01-0278R

RESOLUTION GRANTING A WORK PERMIT TO SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY FOR PLACEMENT OF 9,000 CUBIC YARDS OF FILL ON THE SKI SLOPE SIDE OF THE CHALET.

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

        WHEREAS, Chapter 327, Minnesota Laws, 1973, created the Spirit Mountain recreation area authority and gave that body certain powers with respect to developing that area for recreational purposes; and

        WHEREAS, said Chapter 327 requires that the Duluth City Council approve a work permit for construction on area property prior to any development; and

        WHEREAS, said Chapter 327 requires a public hearing before the city planning commission and parks and recreation commission prior to such approval and a recommendation to the city council by each of said bodies; and

        WHEREAS, the planning commission, and subsequently the parks and recreation commission, held public meetings, discussed said project and made a favorable recommendation to the city council.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council approves the work permit for "placement of 9,000 cubic yards of fill on the ski slope side of the chalet" as indicated on the plans on file as Public Document No. ________, with the following conditions:
        (a)     That the necessary fill permits be obtained from the building safety division;
        (b)     That the affected water and gas lines be relocated as recommended by the water and gas division.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution grants a work permit to Spirit Mountain recreation area authority for the placement of 9,000 cubic yards of fill on the ski slope side of the chalet. This is a landscaping project, the purpose is to improve the spectator area, slope access and ski school area. This is a westward expansion of a fill area created in 1985 when the two chalet buildings were connected.

At its regular meeting on March 28, 2001, the planning commission unanimously approved the work permit for the placement of the fill in accordance with plan submitted by LHB Engineers & Architects entitled, " Spirit Mountain Ski Center, Grade and Fill Plan," dated 11-3-00, with the following conditions:

        1. That the necessary fill permits be obtained from the building safety division; and

        2. That the affected water and gas lines be relocated as recommended by the water and gas division.

Date Filed: February 28, 2001
Action Deadline: June 28, 2001