04-0733R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A $5,000 GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR MAINTENANCE OF CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS.


BY COUNCILOR REINERT:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute a grant agreement with the Minnesota department of natural resources, which agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, under which agreement the city will receive up to $5,000 to reimburse it for costs incurred in maintaining cross country ski trails in the city of Duluth during the 2004-2005 ski season. The reimbursement should be deposited in General Fund 0100, Agency 500, Organization 1920, Revenue Source 4232.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize acceptance of a $5,000 grant from the Minnesota DNR to assist in defraying the city’s costs of maintaining its cross county ski trails. This is an annual grant which reimburses the city for up to 65% of its costs of trail development and maintenance, except trail grooming which is reimbursable at the rate of 90% of cost.