The numbers are in and last Monday, the Langdon City Commission approved the 2014 budget without much fanfare.
Posted on 10/12/13
By Lee Coleman
The total budget for 2014 is $2,291,749. Last year, the tax mills levied were $3,065 per mill and the city received 115.18 mills.
Next year, the city will receive 110.30 mills with a value of $3,310 per mill.
In addition to the city paying 100 percent of employee health insurance premiums, each city employee received a salary increase.
Managers and department heads received an increase of $150 per month while other salaried employees got an increase of $100 per month. Hourly employees received 50 cents more an hour.
In other city business, the sanitation department was scheduled for a state health inspection on Wednesday.
Judy Lill reported a good turnout for the recent volleyball tournament at the Langdon Activity Center where about $700 was made.
Also, Lill said 26 vendors are registered to participate in the inaugural Fall Vendor/Craft Show scheduled for Oct. 25-26 at the Activity Center.
Boyd Block was the subject of unfinished business as the Cavalier County Job Development Authority sought to transfer the deed to the city.
A vote was not taken to approve the transfer, however, an agreement was made to resolve the issue by the end of 2013.
“When we have a full commission after harvest, we’ll discuss it,” said Commission President Chuck Downs. “It is only right to discuss it with a full commission.”
In the meantime, the CCJDA will winterize the block and maintain the insurance until the issue is resolved.
After being denied permission to move a house to the corner of Fourth Street and Ninth Avenue at the last meeting because of a slight difference in the setback specifications, Gerald Marcotte returned to the commission with a revised plan and was approved to move the house.
“I didn’t think it would be a problem because everything in that area is set back the same as I am,” Marcotte said after the vote. “We plan to dig within the week. I have to make one phone call and within 48 hours, we can dig.”