00-0457R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENTS TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AGREEMENT AND THE HOME PROGRAM GRANT AGREEMENT WITH LIFE HOUSE, INC. AND THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, RELATED TO THE LIFELINE PROJECT EXTENDING THE TIME FOR COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into amendments, substantially in the form of those on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. _______________, to city Contract Nos. 18518 and 18409, respectively, with Lifehouse, Inc., and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth, Minnesota, extending the time for completion of construction until December 31, 2000.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to extend the term of two contracts, one funded under the HOME Program and one the Community Development Block Grant program, for Life House's Lifeline Project. Initial bids for the project were higher than expected, and additional time was needed for Life House to secure adequate funding. The project is now completely funded, and construction is scheduled to begin within 30 days.