The Walcott City Council Meeting was held May 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Walcott Fire Hall.
In attendance were Mayor Vining, council members Bennes, Brown, Rhodenbaugh, Oestreich. Also in attendance were Arnold Jordheim, Kaelan Akvik, and Darrin Nelson.
April Minutes were read and approved by Rhodenbaugh, 2nd by Bennes. All approved, motion carried.
Kaelan Akvik discussed snow removal damage caused to property. Vining will examine video evidence provided.
Vining spoke to Interstate Engineering about putting specs together, allowing more than one company permission to ‘tie’ into the city water lines. Water hookup fees will be discussed later to cover costs of inspection. Vining will invite Interstate to attend an upcoming meeting to discuss. Oestreich motioned to allow Darrin a one-time allowance to complete a water/sewer tie-in on a new house in town, 2nd by Rhodenbaugh. All approved, motion carried.
City clean up is May 18-19. Newsletters have been mailed.
Gravel bids were received from two companies. Rhodenbaugh motioned to approve the bid from TJM for $15.50 per yd, 2nd from Bennes. All approved, motion carried.
Vining will solicit bids on fixing the piece of road between the railroad tracks.
Council discussed mailbox damage due to snow removal. Mailbox must be physically hit by the plow, reported immediately to the City Mayor, and then the council will determine if the incident qualifies for a $25 reimbursement. Motioned by Bennes, 2nd by Brown. All approved, motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding the council allowing The Arc to enter the city as the new gambling provider for Brewzer’s, removing the Leonard Firefighters as the locally-benefited organization. The council provided no objection to allowing The Arc to provide gambling services in the City of Walcott.
Vining provided an update regarding the purchase and easement of church property.
Rhodenbaugh motioned to appoint the Wahpeton Daily News as the City’s official newspaper, 2nd by Bennes. All approved, motioned carried.
Resolution 2019-2 was read and authorizes the issuance and sale of $427,000 Wastewater Treatment Revenue Bond. Motion to adopt by Rhodenbaugh, second by Brown. All approved, motion carried.
The Post-Issuance Debt Compliance Policy and Procedures were read. Motion to adopt by Rhodenbaugh, second by Bennes. All approved, motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding costs of the new Lift station project. Bennes motioned to increase the previously discussed maximum sewer monthly rate to $30, pending future determination of exact rates, 2nd by Brown. All approved, motioned carried.
Water bills were discussed.
Next Meeting June 3, 2019.
Oestreich motioned to adjourn, Brown 2nd. All Approved, motion carried.
General Fund Balance 90,897.18
OTPCO 49.11 & 330.60;Jen S 554.10;Elm River 33.31;JDF 147.79;CHS 377.88;USPS 110;Glacier ENT 3640:US Treasury 459;Lee V 1308;Lies & Bullis 80
WSG Balance 60,896.61
OTPCO 450.81 & 57.14;AES2 6909.50BJ S. 184.70;Brian B. 184.70;SEWU 1362.61;City of Fargo 14;WM 1516.70 & 11.25;CCE 6;Ferguson 487.62;Shortprinter 151.87