05-0048R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF LAND DONATION IN THE MAGNEY-SNIVELY FOREST AREA FROM THE HEIRS OF WILLIAM R. TONKIN.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to accept the donation of the below-described property in St. Louis County, Minnesota, from the heirs of William R. Tonkin and to execute all documents necessary with regard thereto:

           Lot 18, Block 6, MESABA HEIGHTS SECOND DIVISION (450-0060-01620).

     FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city hereby expresses its appreciation for said donation from the heirs of William R. Tonkin.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to accept a donation of land in the Magney Snively Forest area from the heirs of William R. Tonkin, namely Bruce G. and Lucille E. Tonkin (son and daughter-in-law), Roberta L. Tonkin (granddaughter) and Marian Ambrose Grogan (granddaughter).


The donated land consists of one 125'x25' lot within the wooded, undeveloped area of the Magney Snively Forest. The city already owns all property surrounding this lot. This lot will be added to adjacent city owned property for future inclusion into the Magney-Snively Natural Area. The heirs have offered to donate the property to the city for tax purposes and the city’s best interests are served by accepting it.


Tax base impact summary: The tax impact of this transaction will be deminimus.

 

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