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City Council Minutes from 6/10/19

REGULAR MEETING, CITY COUNCIL
NORTHWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA
June 10, 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: Derrick Strand, Chad Lemay, Robert Heinrich, Sarah Ferguson, and Gordon Hall. Member absent: Jake Beckel. Staff present: City Auditor Shelly Radke, Clerk Gail Ducioame, Chief of Police Mark Pollert, and Public Works Superintendent James Gorres. Public present: Wendy and Paul Peterson, Dan Turner, Sheriff Andrew Schneider, Chief Deputy David Stromberg, Captain Joel Lloyd, and Michelle Olson (of the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office).
Mayor Uglem gave the floor to Sheriff Andrew Schneider. Schneider discussed, in detail, the services the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department can provide the City if the Council decided to contract their services. He also discussed the estimated cost to the City for this service, as well as the information that may be put in place through the contract. At minimum it would take 45 days to implement the conversion to obtain a policing contract with the Sheriff’s Office. Schneider is willing to attend a public meeting to answer any questions or concerns by the public.
Heinrich moved, seconded by Hall to compose a draft contract with the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department to provide Police service for the City of Northwood before the next City Council meeting on Monday July 8th. Motion carried. 5/0.
Radke was directed to schedule a Committee meeting to draft a contract with the Sheriff’s Department. Once contract is drafted then a public meeting can be scheduled to allow the public to speak.
Mayor Uglem gave the floor to Wendy and Paul Peterson. They addressed the members concerning the issues with a location for Little Learners. They sold 14 Main Street location to Trevor Todd. The Peterson are looking at the possibility of the Police Department location on Main Street. It was stated they must be in a location by the end of July. The Peterson’s would need to make some renovations to 208 Main Street to pass State regulations for a pre-school.
Dan Turner addressed the Council concerning Ordinance 9.2006 pertaining to parking on City Streets for more than 48 hours. Turner currently has a camper parked on the street and was given a written notice by the Police Department to relocate the camper.
Lemay moved, seconded by Strand to allow Dan Turner 2 weeks to relocate his camper that is currently parked on the City Streets, without repercussion. Motion carried. 5/0.
Strand moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve minutes for the Regular Council meeting from 5/13/19 and minutes for the Public Hearing for Re-Zoning meeting from 5/13/19. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand 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 # 19-2056 (Northwood American Legion) and #19-2057 (Ron Braun). Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion concerning spraying weeds twice a year for 3 locations in Northwood. Radke was directed to contact Valley Lawn Care to get an estimate.
There was a discussion concerning the saturation of cardboard recycling. Radke was directed to contract Countrywide to discuss some options to prevent this.
There was a brief discussion concerning City employees smoking in City Buildings, West Shop. Gorres will address this issue with the employees.
There was a discussion pertaining to Strand Ready Mix paying for Commercial garbage service and not receiving it for the last 6 months.
Strand moved, seconded by Ferguson to credit Strand Ready Mix for the last 6 months of no serve received. For a Total of $150.00. Motion carried. 5/0.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Strand to approve the signing of Local Sales, Use and Gross Agreement with the State Tax Commissioner. Motion carried. 5/0.
Strand moved, seconded by Heinrich to approve both the Thunder Booster Club and the Northwood Park Districts Local Permit application. Motion carried. 5/0.
Heinrich moved, seconded by Ferguson to approve a Construction Meter for Todd Thingelstad at 403 Adam Street. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion concerning the recommendation from the City Forester, Tim Mutchler, pertaining to City trees. Radke was directed to ask Mutchler to attend the next Council meeting on July 8th.
Hall moved, seconded by Lemay to approve the sewer, water, and electrical applications submitted by Dollar General. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a brief discussion pertaining to old City light fixtures.
Hall moved, seconded by Lemay to approve the Bond for the City Auditor by Resolution for 25% of $1,381,031.75, which is $345,257.94. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion concern the Ice Cream Truck proposal submitted by Janelle Klava.
There was a discussion pertaining to the Ordinance drafted by City Attorney. Radke was directed to contact City Attorney to revise the amendment.
Per City Attorney’s recommendation the ATV Ordinance will be sent to committee to discuss further.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Strand to approve the amended 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 $4340.00 which includes the annual fee of $1450.00. The annual fee may vary year to year. Motion carried. 5/0.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to approve the bid submitted by Naastad Brothers to repair the sewer line in front of City Hall and Fire Hall at an estimated cost of $7885.00 to be paid out of the Emergency Fund. Motion carried. 5/0.
Gorres addressed the members concerning Braun Electric’s estimate of $5000.00 for the PLC computer system needed for the City water system.
Gorres gave a brief overview of the activities of the Public Works Department.
Gorres addressed the Council concerning Noah Bjerke possibly receiving overtime. At this time Council decided to keep him at 40 hours or less a week.
Lemay moved, seconded by Ferguson to reimburse Pollert the 4 hours he used of his comp time. Motion carried. 5/0.
Pollert addressed the Council with an overview of the Police activity for March, April, and May.
Pollert will bring the Police Vehicle to Grand Forks to obtain an estimate on repairs on Friday June 14th.
Pollert addressed the members concerning the possibility of reducing the speed limit within City Limits.
Radke explained to the members MLGC will be able to convert 8 of the 10 phone lines, however 2 will still need to stay with Century Link.
Radke addressed the Council concerning scheduling an Auditing Committee meeting to review the 2020 preliminary budget for Tuesday June 25th at 5:30pm.
The PSAP is tabled until next meeting.
Red River Regional Council is unable to assist in funding options for the cost of the SCADA system.
Lemay moved, seconded by Ferguson to accept the resignation of Robert Heinrich as Ward 2 City Council Member. Motion carried. 4/0 Heinrich abstained from vote.
Hall moved, seconded by Ferguson to pay bills. Motion carried. 5/0.

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226525 SC       904 James Gorres                                  299.49   5/19  05/14/19

226526 SC        76 JOHNSON PUBLISHING                            462.18   5/19  05/14/19

226527 SC        81 KOLENDA HEATING &                             589.95   5/19  05/14/19

226528 SC        82 KRABBENHOFT                                   242.02   5/19  05/14/19

226529 SC      1020 Lawrence D. Moll                               43.41   5/19  05/14/19

226530 SC       974 Mark Pollert                                   41.58   5/19  05/14/19

226531 SC        89 MELAND LUMBER                                  51.29   5/19  05/14/19

226532 SC       233 Millers Fresh Foods                            29.46   5/19  05/14/19

226533 SC        98 MINNKOTA POWER CO-                           7837.13   5/19  05/14/19

226534 SC       288 MLGC                                           31.75   5/19  05/14/19

226535 SC       244 Nodak                                           6.96   5/19  05/14/19

226536 SC       242 Northwood Plumbinb & Heating                 1261.55   5/19  05/14/19

226537 SC       141 ONE-CALL CONCEPTS                               3.60   5/19  05/14/19

226538 SC       147 POLAR                                          68.61   5/19  05/14/19

226539 SC       552 Skips Cenex                                  1313.96   5/19  05/14/19

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226543 SC       964 The Flower Shoppe, LLC                         45.00   5/19  05/14/19

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226563 SC      1023 Fraternal Order of Police                      48.00   5/19  05/23/19

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226498 P       1003 Mark Pollert                                 1193.88   5/19  05/01/19

226499 P         32 SHELLY K. RADKE                                36.94   5/19  05/01/19

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226503 P     DEFERRED COMP   NDPERS                               100.00   5/19  05/01/19

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226507 P       1006 Michele Gorres                                273.08   5/19  05/03/19

226508 P         31 SHELLY RADKE                                 1003.39   5/19  05/03/19

226509 P         14 SAM SPEAR                                    1369.00   5/19  05/03/19

226551 P         27 GAIL M. DUCIOAME                              413.85   5/19  05/15/19

226552 P       1010 Charles Farrington                            251.20   5/19  05/15/19

226553 P       1003 Mark Pollert                                 1193.88   5/19  05/15/19

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226555 P       1011 Noah Bjerke                                   196.52   5/19  05/16/19

226556 P       1012 Keith Cooper                                  167.19   5/19  05/16/19

226557 P         34 James Gorres                                 2041.56   5/19  05/16/19

226558 P       1006 Michele Gorres                                103.15   5/19  05/16/19

226559 P         31 SHELLY RADKE                                 1172.14   5/19  05/16/19

226560 P         14 SAM SPEAR                                    1228.90   5/19  05/16/19

226561 P         25 JOHN VASICEK                                   90.90   5/19  05/16/19

226569 P          5 SCOTT BULLERT                                1111.01   5/19  05/31/19

226570 P       1011 Noah Bjerke                                   429.72   5/19  05/31/19

226571 P         34 James Gorres                                 1555.71   5/19  05/31/19

226572 P       1006 Michele Gorres                                132.89   5/19  05/31/19

226573 P         31 SHELLY RADKE                                 1246.92   5/19  05/31/19

226574 P         14 SAM SPEAR                                    1276.22   5/19  05/31/19

226575 P         25 JOHN VASICEK                                  216.47   5/19  05/31/19

226591 P       1005 Patrick W. Moreland                            21.01   5/19  05/31/19

226592 P         31 SHELLY RADKE                                    6.92   5/19  05/31/19

Meeting adjourned 9:26pm
_______________________                  ___________________
Mayor, Gerald Uglem                                        Auditor, Shelly Radke

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