01-0692R

RESOLUTION APPROVING A GRANT AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTING $5,000 FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        WHEREAS, the the Minnesota department of natural resources (DNR) solicited Millennium Trail matching grant applications for proposed improvements to the Willard Munger State Trail; and

        WHEREAS, the city has identified a need for off street parking along the Munger Trail at its intersection with Riverside Drive; and

        WHEREAS, the DNR has approved the city's Millennium Trail grant application in the amount of $5,000.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized and directed to execute the agreement filed as Public Document No. _____, between the city of Duluth and the state of Minnesota, which awards the city a Millennium Trail matching grant in the amount of $5,000 to be used for materials needed in the construction of a gravel surface parking lot adjacent to the Willard Munger State Trail at its intersection with Riverside Drive; funds to be deposited into Fund 0100-500-2010-4230.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The city submitted an application to the DNR for a Millennium Trail grant of $5,000. These funds will be used for the purchase of gravel, wood perimeter posts and signage. This parking lot will help alleviate traffic congestion created by on street parking of trail users during peak use periods.