11/29/2006 – Public Notices


MINUTES OF MEETING

WARWICK CITY COUNCIL

November 6, 2006

A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held November 6, 2006. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Darrell Forest.

Members present were George Evans, Shirley Tiokasin and Ron Jacobson.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Evans made a motion to approve the minutes. Tiokasin seconded. Motion carried.

Bills were presented:

UTILITY FUND

Mark Elfman $239.89

Waste Management 743.44

Otter Tail Power Co. 213.75

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

United Laboratories 514.65

Hawkins Water Treatment 429.54

GENERAL FUND

Otter Tail Power Co. $146.00

Sandra Barber 190.00

Benson Co. Highway Dept. 150.00

Tiokasin made a motion to pay the bills. Evans seconded. Motion carried.

The oath of office was given to Ron Jacobson who will fill the vacancy left by Leslie Elfman.

The next meeting will be December 4, 2006.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Sandra Barber

City Auditor


MINUTES OF MEETING

MINNEWAUKAN CITY COUNCIL

November 14, 2006

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan City Council was held November 14, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Present were Mayor Curtis Yri and council members Mark Motis, Claudette Carlson, Rita Staloch and Steve Huffman. Also present were city auditor Laura Weed, city maintenance man Verdeen Backstrom, librarian Cathy Burkhardsmeier, Lisa Wold, Mark Zillmer, Jim Ripplinger and David Garske.

Motis moved that the minutes of the October 10 meeting be approved as corrected. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A formal complaint was filed by Aaron McQuoid regarding garbage charges and late fees. A motion was made by Staloch and seconded by Motis to reduce his garbage rate to $15 on the Kerlin day care building. The late fees will be left on the account. Huffman-abstain, Carlson-yes, Staloch-yes, Motis-yes. Motion carried.

The garbage rates for residences and businesses will be reviewed at the December meeting.

The council asked that Ripplinger attend the meeting to clarify licensing procedures within the city. Ripplinger stated that about 60-70 animals are licensed in the city. A licensing notice will be sent in the water bills and an ad will be put in the paper reminding people to license their pet. Fines for unlicensed pets will be assessed.

A motion was made by Staloch to have the computer cleaned or repaired. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Staloch to approve a contract in the amount of $3,200 for the 2005 and 2006 audit with Ken Bulie. Motis seconded.

The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to approve a contract with the ND State Tax Commissioner to collect city sales tax. This contract is in effect through July 1, 2007. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Customer deposits were discussed.

A motion was made by Staloch to ask that Mike Steffan send a letter to Gary Jordan regarding lots 17-22 of Block 59. The council will refund the $50 that he put down on this property and apply it to a past due water, sewer and garbage bill. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Motis to deed a one foot section in Lot 23 of Block 54 to Benson County Housing. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Carlson for the city to pay the recording fee on this property transfer. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The final payment will be made to Lake Region Asphalt after a final inspection is done.

A motion was made by Carlson to accept three Homeland Security Grants in the amount of $3,149 (radio), $1,820 (radio) and $2,875 (fencing).

These grants are 100% funded. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Letters will be sent to all owners of RV sites asking them to have a petition signed in a two block radius of their properties.

A motion was made by Carlson to transfer $1,750 from the general fund to the water fund and $1,750 from the general fund to the street fund to cover the cost of the new pickup. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to charge Mayo Construction $8 per thousand for their bulk water. Carlson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Huffman to give six months free water, sewer and garbage service to Roger Huffman in exchange for his time running the water plant in Backstrom’s absence. Motis seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

The council reiterated the fact that no overtime is allowed when an employee takes personal, sick or vacation leave.

The water commission met and discussed water income and expenses.

They have proposed an increase in the user fees by $3 per month on every account. The total fee per month would be $8. The commission is interested in the possibility of bulk water sales to farmers. They are also questioning the loss of over 2 million gallons of treated water in a 12 month period. Backstrom will contact ND Rural Water to see if they can make an assessment as to why the city is losing such a large quantity of water.

Other topics discussed were street work behind the school, Land Use Ordinance, interest rates, old US Highway 281, Terlecki’s sidewalk repair, rent on elevator property, chemical bids and barking dogs.

No bids were received on the city pickup.

A motion was made by Motis to pay all bills. Huffman seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved for payment are as follows:

FSA/BANK BUILDING FUND

Ameripride $58.95

Clifton, P. 480.00

Home Shop 11.50

Huffman, S. 1,040.46

Oddens’ 27.65

Otter Tail Power Co. 585.91

GARBAGE FUND

Waste Management $3,018.75

GENERAL FUND

Benson County Recorder $26.00

Devils Lake Journal 27.00

Every, L. 425.00

Benson Co. Farmers Press 192.76

Frith & Steffan 50.00

Maddock Tech Center 75.00

NDLC 60.00

ND Telephone Co. 191.98

Oddens’ 7.90

One Call 19.84

Otter Tail Power Co. 141.14

US Post Office 156.00

Weed, L. 63.39

Payroll 1,236.72

LIBRARY FUND

Payroll $649.64

STREET FUND

Goulding’s $116.83

Lake Region Asphalt 24,374.65

Lannie Simonson Building 600.00

Oddens’ 29.29

Otter Tail Power Co. 560.18

Zimmerman Contracting 3,785.76

WATER FUND

Alltel $55.87

Fargo Water Equipment 5.37

Benson Co. Farmers Press 22.00

Farmers Union Oil Co. 653.13

Hawkins Water Treatment 3,073.90

ND Dept. of Health 16.00

ND Telephone Co. 163.57

Northern Plains Electric 315.68

Otter Tail Power Co. 142.54

TSC Store 33.24

US Post Office 78.00

Payroll 2,123.85

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Laura J. Weed

City Auditor

Curtis A. Yri

Mayor


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