City minutes from May 1, 2007 regular meeting

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES<BR><BR>Council Chambers<BR><BR>Ely, Minnesota<BR><BR>Tuesday, May 1, 2007<BR><BR>6:30 P.M. Regular Meeting<BR><BR>Ely City Council<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, Lindroos, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (7)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Mayor Novak declared a quorum present.<BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Debeltz, that the minutes of the regular meeting of April 17th; special meeting of April 19th; recessed special meeting of April 24th, be approved without reading. Carried unanimously. Minutes to stand as recorded.<BR><BR>Council member Sheddy requested that the following addition be added to tonight's agenda: Sarah Hansen communication regarding Whiteside Park Restroom Facilities; concerns regarding crossing Sheridan Street and 4th Avenue; education of community regarding pedestrian crossings; flexible pedestrian crossing sign in the middle of the road at the intersection of 4th and Sheridan Street. Moved by Sheddy supported by Debeltz, that addition be placed under V. Communications, Item #D on tonight's agenda. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Debeltz requested placement on tonight's agenda regarding presenting a check to the City of Ely from the Ely Moose Lodge #1580, towards fireworks display. Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that this issue be placed under D. Mayor's Agenda, Item #2 on tonight's agenda. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Omerza requested that the following addition be added to tonight's agenda: JFK closing. Moved by Omerza supported by Debeltz, that this issue be placed under D. Mayor's Agenda, Item #3. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Omerza also brought up the June 14th tentative Joint Meeting between the Ely City Council and Ely School Board. Council members recommended that the meeting be changed to a date in July, when the new Supt. of Schools is on board.<BR><BR>The Deputy Clerk will take care of rescheduling this meeting.<BR><BR>Police Chief Manning requested that the following addition be added to tonight's agenda under IV. Departmental Reports, C. Police Chief, Item #2.; calendar parking. Moved by Debeltz supported by Omerza, that above request be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>City Attorney Rae requested that the following addition be placed under III. Committee Reports, D. City Attorney, Item #1 - clearing title to Pamida property. Council members concurred approving addition as requested. <BR><BR>Mayor Novak reminded Council members of the annual Board of Review, to take place on Thursday, May 3, 2007, 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Ely City Hall Council Chambers.<BR><BR>Matter of information.<BR><BR>Council member Debeltz presented the City of Ely with a check from the Ely Moose Lodge #1580, in the amount of $500.00 for the City's 2007 Fireworks Display. Moved by Omerza supported by Zupec, that the City of Ely send a letter of appreciation to the Ely Moose Club for their generous donation. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak commented that the Ely Moose Lodge does so much for the children and community as a whole.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak stated that it came as a shock to hear that the Ely School Board had taken action to close the JFK Building in the near future, and that he will be working with St. Louis County officials in trying to obtain the office space they will need for their current offices in Ely. Council member Omerza informed council members that she had spoken with St. Louis County Commissioner Mike Forsman as to the County jobs needing to stay here in Ely. Council member Nikkola commented that the JFK Building should not be shut down but temporary tenants should be found - once a building is closed down it deteriorates very quickly. Council member Sheddy questioned what marketing the Ely School Board has done to date in finding tenants for the JFK Building; perhaps they need to revisit this issue. Mayor Novak stated that the Council will also try to work on the situation to assist the Ely School Board. <BR><BR>Mayor Novak informed Council members that the Deputy Clerk has scheduled a work session with LMC personnel on Land Use Issues and Model City Charter presentation, to take place on Wednesday, May 30th beginning at 1:00 P.M. The neighboring communities will be invited to send representatives to attend these sessions if interested. More information to follow.<BR><BR>The following consent agenda items were brought before the council for approval:<BR><BR>1. Cheryl Jean Lundberg - application for Peddler's Permit, July 28th and 29th <BR><BR> ( approve subject to police department background check; filing of proper paperwork and fees with city);<BR><BR>2. Terri Muhvich, Girls Summer Softball - ( request that city sponsor summer program under auspices of city insurance as in past years);<BR><BR>3. Jo Kovach, Blue Heron - letter of support to have Ely Council sign Mayor's pledge for reduction of carbon emissions - INFORMATION;<BR><BR>4. Hammargren and Mayer, P.A. - Leustek and Sons Inc. claim on the Ely Airport Project ( refer to City Attorney for review);<BR><BR>5. Preservation Alliance of Mn. -10 Most Endangered Historic Places List - Ely Community Center - May 3rd, St. Paul - 4:00 P.M. ( Mayor and Council/or designee to attend);<BR><BR>6. ARDC - Regional Transportation Advisory Committee In-Kind Grant Program - INFORMATION;<BR><BR>7. Young Life, Ely - financial report for 2006 4th of July Whiteside Park activites - INFORMATION;<BR><BR>8. LMC - Board of Director Vacancies - * Council members see Patti if interested in being nominated - INFORMATION<BR><BR>Moved by Nikkola supported by Debeltz, that above items #1 - 7 be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Discussion ensued around above item #6, and the City putting in some plan for West end development - planning transportation needs - annexation needs . The Deputy Clerk was directed to place this item on the next regular agenda.<BR><BR>Council member Nikkola addressed consent agenda Item #8, recommending that Mayor Novak be nominated by the Ely City Council to the LMC Board of Directors. Moved by Nikkola supported by Omerza, that recommendation be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Roger Skraba, representing the Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club and the Ely Chamber of Commerce Merchant Board, requested placement on tonight's agenda for the following:<BR><BR>The Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club is pursuing grant in aid trail monies, and is looking for the City of Ely to act as a sponsor from St. Louis County, in the Club applying for these grant dollars. He noted that once the City of Ely would become a sponsor, the Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club would do all the work, with the City acting as a conduit for funds.<BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Debeltz, that the City of Ely agree to act as sponsor for the Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club in purusing grant in aid trail monies for Lakes Trail. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Roger Skraba also addressed the Council relative to Chamber Merchant Board Parking Permits, noting that in 2006 the Board had agreed to the parking permit concept, and that <BR><BR>in 2007 the Merchant Board agreed to again pursue through the City of Ely, also encouraging the City to acquire property necessary for public parking purposes. He then provided Council members with a copy of sample parking pass which businesses would make available to their customers. The Chamber would also print up posters pertaining to the parking pass. The Merchant Board is requesting that these parking passes be allowed for the areas where two hour parking is now being enforced. Moved by Debeltz supported by Omerza, that Council members Omerza, Sheddy, Lindroos, Police Chief Manning and Roger Skraba be requested to meet and discuss this request, to come back to the May 15, 2007 Regular City Council Meeting with their recommendation. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Nikkola also requested that the group address the issue of employees of various businesses not being allowed to violate the parking pass if approved, but to be cited if system would be abused. <BR><BR>Council member Zupec reported that Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club representative Warren Johnson will be putting together a proposal to the City of Ely for the May 15, 2007 Regular City Council Meeting from the snowmobile club, for possible equipment storage<BR><BR>area at City facilities. Matter of information.<BR><BR>The City Budget Committee had met on April 12th, with committee recommending that the City Council approve the City's financial support of the grant application for a new fire truck when the grant is submitted by the Fire Chief. Moved by Zupec supported by Debeltz, that recommendation be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak reported that the Ely City Council and Town of Morse met in joint session on April 30th, to continue discussions of the perimeter of land that the City is looking to annex - that discussions progressed quite well. Matter of information.<BR><BR>Communication was received from City Attorney Rae Bentz, requesting Council approval in authorizing the Klun Law Firm to take whatever steps are necessary to clear title to the Pamida property, in the event that is necessary once they have received official title work. Moved by Debeltz supported by Sheddy, that request be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>City Engineer Harold Langowski had provided Council members with a pre-application to St. Louis County Community Development Block Grant Program, for the water and sewer replacement between 9th and 10th Avenues West, in the Harvey/Chapman Street alley, with project estimate of $224,000.00; recommending requesting $110,000 from CDBG and matching this with $114,000 from the City Streets and Infrastructure Fund, as discussed. Moved by Nikkola supported by Debeltz, that recommendation be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>City Engineer provided Council members with the results of quotes solicited for the sprinkler installation in the Miner's Dry Building, as follows:<BR><BR>Absolute Fire Protection Inc. - $20,400.00; Innovative Fire Protection Inc. - $25,040.00.<BR><BR>He is recommending that the work be awarded to Absolute Fire Protection Inc., and that as part of this project, the water service to the building be upgraded, requesting a change order from Louis Leustek and Sons to complete this required work under the current West Chapman Street project. Moved by Sheddy supported by Debeltz, that above recommendations be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Clerk-Treasurer/Administrator Butler requested Council approval of city bills and payroll for April 2007, totaling: $621,414.46. Moved by Debeltz supported by Lindroos, that above bills and payroll be allowed and paid. Carried unanimously. Clerk-Treasurer/Administrator Butler extended a thank you to part time employee Pat Lammi, for her assistance in the accounting department due to Bob Hedloff's accident.<BR><BR>Discussion was held regarding current fire contract negotiations between the City of Ely with Fall Lake Township, Town of Morse, City of Winton, Stony River Township. Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. reported that he had drafted a letter sent to above showing equipment investments, and that to date the City of Ely would like to stay with the same design of contract. The current Council member representing the City of Ely on the Fire Committee is Council member Zupec, with Council member Sheddy recommending that the City Negotiating Committee comprised of Council member Lindroos, Nikkola and Mayor Novak ( only selecting two of these members), also sit down with above entities for future negotiations. Moved by Sheddy supported by Nikkola, that the Deputy Clerk be directed to schedule a meeting of the Fire Committee to iron out a new fire contract, and that two of above named members of the City Negotiating Committee, along with Council member Zupec, be appointed to negotiate fire contract with Fall Lake Township, Town of Morse, City of Winton, and Stony River Township. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>The EUC General Manager presented the following EUC consent agenda items:<BR><BR>1. Authorize KBM, Inc. to evaluate capability of adding Lake Country Power customers on Beacon Hill to our electric distribution grid;<BR><BR>2. Recommend increasing Infrastructure Foreman to 15% above the wage of the senior position supervised - $21.80/hour retroactive to January 1, 2007 and provide a merit increase of $1.00/hour to the Billing Clerk - $20.34/hour retroactive to January 1, 2007;<BR><BR>3. Authorize Electric Pump to provide pumps and upgrade to trailer park lift station. Total cost for pumps, control panel modifications, discharge piping and valves, along with installation - $19,800.00 ( plus tax );<BR><BR>4. Authorize payment of MPCA WQ Annual Permit Fee - WTP - $345.00;<BR><BR>5. Authorize payment of MPCA WQ Annual Permit Fee - WWTP - $5,900.00;<BR><BR>6. Authorize KBM Inc. Invoice No. 030712 - $4,980.00;<BR><BR>7. Authorize bills payable for April 2007 - $192,122.65<BR><BR>Council member Sheddy questioned above item #2 - was noted that this issue was already addressed by the City at an earlier date. Moved by Debeltz supported by Lindroos, that above items #1 - #7 be approved and ordered filed. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Police Chief Manning informed Council members that applicants were interviewed for the position of Police Officer for the City of Ely, and at this time, members of the interviewing committee are recommending that Mr. Dennis Kopenen be hired as Police Officer Patrolman for the City of Ely. Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that the City of Ely make a conditional offer of employment to Dennis Kopenen, subject to a successful physical examination. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak questioned the interviewing process, asking if the entire Police Commission should have been included in that process. Police Chief Manning stated that the Police Commission ran into a problem with the open meeting law with a past situation, with Mayor Novak commenting that the Police Commission Meeting to interview candidates could have been posted as an open meeting to the public, with Council member Nikkola, Zupec and Omerza noting that a process should be put in place for the future, not feeling comfortable with interviewing process used in current hiring.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak recommended that the Council schedule a meeting with the Police Commission members for a future Study Session. Council members concurred with Mayor's recommendation. The Council will schedule the Police Commission at the June Study Session.<BR><BR>Police Chief Manning reported that after conferring with General Public Works Foreman Mike Popesh, he is recommending that the City suspend calendar parking as of May 11, 2007. Moved by Debeltz supported by Omerza, that recommendation be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Communication was received from St. Louis County, notifying the City of Ely of an upcoming sale of tax forfeited lands, within the City of Ely. Matter of information.<BR><BR>Communication was received from Sheave Wheel Productions, Fancy Pants Productions Inc. ( Mary Cich, Michael Jankovec, Mike Hillman) requesting that the City of Ely proclaim August 22nd as a day of remembrance for the people who worked for the mines of the Vermilion Range. They are requesting that this be a permanent date to be celebrated each year, as on August 22, 1967, the last load of ore to be shipped from the Vermilion Range left Ely. They are also requesting April 1st be considered another day of importance, as it marks the anniversary of the closing of the Pioneer Mine - the last underground iron mine in the country. In celebration of above events, they are requesting the use of the Miner's Dryhouse on Saturday, August 4th, to host an event honoring those who worked on the Vermilion Range. Moved by Debeltz supported by Zupec, that the City of Ely go forward with requested Proclamations and approve of request for group to use the Miner's Dryhouse on August 4th. Council member Debeltz withdrew his motion.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak recommended that the Council take this request under advisement until the next regular meeting. Council member Sheddy moved communication forward to the May 15, 2007 Regular City Council Meeting for action. <BR><BR>Communication was received from Frana Cherico, President of the Ely Garden Club, requesting in-kind services from the Public Works Department and requesting a monetary donation from the Council, for a major project at Whiteside Park, regarding the 3 tier garden, removing of the tie and existing dirt, fill dirt and black dirt once the bricks are in place. She also noted that Michael Harri Jr., who is a member of the Club going for his Eagle Scout Badge has requested this as his major project, and with the assistance of his father Mike Harri and Boy Scout Troop #170, the bricks will be placed. Moved by Debeltz supported by Omerza, that request be approved. Moved by Debeltz supported by Omerza, that the following amendment be added to original motion; that approval for all painting material and supplies for City's entry signs be approved also. Motion for amendment to be carried unanimously. Moved by Debeltz supported by Omerza, that request from Ely Garden Club as noted above be approved and that painting material and supplies for City's entry signs also be approved. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Omerza reported that she had been contacted by Sarah Hansen, pertaining to the Whiteside Park restrooms not being opened at this time, and due to there being frost still in the ground, the bathrooms cannot be opened. Council member Sheddy expressed concerns over the ECR Cause for Paws event taking place at Whiteside Park without restrooms being open, also. Mayor Novak suggested that the Parks and Recreation Board look at a method to accommodate these buildings being opened at an earlier date for park events. Matter of information.<BR><BR>The following Claims for Payment were presented for payment:<BR><BR>A. O' Connor Consulting:<BR><BR>1. Invoice 10129 - $351.45;<BR><BR>2. Invoice 10132 - $484.60;<BR><BR>3. Invoice 10137 - $75.00<BR><BR>B. Ely Nordic Ski Club - Ski grooming, Trezona Trail 2006/2007 season - $556.25;<BR><BR>B. RLK Kuusisto:<BR><BR>1. Ely Cemetery Boundary - Feb/ March 2007 - $2,760.00;<BR><BR>2. 2007 Capital Improvements Update - $2,010.00 (Mayor/Clerk to sign work order confirmation)<BR><BR>3. Miner's Dry Sprinkler Installation - $1,110.00 ( Mayor/Clerk to sign work order confirmation)<BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Omerza, that above claims be approved and ordered filed. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Moved by Zupec supported by Debeltz, to dispense with readings in their entirety, of all ordinances and resolutions on tonight's agenda. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Omerza requested placement on tonight's agenda regarding city computers / web site update. The City appears to be moving along with getting new email addresses set up, but is questioning an update on the City web site, being that Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. Butler is the point person in getting information for web site to Voltz Technology. She also requested that her email name be changed - Clerk-Treasurer/Admin. will speak to Voltz on this request. Mayor suggested that all city personnel signed up for email, be given a set of rules as per police department email policy. <BR><BR>Council member Sheddy requested placement on tonight's agenda regarding Fancy Pants Productions video on the Pioneer Mine which was shown at the March 27th Regular Monthly City Council Study Session. He noted that Lynn Rogers has a digital video camera that he is willing to sell to the City of Ely at a very good price, that city departments and members of the public can check out for use. Moved by Sheddy supported by Nikkola, that the City authorize the purchase of the video camera from Lynn Rogers, having Voltz Technology check out the camera prior to purchase, with monies to purchase camera coming from camera fees.<BR><BR>Council member Omerza stated that this type of matter should be reviewed by the Telecommunications Advisory Board, not the City Council. Council member Sheddy disagreed stating that the City will use the videos produced for grants and TAB having a second camera would not be a bad idea, that the City through ECAT, is not in a position to borrow the current TAB camera out, due to personal reasons.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak stated that the Telecommunications Advisory Board works on public education, and government issues with fees allotted, and that this funding would not come from PEG fees - the camera would be made available for city departments to use.<BR><BR>Council member Nikkola withdrew his support, recommending that this matter be referred to the City Attorney for his legal opinion. City Attorney Bentz commented that this matter is a policy decision and that he would like some time to look into all legalities.<BR><BR>He then commented that he does not see a down side in the City purchasing this camera - the camera could be used for a variety of events. Council member Zupec recommended that the City have a black and white policy for this issue. Council member Nikkola reinstated his support to original motion, adding that the camera is to be checked out at the administrator's office to qualified individuals only.<BR><BR>YES: Council members Lindroos, Nikkola, Sheddy, Mayor Novak (4)<BR><BR>NO: Council members Debeltz, Omerza, Zupec (3)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Motion carried.<BR><BR>Mayor Novak stated that the procedure for camera check-out needs to be defined by the Administrator. <BR><BR>Ely Airport FBO and OSP Agreements were brought before the Council for approval:<BR><BR>Moved by Nikkola supported by Debeltz, that the City of Ely enter into five (5) year agreements with James M. Preblich, DBA J & A Enterprises, for airport FBO and OSP services. Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Council member Debeltz offered the following Ordinance: Proposed Ordinance No. 199, Second Series, An Ordinance Of The City of Ely, Minnesota, Amending To The Ely City Code, Chapter 11, Section 11.01, Subd. 9, Entitled Home Occupations.<BR><BR>The Council of the City of Ely Does Hereby Ordain:<BR><BR>Section 1. Chapter 11 as Section 11.01, of the Ely City Code shall be amended to read as follows:<BR><BR>Subd. 9. "Home Occupations."<BR><BR>A. Purpose and Intent. It is the purpose and intent of this Subdivision to encourage families, build communities and safeguard neighborhoods while retaining the residential character of neighborhoods.<BR><BR>B. Home Occupation Defined. Any activity operated for monetary gain in, or directed from, a residential dwelling or unit by one or more occupant(s) residing within the dwelling or unit.<BR><BR>C. Home Occupation Standards. A home occupation shall be an accessory use to a residential dwelling or unit, provided that:<BR><BR>1. The activity is compatible with the residential use of the property and surrounding residential uses;<BR><BR>2. The activity employs no more than 5 employees.<BR><BR>3. Retail sales are prohibited, except where the product (s) is produced on the premises.<BR><BR>4. The volume of deliveries, truck or other vehicular traffic is not in excess of what is normally associated with residential use in the neighborhood.<BR><BR>5. The activity uses no equipment or processes that create noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical or electronic interference, including interference with radio or television reception, detectable by any neighbors.<BR><BR>6. The activity does not generate any solid waste or sewage discharge, in volume or type, which is not normally associated with residential use of the neighborhood.<BR><BR>7. The maximum allowed signage for a home occupation is four(4) square feet.<BR><BR>8. An accessory structure may be used for the home occupation, provided that the above provisions are followed.<BR><BR>D. Variance. A variance may be applied for from the provisions above. A variance cannot be applied for a use that is not allowed in a zoning district, as per Section 11.43A., D of the City Code.<BR><BR>E. Common Interest Community. In the case of a dwelling unit which is part of a common interest ownership community (a community in which at least some of the property is owned in common by all of the residents), the provisions of this section shall not be deemed to supercede any deed restriction, covenant, agreement, master deed, by-laws or other documents which prohibit a home occupation within a dwelling unit.<BR><BR>F. Standards established pursuant to this section shall apply to all residences.<BR><BR>G. At any time, and for due cause, based upon the needs of the community, the City Council may establish by ordinance limitations for, or prohibit entirely, any home occupation, including but not limited to those involving manufacturing, warehousing, retailing or providing services, which it deems would be incompatible with the residential zones in which they are located.<BR><BR>H. The provisions of this ordinance shall not be construed as limiting in any manner the powers of the City of Ely to protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents, including the investigation and elimination of nuisances.<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 thirty (30) days after final adoption and publication.<BR><BR>Motion for the adoption of the foregoing ordinance was made by Council member Debeltz, seconded by Council member Nikkola, and declared carried on the following vote:<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Lindroos, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (7)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Proposed Ordinance #199, Second Series, adopted and given a first reading and publication, this 1st day of May 2007.<BR><BR>Council member Zupec offered the following resolution: 2007 - 16<BR><BR>WHEREAS: Conservationists With Common Sense, PO BOX 1046, Virginia, Minnesota 55792, has applied for a Minnesota Lawful Gambling application to conduct a RAFFLE on September 9, 2007, at Whiteside Park, 700 East Sheridan Street, Ely, Minnesota 55731;<BR><BR>NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the City of Ely approves of said application and that Conservationists With Common Sense, be authorized to submit the necessary paperwork to the State of Minnesota Department of Gaming, Gambling control Division.<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, Lindroos, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (7)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Adopted this 1st day of May 2007.<BR><BR>Council member Lindroos offered the following resolution: 2007 - 17<BR><BR>WHEREAS: Pursuant to proper notice duly given as required by law, the Council has met and heard and passed upon all objections to the proposed assessments for the utility repairs to Lots Twenty Five (25) and Twenty Six (26), Block Ten (10), Pioneer and Zenith Addition to Ely, according to the Plat thereof;<BR><BR>NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF ELY, MINNESOTA:<BR><BR>1. Such proposed assessment, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, is hereby accepted and shall constitute the special assessment against the lands named therein, and each tract of land therein including is hereby found to be benefited by the utility repairs in the amount of the assessment levied against it.<BR><BR>2. Such assessment shall be payable in equal installments extending over a period of ten (10) years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2008, and shall bear interest at the rate of five (5%) percent per annum from the date of this assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of this resolution until December 31, 2007. To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments.<BR><BR>3. The owner of any property so assessed may, at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the whole of the assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City Treasurer, except that no interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this Resolution; and he may, at any time thereafter, pay to the City Treasurer, the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31st of the next succeeding year.<BR><BR>4. The Clerk shall forthwith transmit a certified duplicate of this assessment to the County Auditor to be extended on the property tax lists of the County. Such assessments shall be collected and paid over in the same manner as other municipal taxes.<BR><BR>Motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was made by Council member Lindroos, seconded by Council member Nikkola, and declared carried on the following vote:<BR><BR>YES: Council members Debeltz, Lindroos, Nikkola, Omerza, Sheddy, Zupec, Mayor Novak (7)<BR><BR>NO: None (0)<BR><BR>ABSENT: None (0)<BR><BR>Adopted this 1st day of May 2007.<BR><BR>Moved by Debeltz supported by Omerza, that the City of Ely approve of addition extension to current original fire contract with Town of Morse, Fall Lake Township, City of Winton, Stony River Township, through June 30, 2007.<BR><BR>Carried unanimously.<BR><BR>Moved by Omerza supported by Lindroos, that the meeting adjourn.<BR><BR>Carried unanimously. Adjournment at 8:00 P.M.<BR><BR>Patricia M. Wellvang<BR><BR>Deputy Clerk<BR><BR>City of Ely<BR><BR>Ely Echo 5/12/2007 <BR><BR>