DISCLAIMER

 

07-0303R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (FN 07039; FEBRUARY 20, 2007, RECLASSIFICATION).

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:

     RESOLVED, that the city council objects to the reclassification to nonconservation and sale of the following tax forfeited parcels by the board of county commissioners of Saint Louis County:

Parcel ID and legal description

Location

Reason

010-0100-00810

010-0100-00820

Auditors Plat of Morningside Tract

Lot 268 Ex W 14 ft and S 7 ft and N 7 ft

Lots 269 through 276 Ex S 7 ft and N 7 ft and Inc Lot 277 Ex E 15 ft and Ex S 7 ft and N 7 ft

(all of Tract #1)

north of Cedar Street between Livingston Street and Morningside Street (Morley Heights)

land packaging for future development

010-0100-00950

Auditors Plat of Morningside Tract

Lots 280 through 286 Ex S 7 ft and N 7 ft and inc Lot 287 Ex E 15 ft and Ex S 7 ft and N 7 ft

(all of Tract #2)

north of Winter Street between Livingston Street and Morningside Street (Morley Heights)

land packaging for future development

010-0100-01030

Auditors Plat of Morningside Tract

Lot 288 Ex W 14 ft and Ex S 7 ft, Lots 289 through 294 Ex S 7 ft and inc lots 295 through 297 Ex S 7 ft and Inc Lots 295 thru 297 Ex S 7 ft and Ex part lying NE of a line beg 140 ft S of NE cor of Lot 297 thence NW to a pt 120 ft S of NW cor of Lot 297 thence NW to a pt 110 ft W of NE cor of Lot 295 and E 15 ft of Lot 297

(all of Tract #3)

north of Dexter Street between Livingston Street and Morningside Street (Morley Heights)

land packaging for future development

010-0350-00270

Bryant Addition Third Division

Block 3, Lots 10 through 15

(all of Tract #8)

beyond the end of Vernon Street on the north side (Lincoln Park)

preservation of stream crossing property

010-0370-03370

Carlton Place Addition to Duluth

Block 24, Lots 10 through 13, except East 70 feet

(part of Tract #9) 

East side of South 69th Avenue West between Redruth Street and Sherburne Street (Fairmount)

stormwater drainage preservation

010-0530-00030

010-0530-00040

City Home Acres

Block 1, Lots 3 through 6

(all of Tract #10)

north side of Maple Grove Road west of Robin Avenue (Duluth Heights)

wetland protection

010-0880-05470

Duluth Heights Fifth Division

Lots 1 through 16, Block 20

(all of Tract #12)

south of Lemon Street between Ebony Avenue and Teak Avenue (Duluth Heights)

land packaging

010-1160-00530

Duluth Proper Second Division

Block 98, E 1/2 Lot 182

(all of Tract #14)

south of Third Street west of 11th Avenue West (Central Hillside - Observation Hill)

preservation of stream crossing the property

010-1170-00110

010-1170-00120

Myers Rearrangement of Blocks 105, 106, 127, 128, 142

Block 105, Lots 10 and 11

(all of Tract #15)

west side of 17th Avenue West north of Third Street (Lincoln Park - Goat Hill)

future park

010-1170-00210

010-1170-00220

Myers Rearrangement Blocks 105, 106, 127, 128, 142

Block 105, Lots 19 and 20

(all of Tract #16)

east side of 18th Avenue West north of Third Street (Lincoln Park - Goat Hill)

future park

010-1170-00230

010-1170-00240

Myers rearrangement Blocks 105, 106, 127, 128, 142

Block 105, Lots 21 and 22

(all of Tract #17)

southeast corner of 18th Avenue West and Fourth Street (Lincoln Park - Goat Hill)

future park

010-1350-10400

010-1350-10480

Duluth Proper Third Division

Lot 81 and 82, Block 136

(all of Tract #22)

northwest corner of Fifth Avenue West and Ninth Street (Central Hillside - antennae farm)

antennae farm

010-1350-10430

010-1350-10440

Duluth Proper Third Division

Lot 87 and 89, Block 136

(all of Tract #23)

north side of West Ninth Street west of Fifth Avenue West (Central Hillside - antennae farm)

antennae farm

010-1350-10500

010-1350-10510

Duluth Proper Third Division

Lot 86, 88 and 94, Block 136

(all of Tract #24)

south side of West Tenth Street west of Fifth Avenue West (Central Hillside - antennae farm)

antennae farm

010-1350-15770

Duluth Proper Third Division

Block 178, Lots 49 through 63, odd numbered lots inc part of vac Fourth Avenue West adjacent to Lot 63

(all of Tract #25)

north side of West 12th Street between Third and Fourth Avenue West (Central Hillside - antennae farm)

antennae farm

010-1350-15850

Duluth Proper Third Division

Lots 50 and 52, Block 178

(all of Tract #26)

southwest corner of Third Avenue West and 13th Street (Central Hillside - antennae farm)

antennae farm

010-1660-00660

Fond Du Lac Eighth Street

Lots 131 through 169

Odd numbered lots

(all of Tract #27)

south side of Eighth Street near 127th and 128th Avenue West (Fond du Lac)

wetland preservation

010-1660-00880

010-1760-02940

010-1770-01720

Fond Du Lac Eighth Street

Lot 175 thru 185 replatted as First Addition to Fond du Lac and East Fond du Lac, Block 10, Lot 1 and East Fond du Lac, Block 23, Lots 1 through 3

(all of Tract #28)

south side of Eighth Street near 126th Avenue West (Fond du Lac)

steep slope and wetland preservation

010-1680-00010

Fond Du Lac Itasca Street

Lot 81

(all of Tract #29)

between Water Street and Saint Louis River near 131st Avenue West (Fond du Lac)

sewer crosses parcel, floodplain, river preservation

010-1800-00250

Gary First Division

Lots 1 through 8, Block 3

(all of Tract #30)

east side of 104th Avenue West north of Reis Street (Gary-New Duluth)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-2110-08640

Harrisons Brookdale Division

Lot 9, Block 66 

(all of Tract #33)

north side of Tenth Street between Voss Avenue and 22nd Avenue West (Lincoln Park)

preservation of floodplain and stream ravine

010-2110-08660

010-2110-08670

010-2110-08680

Harrisons Brookdale

Lot 11 through 13, Block 66

(all of Tract #34)

north side of Tenth Street between Voss Avenue and 22nd Avenue West (Lincoln Park)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-2190-00410

Highland Gardens Second Division

Lots 1 and 2, Block 8

(all of Tract #35)

southwest corner of Farrell Road and West Ideal Street (Duluth Heights)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-2230-04250

Home Acres First Division

Lot 1 through 15, Block 10

(all of Tract 36)

southeast corner of Sumac Avenue and Page Street (Duluth Heights)

future roadway

010-2230-04470

010-2230-04490

Home Acres First Division

Lot 23 and Lots 25 through 39, Block 10

(all of Tract #37)

southwest corner of Cedar Avenue and Page Street (Duluth Heights)

future roadway

010-1790-01590

Gary Central Division

Lot 1 and Lots 3 through 8, Block 58

(all of Tract #39)

east side of 107th Avenue West north of Reis Street (Gary-New Duluth)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-1790-01670

Gary Central Division

Lots 23 through 30, Block 58

(all of Tract #40)

west side of 106th Avenue West north of Reis Street (Gary-New Duluth)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-1790-03450

010-1790-03460

010-1790-03470

010-1790-03480

Gary Central Division Duluth

Lots 1-4, Block 65

(all of Tract #41)

east side of 108th Avenue West north of Reis Street (Gary-New Duluth)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-1790-03490

010-1790-03500

010-1790-03510

010-1790-03520

Gary Central Division of Duluth

Lots 5 thru 8, Block 65

(all of Tract #42)

west side of 108th Avenue West north of Reis Street (Gary-New Duluth)

stream ravine preservation

010-2710-1460
Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 5
E ½ of E ½ of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4
(All of Tract #43)
010-2710-1470

south side of Norton Road east of Thurber Road (Kenwood) airport approach protection, stream preservation
Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 5
W ½ of E ½ of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4
(All of Tract #45)
south side of Norton Road east of Thurber Road (Kenwood) airport approach protection, stream preservation
010-2710-1550
Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 5
W ½ of W ½ of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4
(All of Tract #46)
south side of Norton Road east of Thurber Road (Kenwood) airport approach protection, stream preservation

010-2710-02050

Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 7

E ½ of NE ¼ of SW ¼ Ex 1 acre for school and Ex that part N of the Old Swan Lake Road and W of the Krueger Road

(all of Tract #47)

south side of Swan Lake Road 1/4 mile east of Haines Road (Duluth Heights)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property (Miller Creek)

010-2710-02150

Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 7

W ½ of E ½ of E ½ of SE ¼ of SW ¼

(all of Tract #48)

north side of Arrowhead Road east of Haines Road where Minnesota Power line crosses (Duluth Heights)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property (Miller Creek)

010-2710-02260

Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 7

W ½ of SE ¼ of SE ¼ Ex 1 40/100 Ac for road Ex part S and W of Swan Lake Rd Ex W 225 Ft N of Swan Lake Rd and Ex E 120 ft of W 465 Ft N of Swan Lake Rd

(all of Tract #49)

north side of Arrowhead Road east of Swan Lake Road (Duluth Heights)

wetland preservation

010-2710-05940

Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 20

That part of SW ¼ of SE ¼ bounded as follows: commencing at a pt in the N line of said SW ¼ of SE ¼ 16 rods E of the NW cor thence running W on said N line of SW ¼ of SE ¼ 12 rods to a pt thence S at right angles 10 rods to a pt thence E at right angles 12 rods to a pt thence N at right angles 10 rods to a place of beg containing .75 acres more or less

(all of Tract #50)

southwest of Robin Avenue and Quince Street (Duluth Heights)

future park

010-2710-06588

Twp 50N Rng 14W Sec 29

E 100 ft of E ½ of E ½ of NE ¼ of NW ¼ of NW ¼

(all of Tract #51)

south of Anderson Road east of Trinity Road (Duluth Heights)

wetland preservation

010-1800-00340

Gary First Division

Lots 24 and 25, Block 3

(all of Tract #53)

west side of 103rd Avenue West north of Reis Street (Gary-New Duluth)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-1800-00360

010-1800-00370

Gary First Division

Lots 26, 27 and 28, Block 3

(all of Tract #54)

west side of 103rd Avenue West north of Reis Street (Gary-New Duluth)

preservation of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-2730-00590

Twp 48N Rng 15 W Sec 5

Und 5/24 of NE ¼ of NE ¼ Ex Ry R of W Ex for road 2 23/100 Ac

(all of Tract #55) 

between Becks Road and 123rd Avenue West at city boundary (Gary-New Duluth)

Superior Hiking Trail

010-2880-00135

Lincoln Park Gardens

Block 2, Lot 2 Ex Nly 175 ft

(all of Tract #59)

east side of north end of Ozark Street (Piedmont Heights)

stream and sanitary sewer pipe cross the property

010-2880-00300

Lincoln Park Gardens

Lot 19, Block 2

(all of Tract #60)

between Piedmont Avenue and Springvale Road east of Ozark Street (Piedmont Heights)

stream crosses the property (Miller Creek)

010-2900-00575

Lincoln Park Gardens Third Division

Block 4, Lot 21 Ely 8 ft

(all of Tract #61)

southwest corner of Ethel Avenue and Leonard Street (Piedmont Heights)

future roadway

010-3030-02070

London Addition

Lot 4, Block 82

(all of Tract #62)

south side of Jay Street between 43rd and 44th Avenue West (Lakeside-Lester Park)

stormwater drainage protection

010-3130-00870

010-3130-00900

010-3130-00910

010-3130-00920

010-3130-00930

010-3130-00940

010-3130-00970

Lyman Park Division

Block 5, Lots 7 through 9 inc part of vac alley adj, Lot 10, 11 and 12 Inc part of vac alley adj, Ely 33 ft of Lot 13 inc part of vac alley adj, Wly 17 ft of Lot 13 and all of lot 14 inc part of vac alley adj, Lots 15 and 16 inc part of vac alley adj

(all of Tract #63)

west side of Anson Avenue between Lyman Street and Todd Street (Lincoln Park)

land packaging for future development

010-3130-01220

Lyman Park Division

Lots 15 through 20, Block 6

(all of Tract #64)

west side of Anson Avenue north of Batavia Street (Lincoln Park)

land packaging for future development

010-3710-01410

010-3710-01520

010-3710-01530

Pacific Avenue Addition

Block 10, Lots 1 through 8, 12 and 13

(all of Tract #65)

east side of Anson Avenue north of Lyman Street (Lincoln Park)

land packaging for future development

010-3230-01110

010-3230-01160

Merritt’s Addition

Lots 1 through 7, Block 9

(all of Tract #66)

south side of West Second Street near 35th Avenue West (Denfeld)

protection of floodplain and stream crossing the property

010-3230-01190

010-3230-01200

010-3230-01210

010-3230-01220

Merritt’s Addition

Lots 10 through 13, Block 9

(all of Tract #67)

south side of West Second Street near 35th Avenue West (Denfeld)

Wade Stadium expansion

010-3230-01240

Merritts Addition

Lots 14 and 15, Block 9

(all of Tract #68)

south side of West Second Street near 35th Avenue West (Denfeld)

Wade Stadium expansion

010-3270-01190

010-3270-01200

010-3270-01210

Minnie Wakan Addition

Lots 5 through 7, Block 16

(all of Tract #69)

east side of 88th Avenue West between Beaudry Street and Swenson Avenue (Smithville)

stormwater drainage preservation

010-3530-00920

010-3530-00930

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Lots 1 through 3, Block 5

(all of Tract #79)

southeast corner of 80th Avenue East and Bullitt Street (North Shore)

stormwater drainage preservation

010-3530-00950

010-3530-00960

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Lots 4 and 5, Block 5

(all of Tract #80)

east side of 80th Avenue East between Bullitt Street and Shelby Street (North Shore)

stormwater drainage preservation

010-3530-00990

010-3530-01000

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Lots 8 and 9, Block 5

(all of Tract #81)

east side of 80th Avenue East between Bullitt Street and Shelby Street (North Shore)

stormwater drainage preservation

010-3530-01030

010-3530-01040

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Block 5, Lots 12 and 13 except part taken for Highway

(all of Tract #82)

northeast corner of 80th Avenue East and Shelby Street (North Shore)

stormwater drainage preservation

010-3980-00960

010-3980-00970

010-3980-00980

010-3980-00990

Riverside Park Second Addition

Block 6, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4

(all of Tract #86)

southwest corner of 98th Avenue West and Gogebic Street (Riverside)

stormwater drainage protection

010-3980-01650

010-3980-01700

010-3980-01710

Riverside Park Second Addition

Lots 9 through 15, Block 11

(all of Tract #89)

East side of 97th Avenue West south of Gogebic Street (Riverside)

future trail connection

010-4250-00110

Summit Park Division

Block 5, Lots 1 through 5 inc part of Vac 4th Avenue W adj to Lot 1

(all of Tract #92)

southeast corner of Fourth Avenue West and 13th Street (Central Hillside - antennae farm)

antennae farm


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution exercises authority granted to municipalities by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, to disapprove of reclassification of tax forfeited lands from conservation to nonconservation upon notification from the board of commissioners from the county in which the lands are located.

 

On February 20, 2007, the department of planning and development received a list of 93 tracts of tax-forfeited land reclassified to nonconservation by the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on February 20, 2007. Planning department staff has reviewed all parcels with a subcommittee of the environmental advisory council and the city planning commission (at their April 10, 2007, regular meeting) recommending objection to the reclassification of 55 of the 93 tracts. In conducting the review, staff and the planning commission find continuing public purpose for retaining these parcels.

 

Summary of Recommendation

Tracts reclassified by the county board

93

Tracts recommended for conservation class

58

Tracts recommended for nonconservation class and release for sale

35

 

This resolution keeps the listed parcels from becoming part of the tax base. Not objecting to reclassification of the other 38 parcels on the list supports their eventual sale and change to a taxable status.