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Meeting Minutes for October 03, 2016

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

October 3, 2016

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:33p.m. with the following Council members present: Susan Tuomela, Alan Stanaway, Tony Zupancich, Joe Prebeg, Jr. and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Mike Downs, Director of Public Works; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Sally Yuccas, Librarian Director/Special Events Director; City Attorney, Bryan Lindsay; John Backman Sheriff’s Department and Rod Flannigan, City Engineer.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the September 19, 2016, regular 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 September 16-31, 2016 totaling $564,971.54 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period September 16-31, 2016, totaling $178,761.63 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried on a roll call vote.

 

Public Forum:

 

  • Question regarding City Council meeting minutes from August 15, 2016. Minutes stated “Chicagami applied to City for a Conditional Use permit,” when they did not, an error was made in minutes.
  • Only action was a Public Hearing conducted by Planning and Zoning on September 26th in regards to changing the wording of a City Ordinance.

 

Mayor’s Report:

 

  • Nothing to add or report at this time

 

City Administrator reported on following:

 

  • Nothing to add or report at this time

 

Director of Public Works:

 

  • Summer projects are nearing completion with sidewalks currently in process of being completed, and the Pavilion as well as Batting cages having already been finished
  • Winter projects will shortly begin

 

Director of Special Events/Library Director:

 

  • Monday, October 10th, Opera Singer from Minnesota Opera
  • In beginning phase of planning 2nd Annual “Taste of Mountain Iron,” schooled for Tuesday, November 15th at the Mountain Iron Community Center
  • October 30, Annual Halloween Carnival at Mountain Iron Community Center

Sherriff’s report:

 

  • Boats, cars & other items parked on streets and alleys need to move, Calendar parking begins next month

 

City Engineer report:

 

  • Nothing to report, unless there are questions

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to approve Pay Request No. 1 for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail project, in the amount of $87,295.49. This amount includes withholding 5% retainage on worked completed to date. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to approve Pay Request No. 1 for the Woodland Estates Residential Development Phase 1project in the amount of $216,171.05 to Mesabi Bituminous. The amount includes withholding 5% retainage on work completed to date. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to approve the Pay Request No. 1 for the Garden Drive South project in the amount of $42,970.42 to Mesabi Bituminous. This amount includes withholding 5% retainage on worked completed to date. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to approve the recommendation by the Personnel Committee and approve the Social Media Policy as presented, from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Prebeg to approve the recommendation by the Personnel Committee and the Fire/EMS Social Media and Digital Images Policy, Policy Number 2016-02; as presented, from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to approve the recommendation by the Personnel Committee and approve the Computer Use Policy, Policy Number 2016-03; as presented, from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to approve the recommendation by the Personnel Committee and accept the resignation from employee Jesse Linder, effective 11 October 2016. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich to approve the recommendation made by the Personnel Committee and authorize internal posting and advertising for the Maintenance position which is being vacated by Mr. Linder. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to approve Resolution #41-16; setting a public hearing for the proposed vacation of the park designation for the parcel of property north of the lots on Garden Drive North. A hearing is being set for the first meeting in November, after the hearing the City Council will then determine whether or not to vacate the park designation. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to approve Resolution #42-16; authorizing the sale of property to Habitat for Humanity. The property was tax forfeit and the City acquired in from the County. The property is located at 5700 Mineral Avenue and the proposed purchase price is $1,000 to cover the City’s cost. The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to approve Resolution #43-16; authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of $580,000 General Obligation improvement refunding Bonds, Series 2016A, therefore saving the City over $50,000. The motion carried.

 

At 7:04p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion carried.

 

Submitted by:                                                               

Amanda Inmon                                                 

Municipal Services Secretary                                         

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