Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
Mayor Schwarzbach then called the meeting to order
Council members present: Colby Baumgarn, Jon Sheehy, Rich Jespersen and Krystyl Kulbeck
Staff present: Tim LaBuda, Larry Geyer and Wendy Kleinsasser
Public: Gene Welty. Chuck Williams KLJ, Lorrie Merrill, Julea Robbins, BPD, Adele Otto via Zoom
Approval of Meeting Minutes: Rich Jespersen moved to approve the February minutes. Jon Sheehy seconded. Motion passed.
Sheriff’s Report: No report
Pivot: The mayor signed an agreement with 406 Ag for soil testing for the pivot.
Public Comment: None
New Pool report: Rich Jespersen reported that there is an initial agreement with the school. Before construction starts a lease will need to be in place. He also reported that he had submitted the grant request to the state today for the full $350,000.00 match. This grant expires in two years. There is a pool committee meeting planned for later in the month, then they plan to contact Chuck Williams about the possibility of further grants
KLJ: Chuck Williams gave an update on the storm drain project. He has asked ACME for a construction timeline.
Shaud reported that NCRWA voted in favor to get the pipeline done to Big Sandy.
Bear Paw Development Julea Robbins from Bear Paw Development informed the council that the storm drain budget shows an increase of $90,000.00. There is money available in both Pot A and Pot B ARPA funds. We will exhaust the Pot B funds. Jon Sheehy moved that Bear Paw request an allocation from both funds to offset the increase in the budget. Krystyl Kulbeck seconded and the motion passed.
Don Robertson: Don had his sewer line scoped and there are still problems with his connection to the main sewer line. He wanted it in the minutes in case something does happen with it. Public Works will check on the line and see what needs to be done. Possibly it can be remedied before the storm drain project starts.
Resolution 2022-16: BaRSSA funding request: Colby Baumgarn moved that the council pass the resolution. Rich Jespersen seconded and it passed unanimously on a roll call vote.
MTD map certification: Rich Jespersen move that the mayor certify the map. Krystyl Kulbeck seconded and the motion passed.
Community Decay Ordinance review: The council reviewed the changes made by the city attorney and decided that there should be some forms that can be given to those in violation, spelling out the steps that will be taken and the time frames for each step.
Old Hotel: Still waiting on Jeff Myers to sign over the deed. The clerk got copies of the tax statements.
Noise issue: The clerk will contact MDT to find out about signage for muffler requirements.
Committee Reports: None
Mayor Report: None
Public Works: PWD Tim LaBuda reported that he had purchased two surplus generators at a cost of $1,000.00 each. Both are valued much higher and both have very little hours on them. There is also a side by side diesel skidsteer for sale for $6,500.00. Rich Jespersen moved the town purchase it, Colby Baumgarn seconded and the motion passed, with Jon Sheehy voting aganst the motion. Larry Geyer reported that there was a safety inspection at the town shop and it went well.
• The shut off list was distributed.
• The correspondence was distributed.
• Clerk: The shut off list was distributed.
Claims: Colby Baumgarn moved to approve the claims. Krystyl Kulbeck seconded and the motion passed.
General Journal Voucher: Colby Baumgarn moved to accept JV 2022-08. Jon Sheehy seconded; motion passed.
Any Business to be brought before the Council: Gene Welty had questions for the council regarding the inactive charges on his shop located behind the bakery.
There will be a public hearing on March 16 for the first reading of the Community Decay Ordinance.
The next council meeting will be held on April 7, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Rich Jespersen moved to adjourn.