BY COUNCILOR REINERT:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to prepare and submit a grant application for a Minnesota Lake Superior coastal program grant in the amount of $14,250, administered by the Minnesota department of natural resources, and to be used for best management practice development at the Lake Superior Zoo.
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 $4,750 in match provided as in-kind services from zoo staff and staff of partner organizations; funds to be deposited in Fund 210, Agency 030, Organization 3110, Revenue Source 4220-02.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of natural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal program management purposes through Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program. The city of Duluth, Lake Superior Zoo desires financial assistance from Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program for the purposes of working with the South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District to review and improve best management practices for grounds maintenance in order to reduce erosion and protect Kingsbury Creek. This resolution authorizes city officials to apply for the grant, accept the grant if awarded, execute the grant contract, and obligates the city to provide in-kind services in the amount of $4,750.