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October 5, 2020 City Council Minutes

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MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL

October 5, 2020

 

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; Amanda Inmon, Municipal Services Secretary; Al Johnson, City Engineer and SGT John 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

VII.   D. Resolution #22-20

 

  1. Approve the minutes of the September 21, 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 September 16-30, totaling $223,431.54 (a list is attached and made a part of these minutes),

 

  1. To authorize the payments of the bills and payroll for the period September 16-30, totaling $160,823.83(a list is attached and made a part of these minutes).

 

The motion carried.

 

Public Forum:

 

  • Mark Madden, representative from the Fire Department questioned if their needed to be a representative at City Council meetings as the Health and Safety Board resumes.

 

The Mayor reported on the following:

 

  • Condolences to the family and friends of Cheryl Pirjevec
  • Thank you to all those who are keeping this Country moving forward!

 

City Administrator:

 

  • November 4th projected date for issuing Bonds for remaining portion of Water Tower project
  • Good luck to the MIB Rangers on their first Football Game

 

Director of Public Works:

 

  • Water Tower Project completed and in use, during fill process, couple water line breaks occurred, repaired right away

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded  by to Stanaway approve the recommendation of the Parks & Recreation Department and purchase a Gravely Proturn VX 60’ mower from L&M Supply in the amount of $6,839.05. The motion carried on a roll call vote.

 

Library Director/Special Events Coordinator:

 

  • No formal report
  • Halloween costume contest event on Halloween at the Library
  • Saturday, October 31st costume contest outside from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

Sheriff’s Department:

 

  • No formal report

 

City Engineer:

 

  • No formal report

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve Resolution #21-20; Relating to the issuance of General Obligation Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2020A (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Buria to approve the Amended Agreement with MNDot, removing the City of Mountain Iron’s respective cost obligations for State Furnished materials. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Skogman and seconded by Buria to approve the request by City Staff and authorize the purchase the following items; Vivax Metrotech vCam for $9,468 from Utility Logic and 2 Isco 5800 Refrigerated Samplers for $14,070 from Tech Sales, these items to be purchased under the CARES Act funding. The motion carried on roll call vote.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Stanaway to approve Resolution #22-20; Entering into a Cooperative Agreement with Saint Louis County (a copy is attached and made a part of these minutes). The motion carried.

 

It was moved by Prebeg and seconded by Skogman to table the request from the MIB Ranger Football requesting donation.

 

At 7:04p.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

www.mtniron.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications:

 

  1. General Election on November 3, 2020, polls will be open from 7:00am until 8:00pm
  2. Mountain Iron Community Center: Precinct #1: IROQUOIS ROOM;

Precinct #2: WACOOTAH ROOM.

  1. Absentee ballots via curbside service are available at City Hall now through November 2, 2020 for those voters unable to vote on Election Day.
  2. City Hall will also be open (curbside service) for Absentee voting from 10am-3pm on Saturday, October 31st and until 5:00pm on Monday, November 2nd.

 

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