The Walcott City Council Meeting was held November 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Walcott Fire Hall.
In attendance were Mayor Vining and council members Brown, Oestreich, Janowicz, and Rhodenbough. Also in attendance was John Kristanson.
October minutes and September financials were read and approved by Rhodenbough, 2nd by Oestreich. All approved, motion carried. No October financials this month due to bank transferring issues.
Council discussed options to sell Anderson lot. Bob Helbling quoted 7% of selling costs plus closing fees plus $700-800 of advertising if auctioned off. Realtor, Sebrina Knutson, quoted 6% of selling costs plus $500-800 in closing fees. Lee discussed land surveying options with Sebrina. Council needs to decide if we are going to do sealed bids, auction off, or list with a realtor. General council consensus is to move forward with listing with a realtor. Lee will contact Knutson.
As of the meeting, the City has not been contacted about putting a water meter into the new Berg building.
Skoog provided an update on meters and water bills. Most are paying correct amounts and on-time. Skoog will contact Banyon about possible upgrade to emailing option.
Due to an increase in costs from Waste Management, effective January 1, 2023, garbage rates will be increasing to $19 per metered account.
Mowing bill for Rick Anderson property was submitted. Council approved moving forward with paying $15 each mowing instance.
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the City of Walcott adopts the Richland County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Rhodenbough motioned to approve the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan resolution, seconded by Janowicz. All approved, motion carried.
Next Meeting December 5th, 2022.
Janowicz motioned to adjourn, Rhodenbough 2nd. All Approved, motion carried.
General Fund Balance 190,355.92
OTPCO 359.53 & 22.63; Jen S 554.10; USPS 180; Richland Co 25.92 & 335.08; Banyon 787.50
WSG Balance 65,313.12
OTPCO 68.12 & 166.97; Brian B. 369.40; SEWU 1273.51; Jen Skoog 70.38; WM 1788.20 & 13.47; AE2S 255; NDQE 251.58; Ferguson 3319.71; City of Fargo 14; Banyon 787.50
Regular Monthly Meetings
1st Monday @ 7:30pm
Walcott Fire Hall