01-0763R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH MN/DOT FOR A FREEZE-FREE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ON SECOND AVENUE WEST BETWEEN FOURTH STREET AND MESABA AVENUE AT AN ESTIMATED COST TO THE CITY OF $16,000.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to enter into Mn/DOT Agreement No. 82513, filed as Public Document No. __________, with the state of Minnesota, department of transportation, for the following purposes:
                To provide for Mn/DOT acting as the city's agent to receive federal aid funds estimated at $64,000 to be used in a freeze-free research project on Second Avenue West from Fourth Street to Mesaba Avenue identified as State Project No. 118-138-11, said funds to be deposited in P.I. Fund 0411.

        RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city's share, which is estimated at $16,000, shall be paid from the P.I. fund, reimbursable from Fund 0252.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution and agreement are for a demonstration anti-icing research project on Second Avenue West from Fourth Street to Mesaba Avenue. The project will feature flush-mounted spray nozzles that will spray an anti-icing agent at 40 foot intervals on Second Avenue West from the crest of Second Avenue West to Fourth Street, a distance of about 500 feet.

The project will be funded 80 percent by federal highway money and 20 percent by city money, which will come from the P.I. fund but be reimbursed by the MSAS fund. Mn/DOT is acting as the city's agent to accept the federal highway funds. The anti-icing spray should prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement in the winter.