ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, October 25, 2004

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR NESS                                        (FINANCE)


04-0682R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2005. (TABLED 10/12) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


04-0653R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST BY MENARD, INC., FOR A VARIANCE TO ALLOW A GROUND SIGN TO EXCEED THE HEIGHT LIMITATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A 100 FOOT HIGH, 250 SQUARE FOOT GROUND SIGN ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 503 NORTH 50TH AVENUE WEST. (TABLED 9/27) -- SENT TO ADMINISTRATION


04-0654R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST BY MENARD, INC., FOR A VARIANCE TO ALLOW A GROUND SIGN TO EXCEED THE HEIGHT LIMITATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A 100 FOOT HIGH, 250 SQUARE FOOT GROUND SIGN ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 503 NORTH 50TH AVENUE WEST. (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 9/27) -- SENT TO ADMINISTRATION


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


04-0678R - RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING RESOLUTION 04-0192 ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT KNOWN AS THE 2005 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 61(b) OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $4,608,620. (TABLED 10/12) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


04-0680R - RESOLUTION CONCERNING CITY COUNCILORS’ MEMBERSHIP IN DULUTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 10/12) -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA


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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)


04-0713R - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, STATING THE INTENT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS, SERIES 2004. -- PASSED

 

04-0721R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL LABOR AGREEMENTS WITH THE CITY OF DULUTH SUPERVISORY ASSOCIATION, LOCAL 101 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS AND DULUTH POLICE LOCAL. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


04-0709R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF A MINNESOTA CURRENCY EXCHANGE LICENSE TO CASH STATION LLC, DBA MONEYXCHANGE. -- PASSED


04-0710R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF A MINNESOTA CURRENCY EXCHANGE LICENSE TO PAWN AMERICA MINNESOTA, LLC. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


04-0711R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF TONI THORSTAD TO THE DULUTH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, REPLACING CARL CRAWFORD. -- PASSED


04-0712R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF JOHN T. MOIR TO THE TREE COMMISSION, REPLACING STEPHEN W. CHRISTOPHER. -- PASSED


04-0723R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JOYCELYN DORSCHER AND EVELYN TANNER TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN COMMISSION, REPLACING RICK ZIEGLER AND JOHN MORRIN. -- PASSED


04-0724R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF BRYAN JENSEN, VALERIE LaPORTE AND DAVID MOBERG AND THE APPOINTMENTS OF CLAIRE JASPER AND SHANNON McCARTHY BICHA, REPLACING JOAN J. MORRISON AND NINA FOBEAR BUSSA, TO THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


04-0725R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF DAWN LORAAS TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION, REPLACING CECILIA LIEDER. -- PASSED

 

04-0728R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF ROBERT A. BERQUIST AND MARK R. SANDAHL TO THE ANIMAL HUMANE BOARD, REPLACING JANE AYNESWORTH AND PATRICIA WHEELER. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


04-0715R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 04-0550 AWARDING CONTRACT TO VISU-SEWER CLEAN AND SEAL, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF CIPP REHABILITATION OF SANITARY SEWER IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $82,807.50 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $262,758.95. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


04-0718R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH ONE-STALL HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

04-0686R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS WITH BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND STOP LOSS INSURANCE TO THE CITY GROUP HEALTH PLAN DURING YEAR 2005, AT AN ESTIMATED COST TO THE CITY OF $1,025,504. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

04-0729R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SALE OF TWO CATERPILLAR MOTOR GRADERS TO ZIEGLER, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS BID OF $241,000. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


04-0705R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING REIMBURSEMENT FROM DEDA FOR BAYWALK CONSTRUCTION EXPENSES RELATING TO BUILDING N IN THE AMOUNT OF $298,900, AUTHORIZING A BAYWALK EASEMENT AGREEMENT WITH BUILDING N, INC., AND REPEALING RESOLUTION 04-0039. -- TABLED

 

04-0706R - RESOLUTION GRANTING TO LAKEWALK TOWNHOMES, LLC, A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR A TOWNHOUSE OR GROUP DWELLINGS FOR PROPERTY LOCATED BETWEEN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 35 AND THE LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE AND BETWEEN 23RD AND 25TH AVENUES EAST (LAKEWALK TOWNHOMES, LLC). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


04-0707R - RESOLUTION VACATING PORTIONS OF WATER STREET; 24TH AVENUE EAST; 25TH AVENUE EAST; 23RD ALLEY EAST AND 23-1/2 ALLEY EAST; ALL LOCATED EAST OF 23RD AVENUE EAST AND BELOW I-35 (LAKEWALK TOWNHOMES, LLC). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

04-0714R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS, INC., FOR BAYWALK EXTENSION IN THE AMOUNT OF $168,000. -- TABLED

 

04-0719R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A PETITION TO AMEND THE KENWOOD SHOPPING CENTER C-3 SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICT PLAN TO ELIMINATE CONDITIONS THREE AND FOUR OF THE MARCH 12, 1973, CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION WHICH REQUIRES THE OWNER TO MAINTAIN THE PEDESTRIAN WAY THAT EXTENDS SOUTH FROM THE SHOPPING CENTER TO BUFFALO STREET (THOMAS O’BRIEN/BARRINGTON WALDORF, LLC, ET AL.). -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY


04-0720R - RESOLUTION DENYING A PETITION TO AMEND THE KENWOOD SHOPPING CENTER C-3 SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICT PLAN TO ELIMINATE CONDITIONS THREE AND FOUR OF THE MARCH 12, 1973, CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION WHICH REQUIRES THE OWNER TO MAINTAIN THE PEDESTRIAN WAY THAT EXTENDS SOUTH FROM THE SHOPPING CENTER TO BUFFALO STREET (THOMAS O’BRIEN/BARRINGTON WALDORF, LLC, ET AL.). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

04-0722R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH LAKEWALK TOWNHOMES L.L.C. AND DEDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TOWNHOME DEVELOPMENT AND LAKEWALK FACILITIES ADJACENT TO LAKE SUPERIOR AT 24TH AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

04-0726R - RESOLUTION APPROVING DEDA RESOLUTION 04D-92 AUTHORIZING DEDA CONDEMNATION OF LOTS 44, 46 AND 48, WEST THIRD STREET, DULUTH PROPER FIRST DIVISION, FOR CREATION OF A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY FOR CHRONIC ALCOHOLICS. -- TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

04-0696R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,580 TO EXPAND THE REGIONAL EDUCATION OUTREACH OF THE WEBSITE, duluthstreams.org. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


04-0695R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY FOR AN ANIMAL SHELTER FOR $500. -- FAILED 2-7 (Reinert, Stover)

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT STAUBER                      (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


04-060-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAPS 29 AND 35 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF R-1-C, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, AND R-1-B, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, TO R-3, APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED BETWEEN MESABA AVENUE AND EAST SKYLINE PARKWAY, SOUTH OF 12TH STREET AND WEST OF FOURTH AVENUE EAST; THE BUENA VISTA MOTEL AND RESTAURANT SITE IS 1144 MESABA AVENUE (NYLEN, MAGIE & STRUM PROPERTIES). (TABLED 10/12) -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Gilbert abstained)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


04-062-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGULATING PAWNBROKERS. (TABLED 10/12) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


04-065-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 42 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, TO R-1-A, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED EAST OF WOODLAND AVENUE AND NORTH OF PLEASANT VIEW AVENUE (CARLSON/NELSON). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


04-066-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 9688; CREATING AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT. (REPLACEMENT 2) -- TABLED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


04-058-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING DEDICATION OF A STREET EASEMENT OVER CERTAIN CITY PROPERTY IN THE ENGER PARK AREA AND THE SALE OF THE REMAINDER TO PETER L. AND JUDITH A. GEMUENDEN. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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