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6.18.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, June 18, 2024


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

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

Member Absent: Commissioner Gulmon

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Request to Add N8. Approving July 5th, 2024, as a Floating Holiday.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve minutes from the June 4th, 2024 Finance and Commission Meetings, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approve Raffle Permit request from Dakota State Eagle Auxiliary on 6.7.25 at the Valley City Eagles Club.
  2. Approve Site Authorization Renewals for Valley City Aerie 2192 Fraternal Order of Eagles at Jimmy’s Pizza, My Bar and Valley City Eagles Aerie 2192.
  3. Approve 2024-25 New Tobacco License for ARP 14 LLC dba The Clubhouse

D.  Approve the 2024-25 Tobacco License Renewals:

  1. Brothers III Sports @ 507 Main St E
  2. Eagles Club @ 345 12th Ave NE     
  3. Love’s Travel Stop #849 @ 1385 8th Ave SW

       E.  Approve the 2024-25 Alcoholic Beverage License Renewals:                  

  1. The Clubhouse
  2. FOE Aerie 2192 dba The Eagles Club
  3. Larson Enterprises dba The Labor Club
  4. The Liquor Locker

       F.   Approve 2024-25 Cabaret License Renewal:

  1. FOE Aerie 2192 dba The Eagles Club

       G.  Approve 2024-25 Contractor License and Renewals:

  1. New – Design Team Sign Company LLC
  2. New – RDA, Inc
  3. Magnum Electric, Inc
  4. Nation’s Roof Mountain. Inc
  5. One Way Wireless Construction

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

ORDINANCE

Approve First Reading of Ordinance 1156, an ordinance to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 4-01-03 of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to sales of alcoholic beverages.

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

RESOLUTION

Approve Resolution 2448, A Resolution Creating Executive Operations Coordinator Position and Establishing Salary.

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

Approve Resolution 2449, A Resolution Amending the Master Fee Schedule.

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

Approve Resolution 2450, A Resolution to provide for Municipal Court and Salary of Municipal Judge.

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

Approve Resolution 2451, A Resolution Setting Bond of City Auditor.

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

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $2,152,330.

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

Approve 2024-25 Mobile Home Park License for Viking Drive Estates.

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

Consider the Visitor’s Committee recommendation to Approve the Image Enhancement Grant Application for El Valle Taco Shop in the amount of up to $7500. for the renovations and signage of the former La Cita building at 2225 W Main St.

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

Consider the Visitor’s Committee recommendation to Approve the Image Enhancement Grant Application for Taco Johns in the amount of up to $7500. for the renovations and signage of their current building at 148 2nd St NE.

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

Review and Approve the Visitor’s Committee recommendation of the updated Tourism Grant & Loan Application.

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

Approve Termination of Expired Mortgage, Security Agreements, Assignments, Leases and Bill of Sale re 1985 Drug Plastics Agreement in Order to Cure Title Defects: Lot 4, Northwest Industrial Park.

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

Approve Environmental Study proposal for Service Center.

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

Approve July 5th, 2024, as a Floating Holiday.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford asked Operations Supervisor Klemisch to give an update on the rain and the increased water releases on the river. The level should remain at about 9.5’ but his crew is preparing for 11’ just to be safe. You will see pumps running & culverts plugged as needed.

City Administrator Crawford explained that the City of Valley City recognizes Juneteenth as a Holiday but we do not observe it. The City follows North Dakota State’s guidelines. Discussion on After Hours is still in the works. We are currently trying to work with Barnes County Dispatch. Budget discussion has started. Working with the Department Heads on the Capital Improvement Plans as well as the 10 Year Master Plan.

Deputy Auditor Johnson gave an update on the Election. The County will do the canvassing on June 24th. We have reached out to the newly elected with information on the Oaths.

Police Chief Horner shared the great turn out for Community Days and Thank You to all that planned and worked the events. Special Thanks to his Officers for the extra time involved. 

Engineer Petersen gave an update on the Construction happening around town.

Engineer Eslinger updated the Commission on the Service Line Inventory has been accepted by the Department of Environmental Quality. There will be a Public Notice coming later this summer.

Mayor Carlsrud thanked the Commissioners for their service. He shared how great the Community Days Events went and all the people that were in attendance. Thank you to all the individuals that assisted with the planning and carrying out of the all the events throughout town. Special thanks to the City Employees who assisted as well. Stop by and check out the artwork posted by the Sheyenne Valley Vocational Center that is hanging on the wall in the Chamber, very nice work.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:33 P.M.

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6.4.2024 Commission Minutes

CITY COMMISSION MEETING
VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:10 PM.
Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Gulmon, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Magnuson
Others: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Klein, Deputy Auditor Johnson
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Added Item I. Approve the Application from the Valley City Chamber to Block off the Street on June 15th for Valley City Community Days.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve minutes from the May 21st, 2024, Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
A. Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Electrical Superintendent, Building Inspector, Finance Director and Municipal Judge.
B. Approve 2024-2025 Tobacco License Renewals:
a. Casey’s General Store #3363 at 640 15th Ave SW, Valley City
b. Dakota Silver at 512 E Main St, Valley City
c. Leevers Foods at 424 2nd Ave NE, Valley City
d. The Liquor Locker at 124 Central Ave S, Valley City
e. Petro Serve USA #071 at 1020 8th Ave SW, Valley City
f. Petro Serve USA #072 at 151 9*h Ave NW, Valley City
g. Petro Serve USA #073 at 807 W. Main St, Valley City
h. The Labor Club at 214 2nd St NE, Valley City
C. Approve Block Off the Street request from Brockopp Brewing LLC for June 15, 2024, for Rally in the Valley Street Dance. Blocking Main St from Central Ave to 2nd Ave NE and Veteran’s Memorial Park.
D. Approve Special Event Application for Brady Larson Memorial Derby September 6 & 7, 2024 at the ND Winter Show Grounds.
E. Approve Tree Trimming and Removal Service License for Badger Loader Services LLC of
Tower City.
F. Approve 2024-2025 Contractor License for Badger Loader Services LLC of Tower City.
G. Approve 2024-2025 Contractor License for Sheyenne Concrete LLC of Cooperstown, ND.
H. Approve 2024-2025 Renewal Applications for Contractor, Electrician, Plumber and/or
Mechanical Contractor License(s) for the following:
a. Braden Wenaas Construction LLC
b. Kohn Electric LLC
c. Morton Buildings Inc
d. BDT Mechanical LLC
e. AIlstar Construction Residential Operating Company LLC
f. Sheyenne River Repair
g. Indigo Signs
h. Northland Sheds
i. Johnny B’s Tree & Service
j. Tate & John Enterprises
k. Ace Plumbing
I. Approve the Application to Block of the Street from the Valley City Chamber on June 15th for Valley City Community Days.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve all Consent Agenda Items, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. Motion passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing on Dangerous Building Located at 304 3rd Street SE, Valley City.
Declare Public Hearing Open. Discussion.
Commissioner Gulmon moved to Close Hearing seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.
Approve findings and order on dangerous building located at 304 3rd Street SE, Valley City.
Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the findings seconded by commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS
Approve Valley City Watermain – Proposed Design Revision – PCN 22228 – 2-094(159)290.
Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.
Accept Master Lift Station Improvements Project.
Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.
Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit Applications for:
Brockopp Brewing LLC on June llt\ 2024 for Gleam Aesthetic Open House at 202 Central Ave N Suite 8.
Brockopp Brewing LLC on June 13th, 2024, for Smith Lumber Customer Appreciation.
Brockopp Brewing LLC on June 13th, 2024, for Summer Nights on Central.
Brockopp Brewing LLC on June 15th, 2024, for Rally in the Valley on Central.
Brockopp Brewing LLC on June 15th, 2024, for Rally in the VaUey Street Dance by blocking Main St from Central Ave to 2nd Ave NE.
FOE Aerie 2192 on June 13, July 11, August 8 & September 12, 2024, for Summer Nights on Central.
The Reserve at Woodland on June 13th, 2024, for Smith Lumber Customer Appreciation.
The Labor Club on June 15th, 2024, for Rally in the Valley Street Dance on Main St from Central Ave to 2nd Ave NE.
The Captains Pub on June 15th, 2024, for Community Days on Main St from Central Ave to 2nd AveNE.
Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve all Special Alcohol Beverage Permits requests seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.
Approve Site Authorization for North Dakota Wildlife Federation.
Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
City Administrator Crawford requested to have the Viking Drive Estates Mobile Home Park License reviewed and approved at the 6.8.2024 Commission Meeting as requested conditions have been met.
ADJOURN
Meeting was adjourned at 5:36 P.M.

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5.21.2024 Commission Minutes

CITY COMMISSION MEETING

VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA

Tuesday, May 21, 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, Deputy Auditor Johnson

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Addition ofN8-Consider Delay of Public Sale of City Property Located in NW Industrial Park. Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MNUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the May 6th, 2024, Finance and Commission Meetings, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA A. Approve Raffle Permits for:

  1. S.H.I.N.E. on 8.1.2024 at the valley City Eagles
  2. Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway Association
  3. Approve the Valley City Chamber of Commerce Application to Block off Central Ave N from 7th St NE-Main St. and Main St. from Central Ave-2nd Ave NE on June 1 6th from 12 am to 6 pm for Community Days.
  4. Approve 2024-25 Contractor License for Ideal Systems LLC of West Fargo, ND 58078
  5. Approve 2024-25 Contractor Renewal Licenses for:
    1. Taurus Handyman Services
    1. CR Larson Concrete
    1. Bridge City Landscaping & Excavating LLC
    1. Enterprise Sales Co
    1. Montana Dakota Utilities Co
    1. Northland Window & Door
    1. Wrigley Mechanical Inc
    1. PEC Solutions of the Dakotas LLC
    1. ASAP Electric
    1. Gast Construction Company, Inc
    1. Bakkegard & Schell, Inc
    1. John’s Refrigeration & Electric, Inc
    1. Meyer Milk Transport Inc
    1. Bentson Electric
    1. Travis Kunze Construction
    1. Citywide Electric
    1. 2 Phase Electric LLC
    1. Valley Flooring
    1. Tim’s Custom Cabinet & Construction
    1. RAG Properties, LLC
    1. Peterson Mechanical, Inc.
    1. Safe Basements of Minnesota, LLC
    1. FMJ Electric, LLC
    1. Lavalle Flooring Inc.

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

PUBLIC HEARING

Public Hearing on Valley City Barnes County Public Library Loan Approval. President Carlsrud Declared the Public Hearing Open.

Commissioner Magnuson motioned to close the hearing, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed.

Approve Valley City Barnes County Library to accept loan through the Rural Development Finance Corporation.

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

ORDINANCE

Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 1152, an ordinance to amend and reenact subsection 7 of section 4-01-05, and sections 4-01-01, 4-01-03, 4-01-04, 4-01-06, 4-01-11, 4-0112, 4-01-24 of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to sales of alcoholic beverages.

No changes from the first reading.

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

Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 1153, an ordinance to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 11-05-18 of the Valley City Municipal Code related to ice cream trucks.

No Changes from the first reading.

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

RESOLUTION

Resolution 2447, a resolution to approve Final Replat of Lots 14 and 15, Block 1, of Weiser’s Addition to the City of Valley City.

City Attorney Martineck stated this is due to a pending sale and the owners needing to clear up some property lines. PZ approved it as is and there are no issues.

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

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $2,104,601.12, Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Employee Travel Voucher Policy.

City Attorney Martineck stated we were having trouble getting forms turned within a reasonable time so this clarifies the expectation. They need to be turned in within 60 days after an event or if the event happens in December it needs to be turned in by January 31 st for budgeting purposes.

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

Consider the Visitor’s Committee recommendation to Approve the Historical Grant Application for Valley City Barnes County Public Library in the amount of $25,000. for the Rotunda Renovation of the 1903 Carnegie Library Project.

Finance Director Klein added that this fits the guidelines and was approved by Visitor’s Committee. Mary Lee Nielson spoke on behalf of the Visitor’s Committee stating they know fixing anything historical is expensive and commended the Library for all the various sources they’ve found to fund this project.

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

Approve Site Authorizations for Thundering Saints Inc at Boomers Corner Keg, Bridges Bar & Grill and The Labor Club.

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

Approve Site Authorizations for North Dakota Winter Show at the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center.

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

Approve Conditional Use Permit for Sheyenne Valley Area Career & Technology Center school in R-2 Two-Family Residential District.

City Attorney Martineck stated their expansion does not fit into the current zoning of an R2. PZ recommends approval.

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

Discuss Mobile Home Park Specification for existing Parks.

City Attorney Martineck stated the current manager of Sunrise Mobile Home park wants to move in additional mobile homes to fill three vacant spots. The current ORD does not allow the homes to be that close so in order to allow this there would have to be some sort of conditional use permit.

City Administrator Crawford is recommending this goes back to the PZ Board to discuss the conditional use permit as they are doing what they need to keep this park up.

Consensus was to send this to the Planning and Zoning Board.

Consider Delay of Public Sale of City Property Located in NW Industrial Park,

Jennifer Feist is requesting the delay of this due to a manufacturing company that is interested in the property along with the spur.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve a 30-day delay, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford reported clean up week went well. There were few places that did not sort their piles so they were left. Everyone pitched in and did a great job.

Please mow your lawns, several letters have gone out. When mowing please do not blow it in to the street as the grass clippings clog the storm drains and makes it a slippery surface for motorcycles and bicycles. Finance Director Klein mentioned the RZ Board, Visitor’s Committee and PZ Board have an opening on their boards.

City Engineer Peterson gave an update on the Construction Projects. We are having a public meeting next week for the 4dl St. and 6th St. NW-Phase Il, in preparation of the work starting in early June.

Commissioner Gulmon gave an update from the Finance Committee.

Commissioner Erickson stated hydrants will be flushed next week so run your COLD water to flush it out.

President Carlsrud thanked the graphic communications class for changing the pictures in the commission chambers and encouraged people to stop in and see them.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:34 P.M.

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5.06.2024 Commission Meeting

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the April 16, 2024, Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Electrical Superintendent, Building Inspector Finance Director and Municipal Judge.

Approve hearing on dangerous building located at 304 3rd St. SE.

Approve Special Event Application May – September 2024 Indoor & Outdoor at Straus Mall, A Martinson.

Approve Block Off the Street request from Soap Box Derby for 6.1.24.

Approve Block Off the Street request Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce for 6.15.24 for Community Days. 

Approve Block Off the Street request from Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation for 6.13, 7.11, 8.8 & 9.12, 2024 for Summer Nights on Central.  

Approve the Application for a Parade for the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce on 6.15.2024 starting at 10AM.

Approve Raffle Permits for:

  • Bridge City Cruisers on 6.14.2024 at Stoudt/Miller.
  • Bridge City Cruisers on 6.15.2024 at the Car Show on Main & Central.
  • Red Knights Motorcycle Club ND 1 on 9.15.2024 at the VC Eagles.

Approve Applications for Tobacco License Renewal for the following:

Dollar General Store #17856.

Approve 2024-2025 Contractor License for Timber Craft Handyman Services of Jamestown, ND.

Approve 2024-2025 Renewal Applications for Contractor, Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor License(s) for the following:

  1. Keith’s Heating & Cooling, LLC
    1. Keith’s Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating, Inc
    1. Enterprise Electric, Inc
    1. Bridgetown Builders, Inc
    1. Bob’s Excavating, LLC
    1. East & West Excavating  
    1. Groundworks of MN, LLC
    1. Richard Berg Construction
    1. Rollie’s Remodeling
    1. Home Heating, Plumbing, & A/C, Inc
    1. Hope Electric, Inc
    1. RJ’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc
    1. Grotberg Electric, Inc dba Triton Mechanical
    1. Olaf Anderson Construction, Inc
    1. Energize Electric, LLC
    1. Grotberg Electric, Inc
    1. Hi-Line Electric, Inc
    1. Scherbenske, Inc
    1. ACB Construction
    1. Construction Engineers, Inc
    1. Central Trenching, Inc


  • Keppler Services, Inc
    • PCL Construction Services, Inc
    • Floor to Ceiling Carpentry & Repair
    • Breland Enterprise, Inc dba American Waterworks
    • Maple River Electric
    • Hi-Line Construction Inc
    • Valley Realty Inc
    • Differding Electric LLC
    • Big Dog Construction
    • Six D Construction
    • Tim’s Plumbing LLC

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

 

ORDINANCE

Approve First Reading of Ordinance 1153, an ordinance to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 11-05-18 of the Valley City Municipal Code related to ice cream trucks.

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

Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 1154, an ordinance to amend and reenact section 17-04-18.1 of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to THC paraphernalia.

City Attorney Martineck stated there were no changes from the first reading.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.

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

RESOLUTION

Approve Resolution 2446 a Resolution to Sell Real Property at Public Sale.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve with a change adding the Construction of a Building, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Consider & Approve Valley Development Roundtable request for $30,000. in funds by the VCBC Development Corporation.

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

Approve grant award for 2026 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Grant for the Winter Show Road Shared Use Path – Phase 2 Project for construction in 2026. Project awarded $375,280.

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

Approve extension of alcoholic beverage licenses, and renewal date.

Due to the second reading of the Alcohol Ordinance not until May 21st, approve to extend the license renewal date until June 15, 2024 this year only.

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

Authorize City Administrator to negotiate planning and design phase contract with CMAR with McGough.

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

Approve Memorandum of Understanding Sheyenne River Water Trail Maintenance and Management – Water Trail Advisory Committee.

City Attorney Martineck recommends approval.

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

Approve Site Authorization for Valley Twisters Gymnastics Club for 7.1.2024 – 6.30.2025 at Tavern 94.

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

Approve Site Authorization for Valley City Baseball Org. for 7.1.2024 – 6.30.2024 at Brockopp Brewery, The Clubhouse and City Lights Supper Club.

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

Approve Application from Hi-Line Hospitality for a Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford reminded all that the Credit Card Fee goes into effect as of June 1st, 2024. There are several ways to avoid this 3.55% fee.  Sign up for auto pay, pay with a check or cash, or use your debit card. The Living Local App that is being put together with Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation, Parks & Rec, Valley City Chamber and the City of Valley City is coming along. It will be an all-in-one location that will cover information and events for the whole area. Any Community Groups or Organizations that are interested in being listed on the app, please reach out to Trinity Nelson at the VCBC Development Corp at 490-9012 to update your contact information.

City Attorney Martineck shared that he & Lieutenant Dana Rustebakke have finished the first round of interviews for the Police Records Administrator position. He will be setting up second round interviews with the top Applicants for this Friday with Police Chief Horner & City Administrator Crawford. 

City Engineer Peterson gave an update on the Construction Projects. The rain has slowed some of the projects but they seem to be working around the weather. Reminder: The project on West Main is a Department of Transportation project, not the City’s, and they are hoping to have a Public Relations person in place to handle the questions shortly.

Commissioner Gulmon gave an update from the Finance Committee.

Commissioner Erickson reminded all about the upcoming Clean-Up Week and the Electronics Drop Off available this year. Trees and branches can be taken out to the Service Center at any time, but please remember the 3” diameter rule. The week of the 20th, trees & branches will be picked up.

President Carlsrud shared that it is spring time & with that comes changes in your water. The cloudy water is just air, let it rest and it will clear up. Be assured, your water is safe to use and drink. Last Friday was the City’s Employee Appreciation Supper and we sure do appreciate the City Employees and all they do for this Community.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:28 P.M.

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4.16.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, April 16, 2024



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

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

Member absent: Commissioner Magnuson

Others Present: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, and Finance Director Klein

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

RECOGNITION FOR ERIN WOEHL – MAYOR FOR A DAY ESSAY WINNER

ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION APRIL 26, 2024

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Add Ai. and G. and Amending Resolution 2411.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to Approve Minutes from the April 2nd Finance and Commission Meetings and the April 9th Board of Equalization Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approve Raffle Permits for:
    1. Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce from 6.15.24, Near the Sheyenne River Foot Bridge
    1. VCPS Music Boosters on 5.6.24 at the HAC – Valley City High School
    1. VCBC Library Foundation on 8.8.24 at the VCBC Public Library
    1. Valley City Barnes County Development Corp on 6.13.2024 on Central Avenue
    1. St Catherine’s Knights of Columbus on 5.22.24 at the Eagles
    1. CHI Health Connect at Home – Fargo on 5.14.24 at the Eagles
    1. John Statema Benefit on 5.18.24 at the Eagles
    1. Fraternal Order of Police James Valley Lodge #4 on 9.18.24 At the VC Police Department
    1. Kiwanis of Valley City on 5.13.24 at the Eagles
  2. Approve Barnes County 4-H Dog Obedience Classes – National Guard Building Rental for 11 Days in April, May, June & July of 2024.
  3. Approve Keppler Services, Inc of Fargo, ND a Contractor License for 2023-24
  4. Approve Gast Construction Company, Inc of Wahpeton, ND a Contractor License for 2023-24 pending payment
  5. Approve Renewal of Contractor License for 2024-2025 for Damon 24/7 LLC, Rocky Ford, CO.
  6. Approve VCHS Prom 2024 to Block Off the Street at the 100 Block of 4th St on 5.4.24 from 5:00PM until 7:30PM.
  7. Approve VCSU-VCAB to Block Off the Street at 2nd Ave SW on 5.1.24 from 7:30PM to 12:30AM.

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

ORDINANCE

Approve first reading of Ordinance 1152, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Subsection 7 of Section 4-01-05, and Sections 4-01-01, 4-01-03, 4-01-04, 4-01-06, 4-01-11, 4-01-12, 4-01-24 of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to Sales of Alcoholic Beverages.

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

Approve First Reading of Ordinance 1154 an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Section 17-04-18.1 of the Valley City Municipal Code relating to THC paraphernalia.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve with the changes to match current State Code, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.

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

RESOLUTION

Approve Resolution 2444 a Resolution Approving Plat of Mosquito Meadows Subdivision City of Valley City.

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve with the signed variance for the Septic Tank, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Resolution 2445 a Resolution to Amend the Master Fee Schedule.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve changing the Janitorial Fee to a Deposit when renting the National Guard Building, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Amendment to Resolution 2411, a Resolution Placing Advisory Vote on Ballot of Municipal Election to be held June 11, 2024.

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Site Authorization Renewals for Valley City Hockey & Figure Skating Club at the Youth Sports Complex, Valley City Town and Country Club and The Captain’s Pub.

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

Approve NW Water Tower Options Engineering Report and Select Preferred Alternative(s). Commissioner Bishop moved to approve options 1A & C3 as recommended, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.

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

Approve VC Fire Dept. to Block Off the Street, 2nd Ave NW from 4th St to 6th St on May 1, 2024, from 7:00AM until 1:00PM.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford reported that the Winter Show Road Shared Use Path Phase II Project was selected for the TA Funding in the amount of $375,280 for Construction in 2026. Clean-Up Week will now include Electronic Recycling. Valley City Residents or Businesses can take their electronics out to the Transfer Station during Clean-Up Week, they will not be picked up. There will be charge of $.75/lb., cash only. Starting June 1st, there will be a Credit Card Convenience Fee of 3.55% added to all transactions paying with a credit card. To avoid this fee, Residents may use the Auto Pay Method, Check, Cash or Debit Card.

CITY UPDATES & COMMISSION REPORTS

City Attorney Martineck would like to present an Ordinance at the next meeting regarding operating an Ice Cream Truck in Valley City and making the permitting of such a business more cost effective.

City Engineer Peterson shared construction updates on the projects happening around Valley City.

Commissioner Gulmon, Commissioner Erickson and Commissioner Bishop all congratulated Mayor for a Day Woehl on her winning essay titled “Mayor for a Day” and the excellent job that she did today.

Commissioner Bishop thanked the Fire Department and Police Department for all they do for our community.  He also thanked the City Staff.

Mayor for a Day Woehl thanked the Police Department and the Fire Department for the rides she received.

Mayor Carlsrud congratulated Mayor for a Day Woehl and thanked her for all her help. Thank you to her Family for sharing her with us. Reminded all that it is still dry out there, even with the rain, so be careful.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:49 P.M.

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4.9.2024 Board of Equalization Minutes

2024 Board of Equalization Proceedings

April 9, 2024

4:00 PM City Hall

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

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

Finance Director Klein 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 4:00 P.M. City Assessor Current reported the changes in property values within the city for 2024.  An overall summary was read and submitted. No property owners were present for requests and there were no written requests received in the Auditor’s Department.

PROPERTY TYPECERTIFIED VALUES 2023PROJECTED TOTALS 2024$ CHANGE% CHANGE
Residential land$41,712,300$41,836,650$124,350.30%
Residential structure$255,521,200$275,418,200$19,897,0007.79%
Grand Total residential$297,233,500$317,254,850$20,021,3506.74%
     
Commercial Land$41,504,150$41,698,250$194,1000.47%
Commercial Structure$139,308,332$148,217,981$8,909,6496.4 %
Grand total Commercial$180,812,482$189,916,231$9,103,7495.03%
     
agricultural land$105,700$101,500($4,200)-3.97%
GRAND TOTAL agricultural land$105,700$101,500($4,200)-3.97%
     
TOTAL MARKET VALUE$478,151,682$507,272,581$29,120,8996.09%

City Assessor Current stated 78 Notices of Increase were sent out.  No property owners contacted City Assessor Current regarding the notice of increase for 2024.

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

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

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:17 p.m.

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4.2.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, April 2, 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

CITY GOVERNMENT WEEK PROCLAMATION

The Week of April 1 – 5, 2024 to be Proclaimed City Government Week

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Add B. e. to the Consent Agenda. S.H.I.N.E. Raffle for 4.13.2024. Remove Resolution from Agenda. Add NB2. Reject Bids for Paving Improvement District No. 129. and NB3. Approve Tourism Grant Application for Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation, Valley City Tourism and Valley City Chambers as Recommended by the Visitor Committee.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the March 18, 2024 Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

A. Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief, Electrical Superintendent, Building Inspector, and Finance Director.

B. Approve Raffle Permits for:

      a. Disabled American Veterans from 7.11.24 – 6.12.25, 2nd Thursdays at the VC Eagles

b. Barnes County Wildlife Federation on 11.1.24, 11.25.24 & 4.5.25 at the VC Eagles

c. VCSU Foundation on 4.26.24 at the VC Eagles

d. Education Foundation for VCPS on 4.18.2024 at the HAC

e. S.H.I.N.E on 4.13.2024 at the HAC

C. Approve PCL Construction Services, Inc of Edina, MN a Contractor License for 2023-2024

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the Consent Agenda as amended, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

ORDINANCE

Ord 1151 Second and Final 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 Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. Motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

NB1. Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $2,144,801.

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

NB2. Reject Bids for Paving Improvement District No. 129.

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

NB3. Approve Tourism Grant Application for Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation, Valley City Tourism and Valley City Chambers in the amount of $3000. for the Living Local App as Recommended by the Visitor Committee.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Engineer Peterson discussed the Construction Projects that are coming up very soon. In the past two weeks there have been 2 pre-construction meetings. Paving Improvement District 126. That is the Secarse Drive, 6th Ave NW & 6th St NW and 7th St NW project. Starting Monday, April 8th they will be working on Secarse and later in the week they will be starting on 6th St NW & 7th St NW. There will be a Public Informational Meeting on Thursday, April 4th at 5:15PM in the Commission Chambers. A pre-construction meeting was held this morning for the Urban Grant Project for 2nd Ave NW, 3rd St NW & 4th St N. They are looking at starting the week of April 15th. We are looking at having an Information Meeting early next week for the Businesses & Residents involved.  The third project is Phase 2 of last years project for 3rd St NE & 3rd Ave NE. There is not a firm start date as of today.

City Administrator Crawford shared that the mailing for the Service Line Warranty would be going out today. Starting in May, there will be a credit card service fee added to people that are using credit cards to pay for their bill. There are other ways to pay and not be subjected to a fee: Auto Pay, Pay by Check, Pay by Cash, or Pay by Debit card with Pin here in the Office.

Finance Director Klein shared that the Election Petitions are due to City Hall before April 8th at 4:00PM. We are not able to accept any Petitions after that time. The Audit starts next week so it will be a busy time in the Finance Department.

City Assessor Current reported that the Equalization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 4:00PM.

Police Chief Horner wanted to remind all that with the warmer weather, more people will be out and about. Please be alert when driving. Reminder: All traffic must stop. Do not pass a school bus if the stop arm is out & lights are flashing

Commissioner Gulmon shared that we had a record high in sales tax for the first month of 2024. He also recognized Mayor Carlsrud, City Administrator Crawford, Finance Director Klein and Deputy Auditor Johnson were presented with Leadership Awards at the ND League of Cities Spring Training Conference.

Commissioner Erickson wanted to remind all that your Garbage container handles should face the house and there should be a 3-foot clearance around the container. Clean-up Week will be May 13-18. All materials must be sorted as required or they will not be picked up. If you have questions please call Public Works or the Landfill.

Mayor Carlsrud reiterated that the piles of materials must be sorted appropriately or they will not be picked up. Do not set materials out prior to that week. Thanked all the city employees for their work every day & especially during our busy seasons. Thank you to the Commissioners for serving.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:26 P.M.

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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 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.

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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.