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ACTIONS
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

ELECTION OF OFFICERS -- President:  Hartman; Vice President:  Boyle

 

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LARSON   (RECREATION, LIBRARIES AND AUTHORITIES)


11-0681R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 709, DULUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION PROGRAMS THROUGH COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION OF RESOURCES.   (TABLED 12/19/2011) -- RETURNED TO ADMINISTRATION


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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 JULSRUD                                 (FINANCE)

 

12-0003R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH HISTORIC UNION DEPOT, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $151,800. -- PASSED

 

12-0006R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A LINE OF CREDIT UP TO $350,000 FOR THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AUTHORITY FOR 2012. -- PASSED


12-0007R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 11-0347 CHANGING THE LINE OF CREDIT INTEREST RATE FOR THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY FROM 4.00 PERCENT PER ANNUM TO 2.50 PERCENT PER ANNUM. -- PASSED

 

12-0018R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF 1008 NORTH 54TH AVENUE EAST STREET CONSTRUCTION AND EIGHT INCH WATERMAIN. -- PASSED


12-0019R - RESOLUTION RELATING TO A TAX ABATEMENT; GRANTING THE ABATEMENT. -- PASSED


12-0020R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION TAX ABATEMENT BONDS, SERIES 2012A. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


12-0022R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF CHIEF GAS CONTROLLER. -- PASSED


12-0023R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF GAS AND ENERGY COORDINATOR. -- PASSED

 

12-0032R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. -- PASSED

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


12-0017R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA LAND TRUST FOR ACCESS TO RADIO TOWER BAY ON THE ST. LOUIS RIVER IN THE GARY-NEW DULUTH AREA. -- PASSED


12-0025R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DEDICATION OF EASEMENTS FROM ISD 709 ON SUPERIOR STREET AND 40TH AVENUE EAST. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


12-0009R - RESOLUTION AMENDING CONTRACT C20811 WITH MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF LAKESIDE INTERCEPTOR SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW STORAGE FACILITY - BASIN NO. 2 IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $41,443.54 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $697,169.27. -- PASSED

 

12-0012R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF APPROXIMATELY 600 FEET OF LOW PRESSURE SANITARY SEWER IN COLUMBIA STREET BEGINNING AT NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE AND EXTENDING WESTERLY AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $30,000. -- PASSED


12-0013R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HAWKINS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF 110 TONS OF HYDROFLUOROSILICIC ACID IN THE AMOUNT OF $72,888.75. -- PASSED


12-0014R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO THUNDER BAY CHEMICALS, LTD., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF 125,000 GALLONS OF LIQUID ALUMINUM SULFATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $171,387.42. -- PASSED


12-0015R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HAWKINS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF 85,000 GALLONS OF CAUSTIC SODA IN THE AMOUNT OF $182,595.94. -- PASSED


12-0016R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH SEH, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN OF PHASES IV AND V OF THE LAKEWALK EAST EXTENSION PROJECT, ESTIMATED AT $185,800. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


12-0028R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FROM MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. -- PASSED


12-0029R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FROM FEMA IN THE AMOUNT OF $184,509 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING VARIOUS EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. -- PASSED


12-0030R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FROM FEMA IN THE AMOUNT OF $480,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING A NEW FIRE TRUCK FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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The following entitled resolutions were also considered:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                            (FINANCE)


12-0001R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH VISIT DULUTH TO PROVIDE ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE YEARS 2012-2014. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


12-0002R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000. -- PASSED 7-2 (Fosle, Krause)


12-0004R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM IN THE AMOUNT OF $300,000. -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)


12-0005R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH PUBLIC ARTS FUND, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,000. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

12-0008R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO TRANSFER $129,241.35 FROM THE TOURISM TAX FUND BALANCE TO THE GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM TO SATISFY OVERDUE UTILITY BILLS. -- PASSED 8-1 (Krause)

 

12-0024R - RESOLUTION APPROVING BUDGET AND COST SHARING FORMULA OF MINNEAPOLIS-DULUTH/SUPERIOR PASSENGER RAIL ALLIANCE AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF CITY’S COST SHARE OF $30,875. -- PASSED 5-4 (Fosle, Julsrud, Krause, Stauber)

 

BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                           (PERSONNEL)


12-0026R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING JENNIFER JULSRUD TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, REPLACING DANIEL HARTMAN. -- AMENDED AND PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER        (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


12-0021R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH MADDEN GALANTER HANSEN, LLP, FOR LEGAL SERVICES RELATED TO LABOR NEGOTIATIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $45,000. -- PASSED 7-2 (Gardner, Stauber)


12-0031R - RESOLUTION SETTING LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES FOR THE 2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION. (AMENDMENTS) -- AMENDED AND PASSED 8-1 (Stauber)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

12-0010R - RESOLUTION AMENDING CONTRACT NO. C20886 WITH MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC., FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR HIGHLAND PUMP STATION IMPROVEMENTS AND THE HIGHLAND ONE MILLION GALLON ELEVATED WATER TANK IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $106,350.83 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $689,865.83. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


11-060-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.  (REPLACEMENT)  (TABLED 12/19/2011) -- REMAINED ON TABLE


The following entitled ordinances were read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                                 (FINANCE)


12-001-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES AND FINES BY RESOLUTION, AMENDING SECTIONS 31-1 AND 31-6 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 31-8 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED. -- 1st READING


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


12-003-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF AN EASEMENT ALONG WITH THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY, AS GRANTORS, IN FAVOR OF MINNESOTA POWER (LEGALLY INCORPORATED AS ALLETE) FOR UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL UTILITY PURPOSES. -- 1st READING


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Adjourned at 10:08 p.m.