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Meeting Minutes for October 05, 1998

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 5, 1998,/c>

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Brunfelt with the following members present: Carolyn Olsen, Stephen Skogman, Joe Matanich, Curt Piri, and Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Forseen, Deputy Clerk; Larry Nanti, Recreation Director; and Greg French, City Engineer.

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

1. Approve the minutes of the September 21, 1998, regular meeting as submitted.

2. Approve the minutes of the September 29, 1998, special meeting as submitted.

3. 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.

4. Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period September 16-30, 1998, totaling $202,015.76, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

Acknowledge the receipts for the period September 16-30, 1998, totaling $440,974.58, (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.

During the public forum, Ed Roskoski commented on the location of the Mesabi Trail through Parkville. He said the Council should reconsider how the trail is laid out by the intersection of Parkville Road and Old Highway 169. 

The following quotes were received for Class 5 gravel:

MESABI

ULLAND BROS. BITUMINOUS

Cost per yard delivered $6.85/cu.yd. $6.50/cu.yd.

Cost loaded on City Trucks $4.70/cu.yd. $4.35/cu.yd.

Distance to pit 5.3 miles 10.5 miles

*Cost per yard loaded with

City loader $3.65/cu.yd. $4.00/cu.yd.

Sales tax included yes no

MN/DoT specifications yes yes

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to authorize the purchase of 2,740 cubic yards of Class 5 from Ulland Brothers at the low quotation of $3.65 per cubic yard. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Recreation Director advised the Council that he had the Parks and Recreation Board review the letter from Berkley Risk Services and the Board made some recommendations to the Council. The Recreation Director requested the Council to approve the sale of the wood playground equipment at the West II Rivers Campground and the Ann’s Acres playground and to sell the equipment as scrap.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Piri to authorize the Recreation Director to call for bids on the sale of the playground equipment at the West II Rivers Campground and the Ann�s Acres playground and to sell the equipment as scrap. The motion carried on a roll call vote.

The Recreation Director informed the Council that the ice was in at the Range Recreation Civic Center (RROCC) and there is an Open House scheduled for October 24, 1998.

It was moved by Brunfelt and supported by Piri to approve the portion of the Mesabi Trail from Station 12 to the east City limits (Intersection of Parkville Road and County Road 109 and the intersection of Old Highway 169 and Highway 53).

Amendment to the previous motion: It was moved by Brunfelt and supported by Piri to approve the plans as presented for that corridor, Station 12 to the east City limits, and direct the City Engineer to speak with Mr. Manzoline, Regional Rail Authority Director, to consider a change order to add curbing from the intersection of Parkville Road and Old Highway 169 to Highway 53; and further, to also have barriers or curbing for the entire section of the Mesabi Trail from Station 12 to the east City limits. The motion carried.

The vote on the amended motion carried with Councilor Olsen voting no. 

It was moved by Brunfelt and supported by Skogman to authorize the proposed Stipulation of Settlement Agreement with the State of Minnesota for the Eminent Domain Proceedings for the purchase of land for the Parkville Housing Development for the purchase price of $44,000 with the funds being expended from the budget for $26,000 and the balance from capital reserves. The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote. 

The City Council reviewed the list of communications.

At 6:48 p.m., it was moved by Skogman and supported by Piri that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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