BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 61(b) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, the city council previously ordered the improvement, to city of Duluth standards, of those streets, avenues and parkways set forth in Public Document No. __________ on file with the office of the city clerk; the costs of said improvement estimated at $4,608,620 to be paid from the Street Improvement Fund 0440 and that 1/4 or less of said costs to be levied against the property specifically benefitted by said improvements; and
WHEREAS, the 2005 street improvement program included the 2005 Morgan Park 2 street improvement project, which initially provided for the payment of the special assessments with community development block grant funds in the CDBG target area, and
WHEREAS, the city community development committee has been required to revise the policy for payment of special assessments to limit the use of CDBG funds to only income-eligible property owners in CDBG target areas, and
WHEREAS, this policy change and resulting impacts have been presented to all property owners by way of public notification, a public informational meeting and a public hearing before the Duluth City Council.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council hereby reaffirms Resolution No. 04-0192 ordering the improvement known as the 2005 street improvement program pursuant to Section 61(b) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Policy changes by community development affecting the distribution of community development block grant funds entitled assessable properties a public hearing. The policy change necessitated that Resolution 04-0192 ordering the improvement known as the 2005 street improvement program be reaffirmed.