AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A JOINT POWER AGREEMENT WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENTAL
AGENCIES IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA PROVIDED FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH'S PARTICIPATION
IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR DRUG TASK FORCE.
that the proper city officers are hereby authorized and directed to enter
into a joint power agreement with St. Louis County, Lake County, Cook County,
the city of Silver Bay, the city of Two Harbors, the city of Proctor, the
city of Hermantown and the University of Minnesota-Duluth providing for
the participation by the city of Duluth and other above-named governmental
agencies in the Lake Superior drug task force in the year 2002; said agreement
to be in the form of Public Document No. _______ on file in the office
of the city clerk.
OF PURPOSE: The contract authorized by this resolution is a joint
powers agreement between the city of Duluth and St. Louis County, Lake
County, Cook County, Silver Bay, Two Harbors, Proctor, Hermantown and UMD
for continued operation of the Lake Superior drug task force. The task
force was formed in 1990. Its purpose is to coordinate efforts among members
to apprehend and prosecute drug offenders. The matching funds mentioned
in the contract to be contributed by the city of Duluth is police overtime
funds which have already been budgeted for normal police operations. Therefore,
the contract will require no new capital outlay. The city does agree in
the contract to provide office space for a headquarters office for the
organization. This agreement has been negotiated by the Duluth police department
and was approved by the chief of Police. It is essentially the same as
the last ten years contract with the drug task force.