BY COUNCILOR REINERT:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute and implement an agreement, substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________, with the Duluth airport authority (DAA) relating to the distribution of fine money generated by parking violations at the Duluth International Airport.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The state of Minnesota judicial bureau and its violations bureau administer parking fines. Revenues received by the violations bureau from parking violations are distributed as follows: $4 state surcharge, $20 law library fee; the remainder 1/3 to the state and 2/3 to the city (the city share).
The DAA hires airport security (currently Midwest Patrol) to enforce parking laws at the airport. The DAA has requested that the fine money resulting from parking tickets issued by airport security at the airport go to the DAA to compensate it for the expense it incurs in enforcing parking regulations. The purpose of this resolution is to authorize an agreement with the DAA pursuant to which the “city share” of fine money generated from parking tickets issued by airport security at the airport is provided to the DAA. Based on parking tickets issued at the airport in 2006, the amount of the “city share” was approximately $4,000. The airport authority approved the agreement at its recent meeting on February 26, 2007.