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UNOFFICIAL ACTIONS

 

DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, March 24, 2014

 

ROLL CALL:  ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - September 9 & 12, 2013. -- APPROVED

 

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RESOLUTION TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR RUSS       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

14-0107R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT FROM PETER SENICH FOR THE WESTERN WATERFRONT TRAIL.  (TABLED 3/10 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 14-014-O) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed under the consent agenda were enacted by one unanimous motion.

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD            (FINANCE)

 

14-0126R - RESOLUTION AMENDING AND RENEWING JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT 20604 WITH DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY FOR OPERATION OF MINNESOTA SLIP PEDESTRIAN DRAW BRIDGE DURING YEAR 2014 FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $36,725.26. -- PASSED

 

14-0139R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2014, TO DECEMBER 31, 2014, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED

 

14-0140R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2014, TO DECEMBER 31, 2014, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR HANSON (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

14-0129R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE BONG P-38 FUND, INC., (DULUTH AIR SHOW), 4701 GRINDEN DRIVE. -- PASSED

 

14-0130R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO AAD TEMPLE BUILDING ASSOCIATION (DULUTH BALLOON FESTIVAL FEATURING CRAFT BREW VILLAGE), 700 RAILROAD STREET. -- PASSED

 

14-0131R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE AAD TEMPLE BUILDING ASSOCIATION (KIA OF DULUTH DRAG RACES AND CAR SHOW), 435 GARFIELD AVENUE. -- PASSED

 

14-0132R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO GRANDMA’S MARATHON-DULUTH, INC. (GRANDMA’S MARATHON), CANAL PARK PARKING LOT. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER           (PERSONNEL)

 

14-0120R - RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING JASON THORSELL TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR RUSS       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

14-0123R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MINNESOTA HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO DEVELOP AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE OF DULUTH IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $65,534. -- PASSED

 

14-0135R - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM AGREEMENT WITH LIPE BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INCREASING THE PROJECT BY $15,960.35 FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH’S CENTRAL HILLSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER EXTERIOR WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENT PROJECT. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR FILIPOVICH         (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

14-0119R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT OF TENTH AVENUE EAST FROM SUPERIOR STREET TO FIFTH STREET AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $3,800,000. -- PASSED

 

14-0122R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH DNV GL FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATURAL GAS SYSTEM COMPUTER MODEL IN THE AMOUNT OF $37,000. -- PASSED

 

14-0128R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT 280 FEET OF SANITARY SEWER IN NORTH 43RD AVENUE WEST BEGINNING AT WEST SEVENTH STREET AND EXTENDING NORTHERLY, AND TO ASSESS THE COSTS THEREOF. -- PASSED

 

14-0136R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HANCO UTILITIES, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH PRESSURE GAS MAINS AND SERVICES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND SURROUNDING SERVICE AREA IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,140,875. -- PASSED

 

14-0137R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON TENTH AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED

 

14-0143R - RESOLUTION DECLARING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR HELBERG DRIVE TO BE DEDICATED AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY PURSUANT TO M.S. 160.05 SUBD. 1. -- PASSED

 

14-0144R - RESOLUTION GRANTING LICENCE TO DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY FOR ROAD AND RAIL CROSSINGS ADJACENT TO HELBERG DRIVE. -- PASSED

 

14-0146R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION TO THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE-CITIZEN COMMISSION ON MINNESOTA RESOURCES BY DULUTH STEAM ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR FUNDING FOR IMPROVEMENTS OUTLINED IN THE DULUTH DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEM FIVE-YEAR MASTER PLAN. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR FOSLE     (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

14-0133R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN PUBLIC PLACES IN CANAL PARK ON JUNE 21, 2014, IN CONJUNCTION WITH GRANDMA’S MARATHON AND SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS. -- PASSED

 

14-0134R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A $1,000 AWARD FROM THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT REIMBURSEMENT AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF THE COOPERATIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S.D.A. FOREST SERVICE. -- PASSED

 

14-0142R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH DAKOTA COUNTY TO ENABLE THE DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT TO UTILIZE A WEB-BASED INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE APPLICATION.  -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR LARSON  (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

14-0106R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A THREE YEAR AGREEMENT WITH FUN TIME, LLC FOR THE USE OF THE PILOT HOUSE IN CANAL PARK. -- PASSED

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD            (FINANCE)

 

14-0124R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH MERCURY ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN CONDUCTING A STUDY OR COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF SELECTED FLEET ACTIVITIES FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $57,600. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILOR HANSON (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

14-0125R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH THANE HAWKINS POLAR CHEVROLET FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE 2015 CHEVROLET 3500 4X4 DRW REGULAR CAB AND CHASSIS PICK-UPS IN THE AMOUNT OF $111,472.95. -- PASSED 8-1 ( Fosle)

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER           (PERSONNEL)

 

14-0121R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING JOEL SIPRESS TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, REPLACING SHARLA GARDNER. -- AMENDED & PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILOR LARSON  (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

14-0138R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION TO (AND IF OFFERED, ACCEPTANCE OF) A MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MATCHING FUNDS GRANT FOR 4.8 MILES OF ADDITIONAL SECTIONS OF MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL, WHICH EFFECTUATES THE DULUTH TRAVERSE TRAIL - ALONG HAWK RIDGE AND SKYLINE DRIVE. -- PASSED 7-2 (Fosle, Hanson)

 

14-0141R - RESOLUTION GRANTING APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GARY NEW DULUTH RECREATION AREA MINI-MASTER PLAN. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

 

The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD            (FINANCE)

 

14-017-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING BEST VALUE PURCHASING IN CERTAIN CASES AND ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES THEREFORE, AMENDING CHAPTER 41 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 41-23.1 THERETO. -- 1st READING

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR FILIPOVICH         (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

14-016-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY ON RICES POINT TO THE DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY FOR $102,747.75.  (REPLACEMENT) -- 1st READING

 

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR RUSS       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

14-014-O (10287) - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECT SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE SPIRIT VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD TO PETER SENICH FOR $10,700 SUBJECT TO RETENTION OF AN EASEMENT. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR FOSLE     (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

14-015-O (10288) - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING POLICE CHIEF TO EXECUTE FITNESS FACILITY USE AGREEMENTS WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S EMPLOYEES. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 a.m.

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