BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to accept a grant from the state of Minnesota, department of public safety, in the amount of $3,000, and to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant; grant funds in the amount of $3,000 to be deposited in General Fund 100-200-1620-4220-01.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of public safety, alcohol and gambling enforcement division, is in need of alternate enforcement activities by local jurisdictions to address underage persons in possession of alcohol and administers financial assistance to local communities in the enforcement of underage drinking laws. This resolution is for approval to accept grant funding to pay for extra police patrol officers during fall weekends when the city experiences an increase in underage consumption activity and disturbing party complaints as a result of the increase in the college student population. There are no matching funds required for this grant. The city also received this grant in 2004.