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Meeting Minutes for September 03, 2002

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

SEPTEMBER 3, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 p.m. by Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt with the following members present: Joe Prebeg, Jr., Stephen Skogman, Joe Matanich, Ed Roskoski, and Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt. Also present were: Craig J. Wainio, City Administrator; Jill M. Forseen, Municipal Services Secretary; Don Kleinschmidt, Director of Public Works; and Larry Nanti, Recreation Director.

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

1. Approve the minutes of the August 19, 2002, regular meeting as submitted.

2. Approve the minutes of the May 30, 2002, committee-of-the-whole meeting as submitted.

3. Approve the minutes of the June 27, 2002, committee-of-the-whole meeting as submitted.

4. Approve the minutes of the August 21, 2002, committee-of-the-whole meeting as submitted.

5. 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.

6. Authorize the payment of the bills and payroll for the period August 16-31, 2002, totaling $216,423.45, (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

7. Acknowledge the receipts for the period August 16-31, 2002, totaling $111,407.94, (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.

No spoke during the public forum.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman to authorize the Recreation Director to seek quotes to replace the hockey boards at the South Grove rink. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to authorize the Park and Recreation Board to sponsor the Special Events as outlined by the Recreation Director, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was the consensus of the Council to direct City Staff to present a summary of the information from the State Auditor�s office regarding the City of Brooklyn Park audit information. 

The Council reviewed the two layouts and cost estimates presented by the City Engineer for the extension to Unity Addition.

The Council discussed the land negotiations with the Mountain Iron-Buhl School Board.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Skogman to authorize City Staff to have soil borings completed on the Mountain Iron-Buhl School property that the City is currently negotiated about and to direct City Staff to prepare a draft agreement between the City of Mountain Iron and the Mountain Iron-Buhl School District. The motion carried.

It was moved by Roskoski and supported by Matanich to approve the preliminary plat for the area west of the Expressway Plat. The motion carried.

The Mayor advised the Council that the first meeting for the Original Town Site Task Force would be on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Senior Center.

The Director of Public Works updated the Council regarding the city wide sanitary sewer.

The Director of Public Works updated the Council regarding the Enterprise Drive South sidewalk. He said that the soil boring for that area were not good. It was the consensus of the Council to have City Staff prepare cost estimates to complete a portion of the sidewalk on Enterprise Drive South.

The Council reviewed the proposed 2003 budget summary. The City Administrator stated that this was informational at this time and a committee-of-the-whole meeting should be set in October or November to further review the 2003 budget. 

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution Number 35-02, approving the 2003 Housing and Redevelopment Authority levy, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution Number 36-02, approving the proposed 2002 tax levy, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Roskoski voting no.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman to adopt Resolution Number 37-02, approve the proposed 2003 market rate based referendum levy for the general obligation community center bonds and interest, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Matanich and supported by Skogman to adopt Resolution Number 38-02, setting the dates for the public hearings on the proposed budget and tax levy, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to adopt Resolution Number 39-02, declaring adequacy of petition and ordering preparation of report, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman to adopt Resolution Number 40-02, ordering improvement and preparation of plans, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution Number 41-02, accepting work, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to adopt Resolution Number 42-02, declaring costs to be assessed, and ordering preparation of proposed assessment, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Prebeg to adopt the Mountain Iron Strategic Plan, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried on the following roll call vote: Skogman, yes; Matanich, yes; Roskoski, yes; Prebeg, yes and Brunfelt, no.

It was moved by Prebeg and supported by Skogman to approve the amendment to the West II Rivers Campground lease with United States Steel Corporation, (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to deny the request from the Virginia Regional Medical Center Foundation to waive the Community Center rental fees for November 18-25, 2002. The motion carried.

It was moved by Skogman and supported by Matanich to approve, in concept, the Nikolanci Unity Drive right-of-way matter as outlined by City Staff, and offer them $6,000 instead of $12,000 for the special assessments and seek a legal opinion from the City Attorney regarding the mineral rights. The motion carried with Councilor Roskoski voting no.

There were no communications.

The Mayor had nothing additional to report.

During the open discussion, Councilor Roskoski asked when the street striping would be completed. The Director of Public Works said that the striping would be completed in conjunction with the Unity Drive overlay being completed.

Also during the open discussion, Councilor Roskoski updated the Council regarding the Ulland Brothers trucks hauling on the Main Street. 

At 7:48 p.m., it was moved by Roskoski and supported by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

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