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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF DULUTH, ACTING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LEIF ERIKSON RESTORATION GROUP, TO APPLY FOR A COASTAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT TO BE USED FOR A DISPLAY SHELTER FOR THE VIKING SHIP IN LEIF ERIKSON PARK.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

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

        WHEREAS, the city of Duluth, in conjunction with the Leif Erikson restoration project, desires financial assistance under the coastal management assistance grant program.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

(a) That the city of Duluth, acting in conjunction with the Leif Erikson restoration project hereby approves filing an application for coastal management assistance grant financial assistance;

(b) That proper city officers of the city of Duluth are hereby authorized and directed to execute and file an application with the Minnesota department of natural resources and to provide all information and documentation required to become eligible for possible funding assistance;

(c) That the city of Duluth, acting in conjunction with the Leif Erikson restoration project, does agree to obligate the funds required to satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible for reimbursement under the terms and conditions of the coastal management assistance grant program.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the submission of a grant application to the Minnesota DNR, division of waters, to secure a coastal management assistance grant to be used to construct a display shelter for the recently restored Viking ship in Leif Erikson Park. The Leif Erikson restoration project is working with the city to secure this grant and other funding sources for the project.