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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, November 14, 2005

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - August 5, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2005. -- APPROVED

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0699R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A VARIANCE TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM CORNER SIDE YARD SETBACK REQUIREMENT FROM 20 FEET TO TEN FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 904 SQUARE FOOT ADDITION TO AN EXISTING 576 SQUARE FOOT DETACHED GARAGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 322 NORTH 80TH AVENUE WEST (DAVID MARK RIDGEWELL). (TABLED 10/24) -- REMAINED ON TABLED


05-0700R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A VARIANCE TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM CORNER SIDE YARD SETBACK REQUIREMENT FROM 20 FEET TO TEN FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 904 SQUARE FOOT ADDITION TO AN EXISTING 576 SQUARE FOOT DETACHED GARAGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 322 NORTH 80TH AVENUE WEST (DAVID MARK RIDGEWELL). (TABLED 10/24) -- REMAINED ON TABLED

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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)

 

05-0762R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH RANGE CREDIT BUREAU, INC., FOR COLLECTION OF PAST DUE, OUTSTANDING BALANCES RELATED TO A REVOLVING LOAN FUND. -- PASSED


05-0773R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND ESTABLISHING THE TERMS AND PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLIC SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-0747R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO CUSTOM FIRE APPARATUS FOR A TRIPLE COMBINATION PUMPER FIRE TRUCK IN THE AMOUNT OF $292,028.75. -- PASSED


05-0748R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO DULUTH SUPERIOR ERECTION, INC., FOR HARRISON RECREATION CENTER SITE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,600. -- PASSED


05-0751R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO C. ANDERSON DEMOLITION FOR DEMOLITION OF PETERSON ARENA IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,590. -- PASSED


05-0759R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN ENGINEERING TESTING, INC., (AET) FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN SPECIAL INSPECTIONS AND QUALITY CONTROL TESTING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE EAST FIRST STREET MEDICAL DISTRICT PARKING FACILITY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $99,450. -- PASSED


05-0767R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO CONGDON PARK RECREATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CLIMB THEATRE AND ELK’S LODGE #133. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


05-0770R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF FIRE CAPTAIN. -- PASSED


05-0771R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF FIRE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0744R - RESOLUTION VACATING A TEN FOOT WIDE UTILITY EASEMENT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3324 DECKER ROAD (CRAWFORD). -- PASSED

 

05-0763R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2004 HOME PROGRAM HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS PURCHASE/REHABILITATION/RESALE AGREEMENT EXTENDING THE TIME FOR CONSTRUCTION/REHABILITATION WITH NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES. -- PASSED

 

05-0776R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO RECLASSIFY FROM CONSERVATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND TO OFFER FOR SALE CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS NOW WITHHELD FROM SALE IN CONSERVATION. -- PASSED


05-0778R - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $37,450 BETWEEN THE 2004 AND 2005 HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAMS. -- PASSED


05-0780R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A VAN AND A TENT IN SETTLEMENT OF XO LINERS, LLP’S DEBT TO THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND FORMERLY OPERATED BY NORTHSTAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (NSCDC) AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A RELEASE. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT NESS                        (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


05-0740R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JOINT PROPERTY TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE DURING 2006 AND PAYING FOR ITS SHARE OF A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT AT A COST TO THE CITY OF $11,500. -- PASSED


05-0779R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH RIDER BENNETT, LLP, FOR SERVICES RELATED TO NORTHWEST AIRLINES BANKRUPTCY. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0668R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT A PERMANENT ALLEY IN CENTRAL AVENUE ALLEY BETWEEN BRISTOL STREET AND RAMSEY STREET (CITY JOB NO. 0524TR). -- PASSED


05-0731R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF AN EASEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUTTE AVENUE FROM THE END OF THE EXISTING BUTTE AVENUE, FROM CHARLES K. AND PEGGY J. BERTEL, 2400 BUTTE AVENUE. -- PASSED


05-0732R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF AN EASEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUTTE AVENUE FROM THE END OF THE EXISTING BUTTE AVENUE, FROM RICHARD D. STEWART AND KATHLEEN M. COLLINS, 2324 BUTTE AVENUE. -- PASSED

05-0737R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SECOND AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT 19568 WITH S.R.F. CONSULTING GROUP, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NECESSARY FOR ROADWAY AND UTILITY DESIGN FOR THE CITY’S COMPONENT OF THE TRINITY ROAD (TH53) PROJECT, AMENDING THE SCOPE OF SERVICES AND INCREASING THE COMPENSATION BY AN ADDITIONAL $94,300. -- PASSED


05-0742R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND 29 FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE NO. 69J54 (OLD BRIDGE NO. L8479) OVER MILLER CREEK ON ANDERSON ROAD IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000. -- PASSED


05-0743R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO GRANT NO. A67966 WITH THE MNDNR, EXTENDING THE TERM THEREOF. -- PASSED


05-0749R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO EPG COMPANIES, INC., FOR FLOW CONTROL PROGRAMMING IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,305. -- PASSED


05-0750R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE CITY OF DULUTH AND SHORT ELLIOT HENDRICKSON, INC., FOR A TRANSPORTATION STUDY ALONG LONDON ROAD (T.H. 61) IN DULUTH, AT A COST TO THE CITY NOT TO EXCEED $50,000. -- PASSED


05-0752R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $48,000. -- PASSED


05-0755R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE FREE CONVEYANCE OF LOT 21, AUDITOR’S PLAT OF TRINITY ROAD ACRES, EXCEPT THE SOUTHERLY 233 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 150 FEET THEREOF AND EXCEPT THAT PART OF SAID LOT 21 AS SHOWN AS PARCEL 256 ON MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RIGHT-OF-WAY PLAT NUMBERED 69-66. -- PASSED


05-0760R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SALVATION ARMY RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF EMERGENCY ENERGY ASSISTANCE FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,086. -- PASSED


05-0764R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH L.H.B. ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR PHASE II DULUTH AERIAL LIFT BRIDGE, ESTIMATED AT $14,445. -- PASSED


05-0766R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 02-0652 TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $159,081. -- PASSED


05-0772R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0619 TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $67,205. -- PASSED


05-0775R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS WITH BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY AND SOO LINE RAILWAY COMPANY RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF HELBERG DRIVE (ARTHUR AVENUE). -- PASSED


05-0781R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF LAND DONATION IN THE MAGNEY-SNIVELY NATURAL AREA FROM THE NATURE CONSERVANCY. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-0738R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON PALM STREET. -- PASSED

05-0754R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OMEGA GROUP, INC., PROVIDING FOR INSTALLATION OF GIS MAPPING SOFTWARE SYSTEM SUPPORTING LAW ENFORCEMENT DATA GATHERING IN THE AMOUNT OF $33,409.05. -- PASSED


05-0758R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH U.S. COAST GUARD FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES. -- PASSED


05-0769R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO GRANT CONTRACT NO. 2000-9748 WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, EXTENDING THE TERM THEREOF. -- PASSED


05-0777R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH ONE STALL HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-0746R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD FOR THE FURNISHING OF HOME DELIVERED MEALS TO INCREASE THE PAYMENT FOR ELDERLY WAIVER MEALS FROM $5.81 TO $5.94 PER MEAL. -- PASSED

 

05-0753R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FORM OF AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR GAME OFFICIALS FOR YOUTH AND ADULT ATHLETIC LEAGUE PROGRAM ACTIVITIES. -- PASSED

 

05-0768R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH MALARA BROADCAST GROUP OF DULUTH, LLC, D/B/A CBS 3, AND PREMIER PYROTECHNICS FOR THE FIREWORKS PRODUCTION PRESENTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WARMER BY THE LAKE EVENT ON JANUARY 7, 2006. -- PASSED


05-0782R - RESOLUTION NOMINATING TOM RYTHER FOR THE MINNESOTA GOVERNOR’S COASTAL COUNCIL. -- PASSED

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:


COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)


05-0741R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF DULUTH SUPERVISORY ASSOCIATION REGARDING ACTIVE AND RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE. -- TABLED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

05-0735R - RESOLUTION DECLARING THE RESULTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 8, 2005. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

05-0761R - RESOLUTION TERMINATING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY FOR A BUS SHELTER ON SECOND AVENUE EAST ABOVE SUPERIOR STREET (NORSHOR BUILDING). -- TABLED

 

05-0774R - RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE LEVEL OF PROGRAM PROTECTIONS AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE MAGNEY-SNIVELY NATURAL AREA. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 


BY PRESIDENT NESS                        (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


05-0786R - RESOLUTION SETTING THE CITY’S PRIORITIES FOR BONDING PROJECTS BEFORE THE STATE LEGISLATURE IN 2006. -- AMENDED & PASSED 8-1 (Stover)

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

05-0756R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OVER THE HILL NIGHT RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB FOR GROOMING THE CROSS COUNTRY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL-WEST FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $15,000. -- TABLED


05-0757R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DRIFT TOPPERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB FOR GROOMING THE CROSS COUNTRY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL-EAST FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,000. -- TABLED

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-049-O - AN ORDINANCE PLACING CURRENT NONCONFORMING LOTS IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 50-25 OF THE LEGISLATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF DULUTH. -- 1st READING

 

 

05-050-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING ST. MARY'S DULUTH CLINIC MEDICAL CENTER A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN DECORATIVE STREET LIGHTING, DATA CONDUITS AND SNOW MELT SYSTEM WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF EAST FIRST STREET BETWEEN FOURTH AVENUE AND SIXTH AVENUE EAST. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                    (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-051-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING DULUTH CITY CODE SECTION 33-46; INCREASING PENALTY FOR OVERTIME PARKING. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinance was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-048-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8, SECTIONS 13, 18, 24, 27, 32, 40, 41, 42, 44, 49, 50, 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 59, 62 AND 67 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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