DISCLAIMER

 

07-0798R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR AND, IF APPROVED, THE ACCEPTANCE OF A COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRANT FROM MINNESOTA DNR, DIVISION OF WATERS, FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PURPOSES IN THE AMOUNT OF $73,000 AND COMMITTING LOCAL SHARE.

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to apply for and, if approved, accept from the state of Minnesota, through the Minnesota department of natural resources, division of waters, a grant in the amount of $73,000 to be deposited into Fund 210-030-3154, to assist in development of parcel mapping and surveying control points in areas of the city lying in Bayview Heights, Gary-New Duluth, Morgan Park, Fairmount, Cody, Irving, Norton Park, Riverside, Smithville and the Fond Du Lac area.

     FURTHER RESOLVED, that said officials are hereby authorized to accept a contribution from St. Louis County in the amount of $67,000 in cash, to be deposited in Fund 210-030-3154, and $4,719 in the form of an in-kind donation.

     FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute all documents necessary for the implementation of said grant and to provide local matching funds in the form of in-kind services in the amount of $20,870, $20,870 of which shall be from the Fund 100-015-1513-5100 and city cash matching funds in the amount of $20,000; $5,000 of which shall be payable from the Water Utility Fund 510-500-1915-5310, $5,000 of which shall be payable from the Gas Utility Fund 520-500-1915-5310, $5,000 of which shall be payable from the Sewer Utility Fund 530-500-1915-5310 and $5,000 of which shall be payable from the Stormwater Utility Fund 535-500-1915-5310.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to apply for and, if approved, accept a grant from the Minnesota DNR, division of waters, in the amount of $73,000 from their coastal zone management assistance grant program to assist the city to defray a portion of the cost of mapping approximately 14,000 parcels in the eastern and central parts of the city and of surveying about 80 control points in these areas.


This is the last year of five year project to map the land ownership of the entire city. As it happens, the county is also in need of developing similar mapping county-wide, including within the city, and so they have agreed to join with the city by agreeing to defray a portion of the cost of such mapping within the city. The county will provide $67,000 in cash and will contribute in-kind services valued at $4,719. The remainder of the work will be paid for by the city with $20,000 in utility funds and through additional in-kind services valued at $20,870.


The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2009.