BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has reviewed the pertinent data on Bridge No. L8479; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has identified that this bridge is a high priority and has previously established a list of those bridges that require replacement, rehabilitation or removal; and
WHEREAS, the following additional bridge has since been identified as also requiring replacement;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following deficient bridge is added to the list of high priority bridges and the city of Duluth intends to replace this bridge as soon as possible when funds are available.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to meet the requirements for the Minnesota department of transportation, office of state aid, use of state transportation bond funds for bridge replacement/rehabilitation. In order to be eligible for bridge bond monies, local units of government are required to adopt a resolution of proposed bridge replacement/rehabilitation projects for the next five years. This means that eligible projects will no longer be approved on essentially a first come/first served basis. Instead, funds will be available to project identified by the resolutions on a priority basis, and the city is expected to deliver final plans and specifications in a timely manner. This resolution will amend the local bridge priorities master list for state transportation funds.