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RESOLUTION GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO CREMATION SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A CREMATORIUM ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4102 GRAND AVENUE.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, Cremation Society of Minnesota has submitted to the city council a request for a special use permit for installation of a crematorium system on property described as Lots 1 and 10, Block 2, Chandler Park Addition Duluth, and Lots 4-8, Block 11, Hazelwood Addition to Oneota, and located at 4102 Grand Avenue; and said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing, and the city planning commission has subsequently reported its approval to the city council; and

WHEREAS, the approval was made because of the city planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood, if conditions are observed.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a special use permit is hereby granted to Cremation Society of Minnesota to allow for the installation and operation of a cremation system at 4102 Grand Avenue, that the city council adopt the finding of the planning commission and staff report on this application and further finds that the proposed use, with the safeguards, will protect property values and the comprehensive plan, will not result in unreasonable noise, traffic, odor or appearance in the area, which currently has a commercial aspect.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution grants a special use permit to Cremation Society of Minnesota to allow for the installation and operation of a cremation system at 4102 Grand Avenue in the former Champion Auto building.

The planning commission unanimously approved this resolution at its September 12, 2000, meeting.