09/04/2018 Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
September 4, 2018
5:00 PM Meeting, City Hall

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

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

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Attorney Schoenack, City Auditor Richter, Public Works Accountant/Manager Jacobson, Police Chief Hatcher, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Swearing in of Police Officer Travis Johnson

President Carlsrud swore in Police Officer Travis Johnson.

Approval of Agenda – Remove N2

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the August 21, 2018 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Building Inspector, Auditor, Municipal Judge and Public Works Accountant.
  2. Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $3,077,776.70
  3. Approve Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor License for Burning Desires, Inc., Grant’s Mechanical
  4. Approve Raffle Permit for Barnes County Historical Society, Sheyenne Care Center
  5. Approve Tree Trimming License for Mike’s Construction & Repair, Pine Country Nursery

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Public Hearing

Public hearing to consider issuance of Bonds by the Duluth Economic Development Authority on behalf of Essentia Health and its affiliates

President Carlsrud declared the public hearing open. Ronni Tansey from Chapman & Cutler, LLC on behalf of Essentia Health stated that per IRS regulations, the City of Valley City is required to hold a public hearing prior to the issuance of these bonds. There were no comments. Commissioner Bishop moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.

Approve Resolution No. 2153, a Resolution approving the issuance of Bonds by the Duluth Economic Development Authority on behalf of Essentia Health and its affiliates.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Resolution No. 2153, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Presentation on Valley City Green Dot
Jacob Olson from APOC presented a new community project entitled, Valley City Green Dot, to help equip individuals to prevent or intervene in domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse situations. Olson stated training will be available soon.

Removed – Consider library parking lot plan

Consider Cost-Share Request to ND State Water Commission for Construction of Phase 3 Permanent Flood Protection and Phase 4 Buyouts
Chad Petersen from KLJ presented the City Commission with the cost-share request that the ND State Water Commission will consider for the construction of Phase 3, expected to begin in 2019 and Phase 4 buyouts which are needed prior to the 2020 construction phase (should this phase be funded). The request will be presented at the State Water Commission meeting on October 11.

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the cost-share request, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator’s Report

There was no report.

City Updates & Commission Reports

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated the concrete pavement repair is complete; grinding on 8th Avenue NE and Wintershow Road is complete; the Striping contractor will be here next week for concrete streets; 3rd Avenue SE work continues; the Permanent Flood Protection Phase II walls near the Elks will be complete mid-September.
Commissioner Powell asked the public to watch out for pedestrians while driving.
President Carlsrud reported there is a call for volunteer fire fighters, if you are interested, please apply.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:21 PM.

Attested to by:

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.