BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that the Minnesota Department of transportation (Mn/DOT), St. Louis County, and the city of Duluth previously adopted the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan for needed improvements to Trunk Highway 53 (Miller Trunk Highway).
Mn/DOT intends to proceed with the reconstruction of T.H. 53 (Miller Trunk Highway) from approximately Trinity Road to approximately Haines Road as outlined in the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan.
St. Louis County and the city of Duluth have previously agreed to participate in this project through reconstruction of adjacent county roads and city streets as appropriate.
Mn/DOT, St. Louis County and the city of Duluth desire to hire appraisers to determine property values, and Ramsland & Vigen has been selected by Mn/DOT in cooperation with St. Louis County and the city of Duluth as one of the appraisers to provide these services in connection with this project.
The proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a joint contract in substantially the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No.____________ with the Minnesota department of transportation, St. Louis County, and Ramsland & Vigen to provide such services.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said services, estimated at $13,500, will be payable from Permanent Improvement Fund 0411, Department/Agency 035, Object 5530, and would be reimbursed from the municipal state aid construction account, Project PI0391TR.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize entering into a joint agreement with Mn/DOT, St. Louis County and Ramsland & Vigen for services required to appraise property values for purchase associated with the reconstruction of a segment of Miller Trunk Highway (T.H. 53). As outlined in the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan as adopted by Mn/DOT, St. Louis County and the city of Duluth in 2003, the city is responsible for the design and construction of various city streets adjacent to Miller Trunk Highway, including Maple Grove Road (from Joshua Avenue to New Burning Tree Drive), Burning Tree Drive (from Mall Drive to Maple Grove Road) and Mall Drive adjacent to Maple Grove Road. Based on the cost proposal developed through agreement by all parties, the cost for appraisal services for those city street segments included in the project is estimated at $13,500. Funding for these services will be from the city’s municipal state aid construction account.