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Meeting Minutes for October 20, 2014

MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 20, 2014

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:30 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; John Backman, Sergeant; and Brian Lindsay, City Attorney.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the October 6, 2014, 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 October 1-15, 2014, totaling $193,939.17, (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, 2014, totaling $501,425.29, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

No one spoke during the public forum.

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • General Electric Building.  He advised the Council that U. S. Steel had purchased the General Electric building; they have always owned the land.
  • Sand Lake Shuffle.  He congratulated all the volunteers involved with the Sand Lake Shuffle.  He said that they raised over $81,000.  He pointed out that Dorothy Savela, a long time Parkville resident, has been a volunteer for the fundraiser for many years.
  • Condolences.  To the Family of Dorothy Anderson. 

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Prebeg to accept the 2014 audit proposal from Walker, Giroux, and Hahne to perform the audit for a proposed price of $22,900 for the Governmental Funds and $10,600 for the Enterprise Funds.  The motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

 

The City Administrator informed the Council that Staff is working on the capital improvement budgets and requested the Council to submit ideas for projects to include in the budget. 

 

Councilor Zupancich questioned whether U. S. Steel could open the portion of the County Road 102 re-route that is from Lake Country Power to Walmart.

 

The Sergeant informed the public that calendar parking would begin on November 1st and be in effect until April 1st.  He also advised residents that they must obey the “Road Closed” signs behind Walmart or face a possible fine of $135.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich to offer positions with the Mountain Iron Fire Department to Deven Rowe, Justin Blazewicz, and David Mazzeo.  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Zupancich to appoint Keith Altobelli to the vacant Captain Position; and further to authorize the Fire Department to advertise for firefighters and EMT’s in the Mesabi Daily News, the Manney Shopper, the Hometown Focus, and the City’s web site.  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Zupancich and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 19-14, authorizing the City of Mountain Iron to make application to and accept funds from the IRRRB Public Works Grant for the County Road 7 Housing Development, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 20-14, authorizing the City of Mountain Iron to make application to and accept funds from the IRRRB Grant Program for the replacement of storm sewer main from Main Street to Agate Street, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Stanaway and seconded by Tuomela to adopt Resolution Number 21-14, authorizing the City of Mountain Iron to make application to and accept funds from the IRRRB Grant Program to construct a force main along Mud Lake Road bypassing the west Mud Lake Road lift station, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes).  The motion carried.

 

The Council reviewed the list of communications.

 

The Mayor reminded residents to vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, for the General Election.

 

At 6:53 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.         Mountain Iron-Buhl Public Schools, a thank you for the helping with their           baseball field.

 

2.         North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity, and update and invitation to an open house          on October 23rd to see their new facility.

 

3.         Walker, Giroux, and Hahne, LLC, a request to perform audit services for 2014.

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