07/02/2019 City Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, ­July 2, 2019

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

Members present: Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Members absent: President Carlsrud.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Attorney Martineck, City Auditor Richter, City Assessor Hansen, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Lieutenant Rustebakke, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Approval of Agenda – Addition of R1, N4, N5, N6, N7; Removal of N8; R1

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the June 18, 2019 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

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 $2,257,610.33
  3. Approve Raffle Permit for Barnes County Ducks Unlimited

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

New Business

Approve 2019-2020 Renewal of Gaming Site Authorization for Valley City State University Foundation at Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Field; W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse; Valley City Town & Country Club; Valley City Eagles Club

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the gaming site authorizations, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to 478 6th Ave NW

City Assessor Hansen recommended approval of application. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements at 1034 Viking Drive

City Assessor Hansen recommends approval of application. Commissioner Powell moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements at 227 8th St NW
City Assessor Hansen recommends approval of application. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Woodland Steakhouse

City Auditor Richter reported the application is complete and presented to the Commission as the paperwork was received late. City Attorney Martineck stated the license applications are due the first Monday in June and the Code allows the Commission to hold a separate hearing to determine if the suspension is appropriate. Richter stated the application was submitted after deadline on June 28. The application was late due to requirement confirmation of property taxes paid.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the license.

Commissioner Powell asked for clarification if the licenses is approved, what types of penalties apply? Martineck clarified there are no fines associated with violation of this section of code. Richter stated suspension requires a separate hearing.

City Administrator Schelkoph stated the new deadline was implemented last year and license holders were informed of the deadline. Richter clarified the applicant did not meet the 10 AM deadline on June 28.

Commissioner Powell seconded the motion.

Commissioner Powell was not in favor of suspension due to a matter of hours [June 28 deadline]. City Administrator Schelkoph clarified the application was due June 3. Commissioner Bishop spoke against going against the Ordinance. City Attorney Martineck stated the Commission could approve a temporary license until the public hearing; or approve the license and suspend after a public hearing.

The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Sabir’s Dining & Lounge

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the renewal of the license, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. City Auditor Richter stated licensee asked for leniency due to medical issue. Commissioner Magnuson asked for consistency. Commissioner Bishop indicated the licensee needs to come to a hearing.

The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for VFW Post 2764 subject to complete application and contingent to City Auditor approval
City Auditor Richter reported the City has not received a complete application. Commissioner Erickson moved to deny the renewal of the license, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Removed: Consider Recycling Contract

Resolution

Removed: R1) Approve Resolution No. 2210, a Resolution  Establishing Recycling Utility Rates

Approve Resolution No. 2209, a Resolution Declaring Sufficiency of Protest for Paving Improvement District No. 118 (5th Avenue NW)

City Auditor Richter stated the City received one protest, which is 3.34%. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Resolution No. 2209, seconded by Commissioner Powell. Ryan Froemke, property owner, inquired about the protest process. Deedra Froemke, property owner, asked about the storm sewer area and the City will provide a response.

The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator’s Report

City Administrator Schelkoph reminded residents that use of fireworks ends on July 5 and of appropriate use. Schelkoph provided an update on the recycling contract and indicated that the County Commission will consider support of Valley Recycling. Schelkoph asked the public to continue support of downtown businesses while Central is still under construction.

City Updates & Commission Reports

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported construction continues on Central Avenue, specifically storm sewer and bump out construction. Permanent Flood Protection work continues. Storm Sewer 50 work will begin July 15. Lights for downtown are expected between mid to late September.

Commissioner Magnuson thanked the Commission and city crews for their work and wished everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:35 PM.

Duane Magnuson, Vice President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

06/18/2019 Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, ­June 18, 2019
5:00 PM

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

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck (by phone), City Assessor Hansen, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Deputy Auditor Klein, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Approval of Agenda – Addition of Consent D.h., F, R1; Removal of N1

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the June 4 and June 11, 2019 meetings, seconded by Commissioner Powell. Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permit for CHI Mercy Health Foundation and for Shine
  2. Approve 2019-2020 Renewal of Cabaret License for Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2192
  3. Approve 2019-2020 Renewal of Retail Tobacco Licenses for the following businesses:
    1. Brothers III
    2. County Bottle Shop, Inc. dba The Liquor Locker
    3. Dakota Silver
    4. Dakota Plains Ag at 807 W Main Ave
    5. Dakota Plains Ag at 151 9th Ave NW
    6. Eagles Aerie Club 2192
    7. Family Dollar, Inc.
    8. Farmers Union Oil Company of Moorhead dba PetroServe USA #071
    9. Leevers Foods, Inc. at 148 South Central Ave
    10. Leevers Foods, Inc. at 424 2nd Ave NE
    11. And all complete licenses received before 10 AM, on Friday, June 28.
  4. Approve Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for the following businesses:
    1. Boomer’s Corner Keg
    2. Captain’s Pub
    3. County Bottle Shop, Inc. dba The Liquor Locker
    4. Dakota Silver
    5. Jimmy’s Pizza
    6. Town & Country Club
    7. VC Developers LLC dba Bridges Bar & Grill
    8. American Legion Post 60
    9. And all complete license applications received before 10 AM, on Friday, June 28 and approved by the Police Chief, Fire Chief and Auditor
  5. Approve Block off the Street Request for Valley City Chamber of Commerce on Central Avenue N and on 2nd Street N for Summer Nights on Central on July 11, 18 and 25, 2019
  6. Approve Block off the Street Request for On the Move for Let’s Walk Valley City on Chautauqua Blvd from 6th Street NE to 12th Street NE on July 22, 2019

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments

Lloyd Nelson spoke regarding Public Comments procedures. President Carlsrud stated answers can be provided at City Hall.

Public Hearing

Public Hearing for Transfer of Class B and Class C Alcoholic Beverage Licenses to Dakota Silver, LLC
President Carlsrud declared the public hearing open. There were no comments. Commissioner Bishop moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Transfer of Class B and Class C Alcoholic Beverage Licenses to Dakota Silver, LLC
Commissioner Erickson moved to transfer the Class B & Class C Alcoholic Beverage Licenses to Dakota Silver, LLC; seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution

Approve Resolution No. 2208, a Resolution Approving Replat of Lot 9, South Valley Addition

City Administrator Schelkoph reported the replat of Lot 9, South Valley Addition was submitted and the Planning & Zoning Commission recommends the approval of this replat. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Resolution No. 2208, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Removed: N1) Consider 2019-2020 Renewal of Class B & Class G Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for Brockopp Brewing, LLC with 6 month extension for construction pursuant to V.C.M.C. 4-01-11(1.b.iii)

Approve Special Alcohol Event Permit for Valley City Eagles Aerie 2192 on Central Avenue for Summer Nights on Central Event on July 11, 18 and 25, 2019

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the special alcohol event permit, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Appointing Board Members for the following open positions, effective July 1, 2019

  1. Valley City Barnes County Library Board for 3 year term – Joseph DeMasi, Tim Kadrmas
  2. Planning & Zoning Commission for 5 year term – Jim Wright
  3. Renaissance Zone Board for 3 year term – Kristi Anderson, Jim Knutson, Anthony Kobbervig
  4. Special Assessment Commission for 6 year term – Paul Dahlberg
  5. Zoning Board of Adjustment (Variance) for 3 year term – Anthony Kobbervig, Mike Schell

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the appointments, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.

Commissioner Bishop and Commissioner Powell thanked the committee members.

The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Administration of City of Valley City’s local sales, use and gross receipts taxes by State Tax Commissioner for 2019 – 2021 biennium

City Auditor Richter reported the rate has not changed but the monthly rate has been reduced to lower volume of taxes from $44 per month to $35 per month. Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the contract, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Consider recommendation from Visitors Committee for Image Enhancement Grants for Josh & Alison Kasowski in an amount up to $1,000 for new business signage and in an amount up to $2,250 for renovation of exposed parapet wall

City Administrator Schelkoph reported Ivy Real Estate Group is seeking grants for signage and building repair. Visitors Committee provided a due pass recommendation. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the grants as recommended, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator’s Report

There was no City Administrator’s report.

City Updates & Commission Reports

City Auditor Richter stated the City will begin preparing for the 2020 budget with distribution to the City Commission on July 17.

Fire Chief Magnuson thanked the Schelkoph family for the training opportunity.

Commissioner Powell complimented the hard work downtown.

President Carlsrud thanked employees for the Rally in the Valley prep work. Carlsrud thanked the committee and board members for agreeing to serve.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:21 PM.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

06/11/2019 Special Commission Meeting

Special Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00 PM, City Hall

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

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Members absent: Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck.

New Business

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for American Legion on June 15, 2019 in its green space and patio

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the special alcohol beverage event permit, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 12:02 PM.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

06/04/2019 Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
5:00 PM, City Hall

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

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, City Assessor Hansen, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Deputy Auditor Klein, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Agenda: Addition of Consent H, I, N11, N13, N14; Removal of N5

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the minutes from the May 21, 2019 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion carried.

Proclamation Declaring Block Parties

President Carlsrud read the Block Party Proclamation. Sharon Buhr invited the public to participate.

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 $2,419,875.37
  3. Approve Raffle for ND Red Knights Chapter 1
  4. Approve Electrician License for JDP Electric, Inc.; Scott Roemmich Electric, LLC
  5. Approve Rally in the Valley Parade on June 15, 2019 on Central Avenue from 12th Avenue NW to Main Street
  6. Approve Application to Block off Street for Valley City Chamber of Commerce for Crazy Dayz on July 24, 2019 on Central Avenue from 2nd Street N to 4th Street N and 3rd Street N from alley by Nearly Nu to alley by Times Record
  7. Approve Application to Block off Street for Valley City Chamber of Commerce for Rally in the Valley on June 15, 2019 on Central Avenue from 5th Street N to Main Street
  8. Approve Application to Block off Street for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for Rally in the Valley Kids Carnival on June 15, 2019 on 3rd Street NW from 2nd Avenue NW to Alley
  9. Approve Application to Block off Street for Captain’s Pub on June 15, 2019 on Main Street from 2nd Avenue to Central Avenue

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Powell.  The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Public Hearing

Open Public Hearing regarding Special Assessments confirmed by the Special Assessment Commission for Sanitary Sewer Improvement District No. 62

President Carlsrud declared the public hearing open. City Auditor Richter stated the Special Assessment Commission met on May 22, 2019 and approved the costs as presented. The citizens will be assessed ½ of cost for the reline project up to $3,000 residential properties or $4,500 for commercial properties.

City Auditor Richter stated letters are sent to the property owner for Special Assessment Commission hearing and the Commission hearing.

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

Approve Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Sanitary Sewer Improvement District No. 62

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Sanitary Sewer Improvement District No. 62, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Open Public Hearing regarding Special Assessments confirmed by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 117

President Carlsrud declared public hearing open. City Auditor Richter reported there is a change recommended for this project, with recommendation for 4 twin homes properties at $1,828.49 each and remaining properties to $3,656.97. The Special Assessment Commission concurred with this change. Jim Nelson, property owner, spoke in favor of this change.

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

Approve Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 117

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 117, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Open Public Hearing regarding Special Assessments confirmed by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 114

President Carlsrud declared the public hearing open. City Auditor Richter reported Special Assessment Commission received no comments from property owners and recommends approval as presented. The rate after NDDOT funds were applied was $23.52 per linear foot with ½ of cost to the property owner.

Commissioner Erickson moved to close the hearing, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 114

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Paving Improvement District No. 114, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Open Public Hearing regarding Special Assessments confirmed by the Special Assessment Commission for Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 51

President Carlsrud declared public hearing open. City Auditor Richter reported Special Assessment Commission approved and recommended assessments as prepared.

Commissioner Powell moved to close the hearing, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission for Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 51

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the Special Assessments as recommended by the Special Assessment Commission, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution

Consider Resolution No. 2207, a Resolution accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Permanent Flood Protection Phase 2A and Permanent Flood Protection Phase 3 to Reiner Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $3,885,067.09

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported bid opening occurred on May 3, 2019 for Permanent Flood Protection Phase 2A & 3. Three bids were received. This project has an 80% state cost share and 20% local cost share. The notice to proceed will be issued after a pre-construction meeting for Phase 2A. Phase 3 is pending a State Water Commission permit.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Resolution No. 2207, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Consider approving Construction Engineering Agreement for Permanent Flood Protection Phase 2A with KLJ in an amount not to exceed $315,000

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported this is an amendment to Phase 2 contract. The agreement will add $270,000 for construction engineering for Phase 2A and remainder to close out all of Phase 2 & 2A. There is an 80% state cost share 20% local cost share.

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the construction engineering agreement, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Consider approving Construction Engineering Agreement for Project No. SU-SS-2-990(053)057 (Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50) with KLJ in an amount not to exceed $175,500 (KLJ)

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported the City approved construction agreement on May 14. This is the construction engineering agreement. A proposed start date is July 8.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the construction engineering agreement, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Discuss Harm Reduction Services & Syringe Services Program

Theresa Will, City County Health District Director, stated the goal of the syringe services program is to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis. Participants are 5 times more likely to enter treatment. A community meeting will be held on June 27. Fargo, Mandan and Minot have syringe services programs. Valley City would be the fourth program in the state. Adam Martin, F5 Project, spoke about the peer services that will be integrated in the syringe services program. CCHD will be submitting a draft plan to NDDOH. Police Chief Hatcher spoke in support of the program.

Commissioner Bishop moved for the City Commission to support the program, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Consider funding for South Central Adult Services

Pat Hansen, Director, stated increasing fares is not an option for South Central Adult Services. Hansen requested $10,000 now and $20,000 available in 2020.

Commissioner Powell moved to award $10,000 for South Central Adult Services for remainder of 2019 with funding through the VCPD budget as a project has been delayed, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. City Administrator Schelkoph concurred the money come from the VCPD budget. The motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Powell left meeting at 5:47 PM.

Removed: N5) Consider surcharge for Credit Card Use

Approve Electrical Department contribution of material and labor to the Hi-Liner Athletic Complex Phase II

City Administrator Schelkoph stated the City will install single-phase line instead of three-phase line underground which will lead to a reduced demand charge to the City due to installation of LED lights. The cost for the work is $14,000. Schelkoph recommends approval with conditions that the contractor provide trenching and the LED lights are installed. Schelkoph confirmed Valley City Public Schools has agreed to terms.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to Residential Building at 421 3rd Avenue NW

City Assessor Hansen recommends approval of this application. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

N8) Approve Annual Gaming Site Authorization for ND Wildlife Federation at Eagles on April 4, 2020

N9) Approve Annual Gaming Site Authorization for Thundering Saints, Inc. at Boomer’s Corner Keg

N10) Approve Annual Gaming Site Authorization for Valley City Hockey & Figure Skating Club at Valley City Town & Country Club

N11) Approve Annual Gaming Site Authorization for Valley Twisters Gymnastics Club at Bridges
Bar & Grill

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve N8, N9, N10, and N11, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Special Alcohol Event Permit for Boomer’s Corner Keg on June 16, 2019 at Dakota Riders MC Hillclimb

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve special alcohol beverage event permit for Boomer’s Corner Keg, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Special Alcohol Event Permit for VFW Post 2764 on June 15, 2019 at Rally in the Valley Street Dance

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve special alcohol beverage event permit for VFW Post 2764, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Special Alcohol Event Permit for Captain’s Pub on June 15, 2019 at Rally in the Valley Street Dance 

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve special alcohol beverage event permit for Captain’s Pub, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator’s Report

There was no City Administrator’s report.

City Updates & Commission Reports

City Assessor Hansen attended the County Equalization meeting with no protests by city property owners. Hansen reviewed changes submitted to the County Equalization board for approval (421 3rd Ave NE and annexation of Roserock Holdings land) and will attend the state equalization meeting.

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported Main Street will be open on Friday this week; Phase I of Streetscape will be complete this week and open next week. Storm Sewer 50 pre-construction meeting will be held at the end of month and a Permanent Flood Protection Phase IIA & III meeting will be scheduled.

Commissioner Bishop thanked public for patience with construction.

Commissioner Magnuson stated Main Street & Central are coming along nicely. Thanks to public for supporting downtown.

President Carlsrud thanked city workers and contractors.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 6:02 PM

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

05/21/2019 Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:00 PM, City Hall

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

Members present: Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Powell.

Members absents: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, City Assessor Hansen, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Approval of Agenda – Addition of N3 & N4, Consent C

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the minutes from May 7 & May 14, 2019 meetings, seconded by Commissioner Powell. Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permit for Bridge City Cruisers
  2. Approve Plumbing License for Ace Plumbing and Tim’s Plumbing, LLC
  3. Approve Raffle Permit for Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway Foundation

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution

Approve Resolution No. 2204, a resolution approving preliminary engineer’s report & directing preparation of detailed plans, specifications & estimates of probable cost for Paving Improvement District No. 118 (5th Avenue NW)

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated the Documented Catex serves as the preliminary engineer’s report. Bid opening is planned for November 8, 2019 with final plans due August 1, 2019 to NDDOT. Commissioner Powell moved to approve Resolution No. 2204, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Resolution No. 2205, a resolution declaring necessity of improvements in Paving Improvement District No. 118 (5th Avenue NW)

Chad Petersen from KLJ stated notifications to property owners and publication will done this week with an upcoming public meeting regarding special assessments. Commissioner Erickson moved to approve Resolution No. 2205, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Resolution No. 2206, a Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of $746,000 Storm Water Assessment Warrant, Series 2019 (Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50)

City Auditor Richter reported the City applied for a State Revolving Loan Fund for Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50. At that time, the district was bigger and the fund request was at $746,000. Richter is waiting for confirmation from Bank of ND that the City may take a lower amount, between $400,000 to $425,000 (estimated special assessment amount). The City will draw when the project is complete and begin incurring interest at that time, which is set at 2%. Commissioner Powell moved to approve Resolution No. 2206, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Consider options for Valley Recycling Contract

City Auditor Richter asked for clarity regarding the Profit & Loss statement. President Carlsrud inquired about possible rate increase. Faul stated this would allow him to put out all dumpsters and encourage small businesses to share dumpsters with possibility to bag different products and place in one dumpster. Faul expects bigger businesses to still pay for dumpster rental. Faul is considering option to crush glass.

President Carlsrud stated the City has quotes from Waste Management and recommends a committee weigh the options. Commissioner Erickson reminded that the contract is up in June and decisions need to be made soon. City Attorney Martineck could take action at the next meeting or allow Faul to rescind his notice. Commissioner Erickson and Commissioner Powell volunteered to serve on the committee with a meeting Friday, May 24 at 6 AM.

Receive transit report from South Central Adult Services
Pat Hansen reviewed the impact of funding without City $20,000. Hansen is recommending shutting down the taxi service without increasing rates to transit service. In order to do so, Hansen needs to have public meeting with 21 day notice and then cannot shut down within 30 days of hearing. If fares are increased, Hansen expects a loss of federal funding. Commissioner Powell asked for clarification regarding taxi drivers.

Hilde van Gijssel, taxi driver, stated she was surprised by number of riders got to work via taxi.

John Thompson, spoke in favor of providing adequate funding for services.

Commissioner Powell asked if $10,000 would allow South Central Adult Services to get through until January. Hansen stated yes.

Commissioner Erickson recommended placing request on agenda again. President Carlsrud said this can be brought back at next meeting.

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for The Labor Club on June 8, 2019

Kerry Anderson spoke in favor of the taxi service. Anderson stated the application is for the Labor Club’s 20th Anniversary Party which will include a dance. Anderson inquired about dropping power in the parking lot. Commissioner Powell moved to approve the application, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Consider Block off the Street Request for VFW on May 27, 2019 on 100 block of Main Street East

City Auditor Richter reported the indemnification agreement was signed “under protest.” City Attorney Martineck stated if there were damages, could argue that VFW signed “under protest” or doesn’t understand which means there may be legal issues if damages occur. Commissioner Powell recommended the VFW fill the form out again and agree to indemnity clause, as not to leave the City liable. The Police Chief and VCPW will need to approve as well. Commissioner Erickson wanted the Application to Block off the Street application and the “under protest” language removed.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve under stipulation that proper form is completed and extra language is removed, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator Report

There was no City Administrator report.

CITY UPDATES

Building Inspector Andersen asked the public to please remember Memorial Day.

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported work on Central Ave Streetscape is progressing with three of the four bump outs poured. Plan is to have work completed by June 7 with Phase II to begin after Rally in the Valley. The concrete street on Main is complete, work continues along roadway until June 7.

Commissioner Powell encouraged people to be downtown and take a look at the bump outs.

President Carlsrud encouraged people to shop and eat downtown. Thanked employees for their work.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 6:04 P.M.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

 

05/14/2019 Special Commission Minutes

Special Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:00 AM, City Hall

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 7:00 AM.

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Resolution

Consider Resolution No. 2203, a Resolution accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50

City Administrator Schelkoph stated the bids were $160,000 over the Engineer’s Estimate, mostly due to underground boring. Schelkoph reported boring costs have increased recently and the bids are in line with what other cities have received. Schelkoph expects no change in bids if project is bid again. Bids came in at $0.92 per square foot for the local share. The 2012 9th Avenue NW Storm Sewer costs came in at $0.27 per square foot. Schelkoph outlined the percentage assessed and the cost per square foot options. Schelkoph recommends 35% of the local share be assessed which is $0.32 per square foot.

Schelkoph stated the R&R fund can cash flow this project, however there will be an impact to future projects. Schelkoph believes the future funding from the Prairie Dog Bill will allow the city to address this overage. Schelkoph will call for a special commission meeting in June to address the Prairie Dog Bill, the future of infrastructure projects and cost ratios.

Schelkoph expects the City will be able to maintain the near term projects if the 35% or $0.32 is assessed.

Schelkoph stated since the project was first planned, properties have installed detention ponds.

Chad Petersen from KLJ reviewed the stormwater management plans from the three properties; looking at the discharge pipes and the rate of discharge flows. For Stoudt Ross Ford, Petersen recommends 61.24% reduction, Grand Stay Hotel at 15.75% reduction, USDA at 14.68% reduction.

Schelkoph stated during rain events, Wintershow Drive will flood which leads to erosion issues and stalled cars. In the past, water would drain into the former gravel pit. With the development of the area, the 18” pipe is not adequate to handle the flows. The proposed project provides a 36” pipe to handle the flows. The storm sewer will divert water to the south into the interstate right of way.

Petersen stated federal and state cost share is 45% of construction costs. For the portions in NDDOT right of way and urban road system, 80% of construction costs will be covered.

Petersen does not expect boring costs to go down with future bidding.

Commissioner Magnuson asked what the worst case scenario is if the project is delayed a couple years.

Petersen stated dollars have been planned since 2014. The City risks losing federal dollars programmed for 2019. Petersen does not foresee additional federal dollars available for this project as portions are outside urban road system.

Petersen expects availability of contractors and potential for increasing costs due to additional work available through Prairie Dog bill.

Commissioner Magnuson would prefer to reduce the cost of the projects with the Prairie Dog bill money versus additional projects.

Commissioner Bishop concerned spending money [Prairie Dog bill] that the City doesn’t have yet.

Petersen stated each time the hill washes out, there is recovery time and costs involved to VCPW.

Magnuson stated the City might be better able to handle costs further down the road.

City Auditor Richter would have $1 mil carry over and have cash flow in 2019 to cover costs of this project. Richter reported State Revolving Loan funds have been received.

Schelkoph stated this is a good plan with prices that have been confirmed, not sure if better time.

Petersen stated the cost was prohibitive to add curb and gutter on hill. Schelkoph stated VCPW has added drainage tile to address springs on 4th Avenue.

Petersen would need to review with NDDOT if federal money is available to the City.

Commissioner Powell stated if the City waits 4 years, with inflation at two percent it is still an $150,000 increase to the City.

Commissioner Magnuson wants to build up the R&R fud

Commissioner Magnuson moved to proceed forward with project, seconded by Commissioner Powell.

Roll Call: Erickson – aye; Powell – aye; Bishop – nay; Magnuson – aye; Carlsrud – aye. Motion carried.

New Business

Consider request from South Central Adult Services for $20,000 to support transit program

City Administrator Schelkoph reported budgets have been created to reflect work plans. If approved, recommends taking $20,000 from VCPW which impacts the cash reserves that have been built up for the Service Center project.

Commissioner Powell stated this is good cause, but not in budget.

Schelkoph stated the county is giving $100,000 which in essence is 25% from citizens of VC.

Commissioner Magnuson stated this is a well needed service which should be budgeted and requested during budget season.

Commissioner Erickson asked South Central Adult Services to come up with ideas to generate moneys.

President Carlsrud asked staff to offer flat budgets. Carlsrud would like to see some adjustment in transit rates.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion failed unanimously.

Consider options for Valley Recycling Contract

Commissioner Erickson reported Valley City Recycling is working on business plan. Commissioner Magnuson expect recycling to stay open. Commissioner Erickson offered a possible increased cost to households. Schelkoph stated there are approximately 2400 residential VCPW accounts and 200 commercial accounts. Consensus was to review at the May 21 meeting.

Approve Emergency Repair of Standpipe Water Tower in the amount of $52,500

City Administrator Schelkoph reported the roof of the standpipe water tower fell and blew off in last storm. Reports indicate that when ice broke it broke into the water and then bobbed into the roof, breaking supports.

Schelkoph stated a temporary repair is not possible. Schelkoph recommends repairing the roof and finding a solution for the future as insurance will cover $44,000 and the City’s cost has increased with this claim.

Commissioner Erickson moved to repair with direction look at future plans, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 8:06 AM.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

05/07/2019 Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:00 PM, City Hall

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

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell

Members absent: Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, City Assessor Hansen, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Deputy Auditor Klein, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Approval of Agenda

Removal of R1 & N3

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the minutes from the April 16 and April 25, 2019 meetings, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

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 $2,862,367.57
  3. Approve Mechanical Contractor License for 7 C’s Heating & Cooling, LLC
  4. Approve Application to Block off Street for Bridge City Cruisers on June 15, 2019 for 100 block of East Main; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th blocks of Central Avenue N, 2nd Street NE to Taco John’s, 2nd Street NW to Wells Fargo drive in
  5. Approve Parade Application for Bridge City Cruisers on June 15, 2019 on Central Avenue N

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Resolution

Removed R1) Consider Resolution No. 2203, a Resolution accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50

Approve Resolution No. 2200, a Resolution creating Water Main Improvement District No. 101 for 2020 5th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported Resolution No. 2220 includes properties impacted by the watermain work on 5th Avenue NW. Commissioner Powell moved to approve Resolution No. 2200, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Resolution No. 2201, a Resolution creating Sanitary Sewer Improvement District No. 65 for 2020 5th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported the Resolution includes the sanitary sewer work part of 5th Avenue NW reconstruction. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Resolution No. 2201, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Resolution No. 2202, a Resolution creating Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 53 for 2020 5th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported the Resolution identifies the properties impacted by the storm sewer work part of 5th Avenue NW Reconstruction. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve Resolution No. 2202, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Consider decision document for 5th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project (NDDOT Project No. SU-2-990(059)

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported the delay in bid opening was due to federal funding availability. A second public input meeting was held to discuss alternatives with 46 attendees, with materials provided to Commission [April 2, 2019 Finance Meeting]. Since there was an opportunity for public comment, Petersen stated the Commission needs to determine if the project will be completed and with which alternatives.

Commissioner Powell moved to approve Decision Document with Alternate C – 34 foot build with parking on one side where the difference between Alternative B & C is paid from the R&R fund (approximately $60,000), seconded by President Carlsrud.

Roll call: Magnuson – nay; Bishop – nay; Powell – aye; Carlsrud – aye.

City Auditor Richter stated a tie is a failed vote.

Commissioner Bishop stated citizens want no wider street and keep parking. Commissioner Powell believed people changed mind at/after second public input meeting.

Petersen stated the project is programmed for 2019 fiscal dollars, if the dollars are not allocated or spent in 2019, the City risks losing the funds.

Commissioner Magnuson concerned about property owners without access to property during project, and some citizens who do not want project to proceed.

Commissioner Powell asked the Commission to use the comments from the second meeting when property owners were more informed.

Petersen stated the final plans need to be submitted by August 1 which means preliminary plans need to be sent to the NDDOT by/around July 1. Prior to the July deadline, the environmental documents which include the decision document need to be submitted.

Petersen reviewed comments received for second public input meeting.

City Auditor Richter reported the district has been created, the property owners can still protest out the project as declaration of necessity has not been made.

Commissioner Bishop made a motion to reconsider the vote, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion carried.

Commissioner Powell moved for the project to go forward with confirmation of the 34’ wide street with parking on one side with the difference coming from the R&R fund, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Conditional Use Permit for Hochhalter Photography at 114 3rd Street SE

City Attorney Martineck reported the Planning & Zoning Commission considered options for this request including either a re-zone or a Conditional Use Permit. The Planning & Zoning Commission recommends a Conditional Use Permit with signage to conform with R-4 requirements and that the property not be rented out for residential use. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the Conditional Use Permit, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Removed: N3) Consider request from South Central Adult Services for $20,000 to support transit program

Approve 2019 Sidewalk Replacement bid from Mike’s Construction & Repair in the amount of $67,838.00

City Administrator Schelkoph reported e bids were received for the sidewalk replacement. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the 2019 Sidewalk Replacement Bid from Mike’s Construction & Repair in the amount of $67,838, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to Residential Building at 304 5th Avenue NE

Assessor Hansen recommends approval for this application. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements at 304 5th Avenue NE, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements to Residential Building at 560 4th Street NW

Assessor Hansen recommends approve for this application. Commissioner Powell moved to approve the Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvements at 560 4th Street NW, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve 2019-2020 Gaming Site Authorization Renewal for Valley City Eagles Aerie 2192 Fraternal Order of Eagles at Eagles; Captain’s Pub; The Labor Club; My Bar Valley City LLC; Hi-Line Hospitality, LLC dba City Lights; Main Street Off Sale LLC dba Tavern 94

City Auditor Richter reported no significant changes in the annual renewal request. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the 2019-2020 Gamin Site Authorization Renewals for Valley City Eagles Aerie 2192, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator’s Report

City Administrator Schelkoph reported that with Streetscape I, Central Avenue is closed; in addition, Main Street is closed. Both will be open for Rally in the Valley.

City Updates & Commission Reports

City Attorney Martineck reported Planning & Zoning Commission voted to move its meeting to the second Wednesday of the month beginning in June. A Social Media Committee has been established. CHI Mercy Health is provided an employee training event addressing workplace and domestic violence training.

Building/Fire Inspector Andersen reminded citizens cleanup week is next week. Property maintenance violations will be sent after cleanup week.

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported Central Avenue will be open for Rally in the Valley. Bids were received for Phase IIA & Phase III of Permanent Flood Protection – looking to clarify a few items before awarding the contract. If property owner have concern, contact KLJ regarding the pilings.

Commissioner Powell appreciated positive attitude from downtown businesses.

Commissioner Magnuson asked the public to support businesses on Central Avenue, be careful for street closures and be patient.

President Carlsrud thanked VCFD for cleanup efforts; thanked media for attending Main Street Initiative celebration last week. Carlsrud offered thanks to city cleanup crews. Cleanup properties. Support downtown.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5;44 P.M.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

04/25/2019 Special Commission Minutes

Special Valley City Commission Proceedings
Thursday, April 25, 2019
5:45 PM, City Hall

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:45 PM.

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck.

New Business

Approve Raffle Permit for Valley City Kiwanis Club
Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the raffle permit, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 P.M.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

04/16/2019 Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5:00 PM, City Hall

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

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, City Assessor Hansen, Public Works Accountant Jacobson, Building/Fire Inspector Andersen, Fire Chief Magnuson, Police Chief Hatcher, Deputy Auditor Klein, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

Arbor Day Proclamation

President Carlsrud read the Arbor Day Proclamation, proclaiming May 3, 2019 as Arbor Day.

Approval of Agenda – Addition of N9

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from April 2, 2019 & April 9, 2019 Board of Equalization meetings, seconded by Commissioner Powell. Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permit for Barnes County Wildlife Federation, Disabled American Veterans
  2. Approve Block off the Street for Valley City Fire Department on Central Avenue from 4th Street to 5th Street N on May 1, 2019
  3. Approve Block off Street for Valley City High School Prom on May 4, 2019 on 4th Street NW from Central Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  4. Approve Electrician and/or Plumber License for Hope Electric; Wrigley Mechanical, Inc.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Resolution

R1) Consider Resolution No. 2195, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Paving Improvement District No. 119

R2) Consider Resolution No. 2196, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Paving Improvement District No. 119B

R3) Consider Resolution No. 2197, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Sanitary Sewer No. 64

R4) Consider Resolution No. 2198, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 52

R5) Consider Resolution No. 2199, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for Water Main Improvement District No. 100

Chad Petersen from KLJ reported two bids for Paving Improvement Districts No. 119 & 119B, Sanitary Sewer Improvement District No. 64, Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 52, Water Main Improvement District No. 100 were received on April 3, 2019 as one contract. The engineer’s estimate was $2,891,161.70. The low bid was $3,346,199.25 which is 15.74% over Engineer’s estimate. The impact to the R&R fund is in excess of $360,000 as additional costs would be bore by the City due to existing caps to property owners. Due to impact to future projects, Petersen recommends postponing and re-biding the project in fall 2019. City Administrator Schelkoph concurred with Petersen.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to reject items R1 – R5, as the bids were over estimate, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.

Commissioner Powell inquired about factors to the overage. Petersen reported the concrete and storm sewer portions of the project were over estimate. Petersen also stated bids may be high due to the timing of the bid, completion/start dates.

The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Consider transferring Access easement from the NDDOT (Love’s development) to create a right of way easement for the city that will support the extension of a south side frontage road along the interstate

City Administrator Schelkoph asked the Commission for approval to create a city street within the newly annexed portion of the City. NDDOT has retained access and ownership of the west side of Love’s property to ensure access for Swanberg Construction. To resolve the issue, Schelkoph asked NDDOT to allow the City to take over the easement which allows access to both Swanberg Construction & Love’s development. Schelkoph asked the Commission for permission to begin negotiations with NDDOT. Schelkoph stated his vision is to provide a frontage road along the south side of interstate while maintaining public access for Swanberg Construction and future development. Love’s will construct the road to the current guidelines and specifications of the City.

Commissioner Powell moved to approve the transfer of the access easement from NDDOT, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve bid for Electrical Department bucket truck from Terex in the amount of $221,650.00

City Administrator Schelkoph stated the City received two bids for a bucket truck to replace the old aerial truck. Schelkoph recommends accepting the low bid. Commissioner Bishop inquired if the current truck will be traded in. Schelkoph expects to sell the truck through bid process.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve bid for purchase of bucket truck from Terex in the amount of $221,650; seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV buyout purchase at 310 2nd Ave SW for $185,000

City Administrator Schelkoph stated the buyouts properties are on the list approved by State Water Commission. Schelkoph stated there is $380,000 available to purchase buyout properties in the future. Schelkoph stated the properties presented today are for the Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV construction project with the exception of 537 4th Street SW which is in the City’s best interest as it is difficult to protect. The $11 million in construction funds is still being considered in 2019 ND Legislative Session.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV buyout at 310 2nd Avenue SW, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV buyout purchase at 206 4th St SW for $68,000

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the Permanent Flood Protection at 206 4th Street SW, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV buyout purchase at 537 4th St SW for $114,000

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the Permanent Flood Protection at 537 4th Street SW, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvement to Residential Building at 958 2nd St NW

City Assessor Hansen stated demolition has already begun. The applicant pulled the building permit last week. The guidelines state that “construction must not have begun prior to approval.” Commissioner Powell moved to approve the application for Property Tax Exemption for Improvement at 958 2nd Street NW, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.

Commissioner Bishop inquired if demolition is part of permit. Building Inspector Andersen stated the City does not issue a demolition permit as part of a remodel. City Administrator Schelkoph recommends approval.

The motion passed unanimously.

Consider request from South Central Adult Services for $20,000 to support transit program

President Carlsrud stated Pat Hansen, Director of South Central Adult Services inquired if funding approved for 2019. City Auditor Richter stated 2018 request was funded $5,000 from small projects and $15,000 from the electrical fund. President Carlsrud recommended that Hansen be in attendance for discussion. City Administrator Schelkoph recommends that with 60,000 rides a 25 cent rate increase would bring in $30,000. Commissioner Bishop asked to discuss with Hansen in attendance. Consensus was reached to discuss at the May finance and commission meetings.

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for American Legion at VCSU Student Union on April 23, 2019 for Development Corporation & Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for American Legion, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for City Lights at VCSU Student Union on May 9, 2019 for VCSU Employee Recognition Dinner

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for City Lights, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

City Administrator’s Report

City Administrator Schelkoph reported the Spring 2019 flood threat has bene greatly reduced. The river is less than 12’ and the inputs to lake are going down. A reduction in outflows from dam is expected as early as tomorrow.

City Updates & Commission Reports

Public Works Accountant Jacobson reported on the Tyler Connect conference in Texas; Jacobson is prepared for the migration and changes with Incode 10.
Building Inspector Andersen announced that Cleanup Week is coming; please clean your yards.
Fire Chief Magnuson invited parents and Commissioners to attend Operation Prom Night on May 1. Water is still high – don’t use river yet.
Chad Petersen from KLJ stated Storm Sewer Improvement District No. 50 bids were received last week. Bids are $171,000 over the Engineer’s Estimate and will be discussed at the May 7 meeting. Streetscape Phase I construction is expected to begin in next few weeks. A public meeting for business owners will be held Thursday, April 25 at 6 PM. Permanent Flood Protection Phase II construction: most of floodwalls are done with few 15’ pours and columns remaining. Starting floodwalls by old powerhouse with goal to be done in early June. KLJ expects to do concrete work on Main Street in May-June.
Commissioner Erickson asked the public to please use recycling center, it is open.
Commissioner Powell encouraged the public to read the Times Record news article.
President Carlsrud thanked Times Record and Newsdakota. Work begins on alleys again. Congratulations to VCHS Speech Team for 3rd consecutive win.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:49 P.M.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City

2019 Board of Equalization Minutes

2019 Board of Equalization Proceedings
April 9, 2019
4:00 PM City Hall

President Carlsrud presided and continued with roll call.

Members present: Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Erickson.

Members absent: Commissioner Powell.

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, Finance Director Richter, Assessor Hansen, City Attorney Martineck, Police Chief Hatcher.

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 2019. An overall summary was read and submitted, with the breakdown as follows:

 

Property Type  2018 State Certified Values 2019 Projected Totals $ Change % Change
Residential land $32,950,320 $34,837,100 $1,886,780 5.73%
Residential structure $208,857,280 $212,561,200 $3,703,920 1.77%
Grand Total: Residential $241,807,600 $247,398,300 $5,590,700 2.31%
         
Commercial Land $32,309,381 $33,130,681 $821,300 2.54%
Commercial Structure $116,505,301 $118,677,009 $2,171,708 1.86%
Grand Total: Commercial $148,814,682 $151,807,690 $2,993,008 2.01%
         
Agricultural land $91,700 $95,700 $4,000 4.36%
Grand Total: Agricultural Land $91,700 $95,700 $4,000 4.36%
         
Total Market Value $390,713,982 $399,301,690 $8,587,708 2.20%

 

City Assessor Hansen reported the parcel for Love’s Annexation will be added to the rolls with approximately $550,000 of true and full value at the County Equalization meeting as the documents were recorded after the City deadline.

 

Forty-eight notices of increase were sent out. The following property owners contacted City Assessor Hansen regarding the notice of increase for 2019.

 

Parcel Number Property Owner Requested Change
63-3551523 Lee Olsberg There was a change in value due to cement pad added to property. After conversation, no requested change.
63-2900062 Chad Wendel Property owner received notice of increase because two year property tax exemption ended. Hansen recommended using the 2018 true and full value of $646,800 as there are no comps in the market. Hansen would like to study oversized homes to review market values in the City.

In 2017, the neighborhood was at $187/square foot. The proposed value is $191+/square foot. New construction is currently at $156/square foot in Valley City. At $187/square foot, the value is $770,000.

Commissioner Bishop and Commissioner Erickson recommended setting 2019 true and full value at $700,000. President Carlsrud recommended following the recommendation of the City Assessor and allowing her time to review the values.

[see below for final action]

No written comments were received by City Auditor.

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

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the assessment book as prepared by the City Assessor with the true and full value set at $646,800 for parcel number 63-2900062, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:54 p.m.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

Attested to by:
Avis Richter, City Auditor
City of Valley City