BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, that pursuant to Section 61(b) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, the city council previously ordered the improvement of those streets, avenues, and parkways set forth in the 2005 street improvement program; with the costs of said improvement estimated at $5,817,960 to be paid from the Street Improvement Fund 0440 and one-fourth or less of said costs be levied against the property specifically benefitted by said improvements; and
WHEREAS, the city has received a petition from abutting property owners for the construction of West Seventh Street from 150 feet east of 21st Avenue West to 20th Avenue West, with the project to be included in the 2005 street improvement program project - Lincoln Park Central East (City Job No 0347TR) in the amount of $72,500; and
WHEREAS, proper notice has been sent to the benefitting property owners; and the public hearing has been held that allowed property owners to voice their opinion.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said improvement as described above be included as an amendment to the 2005 street improvement program; that the estimated total cost of said improvement as estimated by the city engineer is $72,500, $55,100 payable from the Street Improvement Fund 0440 and $17,400 payable from Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Organization 5398, Object 5530, against the land and premises specially benefitted.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the council order in subject project in accordance with the provisions of Section 62 of the City Charter and that said improvement is hereby ordered.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution amends Resolution No. 04-0192 to include West Seventh Street from 150 feet east of 21st Avenue West to 20th Avenue West. Project to be constructed in conjunction with the Lincoln Park Central East Project - City Project No. 0374TR. This ordering of that construction is being done under Section 61(b) of the City Charter, which permits the council to do so by 7/9th vote when 25 percent or less of the cost of construction is assessed against benefitting property, and the balance of the costs paid from other funds, in this case the street improvement fun.