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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, March 10, 2008, 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 - January 3, 7, 14 and 28, 2008.


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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


  *08-0310-01   Raymond W. Tiili, et al. (eight signatures), petition to vacate Wilbur Street between South Blackman Avenue and East Orange Street. -- Assessor


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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

 

  ●  Retiree healthcare benefits


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REPORTS FROM OTHER OFFICERS


  *08-0310-02   Assessor letter of sufficiency of petition to vacate Wilbur Street between South Blackman Avenue and East Orange Street.-- Received


  *08-0310-03    Clerk applications to the Minnesota gambling control board for exemption from lawful gambling licenses (raffles) from: (a) Duluth Sister Cities International on May 9, 2008; (b) Marshall School on May 2, 2008; (c) Minnesota Citizens Federation - Northeast on July 26, 2008. -- Received


  *08-0310-04   Parks and recreation department director minutes of Lake Superior zoological society January 23, 2008, meeting. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


  *08-0310-05   Board of zoning appeals minutes of:  (a) October 23; (b) November 27, 2007; (c) January 22, 2008, meetings. -- Received


  *08-0310-06   Duluth transit authority:  (a) Comparative revenue analysis for December 2007; (b) Minutes of January 2, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0310-07   Housing and redevelopment authority of Duluth minutes of:  (a) November 27; (b) December 18, 2007, meetings. -- Received


  *08-0310-08     Library board minutes of January 22, 2008, 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

  • Zoning Code changes
  • Pet licensing and registration
  • ISD 709 Meeting

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD


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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0013R - RESOLUTION DENYING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO ACES ON FIRST FOR THE SIDEWALK ABUTTING 113 WEST FIRST STREET (NICK PATRONAS). (TABLED 1/14 FOR CONSIDERATION OF 07-086-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 KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


08-0174R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH LISCOMB-HOOD-MASON COMPANY FOR PROPERTY INSURANCE COVERING CITY-OWNED BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT AND BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY DURING YEAR 2008 IN THE AMOUNT OF $87,886.99.


08-0183R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ADDENDUM TO THE AGREEMENT WITH CLEARSCRIPT TO PROVIDE MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO THE CITY GROUP HEALTH PLAN EFFECTIVE MARCH 11, 2008.

 

08-0191R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO CONFIDENCE LEARNING CENTER AND SECOND HARVEST NORTHERN LAKES FOOD BANK.

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


08-0179R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF SCOTT M. WALLSCHLAEGER AND THE APPOINTMENTS OF JENNIFER BAUMANN, RON BOSHEY, SR., AND SCOTT CHRISTENSEN, REPLACING CYNTHIA L. POTTS, ALLEN RICHARDSON AND PHILIP MONSON, TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE.


08-0180R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF NICHOLAS K. LANSING, ELIZABETH MACKAY, RICK MINOTTE AND JIM TOPIE TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION.


08-0181R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF SHARLA GARDNER, REPLACING RUSS STEWART, AND THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF RON ANDERSON, SANDY HOFF AND BARB PERRELLA TO THE ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT.

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

08-0176R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH NEENAH FOUNDRY COMPANY FOR REPLACEMENT CASTINGS AS NEEDED DURING YEAR 2008 FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $20,439.48.


08-0177R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH VIELE CONTRACTING, INC., FOR 5,577 TONS OF CLASS 5 GRAVEL FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES PROJECTS IN YEAR 2008 IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,191.02.


08-0178R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $18,187 GRANT FROM MNDNR FOR SURFACE WATER QUALITY AWARENESS OUTREACH PROGRAM.


08-0188R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO SEH, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR 2008 WATERMAIN REPLACEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $30,600.


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)


08-0172R - RESOLUTION APPROVING AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC., FOR SERVICES RELATED TO THE DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $75,889.


08-0184R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH ISD 709 TO AMEND CITY CONTRACT NUMBER 20542, THE POLICE-SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM AGREEMENT.


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON  (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


08-0173R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND, IF APPROVED, THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FROM MNDNR FOR REHABILITATING CHESTER PARK SKI TRAIL BRIDGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,825.

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

08-0194R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LAKE SUPERIOR AREA FAMILY SERVICES FOR THE OPERATION OF AN OUTREACH GAMBLING PROGRAM DURING YEAR 2008 IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,000.

 

08-0200R - RESOLUTION RECORDING COUNCIL’S INTENT - REFERRING TO RESOLUTION 08-0093.

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0064R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,000. (REPLACEMENT)


08-0186R - RESOLUTION VACATING 14TH STREET ALLEY BETWEEN PIEDMONT AVENUE AND U.S. HIGHWAY 53 (RAY WOOD).

 

08-0187R - RESOLUTION DENYING THE VACATION OF THE 14TH STREET ALLEY BETWEEN PIEDMONT AVENUE AND U.S. HIGHWAY 53 (RAY WOOD).

 

BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

08-0196R - RESOLUTION DECLARING CITY’S STRATEGY FOR REGULATION OF RENTAL HOUSING.

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

08-0175R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH FOR PROFESSIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY AND EASEMENT ACQUISITION SERVICES DURING YEAR 2008 FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $20,000.

 

BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON  (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

08-0185R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A THREE YEAR CONTRACT WITH MICHELLE HAYKO FOR PROFESSIONAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,500 PER YEAR.

 


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


07-086-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 45-103 AND 8-54 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO CONCURRENT USE PERMITS FOR EXPANSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SERVING AREAS. (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 1/7 FOR REVIEW BY PLANNING & ALCOHOL, GAMBLING & TOBACCO COMMISSIONS)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-001-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO NICK PATRONAS, DBA ACES ON FIRST, A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO OCCUPY, SERVE AND MAINTAIN A COUNTER TO SERVE LIQUOR ON THE SIDEWALK ABUTTING 113 WEST FIRST STREET AND IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS IN RELATION TO SUCH CONCURRENT USE PERMIT. (TABLED 1/28 FOR CONSIDERATION OF 07-086-O)


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


COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

08-019-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 5-32, 5-34, 5-36, 5-37, 5-38, 5-40, 5-41 AND 5-42 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT LICENSING.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-021-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-143 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.

 

BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

08-022-O - AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTE 462.355, SUBD. 4, TO PRESERVE THE STATUS QUO PENDING THE COMPLETION AND REPORT OF A STUDY AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE STUDY INCLUDING AMENDING THE CITY’S ZONING AND RENTAL LICENSING ORDINANCES AS THEY MAY PERTAIN TO AREAS SURROUNDING THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND THE COLLEGE OF SAINT SCHOLASTICA. (REPLACEMENT)

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON  (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

08-023-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-32 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RENTAL LICENSING. (REPLACEMENT)

 

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

08-017-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 8-13, 8-35, 8-41, 8-42, 8-43, 8-44, 8-56 AND 8-63 AND REPEALING 8-29.5 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; REGULATING THE SALES OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR.


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT REINERT                  (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


08-018-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING REGULATIONS CLARIFYING THE PARKING AFFECTED, AMENDING SECTIONS 33-97.1 AND 33-97.2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.

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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS


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