04-0666R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,500 TO PROVIDE FOR OVERTIME COSTS FOR EXTRA POLICE PATROLS TO ENFORCE TRAFFIC LAWS.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of public safety, office of traffic safety, administers the Safe & Sober grant program, which is dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents by increasing seat belt and child seat use and decreasing impaired driving; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth, Duluth police department, is qualified to provide such enforcement activities, applied for such grant funds, and is approved to receive $17,500; and

     WHEREAS, no matching funds are required.

     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 to be deposited in General Fund 0100-200-1620-4230.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is for approval to accept grant funding in the amount of $17,500 to pay for extra police patrol to enforce seat belt and child seat use and decrease the incidents of impaired driving. There are no matching funds required for this grant.