01-0662R

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT EXTENSION FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MINNESOTA AUTO THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM, FOR $43,686.50 TO REIMBURSE SALARY OF ONE FULL-TIME OFFICER, OVERTIME, TRAINING EQUIPMENT AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute the grant extension agreement filed as Public Document No. ____, accepting $43,686.50 from the Minnesota department of public safety, Minnesota auto theft prevention program, to reimburse the police department for the salary and benefits of one police officer and equipment in the grant period from July 1, 2001, to December 31, 2001.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, all revenues from the grant shall be deposited in Fund 215, Agency 200, Org. 2459, Revenue source 4230.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution accepts a half year extension of a grant reimbursement from the Minnesota department of public safety, Minnesota auto theft prevention program, to maintain a proactive approach to decrease the number of auto thefts the city has been experiencing.  This grant is funding a police officer position and does not require retention after the period of the grant.  This is the first half of the fourth year of this grant, which we apply for yearly.  Because the state is changing to a calendar year basis for this grant, this six month adjustment is necessary.