BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, the Minnesota department of transportation (Mn/DOT), St. Louis County and the city of Duluth have previously adopted the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan for needed improvements to T.H. 53 (Miller Trunk Highway); and
WHEREAS, Mn/DOT intends to proceed with the reconstruction of T.H. 53 (Miller Trunk Highway) from approximately Trinity Road to approximately Haines Road in 2007-2008 as outlined in the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan; and
WHEREAS, St. Louis County and the city of Duluth have previously agreed to participate in this project through the reconstruction of adjacent county roads and city streets as appropriate; and
WHEREAS, Mn/DOT, St. Louis County and the city of Duluth desire to hire an attorney to provide an examination and report of property titles for this project; and
WHEREAS, William D. Muldoon, a sole proprietor, has been selected by Mn/DOT in cooperation with St. Louis County and the city of Duluth as the attorney to provide these services in connection with this project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into joint contract in substantially the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________ with the Minnesota department of transportation, St. Louis County and William D. Muldoon, a sole proprietor, to provide such services.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said services, estimated at $7,785, will be payable from the Permanent Improvement Fund 0411, Department/Agency 035, Object 5530, and would be reimbursed from the city’s municipal state aid construction account, Project PI0391TR.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize entering into a joint agreement with Mn/DOT, St. Louis County and William D. Muldoon, a sole proprietor, for services required to examine and report property titles associated with the reconstruction of a segment of Miller Trunk Highway (T.H. 53). As outlined in the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan as adopted by Mn/DOT, St. Louis County and the city of Duluth in 2003, the city is responsible for the design and construction of various city streets adjacent to Miller Trunk Highway - including Maple Grove Road (from Joshua Avenue to new Burning Tree Drive), Burning Tree Drive (from Mall Drive to Maple Grove Road) and Mall Drive adjacent to Maple Grove Road. Based on the cost proposal developed through agreement by all parties, the cost for title examination services for those city street segments included in the project is estimated at $7,785. Funding for these services will be from the city’s municipal state aid construction account.