DISCLAIMER

 

08-0166R


RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED RECLASSIFICATION TO NONCONSERVATION AND SALE OF CERTAIN TAX FORFEITED PARCELS BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY (JANUARY 8, 2008, RECLASSIFICATION).

CITY PROPOSAL:

     RESOLVED, that the city council objects to the reclassification to nonconservation and sale of the following tax forfeited parcels by the board of county commissioners of Saint Louis County (FN 07181, 1/9/2008 list):

Parcel ID and legal description

Location

Reason

010-0150-00090

Atlantic Avenue Addition

Block 2, Lots 3 thru 13

TRACT #1

lower side of unbuilt West 12th Street, west of 28th Avenue West (Lincoln Park)

needed for city excavation fill facility, future coordinated development site

010-0150-00200

Atlantic Avenue Addition

Block 2, Lots 14 thru 29

TRACT #2

upper side of unbuilt West 11th Street, west of 28th Avenue West (Lincoln Park)

needed for city excavation fill facility, future coordinated development site

010-1350-15160

Duluth Proper Third Division

Block 171, Lots 19 thru 27, odd numbered lots

TRACT #3

upper side of unbuilt West 11th Street, west of Harbor Highlands (Central Hillside)

needed by HRA for addition to Harbor Highlands public housing project

010-1350-15210

Duluth Proper Third Division

Block 171, Lots 29 thru 31

TRACT #4

upper side of unbuilt West 11th Street, at unbuilt Second Avenue West (Central Hillside)

Clarkhouse Creek flows through the property, floodplain protection

010-2690-00350

Duluth Lands in the City

Section 26, Twn 51N, Rng 13W, W 1 ac of E 4 ac of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Except Hwy Rt of Way

TRACT #5

upper side of the Two Harbors Expressway (Hwy 61) west of McDonnell Road (North Shore)

drainage ravine protection, steep slopes and erodible soils

010-2690-00360

Duluth Lands in the City

Section 26, Twn 51N, Rng 13W, W 1 ac of E 3 ac of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Except Hwy Rt-of-Way

TRACT #6

upper side of the Two Harbors Expressway (Hwy 61) west of McDonnell Road (North Shore)

drainage ravine protection, steep slopes and erodible soils

010-2710-07940

Duluth Lands in the City

Section 31, Twp 50N, Rng 14W

N 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4

TRACT #7

east side of Haines Road south of Berkeley Road (Piedmont Heights)

to be free-conveyed to the city for Piedmont ski trails, trail crosses property

010-4190-00070

Stewarts Addition to West Duluth

Block 16, Lots 1 thru 24

TRACT #11

between the hairpin curve on 40th Avenue West/Haines Road and the DM&IR Railroad (above Denfeld)

preservation of Skyline Parkway view shed as recommended in the comprehensive plan

010-4190-00310

Stewarts Addition to West Duluth

Block 17, Lots 1 thru 12

TRACT #12

between the hairpin curve on 40th Avenue West/Haines Road and the DM&IR Railroad (above Denfeld)

preservation of Skyline Parkway view shed as recommended in the comprehensive plan

010-4590-04480

Whitman Park Addition

Block 27, Lots 1 thru 16, including part of vacated street and alley adjacent

TRACT #17

above the hairpin curve on 40th Avenue West/Haines Road near Skyline Parkway (above Denfeld)

preservation of Skyline Parkway view shed as recommended in the comprehensive plan

010-4590-04640

Whitman Park Addition

Block 28, Lots 1 thru 18, including part of vacated street and alley adjacent

TRACT #18

above the hairpin curve on 40th Avenue West/Haines Road near Skyline Parkway (above Denfeld)

preservation of Skyline Parkway view shed as recommended in the comprehensive plan

010-4590-04820

Whitman Park Addition

Block 29, Lots 1 thru 11, including part of vacated street and alley adjacent

TRACT #19

above the hairpin curve on 40th Avenue West/Haines Road near Skyline Parkway (above Denfeld)

preservation of Skyline Parkway view shed as recommended in the comprehensive plan


EAC/PC/PLNG KD:cm 2/14/2008


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution This resolution exercises authority granted to municipalities by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, to disapprove of reclassification of tax forfeited lands from conservation to non-conservation upon notification from the board of commissioners from the county in which the lands are located.


On January 9, 2008, the department of planning and development received a list of 19 tracts of tax-forfeited land reclassified to non-conservation by the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners. Planning department staff has reviewed all parcels with a subcommittee of the environmental advisory committee and the city planning commission (at their February 12, 2008, regular meeting) recommending objection to the reclassification of 12 of the 19 tracts. In conducting the review, staff and the planning commission find continuing public purpose for retaining these parcels.


This resolution keeps the listed tracts from becoming part of the tax base. Not objecting to reclassification of the other 7 tracts on the list supports their eventual sale and change to a taxable status.


Summary of Recommendation

Tracts reclassified by the county board:

19

Tracts for which the reclassication and sale by the county board is objected to:

12

Tracts for which the reclassification and sale by the County board is not objected to:

7