City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

August 21st Special Meeting Minutes

UnOfficial Minutes for August 21, 2023, Pembina City Council Special Meeting


City Council Special Meeting

Date: August 21st, 2023, at 6:00pm

Location: Professional Building

Present: Mayor Mike Fitzgerald, Jeff Watts, Connor Snitker, Renee Thomas, Ken Norby, Al Huttunen

Absent: Pat Burton

Guests: Sherri Carattini, Greg Koropatnicki, Tracy Foy, Brad Bail



Meeting called to order at 6:01 pm by Mayor Mike




  1. Bridgestone Signage – Snitker made a motion to amend his motion from July 2022, approving construction of a sign, contingent upon an easement letter from attorney Rob Fleming. Instead of the original 3’x4’ size, the amended size will now be 5’x10’ and the sign will be placed between the Welcome to Pembina Sign and the Pembina School Sign. Seconded by Thomas. All ayes present. Motion carries.
  2. Automated Water Meter Purchase Clarification – Mayor Fitzgerald stated he spoke to Pat Burton who made the initial motion at the last meeting. To clarify, the motion was to purchase the new water meters for residential properties whether or not we could get a loan. Brad Bail added that Widseth still intended to assist with the loan, and that a loan could be approved even after the purchase of the equipment from Ferguson. Huttunen made a motion to proceed with the purchase, seconded by Snitker. All ayes present. Motion carries
  3. Rec Board Baseball Field Fence Repair – Mayor Fitzgerald provided a quote from Dakota Fence for repairing the fence. The Rec Board would like to use the FEMA money received from last year’s flood damage to repair the fence. Motion to use the FEMA money to repair the fence as per the quote by Huttunen. Seconded by Thomas. All ayes present. Motion carries.

Adjournment – Motion to adjourn at 6:23 PM by Thomas.


By: Mayor, Mike Fitzgerald                                                                                  

Attested to: Sherri Carattini, City Auditor