BY COUNCILOR FENA:01-0173R
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DULUTH ENTERTAINMENT CONVENTION CENTER FOR FACILITY RENTAL AND CATERING COSTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000 IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE JUNE 18- 21, 2001.
WHEREAS, the League of Minnesota Cities ("LMC") holds its annual conference (June 18-22, 2001) in its member cities on a rotating basis and for the year 2001 has chosen Duluth as its host city and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center as its host facility; and
WHEREAS, it is customary for the host city to pay for the event's convention facility cost plus the costs to host an opening night reception estimated to cost approximately $15,000; and
WHEREAS, the LMC is contributing $5,000 towards the annual conference facility rental costs and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center ("DECC") has agreed to reduce its normal facility rental charge from $13,000 to $5,000 to reflect such rent contribution;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized
to enter into an agreement with the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
in the amount of $20,000 to pay for facility rental costs and the opening
night reception catering costs in conjunction with the League of Minnesota
Cities Annual Conference June 18-21, 2001 payable out of Fund 0100, Agency
015, Org. 2030, Object 5441. The resolution further authorizes the appropriate
city officials to accept a $5,000 contribution from the LMC to help defray
the conference costs of the host city.