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Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2013

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

JULY 15, 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; Jill M. Clark, Municipal Services Secretary; Rod Flannigan, City Engineer; Michael Downs, Director of Public Works; John Backman, Sergeant; and Brian Lindsay, City Attorney.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the July 1, 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 July 1-15, 2013, totaling $1,090,788.40, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period July 1-15, 2013, totaling $535,171.18, (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.

 

During the public forum, Elizabeth Wefel, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, presented a report on the Coalitions activities over the previous year.

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Wal-Mart.  He said that the site preparation work had started at Rock Ridge Development for Wal-Mart Superstore.
  • K & L Auto Sales.  He welcomed the new business that sells pre-driven vehicle to Mountain Iron.  He said that they are located at the intersection of County Road 7 and Unity Drive.
  • Hometown Focus.  He announced the development of a new article to appear in the newspaper.  He said the “Happenings in Mountain Iron” will begin soon.  He requested that anyone wanting to submit information for the newspaper article, turn them into the City Administrator or the Mayor.

 

The City Administrator reported on the following:

 

  • Baseball Program.  He said that the season is almost over.  He said that the City will be hosting the Majors Tournament in South Grove next week. 

 

The Director of Public Works said that the following quotes were received for dust control material:

            Envirotech Services, Inc.                       6900 @ $0.79 per gallon                      $5,451.00

            Edwards Oil/Trimark Ind.                     6900 @ $0.743 per gallon                    $5,126.70

It was moved by Tuomela and seconded by Prebeg to award the quote for dust control material to Edwards Oil/Trimark Industrial at their low quote of 6900 gallons at $0.743 per gallon.  The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Stanaway, yes; Tuomela, yes; Prebeg, yes; Zupancich, absent; and Skalko, abstain.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 22-13, awarding bids for the construction of Unity Drive between South Grove and Unity Second Addition to Hibbing Excavating Incorporated with a bid of $586,445.50, (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 Stanaway and seconded by Prebeg to adopt Resolution Number 23-13, calling for bids for sidewalk improvements on Main Street, Mountain Avenue, and Mud Lake Road to Enterprise Drive South, (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 authorize the annual allocation to the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce for the Mineview in the Sky in the amount of $2,500.00.  The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Prebeg, yes; Zupancich, absent; Stanaway, yes; Tuomela, yes; and Skalko, yes.

 

The Council reviewed the Communication from Saint Louis County regarding the apportionment received for the wind energy in Mountain Iron in the amount of $15,148.80.

 

At 7:03 p.m., it was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to recess the regular meeting and enter into a closed session to discuss management negotiations.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

The closed meeting was called to order at 7:08 p.m. by Mayor Skalko 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; and Brian Lindsay, City Attorney.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to adjourn the closed session and reconvene the regular meeting.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

At 7:30 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

 

Submitted by:

 

 

Jill M. Clark, MMC

Municipal Services Secretary

 

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