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File #: 19-0526R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2019 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Title: RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE IMPOSITION OF SERVICE CHARGES WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT.
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RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE IMPOSITION OF SERVICE CHARGES WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT.

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CITY PROPOSAL:
BE IT RESOLVED, by the city council of the city of Duluth, Minnesota, as follows:
Section 1. PURPOSE AND AUTHORIZATION.
1.01. A. Under and pursuant to the provisions of Minn. Stat. ?? 428A.01 - 428A.101 (the "Act"), the city is authorized to establish a Special Service District.
B. The city council, by Ordinance No. 9688 adopted on September 13, 2004, originally established the Duluth Downtown Waterfront Special Service District.
C. The city council has, by Ordinance File No. 19-037 adopted on August 26, 2019, reestablished the Duluth Downtown Waterfront Special Service District with expanded boundaries (the "District") to include the period of time beginning January 1, 2020 and expiring on December 31, 2024.
1.02. The Act provides that service charges may be imposed by the city, within the Special Service District, at a rate or amount sufficient to produce the revenues required to provide the Special Services in the District.
1.03. Property owners in the Downtown Waterfront who want to improve the safety, cleanliness, and economic vitality of the Downtown Waterfront area by establishing the District pursuant to the Act have petitioned the city to establish the District and to establish service charges, all as more particularly set forth in an Operating Plan for Duluth's Downtown Waterfront District dated June 2019 (the "Operating Plan"), incorporated herein by reference, developed by a steering committee composed of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city, and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the Downtown Waterfront. The Operating Plan, which has been attached to and incorporated into the Ordinance establishing the District, sets forth the Special Services to be provided, the particular area of the city to be incl...

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