Special Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, January 27, 2020
President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.
Others Present: City Attorney Martineck, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher.
Approve Resolution No. 2239, a Resolution Declaring Slum and Blighted Area – North Dakota Main Street Program sponsored by South Central Dakota Regional Council
Jennifer Feist asked for approval to designate a specific area in Valley City for the Main Street Program, which meets the federal definition of slum and blight area. This is a 10 year program that is limited to exterior of building. In 2020, $160,000 has been allocated for our region. Maximum award: $40,000. Deadline for application is January 31. Scoring & ranking committee will review applications from region to make awards. Release of funds notice required prior to construction.
A revised map included in packet.
Attorney Martineck as part of the process, the City is required to make an
inventory of the properties within the area. The inventory reports have been
completed but the percentage needs to be reviewed by the Building Inspector.
City Attorney Martineck recommended that the Commission recess until Wednesday, January 29 at 12:30 PM to take final action on this item.
Commissioner Powell asked why the area can’t be extended until 4th Avenue SE. Feist stated the current area has been reviewed and expects it to be accepted by the state.
No action was taken.
Approve Resolution No. 2238, a Resolution of Sponsorship – Rocking DD Properties grant application for rehab of 358 North Central Avenue
City Attorney Martineck introduced the application, which is part of the Main Street Program. Diane Hochhalter requested the City to serve as Sponsor for the project at 358 North Central Avenue.
Approval of this item hinges on the report for Resolution No. 2237 and will be included in the Wednesday meeting. No action was taken.
Approve City Administrator job description and authorize advertising for position
City Attorney Martineck reported substantive changes include education and experience requirements; added public information officer duties to this position description. City Auditor Richter, President Carlsrud, Commissioner Magnuson, City Attorney Martineck served on the committee. Martineck plans to advertise locally and regionally for this position.
Bishop inquired if a City Administrator is needed. City Attorney Martineck per
city ordinance a City Administrator is required. The focus was on this position as a Project
Manager/Engineer is a separate item.
Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the job description and authorize advertising, seconded by Commissioner Powell.
Roll Call: Commissioner Magnuson – aye; Commissioner Powell – aye; Commissioner Erickson – aye; Commissioner Bishop – nay; President Carlsrud – aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Magnuson moved to recess until Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.
Meeting recessed at 5:15 PM.
Special Valley City Commission Proceedings Resumes
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on January 29, 2020 to resume the Special Valley City Commission meeting from January 27, 2020.
Members present: Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Magnuson (at 12:31 PM).
Members absent: Commissioner Powell.
Others present: City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, Police Chief Hatcher, Fire Chief Magnuson.
Approve Resolution No.
2239 2238, a
Resolution Declaring Slum and Blighted Area – North Dakota Main Street Program
sponsored by South Central Dakota Regional Council
City Attorney Martineck reported he met with Building Inspector Andersen. The City meets the criteria to declare the area as a slum and blighted area. Twenty-six percent of the buildings within the district meet the criteria. City Attorney Martineck recommends approval. Martineck reported that for administrative purposes, the resolution numbers have been switched.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Resolution No. 2238, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.
Approve Resolution No.
2238 2239, a Resolution of Sponsorship – Rocking DD Properties grant application for rehab of 358 North Central Avenue
City Attorney Martineck stated this resolution was tabled until after the program was approved. There are no city funds required. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Resolution No. 2239, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 12:34 PM.