BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN
AGREEMENT WITH THE WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR SANITARY DISTRICT SETTING FORTH
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR OVERFLOW REDUCTION FOR THE WOODLAWN STREET DEVELOPMENT
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute
an agreement with the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District setting forth
the terms and conditions for the approval of a sanitary sewer extension
to serve a residential development on Woodlawn Street in the city of Duluth;
said agreement filed as Public Document No. ___________.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
This agreement is being required by the WLSSD as a prerequisite to the
approval of the extension of a sanitary sewer to serve a proposed residential
development in the Lakeside-Lester Park area on Woodlawn Street. The agreement
requires that the city inspect at least 90 percent of the homes in Sanitary
Basin No. 2 (the Lakeside-Lester Park area) and secure disconnection of
all footing drains in the area that enter into the sanitary sewer by March
1, 2002. If the city does not meet this criteria, then it shall construct
a sewage holding tank at its cost of sufficient size to hold all sewage
produced by the Woodlawn Street development for a 24 hour period. The agreement
further provides that the WLSSD is entitled to a district court injunction
to enforce the agreement with the city being responsible to pay the WLSSD's
legal costs. If this agreement is signed by the city, the WLSSD agrees
to forward the sewer permit application for the Woodlawn Street project
to the Minnesota pollution control agency with a recommendation that the
permit be approved.
There are about 1,250 homes
in Basin No. 2. The city has already inspected over 800 homes in the basin.
Corrective action has been completed in 447 homes. Corrective action is
pending in approximately 200 homes. Presently, there is a city grant program
available to fund these corrections which should be available until the
target date of March 1, 2002.