REGULAR MEETING, CITY COUNCIL
NORTHWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA
May 13, 2019
Mayor Gerald Uglem called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM at Northwood City Hall. Present for roll call were the following Council Members: Chad Lemay, Jake Beckel, Robert Heinrich, Sarah Ferguson, and Gordon Hall. Member absent was: Derrick Strand. Staff present: City Auditor Shelly Radke, Chief of Police Mark Pollert, and Public Works Superintendent James Gorres. Public present David Engen, Tom Engen, Becky Ault (Director of PSAP),and Shannon LaHaise (Center Supervisor of PSAP).
Mayor Uglem gave the floor to Becky Ault. She discussed an overview of PSAP as well as the following topics: the 2018, 2019, and planning of 2020 PSAP budget; the dispatch centers in the state; increase in calls for service and type of calls; the increase of annual fees by 3% ($120.00 annually increase); as well as an upcoming meeting that will explain in more detail different areas of PSAP.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve minutes for the regular council meeting from 4/8/19, and minutes for the Equalization meeting from 4/8/19, minutes for the Special Council meeting from 4/23/19, and minutes for the Special Council meeting from 4/24/19 . Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Heinrich to receive and file the cash report. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to receive and file the approval of the permit # 19-2052 (Jake Beckel), #19-2053 (Brandon Young), and #19-2054 (Aaron Braun). Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion concerning AE2S estimate for a new SCADA system for the water tower programming system and reservoir control system upgrade. Gorres will obtain an estimate from Braun’s Electric for the cost to the city to implement these system upgrades. Radke will contact Red River Region Council to see if there is anything they can assist with.
There was a discussion pertaining to Nathan Larson’s concern with his tenant’s delinquent utility account. Radke was directed to contact Larson and submit a copy of the Northwood City Ordinance that explains the landlord is responsible for all delinquent utility account their tenants do not pay.
Lemay moved, seconded by Heinrich to approve the re-zoning application submitted by Mark Abeln for the location at The Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of section 9, Township 149N, range 54W of the 5th principal meridian, Grand Forks County, State of North Dakota, Northwood subdivision of 1 lot and 1 block and contains 85,455 sq. ft. or 1.97 acres from Agriculture to Commercial. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve The Gleaner as the Northwood City Official Newspaper. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Beckel to approve the 4 recommendations of the Police/Fire/Health committee as presented and discussed pertaining to the ATV/Ranger/Golf Cart resolution, FOP for the City Police Officers, for the purchase of tourniquets and Narcan, and the City fireworks resolution. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Lemay to approve the 3 recommendations of the Auditing/Personnel committee as presented to fund the Equipment and Emergency Funds, an inclement weather policy, and a part time public works employee to drive the garbage truck and do meter readings at a rate of $17.00 per hour. Motion carried. 5/0.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Heinrich to approve the 3 recommendations of the Building/Grounds/Equipment committee as presented to allow Ms. Schonauer to hang light at the community center, to switch the City’s phone service from Century Link to MLGC, and to obtain cost to do a few experimental area streets with the recommendations of an experienced contractor and tile company. Motion carried. 5/0. Gorres will obtain the estimate prior to the next City Council meeting on 6/10/19.
Beckel moved, seconded by Lemay to approve the American Legion gaming site authorization application as well as the Northwood Fire Department gaming site authorizations applications for 2 locations. Motion carried. 5/0.
Lemay moved, seconded by Heinrich to approve Valley Lawn Care to park their equipment and fertilizer at the City West Shop. They must contact Gorres for exact location. They must continue as in the past to keep the weeds off the lot located at 4th Main Street. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Lemay to approve Melanie Todd’s application for a construction meter at 416 Main St., Troy Johnson’s applications for construction meters at 520 Doheny St. S., 507 Washington Ave, and 105 Berg St. N. on the stipulation that no one resides at the locations. Motion carried. 5/0.
Northwood Commercial Club requested that during Old Fashion Saturday Celebration, the Beer Gardens could be placed out front of the establishments rather than the back. Also, they inquired about drinking beer/wine in the streets during the street dance session from 6pm -10pm on Saturday. The City Council declined both the inquiries.
There was a discussion concerning the questions submitted by the Commercial Club to the council pertaining to the Old Fashion Saturday Celebration. Radke was directed to draft a document for the for the possible petting zoo.
Hall moved, seconded by Lemay to approve the Hut Bar’s License extension for 6/22/19 to the Community Center. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Hall to approve the renewal of the Neptune software and hardware maintenance that will cover 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020 for a total cost of $1593.75. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve the proposal submitted by AE2S for the purchase of a Trimble R1 device and accessories for the GIS data mobile web editing/viewing system on the ESRI Server. The total cost of $3315.00 which includes the annual fee of $950.00. The annual fee may vary year to year. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Lemay to pay Keith Cooper $17.00 per hour for the assistance driving the Garbage truck. Also approved was the rate of $17.00 per hour to the part time individual to be appointed the position of garbage truck driver and meter reader for the City. Motion carried.5/0.
Robert Heinrich resignation as a Ward 2 council member was tabled until June meeting.
Hall moved, seconded by Lemay to approve 2 dump truck loads of recycled asphalt for the Northwood Park District for the cart trail from tee box on hole #1 down the hill for a cost of $50.00. Motion carried. 5/0.
The wash out west of town topic was tabled until next meeting when further information can be obtained.
Gorres addressed the Council concerning the sewer line at the Fire Hall and in front of City Hall. Gorres will obtain estimates for the cost to repair and correct the issues with the sewer line before the next council meeting in June.
Lemay moved, seconded by Ferguson to allow Gorres to conduct the interview and hiring process for the Temporary full-time summer help as well as the part time garbage truck driver/meter reader position. Motion carried. 5/0.
The Commercial club’s request for road barricades during the celebration of Old Fashion Saturday was submitted and acknowledged by Gorres, they will be taken care of. To include the road by Old Depot Thursday evening and Saturday morning, Main Street Saturday morning, and Washington Ave from alley behind bar to Main Street Saturday morning.
Heinrich moved, seconded by Hall to approve Todd Erickson’s request to assist in placing a culvert. Erickson would cover the entire cost of the culvert and hook up material, the only cost on the City would be the material to cover the culvert and the man hours to do so. Motion carried. 5/0.
Gorres addressed the Council concerning the Backflow Bootcamp training he recently attended.
Chief Pollert addressed the Council concerning the process in which the police officer interviews are conducted.
Beckel moved, seconded by Hall to have a Deputy, the Northwood Chief of Police, a member from the Police/Fire/ Health committee, and a member from the Auditing/Personnel committee to conduct the interview of any Police Officers and make the recommendation to the City Council. Motion carried.5/0.
There was a discussion on what Chief Pollert may offer recruits for a salary to become a fulltime Police Officer with the City of the Northwood.
Beckel moved, seconded by Lemay to offer any new fulltime Police Officer a salary of $37,500.00 annually with a $2,500.00 sign on bonus, $1,250 at the time of sign on and $1,250.00 at the end of the 90 day probationary period, with a 2 year contract. If the contract is broken, the sign on bonus will be paid back to the City. Motion carried.5/0.
Chief Pollert addressed the Council on the possibility of contracting the Sheriff’s Department and disbanding the Northwood City Police Department. Chief Pollert will ask Andy Schneider to attend the next Council meeting to present information concerning a contract with the Sherriff’s Department. Chief Pollert will also submit to the Council a copy of the Larimore contract for reference.
Chief Pollert addressed the Council concerning the recent training he has been attending.
Mayor Uglem addressed the members concerning a possible space for the pre-school. Initially the current Police Department location was discussed but was quickly dismissed due to the fact there is no water or sewer in that space.
Hall moved, seconded by Beckel to pay bills. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Beckel to pay bills. Motion carried. 5/0.
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|-99596||E||99 MISSOURI RIVER||151.38|
|-99595||E||234 Cardmember Service||479.96|
|226423||SC||401 GAIL DUCIOAME||170.52|
|226433||SC||2 ADVANCED BUSINESS||400.00|
|226434||SC||12 AMERIPRIDE LINEN||514.54|
|226435||SC||31 BRAUN ELECTRIC||2028.74|
|226436||SC||241 City of Northwood||10155.35|
|226437||SC||43 COOL STUFF||140.62|
|226438||SC||1018 Dakota Country FRame & Gift Shop||211.27|
|226440||SC||239 East Central Regional Water Dist.||7552.42|
|226441||SC||55 FERGUSON Waterworks #2516||4043.80|
|226442||SC||401 GAIL DUCIOAME||27.73|
|226443||SC||64 GLOBAL SAFETY||149.00|
|226444||SC||66 GRAND FORKS UTILITY||2743.46|
|226445||SC||872 James Gorres||18.00|
|226446||SC||904 James Gorres||127.06|
|226447||SC||76 JOHNSON PUBLISHING||209.30|
|226449||SC||89 MELAND LUMBER||427.47|
|226450||SC||233 Millers Fresh Foods||139.69|
|226453||SC||124 NORTHWOOD AIRPORT||9496.65|
|226454||SC||276 Northwood Cemetery Assoc.||4748.75|
|226455||SC||275 Northwood Economic Development||10884.72|
|226456||SC||242 Northwood Plumbinb & Heating||607.90|
|226458||SC||744 Railroad Management Company||1824.00|
|226460||SC||895 Sam Spear||51.63|
|226461||SC||746 Shelly Radke||312.40|
|226462||SC||176 SHEYENNE TOOLING &||733.76|
|226463||SC||552 Skips Cenex||972.52|
|226464||SC||178 SKIPS PETROLEUM||2640.61|
|226465||SC||213 UGLEM NESS CO||400.47|
|226466||SC||218 US BANK||84545.00|
|226467||SC||227 VERIZON WIRELESS||188.58|
|226482||SC||134 NORTHWOOD PARK||4181.16|
|226483||SC||40 CENTURY LINK||91.18|
|226484||SC||983 Century Link||868.46|
|226485||SC||98 MINNKOTA POWER CO-||11250.31|
|226487||SC||141 ONE-CALL CONCEPTS||4.25|
|226488||SC||405 Ramada Bismarck Hotel||84.60|
|226489||SC||858 Ramkota Hotel||253.80|
|226492||SC||239 East Central Regional Water Dist.||11215.75|
|226414||P||10 ALVIN BOUCHER||157.45|
|226415||P||27 GAIL M. DUCIOAME||413.85|
|226416||P||9 JOYCE MAGNUS||434.04|
|226417||P||1005 Patrick W. Moreland||1131.26|
|226418||P||1003 Mark Pollert||1193.88|
|226419||P||32 SHELLY K. RADKE||36.94|
|226420||P||HEALTH INS BLUE CROSS OF ND||7537.10|
|226421||P||AFLAC ACC – PRE AFLAC WORLDWIDE HEADQUAR||682.24|
|226422||P||LIFE INSURANCE UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMP||152.00|
|226424||P||DEFERRED COMP NDPERS||100.00|
|226427||P||5 SCOTT BULLERT||957.39|
|226428||P||34 James Gorres||1685.60|
|226429||P||1006 Michele Gorres||306.88|
|226430||P||31 SHELLY RADKE||940.03|
|226431||P||14 SAM SPEAR||1205.63|
|226432||P||SIT OFFICE OF STATE TAX COMM||646.01|
|226468||P||4 KEVIN MASTRUD||394.65|
|226470||P||27 GAIL M. DUCIOAME||413.85|
|226471||P||1008 Cameron Davis||157.26|
|226472||P||9 JOYCE MAGNUS||434.04|
|226473||P||1005 Patrick W. Moreland||1131.26|
|226474||P||1003 Mark Pollert||1193.88|
|226475||P||5 SCOTT BULLERT||911.42|
|226476||P||1007 Richard Bjoralt||194.52|
|226477||P||34 James Gorres||1479.10|
|226478||P||1006 Michele Gorres||142.96|
|226479||P||1009 Roger Ostlie||596.69|
|226480||P||31 SHELLY RADKE||1149.30|
|226481||P||14 SAM SPEAR||1580.48|
Meeting adjourned 10:02pm
Mayor, Gerald Uglem Auditor, Shelly Radke