04-0676R


RESOLUTION MAKING FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS TO OBJECTIONS OF LAND OWNERS’ RELATING TO THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT.

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER:

     WHEREAS, on September 13, 2004, the Duluth City Council adopted Ordinance No. 9688 establishing the Downtown Waterfront Special Services District; and

     WHEREAS, on September 13, 2004, the Duluth City Council adopted Resolution No. 04-0595 providing for the imposition of service charges within the Downtown Waterfront Special Services District; and

     WHEREAS, the effective date of adoption is deemed September 15, 2004, on which day the mayor of the city of Duluth approved said ordinance and resolution; and

     WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute Section 428A.02, subdivision 4, (the statute) provides a procedure by which land owners may at the hearing or before the ordinance is adopted, file written objections with the city clerk; and

     WHEREAS, the basis for the objections are set forth in the statute; and

     WHEREAS, on or before September 15, 2004, the city clerk received objections from the following persons:

     (a)  Lance Shively - 925 East Second Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55805;

     (b)  Rick Dunbar - 210 and 216 East First Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802;

     (c)  Herbert Jensen - 112 East First Street and 18 North First Avenue East, Duluth, Minnesota 55802;

     (d)  Donald Pasek;

     (e)  Richard A. Peterson;

     (f)  Wayne and Eleanor Polla;

     (g)  Richard Sturm;

     (h)  Lynwooda Skafte for Skafte Enterprises Inc.;

     (i)  DeWayne Dale Torfin; and

     WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 428A.02 requires the city council to make a determination on the objections within 30 days of their filing.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council makes the findings and determinations regarding the above-referenced objections as listed on Public Document No. ________ and incorporated herein.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to make determinations on objections filed by land owners within the Downtown Waterfront Special Services District as required by statute.