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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - April 9, 16 and 23, 2007. -- APPROVED

 

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RESOLUTION FOR RECONSIDERATION


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


07-0364R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF MAINTENANCE WORKER HELPER AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED 6-3 (Gilbert, Johnson, Krause)

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0348R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING DULUTH SUPERIOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUNG ADULTS TASK FORCE.  (TABLED 5/14) -- AMENDED & PASSED 8-1 (Little)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0342R - RESOLUTION AMENDING CONTRACT FOR HERITAGE SPORTS CENTER PROJECT (AFFECTS RESOLUTION 06-0773).  (TABLED 5/14) -- REMAINED ON TABLE

 

07-0353R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DEED GRANTS IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $2,857,438 FOR THE DULUTH HERITAGE SPORTS CENTER, AUTHORIZING GRANT AGREEMENTS AND COMMITTING LOCAL MATCH.  (TABLED 5/14) -- 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)


07-0356R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED FOR REASSESSMENT OF CANCELED DEMOLITION ASSESSMENT. -- PASSED

 

07-0373R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY ASSESSABLE PORTION OF DEMOLITION ASSESSMENTS. -- PASSED

 

07-0394R - RESOLUTION FORGIVING INTEREST CHARGES INCURRED BY DECC FOR 2005-2006 NATURAL GAS HEATING SEASON. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

07-0382R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE OFF SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF RED CARPET BOTTLE HOUSE, INC. (SHANTY BOTTLE SHOP), 1231 EAST FOURTH STREET. -- PASSED

 

07-0383R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF GEORGE’S LIQUOR, INC. (GEORGE’S LIQUOR), 1340 WEST ARROWHEAD ROAD. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0365R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF CAROLYN SUNDQUIST TO THE HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION. -- PASSED

 

07-0366R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF TIMOTHY L. MEYER AND JOAN J. MORRISON, AND THE APPOINTMENT OF GERALD W. JOHNSON, REPLACING LYNN M. NEPHEW, TO THE TECHNICAL DESIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE DWMX-D. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0362R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A C-3 PLAN AMENDMENT TO HRTV LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SIGNAGE FOR CARIBOU COFFEE AT MOUNT ROYAL FINE FOODS DEVELOPMENT AT 1600 WOODLAND AVENUE. -- PASSED

 

07-0388R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE AND ALLONGE TO PROMISSORY NOTE, ACCEPTING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $212,000 FROM THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, (HRA) AND AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT, NOTE AND MORTGAGE MODIFICATION AGREEMENT ALL RELATED TO THE VILLAGE PLACE HOUSING PROJECT. -- PASSED

 

07-0392R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO WITHHOLD FROM SALE CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS (ANNUAL LIST, FN 07053). -- PASSED

 

BY PRESIDENT STOVER                   (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


07-0371R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JOINT PROPERTY TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE DURING 2007 AND PAYING FOR ITS SHARE OF A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT AT A COST TO THE CITY OF $11,500. -- PASSED

 

07-0395R - RESOLUTION APPROVING APPOINTMENT OF DAVID OUSE TO POSITION OF LIBRARY DIRECT0R ON INTERIM BASIS. -- PASSED

 

07-0396R - RESOLUTION APPROVING APPOINTMENT OF JAMES BENNING TO POSITION OF DIRECT0R OF PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES ON INTERIM BASIS. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0357R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH JMF CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR THE 2007 SANITARY AND STORM MANHOLE ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $66,991. -- PASSED


07-0358R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FOURTH AMENDMENT TO CITY CONTRACT NO. 19227 RELATED TO THE DULUTH STREAMS PROJECT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA NRRI, EXTENDING THE TERM AND INCREASING THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY $20,000. -- PASSED


07-0367R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH BARR ENGINEERING COMPANY FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN DEVELOPING AND MARKETING A BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM WITH THE REGIONAL STORMWATER PROTECTION TEAM (RSPT) FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $15,000. -- PASSED


07-0374R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF ROBERT AND JUDITH LARSEN IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,501.03. -- PASSED


07-0375R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF DOYLE COSSIN IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,222.43. -- PASSED


07-0378R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO CHAMPION COATINGS, INC., FOR CLEANING, REPAIRING AND PAINTING OF THE 400,000 GALLON SINGLE PEDESTAL SHEROID PROCTOR TOWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $328,000. -- PASSED


07-0380R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA POWER FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REGARDING ACQUISITIONS, TRANSPORTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL GAS SUPPLIES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $63,600. -- PASSED


07-0385R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH COONS AGGREGATE SUPPLY, DIVISION OF WISSOTA SAND AND GRAVEL COMPANY, FOR APPROXIMATELY 10,000 TONS OF WASHED SAND AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2007 FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF $101,228.25. -- PASSED


07-0387R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING A VARIANCE FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND INDEMNIFYING THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN CONNECTION WITH THE GRANTING OF A MINNESOTA STATE AID VARIANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE NO. 69679 ON LINCOLN PARK DRIVE OVER MILLER CREEK IN LINCOLN PARK. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                      (PUBLIC SAFETY)


07-0368R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH BEARCOM WIRELESS WORLDWIDE FOR 16 VEHICULAR MOTOROLA MODEMS AND CABLE FOR POLICE EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $32,820. -- PASSED


07-0369R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH PARADIGM SYSTEM SOLUTIONS, INC., FOR 16 PANASONIC LAPTOP COMPUTERS FOR POLICE EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $46,160. -- PASSED


07-0377R - RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR INSPECTION OF HOTELS. -- PASSED

 

07-0381R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH TO PROVIDE EVALUATIVE DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS SERVICES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,500. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0376R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE TONY HAWK FOUNDATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 AND TO EXECUTE THE GRANT AGREEMENT. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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At this time, Councilor Johnson left her seat.

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-0370R - RESOLUTION DIRECTING STEAM COOP TO ELIMINATE PAST AND FUTURE INTEREST CHARGES INCURRED BY GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM. -- PASSED 5-3-1 (Gilbert, Krause, Little)


07-0372R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF A $2,042,350 GENERAL OBLIGATION SEWER UTILITY REVENUE NOTE, SERIES 2007, AND PROVIDING FOR ITS PAYMENT. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


07-0384R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING FEE FOR BACKFLOW PREVENTION TESTING AND REGISTRATION FOR 2007. -- TABLED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0393R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH EPA AUDIO VISUAL, INC., FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE DESIGN OF AN AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEM TO BE SPECIFIED FOR THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER PROJECT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $12,000. -- PASSED 7-1-1 (Little)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0391R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING DULUTH WATER RATES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2007, AND RATES CHARGED FOR WATER FURNISHED TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OR STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INSTALLMENTS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER JULY 31, 2007; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES. -- TABLED

 

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At this time, Councilor Johnson returned to her seat.

 

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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. (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 12/4 AND REFERRED TO PLANNING COMMISSION) -- RETABLED

 

07-020-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 8-68 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO AREA RESTRICTIONS ON LIQUOR SALES. (TABLED 4/23 FOR ALCOHOL, GAMBLING AND TOBACCO COMMISSION REVIEW) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-030-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-123 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING THE USES IN AN INDUSTRIAL PARK DISTRICT. -- 1st READING


07-031-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 9828, ADDING A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-032-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY ON GARFIELD AVENUE TO NORTHERN TRENDS BUILDING AND DESIGN, INC., FOR $11,556.60. -- 1st READING


07-034-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE VI, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 48-174 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


07-033-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 10, ARTICLE VII, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 10-35 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- 1st READING


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At this time, Councilor Gilbert left his seat.

 

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The following entitled ordinance was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-028-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF $2,042,350 GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OR NOTE OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL SEWER UTILITY UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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