00-0809R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES' COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $14,400 FOR PARK POINT PLANNING.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to apply for and to execute a grant agreement with the Minnesota department of natural resources, pursuant to its coastal zone management program, in the amount $14,400, payable to Fund 210, Agency 030, Org. 2177, to defray 60 percent of the cost of developing a land use plan for Park Point.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize application for and acceptance of, if offered, a grant in the amount of $14,400 from the Mn/DNR under its coastal zone management program to defray a portion of the costs of developing a land use plan for the Park Point area.

The plan, which would be developed by JJR Smith Group as part of their current contract, would be similar in nature to those previously prepared for each of the ten neighborhood planning districts but would address Park Point's unique problems such as beach erosion, development near the lift bridge and traffic.

The estimated total cost of developing the plan is $24,000. This grant, if received, would defray 60 percent of that cost, leaving the city to fund the local share of $9,600.