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ACTIONS


DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - April 1, 2013. -- APPROVED


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RESOLUTION TABLED

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


13-0158R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO IMPROVE A PORTION OF TENTH AVENUE EAST AND TO ASSESS A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF.  (TABLED 4/1) (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 8-1 (Fosle)


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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 KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


13-0210R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 12-0152 AND AUTHORIZING AN OVERALL INCREASE OF $133,085.31 IN THE THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS, INC., FOR A NEW ADJUSTED CONTRACT TOTAL OF $541,849.83. -- PASSED


13-0216R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH HOVLAND, INC., FOR ENGER PARK SHELTER IMPROVEMENTS AND ROTARY PEACE PLAZA IN THE AMOUNT OF $325,000. -- PASSED

 

13-0218R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A $1,711 INCREASE TO AGREEMENT NO. 21607 WITH BARR ENGINEERING CO. FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE PREPARATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET FOR THE DULUTH TRAVERSE TRAIL IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,211. -- PASSED

 

13-0232R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO BROCK WHITE COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF 100,000 POUNDS OF CRACK SEALER IN YEAR 2013 IN THE AMOUNT OF $61,185.94. -- PASSED


13-0236R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT WITH HOFFMAN & MCNAMARA CO. FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF TREES FOR PLANTING IN DULUTH PARKS, BOULEVARDS, AND OTHER CITY PROPERTY IN YEAR 2013 FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $84,000. -- PASSED


13-0239R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO MINNESOTA WINE EXCHANGE, LLC (MINNESOTA WINE EXCHANGE), 3 WEST SUPERIOR STREET. -- PASSED


13-0240R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF STOCK OF THE OFF SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF LAST CHANCE OF DULUTH, INC. (LAST CHANCE LIQUOR), 619 EAST FOURTH STREET. -- PASSED


13-0241R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF VARIOUS LICENSEES. -- PASSED


13-0242R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF GRANDMA’S INC. (GRANDMA’S SALOON & DELI), 522 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH AND GRANDMA’S OF MILLER HILL, INC. (GRANDMA’S SALOON & GRILL), 2202 MAPLE GROVE ROAD. -- PASSED


13-0243R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA, 1200 KENWOOD AVENUE. -- PASSED


13-0244R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR DULUTH SUPERIOR SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION AND NORTHERN LIGHTS FOUNDATION. -- PASSED


13-0247R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE DULUTH PLAYHOUSE, INC. (THE UNDERGROUND), 506 WEST MICHIGAN STREET. -- PASSED


13-0256R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GIFT OF $105,000 FROM THE DULUTH ROTARY CLUBS TO BE USED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PLAZA AT ENGER PARK AND EXPRESSING PUBLIC GRATITUDE FOR THE GENEROUS GIFT. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


13-0222R - RESOLUTION ABOLISHING 15 OBSOLETE AND INACTIVE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS. -- PASSED


13-0223R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF ELAINE HANSEN TO THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY, REPLACING VERONICA NELSON. -- PASSED


13-0248R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINANCE SPECIALIST. -- PASSED


13-0249R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ASSISTANT STOREKEEPER. -- PASSED

 

13-0250R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF STOREKEEPER. -- PASSED


13-0251R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ASSISTANT CITY CLERK. -- PASSED


13-0252R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 13-0135 APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF WATER CONVEYANCE SPECIALIST AND CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME; CORRECTING PAY RANGE FROM RANGE 32, $4,044 TO $4,785 PER MONTH TO RANGE 31, $3,875 TO $4,586 PER MONTH. -- PASSED


13-0253R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF BUDGET & OPERATIONS ANALYST. -- PASSED


13-0254R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF FLEET ASSISTANT, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


13-0255R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF SAFETY COORDINATOR AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

13-0215R - RESOLUTION OF RECOMMENDATION FOR ALLOCATION OF FY 2011, 2012 AND 2013 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (HESG) FUNDS. -- PASSED


13-0238R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A STATE OF MINNESOTA HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT GRANT RELATED TO THE CITY OF DULUTH’S SMALL AREA PLAN FOR THE GARY AND NEW DULUTH NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE MASTER AREA PLAN FOR THE US STEEL DULUTH WORKS SITE IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,000. -- PASSED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


13-0211R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 12-0016 AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH SEH, INC. TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR PHASES IV AND V OF THE LAKEWALK EAST EXTENSION PROJECT, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $35,855 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $221,655. -- PASSED


13-0212R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANTS FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES FOR FLOOD DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING FOR STREAM RESTORATION PROJECTS AS A RESULT OF THE JUNE 2012 FLOODING IN THE ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT OF $2,377,419. -- PASSED


13-0220R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VEIT & CO., INC. FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF OLNEY STREET FROM 57TH AVENUE WEST TO 260 FEET WESTERLY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,490. -- PASSED


13-0224R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR THE MILL AND OVERLAY OF VINLAND STREET FROM IRWIN AVENUE TO BOUNDARY AVENUE AND 27TH AVENUE WEST FROM THIRD STREET TO 11TH STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $467,333.60. -- PASSED


13-0226R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF THREE 2013 FORD ECONOLINE E350 CARGO VANS FROM ROSEVILLE MIDWAY FORD IN THE AMOUNT OF $73,610.56. -- PASSED


13-0227R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF ONE 2014 FREIGHTLINER MODEL 114 SD TANDEM AXLE CAB AND CHASSIS UNIT FROM BOYER FORD TRUCKS IN THE AMOUNT OF $114,981. -- PASSED


13-0228R - RESOLUTION AMENDING CONTRACT NO. C21121 WITH MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC., FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FIVE SANITARY SEWER LIFT STATIONS IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $29,971 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $293,288. -- PASSED


13-0231R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR THE 2013 STREET PRESERVATION PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $569,586.90. -- PASSED


13-0234R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO RJS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, FOR 2013 WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,372,000. -- PASSED


13-0235R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HANCO UTILITIES, INC., FOR REPLACEMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 960 COPPER GAS SERVICE RISERS WITH ANODELESS SERVICE RISERS AND RELATED WORK IN THE AMOUNT OF $593,625. -- PASSED

 

13-0257R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO MAKE SIGNAL AND INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF WOODLAND AVENUE AND SUMMIT STREET, AND TO ASSESS THE COSTS THEREOF. -- PASSED

 

BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


13-0213R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF NATIONWIDE INSURANCE COMPANY (AS SUBROGEE: TYLER WEDEL)  IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,844.93. -- PASSED


13-0217R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN PUBLIC PLACES ON HARBOR DRIVE FROM JULY 25-JULY 28, 2013, IN CONJUNCTION WITH TALL SHIPS DULUTH 2013 AND SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS. -- PASSED


13-0221R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT FROM THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS IN THE AMOUNT OF UP TO $22,391.77 TO REIMBURSE CITY FOR COSTS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST TRAINING. -- PASSED


13-0246R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN PUBLIC PLACES ON COMMONWEALTH AVENUE IN CONJUNCTION WITH FAR WEST FEST AND SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS. -- PASSED


BY COUNCILOR LARSON     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES, & AUTHORITIES)


13-0175R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH SRF CONSULTING GROUP, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MASTER PLAN FOR TWO CITY PARKS (HARTLEY PARK AND WOODLAND RECREATION AREA) FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $50,000. -- PASSED


13-0225R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 12-0608, ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT, FINE, PENALTY AND OTHER CHARGES FOR 2013, BY ADDING FEES RELATED TO MOBILE FOOD CART AND MOBILE FOOD VEHICLE LICENSING. -- PASSED


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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The following entitled resolutions are also for consideration at this meeting:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


13-0203R - RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING JENNIFER JULSRUD AND LINDA ROSS SELLNER AND APPOINTING JIM RAMNES, REPLACING PATRICK HUSTON, TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. -- AMENDED & PASSED 6-3 (Fosle, Krause Stauber)

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

13-0214R - RESOLUTION EMPOWERING THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO A PROJECT WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF DULUTH. -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Larson abstained)

 

13-0230R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO SUPPORT THE REQUEST BY THE LINCOLN SCHOOL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA FOR THE AWARD OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS FOR THE LINCOLN PARK SCHOOL PROJECT. -- PASSED 7-2 (Gardner, Stauber)


13-0237R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CREATE STREET IMPROVEMENT BOARD AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN PROCEDURES PERTAINING TO STREET IMPROVEMENTS AND FUNDING. -- TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION WITH ORDINANCE 13-031-O ON MAY 28


BY PRESIDENT BOYLE                      (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


13-0173R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH - SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000.  (REPLACEMENT) -- PASSED 8-0-1 (Hartman abstained)

 

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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)


13-031-O - AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A STREET IMPROVEMENT TRUST (SIT) FUND, PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A CITY-WIDE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND CONDITIONALLY AUTHORIZING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS TO THE SIT FUND. -- 1st READING


BY PRESIDENT BOYLE                      (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


13-032-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER I, SECTION 1, OF THE CITY CHARTER AMENDING THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH. -- 1st READING


13-033-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER IV, SECTION 21, OF THE CITY CHARTER RELATING TO POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF CITY EMPLOYEES. -- 1st READING

 

13-034-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER IV, SECTION 23, OF THE CITY CHARTER REMOVING CITY ASSESSOR REFERENCE. -- 1st READING


13-035-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER XI, SECTION 84, OF THE CITY CHARTER AMENDING THE STATED DOLLAR AMOUNT FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY LIABILITY. -- 1st READING


The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


13-026-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-90 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ADDING ONE ADDITIONAL MEMBER TO DULUTH DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN COMMISSION. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-027-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM MIXED USE-BUSINESS (MU-B) AND MIXED USE-NEIGHBORHOOD (MU-N) TO MIXED USE-COMMERCIAL (MU-C), FOR PROPERTIES LOCATED AT THE 2100 BLOCK OF LONDON ROAD (LONDON ACQUISITION, LLC). -- TABLED


13-028-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGARDING SIGN REGULATIONS. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

13-029-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGARDING DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS, PERMITTED AND SPECIAL USES, USE SPECIFIC STANDARDS, THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION AND DEFINITIONS. -- TABLED


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LARSON     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES, & AUTHORITIES)


13-030-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 27 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ADDING A NEW ARTICLE RELATED TO MOBILE FOOD CARTS AND VEHICLES. -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


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Adjourned at 8:15 p.m.