BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE:
RESOLVED, that the city is hereby authorized to execute an agreement substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________, with Lake Superior Area Family Services, doing business as Gamblers Intervention Services, for the operation of an outreach gambling program during year 2007, in an amount not to exceed $100,000, which shall be payable from Fund 256.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize an agreement with Lake Superior Area Family Services, doing business as Gamblers Intervention Services (GIS) to provide an outreach gambling program for compulsive gamblers during year 2007.
This organization has operated this program with city funding since 1995. The new contract proposed for 2007 is substantially the same as the contract for 2006, which strengthened the scope of services and improved financial accountability.
In 2006, the contract called for 2,250 hour of services and a total amount of not to exceed $90,000. GIS ended up providing an additional 279.75 hours of services over and above those reimbursable under that contract. The amount of the 2007 proposed contract is increased over that approved in 2006 by $10,000.
Approval of this contract will require GIS to justify their costs of services in order to be approved.