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Minutes City of South Heart Regular Meet

Minutes
City of South Heart
Regular Meeting
December 6, 2021
7:00 P.M.
MAYOR:
Floyd R Hurt
COUNCILMEMBERS:
Jeremey Binstock, Mike Sticka, Chris Splichal, Brock White
CITY AUDITOR:
Renae Praus
UNAPPROVED MINUTES:
ROLL CALL: Hurt, White, Praus, Splichal, Binstock, Sticka
REGULAR MEETING: was called to order by Mayor Hurt at 7:00pm
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried.
MINUTES:
A motion to approve the November 1, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes was made by Councilman White and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried.
2022 LIQUOR/BEER LICENSE APPLICATION - I DON’T KNOW BAR:
Mike Sticka presented his 2022 beer and liquor application for the I Don’t Know Bar for on and off sale, a motion to approve the application was made by Councilman Binstock and seconded by Councilman White. Voting aye Binstock, Splichal, White, abstained from voting Councilman Sticaka. Motion carried.
GAMING PERMITS:
A motion to approve the application for a gaming permit for a sports pool and raffle for the South Heart School was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilwoman Splichal. All in favor. Motion carried
A motion to approve the application for a Sports Pool for the South Heart Lions Club was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman White. All in favor. Motion carried
SHERIFF/POLICE REPORT:
Police Commissioner White informed the council he had no reports of any concerns. There was discussion on the dogs in town and the complaints we received concerning barking and running at large. Councilman White will contact Sherriff Lee and discuss the concerns of the council with him.
The representative Stark County Sheriff Department was not present.
STREET COMMISSIONER:
Street Commissioner Binstock presented the bill from Prairie Paving for the crack sealing and repairs to the streets. He reported the sander is ready and he plans to put the plow on the loader this weekend.
WATER COMMISSIONER:
Mayor Hurt reported there were no issues with the water department this month. He plans to leave the cement reserve tanks full this winter in case there is a fire so the city has adequate water supply in case of an emergency. Mayor Hurt reported they have located a majority of the shut offs for the residential connections in town.
SEWER COMMISSIONER:
Mayor Hurt reported he had the main line flushed out to the lagoons as it seemed there was an issue with the pressure in the flowline to the lagoons. The pressure switch was also replaced in the dry well at the new lift station.
OTHERS:
Councilwoman Splichal inquired where the city would like to plant trees and how much money was set aside for this project. The council gave some suggestions for the locations and stated to try to find the grants that supported the entire cost of the project if possible.
Councilman White reported on the redistricting meeting he attended for Stark County and stated they appointed an individual from Gladstone to the position.
The auditor reported the copy machine is out of order and the cost to repair is greater than the value of the machine. The city received a couple quotes for copy machines after reviewing them the council agreed to lease the copy machine from Advanced Business Machines. A motion to lease a copy machine from Advanced Business Machines was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried
The fuel fleet cards were discussed and a motion to grant the auditor permission to apply for three cards through the Cenex Fleet fuel program that was recommended by the current provider motion was made by Councilman White and seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor. Motion carried.
Councilwoman Splichal inquired if someone was living in the RV parked beside Councilman Sticka’s residence. Councilman Sticka stated someone is remodeling the RV but he is living in his house.
The council discussed the additional sign the school would like to put up beside the existing state golf champs sign in the ditch coming into town. The council does not have any issues as long as it doesn’t cause any issues with snow removal or obstructing the view.
Councilman Binstock would like to have the auditor apply for a burn permit for the landfill.
UTILITY BILLS:
The council reviewed the past due accounts and requested the auditor to send out past due notices and give the individuals 10 days to pay the past due amounts or they will be shut off and service will be not be reconnected until the account balance is current and all fees for reconnection are paid in full. The council discussed shutting off the delinquent accounts and will be charging them the current disconnect and reconnect fees as stated in the city ordinances.
REVIEW OF FINANCIAL REPORTS & BILLS:
Floyd Hurt Maintenance 581.80 Ck.11397
Renae Praus City Auditor Wages/Mileage 3321.16 Ck.11404
Energy Services Clean out Sewer Line to lagoon 618.00 Ck.11405
Dakota Pump Transducer reserve tank 310.00 Ck.11406
Quill Office Products Office Supplies 97.98 Ck.11407
Pump Systems Lift Station repairs 300.00 Ck.11408
US Post Office Stamps 80.00 Ck.11409
Roughrider Electric Street Lights 24.50 Ck.11420
City of South Heart Utilities 133.00 Ck.11410
Heart Country Fuel 40.48 Ck.11411
SW Pipeline Authority November 3902.65 Ck.11400
ND One Call Locates 12.50 Ck.11398
Railroad Management W & S Line lease 626.60 Ck.11399
Forum Communications Publish Minutes 211.75 Ck.11412
CHS Fuel 90.56 Ck.11413
Heart Country Fuel 90.56 Ck.11414
Uline Marking Flags 27.29 Ck.11415
Quill Office Ink cartridges 478.89 Ck.11416
St Paul Stamp Works Dog Tags 106.53 Ck.11417
Tarence Dillinger Maintenance 149.61 Ck.11418
US Post Office Stamps 55.00 Ck.11419
Roughrider Electric Street Lights 24.50 Ck.11420
Legal Edge Solutions Legal Fees 390.00 Ck.11427
ND Water Users AssociationDues 100.00 Ck.11428
JK Excavation Sewer Line/Shut off Repairs 2800.00 Ck.11429
MGM Sanitation Refuse Contract 4561.84 Ck.11430
Heart Country LLC Fuel 75.98 Ck.11431
Rudy’s Lock & Key Lift Station Pad a Locks 63.00 Ck.11432
Justabouts Services Street Repairs 17350.00 Ck.11433
Mike Sticka Maintenance-sewer 49.87 Ck.11434
Consolidated Telcom Phone/Internet 255.71 Ck.11435
ND Surplus Property Tools 5.00 Ck.11436
Roughrider Electric Street Lights 2.69 Ck.11437
Montana Dakota Utilities Street Lights 2161.90 Ck.11402
Ferguson Water Works Water Department 11.33 Ck.11403
Montana Dakota Utilities Utilities 194.92 Ck.11401
VOID Ck.11421
VOID Ck.11422
VOID Ck.11423
VOID Ck.11424
VOID Ck.11425
VOID Ck.11426
A motion to pay vouchers for the month of November, approve the Financial Reports and Pledge Agreements as submitted was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT:
No further business, motion to adjourn was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman White. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Floyd R. Hurt, Mayor Renae Praus, City Auditor
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