01-0150R

RESOLUTION VACATING AN ABANDONED PORTION OF HOWARD GNESEN ROAD (C.S.A.H. NO. 34) LOCATED NORTH OF MCFARLANE ROAD (EDGERTON).

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

        WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of an abandoned portion of Howard Gnesen Road (C.S.A.H. No. 34), located on the west side of Howard Gnesen Road approximately 400 feet to 800 feet north of McFarlane Road legally described as; abandoned County State Aid Highway No. 23 right-of-way located west of existing C.S.A.H. No 34 right-of-way adjacent to Lots 99, 100 and 101, Nortons Acre Outlots Duluth; and

        WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 100 of the City Charter and Article IV of Chapter 45 of the Duluth City Code, 1959 as amended, such petition was duly referred to the city planning commission, and such commission gave due notice of public hearing and did consider same in public hearing; and

        WHEREAS, the city planning commission approved unanimously the street vacation petition at its February 13, 2001, meeting;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approve the vacation of that portion of Howard Gnesen Road (C.S.A.H. No. 34) described above, and as more particularly described on Public Document No.___________.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city clerk is hereby directed to record, with the register of deeds and/or the registrar of titles of St. Louis County, Minnesota, a certified copy of this resolution together with a plat showing the portion of the right-of-way to be vacated.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution vacates a portion of abandoned Howard Gnesen Road (C.S.A.H. No. 34), located on the west side of Howard Gnesen Road approximately 400 feet to 800 feet north of McFarlane Road.

In the mid 1960's, St. Louis County realigned and constructed the portion of Howard Gnesen Road that passes by this property resulting in the abandonment of the portion of the road now requested for vacation. This is a curving right of way 66 feet in width, extending approximately 250 feet. The roadway has been abandoned and connection to the current roadway bermed to prevent access.

The purpose of the vacation is to unify the property and clear the title for private improvements.

The city planning commission unanimously approved this right of way vacation at its regular meeting on February 13, 2001.

Petition Received: January 12, 2001
Action Deadline: May 11, 2001