March 8, 1999
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Carrington was held Monday, March 8, 1999 at 7:30 PM at City Hall. Council President Doug Roundy presiding as acting mayor.
The following members of council and city departments were present: Rich Short, Mike Larson, Aaron Abaurrea, Robert Scott, Charles Biel, Fabian Noack, Craig Rask, Dale Townsend, Vicky L. Triplett, and Heather Carr.
Absent: Mayor Allan Metzger
Also present: Julie Screen, Sheila Harrington, Dave Nelson, and John Kienow.
Council President Roundy read a thank you card from Mrs. Fabian Noack for the cities thoughtfulness while she was hospitalized.
The reading of the previous minutes was dispensed with. A motion was made by Rich Short, seconded by Mike Larson to approve the minutes as submitted. All voted aye. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Mike Larson, seconded by Aaron Abaurrea, to approve the following game of chance issued by the City Auditor office:
1.Central Dakota Sportsmen for a raffle permit #432,
2.Carrington Close Up for a Professional Sports Board permit #437
3.Carrington Sports Boosters for a Professional Sports Board permit # 439.
All voted aye. Motion carried.
Chamber President, John Kienow; and Vice President, Dave Nelson, spoke regarding a Carson and Barnes Circus to be held at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 6, 1999. Kienow and Nelson requested 6 dumpsters and 3,500 gallons of water for the event. The Chamber is hoping to sell about 4,000 tickets total for the two shows.
A motion was made by Rich Short, seconded by Aaron Abaurrea, to issue a circus license, fee of $100.00, to the Carrington Chamber. Circus will be held at the Foster County Fairgrounds, and pending inspections by the Fire Department and the Police Department prior to the event. The following voted in favor: Short, Abaurrea, Larson, Biel. Councilman Scott chose to abstain. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
Kienow and Nelson also spoke about a possible time share employee between the chamber and the city. The city council felt that it would be a good idea if tried on a trial basis and the details are worked out. Since the city recently lost one of their part-time employees, the city was considering a replacement. The issue was placed with the Audit/Personnel Committee for further discussion.
Discussion was given to a claim filed with the cities insurance company regarding alleged flooding done to Doug Zink farm land. Also discussed was the way the city handled the letters received by Zink.
A motion was made by Rich Short, seconded Robert Scott, to approve the Final Definitive Financing Resolution on WA/SEW Imp Dist 97-1 Series B. The following voted in favor: Larson, Biel, Short, Abaurrea, and Scott. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Rich Short, seconded by Robert Scott, to approve the Final Closing and Non-Arbitrage Certificate and to authorize the Mayor and City Auditor to sign all necessary documents covering Definitive Improvement Warrant, Book of Registry, and Improvement Bonds. The following voted in favor: Larson, Biel, Short, Abaurrea, and Scott. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Robert Scott, seconded by Mike Larson, to change retirement investment companies, on behalf of Dale Townsend, from Reliastar Life Insurance Co. to Pioneer Mutual Life Insurance Company. The following voted in favor: Short, Abaurrea, Scott, Larson, and Biel. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
After some discussion, a motion was made by Robert Scott, seconded by Charles Biel, to authorize the Mayor and City Auditor to sign the Stock Purchase Agreement on Dakota Growers Pasta Co. CDBG #263-CD98SL-ED. The following voted in favor: Scott, Biel, Larson, Abaurrea, and Short. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
Library Board Member Robert Scott spoke requesting $2,390.00 for storage cabinets along the north wall of the city library. The total cost of the cabinets will be $5,500.
A motion was made Robert Scott, seconded by Rich Short, to give the library $2,390.00 from the municipal building fund for storage cabinets. The following voted in favor: Biel, Larson, Short, Abaurrea, and Scott. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
ARMORY: Police Chief Rask and Public Works Supt. Dale Townsend are investigating recent vandalism in the armory. Townsend stated there will be 10-12 National Guard for two weeks this summer able to work on projects in and around the armory. The city will supply the materials and they will supply the labor.
PUBLIC WORKS: The committee is currently working on an agreement with Wyard Township regarding the maintenance of the landfill road. Some suggested changes were made to a preliminary draft brought to the council and placed back into committee for fine tuning.
Interstate Engineering will be at City Hall on March 15, 1999 at 1:00 PM to meet with the committee and other council members that can attend regarding the proposed street project.
Townsend also stated he is seriously considering retirement sometime between October 19998-January 1, 1999.
FIRE DEPT: Fire department member Aaron Abaurrea stated there had been three calls since the last meeting. Fire Chief Lonnie Suckut is gone to fire school and was not able to attend the council meeting. Councilman Short asked if the bill with Lightowler Johnson had been taken care of. Fabian Noack, Vicky L. Triplett, and Lonnie Suckut are to get together on the issue to discuss Les Bjore\'92s remaining balance.
LIBRARY: Councilman Robert Scott stated he and Deb Goplen have gotten together to write criteria for computerizing the city library.
POLICE: Discussion was given on a earlier meeting regarding a possible City/County/Court Agreement regarding which cases will go into district court and which cases into city court.
Also discussed were two house bills which may affect the police department if passed. Police Chief Rask went to Bismarck last Wednesday to speak against the bill that would take away the gaming tax money that generates about $3,000/year for the department. The other bill would allow the Police Academy to charge $20.00/day for new recruits excluding the Highway Patrol.
MUNICIPAL BUILDING: Rich Short stated the committee met on March 4, 1999 and discussed possibly re-roofing the armory and the water plant buildings.
AUDIT & PERSONNEL: The council went through the proposed changes in the personnel policy page by page. After further discussion, a motion was made by Robert Scott, seconded by Aaron Abaurrea, to approve the proposed changes to the personnel policy as submitted. The following voted in favor: Biel, Larson, Short, Abaurrea, and Scott. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
A motion was then made by Aaron Abaurrea, seconded by Rich Short, to approve the proposed personnel changes as submitted effective retroactive to January 1, 1999. The following voted in favor: Scott, Abaurrea, Short, Larson, and Biel. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Rich Short, seconded by Aaron Abaurrea, to approve the committee reports. All voted aye. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Charles Biel, seconded by Mike Larson, to accept the bills as submitted. The following voted in favor: Larson, Short, Abaurrea, Scott, and Biel. The following voted against: None. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the council, a motion was made by Aaron Abaurrea, seconded by Robert Scott, to adjourn. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Vicky L. Triplett, City Auditor
Allan Metzger, Mayor
By: Heather Carr
AGENDA OF MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARRINGTON, MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1999 AT THE CARRINGTON CITY HALL AT 7:30 PM
Minutes: Motion needed.
Motion needed to grant a 1999 Gas Fitters License beginning April 12, 1999 thru December 31, 1999 to Central Heating & Cooling owned by Tyrone Unruh. Unruh has met all requirements as set down in the city ordinance.
Al Larson and Dick Fenske to give update on the 2000 All School Reunion.
Motion needed to approve of the following game of chance issued by the City Auditor\'92s office: 1.) Carrington Lions Club for a Prof Sports Pool permit #438. 2.) Sacred Heart Alter Society for a raffle permit #442. Aye vote. (Copy enclosed) Also needed is a motion to approve of the McCreary-Bonderud Post #3524 (Vet\'92s Club) site authorization for game of chance.
Jeff Riedesel and Tom Erdmann to give presentation on the proposed golf course.
AUDIT & PERSONNEL:
Y2K Compliance funding request part 1 of 2.
Motion needed to accept committee reports. Aye vote.
Bills: Motion needed to approve bills as submitted. Roll call vote.
Adjourn: Motion needed to adjourn. Aye vote.
The next regular council meeting will be May 10, 1999!