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November 18, 2019 City Council Minutes

 MINUTES

MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

November 18, 2019

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:31p.m. with the following members present: Councilor Joe Prebeg Jr., Alan Stanaway, Julie Buria, Steve Skogman, 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; Bryan Lindsay, City Attorney, and SGT Backman, Sheriff’s Department.  

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

  1. Add the following items to the agenda:
    1. A. 1. Labor Management Meeting 
  2. Approve the minutes of the November 4, 2019, regular meeting as submitted.
  3. Approve the minutes of the November 4, 2019, Committee-of-the-Whole meeting as submitted.
  4. 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.
  5. To acknowledge the receipts for the period November 1-15, totaling $185,547.51 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).
  6. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period November 1-15, totaling $506,335.00 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried.  

Public Forum:

  • No one spoke during the forum

The Mayor reported on the following:

  • Congratulations to the MIB Football team and their successful Football Season

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Stanaway to set a Labor Management Meeting for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00pm at Mountain Iron City Hall. The motion carried.

City Administrator:

  • Pre-application approved by the CBDG for slip-lining sewer project scheduled for next year

Director of Public Works:

  • Voltage conversion completed in Unity II Addition
  • Please be aware of plows and sand trucks

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve the purchase of a 2020 Ford Super Duty F-350 pickup truck for the Parks & Recreation Department at the purchase price of $32,146.52 from Lundgren Motors. The motion carried on roll call vote.

Library Director/Special Events Director:

  • Carolyn Olsen will be leaving the Library Board after her term,
  • post for board vacancy

Sheriff’s Department:

  • No formal report
  • Calendar parking in effect

City Engineer:

  • No formal report

City Attorney:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to appoint Councilor Stanaway as the City of Mountain Iron’s Representative, with Mayor Skalko as the Alternative Representative for the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS). The motion carried with Councilor Stanaway abstaining.  

At 6:52p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Buria that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried.

Submitted by:

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

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Communications:

  1. Thursday, December 19, 2019, Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS), Annual meeting and dinner at the Mountain Iron Community Center.
  2. “Bell Ringing,” season is upon us, go to Salvation Army’s website to sign up to be a “Bell Ringer,” throughout the holiday season at certain area locations. registertoring.com

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