DISCLAIMER

 

06-0061R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY (DECEMBER 14, 2005, RECLASSIFICATION LETTER).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

     RESOLVED, 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

010-220-4060 (Tract #1)


Bayview Addition No. 1, Block 25, Lots 14 and 15

at the end of unbuilt Earl Street below Skyline Parkway (Bayview Heights)

trout stream protection (Keene Creek)

010-220-4210 (Tract #2)


Bayview Addition No. 1, Block 26, Lots 14 and 15

at the end of Clay Street below Skyline Parkway (Bayview Heights)

trout stream protection (Keene Creek)

010-450-730; 010-450-760; 010-450-770; 010-450-780; 010-450-790; 010-450-800 (Tract #3)


Century Acres, Block 8, Lots 3 and 6-10

between Morgan Street and Walnut Street east of Osage Avenue (Duluth Heights)

wetlands protection, needed for future planning, may be a future park

010-1500-580; 010-1500-610

(Tract #5)


Englewood Farms, Block 00, Lots 58-61

north of eastward extension of Englewood Drive at east branch of Chester Creek (Kenwood)

trout stream protection (east branch of Chester Creek flows through the parcels) and possible future park

010-2550-460; 010-2550-470; 010-2550-480 (Part of Tract #8)


Ironton Fourth Division, Block 2, Lots 26, 27, 28 (all except part taken for highway)

southeast of the intersection of Grand Avenue and Clyde Avenue (Smithville)

trout stream protection (Stewart Creek flows through the parcels) and a sanitary sewer crosses the parcels

010-2710-5155 (Tract #11)


Section 19, Twp 50N Rng 14W, N1/2 of SE1/4 of SW1/4 of NW1/4

between Haines Road and Decker Road south of Matterhorn Circle (Duluth Heights)

need to plan for future road and utility corridors in this area; also, many wetlands

010-2710-5130 (Tract #13)


Section 19, Twp 50N Rng 14W, S1/2 of NE1/4 of SW1/4 of NW1/4

between Haines Road and Decker Road south of Matterhorn Circle (Duluth Heights)

need to plan for future road and utility corridors in this area; also, many wetlands

010-2710-5150 (Tract #14)


Section 19, Twp 50N Rng 14W, N1/2 of SW1/4 of SW1/4 of NW1/4 except northerly 200 feet

between Haines Road and Decker Road south of Matterhorn Circle (Duluth Heights)

need to plan for future road and utility corridors in this area; also, many wetlands

010-2710-5160 (Tract #15)


Section 19, Twp 50N Rng 14W, S1/2 of S1/2 of SW1/4 of NW1/4, except W1/2

Between Haines Rd. and Decker Rd. south of Matterhorn Cir. (Duluth Heights)

need to plan for future road and utility corridors in this area; also, many wetlands

010-2741-020 (part of Tract #12)


Section 1,Twp 49 N Rng 15W, that part of NW1/4 of NW1/4 east of Getchell Road

Getchell Road at the city boundary (Bayview Heights)

trout stream (Keene Creek) and wetland protection; also WLSSD sewer pipe crosses


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 nonconservation upon notification from the board of commissioners from the county in which the lands are located.

 

On December 14, 2005, the department of planning and development received a list of 16 tax forfeited parcels reclassified to nonconservation by the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on December 20, 2005. Of these 16 parcels, ten are found to have a continuing public purpose and this resolution disapproves the change in classification. The planning commission recommended this action at their January 10, 2006, regular meeting based on detailed review of all 16 parcels, application of standards specified in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, and finding continuing specific public purpose provided by these ten parcels.

 

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