City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

July 2013 Minutes

 City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.

                                        Official Minutes July 8, 2013 City Council Meeting


Attendance Council meeting:Mayor Warren Hillukka Council, Bev Burke, John Feldman, Greg Wilmer, Dan Waldrop and Greg Truax.

Present: Aud. /Adm. Nancy Thompson and Public works Ken Norby, City Engineer Brad Bail, Attorney Rob Fleming

Absent: Debbie Stanhope

 Others Present: Greg& Corie Koropatnicki

Public Portion:

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

2. Changes made to agenda: Motion by Waldrop second by Feldman to accept changes to agenda. All present ayes. Motion carries. Motion by Feldman second by Truax to approve June 10th minutes with changes. Ayes Feldman, Burke, Waldrop and Truax Nays: None. Motion carried.

3. Old Business: a) Council discussed the agreement with Red River repair from 2011to review in 2 years the approach they put in on Cavalier Street and the sidewalk in front of the approach. The sidewalk there is starting to break up and Council wants this repaired and would like to see them put in an approach like the Corner Parcels. Auditor will talk to them or send a letter on this.  b) Approach at Gas Trak was discussed. Gas Trak had received two bids for the approach to be fixed the bids were reviewed by Council. Motion by Burke second by Feldman to go with Border town Construction Inc, bid to fix the entrance approach at Gas Trak and their bid for angle extensions to the approach the cost of this project will be split 50 /50 between the City of Pembina and Gas Trak. Roll call vote ayes Feldman, Truax, and Burke. Nays none. Absent and not voting Stanhope and Wilmer. Abstains Waldrop.  Motion carries. c) The CORP ran out of time when they were up in June to look at the Coulee by Brenda Swynarchuck. The CORP will be back July 9th for the Border Station and will look at it then. d) The sale of the City property that was advertised received one bid for this. Councilman Wilmer enters meeting at 6:20 pm. Motion by Waldrop Second by Truax to accept the bid from Jon Sobering on the sale of City property lots 9-13, Block 49  contingent on the ongoing  accruing special assessments. (see attachment ) Roll call vote ayes Feldman, Truax, Waldrop and Burke. Nays none. Absent and not voting Stanhope. Abstains Wilmer.  Motion carries. e) Mayor would like the culvert by Mike warehouse and parcel service looked at more thoroughly before it’s jetted to see if it comes out anywhere.

 4. City Engineer: Dan Johnson has retired and Brad Bail has taken his place as our City Engineer   a) Update on water/ sewer project. Brad wants to come up next week sometime to meet with Ken and Nancy to go over the water sewer project. Ken and Brad will identify the City streets and alleys that still have areas that need to be fixed. b) Brad went over list that was left by Dan of possible future City projects .c) The sewer line on Tom Masloski commercial property needs to be scooped before the year warranty is up with Spruce on it .

5. Attorney: a) Ernie Ruet D’Auteuil had until July 1st 2013 on his properties. The City can now demolition his properties and assess it back onto his taxes. Notice to appear at next month’s meeting will be sent to Brett Corneliusen. This allows him a chance to talk with the Council about his homes before the demolition order is done

 b) Motionby Feldman Second by Waldrop to accept the first reading to amend Chapter 1 Article7 section 1.07.01 the Revised Ordinance to follow state law(see attachment). Roll call vote ayes, Burke, Wilmer, Truax, Waldrop and Feldman. Nays: None. Absent and not voting Stanhope. Motion carries d) Attorney updated Council on the status of MCI vacation of streets and alleys from 1962. Attorney will keep researching this further. c) Motion by Wilmer second by Waldrop to accept the first reading of the Garbage Ordinance section 10.03-13(see attachment). Roll call vote ayes Waldrop, Truax, Feldman, Wilmer and Burke. Nays none. Absent and not voting Stanhope. Motion carries. d) Feldman moved to adopt the Resolution confirming increase in Assessments for the Pembina Water and Sewer Project District 2010-01Wilmer seconds the resolution. Roll call vote ayes Waldrop, Truax, Feldman, Wilmer and Burke. Nays none. Absent and not voting Stanhope. Motion carries.

6. Employee Report: a) Ken is to get estimate from Border Town Constructions for fixing the street in front of Hetty Walkers and by the Methodist Church. b) Ken had Kyle Twamley look at the water drainage problem for Joel Burke. c) A new shower and water heat were put in at the shower house in S. PE. d) Loader leas is up in October and if the City is going to get a new one it has to be ordered by August so it here by October. Motion by Wilmer Second by Feldman to go with the 2014 John Deere 544k loader option 2 from RDO (see attachment)

 7. Mayor Update: a) Update on Levee.b) Mayor let Council know there is a retirement party for Julius Wangler.

  1. Aud. /Admin. Update:  a) June financials reviewed and approved b) July bills reviewed and approved.  c)  Auditor let Council that one of the central air units at the profession building needs to be replaced. Council would like a few price quotes on this.  d) The 4th July committee is looking for donation for next year festival. The City will donate they just want to see some expense numbers before they do. Auditor will get this information for August meeting.


9. Committee Reports:

10. New Business:



Motion by Burke to adjourn at 7:55 p.m.




                                                By: ___________________________________

                                                          Mayor, Warren Hillukka  




Attested to:  _________________________________         


                  Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator