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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2016

Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority

Regular Meeting Minutes

April 20, 2016


A meeting of the Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority was called to order by Barb Fivecoate at 5:35 p.m. with the following members present: Barb Fivecoate, Peter Zattoni, Sue Tuomela, Mary Jacobsen, Bob Voss and Andrea Wilson.  Absent members: Tony Zupancich.  Also present: Executive Director, Craig Wainio and Gary Cerkvenik.


Jacobsen moved and Tuomela seconded to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried 6-0 on a roll call vote.


During the public forum the Board had an extensive discussion concerning the proposed workforce housing development with the developers.  The developers requested a letter of support from the City and they establishment of a Tax Increment Financing District for the project.  Voss moved and Fivecoate seconded to forward the project to the City Council for their consideration, motion carried 6-0.


Jacobsen moved and Tuomela supported to authorize the seeking of bids for the infrastructure for Woodland Estates.  Motion carried 6-0 on a roll call vote.


A meeting of the housing subcommittee was scheduled for April 28th at 2:30pm.


Tuomela moved and Jacobsen supported to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted by:



Craig J. Wainio

Executive Director