CITY OF THOMPSON REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER JULY 6, 2021 The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, and County of Grand Forks, ND was held July 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM.
CITY OF THOMPSON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER
JULY 6, 2021
The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Thompson, and County of Grand Forks, ND was held July 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Mayor Larimer, Council Members Bergeron, Hughes, Fretheim, Majkrzak, City Administrator, City Auditor, Plant Services, Chief of Police (COP) and Public Works were present.
Mayor Larimer called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. He confirmed the next regular meeting will be held Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM. "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 Fretheim motioned to approve the minutes from the City Council Meeting of June 7, 2021. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried.
Council member Hughes motioned to approve the Financial Reports. Council member Fretheim seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried.
Council member Hughes motioned to approve the payment of bills totaling $59,288.51. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried.
Council member Hughes indicated that in conversations with Thompson Farmer's Elevator regarding their potential expansion, it was discovered that the city sales tax would be imposed on all materials delivered for use in Thompson. While a change of the ordinance is not necessary, he asked the council to consider thinking of some possible alternatives given the volume of the expense. Further discussion will be had at a future meeting.
Thompson Public School Superintendent Maus informed the council that he had forwarded the Temporary Variance Agreement to the school board for their review. The school board had a few concerns with the how the document was written. After much discussion it was decided that the school would provide their revisions for review by the city attorney and city engineer. After both sides have agreed to the terms, a copy of the document will be forwarded to the city council for their review as well. In the interim, per council direction, the project was not to be held up or shut down. Council member Fretheim rescinded his motion setting a deposit amount of $26,150.00 with the requirement that the City Engineer and/or the Maintenance Director inspects the road quality before, periodically during, and at the end of the project. Council member Hughes seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried.
The Police monthly report was presented. Council member Bergeron inquired about the about the progress on the signs. They have been ordered and are scheduled for installation.
Mayor Larimer reminded the council that the Thompson Day's Parade will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 10th. He invited them all members to join him in the event.
Council member Bergeron asked what the paperwork status is for Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jacob's project on the corner of Pacific and Fourth Street. Nothing has been submitted. Building Inspector Aasen was instructed to contact Mr. Jacobs. He was to indicate that the completed paperwork must be submitted within 5 business days or the project would be shut down. If no paperwork is submitted within that timeframe, a letter indicating that the project is officially shut down and an additional 10 days would be provided for submittal. If nothing is filed within the 10 days, the property owner would be required to remove the elements that have already been installed at their expense.
Council member Bergeron confirmed that load limit enforcement requires training and scales. The council asked Chief Kurtz to look into the costs of both factors. In the meantime, the council asked that Chief Kurtz keep a closer eye on loaded trucks. City Engineer Knutson offered a possible solution of adding haul tickets/sheets be submitted through the building permit process. More research will be done to determine if that is the best course of action.
The lagoon project is on schedule. The topographic survey is complete, as well as the structural assessment. The next step is obtaining the sludge data. To date, no issues have been encountered.
Council member Fretheim motioned to adjourn. Council member Bergeron seconded the motion. All said aye. The motion carried.
Barb Robinson, Auditor
Dean Larimer, Mayor
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