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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for February 02, 2005

Regular Meeting Minutes

February 2, 2005

Larry P. Johnson called a meeting of the Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority to order at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present: Larry P. Johnson, Anthony Zupancich, Dale Irish, Mary Jacobsen and Barb Fivecoat. Also present was Craig J. Wainio.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoat and seconded by Tony Zupancich to approve the minutes of the January 19th, 2005 meeting. The motion was approved unanimously

Gary Cerkvenik and Jerry and Tink Birchem gave a presentation to the authority regarding a possible business opportunity involving Forest Management System, Birchem Logging and Transport and Aurora Building Systems.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and seconded by Tony Zupancich to enter into a 90 day exclusive land option agreement with the Birchem’s for the former US Steel property by the Hwy. 101 and 169 junction. The motion passed unanimously.

Mary Skala will be contacted to draft the agreement. 

A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and seconded by Barb Fivecoate to adopt the proposed job description for the Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority, which was drafted by Larry Johnson and Dale Irish. The motion was passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Dale Irish and supported by Tony Zupancich to advertise for proposals for a part time independent contractor position for the Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority. The position is to be advertised with the Mesabi Daily News, Work Force, Economic Development Association of Minnesota and Minnesota Job Bank until 2-25-2005. The motion passed unanimously.

Motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and seconded by Tony Zupancich for the Economic Development Authority to join the Laurention Chamber of Commerce at a cost of $100.00. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and seconded by Larry Johnson to pay the new bills. A roll call vote was held and passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and seconded by Barb Fivecoate to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:42 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary

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