8.1.2021 Mayor’s Message

Hello Everyone,

  • RIVERFEST is coming this weekend, get out and watch or even better, participate in the fun, ENJOY!! https://valleycitynd.org/tourism_riverfest.php 
  •  Congratulations Lee Olsberg on your retirement and for investing 48-plus years in our Public Works Department working for the Citizens of Valley City.  From all of us, thank you Lee.
  • Gosh this drought is persistent!  Caring for our yards, plants and buildings is really challenging.  While Valley City is a naturally beautiful city, we need to give a little extra to cultivate said beauty under these conditions.  The weeds and volunteer trees seem to grow readily so pull, cut or spray the ones on your properties.  Remember to include the care of your alleys uptown and at home.  Please keep your properties as nice as possible; thank you.
  • House numbers help mail carriers, package carriers and emergency personnel find your house in minimum time.  A house number’s size, contrasting color to background and positioning of the numbers are critical for them to be seen.  Good house numbers benefit you and are supported by City Ordinance, so please help.
  • The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is moving from east to west across the United States and is likely to threaten our area though it has NOT invaded Valley City to date.  If/when EAB is threatening, our County Extension Office and State Forest Service will be keeping us informed.  Currently there are some in southern Minnesota and SE South Dakota.  Take a few minutes and read a bit about the EAB.  http://www.emeraldashborer.info/about-eab.php
  • August 5th, be watching for “The Longest Table”.  For details see: http://www.vclongesttable.org/
  • Thank you to contributors again this week.
  • “The farmer has to be an optimist or wouldn’t still be a farmer.” (Will Rogers)                                                                                  Blessings, Be Respectful, Be Kind and Pray,

Dave

8.3.2021 Commission Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81651699281 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID:  816 5169 9281.

Call To Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

Oath of Office for Police Office Christopher Burk

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Approve minutes from the July 20th,21st and 27th meetings.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Application for a Raffle Permit for Barnes County Ducks Unlimited on September 23, 2021 at the Eagles.
  2. Approve Application for a Raffle Permit for Hi-Liner Booster Club from July 27, 2021-June 30, 2022 at Hanna Field and the Hi Liner Activity Center.
  3. Approve Application for a Raffle Permit for VCSU Foundation from August 4th, 2021-June 30th, 2022 at Lokken Stadium/Shelley Ellig Field, W.E. Osmon Field Houser and Brockopp Brewing.

            Roll Call:          Bishop             Magnuson        Erickson          Gulmon           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

Ordinance

 

Resolution

  • Approve Resolution 2305, a Resolution Accepting Bids and Awarding Master Lift Station Upgrades Project.  (City Engineer)

            Roll Call:          Gulmon           Bishop             Magnuson        Erickson          Carlsrud

New Business

  •  Approve Policy Manual Change.  (City Attorney Martineck)

            Roll Call:          Erickson          Gulmon           Bishop             Magnuson        Carlsrud

  •  Approve Applications for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements at the following addresses:  (City Assessor Hansen)
    • 220 9th Ave NW
    • 1049 5th Ave NW
    • 1035 5th Ave NW
    • 1019 5th Ave NW
    • 645 12th St NW
    • 715 12th St NW

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Erickson          Gulmon           Bishop             Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

8.3.2021 Finance Agenda

Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda items

  1. Department reports.
  2. Review monthly bills/reports (10 minutes) – (President Carlsrud)

3.   Fire Extinguisher Services Financial Report.  (Fire Chief Magnuson)

4.   Discuss Policy Manual Change.  (City Attorney Martineck)

5.   Review NDDOT Draft 2022-2025 Valley City Urban Roads Program.  (City Engineer).

Adjourn

7.27.2021 Special Commission Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at 12:00 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83263907052 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID:  832 6390 7052

Call To Order
Roll Call
Pledge of Allegiance (Please Stand)

New Business

1.  Approve Right of Way Encroachment Easement on 6th Ave NE at 6th Street NE.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:  Magnuson                Bishop             Erickson          Gulmon           Carlsrud

Adjourn

7.25.2021 Mayor’s Message

Hello Everyone,

  • Remember “Crazy Daze” is Wednesday July 28!  Enjoy
  • Last Monday was the “Let’s Walk Valley City” event.  There were many booths providing education, fun and fellowship for approximately 600 people who attended. Thank you for a great job to all who organized the event and worked the booths.
  • A lady asked me if I would “please” mention that there are many cigarette butts lying around town.  A cigarette filter can take 18 months – 10 years to decompose.  So PLEASE dispose of your cigarette butts and packages properly.  Keep Valley City beautiful, thank you.
  • Valley City State University (VCSU) held a “kick-off “ for its Forward Together Capital Campaign.  VCSU is one of the “faces” of Valley City so please research the Forward Together Capital Campaign and consider helping.
  • TREES are important to protecting lawns, flowers, street surfaces, reduce storm water runoff, increase property values and are beautiful.  Trees are stressing and you can make a difference WATERING them.  Birch trees especially appear to be having a tough time.
  • Please research the Emerald Ash Borer as we have many Ash trees in Valley City: https://www.nd.gov/ndda/plant-industries/pest-survey-and-outreach/emerald-ash-borer-eab
  • The COVID-19 Variant is attacking non-vaccinated people creating illness and some deaths.  Get your vaccination, as your family and friends want you alive and healthy.
  • August 5th, be watching for “The Longest Table”.  For details see: http://www.vclongesttable.org/
  • Thank you to contributors again this week.
  • “No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.”                                                                                              (Wilma Rudolph)                                                      Blessings, Be Respectful, Be Kind and Pray,

Dave

Construction Notice-7th Ave NW & 4th St NW

Construction Notice – 7th Avenue Northwest & 4th Street Northwest
Starting July 26th, 2021, 4th Street Northwest will be closed from the intersection of 8th Avenue Northwest to the intersection of 7th Avenue Northwest.
7th Avenue Northwest will remain closed from Main Street West to 4th Street Northwest. This closure is anticipated to continue through August. A detour route will not be provided for this phase of the project.
Updated maps for all road closures will be posted on the City of Valley City’s webpage https://www.valleycity.us/engineers/ when they are taking affect. If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact KLJ at (701)-845-4980.

Construction Notice-Central Avenue

The southbound and northbound parking lanes on Central Avenue will be closed from Main Street to 4th Street South beginning Monday July 26, 2021 for construction operations. The roadway will remain open to thru traffic. Parking will not be permitted on the street. Pedestrian traffic will be routed through sidewalk detours utilizing temporary ramps and crossings.
Updated maps for all road closures will be posted on the City of Valley City’s webpage https://www.valleycity.us/engineers/ when they are taking affect. If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact KLJ at (701)845-4980.

Scheduled Power outage Friday July 23rd

Friday July 23rd VCPW has scheduled power outage in the Sheyenne Circle, Websters Subdivision, and Sunrise drive areas. The outage will last around 2 hours.

Owners have already been notified.

Thanks

CITY OF VALLEY CITY PUBLIC WORKS

7.20.2021 Commission Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, July 20th at 5:00 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://zoom.us/j/95905416796 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 959 0541 6796

Call To Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Approval of the Finance and Commission Minutes from the July 6th Meetings.

Approval of Consent Agenda

A.  Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor License(s) for Olauson Duct Cleaning.

Roll Call:           Erickson         Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           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

PH1.  Open Public Hearing regarding Special Assessments Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 121 (City Auditor Richter)

Declare Public Hearing Open.

Close Hearing.

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson         Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

Approve Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improement district No. 121

Roll Call:          Bishop             Erickson         Magnuson        Gulmon           Carlsrud

Ordinance

1.  Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 1087, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Section 14-12-02 of the Valley City Municipal Code Relating to Permits for Vehicles of Excessive Size and Weight.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Gulmon          Bishop             Carlsrud

Resolution

1.  Approve Resolution No. 2304, a Resolution Approving Engineer’s Report & Directing Preparation of Detailed Plans, Specifications & Estimates of Probable Cost for Consolidated Sewer & Water District No. 59 (Nextera).  (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

2.  Approve Resolution No. 2305, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Master Lift Station Upgrades Project.  (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

3.  Approve Resolution No. 2306, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding West End Lift Station Project.  (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

New Business

1.  Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for Boomers Corner Keg on August 13, 2021from 6:00 PM to 12:30 AM for the Debbie Gabel Memorial Event.  (Finance Director Richter)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson         Carlsrud

2.  Consider Visitors Committee Recommendation for Image Enhancement Grant for Thrivent in the amount up to $2,850 for Storefront. (Bobby Koepplin)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

3.  Approve 30 day notification to Leevers.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

4.  Approve Transition Plan for City Assessor Position.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

5.  Approve the Following Appointments:  (Finance Director Richter)

a.  Dick Gulmon-City County Health Board

b.  Dewey Magnuson-VC Library Board

c.  Tammy Jo Taft as VCSU Representative on the Visitor’s Committee.

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

6.  Consider Project Decisions for 6th Street NW Reconstruction (NDDOT Project No. SU-2-990(060), PCN 23154).  (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

7.  Approval to Purchase 63-3060062 for the assessed value of $12,500.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

8.  Approve Site Authorization Renewal for the Valley City Twisters Gymnastics Inc. at Bridges Bar and Grill from 7/20/2021 to 6/30/2022.  (Finance Director Richter)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

9.  Approve Hannah Field Parking Lot Plans.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

7.20.2021 Budget Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Thursday, July 20, 2021 at 7:00 AM CT, at City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://zoom.us/j/97295012373 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 972 9501 2373

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

New Business

N1.  Discuss 2022 Budget.

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Erickson          Gulmon           Bishop             Carlsrud

Adjourn