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Meeting Minutes for October 06, 2014

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 6, 2014

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. with the following members present:  Joe Prebeg, Jr., Susan Tuomela, Tony Zupancich, Alan Stanaway, and Mayor Gary Skalko.  Also present were:  Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Clark, Municipal Services Secretary; Michael Downs, Director of Public Works; Rod Flannigan, City Engineer; and Sally Yuccas, Librarian/Special Events Coordinator.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the September 15, 2014, regular meeting as submitted.

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the September 15, 2014, committee of the whole 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 15-30, 2014, totaling $572,742.86, (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 15-30, 2014, totaling $155,705.20, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

During the public forum, Jason Gellerstedt, Merritt Days Committee Member, was present to inform the Council that Ed Roskoski had attended the last regular Council meeting to speak on behalf of the Committee and he had no authority to appear before the Council.  Mr. Gellerstedt advised the Council that he was present to set the record straight and informed them that there would be a Merritt Days Celebration in 2015 and it would include the 125th Anniversary of the City.  He said that the Committee had not yet discussed a monetary contribution from the City and would submit an outline of the proposed expenses when the Committee had established them.  The Council requested that the Committee incorporate additional family activities into the celebration.

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Anytime Fitness.  A new facility will be constructed adjacent to the AmericInn. 
  • Condolences.  To the families of Rosemarie Hunter, Eunice Nordeen, and David Manley.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela that the liquor and cigarette license applications for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, 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 utility charges:

 

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

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

                5494 Highway 7                                                                     Off-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

                Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN 55792                                   

 

                Silver Creek Liquor Company, Inc.                                        Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                DBA:  Silver Creek Liquor                                                     Cigarette

                5489 Highway 7

                Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN  55792

 

                Commander                                                                             Club On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

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

                5748 Mountain Avenue, PO Box 361

                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                                                  

 

                F. P. Troutwine, C & B Warehouse Distr.                             Cigarette

                Mountain Iron Short Stop                                                                     

                5537 Nichols Avenue

                Mountain Iron, MN  55768

 

                Sundberg Enterprises, LLC                                                     Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                DBA:  Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant                                      On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                5478 Mountain Iron Drive                                                     Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN  55792                                   Cigarette

 

                Adventures, Virginia, Inc.                                                       Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                Greg Hartnett                                                                          On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                5475 Mountain Iron Drive                                                     Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN  55792

 

                Walgreen Company                                                                Cigarette

                5474 Mountain Iron Drive

                Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN  55792

 

                Keny J. Adams                                                                       Wine

                May December Endeavors Inc.                                              On-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

                DBA:  Country Kitchen                        

                5470 Mountain Iron Drive

                Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN    55792

 

                Home on the Range LLC                                                        On-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

                DBA:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites                                     Wine

                8570 Rock Ridge Drive

                Mountain Iron, MN    55768

 

                WJ Holdings, Inc.                                                                   On-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

                DBA:  AmericInn Lodge & Suites                                         

                5480 Mountain Iron Drive

                Virginia, MN    55792

 

                Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.                                                             Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

                dba:  Walmart #4849                                                               Cigarette

                8580 Rock Ridge Drive

                Mountain Iron  MN  55768

 

The motion carried.

The City Administrator reported on the following:

 

  • IRRRB Public Works Grant Applications.  He requested the Council to submit suggestions for the applications.
  • CDBG Pre-Applications.  He said that the City would be applying for a grant to repair the storm sewer by the Senior Center. 

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to authorize the purchase of 15,000 feet of I/0 aluminum underground wire from Wesco at their low quote of $17,242.00.  After further discussion, Prebeg amended his motion to purchase three rolls of underground wire rather than 15,000 feet and it was supported by Tuomela.  The amended motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to authorize City Staff to advertise for sale the following surplus equipment to be sold “as is”:

 

            1.  ArrowMaster                                  Arrow Board Trailer (battery operated)

            2.  Diamond Rear Flail Mower  3 pt hitch, 102” cut

            3.  4” Hole Hog with 100 ft. hose          ground boring bit

            4.  Henderson 60” Snowblower            Bobcat attachment

            5.  2006 Crown Victoria

            6.  2009 Crown Victoria

 

The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Prebeg to authorize Julie Hansen’s probationary period to expire and her employment with the City as the Library Substitute be continued.  The motion carried.

 

The Librarian/Special Events Coordinator reported on the following:

 

  • 100th Anniversary of the Library.  She is planning a number of activities for October 29th to celebrate the anniversary at the Library.
  • Story Time.  The Program starts on October 7th and would be every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to Noon for pre-school children.
  • Monthly Library Report.  Reviewed the September report.
  • Halloween Carnival.  The annual carnival is set for Sunday, October 26th at the Mountain Iron Community Center. 

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Stanaway to authorize payment request number two for the 2014 Street Improvement Project to Mesabi Bituminous in the amount of $20,816.17.  The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich to offered employment with the City of Mountain Iron to the following:

 

  • Mr. Tim Rossi              Laborer
  • Mr. David Mazzeo       Laborer
  • Mr. Andrew Pocket     Laborer

 

All employment offers are contingent upon the passing of a physical, background check and a drug and alcohol test.  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to post internally for the Lead Public Works Worker.  The motion carried.

 

The Director of Public Works updated the Council on the Enterprise Drive North and South Street Lighting Project. 

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to authorize a contribution of $100 to the Mesabi Family YMCA for the Daddy Daughter Dance with the funds being expended from Charitable Gambling Fund.  The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to authorize a contribution of $200 to the Mountain Iron-Buhl Cross Country with the funds being expended from the Charitable Gambling Fund.  The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

At 7:08 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion carried.

 

Submitted by:

 

 

Jill M. Clark, MMC

Municipal Services Secretary

 

www.mtniron.com

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

1.         Nick & Alicia Kujala, a thank you for the use of the Community Center for their            wedding.

 

2.         The Mesabi Family YMCA, a request for a donation for their 2nd Annual Daddy            Daughter Dance on February 7, 2015.

 

3.         MIB Cross Country Club, a request for a donation to support the program.

 

4.         Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, an update from the President and an        invitation to a gubernatorial debate between the Governor candidates.

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