City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

Minutes of June 7, 2004 Council Meeting

Attendance: Council: Richard Senum, Beverly Burke, Larry Pelletier, John Feldman, Pat Burton, Mayor Warren Hillukka. Absent: Jeff Carpenter  Present: K. Johnson, Aud./Adm. Others Present: Daniel Gaustad, Pearson & Christensen; Ken Norby, Kevin Hager, Larry Wilwant, and Dan Johnson, WSN

Public Hearing called to order at 7:03 by Mayor Hillukka.

· K. Hager – presented concern regarding speeding on Division St. and requested speed bumps be placed as this is a hazard to the children in the area. Motion by Burton, second by Feldman, to place two sets of speed bumps at the stop signs on Division Street where it intersects with Second Street. Motion carried unanimously. Council directed auditor to place a notice in the paper.

· L. Wilwant – presented report from Pembina River Basin Advisory Board executive committee. Would like the city of write a letter refuting the false claims of the report. Auditor directed to assist to write letter and to attend the June 24 meeting in Walhalla.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:30 P.M.

1. Changes to agenda – Rodeo grounds. Council agreed to direct summer help to mow this area intermittently.

2. Motion by Burke, second by Senum, to approve May minutes as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: Mayor Hillukka requested appointment of Daniel Gaustad, one of the attorneys with Pearson Christensen in Grafton, as city attorney. Motion by Burke, second by Feldman, to accept Mr. Gaustad’s appointment. Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Gaustad was sworn in, and presented information regarding MCI’s request for termination of lease. Motion by Burton, second by Pelletier, to approve a lease termination agreement as modified and presented by Gaustad. Motion carried unanimously. Senum requested a form of waiver for users of Airborne Alley. Insurance liability has already been applied for.

4. Employee Report: a) Goals/priority lists reviewed. Summer help will require more supervision. Lagoon will be sprayed for weeds June 15th. Have ordered smaller mosquito "bits" and have used two boxes of "dunks" so far this year b) Water: North Valley Water will be contacted to do a shut-down test in S. Pembina; Long term water study needs to be completed; flood gates were closed for the third time this year. c) Mosquito spraying – Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to accepted Pat Burton’s offer to spray mosquitoes as a volunteer until a contract can be set. Motion carried unanimously.

5. Mayor’s Report: a) Reorganization meeting is scheduled for June 28. b) Strategic Plan Review - Overall, the plan is good. Pointed out that audits of meter readings are needed.

6. Aud./Adm. Update: a) May collections/disbursements, general ledger, transfers, and budget ratio reviewed and approved. b) Motion by Feldman, second by Burton, to pay all bills presented. Motion carried unanimously. c) Motion by Feldman, second by Senum, to approve the renewal of existing liquor licenses which are paid for by June 25th. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Committee Reports: a) Building and Zoning – will hold hearings about conditionally permitted uses for Alyce Wyman and Allen Albreicht on June 21 at 5 p.m. b) Growth Committee met and had a report from Mr. Sand re: his motel. c) Personnel Committee – will meet the 21st at 5:30 with employees. d) Recreation Board – Ball tournaments will be held each Sunday this month; have contacted an electrician to do the work for the new RV sites at Ft. Daer Recreation Area; a picnic table is needed to replace one that was ruined by last year’s summer help. Motion by Burton, second by Feldman, to order a new table for the Concession area, charging it to the general fund. Motion carried unanimously.

8. Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:45 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm