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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, April 9, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT: Krause, Little, Reinert

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - February 12, 22 and 26, 2007. -- APPROVED

 

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0213R - RESOLUTION DECLARING POLICY AND PLAN FOR RETIREE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM REFORM. (TABLED 3/12) (REPLACEMENT) -- 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)


07-0233R - RESOLUTION REALLOCATING $120,000 OF THE TOURISM TAX FUND BALANCE AND $100,000 OF THE GENERAL FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET. -- PASSED


07-0259R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF RAZING AT 2-4 PIEDMONT AVENUE. -- PASSED


07-0260R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE RAZING OF 1601 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


07-0278R - RESOLUTION APPROVING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND DULUTH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN AMOUNT OF $25,000. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0269R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA, 1200 KENWOOD AVENUE. -- PASSED


07-0270R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE AND 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE FROM LEGACY RESTAURANTS, INC. (21 NORTH), 402 WEST FIRST STREET, TO LEGACY RESTAURANTS, INC. (DULUTH ATHLETIC CLUB), 21 NORTH FOURTH AVENUE WEST. -- PASSED


07-0271R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF AN ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE AND 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE TO THE DULUTH GRAND, LLC (SHERATON DULUTH HOTEL), 301-311 EAST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


07-0272R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE, DANCING LICENSE AND 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE FROM MINNESOTA NIGHTS, INC. (THE TAP ROOM), 600 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, TO MINNESOTA NIGHTS, INC. (THE TAP ROOM), 402 WEST FIRST STREET. -- PASSED


07-0273R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR MARSHALL SCHOOL. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0257R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENTS OF JEFF ANDERSON, KAY ROSS AND BRIAN GRAFF TO THE DULUTH LEGACY ENDOWMENT FUND PROJECT GROUP, REPLACING KEN HOGG, ALTHEA McBURROWS AND PETER SNEVE. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0266R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INCREASE OF $3,070 IN THE 2007 HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM. -- PASSED


07-0267R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A DECREASE OF $4,572 IN THE 2007 HUD HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME) PROGRAM. -- PASSED


07-0268R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE OF $1,013 IN THE 2007 HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP). -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0246R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH DULUTH SUPERIOR ERECTION, INC., FOR 2007 CITYWIDE PATCH AND SIDEWALK IN THE AMOUNT OF $390,000. -- PASSED


07-0247R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINAL LAYOUT AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PORTION OF COUNTY STATE-AID HIGHWAY NO. 1 (CIRRUS DRIVE) WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH. -- PASSED


07-0250R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDED GUIDELINES FOR THE I&I PROGRAM. -- PASSED


07-0251R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MILITARY CONSTRUCTION COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU IN THE AMOUNT OF $154,030 RELATED TO THE RECONDITIONING OF PART OF AIRPORT ROAD. -- PASSED


07-0253R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0817 AND AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO INCREASE CONTRACT NO. 20113 WITH APEX MECHANICAL PLUMBING, HEATING AND UTILITIES, BY $26,295.94, FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $61,252.94. -- PASSED


07-0255R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ASSOCIATION (MMUA)FOR THE GAS CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM AT AN AMOUNT OF $10,600. -- PASSED


07-0256R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ELK RIVER FORD SALES FOR TWO 2007 DODGE DURANGO VEHICLES IN THE AMOUNT OF $43,172. -- PASSED

 

07-0263R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH STOUT MECHANICAL, INC., FOR EMERGENCY STEAM LINE REPAIRS AS NEEDED DURING 2007, AT AN ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $80,000. -- PASSED

 

07-0264R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MONROE TRUCK EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS AND LABOR TO OUTFIT TWO STERLING CAB AND CHASSIS FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $62,382.38. -- PASSED


07-0265R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH GOODIN COMPANY FOR FIRE HYDRANTS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007 FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $27,158.57. -- PASSED


07-0280R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH UNIQUE PAVING MATERIALS CORPORATION FOR APPROXIMATELY 300 TONS OF COLD MIX AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $25,560. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


07-0252R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CONTRACT NO. 19878 WITH MN DPS HOMELAND SECURITIES DIVISION EXTENDING THE TERM. -- PASSED


07-0258R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH INNOVATIVE HOME THEATER CONCEPTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF MULTI-MEDIA CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR CITY CENTER WEST POLICE STATION EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $32,989.73. -- PASSED


07-0274R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A ONE STALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING ZONE AT 2701 WEST FIRST STREET. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0172R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY DECLARATION RELATED TO MOUNTAIN VILLAS CONDOMINIUMS. -- PASSED


07-0249R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD FOR THE FURNISHING OF HOME-DELIVERED MEALS FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 2007, TO DECEMBER 31, 2007, AT THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE OF $2.15 PER ELIGIBLE NON-WAIVER MEAL AND $6.08 PER ELIGIBLE WAIVER MEAL. -- PASSED


07-0254R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE MAINTENANCE ON THE LIBRARY’S POLARIS INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,846.93. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0279R - RESOLUTION ALLOCATING $100,000 FROM THE TOURISM TAX FUND BALANCE TO THE GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM, ELIMINATING PAST AND FUTURE INTEREST CHARGES ON UTILITY PAYMENTS AND ON A LOAN. -- PASSED 5-1-3 (Gilbert)

 

07-0281R - RESOLUTION APPROVING LAWS OF MINNESOTA 2007, CHAPTER 14, AS REQUIRED BY MSA SECTION 645.021, SUBD.3. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

07-0283R - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING FUNDS FOR USE IN RETIREE HEALTH CARE. -- TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

07-0275R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING TAF POLICY GUIDELINES. -- PASSED 5-1-3 (Stewart)


07-0277R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT FINANCING (TAF) FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE CITY AND APPROVING A TAF AGREEMENT WITH DEDA. -- PASSED 5-1-3 (Stewart)


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0261R - RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE COUNCIL’S SUPPORT OF THE APPLICATION FOR A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WIRED GRANT FOR DULUTH AND NORTHEAST MINNESOTA. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0244R - RESOLUTION ASSURING PUBLIC ACCESS TO AND USE OF LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE FROM 23RD AVENUE EAST TO NEAR 25TH AVENUE EAST. (REPLACEMENT) -- TABLED FOR COMMITTEE MEETING

 

07-0262R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT KNOWN AS THE 2008 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 61(b) OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $2,775,300. -- TABLED (NEEDS A 7/9ths VOTE TO PASS)

 

BY COUNCILORS JOHNSON AND GILBERT


07-0276R - RESOLUTION HONORING CITY OF DULUTH LIBRARY EMPLOYEES. -- 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 KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-020-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 8-68 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO AREA RESTRICTIONS ON LIQUOR SALES. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-013-O - AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE ALFRED AND JANE MCCORDIC RESIDENCE (IMMIGRANT HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST), AT 2104 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, AS A DULUTH HERITAGE PRESERVATION LANDMARK. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-021-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 6-11, 6-12 AND 6-13 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO USE OF FEES FOR ANIMAL REGISTRATION AND LICENSING. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinance was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-019-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO A&L PROPERTIES A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A RETAINING WALL, PARKING SPACES AND STAIRWAY, FOR PRIVATE USE, IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF 22ND AVENUE EAST. (AS AMENDED) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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