City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

May 9th, 2011 meeting

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.

Official Minutes May 9th, 2011 City Council Meeting


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

Present: Attorney Neil Fleming, Aud. /Adm. Nancy Thompson, City Engineer Dan Johnson

Absent: Kyle Dorion

Others Present: Brian Erovik

Public Portion: Brian Erovik (Pembina county Sheriff) wanted to let City Council know that there is a cop grant available. The cop has to be employed for 4 years in which 3 years of wages are covered under this grant the other year needs to be paid by the employer. If the City was interested in this and be willing to pay a portion of the fourth years wage the cop would live in Pembina and a set amount of hours would be allotted for Pembina.

Regular Meeting was called to order by Mayor Hillukka at 6:15 p.m.

2. Changes made to agenda:  Motion by Stanhope second by Burke to accept changes to agenda. Motion carries. Motion by Wilmer second by Feldman to approve April 11th minutes with changes. Motion carries.

3. City Engineer /Dan Johnson:  a) Spruce Valley is looking to start around the 16th of May.  b) There will be weekly meetings between the contractor and Widseth Smith& Nolting job supervisor.

4. Attorney: a) Motion by Feldman second by Wilmer to adopt resolution Employing Bond Counsel. Roll call vote ayes Feldman, Burton, Wilmer, Stanhope Burke. Nays none. Absent and not voting Dorion

b) Motion by Burton second by Wilmer to adopt financing Resolution for city infrastructure projects. Roll call vote ayes Feldman, Burton, Wilmer, Stanhope, Burke. Nays none .Absent and not voting Dorion. All ayes.  Motion carries. c) Council was inquiring about condemning of unoccupied homes or buildings. Attorney informed Council the first step is to appoint building inspector. The one from Cavalier is out of Grand forks. Nancy will call Cavaliers City auditor for name and number. d) Discussion was had on unregistered vehicles. c) Need to find out how much water was lost during UPS water break and bill accordingly.

5. Employee Report: a) Motion by Feldman second by Burton to renew Friends of Neche fire dept gaming permit. Motion carries. b) Public works overtime was discussed and it was decided since Pat is Public works supervisor he will approve what is necessary overtime and what isn’t. This item will be

 revisited in six months to see how it’s going. c)  Janitor for professional building has quit .Put ad in paper and around town for job. d) Lisa will go get flowers for the City.

6. Mayor Update: a) Nate Dalager with HDR was here to look at a few things with Ken on dike .Also had letter ready for Warren to sign and send to the CORP letting them know that the City is ok with levee project .Nate called the State Water Commission for City inquiring on our reimbursable funds from them.

It was an over sight on their part and payment will be sent to the City b) MCI is wondering about natural gas they are going to be having buses that use natural gas and would like to have it. There might be grants out there for this. City engineer (Dan) will see what’s out there for grants on natural gas.

7.  Aud. /Admin. Update:  a) April financials reviewed and approved b) May bills and reviewed and approved.

8.   Committee Reports:  a) John Feldman, on behalf of the Zoning Committee, made the following Motion Red River building permit be approved with the following conditions in accordance with the attached diagram and following stipulations

·         30 minute truck parking

·         No overnight parking

·         Red River to put in own approach at their expense and so that it will not impede drainage.

·         Red River must construct sidewalk to uphold semi traffic.

·         No vehicle parking between 6am-6pm, Monday - Friday

·         This will be on a 2 year trial (June 2013) after 2 year item will be reviewed. 

Second by Burton. Roll call vote Ayes Burke, Stanhope, Burton, Feldman. Nays Wilmer absent and not voting Dorion. Motion carries b) Attorney will look at parking ordinance and draw up paper work to add sunset clause to parking ordinance. c) Will wait on any summer help to see how things work.

9. Issues-New & Outstanding: a) Motion by Stanhope second by Burton for City to enter in to negotiations with Pembina County Sheriff department in order to proceed with police grant. Motion carries b) Auditor will budget 7,000 a year to help cover fourth year of cop wage for City portion.


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


By:   Mayor, Warren Hillukka  


Attested to:   Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator