City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

Minutes of Sept. 6, 2005 Council Meeting

Attendance: Beverly Burke, Kyle Dorion, Richard Senum, Pat Burton, John Feldman, Mayor Warren Hillukka. Absent: Nancy Thompson

Present: K. Johnson, Aud./Adm.; Attorney Daniel Gaustad, Dan Johnson of WSN

Others Present: Ken Norby, Gordon Johnson of NVRWS, Harry Wood

Public hearing called to order at 7 p.m., by Mayor Hillukka.

· D. Johnson presented the city with a 3X8 poster for promotion of the rehabilitation of the community center, courtesy of WSN

· G. Johnson: 1. a 70% grant from Garrison Diversion was approved on the project overrun. Billing will begin as per contract estimates Oct. 1. 2. Swanberg Construction will hold contractor meeting Sept. 12.

Regular Meeting called to order at 7:15

1. Changes to agenda: Hurricane Katrina, ½ mil self-help grant, storage garages, gaming funds, professional building, potential networking.

2. Motion by Senum, second by Burton, to approve Aug. 1 minutes as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

3. City Attorney Update: a) FEMA looking for title opinions. Auditor requested to search Buy-out documents to find if city is responsible for this cost. b) Garages – new lease should be cover any potential problems.

4. Employee Report: a) Review of staff and auditor goals/priority lists. b) Motion by Burton, second by Feldman, to abandon the raw water intake structure. Motion carried unanimously. Excess products will be sold. c) Motion by Burton, second by Burke to purchase one touch pad reader for water meters at $650. Motion carried unanimously.

5. Mayor’s Update: a) Professional Building – Ambulance needs to produce an abstract. Motion by Dorion, second by Feldman, to finance purchase ($135,000) through Citizen State Bank of Pembina. Roll call vote: Aye: Senum, Burke, Dorion, Burton, Feldman. Absent and not voting: Thompson. Motion carries. Hillukka will talk to Polar re: cable TV. b) Budget meeting set for 6 p.m., Sept. 15.

6. Auditor’s Report: a) August collections/disbursements and general ledgers reviewed & approved. b) Budget to actual through August reviewed. c) September bills to be paid approved. d) Motion by Burton, second by Burke to apply self-help grant to community center feasibility study. Voting aye – Burke, Burton, and Dorion; voting nay –Feldman and Senum. Motion carries. c) Hurricane Katrina – no action taken.

7. Committee Reports: a) Building & Zoning: 1. Recommend motion to approve closure of the section of 7th Street as published. Aye – Burke, Burton, Dorion, Feldman and Senum. Absent and not voting – Thompson. Motion carries. 2. Motion by Burton, second by Burke, to approve variance for Dorion as published and recommended. Aye – Burke, Burton, Feldman and Senum. Abstain – Dorion. Absent and not voting – Thompson. Motion carries. 3. Motion to approve Cosley variance as published and recommended. Motion carries unanimously. 4. Board recommends review of building permit fees.

b) Forestry –Neche Greenhouse planted trees along Stutsman between 7th and 5th Streets; watering needed.

c) Growth – Discussion with Duty Free manager held. Motion by Feldman, second by Burke to approve $3,000 from Sales Tax per request for fireworks, as recommended. Motion carries unanimously.

d) Recreation - no meeting held.

8. Issues: Motion by Feldman, second by Senum to approve Best Buy’s proposal of networking the council laptops for approximately $490. Motion carried unanimously.

9. Motion to adjourn by Burke at 9:27 p.m.

By: Warren Hillukka, Mayor

Attested to: K. Johnson, City Aud/Adm