(a) The city council finds a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of that part of Milford Street between 70th Avenue West and 71st Avenue West and the vacation of the alley in Block 39 of Hunter & Markells Grassy Point Addition; and
(b) Pursuant to Section 100 of the city charter and article IV of chapter 45 of the Duluth city code, 1959 as amended, such petition was duly referred to the city planning commission, and such commission gave due notice of public hearing and did consider same in public hearing (FN 07150); and the city planning commission found that the petitioned street and alley are useless, based on the finding that, because the petitioned street and alley end in the Saint Louis River, it is unlikely that the street or alley would ever be needed to serve additional development and that the petitioners own all of the land adjacent to the proposed vacation; and
(c) The planning commission, at its December 11, 2007, regular meeting, did approve, unanimously, vacating the street and alley petitioned for vacation; and
(d) That the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation of the following, and as more particularly described on Public Document No. _________:
(1) That part of Milford Street lying between the west line of 70th Avenue West and the east line of 71st Avenue West; and
(2) The alley in Block 39 of Hunter & Markells Grassy Point Addition; and
(e) That the city clerk is hereby directed to record, with the register of deeds and/or the registrar of titles of Saint Louis County, Minnesota, a certified copy of this resolution together with a plat showing the portion of the street and alley to be vacated.
PC/PLNG KD/cm 2/14/2008
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution vacates one block of unbuilt Milford Street that terminates in the Saint Louis River and an unbuilt alley that separates land owned by the petitioner in Block 39 of Hunter & Markells Grassy Point Addition. The purpose of the vacation is to allow the applicant to assemble a parcel large enough to facilitate the future construction of a home.
This resolution should have no effect on the tax base.
There is no action deadline for this resolution.