Councils, Niagara School Board meeting tonight

By The Daily News staff

The Iron Mountain City Council will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the council meeting room of the city hall building, 501 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain.

There will be nominations and elections for the positions of mayor and mayor pro-tem at the start of the meeting.

Public hearings are planned on an amendment to the ordinance dealing with vicious dogs and the lease agreement with Mountain View Ice Arena. Action may be taken on these two items under old business.

There will also be a bid opening for a plow truck and discussion on parking on the 200 Block of East Hughitt Street.

New business at the meeting includes approval of a deadline extension for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant for City Park, parking lot closure for the Downtown Christmas Walk, approval of the general fund reserves, discussion of council committees, and approval of annual investment report.

A closed session is also planned to discuss the tax tribunal strategy.

The Kingsford City Council will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the council room, located upstairs of the city hall building, 305 S. Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain.

A resolution and agreement for the SAW grant application will be considered under old business. New business includes the chamber of commerce ballot and U.P. Zoning Board of Appeals training.

The Norway City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in the council room of the city hall building, 915 Main St. in Norway.

An ordinance proposal on parking over sidewalks will be discussed. Other items on the agenda include the fiscal year 2012-13 city audit and management letter, resolution to accept the report, approval of the wastewater treatment plant aeration project payment request, resolution for the MDEQ SAW grant application, and approval of a revised ordinance regarding trees in the city of Norway.

The Niagara School District Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the high school learning materials center, 700 Jefferson Ave. in Niagara.

New business includes approval of the audit report fro 2012-13, purchase of a plow truck, approval of youth option form for spring 2014, administrators’ report and enrollment report.

A closed session is also planned to discuss staffing.