04-0648R


RESOLUTION VACATING THE STREETS AND ALLEYS IN PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 2 THROUGH 5, MORGAN PARK FIRST ADDITION (CITY OF DULUTH).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

     WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation those portions of Blocks 2 through 5, Morgan Park First Addition described as:

           that portion of 99th Avenue West abutting Lot 8, Block 2, and Lot 1, Block 3; those portions of alleys in Block 3 lying southeast of State Highway 23; that portion of 98th Avenue West abutting Blocks 3 and 4, lying between the north line of Commonwealth Avenue and the north line of Lot 19, Block 3, extended easterly to the north line of Lot 36, Block 4; all alleys in Blocks 4 and 5; that portion of 97th Avenue West abutting Blocks 4 and 5 (Reference File No. 04096); 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, by a unanimous vote, the vacation petition at its September 14, 2004, meeting.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation those portions of Blocks 2 through 5, Morgan Park First Addition, 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 streets and alleys in an area east of State Highway 23, north and west of Commonwealth, and south of Duquesne Avenue.


The purpose of the vacation is to allow for future industrial development. The city of Duluth owns all of the lots adjoining the requested vacations.


The city planning commission held a public hearing on September 14, 2004, and approved this vacation by a unanimous vote.


This resolution should have no impact on the tax base.