01-0036R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DRIFT TOPPERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB FOR GROOMING THE CROSS CITY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL-EAST FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,000.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute an agreement, filed as Public Document No. ____________, with the Drift Toppers Snowmobile Club for the grooming and maintenance of the eastern portion of the cross city snowmobile trail for an amount not to exceed $6,000, payable from Fund 100-500-2010-5441.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The city receives snowmobile trail maintenance grants from the Minnesota DNR for grooming, brushing and maintaining snowmobile trails in the city. In past years, the city contracted with the Duluth Area Association of Snowmobile Clubs who in turn subcontracted with the Drift Toppers Snowmobile Club for maintenance of the eastern portion of the cross city snowmobile trail. This year the Duluth Area Association of Snowmobile Clubs has disbanded so it is necessary for the city to contract directly with the clubs performing the maintenance functions. Rates of pay for the various maintenance operations are set forth in the DNR's grant-in-aid allowable costs schedule attached to the contract. The DNR grant pays 90 percent of grooming costs and 65 percent of other maintenance and acquisition costs.