00-0812R REPLACEMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO SUBMIT AND ACCEPT, IF AWARDED,AN APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE GRANTPROGRAM, AND EXECUTE ANY AND ALL OF THE GRANT AGREEMENTS NECESSARY FOR THEIMPLEMENTATION OF SAID GRANT IN AN AMOUNT OF $12,632.
BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the environmental advisory council has created the natural resources inventory committee which has developed a work plan for an environmental resources inventory for the city of Duluth in preparation for the comprehensive land use plan; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has selected a consultant to develop theland use plan; and

WHEREAS, it is critical for natural resources information to be a basic data source for the land use plan; and

WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department ofnatural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal management purposes, through Minnesota's Lake Superior coastal program; and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires financial assistance from the coastal management assistance program for the purposes of mapping and inventorying forest resources in the city.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to prepare and submit a grant application to the Minnesota department of natural resources in an amount of $12,632 federal share funding (60 percent).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute any and all of the grant agreements necessary for the implementation of said grant and that the city of Duluth does agree, upon offer of the grant, to obligate the $8,422 from Fund 100, Org. 020, Ag. 1200, Obj. 5310, local share funding (40 percent) required to satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible under the terms and conditions of the coastal management assistance grant program.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   This resolution authorizes submittal and acceptance of grant funds from the coastal management assistance grant program in the amount of $21,054.

The environmental advisory council has adopted the development of a natural resources inventory as one of their top priority activities.  The natural resources inventory committee was formed consisting of representatives of other city departments, state and federal agencies, the University of Minnesota, environmental organizations and interested citizens.  The University of Minnesota-Natural Resources Research Institute evaluation of existing environmental data suggests that one component needed for comprehensive land use planning purposes is a forest inventory map which they estimate costing $21,054 to complete.  This is an attractive grant because it leverages $8,422 in city contributions against $12,632 in federal funding.  The DNR has reviewed this proposal in a pre-application and determined that it fits the criteria of the coastal management assistance program grant.