ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received, publicly opened, and read aloud by representatives of the City of Calumet, Minnesota, at the City Hall, P.O. Box 375, 932 Gary Street, Calumet, Minnesota 55716, in said City at 10:00 AM, on Friday, April 14, 2014, for furnishing all work and materials for the construction of 3rd and 4th Avenue Watermain Improvements consisting of the following approximate quantities:
920 LF 8” DIP CL. 52 Watermain;
1 LS Temporary Water Service;
13 EA 1” Copper Water Services;
600 LBS Watermain Fittings;
1400 CY Common Excavation
1350 TN CL. 5 Aggregate Base
700 TN Bituminous Paving
1840 LF Concrete Curb and Gutter
1110 SY Sodding
Proposal forms, contract documents, drawings and specifications as prepared by TKDA, are on file for inspection in the office of the City Clerk and in the office of the Engineers, whose address is 444 Cedar Street, Suite 1500, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2140.
Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available on www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for a non-refundable price of $25.00 by inputting Quest Project No. 3170886 on the website’s Project search page. Please contact Quest Construction Data Network, LLC at (952) 233-1632 or email@example.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.
Contractors desiring drawings, specifications and related documents for the purpose of submitting a bid may secure them from the Engineers upon deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each set. The deposit will not be refunded.
No bid will be considered unless it is securely sealed in an envelope and filed with the City Clerk prior to the time noted above for the closing of bids.
Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or cashier’s check payable to the City of Calumet in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the bidder, if successful, will enter into a contract with the Owner for the work described in the proposal. This deposit will be subject to forfeiture as provided by law. The deposits for the three lowest bidders will be retained by the Owner until the contract has been awarded and executed but not longer than sixty (60) days. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days following the bid opening.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities or to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, in the best interest of the Owner.
The City Council will consider award of contracts at a regular meeting to be held at April 15 2014.
Dated: March 17, 2014
Published in the Duluth News Tribune - March 20, 2014.
Published in the Scenic Range News Forum –March 20 and 27, 2014.
SRNF March 20, 27, 2014
City of Nashwauk
February 25, 2014
Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. in the council chambers.
Members Present: Hendricks, Heyblom, Bolf, Gangl, Fragnito-Smith. Members Absent: none.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2014 council meeting and the February 18, 2014 special meeting. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Hendricks to approve all bills signed and file the claims report as official record. Ayes all present—motion carried.
John Ketola discussed the frost in the ground and the importance of running the water in your home for the next couple months.
Ketola also asked for approval to rent a front end loader for snow removal. $4100/month or $1065/wk.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Heyblom to rent the loader for one month at $4100.00 for snow removal. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Fragnito-Smith, seconded by Heyblom to approve the communications as read. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Heyblom to approve the consent agenda as follows:
1) Approve the Fire Department to attend Positive Pressure Training on March 12, 2014; cost to be covered by the State
2) Approve the Fire Department to do a house burn March 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., allow one ambulance to be at the scene.
Ayes all present—motion carried.
1. Discuss KOKO, former police officer of Nashwauk. Hendricks recommended getting a plaque for him and place at the police station. Bolf said there is a plaque in Grand Rapids for all officers who died in the line of duty-no action
2. Hire new Police Chief with recommendation from Police Commission-based on the scoring done by the interview panel in accordance with the system established by the police commission; the recommendation is to hire James Maddern. A letter was opened prior to the meeting and Bolf asked about the letter and if it would impact the decision. Dimich responded that a motion can be made, the letter was from AFSCME regarding using Veterans Points in the hiring process and also that seniority is in question. Dimich will write a letter to AFSCME in response to this
*Motion by Fragnito-Smith, seconded by Gangl to hire James Maddern for the police chief position beginning June 1st 2014.
Ayes all present—motion carried.
3. Lake Country Power Franchise agreement-- forward updated agreement to them –council agreed to forward.
*Motion by Gangl, seconded by Bolf to approve Joint Powers Agreement with the Criminal Justice Agency; allow clerk and mayor to sign. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Fragnito-Smith, seconded by Bolf to approve resolution 14-004 to accept funds from the IRRRB commercial redevelopment grant program. Roll Call Ayes: Bolf, Heyblom, Hendricks, Fragnito-Smith, Gangl; Nay none motion carried.
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Gangl to approve new contract with Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm; allow clerk and mayor to sign. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Fragnito-Smith to accept the resignation of Aaron Clusiau from the Nashwauk Police Commission board. Ayes all present—motion carried.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Gangl to accept the resignation of Larry DePaulis from the Nashwauk Police Commission board. Ayes all present—motion carried. Both members were thanked for their time served on the commission.
Discussion regarding filling the open positions, Hendricks recommended appointing Bud Gunter as he had applied in January for the position. Bolf mentioned that Ben DeNucci should be also appointed in that case since he applied the year before. Heyblom asked if we could abolish the commission completely; the attorney agreed, and there were steps that need to be followed to do that. Heyblom suggested advertising for both positions and if these people want to apply again, they may.
*Motion by Heyblom, seconded by Bolf to advertise for two police commission openings and discuss it at the second meeting in March. Ayes all present—motion carried.
1. The City Council is welcome to attend the next PUC meeting March 18, 2014 for an ESML update from Essar representatives.
2. There will be a Board of Appeals meeting April 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Bolf asked Karen Calaguire about the email the council had received from her regarding an ambulance attendant. Calaguire stated she has not heard from the person and she has not completed the testing nor has she met with the training officers. It has to pass through the Nashwauk ambulance service certification program in order to be able to do the IV for the service. The proficiency needs to be checked of the person before letting them do the job for the service
*Motion by Bolf, seconded by Gangl to adjourn at 5:00 p.m. Ayes all present--motion carried.
SRNF March 20, 2014
FEDERAL FLOOD INSURANCE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CITY OF COLERAINE, MINNESOTA
Washington, D.C. - The City of Coleraine has joined over 21,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance. This availability follows the community’s adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The City of Coleraine is now a participant in the NFIP effective on December 9, 2013. Residents of the City of Coleraine will be able to purchase flood insurance up to the limits under the Regular Phase of the program. However, there is a 30-day waiting period before flood insurance coverage goes into effect. For single-family dwellings, the building coverage limit is $250,000, and the contents coverage limit is $100,000. Renters can also protect their belongings by purchasing contents coverage. For commercial properties, the building and contents coverage limits are both $500,000.
Lenders must require borrowers whose properties are located in a designated flood hazard area to purchase flood insurance as a condition of receiving a federally backed mortgage loan in accordance with the Federal Disaster Protection Act of 1973.
The NFIP is implemented through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There are over 5.5 million flood insurance policies in more than 21,000 participating communities nationwide.
SRNF March 20, 2014
CITY OF KEEWATIN
A Public Hearing was held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers.
Members present: Mayor King, Councilmember: Graves, Koprivec, Clusiau and Clerk Christensen.
The Public Hearing was held to hear any public concerns or comments about the Waste Water Treatment Plant Facilities Plan.
Ronald LaFond, from Stantec Consulting gave a Power Point presentation on the project. Stantec is recommending the “preferred” option at a cost of $4,997,000.00 and this is the amount that will be submitted for grant money. The impact on the residents would be determined on the amount of grants/loans the city receives.
A motion was made by Clusiau and seconded by Koprivec to pass resolution - 2, a resolution approving wastewater treatment facilities plan and authorizing submittal of wastewater treatment facilities plan. Motion Carried with the following roll call vote: Clusiau - yes, Christensen - yes, King - yes, Graves - yes, Koprivec - yes.
A motion was made by Christensen and seconded by Koprivec to authorize for the submittal of the project priority list to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Clusiau to adjourn. Motion Carried.
SRNF March 20, 2014
CITY OF KEEWATIN
A regular meeting of the city council was held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers.
Members present: Mayor King, Councilmember: Graves, Koprivec and Clerk Christensen. Absent: Clusiau.
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Graves to accept the following items as submitted.
1. Accept the minutes of the February 12, 2014 regular meeting.
2. Approve February payroll
3. Pay the bills. Motion Carried.
Stantec appeared before the council to discuss the Waste Water Treatment Plant facilities plan. A slide show was presented which showed the three different possible project types and the cost of each project. There will be a public hearing held Wednesday, March 5th at 5:00 PM in the council chambers to hear the public’s concerns and comments on the project.
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Koprivec to accept the Forte & Company Audit Agreement. Motion Carried.
The council received a quote for a new scoreboard down at the ball field from Varsity Scoreboards in the amount of $4,154.21. There has been $2,300 in donations for the scoreboard. A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Koprivec to order the scoreboard now which will save the city $225.00. Motion Carried.
A motion was mady by Koprivec and seconded by Graves to accept the St. Louis County Road Maintenance Agreement. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by Graves and seconded by Koprivec to allow Susan Thronson and Robin Jeranek to attend the Banyon Data Systems Conference in Burnsville and to approve lodging and travel expenses. Motion Carried.
A motion was made by King and seconded by Koprivec to approve sending a charitable gambling request to the Fire Relief Association in the amount of $6,000 to pay for the fireworks. If the city pays for the fireworks prior to March 1st there will be a 15% increase in product. Motion Carried.
Mayor King informed the council that there was a water line break which caused flooding in the police department. The cause of the break was due to the furnace in the city hall going out.
Mayor King stated that General Waste would like to address the council regarding an expansion. Mayor King would like a work session on March 26th at 4:00 PM and continue the regular meeting after the special meeting. A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Graves to schedule the work session. Motion Carried.
Assign to next agenda:
1. Well Head Protection Plan
2. Franchise Ordinance
3. Bids for Library Doors
A motion was made by Koprivec and seconded by Graves to adjourn. Motion Carried.
The following bills were approved for payment:
CITY OF KEEWATIN
Check # Date Search Name Amount
050567 02/26/14 AT&T Mobility $125.67
050568 02/26/14 Benchmark Engineering Inc. $720.00
050569 02/26/14 Duluth News Tribune $212.16
050570 02/26/14 Edward F. Heiberger $23.98
050571 02/26/14 G&K Services $64.99
050572 02/26/14 H&L Mesabi $834.20
050573 02/26/14 Hibbing Daily Tribune $102.80
050574 02/26/14 Ingram Library Services $143.53
050575 02/26/14 Itasca County Sheriff Dept. $10.00
050576 02/26/14 Keewatin Auto Repair $371.78
050577 02/26/14 Keewatin Sinclair $29.93
050578 02/26/14 L&M Supply $273.89
050579 02/26/14 LaBine, Pamela $145.00
050580 02/26/14 Mediacom $54.95
050581 02/26/14 MidAmerica Books $47.85
040582 02/26/14 Midwest Tape $99.35
050583 02/26/14 Penworthy, Inc. $94.76
050584 02/26/14 Police Savings $30.83
050585 02/26/14 Precious Paws $100.00
050586 02/26/14 Premier Pyrotechnics Inc. $6,000.00
050587 02/26/14 Public Utilities $213.84
050588 02/26/14 Pumpkin Books $72.95
050589 02/26/14 Range Paper $278.69
050590 02/26/14 Taste of Home Books $31.98
050591 02/26/14 TDS Metrocom $430.89
050592 02/26/14 Ziegler Inc. $45.99
SRNF March 20, 2014
Councilor Nelson introduced the following and moved for its adoption:
ORDINANCE NO. 105
CITY OF CALUMET
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING SYNTHETIC DRUG ESTABLISHMENTS AND
THE SALE OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS
The City of Calumet does ordain:
Section 1: Findings of Fact and Statement of Purpose.
(a) The Calumet City Council finds the following facts to exist:
(1) Synthetic drugs are commonly marketed as a safe and legal alternatives to marijuana or other controlled substances;
(2) Ingestion of synthetic drugs has been known to produce undesired and dangerous side effects such as headaches, agitation, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, loss of consciousness, elevated blood pressure, tremors, seizures, paranoid behavior, anxiety, increased heart rate, and even death;
(3) The Calumet City Council has been advised of a significant increase in the use of synthetic drugs within Itasca County and the manufacture and sale of synthetic drugs is negatively impacting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Itasca County;
(4) Due to the manner in which these substances are marketed, the manufacture and sale of synthetic drugs is, purportedly, not currently regulated by the federal drug administration (FDA);
(5) Due to the ease of making slight molecular alterations to chemical compounds, law enforcement agencies have found it difficult to bring criminal charges against manufacturers and sellers of synthetic drug products,
(6) The purpose of this Ordinance is not to condone illegal activity nor is it to legitimize activity that may now or in the future be considered illegal activity under state or federal laws; and
(7) Synthetic drugs are currently being sold as legal products in the County without even the basic regulation and licensing requirements that many other businesses have within the city.
Section 2: Definitions:
For the purposes of this Article, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning hereinafter ascribed to them:
(a) Synthetic drug. The term synthetic drug means one or more of the following:
(1) A substance that a reasonable person would believe is a synthetic drug;
(2) A substance that a reasonable person would believe is being purchased or sold as a synthetic drug; or
(3) A substance that a person knows or should have known was intended to be consumed by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other immediate means, and consumption was intended to cause or simulate a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system that is substantially similar to or greater than the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance on Schedule 1. Synthetic drug does not mean food and drug ingredients, alcohol, legend drugs, tobacco or dietary supplements;
(b) Synthetic drug establishment. Synthetic drug establishment means any business establishment where any person engages in the sale of synthetic drugs.
Section 3. License Required.
No person shall engage in the business of operating a synthetic drug establishment either exclusively or in connection with any other business enterprise without first obtaining a license for each synthetic drug establishment.
Section 4. Application for License.
Application for a synthetic drug establishment license shall be made to the City Clerk on forms supplied by the city containing the following information:
(a) A description of the business;
(b) A description of the location of the premises to be licensed;
(c) The full names and addresses of the property owner, business owner, lessee and manager, operator and the date of birth of each;
(d) If applicant is a partnership, the names and residence addresses of each of the partners including limited partners, and the address of the partnership itself, if different from the address of the synthetic drug establishment; and
(e) Whether any of the aforementioned individuals have ever been convicted of any crime or offense other than a traffic offense, and if so, a description of the offense as to time, place, date and disposition.
The annual license fee shall be $600. A separate license shall be obtained for each place of business. The licensee shall display the license in a prominent place on the licensed premises at all times. A license, unless revoked, shall be effective January 1st through December 31st annually.
Section 5. Issuance.
No license under this Ordinance shall be issued unless it is approved by the Calumet City Council upon advice from area law enforcement and unless the establishment has passed fire and health inspections. The City Clerk shall not approve any license if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe:
(1) That the granting of said license would result in violations of the law;
(2) That the license application contains false and misleading statements; or
(3) That other good cause exists for denying the license;
(b) If the City Clerk finds that he/she does not have adequate information to evaluate the license application, he/she may direct the applicant, manager or agent to appear at any reasonable time and place to give under oath information concerning the application. No license shall be granted to any applicant who refuses to appear and cooperate with the investigation.
Section 6. Prohibited Acts.
No synthetic drug establishment shall:
(1) Remain open between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any day;
(2) Sell synthetic drug products that do not include the name, phone number and address of the manufacturer, packer and distributor of the product;
(3) Sell synthetic drug products that do not identify all commodities within the package, including organic and non-organic, chemically synthesized substances and compounds;
(4) Sell synthetic drug products to any individual under the age of 21;
(5) Sell synthetic drug products that do not comply with all state and federal laws and regulations, including those related to packaging, labeling and weights and measures; and
(6) Be located within 500 feet of any park, school, public library, day care facility or area zoned residential or mixed-use neighborhood. This restriction shall not apply to a synthetic drug establishment that was conducting business at the location indicated in the application and making sales of synthetic drugs at that location on or before the effective date of this Ordinance.
Section 7. Suspension and Revocation of Licenses.
The City Clerk may revoke or suspend any license issued pursuant to this Article, if, after giving the licensee an opportunity to be heard on the matter, such officer finds:
(a) The licensee has violated a provision of this Article or any other law relating to the conduct of its operation including, but not limited to state, federal or local laws; or
(b) The licensee secured the license through misrepresentation or fraud or misstated any material fact in the application; or
(c) Failure of the licensee to cooperate with the police, fire or health officers in any investigation relating to their operations or failure to admit police officers into the establishment at any time when people are present in the establishment; or
(d) The establishment is operated in such a way as to endanger public health or safety; or
(e) The establishment is operated in such a way as to constitute a public nuisance as defined in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.74 or successor statute.
Section 8. Appeals.
Any person aggrieved by a licensing decision of the City Clerk under this Article may appeal such decision to the City Council by filing a written notice of appeal with the City Clerk within 15 days after such decision is rendered. The decision of the City Council is the final administrative decision of the city.
Section 9. Enforcement and Penalties
(a) This ordinance may be enforced by any peace officer.
(b) Any person who violates, neglects, or refuses to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or any combination thereof.
(c) Regarding violations of this Ordinance that are continuous with respect to time, each day that the violation continues is a separate offense. As to other violations, each act constitutes a separate offense.
(d) This ordinance, in addition to other remedies, may be enforced by injunction, action to compel performance or other appropriate action in District Court to prevent, restrain, correct or abate violations.
Section 10. Other Applicable Laws.
This Ordinance is intended to complement state and federal laws regulating synthetic drugs.
Section 11. Severability.
If any portion of this Ordinance, or its application to any circumstances, is held invalid, the remaining provisions shall be considered severable, and shall be given effect to the maximum extent possible.
Section 12. Effective Date.
That this Ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.
Adopted by the City Council of the City of Calumet, Minnesota, this 18th day of February, 2014.
MAYOR OF CALUMET, PRO-TEM
CALUMET CITY CLERK
Councilor Strand seconded the foregoing resolution and the following voted in favor thereof: Nelson, Zaren, Mackey and the following voted against same: none whereby the Ordinance was declared duly passed and adopted.
SRNF March 20, 2014
POLICE COMMISSION OPENINGS
The following positions are open within the City of Nashwauk:
Fill remainder of a 2 year term
Fill remainder of a 3 year term
Please submit a letter of interest to the clerk’s office by March 21, 2014 at 12:00 P.M.
The Bovey Fire Department is seeking applications.
Please apply at the Bovey City Hall
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or
Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.