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Meeting Minutes for March 01, 2010

MINUTES
MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 1, 2010

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Tony Zupancich, Alan Stanaway, 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 Prebeg that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

A. Approve the minutes of the February 17, 2010, regular meeting as submitted.

B. Approve the minutes of the February 17, 2010, special meeting as submitted.

C. Approve the minutes of the February 22, 2010, committee-of-the-whole meeting as submitted.

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

E. To acknowledge the receipts for the period February 16-28, 2010, totaling $1,092,004.59, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

F. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period February 16-28, 2010, totaling $92,553.12, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote. 

The Council received information on the Wellhead Protection Plan. The Director of Public Works stated that this is a public information meeting on the Wellhead Protection Plan. He stated that there would be a public hearing held when the plan has been completed. Councilor Roskoski had questions on page 31 of the Council packet and page 11 of the Wellhead Protection Plan regarding the trillium in the water. The Director of Public Works answered his questions.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich to set a Labor Management meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Mayor Skalko and Councilor Stanaway attending this meeting. The motion carried.

The City Administrator updated the Council on the following:

 Bonding Bill. The Governor is not supportive of the bonding bill and the proposed recreation complex in Mountain Iron is a part of this bill, so it will most likely not get funded. Although, there is still some funding reserved for planning.
 Lakehead Constructors. Have purchased the Monson Trucking property. He welcomed them to Mountain Iron.
It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Stanaway to authorize payment request number two, the final payment, to Walker Process Equipment, in the amount of $12,465.00 for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Equipment. The carried unanimously on a roll call vote. 

Liaison Reports:

 Street and Alley Committee. Councilor Roskoski requested that the parking situation by the post office be submitted to the Committee for review and consideration. 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skalko to table the request of the Marquette Catholic School Parents Association regarding waiving the building rental fees on April 30, 2010 for the Community Center. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Skalko to set the Local Board of Review meeting for Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to waive the building rental fees for the Mesabi Family YMCA for their fundraiser scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2010. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Stanaway to have all regular, special, committee-of-the-whole, and closed meetings of various Mountain Iron boards, commission, advisory and research groups to have notification of their meetings posted on the City Hall lobby bulletin board, published in Mesabi Daily News under the Range Pulse section and on the public access television channel 7 under the public announcements section. And further, if the purpose of any meeting is deemed confidential, by the City Attorney, and would warrant a closed session, then the meeting notice would specify such. The motion failed on the following the following roll call vote: Stanaway, no; Roskoski, yes; Prebeg, no; Zupancich, no; and Skalko, no. 

The Mayor announced that a mediation session was scheduled with AFSCME Union 65, Local Union 453, on Monday, March 15, 2010.

There was no closed meeting held.

At 7:00 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

Submitted by:

Jill M. Anderson, CMC/MMCA
Municipal Services Secretary

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