00-0497R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ACCEPT A CLG GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR AN EVALUATION OF CONCRETE PAVED STREETS IN AN AMOUNT OF $6,500.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the neighborhood residents have petitioned the city engineering office to delay the reconstruction of Sixth and Seventh Streets, a portion of Clover Street and Irving Place in order to study ways of retaining the historic granitoid concrete surfaces; and

WHEREAS, the city council has granted a one year period to study this issue; and

WHEREAS, the heritage preservation commission has recommended designation of these streets as a landmark site; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota historical society and the Concrete Paving Association have offered to provide the funding for such a study to be undertaken; and

WHEREAS, it is expected this study will provide some additional insight into the preservation, protection and replication of granitoid streets.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to accept the $6,500 from the Minnesota historical society to be applied toward a study of the granitoid streets such funds to be deposited in Fund 100, Agency 015, Org. 2020, Activity 4230.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This funding was applied for in response to the difficulty the neighborhood and the city were having in evaluating the merits and financing of the historic granitoid streets. This study is expected to be done by experts who have worked with this material and can provide some insights into the unique qualities of these streets and how the city and consultants might go about dealing with the preservation, maintenance and replacement of these street sections in the future. The Concrete Paving Association has also committed to providing some funding toward the study. The study should take no more than six to eight months.