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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for March 05, 2008

Minutes
Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority Meeting
March 5, 2008

President Tony Zupancich called the Economic Development Authority meeting to order at 5:30 with the following members present: Alan Stanaway, Andrea Wilson, Bob Voss, Allen Nelson, and Mary Jacobsen. Absent: Barb Fivecoate Also present was Executive Director, Craig J. Wainio.

A motion was made by Bob Voss and supported by Andrea Wilson to accept the minutes of the January 23, 2008 meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

President Tony Zupancich closed the meeting to start the public forum.

Public Forum: Patty Dale and Ed Roskoski requested that the EDA ask for public input prior to making any decisions on the West Virginia ball field.

President Tony Zupancich reconvened the E.D.A. meeting.

Committee and Staff Reports:

Craig Wainio informed the Board that the Parks and Recreation Committee discussed the future of the West Virginia Ball field and that the E.D.A. was not a part of this at this time. 

Craig Wainio informed the authority that he is working with an out of state wood products company for possible development in the area.

New Business:

Lee Anderson addressed the E.D.A. regarding his purchasing Lot 7, Block 2, Nichols Park for his Husky Spring business. He plans to build up to a 5,000 square foot building on the site and is asking for nothing from the city other then to purchase the land. 
A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Bob Voss that Craig Wainio work with Lee Anderson on his request. Motion passed unanimously.

Stan Passananti from the “G Men” addressed the authority regarding purchasing 5 to 7 acres of land on the north side of the available property behind United Electric. This site would be used for a building and storage of roll off containers. It would not be used for waste disposal. A motion was made by Alan Nelson and supported by Mary Jacobsen that Craig Wainio work with Stan Passanani on his request. Motion passed unanimously.

Non Audit Services Letter: The required letter from Walker, Giroux and Hahne was reviewed. A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and supported by Alan Stanaway to approve the Non Audit Services Letter. Motion passed unanimously.

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Craig Wainio reminded the members to review the Lake Country Power Development agreement prior to the next meeting. 

West Virginia Ballfield: Tony Zupancich stated that if anything does occur with the developing of the West Virginia Ball field any proceeds received from that sale go towards developing other parks and recreational uses for those area residents. 

Highway 169 Corridor Mapping: A motion was made by Bob Voss and supported by Allen Nelson to begin a Phase I environmental study for the 169 city owned corridor. Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Tony Zupanaich to pay the bills as presented. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

DNR Lease: The Department of Natural Resources lease for a monitoring tower was reviewed. A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and supported by Bob Voss to approve the lease. Motion passed unanimously.

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

President Tony Zupancich adjourned the meeting at 6:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary

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