04-0662R


RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT STREETS, SANITARY AND STORM SEWERS, WATERMAINS AND GAS MAINS IN MIDDLE ROAD AND MIDDLE LANE FROM HOWARD GNESEN ROAD NORTHWESTERLY TO CUL-DE-SAC AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $898,000 (CITY JOB NO. 0392TR).

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     WHEREAS, by the resolution of intent numbered 04-0659, the council did request the administration to prepare plans and specifications for the construction of permanent residential design streets in Middle Road and Middle Lane from Howard Gnesen Road northwesterly to cul-de-sac (approximately 2,504 feet), including concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, bituminous surface, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermain and gas main at an estimated cost of $898,000, payable from the Special Assessment Fund 0410 (City Job No. 0392TR); and

     WHEREAS, said plans and specifications have been prepared and filed with the secretary of the special assessment board; proper notice has been sent to the benefitting property owners; the owners have waived their right to a hearing before the special assessment board; the special assessment board has submitted its report to this council pursuant to Section 45-79, Duluth City Code of 1959; and the said board, at the direction of the mayor, has furnished this council with information as required by Section 45-80 of the Duluth City Code of 1959.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said improvement as described above be made; that the estimated total cost of said improvement as estimated by the city engineer is $898,000, payable from the Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Organization 5398, Object 5530; that all of the cost of said improvement be defrayed by special assessment against the land and premises specially benefited; that those assessed be permitted to pay said assessment in installments over a 15 year period, subject to Section 68 of the City Charter; that said assessment satisfy all the requirements of Section 60 of the Charter.

     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 project is in Cedar Ridge Estates and was petitioned by 100 percent of the property owners. The developer shall pay 100 percent of the design engineering costs, and shall pay 20 percent of the estimated construction cost as down payment prior to the award of the contract.