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REGULAR MEETING DICKINSON CITY COMMISSIONAugust 17, 2021 I.

REGULAR MEETING
DICKINSON CITY COMMISSIONAugust 17, 2021
I.CALL TO ORDER
President Scott Decker called the meeting to order at 4:30 PM.
II.ROLL CALL
Present were: President Scott Decker, Vice President Jason Fridrich, Absent:
1.ORDER OF BUSINESS
MOTION BY: Jason Fridrich SECONDED BY: Suzi Sobolik
To approve the August 17, 2021 Order of Business as presented with the addition of a Development Agreement with Stable Estates.
DISPOSITION: Motion carried unanimously.
2.CONSENT AGENDA
MOTION BY: Nikki Wolla SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich
A.Approval of meeting minutes dated August 3, 2021.
B.Approval of Accounts Payable, Commerce Bank & Checkbook.
DISPOSITION:Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0Motion declared duly passed
3. ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE
A. Monthly Financial Report
Accountant Robbie Morey presents the monthly financial report which shows the treasurers report to be down about $500,000 in the unassigned cash, investments show no major changes, 1% shows a slightly trend down which is like the year 2020, Hospitality and Occupancy tax slightly down along with the oil impact funds. Accountant Morey states the general fund expenses show to be under budget and the general fund collection is about 66% collected.
MOTION BY: John Odermann SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich
To approve the monthly financial report.
DISPOSITION:Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0
Motion declared duly passed
B. Public Safety Training Center Design
City Administrator Brian Winningham presents the request to fund a preliminary study and design of public safety training center. The cost of the study could be up to $30,000 to do an initial design. This study will show the designs and presentations.
Police Chief Dustin Dassinger states he has been waiting for the decision of the Commission in regards to the timeline of the study. He states the most important portion of the center will be the programming. Funding is coming out of the Cares Act Fund.
MOTION BY: John Odermann SECONDED BY: Suzi Sobolik
To approve funding of the preliminary study and design of the public safety training center not to exceed $30,000.
DISPOSITION:Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0
Motion declared duly passed
C. CBDG Grant Application for Able, Inc.
Deputy City Administrator Linda Carlson presents a final pre-application for the CBDG for Able Inc. This project is to continue the projects that are investing accessibility concerns in the T-Rex Mall.
Mike Klein from Able updates the Commissions on the new face lift for the T-Rex Mall. He states there have been many improvement since their purchase in 2019 and they continue to improve the property. They are requesting the CBDG grant at an amount of $215,900 with a match from Able of $53,825. This grant would make sure accessibility for low income disabled persons working at the mall and for people with limitations. There will be removal and replacement of concrete in the entrance and installation of automatic indoor openers.
MOTION BY: Suzi Sobolik SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich
Adopt Resolution 25-2021
RESOLUTION NO. _25 - 2021
A RESOLUTION REGARDING SPONSORSHOP OF ABLE, INC.
DISPOSITION:Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0
Motion declared duly passed
D. Chapter 4 Amendments
City Attorney Christina Wenko identifies specific changes that have been completed in the ND Century Code is to sell alcohol on Sunday's beginning at 8:00 a.m. Currently establishments are not allowed to sell alcohol until 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. The new State law has changed to sell at 8:00 a.m.
MOTION BY: Suzi Sobolik SECONDED BY: Nikki Wolla
To approve first reading of Ordinance No. 1725.
ORDINANCE NO. __ 1725
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING CHAPTER 4.04.090 OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA, RELATING TO THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
DISPOSITION: Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed
E. Reports:
1. HR Monthly Report
HR Coordinator Shelly Nameniuk presents the monthly HR Report to include the following openings, Utilities Manager, Water Reclamation Facility Operator, Solid Waste Operator, Communication Specialists, Corporal and several other positions.
Police Chief Dustin Dassinger discusses the Communications Specialists openings and states that being a dispatcher for the regional center is stressful and is shift work. This is a position that a person cannot prepare for. It is a calling as it has the same difficulties for young police officers in the country. At this time there are three openings in the dispatch center. The dispatch center is a 24/7 position and is for the region. He states if there is a crisis in western ND these incidents are all ran through dispatch.
4.PUBLIC SAFETY
A. Fire Department
1. Reports:
None
B. Police Department
1. Reports
Monthly Report
Police Chief Dustin Dassinger updates the Commission on the monthly Police Department
Report. He states there were 2,720 calls for service. He states July has been the busiest month so far in 2021. The top call for service was at 145 of suspicious persons/vehicles. There were 58 traffic accidents with 1 fatality, 557 traffic stops with 58 speeding and 21 driving without liability insurance. There were 102 behavioral health calls with 82 welfare checks. Criminal investigation has 67 new cases/incidents with 59 open investigations. There were 116 total criminal arrests. Chief Dassinger discusses training for the month. He states dispatch has been very busy in the month of July. The current staffing is 11 FT Dispatchers with 3 open positions. Animal Shelter shows 77 running at large animal calls; 68 impounds. He explains digital extraction to the Commissioners.
Commissioner John Odermann commends the Dickinson Police Department staff for the great training that was presented to the Trinity High School staff in regards to ALICE, drug usage and other topics.
5.ENGINEERING
A. Development Agreement - Stable Estates Subdivision
Interim City Engineer Loretta Marshik presents the Development Agreement for Stable Estates Subdivision. This area is outside the city limits. The City is not involved with this development but it was important to capture a few of the items, such as the roadway to connect in to State Avenue, flood plain issues and roadway. Therefore, the City would like to move forward and add it onto the agenda for this evening. This DA does protect the City's water line as this protection was taken care of in the plat which was approved last month.
Commissioner Jason Fridrich questions why the DA was not brought to the Planning and Zoning meeting prior to the Commission Meeting.
Planning Director Walter Hadley states DA's have been done both ways, brought to Planning and Zoning and then to Commission and/or directly to the Commissioner. He states for the longest time they were brought forward with the final plat. He states there were a number of conditions on the plat.
City Administrator Brian Winningham states this has been a long process and the developer has been waiting for us to agree. The City went out and surveyed the line and the easement and feels this is a good time to bring the DA forward.
MOTION BY: John Odermann SECONDED BY: Jason Fridrich
To approve the Development Agreement for Stable Estates to amend the wording of City of Dickinson to read in the ETZ.
DISPOSITION:Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0
Motion declared duly passed
6. PUBLIC WORKS
A. Reports
1. None
7. PLANNING
A. Reports
1. None
8.BUILDING/CODE ENFORCEMENT
A. Reports
1. None
9. PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENTS NOT ON AGENDA - 5:00 P.M.
A. Swearing in of Officers
City Administrator Brian Winningham swears in officers Abi Johnson and Jacob Kittelson.
B. Marathon Petroleum Foundations
City Administrator Brian Winningham states a number of months ago the City was approached by Marathon Petroleum for a grant opportunity. He states this seemed like a very good fit to support the community and the town square. He states Marathon does make renewable diesel. They do bring about a million dollars of revenue in. Marathon has given the City of Dickinson $200,000 for the town square. This shows great support for Marathon to come forward. Mr. Winningham would like to thank Marathon along with their staff.
Marathon Representative Graham Pickering looks forward to a future opportunity to partner with the City of Dickinson.
C. Public Comments on Agenda
None
10. COMMISSION
Commissioner John Odermann brings up the news article that was in the Dickinson Press and would like an explanation.
City Administrator Brian Winningham states the news article in regards to the homeowner and renters has many inaccuracies but that is the nature of the news. Mr. Winningham states citizens should take it for what it is worth. The City is in compliance with the municipal code. The City does not get into a matter that is typically a civil matter. A responder did go the residence. Mr. Winningham states there were 1,033 letters that went out to citizens for weed compliance in their yards. He states some citizens do not comply until the last day. He knows that it is tough when the landlord are bearing the brunt of it when the tenant is not paying the rent. It is the City's responsibility to keep the tenant and landlord safe and the City's hands are tied when it comes to a federal moratorium. This is a civil matter.
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. Contract Negotiations - Executive Session under NDCC 44-04-19.1 & 44-04-19.2
A. City Administrator Contract
President Scott Decker states Attorney Christina Wenko had sent out the Administrators Contract to all the Commissioners and if this contract is satisfactory with all the Commissioners then the City can move forward with the contract.
MOTION BY: Jason Fridrich SECONDED BY: Suzi Sobolik
To approve for Executive Session to discuss the City Administrators Contract according to NDCC 4404-19.1 (9) and 44-04-19.2.
DISPOSITION:Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0
Motion declared duly passed
MOTION BY: Nikki Wolla SECONDED BY: John Odermann
To approve the City Administrator's contract as presented.
DISPOSITION:Roll call vote…Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0
Motion declared duly passed
ADJOURNMENT
MOTION BY: Jason Fridrich SECONDED BY: John Odermann
Adjournment of the meeting at 5:50 P.M.
DISPOSITION: Roll call vote… Aye 5, Nay 0, Absent 0 Motion declared duly passed.
OFFICIAL MINUTES PREPARED BY:
Rita Binstock, Assistant to City Administrator
APPROVED BY:Brian Winningham, City Administrator
Scott Decker, PresidentBoard of City Commissioners
Date: August 3, 2021
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