01-0013R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO SUBMIT A JOINT LOCAL SERVICE UNIT PLAN WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR THE PROVISION OF TARGETED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES THROUGH SUPPLEMENTAL LOCAL INTERVENTION GRANT FUNDING FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2000, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2003.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

        WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 268.88 (b) requires that counties with a city of the first class develop and submit a joint local service unit ("LSU") plan for the distribution of employment services funding; and

        WHEREAS, based on differing interpretations of state requirements, St. Louis County had previously submitted the LSU plan for St. Louis County, including the city, without the approval of the city; and

        WHEREAS, St. Louis County now wishes to submit a modified LSU plan for supplemental local intervention grant funding for the provision of targeted employment services to MFIP families for the period July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2003, which modified plan has been prepared and circulated throughout the community without involvement from the city and there is insufficient time to go through the process of properly developing the plan with appropriate city input and of securing the community's input on such a properly developed plan; and

        WHEREAS, failure to approve submission of the plan as it presently exists would result in depriving citizens of the city of the benefits of the local intervention grant funding; and

        WHEREAS, it is the desire of the city council to make such supplemental funding available to those deserving members of the community entitled to the benefits thereof but also to clarify its intent that in the future the requirements of statutes and regulations applicable to the local service unit plan and Minnesota family investment program are strictly followed.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BY IT RESOLVED, that proper city officials are hereby authorized to submit a modified joint LSU plan for supplemental local intervention grant funding with St. Louis County for the provision of targeted employment services to MFIP families for the period July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2003, consistent with Minnesota Statute 268.88 (b). A copy of this plan for supplemental local integration grant funding will be on file in the city clerk's office as Public Document No. ______________.

        RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city council of the city of Duluth hereby declares its intent not to approve any future LSU plans or any modifications thereto after this date unless and until all applicable statutes, rules, regulations and procedures of the state of Minnesota and its department of employment security applicable thereto, including but not limited to those pertaining to the city's involvement in the development thereof and those pertaining to the city's receipt of the full share of program funds to which it is entitled, are fully complied with.