DISCLAIMER

 

06-0398R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (FN 06038; APRIL 21, 2006, RECLASSIFICATION).

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 Saint Louis County:

Parcel ID and legal description

Location

Reason

In Tract #1: 010-0220-4060

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

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

trout stream protection (Keene Creek)

In Tract #1: 010-0220-4080

Bayview Addition No. 1, Block 26, Lots 1-5

at the southeast corner of Clay Street and 71st Avenue West below Skyline Parkway Bayview Heights)

Skyline Parkway viewshed protection

In Tract #1: 010-0220-4210

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

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

trout stream protection (Keene Creek)

In Tract #1: 010-0220-4230

Bayview Addition No. 1, Block 27, Lots 1-6, including part of vacated alley adjacent

north side of Clay Street below Skyline Parkway (Bayview Heights)

Skyline Parkway viewshed protection

In Tract #1: 010-0220-4330

Bayview Addition No. 1, Block 27, Lots 11-14, including part of vacated alley adjacent

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

trout stream protection (Keene Creek) and Superior Hiking Trail crosses the property

In Tract #1: 010-0220-4400

Bayview Addition No. 1, Block 28, Lots 4-11, including part of vacated alley adjacent

lower side of Skyline Parkway north of Clay Street (Bayview Heights)

Skyline Parkway viewshed protection

In Tract #1: 010-0220-4540

Bayview Addition No. 1, Block 29, Lots 7-10, including part of vacated alley adjacent

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

preservation of Keene Creek (trout stream) and Superior Hiking Trail that cross the property

010-0790-03760 (Tract #2)

010-0790-03780 (Tract #2)

Crosley Park Addition, Block 33, Lots 376-379, including part of vacated 53rd Avenue East adjacent

at the northeast corner of Glenwood Street and 53rd Avenue East (Lakeside-Lester Park)

preservation of 53rd Avenue East Creek, which crosses all of the lots

In Tract #5: 010-1350-08540, 010-1350-08550, 010-1350-08560,

010-1350-08570, 010-1350-08580

Duluth Proper Third Division, Block 126, Lots 50-58, even numbered lots, except highway right-of-way

at the southeast corner of Central Entrance and Third Avenue East (Central Hillside)

steep slope and Central Entrance viewshed preservation

In Tract #5: 010-1350-08790

Duluth Proper Third Division, Block 127, Lot 34, except highway right-of-way

at the southeast corner of Central Entrance and Second Avenue East (Central Hillside)

steep slope and Central Entrance viewshed preservation

In Tract #5: 010-1350-08730, 010-1350-08750, 010-1350-08780

Duluth Proper Third Division, Block 127, Lot 39-47, odd numbered lots, except highway right-of-way

at the southwest corner of Central Entrance and Third Avenue East (Central Hillside)

steep slope and Central Entrance viewshed preservation

010-1760-00590 (Tract #6)

East Fond du Lac Division, Block 4, Lots 4, 5, 18 and 19

west side of 123rd Avenue West north of Highway 23 (Fond du Lac)

wetland and Saint Louis River floodplain preservation

In Tract #8: 010-1490-00100

Endion Park Division, Block 2, all of Lots 11 and 12,and Lot 13, except easterly 25 feet

at the northeast corner of East Third Street and 22nd Avenue East (Endion)

steep slope and stream (Oregon Creek) protection

In Tract #8: part of 010-2200-00470

Highland Park Addition, Block 5, Lots 14 and 15

at the northeast corner of East Third Street and 22nd Avenue East (Endion)

steep slope and stream (Oregon Creek) protection

010-2690-00520 (Tract #9)

010-2690-00521 (Tract #9)

In Section 26, T51N, R13W, all of Lot 1 lying south of D and IR RY, except east 1184.75 feet

upper side of Congdon Boulevard, 1/4 mile south of Cant Road (North Shore)

reserve for future study as recommended in 2004 TF land plan

010-2741-00020 (Tract #10)

In Section 1, T49N, R15W, NW1/4 of NW1/4, except Getchell Road and except that part east of Getchell Road

east side of Getchell Road at the north city boundary (Bayview Heights)

steep slope and stream preservation (Keene Creek)

010-3830-19720 (Tract #14)

Portland Division, Block 116, Lots 5-7

East Fifth Street east of 13th Avenue East (East Hillside)

needed for utility and alley preservation

010-4315-00080 (Tract #15)

G.R. Tomlinson’s Addition, Lot 8

upper side of Congdon Boulevard, 300 feet south of Cant Road (North Shore)

reserve for future study as recommended in 2004 TF land plan


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 April 21, 2006, the department of planning and development received a list of 17 groups (tracts) of tax forfeited parcels reclassified to nonconservation by the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on April 11, 2006. Of these 17 tracts, parts of eight are found to have a continuing public purpose and this resolution disapproves the change in classification. The planning commission recommended this action at their May 9, 2006, regular meeting based on detailed review of all 17 tracts, 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 nine tracts on the list supports their eventual sale and change to a taxable status.