01-0318R

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING AN INTENT FOR CONTINUED COOPERATION WITH THE MILLER CREEK JOINT POWERS BOARD IN ITS EFFORTS TO RESTORE MILLER CREEK.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

        WHEREAS, the Miller Creek watershed is an important resource that is deserving of protection and restoration; and

        WHEREAS, the cities of Duluth and Hermantown are cooperating in the restoration and enhancement of Miller Creek and to that end have formed the Miller Creek joint powers board; and

        WHEREAS, the Miller Creek joint powers board is continuing in its efforts to restore and protect the watershed by involving citizens in restoration efforts that include monitoring the stream and securing funding for stream improvement projects;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth hereby recognizes a continued partnership with the Miller Creek joint powers board and supports the efforts of the board to promote intergovernmental cooperation in restoring the watershed, protecting Miller Creek, promoting citizen involvement in watershed rehabilitation, engaging in stream monitoring, and securing funding and implementation of stream improvement projects.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution expresses the intent of the city of Duluth to maintain a continued partnership with the Miller Creek joint powers board and to join in the board's efforts to restore, monitor, and improve the Miller Creek watershed.