DISCLAIMER

05-0578R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPLY FOR A GRANT FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING, IN THE AMOUNT OF $474,310 TO PROVIDE FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING COSTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE ANY REQUIRED GRANT AGREEMENTS.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to apply for a grant from the United States department of justice, office of community oriented policing, in the amount of $474,310, and to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant; such funds to be deposited in Fund 215-200-2269-4209-02.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This is a federal grant through the United States department of justice, office of community oriented policing. The city would be a joint applicant with the county of St. Louis, Minnesota, Douglas county, Wisconsin, Carlton county, Minnesota, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The total grant amount being applied for is $3,000,000. The city’s share of the grant proceeds would be $474,310. The city is not required to provide matching funds. St. Louis county will act as the fiscal agent. The city will use its share of the proceeds for mobile data computers used in squad cars, APCO repeater and receivers, APCO mobile radios, a comparator, installation costs and training costs.