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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING --- REPLACEMENT


Monday, December 19, 2011, 7:00 p.m.


ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC HEARING - 7:00 PM Business Subsidy Policy.

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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


   *11-1219-01           Clerk application for exempt permit to the Minnesota gambling control board from Duluth Entertainment Convention Center for raffle on November 3, 2012. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *11-1219-02           Spirit Mountain recreation area authority minutes of November 17, 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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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)


11-0632R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2012.


11-0687R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF DULUTH SUPERVISORY ASSOCIATION.


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                      (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


11-0666R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN THE PROPRIETARY CONTRACT WITH ALL COMPUTER SERVICE BY AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $23,000 FOR CONSULTING SERVICES IN MAINFRAME OPERATION AND SUPPORT THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2011, FOR A NEW CONTRACT TOTAL OF $72,225.


11-0671R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO EVOLVING SOLUTIONS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF NETAPP STORAGE EQUIPMENT/DEVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $146,399.38.


11-0688R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH NESC FORFIBER OPTIC CABLE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VARIOUS CITY FACILITIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $129,924.


BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                         (PERSONNEL)


11-0657R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF KENNETH J STROMQUIST TO THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY.


11-0674R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF ERICA ERICKSON TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION, REPLACING PATTI NADEAU.


11-0683R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE OF $20,000 IN YEAR 2011 TO AGREEMENT 21296 WITH DULUTH CLINIC, LTD, FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN ADMINISTERING A VARIETY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL TESTS AND SERVICES FOR CITY EMPLOYEES.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


11-0655R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) RELATING TO PARTICIPATION BY DEDA IN THE CITY OF DULUTH SELF INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM FOR 2012.


11-0660R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REIMBURSEMENT TO THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH BAY WEST, INC. IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $70,000 RELATED TO PHASE II SUBSURFACE ASSESSMENT AT BAYFRONT.

11-0670R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DEDICATION OF EASEMENTS FOR ACCESS PURPOSES OF THE VACATED 11TH AVENUE EAST LYING BETWEEN BLOCKS 39 AND 40,PORTLAND DIVISION OF DULUTH, AND AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITY PURPOSES LYING BETWEEN BLOCKS 36 AND 37, PORTLAND DIVISION OF DULUTH (FN10-111, ST LUKE’S HOSPITAL)


11-675R - RESOLUTION VACATING SOUTH 10TH AVENUE WEST SOUTH OF THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF RAILROAD STREET IN THE RECORDED PLAT OF BAYFRONT DIVISION OF DULUTH, FIRST RE-ARRANGEMENT, SAINT LOUIS COUNTY, MINNESOTA(PL 11-124, NORTH AMERICAN SALT).    (REPLACEMENT)


11-0677R - RESOLUTION VACATING THE UTILITY AND PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT IN THAT PART OF VACATED EIGHTH AVENUE EAST AND VACATED E. 11TH STREET, ALL IN LAKE VIEW DIVISION OF DULUTH MINNESOTA, AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BELOW; AND ACCEPTING A DEDICATED UTILITY AND PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT IN THAT PART OF LOTS 14, 15, 16, BLOCK 26, THAT PART OF LOTS 1, 2, 3, BLOCK 30 AND THAT PART OF VACATED EAST 11TH STREET, ALL IN LAKE VIEW DIVISION OF DULUTH MINNESOTA, AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BELOW(INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 709).  (REPLACEMENT)


11-0679R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A TRANSFER OF $343,659 IN THE 2012 HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM FROM THE 2007, 2008, 2010 PROGRAMS AND FUND 263 TO MAKE UP FOR PROJECTED DEFICITS IN THE 2012 PROGRAM DUE TO FEDERAL BUDGET REDUCTIONS.


NEW 11-0685R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO CAMIROS, LTD., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN UPDATING THE SIGN STANDARDS IN THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER OF THE CITYS LEGISLATIVE CODE (UDC)FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $45,000.

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN               (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


11-0658R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS WITH KURTIS AND YONHUI MARTIN AND SCOTT SOLEM FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT OF A SANITARY SEWER MAIN IN COLUMBIA STREET AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE DEDICATION OF NECESSARY EASEMENTS.


11-0662R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM OF STATE FARM INSURANCE, AS SUBROGEE OF JASON AND AMANDA EASTY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,495.43.


11-0663R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LHB, INC. FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN OF BRIDGE L6007 IN THE AMOUNT OF $89,862.


11-0678R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 11-0221R AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NPL CONSTRUCTION CO. FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH PRESSURE GAS MAINS AND SERVICES IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $220,000 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $680,739.82.


11-0682R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CHANGE ORDER TO PURCHASE ORDER NO. 2011-00000552 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HANCO UTILITIES, INC. FOR SUPPLEMENTAL CONSTRUCTION OF GAS MAINS AND SERVICES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $11,532.37 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $52,301.37.

 


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)

 

NEW 11-0636R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH LEXIPOL, LLC FOR POLICE TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT OF A POLICY MANUAL AND OTHER TRAINING SERVICES FOR A TERM OF THREE YEARS WITH AN ANNUAL AVERAGE COST OF $15,683 AND A TOTAL COST NOT TO EXCEED $47,050.


11-0654R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THREE ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES.


11-0664R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH L-3 COMMUNICATIONS MOBILE-VISION, INC., FOR THE TAX-EXEMPT PURCHASE OF EIGHT FLASHBACK 2 IN-CAR CAMERA VIDEO SYSTEMS FOR USE IN DULUTH POLICE PATROL SQUADS IN THE AMOUNT OF $78,039.10.


11-0665R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A $2,500 MET LIFE AWARD FROM THE SPIRIT VALLEY CITIZEN’S NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION


11-0667R - RESOLUTION REMOVING THE NO-PARKING RESTRICTION IN THE CUL-DE-SAC ON THE NORTH END OF BUTTERNUT AVENUE.


11-0673R - RESOLUTION TO LIMIT THE HOURS FOR ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING FROM 1:00 AM TO 7:00 AM WHEN ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ON 23RD AVENUE WEST FROM SUPERIOR STREET TO FIRST STREET.


11-0680R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN THE CITY’S CONTRACT WITH VIELE CONTRACTING, INC., FOR DEMOLITIONS BY AN AMOUNT OF $6,000, FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $57,681.


11-0684R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY CO-TENANCY AGREEMENT FOR JOINT MAINTENANCE AND USE OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING.


11-0686R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FIRST AMENDMENT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) FOR POLICE TRAINING IN EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS ON THE RAMP OF THE NORTHWEST AIRLINES AIRBUS MAINTENANCE BASE.


BY COUNCILOR HALBERG   (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


11-0659R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM FOR HOSTING A TRAVELING EXHIBIT AT THE MAIN LIBRARY ENTITLED STORYLAND: A TRIP THROUGH CHILDHOOD FAVORITES.


11-0669R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN ADDENDUM TO THE VIOLATION PROCESSING SERVICES AGREEMENT 20732 WITH COMPLUS DATA INNOVATIONS, INC., FOR ADMINISTRATION AND COLLECTION OF REVENUE FROM PARKING AND OTHER CITATIONS.



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)

 

11-0651 - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING $750,000 FROM THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TRUST FUND FOR THE 2012 POTHOLE REDUCTION PROGRAM.

 

 

BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                           (PERSONNEL)

 

11-0661R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF PARKING MANAGER, AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.

 

NEW 11-0690R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING ____________ TO THE DULUTH PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

 

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER                     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

11-0668R - RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUSINESS SUBSIDY POLICY.

 


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON                    (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

NEW 11-0691R - RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED RELATED TO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOR CORPORATE ENTITIES.

 

 

BY PRESIDENT GARDNER AND COUNCILOR ANDERSON


11-0689R - RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED “RECOGNITION OF MARRIAGE” CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

 

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR HALBERG                         (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)

 

11-0681R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 709, DULUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION PROGRAMS THROUGH COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION OF RESOURCES.

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

 


The following entitled ordinances are to be read for the second 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.

 

BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


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

 



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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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