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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for January 25, 2010

Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 25, 2010

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, Barb Fivecoate, Mary Jacobsen, and Allen Nelson. Absent were Andrea Wilson, Bob Voss and Alan Stanaway.

Consent Agenda: A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Mary Jacobsen to approve the consent agenda and to pay the bills as presented in the amount of $145,525.74. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

No Public Forum

No Committee and Staff Reports

Andrea Wilson and Allen Nelson joined the meeting at 5:35 p.m.

Election of Officers: A motion was made by Alan Stanaway and supported by Andrea Wilson to vote as a white ballot. Motion passed with Barb Fivecoate voting no.

A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and supported by Allen Nelson for Barb Fivecoate to serve as the E.D.A. representative on the cities Budget and Finance Committee. Motion passed unanimously. 

Economic Development Plan: A motion was made by Alan Stanaway and supported by Andrea Wilson to table accepting the Economic Development Plan until the next meeting when Josh Bergstad can attend to answer any questions. Motion passed with Allen Nelson voting against.

First Discovery: Gary Cerkvenik and John Carroll shared a power point presentation on the project and answered questions from members. 

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Barb Fivecoate to pass Resolution No. 01-10 “Authorizing Loan to First Discovery LLC to Support Wind Project Development Efforts”. Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and Supported by Alan Stanaway to accept the Non-Audit Services letter from Walker, Giroux and Hahne. Motion passed unanimously.

Executive Director, Craig Wainio, updated the E.D.A. on the Perkins project. 

Gary Cerkvenik gave an update on potential future city projects.

A motion was made by Alan Stanaway and supported by Allen Nelson to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed. 

President Tony Zupancich adjourned the meeting at 7:08 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary

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