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Meeting Minutes for March 15, 2010

MINUTES
MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 15, 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; Tom Cvar, Fire Chief; Rod Flannigan, City Engineer (entering at 6:37 p.m.); and Louis Russo, City Council Consultant (entering at 6:58 p.m.).

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

2. Approve the minutes of the March 1, 2010, special 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 March 1-15, 2010, totaling $192,024.78, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

5. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period March 1-15, 2010, totaling $482,817.94, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich that the following item be approved:

1. Approve the minutes of the March 1, 2010, regular meeting as submitted.

The motion carried.

No one spoke during the public forum.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway City Engineer to authorize payment request number five to Magney Construction for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility in the amount of $51,547.26. The motion carried on the following roll call vote: Zupancich, yes; Stanaway, yes; Roskoski, no; Prebeg, yes; and Skalko, yes.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Roskoski to approve the quote from Midwest Playscapes for the playground equipment for the Ann’s Acres Park in the amount of $31,311.20. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Prebeg to accept the recommendation of the Public Safety and Health Board and appoint Dr. Ed Anderson as the First Responder Medical Director. The motion carried.
It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to accept the recommendation of the Personnel Committee and accept of resignation and retirements from the Mountain Iron Fire Department and the Mountain Iron First Responders as follows: 

Mountain Iron Fire Department Jerry Knapper, Resignation
Jeremy Waldron, Resignation
James Kochevar, Resignation
Don Dahl, Resignation
Greg Chad, Retirement
Alan Mattila, Retirement
Mountain Iron First Responders Alan Mattila, Retirement

The motion carried on the following roll call vote: Roskoski, yes; Prebeg, yes; Zupancich, yes; Stanaway, yes; and Skalko, no.

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Zupancich to accept the low quote of Swanson and Youngdale to paint and patch the basement walls and ceiling at the Mountain Iron Library basement in the amount of $12,500.00. The motion carried on the following roll call vote: Prebeg, yes; Zupancich, yes; Stanaway, yes; Roskoski, no; and Skalko, yes.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich to approve the plans and specifications for the Wolf and West Virginia ball field renovations and to advertise for bids. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Stanaway to waive the Community Center building rental fees for the Care Partners on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The motion carried.

The Council reviewed the list of communications. 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skalko to direct City Staff to advertise for volunteer firemen. The motion carried.

At 7:05 p.m., it was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to recess the regular meeting and go into closed session to discuss contract negotiations with AFSCME Local Union #453. The motion carried.

Mayor Skalko called the closed session of the City Council meeting to order at 7:25 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; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; and Louis Russo, City Council Consultant.

At 7:44 p.m., it was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to adjourn the closed session and reconvene the regular meeting. The motion carried.

At 7:44 p.m., it was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Roskoski that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

Submitted by:

Jill M. Anderson, CMC/MMCA
Municipal Services Secretary

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COMMUNICATIONS

1. Ron Alto, Debi Lewis, and the Mesabi Avenue Families, a thank you for the service provided during a water line break.

2. Mesabi Family YMCA, an invitation to the Annual YMCA Strong Kids Auction on April 23, 2010.

3. St. Louis County Fair Association, requesting financial support for the 2010 Fair.

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