BY COUNCILOR FOSLE:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That the city hereby designates the property described in Section 2 below as being surplus to the city’s future needs, and hereby declares its intention to alienate its interest in same.
Section 2. That the proper city officials are hereby authorized to sell and convey the following described property in St. Louis County, Minnesota, by quit claim deed to Russell Stewart for $2,860 to be deposited in General Fund 100-700-1420-4640, and to execute all documents necessary with regard to said conveyance:
Southerly 25.65 feet except easterly 100 feet of Lot 34, West Fifth Street, DULUTH PROPER FIRST DIVISION,
All of Lot 34 except the southerly 51.65 feet, West Fifth Street, DULUTH PROPER FIRST DIVISION.
Section 3. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days from and after its passage and publication.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the conveyance of two separate, irregularly shaped parcels of property to the adjoining property owner for yard expansion and driveway purposes. The adjoining owner lives in the home between these parcels. The garage driveway already exists on one of the parcels. Acquisition of this property will correct this driveway encroachment issue. The two parcels were acquired by the city for the expansion and reconstruction of Mesaba Avenue in 1986. The two parcels have been reviewed and determined to be surplus to the city’s needs.
The city assessor has established the square foot value of this property at $1.14/square foot and the buyer has agreed to the established price of $2,860.
Tax base impact statement: This property will be returned to the tax roles after 20+ years, minimal tax impact until such time as property is improved with a structure or other site improvement.