BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with Pro-West and Associates, Inc., for professional services related to the development of digital plat and parcel data mapping, in accordance with its November 4, 2004, proposal, beginning December 1, 2006, and ending December 31, 2007, for an estimated $90,000, payable as follows: $70,000 from the Special Projects Fund 210, Department/Agency 030, Organization 3154, Object 5319; $5,000 from the Water Fund 510, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310; $5,000 from the Gas Fund 520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310; $5,000 from the Sewer Fund 530, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310; and $5,000 from the Stormwater Fund 535, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes city officials to contract with Pro-west and Associates, Inc., for professional services in digital plat and parcel data mapping, estimated at $90,000, to be paid from various funds.
The agreement begins December 1, 2006, and ends December 31, 2007. The city is in the process of mapping property ownerships in eighteen public land survey sections in the city, part of a five-year effort to map the plats and parcels of the city. This effort coincides with St. Louis County’s five year plan.
The city of Duluth was awarded a grant for $70,000 from the Minnesota Lake Superior coastal program to help defray its cost with the current mapping project which covers areas of Congdon, Lakeside, Woodland and Hunter’s Park. (See Resolution 05-0877, passed December 19, 2005, accepting the grant.) The city will provide matching funds in the form of in-kind services and cash valued at approximately $85,000 - $65,000 in-kind services from GIS (geographic information systems) and $20,000 cash from utility funds.
Pro-West and Associates, Inc., located in Walker, Minnesota, has previously provided professional services for this project and will continue to do so, based on its November 4, 2004, proposal and fees.
The project will digitally create 11,000 parcels, plats and survey control needed to accurately register property locations. The completed parcel map will be used to: (1) identify ownership, zoning, land-use, property values, etc.; and (2) analyze many different aspects of city management including stormwater management, sewer inflow and infiltration, wetland protection, engineering projects, planning, crime analysis and tax assessment.
Requisition Nos. 07-0193/04-0163