BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of a portion of 59th Avenue West legally described as the westerly 17 feet of 59th Avenue West lying north of the DM&IR Railroad right-of-way adjoining Lot 10, Block 4, West Duluth Sixth Division; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 100 of the City Charter and Article IV of Chapter 45 of the Duluth City Code, 1959 as amended, such petition was duly referred to the city planning commission and such commission gave due notice of public hearing and did consider same in public hearing; and
WHEREAS, the city planning commission approved, unanimously, the partial street vacation petition at its May 26, 2004, meeting.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation of the portion of street described above and as more particularly described on Public Document No._______.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city clerk is hereby directed to record, with the register of deeds and/or the registrar of titles of St. Louis County, Minnesota, a certified copy of this resolution together with a plat showing the portion of the street to be vacated.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution vacates the westerly 17 feet of 59th Avenue West adjoining Lot 10, Block 4, West Duluth Sixth Division, located at 1325 North 59th Avenue West. The purpose of the vacation is to clear title to the building and allow the owner to maintain use of the existing Polaris Wilbert Vault building, which encroaches into the right-of-way. The city planning commission unanimously approved this easement vacation petition at its regular meeting on May 26, 2004. The existing right-of-way is 100 feet. The city standard right-of-way is 66 feet. However, there are no private properties to be served by this dead end street. The city property is unbuildable due to geology and topography and lack of utilities. The reduction by 17 feet will have no adverse impacts on properties beyond this petition.