MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
ESMOND CITY COUNCIL
September 6, 2006
A regular meting of the Esmond City Council was held September 6,
2006 at 7 p.m. at the Esmond City Hall. Present were Mayor Estagen Zimmerman, council members DeLores Solway, Sylvester Hoffner and Lance Alexander and city auditor Misti Arnold. Absent was Walter Norman.
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by Lance Alexander, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 11, 2006. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to pay all approved bills. The motion carried unanimously. Bills for July are as follows:
Terry Schwab $404.43
Misti Arnold 554.10
Sylvester Hoffner 83.11
Donald Vetsch 850.00
Waste Management 1,246.91
ND Telephone Co. 54.54
Otter Tail Power Co. 403.15
Benson Co Farmers Press 35.99
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by DeLores Solway, to purchase an American and state flag that will stand in each corner of the city hall. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to purchase a kidney-shaped table for the city hall. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Sylvester Hoffner, seconded by DeLores Solway, that the flags and the tables will be paid for out of the Esmond Economic Development Fund. The motion carried unanimously.
The preliminary budget for the city of Esmond is available for examination at the Ramsey National Bank in Esmond or by calling the city auditor. The city council will meet on October 2, 2006 at 7 p.m.
to adopt a final budget.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 7 p.m.
A motion was made by DeLores Solway, seconded by Lance Alexander, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
(Publish Sept. 20, 2006)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
August 3, 2006
The Leeds City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 3,
2006 at 6:30 p.m. at Leeds City Hall. Present were Mayor Lloyd Himle and Aldermen Cal Schlieve, Jeff Jacobson, Betty Anderson and Jady Stuberg. Also present were Randy Pope from Interstate Engineering and Sheena Schmeets.
Randy Pope spoke regarding fund availability for water plant updating and repair. An SRF loan at 3% for 20 years is possible. The city can try CDBG or North Central Planning to see if any grant money is available. Randy will try to get to Leeds on Wednesday, August 9 to go through the plant to determine the extent of what needs to be repaired.
There was discussion on the Dixon mower, which needs a new clutch.
The council decided to forego the clutch at this point and look at purchasing a new mower.
It was decided to put the cleaning and inspection of the water tower in with the water plant repair and updating project.
Alderman Schlieve made a motion to grant a special beer and alcohol license for KJ’s Bar. Alderman Jacobson seconded. Motion carried.
Alderman Schlieve moved to give 15% of Revenue Sharing to the Leeds Park Board. Alderman Stuberg seconded. Motion carried.
It was decided to list the old maintainer for bids in the Construction Equipment Classifieds, the Benson County Farmers Press and with City Scan. The city will also be taking bids on snow removal for the 2006-2007 winter season. Bids are to be for all equipment needed and operator. All bids must be in by September 30 and will be opened at the following council meeting in October.
Jan’s Stall Mall sewer and garbage rates will be $4 for sewer (basic) and $16 for garbage.
Dave Dirks from the ND Telephone Co. visited with Cal Schlieve regarding all digital television and other options from NDTC. The city auditor will contact him in regard to being kept in the loop for this project. After speaking with Mr. Dirks he decided to attend the next regularly scheduled meeting of the council.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of the July meeting.
Alderman Jacobson moved to approve the bills. Alderman Anderson seconded. Motion carried. Bills are as follows:
Diane Hoffmann 64.93
Leeds Park Board 496.43
Durbin Excavating 662.50
ND Sewage Pump 600.00
Rugby Sanitation 3,400.00
Darrell’s Electric 129.26
Moller’s, Inc. 87.35
Bank of ND 7,537.50
Larson Implement 62.95
One Call Concepts 11.79
Dakota Web 60.00
ND Public Lab 72.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 126.31
Northern Plains Electric 707.84
B&H Oil Co. 25.00
Tracy’s Market 69.82
Otter Tail Power Co. 42.51
Hawkins Water Treatment 1,352.75
ND Telephone Co. 64.31
Otter Tail Power Co. 1,349.62
United Community Bank 625.25
Leeds Airport Authority 178.96
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
On August 17, 2006 a telephone motion was made to approve the Application for Alcoholic Beverage License for Daniel Scott and Robert Scott by Alderman Betty Anderson, seconded by Alderman Cal Schlieve. The motion carried. This is to replace the application held by Lorraine Stevens for Earl’s Bar. The Scotts will obtain ownership on September 1, 2006. Copies of the approved application and licenses were faxed to Ackre Law Firm, Ltd. in Cando per request of owners.
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