BY PRESIDENT STOVER:
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 61(a) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, the city council hereby orders the construction of approximately 130 feet of sanitary sewer in 41st Avenue East from Regent Street to Regent Street Alley, as part of the Lakeside West Central 2007 street improvement project; that the costs of said improvement estimated at $18,315 shall be paid from the Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Object 5530, Project No. 0126TR06, and that said costs be levied against the property specifically benefitted by said improvements.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution orders the construction of approximately 130 feet of sanitary sewer in 41st Avenue East from Regent Street to Regent Street Alley. This ordering in of construction is being done under Section 61(a) of the City Charter, which commits the council to do so by affirmative votes of at least seven members when any portion of such costs is to be assessed against the properties specifically benefitted thereby. This sewer will serve three properties along 41st Avenue East (418, 421 and 425 North 41st Avenue East) that are served by common private sanitary sewer lines. In February, 2001 the shared service line for 421 and 425 North 41st Avenue East failed. Arrangements were made allowing the owners to make a temporary repair to their shared private line and to construct the public sewer service as part of the upcoming SIP. This improvement will allow for separate services to be run from the homes and will bring them into compliance with the state plumbing code. Aging common private lines will be eliminated, the potential of having to dig up a newly constructed street to make repairs to private lines will be guarded against, and constructing the sewer as part of the Street Improvement Project can be done at a much lower cost than if it were a stand-alone project. A public meeting was held on December 7, 2006, to discuss shared common service lines and to answer questions and explain the project. None of the residents showed up for the meeting. The estimated cost shall be paid from the Special Assessment Fund 0410, Agency 038, Object 5530, Project Nos. 0126TR06 and 9295SA00.