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Meeting Minutes for March 17, 2014

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

MARCH 17, 2014

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. with the following members present:  Joe Prebeg, Jr., Susan Tuomela, Tony Zupancich, Alan Stanaway, and Mayor Gary Skalko.  Also present were:  Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Clark, Municipal Services Secretary; Michael Downs, Director of Public Works; Sally Peterangelo, Library Director/Special Events Coordinator (leaving at 6:46 p.m.); John Backman, Sergeant; Brian Lindsay, City Attorney; and Rod Flannigan, City Engineer (entering at 6:41 p.m.).

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the March 3, 2014, regular meeting as submitted.

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the March 3, 2014, committee of the whole 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 March 1015, 2014, totaling $195,193.03, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period March 1-15, 2014, totaling $446,286.07, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

No one spoke during the public forum.

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Condolences.  To the Family of Wilbert Johnson of Parkville.
  • Mountain Iron-Buhl Girls’ Basketball Team.  Congratulations to the Team for their fourth consecutive trip to the State Class A Tournament.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to direct City Staff to advertise for the summer seasonal positions until Friday, May 16, 2014.  The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

The City Administrator reported on the following:

 

  • Summer Recreation Programs.  Forms would be distributed to the students at the schools.
  • Positions Available.  The City would be hiring coaches and umpires.
  • West Two Rivers Campground.  Reservations are currently being taken for the campground and the campground will open in mid-May.
  • Climb Incorporated.  Seeking approval of their Charitable Gambling operation at the Sawmill Saloon.  The Council will act on this item under New Business, Item D.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to authorize City Staff to purchase two pickup trucks from Midway Ford at the State bid price as follows:

 

  • 2015 F250 Ford 4 x 4 regular cab with 8’ box – $24,459.07
  • 2014 F150 Ford 4 x 4 regular cab with 6.5’ box – $20,042.42

 

The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to authorize City Staff to purchase a 2015 International Garbage Truck through the State bid and a Packer being purchased through NJPA bid at a total cost of $190,930.56.  The motion carried on a roll call vote.

 

The Public Work Director reminded residents to continue to trickle their water because the City had still been experiencing water service lines being frozen.  He said that a notification would be placed in the newspaper to tell residents when to quit trickling their water.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to accept the recommendation of the Personnel Committee and offer Julie Hansen the Library Substitute Position contingent on passing a physical, drug and alcohol testing, and a background check.  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to accept the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and approve the Conditional Use Permit for an off-site sign for Wal-Mart to be located on Lot 6, Block 3, Rock Ridge Development, Parcel Code 175-0047-00100.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to accept the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and officially deny the rezoning of the following property:

 

All of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, T58N, R18W

All of the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 27, T58N, R18W

All of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 34, T58N, R18W

All of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 34, T58N, R18W

All of the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 34, T58N, R18W

All of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 34, T58N, R18W

All of the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 34, T58N, R18W

All of the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 34, T58N, R18W

 

The property would remain at the Rural Residential designation of the Zoning Ordinance.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to adopt Resolution Number 06-14, authorizing the City of Mountain Iron to make application to and accept funds from the IRRRB Public Works Grant Program for the Mountain Iron Drive Project, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich to adopt Resolution Number 07-14, declaration and grant agreement for the new County Road 102 Project, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to authorize the 2014 allocation to the Greenwood Cemetery Association in the amount of $4,500.  The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Stanaway to adopt Resolution Number 08-14, charitable gambling, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried.

 

At 7:01 p.m. it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion carried.

 

Submitted by:

 

Jill M. Clark, MMC

Municipal Services Secretary

 

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