6.7.2022 Special Commission Minutes

President Carlsrud called the meeting to order at 2:30 PM.

Members present: President Carlsrud, Commissioner Magnuson, Commissioner Bishop, Commissioner Erickson (2:34) and Commissioner Gulmon

Others present: City Administrator Crawford, City Attorney Martineck, Finance Director Richter, Administrative Assistant Johnson

Discuss Buyout of Pumps that were rented for the 2022 Flood Fight.

Finance Director Richter stated they will apply the rental towards the purchase price. Clint’s recommendation was to purchase them.  These have already been purchased because each day we kept them it was an additional rental cost so this is more informative.

Commissioner Bishop motioned to pay for the pumps, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion passed unanimously.

Approve Purchase of Skid Steer.

Operations Superintendent Klemisch stated we received bids back with John Deere being the lowest bid which included the trade-in value. The only issue there is that they have a November deliver timeframe leaving us all summer without.  Bobcat has a shorter delivery time along with a rental we can use until we receive it and would also take some of the rental cost off the overall price. We also have a bobcat so some of the attachments would work.

Request was made for Klemisch to check with John Deere about a rental and Valley Plains on purchase.

Consider Options on Disposal of Clay (How and Where).

City Administrator Crawford stated some individuals were looking for clay.  We have the Parks and Rec approved through the SHPO so they can add some clay in Pioneer Park. We can give to Strata or we can offer it to any of the residents to use for fill. We would need to get the information to the public and make a minimum requirement for the amount they take. If it goes to a private place, we do not need to get extra certification but if there is somewhere else that is government owned it has to be.  Strata is already a certified disposal site.

Commissioner Bishop motioned to have the clay disposed of at the Parks and Rec site and the contractor’s certified disposal site, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion passed unanimously.  

Discuss Putting Out for Bid Options.

Levee Removal with or without Restoration.

City Administrator Crawford stated a contractor had mentioned maybe we could bid out the removal and restoration separately.

Decision was made to bid them together.

Assign Contracting Officer.

City Administrator Crawford stated in 2011 it looked like KLJ helped Jon Cameron get the information together.  This time since we have an actual city engineer should they be the assigned officer?

Commissioner Gulmon motioned to enter into an agreement with the city engineer, seconded by Commissioner Magnuson.  Motion passed unanimously.

Discuss Additional Flood Recovery.

City Administrator Crawford said the state has not turned in the request for a federal disaster yet. The reason for this is the higher the disaster the more likely you are to get money at the percentage you are hoping. They are putting all the emergencies together so the snow that caused the electric problems and the flooding issues. We can continue to move forward but we need to make sure we are taking pictures and documenting everything as we are doing them.


Meeting was adjourned at 3:28 PM.

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