Valley City Commission Proceedings
October 16, 2018
5:00 PM Meeting, City Hall
Vice President Magnuson called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson. President Carlsrud joined at 5:10 PM.
Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Attorney Schoenack, City Auditor Richter, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Assessor Hanson, Police Chief Hatcher, Chad Petersen from KLJ.
Approval of Agenda – Addition of N3 & N4
Approval of Minutes
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the October 2, 2018 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.
Approval of Consent Agenda
- Approve Raffle Permit for Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and for Shine
- Approve Parade Application for Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce (Parade of Lights) on Thursday, November 29 at 6:00 PM on Central Avenue
- Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for Rotary Wine Tasting at the Barnes County Museum on October 30, 2018 for Dakota Silver & The Liquor Locker
Commissioner Powell moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Erickson/ Motion carried.
Mary Lee Nielsen, the City of Valley City appointed alternate for Lake Agassiz Water Authority Board, reported Devils Lake wants to join LAWA with a request to recieve 1 cfs and for the project to use the McClusky Canal as part of the Red River Water Supply project.
President Carlsrud presided over the remainder of the meeting.
Approve first reading of Ordinance No. 1041, an Ordinance Repealing Title 15.1 and Replacing Title 10, Stormwater Management
City Attorney Schoenack stated that Title 15.1 will be repealed and replaced as Title 10. Schoenack made changes for readability, formatting, and adding a willful component to the penalty section.
Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Ordinance No. 1041, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Resolution No. 2158, a Resolution Creating Paving Improvement District No. 118
Chad Petersen from KLJ reported that Paving Improvement District No. 118 is on 5th Avenue NW from Main Street W to 12th Street NW. Commissioner Powell inquired about funding sources. Chad Petersen from KLJ clarified up to 80% is paid by NDDOT, 10% from the R&R Fund; 10% through Special Assessments.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Resolution No. 2158, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Resolution No. 2159, a Resolution Amending Rates & Fees for Solid Waste Services
City Administrator Schelkoph reported the city resident disposal rate will be reduced to $0 per ton from $20 per ton for trees and branches; there will remain a commercial disposal rate for non-residents at previously set rate of $20 per ton.
Commissioner Bishop stated this resolution ensures that residents can dispose of trees for free and should not be charged if a commercial entity disposes of the trees for them.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Resolution No. 2159, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.
Receive 2018 Annual Foresters Report
City Forester Willis Wagar reported there continues to be a problem with Dutch Elm disease. The number of diseased trees is down from 2017 (100 trees to 70 trees in 2018). Wagar found no evidence of Emerald Ash Bore in Valley City. Wagar reported some black ash in town are effected by cottony ash psyllid.
Consider Decision Items for Project No. SU-2-990(059) – 5th Ave NW Reconstruction
Chad Petersen from KLJ stated the Reconstruction project includes Paving Improvement District 118 as well as forthcoming watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer projects. A public input meeting was held on August 30, 2018. At which time, the public in attendance were not in favor of a 40’ wide street.
Commissioner Bishop inquired if this would be a good time to do an underground electrical service with the reconstruction. City Administrator Schelkoph stated that to do an underground electrical service along the 5th Avenue NW corridor, the service to the private property needs to be upgraded as well which requires citizen buy-in.
Commissioner Erickson stated the public preferred Alternative B – no change in width of road, with no parking on the streets. City Administrator Schelkoph concurred the public preferred Alternative B.
Commissioner Erickson moved to proceed with Alternative B – 30’ build alternative with no parking, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.
Roll Call: Erickson: yea; Bishop: yea; Magnuson: nay; Powell: yea; Carlsrud: yea. Motion carried.
Approve Gaming Site Authorization for North Dakota Winter Show on November 28, 2018 at the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center, 700 7th St SE
Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the Gaming Site for the North Dakota Winter Show on November 28, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Gaming Site Authorization for the North Dakota Winter Show on November 29-30,
2018 at the Valley City Eagles Aeries 2192
Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the Gaming Site for the North Dakota Winter Show on November 29 – 30, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.
City Administrator’s Report
City Administrator Schelkoph reported due to the recent snow storm, the last Thursday & Friday of October, the City will pickup trees that are less than 4” in diameter. To schedule a pickup, please call Public Works. Schelkoph reported MRES passed its 2019 budget, including no increases in electricity rates for the MRES membership. Schelkoph reported the City requested $10.89 million in funding from the 2019-2021 biennium budget for Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV Construction and Phase V Design Engineering.
City Updates & Commission Reports
Police Chief Hatcher encouraged the public to participate in the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive that continues on October 17.
Chad Petersen from KLJ stated work continues on 3rd Avenue and Permanent Flood Protection. Petersen reported the State Water Commission approved the requests presented for the 2019 – 2021 biennium budget. Petersen reported the contractor is preparing pricing for the removal of the powerhouse.
Commissioner Powell thanked VCPW for work after snow/ice storm.
Commissioner Magnuson thanked the citizens for patience and foresight to move Valley City forward.
President Carlsrud thanked Reiner Construction for their work on the Permanent Flood Protection.
The meeting adjourned at 6:05 PM.
Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission
Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City