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ACTIONS

DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - February 9, 13 and 27, 2006. -- APPROVED


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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-0192R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND SUNDAY LICENSE FROM COPASETIC, INC. (KOZY BAR), 129 EAST FIRST STREET, TO TEMPLECORP, INC. (KOZY BAR), SAME ADDRESS.  (TABLED 3/13) -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-0132R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A VARIANCE TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM STREET FRONTAGE REQUIREMENT IN A SUBURBAN DISTRICT FROM 250 FEET TO ZERO FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING ON VACANT LAND WITH ACCESS EASEMENT OFF SWAN LAKE ROAD, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS N1/2 OF SW1/4 OF SW1/4 OF SE1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 50, RANGE 14 (DENNIS JENSEN).  (TABLED 3/13) -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Krause abstained)


06-0133R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A VARIANCE TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM STREET FRONTAGE REQUIREMENT IN A SUBURBAN DISTRICT FROM 250 FEET TO ZERO FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING ON VACANT LAND WITH ACCESS EASEMENT OFF SWAN LAKE ROAD, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS N1/2 OF SW1/4 OF SW1/4 OF SE1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 50, RANGE 14 (DENNIS JENSEN). (TABLED 3/13) -- FAILED 0-8-1 (Krause abstained)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-0202R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH BARR ENGINEERING COMPANY FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR STUDY, ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATION FOR SEDIMENT CONTROL IN COFFEE AND MILLER CREEKS IN THE AMOUNT OF $92,817.  (TABLED 3/13 UNTIL 4/10) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0188R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING PARKING METER ZONES IN CANAL PARK AND RATES AND TIME LIMITS THEREFORE.  (TABLED 3/13) (REPLACEMENT) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS


The following entitled resolution was Read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


06-0169R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RULE 7 OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


CONSENT AGENDA

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


06-0224R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF BUTTERNUT AVENUE-MAPLE RIDGE FULL DEVELOPMENT. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-0213R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO DULUTH HARBORMASTERS (DULUTH AIRSHOW), 4127 GRINDEN DRIVE. -- PASSED

06-0215R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE TO LINCOLN PARK BUSINESS GROUP. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


06-0207R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS ANALYST INCLUDING A TITLE CHANGE TO SPECIAL ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR. -- PASSED


06-0208R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF WATER LAB CHEMIST AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-0189R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING WORK OUT AGREEMENT WITH SINEX AVIATION TECHNOLOGY D/B/A EMPOWERMX. -- PASSED


06-0220R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY RELATED TO THE LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROGRAM EXTENDING THE TERM THEREOF. -- PASSED

06-0222R - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $100 IN THE 2006 HUD HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (HOME). -- PASSED

 

06-0230R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO LHB, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC PARKING LOT AT AIRPORT ROAD IN THE OF AMOUNT OF $88,958. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-0211R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 04-0542 AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, THE CITY OF DULUTH AND SHORT ELLIOT HENDRICKSON, INC., FOR DETAIL DESIGN ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 53 (MILLER TRUNK HIGHWAY) AND ADJACENT FRONTAGE ROADS, COUNTY ROADS AND CITY STREETS, INCREASING THE AMOUNT BY $78,021 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $415,003.15. -- PASSED

 

06-0219R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT #1 TO AGREEMENT 19893 WITH NORTHSPAN GROUP, INC., FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PETERSON ARENA REPLACEMENT (A.K.A. DULUTH HERITAGE HOCKEY CENTER) IN AN AMOUNT OF $3,148.03. -- PASSED


06-0223R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF LAWSUIT OF MARY LOU RUFF AND JACK RUFF IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,000. -- PASSED


06-0225R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VIELE CONTRACTING, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 125 FEET OF SANITARY SEWER IN CENTRAL AVENUE ALLEY BEGINNING 60 FEET NORTH OF ALBION STREET AND EXTENDING NORTHERLY IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,910. -- PASSED


06-0227R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NELS NELSON AND SONS, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF YEAR 2006 STREET IMPROVEMENT OF CODY SOUTHWEST II IN THE AMOUNT OF $323,978.83. -- PASSED


06-0229R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0046 AWARDING A CONTRACT FOR A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING AGREEMENT WITH CAMP, DRESSER AND McKEE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LONG TERM PLAN FOR EVALUATION AND ELIMINATION OF OVERFLOWS IN THE CITY’S SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $35,620, FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $235,620. -- PASSED


06-0232R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH PRO-WEST AND ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH SURVEYING AND LOCATING SPECIFIED GOVERNMENT AND PLAT CORNERS AT A COST OF NOT TO EXCEED $20,000. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0212R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH ONE STALL HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. -- PASSED


06-0231R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000 TO CONDUCT INCREASED SEAT BELT AND CHILD SEAT ENFORCEMENT. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


06-0218R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FORM OF AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR GAME OFFICIALS FOR YOUTH AND ADULT ATHLETIC LEAGUE PROGRAM ACTIVITIES. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

06-0214R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO JUST TAKE ACTION INC., (BREWHOUSE BURRITO), 1332 EAST FOURTH STREET. -- TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

06-0221R - RESOLUTION APPROVING 2007 LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT QUALIFIED ALLOCATION PLAN. -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

06-0228R - RESOLUTION DENYING AN AMENDMENT TO SPECIAL USE PERMIT RESOLUTION 03-0463, AS ADOPTED JUNE 23, 2003, BY COTTAGE HOMESTEADS OF DULUTH III FOR EXPANSION OF A LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF SUNDBY ROAD AND 200 TO 400 FEET NORTH OF PAGE STREET. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

06-0236R - RESOLUTION GRANTING CONDITIONAL APPROVAL TO AN AMENDMENT TO SPECIAL USE PERMIT RESOLUTION 03-0463, AS ADOPTED JUNE 23, 2003, BY COTTAGE HOMESTEADS OF DULUTH III FOR EXPANSION OF A LOW-DENSITY, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ON PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF SUNDBY ROAD AND 200 TO 400 FEET NORTH OF PAGE STREET. -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILORS GILBERT AND JOHNSON

 

06-0237R - RESOLUTION DECLARING CITY COUNCIL AND DEDA POLICY FOR THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF CERTAIN DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS PURSUANT TO WHICH THE CITY OF DULUTH PROMISES TO PROVIDE PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS. -- FAILED 3-6 (Gilbert, Johnson, Ness)

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


06-0210R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AND ACCEPT FUNDS FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR PROVISION OF WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT TITLE I SERVICES, MINNESOTA YOUTH PROGRAM SERVICES AND OLDER AMERICAN PROGRAM SERVICES FOR PROGRAM YEARS 2006-2009. -- TABLED UNTIL 4/10

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

06-0217R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY, INCLUDING PLAN APPROVAL, FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SNIVELY ROAD BETWEEN ARROWHEAD ROAD AND GLENWOOD STREET FOR AN ESTIMATED COST OF $41,245. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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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) (REPLACEMENT 2) -- FAILED 3-6 (Krause, Stewart, Stover)


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILORS KRAUSE AND LITTLE

 

06-011-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29C-9 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO THE CITY ATTORNEY’S DUTIES TO REPRESENT HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINANTS. -- 1st READING

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-006-O - AN ORDINANCE TO RENAME DENIM DRIVE TO DENIM STREET (SACKETTE). -- 1st READING


06-008-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 8792, TO EXPAND THE USES WITHIN THE SKYWAY OVER LAKE AVENUE IN THE CITY OF DULUTH (WELCH BUILDING LLC). -- 1st READING


06-009-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 23 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-B, ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO C-2, HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF TRINITY ROAD AND ANDERSON ROAD (SCOTT AND SUSAN HANSEN). -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-007-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 21 OF THE CITY CODE; AMENDING SECTION 21-5 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, TO UPDATE A REFERENCE TO THE STATE FIRE CODE AND REPEALING SECTIONS 21-24 AND 21-34 THEREOF. -- 1st READING

 

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