PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
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 $39,137.66; and
(c) Notices of condemnation were served as follows:
Parcel 1: 4011 Grand Avenue, legally described as south 53' of west 29' of Lot 6, Block 21, Hazelwood Addition, by certified mail on Food for Life USA, Ltd., Knazze Lamont III, 38582 Clover Circle, Hinckley, MN 55037, returned by mail as “unclaimed” and advertised in Duluth News Tribune on January 17 and 18, 2008; and
Parcel 2: 911 North 23rd Avenue West, legally described as Lots 1, 2, 3, and that part of Lot 4, Block 2, Spaldings Addition to Duluth and the East 1/2 of Lot 375, Block 181, Duluth Proper Second Division, lying within 73-82/100 feet of the northerly line of said Lot 4, Block 2, signed by S. Nordstrom on August 10, 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: $39,137.66; estimated cost of demolition: $23,000)
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: $39,137.66
Estimated cost of demolition: $23,000