01-0530R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATION TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT A COASTAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT AND EXECUTE ANY AND ALL GRANT AGREEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $18,000, AND PAY LOCAL MATCHING SHARE OF $3,800.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

        WHEREAS, the city desires to develop a land use plan for the Park Point neighborhood; and

        WHEREAS, an urban impact study for the Park Point neighborhood is needed to obtain data necessary for the proper development of a land use plan; and

        WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of natural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal management purposes, through Minnesota's Lake Superior coastal program; and

        WHEREAS, the city desires financial assistance under the coastal management assistance grant program;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to file an application for financial assistance under the coastal management assistance grant program in the amount of $18,000 (60 percent).

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute any and all of the grant agreements necessary for the implementation of said grant, such proceeds to be deposited in Fund 0100, Agency 020, Org. 1202, Rev. Src. 4210, and that the city of Duluth does agree, upon offer of the grant, to obligate the $3,800 from Fund 0100, Agency 020, Org. 1202, Obj. 5219, local share funding, and that the remaining 40 percent of the local share required to satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible under the terms and conditions of the coastal management assistance grant program shall be derived from the following sources: value in the amount of $6,699 to be satisfied through the services of city staff, and the value of fringe benefits at 24% of wage which amounts to $1,608.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Funds obtained through the coastal management assistance grant program will be used to prepare an urban impact study for the Park Point neighborhood. A similar application (Resolution 00-0809) was approved by council on December 4, 2000. This application increases the request from $14,400 to $18,000. The information obtained will be used to develop a land use plan for the Park Point neighborhood. This particular grant application process requires the governing body to authorize the filing of a grant application.