NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Keewatin City Council will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers to hear any public comments about the Waste Water Treatment Plant Facilities Plan.
Keewatin City Clerk
Notice to the Voters
of Lone Pine Township
Notice of Annual Election on March 11, 2014
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Lone Pine Township County of Itasca, State of Minnesota that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the Lone Pine Town Hall. In case of inclement weather, the Annual Meeting and Election will be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.
The polls will open at 1:00 noon and close at 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing:
One Supervisor (three year term)
One Clerk (two year term)
Notice of Board of Canvass – March 11, 2014
As soon as the votes have been counted and tallied, the Board of Supervisors of Lone Pine Township will meet to canvass the votes and declare the winners of the election.
Annual Town Meeting Notice
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:20 p.m. the Annual Town Meeting of Lone Pine Township will commence in the Lone Pine Town Hall to set the levies and to conduct any and all business deemed to be proper when the Annual Meeting is convened.
Reorganization Meeting April 9, 2014
The Lone Pine Township Reorganization Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lone Pine Town Hall to reorganize the Town Board for the year 2014 and conduct any necessary business.
Meeting Date Notice for 2014-2015
The Lone Pine Board will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Lone Pine Town Hall. Any changes will be posted.
Julie Jacobson - Lone Pine Township Clerk
Posted February 17, 2014
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
City of Nashwauk
4th Street Infrastructure / Platt Avenue East Infrastructure
City of Nashwauk
301 Central Avenue
Nashwauk, MN 55769
Separate sealed Bids will be received by the City of Nashwauk, at the Nashwauk City Hall until 10:00 a.m., March 6, 2014, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for the construction of approximately 1,100 cubic yards excavation, 1,100 cubic yards aggregate base – class 5, 750 tons bituminous paving, 870 feet water main, 760 feet sanitary sewer, 1,600 linear feet concrete curb and gutter and related appurtenances for the Fourth Street Infrastructure / Platt Avenue Infrastructure, Project No. 13-823.
The Plans and Specifications may be examined at the following locations: Nashwauk City Hall, the Engineer’s Office, the Hibbing Builders Exchange and the Duluth Builders Exchange.
Copies of the Plans and Specifications may be obtained at the office of the Engineer, JPJ Engineering, 303 East 19th Street, P.O. Box 656, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746, upon deposit of $75.00 for each set. No refund will be provided.
Alternatively, digital copies of the Bidding documents are available at www.jpjeng.com under the “Construction Bidding Information” link for $25.00 (non-refundable). These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project and entering the eBidDocTM Number 3109574 on the “Search Projects” page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at (952) 233-1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond or cashier’s check payable to City of Nashwauk in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to provide a Performance Bond, Payment Bond and a Certificate of Insurance.
The City of Nashwauk reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities, and to award the contract in the best interest of the OWNER.
February 10, 2014 Pamela LaBine, Clerk
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City of Nashwauk
January 14, 2014
Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order at 4:30 in the council chambers.
Members Present: Hendricks, Heyblom, Fragnito-Smith, Gangl, Bolf. Members Absent: none.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Gangl to accept the minutes of the December 10th council meeting and truth in taxation meeting. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Hendricks to approve all bills signed and file the claims report as official record. Ayes all present—motion carried.
John Ketola discussed issues with the alleys and garbage cans in the way of snowplowing. Heyblom suggested sending a notice out in the PUC bills regarding that and an ad in the paper.
Discussed leasing a grader to clean up the streets, cost would be $400/day and $200 for transport.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Gangl to rent the grader for use in 2014 for snow removal. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve the communications as read. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to approve the consent agenda as follows:
1. Approve the following invoices for ESML contingent upon PUC approval: McGrann Shea $2250.07, $1941.02; JPJ $1160.00; Kelly Bay $1397.60; Sherner $9535.60, $6574.30; Adams Consulting $4383.13, $3043.68, $3105.83; McGrann Shea $3872.77; Sherner Power $5,650.85; Adams Consulting $2,810.85
2. Approve cigarette license for the following: Fred’s Nashwauk, Sinclair Express, Nashwauk Little Store, Nashwauk Bottle Shop
3. Allow Pamela LaBine to attend the MCFOR Region II meeting in Grand Rapids on January 17th, cost $20 plus mileage and wages
4. Allow any Mayor, Council or Clerk to attend the RAMS annual meeting on January 30th in Hibbing, plus mileage, wages, per diem
5. Approve Charlie Kautto to attend 3 day MSHA Training at Iron world mileage plus wages
6. Approve Paul Vraa to attend the Chiefs Meeting in Grand Rapids on January 30, 2014 mileage plus wages
7. Approve Paul Vraa, Jim Maddern, Joe Dasovich to attend Deaf & Hard of Hearing Training in Grand Rapids January 15, 2015 wages, mileage and meals no fee for class.
Ayes all present—motion carried.
Spur Station Update - Clerk LaBine updated the council on a meeting with Chris Ismil from IRRRB regarding commercial demolition program. A meeting should be set up with Mr. Wesanto, the Mayor and IRRRB to discuss the building.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Gangl to approve WMMPB joint powers agreement and allow the Mayor to sign. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Heyblom to approve pay estimate #2 to Casper Construction for the Bozich addition in the amount of $15,770.24 contingent upon PUC approval. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Bolf to accept the resignation from Paul Stromberg from the police department. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Bolf to accept the resignation from Paul Vraa as police chief for the Nashwauk Police Department as of 5-31-14. Ayes- Bolf, Gangl, Fragnito-Smith, Hendricks Nay-Heyblom.
Gangl would like to see an exit interview for any employee that leaves. Heyblom would like the employee to be part of the interview process. Agreed to give to police commission to determine the process so they can advertise as soon as possible.
*Motion by Hendricks, seconded by Heyblom to approve Resolution 14-001 at risk youth multi disciplinary team. Roll Call - Ayes Bolf, Heyblom, Fragnito-Smith, Gangl, Hendricks ;Nay – none Motion Carried.
Committee Reports/Mayor and council concerns:
Bolf - update on Greenway Township agreement-they would like a one year contract and will present at the next meeting.
Hendricks - received a grant from IRRRB for $175,000 for Platt Ave. and 4th street will be discussed at the next PUC meeting and will work with the city on the project.
Hendricks is working on a 5-year plan and has some suggestions on what needs to be done, a copy will be given to everyone to look at and prioritize. Will then set a work session for February.
Heyblom updated on the meeting with Nashwauk Township committee for the community center. Meeting again next week and will have more information. The committee will come up with a location and the agreement to collaborate and bring to each board for a decision.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to approve the reorganization meeting agenda for 2014 with the appointments for the needed commissions. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Bolf had a request to clean the snow by the Catholic Church - the city crew will take care of.
Bolf asked about city policies and who enforces them, discussion was held on different ordinances and policies and it was agreed the department head needs to be aware of it and enforce. If the department head is not doing the job then it should come before the council.
Heyblom spoke with LMC regarding the reorganizational agenda- one item that could be added is the council and mayor salary approvals. The insurance renewal is up in June and can be changed at anytime during the year, and to also add the engineering firm for next year’s agenda.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to adjourn at 5:10 p.m. Ayes all present—motion carried.
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Greenway Fire and Rescue and EMS Department Board Meeting Dates
The Greenway Fire and Rescue and EMS Department board meetings will be held on March 11, June 10, September 9, and December 2, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Calumet City Hall.
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City of Nashwauk
January 28, 2014
The Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order at 4:30 in the council chambers.
Members Present: Hendricks, Fragnito-Smith, Gangl, Bolf, Heyblom. Members Absent: none - attorney John Dimich.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Heyblom to accept the minutes January 14, 2014 council meeting and the reorganizational meeting. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Bolf to approve all bills signed and file the claims report as official record. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve the communications as read. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve the consent agenda as follows:
1) Approve Jaime Williams to attend the trauma and emergency care conference February 28 to March 1, 2014. Mileage, lodging $258.04, Course $219.00
2) Approve Eva Turner for EMS training 2014 Expo January 24th & 25th Mileage and course fee $160.00
3) Approve the ambulance service to attend the No child left inside at O’Brien Lake Friday, February 21st, 2014
Hendricks pulled item #4 - reminded everyone items need to be approved before attending. Was given to the department head seven days before the meeting and needs to follow policy for training requests. Calaguire explained the situation and why it wasn’t presented on time. Ayes all present—motion carried.
Spur Station Update: Mayor Hendricks and Clerk LaBine met with Mr. Wesanto and there really wasn’t anything resolved he was made aware of the action the council would be pursuing. Bolf requested the city move the snow on the west side of the building. Requested a payment schedule on the property for any assessments and check on tank removal.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Heyblom to finalize the demo project contingent upon attorney approval of the court order and award bid to Bougalis Construction in the amount of $16,300.00. Ayes - Heyblom, Gangl, Fragnito-Smith, Hendricks; Nay - Bolf.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to approve ride along for the ambulance for James Comstock and allow Mayor to sign. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Bolf to approve final pay estimate for the Pearson Ave. project & 4th St. alley in the amount of $12,208.00 to Casper Construction contingent upon NPUC approval. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Hendricks to approve resolution 14-002 for support of Highway 169 improvements. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Bolf, Heyblom, Gangl, Fragnito-Smith, Hendricks; Nay - None. Motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve resolution 14-003 for support of Hill Annex State Park. Roll Call Vote: Ayes Bolf, Heyblom, Gangl, Fragnito-Smith, Hendricks; Nay - none. Motion carried.
Bolf notified the council he would like to have an open discussion with the residents at 2:00 the second Tuesday of each month for any residents, business people or anyone who has questions or concerns regarding Nashwauk. Heyblom asked why people can’t attend the council meetings if they have questions, Bolf said they can but they don’t so he would like to do this on his own and will keep the council updated.
Set a work session for February 11, 2014 immediately following the regular council meeting and discuss a 5 year plan. Hendricks suggested everyone look at the plan and make any additions or comments on what they would like to discuss.
Gangl updated on the township and city community center discussions: won’t be meeting with them any more until they have more collaboration with the city. No meetings are scheduled and the township is looking to pursue on their own at this time.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to adjourn at 5:00 p.m. Ayes all present—motion carried.
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CITY OF BOVEY PUBLIC HEARING
The Bovey City Council will hold a Public Hearing regarding the installation of water meters on March 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Club Room of Bovey City Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Goodland Township, County of Itasca and State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. In case of inclement weather the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.
The Election poll hours will be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., at which time the voters will elect:
Supervisor B – 3 year term
Clerk - 2 year term
The Board of Canvass will be held at 8:15 p.m. or as soon as the ballots are counted.
The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.
The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the following location:
Goodland Community Center
13502 Community Center Road
Goodland, MN 55742
Goodland Township Clerk
Published, February 20, 2014 & February 27, 2014
Posted February 13, 2014
The Greenway Joint Recreation Association is seeking part-time help for maintenance at the Hodgins- Berardo Arena and the Greenway Sports Complex.
Send a letter of application and qualifications to:
Coleraine, MN 55722
You may also send it by email to:
Job descriptions can be picked up at the Hodgins-Berardo Arena in Coleraine. For further information, please call 218.245.3525.
Deadline for application is February 28, 2014.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
On February 27, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at
Courthouse in Grand Rapids MN
(Administration conference room on first floor)
Testing for the AutoMARK – the assistive voting
Devices available for usage at the
Annual Town Election for
Trout Lake Township
will be conducted as mandated by Minnesota
Statutes, section 206.83.
The public is welcome to witness the tests.
Brenda Richardson, Trout Lake Township Clerk
Tara DeGuiseppi, Greenway Township Clerk
Michele Smith, Harris Township Clerk
TROUT LAKE TOWNSHIP
Annual Town Election and Town Meeting
MARCH 11, 2014
(Bad Weather Alternative Date: March 18, 2014)
The Annual Election on Tuesday March 11, 2014
Will be held at Trout Lake Community Center
During the hours of 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
To elect one (1) Trout Lake Town Supervisor
And one (1) Trout Lake Town Clerk
The Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday March 11
Will be called to order at 8:30 p.m.
The purpose of the Town Meeting is to set the town’s 2015 levy, Conduct town business needing the elector involvement, and to Discuss other issues that may be raised by the board, or the electors.
Trout Lake Board of Canvas
will meet at a recess of the Annual Town Meeting
when notified by election judges that the ballots have been counted
to certify the Annual Town Election results
Brenda Richardson Trout Lake Township Clerk
Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Balsam Township that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Balsam Town Hall 41388 Scenic Highway, Bovey, MN.
The Election hours are 12 noon until 8 PM at which time voters will elect:
One Supervisor - 3 year term
One Treasurer - 1 year term
One Clerk - 2 year term
Any unregistered voter may register on Election Day before voting. Absentee ballots may be obtained from the Clerk by calling 245-0146.
The Board of Canvas will meet at 8:15 PM or as soon as the ballots are counted to canvass the ballots and to declare the winners.
The Annual Meeting will convene at 8:00 PM to conduct all necessary business as prescribed by law.
In case of inclement weather the Annual Election and Annual Meeting will be postponed until Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
The Balsam Town Board will meet Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Balsam Town Hall to reorganize the Town Board and to conduct the regular monthly meeting.
The Balsam Township Board will meet the third Thursday of each month in 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Balsam Town Hall.
Rebecca Olson, Clerk
CITY OF KEEWATIN
A regular meeting of the city council was held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers.
Members present: Acting Mayor Koprivec, Councilmember: Clusiau, and Clerk Christensen. Absent: Mayor King.
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Clusiau to accept the following items as submitted.
1. Accept the minutes of the January 8, 2014 regular meeting.
2. Pay the bills. Motion Carried.
The city had advertised for bids for the handicapped accessible door project at the library. The city did not receive any bid for the project. Mayor King contacted Architectural Resources who will contact some contracts to submit plans. A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to accept bids for the library project until the February 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. and to open those bids at the 5:00 PM council meeting. Motion Carried.
Ron LaFond from Stantec appeared before the council to give an update on the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Mr. LaFond and his associates visited the plant and gave the council the key findings. The council was informed the plant was in need of significant repairs. For the next step Stantec will make a formal Facility Plan presentation to the city council at the February 26th council meeting. The Facilities plan must be submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control by March 7, 2014. Stantec would like the council to authorize the recalibration of the influent flow meter. A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Koprivec to authorize Peoples Services to get the influent flow meter fixed as soon as possible. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Graves to pass Resolution 2014-1, a resolution authorizing the City of Keewatin to make application to and accept funds from IRRRB Public Works Grant for the water line on 2nd Avenue E. and 3rd Avenue E. project and to authorize Mayor King and City Clerk Julie Christensen as the authorized signature for the grant. Motion carried with the following roll call vote: Clusiau - yes, Christensen - yes, King - yes, Graves - yes, Koprivec - yes.
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Koprivec to pass Resolution 2014-2, a resolution authorizing the City of Keewatin to make application to and accept funds from IRRRB Public works Grant for the Electric Substation upgrade project and to authorize Mayor King and City Clerk Julie Christensen as the authorized signature for the grant. Motion carried with the following roll call vote: Clusiau - yes, Christensen - yes, King - yes, Graves - yes, Koprivec - yes.
Sue Bayliss from the Keewatin Career Development appeared before the council to request a hoist in the city hall garage. Sue did not have all her information for the council at this time and requested to be put on the agenda for the February 12th council meeting. A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Clusiau to table the discussion regarding the garage hoist for Career Development until the February 12th council meeting. Motion Carried.
Police Chief Paul Fairbanks submitted the 2013 Incident Reports List to the council.
Itasca County and many other Range cities have adopted an ordinance regarding regulating synthetic drugs. The city is being asked to pass ordinance No. 81 in regards to the regulation of synthetic drug sales in the city. A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Clusiau to adopt ordinance No. 81. Motion Carried.
Assign to next agenda:
1. Keewatin Taconite Career Development
2. Ball Field Regulations
3. Street/Sidewalk projects
4. Public Hearing for Facilities Plan - March 5th
The council continues with a work session following the regular council meeting to discuss the Waste Water Treatment Plan further.
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Clusiau to adjourn. Motion Carried. Meeting ended at 6:40 p.m.
The following bills were approved for payment:
CITY OF KEEWATIN
Check # Date Search Name Amount
050457 01/22/14 American Bank of the North $37.19
050458 01/22/14 Ameripride $24.20
050459 01/22/14 Arrowhead Reg. Firefighters $65.00
050460 01/22/14 AT&T Mobility $109.59
050461 01/22/14 Breeden, James $93.95
050462 01/22/14 Cobb Cook $63.01
050463 01/22/14 Dept. of Employment & Economic $191.34
050464 01/22/14 Dept. of Treasury IRS $74.57
050465 01/22/14 DVS Renewal $80.00
050466 01/22/14 Ebsco Subscriptions Services $537.71
050467 01/22/14 Emergency Apparatus $1,231.24
050468 01/22/14 Fire Safety USA $545.09
050469 01/22/14 Fowler Paula Lib. Petty Cash $282.81
050470 01/22/14 G&K Services $138.92
050471 01/22/14 Hibbing Community College $800.00
040472 01/22/14 Hibbing Daily Tribune $588.59
050473 01/22/14 Ingram Library Services $133.77
050474 01/22/14 Itasca County Sheriff Dept. $26.02
050475 01/22/14 Keewatin Auto Repair $115.56
050476 01/22/14 L&M Supply $9.47
050477 01/22/14 Latvala Oil Company, Inc. $2,255.40
050478 01/22/14 Lowes, Inc. $140.03
050479 01/22/14 MBFTE $75.00
050480 01/22/14 Mediacom $104.90
050481 01/22/14 Midwest Tape $35.68
050482 01/22/14 Minnesota Energy Resource Inc. $1,125.12
050483 01/22/14 Nashwauk Hardware Hank Inc. $56.99
050484 01/22/14 Postmaster $184.00
050485 01/22/14 Precious Paws $100.00
050486 01/22/14 Public Utilities $149.36
050487 01/22/14 Pumpkin Books $103.00
050488 01/22/14 Range Assn. of Municipalities $700.00
050489 01/22/14 Range Cornice $1,679.75
050490 01/22/14 Range Paper $270.53
050491 01/22/14 Rodney’s Radiator Service $236.25
050492 01/22/14 Royal Tire $514.13
050493 01/22/14 Signal Systems $375.00
050494 01/22/14 Sim Supply Inc. $130.31
050495 01/22/14 Sullivan Supply $828.98
050496 01/22/14 TDS Metrocom $465.26
050497 01/22/14 Thronson Susan $40.52
050498 01/22/14 Titan Machinery $136.44
SRNF February 20, 2014