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Minutes Regular Special Meeting of the Aurora City Council City Town Government Center Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:30 p.m. PRESENT: Mayor Gregor, Councilor Worshek, Councilor Lakso, Councilor Honkola and Councilor Jofs ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Stefanie Dickinson, City Clerk Treasurer; Wayne Thuringer, Public Works Director; Brian Guldan, Bolton and Menk Meeting was called to order by Mayor Gregor at 5:30 p.m. OLD BUSINESS Moved by Worshek supported by Honkola to hire Dave Romans for the Community Center Custodian position contingent on a successful background and reference checks. Ayes: Gregor, Lakso, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Gregor moved New Business agenda item 4.1 to be presented prior to the next agenda item. Moved by Jofs supported by Worshek to approve Change Order #1 from Magney Constructors in the amount of $39,126.49. Ayes: Gregor, Lakso, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was closed at 5:48pm pursuant of MN State Statute 13D.05 Subdivision 3 regarding negotiations for a land purchase request. The meeting opened at 5:54pm. Mayor Gregor summarized that Council considered the offer from Steve Scheuring to purchase a parcel of land on Industrial Drive in Aurora and Council approved the request. Moved by Worshek supported by Jofs to approve the land purchase request from Steve Scheuring for $1 and up to $2500 in legal fees for the transfer of land contingent on City Attorney Kearney’s approval. Ayes: Gregor, Lakso, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. NEW BUSINESS Moved by Worshek supported by Gregor to nominate all RAMS Board members on the 2022 ballot excluding Bob Berini from Morse Township. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Worshek, Lakso, Jofs Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Jofs supported by Worshek to approve the 2022 Council Meeting Schedule as presented. Ayes: Gregor, Lakso, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Worshek supported by Honkola to set the 2022 Reorganizational meeting for January 4, 2022 at 5:00pm and the Year End Meeting to be held during the New Business portion of the January 4, 2022 Regular Council Meeting that starts at 5:30pm. Ayes: Gregor, Lakso, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Honkola supported by Jofs to adopt Resolution 2021-36 declaring a vacancy on the Aurora City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission and Aurora Housing and Redevelopment Authority effective January 1, 2022. Ayes: Gregor, Lakso, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Jofs supported by Honkola to adopt Resolution 2021-37 accepting a $5000 donation from American Legion Post 241. Ayes: Gregor, Lakso, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. Staff and Council recognized and thanked Councilor Lakso for his contribution to the Aurora City Council for the last 5 ½ years. Next Regular Meeting date January 4, 2022 at 5:00pm for the Reorganization Meeting and 5:30pm for the Regular Council Meeting. Moved by Honkola supported by Jofs to adjourn the meeting at 6:08pm. Ayes: Gregor, Worshek, Honkola, Lakso, Jofs Nays: None Absent: None Motion carried unanimously. Doug Gregor, Mayor ATTEST: Stefanie Dickinson, Clerk Treasurer Mesabi Tribune: 1-14-2022 Mesabi Tribune

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