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 in the construction of Phase II of the Grassy Point Trail;
(b) That the director of administrative services 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 administrative services has signatory authority to apply for 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;
(e) Matching funds to come from the city’s Capital Improvement Fund 0450, Object 5530.
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 in the construction of Phase II of the Grassy Point Trail. Phase I of this trail was completed in 2002. This grant application, if approved, will match city dollars from the capital improvements budget on a 50-50 basis.