ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, November 22, 2004

 

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

 

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR NESS                                        (FINANCE)


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


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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

The following entitled resolution was read for the first time:

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER                         (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

04-0778R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE STANDING RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL; CREATING A NEW RULE 19 REGULATING USE OF ELECTRONIC MAIL. -- 1st READING


CONSENT AGENDA

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR NESS                                        (FINANCE)


04-0760R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTIONS OF A PERMANENT ALLEY IN 102ND AVENUE WEST FROM GARY STREET TO McGONAGLE STREET AND THE FOND DU LAC SANITARY SEWER AND WATERMAIN. -- PASSED


04-0769R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TREASURER TO ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY GIFTS FOR THE GENERAL WELFARE OF AMERICAN INDIAN RESIDENTS OF THE CITY. -- PASSED


04-0771R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL LABOR AGREEMENT WITH LOCAL 101 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS -- PASSED


04-0779R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT FOR APPRAISAL SERVICES WITH THE VALUATION GROUP, INC., RELATED TO THE MILLER HILL K-MART TAX COURT PROCEEDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


04-0747R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF UTILITY OPERATIONS LEADWORKER. -- PASSED


04-0754R - RESOLUTION ELECTING MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE DULUTH/NORTH SHORE SANITARY DISTRICT PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 115.23, SUBDIVISION 7. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


04-0756R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A UTILITY EASEMENT ON A PORTION OF VACATED 27TH STREET SOUTH (CITY OF DULUTH/ALEX AND BRENDA KRAMER). -- PASSED


04-0757R - RESOLUTION VACATING STREETS AND ALLEYS UNDER MOUNTAIN VILLAS IN SPIRIT MOUNTAIN (CITY OF DULUTH/SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY). -- PASSED


04-0764R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE FREE CONVEYANCE OF TAX FORFEITED LAND APPROXIMATELY 460 FEET EAST OF THE EAST END OF VASSAR STREET, A PARCEL OF 200 FEET BY 612 FEET, FOR A 2.8 ACRE FOREST PARK AND TRAILS AREA. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT STAUBER                (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

04-0770R - RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA’S LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 FOR MATCHING FUNDS FOR AMITY CREEK AND TISCHER CREEK PARCEL OWNERSHIP MAPPING PROJECT AND ACCEPTANCE IF GRANTED. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

04-0759R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF APPROXIMATELY 850 FEET OF SANITARY SEWER AND 700 FEET OF WATERMAIN EASTERLY FROM TRINITY ROAD TO SERVE PROPERTIES AT 3300, 3400 AND 3408 TRINITY ROAD. -- PASSED

 

04-0765R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO VENTURE FUELS FOR PROVIDING COAL IN THE AMOUNT OF AN ESTIMATED ANNUAL TOTAL FOR YEAR 2005/2006 OF $1,184,545 AND FOR YEAR 2006/2007 OF $1,205,909. -- PASSED

 

04-0772R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A $8,850 GRANT FROM MNDNR FOR A WATER PROTECTION EDUCATION PROGRAM AND PROVIDE LOCAL MATCH. -- PASSED

 

04-0773R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A $12,300 GRANT FROM MNDNR TO FUND A DEMONSTRATION RAIN GARDEN AT THE GARFIELD SERVICE CENTER AND PROVIDE LOCAL MATCH. -- PASSED

 

04-0774R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A $14,578 GRANT FROM MNDNR FOR STREAM AND CREEK SIGNAGE ALONG RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND PROVIDING LOCAL MATCH. -- PASSED

 

04-0775R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A $14,950 GRANT FROM THE MNDNR FOR THE STORMWATER TEAM EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING LOCAL MATCH. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

04-0755R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A ONE STALL HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONE AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. -- PASSED

 

04-0767R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF JAMES MCCAULEY IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,500. -- PASSED

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                    (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

04-0777R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING METERING OF PARKING IN CANAL PARK WITH METER REVENUES TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE GENERAL FUND. -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT      (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

04-0739R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH DEDA TO REIMBURSE IT FOR COST OF CONDEMNATION SERVICES RELATED TO THE SAN MARCO PROJECT. -- PASSED 8-1 (Atkins)

 

04-0751R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A VARIANCE TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM FRONT YARD SETBACK FROM 25 FEET TO 22 FEET AND THE MINIMUM REAR YARD SETBACK FROM 25 FEET TO 19 FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EIGHT UNIT CONDOMINIUM/TOWNHOUSE BUILDING ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 908-26 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH. -- FAILED 2-7 (Stewart, Stover)

 

04-0752R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A VARIANCE TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM FRONT YARD SETBACK FROM 25 FEET TO 22 FEET AND THE MINIMUM REAR YARD SETBACK FROM 25 FEET TO 19 FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EIGHT UNIT CONDOMINIUM/TOWNHOUSE BUILDING ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 908-26 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Stewart, Stover)

 

04-0758R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO MINNESOTA TOWERS, INC., AND AMERICAN CELLULAR CORPORATION (DBA CELLULAR ONE) FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A 195 FOOT TOWER DESIGNED TO HOLD FIVE WIRELESS TENANTS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2901 MORRIS THOMAS ROAD, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MORRIS THOMAS ROAD AND KARL AVENUE (JAMES BECHTHOLD, MINNESOTA TOWERS, INC., AMERICAN CELLULAR CORPORATION). -- FAILED 0-8-1 (Stauber abstained)


04-0763R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE FREE CONVEYANCE OF TAX FORFEITED LAND LOCATED SOUTH OF UNBUILT DAVIS STREET, NORTH OF BAYLIS STREET AND OAK BEND DRIVE, EAST OF UNBUILT CONNECTICUT AVENUE AND WEST OF THE UNBUILT BLOCK 13 ALLEY, AN 18 ACRE PUBLIC RECREATION AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION AREA. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILORS REINERT AND NESS

 

04-0776R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING METERING OF PARKING IN CANAL PARK AND DEDICATING REVENUES TO CONSTRUCTION OF CANAL PARK PARKING RAMP. -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

 

ORDINANCE TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

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 10/25) -- PASSED 6-2-1 (Ness, Stauber; Little abstained)

 

The following entitled ordinance was read for the first time:

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER                (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

04-071-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE. -- 1st READING

 

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                                        (FINANCE)

 

04-067-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE XXXI, OF DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; PERTAINING TO TAX BASE IMPACT STATEMENT. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT      (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

04-068-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 21, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM M-1, MANUFACTURING, TO R-3, APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY BOUNDED BY FIRST STREET, 25TH AVENUE WEST AND SECOND STREET ALLEY (THARALDSON AND BERGH, ET AL.). (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

04-069-O - AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NOS. 28 AND 34, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-B, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, AND R-1-C, ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, TO R-3, APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF RICE LAKE ROAD, ROUGHLY BETWEEN PECAN AVENUE AND HOMES THAT FRONT ON BLACKMAN AVENUE AND NORTH OF THE UNBUILT DAVIS STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY (MARK LAMBERT/SUMMIT MANAGEMENT, LLC). -- TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

04-070-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH OLIVER COMPANIES, INC., FOR SALE OF THE WATER AND GAS BUILDING. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 7-2 (Gilbert, Reinert)

 

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