04/21/2020 City Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The City Commission meet on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT, via Microsoft Teams. Board Members attended from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.

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

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

Others Present: City Attorney Martineck, City Auditor Richter, City Assessor Hansen.

Arbor Day Proclamation

President Carlsrud read the 2020 Arbor Day Proclamation.

Approval of Agenda – Addition of Consent  B (3 & 4)

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the April 1, 7, 13 and 16, 2020 meetings, seconded by Commissioner Powell. Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permit for CHI Mercy Health Foundation
  2. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor Licenses for
    1. Bentson Electric
    1. Sullivan Construction, Inc.
    1. Lyon’s Electric
    1. TNT Plumbing

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

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Public Hearing

Public Hearing for Rezoning Block 3 Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition

City Attorney Martineck stated the request has received unanimous approval by Planning & Zoning Commission to re-zone Block 3 from R-3 to B-2. City Auditor Richter reported the City has received no correspondence for this.

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

Approve first reading of Ordinance No. 1053, an Ordinance Rezoning Block 3 Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the first reading of Ordinance No. 1053, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution

Approve Resolution No. 2253, a Resolution Approving Replat of Greenline Deere Second Addition

City Attorney Martineck reported the Planning & Zoning Commission received the request to replat this land by VCBC Economic Development, submitted on behalf for the Barnes County jail project. The request was approved with no conditions from Planning & Zoning Commission. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Resolution No. 2253, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Approve $500,000 funding from Bank of ND for the I-94 Regional Development Corridor water and sanitary sewer line extension project
City Auditor Richter reported request to relocate Valley Plains Equipment for land south of I-94, includes a loan application through Bank of ND (BND). The annual loan application cycle closed in March. At this point, requesting approval for the City to accept the loan. No draw will be taken until requirements are in place for the project including a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District; Developers Agreement and Annexation of the land. If the loan is not used, it will be de-obligated by BND. This loan will be paid via TIF. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the $500,000 funding, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

City Updates & Commission Reports

Chad Petersen from KLJ provided update on Permanent Flood Protection Phase IIA and III construction at Bettins pump station; and Master Lift Station. 5th Avenue NW pre-construction meeting for Tuesday, April 28 with construction to begin Monday, May 4.Streetscape II bids received and NDDOT is reviewing with consideration at the May 5 meeting.

City Assessor Hansen thanked the Commission for their support of remote work. For the upcoming neighborhood reviews, Hansen will continue desk reviews of properties that have completed a prior on-site inspection; with a more extensive desk review of properties that have not been inspected on-site in the previous cycle.

Commissioner Magnuson encouraged citizens to get fresh air. Magnuson thanked the Public Works crew and the public for supporting the efforts to flatten the curve [of COVID-19].

President Carlsrud asked the public to continue to be vigilant. Carlsrud thanked employees.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:23 PM.

City Commission Meeting

05/05/2020 City Commission Agenda

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
5:00 PM

The City Commission Meeting will begin on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT, via Zoom. Board Members may attend from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16. Members of the public may view the meeting online (https://zoom.us/j/98790731637) listen by calling (312) 626-6799 Webinar ID: 987 9073 1637.

Call To Order
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Minutes from April 21, 23, 28, 2020 meetings

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 $
  3. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor licenses for
    • Kemen Plumbing & Heating, Inc
    • Tyler’s Electric, LLC

Roll Call:          Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Powell              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

  1. Public Hearing to Rezone for public use the VCSU Center for the Arts (City Attorney Martineck)

    Declare public hearing open.
    Close hearing.

    Approve first reading of Ordinance No. 1055, an Ordinance Rezoning West ½ of Lot 10, East 74.25’ of Lots 11 & 12, Lots 13 and 14 less the North 105’, and Lot 15 of Block 3, Andrus & Sifton’s Addition for VCSU Center for the Arts (City Attorney Martineck)

    Roll Call:          Bishop             Powell              Magnuson        Erickson          Carlsrud

Ordinance

  1. Approve second and final reading of Ordinance No. 1053, an Ordinance Rezoning Block 3, Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition (City Attorney Martineck)
    Roll Call           Magnuson        Powell              Erickson          Bishop             Carlsrud
  2. Approve second and final reading of Ordinance No. 1054, the 2020 Infrastructure Funding Ordinance (City Attorney Martineck)
    Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Powell              Bishop             Carlsrud

Resolution

  1. Approve Resolution No. 2251, a Resolution Approving Plat of Waterfront Meadows (City Attorney Martineck)
    Roll Call:          Powell              Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Carlsrud
  2. Approve Resolution No. 2253, a Resolution accepting Bid and Awarding Contract to Strata Corporation for UGP-2-999(051) – Streetscape Phase II (KLJ)
    Roll Call:          Bishop             Powell              Magnuson        Erickson          Carlsrud
  3. Approve Resolution No. 2254, a Resolution Approving Renaissance Zone Development Plan for 2020 – 2025 (Jim Knutson, Chair)
    Roll Call           Magnuson        Erickson          Powell              Bishop             Carlsrud

New Business

  1. Approve Recommendations from Renaissance Zone Authority Board for 5 year income tax exemption and 5 year property tax exemption up to $250,000 for the following projects (Jim Knutson, Chair):
    • VC-123 at 461 12 ½ Street NE
    • VC-124 at 441 12 ½ Street NE
    • VC-125 at 554 Legacy Lane

      Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Powell              Carlsrud
  2. Consider Recommendation from Visitors Committee for a Food & Beverage grant in an amount not to exceed $42,079 for Kayak & Bike Kiosk Project from Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway (Bobby Koepplin, Chair)
    Roll Call:          Powell              Bishop             Erickson          Magnuson        Carlsrud
  3. Approve Agreement between City and Bridgetown Builders Inc. for development of Waterfront Meadows Subdivision (City Attorney Martineck)
    Roll Call:          Bishop             Magnuson        Erickson          Powell              Carlsrud
  4. Consider Engineering Agreement with KLJ for Water, Sewer and Roadway Extension to Waterfront Meadows in an amount not to exceed $20,500. (KLJ)
    Roll Call:          Powell              Magnuson        Erickson          Bishop             Carlsrud
  5. Consider Amendment to Agreement for Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV – Preliminary Engineering for CLOMR (KLJ)
    Roll Call:          Erickson          Magnuson        Bishop             Powell              Carlsrud
  6. Consider bid for cable in conduit from Resco in the amount of $11,070 for 5th Avenue NW lighting project (Electrical Superintendent Senf)
    Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop             Powell              Erickson          Carlsrud
  7. Consider ending 2020 Spring Flood declaration (City Auditor Richter)
    Roll Call:          Bishop             Erickson          Powell              Magnuson        Carlsrud
  8. Approve Annual Gaming Site Authorization for Thundering Saints, Inc. at Boomer’s Corner Keg for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (City Auditor Richter)
    Roll Call:          Powell              Bishop             Magnuson        Erickson          Carlsrud
  9. Consider Parade Application for VCHS Class of 2020 on May 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM on Central Avenue from Hanna Field to Main Street (City Attorney Martineck)
    Roll Call:          Erickson          Powell              Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud
  10. Approve employment contract with City Administrator appointee Gwendolyn Crawford (President Carlsrud)
    Roll Call:          Magnuson        Erickson          Powell              Bishop             Carlsrud

City Updates & Commission Reports
Adjourn

Finance Meeting

05/05/2020 Finance Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
3:00 PM

The City Commission Finance Meeting will begin on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:00PM CT, via Zoom. Board Members may attend from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16. Members of the public may view the meeting online (https://zoom.us/j/93399518606) or listen by calling (346) 626-6799 Webinar ID: 933 9951 8606.

Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda items

  1. Department reports.
    • Review bids for cable in conduit for 5th Avenue NW lighting project (Electrical Superintendent Senf)
    • Discuss employee residency requirement (City Attorney Martineck)
    • Social Media Update (City Attorney Martineck)
  2. Review monthly bills/reports (10 minutes) – (President Carlsrud)
  3. COVID-19 Related Items for Discussion:
    • Discuss city operations and COVID-19 (President Carlsrud)
    • Discuss financial impacts moving forward due to COVID-19 (City Auditor Richter)
    • Discuss Hazard Pay for Valley City Police Department (Police Chief Hatcher)
    • Discuss alcoholic beverage & tobacco licensing renewals (President Carlsrud)
    • Discuss local business challenges (President Carlsrud)
  4. Discuss ordinance re: mobile vendor licensing (President Carlsrud & Commissioner Magnuson)
  5. Engineering Items for Discussion:
    • Review bids received for Project No. UGP-2-999(051), Streetscape Phase II (KLJ)
    • Discuss Permanent Flood Protection
      • Phase IV – Project Status Update
      • Review Amendment to Agreement for Permanent Flood Protection Phase IV – Preliminary Engineering for CLOMR (KLJ)
      • Discuss Next Steps
    • Discuss proposed projects to be included in the ND SWC 2021 Water Development Plan (KLJ)
      • Discuss 2021-2023 Biennium Project Funds (KLJ)
  6. Discuss abandoned roadway on College Street SE from 4th Avenue SE to 6th Avenue SE (Commissioner Bishop)
  7. Discuss small cell in state highway right of way (City Attorney Martineck)

Adjourn

04/28/2020 Special City Commission Agenda

Special City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
5:00 PM

The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT via Zoom. Board Members may attend from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16. Members of the public may view the meeting online or call (312) 626-6799 Webinar ID: 987 4975 4194.

Call To Order
Roll Call

Ordinance

  1.  Approve first reading of Ordinance No. 1054, the 2020 New Infrastructure Funding Ordinance (City Attorney Martineck)

New Business

  1. Second interview with City Administrator candidate
    Gwendolyn Crawford
  2. Select finalist for City Administrator position
    Roll Call:          Powell              Erickson          Bishop             Magnuson        Carlsrud

Adjourn

04/23/2020 Special City Commission Agenda

Valley City, North Dakota

Thursday, April 23, 2020
3:00 PM

The City Commission will meet on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM CT, via Zoom. Members may attend from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16. Members of the public may attend through Zoom, by clicking on the hyperlink “online” in each new business item.

Call To Order
Roll Call
New Business

  1. Interview of City Administrator Candidate Darcy Long at 3:00 PM
    Available to view online through Zoom
  2. Interview of City Administrator Candidate Larry Thompson at 4:00 PM
    Available to view online through Zoom
  3. Interview of City Administrator Candidate Gwendolyn Crawford at 5:00 PM
    Available to view online through Zoom

Adjourn

04/01/2020 Special City Commission Minutes

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

11:00 AM via Microsoft Teams

Board Members attended from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 11:13 AM.

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

Others Present: City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, Chad Petersen from KLJ.

NEW BUSINESS

Discuss funding, including use of Renewal and Replacement fund, for new infrastructure in territories annexed to the City

President Carlsrud reported $3.4 million from Prairie Dog fund is likely impacted due to lower oil prices. City Auditor Richter stated the Renew and Replacement fund is fully designated for 2020. Any policy or procedure changes need to be sustainable for this development and future developments for new infrastructure in territories annexed to the City. Commissioner Magnuson discussed the city responsibility to extend infrastructure to a new development/future growth of the City; with infrastructure within a new development would be the developer’s responsibility. Magnuson discussed possible funding options, such as $55/linear foot for water; $55/linear foot for sewer extensions with cap at $150,000 to extend city water main and sewer main; depending on size of development and proximity to current services. City Auditor Richter stated the Renew and Replacement fund could support the $150,000 for this and future developments. Commissioner Bishop inquired if bonding would be appropriate for the infrastructure. City Auditor Richter stated the R&R fund would support without bonding; it may be necessary in the future. City Auditor Richter and President Carlsrud mentioned impacts to city budgets including lower gas taxes, lower sales tax collections due to COVID-19.

Chad Petersen from KLJ provided background regarding the water supply to areas including the Love’s property that require coordination with Barnes Rural Water to ensure that designs and specifications are met, but water is sold by Barnes Rural Water (after being purchased from the City and going through a meter pit).

President Carlsrud asked for Commission input. Commissioner Erickson supported development of homes. Commissioner Magnuson responded to Commissioner Powell that electrical service expected from VCPW. Commissioner Bishop agreed with housing developments.

City Auditor Richter responded to City Attorney Martineck that the original intent of the R&R fund was for existing infrastructure as fund was established in 2007 and 2010. City Auditor Richter asked for Commission clarity that the intent is for residential developments (not commercial properties or apartments) in newly annexed territories.

City Attorney Martineck stated an ordinance change would be needed to allow fund use for new development.

Consider Bridgetown Development requests related to Auditors Lot 5 of NE¼, Section 27, Township 140N, Range 58W, Barnes Country (Waterfront Meadows subdivision)

  • Cost-share for infrastructure to new subdivision

    Donny Eberle, registered agent for Bridgetown Developments, inquired about electrical service for the development and cost shares for extension of the lines/transformers. President Carlsrud stated this will need to be researched.

    Commissioner Magnuson clarified that within the development, the cost is fully on the developer. Magnuson’s previous statements has been to extend services to the development.

    Eberle stated there is currently 300-400 feet from the current infrastructure to the development. The land between is city-owned. Eberle asked for city to pay for extension in full across the city-owned land and to a 50/50 cost-share the infrastructure on the roadway as other adjacent land is not owned by Bridgetown Development.
  • Waiver of performance bond

    City Attorney Martineck stated the code requires a performance bond as the City will be extending roadway and service lines to the development. Eberle requested waiver of the performance bond to help lower costs to the developer and offered the opportunity for a lien. Commissioner Powell asked if this possible. City Attorney Martineck will look into this and stated this will create a precedent if the Commission moves forward.
  • Curb/gutter/street installation.

    Donny Eberle stated requested waiver of street, curb and gutter installations with the intent to have this done by the City through special assessments. Eberle referred to previous developments where this has occurred. This requirement is in the City’s land subdivision code. Commissioner Magnuson agreed special assessment district could occur. Commission discussed. Magnuson stated that MDU is not available in this area and discussions are occurring.
  • Taxation of undeveloped lots.

    City Auditor Richter read an email from City Assessor Hansen regarding the taxation of undeveloped lots, there is a 30% discount on these lots. Hansen requested any consideration should keep fairness to other developments in mind.

    Donny Eberle stated there will be 47 taxable lots, split into two phases of development. Eberle asked that unsold lots be assessed at agricultural rate. 18 townhomes are planned to go along the waterfront beginning this summer. Eberle also asked that special assessments not be applied to unsold properties if roadway is installed and only be applied once there is a sales transaction. Commissioner Powell inquired about impacts to other undeveloped lots and the agricultural rates in other areas of town. City Auditor Richter stated this needs to be addressed by City Assessor Hansen.

    Commissioner Magnuson stated when the improvements are made, special assessments are applied to properties within district. Magnuson clarified that an improvement district can be protested out, if 50% protest the improvements.

    City Attorney Martineck stated the City should enter into a Development Agreement with Bridgetown Development that addresses each of the issues.

    President Carlsrud directed City Staff to prepare for continued discussion at April finance meeting and the regular meeting on 4/7/2020 for consideration. Additional items that will be considered include the sidewalks, Barnes Rural Water development agreement.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 12:23 P.M.

04/07/2020 City Commission Minutes

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

5:00 PM via Microsoft Teams. Board Members attended from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.

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

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

Others Present: City Auditor Richter, City Attorney Martineck, City Assessor Hansen, and Chad Petersen with KLJ.

Call to Order

Roll Call

Best Tasting Water Presentation

Erik Volk with ND Rural Water presented the City of Valley City with an award for the Best Tasting Water. The competition took place at the ND Rural Expo in Fargo in February. The City will have a chance to compete at Nationals held in Washington D.C.

Approval of Agenda – No Changes

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the March 18, 2020 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Ross. Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Building Inspector, Auditor, Municipal Judge and Public Works Accountant.
  2. Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $1,931,152.61
  3. Approve Raffle Permits for Barnes County Wildlife Federation and Valley Quilters

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

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Ordinances

Approve second and final reading of Ordinance No. 1051, an Ordinance Annexing Auditor’s Lot 5 of the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, Township 140, Range 58

Attorney Martineck reported there were no changes from the prior meeting. This ordinance pertains to the development of a residential subdivision. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Ordinance No. 1051, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolutions

Approve Resolution No. 2251, a Resolution Approving Plat of Waterfront Meadows

Attorney Martineck stated the Planning and Zoning Board met and held a public hearing regarding the plat. The Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval of the plat based on the following conditions: defining the wider roadway, identifying the park & walking path, giving the pond and unusable land a designated lot number, and approval of no sidewalks needed. Commission discussed these conditions that need to be addressed before this plat is approved including a written agreement with Barnes Rural Water, a Performance Bond, and a Developer’s Agreement. Commissioner Magnuson would like to see dollars put aside annually for infrastructure expansion. Magnuson moved to table Resolution No. 2251, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Resolution No. 2252, a Resolution Approving Plat of Plecity Mobile Home Park

Attorney Martineck stated the Planning and Zoning Board met and held a public hearing regarding the plat. The Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval of the plat with the condition of confirmation and inclusion of utility easements and a possible 60’ right of way of 17th Avenue SW. Attorney Martineck stated that after further review the maximum width of 17th Avenue SW is 56 feet based on current conditions. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the plat, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Update regarding garbage collection the remainder of this week

President Carlsrud stated Friday, April 10th is a holiday, city offices will be closed, and city crews with not be operating. Friday’s garbage pick-up will be picked up on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

City Updates & Commission Reports

City Auditor Richter reported on the election on June 9th. Election will be strictly vote by mail with no in-person voting. There will be a drop box available on the north side of the court house to drop off ballots. Be watching for your ballots in the mail. If you don’t receive ballots by April 30th, call or email the Barnes County Auditor.

Chad Petersen with KLJ reported on Permanent Flood Protection Phase IIA and III. The contractor and subcontractor plan to resume work in the middle to end of April. KLJ and City staff reviewed the City’s Urban Road Program to look at possible projects that might be eligible for a new COVID funding package through the Federal Aid Urban Road System.

Commissioner Erickson encouraged the public to play it safe with COVID and protect yourself and others.

Commissioner Powell inquired when the 5th Ave NW project will be starting. Chad stated the pre job is tentatively scheduled for the end of April and start date would be early May. When we have a more firm date KLJ will work on communication with the property owners. Commissioner Powel also asked what the best source is to answer questions regarding COVID. President Carlsrud recommended following the recommendations of the Governor and encouraged people watch the press conferences.

Commissioner Bishop gave a shout out to the Police and Fire Departments in handling the COVID situation.

Commissioner Magnuson thanked all the entities and gave a shout out to City staff and President Carlsrud for being a tremendous leader through this COVID process. He commended the Governor for his good guidance on closings. Thank you to fellow Commissioners. Everyone stay safe, reach out to others, and support our local businesses.

President Carlsrud gave a shout out to Wade Hesch and Sherry Keys at the Water Treatment Plant. Census 2020 generates money and offsets cost just by getting everyone counted. Everyone needs to be counted. Fargo is emphasizing staying at home with more positive COVID tests, make good judgements.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 P.M.

04/13/2020 Board of Equalization Minutes

The City Commission meet on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM CT, via conference call. Board Members attended from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.

President Carlsrud presided and continued with roll call.

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

Members absent: Commissioner Powell.

Others Present: Finance Director Richter, Assessor Hansen, City Attorney Martineck.

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 4:06 P.M. City Assessor Sandy Hansen reported the changes in property values within the city for 2020. An overall summary was read and submitted, with the breakdown as follows:

Property Type  2019 State Certified Values 2020 Projected Totals    $ Change % Change
1.  Residential Land  $               34,837,100  $             35,274,600  $          437,500 1.26%
2.  Residential Structure  $             212,371,200  $           218,227,600  $         5,856,400
2.76%
Grand Total Residential  $             247,208,300  $           253,502,200  $         6,293,900
2.55%
         
3.  Commercial Land  $               33,761,081  $             34,463,755 $           702,674 2.08%
4.  Commercial Structure  $             118,677,009  $           124,187,065  $           5,510,056
4.64%
Grand Total Commercial $           152,438,090  $          158,650,820  $           6,212,730
4.08%
       
5.  Agricultural Land  $                     95,700  $                    98,800  $                  3,100 3.24%
Grand Total Agricultural  $                    95,700  $                   98,800  $                  3,100 3.24%
         
5.  Total Market Value  $        399,742,090  $      412,251,820  $       12,509,730
3.13%

City Assessor Hansen reported the parcels for Waterfront Meadows Annexation will be added to the tax rolls in 2021.
 
Sixty-five notices of increase were sent out. The following property owners contacted City Assessor Hansen regarding the notice of increase for 2020.

PARCEL nUMBER pROPERTY OWNER REQUESTED CHANGE
63-4270414 Joshua & Jackie Gow The house had been updated and was recently purchased. The house was not reviewed in 2017 when the City Assessor was in neighborhood. Dropped value by $2,300 per changes confirmed with new property owners (ie, siding was repainted, not new) prior to the meeting.

No written comments were received by City Auditor.

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

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

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:33 p.m.

04/16/2020 Special Meeting of City Commission City Administrator Search Committee

Valley City, North Dakota

Thursday, April 16, 2020
5:30 PM

The City Commission City Administrator Search Committee meet on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM CT, via conference call. Members may attend from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.  

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM.

Committee Members Present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Powell, City Attorney Martineck, Public Works Superintendent Differding, Sanitation Department Head Swart, Police Chief Hatcher, Fire Chief Magnuson, City Auditor Richter.

Committee Members Absent: Electrical Superintendent Senf, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Hesch.

New Business

Review applications and select finalists for City Administrator position.

Executive Session with City Administrator Selection Committee Members. Meeting must be closed pursuant to N.D.C.C. section 44-04-18.27

President Carlsrud declared the Executive Session began at 5:37 PM with all present committee members attending. Commissioner Powell moved to end the Executive Session at 6:01 PM, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion carried.

President Carlsrud reconvened the meeting at 6:10 PM. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the finalists, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. City Auditor Richter stated the finalists are Larry Thompson, Darcy Long, and Gwendolyn Crawford. All committee members present participated in roll call vote and voted aye. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjourn

Adjourned at 6:15 PM.

04/21/2020 City Commission Agenda

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
5:00 PM

The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT, via Microsoft Teams. Board Members may attend from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16. Members of the public may view the meeting online. The meeting will be broadcast on CSI Channel 68, BEK Channel 26 and KOVC 1490 AM.

Call To Order
Roll Call
Arbor Day Proclamation

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Minutes from April 1, 7, and 13, 2020 meetings

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permit for CHI Mercy Health Foundation
  2. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor Licenses for Bentson Electric, Sullivan Construction, Inc.

    Roll Call:          Powell              Bishop              Magnuson        Erickson            Carlsrud

Public Comments

During the COVID-19 emergency, members of the public may request to make a public comment regarding city business by contacting City Hall (701) 845-1700 by 12 NOON on the day of the meeting to make arrangements.

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

  1. Public Hearing for Rezoning Block Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition (City Attorney Martineck)

    Declare public hearing open.

    Close hearing.

    Roll Call:          Erickson           Magnuson        Bishop              Powell              Carlsrud
  2. Approve first reading of Ordinance No. 1053, an Ordinance Rezoning Block 3 Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition (City Attorney Martineck)

    Roll Call:          Magnuson        Bishop              Powell              Erickson            Carlsrud

Resolution

  1. Approve Resolution No. 2253, a Resolution Approving Replat of Greenline Deere Second Addition (City Attorney Martineck)

    Roll Call:          Bishop              Magnuson        Erickson           Powell              Carlsrud

New Business

  1. Approve $500,000 funding from Bank of ND for the I-94 Regional Development Corridor water and sanitary sewer line extension project (City Auditor Richter)

    Roll Call:          Powell              Erickson           Magnuson        Bishop             Carlsrud

City Updates & Commission Reports
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