City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of Dec. 10, 2007 City Council Meeting

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

Present: Ken Norby, Attorney Neil Fleming, Aud./Adm. Kathy Johnson, City Engineer D. Johnson

Others Present: Gordon Johnson, North Valley Rural Water System; Michael Manstrom, Daugherty & Co.

Public Hearing called to order at 7:03.

· G. Johnson – reviewed the new contract: 1. final overage on construction, 2. rate increase (first in 10 years), and 3. change to rate indexing.

· Manstrom – Bond issue sold today. Presented resolution to approve sale, which includes average interest of 4.7 over 20 years and can be paid off early by city without penalty.

Regular meeting called to order by Mayor Hillukka at 7:25.

1. Changes made to agenda - Add snow piles, paper, beer licenses, and kitchen at Community Center.

2. Motion by Burke, second by Stanhope to approve Nov. 12 minutes as printed. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: a) Motion by Feldman, second by Burke, to approve the resolution presented approving sale of the sales tax bond for community center (see attached). Voting aye: Burke, Feldman, Stanhope and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Absent and not voting: Burton and Dorion. Motion carries. b) Motion by Thompson, second by Stanhope to approve the new North Valley Rural Water contract as presented. Voting aye: Burke, Feldman, Stanhope and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Absent and not voting: Burton and Dorion. Motion carries. c) Employee drug policy – research needed for administrator.

4. Employee Report: a) Goals/priorities reviewed. b) Snow piles obstruct traffic in some areas—will need removal. c) Coin water service tabled. d) A reminder that if homeowners cover their curb stops with cement, it will be their cost to remove such as needed.

5. Mayoral Update: a) Community Center: a meeting will be set up to discuss kitchen alternatives. More cement is being poured, and plumbers due to come 12/11

6. Aud./Admin. Update: a) Nov. financials reviewed and approved. b) Dec. bills reviewed and approved.

c) Motion by Thompson, seconded by Feldman, to approve all beer license renewals now due if properly applied and paid by the deadline. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Committee Reports: a) Library – Motion by Feldman, seconded by Stanhope, to grant the library board $800 from sales tax in addition to the $500 from the Growth fund to cover expenses for the phone and replace the librarian’s computer. Motion carried unanimously.

b) Landfill –no meeting held.

c) Growth Committee – Still working on community education classes for Jan-Feb.

d) Rec. Bd. – Great turnout for Santa Day. Many thanks to Keller for his work on this.

8. New Issues – D. Johnson reported there is funding potentially available for a secondary wastewater treatment cell; currently loans at 2.5% plus .5% administrative fee.

9. Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:20 p.m.

By: Mayor Warren Hillukka

Attested to: Kathy Johnson, Auditor/Administrator