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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, January 30, 2012, 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 - October 24 and November 14, 2011.

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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


   *12-0130-01           Minnesota state auditor Duluth/North Shore Sanitary District audit report for the year ended December 31, 2010. -- Received


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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

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REPORTS FROM OTHER OFFICERS


   *12-0130-02           Clerk applications for exempt permits (raffles) to the Minnesota gambling control board from: (a) Animal Allies Humane Society on April 18, 2012; (b) Lincoln Park Business Group on June 16, 2012; (c) Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association on March 24, 2012; (d) Pheasants Forever on April 27, 2012; (e) St John’s School on March 31, 201; (f) St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (bingo also) on: (1) March 25; (2) November 18, 2012; (g) United Northern Sportsmen Club. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *12-0130-03           Charter commission minutes of October 12, 2011, meeting. -- Received


   *12-0130-04           Duluth transit authority: (a) Minutes of November 30, 2011, meeting; (b) November 2011 income statement. -- 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 KRUG                                       (FINANCE)


12-0027R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 11-0632 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2012 REGARDING GOLF FEES.


12-0033R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BANKING SERVICES WITH M&I MARSHALL & ILSLEY BANK FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $86,000 IN YEAR 2012.


12-0044R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 11-0632 ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT AND FEE CHARGES FOR 2012; ADDING NEW PENALTIES FOR DAMAGE TO UNDERGROUND UTILITIES AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 48-227 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


12-0048R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PROPRIETARY ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH ALL COMPUTER SERVICE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES, AS WELL AS HARDWARE MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT IN MAINFRAME OPERATIONS DURING YEAR 2012, IN THE AMOUNT OF $96,512.44.


12-0049R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH LISCOMB HOOD MASON COMPANY FOR PROPERTY INSURANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $91,260.


NEW 12-0061R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THIRD ADDENDUM EXTENDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH RTW, INC., FOR THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2012, THROUGH FEBRUARY 1, 2013.


BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)

 

NEW 12-0060R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE DULUTH PARKING COMMISSION.


COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


12-0038R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTAMINATION CLEANUP PROGRAM GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING A SUB-RECIPIENT FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH ROHLFING OF DULUTH, INC.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

12-0037R - RESOLUTION AMENDING AND RENEWING JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT NO. 20604 WITH THE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY (DECC) FOR THE OPERATION OF THE MINNESOTA SLIP PEDESTRIAN DRAW BRIDGE DURING YEAR 2012 FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $35,628.69.


12-0040R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND, UPON APPROVAL, ACCEPTANCE OF A LOCAL ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT RELATED TO THE SAFETY, SHOULDER AND REHABILITATION IMPROVEMENTS OF STATE SCENIC BYWAY - NORTH SHORE SCENIC DRIVE.


12-0043R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THIRD AMENDMENT TO CITY CONTRACT NO. 21070, WITH INFOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS (MICHIGAN), INC., EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT AND INCREASING THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY $130,000.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


12-0011R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING QUARTERLY PAYMENTS TO ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR SHARED ACCESS TO SHIELD MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH NEMESIS (NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA ENFORCEMENT SAFETY INFORMATION SYSTEM) DURING 2012 FOR A TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $109,407.40.


12-0035R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES.

 


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


12-0058R - RESOLUTION APPROVING PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION OF VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR AND SPECIFYING CONTRACT BENEFITS FOR SAME.

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

12-0039R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) TO INSURE CERTAIN DEDA PROPERTY UNDER THE CITY’S PROPERTY AND BOILER INSURANCE POLICIES.


12-0047R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) FOR PARKING ON LOTS B, C AND D IN BAYFRONT AND USE OF DEDA PROPERTY ADJACENT THERETO.

 

COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

12-0034R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL STATE AID HIGHWAY.

 

BY COUNCILOR LARSON      (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


12-0045R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $250,000 FOR THE DULUTH TRAVERSE TRAIL PHASE I PROJECT.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE TABLED


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.  (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 12-19-2011)

 

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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRUG                                       (FINANCE)


NEW 12-007-O - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BUDGET OF THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR THE YEAR 2012; ADDING THE PARKS FUND CREATED THROUGH THE APPROVAL OF DULUTH VOTERS ON A REFERENDUM BALLOT IN NOVEMBER OF 2011.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


12-005-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-2, URBAN-RESIDENTIAL, TO MU-N, MIXED USE-NEIGHBORHOOD, ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1400 WOODLAND AVENUE (ST. LUKE’S).


12-006-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO DANIEL NEFF A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE EXTERIOR STORAGE OF PROPANE TANKS IN A LOCKABLE METAL STORAGE CONTAINER TO PROJECT INTO THE MICHIGAN STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY.


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRUG                                       (FINANCE)


12-001-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES AND FINES BY RESOLUTION, AMENDING SECTIONS 31-1 AND 31-6 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 31-8 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


12-003-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF AN EASEMENT ALONG WITH THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY, AS GRANTORS, IN FAVOR OF MINNESOTA POWER (LEGALLY INCORPORATED AS ALLETE) FOR UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL UTILITY PURPOSES.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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