The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That the city hereby designates the property described in Section 3 below as being surplus to the city’s future needs, and hereby declares its intention to alienate its interest in same.
Section 2. That because of its size and its location in relation to other parcels, said parcel not suitable to independent development and therefore the city council determines it is appropriate to sell it RMN LLLP. as a adjacent property owner.
Section 3. 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 RMN LLLP for $13,500, its value as determined by the city assessor, and to execute all documents necessary with regard to said conveyance:
That parcel platted as public park lying south of the intersection of platted 39th Avenue West and platted Second Street in the Plat of HAZELWOOD ADDITION TO ONEOTA, on file in the office of the county recorder for St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Section 4. That proceeds of the sale shall be deposited in fund to be deposited in General Fund 100-700-1420-4640-02 and shall be used only for improvement or maintenance of park lands.
Section 5. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days from and after its passage and publication.
ADM SRVS TH:md 1/30/2008
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the sale and conveyance of a parcel platted as “public park,” also known as Hazelwood Triangle located near the intersection of 39th Avenue West and Second Street. The buyer (RMN LLLP) is an affiliated company of St. Germain’s and is the owner of adjoining property. The property is approximately 5,950 square feet, is zoned M-1 and is of insufficient size to be considered as a stand alone saleable parcel. Thus, the reason for a direct sale to the buyer.
This public park was platted as part of HAZELWOOD ADDITION TO ONEOTA IN 1870. Due to it’s location and unusual shape (i.e. triangle) it has never been developed nor maintained for park purposes. Thus, this public park parcel has been reviewed by the parks and recreation commission at its meeting September 12, 2007, the planning commission at its meeting January 8, 2008, and earlier by city staff, and determined by all to be surplus to the city’s needs.
The city assessor has established the square foot value of this property at $2.27/square foot and the buyer has agreed to the established price of $13,500.
Tax base impact statement: This property will be returned to the tax roles after 137+ years, minimal tax impact until such time as property is improved with a structure or other site improvement.