City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of April 3, 2006 Council Meeting

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

Present: Kathy Johnson, Auditor/Admin., Attorney Daniel Gaustad.

Others present: none.

Public Hearing called to order at 7:00 p.m., by Mayor Hillukka.

· Downtown parking: Council suggested Mr. Waldrop request to M. DeLaquie (port supervisor) to have their employees park on the east side of Cavalier St. Discussion of time limits for parking brought up enforcement, which would be difficult.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:05

1. Changes to agenda: flood and water drainage issues.

2. Motion by Feldman, second by Burton, to approve March minutes as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: a. Letter of undertaking – tabled for a special meeting.

b. Buy-out status – 5 opinions left to be done. Project should be complete by April 7.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of staff and auditor goals/priority lists. b) Ken reported on the flood outlook. A temporary steamer was set up as the one we ordered would not be delivered in time. The Rec. Board trailer needs to be moved. Could use more pumps, especially a 6 inch. USCOE will come to inspect dikes – Ken needs a copy of the survey WSN did in 2002.

5. Mayor’s Update: a. The Community Center steering committee will have their kick-off banquet April 20. b. Motion by Feldman, second by Dorion, to adopt the flood emergency declaration by Mayor Hillukka. Motion carried unanimously.

6. Auditor’s Report: a) March collections/disbursements and general ledgers reviewed & approved. b) April bills to be paid approved. c) Budget to actual comparison was reviewed. d) Motion by Feldman, second by Burton to accept the change in Pledge of Securities submitted by Citizen State Bank Midwest. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Committee Reports: a) Growth –Reviewed recommendation of Clearview inspection. Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to take action on rental property by June 1st, and to have the city attorney start eviction if needed. Motion carried unanimously.

b) Building/Zoning – 1. Public hearing held re: Griffith variance & recommended approval. Motion by Burton, second by Dorion, to accept the Building/Zoning recommendations to approve the variance for Griffiths. Motion carried unanimously.  2. Block 52 sale subdivision needs to follow the process. Because city staff missed this earlier, the city will cover publication fees.

c) Recreation Board – did not meet, but considering a catfish league.

d) Personnel Committee – completed employee reviews (one still to be scheduled). Recommend increases of $.30/hour for office assistant, $.25/hr for janitor, 3% for public works employees and auditor/administrator. Motion by Senum, second by Feldman to accept this proposal. Motion carried unanimously.

8. No other issues discussed

9. Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:15 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, Auditor/Administrator