Board Opening – Renaissance Zone Authority Board

NOTICE OF BOARD OPENINGS FOR
CITY OF VALLEY CITY

The City of Valley City has openings effective November 16, 2019 for:

Renaissance Zone Authority Board – balance of 3 year term ending June 30, 2022, 1 opening.

Please submit your name, address and phone number on paper to the Valley City Auditor’s Office, PO Box 390, Valley City, or etufte@valleycity.us if you are interested by December 2, 2019, 5 p.m.

11/19/2019 City Commission Agenda

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:00 PM

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Minutes from November 5, 2019 meeting

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permit for American Fisheries Society Student Subunit

Roll Call           Magnuson        Powell              Erickson          Bishop             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.

Resolution

  1. Approve Resolution No. 2224, A Resolution Approving the Oxbow Addition Plat (City Attorney Martineck)
    Roll Call:          Bishop             Magnuson        Erickson          Powell              Carlsrud
  2. Approve Resolution No. 2225, A Resolution Authorizing Filing of Addition with North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality for a Loan under the Clean Water Act and/or Safewater Drinking Act (City Auditor Richter)
    Roll Call:          Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Powell              Carlsrud

New Business

  1. Consider City Recommendations for Streetscape II on Main Street and Central Avenue S (NDDOT Project No. UGP-2-999(051) (KLJ)
    Roll Call:          Powell              Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Carlsrud
  2. Approve Contract No. 19-UGPR-114 between Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and the City of Valley City regarding Scheduling & Payment (City Administrator Schelkoph)
    Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Powell              Erickson          Carlsrud
  3. Approve Annual Blue Cross Blue Shield Contract for 2020 (City Attorney Martineck)
    Roll Call:          Bishop             Powell              Magnuson        Erickson          Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report

City Updates & Commission Reports

Adjourn

Proclamation for No Shave November

Whereas, the City of Valley City has partnered with Valley City Public Schools to support the Access for All Program, and

Whereas, the Access for All Program was established in February 2016, to address behavioral health needs of K-12 students, and

Whereas, the Education Foundation has partnered with the Village Family Service Center in Fargo to provide school-based behavioral health counseling in each of our schools, and is expanding, and

Whereas, the Valley City Public Schools and the City Commission invite the public to join in No Shave November as a fundraiser for Access for All program

Now, therefore, I, Dave Carlsrud, President of the City of Valley City Commission, Valley City, North Dakota, do hereby proclaim November 2019 as

No Shave November

In the City of Valley City and I urge all citizens to support efforts to raise awareness and funding for the Access for All program.

Dave Carlsrud, Mayor
November 5, 2019

Closings & Garbage Schedule: Veteran’s Day

Office & Transfer Station Closings:

  • Transfer Station will be closed Saturday, November 9 and Monday, November 11.
  • City Hall & Public Works will be closed Monday, November 11.

Garbage Schedule: Week of November 11

  • Monday’s route will be picked up on Tuesday, November 12.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday, November 13.
  • Regular schedule resumes on Thursday, November 14.

11/05/2019 City Commission Agenda

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

5:00 PM

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Minutes from October 15, 2019 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 Raffle Permit for Art Club Valley City High School, CHI Health at Home, ND Hereford Association, SHINE

Roll Call:          Bishop              Erickson           Powell              Magnuson            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.

Resolution

  •  Approve Resolution No. 2223, a Resolution Placing City Sales, Use and Gross Receipts Tax Advisory Vote on Ballot of Municipal Election to be held June 9, 2020 (City Administrator Schelkoph)
    Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop              Powell              Erickson            Carlsrud

New Business

  • Approve 2020 Board Calendar (City Auditor Richter)
    Roll Call:          Erickson           Magnuson        Bishop              Powell              Carlsrud
  • Approve Annual Maintenance Certification for NDDOT urban federal aid projects (KLJ)
    Roll Call:          Powell              Magnuson        Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud
  • Consider Amendment to Prepare the SRF Facility Plan for Paving Improvement District No. 119 & 119B (7th Avenue NW & 2nd Avenue NE), in an amount not to exceed $8,500 (KLJ)
    Roll Call:          Bishop              Magnuson        Erickson           Powell              Carlsrud
  • Approve Special Alcohol Event Permit for Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2192 at North Dakota Winter Show for Cattleman’s Auction on December 6, 2019 (City Auditor Richter)
    Roll Call           Magnuson        Erickson           Powell              Bishop              Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report

City Updates & Commission Reports

Adjourn

11/05/2019 Finance Agenda

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
3:30 PM

Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda items

  1. Department reports.
    1. Out of State Travel Requests
  2. Review monthly bills/reports (10 minutes) – (President Carlsrud)
  3. 2020 Board Calendar (City Auditor Richter)
  4. Discuss SRF Facility Plan for Paving Improvement District No. 119 & 119B (7th Avenue NW & 2nd Avenue NE) (KLJ)
  5. Discuss Permanent Flood Protection/Sales Tax Extension (City Administrator Schelkoph)

Adjourn

Update on Flood Conditions

Just a quick update on the flood conditions here in Valley City.

The city has prepared for 16 feet above flood stage with a 2 foot or up to an 18 foot flood stage buffer.  This will give the city 2 feet of freeboard throughout the town if the river reaches 16 feet above flood stage.  The Army Corps of Engineers has projected that Valley City will crest around 15 feet above flood stage.  City Crews will be monitoring the river and the storm sewer pumping sites throughout the city all weekend.  Currently the river is at 14.74 feet above flood stage and looks to be leveling out.

All is not perfect yet for Valley City.  The National Weather service (I am sure you know this) has given a forecast for rain starting on Sunday night and continuing through Monday.  Many different rainfall amounts have been issued but there is a chance that significant rainfall by Monday could change everything.  Until circumstances change however the city will follow our current flood protection plan. 

We will meet again on Monday morning at 9:00 AM for a flood meeting here at City Hall.  You are welcome to attend if you want to.

/Dave Schelkoph

October is Energy Efficiency Awareness Month

Valley City Public Works. Serving Valley City Since 1883 (Logo)

During the month of October, Valley City Public Works will be hanging 2 LED bulbs on each customer’s door along with energy-efficient information.

Thanks to improved technology and falling prices, energy-efficient lighting just makes sense.

Over its lifetime, one ENERGY STAR certified light bulb can save you up to $80 in electricity costs, compared to the standard incandescent bulbs that produce the same brightness. Consider that the average U.S. household has about 40 bulbs, the savings is significant. The new bulbs will last 10 to 25 times longer.

A wide variety of shapes and sizes mean that they are available for almost any application – including recessed cans, track lighting, table lamps and candelabras. Dimmable LED lights are available too.

To learn more about rebates for ENERGY STAR lighting and other energy-efficient equipment, call Valley City Public Works today at (701) 845-0380 or visit https://www.brightenergysolutions.com/valleycity