BY COUNCILOR NESS:
WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, department of natural resources, division of waters, administers financial assistance for coastal management purposes, through Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires financial assistance under the coastal management assistance grant program.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as follows:
(a) That the Duluth City Council approves of and supports the city administration in filing an application to Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal management program for financial assistance in the amount of $4,000 to complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory of the city of Duluth;
(b) That the proper city officers are hereby authorized and directed to execute and file an application with the Minnesota department of natural resources and to provide all information and documentation as required to become eligible for possible funding assistance;
(c) That the city of Duluth does agree to obligate the funds required to satisfactorily complete the proposed project and become eligible for reimbursement under the terms and conditions of the coastal management assistance grant program. Matching funds to come from the city’s Energy Management Fund 257.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes and supports the city’s application to Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal management program for matching funds to be used to complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory to measure the effectiveness of GHG reduction efforts. The reduction of GHG emissions is in support of the state of Minnesota mandate to reduce such emissions 80 percent by 2050.