BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
The city council finds as follows:
(a) A sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of a 20 foot wide public utility easement across the rear of Lots 5 and 19 (ten feet per lot), Block 2, Oatka Beach Addition, at 4019 Lake Avenue South on Park Point (FN 07116); and
(b) Pursuant to Section 100 of the City Charter and Article IV of Chapter 45 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, such petition was duly referred to the city planning commission and such commission gave due notice of public hearing and did consider same in public hearing; and
(c) The planning commission, at its October 16, 2007, regular meeting, recommended [unanimously] to vacate the southerly 30 feet of the public utility easement and to retain the northerly ten feet of easement; and
(d) While the southerly 30 feet of the easement recommended to be vacated has become useless to the public for the purpose for which it was intended, and no future need for this easement for public utility purposes is foreseen, the northerly ten feet of this public utility easement is still needed for public utility purposes.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that:
(a) The city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation of the southerly 30 feet of a public utility easement, legally described as:
the southerly 30 feet of the public utility easement along the rear of Lots 5 and 19, Block 2, Oatka Beach Addition, Duluth;
(b) That a copy of this resolution shall be filed with the recorder of deeds.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution approves the vacation of the southerly 30 feet of a 20 foot wide public utility easement across the rear of lots 5 and 19 (ten feet width per lot), Block 2, Oatka Beach Addition on Park Point (FN 07116). It retains the northerly ten feet of the easement, as recommended by the planning commission.
On October 16, 2007, the Duluth planning commission held a public hearing on the matter. Planning staff recommended approval of vacating all but the northerly ten feet of the public utility easement, as requested by Minnesota Power for public utility purposes, and the planning commission voted to recommend city council approval based on staff’s recommendation to retain the northerly ten feet of the easement for Minnesota Power usage [unanimously].
Date filed: September 5, 2007
Action deadline: N/A
This resolution should have no effect on the tax base. Companion resolutions are 07-0702R and 07-0703R.