04/21/2020 City Commission Minutes

Valley City Commission Proceedings

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The City Commission meet on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT, via Microsoft Teams. Board Members attended from alternate locations to minimize group size and contact, as recommended by state and federal government officials due to COVID-19 and as allowed in ND Executive Order 2020-16.

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

Members present: Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Powell, Commissioner Erickson.

Others Present: City Attorney Martineck, City Auditor Richter, City Assessor Hansen.

Arbor Day Proclamation

President Carlsrud read the 2020 Arbor Day Proclamation.

Approval of Agenda – Addition of Consent  B (3 & 4)

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the minutes from the April 1, 7, 13 and 16, 2020 meetings, seconded by Commissioner Powell. Motion carried.

Approval of Consent Agenda

  1. Approve Raffle Permit for CHI Mercy Health Foundation
  2. Approve Electrician, Plumber and/or Mechanical Contractor Licenses for
    1. Bentson Electric
    1. Sullivan Construction, Inc.
    1. Lyon’s Electric
    1. TNT Plumbing

Commissioner Erickson moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Public Hearing

Public Hearing for Rezoning Block 3 Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition

City Attorney Martineck stated the request has received unanimous approval by Planning & Zoning Commission to re-zone Block 3 from R-3 to B-2. City Auditor Richter reported the City has received no correspondence for this.

Commissioner Powell moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve first reading of Ordinance No. 1053, an Ordinance Rezoning Block 3 Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition

Commissioner Bishop moved to approve the first reading of Ordinance No. 1053, seconded by Commissioner Erickson. The motion passed unanimously.


Approve Resolution No. 2253, a Resolution Approving Replat of Greenline Deere Second Addition

City Attorney Martineck reported the Planning & Zoning Commission received the request to replat this land by VCBC Economic Development, submitted on behalf for the Barnes County jail project. The request was approved with no conditions from Planning & Zoning Commission. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve Resolution No. 2253, seconded by Commissioner Powell. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Approve $500,000 funding from Bank of ND for the I-94 Regional Development Corridor water and sanitary sewer line extension project
City Auditor Richter reported request to relocate Valley Plains Equipment for land south of I-94, includes a loan application through Bank of ND (BND). The annual loan application cycle closed in March. At this point, requesting approval for the City to accept the loan. No draw will be taken until requirements are in place for the project including a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District; Developers Agreement and Annexation of the land. If the loan is not used, it will be de-obligated by BND. This loan will be paid via TIF. Commissioner Magnuson moved to approve the $500,000 funding, seconded by Commissioner Bishop. The motion passed unanimously.

City Updates & Commission Reports

Chad Petersen from KLJ provided update on Permanent Flood Protection Phase IIA and III construction at Bettins pump station; and Master Lift Station. 5th Avenue NW pre-construction meeting for Tuesday, April 28 with construction to begin Monday, May 4.Streetscape II bids received and NDDOT is reviewing with consideration at the May 5 meeting.

City Assessor Hansen thanked the Commission for their support of remote work. For the upcoming neighborhood reviews, Hansen will continue desk reviews of properties that have completed a prior on-site inspection; with a more extensive desk review of properties that have not been inspected on-site in the previous cycle.

Commissioner Magnuson encouraged citizens to get fresh air. Magnuson thanked the Public Works crew and the public for supporting the efforts to flatten the curve [of COVID-19].

President Carlsrud asked the public to continue to be vigilant. Carlsrud thanked employees.


Meeting was adjourned at 5:23 PM.

Posted in City Commission Minutes.