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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT:  Krause

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - July 5, 9 and 23, 2007. -- APPROVED

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At this time, 7:20 p.m., Councilor Krause took his seat.

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RESOLUTION RECONSIDERED

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0619R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING HOUSING INVESTMENT FUND (HIF) LOAN AGREEMENT OF $600,000 WITH AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSING ORGANIZATION (AICHO). -- PASSED 5-4 (Krause, Little, Stauber, Stewart)

 

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0625R - RESOLUTION DENYING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO MITCH’S, INC., DBA MITCH’S BAR AND GRILL, FOR THE SIDEWALK ABUTTING 2113 WEST SUPERIOR STREET (MARK MITCHELL).  (TABLED 9/24 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 07-063-O) -- FAILED 4-5 (Johnson, Krause, Ness, Reinert)


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UNFINISHED BUSINESS


The following entitled resolution is to be read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0624R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND (MIF) AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT, NOTE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT MODIFICATION AGREEMENT WITH NORTHSTAR MACHINE & TOOL, INC., D.B.A. NORTHSTAR AEROSPACE, INCREASING THE TIME FOR LOAN PAYBACK. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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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)


07-0640R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 06-0798 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2007 TO SET THE TAXICAB RATE CHANGE REGISTRATION FEE AT $5. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

07-0655R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE FROM DULUTH INDIA PALACE, INC. (INDIA PALACE), 319 WEST SUPERIOR STREET TO TC, INC. (DULUTH INDIA PALACE), SAME ADDRESS, AND APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF AN ON SALE WINE LICENSE TO TC, INC. (DULUTH INDIA PALACE), SAME ADDRESS. -- PASSED


07-0656R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO IRVING YOUTH HOCKEY CLUB. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)

 

07-0658R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF FIREFIGHTER. -- PASSED

 

07-0659R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF POLICE LIEUTENANT. -- PASSED

 

07-0662R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF DARLENE MARSHALL TO THE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY, REPLACING MARTI BASCAGLIA. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0646R - RESOLUTION ADDING TERRITORY OF RIDGEVIEW GOLF COURSE TO THE ANNUAL DEER HUNT; AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0450. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0628R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH GENE KROUPA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, TO PROVIDE SURVEY RESEARCH SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHLAND WORKS PROJECT BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2007, AND DECEMBER 31, 2007, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0621R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH RJS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, FOR FALL PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT CITY OF DULUTH WASTEWATER LIFT STATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $324,222.48. -- PASSED


07-0641R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0246 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO DULUTH SUPERIOR ERECTION, INC., FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 2007 CITYWIDE PATCH AND SIDEWALK PROJECT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $281,000 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $671,000. -- PASSED

 

07-0643R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HEATH CONSULTANTS, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN COMPLETING A LEAK DETECTION SURVEY OF THE CITY OF DULUTH NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AT A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,000. -- PASSED


07-0644R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ZIEGLER, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ASPHALT COMPACTOR, RELATED ACCESSORIES AND WARRANTY AT A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $41,725.49. -- PASSED


07-0645R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF MODIFICATION NO. 1 TO CONTRACT NO. 20378 WITH MnANG FOR RECONDITIONING OF AIRPORT ROAD, REDUCING THE AMOUNT RECEIVABLE TO $120,627.55. -- PASSED


07-0648R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0209 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HOFFMAN & McNAMARA COMPANY FOR TREE PLANTING FOR THE 2006 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $62,624 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $127,301.50. -- PASSED

 

07-0652R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH H&L MESABI COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRUCK PLOW AND GRADER BLADE EDGES AS NEEDED DURING THE 2007-2008 WINTER SEASON FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $72,245.98. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0638R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A ONE-STALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING ZONE AT 1824 EAST FOURTH STREET. -- PASSED

 

07-0650R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 471.59 WITH THE CITY OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, PROVIDING FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE MINNESOTA INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE. -- PASSED

 

07-0660R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT WITH FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1. -- PASSED

 

07-0661R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH KTJ LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN IN THE AMOUNT OF $1. -- PASSED

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0653R - RESOLUTION REPEALING RESOLUTIONS 05-0269 AND 05-0320 RELATED TO FUNDING THE HOUSING INVESTMENT FUND. (REPLACEMENT) -- TABLED

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0654R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE LICENSED PREMISES OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSES OF RUSTIC BAR, INC. (RUSTIC BAR), 401 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE, AND CHASERS OF DULUTH, INC. (BEDROCK BAR), 2023 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0651R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0399 AND INCREASING THE BLACKTOP CONTRACT WITH NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, BY $184,000, FOR A NEW ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $325,645. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0635R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES, INC., FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE RENOVATION AND ADDITION TO FIRE STATION #5, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $54,000. -- PASSED 7-2 (Little, Stauber)

 

07-0649R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF KENNETH HILL, AS TRUSTEE OF THE NEXT OF KIN OF JULIE MAE HILL AND AS ASSIGNEE OF DONALD L. BLOOMER, IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000. -- PASSED 8-1 (Stover)

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0647R - RESOLUTION CHANGING BUS STOP LOCATIONS. -- 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 STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-065-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH IN A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $2,200,000 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. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-066-O - AN ORDINANCE ALIENATING THE LINCOLN HOTEL SITE AND AUTHORIZING SALE OF SAME WITHOUT BID TO THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) PURSUANT TO CONTRACT FOR DEED FOR THE SUM OF $192,500. -- 1st READING

 

07-067-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF RENTAL PROPERTIES; AMENDING CITY CODE SECTION 29A-32. -- 1st READING

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

07-068-O - AN ORDINANCE REGULATING ELECTRONIC SIGNS; AMENDING CITY CODE SECTIONS 44-2 AND 44-14. (REPLACEMENT) -- 1st READING

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-069-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-18.2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; PERTAINING TO PRE-CHARGE DEFERRAL. (REPLACEMENT) -- 1st READING

 

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-063-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO MITCH’S, INC., DBA MITCH’S BAR AND GRILL BAR, A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO OCCUPY, SERVE AND MAINTAIN BENCHES FOR SMOKING AND TO SERVE LIQUOR ON THE SIDEWALK ABUTTING 2112 WEST SUPERIOR STREET, AND IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS IN RELATION TO SUCH CONCURRENT USE PERMIT. -- PASSED 5-4 (Johnson, Krause, Ness, Reinert)


07-064-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT AND OCCUPY BUS SHELTERS ON THE SIDEWALK AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON EAST AND WEST SUPERIOR STREET AND IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS IN RELATION TO SUCH CONCURRENT USE PERMIT. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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