00-0810R

RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FOND DU LAC SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM PURSUANT TO SECTION 61(a) OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $2,200,000.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

WHEREAS, that pursuant to Section 61(a) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, the city council hereby orders the construction, to city of Duluth standards, of a sanitary sewer system in the Fond du Lac area; that the costs of said improvements are estimated at $2,200,000 that shall be paid from Special Assessment Fund 810, to be reimbursed by a Minnesota public facility authority grant estimated at $1,300,000; a community development block grant of approximately $375,000; with the remainder of said costs levied against the property specifically benefitted by said improvements.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution orders in the construction of the Fond du Lac sanitary sewer system at an estimated cost of $2,200,000. An estimated $1,300,000 of this amount will come from a Minnesota public facility authority grant; $375,000 will come from a community development block grant and the remainder will come from special assessments of the properties benefitting from the system. The system will feature grinder pumps serving low lying houses and a force main system pumping the sewage to mains in Gary-New Duluth. Details of the system have already been presented to the council with the resolution authorizing the loan/grant application to the Minnesota public facilities authority.