BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 61(b) of the Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, the city council hereby orders the improvement, to the city of Duluth standards of those streets and avenues set forth in Public Document No.__________ on file with the office of the city clerk; that the costs of said improvements estimated at $600,000 shall be paid from Street Improvement Fund 0440 and that 1/4 or less of said costs shall be levied against the property abutted by said improvements.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution orders the preservation of approximately 2.67 miles of streets in four neighborhoods for the 2007 street preservation program. This ordering of said improvement is being done under Section 61(b) of the City Charter, which permits the council to do so by 7/9th vote when 25 percent or less of the cost of construction is assessed against benefitting properties, and the balance of the costs is paid from other funds, in this case the street improvement program fund.
The 2007 street preservation program recommendations were developed by the public works department and reviewed by other staff members. Selection criteria included:
Streets selected are still in relatively good condition, with no structural damage.
Functional classification is generally higher and these streets can carry more vehicles per day than local streets.
Streets have an existing storm sewer system.
Existing pavement condition rating is the right fit for the overlay treatment.
The existing utilities under the roads are in good condition and there are no plans to replace them in the near future.
Engineering staff met and conferred with interested members of each neighborhood at an informational meeting held May 9, 2007.