05-0134R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF DULUTH TO ACCEPT VARIOUS GRANTS FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON BEHALF OF THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY.

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:

     WHEREAS, the U.S. department of transportation and the Minnesota department of transportation have made capital and operating funds available to the Duluth transit authority; and

     WHEREAS, the Duluth transit authority has requested and the city of Duluth has committed the necessary local funding for the projects via the DTA’s levy; and

     WHEREAS, the DTA has completed the necessary state and federal requirements to qualify for the following grants in years 2004 and 2005:

Grant #

Year

Federal

State

Purpose

2005 Grants

MN-90-2005

2005

$  941,708

 

Operating and small capital

MN-90-X999

2005

$2,569,600

 

Bus replacement: ten large and three STRIDE

MN-03-9999

 

$1,959,426

 

Medical ramp, west and CBD streetscapes, shelters, support equipment

MN-03-XXXX

 

?

 

Downtown revitalization

State operating

 

 

$6,045,866

Operating

2004 Grants

State operating

 

 

$5,956,518

Operating

MN-90-X202

 

$1,004,513

 

Operating

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby approves the DTA request to accept operating grants and capital grants from the state of Minnesota and the federal government for the years 2004 and 2005 and apply for state and federal funds in 2005, as set out above.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the city to accept various state and federal grants on behalf of the DTA.

 

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