01-0630R

RESOLUTION PURCHASING A LICENSE TO CONSTRUCT A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE ON BURLINGTON RAILWAY COMPANY RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A CONSIDERATION OF $28,000.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute an easement agreement substantially in the form of the agreement attached hereto and filed as Public Document No. _________, between the city of Duluth and Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company wherein the city is granted a license to construct a pipeline in the railroad right-of-way for a consideration of $28,000; said money to be paid from Fund 0521, Agency 500, Object 5532.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution purchases a license from the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company for the 16 inch supply gas line the city is building from town border station 1A in Wisconsin to the Lake Superior paper plant. The agreements and maps show where the pipeline will be located. The actual agreement was negotiated for the city by Prosource Technologies, Inc., a company that specializes in right-of-way acquisition. Numerous factors concerning possible routes were considered and a route that includes the property subject to this license was deemed best by the water and gas engineering staff.