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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR TO APPLY FOR A GRANT FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING TO BE USED FOR HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY MODIFICATIONS TO THE MAIN LIBRARY BUILDING.
BY COUNCILOR NESS:

WHEREAS, the Duluth public library and public library services should be accessible to all residents; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has title to the site and building where the main library is located; and

WHEREAS, the city architect has determined that various modifications are necessary within the main library building to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act and Minnesota State Building Code accessibility standards; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has determined that such modifications will cost approximately $154,310; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has determined that it will need a matching grant from the department of children, families and learning to pay for such modifications; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth shall provide matching funds for expenditures relating to the public library accessibility project in an amount equal to the amount of the grant from non-state sources and that such match shall be dollar-for-dollar and not matched by in-kind contributions; and

WHEREAS, the source of the matching funds will be $40,000 from CIP 450, Agency 015, Org. 1999, Obj. C917 and $37,155 from Fund 743, Agency 300, 5520 Building and Structure; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth understands and agrees to adhere to the list of assurances as stated in the grant application;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth authorizes the library director to submit a grant application totaling $77,155 to make accessibility related modifications to the main Duluth public library building.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that either the library director or the administrative assistant is authorized to sign and submit all applicable contracts, documents and agreements associated with the application or grant agreement on behalf of the city of Duluth.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution is a State-required prerequisite to applying to the State Department of Children, Families and Learning for a grant to make the main library building comply with handicapped accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act and State Building Code. The grant requires a dollar-for-dollar local match of grant funds. Total project cost is $154,310 and the City's match will be $40,000 from CIP 450, Agency 015, Org. 1999, Object C917, and $37,155 from Fund 743, Agency 300, 5520 Building and Structure.