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AGENDA FOR THE
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, January 9, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

 

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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REPORTS OF OFFICERS


*          06-0109-01     Assessor submitting:

                       (a)       For confirmation the assessment roll levied to defray the assessable portion of the 2005 sidewalk repair program, Contract 5414 (assessable - $21,039.43);

                       (b)       Letter of sufficiency of petition to reconstruct Sundby Road from Page Street northerly 1,415+ feet. -- Received


*          06-0109-02     Clerk submitting applications to the Minnesota gambling control board for exemption from lawful gambling licenses from: (a) AGC of Minnesota Foundation on March 30, 2006 (raffle); (b) Rotary Club of Duluth Harbortown MN USA, Inc., on April 5, 2006 (raffle). -- Received


*          06-0109-03     City engineer report of satisfactory completion of local improvements including street, water, natural gas, sanitary sewer and storm sewer system improvements in Hawk Ridge Estates and acceptance of transfer of said local improvement unto the city, in trust for the use and benefit of the public, for inclusion into the public utility system of the city of Duluth, pursuant to Chapter 45, Article VII, of the Duluth City Code. -- Received


*          06-0109-04     Facilities management submitting lease agreements, pursuant to Section 2-35 of the Duluth City Code, with:

                       (a)       Sandra Gutsch for operation of the City Hall coffee shop;

                       (b)       Cassie Hamlin and Stephen Ek for rental of the Wheeler Fieldhouse building. -- Mayor for execution

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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


*          06-0109-05     Duluth airport authority:  (a) Balance sheet for October 31, 2005; (b) Minutes of November 15, 2005, meeting. -- Received


*          06-0109-06     Duluth/North Shore Sanitary District board minutes of November 9, 2005, meeting. -- Received


*          06-0109-07     Duluth transit authority minutes of November 2, 2005, meeting. -- Received


*          06-0109-08     Planning commission minutes of November 8, 2005, meeting. -- Received

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* Listed only, not copied.

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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)
  • Canal Park parking ramp (11/21/2002)
  • Bayfront master plan (12/16/2002)
  • ISD 709 (7/10/2003)
  • Retiree benefits (4/12/2004)
  • Air National Guard base (7/21/2005)
  • Kapsner issues (8/22/2005)

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

 

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


05-0761R - RESOLUTION TERMINATING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY FOR A BUS SHELTER ON SECOND AVENUE EAST ABOVE SUPERIOR STREET (NORSHOR BUILDING).  (TABLED 11/14/2005)

 

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                                 (FINANCE)


06-0013R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF 2005 SIDEWALK REPAIRS.


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-0006R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO RUNZHEIMER INTERNATIONAL FOR AUTO REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM (FAVR) IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,199.


06-0014R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE TO VA BENE CAFÉ, INC. (VA BENE), 734 EAST SUPERIOR STREET.


06-0019R - RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AS THE RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY FOR DATA PRACTICES UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES.


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                             (PERSONNEL)


06-0003R - RESOLUTION ABOLISHING FIVE OBSOLETE AND INACTIVE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS.


06-0015R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF DONNA ENNIS TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN COMMISSION, REPLACING MADELEINE TJADEN.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-0002R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF 125 FEET OF SANITARY SEWER IN CENTRAL AVENUE ALLEY BEGINNING 60 FEET NORTH OF ALBION STREET AND EXTENDING NORTHERLY (CITY JOB NO. 0515SN) AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $23,250, PURSUANT TO WAIVER AGREEMENT.


06-0005R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO RECONSTRUCT SUNDBY ROAD FROM PAGE STREET NORTHERLY 1,415± FEET AND CONSTRUCT UTILITIES PER PLANS PREPARED BY SEH, INC., FOR CITY PROJECT 0390TR01, DATED AUGUST 28, 2005.


06-0008R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO HAWKINS, INC., FOR 145 TONS OF LIQUID HYDROFLUOSILICIC ACID IN THE AMOUNT OF $42,197.26.


06-0009R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO THUNDER BAY CHEMICALS, LTD., FOR 150,000 GALLONS OF LIQUID ALUMINUM SULFATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $78,285.


06-0010R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO FLEXIBLE PIPE TOOL COMPANY FOR A RODDING MACHINE IN THE AMOUNT OF $34,935.15.


06-0017R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATERMAIN AND SANITARY SEWER IN CHESTER WAY FROM MISSOURI AVENUE TO APPROXIMATELY 405 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF MISSOURI AVENUE PURSUANT TO A WAIVER AGREEMENT (CITY PROJECT NO. 0542WA).


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0001R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON VARIOUS STREETS.


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


05-060-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; ADDING ARTICLE XXXIV - MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS


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