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Minutes Regular Special Meeting of the Aurora City Council City Town Government Center Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:30 p.m. PRESENT: Mayor Gregor, Councilor Honkola, Councilor Jofs, Councilor Worshek ABSENT: Councilor Lakso ALSO PRESENT: Stefanie Dickinson, Aurora City Clerk/Treasurer; Dan Goette, Larry Popovich, Kraig Grivette, Richard Hess Meeting was called to order by Mayor Gregor at 5:31 p.m. OLD BUSINESS Moved by Gregor supported by Jofs to approve hiring a Septic Tank Inspector for up to $1000. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs Nays: Worshek Absent: Lakso Motion carried. Moved by Worshek supported by Honkola to table approving hiring a title company to search property records for Central Park. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. A discussion took place regarding the Zito Franchise Agreement. Council would like the Franchise Agreement to be brought back to the next meeting after review. A discussion took place regarding recommended edits to the Performance Evaluation Form. NEW BUSINESS Moved by Jofs supported by Worshek to approve Caring for the Kids Community meetings to take place at City Hall so long as there is a Council member or city staff on the committee and there are no added costs accrued for by the city to gain access to the building. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Honkola supported by Jofs to approve the Parks Committee recommendation to move the East End Park Shelter onto a new slab without the picnic table bolted to the new slab. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Jofs supported by Honkola to approve the Parks Committee recommendation to consider selling Sunset Park for residential lots. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Gregor Supported by Honkola to approve the Parks Committee recommendation regarding use of public space, parks, and the splash pad with the intention to spread information, recruit members, promote organizations or businesses. The approved recommendation should be reviewed by City Attorney for approval prior to being added to a policy that is being created for use of public space and the parks. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Honkola Supported by Gregor to reassign $20,081.30 remaining from the Emergency Siren Fund to be assigned for the Costin Group Contract. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Worshek Supported by Jofs to end the Blight officer employment agreement as planned on November 30,2021 with the intent to explore options for 2022 with input from the current Blight officer. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Moved by Jofs Supported by Honkola to approve the Build Back Better letter of Support. Ayes: Gregor, Honkola, Jofs, Worshek Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Clerk Treasurer Stefanie Dickinson gave a 3rd Quarter financial update. NEXT REGULAR MEETING DATE: November 9 @ 5:30pm ADJOURNMENT Moved by Jofs supported by Honkola to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: Gregor, Worshek, Honkola, Jofs Nays: None Absent: Lakso Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m. Doug Gregor, Mayor ATTEST: Stefanie Dickinson, Clerk Treasurer Mesabi Tribune: 1-14-2022 Mesabi Tribune

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