DISCLAIMER

 

07-0716R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (SEPTEMBER 5, 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 07117):

Parcel ID and legal description

Location

Reason

010-1270-02320

Duluth Proper Third Division

Block 38, Lot 166

Tract #5

lower side of West Fourth Street between Tenth and 11th avenues West (Central Hillside)

city stormwater pipe and Buckingham Creek cross the parcel

010-3360-00770

Motor Line Division of Duluth

Block 5, Lots 11, 12 and 13

Tract #11

northeast corner of Norton Street and Waverly Avenue (Chester Park/UMD)

stormwater pipe discharge and Tischer Creek crosses the property; floodplain

010-4130-01390

Stewarts Addition to West Duluth

Block 9, Lots 1 thru 24

Tract #12

west of Haines Road and north of West Eighth Street (Cody)

Skyline Parkway viewshed and future trail area


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 September 5, 2007, the department of planning and development received a list of 14 tracts of tax-forfeited land reclassified to non-conservation by the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners. Planning department staff has reviewed all parcels with a subcommittee of the environmental advisory committee and the city planning commission (at their October 16, 2007, regular meeting) recommending objection to the reclassification of 3 of the 14 tracts. In conducting the review, staff and the planning commission find continuing public purpose for retaining these parcels.

 

This resolution keeps the listed parcels from becoming part of the tax base. Not objecting to reclassification of the other 11 parcels on the list supports their eventual sale and change to a taxable status.

 

Summary of Recommendation

Tracts reclassified by the county board

14

Tracts recommended for conservation class

3

Tracts recommended for nonconservation class and release for sale

11