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DULUTH CITY COUNCI
L MEETING

Monday, September 28, 2009

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-0579R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING NATURAL GAS RATES FOR INTERRUPTIBLE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AND RESCINDING RATES FOR FIRM TRANSPORTATION SERVICE EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2009.  (TABLED 9/14 FOR MORE INFORMATION) -- 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 FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


09-0587R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED FOR REASSESSMENT OF A CANCELED STREET ASSESSMENT. -- PASSED


09-0588R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED FOR REASSESSMENT OF A CANCELED RAZING ASSESSMENT. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


09-0594R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 09-0351 AND AGREEMENT NO. 20891 WITH ARCHITECTURE ADVANTAGE, LLP, FOR ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES AT VARIOUS CITY STRUCTURES, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $15,000, FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $25,000. -- PASSED


09-0595R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH DULUTH-SUPERIOR ERECTION FOR REPAIRS AND WATERPROOFING TO COURTYARD AND CITY HALL VAULT IN THE AMOUNT OF $68,425. -- PASSED


09-0603R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH NORTHSTAR INTERNATIONAL, INC., D.B.A. ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO 2010 INTERNATIONAL MODEL 7500 SINGLE AXLE CAB AND CHASSIS UNITS FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $163,859.56. -- PASSED

 

09-0613R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A BREWERY MALT LIQUOR OFF SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO HIPPO DOWN THE STREET (CARMODY IRISH PUB), 308 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2009, AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 2010. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


09-0584R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF BUDGET AND OPERATIONS ANALYST AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


09-0585R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF BID AND CONTRACT ASSISTANT AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


09-0586R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF BUYER AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


09-0589R - RESOLUTION VACATING LESTER STREET ALLEY BETWEEN 51ST AND 52ND AVENUES EAST (SARAH SEIDELMANN). -- PASSED


09-0604R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM (HPRP) FUNDS FOR THE 2009 PROGRAM YEAR, AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED


09-0605R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF PART OF WYOMING STREET (RICHARD HOEG). -- PASSED

 

09-0608R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO A T & T MOBILITY FOR A CELL PHONE ANTENNA AND EQUIPMENT SHELTER AT 126 SOUTH BOUNDARY AVENUE (RENEE K. ZIRBES, BUELL CONSULTING, INC.). -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG    (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


09-0602R - 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 JULY 1, 2009, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010, IN AN AMOUNT EXPECTED TO BE $128,522.88 AND NOT TO EXCEED $385,568.65. -- PASSED


09-0612R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT WITH THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT (EECBG) IN THE AMOUNT OF $850,300 FOR THE PERIOD OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2009, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2012. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT GILBERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


09-0582R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP DUES TO LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA CITIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,267. -- PASSED

 

09-0615R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH CBIZ BENEFITS & INSURANCE SERVICES, INC., FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTING SERVICES IN AN ANNUAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $80,000. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-0529R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO GRIDOR CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR THE ARLINGTON PUMP STATION RECONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,389,000. -- PASSED


09-0590R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 09-0088 TO ADJUST THE PURCHASE ORDER TO SERVICE ELECTRIC OF SUPERIOR, INC., FOR ADDITIONAL ELECTRICAL WORK, AT AN INCREASE OF $25,000, FOR A TOTAL PURCHASE ORDER AMOUNT OF $89,000. -- PASSED


09-0593R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SANITARY SEWER LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE ST. LOUIS AND LAKE COUNTIES REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY FOR CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A SANITARY SEWER LINE APPROXIMATELY 340 FEET EAST OF THIRD AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED


09-0601R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH T-MOBILE CENTRAL LLC, FOR INSTALLATION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AT THE ORPHANAGE WATER TOWER. -- PASSED


09-0607R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING, LLC FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR REVIEW OF THE GAS TRANSMISSION MAIN PIPELINE CROSSING. -- PASSED


09-0609R - RESOLUTION AMENDING GUIDELINES FOR THE PRIVATE SEWER SERVICE GRANT PROGRAM. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

09-0592R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT FROM THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT THROUGH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS IN AN AMOUNT ESTIMATED TO BE $300,000 FOR A BLIGHT AND NUISANCE CRIMES PREVENTION PROJECT. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED

 

09-0596R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON 12TH AVENUE WEST SOUTH OF SIXTH STREET TO THE SOUTHERLY DEAD END. -- PASSED


09-0598R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON THE NORTH SIDE AND NO PARKING 2:00 AM TO 6:00 AM ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SUPERIOR STREET FROM 40TH AVENUE EAST TO 50 FEET EAST OF 3860 EAST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


09-0599R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN THE AMOUNT OF $398,820 FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ARREST PROGRAM. -- PASSED

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

09-0606R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO T-MOBILE CENTRAL, LLC. FOR A MULTI-TENANT COMMUNICATIONS TOWER AND EQUIPMENT BUILDING AT 8505 KNOWLTON CREEK BOULEVARD (RON GUNDERSON, SITEFINDER, INC.). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

09-0610R - RESOLUTION RESOLUTION GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO STEVE KUEPERS, KUEPERS ARCHITECTS & BUILDERS, FOR A LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT AT 9320 GRAND AVENUE (WESTWOOD HEIGHTS). -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


09-0591R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BUILDING OFFICIAL TO ABATE CERTAIN NUISANCES BY REMOVAL OF STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF DULUTH IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $86,786.97. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

09-0600R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ADMINISTRATION ESTABLISH NO PARKING FROM 10:00 PM TO 6:00 AM ON ONE PULL-OFF AREA OF SKYLINE PARKWAY. (AMENDMENTS) -- FAILED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


09-051-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OR NOTE OF THE CITY OF DULUTH IN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $1,020,000 FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL SEWER UTILITY UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-050-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECT SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE SPIRIT VALLEY AREA TO CHARLES D. AND PATRICIA J. SHAW FOR $7,500. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


09-048-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 $975,000 UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF. -- PASSED 8-1 (Stauber)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


09-049-O - AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE GEORGE H. AND CHARLOTTE S. CROSBY HOUSE, AT 2029 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, AS A DULUTH HERITAGE PRESERVATION LANDMARK. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-012-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIRECT SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE UPPER LESTER PARK AREA TO MICHAEL J. AND MELISA L. LEDOUX FOR $5,200. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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