BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
WHEREAS, the Minnesota department of public safety provides grant funding through an auto theft prevention program to reimburse police departments for the salary, benefits, training and equipment needs of property crime investigators working on auto theft crimes; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has received grant funds through this program for nine years; and
WHEREAS, the city is applying for $290,495 dollars for the grant period of July 1, 2005, to June 30, 2007, and the city is not required to provide matching funds.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to apply for 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 2266, Revenue Source 4220-02.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes city officials to apply for grant funds for the grant period July 1, 2005, to June 30, 2007 from the Minnesota department of public safety, Minnesota auto theft prevention program, and to execute a grant agreement should it be awarded a grant. The funds will enable the city to maintain a proactive approach to decreasing the number of auto thefts the city experiences and to assist in a statewide effort to recover stolen vehicles. This grant will fund three police officer positions and provide for equipment and training needs. The city has participated in this grant program for nine years. No matching funds are required.