Snow Removal

Street department will start moving snow this morning on emergency routes and hills then branch off into residential areas starting in the Northeast section of town and work clockwise.  Work will resume at midnight downtown and finishing the residential areas when downtown is completed.

3.1.2021 Mayor’s Message

Hello Folks,

  • THE NORTH DAKOTA WINTER SHOW will be March 10-14.  Get your event tickets now.  FREE ENTRANCE to the building.
  • A note from “the power outage” we incurred here awhile back.  There were a number of events creating the outage from supplementary power sources to timely notifications and they are being researched through the federal level.  Though it was a “perfect storm”, knowledge gained from this experience will help going forward.  “Never let a good crisis go to waste”.
  • Missouri River Energy Services, our supplier, successfully hedged the market purchasing energy and fuel prior to the weather event.  Those purchases will help stabilize our current rates.
  • We had good ice on the river a few days ago, though now runoff has caused substantial amounts of water on top and changes in currents may have caused thinning ice in places.  Please be careful.  ICE always has a “degree of danger”!
  • For no particular reason, be nice to someone today.
  •  “LOVE OF LOCAL”.  Buy Chamber Bucks in the Rosebud Center or City Hall at a discount and redeem them in Valley City businesses at full face value. Each person can purchase up to $1,000.00 worth (including prior purchases).
  • COVID VACCINATIONS, visit the City-County Health District website, citycountyhealth.org or call 845-8518.                            
  • “We must be interested in finding the best way, not in having our own.”      (John Wooden)                                                    

Blessings, Pray, Be Safe and Be Kind,

Dave

3.2.2021 Commission Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT, via Zoom.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://zoom.us/j/92231194719 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 922 3119 4719

Call To Order
Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Approval of the Minutes from the February 16th Meeting.

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 $1,555,294.84               
  3. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor License(s) contingent on receiving updated contractor licenses for the following businesses:

            a. John’s Refrigeration& Electric, Inc.

            b. Grotberg Electric Inc.

            c. Grotberg Electric Inc. dba Triton Mechanical

            d. Sheyenne Mechanical

            e. Differding Electric LLC

            f. PEC Solutions of the Dakotas LLC

            g. RJ’s Plumbing & Heating

D.  Approve Raffle Permit for the following:

            a. Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center

            b. Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals

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 1073, an Ordinance enacting new section of Valley City Municipal Code related to demonstrations and assemblies.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

Resolution

New Business

1. Approve requesting funding from the State Water Commission for Storage Building and site costs for a 2022 project.  (Commissioner Gulmon)

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

2.  Approve Task Order for Construction Engineering for Streetscape Phase II.  (KLJ)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

3.  Approve agreement with Western Dakota Energy Association for oversize and overweight vehicle permits.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

4.  Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for VC Eagles Aerie 2192 at North Dakota Winter Show March 10-14, 2021.  (Finance Director Richter)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

3.2.2021 Finance Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 3:30 PM CT, via Zoom.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://zoom.us/j/99791374317 or Listen by calling (1-253-215-8782) Webinar ID: 997 9137 4317

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. Discuss LoadPass.  (City Administrator Crawford)
  4. Discuss requesting funding from the State Water Commission for Storage Building and site costs for a 2022 project.  (Commissioner Gulmon)
  5. Discuss bids for Paving Improvement District 119/119B (7th Ave W/4th St NW/2nd Ave NE).  (KLJ)
ADJOURN


2.21.2021 Mayor’s Message

Hi Everybody,

  • Mentioning weather this week is really refreshing.  With warmer temperatures and the forecast being positive, it is really a treat in my mind anyway.  The other day I drove to Glen Ullin and it was so-o-o relaxing.  For a mental health boost, get out and walk, drive, bike or just take some deep cleansing breaths. 
  •  The Valley City Mask Mandate ended last Tuesday.  That you folks have done such a good job with the three mitigations, our numbers are low and it was determined we should have a break from the “mandate”.  The mandate is gone for now, but that doesn’t change the need for masking, social distancing and good hygiene.  If we have a spike in numbers or are over run by one of the “variants” we may need to reinstate a mandate.  Please mask-up, especially if you are speaking, when you cannot social distance.
  • Hey, wave to someone you don’t know.
  • My wife and I walk regularly and enjoy the beauty of our community.  A couple things with which your help would be appreciated are stop “littering” and “pick up” after pets.  We are seeing more trash on our streets and dog poop on sidewalks and yards.  Please maintain our community’s beauty.
  • The Southwest Power Pool was placed on an Energy Emergency Alert.  That, to make a long story short, led to our power outage February 16th.  Normally there is time to alert areas to be affected, but with the extreme weather conditions, we were not given preparation time.  Certainly we were disappointed though information now indicates the whole grid could have failed if action were delayed, so what we had was a better case scenario.
  •  “LOVE OF LOCAL”.  Remember to buy Chamber Bucks in the Rosebud Center . IT’S A GOOD DEAL!!
  • COVID VACCINATIONS, visit the City-County Health District website, citycountyhealth.org or call 845-8518.
  • “When I was born I was so surprised, I didn’t talk for a year-and-a half.”      (Gracie Allen)                                                    

Blessings, Pray, Be Safe and Be Kind,

Dave

Minutes Available text with City of Valley City Logo above

2.2.2021 Finance Minutes

Called To Order

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM.

Roll Call

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, Public Works Accountant/Manager Jacobson, City Assessor Hansen, Electrical Superintendent Senf, Police Chief Hatcher, PW Superintendent Klemisch, Fire Chief Magnuson, Sanitation Supervisor Swart, Chad Petersen from KLJ, Tracy Eslinger from Moore.

1.  Department Reports:

PW Superintendent Klemisch recognized Tyler Martin for passing his pesticide applicator   certification and Nick Yokom for passing his waste water collection exam.

Sanitary Supervisor Swart reported the cardboard is going well with having the dumpster.  We are    hiring so if you know someone that would be a good fit send them our way.

Fire Chief Magnuson reported 17 calls for January, a lot of CO detectors this time of year.  Fire extinguishing business is going great.  We are 99.9% up and going.  We are receiving a lot of great feedback that they are happy the City took it back on.  We had the rural board meeting and we have a lease agreement that has been sent to Gwen and Bob Bruns for approval and back to Carl and hopefully for the next 5 years we have a good program in place.

Electrical Superintendent Senf reported zero outages last month.  Darwin finished the pole counts.    Recognition was given to Alec Storhoff for receiving his journeyman linemen certificate.   

2.  Review monthly bills/reports.

Finance Director Richter reported $1,261,000 in bills for the month.  $254,000 in annual payments which includes software, payment with Development Corporation annual insurance, annual HSA payment to employees, PD investigation fees and the last payment for the Winter Show.  We have two payrolls and a quarterly payment to the park which brings it up to about $900,000 with the balance being operations.

3. Discuss changing the April 20th, 2021 Commission Meeting Date for NDLC training.

 Deputy Auditor Klein reported the NDLC workshop falls on the same date as a commission   meeting.  Is there enough interest in people wanting to go that we change the meeting date?    Consensus was made to change the commission meeting to Monday, April 19th.  Will add it to the     next meeting agenda.

4.  Discuss making whole the negative cash balances in the Water (-95,748) and Street (-136,175) funds. 

 PW Manager Jacobson reported we ended the 2020 year with two negative balances.  The     water fund is mainly due to the large amount of repairs due to the water main breaks.  We        budgeted a loss for the street department of about $258,000.  We came in at about $100,000 loss mainly due to the COVID money that was used.  The sewer fund has $1.3 million cash balance and since the water goes hand and hand with that we would like to use that.  For the street fund I’m asking for the funds to come from the electrical department which currently has $3.6 million. Will add to commission meeting.          

5.  Discuss offering a bill credit for $5 for utility customers agreeing to go paperless by proving an email address.

 PW Manager Jacobson stated about two months ago our billing process was moved into our  new finance package causing us to go to a regular paper bill which is also put into an envelope. Due to the number of bills we purchased a stuffer but it’s not working as smooth as it should. With that and the increase in postage we would like to remedy some of this by utilizing the email billing.  To encourage customers to change over we discussed a $5 change to paperless campaign.  Will add to commission meeting.

6.  Discuss Residential Building Permit and Inspection Fees.

 City Administrator Crawford reported that we would like to clear up the Master Fee Schedule based on the different job duties of Lance and Mike.

7.  Discuss SRO Agreement.

 Police Chief Hatcher stated traditionally we’ve been on a contract with the schools for the SRO.  In the last budget process our agreement was becoming a little unbalanced on percentages being covered.  I asked the Superintendent for an increase in the fee with a commitment from us that we will enter into a longer contract.  Looking for approval to present to the school board.  Consensus was given.

8.  Discuss 2021 vehicle bids.

Operations Superintendent Klemisch reported all three bids come in under budget.  Looking     for approval to go with the Miller Motors bid.

9.  Discuss Main Street Seal Coat Project.

 Operations Superintendent Klemisch stated he feels we should move forward with this project. Typically you should seal coat a new surface in 2-3 years and we’re pushing 4 years. 

City Administrator Crawford added the federal funds weren’t available for us before.  50% will go to local share then the other will come out of R&R funds which is plenty because of the cost share the federal program was doing.

Chad from KLJ added Main Street was overlaid from Budget Burger east with the exception of a small segment west of the Rainbow Bridge.  Communication took place with the District Engineer late in 2020 who felt if we got it in soon we could get the funding for 2021.

 Finance Director Richter stated the DOT estimated the local share to be just under $13,000 so   half would be assessed to the property owners and the other half to the R&R fund.

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at ­4:07 PM.

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2.2.2021 City 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, City Assessor Hansen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Sanitation Supervisor Swart, City Engineers Chad Petersen and Tracy Eslinger, Jennifer Feist

Approval of Agenda

Addition NB4 and NB5

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the minutes from the January 19th meeting, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

A.  Approve Application for Raffle Permit for the Express Wrestling of Valley City for the activity dates of 1/1/2021-   6/30/2021.

B.  Approve Application for Raffle Permit for the Disabled American Veterans for the activity dates of 7/31/2021- 6/30/2022.

C.  Approve Application for Raffle Permit for Barnes County Ducks Unlimited for the activity date of 4/8/2021.

D.  Approve Application for Raffle Permit for El Zagal Sheyenne Valley Flag Corps for the activity date of       8/21/2021.

E.  Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Building Inspector, Auditor, Municipal Judge and Public Works       Accountant.

F.  Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $1,261,010.33.

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

Ordinance

Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 1070, an Ordinance Relating to the Annexation of Territory.

City Attorney Martineck stated no changes from the first reading.  This is related to the east interchange where Valley Plains Equipment is planning to build their dealership.  Recommendation is still to approve.

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

Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 1071, Approving Rezone of Nextera Addition to the City of Valley City.

City Attorney Martineck stated this again is related to the Valley Plains Dealership.  A newly annexed territory was requested to zone as light industrial.  No changes from the first reading.  Recommendation is to approve.

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

Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 1072, an Ordinance enacting a new section of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to Wireless Telecommunication Facility Guidelines.

City Attorney Martineck stated in 2018 the FCC passed regulations that made it easier for telecommunications companies to put up their wireless towers.  Mostly had to do with the fees the cities were charging and the restrictions the cities were putting on aesthetics and the times the cities were taking to process the applications.  Those are the things we really have control over but our ability to assess fees are limited, our control over what they look like is limited and our time to process the applications has to be 60 days or less.  The ordinance spells out everything we are allowed to do under the FCC’s guidelines.  As we move to the second reading of the ordinance we will be working with city staff and KLJ to come up with finalized guidelines before companies come in wanting to put towers up.

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

Resolution

Approve Resolution No. 2270, a Resolution Approving Final Plans and Specifications for Paving Improvement District No. 119 and Authorizing Engineer to Advertise for Bids.

Approve Resolution No. 2271, a Resolution Approving Paving Improvement District No. 119B and Authorizing Engineer to Advertise for Bids.

Approve Resolution No. 2272, a Resolution Approving Sanitary Sewer District No. 64 and Authorizing Engineer to Advertise for Bids.

Approve Resolution No. 2273, a Resolution Approving Storm Sewer District 52 and Authorizing Engineer to Advertise for Bids.

Approve Resolution No.  2274, a Resolution Approving Water Main District No. 100 and Authorizing Engineer to Advertise for Bids.

Finance Director Richter stated Resolutions 2270-2274 are all related to the 7th Ave NW and 2nd Ave NE project.  All five can be read and one motion and one role call is okay as long as you approve to move forward that way.

Mayor Carlsrud gave the okay.

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated this project was bid back in April of 2019.  Bids came in over estimate.  The City reevaluated and decided to hold off on the project.  Funds have become available and were allocated to this project.  One thing to note is that the bid date is anticipated within 45 days of approval.  The resolutions all note to hold all bids for up to 30 days.  Discussion with the ND DQ they recommend to have the option to hold up to 45 days post bid opening.

Commissioner Erickson questioned cost share.

Chad said the project is estimated at $3.8 million with $2.5 million of funds available thru the Prairie Dog Fund leaving approximately $1.3 local funds.  I don’t have what was estimated for special assessments.  A noted we have multiple improvement districts here.  For the street improvements the assessments are capped at the $123 and some change so that number will not change.  Utility Improvements, water and sewer, we have a combination of new services for water and sewer and then for the sewer we have mains that have been replaced but the services have not been.  New services on the water and mains are capped at $4,000 per hookup on the reline segments it’s capped half of the cost up to $3000 and then storm sewer were proposing to special assess at about $.05 per square foot.  There’s a large component of the drainage area that is outside of city limits which is one of the primary reasons we needed to get the funding for this project since those could not be special assessed.

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

Approve Resolution No. 2275, A Resolution Amending Master Fee Schedule-Residential Building Permit and Inspection Fees.

City Administrator Crawford stated they wanted to solidify the actual jobs our employees can do which would be the garage, decks and residential remodels involving structural changes.  The rest would stay as we needed it based on the person that was hired to do it.  We just need to make the change to make it match.

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

New Business

Approve the VCBCDC request for $10,000 for marketing.

Jennifer Feist stated we have had a couple of things happen just recently. We have had two of our companies bought out by major corporations.  We are needing to elevate the communication pieces we have because we are dealing with national and international companies.  We have done a good job marketing but we need to raise the bar.

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

Approve Gaming Site Authorization for Valley City State University Foundation on February 1st, 2021 through June 30th, 2021 at Brockopp Brewing.

Finance Director Richter stated this is another site VCSU is requesting. This is Brockopp Brewing’s first site.  We’ve had good success and compliance with VCSU’s gaming sites.

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

Review and Award bids for 2021 vehicle purchase.

City Administrator Crawford stated the request is to go forward with the bid from Miller Motors that was the lowest cost for the truck.

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

Approve offering a one-time bill credit of $5 for utility customers agreeing to go to paperless statements.

PW Manager Jacobson stated we have been migrating to new billing software for some time.  Part of that required us to change from the postcard billings to a full page mailing so we have an increased postage cost.  We also bought a stuffer to help get those mailing out.  One of the new functions in the software is to send emails to residents.  We’d like to run a campaign for any residents to allow us to email their bills to receive a onetime $5 credit.

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

Approve transferring $95,748 from the sewer fund to the water fund and transferring $136,175 from the electric fund to the street fund.

PW Manager Jacobson reported that we ended the 2020 year with two negative balances.  The water fund is mainly due to the large amount of repairs due to the water main breaks.  We budgeted a loss for the street department of about $258,000.  We came in at about $100,000 loss mainly due to the COVID money that was used.  The sewer fund has $1.3 million cash balance and since the water goes hand and hand with that we would like to use that.  For the street fund I’m asking for the funds to come from the electrical department which currently has $3.6 million. 

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

City updates & Commission Reports

City Administrator Crawford stated there are a few processes in PW that we found weren’t being done and some other things that would be best cost effective.  The first thing is when there is a bill it tells you there is a due date.  After the due date there is supposed to be a late fee.  That hasn’t been charged until they get billed again.  No one was actually getting that fee until they were billed again.  One of the changes is that we will actually be charging the late fees as we are supposed to.  The other part is after a bill goes out a couple days later a past due notice goes out.  From the bill being past due, 15 days later we say you’re going to be cut off.  We will be eliminating the notices.  We’re in talks about the little dam and things taking place there.  About a week ago we received an email that there will be some COVID money coming for R&R projects.  No action is needed at this time, just wanted to make you aware. 

Finance Director Richter stated with the Valley City CARES and the $200,000 we have allocated for that project, the checks are cut and will be issued to the Chamber.

PW Manager Jacobson just wanted to make everyone aware that the bills are now coming in paper form in an envelope, please do not throw them out.  We will also be putting information and notices on those bills so please read them.

President Carlsrud stated he received a letter from the Census Bureau stating the City of Valley City is a valuable member of the 2020 census community partnership and engagement program and thanking us for our participation.  Thank you Scott.

Fire Chief Magnuson we’ve had a lot of odor calls.  Check drains, sewer vents and CO2 detectors.

Sanitation Supervisor Swart gave a shout out to the sanitation department and the hard work they do.  Just a reminder we are looking for another crew member so if you know anybody send them our way.

Chad Petersen stated tomorrow will be our scoping meeting for the 6th St NW project. 

Commissioner Gulmon stated he and Avis met last week and reviewed financials and we are in a really good place.  Sales tax reports were out in November and was up 9%, Food and Beverage is down 4%.  Starting Saturday the For Love of Local begins.  They have a really organized process and it should go well.  An update to the storage building, we’ve met a couple of times and talked about potentially building on the land pit lot.  We found that a 10,000 sq. ft. building will not work there because the site preparation would take more than $500,000 to prepare the site.  We will be meeting again to discuss other options.

Commissioner Erickson gave props to the individuals that went the extra mile to improve themselves with the city

Commissioner Bishop wanted to remind everyone to be safe with these cold temperatures.  Thanks to the FD and PD because no matter how bad the weather, they still have to be out.

Commissioner Magnuson thanked to all the city staff and crews that are out there doing what they do every day.  Take advantage of the For the Love of Local program.  It’s a good program.  Also, when you’re out and about talking to people invite them to come and look at Valley City.  We have a beautiful city with and want to entice people to be here.

President Carlsrud thanked all the employees, we’ve been busy and will be busier and with this cold weather it makes things more challenging, stay safe.  Our employees that went the extra mile for their continuing education were Tyler Martin, Nick Yokom and Alec Storhoff.  Thanks to all of you, we appreciate your efforts. We do have some job openings so check in at City Hall if you’re looking for work.  Report from our electrical department today, our electricity was on 100% of the time in December, that’s pretty special.  Kudos to our City and Rural Fire Department for their partnership.  Together you’re able to offer services to our citizens which we could not do if we were separate.  Hats off to City County Health. This COVID stuff affects everybody differently and those folks are getting a lot of hours in due to the COVID.  Out of the 1,677 vaccinations given, which represents 13% of our population, CCH administered 1,000 of the shots.  To date we have 43% of the 75 and older group vaccinated and that will be going up and the 65 and older crew will be coming in soon.

City Administrator Crawford added with the cold, there are people that know they have issues with their pipes freezing so be mindful of that.  We don’t have the snow there to insulate so keep an eye on that.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:54 P.M.

 

2.15.2021 Mayor’s Message

Hello Folks,

  • February has seemed like the month where we begin crawling out of winter.  I have always felt once we hit February, we would have cold snaps, but they are shorter, so much for that theory. Oh well, patience, there is some warmer weather in the forecasts.
  • Be friendly spread some happiness.  Say “Hi” to people you don’t know, wave to people walking and driving.  “Reach out and touch someone” you haven’t visited in a while with a phone call.
  • “LOVE OF LOCAL” has a good start.  Remember to buy Chamber Bucks in the Rosebud Center at a discount and redeem them in Valley City businesses at full face value. Chamber Bucks cannot be deposited in your bank.  IT’S A GOOD DEAL!!
  • COVID VACCINATIONS, visit the City-County Health District website, citycountyhealth.org or call 845-8518.
  • The mitigations, washing hands, social distancing and masking when we can’t social distance, have put our area in a good position in the battle with COVID.  Please continue mitigating and with more vaccinations, we’ll have a chance!  Thank you for your efforts. 
  • Gosh this has been a long pull, about a year now and I have some “COVID Fatigue”.  This afternoon I was “short” in a statement to my wife, I don’t normally do that and she didn’t deserve it.  That said, I searched “behavior health” and found 1. Getting enough sleep. 2. Healthy eating.  3. Exercise can all help us feel better about life and ourselves.   4.  Practice gratitude, when I am thinking about all for which I have to be grateful, stress is greatly diminished.  
  •  “Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.”      (Henry James)                                                    

Blessings, Pray, Be Safe and Be Kind,

Dave

2.16.2021 Commission Agenda

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT, via Zoom.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://zoom.us/j/97034717705 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 970 3471 7705.

Call To Order
Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Approval of the Minutes from the February 2nd Meetings.

Approval of Consent Agenda

A.  Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor License(s) for the following businesses:

  • Bakkegard & Schell, Inc.
    1. Peterson Mechanical Inc.
    2. Kohn Electric LLC
    3. Enterprise Electric, Inc
    4. Keith’s Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating, Inc.
    5. Hi-Line Electric, Inc.
    6. Bentson Electric
    7. Dakota Electric Construction
    8. Hope Electric
    9. Scott’s Electric
    10. BDT Mechanical
  1. Approve Raffle Permit for the following:
    • Dakota Plains Ag
    • Valley City Music Boosters
    • District 24 Republicans

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 first reading of Ordinance 1073, an Ordinance enacting new section of Valley City Municipal Code related to demonstrations and assemblies.  (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

Resolution

New Business

1. Approve the VCBCDC request for $16,254.  (Jennifer Feist)

Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Carlsrud

2.  Approve changing the April 20th Commission meeting to April 19th to allow for NDLC training.  (Finance Director Richter)

Roll Call:          Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

3.  Approve to move forward with 2021 Main Street Seal Coat Project.  (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud

4.  Discuss City Mask Plan.  (President Carlsrud)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon           Erickson          Carlsrud

5.  Approve Recommendation from Renaissance Zone Authority Board to approve application by Valley Bridges Properties, LLC at 753 8 ½ Ave NW for the 5 year property tax and 5 year income tax exemption up to $300,000 for construction of new home, contingent on their Certificate of Good Standing, and designate it as VC-127.  (Tyler Marthaler)

Roll Call:          Erickson Magnuson        Bishop             Gulmon              Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn