04-027-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY IN WEST DULUTH TO PETER OPACK AND TRICIA REESE FOR $25,800.

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 Peter Opack and Tricia Reese, as joint tenants, for the sum of $25,800; payable to the General Fund 0100, Agency 700, Object 1448, Revenue Source 4640:
the northerly 50 feet of the southerly 95 feet of Lots 1 through 4, inclusive, Block 14, DODGES ADDITION TO DULUTH; and
those portions of Lots 5 through 12, inclusive, Block 14, DODGES ADDITION TO DULUTH lying southerly of the following-described line:
beginning at a point on the east line of said Lot 5 being 95 feet north of the southeasterly corner of said Lot 5; then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the west line of said Lot 12 being 60 feet north of the southwesterly corner of said Lot 12 and there terminating.

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 property in the West Duluth, lying south of Cody Street between 63rd and 64th avenues West to allow them to build a home on the site.

The property, being approximately 20,500 square feet in size, had previously been determined to be surplus to the city's needs but had not been sold in the city's general auction of surplus property.

Ms. Reese and Mr. Opack are paying the city's estimated value for the property.