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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2009

Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority
Regular Meeting Minutes
August 19, 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: Andrea Wilson, Bob Voss, Barb Fivecoate, Alan Stanaway and Mary Jacobsen. Absent was Allen Nelson. Also present was Executive Director, Craig J. Wainio.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Andrea Wilson to accept the consent agenda including payment of the bills totaling $2,398.80. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

Public Forum: Ed Roskoski asked questions regarding the proposed recycling project and also asked the authority to inform any future developers who clear lots to contact the Laurentian Energy Authorities approved loggers to haul away trees for the use of the biomass project.

Committee and Staff Reports:

Craig Wainio reported that Rock Ridge has a meeting scheduled on Friday and may announce plans for a future restaurant at their site. 

New Business:

Josh Bergstad from the A.R.D.C. reviewed the draft of the City of Mountain Iron’s Economic Development Strategy and recommendations. Modifications and corrections were made throughout the draft. Josh Bergstad will make the corrections, modifications and present more detailed maps as requested and will present the revised play at the September 16th meeting.

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

President, Tony Zupancich, adjourned the meeting at 7:24.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary