01-0005R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A MAJOR SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH GRANDMA'S MARATHON-DULUTH, INC., FOR THE 2001 GRANDMA'S MARATHON AT COST OF NOT TO EXCEED $30,200 PLUS IN KIND SERVICES.

BY COUNCILOR HOGG:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute a major sponsorship agreement with Grandma's Marathon-Duluth, Inc., for the 2001 Grandma's Marathon, which agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ________________, at a cost to the city of not to exceed $30,200 plus in kind services, which shall be paid from Fund 0258-030-1431-5490.; $20,200 of this amount shall be paid from the current (2001) allocation and the additional $10,000 will be funded from prior year reserves.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the city to act as a major sponsor of the 2001 Grandma's Marathon. Under the sponsorship the city will contribute $20,200 plus in kind services by the police, fire, public works and parks and recreation departments. The city will be identified as a major sponsor of this event on all promotional materials and will be given an opportunity to promote the city in a variety of ways in connection with this event. The city has been a major sponsor of this event for many years. In addition to this annual sponsorship amount, the city will contribute an additional $10,000 for 2001 only, which will help sponsor and commemorate the 25th anniversary of this event which traditionally is the start of the summer tourist season. This sponsorship is an annually budgeted item in the tourism tax fund.