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Meeting Minutes for February 01, 2016

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

February 1, 2016

 

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, Tony Zupancich and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Michael Downs, Director of Public Works; Sally Yuccas, Librarian Director/Special Events Director; and John Backman Sheriff’s Department. Absent Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney and Rod Flannigan, City Engineer.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the January 20, 2016, Special meeting as submitted.

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the January 20, 2016, 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 January 16-31, 2016 totaling $454,580.17 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period January 16-31, 2016, totaling $158,016.20 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried on a roll call vote with all members present.

 

Mayor’s Report

 

  • No outstanding news to report

 

The City Administrator reported the following:

 

  • Comprehensive Plan.  There will be a visioning session and associated survey on February 10, 2016 at 6:00pm. Invites public to attend.
  • South Garden Drive project meeting, scheduled before next City Council meeting at 5:30pm.

 

The Director of Public Works reported on the following:

 

  • Meter Installations.  Residents in the West Virginia area need to call for appointments to install new meters. 

 

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator report. 

 

  • Monthly Report.  Submitted the January 2016 report to the Council
  • Coffee and Farewell Celebration for Rhonda McConnell.  Scheduled February 9thfrom 1-3:00 p.m.
  • Minnesota Gangsters Program.  Scheduled for next Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m., at the Mountain Iron Library.
  • “Got Stress, stress management” class. Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
  • January was great month for Mountain Iron Library. Roughly 1,212 patrons visited.

 

 

Sheriff’s department:

 

  • SGT Backman announced the arrival of his granddaughter into the family, making him a grandpa.

 

Personnel committee:

  • Unable to conduct interviews before City Council meeting.  Scheduled interviews for the Accounting Technician position, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. May call special meeting to approve the hiring.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich to post internally for all AFSCME Local 453 Members, the Assistant Librarian position for a minimum of seven days as presented. If there are no applications received internally for the positions, that Staff be authorized to advertise externally.  Motion carried with all members present.

 

Stanaway commented that at last Safety and Health meeting, American Red Cross mentioned the possibility of conducting a Blood Drive in Mountain Iron. City Administrator working with American Red Cross with the possible usage of the Community Center to conduct Blood Drive, with dates to be determined and posted.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to reschedule next City Council meeting due to President’s day. Rescheduled to Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Public Hearing meeting to be conducted at 5:30 p.m.  Motion carried with all members present.

 

The Council reviewed the list of communications.

 

The St. Louis Iron Range Youth in Action requests donation, 25 students’ grades 9-12, with previous donation of $500 in 2015.  Mayor expressed that this group does several positive community oriented activities. It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to donate $500, to the St. Louis County Iron Range Youth in Action program, out of the Charitable Gambling Fund. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote. 

 

Quad Cities Rotary Club, requests sponsorship to their “An Evening of Illusions” event. It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to make a donation of $250, to the Quad Cities Rotary Club, out of the Charitable Gambling Fund. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote. 

 

At 6:46 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned.  Motion carried with all members present.

 

Submitted by:                                                               

Amanda Inmon                                                 

Municipal Services Secretary                                         

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