City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

February 2018 Minutes

Official Minutes for February 12th, 2018 Pembina City Council Meeting

Council Members Present: President Ron Fritz, VP Allen Huttunen, Cody Carpenter, Melissa Hilliard


Absent: Mayor Kyle Dorion, Connor Snitker, Corie Koropatnicki


City Employees Present:   Lisa Hall, Auditor/Administrator, Gary Helland/Public Works Superintendent


City Attorney Present:  Rob Fleming

City Engineer Present:  Dustin Fanfulik


Others present:  Blaine Eisenbeis, Daryl and Farol Baker, Sheriff Meidinger


Public Portion

The Bakers here to discuss the special assessments on the lot they recently purchase from the city. 


Meeting called to order by President Fritz at 6:05 p.m.


Changes to Agenda


Add I29 lift station under Employee concerns.  Motion by Huttunen, second by Hilliard to approve the changes to the agenda.  Ayes all present.  Motion carries.


Motionby Huttunen, second by Hilliard to approve January’s minutes; Ayes all present. Motion carries.


Old Business

  • Levee-Tabled.


  • Bret Corneliusen –Tabled.


  • Ernie D’auetuil – Tabled.


  • Spot Bar- Tabled.


Engineer Report/Brad Bail –Plans & specs were presented.  Bid date set for March 5th at 1pm.  Motion by Hilliard second by Carpenter to advertise for bids.  Roll call vote:  Ayes Carpenter, Hilliard.  Nayes: Huttunen. Motion carries.


Attorney Update / Rob Fleming- Advertised in the paper and written protests are due March 12th for the 5th Street project.  Gave opinion on the Polar agreement Lisa emailed him to review.


Employee Report/Concerns-

  • Moore Engineer blacktop presentation – They contacted Gary and would like to give council a presentation.  Council asked Gary to find out if they could attend the next meeting to present.


  • Holiday decorations- There are at least 5 that need to be replaced this year and they are currently on saleCouncil does not want to purchase any at this time.    


  • I29 Lift Station- Had to have service done because pumps went down last month.  Frozen again so have heater on it to try thaw.  Have some options to look at this spring to prevent this from happening again.


Update & Business:  Mayor – nothing at this time


Update & Business:  City Auditor

  • The January financials and February bills were reviewed and approved.   


  • Bakers-Specials on lots- Council decided the specials stay as is on this property.


  • Polar agreement- Tabled. 


  • Maxwell-Tax Exemption application- Tabled.


Committee Reports:


New Business:


Motion to adjourn by Hilliard at 6:40 p.m.



               By:  ________________________________

                       President, Ron Fritz



Attested to:  ________________________________

                        Lisa Hall, Auditor/Administrator