City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

February 14, 2011

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.

Official  Meeting Minutes February 14, 2011 City Council Meeting



Attendance: Mayor Warren Hillukka Council Beverly Burke, Kyle Dorion, John Feldman, Debbie Stanhope, Greg Wilmer

Absent: Pat Burton

Present: Attorney Larry Dubois, Aud. /Adm. Nancy Thompson, PWS Ken Norby, City Engineer Dan Johnson

Others Present: Kevin Kern, Ron Monette, Greg Koropatnicki  

Public Portion:

Regular Meeting was called to order by Mayor Hillukka at 6:00 p.m.

2. Changes made to agenda:  Motion by Feldman second by Dorion to approve minutes from January 11th and 12th meeting .Motion carries.

3. City Engineer /Dan Johnson: a) Plans and specs for the Water, sewer project are done and sent to the Department of Health for review. Still looking at March for bid opening .The bidding will be done electronically. A separate project for a generator will be easier to do then to have it added to the water sewer project. City needs to develop a bond council before the public finance agency can release the funds .The funds have been authorized by the Public finance agency.

4. Attorney: Motion by Feldman second by Burke to adopt resolution Directing advertisement for bids for water and sewer improvement district NO.2010-1.Roll call vote Aye Dorion, Wilmer, Stanhope ,Feldman and Burke .Nay none. Absent and not voting Burton.

5. Employee Report: a) Kevin Kern here for fire department per Council request to discuss liability. b) Quotes were brought in for 6 inch pump from Acme and H20 and price for new snow blower was also brought in .After discussion on both items council decided to purchase the 6inch pump from Acme and the snow blower .Motion by Feldman second by Dorion to take loan of $30,000 from CSB for the purchase of 6inch pump and snow blower. Roll call vote Ayes; Dorion, Stanhope, Feldman, Burke nays; Wilmer .Absent and not voting Burton. Discussion on Spot Bar liquor license item is tabled until next meeting.

6. Mayor Update:  a).Valley land fill looking at purchasing new garbage truck and compactor email was forwarded to the Council with the prices. Wilmer is going down to Drayton to meet with a few members from Valley landfill and go over what the best truck and compacter is for the price b) Nate with HDR gave Mayor update on levee recertification project .c) Start looking at flood preparations for spring flooding .Declaration of emergency declared and signed . Flood meeting is set for Tuesday, February 22nd at 4:30 at Professional building d) Motion by Dorion Second by Stanhope to accept first reading of flood plain ordinance Motion carries.

7.  Aud. /Admin. Update:  a) January financials reviewed and approved. End of year financials reviewed and approved b) February bills and transfers reviewed and approved.

8.   Committee Reports:  a) Library board had quick meeting as Vance Nelson has put in his notice of resignation.  Until a new Librarian can be hired Karen Masloski, Lyndi Neeham and Judy Skinner will fill in.  Applications for Librarian will be sent to City office.

9. Issues-New & Outstanding: Public works assistant. Motion by Feldman second by Wilmer to put add in paper for Public works assistant position. Deadline for application will be 4:00 on February 28th, 2011 .Personal committee will meet at 5:30 that day to go over applications.


Motion by Burke to adjourn at 8:10p.m.


By:  Mayor, Warren Hillukka  


Attested to:  Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator