DISCLAIMER

 

05-0813R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (OCTOBER 19, 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 Saint Louis County:

Parcel ID and legal description

Location

Reason

010-0280-00050


Brighton Gardens First Division, Block 1, Lot 5, except highway right-of-way

upper side of the Two Harbors Expressway near the intersection with Chase Avenue (North Shore)

future frontage road adjacent to the Two Harbors Expressway

010-0280-00060


Brighton Gardens First Division, Block 1, Lot 6, except southerly 120 feet and except highway right-of-way

upper side of the Two Harbors Expressway near the intersection with Chase Avenue (North Shore)

drainage-way preservation

010-1750-0010, 00110, 00120, 00130, 00140, 00150, 00220, 00230, 00250, 00260


Fond du Lac, Water Street Division, Lots 10-15, 22, 23, 25, 26 except northeast 20 feet

between Water Street and the Saint Louis River (Fond du Lac)

stream and shoreline protection

010-1750-00610


Fond du Lac, Water Street Division, Lot 60

between Water Street and the Saint Louis River (Fond du Lac)

stream and shoreline protection

010-2290-01050


Homewood Gardens Tracts, Block 10, westerly eight feet of southerly 1/2 of Lot 8

east side of North Seventh Avenue East between Plum and Kelly streets (Upper East Hillside)

retain for street right-of-way

010-2720-00450


SW1/4 of SW1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 36, T51N, R14W

both sides of Vermilion Road 600 feet south of Claymore Street (Parkview)

preserve Amity Creek, state snowmobile trail, and Superior Hiking Trail routes

010-3258-00010


Miller Creek First Addition, Block 1, Lot 1

south side of Arrowhead Road east of Haines Road at high tension power-line crossing (Duluth Heights)

wetland and tributary to Miller Creek protection


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

 

 

On October 19, 2005, the department of planning and development received a list of 20 tax-forfeited parcels reclassified to non-conservation by the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on September 13, 2005. Of these 20 parcels, seven are found to have a continuing public purpose and this resolution disapproves the change in classification. The planning commission recommended this action at their November 8, 2005, regular meeting based on detailed review of all 20 parcels, application of standards specified in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, and finding continuing specific public purpose provided by these seven parcels.

 

This resolution keeps the listed parcels from becoming part of the tax base. Not objecting to reclassification of the other 13 parcels on the list supports their eventual sale and change to a taxable status.