BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a joint agreement with the Minnesota department of transportation and St. Louis County. The costs of these services for property acquisition shall not exceed $1,500,000 without written amendment to this agreement and will be payable from the Permanent Improvement Fund 0411, Department/Agency 035, Object 5530, and would be reimbursed from the city’s 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 the city of Duluth for property acquisition 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 financially 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 property acquisition shall not exceed $1,500,000 without an amendment to the agreement. Funding for these services will be from the city’s municipal state aid construction account.