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City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories
 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE INERT LANDFILL IN S PEMBINA: THE INERT LANDFILL IS FOR PEMBINA RESIDENTS ONLY (WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS). DO NOT PUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN TREE AND TREE-RELATED ITEMS IN THE TREE PILE, AND GRASS/LAWN CLIPPINGS IN THE GRASS PILE. NOTHING EXCEPT ORGANIC MATERIALS IS TO BE PLACED IN THE LANDFILL: NO BUILDING MATERIALS, APPLIANCES, FURNITURE, PLASTICS, FABRICS, INSULATION, ELECTRONICS, HOUSEHOLD WASTE, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, ANIMAL CARCASSES, VEHICLE PARTS, ETC. ARE PERMITTED. YOU MUST STAY ON THE DESIGNATED ROADWAY, AND PUT YOUR DEBRIS IN THE DESIGNATED PILES. IF THE MISUSE/ABUSE OF THE INERT LANDFILL CONTINUES, THE LANDFILL WILL BE CLOSED. 

 

MaryLou Swiscoski is planning a City Wide Rummage Sale for July 20, 2024. To enroll, please contact MaryLou at 703.581.2094 She is planning to advertise it in the Chronicle, online, and have maps and signage. The deadline to sign up is July 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more info.

 

Al Huttunen is setting up the City Cleanup Day for July 31, 2024. If you are interested in participating (and getting rid of old things), please contact Al at 701.520.2296

 

ATTENTION CITIZENS!

Per City Ordinance 7.0215 Regulations Governing Water/Sewer Service, subsection 5: "Entrance and Access to Premises by Waterworks Employees. Authorized employees of the water and sewer department shall have free access to any premises supplied with water, at proper times, to inspect and ascertain the condition of the meters and fixtures, or for reading meters, and no owner or occupant shall refuse such employees such access. The water department shall have the right to enter any premises and remove the meter for the purpose of examination and test after first notifying the owner or occupant, and to shut off the water to premises where free access is prevented." At the July 8, 2024, City Council meeting, the following was ratified and will become effective with the August 25, 2024, billing: "There are citizens that have not complied with the lead line inventory and/or Automated Meter Reader switch outs; therefore, the City will charge $50/month of non-compliance for 3 months.

Additionally: City Ordinance 7.0224 states "every person/entity that owns property within the City is to report ALL addresses they are in control of to the City Auditor and whether the properties are vacant lots or residential/businesses for the purposes of utility billing." If you own one or more properties, you MUST report ALL addresses to the City Auditor so that proper fees can be assessed. Please submit a list by July 20, 2024, so that your records can be updated.

Building Code: City of Pembina ordinance 15.0101 Adoption of Code states: "The erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, demolition, conversion, occupancy, equipment, uses, height, area and maintenance of buildings or structures in the City shall meet with the provision of the rules and regulations of the North Dakota State Building Code and any future updates and amendments to that code, a copy of which is on file with the City Auditor. That code is hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter by reference. (Source: North Dakota Century Code Chapter 54-21.3)." Article 1 Construction and Repair: City of Pembina ordinance 3.0102 Construction and Repair Permits states: "It shall be unlawful to construct, reconstruct, alter, grade or repair any public street, sidewalk, driveway, curbs or gutters without having first secured a permit application, therefore, unless said work is performed by the City contractor. Applications for such permits shall be made to the city auditor and shall state the location of the intended pavement or repair, the extent thereof and the person or firm who is do the actual construction work. No such permits shall be issued except where the work will conform to the ordinances of the city." Chapter 6 Zoning Land Use Planning Article 5 Administration and Enforcement: City of Pembina Ordinance 6.0503 Building or Development Permit Fee states: "1. It shall be unlawful for any person to begin any development or building without obtaining a building permit. 2. There shall be a fee for building permits or review of subdivision plats as set from time to time by the Pembina City Council. 3. Any building permit issued pursuanat to these provisions shall expire one (1) year from date of issuance." Ordinance 6.0504 Certificate of Compliance states: "1. No building or structure shall be occupied until a certificate of compliance shall have been issued by the City Council for determining the conformity with the specifications for which the development permit has been issued."  Electrical Code: City of Pembina ordinance 16.0201 Permit Required states: "No person shall begin any electrical work for which a permit is required until that person has made application for a permit to the city building inspector, city auditor, or person designated by the City and the permit has been granted. All electrical work shall be performed in strict compliance with the laws of the State of North Dakota, and the provisions of this article, together with such rules and regulations as the City shall make from time to time for the execution of the same." 

Notice is hereby posted, the City of Pembina ordinance Article 5 Noxious Weeds states: 12.0502 Weeds Prohibited, "No owner of any lot, place or area within the CIty or agent of such owner, shall permit on such lot, place or area and the one-half of any road or street lying next to the lands or boulevards abutting thereon noxious weeds or other deleterious, unhealthful growths and tall grasses. All weeds and long grass growing within the limits of the City are hereby declared to be a common nuisance and it shall be the duty of every person owning, occupying, or in charge of any premises, lot, or parcel of land in said City to keep such premises, lot, or parcel of land, including the legal bounds of adjacent rights-of-way such as adjacent berms and ditches, free from all weeds and long grass and to cut and destroy the same at all times during the growing season. An area having more than thirty percent (30%) of grass plants in excess of eight inches (8") in length shall be deemed a violation of this section. For the purposes of this article, "noxious weeds" shall mean any species of plant or vegetation recognized by the North Dakota State Weed Board as noxious weed." 12.0503 Notice to Destroy: "It shall be the duty of the health officer to cause to be published in the official newspaper, a public notice of ordinance 12.0502. Such notice shall be published once each May and again in July. It shall be the duty of all property owners, occupants, or persons having control over private property to remove noxious or other weeds, and to maintain the growth of such property so that it does not exceed eight inches (8") in length. These requirements apply to areas along and upon any railroad, street, highway, alley, public place or along or upon any vacant or other lot or place within the City. An area having more than thirty percent (30%) of grass plants in excess of eight inches (8") in length shall be deemed a violation of this section. The City health officer is hereby authorized and empowered to notify in writing the owner of any lot, place or area within the City or the agent of such owner, to cut, destroy, and/or remove any noxious weeds found growing, lying, or located on such owner's property or upon the one-half of any road or street lying next to the lands or boulevards abutting thereon in excess of eight inches (8") in length. Such notice shall be written and displayed or certified mail addressed to said owner or agent of the owner at their last known address and shall give such owner or agent a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours to cut or destroy the noxious weeds or tall grasses. Notice of violation. Notice of violation of this article shall be mailed to the registered property owner as shown in the property tax records maintained in the city assessor's office, upon any agent of the property owner, and upon any occupant of the property when appropriate. The owner, agent, tenant, or person in charge of the property shall take appropriate action to cut and/or cut down the growth of any noxious or other weeds, and maintain all grasses not to exceed eight inches (8") in height, as directed by the health officer within the specified time." 12.0504 Action upon Non-Compliance "If the property owner, tenant, or agent fails to take such appropriate action within the time period as directed by the health officer, the health officer shall have the authority to cut or mow any noxious or other weeds and grasses. If the property owner, occupants, or other persons having control over private property fail to cut the noxious weeds or other weeds and grasses, the health officer may cause the weeds and grasses to be cut and the actual expenses (NO LESS THAN $150 PER MOW) of cutting shall be certified to the county auditor, and all of the expenses shall be charged against the land of the landowner and shall become a part of the taxes to be levied against the land for the ensuing year and shall be collected in the same manner as other real estate taxes are collected, and placed to the credit of the respective subdivisions entitled thereto." 12.0505 Abatement by City "(A) Upon the failure, neglect, or refusal of any owner or agent so notified to cut, destroy and/or remove noxious weeds or tall grasses growing, lying or located upon the owner's property or upon the one-half of any road or street lying next to the lands or boulevards abutting thereon after receipt of the written noticed provided in subsection 93.03 or within forty-eight (48) hours after the date of such notice, the Health Officer is hereby authorized and empowered to pay for the cutting, destroying, and/or removal of such noxious weeds or tall grasses or to order their removal by the City. (B) When the City has affected the removal of such noxious weeds or tall grasses, or has paid for their removal, the actual cost thereof (NO LESS THAN $150 PER REMOVAL), if not paid by the owner thereto, shall be charged and assessed against the property upon which the noxious weeds or tall grasses were cut or destroyed. An assessment list showing the lots or tracts to be assessed with the cost against each lot or tract shall be prepared as are other special assessment lists, and shall be approved by the governing body and shall bear interest at 7%. Such assessments shall be subject to the same procedure for certification to the County Auditor, payment and collection as are other special assessments under State law. (C) Whenever any individual, firm, or corporation owning, occupying, or in charge of any premises, lot, or parcel of land within the limits of the City, shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this article, then it shall be the duty of the health officer to proceed forthwith to cause such nuisance to be abated by cutting or destroying said weeds and long grass, and in all cases shall proceed to assess and collect the expenses of the abatement of such nuisance upon the premises, lot, or parcel of land upon which the same may be found, or on which such expenses (NO LESS THAN $150 PER ABATEMENT) may be chargeable as in the case of expenditures for building sidewalks, or by suit in the name of the City against the owner, occupant, or agent in charge of such premises, lot, or parcel of land, and it shall be the duty of the health officer to report the amount of the expenses thereof to the city council in writing and a description of the premises, lot, or parcel of land chargeable therewith, the name of the owner when known, and the name of the occupant of such premises, if occupied, or the name of the person in charge of such premises, lot or parcel of land. IN addition to suit in the name of the City against the owner, occupant, or agent in charge of such premises, lot, or parcel of land, the cost of abating such weeds and long grass, if not paid prior to the first day of November each year, shall be certified to the county auditor as a special assessment against the property affected. Amounts charged for cutting other abatement of weeds and long grass shall be determined by a resolution of the city council in accordance with the equipment/labor rate schedule."

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 The next City Council Meeting is slated for 8/12/24 at 6 p.m. in the Professional Building.

 

ATTENTION 2024 NEW OR EXPANDING RESIDENCES AND BUSINESSES!

New Home Buyers: The Pembina Growth Committee is offering INCENTIVES for purchasing your first home in Pembina! You will receive 6 months FREE water/sewer (up to $100.00 per month max) and a family golf pass for 1 season for homes purchased within the city of Pembina. For more details, please contact Teri Stoiber, Pembina City Auditor at 701.825.6819. 
 
New Business Incentive: The Pembina Growth Committee is offering incentives for opening a new business in Pembina. A new business will receive 12 months free water/sewer (up to $100.00 per month max). For more details, please contact Teri Stoiber, Pembina City Auditor at 701.825.6819.

 

Community Center & Pavilion Event Booking

Book your reservations online: Community Center & Pavilion 

 

COMMUNITY CENTER

 

      THE LARRY J. WILWANT COMMUNITY CENTER is a great place for any type of gathering. You can schedule an event online, or call the city office at 701.825.6819. 

 

CURRENT PRICES FOR COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL:

Less than 4 hours - $60/day

More than 4 hours - $100/day

Weekend event - $100/day

$50 extra to use the kitchen

 

GENERAL RULES

1. A $150 deposit AND payment of rent is required IN ADVANCE prior to collecting the key from the City Office. FOR WEEKEND EVENTS, KEYS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE EVENT.

2. If the Center is cleaned up after your event, the deposit will be returned. If the Center is left in disarray, the deposit will be kept by the city.

PLEASE CLICK THE COMMUNITY CENTER LINK IN THE MENU ON THE LEFT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CLEAN-UP RULES.

 

PAVILION 

      THE PAVILION is a lovely outdoors facility in South Pembina to host events near the Ball Field, the Playground, and the Boat Ramp. You can schedule an event online, or call the city office at 701.825.6819. 

Pavilion rental is $25.00/day. A $75.00 deposit is also required prior to renting.

 PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO BE PAID AT THE CITY OFFICE PRIOR TO USE.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LOCAL GAMING PERMIT REQUESTS

 
Because of new state rules, every entity that desires a Local Permit must fill out their own Applications (form SFN 9338). Those applications must be sent to the City Auditor for presentation to the City Council for approval.
Once approved, the City Auditor will complete form SFN 17926, assign a Permit Number, and submit it along with your application to the ND Gaming Division.
THESE DOCUMENTS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
 
PLEASE CLICK THE "GAMING REGULATIONS" LINK ON THE LEFT FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND THE APPLICATION FORM.

 

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We want you to feel Welcome!
Stop by the City Office
152 West Rolette
Street
pcityoffice@polarcomm.com
(701) 825-6819