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City Council Meeting Minutes From 8/12/2019

REGULAR MEETING, CITY COUNCIL
NORTHWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA
August 12, 2019
Mayor Gerald Uglem called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM at Northwood City Community Center. Present for roll call were the following Council Members: Jake Beckel, Sarah Ferguson, Gordon Hall, and Derrick Strand. Member absent was Chad Lemay. Staff present: City Auditor Shelly Radke, Clerk Gail Ducioame, Chief of Police Mark Pollert, and Public Works Superintendent James Gorres. Public present were Karl Broeren, Shannon Uglem, Scott Ostlie, and Brendan Dufner.
Beckel moved, seconded by Hall to appoint Noelle Broeren as Ward 2 City Council member, term 2019 – 2022. Motion carried. 4/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Strand to approve Northwood Equity Elevator’s Building Permit # 19-2062 to construct a fertilizer tower as well as a 50 ft x 136 ft fertilizer storage facility with a 30 ft x 136 ft alleyway. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Strand to accept the filing of Northwood Equity Elevator’s application for property tax incentives for new or expanding businesses and to forward the application to the Department of Commerce with the understanding the terms of any exemption will be negotiated at a later date. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion pertaining to the Pulses America request letter. This was tabled for Gorres to obtain further information including estimated cost to move the fire hydrant.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve minutes for the Regular Council meeting from 7/8/19 and minutes for the Special Council meeting from 7/15/19. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Strand to receive and file the cash report. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Broeren to receive and file the approval of the permit # 19-2061 (Nathan Wilson), #19-2063 (Tricia Moulton), # 19-2064 (Donald Woodward), and # 19-2065 (Chris & Ashley Thompson) . Motion carried. 5/0.
Council accepted the City Forester’s, Tim Mutchler, recommendation to remove the birch tree located on the berm at 508 Doheny Street, as well as replace the tree at a later date. Gorres to arrange this.
Strand moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve Dennis Danzl’s applications for construction meter for the locations of 511 Main Street and 507 Hougen Street. Motion carried. 5/0.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Hall to approve the Beer Garden application submitted by The Hut. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve The Hut License Extension application. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Broerer to approve splitting the remaining amount above the $717.75, $182.25, from the lease fee for Little Learners monthly between the Police Department and the Public Works funds to recover some of the cost for the move and renovations. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to allow Farmers Union to be the City’s representative for the NDIRF State Tornado and Fire Insurance. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve the Northwood City Library’s request for a 5 year lease at $386.10 a month for 206 Main Street. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Strand to approve the Buildings/Grounds/Equipment recommendation to the City Council to allow bow hunting (not rifle) at the City Lagoon through a lottery, with a signed hunting lease agreement. The lottery winners, a total of 5 people per season, will need to obtain liability insurance. The hunting stands will need to be removed from the property at the end of the season. There will be a $5.00 entrance fee and those who are drawn, a $25.00 permit fee to hunt the lagoon. The City has the right to revoke the hunting privileges at any time and refuse to allow any future lottery entrance. Motion carried. 5/0.
Radke was directed to place an ad in the Gleaner explaining the City is now excepting bow hunting applications for bow hunting at the City Lagoon. The ad is to run from August 19th through August 26th with a drawing on the 28th of August.
Strand moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve Louise Ostlie’s Renaissance Zone Application. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion concerning the request and complaint letters from the Northwood Hockey Boosters, Corlene Binztler, and Bonnie Sampson. Radke was directed to compose response letters.
Ferguson addressed the members concerning a complaint concerning the Generation dumpsters. Gorres will move then to a Friday pickup.
Beckel moved, seconded by Hall to amend the Fireworks Ordinance to include a fee of $50 for the first violation and have the fee double for each consecutive violation. Motion carried. 5/0.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Beckel to amend the ATV ordinance to alter the definition of an ATV to cover golf carts, rangers, 4 wheelers, and UTA’s; as well as changing # 10 pertaining to seatbelts to only include those that are manufactured with seatbelts. Motion carried. 5/0.
Beckel moved, seconded by Strand to approve the lease of a John Deere Tractor for the winter of 2019/2020 through John Deere with an 8-month lease, 250 – 275 hrs., and 135-195 PTO HP for $4977.50. Motion carried. 5/0.
Gorres addressed the Council with an update.
Hall moved, seconded by Beckel to accept the bid from Naastad Brothers of $74,025.50 to correct the washout west of Northwood. Motion carried. 5/0.
Gorres addressed the members concerning Banners that need to be replaced. This is to be sent to Buildings/Ground/Equipment committee with input from the Commercial Club.
Gorres informed the Council the cost for chip seal for the streets will be $676.00 per ton and the truck will carried about 24 tons. This should provide for the city for about 2 years.
There was a discussion pertaining to the need for cameras at the West Shop and Landfill.
There was a discussion concerning wood cutting at the landfill. Individuals will need to fill out a waiver before having access to the landfill. Radke with collaborate with Gorres to put an ad in the Gleaner.
There was a discussion pertaining to the intersection of 1st Street and Park Street.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Hall to accept the bid from Kolenda Cooling and Heating for a mini split A/C at the new Public Works Office at the West Shop for $2590.00. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion concerning the PLC system and the fire hydrant pressure requirements. Gorres will look into this.
Chief Pollert addressed the Council concerning the monthly Police Activity report as well as an update.
Beckel moved, seconded by Hall to hire Jordan Hoffer as a fulltime Northwood Police Officer with an annual salary of $37,500.00 and a $2,500.00 sign on bonus, $1,250.00 at the time of sign on and $1250.00 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.
Strand moved, seconded by Hall to reinstate Cameron Davis as a Northwood Flex Police Officer. Motion carried. 5/0.
Radke was directed to run an ad for 2 weeks to accept applications for a Flex Police Officer.
Chief Pollert informed the Council of the new Police schedule that will be used.
There was a discussion on the New House Bill that allows the City to increase traffic violations. This was tabled until next Council meeting.
There was a discussion concerning reducing the speed limit within City limits. Chief Pollert recommends reducing the speed to 15MPH Citywide.
Beckel addressed the members concerning a complaint he received concerning Parkway Lane West. Gorres will look into what can be done.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to pay bills. Motion carried. 5/0.

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-99587 E         99 MISSOURI RIVER                              52174.21

-99586 E         99 MISSOURI RIVER                                 87.46

-99585 E        247 Alerus Financial                               85.99

226662 SC         2 ADVANCED BUSINESS                             400.00

226663 SC        12 AMERIPRIDE LINEN                              553.67

226665 SC        30 BORDER STATES                                8558.35

226666 SC      1028 Brass Rail                                     81.00

226667 SC        31 BRAUN ELECTRIC                              10116.52

226668 SC       477 Brudvik Law Office                            350.00

226669 SC        37 BUTLER MACHINERY                             1507.31

226671 SC       241 City of Northwood                           11703.50

226672 SC        43 COOL STUFF                                    132.51

226673 SC        55 FERGUSON Waterworks #2516                     430.24

226674 SC      1026 Frontier Precision, Inc                        14.16

226675 SC       401 GAIL DUCIOAME                                  35.67

226676 SC        66 GRAND FORKS UTILITY                          3650.22

226677 SC       958 GTACCESS, database Systems                    290.00

226679 SC        75 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL                          180.72

226680 SC        76 JOHNSON PUBLISHING                            346.74

226681 SC        82 KRABBENHOFT                                   315.25

226682 SC        83 LAKESIDE                                     1050.00

226684 SC        89 MELAND LUMBER                                 203.73

226685 SC       303 MIKE’S CUSTOM                                 949.37

226686 SC       233 Millers Fresh Foods                            70.50

226687 SC      1029 Minitex                                        71.00

226688 SC       288 MLGC                                          492.28

226689 SC      1030 National Muffler & Auto Service               625.00

226690 SC       266 ND Department Of Environmental Qu             200.00

226691 SC       347 NDHC                                          170.00

226692 SC       124 NORTHWOOD AIRPORT                             197.52

226693 SC       276 Northwood Cemetery Assoc.                      98.83

226694 SC       275 Northwood Economic Development               9796.98

226695 SC       289 Northwood Equity Elevator Co.                 250.00

226696 SC       141 ONE-CALL CONCEPTS                              16.80

226698 SC       147 POLAR                                          68.61

226699 SC       148 POSTMASTER                                    235.00

226700 SC       552 Skips Cenex                                  1470.73

226701 SC       196 T & R ELECTRIC                               4974.00

226702 SC       870 US Bank                                       500.00

226703 SC       227 VERIZON WIRELESS                              188.36

226706 SC       229 WASTE MANAGEMENT                              400.97

226717 SC        98 MINNKOTA POWER CO-                           5710.55

226718 SC      1034 Grand Forks County Recorders Offi              20.00

226720 SC        40 CENTURY LINK                                   59.00

226721 SC       983 Century Link                                  209.34

226722 SC        66 GRAND FORKS UTILITY                          2411.65

226723 SC       244 Nodak                                          42.22

226724 SC       944 Visa                                           87.64

226732 SC       134 NORTHWOOD PARK                               4401.76

226733 SC       239 East Central Regional Water Dist.           11961.81

226734 SC       148 POSTMASTER                                    171.08

-89694 P     FIT             EFTPS                                389.81

-89693 P     FIT             EFTPS                                114.97

-89692 P     FIT             EFTPS                               1547.07

-89691 P     FIT             EFTPS                                436.28

-89690 P     FIT             EFTPS                               1821.65

226652 P         10 ALVIN BOUCHER                                 157.45

226653 P       1010 Charles Farrington                            204.10

226654 P       1003 Mark Pollert                                 1320.05

226655 P         32 SHELLY K. RADKE                                36.94

226656 P         27 GAIL M. DUCIOAME                              413.85

226657 P     HEALTH INS      BLUE CROSS OF ND                    5093.60

226658 P     AFLAC ACC – PRE AFLAC WORLDWIDE HEADQUAR             760.04

226659 P     LIFE INSURANCE  UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMP             152.20

226660 P     DEFERRED COMP   NDPERS                               100.00

226661 P     NDPERS          NDPERS                              2634.54

226707 P          5 SCOTT BULLERT                                 852.28

226708 P       1011 Noah Bjerke                                   489.43

226709 P         34 James Gorres                                 1584.38

226710 P       1006 Michele Gorres                                258.67

226711 P         31 SHELLY RADKE                                 1040.97

226712 P         14 SAM SPEAR                                    1214.68

226713 P         25 JOHN VASICEK                                  168.41

226714 P         27 GAIL M. DUCIOAME                              413.85

226715 P       1010 Charles Farrington                            125.60

226716 P       1003 Mark Pollert                                 1247.05

226719 P     SIT             OFFICE OF STATE TAX COMM             539.68

226725 P          5 SCOTT BULLERT                                1219.08

226726 P       1011 Noah Bjerke                                   537.54

226727 P         34 James Gorres                                 1765.66

226728 P       1006 Michele Gorres                                298.94

226729 P         31 SHELLY RADKE                                 1050.65

226730 P         14 SAM SPEAR                                    1298.38

226731 P         25 JOHN VASICEK                                  245.86

226741 P     31     SHELLY RADKE                                    6.92

 

Meeting adjourned 9:44pm
________________                    ____________________
Mayor, Gerald Uglem                       Auditor, Shelly Radke