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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, November 26, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

 

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC HEARING - 7:00 p.m. - UMD Resident Permit Parking Zone Expansion.


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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


   *12-1126-01           Building appeal board minutes of September 12, 2012, meeting. -- Received


   *12-1126-02           Community development committee minutes of: (a) August 21; (b) September 25; (c) October 9, 2012, meetings. -- Received


   *12-1126-03           Spirit Mountain recreation area authority minutes of October 18, 2012, 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 3                                     (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD/COUNCILOR KRAUSE


12-0546R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING DESIGN FOR A PERMANENT STREET IN AND AROUND JOSHUA AVENUE FROM MAPLE GROVE ROAD TO ARROWHEAD ROAD.  (TABLED 10/22)


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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 KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


12-0580R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH UNIQUE PAVING MATERIALS CORPORATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF 450 TONS OF UPM HIGH PERFORMANCE COLD MIX IN 2012 FOR A TOTAL OF $55,307.81.


BY COUNCILOR BOYLE                                  (PERSONNEL)


12-0575R - RESOLUTION ELECTING MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE DULUTH/NORTH SHORE SANITARY DISTRICT PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 115.23, SUBDIVISION 7.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


12-0582R - RESOLUTION AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN - FUTURE LAND USE MAP ALONG COMMONWEALTH AVENUE FROM STOWE STREET TO PRESCOTT STREET IN GARY NEW DULUTH (CITY OF DULUTH).


12-0590R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE PARKING MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


12-0406R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE LAKEWALK EAST EXTENSION PHASE V IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,784,190.14.


12-0579R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BRIDGE BOND GRANT AGREEMENT NO. 01618 AND ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND FOR THE REHABILITATION OF BRIDGE NO. L6007 AT SKYLINE PARKWAY OVER STEWART CREEK IN THE AMOUNT OF $73,143.


12-0581R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LHB, INC. FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF HAWTHORNE ROAD, VERMILION ROAD AND ST. MARIE STREET FROM SUPERIOR STREET TO WALLACE AVENUE IN THE AMOUNT OF $356,318.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


12-0587R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING A VARIANCE FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND INDEMNIFYING THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN CONNECTION WITH THE GRANTING OF A MINNESOTA STATE AID VARIANCE IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF HAWTHORNE ROAD, VERMILION ROAD AND ST. MARIE STREET.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


12-0576R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT AN AMENDED GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $611,626 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR DRUG AND VIOLENT CRIME TASK FORCE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013.


12-0578R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACE.


12-0586R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 89-0885 DESIGNATING PORTIONS OF CERTAIN STREETS IN THE VICINITY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH AS RESIDENT PERMIT PARKING ZONES.


12-0588R - RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH NO PARKING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF EAST CLOVER STREET AND ALLOW PARKING ON THE NORTH SIDE.

 

BY COUNCILOR LARSON      (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


12-0589R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISBURSEMENT OF GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,276 FROM PARKS FUND NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM.


12-0591R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3405 CARLTON STREET, DULUTH, MINNESOTA, IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS.


12-0592R - RESOLUTION GRANTING APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LOWER CHESTER PARK MASTER PLAN.

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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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)


12-068-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM RR-2 TO R-P THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN SHORES TOWNHOMES LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (CITY OF DULUTH).


12-069-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1 TO R-P THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE BLUFFS RIDGE ESTATES LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (CITY OF DULUTH).


12-070-O - AN ORDINANCE CREATING SECTIONS 50-15.7 AND 50-18.5, AND AMENDING SECTIONS 50-2, 50-13.3, 50-14.6, 50-14.7, 50-15.2, 50-18.4, 50-19.8, 50-20.3, 50-20.5, 50-27, 50-35, 50-37.1, 50-37.11, 50-38.6, 50-38.7, AND 50-41 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE.


12-071-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO RITCH MAKOWSKY A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AN ACCESSIBLE RAMP TO PROJECT INTO THE NORTH 29TH AVENUE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY.


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


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


12-065-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1 TO R-P THE PROPERTIES LOCATED IN THE COFFEE CREEK LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (CITY OF DULUTH).


12-066-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1 TO R-P THE PROPERTIES LOCATED IN THE BAYHILL COVE LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (CITY OF DULUTH).


12-067-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1 TO R-P THE PROPERTIES LOCATED IN THE EASTRIDGE ESTATES LOW DENSITY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (CITY OF DULUTH).


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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