DISCLAIMER

05-0584R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH-SUPERIOR AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000 FOR AERIAL LIFT BRIDGE DOCUMENTARY.

BY PRESIDENT NESS:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to enter into a agreement, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation to accept a grant in the amount of not to exceed $25,000, payable to Fund 100, Agency 700, Organization 1407, Revenue Source 4660, to defray a portion of the cost of producing a DVD entitled, “Gateway to the World: Duluth-Superior’s Aerial Lift Bridge.”


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to enter into an agreement with the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation accepting a grant of up to $25,000 to be used to defray a portion of the cost of producing a documentary DVD entitled, “Gateway to the World: Duluth-Superior’s Aerial Lift Bridge” as part of the celebration of the bridge’s centennial.


As the city celebrates the anniversary of this renowned landmark, it has become apparent that there has never been a comprehensive compilation done of the history and facts surrounding the structure and that there are many myths extant, some of which are either false or only partly true. As part of the celebrations of the bridge’s 100th birthday, the city’s ad hoc committee has been working with Carlson Media to produce a DVD which would fill this void and answer other questions about the area. However, the cost of production is anticipated to exceed $50,000 and so funding assistance is being sought from a variety of sources, one of which is the foundation.


The foundation has agreed to provide up to $25,000 to defray the costs of production. The balance of the costs are expected to be raised through private donations. As part of this support, Carlson Medial will turn over all rights to the documentary to the city and donate the sale proceeds from the DVD to the Duluth legacy fund.