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October 18, 2021 City Council Minutes

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MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

October 18, 2021

Mayor Anderson called the City Council meeting to order at 6:30p.m. with the following members present: Councilor Ed Roskoski, Julie Buria, Joe Prebeg Jr. and Mayor Peggy Anderson. 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 Kevin Friebe, Sheriff’s Department. Absent members: Councilor Steve Skogman.

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

  1. Approve the minutes of the October 4 2021, Committee of the Whole meeting as submitted.
  2. Approve the minutes of the October 4 2021, 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 1-15, totaling $220,486.88 (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 1-15, totaling $442,840.32 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

Public Forum:

  • No one spoke during the forum

The Mayor reported on the following:

  • Halloween Holiday on Sunday, October 31st – please remember to be safe and have fun
  • “Trucks & Treats” Halloween event happening on Sunday

City Administrator:

  • No formal report

Director or Public Works:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Roskoski to approve the estimate from North County Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration Inc. for a new Amana Furnace with installation for the Wastewater Treatment plant in the amount of $9,600. Councilor Prebeg amended his motion to correct the location from Wastewater to Water Treatment Plant. The motion and amended motion carried on roll call vote (4:0) with Councilor Skogman absent.

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator:

  • Sunday, October 31st “Trucks & Treats” Halloween event
  • 4 outside stops – Library, South Grove Rec Complex, Nichols Town Hall & YMCA

Sheriff’s Department:

  • No formal report

City Engineer:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve Change Order No. 1 – for the Well Project– Well Number 3, with an increase of $29,965.00, to TNT Construction Group, Grand Rapids, MN, due to the rising cost of materials. The motion carried on roll call vote (4:0) with Councilor Skogman absent.

City Attorney:

  • No formal report

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve the recommendation by the Personnel Committee, and promote Mr. David Mazzeo to the position of Equipment Operator as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement. The motion carried (3:1) with Councilor Roskoski objecting and Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve the recommendation by the Personnel Committee, and authorize the posting and advertising for two Laborer positions, which are currently open. The motion carried (3:1) with Councilor Roskoski objecting and with Councilor Skogman absent.

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Buria to approve the Electric Service Territory Agreement as presented between the City of Mountain Iron and Lake Country Power. The motion carried (3:0) with Councilor Roskoski abstaining and Councilor Skogman absent.  

Announcements:

  • Public Hearing – Monday November 1, 2021 at 6:00pm
  • 5623 Oriole Avenue in violation of Chapter 96 Nuisance of the City of Mountain Iron and pursuant to Section 96.23

At 7:10p.m., it was moved by Buria and seconded by Prebeg that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried with Councilor Skogman absent.

Submitted by:

Amanda Inmon

Municipal Services Secretary

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