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April 5, 2021 Meeting Minutes City of Gladstone 5:30 pm - 6:50 pm Subject to Approval Present: Paul Reinbold, Mark Erdman, Darrell Sadowsky, Cody Silbernagel, and Randy Wyatt.

April 5, 2021
Meeting Minutes
City of Gladstone
5:30 pm - 6:50 pm
Subject to Approval
Present: Paul Reinbold, Mark Erdman, Darrell Sadowsky, Cody Silbernagel, and Randy Wyatt.
Mayor Cody Silbernagel called the meeting to order.
Motion to approve the March 1st meeting minutes made by Mark. Second by Paul. Carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to approve the March 24th special meeting minutes made by Darrell. Second by Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
Maintenance Report:
Tony will be working on getting the sewer flushed this week.
The roll-off will be here April 15th.
Tony would like to inform all residents not to flush masks.
Paul brought an updated proposed maintenance schedule.
The council discussed adding removable speed-bumps on Main Street.
Motion to approve spending up to $700 on speed-bumps for Main Street made by Mark. Second by Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
The council discussed Randy Wyatt's vacate easement petition.
Cody called the Public Hearing for Randy's vacate easement petition to order.
A resident asked where the property is located but did not have any concerns.
Cody closed the Public Hearing.
Randy must abstain from voting. Motion to approve the resolution approving the vacation of easement made by Mark. Second by Darrell. Carried by an all aye vote.
The council discussed charging the water base fee again starting in June.
Motion to reintroduce the water base fee in June of 2021 made by Darrell. Second by Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
Attorney Report:
Christina submitted all paperwork to the BND; everything is ready to go.
Christina created a resolution to carryout yearly employee reviews. Motion to approve the resolution (1-2021) made by Darrell. Second by Randy. Carried by an all aye vote.
Engineer Report:
Jeremy is not in attendance to inform the council if he found contractors for the City Hall Façade/renovation.
Cody discussed the difficulty finding contractors.
Jeremy texted Cody. Two contractors visited the building and another will be visiting this week. The council will discuss this at a special meeting on Monday, April 12, at 6pm.
Christina discussed Mark's safety handbook and certain topics that should be removed. Christina will send her copy to Jordan. Jordan will send it to the council for review.
Jon Pierce with Martin Construction attended the meeting to discuss the Conex box they placed on their property.
Cody opened a public hearing for the Conex Box on 262 Walnut.
A resident asked about the exact location.
Jon said the Conex box is used for storage.
Cody closed the Public Hearing.
The council discussed the Conex box.
Motion to approve the Conex box made by Mark. Second by Paul. Darrell abstained from voting. Carried by an all aye vote.
Old Business:
Paul talked to Nikki Larsen about the petition to raise chickens in town. Nikki's goal is to complete the petition by the May meeting. Two additional residents came to discuss their approval/want for raising chickens.
A resident from 164 Walnut discussed her low water pressure.
Cody discussed the employee performance reviews conducted in February.
Christina recommended Cody fill in Darrell and Randy separately. This will be discussed at the May meeting.
Randy asked Christina if anything can be done about the abandoned buildings in town. Christina said the buildings would have to be condemnable rather than just vacant.
Bill discussed a boat parked in an alley. Cody said he will take a look.
Motion to approve the March bills made by Darrell. Second by Mark. Carried by an all aye vote.
New Business:
A resident attended the meeting to inform the council of a tree planting grant for the City to submit/apply. It is an annual grant that is due at the end of April. This will go on the May agenda.
Motion to adjourn made by Darrell. Second by Mark. Carried by an all aye vote.
Payroll
Tony - $850.50
Jordan - $1,000
Maria - $1,335
March 31 Account balances
General Checking - $557,221.43
Park Checking - $50,788.95
CD 0832 - $50,298.18
CD 9423 - $100,000
SRF - Closed
March Bills
Dons Filters & Furnaces $125 (Community Hall Furnace)
Mackoff Kellogg $590.94
MDU $2025.95
SW Water $3,782.82
Butler Machinery $50.23 (Padlock & 4 keys)
City of Dickinson $5.40 (Dispose of Carpet Dumped at Landfill)
Gladstone Park $342.61 (January State Aid 5.5%)
Forum Comm. $142.74
AE2S $450.50
Display Sales $407 (2 ND Flags, 2 US Flags, 3 Gladstone Flags)
Midco $118.49
Arntson Stewart Weg. $2,056.21 (Attorney - State Aid Certificate of Indebtedness)
Dennys Electric $44.48 (LED Light for Park)
Visa $99.69 (Norton Antivirus Subscription)
MGM Sanitation $3,711.25
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