BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
A sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of a portion of Lemon Street, legally described as Lemon Street adjoining Lots 18-24, Block 1 and Lots 1-8, Block 2 of Jackson Division (FN 06063); and, 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 unanimously approved the street vacation at its June 28, 2006, meeting; and the city planning commission found that said street is useless for the purpose for which is was intended, based on the finding that; There is no need for this right of way as a street, and an additional intersection with Arlington Avenue at this location is undesirable.
NOW, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approve the vacation Lemon Street described above, as more particularly described on Public Document No. _______________; retaining the center 20 feet as a pedestrian and utility easement.
RESOLVED FURTHER, 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 street to be vacated and the easement being retained.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution vacates 200 feet of unimproved Lemon Street west of South Arlington Avenue in Duluth Heights. An easement for pedestrian and utility purposes is retained.
This petition received a unanimous approval of the Duluth Planning Commission at its regular meeting on June 28, 2006.
This resolution should have no effect on the tax base.