01-0839R

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA'S LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM FOR MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE HARTLEY NATURE CENTER PERVIOUS SURFACE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, department of natural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal management purposes, through Minnesota's Lake Superior coastal program, and

        WHEREAS, the city has a lease agreement with the Hartley Nature Center Corporation, and

        WHEREAS, Hartley Nature Center Corporation desires financial assistance from said coastal program for its pervious surface demonstration project.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council approves of and supports the filing of an application by Hartley Nature Center Corporation on the city's behalf to the Minnesota Lake Superior coastal program for financial assistance in the form of matching funds for the pervious surface demonstration project.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  Hartley Nature Center Corporation is initiating an application for a 75-25 matching grant to the coastal program for this project.  Hartley Nature Center will use the coastal funds, if approved, for a handicap access walkway, fire lane access road and added parking for the Hartley Nature Center building project at Hartley Park.  The Hartley Nature Center board of directors has formally committed to providing to 25 percent match requirement from their capital building fund.