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MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

01-15-2015

The Cando City Council met, January 5, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Shock, Senger, Staus, Westlind and Wilson present.  

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                    9.  Bills                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report            

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

              

Minutes from the previous meeting were approved by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

New police officer Andrew Givens was introduced to the City Council.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to accept the proposal from Moore Engineering for $4,500 to complete a Capital Improvement Plan for the FWHA.  Upon roll call vote, all Commissioners voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Westlind to approve the amendments to the 2014 budget as recommended by the City Auditor.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Wilson stated he would like to revisit the employee health insurance issue. The issue was once again discussed at length.   Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to increase the employee health insurance to 500/1000 retroactively starting January 1, 2015.  Upon roll call vote, Councilors Senger, Shock, Westlind, Wilson, and Staus voted aye.  Councilor Bjornstad voted nay.  Motion passed.    

A sewer repair on 2nd Ave. was discussed.  The repair was on a private line.  The City does not pay for private sewer repairs.  Motion by Wilson, seconded by Bjornstad to pay for the street repair but not the sewer repair.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Staus talked about a possible development project.  The project requires an on sale liquor license.  All licenses are now filled.  The City Attorney will be consulted.  Councilor Westlind had a few complaints about snow removal.  Public works stated the motor grader had a flat tire which needed to be fixed.   

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus to pay the bills.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

FICA

         3,512.86

Salaries

    14,106.04

AFLAC

             273.72

Boiler Inspection Program

              90.00

Bruce Ford

           41.99

Cando Arts Council

          4,000.00

Capital Guardian Trust

            514.69

Cardmember Services

         462.43

Derrick Childs

               60.00

Ethanol Products

            402.70

Graymont Capital Inc

      4,244.18

Hendrickson Electric

               22.13

Municipal Judges Assoc

              25.00

North Star After Prom

      2,000.00

North Star Robotics

          1,000.00

ND State Tax Commissioner

            545.45

Supermarket Foods

           61.91

TC Medical Center

5000.00

TC Record Herald

            237.60

TC Soil Conservation

         750.00

Verizon Wireless

330.35

Wilson's Body & Paint

            480.05

Workforce Safety Insurance

         250.00

FICA

          3,756.25

Salaries

       11,911.99

Banyon Data Systems

         795.00

Bruce Ford

          1,028.94

Cando Fire Dept

         2,600.00

Cando Home & Hardware

         101.43

Cando Lumber

             187.65

Capital Guardian Trust

            880.83

Hawkins

      2,436.11

Law Enforcement Center

             450.00

ND Rural Water Systems

            225.00

Northern Plains Electric

      7,352.10

Tesoro of Cando

             567.43

Waste Management

       16,156.51

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

2-2-2015

The Cando City Council met Feb 2, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Shock, Staus, Westlind and Wilson present.  Councilor Senger was absent

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7. General Committee

4.  Visitors and Delegations                                  8.  Bills

Minutes from the previous meeting were approved by Councilor Staus , seconded by Councilor Bjornstad .  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Concerned citizens addressed the council about the floodlights on a property that illuminates the neighborhood to the point that it is disturbing the residents of that area. Councilor Wilson and Chief Hillier both have had conversations with the property owner and are in the process of alleviating the problem. Councilor Wilson stated that he will follow up with the property owner.

Under old business, the Cando Inert Landfill Permit was discussed, the ND Department of Health sent a draft to the Mayor and Councilors for their review, a public notice will be published

There was no new business to discuss

Councilor Westlind had a question about the zoning on the west side of Hwy 281. Councilor Shock, who is on the zoning committee, said that he would check into it.

American General Life Ins

            879.00

ICOP

      4,520.00

Security Life Insurance

          1,173.84

AFLAC

            190.68

Bank of ND

         450.00

Cando Park Board

          8,779.74

Cardmember Services

              66.64

GCR Tire Center

      4,286.80

Jerry Ratzlaff

             950.00

Lane Pederson

         1,100.00

The Gage Team

           16.99

Verizon Wireless

             461.20

Salaries

       12,130.28

FICA

      3,679.53

Cando Home & Hardware

             255.47

Cando Lumber

              17.98

D& R Tire

         184.26

Graymont

4254.96

Hawkins

              80.00

Mark Brehm /D&M Electric

         983.00

Northern Plains Electric

7841.12

Vision Service Plans

         2,538.36

Workforce Safety Insurance

      2,401.23

Motion to pay the bills by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock ,  upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motioned passed

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motio

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

2-16-2015

The Cando City Council met Monday, February 16, 2105 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Shock, Senger, Staus, and Westlind present, Councilor Wilson was absent.

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus, to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee

4.  Visitors and Delegations                                8.  Bill              

Minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed, motion to approved by Councilor Shock , seconded by Councilor Senger   All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Under old Business; Property owner with the floodlights said that he has the lights up for protection. The council and the Chief of Police asked that other options be considered instead of the glaring lights, property owner was not willing to make a commitment as to when he would try another means. Councilor Wilson left word with the Mayor that he has scheduled a meeting with the property owner on Wednesday Feb 18th and if they can’t come to some kind of agreement, the city attorney will be consulted as to the next step to take in this matter.

Zoning W of Hwy 281 was again discussed. Councilor Shock stated that the setbacks after the highway right of way, are the same as the city property right of way, He will sit down with the property owners and go over the specifics.

No new business for discussion

Councilor Staus suggested that there be markers at the site where the water shut offs are located; Councilor Bjornstad suggested that more sanding be done.

US Postal Office

            175.80

A&W Standard

         115.41

Ameripride

               85.40

Prouty Remodeling

            255.00

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

         883.35

Doug Howard

               10.00

First State Bank

                7.00

GE Capital

      2,309.02

Grand Forks Utility

               52.00

Hawkins

         1,732.76

HE Eversons

         154.86

Jerry Ratzlaff

             200.00

Lane Pedersob

         1,100.00

D&M Electric

         613.84

Midland Excavating

          3,590.94

ND Telephone

            563.55

Share Corp

      1,353.10

Tesoro of Cando

450.01

Vining Oil

            806.75

Waste Management

    16,393.11

Motion to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, and seconded by councilor Staus, upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

 

3-02-2015

The Cando City Council met March 2, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, and Wilson present.  Councilors Shock and Westlind were absent

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

              

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

City Forester, Ross Myers was on hand to update the Council on upcoming projects; trees for the campground have been ordered, there will be a billing to come for an estimated 50% cost share of the planting. He also stated that there are 6-8 property owners that have been asked to remove trees from their properties that have not complied, Mayor Brehm suggested he bring in the list of property owners, and the City will send out letters. There are still a few trees on City properties that will need to be removed this spring by the City crew, Ross will be in touch with Nick as to which ones to take out. There is a tree that was damaged in an accident that may be able to be replaced through an insurance company, Councilor Wilson will be checking on it.

Officer Howard of the Cando Police stated that Chief Andy Hillier will be unavailable for the next week, and that any Police issues can be taken up with Officer Howard until the Chiefs returns.

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad to approve raffle permit # 2015-01 to the Cando Hockey Boosters, seconded by Councilor Senger. All Councilors voted aye and motion passed.

Councilor Staus made mention that The Cando Golf Course Board has made plans to do some remodeling at the Club House, and since it is a city property, wanted to make sure that the Council is aware of this, if there is any concerns. There were no concerns or questions at this time, basically gave them the go ahead to do what is planned. Councilor Staus also questioned ordinances about vehicles junk on personal properties, discussion followed.

Councilor Bjornstad made the suggestion that the Deputy City Auditor be authorized to sign checks at the First State Bank until the Auditor’s return. Discussion followed, and then Councilor Bjornstad made a motion for the Deputy Auditor, Annette Johnson to be an authorized signer, seconded my Councilor Staus, all voted aye and motion passed. (The authorized signers will be reviewed again in April, when Joni returns.)

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

       14,255.86

FICA

      4,349.77

Aflac

             190.68

Capital Guardian

         1,850.37

Cardmember Services

             9.66

Copy Cat Printing

             368.00

Gibbens Law Office

            350.00

Glenn Johnson

      1,260.35

Henri Miller, Jr

               75.50

Nick Brehm

              45.50

Ramkota Hotel

         356.00

US Post Office

             220.00

Verizon

            416.53

Salaries

    12,076.90

FICA

          3,636.01

Hawkins

              45.00

Jerry Ratzlaff

         200.00

Lane Pederson

1100.00

Northern Plains Electric

         7,501.52

Quill

         115.99

Wilsons Body & Paint

155.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

03-16-15

The Cando City Council met March 16, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present.

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Westlind, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Under General Committee, Councilor Senger reported that the Library has remodeled their Bathroom.

Councilor Bjornstad mentioned that dogs have been running loose and the police department is issuing tickets. . Officer Hillier reported that there was some vandalizing done at the City Landfill, and two people were cited for such.

The ND Dept of Health issued the City of Cando a Safe Drinking Water Act Certificate of Achievement. The Cando City Council commends its staff; Nick Brehm, Monty Miller, and Bruce Ford for a job well done.

The subject of the Landfill came up, and discussion was held as to the digging out of the new section and the pricing of the fence needed. Nick Brehm will get back to the Council at the next meeting with specifics.

 Councilor Westlind suggested that beginning April, the Council meeting times be switched to 8:00pm and everyone agreed. April 6th meeting will be at 8:00 pm

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor, seconded by Councilor; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

            175.80

Salaries

    12,337.08

FICA

          3,739.59

Ameripride

              85.40

Cando Farmers Grain

      1,584.00

Cando Home & Hardware

               39.46

Capital Guardian Trust

            875.93

Dale Fiedler

         500.00

GE Capital

          2,309.02

Grand Forks Utility Billing

              52.00

Graymont Capital Inc.

      3,681.75

Hawkins Inc

          2,124.89

HE Everson Co

                6.56

Houtcooper Implement

           19.99

Information Technology

               50.00

Killorian Trucking

       10,522.56

D&M Electric

           97.50

ND Telephone

564.04

Quill Corporation

              53.98

Sewer Equipment Co

         498.30

Tesoro of Cando

716.98

Vinig Oil & Gas

            422.94

Waste Management

    16,423.51

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

04-06-2015

The Cando City Council met April 6, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge   5.  Old Business     9.Bills                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee            

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

1st quarter fines were acknowledged.  Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering was available with the final plans for the closure and reopening of the Cando inert landfill.  Nick Brehm was on hand to go over prices on fencing.  Lynn Belle had been contacted to do the excavation work for the new part of the landfill.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to remove Deputy Auditor Johnson from the First State Bank authorized signer list in order to comply with internal control policies.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Building permit 2015-01 to Sigurd Bjornstad was acknowledged.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Westlind to wave the finance charges for TC Medical Center as a community good will gesture.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Street projects were discussed.  Auditor Morlock gave a financial report. 

Councilors Wilson suggested the City explore the possibility doing an addition south of town to provide lots for expansion.  Councilor Staus stated cold patch was needed by the post office.  Councilor Shock stated there was a planning and zoning meeting in DL he was planning on attending.  Councilor Westlind questioned the speed limit on Hwy 17 east of Cando.  An ordinance relating to junk and vehicles was discussed. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

4,914.85

Salaries

18,455.15

Cardmember Services

169.80

Aflac

286.02

Cando Area Food Pantry

1,000.00

Cando Arts Council

2,000.00

Cando Lumber

8.99

Capital Guardian Trust

1,788.76

Floral Depot

57.78

Henri Miller Jr

30.00

First State Bank-Net File Sec

7.00

ND State Tax Commissioner

965.29

Ross Myers

212.80

Towner County Med Center

5,000.00

Record Herald

97.82

Uffda Fund for Animals

3,000.00

Verizon Wireless

420.72

Ameripride

85.40

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

2,074.41

Cando Home & Hardware

111.86

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

HE Everson Co

3.06

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

L&L Machine

80.00

Lane Pederaon

1,100.00

ND Telephone Co.

571.03

Northern Plains Electric

7,336.86

Supermarket Foods

94.27

Tesoro d Cando

703.89

TC Record Herald

38.00

Vining Oil & Gas

307.60

Waste Management

16,382.99

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

04-20-2015

The Cando City Council met April 20, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present.   

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Carie Moore, Towner County Soil Conservation District, stated the campground planting was in the wellhead protection area and needed the Council’s approval before planting could begin.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the tree planting in the City wellhead protected area at the campground. All Councilor voted aye.  Motion carried.   

Greg Semenko, ND DOT was on hand to present a cost participation agreement for a sidewalk project along Highway 281.  The project cost was $22,000 with the City cost share at 10% or $2,000.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the sidewalk project. Upon roll call vote, all councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  The Council then questioned Semenko about a fairly good sized dip that had developed on Highway 281.  Semenko informed the council the area materials had not adapted to the surrounding moisture.  He speculated in time it should get better.  The speed limit east of Cando on Highway 17 was discussed with Semenko.  Semenko recommended the current speed limit be enforced.  Semenko stated any changes in speed limit should be requested in writing. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve a lease agreement with the Pioneer Foundation.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   

Kyle Myer, Moore Engineering, was on hand to discuss street projects and a new addition on the south end of town.  Myer stated there were no grant funds for street work, but there is grant money for utility work.  Moore Engineering presented a cost estimate to do a capital improvement plan.  Costs to review the utility system would be approx. $6,000.  Cost to review the street system was approx. $13,500.  GIS mapping was discussed.  Myer presented a rough draft of a new addition on the south side of town. 

The road to the dump ground was discussed.  Cando Township feels it is the City’s responsibility to maintain because of meetings that were held with a previous Mayor and Council.  The City Auditor could find nothing in the previous minutes to document the meeting.  Councilor Bjornstad volunteered to talk to the Township about the agreement. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad seconded by Councilor Wilson to obtain Equipment Breakdown coverage through the State Fire and Tornado.  The insurance covers all mechanical failure on furnace, air conditioning units and boilers for all City buildings.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Condemnation of a house on 3rd Avenue was discussed.  The owner will be given until June 1st to tear down the house himself, or the City will begin proceedings. 

A letter requesting a refund on a cemetery plot was discussed.  The council agreed they did not want to start a policy of refunding money for plots previously purchased.    

All Councilors had several requests on when the landfill would open.  Trees, metal and white goods are still acceptable, but no inert materials. Councilor Wilson stated the electric panel at the Lagoon needed to be finished.  Councilor Shock stated he had attended a planning and zoning meeting in Devils Lake.  The meeting cautioned him on giving out variances. The Councilors then discussed in further detail how to get the landfill open as soon as possible. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to pay bills.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.

Salaries

        9,760.61

FICA

      3,056.96

Capital Guardian

            513.12

Cardmember Services

           113.67

Dakota Implement

         192.87

Graymont capital

         3,631.98

Information Tech.

           150.00

Landscapes Unlimited

      2,377.65

Leading Edge Equip.

            234.85

ND Telephone

             22.50

Taser International

         162.71

Cando Home & Hdwre

            695.78

D & R Tire

           188.90

Hawkins

      2,932.47

Lane Pederson

         1,050.00

Lumber Plus

           123.20

Northern Plains Elect

      5,987.61

One Call Concepts

              20.90

Quill Corp

             30.56

Towner County Record.

           13.00

Waste Management

       15,822.84

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

05-04-2015

The Cando City Council met May 4, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Shock, Senger, Staus, Westlind and Wilson present.  Councilors Bjornstad was absent.

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Minutes from the previous meeting were approved by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Lynn Belle was on hand to go over the landfill plans with the Council.  Belle stated as a contractor he could not dig the landfill, but he would be willing to rent the machinery to the City to dig the new landfill.  The City Council agreed to this proposal and will begin digging soon. 

A letter from the Towner County Soil Conservation regarding the campground and school plantings was discussed.  Mayor Brehm would attend the next Soil Conservation meeting to discuss the issue with the Soil Conservation Board. 

The junk ordinance was discussed.  The ordinance was sent to the City Attorney’s office for further review.   

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to add Councilor Staus to the signature list on the First State Bank checking account to allow the deputy auditor another option for signers.  The deputy has had a difficult time locating 2 signers during certain times of the year.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.

Building permit # 2015-02 to Patrick Esterly was acknowledged.  Motion by Councilor Westlind, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve gaming permit #2015-02 to the Saskota-Bowl.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Senger stated the ruts in the cemetery had been fixed.  Councilor Wilson stated a new battery had been ordered for the Audi chair lift.  Councilor Wilson also requested the fence at the landfill be ordered as soon as possible.  Citizen Mike Farbo had made a request to lower the speed limit on Highway 17 east of town.  It was decided the Council would first ask the police department to step up enforcement in the area before requesting the speed limit be lowered.     

Motion to pay the bills was made by Councilor Shock seconded by Councilor Staus.  Upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

       13,295.57

FICA

      3,929.50

Capital Guardian

             870.35

ND Insurance Dept

              60.42

Neumann Drug

           13.51

Verizon Wireless

             422.43

Waste Management

            311.67

Aflac

         190.68

Cando Parkboard

          7,393.50

A&W Standard

         1,520.69

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

      1,250.00

Cando Home & Hardware

             767.36

Jerry Ratzlaff

            200.00

Lane Pederson

      1,100.00

Northern Plains Electric

6822.13

Quill

              70.14

Supermarket Foods

           15.10

Tesoro of Cando

707.85

Vining Oil & Gas

            118.67

Waste Management

    16,332.32

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

05-18-2015

The Cando City Council met, May 18, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present.  Councilor Senger was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                     5.  Old Business                                    9.  Bills                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report            

4.  Visitors and Delegations                     8.  General Committee              

Motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Mike Johnston, Cando Township, was on hand to discuss the road out to the dump ground.  The Township felt there was a previous agreement to share the cost of maintaining the road.  The City Auditor could not find an agreement in the minutes.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to split the cost of the summer blading from Hwy 281 to the dump ground. Councilor Bjornstad, Staus, Wilson, and Shock voted aye.  Councilor Westlind voted nay.  Motion passed. 

Tom Belzer and Jayson Knutson were on hand to request a variance to plant the trees on the west side of the football field closer to Belzer’s property.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock to allow the variance subject to Tom Belzer and  the Towner County Medical Center Board approval.  All Councilor voted aye.  Motion passed.

A letter from the Health Department regarding the landfill was reviewed.  The City Assessors meeting was set for May 28, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve gaming permit # 2015-03 to the Sons of Norway.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. Zoning permits #2015-03 to David Kvislen, #2015-04 to Randy Hunt and #2015-05 to Chuck Wilson were acknowledged.  A penalty for not applying for a zoning permit was discussed.    Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve doubling the fees of the zoning permits for persons not applying for a permit.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.

Councilor Wilson presented information on fencing.  The Council discussed purchasing a crack sealing machine.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson to order the materials to fence the lime pit.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  The GPS approach at the airport was brought up by Councilor Westlind.  Councilor Bjornstad stated the approach is scheduled for approval before June 25th.  Mayor Brehm stated he had attended the Towner County Soil Conservation meeting.  The TCSC Board feels there is a conflict with Ross Myers being the City Forrester and would prefer the City find a replacement.  Mayor Brehm thanked Myers for his service and appointed Tom Weippert the new City Forester.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

       11,845.90

FICA

      3,545.49

US Postal Service

             175.80

Ameripride

              92.31

Andrew Hillier

           87.50

Cando Bar & Grill

               32.00

Capital Guardian

            859.11

Derrick Childs

           60.00

Doug Howard

             574.00

Ferguson Waterworks

         2,152.42

GE Capital

      2,309.02

Gradn Forks Utility Billing

               52.00

Hawkins

         2,907.68

HE Eversons

         192.76

Information Technology

50.00

Law Enforcement Center

            330.00

D&M Electric

      1,476.78

ND Telephone Co

572.49

One Call

              15.95

Share Corp

      2,078.86

Swenson's Car Wash

40.00

Team Lab

            690.00

Tim Shea's Nursery

         450.00

First State  Bank

                 7.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

05-28-2015 special

The Cando City Council held a special meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. for the purpose of convening as the Tax Equalization Board for the City of Cando.  Present were Mayor Brehm and Councilors Wilson, Senger, Bjornstad, Staus and Shock.  Also present was City Assessor, Jerry Ratzloff.

Ratzloff gave the City Council a list of new construction.  New construction amounted to $377,600 and residential structure values were adjusted to increase by 7%  for a total of $1,915,100.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the 2015 assessments as provided by the City Assessor.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

 

06-01-2015

The Cando City Council met June 1, 2015 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, and Wilson present.  Councilor Westlind and Mayor Brehm were attending to a fire call. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the May 18, 2015 meeting and May 28, 2015 special meeting was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the first reading of a resolution to charge a fee for anyone not obtaining a zoning permit.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Zoning permits # 2015-06 to Chris Klier and #2015-08 to Kinley Paulson for demolition were acknowledged. 

Mayor Brehm entered the meeting. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve a Gaming Site Authorization for 2 locations in the City of Cando for the Egeland Senior Citizens.  All Councilors voted aye.  The charge for the permit would be $200.

Crack sealing and street repairs were discussed.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve a contract with Zimmerman Contracting for $9,999.45 for crack sealing and a contract with Johnson Construction & Asphalt for $36,745 for repairing 13th Street.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Wilson stated he had received a lot of complaints regarding the new rules and regulations at the cemetery.  The rules will be reviewed at the next meeting.  Trees located in front of American Bank were discussed.  The Council felt it was not the City’s responsibility to remove healthy trees.  Complaints were received about the street sweeper creating dust.

Councilor Westlind entered the meeting.

Councilor Wilson stated the lime pit fence would cost $5,000 -$6,000 with materials and labor.  Councilor Senger stated he had received rules regarding veteran grave markers from the County Veterans Service Officer.  Councilor Bjornstad had complaints about the potato smell. A letter would be written to Jordes.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

       13,237.73

FICA

      3,896.60

Salaries

             483.82

FICA

              74.04

AFLAC

         245.88

Annette Johnson

               45.00

Cando Lumber

55.42

Capital Guardian Trust

         863.56

Cardmember Services

             180.39

Dakota Implement

              71.66

Ethanol Products

      1,147.05

First State Insurance

             101.00

Gaylon Sieler

            200.00

Hendrickson Electric

         799.82

ND Telephone Co

               30.00

TC Record Herald

548.80

Vanguard Appraisals

         867.56

Verizon Wireless

             418.22

Brent Prouty

225.00

Cando Home & Hardware

         225.45

Hendrickson Electric

          2,448.16

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Lane Pederson

      1,100.00

Northern Plains Electric

          6,436.01

Quill Corporation

            110.99

Waste Management

    16,423.51

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

 

06-15-2015

The Cando City Council met, June 15, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Councilor Westlind stated he was interested in resigning from the City Council, but would stay on until a replacement was named.  Names will be presented and voted on at the next meeting.  Lisa Mosser with American Bank Center was on hand to discuss the trees in front of the Bank.  The Council asked if she would get estimates to remove the trees before making a decision to cost share. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson to rescind a motion from a previous meeting to not refund fees for a previously purchased cemetery lot because of a rule which was in place allowing for payment. All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve changes to the cemetery rules to allow for placements of flowers during holidays and special occasions for a longer time period.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded Councilor Staus to approve the first reading of ordinance 2015-01 to add a diagram to the fence ordinance.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Westlind to not renew the Durum House, LLC liquor license as the current establishment is not in operation.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve an off premise liquor license to the Cando Bar for the SasKota Bowl fund raising event at the Armory.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Zoning permits #2015-07 to Jason Svir, #2015-09 to Robin & Donavon Rieder, #2015-10 to Tom & Amy Nikolaisen, and #2015-12 to Mark Brehm were acknowledged.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson to contract with Drees, Riskey & Vallager, Ltd. for the 2013-2014 audit.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.

Councilor Senger had a complaint about the Dircks yard at 809 5th Ave.  The health department has inspected the residence several times. A letter would be sent requesting they clean up their yard.  Complaints were received from 13th Street residents about the mess the asphalt company had left.  The sweeper would  go over 13th street to clean up the mess.  Councilor Staus had question about grass clippings cost and several questions about garbage.  Councilor Shock had complaints about dust from the sweeper.  An acquired used Expedition was discussed.  The Council decided if they could fix it for less than $2500 they would do so and retain the vehicle.  There was discussion about dedicating a percent of the sales tax revenue to the hospital.

Motions to pay the bills was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Johnson Construction/Asphalt

       18,372.50

Salaries

    11,846.51

FICA

          3,545.73

Johnson Construction/Asphalt

       18,372.50

US Postal Service

         177.00

A&W Standard

             251.54

Ameripride

92.31

Butler Machinery Co

           88.13

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

             419.23

Capital Guardian Trust

            859.15

Clarke

         139.44

D&R Tire & Repair

             242.85

Derrick Childs

            180.00

Environmental Equipment

           92.35

Doug Howard

             175.00

Ferguson Waterworks

393.28

GE Capital

      2,309.02

Gibbens Law Office

             577.61

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

      1,572.13

HE Eversons

                 8.78

Houtcooper Implement

37.97

Information Technology

           50.00

Interstate Billing Service

          1,574.90

Jerry Ratzlaff

         2,383.00

Killoran Trucking

    11,085.16

Law Enforcement Center

140.00

ND Telephone Co

570.08

Neumann Rexall Drug

           27.30

Northern Plains Electric

               53.00

One Call Concepts

              25.85

Supermarket Foods

           75.13

Tesoro of Cando

             820.28

Univar

         2,000.00

Vining Oil

         291.15

Waste Management

313.56

Workforce Safety Ins

            135.44

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

07-06-2015

The Cando City Council met July 6, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Brian Murchie was on hand to inquire what the City wanted for 3 lots on 3rd Avenue.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to charge $750 plus $300 legal fees.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   JoAnn Rodenbiker, Executive Director of the TCEDC, was on hand to update the council on what was happening with the EDC.  Rodenbiker stated an $80,000 grant had just been received from USDA Rural Development to help with the revolving loan fund.  Several local businesses were assisted in 2014 including Cando Insurance, Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home, Towner County Abstract and Heartview Foundation.  Housing was a big concern going forward with economic development. 

Garbage was discussed. Laducer Sanitation was supposed to be at the meeting, but did not show up.  The City Auditor stated there was a lack of response and miscommunication with Waste Management.  A meeting with Waste Management would be arranged.  Lisa Mosser from American Bank was on hand with an estimate to remove trees. The Council discussed the issue at length and felt it was not appropriate to start removing trees for citizens.  The Council stated they would, however, pay for the handicapped accessible corner.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad to not help with the project.  Motion failed for lack of a second.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to wave landfill fees and put in an ADA accessible curb.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Several citizens were on hand to complain about the odor from Jorde Certified Seeds.  A letter from the Council to Jorde had no response.  The police were requested to issue a summons to court to Jorde. 

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the 2nd reading of Ordinance 2015-01 to add a diagram to the fence ordinance.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  The planning and zoning committee made a recommendation to allow a variance on zoning permit # 2015-15 to Chas Wilson to extend his project 20 inches toward the street.  Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the variance.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Zoning permits #2015-11 to Mike Farbo, #2015-13 to Michelle Heisler, #2015-14 to Kinley Paulsen, #2015-15 to Chas Wilson and #2015-16 to Doug Burkhart were acknowledged.   A new ordinance to get rid of junk and abandoned vehicles was discussed.  The Councilors would review the ordinance before the next meeting.  2nd quarter fines were acknowledged.  Tearing out sidewalks and the status of the landfill was discussed. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

16768.37

FICA

4425.48

Cando Farmers Market

2365.00

Cando Fire Department

1883.00

Cando Golf Club

1500.00

Cando Greenhouse

2762.95

Capital Guardian Trust

867.20

Cardmember Services

636.02

Doug Howard

150.00

Elaine Thrugstad

197.00

Ethanol Products

1077.26

Graymont Capital

4234.75

Hawkins Inc.

3269.47

Landscapes Unlimited

866.93

D&M Electric

60.00

ND Dept. of Health

30.00

North Star FCCLA

1000.00

Saskota Bowl

2000.00

Security Life Insurance Co

188.64

Swenson's Car Wash

10.00

Towner Co Medical Center

4000.00

TC Record Herald

252.00

Towner Co Recorder

13.00

USA Bluebook

386.98

Verizon Wireless

423.47

AFLAC

245.88

FICA

3662.22

Salaries

12240.63

A&W Standard

123.36

Ameripride Services

92.31

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

658.21

Cando Home & Hardware

180.52

Cando Lumber

468.03

D&R Repair

863.90

Dakota Implement

13.99

Derrick Childs

120.00

GE Capital

2309.02

HE Everson Co

137.55

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Lane Pederson

1100.00

Law Enforcement Center

140.00

ND Dept of Transportation

1676.27

ND State Tax Commissioner

764.22

Northern Plains Electric

6169.10

One Call Concepts

25.85

Pedersons Septic Service

100.00

Share Corp

1355.11

Supermarket Foods

17.78

Tesoro of Cando

1036.93

USA Bluebook

116.55

Vining Oil & Gas

410.60

Waste Management

16418.98

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

Deputy City Auditor

07-20-2015

The Cando City Council met, July 20, 2015 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, and Wilson present.  Mayor Brehm was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                   9.  Bills                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Minutes from the previous meeting were approved by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Garbage was discussed at length.  Several options were discussed including combining dumpsters in the downtown area.  Waste Management and Laducer Sanitation will be invited to the next meeting.  A letter from Jorde Certified Seed was acknowledged.  The new junk ordinances were discussed after the Councilors had a chance to review it. The ordinance and how it related to commercial and residential property was discussed.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Westlind to not approve ordinances as written but look at redoing or rewriting.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   A committee was set up consisting of Councilor Staus, Councilor Wilson and Chief Hillier to revise the ordinance.  A citizen was on hand to request the storm drain by the Methodist Church be lowered.  

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad seconded by Councilor Senger to add an option to the retirement section of the Employee hand book.  The option would be to contribute to a health savings account instead of a retirement account.   Zoning permits #2015-17 to Bob Gaffrey, #2015-18 to Dirk Pederson, #2015-19 to Doug Howard and #2015-20 to Sandi Kessler were acknowledged.  Auditor Morlock gave a financial report.  Street projects and special assessments were discussed. 

Councilor Wilson had a request to replace a curb stop with cement instead of asphalt.  Wilson stated the fence by the lime pits had been completed.  Wilson stated the State road department no longer was willing to give the City sand/salt.  Public works supervisor Nick Brehm stated Midland excavating would be coming on Thursday to fix the well and a storm sewer.   Truck parking was discussed.  Councilor Staus had a complaint on a Main Street sidewalk. Councilor Westlind stated the storm sewers in the ditches on the outskirts of town were filled with dirt and silt.  Trees along highway 17 need to be trimmed.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Westlind to send a letter to the state highway department to request a change to east and west speed limits. 

Motion to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus seconded by Councilor Westlind upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Post Office

177.00

Salaries

12476.72

FICA

3751.86

Business Forms and Systems

158.09

Capital Guardian Trust Co.

877.60

Cardmember Services

221.90

Ethanol Products, LLC

228.39

First State Bank of Cando

7.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins, Inc

1228.16

D&M Electric

39.90

Miller Gravel

297.00

ND Dept. of Transportation

881.82

ND Insurance Dept

3340.87

ND League of Cities

1240.00

ND Telephone Co

570.73

Security Life Insurance Co

194.64

Record Herald

338.80

Waste Management

312.24

TOTAL

 $ 26,394.72

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock


08-03-2015

The Cando City Council met August 3, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Mitch Laducer, Laducer Sanitation, was on hand to speak to the council about a garbage contract.  Laducer gathered information from the Council and will submit a contract bid before September 1st.  An ADA capital improvement plan was discussed.  The Mayor will contact Moore Engineering regarding the plan.  Zoning permits #2015-21 to Codi Vetter, #2015-22 to Dave Axtman and #2015-23 to Roger Scott were acknowledged. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson seconded by Councilor Senger to approve 2 (two) off-premise liquor licenses for Gordy’s Bar.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Mayor Brehm stated the school wanted some trees.  It was not known if the City owned the lots the trees were on.  If the City does own the lot, they would give the school every other tree to leave room for growth.  Councilor Senger had complaints about the totes left on the street.  Councilor Wilson questioned the process for rezoning.  Councilor Westlind questioned the City’s choice of engineering firm stating that Moore was not accomplishing anything toward pacifying the ADA.   Councilor Bjornstad stated he would invite KLJ to the next meeting.  Straw bales were discussed with the property owner.  The Council would like them cleaned up.  The property owner stated he would be using them for a garden next year.  Mayor Brehm stated Police Officer Doug Howard had resigned.  The police department and its budget were discussed.  Mowing grass was discussed.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to charge $150 per hour for mowing and cleanup with a minimum charge of $150.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Capital Guardian Trust

881.87

Dakota Implement

13.08

Hendrickson Electric

76.50

L&L Machine

225.46

Lake Chevrolet

313.67

ND Dept of Transportation

2422.72

Neameyer Body Shop

650.00

Towner County Recorder

13.00

T C Soil Conservation

843.85

Verizon Wireless

420.73

Aflac

245.88

Salaries

13975.38

FICA

3388.67

Bank of North Dakota

15412.50

Cando Home & Hardware

209.30

Cando Lumber

15514.04

Deplazes Redi-Mix

399.00

Derrick Childs

240.00

Hughes Lift Station Service

875.00

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Lane Pederson

1100.00

Mark Brehm

788.63

ND Dept of Transportation

696.78

ND Telephone Co.

30.00

Northern Plains Electric

5887.53

Team Lab Chemical

682.75

Tesoro of Cando

1071.96

Waste Management

16242.57

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

08-17-2015

The Cando City Council met August 17, 2015 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson present.  Mayor Brehm and Councilor Westlind were absent.   

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Councilor Westlind entered the meeting. 

Waste Management representative Paul Kalibabky was on hand with a proposal for an extension to the current garbage contract.    Kalibabky went over a new contract with a flat rate charge.  Communication issues with service and billing were discussed. 

Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering was on hand to go over a table included in the ADA Capital Improvement Plan.  Muscha would submit the plan to the Federal Highway Department.  Erik Gilbertson, KLJ Engineering, was on hand to speak to the Council about the firm.  Gilberston was a municipal engineer from Valley City.  Lynn Eaton and Paige Tompkins, Karvakko Engineering, were also on hand to speak to the Council about their firm.  Karvakko was a fairly new firm to North Dakota. 

Josh Fry and Darren Nelson were on hand to give the Council information on a building project they were requesting a renaissance zone tax exemption on.  Motion by Bjornstad, seconded Westlind to approve renaissance zone project application 7-CAN to Cando Lumber, LLC .  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Zoning Permits # 2015-24 to Doug Burkhart, #2015-25 to Chris Klier (demolish), #2015-26 to Chuck Wilson (demolish), #2015-28 to Cando Lumber, LLC, and #2015-29 to Frank Peyerl were acknowledged.  Demolition permits were discussed.  The ordinance concerning zoning permits discussed.  The ordinance would be revised to include demolition and removal. 

A preliminary budget was submitted to the Council by Auditor Morlock.  Morlock stated the Police Commission had met to discuss the current budget situation.  The City budget was unable to sustain 3 full time police officers.  Officer Howard had resigned.  The police department would either have to operate with 2 officers or a suggestion was made to combine with the County.  The police commission, after meeting with the County Sheriff, was in agreement the City police department should combine with the County.  Morlock had met with the City Attorney to discuss a contract.  The final budget will be approved at the next meeting. 

Long term garage sales were discussed.  The Council felt there should be a limit on how long a garage sale should last.  Due to the Labor Day Holiday, the next meeting was set for August 31, 2015.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Westlind; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Cando Park Board

6715.21

US Post Office

177.88

Salaries

12648.55

A&W Standard

181.52

Ameripride

135.01

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

217.40

Capital Guardian Trust

722.73

Choice Financial

102.25

D&R Tire and Repair

29.10

Deplazes Redi Mix

199.50

Doug Howard

150.00

Ethanol Products

465.62

GE Capital

2309.02

Gibbens Law Office

384.00

Glenn A Johnson d/b//a

139.15

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

4034.38

HE Eversons Co

253.60

Law Enforcement Center

50.00

Mid-Land Excavating

8295.49

Miller Gravel

297.00

ND Telephone Co

574.42

One Call Concepts

14.30

Railroad Management

321.56

Supermarket Foods

13.05

Team Laboratory

689.00

TC Highway Dept

40.00

Towner County Recorder

13.00

Vining Oil and Gas

120.01

Workforce Safety

35.06

First State Bank

7.00

FICA

3803.04

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock, City Auditor

08-31-2015

The Cando City Council met August 31, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Staus, Wilson, and Shock were present.  Councilors Bjornstad, Senger and Westlind were absent. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Waste Management’s Paul Kalibabky was again on hand to further explain his proposal.  Kalibabky stated he had worked with Deputy Auditor Annette Johnson to come up with a more accurate billing list.  Kalibabky also presented a 5 year contract. 

Councilor Westlind entered the meeting. 

Proposals for garbage contracts from Waste Management and Laducer Sanitation Inc. were reviewed and discussed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to accept a 5 year contract with Waste Management.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye. Motion passed.   

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the first reading of Ordinance No. 2015-02 which adds a requirement for a permit for demolition and removal of buildings.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve a gaming permit application to the North Star School.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Zoning permits #2015-17 to Ron Anfinson (Demolition), #2015-30 to Kevin Pankow and #2015-31 to David Dunham were acknowledged.  An invoice for a zoning permit to Frank Peyerl was discussed.  Peyerl felt there should be an agriculture exemption for the fee.  The City offers no exemption and there have been several owners and businesses which have previously paid the zoning fees. 

Jamie Halverson and Kevin Pankow were appointed to the Community Development Board.

The combination of the City Police Department with the Towner County Sheriff’s department was discussed.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the Court Service Contract.  All councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the Police Service Contract.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to compensate Chief Hillier an $8,000 severance package to accommodate the cut in pay he would be receiving with the County contract.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the final budget.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

An alley behind Sunrise Apts. was discussed.  A member of the Sunrise board will be invited to the next meeting to discuss what could be done to deter traffic.   Approval was given for a color run.  Councilor Wilson stated the main line of the Railroad on Main Street would be repaired starting September 15th.  Councilor Staus suggested requesting the railroad fix all the lines through town.  The condition of the pavilion was discussed.    

The City Council reviewed the CIP provided by Moore Engineering and had no final changes or questions. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Cardmember Services

323.05

Derrick Childs

150.00

Graymont Capital

4297.21

Hughes Lift Station Service

1393.02

Quill Corporation

151.87

Security Life Insurance

170.31

TC Record Herald

101.60

Verizon Wireless

420.73

Salaries

10532.19

FICA

3129.23

Aflac

320.58

Capital Guardian

1442.18

Choice Financial

204.50

Cando Lumber

525.67

Dakota Implement

173.10

Ferguson WaterWorks

474.62

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Lane Pederson

1200.00

North Star School

6.00

Northern Plains Electric

5803.46

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

Minutes of the Cando City Council

The Cando City Council met September 21, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson and Westlind present.  Councilor Shock was absent.

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                   9.  Bills                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Statement       

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Councilor Westlind seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the second reading of Ordinance No. 2015-2 regarding adding the requirement of acquiring a demolition permit to the zoning permit.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the garbage contract with Waste Management.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  The contract will start January 1, 2016 and extend for 5 years.

Zoning permits #2015-32 to Scott Fuglesten, #2015-33 to Kevin Blake, #2015-34 to Jay Nicholas, #2015-35 to Alan Howard, #2015-36 to Kullen Essen, #2015-37 to Alex Puppe, #2015-38 to Kerry Moore, and #2015-39 to Ridgeline Property Mgmt. were acknowledged.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve Gaming Permit #2015-05 to the TC Medical Center Auxiliary. All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve an off premise liquor license to the Cando Bar.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve a 3% raise for City employees for the year 2016.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Auditor Morlock gave a financial report stating fund balances were remaining somewhat stable.    

The City Forester position was discussed.  Councilor Senger asked about the caution light on 4th Ave.  The City will remove the light and replace it with something on the side of the street.  Senger also had complaints about water quality.  Councilor Wilson discussed getting a part time person for the landfill and raising the rates.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to raise the landfill rates to $15 for white goods, $15 for a minimum fee, $25 for a pickup, $50 for a single axle and $100 for a tandem axel.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Shock entered the meeting. 

The alley behind sunrise was discussed.  Fees for zoning permits were discussed.  The City Assessor will be asked about the fees.  Councilor Wilson brought a letter to the attention of the City Council regarding complaints about the Audi Building.  Bruce Ford stated he would remove all his personal belongings in the next 2 days.  Councilor Bjornstad brought up the subject of the removal of sidewalks.  Councilor Staus stated he had a lot of positive feedback about the combination of the City Police and County Sheriff’s office. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

177.00

Salaries

10288.71

FICA

3042.48

Ameripride

92.31

Andy Hillier

150.00

Cando Farmers Grain

1005.92

Cando Home & Hardware

184.29

Capital Guardian

636.60

Cardmember Services

985.44

Choice Financial

102.25

D&R Tire & Repair

18.00

Deplazes Redi Mix

299.25

Derrick Childs

240.00

Drees, Risky & Vallager

10950.00

GE Capital

2309.02

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

35.00

HE Eversons

67.41

Hughes Lift Station

920.00

Killoran Trucking

8912.36

Miller Gravel

1188.00

ND Telephone Co

564.01

First State Bank

7.00

Office of the State Auditor

165.00

Pederson Septic Service

200.00

Quill

$66.58

Scott Construction

800.00

Security Life Insurance

97.32

Super Market Foods

11.12

Tesoro of Cando

921.12

TC Highway Department

80.00

TC Record Herald

325.60

US Bank

129353.75

Vinig Oil

439.38

Waste Management

16083.30

Workforce Safety

35.06

Mayor Brehm then thanked Judge Robert Timms for his 48 years of service to the City of Cando.  Judge Timms gave some interesting facts to the Council about his term. Timms stated there had been 10 Mayors, 35-40 police officers, over 1,000 nights of court and over 5,000 cases heard during his years of service.  Timms remembered his second case was a  waterfowl violation and estimated that over the years he had brought in over $200,000 of fine revenue.    

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motio

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

Minutes of the Cando City Council

The Cando City Council met October 5, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Kevin Walford, Butler Machinery, was on hand to present information on upgrading the City 1983 road maintainer to a 2004 model with 6500 hours on it. The Council wanted time to think about it, and will make a decision at the next meeting.   

Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering, was on hand to update the Council on the ADA capital improvement projects plan.  Muscha also presented forms from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund for signing. 

The City Forester position was discussed.  Joel Campbell was discussed as a possibility. 

Reopening the inert landfill for a couple of weeks this fall was discussed.  The landfill will open from 2-4 p.m. on Monday thru Thursday for 2 weeks starting October 12th

Motion by Council Senger, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve an off premise liquor license to Dave Dennis.

A request from a business on Main Street prompted a motion.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded Councilor Shock to install handicapped ramps and signs on the north 2 corners of 5th Street and 5thAvenue.  Upon roll call vote, all councilors voted aye. 

Councilor Senger stated a larger sign had been requested at the campground.  Councilor Wilson presented a letter from the Arts Council offering to manage the Audi building and theatre.  The Arts Council will be invited to the next meeting to discuss the issue.  Councilor Staus stated the initial meeting with the Sheriff’s Advisory Board went well. 

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to pay the bills. Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.    

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor, seconded by Councilor; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

19838.16

Salaries

5785.06

FICA

6588.39

FICA

2701.06

Aflac

197.64

Cando Arts Council

1200.00

Cando Community Library

1739.00

Cando Golf Club

3000.00

Capital Guardian

1556.60

Choice Financial

102.25

Joyce Campbell

2866.73

ND State Tax Commissioner

1002.93

Uffda Fund for Animals

4000.00

Verizon Wireless

338.90

Pedersons Septic Service

200.00

Waste Management

305.94

A&W Standard

173.99

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

829.48

Cando Home & Hardware

122.30

Cando Lumber

116.49

D&R Tire

458.85

Dakota Implement

269.99

Gibbens Law Ofice

455.00

Hawkins

2003.44

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Michael Todd & Co

$464.25

Northern Plains Electric

5715.65

One Call Concepts

7.70

Super Market Foods

115.79

Swenson's Car Wash

10.00

Tesoro of Cando

605.48

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

Vining Oil

262.46

Waste Management

16013.92

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

Deputy City Auditor

Minutes of the Cando City Council

The Cando City Council met October 19, 2015 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Staus, Wilson and Westlind.  Mayor Brehm and Councilor Senger were absent. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Westlind to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                    9.  Bills                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Financial Report

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Purchasing a new road maintainer was discussed.  The Council did not think it was feasible at this time.  The issue was tabled for now. 

The Arts Council was on hand to discuss the possibility of managing the Audi building and theater.  The issue was discussed at length between the City Council, members of the Arts Council and Bruce and Janice Ford.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Westlind to turn the management of the Audi Building over to the Arts Council for 1 year to take effect November 1, 2015.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.  3rd quarter fines in the amount of $1,176 were acknowledged.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

177.00

Salaries

7591.75

FICA

2344.12

Ameripride Services

92.31

Bruce Ford

14.00

Cando Township

67.00

Capital Guardian Trust

431.92

Choice Financial

102.25

Ethanol Products

720.16

GE Capital

2309.02

Gibbens Law Office

218.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Graymont Capital Inc.

4023.47

HE Everson Company

678.72

Hughes Lift Station

4338.21

Information Technology

50.00

Joyce Campbell D/B/A

12466.53

ND Telephone Co

572.75

Nick Brehm

44.00

One Call Concept, Inc

7.70

Quill Corporation

57.98

Radisson Hotel

160.20

Ramkota Hotel

182.00

Robert Timms

224.00

Security Life Insurance

145.98

Share Corp

$2,260.12

TC Record Herald

238.80

First State Bank of Cando

7.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

11-02-2015

The Cando City Council met November 2, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Shock and Westlind present.  Councilors Wilson and Staus were absent. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Westlind, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Bruce and Janice Ford were on hand to respectfully ask to be dismissed of their duties as Audi Theater management.  The Fords stated they had dedicated 12+ years and had made many improvements to the theater.  The Fords stated they would do anything necessary to help with the transition.  Mayor Brehm and the City Council thanked the Fords for their dedication and service to the community.

A letter from the NDDOT was acknowledged.  Joel Campbell was on hand to state he was interested in the Forester position. 

Mayor Brehm stated there was an issue with the wells.  2 new pumps and motors have been ordered. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2532.29

Ramkota Hotel

182.00

Salaries

8517.01

Cardmember Services

55.65

Aflac

142.44

Andrew Hillier

150.00

Banyon Data Systems

1749.00

Cando Lumber

706.55

Cando Park Board

6206.59

Capital Guardian

406.73

Choice Financial

102.25

Ferguson Waterworks

551.87

Glenn A Johnson

1135.00

Interstate Billing Service

506.38

ND Water & Pollution

350.00

North Country Heating

315.00

Verizon Wireless

370.31

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

11-16-2015

The Cando City Council met November 16, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present.   

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Westlind to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                          5.  Old Business                                   9.  Bills                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                     6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Statement       

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Joel Campbell was appointed the new City Forester.  The Arts Council requested the City pay 1/2 of the utilities for the Audi Building instead of 1/3.  The City Council decided to keep it the same at 2/3 Arts Council and 1/3 City as the use of the building had not changed.

Zoning Permits # 2015-40 to Edith Armey, #2015-41 to Nick Brehm, #2015-42 to Rod & Jamie Halverson and #2015-43 to Chuck Wilson were acknowledged. 

Motion by Councilor Shock seconded by Councilor Wilson to appoint Pat Esterley to the Shade Tree Committee.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Auditor Morlock gave a financial report. 

Councilor Wilson stated he had a met with the Arts Council and they updated him on progress of the new management.  Wilson stated the overhead garage door in the Audi garage needed to be replaced.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Westlind to replace the overhead door for $1978.54.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  A sewer issue on 1st Street was discussed.  Councilor Shock explained a planning and zoning issue involving Belzer property to the rest of the Council.  The recommendation of the zoning committee was to do nothing at this time.  Sheriff Kuchar was on hand to answer questions.  Mayor Brehm stated a decision was made to not close any platted alleys behind Sunrise Apartment but Sunrise could close access to the alley on their property if they chose. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2265.60

Salaries

7315.99

US Post Office

175.82

Ameripride

94.49

Cando Home & Hardware

141.85

Capital Guardian

420.54

Choice Financial

102.25

D&R Tire

23.00

Derrick Childs

135.00

GE Capital

2309.02

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins Inc

692.90

HE Eversons

55.50

Hendrickson Electric

65.00

L&L Machine

562.50

D&M Electric

226.00

ND League of Cities

120.00

ND Telephone Co

569.09

NorthrnPlains Electric

5627.08

One Call Concepts

7.70

Security Life Ins

121.65

Super Market Foods

12.97

Swenson's Car Wash

40.00

Tesoro of Cando

238.04

Vining Oil & Gas

402.78

Waste Management

16664.47

Zimmerman Contract

10134.72

First State Bank

7.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

12-07-2015

The Cando City Council met December 7, 2015 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present.   

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to allow the Cando Bar to be open until 2:00 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve Renaissance Zone project 8-CAN to Glenn Johnson.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Zoning Permit #2015-44 to Chuck Wilson was acknowledged. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2509.99

Salaries

8385.66

Cardmember Services

55.68

A&W Standard

55.32

AFLAC

142.44

Cando Farmers Grain

801.00

Capital Guardian Trust

417.12

Choice Financial

102.25

Ethanol Products

315.95

Ferguson Waterworks

547.55

ND Telephone

30.00

TC Record Herald

372.70

Salaries

9044.63

FICA

2267.79

Ameripride

96.51

Cando Home & Hardware

9.99

Capital Guardian Trust

420.98

Choice Financial

102.25

Copy Cat Printing

368.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

2617.53

HE Everson Co.

56.05

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Killoran Trucking

11789.82

ND Telephone

499.56

ND Water Users Assoc

300.00

Northern Plains Elec

6000.32

One Call Concepts

5.50

SuperMarket Foods

22.23

Tesoro of Cando

198.15

Towner County Auditor/Treas

11253.00

US Bank

425.00

Verizon Wireless

361.84

Vining Oil & Gas

166.05

Wilsons Body & Piant

217.63

Workforce Safety/Ins

250.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

12-21-2015

The Cando City Council met December 21, 2015 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus and Wilson present.  Mayor Brehm and Councilor Westlind were absent. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                   9.  Bills                                                                                 

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Trevor Tompkins, Nursing Home Administrator, was on hand to visit with the City Council about priority snow removal for the Home.  The Council stated the Nursing Home was on the emergency route.  Street Supervisor Nick Brehm stated that during the last snow they had problems with the street maintainer so they were a little slow in getting to the home.  Brehm stated they would keep the route as clean as possible. 

Judge Timms was on hand to request that he gets paid by the City through his term.  Bruce Ford was on hand to ask the Council rotate holidays for water plant duty. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to allow Gordy’s to stay open until 2:00 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.  All Commissioners voted aye.  Motion passed.  A meeting with the Northeast Regional Water District was discussed.  NERW wanted the City Council to write a letter to the State Water Commissioner requesting they take care of the City’s water plant debt if we were included in a regional plan.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to write the letter to the Water Commission. Upon roll call vote, all voted aye.  Motion passed.   A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to grant a ½ day holiday on Christmas Eve to City Employees.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Bjornstad stated there was an accident with City Airport equipment that the City would not be liable for.  Councilor Staus updated the Council on the Sheriff’s advisory board.  Councilor Wilson stated the City had an employee with health issues.  The City would try to find someone part time to fill in for the winter.  Councilor Wilson stated the Bobcat skid steer was out of warranty.  Wilson stated for $3,500 we could trade in ours for a 2016 model with full warranty.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to trade in the Bobcat.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Councilor Senger stated the boiler at the Library needed repairs. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

175.80

Salaries

13081.35

FICA

3375.45

First State Bank

7.00

Butler Machinery

1030.38

Cando Dairy Queen

131.84

Capital Guardian

460.55

Cardmember Services

14.16

Choice Financial

102.25

Glenn's Plumbing & Heating

287.35

Graymont Capital

3380.45

Hendrickson Electric

26.75

LTP Enterprises

25599.50

L&L Machine

164.76

D&M Electric

183.58

ND Dept of Health

760.37

Pederson's Septic Service

100.00

Security Life Co

58.60

TC Record Herald

182.40

Towner County Recorder

15.00

USA Bluebook

55.55

Waste Management

16087.39

Total

65280.48

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

01-04-2016

The Cando City Council met January 4, 2016 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson and Westlind present.  Mayor Brehm was absent.    

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                   9.  Bills                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Mayor Brehm entered the meeting.  An employee who had asked for a leave of absence was discussed.

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve a Sunday opening for the Cando Bar.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Westlind to approve the transfers as recommended by the City Auditor.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the amendments to the 2015 budget as recommended by the City Auditor.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Senger stated the Library Committee was considering making a move, possibly to the Armory.  Senger asked about the employee health insurance policy.  Councilor Wilson stated there had been a few complaints about snow on the first snow.  Wilson stated the grader went down which caused a delay and the second snow went much better.    Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve Ron Tschepen to be appointed to the Airport Board.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.    Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson to contract with Lane Pederson to mow the Cemetery for $11,000.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

103.28

Salaries

623.36

AFLAC

142.44

B&J Excavating

1200.00

Prouty Remodeling

1978.54

Bursinger Drilling

934.00

Butler Machinery

5962.82

Cando Arts Council

2980.00

Cando Library

1490.00

Cando Fire Dept

1890.00

N/Star After Prom Party

3350.00

North Star Robotics

2230.00

ND State Tax Commissioner

450.25

Towner Co Medical Center

3720.00

TC Soil Conservation

300.00

FICA

2329.09

Salaries

7553.48

Cando Home/Hardwe

69.84

Capital Guardian

384.12

Choice Financial

104.89

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

ND Rural Water Assn

225.00

Norther Plains Electric

6465.67

Security Life Ins

139.30

Super Market Foods

7.29

Tesoro of Cando

152.03

T/C Auditor

11253.00

Verizon

262.24

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni M. Morlock

City Auditor

1-18-2016

The Cando City Council met, January 18, 2016 with Councilor Gary Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, and Westlind present.  Mayor Brehm was absent.

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills              

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

 Under New Business, Renaissance Zone application for Sig Bjornstad was reviewed. Motion by Councilor Westlind, seconded by Councilor Wilson, to approve Renaissance Zone application #9-CAN to Sig Bjornstad. Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye. Motion passed.

Chuck Wilson asked the Council what the City owned lots in the Pete Bjornstad addition would sell for. After some discussion, it was decided to have the Building Inspector stake out said lots, and Councilors will look at the area and discuss it at the next meeting.

There was discussion as to parked vehicles on the streets that have obviously been there for the past 2 snow storms. Street department was instructed to be in contact with the Sheriff’s department to ticket said vehicles. The garbage containers being left on the street were also mentioned. There will be a notice put in the paper, and then letters sent to those that do not get their garbage containers off the street within the 24 hours of pickup.

Councilor Staus checked on the availability of a liquor license in the City.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

176.41

Salaries

9366.57

FICA

2717.30

A&W Standard

411.77

Ameripride

148.46

Banyon Data

795.00

Bobcat of Grand Forks

3500.00

Cando Farmers Grain

1077.48

Capital Guardian

402.02

Choice Financial

104.89

Ethanol Products

534.71

Grand Forks Utility

52.00

HE Eversons

280.12

Houtcooper Implement

19.68

Lane Pederson

1222.23

ND Water & Pollution Conf

20.00

Net File Secure

7.00

Neumann Drug

59.73

ND Telephone Co

498.81

Share Corp

810.68

TC Record Herald

147.20

Vining Oil & Gas

774.71

Waste Management

15803.97

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

02-01-2016

The Cando City Council met Feb 1, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present.  Councilor Staus was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bill            

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Under old business, the lots in the Pete Bjornstad addition were discussed. Shock made a motion to set the price @ $2500 per lot, Westlind seconded the motion. All Councilors voted aye and motion passed.

Under new business; an On and off sale liquor license application was submitted by Todd States. After reviewing the application, Councilor Bjornstad made a motion to approve, Councilor Senger seconded the motion.  All Councilors voted aye and motion passed.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Westlind, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Cardmember Services

59.22

Derrick Childs

60.00

Gibbens Law Office

120.00

Hendrickson Electric

131.55

D&M Electric

883.00

North Country Htg

207.00

The Gage Team

16.99

Salaries

7332.88

FICA

2248.80

Bank of ND

225.00

Capital Guardian Trust

378.58

Choice Financial

104.89

City of Devils Lake

3532.50

GE Capital

12497.33

Jerry Ratzlaf

200.00

Lane Pederson

1222.23

D&M Electric

1489.42

Northern Plains

7391.47

Security Life Insurance

80.70

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

Verizon Wireless

282.08

Workforce Safety & Ins

4769.18

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion. The next meeting will be on Tuesday Feb 16th due to the Presidents Day Holiday

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

2-16-2016

The Cando City Council met, Tuesday February 16, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. Councilor Bjornstad was absent.

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson, to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills             

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Paige Sullivan, President of the Cando Community Library Board was present and stated that the Library was having problems with building repair at the current location, and asked the council if there was still an option to combine with the Pioneer Museum at the City Hall. After lengthy discussion, Councilor Senger, the Council representative and Paige Sullivan, President of the Library Board will contact the Pioneer Foundation and discuss options.

 Garbage rates were reviewed. The new Contract with Waste Management took effect on January 2016. A motion by Staus, seconded by Shock to increase the garbage rates as follows: Family $26 Extra tote $11 and the Base Rate for Commercial $30.  All Councilors voted Aye and motion carried. There will be a review of all Commercial accounts in April upon return of the Auditor.

Motion by Councilor Staus and seconded by Councilor Senger to approve Gaming Permit Application # 2016-01 for the Hockey Boosters. All Councilors voted Aye. Motion carried

An email from Moore Engineering regarding an educational presentation on maintenance and preservation of asphalt streets was received. The Council agreed that the City Crew and Council members should attend this presentation. Councilor Wilson will contact Moore Engineering and confirm date and time.

Trees in the alleyways were discussed. Propane drivers are having problems getting in & out. City crew will get information regarding what property owners need to be contacted to trim their trees.

Individuals are interested in purchasing a lot that is a small Park area. The Cando Park Board will meet on this issue keep the City Council informed.

There was a fire hydrant damaged, individual at fault will submit billing to their insurance for the repair. The City Auditor’s office is waiting for information from Public Works on this matter.

Councilor Westlind asked the Council if it would be in compliance with the Ordinance on signage if he had a billboard sign moved from one property to another due to a lease issue with the sign co. The Council agreed that it would not be against the Ordinance. He also brought up Employee Health Insurance coverage. The City employees are invited to come to the next City Council meeting for discussion.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

174.93

Salaries

7441.33

FICA

2359.74

Aflac

142.44

Ameripride

96.51

Belle Trucking

53,575.00

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

2278.38

Cando Home & Hardware

118.74

Capital Guardian

390.92

Choice Financial

104.89

First State Bank

7.00

Grand Forks Utility

52.00

Graymont

4248.21

Hawkins

1792.68

HE Eversons

197.56

Houtcooper Implement

42.99

Joel Campbell

228.13

ND Telephone

497.60

NDWater&Polution Control

40.00

Security Life Insurance

120.60

Super Market Foods

23.54

Ramada Plaza Suites

297.00

Tesoro of Cando

111.13

TC Record Herald

234.40

Vining Oil & Gas

328.23

Waste Management

16,000.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditer

3-7-2016

The Cando City Council met March 7, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills            

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

New Business; City owned lot by the park. Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to sell the lot for $5000.00 with a stipulation that a house be built or have a building permit in place within a 12 month period. All councilors voted aye and motion carried

Under General Committee, Councilor Senger stated that the Library Board is still considering a different location for the library, but nothing has been decided yet.

Councilor Shock reminded the Council that the next City Council meeting will be at 8:00pm due to Daylight saving time starting.

Councilor Bjornstad suggested that the Public Works Committee consisting of Councilors Westlind, Wilson and Shock, get together with the City Employees and discuss the Health Insurance situation, and bring a recommendation to the Council, and everyone was in agreement of this. Councilor Bjornstad also mentioned that there were some large cracks in the pavement in Evergreen Lane cul-de-sac, and asked the Street Dept to check into it.  Bruce Ford was on hand at the meeting and said he would take care of it.

Councilor Westlind brought up to the City Council that the Fire Hall needed lights, and asked if the City would help pay for them, since it is a City owned building. Motion by Councilor Staus and seconded by Councilor Wilson to pay the bill for the lights when submitted.  Upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Brad Muscha of Moore Engineering was present to discuss the deteriorating street and sewer problems within various areas of the city. He said he would get a proposal together for the next meeting as to what can be done and at what cost.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Cardmember Services

59.22

Holiday Inn

356.00

ND League of Cities

30.00

Verizon

7.78

Cando Airport Authority

585.00

Salaries

9915.92

FICA

2974.26

Aflac

213.66

Ameripride

96.51

Cando Farmers Grain

924.50

Cando Home & Hardware

59.45

Capital Guardian

448.39

Choice Financial

104.89

Ethanol Products

210.00

First State Insurance

15088.00

Gibbens Law Office

343.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

854.59

HE Eversons

74.06

Hendrickson Electric

34.40

Henri Miller Jr

28.00

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Killoran Trucking

10103.52

Lane Pederson

1222.23

Northern Plains Electric

7141.61

Nick Brehm

48.00

ND Telephone

503.39

Security Life Insurance

192.10

Share Corp

1138.62

Super Market Foods

17.54

Tesoro of Cando

206.92

 Towner County Auditor

11253.00

Vining

288.69

Waste Management

16000.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

 Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

March 21,2016

The Cando City Council met March 21, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bil             

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Under Old Business, the Cando Park Board sent a letter conveying their recommendation of not in favor of selling the Park lot located in Pete Bjornstad addition in East Cando. After discussion, Councilor Bjornstad made a motion keep this area as a Park and not to sell it to interested party. Councilor Shock seconded the motion. All Councilors voted aye. Motion carried

Moore Engineering representative handed out proposals on costs relating to a Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project. The Council will take this under consideration and go over options with the City Auditor upon her return

Under General Committee, Councilor Wilson brought up the hours at the Landfill, asking the council to think about how this should be handled. A Fire hydrant that was damaged on Elevator road will be replaced in the next week by the City Crew. Mayor Brehm instructed the Public Works supervisor to prepare a billing of parts and labor for insurance processing. Councilor Bjornstad reported that the Hanger Project at the Airport is almost completed just some final details yet to be finished

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed

US Postal Services

174.05

Salaries

8046.38

FICA

2582.89

First State Bank

7.00

Annette Johnson

226.50

Capital Guardian Trust

449.28

Choice Financial

104.89

Ferguson Waterworks

3606.02

Gibbens Law Office

343.00

Hendrickson Electric

5695.00

Jerry Ratzlaf

1035.00

D&M Electric

1311.66

Municipal Judges Assoc.

25.00

ND Rural Water Systems

450.00

Nick Brehm

342.68

Ramkota Hotel

160.20

Team Laboratory

1375.00

TC Record Herald

186.40

Vision Service Plan

1329.23

Verizon Wireless

112.24

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by moti

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

04-04-2016

The Cando City Council met April 4, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Singer.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Representatives of the Pioneer Museum and the Library were on hand to discuss the option of the moving the Library to the City Hall.  A discussion was held and a motion was made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Senger to allow the Library to relocate to City Hall.  All commissioners voted aye.  Motion passed. 

KLJ Engineering was on hand to go over their fees for a Street and Sewer Improvement project.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to concur with the ND Department of Transportation for the City’s estimated responsibility of $4,825.25 on project NH-3-281-(126)189. All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to certify old projects on highway’s 17 & 281 to the ND Department of Transportation. All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.    

Building permits # 2016-01 to Ashley Krall, #2016-02 to Corey Hagler and # 2016-03 to Butch Korb were acknowledged. 

Councilor Wilson stated help was needed at the landfill.  Councilor Shock stated there was someone interested in putting a restaurant in a residential area that is zoned commercial. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

12445.62

FICA

3135.77

Salaries

554.10

FICA

91.80

Cando Arts Council

2000.00

Cando Baseball

3000.00

Cando Fire Dept

300.00

Cando Lumber

91.20

Derrick Childs

90.00

Guardian

3326.95

Heartview Foundation

1000.00

NorthStar After Prom

1200.00

ND Dept of Transportation

48.42

ND Dept of Transportation

1624.34

Saskota Bowl

2000.00

Record Herald

38.00

TC Soil Conservation

350.00

Capital Guardian

391.28

Choice Financial

104.89

Hendrickson Electric

511.18

State Tax Commission

543.97

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

1208.95

Cando Home & Hardware

136.52

Graymont

4323.91

Hawkins

5827.36

Jerry Ratzlaff

200

Lane Pederson

1222.23

D&M Electric

1128.64

Tesoro of Cando

148.61

TNEMEC Co

343.14

US Bank

28853.75

Waste Management

16000.00

Security Life Ins

167.90

Northern Plains Elec

6374.44

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

04-18-2016

The Cando City Council met April 18, 2016 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, and Westlind present.  Mayor Brehm was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                   9.  Bills                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee         

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

City Forester Joel Campbell was on hand and stated he had applied for a grant to plant 8 trees next summer.  Campbell also stated there was a City tree that needs to be removed from a berm in front of Mike Farbo’s house.  Campbell recommended the City crew remove the tree.  Precedence stated the owner would have to remove the tree at his own expense.  Removing stumps were discussed. The City would remove the stumps because the trees had been removed by the City.  Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Westlind to put in a handicapped ramp at the corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.

Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering, was on hand to recap and answer questions about street and sewer improvements.  Motion by Councilor Westlind, seconded by Councilor Staus to accept the proposal from Moore Engineering to solicit contractors to clean and televise sewer system and report the findings to the Council.  Upon roll call vote, Councilors Westlind, Wilson, Staus and Senger voted aye.  Councilor Bjornstad voted nay.  Motion passed. 

Motion by Councilor Staus by Councilor Bjornstad to meet in the basement of the Audi when the Library moves into City Hall.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Hours at the landfill were discussed.  The landfill will open on Saturday, April 23rd.  The Council gave the authority to the public works committee to decide how to operate the landfill.

The community garden committee had inquired about having a section with a hay bale garden.  The request was denied. 
A letter would be issued to a current resident using bales to have them removed. 

A reconnect fee for turning on water and reconnecting water meters was discussed.   Starting November 1, 2016 there will be a reconnect charge of $25 for anyone wanting water turned on.   A message notifying people of this charge will be put on the water bill in September and October. 

A Financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

7445.78

FICA

2352.75

US Postal Service

168.10

US Postal Service

215.00

AFLAC

142.44

Ameripride

96.51

Capital Guardian

420.38

Choice Financial

104.89

Ethanol Products

566.46

First State Bank

7.00

Grand Forks Utility

52.00

T C Auditor/Treasurer

11253.00

Hawkins, Inc

2074.62

HE Everson Co

311.94

Hendrickson Electric

322.57

Job Service of ND

71.46

L&L Machine

235.00

ND Telephone

501.74

One Call Concepts

6.00

TC Record Herald

206.40

Vining Oil & Gas

117.06

TC Economic Development

3259.06

JP Cooke & Co

53.75

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

05-02-2016

The Cando City Council met May 2, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Staus, Wilson, and Shock present. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering, was on hand to present the City Council with maps and a proposal to accept quotes at the May 16, 2016 Council meeting for cleaning and televising approximately 36,000 lineal feet of the existing sanitary sewer system. 

The City Council adjourned and convened as the Board of Equalization for the City of Cando.  Tax Director Jerry Ratzlaff gave the City a report on recommended changes for 2016.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the recommended changes.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Zoning Permits #2016-04 to Larry Larson, #2016-05 to Josh & Lisa Mosser, #2016-06 to Scott Nyhagen, #2016-07 to Cameron Beck, #2016-08 to Marge Dahle, and #2016-09 to David Kvislen were acknowledged. 

Councilor Wilson stated the public works committee had met with the public works employees regarding overtime, and also stated they had a water main break, and the motor had been replaced on the lime silo.  Councilor Staus stated he had complaints on a car obstructing a corner. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

9521.30

FICA

2844.91

Cando Lumber

13.24

Capital Guardian

461.46

Cardmember Services

124.87

Derrick Childs

180.00

Fire Equipment Co

258.15

Quill Co

285.64

Verizon Wireless

287.06

Choice Financial

104.89

Aflac

142.44

Bruce Ford

333.50

Cando Parkboard

4802.51

Hawkins

275.46

Henri H. Miller Jr

333.50

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Lane Pederson

1222.23

Ramkota Hotel

320.40

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

Security Life Insurance

192.10

Northern Plains Electric

6263.15

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

05-16-2016

The Cando City Council met May 16, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Wilson, and Shock present.  Councilor Westlind was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                   9.  Bills                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Financial Report

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson to accept the only bid for tree stump removal from Larry Sivertson for $274.  Upon roll call vote all Councilors voted aye. Motion passed.   

Mayor Brehm stated the bids for the sewer camera project would be re-bid and brought to the June 6th meeting.  The spacing of manholes was discussed.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock to add Annette Johnson as a signor on the First State Bank checking account.  The Council stipulated the 2 signatures required on the checks could not be the Auditor and the Deputy Auditor and that at least 1 Council member must sign all checks.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock and repairs at the Campground were discussed. 

Councilor Shock stated the Soil Conservation had a tractor the City could use for $13 per hour.  The purchase of a ranger for spraying was discussed.

Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Howard was on hand to give the City Council an update on incidents.  There has been a high volume of activity and Sheriff Kuchar requested the public contact his office if you see anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

7317.48

FICA

2337.06

US Postal Service

1167.81

Ameripride

96.51

Cando Farmers Grain

553.00

Cando Home & Hardw

136.55

Capital Guardian

422.31

Choice Financial

104.89

Deplazes Redi Mix

2400.00

First State Bank

7.00

Glenn's Plumbing & Heating

796.38

GF Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

5959.70

HE Everson Co

156.41

Hendrickson Electric

291.75

Henri Miller Jr.

84.89

Neumann Drug

9.99

ND Telephone

501.09

One Call Concept

12.00

Quill Corp

88.96

SuperMarket Foods

54.55

Tesoro

158.74

Univar

2000.00

TC Recorder

13.00

Vining Oil & Gas

170.54

Waste Management

16104.01

Mid-Land Excavating

776.44

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

06-06-2016

The Cando City Council met June 6, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Staus, Shock and Westlind present.  Councilor Wilson was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Derrick Childs gave some estimates on campground bathroom improvements.  Childs recommended gutting the building and starting over.  Estimated costs were $9,000-$10,000 per bathroom.  To do only the shower area would cost about $7,200.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Senger to contract with Derrick Childs to completely redo the campground bathrooms for an estimated cost of $20,000.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

An equalized commercial garbage rate schedule was presented to the City Council.  Commercial garbage rates had not been assessed in many years.  There were several inconsistencies throughout the fee schedule with some business paying too much and some not paying enough.  A fair schedule was arrived at using a $30 base rate and $15.60 per yard rate.  The total income derived from this plan is the same, but the payment of the fees is spread more equally.  Motion by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the garbage rates as presented. All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Letters would be sent to businesses with large adjustments to their garbage rate.   

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to approved 2 site permits for the Egeland Senior Citizens.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Zoning permits 2016-11 to Bruce Garber, 2016-12 to Sharon Johnson, 2016-13 to Greg & Connie Urness, 2016-14 to K&E Meats, 2016-15 to Derek Johnson and 2016-16 to Nathan Johnson were acknowledged. 

A house on 4th Avenue was discussed. 

Brad Mushca, Moore Engineering, was on hand to present bids for sewer cleaning & televising.  Bids ranged from $57,471-71,335.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock to accept the low bid from Hydro-Klean, LLC.  Upon roll call vote, all voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Senger update the Council on the Library move.  Mosquito spraying was discussed. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

9514.27

FICA

2930.53

Houtcooper Implement

8400.00

Salaries

7377.16

FICA

2360.76

Aflac

142.44

Ameripride

96.51

Cando Farmers Grain

377.69

Cando Home & Hardware

89.23

Capital Guardian

878.26

Cardmember Services

89.81

Choice Financial

209.78

Dakota Implement

443.00

Derrick Childs

180.00

Gibbens Law Office

100.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Graymont

4287.95

HE Eversons

244.33

Henri Miller Jr

137.16

Houtcooper Implement

10500.00

Jerry Ratzlaff

3029.00

Killoran Trucking

9548.68

Lane Pederson

1222.23

Larry Sivertson

274.00

Moore Engineering

3800.00

ND Telephone Co.

499.02

Northern Plains Electric

5689.34

One Call Concepts

21.55

Share Corp

1354.96

Super Market Foods

59.19

Towner Co Auditor

11253.00

Record Herald

240.80

Security Life Insurance

192.10

Towne Co Recorder

13.00

Verizon Wireless

122.69

Vining Oil & Gas

251.10

Waste Management

16315.60

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

06-20-2016

The Cando City Council met June 20, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Staus, Wilson, Shock and Westlind present.  Councilor Senger was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                   9.  Bills                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Lynn Eaton, an engineer with Karvakko, was on hand to explain asset management to the City Council.  Eaton explained that the system would tabulate age, condition and replacement cost for the entire City infrastructure system. 

Bob Timms was on hand to request the curb and storm sewer be fixed in front of the Methodist Church.  Timms also stated he felt there was a lot of junk throughout the City that needs to be dealt with.  Mosquito spraying was discussed.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve Duane Holien for a window repair at City Hall.  Upon roll call vote, all voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Staus to approve 2(two) off premise liquor licenses to the Cando Bar.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   Zoning permits #2016-10 to James Griffith for demolition, #2016-17 to Mylon Ness and #2016-18 to Brett and Jerrika Tarmo were acknowledged.  A question arose about putting a storage container on a residential lot.  The issue was referred to the planning and zoning committee. 

A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.  Bringing asphalt shingles to the landfill was discussed.  The state currently will not allow the landfill to accept asphalt shingles.  A letter recognizing the City as a Tree City was acknowledged.  The old projector and equipment at the Audi was discussed.  The Arts Council would like it cleared out of the balcony.  The City Council stated it could be disposed of. 

Councilor Wilson stated there was a water main break at the water plant involving the Langdon Rural Water line.  Councilor Shock stated there should be a sign by the baseball field to slow traffic.  Councilor Bjornstad questioned when the alleys would be worked on.  The Street department stated they would get to the alleys as soon as it dries up.  Mayor Brehm stated he and Councilor Wilson had attended a meeting with the NE Water System involving a long term plan for rural water. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 due to the holiday on the 4th. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Staus, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

168.66

ND Dept of Transport

5.00

Salaries

13612.93

FICA

3553.85

Capital Guardian

442.55

Choice Financial

104.89

Ethanol Products

921.90

First State Bank

7.00

First State Insurance

29.00

Hendrickson Electric

130.00

Holly Wilson D/B/A

875.60

Midland Excavating

1512.50

Quill

95.99

Standard Insurance Co

52.80

TC Record Herald

161.60

Verizon Wireless

108.34

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

07-05-2016

The Cando City Council met July 5, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Newly elected Councilors Duane Holien and Jeremy Olson were sworn in by Judge Timms.  A reorganization meeting was held.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad seconded by Councilor Wilson to nominate Councilor Shock as President.  Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Olson to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Councilor Shock.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Wilson seconded by Councilor Shock to nominate Councilor Senger as Vice President.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Committee appointments were made by Mayor Brehm. 

Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering, was on hand to update the Council on a sanitary sewer cleaning & televising project.  The project was awarded to the low bidder, Hydro-Klean, and the approximate cost will be $71,871.  Work will begin around the 1st of August.  A preliminary engineering report was discussed using the information from the televising project to assess the condition of the streets and sewer system and prioritize recommended improvements. 

Councilor Shock stated the planning and zoning had met concerning an accessory use building.  After conferring with the City Attorney, it was determined that any accessory use building would require a variance in an R-1 zoned area.  Zoning permits #2016-19 to Mark Brehm, #2016-20 to Brett Thomas, #2016-21 to Johnson Foundation Seed, #2016-22 to Melanie Haugen, #2016-23 to Annette Johnson, #2016-24 to Skycan and #2016-25 to Derrick Childs were acknowledged. 

Councilor Senger stated the Library would be moving into City Hall the end of July.  The City Council will be moving their meetings to the basement of the Audi Theater.  Councilor Holien stated that he felt the City should have a policy regarding projects and hiring contractors in which the Council should determine what needed to be done and bids would be obtained.   Holien also stated there was lime coming out of the silo at the water plant. Holien felt it should be fixed.  Councilor Bjornstad questioned the purchase of the side by side.  Bjornstad felt the issue should have come back to the Council for a motion.  

Sealed bids for furniture at City Hall were opened.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Olson to accept the high bids on the furniture.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Aflac

142.44

Cando Arts Council

1825.00

Cando Farmers Market

2000.00

Cardmember Service

1015.40

First State Bank

7.00

Job Service of ND

62.12

ND State Tax Commissioner

490.99

North Star FCCLA

1500.00

Salaries

8220.08

FICA

2614.53

Cando Farmers Grain&Oil

1134.81

Cando Home & Hardware

79.69

Capital Guardian Trust Co

450.52

Choice Financial

104.89

Dakota Implement

93.85

Derrick Childs

240.00

Ferguson Waterworks

850.00

Gaffaneys of Minot

99.23

Graymont Capital Inc.

4322.01

Hendrickson Electric

127.27

Houtcooper Implement

4.29

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Lane Pederson

1222.23

ND Department of Health

15.00

ND Telephone Co

533.50

Northern Plains Electric

5680.36

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

Vining Oil & Gas

481.76

Waste Management

16316.59

Security Life

139.30

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

07-19-2016

The Cando City Council met July 19, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                   9.  Bills                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The potato smell in town was discussed.  Sheriff Kuchar would go talk to the potato farmer.  A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.

Digging a channel in the street by the Methodist Church for a temporary fix was discussed.  Public works supervisor Nick Brehm stated they had replaced all the socks on the water plant silo to alleviate the dust. Councilor Wilson had received a complaint on alley trees and dump ground fees.  A fee for bringing shingles to the landfill was discussed.  Motion by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to raise the rates to double the normal fees for shingles hauled to the inert landfill.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Councilor Holien stated the trench behind the nursing home needs to be cleaned out.  Holien also stated the cattails along 281 were prohibiting the flow of water.  Councilor Shock had a request for a speed limit sign coming into town from the golf course road. Councilor Olson had a complaint on the alley behind Cando Insurance as well as truck traffic on 13th Street.  Olson also had questions about the sidewalks.  Fixing the water shut offs was discussed.   

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

First State Bank

7.00

US Postal Service

       167.81

Salaries

7336.13

FICA

2317.71

A&W Standard

         10.00

Ameripride

141.07

Capital Guardian Trust

409.92

Choice Financial

104.89

D&S Design and Const

10000.00

D&S Design and Const

175.00

Ferguson Waterworks

773.07

Glenn's Plumbing & Htg

190.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

315.08

HE Eversons Co

194.86

Hendrickson Electric

142.74

Michael Todd & Co.

184.59

Neumann Rexall Drug

2.19

One Call Concept

23.65

Ritterman Trucking

169.00

Share Corp

988.76

Susag Sand & Gravel

118.00

To Co Record Herald

362.40

USA Bluebook

56.23

Verizon Wireless

107.06

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

08-01-2016

The Cando City Council met August 1, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Holien.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Kari Hunt, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, was on hand to address the City Council and employees about Health Insurance.  The City of Cando is a small group employer not subject to any laws regarding health care.  Employees each reported on how they felt about the current policy and what they hoped for.  There were varying degrees of opinions.  The employees would meet on Wednesday morning and vote on the issue. 

Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering, stated the cleaning and televising would start tomorrow. 

Councilor Bjornstad stated he felt there should be an ordinance which would help eliminate the potato smell in town.  The issue would be turned over to the City Attorney.  The shutoff at Tesoro was discussed.  The bill would be waived and a shutoff will be installed.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Olson to approve an Off Premise Liquor License to State Side for the street dance.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.    Zoning Permits # 2016-28 to Dawn Stein and #2016-29 to Nick Brehm were acknowledged.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve gaming permit # 2016-02 to the American Legion Post #79.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to add Jeremy Olson and remove Chad Staus as a signer on the First State Bank checking account.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Senger brought forth a complaint of rodents.  Councilor Wilson stated they had done some work at the Methodist Church to try to alleviate some of the drainage issues.   Councilor Wilson asked about rezoning at the trailer park and the issue was referred to the planning and zoning committee.  Councilor Holien stated he had complaints on mosquito spraying.  Councilor Olson stated that the League of Cities would like as many people as possible to attend the fall Conference.  Councilor Bjornstad had a complaint on a vehicle blocking the view at an intersection.    

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Olson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Duane Holien

295.00

Gibbens Law

343.00

Hendrickson Electric

106.30

Jeremy Olson

233.50

Mark Brehm

310.00

Univar

159.06

Standard Insurance

52.80

Salaries

9592.80

FICA

2465.90

Bank of ND

15187.50

Cando Home & Hardware

       214.09

Cando Park Board

4358.36

Capital Guardian

440.88

Cardmember Services

         59.97

Choice Financial

104.89

Derrick Childs

180.00

Michael Todd & Co

223.55

ND League of Cities

1240.00

Northern Plains Elec

5660.76

Security Life

139.30

Aflac

142.44

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

08-15-2016

The Cando City Council met August 15, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Olson, Senger, Wilson and Holien present.  Councilor Bjornstad and Shock were absent. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                   9.  Bills                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Olson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Campground supplies and road signs were discussed.  Auditor Morlock gave a financial report.  The finance committee would meet Thursday at noon to discuss the new budget in detail. 

Councilor Senger had complaints of dogs barking all night.  The Council discussed complaints regarding the sewer cleaning.  Councilor Holien questioned when the clear wells were last cleaned.  The alley behind First State Bank was discussed.  Councilor Shock entered the meeting.  Shock stated the zoning committee would have to meet to discuss a variance regarding a storage container. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Holien, seconded by Councilor Olson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Lane Pederson

1222.23

US Post Office

166.97

Salaries

7759.07

FICA

2485.77

First State Bank

122.55

First State Bank

7.00

A&W Standard

15.00

Ameripride Services

96.51

Cando Farmers Grain

731.95

Capital Guardian Trust

443.87

Choice Financial

       104.89

Days Inn Bismarck

72.95

Grand Forks Utility billing

52.00

Graymont

    4,409.06

Hawkins

1504.12

HE Everson Co

65.84

Holly Wilson D/B/A

824.00

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

D&M Electric

30.00

ND Insurance Dept

3443.79

ND Telephone Co

500.34

One Call Concepts

6.00

Pederson Septic Service

100.00

Railroad Management

353.72

Riteway business forms

158.25

Team Laboratory

747.75

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

TC Record Herald

269.40

Univar

800.00

Waste Management

16000.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

09-06-2016

The Cando City Council met September 6, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson, Shock and Holien present.  Councilor Senger was absent.

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

JoAnn Rodenbiker, TC Economic Development was on hand to update the Council on the previous year’s activities.  Rodenbiker stated the EDC had received an $80,000 grant from USDA Rural Development to help with the revolving loan program.  Bektrom Foods also utilized an ag products utilization grant which was administered by the TCEDC. Future projects include helping Bektrom Foods secure funding for a new short goods pasta line and try to address the elderly housing needs.   

 Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Holein to approve the 1st reading of Ordinance No. 2016-01 regarding the dumping of potatoes and grains within the City jurisdiction.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the application for partial payment from Hydro-Klean.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Zoning permit #2016-31 to Jeremy Olson for demolition was acknowledged.  Names for new Community Development board members were presented for vote. Those selected included Vanessa Weber, Sally Hunt and RJ Miller.    

The preliminary budget was presented.  Salary increases were presented and discussed.  Councilors agreed on a 4% raise for all public works employees and a considerable raise for the deputy auditor as she prepares to take over the auditor position.  Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the raises.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  The budget was discussed.  The budget as presented by the City Auditor includes a 9.51% tax increase as state aid money was decreased by 26% causing a major shortfall in the budget.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Olson to approve the preliminary budget.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  A public meeting will be held on September 19th at 8:00 p.m. to discuss the increase. 

Councilor Wilson stated the Arts Council would be hosting a color run and fall festival.  Councilor Shock state he had received complaints of a fertilizer spreader parked on 3rd ave. Who owned and rented the land by the airport was discussed.  Councilor Bjornstad would look into the issue. 

Sheriff Kuchar introduced new deputy, Randy Colton to the Council and invited the Council to ride with him. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2345.91

Salaries

7339.74

AFLAC

213.66

Capital Guardian Trust

424.09

Choice Financial

104.89

Ethanol Products

991.02

L&L Machine

102.35

Ritterman Trucking LLC

1183.00

Share Corp

988.17

Standard Insurance Co

52.80

Susag Sand & Gravel

       826.00

Verizon Wireless

108.40

Ameripride

96.51

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

       242.52

Cando Home & Hardware

154.87

CardMember Services

40.22

D&R Tire and Repair

15.29

Derrick Childs

30.00

Jerry Ratzlaf

200.00

Lane Pederson

1222.16

Northern Plains Electric

5786.77

One Call Concepts

17.00

Pederson Septic Service

200.00

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

Univar

1200.00

Waste Management

16316.17

Security Life

139.30

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

09-19-2016

The Cando City Council met September 19, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson and Holien present.  Councilor Shock was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                    9.  Bills                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report            

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

A public meeting was held to go over the budget.  Auditor Morlock explained to the public the reason for raising the taxes.  Taxes were being raised in order to make up for the loss of State Aide funding.  Morlock stated a 9.51 percent tax increase would cause a $48 tax increase on a property valued at $100,000.  Citizens were on hand with questions about the budget.  Citizens also had questions about the new sewer project. 

Gordy Johnson, North East Water District, was on hand to discuss a project that would bring rural water to the area.  The City of Cando is considering switching to rural water instead of making water.  Before a contract could be entered into, the City would have to agree by a simple majority 50% vote. Engineers from AE2 presented a map and preliminary numbers for the cost of the project. 

A discussion was held about the clean out of the sewer line from the City to the lagoon.  Motion by Councilor Holien, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to have Glen Johnson look for manholes by the pasta plant before we dig new ones.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Holien, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to give Hydro-Klean an extension on the cleaning and televising project of October 31st.   All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motion by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the 2nd reading of Ordinance No. 2016-01 which prohibits the dumping of potato and grain products within ½ mile of the City.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.

Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Olson to approve gaming permit # 2016-03 to the North Star Public School.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Zoning permit # 2016-32 to Richard Wager and 2016-34 to Chuck Wilson were acknowledged. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the final budget.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Councilor Bjornstad asked the public works employees to turn in reports of what they were doing every day. The issue was discussed.   Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Olson to make the reporting mandatory.  All Councilors voted aye. Motion passed.  Councilor Holien brought up some issues including a water meter by the City garden, and water shut offs and manholes sticking up. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2189.56

Salaries

7016.65

US Postal Service

169.23

Capital Guardian Trust

383.23

Choice Financial

104.89

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

2841.95

HE Eversons

22.42

Hydro Klean-LLC

20150.34

Killoran Truckig

9928.92

D&M Electric

       362.76

ND Dept of Transportation

3258.33

ND Telephone Co

648.45

Northern Plains Electric

    2,733.35

Pedersons Portable Toilets

50.00

TC Record Herald

497.60

TC Recorder

13.00

Verizon Wireless

111.44

First State Bank of Cando

7.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

10-03-2016

The Cando City Council met October 3, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee         

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson seconded by Councilor Olson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Geoffrey Slick, AE2s Engineer, gave the council and visitors a slide show about the Northeast Regional water project.  The project uses the City of Devils Lake water supply, which has a great raw and finished water quality.  The City of Cando is interested in tying into the project.  The City of Cando has approximately 1.7 million dollars in debt on the current water plant which would have to be delt with.  Arne Berg, State Water Commission member was on hand to address the Council regarding getting the issue of the current debt to the State Water Commission to see if there was any way they could help.  If the City decides to go with the rural water option, the issue must be brought to a vote of the people.   Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock to go forward with the project by drafting an ordinance to hold a special election.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Brad Mushca, Moore Engineering, was on hand to provide an update on the sewer televising project.  Motion by Councilor Holien, seconded by Councilor Wilson to spend an additional $2,024 to clean and televise additional sewer pipeline located near the pasta plant.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to pay Hydro-Klean a requested 2nd payment amount of $12,855.58.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Olson to approve  a variance on zoning permit 2016-33 to Gary Timms.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve gaming permit #2016-04 to the TC Medical Center Auxiliary.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Zoning Permit #2016-35 to Brian Murchie was acknowledged. 

Auditor Morlock stated the Arts Council had contacted her regarding cleaning up after the City Council meetings.  It was decided to take $10 off their utility bill for each meeting to offset the cost of cleaning.  Councilor Wilson stated the public works documentation required of the employees was to be done during working hours. Councilor Shock stated he disagreed with the motion at the last meeting to require employees to record their activities.   A discussion was held about a motion made at the last meeting by a family member in which one of the Councilors should have abstained from seconding a motion and voting.  Signage out to golf course was discussed.  Councilor Olson stated he would like to see all issues handled at the Council table instead of people talking about issues outside of the Council meetings.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

3123.64

Salaries

12054.75

Aflac

142.44

Cando Area Food Pantry

5000.00

Cando Arts Council

4000.00

Cando Community Library

1200.00

Capital Guardian Trust

418.31

Cardmember Services

145.13

Choice Financial

104.89

Derrick Childs

90.00

Gerrells Sports Center

         36.96

Job Service of ND

52.95

Landscapes Unlimited

289.00

ND State Tax Commissioner

       544.33

The Standard Insurance Co

52.80

To Co Soil Conservation

250.00

Uffda Fund for Animals

2000.00

Bruce Ford

342.52

Cando Home & Hardware

63.39

Cool Beans

53.50

Copy Cat Printing

368.00

Decorated Wearables

90.00

Ferguson Waterworks

1373.04

Grand Forks Fire&Equip

61.28

Graymont Capital

4263.35

Jayne Scott

         16.87

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Moore Engineering

4495.00

Supermarket Foods

79.44

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

US Bank

123853.75

Vining Oil & Gas

1166.15

First State Bank

7.00

Security Life Insurance

139.30

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

10-17-2016

The Cando City Council met October 17, 2016 with President Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson and Holien present.  Mayor Brehm and Councilor Senger were absent. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                   9.  Bills                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report             

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  General Committee

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Olson to approve the 1st reading of ordinance No. 2016-02 to contract with Northeast Regional Water.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Dates were set for November 14th for a public meeting to discuss the ordinance and December 6th for the election to try to obtain a simple majority of the public to approve the ordinance.

The rental of City equipment was discussed.  A discussion was held regarding a miscommunication concerning trying to find manholes by the pasta plant.  The rental of the pavilion was discussed.  A bill for sewer repair was discussed.  The Council agreed the bill should be forwarded to the owners of the property as the work was done on the owner’s portion of the service.

A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.  The Library fund was discussed and a recommendation was made the Library apply for sales tax funds to help with the year end deficit. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Olson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2403.59

Salaries

7569.93

US Post Office

169.23

A&W Standard

20.00

Ameripride

96.51

Cando Farmers Grain

433.87

Capital Guardian Trust

422.17

Choice Financial

104.89

D&S Design

10000.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins Inc

       586.75

HE Everson Co

343.16

Houtcooper Implement

233.66

Hydro Klean-LLC

  12,855.58

Mid-Land Excavating

7719.20

ND Telephone Co

498.21

Neumann Rexall Drug

3.69

Northern Plains Electric

5342.00

One Call Concepts

8.00

Pedersons Septic Service

300.00

Share Corp

1171.21

TC Highway Dept

225.00

TC Record Herald

347.80

Waste Management

16315.60

The Council acknowledged a Water Fluoridation Quality Award that was presented to the public works department.

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

11-07-2016

The Cando City Council met November 7, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

City Forester Joel Campbell stated the ND Urban and Forestry Association had met in Cando.  Approximately 20 people from around the state attended.  Campbell thanked the City for its hospitality.  Campbell also reported on a tree east of the Hockey Arena which needed to be removed. 

Citizens were on hand to complain about a bill received for sewer repair.  The Council stated the repairs were on the section of line between their home and the sewer main so they would be responsible for the charges. 

Brad Muscha, Moore Engineering was on hand to state he had reviewed the video from the sewer televising project and would present recommendations at the next meeting.  Muscha stated the final construction for cleaning and televising came in about $4,000 under the contract price.  Motion by Shock, seconded by Olson to pay the final bill request to Hydro Clean. Upon roll call vote,  all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   Mayor Brehm stated there was a 300 foot section of sewer pipe south of the pasta plant that Hydro Clean could not get through at all.  It would need to be replaced this year. Estimates were to be obtained and a special meeting would be held if necessary.   

The NE Regional Water project was again discussed.  December 6, 2016 is the date for voters to approve or not approve the Ordinance to contract with the water project.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the ballot for the election.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the 2nd reading of Ordinance No. 2016-02 to contract with NE Regional Water for the purchase of water.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.   

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve gaming permit #2016-05 to TC Medical Center.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

During general committee street signs were discussed.  The signs need to be painted.  Picking up old flowers in the cemetery was discussed.  A building permit issued to Nick Brehm was discussed. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2241.76

Salaries

7145.08

Cardmember Service

56.82

Salaries

7650.92

FICA

2437.45

Advanced Business Method

74.00

Aflac

142.44

Ameripride

100.57

Banyon Data Systems

1749.00

Bruce Ford

113.30

Butler Mach Co

    2,584.71

Cando Farmers Grain

1082.41

Cando Home & Hardware

357.09

Cando Park Board

    4,953.22

Capital Guardian

394.59

Choice Financial

104.89

First State Insurance

17.00

HE Eversons

263.63

Holdiay Inn

360.00

Hughes Lift Station Service

830.00

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Leading Edge Equipment

374.96

Miller Gravel

95.00

Moore Engineering

5625.00

ND Community Foundation

12000.00

ND Telephone Co.

       526.04

Once Call Concepts

10.00

Pederson's Portable Toilets

         600.00

Pederson's Septic Service

       300.00

Quill Corporation

84.98

Radisson Hotel

           81.90

Standard Insurance Co

         52.80

SuperMarket Foods

32.75

Towner County Auditor

    11,448.73

USA Bluebook

       109.13

Verizon Wireless

120.63

Vining Oil

         224.63

Waste Management

  16,635.16

Security Life Insurance

139.30

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

11-21-2016

The Cando City Council met November 21, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Arne Berg, State Water Commissioner, was on hand to update the City Council on Water Commission financing. Berg stated the Water Commission was not so interested in helping with the old debt, but was on board for helping with the new water project as much as possible.  Berg was hoping a proposal would be finalized by the December meeting.  

Moore Engineering was on hand and gave a report on the sewer and televising property. Moore stated there were some problem areas with the sewer system, but that it was generally in fairly good condition.   Moore recommended the water and storm sewers be assessed before making any decisions.  The cost to assess the water, storm sewers and streets for an overall recommendation was approximately $50,000. 

The Arts Council had written to the City Council concerning some movie posters.  The City Council felt it was not their decision to make and referred the issue back to the Arts Council.

Motion by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to nominate Gary Shock to the North Central Planning Board.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

The upcoming election was discussed.  Councilor Holien stated there was some black water in town.  Holien suggested they should flush the hydrants twice a year.  The Community garden was discussed.  It is not being taken care of properly. 

The additional assessment of the water, storm sewers and streets was again discussed.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Olson to proceed with the additional assessment.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Holien, seconded by Councilor Olson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

167.81

Salaries

9608.32

FICA

2469.6

Aflac

142.44

Capital Guardian Trust

870.83

Cardmember Service

173.82

Choice Financial

209.78

First State Bank

7.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

2258.99

Towner Co Record Herald

107.20

Hydro-Klean LLC

20319.39

Job Service of ND

13.02

ND Rural Water Systems

       230.00

Northern Plains Electric

5899.00

North Country Heating

117.50

Susag Sand & Gravel

       118.00

Quill Corp

16.97

Ritterman Trucking

169.00

Standard Insurance Co

52.80

Towner Co Highway Dept

45.00

USA Bluebook

120.09

Verizon Wireless

161.48

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

12-12-2016

The Cando City Council met December 12, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Bills

               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Replacing a sewer line south of the pasta plant was discussed.  An estimate was received from Mid-land Excavating for $18,850.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to hire Mid-Land Excavating to replace the 300 foot section.  Upon roll call vote, all voted aye.  Motion passed.    Motion by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Holien to approve an automatic renewing police contract.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

The judge’s salary was discussed.  Councilor Bjornstad will talk to him.  Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Holien to table the issue.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

The resignation of a public works employee was discussed.  Part time temporary help would be obtained for now.  Blocking in the police car with snow was discussed.  When to sand the streets was discussed.  Getting someone tested for spraying over the winter was brought up so that in the spring someone would be ready. 

Mayor Brehm reported on the State Water Commission meeting.  The total project cost to get the water pipeline to Cando and hooked up was 2.1 million dollars.  The State Water Commission will pay 80% of the cost which leaves the City of Cando owing $418,000 of which they will finance for 2%.    Options are still available for refinancing the old debt at a lower rate.  

Motion by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Wilson to give City employees ½ day off for Christmas Eve to fall on the Friday before the holiday.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed. 

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson ; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

7519.50

FICA

2417.33

US Post Office

166.97

A&W Standard

124.95

Advanced Business Methods

74.00

Ameripride

161.60

Bonny Weaver

115.00

Cando Farmers Grain

1167.13

Cando Home & Hardware

185.20

Capital Guardian Trust

438.51

Choice Financial

104.89

Diana Sitz

115.00

First State Insurance

139.00

Graymont Capital Inc

    4,174.41

HE Everson Co

166.16

Hawkins Inc

897.75

Jerry Ratzlaff

       200.00

Killoran Trucking

9482.72

Mark Brehm

126.63

Moore Engineering

4975.00

ND Telephone

500.46

ND Water & Pollution Conf

205.00

ND Water Users Assoc

300.00

Northern Plains Electric

5820.00

One Call Concepts

4.00

Share Corp

991.55

SuperMarket Foods

28.67

Towner County Auditor

11253.00

 TC Record Herald

 $    452.00

US Bank

425.00

Waste Management

    16,000.00

Security Life Insurance

       139.30

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

12-19-2016

The Cando City Council met December 19, 2016 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Senger, Shock and Holien present.  Councilors Olsen and Wilson were absent.

Motion by Councilor Shock , seconded by Councilor Senger  to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                    9.  Bills                                                                                  

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.  Financial Report              

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Holien .  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Katie Haarsager – Community Engagement Advisor for Enbridge Pipelines, presented a quick update on the Sandpiper Pipeline Project and Enbridge operations. She informed the council that the Pipeline project which would have run 5 miles south of the City of Cando has been put on an indefinite hold and that the easements finalized would continue to be held by Enbridge. If any landowners have questions, they can contact her @ 701-857-0849.

Under Old Business; Judges salary. Councilor Bjornstad contacted Judge Timms, and he plans to collect his paycheck until the end of September 2017.

There was no New Business to discuss; Gary Shock commented that the City crew did a great job on snow removal the past few weeks.

Deputy Auditor presented the Financial report.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Holien, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

3133.08

Salaries

12064.00

Acme Tools

222.98

Aflac

142.44

B&J Excavating

1300.00

Capital Guardian

420.94

Choice Financial

104.89

Hydro-Klean

1315.20

Ramkota

91.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson, Deputy City Auditor

01-03-2017

The Cando City Council met January 3, 2017 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Olson, Senger, Wilson, Shock and Holien present.  Councilor Bjornstad was absent. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

A water purchase contract with North East Regional Water was reviewed by the Council.  The contract had also been reviewed by the City Attorney.  Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Holien to approve the contract.  Upon roll call vote, all Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.  

The City’s recent large snow falls were discussed.  Motion by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve a resolution declaring a snow emergency so that emergency funds could be accessed.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Extra contractors hired for snow removal was discussed.  It was decided the contractors should be paid $20 to drive our trucks or $50 when using their own truck.  Snow removal at the library was discussed and referred to the Library Committee.  Councilor Olson stated the fire hydrants were buried.  The Council asks the residents to make sure the hydrants in their neighborhood are accessible.  Ticketing of cars during snow removal was addressed with Sheriff Kuchar.  An emergency route was also discussed.  Councilor Wilson stated that in the future the post office would also be a priority for snow removal. 

A financial report was given by Auditor Morlock.   Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve transfers as recommended by the City Auditor.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion passed.  Motion by Councilor Olson, seconded by Counselor Senger to approve the amendments to the 2015 budget as recommended by the City Auditor. All voted aye. Motion passed. 

Councilor Senger stated that his family members were being bothered with City business at their place of employment.  Senger asked that Citizens leave his family members alone and come directly to him.

Councilor Olson questioned the purchase of a new bobcat.  Motion by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Holien to pay the bills.  Upon roll call vote, all voted aye.  Motion passed.

Cando Library

4000.00

Cando Fire Department

3450.00

Cando Golf Club

800

Cando Hockey Boosters

5000.00

Cando Lumber

4.69

Cardmember Services

219.34

Ferguson Water Works

95.89

Ironhide Equipment

6350.00

Job Service of ND

56.16

North Star After Prom Party

1300.00

Northstar Robotics

1200.00

ND  Tax Commissioner

466.08

Quill Corp

59.28

Standard Insurance

         40.00

Verizon Wireless

134.41

First State Bank of Cando

7.00

Salaries

7543.13

FICA

2561.14

Advanced Business Methods

74.00

BlueCross BlueShield

2345.13

Ethanol Products

1136.43

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Towner County Auditor

11630.92

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Joni Morlock

City Auditor

01-16-2017

The Cando City Council met January 16 , 2017 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson, Shock and Holien present.  Councilor Senger was absent

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5. Old Business                                                                                                                    

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                                  8. Bills               

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Olson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Visitors and Delegations:

Marcus Dahle, Sales Specialist from Ironhide Equipment updated the council on the Ironhide Municipality Yearly Trade Program, where Municipalities have the option of a yearly trade for the Bobcat. He handed out a printout stating the specifics, which was discussed.

Larry Swenson appeared before the Council and voiced his concern of the City losing a good employee.

Under Old Business; The Emergency Snow removal Route was reviewed and updated. Copies will be sent to the Towner County Sheriff’s Dept and the Fire Department, and also posted at the City Hall.

Under New Business; the Cemetery Maintenance Contract was discussed, a Motion by Councilor Shock, Seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the contract with Lane Pederson. After a roll call vote all voted aye and motion passed

Under General Committee, the fire hydrant accessibility was brought up, and Mayor Brehm stated that the Fire Dept was coordinating a voluntary group to get together and dig out the fire hydrants. Mayor Brehm also stated that Chuck Wilson will no longer be the chairman of the Public Works Committee that Gary Shock will take over now. Councilor Bjornstad informed the Council on some airport business, consisting of a snow blower purchase and also financial information on a projected runway overlay. He also mentioned that the County Agent has the study guides and information  needed for  Public Certification that is required of a city employee to apply chemical.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Post Office

165.55

Salaries

5952.19

FICA

1890.75

Ameripride

105.11

Banyon Data Systems

795.00

Cando Farmers Grain & Oil

2839.13

Cando Home & Hardware

71.06

Capital Guardian Trust

559.83

D&R Tire & Repair

136.00

Gibbens Farms

5460.00

Glenn's Plumbing & Heating

345.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

156.91

Hawkins, Inc

2440.38

HE Everson Co

       356.17

Hendrickson Electric

130.50

Ironhide Equipment

332.60

Joshua Knutt

1570.00

Lane Pederson

1333.34

D&M Electric

289.09

ND Rural Water Systems

225.00

ND Telephone Co

494.92

Northern Plains Electric

6512.00

Todd Klingenberg

615.00

Towner County Highway D

45.00

T C Record Herald

239.20

Vining Oil & Gas Co

1428.33

Waste Management

16000.00

Wells Fargo Leasing

14806.75

 Firs State Bank

7.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson

Deputy City Auditor

2-06-2017

The Cando City Council met February 6, 2017 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Wilson, Shock, Senger, and Holien present. Councilor Olson was absent.

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                                     8.  Bills        

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Senger, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

There were no Visitors and Delegations, Old Business or New Business.

General Committee; Councilor Shock approved a purchase of tires for the city Pay loader from D&R tire. The general consensus of the Council was that they were in bad shape and needed replacing.  Bruce Ford was present and agreed that they have been a big improvement. The old tires will be put out For Sale in the spring.

Councilor Holien had met with engineers and did some checking as to where the new water supply will come into the water plant.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed

Salaries

5620.31

FICA

1785.92

ND Water & Pollution Conf

20.00

Aflac

213.66

Cando Park Board

4238.23

Capital Guardian

821.49

Cardmember Services

72.32

D&M Electric

170.92

ND Dept of Health

675.64

The Standard Insurance Co

40.00

SuperMarket Foods

24.83

Advanced Business Methods

74.00

Ameripride Services

105.11

Belle Trucking

  11,800.00

Blue Cross Blue Shield

2345.13

Butler Machine

23.01

Cando Farmers Grain

2509.22

Cando Home & Hardware

67.54

D&R Tire and Repair

164.75

Grand Forks Utility Billing

104.90

Graymont Capital

4506.32

HE Eversons

739.92

Hendrickson Electric

31.00

Jerry Ratzlaf

200.00

Moore Engineering

15380.00

ND Insurance Dept

60.00

Quill Corp

27.27

Share Corp

818.28

 Towner Co Auditor

11630.92

Vining Oil & Gas

232.45

Waste Management

16320.00

 Workforce Safety 

 $    873.84

Due to the Presidents’ Day Holiday on the 3rd Monday of February, the Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21st same place and time

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson, Deputy City Auditor

2-21-2017

The Cando City Council met Tuesday, February 21, 2017 with Chairman Gary Shock presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson, Senger, and Holien present.  Mayor Brehm was absent

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1. Pledge                                                2. Agenda

3. Minutes                                             3.Visitors & Delegations

4. Old Business                                     5. New Business

7. Financial Report                              8. General Committee

9. Bills                 

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Holien.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

There was no Old Business to discuss. For New Business, Councilor Bjornstad brought up the City’s Rates for Equipment rental.  After discussing this further, Councilor Bjornstad made a motion, seconded by Councilor Wilson to table this subject until next meeting so everyone has had a chance to review the current Fees and Rate Schedule. All vote aye and motion carried.

There being no Visitors that had anything to discuss, the Deputy Auditor presented the Annual Report of Revenues and Expenses for 2016 yearend.

Under General Committee; Councilor Holien brought up an issue concerning snow pile removal. Some businesses on the SE end of Main Street that share an alley had large piles of snow; which was melting and getting close to running in their buildings. The majority of this snow was piled up by snow removal contractors. The City crew was instructed to haul these piles out. There will be rules set up by the Public Works Committee between the business and the snow removal contractors as to how this situation will be handled in the future.  Councilor Bjornstad reminded Nick Brehm again to get certified for chemical spraying through the County Extension office. Councilor Senger brought up concern about how the City Crew is keeping up with work load these past months. Gary was approached about a company that is installing towers in the area,would like to buy a house in Cando and have workers stay there. After reviewing the ordinance, the Council agreed they would allow it, as long as they kept the place up and the occupants are orderly.  Sheriff Kuchar was on hand, and would be mindful of this situation.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Olson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

166.99

Salaries

5735.65

FICA

1831.74

Blue Cross Blue Shield

283.20

Butler Mach

166.99

Capital Guardian

413.64

Cardmember Services

105.60

Hawkins, Inc

775.66

Killoran Trucking

9599.12

Lane Pederson

1333.34

ND Telephone Co

499.82

Nick Brehm

126.82

Northern Plains Electric

7273.00

Ramkota Hotel

       182.00

Standard Insurance

40.00

Swensons Car Wash

40.00

TC Highway Dept

150.00

Verizon Wireless

62.56

First State Bank

7.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson, Deputy CIty Auditor

3-06-2017

The Cando City Council met March 6, 2017 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson, and Shock present.  Councilors Senger and Holien were absent

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                                8.  Bills             

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Olson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Joel Campbell, City Forester was present to inform the Council that the Forestry Grant’s requirements were met, and the City was approved for $10,000.  He also informed the Council on the expected invasion of the Emerald Ash Borrer which will threaten at least 46% of the City’s trees. He stressed the need to plan ahead and get as many new and viable trees planted in the city in order for them to be maturing before the Borrer hits the area. He has a list of trees that are disease resistant, and City residents can contact him for that information before planting trees on their property.

Old Business; the subject of Equipment Rental; Councilor Shock, chairman of the Public Works Committee stated the committee would come up with a recommendation and present it to the Council.

New Business; Zoning Permit #2017-10 to Johnson Foundation Seed Farm was acknowledged. Derrick Childs, Building Inspector for the City, was on hand and stated that they were putting the new building on the existing cement slab of the structure that was removed last fall.

General Committee; Councilor Bjornstad brought up summer mowing, and then Councilor Shock brought up the possibility of hiring a part-time employee to help out with the mowing and work at the landfill among other duties as needed. After some discussion, Councilor Shock stated the Public Works committee would bring a recommendation to the Council.

Councilor Shock also mentioned that there has been dumping of agricultural products within ½ miles of the City limits, after discussion, the general consensus of the Council was to have Doug Howard issue a citation.

The Deputy Auditor reminded the Council that the next meeting on March 20th will be at 8:00pm, since Daylight Savings time will be in effect.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Salaries

5864.13

FICA

1855.73

Capital Guardian

410.04

D&R Tire & Repair

6162.12

Joel Campbell

640.95

Advanced Business Methods

74.00

Blue Cross Blue Shield

2486.73

Cando Farmers Grain

2234.48

Cando Home & Hardware

100.55

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Jerry Ratzlaff

1412.00

Moore Engineering

1922.50

Nick Brehm

65.00

Ramkota Hotel

         81.90

Share Corp

572.35

Towner County Auditor

11630.92

Record Herald

321.60

US Postal Service

225.00

Vining Oil

40.48

Vision Service Plan

1089.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson, Deputy City Auditor

03-20-2017

The Cando City Council met March 20, 2017 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson, Shock, Senger, and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Senger to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report            

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8. General Committee

9.   Bills              

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Wilson.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

There were No visitors or Delegations to speak

Old Business:

 Dumping of Ag products; Councilor Bjornstad and Deputy Howard looked at the site, when brought to the Manager’s attention he knew nothing of it. They decided not to issue citation, but if it occurs again, there will be one.

Equipment Rental fees; Public Works committee made changes to the existing Fee Schedule as follows:

1 hour minimum WITH operator, Loader $150, Trucks $75, Skidsteer $125. Deleted the blade, tractor and mower, sweeper, push mower and hauling of gravel. Everything else stayed the same. Councilor Bjornstad made a motion to NOT rent out any City Equipment to anyone, Councilor Holien seconded the motion. Mayor Brehm called for a roll call vote. Councilors Bjornstad, Olson and Holien voted Yes and Councilors Shock, Wilson and Senger voted No. Mayor Brehm voted No and motion did not pass. Equipment rates will be updated as stated above; they are also on the Candond.com website.

Snow Pile removal; there is no change to current process. It was noted that this winter had an unusual amount of snowfall. Future occurrences will be handled by the Public Works superintendent.

New Business:

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Shock, to approve Local Gaming Permit #2017-01 to the Cando Hockey Program. All vote aye and motion carried

Councilor Olson made a motion to approve and off premise liquor license to Gordy’s Bar on April 8th. Councilor Senger seconded the motion. All voted aye and motion carried.

Financial Report was presented by the Deputy Auditor, pointing out that the utility accounts were doing good and the Emergency Account was used for extra snow removal costs.

General Committee

Councilor Holien brought up the cracks in the streets, (Mayor Brehm stated that there will be crack sealing done). He also asked Public Works Superintendent about a lift station problem, and mentioned that the city crew should be cross trained on all City owned Equipment. Councilor Olson stated he was out on business and saw that Nick Brehm was scraping out his driveway at 3pm with the Skidsteer. Councilor Bjornstad and Mayor Brehm briefly discussed a CRP contract on the land at the Airport. Councilor Bjornstad asked Nick Brehm about getting certified to spray weeds in town. He stated he has not had time.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

US Postal Service

166.14

Salaries

5616.09

FICA

1784.24

Aflac

142.44

Ameripride

136.14

Annette Johnson

44.75

Capital Guardian

404.04

Derrick Childs

60.00

Ethanol Products

707.36

Hawkins

1555.84

HE Everson Co

76.53

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

L&L Machine

17.07

Lane Pederson

    1,333.34

ND Telephone

500.06

Northern Plains Electric

6717.00

Quill Corp

23.97

Standard Insurance

40.00

Verizon Wireless

53.42

Waste Manangement

16320.00

First State Bank

7.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson, Deputy City Auditor

04-03-2017

The Cando City Council met April 3, 2017 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson, Shock, and Holien present.  Councilor Senger was absent

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                                   

2.  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  General Committee                                                      

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.   Bills

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Olson, seconded by Councilor Holien.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Visitors & Delegations:

Joel Campbell, Forester was present and reported that he had put an article in the Record Herald informing the community of the Emerald Ash Borer issue. He also said he was putting up notices and  pamphlets around the City.

 A Cando citizen was present to discuss the City crew thawing a storm sewer on private property. The Mayor said they were not aware it was on private property, so a bill will be sent.

There was no Old Business

Under New Business:

The Cando library sent examples of signs they would like to hang in the back and on the W side of City Hall, and also asked if the book drop box could be placed in the front of City Hall. All councilor agreed to the signage and drop box placement.

Zoning Permit #2017-2 to Gene Rosinski was acknowledged

Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Olson, to approve Gaming Permit #2017-02 to the Saskota Bowl organization. All voted aye and motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, seconded by Councilor Olson, to approve an Off Premise liquor license for the Cando Bar. All voted aye and motion carried.

Councilor Bjornstad brought up crack sealing to the Council. Mayor Brehm stated that Moore Engineering is scheduled to do a Street Survey and that crack sealing will be discussed after that.

General Committee:

Councilor Shock informed the Council that a property owner had sewer problems resulting from a failed pump at the City sewer lift. Owner is requesting reimbursement of a bill for a sewer service call. Motion by Councilor Shock, seconded by Councilor Wilson, to reimburse property owner for billed service. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

Councilor Holien wanted make the Public Works crew aware of a sink hole under the asphalt along 6th Street between the Trailer Court and TC Housing. He also asked that the Sherriff’s Department check into the property at 404 8th Ave.

Councilor Shock discussed a possible Part time employee.

Councilor Olsen brought a pothole issue on W 3rd Ave to the Public Works attention, and also the intersection of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue needs some fill.

Councilor Bjornstad asked about the Water Tower hatch. After discussion was held, Nick Brehm will contact H&H Coatings to do repairs needed to the Water Tower.

Motions to pay the bills made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

2601.62

Salaries

12263.38

Aflac

142.44

Audi Theatre

2700.00

Cando Arts Council

6400.00

Cando Golf Club

1250.00

Capital Guardian Trust

410.48

Cardmember Services

19.98

D&M Electric

91.30

ND State Tax Commissioner

451.09

Saskota Bowl

2000.00

Swensons Car Wash

50.00

T C Medical Center

1000.00

T C Record Herald

         38.00

T C Soil Conservation

300.00

Vining Oil & Gas

157.40

Advanced Business methods

74.00

BlueCross BlueShield

2486.73

Cando Home & Hardware

94.98

Graymont Capital

3584.34

Jerry Ratzlaff

200.00

Pederson Septic Service

200.00

Ramkota

81.90

Tom Belzer

100.00

TC Auditor

11630.92

US Bank

28141.25

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson, Deputy Auditor

04-17-2017

The Cando City Council met Monday, April 17 2017 with Mayor Brehm presiding and Councilors Bjornstad, Olson, Wilson, Shock, Senger, and Holien present. 

Motion by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock to approve the agenda, all voted aye, and motion carried.

1.  Pledge                                                               5.  Old Business                                                                                                                   

2  Agenda                                                             6.  New Business 

3.  Minutes                                                            7.  Financial Report            

4.  Visitors and Delegations                               8.   Bills              

Motion to approve minutes from the previous meeting was made by Councilor Holien, seconded by Councilor Bjornstad.  All Councilors voted aye.  Motion carried.

A Motion to approve amended minutes from January 3, 2017 was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock. All Councilors voted aye. Motion carried.

There were no Visitors or Delegations.

Old Business:

American Bank Center provided a bid for an ADA Ramp on their new sidewalk going in this summer. A motion was made by Councilor Bjornstad to pay for the Sidewalk Ramp and comply with the City’s ADA requirements. Councilor Senger seconded the motion. Upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed. The City Auditor will ask their Contractor to do the two corners on the N side of 5th Ave & 5th St along with the curb repair across from the Softball diamond. This was approved some time ago, but couldn’t get a Contactor to come and do the work.

Public Works Chairman, Councilor Shock, informed the Council that a Part time employee had been hired for 30 hours a week.  Councilor Shock also stated that the landfill will open around the first of May. The majority of the Councilors wanted to have the first (2) days the landfill is open, to be no charge to City Residents (not Commercial). The dates and times will be published in the Record Herald.

Brad Muscha of Moore Engineering was present to let the Council know they are working on the Preliminary Engineering report, and are planning on doing a street survey next week in order to finish the report, and then come back to the Council to discuss options. He also said that they would look into the ND Department of Transportation’s Special Road Fund project. This may be an option for improvements to the Golf Course Road with cost share options.

 New Business:Motion by Councilor Shock, and seconded by Councilor Bjornstad, to approve Gaming Permit#2017-03 to the American Legion. All Councilors voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilor Bjornstad, and seconded by Councilor Senger to approve an Uffda Animal Rescue-5K dog run. All Councilors voted aye. Motion carried

The Annual Tax Equalization meeting will be held at the Audi Basement at 7pm on Monday May 1st, followed by the regular City Council meeting.

The City website sponsored by ND Telephone is in need of a redesign in order for it to be accessible by mobile phones and tablets. This will cost around $500.   A motion by Councilor Shock, and seconded by Councilor Wilson to approve the website redesign. All Councilors voted aye. Motion carried.

A Financial Report was provided by the Deputy Auditor

A Motion to pay the bills was made by Councilor Wilson, seconded by Councilor Shock; upon roll call vote, all were in favor and motion passed.

FICA

1804.26

Salaries

5666.49

US Postal Service

166.70

BlueCross BlueShield

2486.73

Cando Farmers Grain

1568.83

Capital Guardian Trust

408.09

First State Bank

7.00

Grand Forks Utility Billing

52.00

Hawkins

503.03

HE Eversons

195.92

Klemetsrud Plumbing

400.00

Lane Pederson

1333.34

ND Telephone

499.29

Neumann Drug

           5.98

Northern Plains Electric

6675.00

Standard Insurance Co

40.00

T C Record Herald

485.60

Waste Management

16320.00

There being no other business the meeting adjourned by motion.

Annette Johnson, Deputy Auditor

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