01-0127R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DULUTH AND THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD FOR THE FURNISHING OF HOME DELIVERED MEALS FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 2001, TO JUNE 30, 2002.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

        RESOLVED, the proper city officers are hereby authorized and directed to execute an agreement between the city of Duluth and the St. Louis County board for the furnishing of home delivered meals for senior citizens for the period of January 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002. Monies collected under said contract shall be deposited in Federal Program Fund 0272, Dept. 031, Org. 6301/6302, Revenue Source 4654.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a continuation of the contract with the St. Louis County board for their Title III-C (2) home-delivered meals program.  The county has a contract for the home-delivered meals program with the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging and sub-contracts with the city to provide home delivered meals in the Morgan Park and Gary-New Duluth neighborhoods.  The county does not go through a bid process for this contract as the city is the only provider available in that area.  The home delivered meals are prepared and packaged at the city's Morgan Park congregate meal site.  The county reimburses the city monthly for each meal served: at the rate of $4.23 for clients on the elderly waiver program and at the rate of $0.85 for clients that make a personal donation for the meal.  The terms of this contract differ in two ways from the 2000 contract:  the rate for clients that make a personal donation increased from $0.70 to $0.85 and the contract is for 18 months, ending on June 30, 2002, to coincide with the state's fiscal year (which governs the rate for the elderly waiver program meals).