The Langdon City Commission addressed numerous items on their agenda for the meeting on March 14.
Posted on 3/19/16
By Melissa Anderson
The commission heard two funding requests from Cavalier County Job Development Authority(CCJDA) presented by Carol Goodman. Goodman informed the commission the requests were approved by the CCJDA board at their last meeting at the beginning of the month.
Goodman presented the first funding request amounting to $35,000 with a 0 percent interest loan on behalf of Jeff Mostad. Mostad intends to purchase the 18 unit apartment complex currently owned by Kent Loewen. Mostad will renovate the apartment complex units and hopes to be able to make all units rentable. Goodman stated that these apartments are much needed in the growing community of Langdon. The commission approved the request.
The next request was a store front loan for $5,000 and was requested by Tara Domres for her salon, Cutting Edges. Domres will be remodeling the salon by giving it a new roof, siding, doors, windows, and a new front step. Total cost for the project is $10,400 with the balance being covered by Domres. The commission approved this funding request as well.
Cavalier County Emergency Manager Karen Kempert submitted a request that “No Parking” signs be placed along Highway 5 and 9th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets on the north side of the avenue. Kempert explained that it has become a common practice for semi trucks and trailers to park along that side of the road to access the Super Pumper gas station across the road. This has become an impediment to Emergency Services as they try to leave the station when responding to calls because the semi-trailers obscure the view of traffic and also block the view of oncoming traffic from seeing the emergency vehicle trying to enter the highway, potentially causing accidents.
The commission discussed this with Cavalier County Sheriff Dave Zeis. Commission Chair Chuck Downs stated he would contact Super Pumper about this. Zeis and City Superintendent Rob Gilseth will review the request and make a recommendation to the commission on the best solution for the request.
The city received bids for gravel. The gravel will be used on alleys and other roads that are graveled by the city. The city commission accepted the bid from Witzel Construction.
In Other Business
• The commission heard department reports. All departments are running smoothly. City of Langdon Sanitation Department will be starting the compost program in April. Currently, they are working on picking when spring clean up week will be. Sanitation will also be making some small changes to their summer hours which will start sometime in May.