SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE 3 months just 99¢/month

ADVERTISEMENT

CITY OF THOMPSON REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

CITY OF THOMPSON REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER October 4, 2021 The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, and County of Grand Forks, ND was held October 4, 2021 at 7:10 PM. Mayor Larimer, Council Members Bergeron, Hughes, Fretheim, Majkrzak, City Administrator, City Auditor, Chief of Police (COP) Plant Services, Public Works were present. Mayor Larimer called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM. He confirmed the next regular meeting will be held Monday, November 1, 2021. “Any Individual requiring special accommodations (i.e. alternative formatting of literature, an interpreter, or help in accessing the facility) should advise the City by contacting the City Auditor at PO Box 266, Thompson ND 58278, or by phone at 701-599-2973. Requests should be made seven (7) days prior to the meeting.” Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the minutes from the City Council Meeting of September 7, 2021. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Fretheim motioned to approve the Financial Reports. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Fretheim motioned to approve the payment of bills totaling $77,289.35. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council Member Hughes motioned to approve the 2022 Final Budget. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Fretheim motioned to approve the Second Reading of Resolution 9.0322 – Storage Containers, as is on file in the City Auditor’s office. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Fretheim motioned to approve the Second Reading of Resolution 10.1003 – Cabaret License, as is on file in the City Auditor’s office. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the Second Reading of Resolution 10.1004 – License Renewal Fee, as is on file in the City Auditor’s office. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. Council member Bergeron motioned to approve the First Reading of Resolution 3.0230 – Street Maintenance Fee, as is on file in the City Auditor’s office. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. The Police Monthly Report was presented. Council discussed various activity that has been happening around town. Chief Kurtz indicated that all situations have been addressed. The Public Works Monthly Report was presented. There was no discussion. Council member Bergeron visited with a number of residents that live along Crescent Drive. The consensus was that no additional stop signs should be installed. Council member Hughes also visited with a number of residents along Eighth Street. They also didn’t feel additional stop signs were necessary. However, in an effort to address Mr. Travis Johnson’s request for sign installation, the council requested that the COP and the City Engineer coordinate to present a recommendation at the next City Council meeting. In the interim, the City Council requests that the COP increase patrol of the area. Public Works reported that we are still waiting on data from Team Labs for the lagoon project. He has called the company and expects a response shortly. Per Mr. Gerald Reule’s request, the city has researched the fire hydrant heights and snow removal requirements. The fire department is equipped and trained to use pumper trucks. In addition, the East Central Regional Water District indicated that they do not utilize the hydrants either. Therefore, height and snow removal are a non-issue. No action will be taken at this time. The City Engineer and the City Attorney have not had an opportunity to meet to draft a load limit permit. Council member Hughes presented an option of requiring all axles to be down when driving on city streets. Council concurred. Council member Hughes inquired as to how the roads were built. Public Works indicated that on paper, they were all built the same. However, the actual work was inconsistent. Public Works was also asked to review the current ordinance to ensure the truck route is accurate. The City Administrator will contact the City Attorney to inquire if a map depicting the truck route can be included in the ordinance or if another placement would be more appropriate. Council member Bergeron asked what the spending options were for the ARPA and Prairie Dog Funds. At this point, the plan is to use both towards the sewer project. There are other options for the ARPA funds, but they require additional reporting and proof of economic hardship. Mayor Larimer informed the council that he had received an invitation to Governor Burgum’s MainStreet Summit in Fargo. He is unable to attend but offered the council members his ticket. The council requested that the City Administrator attend. In addition, Mayor Larimer asked the council to compile and prioritize a project list. He would like to focus on one item at a time so each project receives proper attention and is completed in a timely manner. Council member Fretheim motioned to adjourn. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried. _______________________ Barb Robinson, Auditor _______________________ Dean Larimer, Mayor (Jan. 12, 2022) 21808

Most Recent