Construction Notice-2nd Ave NE

Starting May 17th, 2021 2nd Avenue NE will be closed from 5th Street NE through the intersection of 7th Street NE. The closure will remain in effect until the corridor is reconstructed. No detour Route will be signed for this portion 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.

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4.13.2021 Commission Minutes

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

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Magnuson, 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, City Engineer Chad Petersen.

call to order

Meeting was called to order at 5:00 PM

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the minutes from the April 6th meetings, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

A.  Approve Raffle Permit for

            a. Valley City Education Association

            b. Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce

            c. Express Wrestling  

B.  Approve Block Off Street Request for the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce for the Rally in the Valley Event held on June 19th 2021 beginning from 6AM to 5 PM.

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

Ordinance

Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 1077, an Ordinance amending and reenacting VCMC section 8-01-02 re contractor license renewal date.

City Attorney Martineck stated this is a housekeeping change.  It allows the Auditor’s Office to determine the form of the application for contractor’s licenses and also the date they are due every year.

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

Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 1078, an Ordinance to Create and enact Section 15-01-12.1 re Tax Assessment of Unpaid Utility Charges.

City Administrator Crawford stated this is what we discussed at our last meeting. This is to add it generally and we will put the rest in the policies as we go so everyone has enough notice.  This ordinance will be added but would not go into effect until January 1st

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

Approve Second and Final 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 stated there are no changes from the first reading.  This is the regulations for the size on the building and making sure they are consistent with building codes.

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

Approve First Reading of Ordinance 1075, an Ordinance Amending and Reenacting Sections of Titles 7 and 11 of the Valley City Municipal Code Related to Building Permits and Zoning Code Violations.

City Attorney Martineck stated this ordinance was reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Committee and their recommendation was to approve.  This gives the Planning and Zoning Committee the administrative authority to access fines and fees for violations of the zoning code and building without a permit.

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

Resolution

Approve Resolution 2292, A Resolution Approving Plat of Hyland Park Estates.

City Attorney Martineck stated the Planning and Zoning Commission received an application for a new residential subdivision in the NW part of town from Valley Realty.  The new development includes multifamily housing including an apartment complex and townhomes.  The Planning and Zoning Commission did recommend approval with some conditions.  The first is that the development proceed according to the guidelines for an R4 district, that sidewalks be included in the project, the storm water management plan be completed before the development proceeds and that there be a dedication of open space pursuant to code which is 12% of the land or cash in lieu of dedication of the land.  There were also some issues in whether or not there were sufficient easements and whether the plan for the project met city standards.  City Attorney Martineck stated he checked with staff and there weren’t any issues with the easements or infrastructure going into the project but we do need to discuss the storm water management plan, the dedication of open space, the sidewalk issue and the size of the apartment complex.  In our Zoning Ordinance it talks about the maximum number of units in a R4 district being 24.  Looking at the history of the ordinance, prior to the ordinance being changed in 2015 there was an identical definition of R4 multifamily housing except in the original ordinance it said any multiple family dwelling with more than 24 units requires review and approval of the Valley City Planning and Zoning Commission.  The interpretation at the Planning and Zoning meeting last week was that 24 was the maximum and there wasn’t any room to go over.  Reviewing the code you could go up to any number that was reasonable for the area.  We have done complexes up to 42 in R4 districts since the ordinance was changed.  If you were to approve the 36 units it would be the same as what has been done the last 4-5 years.

Bruce Hoyt stated in Fargo whether we do the storm management plan up front or at the end I can’t get a building permit or an approval, letter of occupancy until the storm water has been approved so I can do it either way that you like.  The 36-plex right now we would move a little bit to the south so we can increase a little bit more on the north for the storm water detention pond.  It compares exactly to the bigger complex.  Bruce also stated they can work the dedication of open space in.  As far as we’re concerned, if sidewalks are an absolute, we’ll do sidewalks.

Mike Strom from KLJ added that the storm water plan changes depending on the size of the complex so that can’t be completed until we know what can be built.

Commissioner Erickson expressed his concern with a 36-plex having more water coming off and the retention pond only being able to hold for so long.  You put a 36-plex up there will be a lot of run off and it will end up going over to the creek which will come back into town.

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated the pond has to be sized for whatever the build is so the intent is that the runoff won’t be any greater than what the preexisting conditions are.

Consensus was given that the storm water management plan is completed prior, to allow 36 unit and sidewalks are not needed on this project.  We will need to negotiate with the developer for the dedication of open space.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve plat with conditions agreed upon for a multifamily housing unit, maximum of 36 units, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.

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

Approve Resolution 2289, A Resolution Declaring Sufficiency of Protest for Paving Improvement District No.  122 (Main Street Seal Coat).

Finance Director Richter stated the protest period was published as required, letters were sent and we also held an informational meeting.  We had one person inquiring about the project, but no protests.  With that I recommend a positive motion on this to proceed.

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

Approve Resolution 2290, A Resolution Approving Plat of Ingstad North Valley Subdivision.

City Attorney Martineck stated the Planning and Zoning received an application for a subdivision for three homestead lots on this plat and recommends approval.  

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

Approve Resolution 2291, A Resolution Approving Petition for Vacation of Undeveloped Portion of 11th Ave SE.

The Planning and Zoning received a petition to vacate a very small portion of undeveloped land.  The recommendation is to approve.

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

Approve Resolution 2293, A Resolution Approving replat of Lot 1 Block 3 Waterfront Meadows Addition.

City Attorney Martineck stated the Planning and Zoning Committee received an application to increase the size of one lot in the Waterfront Meadows Addition.  Approval is recommended with no conditions.

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

New Business

Approve Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation request for $25,000.

Jennifer Feist stated this request is for securing architectural services in order to encourage development in the downtown area.

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

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for Mark Ertelt Benefit at The Labor Club South Parking Lot, May 1st, 2021 from 2 PM to 2 AM.

Finance Director stated she visited with Police Chief Hatcher about the 2 AM closing.  He did sign off on it and said it was strictly the overflow.  Everything is inside but if there is an overflow of people they would like it approved.

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

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for Celebration of Small Business at City Lights Parking Lot, July 23, 2021 from 6 PM to 11 PM.

Finance Director Richter stated she didn’t see any issues with this application and Bergans are on the call if there are any questions.

City Administrator Crawford stated she spoke with Tommy but they will want to fill out a road closure permit.  Clint thought it would be best since the road is a public road that drives through the parking lot.

Chad said that was fine and asked if the time is set in stone once approved?  Can we change it to 12AM?

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve with the 12AM time, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion carried.           

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit from The Clubhouse Lounge LLC for the Garrett McFadgen Benefit at the ND Winter Show, May 3, 2021 from 6 PM to 9 PM.  

City Administrator Crawford stated Kayla Coleman from the Clubhouse was on the call if there were any questions.

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

Approve Housing Incentives.

City Administrator Crawford stated after the Finance Meeting we discussed what would be the best solution to move forward.  Commissioner Gulmon stated we discussed our existing which is $1600 upon closing and there’s a 2 year tax incentive up to $150,000 value of the property.  Our proposal is to increase that to a $5000 incentive.  We would like that to start in 2021 and would also like to budget $50,000 annually from the Public Works to continue this.  We would also like to create a fund for infrastructure for new developments that would bring the underground services to new developments.  Starting with $250,000 of Prairie Dog funds and then potentially in the future consider 10-15% of future Prairie Dog funds to go towards this account.

Commissioner Gulmon motioned to accept the proposal as presented in its entirety with a minimum of Prairie Dog funds being set at 10% with an option to review at that point, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion carried.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to Residential Building at 218 7th Ave NW. 

City Assessor Hansen stated the application pretty self-explanatory.  This is the 5 year exemption on just improvements.

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

Approve Submission of a Loan Application to RDFC (Rural Development Finance Corporation) for the Partial Financing of the Addition to the Fire hall.

Finance Director Richter statedthis is a low interest rate loan. Upon approval they would approve up to 50% of the project cost with a maximum of up to $250,000 loan for 10 years.

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

Approve Administration of City of Valley City’s local sales, use and gross receipts taxes by State Tax Commissioner for 2021-2023 biennium. 

Finance Director Richter stated this is a renewal of the contract we enter into every biennium.  The new contract is $41 less per month than the prior.  In order for the state to administer the sales tax it would be $720/month.

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

Approve Contract with NDDOT for Facilitating Installation of Small Cell Wireless Facilities in DOT Right of Way.  

City Attorney Martineck stated at the next commission meeting the commissioners will be reviewing the final reading of the regulations for installing small cell wireless facilities in our right of ways.  This contract with DOT allows us to accept permits for the DOT right of way and apply our ordinances to that particular area. 

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

City updates & Commission Reports

City Administrator Crawford reported that one of the problems they’re having out of the landfill is people are bringing in their old wood chips and dumping them on the pile of new ones.  I would like to bring it back into the gated area so it can be monitored.  They are also working on signs for the landfill.  I went with Kendall to the Fargo landfill and they had some nice signs with arrows.  People don’t read wordy signs but if you have a couple of words with arrows they will and we feel that should help.

Fire Chief Magnuson stated the annual fundraiser is coming up on the 30thof April.  We had a group of firefighters test on Saturday, they did very well.  Our City Attorney drafted a rental agreement and we will be taking that to the County Commission.

Police Chief Hatcher stated a position was opened for a Police Officer.  This is a position that’s being filled due to a current officer taking a full time temporary position with the National Guard.  About 5 weeks until city wide clean up.  Now is a good time to assess your properties and think about what you need to get out to the curb when it’s time.  Also a reminder about the 72 hour ordinance for parking.  It’s 72 hours, it’s not once we give you notice 72 hours.

Chad Petersen KPH moved back in to start prepping for the sidewalk work on 5th Ave NW.  Roads will be closed on Wednesday.  Asphalt schedule is unknown, we are waiting on the restrictions to come off.  Guessing early May.  The preconstruction meeting for the Paving 119 and 119B was held.  The tentative plan is to start work next Monday.  The plan is to start on 2nd Ave NE between 5th St and 7th St.  Then they’ll bring in a second crew to start on 7th Ave West portion.  It will get pretty busy here in town.

Commissioner Gulmon thanked the Housing Committee that worked to develop the plan that we approved tonight.  This is a positive step towards building our community.

President Carlsrud commented on the landfill, it’s a pretty good service that’s provided there so please take care of it.  We’ve had a number of call periodically where neighbors have issues with one another but they haven’t talked to each other.  Please talk to each other.  Communication does a lot to help resolve conflict.  To all of our city employees, thank you.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 6:18 P.M.

 

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2021 Board of Equalization Minutes

President Carlsrud presided and continued with roll call.

Members present: Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Gulmon

Members absent: Commissioner Erickson

Others Present:  City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Richter, Deputy Auditor Klein, City Administrator Crawford, Police Chief Hatcher, Administrative Assistant Johnson

Finance Director Richter read North Dakota Century Code sections 57-11-01, 03 and 07 pertaining to the duties of the Board of Equalization.

President Carlsrud declared the hearing open at 4:04 P.M. City Assessor Sandy Hansen reported the changes in property values within the city for 2021.  An overall summary was read and submitted.

pROPERTY tYPEsTATE cERTIFIED vALUESpROJECTED tOTALS 2018$ cHANGE% cHANGE
Residential land$35,253,000$35,666,300$413,3001.17%
Residential structure$218,142,100$224,032,300$5,890,2002..70%
Grand Total residential$253,359,100$259,698,600$6,303,5002.49%
     
Commercial Land$34,469,155$36,075,355$1,606,2004.66%
Commercial Structure$124,207,665$128,742,930$4,535,2653.65%
Grand total Commercial$158,676,820$164,818,285$6,141,4653.87%
     
agricultural land$98,800$98,700$100-.10%
GRAND TOTAL agricultural land$98,800$98,700$100-.10%
     
TOTAL MARKET VALUE$412,170,720$424,615,585$12,444,8653.02%

City Assessor Hansen stated 67 Notices of Increase were sent out-nearly half were for the Waterfront Meadows annexation.  The following property owners contacted City Assessor Hansen regarding the notice of increase for 2021.

PARCEL nUMBERpROPERTY OWNERREQUESTED CHANGE
63-3460300Lee OlsbergNo Change
63-3760400 & 63-3760500RNR DevelopmentSome changes made when a missed step was discovered when inputting the new plat last summer.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to close the hearing, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the assessment book as prepared by the City Assessor, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:22 p.m.

5.10.2021 Mayor’s Message

“Hi There”,

  • We have certainly had a variety of weather here!  In places like Arizona, weather has very little change, comparatively speaking, so we have many more opportunities conducive to discussing weather.  Can you imagine how boring it is watching weather forecasts in those places?
  • It has been nice enough to be out enjoying the good air and some sun; I hope you have been out there. 
  • Sue and I have been walking quite a bit, her more than me of course. Anyway, there seems to be less litter and more drivers yielding right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks.  Kudos to you who are helping as you DO make a difference.
  • A request.  Someone is continually throwing banana peelings on the west hospital boulevard ……. If it is you, will you please refrain from the practice?  Thank you.
  • We have many amenities in Valley City, the Gaukler Wellness Center, swimming pool, libraries, parks, golf courses and great schools to name a few.   We are a smaller community and don’t have resources to be as independent as some may like.  Perhaps partnering can help solve some of the challenges.  Sue and I partner with our neighbors, sharing yard work, mechanical challenges and security.  We are not very mechanical, but we can mow lawn for our neighbors and they help us with some mechanical projects. Take a little time to visit with your neighbors, you may be pleasantly surprised and find some partnering opportunities too.
  • Al LaFave, VCSU President; Josh Johnson, VCPS Superintendent; Bill Carlblom, Barnes County Commission Chairman and I as Mayor meet once per month to share needs and discuss ways in which we might utilize partnering.
  • Our Ministerial Association is another example of partnering.  You get the idea.  Larry Robinson says, “Let’s join hands, the answer is somewhere in the middle”.
  • Our City Employee Appreciation Night was held Friday evening.  We are fortunate having the employees we do; they do great jobs for us.  Thanks to each of you.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine is making a difference.  Our CCHD has vaccine on hand and welcome walk-ins for vaccinations.  To minimize your time, please call ahead, 845-8518.  Having immunization is comforting.
  • “Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”                                                                                                       (Mark Twain)

Blessings, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Pray

Dave

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing

 

The Valley City Public Works Department will be flushing hydrants in the city beginning May 11th 2021, for approximately two weeks to a month.  Water pressure may vary and residents may notice discolored water conditions during this time; however, the water will remain safe to drink.  To avoid any inconvenience, residents should check their water before doing laundry, and store water for drinking and cooking.

 

Call Public Works at 845-0380 if you have any questions.

Construction Notice-7th Ave NW

Starting May 10th, 2021 7th Avenue W will be closed from 2nd Street SW to the intersection of 2nd Street NW. The closure will remain in effect until the corridor is reconstructed. Main Street will be closed from 8th Avenue SW to 6th Avenue SW during installation of underground utilities. Access to businesses along Main Street will be provided.
A detour route will be in effect for the duration of the Main Street closure. The Detour Route will run from 9th Avenue NW to 2nd Street NW then back to Main Street via 5th Avenue NW.
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.

Clean up Week

City Clean up

 

Attention Valley City Residents

City Cleanup

May 24TH through May 28th

Valley City will conduct its annual residential waste cleanup the week of May 24TH through May 28TH.  The free pickup and disposal for residential waste only.

Valley City residents are encouraged to clean up, clean off, and clean out their properties.  On your regular garbage pickup day, put all your garbage, including the extra, out in your regular pick up spot by 7:00 AM, and Valley City Public Works will pick it up.  There is no limit on the number of bags, cans, boxes, etc., and no extra charge.  We will pick up general household garbage, couches, chairs, furniture, branches and wood DO NOT BAG OR BOX BRANCHES.  Paints and liquids can be disposed of in a dry, hardened form.  Cat litter, floor dry or sawdust can be used to absorb the liquid.  Empty cans can be left out with garbage. LEFTOVER PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE LANDFILL DURING CLEAN UP WEEK BUT MUST BE DRIED.

Separate items into piles

  • branches and tree (will be picked up the week after cleanup week)
  • household garbage
  • bricks, shingles, cement, wood products, rocks, large carpet rolls

Residents may take their appliances to Valley Recycling Center.

The following items WILL NOT be picked up:

Leaves and grass need to be taken to the collection site at the landfill at no charge.

  • Tires must be taken to the transfer station. The disposal fee cannot be charged, cash only.
  • Batteries may be taken to Valley Recycling Center.
  • Scrap metal may be taken to Valley Recycling Salvage Yard at 11481 35th ST SE  (north of Valley City landfill)

Help the garbage crews by putting the garbage into boxes, bags or cans not to exceed 32 gallons or 50 lbs.

Note:  Free disposal of grass, leaves, branches, trees, used motor oil and metal can be disposed of at the Transfer Station all year long. Metal is free for city residents not businesses.

5.3.2021 Mayor’s Message

“Hello Everybody”,

  • This week is “Educators’ Appreciation Week”.  Thank you teachers, cooks, custodians, counselors, paraprofessionals, aides, administrators, administrative assistants and all who contribute to education in our area.  Your personal investment in our youth is greatly appreciated. 
  • The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.  Please give full and honest consideration to having yours: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html?s_cid=10496:covid%2019%20vaccine%20information:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY21
  • Our CCHD has vaccine on hand and will take walk-ins to be vaccinated.  For your convenience, call ahead, 845-2059.  Knowing you are vaccinated will provide a “comfort” for you as well.
  • More and more people are our enjoying the freedom of outdoors.  Drivers, please be alert to motorcycles, bicycles, joggers and walkers.  Remember pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks.  Thank you.
  • PLEASE, don’t text while driving.  It is terribly dangerous.
  • Thank you to our Valley City Postal Service as those folks served as “front line workers too.  We always had mail delivery.  “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from swift completion of their appointed rounds”. 
  • Golfers, our courses are open and grounds crews are working to make the courses as nice as they can for this time of year.  Each of us can help, please fix ball marks, replace divots, drive carts where directed and honor requests of the course management.   In general, respect player and course etiquette.  See “Arnie’s Rules”: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/arniesrules
  • “The greatest gift of life is friendship.”                                                  (Hubert Humphrey)

Blessings, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Pray

Dave

5.4.2021 Commission Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT, 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/92208619017 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID:  922 0861 9017

Call To Order

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)
Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Approve Minutes form the April 19th Meeting and the April 13th Equalization Meeting.

Arbor  Day Proclamation

Approval of Consent Agenda    

1.  Approve Application to Block Off Street for VCSU-VC Activities Board from 3 PM to Midnight on May 5th for the End of Year Street Dance on 2nd Ave SW, East Side of the Student Center and Library.

2. Approve Application to Block Off Street for Sheyenne Valley Soapbox Derby Association for the Soapbox Derby Race held from 6 AM to 6 PM on June 5th, Central Ave from 3rd St to 9th St.

3.  Approve Raffle Permit for Bridge City Cruisers.

4.  Approve Raffle Permit for Fraternal Order of Police James/Valley Lodge #4.

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          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.

Ordinance

1.  Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 1077, an Ordinance amending and reenacting VCMC section 8-01-02 re contractor license renewal date.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

2.  Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 1078, an Ordinance to Create and enact Section 15-01-12.1 re Tax Assessment of Unpaid Utility Charges.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

3.  Approve Second and Final 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          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

4.  Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 1075, an Ordinance Amending and Reenacting Sections of Titles 7 and 11 of the Valley City Municipal Code Related to Building Permits and Zoning Code Violations.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

5.  Approve First Reading of Ordinance 1079, an Ordinance Amending and Reenacting Section 12-02-01 of the Valley City Municipal Code re Property Maintenance definitions.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

 

Resolution

            1.  Approve Resolution 2294, a Resolution Authorizing Filing of Application with NDDOE for Clean Water & Drinking Water Loan.  (Deputy Auditor Klein)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

New Business

1.  Approve Designating Funds from the Cares Act Relief Funds in the amount of $25,000 for Lights to Place on the Elks Foot Bridge and in Veterans Park and $5,000 for the VC Park District to add concrete cornhole games to Chautauqua Park.  (Deputy Auditor Klein)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

2.  Approve Recommendation from Renaissance Zone Authority Board to approve application from John Hill for the 5 year property tax and 5 year income tax exemption up to $300,000 and designate it as VC-128.  (Deputy Auditor Klein)

            Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

3.  Approve Recommendation from Renaissance Zone Authority Board to approve four applications from Legacy Developments for the 5 year property tax and 5 year income tax exemption up to $300,000 each, contingent on receiving their Certificate of Good Standing, and designate them as VC-129, VC-130, VC131 and VC-132.  (Deputy Auditor Klein)

 Roll Call:         Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

4.  Approval of Valley City Barnes County Rescue Joint Powers Agreement.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

5.  Amend City Administrator’s Contract.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

6.  Approve BlueScope Contract.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

7.  Amend Resolution 2292, a Resolution Approving Plat of Hyland Park District.  (City Administrator Crawford)

            Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

8.  Approve offer for purchase of property located at 476 5th Ave NE.  (City Administrator Crawford)

            Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

9.  Approve Preliminary Design Engineering Agreement for Water/Sanitary Sewer Extensions to Nextera Addition (KLJ).

            Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

10.  Approve Site Authorization Renewal for Valley City Baseball Association at The Clubhouse Lounge from 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022.  (Deputy Auditor Klein)

            Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

5.4.2021 Finance Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM CT, via Zoom.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://zoom.us/j/91092655384 or Listen by calling (1-253-215-8782) Webinar ID: 910 9265 5384

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. Review City Administrator Contract.  (City Attorney Martineck)
  4. Approve Designating Funds from the Cares Act Relief Funds in the amount of $25,000 for Lights to Place on the Elks Foot Bridge and in Veterans Park and $5,000 for the VC Park District to add concrete cornhole games to Chautauqua Park.  (Deputy Auditor Klein)
  5. Discuss Bluescope Contract. (City Administrator Crawford)
  6. Discuss amending Resolution 2292, a Resolution Approving Plat of Hyland Park District.  (City Administrator Crawford)
  7. Discuss offer for purchase of property located at 476 5th Ave NE. (City Administrator Crawford)
  8. Discuss VCFD GMC Commercial Rescue Contract.  (Fire Chief Magnuson)
  9. Discuss Small Paving outside of Hyland Park Estates.  (Operations Superintendent Klemisch)

ADJOURN

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