City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of Nov. 7, 2005 Council Meeting

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

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

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

Others Present: Tom & Brenda Masloski, Ken Norby, Bret Crotty, Norm & Sharon Brandt, and George Christensen

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

· T. Masloski – Reported that even though Airborne Alley had a very successful summer, with 178 entries in their one event, it will fold.

· Golf Course Board – Clubhouse loan drains the coffers each year. Discussed options to assist golf course. A sales tax application will be completed.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:40

1. Changes to agenda: Airborne Alley, Community Center.

2. Motion by Feldman, second by Burton, to approve Oct. minutes as printed. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: Gaustad had spoken to Sandy Simonson of RRRC. City had paid over $6,100 in legal fees for buy-out project. Motion by Senum, second by Burton, to request information from Fleming, as he was paid to do the project. Motion carried unanimously.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of staff and auditor goals/priority lists. b) Staff are trying out a new curb stop detector which can differentiate between horizontal and vertical iron, at a price of $750. c) Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to purchase 3" chipper with trailer and hitch for $835. Motion carried unanimously. d) Swanberg should have all outdoor work completed this week; next will need an electrician on-site. e) Will scope sewer on 3rd St. by Sr. Citizen building, and jet two other blocks also. f) Council tabled Maguire Iron contract…inspection is still needed. g) Delinquency notice, account #177, shared with council. No reduction request was made and no further action taken.

5. Mayor’s Update: a) Professional Building purchase: Gaustad says addendum should be attached to both the mortgage and the promissory note. We are still waiting for title opinions to be finalized to sign the purchase agreement. b) Application for tax exemption for Interstate Papers was reviewed. Motion by Burton, second by Dorion, to approve an 80% exemption for the first year, with exemptions continuing at 60% the second year, 40% the third year, and 20% the fourth year. Motion carried unanimously.

6. Auditor’s Report: a) Oct. collections/disbursements and general ledgers reviewed & approved. b) Budget to actual through Oct. reviewed. c) November bills to be paid approved.

7. Committee Reports: a) Recreation – Santa Day will be Dec. 3. Discussed location for a Christmas tree decorated with lights from the Legion Auxiliary. Motion by Dorion, second by Burton, to move the recreation books to the city office and require two signatures on checks. Motion carried unanimously.

b) Personnel and Growth –no meetings held.

8. Issues: Community Center: Motion by Senum, second by Burke, to dedicate the remaining amount of Reserve II funds (after buy-out finalized) to the renovation project. Motion carried unanimously. A steering committee will be created.

9. Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:50 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm