City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

March 2016 Minutes


Official Minutes for March 14th, 2016, Pembina City Council Meeting

Council Members Present: Mayor Kyle Dorion, President Greg Wilmer, VP Greg Truax, Allen Huttunen, Ron Fritz and Joan Studeny.


Absent:  Corie Koropatnicki


City Employees Present:   Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator & PWS Gary Helland


City Attorney Present:  Rob Fleming

City Engineer Present – Brad Bail


Public –


Public Portion


Meeting called to order by Mayor Dorion at 6:00 p.m.


Changes to Agenda


Motion by Mr. Fritz, second by Mr. Huttunen to accept the agenda; ayes to all present.  Motion carries.


Changes to Feb Minutes


Motion by Mr. Fritz, second by Mr. Huttunen to approve Februarys minutes; Ayes to all present.  Motion carries.


Old Business

  • Levee –Still waiting to hear back from the NDSWC if they approved our cost share application for the final phase of the levee.


  • Bret Corneliusen –Tabled till may 2016
  • Ernie D’auetuil – Tabled till May 2016.
  • Spot Bar- No updates keep on old business until spring.


  • Daycare items- Council reviewed the Growth Committee minutes from their last meeting. The court has approved the sale of the house the City can know procced with the purchasing of the house.  The city has the title and Mr. Fleming has reviewed it. The title needs some minor updating.


  • SE. Pembina tree pile – The city has not gotten a response back from the State on the letter Mr. Fleming sent them. The tree pile is still open until something is available for it to be relocated too.


  • Action- Mr. Fleming will contact DFA Attorney on the lease drafted for the city to use their property for the new tree pile location.








Engineer Report/Brad Bail –

  • Curb-   A resident in towns is wanting to cut the curb by their home to make a drive way. Mr. Bail & Mr. Helland went and looked at the property. Mr. Bail presented a different option for the Council.  Mr. Bail & Mr. Helland will decide which option is the best. All Councilmembers present agreed to this.


  • Lagoon - Discussed the lagoon and the state funding list the City is on. Mr. Bail will do the paper work and submit it to the State for the city to stay on this list. This will be done at no cost to the city from WSN Mr. Bail stated.


Attorney Update / Rob Fleming –

  • Floodplain Ordinance- Frist reading was done.


Motion by Mr. Wilmer, second by Mr. Truax to accept the first reading of the Floodplain Ordinance; Ayes to all present.  Motion carries.




Update & Business:  Mayor-  

  • City shop items- Mayor asked Mr. Helland to go through the shop and make a pile of items that aren’t used. The items that are not used will be sold and items that can’t will be tossed. Recycle were applicable.



Employee Report/Concerns

  • Summer/ Part time help – Mr.  Helland discussed part-time help and summer help with Council.


o   Action- Ms. Thompson will put an ad in the paper for summer help. Applications will be reviewed at Aprils meeting.


  • Broadleaf spraying – Mr. Helland talked with Team Lab and due to the increase of insurance rates for an out of state contract they no longer will be providing that service . They can and will still do the lagoon. Discussion was had on what to do on the broadleaf spraying.


o   Action- Mr. Helland will look at finding another contractor to do the broadleaf spraying for the city.



Update & Business:  City Auditor

  • The Feb financials and March bills were reviewed and approved.
  • Tax Equalization meeting - Meeting will be April 19th @ 4:30 pm at the city office building.



Committee Reports: Growth










New Business –


  • Community Center – Discussion was had on the cleaning of it.


o   Action - Ms. Thompson will make a cleaning check list and post it in the Community Center. This list will be for people to go by that use the Community Center on what they are expected to clean after they are done using it.


  • MCI cross walk – They are going to make a cross walk and would like the city to order cross walk signs.

o   Action- Mr. Helland will order the signs

  • Back taxed properties – Auditor discussed the properties that went back to county and if the city would be interested in them. All Councilmembers present agreed to the purchasing of those properties from the County.


Motion by Mr. Wilmer, second by Mr. Huttunen to purchase the following Properties ,parcel # 33-1220000 Friesen , parcel # 33-0430000 Smith , parcel # 33-0910000 Waldrop and parcel  33-0170000 Wood ; Ayes to all present.  Motion carries.



Motion to be adjourned by Mr. Fritz at 7:00pm.





             By:  ___________________________________

                     Mayor, Kyle Dorion




Attested to:  _________________________________  


                  Nancy Thompson, Auditor/Administrator