UGLEM NESS CO||104.50|
|226396||SC||227 VERIZON WIRELESS||188.58|
|226397||SC||229 WASTE MANAGEMENT||410.80|
|226398||SC||1016 Northwood Public School||14162.29|
|226409||SC||12 AMERIPRIDE LINEN||418.93|
|226410||SC||40 CENTURY LINK||31.18|
|226411||SC||983 Century Link||876.24|
|226413||SC||858 Ramkota Hotel||169.20|
|-89716||P||1003 Mark Pollert||0.00|
|-89711||P||1003 Mark Pollert||0.00|
|226346||P||10 ALVIN BOUCHER||157.45|
|226347||P||27 GAIL M. DUCIOAME||413.85|
|226348||P||9 JOYCE MAGNUS||434.04|
|226349||P||1005 Patrick W. Moreland||1393.75|
|226350||P||1003 Mark Pollert||1193.88|
|226351||P||32 SHELLY K. RADKE||36.94|
|226352||P||AFLAC ACC – PRE AFLAC WORLDWIDE HEADQUAR||682.24|
|226353||P||HEALTH INS BLUE CROSS OF ND||6855.20|
|226354||P||LIFE INSURANCE UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMP||152.00|
|226355||P||DEFERRED COMP NDPERS||100.00|
|226357||P||5 SCOTT BULLERT||957.70|
|226358||P||34 James Gorres||1794.67|
|226359||P||1006 Michele Gorres||361.37|
|226360||P||4 KEVIN MASTRUD||1069.20|
|226361||P||31 SHELLY RADKE||940.26|
|226362||P||14 SAM SPEAR||1256.81|
|226399||P||27 GAIL M. DUCIOAME||413.85|
|226400||P||9 JOYCE MAGNUS||434.04|
|226401||P||1005 Patrick W. Moreland||979.82|
|226402||P||1003 Mark Pollert||1193.88|
|226403||P||5 SCOTT BULLERT||1104.99|
|226404||P||34 James Gorres||1551.77|
|226405||P||1006 Michele Gorres||243.25|
|226406||P||4 KEVIN MASTRUD||1006.69|
|226407||P||31 SHELLY RADKE||1063.18|
|226408||P||14 SAM SPEAR||1285.72|
Meeting adjourned 8:27pm
Mayor, Gerald Uglem Auditor, Shelly Radke