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Minutes City of South Heart Regular Meet

Minutes City of South Heart Regular Meeting September 12, 2022 7:00 P.M. MAYOR: COUNCILMEMBERS: Floyd R Hurt Jeremey Binstock Mike Stick Brock White Arlen Kubas CITY AUDITOR: Renae Praus UNAPPROVED MINUTES: ROLL CALL: Hurt, White, Praus, Binstock, Sticka, Kubas ALSO PRESENT: Mel Zent (Building Inspector),Kyle Michaels- Billings County Ambulance, Lester Iverson-Belfield Ambulance REGULAR MEETING: Mayor Hurt called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. OATH OF OFFICE: Arlen Kubas was presented the oath of office for a 2-year term to fill out the vacancy of Chris Splichal’s term. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Councilman Binstock made a motion to approve the agenda and Councilman Sticka seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried. MINUTES: Councilman White made a motion to approve the August 1, 2022, Regular Meeting Minutes and Councilman Binstock seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried. BELFIELD /BILLING COUNTY AMBULANCE: Lester Iverson and Kyle Michaels were present again to discuss the funding needed for the ambulances to operate. There was a lengthy discussion on the financial funding for the ambulance. The council discussed possible funding they could assist with and will research other funding options to discuss at the October meeting. The issue was tabled until October’s meeting. CITY ZONING ISSUES: The council discussed the zoning issue regarding the Bad Pennies Club House. Councilman Sticka stated Jerry Storjohann the owner of the residence informed him he took down the sign and flag on the house and it is using solely as a residence. The council will review the situation if further concerns arise. GAMING PERMIT 50/05 IDK BAR: The council discussed the permit regulation and 50/50 permit cannot be issued to the IDK Bar because they are not a 501 (C) (3). Sticka will contact the state gaming commission and discuss the situation with them. Councilman White made a motion to allow a gaming permit to be issued to the Bad Pennies RC as long as the state laws are followed, and the gaming permit is permittable by the state, motion was seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried. CITY UTILITY RATES: Councilman Sticka made a motion to table the discussion on rates until January 2023, Councilman White seconded motion. All in favor. Motion carried FINAL BUDGET HEARING AND APPROVAL: There was discussion on budget and increases to some of the general fund line items after the review Councilman Stcka made a motion to approve the Final Reading of the 2023 Budget, motion was seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried SHERIFF/POLICE REPORT: Police Commissioner White informed the council the only report to discuss was regarding a dog biting another dog and suggested the city revise it ordinance to mirror the Sherriff’s Departments. The council will discuss this at the monthly October meeting. STREET COMMISSIONER: Street Commissioner Binstock reported the street repairs have been completed except for 1st Street this was left out do the cost of the repairs for one street. WATER COMMISSIONER: Mayor Hurt would like to appoint Arlen Kubas to the water commissioner. Mayor Hurt informed the council everything is operating smoothly. The auditor informed the council Maguire Iron will be out to complete the water tower cleaning the end of October. Commissioner Hurt reported most of the water shut offs have been marked in town and the fire hydrants have been oiled and pumped out. SEWER COMMISSIONER: Mayor Hurt informed the council the lift station pumps are operating properly. Mayor Hurt informed the council he would like to discuss with Dakota Pump the invoice for the repairs they completed before we pay the full amount. Mayor Hurt reported the lagoon cell #3 has been drained and cell #2 has been sent into the state for approval to discharge. BRAVERA INSURANCE POLICY: The council reviewed the insurance policy. Councilman White made a motion to approve the city’s yearly insurance policy from Bravera, motion was seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor. Motion carried MIDCO CABLE: Councilman Kubas made a motion to approve the 10-year franchise agreement from Midcontinent motion was seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor. Motion carried OTHERS: Mayor Hurt discussed the drainage ditches on the north side of town off Rudolph Ave and the drainage ditch by the city shop that need to be cleaned out. Councilman Sticka made a motion to approve the clean out and repairs to the ditches motion was seconded by Councilman White. Mel Zent (City Building Inspector) discussed with the council he may have to increase his fees to cover the costs for the new ICC code books that will need to be enforced beginning January 2023. The council understood the increase and thanked Mr. Zent for the service he provides for the city. The council discussed the past due utility accounts all utility accounts that are over 60 days past due will be shut off. The service will not be reconnected until the balance is paid in full. Disconnect and reconnection fees will apply to the balance and must be paid in full before the service is reconnected. REVIEW OF FINANCIAL REPORTS & BILLS: Floyd Hurt Maintenance 814.53 Ck.11710 Performance Truck Wrench 204.00 Ck.11711 Tarence Dillinger Maintenance 3077.71 Ck.11736 Renae Praus City Auditor Wages/Mileage 3679.57 Ck.11708 US Post Office Stamps 88.00 Ck.11707 MARC Lift Station Degreaser 316.09 Ck.11705 Roughrider Electric Street Lights 24.50 Ck.11721 City of South Heart Utilities 133.00 Ck.11715 Ebeltoft, Sickler Lawyers Legal Fees 315.00 Ck.11673 Cenex Fuel 257.68 Ck.11713 Advanced Business Machines Copy Machine Lease 88.05 Ck.11714 SW Pipeline Authority August 14461.72 Ck.11712 Consolidated Telcom Phone/Internet 260.90 Ck.11675 MTI Shipping 68.50 Ck.11697 Renae Praus Postage(water/lagoon) 76.70 Ck.11700 Newby’s Spray Paint-water shut offs 88.69 Ck.11701 ND One Call Locates 50.70 Ck.11702 Montana Dakota Utilities Utilities 1916.84 Ck.11703 Bravera Ins Premium 3960.00 Ck.11704 USPS Stamps 60.00 Ck.11722 Heart River Auto Repairs 60.00 Ck.11717 South Heart Park Board ½% Sales Tax 18563.90 Ck.11718 Menards Supplies 26.12 Ck.11716 Ferguson Water Works Water Dept Supplies 378.00 Ck.11720 Jeremey Binstock Maintenance 99.73 Ck.11737 Just About Services LLC Street Repairs 7800.00 Ck.11738 Dakota Pump and Control Lift Station Repairs 6171.70 Ck.11739 Montana Dakota Utilities Utilities 199.21 Ck.11674 VOID CHECK NUMBERS 11676-11696 VOID CHECK NUMBERS 11723-11735 VOID Ck.11698 VOID Ck.11699 VOID Ck.11709 Councilman Binstock made a motion to pay vouchers for the month of August, approve the Financial Reports and Pledge Agreements as submitted and Councilman White seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried. ADJOURNMENT: Councilman Sticka made a motion if no further business to adjourn and Councilman Kubas seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned. _________________ _____________________ Floyd R. Hurt, Mayor Renae Praus, City Auditor (Sept. 28, 2022) 105011