ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, January 24, 2005

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - November 4, 8, 22, December 2, 6 and 20, 2004. -- APPROVED


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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0011R - RESOLUTION DENYING A REZONING PETITION TO SHERMAN AND ASSOCIATES FOR PROPERTY LOCATED BELOW THE HORSESHOE BEND OF 40TH AVENUE WEST/HAINES ROAD ABOVE THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY (SHERMAN AND ASSOCIATES).  (TABLED 1/10) -- PASSED 8-1 (Stauber)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-0040R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA COUNCIL ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING, INC., FOR THE OPERATION OF A COMPULSIVE GAMBLING PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM DURING YEAR 2005 AT A COST TO THE CITY OF $143,096.  (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 1/10) -- FAILED 4-5 (Atkins, Little, Ness, Stauber)


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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS


The following entitled resolutions were ead for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0019R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR FORGIVABLE LOAN OF MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND (MIF) WITH UNITED HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC., AND AUTHORIZING THE TERMINATION OF THE CITY’S GRANT AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (DEED). -- PASSED 6-3 (Johnson, Stewart, Stover)


05-0025R - RESOLUTION APPROVING FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA), UNITED HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC., AND DULUTH UNITED, LLC, PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE SECTION 116J. -- PASSED 6-3 (Johnson, Stewart, Stover)


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CONSENT AGENDA

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)


05-0044R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF CITY OF DULUTH $13,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION TAX AND AID ANTICIPATION CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS OF 2005. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-0036R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF AN ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE TO GRANDMA’S GRAND AVENUE, INC. (GRANDMA’S SALOON AND GRILL), 4602 GRAND AVENUE. -- PASSED


05-0037R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE FROM GRANDMA’S GRAND AVENUE, INC. (GRANDMA’S SALOON AND GRILL), 4602 GRAND AVENUE, TO BLACK RIVER MILLS, INC. (THE CIDER HOUSE), 109 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


05-0041R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF WIZNER COMPANY (NORMAN’S), 113 WEST FIRST STREET. -- PASSED


05-0047R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO MOOSE LODGE #1478. -- PASSED


05-0049R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF ALPINE BAR AND LOUNGE, INC. (ALPINE BAR), 1308 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


05-0035R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF LOUISE CURNOW AND THE APPOINTMENTS OF CHARLES E. GESSERT AND DAVID J. SMITH, REPLACING RUSSELL C. BOHEIM AND JAMES HARVIE, TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL. -- PASSED


05-0038R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF MELANIE HENDRICKSON TO THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, REPLACING GUY E. SEDERSKI. -- PASSED


05-0039R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF CAROL BEARHEART TO THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, REPLACING JANET CARTER. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0069R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SECTION 108 LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA (HRA), THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) AND CENTRAL HILLSIDE LIMITED LIABILITY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (DEVELOPER). IN THE AMOUNT OF $594,000, CONTINGENT UPON THE APPROVAL OF HUD AND DEDA. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


05-0078R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO DAVID BELL OF FREEDOM AND CONSULTING, INC., FOR A LOW-DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF COMO AVENUE AND HICKORY STREET (DAVID BELL, FREEDOM DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING, INC.). -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


05-0006R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, SUBLEASING OFFICE SPACE IN THE MINNESOTA WORKFORCE CENTER - DULUTH FOR COSTS NOT TO EXCEED $50,000 FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 1, 2005, THROUGH JULY 31, 2007. -- PASSED


05-0043R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH SUPERIORUSA BENEFITS CORPORATION TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FOR A FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN FOR THE CITY FOR YEAR 2005 AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $11,250. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0042R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO RESURFACE BAY VIEW ALLEY, BETWEEN PIEDMONT AVENUE AND DIAMOND AVENUE (CITY JOB NO. 0469TR). -- PASSED


05-0045R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, THE CITY OF DULUTH AND WILLIAM D. MULDOON, A SOLE PROPRIETOR, FOR EXAMINATION AND REPORT OF PROPERTY TITLES RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 (MILLER TRUNK HIGHWAY) AND ADJACENT FRONTAGE ROADS, COUNTY ROADS AND CITY STREETS, AT AN ESTIMATED COST TO THE CITY OF $7,785. -- PASSED


05-0046R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH CAMP, DRESSER AND MCKEE, INC., FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LONG TERM SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW EVALUATION AND ELIMINATION PLAN. -- PASSED


05-0054R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 04-0549 AWARDING CONTRACT TO MORTON SALT DIVISION C/O HALLETT DOCK COMPANY FOR ROAD SALT, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $298,732.50 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $613,238.18. -- PASSED


05-0055R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO MONROE TRUCK EQUIPMENT FOR TWO DUMP BODIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $54,315. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


04-0050R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A ONE STALL HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONE. -- PASSED


05-0051R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING 2:00 A.M. TO 6:00 A.M. ON WEST SIDE OF FIFTH AVENUE WEST FROM THIRD STREET TO FOURTH STREET ALLEY. -- PASSED


05-0052R - RESOLUTION TO RESCIND NO PARKING ZONE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PARTRIDGE STREET FROM KENWOOD AVENUE WESTERLY TO THE CUL-DE-SAC. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

05-0076R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH GAMBLERS INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR THE OPERATION OF AN OUTREACH GAMBLING PROGRAM DURING YEAR 2005 AT A COST TO THE CITY OF $90,000. -- FAILED 6-3 (Atkins, Little, Stauber) (7/9ths VOTE REQUIRED TO PASS)

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

05-0082R - RESOLUTION UPHOLDING THE DULUTH PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF A FRONT YARD PARKING PERMIT TO ROBERT JOHANNESSEN FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 912 EAST 11TH STREET (ROBERT JOHANNESSEN). -- PASSED 8-1 (Atkins)

 

05-0083R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DULUTH PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF A FRONT YARD PARKING PERMIT TO ROBERT JOHANNESSEN FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 912 EAST 11TH STREET (ROBERT JOHANNESSEN). -- FAILED 1-8 (Atkins)

 

 

BY PRESIDENT NESS                        (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

05-0077R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Little abstained)

 

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0030R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH NORTHERN ENERGETICS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATING TO ENERGY AUDITS FOR YEAR 2005, YEAR 2006, YEAR 2007 AND YEAR 2008 IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $156,000. (AMENDMENT) -- AMENDED & PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

05-0048R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF LAND DONATION IN THE MAGNEY-SNIVELY FOREST AREA FROM THE HEIRS OF WILLIAM R. TONKIN. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinance was read for the first time:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

05-004-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 8244, REPEALING DULUTH CITY CODE CHAPTER 14A. -- 1st READING

 

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-003-O - AN ORDINANCE ELIMINATING PEDESTRIAN TRANSIT ZONES IN THE CITY OF DULUTH; REPEALING SECTION 45-4.5 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- WITHDRAWN

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-001-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 17 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50 TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S-1, SUBURBAN, TO R-1-A, SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED BELOW THE HORSESHOE BEND OF 40TH AVENUE WEST/HAINES ROAD ABOVE THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY (SHERMAN AND ASSOCIATES). -- FAILED 1-8 (Stauber)

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