BY COUNCILOR REINERT:
WHEREAS, the Superior Hiking Trail Association (the association), as part of its mission, constructs and maintains the Superior Hiking Trail, a long-distance footpath; and
WHEREAS, the association is building the Superior Hiking Trail through the city of Duluth (the development project); and
WHEREAS, the association is applying for funds administered by the department of natural resources (DNR) for trail development, specifically the national recreation program, the regional trail grant program and the local trail connections grant program; and
WHEREAS, the grant will continue to fund a program approved by the city council in 2004, the details of which are provided for in the grant agreement which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. 04-0126-33;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth, through its finance director, agrees to act as fiscal agent for the development project and that matching funds required for this project will be the responsibility of the association pursuant to the grant agreement.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In 2004, the city approved Resolution 04-0063 which authorized the city to act as the funding agent for a grant program administered by the state department of natural resources. The grant program provides funds for trail development. The grant funds will be used to continue the development of the Superior Hiking Trail in the city of Duluth. This resolution continues the city’s agreement to act as the fiscal agent in 2005.