01-0640R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A COOPERATIVE STUDY AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY; ACCEPTING A $6,500 GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, $3,500 GRANT FROM THE DULUTH PRESERVATION ALLIANCE, AND A $3,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION; ALL NECESSARY TO COMPLETE A REUSE STUDY FOR THE DULUTH ARMORY.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota historical society, filed as Public Document No. ____, to assist in the performance and management of a reuse study to be completed for the former Duluth National Guard armory building, located at 1301 London Road.

        FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to accept a $6,500 grant from the Minnesota historical society, a $3,500 grant from the Duluth preservation alliance, and a $3,000 grant from the national trust for historic preservation which will be administered by the Duluth preservation alliance, to be used for funding of the reuse study; said grant funds to be deposited in Special Projects Fund 0210.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes an agreement with the Minnesota historical society for their part in providing staff assistance, expertise, and coordination of a reuse study to be completed for the Duluth armory. The study will be funded by three separate grants; $6,500 from the Minnesota historical society, $3,500 from the Duluth preservation alliance, and $3,000 from the national trust for historic preservation. The city will manage the study and hire the consultant to perform the study. An RFP has been distributed, and is due back September 7, 2001, and consultant selection will occur shortly after that date.