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4.2.2024 Finance Agenda

City Commission Finance Meeting 

Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

2:30 PM

 The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 2:30 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND. 

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89093560907 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 890 9356 0907

Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda items

  1.  Commission Topics

            a.   

  • Department reports.
    • Sanitation Department
    • Water Department
    • Electric Department
    • Fire Department
      • Fire Extinguisher Report
      • Dangerous Buildings
    • Police Department
    • Street Department
    • Administration
  • Review monthly bills/reports (10 minutes) – (Finance Director Klein)
  • Monthly Engineer Report. (Finance Director Klein)
  • Discuss rental of Armory – Deposit &/or Janitorial Fee. (Finance Director Klein)
  • Discussion on putting the house at 446 8th Ave NE up for bids to be moved with May deadline. (Administrator Crawford)

Adjourn

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3.18.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Monday, March 18, 2024



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

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Magnuson

Others: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Klein, Administrative Assistant Hintz.

Members Absent; Commissioner Gulmon, Commissioner Bishop

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ND RURAL WATERS AWARD PRESENTATION

Eric Volk, Executive Director of ND Rural Water Systems Association, presented the Annual Water Tasting Contest Traveling Trophy to the City of Valley City, represented by Wade Hesch & Sherry Keys for winning the best tasting water in the state.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the minutes from the March 5, 2024 Finance and Commission Meetings, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Raffle Permits for:

  1. Valley City Lions Club on 4.9.2024 at Valley City Eagles Club.
  2. Valley City Barnes County Public Library on 8.8.24 at the Library
  3. St Catherine’s School on 5.20.24 at St Catherine’s School
  4. Avalynn’s Fly High Foundation on 9.13.2024 at Chautauqua Park

Approve 2024 House Movers Renewal License for Carrington House Moving, Carrington, ND. 

Approve 2023-24 Contractor License for Tate & John’s Enterprises, Valley City, ND. 

Approve 2024 Tree Trimming and Removal License for Tate & John’s Enterprises, Valley City, ND. 

Approve Blocking Off the Street VC Cal Ripken League – 10U Baseball, 500 & 600 Bocks of 9th Ave SW, from 4:45PM – 7:45PM, May 13th, 16th, 23rd, 29th, and June 10th & 13th. There may be a few more dates in June & July that are unknown at this time.

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

ORDINANCE

Second and final reading of Ordinance 1149 an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Chapter 7-04 Related to Building Numbering, Streets, and Avenues.

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

Second and final reading of Ordinance 1150 an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Section 15-03-09 of the Valley City Municipal Code to Provide Technical Changes.

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

Approve First Reading of Ordinance 1151, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Sections 2-01-01, 2-01-02, 2-01-03, 2-04-01, 2-04-06, and 8-06-04 of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to duties of City officials.

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

RESOLUTION

Approve Resolution 2442 Declaring the Sufficiency of Protests for Paving District 129.

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

NEW BUSINESS

Approve amended contract for prisoner boarding at Barnes County Correctional Facility with 1 change to increase in the work release fee. All other terms remain the same.

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

Approve bid for lease of cropland. Recommendation to accept the bid received for leasing 71.4 acres for the 2024-2025 growing seasons at $63.41/Acre.

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

Approve proposed changes to the Image Enhancement Grant Application as recommended by the Visitor Committee.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford reported there will be a meeting held on March 21st with our team and the Architects to start the process of figuring what all is needed and expected for the Service Center Project. This is just a fact-finding meeting. The Requests for Qualifications will be published on Wednesday, March 20th to start the process for the CMAR (Construction Management at Risk). Interviews to be held the week of April 22nd.

Fire Chief Magnuson invited the Commissioners and the Residents of Valley City to come on out and support the Fire Department’s Annual Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, March 23rd at the Eagles.

City Engineer Petersen reported on the upcoming Preconstruction Meeting on March 26th for the NW Storm Sewer Phase II project, which is the 6th Ave NW/Secarse Project. They will be putting ripple arches in the Little Dam area later this fall.

Mayor Carlsrud gave another shout out to Sherry & Wade on the Best Tasting Water in the State! Thanks to all the staff for what you do & that you are appreciated.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:25 P.M.

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3.5.2024 Finance Minutes

City Commission Finance Meeting

Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

2:30 PM

Called to Order

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

Roll Call

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Gulmon

Others present: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Deputy Auditor Johnson, Administrative Assistant Hintz

New Items

Red River Water Supply Project

Guest Greg Bischoff, Barnes County’s Representative on the Garrison Diversion Board, shared an update on the Red River Water Supply Project.  A project to supply emergency water to central & eastern North Dakota during times of water scarcity so as to protect public health, ensure economic vitality and provide environmental benefits in the river systems.

NW Industrial Park

Discuss selling city owned lots in NW Industrial Park. Commissioner Bishop asked Jennifer Feist with the VCBC Development Corp to discuss the use of the land in the NW Industrial Park for Non-Primary Sector purposes. In the interest of development & putting that land in the hands of the private sector, the VCBCDC feels it is a good idea.

Clean-Up Week

Sanitation Supervisor Swart started the discussion on Clean-Up Week tentatively set for May 13–18, 2024. Swart shared a few ideas and changes that may need to be made due to the number of Trucks currently in the fleet. The consensus of the Commissioners was to continue as is by renting a truck to assist with pick up. Educating the Citizens of Valley City on what can and cannot be disposed of, as well as how to separate their piles of garbage for a more efficient clean-up. Citizens not following the guidelines set forth will not have their trash picked up.  

Department Reports

Sanitation Department

Sanitation Supervisor Swart reminded all not to put your garbage container on a snow bank, that they need 3’ of clearance around the container, your handles should face the house & it must be out for pick-up by 7:00AM.  

Electric Department

Electrical Superintendent Senf reported that his team is staying busy with Service Orders, Lights & Trees. They are working on their gateway issues and getting this cleared up.

Fire Department

Fire Chief Magnuson reported on their Calls for Service. Magnuson & Coit are currently working on some nuisance items, letters were mailed out prior to the recent snow storm. The boat is about completely ready, then on to the preparations for the pick-up. Looking for alternate locations for Fire Equipment parking this summer during the construction project. The Ariel is an issue. Hydrants, whether City owned or Privately owned, must be fixed and can not just be shut off. Private hydrants must be tested yearly. Looking into an ordinance for this issue. Magnuson shared that the Department is involved in the Chili Cook-Off at the Winter Show this year. They are also working on their yearly fundraiser being held March 23rd.

Police Department

Chief Horner shared that his Department is working with the Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol Department to have extra enforcement during the ND Winter Show. The Department is applying for grants to assist in the purchase of Cameras for inside & outside the Police Department to cover a few blind spots and to update the current door security system. They are also waiting to hear on a grant they applied for to purchase body cameras. There are currently 3 open positions that they are trying to fill.

Street Department

Operations Supervisor Klemisch reported on the snowstorm & the clean-up that followed. Ben Lokken passed the Treatment 4 License Exam so now is a Certified Level 4 Operator which is the highest level in North Dakota and the level of our Valley City Water Plant.

Administration

City Administrator Crawford shared that on March 23, 2024 there will be a walk through with AE2S at the Water Plant to give us an over all game plan for future projects and maintenance.

Review monthly bills/reports

Deputy Auditor Johnson reported expenditures in the amount of $1,399,702. for the month.

New Items Continued

Discuss Amendments to Alcoholic Beverage License Code. City Attorney Martineck discussed:

  1. License fees – Streamline the fees
    1. New license for professional services businesses – Need a new class of license
    1. New license for entertainment facilities – Need a new class of license
    1. Guidelines for special event permits – No specifications for precautions
    1. Lookback period for violations – Possibly change title and change to 2 years
    1. Dates for renewal – Currently from July 1 to June 30. State is due January 1
    1. Administrative hearing procedures – Need to clarify the procedures process
    1. Server training certificates – New process to track these certificates

Discuss Commissioner Responsibilities Including Appointment of City Officials. City Attorney Martineck shared that the initial discussion on this topic was held in December so he is bringing it back for further discussion and direction. An Ordinance will be put together to clarify who should be appointed officer. In Code it states the Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City. When you have a City Manager or City Administrator system, most of the Chief Executive Officer’s powers transfer to the City Administrator. The executive officer is the person who has the power to execute the laws and the City Commission is the Legislative Body that makes the laws. Martineck suggested, for the balance of powers, leave the Mayor as the Chief Executive Officer in Code and add those powers will be suspended during the period of having a City Administrator or a City Manager.

Review Recommended Changes to Valley City Urban Functional Classification System for Submittal to NDDOT for Review and Consideration. City Engineer reviewed the information and the submission is due onto the ND Department of Transportation by April 1, 2024.

Discussion on the Junk Ordinance for Main Street. Commissioner Magnuson started discussion on what, if anything, can be done about the locations along main street as it relates to junk. An ordinance can be drawn up regarding this topic but it will affect all citizens. Currently this is handled on a case by case process.

Discussion Regarding a Change to Paving Project 125 (2nd Ave NE/3rd St NE/4th St NE/3rd Ave NE) in regards to Parking for the Fire Hall. Administrator Crawford shared the quotes for concrete vs. recycled asphalt to include additional parking for the Fire Department during the project this summer. Her recommendation is to move forward with the additional parking but requiring the Firemen to abide by the current parking guidelines.  The consensus of the Commission is to move ahead with the recycled asphalt option for now.

SLWA Quick Start Guide Update President Carlsrud and Commissioner Erickson informed the Commission on the Service Line Warranties of America program. They explained the relationship between the two entities and gave an overview of program being offered. It was also stated that the repairs will be done by Licensed Contractors with the City of Valley City. This program is intended to give Valley City Residents an option for their service lines.

Discuss Finance Meeting Times. President Carlsrud brought up discussion on the times for the Finance meeting and how they seem to need adjusting monthly. It was decided that the Agenda will be reviewed the on Thursday afternoon the week prior and a time set.

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:57 PM.

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3.5.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, March 5, 2024


President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:03 PM.

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Gulmon

Others: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Deputy Auditor Johnson, Administrative Assistant Hintz.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Add NB 2. Approve Selling City Owned Properties in the NW Industrial Park.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve minutes from the February 20, 2024, Commission Meeting and the February 27, 2024, Special Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Raffle Permits for:

  1. VCSU Foundation on 3.15.2024 at the Eagles.
  2. ND Appaloosa Club on 8.14.2024 at the NDWS Facility.
  3. Valley City High School DECA on 4.5.2024 at Valley City High School.
  4. Krista Johnson Benefit on 3.16.2024 at the Eagles.

Approve 2024 Tree Trimming and Removal Service License for Mike’s Construction & Repair, Oriska. ND

Approve Mechanical Contractor License for Dakota Plains Mechanical, Fargo, ND

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.

ORDINANCE

Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 1148, ordinance to amend and reenact sections 5-01-01 and 5-01-02, and create and enact section 5-01-00.1, related to possession of animals.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.

Roll Call Vote: Bishop – Aye, Gulmon – Aye, Magnuson – Aye, Erickson – Nay, Carlsrud – Aye. Motion Passed.

First Reading of Ordinance 1149 an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Chapter 7-04 Related to Building Numbering, Streets, and Avenues.

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

First Reading of Ordinance 1150 an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Section 15-03-09 of the Valley City Municipal Code to Provide Technical Changes.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.

RESOLUTION

Approve Resolution 2443, a resolution approving final plans and authorizing engineer to advertise for bids for Paving 129.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $1,399,702.

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

Approve Selling City Owned Properties in the NW Industrial Park.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to proceed with the process to sell city property in the NW Industrial Park to Non-Primary Sector which previously was designated for sale only to Primary Sector, with the details to be ironed out for public sale and some requirements that are wanted to fall in place for that particular property, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford shared that President Carlsrud and herself were in Washington DC with Missouri River Energy Services to meet with our Congressman and Senators discussing where we are with power and energy. Next, heading to Grand Forks for the Red River Basin Meeting, Valley City has a seat on the Board, which is another piece in water protection and management. Reminder that the next Commission Meeting will be held on Monday the 18th due to a conflict with training. Congratulations to Ben Lokken on passing the Treatment 4 License Exam.

CITY UPDATES AND COMMISSION REPORTS

City Assessor Current shared the Tax Equalization Meeting will be Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 4:00PM in the Valley City Chambers.

Fire Chief Magnuson reminded all that the ice on Lake Ashtabula & the river is not safe, stay off. March 23rd is the Annual Fire Department Fundraiser; the proceeds will go towards the new rescue boat.

City Engineer gave an update on the lead surveys. 72 Residents have responded. Due date was March 1st.

Commissioner Gulmon reported on the Financials, 2023 was a good financial year. Sales Tax is up 4.2% over the previous year. Food and Beverage tax had their best year since 2015.

Commissioner Erickson congratulated Ben Lokken. Discussion on Clean-up week has started and the rules that have been in play for the last few years will be enforced.

Mayor Carlsrud suggested that allstay off the ice. It seems to be melting from the bottom up.Thank you to the City Staff for all their work. Thank you to the Commissioners for serving.  


ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:24 PM.

3.18.2024 Commission Agenda

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Monday, March 18, 2024
5:00 PM

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Monday, March 18, 2024, at 5:00 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84742642516 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID:  847 4264 2516.

Call To Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

ND Rural Waters Award Presentation

Approval of Agenda

(Roll Call Vote needed when changes made to the Agenda)

Approval of Minutes

Approve Minutes from the 3.5.24 Finance & Commission Meetings.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permits for:
  2. Valley City Lions Club on 4.9.2024 at Valley City Eagles Club.
  3. Valley City Barnes County Public Library on 8.8.24 at the Library
  4. St Catherine’s School on 5.20.24 at St Catherine’s School
  5. Avalynn’s Fly High Foundation on 9.13.2024 at Chautauqua Park
  6. Approve 2024 House Movers Renewal License for Carrington House Moving, Carrington, ND. 
  7. Approve 2023-24 Contractor License for Tate & John’s Enterprises, Valley City, ND. 
  8. Approve 2024 Tree Trimming and Removal License for Tate & John’s Enterprises, Valley City, ND. 
  9. Approve Blocking Off the Street VC Cal Ripken League – 10U Baseball, 500 & 600 Bocks of 9th Ave SW, from 4:45PM – 7:45PM, May 13th, 16th, 23rd, 29th, and June 10th & 13th. There may be a few more dates in June & July that are unknown at this time.

 Roll Call:         Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            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.

Public Hearing

Ordinance

ORD 1149 Second and final reading of Ordinance 1149 an ordinance to amend and reenact chapter 7-04 related to building numbering, streets, and avenues. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Carlsrud

ORD 1150 Second and final reading of Ordinance 1150 an ordinance to amend and reenact section 15-03-09 of the Valley City Municipal Code to provide technical changes. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud

ORD 1151 Approve First Reading of Ordinance 1151, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Sections 2-01-01, 2-01-02, 2-01-03, 2-04-01, 2-04-06, and 8-06-04 of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to duties of City officials. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Carlsrud

Resolution

RES 2442         Approve Resolution Declaring the Sufficiency of Protests for Paving District 129. (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson         Carlsrud

New Business

NB1.    Approve amended contract for prisoner boarding at Barnes County Correctional Facility. (Carl Martineck)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Carlsrud

NB2.    Approve bid for lease of cropland. (Carl Martineck)

Roll Call:          Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud

NB3.    Approve proposed changes to the Image Enhancement Grant Application as recommended by the Visitor Committee. (City Administrator Crawford)

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report
City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

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2.27.2024 Special Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, February 27, 2024



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

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

Others: Finance Director Klein, Administrative Assistant Hintz

Members Absent: President Carlsrud

New Business

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Permit for the Labor Club on March 2, 2024, at the NDWS Building. Serving during the Corn Hole Event & the Kick-Off Concert.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Delegate Brenda Klein, Finance Director, as an alternative to the President of the City Commission to enter into and sign all relevant documents related to the USDA Rural Development Disaster Grant Application.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 12:02 PM.

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2.20.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, February 20, 2024


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

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Gulmon, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Magnuson

Others: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Klein, Administrative Assistant Hintz.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Commissioner Erickson moved to remove New Business item 3. Consider Repeal of Resolution 2411 pertaining to advisory vote on flavored e-liquids and e-cigarettes, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.

Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to Approve Minutes from the 2.6.2024 Finance and Commission Meetings, the 2.10.2024 Special Commission Meeting and the 2.12.2024 Special Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

ORDINANCE

ORD 1147 An ordinance to amend and reenact sections 5-01-01 and 5-01-02, and create and enact section 5-01-00.1, related to possession of animals.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.

Roll Call Vote: Magnuson – Aye, Erickson – Nay, Bishop – Aye, Gulmon – Aye, Carlsrud – Aye, Motion Approved.

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Task Order for Construction Engineering for the 2nd Ave NW/3rd St NW/4th St N Reconstruction Project [NDDOT Project Number UGP-2-990(067), PCN 23951].

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.

Roll Call Vote: Erickson – Nay, Bishop – Aye, Gulmon – Aye, Magnuson – Aye, Carlsrud – Aye, Motion Approved.

Approve NDDOT Urban Roads Project Submittal List for Fiscal Year 2025-2028.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford updated the Commissioners on moving the VCSU recycling location to the current Handy Home and Hardware location and expand the current capacity.

Training will be held for the City Staff on the Service Line Warranty Program that was offered last summer. This will be an opportunity for questions to be asked and answered so that staff is prepared when the letters go out to the Residents.

City Attorney Martineck explained that the Public Hearing on the Dangerous Building at 340 3rd St SE will not be happening as the owner has agreed to demolish the structure. A signed agreement should be completed by month’s end.

Finance Director Klein shared that a CD was renewed and at a higher interest rate.

Police Chief Horner reminded all that with the warmer weather there will be more people out and about. Yield to people in the crosswalks and right of ways. Also, with the fluctuating temperatures, let your cars warm up and melt the frost or scrape the windows for good visibility.

City Engineer stated that the Lead-Free ND post cards have been mailed out to Valley City Residents. The City is urging Residents to respond to the survey by using the QR code or call the Water Service Hotline @ 701.751.8363.

Commissioner Gulmon commented on the 12.31.2023 budgets and that the revenues did outpace the expenses. Kudos to the staff for managing the budgets this year. 

Mayor Carlsrud warned of the thawing & freezing ice on the river and to be careful. The Lead Line Inventory is legitimate and is simple enough that he was able to do this without Suzie’s help.  Thank you to all the Employees for taking care of Valley City.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:23 P.M.

Agenda Available

3.5.2024 Commission Agenda

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
5:00 PM

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 5:00 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

The meeting is also available to view online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88280426773 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 882 8042 6773.

Call To Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance (please stand)

Approval of Agenda

(Roll Call Vote needed when changes made to the agenda)

Approval of Minutes

Approve Minutes from the February 20, 2024, Commission Meeting and the February 27, 2024, Special Commission Meeting.

 

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permits for:
  2. VCSU Foundation on 3.15.2024 at the Eagles.
  3. ND Appaloosa Club on 8.14.2024 at the NDWS Facility.
  4. Valley City High School DECA on 4.5.2024 at Valley City High School.
  5. Krista Johnson Benefit on 3.16.2024 at the Eagles.
  6. Approve 2024 Tree Trimming and Removal Service License for Mike’s Construction & Repair, Oriska. ND
  7. Approve Mechanical Contractor License for Dakota Plains Mechanical, Fargo, ND

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            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.

Public Hearing

Ordinance

ORD 1148 Second and final reading ofOrdinance 1148 an ordinance to amend and reenact sections 5-01-01 and 5-01-02, and create and enact section 5-01-00.1, related to possession of animals. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon           Magnuson         Erickson            Carlsrud

ORD 1149 First Reading of Ordinance 1149 an Ordinance to amend and reenact chapter 7-04 related to building numbering, streets, and avenues. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Gulmon            Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Carlsrud

ORD 1150 First Reading of Ordinance 1150 an ordinance to amend and reenact section 15-03-09 of the Valley City Municipal Code to provide technical changes. (City Attorney Martineck)

Roll Call:          Magnuson         Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Carlsrud

Resolution

RES 2443 Approve Resolution 2443, a Resolution Approving Final Plans and Authorizing Engineer to Advertise for Bids for Paving 129. (City Engineer)

Roll Call:          Erickson           Bishop              Gulmon            Magnuson            Carlsrud

New Business

NB1.  Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $              . (Deputy Auditor Johnson)

Roll Call:          Bishop              Gulmon           Magnuson         Erickson            Carlsrud

City Administrator’s Report


City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

Agenda Available

3.5.2024 Finance Agenda

City Commission Finance Meeting

Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

2:30 PM

 The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 2:30 PM CT, at the City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND. 

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86592359500 or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 865 9235 9500.

Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda items

  1. Department reports.
    1. Sanitation Department
    1. Water Department
    1. Electric Department
    1. Fire Department/Dangerous Buildings
    1. Police Department
    1. Street Department
    1. Administration
  2. Review monthly bills/reports $       (10 minutes) – (Deputy Auditor Johnson)
  3. Parking Ordinances (City Administrator Crawford)
  4. Discuss amendments to alcoholic beverage license code, including (Attorney Carl Martineck)
    1. License fees
    1. New license for professional services businesses
    1. New license for entertainment facilities
    1. Guidelines for special event permits
    1. Lookback period for violations
    1. Dates for renewal
    1. Administrative hearing procedures
    1. Server training certificates
  5. Discuss commissioner responsibilities including appointment of city officials (Attorney Carl Martineck)
  6. Discussion about cleanup week (Swart)
  7. Review Recommended Changes to Valley City Urban Functional Classification System for Submittal to NDDOT for Review and Consideration. (City Engineer)
  8. Follow Up on Junk Ordinance for Main Street. (Commissioner Magnuson)
  9. Discussion regarding change to Paving Project 125 (2nd Ave NE/3rd St NE/4th St NE/3rd Ave NE) in regard to parking for Fire Hall. (Commissioner Magnuson & Administrator Crawford)
  10. Discuss selling city owned lots in NW Industrial Park. (Commissioner Bishop)
  11. SLWA Quick Start Guide Update. (Administrator Crawford)
  12. Review Red River Water Supply Project. (Mayor Carlsrud)
  13. Discuss Finance Meeting Times. (Mayor Carlsrud)

Adjourn

Agenda Available

2.27.2024 Special Commission Agenda

Special City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
12:00 PM

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM CT, at City Commission Chambers, 254 2nd Avenue NE, Valley City, ND.

Members of the public may view the meeting online https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85736529013or listen by calling (1 346 248 7799) Webinar ID: 857 3652 9013.

Call To Order
Roll Call

New Business

  1. Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Permit for the Labor Club on March 2, 2024 at the NDWS Building. They will be serving during the Corn Hole Event & the Kick-Off Concert.

Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop              Gulmon            Erickson           Carlsrud

Adjourn