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Minutes City of South Heart Regular Meeting December 2, 2019 7:00 P.

Minutes
City of South Heart
Regular Meeting
December 2, 2019
7:00 P.M.

MAYOR: COUNCILMEMBERS:
Floyd R. Hurt Jayme Lefor
Jeremy Binstock
CITY AUDITOR:Chris SplichalRenae PrausMike Sticka
UNAPPROVED MINUTES:
ROLL CALL: Binstock, Splichal, Sticka
ABSENT: Jayme Lefor
ALSO PRESENT: Peter Kuntz
REGULAR MEETING: was called to order by Mayor Hurt at 7:00pm.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Councilwomen Splichal and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried
MINUTES:
A motion to approve the November 4, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Binstock. Motion carried. All in favor. Motion carried
SW WATER AUTHORITY:
The council discussed the notice the city received outlining the increase in water rates from Southwest Water Authority. The city will receive the increase from SWWA the city will need to increase their rates as well to cover the added expense to the city budget. A motion to increase the rates by two dollars was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Binstock. This would raise the base rate to $19.00 (includes 2,000 gallons with base rate) and the rate per thousand after the base rate to $10.00. All in favor. Motion carried
SOUTH HEART SCHOOL CONTRACT:
The council discussed the contract that was approved last year at a rate of $100.00 per/hr. for snow removal. They will contact the Street Commissioner Binstock when they would like the snow plowed. A motion to renew the contract for 2019-2020 was made by Councilman Binstock and seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor. Motion carried
STREET COMMISSIONER:
The council thanked Councilman Binstock for job well done for getting the snow plowed off out city streets.
The council discussed the vehicles parked on the streets and suggested the auditor draft a letter to be sent out to these residents who are in violation.
WATER COMMISSIONER:
Water Commissioner Hurt reported everything seems to be running smoothly.
SEWER DEPARTMENT:
Mayor Hurt reported that we aren't having any issues and things are running good.
OTHERS:
A motion to renew the city membership with ND Rural Water Association was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Binstock. All in favor. Motion carried
A motion was made by Councilman Sticka to have Dakota Sign Works install a new sign out at the flag display as you are coming into town motion was seconded by Councilwomen Splichal. All in favor. Motion carried
A motion was made by Councilman Binstock to purchase a new trimmer; motion was seconded by Councilwomen Splichal. All in favor. Motion carried
The council decided to flood the area they own south of the pavilion for an ice rink for the kids to use.
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:
City of South HeartUtilities121.00Ck.10759
MenardsSupplies51.48Ck.10760
Legal Edge SolutionsLegal Fees780.00Ck.10761
Gooseneck EquipmentParts99.82Ck.10762
American InsuranceInsurance on sander133.00Ck.10763
Dakota West InspectionsBuilding Inspections7279.95Ck.10764
Renae PrausPostage24.00Ck.10766
Renae PrausCity Auditor Wages/Mileage3339.02Ck.10767
Floyd HurtMaintenance315.84Ck.10750
Forum Publish Minutes198.90Ck.10765
Peter KuntzMaintenance432.19Ck.10768
MDU Utilities2014.67Ck.10769
SW Water AuthorityWater use for November5111.28Ck.10770
Steffan Saw & BikeTrimmer283.94Ck.10771
Jayme LeforMaintenance49.87Ck.10772
Performance Truck Center Snow Plow/repair246.85Ck.10773
Jeremy BinstockMaintenance232.73Ck.10774
Chemistry LabLagoon Sample58.26Ck.10775
Stark CountyPolicing Services2000.00Ck.10776
Consolidated TelcomPhone Service187.79Ck.10777
Southwest District HealthWater Testing60.00Ck.10778
Montana Dakota Utilities Utilities144.78Ck.10752
MTIToro Repairs3721.02Ck.10753
Gooseneck EquipmentRepairs JD sweeper1807.21Ck.10754
Railroad ManagementW & S Lease517.85Ck.10755
ND Rural WaterDues245.00Ck.10756
Brosz Engineering Engineering345.00Ck.10757
Brosz EngineeringEngineering 512.50Ck.10758
MGM SanitationRefuse Contract4060.56Ck.10779
US Post OfficeStamps70.00Ck.10751
A motion to pay vouchers for the month of October, approve the Financial Reports and Pledge Agreement as submitted was made by Councilwomen Splichal and seconded by Councilman Sticka. All in favor. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT:
No further business, motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Bintock. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Floyd R. Hurt, Mayor Renae Praus, City Auditor
(Published: December 13, 2019)