City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

Minutes of October 4, 2004 Council Meeting

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

Present: K. Johnson, Aud./Adm.; Attorney Daniel Gaustad, Pearson & Christensen

Others Present: Dan Johnson of WSN, Gary Helland, George Christensen, Norman Brandt, and Karen Johnson

Public Hearing called to order at 7:05 by Mayor Hillukka.

· Golf Course Board’s request for financial help was tabled until after the Nov. election.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:05

1. Changes to agenda – none.

2. Motion by Thompson, second by Senum, to approve September minutes as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: a) MCI grant and conveyance nearly complete. b) Gaustad is looking for "title opinions" needed before affidavit of possession can be drawn up to satisfy FEMA. c) Gaustad will draft an ordinance to create a special fund to be used exclusively for mosquito control.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of staff and auditor goals/priority lists. Public meeting about water service set for Thursday, Oct. 21 at the School, 7 p.m., pending permission.

5. Mayor’s Update: a) Auditor directed to research both reserve accounts, and possibility of paying off S. Pembina buy-out taxes. b) After speaking with a majority of council members, the city did purchase a utility pickup from Otter Tail Power Co. for $3,500.

6. Auditor’s Report: a) September financials and bills to be paid reviewed & approved. b) Budget items reviewed. Motion by Thompson, second by Senum, to reconsider the vote of Sept. 20 regarding finalization of the 2005 budget. Motion carried. c) Motion by Senum, seconded by Thompson, to adopt the changes to the 2005 budget (general, sales tax, M&R, and Res. I) as proposed. Voting aye: Burke, Senum, and Thompson. Absent and not voting: Feldman, Dorion, and Burton. Motion carried.

7. Committee Reports: a) Recreation – will have Twamley work to level skating rink area.

b) Growth – Motel meeting to be held. c) Valley Landfill met in Sept. Will request minutes of meeting. Signs for recycling dumpsters discussed.

9. Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:55 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm