07-0440R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES WITH THE DULUTH STEAM COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION PERTAINING TO DULUTH STEAM DISTRICT NO. 1.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the Duluth Steam Cooperative Association, for the management and operation of Duluth Steam District No. 1.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution approves an agreement with the Duluth Steam Cooperative Association for the continued management and operation of the City’s Steam Utility No. 1 for an additional five years.


The coop has been the city’s manager of the district since the city acquired the facilities and the city itself is a member, along with being the owner of the district’s facilities.


The agreement calls for the continued development and implementation of a plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in such a way that does no economic harm to customers of the cooperative and identifies those gases.