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3.1.2022 Finance Meeting

Called To Order

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

Roll Call

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

Others Present:  City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Richter, Administrative Assistant Johnson

Department Reports

Sanitation Supervisor Swart reported that she attended a training the end of January and there are new guidelines that the State Health Department has come out with so we are working on transitioning to follow those.  One of those being we cannot accept TVs at the transfer station anymore. We are considered an inert landfill and our garbage gets hauled out to Fargo.  Fargo is allowing Valley City residents to bring one TV/month.  More information is listed on the website. Fargo will also not be accepting any cardboard.

Water Superintendent Hesch reported they received a certificate that we are in compliance with the State Health Department. We will also be offering tours to the 5th graders for City Government week.

Electrical Lineman Cory Buck reported on behalf of Electrical Supervisor Senf.  There was 1 outage for the month.  YTD there were 4 outages which were all equipment related.

Fire Chief Magnuson reported 17 calls for service, majority being rescue calls.

Police Chief Hatcher reported the patches came in yesterday so we’re hoping in the next month to have an official announcement. Discussion took place around the fees and processes that take place when veterinary services take place.  

Operations Supervisor Klemisch reported they are receiving calls due to the melting water and freezing.  We’ll keep evaluating as temps rise. There was a water break by Valley Flooring about 3 weeks ago. A new person was hired for the water department and will start on March 7th.

Tracy Eslinger stated there was a bid opening for the Nextera Water and Sewer project and there were three bidders.  KPH was low bidder and we recommend to award contract to them.

Review the monthly bills/reports.

Finance Director Richter due to us being short on time we can move forward.

Discuss Viking Drive Estates

City Administrator Crawford stated due to being short on time she will discuss during her reports in the commission meeting since no action is needed.

Discuss City Licensing of General Contractors

City Attorney Martineck stated it had been asked why we don’t require local licensing for general contractors when we do it for others?  Just bringing it to the commission’s attention if it’s something you would be interested in starting to do.


The meeting was adjourned at ­4:55 PM.