Minutes City of South Heart Regular Meeting April 6, 2020 7:00 P.
City of South Heart
April 6, 2020
Floyd R HurtJayme Lefor
UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The meeting was closed to the public due to the Covid-19 virus but the public was invited to call into the meeting if they had a concern for the council to discuss. This was posted in various locations around the city to inform the residents of the meeting procedures.
ABSENT: Jayme Lefor
ROLL CALL: Binstock, Splichal, Sticka, Hurt, Praus
ALSO PRESENT (By Phone): Natalie Wandler (City Tax Assessor)
REGULAR MEETING: was called to order by Mayor Hurt at 7:00pm
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to approve the March 2, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried.
TAX EQUALIZATION MEETING:
Natalie Wandler, Tax Assessor informed the council of the increase in taxes for this year Market Value increased by $793,200 and Taxable Value increased by $33,795. A motion to approve the increase of for the property taxes for the city of South Heart was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor
CITY UTILITY CHARGES FOR VACANT LOTS:
INSURANCE PROVIDER FOR NDIRF:
A motion to approve American Insurance as the city agent for the NDIRF Policy effective July 1, 2020 was made by Councilman Binstock and seconded by Councilwoman Splichal. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to approve the Liquor License for the Golf Course club house presented by Players Sports Club Bar & Grill LLC dba Tee Shots Bar & Grill the cost for the license is $1500.00 was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor. Motion carried.
Commissioner Binstock informed the council Northern Improvement will be out this week to look at the streets and get some figures together for the city.
Mayor Hurt reported the water department was operating smoothly. The auditor presented the certification for the city of South Heart for 2019 stating it was in compliance with the State Health Department on all testing and monitoring of the water system.
Mayor Hurt reported Sackman Electric was out and repaired the generator at the old lift station and reset the alarm on the new lift station.
The council discussed several dog issues that are occurring in town. The residents need to get their dogs licensed and the limit is two dogs per household. They need to be leashed or contained within a fence as the city does have a leash ordinance against dogs running at large. The city also has a noise ordinance in place that will cover the issue of the dogs barking excessively. The council will notify the Sherriff Department and citations will be issued immediately for those residents in violation of the city ordinances.
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:
City of South HeartUtilities125.00Ck.10861
Renae PrausCity Auditor Wages/Mileage3385.42Ck.10857
State Tax CommissionerQuarterly State Tax135.00Ck.10858
ND One CallLocates6.00Ck.10859
Forum Publish Minutes192.10Ck.10862
MARCChemical for Lift Station206.94Ck.10863
Station Bond ServiceFinal Bond Payment21035.00Ck.10865
Sackman ElectricLift Station262.37Ck.10867
Legal Edge SolutionsLegal Fees78.00Ck.10868
Stark CountyPolicing/Tax Assessor1000.00Ck.10866
Southwest District Health UnitWater Testing60.00Ck.10873
SW Pipeline AuthorityMarch4413.20Ck.10874
Dakota West InspectionBuilding Inspection6751.10Ck.10875
Performance Truck Repairs/Seat Pickup789.25Ck.10876
Roughrider ElectricStreet Lights24.50Ck.10871
Montana Dakota Utilities Utilities 2259.95Ck.10869
MGM SanitationRefuse Contract4272.56Ck.10860
A motion to pay vouchers for the month of March, approve the Financial Reports and Pledge Agreement as submitted was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried.
No further business, motion to adjourn was made by Councilwoman Splichal and seconded by Councilman Sticka. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Floyd R. Hurt, Mayor Renae Praus, City Auditor
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