BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:
RESOLUTION APPROVING DEDA
AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA PURSUANT TO DEDA RESOLUTION 00D-63.
RESOLVED, that, pursuant
to city council Resolution No. 99-0239, the agreement between the Duluth
economic development authority (DEDA) and the state of Minnesota in an
amount not to exceed $50,000, as approved by the DEDA board at its meeting
of November 21, 2000, pursuant to DEDA Resolution No. 00D-63, a copy of
which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No.
_________________, is hereby approved.
OF PURPOSE: Approval of this resolution allows for the
application by DEDA to the state department of trade and economic development
(DTED) for a $50,000 contamination investigation and RAP development grant
relating to the environmental investigation of the Atlas Cement site located
at 2402 Commonwealth Avenue adjacent to the USX steel plant. This resolution
also commits $50,000 in DEDA funds for the required local match. This is
in addition to $10,000 previously committed by DEDA pursuant to DEDA Resolution
00D-56 for engineering services of RLK Kuusisto relating to the site. USX
has agreed to pay up to $130,000 toward the environmental investigation.
The resolution also authorizes DEDA to enter into necessary agreements
if the state funding is offered.