BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 61(a) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, the city council hereby orders the construction of approximately 160 feet of sanitary sewer in East Skyline Parkway Alley beginning 360 feet south of Chester Parkway and extending southerly to alleviate a public health concern due to failure of a shared private sewer line resulting in sewer backups and surface spillage; that the costs of said improvement, estimated at $37,500, be paid from Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Object 5530, Project No. 0577SN, and that said costs be levied against the property specifically benefitted by said improvements.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution orders the construction of approximately 160 feet of sanitary sewer in East Skyline Parkway Alley beginning 360 feet south of Chester Parkway and extending southerly. This ordering of that construction is being done under Section 61(a) of the City Charter, which permits the council to do so by affirmative votes of at least seven members when any portion of such costs to be assessed against the properties specifically benefitted thereby. This sewer will serve three properties along East Skyline Parkway (1500, 1502 and 1504) that are served by a common private sanitary sewer line. By constructing this public sewer, a public health concern of sewer backups and spillages will be eliminated. Residents benefitting from this improvement have been met with and had this project explained. The residents indicated their support for the improvements at the meeting.