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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, August 12, 2013, 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 FROM OTHER OFFICERS


   *13-0812-08           Chief finance officer operational comparison statistics for the cities of Bloomington, Rochester, St. Cloud, Minneapolis and St. Paul, pursuant to Resolution 13-0061. -- Received

 

   *13-0812-01           Clerk applications for exempt permits to the Minnesota gambling control board from: (a) Holy Family Catholic Church on November 3, 2013 (bingo); (b) Lake Superior Zoological Society on September 19, 2013 (raffle); (c) Lincoln Park Business Group on November 21, 2013 (bingo, raffle). -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *13-0812-02           Duluth airport authority minutes of June 19, 2013, meeting. -- Received


   *13-0812-03           Duluth citizen review board minutes of June 25, 2013, meeting. -- Received


   *13-0812-04           Duluth economic development authority minutes of May 22, 2013, meeting. - Received


   *13-0812-05           Duluth parking commission: (a) Minutes of: (1) April 30; (2) May 31; (3) June 21, 2013, meetings; (b) Resolutions: (1) To establish a monthly contract parking option for the Library/Depot Upper Lot (2013-13); (2) To establish a new hourly parking rate structure for the Library/Depot Upper Lot (2013-14); (3) To prohibit parking in front of Bethany Lutheran Church during Sunday church services (2013-15); (4) To establish event parking rates for city-owned parking facilities for July 25, 2013, through July 28, 2013 (2013-16). -- Received


   *13-0812-06           Duluth Seaway Port authority minutes of: (a) March 21; (b) April 25; (c) May 23, 2013, meetings. -- Received


   *13-0812-07           Spirit Mountain recreation area authority minutes of June 20, 2013, 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 KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


13-0385R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO AAD TEMPLE BUILDING, (KIA OF DULUTH CAR SHOW AND TIME TRIALS), 350 GARFIELD AVENUE.


13-0413R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO DONALD HOLM CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR REPAIR WORK ON THE RADISSON-LIBRARY SKYWALK TUNNEL IN THE AMOUNT OF $73,285.


13-0414R - RESOLUTION APPROVING ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO AAD TEMPLE BUILDING ASSOCIATION, (DULUTH BALLOON FESTIVAL), BAYFRONT PARK AND (HAUNTED HANGAR ON THE HILL), 4960 AIRPORT ROAD.


13-0415R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE FROM SCOTT SUTHERLAND, LLC (NORTH POLE BAR), 5606-5610 RALEIGH STREET TO NORTH POLE BAR, INC. (NORTH POLE BAR), SAME ADDRESS.


13-0416R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY LICENSE, AND DANCING LICENSE FROM TB DULUTH, LLC (RADISSON HOTEL DULUTH HARBORVIEW), 505 WEST SUPERIOR STREET TO WAYZATA DULUTH HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATES, LLC (RADISSON HOTEL DULUTH HARBORVIEW), SAME ADDRESS.


13-0417R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR DULUTH EAST ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.


13-0419R - RESOLUTION ISSUING A TEMPORARY ON SALE 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR LICENSE TO COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA, 1200 KENWOOD AVENUE.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-0403R - RESOLUTION GRANTING AN INTERIM USE PERMIT FOR A VACATION DWELLING UNIT AT 2931 LAKE AVENUE SOUTH (JENNIFER BECKEY).


13-0405R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO SELL OR CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE LINCOLN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD


13-0406R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO SELL OR CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE DULUTH HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD


13-0409R - RESOLUTION GRANTING AN INTERIM USE PERMIT FOR A VACATION DWELLING UNIT AT 611 WEST SKYLINE PARKWAY (CONNIE & LEE HOFFMAN).


BY COUNCILOR KRUG                (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)


13-0392R - RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT ACCEPTING A GRANT OF $232,177 FROM SENIOR SERVICE AMERICA, INC. TO OPERATE THE SENIOR AIDES PROGRAM FROM JULY 1, 2013 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014.


BY PRESIDENT BOYLE                      (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


13-0398R - RESOLUTION APPOINTING ELECTION JUDGES FOR THE SEPTEMBER 10, 2013, MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL BOARD PRIMARY ELECTION, AND THE NOVEMBER 5, 2013, MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL BOARD GENERAL ELECTION.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


13-0397R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF SIX CONTRACTS WITH THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE FOR FLOOD DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING FOR STREAM RESTORATION PROJECTS AS A RESULT OF THE JUNE 2012 FLOODING IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $761,920.


13-0404R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT TO VENTURE FUELS FOR PROVIDING COAL TO THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT FOR YEARS 2014, 2015, AND 2016 AT AN ESTIMATED $2,613,520 PER YEAR, AND A TOTAL ESTIMATED CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $7,840,560.


13-0410R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO A-1 EXCAVATING, INC. FOR THE 2012 FLOOD REPAIR PROJECT ON BRIDGE 69K15 ON TRIGGS AVENUE IN THE AMOUNT OF $202,589.75.


13-0412R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT OF PLUM STREET FROM NINTH AVENUE EAST TO SKYWOOD LANE AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $29,000.


13-0421R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO BARR ENGINEERING FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR STREAM RESTORATION, BANK STABILIZATION AND DEBRIS REMOVAL AS A RESULT OF THE JUNE 2012 FLOODING IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $198,500.


13-0422R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO LIMNOTECH FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR STREAM RESTORATION, BANK STABILIZATION AND DEBRIS REMOVAL AS A RESULT OF THE JUNE 2012 FLOODING IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $207,000.


13-0424R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SECOND INCREASE OF $550,000 TO THE CITY’S CONTRACT C21251 WITH VENTURE FUELS FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF COAL TO THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER OF 2013, FOR A NEW ESTIMATED CONTRACT TOTAL OF $8,440,640.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


13-0396R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A SECOND AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND THE CITY OF SUPERIOR TO EXTEND THE TERMINATION DATE TO JANUARY 30, 2014.


13-0407R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING UNCONDITIONAL GIFTS FROM INDIVIDUALS, CIVIC GROUPS, CORPORATIONS AND OTHER GROUPS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MOUNTED PATROL AND ESTABLISHING A DEDICATED ACCOUNT FOR THE PROJECT AND COMMITTING DONATIONS FOR THAT PURPOSE.


13-0411R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS FROM THE MINNESOTA BOARD OF FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND EDUCATION IN THE AMOUNTS OF $26,600 AND $13,965 (2013) $13,053.95 AND $13,546.05 (2012) FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL TRAINING AND ESTABLISHING A DEDICATED ACCOUNT FOR THE GRANTS.


13-0426R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACE.


BY COUNCILOR LARSON            (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


13-0427R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXCLUSIVE USE PERMIT AGREEMENT WITH BENTLEYVILLE TOUR OF LIGHTS, INC., A MINNESOTA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION, FOR THE PRODUCTION, PROMOTION, AND MANAGEMENT OF THE BENTLEYVILLE TOUR OF LIGHTS IN THE YEARS 2013, 2014 AND 2015.

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN                                (FINANCE)


13-0399R - RESOLUTION TRANSFERRING MONIES TO STREET IMPROVEMENT DEBT SERVICE FUND FROM THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TRUST FUND TO CANCEL 2014 DEBT SERVICE TAX LEVY.


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


13-0402R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ASTLEFORD INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE 2014 INTERNATIONAL MODEL 7500, 4X2 SINGLE AXLE CAB AND CHASSIS UNITS FOR STREET MAINTENANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $281,256.47.


13-0408R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE INTOXICATING AND ON SALE SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSE TO HACIENDA DEL SOL, INC. (HACIENDA DEL SOL), 319 E SUPERIOR STREET.


13-0418R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF THE FLAME NIGHTCLUB, INC. (FLAME NIGHTCLUB), 28 SOUTH FIRST AVENUE WEST.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR LARSON      (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


13-0425R - RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR AN ASSESSMENT OF THE MAIN DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY FACILITY.


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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN                                (FINANCE)


13-052-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1-7 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FINE FEES.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-051-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM RURAL RESIDENTIAL 1 (RR-1) TO MIXED USE INSTITUTIONAL (MU-I), FOR PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 4000 WEST NINTH STREET (NORTHWOOD CHILDREN’S SERVICES).


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR HARTMAN                                (FINANCE)


13-047-O - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING ORDINANCE NO. 10181, ADOPTED ON OCTOBER 22, 2012, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION LAKEWALK EXTENSION BONDS 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.


13-048-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $875,000 OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO FINANCE CROSS CITY TRAIL PHASE I 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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