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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCI
L MEETING

Monday, April 27, 2009

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - January 5, 12 and 26, 2009. -- APPROVED

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


09-0207R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH MERCURY ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN EVALUATING AND DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE CURRENT CITY FLEET REPLACEMENT PLAN AT AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $24,420. (TABLED 4/13) -- FAILED 2-7 (Gardner, Krause)

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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 FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


09-0270R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 08-0742 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2009; INCREASING FEE FOR DEER HUNTING QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATE. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


09-0248R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH BLACK GOOSE CHIMNEY AND DUCT FOR CLEANING OF HEATING AND VENTILATING SYSTEMS AT CITY HALL IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,120. -- PASSED


09-0249R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH NORTHLAND CONSULTING ENGINEERS, LLP, FOR PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPAIRS TO CITY HALL RETAINING WALL AND STAIRS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $16,400. -- PASSED

 

09-0250R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH ARCHITECTURE ADVANTAGE, LLP, FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPLACEMENT OF CITY HALL WINDOWS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $28,000. -- PASSED


09-0251R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH ARCHITECTURE ADVANTAGE, LLP, FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE RELOCATION AND REMODELING FOR HOUSING STAFF FROM BUILDING SAFETY TO FIRE STATION #1 AND RELOCATION OF RADIO SHOP FROM FIRE STATION #1 TO MAINTENANCE SHOP IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $27,000. -- PASSED


09-0255R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF OFF SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS AND 2:00 AM BEVERAGE LICENSE RENEWALS FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING MAY 1, 2009, AND ENDING APRIL 30, 2010. -- PASSED


09-0256R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING MAY 1, 2009, AND ENDING APRIL 30, 2010. -- PASSED


09-0257R - RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE CONSUMPTION AND DISPLAY LICENSE RENEWAL OF THE ORDER OF THE OWLS, DULUTH NEST #1200, FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2009, AND ENDING MARCH 31, 2010. -- PASSED


09-0259R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR, INC., FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND RELATED PRODUCTS AS NEEDED IN YEAR 2009; NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGET ALLOCATION OF $80,000. -- PASSED


09-0262R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND RELATED PRODUCTS AS NEEDED IN YEAR 2009; NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGET ALLOCATION OF $65,000. -- PASSED


09-0263R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH SOFTWARE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCTS AS NEEDED IN YEAR 2009; NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGET ALLOCATION OF $200,000. -- PASSED


09-0266R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH NELSON AUTO CENTER FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A 2009 GMC SIERRA 3500 ONE-TON 4WD REGULAR CAB AND CHASSIS FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $30,650.17. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

09-0246R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF METLIFE AUTO & HOME AS SUBROGEE OF BRUCE G. MARS IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,361.26. -- PASSED


09-0254R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF NORTH SHORE BANK OF COMMERCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $54,359.29. -- PASSED


09-0260R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH NELSON AUTO CENTER FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF THREE 2009 GMC SAVANNA MODEL 3500 ONE-TON CARGO VANS IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,222. -- PASSED

 

09-0269R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LHB ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE AERIAL LIFT BRIDGE PAINTING AND STRUCTURAL REHABILITATION, PHASE 3, IN THE AMOUNT OF $304,172. -- PASSED


09-0271R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH ARROWHEAD CONCRETE WORKS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF APPROXIMATELY 450 CUBIC YARDS OF READY-MIX CONCRETE DURING YEAR 2009 AS NEEDED FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $45,605.43. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


09-0244R - RESOLUTION APPROVING AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF CHISHOLM ACCEPTING REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $201,020 FOR SERVICES OF CRIMINAL ANALYST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR DRUG AND GANG TASK FORCE. -- PASSED


09-0258R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON GRAND FORKS AVENUE AND ON WINNIPEG AVENUE. -- PASSED


09-0261R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A PARKING METER ZONE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SUPERIOR STREET BETWEEN NINTH AVENUE EAST AND TENTH AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED


09-0267R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING PARKING COMMISSION REVIEW OF PARKING RELATED ITEMS AT VARIOUS AREAS, WITH APPROPRIATE RECOMMENDATIONS BROUGHT BACK TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION. (AMENDMENT). -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON   (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


09-0245R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE NECESSARY AGREEMENTS TO ACCEPT A STATE GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $600,000 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE POLAR SHORES EXHIBIT AT THE LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO AND COMMITTING THE LOCAL MATCH OF $200,000. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)

 

09-0247R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL ASHCRAFT AS THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2

 


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


09-0268R - RESOLUTION DENYING A REQUEST TO AMEND CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 19 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-b, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO C-1, COMMERCIAL, AT 2900 PIEDMONT AVENUE (DULUTH LAKEWALK OFFICES PHASE II, LLC). -- TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION WITH ORDINANCE 09-020 ON 5/11

 

09-0280R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A DEMOLITION PERMIT TO ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE HISTORIC ST. LOUIS COUNTY JAIL. -- FAILED 2-7 (Eckenberg, Fedora)

 

09-0281R - RESOLUTION DENYING A DEMOLITION PERMIT TO ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE HISTORIC ST. LOUIS COUNTY JAIL. -- PASSED 6-3 (Eckenberg, Fedora, Stauber)


BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG    (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


09-0264R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE ST. LOUIS AND LAKE COUNTIES REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF MUNICIPAL LOT D FOR THE PERIOD JUNE 1, 2009, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, AT NO COST TO AUTHORITY. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

09-0182R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT OF WOODLAND AVENUE FROM KENT ROAD TO ARROWHEAD ROAD AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $4,800,000. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-0265R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO ULLAND BROTHERS, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH PRESSURE GAS MAINS AND SERVICES IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $270,436. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Fedora abstained)

 

09-0276R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ZIEGLER, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A CATERPILLAR ARTICULATING ASPHALT ROLLER IN THE AMOUNT OF $126,223.55. -- PASSED 6-3 (Fedora, Fosle, Stauber)

 

09-0277R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH SWANSTON EQUIPMENT COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A 2009 ETNYRE S-2000 OIL DISTRIBUTOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $131,120. -- PASSED 6-3 (Fedora, Fosle, Stauber)

 

09-0278R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ZIEGLER, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A TRAIL KING TANDEM TILT TRAILER IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,876.25. -- PASSED 6-3 (Fedora, Fosle, Stauber)

 

09-0279R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH RUFFRIDGE-JOHNSON EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A 2009 BOMAG MODEL BF815 ASPHALT PAVER IN THE AMOUNT OF $123,091.64. -- PASSED 6-3 (Fedora, Fosle, Stauber)

 

BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                         (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 


09-0253R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 09-0232 TO CORRECT A LOCATIONAL ERROR. -- RETURNED TO ADMINISTRATION

 

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                                                   RESOLUTION RECONSIDERED

 

09-0232R - RESOLUTION TEMPORARILY ALLOWING PARKING ON HARBOR DRIVE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. -- RETURNED TO ADMINISTRATION

 

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09-0282R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A COUNCIL LETTER TO THE BUILDING APPEAL BOARD. -- TABLED

 

BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON  (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

09-0286R - RESOLUTION HONORING CITY OF DULUTH LIBRARY EMPLOYEES. -- AMENDED & PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


09-020-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 19 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-b, ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO C-1, COMMERCIAL, OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2900 PIEDMONT AVENUE (DULUTH LAKEWALK OFFICES PHASE II, LLC). -- 1st READING

 

09-022-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH KOHL’S ILLINOIS, INC., CONVEYING CERTAIN PROPERTY IN EXCHANGE FOR CONVEYANCE OF OTHER PROPERTY, BOTH ADJACENT TO KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORE. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-019-O - AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING AND ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR ASSESSING FOR LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, AMENDING CHAPTER 45 OF THE CODE. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                        (PUBLIC SAFETY)


09-017-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36 OF THE CITY CHARTER INCREASING THE NUMBER OF DEPUTY FIRE CHIEFS FROM ONE TO TWO. -- 1st READING


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON  (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


09-018-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER IV, SECTION 21, OF THE CITY CHARTER RELATING TO CITY EMPLOYEES RUNNING FOR CITY OFFICES. -- 1st READING

 

BY COUNCILORS ANDERSON, CUNEO, GARDNER AND ECKENBERG

 

09-021-O - AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 29D OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ESTABLISHING A DOMESTIC PARTNER REGISTRY. -- 1st READING

 

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


09-014-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 29A-32.1(h) OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A VARIANCE FROM THE RENTAL LICENSE RESTRICTION PROVIDED FOR IN SECTIONS 29A-32.1(a) AND 29A-32.1(b) OF CHAPTER 29A. -- REMOVED FROM AGENDA


09-015-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-132 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ESTABLISHING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


09-013-O - AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING PARKING REGULATIONS, ALLOWING FOR USE OF DIFFERENT PARKING METERING EQUIPMENT, AMENDING SECTIONS 33-101, 33-102, 33-104, 33-106, 33-107, 33-108, 33-109, 33-110, 33-111 AND 33-112 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-016-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING CHAPTER 6, ARTICLE V, AND AMENDING SECTIONS 6-3, 6-4, 6-12, 6-27, 6-39, 6-82, 6-84, 6-85, 6-86, 6-87 AND 6-96 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ANIMAL HUMANE BOARD. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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