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Meeting Minutes for May 15, 2000

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Mayor Brunfelt called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the following members present: Carolyn Olsen, Joe Matanich, Curt Piri, and Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Absent member: Stephen Skogman. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Forseen, Deputy Clerk; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; Larry Nanti, Recreation Director; Sam Aluni, City Attorney; Rick Vidmar, County Appraiser; and Greg French, City Engineer.

It was moved by Olsen and supported by Piri that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

1. Add the following items to the consent agenda:

VII. I. Communications

5. Letter of appreciation from the Eveleth Fire Department.

J. Resolution Number 19-00

2. Approve the minutes of the May 1, 2000, regular meeting as submitted.

3. Approve the minutes of the May 9, 2000, Board of Review meeting as submitted.

4. 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.

5. Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period May 1-15, 2000, totaling $77,460.53, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

6. Acknowledge the receipts for the period May 1-15, 2000, totaling $113,454.97, (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.

At 6:32 p.m., it was moved by Matanich and supported by Piri to recess the regular meeting and reconvene the Board of Review meeting. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0065-00150 owned by Ed Roskoski, 820 South 16th Avenue, Virginia to $32,400. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0055-02170 owned by Mark Kailanen, 5424 Mineral Avenue, Mountain Iron to $89,500. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Piri to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0071-00780 owned by Thomas Baczewski, 8551 Spring Park Road to $96,900. The motion carried.

It was moved by Olsen and supported by Matanich to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0070-01647 owned by Gary Skalko, 5372 Mineral Avenue, Mountain Iron to $89,300. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0070-01644 owned by Gary Skalko, 5366 Mineral Avenue, Mountain Iron to $85,700. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Piri to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0055-01295 owned by R. Michael Grahek, 18 Garden Drive, Mountain Iron to $77,200. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0055-01390 owned by Eugene McNeil, 8581 Spring Park Road, Parkville to $26,900. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0071-05023 owned by Harold McGregor, 4860 Butler Road, Mountain Iron to $141,000. The motion carried.

It was moved by Olsen and supported by Piri to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and make no changes to the valuation of parcel 175-0065-00080, 175-0065-00090, 175-0065-00110, and 175-0065-00170 owned by Sandra Girard, Northwoods Mall. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Piri to accept the recommendation of the County Real Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0070-01325 owned by Thomas Nikolanci, 80 Park Drive, Mountain Iron to $125,800. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and re-classify parcel 175-0070-01936 owned by Debra Custard from seasonal (152/0) to homestead (201/1). The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0055-00930 owned by Lawrence Tokarczyk, 25 Fairview Lane, Mountain Iron to $163,300. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0071-05005 owned by Hubert Johnson, 4701 Elbow Lake Road, Iron to $89,400. The motion carried.

It was moved by Olsen and supported by Piri to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0055-00580, Leonard Dimberio, 22 Fairview Lane, Mountain Iron to $103,800. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich to accept the recommendation of the County Real Estate Appraiser and lower the valuation on parcel 175-0055-00600 owned by Gladys Johnson, 24 Fairview Lane, Mountain Iron to $102,000. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich to make no change to the valuation of parcel 175-0069-00935 owned by Brian Zubert, Meadowbrook Apartments, West Virginia. The motion carried.

At 6:45 p.m., it was moved by Olsen and supported by Matanich that the Board of Review meeting be adjourned and reopen the regular meeting. The motion carried.

At 6:46 p.m., it was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to recess the regular meeting and convene the public hearing for Tax Increment Financing District #12. The motion carried.

The City Administrator reviewed the proposed Tax Increment Financing District #12 with the City Council.

There were no public comments made and no communications received regarding Tax Increment Financing District #12.

At 6:48 p.m., it was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen that the public hearing be adjourned and the regular meeting be reconvened. The motion carried.

During the public forum, Ed Roskoski requested copies of the AFSCME Contract and the Management Negotiations, if they were approved.

The Director of Public Works advised the Council that there is a large trash collection scheduled for June.

The City Administrator advised the Council that a quote was only requested from Heisel Brothers for the air conditioning system in the Senior Center because they are installing the heating system in the facility.

It was moved by Olsen and supported by Matanich to award the quote on the Senior Center air conditioning system to Heisel Brothers for an installation price of $8,650. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to adopt Resolution Number 16-00, Tax Increment Financing District Number 12, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Olsen to adopt Resolution Number 17-00, Modification to Tax Increment District Number 11, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to approve the out-of-state travel for office staff to Madison, Wisconsin for two persons to attend two separate training sessions, with the City Administrator meeting with affected city staff and the Union Representative to answer any questions regarding what will be reimbursed by the City. The motion carried.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich to authorize City Staff to purchase materials for construction of a patio behind the new City Hall/Community Center at a cost of $6,134.40. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to approve the AFSCME contract dated May 1, 2000 to April 30, 2003. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Matanich to authorize the Personnel Committee to proceed with Management negotiations. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Olsen to set a Special Meeting to award bids on kitchen equipment and chairs for the Community Center for 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, May 18, 2000. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Piri to adopt Resolution Number 18-00, authorizing the sale of property, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Olsen and supported by Matanich to accept the recommendation of the Library Board and approve the hiring of Amanda Avikainen for part-time summer labor at the Library. The motion carried.

The Mayor read the correspondence received from the Eveleth Fire Department, thanking the Mountain Iron Fire Department for their assistance at the apartment fire in Eveleth. The Council directed the Administrator to pass the letter onto the Mountain Iron Fire Department.

It was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen to adopt Resolution Number 19-00, authorizing the Quad Cities Economic Development Authority, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Matanich voting no.

The Mayor gave a legislative update to the Council.

During the open discussion the following Council members spoke:

Councilor Olsen asked what the status of the street renovations were. The City Administrator said that there is a public hearing set for June 5th for the special assessments.

Councilor Matanich said that he was pleased to hear that the Parkville School was sold.

Councilor Olsen asked what the status of the Mesabi Trail was. The City Engineer and Councilor Piri gave a brief update.

Councilor Matanich asked what work needs to be completed on the City Hall/Community Center building. The City Administrator said that the Representative has to come to Mountain Iron to start the heating system and test it. The Director of Public Works said that there is still some internal wiring to be completed.

At 7:15 p.m., it was moved by Piri and supported by Olsen that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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