The Langdon City Commission held a short meeting on Monday, February 25 as there were few updates and little new business.
By Melissa Anderson
Langdon City Attorney Quentin Wenzel provided updates to the Commission regarding the annexation process. Wenzel explained that before the city can annex the property development being proposed by Mark Kakela, the developers must first meet with the city planning committee. After that review, if approved, the city must then advertise for one month the proposed annexation.
Andy Downs, who has a similar proposal for some property, must also go through the review process with city planning as well as the advertising before moving forward. The city planning committee will set up a meeting date and time to discuss the two proposals.
The majority of the short meeting was the discussion of year-end transfers to ensure accounts zero out that need to. It was during this discussion that Langdon City Chair Jerry Nowatzki asked for explanation on why the Langdon City Activity Center has been consistently in the red for the past several years.
Langdon City Activity Center director Judy Lill was present and went over some of the basics for expenses and revenue. The Commission continued discussion on the topic and decided to revisit the issue at a later date after transferring $31,000 to the center’s account to zero out for the year.
In Other Business
• The Commission was scheduled to hear updates regarding closing of the project with NRWD and the approval of the Phase II. Moore had nothing to report.
• Commissioner Lawrence Henry was not present at the meeting and was unable to give an update on the city hall renovations.
• Langdon City Building Inspector Gary Bimler addressed the Commission on an issue he recently encountered and asked for their opinion. Bimler explained that a building currently under construction for rental apartments will need to have a sprinkler system in place as there are multiple units. Bimler and Commissioner Marty Tetrault explained their position on the issue and asked the remaining commissioners for their opinion. The Commission was in agreement.