ACTIONS 
DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, September 10, 2001
 
 
ROLL CALL -- ALL PRESENT
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RESOLUTIONS TABLED

01-0639R - RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENT TO PROCEED WITH PUBLIC UTILITIES FACILITIES PROJECT, AND TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION UTILITIES REVENUE BONDS IN AN APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $7,250,000 TO FINANCE THE COSTS THEREOF. (TABLED 8/27)  -- REMAINED ON TABLE

01-0516R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT OF THOMAS WHEELER TO DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REPLACING ROBERT BROOKS. (TABLED 7/9) -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-0515R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO MINNESOTA POWER TO UPGRADE AND RELOCATE A PORTION OF AN EXISTING POWER TRANSMISSION LINE LOCATED ALONG THE NORTH AND EAST SIDES OF THE GARY-NEW DULUTH NEIGHBORHOOD. (TABLED 7/23)  -- REMAINED ON TABLE

01-0565R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM FRONT YARD SETBACK FOR DWELLINGS FROM 25 FEET TO EIGHT FEET AND TO ALLOW TWO MAIN BUILDINGS TO BE TEMPORARILY LOCATED ON THE SAME LOT DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 30 FEET X 40 FEET SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING WITH A 24 FEET X 24 FEET ATTACHED GARAGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1110 EAST SKYLINE PARKWAY, AS PER PLANS SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT, AND SUBJECT TO SPECIFIED CONDITIONS. (TABLED 8/13) -- FAILED 4-5 (Eckenberg, Edwards, Fena, Ness)

01-0566R - RESOLUTION REVERSING A DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM FRONT YARD SETBACK FOR DWELLINGS FROM 25 FEET TO EIGHT FEET AND TO ALLOW TWO MAIN BUILDINGS TO BE TEMPORARILY LOCATED ON THE SAME LOT DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 30 FEET X 40 FEET SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING WITH A 24 FEET X 24 FEET ATTACHED GARAGE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1110 EAST SKYLINE PARKWAY, AS PER PLANS SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT, AND SUBJECT TO SPECIFIED CONDITIONS. (TABLED 8/13) -- PASSED 5-4 (Eckenberg, Edwards, Fena, Ness)

01-0573R - RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT FIVE DWELLINGS ON PARCELS OF PROPERTY REDUCING THE REQUIRED LOT AREA FOR TWO DWELLINGS FROM 5,000 SQUARE FEET TO 3,000 SQUARE FEET; TWO DWELLINGS TO 3,500 SQUARE FEET AND ONE DWELLING TO 3,600 SQUARE FEET; TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED FRONTAGE ON A MAINTAINABLE STREET FOR EACH LOT FROM 50 FEET TO 30 FEET, 35 FEET AND 36 FEET RESPECTIVELY; AND TO RELAX THE FRONT YARD SETBACK FROM 25 FEET TO TEN FEET, THE CORNER SIDE YARD SETBACK FROM 15 FEET TO NINE FEET AND THE AGGREGATE SIDE YARD SETBACK FROM 12 FEET TO TEN FEET ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5109-5119 RAMSEY STREET. (TABLED 8/13)  -- REMAINED ON TABLE

01-0574R - RESOLUTION REVERSING THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO DENY A REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT FIVE DWELLINGS ON PARCELS OF PROPERTY REDUCING THE REQUIRED LOT AREA FOR TWO DWELLINGS FROM 5,000 SQUARE FEET TO 3,000 SQUARE FEET; TWO DWELLINGS TO 3,500 SQUARE FEET AND ONE DWELLING TO 3,600 SQUARE FEET; TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED FRONTAGE ON A MAINTAINABLE STREET FOR EACH LOT FROM 50 FEET TO 30 FEET, 35 FEET AND 36 FEET RESPECTIVELY; AND TO RELAX THE FRONT YARD SETBACK FROM 25 FEET TO TEN FEET, THE CORNER SIDE YARD SETBACK FROM 15 FEET TO NINE FEET AND THE AGGREGATE SIDE YARD SETBACK FROM 12 FEET TO TEN FEET ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5109-5119 RAMSEY STREET. (TABLED 8/13)  -- REMAINED ON TABLE

01-0636R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH DAMBERG, SCOTT, GERZINA, WAGNER FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES MAINTENANCE FACILITY ON GARFIELD AVENUE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $397,000. (TABLED 8/27)  -- REMAINED ON TABLE

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

CONSENT AGENDA
ALL MATTERS LISTED UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA WERE ENACTED BY ONE UNANIMOUS MOTION.

01-0627R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT TO TGC SERVICES, INC., FOR ROOF REPAIRS IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,725. (REPLACEMENT)  -- PASSED

01-0628R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT TO A.W. KUETTEL & SONS FOR ROOF REPAIRS IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,415. (REPLACEMENT)  -- PASSED

01-0658R - RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE LICENSED PREMISES OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF THE DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT CONVENTION CENTER, 350 HARBOR DRIVE.  -- PASSED

01-0666R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NELSON DODGE-GMC FOR ONE GMC TRACK CARGO EXPRESS VAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,633.73.  -- PASSED

01-0667R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO J.R. JENSEN AND SON, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HANDRAILS AT CITY HALL, IN THE AMOUNT OF $44,658.  -- PASSED

01-0668R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO AMERICAN LAFRANCE, INC. FOR ONE HEAVY RESCUE SQUAD, IN THE AMOUNT OF $166,868.  -- PASSED

01-0671R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT TO THE JAMAR COMPANY FOR ROOF REPAIRS IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,700.  -- PASSED

01-0672R - RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR RENEWAL LICENSE, ON SALE SUNDAY INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE AND AN ON SALE DANCING LICENSE TO LAC/TOM INVESTMENTS, LTD. (LIMIT BAR), 1426 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2001, AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 2002.  -- PASSED

01-0648R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT OF KENNETH NEBEL TO ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL REPLACING JOEL KOEMPTGEN.  -- PASSED

01-0649R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENTS OF ROBERT HEWITT AND GORDON FON TO HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION REPLACING DEBRA KELLNER AND DIANE KETTLEHUT, RESPECTIVELY.  -- PASSED

01-0652R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT OF HAROLD FREDERICK TO TREE COMMISSION REPLACING JANET CORICA.  -- PASSED

01-0653R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENTS ANNETTE PORT AND SHERI LOMBARDI TO COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES REPLACING ALYCE HAGBERG AND JOHN O'NEILL.  -- PASSED

01-0657R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT OF RUDY ANDERSON TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPLACING ANDREW PETERSON.  -- PASSED

01-0659R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT OF MITCHELL PETERSON TO DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN COMMISSION REPLACING MARTIN MEHLING.  -- PASSED

01-0669R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO FOSTER JACOBS AND JOHNSON, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR MORGAN PARK LIGHTING, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $10,320.  -- PASSED

01-0677R - RESOLUTION SUPPORTING APPLICATION OF METAL SERVICE, INC., FOR A STATE CHALLENGE GRANT.  -- PASSED

01-0637R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND THE ST LOUIS COUNTY BOARD FOR THE FURNISHING OF HOME DELIVERED MEALS TO INCREASE THE PAYMENT FOR ELDERLY WAIVER MEALS FROM $4.23 TO $4.36 PER MEAL.  -- PASSED

01-0663R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO EGGEBRECHT CHEVROLET-OLDS FOR A CHEVROLET TAHOE IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,903.35.  -- PASSED

01-0664R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO MACQUEEN EQUIPMENT, INC., FOR A HYDRO EXCAVATOR, IN THE AMOUNT OF $287,343.39.  -- PASSED

01-0665R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO MINNESOTA AGGREGATE, INC., FOR 10,500 CUBIC YARDS OF WASHED SAND IN THE AMOUNT OF $92,216.50.  -- PASSED

01-0670R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO BACHAND PAINTING AND DECORATING FOR PAINTING OF 2,800 GAS METER PIPING THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DULUTH, IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,500.  -- PASSED

01-0673R - RESOLUTION PURCHASING A LICENSE FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA DNR TO CONSTRUCT A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE ON THE MUNGER TRAIL RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A CONSIDERATION OF $15,529.  -- PASSED

01-0674R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON, INC., (SEH) FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DRAINAGE COURSE IMPROVEMENTS ALONG OREGON AND GREY'S CREEKS AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $28,000.  -- PASSED

01-0675R - RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON, INC., (SEH) FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR DRAINAGE COURSE IMPROVEMENTS NEAR MORNINGSIDE/VALLEY DRIVE FROM SNIVELY ROAD TO PINEWOOD LANE AND CRESCENT VIEW AVENUE AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $20,240.  -- PASSED

01-0662R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT EXTENSION FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MINNESOTA AUTO THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM, FOR $43,686.50 TO REIMBURSE SALARY OF ONE FULL-TIME OFFICER, OVERTIME, TRAINING EQUIPMENT AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES.  -- PASSED

01-0646R - RESOLUTION APPROVING A GRANT AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTING $30,000 FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COASTAL PROGRAM.  -- PASSED

01-0647R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SAVE OUR SHIP, INC., FOR THE VIKING SHIP SUPERSTRUCTURE PROJECT FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $30,000.  -- PASSED

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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The following are also for consideration at this meeting:

01-0654R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2002.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-0655R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY FOR THE YEAR 2002.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-0656R - RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT, SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY FOR THE YEAR 2002.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-0660R - RESOLUTION SETTING A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2002.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-0685R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR AN ADDITION TO SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY, AUTHORIZING SETTLEMENT OF COMPLIANCE ISSUES WITH MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA AUTHORITY AND HOVLAND SPIRIT RIDGE, LLC. -- TABLED

01-0682R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING 25 YEAR LEASE TO THE DNR OF PROPERTY ADJACENT TO CONGDON BOULEVARD FOR THE MCQUADE ROAD SAFE HARBOR PROJECT. -- TABLED

01-0678R - RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO NOMINATE AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST FOR A SEAT ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-0650R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT OF JEANNE KONECZNY TO PLANNING COMMISSION REPLACING ALAN BILLINGTON. -- TABLED

01-0687R - RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONDUCT AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON THE SPIRIT RIDGE GOLF COURSE AND HOTEL PROJECT AND MCQUADE PUBLIC ACCESS PROJECT. -- TABLED

01-0529R - RESOLUTION GRANTING A WORK PERMIT TO SPIRIT RIDGE LLC FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NINE HOLES OF AN 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE AND A LODGE ON THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA. (REPLACEMENT 2) -- TABLED

01-0676R - RESOLUTION DENYING WORK PERMIT APPLICATION OF SPIRIT RIDGE L.L.C. RELATED TO SPIRIT RIDGE PROJECT. (AMENDMENTS) -- AMENDED & TABLED

01-0645R - RESOLUTION ORDERING IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PERMANENT ALLEY IN SPEAR AVENUE FROM GLENWOOD STREET TO PARK STREET (CITY JOB NO. 9309RS01) AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $32,000. -- TABLED

ORDINANCE FOR RECONSIDERATION

9490 (File No. 01-017-O) - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE VII OF CHAPTER 28 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-0661R - RESOLUTION PLACING THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM QUESTIONS RELATING TO DULUTH'S PUBLIC SMOKING ORDINANCE ON THE BALLOT OF THE NOVEMBER 6, 2001, GENERAL ELECTION.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

The following entitled ordinance was read for the first time:

01-034-O - AN ORDINANCE DEDICATING A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT ACROSS THE EASTERLY TEN FEET OF LOTS 11-16, BLOCK 59, NEW DULUTH FIRST DIVISION. -- 1ST READING

The following entitled ordinances were read for the second time:

01-029-O - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONCURRENT USE PERMIT TO KBJR-TV FOR THE PLACEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF A CONCRETE SNUBBER BASE AND GUY WIRE SNUBBER IN THE RIGHT OF WAY OF FIFTH AVENUE WEST LOCATED SOUTH OF WEST NINTH STREET.  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

01-030-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, TO CREATE A NEW ARTICLE XXIX TO PROVIDE FOR TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT. -- TABLED

01-031-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN NEW DULUTH TO RONALD AND MARCIA HANSON. (REPLACEMENT)  -- PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
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