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May 4, 2020 City Council Minutes

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MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

May 4, 2020

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:31p.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, 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. Approve the minutes of the April 20, 2020, 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 April 16-30, totaling $246,193.69 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).
  4. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period April 16-30, totaling $140,629.67 (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 JoAnn Terrio-Pernu
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Marcia Gellerstedt (Babbini)
  • Thank you to all Essential workers in the Nation that are keeping our Country working

City Administrator:

  • West II Rivers Campground – opening June 1st – continue to monitor
  • Summer Recreation Programs – still no decision if this will be available during summer
  • The City’s financial situation hasn’t changed, still currently in a good spot

Director of Public Works:

  • Power outage recently
  • Friday, May 1st caused by an interruption with the feed from Virginia
  • Saturday, May 2nd, tree down causing interruption in Parkville area
  • Any damage caused by snow plow/loader during the winter months, please contact City Hall
  • List is being started for future repair
  • Downtown Mountain Iron sewers currently being slip-lined
  • Pot hole repair/vegetation control in progress as well as brush clearing throughout the City

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator:

  • Mountain Iron Library is currently closed until further notice
  • Monday, May 4th, Mountain Iron Library will begin curbside pickup
  • Curbside pickup service will allow for pickup of items by appointment only
  • Curbside pickup location will be on Library front steps
  • For requests, questions or more information call the Library at 735-8625

Sheriff’s Department:

  • No formal report
  • Please do not feed bears

City Engineer:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve Change Order No. 1 – Downtown Sanitary Sewer Improvement project amendment, allowing Insituform Technologies USA, Inc, to complete additional CIPP lining in Phase 2, which could not be completed originally due to condition of pipe, for the price of $7,500. The motion carried on roll call vote.

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Buria to approve Resolution #09-20; Accepting Bids and awarding bids to KGM Contractors for Improvement 18-06, Mountain Iron Drive between 12th Street and Southerly Corporate Limits of the City, for the bid price of $543,090.85 (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve Resolution #10-20; Authorizing the City to enter into a Cooperative Construction Agreement with MNDoT and the City of Virginia, for the Highway 53/13th Street project, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

Local Board and Appeal and Equalization Meeting will be held on May 12, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm via electronic means. To submit appeal, mail in to City of Mountain Iron or call in information. All appeals must be received by 6:00 pm on May 12, 2020.

  • Individuals should first contact the Assessor’s office to discuss their concerns, if they still disagree with the valuation/classification after discussing it with the Assessor, they can submit an appeal in writing to the local Board of Appeal and Equalization at City Hall. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed.

At 7:00p.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

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