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May 2nd, 2022 City of Gladstone City Cou

May 2nd, 2022 City of Gladstone City Council Meeting Minutes 6pm – 7pm Subject to Approval Present: Cody Silbernagel, Paul Reinbold, Darrell Sadowsky, Randy Wyatt, and Mark Erdman. Mayor Cody Silbernagel called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the Board of Equalization Meeting Minutes was made by Darrell, seconded by Paul, and carried by an all-aye vote. Motion to approve the April 4th Meeting Minutes was made by Randy, seconded by Mark, and carried by an all-aye vote. Maintenance Report: Kolling & Kolling, Inc. submitted a proposal for the City Hall Renovations in the amount of $44,500. Motion to approve the proposal from Kolling & Kolling, Inc. was made by Randy, seconded by Darrell, and carried by an all-aye vote. Attorney Report: Motion to approve a resolution to designate The Dickinson Press as the official newspaper was made by Darrell, seconded by Randy, and carried by an all-aye vote. A resident in town was bitten by a pit bull owned by Haley Winch. Christina talked to the State Attorney’s Office regarding the dog prior to this situation. She will contact them again with new information. Charlie Parker attended the meeting to discuss his property on 145 Walnut Street. Mr. Parker said he plans to clean-up the property and list it for sale. There is currently a trailer, motor home, and a car that need to be removed. He said it could take up to a year to clean the property. Mr. Parker said the cats on the property are strays. Cody would like reoccurring communications regarding updates on the property. Christina recommends setting parameters during the requested one-year timeframe; Mr. Parker does not want parameters. Cody said the property/home becomes inhabitable when there is no water available to the residence. Christina mentioned the next course of action, if Mr. Parker does not wish to cooperate, is to condemn the property and declare it a nuisance. Cody suggested checking the progress at the property in a few months. A letter will be sent to Mr. Parker stating the property will be reevaluated at the July meeting. Lorraine Erdman also discussed her concerns for the stray cats and skunks on his property which could carry diseases. Motion to send a letter and reevaluate Mr. Parker’s property in July was made by Darrell, seconded by Mark, and carried by an all-aye vote. Engineering Report: Jeremy reviewed the Senior Citizens Building’s overhang which hangs over the right-of-way. Jeremy discussed his concerns regarding the potential for future water and sewer projects. The Senior Citizens Club submitted an encroachment variance a few months ago, after the structure was placed. Motion to approve the encroachment variance was made by Paul, seconded by Randy, and carried by an all-aye vote. Mark abstained from voting. Christina will draft an agreement regarding liability of any potential issues. Old Business: The Council discussed Mark’s Safety Handbook. Motion to deny the adoption of Mark’s current draft of the Safety Handbook was made by Darrell, seconded by Paul, and carried by an all-aye vote. Cody suggested having a meeting to go through the handbook and make changes. New Business: Nikki and Amanda Larson attended the meeting to discuss building a chicken run in order to share a coop that would be placed on both of their back/side yards. They would share the coop but pay two separate fees. Cody requested we receive a signed document from their neighbors stating they have no issues with the coop. Motion to approve the shared coop, contingent on the City receiving additional approval from their neighbors, was made by Darrell, seconded by Randy, and carried by an all-aye vote. The Council discussed the City Wide Clean-up which will be the weekend of June 10th - 12th. Monte Martin is concerned about the damage to his suburban due to the street repairs. Cody said he is welcome to attend the next meeting to discuss this topic. The Council discussed the donation of fireworks for the July 4th firework show. Cody suggested using $6,000 - $7,000 from the Park Fund for the fireworks donation. Motion to purchase up to $7,000 on fireworks from the Park Fund was made by Randy, seconded by Paul, and carried by an all-aye vote. Motion to approve the April bills was made by Randy, seconded by Mark, and carried by an all-aye vote. Motion to adjourn was made by Darrell, seconded by Paul, and carried by an all-aye vote. Current Account Balances General Checking: $439,828.67 Park Checking: $49,610.10 CD #0832: $50,298.18 CD #9423: $100,000.00 ARPA Funds: $27,510.94 Total: $667,247.89 April Oil & Gas Income $11,659.80 April 2022 Payroll Tony $1,501.50 Jordan $1,100.00 Wendy $59.68 Maria $836.00 Chris $504.00 Kendall $180.00 April Bills ADVANCED ELEMENT OPERATIONS $581.00 FERGUSON WATERWORKS $110.00 FORUM COMMINCATIONS $78.54 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES $766.97 SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH $120.00 SOUTHWEST WATER AUTHORITY $3,910.21 BUTLER MACHINERY $124.48 MGM SANITATION $3,805.54 MGM SANITATION $3,926.14 FORUM COMMINCATIONS $19.25 FORUM COMMINCATIONS $99.33 FORUM COMMINCATIONS $4.62 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES $1,023.21 MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES $115.00 ONE CALL CONCEPTS $1.25 ONE CALL CONCEPTS $1.30 SOUTHWEST GRAIN $36.75 GLADSTONE PARK DISTRICT $166.70 ADVANCED ELEMENT OPERATIONS $778.00 MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATIONS $118.36 VISA $10.00 VISA $50.00 ND CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION $214.49 (May 11, 2022) 62129