01-0908R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR A $5,725 LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM GRANT FOR A COLLECTABLE CREEK INFORMATION CARD EDUCATIONAL PROJECT.

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 identification and awareness of city streams; 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

        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 $5,725 for a 48 percent federal share of funding for the collectable creek information card project.

        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 of $6,140 from Fund 0535, 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 that would highlight trout streams and creeks running through Duluth. A set of trading cards (like baseball cards) would be developed for Duluth's streams. The project description gives more details.