04-0668R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, LAKE COUNTY, COOK COUNTY, THE CITY OF TWO HARBORS, THE CITY OF PROCTOR, THE CITY OF HERMANTOWN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH PROVIDING FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR DRUG TASK FORCE.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has participated in the Lake Superior drug task force and desires to continue such participation.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized and directed to enter into a joint powers agreement with St. Louis County, Lake County, Cook County, the city of Two Harbors, the city of Proctor, the city of Hermantown and the University of Minnesota Duluth providing for the participation by the city of Duluth and other above-named governmental agencies in the Lake Superior drug task force through June 30, 2005; said agreement to be substantially in the form of Public Document No. __________ on file in the office of the city clerk.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the proper city officials to execute an agreement to participate in the Lake Superior drug task force. The city has participated in this organization with success for many years, and its on-going participation will enable the city to engage in an area-wide and coordinated drug enforcement effort. The task force is funded with grant monies.