01-0673R

RESOLUTION PURCHASING A LICENSE FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA DNR TO CONSTRUCT A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE ON THE MUNGER TRAIL RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A CONSIDERATION OF $15,529.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute an easement agreement substantially in the form of the agreement filed as Public Document No. ___, between the city of Duluth and state of Minnesota department of natural resources wherein the city is granted a license to construct a pipeline in the Munger Trail right-of-way for a consideration of $15,529; said money to be paid from Fund 0521, Agency 500, Object 5532.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution purchases a license from the Minnesota DNR 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. 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. The permit runs along approximately 2,200 feet of the Munger Trail. About 800 feet of the permit area will actually contain gas main and the remainder, which is adjacent to an alley easement which will contain the main, will be used for work space during construction. The only crossing of the trail will be made by underground boring so the trail will not be disturbed.