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Meeting Minutes for March 03, 2008

MINUTES
MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 3, 2008

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Alan Stanaway, Ed Roskoski, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Absent member included: Tony Zupancich. 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:

1. Add to the Agenda; Park and Rec. 2. Campground Rates.

2. Approve the minutes of the February 20, 2008, City Council meeting as submitted.

3. 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.

4. To acknowledge the receipts for the period February 16-29, 2008, totaling $ , (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

5. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period February 16-29, 2008, totaling $ , (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

Public forum, Pastor Kristin Foster, thanking the Council for their support of SWOP, seeking 501C3 status. Requesting participation, jobs in the City, 11-14 year kids work, would like a representative from the Council to serve on the SWOP Board. Will hire 30 kids to work from the 3 communities. The Board meets seven times per year. The Mayor asked if anyone from the Council would like to represent the City on the Board. Have the Council complete the Board position on a rotating basis. 

Mayor’s report-nothing. Ed questioned whether the City would be meeting with the other communities regarding the cooperation thing with City of Buhl, MIB School District, City of Kinney, City of Mountain Iron, and Great Scott Township. Monday, March 31, 2008. 

Admin.

Mt. Manor-only three vacancies. CDBG grant will be coming in to convert the one bedroom to two bedroom units.

DVD. Meeting
Employee Badges. Done. 
Quad Cities Sign. Graffiti on the sign. Looking for who did it.
Ed-Mt Manor-what was the key thing to get the apartment complex filled. CJW-lowering the age, Mgmt. company, upgrades completed. 
Ed-Does the City have a written policy regarding people damaging City property. How are the charges calculated. CJW-more than policies, billing policy to pay for the repairs, replacement costs, court system-state statutes. Restitution.
Ed-Briarwood Estates-heard anything more. CJW heard nothing.
Ed-Last summer article about W-2. Slam with the garbage in the water. Who is going to clean up the mess now-bad PR. CJW if there is a problem, the City will take care of it. 
Joe-have the SWOP workers do the cleanup.
CJW-maybe get a nice retired guy to do the cleanup.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to direct Benchmark Engineering to prepare plans and specifications to replace and repair the final clarifier system at the Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility. The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski to accept the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board to increase the rates at the West Two Rivers Campground as follows effective immediately: 

Daily Camping $20.00 per day/night
Weekly Camping $120.00 per week
Monthly Camping $400.00 per month

Medium Pavilion Use $25.00 per day
Large Pavilion Use $35.00 per day

The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

Sheriff’s Department-nothing

Engineer-nothing.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skalko to accept the recommendation of the Personnel Committee and offer the Foreman Position to Michael Downs. The motion carried with Roskoski voting no and Zupancich absent.

Liaison report. 
Ed-Parks and Recreation-discussion about moving the ballfield in West Virginia, EDA will also be discussing. EDA wants the property. Doesn’t want to see the ballfied eliminated. FYI for the Council. Mayor said that for a town of 3,000 there is five field, Wolf, 2 in South Grove and West Virginia, and one owned by the School.

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Stanaway to adopt Resolution Number 12-08, supporting submission for a federal grant for the purpose of developing and constructing a Quad Cities Regional Water and Wastewater System, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Zupancich absent. 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Prebeg to authorize payment request number two to H. G. Harvey Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $1,237.00 for the South Grove Warming House Project. The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skalko to waive the rental fees for the Community Center for April 26, 2008, for a benefit for Larry Wiitala. The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

Communications

It was moved by Roskoski and seconded by Stanaway to set the 2008 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting for April 8, 2008, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The motion carried with Zupancich absent.

Open discussion:

Ed-TIF Votes. Clarification regarding the comments made at the last City Council meeting.

At 7:19 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. Anderson, CMC/MMCA
Muncipal Services Secretary 

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