DISCLAIMER

 

07-0501R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (JUNE 8, 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 (FN 07075):

Parcel ID and legal description

Location

Reason

010-0090-00040

010-0090-00080

Auditors Plat Lester Park Garden Tract

Lots 4, 8 & 9

Tract #1

east of Skyline Parkway north of Lester Street (Lakeside-Lester Park)

future park acquisition, buffer from Skyline Parkway

010-0150-00090

Atlantic Ave Addition

Block 2, Lots 3 thru 13

Tract #2

southeast corner of West 12th Street and 29th Avenue West (Lincoln Park)

future neighborhood collector road

010-0150-00200

Atlantic Ave Addition

Block 2, Lots 14 thru 29

Tract #3

northeast corner of West 11th Street and 29th Avenue West (Lincoln Park)

future neighborhood collector road

010-1170-00050

010-1170-00080

Myers Rearrangement of Blocks 105 106 127 128 142, Duluth Proper 2nd Division

Lots 5 6 and South ½ of Lot 7 and North ½ of Lot 7

Tract #4

east side of 17-1/2 Avenue West north of West Third Street (Lincoln Park - Goat Hill)

steep slope

010-1620-00291

Fond du Lac Fourth Street

That Part of Lots 21 thru 30 Odd No Lots Lying 20 Ft Nly and 20 Ft Sly of a Line Beg at a Pt on the W Line of Lot 21 13.56 Ft S of the NW Cor of Lot 21 Thence to a Pt 54.83 Ft S of the NE Cor Along the E Line of Lot 39 & the Sly 46 Ft of the Nly 98 Ft of Lots 41, 43, 45 and & That Part of Lots 47 thru 57 Odd No Lots Described as Beg at a Pt on W Line of Lot 47 52 Ft S of NW Cor of Lot 47 Thence Ely 40 Ft to a Pt on E Line of Lot 47 52 Ft S of the NE Cor of Lot 47 Thence Nely 81.22 Ft to a Pt on E Line of Lot 51 38.1 Ft S of NE Cor of Lot 51 Thence N 17.3 Ft to a Pt on E Line of Lot 51 20.8 Ft S of the NE Cor of Lot 51 Thence Nely 82.68 Ft to NW Cor of Lot 57 Thence E 40 Ft to NE Cor of Lot 57 Thence S 64.1 Ft along E Line of Lot 57 Thence Swly 242.22 Ft to a Pt on W Line of Lot 47 98 Ft S of the NW Cor of Lot 47 Thence N 46 Ft along W Line of Lot 47 to Pt of Beg & Lot 59

Tract #6

West Fourth Street between 132nd and 134th avenues West (Fond du Lac)

city maintained street on the property, acquire for road purposes

010-2690-01220

W 1/2 of S 1/2 of S 1/2 of S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Twp 51N Rng 13W Sect 33

Tract #7

north of Hwy 61 west of Chase Avenue (North Shore)

retain for inclusion with a proposed residential development

010-3530-01350

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Block 6, Lot 18, E ½

Tract #8

west side of 80th Avenue East north of Highway 61 (North Shore)

stormwater protection, coordinated development proposal

010-3530-01540

010-3530-01550

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Block 7, Lots 11 & 12

Tract #9

east side of 78th Avenue East north of Highway 61 (North Shore)

stormwater protection, coordinated development proposal

010-3530-01560

010-3530-01565

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Block 7 W 1/2 of Lot 13, and Block 7, E 1/2 of Lot 13

Tract #10

east side of 78th Avenue East north of Highway 61 (North Shore)

stormwater protection, coordinated development proposal

010-3530-02170

010-3530-02180

Nortons Lakewood Gardens

Block 10, Lots 23 & 24

Tract #11

west side of 79th Avenue East north of Highway 61 (North Shore)

stormwater protection, coordinated development proposal


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

 

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

 

On June 12, 2007, the department of planning and development received a list of 20 tracts of tax-forfeited land reclassified to non-conservation by the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on June 5, 2007. Planning department staff has reviewed all parcels with a subcommittee of the environmental advisory committee and the city planning commission (at their July 10, 2007, regular meeting) recommending objection to the reclassification of ten of the 20 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

20

Tracts recommended for conservation class

10

Tracts recommended for nonconservation class and release for sale

10