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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT:  Gilbert, Johnson

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


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 10/9) -- PASSED 6-1-2 (Stover)


07-0685R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND DULUTH POLICE UNION, LOCAL 807. (TABLED 10/22) -- 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)


07-0688R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SALVATION ARMY RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF EMERGENCY ENERGY ASSISTANCE FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,086. -- PASSED


07-0706R - 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 FOR IN CHAPTER 24 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE. -- PASSED


07-0710R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0693R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF GW PETERSON ENTERPRISES, INC. (CONGRESS BAR & GRILL), 1334 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE. -- PASSED


07-0694R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE OFF SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF GOLDEN EAGLE LIQUORS, LLC, (SPORTSMEN’S LIQUOR), 3904 GRAND AVENUE. -- PASSED


07-0695R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE OFF SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF J & J JAUSS, INC. (GARY LIQUORS), 1431 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE. -- PASSED

 

07-0713R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO DULUTH CURLING CLUB. -- PASSED


07-0715R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0531 AND THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH E&W PROPERTIES, LLC, BY MODIFYING THE INSURANCE ARTICLE. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0665R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF ROBERTA CICH, CLAIRE JASPER AND CYNTHIA STRATIOTI AND THE APPOINTMENT OF VIOLET WOODS, REPLACING JUDY LEDOUX, TO THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0681R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO AMEND A CONTRACT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO PROVIDE FOOD SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM SERVICES FROM OCTOBER 1, 2007, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, AT A TOTAL COST NOT TO EXCEED $28,831. -- PASSED


07-0687R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD FOR THE FURNISHING OF HOME DELIVERED MEALS TO INCREASE THE PAYMENT FOR ELDERLY WAIVER MEALS FROM $6.08 TO $6.20 PER MEAL. -- PASSED

 

07-0704R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICERS TO EXECUTE AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO LEASE NO. 10185 WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, FOR OFFICE SPACE WITHIN CITY HALL. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0705R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST TO MNDOT TO PROVIDE ADVANCE FUNDING AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENTS FROM SUBSEQUENT ACCRUALS TO THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL STATE AID CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT FOR VARIOUS CITY PROJECTS IN AMOUNT OF $1,017,057.12. -- PASSED


07-0709R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0492 AND AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF CONTRACT #20211 WITH GERARD CHIMNEY COMPANY FOR THE INSPECTION OF THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT CHIMNEY FROM DECEMBER 31, 2007, THROUGH JULY 31, 2008. -- PASSED


07-0712R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO RECLASSIFY CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PROPERTIES FROM CONSERVATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND TO CONVEY THE SAME TO THE CITY OF DULUTH BY FREE CONVEYANCE. -- PASSED


07-0719R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VIELE CONTRACTING, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER MAIN AND SANITARY SEWER IN WEST 12TH STREET FROM 90 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF HARBOR HIGHLANDS DRIVE TO 160 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF HARBOR HIGHLANDS DRIVE IN THE AMOUNT OF $57,174.80. -- PASSED


07-0720R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0546 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO AYRES ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $4,900 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $139,832. -- PASSED


07-0721R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF DAN AND TRISH MERTESDORF IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,608.79. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0689R - RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF THE GRANT AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF A $50,000 GRANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF IN-SQUAD CAMERA SYSTEMS; A MATCH OF $12,500 IS REQUIRED BY THE CITY. -- PASSED


07-0697R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,000, ACT AS THE FISCAL AGENT, AND EXECUTE THE GRANT AGREEMENT (SAFE AND SOBER PROGRAM). -- PASSED


07-0708R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH ISD 709 TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS PART OF THE SAFE SCHOOLS HEALTHY STUDENTS INITIATIVE FOR ANNUAL PAYMENT OF $247,200. -- PASSED


07-0714R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A PARKING METER ZONE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THIRD STREET BETWEEN LAKE AVENUE AND FIRST AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED

 

07-0726R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT OF $750,000 FOR PORT SECURITY PROGRAM. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0690R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDED GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, COMMISSIONER OF NATURAL RESOURCES, EXTENDING THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO COASTAL GRANT CONTRACT A93374. -- PASSED


07-0691R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONCESSION AGREEMENT FOR OPERATION OF ENGER AND LESTER PARK GOLF COURSES WITH PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT, INC. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0723R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2008. -- TABLED FOR 12/17 PUBLIC HEARING

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

07-0711R - RESOLUTION FOR EXECUTION OF AMENDED EXHIBIT A TO SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA TO REMOVE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2007. -- PASSED 6-0-1-2 (Krause abstained)

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0692R - RESOLUTION TO DENY AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAPS NOS. 26, 27, 32 AND 33 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50 TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, AND IP, INDUSTRIAL PARK, TO M-1, MANUFACTURING, PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE SECOND REARRANGEMENT OF AIRPARK DIVISION AND PLAT OF AIRPARK DIVISION (CITY OF DULUTH). -- TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION WITH ORDINANCE 07-072-O ON 11/26


07-0699R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF A TEN FOOT PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT LOCATED AT 7607 GRAND AVENUE (FILIATRAULT). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


07-0700R - RESOLUTION DENYING THE VACATION OF A TEN FOOT WIDE PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT AT 7607 GRAND AVENUE (FILIATRAULT). -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY


07-0701R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF THE SOUTHERLY 30 FEET OF A 20 FOOT WIDE PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT AT 4019 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH (JOHNSON). -- PASSED 6-1-2 (Krause)


07-0702R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF A 20 FOOT WIDE UTILITY EASEMENT AT 4019 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH (JOHNSON). -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY


07-0703R - RESOLUTION DENYING THE VACATION OF A 20 FOOT WIDE UTILITY EASEMENT AT 4019 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH (JOHNSON). -- FAILED 1-6-2 (Krause)


07-0716R - RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (SEPTEMBER 5, 2007, RECLASSIFICATION). -- PASSED 6-1-2 (Stewart)


07-0718R - RESOLUTION VACATING 13TH AVENUE EAST BETWEEN EAST SEVENTH STREET AND EAST EIGHTH STREET ALLEY RESERVING AN EASEMENT OVER THE WESTERLY 55 FEET FOR PEDESTRIAN, UTILITY, AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES (SIROTA). -- PASSED 6-1-2 (Krause)


07-0725R - RESOLUTION DENYING THE VACATION OF 13TH AVENUE EAST BETWEEN EAST SEVENTH STREET AND EAST EIGHTH STREET ALLEY (SIROTA). -- FAILED 1-6-2 (Krause)


BY COUNCILORS STAUBER AND STEWART


07-0722R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING RECOMMENDATION ON A PROPOSED SITE FOR A STORMWATER TREATMENT FACILITY (WATER GARDEN). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

07-0698R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO PROVIDE SUPPORTED WORK SERVICES TO MFIP PARTICIPANTS FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 24, 2007, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2008, IN AN AMOUNT EXPECTED TO BE $67,047 AND NOT TO EXCEED $211,144. -- PASSED 5-2-2 (Little, Stewart)

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0684R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON BOTH SIDES OF 22ND AVENUE EAST FROM THIRD STREET TO THE ALLEY NORTH OF FIFTH STREET. -- REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

07-0717R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH THE ST. LOUIS AND LAKE COUNTIES REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY, HENNEPIN COUNTY REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY, ISANTI COUNTY, PINE COUNTY, MILLE LACS BAND OF OJIBWA AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY IN THE AMOUNT OF $40,000. -- FAILED 3-4-2 (Krause, Ness, Reinert)

 

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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)


07-074-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ARTICLE II, DIVISION 4, CONTAINING SECTIONS 20-18 AND 20-19, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; MUNICIPAL ARTS FUND. -- 1st READING


07-075-O - AN ORDINANCE ELIMINATING PEDESTRIAN TRANSIT ZONES IN THE CITY OF DULUTH; REPEALING SECTION 45-4.5 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- 1st READING


07-076-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ARTICLES XII, XIV, XVI AND XXII OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE CITY CODE RELATING TO THE YOUTH COUNCIL, COMMISSION ON AGING, COMMISSION ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND WOMEN’S COMMISSION. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-072-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NOS. 26, 27, 32 AND 33 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, AND I-P, INDUSTRIAL PARK, TO M-1, MANUFACTURING, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED WEST OF RICE LAKE ROAD BETWEEN AIRPORT ROAD AND KRUGER ROAD (CITY OF DULUTH). -- 1st READING


07-073-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 47-33 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO TAXICAB VEHICLE NOTICE OF RATES. -- 1st READING


07-077-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO MAURICES, INC., A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO INSTALL ELECTRIC CONDUITS IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF WEST FIRST STREET ALLEY. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILORS REINERT AND STAUBER


07-071-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 33-97.2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; GOVERNING DESIGNATION OF SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinance was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-070-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; ADDING A NEW SECTION 50-118 PROVIDING FOR THE IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF ZONING APPROVALS AND LICENSE ISSUANCE UPON INTRODUCTION OF AN INTERIM ORDINANCE. (REPLACEMENT 2) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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