City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

September 2013 Minutes

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

152 W. Rolette St.

                                        Official Minutes September 9th, 2013 City Council Meeting

                                                                          Preliminary Budget


Attendance Council meeting:Council PresidentJohn Feldman (acting Mayor) Council, Bev Burke, Debbie Stanhope, Greg Wilmer, Dan Waldrop and Greg Truax.

Present: Aud. /Adm. Nancy Thompson and Public works Ken Norby, City Engineer Brad Bail, Attorney Rob Fleming


 Others Present: Greg& Corie Koropatnicki, Nancy Feldman, Tom & Brenda Masloski and Charlie Hart.

Public Portion Tom Masloski was here about his sewer line at his commercial property and his parking lot. Charlie Hart was here for the Historical Society and gave update on how things are going with it.

Regular Meeting: Was called to order by (acting Mayor) Feldman at 6:22 p.m.

2. Changes made to agenda: Motion by Wilmer second by Waldrop to accept changes to agenda. All present ayes. Motion carries. Motion by Stanhope second by Waldrop to approve August   9th minutes with changes. Ayes Burke, Stanhope Wilmer, Waldrop and Truax Nays: None. Motion carried.

3. Old Business: a) Ken talked to Dana Werner with CORP about the Coulee by Brenda Swynarchuck and he hadn’t received any information on this yet.  b) Council discussed Liquor & Beer license fees item tabled until next month’s meeting. c) Council discussed Ernie Ruet D’Auteuil and his properties. Twamley will be called tomorrow about demolishing Ernie Ruet D’Auteuil house on Rolette and the garage on 3rd. d) Ken is going to have J&R camera the culvert by Mike’s warehouse and parcel service.

 4. City Engineer: a) Update on water/ sewer project. Council discussed getting a different contractor in to finish up the project and fix the sewer line at Tom Masloski commercial property. Brad would like to set up a meeting with the City and Spruce to try and get things resolved and wrap this project up. Motion by Burke second by Waldrop that we offer to Spruce Valley as a settlement that we the city of Pembina will perform all remaining work on the punch list at the city of Pembina expense with the exception of the concert and that Spruce Valley will sign the CDBG document for Kathy Lunde.  Roll call vote ayes Stanhope, Wilmer, Truax, Waldrop, and Burke. Nays: None .Motion carried.

5. Attorney: a) Attorney will draft a resolution for MCI vacation of streets and alleys from 1962 for next’s month meeting. b) Attorney discussed with Council the resignation of Mayor Hillukka and the way the law reads on filling this seat.

6. Employee Report: a) J&R is done jetting they have to come back and finish up running the camera through. b)  Ken let Council know the dike inspection report should be here sometime this month. c)  Ken is looking at sometime in October to flush hydrants in town. d) A main sewer line at Pembina court needs to be repaired. d) The houses that were demolished and hauled down to South Pembina should be buried by the end of the month. e) Council and Ken discussed the fire hydrant status report the fire department gave to the city. f) The dumpster that Coles has belongs to the city .Ken was wondering if anyone has heard from Valley landfill when Coles is suppose to be getting the one they ordered  .Nancy will call Ardis on this .

 7. Mayor Update: a) Mayor appoints Zelda Hartje as City tax Assessor.   Motion by Waldrop second by Wilmer to accept Mayors appointment. Ayes Waldrop, Truax, Stanhope, Wilmer and Burke Nays none.  Motion carries.

  1. Aud. /Admin. Update:  a) August financials reviewed and approved.  b) September bills reviewed and approved.  c)  Motion by Waldrop second by Stanhope to amend 2013budget. Roll call vote ayes Stanhope, Wilmer, Truax, Waldrop, and Burke. Nays: None .Motion carried.

9. Committee Reports:

10. New Business: a) Council discussed the City web site and seeing if someone would be interested in redoing it.  Nancy will call a few places to see if they do websites and contact the school to see if any students might be interested in doing it.  b) Auditor and Council went through 2014 preliminary budget. Final 2014 Budget meeting is set for September 23rd at 4:30 p.m.

Motion by Burke to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.




                                                By: ___________________________________

                 Council President, John Feldman (acting Mayor)




Attested to:  _________________________________   


                  Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator