Belfield denies 2 of 3 lot bidsBELFIELD - Two of the three requests to purchase city lots were denied by the Belfield City Commission at a meeting Tuesday night at Memorial Hall.
BELFIELD - Two of the three requests to purchase city lots were denied by the Belfield City Commission at a meeting Tuesday night at Memorial Hall.
There were two bids for Lot 1A Hillcrest, one for $2,000, the other for $8,000.
“The bid of $8,000, submitted by Roger and LaVon Anton is approved,” Mayor Leo Schneider said.
The other bid, submitted by Morey Bang Realtor, was for $2,200 for lots 35 and 36 in block two of the Makaruk Addition. That request was also denied.
A decision was made in the case of two properties in Belfield that were recently inspected by the Southwest District Health Unit. The owner of the first property in question, 416 Second St. NE, has time to clean up the property before legal action will be taken.
The other owner will not be so lucky.
“The city commission will be filing criminal charges against the owner of the property, 302 Second Ave. NE, as they have not cleaned up the property in the time frame they were allotted,” city attorney Bob Keogh said.
The first reading of a flood damage prevention plan, Ordinance 274-FEMA Final Compliance Flood Hazard Determination with Title 44, Chapter 67 Code of Federal Regulations, was read and discussed. The second reading will be in October, with time to make revisions before the Nov. 4 deadline.
A bid from Twin City Roofing for $29,948 to repair leaks in the roof of Memorial Hall was approved as was the new lease for a postage meter.
The city commission discussed concern that with fall and winter fast approaching the city might see more animals, such as mice, skunks and raccoons. The city commissioners have heard from area farmers that they have seen a lot more than in years past. The commissioners decided to look into the matter and ways of preventing the unwelcomed newcomers.
The meeting ended with the approval of a preliminary budget for 2011.
“The final budget will be discussed in October,” Cindy Ewoniuk, city auditor said.