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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, September 26, 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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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *11-0926-01           Duluth economic development authority minutes of July 27, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *11-0926-02           Duluth public utilities commission minutes of August 10, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *11-0926-03           Entertainment and convention center authority minutes of: (a) April 26; (b) May 31; (c) June 28; (d) July 15; (e) July 26, 2011, meetings. -- Received


   *11-0926-04           Library board minutes of June 28, 2011, 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 2


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON      (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


11-0441R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO IMPROVE A PORTION OF OXFORD STREET, LIVINGSTON AVENUE AND GLENWOOD STREET AND TO ASSESS A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF.  (RECONSIDERED & TABLED 9/12)


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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)


11-0483R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL LEVIED FOR REASSESSMENT OF CANCELED PERMANENT STREET ASSESSMENTS.


11-0485R - RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE NORTH SIDE OF SUPERIOR STREET AND THE SOUTH SIDE OF REGENT STREET BETWEEN 42ND AND 43RD AVENUES EAST AS TWO HOUR PARKING DURING SCHOOL HOURS.


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                     (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


11-0481R - RESOLUTION INCREASING THE PROPRIETARY CONTRACT WITH ALL COMPUTER SERVICE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES IN MAINFRAME OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT AND BUSINESS LICENSING AND RENTAL HOUSING, BY AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $24,475, FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $49,225.


BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


11-0458R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION LEADWORKER AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


11-0476R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER.


11-0478R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD CLASSIFICATION OF DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL.


11-0479R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE ANALYST INCLUDING A TITLE CHANGE TO CRIME AND INTELLIGENCE ANALYST AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FROM SAME.


11-0480R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NEW CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PARALEGAL-CONFIDENTIAL AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.


11-0484R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE CITY OF DULUTH’S APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY HOMELESS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


11-0494R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 11-0344 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION.


11-0495R - RESOLUTION VACATING A PORTION OF THE UTILITY EASEMENT ON THE VACATED RIGHT-OF-WAY OF BIRCH AVENUE ADJACENT TO GOODWILL INDUSTRIES LOCATED AT 700 GARFIELD AVENUE (GOODWILL INDUSTRIES).

 

NEW 11-0497R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING ADMINISTRATION PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS FOR CITY COUNCILORS WITHIN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER.

 

BY PRESIDENT GARDNER                (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


11-0482R - RESOLUTION DECLARING THE RESULTS OF THE PRIMARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD SEPTEMBER 13, 2011.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


11-0491R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT ACCEPTING AN EASEMENT FROM EDMUNDS SMITH CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC, AT NO COST.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


11-0460R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO FLUID INTERIORS, LLC, FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF PRIVATE OFFICE AND SYSTEMS FURNITURE FOR THE NEW PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $220,720.12.


11-0461R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHERN BUSINESS PRODUCTS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF TASK AND CONFERENCE ROOM SEATING FOR THE NEW PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $104,843.69.


11-0486R - RESOLUTION REMOVING THE NO PARKING 2 AM TO 6 AM NOVEMBER 1 THRU MAY 31 RESTRICTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF FOURTH STREET FROM SEVENTH AVENUE EAST TO WALLACE AVENUE.


11-0487R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY ACCEPTING GRANT FOR PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT AS PART OF ARMER RADIO SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $334,800.


11-0488R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC., TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE AS PART OF ARMER RADIO SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $523,131 PLUS TAX.


11-0489R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SUPERIOR STREET BETWEEN 3830 EAST SUPERIOR STREET AND 3860 EAST SUPERIOR STREET.


11-0492R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACE.


11-0493R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH SYSTEM PLANNING CORPORATION (TRI-DATA DIVISION) FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN CONDUCTING A MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS STUDY FOR THE DULUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR A TOTAL OF $78,610.


BY COUNCILOR HALBERG   (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


11-0490R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN THE AMOUNT OF $320,000 FOR THE LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO.


END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON      (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


NEW 11-0500R - RESOLUTION OF OPPOSITION TO THE CLOSURE OF THE DULUTH MAIL PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION PLANT AND BRANCH POST OFFICES.

 

BY COUNCILORS ANDERSON AND HARTMAN AND PRESIDENT GARDNER


NEW 11-0499R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING ADMINISTRATION REVIEW THE FEASIBILITY OF RESCINDING THE ONE-WAY STREET DESIGNATIONS OF FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD AVENUES WEST.

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


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


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


11-043-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 10084 AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO CORRECT THE MAP AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION.


11-044-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE CENTRAL HILLSIDE AREA TO MARY JO JUKICH FOR $10,000.


11-046-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 R-1, RESIDENTIAL-TRADITIONAL, TO R-2, RESIDENTIAL-URBAN, ON THE PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 1303 AND 1315 WEST ARROWHEAD ROAD (CITY OF DULUTH).


11-047-O - AN ORDINANCE AN 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 I-G, INDUSTRIAL-GENERAL, OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 306 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE (D.M.A. & ASSOCIATES).


NEW 11-048-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 10087 AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAZA AND LONDON ROAD FORM DISTRICTS.


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                   (FINANCE)


11-040-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OR NOTE OF THE CITY OF DULUTH IN THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,505,000 FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL SEWER UTILITY UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF.


11-041-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF $1,650,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL WATER UTILITY UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND PLEDGING REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF.


11-042-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT BONDS IN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $7,650,000 OF THE CITY OF DULUTH UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND LEVYING TAXES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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