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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ACCEPTING A GRANT OF $164,000 TO THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR USE AT THE LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with the Minnesota department of natural resources so as to enable the city to receive $164,000.00 from said department for use at the Lake Superior Zoo, a copy of which agreement is filed with the city clerk as Public Document No. _______________, which funds shall be deposited in Special Project Fund 210.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution accepts a $164,000.00 grant authorized by the state legislature and administered through the Minnesota DNR for use at the Lake Superior Zoo. Presently the zoo management team is determining the most appropriate use of the funds. Development of a master plan for the zoo is a top priority and augmenting 2000 and 2001 operating budgets to reinstate some items cut in the budget process will also be done as a second priority.