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Meeting Minutes for November 19, 2001

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Deputy Mayor Skogman called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Joe Matanich, Ed Roskoski, and Deputy Mayor Stephen Skogman. Absent member: Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Forseen, Municipal Services Secretary; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; Joe Stewart, Sergeant; and Paul Cerkvenik, City Attorney.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg to remove the bill from Lehman Fabricating from the consent agenda. The motion carried.

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

1. Approve the minutes of the November 5, 2001, regular meeting as submitted.

2. 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.

3. Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period November 1-15, 2001, totaling $149,698.43, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

4. Acknowledge the receipts for the period November 1-15, 2001, totaling $120,160.21, (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.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Prebeg to approve the bill for Lehman Fabricating in the amount of $527.18. The motion carried on the following roll call vote: Matanich, abstain; Roskoski, yes; Prebeg, yes; and Skogman, yes.

During the public forum, Rev. Frank Davis and Janet Koski were present representing Skate Jam, Inc., requesting support from the City of Mountain Iron and requesting that the Council appoint a Council Member or Citizen of the Community to serve on the Skate Jam Board.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg to consider the Skate Jam, Inc. funding request at the Committee-of-the-Whole Budget Meeting scheduled for November 27, 2001. The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Roskoski to refer the request for an appointment on the Skate Jam Board to the Park and Recreation Board for consideration. The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg to approve payment number five to Mesabi Bituminous for the 2001 Street Improvement project in the amount of $6,695.51. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Council reviewed the Sheriff�s Department October Activity Report. The Council discussed the assists to other departments.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg that the liquor and cigarette license applications for the period January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002, be approved and issued to the following individuals and business establishments pursuant to the approval, where necessary, of the Liquor Control Commission and pursuant to the payment of all outstanding license fees and charges:

Jeff & Greg Properties, Inc. On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

DBA: B. G.�s Saloon Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

5494 Highway 7 On-Sale Non-Intoxicating Liquor

Mountain Iron, MN 55792 Off-Sale Non-Intoxicating Liquor

Cigarette

Harry�s Bon Air Bar, Inc. Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

DBA: Bon Air Bar On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

8890 Main Street, PO Box 231 Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

Mountain Iron, MN 55768 Cigarette

Mike Lambert Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

DBA: Silver Creek Liquor Company Cigarette

5489 Highway 7

Mountain Iron, MN 55792

Commander Club On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

American Legion Post #220 On-Sale Non-Intoxicating Liquor

5748 Mountain Avenue, PO Box 361 Cigarette

Mountain Iron, MN 55768

Mac�s Bar, Inc. Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

DBA: Mac�s Bar On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

8881 Main Street, PO Box 313 Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

Mountain Iron, MN 55768 Cigarette

Bruce Carlsen Cigarette

Corner Spur

5499 Highway 7, Box 1207

Mountain Iron, MN 55792

Joseph Giru Cigarette

Wayne Motor and Oil Company

8904 Main Street, PO Box 356

Mountain Iron, MN 55768

(List of Cigarette and Liquor Licenses continued)

Joseph Giru Off-Sale Non-Intoxicating Liquor

Little Joe�s Cigarette

5537 Nichols Avenue, PO Box 356

Mountain Iron, MN 55768

Jay Ryan Moehlenbrock Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

Jay Ryan Enterprise, Inc. On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

DBA: Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

5478 Mountain Iron Drive Cigarette

Mountain Iron, MN 55792

The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Prebeg to authorize payment of the utility charges for the Food Shelf Building located in Gilbert in the amount of $1,770.48. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Roskoski to authorize the payment of the 2001 assessment charges to Saint Louis County in the amount of $15,715.00. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Matanich to authorize the payment of the matching grant funds for the Displaced Miners Grant Program to the City of Biwabik in the amount of $1,000. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The City Council reviewed the list of communications.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Matanich to authorize the United Way to solicit City of Mountain Iron employees for donations. The motion carried.

During the open discussion, Councilor Matanich requested that the Quad Cities Economic Development Director give an activity report at the next regular meeting.

Also during the open discussion, Councilor Matanich commented that the Festival of Trees held at the Mountain Iron Community Center was very nice.

During the open discussion, Councilor Roskoski asked if there was a policy regarding the charges for the service line for the sewer installed for Wesley Anderson. The Director of Public Works said that Mr. Anderson was informed that it is the property owner�s responsibility up to the main. The Director of Public Works said that Mr. Anderson was charged from the house to the main service line and he was advised of this before this work was completed.

The City Administrator advised the Council that they were invited to the Benchmark Engineering open house on Thursday, December 6, 2001.

At 7:27 p.m., it was moved by Roskoski and supported by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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