01-033-O
ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN LESTER PARK TO RICHARD J. AND MARY M. LEDOUX.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

        Section 1.     That the proper city officials are hereby authorized to sell and convey the following described property in St. Louis county, Minnesota, by quit claim deed, to Richard J. and Mary M. LeDoux for the sum of $1,400 and to execute all documents necessary with regard to said conveyance:

The easterly 1/2 of Lot 3, Block 4, EDGEBROOK DIVISION OF DULUTH.

        Section 2.     This ordinance shall take effect 30 days from and after its passage and publication.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize sale by quit claim deed of city-owned property in Lester Park to Richard and Mary LeDoux for $1,400.

This property is located generally east of 54th Avenue East off Kingston Street and west of Seven Bridges Road. The parcel is one-half of a single lot, which is located in between parcels owned by the LeDoux's and their neighbors, the Hagadorn's. The Hagadorn's had originally requested that the city sell the entire lot to them in order to build a new home. The city deemed this lot to be excess of its needs and was willing to sell it, but inquiry of the adjacent property owners indicated that LeDoux's were also interested in purchasing the lot. Subsequently, however, the Hagadorn's and the LeDoux's agreed to each buy one half of the lot and each is willing to pay one half of the city's appraised price for the lot. The lot was approved for sale by the city planning commission on August 14, 2001.