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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, November 26, 2007

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

 

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RESOLUTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

07-0653R - RESOLUTION REPEALING RESOLUTIONS 05-0269 AND 05-0320 RELATED TO FUNDING THE HOUSING INVESTMENT FUND. (REPLACEMENT) -- FAILED 5-4 (Gilbert, Johnson, Ness, Stover) [Needed 6 votes to override mayor's veto]

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-0723R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2008. (TABLED 11/13 FOR 12/17 PUBLIC HEARING) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


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 11/13 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 07-072-O) -- FAILED 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)

 

07-0751R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REASSESSMENT OF PREVIOUSLY CANCELED RAZING ASSESSMENTS. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0730R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF A MINNESOTA CURRENCY EXCHANGE LICENSE TO MONEY XCHANGE. -- PASSED


07-0748R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA MUTUAL LIFE TO PROVIDE LIFE INSURANCE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES DURING THE YEARS 2008 AND 2009 AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $160,739 IN EACH YEAR. -- PASSED


07-0749R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH DELTA DENTAL TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH EMPLOYEE DENTAL CARE BENEFITS DURING YEAR 2007, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $43,307.21. -- PASSED


07-0750R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH DELTA DENTAL TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH EMPLOYEE DENTAL CARE BENEFITS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $43,930.44. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)

 

07-0727R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF WILLIAM FLANNAGAN TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION, REPLACING JENNIFER MURPHY. -- PASSED

 

07-0729R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF NEALE ROTH TO THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY, REPLACING PAULINE OLSEN. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0737R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH-SUPERIOR PUBLIC ACCESS COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC., FOR COMMUNITY ACCESS CABLECASTING, TRAINING, PRODUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION SERVICES IN 2008 IN THE AMOUNT OF $169,000. -- PASSED

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-0732R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF DULUTH AND LOCAL 66 OF AFSCME FOR YEARS 2007-2009. -- RETURNED TO ADMINISTRATION

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0745R - RESOLUTION DENYING AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 27 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, TO C-5, PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ARROWHEAD ROAD APPROXIMATELY 1,360 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HAINES ROAD AND ARROWHEAD ROAD (FRANK HOLAPPA). -- TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION WITH ORDINANCE 07-078-O ON 12/3/2007)


07-0746R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR A HELICOPTER LANDING PAD TO THE DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY FOR PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN SECOND REARRANGEMENT OF PART OF AIRPARK DIVISION. -- PASSED 7-2 (Krause, Ness)


07-0747R - RESOLUTION DENYING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR A HELICOPTER LANDING PAD TO THE DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY FOR PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN SECOND REARRANGEMENT OF PART OF AIRPARK DIVISION. -- FAILED 2-7 (Krause, Ness)


07-0752R - RESOLUTION VACATING TWO UTILITY EASEMENTS ON LOT 1 AND THE WESTERLY 20 FEET OF LOT 2, AUDITORS PLAT #26, IN MORGAN PARK (MILOSEVICH). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


07-0753R - RESOLUTION DENYING THE VACATION OF TWO UTILITY EASEMENTS ON LOT 1 AND THE WESTERLY 20 FEET OF LOT 2, AUDITORS PLAT #26, IN MORGAN PARK (MILOSEVICH). -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY

 

07-0754R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY TO RECLASSIFY FROM CONSERVATION TO NONCONSERVATION CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED LAND FOR INCLUSION IN THE EASTRIDGE PLAT (WHITE PINE DEVELOPMENT). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0734R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE CUSTOMER CHARGE AND USER CHARGES FOR THE CITY’S WASTEWATER FACILITIES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER JANUARY 1, 2008; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES. -- PASSED 5-4 (Krause, Little, Stauber, Stewart)


07-0735R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A STORMWATER UTILITY USER CHARGE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH USER CHARGE. -- PASSED 5-4 (Krause, Little, Stauber, Stewart)


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0736R - 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. -- PASSED 5-4 (Little, Stauber, Stewart, Stover)


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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)

 

07-083-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 44-14 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING ILLUMINATION OF SIGNS. -- 1st READING

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-078-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 27 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, TO C-5, PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ARROWHEAD ROAD APPROXIMATELY 1,360 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HAINES ROAD AND ARROWHEAD ROAD (FRANK HOLAPPA). -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second 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. -- TABLED


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. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


07-073-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 47-33 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO TAXICAB VEHICLE NOTICE OF RATES. -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)


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. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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