City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

Minutes of August 2, 2004 Council Meeting

Attendance: Council: Richard Senum, Beverly Burke, Nancy Thompson, Kyle Dorion, Pat Burton, Mayor Warren Hillukka. Absent: John Feldman

Present: K. Johnson, Aud./Adm.; Attorney Daniel Gaustad, Pearson & Christensen

Others Present: Lisa Penn, Greg Wilmer, Tom Hanson of WFW, Todd Nordine, Joe Bouvette, Larry Wilwant, Gordon Johnson, Ken Norby, Gary Helland, and Dan Johnson, WSN

Public Hearing called to order at 7:05 by Mayor Hillukka.

· Penn - requested stop signs be placed along 5th St. to control traffic. Street Committee had met Sunday, Aug. 1, and will review this request later in the meeting.

· Wilwant – Committee from Pembina River Basin Board is coming to Pembina for a tour of the area Aug. 4. Wilwant will guide this tour in response to the letter of objection sent by city.

· Long Term Water Study – Hanson reported all requested information came in. Contracts will need to be reviewed. Gaustad reported the contract becomes the ordinance, which is then voted upon. Contracts will be sent to Gaustad for review by Aug. 13, and an Aug. 23, 7 p.m., special meeting was set for Council to choose a contract. A public forum was also set for Aug. 18 for residents to learn more about the issue.

· Wilmer- Requested fill for ditch along railroad property, as the ditch is lower than the culvert and does not drain. Norby to address this with engineer’s assistance if necessary. Helland suggested whole railroad ditch be looked at.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:45 P.M.

1. Changes to agenda – street signs and potential bond payoff.

2. Motion by Burton, second by Thompson, to approve July 12 minutes as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: a) Title insurance company is now correcting the indenture of trust for MCI. Documents will be drawn up once this correction is made. b) Not much response from FEMA re: South Pembina properties. Gaustad will send letter.

4. Employee Report: a) Goals/priority lists reviewed. Repair of tipped mower will be approximately $5,000. Auditor to review deductible amount. b) Membership to Lake Agassiz Water Authority tabled. c) Norby given permission to blade/fill private drive at his discretion. d) Norby suggested deadheading the water line toward bridge from S. Pembina, replacing curb stop by hydrant along N. Beaupre St. Motion by Burton, second by Dorion, to accept repair plan. Motion carried, 100% voting aye. e) Motion by Dorion, second by Senum, to send Ken to the water seminar in Grafton in September. Motion carried, 100% voting aye.

5. Mayor’s Report: a) No action taken on liquor license for Ammex Tax and Duty Free Shops West, Inc., as premises is not in their possession. b) Motion by Burton, second by Burke, to approve Larry Johnson application for exemption for new building. Motion carried, 100% voting aye.

6. Aud./Adm. Update: a) July collections/disbursements, general ledger, transfers, and budget ratio reviewed and approved. b) Aug. bills presented and approved. c) Two items for 2005 budget presented. d) Farmers’ Markets have had good attendance. e) 95-3 Bond payments reviewed. No funds available now for pre-payment.

7. Committee Reports: a) Building & Zoning - Motion by Burton, second by Dorion, to accept closure of Ramsey Street and alleys as recommended by committee. Motion carried, 100% voting aye. Motion by Senum, second by Burton, to allow Gooselaw family to temporarily close a portion of North 2nd St. between their driveway and Jerome St. for the duration of the auction proceedings. Motion carried, 100% voting aye.

b) Streets – – Reviewed recommendations of Aug. 1 meeting. (see attached) Dorion recommended change to North/South stop signs at corner of 5th and Hancock. Motion by Dorion, second by Thompson to accept the proposal as amended. Motion carried, 100% voting aye. Note: street signs at corner of 3rd and Renville need replacement.

c) Recreation Board – passed out schedule of Buffalo Days events. Thanked volunteers who moved the horseshoe pits.

d) Recreation Board – finished summer ball programs & working on events for Rodeo weekend. Will meet July 19th at 7 p.m. Plans to set up the street dance Aug. 14 in S. Pembina discussed.

8. (addressed above)

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

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm