City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

October 2014 Minutes

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.

Official Minutes October 13th, 2014 City Council Meeting



Council Members Present; Mayor Kyle Dorion; Council – Allen Huttunen, Greg Wilmer, Ron Fritz and Dan Waldrop


Absent:– Greg Truax, Corie Koropatnicki and, PWS Gary Helland

City Employees Present: Auditor Nancy Thompson, PWS Gary Helland

City Attorney: Rob Fleming.

City Engineer:   Brad Bail Nate Dalager w/ HDR


  • Others Present:   Dave Harder w/ Up North builders( Levee project  contractor )
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  • Regular Meeting:  Called to order by Mayor Dorion at 6:00 p.m.


  1. Changes / Addition Made Agenda:      

      No changes / additions to agenda


  2.  Approval/ Changes August Minutes:

      Motion by Waldrop second by Fritz to approve the Sept 8th & Sept 29th minutes.Ayes by all present.


  1. Old Business:
  • Bret Corneliusen –Rob sent the letter to him but it was returned. Rob did receive a call from Bret stating he cleaned up  the outside of the house and the mold on the inside  Nancy will contact the city building inspector to go look at the house and see what was done inside the house. - Keep on old business
  • Coin operated Water Station- Still being worked on.– Take off  old business
  • Fed Ex Sewer hookup –Done. – Take off  old business
  • Spot Bar –City has purchased this property and will discuss at a later meeting what to do with it.-Keep on old business
  • Ernie Ruet D’auetuil – The garage located on his property on 3rd needs to be tore down and hauled out.- Keep on old business


  • Levee Council discussed with Nate Dalager the levee projectMotion by Wilmer second by Fritz to approve contractor’s application for payment estimate #3.   Ayes, Fritz, Wilmer and Waldrop Nays: none .Absent and not voting Truax, Koropatnicki and Huttunen. Motion carried. Waldrop moves to adopt the Resolution authorizing the issuance of establishing the Certificates of Indebtedness with Citizens State Bank –Midwest. Second by Fritz Roll call vote ayes Fritz, Waldrop & Wilmer. Nays none .Absent and not voting Truax, Koropatnicki & Huttunen. Motion carried.  Dave Harder w/ Up North builders gave an update on the levee project to the Council .He asked for an extension on the staining of the concert levee wall due to the weather. Motion by Fritz second by Waldrop to allow Up North Builders an extension date on the staining of the concert levee wall until June 15th, 2015. Ayes, Fritz, Wilmer and Waldrop Nays: none. Absent and not voting Truax, Koropatnicki and Huttunen. Motion carried.


  • 10 o’clock whistle: The Councilmembers present discussed this. They decided that the 10 o’clock whistle will stay as is: 


  • Engineer Report/Brad Bail:
  •  Discussed the water /sewer project with Council. Motion by Wilmer second by Waldrop to close out the water /sewer project with Spruce Valley and release the contractors bond. Ayes, Fritz, Wilmer and Waldrop Nays: none .Absent and not voting Truax, Koropatnicki and Huttunen. Motion carried.












5. Attorney Update:

Parcel Pick-up- Rob called the Attorney General’s office to see if the city can tax a services. They said you cannot tax a services or anything that the State doesn’t tax. So if the city is going to do anything on this then their down to charging a business license fee. Council discussed different options to make the fee fair. This was table till next month.  Mayor Dorion asked council to come up with ideas on this issue for next month’s meeting.


Councilmen Huttunen enters meeting @ 6:40 p.m.



6. Employees Report/Concerns –


  •    Misc items - Gary was gone but sent an email to Nancy to go over with the Council.


7. Update & Business: Mayor


8 Update & Business: City Auditor/ Nancy Thompson

  • Sept 2014 Financials - financials reviewed and approved.
  • Oct 2014 bills bills reviewed and approved


9. Committee Reports:

  • Personnel Committee -Discussed PW part –time position .Keep advertising in what’s free


11. Adjournment:

  Motion by Fritz to adjourn at 7:10 p.m.



             By:  ___________________________________

                  Mayor, Kyle Dorion





Attested to:  _________________________________  

                    Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator