The meeting was called to order by Mayor

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Wick with all members present, and Bill Clark. The treasurer’s report was given and accepted, and the minutes were read with questions by Buskness about the motion made last month concerning unpaid water bills and the $100 hookup fee and boot on the curb stops. if the water bill is not paid in full, it will be turned over to the county for collections. John’s motion only included the minimum charges for water. (1000 gallons for $5). The seats up for election are John Buskness and Darren Martin’s 4-year term. They did not file to be put on the ballot. These seats will be fill with write in votes. Candyce will visit with the Ryan Law Firm this week about ordinances. The auditor gave the mayor a copy of potential ordinance for the backflow program. There was a $258 NDIRF refund returned to the city for insurance. The city did receive a Garrision Diversion Grant to be used for city beautification. The grant is $6000, we will pay $4500, and Garrison Diversion will pay $1500. At this time Candyce has been research large flowerpots at Menards and she also made a call to the greenhouse in Anamoose about what they cost up there. She presented costs and the board will think about it and probably not make a decision on it until the tax equalization meeting on April 27, at 6:00 pm in the backroom of Tito’s Tavern. Darren moved that the city pay the elevator $500 for snow removal, and Zeke will continue mowing the city lawns and Sharon will continue cleaning the parks restrooms. Bill presented a list of repairs that need to be done at the lagoon and for hydrants, gate valves and 2 curb stops that were paid for but were not installed when the water was dug in. The company from Fargo will be out with their boat at the lagoon to get a core sample and if we can use the superbugs to clean up the sludge in the lagoon as soon as the ice is off the lagoon. Candyce had called the courthouse about interest they charge for unpaid taxes and any unpaid utility bills sent to them, The penalty is 3%, May 1 is 6%, July 1, 9% and October 15 is 12%. There has been a Betterment Club formed in Woodworth and their goal is to research for grants and how to make Woodworth more pleasing. Strengthen North Dakota and South Central Regional Council have been contacted to see what grants are available at this time. Also, there is a Workplace Grant implemented by Governor Bergum’s office. The Health Department is implementing a backflow prevention program in 2022, the water department is complying with their regulations and hope to attend a seminar in Harvey on May 25th explaining what this all entails. Candyce has visited with Ferguson’s Water Co. about new meters and readers. We are currently using the touch pad, where they work and the new system they are interested in works where a house’s meter can be read from the street using a remote reader. More research needs to be done on this too. Bills were read and motioned to be paid by Kuruc and seconded by Snyder. Wick adjourned the meeting Linda Clark, auditor (April 27, 2022) 55713