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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for August 17, 2005

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 17, 2005

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: Tony Zupancich, Mary Jacobsen, Allen Nelson, Dale Irish, Andrea Wilson and Barb Fivecoate. Also present was Executive Director, Craig J. Wainio.

Travis Peterson, of Altobelli and Peterson Construction, spoke to the authority about their desire to purchase the 20+ acre parcel of land south of South Grove along Mineral Avenue. Altobelli construction would like the land to build a combination of “carriage homes” and single-family residences. 

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Andrea Wilson that Craig Wainio work with Altobelli Construction on plans and specs for the possible project.

Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Dale Irish and supported by Barb Fivecoate to have Benchmark Engineering provide copies, for each Authority member, of the drawings and specs they have pertaining to that parcel of land. Motion passed

A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and supported by Barb Fivecoate to have Craig Wainio work with Gary Cerkvenik on a proposed contract for Gary to serve as marketing director for the E.D.A. at a rate of $1,000 per month. The contract is to be reviewed by the city attorney and then be submitted to the E.D.A. for final approval Motion passed.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Tony Zupancich to approve the minutes of the July 20th, 2005 meeting with the following corrections: Spelling corrections on Allen Nelson and Barb Fivecoate’s names and the motion to nominate Tony Zupancich as president was made be Allen Nelson, not Dale Irish. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Mary Jacobsen and supported by Barb Fivecoate to pay the bills as presented. The motion was passed unanimously by roll call vote.

An Economic Development Authority orientation for newer members will be held one hour prior to the next meeting. 

A motion was made by Mary Jacobsen and supported by Allen Nelson to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed. The meeting was adjourned at 6:18 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary

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