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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, November 28, 2005

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


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 11/14) (REPLACEMENT) -- REMAINED ON TABLE

 

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 TABLE


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 TABLE


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 11/14) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


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 11/14) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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 11/14) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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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)


05-0784R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF BITUMINOUS STREET AT 14TH STREET FROM CENTRAL ENTRANCE TO 400 FEET EAST. -- PASSED


05-0789R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 04-0682 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2005; SETTING THE FEE FOR ONE DAY DANCING LICENSE. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-0787R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO RTW, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $95,000. -- PASSED


05-0801R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA, 1200 KENWOOD AVENUE. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0785R - RESOLUTION VACATING FOURTH STREET BETWEEN BIRCH STREET AND LYNN STREET ON RICES POINT (SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH). -- PASSED

 

05-0813R - RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NON-CONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (OCTOBER 19, 2005, RECLASSIFICATION LETTER). -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


05-0792R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH SUPERIORUSA BENEFITS CORPORATION TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FOR A FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN FOR THE CITY FOR YEAR 2006 AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $11,250. -- PASSED


05-0818R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ST. LOUIS COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES FOR APPROXIMATELY 49,000 HOT MEALS, IN THE APPROXIMATE TOTAL COST OF $165,967.92 -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0765R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0212 FOR A CONTRACT TO UTILITY SYSTEMS OF AMERICA FOR MORGAN PARK PHASE II TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $325,750.95. -- PASSED


05-0788R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A $32,700 GRANT FROM MNDNR FOR SURFACE WATER QUALITY AWARENESS OUTREACH PROGRAM. -- PASSED

 

05-0790R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT A RESIDENTIAL STREET, SANITARY SEWER, WATER AND GAS IN SPEAR AVENUE FROM SILCOX AVENUE TO LIVINGSTON AVENUE. -- PASSED


05-0791R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT A PERMANENT ALLEY IN FIRST ALLEY FROM 377 FEET TO 470 FEET EASTERLY OF TENTH AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED


05-0796R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO GRANT NO. A67967 WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RELATED TO THE DULUTHSTREAMS.ORG WEBSITE, EXTENDING THE TERM THEREOF. -- PASSED


05-0806R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE STREETS AND HIGHWAY DESIGNATION AS TRUCK ROUTES PURSUANT TO SECTION 33-49 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- PASSED


05-0810R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING A VARIANCE FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND INDEMNIFYING THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN CONNECTION WITH THE GRANTING OF A MINNESOTA STATE AID VARIANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE NO. 69671 ON SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD OVER AMITY CREEK. -- PASSED


05-0811R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING A VARIANCE FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND INDEMNIFYING THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN CONNECTION WITH THE GRANTING OF A MINNESOTA STATE AID VARIANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE NO. 69672 ON SKYLINE PARKWAY OVER AMITY CREEK. -- PASSED


05-0817R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO APEX MECHANICAL FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES TO REPAIR THE STEAM VAULT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $34,957. -- PASSED


05-0819R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NORD-SEN METAL INDUSTRIES, INC. FOR A COAL ELEVATOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,822.50. -- PASSED


05-0820R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT A WATERMAIN AND SANITARY SEWER IN CHESTER WAY FROM MISSOURI AVENUE TO APPROXIMATELY 405 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF MISSOURI AVENUE (CITY JOB NO. 0542WA). -- PASSED


05-0821R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT A WATERMAIN AND SANITARY SEWER IN COMMONWEALTH AVENUE FROM APPROXIMATELY 283 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF VACATED LORAIN AVENUE TO APPROXIMATELY 213 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF VACATED LORAIN AVENUE. -- PASSED


05-0822R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR CROSSING THE LESTER RIVER IN CONJUNCTION WITH EAST LEG GAS MAIN PHASE V IN EAST SUPERIOR STREET FROM 60TH AVENUE EAST TO LAKEWOOD ROAD (CITY JOB NO. 0030GS). -- PASSED


05-0823R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE CUSTOMER CHARGE AND USER CHARGES FOR THE CITY’S WASTEWATER FACILITIES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER JANUARY 1, 2006; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES AND DESIGNATING THAT THE RATES. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-0805R - RESOLUTION TO RESCIND THE DESIGNATION AND ESTABLISHMENT AS A ONE WAY STREET THAT PART OF FIRST STREET BETWEEN 19TH AVENUE WEST AND 30TH AVENUE WEST. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-0783R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $25,000 FROM THE NORTHLAND FOUNDATION FOR AFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH IN WESTERN DULUTH AND AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE GRANT AGREEMENT. -- PASSED

05-0812R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT A MINNESOTA LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $14,250 FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TO PROVIDE IN KIND SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,750. -- PASSED


05-0815R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTER SERVERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $19,416. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)

 

05-0804R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2006. -- TABLED FOR INFORMATION

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

05-0808R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN FOR THE MATTERHORN APARTMENTS TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT AS PROPOSED BY THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA. -- PASSED 8-1 (Reinert)


05-0809R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN FOR THE HARBOR VIEW PHASE II TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT AS PROPOSED BY THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA. -- PASSED 8-1 (Reinert)

 

05-0814R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MOUNT ROYAL C-3 SHOPPING CENTER DISTRICT TO ALLOW EXPANSION OF THE MOUNT ROYAL FINE FOODS STORE (HRTV LLC). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY PRESIDENT NESS                        (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


05-0807R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY FOR CITY FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAX OF LIMITED DURATION. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

05-0795R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A BEQUEST FROM THE ESTATE OF OSCAR JOHN SLOTNESS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinance was read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-052-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 43 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, TO R-1-B, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED SOUTH OF GLENWOOD STREET ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF NORTH RIDGE ROAD (CITY OF DULUTH). -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second 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. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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. -- FAILED 1-8 (Stover)


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