00-0362R

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

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

WHEREAS, the building official of the city of Duluth duly issued condemnation orders against the following parcels of property, grounds of condemnation being the buildings are structurally unsound, open to trespass, and a menace to the neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, notices of condemnation were served as follows:

Parcel 1 - 118-1/2 Park Avenue, aka N. 28x80 ft including 5 ft of vacated avenue adjoining Lot 4, Block 70 Myers Rearr Block 70 Duluth Proper 2nd Division by certified mail on Donald D. Soderlund, 118-1/2 Park Ave., Duluth, MN 55806, returned marked moved, left no address and by legal notice in the Duluth News-Tribune to Donald D. Soderlund on March 9 and 10, 2000; and

Parcel 2 - 119 Park Avenue, aka S 30x80 ft including 5 ft of vacated avenue adjoining Lot 8, Block 70, Myers Rearr Blk 70 Duluth Proper 2nd Division, by certified mail on John Adams, Park Point Manor, 1601 St. Louis Ave., Duluth, MN 55802, signed by John Adams and an illegible signature witnessed by John Wakefield, LPN, and Elsie M. Norman, LPN, and received by building inspection February 28, 2000; and

Parcel 3 - 211 South 16th Avenue East, aka Sly 30 ft of Lots 7 and 8, Block 39, Endion Division by certified mail on Todd Judnick, 1632 East 4th St., Duluth, MN 55812, signed by T. Judnick on December 10, 1999, and by legal notice in the Duluth News-Tribune to Doris J. Erkenbrack and David J. Roper, address unknown, on December 16 and 17, 1999; and

Parcel 4 - 5812 Elinor Street, aka Ely 27' of Lots 1 and 2, Block 72, West Duluth 6th Division, by certified mail on Scott Occhino, land staff appraiser, 607 Government Services Center, 320 West 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55802, signed by an illegible signature, mail room, on March 28, 2000; and

Parcel 5 - 114 East 7th Street aka West Half of Lot 24, Duluth Proper 1st Division East 7th Street, by hand delivery to Scott Occhino, land staff appraiser, 607 Government Services Center, 320 West 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55802, signed by Kim Hofmockel on May 16, 2000; and

Parcel 6 - 2706-08 West 3rd Street- GARAGE ONLY - aka East 38 feet of Lot 436, Block 84, Duluth Proper Second Division, by certified mail on William C. Drake and Joann Stevens, 2708 West 3rd Street, Duluth, MN 55806, signed by William C. Drake on December 17, 1998; and

Parcel 7 - 23 East 7th Street - GARAGE ONLY -aka Lot 11, Duluth Proper 1st Division East 7th Street, by certified mail on Edward and Katherine Kale, 23 East 7th Street, Duluth, MN 55805, signed by E. Kale on December 22, 1998.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the building official is hereby authorized and directed, forthwith, to take whatever means may be necessary to abate or cause the abatement of the nuisance now existing on the above-named properties, and to make prompt report in writing to the city council with respect to the abatement and removal of such nuisances, together with cost if any thereof, to the city of Duluth.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   This resolution identifies buildings that were found to be structurally unsound and unfit for habitation, and authorizes the building official to take appropriate action.  Since the structures are generally not economically repairable, the building official usually contracts for the demolition of buildings through the bidding process.  Expense budget table, current uncommitted amount building demolition account is $34,301 (Acct. 100-020-1201-5454).  Building inspection will reserve the right to negotiate with the successful contractor and/or remove structures to meet budget from this list.