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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, March 14, 2011, 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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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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PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS


   *11-0314-01           Jeff Stuermer communication regarding the proposed reclassification of Park Point from Eighth Street to 11th Street, from Minnesota Avenue to the rear property line (11-008-O). -- Received


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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *11-0314-02           Civil service board minutes of January 11, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *11-0314-03           Commission on disabilities minutes of February 2, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *11-0314-04           Duluth airport authority minutes of January 11, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *11-0314-05           Duluth economic development authority minutes of January 26, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *11-0314-06           Duluth public arts commission minutes of: (a) January 24; (b) February 13, 2011, meetings. -- Received


   *11-0314-07           Entertainment and convention center authority minutes of February 22, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *11-0314-08           Housing and redevelopment authority minutes of: (a) December 28, 2010; (b) January 25, 2011: (1) Annual; (2) Regular, meetings. -- Received


   *11-0314-09           Parking commission recommendation regarding parking meters in the Lincoln Park business area, pursuant to Resolution 10-0576. -- 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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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)


11-0120R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF THE 2009 LAKESIDE LOWER CENTRAL STREET IMPROVEMENT CONTRACT.


11-0121R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED TO DEFRAY THE ASSESSABLE PORTION OF 2009 WOODLAND AVENUE MSA KENT ROAD TO ARROWHEAD ROAD CONTRACT.


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                     (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


11-0111R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE AND TEMPORARY DANCE LICENSE TO HERMANTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, 4015 AIRPARK BOULEVARD. (REPLACEMENT)


11-0112R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND ISSUING TEMPORARY DANCE LICENSES TO GRANDMA’S MARATHON - DULUTH, INC., CANAL PARK DRIVE AND BUCHANAN STREET.


11-0113R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO NORTHLAND VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION (BLUES FEST), BAYFRONT PARK.

 

11-0137R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH E.O. JOHNSON COMPANY, INC., FOR INVENTORY, ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO THE CITY’S IMAGING REPRODUCTION FACILITIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,500.


BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


11-0119R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ASSISTANT CITY AUDITOR INCLUDING A TITLE CHANGE TO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


11-0122R - RESOLUTION ABOLISHING 29 OBSOLETE AND INACTIVE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS.


11-0123R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF SAFETY AND TRAINING SPECIALIST AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


11-0133R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PROJECT ENGINEER.


11-0134R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PERMIT PROCESS SUPERVISOR AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


11-0118R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY (MINNESOTA HOUSING) RELATED TO THE LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.


11-0124R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $5,000 AND $4,000 IN SETTLEMENT OF THE DEBTS OWED TO THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND FORMERLY OPERATED BY NORTH STAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF RELEASES.


11-0125R - RESOLUTION DISCHARGING $105,240.76 IN DEBT OWED TO THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND FORMERLY OPERATED BY NORTH STAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN            (PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES)


11-0108R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF AND AMENDMENTS TO A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TO ALLOW REPAIRS TO THE DULUTH AERIAL LIFT BRIDGE.


11-0109R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO ARROWHEAD CONCRETE WORKS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF READY-MIX CONCRETE DURING YEAR 2011 AT AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $81,599.06.


11-0126R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH VESSCO, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF TWO DRY POLYMER MAKE-DOWN SYSTEMS FOR THE LAKEWOOD WATER TREATMENT PLANT FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $81,215.44.


11-0129R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT FOR THE 2011 STREET PRESERVATION PROJECT AND TO ASSESS A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF.  (REPLACEMENT)


11-0130R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 10-0422 AWARDING A CONTRACT FOR A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH SALO ENGINEERING, INC., FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND FINAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PLANS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF IVANHOE STREET FROM 49TH AVENUE EAST TO 54TH AVENUE EAST IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,014 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $90,534.52.


11-0135R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH WOOLPERT, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE A SERVICE UPGRADE OF HIGHER DENSITY LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING (LIDAR) DATA AND TO PROVIDE THREE INCH PIXEL IMAGERY OF THE CITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $118,750.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


11-0114R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN PUBLIC PLACES IN CANAL PARK ON JUNE 18, 2011, IN CONJUNCTION WITH GRANDMA'S MARATHON AND SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS.


11-0117R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING REVISED PENALTY SCHEDULE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES PURSUANT TO DULUTH CITY CODE CHAPTER 12.


11-0132R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FROM FEMA IN THE AMOUNT OF $152,640 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING VARIOUS SAFETY-RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.


BY COUNCILOR HALBERG   (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


11-0060R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE ARROWHEAD ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AGENCY FOR THE PROVISION OF THE SENIOR DINING AND MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAMS.


11-0115R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO MEYER GROUP OF DULUTH, PC, FOR PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURE, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO MECHANICAL SYSTEM AND BUILDING ENVELOPE UPGRADES AT THE MAIN LIBRARY FOR A TOTAL OF $56,160.


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                     (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

11-0116R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NELSON AUTO CENTER, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF THREE 2011 GMC SIERRA 2500HD 4WD EXTENDED CAB WORK TRUCKS FOR A TOTAL OF $104,930.07.


11-0127R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO THANE HAWKINS POLAR CHEVROLET FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF FOUR 2011 CHEVROLET EXPRESS CARGO VANS FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $90,024.97.


11-0128R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHSTAR INTERNATIONAL, INC., D.B.A. ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS, FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF THREE 2011 INTERNATIONAL MODEL 7500 SINGLE AXLE CAB AND CHASSIS UNITS FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $245,920.94.

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILORS ANDERSON AND HARTMAN

 

11-0140R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING S.F. NO. 197 PERMITTING SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES.


BY PRESIDENT GARDNER            (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


11-0138R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT APPOINTMENTS TO THE TOURISM TAX TASK FORCE (REPLACEMENT)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN            (PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES)

 

11-0131R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT OF IVANHOE STREET FROM 49TH AVENUE EAST TO 54TH AVENUE EAST AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $1,369,200.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


11-004-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AS REFERENCED IN CHAPTER 50, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM I-W, INDUSTRIAL WATERFRONT, TO MU-W, MIXED USE WATERFRONT, PROPERTY AT 1000 MINNESOTA AVENUE (LAKEHEAD BOAT BASIN, INC.). (TABLED 2/14)


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


COMMITTEE 2


BY PRESIDENT GARDNER                (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


11-008-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AS REFERENCED IN CHAPTER 50, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM MU-B, MIXED USE-BUSINESS PARK, TO R-1, RESIDENTIAL TRADITIONAL, THAT AREA OF PARK POINT FROM EIGHTH STREET TO 11TH STREET, FROM MINNESOTA AVENUE TO THE REAR PROPERTY LINE (CITY OF DULUTH).


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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