BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officers hereby authorize Amendment #1 to Agreement #19893 with Northspan Group, Inc., for the sum of $3,148.03 from Capital Fund 0450, Agency 030, Organization 5520, Project #OT-0511, for providing certain additional professional services (Public Document No. _____________) in conjunction with the Peterson Arena replacement (a.k.a. Duluth Heritage Hockey Center), said services and payment therefore to be substantially as outlined in the agreement on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution would authorize Amendment #1 to agreement #19893 with the Northspan Group, Inc., for additional professional services, in connection with the Peterson Arena replacement (a.k.a. Duluth Heritage Hockey Center), in an amount of $3,148.03. In July 2005, the city entered into an agreement with Northspan Group, Inc., to assist in preparing a state redevelopment grant (DEED) application to support the construction of the replacement of Peterson Arena (a.k.a. Duluth Heritage Hockey Center). At that time, the arena replacement project was proposed on the Wheeler site and in conjunction with the future Kroc Center construction.
In late fall of 2005, the proposed site for the arena replacement moved to the Clyde Iron site. This meant additional work for the Northspan Group and the purpose of this contract amendment. Subsequently, the city received word from DEED that they successfully were the recipient of a grant of $935,000, that will go towards the construction of the project on the Clyde Iron site. Fund raising activities continue in an effort for anticipated 2007 construction.