BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE
OF LAND DONATION FROM JAMES AND JOYCE R. EKSTROM IN NORTHWEST CORNER AREA.
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to accept
the donation of the below-described property in St. Louis County, Minnesota,
from James and Joyce R. Ekstrom and to execute all documents necessary
with regard thereto: Lots 20 through 27 inclusive, Block 17, CLIFTON
HEIGHTS First Division.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city hereby expresses its appreciation for said
donation to the Ekstroms.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The purpose of this resolution is to authorize accepting a donation of
land from the Ekstroms in the Northwest Corner area. The property
in question consists of eight lots adjacent to platted Blackman Avenue
where it would intersect platted Englewood Street about 600 feet north
of Arrowhead Road. The land is essentially wetlands and is designated on
the Northwest Corner study as lands to be used for open space. The owners
have offered to donate the property to the city for tax purposes and the
city's best interests are served by accepting it to insure that it continues
to be available as open space and that the wetlands are not filled.