DISCLAIMER

 

08-0009R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENT NO. 91950 WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE FOR PAYMENT BY THE CITY TO THE STATE OF THE CITY’S SHARE OF THE ASSOCIATED CONSTRUCTION RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MILLER TRUNK HIGHWAY (TRUNK HIGHWAY 53) AND ADJACENT FRONTAGE ROADS AND CITY STREETS AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $1,432,971.68.

BY COUNCILOR FEDORA:

     The city council finds as follows:

     (a)  That the Minnesota department of transportation (Mn/DOT), St. Louis County and the city of Duluth previously adopted the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan for needed improvements to Miller Trunk Highway (Trunk Highway 53);

     (b)  Mn/DOT intends to proceed with the reconstruction of Miller Trunk Highway from approximately Trinity Road to approximately Haines Road as outlined in the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan;

     (c)  St. Louis County and the city of Duluth have previously agreed to participate in this project through reconstruction of adjacent county roads and city streets as appropriate.

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into Agreement No. 91950, on file with the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ______________, with the Minnesota department of transportation to provide for payment by the city to the state for the city’s share of the costs associated with the reconstruction of Miller Trunk Highway, at an estimated amount of $1,432,971.68, payable from the working Permanent Improvement Fund 0411, Department/Agency 035, Object 5530, and would be reimbursed from the municipal state aid construction account and appropriate utility funds, City Project No. 0391TR, State Aid Project No. 118-030-009 and state project Nos. 118-201-01, 118-178-05, 118-196-03, 118-202-01, 69-606-17 and 6915-129 (TH53-106).


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize entering into an agreement with Mn/DOT to provide for payment by the city to the state of the city’s share of costs associated with the reconstruction of a segment of Miller Trunk Highway (T.H. 53). As outlined in the Miller Trunk Highway implementation plan as adopted by Mn/DOT, St. Louis County and the city of Duluth in 2003, the city is responsible for the design and construction of various city streets adjacent to Miller Trunk Highway, including Maple Grove Road (from Joshua Avenue to New Burning Tree Drive), Burning Tree Drive (from Mall Drive to Maple Grove Road, and Mall Drive adjacent to Maple Grove Road. Work will include roadway, concrete walk, retaining wall, bridge, traffic signal, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main and gas main. Based on the cost proposal developed through agreement by all parties, the cost for reconstruction for those city street segments included in the project is estimated at $1,432,971.68. Funding for these services will be from the city’s municipal state aid construction account, Permanent Improvement Fund 0411 and the appropriate utility funds, Department/Agency 035, Object 5530, City Project No. 0391TR, State Aid Project No. 118-030-009 and state project Nos. 118-201-01, 118-178-05, 118-196-03, 118-202-01, 69-606-17 and 6915-129 (TH53-106).