BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, the city possesses a scenic parkway which traverses the entire length of the city; and
WHEREAS, with the passage of time, natural vegetation has now grown to the point of obstructing the scenic viewing quality for which Skyline Parkway has become renowned; and
WHEREAS, the city acknowledges the need to take those appropriate steps necessary to restore the scenic viewing quality of the Skyline Parkway overlooks; and
WHEREAS, the Minnesota conservation corps possesses the resources necessary to carry out the needed vegetation removal work and will provide up to 360 man hours for a maximum amount of $5,040; funding budgeted in Capital Improvement Fund 100, Agency 700, Organization 1420, Object 5530, Project CM100-I507.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized and directed to execute an agreement filed as Public Document No. __________ between the city of Duluth and the Minnesota conservation corps for the brushing and clearing of overlooks along Skyline Parkway for an amount not to exceed $5,040.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes a service agreement with the Minnesota conservation corps (MCC) to clear vegetation from scenic overlooks along Skyline Drive. The overlooks selected will be determined by the city forester along with ongoing work monitoring throughout the duration of the project. The MCC has agreed to provide up to 360 man hours for an amount not to exceed $5,040. The MCC will provide their own basic tools, safety gear, personal supplies and equipment. The MCC will also be responsible for workers compensation for all MCC staff involved.