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Meeting Minutes for June 04, 2001

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

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

1. Add the following item to the agenda:

VI. G. Adjustment to 2001 General Fund Budget-Resolution #13-01

2. Approve the minutes of the May 7, 2001, regular meeting as submitted.

3. Approve the minutes of the May 21, 2001, regular meeting as submitted.

4. 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.

5. Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period May 16-31, 2001 totaling $183,262.96, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

6. Acknowledge the receipts for the period May 16-31, 2001, totaling $96,366.32, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion to adopt the consent agenda carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

During the public forum, Harold “Dodo” McGregor was present and requested that the Council reviewed a bill he was given regarding services provided by the City for a house he moved out of Parkville. He said that he was charged for four hours for the City bucket truck with an operator. He said that there was no bucket truck used, a pickup truck was used with three City Workers. It was the consensus of the Council to have the City Administrator review the bill with Mike Downs and re-calculate Mr. McGregor�s bill.

Also during the public forum, Councilor Roskoski asked if Mr. Jeff Lackner, Quad Cities Economic Development Director, had anything to report to the Council. Mr. Lackner said that he has had some activity but nothing that could be made public at this time.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution Number 12-01, Ordering Improvement and Preparation Plans, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg to make a motion to reconsider the street improvement priorities made at the January 2, 2001 City Council meeting. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Matanich to refer the street improvement priorities back to the Street Committee for a recommendation. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Prebeg to direct the City Administrator to contact the Great Scott Township Chair to discuss cooperative issues and also inquire about the annexation of the Unorganized Township north of Minntac. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Roskoski to direct Staff to pay the back taxes on the Ann’s Acres pump and well site, Lot 1, Block 1, Ann�s Acres Addition, Parcel Code 175-0012-00010, and acquire the land. And further, to allow the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to use the wells for monitoring ground water in the area. The motion carried on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Roskoski to direct Staff to write a letter to the Minnesota Department of Transportation and request that they stripe the Highway 53 and 169 highways in the beginning of the summer. The motion died for lack of support.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg to allow Staff to acquire quotations for the recodification of the City Code. The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution Number 13-01, amending the 2001 budget, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Prebeg to direct the City Administrator to invite the planners to present their proposals for the Old Town area of Mountain Iron at the next city council meeting. The motion carried.

The Council reviewed the library circulation information provided by the City Administrator.

During the open discussion, Councilor Prebeg asked if there was going to be a streetlight installed at the entrance to Enterprise Drive South to the City Hall. The Director of Public Works said there is a plan to install streetlights in that area.

Also during the open discussion, Councilor Prebeg asked what the Mountain Iron Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is doing regarding the Mountain Manor. The City Administrator explained that the HRA is planning a meeting at the Mountain Manor to further advise the residents of what the HRA is doing regarding the Mountain Manor complex.

At 7:17 p.m., it was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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