07/02/2019 City Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, ­July 2, 2019

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

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

Members absent: President Carlsrud.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Attorney Martineck, City Auditor Richter, City Assessor Hansen, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Lieutenant Rustebakke, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Approval of Agenda – Addition of R1, N4, N5, N6, N7; Removal of N8; R1

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the June 18, 2019 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. 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 $2,257,610.33
  3. Approve Raffle Permit for Barnes County Ducks Unlimited

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

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

New Business

Approve 2019-2020 Renewal of Gaming Site Authorization for Valley City State University Foundation at Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Field; W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse; Valley City Town & Country Club; Valley City Eagles Club

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the gaming site authorizations, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to 478 6th Ave NW

City Assessor Hansen recommended approval of application. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements at 1034 Viking Drive

City Assessor Hansen recommends approval of application. Commissioner Powell moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements at 227 8th St NW
City Assessor Hansen recommends approval of application. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Woodland Steakhouse

City Auditor Richter reported the application is complete and presented to the Commission as the paperwork was received late. City Attorney Martineck stated the license applications are due the first Monday in June and the Code allows the Commission to hold a separate hearing to determine if the suspension is appropriate. Richter stated the application was submitted after deadline on June 28. The application was late due to requirement confirmation of property taxes paid.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the license.

Commissioner Powell asked for clarification if the licenses is approved, what types of penalties apply? Martineck clarified there are no fines associated with violation of this section of code. Richter stated suspension requires a separate hearing.

City Administrator Schelkoph stated the new deadline was implemented last year and license holders were informed of the deadline. Richter clarified the applicant did not meet the 10 AM deadline on June 28.

Commissioner Powell seconded the motion.

Commissioner Powell was not in favor of suspension due to a matter of hours [June 28 deadline]. City Administrator Schelkoph clarified the application was due June 3. Commissioner Bishop spoke against going against the Ordinance. City Attorney Martineck stated the Commission could approve a temporary license until the public hearing; or approve the license and suspend after a public hearing.

The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Sabir’s Dining & Lounge

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the renewal of the license, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. City Auditor Richter stated licensee asked for leniency due to medical issue. Commissioner Magnuson asked for consistency. Commissioner Bishop indicated the licensee needs to come to a hearing.

The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for VFW Post 2764 subject to complete application and contingent to City Auditor approval
City Auditor Richter reported the City has not received a complete application. Commissioner Erickson moved to deny the renewal of the license, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Removed: Consider Recycling Contract

Resolution

Removed: R1) Approve Resolution No. 2210, a Resolution  Establishing Recycling Utility Rates

Approve Resolution No. 2209, a Resolution Declaring Sufficiency of Protest for Paving Improvement District No. 118 (5th Avenue NW)

City Auditor Richter stated the City received one protest, which is 3.34%. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Resolution No. 2209, seconded by Commissioner Powell. Ryan Froemke, property owner, inquired about the protest process. Deedra Froemke, property owner, asked about the storm sewer area and the City will provide a response.

The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator’s Report

City Administrator Schelkoph reminded residents that use of fireworks ends on July 5 and of appropriate use. Schelkoph provided an update on the recycling contract and indicated that the County Commission will consider support of Valley Recycling. Schelkoph asked the public to continue support of downtown businesses while Central is still under construction.

City Updates & Commission Reports

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported construction continues on Central Avenue, specifically storm sewer and bump out construction. Permanent Flood Protection work continues. Storm Sewer 50 work will begin July 15. Lights for downtown are expected between mid to late September.

Commissioner Magnuson thanked the Commission and city crews for their work and wished everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:35 PM.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

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

 

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