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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2011

Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority

Regular Meeting Minutes

April 20, 2011



A meeting of the Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority was called to order by Vice President Bob Voss, at 5:34 p.m. with the following members present:  Barb Fivecoate, Allen Nelson, Alan Stanaway, Bob Voss and Susan Tuomela. Absent were Tony Zupancich and Andrea Wilson.  Also present was Executive Director, Craig Wainio.


Consent Agenda:  A motion was made by Nelson and supported by Fivecoate to approve the consent agenda.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Committee and Staff Reports:


Wainio updated the Board on the Petrini project on the east side of Highway 53.  The project is still moving forward, scale of the project is to be determined.  Fivecoate moved and Stanaway seconded that the use of the garage and apparent recycling operation be reviewed.  Motion carried 5-0.


Voss visited with Mr. Sam Aluni to discuss additional Director compensation.  The consensus was that this should be handled by the City and the City may ask the EDA for additional funding.


Fivecoate and Wainio met with Calvary Cemetery concerning the property they own and an appraisal has been ordered.


Fairview Clinic was discussed.  It was the consensus to find out when they were last at the EDA and to find out what is going on and what the timeline is.


Dumpsite investigation soil borings and lab work were approved by the City Council,


A motion was made by Nelson and supported by Fivecoate to adjourn the meeting at 6:14 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.


Respectfully submitted by:



Craig J. Wainio

Executive Director