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Meeting Minutes for July 05, 2011

MINUTES
MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL
JULY 5, 2011

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Tony Zupancich, Susan Tuomela, Ed Roskoski, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Anderson, Municipal Services Secretary; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; Rod Flannigan, City Engineer; and John Backman, Sergeant.

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

1. Add the following item to the agenda:
IV. A. 3. Hendrickson-Wiegman Wedding Reception Permission to
Serve Alcohol

2. Approve the minutes of the June 20, 2011, regular meeting as submitted.

3. 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.

4. To acknowledge the receipts for the period June 16-30, 2011, totaling $204,578.48, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

5. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period June 16-30, 2011, totaling $397,702.48, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Mayor commented on the following:

– 4th of July Celebration. He thanked Sally Peterangelo, Librarian/Special Events Coordinator, Lenny Albrecht, Recreation Department Employee, and William Haapala, West II Caretaker, and the other employees working on the event, for a successful celebration. He said that the event was well attended. 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to change the regular August City Council meetings to Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. and August 23, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The motion carried with Roskoski voting no.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to accept the resignation from Allen Nelson from the Economic Development Authority and the Cable Commission effective immediately and post the two open positions in the Hometown Focus, Public Access Television, and the City bulletin boards, with an application acceptance dates of July 11-22, 2011. The motion carried with Roskoski voting no.
It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to allow the Hendrickson/Wiegman wedding reception to serve alcohol at the Mountain Iron Community Center on July 30, 2011 providing they submit proof of an on-sale license holder prior to the event. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Zupancich to have the hose waiver system report, compiled by the Trenti Law Firm, forwarded to the Mountain Iron Fire Chief for any necessary implementation. The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to approve the quote from Gulbranson Excavating for the installation of a three phase underground electric feed along Enterprise Drive North for an estimated amount of $8,450.00. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Tuomela to authorize change order number three for the Gravel Access Road Improvement Project increasing the contract amount by $8,000.00 for a total contract of $137,615.75. The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to approve the Sign Retroreflectivity Evaluation Policy, as submitted, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to authorize Benchmark Engineering to complete a Stop Sign Study for the stop signs located at the intersection of Unity Drive and Carnation Avenue and to include in that study, discussions with the YMCA and residents living in the area. It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to amend the motion to include a review by the Public Safety and Health Board. The amendment to the motion carried. The amended motion carried.

The following liaison reports were given:

– Library Board. Councilor Tuomela updated the Council on the June 2011 Library usage and reporting that the Library has achieved an all-time record for attendance and circulation in the history of the Mountain Iron Library. 
– Street and Alley Committee. Councilor Roskoski reviewed the discussions from the June 22, 2011, meeting. He said the discussion included the Sign Retroreflectivity Policy, removal and replacement of the calendar parking signs, name for a street in the Kinross area, the West Virginia storm water study, and the County Road 7 overlay slated to be completed by Saint Louis County in 2013. 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 15-11, calling for a public hearing on proposed assessments for improvements to Old Highway 169, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to adopt Resolution Number 16-11, calling for a public hearing on proposed assessments for improvements to Mill Avenue, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to authorized Jeff & Greg Properties Inc., dba: B.G.’s Bar & Grill, for the Babinski wedding reception at the Mountain Iron Community Center on July 9, 2011. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Tuomela to award the bid for the Fire Hall Building Remodeling Project to T.M. Construction in the amount of $48,547.00. The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski to contribute $500 to the Children’s Memorial Park with the contribution coming from the Charitable Gambling Fund. The motion carried.

At 7:17 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

Submitted by:

Jill M. Anderson, CMC
Municipal Services Secretary

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COMMUNICATIONS
1. Connie Rabideaux, a letter requesting that the library fence be repaired and replaced.
2. The Friends of the Children’s Memorial Park, a letter informing the City of a proposed Children’s Memorial Park and requesting support and participation of the City.
3. Saint Louis County, forwarding a notice of a public hearing for consideration on proposed text amendments to the Saint Louis County Zoning Ordinance. 

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