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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL

Monday, September 12, 2005

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - June 20, 27, July 7, 11 and 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)


05-0603R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AT WHICH THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL WILL ADOPT ITS FINAL BUDGET AND TAX LEVY FOR 2006. -- PASSED


05-0606R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-0552R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE OFF SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE FROM THOMAS GEORGE (GEORGE’S LIQUOR), 1340 ARROWHEAD ROAD, TO GEORGE’S LIQUOR, INC. (GEORGE’S LIQUOR), SAME ADDRESS. -- PASSED


05-0564R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR MUSKIES, INC. - LAKE SUPERIOR CHAPTER AND DULUTH DUCKS UNLIMITED. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


05-0594R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH SJA ARCHITECTS FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE POLICE STATION ADDITION AT CITY CENTER WEST IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $97,940. -- PASSED


05-0613R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ZIEGLER, INC., FOR GRADER BLADES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS ON ITS LOW SPECIFICATION BID FOR A TOTAL OF $35,299.43. -- PASSED


05-0614R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO DULUTH SOFTBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION, LESTER PARK HOCKEY ASSOCIATION, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, AMERICAN RED CROSS, NORTHLAND CHAPTER AND DULUTH CURLING CLUB. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


05-0615R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF ENGAGEMENT LETTER WITH MERCER TO PROVIDE A MEDICAL CLAIM AUDIT OF BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA AS PART OF A CLAIM AUDIT COALITION. -- PASSED

 

05-0629R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO LAKESIDE/LESTER PARK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (LESTER RIVER FESTIVAL), LESTER PARK. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


05-0610R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JEAN MATTSON AND BOB TROOLIN TO THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN COMMISSION, REPLACING JAMES ANDERSON AND JEAN MATTSON. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


05-0588R - RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT ACCEPTING $218,907 FROM SENIOR SERVICE AMERICA, INC., TO OPERATE THE SENIOR AIDES PROGRAM FROM JULY 1, 2005, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2006. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT NESS                        (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


05-0592R - RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTIONS 2, 3, 5, 7, 18, 19, 21, 25, 36 AND 60(A) OF THE CITY CHARTER. -- PASSED


05-0611R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTRACT WITH VAN IWAARDEN ASSOCIATES FOR ACTUARIAL SERVICES, NOT TO EXCEED $15,500. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0586R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT A WATER MAIN WITHIN OSAGE AVENUE FROM PAGE STREET TO 410 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF PAGE STREET (CITY JOB NO. 0527WA). -- PASSED


05-0593R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND FOR THE REHABILITATION OF BRIDGE NO. L6122 OVER CHESTER CREEK ON SUPERIOR STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $274,405. -- PASSED


05-0596R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO RICE LAKE CONSTRUCTION GROUP FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LIFT STATION #1 AND STORAGE FACILITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,839,000. -- PASSED


05-0609R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF A RIGHT-OF-WAY AND UTILITY EASEMENT FROM LYNNE SAPP, JON AND KATHLEEN RANDA, ERIC AND NICHOLE LANGE AND BENJAMIN AND JANELLE STARSTEAD. -- PASSED


05-0612R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HELBERG DRIVE FROM GARFIELD AVENUE TO PORT TERMINAL DRIVE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,945,496.49. -- PASSED


05-0619R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO APEX MECHANICAL FOR CONSTRUCTION OF OREGON CREEK EMERGENCY STORM REPAIR IN THE AMOUNT OF $180,094. -- PASSED


05-0620R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT A WATER MAIN IN LAWN STREET FROM PORTAL AVENUE TO APPROXIMATELY 383 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF PORTAL AVENUE (CITY JOB NO. 0529WA). -- PASSED


05-0621R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATERMAIN WITHIN OSAGE AVENUE FROM PAGE STREET TO 410 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF PAGE STREET PURSUANT TO A WAIVER AGREEMENT (CITY PROJECT NO. 0527WA). -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-0595R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AND PROVIDING FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER RULES AND REGULATIONS. -- PASSED


05-0602R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 TO FUND SALARIES, EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING NEEDS FOR THREE PROPERTY CRIME INVESTIGATORS AND TO EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE EXECUTED TO ACCEPT SUCH GRANT. -- PASSED


05-0618R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON VARIOUS STREETS. -- PASSED

 

05-0622R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT FOR LEGAL SERVICES NOT TO EXCEED $10,000. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-0591R - RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 102 OF THE CITY CHARTER. -- PASSED


05-0601R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A GRANT AGREEMENT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COASTAL PROGRAM FOR $58,179 FOR DESIGN OF THE LIVING WATER GARDEN AT BAYFRONT PARK. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                (FINANCE)

05-0604R - RESOLUTION SETTING A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Little, Stauber)


05-0605R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Little, Stauber)


05-0607R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- FAILED 4-5 (Gilbert, Johnson, Ness, Stover)


05-0608R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- FAILED 4-5 (Gilbert, Johnson, Ness, Stover)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0582R - 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 20 FEET AND TO EXCEED THE ALLOWANCE FOR PROJECTIONS INTO A FRONT YARD WITH A STAIRWAY AT FIVE FEET FROM THE PROPERTY LINE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO FAMILY DWELLING ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3129 MINNESOTA AVENUE (MARICK DEVELOPMENT, INC., BY DANIEL MADDY). -- FAILED 4-5 (Gilbert, Reinert, Stewart, Stover)

05-0583R - 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 20 FEET AND TO EXCEED THE ALLOWANCE FOR PROJECTIONS INTO A FRONT YARD WITH A STAIRWAY AT FIVE FEET FROM THE PROPERTY LINE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO FAMILY DWELLING ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3129 MINNESOTA AVENUE (MARICK DEVELOPMENT, INC., BY DANIEL MADDY). -- AMENDED & PASSED 5-4 (Gilbert, Reinert, Stewart, Stover)


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Councilor Gilbert left the meeting at this time.

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COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

05-0590R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF GORDON RAMSAY IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,473.21. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

05-0597R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REQUEST TO DISCONTINUE OPERATION OF FOG HORN. -- FAILED 2-6-1 (Little, Stover)

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-0617R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 89-0885 DESIGNATING PORTIONS OF CERTAIN STREETS IN THE VICINITY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH AS RESIDENT PERMIT PARKING ZONES. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT NESS                        (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


05-040-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 2, 3, 5, 7, 18, 19, 21, 25, 36 AND 60(A) OF THE CITY CHARTER TO CHANGE THE TITLE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND CHANGE THE RESIDENCY TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-039-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CHARTER TO COMPLY WITH STATE LAW PERTAINING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-038-O - AN ORDINANCE REGULATING ALIENATION OF REAL PROPERTY BY THE CITY. -- TABLED FOR 9/19 COMMITTEE MEETING

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-037-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAPS NO. 11, 13 AND 14, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S,-SUBURBAN, TO R-1-A, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED ABOVE WEST SKYLINE PARKWAY, SOUTH OF WEST ARBUTUS DRIVE AND APPROXIMATELY 1,600 FEET EAST OF US HIGHWAY 2 (SUGARLOAF). (REPLACEMENT) -- TABLED FOR 9/19 COMMITTEE MEETING


BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


05-041-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 5-21 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; LICENSING OF ADULT BOOK STORES. -- AMENDED & PASSED 6-2-1 (Little, Ness)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-036-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN CENTRAL HILLSIDE TO THE WOMEN’S TRANSITIONAL HOUSING COALITION, INC. -- PASSED 5-3-1 (Little, Stauber, Stewart)


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-028-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION; AMENDING SECTION 2-44 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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