Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-037-O    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2019 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/26/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT WITH EXPANDED BOUNDARIES.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A. Operating Plan 2020-2024
Title
AN ORDINANCE REESTABLISHING THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT WITH EXPANDED BOUNDARIES.

Body
CITY PROPOSAL:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. PURPOSE AND AUTHORIZATION.
1.01. The city has received a petition (the "Petition") from property owners in the Downtown Waterfront who want to improve the safety, cleanliness, and economic vitality of the Downtown Waterfront area by reestablishing the Downtown Waterfront Special Service District with expanded boundaries (the"District") pursuant to Minn. Stat. ?? 428A.01-428A.101 (the "Act"). The Petition has been signed by owners of more than 50% of the net tax capacity of property that will be subject to service charges and by owners of more than 25% of the land area of property that will be subject to service charges.
1.02. Under the provisions of the Act, the city council may adopt an ordinance establishing a Special Service District. Only property that is classified under Minn. Stat. ? 273.13 and used for commercial, industrial, or public utility purposes, or is vacant land zoned or designated on a land use plan for commercial or industrial use and located in the Special Service District, may be subject to the charges imposed by the city on the Special Service District. The ordinance must describe, with particularity, the area within the city to be included within the Special Service District and the Special Services to be furnished in the Special Service District. Special Services may not include a service that is ordinarily provided throughout the city from general fund revenues of the city unless an increased level of the service is provided in the Special Service District.
1.03. The council originally established a Downtown Waterfront Special Service District on September 13, 2004 pursuant to Ordinance 9688.
1.04 An operating plan for the District dated June 2019 ("Operating Plan") has been developed by a steering committee composed of a broad range of people representing...

Click here for full text