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					CITY OF WATFORD CITY                                             SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CITY COUNCIL – SPECIAL MEETING
June 18, 2012

Minutes of the special City Council meeting held June 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Present were Mayor Brent Sanford, Council Members Justin Voll, Kris Pacheco, Deanne
Valenzuela, and Shane Homiston. Absent was Council Member Bruce Erickson (unexcused).
Also present were City Attorney Wyatt Voll, City Planner Curt Moen, and City Auditor Laura
Anderson. Mayor Sanford called the special meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Mayor Sanford called the Public Hearing, as advertised, to order for the Application for
Annexation submitted by Mark Johnsrud, Badlands Development (Single Family Addition;
48.69 acres of land lying in the N1/2NW1/4 of Section 24, T150N, R99W). There were no
written comments or comments from the public. The Public Hearing was closed.

Mayor Sanford called the Public Hearing, as advertised, to order for the Application for
Annexation submitted by Mark Johnsrud, Badlands Development (Power Fuels Headquarters;
101.25 acres of land lying in the NE1/4 of Section 21, T150N, R98W). There were no written
comments or comments from the public. The Public Hearing was closed.

Mayor Sanford called the Public Hearing, as advertised, to order for the Application for
Annexation submitted by Mark Johnsrud, Badlands Development (Long X Trailer Court; 61.23
acres of land lying in the NE1/4SW1/4 of Section 30, T150N, R98W). There were no written
comments or comments from the public. Council discussed the fact that the property in question
is not contiguous to existing city limits. The Public Hearing was closed.

Council Member Voll moved to approve the renewal of the Beer and Retail Liquor Licenses (on
and off sale beer and liquor for clubs) and Sunday Alcoholic Beverage Permit for the American
Legion Club for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Motion seconded by Council Member
Pacheco and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Voll, Pacheco, Valenzuela, and
Homiston; nays: none

Council Member Valenzuela moved to approve the renewal of the Beer and Retail Liquor
Licenses (on and off sale beer and liquor) and Sunday Alcoholic Beverage Permit for Marquardt,
Inc. dba TJ’s Pizza & Suds for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Motion seconded by Council
Member Voll and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Valenzuela, Voll, Homiston, and
Pacheco; nays: none

Council Member Homiston moved to approve the Application for Adjacent Room License
submitted by Watford Hospitality Group LLC and amended the applicant’s response to the
second question to correctly reflect “yes”. Motion seconded by Council Member Valenzuela and
carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Homiston, Valenzuela, and Voll; nays: Pacheco.

Carmen Wold was present with a request to buy out the balance of the December 30, 1993 Tree
Easement between the City and Mr. Wold due to the trees interfering with construction of the
South Park Commercial Development. Council Member Homiston moved to accept Mr. Wold’s
offer to buy out the balance of the easement for total consideration of One Dollar ($1.00).
Motion seconded by Council Member Voll and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes:
Homiston, Voll, Pacheco, and Valenzuela; nays: none.
Mr. Wold requested that the south Welcome to Watford City sign be moved from its current
location in order for an approach for the South Park Commercial Development to be built there.
The City does not have an easement for the current location. It was the consensus of the Council
that the City would notify MDU to remove power to the sign and would then move the sign
further south to where there is an easement in place.

Mr. Wold informed the Council about concerns he had had regarding whether MDU would be
capable of providing power to the South Park Commercial Development and indicated that MDU
had provided assurances that they would be able to supply power in a timely manner.

Council Member Valenzuela moved to approve the Temporary Construction Easement by the
City of Watford City for the benefit of Kum & Go, L.C. Motion seconded by Council Member
Homiston and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Valenzuela, Homiston, Voll, and
Pacheco; nays: none.

Todd Norton, Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., reviewed Partial
Payment Estimate #6 totaling $99,700.62 for work done on the 2011-01 Utility Extensions and
Improvements project from March 1st through May 31st. Council Member Homiston moved to
approve payment to S.J. Louis Construction, Inc. for Partial Payment Estimate #6. Motion was
seconded by Council Member Pacheco and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes:
Homiston, Pacheco, Valenzuela, and Voll; nays: none.

Mr. Norton reported that the bids for the Area 2A and 2B Equipment Improvements project had
been opened on June 7th and recommended that the Council award the contract to Williams
Plumbing & Heating, Inc., the apparent low bidder. Council Member Voll moved to award the
contract for the combined general and electrical construction (Contract No. 3) for the Area 2A
and 2B Equipment Improvements project to Williams Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for $286,000.
Motion seconded by Council Member Valenzuela and carried by the following roll call vote:
ayes: Voll, Valenzuela, Pacheco, and Homiston; nays: none.

Council Member Voll moved to approve Task Order #8b (Area 6 – Sanitary Sewer Main
Extensions), which detailed the construction and post-construction engineering services to be
provided by Advanced Engineering for construction of a new sanitary sewer main, two lift
stations, and forcemain commencing at the intersection of Highway 23 and 12th St NE and
continuing east to the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 1806, for $129,000. Motion
seconded by Council Member Pacheco and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Voll,
Pacheco, Homiston, and Valenzuela; nays: none.

Council Member Uhlich arrived at 6:46 p.m.

Upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission, Council Member Voll moved to
approve the Subdivision Final Plat submitted by Fox Hills Village, LLC for property located at
NE1/4 Section 20, T150N, R98W, McKenzie County (Plat of Fox Hills Village Phase 1; 38.90
acres), contingent upon an approved development agreement and proof of bonding. Motion
seconded by Council Member Uhlich and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Voll,
Uhlich, Pacheco, Homiston, and Valenzuela; nays: none.
Upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission, Council Member Valenzuela moved to
approve the Subdivision Final Plat submitted by Badlands Development II for property located at
part of the NW1/4 of Section 24, T150N, R99W, McKenzie County (Plat of Watford Badlands
Apartment Addition; 24.67 acres), contingent upon an approved development agreement and
proof of bonding. Motion seconded by Council Member Homiston and carried by the following
roll call vote: ayes: Valenzuela, Homiston, Pacheco, Uhlich, and Voll; nays: none.

Upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission, Council Member Pacheco moved to
approve the Subdivision Final Plat submitted by Badlands Development II for property located at
N1/2 of Section 24, T150N, R99W, McKenzie County (Plat of Watford Badlands Patio Home
Addition; 8.94 acres), a replat of part of Liberty Hill First Addition to the City of Watford City,
contingent upon an approved development agreement and proof of bonding. Motion seconded
by Council Member Valenzuela and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Pacheco,
Valenzuela, Voll, Homiston, and Uhlich; nays: none.

Upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission, Council Member Voll moved to
approve the Subdivision Final Plat submitted by Badlands Development II, LLC for property
located at Section 24, T150N, R99W, McKenzie County (Plat of Watford Badlands Commercial
Addition; 15.17 acres), a replat of part of Liberty Hill First Addition to the City of Watford City,
contingent upon an approved development agreement and proof of bonding. Motion seconded
by Council Member Uhlich and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Voll, Uhlich,
Pacheco, Valenzuela, and Homiston; nays: none.

Upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission, Council Member Pacheco moved to
approve the amended Subdivision Preliminary Plat submitted by Kirk Wold, CKW Properties,
LLP for property located at Section 19, T150N, R98W, McKenzie County (Plat of South Park
Addition; 48.35 acres). Motion seconded by Council Member Valenzuela and carried by the
following roll call vote: ayes: Pacheco, Valenzuela, Uhlich, Homiston, and Voll; nays: none.

City Planner Moen updated the Council on the status of the development agreements and
subdivision improvement agreements with Badlands Development (Apartment Addition, Patio
Home Addition, and Commercial Addition) and the development agreement with CKW
Properties, LLP (South Park Commercial Development).

Council Member Valenzuela moved to approve setting the rent for the city-owned mobile home
located at 308 2nd St NE (city employee housing) at $600 per month plus utilities with the tenant
being responsible for yard maintenance. Motion seconded by Council Member Homiston and
carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Valenzuela, Homiston, Voll, Uhlich, and Pacheco;
nays: none.

Council Member Voll moved to approve the First Reading on an Application for Annexation
submitted by Mark Johnsrud, Badlands Development (Single Family Addition; 48.69 acres of
land lying in the N1/2NW1/4 of Section 24, T150N, R99W). Motion seconded by Council
Member Homiston and carried unanimously.

Council Member Voll moved to approve the First Reading on an Application for Annexation
submitted by Mark Johnsrud, Badlands Development (Power Fuels headquarters; 101.25 acres of
land lying in the NE1/4 of Section 21, T150N, R98W). Motion seconded by Council Member
Valenzuela and carried unanimously.
Council Member Voll moved to approve the First Reading on an Application for Annexation
submitted by Mark Johnsrud, Badlands Development (Long X Trailer Court; 61.23 acres of land
lying in the NE1/4SW1/4 of Section 30, T150N, R98W). Motion seconded by Council Member
Homiston and carried unanimously.

Council Member Voll moved to approve the Second Reading on Ordinance #272 Adding Article
8 to Chapter VI of the City of Watford City Ordinances Relating to Contractor Licenses. Motion
seconded by Council Member Pacheco and carried by the following roll call vote: ayes: Voll,
Pacheco, Homiston, Uhlich, and Valenzuela; nays: none

Council Member Voll moved to approve the Gaming Site Authorizations for 7/1/12 to 6/30/13
for American Legion Post 29 gaming at the American Legion Club, D&M’s Office, Inc., and
Watford City Bar, Inc. Motion seconded by Council Member Valenzuela and carried
unanimously.

Council Member Voll moved to approve the Application for Special Permit for the Fraternal
Order of Eagles to sell alcoholic beverages at the McKenzie County Fair on July 12-14, 2012
from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. each day in a beer garden by the fairgrounds arena and in a beer
garden in the Multi-Purpose Building during the NDRA Fair Rodeo. Motion seconded by
Council Member Homiston and carried unanimously.

Council Member Voll moved to approve the raffle permit applications submitted by WCHS
Close Up and NWTF Badlands Toms. Motion seconded by Council Member Valenzuela and
carried unanimously.

Council Member Homiston moved to approve Mayor Sanford’s reappointments of Tim Taylor to
the Airport Authority for a 5-year term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017; Roger Maki to the
Airport Authority for a 5-year term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017; and Roger Maki to the
Lodging Tax Committee for a 4-year term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016. Motion seconded
by Council Member Uhlich and carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m. Pursuant to NDCC 40-01-09.1, these minutes published
subject to the City Council’s Review and Revision.

_______________________                                  ______________________
Laura Anderson, City Auditor                             Brent Sanford, Mayor

				
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