The Langdon City Commissioners had a full agenda that lead to a long discussion at their most recent meeting.
Posted on 8/29/15
By Melissa Anderson
The commission met with Kent Ritterman of Moore Engineering who presented an update and requested additional permission for engineering reports. Over the course of his presentation Ritterman informed that commission that Moore Engineering is unsure if doing the 4th Avenue project to fix the issue is possible. The CHS elevator, the State Highway Department, and the railroad would all need to approve the project in order for it to move forward.
Ritterman said that Moore is working on finding a window that would work for everyone in order to get this project completed. In the meantime, Moore will do more field work to determine the depth of the sewer at various points along the planned construction zone.
Ritterman also said that Moore Engineering will be pushing very hard to create a plan to present to the USDA Rural Development board in order to receive funding for this project and other proposed projects. Ritterman stated that Moore Engineering’s team will create this report by reviewing maps, physical evidence, and doing field studies on the sewer system and infrastructure.
The cost of this work will be $121,680 which Ritterman said can be deducted from the future project. Ritterman hopes to present a project proposal for funding to the USDA Rural Development in October when the new fiscal year begins for that entity, possibly getting the City of Langdon 45 percent grant funding for the 4th Avenue project.
In Other Business
• Maple Manor Care Center requested a note resolution. A representative for the facility explained that Maple Manor is seeking a lower interest rate and that there are no financial ties to the city. The City of Langdon is listed as a sponsoring agency. The request was approved.
• Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce requested an annual donation from the City of Langdon. Barb Mehlhoff explained that the funds are used for the development and continuation of community spirit. The commission approved the annual donation amount.
• The Domestic Violence and Abuse Center requested a donation from the City of Langdon. The request was approved.
• The Planning and Zoning request for the changing of zoning for David Hennager’s lot from a residential to industrial as well as the vacating of 13th Avenue and 18th Street was tabled due to not enough voting members present.
• Department reports were given. City Superintendent Rob Gilseth informed the commission he received a tentative delivery date of October 15 for the new payloader from RDO. Gilseth also informed the commission that he has been looking into financing options and believes he may have found a solution.