BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON (introduced by President Stover):
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a certificate of sale of tax forfeited lands and city lands, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ______________ with St. Louis County and Maria A. Iallonardo (purchaser) authorizing the combined sale of tax forfeited land and city-owned land near the intersection of Mesaba Avenue and Central Entrance, which city-owned land, located in St. Louis County, Minnesota, legally described below, shall be sold for $20,757 to be deposited in General Fund 100-700-1407-4640:
Lots 24, 26 and 28 except northerly 17 feet for boulevard, Block 128, DULUTH PROPER THIRD DIVISION.
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 30 days from and after its passage and publication.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the execution of a certificate of sale of tax forfeited lands and city-owned lands (a “purchase agreement”) between the city, St. Louis County, and Maria A. Iallonardo (purchaser). The city and county combined two adjoining properties into one land parcel and the county land department sold the combined land parcel at public auction on October 12, 2006, to the purchaser. The purchaser has chosen to pay for the combined land parcel in ten equal annual installments. The county form of agreement for this is called a certificate of sale. The city will annually invoice the county (without interest) for the city’s portion of the sale proceeds. Once the purchaser has satisfactorily completed all payments owed or otherwise has paid the full purchase price ($20,757), the city will prepare and issue a quit claim deed to the purchaser for the city’s portion of the combined land parcel.