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July 20, 2020 City Council Minutes



July 20, 2020


Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:30p.m. with the following members present: Councilor Joe Prebeg Jr., Alan Stanaway, Julie Buria, Steve Skogman, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig Wainio, City Administrator; Tim Satrang, Director of Public Works; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Al Johnson, City Engineer; Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney; and SGT Backman, Sheriff’s Department.


It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Buria that the consent agenda be approved as follows:


  1. Approve the minutes of the July 6, 2020, regular meeting as submitted.


  1. 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.


  1. To acknowledge the receipts for the period July 1-15, totaling $203,518.82 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).


  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period July 1-15, totaling $486,907.81 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).


The motion carried.



Public Forum:


  • No one spoke during the forum


The Mayor reported on the following:


  • Happy belated birthday to Elma Riccio turning 95 years old July 30th
  • Thank you to all those who are keeping the country moving forward!


City Administrator:


  • The Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority is working on a potential building site for a Bread Warehouse, hearing scheduled possibly for next meeting


Director of Public Works:

  • Many projects underway throughout the City of Mountain Iron:
  • Mountain Iron Drive – possible delays due to weather
  • Structural part of Water Tower mostly complete – sandblasting and paint crew starting soon
  • MNDot project – Highway 53/13th Street Intersection improvement project underway


Sheriff’s Department:


  • No formal report



City Engineer:


  • Water Tower project, small Change Orders and modifications received from the Contractor which can be addressed at the next meeting


City Attorney:


  • No formal report


It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Buria to accept the Cable Franchise Agreement as presented with Mediacom Communications Corporation. The motion carried.


At 6:56p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.




Submitted by:





Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary







  1. Primary Election on August 11, 2020, polls will be open from 7:00am until 8:00pm
  2. Mountain Iron Community Center: Precinct #1: IROQUOIS ROOM;

Precinct #2: WACOOTAH ROOM.

  1. Absentee ballots are available at City Hall now through August 10, 2020 for those voters unable to vote on Election Day.
  2. City Hall will also be open for Absentee voting from 10am-3pm on Saturday, August 8th and until 5pm on Monday, August 10th.
  3. Shared Services Study Joint meeting, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Mountain Iron Community Center

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