BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
WHEREAS, the building official of the city of Duluth duly issued condemnation orders against the following parcels of property, grounds of condemnation being the buildings are structurally unsound, open to trespass, and a menace to the neighborhood, and the criteria of City Code 10-3 was met in each case and evidence thereof has been placed in the file; and
WHEREAS, the cost to the city for the demolition of the following parcels of property has been estimated not to exceed $39,000, and there is a current not obligated balance in Account 100-100-1505-5453 of $45,000; and
WHEREAS, notices of condemnation were served as follows:
Parcel 1. 2718 West Second Street, legally described as east 1/2 Lot 80, Block 080, Duluth Proper Second Division, by certified mail on James Johnson, 2718 West Second Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55806, signed by Heather Daugherty, 5601 Grand Avenue, June 19, 2006; and
Parcel 2. 144 West Central Entrance, legally described as: Lots 13 and 14, Block 004, Duluth Heights, Fifth Division, by certified mail on Patrick Murphy, 2601 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55812, signed by Patrick Murphy, 2601 East Superior Street, June 23, 2006; and
Parcel 3. 608 North 59th Avenue West, legally described as Lot 13, Block 167, West Duluth Fifth Division, on Chris Fisher, 416 North 51st Avenue West, Duluth, Minnesota 55807, returned marked “unclaimed” on July 3, 2006, and by legal notice in the Duluth News Tribune on July 21 and July 22, 2006; and
Parcel 4. 409 North 58th Avenue West, legally described as Lot 12, Block 143, West Duluth Fifth Division, by certified mail on Beverly Torgerson, 409 North 58th Avenue West, Duluth, Minnesota 55807, and by posting the notice on the property June 14, 2006.
Parcel 5. 2012 West Fourth Street, legally described as west 1/2 Lot 326, Block 109, Duluth Proper Second Division, by certified mail on Ronald D. Foucault, 123 North 23rd Avenue West, Duluth, Minnesota 55806, signed by Ronald Foucault, June 16, 2006.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the building official is hereby authorized and directed, forthwith, to take whatever means may be necessary to abate or cause the abatement of the nuisance now existing on the above-named.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution identifies buildings that were found to be structurally unsound and unfit for habitation, and authorizes the building official to take appropriate action. Since the structures are generally not economically repairable, the building official usually contracts for the demolition of buildings through the bidding process.
Budget information: 100-100-1504-5453
Current unobligated amount: $45,000
Estimated amount of demolition: $39,000