ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, June 13, 2005

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - April 25, 2005. -- APPROVED

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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 STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)


05-0354R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0290 CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLLS LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTIONS OF STREET WATER AND SEWER DEVELOPMENT AT BASSWOOD AVENUE FROM WALNUT AVENUE TO 676 FEET NORTH AND AT MATTERHORN CIRCLE FROM MATTERHORN DRIVE SOUTHERLY 650 FEET. -- PASSED


05-0359R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLLS LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTIONS OF SANITARY SEWER IN ANDERSON ROAD. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-0353R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO ENTER INTO LICENSE AGREEMENTS WITH THIRD PARTIES FOR THE USE OF THE LIFT BRIDGE LOGO. -- PASSED


05-0356R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH THE NORTHSPAN GROUP, INC., FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN CONSULTING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE DULUTH HERITAGE HOCKEY CENTER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,500. -- PASSED


05-0365R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0064 AWARDING CONTRACT TO INTER-CITY OIL COMPANY FOR FUEL AS REQUIRED DURING 2005 FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $176,666 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $353,333. -- PASSED


05-0373R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO RIDGEVIEW COUNTRY CLUB, 700 WEST REDWING STREET, AND NORTHLAND VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION, BAYFRONT PARK. -- PASSED


05-0374R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE LICENSED PREMISES OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF MKR, LIMITED (BENNETT’S ON THE LAKE), 600 EAST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


05-0376R - RESOLUTION TO RESCIND RESOLUTION 05-0303. -- PASSED


05-0393R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING OWNERSHIP OF THE DOMAIN NAMES GETBRIDGED.COM AND GETBRIDGED.ORG. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


05-0382R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF LEAH LAUCAMP TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION, REPLACING DORIAN BEAULIEU. -- PASSED

 

05-0383R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF TAMI LaPOLE, RYAN E. MEARS AND SCOTT MILLER TO THE TECHNICAL DESIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE DWMX-D. -- PASSED


05-0384R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF MARSHA EDGERTON AND DONALD MANTAY TO THE WATER AND GAS SERVICE HEARING BOARD. -- PASSED


05-0385R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF BRIAN ALLEN AND MARGI PREUS TO THE TREE COMMISSION, REPLACING BRUCE BURTON AND STEPHEN KHALAR. -- PASSED


05-0389R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JUDY LEDOUX AND CYNTHIA STRATIOTI TO THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES, REPLACING DAVID FREED AND SUSAN ISERNHAGEN. -- PASSED


05-0390R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JOSEPH MATTHES, CYNTHIA L. POTTS AND RICK MINOTTE TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, REPLACING MARIO HINOJOSA, JR., LENARD SHEETS AND CLAUDIA LUNDQUIST. -- PASSED


05-0391R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JAMES BERG AND MARY ANNE KORSCH TO THE LIBRARY BOARD, REPLACING CATHERINE ANDREE AND CAROL BACIG. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0368R - RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL FOR AN AIR AMBULANCE HELISTOP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1020 EAST FIRST STREET. -- PASSED


05-0369R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0286 VACATING 21ST AVENUE EAST LYING BETWEEN THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF WATER STREET AND THE LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE ACCEPTING THE DEDICATION OF AN EASEMENT FOR LAKEWALK ACROSS LOTS 4-8, BLOCK A AND LOTS 1-8 BLOCK B, ENDION DIVISION OF DULUTH (PELLER). -- PASSED


05-0394R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO WITHHOLD FROM SALE CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS (ANNUAL LIST - LANDS TAX FORFEITED IN 2004). -- PASSED


05-0395R - RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY (MARCH 28, 2005, RECLASSIFICATION LETTER). -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0363R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICERS TO EXECUTE A SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA CONSERVATION CORPS FOR THE BRUSHING AND CLEARING OF OVERLOOKS ALONG SKYLINE PARKWAY. -- PASSED


05-0366R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO GROEBNER AND ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR GAS METERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,488.75. -- PASSED

 

05-0367R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO TENNANT COMPANY FOR ONE SWEEPER/ SCRUBBER IN THE AMOUNT OF $40,934.68. -- PASSED


05-0377R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ODLAND PROTECTIVE COATINGS, INC., CONTRACTOR FOR WATER TOWER PAINTING AND REPAIR, IN THE AMOUNT OF $257,500. -- PASSED


05-0378R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO THERMACOR PROCESS, L. P. FOR HEATING LOOP PIPE AND FITTINGS IN THE AMOUNT OF $187,612. -- PASSED


05-0379R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO API HEAT TRANSFER FOR HEATING WATER LOOP HEAT EXCHANGER IN THE AMOUNT OF $113,063. -- PASSED


05-0381R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO NELS NELSON & SONS, INC. FOR STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT WOODLAND SOUTH 2 IN THE AMOUNT OF $978,838.23. -- PASSED


05-0386R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO VISU-SEWER CLEAN & SEAL, INC. FOR CURED-IN-PLACE-PIPE (CIPP) SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $323,920.70. -- PASSED


05-0387R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO DAFFINSON, INC., FOR THE STREET CRACK SEALING PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $47,120. -- PASSED


05-0388R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND MATERIALS, LLC, DBA NORTHLAND BITUMINOUS, FOR YEAR 2005 FINE MIX PAVING PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,200. -- PASSED


05-0392R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO GROEBNER & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR RESIDENTIAL GAS REGULATORS IN THE AMOUNT OF $46,860. -- PASSED

 

05-0405R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ESCROW AGREEMENT WITH COTTAGE HOMESTEADS OF DULUTH, INC., AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY ABSTRACT & TITLE FOR REMEDIATION OF CONDITIONS ON THE COTTAGE HOMESTEADS PROJECT. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

05-0370R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA PROVIDING FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE IDENTIFICATION BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM AT AN ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST OF $725 PER YEAR AFTER MAY 1, 2006. -- PASSED


05-0380R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO BEDROCK-FLINT,INC. FOR MASONRY RENOVATION/RESTORATION AT FIRE STATION #10 IN THE AMOUNT OF $110,868. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-0344R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICERS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE ARROWHEAD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION OF NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ARLINGTON, JEAN DULUTH AND SPIRIT MOUNTAIN SOCCER COMPLEXES. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


05-0357R - RESOLUTION RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 04-0818 AND RETURNING FUNDS. -- PASSED


05-0371R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A 2005 MUSIC CONCERTS AGREEMENT WITH CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO, GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM, LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AUTHORITY AND THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED

 

05-0398R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR GROOMERS IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $380,545. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0325R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO RELAX THE 380 SQUARE FEET OF LOT AREA PER UNIT REQUIREMENT TO 300 SQUARE FEET, THE FRONT AND REAR YARD SETBACKS REQUIREMENTS FROM 36 FEET TO FIVE FEET FRONT AND 15 FEET, SIX INCHES REAR, THE SIDE YARD SETBACK REQUIREMENTS FROM 36 FEET TO THREE FEET, TEN INCHES AND ONE FOOT, THE MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENT FROM 47 SPACES TO 13 SPACES FOR THE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING STRUCTURES AND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 70-UNIT BUILDING CONSISTING OF 40 EFFICIENCY UNITS AND 30 SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY UNITS (230 WEST THIRD STREET). -- TABLED


05-0326R - RESOLUTION REVERSING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO RELAX THE 380 SQUARE FEET OF LOT AREA PER UNIT REQUIREMENT TO 300 SQUARE FEET, THE FRONT AND REAR YARD SETBACKS REQUIREMENTS FROM 36 FEET TO FIVE FEET FRONT AND 15 FEET, SIX INCHES REAR, THE SIDE YARD SETBACK REQUIREMENTS FROM 36 FEET TO THREE FEET, TEN INCHES AND ONE FOOT, THE MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENT FROM 47 SPACES TO 13 SPACES FOR THE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING STRUCTURES AND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 70-UNIT BUILDING CONSISTING OF 40 EFFICIENCY UNITS AND 30 SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY UNITS (230 WEST THIRD STREET). -- TABLED


05-0327R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED FRONTAGE FROM 50 FEET TO 37.5 FEET, THE MINIMUM LOT AREA FROM 5,000 SQUARE FEET TO 4,875 SQUARE FEET, THE MINIMUM SIDE YARD ON A CORNER LOT FROM 15 FEET TO SIX FEET, SIX INCHES FOR A DWELLING AND FROM 20 FEET TO 12 FEET, SIX INCHES FOR A DETACHED GARAGE AND REDUCE THE MINIMUM OUTSIDE WIDTH OF A DWELLING FROM 20 FEET TO 18 FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2601 AND 2605 WEST SECOND STREET. -- FAILED 2-7 (Little, Stewart)


05-0328R - RESOLUTION REVERSING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED FRONTAGE FROM 50 FEET TO 37.5 FEET, THE MINIMUM LOT AREA FROM 5,000 SQUARE FEET TO 4,875 SQUARE FEET, THE MINIMUM SIDE YARD ON A CORNER LOT FROM 15 FEET TO SIX FEET, SIX INCHES FOR A DWELLING AND FROM 20 FEET TO 12 FEET, SIX INCHES FOR A DETACHED GARAGE AND REDUCE THE MINIMUM OUTSIDE WIDTH OF A DWELLING FROM 20 FEET TO 18 FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2601 AND 2605 WEST SECOND STREET. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Little, Stewart)


05-0329R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED FRONTAGE FROM 50 FEET TO 40 FEET AND REDUCE THE MINIMUM OUTSIDE WIDTH OF A DWELLING FROM 20 FEET TO 18 FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2606, 2610 AND 2614 WEST SECOND STREET. -- FAILED 2-7 (Little, Stewart)


05-0330R - RESOLUTION REVERSING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED FRONTAGE FROM 50 FEET TO 40 FEET AND REDUCE THE MINIMUM OUTSIDE WIDTH OF A DWELLING FROM 20 FEET TO 18 FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2606, 2610 AND 2614 WEST SECOND STREET. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Little, Stewart)

 

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS                (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

05-0400R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING INCLUSION OF SUNDBY ROAD IN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 5-4 (Gilbert, Johnson, Stewart, Stover)

BY PRESIDENT NESS                       (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

05-0399R - RESOLUTION REFERRING A MATTER TO THE PARKING COMMISSION. -- AMENDED & PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0375R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ERLING R. HANSEN, CONTRACTOR, FOR GENERAL CONSTRUCTION AT FIRE STATION #1, WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOM IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,500. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

05-0355R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED 6-3 (Atkins, Gilbert, Reinert)


05-0358R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION TO REMOVE NO PARKING DESIGNATION FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF PORTIONS OF EAST SECOND STREET, MAKING ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING INAPPLICABLE TO PORTIONS OF SECOND STREET FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 1:00 A.M. AND MAKING A PORTION THEREOF A METERED ZONE. -- TABLED

 

05-0364R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2005 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY EQUIPMENT/EXERCISE GRANT FOR THE AMOUNT OF $50,000 FOR THE DULUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT. -- PASSED 7-2 (Little, Stauber)

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-006-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-49 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGARDING APPEALS OF DECISIONS OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS. (TABLED 3/28 FOR PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW) -- FAILED 3-6 (Reinert, Stewart, Stover)


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-023-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN WEST DULUTH IN THE VICINITY OF GRAND AVENUE AND ELINOR STREET TO LSPT, LLC. -- 1st READING


05-024-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN WEST DULUTH IN THE VICINITY OF CENTRAL AVENUE AND ROOSEVELT STREET TO LANCE PARTHÉ AND PATRICIA STOLL. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-021-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING TIME LIMITS ON APPLICABILITY OF ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING; AMENDING SECTION 33-97.8 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, TO ADD A NEW SUBPARAGRAPH (d). -- 1st READING


05-022-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING TIME LIMITS ON APPLICABILITY OF FREE PARKING FOR HANDICAPPED AT METERS; AMENDING CHAPTER 33 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, TO ADD A NEW SECTION 33-88.3. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinance was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-020-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE DULUTH HOUSING COMMISSION; AMENDING SECTION 2-146 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.-- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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