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RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT PRIVATELY CONSTRUCTED WATER AND GAS MAINS WITH PROVISIONS FOR REIMBURSEMENT IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE CITY OF DULUTH DURING THE YEAR 1999.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

WHEREAS, various private parties have constructed and paid for water and gas main extensions as listed in Exhibit A (Public Document No. _________); and

WHEREAS, the private parties have executed application agreements in accordance with Article VII, Division 2, Section 45 of the Duluth City Code; and

WHEREAS, the various parties desire to dedicate to the city of Duluth the constructed water and gas mains; and

WHEREAS, the public works and utilities department performed the inspection of the construction of said water and gas mains, plans of which are on file in the utility engineer's office of the public works and utilities department, and now finds the construction to be wholly acceptable.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the director of the public works and utilities department, the privately constructed water and gas mains as listed in Exhibit A are hereby accepted and he be authorized to include such water and gas mains as part of the water and gas system of the city of Duluth.

ALSO RESOLVED, that the city council ratifies and approves the execution of the following water and gas main extension agreements and approves the granting of payment to the developer any connection charges which the city may receive from third party service connections, under Section 48-222 of the City Code with ten years of the date indicated on Exhibit A.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The proposed resolution will officially dedicate to the city water and gas mains, which, by agreement, have been constructed and paid for privately. The resolution also will authorize the city to reimburse the developer who constructed the main in the amount of any connection charges which the city received from third parties who connect services to this main. This is a policy initiated in 1988 to assist development.