BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into Amendment No. 1 to City Contract No. 19878 with the Minnesota department of public safety, division of homeland security and emergency management, extending the term thereof to December 31, 2007.
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 December of 2007.
The grant, originally effective as of May 15, 2005, was to purchase biological detection equipment and engage in training to determine presence or absence of biological threat materials when responding to incidents related to terrorism and homeland security. The grant term has run out without all of the funds being used, but the division is willing to extend the grant until December 31, 2007. This resolution authorizes that extension.