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2.12.2024 Special Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Monday, February 12, 2024



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

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

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

Member Absent: Commissioner Erickson

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Sam Hill Benefit Raffle on 2.17.24 at the Valley City Eagles Club.

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

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 12:01 PM.

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2.10.2024 Special Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Saturday, February 10, 2024



President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM.

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Gulmon, Commissioner Erickson

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

Members Absent: Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Magnuson

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 10:05 AM.

 

New Business

Approve Special Alcoholic Beverage Event Permit for Captain’s Pub LLC – Guns & Galentines.

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

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 10:06 AM.

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2.6.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, February 6, 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 Bishop, Commissioner Gulmon

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Lead by Cub Scout Pack 562

OATH OF OFFICE FOR SERGEANT KNIGHT

GIVING HEARTS DAY FEBRUARY 8, 2024, PROCLAMATION

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Add items:

i. Sons of the American Legion, Raffle on 2.11.24 at the Valley City Eagles Club

NB10. Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for Valley City FOE Aerie 2192 for    March 6-10, 2024 ND Winter Show.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Magnuson moved to Approve Minutes from the January 16, 2024 Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Monthly Reports from the Fire Chief/Building Inspector, Electric Department, Finance Director, Sanitation Supervisor, Police Chief, and Street Department Supervisor.

Approve Raffle Application for:

  1. Ducks Unlimited Barnes County Chapter, Raffle (Gun) on 3.22.24 at the VC Eagles Club
    1. Valley City JO Volleyball, Raffle & Raffle Boards on 2.10.24 at the VC Eagles Club
    1. Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals, Raffle on 3.30.24 at VC Eagles Club
    1. CHS Inc – Dakota Plains Ag, Raffle on 3.27.24 at CHS Inc – Dakota Plains Ag
    1. VCSU Trap Club, Raffle on 4.25.24 at Valley City State University
    1. Valley City Fire Department, Raffle on 3.23.2024 at Valley City Eagles Club
    1. Noah Gurrola Astorga Benefit, Raffles on 2.23.24 at Valley City Eagles Club
    1. ND Skill USA, VC ND Chapter, Raffle on 4.5.24 at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career & Tech Center
    1. Sons of the American Legion, Raffle on 2.11.24 at the Valley City Eagles Club

Approve Application for Carr’s Tree Service, Inc for a 2024 Tree Trimming & Removal License

Approve Public Hearing for Dangerous Building at 340 3rd St SE

Approve Cancellation of Public Hearing for Captain’s Pub Alcoholic Beverage License

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

ORDINANCE

ORD 1147 Approve Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No 1147, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Sections 12-02-02, 12-02-3, 12-02-06, 12-02-08 Related to Junk, Junk Vehicles, and Abandoned Vehicles on Public Property.

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

RESOLUTION

RES 2440 A Resolution Approving Engineers Report & Directing Preparation of Detailed Plans, Specifications & Estimates of Probable Cost for Paving Improvement District No. 129.

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

RES 2441 A Resolution Declaring Necessity for Paving Improvement District No. 129.

Commissioner Erickson 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 $1,618,408.

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

Authorize Farm Lease next to landfill to be re-leased and go out for bids.

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

Approve City Buyout of 616 Main S East for $50,000.

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

Approve Agreement with NDDOT for Long-Term Temporary Highway Closure through December 31, 2025.

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

Approval of concurrence of project IM-NHU-2-094(159)290, PCN 22228 with local share estimated to be $83,806.06.

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

Accept appointment of architectural firm EAPC for design of public works service center.

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

Approve architectural services contract with EAPC for design of public works service center.

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

BEK Connect Service 5-Year Renewal Agreement.

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

Approval for Mayor to sign FEMA recertification form.

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

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Event Permit for Valley City FOE Aerie 2192 for March 6-10, 2024 ND Winter Show.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford shared that the Teams are working on finishing up some End-of-Year items as well as preparing for the new construction season. She did note that there has been work on cleaning up some of the addresses for properties that have more than one living quarter involved. If one property has one building with two separate living quarters currently, they are correcting this to one house number at one address with a suite number or letter for each unit. This is a Team process and we are working with the Barnes County,  911 and the Post Office.

Finance Director Klein gave an update on tax revenue for November.

City Assessor Current reported that the State of ND has changed the due date for the Homestead Credit to March 31, 2024.

Mayor Carlsrud thanked all the city staff for all their work on the clean-up around town. A special thanks to Cub Scout Pack 562 and their representatives.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:34 PM.

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1.16.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, January 16, 2024



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

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

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

Members Absent: Commissioner Magnuson

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROCLAMATION

The week of January 28 through February 3, 2024, was proclaimed as Catholic Schools Week.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Remove the Public Hearing regarding Ordinance Violations by the Captain’s Pub.

Remove Item B. on the Consent Agenda, Tree Trimming & Removal License Application for Strom Tree Service Inc. 

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to Approve the Minutes from the January 4, 2024, Finance and Commission Meetings, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Local Permit Application for a Raffle for Sanford Clinic of Valley City on February 2, 2024, at Valley City Town & Country Club.

Approve Application for Use of National Guard Building. Schindler Events. Mar 7 – 10, 2024.

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

RESOLUTION

RES 2438 A Resolution Regarding Participation in Funding for a Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Grant Project. Grubb, project manager with AE2S discussed the Grant provided by the Bureau of Reclamation and shared that it is geared towards Energy & Water Sustainability. A very common application under this grant program is Water Meter Improvements.  Working with the Team here in Valley City they determined that a project to replace 600 Water Nodes would be a good candidate for this grant and assist Valley City in the funding of the replacements with 50% cost share funding.  The total cost estimate for the project is $101,304.

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

RES 2439 A Resolution Creating Paving Improvement District No. 129. City Engineer Petersen explained that this project is a combination of project corridors that were sealed in the past 7 to 10 years that have been over laid or reconstructed.  All projects on the map except the 6th St Project and the 5th Ave NW Project are identified as Projects that would not be Special Assessed.

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

ORDINANCE

ORD 1147 Approved First Reading of Ordinance 1147, an Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Sections 12-02-02. 12-02-03, 12-02-06, and 12-02-08 Related to Junk. Junk Vehicles and Abandoned Vehicles on Public Property. City Attorney Martineck shared that this Ordinance will not change the process for junk vehicles on private property but adds a provision if a vehicle is red tagged for being a junk vehicle or an unregistered vehicle on the public right of way or public parking lot. There would now be some enforcement and the vehicle can be ticketed or towed if the issue is not taken care of.

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

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Task Order Master Services Agreement with AE2S. Approve the master service task order agreement between the City of Valley City and the Engineering firm AE2S.

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

Approve Task Order No. 1 – Valley City General Engineering Services with AE2S. Grubb shared that this is for Instrumentation & Controls work needed as well as other items at the Water Treatment Plant. This is not an exclusive Agreement. It is for $5000 per year for 3 years but the City will only be billed for what is actually used.

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

Approve Task Order No. 2 – Valley City WaterSMART Grant Application with AE2S. Grubb explained that this Task Order is for the more specific effort of the Grant Application process that was approved with Resolution 2438. With this order the City will now have the template and editable form to pursue future grants.

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

Consider the Visitor’s Committee Recommendation to Approve the Image Enhancement Grant for Arc of Barnes County Thrift E Shop up to $7500. The Visitor’s Committee recommends approval of this Grant. These funds come through sales tax dollars collected.  

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

Approve Depositories for City Funds which meet the Pledge of Securities Requirement. 

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

Approve Amendment to City Engineering Agreement and Task Order. City Engineer Petersen explained that this Agreement & Task Order is for the City Engineering Agreement between the City of Valley City and KLJ Engineering. This is to extend the 3-year term that expired on the previous agreement on 12.31.2023. This amendment is to extend the agreement for an additional 3 years to 1.1.2027.This does include an increase from $87,000. to $90,000. per year. This is a “not to exceed” amount.The agreement also includes Moore Engineering as a subcontractor.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.

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

Accept Main Street Outlet Vault Project. City Engineer Petersen shared that this is the Storm Sewer Discharge Vault on Main Street down by the Elks building. Work was completed in the September timeframe but just had the final closeout and inspection with Public Works.

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

Discussion on the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality – Water Service Line Inventory. City Engineer Eslinger explained this project has three components: historical records revue, customer survey and a sample site plan. He handed out a flyer and postcard sample that will be sent to the residents of Valley City explaining that there is a Water Site Inventory Revue happening. This Survey will be starting in February and will require a response by Valley City Residents about what their water lines are made of. Education of Residents about the survey will be very important.  

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford gave an update on the Ice Storm Disaster Declaration and that the City is working feverishly at collecting the proper paperwork which is due 1.17.2024. David Wick has reached out and reported that he was not aware of the notifications for some of the properties and that he is working on getting that cleaned up. He will be working with Fire Chief Magnuson. Currently there are several projects that the City is working on in preparation for this summer. On the RFQ preliminary piece we are interviewing the three finalists to select the architect for the Public Service Center.

Commissioner Bishop explained that when he receives an anonymous letter in the mail it goes straight to the shredder. If you sign your letter, he would be more then willing to sit down and discuss your concerns. 

Mayor Carlsrud thanked all the city employees for their work during the Ice Storm. He was complimented by a colleague on how well the City of Valley City handled the Storm. Reminder, during these cold spells, try not run extra appliances and to be mindful during peak electrical usage times.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:53 P.M.

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1.4.2024 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Thursday, January 5, 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

Add N5. Approve Motion to Ratify and Extend the Winter Storm Disaster Declaration.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the minutes from the December 19, 2023, Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

Approve Gaming Site Authorization for ND Chapters of Delta Waterfowl Inc on February 24, 2024, at the Eagles.

Approve Renewal Application for 2024 Tree Trimming and Removal Service Renewals for Kieffer Tree, LLC.                      

Commissioner Bishop moved to remove Item B. Approve 2024 Application to Operate Mobile Home Park Renewal for Viking Drive Estates and add to New Business as Item N6, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion passed unanimously.

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

PUBLIC HEARING

Public Hearing on Dangerous Building located at 1318 9 St SW.

President Carlsrud Declared the Public Hearing Open.

Sarah Hanson spoke on the Property and requested an Extension until May 31, 2024.

Commissioner Magnuson motioned to Close the Public Hearing, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Erickson moved to Table the Hearing on this Topic Indefinitely, Seconded by Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Monthly Bills for the City and Public Works in the Amount of $2,488,773.

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

Consider Appointing Joe Tykwinski to Replace Joe Faure on the Valley City Planning & Zoning Commission.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Appointing Joe Tykwinski to a New Term on the Valley City Planning & Zoning Commission as the Extra Territorial Position from 2024 to 2028, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.

Approve updates to Employee Policy Manual.

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

Approve Gaming Site Authorization: Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie 2192 for Jimmy’s Pizza Location beginning January 4, 2024.

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

Approve Motion to Ratify the Winter Storm Disaster Declaration and Extend until Rescinded.

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

Approve 2024 Application to Operate Mobile Home Park Renewal for Viking Drive Estates.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve as stated, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.

Commissioner Bishop moved to amend the motion to: Approve license on condition that on or before April 15, David Wick provides plan and budget for repair of mobile home park drainage and road project, and must commence plan no later than May 7, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon. Amendment Carried.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford started with a thank you to the City, every Department & every Employee who helped in any way with the Ice Storm Emergency. Amazing to watch these Teams come together for their town. Thank you to the Local Radio & News Paper for sharing the information and helping to get the information out to the Public. Please know that this cleanup is a work in progress and that it will take time.  Please be patient. Note, if you missed getting your branches to the boulevard before the City cleaned your area, they are not going back through. You will need to haul your branches to the site. Please continue to call in if you see a tree down in the street or on an electric line, an electric line down, a streetlight is out or any other hazard, even after hours.

Finance Director Klein shared that City Hall has Election Packets ready for any person interested in running for City Office. Elections will be held in June 2024. Any Candidate may start circulating petitions for signatures as of January 1, 2024.

City Assessor Current wanted to remind all about the 2024 Property Tax Credit for your Primary Residence. It is a simple online process, but you can also stop in the Office, and she will assist you with completing the application. With in the first 48 hours, over 10,000 people applied.

Commissioner Gulmon updated all on the Financial Budgets that seem to be on track for staying in budget for 2023. Overall, it looks to have been a good year.

Commissioner Bishop thanked all for their help during the Ice Storm.

President Carlsrud wanted to remind all who are hauling their branches out to try and keep them in piles and not so spread out, try keeping an area clear for safe driving in and out. Thank you to all the Departments and Staff for keeping the City going during the Ice Storm. As Residents, we are blessed to have such dedicated Crews working for us.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:28 PM.

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12.19.2023 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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

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

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

Members Absent: Commissioner Magnuson

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

No Changes.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the December 5, 2023, Finance and Commission Meetings and the December 12, 2023, Special Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approve Application Renewal for Permit to Sell L.P. Gas from the following:                                             
    1. Petro Serve USA #071
    1. Petro Serve USA #072
    1. CBF Oil Inc. dba Kotaco
    1. Loves Travel Stop #849
  2. Approve Application for Vehicle for Hire License Renewal for South Central Adult Services.                  
  3. Approve Application to Operate Mobile Home Park Renewals for the following:                                       
    1. Sunrise Trailer Court
    1. Plecity Park – RNR Development
    1. Frog Town Trailer Court
  4. Approve Application for Tree Trimming and Removal Service Renewals for the following:                      
    1. Ross’ Tree Service
    1. Pine Country Nursery
    1. Ground to Sky
    1. Johnny B’s Trees
  5. Approve Raffle Application for Student Nurse Organization for 3/26/2024 at VCSU.                                
  6. Approve Public Hearing on Alcoholic Beverage License Violations – Corey Breswick dba Captain’s Pub.

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

RESOLUTION

Resolution 2410, a Resolution to Amend the Master Fee Schedule – Special Meeting Fee of $25.00.

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

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Public Works 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets. 

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

Move to Table the Application to Operate Mobile Home Park Renewal for Viking Drive Estates to January 4, 2024, Commission Meeting.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford reported now that the 2024 Budget has been approved, we will be working on getting notices out on the rate increases. Some of these increases will take effect in January and the others in February giving people time to prepare. We are also working on the end of the year items and prepping for the new projects coming up in 2024.

City Assessor Current shared information on the flyer that was included in your property tax statements. You may apply for up to a $500.00 tax credit on 2024 property taxes. The website is tax.nd.gov/prc.

Fire Chief Magnuson gave an update on the Water Rescue this past weekend. He shared that the water/ice is not safe. Do not let your loved ones play on the ice.

Police Chief Horner talked about Santa Cops and Kids Night that would be taking place on December 20, 2023. They have volunteers set up to wrap & the Officers are ready to help the kids with their Christmas Shopping. This is a great event for all involved.

Commissioner Gulmon used the water rescue incident to remind all how fortunate we are to have the First Responders who are willing to put their Lives at risk for us. Special Thanks to those Responders.

Mayor Carlsrud ended the meeting with Blessed Holiday Wishes to all.

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 5:15 P.M.

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12.12.2023 Special Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM.

ROLL CALL

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

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Local Permit for Raffles: Parents of Seniors on 12/12/23 and 12/19/23 at the VCPS HAC.

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

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 12.02 PM.

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12.5.2023 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, December 5, 2023



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

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

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Add D, Consent Agenda. Approve Sale of Transformer to UTB Transformers for 20,000.00.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the November 21, 2023, Commission Meeting and the November 28, 2023, Special Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Erickson.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Monthly Reports from the Sanitation Supervisor, Electrical Superintendent, Fire Chief, Operations Supervisor, City Administrator and Finance Director.

Approve Contractor Application for Bob’s Excavating LLC of Valley City, ND.

Approve Public Hearing for Dangerous Building at 1318 9th St SW.

Approve Sale of Transformer to UTB Transformers for 20,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION

Resolution 2432, a Resolution Accepting Bid and Awarding Contract for NDDOT Project No. UGP-2-990(067), PCN 23951 [Paving Imp. Dist. No. 128, Watermain Imp. Dist. No. 105 and Sanitary Sewer Imp. Dist. No. 69].

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

Resolution 2433, a Resolution Establishing Water Utility Rates.

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

Resolution 2434, a Resolution Establishing Sewer Utility Rates.

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

Resolution 2435, a Resolution Approving Plat of Tall Jacks Addition to the City of Valley City.

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

Resolution 2436, a Resolution Approving Plat of TC Subdivision to the City of Valley City.

Commissioner Gulmon 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 $1,485,229.

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

Approve Final Payment in the amount of $78,071 and to Close Out Consolidated Sewer & Water Improvement District No. 59 (Nextera).

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

Approve Amendment to Task Order for Construction Engineering for Consolidated Sewer & Water Improvement District No. 59 (Nextera) in the amount of $37,190.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford discussed the Updated Infrastructure Plan that the Departments have been working on and what the next 4 to 10 years looks like for projects. They have been working diligently on determining what will be best for the different areas and keeping in mind the money that will be needed. This is a great plan, in place and in writing, that can be used when making decisions. This process was started over a year ago and now they are able to use it to make fiscally responsible decisions on projects that best help the City. The Public Works Budget has been put in place and will be approved at the next meeting; several Departments made substantial cuts in several areas to make this budget work. Thank you to those Departments.

Finance Director Klein thanked Gary Jacobson for all the time he has spent on the Public Works Budget as well as Brandy Johnson & Judi Hintz for doing a great job with the new positions and changes.

Public Works Accountant Jacobson gave a quick update on working with FEMA for the 2022 flood. There are a few projects still on going. There are only 2 projects that are not paid for as of yet, they are the Management Costs and Donated Resources. Both of these projects are still in the pipeline to be paid. All other projects have been paid for.

Commissioner Gulmon wanted to commend that Staff and Department heads for the significant expenses cut out of the final Public Works Budget. He also shared an update on the Financials through the end of October. Sales Tax, Food & Beverage Tax and Occupancy Taxes are all up from last year.

Commission Erickson reminded the Citizens that you can bring your rough canister racks in and get rid of them. Also, with Christmas coming, the Transfer Station will be open from December 26 to December 29 for you to bring your extra household garbage out to the Landfill and dispose of at no cost. There is a 100lb limit per residence. Please recycle your cardboard prior to hauling out your garbage.

Commissioner Magnuson gave a special Thank You to all who participated in the Parade of Lights. It was a wonderful event attended by many and the lights were beautiful. Also thank you to the Fire Department and their makeshift firepits around town.

President Carlsrud gave a quick shout out to all the folks involved in the Christmas lighting around town. Continuous positive comments come in from Citizens and Visitors about the nice job our folks have done with the Christmas Lighting. Thank you to the Firefighters for their fundraising that they do and then share with the Community. Most recently, they helped purchase the new Zodiac Rescue Boat with over $32,000.00 coming from their fundraising efforts. Thank you to the Commissioners for serving and to all the Employees for all the work that they do on behalf of our Citizens.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:25 P.M.

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11.28.23 Special Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023



President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 12:10 PM.

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop

Members absent: Commissioner Erickson, Commissioner Gulmon

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

NEW BUSINESS

Approve Special Alcohol Beverage Permit for The Labor Club for Friday, December 1, 2023 at the NDWS South Building.

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

ADJOURN

Meeting was adjourned at 12:12 P.M.

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11.21.23 Commission Minutes

City Commission Meeting
Valley City, North Dakota

Tuesday, November 21, 2023



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

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

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

OATH OF OFFICE FOR POLICE OFFICER BRIAN HAGER

PROCLAMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Add NB11. Approve Proposals for Police Department Vehicle.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the minutes from the November 7, 2023, Commission Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon.  Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Approve Raffle Permit Application for the Following:

  1. Education Foundation for VCPS 11.30.2023 at the HAC
  2. Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society 2.13.2024 VCSU
  3. VCSU American Fisheries Society Student Subunit 2.13.2024 at Rhoades Science Center
  4. Valley City State University Foundation 12.1.2023 at the Eagles

Approve 2023-2024 Contractor License Application for Robert Gibb & Sons, Fargo ND

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

RESOLUTION

Resolution 2431, A Resolution Amending Infrastructure Renewal and Replacement Fees.

Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve adding $1.00 to any account that has water service and $1.00 to any account that has electrical service for both Residential and Commercial customers and to review the infrastructure charge on an annual basis, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. Motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

Consideration for Appropriating Back the Blue Funds.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve seconded by Commissioner Magnuson for $19,871.00 to be used and allocated for Law Enforcement Officers. $11,000.00 will be allocated for retention bonuses, $5000.00 will be allocated for new recruitment bonuses, the remaining funds will be used for tuition payments.  Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Salary Schedule Amendment to Include Water Plant Operator III with B23 Classification.

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

Appoint Construction Management At-Risk Selection Committee. Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Erickson to appoint the CMAR selection committee as follows: Gwen Crawford- City Administrator, Chad Petersen – City Engineer, Architect- Architect that is selected through the RFQ process, Licensed Contractor-Tim Durheim.

 Motion passed unanimously.

Accept Project No. SU-CVD-2-990(061), PCN 23233-12th St N/8th Ave SW – Mill & Overlay/Turn Lane Improvements.

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

Accept Project No. UGP-2-999(051), PCN 22280-Main Street/Central Ave Urban Grant Project.

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

Approve Amendment to Task Order for Preliminary Engineering for NW Water Tower Study to include zone 8.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson

Roll call vote: Gulmon – Aye, Bishop – Aye, Magnuson – Aye, Erickson – Nay, Carlsrud – Aye. Motion approved. 

Approve Design Engineering Task Order for 2024 Seal Coat Improvements.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.

Roll call vote: Bishop – Aye, Magnuson – Aye, Erickson – Nay, Gulmon – Aye, Carlsrud – Aye. Motion approved. 

Approve Design Engineering Task Order for 2024 Sanitary Sewer Point Repair/Manhole Replacement Project.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Bishop.

Roll call vote: Magnuson – Aye, Erickson – Nay, Gulmon – Aye, Bishop– Aye, Carlsrud – Aye. Motion approved. 

Approve Preliminary & Design Engineering Task Order for Project No. TAU-2-990(066), PCN 23917 – Winter Show Road Shared-Use Path.

Commissioner Gulmon moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.

Roll call vote: Erickson – Nay, Gulmon – Aye, Magnuson – Aye, Bishop– Aye, Carlsrud – Aye. Motion approved. 

Approve 2024 Board Meeting Schedule as follows: Tuesday January 2nd will be Thursday, January 4th, Tuesday March 19th will be held Monday, March 18th and Tuesday May 7th will be Monday, May 6th. The Planning & Zoning Meeting will be moved from Tuesday April 9th to Wednesday, April 10th.

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

Consider Proposals for Police Department Vehicle.

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Gulmon to accept the proposal for the Ford Explorer.

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator Crawford gave an update on the Viking Trailer Court the installation of the trailer park’s culverts and will return in the spring to finish seeding and the hydro mulch of the grass. They are putting down straw and mats to help with erosion. David Wick will be working on a budget for the plan to replace the pavement for next summer.

Working on the Public Works budget and seeing what we can do with capital budget items that are in need.

There is an open meeting at the HAC, being put on about a state & federal project for East Main St just outside of City Limits. Regarding the repair of the culvert in 2025.

Reminder about Small Business Saturday, Lighting of the Park as well as the Parade of Lights.

Fire Chief Magnuson wished all a happy thanksgiving & reminded all that turkey fryers are not to be used indoors. He also shared information on the Annual Fireman’s Dance this Friday night the 24th at 8:30PM at the Eagles. Free will donation so come on out and enjoy!

City Engineer Eslinger brought & shared the 2024 Calendars for the departments.

Mayor Carlsrud thanked all who worked on the budget. This year has been tough. Thank you to the Commissioners for working on their portfolios.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 P.M.