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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, September 10, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0514R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE BUSINESS SUBSIDY REPORT AND APPROVING THE AMENDED AND RESTATED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND DULUTH TECHNOLOGY PARK I, LLC. (TABLED 8/13) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


07-0562R - RESOLUTION DENYING AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 29 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-B, ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO R-2, TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED AT EAST TENTH STREET AND NORTH FIRST AVENUE EAST (TERRY HAUER). (TABLED 8/27 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 07-055-O) -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY


BY COUNCILORS NESS AND REINERT


07-0584R - RESOLUTION SETTING THE FORM OF A BALLOT FOR VOTES TO AMEND THE SECTIONS 19 AND 26 OF THE CITY CHARTER, PERTAINING TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY. (TABLED 8/27) -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Gilbert, Johnson)


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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)

 

07-0603R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AT WHICH THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL WILL ADOPT ITS FINAL BUDGET AND TAX LEVY FOR 2008. -- PASSED

 

07-0606R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2008. -- PASSED

 

07-0610R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TRANSFER IN FISCAL YEAR 2008 OF $1,200,000 FROM COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND 256 TO OTHER POST EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FUND 280 FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE IRREVOCABLE TRUST FUND ADMINISTERED BY PERA AND INVESTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF INVESTMENT. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0596R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO LAKESIDE/LESTER PARK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (LESTER RIVER FESTIVAL), LESTER PARK. -- PASSED


07-0597R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE LICENSED PREMISES OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF MITCH’S, INC. (MITCH’S BAR & GRILL), 2113 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


07-0598R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE TO MIDI ENTERPRISES, INC. (MIDI RESTAURANT), 600 EAST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


07-0599R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR BREWING COMPANY, LLC (LAKE SUPERIOR BREWING COMPANY), 2711 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


07-0600R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE, 2:00 A.M. BEVERAGE LICENSE AND APPLICATION FOR A LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE FROM G.W. PETERSON, INC. (CONGRESS BAR), 1334 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, TO 1336 GARY INVESTMENTS, LLC (CONGRESS BAR), SAME ADDRESS. -- PASSED


07-0601R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTER. -- PASSED


07-0602R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMITS TO ELK’S CLUB, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, NORTHLAND VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION AND LESTER PARK HOCKEY ASSOCIATION. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Krause abstained)


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0592R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF FIRE MARSHAL. -- PASSED


07-0593R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF WATER PLANT SUPERVISOR AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0553R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRIORITIZATION OF PROJECTS TO RECEIVE 2008 LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0550R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH LHB ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE L8516 ON FAIRMONT STREET AT TISCHER CREEK, THE REHABILITATION OF BRIDGE L5931 ON NIAGARA STREET AT CHESTER CREEK AND THE REHABILITATION OF BRIDGE L8491 ON 38TH AVENUE WEST AT LEMAGIE CREEK, IN AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $51,901. -- PASSED


07-0578R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF UTILITY EASEMENTS FROM BILLMAN CONSTRUCTION, INC., RELATED TO PROPERTY SOUTHWEST OF ARROWHEAD ROAD AND KENWOOD AVENUE. -- PASSED


07-0579R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF UTILITY EASEMENTS FROM CORAL O. AND MARCIA A. STEPHENS RELATED TO PROPERTY SOUTHWEST OF ARROWHEAD ROAD AND KENWOOD AVENUE. -- PASSED


07-0587R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH DULUTH SUPERIOR ERECTION, INC., FOR THE REPAIR OF THE CITY HALL RETAINING WALL AND STAIRS IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,400. -- PASSED


07-0590R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR THE RECONDITIONING OF AIRPORT ROAD FROM HAINES ROAD TO RICE LAKE ROAD IN THE AMOUNT OF $399.889.57. -- PASSED

 

07-0611R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FOUNDATION AND INSTALLATION OF ROTARY BOWL MILL AT THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT FACILITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $156,890. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


07-0588R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MOBILE RADIO ENGINEERING, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF POLICE AND FIRE RADIO SYSTEM EQUIPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,395.34. -- PASSED


07-0589R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXERCISE THE BUYOUT CLAUSE OPTION IN VEHICLE LEASES WITH KARI TOYOTA, INC., FOR FIVE 2005 TOYOTA MATRIXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $52,483.30. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0604R - RESOLUTION SETTING A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2008. -- PASSED 7-2 (Krause, Little)

 

07-0605R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2008. -- PASSED 7-2 (Krause, Little)

 

07-0607R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2008. -- PASSED 6-3 (Krause, Reinert, Stewart)

 

07-0608R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2008. -- AMENDED & PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0559R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS THAT JAMES BECHTHOLD’S CURRENT USE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2901 MORRIS THOMAS ROAD DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO A PUBLIC GARAGE AS DEFINED BY SECTION 50-1.32 OF THE ZONING CODE. -- FAILED 2-7 (Krause, Reinert)

07-0560R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS THAT JAMES BECHTHOLD’S CURRENT USE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2901 MORRIS THOMAS ROAD DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO A PUBLIC GARAGE AS DEFINED BY SECTION 50-1.32 OF THE ZONING CODE. -- PASSED 7-2 (Krause, Reinert)

 

07-0591R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2005 HOME PROGRAM HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PURCHASE/REHABILITATION/ RESALE FOURTH STREET REVITALIZATION AGREEMENT #19864 WITH NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES, EXTENDING THE TERM 12 MONTHS. -- PASSED 7-2 (Krause, Stewart)


07-0594R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH NORTHERN COMMUNITIES LAND TRUST (NCLT) TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT PAYABLE THEREUNDER FROM $150,000 TO $180,000. -- PASSED 5-4 (Krause, Little, Stauber, Stewart)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0595R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 07-0492 AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH GERARD CHIMNEY COMPANY FOR INSPECTION AND REPAIR OF THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT CHIMNEY TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $6,000 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $17,400. -- RETURNED TO ADMINISTRATION AT THEIR REQUEST


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILORS STAUBER AND KRAUSE

 

07-053-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 50-35 AND 50-56 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING THE LOCATION OF RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES AND ELDERLY CONGREGATE HOUSING AND REQUIRING THAT ALL SUCH HOUSING TYPES BE AUTHORIZED BY SPECIAL USE PERMIT. (REFERRED TO PLANNING COMMISSION 8/13; TABLED 8/27) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-062-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 47-20 AND 47-33 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO TAXICAB VEHICLE STANDARDS AND INSPECTION AND NOTICE OF RATES. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-061-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 24-20 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO GARBAGE COLLECTION. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-060-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY ON GARFIELD AVENUE TO THE SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH FOR $16,025. -- AMENDED; 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-055-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 29 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-B, ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO R-2, TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED AT EAST TENTH STREET AND NORTH FIRST AVENUE EAST (TERRY HAUER). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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At this time, Councilor Little left his seat.

 

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07-056-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 50-52 AND 50-55.1 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING THE USES IN S AND S-2 SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


07-057-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, AMENDING SECTION 50-36.2 TO ELIMINATE THE 20 ACRE MAXIMUM LIMIT APPLICABLE TO LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL USE PERMITS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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At this time, Councilor Little returned to his seat.

 

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07-058-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-1.28 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, DEFINING THE WORD FAMILY. (REPLACEMENT) -- TABLED


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-059-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 47-33 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO CHANGING TAXICAB RATES. -- AMENDED & PASSED 7-2 (Reinert, Stewart)


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