00-0652R

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 00-0362 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 north 28 feet x 80 feet including five feet of vacated avenue adjoining Lot 4, Block 70 Myers Rearr Block 70 Duluth Proper Second Division, by certified mail on Donald D. Soderlund, 118-1/2 Park Avenue, Duluth, MN 55806, signed by Donald D. Soderlund on June 23, 2000; and

Parcel 2 - 119 Park Avenue, aka south 30 feet x 80 feet including five feet of vacated avenue adjoining Lot 8, Block 70, Myers Rearr Blk 70 Duluth Proper Second Division, by certified mail on John Adams, Park Point Manor, 1601 St. Louis Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802, signed for John Adams by Jessica Wahlsten, care giver, on June 22, 2000, and by legal notice in the Duluth News-Tribune to James Adams, moved, left no address, address unknown, on July 13 and 14, 2000; and

Parcel 3 - 211 South 16th Avenue East, aka southerly 30 feet of Lots 7 and 8, Block 39, Endion Division, by certified mail on Todd Judnick, 1632 East Fourth Street, Duluth, MN 55812, signed by T. Judnick on July 3, 2000, and by legal notice in the Duluth News-Tribune to Doris J. Erkenbrack and David J. Roper, address unknown, on July 13 and 14, 2000; and

Parcel 4 - 5812 Elinor Street, aka easterly 27 feet of Lots 1 and 2, Block 72, West Duluth Sixth Division, by certified mail on Scott Occhino, land staff appraiser, 607 Government Services Center, 320 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802, signed by Lynn Kamphendal, mail room, on June 28, 2000; and

Parcel 5 - 114 East Seventh Street, aka west 1/2 of Lot 24, Duluth Proper First Division, East Seventh Street, by certified mail on Scott Occhino, land staff appraiser, 607 Government Services Center, 320 West Second Street, Duluth, MN 55802, signed by Lynn Kamphendal, mail room, June 22, 2000; and

Parcel 6 - 2706-08 West Third 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 Third Street, Duluth, MN 55806, signed by William C. Drake on December 17, 1998; and

Parcel 7 - 23 East Seventh Street - garage only - aka Lot 11, Duluth Proper First Division, East Seventh Street, by certified mail on Edward and Katherine Kale, 23 East Seventh 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 proper and legal 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, cost to city, if any, to be paid from budgeted amount in Fund 100-020-1201-5453.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution has previously been submitted as 00-0362R and found to have had technical deficiencies. It 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 $34,229. (Acct. 100-020-1201-5453) building inspection will reserve the right to negotiate with the successful contractor and/or remove structures/ to meet budget from this list.