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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, March 12, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT: Gilbert, Reinert

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-0177R - RESOLUTION TO CHANGE POLICY AND TO TERMINATE CONTRACT WITH SECRET SERVICE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. (TABLED 2/26) -- PASSED 6-1-2 (Stover)


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 2/26) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


07-0098R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ACCLAIM BENEFITS, INC., RELATING TO THE CITY’S DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN. (TABLED 2/26) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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. (RETABLED 2/26) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


07-0157R - RESOLUTION DENYING A REZONING PETITION FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ON NORTH SIDE OF ARROWHEAD ROAD WEST OF RICE LAKE ROAD. (TABLED 2/26) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


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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)


07-0179R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATION TO SETTLE CERTAIN CLAIMS AND CONTRACT DISPUTES. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0138R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE AND APPROVING ISSUANCE OF AN ON SALE WINE LICENSE TO ROSE GARDEN ENTERPRISES, LLC (VALENTINI’S VICINO LAGO), 1400 LONDON ROAD. -- PASSED


07-0204R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO LESTER PARK HOCKEY ASSOCIATION AND IRVING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION. -- PASSED


07-0205R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)

 

07-0183R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF PHILIP MONSON TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, REPLACING WALLACE PFISTER. -- PASSED


07-0184R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF LISA KANE TO THE DULUTH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, REPLACING KERRY GAUTHIER. -- PASSED

 

07-0208R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN RESOURCE BENEFITS TECHNICIAN AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0186R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR APPROXIMATELY 48,500 HOT CATERED MEALS FOR THE DULUTH SENIOR DINING PROJECT FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $172,851. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT STOVER                   (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


07-0203R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT WITH THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REPRESENTATIVE. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0190R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH NEENAH FOUNDRY COMPANY FOR REPLACEMENT CASTINGS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007, FOR $30,452. -- PASSED


07-0193R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH DEMOLITION LANDFILL SERVICES, LLC, FOR THE DISPOSAL OF EXCAVATION AND LANDFILL DEBRIS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007, FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $19,800. -- PASSED

 

07-0194R - RESOLUTION SUPERCEDING RESOLUTION 07-0101 AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH INTER-CITY OIL COMPANY, INC., FOR BOTH BULK AND STATION FUELS AND DELIVERY SERVICE AS NEEDED FOR YEAR 2007, NOT TO EXCEED $1,120,000. -- PASSED

07-0196R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO INCREASE THE PURCHASE ORDER TO SERVICE ELECTRIC, INC., FOR LABOR AND MATERIALS PROVIDED AS PART OF THE LAKEWOOD SWITCHGEAR PROJECT BY $51,685, FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $65,637.


07-0197R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH LHB, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR SURVEY AND FIELD DATA COLLECTION FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0198R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH KRECH OJARD & ASSOCIATES TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR SURVEY AND FIELD DATA COLLECTION FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0199R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH SEH, INC. TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR SURVEY AND FIELD DATA COLLECTION FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0200R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH SALO ENGINEERING TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR SURVEY AND FIELD DATA COLLECTION FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0201R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AYRES ASSOCIATES TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR SURVEY AND FIELD DATA COLLECTION FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0202R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH RLK KUUSISTO LTD. TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR SURVEY AND FIELD DATA COLLECTION FOR 2007 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $15,000. -- PASSED

 

07-0210R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT FROM D. JOSEPH PROPERTIES, INC., RELATED TO PROPERTY SOUTHEAST OF HAINES AND MORRIS THOMAS ROADS. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


07-0189R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND, IF APPROVED, THE ACCEPTANCE OF HAZMAT REGIONAL RESPONSE TEAM CONTRACTS WITH MINNESOTA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE MANAGEMENT DIVISION FOR CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT TEAM AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM PURPOSES IN THE AMOUNT OF $165,000. -- PASSED


07-0192R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CUSHMAN MOTOR COMPANY, INC., FOR ONE 2007 WESTWARD INDUSTRIES INTERCEPTOR III PATROL VEHICLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $23,215. -- PASSED


07-0206R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH RAE SYSTEMS, INC., FOR A RAE RDK (RAPID DEPLOYMENT KIT) SYSTEM PACKAGE, FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $35,100. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

07-0195R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF FINE MONEY GENERATED BY PARKING VIOLATIONS AT THE DULUTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0182R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JOHN W. HAMMACK AND MATTHEW L. MUNGER TO THE ALCOHOL, GAMBLING AND TOBACCO COMMISSION, REPLACING ROBERT HENDRICKSON AND ARNOLD C. JOHNSON. -- PASSED 6-1-2 (Krause)

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                  (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

07-0213R - RESOLUTION DECLARING POLICY AND PLAN FOR RETIREE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM REFORM. -- TABLED

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES 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


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


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 2/26) -- FAILED 3-4-2 (Little, Stauber, Stewart)


The following entitled ordinance was read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT STOVER                   (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


07-018-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING DULUTH CITY CHARTER, SECTION 21, PERTAINING TO CITY EMPLOYEES RUNNING FOR OFFICE. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second 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. -- PASSED 4-3-2 (Little, Stauber, Stewart)

 

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 HEALTH CARE BENEFITS. -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA BY STEWART

 

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. -- PASSED 6-1-2 (Stewart)


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. -- AMENDED & TABLED


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. -- TABLED


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. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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Councilor Stewart left his seat.

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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. -- PASSED 5-1-3 (Krause)

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Councilor Stewart returned to his seat.

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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. -- TABLED


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-007-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 102 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON ALCOHOL SALES. -- TABLED FOR LACK OF 9 COUNCILORS PRESENT (Charter amendments must be approved on a 9/9 vote)


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. -- TABLED FOR LACK OF 9 COUNCILORS PRESENT (Charter amendments must be approved on a 9/9 vote)


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