BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that the following described property at Wheeler Field Park is declared to be surplus to the city’s needs and available for sale:
Commencing at the southeast corner of CENTREDALE ADDITION TO DULUTH, St. Louis County, Minnesota, said point being north 89 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds east 2625.61 feet (assumed bearing) from the west 1/4 corner of said Section 5; thence south 89 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds west 345.75 feet along the east and west 1/4 line of said Section 5 to a point of intersection with the northwesterly right-of-way line of Grand Avenue; thence south 43 degrees 47 minutes 59 seconds west 214.82 feet along said right-of-way line to the point of beginning; thence continuing along said right-of-way line south 43 degrees 47 minutes 59 seconds west 660.00 feet; thence north 47 degrees 01 minutes 52 seconds west 330.00 feet; thence north 43 degrees 47 minutes 59 east 660.00 feet; thence south 47 degrees 01 minutes 52 seconds east 330.00 feet to said northwesterly right-of-way line of Grand Avenue and point of beginning. Being a part of the west 1/2 of said Section 5, T49N, R14W, St. Louis County, Minnesota, containing 5.00 acres of land, more or less. Being subject to an easement in favor of city of Duluth for streets, walkways and utilities over the westerly 40.00 feet and to easements and restrictions of record, if any.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above-described property is the location of a development known as the Kroc Center, which development is the subject of a development agreement to which the city is, or will be, a party, and which will be a part of the city’s recreation program, and to facilitate the development the council has determined to sell the property, by quit claim deed, to Salvation Army, an Illinois corporation, for fair value of $377,580, without bids.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution requires five affirmative votes for passage. This resolution is required by City Code §§2-176 and 2-177 in order to sell the property where the Kroc Center will be built. The assessor’s opinion of value on November 2, 2006, was $377,580, which is the price the parties have agreed upon and which is included in the development agreement between the parties.
This resolution will add land to the tax base, although the buyer may be exempt from paying ad valorem taxes.