The city council finds as follows:
(a) The building official of the city of Duluth duly issued condemnation orders against the following parcels of property, grounds of condemnation being the buildings are structurally unsound, open to trespass, and a menace to the neighborhood, and the criteria of City Code Section 10-3 was met in each case and evidence thereof has been placed in the file; and
(b) The cost to the city for the demolition of the following parcels of property has been estimated to not exceed $26,000; and
(c) Notices of condemnation were served as follows:
Parcel 1: 117 Park Avenue, legally described as north 28'x80' including five feet of vacated avenue adjacent Lot 9, Block 70, Myers Rearrangement of Block 70, Duluth Proper Second Division, by certified mail on James McCauley, 5030 Maxwell Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55804, signed by James McCauley on August 4, 2007; and
Parcel 2: 2822 West Second Street, legally described as east 1/2 of Lot 460, Block 81, Duluth Proper Second Division, by certified mail on Nina E. Sorenson, 2501 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4819, signed by Jean Summar on August 13, 2007, and to Nina Sorenson at St. Ann’s Residence, 330 East Third Street #109, Duluth, Minnesota 55805, signed by Susan LePak on August 15, 2007.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the building official is hereby authorized and directed, forthwith, to take whatever means may be necessary to abate or cause the abatement of the nuisance now existing on the above named properties, and to make prompt report in writing to the city council with respect to the abatement and removal of such nuisances, together with cost if any thereof, to the city of Duluth. (Budget accounting information: 100-100-1504-5453; current unobligated amount: $55,000; estimated cost of demolition: $26,000.)
BLDG SFTY DL:ek 1/31/2008
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution identifies buildings that were found to be structurally unsound and unfit for habitation, and authorizes the building official to take appropriate action. Since the structures are generally not economically repairable, the building official usually contracts for the demolition of buildings through the bidding process.
Budget information: 100-100-1504-5453
Current unobligated amount: $55,000
Estimated cost of demolition: $26,000