New Habitat site setSuperior city councilors donated property for a new Habitat for Humanity home and elected officers during Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Superior city councilors donated property for a new Habitat for Humanity home and elected officers during Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting.
Property at 708 Weeks Ave. was donated to the Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity. A home for the site has been donated by Miner’s Inc., which owns Super One Foods, according to Daryl Yankee, director of Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity. He said the organization hopes to have a family selected for the home no later than May.
The council approved awarding contracts for fence improvements and two city entrance signs, as well. The entrance signs will be placed at the foot of the Blatnik Bridge and at the intersection of E. Second and Belknap streets. The $156,400 cost for the signs will come from Capital Improvement Program budget, according to parks and recreation administrator Mary Morgan.
A development agreement with C&C Holdings of Duluth LLC and AMI Consulting Engineers P.A. was approved which would pave the way for improvements at the site, including future parking and a marina. Chad Scott of AMI told councilors that the proposed marina would serve small boats with shallow drafts and not impact Barker’s Island Marina. The marina would accommodate watercraft used by the marine engineering firm and employees’ own boats, Scott said. A number of local business owners have inquired about renting space for their fishing boats, as well. A public hearing was set for 6:30 p.m. June 4 to discuss vacating a portion of Main Street to facilitate the development.
Third District Councilor Warren Bender was chosen president, and 5th District Councilor Denise McDonald was elected vice-president of the council.