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RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 99-0766 AWARDING CONTRACT TO NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR CONDUCTING A FOREST INVENTORY, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $9,000 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $18,298.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that Resolution 99-0766 to Natural Resource Research Institute for conducting a natural resource/forest inventory, be amended to increase the amount by $9,000 for a new total of $18,298, payable out of General Fund 100, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 2010, Object 5454.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize an amendment to Resolution 99-0766, passed on November 8, 1999, for a natural resource inventory.  This amendment will extend the contract to include a community forest inventory for the city of Duluth under the Minnesota ReLEAF program.  The project will utilize funds ($6,000) from the Minnesota DNR ReLeaf grant program (the balance from park maintenance) to conduct an inventory of our forested areas.  Forest inventory is an important component of the natural resource inventory which will be used in the city of Duluth comprehensive land use plan.  The inventory will be presented by the Natural Resource Research Institute in a GIS format which is user friendly.  Bid No. 99-0747