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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, December 6, 2010, 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 15 and 19, 2010.

PUBLIC HEARINGS -  7:00 PM - 2011 Tax Levy and Budget.

7:00 PM - Capital Improvement Projects.


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MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Duluth City Council is to develop effective public policy rooted in citizen involvement that results in excellent municipal services and creates a thriving community prepared for the challenges of the future.

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TOOLS OF CIVILITY: 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


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REPORTS FROM OTHER OFFICERS


   *10-1206-01           Clerk application for exempt permit (raffle) to the Minnesota gambling control board from Rotary Club of Duluth on March 10, 2011. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *10-1206-02           Duluth airport authority: (a) Minutes of October 19, 2010, meeting; (b) Unaudited balance sheet of September 30, 2010. -- Received


   *10-1206-03           Duluth economic development authority minutes of October 20, 2010, meeting. -- Received


   *10-1206-04           Duluth public utilities commission minutes of October 13, 2010, meeting. -- Received


   *10-1206-05           Duluth transit authority: (a) Income statement for August 2010; (b) Minutes of September 29, 2010, 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

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

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RESOLUTION TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


10-0579R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2011.  (TABLED 11/22 FOR 12/20 PUBLIC HEARING)


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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 FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)

 

10-0610R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2011, TO DECEMBER 31, 2011, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY.


10-0611R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2011, TO DECEMBER 31, 2011, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY.


10-0612R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2011, TO DECEMBER 31, 2011, BUDGETS OF THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                     (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


10-0592R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR ALS ASSOCIATION.


10-0593R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING PREMISE PERMIT TO COMMUNITY CHARITIES OF MINNESOTA.

 

10-0620R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT CONVENTION CENTER, 350 HARBOR DRIVE.

 

BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


10-0601R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PAYROLL PRACTITIONER, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


10-0602R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


10-0603R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF MAINTENANCE WORKER.


10-0604R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE TITLE OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PAYROLL COORDINATOR TO PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR.


10-0605R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


10-0606R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS REPRESENTATIVE, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


10-0607R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


10-0608R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES BENEFITS TECHNICIAN INCLUDING A TITLE CHANGE TO HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNICIAN.


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT ANDERSON              (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


10-0591R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO HELP INCREASE PUBLIC ACCESS TO ENGER TOWER.


10-0594R - RESOLUTION REPEALING RESOLUTION 86-0426 CREATING THE VOTING ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR GAUTHIER              (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


10-0589R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 10-0424 AWARDING A CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES TO AYRES ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING FOR THE ANDERSON ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $124,100 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $432,001.


10-0600R - RESOLUTION AMENDING GUIDELINES FOR THE PRIVATE SEWER SERVICE GRANT PROGRAM.


10-0609R - RESOLUTION INCREASING THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE ORDER TO ARROWHEAD CONCRETE WORKS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF READY-MIX CONCRETE DURING YEAR 2010, BY $35,000, FOR AN ESTIMATED CONTRACT TOTAL OF $90,000.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


10-0595R - RESOLUTION AMENDING CITY CONTRACT NO. 21014 WITH LHB ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, INC., TO INCLUDE SPECIAL INSPECTION AND MATERIALS TESTING SERVICES, INCREASING THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY $34,379.


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


10-0590R - RESOLUTION DISTRIBUTING THE ESTIMATED 2011 TOURISM TAXES OF HOTEL-MOTEL AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE.  (AMENDMENT)


10-0596R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING ANNUAL BONDING PLAN FOR 2011.


10-0597R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF A $3,534,265 GENERAL OBLIGATION WATER UTILITY REVENUE NOTE, SERIES 2010D, AND PROVIDING FOR ITS PAYMENT.


10-0598R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND CALLING FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON INTENTION TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 475.521.


10-0599R - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, STATING THE INTENT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL EQUIPMENT NOTES, SERIES 2011, AND APPROVING THE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT LIST ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOTES IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $4,550,000.

 

10-0624R - RESOLUTION STATING COUNCIL POLICY REGARDING SNOW DUMP SITES FOR THE 2010/2011 SNOW SEASON. (REPLACEMENT)

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER AND PRESIDENT ANDERSON

 

10-0625R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE FOR SELECTING A CANDIDATE TO FILL THE FOURTH DISTRICT COUNCIL SEAT OF KERRY GAUTHIER.

 

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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 FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


10-066-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2011.


10-067-O - AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 APPROPRIATION MONIES FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.


10-069-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2011.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


10-063-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH TO EXERCISE POWERS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, CHAPTER 462C, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF DULUTH.

 

10-068-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 50-18.1, 50-36.6 AND 50-41.269 OF CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SHORELAND STANDARDS.


BY PRESIDENT ANDERSON              (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


10-061-O - AN ORDINANCE ADDING NEW SECTIONS 34-15 AND 34-16 TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGARDING TRUANCY ABATEMENT.

 

10-062-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 29A OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO THE CITY HOUSING, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND RENTAL CODE.  (REPLACEMENT) (AMENDMENT)


10-065-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE FILE NO. 10-059 AND AMENDING CHAPTER III, SECTION 13, OF THE CITY OF DULUTH HOME RULE CHARTER, 1912, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO ORDINANCE PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS.


10-070-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-27, AND REPEALING SECTION 29A-32.1, OF CHAPTER 29A OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO THE RENTAL LICENSING 300 FOOT RULE.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR GAUTHIER              (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


10-064-O - AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE DPUC TO HEAR APPEALS UNDER CHAPTERS 43 AND 48 OF THE CODE, AMENDING SECTIONS 43-33.2, 48-1 AND 48-15.3 AND ARTICLE XV OF CHAPTER 48 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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