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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, February 13, 2006

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT: Johnson
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - December 1, 5, 15, 19 and 28, 2005. -- UNANIMOUSLY 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 STEWART                                (FINANCE)


06-0012R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER OF IDB FEES RESULTING FROM THE SMDC PROJECT FROM DEDA. -- PASSED


06-0118R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF WATERMAIN INSTALLATION IN McCULLOCH STREET FROM SUPERIOR STREET TO 48TH AVENUE EAST IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,113.84. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-0113R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO THE WELCH CENTER. -- PASSED


06-0114R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE TO RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY. -- PASSED


06-0115R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF T-BONZ ENTERPRISES, INC. (T-BONZ BAR), 2531 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED

06-0116R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF WIZNER COMPANY (NORMAN’S), 113 WEST FIRST STREET. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


06-0028R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF LYNN D. BEECHLER, DAVID W. KRECH, JAMES A. WALTERS AND ALLEN WILLMAN TO THE BUILDING APPEAL BOARD. -- PASSED


06-0029R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF JOYCE BLODGETT, NETTIE R. BOTHWELL, SHANNON McCARTHY BICHA, KIMBERLY A. McKAY AND KATHERINE E. QUISTAD AND THE APPOINTMENT OF JENNIFER MURPHY, REPLACING WALTER KRAMER, TO THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES. -- PASSED


06-0030R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF ROBERT CORMIER, NANCY COSTA AND REBECCA PITTNER TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL. -- PASSED


06-0032R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF VIRGINIA T. KATZ TO THE LIBRARY BOARD, REPLACING TERESE M. TOMANEK. -- PASSED


06-0033R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF RUTH ANN EATON AND HEATHER RAND AND THE APPOINTMENT OF HENRY L. BANKS, REPLACING JEANNE KONECZNY, TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION. -- PASSED


06-0043R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF DONALD DASS TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION, REPLACING TIMOTHY MEYER. -- PASSED


06-0091R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF DEAN GRACE, WENDY GRETHEN, BARBARA STARK AND LUKE W. SYDOW AND THE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID L. HELF, REPLACING JOHN CUMMINGS, TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION. -- PASSED


06-0092R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF RONALD D. DEGRIO TO THE PARKING COMMISSION, REPLACING STEVEN G. LAFLAMME. -- PASSED


06-0093R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF PATRICK COLLINS, MARIA DANZ, JAN KARON AND MARIA STALZER WYANT CUZZO TO THE DULUTH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, REPLACING NEIL J. GLAZMAN, TADD M. JOHNSON, LESLIE GIBBS AND KEELY MARRS. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-0096R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO SHARING AND SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT WITH HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, GREATER MINNESOTA HOUSING FUND, CENTER CITY HOUSING CORPORATION, CONRO PROPERTIES, LLC AND US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RELATED TO THE FOUR-PLEX ADJACENT TO VILLAGE PLACE. -- PASSED


06-0107R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH BARR ENGINEERING COMPANY FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE DULUTH COMMUNITY-WIDE BROWNFIELD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $360,531. -- PASSED


06-0109R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DECREASE OF $42,086 IN THE 2006 HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM. -- PASSED


06-0110R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A DECREASE OF $1,837 IN THE 2006 HUD HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME) PROGRAM. -- PASSED


06-0111R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A DECREASE OF $968 IN THE 2006 HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP). -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILORS GILBERT, NESS AND KRAUSE


06-0117R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING OPERATION OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


06-0112R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $34,500 IN SETTLEMENT OF UNDERPAID FRANCHISE FEE PAYMENTS MADE BY CHARTER TO THE CITY AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE. -- PASSED


06-0125R - RESOLUTION APPROVING AGREEMENT WITH FRYBERGER, BUCHANAN, SMITH AND FREDERICK, P.A., FOR LEGISLATIVE SERVICES NOT TO EXCEED $44,940. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-0090R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH M.S.A. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $27,710. -- PASSED


06-0094R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO LHB ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,960. -- PASSED


06-0098R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $42,000. -- PASSED


06-0100R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 04-0797 AWARDING CONTRACT TO RLK KUUSISTO, LTD, FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUTTERNUT AVENUE, CITY PROJECT NO. 0325TR, INCREASING THE AMOUNT BY $7,024.85 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $29,849.85. -- PASSED


06-0102R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CITY CLAIM AGAINST A&L DEVELOPMENT, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,472.25. -- PASSED


06-0103R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FIRST AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT NO. 19592 WITH LHB ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, ADDING TO THE SCOPE OF WORK AND INCREASING THE AMOUNT BY $20,000. -- PASSED

 

06-0108R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 03-0468 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SUPERIOR STREET FROM 26TH AVENUE EAST TO 47TH AVENUE EAST, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $740,142.02 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $3,112,040.30. -- PASSED


06-0126R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0619 TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $152,467.83. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0097R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CONTRACT NO. 19691 WITH MN DPS HOMELAND SECURITIES DIVISION EXTENDING THE TERM. -- PASSED


06-0119R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH ONE STALL HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. -- PASSED

 

06-0121R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT AN EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $40,489 AND TO AUTHORIZE THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY. -- PASSED


06-0122R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $285,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR DRUG AND GANG TASK FORCE AND TO AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE OF $45,000 IN MATCHING FUNDS REQUIRED BY SAID GRANT AGREEMENT. -- PASSED


06-0123R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,250 FOR THE ACQUISITION AND TRAINING OF AN EXPLOSIVE DETECTION CANINE. -- PASSED


06-0124R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF THE GRANT AGREEMENT. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


06-0101R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CFMS GRANT NOS. A80787 AND A80788 WITH THE MNDNR TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT BY $4,000. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

06-0016R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LAKE SUPERIOR AREA FAMILY SERVICES FOR THE OPERATION OF AN OUTREACH GAMBLING PROGRAM DURING YEAR 2006 AT A COST TO THE CITY OF $90,000. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-0059R - RESOLUTION VACATING SUMAC AVENUE BETWEEN PAGE STREET AND OSAGE STREET (DEGRIO/WILLOUGHBY). -- PASSED 6-2-1 (Gilbert, Krause)

 

06-0128R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW THE SPECIAL USE PERMIT AND VARIANCES FOR BEACON POINT CONDOMINIUMS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS AND AGREEMENTS. -- PASSED 7-0-1-1 (Little abstained)

 

BY PRESIDENT REINERT AND COUNCILOR LITTLE

 

06-0129R - RESOLUTION OF GRATITUDE TO STEVE LAFLAMME FOR SERVICE TO THE CITY. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

06-0099R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE CITY OF DULUTH AND APPRAISAL PROFESSIONALS, P.A. FOR PROPERTY APPRAISALS RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 (MILLER TRUNK HIGHWAY) AND ADJACENT FRONTAGE ROADS, COUNTY ROADS AND CITY STREETS, AT AN ESTIMATED COST TO THE CITY OF $70,250. -- TABLED

 

06-0104R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, THE CITY OF DULUTH AND NORELL ON REAL PROPERTY FOR PROPERTY APPRAISALS RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 (MILLER TRUNK HIGHWAY) AND ADJACENT FRONTAGE ROADS, COUNTY ROADS AND CITY STREETS, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $38,000. -- TABLED

06-0105R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, THE CITY OF DULUTH AND RAMSLAND & VIGEN FOR PROPERTY APPRAISALS RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 (MILLER TRUNK HIGHWAY) AND ADJACENT FRONTAGE ROADS, COUNTY ROADS AND CITY STREETS, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $13,500. -- TABLED


06-0106R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, THE CITY OF DULUTH AND TOM TURNER AND ASSOCIATES FOR PROPERTY APPRAISALS RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 (MILLER TRUNK HIGHWAY) AND ADJACENT FRONTAGE ROADS, COUNTY ROADS AND CITY STREETS, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $29,000. -- TABLED


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


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.  (TABLED 1/9/2006 FOR COMMITTEE MEETING) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-004-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, AMENDING PUBIC DOCUMENT NO. 04-0419-01 ENTITLED “HARBOR VIEW/CENTRAL HILLSIDE REVITALIZATION, TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CODE” DOCUMENTS OF IMPLEMENTATION (HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY). -- 1st READING

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

06-005-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 6-78 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING FEEDING OF PIGEONS. -- 1st READING

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-001-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING RECONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY IN THE ENGER PARK/ARLINGTON AVENUE AREA TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


06-002-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF LOTS 1 THROUGH 4-1/2, BLOCK 186, WEST DULUTH SEVENTH DIVISION, TO THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


06-003-O - AN ORDINANCE TO RENAME DENIM DRIVE TO WISTERIA LANE (SACKETTE). -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY


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