ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, June 28, 2004
 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- April 26, May 6, 10 and 24, 2004. -- APPROVED

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR REINERT

(RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

04-0265R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 89-0323 ESTABLISHING THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) TO PROVIDE FOR A CITIZEN ADVISORY BODY. (TABLED 4/12) (REPLACEMENT 2) (AMENDMENT) -- REMAINED ON THE TABLE

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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 NESS

(FINANCE)

04-0414R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REASSESSMENT OF PREVIOUSLY CANCELED STREET AND UTILITY ASSESSMENTS. -- PASSED

04-0428R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF A $2,485,231 GENERAL OBLIGATION WATER UTILITY REVENUE NOTE, SERIES 2004, AND PROVIDING FOR ITS PAYMENT. -- PASSED

BY COUNCILOR STEWART

(PURCHASING & LICENSING)

04-0419R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO NORTHLAND COUNTRY CLUB, 3901 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, RIDGEVIEW COUNTRY CLUB, 700 WEST REDWING STREET, NORTHLAND VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION, BAYFRONT PARK, AND MARSHALL SCHOOL, 1215 RICE LAKE ROAD. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED

04-0420R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE DULUTH POLICE SOFTBALL TEAM, WHEELER FIELD. -- PASSED

04-0421R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMITS TO DULUTH AMATEUR YOUTH BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION AND DENFELD ORGAN PROJECT. -- PASSED

04-0423R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE WINE LICENSE AND ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE FROM MAYUR, INC, (INDIA PALACE), 319 WEST SUPERIOR STREET, TO DULUTH INDIA PALACE, INC, (INDIA PALACE), SAME ADDRESS. -- PASSED

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON

(PERSONNEL)

04-0417R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ASSESSOR OFFICE COORDINATOR. -- PASSED

04-0430R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF WILLIAM MAJEWSKI TO THE SANITARY SEWER BOARD OF THE WLSSD. -- PASSED

04-0431R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING PORTIA JOHNSON AND PATTI R. KATOSKI TO THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD. -- PASSED

04-0449R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING JIM BOOTH TO THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, REPLACING THOMAS J. CONRAD. -- PASSED

04-0451R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING MELINDA M. APPOLD AND DAVID K. SARVELA TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION, REPLACING JOHN HINZMANN AND JEFFREY JACKSON. -- PASSED

04-0452R - RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING JOHN M. EAGLETON AND JAMES LAUMEYER TO THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED

04-0453R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING PETER HANDBERG TO THE PARKING COMMISSION, REPLACING JOHN CUMMINGS. -- PASSED

04-0454R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING JAMES M. ANDERSON AND MARCUS KARKI TO THE ALCOHOL, GAMBLING AND TOBACCO COMMISSION, REPLACING DAVID A. NYQUIST AND ALLEN WILLMAN. -- PASSED

COMMITTEE 2

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT

(PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

04-0432R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE OF $5,199 IN THE 2004 HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP) AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSING ORGANIZATION IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,000. -- PASSED

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR STOVER

(PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

04-0424R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CONCRETE SIDEWALK ON THE WEST SIDE OF ALLENDALE AVENUE FROM WADENA STREET TO OSAKIS STREET IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2004 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 61(b) OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AT AN ESTIMATED INCREASE IN THE SIP ASSESSMENTS OF ONE DOLLAR ($1) PER FRONT FOOT. -- PASSED

04-0426R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE CUSTOMER CHARGE AND USER CHARGES FOR THE CITY'S WASTEWATER FACILITIES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER AUGUST 1, 2004; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES AND DESIGNATING THAT THE RATES INCREASE INCREMENT BE USED ONLY FOR THE REPLACEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF SANITARY SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE. -- PASSED

04-0427R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FIXED CHARGE WATER RATES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER AUGUST 1, 2004; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES; AND DESIGNATING THAT THE RATE INCREASE INCREMENT BE USED ONLY FOR REPLACEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF WATER SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE. -- PASSED

04-0436R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH SALO ENGINEERING FOR YEAR 2005 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR DULUTH HEIGHTS SOUTHEAST 3 IN AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $103,521.59. -- PASSED

04-0437R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AYRES ASSOCIATES FOR YEAR 2005 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR LINCOLN PARK CENTRAL EAST ESTIMATED AT $166,938. -- PASSED

04-0438R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH SHORT ELLIOT HENDRICKSON, INC., FOR YEAR 2005 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR HUNTERS PARK ESTIMATED AT $119,442. -- PASSED

04-0439R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH L.H.B. ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS FOR YEAR 2005 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR WOODLAND SOUTH 2, ESTIMATED AT $190,239. -- PASSED

04-0440R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ARROWHEAD PAINTING FOR PAINTING OF 2,620 GAS METER PIPING THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DULUTH IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,842.86. -- PASSED

04-0441R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO UTILITY SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF YEAR 2004 STREET IMPROVEMENT OF WOODLAND SOUTH 1 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,347,236.20. -- PASSED

04-0443R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO DAFFINSON, INC., FOR THE STREET CRACK SEALING PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,560. -- PASSED

04-0444R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF A PARCEL OF TAX FORFEIT PROPERTY LOCATED IN MORRIS PARK DIVISION OF LAKESIDE, FOR A PUBLIC USE, FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA THROUGH ST. LOUIS COUNTY AS A FREE CONVEYANCE. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED

04-0445R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT FROM GREAT LAKES COMMISSION FOR SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,450 AND PROVIDING $1,000 IN LOCAL MATCHING FUNDS. -- PASSED

04-0447R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO CITY CONTRACT NO. 19,227 RELATED TO THE DULUTH STREAMS PROJECT WITH THE U OF M NRRI, EXTENDING THE TERM AND INCREASING THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY $15,000. -- PASSED

04-0448R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ST. JOSEPH EQUIPMENT FOR ONE CASE TRACTOR LOADER BACKHOE IN THE AMOUNT OF $91,422.12. -- PASSED

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE

(PUBLIC SAFETY)

04-0422R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON VARIOUS STREETS. -- PASSED

04-0425R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS DEFIBRILLATORS AND A CONTRACT THEREFORE. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED

04-0435R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ZONES, INC., FOR EIGHT PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK LAPTOP COMPUTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,067.14. -- PASSED

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

COMMITTEE 1

BY COUNCILOR NESS

(FINANCE)

04-0429R - RESOLUTION APPROVING FORM OF TAX BASE IMPACT WORKSHEET. -- TABLED

COMMITTEE 2

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT

(PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

04-0433R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA EXEMPTING PUBLIC HOUSING UNITS IN MIXED FINANCE DEVELOPMENTS FROM TAXATION AND PROVIDING FOR PILOT PAYMENTS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

04-0434R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF DULUTH TAX ABATEMENT FINANCING POLICY FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS. -- TABLED FOR 8/2 COMMITTEE MEETING

04-0450R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN FOR THE HAWK RIDGE ESTATES TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT IN PROJECT AREA NO. 1 AS PROPOSED BY THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR STOVER

(PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

04-0442R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR CONSTRUCTION YEAR 2003 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OF UMD/CHESTER 3 (GRANITOID) IN THE AMOUNT OF $703,931.75. -- TABLED FOR MORE INFORMATION

04-0446R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDED GUIDELINES FOR THE I&I PROGRAM. -- TABLED FOR 7/8 COMMITTEE MEETING

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE

(PUBLIC SAFETY)

04-0418R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE MAYOR TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS. -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA PER SPONSOR'S REQUEST

BY COUNCILOR REINERT

(RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

04-0455R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GIFT FROM MANLEY GOLDFINE AND EXPRESSING GRATITUDE THEREFORE. -- 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 NESS

(FINANCE)

04-038-O - AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW ARTICLE XXXI TO CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE PERTAINING TO TAX BASE IMPACT STATEMENT. -- 1ST READING

04-040-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 41-32 OF THE CITY CODE RELATING TO THE AWARD OF CONTRACTS NOT SUBJECT TO THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS, INCREASING THE LIMITATION AMOUNT. -- 1ST READING

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON

(PERSONNEL)

04-042-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 6627 AND DULUTH CITY CODE PERTAINING TO PARKING CAMPER TRAILERS AND RECREATION VEHICLES. (REPLACEMENT) -- 1ST READING

COMMITTEE 2

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT

(PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

04-035-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING RECONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY IN HARBORVIEW TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. -- 1ST READING

BY COUNCILORS ATKINS AND STEWART

04-043-O - AN ORDINANCE INCREASING TAXI FARES, AMENDING SECTION 47-33 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- 1ST READING

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER

(COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

04-036-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF RENTAL PROPERTIES; AMENDING CITY CODE SECTION 29A-32. -- 1ST READING

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE

(PUBLIC SAFETY)

04-037-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 33, ARTICLE XVII, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGULATING WRECKER SERVICES. -- 1ST READING

04-041-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CHARGING OF FEES FOR PARTICIPATION IN DULUTH JUSTICE AND DEFERRAL PROGRAM. -- 1ST READING

BY COUNCILORS LITTLE AND STEWART

04-039-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REGULATIONS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF HAZARDOUS BUILDINGS; AMENDING SECTIONS 10-3 AND 10-5 AND REPEALING IN ITS ENTIRETY SECTION 10-7 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- 1ST READING

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:

COMMITTEE 2

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT

(PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

04-034-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NOS. 7 AND 10 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM M-1, MANUFACTURING, TO R-1-B, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, 20.18 ACRES OF PROPERTY LYING NORTH OF ARBOR AVENUE, EAST OF GRAND AVENUE AND 93RD AVENUE WEST, SOUTH OF HULETT AVENUE AND WEST OF THE ST. LOUIS RIVER (FREEDOM DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

COMMITTEE 3

BY COUNCILOR STOVER

(PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

04-033-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE EAST HILLSIDE AREA TO THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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