City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of Oct. 3, 2005 Council Meeting

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

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

Others Present: Chris Benson, Dean Warner

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

D. Warner requested Twamley to clean mud off at lower end of ramp; city tractor has not been able to accomplish the job. Reported much use of landing by fishermen this year.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:10

1. Changes to agenda: survey, correspondence, boat landing, & café.

2. Motion by Feldman, second by Burke, to approve Sept. minutes (regular and special) as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: Cost to complete the required title opinions/warranty deed work for FEMA closeout would be in the $5,000-6,000 range. Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson, to have attorney follow up with Regional Council regarding this matter, as the city feels it has fulfilled their obligation. Motion carried unanimously.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of staff and auditor goals/priority lists. b) Deputy given OK to move into Professional Building.

5. Mayor’s Update: a) Professional Building purchase: abstract in hand; CSB will get title opinion and warranty deed set up with mortgage. b) Need more information to complete tax exemption request for Interstate Papers. c) Received survey from Eastern Dakota Housing Alliance. Senum agreed to complete. d) Sen. Conrad sent letter supporting new language for Pembilier Dam project.

e) Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to have Twamley clean boat landing when he does the other projects scheduled. Motion carried unanimously.

6. Auditor’s Report: a) Sept. collections/disbursements and general ledgers reviewed & approved. b) Budget to actual through Sept. reviewed. c) October bills to be paid approved. Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to amend Sept. 6 minutes to include the loan figure of $135,000 for the professional building purchase. Roll call vote: Voting aye were Senum, Thompson, Burke and Feldman. Absent and not voting: Burton and Dorion. Motion carried. d) Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to adopt the 2006 budget as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Committee Reports: a) Personnel – presented job description updates for Public Works department. Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson, to adopt these changes to the job descriptions. Motion carried unanimously. Preliminary discussion of pay scale. b) Growth –potential fund raiser for Community Center. c) Recreation – no meeting held.

8. Issues: Café – Auditor directed to speak to Austin re: sale or lease of Tastee Freez building. Others addressed above.

9. Motion to adjourn by Feldman at 10:40 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm