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November 4, 2019 City Council Minutes

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MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

November 4, 2019

Mayor Skalko called the City Council meeting to order at 6:32p.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; and Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary. Absent members: Councilor Julie Buria.

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

  1. Add the following items to the agenda:
    1. A. 1. Advertise for Parks & Recreation Board member
  2. Approve the minutes of the October 21, 2019, regular meeting as submitted.
  3. 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.
  4. To acknowledge the receipts for the period October 16-31, totaling $218,322.15 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).
  5. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period October 16-31, totaling $171,031.89 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried with Councilor Buria absent.  

Public Forum:

  • No one spoke during the forum

The Mayor reported on the following:

  • Congratulations to the MIB Football team on their Section VII -9 man team  
    • Next game – Friday, November 8th in Duluth vs South Ridge
  • Congratulations to the Cross Country Team members that went to State
    • Kate Nelson
    • Liz Nelson
    • Jeffrey Kayfes

It was moved by Skalko and seconded by Prebeg to advertise in the Hometown Focus for the position on the Parks & Recreation Board, with applications due by Friday, November 22, 2019 by 4:00pm to the Mountain Iron City Hall. The motion carried with Councilor Buria absent.

City Administrator:

  • Approved by the Public Facilities Authority (PFA), new well project met necessary requirements
  • Calendar parking in effect for the winter season
  • Congratulations to the City of Mountain Iron for achieving the SOLSMART Bronze award, which is in recognition of the achievements and commitment to solar energy

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman that the liquor and cigarette license applications for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, 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

               Virginia (Mountain Iron), MN  55792

 

               Commander                                                                       Club On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor

               American Legion Post #220                                               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, LLX                                         On-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

               DBA:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites                                  Wine

               8570 Rock Ridge Drive

               Mountain Iron, MN    55768

 

               WJ Holdings, Inc.                                                              On-Sale 3.2 Malt Beverage

               DBA:  AmericInn Lodge & Suites                                     

               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 Buria absent.

Director of Public Works:

  • Water line break on Park Drive over the weekend
  • Contractors and City Crew members finishing up projects throughout the City
  • Please be aware of plows and sand trucks
  • Christmas decorations will be going up around Thanksgiving

Library Director/Special Events Director:

  • Saturday, October 26th “Larry Nanti 5k/10k walk/run”
    • Roughly 52 runners
  • Sunday, October 27th Annual Halloween Carnival at Mountain Iron Community Center
  • Big thank you to all the volunteers for their help over the weekend

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Stanaway to accept the recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Committee and approve the Conditional Use and Variance permit for John Lucas and Cindy Kujala to build a storage building at Parcel # 175-0055-02070. The motion carried with Councilor Buria absent. 

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Stanaway to approve Ordinance #05-19; Amending Section 154 of the Mountain Iron City Code (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried with Councilor Buria absent.

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Prebeg to approve the request from Jim Makowsky, AmericInn Lodge & Suites General Manager and upgrade their Liquor License to the next level allowing them to serve full strength beer. The motion carried with Councilor Buria absent.

Big thank you to all our Veterans, past, present and future, along with all Emergency Services Personnel, First Responders, Police, and Firefighters for their service.

At 7:04p.m., it was moved by Skalko and seconded by Skogman that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried with Councilor Buria absent.

Submitted by:

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

www.mtniron.com

Communications:

  1. Thursday, December 19, 2019, Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS), Annual meeting and Dinner at 5:00pm 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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