SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
NORTHWOOD CITY COUNCIL
NORTHWOOD, NORTH DAKOTA
Monday, July 15, 2019
Mayor Gerald Uglem called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM at Northwood City Hall. Present for rollcall were the following Council Members: Derrick Strand, Chad Lemay, Jake Beckel, Sarah Ferguson, and Gordon Hall. Staff present: Auditor Shelly Radke, Clerk Gail Ducioame, Public Works Superintendent Jim Gorres, and Chief Mark Pollert. Public present were Paul and Wendy Peterson at 6:15PM.
There was a discussion concerning the responsibility of the Grinder Toilet for the duration of the Little Learners lease at 208 Main Street to conduct the business of a Pre-School.
There was a discussion pertaining to the monthly rent for the location of 208 Main Street and the cost to relocate the Police Department.
There was a discussion on the duration of the lease and whether or not the lease will automatically renew.
There was a discussion concerning the possible deadline of the Police Department to vacate 208 Main Street.
Ferguson moved, seconded by Strand to authorize legal counsel to prepare lease reflecting the negotiated terms and to authorize Mayor Uglem to execute said lease. Terms negotiated were: Little Learners will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the grinder toilet for the duration of the lease, monthly rent fee for 208 Main Street is $900.00, the lease is for a total of 5 years at the conclusion of the lease the terms will be renegotiated, there will be no automatic renewal of lease, there will be no option to break the lease; if lease is broken the remaining duration of the lease will be paid, the proposed deadline for the Police Department to vacate 208 Main Street is 8/14/2019. Motion carried. 3/2. Voting Yes were Beckel, Ferguson, and Strand; Voting No was Lemay, and Hall abstained.
Chief Pollert addressed the members concerning the possibility of extra Policing Service from the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department for Old Fashion Celebration, specifically 7/26/19 and 7/27/19.
Hall moved, seconded by Strand to approve an extra police service contract with the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department for $1000.00, contract will be arranged by Chief Pollert. Motion carried. 5/0.
There was a discussion pertaining to the test areas for the City streets. It was suggested, due to the cost, to complete only one test area and wait to see the outcome.
Gorres stated to the members this work will not be done this year.
There was a discussion on how to fund this project.
Adjourned at 6:50 PM
Mayor, Gerald Uglem Auditor, Shelly Radke
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING