08/16/2018 Special Commission Meeting Minutes

Valley City Special Commission Proceedings
Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:30 AM Meeting, City Hall

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 6:30 AM.

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Erickson.

Members absent: Commissioner Powell. Powell at 6:37 AM.

Others Present: Finance Director Richter, City Attorney Schoenack, Chad Petersen from KLJ, Lieutenant Rustebakke.

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

New Business

Consider Project No. SU-2-990(053)057, Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50 – Wintershow Road/8th Avenue SW

Chad Petersen from KLJ project was began to address street flooding on Wintershow Road in approximately 2014. NDDOT is willing to cost share on the project if it discharges into the I-94 right of way. Public input meeting was held in 2016 with two options. Public input meeting in June 2018 considered four options. Petersen reviewed the four alternates for the project.

The project is scheduled for a November 9, 2018 bid opening. The estimated cost share for Alternate C is $30,000 from NDDOT.

City Auditor Richter reported Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50 has been added to the financial plans with NDDOT expected to pay half of the $1.0 to $1.2 million project. The local share is estimated to be $375,000 with $185,000 from R&R fund.

Petersen stated construction is programmed for 2019 to utilize federal funding.

Petersen stated the special assessments would have a benefit formula to reduce the cost for those with stormwater management plans.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Project No. SU-2-990(053)057 seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Alternate for Project No. SU-2-990(053)057, Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50 – Wintershow Road/8th Avenue SW

Commissioner Bishop inquired about Alternate D. Chad Petersen from KLJ reported Alternate D goes through the current detention pond. To go under the detention pond with pipe, additional costs would be incurred which are greater than the estimate provided.

Commissioner Magnuson would like to see a greater cost share from NDDOT as was originally considered in a previous version of the project as it addresses the Hanna Avenue issues as well.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Alternate C, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Resolution No. 2151, A Resolution calling for a public hearing on an issue of Revenue Bonds by the Duluth Economic Development Authority on behalf of Essentia Health and its affiliates

City Attorney Schoenack presented Resolution No. 2151, federal law requires fourteen days notice for the public hearing. The City is being asked to hold a public hearing for Duluth Economic Development Authority to issue refund bonds on behalf of Essentia Health.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve Resolution No. 2151, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.


Meeting adjourned at 7:07 AM.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

Posted in City Commission Minutes.