04-0008R

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA'S LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM FOR MATCHING FUNDS FOR CHESTER CREEK AND MILLER CREEK PARCEL OWNERSHIP MAPPING PROJECT.

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER:

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 of Duluth desires financial assistance under the coastal management assistance grant program;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:
(a) That the Duluth City Council approves of and supports the city administration in filing an application to Minnesota's Lake Superior coastal management program for financial assistance for the Chester Creek and Miller Creek ownership mapping project;
(b) That the director of planning and development is hereby authorized and directed to execute and file an application with the Minnesota department of natural resources and to provide all information and documentation as required to become eligible for possible funding assistance;
(c) That the director of planning and development has signatory authority to apply for the funds;
(d) That the city of Duluth does agree to act as legal sponsor and to obligate funds required to satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible for reimbursement under the terms and conditions of Minnesota's Lake Superior coastal program matching funds to come from General Fund 0210-030-2154.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes and supports the city's application to Minnesota's Lake Superior coastal program for matching funds to be used for the mapping of parcel ownership of Chester Creek and Miller Creek watersheds. This project proposes to digitally map plats and an estimated 13,000 parcels within these two watersheds. This project will assist the city to better manage land use and improve water quality.