BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to prepare and submit a grant application to the Minnesota department of natural resources’ Lake Superior coastal program in the amount of $32,700 for the purposes of expanding the surface water quality awareness outreach program of the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) in which the city is a participant through establishing partnerships with regional businesses for assistance in funding activities and developing outreach materials.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to act as legal sponsor of said grant, to accept said grant if tendered by the Minnesota department of natural resources, to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant and to obligate up to $13,200 in matching funds. Additional matching funds will be provided through in-kind services from city staff and staff of RSPT partner organizations. Grant to be deposited in Fund 535, Agency 500, Division 1900, Object 4220-02.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to apply for and accept, if offered, a grant in the amount of $32,700 from the MnDNR’s Lake Superior coastal program for the purposes of expanding the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) surface water quality awareness outreach through establishing partnerships with regional businesses for assistance in funding activities and developing outreach materials.
Through the partnerships, the RSPT will increase the awareness of regional businesses of their role in protecting water quality and strengthen the RSPT through identifying additional sources of funding and outreach materials for delivering a unified water protection message at the head of the Great Lakes. The RSPT was formed by memorandum of understanding in 2003 and has 21 member organizations including the cities of Duluth, Superior, Hermantown, Proctor, the townships of Midway, Rice Lake and Duluth, Fond du Lac Reservation, the university of Minnesota Duluth and Sea Grant and Natural Resources Research Institute, the University of Wisconsin Superior, St. Louis County, the Minnesota pollution control agency, the South St. Louis SWCD, WLSSD and the St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee.