BY COUNCILOR REINERT:
WHEREAS, the Superior Hiking Trail Association (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; and
WHEREAS, the association is applying for funds administered by the St. Louis County land department, specifically the outdoor recreation project fund; 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 trail development 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 authorizing the city to act as the funding agent for a grant program administered by the state department of natural resources. The city again approved participation in the state administered program in 2005 (Resolution 05-0084). This grant program is administered by St. Louis County and grant funds would be used to develop the Superior Hiking Trail segments to be located from the boundary of Jay Cooke State Park through Western Duluth.