The Langdon City Commission had a short agenda at their most recent meeting held on Monday, February 27.
By Melissa Anderson
The commission’s first item of business was a request from Billie Symons on behalf of the Color Me Healthy Color Run committee. Symons requested use of Boyd Block for the upcoming color run on May 13 to be used as both the starting and end point as well as other city assistance including the blocking of select streets and garbage receptacles. Symons explained that the color packets used are non-toxic colored talcum powder that would not stain. Following the event she asked if the Langdon Volunteer Fire Department would wash the color from Boyd Block.
The commission agreed to the requested use of Boyd Block and directed Symons to contact the appropriate city and fire department representatives to arrange the additional requests.
Dan Fischer of Fischer Surveying presented a conception plan of what the plats would look like in regards to the BNSF property that the city purchased last fall. Fischer went over what he proposed to make the plats look like, and the commission agreed that what was presented was what they would like to see occur with the property.
The commission met with Kent Ritterman of Moore Engineering for updates regarding the sewer, water, and storm sewer improvement project as well as review bids for the water improvement project.
Ritterman explained that the first phase of the soil boring samples had been completed, and the sanitary televising was slated for a March 6 start. Moore Engineering has begun the railroad permit process, and the underwriting for the loan and grants from Rural Development has been completed and sent for review and approval at the federal office.
The water improvement project bidding process was closed, and Moore reviewed the bids for the contracts. Two contracts were awarded, one to Wic Construction for the construction of the pump house and one to Bergstrom for electrical work.
Ritterman also went over the proposed expenditures for the project. With updated figures ,the project is over budget, but Ritterman is sure that the city, along with Northeast Regional Water District, can go to the State Water Commission for additional funding since Cando has been added to the project.
In Other Business
• The commission approved a catering permit for Quality Specialty Products & Printing.
•During department reports, City Superintendent Rob Gilseth informed the commission the city will need a new sand truck for next winter. Sanitation department head Tom Beauchamp updated the commission on the contract negotiations with Waste Management.