City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of Aug. 1, 2005 Council Meeting

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

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

Others Present: Ken Norby, Gary Helland, Gordon Johnson of NVRWS

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

· G. Johnson presented an update on the rural water connection activity: 1. The pipeline is done, pressure tested, disinfected, and tied in for manual operation. Dept. of Health testing should be complete soon. Operation can begin as soon as the test results come back. 2. Swanberg Construction will begin the automated operations building soon. 3. The project overrun is about $44,000. NVRWS will appeal to Garrison Water District for additional grant money to cover the 70% cost of this.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:15

1. Changes to agenda: street dance, Legion request, trees and lagoon

2. Motion by Senum, second by Dorion, to approve July 11 minutes as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: a) Due diligence work will begin on the Professional Building once the Ambulance Board approves the purchase agreement. b) MCI bond work finally complete.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of staff and auditor goals/priority lists. Lots of problems with yard waste bins. b) Motion by Burton, second by Dorion, to hire Ralph Twamley & Sons to clean ditches along the southern railroad bed, and to dig a new ditch at LaMoure St. Motion carried unanimously. c) Complaint about leaking lagoon should be verifiable. Engineer Johnson observed the field and feels the damage is similar to all surrounding inundated fields.

5. Mayor’s Update: a) Community Center feasibility study complete with nice results. Will need to review grant options/fund raising options. b) September meeting will be the 6th.

6. Auditor’s Report: a) July collections/disbursements and general ledgers reviewed & approved. b) Budget to actual through July reviewed. c) August bills to be paid approved. d) Sept. 15 will be first budget meeting.

7. Committee Reports: a) Forestry – is replacing trees in S. Pembina, and trees for museum were delivered. Will discuss with Neche Greenhouse for trees along Stutsman between 7th and 5th Streets. b) Growth –Frank Moll’s resignation was accepted. Need more bodies! c) Recreation – Motion by Burton, second by Thompson to approve requested closure of Beaupre Street beginning at 6 p.m. of Aug. 13 for street dance. Motion carried unanimously.

8. Issues: Motion by Burton, second by Senum to approve requested special liquor license for the Legion Rodeo weekend. Motion carried unanimously. Others addressed above.

9. Motion to adjourn by Thompson at 8:08 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm