BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE
ACQUISITION BY THE DULUTH AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF WETLAND REPLACEMENT CREDITS.
RESOLVED, that the Duluth
City Council hereby approves, subject to the approval of the U.S. army
corp of engineers, the acquisition by the Duluth airport authority (DAA)
of wetland replacement credits from ______________ for the purchase price
of ____________ relating to the 1,000 foot improvement to the runway safety
area of Runway 03-21, payable from the DAA construction fund.
OF PURPOSE: The DAA is constructing a 1,000 foot improvement
to the runway safety area at the northeast end of Runway 03-21 at the Duluth
International Airport. The improvements in the runway safety area will
impact approximately 8.5 acres of wetlands. In order to comply with local,
state and federal regulations, the impacted 8.5 acres of wetlands must
be replaced. On-site replacement is not a option, and therefore, wetland
replacement for the project consists of purchasing wetland bank credits.
The purchase of the wetland credits has been approved by the city planning
commission which is the regulatory authority having jurisdiction over the
impact site. This resolution approves, subject to approval by the U.S.
army corp of engineers, the DAA's purchase of 8.5 acres of wetland credits
from ______________ for the purchase price of $______, payable out of the
DAA construction fund. Ninety percent of the purchase price will be reimbursed
by a grant from the federal aviation administration.