01-0791R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ACCEPTING A GRANT OF $304,000 TO THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR USE AT THE LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with the Minnesota department of natural resources so as to enable the city to receive $304,000 from said department for use at the Lake Superior Zoo; a copy of which agreement is filed with the city clerk as Public Document No. ________, which funds shall be deposited in Special Project Fund 0210, Agency 030, Org. 2102, Revenue Source 4230. These grant dollars are for a two year period beginning July 1, 2001, and ending June 30, 2003.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution accepts a $304,000 grant authorized by the state legislature and administered through the Minnesota DNR for use at the Lake Superior Zoo. Presently the zoo management team is determining the most appropriate use of the funds. High priority items include animal health care, accreditation updates, general maintenance and capital repair projects.