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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, December 19, 2005

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - October 11, 20, 24, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2005. -- APPROVED

 

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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) -- RETURNED TO ADMINISTRATION


05-0834R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND CALLING FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON INTENTION TO ISSUE IMPROVEMENT BONDS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 475.521. (TABLED 12/5) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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) -- FAILED 4-5 (Gilbert, Johnson, Ness, Stewart)


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) -- RETABLED


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


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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS


CONSENT AGENDA

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

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)


05-0853R - RESOLUTION APPROVING DEDA’S GENERAL, DEBT SERVICE, CAPITAL PROJECTS AND STOREFRONT LOAN FUND BUDGETS FOR 2006. -- PASSED


05-0874R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF DULUTH AND LOCAL 66 OF A.F.S.C.M.E. REGARDING STANDBY SCHEDULING OF ENGINEERING PERSONNEL. -- PASSED


05-0878R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0088; EXTENDING THE TERM THEREOF. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-0846R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO WEST SIDE EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC., FOR ONE VEHICLE LIFT IN THE AMOUNT OF $88,714.50. -- PASSED


05-0847R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT CONVENTION CENTER REGARDING THE OPERATION OF THE MINNESOTA SLIP PEDESTRIAN DRAW BRIDGE IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $32,400. -- PASSED


05-0859R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR GREATER DOWNTOWN COUNCIL. -- PASSED


05-0860R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO IRVING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN LEGION POST #71 AND WELCH CENTER. -- PASSED


05-0870R - RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE AS THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- PASSED


05-0876R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ANDERSON GRAVEL AND DEMOLITION FOR ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND BUILDING DEMOLITION IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,450. -- PASSED


05-0877R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A $70,000 2006 MINNESOTA LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE. -- PASSED


05-0880R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND APPLICATION FOR AN ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE AND 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE FROM PK & JS, INC. (TWINS BAR), 501 EAST FOURTH STREET, TO J&J MILLER, INC. (COPASETIC LOUNGE), 322 EAST CENTRAL ENTRANCE. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


05-0839R - RESOLUTION ELECTING MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE DULUTH/NORTH SHORE SANITARY DISTRICT PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 115.23, SUBDIVISION 7. -- PASSED


05-0840R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF ALBERT M. KATZ TO THE SANITARY SEWER BOARD OF THE WLSSD, REPLACING JANE GILBERT. -- PASSED


05-0882R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF JOHN HINZMANN, JR., TO THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS, REPLACING DONNA SCORSE. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0841R - RESOLUTION VACATING FOURTH STREET BETWEEN BIRCH STREET AND LYNN STREET ON RICES POINT AND RESCINDING PRIOR RESOLUTION 05-0785 RELATING THERETO (SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH). -- PASSED


05-0849R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) CITY HOMES III PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH NORTHERN COMMUNITIES LAND TRUST EXTENDING THE AGREEMENT AT NO CHANGE IN PROJECT COMPENSATION. -- PASSED


05-0852R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SECOND AMENDMENT TO HOME PROGRAM CITY HOMES III AGREEMENT WITH NORTHERN COMMUNITIES LAND TRUST EXTENDING THE AGREEMENT AT NO CHANGE IN PROJECT COMPENSATION. -- PASSED


05-0854R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE HOME PROGRAM HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS - PHOENIX HOUSE AGREEMENT WITH LIFE HOUSE, EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT. -- PASSED


05-0855R - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $110,470 BETWEEN THE 2000, 2003 AND 2004 HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAMS. -- PASSED


05-0856R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH CC SAN MARCO, LLC, RELATED TO THE SAN MARCO RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. -- PASSED


05-0861R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CIRRUS DESIGN REDEVELOPMENT GRANT. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


05-0873R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH WLSSD FOR COLLECTION OF FEES. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


05-0843R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0819 FOR A CONTRACT TO NORD-SEN METAL INDUSTRIES, INC., FOR A COAL ELEVATOR TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $7,585. -- PASSED


05-0844R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 04-0437 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO AYRES ASSOCIATES FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (2005 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT-LINCOLN PARK) TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $114,395. -- PASSED


05-0845R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 04-0466 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO KRECH, OJARD AND ASSOCIATES FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (WEST THIRD STREET RECONDITIONING) TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $185,000. -- PASSED


05-0858R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT FOR STREET AND HIGHWAY PURPOSES. -- PASSED


05-0871R - RESOLUTION REVISING THE LIST OF HIGH-PRIORITY BRIDGES IN THE CITY OF DULUTH. -- PASSED


05-0872R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON, INC., FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR FINAL CLOSURE OF DUMP SITE NO. 1 (LEPAK) NOT TO EXCEED $54,000. -- PASSED


05-0879R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A FIVE YEAR CONTRACT WITH WLSSD FOR WASTEWATER CAPACITY ALLOCATION AND SETTING COSTS. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-0881R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH ONE STALL HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


05-0838R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) RELATING TO PARTICIPATION BY DEDA IN THE CITY OF DULUTH SELF INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM FOR 2006. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)

 

05-0833R - RESOLUTION ALLOCATING $100,000 ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO THE GREATS LAKES AQUARIUM AND DISTRIBUTING THE ESTIMATED 2006 TOURISM TAXES OF HOTEL-MOTEL AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE. -- PASSED 6-3 (Gilbert, Little, Stover)

 

05-0863R - RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING TOURISM TAX FUND BALANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $31,116 FOR THE PURCHASE OF GREEN COVERS. -- PASSED 7-2 (Atkins, Stauber)

 

BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

05-0885R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS WITH BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, STOP LOSS INSURANCE AND THE BLUE PRINT FOR HEALTH-CARE SUPPORT PROGRAM TO THE CITY GROUP HEALTH PLAN DURING YEAR 2006 AT AN ESTIMATED TOTAL COST TO THE CITY OF $1,262,674. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

05-0862R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DULUTH HERITAGE SPORTS CENTER (DHSC)/CLYDE REDEVELOPMENT GRANT. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

05-0864R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2006 ACTION PLAN PORTION OF THE 2005-2009 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG), HOME PROGRAM AND EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT (ESG) PROGRAM FUNDS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


05-0865R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR THE 2006 PROGRAM YEAR AS WELL AS APPROVING THE REALLOCATION OF CERTAIN PRIOR CDBG FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS WITH APPROPRIATE AGENCIES. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


05-0866R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD HOME FUNDS FOR THE 2006 PROGRAM YEAR, AS WELL AS APPROVING THE REALLOCATION OF CERTAIN PRIOR HOME FUNDS, AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


05-0867R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP) FUNDS FOR THE 2006 PROGRAM YEAR AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


05-0848R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPT FUNDS FROM ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO PROVIDE MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM AND DIVISIONARY WORK PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,036,032 FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2006, TO DECEMBER 31, 2006. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY PRESIDENT NESS                         (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

05-0884R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE REPORT OF THE POST EMPLOYMENT HEALTH CARE BENEFITS TASK FORCE AND BEGINNING IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS RECOMMENDATIONS. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


05-0875R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $10,000 GIFT FROM MARY LOU KROTTY AND EXPRESSING GRATITUDE. -- 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)


05-060-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; ADDING ARTICLE XXXIV - MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)


05-054-O - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BUDGET OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE YEAR 2005 INCREASING THE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING MONIES FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH INCREASE. -- PASSED 6-3 (Atkins, Little, Stauber)


05-055-O - AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006 APPROPRIATION MONIES FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. -- PASSED 7-2 (Little, Stauber)


05-056-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- PASSED 8-1 (Stauber)


05-057-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


05-058-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2006. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-059-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO RESTAURANTS; AMENDING SECTION 8-13 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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