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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for April 01, 2009

Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority
Regular Meeting Minutes
April 1, 2009

A meeting of the Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority was called to order by President Tony Zupancich at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present: Bob Voss, Barb Fivecoate Alan Stanaway and Mary Jacobsen. Also present was Executive Director, Craig J. Wainio. Absent: Allen Nelson and Andrea Wilson.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Mary Jacobsen to accept the consent agenda including accepting the minutes of the March 4 meeting and paying the bills as presented in the sum of $6,033.72. Motion passed by roll call vote.

Public Forum: None

Committee and Staff Reports:

Craig Wainio reported that the Birchems are going ahead this Spring with the wood pellet project and that they have the permits needed.

Craig also reported that Tom Schlotec has indicated that he will sign a deed on the Morgan Park plat to transfer ownership back to the City with the City paying engineering costs incurred. 

Comprehensive Planning: Bob Voss will check on grant funds which may be available for comprehensive planning.

New Business:

Election of Officers: Tabled until the next meeting due to some members being absent.

Lee Anderson addressed the EDA regarding possible locations for his business. A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and supported by Bob Voss that Craig work with Lee for alternative sites behind United Electric and to report back to the EDA. Motion carried. 

Phase II Recommendation: The EDA reviewed the Phase I results for the former landfill on Park Ridge Road. Continuing with the Phase II would cost between $50,000 and $75,000. 

A motion was made by Alan Stanaway and supported by Barb Fivecoate that the Phase II study be ordered from Benchmark Engineering. Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Bob Voss to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. 

President, Tony Zupancich, adjourned the meeting at 5:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary

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