City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of Jan. 8, 2007 City Council Meeting

City of Pembina

Pembina, North Dakota 58271



Attendance:  Mayor Warren Hillukka, Council:  Beverly Burke, Richard Senum, Debbie Stanhope, Kyle Dorion, John Feldman, Nancy Thompson. Absent:  none

Present: Engineer Dan Johnson, Aud./Adm. Kathy Johnson, Attorney Neil Fleming

Others Present:  Ken Norby


Public Hearing called to order at 7:00 p.m., by Mayor Hillukka.

  • No business presented

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:01.


1.  Changes made to agenda – Add assessor project


2.  Motion by Feldman, second by Thompson to approve December 11 and 21 minutes as amended. Motion carried unanimously.


3.  City Attorney Update:  a) Liquor ordinances – reviewed options.  Attorney will draft new ordinance for first reading next month.  b) Dike lawsuit status reviewed.   c) Feldman introduced this resolution:  Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Pembina, ND, that regular meetings shall be held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.  Seconded by Dorion, council accepted this unanimously.


4.  Employee Report:  a) Goals/priorities reviewed.  b) Demolition response reviewed and approved.

c) Water/Sewer committee will meet soon to review water meters/service contracts with border & MCI


5.  Mayoral Update:  a) Community Center – Architect will publish bid letting; will call special meeting to open bids. b) Feldman and Christianson met with CSB regarding purchase of golf clubhouse.  Bank agreed to proposed purchase.  c) There is a meeting at the Alerus for landfill information Jan. 17, 4 p.m.


6.  Aud./Admin. Update:  a) Dec. financials reviewed and approved.  b) Jan. bills reviewed and approved.

c) Motion by Senum, second by Feldman, to transfer $5,000 from Growth, $5,000 from General, and $5,223.80 from Sales Tax to Highway fund.  Motion carried unanimously.  d) Motion by Senum, second by Thompson, to amend the 2006 budget to actual. 


7.  Committee Reports:   no committee meetings held.    


8.  New Issues – Assessor should address one building for now.  Will budget for more work next year.

9.  Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:50 p.m.                     


                      By:  Mayor Warren Hillukka


Attested to: Kathy Johnson, Auditor/Administrator