00-0249R

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MINNESOTA AUTO THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM, FOR $87,373 TO REIMBURSE SALARY OF ONE FULL-TIME OFFICER, OVERTIME, TRAINING, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES.

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

RESOLVED, that the city is hereby authorized to accept grant monies from the Minnesota department of public safety, Minnesota auto theft prevention program, to reimburse the police department for the salary and benefits of one police officer and equipment in the grant period from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute such agreements as necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Duluth department. All revenues to be deposited in Fund 215, Agency 200, Org. 2459, Revenue Source 4230.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution accepts grant reimbursement from the Minnesota department of public safety, Minnesota auto theft prevention program, to maintain a proactive approach to decrease the number of auto thefts the city has been experiencing. This grant is funding a police officer position and does not require retention after the period of the grant. This is the third year of this grant which we apply for yearly.