BELFIELD CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 – 5:00 pm City Hall – 208 Main Street North Unapproved The meeting was called to order at 5:00 PM (MT) by Mayor, Jeff Iverson, Council Members Kyle Michels, Edward Braun, Brett Northrop, Attorney Fetch present, Roger Decker, via phone. Members of the audience included James Baughman, City Employee, Eldon Mehrer, Stark County Sherriff’s Department, Geoff Simon, Brent Bogar Western Dakota Energy Association, Claire Coty, Jon Coty, Belfield Park Board, Richard Romanyshyn, Ruth Molm, Diana Buckman, Residents. Move to accept the agenda with changes. (Braun/Northrop) All in favor. Move to approve the September 13th, 2022, meeting minutes. (Braun/Michels) All in favor. The Council reviewed and approved the September 2022 financial statement. Discussion Councilman Michels asked if the Grant Fund had been moved to the General Acct. Connie said it has been. (Braun/Michels) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Decker-Yes, Iverson-Yes). The Council approved the following audit bills for September 2022 with additions. Discussion Councilman Braun asked Connie to explain the BEK Sports, East End Auto, and Safeguard QBS bills. (Braun/Michels) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Decker-Yes, Iverson-Yes). 3813- DREYDEN HUNCOVSKY, $544.25; 3814- DREYDEN HUNCOVSKY, $285.96; 62098- ADVANCE BUSINESS METHODS, $454.78; 62099- BEK, $5,400.00; 62100- BELFIELD AMBULANCE, $490.35; 62101- BELFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT, $1,471.05; 62102- BELFIELD PARK DISTRICT, $6,126.50; 62103- BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD, $669.60; 62104- CENTURYLINK, $139.20; 62105- FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, $421.96; 62106- MDU, $4,405.26; 62107- NAOMI URBAN, $529.16; 62108- ND Dept. OF ENVIR. QUALITY, $100.00; 62109- NEWMAN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING, $510.00; 62110- PURCHASE POWER, $648.65; 62111- SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, $490.35; 62112- SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY, $19,464.64; 62113- STARK COUNTY AUDITOR, $17,750.00; 62114- ARMOR INTERACTIVE, $1,043.77; 62116- BROSZ ENGINEERING, $8,155.00; 62117- CARDMEMBER SERVICES, $1,800.20; 62118- CONSOLIDATED, $556.22; 62119-CREATIVE ENERGY, $1,574.96; 62120- DAKOTA PUMP & CONTROL, $170.00; 62121- DEPT. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY., $397.20; 62122- EAST END AUTO, $2,500.00; 62123- ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, INC., $6,931.23; 62124- LINDE GAS & EQUIPMENT, $48.67; 62125- MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM, $2,838.31; 62126- DAKOTA WEST INSPECTION, $4,162.00; 62127 MGM, $9,964.00; 62128- NAPA, $190.10; 62129- PUMP SYSTEMS, $1,866.95; 62130- RECORD KEEPERS, $42.00; 62131- SAFEGUARD QBS, $881.48; 62132- TITAN MACHINERY, $398.75; 62133- TOTAL SAFETY, $482.10; 62134- VIKING GLASS, $465.90; 62135- WESTERN DAKOTA ENERGY, $1,969.50; 62136- WESTERN EDGE PAINTING & DRYWALL., $2,475.00; 62137- ROUGHRIDER ELECTRIC, $30.00; 62138- PIPE DETECTIVES, $27,762.10; 61329E- VIVINT, $142.96; 61331E- CHOICE FINANCIAL, $.96; 61332E- REVTRAK, $332.85; 61322E- NDPERS, $150.00; 61324E- NDPERS, $162.50; 61320E- NDPERS, $5,392.15; 61330E- NDPERS, $16.44; 61319E- INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, $2,211.97; 61323E- INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, $2,000.16; 502265E- BIWEEKLY ACH, $5,728.47; 502270E- BIWEEKLY ACH, $5181.11; TOTAL $162,169.76 Engineers Reports Brosz Engineering A. Invitation to Bid B. TAP Sidewalk Design C. CWSRF Application Motion to accept Brosz Engineering Report (Braun/Northrop) All in favor. Interstate Engineering: Discussion A. Pipe Detectives Pay App 2 Motion to make the final payment in the amount of $27,762.10 to Pipe Detectives (Braun/Decker) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Decker-Yes, Iverson-Yes). Stark County Sheriff’s Report: Had 117 service calls in Belfield, five were criminal calls either a theft call or misdemeanor, twelve animal calls Councilman Michels asked again if the council could get the breakdown of the man hours for the city of Belfield. Richard Romanyshyn—complaint for not getting service from Stark County when asked for help Mental Health is getting a lot of attention Motion to accept Stark County Sherriff’s Report (Braun/Michels) All in favor. Attorney’s Report A. Memorial Hall—Bryce Kephart—Discussion Connie has reached out to Bryce, and he plans to refund the money for the Memorial Hall. B. Ordinance 383—Sales, Use and Gross Receipts—Discussion Attorney Fetch—Council can redirect taxes in detail form or leave wide open Councilman Michels for next month’s meeting would like to see a breakdown of each sales tax fund for the last 3 years Motion to table this until next meeting. (Braun/Northrop) All in favor. Public Works Report Streets: Discussion i. Milling repair questionable. Councilman Decker would like to try milling and crushed concrete mix to see if it will work better. Mayor Iverson mentioned the gravel sample was dropped off and may have the results Thursday. Some of the crosswalks have been painted ii. City curb repair quote—Didn’t get quote. Water/Sewer: Discussion Generator is operable at East Lift Station. Will move forward with the curb stops to be fixed or ones that need to be moved. i. Procedures: Haven’t moved forward on this ii. ND Rural Water—Operations Exam Review—Discussion Have Kevin attend this review on October 24th Equipment: Discussion Generator and transfer switch for East Lift Station—Discussion Motion to move forward with the purchase of the generator and transfer switch. (Braun/Northrop) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Decker-Yes, Iverson-Yes). Mayor Iverson mentioned there is a mower at the ND Surplus yard will look into this to purchase for the road ditches Refuse/Inert Pile: i. Gas compensation for Karen Motion to pay $50.00 a month for now. (Northrop/Braun) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Iverson-Yes, Decker-Yes). Mayor Iverson has found a camper to put out at the inert pile for Karen to use at the ND surplus yard will see if can get a good deal if we purchase the generator, mower, and camper. New Business A. Newman Second Sign—Discussion Motion to move forward with the second sign by Beach (Braun/Northrop) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Decker-Yes, Iverson-Yes). Sign South of Belfield—Designs by Rhoda Dutchak—Discussion Auditor O’Brien will put out on face book for the residents to vote on a design. Signarama came in with a quote for $2400.00 B. Special Event Permit Application—Park Board Christmas Day Events—Discussion Motion to table until the next meeting (Braun/Michels) All in favor. C. November City Council Meeting—Discussion Motion to hold the council meeting November 9th at 5:00 due to November 8th election (Michels/Northrop) All in favor. D. Park Board Water Tap—Moved to November meeting E. Stark County Jobs Development Authority Motion to appoint Jeff Iverson to represent Belfield (Braun/Northrop) All in favor. F. Grant Writing Meeting Auditor O’Brien and Councilman Decker will attend the meeting October 17th at 9:00am Unfinished Business: A. Western Dakota Energy Association Dues—Geoff Simon, Brent Bogar—Presentation and Discussion Motion to pay the dues in the amount of $1,969.50 (Iverson/Michels) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Decker-Yes, Iverson-Yes). B. BEK—Covered in the audit bills. C. ND Surplus—Generator & Switch—Covered in Public Works Committee Reports: Auditor’s Report: Motion to accept the Auditor’s report (Michels/Braun) All in favor. Personnel: Update the policy manual Would like to add employees who are part of Emergency Response to be able to respond to the in-town calls during working hours Economic Development: Nothing to report Buildings: Brad is hoping to start this coming week weather permitting A. Belfield Theater—Handicap door had more work done. B. City Shop— C. Belfield Fire Hall/Ambulance—Have not heard from them as when the inspection will be completed D. Memorial Hall Water Damage—Discussion Motion to move forward with Western Edge Painting & Drywall to complete the repairs from the water damage. (Braun/Michels) (Michels-Yes, Northrop-Yes, Braun-Yes, Decker-Yes, Iverson-Yes). E. City property north of town was sprayed for weeds by Curt Buckman Canadian Thistle was sprayed that had been reported Miscellaneous: A. Federal Emergency Management Agency—FYI Mayor Iverson would like this sent to Jon with Brosz Engineering B. ND Environmental Quality—Landfill Report—FYI—Report shows all has been corrected and in good standing. C. Park Board Event Updates—Claire Coty—FYI Councilman Braun asked if the city could get a breakdown of how the Sales Tax is allocated and spent. Clair asked if the street sweeper go through after the Trunk or Treat. D. Governor Bergman Summit—FYI if anyone would like to attend Being no further business, Councilman Michels, made a motion for adjournment at 7:12 pm with the next regular city council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, 5:00pm. (Michels/Braun) (Unanimous) ATTEST: Jeff Iverson, Mayor Connie O’Brien, Auditor (Oct. 26, 2022) 114541