BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:01-0497R
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY FOR ASSISTANCE IN IMPLEMENTING THE DULUTH NATURE AREA PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,517.
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute
an agreement, substantially in the form of that on file in the office of
the city clerk as Public Document No. ________, with The Nature Conservancy
(TNC) for technical assistance in implementing the Duluth natural areas
project in the amount of $8,517, payable from Fund 255.
TNC has been helpful to the city in identifying the need for such a project and is willing to continue to provide technical assistance to the city regarding the development and implementation of the project. This grant covers some of TNC's actual costs of providing this assistance to the city.
The total cost of the project is expected to be $39,767. Of this amount,$8,517 will be provided by the city under this grant agreement. The conservancy will provide another $15,824. It is anticipated that the remainder will be provided to TNC by the DNR through its partnership grant program and its scientific and natural areas program.
Of the total cost of the project, it is estimated that $12,998 will pay for the costs of a consultant who will assist TNC and the city in developing criteria for which property should be subject to the project's protections and identifying the property which should be subject to the project. The remainder of the project funds will be used to cover technical assistance and project oversight, supplies, postage, printing and administrative costs of TNC for grant administration.