The Langdon City Commission held a regular meeting on Monday, September 12 to conduct business.
Posted on 9/17/16
By Melissa Anderson
The commission received an update on the joint water project from Northeast Regional Water District (NRWD) General Manager Gordon Johnson. Johnson explained that he has been working with Langdon City Auditor RoxAnne Hoffarth and Langdon City Attorney Quentin Wenzel on the contracts. Johnson continued his update by explaining where NRWD was with project bids. Johnson stated that the next item on NRWD’s agenda is to hold public information meetings regarding the construction of the pipeline and building sites with area landowners.
Hoffarth informed the commission that the city has received the survey estimate from Fischer Land Surveying regarding the railroad property. The commission reviewed the estimate and discussed what they would like to do in regards to the property and maintaining access. The commission decided to have Fischer Land Surveying complete the survey at a total cost of $6,5000 and have those property owners interested in purchasing the railroad property adjacent to theirs cover the cost of that individual survey.
The commission revisited the tabled New Hope Fellowship teen fund donation request made by Jordan Braunberger. Hoffarth researched the issue and stated that the fund had a sufficient amount to cover the donation. The commission approved the donation request and also set the minimum balance for the fund at $2,000.
The city has received several verbal complaints regarding Lombardi properties located on Main Street and the east property off Highway 5. The complaints revolve around the number of vehicles on the properties and the overgrown weeds. There were two other complaints regarding properties that were unkempt and containing garbage. The commission requested that Wenzel send letters to the three property owners to address the issues.
Cavalier County Job Development Authority Director Shannon Duerr presented a grant request totaling $2,500. The funds would be used to assist in the updating of the rendezvous region tour guide map and also create a logo and brand.
In Other Business
• Hoffarth informed the commission that she is working on the final budget and should be ready to present it in the near future for approval.
• Langdon Activity Center Director Judy Lill presented a request from a few of the Cavalier County Sheriff’s Deputies who requested access to the center at 3 a.m. so they could work out. Lill explained that she could not provide key fobs for access as that would not provide access during the time requested without changing the entire key fob system.
Lill suggested giving the deputies keys to the door but with a contract stating that should the key be lost, the deputies/Sheriff’s Department will be responsible for the cost of changing the lock. The commission approved the suggestion, and Wenzel was asked to draw up the contract.