BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth (the city) act as the legal sponsor for project(s) contained in the redevelopment grant program to be submitted on December 31, 2005 and that the mayor and the city clerk are hereby authorized to apply to the department of employment and economic development for a grant in the amount of up to $1,150,000 for funding of this project on behalf of the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.

     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 the city hereby commits to provide up to $1,150,000 in matching funds, payable from the community investment trust fund 256, the capital improvements general fund, the insurance proceeds received due to the Peterson fire to fund the local share of the project and the street improvement program fund (pursuant to our five-year capital improvement fund).

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city has not violated any federal, state or local laws pertaining to fraud, bribery, graft, kickbacks, collusion, conflict of interest or other unlawful or corrupt practice.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of its application by the state, the city may enter into a grant agreement with the state of Minnesota for the above referenced project(s) and that the city certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulation as stated in the grant agreement(s).

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize an application for a redevelopment fund grant related to the DHSC project on the Clyde property.