00-0740R

RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE BUILDING APPEAL BOARD TO DENY AN APPEAL TO ALLOW A FURTHER EXTENSION OF TIME ON A GARAGE DEMOLITION ORDER TO THE END OF SUMMER 1999 TO COMPLETELY RENOVATE THE GARAGE, INCLUDING A NEW FOUNDATION, TO HOUSE VEHICLES, AT 23 EAST SEVENTH STREET, DULUTH, MINNESOTA.

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

WHEREAS, Edward Kale has appealed to the city council the decision of the building appeal board to deny his request to allow more time on a demolition order for garage only for him to completely renovate the garage, including a new foundation; and

WHEREAS, the city council has considered this appeal and Mr. Kale has presented appropriate evidence that he has the means, and will or will cause plans to be presented, permits obtained and required work performed to bring the garage into compliance with the codes and ordinances regulating buildings within the city of Duluth; and

WHEREAS, the city council has determined that the required findings for the granting of an appeal to set aside the demolition orders of December 15, 1998, and allow an extension of time for the renovation of the garage can be made in this case.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the city of Duluth that the building appeal board's decision of March 10, 1999, is hereby reversed by the city council and the appellant is granted an extension until (council needs to establish a date certain for compliance as the appellant requested until the end of summer 1999. If council determines to overturn the decision of the building appeal board, staff recommends separate dates to (a) submit plans; (b) obtain permits; and (c) complete work) to bring the property into compliance, and the record in this matter consists of the city file, the materials presented by the owner and the city council proceedings.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution reverses the decision of the building appeal board for an appeal of City Code, Chapter 10, Article II, Section 10-3, for property located at 23 East Seventh Street. The applicant requested the condemnation for demolition order be stayed and a further extension of time allowed for complete renovation of the garage at the above listed address.