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Resolution Number 03-16 Supporting Relocation

RESOLUTION NUMBER 03-16

 

SUPPORT FOR RELOCATION OF HIGHWAY 5 VIA HIGHWAY 84 VIA STATE HIGHWAY 73

 

        WHEREAS, there has been notice given to St. Louis County by Cliffs Natural Resources to block off and mine the land from the intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 136 to State Highway 169; and,

 

        WHEREAS, the City of Chisholm has been an active supporter of Cliffs Natural Resources that the new mining will extend the mine’s life and is vital to the mine’s future economic viability; and,

 

        WHEREAS, as St. Louis County has investigated alternate alignments for Highway 84, Highway 73 option and the relocation of Highway 5; and,

 

        WHEREAS, the City of Chisholm has studied the alternate alignments that were identified by St. Louis County; and,

 

        WHEREAS, these alignments funnel vehicle traffic away from the Chisholm “down town” area; and,

 

WHEREAS, vehicle traffic is an essential component to the economic viability of Chisholm; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City Council strives to preserve the “down town” area of Chisholm; and,

 

WHEREAS, a realignment of Highway 5 that utilizes Highway 84 and Highway 73 would funnel vehicle traffic through the City; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City Council and the Planning Commission of the City of Chisholm endorses a realignment of Highway 5, Highway 84 and Highway 73 through the City of Chisholm; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City of Chisholm, having the largest population as well as being one of the major stakeholder’s to consider with the most impact along with its business community and with the Township of Balkan would be better served by the relocation of Highway 5 through our City and their Township; and,

 

 

 

        WHEREAS, the City of Chisholm’s endorsed route of the relocation of Highway 5 will enhance and preserve economic development which will also be of great benefit to St. Louis County; and,

 

        NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA, that the City of Mountain Iron supports the relocation of Highway 5 through the City of Chisholm. 

 

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 20th DAY OF JANUARY, 2016.

 

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Mayor Gary Skalko

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City Administrator

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