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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, November 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

REPLACEMENT

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC HEARING - 7:00 p.m. - Corporate Tower Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan.


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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


   *13-1125-01           Assessor amended assessment roll of delinquent garbage assessments for 2013. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


   *13-1125-02           Duluth human rights commission minutes of August 14, 2013, meeting. -- Received


   *13-1125-03           Parks and recreation commission minutes of: (a) June 12; (b) July 10; (c) August 14; (d) September 11, 2013, meetings -- 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 HANSON                  (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


13-0568R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A 2014 MINNESOTA CURRENCY EXCHANGE LICENSE TO PAWN AMERICA MINNESOTA, LLC.


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


13-0549R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF BRYN POLLARD TO THE ALCOHOL, GAMBLING AND TOBACCO COMMISSION, REPLACING JON DONAHUE.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-0571R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO SELL OR CONVEY CERTAIN PROPERTY IN THE GARY NEW DULUTH NEIGHBORHOOD.


13-0575R - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA APPROVING A MODIFICATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 17 AND A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN FOR TAX FINANCING DISTRICT NO. 26 IN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 17.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


13-0567R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO RJS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRISTOL STREET BOX CULVERT IN THE AMOUNT OF $539,700.


13-0570R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF EASEMENT FROM HARTLEY NATURE CENTER.


13-0573R - 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 TENTH AVENUE EAST FROM SUPERIOR STREET TO FIFTH STREET.


13-0574R - RESOLUTION REVOKING TRUCK CENTER DRIVE AS AN MSA ROUTE.


13–0581R - RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT IN THE MATTER OF W.W. GOETSCH ASSOCIATES, INC. V. CITY OF DULUTH IN THE AMOUNT OF $95,580.


13-0582R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH HUNT ELECTRIC CORP. OF DULUTH FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A TRANSIT SIGNAL PRIORITY, EMERGENCY VEHICLE PRIORITY AND SIGNAL CONTROL SYSTEM.


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                                (PUBLIC SAFETY)


13-0569R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH EMERGENCY AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., FOR THE TAX-EXEMPT PURCHASE OF POLICE EQUIPMENT FOR NINE MARKED SQUADS IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,187.02.


13-0577R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,843.85 AND A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,875, FOR THE PURCHASE OF BALLISTIC VESTS.


BY COUNCILOR LARSON      (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


13-0578R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISBURSEMENT OF GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $56,000 FROM PARKS FUND NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM.


13-0579R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE DULUTH LEGACY ENDOWMENT FUND FOR HAWK RIDGE BIRD OBSERVATORY STEWARDSHIP MANAGEMENT PLAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,500.


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolution is also for consideration at this meeting:


COMMITTEE 1

 

BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                             (PERSONNEL)


13-0580R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING SALARY FOR THE MAYOR PURSUANT TO CHAPTER II, SECTION 5 OF THE DULUTH HOME RULE CHARTER AND ESTABLISHING SALARY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
AMENDMENT

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


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


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILORS GARDNER & HARTMAN


13-073-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGARDING DESIGNATION OF LOCAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS BY THE HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


13-071-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO SCALZO PROPERTIES, LLC, A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT FOR TWO OFF STREET PARKING SPACES LOCATED IN THE EAST FIFTH STREET PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY.


13-072-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, REGARDING ADAPTIVE REUSE OF LOCAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS.


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR JULSRUD                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


13-070-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING DULUTH PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO APPROVE PROGRAMS TO FUND GAS MAIN EXTENSIONS, AMENDING SECTION 48-214 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.


BY COUNCILOR LARSON      (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


13-074-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 27-6, 27-17, 27-18, 27-21 AND 27-23 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATED TO PEDDLERS AND MOBILE FOOD CARTS AND VEHICLES.


The following entitled ordinance is to be read for the second 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.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS


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COUNCILOR PREVIEW OF UPCOMING BUSINESS


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