BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to purchase the below-described property in St. Louis County, Minnesota, from Tischer Creek, LLC, for the amount of $64,000, payable from Sewer Fund 0531, Agency 500, Object 5510, for a sanitary sewer overflow storage facility:
Lots 14, 15 and 16, Block 39, Rearrangement of Part of East Duluth and of First Addition to East Duluth.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to buy three lots located on the upper side of London Road east of 32nd Avenue East from their owner, Tischer Creek, LLC, as part of the development of a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) storage facility.
As the councilors are aware, the city is under orders from the MPCA and EPA to eliminate the discharge of sanitary sewage into Lake Superior occurring during periods of overload in the system caused by heavy precipitation and its inflow into the sanitary sewer system. In order to comply with these requirements in the Lakeside/Lester Park area, the city has proposed the construction of several major holding facilities which would allow the excess sewer flow to be stored and then fed into the system as capacity allows. One of the required holding facilities is proposed to be constructed on the east side of 32nd Avenue East.
The lots which are to be acquired are adjacent to the five lots that the council authorized acquisition of from the state of Minnesota as a free conveyance on June 26, 2006, for this overflow structure under Resolution 05-0451. A facility plan which included this sanitary sewer overflow facility was also adopted under Resolution 06-0309. The facility plan recommended that storage basin construction be completed in two phases. The purchase of these lots will allow for the construction of the overflow facility at this location.
Lots 14, 15 and 16, Block 39, are undeveloped and as such, the tax impact is deminimus.