BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of the west 1/2 of 22nd Avenue West adjacent to 2208 West 24th Street, legally described as that portion of 22nd Avenue West adjoining Lot 1, Block 6, Coffin-Warner and Jones Addition to Duluth; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 100 of the City Charter and Article IV of Chapter 45 of the Duluth City Code, 1959 as amended, such petition was duly referred to the city planning commission and such commission gave due notice of public hearing and did consider same in public hearing; and
WHEREAS, the city planning commission found that said street easement is useless for the purpose for which is was intended, based on the following findings:
(a) The right-of-way is not needed for access or utility needs to any properties;
(b) Contiguous rights-of-way have been vacated previously in the creation of the Piedmont Heights Recreation Center;
and the commission did approve, unanimously, the street easement vacation petition at its June 14, 2005, meeting (reference Planning Commission File No. 05045).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation of the street easement described above and as more particularly described on Public Document No.__________.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city clerk is hereby directed to record, with the register of deeds and/or the registrar of titles of St. Louis County, Minnesota, a certified copy of this resolution together with a plat showing the portion of the easement to be vacated.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution vacates the west 1/2 of unimproved 22nd Avenue West adjacent to 2208 West 24th Street. The purpose of the vacation is to enlarge the adjoining property to facilitate construction of a new detached garage.
The city planning commission unanimously approved this easement vacation petition at its regular meeting on June 14, 2005.
This resolution should have minimal effect on the tax base.
Date application received: May 3, 2005 Action deadline: July 2, 2005