DISCLAIMER

 

07-010-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT FOR THE SEAWAY HOTEL TO CONSTRUCT A FIRE ESCAPE IN THE ALLEY AT 2001 WEST SUPERIOR STREET.

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. Under the authority of Section 100 of the 1912 Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, as amended, and subject to the conditions, limitations and restrictions hereinafter setforth, permission is hereby granted to the Seaway Hotel, Inc., their successors and interests, referred to herein as the permittee, to occupy, erect and maintain a fire scape into and over that part of alley of 2001 West Superior Street, Lots 321 and 323, Block 53, as the same was dedicated to the use of the public and the plat of Duluth Proper Second Division, on file and of record in the office of the register of deeds in and for St. Louis County, Minnesota, described as follows:

           All of that part of the alley located within Block 53, Duluth Proper Second Division, city of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, more particularly described as follows:

           All of the easterly 80 feet of the southerly four feet of said alley lying adjacent to the north line of Lots 321 and 323, Block 23, Duluth Proper Second Division.

     Section 2. That before this ordinance shall be effective for any purpose whatsoever, the aforesaid permittees shall file with the city clerk; a duly executed and acknowledged written acceptance of the terms of this ordinance; a certificate of insurance approved as to form by the city attorney evidencing that such person or organization has in force insurance in the minimum amounts of $300,000 for bodily injuries resulting in any year and $50,000 property damage in any one year protecting such person or organization and the city of Duluth against liability for injuries or damages resulting from the placement of such objects or materials on public sidewalks, streets or boulevard areas. The permission granted by such ordinance shall be conditioned upon such person or organization continuing to supply the city with evidence that such insurance remains in effect and all insurance required herein shall contain a provision that no policy may be canceled until ten days after written notice is given to the city clerk. Such policy shall name the city as an additional insured; and shall agree to pay the cost of publishing this ordinance and a recording of a certified copy thereof at the registrar of titles of St. Louis County, Minnesota.

     Section 3. That before this resolution shall be effective for any purpose whatsoever, the aforesaid permittee shall file with the city clerk:  a duly executed and acknowledged written acceptance of the terms of this resolution; a certificate of insurance approved as to form by the city attorney evidencing that the permittee has in force insurance meeting the following requirements:

     (a)  A comprehensive general liability insurance policy shall be maintained in force by permittee in an amount not less than $1,000,000 for bodily injuries and in an amount not less than $300,000 for property damage or $1,000,000 single limit coverage. Such coverage shall include all permittee activities occurring on the permitted premise whether said activities are performed by employees or agents under contract to permittee. Such policy of insurance shall be approved by the city attorney and shall contain a condition that it may not be cancelled without 30 days written notice to the city of Duluth. The city of Duluth shall be named as an additional insured on said policy of insurance required by this paragraph. Current ISO additional insured endorsement CG 20 10 is not acceptable. If the ISO 20 10 is used, it must be a pre-2004 edition;

     (b)  That this permit shall expire on January 1, 2008, for any purpose whatsoever, unless prior to such date, permittee files with the city clerk certificates of insurance evidencing that permittee has in force insurance meeting the following requirements:

           (1)  Comprehensive general liability insurance policy shall be maintained in force by permittee in an amount not less than $1,200,000 for bodily injuries and in an amount not less than $400,000 for property damage or $1,200,000 single limit coverage. Such coverage shall include all permittee activities occurring on the permitted premise whether said activities are performed by employees or agents under contract to permittee. Such policy of insurance shall be approved by the city attorney and shall contain a condition that it may not be cancelled without 30 days written notice to the city of Duluth. The city of Duluth shall be named as an additional insured on said policy of insurance required by this paragraph. Current ISO additional insured endorsement CG 20 10 is not acceptable. If the ISO 20 10 is used, it must be a pre-2004 edition;

     (c)  This permit shall expire on July 1, 2009, for any purpose whatsoever, unless prior to such date, permittee files with the city clerk certificates of insurance evidencing that permittee has in force insurance meeting the following requirements:

           (1)  Comprehensive general liability insurance policy shall be maintained in force by permittee in an amount not less than $1,500,000 for bodily injuries and in an amount not less than $500,000 for property damage or $1,500,000 single limit coverage. Such coverage shall include all permittee activities occurring on the permitted premise whether said activities are performed by employees or agents under contract to permittee. Such policy of insurance shall be approved by the city attorney and shall contain a condition that it may not be cancelled without 30 days written notice to the city of Duluth. The city of Duluth shall be named as an additional insured on said policy of insurance required by this paragraph. Current ISO additional insured endorsement CG 20 10 is not acceptable. If the ISO 20 10 is used, it must be a pre-2004 edition.

     Section 4. That upon the giving of the notice of termination as aforesaid, the permittees shall remove said fire escape and all fixtures and appurtenances of every kind whatsoever attached thereto from the tract of land described above within said six months, all at the expense and cost of the permittees, and without right on the part of the permittees to claim from the city of Duluth, or any of its officers, agents or servants, any compensation, reimbursement for damages of any kind whatsoever.

     Section 5. That by the acceptance of the terms of this ordinance as aforesaid, the permittees hereby agree to save harmless and defend and indemnify the city of Duluth against any claims or demand which may arise against the city of Duluth by reason of any act or omission of the permittees, and agree that such fire escape shall be so constructed and at all times maintained so as in no way to interfere with or damage any sewer, water mains, gas mains, pipes, conduits or other public utilities now or to be hereinafter located in any part of said alley located at 2001 West Superior Street and agree that the city of Duluth shall not be liable for damage caused to such fire escape while the city is engaged in making repairs to public utilities provided that the city exercises reasonable care to avoid such damage, and agree to pay to the city of Duluth all extra costs of installation of any such sewers, gas mains, watermains, pipes, conduits or other public utilities made necessary by the presence of such fixed fire escape in said alley of 2001 West Superior Street.

     Section 6. That the permittee shall further observe the following conditions:

     (a)  All required building permits shall be obtained for said fire escape;

     (b)  The fire scape is to be counter balanced with the lowest part is greater than 13 feet six inches above grade;

     (c)  No part of the fire escape is to decrease the width of the alley so as to not allow for the passage of emergency vehicles.

     Section 7. That this ordinance shall not be valid if the above cited permits in Section 6 are not issued and improvements completed within 12 months from the effective date of this ordinance.

     Section 8. The term of this permit shall expire with the sale of the property by the permittee and said fire escape and all fixtures of every kind whatsoever attached thereto shall be removed from the tract of land described above within 60 days, unless the new property owner applies for and received a replacement ordinance within 60 days.

     Section 9. The approval was made because of the city planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood if conditions are observed.

     Section 10. That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days from and after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance provides for the installation of a fire escape located in the alley of the Seaway Hotel, 2001 West Superior Street, that is counter balanced, does not decrease the width of the alley and is at least 13 feet six inches above grade.


The planning commission action approved this ordinance at their meeting of February 13, 2007 by 13-0 vote.


Petition received:

     (a)  December 29, 2006, by clerk’s office

     (b)  January 3, 2007, by planning department

     (c)  A deadline does not apply (May 3, 2007, if one did)


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