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RESOLUTION APPOINTING THE MINNESOTA COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION THE CITY'S AGENT FOR FEDERAL AID IN CONJUNCTION WITH FORCE ACCOUNT WORK ON THE LAKEWALK EAST PEDESTRIAN/BIKE TRAIL PROJECT.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Minnesota Statute Section 161.36, the commissioner of transportation be appointed as agent of the city of Duluth to accept, as its agent, federal aid funds which may be made available for eligible transportation related projects.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized and directed to execute an agreement with the commissioner of transportation filed as Public Document No. ___________________, prescribing the terms and conditions of said federal aid participation as set forth and contained in Minnesota department of transportation agency Agreement No. 80133.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This agreement between the state of Minnesota and the city of Duluth appoints Mn/DOT to act as its agent in accepting federal funds in its behalf made available for the railroad force account work for the Lakewalk east trail extension and parking lot. A similar agency agreement no. 74987 for the remainder of the eligible federal funds for the project was authorized by city council Resolution No. 96-0460. This agreement is an accounting necessity for the city to receive its federal reimbursement for railroad track realignment work done on the project.