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Meeting Minutes for January 07, 2013

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

JANUARY 7, 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, Tony Zupancich, Alan Stanaway, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Clark, Municipal Services Secretary; Sally Peterangelo, Librarian; and John Backman, Sergeant.

The City Administrator administered the oath of office to Alan Stanaway.

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

Add the following item to the agenda:

VII. Resolution #01-13, Bank Authorization

Approve the minutes of the December 17, 2012, regular meeting as submitted.

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.

To acknowledge the receipts for the period December 16-31, 2012, totaling $740,238.25, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period December 16-31, 2012, totaling $1,426,428.49, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried unanimously.

No one spoke during the public forum.

The Mayor reported on the following:

IRRRB Grants. He said that the City was awarded a $250,000 grant for the extension of Unity Drive.
Mountain Iron-Buhl Girls Basketball. He said that the MIB Girls Basketball team is currently ranked first in the State. He said that they would be playing the third ranked team in the State, Maranatha Christian Academy, on Saturday Jan 19th at 2:30 in Mountain Iron.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to designate the Trenti Law Firm as the City Attorneys for 2013. The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to designate Benchmark Engineering as the City Engineer for 2013. The motion carried.

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to appoint the Hometown Focus as the official newspaper for the City of Mountain Iron for 2013. The motion carried.

It was moved by Tuomela and seconded by Prebeg to set the regular meetings for the first and third Mondays at 6:30 p.m. for 2013. The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to designate the City’s official depositories as the American Bank, Frandsen Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, US Bank, Twin City Federal, League of Minnesota Cities 4M Fund, Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Northland Securities, Northland Trust, First National Bank of Buhl, and Federal Home Loan Bank, for 2013. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich to appoint Susan Tuomela as Deputy Mayor for 2013. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg to designate Susan Tuomela to serve as an alternate Council Liaison for the Planning and Zoning Commission. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to designate Alan Stanaway to serve as Council Liaison for the Library Board. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich to appoint Alan Stanaway to serve as Council Liaison for the Street and Alley Committee. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to re-appoint Steve Skogman to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission with his term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to re-appoint Barbara Fivecoate to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission with her term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg to re-appoint Bruce Peterson to serve on the Utility Advisory Board with his term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Stanaway to re-appoint Kevin Squillace to the Utility Advisory Board with his term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich to appoint Steve Hunter, Jr. to the Park and Recreation Board with his term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

The Mayor requested that the City Administrator send a letter to Scott McDermid thanking him for his years of service on the Park and Recreation Board.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to re-appoint Natalie Pankratz-Leff to the Park and Recreation Board with her term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to re-appoint Barbara Fivecoate to the Economic Development Authority with her term expiring on December 31, 2017. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to appoint Mary Jacobsen to the Economic Development Authority, filling the remaining term of Alan Stanaway, with her term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich to re-appoint Shirley Congdon to the Library Board with her term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to appoint Kathy Witzman to the Library Board with her term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

The Mayor requested that the City Administrator send a letter to Jackie Jenko thanking her for her years of service on the Library Board.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg to re-appoint Stephen Skogman to the Public Safety and Health Board with his term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to appoint Brittany Chopp, filling the remaining term of Susan Tuomela, to the Public Safety and Health Board with her term expiring on December 31, 2014. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Stanaway to re-appoint Stephen Skogman to the Cable Commission with his term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich to re-appoint Peter Skogman to the Cable Commission with his term expiring on December 31, 2015. The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to authorize the amendment to Lease 13304, with RGGS Land & Minerals, LTD, and payment of the lease in the amount of $190, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Library Director reported on the following:

December, 2012 Report. She submitted her monthly report to the Council
Concert. She advised the Council that there would be a concert, “Ragtime to Riches” with Shannon Gunderson, on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the Library.
Thank you. She thanked Jackie Jenko for her dedication and service on the Library Board.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to adopt the Mountain Iron Strategic Plan, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to re-schedule the next regular meeting to Tuesday, January 22, 2013, because of the Martin Luther King Junior holiday. The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to adopt Resolution Number 01-13, Bank Authorization, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

During the announcements, Councilor Prebeg informed the residents that the 11th Annual Bush Prebeg Memorial Snowmobile Run Fundraiser was scheduled for February 16, 2013, at B.G.’s in Mountain Iron.

At 7:02 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Stanaway that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

Submitted by:

Jill M. Clark, MMC

Municipal Services Secretary

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COMMUNICATIONS

Mountain Iron Senior Citizens, a thank you for the contribution to their Christmas party.

Steve Peterson, Director of Development, IRRRB, a request to appoint a representative to attend and participate in the Laurentian Vision Partnership meetings.

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