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ACTIONS

DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, September 11, 2006

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-0613R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE CUSTOMER CHARGE AND USER CHARGES FOR THE CITY’S WASTEWATER FACILITIES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2006; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES. (TABLED 8/28 FOR 9/11 COMMITTEE MEETING) -- PASSED 6-3 (Krause, Little, Stauber)


06-0614R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING WATER RATES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2006; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES. (TABLED 8/28 FOR 9/11 COMMITTEE MEETING) -- PASSED 6-3 (Krause, Little, Stauber)


06-0616R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A STORMWATER UTILITY USER CHARGE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2006; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH USER CHARGE. (TABLED 8/28 FOR 9/11 COMMITTEE MEETING) -- PASSED 6-3 (Krause, Little, Stauber)


06-0617R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING REVISED NATURAL GAS RATES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2006, AND RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES. (TABLED 8/28 FOR 9/11 COMMITTEE MEETING) -- PASSED 6-3 (Krause, Little, Stauber)


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0564R - RESOLUTION TO REMOVE THE ONE-WAY DESIGNATION FROM EAST FIRST STREET BETWEEN 12TH AND 24TH AVENUES EAST. (TABLED 8/14 FOR RESIDENT INPUT) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


06-0565R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON VARIOUS STREETS. (TABLED 8/14 FOR RESIDENT INPUT) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


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UNFINISHED BUSINESS


The following entitled resolution was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-0606R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A JOB OPPORTUNITY BUILDING ZONE (JOBZ) BUSINESS SUBSIDY AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN ENGINEERING TESTING, INC. -- PASSED 8-1 (Stewart)

 

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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)


06-0624R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLLS LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTIONS OF TRINITY ROAD SEWER ENTENSIONS. -- PASSED


06-0626R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AT WHICH THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL WILL ADOPT ITS FINAL BUDGET AND TAX LEVY FOR 2007. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-0638R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 06-0176 TO INCREASE THE CONTRACT WITH INTER-CITY OIL COMPANY, INC., FOR FURNISHING AND DELIVERING FUEL AS NEEDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2006, AT AN ESTIMATED INCREASE OF $30,000, FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $80,000. -- PASSED


06-0646R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE TO S&D ENTERPRISES, INC. (GOPHER RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE), AND T-BONZ ENTERPRIZES, INC. (T-BONZ BAR). -- PASSED


06-0647R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO LAKESIDE/LESTER PARK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (LESTER RIVER FESTIVAL), LESTER PARK. -- PASSED


06-0648R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF FOND DU LAC MANAGEMENT, INC. (FOND DU LUTH CASINO). (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


06-0649R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR BREWING COMPANY (LAKE SUPERIOR BREWING COMPANY), 2711 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


06-0652R
- RESOLUTION SETTING FORTH SUGGESTED CRITERIA FOR THE ISSUANCE BY THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL OF AVAILABLE BUT PRESENTLY UNISSUED ON-SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSES. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-0633R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT OF $625 FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE 2006 ANNUAL STATEWIDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE. -- PASSED


06-0639R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA FOR A MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF UP TO $500,000 (NORTHSTAR MACHINE AND TOOL COMPANY, INC.DBA NORTHSTAR AEROSPACE). -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


06-0618R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO AMEND A CONTRACT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO PROVIDE FOOD SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES FROM OCTOBER 1, 2005, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2006, AT A TOTAL COST NOT TO EXCEED $46,359; AND TO EXTEND THE SUPPORT SERVICES GRANT FROM JULY 1, 2006, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2007, WITH A MAXIMUM ALLOCATION OF $1,430.50. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                 (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

06-0642R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF LOAN AGREEMENTS TO FUND A REVOLVING MAINTENANCE FUND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-0619R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF PERMANENT ROADWAY EASEMENT FROM CANAL PARK LODGE LLC FOR LAKE PLACE DRIVE. -- PASSED


06-0634R - RESOLUTION ALIENATING CERTAIN CITY OWNED PROPERTY IN THE VICINITY OF MESABA AVENUE AND CENTRAL ENTRANCE AND MAKING SAID PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC SALE BY THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY LAND DEPARTMENT. -- PASSED


06-0635R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC., FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF AN 18 INCH STORM SEWER LINE AT CHESTER PARK BELOW SKYLINE PARKWAY IN THE AMOUNT OF $77,700. -- PASSED


06-0636R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO KGM CONTRACTORS, INC., FOR COMPLETING THE SECOND PHASE OF REMEDIAL ACTION AT THE FORMER CITY OF DULUTH DUMPSITE #1 LOCATED AT 4206 RICE LAKE ROAD IN THE AMOUNT OF $273,071. -- PASSED


06-0637R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO ADVANCED ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT A COST OF SERVICE STUDY AND RATE DESIGN FOR THE CITY’S WATER UTILITY IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $24,888. -- PASSED


06-0641R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS WITH JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. AND DULUTH STEAM COOPERATIVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO DULUTH STEAM PLANT AND TRANSFER OF CARBON OFFSETS, NET $3,198,360. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0625R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 2 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


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


06-0643R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH ADVENTURE DULUTH, LLC, PROVIDING FOR A PERMIT FOR A RACING EVENT AT VARIOUS PARK AND RECREATION VENUES IN THE CITY OF DULUTH. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

06-0627R - RESOLUTION SETTING A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2007. -- AMENDED & PASSED 8-1 (Stauber)


06-0628R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2007. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Little & Stauber)


06-0629R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR FUNDING OTHER POST EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS (OPEB) FOR THE YEAR 2007. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-1-1 (Nay: Little; Abstention: Krause)


06-0630R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2007. -- AMENDED & PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


06-0631R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2007. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


06-0632R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2007. -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-0645R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE CHARTER COMMISSION TO RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 23, 31, 33, 34, 54 AND 55 OF THE CHARTER TO IMPROVE THE CITY PURCHASING FUNCTION. -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

 

06-0650R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE, AND 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE FROM DARREL FREDRICKSON (HORSESHOE BILLIARDS), 2415 WEST SUPERIOR STREET TO LUCKY BREAK, INC. (HORSESHOE BILLIARDS), SAME ADDRESS. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

 

06-0654R - RESOLUTION DENYING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE, AND 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE FROM DARREL FREDRICKSON (HORSESHOE BILLIARDS), 2415 WEST SUPERIOR STREET TO LUCKY BREAK, INC. (HORSESHOE BILLIARDS), SAME ADDRESS. -- FAILED 1-8 (Krause)

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-0657R - RESOLUTION DEDICATING REVENUES. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

06-0656R - RESOLUTION DECLARING POLICY FOR ACTIONS TO FUND POST-RETIREMENT BENEFITS. -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

 

BY PRESIDENT REINERT                 (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

06-0644R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA TO FORGIVE A PARTIAL AMOUNT OF A REHABILITATION LOAN MADE UNDER A PROPERTY REHABILITATION PROGRAM. -- PASSED 5-2-2 (Nays: Krause, Stewart; Abstentions: Gilbert, Reinert)

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0623R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A DONATION FROM SMDC OF NINE AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Reinert)

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


06-033-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION STEAM UTILITY REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,525,000 FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-032-O - AN ORDINANCE REGULATING SMOKING NEAR MEDICAL FACILITIES; AMENDING DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 28-72. (REPLACEMENT) -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


06-034-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 47, ARTICLE III OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, REGULATING TAXI CABS. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER AND PRESIDENT REINERT

 

06-031-O - AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE SALE OF CITY PARK LAND AND THE USE OF PROCEEDS OF SUCH SALE; ADDING A NEW SECTION 2-179 TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-028-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NOS. 26 AND 27 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM I-T, INDUSTRIAL-TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT, TO C-5, PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF HAINES ROAD AND ARROWHEAD ROAD (HOLAPPA/NORTHERN CITY BAPTIST CHURCH). -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-029-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING GRANTING OF STORMWATER UTILITY EASEMENTS OVER CITY-OWNED PROPERTY AT DIAP. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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