BY COUNCILOR FENA:01-0748R
RESOLUTION REQUESTING A STATE BOND ALLOCATION OF $3,000,000 TO ASSIST IN IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA FACILITIES.
WHEREAS, the Spirit Mountain recreation area was established by legislation in 1973 to develop a wide range of recreational facilities to serve local residents and tourists; and
WHEREAS, direct tourist spending attributable to visits to Spirit Mountain recreation area have an impact in excess of $7.7 million annually; and
WHEREAS, enhancement of the facilities at Spirit Mountain will provide significant positive impacts on the local, regional and state economies; and
WHEREAS, enhancement of Spirit Mountain facilities will contribute to increased use of the facility and corresponding increase in local and tax revenue attributable to tourist spending; and
WHEREAS, the facilities most in need of improvement include a new chair lift, expansion of family skiing area, renovation and expansion of snow making equipment and remodeling of the chalet and banquet facilities;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth respectfully requests the state of Minnesota provide an allocation of general obligation bond proceeds to finance improvements to facilities at the Spirit Mountain recreation area.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that a bond allocation in the amount of $3 million be
provided to be matched by a like sum from nonstate sources on a dollar-for-dollar
basis to cover the costs of improving facilities at the Spirit Mountain