BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of natural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal program management purposes through Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth in conjunction with the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) desires financial assistance from Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program for the purposes of enhancing the RSPT’s watershed festival by the addition of five performances of the environmental entertainer at regional schools prior to the watershed festival on June 4, 2005.
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to accept a Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program STAR grant administered through the Minnesota department of natural resources in the amount of $2,500 for said educational activities.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to act as legal sponsor of said grant, to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant, and to obligate up to $630 in cash match from Fund 535, Organization 1915, Object 5439 and $1,944 in match provided as in-kind services from city staff and staff of RSPT partner organizations.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to accept a STAR grant from Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program for educational activities.
On June 4, 2005, the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) is sponsoring a watershed festival. As one component of the festival, a nationally known environmental entertainer (a.k.a. Dr. T and Les Litter) is being brought in as a special attraction. The entertainer is well known for his interactive amusing educational programs of outreach for both children and adults. The funding from this STAR grant will allow RSPT to bring the entertainer in early and arrange five performances at local regional schools thus expanding the outreach and increasing publicity of the event.