BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
The city council finds as follows:
(a) A sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk on ___________, requesting the vacation of portions of the Duluth Skywalk System within the second floor of what is known as the "Minnesota National Bank Building" or "Livingston Building" and legally described as:
That portion of the second floor of the MN National Bank Building at 222 West Superior Street to be vacated, cross hatched and easement to be granted to the city shaded black, on Exhibit A of Lot Forty-four (44), Block (6), Central Division of Duluth, according to the recorded plat thereof;
(b) 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;
(c) The city planning commission unanimously approved the vacation petition at its November 14, 2006 meeting (FN 06115).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation and granting of easements of those portions of the skywalk across the property described above, and as more particularly described on Public Document No. ____________.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, 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 the plats showing the portion of the skywalk easements to be vacated and granted per Exhibit A.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the vacation and granting of certain portions of easement within the Duluth skywalk on the second floor of the Minnesota Bank (Livingston’s) building, at 222 West Second Street, as requested by a&l properties, for IRET Properties (the building’s owners), as indicated on site plan drawing submitted by Rebecca Lewis, architect, on November 6, 2006.” (Passed 12-0-1 Harries)