January 4, 2021 City Council Organizational Meeting Agenda



City of International Falls – City Council Organizational Meeting

5:30 P.M., Monday, January 4, 2021

Council Chamber, 600 Fourth Street


Mn Statute 13D.021 allows meetings to be conducted by telephone or other electronic means under the following conditions:

  1. The Mayor determined an in-person meeting or a meeting conducted under section 13D.02 is not practical because of a health pandemic.
  2. The Mayor and all Councilors participating in the meeting can hear one another and can hear all discussion.
  3. Attendance by the public is not feasible due to the health pandemic.
  4. At least one member of the City Council is physically present at the regular meeting, unless unfeasible due to the health pandemic.
  5. All votes are conducted by roll call so each members’ vote on each issue can be identified and recorded.


Remote access has been set up for this meeting.        

Joining by computer:

  1. Go to the URL: https://bluejeans.com/5664956649
  2. Follow on-screen instructions
  3. Meeting ID: 5664956649

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  2. Start the app.
  3. Enter the meeting ID: 5664956649 #

Joining by landline or mobile phone:

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When you join the conference, you will be automatically muted.

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  • To mute yourself, press “*4” (star 4)


If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Todd Ojala at: 218-283-7987 – toddo@ci.international-falls.mn.us





  • Administer Oath of Office to election winners Harley M. Droba, Mayor and Mike Holden, Councilor At-Large – City Administrator Anderson
  • Administrator Anderson’s presentation of Certificates of Election to Mayor Droba and Councilor Holden
  • Selection of Council President Pro-tem (Council action-motion)
  • Mayoral appointment of members to internal and external committees for City Council confirmation (Council action-motion)
  • Appointments (Council action-motion)
    • City Attorney (Charter, Chapter X, Section 111)
    • Health Officer (Charter, Chapter II, Section 7 and Chapter XII, Section 118; Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Section 2-31)
    • Board of Health – three members consisting of Fire Chief, Police Chief, Health Officer (Charter, Chapter XII, Section 118 and Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Section 2-31)
    • City Engineer (Charter, Chapter XI, Section 115)
    • City Surveyor
    • Appoint primary and alternate representatives to the Northeast MN Regional Emergency Communications Board (ECB) for 2021 and authorize signature and submittal of the appointment form
    • Appoint primary and alternate representatives to the Northeast MN Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) for 2021 and authorize signature and submittal of the appointment form
  • Approval of payroll dates – biweekly on Tuesday, commencing 1/5/2021 (Council action-motion)
  • Resolution #__ -2021 Designation of Depositors (Council action-motion)
  • Designation of official newspaper for required publications – The Journal (Council action-motion)


The City of International Falls complies with the ADA. Individuals with disabilities requiring special aids should contact the City Administrator, 600 Fourth Street, International Falls, MN, 56649, 218-283-9484, 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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