BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
BE IT RESOLVED, by the governing body of the city of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, as follows:
Section 1. Recitals.
1.01 The city of Duluth, the town of Duluth and the town of Lakewood, all in St. Louis County, Minnesota, in 1999, submitted a petition to the Minnesota pollution control agency (the MPCA) requesting creation of the Duluth/North Shore Sanitary District (the sanitary district) pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 115.18 through 115.37 (the act). (The city of Duluth, the town of Duluth and the town of Lakewood are herein referred to collectively as the municipalities.)
1.02 On January 25, 2000, the MPCA issued an order approving creation of the sanitary district (the order). The order was published in the state register on January 31, 2000.
1.03 On March 1, 2000, the time for appeal of the order having expired, a certified copy of the order was duly filed with the Minnesota secretary of state, and creation of the sanitary district was thereupon deemed complete under the act.
1.04 The act requires that the municipalities elect a board of managers for the sanitary district (the board of managers) as soon as practicable after creation of the sanitary district.
1.05 Pursuant to Section 115.23, subdivision 7 of the act, the municipalities may elect a board member or members by resolutions adopted by all of them separately, concurring in the election of the same person or persons.
Section 2. Findings. It is in the best interests of the municipalities and of the sanitary district that the following persons, each of whom is a registered voter residing in the area of the sanitary district, be nominated for election to the board of managers for the term indicated:
Mary Ann Sironen, of the town of Duluth, Minnesota, whose term shall expire on the first business day of January, 2008;
Rick Certano, of the city of Duluth, Minnesota, whose term shall expire on the first business day of January, 2008;
Section 3. Election of board of managers. Election of the above named person to the board of managers of the sanitary district is hereby approved and such person is hereby elected for the term indicated.
Section 4. Authorization and direction to clerk. Upon receipt of concurring resolutions from the town of Duluth and the town of Lakewood, the clerk is directed to certify the results of this election to the secretary of the MPCA and to the auditor of St. Louis County and make and transmit to each board member elected a certificate of the board member’s election.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to elect members to the board of managers of the Duluth/North Shore Sanitary District and to authorize the clerk to perform certain procedural functions with respect to the election. The city has been designated as the central related governing body in the order of the MPCA creating the sanitary district, and as such has the procedural duties describe in Section 4 of the resolution.