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Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2002

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

JULY 15, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Brunfelt with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Stephen Skogman, Joe Matanich, Ed Roskoski, and Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Forseen, Municipal Services Secretary; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; Joe Stewart, Sergeant; and Larry Nanti, Recreation Director.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Skogman that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

1. Approve the minutes of the July 1, 2002, regular meeting as submitted.

2. That the communications be accepted, placed on file, and those requiring further action by the Council be acted upon during their proper sequence on the agenda.

3. Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period July 1-15, 2002, totaling $281,897.72, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

4. Acknowledge the receipts for the period July 1-15, 2002, totaling $325,233.03, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion to adopt the consent agenda carried on the following roll call vote: Prebeg, yes; Skogman, yes; Matanich, yes; Roskoski, no; and Brunfelt, yes.

No one was present for the public forum.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to award the crack sealing project to Northwest Asphalt Maintenance Incorporated based on their low quote of $.548 per pound installed for a total project amount of $10,000 to be paid for from the Capital Improvement budget. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to authorize City Staff to seek quotes for street pavement striping using an epoxy coating. The motion carried with Councilor Roskoski voting no.

The Council reviewed the Sheriffs Department activity report for the month of June. 

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman to authorize City Staff to seek quotes on the replacement of one set of dasher boards for the Recreation Department. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg to authorize the street closures for Merritt Days, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to authorize City Staff to take all appropriate action at 5681 Mineral Avenue regarding removal of unlicensed vehicles by a towing service and having the yard clean up completed by a contractor and bill the services to the property owner according to the city ordinance. The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Matanich to table the Ferrellgas building permit, direct the Fire Chief to present a report and appear at the next regular meeting and seek information from the State Fire Marshall’s office regarding the regulations on the permit and reconsider the permit at the next regular meeting. The motion carried.

The City Administrator advised the Council that no agreement had been reached yet on the Unity Drive right-of-way issue. 

The Mayor advised the Council that he would report on the Downtown Committee at the next regular meeting. 

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman to adopt Resolution Number 28-02, intent to expand service area, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Roskoski voting no.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution Number 29-02, approving plans and calling for bids, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Matanich to incorporate an add alternate to the street improvement bid the portion of the street from Enterprise Drive South east to County Road 7 and notify property owners of a special assessment. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to approve the Temporary Liquor License for the Ducks Unlimited Banquet at the Community Center on September 5, 2002. The motion carried.

The Council discussed the request for waiving the building rental fee for the Ducks Unlimited banquet on September 5, 2002 at the Mountain Iron Community Center. The Council took no action on this matter and stated that the fee will stand.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Skogman to authorize City Staff to hire Election Judges for the primary and general election. The motion carried.

The Council discussed the damage to the road at the Costin corner. It was the consensus of the Council to authorize City Staff to speak with the Minnesota Department of Transportation regarding the damages to the road with all of the hauling on the road.

The Council reviewed the list of communications.

The Mayor had nothing additional to report.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Prebeg to direct City Staff to speak to the Fire Department regarding the training drill scheduled in Parkville on August 10th regarding blocking Old Highway 169 during the Merritt Days celebration and request that the training drill be rescheduled for a later date. The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman to refer the parking situation on Unity Drive by the Mesabi Family YMCA to the Street Committee to review and make a recommendation. The motion carried.

At 7:21 p.m., it was moved by Roskoski and supported by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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