01-0907R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR A $6,810 LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM GRANT FOR A CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR SEWER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

        WHEREAS, the utility operation division of the department of public works and utilities of the city of Duluth has developed a plan for designing an educational informational program on maintenance of private sanitary sewers care and feeding of your sewer; and

        WHEREAS, the education program will address requirements for the educational informational component for development of a NPDES phase II permit for the city of Duluth and to address continuing problems with bypasses throughout the city of Duluth; and

        WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, through the 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 of Duluth desires financial assistance from the coastal management assistance program for the purpose of developing and pilot testing of the program.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to prepare and submit a grant application to the Minnesota department of natural resources in an amount of $6,810 for a 38 percent federal share of funding for the lateral sewer education grant care and feeding of your sewer.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute any and all of the grant agreements necessary for the implementation of said grant and that the city of Duluth does agree to provide local matching funds in the form of in-kind services in the amount of $10,950 and $250 in cash match, half from Fund 0535, Org. 1945, Object 5100, and half from Fund 0530, Org. 1945, Object 5100, if the grant is awarded. Such funds shall be deposited into Fund 0535, Agency 500, Revenue Source 4856.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a grant application to the Minnesota DNR Lake Superior coastal program for a grant to fund an educational program to cover residential sewer maintenance.  The project description further explains the project.