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Meeting Minutes for April 10, 2007

MINUTES
MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL
BOARD OF REVIEW
APRIL 10, 2007

Mayor Skalko called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Tony Zupancich, Alan Stanaway, Ed Roskoski, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Jill M. Forseen, Municipal Services Secretary; and John Jokinen, Residential Appraiser for Saint Louis County.

The Residential Appraiser spoke and advised the Council and the audience that the State requires that the valuation amounts be between 90 to 105 percent of the sale price. In order for the City of Mountain Iron to get in to compliance, the County Assessor had to increase both the land and building valuations by 11 percent.

The Residential Appraiser also advised the Council that the Mayor had been the only one trained by the County regarding the Board of Review meetings and he suggested that other Council members consider attending the training to maintain local control of the Board of Review meetings. 

Glen Avikainen, 8750 Fairview Lane, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0055-00300, the valuation went from $69,600 in 2006 to $77,200 in 2007.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Zupancich to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0055-00300. The motion carried.

Stephen Skogman, 8867 Quartz Street, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0020-00820, the valuation went from $88,200 in 2006 to $97,900 in 2007.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Skalko to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0020-00820. The motion carried.

Sarah Skogman, represented by Stephen Skogman, 5724 Mountain Avenue, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0020-00170, the valuation went from $51,900 in 2006 to $57,600 in 2006.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Zupancich to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0020-00170. The motion carried.

John Majetich, 8609 Mud Lake Road, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0071-01616, the valuation went from $86,600 in 2006 to $96,100 in 2007.

It was moved by Zupancich and supported by Stanaway to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0071-01616. The motion carried. 

Steve Christofferson, 5747 Marble Avenue, Parcel Code 175-0010-01130, the valuation went from $86,700 in 2006 to $96,300 in 2007. He said that he paid $79,000 in October of 2006 when he purchased the property and it was appraised at $85,900 by Culbert Realty. 

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Zupancich to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0010-01130. The motion carried.

Harold McGregor, 4860 Butler Road, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0071-05023, the valuation went from $166,500 in 2006 to $184,800 in 2007. He said that the house was built in 1976.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Zupancich to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0071-05023. The motion carried. 

Joseph Scinto, 8781 Fairview Lane, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0055-01210, valuation went from $126,500 in 2006 to $140,500 in 2007. After further discussion, Mr. Scinto withdrew his appeal.

David Bratulich, 8765 Fairview Lane, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0055-01530, valuation went from $85,700 in 2006 to $95,100 in 2007.

It was moved by Stanaway and supported by Zupancich to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0055-01530. The motion carried.

Gloria Nankervis, 8388 Spruce Drive, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0012-00340, valuation went from $102,100 in 2006 to $113,300 in 2007. She requested that their valuation be reduced by at least $10,000 due to the condition of the adjoining property behind them.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Stanaway to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0012-00340 with regard to the neighboring property having excessive junk on their property. The motion carried.

William Luzovich, 5456 Heather Avenue, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0071-01245, valuation went from $120,600 in 2006 to $133,900 in 2007. Mr. Luzovich said that he has a portion of his property that is unusable due to a power line easement through it.

It was moved by Skalko and supported by Roskoski to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0071-01245. The motion carried.

Larry Tviet, 5494 Carnation Avenue, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0013-00020, valuation went from $93,600 in 2006 to $103,800 in 2007. He said that he had an appraisal completed on his property for a home improvement loan in 2005 and it was appraised at $90,000.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported Skalko to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0013-00020. The motion carried.

Matthew Kishel, 5483 Bluebell Avenue, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0013-00170, valuation went from $68,000 in 2006 to $75,500 in 2007. After further discussion, Mr. Kishel withdrew his appeal.

Rainer Makirinne, 4917 Spirit Lake Road, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0058-00100, valuation went from $186,900 in 2006 to $207,500 in 2007.

It was moved by Skalko and supported by Roskoski to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0058-00100. The motion carried.

Paul Jarvi, 4913 Spirit Lake Road, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0058-00110, valuation went from $140,400 in 2006 to $155,800 in 2007 and Parcel Code 175-0058-00210, valuation went from $14,300 in 2006 to $15,900 in 2007.

It was moved by Skalko and supported by Stanaway to direct the Saint Louis County Residential Appraiser to re-evaluate parcel 175-0058-00110 and 00210. The motion carried.

At 7:38 p.m., it was moved by Prebeg and supported by Stanaway to recess the Board of Review Meeting until Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted:

Jill M. Forseen, CMC/MMCA
Municipal Services Secretary

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