05-0395R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY (MARCH 28, 2005 RECLASSIFICATION LETTER).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

     WHEREAS, that the city council objects to the reclassification to nonconservation and sale of the following tax forfeited parcels by the board of county commissioners of St. Louis County:

Parcel ID and legal description

Location

Reason

010-1390-01230, 01270, 01310, 01320, 01330, 01340, 01350


Edgebrook Division, Block 7, Lot 9 south 1/2, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20

southeast of the intersection of 54th Avenue East and Ivanhoe Street (Lakeside-Lester Park)

land-packaging for a proposed development project

010-2900-00020


Lincoln Park Gardens Third Division, Block 1, Lot 2

southeast corner of the intersection of Ethel Avenue and Leonard Street (Piedmont Heights)

Miller Creek protection

010-1350-04010


Duluth Proper Third Division, Block 104, Lots 185 through 191 odd numbered lots

northeast corner of Eighth Street and 12th Avenue West (Central Hillside)

adjacent to Enger Municipal Golf Course and proposed redevelopment


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution objects to land being part of the tax base. It exercises authority granted to municipalities by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, to disapprove of reclassification of tax forfeited lands from conservation to nonconservation upon notification from the board of commissioners from the county in which the lands are located.

 

On March 28, 2005, the department of planning and development received a list of 23 tax-forfeited parcels reclassified to nonconservation by the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners on March 22, 2005. Of these 23 parcels, three are found to have a continuing public purpose and this resolution disapproves the change in classification. The planning commission recommends this action based on detailed review of all 23 parcels, application of standards specified in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, and finding continuing specific public purpose provided by these three parcels.

 

Approval of this resolution does not change tax status of the three subject parcels. Not objecting to reclassification of other parcels on the list supports the sale and change to a taxable basis for 20 parcels.

 

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