04-0770R


RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA’S LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 FOR MATCHING FUNDS FOR AMITY CREEK AND TISCHER CREEK PARCEL OWNERSHIP MAPPING PROJECT AND ACCEPTANCE IF GRANTED.

BY PRESIDENT STAUBER:

     WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, department of natural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal management purposes, through Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires financial assistance under the coastal management assistance grant program;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as follows:

     (a)  That the Duluth City Council approves of and supports the city administration in filing an application to Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal management program for financial assistance Amity Creek and Tischer Creek ownership mapping project;

     (b)  That the director of planning and development is hereby authorized and directed to execute and file an application with the Minnesota department of natural resources and to provide all information and documentation as required to become eligible for possible funding assistance;

     (c)  That the director of planning and development has signatory authority to apply for and accept if granted the funds;

     (d)  That the city of Duluth does agree to act as legal sponsor and to obligate funds required to satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible for reimbursement under the terms and conditions of Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program matching funds to come from General Fund 0210-030-2154.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes and supports the city’s application to Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program for matching funds to be used for the mapping of parcel ownership of Amity Creek and Tischer Creek watersheds. This project proposes to digitally map plats and an estimated 10, 000 to 13,000 parcels within these watersheds. This project will assist the city to better manage land use and improve water quality.