01-0531R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,026 FROM THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION AND ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT THEREWITH.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth hereby accepts a grant in the amount of $39,026 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a regional training lab at the Duluth public library, to be deposited into Fund 100, Agency 300, Org. 1704.

        FURTHER RESOLVED, that the director of the Duluth public library is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, substantially of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation related to the regional training lab at the Duluth public library.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The Duluth public library made an application to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for a regional training lab at the Duluth public library. The aim is to provide ongoing training for librarians and patrons of the Duluth public library in computer management and applications, and to provide computer and Internet access for library patrons. This resolution authorizes acceptance of a grant in the amount of $39,026 and further authorizes the director of the Duluth public library to enter into the grant agreement.