04-0040R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE GREATER DOWNTOWN COUNCIL REGARDING CERTAIN DOWNTOWN PROGRAMS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $87,000.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an agreement substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the Greater Downtown Council (GDC) under which the GDC will conduct certain activities in the Downtown area, in an amount not to exceed $87,000, payable from General Fund 0100-700-1410-SP05.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to approve a contract with the GDC to provide certain programs in Downtown Duluth. This is similar to the contracts that the city has had with GDC in the past and includes such programs as the holidays promotion and the clean and safe programs. The city is currently in the process of working with the GDC to form a business improvement district to cover the cost of these programs and operation of the GDC. It is presumed that this district would be in place by the end of 2004.