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June 15, 2020 City Council Minutes

 MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

June 15, 2020

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:37p.m. with the following members present via online ZOOM meeting: 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; Anna Amundson, Library Director/Special Events Coordinator; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Al Johnson, City Engineer; Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney; and SGT John Backman, Sheriff’s Department.

 

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

 

  1. Add the following items to the agenda:
  2. I. Hiring of Firefighters

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the June 1, 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 June 1-15, totaling $177,506.00 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period June 1-15, totaling $388,839.62 (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:

 

  • Condolences to the family and friends of Bruce Peterson
  • Condolences to the family and friends of John & Nancy (Engman) Terrio
  • Thank you to all those that keep the Nation going!

 

City Administrator:

 

  • Summer Recreation Programs – follow CDC and State guidelines
  • Practice in groups of 10
  • No games scheduled yet, no games for T-Ball & Coach pitch this year

 

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Stanaway to maintain the City of Mountain Iron’s current coverage, thus not waiving the monetary limits on municipal tort liability established by MN Statute Section 466.04, and to approve the Liability Coverage with the League of Minnesota Cities. The motion carried.

 

 

Director of Public Works:

  • City Hall Offices and Public Works will be closed July 3rd
  • Friday garbage will be picked up on Monday, July 6th in a double run
  • Recycling Center bins are now located in front of gate
  • No gate key/pass needed
  • Water Tower project preparation underway

 

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator:

 

  • No formal report
  • “Meet up and Chow down,” sponsored by United Way of Northeastern MN, now serving FREE lunches at 8 locations, for more information, contact, Michelle at (218)254-3329
  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA Playground
  • Hibbing Lincoln Elementary School, Door #10
  • Mountain Iron Public Library
  • Virginia HRA (Pine Mill Court)
  • AEOA Virginia
  • Virginia Olcott Park

 

Sheriff’s Department:

 

  • No formal report
  • Do not feed bears

 

City Attorney:

 

  • No formal report

 

City Engineer:

 

  • No formal report
  • Mountain Iron Drive project starting during the week of June 22nd
  • Notice from MN Department of Health, would like the City to conduct an Environmental Study regarding the new Well project

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approved the recommendation of the Personnel Committee and hire the following individuals to the Mountain Iron Fire Department as paid on call firefighters, pending a background check and physical:

 

  • Jack Lind
  • Tyler Nyguard
  • Christopher Beck
  • Dylan Leff
  • Ryan Pavelich

 

 

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Buria to approve Resolution #12-20; Adopting the St. Louis County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.  

 

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Stanaway to approve the COVIE-19 Prepardness Plan for the City of Mountain Iron as presented. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to accept the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board and approve the enclosed agreement, hiring Mrs. Donna Johnson for the West Two Rivers Campground caretaker for the 2020 season. The motion carried.

 

From all the City Councilors and City Staff, have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

 

At  7:12p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Buria that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

 

 

 

Submitted by:

 

 

 

 

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

www.mtniron.com

 

 

 

 

Communications:

 

  1. Louis County Solid Waste & Septic Subcommittee supported Environmental Services’ recommendation to not increase the solid waste disposal fee for mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) for 2021.
  2. Thank you from the Angel Fund for the donation, which directly helps supports people in the area battling cancer.

 

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