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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, June 9, 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 - April 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


  *08-0609-01  Forest Hill Cemetery, et al. (two signatures), petition to reclassify from S to R-1-b Lots 6 - 14, Block 4, Woodland Park Sixth Division. -- Assessor


  *08-0609-02  John Hovland petition to vacate all the streets, alleys and easements in the new Plat of Eastridge. -- Assessor


  *08-0609-03  Vineyard Church appealing cost of assessment for undisclosed sewer connection fees on property at 1533 West Arrowhead Road. -- Received


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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

 

  ●  Retiree healthcare benefits


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REPORTS FROM OTHER OFFICERS


  *08-0609-04  Assessor letter of sufficiency of petition to reclassify from S to R-1-b Lots 6 - 14, Block 4, Woodland Park Sixth Division. -- Received


  *08-0609-05  Clerk application to the Minnesota gambling control board for exemption from lawful gambling license (raffle) from Duluth Amateur Hockey on January 9, 2009. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


  *08-0609-06  Civil service board minutes of May 6, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0609-07  Community development committee minutes of:  (a) February 26; (b) March 25, 2008, meetings. -- Received


  *08-0609-08  Duluth legacy endowment fund advisory board minutes of:  (a)  February 26; (b) March 25; (c) April 29, 2008, meetings. -- Received


  *08-0609-09  Duluth airport authority balance sheet of March 31, 2008. -- Received


  *08-0609-10  Duluth transit authority:  (a) Income statement for February, 2008; (b) Minutes of March 26, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0609-11  Library board minutes of:  (a) March 25; (b) April 22, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0609-12  Special board of review minutes of May 15, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0609-13  Tree commission minutes of:  (a) March 18; (b) April 15, 2008, meetings. -- 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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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0328R - RESOLUTION DENYING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, AMENDING PUBLIC DOCUMENT NO. 03-0324-15 ENTITLED “RAMSEY VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD DOCUMENTS OF IMPLEMENTATION” (SVCNDA). (TABLED 5/27 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 08-037-O)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILORS ANDERSON, STAUBER AND GARDNER


08-0341R - RESOLUTION DESIGNATING CERTAIN TRAILS AND AREAS FOR USE AS OFF-LEASH DOG TRAILS AND AREAS. (TABLED 5/27 FOR PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW)

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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)


08-0355R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO IRVING YOUTH HOCKEY.


08-0356R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSES OF VARIOUS LICENSEES.

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)

 

08-0349R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF MARTHA WATSON TO THE LIBRARY BOARD, REPLACING MAVIS WHITEMAN.


08-0362R - RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING PORTIA JOHNSON AND APPOINTING JOHN D. SCHWETMAN AND MICHELLE HOOEY TO THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD, REPLACING DENNIS E. BIRCHLAND AND KEITH J. STAUBER.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0360R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO URBAN REVITALIZATION ACTION PROGRAM (URAP) AGREEMENT AND LOAN, MODIFICATION TO HOME PROGRAM LOAN AGREEMENT AND MHFA MASTER SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT AND ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATE ALL RELATED TO MEMORIAL PARK APARTMENTS.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-0346R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 08-0124 AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION OF THE CONTRACT WITH COMO OIL AND PROPANE COMPANY THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008, AND AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE OF $40,000 (CHANGE #2) FOR A NEW CONTRACT TOTAL OF $295,165.25.


08-0351R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF YEAR 2008 STREET IMPROVEMENT OF FAIRMOUNT NORTH IN THE AMOUNT OF $534,942.60.

 

08-0352R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VIELE CONTRACTING, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE HARRISON COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,630.


08-0353R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VIELE CONTRACTING, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 54TH AVENUE EAST FROM NORWOOD STREET TO 145 FEET NORTHERLY IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,490.

 

08-0354R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO KALKBRENNER PLUMBING AND HEATING, INC., FOR THE 2008 REHABILITATION OF PRIVATE SEWER SERVICES IN BASINS 25 AND 26 - PHASE II, IN THE AMOUNT OF $158,300.


08-0358R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO A. JOHNSON COMPANY, DBA ARROWHEAD PAINTING COMPANY, FOR PAINTING OF 2,207 GAS METER PIPING SETS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DULUTH IN THE AMOUNT OF $23,923.88.


08-0359R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAIL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT AGREEMENT FOR FY2009 WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $19,630.


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON   (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


08-0350R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING REIMBURSEMENT MONEY IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,084.76 FROM THE ARROWHEAD LIBRARY SYSTEM FOR THE PURCHASE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS AND ONLINE RESOURCES.


08-0361R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH THE KEENE CREEK YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR THEIR USE OF IRVING RECREATION AREA AND BUILDING.


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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


COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                      (PERSONNEL)


08-0348R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF MICHELLE M. GORDON, ANTHONY F. LaDEAUX, WARNER B. WIRTA, RICKY W. DeFOE AND JOYCELYN DORSCHER AND THE APPOINTMENTS OF RON BOSHEY, SR., AND ANTOINETTE DICKENSON TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN COMMISSION, REPLACING MICHAEL SAYERS AND BRIAN C. WILSON, JR.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

 

ORDINANCE FOR RECONSIDERATION

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                             (FINANCE)

 

08-036-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 43-16, 43-25, 43-31, 43-33, 43-33.1, AND 43-36 AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 43-11.1 AND 43-33.4 TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ALL PERTAINING TO PROTECTION OF WATER QUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM. (AMENDMENT)

 

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ORDINANCES TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILORS GILBERT AND GARDNER


08-020-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-55.1 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO KEEPING CHICKENS IN CITY.  (TABLED 4/28 FOR PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILORS STAUBER, ANDERSON AND GARDNER


08-035-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.  (TABLED 5/27 FOR PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW)


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                                  (FINANCE)


08-047-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE COMMUNITY ARTS SET-ASIDE, AMENDING SECTION 20-19 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


08-042-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, AMENDING SECTION 50-118 RELATING TO INTERIM ORDINANCES.


08-045-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE COMMUNITY ARTS SET-ASIDE, AMENDING SECTION 20-19 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.


BY COUNCILORS KRAUSE AND FEDORA


08-044-O - AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION; AMENDING SECTION 2-109 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-040-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-36.3 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ALLOWING SUBSURFACE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS IN LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS.

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-043-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA POWER PERTAINING TO DULUTH STEAM DISTRICT NO. 2 AND THE SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY, RIGHTS AND INTERESTS AS AUTHORIZED THEREIN.

 

08-049-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 43-16, 43-25, 43-31, 43-33, 43-33.1, AND 43-36 AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 43.11.1 AND 43-33.4 TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ALL PERTAINING TO PROTECTION OF WATER QUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM.

 

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


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-037-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, AMENDING PUBLIC DOCUMENT NO. 03-0324-15 ENTITLED “RAMSEY VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD DOCUMENTS OF IMPLEMENTATION” (SVCNDA).


08-038-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 28, AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-B, ONE AND TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, TO C-5, PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY AT 404 WEST MYRTLE STREET (KOEHLER/CMRA).


08-039-O - AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO HRLBUT-ZEPPA CHARITABLE TRUST FOR TWO MARQUEE’S TO PROJECT INTO AND OVER THE RIGHT-OF WAY OF EAST SUPERIOR STREET, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 222 EAST SUPERIOR STREET (AH ZEPPA FAMILY FOUNDATION).


BY PRESIDENT REINERT AND COUNCILOR ANDERSON


08-041-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-27 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 29A-32.1 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RENTAL LICENSING. (REPLACEMENT 2) (AMENDMENTS)

 

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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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