BY COUNCILOR NESS:
WHEREAS, the city has made application on behalf of the Sweetwater Alliance to the Minnesota department of natural resources coastal program for a matching grant for the living water garden design project at Bayfront Park; and
WHEREAS, the coastal grant program has approved said application in the amount of $58,179; and
WHEREAS, the Sweetwater Alliance desires to take a leadership role in the hiring of design consultants, project oversight and the overall completion of project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute an agreement, filed as Public Document No. __________, with the Sweetwater Alliance which assigns the responsibility for carrying out all aspects of the coastal grant agreement, which was previously approved via Resolution 05-0601, to the Sweetwater Alliance for the living water garden design project at Bayfront Park and further authorizing the reimbursement to the Sweetwater Alliance for an amount not to exceed $58,179, payable from Fund 210, Organization 3159.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The city made application on behalf of the Sweetwater Alliance to Minnesota’s lake superior coastal program for the living water garden design project at Bayfront Park. This agreement transfers grant spending authority from the city to the Sweetwater Alliance and authorizes them to proceed with this design project and receive reimbursement for eligible, documented expenses incurred not to exceed the coastal grant amount of $58,179.