BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the St. Louis County social services department for furnishing approximately 33,754 hot meals for eligible senior citizens and guests at two St. Louis County facilities located in Duluth for a 12 month period for the senior dining division in accordance with specifications of its proposal of $4.63 per meal for eligible senior citizens, $5.03 per meal for guests, and an additional $0.29 per meal for dining room management provided at Lincoln Park, or approximately $161,778, payable out of Federal Program Fund 0272, Department/Agency 031, Organization 6305, Activity SD04, Object 0071.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the continuation of Agreement 19588, to provide approximately 33,754 meals for eligible senior citizens and guests at St. Louis County senior centers (Rainbow and Lincoln Park). The county supplies all food, supplies, and staff to prepare and serve meals and to clean up the kitchen and dining room areas for the city’s senior dining program. The county is currently providing labor for mealsite manager functions at the Lincoln Park Center; a cooperative venture that benefits the city (there were no applicants for this part-time temporary position when it was open) and benefits the county’s need to accommodate an employee on restricted/light duty. The city provides staff at the Rainbow Senior Center to manage the mealsite and supervise volunteers. The Rainbow Center has been a location for a senior dining mealsite since 1973. The Lincoln Park Center (formerly the West End Senior Center) has been a location for a senior dining mealsite since 1980. This meal cost for 2005 is an increase of five percent from 2004.