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2017-04-21 / Features

City mirrors St. Louis County ATV ordinance; Larry Nanti Field dedicated

From the City Council:


Approved the Administrative Services Agreement as presented which defines the role of the city and that the Tri-Cities Biosolids Disposal Authorities’ employees are not employees of the city.

Authorized staff to advertise for temporary seasonal employees and seasonal coaches. Applicants will be accepted until 4 p.m., Friday May 5. Seasonal summer employees must be 18 years of age or older. Seasonal summer adult coaches must be 19 years of age or older, assistant coaches and umpires must be 16 years of age or older.

Appointed the following as fire department officers: Ryan Pontinen, assistant fire chief; Deven Rowe, captain/training; Dan Ronchetti, captain/safety.

Approved the management of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) within the public right-ofway of roads under the city’s jurisdiction, mirroring the St. Louis County’s ATV ordinance.


Approved the variance application for Habitat for Humanity property located at 5700 Mineral Avenue.

Following the recommendation of the personnel committee, offered employment with the city to Gerry Knapper for the laborer position, contingent upon the passing of a physical, background check and a drug and alcohol test.

Following the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board, dedicated the westernmost ballfield at the Mountain Iron Recreation Complex as the “Larry Nanti Field,” and authorized the erection the proper signage indicating such.

Approved Resolution #09-17 approving the sale of property located behind the residents located on the north side of Garden Drive North. Fee to purchase the lots was set at $750, with the lots only being available for purchase by the landowner directly south of each lot.

Approved Resolution #10-17 closing out the Garden Drive South Project and accepting work which was completed in 2016 for this project, between Arbor Lane and Fairview Lane.

Approved Resolution #11-17 declaring the cost of the Garden Drive South Project to be assessed, and ordering preparation of proposed assessment. Once the assessment role is completed, a public hearing will be scheduled on the proposed assessment.

Approved the request from the Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant to serve alcohol at an event to be held on July 15, 2017, at the Mountain Iron Community Center.

From the Senior Citizens Center:

Mountain Iron Senior Cash Bingo will be held on Monday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Coffee ‘n after the bingo session; the public is welcome.

AEOA April Spring Party will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mountain Iron Senior Center. Menu: Chicken lasagna, tossed salad, carrots and cake. Entertainment: Live music, games and split-the-pot. Fresh bakery will be available for purchase. Call 735-8480 for reservations by Friday, April 21. Mountain Iron Senior Cash Bingo to follow the meal.

Mountain Iron Senior Cash Bingo will be held on Monday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Senior business meeting will be held after bingo. A representative from St. Louis County will be the guest speaker; the public is welcome.

Mountain Iron Senior Cash Bingo will be held on Monday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Bring snacks to share; the public is welcome.

Mountain Iron Senior Center will be closed May 13 – 21 for maintenance work.

AEOA May Party will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mountain Iron Senior Center. No further information is available at this time. Call 735-8480 for reservations. Mountain Iron Senior Cash Bingo to follow the meal

From the City Engineer:

As construction on local road and state highways begins this spring and summer, please slow down and pay attention in the construction zone.

Woodland Estates is under construction. This is a new residential development along Highway 7 near Anne’s Acres. Mesabi Bituminous was the low bidder. This project is substantially completed. Curb and gutter is scheduled for spring and bituminous pavement will be done in summer. Several lots had homes started in the winter.

Mountain Iron is planning to construct a new drinking water well. Plans for completion of a well are in progress and an environmental review of the project needs to be completed. This project may occur in 2017 if funding is available.

MnDOT is planning to reconstruct the intersection of North Enterprise Drive and Highway 169 in 2017. This project will also include a portion of Highway 7 near the intersection.

This project is moving ahead with a potential to be constructed during the summer of 2017. Sidewalks and pedestrian crossings are being planned for in the project area.

Mountain Iron Buhl High School is planning to construct a new high school attached to the elementary school. Construction is planned to start in the spring of 2017.

From the Library Director:

Our next "Book to Movie" event will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at the Mt. Iron Public Library. Our April selection is Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult. Books are available at the library so there is still time to read it before the event. Call the library at 735- 8625 for more information or to register for the 5 p.m. show. The afternoon matinee is filled. Join this exciting monthly program. Our May selection will be revealed in the near future. Stay tuned for the announcement.

Here's a list of hot new releases at the Mt. Iron Public Library: Fast and Loose, by Stuart Woods; The Fix, by David Baldacci; The Lost Order, by Steve Berry; The Night the Lights Went Out, by Karen White; The Ebb Tide, by Beverly Lewis; One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline; The Burial Hour, by Jeffrey Deaver; My Italian Bulldozer, by Alexander McCall Smith; Red Clover Inn, by Carla Neggers; A Twist in Time, by Julie McElwain; The Promise Girls, by Marie Bostwick; The Orphan's Tale, by Pam Jenoff; The Last Chance Matinee, by Mariah Stewart; If I'm Found, by Terri Blackstock; and Finding Our Forever, by Brenda Novak.

Library hours are: Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Any questions? Call 735-8625 for information. Spring storytime sessions have ended and will resume during our Summer Reading Program.

Hometown Happenings in Mountain Iron is submitted each month by the City of Mountain Iron.

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