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REGULAR MEETING OF THE KILLDEER CITY COMMISSION December 21st, 2020 Commission President Chuck Muscha called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.

REGULAR MEETING
OF THE KILLDEER CITY
COMMISSION
December 21st, 2020
Commission President Chuck Muscha called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m. Commissioners present were Kevin Candrian, Logan Wallace and Kelly Summerfield with Commissioner Carey Praus present via conference call. Cameron Deperalta, Carie Boster, Levi Bang, Jeff Simmons, Mark Benz, Brett Morlok, Richard Pelton, and Cindy Candrian were present with Nate Bouray, Dennis Freund, Steve Rude, and John Lowry present via conference call.
Commissioner Wallace moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Summerfield. The consent agenda consisted of the minutes of the December 7th 2020 regular meeting, minutes of the December 14th, 2020 special meeting; bills; financial statement; and gaming site authorization for the Killdeer Saddle Club at the Herald Bar. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Mark Benz discussed with the Commission a request to vacate Weber Ave, which is a street that is on the north and west side of the Grab N Go in the Hutchinson First Addition. Commissioner Candrian made the motion to start the process between the landowners (Mark Benz & John Bang) & the City on the vacate process for Weber Ave area, seconded by Commissioner Wallace. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
John Lowry with Lowry engineering updated the Commission on the current road choices for the new school. President Muscha appointed Commissioner Wallace to be on a sub committee with City Engineer Morlok, John Lowry, and School Board representation for road design and location choice.
Dennis Freund discussed with the Commission an issue where his basement at his residence and a couple others were flooded in August 2013 due to construction on Railroad St that left an opening in the sewer line for the rainwater to cause back up in the line. City Attorney Bouray informed the Commission that the issue is between Mr. Freund and the construction company, Merryman Excavation, and that significant time has passed on the issue where it should have been dealt with between the two parties in the 2013-2014 timeframe.
Commissioner Summerfield made the motion to approve alcohol license renewals for the High Plains Community Center (On Sale Beer & Liquor $250), Cobblestone (On Sale Beer & Liquor $1500), Ezra Barrows Post #46 (On Sale Beer & Liquor $250). The motion was seconded by Commissioner Candrian. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Commissioner Wallace made the motion to approve raising the City water rate from $6.56/1000 gallons to $6.65/1000 gallons, following the Southwest Water Authority rate increase, seconded by Commissioner Praus. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Commissioner Summerfield made the motion to approve raising the rural garbage rates from $20 a month to $35, seconded by Commissioner Wallace. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
City Engineer Brett Morlok gave an update on the water & sewer project for the new school, as well as an update on the State Water Commission Meeting regarding potential funding for the HWBL Subdivision Water Project. Engineer Morlok thanked the Commission for continued work with the City and wished everybody a Merry Christmas.
Commissioner Candrian made the motion to table discussion on the updated two-year service agreement with AE2S, seconded by Commissioner Praus. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Commissioner Candrian made the motion to remove the dental/vision employee reimbursement program ($150 cap for dental work, $150 cap for vision work per year), seconded by Commissioner Wallace. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Commissioner Candrian made the motion to pay retiring Public Works Superintendent Greg Nordsven $50 for every year of full-time service (40 years with City) and cover the amount to be taxed so the full amount paid, seconded by Commissioner Praus. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Commissioner Summerfield made the motion to add to the policy handbook employees who have worked for the City of Killdeer between 5-9 years may be eligible for a $25 years of service benefit with Commission approval. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wallace. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Commissioner Candrian made the motion to pay retiring Building Inspector Ron Fettig a service credit of $25 for 9 years of full-time work with the City and to cover the amount to be taxed so the full amount paid. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wallace. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Administrator Oase discussed a water/sewer/garbage stipend for retiring Public Works Superintendent Nordsven based on years of service and past accommodations.
Public Works Employee Cameron Deperalta updated the Commission on the issue of beavers building a dam in Spring Creek in the HWBL subdivision and potential flooding issues. City Attorney Bouray will look into the item.
Commissioner Candrian made the motion to table the quote from Electro Watchman for camera & software for $3999.81, seconded by Commissioner Wallace. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Commissioner Candrian made the motion to table the discussion on the employee Water/Sewer/Garbage, seconded by Commissioner Wallace. All voted aye on a roll call vote. M/C
Having no further business, Commissioner Wallace moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Summerfield. The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 P.M.
The following bills were approved for payment:
Payroll 12-18-2020 $32,680.49
EFTPS 12-18-2020 $11,588.11
3683E BC/BS $13,790.02
17674 2K Electric, LLC $2,603.30
17675 Advanced Engineering
$9,465.65
17676 Bank of North Dakota
$43,589.79
17677 BEK Consulting, LLC
$56,980.00
17678 Benz Oil Co., Inc. $47.93
17679 Cameron Deperalta $38.07
17680 City of Dickinson $6,577.65
17681 Cole Schmidt $8.85
17682 Dane Larsen $1,800.00
17683 DirectTV $155.33
17684 Dunn Co. Golf Assoc.
$21,794.90
17685 Eric Braathen $80.50
17686 Ferguson Waterworks
$2,400.00
17687 Forum Communications
$181.46
17688 Hinrichs Super Valu $308.90
17689 McKenzie Electric $540.82
17690 MDU $9,997.42
17691 ND Rural Water Systems
$130.00
17692 Newman Signs, Inc. $31.58
17693 Pacific Assets, Inc. $181.33
17694 Quality Quick Print $423.90
17695 Recreation Supply Co.
$135.63
17696 Safeguard Business Systems
$424.12
17697 SW Business Machines
$58.16
17698 Terracon Consultants, Inc.
$5,400.00
17699 The Dickinson Press $150.28
17700 Verizon Connect NWF $95.95
17701 Verizon Wireless $702.29
17702 American Bank Center
$920.41
17703 Wasteco Supply $1,362.60
17704 Western Choice Coop
$2,347.35
Minutes are subject to review and revisions.
Chuck Muscha, Commission President
Matt Oase, City Administrator
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