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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, November 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 OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *13-1112-01           Civil service board minutes of: (a) June 4, (b) June 25, 2013, meetings. -- Received


   *13-1112-02           Duluth citizen review board minutes of September 24, 2013, meeting. -- Received


   *13-1112-03           Duluth economic development authority minutes of September 25, 2013, meeting. -- Received


   *13-1112-04           Duluth Seaway Port authority budget summary of October 2013. -- Received


   *13-1112-05           Duluth transit authority: (a) Minutes of August 28, 2013, meeting; (b) August 2013 financial statement. -- Received


   *13-1112-06           Housing and redevelopment authority minutes of: (a) August 27, (b) September 24, 2013, meetings. -- Received


   *13-1112-07           Library board minutes of September 24, 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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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 HARTMAN                                (FINANCE)


13-0551R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF TAXABLE GENERAL OBLIGATION AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SERIES 2013B.

 

BY COUNCILOR HANSON                (PURCHASING & LICENSING)

 

13-0544R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH CRYSTEEL TRUCK EQUIPMENT, INC., FOR THE OUTFITTING OF THREE (3) 2014 INTERNATIONAL CAB AND CHASSIS UNITS FOR FLEET SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $247,752.72.


NEW 13-0565R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE TO THE DULUTH LIBRARY FOUNDATION, (LIBATIONS AT THE LIBRARY), 520 WEST SUPERIOR STREET.


NEW 13-0566R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR DULUTH PLAYHOUSE, INC.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-0545R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BUILDING OFFICIAL TO ABATE CERTAIN NUISANCES BY REMOVAL OF STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF DULUTH.

 

13-0561R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH SUMMIT ENVIROSOLUTIONS TO IMPLEMENT A HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY OF THE EAST END RESIDENTIAL AREA – PHASE V IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $17,000.

 

13-0562R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT FOR LOAN A WITH ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL OF DULUTH IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $289,899.43, CONTINGENT UPON RECEIPT OF A MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND GRANT - 2012 DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.


13-0564R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT FOR LOAN A WITH BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY AND TATE & LYLE INGREDIENTS AMERCAS LLC IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $688,642.59, CONTINGENT UPON RECEIPT OF A MINNESOTA INVESTMENT FUND GRANT - 2012 DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.


BY PRESIDENT BOYLE                      (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)


NEW 13-0548R - RESOLUTION DECLARING THE RESULTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 5, 2013.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


13-0540R - RESOLUTION AMENDING A CONTRACT WITH BARR ENGINEERING FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR PREPARATION OF MRTF AND OTHER GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR STREAM RESTORATION AS A RESULT OF THE JUNE 2012 FLOOD IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $25,000 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $200,000.


13-0542R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VEIT & COMPANY, INC. FOR THE 2012 FLOOD REPAIR PROJECT ON AMITY CREEK BRIDGES IN THE AMOUNT OF $286,900.

 

13-0555R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LHB, INC. FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FOR FLOOD REPAIR OF BRIDGE NO. L8496, TOLEDO STREET AT CHESTER CREEK, IN THE AMOUNT OF $37,274.


13-0558R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LHB, INC. FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN OF FLOOD REPAIR OF MULTIPLE BRIDGES IN THE AMOUNT OF $196,998.


13-0559R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 13-0340 AUTHORIZING THE 2012 ROAD AND BRIDGE DISASTER RELIEF BOND GRANT AGREEMENT 02226 AND ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND FOR ENGINEERING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF VINLAND STREET BETWEEN IRWIN AVENUE AND BOUNDARY AVENUE, INCREASING THE GRANT AMOUNT BY $52,664.13 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $214,093.15


13-0560R - RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 13-0341 AUTHORIZING THE 2012 ROAD AND BRIDGE DISASTER RELIEF BOND GRANT AGREEMENT 02227 AND ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE TRANSPORTATION FUND FOR ENGINEERING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF 27TH AVENUE WEST BETWEEN THIRD STREET AND 11TH STREET, INCREASING THE GRANT AMOUNT BY $45,497.07 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $138, 180.37.


13-0563R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF APPROXIMATELY 266 FEET OF WATER MAIN IN LIVINGSTON AVENUE AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $19,040.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


13-0527R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES.

 

13-0543R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH MOTOROLA, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF PORTABLE/MOBILE POLICE RADIOS AND DESKTOP CONTROL SYSTEMS IN THE AMOUNT OF $111,923.04.


BY COUNCILOR LARSON      (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


13-0541R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN THE AMOUNT OF $320,000.00 FOR THE LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO.


13-0546R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM LLOYD K. JOHNSON FOUNDATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,500.


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)

 

13-0550R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL EQUIPMENT NOTES, SERIES 2013A.

 

15-0552R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SERIES 2013C.


13-0553R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (LAKEWALK EXTENSION AND CROSS CITY TRAIL), SERIES 2013D.


13-0556R - RESOLUTION IDENTIFYING RUSSELL SQUARE AND OBSERVATION PARK AS SITES FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF DOG PARKS.

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

 

13-0557R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF DULUTH TO DISCHARGE OF THE HOUSING INVESTMENT FUND LOAN MADE TO NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF DULUTH RELATED TO THE LAKE SUPERIOR VIEW CONDOMINIUMS.  (REPLACEMENT)

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

13-0554R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO UTILITY SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, INC. FOR THE 2012 FLOOD REPAIR PROJECT ON BRIDGE 88547 IN THE DULUTH ARMORY BUILDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $797,686.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


The following entitled ordinance is to be read for the first time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-069-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE IRVING NEIGHBORHOOD TO NORMAN M. OPACK AND VIANN M. RASK FOR $17,724.


The following entitled ordinance is to be read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-068-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1 AND R-P TO R-2 AND MU-B THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 800 EAST CENTRAL ENTRANCE (INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 709).


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS

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