City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

March 14, 2011

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.

Official Meeting Minutes March 14th, 2011 City Council Meeting


Attendance: Mayor Warren Hillukka, Council Beverly Burke, Kyle Dorion, John Feldman, Debbie Stanhope, Greg Wilmer, Pat Burton

Absent: Present: Attorney Larry Dubois, Aud. /Adm. Nancy Thompson, City Engineer Dan Johnson

Others Present: Kathy Lunde- Red River Regional Council, Greg Koropatnicki, and Michelle Helland –Ambulance  Oliver Hughes

Public Portion: Oliver Hughes for Red River Repair. Red River Repair would like to add a drive way and two dockings door at the Valley Crete location it would be the cement area between the Spot Bar and the Valley Crete building. Mayor explained the legal process for such a renovation.

Regular Meeting was called to order by Mayor Hillukka at 6:00 p.m.

2. Changes made to agenda:  Motion by Feldman second by Burke to accept changes to agenda. Motion carries. Motion by Wilmer second by Burton to approve minutes from February 14th meeting with changes on February 14th meeting. Ayes Dorion, Stanhope, Burke Wilmer and Burton Nays Feldman. Motion carries. Motion by Wilmer second by Burton to approve minutes from March 8th meeting. Motion carries

3. City Engineer /Dan Johnson: a) Went through the bids with council that were opened on Tuesday, March 8th and gave recommendation that they go with Spruce Valley as they were the lowest bid on the water sewer project b) Need to request addendum to loan from State for additional funds c) Motion by Feldman to accept the resolution of bids accepting Spruce Valleys bid subject to Health Departments approval second by Burton. Roll call vote Ayes, Dorion, Burton, Feldman, Burke, Stanhope and Wilmer .Nays none. Motion carries d) Let Council know that the application for lagoon expansion has been accepted and the City is on the list but low on the list.

4. Attorney: a) The special assessment committee needs to be set up.

5. Employee Report: a) Twamley will be here week of March 21st to clean ditches b) The new pump is here, all pumps have oil changed and are ready. c) Auditor let Council know she had called Mike Manstrom with Dougherty &Company and Scott Wenger with Arntson, Stewart, Wegner. 

6. Mayor Update:  a).The tree pile in South Pembina is being misused people are dumping more than just trees and brush down there. Put sign up their stating this is for trees and brush only also a notice will be put in paper to let public know the only things that should be dumped there are trees and brush nothing else.  b) Mayor will be meeting with the new owners of MCI on Wednesday, March 16th relating to flood issues they have never been through a flood c)Tom Nord was wondering if City would assist with the sandbags at the airport Council agreed that the City would help. d)  Mayor would like to appoint Greg Wilmer to Valley landfill committee as Council representative. He would replace Hetty Walker. Motion by Feldman second by Dorion to accept Mayors appointment of Greg Wilmer to the Valley Landfill Committee as the Council representative. Motion carries.

7.  Aud. /Admin. Update:  a) February financials reviewed and approved b) March bills and reviewed and approved. c) Tax Equalization meeting is set for April 1st at 6:00 abatement hearing set for the same date and time.

8.   Committee Reports:  a) Personnel Committee made recommendation to the Council to change the position of Public works superintendent from an hourly wage to salaried position of $45,000.00 a year and offer the public works assistant position to Greg Koropatnicki at a yearly salary of $32,000.00. Committee’s recommendation is the motion second by Feldman to accept the recommendation. All ayes no nays .Motion carries. Councilman Burton will be public works superintendent Ken Norby’s supervisor b) Michelle Helland let Council know someone was playing ball in Community center over the weekend and went in the ambulance shed area and scared the employee on call.

9. Issues-New & Outstanding


Motion by Burke to adjourn at 7:30p.m.


By: Mayor, Warren Hillukka  

Attested to: Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator