07-0628R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH GENE KROUPA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, TO PROVIDE SURVEY RESEARCH SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHLAND WORKS PROJECT BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2007, AND DECEMBER 31, 2007, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

     RESOLVED, that proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute and implement a contract, in substantially the form and containing the terms of that draft contract on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ___________________, with Gene Kroupa & Associates, LLC, to provide survey research services on behalf of the Northland Works project between September 1, 2007, and December 31, 2007, in an amount not to exceed $10,000, payable from Fund 268, Agency 031, Organization 6252.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The Northland Works, a project of The Duluth Workforce Council, has received a grant of $10,000 from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, to provide for a survey research project to be conducted to facilitate the work of the project. The Northland Works has selected the firm Gene Kroupa & Associates, LLC, to perform the work. As the fiscal agent of the Duluth Workforce Council, the city is the entity that will contract with Gene Kroupa & Associates, LLC. The contract expends the full grant amount of $10,000 on the research project, which is scheduled to be completed between September 1, 2007, and December 31, 2007.