July 11, 2022 Town of Gladstone City C – The Dickinson Press

July 11, 2022 Town of Gladstone Council Meeting Minutes 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. Subject to approval Present: Randy Wyatt, Paul Reinbold, Darrell Sadowsky and Mark Erdman. Mayor Randy Wyatt opened the meeting. Randy discussed Stark County LEOP. The motion to approve the minutes of the June 28 meeting was moved by Paul, seconded by Darrell and carried by a vote in favour. The motion to defer approval of the minutes of the June 6 meeting was moved by Mark, seconded by Paul and carried by a vote in favour. Mark requested an executive session to discuss the June 6 minutes. Christina said the conversation did not fall within the parameters of an executive session. The motion to review the minutes of the June 6 meeting at a special meeting on June 18 at 6:00 p.m. was moved by Paul, seconded by Darrell and carried by a vote in favour. Advocate’s Report: Christina has completed the second reading of the Dog Breeds Ordinance to include changes requested at the June 6 meeting. Nikki Larson attended the meeting to voice her concerns that a vicious dog was not being removed rather than a new order being introduced. Christina sent all complaints to the pet’s owner, but the owner dismissed them. Christina told the owner that the animals needed to be removed. She also advised him to attend tonight’s meeting, but she did not attend. Christina mentioned situations of violent dogs needing to be reported to the sheriff’s office to help with their removal. The city had a similar ordinance a few years ago which was redacted when the ordinance book was rewritten, therefore council is working on implementing a new ordinance. Paul asked what breeds are included in the ordinance which have been advised to be Pit Bull and Rottweiler variants unless they are service dogs. Current owners would be grandfathered, which includes animals currently licensed by the City. Nikki mentioned the need for all dog owners to have proper fencing. Randy mentioned the filing of the dog breed ordinance. Christina mentioned that the city already has a vicious animal ordinance. Christina will contact the Sheriff’s Office to obtain all animal complaint reports. The motion to defer this item to the August meeting was moved by Paul, seconded by Mark and carried by a vote in favour. Christina will follow up with the State’s Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office to see if they have any other reports of Winch’s aggressive dog. Christina mentioned that they needed to fill the vacant Council seat. She suggests that if anyone is interested, they should submit some type of letter or request for the Board to review and appoint someone. Maintenance Report: Paul talked about the tank Tony acquired to flush the sewers. He will start emptying the sewers in the next few weeks. Engineering Report: Cal with AE2S attended the meeting to discuss the services they provide to the City. He discussed the State’s letter regarding the water distribution system. Cal discussed services it does not currently provide, but could provide to become compliant. Cal estimated an annual cost of $26,000. He also mentioned that he could train someone with the City to do these services. Mark said if Tony wasn’t interested in being trained, he could. Paul mentioned talking to Tony to see if he would be interested. Training alongside Cal’s normal testing times would not incur an additional charge. However, things outside the normal scope of work would be extra. The motion to contact the State advising that the City will be training an employee to perform the additional water distribution duties was made by Paul, seconded by Mark, and carried with a favorable vote. Cal discussed the EPA’s new lead and copper rule coming into effect in October 2024. The City will need to know what the water lines are made of. The state is working to provide funds to help the city analyze its role in lead and copper rule. Jeremey discussed Monte Martin’s claim regarding the North Improvement towing his RV on June 28th. Jordan will submit it to the NDIRF. Old Business: Council discussed the property of Charlie Parker. Paul suggested getting photos to ensure progress is being made. The motion to approve ARPA funds for the purchase of the new water meter reader and software was moved by Darrell, seconded by Paul, and carried by a favorable vote. The motion to secure the cardboard roll-off was made by Darrell, seconded by Mark, and carried by a favorable vote. Mark spoke about the renovations to City Hall. A section of the sill elevation from the slab is not ADA compliant. A change order would be required to resolve this issue; Mark is waiting for a cost estimate. Kolling and Kolling suggested running a system of pipes or letting the water run over the overhang; they will submit an estimate for both options. Mark discussed the updated safety manual. He’s waiting for Paul and Darrell’s advice. New Business: Randy would like a cell phone for mayor; who would go from mayor to mayor. The Board requested cost estimates. Pat Meyer submitted a permit for a wedding. The motion to remove Cody and add Randy to bank and credit card accounts was moved by Mark, seconded by Paul, and voted in favor. Jordan asked the Council if she could step back and take on a limited number of responsibilities. She will get a list of responsibilities together. Gwen Lantz discussed the flags in the hall and in the park. Paul recommended looking for a different traction system as the city has a lot of issues with flags falling. Randy said the city will try to improve on lowering and raising the flags. Gwen talked about aging counters. Randy and Paul mentioned that Tony has been working on replacing these meters for a few years. Gwen said her counters are still the old version. Gwen asked if Jordan had any auditor training; Jordan said she trained under the ND League of Cities and earned her master’s degree. Gwen had concerns about the 2022 election and a post that was missed. She also expressed concerns about a ballot regarding the posting of meeting minutes in the newspaper, which has not been done since 2012; Christina confirmed that this is necessary, however, it rarely passes with a no since most people want these meeting minutes published. The Town will ensure this is done for the 2024 election. Gwen mentioned an organizational meeting to be held on the 4th Tuesday of June after the election. Christina said the Board could revote the assignments once the vacant seat is filled. Chelsee Martin attended the meeting to submit a petition to be appointed to the Council. Christina said to review the nominations and make a decision at the August meeting. Chelsee intends to call a special election. Mark discussed curb cuts for seniors. The motion to approve the senior license application was moved by Darrell, seconded by Paul, and carried by an all-party vote with Mark abstaining. Randy discussed a recording system for the council meeting and minutes. Paul suggests looking at a system and getting quotes. The Council reviewed the June bills. The motion to approve the June bills was moved by Mark, seconded by Darrell, and carried by a vote in favour. The motion to adjourn was moved by Darrell, seconded by Randy, and carried by a vote in favour. June 30th Account Balances General Checking $428,495.94 Park Checking $41,672.45 ARPA $27,510.94 CD 0832 $50,298.18 CD 9432 $100,000.00 June Payroll Tony $1,258.95 Jordan $1,100.00 Wendy $663.94 Maria $1,892.00 June Bills BND $2,995.08 Doug Brost $491.10 A-1 Sanitation $210.00 Bravera Ins $3,159.00 Butler $240.60 Gooseneck Imp $133.67 MGM Sanitation $4,589.20 MDU $1,562.50 SW Grain $3,967.62 One Call Concepts $6.50 Runnings $264.85 SW Water $3,819.43 Forum Comm. $203.28 MidContinent $129.82 West Plains $311.37 Advanced Element $1,498.64 Dakota Sports $141.00 Rath & Mehrer $7,000.00 Team Lab. Chem. $2,647.00 Visa $49.30 TOTAL $34,244.14 (July 27, 2022) 84247

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