Older Buxton City Council Minutes

From January 2002 through December 2009

 

Buxton City Council Meeting December 10th 2009 7:00p.m.
 
Members Present: Mark Petri, Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold, Mayor Gene Rosholt.
 
Recording: City Auditor Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene Rosholt called the meeting to order. 
 
Rhea read the minutes from the November meeting.Travis motioned to accept the minutes, Rick 2nd motion carried.
 
Bills to be paid: #10689 Postmaster $40.00, #10690 Gaffaney's, $10.37, #10691 Traill County Auditor  $250.00, #10692 GF Traill $167.40, #10693 Traill Cty Tribune, $45.88, #10695 Gene Rosholt $200.00,
#10696 Amy Devine $32.50, #10697 Amy Devine $431.75, #10698 Steve Larson $1,075.00, #10699 Network PCS $155.06, #10700 Gabriel Const $1,560.00, #10701 Xcel $694.24, #10702 Traill Cty Tribune $27.90,
#10703 D & D Blading $60.00, #10704 FUO $614.95, #10705 Camrud Law $1,215.00, #10706 Gene Rosholt $307.02.
 
Rhea made a motion to pay the bills. Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Council had the 2nd reading of Article 7 Sub Standard building and structure ordinance. Mark made a motion to accept the ordinance, Travis 2nd motion carried.
 
Travis made a motion to accept solid waste proposal agreement from waste management, Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Motion made by Mark to have Camrud Law proceed with Article 7 Sub Standard Building and Structures for the property at 405 Broadway aslo know as Systems and Services. Travis 2nd motion carried.
 
Council had the 1st reading for addition to Article 12.
 
Travis made a motion to send a letter to Red Pepper for sewer repair bill. Rick 2nd, motion carried.
 
Rhea made a motion to have a modem installed at the Buxton Fire Hall. Mark 2nd, motion carried.
 
Travis made a motion to adjourn, Rick 2nd, Motion carried.
 
 
Next City Council Meeting January 14th, 2009 @ 7:00p.m.
 

City Council Meeting Thursday November 12th, 2009 @ 7:00p.m.

 
Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold, Travis Hegg.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene Rosholt called the meeting to order. Read the minutes from the special meeting 10/22 and the minutes from the 10/15 City Council meeting. There will be a change on the minutes Brady Martz will perform the city Audit not Auditor. Travis made a motion to approve the minutes, Rhea 2nd, motion carried.
 
Bills to be paid: #10678 FSB Bonds $1,210.00, #10679 Gene Rosholt $200.00, #10680 Traill Cty Auditor $250.00, #10681 FUO $32.88, #10682 Florian and Sons $4,850.00, #10683 ND Job Service $373.62, #10684 GF Traill water $181.40,
#10685 Xcel $677.35, #10686 Waste Management $2,698.22, #10687 Amy Devine $32.50, #10688 Amy Devine $431.75.
 
Rhea made a motion to approve the bills, Rick 2nd motion carried.
 
City Council held the 1st reading of Article 7 Substandard Building or Structures in addition to chapter 12 Public nuisance.
 
Rhea made a motion to adjourn, Travis 2nd motion carried.
 
Next City Council meeting December 10th 7p.m.

City of Buxton Special meeting 10/22/09 @ 8:30p.m.
 
Members Present: Rick Aamold, Travis Hegg, Mark Petri, Mayor Gene Rosholt.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene Rosholt called the meeting to order.
 
Proposal to update the city ordinance handbook was presented Mark made a motion to approve, Travis 2nd, motion carried.
 
Proposal to have Brady Martz perform City Audit for 2006, 2007, and 2008 was presented Travis made a motion to approve, Mark 2nd, motion carried.
 
Presented the 2010 City budget to council members Rick made a motion to approve, Travis 2nd, motion carried.
 
Travis made a motion to adjourn, Rick 2nd, motion carried.

Buxton City Council Meeting Oct 15th 2009
 
Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Travis Hegg, Mark Petri.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene called the meeting to order and read the minutes for September meeting. Travis made a motion to aproove the minutes, Mark 2nd, motion carried.
 
Bills to be paid: #10657 Gaffaney's $81.93, #10658 FUO $84.26, #10659 ND Insurance $903.00, #10660 Xcel $50.33, #10661 Waste Man $2,698.86, #10662 Gf Traill Water $173.00, #10663 Amy Devine $431.75
#10664 Amy Devine $32.50, #10665 Travis Hegg $152.38, #10666 Rick Aamold $152.38, #10667 Rhea Benning $152.38, #10668 Gene Rosholt $273.43, #10669 Mark Petri $152.38, #10670 IRS $1452.68,
#10671 Airborne Custom Spray $585.00, #10672 Traill Cty Trib $25.42, #10673 Xcel $680.37, #10674 Traill County Auditor, $250.00, #10675 Minnn Dak Asphalt $14,325.00, #10676 Gene Rosholt $200.00.
 
Mark made a motion to pay the bills, Travis 2nd motion carried.
 
Council discussed bids on City auditor. Amy will call to get one more bid.
 
Mark made a motion to charge Red Pepper for sewer and street repair, Travis 2nd, motion carried.
 
Travis made a motion to call the GF Herald and inform them we do not wish to have herald boxes installed on our residential lawns. Mark 2nd, motion carried.
 
Mark made a motion to adjourn, Travis 2nd motion carried.
 
Next City Council meeting: Thursday November 12th @ 7pm

Buxton City Council Meeting September 10,2009
 
Members present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene Rosholt called the meeting to order.
 
Mayor Gene read the minutes from the last meeting. Rhea made a motion to approve minutes Travis 2nd, motion carried.
 
Bills to be paid: #10642 $555.52 Xcel Energy, #10643 $2,698.93 Waste Management, #10644 $307.63 Reynolds Co-op, #10645 $1,150.00 Advance Electric, #10646 $1,170.00 Airborne Custom Spraying, #10647 $197.32 FUO, #10648 $73.23 Oppegards, #10649 $8.96 Forks Equipment, #10650 $32.50 Amy Devine, #10651 $431.75 Amy Devine, #10652 $2,088.00 Steve Larson, #10653 $198.20 GF Traill Water, #10654 $39.68 Traill County Tribune, #10655 $250.00 Traill County Auditor.
 
Rhea made a motion to pay the bills, Travis 2nd motion carried.
 
Rick made a motion to approve bid for drainage project on Baker Ave from Florian & Sons Excavating. Travis 2nd, motion carried.
 
Travis made a motion to adjourn, Rick 2nd, motion carried.
 
Next Buxton city Council meeting October 8th, 2009 @ 7:00p.m.

Buxton City Council meeting  August 20th, 2009
 
Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, and Rick Aamold.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Gene called the meeting to order and read the minutes from the July meeting. Rhea motioned to approve the minutes, Rick 2nd, motion carried.
 
Motion made by Rhea to approve the Special meeting minutes, Rick 2nd, motion carried.
 
Bills to be paid: #10624 Excel $670.59, #10625 Waste Man $2,991.25, #10626 Airborne Custom Spray $1,780.00, #10627 Traill County Trib $37.20, #10628 Gaffaney's $20.99,
#10629 Amy Devine $431.75, #10630 Amy Devine $32.50, #10631 GF Traill Water $201.00, #10632 BND $8,100.00, #10633 Xcel $665.21, #10635 FUO $343.02, #10636 Traill Cty Auditor $250.00,
#10637 Gene Rosholt $1,210.00, #10638 Waste Management $306.47, #10639 ND Job Service $201.18, #10640 $188.95, #10641 ND League of Cities $401.00.
 
Motion made by Rick  to pay the bills, Rhea 2nd, motion carried.
 
Motion was made by Rick to accept Midcontinent Communications Franchise contract, Rhea 2nd, motion carried.
 
Motion was made by Rick to add electrical service and meter loop to the Buxton City park, Rhea 2nd, motion carried.
 
Motion was made by Rhea to adjourn, Rick 2nd, motion carried.
 
Next City Council meeting September 10th @ the Buxton Fire hall 7p.m.

City of Buxton Special Meeting July 31st,  2009 7:30P.M.

Special meeting called to order by Mayor Rosholt. Other members present Travis Hegg, Rick Aamold and Rhea Benning, recording.

Two bids for street repair  were read from Opp Construction and MinnDak Asphalt. A motion to accept bid from MinnDak was made by Travis with a second by Rhea. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn by Rick, second by Travis.


Buxton City Council Meeting July 9th 2009
                                       
Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold, Mark Petri.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Gene called the meeting to order and read the minutes from the June City Council meeting. Rhea made a motion to change dimass to rescind from the last month minutes, Rick 2nd motion carried.
 
Rick made a motion to Pay Scott Fitzner $40 for blading the trailer court road, Mark 2nd Motion carried.
 
Bills to be Paid: #10607 FUO $214.76, #10608 D&D Blading $60.00, #10609 Strata $296.74, #10610 Dans Excavating $834.50, #10611 GF Traill Water $181.40, #10612 Traill county Auditor $250.00, #10613 Waste Management $2,345.78,
#10614 Amy Devine $32.50, #10615 Amy Devine $431.75, #10616 Gene Rosholt #207.79, #10617 Mark Petri $152.38, #10618 Rick Aamold $152.38, #10619 Travis Hegg $152.38, #10620 Rhea Benning $152.38, #10621 IRS $801.60, #10622 Gene Rosholt $7.04, #10623 Scott Fitzner $40.00.
 
Travis made a motion to pay the July Bills, Rhea 2nd motion carried.
 
Rick made a motion to fix the City roads, Gene will call contractors and get the pricing, Rhea 2nd motion carried.
 
Travis made a motion for the 2nd reading to rescind the ordinance. discussed at last months meeting. Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Traivs made a motion to clean the trees and brush from lovers lane and ditch to burn, Mark 2nd, motion carried.
 
Rick motion to adjourn, Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Next City Council Meeting Aug 13th @ 7pm

City Council Meeting May 14th 2009

 
Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Mark Petri, Rhea Benning
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Gene called the meeting to order. Read the minutes from the April meeting. There will be a correction to the minutes at the next city council meeting June 11th 2009.
 
Bills to paid: #10571 FSB $21,800.00, #10573, Traill Cty Aud $250.00, #10574 North Star Ins $76.00, #10575 Don's Excavating $625.04, #10576 Waste Man $2,622.36, #10577 Xcel $562.17, #10578 Xcel $533.35,
#10579 Roto Rooter $250.00, #10580 GF Traill Water $192.60, #10581 Amy Devine $431.75, #10582 Amy Devine $32.50, #10583 Traill Cty Trib $86.70, #10584 Gene Rosholt $935.03, #10586 Spray Advantage $7.04.
 
Motion made by Rhea to approve bills, Mark 2nd, Motion carried.
 
Council discussed Garbage billing for customers. Customers are responsible to pay the quarterly garbage billings until the home is sold. Garbage is to be picked up weekly.
 
Mark motioned to have two more roll-offs in town for spring clean-up. The Roll-offs will be in town on Saturday June 6th weather permitting, and will be re-scheduled to June 13th. Rhea 2nd. Motion carried.
 
Mark motioned to adjourn Rhea 2nd motion carried.
 
Next City Council Meeting will be held on June 11th 2009 @ 7pm

 SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES APRIL 1st  @ 7PM

Special meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt at 7:00 PM on April 1. 2009

Members Present: Mark Petri, Rick Aamold, Travis Hegg & Rhea Benning.

Quotes were presented from Full Service Insurance of Buxton for insurance to cover City owned equipment.  Motion was made by  Travis for  the quote for the $100.00 deductable insurance second by Rick Motion carried.  Motion by Mark to adjourn second by Rick motion carried.

Recorded by Rhea Benning 


SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 17TH @ 7PM
 
Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Travis Hegg, Rick Aamold.
 
Absent: Mark Petri
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene Rosholt called the meeting to order.
 
Council met to discuss the ebatement request for Lot 8 Blk o Neill St. Rick motioned to disapprove ebatement, Travis 2nd motion carried.
 
Waste Management new contract was read in error. Residential rates will be going up to $42.00 quarterly, and trailer court lot rent will be $112.00 monthly. Trailer court customers will be receiving a $10 credit on next months billing for over charge of February lot rent. Travis motioned to approve new rate increase Rhea 2nd, motion carried.
 
Travis motioned to adjourn, Rick 2nd motion carried.


Buxton City Council Meeting   February 12, 2009 @ 7pm
 
Members present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Mark Petri, Travis Hegg
 
Absent: Rick Aamold
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Reading of January minutes, Travis motioned to aproove, Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Bills: #10523 Xcel $812.65, #10524 IRS $919.96, #10526 Trail Trib $6.71, #10527 Traill Trib, $61.00, #10528 Waste Man $2467.21, #10529 Traill Cty Aud $250.00, #10530 Amy Devine $32.50, #10531 Amy Devine $431.75, #10532 Kathy Fuglesten $431.75, #10533 Network PCS $147.00, #10534 Gene Rosholt $2138.43, #10535 ND Job Service $315.55, #10536 BND Ins $188.00, #10537 Gaffaney's $44.88, #10538 North Star Insurance $79.00, #10539 Waste Management $2610.56, #10540 GF Traill Water $173.00, #10541 Xcel $666.72.
 
Rhea made a motion to approve bills Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Ebatement hearing on Lot 8 Blk 9 Neill St. Council will discuss ebatement and inform resident of decision at a special meeting to be determined.
 
Rhea motioned to adjourn, Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Next City Council Meeting March 12, 2009 @ 7pm
 


Buxton City Council Meeting Thursday January 8, 2009

Members present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Travis Hegg, Mark Petri, Rick Aamold.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene Rosholt called the meeting to order. Minutes from December meeting were read, Rhea motioned to aproove and Mark 2nd motion carried.
 
Bills to be paid: FUO #10506 $2.92, Traill cty Trib #10507 $87.84, Xcel Energy #10508 $1,637.77, Amy Devine #10509 $431.75, Amy Devine #10510 $32.50, Kathy Fuglesten #10511 $431.75, Traill Cty Auditor #10512 $250.00, Us Post Office #10513 $38.00, Display Ind #10514 $650.00, IRS #10515 $33.74, GF Traill Water #10516 $184.20, Travis Hegg #10517 $152.38, Rick Aamold #10518 $152.38, Rhea Benning #10519 $152.38, Gene Rosholt #10520 $207.79, Mark Petri #10521 $152.38, Gene Rosholt #10522 $2,365.00.
 
Rick motioned  to approve bills, Travis 2nd motioned carried.
 
Council discussed Waste Management's new contract for residential and commercial rates to increase. As of January 1st, 2009 residential garbage billing will be raised to $73.00 per quarter. Rhea motioned to approve, Travis 2nd motioned carried. Signs with the new rate increase will be posted around town and in the next Buxton Beat.
 
Hearing is scheduled for next city council meeting on the request for an abatement on Lot 8 BLK 9 Neill St. Feb 12th, 2009.
 
Motion made by Travis to raise trailer court lot rent from $110.00 per month to $122.00 per month to cover the rate increase per waste management. Rhea 2nd motion carried.
 
Rhea motioned to adjourn, Rick 2nd motion carried.

Next City Council meeting Thursday February 12, 2009 @ 7p.m.


Buxton City Council Meeting Thursday December 11, 2008
 
Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Mark Petri
 
Recording: Amy Devine Auditor
 
Checks: Trial Cty Aud #10494 $250.00, Amy Devine #10495 $32.50, Amy Devine 10496 $431.75, Kathy Fugelstein #10497 $431.75, Steve Larson #10498 $1,642.23, Airborne Spraying #10499 $309.58, Network PCS #10500 $134.33, Waste Man #10501 $2,523.14, Amy Devine #10502 $6.80, GF Traill Water #10503 $195.40, Home of Econ #10504 $9.48, Ben Hershey #10505 $248.26.
 
Gene called meeting to order and Read the minutes from last months meeting.
 
Rhea motioned to approve and Mark 2nd. Passed Unanimous.
 
Bobbi Hepper-Olson approached the council on the cleaning up of the old bank building and assured that all would be taken care of.
 
Discussion of Assessment overpayment to Benjamin Hershey.  Rhea motioned to approve the reimbursement check, Mark 2nd, passed unanimous.
 
Mark made a motion to send letters to overdue accounts, Rhea 2nd, passed unanimous.
 
Rhea motioned to adjourn, Mark 2nd Passed unanimous.
 
Next City Council meeting Thursday January 8, 2009 @ 7p.m.
 


Buxton City Council Meeting Minutes November 12, 2008 8:00 p.m.
 
Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Travis Hegg, Mark Petri, Rick Aamold.
 
Recording: Amy Devine

Bills Paid: #10480 GF Traill Water $178.60, #10481 Kathy Fugelstein $431.75, #10482 $32.50 Amy Devine, #10483 $431.75 Amy Devine, #10484 IRS $631.70, #10485 FSB $1,800.00, #10486 FUO $81.36, #10487 D&D Blading, $123.00, #10488 Waste Management $2,736.00, #10489 B&B Products $809.90, #10490 Gene Rosholt $300.00, #10491 Trail Cty $250.00


Mayor Gene called the meeting to order.
 
Reading of minutes from last month. Travis motioned to approve minutes, Rhea 2nd, passed unanimous.
 
Reading and signing of the bills, Rhea motioned to approve, Mark 2nd, passed unanimous.
 
Rick Knudsvig approached the council about purchasing 25ft lot @ 410 Neill St. Lot was not surveyed when previously purchased. Rick will have the lot surveyed, by a licensed and bonded legal surveyor, and will  be responsible for all legal fees. Rick A, motioned to have Rick let Gene Rosholt know by the 20th of November if he will be purchasing the lot. The city will not be responsible for any transaction fees, legal fees, abstract fees, or survey fees of any kind following this transaction. The lot 4 1/2 to 6 will have access to water main, since it will be on existing lot. Mark 2nd, passed unanimous.
 
Mark motioned the council approach Buxton in Bloom, about the clean-up and repair of sewer cut in, all costs will be directed to the buxton in bloom project. The city will not be responsible for any expenses. Rhea 2nd passed unanimous.
 
Rhea motioned to adjourn, Mark 2nd, Passed unanimous.
 
Next City Council meeting will be Thursday December 11th @ 7:00p.m.


Buxton City Council Meeting October 16, 2008

 Recording: Amy Devine City Auditor

Council Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Mark Petri, Travis Hegg.

Presented Bills to be paid: $278.96, #10475 Gene Rosholt $421.26 #10477 Rhea Benning $152.38, #10478 Travis Hegg $152.38, # 10479 Rick Aamold $152.38, #10460 Amy Devine $32.50, #10459 Amy Devine $431.75, #10458 Kathy Fugelstein $431.75, #10471 D&D Blading $61.50, #10470 FUO $467.22, #10469  Gene Rosholt $2,090.00, #10468 Xcel Energy $785.83, #10467 Airborne Custom Spraying $305.00, #10466 Waste Management $2,648.18, #10465 Traill Cty Trib $56.12, #10464 ND Job Service $9.12, #10463 Full Serv Ins. $875.00, #10462 GF Traill Water #181.40, #10457, Traill Cty Aud $250.00, #10456 Traill Cty Tribune $10.37, #10455 FUO $279.49, #10454 ND Job Service, $8.99, #10461 Xcel $761.98.

 Called meeting to order, read previous minutes. Travis motioned to approve minutes, Mark 2nd passed unanimous.

Passing out the bills, Rhea motioned to approve bills, Travis 2nd passed unanimous.

Rhea motioned to approve Mill Levee, Travis 2nd, passed unanimous.

Travis made a motion to add gravel to the alley between the 800 block of Broadway, Rhea 2nd passed unanimous.

Snow Removal Bid accepted from Gene Rosholt.
950 Loader with or w/o plow $110.00
950 Loader with Snowblower $140.00
Backhoe $120.00
These prices are based on $4.00 fuel for every $.05 or part of at the Buxton Cardtrol the price will increase $.50 per hour.
Travis motioned to accept bid, Rhea 2nd, passed unanimously.

Next City Council Meeting Scheduled for November 12th @ 8:00p.m.


Buxton City Council Special Meeting October 4, 2008

Recording: Amy Devine City Auditor
Council Members Present:
Gene Rosholt; Mayor, Rick Aamold, , Rhea Benning, and Mark Petri.

Mayor Gene called the meeting to order

Special meeting to discuss the Annual City Budget. City budget was approved with a change to the Accessor in the amount of $1200.00. Motion to Approve the City budget by Rhea, Mark 2nd, approved. Motion to adjourn by Rick, motioned 2nd by Rhea.


Buxton City Council Meeting September 11, 2008

Recording: Amy Devine City Auditor

Council Members Present: Gene Rosholt; Mayor, Rick Aamold, and Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning.

Presented Bills to be paid: #10450 Buxton in Bloom $1,000.00, #10446 Kathy Fuglesten, $431.75 Auditor, #10447 Amy Devine $431.75, Auditor, #10448 Internet, Phone $32.50, #10444, GF Traill Water $212.20, #10449 Traill Cty Treasurer $250.00, #10452, Waste Management, $31.39, #10451, Waste Management $2,564.92, #10445, Oppegard’s Equipment, $15.24, #10446, ND League of Cities $378.00

Agenda:

1. Approval of Minutes

2. Approval of Bills

3. “Old Business”

4. “New Business”

5. New City Council Position Open

Mayor Gene called the meeting to order. Amy read the minutes from August meeting.

Rhea motioned to approve, Travis 2nd unanimous.

Reading of the bills, Travis motioned to approve, Rhea 2nd, unanimous.

Mark Petri was present for the open council position to finish Derric Knutsvig’s term. Rick motioned to elect Mark Petri to the city council, Travis 2nd, passed unanimous.

Don’s Blading will blade roads needed when in the area.

Travis motioned for Mayor Gene Rosholt to add gravel to alleys and roads where needed, Rick 2nd unanimous.

The City of Buxton is now accepting Snow removal bids for the 2008-09 season. Please have bids sent to the City of Buxton PO BOX 275, no later than October 7, 2008.

Next City Council Meeting Scheduled for Thurs October 9th, 2008 @ 7:00 pm 

Travis motioned to adjourn, Mark 2nd, unanimous.


Buxton City Council Special Meeting   8/26/08 @ 8pm
 
Council Members Present: Mayor Gene Rosholt, Travis Hegg, Rick Aamold, and Rea Benning.
 
Recording: Amy Devine
 
Mayor Gene Rosholt called the meeting to order.
 
Business at hand, pay Debbie Sundeen April and May unemployment, while still employed by the City of Buxton. Check made to ND Job Service in the amount of $590.54  check #10442.
 
Motion to write check Travis Hegg, 2nd Rea Benning, passed unanimous.
 
Motion to adjourn Rick Aamold, 2nd Rea Benning, passed unanimous.

 


Buxton City Council Meeting August 13, 2008

Recording: Amy Devine City Auditor

Council Members Present: Gene Rosholt; Mayor, Rick Aamold, and Travis Hegg.

Presented Bills to be paid: #10441 US Postal Service $243.60 , #10440 Xcel Energy $748.51, #10418 Trail County Treas $250.00, #10439 FUO $323.11, #10438 Steve Larson $727.14, #10421 Acme Elec $246.98, #10419 Forks Equipment $45.68, #10424 B & G Chemicals $1,292.50, #10430 Gaffaney’s $50.00, #10420 Gaffaneys $65.99, #10426 GF Trail Water $192.60, #10432 Reyn United Co-op $92.91, #10425 Reyn United Co-op $163.40, #10431 D & D Blade $64.00, #10433 Waste Management $2,699.98, #10435 Gene Rosholt $245.80, #10436 Garden Hut $37.72, #10437 Trail County Trib $75.03, #10434 Amy Devine $16.80 Postage, #10428 Amy Devine $32.50 Internet, #10429 Amy Devine $431.75 Auditor, #10427 Kathy Fugelsten $431.75 Auditor.

Gene read minutes from past meeting. Travis motioned to approve, Rick 2nd Approved.

Agenda:

1. Approval of Minutes

2. Approval of Bills

3. “Old Business”

4. “New Business”

5. New City Council Position Open

6. Trailer Court Billing

Passed Bills. Rick Motioned to approve, Travis 2nd Approved.

Discussion of water billing for trailer court, possible increase in monthly billing, city will continue billing on gallons used per trailer.

Bobbie Hepper-Olson with Buxton in Bloom was present and gave an insight into the renovation project. Bobbie asked for sewer permit of $750.00 to be donated to the Buxton in Bloom project. Travis motioned for a $1,000.00 donation, Rick 2nd Approved.

Motion by Gene to add Pavers to the Buxton Bench. Travis motioned to approve, Rick 2nd Approved.

Gene motioned to adjourn, Travis 2nd Approved.

Next City Council Meeting Scheduled for Thurs September 11th, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m

Agenda:

1. Approval of Minutes

2. Approval of Bills

3. “Old Business”

4. “New Business”

5. New City Council Position Open

 

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING THURSDAY JULY 17TH, 2008

PARTICIPATING: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold,Travis Hegg.

RECORDING: AMY DEVINE

 Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 7-17-08 at 7:00 p.m. June’s minutes were presented & read by ROSHOLT, Benning motioned to approve.

The following bills were presented for payment: XCEL ENERGY #10415 $739.17, FARMERS UNION OIL #10414, $397.00, D&D BLADING #10410, $64.50, TRAIL COUNTY TRIBUNE #10411, $68.40, AIRBORNED CUSTOM SPRAYING #10413 $275.00, IRS #10416 $589.33, WASTE MANAGEMENT #10412,

$2,637.20 Aamold motioned to approve bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 Council discussed donation of Fire Department light bar for Fire Truck. Estimate presented for $809.90 Aamold motioned to approve, Travis seconded; passed; unanimous.

 Council discussed 2nd reading of Curfew ordinance. Gene motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 Next City Council meeting will be held August 14 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

 Benning moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


Buxton City Council Special Meeting:  July 1, 2008

Special meeting called by Mayor Rosholt to interview applicant for City Auditor and add ordinance for a curfew.

Meeting call to order at 6:30 PM on July 1, 2008 members present were Gene Rosholt, Travis Hegg, Rick Aamold, Derric Knudsvig.

Recording Karen Knudsvig, also present Amy Divine & Kathy Fuglesten.

Motion made by Derric Knudsvig, second by Rick Aamold ordinance as follows : No minors on the streets after midnight without a parent or guardian. First offense will be $50.00, second offense $100.00 and third offense $250.00 or discretion of Juvenile Court.

Rosholt appointed Amy Divine as new City Auditor. Hegg moved to approve Divine as auditor. Seconded by Aamold, Passed; unanimous

Meeting adjourned.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING  Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig          

Recording: Karen Knudsvig

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 06-12-08 at 7:00 p.m. May minutes were presented & read by Knudsvig, Benning motioned to approve, D Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous..

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10388 Steve Larson $85.68, Ck#10389 Gene Rosholt $37.95, Ck#10390 D & D Blading $124.00, Ck#10391 Grand Forks Traill Water District $184.20, Ck#10392 Farmers Union Oil Buxton 166.60, Ck#10393 Trail County Tribune $42.60, Ck#10394 Waste Management $3,393.65, Ck#10395 Xcel Energy $755.67, Ck#10396 Debbie Thompson $55.21, Ck#10397 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Ck#10398 Office Max $271.44,     Derric Knudsvig motioned to approve bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Derric Knudsvig made a motion to help with the Buxton area phone book.  Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Motion was made by Benning to purchase a wireless modem for the auditor’s lap top for around $50.00-$100.00 and a file cabinet for around $185.00. Seconded by Derric Knudsvig; passed;unanimous.

Next City Council meeting will be June 17th, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; D. Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, May 8th, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold              

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 05-08-08 at 7:00 p.m. April minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous. April Special Meeting minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Hegg motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10373 First State Bank $17,235.00, Ck#10374 Deb Sundeen $431.75, Ck#10375 Deb Sundeen $32.50, Ck#10376 Camrud Maddock Olson & Larson Ltd $618.00, Ck#10377 Rosholt $1045.00, Ck#10378 GF Traill Water $237.40, Ck#10379 Nancy Newcomb $270.00, Ck#10380 Void, Ck#10381 Waste Management $2668.59, Ck#10382 D & D Blading $61.50, Ck#10383 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Ck#10384 Traill County Tribune $128.20, Ck#10385 Xcel Energy $746.34, Ck#10386 Forks Equipment $3000.00, Ck#10387 Terry Thoreson $507.92.  Hegg motioned to approve bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Meryl Meyer representing Janet Meyer attended meeting for the City Assessor.  Meyer discussed on the cost they would charge the first year to start. The maximum salary would be $1500 to $2500. Knudsvig motioned to approve salary; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt opened the bids for the new mower. Council agreed to go with Forks Equipment for $3000.00. Ross Henningsgard attended meeting for the Park Board and agreed to pay $1500.00 half for the mower. Hegg motioned to approve bid, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the city ordinance for building permits. City will start fining residents an additional $25.00 dollars a day until building permit is obtained for any construction over $1000.00. Building permit ordinance will start being printed in Buxton Beat each quarter.

Chad Langseth asked council if city lot behind Sonny Knutsvig’s is available. Council told Chad to speak to Tom Gerstenberg and see if he is going to build since he had first chance to buy. Council discussed with Langseth if he did purchase lot he will need to start building within a year and then move in with in 2 years. It will need to be a stick home built and council will need to see house plans for approval before building. Cost would be $2.00 for lot.

Sundeen gave council notice that she would be done with the City Auditor position by the end of June. Sundeen will post signs in town for the opening of City Auditor position and have them contact Gene Rosholt.

Council discussed filling holes on the streets in town that are needed for repair. Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt talked to Acme in Grand Forks on renting an attachment to move stones in ditch along county road. The attachment will be $30 a day. Benning motioned to approve; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt mentioned to council that the churches in town would like to add a page of information to the city website. Hegg motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Next City Council meeting will be June 12th, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Aamold moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.


SPECIAL MEETING Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold                

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 04-24-08 at 7:00 p.m.  

Donna Smith from Camrud, Maddock, Olson, & Larson Law firm attended meeting to explain what TIF is about and how it works, if used for the new development in Buxton.

TIF means Tax increment financing. It involves assessing the taxable value of the land prior to development, dete4rminig the incremental increase in value each successive year, and using the revenue from the increases to pay off the principal and interest of the financed funds.

The City must first determine that the property qualifies as a development area, meaning an area the City designates as appropriate for a development or renewal project. In this case the land may qualify if the City finds that it is a “blighted area:” that its current status is retarding the sound growth of the municipality and constitutes an economic liability.

The County Auditor would determine the taxable value of the property prior to development. Each year going forward, the incremental increases in land value are excluded from the mill rates from every political subdivision having authority to tax the development property. The landowner would pay taxes based upon the taxable value of the developed land, but the difference between the tax rate of the undeveloped land and the tax rate of the developed land would go into a special fund. The difference in those tow amounts would not go to the school, county, etc., as it normally would. Instead it would go into a special fund which would be used to pay the bond. Basically, this is a way to finance infrastructure without paying special assessments.

Smith will send a step by step plan for the City to know the proper steps to begin the process of the plan, if City approves. Smith explained to council they will need to hold a Public Hearing for the New Development Plan and it will need to be published two weeks in a row in the City newspaper.

Hegg moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING  Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig                

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 04-10-08 at 7:00 p.m. March minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10359 Deb Sundeen $32.50, Ck#10360 Deb Sundeen $431.75, Ck#10361 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Ck#10362 Waste Management $31.39, Ck#10363 Waste Management $2585.50, Ck#10364 Buxton Fire District $1200.00, Ck#10365 Buxton Fire District $50.00, Ck#10366 GF Traill Water $153.40, Ck#10367 Xcel Energy $703.09, Ck#10368 Rosholt $1210.00, Ck#10369 ND Sewage Pump Lift Station $385.00, Ck#10370 Xcel Energy $128.50, Ck#10371 IRS $439.91, Ck#10372 Traill County Tribune $115.20. Benning motioned to approve bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Dan Fuglesten attended meeting for Buxton in Bloom. They would like approval from council to add sewer to old bank. Fuglesten presented to council the drawing plan. Council approved as long as pavement is done w/granular material and also be cut or sod.

Rosholt has not heard back from Display Industries. Council agreed to just go ahead and get the High Impact plastic for the one side of the CV Football sign. Council agreed to pay $550 for the one side. Hegg motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt is checking on other bids for the street signs for Buxton to be made.

Rosholt informed council that ND Sewage Pump Lift Station inspected, repaired siren, and fixed red light for lift station.

Rosholt spoke to Donna Smith from Camrud Law Firm on TIF. City will hold a special meeting and have Donna Smith attend on April 24th, 2008 at 7:00pm regarding TIF for new development. Sundeen will post special meeting signs in town.

Council discussed the complaints on the dogs in town.

Council discussed and agreed to order 2 roll-offs for spring cleanup on May 3rd, 2008. It will be available from 8:00-4:00pm. Sundeen will post signs in town.

Council discussed and wants a Park Board member to attend next meeting on regards to purchasing new mower for the city. Council would also like for Janet Meyers to attend next meeting in regards to being the City Assessor.  Sundeen will contact each and have them attend on May 8th at 7:00pm.

Rosholt discussed with council that he is ordering rubber gloves that is needed for working on the lagoon and for mosquito spraying. Council agreed to order the gloves and will reimburse Rosholt when he receives the bill.

Next City Council meeting will be May 8th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @ 8:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Rick Aamold , Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig                

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 03-12-08 at 8:30 p.m. February minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10344 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Ck#10345 Waste Management $31.39, Ck#10346 Waste Management $2585.50, Ck#10347 FUO Buxton $266.31, Ck#10348 ND Workforce Safety Ins $250.00, Ck# 10349 GF Traill  Water $164.60, Ck#10350 Rosholt $1870.00, Ck#10351 Xcel Energy $653.32, Ck#10352 Deb Sundeen $32.50, Ck#10353 Deb Sundeen $431.75, Ck#10354 Gene Rosholt $207.79, Ck#10355 Rhea Benning $152.38, Ck#10356 Derric Knudsvig $152.38, Ck#10357 Rick Aamold $152.38, Ck#10358 Travis Hegg $152.38. Hegg motioned to approve bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt mentioned to council that he has not heard from Display Industries at this time. Council will table this until estimates are received.

Sundeen spoke to Bernice Werness on Elections and she will be the inspector for the County Special Election and the Primary Election.

Travis Soderberg from the Buxton Fire Department attended meeting and discussed the raffle they would like to do to raise money for the first truck out on calls. Sundeen gave Soderberg the paperwork for applying for a permit. District Fire Department would like the City of Buxton to pay $50.00 a month for the use of the room for meetings. Council agreed to have them bill the city yearly for this cost. Benning motioned to approve, Hegg seconded, passed unanimous.

Rosholt named the new City Assessor for Buxton which is Julie Meyers.

Gregg Troftgruben, Danny Fuglesten, and Rosholt spoke to Donna at Camrud Law firm in Grand Forks and have not heard anything back on TIF, for new development. Council will table this until they are reached by the law firm.

Rosholt will contact Hillsboro and Grand Forks for quotes on new John Deere mower for the city.

Next City Council meeting will be April 10th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.


 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING  Monday, February 21, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Rick Aamold                 

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 02-21-08 at 7:00 p.m. January minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Hegg motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10332 North Star Mutual Insurance $79.00, Ck#10333 Deb Sundeen $32.50, Ck#10334 Deb Sundeen $431.75, Ck#10335 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Ck#10336 Grand Forks Traill Water $198.20, Ck#10337 Rosholt $440.00, Ck#10338 Traill County Tribune $51.00, Ck#10339 Gaffaney’s $50.18, Ck#10340 Bank of ND $240.00, Ck#10341 Waste Management $2585.50, Ck#10342 Waste Management $31.39, Ck#10343 Xcel Energy $682.77.Aamold motioned to approve bills, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt spoke to Display Industries and it would be $400.00 for the same plastic that is used for each side and $900 for each side using high impact plastic. They would also charge $150.00 for installation. Council reviewed and decided to get the one side fixed for $400.00 and ask a local contractor to put it in.

Council agreed to contract Airborne Spraying for the 2008 summer for mosquito spraying. Aamold motioned to approve; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen will contact Bernice Werness for the upcoming elections to see if she would be the inspector for the upcoming County Special Election on April 8, 2008 and the Primary Election on June 10, 2008.

Rosholt will contact and ask the person recommended by Terry Thoreson to be Buxton’s new Assessor.

Hegg mentioned to council that the Buxton Fire Department would like to do some raffles to make some money for the Fire Department. Sundeen will look up permit number and give to them for use on the raffles.

Council discussed having Buxton Fire Department burn the burn pile as soon as the weather conditions were good.

Gary Fuglesten and Greg Troftgruben attended meeting to discuss more of their plans for new development. Troftgruben did provide some drawings on how it would look with 12 lots being available. Sewer system vs Septic system was discussed and council will need further information on state statues before anything can be decided. Rosholt will contact Camrud Law Firm in Grand Forks for information needed.  Hegg motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Next City Council meeting will be March 12th @ 8:30 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Aamold moved to adjourn; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Monday, January 21, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Derric Knudsvig , Rick Aamold                 

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 01-21-08 at 7:00 p.m. December minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Hegg motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10318 Deb Sundeen $431.75, Ck#10319 Deb Sundeen $32.50, Ck#10320 Kathy Fuglesten $200.00, Ck#10321 Farmers Union Oil $30.72, Ck# 10322 Rosholt $880.00, Ck#10323 Traill County Tribune $62.40, Ck#10324Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Ck##10325 GF Traill Water $198.20, Ck#10326 WasteManagement $31.39, Ck#10327 Postmaster $41.00, Ck#10328 WasteManagement $2585.50, Ck#10329 Xcel Energy $727.46, Ck#10330 IRS $871.65, Ck#10331 ND Tax Commissioner $134.76. Knudsvig motioned to approve bills, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen made a correction to December minutes that should have read D & D Blading will be maintaining all the gravel roads in town not just the road from railroad tracks to township road.

Rosholt spoke to Display Industries for quote on High Impact plastic for football sign and street sign estimate. Russell’s was working on the estimates for street signs. Sundeen did talk to Insurance Company and there was no insurance on this sign. Council will table this until later when all estimates are in.

Sundeen presented to Council the Pledge of Securities for the end of December 2007. It was reviewed and approved that we have the coverage needed by the State Bond Company.

Council discussed on how to resolve the drainage problem on Greely St and the ditch on the west side of railroad tracks. Council reviewed a 4 year plan from CPS on the drainage. In the discussion it was mentioned on cleaning culverts to relieve some of the problems and installing plastic drainage piping not drain tiles. Rosholt will get an estimate from Rhino for cleaning culverts. This will be tabled until they receive estimates.

Rosholt presented to council on a letter regarding the Dog Ordinance to be in effect. Sundeen will mail to all households in Buxton and add to Buxton Beat in April. Knudsvig motioned to approve; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Gregg Troftgruben attended meeting on the property that was purchased by him and Gary Fuglesten on the south end of town. Greg discussed on road needed and who would be responsible and if they can put in their own septic system instead of being on the City of Buxton’s. Rosholt mentioned there is no ordinance on putting a septic system in. Council recommended a plan drawn up by Greg before building on, how the lots would be and on the septic systems. Council will table this until we receive all plans.

Council discussed properties if they don’t want garbage pickup from WasteManagement on if they need to be billed anyways. As long as they are in city limits all residents will need to pay for garbage, recycle and mosquito spraying.  Sundeen will be if any resident is needed to be added.  

Next City Council meeting will be March @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, December 13, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Travis Hegg, Derric Knudsvig , Rick Aamold                 

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 12-13-07 at 7:00 p.m. November minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10300 Deb Sundeen $431.75, Ck#10301 Deb Sundeen $32.50, Ck#10302 Gene Rosholt $207.79, Ck#10303 Rhea Benning $15238, Ck#10304 Derric Knudsvig $152.38, Ck#10305 Rick Aamold $152.38, Ck#10306 Travis Hegg $152.38, Ck#10307 Waste Management $30.00, Ck#10308 Waste Management $2487.26, Ck#10309 Traill County Tribune $63.00, Ck#1310 Farmers Union Oil $14.04, Ck#10311 Rosholt $2585.28, Ck#10312 Home of Economy $24.32, Ck#10313 D & D Blading $118.00, Ck#10314 Postmaster $36.00, Ck#10315 GF Traill Water $189.80, Ck#10316 Xcel Energy $686.58, Ck# 10317 Traill County Treasurer $250.00.Knudsvig motioned to approve bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen discussed with council on the State Bond. Sundeen contacted the State Bonding Company and they will raise the bond for the City of Buxton to $54,000 at no expense.

Rosholt talked to D & D Blading on running a disc on the shoulders from the railroad tracks to the township road.  Benning motioned to approve D & D Blading to maintain the road, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt brought picture to council of the attachment and extension purchased for mowing ditches. Rosholt purchased an extra extension for the attachment to make it longer.

Council discussed on billing the Railroad for the mowing along the tracks. Rosholt will get the address on where to send a bill for 2007 mowing season. Council agreed on billing them twice a month at 50% each. There are 14 lots along the tracks and they will be billed $20 for each lot mowed.

Rosholt received bids from Display Industries and Russings for the State Football sign that was damaged. Display Industries estimated $400.00 each side of sign with no high impact plastic. Russings uses new style paint and has high impact plastic. They estimated it would cost about $1600.00. Sundeen will contact Insurance Company and put in claim. Rosholt did ask them on our street signs to be made and both companies will send council the estimates.  

Next City Council meeting will be January 21st @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Benning moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING: Thursday, November 8, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 11-08-2007 at 7:00p.m. October minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Ck#10284 GF Traill Water $201.00, Ck# 10285 Waste Management $30.00, Ck#10286 Waste Management $2478.82, Ck#10287 Xcel Energy $74.95, Ck# 10288 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Ck# 10289 ND League of Cities $357.00, Ck# 10290 Leroy Olson $78.00, Ck# 10291 Deb Sundeen $431.75, Ck#10292 Deb Sundeen $32.50, Ck# 10293 Steve Larson $1754.70, Ck#10294 Farmers Union Oil $67.05, Ck#10295 Buxton in Bloom $1000.00, Ck# 10296 Northern Tool $1865.79, Ck#10298 Traill County Tribune $63.00, Ck#10299 Xcel Energy $564.43. Hegg motioned to approve bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen put ordinances in newspaper and will contact the District Court for their approval of taking care of the fines for City of Buxton that are enforced.

Council discussed street signs that are down and some that need to be added. Rosholt will contact the county for the place which makes them and then order new signs.

Council discussed Football Championship sign that was damaged by wind. Sundeen will contact the place that can repair the sign and get an estimate. Sundeen will put in the claim with the Insurance Company.

Council discussed ditches on the north end of town and by the lagoon to clean up. Council discussed that this will need mowing first before burning and will need a new attachment instead of using the city mower. Rosholt will look for this type of attachment that can be pulled by a 4-wheeler. City will purchase this attachment if no more than $ 2000.00, Hegg motioned to approve this purchase and Benning, seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council received two bids for cleaning of sewer lines which were from Florian’s Excavating for $90.00 an hour with 2nd person $40.00 and Jetway in Harwood $135.00 an hour which includes 2 people and $2.40 a mile charge one way only. Council discussed Florian’s only provided the jet and Jetway had jet and vacuum. Council decided on Jetway because of them having a vacuum and would put a limit of 10 hours to do the problem areas first. Council will see how much time it takes to finish and then will decide on doing more of the town or not.  Benning motioned to approve; Hegg seconded, passed; unanimous.

Sundeen brought up to council on the Commercial Blanket Bond that needs to be raised. Sundeen will call and get estimate on what the difference of cost will be.

Council discussed lagoon road needs gravel added and will need to be blade. Rosholt will call D&D Blading and City of Buxton will purchase 3 loads of gravel from Rosholt for $540.00 for the filling. Hegg motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed a complaint received by a resident that was bitten by a loose dog in town.

Next City Council meeting will be December 13th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, October 4, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Travis Hegg, Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 10-04-07 at 7:00p.m. September minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: 10/04/07 Ck#10270 Deb Sundeen $431.75, 10/04/07 Ck# 10271 Deb Sundeen $32.50, 10/04/07 Ck#10272 GF Traill Water $175.80, 10/04/07 Ck#10273 Farmers Union Oil $89.99, 10/04/07  Ck#10274 Full Service Insurance $875.00, 10/04/07 Ck#10275 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, 10/04/07 Ck#10276 Oppegard’s $108.89, 10/04/07 Ck# 10277 Waste Management $35.00, 10/04/07 Ck#10278 Waste Management $2478.82, 10/04/07 Ck#10279 Kathy Fuglesten $46.17, 10/23/07 Ck#10280 IRS $439.91, 10/23/07 Ck#10281 Traill County Tribune $106.50, 10/23/07 Ck#10282 Xcel Energy $683.49. Aamold motioned to approve bills, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen discussed with council on help she received from Kathy Fuglesten for the budget. Council accepted to pay Kathy for her time and to pay by job done, not hourly. Sundeen will need some help not to exceed 10hrs before the end of the year to wrap up on a few things that need to be done with Kathy’s help. Aamold motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council reviewed budget for final approval for 2008. Council added additional money for Street Maintenance so paving can be done for the trailer court road. Council will get estimates for cleaning the sewer lines and will amend budget if needed when done with project. Benning motioned to approve budget; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the city ordinances for a first, second and final reading to be enforced by the district court. Sundeen will submit to city newspaper ordinances that will be enforced with the title and fines.

City ordinances to be enforced:

3.0217 Blocking Streets

11.0209 Noisy Dog Prohibited

12.0203 Burning of Grass, Leaves or Yard Debris-Restricted

12.0401 Automobiles Personal Property-When a Nuisance *See Chapter 15 for more details

Chapter 15 Automobiles-Personal Property-Section 7

If any resident is found guilty of an infraction the following fines will be enforced; first time offense equals $25.00 fine, second time offense will be $50.00 and three plus times will be $100.00 each. For a full listing of all city ordinances please visit the Buxton Website @ www.BuxtonND.com. Knudsvig motioned to approved; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen opened bid that was received for snow removal for the 2007-2008 year. Bid was received from Rosholt. Aamold motioned to accept bid; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Greg Troftgruben attended meeting asked questions to council on taxes, water, and city sewer system for future residential area.

Council will have Buxton Fire Department burn the city burn pile when the weather conditions are good.

Next City Council meeting will be November 8th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Benning moved to adjourn; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Buxton is requesting bids for the 2007-2008 Winter Snow Removal.  Please submit your bid by October 4th, 2007 with the following information: hourly rate, equipment used and contractor’s License No. to:

City of Buxton

PO Box 75

Buxton, ND  58218

Attn:  Debbie Sundeen-City Auditor

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday September 13, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Travis Hegg, Rhea Benning                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 09-13-07 at 7:00p.m. August minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Aamold motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: 09/13/07 Ck#10255  Waste Management $2478.72, 09/13/07 Ck#10256 Buxton Valley Contracting $25.00, 9/13/07 Ck#10257 Xcel Energy $649.43, 9/13/07 Ck#10258 Rosholt $990.00, 9/13/07 Traill County Tribune $45.60, 9/13/07 Ck#10260 Farmers Union Oil $205.53, 9/13/07 Ck#10261 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, 9/13/07 Ck#10262 Deb Sundeen $431.75, 9/13/07 Ck#10263 Deb Sundeen $32.50, 9/13/07 Ck#10264 Gene Rosholt $207.79, 9/13/07 Ck#10265 Travis Hegg $152.38, 9/13/07 Ck#10266 Derric Knudsvig $152.38, 9/13/07 Ck#10267 Rick Aamold $152.38, 9/13/07 Ck#10268 Rhea Benning $152.38, 9/13/07 Ck#10269 GF Traill Water $195.40. Hegg motioned to approve bills, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council corrected minutes from August, Rosholt was approved to level the road behind the Daycare Center, Trailer Park road, and the alley’s from Elizabeth Ave to Reeves Ave which was not listed in August minutes

Tom Gerstenberg attended meeting and presented to council plans for his house that would be built with the dimensions of 28x40, with no basement. Council discussed another property which will probably go back to the city in October. Tom would have first choice of lot if available. Council did mention that this lot would have an added cost for cleanup. Council tabled to meet again with Tom at a later date after October.

Sundeen presented to council the draft of the 2008 Budget. Council reviewed budget and wants to add on for a new mower in 2008.

Council discussed on ordinances due to the complaints of dogs, etc. Sundeen will contact Stuart Larson on information needed to have these in-forced.

Council discussed on alley’s that are blocked with vehicles that need to be moved in case of an emergency so fire trucks, etc can get through. Sundeen will send letters out to anyone that is blocking the alley with their vehicle

Sundeen will add in Buxton Beat for October a reminder on late pick-ups for garbage when there’s a holiday.

Council discussed snow removal and Sundeen will put in Traill County Tribune for Snow Removal Bids. Council will open bids at October’s meeting.

Benning mentioned to council of grass growing on the sand pile by Trailer Park if residents can burn it. Council discussed and Rosholt will level the sand pile.

Next City Council meeting will be October 4th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday August 9, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Travis Hegg, Derric Knudsvig                   

Recording: Derric Knudsvig 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 08-09-07 at 7:00p.m. July minutes were presented & read by Knudsvig, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment:8/8/07 Ck#10243 Gaffaney’s $18.63, 8/08/07 Ck#10244 Waste Management $2478.82, 8/08/07 Ck#10245 Farmers Union Oil $258.26, 8/08/07 Ck#10246 Waste Management $731.88, 8/08/07 Ck#10247 GF Traill Water $167.40, 8/08/07 Ck#10248 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, 8/08/07 Ck#10249 Bank of ND $8340.00, 8/08/07 Ck#10250 Xcel Energy $91.63, 8/08/07 Ck#10251 Deb Sundeen $431.75, 8/08/07 Ck#10252 Deb Sundeen $32.50, 8/24/07 Ck# 10253 Xcel Energy $569.31, 8/24/07 Ck#10254 Traill County Tribune $52.80. Hegg motioned to approve bills; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed and approved of Rosholt to level the road behind the Daycare Center and the Trailer Park road and not to succeed over $1000.00.

Rosholt mentioned of two residents needing building permits for building storage sheds.

Tom Gerstenberg attended meeting to ask council for permission to buy and build city lot located behind Sonny Knutsvig’s house. Council asked to bring plans for house to next meeting and will then decide on approval for him to purchase and build on city lot.

Next City Council meeting will be September 13th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning, Travis Hegg                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 07-12-07 at 7:00p.m. June minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment:7/12/07 Ck#10227 Deb Sundeen  $431.75, 7/12/07 Ck#10228 Deb Sundeen $431.75, 7/12/07 Ck#10229 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, 7/12/07 Ck#10230 Waste Management $2478.82, 7/12/07 Ck# 10231 Reynolds United $5.62, 7/12/07 Ck#10232 Oppegard’s $8.61, 7/12/07 Ck#10233 B & G Chemicals & Equipment $1292.50, 7/12/07 Ck#10234 Cenex $357.95, 7/12/07 Ck#10235 Home of Economy $109.99, 7/12/07 Ck#10236 Traill County Tribune $80.94, 7/12/07 Ck#10237 ND State Fire & Tornado $63.96, 7/12/07 Ck#10238 IRS $431.39, 7/12/07 Ck#10239 GFTraill Water $206.60, 7/12/07 Ck# 10240 Airborne Custom Spraying $305.00, 7/12/07 Ck#10241 Xcel Energy $729.01, 7/26/07  Ck#10242 IRS $827.78. Benning motioned to approve bills; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the Blanket Bond coverage and agreed the city has adequate coverage at this time. Sundeen will call and change name on bond for contact person. Benning motioned approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed there needs to be discussion at next meeting on water problems along the railroad tracks by main street.

Rod from Waste Management will be changing out all old garbage totes for new ones on July 28th. Sundeen will send letters to all residents.

Rosholt mentioned to council about a firm wanting to come into Buxton and build a Bio Diesel Plant across the road from the grain elevator. They would like to meet with council on Monday, July 23rd to discuss.

Rosholt mentioned we need to issue a Building Permit for Traill County for new Septic Tank put in at the county shed. Sundeen will send bill and permit to Traill County Highway Department.

Rosholt will call representative of the property for Leroy Clemen’s house on what they will be doing with the property in the future. Leroy Olson has been mowing the property the last two summers.

Next City Council meeting will be August 9th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday June 14, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning, Travis Hegg                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 06-14-07 at 7:00p.m. May minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment:6/11/07 Ck#10208 Debbie Sundeen $431.75, 6/14/07 Ck#10209 Travis Hegg $152.38, 6/14/07 Ck#10210 Rhea Benning $152.38, 6/14/07 Ck# 10211 Derric Knudsvig $152.38, 6/14/07 Ck#10212 Rick Aamold $152.38, 6/14/07 Ck#10213 Gene Rosholt $207.79, 6/14/07 Ck#10214 Xcel Energy $688.33, 6/14/07 Ck#10215 Doug Thompson $60.21, 6/14/07 Ck#10216 GF Traill Water $187.00, 6/14/07 Ck#10217 Oppegard’s $136.50, 6/14/07 Ck#10218 Home of Economy $362.03, 6/14/07 Ck#10219 Waste Management $1778.82, 6/14/07 Ck#10220 Traill County Tribune $54.72, 6/14/07 Ck#10221 Cenex $258.01, 6/14/07 Ck#10222 Waste Management $555.27, 6/14/07 Ck#10223 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, 6/14/07 Ck#10224 Steve Larson $669.93, 6/14/07 Ck#10225 NDSU Extension Pesticide Program $240.00, 6/14/07 Ck#10226 Deb Sundeen $32.50.Benning motioned to approve bills; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Ashley Christie attended meeting to ask council about moving in a modular home. Council said that the City of Buxton does not allow modular homes. Council recommended Christie to build right on her property and gave suggestions on contacts.

Council received complaints about properties not mowed and dogs running at large. Sundeen will send letters out to all that were named with a copy of the ordinance and penalties.

Rosholt spoke to Scott with Traill County and they will not be black topping for another year or two on the county road. There will be patching done so Scott will let contractors know we are interested in paving the trailer court road.

Council discussed the LARC account and will give the Buxton Children Center a copy of the schedule of payments with the amount needed to pay.

Sundeen asked council for city to pay auditor for internet services in the amount of $32.50 per month. Benning motioned to approve; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the ground spraying for mosquito’s which will need to kept in a log for each time they spray.

Council discussed the City Hall on the broken windows and having a door so it can be locked to keep children out because of safety hazards. Council will contact Terry Thoreson on putting a new door on the front of the building.

Next City Council meeting will be July12th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; Benning seconded passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday May 10, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig, Travis Hegg                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 05-10-07 at 7:00p.m. April minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment:5/10/07 Ck#10193 Rosholt $950.00, 5/10/07 Ck#10194 Nancy Newcomb $285.00, 5/10/07 C#10195 Terry Thoreson $507.92, 5/10/07 Ck#10196 Deb Sundeen $431.75, 5/10/07 Ck#10197 Waste Management $2618.82, 5/10/07 Ck#10198 Traill County Tribune $15.96, 5/10/07 Ck#10199 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, 5/10/07 Ck#10200 GF Traill Water $237.40, 5/10/07 Ck#10201 Gaffaney’s $52.72, 5/10/07 Ck#10202 ND Sewage Pump Lift Station Service Co $200.00, 5/10/07 Ck#10203 ND Public Finance Authority $5212.50, 5/10/07 Ck#10204 Camrud, Maddock, Olson & Larson $288.00, 5/10/07 Ck#10205 VOID, 5/10/07 Ck#10206 Xcel Energy $672.82, 5/10/07 Ck#10207 Sid Rosholt $236.00. Benning motioned to approve bills; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Bobbi Olson with Buxton Bloom updated council on the progress of the old bank. Olson stated that Buxton Bloom is a non-profit organization that owns the bank. Olson asked council if they would donate $1000.00 to the Buxton Bloom to help with costs. Council discussed and decided not to give donation at this time.

Gary Fuglesten of Central Valley Bean presented to council a Property Tax Incentive to the city for additional bins being built. Council discussed and agreed with the tax incentive of 100% for 5 yrs and 50% for 5yrs. Knudsvig motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Randy Fitzner presented pictures of car port to be set up next to his trailer house. Council agreed under certain terms to let Fitzner put car port in trailer court. Fitzner will need to take it down and restore where it was located if he moves and if it tears, etc while living in trailer court it will need to be fixed.

Sundeen presented to council all the financial statements for 2006 and gave a copy to council member to review and ask any questions on reports at next meeting.

Sundeen discussed with council they need to amend the budget for the General Fund because of over expenditures. Knudsvig motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt asked Sundeen to review the LARC account. This account is for the Buxton Children’s Center to pay back the city for loan that was given. Buxton Children’s Center board would like to see where they are standing with this. Sundeen will prepare a statement with the status of their account.

Rosholt left a message to the Traill County Engineer but still has not heard back regarding if the county is paving the highway so they can have them pave the Buxton Trailer Court at the same time. Rosholt will try again to contact Traill County. Council tabled this for now until further information is known.

Sundeen reported all 2004 quarterly taxes and penalties are paid up with the IRS at this time after the conversation with the IRS.

Sundeen will contact the Cooperstown Vet to schedule an evening for them to come down and vaccinate animals.

Council voted to keep Traill County Tribune as the city newspaper for the 2007-2008 year. Benning motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed on the Triple VVV Bar being opened longer for the street dance on June 16th, 2007.  Owner will be notified they can close at 2:00am but band needs to be done by 1:00am and street cleaned after closing.

Aamold suggested to have 2-roll offs during the City Wide Rummage Sale in Buxton for people to haul any garbage after sale. Council discussed and will order roll-offs for June 16th. Sundeen will put up signs.

Council discussed burn pile and what can be done when other than trees, grass clippings, and leaves are thrown in pile. Letters will be sent to residents regarding the fines, etc.

Rosholt mentioned to Sundeen to start sending Buxton Beat to all residents living in the apartments.

Rosholt picked up mosquito sprayer given to the city from the City of Grand Forks. Rosholt will purchase a trailer for hauling the sprayer. Knudsvig motioned to approve; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Next City Council meeting will be June 14th @ 6:30 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Hegg seconded passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Wednesday April 4th, 2007 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 04-04-07 at 8:00p.m. March minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: 4/05/07 Deb Sundeen Ck#10178 $431.75, 4/05/07 Waste Management Ck#10179 $2668.34, 4/05/07 GF Traill Water Ck#10180 $122.50, 4/05/07 Buxton Rural Fire Prot Dist Ck#10181 $50.00, 4/05/07 Rosholt Ck#10182 $1852.50, 4/05/07 Ohnstad Twichell Ck#10183 $24.00, 4/05/07 Traill County Treasurer Ck#10184 $250.00, 4/04/07 Gene Rosholt Ck#10185 $23.00, 4/04/07 Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10186 $431.75, 4/16/07 Xcel Energy Ck#10187 $666.87, 4/16/07 Traill County Tribune Ck#10188 $148.88, 4/16/07 State Treasurer Office Ck#10189 $3560.00. Benning motioned to approve bills; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen presented the January 2007 financial statements to council. Sundeen will bring the 2006 financial statements to next meeting.

Council discussed recommendations from state auditor and will comply with the new recommendations as suggested.

Scott Fitzner resident of the Buxton Trailer park attended meeting to ask council for permission to put up a car port. Council asked him to bring a picture of the car port that he intends on putting up and bring to next meeting for approval. Council did suggest for him to talk to his neighbors on his plan.

Ross Henningsgard representing the Buxton Park Board attended meeting to ask council if they will need money for a new mower this year. Council said they did not budget this year for a mower so money is not needed from Park Board. Henningsgard discussed that Park Board would like to put up regulation hockey boards in the park to be left up all year round. Council discussed on issues with leaving them up all year and storage if taken down. Sundeen will check on issues with insurance. Council wanted Park Board to know that they will be responsible to pay half of the amount when they pave the road by the trailer park.

Sundeen asked about the water rate for the Buxton Trailer park. The bill is higher than what they are collecting. Sundeen will check out contracts and discuss at next meeting.

Council discussed about contract for Airborn Spraying for the 2007 year. Council filled out application but did not commit at this time.

Terry Thoreson said he would like to be done this year of his duty being City Assessor. Thoreson gave council a name from his list of assessor’s that we could contact to fill the position when he is done.

Next City Council meeting will be May10th @ 6:30 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Benning moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded passed; unanimous.

 


Special Meeting: Saturday, March 31, 2007 @ 11:00 A.M. Fire Hall

Special meeting was called for by Mayor Rosholt to make resolution to annex land into the City of Buxton

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning

Recording: Debbie Sundeen

Meeting was called to order by Rosholt at 11:00am on March 31, 2007

Knudsvig made a resolution that said land be annexed into the City of Buxton, seconded by Benning. Resolution passed.

Land as described on attachments.

Meeting was adjourned.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday March 08, 2007 @ 6:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 03-08-07 at 6:30 p.m. March minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: 3/08/07 Rhea Benning Ck#10163 $507.92, 3/08/07 Rick Aamold Ck#10164 $507.92, 3/08/07 Derric Knudsvig Ck#10165 $507.92, 3/08/07 Gene Rosholt Ck#10166 $684.15, 3/08/07 Deb Sundeen Ck#10167 $431.75, 3/08/07 Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10168 $431.75, 3/08/07 GF Traill Water Ck#10169 $182.60, 3/08/07 Waste Management Ck#10170 $2676.95, 3/08/07 Workforce Safety & Ins Ck#10171 $236.52, 3/08/07 ND League of Cities Ck#10172 $5.00, 03/08/07 Traill County Treasurer Ck#10173 $250.00, 03/08/07 Ohnstad Twichell Ck#10174 $80.00, 3/08/07 Traill County Tribune Ck#10175 $67.26, 3/08/07 Rosholt Ck#10176 $1282.50, 3/27/07 Xcel Energy Ck#10177 $653.54. Aamold motioned to approve bills; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Conrad Murach met with council to ask permission to put a cement slab under his car port at his own expense in the Buxton Trailer Park this spring. The slab would be off the street so it would not be in the way for snow removal, etc. Murach would also like to put in a cement walk from his trailer to Evenson’s trailer. Council would like to have Murach wait until they find out if the will be paving by spring/summer. Rosholt will talk to Scott from the county to see if they are repairing the county road this year west of town. Council could then see if they would come in and pave the trailer park. Council discussed on adding a cement slab for parking at each trailer. This discussion has been tabled until next meeting.

Council discussed the plan for keeping track of residential garbage totes. Sundeen will bring a list of all residents and the count of totes that are being billed to next meeting. Council members will be going out and placing a sticker on the residential totes. On garbage day, Waste Management will only dump garbage with that sticker on once all stickers are placed on totes and they are notified to start with the plan. If another sticker is needed for extra garbage totes they will need to contact Sundeen. Sundeen will put the plan in the City Beat which will go out in April instead of sending each individual resident a letter. The plan will help keep track of these totes so the billing will be accurate.

Sundeen called Waste Management on the City of Buxton account. Waste Management made adjustments which will reflect on next billing.

Sundeen will make copies of the recommendations from State Auditor and bring to next meeting for review.

Council asked on the status of the LARC account. Sundeen will bring the schedule of payments received from the Buxton Children Center and the balance at next meeting.

Council discussed land issues and tabled it until next meeting.

Mayor Rosholt reported that the Equalization meeting will be held April 4th, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Buxton Fire Hall.

Next City Council meeting will be April 5, 2007 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Benning moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday February 15, 2007 @ 6:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor;  Rick Aamold,  Travis Hegg                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 02-15-07 at 6:30 p.m. January minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Hegg motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: 2/15/07 Xcel Energy Ck#10143 $112.62, 2/15/07 Traill County Treasurer Ck#10144 $250.00, 2/15/07 Void Ck#10145, 2/15/07 Traill County Tribune Ck#10146 $122.55, 2/15/07 Bank of ND Ck#10147 $360.00, 2/15/07 GF Traill Water Ck#10148 $191.00, 2/15/07 Gaffaney’s Ck#10149 $7.65, 2/15/07 Rosholt Ck#10150 $1187.50, 2/15/07 Deb Sundeen Ck#10151 $431.75, 2/15/07 Deb Sundeen Ck#10152 $431.75, 2/15/07 Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10153 $431.75, 2/15/07 Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10154 $215.87, 2/15/07 IRS Ck#10155 $498.07, 2/22/07 Waste Management Ck#10156 $2215.83, 2/22/07 IRS Ck#10157 $844.30, 2/22/07 IRS Ck#10158 $19.43, 2/22/07 IRS Ck#10159 $16.98, 2/22/07 Xcel Energy Ck#10160 $563.20, 2/22/07 Copy Cat Printing Ck#10161 $384.00; Aamold motioned to approve bills; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed dogs that are running loose and the complaints that have come in on dogs getting into garbage. Sundeen will send letters out to pet owners to keep them leashed or council will need to take further action.

Council discussed the plan on keeping track of garbage totes. Waste Management bills the city for number of totes. The city needs to keep this count accurate for billing purposes. Sundeen will send a letter out to all residents regarding the plan.

Sundeen discussed with council some of the recommendations given by the State Auditor for the period of 2004-2005. Sundeen handed out copies to council members and to Mayor Rosholt to review and discuss at next meeting.

Sundeen discussed with council on the issues of Council members and the Mayor getting paid quarterly instead of yearly. Council discussed raising the pay for council members to $55.00 per meeting and getting paid quarterly. Hegg motioned to approve raise and pay schedule; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt spoke to City Attorney Ross Keller on joining the council and people interested in new development to go over some legal issues.

Sundeen opened bid for the old city computer which was received from Stephanie Larson for $100.00. Hegg motioned to approve bid; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Next City Council meeting will be held March 8, 2007 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall

Hegg moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Tuesday January 11, 2007 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor;  Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig, Travis Hegg                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 01-11-07 at 7:00 p.m. December minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: 1/10/07 Traill County Treasurer Ck#10127 $250.00, 1/10/07 Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10128 $417.80, 1/10/07 Deb Sundeen Ck#10128 $417.80, 1/10/07 Rosholt Ck#10130 $837.00, 1/10/07 Waste Management Ck#10130 $2572.46, 1/10/07 Home of Economy Ck#10132 $16.84, 1/10/07 GF Traill Water Ck#10133 $179.80, 1/10/07 ND Sewage Pump Lift Station Ck#10134 $22.00, 1/10/07 Traill County Treasurer Ck#10135 $405.20, 1/10/07 Xcel Energy Ck#10136 Ck#688.51, 1/29/07 ND Tax Commissioner Ck#10140 $155.00, 1/29/07 IRS Ck#10140 $1173.72, 1/29/07 IRS Ck#10142 $426.78; Knudsvig motioned to approve bills; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen discussed with council notes received from State Auditor’s office regarding the 2004-2005 audit.

Sundeen reported the progress that she and Kathy Fuglesten have made regarding the books for the year.

Rosholt attended Waste Management meeting held in Grand Forks. Discussion was on the city landfill site in Grand Forks which will need to be moved soon because of reaching capacity.

Council discussed the issues regarding the garbage increase in commercial and residential rates. Sundeen will adjust all billings to which have been increased. The commercial rates were the ones that needed adjustment on garbage rates along with residential for recycling. Sundeen will adjust the rates for the residential recycling to $1.00 per quarter and commercial as needed for garbage. Knudsvig motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen received information from League of Cities regarding City Government week. Sundeen will send information to third grade teacher regarding projects they could do that week.

Sundeen discussed Block Grant information received and there was no action taken at this time.

CPS was on Agenda but no discussion needed at this time.

Rosholt spoke to Gary Vagne with Xcel Energy and they can install 1 leg with a controller for night and day to have the x-mas lights on to save on the bulbs. This will be installed over the summer months.

Benning discussed paving of the trailer court and if it should be done before the drainage project. Council discussed paving and will table this until later time.

Rosholt discussed with council on cutting of the streets for sewer. Council noted that there will be no cutting into the sewer without approval from the City Council of the contractor to hire to make sure it will meet the requirements. Aamold motioned to approve; Benning seconded; passed;unanimous.

Council discussed Tax Incentive Financing for New Development. Council discussed the people interested in new development will need to meet with council and attorney to find out all the specifics.

Council discussed city newspaper and motioned to continue Traill County Tribune. Rhea Benning motioned to approve; Travis Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed to get fire department to burn the burn pile on the south end of town.‘

Sundeen will put in Buxton Beat that the city will be accepting sealed bids for the old computer, copier/fax/printer and monitor. Sealed bids will need to be in by February 8th, 2007.

Next City Council meeting will be held February15, 2007 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Benning seconded passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Tuesday December 5, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Travis Hegg                    

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 12-05-06 at 7:00 p.m. November minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Hegg motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: 12/05/06 Traill County Treasurer Ck#10114 $250.00, 12/05/06 Waste Management Ck#10115 $2572.46, 12/5/06 Minn-Dak Asphalt, Inc Ck# 10116  $3200.00, 12/05/06 GF Traill Water Ck# 10117 $173.70, 12/05/06 Deb Sundeen Ck#10118 $417.80, 12/05/06 Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10119 $417.80, 12/05/06 Steve Larson $1941.43, 12/05/06 ND League of Cities Ck#10121 $337.00, 12/23/06 Home of Economy Ck#10122 $16.59, 12/23/06 Traill County Tribune Ck# 10123 $81.51, 12/23/06 Xcel Energy Ck#10124 $672.70, 12/23/06 Postmaster Ck# 10125 26.00, 12/23/06 CPS Ck# 10126 $5600.00, Benning motioned to approve bills; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed if any residents in Buxton have questions on the plan that CPS, Inc had drawn up to improve the drainage problem in the city they can contact a council member to see it. The council members received a plan to take home and one was left at the Fire Hall for showing residents interested. The City of Buxton will hold a public meeting when the estimates come in from all of the contractors.

Rosholt will contact Sundeen with the measurements on each street repair done in November that needed to be dug for sewer for the break down to bill residents affected.

Sundeen reported that Rosholt should have been paid $75.00 for each meeting instead of $50.00. Sundeen will reimburse Rosholt for the difference in 2006.

Council discussed salary for Steve Larson. Larson will be paid $7.50 per hour for the city mowing. Hegg motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt discussed with council all the Christmas bulbs that are burnt out on the decorations for Main street and will contact Gary at Xcel to see about wiring them to the light pole to save on bulbs.

Next City Council meeting will be held January 10th, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING  Tuesday November 21, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Derric Knudsvig; Travis Hegg                    

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 11-21-06 at 7:00 p.m. October minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Hegg motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Amend October minutes to read for Fitzner’s trailer size as 14x70.

The following bills were presented for payment: Debbie Sundeen Ck#10098 $77.18, Debbie Sundeen Ck#10099 $417.80, Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10100 $417.80, US Treasury Ck#10101 $208550, Void Ck#10102, US Treasury Ck#10103 $24.88, ND Public Finance Authority Ck#10104 $212.50, Traill County Treasurer Ck#10105 $250.00, Paul Siewert Ck#10106 $156.40, Farmers Union Oil Co Ck#10107 $50.06, Traill County Tribune Ck#10108 $60.42, Xcel Energy Ck#10109 $674.59, Leroy Olson Ck#10110 $201.50, Buxton Valley Contracting Ck#10111 $110.00, GF Traill Water Ck# 10112 $182.60, Waste Management Ck#10113 $2572.46. Aamold motioned to approve bills; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Mike Crocker from Traill County Sheriff’s office in Hillsboro attended meeting to discuss with council of some complaints he had heard on their police patrolling in the City of Buxton. Crocker went over with council the standard procedures they do for patrolling.

CPS attended meeting to go over their recommendations for the City of Buxton. CPS objective: To improve drainage to several areas within the city which are retaining water during periods if significant rain fall and/or spring snow melt. CPS reviewed with council on different sources for grants to check on and other options to help with the cost. Council will hold a special meeting for the public when they get an estimate for the cost from CPS/Contractors.

Rosholt spoke to Bob from Minn-Dak and they will be out in Buxton 11/22/06 to repair the streets in front of the three households that needed to dig into the sewer for hook up. Sundeen will bill these residents according to the size of the repair.

Sundeen has not heard from Ross Keller on the process for submitting the advised city ordinances in the paper.

Sundeen reported that the city books have been gone through by Fuglesten up to the year 2006. Sundeen & Fuglesten will be putting payroll on Quick books to begin on Jan 1, 2007. Garbage billing will be on Quick books by March 1, 2007.

Sundeen asked council if they wanted to be paid monthly/quarterly/yearly. Council discussed and will keep it as a yearly payroll. Hegg motioned to approve; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen reviewed with council ND Fire and Tornado Ins policy. Council agreed with all values that they were insured for. Aamold motioned to approve; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen opened sealed bid received from Rosholt Gravel. Council discussed and accepted bid from Rosholt Gravel for the snow removal for the winter of 2006-2007. Aamold motioned to approve; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed Homeland Security meetings for the 32 hour training session. Council would like one council member to attend. Hegg offered to attend the sessions. Council agreed to pay Hegg $100.00 to attend. Benning motioned to approve; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Next City Council meeting will be held December 5, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, Oct 12, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Derric Knudsvig; Travis Hegg; Kathy Fuglesten                    

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 10-12-06 at 7:00 p.m. September minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment:Traill County Treasurer Ck#10086 $250.00, Debbie Sundeen Ck#10087 $417.80, Kathy Fuglesten Ck# 10088 $417.80, IRS-United States Treasury Ck#10089 $567.25, Farmers Union Oil Ck#10090 $115.22, Traill County Tribune Ck#10091 $58.71, Waste Management Ck#10092 $2572.46, Grand Forks Traill Water Ck#10093 $182.60, First State Bank Ck# 10094 $875.00, Xcel Energy Ck#10095 $661.09, Fire & Tornado Fund Ins Ck#10096, First State Bank Ck#10097 $2662.50;  Benning motioned to approve bills; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed on having Sundeen call City Attorney Ross Keller for specifications on putting the new ordinances in the paper.

Council discussed on Lerom home of which owner was down and removed some of the belongings. No one from council was notified as of tonight’s meeting on the owners plan.

Rosholt spoke to Minn-Dak on the street repairs and they were hoping to be down by the end of October.

Sundeen and Fuglesten reported updates with how the progress of the city books were going and discussed with council on the fee for sewer hook up. Sundeen will send out a bill for the sewer hook up fee for residents that have moved on a property that needed to hook up to the citiy's sewer system. Sundeen presented the insurance policies, so council could review them. Rosholt spoke to Randy with Grand Forks Traill Water about the city being charged for late charges. Rosholt mentioned to Randy that the city does not send out bills until after their meeting so in some cases it does not get there until after the 10th of each month. Randy will talk to Shari at GF Traill Water on waving these charges.

Council discussed the bill from Leroy Olson and agreed to pay him $6.50 per hr for mowing Henry Clemens’s lot. Sundeen will write check for payment to Leroy Olson and send after council meets in November.

Rosholt spoke with Troy that works for the Grand Forks City and offered City of Buxton to purchase their mosquito sprayer for $1000.00. Council discussed the sprayer and will purchase it for the City of Buxton.

Rosholt reported the Traill County Health Dept was here. The lagoon is at a high level so Rosholt will get a sample to see if it passes to start draining.

Sundeen will put in Traill County Tribune that we will be accepting Snow Removal Bids until Nov 7th, 2006.

Randy Fitzner and his brother Scott Fitzner attended meeting to ask council permission to move a ’79 14x17 mobile home into the trailer court by Nov 1, 2006. Council had approved previously that they will accept all mobile homes that are newer than 1974. City council asked for some references from Fitzner’s on previous places they have lived. Kirk Waslien stated all lots are set up for 200 amps. Fitzner’s trailer uses all electric so the amps in the lot will be sufficient. Pending on references, council will approve of Fitzner’s moving into the trailer court. Council will need to fix water hook up that is cracked at ground level in the lot prior to Fitzner’s moving in. Aamold motioned to approve; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Greg Troftgruben attended meeting to discuss with council about any lots in town that would be available, if someone was interested on building a home. The City of Buxton has very few lots for availability at this time. Council discussed if building was done in other areas around town what infrastructure would be needed.

Next City Council meeting will be held Nov 9th, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Benning moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, Sept 14, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Travis Hegg; Kathy Fuglesten                    

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 9-14-06 at 7:00 p.m. August minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Amended August minutes stating the city purchased a Laptop computer. Aamold motioned to approve; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: GF Traill Water Ck#10076 $8.84; Traill County Treasurer Ck#10077 $250.00; Farmers Union Oil Ck#10078 $196.94; Xcel Energy Ck# 10079 $617.01; Gaffaney’s Ck#10080 $111.17; Waste Management Ck#10081 $2288.94; Traill County Tribune Ck#10082 $83.22; Void Ck#10083; Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10084 $417.80; Debbie Sundeen Ck#10085 $417.80. Benning motioned to approve bills; Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen presented to council bill from Leroy Olson for mowing at the Henry Clemen’s Lot. Council discussed and will table this in at next meeting. Sundeen will check on previous hourly wages. Council will contact Leroy Olson.

Fuglesten and Sundeen presented council with the progress on the city books.

Sundeen will call Mike at District Court Office in Fargo for specifics on how many weeks we need to have new ordinances in the paper.

Rosholt had no updates on Clemen’s or Lerom’s homes.

Rosholt received bids from Strata for $8800 and Minn-dak for $3200 to repair streets at specific locations. Council discussed bids and decided to go with Minn-dak for $3200. Rosholt will call and get prices for each individual. The three homeowners will be notified of their expenses. Council will divide up accordingly by square footage. Gary Sundeen and Jonathon Vonesh were present for discussion. Aamold motioned to approve; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen presented the 1st draft for the 2007 Budget. Council reviewed and approved. Benning motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed options to advertise the open lot in the Trailer court. Sundeen will make signs and post in different locations.

Next City Council meeting will be held Oct 12, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, August 10, 2006 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Derric Knudsvig, Travis Hegg; Kathy Fuglesten                    

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 8-10-06 at 8:00 p.m. July’s minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Traill County Treasurer Ck#10064 $250.00, Traill County Tribune Ck#10065 $58.14, Traill County Treasurer Ck# 10066 $292.70, Bank of North Dakota Ck#10067 $8460.00, GF Traill Water Ck#10068 $417.50, Debbie Sundeen Ck#10069 $417.80, Kathy Fuglesten Ck#10070 $417.80, Cenex Ck#10071 $204.61, Waste Management Ck#10072 $2572.46, Xcel Energy Ck#10073 $604.92, Office Max Ck#10074 $478.83, Best Buy Ck#10075 $1468.96. Aamold motioned to approve bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Bobbi Olson stated to council she will be stepping down from the Building Committee since she has moved out of town.

Sundeen reported to council she has not heard from Sandra Knight of the District Court Office.

Sundeen & Fuglesten gave council updates on the books they're working on.  Sundeen discussed on putting all the billing on quick books and eventually all the journal entries. Sundeen discussed all the time it takes to print garbage billing, etc with the printer the city owns. Council discussed issues and approved to purchase Laser printer and Quick books. Aamold motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed two railroad crossings to take out and level. Council will table this until next year. Benning motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen reported that a letter was sent to owner of the Lerom home for condemning process. Sundeen reported she has not heard from owner.

Sundeen will publish for bids on the street repairs and list the 3 sites. Sundeen sent letters to the homeowners on those sites of their options. Council will look at the bids next meeting and the start process of repairing of the streets.

Council discussed garbage billing for rental properties. Landlords will receive the billing for garbage and sewer not the renters. Landlords will be charged for garbage and sewer regardless if vacant. Sundeen will send letters when next billing goes out in October.

Sundeen reported she spoke to Waste Management and they will be checking all businesses for what size of garbage bins they have and the quantity. Waste Management will notify Sundeen when they finish so they can do any adjustments on the billing. Sundeen will go through all homeowner accounts.

Next City Council meeting will be held September 8, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


 

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, July 20, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Derric Knudsvig, Travis Hegg                    

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 7-20-06 at 7:00 p.m. June’s minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Benning motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt made a correction from June’s minutes stating it should be Leroy Olson turns in the bill to the city for mowing Clemens lot and the city will reimburse Olson. The city will then add that amount to Clemens taxes.

Travis Hegg was elected for the new city council member. Derric Knudsvig was re-elected for city council.  Hegg read the Oath for a new City Council member.

The following bills were presented for payment: Xcel Energy Chk#10054 $652.64; Traill County Treasurer Chk#10055 $ 250.00; Debbie Sundeen Chk#10056 $417.80; IRS Chk#10057 $569.85; Traill County Treasurer Chk#10058 $250.00; Xcel Energy Chk#10059 $607.36; Waste Management Chk#10060 $2855.79; GF Traill Water Chk#10061 $200.86; Debbie Sundeen Chk# 10062 $19.20; Cenex Chk#10063 $221.28. Knudsvig motioned to approve bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen reported to council she sent copies of ordinances that needed review to Sandra Knight of the District Court Office. Sundeen has not heard from the District court since she sent in the correspondence.

Rosholt reported that the railroad has given approval to work on the two crossings. The railroad needs a notice when they want to begin leveling so they can have someone down here.

Rosholt reported he spoke to Grand Forks Health Department. If budget goes well for GF Health department they will purchase a new mosquito sprayer and we will have the option to purchase the old sprayer. City council will discuss the purchase of the sprayer when they are notified and take a look at the cities budget.

Council discussed on the two vacant homes which are the old Lerom and Clemens house. Rosholt contacted the Traill County Health nurse of which he was told to notify owners first of the plans to condemn the home. Sundeen will send out letters of the options for the owners and give them a month to contact us. If the city has had no response from owners they will precede on having the home condemned and bill the owner. Benning motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen reported on issues that needed to be taken care of regarding the Auditor’s work. Sundeen reported that Kathy Fuglesten has been helping her with different issues and would like Fuglesten to give her further training in this position. Council discussed and hired Kathy Fuglesten as a temporary Assistant Auditor. Knudsvig motioned to approve; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed to send letters to new residents that have cut out in the street for sewer. Sundeen will send letters out stating the options of hiring their own contractor for repairing the street and meeting the cities requirement of 5” of concrete or 6” of asphalt. Council will start taking bids for the repairs at the next meeting in August. If repairs have not been done by September’s council meeting the city will repair the streets and bill the owners.

Knudsvig was approached by Gary Sundeen that he had Pribula come out and survey his property. Gary Sundeen was not present at meeting to discuss the survey. No action taken.

  Council voted for a new President. Knudsvig nominated Rick Aamold. Knudsvig motioned to approve, Hegg seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported to council that Mike Crocker of the Traill County Sheriff’s office will be at the Fire Hall on August 10, 2006 at 7:00 pm on Homeland Security. Council needs to be present for this meeting.

Next City Council meeting will be held August 10, 2006 @ 8:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, June 8th, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Derric Knudsvig                    

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 6-08-06 at 7:00 p.m. May’s minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Triple VVV Lounge & Grill Chk#10034 $70.56; GF Traill Water #10035 $173.70; Void #10036; Traill County Treasurer #10037 $250.00; ND Sewage Dump #10038 $200.00; Gaffaney’s #10039 $57.80; Tool Crib #10040 $211.26; Traill County Tribune #10041 $111.72; Debbie Sundeen #10042 $417.80; Derric Knudsvig #10043 $594.00; Rick Aamold #10044 $594.00; Rhea Benning #10045 $594.00; Andy Mack #10046 $594.00; Gene Rosholt #10047 $692.62; Waste Management #10048 $2572.59; Waste Management #10049 $440.34;Cenex #10050 $181.14; Gene Rosholt #10051 $200.00; Doug Thompson #10052 $19.15; Doug Thompson #10053 $12.54; Benning motioned to approve bills, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen report to council she spoke to Sandra Knight from the District Court office. Sundeen will send copies of the updated ordinances to the District Court for review.

Rosholt reported that the railroad has been in town doing some clean up. Rosholt will contact the railroad for approval to work on the two crossing areas. So they can fill in the low line areas. ]

Rosholt reported he called Airborne Spraying and left message for them to call with a schedule but has not been contacted. Sundeen will put a notice in the Buxton Beat to all residents that we will do spraying for mosquito’s when needed and when the conditions are right. Also, hoping we have a 24 hour notice but not guaranteed.

Rosholt report of the notice published in the Mayville Tribune that you can bring hazardous materials to the Mayville dump. Council discussed on bringing the old chemical barrels to Mayville for disposal.

Council discussed on the two vacant homes which are the old Lerom house and Clemens house. Rosholt will contact the Traill County Health nurse to come out and look at them. If approved by Traill County Health for condemning, action will begin because of safety issues. Benning motioned to approve; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the issuing of Building permits. Residents need to receive one from the City Auditor before building any structure over $1000.00. Residents will be informed by council on approval. Council needs to have it checked for buried electrical cables, etc before building. Sundeen will post in the Buxton Beat to residents.

Rosholt approved for Leroy Olson to send bill to the city for mowing of Clemens lot which will then be deducted from his taxes.

Sundeen reported that Mark Petri owner of the Triple VVV Lounge & Grill could not attend meeting but would like approval for having a street dance on July 8th , 2006. Petri would like to block the city street off from the CV Bean office to First State Bank. Council discussed and approved.

Next City Council meeting will be held July 13, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, May 11, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Derric Knudsvig ; Andy Mack                   

Recording: Debbie Sundeen 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 5-11-06 at 7:00 p.m. April’s minutes were presented & read by Sundeen, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: First State Bank Chk#10020 $18,082.50; Jami Hovet Chk#10021 $417.80; Jami Hovet Chk#10022 $139.71; Traill County Treasurer Chk#10023 $250.00; Ohnstad Twichell Chk#10024 $24.00; Ohnstad Twichell Chk#10025 $22.00; ND Public Finance Authority Chk#10026 $5375.00; GF Traill Water Chk#10027 $194.70; Xcel Energy Chk#10028 701.06; Waste Management Chk#10029 $2572.46; ND Division of Community Services Chk#10030 $500.00; Terry Thorson Chk#10031 $507.92; Nancy Newcomb Chk#10032 $285.00; Void Chk#10033; Mack motioned to approve all bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Sundeen was sworn in by Mayor Rosholt and City Council members.  Sundeen was hired to take the City Auditor position as of May 1, 2006.

Sundeen reported that she had not heard from Chris Iverson from the Fargo District Court, regarding the status of the city ordinances that the city wants to enforce. Sundeen will contact Chris Iverson and report at June’s meeting.

The council had discussion on the water drainage problem. The City hired CPS to survey the land in Buxton. Signs will be posted to make residents aware of this.

The council had discussion on the railroad area by the main street of clean up. They will use dirt from two of the approaches to level the area.

Rosholt will call Airborne Custom Spraying to set up a schedule for mosquito spraying. Signs will be posted when we receive the schedule.

Rosholt purchased a new weed trimmer for the city.

The council discussed cleanup of old fire hall and to inquire on whom will pick up the disposal of old chemical barrels. Signs will be posted to give away old fire truck the city owned.

Benning reported of the condemning of the old house next to Kleveland’s house on Main Street. Rosholt will contact owners for approval.

The council discussed mowing of Henry Clemens lot. Rosholt will check on who will be mowing the property.  

Benning requested Rosholt Gravel to replace flare on driveway damaged by them during ditching.

The council made a decision to change payroll for City Mayor and City Council members from June to June of which previously it was July to July. Knudsvig motion to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Election for two City Council members will be held June 13th 2006 at Buxton Fire Hall.

Next City Council meeting will be held June 8, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Mack moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, March 9, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold; Derric Knudsvig                    

Recording: Jami Hovet 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 3-9-06 at 7:00 p.m. February’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Aamold motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Traill County Treasurer Chk#10001 $250.00; GF/Traill Water Chk#10002 $212.34; Chk#10003 VOIDED; North Star Mutual Chk#10004 $95.50; Waste Management of ND Chk#10005 $2,572.46; Jami Hovet Chk#10006 $417.80; Jami Hovet Chk#10007 $32.95; Benning motioned to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed unanimous.

The council discussed the past due trailer court bill from Scott & Mary Delvo.  The renter Joel Odstrcil approached the council stating that the bill is his responsibility and that he is trying to get it paid.  The council told Mr. Odstrcil that as long as there was effort to get the account in good standing that they will not take any further action. The council did state though that they rent money should still be coming from Delvo’s as they have not been granted approval for a subleasor.

Hvoet presented the first publication from Quilan Publishing on applying for grants. The council looked over the newsletter and took no action. Hovet also reported on what she had found out from The City of Hatton’s auditor.  They normally just work with a city engineer and have them do the work applying for grants with government agencies, etc. Rosholt had talked with a few engineering firms and will have more contact after the spring thaw. More to be discussed next month.

Hovet reported that Andy Mack & Derric Knudsvig will be up for reelection in June 2006. Mack has decided to step down and not run for reelection. Knudsvig has decided to rerun for election and will be listed on the ballot. Hovet also reported that John Proznik and Darrel Knutsvig were up for reelection for park board. Proznik has decided to step down and not run for reelection, were Knutsvig has also decided not to rerun, leaving two positions open for new members.

Aamold inquired on the used mosquito equipment that Rosholt had looked at last fall. Rosholt will try contact the City of Grand Forks or stop by before April’s meeting and get prices of the equipment.

Benning inquired on the door at the City Hall. Rosholt reported that the door is wrecked. Discussion tabled.

Knudsvig inquired on the status of the bigger garbage can for the Hilley residence. Rosholt reported that he had spoke with Hilley’s and they are going to let us know their final discussion but Rosholt stated that can will need to be placed at Hilley’s place of business vs. his home residence.

Hovet presented a letter from Central Valley’s Post Prom Committee requesting donations of money or door prizes. Council declined any donation.

Rosholt reported that Terry Thoreson had inquired on one of his apartment renters isn’t using his garbage can and wanted to know if he doesn’t have to pay his quarterly bill. The council discussed that all residents are responsible for the quarterly charge whether they use it or not.

Hovet reported that she had heard from Paulette @ the Traill County Courthouse about the District Court handling all of our claims. The approved status received is now pending again. Hovet will contact Chris Iverson in Fargo @ the District Office and get an update for April’s meeting..

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, February 23, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Andy Mack; Rick Aamold                     Recording: Jami Hovet 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 2-23-06 at 7:00 p.m. January’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Traill County Tribune Chk#9989 $250.00; Xcel Energy CHk#9990 $1,153.68; Lake Agassiz Water Authority Chk#9991 $; Knudsvig motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; 00.00; Waste Management of ND Chk#9992 $2,572.46; Traill County Tribune Chk#9993 $55.29; GF/Traill Water Chk#9994 $185.40; Workforce Safety Chk#9995 $159.13; Bank of ND Chk#9996 $480.00; Gaffaney’s Chk#9997 $7.14; Rosholt Gravel Chk#10000 $2,707.50; Jami Hovet CHk#10001 $417.80; Jami Hovet Chk#10002 $32.95; Knudsvig motioned to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed unanimous.

The council discussed ideas of taking care of the water drainage problems throughout town. Rosholt is going to contact a few engineering companies to get quotes on surveying the town. Hovet had not heard anything from the city of Mcville’s auditor, nor Hatton’s, she’ll try report more and March’s meeting.  

Hovet presented a past due trailer court bill again for Scott & Mary Delvo. Discussion was held concerning this account and Knudsvig will speak to the renter to get the account paid in full. Hovet will report @ March’s meeting on the status of the account.

No discussion was held on possible upcoming grant opportunities as nothing had been received in the mail within the last month. Aamold inquired on the ND Dept of Transportation grant possibilities and Mack reported that with the short time frame to submit the paperwork he wasn’t able to get it done. Discussion tabled.

Rosholt reported that he had spoke with Waste Management about the bigger garbage can and the prices came in at $220/month, $50 delivery fee and $27.50/ton dumping fee. He will contact the city resident interested in the can and discuss the fees and location of the can. He’ll report more at March’s meeting.

Hovet reported that Andy Mack & Derric Knudsvig will be up for reelection in June 2006. Mack has decided to step down and not run for reelection. Knudsvig will let Hovet know before April 1st.

Rosholt reported that there was discussion on burning the tree pile at the last Fireman’s meeting. The council discussed and Knudsvig motioned that the city pay for all fuel, cleanup, etc, Mack seconded; passed unanimous.

Benning moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


Thursday, January 12, 2006 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Rhea Benning, Andy Mack; Rick Aamold                     Recording: Jami Hovet 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 1-12-06 at 7:00 p.m. December’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Aamold motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Jami Hovet Chk#9972 $417.27; Jami Hovet Chk#9973 $90.58; Traill County Treasurer Chk#9974 $250.00; Xcel Energy Chk#9975 $702.26; Waste Management Chk#9976 $2,572.46; GF/Traill Water Chk#9977 $173.70; Traill County Highway Dept Chk#9978 $96.42; USPS Chk#9979 $26.00; Traill County Tribune CHk#9980 $129.96; Ohnstad Twichell Chk#9981 $40.00; North Star Mutual Insurance ChK#9982 $92.00; Buxton Valley Contracting Chk#9983 $339.89; ND League of Cities Chk#9984 $321.00; Rosholt Gravel Chk#9985 $1,615.00; Quilan Publishing Group Chk#9986 $187.00; Mack motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet stated that she had talked to Paulette @ the District Court Office in Hillsboro. She discussed what the city’s objective is by having the District Court handle all the city’s claims. Hovet has sent a letter requesting approval and upon approval received she will contact Mike Crocker and Stuart Larson to start issuing tickets for any disallowed ordinances.

Hovet received a call from the Board of Directors @ the Buxton Daycare requesting information on the loan due to the city. The council discussed that the loan is for the purchase of the house back in the late 1980’s in the estimated amount of $30,000. Hovet will contact the Directors to discuss the payoff amount and the amount past due. She will report at next month’s meeting how the Daycare will be paying the loan.

The council discussed ideas of taking care of the water drainage problems throughout town. Hovet presented a pamphlet that she received in the mail on how to seek grant money for small towns; Aamold made a motion to purchase a one year subscription; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous. There was also discussion to have Hovet contact the city of McVille’s auditor and see how they received grant money to build a community center. Also Hatton has received some funds, so Hovet will contact there city auditor to.

Hovet received a question from a resident in town regarding getting a bigger garbage can. The council discussed where the resident wants to place the can and that they would have to pay for it in advance and also still pay for there regular can. Rosholt is going to contact Waste Management to get prices for the can and delivery and will discuss it with the resident.

Hovet presented a letter from the ND Dept of Transportation in regards to possible government money to maintain city streets. Mack is going to research the letter and try to fill out the project scoop sheet to get help with paving the trailer court road and possible overlay of the town in the year 2009. The worksheet needs to be submitted to the ND Dept of Transportation by 2/1/06.

Rosholt reported that there has been interest in the old city hall again. Possible discussion to be held at further meetings.

Mack moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, December 8, 2005 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack; Rick Aamold                     Recording: Jami Hovet 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 12-8-05 at 7:00 p.m. November’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Mack motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Xcel Energy Chk#9966 $280.50; Waste Management Chk#9967 $2,572.46; GF/Traill Water Chk#9968 $160.50; Jami Hovet Chk#9969 $417.27; Jami Hovet Chk#9970 $41.95; Gene Rosholt Chk#9971 $29.75; Aamold motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet stated that she had not yet received approval from Myrna DeLeon about the District Court handling all the city’s claims. She will try calling her before next months meeting.

Hovet updated the council on the past due trailer court bill. The outstanding balance was $622, the amount received as of 12-1-05 was $480, leaving a current balance of $142 due by 12-5-05.  All possible past due notices have been released.  Hovet will send letter to the owner of the trailer court, Scott & Mary Delvo stating that payment must be paid by them until they request approval for a sub-leaser.

Bobbi Hepper-Olson was present at the meeting to update the council on the Buxton’s Bank project. She has completed Phase I of the project and has a good start on Phase II. She also reported that $16K was received during the 125th Celebration, $5K was from the Buxton Bank, another $5K was from Hepper-Olson and the rest was donated by other individuals. Also, mailers have been sent out to area communities and about $1K has been received to date.

Bobbi Hepper-Olson also inquired on the status of the building ordinance. The council discussed the changes that were made with Hepper-Olson by changing ordinance # 6.0602 to state “no manufactured homes” are allowed in a R1 zoned area.

Aamold inquired on the status of the water problems throughout town. The council discussed possible ideas and Hovet is going to send letters to the Senator of ND for possible grants available. More discussion to be held at the next meeting. Aamold also inquired on the status of the sewer in town. Council discussed and no further action was taken.

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, November 10, 2005 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack; Rhea Benning                        

Recording: Jami Hovet 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 11-10-05 at 7:00 p.m.

October’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Jami Hovet Chk#9949 $417.27; Jami Hovet Chk#9950 $32.95; Traill County Treasurer Chk#9951 $250.00; Cenex Chk#9952 $75.10; First State Bank Chk#9953 $3,082.50; GF/Traill Water Chk#9954 $188.20; Waste Management CHk#9955 $2,572.46; ND Finance Authority Chk#9956 $375.00; Terry’s Tree Service Chk#9957 $2,100.00; Doug Thompson Chk#9958 $32.48; Hillsboro Banner Chk#9959 $45.00; Traill County Tribune Chk#9960 $87.83; GF Utility Billing Chk#9961 $54.50; IRS Chk#9952 $340.74; Xcel Energy Chk#9956 $1,261.58; Benning motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet stated that she had not yet received approval from Myrna DeLeon about the District Court handling all the city’s claims. She will try calling her before next months meeting.

Hovet opened the only bid received for the 2006 snow removal season.  The bid was from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating for $100/hr. The council reviewed and discussed, Knudsvig motioned to accept the bid, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

Hovet presented the past due trailer court bill for Scott Delvo.  She will send a letter stating that if the bill is not paid by 11/25/05 the water will be shut off, and it not paid by 12/1/05 a letter of eviction will be sent.

Hovet presented two payments for past due garbage bills. The payments were received after 11/1/05, which was the deadline before the amounts were submitted to there taxes. The council discussed and decided to have Hovet send letters to the two residents asking them if they would like there check back or a credit for the 2006 garbage season. Hovet will send letters and report back at Dec. meeting.

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, October 6, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack; Rhea Benning                        

Recording: Jami Hovet 

Mayor Rosholt called the meeting to order on 10-06-05 at 8:00 p.m.

September’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Benning motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Chk#9938 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9939 Jami Hovet $32.95; Chk#9940 Jami Hovet $417.27; Chk#9941 GF/Traill Water $179.80; Chk#9942 Airborne Custom Spraying $605.00; Chk#9943 City of Grand Forks $54.50; Chk#9944 Traill County Tribune $168.15; Chk#9945 Full Service Insurance Agency $875.00; Chk#9946 Central Valley Aviation $162.50; Chk#9947 Waste Management $2,572.46; Chk#9948 Xcel Energy $634.82; Knudsvig motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

The council had the final reading of the new Chapter 15 Personal Property – Abandoned Vehicles and the change made on 6.0602 (1) – no manufactured homes, Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet is still waiting on the acceptance letter from the Myrna DeLeon from the District Court, she will try contact them before November’s meeting. 

No information was received from Oscar James on the land north of Buxton. Rosholt did speak with Terry’s Tree Service about the project and they quoted him a $100/hour for the removal of all deadfall and chipping of branches, Knudsvig motioned to accept there bid, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet presented the figures on current trailer court agreement fees.  Aamold requested a review of the street paving bids before discussing any increases in rent.  Mack motioned to increase the trailer court fees by $11 a month, to $110.00 for rent plus personal water usage, due to the increase in garbage fees over the past five years, Benning seconded; roll call – Knudsvig – I; Benning – I; Mack – I; Aamold - receded from the vote; motion passed three to none. The increase will take place-starting 2006.

Hovet opened the two sealed bids for the street paving project. The two bids received were as follows; Aggregate Industries for $26,465 and Minn-Dak Asphalt for $29,800.  Mack scaled down the bids to reflect the following estimated costs by road, per the lower bid; trailer court - $5,518.00, north side trailer court - $3,910 and city road $7,035, which equals out to $70/ton. Council discussed the bids and prices. Rosholt asked for a motion or rejection, Mack motioned to reject all bids, Benning seconds, passed, unanimous. Council will discuss getting bids again in the spring of 2006.  Hovet will send rejection letters to the two bidders.

Hovet presented her audit on the garbage cans in town. She explained that she did a drive by around town and found multiple residents that had two garbage cans but weren’t being billed. She will send a letter to all residents requesting the second can be returned or they will be charged for it on quarter 1, 2006 bills. Hovet also presented a list of residents that were past due on their 2005 garbage bills. The council discussed and wants Hovet to send them a letter requesting payment by November 1st or the amount will be charged to there 2005 taxes. The council than discussed the cost of garbage per resident within city limits. Knudsvig motioned to raise the rate of garbage per qtr to $12.00, including if a resident has a second can that to will be charged $12.00 vs the $6.00 right now, Aamold seconds; roll call – Knudsvig – I; Mack – naye; Aamold – I; Rhea – I, motioned passed with a three to two vote. Hovet will explain this increase in the quarter 1, 2006 newsletter.

Hovet presented the 2006 budget.  The council reviewed and found one change needed, Mack motioned to accept the budget, Knudsvig seconded, passed; unanimous.  Hovet will update the correction needed and send to the county for final approval. 

Hovet will send out requests for snow removal bid to be opened at the November 10th, 2005 meeting.

Hovet presented a past due trailer court bill to the council. The council reviewed the bill and agreement signed by the owner. Hovet will send a letter to owner of the trailer court stating that he is in breach of his contract by subleasing it out without approval from the council and that the past due bill is his responsibility and needs to be paid in full by November 5th, 2005. More to be discussed at the November meeting if needed.

Hovet will send notice of the mobile home lot opening to all mobile home dealers in Grand Forks and surrounding communities.

Mack moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, September 8, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack; Rhea Benning                        

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 8:00 p.m.

August 11th, 2005 minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Mack motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous. August 16th, 2005 special meeting minutes were presented and read by Hovet, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Chk#9926 Neslon Business Forms $2,609.26; Chk#9927 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9928 Jami Hovet $417.27; Chk#9929 Jami Hovet $32.95; Chk#9930 Cenex $166.23; Chk#9931 Ohnstad Twichell $40.00; Chk#9932 Rosholt Gravel $604.00; Chk#9933 Waste Management $2,572.46; Chk#9934 Keith’s Lock & Key $125.00; Chk#9935 GF/Traill Water $188.20; Chk#9936 State Fire & Tornado Fund $173.78; Aamold motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

The council reviewed all ordinances and had there first reading of the new Chapter 15 Personal Property – Abandoned Vehicles and the change made on 6.0602 (1).  Hovet will draft a letter to Mike Crocker and Stuart Larson about all the changes, along with a list of all ordinances we wish to enforce. Hovet reported she is awaiting a letter back from Myrna DeLeon regarding the District Court handling all of the cities cases. During the October meeting we will have the final reading of all ordinances and discuss a date of enforcement.

No information was received from Oscar James on the land north of Buxton.

Council reviewed the trailer court agreements and discussed a possible increase in charges for garbage. Hovet will pull all past garbage increases and bring to the October meeting. Aamold inquired on the trailer court road being paved. He would like to see a separate fund setup to monitor all maintenance that needs to be done in that area of town, the council discussed the issue. Aamold motioned to get bids for paving the road, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will get specifics from Rosholt  and place in the paper.

Hovet reported that the city isn’t getting paid for all the cans that are dispersed around the city.  Council discussed doing an audit on resident garbage cans. Ideas of numbering the cans per house or painting the cans by street were discussed. Hovet would need to check with Waste Management before making any markings on the cans. Rosholt took a count of the cans on Wednesday morning and Hovet will verify it against the bill to see where we are off.

Rhea had a resident inquire on what debris is allowed in the burn pile. The council reviewed and discussed that only tree debris or grass clippings are allowed.

Council discussed the time of the future council meetings. They will stay with 8:00pm for the October meeting but than go back to 7:00pm for the winter months. October’s meeting will be moved to October 6th, due to reviewing the 2006 budget that is due on October 10th to the county.

Council discussed the distribution of building permits. Knudsvig motioned to have all building permits approved by a quorum vote, either by submitting plans at council meetings or getting verbal approval by 2 or more council members after reviewing building plans, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported that Mike Breiland had requested repayment of transportation costs for mowing the ditches into Buxton before the 125th Celebration. Aamold motions to get Mike Breiland and Joe Dufner $50 gift certificates from the Bronze Boot for the nice job; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, August 16th, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning;

Recording: Jami Hovet 

Guests: Gary Sundeen, John Marchell, Curt Bjerke, Kirk Waslien, Jim Kirkeby, Doug Grinde

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 8:00 p.m.

The council requested Gary Sundeen’s presence at this special meeting to clarify his foundation plans for the city lot purchased on July 25th, 2005. Sundeen presented a blueprint of his foundation plans with specs for the pre-cast panels at 4” thick and interior piers for middle support. The council reviewed ordinance # 6.0607 and discussed the wording of the ordinance.  The council than presented a contract of intent to Sundeen and requested his signature. Sundeen signed the contract as written. Benning suggested that the council get approval from the city attorney about the pre-cast walls being classified as a permanent perimeter foundation and if they abide by state code regulations to prevent any legal recourse. Benning relayed to the council that Bobbi Hepper-Olson recommended a 6” minimum panel specification, with 8” recommended. Knudsvig motioned to approve the presented foundation plans from Sundeen, along with the signed contract, Aamold seconded; Rosholt called for a roll call; Knudsvig - I; Aamold – I; Benning receded from the vote, motion passed, Sundeen can continue with his construction plans.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, August 11, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack; Rhea Benning                        

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 8:00 p.m.

July’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.  The Special Meeting minutes from July 25th were presented & Read by Hovet, Mack motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed, unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Chk#9909 Klepetka Adv Spec Co $5.111.08; Chk#9910 Liberty Business Systems $330.00; Chk#9911 GF/Traill Water $177.00; Chk#9912 Gaffney’s $64.92; Chk#9913 Traill County Tribune $87.78; Chk#9914 IRS $479.64; Chk#9915 Cenex $186.23; Chk#9916 Farmers Union Elevator $51.98; Chk#9917 Waste Management $2,572.46; Chk#9918 Oppegards $45.21; Chk#9919 Bank of ND $8,580.00; Chk#9920 Airborne Custom Spraying $765.50; Chk#9921 Xcel Energy $711.46; Chk#9922 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9923 Jami Hovet $417.27 Chk#9924 Jami Hovet $86.90; Chk#9925 John Marchell $138.44; Benning motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The council discussed and reviewed all ordinances with Mike Crocker and Stuart Larson.  Hovet will make all pending corrections and resend to both parties. The council will finalize all ordinances at the September meeting and decide on a date to start enforcing.

No information was received from Oscar James on the land north of Buxton. More discussion to be held in September.

Rosholt reported that the ditch has been replaced by Hong Farms on the southwest corner of town.

Aamold questioned Gary Sundeen about his building plans, specifically the foundation plans as the council had noticed that Sundeen had the lot staked out for piers. Sundeen presented his foundation plans, consisting of pre-cast concrete walls, to the council with a timeline of placing these walls during the Spring 2006.  The council discussed different types of foundation that could be used with the intent of following ordinance #6.0607. Rosholt stated to Sundeen that the permanent perimeter foundation has to be placed under the home before the house could be set or lived in. Aamold told Sundeen about the lot open in the Trailer Court if he needed a place until the foundation was complete.  Sundeen than agreed to contact someone from the council or building committee with his foundation plans before going any further with construction.

John Proznik approached the council about the Baker Funeral Home being sold to Jonathon Vonesh.  The council discussed that the lot has been zoned as an R-1 lot. No more discussion was held.

Kirk Waslien questioned the council on keeping watch over the building plans at Sundeen’s lot.  The council reassured Waslien that he will need to meet our ordinance requirements or he will not get the title.  Hovet also reported that she had contacted the city attorney in case of any legal action.  Benning motioned for Bobbi Hepper-Olson to draft a letter of intent to Sundeen with the requirements of the foundation listed and have Sundeen sign, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Doug Grinde inquired about the status of the City Hall and the Knudsvig Hardware Store. The council discussed the condition of both buildings with Grinde. No more discussion was held.

John Marchell presented a receipt from Cabela’s for the repair needed on his dog kennel from trees that fell from a city lot. Benning motioned to approve the bill for $138.44; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported that there is another leak at the city lagoon.  The council discussed different options of repair, Knudsvig motioned for Rosholt to perform immediate maintenance, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Aamold inquired on the trailer court road being bladed.  Rosholt reported that he did place a load of gravel on it before the 125th Celebration.

Knudsvig reported that the tree pile has started to have more than just tree debris or grass clippings. A float from the 125th parade had been placed out at the dump.  Hovet will remind all residents in the next Buxton Beat that the tree pile is only for tree debris or grass clippings.

Benning moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


SPECIAL MEETING Monday, July 25th, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack, Rhea Benning; Bobbi Hepper-Olson, building committee member                       

Recording: Jami Hovet 

Guests: Gary Sundeen, John Marchell, Paul Marchell, Curt Bjerke, Kirk Waslien

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 8:00 p.m.

Sundeen requested the special meeting to inquiry on purchasing a city lot, parcel # 31-5-10202, legal description Lots 8, 10 & 12 of Block 9 G.A. Sundeen presented his plans to the council which included moving in a manufactured home on pillars, putting a culvert on the NW corner, and building a double car garage at sometime in the near future. Waslien was also interested in the same lot and presented his plans to the council which included building a stick built home. The council reviewed and discussed ordinance #6.0607 with both parties. Hepper-Olson stated that she would like to see no manufactured homes placed on city lots as they were designed to be sold for a $1.00 with the intention of only stick built homes placed on the lots. The council than stated to Sundeen that if he didn’t put the manufactured home on a permanent perimeter foundation, specifically stated in the ordinance, that his home would not be approved. Sundeen agreed to place the home on a permanent perimeter foundation.

Aamold motioned to sell the city lot to Sundeen for $2 ($1 per lot) based on the condition that he would place a permanent perimeter foundation under the home, Knudsvig seconded the motion.  Rosholt requested a roll call; Benning receded from the vote due to her thought of conflict of interest, Mack naye, Aamold I, Knudsvig I, motioned passed two to one.

Benning stated that the council needs to review ordinance #6.0607and decide what kind of homes they want to be allowed on R1 lots and possibly update the terminology based on the difference between manufactured and modular homes.

Bjerke and Waslien requested that the council motion to approve that there personal lots could have the same type of manufactured home with permanent perimeter foundation as approved as Sundeen’s. Benning motioned to approve the request as stated, Rosholt called for a second, no second, motion died for a lack of a second. Bjerke & Waslien are denied to be grandfathered in under ordinance #6.0607.

Waslien requested that the council grant him approval to place a manufactured home, based on the specifications listed on 7/25/05 in ordinance #6.0607, on Bjerke’s lot if he was to purchase it from Bjerke. Hepper-Olson stated as a building committee member that she says no to any manufactured home being placed on the Bjerke lot. Rosholt called for a motion on Waslien’s request, no motion was made, Waslien’s request dies for a motion.

Marchell, John, requested that Sundeen take down some of the older tress on the lot purchased as during the last storm a few of them fell onto his property and that there are still a few a danger to both parties. Sundeen agreed to remove some trees.

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Wednesday, July 13, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack; Rhea Benning                        

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 8:00 p.m.

June’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Derric Knudsvig Chk#9888 $594.00; Richard Aamold Chk#9889 $594.00; Rhea Benning Chk#9890 $594.00; Andy Mack Chk#9891 $594.00; Gene Rosholt Chk#9892 $831.15; Traill County Treasurer Chk#9893 $500.00; GF/Traill Water Chk#9894 $185.40; Full Service Insurance Agency Chk#9895 $110.00; Cenex Chk#9896 $181.92; Airborne Custom Spraying Chk#9897 $290.00; Rosholt Gravel Chk#9898 $507.55; Waste Management Chk#9899 $2,572.46; Gaffaney’s Chk#9900 $12.63; Hunter Equipment Chk#9901 $958.36; Stuart Larson Chk#9902 $120.00; Farmer’s Union Elevator Chk#9903 $798.70; Xcel Energy Chk#9904 $1,348.53; Jami Hovet Chk#9905 $417.27; Jami Hovet Chk#9906 $32.95; IRS Chk#9907 $589.41; IRS Chk#9908 $882.17. Aamold questioned payment to IRS for penalties, Hovet explained that they were old reports that had never been submitted, Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Mike Crocker and Stuart Larson weren’t able to attend July’s meeting but contacted Hovet and stated they can be at the August meeting. Hovet will bring the new updated ordinance books for all council members and one each for Crocker & Larson.

The next meeting on the 125th Celebration will be held July 20th, 2005 @ 7:00pm. There also is help being requested for Thursday, July 28th @ 7:00pm to help set-up tents for the celebration, any and all help will be appreciated.   

Council discussed the broken Central Valley Championship sign and decided that it’s not worth the money to fix right now, as the cracks aren’t that bad and it’s only on one side. Discussion completed.

Discussion was held on the tree clean-up project. Rosholt spoke with the owner of the farm land, Oscar James, behind the shelter belt and James said that he would talk with the farmer farming the land and see if we could pull all the trees into the field and burn sometime this winter. Rosholt had not heard back from anyone. The council agreed that this won’t get done before the 125th Celebration but will still discuss more @ August’s meeting.  

Hovet presented the completed 2004 financial statement per the audit’s adjustments. The council reviewed and discussed, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet presented the following amendments needed on the 2004 financials

 

 Budgeted

 Actual

 Amendment Needed

General Fund

 

 

 

REVENUE

 

 

 

Taxes

             13,200

            20,630

                         (7,430)

Intergovernmental

               7,800

            11,691

                         (3,891)

Misc.

                 800

              2,365

                         (1,565)

EXPENSE

 

 

 

General Govnt

             23,150

            52,600

                       (29,450)

Spec Rev Fund - Hiway

 

 

 

EXPENSE

               5,000

            13,572

                         (8,572)

Spec Rev Fund - SS

               3,240

              5,119

                         (1,879)

Enterprise Fund

 

 

 

REVENUE

                    -  

            32,906

                       (32,906)

EXPENSE

                    -  

            33,035

                       (33,035)

Debt Serv Fund - Street

 

 

 

REVENUE

                    -  

            18,721

                       (18,721)

EXPENSE

                    -  

            12,298

                       (12,298)

Debt Serv Fund - FM

 

 

 

REVENUE

                    -  

              8,216

                         (8,216)

EXPENSE

                    -  

              1,890

                         (1,890)

1992 Series Bond Fund

 

 

 

REVENUE

                    -  

              4,310

                         (4,310)

Knusdvig motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported that he had spoke with Hong Farms about the ditch that had been removed from the southwest corner of town. Hong Farms stated that they will be replacing it within the next week, weather permitting.

Benning inquired on the trailer court road being bladed.  Rosholt stated that he hadn’t had time to contact Kevin Hansen nor Roy. He will try get ahold of one of them asap to get it done.

Randy Severson approached the council in regards to the water drainage problems he is having @ 709 Neill St. The council discussed possible solutions with Randy about creating a ditch east to Broadway or north to the ball diamond, or placing a culvert under the road @ Neill & Reeve’s St. Rosholt is going to take some shots of the slope, etc and the council will discuss again at the next meeting.

Rosholt reported that Jeannie Lenz, Greenberg Realtor, contacted him about the change in agreement dates for the lot @ 414 Neill St. The only change that was taking place was that the agreement has been pushed back to be completed late July or early August, Rosholt signed the new agreement as the council had previously accepted all other conditions.

Hovet read aloud an email from Brian Gunderson about a lot his father owns on the southwest corner of Buxton. He emailed asking if Lot 1,2,3,4,5,6 of Block 3 and the West ½ of Block 4, Sorlie’s Second Addition is part of city limits. The council discussed and agreed that it is indeed in the City of Buxton. Hovet will contact Gunderson with the answer.

Rosholt reported that Airborne Custom Spraying had contacted him about spraying for mosquito’s every 2 weeks in the months of July & August. The council discussed and agreed that this would be a good idea, Hovet will post signs around town.

Benning moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, June 9, 2005  @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack; Rhea Benning                        

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 8:00 p.m.

May’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Full Service Insurance Agency Chk#9866 $110.00; Terry’s Tree Service Chk#9867 $2,000.00; Rosholt Gravel Chk#9868 $775.37; Rosholt Gravel Chk#9869 $1,520.00; Cenex Chk#9870 $268.02; ND Sewage Pump Lift St. Chk#9871 $200.00; GF/Traill Water Chk#9872 $216.20; Klepetka Adv. Spec Chk#9873 $614.72; Office of State Auditor Chk#9874 $4,244.00; City of Grand Forks Chk#9875 $54.50; Display Sales Chk#9876 $661.00; Oppegard’s Chk#9877 $193.08; Hunter Equipment Chk#9878 $4,500.00; Buxton in Bloom Chk#9879 $1,000.00; Waste Management Chk#9880 $2,972.39; Buxton Valley Contracting Chk#9881 $1,950.00; Traill County Tribune Chk#9882 $75.90; Farmers Union Elevator Chk#9883 $29.90; Xcel Energy Chk#9884 $45.71; Jami Hovet Chk#9885 $417.27; Jami Hovet Chk#9886 $32.95; Doug Thompson Chk#9887 $65.79. Aamold motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council reviewed all ordinances and Hovet will make changes as discussed. Hovet will invite Mike Crocker, Traill County Sheriff and Stuart Larson, city attorney to the next council meeting to discuss the ordinances they want to enforce.

The next meeting on the 125th Celebration will be held June 21st, 2005.

No one from the council has had a chance to look at the Central Valley Championship Sign. Rosholt will try take a look before the next meeting.

Discussion was held on the tree clean-up project. Rosholt will talk with Terry from Terry’s Tree Service about the project and bring a bid to the next meeting.

Hovet reported that she had completed the 2004 financial adjustments and hasn’t had a chance to discuss them with the state auditor, Duane Jacobson, she will have this completed for the next meeting.

Hovet reported she will have the amendments needed on the 2004 financials by July’s meeting.

Hovet reported that she had booked Custom Airborne Spraying for mosquito sprays on June 29th & July 27th, 2005. The spray will happen either between 5-8am or 7-10pm. Hovet will post signs before both sprays, all sprays are environmentally safe. Any questions, please contact a council member.

Rosholt discussed the lagoon levels and reported that they leak is still happening.  The council is going to try get the levels under control and then discuss a possible discharge.

Karen Nettum approached the city council in regards there housing project. She stated that they are still looking at manufactured homes and will but a permanent foundation around the perimeter of the structure. They are discussing the lot on Greely street with the current owner, Kelly Ratzell.

Jeannie Lenz, Greenberg Realtor, approached the council with sale prosposal for the lot @ 414 Neill St. The council discussed the bid and lot size Knudsvig moved to only sell 75ft of the lot, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will contact Rebbeca Braaten, Traill County Auditor to discuss getting the legal description changed, she will then contact Lenz. Council also discussed the requirements for housing dimensions and Aamold, moved to approve placement of Gunderson’s house on the lot, which could be under the requirements listed in ordinance 6.0607; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.  Jeannie will go back to the buyer with the information discussed.

Hovet reported on the Buxton Daycare delinquent account.  The council received a letter stating that the Buxton Daycare will start paying the city $100.00/month to get caught up and currently they could only afford a $200.00.  Hovet will monitor the payments.

Rosholt report that the ditch that was created on the south west side of town had been filled in by the farmer farming the land, Scott Hong. Hovet will send letter to Hong about replacing the ditch.

Benning was asked about having the trailer court road bladed.  Rosholt will try get ahold of guy who quoted him $48/hr.

Rosholt reported on the painting of the City Hall. He requested that the roof be painted after the tree fell, Knudsvig moved to approve the painting of roof; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Knudsvig questioned the payment of council members at $50/month.  He moved to decrease there payment to $49.50/month with a net payment of $594.00; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will cut checks and deliver.

Council discussed the tree pile that has been made again, because of the sudden tree incident. The pile is open for the public to use but for composite items ONLY.

Mack moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, May 12, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack; Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 8:00 p.m.

April’s minutes were presented & read by Hovet, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Chk#9848 Jami Hovet $417.27; Chk#9849 Jami Hovet $32.95; Chk#9850 Terry Thoreson $507.92; Chk#9851 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9852 Nancy Newcomb $337.50; Chk#9853 Office of State Tax Commissioner $127.67; Chk#9854 ND Dept. of Commerce $500.00; Chk#9855 Xcel Energy $578.02; Chk#9856 Traill County Tribune $63.25; Chk#9857 Cenex $19.18; Chk#9858 Rosholt Gravel $300.00; Chk#9859 Rosholt Gravel $527.90; Chk#9860 ND Municipal Bond Bank $5,537.90 Chk#9861 GF/Traill Water $210.60; Chk#9862 First State Bank $18,495.00; Chk#9863 Waste Management $2,572.46; Chk#9864 IRS $341.94; Chk#9865 IRS $231.31. Aamold motioned to approve, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet reported that she had made all grammicatcal changes on the city ordinances.  The council decided to hold a special meeting to discuss in detail what ordinances we want to enforce and rewrite if needed. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 @ 8:00pm.

No report on the 125th Celebration.

Council discussed the Central Valley Championship Sign again and no one has looked at the sign to see if the pieces can be repaired. Rosholt & Aamold will try take a look before the next meeting.

Discussion was held on the tree clean-up project. Benning had spoke to Soblick from Reynolds, but he isn’t equipped to do such a large project. Benning also contacted Trees to Go but hadn’t heard anything back. More discussion to be held at June’s meeting, with a final decision on whether we will do any clean-up.

Hovet presented all mower bids, lowest bid was from Hunter Equipment for $4,500.00 to boot after trade-in. Aamold motioned to approve the bid, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.  Council discussed with Duane Knutsvig, member of the Buxton Park Board, about splitting the cost of the mower, which was agreed apone last fall, and Hovet will bill the Buxton Park Board $2,250.00 for half of the new mower. 

Hovet reported that she had completed the 2004 financial adjustments yet and would have them ready for the June meeting.

Hovet reported she will have the amendments needed on the 2004 financials by June’s meeting.

Karen Nettum approached the city council in regards to lots for sale.  The council reviewed the open lots with her and told her to make a decide on a lot and bring back her house plans for approval. All new homes need to be approved by the council and the building committee. Nettum also told the council that she is interested in bringing in a manufactured house with brick skirting, but wanted to know what the requirements were for foundations.  Nettum will bring more information to the June meeting.

Hovet presented a proposal from the ND Insurance Company requesting $110.00 for extra coverage during the 125th Celebration. The council discussed and Benning motioned to approve, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Discuss on mosquito spraying for the summer. Hovet will contact Airborne Custom Spraying and make sure that the city has all required paperwork filled out and request a spray before Memorial weekend, the Fourth of July and the 125th Celebration. She will report back  at June’s meeting with the dates booked. Also the council discussed getting some more mosquito dunks for standing water. Aamold motioned to purchase more dunks, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous. Rosholt will order more dunks from the Buxton Elevator.

Jeannie Vigen, owner of the Triple V Lounge & Grill, requested a gambling permit from the City to help her raise money for the band at the 125th Celebration. The council discussed and Benning motioned to grant Vigen permit # 12; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported about the broken sidewalk from the Buxton City Hall to the Post Office. He had gotten a quote from Buxton Valley Contracting of $1,950.00.  Benning motioned to accept the bid from Valley Contracting; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt report that the lagoon has another leak. He will contact the ND Dept. of Health and discuss a possible discharge.

Rosholt got a quote for $48/hr. for blading the gravel roads around town, the council discussed and Mack motioned to approve the bid; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, April 14, 2005 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

March’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig motioned to approve, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented for payment: Chk#9839 Jami Hovet $417.27; Chk#9840 Jami Hovet $32.95; Chk#9841 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9842 GF/Traill Water $213.40; Chk#9843 Siouxland Advertising $500.00; Chk#9844 $50.00 Buxton Rural Fire Prot. Dist.; Chk#9845 $60.50 Traill County Tribune; Chk#9846 $557.68 Xcel Energy; Chk#9847 $2,572.46 Waste Management of ND.  Aamold motioned to approve, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet reported on the new quote from Display Industries on the Central Valley Champions sign.  The new quote was for $450.00 uninstalled. The council discussed and decided they would try to see if the pieces could be glues back together before accepting the bid.

Hovet reported that Display Industries gave her a price of $70.00/flag.  Rosholt reported that Display Sales quoted him $53.00/flag.  The council discussed and Knudsvig motioned to accept the quote from Display Sales, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Aamold spoke with Roger @ Dakota Tree Services in Devils Lake to discuss the tree clean-up on the north edge of town. Roger seemed interested in the project but hasn’t gotten back to either Aamold or Rosholt to discuss further details.

Bobbi Olson reported to the council that she had purchased the old Buxton Bank for a $1.00 from the Buxton Historical Society. She plans on renovating the property as a non-profit organization with future plans of having a business facility. She presented to the council a probable cost for completing the project, and requested a $1,000.00 match contribution to a Traill County Historical Society grant that she will be completing by April 30, 2005.  The council discussed and Mack motioned to match the $1,000.00 contribution, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.  

Hovet presented the audit recommendations from the state to the council. The council reviewed and discussed the action items that needed to be taken care of. Hovet will follow-up on items before the next meeting. Mack motioned to accept the recommendations from the state audit, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet presented the 2004 financials before the audit changes, the council reviewed and discussed. Hovet will be contacting he state auditor to discuss the changes needed and then she will present them again in May for approval. Hovet will also present what amendments need to be done for exceeded the budget.

Rosholt reported on the back taxes at 414 Neill St. He had spoken with Becca at Traill County and she stated that there were no taxes owed on that property as the city requested they be disallowed. Hovet will contact Jeannie Lenz, Greenberg Realtor, to see if anyone is still interested in the property.

Rosholt reported that the Buxton Fire Dept is looking into getting a grant to help pay for the needed handicap renovations to the Fire Hall, more to be discussed at the May meeting.

Rosholt reported that Rod from the ND Rural Water Systems asked for annual dues of $50.00.  The council reviewed what the ND Rural Water Systems does for us and decided not to pay the dues.

Discussion on roll-offs for spring clean-up.  Hovet will order two “garbage only” roll-offs for April 30th, 2005.

Mack motioned to change the meeting time for the summer months to 8:00pm, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Kundsvig moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


SPECIAL MEETING Thursday, March 24, 2005 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

Tom Lockney presented his recommendations for the City of Buxton ordinances. He stated that there were lots of “editorial” changes that needed to be done, for example, complete “City of Buxton”, raise the minimum fee from $500 to $1,000, and most importantly have the page #’s in sequence, along with an index for quick viewing. The council discussed there biggest issues: parking, burning, pets @ large, and abandoned vehicles, with Lockney and decided to have Hovet redraft these ordinances for the April meeting, the council will then review. Lockney recommended the following steps so that the county can officially handle all disputes 1) get an official letter from the District stating that they will handle all City of Buxton disputes. 2) Speak with the local deputy about the specific ordinances we’d like to enforce and possibly give them a small booklet of these ordinances. 3) Talk with Stuart Larson, Traill County States Attorney, as he will be handling all your disputes in district court and finally if you’d like to update all our city ordinances, first make all editorial changes, then contact Elaine Ayers @ Central Legal Research for there legal assistance in reviewing all the state statues listed in the ordinance booklet This is a free service funded by the state.

Hovet will be working on editorial changes within the next few months.  She will report all updates at monthly meetings.

The council discussed the proposed Fire Hall renovations. Mack will represent the city at the next District meeting and find out estimates on how much the District would like the city to contribute.

Mack moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, March 17, 2005 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

February’s minutes were presented, Aamold moved to approve the minutes, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: GF/Traill Water $205.00 Chk#9832; Jami Hovet $95.92 Chk#9833; Jami Hovet $417.27 Chk#9834; Traill County Treasurer $250.00 Chk#9835; Xcel Energy $734.76 CHk#9836; Waste Management $2,572.46 Chk#9837; Traill County Tribune $71.50 Chk#9838. Kundsvig moved to approve all bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet reported on meeting with Tom Lockney to discuss his city ordinance recommendations. Lockney will not be available until Thursday, March 24th; the council will meet with him then to discuss further.

No discussion on the 125th Centennial.

Hovet contacted Display Industries for a quote on fixing the damaged CV Champions sign, they came back with a quote for $650.00 uninstalled or $750.00 installed, the council reviewed what we paid for the original sign ($800.00), Hovet will contact Jim Anderson @ Display again to see if he will lower the cost due to the original cost.

Hovet reported that she hasn’t received any word from Display Industries on a cost for the signs; she will try contact again before next months meeting.

Rosholt reported that Siouxland Advertising Art has finished the new welcome sign, it can be picked up at any time.  

The council discussed the idea of getting a new mower. Rosholt will contact local John Deere dealers for quotes on new machines, including a trade in of the old. All quotes will need to be received by Hovet before the May 12th, 2005 meeting. Hovet will contact the Buxton Park Board president, Ross Henningsgard to attend, as the cost of the new mower will be split between the two parties, as decided in 2004.

Hovet reported that Jeannie Lenz, Greenberg Realtor, had called her to discuss the 414 Neill St. lot that is for sale.  Lenz has an interested party, but she told Hovet she heard from the Traill County Auditor, Rebecca Braaten that a new deed could not be written until the back taxes were paid for, which are $6,500.00, making the total amount of the lot $12,500.00. The council discussed this and Rosholt is going to contact Braaten to discuss further.

The council discussed the trees on the north end of town. Everyone agreed that they needed to be cleaned up, dead ones removed & over hanging ones trimmed, Aamold knew of a company that does this type of work he will contact and get prices. More discussion at the April’s meeting.

Benning moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

 


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, February 10, 2005 @ 8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

January’s minutes were presented, Mack moved to approve the minutes, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Jami Hovet Chk#9816 $417.27; Jami Hovet Chk#9817 $32.95; Traill County Treasurer Chk#9818 $250.00; GF/Traill Water Chk#9819 $207.80; IRS Chk#9820 $229.50; Xcel Energy Chk#9821 $1196.01; Waste Management Chk#9822 $2,572.46; Rosholt Gravel Chk#9823 b$2,275.00; Workforce Safety & Insurance Chk#9824 $397.45; Bank of ND Chk#9825 $600.00; North Star Mutual Insurance Chk#9826 $92.00; Traill County Tribune Chk#9827 $149.05; Lake Agassiz Water Authority Chk#9828 $100.00 . Kundsvig moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet read aloud the memo & recommendations from Tom Lockney regarding the city ordinances. Lockney had recommended that the council appoint a subcommittee to review the recommendations with him in detail and then proceed with having a law student review the ordinances to make sure they abide by ND Century Code and rewrite them. Then Lockney’s recommendations included using the CLR for amending the ordinances as they are a free agency from the state. Hovet will contact Lockney to setup the next meeting with the council, as the council decided that everyone should be involved vs the subcommittee.

No discussion on the 125th Centennial.

Hovet contacted Speedy Signs about the damaged CV sign, and later found out that they weren’t the vendor that created our sign. She will now contact Display Industries for a quote on fixing the sign before submitting a claim to the insurance company as the city’s deductible is $500.00. She will report more at the March meeting.

The council discussed ideas for a new welcome sign. Rosholt  reported that Siouxland Advertising Art will create a 4x8 sign, like the one we already have for $500.  Knudsvig moved to accept the proposal, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous. Rosholt will contact them and get the sign going.

Robert Herkenhoff from Minn-Dak Asphalt was present at the meeting to discuss the over billing on the street repairs and try to settle things with the city. Bob explained his side of the situation and brought paperwork and pictures for our review. The council discussed and spoke with Bob about the use of gravel vs. the mix, along with the quality of work on the crack sealing. Rob stated that he would now settle for $1,000.00 which would be the cost of using gravel vs. the mix. Rob left the building while the council discussed, Knudsvig moved to pay the settlement of $1,000.00 with the stipulation that if we should have any problems with the area between Reeves & Neill within the next two years that Minn-Dak Asphalt would repair it for free; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous. Rob then wrote up a letter stating that he would indeed repair that area if any problems do occur within the next two years and gave it to Hovet for the city records.

Aamold inquired on the purchase of a new mower yet this spring. Hovet will add this item to March’s agenda, more discussion next month.

Rosholt reported that the Buxton Fire Department is talking about making the bathrooms handicap accessible, and as this is a meeting place for the city council that some of the expenses could be handed down to the city. Proposals are in the works and more discussion will be held at a later time.

Mike Crocker was present at the meeting to discuss police patrol for the 125th Centennial Celebration. The council discussed the proposed events that will be happening during the three days and told Crocker that we will be in touch as the date nears.

Crocker also updated the city council in regards to the drug dog that Traill County now has, he has been very successful in all the testing. He said if we would ever want to have demonstrations, to just call him.

Kundsvig moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, January 13, 2005 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

December’s minutes were presented, Benning moved to approve the minutes, Aamold seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Jami Hovet $418.32 Chk#9805; Jami Hovet $32.95 Chk#32.95; Traill County Treasurer $250.00 Chk#9807; US Postmaster $24.00 Chk#9808; GF/Traill Water $188.20 Chk#9809; Traill County Highway Dept $130.29 Chk#9810; Rosholt Gravel $1,821.50 Chk#9812; Xcel Energy $554.66 Chk#9813; Waste Management $2,572.46 Chk#9814. Kundsvig moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

No discussion on the 125th Centennial.

The council discussed ideas for a new welcome sign. Rosholt will get final bids from all businesses, more discussion to be held in February, as the city needs to get there order in so the sign can be ready by spring.  

Hovet contacted the insurance company in regards to the damaged CV Champions sign.  The property is insured, she now needs to contact them again to finalize the repair. She will report more at the February meeting.

Hovet read a letter from Minn-Dak Asphalt regarding the over billing on the street repairs. Minn-Dak Asphalt is requesting that the city split the difference of the over billing ($1,562.32) as they contacted Mack and Rosholt about the difference in the bid and what actually needed to be done. The council discussed and came to the conclusion that Hovet will write a letter back to Minn-Dak Asphalt stating that we will not be paying back any portion of the over billing, as the bid from them states this is the price that both parties agreed to and that is the amount the city has already paid.  

Hovet reported on the ordinance recommendations from Tom Lockney. Hovet hadn’t gotten the recommendations from Lockney so he contacted him earlier in the week and he stated that he will get them written up for February’s meeting, along with a bill. If the council is interested in meeting with him, he will be available for the meeting. Lockney also mentioned in his letter to Hovet that a service agency @ the law school in Grand Forks, CLR, will draft up all new or amended ordinances for free, as this is a state funded agency. The council will review all recommendations and discuss further at February’s meeting.

Benning presented a memo from Stuart Larson in regards to the annexation project. The council reviewed and discussed. Hovet will publish the notice of a public hearing two times in the Traill County Tribune and a special meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 @ 7:00pm for any objections. If there are no objections, the land is officially annexed.

Kundsvig moved to adjourn; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, December 9, 2004 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, Rick Aamold, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

November’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved to approve the minutes, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Jami Hovet Chk#9792 $418.32; Jami Hovet Chk#9793 $65.90; GF/Traill Water Chk#9794 $221.80; Traill County Tribune Chk#9795 $250.00; ND Sewage Pulp Lift Service Chk#9796 $200.00; Waste Management Chk#9797 $2,524.08; ND League of Cities Chk#9798 $300.00; Traill County Recorder Chk#9799 $10.00; Traill County Tribune Chk#9800 $53.35; Xcel Energy Chk#9801 $139.83; Steve Larson Chk#9802 $730.34; Pribula Engineering Chk#9803 $1,890.00. Benning moved to approve all bills, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet reported that she had talked with Tom Lockney and he had read through the city ordinances.  He will be sending Hovet a memo with all his recommendations, including a bill.   If the city decides to have him rewrite all the changes, he is willing to do that at the per hour cost stated on the bill. If not, then he recommends that the city gets someone to make this updates before they pass it onto the district. Hovet will present the updates, along with the bill at the next meeting.

Rosholt reported on the last meeting for the 125th celebration. They drew for the November raffle tickets and the December tickets are now on sale. The buttons are in and they will be selling for $5.00, anyone interested in helping # the back of the buttons is asked to be at the Triple V @ 6:00 Tuesday, Dec. 14th.  The next meeting on the celebration is Dec. 22nd @ 7:00 at the Buxton Fire Hall.

The council discussed possible ideas for a new welcome sign. More discussion to be held in January, as the city needs to get there order in so the sign can be ready by spring.  

Hovet tried to contact the insurance company in regards to the damaged CV Champions sign, she will try get a more definite answer by January’s meeting.

Rosholt surveyed the area for the ditch around the south part of city. The council discussed and Knudsvig motioned to dig the 2 ditches (south and east); Mack seconded; roll call – all “I”; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported the south side wall of the City Hall was torn down, so he’s going to get a piece of plywood to get it covered. He also covered the front window and the other window still needs to be covered. Rosholt will get it covered before the January meeting.

Hovet reported that she gave Permit#11 to the Summer Baseball League for bingo cards, this is there yearly fundraiser.

Rosholt reported that the City Hall needs painting before the 125th Centennial.  Aamold moved to purchase paint to paint the City Hall, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported that Jerry Pribula had finished the surveying of the dike and elevator road to be annexated into the city. He presented the new map of the City to the council and reported that the council needed to name the two new sections that were annexated into town. Knusdvig moved to name the new dike the “Goodman 2nd Addition”; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous. Mack moved to name the elevator rd “Reeves Addition”, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous. Rosholt then presented the bill for all Pribula’s work. Knudsvig moved to pay the bill for $1,890.00; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Mack and the council discussed the bill from Minn-Dak Asphalt for the patch work that is over $3,000 over bid. Mack & Hovet will draft a letter to send along with a check for the approved bid amount. Chk#9783 is voided; Chk#9804 is approved and will be sent.

Kundsvig moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, November 11, 2004 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

October’s minutes were presented, Benning moved to approve the minutes, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Waste Management of ND Chk#9777 $2,524.08; Ohnstad Twichell Chk#9778 $240.00; Cenex Chk#9779 $21.24; Traill County Tribune Chk#9780 $48.40; ND Municipal Bond Bank Chk#9781 $537.50; GF/Traill Water Chk#9782 $210.60; Buxton Valley Contracting Chk#9784 $250.00; Oppegard’s Chk#9785 $42.63; First State Bank Chk#9786 $3,495.00; Full Service Insurance Chk#9787 $875.00; Xcel Enrgy Chk#9788 $629.46; Traill County Treasurer Chk#9789 $250.00; Jami Hovet Chk#9790 $418.32; Jami Hovet Chk#9791 $43.93. A check for Minn-Dak Asphalt #9775 $3,000.00, was approved to be paid for the crack sealing. Kundsvig moved to approve all bills except check#9783 for Minn-Dak Asphalt for $11,703.00 because it was over the approved bid that the city received. More discussion will be held when Andy Mack is available, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt hadn’t heard from Tom Lockney so the discussion regarding the city ordinances is tabled till December. Hovet will try contact him during the day and Rosholt will keep trying during the evening.  

Rosholt reported on the last meeting for the 125th celebration. Knudsvig moved to approve a motion for a gaming permit, #11, Benning seconded for the sale of raffle tickets to generate some money.  Also Rosholt reported that the pins are on order and they will be sold for $5.00. The next meeting is going to be held on Nov. 30th, @ 7:00pm. Anyone interested in helping out with the festivities is welcome.

The council discussed possible ideas for a new welcome sign. More discussion to be held in December.

Benning inquired on the damage to the Central Valley Champion sign. Hovet will contact the insurance company to see if we can get it fixed under our insurance.

Hovet reported that she had written a letter to the County to disallow the back taxes on the 414 Neill St. property. The County has disallowed them and the city isn’t responsible for payment.

Hovet presented a letter from the ND Dept. of Health, Rosholt is going check on the date of discharge and report back to Hovet so she can complete the form and send it back.

Rosholt reported that Jerry Pribula has started his measuring of the dike and elevator road to be annexated into the city. Rosholt will call a special meeting with the paperwork is ready.

Rosholt reported that he measured the north ditch of County Rd 21 for the possible ditch around the city. He also spoke with all land owners and got approval from Scott Hong, Claire Johnson, Oscar James.  More discussion to be held in December.

Kundsvig moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, October 7 2004 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

September’s minutes were presented, Benning moved to approve the minutes, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Traill County Treasurer Chk#9766 $250.00; Jami Hovet Chk#9767 $418.32; Xcel Energy Chk#9768 $1,098.53; Waste Management Chk#9769 $2,419.09; Cenex Chk#9770 $93.01; Traill County Tribune Chk#9771 $107.80; Oppegards Chk#9772 $77.49; GF/Traill Water Chk#9773 $196.60; Airborne Custom Spraying Chk#9774 $290.00;  Benning moved to approve all bills, except the Traill County Treasurer Chk#9776 $4,519.26 for the back pay on taxes for 414 Neill St. and the Minn-Dak Chk#9775 $3,000.00 for the crack sealing. Mack seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will contact Becca @ Traill County Auditors office to check on the taxes bill and Mack will review the cracking sealing around town to verify the 7,500 ft of sealer.

Rosholt hadn’t heard from Tom Lockney so the discussion regarding the city ordinances is tabled till November. Hovet will try contact him during the day and Rosholt will keep trying during the evening.  

Rosholt reported on the last meeting for the 125th celebration. Committees were established to help break up different tasks and Jodi Soderberg is going to draft up buttons to be sold to start raising money for the events. The council reviewed banners from a catalog that would look nice around town, more discussion at November’s meeting.

Hovet opened the only snow removal bid from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating.  The council reviewed and discussed, Knudsvig moved to except the bid from Rosholt; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet presented the 2004 financials through August, the council reviewed and discussed. No action taken.

Hovet presented the 2005 budget and reviewed all figures with the council. Benning moved to approve the 2005 budget, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Rosholt reported on the welcome sign possibilities.  He is still receiving bids from companies. The council discussed the idea of landscaping around the sign, more discussion to be held at the November meeting.

Council discussed the damage on the Central Valley Champion sign. Hovet will contact the insurance company to see if we can get it fixed under our insurance.

Hovet reported that the Luther League requested a permit # for raffling off a CV blanket. Hovet gave them permit #10.

Benning gave Hovet a copy of Title 39 Motor Vehicle Chapter 39-01 regulations. This title is for all motorized vehicles and what the police patrol can pull you over for. Hovet will file in the ordinances.

Mack moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING Thursday, September 9, 2004 @ 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack, Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

August’s minutes were presented, Mack moved to approve the minutes, Aamold seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Best Buy Chk#9752 $98.00; Traill County Treasurer Chk#9753 $250.00; Oppegard’s Chk#9754 $261.00; GF/Traill Water Chk#9755 $150.94; IRS Chk#9756 $231.23; Waste Management of ND Chk#9757 $2,419.09; Gene Rosholt Chk#9758 $50.00; Trophy House Chk#9759 $22.00; Jami Hovet Chk#9760 $418.32; Rosholt Gravel & Excavating Chk#9761 $5,770.00; Cenex Chk#9762 $146.47; Xcel Energy Chk#9764 $542.87; Lake Agassiz Chk#9763 $100.00. Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt presented a plaque and gift certificate to Greg Troftgruben for his dedicated 12 years of service on the Buxton City Council.

Rosholt hadn’t heard from Tom Lockney so the discussion regarding the city ordinances is tabled till October.

Mack opened and read aloud the three bids received for the street repairs, first bid from Aggregate came in at $9,150.00, second bid from Minn-Dak Asphalt came in at $8,578.35; and third bid from Strata came in at $13,400.00.  Council discussed and Benning moved to accept the bid from Minn-Dak Asphalt for $8,578.35, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Mack also opened another bid from Minn-Dak for crack sealing, which came in at $3,000.00, Knudsvig motioned to accept the bid for the crack filling; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Jennifer Otteson & Jeannie Vigen approached the council in regards to the date set for the 125th Buxton Centennial celebration.  They were under the impression that the first meeting was to propose dates for the celebration and see what feedback came from the residents, versus picking a date which now competes with neighboring towns activities. They would like to propose a new date of the last weekend in July 2005, which has always been Buxton’s weekend for activities. They will go to the next meeting, September 13th @ 7:00, to discuss.

The council discussed what action needs to be taken for Halloween night. The decision was made that anyone is welcome to help walk around town to patrol the streets; the meeting point will be the Buxton Fire Hall on October 31st, 2004.

Council discussed the upcoming 2004-2005 snow removal season. Hovet will put out bids to be opened at the October meeting. 

Mack inquired on the progress of the annexation of the elevator and dike. Rosholt talked with Kerry Rice, elevator manager, about the exact location, etc and now needs to get with Jerry Pribula to have him complete the process.

Rosholt reported that the lot on 414 Ives St. is open for sale. Council discussed advertising the lot, Knudsvig moved to have Hovet contact Jeannie Lenz with Greenberg Realty about advertising the lot, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported that he is going to take a picture of the welcome sign into a few painting companies in Grand Forks and see what the cost would be to repaint it. He will report at the next meeting. Benning also mentioned that she might know of someone interested in repainting it, so will also check with them and report at the next meeting.

Hovet reported that she would like to dispose of the old computer. Council discussed and Hovet will check with Terry Thoreson, city assessor and Nancy Newcomb, city website designer to see if either of them would be interested, otherwise she will dispose of it.

Hovet also reported that she no longer has Internet access at her home. The council discussed and the city will purchase an account for the auditor’s use. Hovet will contact Midcontinent Communications to open an account.

Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~ Wednesday August 11th, 2004 at 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack, Rick Aamold, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

July’s minutes were presented, Benning moved to approve the minutes, Mack seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Jami Hovet $418.32 Chk#9738; Samantha Larson $1,559.70 Chk#9739-VOIDED; Traill County Treasurer $250.00 Chk#9740; GF/Traill Water $262.72 Chk#9741; IRS $229.50 Chk#9742; Xcel Energy $254.11 Chk#9743; Cenex $153.74 Chk#9744; Traill County Tribune $77.00 Chk#9745; Farmers Union Elevator $120.00 Chk#9746; ND Rural Water Systems Assoc. $25.00 Chk#9747; Waste Management $2,419.09 Chk#9748; Oppegard’s $29.24 Chk#9749; Bank of ND $8,700.00 Chk#9750. Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, with the voiding of Samantha Larson check and reprint with Steve Larson, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt hadn’t heard from Tom Lockney so the discussion regarding the city ordinances is tabled till September.

Mack reported on the sewer line check.  Structurally the lines are in good condition, there are a few spots that need more research and possibly cleaning. Council discussed and if Mack can get access to rent a blower, Knudsvig moved to clean the trouble spots, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet opened & read aloud the only bid from Rosholt Gravel and Excavating for the removal of debris and foundation at 414 Neill St. Aamold moved to accept the bid for $4,200.00; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

The council and park board discussed the issue about maintaining the parks and what financial condition the park board is in to help out with the cost of mowing; due to the fact a large portion of the city mowing is the park’s property.  The park board agreed with splitting the cost of a new mower next spring with the city, and council agreed that the city will still maintain the park property for free.  Hovet reported that the park property is the Buxton Park District’s.  There will be more discussion on specific costs next spring.

Mack reported on the street repairs needed around town. There are 14 spots and the aisle needing repair, but the cracks are in good condition for this year. Mack will write up a “request for bids” and give to Hovet to post in the Traill County Tribune. Bids will be opened at the September 9th, 2004 meeting.

Discuss was held on the upcoming 125th Buxton Centennial. Hovet will post signs for a “planning” meeting on August 23rd, 2004 @ 7:00pm at the Buxton Fire Hall. Anyone interested in helping with the celebration should attend.

No old business to discuss.

Benning reported that there were kids going into the old Buxton Hall again. Rosholt will ask Valley Contracting to board up the windows w/ thick plywood and Hovet will post “No Trespassing” signs on all doors.

Hovet reported that the computer needs fixing, as when it boots up, it doesn’t recognize Microsoft XP as a loaded program. She will bring it into Best Buy for a quote on an estimated cost to fix. Also, the computer needs an updated virus scan program; Hovet will also look into a cost for this, she will report at the Sept. meeting.

Aamold reported that the Buxton Elevator requested that the city bring in some gravel for the road before harvest. Knudsvig moved to have Rosholt Gravel bring in 70 yds of gravel & level; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Aamold moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~ Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack, Rick Aamold

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m.

Knudsvig read the US Constitution oath to Rick Aamold, the elected new council member; Aamold repeated and agreed to the oath; the council welcomed him aboard.

June’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved to approve the minutes, Aamold seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Jami Hovet $458.02 Chk#9726; Traill County Treasurer $250.00 Chk#9727; State Fire & Tornado Insurance $173.78 Chk#9728; Office of Treasurer $248.98  Chk#9729; Waste Management $2,419.09 Chk#9730; Stamp Fulfillment Services $624.85 Chk#9731; GF/Traill Water $210.60 Chk#9732; IRS $231.40 Chk#9733; Cenex $223.10 Chk#9734; Xcel Energy $628.96 Chk#9735; Airborne Customer Spraying $290.00 Chk#9736; Traill County Tribune $67.10 Chk#9737 Chk#9731. Mack moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

 Rosholt hadn’t heard from Tom Lockney so the discussion regarding the city ordinances is tabled till August.

Mack reported that he hasn’t had time to do the sewer line checkup, this is also tabled till August.

Rosholt reported that the Buxton Fire Dept. will not burn down the torn down building at 414 Neill St. The council discussed what to do and it was decided that the city will put out bids to remove the debris and foundation, along with bring in clay back fill to level out the ground; the bids will be accepted until August 11th and will be opened at the August 12th meeting.  Knudsvig moved to put out the bids, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

The council discussed having another aerial mosquito spray before the Buxton Street dance. Aamold moved to have Airborne Custom Spraying spray for mosquito’s one evening the week of July 26th, preferably closer to the end of the week, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will contact Airborne Custom Spraying and setup an appointment.

The council discussed that they need to appoint a new residing president when the mayor isn’t available. Rosholt appointed Andy Mack as the new residing president.

Hovet reported the final votes cast from the 2004 election. If anyone is interested in viewing these results, please contact her.

Rosholt reported that Greg Johnson would like to dig a ditch on the south side of his house for better water drainage. The council discussed and Knudsvig moved to okay the ditch, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.

The council discussed giving Greg Troftgruben a plaque for his years of service with the City of Buxton. Knudsvig moved to purchase a plaque, Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will get one made and invite Greg to the next meeting.

Mike Hovet approached the council to discuss the condition of the roads in town. The council discussed areas in need of repair, Mack will figure out the square footage of all repairs needed, along with the paving of the trailer court road and report at the August meeting.

Mike Hovet also approached the council in regards to residents parking things in alleys blocking traffic.  The council discussed this issue and stated it’s also a fire hazard. Hovet will be putting a notice in the next newsletter.

The council discussed the park property and ball diamond on north side of town. The council would like to discuss this property and maintenance issues with a park board representative at the August meeting. Hovet will invite a representative.

Rosholt reported that the summer of 2005 is Buxton’s 125th Centennial.  The city if looking for volunteers to help plan a celebration, please contact any of the council members to discuss.

Mack moved to adjourn; Aamold seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~ Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Derric Knudsvig,  Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m. May’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved to approve the minutes, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Traill County Tribune Chk#9710 $250.00; Xcel Energy Chk#9711 $536.05; Traill County Tribune Chk#9712 $22.00; GF/Traill Water Chk#9713 $191.00; Oppegard’s Inc. Chk#9714 $93.50; City of Grand Forks Chk#9716 $54.50; Cenex Chk#9717 $129.30; Waste Management of ND Chk#9718 $2,573.55; Lake Agassiz Regional  Council Chk#9719 $13.00; Jami Hovet Chk#9720 $418.32; Derric Knudsvig Chk#9721 $554.10; Rhea Benning Chk#9722 $554.10; Greg Troftgruben Chk#9723 $554.10; Andy Mack Chk#9724 $554.10; Gene Rosholt Chk#9725 $969.68. Benning moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

 Rosholt hadn’t heard from Lockney so the discussion regarding the city ordinances is tabled.

Mack was not present at the meeting, so an update on the sewer line check is tabled.

Council discussed the torn down building on the old Kellet property.  Rosholt will approach the Buxton Fire Dept. in regards to burning the pile at the Monday, June 14th meeting.  Rosholt will report at July’s meeting if not before hand.

Hovet reported the June 5th, 2004 election results. Gene Rosholt was re-elected as mayor, Rhea Benning was re-elected to the council, and Rick Aamold received the most votes for the second council position. Hovet will approach him to offer the position. Ross Henningsgard was re-elected to the park board, along with a tie between Warren Brend and Bruce Otteson, Warren Brend declined the offer, Hovet will approach Bruce to offer the position. Hovet also reported that the vote to publish the city council minutes passed with a 37-9 result in favor of publishing the council minutes monthly. Hovet will proceed with publishing the minutes with the Traill County Tribune.

Hovet presented the financial results through May to the council. The council reviewed and discussed.

Hovet reported that the city is setup for an aerial spray through Custom Airborne Spraying whenever they want one. Knudsvig moved to have a spray as soon as possible, Benning seconded. Hovet will contact Custom Airborne Spraying for an appointment and post notices around town.

Rosholt reported that the west property that was annexed into town a couple years ago still isn’t within city limits as we haven’t had an official map drawn for the county. Rosholt will contact Pribule Engineering to have a map drawn.  Rosholt also reported that as long as we are having Pribule Engineering do a map for the west side of town that we should have him drawn one up for the east side of town over the railroad tracks. The city will be annexing this property into city limits very soon. Knudsvig moved to have Pribule Engineering survey and draw up this map, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

John Seablom approached the council about purchasing a the Rodriquez lot, Benning moved to sell the lot to Seablom, Derric seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet presented a letter from the FBLA group at Central Valley that was requesting a donation for there national convention in Colorado. Benning moved to donate $25, the motion died for the lack of a second. No donation will be made.

Benning moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.


Regular Scheduled Meeting ~Thursday, May 13, 2004  at  7:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Andy Mack,  Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m. March’s minutes were presented, Mack moved to approve the minutes, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Rosholt Gravel Chk#9695 $540.00; Jami Hovet Chk#9696 $418.32; Terry Thoreson Chk#9697 $462.80; Traill County Treasurer Chk#9698 $250.00GF/Traill Water Chk#9699 $216.20; Waste Management Chk#9700 $2,726.53; Traill County Tribune Chk#9701 $103.05; Cenex Chk#9702 $22.03; State Tax Commissioner Chk#9703 $70.00; Nancy Newcomb Chk#9704 $262.50; IRS Chk#9705 $229.50; ND Municipal Bond CHk#9706 $537.50; First State Bank Chk#9707 $18,900.00; City of Grand Forks Chk#9708 $54.50; Xcel Energy Chk#9709 $1,054.14.  moved to approve all bills, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

 Rosholt reported that he hasn’t heard from Tom Lockney or his student. Rosholt will contact Tom before June’s meeting if he hasn’t heard anything.

Mack reported on the sewer line checkup.  He is in the process of the check and will give us another update at the June meeting.  

Rosholt reported that he had spoke with Gary & Daniel Fuglesten. They are holding off on the possible addition. No action required.  

Hovet presented some information from the ND Department of Commerce in regards to the reports they received from Lake Agassiz. Mack moved to have Troftgruben sign the reports as president, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet presented a report from the ND Department of Health, the council discussed that as of the date on the paperwork the city had not done a discharge. Rosholt signed the paperwork and Hovet will send back to the Dept. of Health.

Council discussed the torn down building on the old Kellet property.  Rosholt will check with Travis Soderberg, fire chief for the Buxton Fire Hall, in regards to burning the pile.  Rosholt will report at June’s meeting.

Curt Bjerke approached the council about his ditch and what needs to be done. The council discussed the issue and talked about continuing the ditch south of Highway 21 so that the water flows completely on the outside of town.  Rosholt will survey the land and speak with the landowners to get permission for the ditch. He will report at the June meeting.

Rosholt reported that some residents are inquiring about where they should put there garbage, grass clippings, etc. Council discussed and we aren’t going to create another burn pile.

Kirk Waslien inquired on putting some dirt in the ditch west of his property and east of Curt Bjerke’s to level it out. He reported that the ditch holds water all year long and it can’t ever be mowed and causes a mosquito problem. Council discussed and will see if they can get the ditch surveyed and level it out with some dirt.

Benning moved to adjourn; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, April 8, 2004  at  8:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Greg Troftgruben, Andy Mack, Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m. March’s minutes were presented, Troftgruben moved to approve the minutes, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Chk#9685 $250.00 Traill County Treasurer, Chk#9686 Jami Hovet $495.88, Chk#9687 GF/Traill Water $216.82, Chk#9688 Cenex $23.30. Chk#9689 Waste Management $2,419.09, Chk#9690 Traill County Tribune $69.85, Chk#9691 City of Grand Forks, Chk#9692 Buxton Rural Fire Protection District $50.00, Chk#9693 Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $1,215.00. Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

 Rosholt reported that he spoke with Tom Lockney and Tom has found a student who will take on the assignment of rewriting our ordinances.  After the holiday, Tom will setup a meeting with the council and give us a first look at the cost of the project along with getting specific examples of what we want our ordinances to say.  An estimated ETA for this won’t be until sometime this summer as the student won’t begin work until after finals @ UND.

Mack reported on the sewer line checkup.  He is in the process of the check and will give us another update at the May meeting.  

Hovet presented a map from the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The Council reviewed and discussed changes the city has made since the printing of the map, they revised the map and Hovet will send back to the ND Dept. of Transportation.

Hovet reported that the City of Buxton’s ballot for election on June 8th will have Gene Rosholt running again for mayor, Rhea Benning listed for council again along with a blank for a write in candidate, Ross Henningsgard listed for park board along with two blanks for write in candidates and lastly a yes or no vote on publishing the governing minutes in the city’s official newspaper. Election is June 8th at the Buxton Fire Hall.

Gary and Daniel Fuglesten inquired on what information the city has received from our attorney on the possible expansion and street paving on the south side of Cty Rd 21 in the Sorlie Second Addition. Rosholt reported that he hadn’t heard back from Ross Keller and that he would try follow up with him next week and setup a special meeting to discuss the addition with the Fuglesten’s as soon as possible.

Hovet reported that when she contacted Waste Management to schedule the roll-offs for April 10th that they have put a restriction on the type of garbage you can dump in two different roll-offs.  The two types are composite and all other garbage. The Council decided to get 2 garbage roll-offs for April 10th and schedule 2 composite roll-offs for May 1st.

Council discussed the activity that has been happening at the old Kellet residence and Troftgruben moved to have the house and shed condemned, Mack seconded; a roll call was held; Troftgruben – I, Mack – I, Knudsvig – I, Benning – I; passed; unanimous. Hovet also brought up that there has been other residents in town that are interested in the Kellet lot. The Council will decide at the May meeting how they will sell the lot and possibly write up the bids to be put in the paper.  

Some trailer court residents approached the council about the paving of there road, along with the problem with pets in their area. The Council discussed the issues with the residents and told them that there isn’t much the city can do until we have the ordinances in place so we can enforce them.

Troftgruben reported that we had some drainage problems on the west side of town by Curt Bjerke’s.  The council discussed about where the drainage problems occurred and also thought about surveying the whole north side of Cty Rd 21, where we could possibly use a cleaning. More discussion at the May meeting.

Hovet reported that Lake Agassiz recently inspected the Buxton Fire Hall for ADA compliance. With his inspection he found that we were not compliant within the following areas: handicap parking sign, paint symbol & curb blue, hearing accessible public phone, update the toilet rooms, and install exit warning signs.  Council discussed and signed paperwork that stated we need to have the building up to compliance by March 2006.  Hovet will pickup 3 exit signs and council will discuss further action at the May meeting.

Travis Soderberg reported that the Buxton Fire Hall and City of Buxton received the $1,000 grant that he and Hovet filled out from Midcontinent Communications.  Soderberg reported that he had just received a letter and not the money, so when he does he will let Hovet know.

Troftgruben moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, March 11, 2004  at  8:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Greg Troftgruben,  Andy Mack, Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m. February’s minutes were presented, Troftgruben moved to approve the minutes, Mack seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Chk#9676 Traill Count Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9677 Jami Hovet $418.32; Chk#9678 GF/Traill Water $202.20; Chk#9679 Xcel Energy $710.76; Chk#9680 Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $1260.00; Chk#9681 Workforce Safety & Insurance $6.74; Chk#9682 Traill County Tribune $47.85; Chk#9683 ND Rural Water Systems $50.00; Chk#9684 Waste Management $2,419.09. Mack moved to approve all bills, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Rosholt reported that he spoke with Tom Lockney and gave him two copies of the City’s ordinances, who in turn was suppose to be handing them off to a research group.  The research group reported that they don’t have the personnel to complete this project at this time, so Rosholt contacted Lockney again and he stated he would rewrite the ordinances himself. He would like a list of the specific ordinances that need to be rewritten  and if possible a copy of the updated model ordinances from the League of Cities. Rosholt will contact the League of Cities and follow-up with Lockney.  Hovet is going to contact the District to see where our letter stating that they will process our filed claims is.

Mack reported on the sewer line checkup.  He is in the process of the check and will give us another update at the April meeting.  

The City has asked Central Valley Bean if we could place the roll-offs for spring cleaning on the CV Bean grounds. Fuglesten, general manager, agreed and the roll-offs will take place on Saturday, April 10th. Any questions, please contact a council member, not the CV Bean plant.

Hovet presented a Semi-annual Performance Report from Lake Agassiz for our Waste Water Forcemain Replacement project, due to a conflict of interest in this project Knudsvig moved to have Troftgruben, residing president of council, sign and approve all paperwork for Lake Agassiz; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Bobbi Olson inquired on the old Kellet property in town and Hovet reported that the city has not yet received the title for the lot. Olson then questioned the possibility of the city removing the building structures on the lot and them reimbursing the city, if the lot is sold to them. The council will think on it,  until we receive the title, at that time regulations and rules will be set for the selling of the lot and the destruction of the building.  

Gary Fuglesten, general manager of the Central Valley Bean Plant, reported that the plant is going to be building three new bins and they are requesting a 5 year tax abatement from the City. Council agreed to this, Trofgruben moved to accept Fuglesten’s request for a 5 yr. tax abatement, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will submit all reports to the County.

Gary & Daniel Fuglesten also presented two maps to the city about purchasing the west half of block four and all of block five of the Sorlie Second Addition for future building of homes. Council reviewed maps, asked questions and Rosholt is going to check with Ross Keller on what would happen with Lonnie Johnson’s home if the city where to pave the south side of Highway 21 on Neill St. Rosholt to report to the council and Fuglesten’s by next month’s meeting. Further discussion on the decision for the city to fund the graveling and paving of the new roads will be determined at April’s meeting.

Troftgruben reported that the Buxton Sportsman Club of Traill County would like to get a gambling permit from the city. Benning moved to give the club gambling permit #6 from the City, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet reported on the upcoming election in June 2004. Benning and Troftgruben are up for election, Troftgruben elected not to be put on the ballot, Benning will report back to Hovet by the end of April. Anyone interested in becoming a council member should contact Hovet and she’ll give you all the details.

Troftgruben moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, February 19, 2004  at  8:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Mayor; Greg Troftgruben,  Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt, on this date at 7:00 p.m. January’s minutes were presented, Mack moved to approve the minutes, Troftgruben seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

 

The following bills were presented: Chk#9661 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9662 Jami Hovet $418.32; Chk#9663 GF/Trail Water $213.18; Chk#9664 Home of Economy $24.61; Chk#9665 Traill County Tribune $37.95; Chk#9666 Cenex $3.68; Chk#9667 Gaffeny’s $123.80; Chk#9668 Bank of North Dakota $720.00; Chk#9669 Waste Management $2419.09; Chk#9670 Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $2,835.00; Chk#9671 North Star Co. $92.00; Chk#9672 Traill County Auditor $14.00; Chk#9673 Traill County Treasurer $297.64; Chk#9674 Xcel Energy $1,121.31; Chk#9675 Buxton Rural Fire Prot. District $100.00. Troftgruben moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Rosholt reported that he spoke with Tom Lockney on the rewriting of the city ordinances and Lockney stated that the city should check with Stuart Larson, States Attorney, to see if he would like to have any say in the rewriting. Larson stated that he would like to see them after the they are complete but doesn’t need to be involved with the rewriting. Rosholt then spoke with Lockney again to setup a time to meet and Lockney stated that he will probably assign the project to one of his law students and then review the ordinances after the student creates a draft. Rosholt will contact Lockney to setup a special meeting with the student that is assigned to the project.

  Mack reported on the sewer line checkup.  He is in the process of the check and will give us another update at the March meeting.  

  Lonnie Sager approached the city council in regards to get a gaming license to raffle off some pictures to raise money to help his father’s battle with cancer. Troftgruben moved to give Sager gaming license # 5 from the City of Buxton, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Hovet presented a letter from the FEMA asking for completion dates of three project worksheets from the 2002 flood. The council reviewed the worksheets and filled out the form, Hovet will send it back to FEMA.

  Rosholt presented a Final Performance Report from Lake Agassiz for our Waste Water Forcemain Replacement project, due to a conflict of interest in this project Mack moved to have Troftgruben, residing president of council, to sign and approve all paperwork for Lake Agassiz; Rosholt seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Council discussed the issue of snow removal around the city limits. If anyone ever has an emergency and needs to get plowed out during a snow storm, please contact Gene Rosholt for help.

  Troftgruben moved to adjourn; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, January 8, 2004  at  8:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Greg Troftgruben,   Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by President Troftgruben, as Mayor Rosholt wasn’t present,  on this date at 7:00 p.m. December’s minutes were presented, Benning moved to approve the minutes, Mack seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented:. Benning moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Hovet reported that Rosholt hadn’t spoken with Tom Lockney about rewriting the city ordinances due to the holidays. Rosholt will contact Lockney to setup a special meeting at his earliest convenience and inform the council members of the date selected. Benning moved to table the discussion; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Mack reported that the sewer line check hadn’t been done.  Knudsvig moved to table till February’s meeting, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

  No snow fence will be put up in the trailer court until there is need.

  Travis Soderberg, Chief of the Buxton Fire Dept., reported that the Carbon Monoxide battery doesn’t work. Since this is a split expense between the Fire Dept. and the city the council decided they will split the cost of a new battery.  Soderberg will report the cost to Hovet to be paid at February’s meeting.

  Soderberg came to the meeting on behalf of the Buxton Fire Dept. to make a donation to the city.  The Buxton Fire Dept. donated $525.00 to the City of Buxton. 

  Hovet presented a letter from Traill County stating that we can purchase Lot 4&6, of Block 9, Original Townsite (Bryan Kellet’s old property) for a total of $14.00.  Mack moved to purchase the property; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will contact the County and purchase.

  Knudsvig moved to adjourn; Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, December 11, 2003    8:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,   Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. November’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved to approve the minutes with the correction of the leveling of the west side of the dike, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Chk#9644 Jami Hovet $418.32, Chk#9645 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Chk#9646 Postmaster $24.00, Chk#9647 ND Sewage Pulp Lift Station $150.00, Chk#9648 Traill County Tribune $34.10, Chk#9649 GF/Traill Water $207.80, Chk#9650 Waste Management of ND $2,305.75, Chk#9651 Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $1,080.00, Chk#9652 Xcel Energy $532.65. Benning moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Rosholt reported that the district agreed to handle all the city cases.  They will be sending out a letter requesting a copy of all the ordinances the city wants to enforce. The council discussed what ordinances we went to enforce and came to the conclusion that we need to them be better written. Rosholt will contact Tom Lockney and ask for his assistance in rewriting them.

Hovet presented a letter from Waste Management stating the new rate structure for 2004.  Council reviewed and signed the letter agreeing with the new rates. Knudsvig moved to increase the monthly garbage fee for all residents to $11.00/month or $33.00/qtr.; Benning seconded; passed, unanimous.

Benning reported an inquiry on a snow fence for the trailer court. Council discussed and decided when there is enough snow that a fence would help they will put one up.

Council discussed the idea of checking out the sewer lines in town to see if any maintenance is needed. Benning moved to hire Andy Mack, who abstained from voting, for $10/hour to do a preliminary check on all the man holes in town; Knudsvig seconded; passed, unanimous.

Benning reported that Scott is not interested in the painting of the Welcome sign.

Benning moved to adjourn; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, November 13, 2003    8:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,   Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack, Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Hovet   

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. October’s minutes were presented, Mack moved, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Chk#9631 Jami Hovet $418.32; Chk#9632 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9633 Steve Larson $574.41; Chk#9634 GF/Traill Water $191.84; Chk#9635 Xcel Energy $688.34; Chk#9636 Cenex $33.23; Chk#9637 Full Service Insurance Agency $875.00; Chk#9638 Traill County Tribune $53.90; Chk#9639 North Dakota Municipal Bond Bank $537.50; Chk#9641 Waste Management $2,305.75;  Chk#9642 First State Bank $3,900.00; Chk#9643 Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $4,080.00 . Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Rosholt sent a letter to Judge Buckas requesting to have all court hearings for the City of Buxton at a district level vs. the city hiring a city judge. He received a letter back from Judge Buckas stating he will bring it up at the District meeting on Nov. 13th and get back to Rosholt. Tabled till December’s meeting pending information from Buckas.            

  Hovet presented a form that the city needed to fill out for the Dept. of Health in regards to any discharges during the month of October. City discussed and reported “no”.  Hovet with submit report to Dept. of Health.

  Troftgruben reported that a resident inquired about leveling of the east side of the dike. Council discussed and will put on March 04’s agenda to discuss options available.

  Rosholt moved to adjourn, Knudsvig seconded; passed.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, October 9, 2003    8:00 PM  Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,   Derric Knudsvig, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Hovet   

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. September’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved, Mack seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Chk#9623 Jami Hovet $380.84; Chk#9624 Traill County Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9625 Xcel Energy $597.64; Chk#9626 GF/Traill Water $67.61; Chk#9627 Amazon.com $419.99; Chk#9628 CV Aviation $45.60; Chk#9629 Cenex $60.56; Chk#9630 Traill County Tribune $122.10 . Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Asphalt maintenance is tabled until 2004 spring agendas.

  Hovet opened the bid received from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating, only bid received, for the ditching projects. Council reviewed and Knudsvig moved to except the bid; Mack seconded; passed unanimous.

  Hovet opened the bid received from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating, only bid received, for the graveling of the lagoon road. Council reviewed and Mack moved to except the bid; Knudsvig seconded; passed unanimous.

  Hovet opened the bid received from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating, only bid received, for the burning pile project. Council reviewed and Knudsvig moved to except the bid; Mack seconded; passed unanimous.

Hovet opened the bid received from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating, only bid received, for the snow removal. Council reviewed, Knudsvig moved to except the bid; Mack seconded; passed unanimous.

  Mike Crocker, Traill County Sheriff, reported that they will be on patrol in Buxton on Halloween night but would be interested in having volunteers help patrol the streets like last year. Hovet will post a sign around Buxton asking for any volunteers interested in helping out to report the Buxton Fire Hall on Monday, October 27th @ 8:00pm to talk through the process.

  Crocker also presented the council with the Traill County Emergency Operation Plan. He showed the council that it includes a map of all cities in Traill County, along with emergency spots within the cities plotted and contact names of all council members and emergency personnel. Council agreed with the Traill County Emergency Operation Plan, so mayor Gene Rosholt signed the agreement.

  Rosholt contacted states attorney Stuart Larson in regards to having the Traill County police officers enforce all city ordinances vs. having the city hire a judge. He said he will check into it and get back to Gene before November’s meeting.

  Hovet presented the 2004 budget to the council for reviewal. She went through all the revenue and expenditure expectations. Mack moved to except the 2004 budget plan, Knudsvig seconded; passed unanimous.

  Mack moved to adjourn,  Knudsvig seconded; passed.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, September 11, 2003    8:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,   Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 8:00 p.m. August’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Chk#9612 Xcel Energy $518.29; Chk#9613 Mayville Plumbing & Heating $77.40; Chk#9614 Rosholt Gravel $420.00; Chk#9615 Cenex $155.13; Chk#9616 Waste Management $2,108.75; Chk#9617 IRS $231.44; Chk#9618 GF/Traill Water $371.82; Chk#9619 Buxton Valley Contracting $58.00; Chk#9620 Farmers Union Elevator $39.50; Chk#9621 Jami Hovet $462.80; Chk#9622 Traill County Treasurer $500.00. Troftgruben moved to approve all bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Benning contacted Tom Lockney about becoming the city judge. Tom is very interested but would like to setup a special meeting to meet everyone on the council and discuss employment and meeting information. Benning will setup a meeting with Tom for Monday, September 22nd, 2003 @ 7:30pm.

  No discussion on asphalt maintenance, tabled till October.

  Rosholt reported on the ditching projects that are left to complete after the July ’02 flood.  After discussion by the council, Knudsvig moved to have two different projects not to exceed $500.00 each 1) clean the west side of ditch west of Buxton; and 2) clean the east side of ditch from the railroad tracks to the new culvert; Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

Discussion regarding the graveling of the lagoon road.  Council decided to put bids in the paper to be opened at the October 9th meeting.  Bids will ask for price of road gravel per yard delivered to Buxton. 

  Council discussed what to do with the burning pile. Bids will be put in the paper asking for a price to bury and level, approx. 1/10th of a mile, on the west side of the tracks, south of Hwy. 21.  Bids will be opened at the October 9th meeting.

  Rosholt reported that the Department of Health is still not seeing weekly meter readings. Benning agreed to start doing the weekly readings.

  Council members discussed the mayor’s salary. Trofgruben moved to increase the mayor’s pay from $50.00 per meeting to $75.00 a meeting; Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Hovet inquired on Bob Lommen’s property.  Council reported that Steve Larson, city mower, has been mowing the lot. Hovet will contact Larson and ask how many times he has mowed, as the city agreed to bill the owner of the property for no upkeeping $100.00 per time the city had to mow. Hovet will bill the owner the proposed amount.

  Council proposed putting snow removal bids out for the 2003/2004 winter. Hovet will post in the paper and bids will be opened at the October 9th meeting.

  Troftgruben moved to adjourn,  Knudsvig seconded; passed.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, August 21, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,   Derric Knudsvig, and Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. July’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Chk#9598 Xcel Energy $1084.82; Chk#9599 VOIDED; Chk#9600 GF/Traill Water $207.57; Chk#9601 Jami Hovet $418.32; Chk#9602 Traill County Tribune $53.90; Chk#9603 Farmers Union Elevator $120.45; Chk#9604 Cenex $169.22; Chk#9605 Waste Management $4217.50; Chk# 9606 Bank of ND $8,820.00; Chk#9607 Samantha Larson $1,339.23. Benning moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Benning contacted Tom Lockney about becoming the city judge. Tom is very interested but would like to setup a special meeting to meet everyone on the council and discuss employment and meeting information. Benning will contact Tom and then contact everyone on the council to setup the meeting.  

  No discussion on asphalt maintenance or ditching bids due to the number of council members present.

  Rosholt checked with Steve Larson about the mower attachment and Larson didn’t seem interested in the use of the attachment so discussion closed.

  Rosholt reported that Mack had contacted the company paving Reynolds but they weren’t interested in the work around Buxton. Council discussed what to do about the trailer court road. Rosholt believes it will take about 4 loads of gravel and then the county blader to fix the road. Benning moved to bring in gravel for the trailer court road and to have Rosholt contact Roy from the county to blade it, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Rosholt reported that the city’s domain name for the Internet is up for renewal. Knudsvig motioned to renew for 9 yrs. @ $135.00, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Benning moved to adjourn,  Knudsvig seconded; passed.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Tuesday, July 10, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Derric Knudsvig, and Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Hovet 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. June’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved, Troftgruben seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented:Chk#9587 Jami Hovet $493.04; Chk#9588 Traill Cnty Treasurer $250.00; Chk#9589 Xcel Energy $763.45; Chk#9590 Stamp Fulfillment Services $210.85; Chk#9591 ND League of Cities $280.00; Chk#9592 GF/Traill Water $206.68; Chk#9593 Waste Management $2,412.37; Chk#9594 IRS $459.00; Chk#9595 Cenex $257.08; Chk#9596 Traill Cnty Tribune $116.05; Chk#9597 Amazon.com Credit $163.82. Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Benning wasn’t present for the meeting so we’re not sure if she contacted Tom Lockney. Tabled till August’s meeting.

  Council discussed asphalt maintenance & the ditching that is left to do from the July flood. Mack will contact some companies to get a quote on the asphalt repair. Ditching will be discussed at the August meeting.

  Rosholt checked with United Rentals in Grand Forks on the mower attachment and they don’t rent any. Council discussed the idea of purchasing one from Tractor Supply Co. for about $800-$1400, before doing so Rosholt is going to contact Steve Larson, city mower, and ask if he is interested in even using the attachment around town.  

  Rosholt reported on the problem with parking in the trailer court during the baseball games. He will mention something to the baseball coach to watch the parking and we will post signs are the area. Laminda Murach inquired on paving of the trailer court road, Rosholt said he will contact Roy to have it bladed but the council discussed the high cost of paving the road. Mack will ask the companies he’s talking about the asphalt maintenance to about the cost of paving the road. If quotes are need soon he will contact Hovet to put out bids, if not it will be discussed at the August meeting. Also, Murach inquired on the water sitting in front of their homes by their vehicles. Rosholt, Mack, Knudsvig and Troftgruben will go look at the problem and discuss at the August meeting.

  Hovet reported that all information is sent and received at Custom Spraying in Halstad. She is hoping to hear from them as to when they will be spraying so she can post around town a week in advance.

  Jan DeRemer reported on the fireworks problem in her yard and throughout the night on the 4th. She explained the problem to the council and asked that we post and talk about the issue at hand sooner in 2004. Also, she expressed that she would like the ordinance posted well in advance. Council agreed to put the issue on the May 2004 agenda.

  Rosholt and Troftgruben reviewed the trail court road after May’s meeting and found nothing wrong with the drainage of the road, but it could be bladed. Rosholt will contact Roy from the county road crew and see if he will blade it quickly one day.

Troftgruben moved to adjourn,  Knudsvig seconded; passed.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Tuesday, June 3, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Derric Knudsvig, and Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Hovet 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. May’s minutes were presented, Benning moved, Knusdvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented:Chk#9571 Rhea Benning $554.10, Chk#9572 Derric Knudsvig $554.10, Chk#9573 Andy Mack $554.10, Chk#9574 Greg Troftgurben$554.10, Chk#9575 Gene Rosholt $694.20, Chk#9576 Jami Hovet $418.32, Chk#9577 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Chk#9578 City of Grand Forks $67.00, Chk#957 Ohnstad Twichell $32.00 Chk#9580 Traill County Tribune $12.10, Chk#9581 Main Street Designs $1,739.10, Chk# 9582 GF/Traill Water $201.08, Chk#9583 Oppegards $31.04, Chk#9584 Waste Management $2,108.75, Chk#9585 Xcel Energy $553.72, and Chk#9586 ND Dept. of Commerce $500.00. Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Benning contacted Tom Lockney from Grand Forks, who is a judge in other small towns, and he is interested in becoming the judge in Buxton. He is paid per session and up-to-date on all ND legal education that is required. Lockney is gone until the middle of June, Benning will contact him then and ask him to attend July’s meeting to tell us his cost and at that time the council will decide is they will hire him.

  Council discussed asphalt maintenance & the ditching that is left to do from the July flood. Mack, Rosholt and other council members will go around town and figure out the spots in town that need maintenance, report at July’s meeting.

  Rosholt inquired on a pull behind mower attachment for the city, specifically for the lagoon road and the large areas of town. Rosholt will get estimates from different companies in Grand Forks. Knudsvig motioned to rent a mower attachment to try out is Rosholt can find one, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Rosholt and Troftgruben reviewed the trail court road after May’s meeting and found nothing wrong with the drainage of the road, but it could be bladed. Rosholt will contact Roy from the county road crew and see if he will blade it quickly one day.

  Rosholt sampled the lagoon on 5.8.03 and the ph was 9.04; TSS 45. He called the Health Dept and he needed to discharge. Rosholt took another sample on 5.27.03 and the TSS came down to 24. Health Dept. said that passed and they are recording it. The lagoon is currently draining; after it’s done the city will need to put a sealer on the inside. Council will decide on what kind of sealer at July’s meeting.

  Hovet reported there were problems ordering the computer tower from Amazon.com. So she presented a quote from Best Buy for the same computer and it’s cost was $539.99.  Mack motioned to purchase the same computer from Best Buy, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Hovet reported on Lake Agassiz project. Shelly contacted her during May about sending the final documentation they needed. Hovet has already sent it to her 2 times, so she said she’d try to get to it but it should be in their hands to find what is left. Tracey contacted Rosholt to fill him in and he told them the same thing as Hovet. Hovet is going to contact Tracey and see if she needs help finding the last few things to get this finished. Rosholt also mentioned that Lake Agassiz needs Troftgruben to sign the conflict of interest letter instead of Rosholt. Hovet will get the letter from Tracey and have Troftgruben sign it.

  Knudsvig will get new key for lift station and try to get readings every month.

  Troftgruben reported that Custom Spraying is $500.00 a time. Troftgruben is going to order mosquito dunks for the standing water spots. Mack motioned to hire Custom Spraying to try the aerial spraying, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous. Hovet will watch to see when Custom Spraying will be doing Hillsboro because that will be when they do Buxton – Hovet will then post signs.

  Inquiry from resident on 4th of July fireworks display from the city. Council decided to post fireworks ordinance in Buxton Beat and leave fireworks at that.

  Benning moved to adjourn, Mack seconded; passed.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, May 6, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, and Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Kirkeby 

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. April’s minutes were presented, Knudsvig moved, Troftgruben seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Chk#9562 Jami Kirkeby $418.32, Chk#9563 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Chk#9564 GF/Traill Water $196.60, Chk#9565 Rosholt Gravel $ 400.00, Chk#9566 ND Municipal Bond Bank $5,700.00, Chk#9567 Waste Management $2,108.75, Chk#9568 Xcel Energy $577.10, Chk#9569 First State Bank $19,297.50 and Chk#9570 Triple V Lounge $60.50. Troftgruben moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Knudsvig contacted Scott Knain and he stated he doesn’t have any legal education from the State of ND to be a city judge and he is paid by Reynolds per session.  The council discussed their options and Benning volunteered to contact Tom Lockney from Grand Forks, who is a judge in other small towns, and see if he is interested in becoming the judge at Buxton. Troftgruben motved to amend Article 12.04.01 to include “vehicle needs to be registered and licensed.” Bennig seconded, passed; unanimous.

  Kirkeby reported the HP V40SE printer from Amazon.com had been ordered.

  Kirkeby presented a spreadsheet comparing 5 different computer towers.  Kirkeby explained the computers and that there’s about $400.00 left of the FEMA money to be used. Knudsvig moved to purchase the Compaq Persario S3100NX from Amazon.com for $579.99, before shipping, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous. Kirkeby will make sure the montior will work with the new tower and keyboard. Also presented on the spreadsheet was software to install on the new tower. Knudsvig moved to purchase the XP Home Office software from Amazon.com for $376.99, before shipping, Benning seconded this also, passed; unanimous.

  Asphalt Maintenance is tabled until June’s meeting.

  Rosholt is checking on the information from FEMA in regards to the ditching that needs to be done. Discussion at June’s meeting.

  Troftgruben will report at June’s meeting about mosquito spraying from Custom Spraying.

 Benning reported that there is a dip in the gravel road by the trailer courts. Rosholt will look at and report at June’s meeting.

  Lagoon sample hasn’t been done, check at June’s meeting.

  There was one complaint from a resident about the roll-offs. The council decided to not get more roll-offs unless there is more interest. If anyone is still interested, please contact a council member.

  Benning moved to adjourn, Troftgrben seconded; passed.  


SPECIAL MEETING ~Tuesday, April 15, 2003    7:00 PM  Buxton Firehall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Derric Knudsvig and Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m.

  Troftgruben moved to have Rosholt clean 400ft of the ditch on the east side of the dike and not to exceed $400.00, Knudsvig seconded, passed, unanimous.

  Rosholt discussed having a pizza party for the kids that help clean up the town the weekend of the spring roll-offs, May 3rd to be specific. Rosholt will have it announced at the school and Kirkeby will post it on the roll-off notices. Mack moved to purchase lunch that Saturday, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Troftgruben moved to adjourn, Knudsvig seconded, passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, April, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning, and Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Kirkeby 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. March minutes were presented, along with the Special Meeting Minutes from March. Benning moved, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Chk#9551 Jami Kirkeby $332.34, Chk#9552 GF/Traill Water $213.91, Chk#9553 Xcel Energy $60.86, Chk#9554 Waste Management $2108.75, Chk#9555 Buxton Rural Fire Prot. Dist. $50.00, Chk#9556 Workers Comp. $242.65, Chk#9557 Traill County Tribune $88.70, Chk#9558 Nancy Newcomb $180.00, Chk#9559 Traill County Treasurer $250.00, Chk#9560 Rosholt Gravel $920.00 and Chk#9561 Terry Thoreson $513.71. Knudsvig moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Kirkeby reported on email received from Ross Keller regarding the city obtaining a judge. Troftgruben requests the Knudsvig talks to Knain about what legal education he has since Keller’s email stated that the judge needs to have the necessary education requirements, but not required to be a attorney. Knudsvig will report at May’s meeting.

  Kirkeby reported information about the purchase of the printer and computer tower with the FEMA money received. The tower is going to cost more than anticipated so Kirkeby hadn’t purchased the printer in case we wanted to use that money toward just purchasing the tower. Council discussed and decided to purchase the HP V40SE printer from Amazon.com at a price of $149.99, after rebate. The council then discussed what to do with the computer. The suggestion was made for Kirkeby to create a spreadsheet with quotes from Best Buy and Computer Renaissance to review at May’s meeting.

  Kirkeby reported that she contacted Waste Management in regards to Buxton Community Development Apartment Complex garbage billing. They stated that all city’s are billed this way and that it doesn’t matter that it’s low income housing. Council discussed and came to the conclusion that the city shouldn’t lose money on garbage so, Kirkeby is going to write Brenda Larson a letter and start billing her for the rate of $10.25/unit. Kirkeby will also bill back the difference on the Q3’03 billing. The council did say that when the contract comes due with Waste Management we will try negotiate for dumpster billing but for the time being we have no say.

  Council discussed when to get 2 spring roll-offs for spring cleanup. Mack moved for May 2nd thru 4th, Troftgruben seconded, passed; unanimous.

  Kirkeby had a request from a citizen to put up donation requests for over seas military personnel. The citizen wanted to know if there was a ordinance against her asking for donations, whether it be tangible or intangible or money. Council reviewed and decided that there is no ordinance and as long as she manages it there is no problem. Kirkeby will contact resident.

  Council discussed that the lagoon sample hasn’t been done. Someone from the council will try get it up to Grand Forks by next month’s meeting.

  Kirkeby reported that we have a Trail Court resident with a delinquent bill. Council requests to have a letter sent to the resident stating that the bill needs to be paid in full by May 5th or the water will be shut off, as stated in there contract.

  Kirkeby reported that the Christmas decorations are on order and wanted to know where she should have them delivered as the trucking company might need help when they deliver them.  Council requested to have them delivered to either Cenex or Central Valley Bean Plant and that evening someone would get them moved. Kirkeby will let the trucking company know when they call her.

  Tom Newcomb inquired about his back yard being flooded due to the water that stands back there because of the dike. He is loosing some of his trees and wanted to know if the city has any further plans for drainage problems. He specifically wanted to know if he can raise the elevation of his yard and what problems that would cause for the down streams citizens. Council discussed ideas to improve the dike for drainage, a suggestion to level the east side of the dike was brought up. Troftgruben suggested for Newcomb to talk to the other residents along the dike and effected with this same issue and see what conclusions they come up with. Rosholt will see what slope is needed and estimate out the cost for the city.

  Council inquired on the idea of spraying for mosiquito’s this summer. Troftgurben is going to check with Airborne Custom Spraying. Report at May meeting, he thinks the estimate is around $300.00.  Knudsvig moved to add $3/qtr starting in Q3’03 to offset the cost to the city, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Council inquired on the amount paid to the assessor every year. Kirkeby reported $300.00/year along with any travel expenses. Benning moved to raise the pay to $500.00/year plus expenses for 2003 and going forward, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous. Also Kirkeby will send a letter with this year’s check stating this and if the assessor would like to get the files computerized that the auditor would be willing.

  Kirkeby received an email from Mahlon & Vivian Thompson in regards to the lot between them and Brends. They would like to city to keep this lot up this summer or contact the owner and make them keep it up. Council decided to have Kirkeby send a letter to Bob Lommen’s daughter, who now owns the lot, and state that if the lot is not kept up they will be billed $100.00/month for maintenance during the mowing season. Mack moved to bill the owner this is not kept up, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Benning inquired on mower for the summer. Rosholt contacted Steve Larson and he is willing to mow again this summer for the city. He agreed to the same contracted pay as 2002.

  Benning moved to adjourn, Knudsvig seconded; passed.


SPECIAL MEETING ~Friday, March 28, 2003    1:00 PM Mack Residence

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Rhea Benning, and Derric Knudsvig

Recording: Jami Kirkeby

  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 1:00 p.m. 

  Knudsvig moved to appoint Troftgruben as president of the council while Mayor Rosholt is gone, Mack seconded; passed, unanimous.

  Benning moved, Mack seconded to adjourn; passed, unanimous.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, March 13, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Rhea Benning, and Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Kirkeby 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. February minutes were presented. Mack moved, Troftgruben seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Gf/Traill Water Chk#9541 $209.48, IRS Chk#9542 $231.41, North Dakota Rural Water Systems Chk#9543 $50.00, Waste Management Chk#9544 $2108.75, Traill County Tribune Chk#9545 $96.25, Rosholt Gravel & Excavating Chk#9546 $320.00, Xcel Energy Chk#9547 $555.45, and Jami Kirkeby Chk#9548 $453.98. Troftgruben moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Discussion regarding city judge is tabled until April due to the fact the attorney wasn’t available to supply the city with information. Rosholt & Kirkeby will try contact Ross Keller and request his presence at the next meeting to find out the specifics.

Council discussed what to do with the administrative funds from the FEMA money. Kirkeby explained that an upgrade to the city computer would cost just as much as purchasing a new tower. So Kirkeby presented a quote from Best Buy for a new tower with Microsoft XP- Home Edition for a cost of $400.00. Troftgruben moved to purchase the tower from Best Buy, Mack seconded, passed unanimous. Kirkeby also presented a quote for a new HP V40SE printer/scanner/fax/copier at a price of $149.99, after rebate from Amazon.com. Troftgruben moved to purchase the item from Amazon, Mack seconded, passed; unanimous. 

Brenda Larson inquired on the garbage bill for the Buxton Community Development Apartment Complex. In 2001 the Development was getting charged $188.70/qtr. from the city. In 2002 the Development charges increased to $456.00/qtr. The increase came about when Kirkeby started billing the Development per apartment unit vs. just for the dumpster.  The reason Kirkeby started billing is way is that she reconciled the garbage bill from Waste Management and realized the city is being charged per unit vs. just for the dumpster. When contacting Waste Management, they stated the city has always been charged this way per our contract. In 2003 the Development charges increased to $492.00/qtr because of the landfill increase. Kirkeby is going to contact Waste Management and see if we can change the contract to state bill by dumpster instead of unit. She will also explain that this is low income housing and that they shouldn’t be charged so highly for garbage. Kirkeby will bill the Buxton Community Development with a charge for the dumpster only back to Q2 ’02 for Brenda to pay and after we hear back from Waste Management will make any adjustments needed. Troftgruben moved to correct the billing as stated above, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

Benning inquired on the sample from the lagoon. Rosholt reported that the sample didn’t get taken. Troftgruben said he will try to remember to take the sample within the next couple weeks. 

Rosholt inquired on purchasing a building permit from the city for construction over $1,000 on his house. Kirkeby received a check in the amount of $5.00 for the purchase of the permit and will get to Rosholt to display until the project is completed.

Troftgruben moved to adjourn, Benning seconded; passed.  

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, February 13, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Rhea Benning, Derric Knudsvig, and Greg Troftgruben

Recording: Jami Kirkeby

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:00 p.m. Benning wasn’t present until after the FEMA discussion. January minutes were presented. Knudsvig moved, Mack seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Jami Kirkeby $453.98 Chk#9522; Traill County Treasurer $250.00 Chk#9523; Firehall $50.00 Chk#9524; Traill County Treasurer $297.64 Chk#9532; Gaffaney’s $15.28 CHk#9527; GF/Traill Water $212.87 Chk#9525; Xcel Energy $1,162.24 Chk#9526; North Star Co. $92.00 Chk#9531; Buxton Rural Fire Dist. $90.00 Chk#9528; Waste Management $2,108.75 Chk$9529; Traill County Tribune $108.35 Chk#9530; Ohnstad Twichell $56.00 Chk#9533; Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $520.00 Chk#9537. Mack moved to approve all bills, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Duane Bjerke inquired on his taxes for the 4th lot behind his shop. Kirkeby presented Proznik’s taxes for this lot as they share it. Council discussed and came to the conclusion that Proznik hasn’t been paying for his portion of the lot, which means that Duane has over paid his taxes by $225.90.  Greg moved to cut a check to Duane Bjerke in the amount of $225.90 for reimbursement of the City’s mistake in calculating his taxes, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous. Going forward Duane Bjerke will be charged for 1/3 of the lot, or $20.29/year, and John Proznik will be charged for the rest of the lot, or $112.95/year. Check #9534 was cut at the meeting to Duane Bjerke.

  Proznik came and updated the council on the City of Buxton becoming a “tree city”.  Buxton becoming a “tree city” isn’t a cost to the city if we get grant money. We need to have a celebration once a year, or otherwise known as Arbor Day, approx. scheduled for 9-7-03.  The park board won’t know if we’ve received grant money until a future date. Report from park board at a later date.

  Discussion regarding city judge is tabled until February due to the fact the attorney wasn’t available to supply the city with information. Rosholt will contact Ross Keller and find out the specifics.

  Council reviewed the FEMA reports again this month and came to the conclusion that we have paid for most of the expenses due to the July ’02 flood. The following checks were cut at the meeting to complete the payments for the services rendered due to the July ’02 flood in case FEMA asks the city for proof of payment for services rendered. Alan Watson $2800.00 Chk#9535; Buxton Fire Hall $3500.00 Chk#9536; Gene Rosholt $2070.00 Chk#9538.  These checks will be presented to each business/individual and explained that we need to prove to FEMA that we paid our expenses from the flood. The city would appreciate any donation back that the business/individual would give but isn’t expecting anything.

Council discussed what to do with the administrative funds from the FEMA money. Thoughts included a new printer/scanner/fax/copier, update to computer and storage of files in the Buxton Firehall. Kirkeby will contact Computer Renaissance and Best Buy for quotes on updating the computer and will get quotes for the printer from businesses. Decision to be made at March’s meeting. Troftgruben moved to pay the Buxton Rural Fire Dist. $300.00/ yr. for the use of the Firehall for voting, council meetings, and storage of files; Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby reported that the City of Buxton has a new email address.  CityofBuxton@gra.midco.net. If anyone needs to contact Kirkeby, auditor, in regards to anything, please feel free to use the above email address. Kirkeby will send an email to the council for their records.

Kirkeby presented brochures regarding Christmas decorations. Council reviewed prices and discussed whether the city should purchase new decorations, there is a discount of 40% if ordered by Feb. 28th, 2003, thru Main Street Designs. Troftgruben moved to buy 2 bells, 2 snowflakes, and 4 trees, not to exceed $1400.00, minus shipping charges from Main Street Designs before 2/28/03, Benning seconded. Roll call– Troftgruben-I, Knudsvig-I, Benning-I, Mack-nay. 

Albert Kosney, area manager for Midcontinent Communications, reported on the high speed Internet progress in Buxton. Service will be available starting Feb. 16th to all residents in Buxton that are interested. He also answered questioned that the council had, with the main one being how much is service. Albert reported that if you purchase a modem from Midcontinent the monthly service will be $29.95 and if you rent the modem it’s $39.95.  Also questioned was if Midcontinent could get a line to the east side of the railroad as there are 4 businesses interested in having the Internet. Albert said he would find out some information/costs of doing that and get back to the council.

Rosholt reported that the lagoon had overflowed during last week. Benning and him went and looked at the dike and saw that it wasn’t eroded but since he did receive a call from the Health Department we need to take a sample on Wednesday night to Grand Forks and get it dispatched. Rosholt will try get it done on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003.

Rosholt questioned if Kirkeby knows how much the website is to run off the Halstad server. Kirkeby didn’t know, so Rosholt is going to check with Nancy Newcomb, website creator, and see if she can find out.

Knudsvig moved to adjourn, Mack seconded; passed.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, January 9, 2003    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Kirkeby

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m. December minutes were presented. Benning moved, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Chk#9515 GF/Traill Water $239.73, Chk#9516 Traill County Tribune $62.70, Chk#9517 Waste Management $2004.50, Chk#9518 Xcel Energy $40.99, Chk#9519 Jami Kirkeby $453.98, Chk#4520 Traill County Treasurer $1000.00, and Chk#9521 Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $680.00. Troftgruben moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Duane Bjerke inquired on his taxes for the 4th lot behind its shop. He is looking to sell the lot but his taxes are over priced with street specials when there is no street there. Kirkeby is going to request Proznik’s taxes to see what his taxes state. Report at February’s meeting.

Discussion regarding city judge is tabled until February due to the fact the attorney wasn’t contacted for information. Rosholt will contact Ross Keller and find out the specifics.

Kirkeby reports on FEMA reports for the July 2002 flood.  All the funds received aren’t reconcilable to the submitted claims from July, Kirkeby contacted FEMA and got documentation on funds received. Kirkeby and Rosholt will meet to try reconcile before February’s meeting. No action taken.

Council discussed areas to use the administrative funds received from FEMA. Thoughts included new printer/fax/copier/scanner, upgrade to computer, and storage for city files. Kirkeby will check into pricing on printer/fax/copier/scan and upgrade to computer. Knudsvig will check on using Fire Hall office to store city files. No action taken.

Troftgruben moved to pay Fire Hall $50.00 for use during 2002 election, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the City of Buxton’s website. Updates haven’t been happening on the city property available. Kirkeby contacted Nancy Newcomb, website consultant, and asked her to update with property for sale. Also the council minutes weren’t updated from December. Kirkeby sent to Newcomb to post. No action taken.

Knudsvig purchased pad locks and keys for the city lift station. Rosholt will update locks and get keys made for the council members. No action taken.

Kirkeby reported that the City of Buxton has been awarded as a “Tree City.” No action is needed until September when we’ll need to bill the residents.

Mack presented the building permit that the will be used for any construction over $1,000.00. Any resident that has new construction over $1,000.00 will need to purchase a $5.00 building permit and display them until your construction is done.

Burning in city limits continues to happen. Council decided to send Lonnie Johnson a letter with the city ordinance stated, Kirkeby will send letter.

Troftgruben inquired about maturity dates of city CD’s. Kirkeby will review the CD’s and contact First State Bank if needed. Report at February’s meeting.

Troftgruben moved to adjourn, Benning seconded; passed.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, December 11, 2002    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack,  Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Kirkeby

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m. The Central Valley School Board presented the council with the Bond Issue Vote for the addition of a gymnasium. 

November minutes were presented. Mack moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Chk#9513 Jami Kirkeby $596.34, Chk#9509 ND State Auditor’s Office $3,960.00, Chk#9514 Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $1,980.00, Chk#9506 Xcel Energy $598.76, Chk#9507 US Postmaster $24.00, Chk#9508 Traill County Tribune $123.20, Chk#9510 Gf/Traill Water $222.31, Chk#9511 Waster Management $2,004.50, Chk#9512 IRS $231.60. Benning moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Benning moved to amend the 2002 budget for the extra expense in state auditor’s fees, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous. Mack moved to research into why the bill was so high, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous. Kirkeby will follow up.

Discussion regarding city judge is tabled until January due to the fact the attorney wasn’t contacted for information. Rosholt will contact Ross Keller and find out the specifics.

Kirkeby reports on FEMA reports for the July 2002 flood.  All the funds received aren’t reconcilable to the submitted claims from July, Kirkeby will contact FEMA and get documentation on funds received. Updated report in January. No action taken.

City received one bid from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating for 2002-2003 snow removal. Mack moved to except Rosholt bid for $80/hour, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby reported on Lake Agassiz project. This was the final hearing and no objections were made. Kirkeby will follow up with Lake Agassiz to finalize the project. No action taken.

Benning inquired on the snow fence for the trailer court. Mack reported that he and Knudsvig will get the snow fence attached to the ball diamond fence.

Rosholt reported on Christmas lights. The City of Reynolds got 8 new Christmas decorations for $1800.00.  Rosholt will follow-up with Reynolds to get more information.

Council discussed the idea of having a Christmas light contest in 2003. Kirkeby will put on agenda for next November. 

Mack moved to adjourn, Benning seconded; passed.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Saturday, November 14, 2002    7:00 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Andy Mack, Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m. Knudsvig moved, Mack seconded approval of the minutes, Benning requested the minutes be updated to reflect her leaving during October’s meeting; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Chk#9493 Jami Kirkeby $453.98, Chk#9494 Steve Larson $107.46, Chk#9495 Xcel Energy $610.12, Chk#9496 First State Bank $4,297.50, Chk#9497 Johnston Fargo Culvert $866.10, Chk#9498 Ohnstad Twichell $270.00, Chk#9499 ND Municipal Bond Bank $650.00, Chk# 9500 Waste Management $1759.50, CHk#9501 ND Sewage Pump Lift Station $150.00, Chk#9503 GF/Traill Water $256.41, Chk#9504 Cenex $32.79, Chk#9505 Traill County Tribune $9.90. Mack moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Discussion regarding city judge is tabled until December due to the fact the attorney wasn’t contacted for information.

Kirkeby reported on North Dakota Department of Health reports. The city has 2 defects: 1.) Erosion on the dike – Knudsvig will check on rock fill to put around the dike to eliminate erosion for spring. Depending on the weather this can still be done this fall  2.) Lift station records – Knudsvig will be responsible for monthly records.  Benning moved to have new paddle locks and keys purchased and made for all council members in case of emergencies, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby reports on FEMA reports for the July 2002 flood.  All the funds received aren’t reconcilable to the submitted claims from July, Kirkeby will contact FEMA and get documentation on funds received. Updated report in December. No action taken.

City received one bid from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating for 2002-2003 snow removal. Mack moved to except Rosholt bid for $80/hour, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby reported on Lake Agassiz project. This was the final hearing and no objections were made. Kirkeby will follow up with Lake Agassiz to finalize the project. No action taken.

Kirkeby reports on the audit for 2000-2001 books. All recommendations from the State Auditor’s Office were read aloud. Mack moved to increase the bond coverage to $25K, Knudsvig seconded, passed; unanimous.

Mack requested that a letter be sent to GF/Traill Water stating that the gate valve risers in the alley between Ives St. and Neill will not be the city’s responsibility if hit and damaged.

Benning inquired on the status of the cable upgrade from Midcontinent Communications. Council hasn’t heard anything about the update from Midco. No action taken.

Council discussed putting a snow fence on the west side of the ball diamond.  Knudsvig moved to hook 150ft. of snow fence onto the ball diamond fence, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby reported that there are still residents parking on the street. Kirkeby will contact Traill County Sheriff’s Office and have them give a one time warning and second time ticket of $25.00 for parking on city streets.

Rosholt reported that the Christmas decorations need to have bulbs replaced. Benning will replace bulbs needed and Rosholt will put them up on Broadway after Thanksgiving.

Benning moved to adjourn, Knudsvig seconded; passed.  

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Saturday, October 12, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Greg Troftgruben, Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Kirkeby   

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 9:30 a.m. Benning moved, Troftgruben seconded approval of the minutes from September 19th, 2002 and the special meeting on October 4th, 2002; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Waste Management $2,004.50, Jami Kirkeby $453.98, Steve Larson $336.00 Traill County Highway Dept. $750.00, Troftgruben moved to approve all bills, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby presented the council with a spreadsheet of past due garbage and sewer bills. Council reviewed and decided to publish names and amount due to the city.

Gene Akset - $238.16; Henry Clemens - $112.92; Dale Hallock - $518.00; Brenda Hernandez - $744.03; Bryan Kellett - $1,908.55 and Dale Lemmons - $1,073.92.  All garbage and sewer bills that are not paid in full by the end of the year will go on the resident’s taxes.

No action taken on Halloween.  Mike Crocker will be at the Fire Hall on October 14th, 2002 to plan for Halloween night. Anyone interested in helping stop vandalism please come to the Fire Hall at 7:30 pm.

Rosholt reported on an estimate for the cost of bringing in a 30” culvert for the dike extended out to County Road 21. The estimated cost of this project is $1,100.00.  Knudsvig moved to have Rosholt Gravel & Excavating complete the dike project with a not to exceed limit of $1,100.00, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the idea of having a curfew for children under the age of 18 in the city limits of Buxton. Troftgruben moved to have a curfew of 11pm weeknights and 1am on weekends.  A fine of $50 will be responsible of the parent/guardian payable to the City of Buxton if the child is caught causing trouble past these hours. Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby reported that the city books will be audited for the years 2000 & 2001 by the State Auditors Office from Oct. 17th till Nov. 6th, 2002.

No one from the building committee was present to give the council an update on the proposed plans from Joel & Sherri Ostricil. No action taken.

Discussion regarding the city obtaining a city judge. Rosholt will contact Ross Keller to find out the specific guidelines/rules.

Report from Benning on snow fence for north/south road by the trailer court.  Council will ask Mack to attach a fence to the ball diamond fence. 

Inquiry of sale/lease of Buxton City Hall. Council had decided that they would not lease or sell the building out for a skate boarding facility but would consider it to other businesses or identities for a nominal fee.

Discussion regarding burning within city limits.  Troftgruben moved to have the fire department to put any fires that do not conform to city ordinances., Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby reported on a letter received by Waste Management for an increase in garbage rates for the year 2003. There will be a  increase in the garbage rates as Grand Forks landfill has a 15% increase in the city fees. Please look for increase information on the Buxton Beat in January.

Kirkeby reported on North Dakota Department of Health reports. The city has 2 defects: 1.) Erosion on the dike and 2.) Lift station records.  No action taken.

Kirkeby reports on FEMA reports for the July 2002 flood. Council will discuss further during next months meeting. Rosholt is going to appeal all rejected claims. No action taken.

Rosholt reports on culvert for east of town. The city needs approval from Buxton Township but Trfoftgruben moved to have Rosholt pursue the thought of a 24’’ culvert to help spring flooding run off, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed the gravel situation for the road between Greely and Ives, south of the ball diamond, Knudsvig moved to have Rosholt fill in with gravel, with a not to exceed limit of $ 500.00, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

Council discussed bringing the bull dozer out to Dennis Biliske to auction off. Troftgruben moved to pursue, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Troftgruben moved to adjourn, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.  

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, September 12, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt,  Greg Troftgruben, Derric Knudsvig, Rhea Benning

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on September 12th, 2002 but adjourned by Mayor Rosholt due to no quorum. The meeting was reconvened on this date (September 19) at 7:30 p.m. Benning moved, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

  The following bills were presented: Jami Kirkeby $453.98, Steve Larson $505.83, Dan’s Excavating $731.50, ND League of Cities $260.00, Waste Management $3,683.29, Oppegard’s $65.07, GF/Traill Water $215.08, IRS $231.63, Farmers Union Elevator $118.50, and Xcel Energy $639.52. Benning moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Council read the second reading of the zoning ordinance. Knudsvig moved to accept as the official zoning ordinance for the city, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

6.0607 Single Family Dwelling Building Requirements and Foundation Requirements

All single-family dwellings shall be considered and taxed as real property, as provided by law. Each single-family dwelling shall have a minimum overall front width of twenty four (24) feet, minimum overall depth of twenty (20) feet, a minimum main floor living space square footage of nine hundred (900) square feet, and a minimum ceiling height of seven (7) feet, six (6) inches. All R-1 single-family dwellings must have a continuous permanent foundation around perimeter of dwelling that goes below the frost line or a foundation that is approved by the city council and building committee.

  Council read the second reading of the building permit ordinance. Troftgruben moved to accept as the official building permit ordinance for the city, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

6.0303 (1) Each building permit costs $5.00, which you need for any new construction or additions exceeding $1,000.00.  Obtain from the city council or building committee.

  Council read the second reading of the political sign ordinance. Benning moved to accept as the official political sign ordinance for the city, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

6.1004 Signs Permitted on City Property

6.1004 (1) No political endorsement signs should be located on city property.

  Kirkeby presented the map that Bobbi Hepper-Olsen drafted up for the city, including the 132 feet of new property west of town labeled as R-1.  Troftgruben moved to accept the map as the official map of the city, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

  John Proznik reported on the City of Buxton becoming a “tree city.”  Proznik drafted up a proclamation that Mayor Rosholt needed to sign and also the application for the city to complete the process of becoming the “tree city”. Troftgruben moved to accept the proclamation, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous. Council read the final reading of the ordinance that was drafted up by the park board for the City of Buxton, Troftgruben moved to accept, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

  Council discussed what can be done to prevent the vandalism on Halloween.  Mike Crocker will meet on October 14th, 2002 at the Buxton FireHall to discuss further the plan of attack for Halloween night.  Any residents interested in helping, please be at the FireHall on this date.

  Discussion on the budget for 2003.  Budget is tabled until October 3rd, 2002 when Kirkeby has it completed. Any resident that would like to review the budget please contact Jami Kirkeby.

  Troftgruben inquired on the tree removal bids. Kirkeby reported the bids aren’t due until October 1st, she will have them at the October 10th, 2002 meeting.

  Inquiry about the lot Ottenson’s purchased from the city. The council received word on some interested candidates that would like to put a manufactured home on the lot if Ottenson’s are giving it up. Council determined that the pictures presented would have to go through the building committee and then back to the council for approval. Report from building committee as soon as they are contacted and meet.

  Discussion on bids for snow removal. Kirkeby will post the bid in the newspaper on Sept. 28th and Oct. 5th to be due on November 1st. Bids must include 1 yr. contract with per hour rate. Bids to be opened at the November meeting.

  Discussion on getting a judge for the city. Mayor Rosholt with check with attorney Ross Keller in regards to specific guidelines/rules.

  Discussion in regards to the burn pile on south end of town. Council discussed what to do with it since there are things being placed into the pile that don’t burn. Troftgruben inquired that the pile be moved further out of town. No action taken.

  Benning inquired on moving the meetings to 7:00 pm. Council expects starting January 2003.

  Report from Rosholt on Traill County being declared as a disaster county after the flood in July. Rosholt reported that the city will be issued some money from FEMA, no exact amount yet.

  Steve Larson inquired about the dike west of town. He wanted to know if the city is planning on finishing it. Council discussed that they would need to put a culvert going east and west and have fill brought in for about 50 feet. No action taken.

  Knudsvig moved to adjourn, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, August 8, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Andy Mack, Greg Troftgruben, Derric Knudsvig

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m. Troftgruben moved, Knudsvig seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: xxx. Troftgruben moved to approve all bills, Knudsvig seconded; passed; unanimous.

Mack read the first reading of the zoning ordinance.

6.0607 Single Family Dwelling Building Requirements and Foundation Requirements

All single-family dwellings shall be considered and taxed as real property, as provided by law. Each single-family dwelling shall have a minimum overall front width of twenty four (24) feet, minimum overall depth of twenty (20) feet, a minimum main floor living space square footage of nine hundred (900) square feet, and a minimum ceiling height of seven (7) feet, six (6) inches. All R-1 single-family dwellings must have a continuous permanent foundation around perimeter of dwelling that goes below the frost line or a foundation that is approved by the city council and building committee.

Mack read the first reading of the building permit ordinance.

6.1004 Signs Permitted on City Property

            6.1004 (1) No political endorsement signs should be located on city property.

Mack read the first reading of the political sign ordinance.

6.0303 (1) Each building permit costs $5.00, which you need for any new construction or additions exceeding $1,000.00.  Obtain from the city council or building committee.

Bobbi Hepper-Olson drafted up a map of city, not including the new property west of town. She will draft up another map, which will included the 132 feet on the west side of town and label it R-1 and then email it to Kirkeby. Kirkeby will then forward it on to Ross Keller to finalize the annexation project.  

John Proznik reported on the City of Buxton becoming a “tree city.”  Proznik showed the council pictures he had taken of the city park and ball diamond.  His next step is to measure the areas to decide where the city needs trees planted. Council read the ordinance that was drafted up by the park board for the City of Buxton. Troftgruben moved, Knudsvig seconded the first reading of the ordinance.

Report from Kirkeby on Lake Agassiz project. Lake Agassiz sent the city a check for finalizing the first draft which totaled $9200.  This will be applied to each citizens special assessments that were drawn. Lake Agassiz is planning on the second draft to be done by the end of the fall.

Report from Rosholt on installation of culverts west of the city. Rosholt received a letter from KBM stating that they would survey the ditches for $1200-$1800, council decided to pass.  Rosholt also reported that he spoke with the president of Buxton and NyStvanger Townships and they agreed with the installation of culverts west of town.  Knudsvig moved to have Troftgruben spray the cattails from the county road to Interstate !-29, approx 1.5 miles, Mack seconded; passed, unanimous.

Troftgruben moved, Mack seconded to adjourn; passed; unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, July 11, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Andy Mack, Greg Troftgruben, Derric Knudsvig

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m. Mack moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: GF Traill Water $217.77, Traill County Treasurer $500.00, Steve Larson $1,029.00, County Treasurer $209.43, Waste Management $2,004.50, Traill County Tribune $30.72, Cenex $168.15, Farmers Union Elevator $147.65, Xcel Energy $587.56, Jami Kirkeby $502.94, Gene Rosholt $600.47, Jan DeRemer $554.28, Rhea Benning $554.28, Greg Troftgruben $554.28, Andy Mack $554.28.  Benning moved to approve all bills, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous.

Discussion regarding zoning ordinances. Mack presented a map to the council of the City of Buxton. Benning moved to make the map the official zoning map and except the following ordinance, Troftgruben seconded, passed; unanimous.

6.0607 Single Family Dwelling Building Requirements and Foundation Requirements

All single-family dwellings shall be considered and taxed as real property, as provided by law. Each single-family dwelling shall have a minimum overall front width of twenty four (24) feet, minimum overall depth of twenty (20) feet, a minimum main floor living space square footage of nine hundred (900) square feet, and a minimum ceiling height of seven (7) feet, six (6) inches. All R-1 single-family dwellings must have a continuous permanent foundation around perimeter of dwelling that goes below the frost line or a foundation that is approved by the city council and building committee.

Discussion regarding political signs on city property. Knudsvig moved to expect the following ordinance, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

6.1004 Signs Permitted on City Property

            6.1004 (1) No political endorsement signs should be located on city property.

Discussion regarding building permits. Troftgruben moved to expect the following ordinance, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

6.0303 (1) Each building permit costs $5.00, which you need for any new construction or additions exceeding $1,000.00.  Obtain from the city council or building committee.

Discussion of lot sales. Mack moved to reinstate lot sales, as long as building plans are brought to the building committee/city council and approved, Troftgruben seconded, passed; unanimous.

Discussion regarding building committee. Mayor Rosholt appoints Andy Mack, Bobbi Olson, Rick Aamold and Doug Thompson as the members of the City of Buxton Building Committee.

Discussion regarding bids for removal of trees on the north end of town. Troftgruben moved to only advertise for the bid stating, “removal of tree dead fall and trim off over hangs of most north side of ditch.” Mack seconded, passed; unanimous.

Bobbi Olson will draft up map of city, including the new property west of town, to send to city attorney, Ross Keller, to finalize the annexation project.

Two new council members, Derric Knudsvig and Andy Mack , were elected to city council on June 11, 2002.  Both took oath onto the City of Buxton Council.

Discussion regarding the City of Buxton becoming a “tree city” is tabled until further information is supplied from the Buxton Park Board regarding a city ordinance.

Paul Siewart of Paul’s Pinto’s was concerned with the increase in his garbage bill from the City of Buxton. Kirkeby will contact Waste Management in regards to the switch of dumpsters, which increased his garbage bill. Kirkeby will report amount of refund to Paul’s Pinto’s when response is received from Waste Management.

Troftgruben moved to have two roll-offs brought in for flood clean-up, Benning seconded, passed; unanimous.

Inquiry from citizens in regards to mosquito spraying. Benning will place Altosid tablets in standing water holes around the city and Rosholt will check in the cost of spraying the city by airplane versus ground spraying.

Report from Kirkeby on Lake Agassiz project. Lake Agassiz is close to finalizing the first draft for the force main project. Kirkeby is sending the last documentation needed to Lake Agassiz. Another report at August’s meeting.

Discussion regarding installation of culvert on west side of city dike and also on county road east of Buxton. Council will think about dike installation, and research into costs and city responsibility of county road. Knudsvig moved to have Rosholt Gravel & Excavating fill county road back in with dirt & gravel, Troftgruben seconded, passed; unanimous.

Kirkeby will send thank you letters to the Traill County Police Department for their help during the flood on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 and also to Burlington Northern for stopping the trains for the duration of the day to pump the water out of the city over the railroad track.

Report from Rosholt on Midcontinent Communications high speed Internet upgrade. Midcontinent letter states that the 2002 budget is used up but that Buxton is the plans for  an upgrade to high speed Internet access in 2003.

Kirkeby received a stopped check from a citizen, she will send to city attorney, Ross Keller.

Troftgruben moved, Mack seconded to adjourn; passed; unanimous

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, June 13, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Greg Troftgruben, Rhea Benning, Jan DeRemer

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m.  DeRemer moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Waste Management $2,231.52; Buxton Valley Contracting $25.00; GF/Traill Water $226.45; ND Dept. of Commerce $500.00; Cenex $ 77.81; Traill County Tribune $170.40; Ohnstad Twichell $112.00; Rosholt Gravel and Excavating $ 1,840.00; Mayville Plumbing and Heating $7.40; Display Industries $800.00 ; North Star Co. $ 23.00; Frieje Implement $ 7,200.00; First State Bank $19,687.50; Jami Kirkeby $499.35; Buxton Park Board $850.00; Xcel Energy $560.17; Terry Thoreson $286.34.  DeRemer moved to approve all bills except for the Grand Forks Herald, which was a Farmer’s Union Oil bill, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous.

Discussion on building permits and zoning ordinances is tabled until the council determines a definition of “permanent foundation.”

Discussion of lot sales is tabled until the council determines whether to change the zoning ordinances to more clearly prohibit mobile homes on R-1 lots.  Questions from Jennifer Ottenson about the lot they purchased from the city. Whose responsibility is it to clean up the lot? Rosholt reported that each trailer court resident was to clean up the lot upon leaving. Benning motioned to have Rosholt Gravel & Excavating clean up the lot but not to exceed $200, DeRemer seconded; passed, unanimous. 

Discussion of asphalt maintenance. The council determined to wait until next year to repair the streets and possibly chip seal at that time.

Discussion regarding trees on the north end of town. Troftgruben, Mack and Rosholt decided on two separate bids for the destruction of trees. 1) Remove all dead fall and trim off over hangs of the north ditch or 2) Cut and remove the “big” trees, which still need to be marked. Rick Aamold is checking on the cost of chipping the trees from a company that he works with that is sometimes around the Buxton area. The auditor will draft up bids that the council will review during July’s meeting.

Discussion of roll-offs. The council has determined that there will be no more dumpsters until next spring.

Rosholt read a letter that he drafted up to Midcontinent Communications about our Internet Service.  Letter requested that Midcontinent respond to the City of Buxton in regards to when the city can anticipate an upgrade to high speed Internet service.  Troftgruben motioned to send letter to Midcontinent, DeRemer seconded; passed, unanimous.

Map of annexed property west of town tabled until council determines specifications of R-1 and R-2  lots.

Two new council members, Derric Knudsvig and Andy Mack , were elected to city council on June 11, 2002. Both could not be present at the meeting so the oaths are tabled until July’s meeting.

Report from John Proznik about ND Forestry Department and Buxton being a “Tree City”. Proznik reported the council needs to file an ordinance that states Buxton is a “tree city”. Council will draft up ordinance at July’s meeting after the park board has presented further documentation. DeRemer motioned to continue exploring the possibility of Buxton becoming a “tree city”, Benning seconded; passed, unanimous. 

No reports on old or new business.

DeRemer moved, Troftgruben seconded to adjourn; passed; unanimous.  


REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, May 9, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Greg Troftgruben, Rhea Benning, Jan DeRemer, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m.  DeRemer moved, Troftgruben seconded approval of the minutes; passed; unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Rosholt Gravel and Excavating $9123.00, GF/Traill Water $203.32, Waste Management $2,004.50, Xcel Energy $1,059.91, Jami Kirkeby $453.98, Central Mobile Home Repair $112.02, Traill County Treasurer $500.00, Nancy Newcomb $170.00, ND Municipal Bond $650.00, and Ohnstad Twichell $500.00.  DeRemer moved, Mack seconded approval of all bills for payment; passed; unanimous.

Discussion on building permits and zoning ordinances.  Mack moved to have each council member draft a proposal for R1 and R2 zoning requirements and a definition of  “permanent foundation;” DeRemer seconded; passed; unanimous.

Report from Benning on young citizens’ involvement in city government. Benning spoke with Bobbi Scilley, Governement/POD teacher at Central Valley who reported that the students elected Mason Bjerke and Kathryn Hilley as co-representatives for the City of Buxton. The city council welcomes them as representatives.

Discussion of lot sales is tabled until the council determines whether to change the zoning ordinances to more clearly prohibit mobile homes on R-1 lots.

Discussion regarding the grant for the Buxton Children’s Center. John Schumacher, treasury, spoke with Kirkeby in regards to the terms of the loan. Rosholt reported that the loan from the city has been paid and now the Buxton Children’s Center is paying the City $50/month until the $10,000 loan from the state has been completely collected.  The city collects the payments and passes them on to the state.  DeRemer moved to report to the Children’s Center that they are obligated to continue paying the City until the state loan has been fully paid, Troftgruben seconded; passed; unanimous. 

Report on asphalt maintenance from Mack.  There are a few spots in the City that could use repair for alligator cracks but the council determined to wait until next year to repair the streets and possibly chip seal at that time.  Rosholt will use cold mix to reduce the dip at the corner of Neill and Reeve streets.

Discussion regarding trees on the north end of town. Troftgruben and Mack did not have time to mark the trees for destruction.  DeRemer moved to table until Troftgruben and Mack have time to mark the trees, Mack seconded; passed; unanimous. The council will review the destruction of trees during June’s meeting.

Discussion regarding bids for new mower. The city had received three bids for a new John Deere mower all higher than expected.  Rosholt also obtained a bid for a Toro mower from the Garden Hut, even though they do not carry the mower asked for in the bid. Troftgruben moved to take the lowest bid for the specified mower from Freije for $7200.00, DeRemer seconded; passed; unanimous.

Discussion of roll-offs for spring clean-up and the cost. DeRemer moved to wait to see if there is any more interest from the citizens before bringing in more dumpsters to Buxton, Benning seconded; passed; unanimous.

Report from Rosholt and Kirkeby regarding trailer court water problem. The valve that was hooked up to the Sundeen’s trailer was leaking. Central Mobile Home Repair came to fix it on May 9th. The city agreed pay the bill for the repair but will not reimburse the tenant for any water usage costs because the valve had been replaced at the time they moved in and it was not the fault of the original city contractor that the valve was leaking.

Report from Kirkeby regarding Waste Management bill for Triple VVV Lounge. Waste Management had changed the collectors for the Triple VVV without any communication with the Triple VVV or the City and then increased the garbage bill by $200.00 per quarter.  Kirkeby will contact Waste Management for a refund and then make a refund to the Triple VVV.

Request for more police patrol around town, mostly during the early morning and after school hours. Also requested were some highway speed limit signs to help slow down the traffic through town.

Request from trailer park residents to place a speed bump on the trailer court road and also put up a barricade to protect the gravel road through the trailer court.  Rosholt will follow through with both projects.

Request to call Cooperstown Vet for an upcoming visit for vaccinations for all animals. Kirkeby will contact them and set up a date for the visit.  Kirkeby will post information around town.

Request for a donation from Future Business Leaders of America at Central Valley. The City of Buxton denied the request.

Discussion regarding a request that the city council declare that there are no businesses within the city competing the Central Valley Bean Plant. DeRemer moved, second Benning that we recognize no competing businesses so Central Valley Bean go can forward with their application for tax exemption for a business expansion.

DeRemer moved, Benning seconded to adjourn; passed; unanimous.  

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, April 11, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Greg Troftgruben, Rhea Benning, Jan DeRemer, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Kirkeby  

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m.  DeRemer moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed, unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Traill County Tribune $239.12, Rosholt Gravel and Excavating $660, GF/Traill Water $336.76, ND Workers Compensation $164.47, Waste Management $2,004.50, Xcel Energy $555.13, and Jami Kirkeby $453.98.  Mack moved, Benning seconded approval of all bills for payment; passed, unanimous.

Report from Keller on building permits and zoning ordinances. Keller brought a letter from the North Dakota Manufactured Housing Authority that stated that their position that no distinction could be made in zoning ordinances regarding manufactured housing versus site constructed housing.  Copies of the lengthy letter had not been provided to the council members in advance.  DeRemer moved to table until copies can be provided to council members, Benning seconds; passed, unanimous.

Report from Benning on young citizens’ involvement in city government. Benning spoke with Bobbi Scilley, Governement/POD teacher at Central Valley who presented the idea to the juniors and seniors in her class, but she reported that there was no positive response from them. She then presented the idea to the sophomores. She had four interested students who live within the City of Buxton.  DeRemer moved to ask Ms. Scilley to either pick a student herself or have the students elect a student member of city council, Mack seconds; passed, unanimous.

Discussion of lot sales is tabled until the council determines whether to change the zoning ordinances to more clearly prohibit mobile homes on R-1 lots.

No representative from Buxton Children’s Center was present at the meeting.  The request to forgive or abate a loan or grant is removed the agenda until further interest is shown by the Buxton Children’s Center. 

Discussion of asphalt maintenance.  DeRemer moved, Benning seconded to have two council members identify the spots around town that need to be fixed. May’s meeting will propose bids.

Discussion regarding trees on the north end of town. Troftgruben and Mack are going to mark the trees that need to be removed.  There was concern expressed from some residents that too many trees will be removed. The council will review the destruction of trees during May’s meeting.

Discussion regarding applications for the mowing job. The city received two applications. Troftgruben moved to re-hire Steve Larson to do the mowing, Mack seconds; passed unanimous.

Discussion regarding bids for new mower. The city received three bids for a new John Deere mower all higher than expected.  Rosholt will obtain bids for a Toro mower by May’s meeting from Garden Hut and Power Equipment.  Rosholt will also get prices for a ditch attachment. Troftgruben moved to table until the May meeting, Benning seconds; passed; unanimous.

Attorney Ross Keller gave his personal opinion regarding the bill from Rosholt Gravel & Excavating for the work done on the trailer park road that the council pay the bill if it is a fair price and satisfactory work.  Discussion regarding the amount paid by FEMA for the work.  Troftgruben moved to pay the Rosholt Gravel and Excavating bill, DeRemer seconds, passed unanimous.

Discussion regarding bids received for the ditching project. The city received four bids for the ditching project. DeRemer moved to accept the lowest bid from Burd & Smith Construction, motion died for the lack of a second. Troftgruben motioned to accept the next lowest bid from Rosholt Gravel and Excavating, Benning seconds. Roll call Troftgruben, Benning, Mack aye, DeRemer nay, motion carried.

Discussion regarding annexation of the lots west of town and whether to value the land at $2,000 or $3,000 per acre. DeRemer moved to set annexation for $2,000 per acre, Mack seconds. Roll call DeRemer, Mack, Troftgruben aye, Benning abstains, motion carried. Council called for any protests from the citizens involved and received one concern from Rick Aamold regarding whether the city could burden the annexed property with specials assessments even though no residence can be constructed on the land.  No protests were received.  Hearing done, by majority vote, resolution is to annex the property on the west side of town.  Troftgruben moved to give authority to sign the paperwork, DeRemer seconds, passed unanimous.

Discussion regarding selecting a different official newspaper for the City of Buxton.  The suggestion was made that the publication of the minutes on the web site might be sufficient of acceptable to the voters.  No action taken.

Discussion regarding roll-offs for spring clean-up and the costs and supervision. Troftgruben moved to have two roll-offs on April 27th, Benning seconds.

Discussion regarding the championship football sign for the City of Buxton. Kirk Waslien stated that it will be up in time for graduation.

Discussion regarding a pay raise for the mower personnel. DeRemer moved to increase the pay from $6.50 to $7.00 per hour, Troftgruben seconds, passed, unanimous.

Request to invite Sheriff to attend our city council meetings. Auditor will send out letter before next month’s meeting.

Request from trailer park residents to landscape their property with fencing, bushes, flowers, etc. Troftgruben moved to okay landscaping so long as the lot can be returned to the original condition of the tenant leaves.

DeRemer moved, Troftgruben seconded to adjourn; passed unanimous.

SPECIAL MEETING ~Monday, March 11, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall  

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Rhea Benning, Jan DeRemer, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Kirkeby

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m.  DeRemer moved, Mack seconded approval of the minutes; passed, unanimous.

The following bills were presented: GF-Traill Water $179.80, Xcel Energy $53.45, Jami Kirkeby $466.09, Brenda Schildberger $509.08, Waste Management $2004.50, Rosholt Gravel & Excavating $330.00, IRS $531.23, Traill County Tribune $51.36, Traill County Treasurer $500.00.  Benning moved, DeRemer seconded approval of all bills for payment; passed, unanimous. The auditor will send a letter to the IRS to request reversal of penalty charges on the 3rd Qtr. Payment.

Report from Mack on building permits and zoning ordinances. Mack and Derric Knudsvig will present suggestions for implementation for the City of Buxton at April’s meeting. Ross Keller’s report on what other Traill County cities have for building permits and zoning ordinances will be received at that time also.

Rosholt presented a letter from Great Plains Claims which stated that the City of Buxton did not violate any regulations or codes and was not negligent in construction of the mobile home park.  Therefore, the insurance will not cover any claim for damages due to settling ground as requested by the Murachs.

Report from Benning on young citizens’ involvement in city government. Benning spoke with Bobbi Scilley, Government/POD teacher at Central Valley who will present the idea to the students.  The council will await any response from the school.

Discussion of lot sales.  DeRemer motioned, second Mack to table further lot sales until the council determines whether to change the zoning ordinances to more clearly prohibit mobile homes on R-1 lots.

No representative from Buxton Children’s Center was present at the meeting.  The request to forgive or abate a loan or grant remains tabled. 

Discussion of Christmas decorations. Mack moved, Benning seconded not to purchase new decorations at this time due to the high cost.  DeRemer moved, Benning seconded to ask Derric Knudsvig to speak with Rick Knudsvig regarding a custom design for less cost; both motions passed, unanimous.

Discussion of Asphalt Maintenance. Mack moved, DeRemer seconded to table until the April meeting; passed, unanimous.

Discussion regarding trees on the north end of town. DeRemer moved, Benning seconded to table until Greg Troftgruben is present; passed, unanimous.

Benning moved, DeRemer seconded to post a public notice seeking applicants by April 11 for mowing this summer; passed, unanimous.

Benning moved, Mack seconded for Rosholt to obtain bids by April meeting for a new mower from Oppegard, Freije and Grand Forks Equipment.  Rosholt will also get prices for a ditch attachment. 

Discussion on delinquent city utility bills. Mack moved, DeRemer seconded to forward the following accounts to the city attorney for collection and to the county auditor for addition to the property owners’ property tax:  Asket $221.19, Hallock $645.32, Hernandez $543.53, Kellett $1647.10 and Lemons $848.92.

DeRemer moved, Benning seconded to advertise for bids on the ditching project for which FEMA funds were obtained.  Bids to be received at the April meeting; passed, unanimous. 

Discussion regarding the tax equalization meeting which is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of April.  Rosholt with check with the city assessor and advise the auditor when to post the meeting notices.

Discussion on Grand Forks/Traill Water bills. Rosholt reported that the city is incurring late charges each month because the council does not meet before the due date on the 10th of each month. DeRemer moved, Benning seconded to permit the auditor and mayor sign checks to Grand Forks/Traill Water without advance approval by the council; passed, unanimous.

DeRemer moved, Benning seconded to adjourn; passed unanimous.

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, February 28, 2002    7:30 PM Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Greg Troftgruben, Rhea Benning, Jan DeRemer, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Kirkeby

Attorney General: Ross Keller

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m.  DeRemer moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed, unanimous.

The following bills were presented: GF-Traill Water $197.96, Worker’s Compensation Bureau $125.00, North Star Co. $61.00, Xcel Energy $605.14, Jami Kirkeby $510.08, Brenda Schildberger $509.08, Greg Troftgruben $15.66, Waste Management $2004.50, Gaffaney’s $4.05

DeRemer moved, Benning seconded approval of all bills for payment; passed, unanimous.

Report from DeRemer on building permits and zoning ordinances resulted.  No changes are necessary to the zoning ordinances because the current ordinances clearly prohibit mobile homes in R-1 zones. Discussion followed regarding whether additional specific requirements in the ordinances are needed. Referred to Keller to provide information from other towns’ solution for this problem. Keller will report back at the March meeting. Mack will also bring samples of building permits to facilitate discussion regarding implementation of a building permit requirement in Buxton

Report from Rosholt on Xcel electrical requirements.  Xcel has asked that the requirements be supplied to all persons building in the City of Buxton.  A copy was provided to each council member

Discussion on status of Attorney General’s opinion.  Keller waited to meet with the council and obtain more information and will report back at the March meeting. Rosholt submitted bill for payment. DeRemer moved to table until to obtain further information about total FEMA money and obtain attorney general’s opinion, second Benning. Roll call, DeRemer and Benning aye, no nays, passed.

Discussion regarding other questions for the City Attorney before the March meeting. One topic will be collection of delinquent city utility bills.  The auditor was instructed to bring a current list of delinquent account and the amounts owed to the March meeting.  Another topic was the requirements for resolving the annexation project on the west edge of town.  All residents owing property in the area of annexation will be notified that any protests will be heard on April 11, 2002 at the regular city council meeting.

Discussion regarding insurance coverage for damages to trailers caused by settling. Rosholt spoke with claims adjuster at Great Plains Claims and the adjuster also obtained a report from Laminda Murach. DeRemer moved to table until a report is received from Great Plains Claims or the insurance company, second Greg; passed, unanimous.

The item regarding young citizens’ involvement in city government was tabled to obtain more information from Central Valley School; motion by Benning, second DeRemer; unanimous.

Discussion of lot sales.  Mack moved, second DeRemer to table further lot sales until the council determines whether to change or update the zoning ordinances to specify requirements for prohibiting mobile homes on R-1 city lots.

Discussion on the change of city address to P.O. Box 75 and also on adding a new phone line for the city auditor to use.  Troftgruben moved, second DeRemer to have auditor complete both changes.

Discussion on the request from Buxton Children’s Center to forgive or abate a loan or grant. DeRemer moved, second Troftgruben for someone from daycare to attend a council meeting and explain this request in more detail.

Discussion on bonus. No action was taken.

DeRemer moved, second Troftgruben to adjourn; passed unanimous.  

 REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING ~Thursday, January 10, 2002    7:30 p.m. Buxton Fire Hall

Participating: Gene Rosholt, Greg Troftgruben, Rhea Benning, Jan DeRemer, Andy Mack

Recording: Jami Kirkeby, Brenda Schildberger

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rosholt on this date at 7:30 p.m.  DeRemer moved, Benning seconded approval of the minutes; passed, unanimous.

The following bills were presented: Xcel $594.78, Traill County Treasurer $250, Buxton Valley Contractors $198, GF Traill Water $103.20, Waste Management $1460.15, Traill County Tribune $167.20, Farmer's Union Oil $4.78, Brenda Schildberger$507.92, Dawn Waslien $461.75, IRS $706.92

Greg moved, Benning seconded approval of all bills for payment; passed, unanimous.

Discussion regarding the increase of garbage rates by Waste Management by $1.50/month; DeRemer moved, second Troftgruben; passed, unanimous.

DeRemer moved, second Troftgruben, that the building permits and zoning changes be tabled until there is further interest from the citizens.  Roll call; Troftgruben, Benning and DeRemer aye, Mack nay; motion carried.

Report from city auditor that one bid was received for city attorney from Ross Keller at Ohnstad Twichell.  DeRemer moved, second Troftgruben to accept bid; passed unanimous.

There was discussion regarding the status of the request for an Attorney General’s  opinion.  DeRemer motioned, Troftgruben seconded to table until February’s meeting to obtain additional information.

Jami Kirkeby was sworn in as the new City Auditor.

Old Business: Discussion regarding issues for the City Attorney to work on: collection on delinquent city utility accounts; annexation of the property on the west edge of town, request opinion from the Attorney General regarding future city work by Mayor Rosholt.

New Business: Troftgruben reported that repair of damage from shifting is owner’s responsibility in other trailer parks.  Discussed whether the foundation was done correctly.  Auditor was directed to check into city insurance for possible coverage.  Troftgruben moved, DeRemer seconded to table the discussion until Auditor reports back on insurance.

Rosholt spoke with Rustad of Lake Agassiz, who reported another extension for the force main project.  According to the state this will be the last extension allowed.  Lake Agassiz will be getting this finished as soon as possible.

DeRemer would like to get young citizens involved in city government by having a high school government student participate in city council meetings.  Benning will check with Central Valley School.

Troftgruben purchased some Christmas lights for the city last year and requested reimbursement; DeRemer moved, second Benning; passed unanimous.

Discussion of lot sales.  Mack motioned, second Troftgruben to table further lot sales until the council can determine whether to change the zoning ordinances to prohibit mobile homes and require building permits as a way to enforce the zoning ordinances.

DeRemer moved, second Benning to adjourn; passed unanimous.