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July 19, 2021 City Council Minutes

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

July 19, 2021

Mayor Anderson called the City Council meeting to order at 6:30p.m. with the following members present: Councilor Joe Prebeg Jr., Ed Roskoski, and Mayor Peggy Anderson. Also present were: Craig Wainio, City Administrator; Tim Satrang, Director of Public Works; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Anna Amundson, Library Director/Special Events Coordinator; Al Johnson, City Engineer; and Kevin Friebe, Sheriff’s Department. Absent members: Councilor Steve Skogman and Councilor Julie Buria.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

  1. Approve the minutes of the July 6, 2021, regular meeting as submitted.
  2. That the communications be accepted and placed on file and those requiring further action by the City Council be acted upon during their proper sequence on the agenda.
  3. To acknowledge the receipts for the period July 1-15, totaling $238,562.20 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes),
  4. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period July 1-15, totaling $592,778.97 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried with Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent.

Public Forum:

  • No one spoke during the public forum

The Mayor reported on the following:

  • Shout out to Councilor Steve Skogman and his family, prayers and thoughts and keep up with the “giant baby steps,” in the right direction

City Administrator:

  • No formal report

Walker, Giroux, and Hahne, LLC. Representative, Tom Kelly discussed the City of Mountain Iron’s 2020 Audit, overall fund position and recommendations for the City.

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Prebeg to accept the 2020 Mountain Iron City Audit as presented. The motion carried unanimously with Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent.

Director of Public Works:

  • Water line issues in Anne’s Acres when new house tried to tap into lines
  • Walk through and start up on Water Treatment Filters – couple punchlines items to complete
  • Severe drought during this the time, DNR is enforcing agency, possible water conservation and restrictions in place in the near future  

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator:

  • Mountain Iron Library a stop on the 2021 “Here Comes the Sun, Solar tour”
  • “Kids Going Solar,” kids activities, stop in activities and take home
  • Thursday, July 22nd from 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday, July 23rd from 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Ends Friday, July 30th
  • Prize pickup and record turn-in starts Monday, August 2nd
  • 2021 National Night Out
  • Thursday, August 5th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Mountain Iron Community Center

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by to accept the Library Director’s report as presented. The motion failed due to lack of second.

Sheriff’s Department:

  • No formal report

City Engineer:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski approve Change Order #2 – for the Mountain Iron Drive Reconstruction Project, with an decrease in the amount by $29,984.75, to KGM Contractors, Angora, MN. The motion carried unanimously with Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski to approve Pay Request No. 4 – Final for 2020 Mountain Iron Drive Reconstruction Project, in the amount of $40,310.90, to KGM Contractors, Angora, MN. The motion carried unanimously with Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent.

City Attorney:

  • No formal report

Liaison:

  • No liaison reports

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Anderson to approve Resolution #13-21; Authorizing the City of Mountain Iron to Make an Application and Accept Funds from the Regional Trails Grant Program from the Department of IRRR (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried unanimously with Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski to approve Resolution #14-21; Accepting Work by KGM Contractors for Improvement No. 18-06 (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried unanimously with Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent.

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Anderson to accept the Fire Department report as presented. The motion carried 2:1 Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent. (Yes: Anderson, Roskoski; No: Prebeg).

Announcements:

  • Thank you to Staff for the great article in the magazine, promoting the West II Rivers Campground
  • Merritt Days Committee meeting on Thursday, July 22nd and Thursday, July 29th @ 6:00pm, Mountain Iron-Buhl High school Commons area
  • Merritt Days Celebration – August 8th – 14th
  • Mountain Iron / Mountain Iron-Buhl Class Reunions
  • Class of 1961 reunion, Friday August 13th – Mac’s Bar (5pm-8pm)
  • Class of 1971 reunion, Saturday, August 14th – BG’s Bar & Grill
  • Class of 1980 reunion, Friday, August 13th & Saturday, August 14th – Mountain Iron American Legion

At 7:31p.m., it was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried unanimously with Councilor Skogman and Councilor Buria absent.

Submitted by:

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

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