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November 1, 2021 City of Gladstone City Council Meeting Minutes 6pm - 7:30pm Subject to Approval Present: Cody Silbernagel, Darrell Sadowsky, Paul Reinbold, and Mark Erdman.

November 1, 2021
City of Gladstone
City Council Meeting Minutes
6pm - 7:30pm
Subject to Approval
Present: Cody Silbernagel, Darrell Sadowsky, Paul Reinbold, and Mark Erdman. Randy Wyatt advised Cody he would not be attending.
Mayor Cody Silbernagel called the meeting to order.
Motion to approve the October Meeting Minutes, contingent to adding that Jeremey would find the required distance between the speed bumps and signs, was made by Darrell, seconded by Paul, and carried by an all aye vote.
Attorney Report:
The Sorensons were charged with disorderly conduct due to their numerous pet nuisance complaints. Christina recommends the City wait to see how that process plays out in hopes that it solves the issue.
Christina is working on the fee schedule and will touch base with the City of Dickinson to potentially adopt the same overweight permit fees.
Maintenance Report
The alleyway between Spruce and Walnut has been repaired.
The speed bumps have been removed for winter. The second set has arrived and will be placed in the spring.
Engineering Report:
Jeremy is continuing to work on the cemetery lots map.
Jeremy is working on obtaining estimated costs for work to be done on the west Main Street gravel road.
Jeremy discussed the alley between River St. and Cottage being considered a designated alley, which means it is owned by the City. Kaden Barlow's fence crosses this property but it's not known how far back he'd need to move it. There's also a shed placed in the alley; the owner is prepared to move it, however, there isn't a culvert on the road's approach. Cody recommends vacating the alley so the residents can extend their fences/sheds. Utilities can be fenced in but the owners of the property should grant access to the utility companies. Cody suggests inviting the utility companies to a meeting to discuss the potential vacate process if that's how the Council chooses to proceed. Jeremy said the best possible option would be to vacate the easement and have it changed to a utility easement. Mark suggested that if the City vacates the alleyway, the property owners should have to purchase the extra property; however, he also has concerns about the alley being blocked, such as, the utilities currently installed, potential emergency routes, and potential garages in the residents' back yards.
Mark made a motion to add a culvert and an approach in the alleyway from 1st Street. This was seconded by Darrell and carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to notify the property owners to vacate the alley was made by Mark, seconded by Darrell, and carried by an all aye vote.
Mark asked Jeremy to also check Nikki Larson's property line in the alley.
Old Business:
Carolyn Dewall and Mike Jones attended the meeting to discuss bringing a new home to Dewall's property. Mark confirmed he gave a copy of the building permit application to Mel Zent; he will also assist Mike through the process of getting the building permit application reviewed. Carolyn asked how long the variance approval lasts; Cody confirmed it is valid for one year, but always open to be reviewed again.
New Business:
The Senior Citizen's Club was disappointed about the mineral rights not being included in their purchase of the community center. Going forward, the City will make it clear that the mineral rights are not included. Lorraine asked to standardize the deed documents so all sales documents have similar information.
Cody and Jordan discussed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the process of accepting the funds of $54,638.92. Cody recommended accepting the funds and putting them into a new bank account to simplify the record-keeping process.
Motion to accept the ARPA funds was made by Mark, seconded by Darrell, and carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to open a new bank account for the ARPA funds was made by Mark, seconded by Darrell, and carried by an all aye vote.
Stark County is holding a redistricting meeting and requires a representative from Gladstone to attend. Mark advised he would like to attend and will be present at the November 19th meeting.
Some residents in town want to hold a Christmas event and would like the City to participate by purchasing prizes for potential games. The Council will discuss a donation at the December meeting.
Mark would like to fill the ice skating rink.
Paul mentioned that a resident left couches alongside a curb. Jordan will send them a letter.
Mark asked if Darcy Fossum was notified about the Conex box. Cody confirmed he was notified and has three more months to have it removed, which would be six months total since it was placed.
BEK was here to fix another portion of water line from the main to the curb stop.
Motion to approve the October bills was made by Paul, seconded by Mark, and carried by an all aye vote.
Motion to adjourn was made by Darrell, seconded by Paul, and carried by an all aye vote.
October 31st Account Balances
General Checking: $630,184.09
Park Checking: $43,746.32
CD #0832: $50,298.18
CD #9423: $100,000.00
Total: $824,228.59
October 2021 Payroll
Tony $1,258.95
Jordan $1,100.00
Wendy $522.20
Maria $874.50
October Bills
BND $3,090.53
Diamond Truck Equip. $4,800.00
Georges Tire $50.00 (2 Tubes for Ranger)
MGM Sanitation $3,813.25
MDU $1,285.48
Northern Improvement $33,101.64
Onecall Concepts $2.50
SW Water $4,804.16
SW Grain $59.91
Sure Sign $536.00 (No Motorized Vehicle & Speed Bump signs)
BEK Consulting $6,341.30
SW Dist. Health $60.00
West Plains Inc. $5.36
A-1 Sanitation $260.00 (Porta-John Rental & Maintenance)
AE2S $386.90
Dakota Sports $5.79
Forum Comm. $132.44
VISA $1,118.93 ($708.66 - Speed Bumps. $5.00 - Notary Fee. $10.48 - Chicken Bands. $242.00 - Stamps. $142.79 - Shredder. $10.00 - Monthly Microsoft Subscription)
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