City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

January 2018 Minutes

Official Minutes for January 8th, 2018 Pembina City Council Meeting

Council Members Present: Mayor Kyle Dorion, President Ron Fritz, VP Allen Huttunen, Cody Carpenter, Corie Koropatnicki


Absent:  Melissa Hilliard, Connor Snitker


City Employees Present:   Lisa Plante, Auditor/Administrator, Gary Helland/Public Works Superintendent


City Attorney Present:  Rob Fleming

City Engineer Present:  Brad Bail


Others present:  Phil Hall, Blaine Eisenbeis, Crystal Volk


Public Portion

Crystal here regarding city council, Growth Committee, grants and new businesses. 


Meeting called to order by Mayor Dorion at 6:03 p.m.


Changes to Agenda


Add Designation of Depositories of Public Funds under auditor and daycare update under Committee reports.  Motion by Fritz, second by Huttunen to approve the changes to the agenda.  Ayes all present.  Motion carries.


Motionby Carpenter, second Fritz by to approve December’s minutes; Ayes all present. Motion carries.


Old Business

  • Levee-Tabled. Nate will be attending February meeting to update council.


  • Bret Corneliusen –Tabled.


  • Ernie D’auetuil – Tabled.


  • Spot Bar- Tabled.


Engineer Report/Brad Bail –Plans & specs were presented.  Council asked Brad to put together what additional cost would be if added reinforcement.  Will have special meeting on Thursday, January 11th at 5 p.m. to review and vote.


Attorney Update / Rob Fleming- Snow removal contract is ready to sign.


Employee Report/Concerns-

  • NDRW – Gary will be attending in February


  • Shelving for PCC- Kyle said it is in the works


Update & Business:  Mayor – nothing at this time


Update & Business:  City Auditor

  • The December financials and January bills were reviewed and approved.   


  • Designation of Depositories of Public Funds- Motion by Carpenter second by Fritz to designate Citizens State Bank –Midwest as the depository bank for City public fundsRoll call vote:  Ayes: Carpenter,  Fritz, Koropatnicki, and Huttunen.  Absent and not voting:  Hilliard and Snitker.  Motion carries.


  • E-Pay update- Just received more paperwork that they need filled out to proceed.  Still on hold. 


  • Stutsman project- The signage portion of the project is set to go this summer.  The 2nd portion that Lisa applied for NDDOT had some questions and information they wanted to make us aware of with federal funding.  Lisa has Brad checking into this.


Committee Reports:


  • Daycare- Growth is currently advertising.  It is posted in Team ND which goes out to all the ND Universities that covers Early Childhood Education graduates.  Meeting this week to come up with more ideas for advertising.  In the minutes Rob is just pointing out what the possibilities are but the committee has no intention of allowing it to close. 


New Business:


Motion to adjourn by Fritz at 6:37 p.m.



               By:  ________________________________

                       Mayor, Kyle Dorion



Attested to:  ________________________________

                        Lisa Plante, Auditor/Administrator