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Minutes City of South Heart Regular Meeting September 3, 2019 -7:00 P.

Minutes
City of South Heart
Regular Meeting
September 3, 2019 -7:00 P.M.

MAYOR: COUNCILMEMBERS:
Floyd R HurtJayme Lefor
Jeremy Binstock
CITY AUDITOR:Chris Splichal
Renae PrausMike Sticka

UNAPPROVED MINUTES:
ROLL CALL: Sticka, Lefor, Splichal, Praus
ABSENT: Binstock
ALSO PRESENT: Peter Kuntz, Wyatt Synnes, Becky Stoner
REGULAR MEETING: was called to order by Acting Mayor Hurt at 7:00pm
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilman Splichal.
MINUTES:
A motion to approve the August 5th 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes was made by Councilwomen Splichal and seconded by Councilman Sticka. Motion carried. All in favor.
GAMING PERMIT FOR CHRISTIAN MOTHERS:
A motion to approve the gaming permit for the Christian Mothers was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilwomen Splichal. Motion carried. All in favor.
BIDS ON EQUIPMENT:
CAT 10 Grader high bid was given to Donnie Decker for $1800.00
International Sander high bid was given to Bernie Binstock for $500.00
A motion was made by Councilwomen Splichal to approve the sale of the equipment and give the persons awarded the bid two weeks to remove the equipment from the city property and seconded by Councilman Sticka. Motion carried. All in favor.
CITY ENGINEER JON BROSZ:
Not present
SANDRA KUNTZ (CITY ATTORNEY)
Not present.
FINAL READING 2020 BUDGET:
The council was present the 2020 Budget for review and a motion to approve the final reading was made by Councilman Sticka and seconded by Councilwomen Splichal. All in favor.
STREET COMMISSIONER:
The auditor contacted Jon Brosz (City Engineer) for his recommendations for a contractor for street sealing since Prairie Paving is no longer in that business. He recommended Aztec and will get the numbers to Street Commissioner Binstock.
BECKY STONER:
Ms. Stoner was present to discuss their plans for lots 7-12 in Block 3 in the Original Plat. The council suggested the city present the plans to building inspector Mel Zent for his approval before we move forward with any decisions. The lot dimensions are 150ft X 132ft.
WATER COMMISSIONER:
Justin Kruger has completed the repairs we had scheduled but the water tower project is postponed until next week.
SEWER DEPARTMENT:
Mayor Hurt reported all sewer lines and manholes were cleaned out in August. The screen at the old lift station vent pipe was replaced.
OTHERS:
Councilman Sticka asked if the city would be interested in selling the RV Park that was built by Weflans contractors. The council suggested they contact the park board to have them prepare the proper paperwork for the transfer back to the city since they expressed at the city meeting they are no longer interested in possession of the RV Park and wanted it turned back to the city. Then the city may move forward with a decision.
Mayor Hurt brought up the old bank building he wants the city to move the auditor's office into the building as soon as possible since the city can't rent or sell the property for ten years. At that point and time the city can make another decision on what they would like to do from that time forward. Councilman Lefor stated he doesn't think they should be able to control what the city does with the property if they donated it to the city. A motion to approve to move the city auditor to the bank building was made by Councilwomen Splichal and seconded by Councilman Sticka. Motion carried. Lefor-nay Sticka-aye Splichal-aye
IDK PERMIT FOR STREET DANCE:
A motion to approve a permit for September 21, 2019 for the IDK Bar was made by Councilman Lefor and seconded by Councilwomen Splichal. Motion carried. Sticka abstained from voting. All in favor.
STARION BOND SERVICE:
A motion to approve the resolution from Starion Bond Services for bond services for the city projects was made by Councilman Lefor and seconded by Councilwomen Splichal. Motion carried. All in favor.
Mayor Hurt would like to thank Councilman Binstock for his assistance with getting the replacement sander the city received from Stark County. The sander was donated to the city and we greatly appreciate their generosity.
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:
MenardsSupplies19.76Ck.10642
MenardsSupplies10.99Ck.10643
Floyd HurtBatteries25.56Ck.10644
City of South HeartUtilities121.00Ck.10645
Legal Edge SolutionsLegal Fees702.00Ck.10639
Renae PrausPostage8.30Ck.1064
Don's Sewer CleaningUsed camera manhole240.00Ck.10647
Heart River AutoRepairs19.00Ck.10648
Creative EnergyDiesel265.86Ck.10649
Renae PrausCity Auditor Wages/Mileage3820.34Ck.10655
Wyatt SynnesMaintenance2623.91Ck.10662
Shane HoltzPD Wages129.29Ck.10661
Floyd HurtMaintenance881.02Ck.10654
Forum Publish Minutes321.30Ck.10650
Peter KuntzMaintenance1322.20Ck.10653
SW Pipeline AuthorityJune13275.31Ck.10669
Roughrider ElectricStreet Lights24.50Ck.10668
USPSPostage70.00Ck.10651
T-RexFuel PD22.04Ck.10640
Belfield Plumbing Repair hydrant1435.35Ck.10641
Running Supplies33.00Ck.10666
MARCSewer Cleaner Stabilizer205.37Ck.10667
Brosz Engineering FeesEngineering575.00Ck.10656
Ferguson Water Works Sewer Supplies62.16Ck.10657
Jayme LeforMaintenance49.87Ck.10658
Montana Dakota Utilities Utilities2128.62Ck.10652
MGM SanitationRefuse Contract4060.56Ck.10663
American InsurancePremium 4186.00Ck.10664
ND Department of HealthConference Fees200.00Ck.10665
US Post OfficeStamps55.00Ck.10670
A motion to pay vouchers for the month of August, approve the Financial Reports and Pledge Agreement as submitted was made by Councilwomen Splichal and seconded by Councilman Lefor. All in favor. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT:
No further business, motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Lefor and seconded by Councilman Splichal. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Floyd R. Hurt, Mayor Renae Praus, City Auditor
(Published: September 14, 2019)