04-0509R

RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PROPERTY IN THE LESTER PARK AREA FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA THROUGH ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Duluth City Council hereby declares it’s intent to purchase the following tax forfeit property described below in St. Louis County within the Edgebrook Division of Duluth.

Block Two
Lot 2 (1390-00050)
Lot 4 (1390-00070)
Lot 11 (1390-00140)
Lot 12 (1390-00150)
Lot 16 (1390-00190)
Lot 21 south 25 feet (1390-00250)
Lot 28 west ½ (1390-00340)
Lot 29 (1390-00350)

Block Three
Lot 7 (1390-00440)

Block Four
Lot 11 (1390-00760)

Block Five
Lot 1 (1390-00760)
Lot 19 (1390-00940)

RESOLVED FURTHER, the Duluth City Council hereby requests the sale of said property by the St Louis County Board of Commissioners to the City of Duluth for the purpose of land assemblage with city owned property for future housing development.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution of intent is the first step in the acquisition process required by St. Louis County for the direct sale of tax forfeited property to the City of Duluth. The City currently owns approximately 21.5 acres or 87% of the 25 acre Edgebrook Division Site. This tax forfeit property will be assembled with the existing city-owned property and marketed for sale and development for residential housing. Once the value of the tax forfeited property is determined and the County Board approves the sale to the City, another resolution will come before the City Council seeking approval for the actual purchase of the tax forfeited property.