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Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2004

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

BOARD OF REVIEW

APRIL 20, 2004

Mayor Skalko called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Allen Nelson, Dale Irish, Ed Roskoski and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Jill Forseen, Municipal Services Secretary, Cindy Okstad, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser for Saint Louis County and John Jokinen, Residential Appraiser for Saint Louis County.

The Mayor outlined the format that would be followed for the meeting. He also stated that the meeting would be recessed tonight and reconvened on Monday, May 3, 2004.

James Jenko, 5729 Marble Avenue, Mountain Iron, Parcel code 175-0010-02310, said that his valuation increased from $58,600 in 2003 to $67,400 in 2004. He said his house was built in 1933 and located in the Oberstar Addition of Costin and was moved to the present location in 1938. Mr. Jenko said that the Giru property, 8870 Granite Street, is similar in size to his property and a nicer home and it was valued at $67,800. 

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Irish to have parcel 175-0010-02310 re-evaluated by the County Assessor, with a recommendation brought to the Board. The motion carried.

Frank Buffetta, 8783 Fairview Lane, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0055-00920, thinks the valuation is too high because he has made no new improvements. 

It was moved by Skalko and supported by Prebeg to have parcel 175-0055-00920 re-evaluated by the County Assessor, with a recommendation brought to the Board. The motion carried.

The following appealed in writing:

James Manion, MMC Properties Virginia, LLC, (Monson Trucking), 8371 Enterprise Drive North, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0032-00220 and 00210, appealed the market valuation for the parcels. 

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skalko to direct the County Assessor to speak with Mr. Manion, Monson Trucking, and explains the valuation on parcels 175-0032-00210 and 00220. The motion carried with Councilor Nelson voting no.

Diane Lasky, 5605 Falcon Avenue, Mountain Iron, Parcel Code 175-0051-00640, requested that her property be re-evaluated.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Irish to have parcel 175-0051-00640 re-evaluated by the County Assessor, with a recommendation brought to the Board. The motion carried.

At 7:30 p.m., it was moved by Prebeg and supported by Roskoski to recess the meeting until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2004. The motion carried.

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