City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of Aug. 13, 2007 City Council Meeting

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.


Attendance:  Mayor Warren Hillukka Council:  Beverly Burke, Kyle Dorion, John Feldman, Nancy Thompson, Debbie Stanhope Absent:  none

Present: Ken Norby, Engineer Dan Johnson, Attorney Neil Fleming, Aud./Adm. Kathy Johnson

Others Present:  Brian Erovick, Chris Benson, Scott Kraft


Public Hearing Called to order at 7:01 by Mayor Hillukka. 

  • Sheriff Erovick: An officer’s report will be filed in the Pembina office monthly.  Dumpster dropping or suspected drug activity can be reported to the sheriff’s office by any party.


Regular meeting called to order @ 7:25. 

1.  Changes made to agenda – Add appointment.


2.  Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson to approve July regular and special minutes as printed. Motion carried unanimously.


3.  City Attorney Update:  a) Dike lawsuit still progressing.  b)  Still need a correction on GSA Contract. 


4.  Employee Report:  a) Goals/priorities reviewed.  b) Water break noted @ 3rd & Stutsman; Twamley contacted.  c) Motion by Feldman, second by Stanhope to enter into contract with McGuire Iron for cleaning of city water tower.  Motion carried unanimously.  d) Budget items tabled. 


5.  Mayoral Update:  a) Community Center – USDA loan funds were not guaranteed to be available when needed, so application dropped.  Project will be re-bid Sept. 11 @ 2p.m.  b) Sept. Council meeting set for Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., to follow the bidding.  c) Corrections made to Utility Billing policy.  Motion by Dorion to accept the resolution and policy as corrected, second by Thompson. Voting aye:  Stanhope, Dorion, Thompson, Burke and Feldman.  Nay votes:  none.  Motion carried. d) Motion by Feldman, second by Dorion, to accept appointment of Pat Burton to fill R. Senum’s council vacancy.  Motion carried unanimously.  

6.  Aud./Admin. Update:  a) July financials reviewed and approved.  b) Aug. bills reviewed and approved. c)  Proposed letter to customers approved.  d)  Budget review tabled.  e) Motion by Dorion, second by Burke, to pay the 2006 payment to JDA for MCI loan. Motion carried unanimously. 


7.  Committee Reports:   a) Recreation – money from Rodeo weekend was a profit, can be used at another time. 

b) Landfill - tabled.

c) Growth Committee – Motion by Dorion, second by Thompson, to support the Growth Committee’s recommendation to support the Friday Night Lights program at the school, $500 per year for 5 years.  Feldman abstains, motion carried. 


8.  New Issues – none


9.  Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:40 p.m.                     




                                    By:  Mayor Warren Hillukka


Attested to: Kathy Johnson, Auditor/Administrator