04-0094R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT NO. 19302 WITH DULUTH/NORTH SHORE SANITARY DISTRICT EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an amendment, substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. _______________ to city Contract No. 19302, with Duluth/North Shore Sanitary District (sanitary district) extending the term of the agreement with no change in contract amount.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize an amendment to the agreement with the sanitary district extending the term of the agreement to November 15, 2004. The agreement currently expires at the end of March. The sanitary district is constructing a sanitary sewer extension in phases along the North Shore of Lake Superior. The district applied for CDBG funds from the city to abate assessments associated with the costs of the sewer project. The agreement with the district assists income-qualified Duluth residents to defray the costs of assessment associated improvements to the residences. An extension is needed since the construction has taken longer than anticipated, and the connections to the homes will not be completed until the end of 2004.