04-0447R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO CITY CONTRACT NO. 19,227 RELATED TO THE DULUTH STREAMS PROJECT WITH THE U OF M NRRI, EXTENDING THE TERM AND INCREASING THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY $15,000.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to enter into an amendment, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the University of Minnesota's Natural Resources and Research Institute for services related to the Duluth streams project, extending the term thereof through October 31, 2004, and increasing the amount payable thereunder by $15,000, payable from Fund No. 0535, Department 500, Organization 1915, Object 5441.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is to authorize an amendment to the city's agreement with the NRRA for continuing the work on the Duluth streams project. In June of 2002, the city entered into an agreement with the U of M to have the NRRA gather and interpret data from Duluth's many streams including data pertaining to stream history, flow and hydrology, water quality and stream ecology. This work is ongoing and additional work needs to be done. This amendment would fund the continuation of this work through the end of October.