BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners is hereby requested to free convey to the city of Duluth the following tax forfeited parcels for stormwater drainage purposes (FN 07003):
Ironton Fourth Division, Block 13, Lots 5-14 inclusive, (Parcel ID 2550-3340, 2550-3350, 2550-3390, 2550-3400, 2550-3410).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution requests that the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners free-convey the described tax forfeited land for stormwater drainage purposes.
This 0.7 acre property is 125'x250' and is crossed by a 20 foot deep ravine containing an unnamed drainage that receives drain water from storm sewers in many streets in the area. Acquisition of these parcels will ensure that this natural drainage will continue to function and that city staff will be able to access the drainage for periodic maintenance.
This request was reviewed by the city planning commission at its regular meeting of January 9, 2007. The commissioners voted unanimously to recommend that the city council request the free conveyance of this property to the city of Duluth.
This free conveyance of tax-forfeited land to the city is a public-to-public transfer; therefore, there is no tax base impact at this time. In addition, the land will not be available to join the tax base in the future.