3.10.2021 Planning & Zoning Minutes

Chair Mike Schell presided and called the meeting to order 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021. Committee Members present: Jim Wright, Jeff Erickson, and Bill Carlblom. Joe Faure and Bobby Koepplin were present by teleconference. Mike Bishop was absent.
Others: City Attorney Carl Martineck, City Administrator Gwen Crawford, City Planner Joel Quanbeck, City Assessor/ Acting Secretary Sandy Hansen, and Building Inspector Lance Coit. Building Inspector Mike Blevins attended by Zoom.
Audience (by Zoom) members: Chad Petersen & Mike Strom (KLJ). Tracy Eslinger (Moore Engineering), Kelly Kohn, Jennifer Stainbrook, Ken Reid, and Lela & Raphael Grim.
Jim Wright moved to approve the Minutes of the January 13th, 2021 regular meeting, seconded by Bill Carlblom, followed by roll call and approval.
Public Hearing for preliminary plat and Planned Unit Development (PUD) rezone application for parts of Lot 16 of the Replat of Scherr’s Addition and parts of Blocks 2 & 3 of Frances Pearl Brown’s Subdivision of Tract No. 3 of Mary M Zetterberg’s Plat of part of the NW Quarter of Section 21 of Valley City – to be named Hidden Pond Estates.
Chair Mike Schell opened the public hearing. Joel Quanbeck addressed Jennifer Stainbrook’s concerns from a prior conversation with her regarding the holding pond placement and construction, and also regarding a potential walking path. Quanbeck said according to the supplied topographical map, the placement for the pond was going to be a substantial distance – more than 100 ft – from the Stainbrook property line. The questions of how big & how deep the pond will be had not been determined at this time; drainage will be to the southwest to an existing drainage easement. In answer to another question, the storm management plan has not been completed at this time. Drainage from the development will be managed by this holding pond and is not intended to address other drainage issues. The Grims questioned issues regarding underground springs and an existing pond on that property and whether the development will be disrupting those natural springs, causing problems and costs for properties below. KLJ’s Chad Petersen said the construction was not supposed to increase runoff from the site but if problems arose, the developer would have to address that as part of the development. KLJ’s Michael Strom added that at this time nothing has been done regarding natural springs at this time and that the only excavating will be the detention pond. Not knowing where the gravel & clay layers are makes it difficult to determine how things could be affected. Stainbrook asked about the excavating and how the pond would be built, and Strom said it would be a combination of digging into the hill and adding fill on the backside for a berm; he didn’t know if that excavation might disrupt a spring as there had not been a Geotech study that he knew of or whether any borings had been done. Petersen added that City Ordinance regarding Storm Water Management requires that the runoff does not change from pre-construction to post-construction so whether its known today or discovered as a result of construction, any runoff change would need to be addressed by the developer. Strom clarified that drainage of the pond would go to the west so there’s no impact to the existing pond or properties to the east.
There were questions regarding the walking path. Quanbeck stated that based on these discussions they would want to make sure that any path would not disrupt those water issues but at this time he did not have a map regarding any paths. City Attorney Martineck said that sidewalks are generally required in new subdivisions but if there aren’t any planned at this time, he didn’t think a decision was required by the board. Schell wondered why the board was being asked about it if it was not part of the PUD application – as such the board could not address it at this time. Schell asked if there were any other concerns, and Stainbrook just added that she would like a geo-study done on the springs before there is any further construction. With that, Carlblom moved to close the public hearing with a second from Wright.
Schell opened internal discussion starting with a question regarding the supplied topographic
map and whether it was done prior to development or if it showed proposed levels. He was
concerned about the drop-off where the second duplex was being considered. Strom said that the
map was prior levels, and at the hammerhead turnaround there will be 6-1/2-ft fill with a possible
12-ft of fill needed for the southside of the second building site to make it the same elevation of
the first duplex. Jeff Erickson thought that kind of fill would re-route any natural spring that
might be there with no control. Schell said he ‘did not have a good feeling about it,’ adding that
Valley City has had too many issues with hillsides already and it might not be the best decision
for the city to go forward. Wright asked why there was an application for a PUD and Martineck
said although he also had concerns about that request, it does follow the guidelines. Erickson
made a motion to postpone the decision until more information was supplied through a stability
or Geotech study to address all the concerns brought forth from this meeting. Joe Faure seconded
and the board agreed.
Building Inspector Report
Interim Building Inspector Mike Blevins had sent the board an email outlining current
building projects; he had nothing else to add to that other than construction activity is picking up
and that things are getting ready to ‘break loose.’
Adjourn
With no other items to discuss, Chair Schell called for the meeting to close at 4:46pm.
Submitted by: City Assessor Sandy Hansen, Acting Secretary

4.14.2021 Planning & Zoning Agenda

The Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting will begin on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, at 4:00 PM CT, at City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND. Members of the public are not permitted in the Commission Chambers due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16. Members of the public may view the meeting live online by clicking on this link: (https://zoom.us/j/93293635011), or listen by calling (1-669-900-9128) Webinar ID: 932 9363 5011. For those who wish speaking privileges during the meeting, please contact brandy.johnson@valleycity.us to receive a personal invite to the Zoom webinar.


DATE: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
TIME: 4:00 P.M.

  1. Call meeting to order.
  2. Roll call.
  3. Approve minutes from March 10th, 2021 meeting.
  4. Open public hearing for platting request of undeveloped land located west of 117th Ave SE on north of the BNSF Railroad – includes certain tracts of land in 16-140-58, to be called Ingstad North Valley Subdivision. Plat request is in the one-mile jurisdiction limits of Valley City. Recommendation to city commission.
  5. Open public hearing for petition to vacate an undeveloped portion of 11th St SE adjacent to Outlot A and Replat of Block 4 Granger’s Addition. Recommendation to city commission.
  6. Open public hearing for plat and variance request of undeveloped land located between 8th & 9th Ave NW and north of 10th St NW – includes Lots 4-8 and part of Lot 3 Block 1, Hyland Park Addition, plus Lots 3-7 & part of Lot 2, Block 2 Replat of Hyland Park Addition. Recommendation to city commission.
  7. Open public hearing for replat request of Lot 1 Block 3 Waterfront Meadows
    Addition. Recommendation to city commission.
  8. Open public hearing regarding amendments to Chapter 7-01 and Chapter 11-07 of
    the Valley City Municipal Code. Recommendation to city commission.
  9. Building/Fire Inspector Report.
  10. Adjourn

4.12.2021 Mayor’s Message

Hello Everyone,

  •  “Spring Clean-up” will be the week of May 24th.  Please keep your alleys and boulevards free of junk until that time.  Be proud of your property and keep it “Looking good” in the mean time.  Thank you for your cooperation. https://www.valleycity.us/public-works/
  • Valley City is a Municipal Power Community and through Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), our electrical rates have been very reasonable and are expected to remain stable for many years to come.  MRES’ leadership has utilized long range planning so that base load power generation along with renewable energy (hydro, wind, and solar) combined with hedge purchases of market power have enabled members like Valley City to avert increased energy costs during the polar vortex.  In fact, MRES’ power generation exceeded needs during the polar vortex allowing MRES to realize financial gains.
  • Nicer weather is bringing more people out to enjoy Valley City parks, the Sheyenne River, shared use paths etc.  People who are out on bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, walking and jogging need to enjoy their activities safely.  Drivers need to be prudent about safety too.  There are a number of drivers going too fast for conditions, speeding and going through stop signs.  “Stop” means to “cease motion” versus slowing or rolling through.  Please everyone, respect each other and be safe.
  • We are still in a drought!  Over the weekend where there had been an inch of rain, a person though it would be okay to burn.  The decision resulted in a runaway fire and a call to the fire department.  Wait a bit longer, DO NOT burn yet!
  • Our Parks and Recreation and Valley City Public Works are cleaning and trimming our parks, streets and alleys for your use.  Please dispose of your garbage in appropriate containers versus LITTERING.  Please do your part in keeping our city the “Most Beautiful City in North Dakota”.
  • Chautauqua Park gets really dusty, please adhere to the 5 MPH Speed Limit so the kids playing and people picnicking can enjoy without dust.  Oh, and drive slower in alleys.  Thank you for your efforts.
  • There are legislative bills that could affect you.         See: https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/regular to track bills and to contact your legislators if you wish.  It is an interesting process to watch.                                                                                                         
  • “I hope we never lose sight of one thing; – it was all started by a mouse.”                                                                          (Walt Disney)                                                   

Blessings, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Pray

Dave

4.13.2021 Board of Equalization

Call to Order

Roll Call

  1. Auditor to read Sections 57-11-01, 03 and 07 of the North Dakota Century Code pertaining to the duties of the Board of Equalization.
  2. President declares the hearing open
    • Report from Assessor
    • Requests from Property Owners
    • Auditor’s report on any written communication
  3. Motion to close hearing

Roll Call:          Gulman            Bishop             Magnuson        Erickson          Carlsrud

4. Commission to review the assessment books.  Motion to approve the assessment books as prepared by the City Assessor. (Note any changes to assessment books in separate motion).

Roll Call:          Bishop             Magnuson        Erickson          Gulman            Carlsrud

Adjourn

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3.30.2021 Special Commission Minutes

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM.

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Gulmon

Others Present: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Richter, Deputy Auditor Klein, Police Chief Hatcher, Mike Manstrom-Colliers

Pledge of Allegiance

Resolution

Approve Resolution 2286, a Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Improvement Warrants and Exchanging them for $1,315,000.  Refunding Improvement Bonds of 2021.

Mike Manstrom of Colliers stated the interest rates are low right now and it’s a good time to for some significant savings.  We came in with a 1.19% interest rate for the next ten years, you’re currently at 3%, that’s a $95,000 future value savings.  That was probably directly relating to the A1 rating which was reaffirmed by Moody’s.  That’s a very good rating for a community of this size.  Ohnstad-Twichell prepared the resolution today authorizing the sale as $1,315,000, we are paying off $1,275,000.  The balance of $40,000 is cost of issuance, bond counsel feels and printing the registration of bonds.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.  Motion carried.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 12:06 PM.

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3.16.2021 Commission Minutes

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

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

Others present:  City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Richter, Deputy Auditor Klein, City Assessor Hansen, PW Supervisor Jacobson, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Operations Supervisor Klemisch, Sanitation Supervisor Swart, City Engineer Chad Petersen.

Approval of Agenda

No changes.

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the March 2nd meetings, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor License for the following:
    • Tim’s Plumbing LLC.
    • Sheyenne River Repair.
  2. Approve Rally in the Valley Parade on June 19th, 2021 on Central Ave from Dairy Queen to 4th St S.

3.  Approve Raffle Permit for the Valley City Fire Department at the Eagles on April 30th, 2021.

4.  Approve Block off Street request for Valley City High School Prom on May 1st on 4th St NW from Central Ave to 2nd Ave NW. 

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.  Motion carried.

Resolution

Approve Resolution 2277, a Resolution Creating Paving Improvement District No. 122 (Main Street Seal Coat).

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated this is to create the special assessment district.  Approximately 5% of the total project cost will be special assessed. 

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion carried.

Approve Resolution 2278, a Resolution Approving Engineers Report & Directing Preparation of Detailed Plans, Specifications & Estimates of Probable Cost for Paving Improvement District No. 122 (Main Street Seal Coat).

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated the DOT is currently working on the environment portion of this project and then will work on the plan development.  The project will be bid in May.  Since part of the main street corridor is in the floodway they are getting challenges with the State Water Commission on getting approval for that.  A little stricter and different than what we’re used to for a seal coat but it’s still scheduled for May.  If the challenges continue it may go into June.  Estimated cost is about $130,000 with the local share being about $13,000, half of which will be special assessed.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion carried.

Approve Resolution 2279, a Resolution Declaring Necessity for Paving Improvements in Paving Improvement District No. 122 (Main Street Seal Coat). 

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated this was the same project.  The properties have been identified for the special assessments and this will start the 30 day protest period.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion carried

Approve the following Resolutions relating to Projects 119 and 119B.

  • Resolution 2280, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Paving Improvement District No. 119, contingent upon approval from ND DEQ.
  • Approve Resolution 2281, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Paving Improvement District No. 119B, contingent upon approval from ND DEQ.
  • Approve Resolution 2282, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Sanitary Sewer District No. 64, contingent upon approval from ND DEQ.
  • Approve Resolution 2283, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Storm Sewer District No. 52, contingent upon approval from ND DEQ.
  • Approve Resolution 2284, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Water Main District No. 100, contingent upon approval from ND DEQ.

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated on February 26th bids were open for the districts on 7th Ave NW, 4th St NW and 2nd Ave NE.  We received three bids and reviewed those at the last meeting.  At this time we can’t officially award the project but this will allow us to take action contingent on the approval of ND DEQ and then we can move forward with the contracting and move forward in the spring.  We are anticipating the approval from ND DEQ in the next couple weeks.  Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion carried.

New Business

Approve request from the Water Trail Committee of up to $1000 for the install of low head dam signage with applicable posts and hardware.

City Administrator Crawford stated Bobby Koepplin had spoken about this earlier this summer.  They are asking several entities to put in money so they can show that there are a lot of people involved. 

Commissioner Bishop asked where the money would come from.

Finance Director Richter stated she could see several areas where it could come from.  The small projects fund, Cares, or street department.

Commissioner Bishop questioned if the signage we would pay for would be just for signs located in city limits.  I would be in favor of paying for the signs within city limits.

City Administrator Crawford stated there is more to it as the point of this is to make it a part of the designated water trail which is why they are asking several entities, it will cost a lot more than that overall.

Commissioner Gulmon motioned to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.

Finance Director Richter stated we typically pay nothing up front, we usually reimburse based on invoices.  If you approve this we can ask approximately what the cost would be for signage in city and if it’s reasonable around that $1000.

Commission Bishop requested the motion be redone that up to $1000 with appropriate invoices.

President Carlsrud added that maybe the $1000 is a good investment for tourism.  Commissioner Gulmon agreed.

Commissioner Gulmon stated his motion stands as made.  He agrees to appropriate $1000 for this program.  If the expenses come in at $900 he gets $900, if he needs $1000 from each of the groups….

President Carlsrud added it could be less.  It’s probably like we have done in the past with the Beautification Committee, they send in vouchers.

Roll Call: Magnuson-aye          Bishop-aye       Gulmon-aye     Erickson-aye    Carlsrud-aye    Motion carried.

Discuss quotes for 7 year lease of heavy equipment.

Operations Superintendent Klemisch stated we are currently leasing with RDO which is up in June.  Butler came in quite a bit higher than RDO.  I would like to go with option two. We notice when pushing snow up-hill there is a little more horsepower and it makes a difference.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion carried.

Authorize the City Administrator to negotiate and enter into a contract for lease and purchase of PFP Cold Storage Building, along with incidental work and expenses.

Move to enter into an Executive Session as authorized in subsection 9 of section 44-04-19.1 of the North Dakota Century Code.  The purpose of the Executive Session is to discuss negotiation strategy of contract.  At this time motion would be in order to discuss the next topic in Executive Session rather than in an open meeting session.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion carried

Executive Session began at 5:31 pm and was attended by President Carlsrud, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Gulmon, City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck and Finance Director Richter.

The Executive Session adjourned at 5:41 and the meeting reconvened.

City Commissioner Gulmon moved to allow City Administrator Crawford to enter into a lease purchase for a storage building for PFP, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion carried.

City updates & Commission Reports

City Administrator Crawford reported she had been working with the Vo-Tech Center and they had agreed to work with us on decorating the large electrical boxes on Central.  As part of their graphic design class they would design and we would approve designs to put on the boxes to make them look nicer.  We would pay for materials and would also receive a discount if we allowed them to add their logo.

We have more information going on with the Little Dam.  Today is a good opportunity to drive by City Park and South.  They had to shut off the dam so they could add the bridge to the golf course.  It’s still not at the lowest but if we were to take the Little Dam out it would be another 4 ft. down.  I just wanted to bring it up so you could get a visual when they are discussing certain pieces.  There would be no fishing, no recreation around that horseshoe and that’s something that was nice to see in person on how it would affect it.  We’re going to have the individuals that have shown interest and concerns about this we will have them also work with the Barnes County Resource District so everyone realizes how much of a deal this is, it’s not just the City saying not to do it.

City Attorney Martineck reported that at the last meeting we talked about hiring a new sanitation worker we yet have another opening.  The water/sewer department is looking for summer help.  The next meeting we will be talking about the forester situation.  I think Bob has agreed to come back on with us but we’re going to discuss if that should be a contract or a part-time situation.  Also, with the county being in green right now we have decided to go ahead with our employee appreciation event.  That is tentatively scheduled for May 7th

Sanitary Supervisor Swart thank you to everyone for all the help during the Winter Show.

Chad Petersen reminded everyone that we have the meeting for 6th St. NW construction project on Thursday, March 25th.

Commissioner Gulmon thanked the Commission for leveraging $200,000 of Cares funds for the Love of Local program.  They are all sold out and generating a million dollars in retail sales.  It has made a huge impact in the community.  Thanks to Dewey Gwen, and Avis for putting the program together and Brenda and Brandy for helping with sales in the last couple weeks.  Also thanks to the Chamber for taking this project on. They have a lot to do in their office and it did impact them, they did a great job.  Thanks to Clint, I wanted to tour some of the City buildings and Gwen went with.  We walked through several of our buildings and my eyes were opened, there is a real need for a Service Center and saw what the guys go through on daily basis.  A couple weeks ago I went through the Green Dot training, a bystander intervention, I suggest if you have an opportunity to attend it.

President Carlsrud stated also went through the Green Dot training and encourages anyone who is able to go through it.  At the well site a citizen had mentioned to do a sitting area.  Something to keep on the back burner.  Shout out to the Winter Show, it was a heck of a great show and wonderful attendance.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 6:00 P.M.

4.5.2021 Mayor’s Message

Hi Folks,

  • We are in the midst of some unseasonable warm & comfortable April weather.  Some years this time is considerably colder … isn’t that how we get averages?
  • On a serious note, we are in a “Red Flag Warning” so be extremely careful with anything that could spark a flame.  There have been some awful fires in our region and we are extremely dry.
  • Last week we talked a bit about prejudice and people who are different from us.   When I was a kid in a little town, a “mixed marriage” involved a Norwegian and a Swede!  How petty!  Those prejudices came from the “old countries” and were taught to the kids.  Let’s help our youth learn the positives; respect, hope and love for all.
  • We are Blessed to live in the United States.  The United States isn’t perfect, but it is still the best country in which to live.
  • It is spring; the grass is turning green, the ice melted, there is new life and there are good driving conditions.  When it is nice, it seems like we tend to drive faster and that is a danger.  There are motorcyclists, bicyclists, joggers and walkers out there with whom we are to share roads and alleys.  As drivers, we need to drive as per conditions and speed limits, please drive safely.
  • You may have noticed our alleys were groomed and are now smoother.  That is the good news.  The challenge is to restrict driving speeds as there are children playing in back yards and sometimes get into the alley.  A number of folks have been driving TOO FAST in alleys. Please drive safely.
  • Good News:  The river is open, there are boats on the water and people are fishing.  Let’s get out of our houses and look around town.  It feels good and refreshes the mind.
  • There are legislative bills that could affect you.         See: https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/regular to track bills and to contact your legislators if you wish.  It is an interesting process.                                                                                                         
  • “Beauty is not in the face; but is a light in the heart.”      (Khalil Gibran)                                                   

Blessings, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Pray

Dave

4.6.2021 Commission Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT, via Zoom.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://zoom.us/j/94206465785  or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 942 0646 5785

Call To Order
Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Recognition for Mayor for a Day

City Government Week Proclamation


Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Approval of the Commission Minutes from March 16th and March 30th Meetings.

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. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor License(s) for the following businesses:
    1. Magnum Electric, Inc.
    1. On Demand Plumbing
    1. Ace Plumbing
    1. ASAP Electric
    1. Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc.
    1. Maple River Electric
    1. Engel’s Electric
  4. Approve Raffle Request for
    1. St. Catherine’s Knights of Columbus.
    1. Barnes County Wildlife Federation.
  5. Approve Block off Street Request for Thundering Saints Debbie Gabel Memorial from 12 PM on August 13, 2021 to 8 AM on August 14, 2021 for 3rd Ave SE from Main St. to 2nd St SE contingent on receiving payment.

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

Public Comments

Attorney General’s “A Citizen’s Guide to North Dakota Open Records & Open Meetings Laws” *A member of the public does not have the right to speak to the governing body at an open meeting.  The public is only entitled to see and hear what happens at a meeting, and to record or broadcast those observations.

  • No personal attacks to persons present or not
  • No inflammatory language used during time that you have the platform
  • 5 minute maximum or as directed by the chair
  • Thank you for participating in City Government.

 

 

Public Hearing

PH 1.  Public Hearing for Application for Property Tax Incentives for New or Expanding Businesses (PILOT) for Trademark Tooling, LLC.

Declare public hearing open.

Close hearing.

Roll Call:          Bishop             Magnuson        Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

Approve Resolution 2285, a resolution approving Property Tax Incentives (PILOT) for Trademark Tooling, LLC.

Roll Call:          Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Gulmon           Carlsrud

Ordinance

1.  Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 1074, an Ordinance enacting a new section of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to Wireless Telecommunication Facility Guidelines.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Carlsrud

2.  Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 1076, an Ordinance to amend and reenact section 7-04-04 of the Valley City Municipal Code related to numbers on buildings. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Gulmon           Erickson          Bishop             Carlsrud

Resolution

            1.  Approve Resolution 2287, a Resolution Amending the Master Fee Schedule re Planning and Zoning             Application Fees.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Gulmon           Carlsrud

2.  Approve Resolution 2288, a Resolution Approving Modifications to the Electric Rates. (PW Manager Jacobson)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Carlsrud

New Business

1.  Approve NDDOT Cost Participation and Maintenance Agreement for Project NHU-2-094(181)929, Paving Improvement District No. 122 (Main Street Seal Coat).  (KLJ)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Gulmon           Erickson          Bishop             Carlsrud

2.  Approve Gaming Site Authorization for Thundering Saints, Inc. on April 6, 2021 through June 30, 2021 at Woodland Steakhouse.  (Finance Director Richter)

Roll Call:          Bishop             Magnuson        Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

3.  Approve Amendment to Employee Salary Schedule.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Gulmon           Carlsrud

4.  Approve Construction Engineering Agreement for Paving Improvement District No.119 and119B, Sanitary Sewer District No. 64, Storm Sewer District No. 52 and Water Main District No. 100. (KLJ)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

4.6.2021 Finance Agenda

 The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at 2:30 PM CT, v at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.  Members of the public are not permitted in the Commission Chambers due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://zoom.us/j/96827708966 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 968 2770 8966

Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda items

  1.  Commission Topics

            a. Discuss Housing Incentives.

            b. Discuss funds for Dam Signage.

  •  Department reports.
    • Out of State Travel Requests.
  • Discuss Battery Quotes for Southside Substation.  (Electrical Superintendent Senf)
  • Discuss Transformer Bids.  (Electrical Superintendent Senf)
  • Discuss Primary URD Cable Bids.  (Electrical Superintendent Senf)
  • Discuss $10,000 spending limit.  (Electrical Superintendent Senf)
  • Discuss Forester-Employee vs Contractor. (City Attorney Martineck)
  • Discuss Road to Landfill Coop. (City Administrator Crawford)
  • Quarterly Review of City Engineer Contract. (City Administrator Crawford)
  • VCFD Building Update. (Fire Chief Magnuson)
  • Discuss Utility Bills staying with the property.  (City Administrator Crawford)
  • Discuss Resolution for Modifications to the Electric Rates.  (PW Manager Jacobson)

Adjourn

3.30.2021 Special Commission Meeting

The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM CT via Zoom. Board Members may attend from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.

Members of the public may view the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/97696815992 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799)

Call To Order
Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (Please Stand)

Resolution

  1. Approve Resolution 2286, a Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Improvement Warrants and Exchanging them for $1,535,000.  Refunding Improvement Bonds of 2021.  (Finance Director Richter)

Roll Call:                 Gulmon                Erickson              Bishop                  Magnuson             Carlsrud

Adjourn