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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, July 9, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

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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)


07-0453R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SUPERIOR STREET ALLEY FROM 41ST AVENUE EAST TO 42ND AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED


07-0454R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF CONSTRUCTION OF SANITARY SEWER ON 22ND AVENUE WEST. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0465R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO COPASETIC SOFTBALL TEAM, WHEELER FIELD. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0458R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF AARON R. BRANSKY AND RICHARD W. TOWEY TO THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED


07-0462R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF PETER HANDBERG AND JAMIE A. KUMBERA-TUPPER TO THE PARKING COMMISSION. -- PASSED


07-0469R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF VIRGINIA T. KATZ TO THE LIBRARY BOARD. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

07-0456R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE FREE CONVEYANCE OF TAX FORFEITED LAND FOR PARKS AND RECREATION PURPOSES LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE FOND DU LAC COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER AT 131ST AVENUE WEST AND FIFTH STREET. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0467R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 709 FOR PURPOSE OF PURCHASING GOODS AND SERVICES ON CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTRACTS. -- PASSED


07-0472R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FORM OF AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR A BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT UNDER HIPAA. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0448R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR BITUMINOUS PAVING AND FENCING OF THE BIRCH AVENUE STORAGE FACILITY LOT IN THE AMOUNT OF $105,817.70. -- PASSED


07-0451R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF ONEIDA REALTY COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,656.06. -- PASSED


07-0460R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REIMBURSEMENT OF ONEIDA REALTY COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $32,818.33 FOR SKYWALK BRIDGE REPAIRS. -- PASSED


07-0463R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH LHB ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE REPAIRS TO THE MINNESOTA SLIP PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IN AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $34,802. -- PASSED


07-0474R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO B.J. CLEANERS, INC., FOR PAINTING OF 2,630 GAS METER PIPING SETS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DULUTH IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,128. -- PASSED


07-0478R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF STREET AMD UTILITY EASEMENTS FROM CLYDE INDUSTRIAL PARK, INC., RELATED TO DHSC. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


07-0455R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH ROBERT BRASEL FOR THE REVIEW AND UPDATE OF THE CITY OF DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL ORDERS AT AN ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT OF $42,500. -- PASSED


07-0464R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT AN ADDITIONAL GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $67,500 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR DRUG AND GANG TASK FORCE IN 2007. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0473R - RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL’S ARROWHEAD RE-ROUTE. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0477R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY IN FULL THE EXPENSE OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DURING THE PERIOD OF MARCH 1, 2006, TO JUNE 1, 2007, FOR WHICH THE LICENSED COLLECTOR HAS NOT BEEN REIMBURSED AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 24 OF THE CODE. -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA PER ADMINISTRATION'S REQUEST

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0379R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH CLEARSCRIPT, A DIVISION OF FAIRVIEW PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC, TO PROVIDE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER SERVICES TO THE CITY GROUP HEALTH PLAN EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2007, AT AN ESTIMATED COST TO THE CITY OF $60,000. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Krause abstained)

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

07-0436R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2006 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AGREEMENT WITH NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF DULUTH (NHS) EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT FOR SIX MONTHS. -- PASSED 7-2 (Krause, Stewart)

 

07-0461R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE FY 2008 FUNDING STRATEGIES FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. -- PASSED 7-2 (Stauber, Stewart)

 

07-0470R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE ACTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENYING THE APPLICATION OF KARL TARNOWSKI TO FILL 2,640 SQUARE FEET OF WETLANDS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2015 NORTON ROAD. -- FAILED 0-8-1 (Krause Abstained)

 

07-0471R - RESOLUTION REVERSING AND APPROVING THE ACTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENYING THE APPLICATION OF KARL TARNOWSKI TO FILL 2,640 SQUARE FEET OF WETLANDS ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2015 NORTON ROAD AND GRANTING SAID VARIANCE. -- AMENDED & PASSED 8-0-1 (Krause Abstained)


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0476R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A TWO ACRE SITE FOR REGARDING A PROPOSED LIVING WATER GARDEN. -- AMENDED & FAILED 4-5 (Krause, Stauber, Stewart, Stover)

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0466R - RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 7, 2007. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-041-O - AN ORDINANCE REGULATING RUBBISH AND TALL GRASS, AMENDING SECTIONS 24-6 AND 24-37 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-042-O - AN ORDINANCE ALIENATING CERTAIN PROPERTY IN WEST DULUTH AND AUTHORIZING SALE OF SAME TO LEONARD A. AND AVIS R. GRECINGER FOR $4,584.40. (AMENDMENTS) -- 1st READING/AMENDED


07-043-O - AN ORDINANCE ALIENATING CERTAIN PROPERTY IN WEST DULUTH AND AUTHORIZING SALE OF SAME TO WESLEY C. BRADFORD FOR $1,931.10. (AMENDMENTS) -- 1st READING/AMENDED

 

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At this time, Councilor Gilbert left his seat.

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The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-038-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO DAVID PATRICK A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN STEPS IN THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF 1605 SOUTH STREET. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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At this time, Councilor Gilbert returned to his seat.

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COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILORS STAUBER, REINERT AND KRAUSE


07-039-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-32 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RENTAL LICENSING. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILORS LITTLE AND STEWART


07-040-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 49-15 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO FIREARMS ON CITY PROPERTY. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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