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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for May 06, 2009

Regular Meeting Minutes
Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority
May 6, 2009

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

A motion was made by Mary Jacobsen and supported by Alan Stanaway to approve the consent agenda and to pay the bills as presented in the amount of $4,555.00. Motion carried unanimously. 

Public Forum: None

Unfinished Business:
Barb Fivecoate inquired about possible meetings with USX regarding Old Hwy. 169/102. Craig Wainio reported that he has not had any contact with USX however the County has been put in charge of the road issue and there is a meeting scheduled with them. 

Craig Wainio reported that no progress has been made in the reversion of Morgan Park Estates. 

New Business:
Wind Project Update: Gary Cerkvenik and John Carroll reported on the progress of the wind project.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Mary Jacobsen to authorize Craig Wainio, with attorney approval, to enter into a development agreement with the Consultant Engineers Group for the M.I.S.O. permitting process. The agreement is not to exceed $42,000 including all fees with all monies to come out of revenues from the wind grant project. Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Barb Fivecoate to authorize Craig Wainio to start negotiations between the E.D.A. and the developers to enter into a Development Services Agreement. Motion passed unanimously.

Open Discussion/ Announcements:
Craig Wainio informed the E.D.A. of a potential purchaser for the ball park property located next to the Mesabi Y.M.C.A. A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Alan Stanaway authorizing Craig Wainio to enter into a development agreement for the property. Motion passed unanimously.

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

Vice President, Bob Voss, adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary

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