00-0829R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICERS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT TO HOLD HARMLESS THE LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AUTHORITY IN RETURN FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN GROUNDS FOR A SLIDING HILL, HAYRIDES AND PARKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WARMER BY THE LAKE CELEBRATION TO BE HELD JANUARY 1, 2001, AND THE HOLIDAY SING-ALONG EVENT TO BE HELD DECEMBER 14, 2000.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

WHEREAS, Lake Superior Center authority has offered the city of Duluth the use of certain grounds for a sliding hill, hayrides and parking for the city's Warmer by the Lake celebration on January 1, 2001, and for the city's Holiday Sing-Along to be held on December 14, 2000; and

WHEREAS, as a condition for the use of said grounds, both parties agree that the city of Duluth should hold the Lake Superior Center authority harmless from any injuries or accidents that would happen in conjunction with the above-mentioned programs;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized and directed to execute the agreement filed as Public Document No. ________________, with the Lake Superior Center authority holding it harmless from any damages that might occur out of the city of Duluth's use of its grounds for the above-mentioned programs.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   Because of construction activities going on at Bayfront, it is necessary for the city to use grounds belonging to the Great Lakes Aquarium for its Warmer by the Lake and Holiday Sing-Along events.  The Lake Superior Center authority is willing to let the city use this land at no cost for the events provided the city holds the authority harmless for any claims that may result from these events.  This resolution accomplishes this by authorizing the execution of the hold harmless agreement.