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AGENDA FOR THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Monday, May 12, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall
411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota

REPLACEMENT

 

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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The Duluth City Council promotes the use and adherence of the tools of civility in conducting the business of the council. The tools of civility will provide increased opportunities for civil discourse in order to find positive resolutions to the issues that face the city. These tools include:  pay attention, listen, be inclusive, do not gossip, show respect, be agreeable, apologize, give constructive criticism and take responsibility. [Approved by the council on August 25, 2003]

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PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS


  *08-0512-01  Duluth Teachers Credit Union, et al. (three signatures), petition to vacate alleyways at corner of Arrowhead Road and Kenwood Avenue. -- Assessor


  *08-0512-02  Steve Lindberg, et al. (11 signatures), petition for reclassification from R-1 to C-5 Lots 4 and 5, Block 31, Duluth Heights, Sixth Division. -- Assessor


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REPORTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

 

          Retiree healthcare benefits


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REPORTS FROM OTHER OFFICERS


  *08-0512-03  Clerk application to the Minnesota gambling control board for exemption from lawful gambling license (raffle) from Ducks Unlimited, Chapter Arrowhead 023, on September 4, 2008. -- Received


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REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


  *08-0512-04  Civil service board minutes of April 1, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0512-05  Duluth/North Shore Sanitary District minutes of March 12, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0512-06  Duluth transit authority: (a) Income statement for January, 2008; (b) Minutes of February 27, 2008, meeting. -- Received


  *08-0512-07  Entertainment and convention center authority building committee minutes of April 21, 2008, meeting. -- Received

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* Listed only, not copied.


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REPORTS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES

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REPORTS OF COUNCIL OPEN ISSUES

  • Zoning Code changes
  • Pet licensing and registration
  • ISD 709 Meeting

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

 

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RESOLUTIONS TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                        (PERSONNEL)


08-0268R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENTS OF JAMES P. BERRY, JON HELSTROM AND HOWARD JACOBS TO THE BUILDING APPEAL BOARD. (TABLED 4/28)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0281R - RESOLUTION DENYING AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCE 9586 AMENDING TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT NO. 2, PROPERTY BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY 13TH STREET, ON THE EAST BY CENTRAL ENTRANCE, ON THE SOUTH BY 11TH STREET AND ON THE WEST BY SECOND AVENUE WEST. (TABLED 4/28 FOR CONSIDERATION WITH 08-032-O)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-0248R - RESOLUTION ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT KNOWN AS THE 2009 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 61(b) OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DULUTH AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $1,635,600. (REPLACEMENT) (TABLED 4/14 FOR COMMITTEE MEETING)


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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS


CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and/or noncontroversial and will be enacted by one unanimous motion. If a councilor requests, or a citizen wishes to speak on an item on the consent agenda, it will be removed and handled separately.

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE                   (PURCHASING & LICENSING)


08-0294R - RESOLUTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF MINNESOTA NIGHTS, INC. (TAP ROOM), 402 WEST FIRST STREET.


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                        (PERSONNEL)


08-0295R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL HARGROVE AND THE APPOINTMENT OF JAMES F. WILLIAMS TO THE ANIMAL HUMANE BOARD, REPLACING JANIS STERN.

 

08-0296R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF CYNTHIA HAGLEY AND THE APPOINTMENT OF JOHN DOBERSTEIN TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL, REPLACING LOUISE CURNOW.


08-0307R - RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF PATRICIA S. TYLER TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, REPLACING JOSEPH MATTHES.


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-0300R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT OF $4,605 FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND A LOCAL MATCH OF $4,605, THAT INCLUDES A CASH MATCH OF $2,000 FROM THE DULUTH PRESERVATION ALLIANCE, A CASH MATCH OF $1,000 FROM CAROLYN SUNDQUIST, AND $1,605 WORTH OF IN-KIND SERVICES FROM THE CITY FOR THE EAST END RESIDENTIAL HISTORIC SURVEY PHASE II.

 

BY COUNCILOR FEDORA        (INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS)

 

08-0310R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE ST. LOUIS AND LAKE COUNTIES REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF MUNICIPAL LOT D FOR THE PERIOD JUNE 1, 2008, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, AT NO COST TO AUTHORITY.

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)


08-0290R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF TWO SEPARATE AGREEMENTS WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, FOR THE SUMMER MAINTENANCE OF THE CLYDE AVENUE (MUNGER ACCESS) AND RICE'S POINT BOAT LAUNCH SITES.


08-0298R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OVER THE HILL NIGHT RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB FOR GROOMING THE CROSS COUNTRY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL-WEST FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $12,604.


08-0301R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH NORTHLAND CONSTRUCTORS OF DULUTH, LLC, FOR THE PURCHASE OF BITUMINOUS MATERIAL, HOT MIX FINE AND COLD MIX REGULAR, AS NEEDED FROM JUNE 1, 2008, THROUGH MAY 31, 2009, FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF $505,279.03.


08-0302R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO INSITUFORM TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC., FOR 2008 CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE (CIPP) REHABILITATION OF SANITARY SEWERS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $218,915.


08-0303R - RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO NELS NELSON & SONS, INC., FOR 2008 STREET IMPROVEMENT IN LAKESIDE-ROCKVIEW IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,349,995.

 

BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                          (PUBLIC SAFETY)


08-0297R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN PUBLIC PLACES IN CANAL PARK ON JUNE 21, 2008, IN CONJUNCTION WITH GRANDMA'S MARATHON AND SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

 

08-0305R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SERVICES, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF FIRE DEPARTMENT TURNOUT GEAR DURING CONTRACT YEAR JUNE 1, 2008, THROUGH MAY 31, 2009, FOR A TOTAL OF $63,090.39.


08-0306R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE A MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY IN YEAR 2008 FOR COMPUTER HARDWARE ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATION IN A SHARED INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM CALLED NEMESIS FOR $52,582.16.


BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON   (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


08-0299R - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING UNCONDITIONAL GIFTS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE LIBRARY.


08-0309R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH THE PARK POINT COMMUNITY CLUB FOR THE PARK POINT ART FAIR FOR $1,500 PER YEAR.


END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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The following entitled resolutions are also for consideration at this meeting:

 

COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GARDNER                        (PERSONNEL)

 

08-0315R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING SALARY AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR YEARS 2008 AND 2009.

 

COMMITTEE 2

 

BY PRESIDENT REINERT             (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE)

 

08-0304R - RESOLUTION APPROVING BUDGET AND COST SHARING FORMULA OF MINNEAPOLIS-DULUTH/SUPERIOR PASSENGER RAIL ALLIANCE, ACCEPTING DONATIONS AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF CITY’S COST SHARE OF $45,000.

 

08-0311R - RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING PROTOCOL FOR COUNCIL-ADMINISTRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT.

 

COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

08-0308R - RESOLUTION CREATING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM, APPROVING PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES TO GRANT FUNDS TO PRIVATE PARTICIPANTS IN CONFORMANCE THEREWITH.

 

08-0312R - RESOLUTION COMMITTING TO A PLAN TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND PRESERVE LAKE SUPERIOR BY ELIMINATING SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOWS.

 

08-0314R - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR SANITARY DISTRICT FOR DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITY UNDER A CONSENT DECREE.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


ORDINANCE FOR RECONSIDERATION

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-008-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A HALF ACRE UNDEVELOPED PARK IN LAKE VIEW MANOR DIVISION TO WHITE PINE DEVELOPMENT FOR $7,900.  (REPLACEMENT)

 

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ORDINANCES TABLED


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILORS GILBERT AND GARDNER


08-020-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-55.1 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO KEEPING CHICKENS IN CITY. (TABLED 4/28 FOR PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW)


COMMITTEE 3


BY COUNCILOR CUNEO                          (PUBLIC SAFETY)


08-029-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-18.2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO PRE-CHARGE DEFERRAL. (TABLED 4/28 FOR MORE INFORMATION)


The following entitled ordinances are to be read for the first time:

 

COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILORS STAUBER, GARDNER AND ANDERSON

 

08-035-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING LICENSING OF UNLEASHED DOGS TO USE DESIGNATED AREAS AND TRAILS AMENDING SECTION 6-36 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 6-36.1, 6-36.2 AND 6-36.3 TO ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 6 THEREOF.


COMMITTEE 3

 

BY COUNCILOR FOSLE                (PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES)

 

08-036-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 43-16, 43-25, 43-31, 43-33, 43-33.1, AND 43-36 AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 43-11.1 AND 43-33.4 TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, ALL PERTAINING TO PROTECTION OF WATER QUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM.

 

BY COUNCILOR ANDERSON    (RECREATION, LIBRARIES & AUTHORITIES)


08-034-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 6-77 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO HUNTING DEER.


The following entitled ordinances are to be read for the second time:


COMMITTEE 1


BY COUNCILOR GILBERT                             (FINANCE)


08-030-O - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF UP TO $41,500,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION DECC IMPROVEMENT BONDS OF THE CITY OF DULUTH UPON TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE PROVIDED BY RESOLUTIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, PLEDGING CERTAIN FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALES TAX RECEIPTS AND OTHER REVENUES.


08-031-O - AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING AN ADDITIONAL THREE QUARTERS OF ONE PERCENT FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAX, AMENDING SECTIONS 42A-2, 42A-44 AND 42A-50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE.


BY COUNCILORS GARDNER AND CUNEO


08-033-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29A-32 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO RENTAL LICENSING. (AS AMENDED) (AMENDMENT)


COMMITTEE 2


BY COUNCILOR STAUBER     (PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


08-032-O - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 9586 AMENDING TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT NO. 2, PROPERTY BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY 13TH STREET, ON THE EAST BY CENTRAL ENTRANCE, ON THE SOUTH BY 11TH STREET AND ON THE WEST BY SECOND AVENUE WEST.


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COUNCILOR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

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