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City Council Minutes 041618

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

April 16, 2018

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:30p.m. with the following members present: Councilor 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. Absent: Sally Yuccas, Library Director/Special Events Coordinator and SGT John Backman, Sheriff’s Department

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

  1. Approve the minutes of the April 2, 2018, regular meeting as submitted.
  2. 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.
  3. To acknowledge the receipts for the period April 1-15, totaling $354,909.97(a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).
  4. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period April 1-15, totaling $389,971.18 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried.

Public Forum:

  • Dan Violette, Mountain Iron-Buhl Archery Coach
    • Spoke regarding the Archery team attending National tournament in Kentucky, asking for donation to help defray costs
    • Request donation to help purchase equipment, such as arrows and targets, etc.
    • Archery is not sponsored by the school, like other sports such as basketball or football, they receive a stipend from the school each year to help with costs, but have to do fundraising to help with other outlaying costs
  • William Wiltse, Gambling manager for the Kinney-Great Scott Fire Department
    • Spoke about a need for a Resolution and approval by the City Council for a premise permit to sell pull tabs at Mac’s Bar

The Mayor reported on the following:

  • Happy birthday to Paul Fisher turning 98 years old on April 26
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Walter Krause
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Mae Meglen

The City Administrator reported on the following:

  • Summer Recreation programs and summer work applications are due at City Hall by Friday, May 4th at 4pm
  • Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball team won the Regional Case Center tournament, heading to State at the end of June

Director of Public Works:

  • No formal report
  • Meeting with Veit Company regarding the Nichols Township Lagoon on Thursday, April 19th
  • Crews doing general maintenance, tree trimming at intersections for visibility and right-a-way reasons, please be aware

City Attorney:

  • No formal report

City Engineer:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to adopt Resolution #10-18; CSAH Project, approving SAP 069-737-003; St. Louis County Bridge 550 reconstruction CSAH 137 within the City of Mountain Iron corporate limits (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Prebeg to adopt Resolution #11-18; Granting a premise permit to the Kinney Fire Relief Association to sell pull tabs at Mac’s Bar (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to adopt Resolution #12-18; Authorizing the City of Mountain Iron to make an application and accept funds from the IRRRB for site and infrastructure development at Rock Ridge (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution #13-18; Calling a Public Hearing for the purposes of creating a Tax Increment Financing District to support the proposed Iron Range Tykes Learning Center development, scheduled for June 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm to be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve the recommendation of Benchmark Engineering, first approve the plans and specifications and then to advertise for bids for the Iron Range Tykes Learning Center. The project will be advertised for 21 days, with a tentative bid opening set for Friday, May 11, 2018. Bids would be considered until Monday, May 21st at the City Council meeting. The motion carried.

The council reviewed the list of communications.

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Prebeg to donate $250 to the Mountain Iron-Buhl Archery team, to help support their trip to the National Tournament in Kentucky, funds to come from the Charitable Gambling Fund. The motion carried on roll call vote.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to donate $250 to the Mountain Iron-Buhl Archery, funds helping with the purchase of equipment and program continuation, monies to come from the Charitable Gambling Fund. The motion carried on roll call vote. Councilor Prebeg amended the motion to change the amount donated to $400 seconded by Skogman, monies to come from the Charitable Gambling Fund.

It was recommended by Skogman to present the notion of continuously giving money to the Mountain Iron-Buhl Archery team for future equipment purchases to the Parks and Recreation Board as a possible line item in future budgets.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to donate $250 to the Friends of the Mountain Iron Library, funds helping with the summer reading program. Monies to come from the Chartable Gambling Fund. The motion carried on roll call vote.

At 7:09p.m., it was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to recess the regular meeting and go into a closed session for performance evaluations for management staff following a brief recess. The motion carried.

Mayor Skalko called the closed City Council meeting to order at 7:10p.m. to discuss performance evaluations with the following members present: Joe Prebeg Jr., Alan Stanaway, Steve Skogman, Susan Tuomela, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present was: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Tim Satrang, Director of Public Works; Sally Yuccas, Library Director/Special Events Coordinator and Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney.

The performance evaluations were discussed along with proposed wage increases for the Director of Public Works, Library Director/Special Events Coordinator, and the City Administrator.

No actions were taken in the closed meeting.

At 7:45p.m., it was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to adjourn the closed meeting to discuss performance evaluations and open the regular meeting. The motion carried.

At 7:46p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Skogman that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

Submitted by:

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

www.mtniron.com

Communications:

  1. 2018 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization is scheduled for April 19, 2018 from 5:00-6:00pm at the Mountain Iron Community Center.
  2. Mountain Iron Parks & Recreation Department Summer Ball and Tennis Registration taking applications and fees at the Mountain Iron City Hall until Monday, April 30th at 4pm.
  3. Thank you from Quad City Food Shelf for the donation to their Food Shelf Project.

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