04-029-O

REPLACEMENT

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A LONG TERM LEASE OF A HISTORIC PROPERTY TO THE FOND DU LAC BAND OF CHIPPEWA.

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

Section 1. That the city officials are authorized to execute and implement a lease between the city and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa whereby the land described as a square shaped parcel 300 feet on each side located within the N of NW Section 6, Township 48 North, Range 15 West, described as follows:
beginning at the northwest corner of said Section 6; thence easterly along the township line separating townships 48 North and 49 North a distance of 977 feet to a point; thence deflecting 90 to the south at distance of 600 feet to the point of beginning; from the point of beginning continuing on same said line a distance of 300 feet to a point; thence deflecting 90 to the east a distance of 300 feet; thence deflecting 90 to the north a distance of 300 feet; thence deflecting 90 to the west a distance of 300 feet to the point of beginning;
shall be leased to said tribal government for a term of 99 years. The terms of the lease shall be as contained in the document on file with the clerk as Public Document No. ________.

Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  Early settlers and indigenous peoples established the Roussain cemetery near the fur trading post at Fond du Lac. The site has been disturbed in the last century, but now is known, and needs protection. The Fond du Lac Band has offered to maintain it, as it has ancestral significance to the band. The lease will require preservation and respectful presentation of the site.