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Meeting Minutes for October 19, 2015

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 19, 2015

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. with the following members present:  Susan Tuomela, Tony Zupancich, Alan Stanaway, and Mayor Gary Skalko.  Absent member included:  Joe Prebeg, Jr.  Also present were:  Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Clark, Municipal Services Secretary; Sally Yuccas, Library/Special Events Director; and Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney.

 

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

 

  1. Add the following item to the agenda:

 

VI.       B.        Resolution #26-15

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the October 5, 2015, regular meeting as submitted.

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the October 12, 2015, special 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 October 1-15, 2015 totaling $176,184.51, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period October 1-15, 2015, totaling $441,067.21, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Prebeg, absent; Zupancich, yes; Stanaway, yes; Tuomela, yes; and Skalko, yes.

 

No one spoke during the public forum.

 

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Tuomela to appoint Peter Zattoni to the Economic Development Authority to fill the unexpired term of Jeremy Jesch, with the term expiring on December 31, 2018.  The motion carried with Prebeg absent.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to authorize the purchase of four transformers from Border States Electric at a cost of $4,523.00.  The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Stanaway, yes; Tuomela, yes; Prebeg, absent, Zupancich, yes; and Skalko, yes.

 

The City Administrator reported on the following:

 

  • Well Protection Program.  He and Tim Satrang have been working on the audit for the well head protection program.  The audit is due on October 26, 2015. 
  • MPCA Pond Cleanup.  He informed the Council that proposal from an environment company would be presented to the Council soon.  He said that the City is eligible to receive funds in December.
  • Governor’s Deer Opener.  The City is hosting the event on November 5th at the Mountain Iron Community Center.

 

The Library/Special Events Director reported on the following:

 

  • Library.  Presented the September report to the Council. 
  • Painting Class.   She announced that there would be a painting class for kids on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Halloween Carnival.  October 25, 2015, from noon to 3 p.m.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to authorize change order number one for the Main Street to Agate Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project decreasing the contract by $8,800, for a total contract price of $143,232.00.  The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Tuomela, yes; Prebeg, absent; Zupancich, yes; Stanaway, yes; and Skalko, yes.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Stanaway to authorize payment request number two for the Main Street to Agate Street Storm Sewer Improvement Project to Hibbing Excavating Incorporated in the amount of $49,153.50.  The motion carried on the following roll call vote:  Zupancich, yes; Stanaway, yes; Tuomela, yes; Prebeg, absent; and Skalko, yes.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to vote to approve the revisions to the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS) Constitution and By-Laws.  The motion carried with Prebeg absent.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 26-15, authorizing execution of a limited use permit between the City of Mountain Iron and the Commissioner of Transportation, State of Minnesota, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried with Prebeg absent.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to accept the letter of retirement from Jill M. Clark, with an effective date of January 29, 2016.  The motion carried with Prebeg absent.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to postpone the closed portion of tonight’s meeting until the November 2, 2015 City Council meeting.  The motion carried with Prebeg absent. 

 

At 6:55 p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Zupancich that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion carried with Prebeg absent.

 

Submitted by:

Jill M. Clark, MMC

Municipal Services Secretary

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