01-0694R

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT OF UP TO $19,500 FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY, FOR THE 2002 SAFE & SOBER TRAFFIC SAFETY PROJECT.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to accept grant monies of up to $19,500 from the Minnesota department of public safety, office of traffic safety, to reimburse the police department's police overtime expenditures related to the safe & sober grant program and to execute any and all required grant agreements; all revenue to be deposited into General fund 0100, Dept. 200, Org. 1620, Revenue Source 4253.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution accepts grant reimbursement from the state to conduct traffic safety education and enforcement activities. This grant provides funding for area law enforcement agencies to work together to reduce alcohol-related fatal and injury accidents and increase the use of seat belts and child restraints. The concentrated enforcement efforts in previous years has produced numerous arrests and citations. This grant will fund approximately 500 hours of Duluth police overtime in the enforcement effort.