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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, September 22, 2008

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT:  Gardner

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


08-0521R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0723 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2008; SETTING ADDITIONAL FEES FOR USE OF BAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK. (TABLED 9/8) -- 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 GILBERT                                  (FINANCE)


08-0578R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP DUES TO LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA CITIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,289. -- PASSED


08-0587R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR GROOMERS IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $435,968. -- PASSED


08-0594R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING TRANSFER OF MEDICAL DISTRICT PARKING RAMP PROPERTY INTERESTS FROM DEDA. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILORS GILBERT AND FEDORA

 

08-0596R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH BRIOL & ASSOCIATES, PLLC, AS SPECIAL COUNSEL TO ASSIST THE CITY ATTORNEY IN POTENTIAL LITIGATION RELATED TO THE MAINSAIL II INVESTMENT RECOVERY NOT TO EXCEED $75,000. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


08-0553R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF REGULATOR MECHANIC. -- PASSED


08-0581R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF JAMES WRIGHT TO THE ALCOHOL, GAMBLING AND TOBACCO COMMISSION, REPLACING MATTHEW L. MUNGER. -- PASSED


08-0582R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF RENEE K. VAN NETT TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN COMMISSION, REPLACING JOHN DAY. -- PASSED


08-0583R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF ELIZABETH BENSON JOHNSON AND THE APPOINTMENTS OF JANE BRISSETT AND PETER SPOONER, REPLACING MARY E. LYNCH AND MARY ANNE KORSCH, TO THE LIBRARY BOARD. -- PASSED

 

08-0586R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF YVONNE HARVEY TO THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, REPLACING TARI RAYALA. -- PASSED


08-0590R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF ERIC S. VIKEN TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION, REPLACING DAVID L. HELF. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0592R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO VACATE THE NORTHERLY 125 FEET OF ALLEY RIGHT-OF-WAY EAST OF BASSWOOD AVENUE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF MULBERRY STREET (GREG AND SARA KRAMER). -- PASSED


08-0593R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO WITHHOLD FROM SALE CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS (ANNUAL LIST). -- PASSED

 

08-0597R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0723, AS AMENDED, ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2008; MODIFYING FEES FOR USE OF BAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK.  (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA           (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


08-0573R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN CONTRACT WITH JOB SERVICE TO PROVIDE DISLOCATED WORKER SERVICES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,659 FOR THE FEDERAL PROGRAM (FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2008 - JUNE 30, 2009) AND $166,403 FOR THE STATE PROGRAM (FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2008 - JUNE 30, 2009). -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-0559R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM MN/DOT IN THE AMOUNT OF $634,466 AND APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $174,478 RELATED TO THE PAVING OF THE AIRPORT PERIMETER ROAD. -- PASSED

 

08-0591R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO ULLAND BROTHERS, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WEST FIRST STREET ALLEY GAS MAIN REPLACEMENT FROM SECOND AVENUE WEST TO THIRD AVENUE WEST IN THE AMOUNT OF $75,825.50. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


08-0588R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH POLYPHASE ELECTRIC COMPANY, DBA MESABA ELECTRICAL GROUP, FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A CITYWIDE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $494,586. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


08-0584R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF NANCY NORR TO THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED 7-1-1 (Krause)


08-0585R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF JOHN HINZMANN, JR., AND THE APPOINTMENT OF RYAN E. MEARS, REPLACING JOHN MORRISON, TO THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS. -- PASSED 7-1-1 (Krause)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-0577R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERIMETER ROAD PAVING, PHASE 2, IN THE AMOUNT OF $793,081.42. -- PASSED 7-0-1-1 (Fedora abstained)


08-0579R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH MORTON INTERNATIONAL, INC., MORTON SALT DIVISION, FOR ROAD SALT AS NEEDED FOR THE 2008 - 2009 YEAR FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $836,930.25. -- PASSED 7-0-1-1 (Fedora abstained)


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


08-060-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 2-2, 2-2.1, 2-2.2, 2-2.4,2-12 AND 2-17; REPEALING SECTIONS 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8, 2-9, 2-10, 2-11, 2-13 AND 2-14; AND RENUMBERING SECTIONS 2-12, 2-15, 2-16, 2-17, 2-18.1 AND 2-18.2 OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO CITY ADMINISTRATION. (AMENDED AND RETABLED 9/8 UNTIL 10/13) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


08-064-O - AN ORDINANCE CREATING A STREET LIGHTING SYSTEM UTILITY AND AUTHORIZING CHARGES THEREFOR, ADDING A NEW ARTICLE XI TO CHAPTER 45 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. (TABLED 9/8 FOR 10/13 COMMITTEE MEETING) -- REMAINED ON TABLE

 


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                                  (FINANCE)


08-075-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL GAS UTILITY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $750,000 UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF. [Not available online] -- 1st READING


08-077-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL WATER UTILITY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,350,000 UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF. -- 1st READING


08-078-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL SEWER UTILITY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,900,000 UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

08-079-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 29A OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE IV. (REPLACEMENT) -- 1st READING  


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


08-072-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ARTICLE XXI OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY COMMISSION. -- 1st READING


08-082-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; ADDING A NEW SECTION 2-68 PROVIDING FOR THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. (AMENDMENT) -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-068-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 2-154 AND 2-157 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PROVIDING FOR THE NATURAL AREA PROGRAM GUIDELINE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND IDENTIFYING THE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR. -- 1st READING


08-069-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ARTICLE XXX OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION. -- 1st READING


08-070-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ARTICLE XXVII OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DULUTH HOUSING COMMISSION. -- 1st READING


08-071-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ADDING A NEW SECTION 50-1.50.1 DEFINING THE RESIDENTIAL PARKING AREA, AMENDING SECTION 50-30 TO ESTABLISH THE AUTHORIZED PARKING AREAS ON A RESIDENTIAL LOT AND CREATING A VARIANCE FROM SUCH REGULATION. -- 1st READING


08-074-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-41 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION. (REPLACMENT) -- 1st READING


08-080-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING RECONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY AT BASE OF SPIRIT MOUNTAIN ABOVE GRAND AVENUE BETWEEN 86TH AND 87TH AVENUES WEST TO STATE OF MINNESOTA (S.V. BAYHILL). -- RETURNED TO ADMINISTRATION


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-076-O - AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR HEARING OF WATER OR GAS SERVICE DISPUTES BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND ELIMINATING THE WATER AND GAS SERVICE HEARING BOARD, AMENDING SECTION 48-15.3 AND ARTICLE XV OF CHAPTER 48 OF THE CODE. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


08-081-O - AN ORDINANCE REGULATING GRAFFITI; AMENDING CHAPTER 34 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 34-41. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinance was read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-066-O - AN ORDINANCE CLARIFYING SANITARY SEWER INFLOW AND INFILTRATION REGULATION AND PROVIDING FOR POINT OF SALE INSPECTIONS, AMENDING CHAPTER 43 OF THE CODE. -- TABLED


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