City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of June 11, 2007 City Council Meeting


Attendance:  Mayor Warren Hillukka Council:  Beverly Burke, Nancy Thompson, Kyle Dorion, John Feldman, Debbie Stanhope Absent:  Richard Senum

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

Others Present:  Loren Gendreau


Public Hearing called to order at 7:00 p.m., by Mayor Hillukka.  There being no one to appear, the

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:01.


1.  Changes made to agenda – Add representative for Ambulance board, Liquor Licenses, Billing Software, & Building & Zoning Committee.


2.  Motion by Feldman, second by Dorion to approve May14 minutes as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.


3.  City Attorney Update:  a) Golf course – will follow up with Wike re: bond.   b) GSA contract:  five items identified for clarification.


4.  Employee Report:  a) L. Gendreau appeared to request clarification of duties/pay.  Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson to hire Jason Margerum if Gendreau refuses terms.  Motion carried unanimously.  b) Goals/priorities reviewed.  Ford tractor needs PTO repaired.  c)  Mosquito control materials will be ordered for Helland, and spraying will be done on regular hours as possible.


5.  Mayoral Update:  a) Community Center – USDA loan application has been submitted to state.  b) Mayor appointed Kyle Dorion to Ambulance board, replacing Senum.  Council approved unanimously. 


6.  Aud./Admin. Update:  a) May financials reviewed and approved.  b) June bills reviewed and approved. Approval granted to pay plumbing work as completed if under $500.  c)  Budget to Actual reviewed.  d) MCI loan tabled pending further information.  e) Motion by Dorion, second by Stanhope, to approve liquor license renewals which are paid by the date due.  Motion carried unanimously.  f) Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson, to purchase Banyon utility billing, payroll and general ledger software at the sale price, utilizing Reserve I funds.  Motion carried unanimously.  g)  Liquivision proposal tabled pending review of last tower cleaning. 


7.  Committee Reports:   a) Building/Zoning – Public hearing held with no objections noted.  Recommended approval to permit construction 6 feet closer to street right of way than other units currently on the same side of the street.  So motioned by Stanhope, second by Thompson.  Motion carried unanimously.


8.  New Issues – none


9.  Motion to adjourn by Burke at 8:55 p.m.  



            By:  Mayor Warren Hillukka


Attested to:  Kathy Johnson, Auditor/Administrator