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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, February 26, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0136R - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING $2,000,000 FROM COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TRUST FUND TO OTHER POST EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FUND. (TABLED 2/12 FOR 2/26 COMMITTEE MEETING) -- REMOVED FROM TABLE FOR DISCUSSION AND RETABLED


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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS


The following entitled resolution was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0091R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE JOB OPPORTUNITY BUILDING ZONE (JOBZ) BUSINESS SUBSIDY AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN ENGINEERING TESTING, INC., CORRECTING THE OMISSION OF A PROPERTY TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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CONSENT AGENDA

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-0161R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SIP 2006 FOR CODY SOUTHWEST. -- PASSED

 

07-0163R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SIP 2006 FOR LAKESIDE CENTRAL WEST. -- PASSED


07-0164R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SIP 2006 FOR NORTON PARK. -- PASSED


07-0165R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SIP 2006 FOR VERNON STREET. -- PASSED


07-0166R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SIP 2006 FOR THIRD STREET FROM 19-1/2 TO 21ST AVENUES WEST. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

07-0103R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR, INC., FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND RELATED PRODUCTS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007, NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGET ALLOCATION OF $80,000. -- PASSED


07-0104R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND RELATED PRODUCTS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007, NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGET ALLOCATION OF $50,000. -- PASSED


07-0105R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH SOFTWARE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL (SHI) FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCTS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007, NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGET ALLOCATION OF $50,000. -- PASSED


07-0133R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT #19937 WITH STANIUS JOHNSON ARCHITECTS FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITY CENTER WEST, POLICE EXPANSION AND RENOVATION OF THE BRANCH AND MAIN LIBRARY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $52,910. -- PASSED


07-0137R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND SUNDAY LICENSE AND APPLICATION FOR A LATE ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE AND A 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE FROM SCANLON RIVER INN, INC. (PIONEER BAR), 323 WEST FIRST STREET, TO PIONEER INVESTMENTS OF DULUTH, LLC. (JIM’S PIONEER BAR), SAME ADDRESS. -- PASSED

 

07-0139R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO MARSHALL SCHOOL, 1215 RICE LAKE ROAD. -- PASSED

 

07-0175R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF MINNESOTA. -- PASSED


07-0176R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0135R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PURCHASING AGENT. -- PASSED


07-0141R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF NANCY KASTELIC TO THE BUILDING APPEAL BOARD. -- PASSED


07-0142R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ADMINISTRATOR, LAND USE REGULATIONS, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


07-0143R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF SENIOR PLANNER. -- PASSED


07-0144R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PLANNER I. -- PASSED


07-0145R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PLANNER II. -- PASSED


07-0146R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF CAROLE NEWKUMET AND THE APPOINTMENTS OF NICHOLAS K. LANSING AND KAREN ERICKSON, REPLACING JEREMY M. DOWNS AND JENNIFER WUTZ, TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION. -- PASSED


07-0149R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF JESSICA L. DURBIN, WILLIAM FLANNAGAN, BRIDGET RIVERSMITH AND GLENN A. TRIDGELL TO THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

07-0152R - RESOLUTION VACATING A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT WITHIN PART OF HELM STREET EAST OF 32ND AVENUE WEST (CMA MANAGEMENT, LLC). -- PASSED

 

07-0153R - RESOLUTION VACATING THE NORTHERLY 13 FEET AND SOUTHERLY 33 FEET OF LAKEVIEW AVENUE EASTERLY OF HAWTHORNE ROAD (STUBENVOLL). -- PASSED


07-0154R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A PUBLIC DRAINAGE AND UTILITY EASEMENT ON CERTAIN PARCELS ADJACENT TO HELM STREET EAST OF 32ND AVENUE WEST, BLOCKS 3 AND 4, MARINE DIVISION. -- PASSED

 

07-0158R - RESOLUTION VACATING THAT PART OF EAST AUSTIN STREET, 13 FEET WIDE BY 110 FEET LONG, ADJACENT TO THE WOODLAND LIQUOR STORE, RETAINING A UTILITY EASEMENT OVER THE EASTERLY 12 FEET (WALT PETERSON). -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0127R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN ENGINEERING AND TESTING TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL FIELD AND LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0128R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH GOLDER ASSOCIATES, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL FIELD AND LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $10,000. -- PASSED


07-0129R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH EPC ENGINEERING AND TESTING TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL FIELD AND LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $10,000. -- PASSED

 

07-0150R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH POMP’S TIRE SERVICE FOR VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT TIRES AND REPAIRS AS NEEDED DURING 2007 AT AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $30,000. -- PASSED


07-0156R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PARKING METER REPLACEMENT PARTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $33,002.32. -- PASSED


07-0160R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH BFI-LAKE AREA LANDFILL FOR THE DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DURING YEAR 2007 IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0167R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ST. JOSEPH’S EQUIPMENT, INC., FOR A TRACTOR LOADER BACKHOE IN THE AMOUNT OF $98,680.77. -- PASSED


07-0168R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ST. JOSEPH’S EQUIPMENT, INC., FOR A SKID STEER LOADER IN THE AMOUNT OF $35,233.40. -- PASSED


07-0169R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ST. JOSEPH’S EQUIPMENT, INC., FOR A LARGE WHEEL LOADER IN THE AMOUNT OF $131,101. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0132R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A ONE STALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING ZONE AT 5730 WEST EIGHTH STREET. -- PASSED


07-0148R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH RELATING TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE AND TRAINING. -- PASSED

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0162R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SIP 2006 FOR DULUTH HEIGHTS-MAPLE GROVE. -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

 

07-0177R - RESOLUTION TO CHANGE POLICY AND TO TERMINATE CONTRACT WITH SECRET SERVICE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. -- TABLED FOR 3/5 COMMITTEE MEETING

 

BY COUNCILORS STEWART AND JOHNSON

 

07-0181R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING ALL OF OUR TROOPS, ESPECIALLY THOSE SERVING IN COMBAT ROLES AROUND THE WORLD, AND URGING THE PRESIDENT TO CONTINUE PLANNING A STRATEGIC END TO OCCUPATION OF IRAQ. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 6-2-1 (Nays: Krause, Little; Abstention: Reinert)

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

07-0097R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS, INC., RELATING TO THE CITY’S DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN. -- TABLED


07-0098R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ACCLAIM BENEFITS, INC., RELATING TO THE CITY’S DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN. -- TABLED

 

07-0155R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH LEEF SERVICES FOR LAUNDRY SERVICES AND RENTAL OF MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007 FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $50,000. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Gilbert abstained)

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)

 

07-0042R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS FOR THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REPRESENTATIVE FOR YEARS 2007, 2008 AND 2009. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

07-0180R - RESOLUTION REGARDING UNDESIGNATED GIFTS TO THE CITY. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

07-0147R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 06-0714 INCREASING BY UP TO $56,250 THE AMOUNT AUTHORIZED TO BE ACCEPTED FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR CONSTRUCTION EXPENSES RELATED TO THE MARINE IRON PORTION OF THE BAYWALK. -- PASSED 6-3 (Krause, Little, Reinert)

 

07-0157R - RESOLUTION DENYING A REZONING PETITION FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ON NORTH SIDE OF ARROWHEAD ROAD WEST OF RICE LAKE ROAD. -- TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION WITH ORDINANCE 07-012-O ON 3/12)

 

07-0159R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO ROBERT BISSELL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FIVE TWO-UNIT DWELLINGS AND GARAGES ALONG A COMMON PRIVATE ROADWAY ON 16 ACRES AT 8411 CONGDON BOULEVARD. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY PRESIDENT STOVER                   (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

07-0123R - RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 21 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER. -- PASSED 7-2 (Krause, Reinert)

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0048R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO ULLAND BROTHERS, INC., FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AIRPORT ROAD FROM THE DULUTH CITY LIMITS TO 2,226 FEET EASTERLY ON ITS LOW SPECIFICATION BID OF $492,100. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Gilbert abstained)

 

07-0095R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH TWIN PORTS TESTING, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL FIELD AND LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Gilbert abstained)

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0178R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIAL TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CAR TRUCK CITY FOR THE PURCHASE OF NINE CHEVROLET IMPALAS, TO BE USED AS UNMARKED POLICE CARS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $141,307.65. -- PASSED 8-1 (Gilbert abstained)

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

07-0174R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 06-0773 TO MODIFY TIME REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HERITAGE SPORTS CENTER PROJECT. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-058-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 44-1, 44-2, 44-5, 44-11, 44-14, 44-33 AND 44-34 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING LIGHTED SIGNS. (TABLED 12/4 AND REFERRED TO PLANNING COMMISSION) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-015-O - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BUDGET OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE YEAR 2006 INCREASING THE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING MONIES FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH INCREASE. -- 1st READING

 

07-017-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE XXXII OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED (HOUSING INVESTMENT FUND), AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 05-0269 AND FUNDING RETIREE HEALTHCARE BENEFITS. -- 1st READING

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-009-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, SECTIONS 5-17, 5-19 AND 5-21, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING THE LOCATION AND OPERATION OF ADULT BOOKSTORES AND ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS. -- 1st READING


07-014-O - AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES §462.355, SUBD. 4, TO PRESERVE THE STATUS QUO PENDING THE COMPLETION AND REPORT OF A STUDY AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE STUDY INCLUDING AMENDING THE CITY’S ZONING ORDINANCE AND SIGN ORDINANCE REGULATING ADVERTISING SIGNS AND BUSINESS SIGNS AS THEY MAY PERTAIN TO SIGNS WITH DIGITAL OR ELECTRONIC PANELS. -- 1st READING

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)

 

07-016-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 10A-20 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO EXPENDITURE OF PROFITS FROM CHARITABLE GAMBLING. -- 1st READING

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-010-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT FOR THE SEAWAY HOTEL TO CONSTRUCT A FIRE ESCAPE IN THE ALLEY AT 2001 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- 1st READING


07-011-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO WATERFRONT PLAZA BUILDING AT 325 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH TO CONSTRUCT SEVEN BALCONIES OVER THE SIDEWALK. -- 1st READING


07-012-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 33, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-A TO C-5 PROPERTY LOCATED ON ARROWHEAD ROAD WEST OF RICE LAKE ROAD. -- 1st READING

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                  (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

07-007-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 102 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON ALCOHOL SALES. -- 1st READING

 

BY PRESIDENT STOVER                   (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


07-008-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 69 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER RELATING TO PENALTIES AND INTEREST ON TAX FORFEIT PROPERTY. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-006-O (9819) - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 31, 33, 34, 54(A) AND 55 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER, ALL INVOLVING THE CITY PURCHASING FUNCTION. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILORS STAUBER AND STEWART


07-004-O - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BUDGET OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE YEAR 2007 BY APPROPRIATING MONIES FOR THE PAYMENT OF OPEB COSTS - NO INCREASE IN TOTAL EXPENDITURES. -- TABLED

 

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