07-0629R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE FOR POLLING SITE ACCESSABILITY.

BY PRESIDENT STOVER:

     WHEREAS, the department of health and human services, administration on developmental disabilities (ADD), administration for children and families (ACF), election assistance for individuals with disabilities (EAID) has allocated to the office of secretary of state funds to pay for actual polling place improvements to assist individuals with disabilities to vote privately and independently, election official training and information about the accessibility of polling places; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth has reviewed that the accessibility at the Duluth Heights Community Club, 33 West Mulberry Street, needs improved ramping, sidewalk, stairs, handrails and handicapped accessible parking.

     NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to prepare and submit a grant application for $18,000 to the Minnesota secretary of state for said polling site accessibility improvement.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to accept said grant if tendered by the Minnesota secretary of state and that all revenues are to be deposited into Fund 0100, Agency 700, Organization 1420, Object 4220-02.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is for approval to apply for and accept grant funding to provide polling site accessibility improvement at the Duluth Heights Community Club.