AGENDA FOR THE
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, March 15, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

ROLL CALL
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC HEARING - 7:00 p.m. - TIF District No. 22 (First Street Medical Facilities Development District/SMDC) (04-0169R).

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The Duluth City Council promotes the use and adherence of the tools of civility in conducting the business of the council. The tools of civility will provide increased opportunities for civil discourse in order to find positive resolutions to the issues that face the city. These tools include:  pay attention, listen, be inclusive, do not gossip, show respect, be agreeable, apologize, give constructive criticism and take responsibility. [Approved by the council on August 25, 2003]

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REPORTS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES
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REPORTS OF COUNCIL OPEN ISSUES

  • Comprehensive plan (5/28/2002)
  • Planned unit development (5/28/2002)
  • Proposed amendments re: demolition of hazardous buildings (8/26/2002)
  • Soft Center incubator (11/12/2002)
  • Canal Park parking ramp (11/21/2002)
  • Bayfront master plan (12/16/2002)
  • ISD 709 (7/10/2003)

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
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RESOLUTIONS TABLED

COMMITTEE 1

BY COUNCILOR NESS

(FINANCE)

04-0093R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDED AND RESTATED OPERATING AND REVENUE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT PERTAINING TO THE GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM. (TABLED 1/26)

BY COUNCILORS NESS AND GILBERT

04-0089R - RESOLUTION APPROVING DEDA RESOLUTION NO. 04D-12 AUTHORIZING AN AMENDED AND RESTATED OPERATING AND REVENUE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT PERTAINING TO THE GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM. (TABLED 1/26)

COMMITTEE 2

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT

(PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

04-0116R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDED AND RESTATED OPERATING AND REVENUE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AND LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AUTHORITY FOR THE LAKE SUPERIOR AQUARIUM, SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS. (TABLED 2/23)

04-0117R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO APPROVE MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH RIPLEY'S ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION FOR OPERATION OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR AQUARIUM. (TABLED 2/23)

04-0169R - RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 17 AND TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN FOR TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NO. 22 IN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 17 AS PROPOSED BY THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. (TABLED 3/8)

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

COMMITTEE 1

BY COUNCILOR NESS

(FINANCE)

04-0187R - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY IN ITS CASE OF MINNESOTA CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, ET AL V. CITY OF DULUTH, ET AL.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON

(PERSONNEL)

04-0186R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF KEN BUEHLER TO THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY, REPLACING DALE M. JOHNSON.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART

(PURCHASING & LICENSING)

04-0189R - RESOLUTION DIRECTING ACTION IN THE CASE OF MINNESOTA CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, ET AL V. CITY OF DULUTH, ET AL.

COMMITTEE 2

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER

(COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

04-0188R - RESOLUTION DIRECTING DEFENSE OF THE CITY IN THE CASE OF MINNESOTA CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, ET AL V. CITY OF DULUTH, ET AL.

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

ORDINANCES TABLED

COMMITTEE 1

BY COUNCILOR NESS

(FINANCE)

04-001-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 8 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY COUNCIL TO DELEGATE TO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS THE POWER TO APPROVE CONTRACTS. (TABLED 2/2)

BY COUNCILOR STEWART

(PURCHASING & LICENSING)

04-002-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 35 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD TO FIVE. (TABLED 2/2)

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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
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