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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO AMEND CONTRACT #18638 WITH THE NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA IN AN AMOUNT OF $45,000 NOT TO EXCEED $54,298.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the natural resources inventory committee has been working diligently to secure adequate funding to prepare appropriate documentation of the natural resources in the city as a part of the comprehensive plan; and

WHEREAS, funding has been offered to the city through the Lake Superior coastal program in an amount of $31,500 with a city match of $13,500 to undertake a more detailed wetlands inventory; and

WHEREAS, the Natural Resources Research Institute has expressed an interest in performing such services; and

WHEREAS, the Natural Resources Research Institute is qualified to provide the products needed.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Contract #18638 with the University of Minnesota-NRRI be amended not to exceed $54,298, such contract commencing September 5, 2000, and ending November 30, 2001; such contract to be payable from Fund 100, Ag. 020, Org. 1202, Obj. 4230.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution amends an existing contract with the University of Minnesota Natural Resources Research Institute to add the delineation of wetlands in the city of Duluth. The EAC-natural resources inventory committee selected NRRI from among a number of applicants at the very beginning of the process of preparing the inventory with the idea that subsequent inventory items would be added periodically to their contract as funding became available. This is the first amendment to that initial contract and will be covered by Lake Superior coastal program grant funding and local city dollars.