BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth (the city) has approved the contamination clean-up grant applicant to be submitted by the city to the department of employment and economic development (DEED) on November 1, 2005, for the Cirrus expansion site.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city act as the legal sponsor for the project contained in the contamination clean-up grant program to be submitted on November 1, 2005, and that the mayor of the city is hereby authorized to apply to DEED for funding of this project on behalf of the city.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city has the legal authority to apply for financial assistance and the institutional, managerial and financial capability to ensure adequate project administration.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a local match from the Duluth recovery loan program (DRLP) in the amount of 25 percent of the grant funds requested as identified in the application are committed to the project.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city has not violated any federal state or local laws pertaining to fraud, bribery, graft, kick-backs, collusion, conflicts of interest or other unlawful or corporate practice.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of this application by the state, the city may enter into an agreement with the state of Minnesota for the above-referenced project and that the city certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in all contract agreements.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city’s mayor and the city clerk are hereby authorized to execute such agreements as are necessary to implement the project on behalf of the applicant.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that DEDA is hereby authorized to administer the contamination clean-up grant on behalf of the city.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Approval of this resolution allows for the application by the city of Duluth to DEED for a $505,969 contamination clean-up grant. This grant will provide for contamination clean-up of the western and eastern Cirrus expansions as well as the new hangar site. The local match of 25 percent is the money that the city has committed to the project from the Duluth loan recovery program. DEDA is authorized by this resolution to administer the grant on behalf of the city.