BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of the alley located 125 feet west of 100th Avenue West on the north side of West Skyline Parkway, legally described as alley adjoining Blocks 1 and 2, Riverside Park Second Addition (FN 06026); 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 the city planning commission found that said alley easement is useless for the purpose for which is was intended, based on the following findings:
(a) There are no existing or proposed utilities for this alley easement, all utilities are located in 100th Avenue West;
(b) The vacation will unify the ownerships and remove limitations for future private improvements;
and the commission did approve, unanimously, the alley vacation petition at its April 26, 2006, meeting.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approve the vacation of the alley easement described above and as more particularly described on Public Document No. ______________________.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, 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 North-South Alley Located 125 feet west of 100th Avenue West on the north side of West Skyline Parkway. The purpose of the vacation is to unify the ownerships and remove limitations for future private improvements.
The planning commission unanimously approved this alley vacation petition at its regular meeting on April 26, 2006.
This resolution will have no effect on the tax base.
Date Application Received: March 28, 2006
Action Deadline: August 26, 2006