AGENDA FOR THE
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL

Monday, January 3, 2005, 6:00 p.m.

Harborside Ballroom, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota

 

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

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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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RESOLUTION TABLED

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER                 (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

04-0778R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE STANDING RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL; CREATING A NEW RULE 19 REGULATING USE OF ELECTRONIC MAIL. (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 12/6)

 

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

CONSENT AGENDA

              All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and/or noncontroversial and will be enacted by one unanimous motion. If a councilor requests, or a citizen wishes to speak on an item on the consent agenda, it will be removed and handled separately.

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

05-0005R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING ST. LOUIS COUNTY HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S APPLICATION TO THE MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY FOR MINNESOTA CITY PARTICIPATION PROGRAM FUNDING.

 

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS             (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

05-0013R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH NOAH A. DENNIS, INDEPENDENT LICENSED TEACHER, TO PROVIDE BASIC EDUCATION SERVICES AT THE DULUTH WORKFORCE CENTER AT A COST OF $15,600.

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

 

The following entitled ordinance is to be read for the first time:

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

05-002-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 21 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50 TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM M-1, MANUFACTURING, TO C-2, HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL, PROPERTY BOUNDED BY SUPERIOR STREET AND 28TH AVENUE WEST AND FIRST STREET ALLEY (JACKSON AND LANTHIER).

 

The following entitled ordinances are to be read for the second time:

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

04-078-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FOR SIDEWALK/BIKE PATH, RETAINING WALL, BACK SLOPES, STREET LIGHTINGS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN THE EASEMENT OR RIGHT-OF-WAY OF JUNCTION AVENUE, BUFFALO STREET AND ST. MARIE STREET (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH).

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

04-079-O - AN ORDINANCE DEDICATING A STREET EASEMENT AND A SNOW STORAGE EASEMENT OVER CERTAIN CITY PROPERTY IN THE VICINITY OF MESABA AVENUE AND WEST EIGHTH STREET AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF PROPERTY REMAINDER TO EDNA M. DAVIS.

 

04-080-O - AN ORDINANCE DEDICATING STREET EASEMENT, AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF UNDERLYING PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CRESCENT VIEW PARK TO ROBERT AND CYNTHIA BACKSTROM AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 9524.