05-0225R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM MINNESOTA DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $400,000 TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER AT THE NEW WEST DULUTH POLICE STATION.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     WHEREAS, the Minnesota division of homeland security and emergency management is the agency responsible for management of federal homeland security grant funding in the state of Minnesota; and

     WHEREAS, this grant funding supports the law enforcement terrorism prevention program which seeks to provide law enforcement communities with enhanced capability for detecting, deterring, disrupting and preventing acts of terrorism; and

     WHEREAS, grant funds available in 2005 will provide funds for information sharing, target hardening of selected high value targets, threat recognition, intervention activities, interoperable communications, and management and administration; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth applied for and has been awarded grant funds to be used for the purchase of a secure digital microwave system, interoperable base stations, radio dispatch consoles and related equipment.

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to accept said grant and to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant. Such funds to be deposited in Fund 215, Agency 200, Organization 2276.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the city to accept a law enforcement terrorism prevention program grant administered by the Minnesota division of homeland security and emergency management in the amount of $400,000. There is no requirement of matching funds for this grant.

 

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