BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth does hereby accept the conveyance, at no cost to the city, of an easement for street and utility purposes over and across the below-described property from Charles K. and Peggy J. Bertel for the construction of Butte Avenue as part of the 2005 street improvement program, which easement is described and shown on Public Document No. ____________ on file in the office of the city clerk:
That portion of the vacated Butte Avenue right-of-way lying within 25 feet of the platted centerline thereof, adjacent to Lots 8, 9 and 10, and the north 1/2 of Lot 11, Block 2, and adjacent to Lots 7 and 13, and the east 1/2 of Lot 6, Block 4, all in Hunters Park First Division of Duluth.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes acceptance of an easement for the construction of Butte Avenue from the end of the existing Butte Avenue to approximately 200 feet northwesterly (see exhibits). In order to construct Butte Avenue to the prescribed limits, per the request of the adjacent property owner, acquisition of adequate right-of-way was required. An equitable exchange exists between property value and street construction expenditures (including future maintenance expenditures).