City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271

Minutes of Aug. 4, 2003 Council Meeting


Attendance: Council: Richard Senum, Beverly Burke, Larry Pelletier, Mayor Warren Hillukka. Absent: Jeff Carpenter, John Feldman, Melissa Grafe

Present: City Attorney Neil Fleming, K. Johnson, Aud./Adm.

Others Present: Mike LaFrance, Dan Johnson, Todd Nordine, Tracy Berg, Tom Grube, Ken Norby, Gary Helland

Public Hearing called to order at 7:10 by Mayor Hillukka.

· Nordine & Berg, representing North Kittson Rural Water, and WSN representative LaFrance presented a preliminary proposal for serving Pembina (attached). The plan calls for two parallel service lines running under the river from St. Vincent, to address the consideration of reliability. Quantity and quality are the other important issues.

· Johnson, WSN- responded to questions regarding street sealing, joint/crack sealing, and dike survey.

Regular Meeting called to order 8:25 P.M.

1. Changes made to agenda—Mosquito spraying at border; Internet for water plant; trimming at intersections.

2. Motion by Rick Senum, second by Burke to approve July minutes as corrected. Motion carried.

3. City Attorney Update: a) Polar Cable Television franchise has been amended to meet city’s requirement. Motion by Senum, second by Pelletier, to amend the July 7 minutes to reflect the first reading of the franchise agreement. Motion carried. Motion by Senum, second by Burke, to note second reading and acceptance of the Polar franchise agreement. Motion carried. b) First reading of additions to Zoning ordinance of definition for "light industrial" and a conditional permitted use for light industrial in the commercial zone. c) Abandoned trailer is now the city’s. Advertise and sell it.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of Goals/Priority lists. Council directed Internet connection for water plant. b) Discussion of mosquito spraying at border station. Request denied as we are not a commercial applicator. c) Copier is now obsolete. Issue tabled for more information.

5. Mayor’s Report: a) TIF district still an option. We will need more information as to how to proceed. b) An unbiased 3rd party to oversee waterplant upgrades is needed. Mayor will contact WFW. c) City supports position of complaint against Canadian "road"/dike. Will meet with county commissioners Aug. 19 regarding possible Canadian lawsuit. d) Tree trimming for visibility is already in the ordinances. Trees by school intersection trimmed. Auditor directed to notify public in spring and contact UPS.

6. Aud./Adm. Update: a) July. General ledger, budget ratio, collections/disbursements and August bills to be paid presented. Financials approved. b) Shingling bids: Motion by Pelletier, second by Senum, to accept lowest bid by Brent Symington. Motion carried. No bids noted for metal roof on "old" shop. c) Motion by Senum, second by Pelletier, to accept the lowest bid by Outback Tree Farm for the CTE grant project. Motion carried d) Minimal work on budget completed.

7. Committee reports: a) Planning & Zoning: Recommended approval of the resolution vacating a portion of Montraille Street. Second by Pelletier. Motion carried.

b) Recreation: No meeting held in July

c) Growth: approved $15,000 incentive for motel pool.

8. Issues: addressed above.

9. Motion to adjourn by Senum at 10:15 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm