01-0490R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION SERVICES AND REIMBURSEMENT.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with the Minnesota department of natural resources (DNR), said agreement filed with the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, for cooperation with the DNR in fighting wildfires and for reimbursement of city expenses in fighting such fires.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes an agreement with the DNR for cooperation with the DNR in fighting and reporting wildfires. Under the agreement, the city agrees to have one Type 1 and one Type 6 engine available for fighting wildfires in the area. The DNR agrees to reimburse the city for its costs and for any damage to equipment fighting the fire. This agreement is beneficial to the city because it gives us a way to get reimbursements for firefighting we probably would be engaging in any way (i.e. wildfires in or very near the city).