07-0581R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF DULUTH TO ACCEPT VARIOUS CAPITAL GRANTS AND OPERATING GRANTS FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON BEHALF OF THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY.

BY COUNCILOR REINERT:

     The city council finds:

     (a)  The U.S. department of transportation and the Minnesota department of transportation have made capital and operating funds available to the Duluth transit authority; and

     (b)  The Duluth transit authority has requested and the city of Duluth has committed the necessary local funding for the projects via the DTA’s levy; and

     (c)  The DTA has completed the necessary state and federal requirements to qualify for the following grants in years 2007 and 2008:

Grant #

Year

Federal

State

Purpose

2007 Grants

MN-04-0007

2007

$   781,994

 

Downtown improvements and passenger amenities

MN-90-X240

2007

$ 1,255,962

 

Operating and small capital

MN-DOT Operating

2007

 

$6,277,253

Minimum two grants

MN-03-XXXX

 

$   851,200

 

Replacement vehicles

2008 Grants

MN-04-XXXX

2008

$   680,000

 

Supplemental vehicles

MN-90-XXXX

2008

$ 1,750,000

 

Operating and small capital

MN/DOT Operating

2008

 

$6,277,253

Minimum two grants

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby approves the DTA request to accept operating grants and capital grants from the state of Minnesota and the federal government for the years 2007 and 2008 and apply for state and federal funds in 2008, as set out above.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the city to accept various state and federal grants on behalf of the DTA.