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 recreation purposes (FN 07003):
Ironton Second Division, Block 36, Lots 9-31 inclusive (Parcel ID 2530-7020); and
Ironton Second Division, Block 53, Lots 1-22 inclusive (Parcel ID 2530-10870).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution requests that the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners free-convey the described tax forfeited land for recreation purposes.
This 4.21 acre property at the base of the Spirit Mountain recreation area. The Spirit Mountain recreation area authority board of directors voted unanimously to request that the city of Duluth acquire this property by free-conveyance for future recreation facilities to be identified in an updated Spirit Mountain master plan.
This request was also reviewed by the city planning commission at its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. The commissioners voted unanimously to recommend free conveyance of this property for recreation purposes related to Spirit Mountain.
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.