05-0451R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, TO OPERATE A REGIONAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE/CHEMICAL ASSESSMENT TEAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $90,000.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to enter into an agreement, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the state of Minnesota, department of public safety, for the operation by the city fire department of a hazardous materials emergency response team in the amount of not to exceed $90,000, to be deposited in General Fund 100, Agency 100, Organization 1505, Revenue Source 4220-02.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the Duluth fire department to received a $90,000 grant from the Minnesota department of public safety so that it can continue to operate our regional hazardous materials emergency response/chemical assessment team. The Duluth fire department has performed this function for a number of years. The team’s primary response area encompasses all of Carlton, Cook, Lake and Pine counties and Southeastern St. Louis County east of State Highway 73 from Floodwood to north of Cook; however, the team may be required to provide services anywhere in the state if the state deems it necessary.


The term of the contract runs from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2007. The contract calls for up to $45,000 per year in payments but does allow carry-over of unexpended funds to the next year of the contract.

 

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