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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCI
L MEETING

Monday, December 21, 2009

 

ROLL CALL -- ABSENT:  Gardner

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - September 14, 17, 28 and October 12, 2009. -- APPROVED


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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


09-0742R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2010. (TABLED 12/7) (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 5-3-1 (Fedora, Fosle, Stauber)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

09-0707R - RESOLUTION DENYING A REQUEST TO AMEND CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 30 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-C, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO R-3, APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED BETWEEN MINNESOTA AVENUE AND SAINT LOUIS AVENUE, 16TH STREET AND 200 FEET SOUTHERLY (PARK POINT PROPERTIES).  (TABLED 12/7 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 09-060-O) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


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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)


09-0746R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT FOR APPRAISAL SERVICES WITH THE VALUATION GROUP, INC., RELATED TO THE VARIOUS TAX COURT PROCEEDINGS TOTALING NOT TO EXCEED $37,000. -- PASSED

09-0761R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED FOR REASSESSMENT OF CANCELED GARBAGE AND STORMWATER ASSESSMENT AT 7302 CARDIGAN STREET. -- PASSED

 

09-0772R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND DULUTH POLICE UNION, LOCAL 807. -- PASSED


09-0776R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF DULUTH AND THE CITY OF DULUTH SUPERVISORY ASSOCIATION FOR 2010. -- PASSED


09-0777R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF DULUTH AND THE CONFIDENTIAL UNIT OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, REPRESENTED BY CHICAGO AND MIDWEST REGIONAL JOINT BOARD, AFFILIATED WITH WORKERS UNITED/SEIU, FOR 2010. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


09-0750R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO RENEW AN AGREEMENT WITH SMDC MEDICAL CENTER (DULUTH CLINIC OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE) FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN ADMINISTERING A VARIETY OF CONFIDENTIAL TESTS, EXAMS AND OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CITY EMPLOYEES AT AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,000 PER YEAR OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF $75,000. -- PASSED


09-0752R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH HOVLAND, INC., FOR THE REPAIRS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FIRST STREET (CONEY ISLAND) PARKING RAMP AT 106 WEST FIRST STREET FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $115,300. -- PASSED


09-0763R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY PROVIDING FOR THE SHARED USE OF INTERNET ACCESS BANDWIDTH AT THE COST OF $3,500 PER MONTH. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)

 


09-0779R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF MOBILE DATA SPECIALIST AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


09-0780R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


09-0781R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LEGAL ASSISTANT AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

09-0770R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO REIMBURSE DEDA FOR OWNER’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO SKYWALK CONSTRUCTION COSTS. -- PASSED


09-0771R - RESOLUTION VACATING PEABODY STREET FROM 43RD AVENUE EAST TO A POINT 150 FEET EAST AND RETAINING A UTILITY EASEMENT AT THE EAST END OF THE VACATION AREA (ANDERSON). -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG    (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


09-0782R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, SUBLEASING OFFICE SPACE IN THE MINNESOTA WORKFORCE CENTER - DULUTH EXTENDING THE LEASE PERIOD THROUGH JULY 31, 2012. -- PASSED


BY PRESIDENT GILBERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


09-0765R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH CANAL PARK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FOR OPERATION OF INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS IN CANAL PARK. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-0740R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO AMEND AND EXECUTE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT NO. 20604 WITH THE DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY FOR THE OPERATION OF THE MINNESOTA SLIP PEDESTRIAN DRAW BRIDGE DURING YEAR 2010 FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $34,484. -- PASSED

 

09-0775R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY FOR PORT TERMINAL STRUCTURAL RETAINING WALL REHABILITATION. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

09-0749R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE MINNESOTA FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE. -- PASSED


09-0764R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH FINANCIAL CRIMES SERVICES, LLC, FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE DRIVING DIVERSION PILOT PROGRAM AT NO COST TO CITY. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

09-0762R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONCESSION MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT, INC., FOR OPERATION OF THE ENGER AND LESTER PARK GOLF COURSES, FOR $400,000 IN 2010, $408,000 IN 2011 AND $416,160 IN 2012. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)

 

09-0747R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING ANNUAL BONDING PLAN FOR 2010. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

09-0759R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND CALLING FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON INTENTION TO ISSUE IMPROVEMENT BONDS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 475.521. -- PASSED 7-1-1 (Stauber)


09-0760R - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, STATING THE INTENT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL EQUIPMENT NOTES, SERIES 2010, AND APPROVING THE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT LIST ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOTES IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $2,400,000. -- PASSED 7-1-1 (Stauber)


09-0767R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE NORTH SHORE SCENIC RAILROAD MOVE EMPTY AND UNUSED RAIL CARS TO AREAS OF TRACK THAT DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE PUBLIC’S VIEW OF LAKE SUPERIOR. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 5-3-1 (Anderson, Cuneo, Eckenberg)

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


09-0778R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PAYROLL COORDINATOR AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


09-0754R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2010-2014 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE 2010 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG), HOME PROGRAM AND EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP) PROGRAM FUNDS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-0755R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR THE 2010 PROGRAM YEAR AS WELL AS APPROVING THE REALLOCATION OF CERTAIN PRIOR CDBG FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS WITH APPROPRIATE AGENCIES. (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-0756R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD HOME FUNDS FOR THE 2010 PROGRAM YEAR, AS WELL AS APPROVING THE REALLOCATION OF CERTAIN PRIOR HOME FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-0757R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP) FUNDS FOR THE 2010 PROGRAM YEAR, AS WELL AS APPROVING THE REALLOCATION OF CERTAIN PRIOR ESGP FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-0769R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A JOB INCENTIVE PROGRAM AGREEMENT WITH COOKIE TEMPTATIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-0773R - RESOLUTION VACATING ENSIGN STREET FROM CHURCH PLACE TO A POINT 128.5 FEET WEST OF CHAMBERSBURG AVENUE AND RETAINING AN EASEMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN AND UTILITY PURPOSES OVER THE ENTIRE VACATION AREA (ISD 709). -- PASSED 6-1-1-1 (Nay: Krause) (Abstention: Fosle) (Absent: Gardner)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-0748R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING TYPICAL SECTION DESIGN FOR THE GLENWOOD STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT, CITY PROJECT NO. 0647TR/0244TR. -- AMENDED & PASSED 5-3-1 (Fosle, Krause, Stauber)

 

BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

09-0721R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH CUSTOM FIRE APPARATUS, INC., FOR THE TAX EXEMPT PURCHASE OF A TRIPLE COMBINATION FIRE PUMPER TRUCK IN THE AMOUNT OF $446,707. -- PASSED 6-2-1 (Krause, Stauber)

 

BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

09-0758R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $160,000 FOR THE PURCHASE OF COMPUTERS TO INCREASE PUBLIC ACCESS AND TRAINING CAPACITY AT THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY. -- 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)


09-059-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, AMENDING PUBLIC DOCUMENT NO. 03-0324-15 ENTITLED “RAMSEY VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD DOCUMENTS OF IMPLEMENTATION” (SVCNDA). -- 1st READING


09-062-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-30 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO FRONT YARD PARKING FOR USES AUTHORIZED BY SPECIAL USE PERMIT. -- 1st READING


 

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


09-057-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2010. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


09-058-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2010. -- PASSED 5-3-1 (Fedora, Krause, Stauber)


09-061-O - AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 APPROPRIATION MONIES FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. -- PASSED 5-3-1 (Fedora, Krause, Stauber)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


09-060-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 30 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-C, ONE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, TO R-3, APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL, PROPERTY LOCATED BETWEEN MINNESOTA AVENUE AND SAINT LOUIS AVENUE FROM 16TH STREET TO 200 FEET SOUTHERLY (PARK POINT PROPERTIES). -- TABLED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


09-056-O - AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM TO CONTROL INTRODUCTION OF FATS, OILS AND GREASE INTO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM, AMENDING VARIOUS DEFINITIONS IN CHAPTER 43 OF THE CODE AND ADDING A NEW DIVISION 2 TO ARTICLE VI OF CHAPTER 43 OF THE CODE. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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Adjourned 10:09 p.m.