The Langdon City Commission held a regular meeting on Monday, September 26 to conduct business.
Posted on 10/1/16
By Melissa Anderson
The commission first heard department reports and all stated that things were going well ,and the city departments are preparing for winter. Commissioner Marty Tetrault stated that that he, along with Langdon City Attorney Quentin Wenzel, addressed the citizens’ complaints about properties that were brought forward at the previous meeting. Most of the property owners complied quickly with the city’s request to address the complaints.
The commission moved forward and opened a public hearing for the tax increase the city requires to balance the budget now that the state has reduced their funding to the city by 28 mills, and the expenses caused by the increase in the police contract and the upcoming Vanguard assessment. Tom and Janet Schill were present to ask the commission to explain why the increase was occuring. The commission explained and discussed the options that the city had in regards to attempting to the balance the budget and where funds come from.
The commission next reviewed the contract with Northeast Regional Water Disitrict (NRWD). Wenzel went over the recommended changes that he would propose to the contract that would make it a stronger contract. The commission approved of the recommended changes, and Wenzel will forward the contract with the city’s requested changes to NRWD and their legal advisor.
The Planning and Zoning committee brought forward a request to change all of Block 2 and 3 of the Fairview addition from residential to industrial. After some discussion, the commission approved the change.
In Other Business:
• Langdon City Auditor RoxAnne Hoffarth informed the commission that the city must review the employee policy manual. The commission directed Hoffarth to create the comittee.
• The commission received a funding request from Domestic Violence and Abuse Center. The commission approved the request and designated $1,200 be given to them.
• The commission approved the final budget.