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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

REPLACEMENT

 

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - July 5, 9 and 23, 2007.

PUBLIC HEARING - Extension of Northstar Aerospace loan terms (07-0624R).



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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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PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS


* 07-1009-01 Lonny Milosevich petition to vacate the utility easements in Lot 1 and west 20 feet of Lot 2, Auditor’s Plat No. 26, except that portion lying within 15 feet of Hilton Street. -- Assessor


* 07-1009-12 Clyde Industrial Park, Inc., concurrent use permit application to construct a fence on property described as 30th Avenue West in the area south of Huron Street (southerly two feet of 30th Avenue West). -- Planning commission


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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

 

    ●   Retiree healthcare benefits


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REPORTS FROM OTHER OFFICERS


* 07-1009-02 Assessor letters of sufficiency of petitions to vacate:

                       (a) 13th Avenue East westerly of Lot 16, Block 109, Endion Division;

                       (b) Utility easements in Lot 1 and west 20 feet of Lot 2, Auditor’s Plat No. 26, except that portion lying within 15 feet of Hilton Street. -- Received


* 07-1009-03 Parks and recreation department director for Lake Superior Zoological Society minutes of July 25, 2007, meeting. -- Received


* 07-1009-04 Purchasing agent emergency order awarded to Lametti and Sons, Inc., for CIPP rehabilitation of 30th Avenue East sanitary sewer in the amount of $29,784. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


* 07-1009-05 Alcohol, gambling and tobacco commission minutes of:  (a) June 6; (b) June 26; (c) July 12; (d) July 17; (e) August 1; (f) August 23, 2007, meetings. -- Received


* 07-1009-06 Civil service board minutes of August 14, 2007, meeting. -- Received


* 07-1009-07 Duluth airport authority: (a) Balance sheet of July 31, 2007; (b) Minutes of August 21, 2007, meeting. -- Received


* 07-1009-08 Duluth housing commission minutes of May 10, 2007, meeting. -- Received


* 07-1009-09 Duluth legacy endowment fund project group minutes of July 24, 2007, meeting. -- Received


* 07-1009-10 Housing and redevelopment authority minutes of:  (a) April 24; (b) June 26; (c) July 31, 2007, meetings. -- Received


* 07-1009-11 Library board minutes of August 28, 2007, 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
  • Pet licensing and registration

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0625R - RESOLUTION DENYING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO MITCH’S, INC., DBA MITCH’S BAR AND GRILL, FOR THE SIDEWALK ABUTTING 2113 WEST SUPERIOR STREET (MARK MITCHELL).  (TABLED 9/24 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 07-063-O)


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UNFINISHED BUSINESS


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


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0624R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND (MIF) AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT, NOTE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT MODIFICATION AGREEMENT WITH NORTHSTAR MACHINE & TOOL, INC., D.B.A. NORTHSTAR AEROSPACE, INCREASING THE TIME FOR LOAN PAYBACK.


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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)


07-0640R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 06-0798 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2007 TO SET THE TAXICAB RATE CHANGE REGISTRATION FEE AT $5.

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

07-0655R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE FROM DULUTH INDIA PALACE, INC. (INDIA PALACE), 319 WEST SUPERIOR STREET TO TC, INC. (DULUTH INDIA PALACE), SAME ADDRESS, AND APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF AN ON SALE WINE LICENSE TO TC, INC. (DULUTH INDIA PALACE), SAME ADDRESS.


07-0656R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO IRVING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION.

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)

 

07-0658R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF FIREFIGHTER.

 

07-0659R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF POLICE LIEUTENANT.

 

07-0662R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF DARLENE MARSHALL TO THE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY, REPLACING MARTI BASCAGLIA.

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0646R - RESOLUTION ADDING TERRITORY OF RIDGEVIEW GOLF COURSE TO THE ANNUAL DEER HUNT; AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0450.


BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


07-0628R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH GENE KROUPA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, TO PROVIDE SURVEY RESEARCH SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHLAND WORKS PROJECT BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2007, AND DECEMBER 31, 2007, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0621R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH RJS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, FOR FALL PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT CITY OF DULUTH WASTEWATER LIFT STATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $324,222.48.


07-0641R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0246 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO DULUTH SUPERIOR ERECTION, INC., FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 2007 CITYWIDE PATCH AND SIDEWALK PROJECT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $281,000 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $671,000.

 

07-0643R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HEATH CONSULTANTS, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN COMPLETING A LEAK DETECTION SURVEY OF THE CITY OF DULUTH NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AT A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,000.


07-0644R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ZIEGLER, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ASPHALT COMPACTOR, RELATED ACCESSORIES AND WARRANTY AT A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $41,725.49.


07-0645R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF MODIFICATION NO. 1 TO CONTRACT NO. 20378 WITH MnANG FOR RECONDITIONING OF AIRPORT ROAD, REDUCING THE AMOUNT RECEIVABLE TO $120,627.55.


07-0648R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0209 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HOFFMAN & McNAMARA COMPANY FOR TREE PLANTING FOR THE 2006 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $62,624 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $127,301.50.

 

07-0652R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH H&L MESABI COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRUCK PLOW AND GRADER BLADE EDGES AS NEEDED DURING THE 2007-2008 WINTER SEASON FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $72,245.98.


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-0635R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES, INC., FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE RENOVATION AND ADDITION TO FIRE STATION #5, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $54,000.


07-0638R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A ONE-STALL ACCESSIBLE PARKING ZONE AT 1824 EAST FOURTH STREET.


07-0649R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF KENNETH HILL, AS TRUSTEE OF THE NEXT OF KIN OF JULIE MAE HILL AND AS ASSIGNEE OF DONALD L. BLOOMER, IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000.


07-0650R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 471.59 WITH THE CITY OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, PROVIDING FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE MINNESOTA INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE.

 

07-0660R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT WITH FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1.

 

07-0661R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH KTJ LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN IN THE AMOUNT OF $1.

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-0653R - RESOLUTION REPEALING RESOLUTIONS 05-0269 AND 05-0320 RELATED TO FUNDING THE HOUSING INVESTMENT FUND.

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-0654R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE LICENSED PREMISES OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSES OF RUSTIC BAR, INC. (RUSTIC BAR), 401 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE, AND CHASERS OF DULUTH, INC. (BEDROCK BAR), 2023 WEST SUPERIOR STREET.

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

07-0651R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0399 AND INCREASING THE BLACKTOP CONTRACT WITH NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, BY $184,000, FOR A NEW ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $325,645.

 

BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0647R - RESOLUTION CHANGING BUS STOP LOCATIONS.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-065-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH IN A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $2,200,000 FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL SEWER UTILITY UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-066-O - AN ORDINANCE ALIENATING THE LINCOLN HOTEL SITE AND AUTHORIZING SALE OF SAME WITHOUT BID TO THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) PURSUANT TO CONTRACT FOR DEED FOR THE SUM OF $192,500.

 

07-067-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF RENTAL PROPERTIES; AMENDING CITY CODE SECTION 29A-32.

 

BY COUNCILOR NESS                 (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

07-068-O - AN ORDINANCE REGULATING ELECTRONIC SIGNS; AMENDING CITY CODE SECTIONS 44-2 AND 44-14.

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-069-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-18.2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; PERTAINING TO PRE-CHARGE DEFERRAL. (REPLACEMENT)

 

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


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-063-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO MITCH’S, INC., DBA MITCH’S BAR AND GRILL BAR, A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO OCCUPY, SERVE AND MAINTAIN BENCHES FOR SMOKING AND TO SERVE LIQUOR ON THE SIDEWALK ABUTTING 2112 WEST SUPERIOR STREET, AND IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS IN RELATION TO SUCH CONCURRENT USE PERMIT.


07-064-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT AND OCCUPY BUS SHELTERS ON THE SIDEWALK AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON EAST AND WEST SUPERIOR STREET AND IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS IN RELATION TO SUCH CONCURRENT USE PERMIT.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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