AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING - REPLACEMENT


Monday, December 5, 2011, 7:00 p.m.


ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - .

PUBLIC HEARING - 7:00 PM 2012 Budget.

                                 7:00 PM General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds.

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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


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


11-1205-01                  Duluth transit authority: (a) Minutes of September 28, 2011, meeting; (b) August 2011 income statement. -- Received


11-1205-02                  Library board minutes of October 25, 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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UNFINISHED BUSINESS


(COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


BY PRESIDENT GARDNER, COUNCILORS HALBERG AND HARTMAN


11-0649R -RESOLUTION AMENDING THE STANDING RULES ADDING A NEW RULE 18 - USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS.

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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)


11-0637R - RESOLUTION DISTRIBUTING THE ESTIMATED 2012 TOURISM TAXES OF HOTEL-MOTEL AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE. AND DISTRIBUTING AN ADDITIONAL $231,900 TO DECC EXPANSION AND LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER DEBT SERVICE.


11-0638R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2012, TO DECEMBER 31, 2012, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY.


11-0639R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2012, TO DECEMBER 31, 2012, OPERATION BUDGET OF THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

 

11-0648R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 11-0182R CHANGING THE LINE OF CREDIT REPAYMENT DATE FROM OCTOBER 31 TO DECEMBER 31.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


11-0650R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A TERMINATION OF LOAN AGREEMENT AND A NEW LOAN AGREEMENT WITH GREATER MINNESOTA HOUSING FUND TO FUND A REVOLVING LINE OF CREDIT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


11-0652R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND, UPON APPROVAL, ACCEPTANCE OF A NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY GRANT RELATED TO INTERMODAL IMPROVEMENTS AND REHABILITATION OF STATE SCENIC BYWAY - SKYLINE PARKWAY.


11-0653R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND, UPON APPROVAL, ACCEPTANCE OF A NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY GRANT RELATED TO THE SAFETY, SHOULDER AND REHABILITATION IMPROVEMENTS TO STATE SCENIC BYWAY - NORTH SHORE SCENIC DRIVE.


BYCOUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


11-0646R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO ENVENTIS TELECOM, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF DATA EQUIPMENT RACKS AND RELATED POWER EQUIPMENT FOR THE CITY’S BACKUP DATA CENTER FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $57,060.48.


BY COUNCILOR HALBERG  (RECREATION, LIBRARY AND AUTHORITIES)

11-0623R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH ARROWHEAD ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY, INC.

 

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)

 

11-0640R - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, STATING THE INTENT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL EQUIPMENT NOTES, SERIES 2012, AND APPROVING THE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT LIST ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOTES IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $4,750,000.


11-0641R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF A $282,620 GENERAL OBLIGATION SEWER UTILITY REVENUE NOTE, SERIES 2011D, AND PROVIDING FOR ITS PAYMENT.


11-0642R - RESOLUTION APPROVING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND STATING INTENT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 475.521.


11-0645R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR JANUARY 1, 2012, TO DECEMBER 31, 2012, BUDGETS OF THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY


11-0647R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING ANNUAL BONDING PLAN FOR 2012.

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER    (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

11-0643R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO GRANT IN PART THE APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE FROM SIGN REGULATIONS BY GRANDMA’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL, INC.

 

11-0644R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO GRANT IN PART THE APPLICATION FOR A VARIANCE FROM SIGN REGULATIONS BY GRANDMA’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL, INC.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

 

                                                                                                                                           ORDINANCES TABLED

 

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

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR FEDORA                                  (FINANCE)

 

11-061-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2012.

 

11-062-O - AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012 APPROPRIATION MONIES FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

11-063-O - AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY, FOR THE YEAR 2012.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)

 

 11-060-O-AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN              (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

11-059-O - AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING WORK WHICH DAMAGES CITY UTILITIES AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF, AMENDING CHAPTER 48 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE XIII THERETO.

 

 BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                               (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

11-054-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING CHAPTER 33, ARTICLE VI, AND AMENDING SECTIONS 33-101, 33-108, 33-110, 33-111.1 AND 33-221 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, CREATING A NEW DULUTH PARKING COMMISSION.                                                                 (AMENDED)

 

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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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