BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 61(a) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, the city council hereby orders the construction of approximately 120 feet of sanitary sewer in 22nd Avenue West beginning at Sixth Street Alley and extending northerly as part of the Lincoln Park 2005 SIP project; that the costs of said improvement estimated at $12,000 shall be paid from the Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Object 5530, Project No. 0347TR, and that said costs be levied against the property specifically benefitted by said improvements.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution orders the construction of approximately 120 feet of sanitary sewer in 22nd Avenue West beginning at Sixth Street Alley and extending northerly. This ordering of that construction is being done under Section 61(a) of the City Charter, which permits the council to do so by affirmative votes of at least seven members when any portion of such costs to be assessed against the properties specifically benefitted thereby. This sewer will serve five properties along 22nd Avenue West that are served by common private sanitary sewer lines. This improvement will allow for separate services to be run from the homes and will bring them into compliance with State Plumbing Code. Aging common private lines will be eliminated, the potential of having to dig up a newly constructed street to make repairs to private lines will be guarded against and the cost to construct the sewer as part of the street improvement program project could be done at a much lower cost than if it were a stand-alone project. The public meeting was held on February 16, 2005, with the residents benefitting from the improvement to answer and explain the project.