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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, February 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

REPLACEMENT

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

MISSION STATEMENT:  The mission of the Duluth City Council is to develop effective public policy rooted in citizen involvement that results in excellent municipal services and creates a thriving community prepared for the challenges of the future.

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TOOLS OF CIVILITY:  The Duluth City Council promotes the use and adherence of the tools of civility in conducting the business of the council.  The tools of civility will provide increased opportunities for civil discourse in order to find positive resolutions to the issues that face the city.  These tools include:  pay attention, listen, be inclusive, do not gossip, show respect, be agreeable, apologize, give constructive criticism and take responsibility.  [Approved by the council on August 25, 2003]

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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION
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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


    *14-0210-01    Civil service board minutes of November 5, 2013, meeting. -- Received

    *14-0210-02    Duluth citizen review board minutes of December 17, 2013, meeting. -- Received

    *14-0210-03    Duluth economic development authority minutes of December 18, 2013, meeting. -- Received

    *14-0210-04    Duluth public utilities commission minutes of December 17, 2013, meeting. -- Received

    *14-0210-05    Duluth transit authority:  (a) Minutes of:  (1) October 30; (2) November 26, 2013, meetings; (b) Financial statements of:  (1) October; (2) November 2013. -- Received

    *14-0210-06    Library board minutes of November 26, 2013, meeting. -- Received

    *14-0210-07    Spirit Mountain recreation area authority minutes of December 19, 2013, meeting. -- Received
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* Listed only, not copied.

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REPORTS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES
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REPORTS OF COUNCIL OPEN ISSUES
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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

CONSENT AGENDA
All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and/or noncontroversial and will be enacted by one unanimous motion.  If a councilor requests, or a citizen wishes to speak on an item on the consent agenda, it will be removed and handled separately.


COMMITTEE 1

BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD    (FINANCE)

14-0033R - RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE PREPAYMENT AND REDEMPTION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION TAX ABATEMENT BONDS, SERIES 2005E OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA.

14-0083R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF A $5,108,910 GENERAL OBLIGATION WATER UTILITY REVENUE NOTE, SERIES 2014A, AND PROVIDING FOR ITS PAYMENT.

BY COUNCILOR HANSON    (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

14-0063R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO CONFIDENCE LEARNING CENTER.

14-0064R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR ROTARY CLUB OF DULUTH HARBORTOWN MINNESOTA USA INC.

14-0070R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH CR-BUILDING PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CITYWIDE ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $75,000.

14-0074R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO 2015 INTERNATIONAL SINGLE AXLE CAB AND CHASSIS UNITS IN THE AMOUNT OF $190,424.70.

14-0079R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE SUNDAY INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO DUBH LINN, INC. (DUBH LINN IRISH BREW PUB), 109 WEST SUPERIOR STREET.

14-0080R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE DESIGNATED SERVING AREA OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO LYRIC BLOCK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (MARKET), 200 WEST FIRST STREET.

14-0081R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR LAKE SUPERIOR LAWMEN HOCKEY - FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE 9.

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER    (PERSONNEL)

14-0084R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF SEASONAL GROUNDSKEEPER.


COMMITTEE 2

BY COUNCILOR RUSS    (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

14-0067R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) TO INSURE CERTAIN DEDA PROPERTY UNDER THE CITY’S PROPERTY AND BOILER INSURANCE POLICIES.

14-0072R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE LANDS USE PLAN - FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR NETTLETON SCHOOL SITE FROM INSTITUTIONAL TO NEIGHBORHOOD MIXED USE.

14-0075R - RESOLUTION VACATING PORTIONS OF PLATTED ALLEY BETWEEN EAST FIRST STREET AND EAST SECOND STREET, UTILITY EASEMENT IN VACATED 11TH AVENUE EAST AND ACCESS EASEMENT IN VACATED 11TH AVENUE EAST (ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL).

14-0076R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO SELL OR CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE LINCOLN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD.

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR FILIPOVICH    (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

14-0065R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO RICE LAKE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC FOR THE WEST DULUTH RESERVOIR ROOF RECONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,394,200.

14-0066R - RESOLUTION VACATING THE UTILITY AND PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT IN THAT PART OF VACATED EIGHTH AVENUE EAST AND VACATED EAST 11TH STREET, ALL IN LAKE VIEW DIVISION OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA AND ACCEPTING A DEDICATED UTILITY AND PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT IN THAT PART OF LOTS 14, 15, 16, BLOCK 26, THAT PART OF LOTS 1, 2,3, BLOCK 30, AND THAT PART OF VACATED EAST 11TH STREET, ALL IN LAKE VIEW DIVISION OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA (INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 709) AND RESCINDING RESOLUTION NOS. 11-0677 AND 13-0010.

14-0069R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH RANGER CHEVROLET CADILLAC PONTIAC GMC BUICK (RANGER GM) FOR THE PURCHASE OF FOUR 2014 GMC DOUBLE CAB PICKUPS IN THE AMOUNT OF $109,546.88.

14-0071R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SANITARY SEWER AND WATER SYSTEM UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF CSAH 89 (57TH AVENUE WEST AND HIGHLAND STREET) FROM CODY STREET TO SKYLINE PARKWAY.

14-0073R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE 2012 ROAD AND BRIDGE DISASTER RELIEF BOND GRAND 04870 AND ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND FOR ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE NO. 69K12 LOCATED ON 63RD AVENUE WEST IN THE AMOUNT OF $203,330.66.

14-0077R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE 2012 ROAD AND BRIDGE DISASTER RELIEF BOND GRAND 04781 AND ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND FOR ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE NO. 69K13 LOCATED ON BRISTOL STREET OVER KEENE CREEK IN THE AMOUNT OF $663,664.88.

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR FOSLE    (PUBLIC SAFETY)

14-0062R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT FROM MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 FOR EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING.

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolution is also for consideration at this meeting:

BY COUNCILORS GARDNER, JULSRUD AND LARSON

14-0082R - RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR RAISING THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE.


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

The following entitled ordinances are to be read for the first time:

COMMITTEE 2

BY COUNCILOR RUSS    (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

14-007-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE GARY NEW DULUTH NEIGHBORHOOD TO STEVE W. AND VICKI L. VEIT FOR $6,401.

14-008-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE LINCOLN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD TO JON AAMODT AND JOHN WOODWORTH FOR $11,000.

14-009-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT FOR A SLIP RAMP LOCATED IN THE THIRD AVENUE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY.

14-010-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A SKYWALK OVER WEST MICHIGAN STREET BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD AVENUES WEST.

The following entitled ordinances are to be read for the second time:

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR FILIPOVICH    (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

14-006-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING PAYING FOR GAS SERVICE EXTENSIONS WITH TWO-TIER RATE, AMENDING SECTION 48-214 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.

BY COUNCILOR FOSLE    (PUBLIC SAFETY)

14-005-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 24-37 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGARDING ABATEMENT OF NUISANCES OR HEALTH HAZARDS.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS


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