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121817 CC Minutes

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

December 18, 2017

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:33p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Alan Stanaway, Steve Skogman, Susan Tuomela, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Tim Satrang, Director of Public Works; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Rod Flannigan, City Engineer; Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney and SGT John Backman, Sheriff’s Department.

 

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Skogman that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the December 4, 2017, regular meeting as submitted.

 

  1. That the communications be accepted and placed on file and those requiring further action by the City Council be acted upon during their proper sequence on the agenda.

 

  1. To acknowledge the receipts for the period December 1-15, 2017, totaling $804,440.08 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period December 1-15, 2017, totaling $704,769.39 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried.

 

Public Forum:

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to recess the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing regarding the park vacation. The motion carried.

 

  • City Administrator spoke regarding the park vacation of the property behind the residents on Garden Drive North, stating that the property will remain in City ownership with the intention to use the property for public Right-of-way and easements
  • Compensate RGGS for releasing all claims they may have regarding interest on parcel in North side of South Grove
  • Councilor Prebeg discussed the park vacation-not hinder work or maintenance on street/lot
  • No letters or correspondence on park vacation, only one phone call asking for clarification

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to close the Public Hearing and to reconvene the regular meeting. The motion carried.

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Condolences to the family and friends of Joan Kujala
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Barbara Jean “Bobbi” Westerbur
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Patti Chiabotti Zollar

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Skogman to advertise for a position on the Public Health and Safety Board, being vacated by Britney Chopp, with applications being accepted until January 5th at 4pm. The motion carried.

 

 

The City Administrator reported on the following:

 

  • City Hall will be closed on the following dates
    • December 22nd at 11:30 and all day December 25th for the Christmas Holiday
    • December 29th at 11:30 and all day January 1st for the New Year’s Eve Holiday
  • Skating Rink is posted at the City of Mountain Iron website, Facebook page and at the Skating Rink

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve the renewal of the Surface Lease Agreement 13304 for an additional five years with a newly amended expiration date of December 31, 2022 with RGGS Land and Minerals in the annual amount of $250. The motion carried.

Director of Public Works:

  • City crew working half days on the Friday before Christmas, December 22nd and New Year’s, December 29th
  • No garbage collection for Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st
    • Garbage will be on double run on Friday as well as on Tuesday

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to authorize Gerry Knapper and Bradford Bennett’s probation to expire and allow them to become permanent employees after the expiration of their probation period. The motion carried.

 

Sheriff’s Department:

 

  • No formal or informal report

 

City Engineer:

 

  • No formal report

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to approve Pay Request No. 4, final request, for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Recreation Trail project in the amount of $16,158.87, to Mesabi Bituminous. This amount releases all retainage on the project. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to approve Final Change Order No. 1 for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Recreation Trail project, with a decrease in the contract amount of $29,149.00 to Mesabi Bituminous. The Change order is to compensate the Contractor for work actually completed; the decrease in cost is due to the actual amount of materials and labor provided. The motion carried.

 

 It was moved by Tuomela and seconded by Skogman to approve the recommendation of the Buildings and Grounds Committee and purchase surveillance cameras for the City Garage and Recycling Center, for the low quote of $6,930 from Computer World (CW), Duluth, MN. The motion carried on a roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Tuomela and seconded by Skogman to approve the recommendation of the Buildings and Grounds Committee and purchase card readers for the doors at the Community Center, Senior Center and Library, for the low quote of $13,370 from Computer World (CW) Duluth, MN. This card system would eliminate the need for keys, providing for greater security and accountability of the buildings. The motion carried on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve Resolution 35-17; Vacating Park Designation, of the last portion of the park property located on the North side of South Grove (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution 36-17; authorizing the payment to RGGS to release all claims they may have regarding the park area on the North side of South Grove, in the amount of $4,000 (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to reschedule the January 1, 2017 meeting due to the New Year’s Day Holiday to Tuesday, January 2nd at 6:30pm. The motion carried.

 

The council reviewed the list of communications.

 

At 7:05 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

 

 

Submitted by:

 

 

 

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

www.mtniron.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was moved by and seconded by to authorize Sundberg Enterprises, LLC dba The Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant to serve alcohol at an event scheduled for January , 2018 at the Mountain Iron Community Center. The motion carried.

 

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