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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, April 14, 2008

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT:  Krause
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - February 7 and 11, 2008. -- APPROVED

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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 GILBERT                                  (FINANCE)


08-0233R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0723 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2008; SETTING FEES FOR NEW ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMITS. -- PASSED


08-0235R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF SIDEWALK PATCH 2007. -- PASSED


08-0250R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR MAY 1, 2008, TO APRIL 30, 2009, IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,067,478 AND THE CAPITAL REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT BUDGET FOR THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


08-0238R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH NEW WORLD SYSTEMS CORPORATION FOR YEAR 2008 SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND IMPLEMENTATION COSTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $55,646.25. -- PASSED


08-0245R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO DULUTH SOFTBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION. -- PASSED


08-0249R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH ERS AUDITS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN AUDITING TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES, BILLING AND RELATED DOCUMENTS AT NO COST TO THE CITY UNLESS AND UNTIL THE CITY REALIZES SAVINGS. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


08-0229R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR. -- PASSED


08-0230R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF UTILITY OPERATIONS LEADWORKER. -- PASSED


08-0239R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF LIBRARIAN I. -- PASSED


08-0240R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF LIBRARIAN II. -- PASSED


08-0255R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT WITH THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0096R - RESOLUTION TO SELL ONE HALF ACRE OF CITY PARK LAND TO WHITE PINE DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT BIDS BECAUSE THE SALE FURTHERS A DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR FEDORA           (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

08-0242R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MN/DOT) FOR PROVIDING OFF STREET PARKING SPACE BENEATH MN/DOT BRIDGE NO. 69879 NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 59TH AVENUE WEST AND ROOSEVELT STREET. -- PASSED


08-0256R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING DULUTH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM FEDERAL EARMARK REQUEST FOR $400,000 TO EXPAND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SERVICES AND EXHIBITS. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-0221R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH ACE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, INC., FOR GRASS CUTTING IN VARIOUS CITY LOCATIONS DURING YEAR 2008 FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $47,380. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


08-0231R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION 06-0443 AWARDING A CONTRACT WITH PERFORMANCE PIPELINING, INC., FOR 2006 CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE (CIPP) REHABILITATION OF SANITARY SEWER LATERALS IN BASIN #1, INCREASING THE AMOUNT BY $232,479 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $1,156,929. -- PASSED


08-0237R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH DUNCAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. - A DUNCAN SOLUTIONS COMPANY, FOR PARKING METERS AND METER REPLACEMENT PARTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $88,812.05. -- PASSED


08-0241R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH GROEBNER & ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF HIGH PRESSURE GAS PARTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $41,336.67. -- PASSED


08-0247R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC., TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF ARLINGTON PUMP STATION IMPROVEMENTS ESTIMATED AT $251,831. -- PASSED

 

08-0252R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH MN/DOT FOR LANDSCAPING WORK RELATED TO THE FORMER DW&P YARD AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $25,605.15. -- PASSED


08-0253R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY AND THE CITY OF HERMANTOWN FOR SIGNAL INSTALLATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF HAINES ROAD AND ANDERSON ROAD IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


08-0236R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH ICOP DIGITAL, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF IN-CAR DIGITAL VIDEO SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $52,230.15. -- PASSED


08-0246R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEASE BETWEEN THE CITY AND DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

08-0244R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE MAINTENANCE ON THE LIBRARY’S POLARIS INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM DURING YEAR 2008 IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,127.73. -- PASSED


08-0251R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE NORTHLAND FOUNDATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000 AND TO EXECUTE THE GRANT AGREEMENT. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considerated:

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

08-0257R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPEAL OF COMMISSIONERS’ AWARD IN VOYAGEUR PARKING LOT CONDEMNATION. -- PASSED 7-1-1 (Stauber)

 

08-0259R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A MODIFICATION TO THE CANADIAN NATIONAL (FORMERLY KNOWN AS DMIR) RAILROAD JOBZ SUBZONE #100 REALLOCATING CERTAIN ACRES IN SAID SUBZONE TO FORM A NEW JOBZ SUBZONE CALLED THE DULUTH TECHNOLOGY PARK SUBZONE #100.1. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

08-0260R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A JOB OPPORTUNITY BUILDING ZONE (JOBZ) BUSINESS SUBSIDY AGREEMENT WITH VISI INCORPORATED AND DIGITAL NORTH PROPERTIES II, LLC. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

BY COUNCILOR FEDORA           (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


08-0234R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING REMOVAL OF HENRY L. BANKS FROM DULUTH PLANNING COMMISSION. -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

08-0248R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT KNOWN AS THE 2009 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 61(b) OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $2,497,200. -- TABLED

 

BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

08-0232R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ERLING R. HANSEN, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC., FOR THE FIRE RESTORATION AND REMODELING OF THE HARRISON RECREATION CENTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $286,000. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

08-0261R - RESOLUTION HONORING CITY OF DULUTH LIBRARY EMPLOYEES. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON AND PRESIDENT REINERT


08-023-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-32 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RENTAL LICENSING. (REPLACEMENT 2) (TABLED 3/24 UNTIL 5/27) -- WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILORS GILBERT AND GARDNER


08-020-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-55.1 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO KEEPING CHICKENS IN CITY. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-008-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A HALF ACRE UNDEVELOPED PARK IN LAKE VIEW MANOR DIVISION TO WHITE PINE DEVELOPMENT FOR $7,900. (REPLACEMENT) -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILORS FEDORA, ANDERSON, FOSLE AND PRESIDENT REINERT


08-028-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-32 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RENTAL LICENSING. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


08-029-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-18.2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO PRE-CHARGE DEFERRAL. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA           (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


08-026-O - AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW SECTION 8-29.5 TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; CREATING LIABILITY OF SOCIAL HOSTS FOR UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


08-027-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, AMENDING SECTION 50-118 RELATING TO INTERIM ORDINANCES. -- PASSED 6-2-1 (Gilbert, Stauber)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

08-024-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TAXI LICENSING PROVISIONS, ALLOWING LICENSE REVOCATION FOR ANY VIOLATION OF LAWS, AMENDING SECTION 47-17.7 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


08-025-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING WRECKER SERVICE LICENSING PROVISIONS, ALLOWING LICENSE REVOCATION FOR ANY VIOLATION OF LAWS, AMENDING SECTION 33-251 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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