Langdon City Commission meeting held

The Langdon City Commission had a short agenda for their meeting on Monday, January 28.

Posted 1/31/19

By Melissa Anderson

Before hearing department updates, the Commission spoke with Mark Kakela about a proposed housing development on land he owns. Kakela presented a map outlining where the property is located and stated that thus far he has approximately eight lots 100 by 175 plotted out for development. The property is located in an area that would provide easy access to city water and sewer systems already in place. The commission will begin the process of annexing the area so that  the development can proceed.

Andrew Aakre of Moore Engineering was present and gave updates on the various projects the city has going. The water supply project will have to be wrapped up later this spring, and Phase I of the city water and sewer repair is also in the final stages. Moore is working with the USDA Rural Development to have the Phase II project ready to be bid on by February with bids opening in March. The Phase II project will also have the milestone in the final contract that 8th Street and 11th Avenue will have to be completed with the first layer of asphalt in early August as was discussed at the public meeting held late last fall.

Langdon City Attorney Quentin Wenzel reviewed the vacating of the railroad property with the Commission. That item will be completed shortly once signatures of property owners have been secured.

Wenzel also informed the Commission that after discussions with Cavalier County States Attorney Scott Stewart, it is the states attorney for the county who prosecutes city ordinance violations. Stewart and the Cavalier County Sheriff’s Department are working with Wenzel to have these ordinances enforced.

Two representatives for New Hope Fellowship were present at the meeting and informed the Commission that the building that is used for youth fellowship by the congregation is structurally sound.  They explained the purpose the building serves and are willing to work with the city.

An out-of-state property owner offered the city a parcel that they own for purchase. The city, after discussion, decided to give the owner the contact information for parties that are known to be interested in the property for a private sale.