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Meeting Minutes for April 12, 1999


Mayor Brunfelt called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following members present: Carolyn Olsen, Stephen Skogman, Joe Matanich, Curt Piri and Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Also present were Craig Wainio, City Administrator and Don Kleinschmidt, Public Works Director.

The following board and commission members were present:

Housing and Redevelopment Authority Rick Anderson, Jon Perpich, and Mike Lambert.

Planning and Zoning Commission Ray Saari, Armiida Rudlong, Steve Giorgi, Dave Skalbeck and Larry Lindholm.

Parks and Recreation Board Jerry Kujala, Joe Prebeg and Steve Jarvi.

Mayor Brunfelt stated that the special meeting was called to discuss and possibly take action on the purchase agreement with D.A. Winters Associates and the IRRRB grant priority requests.

Craig Wainio and Mary Frances Skala gave background on the purchase agreement with D.A. Winters Associates.

Mayor Brunfelt opened the floor to discussion of the purchase agreement from the various board members and then the public.

Mayor Brunfelt stated that the purchase agreement would be presented for City Council action at their regularly scheduled meeting to be held on April 19, 1999.

Mayor Brunfelt opened the floor to discussion of the IRRRB grant priorities with the various boards and public.

Some of the major grant request suggestions were as follows:

Mesabi Trail improvements and construction

Campground repairs and improvements

South Grove hockey rinks

Shower facilities at the campground caretakers building

Move the West Virginia ballfield

Downtown grant

Old Parkville Road construction

Residential housing development

It was moved by Brunfelt and supported by Olsen that the IRRRB grant request will be for additional residential development projects complete with infrastructure with no commitment to any specific site or location. The motion carried.

The Council held a discussion agreeing the IRRRB money could be used for an 8th Street residential development if the City Council chose to.

At 7:23 p.m., it was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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