The Langdon City Commission held their meeting on Monday, March 13 to discuss city business and receive updates on the water supply and water waste system.
By Melissa Anderson
During department reports, Commissioner Marty Tetrault updated the commission that a possible replacement sand truck had been found. The truck, located in Indiana, was built by a company that caters to the needs of smaller communities and municipalities such as Langdon. Tetrault was very happy with the specs of the truck and suggested that City Superintendent Rob Gilseth and himself review the truck in person, and if they find it acceptable – purchase it. The commission approved the motion made by Cody Schlittenhard to do just that.
Langdon City Auditor RoxAnne Hoffarth had several items needing the commission’s attention during her report. The first was approval for writing off an account. Hoffarth explained the owner of the account had filed for bankruptcy, and the city was very low on the list of those needing to be paid. The commission approved. The census maps for the city were reviewed and approved for the Census Bureau. Hoffarth also explained that the Langdon Daycare Center also expressed some interest in the city sales tax for community development. Currently the tax goes towards the payment of the fire hall. When the tax is up and goes back to the residents for voting, the center requested that they be considered as a recipient of the funds.
Cavalier County Job Development Authority (CCJDA) Executive Director Shannon Duerr informed the commission that the Pembina Gorge Foundation had reached a purchase agreement for Frost Fire. The foundation requested $5,000 from the CCJDA to assist with 90 days of operating expenses. The board approved as did the city commission.
Moore Engineering sent updates on the two projects currently underway in the city for the improvement of the water waste system and the water supply.
In Other Business
• The commission approved an abatement for Joyce Schanz for Easy Way Electronics and her personal residence.