BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into Amendment No. 1 to City Contract No. 19691 with the Minnesota department of public safety, division of homeland security and emergency management, extending the term thereof to May 31, 2006.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize an amendment to an existing grant to the fire department received from the state division of homeland security, extending the term for using grant funds through May of 2006.
The grant, originally effective as of July 1, 2004, was to purchase equipment for protecting first responders and strengthening terrorism response capacities by providing funding for exercises, training, planning and organizational activities. The grant term has run out without all of the funds being used, but the division is willing to extend the grant until May 31, 2006. This resolution authorizes that extension.