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November 16, 2020 City Council Minutes

   MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

November 16, 2020

 

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:32p.m. with the following members present: Councilor Joe Prebeg Jr., Julie Buria, and Mayor Gary Skalko. Also present were: Craig Wainio, City Administrator; Tim Satrang, Director of Public Works; Anna Amundson, Library Director/Special Events Coordinator; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Al Johnson, City Engineer; and SGT John Backman,  Sheriff’s Department. Absent members: Al Stanaway and Steve Skogman.

 

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

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the November 2, 2020, 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 November 1-15, totaling $196,872.72 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes),

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period November 1-15, totaling $472,213.27 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried with Councilor Skogman and Stanaway absent.

 

Public Forum:

 

  • No one spoke during the public forum.

 

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Congratulations to Peggy Anderson on winning Mayoral Seat for City of Mountain Iron, 2nd woman mayor in the City’s 130 year history
  • Congratulations to Joe Prebeg on re-election to City Council
  • Best of luck to Al Stanaway, very dedicated and hard-working councilor and will be missed
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Erma Jean Forseen
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Wendell Koski
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Faye “Bruzenak” Brown
  • Condolences to the family and friends of Patricia “Patty” Lewis
  • Thank you to all those who are keeping this Country moving forward, especially those working within the Healthcare Field!

 

City Administrator:

 

  • Request that the Councilors and Mayor keep him informed of any changes, as once there are only 2 Councilors the meeting cannot happen, and things might be better to hold meeting virtually

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria that the liquor and cigarette license applications for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, be approved and issued to the establishments pursuant to the approval, where necessary, of the Liquor Control Commission and pursuant to the payment of all outstanding taxes, 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                                                                 Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

               Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN  55792

 

               American Legion Post #220                                               Club On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

               DBA: Yoki-Bergman Post                                                  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                                               

 

  1. 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                               

 

               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

 

               Mountain Iron Hospitality, LLC                                         On-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

               DBA:  Comfort Inn & Suites                                              Wine

               8570 Rock Ridge Drive

               Mountain Iron, MN    55768

 

               WJ Holdings, Inc.                                                              On-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

               DBA:  AmericInn Lodge & Suites                                      Wine

               5480 Mountain Iron Drive

               Virginia, MN    55792

 

               WalMart Inc.                                                                      Off-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

               DBA:  Walmart #4849                                                       Cigarette

               8580 Rock Ridge Drive

               Mountain Iron, MN  55768

The motion carried with Councilor Skogman and Stanaway absent.

 

 

Director of Public Works:

 

  • Christmas Lights have been hung throughout the City
  • Water Tower project is mostly complete, only a couple items left to complete
  • Plows have been out and about, please be cautious and pay attention to roads and plows

 

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator:

 

  • Increasing “curbside” pickup hours, more information to come
  • City of Mountain Iron “2020 Holiday Lighting Contest”
  • 4 Categories for judging –
  • Register for contest through December 15th
  • Those wanting to register call Anna @ 750-4911
  • Judging will occur on Friday, December 18th and Saturday, December 19th
  • Winners announced Monday, December 21st at City Council meeting
  • 17 homes have registered as of today, November 16th

 

Sheriff’s Department:

 

  • No formal report

 

City Engineer:

 

  • No formal report

 

City Attorney:

 

  • No formal report

 

Liaison Report:

 

  • Scheduled Shared Services Study meeting canceled due to both City’s Emergency Personnel being called out for an Emergency call – no new information at this time

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Pay Request No. 2 – for the Water Tower Improvement project in the amount of $50,302.50, to Viking Industrial Painting, Omaha, NE. This amount includes a 5% retainage. The motion carried on roll call vote with Councilor Skogman and Stanaway absent.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Resolution #27-20; Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of $1,240,000 General Obligation Water Revenue Bond, Series 2020A (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Skogman and Stanaway absent.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Resolution #28-20; Accepting Bids for Improvement Number 18-06 and Improvement Number 15-08, with Peterson Well Drilling (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Skogman and Stanaway absent.

 

It was moved by Buria and seconded by Prebeg to approve Resolution #29-20; Approving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried on roll call vote with Councilor Skogman and Stanaway absent.

 

At 7:08.p.m. it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Buria that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried with Councilor Skogman and Stanaway absent.

 

 

Submitted by:

 

 

 

 

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

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