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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING ESTABLISHMENT OF A SANITARY DISTRICT UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTIONS 115.18 THROUGH 115.37.
BY COUNCILOR FENA:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Duluth, Minnesota (the "City"), as follows:

Section 1. Recitals.

1.01 The Board of Commissioners of Lake County desires to establish a sanitary district in the Knife River-Larsmont area (the "Sanitary District") pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 115.18 through 115.37 (the "Act").

1.02 Section 115.19 of the Act requires that no sanitary district shall be created within 25 miles of the boundary of any city of the first class without the approval of the governing body thereof.

1.03 The City is a city of the first class, the boundaries of which are within 25 miles of the Sanitary District.

Section 2. Findings. The City hereby finds, determines and declares that there are continuing and persistent issues of water quality in the Lake Superior watershed which need to be addressed through the provision of adequate public systems for the collection and treatment of wastewater.

Section 3. Approval. The City supports the creation of the Sanitary District and hereby approves creation of the Sanitary District.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Lake County has initiated the process of creation of a sanitary district pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 115.18 through 115.37 to serve the Knife River and Larsmont area. In order to create the new sanitary district, Section 115.19 requires that no sanitary district shall be created within 25 miles of the boundary of any city of the first class without the approval of the governing body thereof. This resolution authorizes creation of the new sanitary district by Lake County.