03/10/2018 Special City Commission Minutes

Valley City Special Commission Proceedings
March 10, 2018
12:00 PM Meeting, City Hall

President Carlsrud presided and continued with roll call at 12:00 PM.

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

Members absent: Commissioner Magnuson

Others Present: City Administrator Schelkoph, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Senator Larry Robinson, Chad Petersen from KLJ

Pledge of Allegiance

New Business

Discuss flood protection with Senator Heitkamp
City Administrator Schelkoph indicated that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss a FEMA lot at 481 Viking Drive that was purchased in 1993. A portion of the floodwall has been built on this FEMA lot. Chad Petersen from KLJ stated during the construction of Permanent Flood Protection Phase I, the City avoided FEMA lots in the construction of the flood wall by purchasing land through the State Water Commission program. Schelkoph reported that during the Community Rating System (CRS) program implementation, Building Inspector Andersen determined that a portion of the floodwall was built on a FEMA lot. Chad Petersen reported that the estimated cost to remove the existing floodwall and replace with clay levee would be $400,000 to $500,000. Senator Heitkamp reported removing the existing floodwall and replacing with clay levee would require an act of Congress. Senator Heitkamp is working to include an amendment on an upcoming bill to allow the flood wall to remain in place. President Carlsrud thanked the Senator for her efforts.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:24 pm.

Dave Carlsrud, President of the
City of Valley City Commission

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

Posted in City Commission Minutes.