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December 6, 2021 City Council Minutes

 MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

December 6, 2021

Mayor Anderson called the City Council meeting to order at 6:30p.m. with the following members present: Councilor Ed Roskoski, Julie Buria, Joe Prebeg Jr. and Mayor Peggy Anderson. Also present were: Craig Wainio, City Administrator; Tim Satrang, Director of Public Works; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Al Johnson, City Engineer; Grant Toma, Sheriff’s Department; and Jim Hipple, Assistant Fire Chief. Absent members: Councilor Steve Skogman.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

  1. Approve the minutes of the November 15, 2021, regular meeting as submitted.
  2. Approve the minutes of the November 29, 2021 Committee of Whole meeting as submitted.
  3. 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.
  4. To acknowledge the receipts for the period November 16-30, totaling $117,190.90 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes),
  5. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period November 16-30, totaling $1,836,993.59 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

Public Forum:

  • No one spoke during the public forum

The Mayor reported on the following:

  • Big thank you to the City Crew for clearing off the streets in a timely fashion

City Administrator:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Prebeg to approve the recommendation of the Parks & Recreation board and hire the following individuals to work as winter seasonal workers/rink attendants for the 2021-2022 season:

            Nolan Dunn                              Caden Renzaglia                       Carter Martinson                       

            Connie Murphy                        Anthony Hecimovich                Riley Kintner

The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

Director or Public Works:

  • City Crews were working continuously to clear snow, especially with the continued snow fall
  • City Crew worked diligently to put a new valve at the old High School, which previously had none

Sheriff’s Department:

  • No formal report

City Engineer:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Pay Request No. 1 – for the Proposed Well #3 project in the amount of $8,165.25, to TNT Construction Group, LLC, Grand Rapids, MN. This amount includes a 5% retainage. The motion carried on roll call vote (4:0) with Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Pay Request No. 3 – for the Proposed Well #3 project in the amount of $159,248.50, to Bougalis Inc., Hibbing, MN. This amount includes a 5% retainage. The motion carried on roll call vote (4:0) with Councilor Skogman absent.

Fire Department:

  • End of January – burn training on house located on Mud Lake Road
  • End of March – burn training on house located on Ostman Road
  • Big Thank you to VI’s and Boomtown for their donations to the Spaghetti Food

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by to accept the Fire Department report as submitted. The motion failed due to lack of support.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski to accept the recommendation from the Utility Advisory Board and approve the Electric Service Agreement between Minnesota Power and the City of Mountain Iron as presented. The motion carried on roll call vote (4:0) with Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Resolution #21-21; Accepting the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Buria and seconded by Prebeg to approve Resolution #22-21; Supporting Twin Metals (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Resolution #23-21; Municipal Consent for County Project No. 0101-235499, State Project No. 069-701-007, showing reconstruction of State Bridge No. 7759 (County Bridge No. 500)  and proposed alignment grading and paving for the improvement of County State Aid Highway 101 (Kane Road)  (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Resolution #24-21; Approving 2021 Tax Levy, collectable 2022 (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried on roll call vote (Yes: Anderson, Buria, Prebeg; No: Roskoski) with Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve the 2022 Budget as presented. The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent. The motion carried on roll call vote (Yes: Anderson, Buria, Prebeg; No: Roskoski) with Councilor Skogman absent.

Announcements:

  • None

At 7:04p.m., it was moved by Buria and seconded by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

Submitted by:

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

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