Unofficial minutes of the Ely City Council 2/2/2007

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES<BR><BR>Council Chambers<BR><BR>Ely, Minnesota<BR><BR>Tuesday, January 2, 2007<BR><BR>6:30 P.M. Regular Meeting<BR><BR>Ely City Council<BR><BR>Prior to tonight's regular council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer/Administrator Ely Butler administered the oath of office to Charles Novak as Mayor ( two year term); Warren Nikkola, Heidi Omerza, F. Gordon Sheddy, as Council members. ( four year terms)<BR><BR>Regular meeting of the Ely City Council was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Charles J. Novak.<BR><BR>PRESENT: Council members Debeltz, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (6)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Debeltz, that the minutes of the regular meeting of December 19, 2006; recessed meeting of December 21, 2006, be approved without reading. Carried unanimously. Minutes to stand as recorded.<BR><BR>There were no omissions or additions to tonight's agenda.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak provided council members with a letter of resignation as City Councilor effective January 2, 2007, due to being elected to the position of Mayor of the City of Ely. Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that letter be accepted. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak commended the Public Works Department for the excellent display of workmanship in removing snow this past weekend; also the Electrical Linemen for a job well done. Council members concurred with commendation.<BR><BR>The following consent agenda items were brought before the council for approval:<BR><BR>1. Adoption of Robert's Rules of Order Simplified, Arthur T. Lewis and Henry M. Robert as "guideline" in conducting official city council meetings;<BR><BR>2. Designation of 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30 P.M. Council Chambers of the Ely City Hall, for regular city council meetings;<BR><BR>3. Designation of last Tuesdays of the month, 6:00 P.M. Council Chambers of the Ely City Hall, for regular monthly study sessions;<BR><BR>4. City depositories for 2007: Wells Fargo Bank, Queen City Federal, Boundary Waters Bank, Edward Jones and Company, L.P.;<BR><BR>5. 2006 Employment Applications ( excepting Police Officer Applications through Civil Service) to be declared null and void;<BR><BR>6. Authorization for City Council appointed representative and/or alternate, to attend monthly RAMS Meetings;<BR><BR>7. Authorization to call for bids for City of Ely's legal/display publications for 2007;<BR><BR>8. Leustek and Sons Inc. - Notice of Termination forms for open NPDES Permits <BR><BR>( Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. authorized to execute pending City Engineer and EUC review and approval);<BR><BR>9. Ely Chamber of Commerce - support of West End Concept Site Plan - INFORMATION;<BR><BR>10. Rae R. Bentz, Klun Law Firm - request to attend City Attorney's Educational Conference, February 9 - 10th, 2007, St. Paul, MN;<BR><BR>11. Extension of current contract of Building/Plumbing Inspector through January 31, 2007 ( Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. to contact Marc Davis for approval of extension - current contract is being negotiated between City Admin. and Building/Plumbing Official per Dec. 5, 2006 council action).<BR><BR>12. St. Louis County - notification of Training Opportunity - Local Board of Appeal and Equalization - January 17, 2007, Cotton Town Hall ( Mayor and/or Council members authorized to attend) <BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Nikkola, that above items be approved and ordered filed. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Duane Whalen requested placement on tonight's agenda regarding questions posed at the city council candidates forum in October 2006. He questioned the East Spaulding Lots, inquiring as to why houses were not being developed there. Mayor Novak stated that houses have been built for the Phase I project which included a $3,000.00 rebate to property owner if houses were built within one year of purchase agreement ( there were several council approved exceptions for additional year); Phase II. stipulates a three year period of time in which property owner must build, with no rebate, or the property reverts back to the City of Ely, as the development of these specific lots is to encourage housing development. Matter of information. Duane also questioned the council on the benefits they feel the City will be getting from the Joint Public Works Facility and the HRA Housing Project. Mayor Novak stated that once the County and City move into the new facility, current properties can then be placed on the market to sell, which will increase the tax capacity for the City of Ely, where existing residents will then see no tax increase. Mayor Novak also commented that the HRA Housing Project is a self sustaining effort where the EUC is bringing the utilities to where they should be (stubbed off on property). Council member Nikkola recommended that Duane's additional questions be brought forth to the January study session for further discussion. Council members concurred. Council member Zupec commented that the EEDA Meetings will address many of Duane's concerns, also. Matter of information.<BR><BR>Rae Bentz was present at tonight's meeting representing Klun Law Firm, noting that per the recommendation of J. Fletcher Freeman, notifying the council that Gene Harri had been contacted regarding purchasing the property he now leases from the City of Ely on West Camp Street, and that Gene Harri had provided documentation of $6,695.00 in improvements he made to the property in 2004 and 2005. By reducing the $7,000.00 tax appraised value by the cost of his improvements of which the City Land Committee proposed giving him credit for, the figure is well below the $4,500.00 he has offered the City to buy this property. Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that the City of Ely accept the offer made to the City of Ely by Gene Harri, for the purchase of property he is now leasing from the City of Ely, at the purchase price of $4,500.00. Carried unanimously. The City Attorney's Office will draft up proper paperwork for the sale of this property. *Purchaser will be responsible for all legal costs, per current city policy.<BR><BR>RLK Kuusisto Engineer Harold Langowski had provided Klun Law Firm with request from their land surveyor concerning a project they had been working on with Attorney Larry Klun ( Loe Industrial Park - City of Ely ), requesting an update on the requested information. Matter of information. Harold also reported that he had met with St. Louis County representatives regarding the upcoming 4th Avenue East Project, and that the bid for this project should be let out prior to June 2007. RLK is also working on the cemetery boundary survey, and there are some issues that have come up in which they are recommending a meeting with the full Council and Cemetery Committee. Council members requested that this matter be placed on the January 30, 2007 Ely City Council Study Session.<BR><BR>Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. Butler requested council approval in payment of city bills and payroll for December 2006, totaling: $648,879.27. Moved by Nikkola supported by Debeltz, that bills and payroll be allowed and paid. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>EUC General Manager presented the following consent agenda items:<BR><BR>1. Recommend city accept proposal addressed in letter to Ely Butler, dated December 18, 2006 - $1.00 per hour increase in pay for current Utility Billing Clerk and adjust Infrastructure Foreman to 15% more than Infrastructure Maintenance Worker, which is in accord with the basis for the pay scale in our electric department;<BR><BR>2. Approve bills payable for December 2006 - $193,888.09;<BR><BR>3. The City share of the balance due for utilities to the joint public works facility is predicted to be $60,133.85. Will the city council be sharing this cost?<BR><BR>INFORMATION<BR><BR>1. Draft new job description for utility person ( see attached GM recommendation);<BR><BR>2. Pursue energy efficient induction lighting with Dave Krebs, United Electric;<BR><BR>3. GM to talk at MPCA Annual WWTP Operator's seminar in Brooklyn Park, Mn, in March on effects of Bio-P removal and the interrelationship with the plant process;<BR><BR>4. Table to next meeting what to do with CD that has recently matured for $257,519.59 ( EUC project financial obligations assessment attached);<BR><BR>5. Authorize payment for emergency repairs: John Henry Foster Invoice #1474131-0001-01 - $1,669.50; Design Solutions & Integration Invoice #BILL000000272-$3,689.70.<BR><BR>Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that above items #1 and #2 be approved, pulling off approval of item #3 for further discussion. Council member Debeltz withdrew his motion, Council member Zupec withdrew his support. Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. Butler noted concern with Item #1 under above consent agenda items, recommending that this matter be referred to The Employee Relations Committee. Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that EUC consent agenda item #2 be approved and ordered filed. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that EUC consent agenda item #1 be referred to the Employee Relations Committee. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Debeltz, that EUC consent agenda item #3 be referred to the January 30, 2007 Quarterly Joint Study Session between the Ely Utilities Commission and Ely City Council. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>The following claims for payment were presented for approval:<BR><BR>A. RAMS - 2007 Membership Dues - $700.00;<BR><BR>B. WSB and Associates Inc. -<BR><BR>1. Invoice #18 - Construction Services for Runway Safety Area Expansion - November 1, 2006 - November 30, 2006; $17,088.79 (approve contingent upon Airport Commission approval);<BR><BR>2. Invoice #16 - Construction Services for Runway Safety Area Expansion - Period ending September 2006 - $30,422.25 ( approve contingent upon Airport Commission approval);<BR><BR>C. RLK Kuusisto Inc. - Ely Cemetery Boundary ( engineering services ) - November 2006 - $3,600.00;<BR><BR>D. LMC Insurance Trust - Continue with 2% Managed Care Credit - Workman's Compensation - $76,889.00;<BR><BR>E. Minnesota Council of Airports - 2007 Membership Dues - $100.00 <BR><BR>Moved by Nikkola supported by Debeltz, that above claims be allowed and paid. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Debeltz, that the council waive readings in their entirety, of all ordinances and resolutions on tonight's agenda. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Zupec offered the following ordinance: Proposed Ordinance #192, Second Series, An Ordinance Of The City of Ely, Minnesota, Adding To The Ely City Code, Chapter 20, Section 20.30, Entitled Special Fund For Retirement Of Joint Maintenance Facility Debt.<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The City of Ely, pursuant to a Purchase Agreement dated October 5, 2004, and in connection with the construction of a Joint Maintenance Facility, shall be acquiring real property from St. Louis County, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The City of Ely will be vacating its current City maintenance facility, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The City of Ely may sell either of the above mentioned properties, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: Section 12.05 of the City Charter requires that net cash proceeds of any sale of real property shall be used to retire any outstanding indebtedness incurred by the city in acquisition or improvement of the property.<BR><BR>THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:<BR><BR>Section 1. A new Section shall be added to Chapter 20 as Section 20.30, of the Ely City Code to read as follows:<BR><BR>That net proceeds from the potential sales of the above mentioned properties shall be used to retire outstanding debt incurred by the City of Ely for the Joint Maintenance Facility now currently under construction.<BR><BR>That there shall be maintained in the City Treasury a special fund for the purpose of collecting net proceeds from these potential sales. Pursuant to Section 7.08 of the Charter of the City of Ely, Minnesota, the Council shall not have the authority to permanently transfer from this special fund except as provided herein.<BR><BR>That this Ordinance shall expire upon final sale of the above mentioned real property, or upon full and final retirement of the aforementioned debt, if full payment of said debt shall occur prior to final sale of real property.<BR><BR>SECTION 2. Effective Date: Pursuant to Section 3.08 of the Charter of the City of Ely, Minnesota, the adoption of this Ordinance is effective immediately after final adoption and publication.<BR><BR>Motion for the adoption of the foregoing ordinance was made by Council member Zupec, seconded by Council member Nikkola, and declared carried on the following vote:<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (6)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Ordinance #192, adopted and give a second and final reading and publication, this 2nd day of January 2007.<BR><BR>It was noted that the EEDA Meeting Minutes of November 14, 2006, reflected that the "conceptual" rendition of a possible development of the Lucky Boy Area as presented by Harold Langowski, RLK Kuusisto Engineering, be taken up at the next city council meeting, to be sent by council action to the Planning and Zoning office, and to the City Land Committee for issues regarding zoning, land use, annexation, etc. Moved by Debeltz supported by Sheddy, that the Ely City Council send the "conceptual" rendition of a possible development of the Lucky Boy Area as presented by RLK Kuusisto<BR><BR> ( Harold Langowski) to the Ely Planning and Zoning Commission, the City Land Committee and Community Joint Powers Board for issues regarding zoning, land use, annexation, etc. and that the City Attorney be directed to draft up an appropriate ordinance for annexation of the 11 acres and 40 acres south, for council consideration. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Zupec offered the following resolution: 2007 - 1 <BR><BR>WHEREAS: During the coming year there may be meetings concerning the affairs of the city and other business, which are of vital interest to the city, which arise on short notice, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: It becomes necessary from time to time for the Mayor to attend meetings, meet with public officials, contact businesses interested in the City of Ely, and other persons or organizations related to the affairs and development of the City upon short notice, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: In such situations it is desirable that the Mayor and any city official or officials or personnel of the Mayor's selection, carry out these activities at his/her discretion.<BR><BR>NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Mayor shall have the authority to make trips which he/she deems necessary which are directly related to city business or directly related to approval or authorization of the council. That approval of any related travel expense for the Mayor and any official or personnel accompanying him/her may be made subsequent to such trip. Otherwise, and if possible any other officials or personnel, leaving the City of Ely shall advise the city clerk of the trip and nature of the business to be performed, and that the city clerk keep a record thereof.<BR><BR>RESOLVED: That any questions by other elected officials or city employees to attend meetings outside the City of Ely, or to travel outside the City of Ely on city business, be in writing stating the dates involved and the purpose of such meeting or trip, and written request to be attached to the agenda.<BR><BR>BE IT RESOLVED: That claims for per diem or reimbursement for travel expense for the trips outside of the City of Ely by elected officials, except the Mayor's trips for city business and city development, or city employees, will be allowed only if the City Council, or the City Clerk's Office has obtained four signatures on a written request for said elected official or city employee to travel outside the City of Ely.<BR><BR>ALSO BE IT RESOLVED: Excepting trips by the Mayor and accompanying personnel of officials, that claims for per diem or reimbursement for travel expense for trips outside of the City of Ely by elected officials or city employees will be allowed only if the City Council has given approval for the trips at a regular or special meeting of the City Council.<BR><BR>Motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was made by Council member Zupec, seconded by Council member Debeltz, and declared carried on the following vote:<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (6)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Adopted this 2nd day of January 2007.<BR><BR>Council member Nikkola offered the following resolution: Resolution 2007-2<BR><BR>WHERAS: During the coming year there may be meetings concerning the affairs of the Ely Police Department, which are of vital interest to the City, which arise on short notice, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: It becomes necessary from time to time for the Chief of Police or designated Officer to attend meetings upon short notice, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: In such situations it is desirable that the Chief of Police or person of his selection carry out these activities at his discretion.<BR><BR>NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Chief of Police shall have the authority to make trips which he deems necessary which are directly related to police department business, without obtaining prior approval or authorization of the council. That approval of any official or personnel accompanying him may be made subsequent to such a trip, otherwise, and if possible, if given enough lead time to place in appropriate time frame on council agenda, the Police Chief shall advise the council of the trip and nature of the trip, and that any such request to attend trips outside the city limits be made in writing stating the dates involved and the purpose of said meeting or trip.<BR><BR>Motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was made by Council member Nikkola, seconded by Council member Zupec, and declared carried on the following vote:<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (6)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Adopted this 2nd day of January 2007.<BR><BR>Council member Debeltz offered the following resolution: 2007-3<BR><BR>WHEREAS: As of January 2, 2007, Charles J. Novak is no longer eligible for the office of Council Member, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: According to the Charter of the City of Ely, adopted November 1, 1994, Section 2.04, an elective office becomes vacant when the person elected or appointed thereto dies or fails to qualify before taking office, or the incumbent dies, resigns in writing filed with the City Clerk's Office, is convicted of a felony, ceases to reside in the City, or is adjudged incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction. In each case, the Council shall be resolution, declare the vacancy to exist and shall forthwith appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: Charles J. Novak has submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Council member, effective January 2, 2007, due to the results of the November 7, 2006 General City Election, in being elected to the position of Mayor,<BR><BR>NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the City Council of the City of Ely, hereby declares a vacancy does exist on the Ely City Council.<BR><BR>Motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was made by Council member Debeltz, seconded by Council member Zupec, and declared carried on the following vote:<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (6)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Adopted this 2nd day of January 2007.<BR><BR>Council members then discussed the method of filling existing vacancy. Mayor Novak referred to the communication received from former City Attorney Larry Klun, dated November 16, 2006, regarding city council vacancies. Council member Nikkola noted that it would behove the Council to proceed carefully, cautiously and judiciously. <BR><BR>Moved by Sheddy supported by Nikkola, that the Clerk's Office be directed to advertise and determine the deadline in requesting interested people to put letter of applications in for city council vacancy.<BR><BR>Duane Whalen recommended that the council give the people that ran in the last general election, the first opportunity for the vacant council seat.<BR><BR>Moved by Nikkola supported by Debeltz, that Mayor Novak call the question.<BR><BR>Motion to call the question,carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Moved by Sheddy supported by Nikkola, that the Clerk's Office be directed to advertise and determine the deadline in requesting interested people to put letter of applications in for the city council vacancy, with resume' to be included with qualifications to fulfill this vacancy. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Nikkola offered the following resolution: Resolution 2007-4<BR><BR>Resolution Of The City Of Ely, Minnesota, To Waive Certain Water Access Charges<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The City of Ely is a Municipal Corporation governed under the Charter of the City of Ely with powers vested in its City Council; and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The Charter of the City of Ely under Section 1.02 provides that the City shall have all the powers possible for a municipal corporation; and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The City of Ely is authorized to exercise its municipal powers for the promotion of economic development, and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The Council of the City of Ely, having considered the matter, has determined that owners of the tracts of land described in Municipal Easement dated August 10, 2006, filed October 6, 2006, as Document No. 1031758; and Municipal Easement dated August 10, 2006, filed October 6, 2006, as Document No. 1031759, in the office of the County Recorder of St. Louis County, Minnesota, granted for the purpose of constructing and maintaining water and underground electric utilities to the Joint Maintenance Facility, may desire to use City constructed water lines, where they exist, to connect to the City's water service main; and<BR><BR>WHEREAS: The Council of the City of Ely, in consideration of said Municipal Easements, desires to waive those certain water access charges ( WAC) for new connections as required by the Ely Utilities Commission ( EUC ) at the time of the water connection, for the owners of said land described in said Municipal Easements.<BR><BR>NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: By the City Council of the City of Ely, that the water access charge ( WAC ) for new connections required by the Ely Utilities Commission ( EUC ) to be paid by the consumer at the time of the water connection shall be waived for the owners of land, or their heirs or assigns, described in Municipal Easement dated August 10, 2006, filed October 6, 2006, as Document No. 1031758; and Municipal Easement dated August 10, 2006, as Document No. 1031759, in the office of the County Recorder of St. Louis County, Minnesota.<BR><BR>Motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was made by Council member Nikkola, supported by Council member Omerza, and declared carried on the following vote:<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (6)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Adopted this 2nd day of January 2007.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak provided council members with copies of the Ely City Code, Section 2.04, Council Procedure At Regular Meetings, as a matter of information. The deadline for submitting agenda item material for the regular city council meetings will remain as Noon, the Thursday prior to the Tuesday city council meeting. Matter of information.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak reported that bids were received, opened and read aloud for development of City of Ely web site and City wide computer network, hardware and software maintenance and support. Bids received for City of Ely web site were: Voltz Technologies, Ely - $1,440.00 - Annual Web Hosting Fee - $400.00; O'Connor Consulting, Ely - $1,500.00. Moved by Sheddy supported by Omerza, that per recommendation of the Telecommunications Advisory Board, the Council award bid for City of Ely web site development to low bid of Voltz Technologies, Ely, and that the City Administrator be directed to craft appropriate contract for signature. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Bids received for City of Ely City wide computer network, hardware and software maintenance and support were as follows: Voltz Technologies, Ely - $50.00/hour; O'Connor Consulting, Ely - $40.00/ hour, with bid from Access Broadband being non compliant as it was submitted after the bid deadline. Moved by Sheddy supported by Debeltz, that per recommendation of the Telecommunications Advisory Board, the Council award bid to the low bid of O'Connor Consulting, Ely at $40.00/hour.<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Nikkola, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (5)<BR><BR>NO: Council member Omerza (1)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR>Brad Ruoho was present in tonight's audience referencing a letter he submitted to the Ely City Council received at 4:10 P.M., January 2, 2007. Communication stated that though Voltz Technologies understands the Telecommunication Board's criteria in not recommending Voltz Technologies as Maintenance Provider for the City's IT infrastructure, they feel that the "low bid" is only one of several factors that should affect such a decision. Being that this submitted letter was an informational letter and not protest letter, Council members treated communication as a matter of information.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak noted that questions can be answered before a bid deadline, but bidders must stick to the information provided in bid packet, and that he feels the low bidder was technically compliant, bid was submitted on time, and bid addressed the issues. Matter of information.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak provided council members with a list of proposed council member appointments to Board, Committee, Commission vacancies being as follows:<BR><BR>Ely Planning and Zoning Commission<BR><BR>Heidi Omerza - term through January 31, 2009;<BR><BR>Ely Airport Commission <BR><BR>Mark Zupec - term through January 31, 2009;<BR><BR>Parks and Recreation Board<BR><BR>One Ad Hoc Council Member<BR><BR>One Voting Council Member<BR><BR>Jerome Debeltz and Heidi Omerza with Board to make a determination of recommended appointment.<BR><BR>Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust Board<BR><BR>Jerome Debeltz - term through January 31, 2010<BR><BR>Lodging Tax Board Representative for Year 2007<BR><BR>Gordon Sheddy <BR><BR>Ely Rehab/Storefront Renovation Committee<BR><BR>Mark Zupec - term through January 31, 2010 <BR><BR>Ely Area Ambulance Board for Year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Rep.<BR><BR>Mark Zupec, Alternate <BR><BR>Acting Mayor for Year 2007<BR><BR>Warren Nikkola <BR><BR>City Budget Committee for Year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Warren Nikkola, Mark Zupec<BR><BR>Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. and City Accountant - Ad Hoc Members <BR><BR>Employee Relations Committee for Year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Warren Nikkola, Jerome Debeltz<BR><BR>Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. - Ad Hoc <BR><BR>City Union Negotiating Committee for Year 2007<BR><BR>Warren Nikkola, Charles Novak, Gordon Sheddy<BR><BR>Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. - Ad Hoc <BR><BR>Ely Cemetery Committee<BR><BR>&#183; appoint council representative in spring <BR><BR>City Streets and Infrastructure Committee for Year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Warren Nikkola <BR><BR>Community Joint Powers Board for Year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Rep.<BR><BR>Heidi Omerza, Alternate <BR><BR>Ely Community Projects Committee - SPECIAL<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Jerome Debeltz <BR><BR>Ely City Land Committee - SPECIAL<BR><BR>Heidi Omerza, Gordon Sheddy <BR><BR>Telecommunications Advisory Board<BR><BR>Heidi Omerza - term through January 31, 2008 <BR><BR>Sanitation Committee for Year 2007<BR><BR>Jerome Debeltz, Mark Zupec <BR><BR>City RAMS Representative for Year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Rep.<BR><BR>Jerome Debeltz, Alternate<BR><BR>Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities for Year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Rep.<BR><BR>Mark Zupec, Alternate <BR><BR>Blue Ribbon Ad Hoc Community ( Community Center ) - SPECIAL<BR><BR>Mark Zupec, Heidi Omerza <BR><BR>Highway #1 Corridor <BR><BR>Warren Nikkola, Alternate <BR><BR>Joint Public Works Facility Finance Committee<BR><BR>Charles Novak, Warren Nikkola, Mark Zupec,<BR><BR>Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. ( Ad Hoc ) <BR><BR> <BR><BR>City Labor Management Committee<BR><BR>Gordon Sheddy ( Council Rep.)<BR><BR>East Range Readiness Committee<BR><BR>Charles Novak <BR><BR>City Council Ad Hoc Representative to the Ely Utilities Commission for Year 2007<BR><BR>Gordon Sheddy <BR><BR>City Council Ad Hoc Representative to the Ely Chamber of Commerce for year 2007<BR><BR>Charles Novak<BR><BR>Mesabi Trail Committee For Year 2007<BR><BR>Roger J. Skraba (* current member - if willing to serve)<BR><BR>Council members concurred with above recommended appointments.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak stated that some of above appointments may change when the future council vacancy is filled.<BR><BR>Moved by Nikkola supported by Sheddy, that tonight's meeting adjourn. Carried unanimously. Adjournment at 7:22 P.M.<BR><BR>Patricia M. Wellvang<BR><BR>Deputy Clerk<BR><BR>City of Ely<BR><BR>Ely Echo 1/6/2007<BR><BR>