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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for May 28, 2008

Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority Meeting
Regular Meeting Minutes
May 28, 2008

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

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Barb Fivecoate to accept the consent agenda including payment of the bills as presented. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

Public Forum: None.

Committee and Staff Reports:
Craig Wainio reported that the Park Ridge Development is currently getting bids on site work. He also reported that the Credit Union seems to be progressing with their building.

New Business:
Craig Wainio reported that Stan Passananti was concerned about wet lands on the proposed site for the “G-Men” business. Craig Wainio said that he is pursuing wetlands delineation through Benchmark Engineering on the site. This would need to be done whoever buys the site.

Lake Country Power Development Agreement: The Development Agreement was presented to the Authority for its final approval.
A motion was made by Alan Stanaway and supported by Barb Fivecoate to approve the development agreement. Motion passed unanimously.

Resolution No. 03-08 to sell agreed upon land to Lake Country Power was presented.
A motion was made by Alan Stanaway and supported by Barb Fivecoate to approve Resolution No 03-08. Motion passed unanimously.

Video Storybook Proposal: The proposed from Mark McCarty for an addition to the City web site entitled “Welcome Back” was discussed. 
A motion was made by Alan Stanaway and supported by Barb Fivecoate that a letter of thanks be sent to Mr. McCarty for his work and to inform him that we are not moving forward with proposal at this time. Motion passed unanimously.

Open Discussion: Barb Fivecoate questioned the “General Waste” dumpster that is currently sitting by Master Bread as it being a possible advertisement. Craig will look into it. 

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 5:45 p.m. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Jacobsen, Secretary

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