Langdon City Commission holds short meeting

The Langdon City Commission held a short meeting with a just as short agenda. 


Posted on 8/1/15

By Melissa Anderson

The commissioners discussed topics with City Street Supervisor Rob Gilseth relating to the caretaking needs of the city during the summer. The city will be sending out notices to property owners whose properties are in need of mowing. The mosquito counts are up and will have city workers out spraying twice a week again for the time being.

The residents of 12th Avenue will be having a block party and requested that the city allow them to block off a section of the street for that event. Gilseth said that the city provides the cones to the residents but that the residents are responsible for the placing and removal of the caution cones.

The commissioners received several bids from heavy machinery contractors for the requested loader that the city street and waste departments are in need of. Those bids submitted were from RDO, Butler Machinery, ASC Construction, Ironhide Bobcat, and General Equipment. The bids ranged from $214,000 to $240,000.

The commissioners tabled the bids to allow Gilseth time to review the bids. He will give his recommendation on which bid the city should accept at the next meeting on August 10.

In Other Business

• The Langdon Activity Center had a new air conditioning unit installed and it seems to be performing well as the patrons report it has significantly cooled the exercise area upstairs off and decreased the humidity. It also seems to be helping cool off the lower level as well.

•Catering licenses were apporoved for Sporty’s and Eagles.

• Quality Specialty Printing and Products had their renaissance zone request approved for their new location.