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 100 feet of sanitary sewer in Grand Avenue beginning at 45th Avenue West and extending southerly as part of the Grand Avenue reconstruction project; that the costs of said improvement estimated at $11,000 shall be paid from the Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Object 5530, Project No. 0112TR, and that said costs be levied against the property specifically benefitted by said improvements.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution orders the construction of approximately 100 feet of sanitary sewer in Grand Avenue beginning at 45th Avenue West 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 two properties along Grand Avenue that are served by common private sanitary sewer lines. This improvement will allow for separate services to be run from the buildings and will bring them into compliance with State Plumbing Code and eliminate the exposed current service line. Aging common private lines will be eliminated, the potential of having to dig up a newly constructed street to make repairs will be guarded against, and the cost to construct the sewer as part of the current street project could be done at a much lower cost than if it were a stand-alone project. The property owner benefitting from this improvement has been met with and had this project explained. The property owner has indicated in writing his support for the improvements.