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Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2013

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

AUGUST 19, 2013

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the following members present:  Joe Prebeg, Jr., Susan Tuomela, Alan Stanaway, and Mayor Gary Skalko.  Absent member included:  Tony Zupancich.  Also present were:  Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Michael Downs, Director of Public Works; Rod Flannigan, City Engineer; and John Backman, Saint Louis County Sergeant.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the August 5, 2013, 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 August 1-15, 2013 totaling $169,474.20, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period August 1-15, 2013, totaling $340,464.32, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Prebeg, yes; Zupancich, absent; Stanaway, yes; Tuomela, yes; and Skalko, yes.

 

No one spoke during the public forum.

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Merritt Days Committee.  He thanked the Committee for another successful Merritt Days Celebration.
  • City Engineer.  Congratulated the Engineer for winning a Division 2D State Barrel Racing Competition.
  • Congratulations.  Councilor Stanaway congratulated his step daughter and son-in-law on the birth of their son, Dominic Lars.  This is his sixth grandchild in their family.

 

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Stanaway to set a labor management meeting for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Mayor Skalko and Councilor Prebeg attending the meeting.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Tuomela and seconded by Prebeg to authorize Staff to participate in the Salvation Army’s HeatShare program, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to approve the amendment to the recycling agreement with Saint Louis County, extending the agreement one year, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Prebeg to authorize the purchase of a transformer from Minnesota Power for the Wal-Mart Store at a cost of $21,706.63, with the understanding that Wal-Mart reimburse the cost of the transformer and the cost of the labor to install it.  The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Stanaway, yes; Tuomela, yes; Prebeg, yes; Zupancich, absent; and Skalko, yes.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to accept the recommendation of the Interview Panel and appoint Greg Chad for the Assistant Fire Chief Position.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 27-13, declaring cost to be assessed, and ordering preparation of proposed assessments, for the water project along County Road 7, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 28-13, entering into Minnesota Department of Transportation agreement number 03756, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to approve the agreement between the City and Wal-Mart concerning the construction of the signal at Highway 169 and Emerald Avenue, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Tuomela and seconded by Prebeg to adopt Resolution Number 29-13, accepting the bid on the sidewalk improvements, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Tuomela, yes; Prebeg, yes; Zupancich, absent; Stanaway, yes; and Skalko, yes.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to authorize Jeff & Greg Properties, Inc., dba:  B. G.’s Bar & Grill to serve alcohol at the John Maki wedding on September 21, 2013 at the Community Center; and also to authorize Margies’s Roosevelt Inc. to serve alcohol at the Donnelly wedding on October 5, 2013.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Stanaway to change the next regular meeting to Tuesday, September 3, 2013, due to the Labor Day holiday.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

At 6:58 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

 

 

 

Submitted by:

Jill M. Clark, MMC

Municipal Services Secretary

www.mtniron.com

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

1.         State of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, notice of public hearing for application   of Minnesota Power for a route permit.

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