BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, under the provisions contained in Minnesota Laws of 2005, Chapter 20, Article 1, Section 23, Subdivision 3, the 2005 legislature appropriated $4,950,000 for a one-time grant to the city of Duluth to construct sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) storage facilities at selected locations within the city; and
WHEREAS, to receive this money, the city must submit required information and enter into a grant agreement with the Minnesota public facilities authority;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth has the legal authority to apply for the grant and the financial, technical and managerial capacity to ensure proper construction, operation and maintenance of the project for its design life.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper officials are hereby authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the state of Minnesota for $4,950,000 for the funding of sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) storage facilities at selected locations in the city of Duluth.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the submission of an application and enter into a grant agreement with the Minnesota public facilities authority. Last year, the city of Duluth made an application for assistance from the state of Minnesota’s bonding bill to construct sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) storage facilities to help eliminate sanitary overflows. State grant funds of $4,950,000 have been appropriated when matched by money secured or provided by the city. The city’s matching funds will be payable from the Sanitary Sewer Bond Fund 0531, Department/Agency 500, Object 5532.