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Meeting Minutes for November 18, 2002

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

NOVEMBER 18, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Brunfelt with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Stephen Skogman, Joe Matanich, Ed Roskoski, and Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Forseen, Municipal Services Secretary; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; Karen Luoma, Librarian; Steve Giorgi, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z); Jim Giorgi, P & Z; Sam Aluni, City Attorney; Amy Loiselle, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman that the consent agenda be approved as follows:

Add the following item to the agenda

VI. F. Library Grants

Approve the minutes of the November 6, 2002, special meeting as submitted.

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

Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period November 1-15, 2002, totaling $315,121.85, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

Acknowledge the receipts for the period November 1-15, 2002, totaling $85,284.67, (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.

Steve Giorgi, Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), advised the Council that the P & Z met before the City Council meeting and recommended that the City Council approve the variance application for Taylor Investment Corporation for the lots surrounding Mashkenode Lake, approve the Mashkenode Lake East Addition plat, and that the City�s Shoreland Ordinance be amended to reflect the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource�s recommendations.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Skogman to accept the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and approve the variance application for Taylor Investment Corporation and allow a 100-foot building setback and a 75-foot sanitation setback from the ordinary high water mark for the lots around Mashkenode Lake as follows:

Section 22, Township 58 North, Range 18 West Acres Parcel Code 

Southeast Quarter (SE �) of Northeast Quarter (NE �) 40 175-0071-02990

Northeast Quarter (NE �) of Southeast Quarter (SE �) 40 175-0071-03090

Southeast Quarter (SE �) of Southeast Quarter (SE �) 40 175-0071-03120

Section 23, Township 58 North, Range 18 West Acres Parcel Code

Northwest Quarter (NW �) of Northeast Quarter (NE �) 40 175-0071-03140

Lot 8 (South One-Half (S �) of Northeast Quarter (NE �) 39.5 175-0071-03150

Lot 1 (East One-Half (E �) of Northwest Quarter (NW �) 45 175-0071-03160

Northwest Quarter (NW �) of Northwest Quarter (NW �) 40 175-0071-03170

Lot 2 (Southwest Quarter (SW �) of Northwest Quarter (NW �) 36 175-0071-03180 & 03190

Lot 3 (Northwest Quarter (NW �) of Southwest Quarter (SW �) 25.5 175-0071-03200

Lot 4 (Southwest Quarter (SW �) of Southwest Quarter (SW �) 31.5 175-0071-03210

Lot 5 (East One-Half (E �) of Southwest Quarter (SW �) 39.5 175-0071-03220

Part of Lot 6 (Southwest Quarter (SW �) of Southeast 

Quarter (SE �) lying north of County Road 7 11 175-0071-03240

Part of Lot 7 (North One-Half (N �) of Southeast Quarter (SE �)

lying north of County Road 7 38 175-0071-03230

Section 26, Township 58 North, Range 18 West Acres Parcel Code

Part of Northeast Quarter (NE �) of Northwest Quarter (NW �)

lying north of County Road 7 9 175-0071-03730

Part of Northwest Quarter (NW �) of Northwest Quarter (NW �)

lying north of County Road 7 33 175-0071-03740

Section 27, Township 58 North, Range 18 West Acres Parcel Code

Part of Northeast Quarter (NE �) of Northeast Quarter (NE �)

lying north of County Road 7 19 175-0071-03880

The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to approve the Mashkenode Lake East Addition plat. The motion carried.

Councilor Matanich thanked the efforts of all the parties involved for working together on the Mashkenode Lake Development project.

The Council reviewed the Sheriff�s Department activity report for the month of October 2002.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to approve payment request number one to Mesabi Bituminous, Inc. for the 2002 street overlay projects in the amount of $159,983.00. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to approve payment request number three to Utility Systems of America, Inc. for the Mountain Iron Drive drainage improvements in the amount of $6,406.83. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Skogman to approve the Access/Use License Agreement with United States Steel Corporation, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to approve the Dissemination Agent Agreement with Northland Securities, Inc., (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Matanich to approve the Mission Statement for the City of Mountain Iron, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

The Council received the 2003 budget information for review for the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting set for Tuesday, November 26, 2002. The City Administrator said that the funding from the state would probably be reduced. 

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Skogman to direct the City Administrator to submit a grant application to the State of Minnesota for a building renovation grant to implement ADA requirements for the maximum amount of $150,000 for the Mountain Iron Library. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

During the open discussion, Councilor Roskoski asked when the residents would be notified regarding the extension of the sump pump ordinance requirements. The City Administrator said that another mailing would be sent in a couple of weeks.

Also during the open discussion, Councilor Prebeg asked what the status of the Bon Air demolition was. The City Attorney said that the owner and the insurance company have been notified and the site should be cleaned up by the first of the year. 

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Matanich to direct the City Attorney to pursue the Bon Air demolition issue and research any avenues to move as quickly as possible to get the site cleaned up, possibly go through the IRRRB Demolition Program to have the remainder of the building demolished and removed, and, if necessary, schedule a special meeting for Council approval. The motion carried.

Also during the open discussion, Councilor Skogman asked when Lampi Signs would be erecting the new Community Center sign. The City Administrator said that this would be completed shortly.

At 7:13 p.m., it was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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