Valley City Commission Proceedings
February 6, 2018
5:00 PM Meeting, City Hall
President Carlsrud presided and continued with roll call at 5:04 PM.
Members present: Commissioner Pedersen, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell.
Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Attorney Mertins, City Auditor Richter, Assessor Hansen, Public Works Accountant/Manager Jacobson, Police Chief Hatcher, Dave Andersen, Chad Petersen from KLJ, Gary Retterath.
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda – Remove N1, Consent D
Approval of Minutes
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from January 16 and January 26, 2018 meetings, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Consent Agenda
- Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Building Inspector, Auditor, Municipal Judge and Public Works Accountant.
- Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $2,349,194.09
- Approve raffle permits for Barnes County Ducks Unlimited, Native American Culture Club, North American Game Warden Museum
- Approve mechanical contractor license for Dakota Plains Mechanical
Commissioner Pedersen moved to approve the consent agenda, Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.
There were no public comments.
Approve Resolution No. 2125, a resolution to amend a fee for parking tickets.
City Attorney Mertins introduced Resolution No. 2125, this will bring the Valley City in conformance NDCC. Commissioner Powell moved to approve Resolution No. 2125, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.
Police Chief Hatcher stated that ten dollars is a sufficient fee for parking violations in comparison to other fees in Valley City and indicated that the timing is a concern for the department. City Attorney Mertins stated that it would be feasible to amend the criminal code to allow a ten dollar fee; in order to do so, this could be done through an ordinance at the next meeting. City Administrator Schelkoph stated that the passage of the twenty dollar fine may limit parking violations.
Commissioner Magnuson inquired if enforcing parking ticket non-payment issues might be addressed separately.
City Administrator Schelkoph recommend the passage of the twenty dollar fee.
Roll call vote: Bishop AYE; Magnuson NAY; Pedersen NAY; Powell NAY; Carlsrud AYE. Motion failed.
Approve Resolution No. 2126, a resolution determining sufficiency of protest for Paving Improvement District No. 117
City Auditor Richter reported that protests were received for Paving Improvement District No. 117 with 2.25% in Swanke Addition and 0.46% for seal coat.
Commissioner Pedersen moved to approve Resolution No. 2126, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Resolution 2127, Accepting Final Plans and Specifications for Paving Improvement District No. 117 and authorizing Engineer to advertise for bid.
Chad Petersen from KLJ reviewed Paving Improvement District No. 117. The estimated project cost is $720,000. Commissioner Powell moved to approve Resolution No. 2127, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve sale of Lot 6, Riverview Drive Third Addition for $7,013.
City Administrator Schelkoph presented the bid received for Lot 6, Riverview Drive Third Addition. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvement to 240 13th St NE.
City Assessor Hansen provided overview of the Property Tax Exemption for Improvements program and stated that 240 13th Street NE meets the criteria. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvement to 426 3rd St NW.
City Assessor Hansen reported that 426 3rd St NW will be a complete remodel and meets the criteria for the program. Commissioner Pedersen moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Memorandum of Understanding between State of ND ITD and City of Valley City for statewide interoperable radio network
City Attorney Mertins stated that the ND Legislative Assembly in 2017 made the state interoperable radio network a statewide priority. Police Chief Hatcher stated that this will allow multiple agencies the ability to talk over the same frequencies when responding to a single incident.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.
Award bid for demolition of Elevators & Steel Bins located at Mill Dam to Swanberg Construction in the amount of $164,500.00.
City Administrator Schelkoph reported that six contractors bid on this project with the low bid made by Swanberg Construction. Commissioner Pedersen moved to award bid for demolition to Swanberg Construction, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.
City Administrator’s Report
City Administrator Schelkoph will be attending a State Water Commission on Thursday to request funding for the damaged filters at the Water Treatment Plant.
City Updates & Commission Reports
City Auditor Richter reported that the 2018 Regular Election includes President, 2 Commissioners, 3 Park Board Members. Information available at City Hall or website. Candidates must file by Monday April 9.
Fire Chief Retterath reminded residents to uncover fire hydrants in neighborhoods; check gas meters to ensure that the meters are uncovered as well.
Chad Petersen from KLJ provided update on Permanent Flood Protection Phase II construction.
Commissioner Powell stated that the parking lot lighting looks good.
President Carlsrud thanked Commission and city employees.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:38 pm.
Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission
Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City