City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

November 9, 2009

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.

Official Minutes


November 9, 2009 City Council Meeting


Attendance: Mayor Hillukka Council: Debbie Stanhope, Greg Wilmer, Beverly Burke, Deputy Auditor Lisa Plante

Absent: John Feldman, Kyle Dorion, Pat Burton, Aud./Adm. Nancy Thompson, PWS Ken Norby, PW Asst Tom Masloski

Present: City Engineer Dan Johnson & Attorney Neil Fleming

Others Present: Nathan Symington, Reggie Symington




Nathan and Reggie here to discuss city owned property adjacent to property he just purchased from Scott Hughes.  Neil Fleming will check on legalities.  Nathan will ask Ken Norby about pipes running from lift station.


Regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Hillukka at 6:15 p.m.


1.  Changes made to agenda:  add to Mayor- Veteran’s issue, PAL issue, RRBC meeting and Commissioners meeting; add to New and Outstanding-leash law;  add under Committees-skating rink.  Motion by Stanhope, second by Wilmer to accept changes to agenda.  Motion carries.


2.  Motion by Wilmer, second by Burke to accept October minutes with change to 3c to read “elevations” instead of “pictures”.   Motion carries.


3.  Engineer Report/Dan Johnson:  a)  finished up elevations at lagoon dike  b) surveyors took elevations at Charbonneau’s-some high points in front of culvert that can be spaded  d) have left messages for Spruce Valley again regarding meter vault with no return call  e) effective 2012 there will be new requirements for reflectivity for street signs


4.  City Attorney Update:  a) Ukranian Church  cannot exercise eminent domain


5.  Employee Report:  a) Goals/priorities reviewed b) Motion by Burke 2nd by Stanhope to hire Harold Rotunda again for audits.  Motion carries.  c)  Look in office for meter installation waiver and we will be having them signed prior to installing  d) open the PCC for walking during the week but must be specific hours-do not want it left open unattended


6.  Mayoral Update:   a) Mayor appointed Shannon Cosley to the Pembina Recreation Board open seat  b) PAL letter-has only received verification of receipt from Dorgans assistant  c)RRBC meeting on Nov 16th- the more showing we can get the better  d) Commissioners meeting-voiced how we felt about service received from Pembina County Sherriffs


7.  Aud./Admin. Update:  a) October financials reviewed and approved.  b) November bills reviewed and approved.  c) Motion by Stanhope 2nd by Wilmer to install coin operated washer and dryer in professional building for tenants use in back room.  Motion carries.  d) Have Kalka present a drawing with specs on cold storage building plans  e)  Motion by Wilmer 2nd by Stanhope to have city office closed on the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Day as unpaid days off.  Motion carries.


8.  Committee Reports:   a) Lisa updated on skating rink


9.  Issues-New & Outstanding    leash law discussed-  put article in paper reminding residents about the leash law


10.  Motion to adjourn by Burke at 7:50 p.m.                


By:   Mayor Warren Hillukka                             


Attested to:   Lisa Plante, Deputy Auditor