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Meeting Minutes for 06-19-17

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

June 19, 2017

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:32p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Alan Stanaway, Steve Skogman, Susan Tuomela, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Tim Satrang, Director of Public Works; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Sally Yuccas, Librarian Director/Special Events Director; Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney and SGT John Backman, Sheriff’s Department.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the June 5, 2017, special meeting as submitted.

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the June 5, 2017, 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, 2017, totaling $135,346.60 (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, 2017, totaling $522,865.49 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried.

 

Public Forum:

 

  • No one spoke during the public forum

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Happy early Birthday to Mildred “Millie” Babbini turning 92 on July 4th

 

The City Administrator reported on the following:

 

Welcome Heliene USA, Inc. to the Mountain Iron Community, took over the Silicon Energy lease at the Solar Plant

Director of Public Works:

 

  • Water line repairs start June 20th, please watch workers
  • Batting cage open at South Grove Recreation
  • Fresh sand at West Two Rivers Campground beach

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to authorize the purchase of 750KVA 3PH Pad transformer from RESCO for the quoted price of $14,351. The costs for the transformer would be reimbursed by the School District. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Skogman to authorize the purchase of 6000 gallons of dust control from Envirotech to apply to gravel roads for the St. Louis County bid price of $0.879 per gallon for a total price of $5,274. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator:

 

  • Summer Library hours, Monday-Friday 10-5pm, closed on Saturdays
  • Mountain Iron 4th of July Event
    • Parade starts at 9:30
    • Events and races at Football field following Parade
  • Merritt days committee continue to meet (every two weeks as event nears)
    • Event days being August 11th and 12th
  • Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00pm, “Novels of the Arrowhead Region,” with Author William Durbin

 

Sheriff’s Department:

 

  • No formal report

 

City Attorney:

 

  • No formal report

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve the recommendation of the Personnel Committee and hire the following individuals to the Mountain Iron Fire Department as paid on call firefighters:

 

  • Mark Madden
  • Kyle Tomceyk
  • Tom Autio Jr.

 

The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to approve Resolution #20-17; Declaring cost to be assessed, and ordering preparation of proposed assessment. Once the assessment role is completed it will be presented to the City Council and a Public Hearing will be scheduled on the proposed assessment (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to approve Resolution #21-17; Authorizing the acceptance of Donated land. Northward Properties, LLC, in lieu of granting an easement over Outlot A and the North ½ of Park Ridge Drive has agreed to directly convey the real estate to the City of Mountain Iron in exchange for no ($0) consideration, as a donation on the part of Northward Properties (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to move the regularly scheduled meeting date from Monday, July 3rd to Wednesday, July 5th  at 6:30pm due to the 4th of July Holiday. The motion carried.

 

The council reviewed the list of communications.

 

Councilor Skogman suggested that letters be sent to all Advisory Boards and Committees to seek interest and submit an applicant in regards to being part of the Board which will be updating Codes and Ordinances.

 

Councilor Stanaway wanted to thank all of those that attended his father, Lloyd Stanaway’s 90th birthday party which was held on Saturday, June 10th at the Senior Center.

 

At 6:54p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Skogman that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

 

Submitted by:

 

 

 

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

www.mtniron.com

 

 

Communications:

 

  1. Thank you from the Minnesota Association of Small Cities (MAOSC) for being a part of the association and adding to the many cities that support MAOSC.
  2. Thank you from the Merritt Elementary PTA for the donation to their 4th Annual “Kid Fit Carnival.”
  3. Thank you from the Mountain Iron-Buhl High School Yearbook for the support and for sponsoring pages within the yearbook for the 2016-2017 School year.

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