04-0665R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000 TO PROVIDE FOR OVERTIME COSTS FOR POLICE PERSONNEL ASSOCIATED WITH ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT OF ILLEGAL UNDERAGE DRINKING.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of public safety, alcohol and gambling enforcement division, is in need of alternate enforcement activities by local jurisdictions to address underage persons in possession of alcohol and administers financial assistance to local communities in the enforcement of underage drinking laws; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth, Duluth police department, is qualified to provide such enforcement activities; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth is home to several colleges and universities and experiences an increase in underage drinking and disturbing party incidents during the fall as students return to school.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to accept said grant and to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant; grant funds in the amount of $3,000 to be deposited in General Fund 0100-200-1620-4230.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is for approval to accept grant funding to pay for extra police patrol on fall weekends when the city experiences an increase in underage consumption activity and disturbing party complaints as a result of the increase in the college student population. There are no matching funds required for this grant.