TOWER CITY TOPICS
The February 2009 City Council February 2009 City Council Meeting meeting is scheduled for Monday,
February 2nd at 7:00 PM. Please
contact Scott Salberg, Mayor, at 749-2679, or Jenni Richman, City Auditor, at 749-2343, if you would
like to add an item to the agenda.
To the citizens of Tower City . . . .
December brought a huge amount of snow fall to Tower City with more snow sure to fall this winter.
We would appreciate your patience after a snow fall as we try to get the streets cleaned off. The city’s
snow removal contractor has experienced equipment break downs so snow removal hasn't been
completed as quickly as normal. Thank you for your patience.
At the January Council meeting the first reading of the Tree Ordinance was heard. We are excited that
Tower City will have an official Tree Board to maintain, plant and remove trees and shrubs in our
community. Please plan to hear the second reading of the ordinance at the Monday, February 2nd,
The Council has discussed the issue of junk vehicles over the past several months at the monthly city
Council meetings with no progress with the issue of removing the vehicles. It was decided by the
Council at the January meeting that two Council members will visit with the owners of junk vehicles
on their properties to find out what the plans are for the vehicles before we proceed with an attorney.
We would like to work through this issue in a peaceful manner and not have to have an attorney
represent the city to resolve this issue. Please take a few minutes to visit with the Council members
when they visit your home.
The city currently has one open position available on the City Council. We ask that you take a moment
to consider filling this term that will end in June 2010. Being on the Council is a lot like working with
co-workers who all have different personalities and opinions, but are all working towards one goal. In
our case, it is towards making Tower City a safe, clean, and enjoyable place to live. If you would like
to see what happens at our Council meetings, please plan to attend the next meeting on February 2nd at
7:00 PM at the Community Hall.
As always, we appreciate your opinions and suggestions! Please feel free to contact me or one of the
other Council Members if you have any questions or issues that need to be addressed.
stWater rates will be increasing as of January 1, 2009. Due to st Effective January 1an increase from Cass Rural Water Users, the City Council
approved a .25 cent rate increase on water usage rates Water Rates Will steffective January 1, 2009. The current rate of $4.60 per
one thousand gallons will increase to $4.85 per one Increase
thousand gallons. If you have any questions, please
contact a City Council member or City Auditor.
Scott Salberg, Mayor 749-2679
Ken Wobbema 749-5155
Contact Jon Unger 749-2741
Theresa Tallackson 749-2503
*There is a drop box available on the South side of the Community Hall for water payments.
*City webpage at www.towercitynd.com.
*City email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Owners Get Your Company Noticed by
Visitors to Tower City!
The city is proposing an idea to ALL local business owners! Yes, that’s means all business owner’s whether you run your business from your home or shop! The city would like to purchase a 3’x2’ sign
for local businesses to put their names on that will be installed near the café. A minimal fee of $10 per
business would be requested to have your name on this sign. The idea is to make sure visitors to our
community know about all the businesses that are established in Tower City.
This is a great way to advertise your business! If you are interested, please contact Jenni Richman at
749-2343 (city office) or email: email@example.com.
Snow Removal Questions or Complaints
Please direct ALL city snow removal questions or complaints to Scott Salberg, Mayor, or a City
Council member. The City Council will notify the snow removal operators of any issues. We
appreciate your cooperation!
The City Council is requesting that residents planning a building project in the near
future please contact a Council member at least ONE MONTH prior to beginning
work to give residents and the Council an adequate amount of time to inspect
and/or approve the permit. Thank you for your cooperation!
Tower City Ordinance 15-0307
Junk, Junk Automobiles, Building Materials – Storage or Accumulation Contrary To
Public Health and Welfare. It is hereby determined that the storage or accumulation of trash, rubbish, junk, junk automobiles, abandoned
vehicles, building materials, upon any private property within the City of Tower City, tends to result in blighted
and deteriorated neighborhoods, the increase in criminal activity, the spread of vermin and disease, and is
contrary to the public peace, health, and safety and general welfare of the community.
1. UNLAWFUL TO ACCUMULATE ABANDONED VEHICLES AND JUNK. It shall be a nuisance and offense for any person to store or permit the storage or accumulation of trash, rubbish, junk, junk automobiles, or
abandoned vehicles on any private property in the City of Tower City except within a completely closed
building or upon the business premises of a duly licensed junk dealer, junk buyer, dealer in used auto parts,
dealer in secondhand goods, or junk gatherer.
2. UNLAWFUL TO DISMANTLE AUTOMOBILE - EXCEPTION. It shall be a nuisance and offense for any person to dismantle, cut up, remove parts from, or otherwise disassemble any automobile, whether or not the
same be a junk automobile, abandoned vehicle or otherwise, or any appliance or machinery except in a
completely enclosed building or upon the business premises of a duly licensed junk dealer, junk buyer, dealer
in used auto parts, dealer in secondhand goods, or junk gatherer.
3. UNLAWFUL TO STORE BUILDING MATERIALS - EXCEPTION. It shall be a nuisance and offense for any person to store or permit the storage or accumulation of building materials on any private property, except in a
completely enclosed building or except where such building materials are part of the stock in trade of a
business located in said property, or except when such materials are being used in the construction of a
structure on the property in accordance with a valid building permit issued by the City of Tower City, and
unless said construction is completed within a reasonable period of time.
If you are interested in volunteering your
time and energy towards our community by Vacant Council Position serving on the City Council, please contact
Scott Salberg, Mayor, for more information.
This is a reminder to ALL dog owners within city limits, that ALL dogs are
Attention: required to be licensed and rabies certified with the city of Tower City.
Beginning in September 2005, the city Council established that all dogs (6 Dog months and older) within city limits are required to be licensed and have a
current rabies certificate. For more information about licensing your dog, Owners please contact Jenni Richman, City Auditor, at 749-2343. Thank you!
The City of Tower City council minutes for the council meeting held Friday, thDecember , 2008 at 7:00 PM. The council meeting was initially scheduled for December 5ndTuesday, December 2, 2008, but was rescheduled due to lack of a quorum of
2008 council members. Present: Scott Salberg, Jon Unger and Theresa Tallackson.
Guests: Sid Hinrichs, Vicki Gabriel. Absent: Ken Wobbema. City
Mayor Scott Salberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. City council reviewed the Council minutes from the November 3rd meeting. Jon Unger made a motion to approve the
minutes as reviewed. Theresa Tallackson seconded. Motion carried. Minutes
Auditor’s Report: November financial statements and bills were reviewed. Theresa Tallackson made a
motion to approve the November bills. Jon Unger seconded. Motion carried. Past due accounts were
reviewed with nine accounts past due in the amount of $1215.97.
Suzette Trenda $221.64 City of Fargo $14.00
Fargo Electric Construction $780.95 Jenni Richman $415.57
John Blaskowski $32.32 ND One Call $1.24
Inter-Community Telephone $235.32 Xcel Energy $71.72
Otter Tail Power Co. $1373.50 Xcel Energy $28.63
Barnes Rural Water $1452.00 Alltel $15.67
Cass Rural Water $656.00 Avenet $55.00
Sid Hinrichs $45.00 Kresse & Christl Gravel $2675.00
Belling Tree Service $1200.00
Adopt-A-Community: Two calls were made to Tower City in November.