04-024-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY IN CENTRAL HILLSIDE TO DONALD M. SAMUELS AND ODIE POWELL FOR $15,000.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

Section 1. That the proper city officials are hereby authorized to convey the below-described property in St. Louis County, Minnesota, by quit claim deed to Donald M. Samuels and Odie Powell, as joint tenants, for the sum of $15,000; payable to the General Fund 0100, Agency 700, Object 1448, Revenue Source 4640: Lot 11, East Fifth Street, DULUTH PROPER First Division.

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 the conveyance of a city-owned lot in the Central Hillside neighborhood on Fifth Street between Lake Avenue and First Avenue East to Mr. Donald M. Samuels and to Odie Powell to allow the former to build a home on the site.

The property had previously been determined to be surplus to the city's needs, but had been withheld from the city's general sale for the "At Home in Duluth" efforts to promote housing on the infill lots. The Central Hillside "At Home in Duluth" committee and Neighborhood Housing Services have meet with Mr. Samuels and approved his ideas for the property. Mr. Samuels will be bringing his housing design to this group for review and comment. The price is the estimated value of the property.