BY COUNCILOR GARDNER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ______________ with Pro-West and Associates, Inc., for professional services related to the surveying and locating of government and plat corners in those sections specified in said public document in the amount of not to exceed $89,500, payable as follows:
$ 5,000 from the Water Utilities Fund 510-500-1925-5310;
$ 5,000 from the Gas Utilities Fund 520-500-1925-5310;
$ 5,000 from the Sewer Utilities Fund 530-500-1925-5310;
$ 5,000 from the Stormwater Utilities Fund 535-500-1925-5310;
$69,500 from Special Projects Fund 210-030-3154.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to approve an agreement with Pro-West and Associates, Inc., to continue to provide services related to location and surveying of government and plat corners related to an additional 7,250 parcels of land in the city.
This is part of the city's on-going process of building a GIS property map of the city. The sections to be mapped under this contract are Sections 18, 19, 20 in Township 49 North Range 13 West, Sections 02 through 08, and 11, 12 and 13 in Township 49 North Range 14 West, Section 4 in Township 50 North Range 13 West, Sections 22, 27, 28, 33, 34 and 35 in Township 50 North Range 14 West, and Sections 25, 26, 27, 33, 34 and 35 in Township 51 North Range 13 West all of which are located generally in the eastern Duluth area.
The city is undertaking this effort in cooperation with St. Louis County which has also contracted for similar work on parcels for which it is responsible in areas on the periphery of the city. The city and the county will be sharing the data developed and, in addition, the county’s contract will be made available to the city to use as local match for a state of Minnesota grant which will fund the city’s costs of the contract.
This is continuation of a five year project to generate GIS mapping that will encompass the whole city.