6.7.2022 Finance Minutes

Called To Order

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 3:35 PM.

Roll Call

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Bishop and Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Gulmon, Commissioner Magnuson

Others Present:  City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Richter, Administrative Assistant Johnson

Department Reports

Sanitation Department

Operations Superintendent Klemisch reported that the 3rd truck is not up and running yet so just using 2 trucks for clean-up week.  One of our new hires passed half their CDL permit, just need to do the air-brake portion.

Electric Department

Electrical Superintendent Senf reported 4 outages-3 squirrels and one bad underground. Took down some flood walls and will start on the street lighting on 6th St. Brandon is now back to full time.

Fire Department

Fire Chief Magnuson reported that it was almost a record setting month on calls. The building is 99.9% complete.  The new rescue truck showed up and the radio was put in.

Police Department

Police Chief Hatcher reported the autism fundraiser has finished up with right around $4600 being raised.  We are still working on bringing a program here. The new officer showed up on June 1st so we are full staffed again.

Street Department

Operations Supervisor Klemisch reported they were busy with clean-up week and the flood has set them behind. Water nodes are in and being exchanged. Crestwood has two water breaks.  We tried fixing one but the hill just keeps sliding so for safety reasons we pulled the guys out. We’re looking at options, there’s a lot of movement going on up there.

Review monthly bills/reports

Finance Director Richter reported $1,574,550 in expenses for May.

Update on Elks.

Chad from KLJ stated they only received one bid on this project.  The engineer’s estimate was $250,000 and the bid was $375,000. We would like to rebid and have it installed early next year. We would also request the City purchase the flap gate and some of the other longer lead time materials so we can get them here and KLJ would reimburse at 100%. This would help expedite things and they would be under the City’s warranty. 

Discuss outdoor seating during warm weather for Main and Central.

City Administrator Crawford stated other cities have food or drinks in downtown outdoor seating areas and it has been requested that we look into it.

Discuss Changing the date of the June 21st Commission Meeting and July Finance & Commission Meetings. 

Due to Conflicts and the holiday it was requested to change the upcoming meetings from June 21st to June 22nd and July 5 to July 7th.

Discuss City Utility Disposition Letter.

City Administrator Crawford stated this did not need discussion at this time.

Discuss Options for Nextera Extension on Water Main.

City Administrator Crawford stated it would be best for the city if we brought the main down further for further growth.

Discuss NDDOT Transportation Alternative Program-Winter Show Shared-Use Path. 


Chad from KLJ stated the state sent out a notification that they are changing the guidelines of what the Path program looks like, basically how they are funding projects and the cap levels. We would like to resubmit the request due to the new cap levels.


The meeting was adjourned at ­4:45 PM.

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