01-0905R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICERS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT TO HOLD HARMLESS THE LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AUTHORITY IN RETURN FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN GROUNDS FOR A SLIDING HILL AND PARKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WARMER BY THE LAKE CELEBRATION TO BE HELD JANUARY 1, 2002.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        WHEREAS, Lake Superior Center authority has offered the city of Duluth the use of certain grounds for a sliding hill and parking for the city's Warmer by the Lake celebration on January 1, 2002; and

        WHEREAS, as a condition for the use of said grounds, both parties agree that the city of Duluth should hold the Lake Superior Center authority harmless from any injuries or accidents that would happen in conjunction with the above-mentioned program.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized and directed to execute the agreement filed as Public Document No. ______ with the Lake Superior Center authority holding it harmless from any damages that might occur out of the city of Duluth's use of its grounds for the above-mentioned program.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The city desired to use grounds belonging to the Great Lakes Aquarium for its Warmer by the Lake event.  The Lake Superior Center authority is willing to let the city use this land at no cost for the events provided the city holds the authority harmless for any claims that may result from this event.  This resolution accomplishes this by authorizing the execution of the hold harmless agreement.