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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, December 4, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

REPLACEMENT 2

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:00 p.m. -  2007 budget and levy.

                  2007 capital improvement bond plan.

                  2007 alcoholic beverage license fees.


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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 FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

 

          Retiree healthcare benefits


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS



* 06-1204-01 Duluth transit authority:  (a) August, 2006, income statement; (b) Minutes of September 27, 2006, meeting. -- Received


* 06-1204-02 Housing and redevelopment authority of Duluth minutes of August 29, 2006, 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

  Planned unit development

  Zoning Code changes

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


06-0798R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2007 AND ESTABLISHING THE COUNCIL’S INTENT FOR FUTURE LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES. (TABLED 11/27 FOR 12/4 PUBLIC HEARING)


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


06-0825R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT BOARD ESTABLISH A POLICY FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON MINNESOTA STATE AID ROADS OF ASSESSING REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT A REDUCED RATE. (TABLED 11/27)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


06-0784R - RESOLUTION DECLARING CERTAIN LAND TO BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AND DETERMINING TO SELL IT WITHOUT BIDS. (TABLED 11/27)


06-0785R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTRACT WITH SALVATION ARMY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF A RECREATIONAL FACILITY AT WHEELER FIELD IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,200,000 FROM THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TRUST FUND AND NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 FROM THE DULUTH PUBLIC FACILITY AND PROGRAM FUND. (TABLED 11/27)


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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 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


06-0810R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2007, TO DECEMBER 31, 2007, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY.


06-0811R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2007, TO DECEMBER 31, 2007, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH STEAM DISTRICT NO. 2.


06-0812R - RESOLUTION ALLOCATING $120,000 TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND AND DISTRIBUTING THE ESTIMATED 2007 TOURISM TAXES OF HOTEL-MOTEL AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE.


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-0821R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM BY NORSHOR EXPERIENCE, INC. AND AGAINST CITY OF DULUTH.


COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

06-0830R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED MASTER SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT REGARDING THE WASHINGTON SCHOOL PROJECT.


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


06-0819R - RESOLUTION CONCURRING WITH THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD IN THE PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF CIRRUS DRIVE AS COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY (CSAH) NO. 1.


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


06-0818R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH-SUPERIOR PUBLIC ACCESS COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC., FOR COMMUNITY ACCESS CABLECASTING, TRAINING, PRODUCTION AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN 2007 IN THE AMOUNT OF $178,000.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STOVER                  (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


06-0820R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0426 AWARDING CONTRACT TO SALO ENGINEERING FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE CARLTON STREET RECONDITIONING PROJECT, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $25,377.22 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $56,542.22.


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


06-0824R - RESOLUTION RESCINDING RESOLUTION 91-0088, WHICH ESTABLISHED A TWO-HOUR PARKING ZONE ON THE EAST SIDE OF EIGHTH AVENUE EAST FROM FOURTH STREET ALLEY TO FOURTH STREET (ONE-HALF BLOCK).


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolution is also for consideration at this meeting:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

06-0809R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2007, TO DECEMBER 31, 2007, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY.

 

06-0813R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND CALLING FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON INTENTION TO ISSUE IMPROVEMENT BONDS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 475.521.


06-0814R - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, STATING THE INTENT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS, SERIES 2007 AND APPROVING THE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT LIST ASSOCIATED WITH THE BONDS IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $1,950,000.


06-0823R - RESOLUTION APPROVING DEDA’S GENERAL, DEBT SERVICE, CAPITAL PROJECTS AND STOREFRONT LOAN FUND BUDGETS FOR 2007.

 

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON                                (PERSONNEL)

 

06-0831R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF GORDON SCOTT RAMSAY AS THE CHIEF OF POLICE FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH.

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILORS NESS AND GILBERT

 

06-0829R - RESOLUTION RELATING TO SAFETY OF FIREARMS.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

 

ORDINANCE FOR RECONSIDERATION

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT REINERT              (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

06-045-O - AN ORDINANCE ALIENATING CERTAIN PROPERTY IN DULUTH HEIGHTS AND AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF SAME TO THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH AT NO COST, AND ACCEPTING A LAND EXCHANGE FROM THE HRA IN THE HAWK RIDGE AREA AND DEDICATING SAID EXCHANGED PROPERTY FOR PARK PURPOSES.

 

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

06-054-O - AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2007 APPROPRIATION MONIES FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

06-055-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2007.

 

06-056-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2007.


06-057-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2007.


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-058-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 44-1, 44-2, 44-5, 44-11, 44-14, 44-33 AND 44-34 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING LIGHTED SIGNS.


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


06-053-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 41-23 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, TO AUTHORIZE ADVERTISING FOR BIDS ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT       (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


06-052-O - AN ORDINANCE TO RENAME MIDDLE ROAD WEST OF HOWARD GNESEN ROAD AND MIDDLE LANE IN THE PLAT OF CEDAR RIDGE ESTATES AS GREENBRIAR LANE (LORAAS, ET AL.).


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


06-051-O - AN ORDINANCE SELLING PROPERTY TO THE SALVATION ARMY. (REPLACEMENT) (AMENDMENT)


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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