City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

Minutes of Oct. 6, 2003 City Council Meeting

Attendance: Council: Richard Senum, Beverly Burke, John Feldman, Larry Pelletier, Pat Burton, Mayor Warren Hillukka. Absent: Jeff Carpenter.

Present: City Attorney Neil Fleming, K. Johnson, Aud./Adm.

Others Present: Gary Helland, Dean Warner, Dan Johnson of WSN, Melanie Thornberg.

Public Hearing called to order 7:02 P.M. by Mayor Warren Hillukka

Pat Burton sworn in as newly appointed city council member.

Melanie Thornberg – Presented initiative for Heart of North American Nature Tourism Plan in conjunction with Great Plains Nature Trails, headed up by Ted Eubanks. This would develop driving trails throughout the Rendezvous Region and the Turtle Mountains. Motion by Burton, 2nd by Burke, to give $500.00 toward this tourism initiative. Motion carried, 100 % voting aye.

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Warren Hillukka

1. Changes made to agenda – Golf Course, ponding area/coulee.

2. Motion by Feldman, second by Burton, to approve September minutes with changes. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: a) Met with Sandy Simonson re: 1997 FEMA. Will help her to complete the paperwork required. b) Roy trailer –still working on title change.

4. Employee Report: a) Goals/priorities reviewed and amended. b) Ukrainian Church not an insurable interest. c) Gary’s request to travel for testing was approved.

5. Mayoral Update: a) Bond refunding proposals will be presented. A date for a special meeting was set. b) Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to accept the Darin Johnson exemption at 100 % for 5 years. Motion carried unanimously.

6. Aud./Admin. Update: a) September financials and October bills to be paid were approved. b) Motion by Senum, second by Burton, to approve auditor’s request for transfers. Motion carried unanimously. c) Motion by Burton, second by Senum, to hold Golf Course incentive money until better documentation is received. Motion carried unanimously. d) South Pembina taxes: will need further research into paying these down.

7. Committee Reports: a) Planning Zoning - Public hearing regarding Valley Crete to be held Oct. 9. b) Rec. Bd. - Reviewed budget and recommended new members (Lyla Senum, Michelle Helland & Brenda Masloski) at last meeting. Appointments as listed were recommended by Mayor. Motion by Feldman, second by Burke, to accept appointees as new members to the recreation board. Motion carried unanimously. c) Growth – gave $500.00 to Nature Tourism Initiative. Duane Sand commitment letter sent. Tourism brochure being worked on.

8. a) Dean Warner –suggested paving the bottom of the ponding area to reduce mosquitoes. And culvert below 3rd St. is eroding. City will contact Hazard Mitigation. b) Burton: Driver needed for ambulance. Gary was told he could not take call while on duty for city. Response from council: city business is city’s primary concern. Personnel Committee to work out with Ken & Gary. c) Burton verbally requested payment for 2002 mosquito spraying time.

9. Motion to adjourn at 9:45 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm