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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, December 3, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

REPLACEMENT

 

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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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


* 07-1203-01  Dean Andress, by CMRA, LLC, et al. (12 signatures), revised petition to reclassify from R-1 to C-5 in the 500 block of West Central Entrance. -- Assessor


* 07-1203-02  Duluth Transit Authority concurrent use permit application for a bus shelter on Garfield Avenue across from Goodwill. -- Planning commission


* 07-1203-03  Mitch’s, Inc., acceptance of terms, conditions and provisions of concurrent use permit granted by Ordinance 9865 on October 9, 2007. -- Received


* 07-1203-04  V. Ouellette communication regarding the proposed 2008 tax levy and budget (07-081-O and 07-082-O). -- Received


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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

 

          Retiree healthcare benefits

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REPORTS FROM OTHER OFFICERS


* 07-1203-05  Clerk applications to the Minnesota gambling control board for exemption from lawful gambling licenses (raffles) from: (a) Animal Allies Humane Society on March 14, 2008; (b) St. James School on June 3, 2008. -- Received


* 07-1203-06  Parks and recreation department interim director rental agreement with Jacob Burke for residential dwelling unit located within Irving Community Recreation Center at 20 South 57th Avenue West, pursuant to Section 2-35, Duluth City Code. -- Mayor for execution

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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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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-0723R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2008.  (TABLED 11/13 FOR 12/17 PUBLIC HEARING)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0745R - RESOLUTION DENYING AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 27 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, TO C-5, PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ARROWHEAD ROAD APPROXIMATELY 1,360 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HAINES ROAD AND ARROWHEAD ROAD (FRANK HOLAPPA). (TABLED 11/26 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 07-078-O)


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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)

 

07-0758R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2008, TO DECEMBER 31, 2008, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH STEAM DISTRICT NO. 2.


07-0759R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2008, TO DECEMBER 31, 2008, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY.


07-0760R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2008, TO DECEMBER 31, 2008, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY.

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                               (PERSONNEL)


07-0738R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF TERESA O’TOOLE TO THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, REPLACING GLEN PORTER.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-0764R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA AND THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, TO FORGIVE PARTIAL AMOUNTS OF TWO REHABILITATION LOANS MADE UNDER PROPERTY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.


07-0766R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH A&L SMDC EAST, LLC, FOR THE SMDC LAKESIDE CLINIC PROJECT.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


07-0756R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0448 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC FOR BITUMINOUS PAVING AND FENCING OF THE BIRCH AVENUE STORAGE FACILITY LOT, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $45,143.61 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $150,961.31.


07-0765R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 05-0872 FOR AGREEMENT WITH SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON, INC., TO INCREASE AMOUNT BY $11,000 TO $65,000 FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES.


BY COUNCILOR REINERT     (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


07-0757R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH NORTHWOODS LEAGUE, INC., FOR THE USE OF WADE STADIUM THROUGH 2012.


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)


07-0762R - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, STATING THE INTENT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS, SERIES 2008, AND APPROVING THE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT LIST ASSOCIATED WITH THE BONDS IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $2,539,000.


07-0763R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND CALLING FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON INTENTION TO ISSUE IMPROVEMENT BONDS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 475.521. (REPLACEMENT)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILORS JOHNSON AND STEWART

 

07-0772R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA REPEAL THE RESTRICTION ON THE ISSUANCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSES IN THAT PORTION OF THE TERRITORY OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FORMERLY INCORPORATED AS THE CITY OF LAKESIDE AND ANNEXED BY THE CITY OF DULUTH.


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)

 

07-074-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ARTICLE II, DIVISION 4, CONTAINING SECTIONS 20-18 AND 20-19, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; MUNICIPAL ARTS FUND. (TABLED 11/26)


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR STEWART                                (FINANCE)


07-079-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2008.


07-080-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2008.


07-081-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2008.


07-082-O - AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2008 APPROPRIATION MONIES FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILORS STAUBER AND STEWART 

 

07-085-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING LICENSING OF UNLEASHED DOGS TO USE DESIGNATED AREAS AND TRAILS AMENDING SECTION 6-36 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 6-36.1, 6-36.2, AND 6-36.3 TO ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 6 THEREOF.


COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

07-084-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-32 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RENTAL LICENSING.

 

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-083-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 44-14 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING ILLUMINATION OF SIGNS.  (REPLACEMENT)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


07-078-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 27 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM S, SUBURBAN, TO C-5, PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ARROWHEAD ROAD APPROXIMATELY 1,360 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HAINES ROAD AND ARROWHEAD ROAD (FRANK HOLAPPA).


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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