BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to enter into an agreement with the United States environmental protection agency providing for a Brownfield assessment program cooperative agreement for fiscal year 2006; said agreement to be substantially in the form of Public Document No. __________ on file in the office of the city clerk; funds to be deposited in Fund 210, Agency 030, Organization 3106, Revenue Source 4209-02; no matching funds are required.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The city of Duluth is entering into a contract to receive $400,000 in grants from the United States environmental protection agency (US EPA) to conduct environmental Brownfield assessments as identified in an application submitted by the planning department. The funds will be used to identify hazardous substances and petroleum contamination on lands thought to be contaminated within the community. An environmental consultant will be hired to do Phase I and Phase II assessments and remedial action plans. The funding period begins on October 1, 2005, and ends on September 30, 2007. Physical planning will manage the project.