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RESOLUTION ACCEPTING REIMBURSEMENT ESTIMATED AT $16,300 FOR POLICE OVERTIME EXPENSES THROUGH A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY FOR THE SAFE AND SOBER TRAFFIC SAFETY PROJECT DURING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1, 2000, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2001.

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

RESOLVED, that the city is hereby authorized to apply for and accept grant monies from the Minnesota department of public safety, office of traffic safety, estimated at $16,300, to reimburse the police department's police overtime expenditures related to the safe and sober grant program; all revenue to be deposited into General Fund 100, Dept. 200, Org. 1620, Revenue Source 4230.

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER, that Scott Lyons, chief of Duluth police, is hereby authorized to execute such agreements as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Duluth police department.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution accepts grant reimbursement from the state to conduct traffic safety education and enforcement activities.  This is the sixth year of this multi-jurisdictional grant which provides funding for area law enforcement agencies to work together to reduce alcohol-related fatal and injury accidents and increase the use of seat belts and child restraints.  The concentrated enforcement efforts in previous years has produced numerous arrests and citations. This grant will fund approximately 450 hours of Duluth police overtime in the enforcement effort.