City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Pembina City Council Minutes - May 2, 2005

Minutes of May 2, 2005 Council Meeting

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

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

Others Present: Ken Norby

Public hearing called to order at 7 p.m., by Mayor Hillukka.

· Dan Johnson reported that bids will be let for the water service project on May 24, 2005. He will review the specs prior to that date.

· Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson, to approve the gaming site applications for the Friends of Neche Fire Dept. and the Drayton Curling Club. Motion carried unanimously.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:10

1. Changes to agenda: CD, speed, pledge of securities

2. Motion by Thompson, second by Burke, to approve April minutes as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: Anticipates FEMA paperwork will be finished by the end of the month. Recommended use of Waiver of Liability for Recreation Board activities.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of staff and auditor goals/priority lists. b) Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson, to approve the two candidates who applied for summer mowing positions, Michael Norby and Larissa Hillukka. Motion carried unanimously. c) Water/sewer committee will meet to investigate meter options. d) Note: city equipment usage must be approved by Ken. e) Lagoon is ready to be drained. Sample must be taken to Grand Forks for testing.

5. Mayor’s Update: a) Two bids were received for mosquito spraying. Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to accept the Red River Repair bid providing that they 1. spray for all the ball tournament dates in June (preferably the morning of the games), 2. spray the evening of June 17 for the big motocross event, and 3. be available all weekend for the rodeo. If the sprayer is used in St. Vincent, a charge to be determined will be assessed. Motion carried unanimously.

b) Mayor recapped the last community center feasibility study meeting. c) Council approved meeting with Julius Wangler of RRRC at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 6, and with Erik Volk of NDRWSA on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

6. Auditor’s Report: a) April collections/disbursements and general ledgers reviewed & approved. b) Budget to actual through April reviewed. c) May bills to be paid approved. d) Motion by Senum, second by Thompson, to approve the pledge of securities provided by Citizen State Bank. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Committee Reports: a) Personnel – will meet to set a pay scale. b) Water/Sewer/Street Committee to meet re: meter replacement. c) Growth –Authorized 2 folding signs for the Farmers’ and Flea Market, up to $200.00. d) Recreation – met at Depot to set summer program.

8. Issues: Complaints of speeding discussed.

9. Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:25 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm