04-0664R


RESOLUTION ORDERING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EIGHT INCH WATERMAIN IN ETHEL AVENUE FROM SPRINGVALE ROAD TO 365 FEET NORTHERLY AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $101,200 (CITY JOB NO. 0456WA).

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     WHEREAS, by resolution of intent numbered 04-0630 the council did request the administration to prepare plans and specifications for the construction of an eight inch watermain in Ethel Avenue from Springvale Road to 365 feet northerly at an estimated cost of $101,200; 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 special assessment board has conducted a hearing to meet and hear any person affected by the proposed improvement or assessment; 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 $101,200, payable from Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Organization 5399, Object 5530, and that all of the cost of said improvement be defrayed by special assessment against the land and premises specially benefitted, which land and premises are described in the report of the special assessment board; and which report is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________ and which description is hereby incorporated herein by reference to Public Document No. __________; 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 will 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 construction will extend water main to serve Lots 6-9, Block 1 and Lots 14-15, Block 4, of Lincoln Park Gardens Third Division. The owners of Lots 6 and 7, Block 1 and Lots 14 and 15, Block 4, have wells and petitioned for the watermain. Susan Medlin, the owner of Lots 8 and 9, Block 1, has a private water service to Springvale Road and has not previously been assessed for watermain. Subject project was petitioned by 66.67% of the abutting property owners, owning 66.47% of the property to be assessed.