BY COUNCILOR REINERT:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement amended grant agreements to grants LW27-00565, LW27-00647, LW27-00655, LW27-00658, NR-690136 between the city, Spirit Mountain recreation area authority, state of Minnesota and any other government agency if required, substantially the same as those on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. _____________________, which amendments relieve certain areas of SMRAA from LAWCON grant restrictions and simultaneously burden city recreational land near Oak Bend Drive and Rice Lake Road with LAWCON grant restrictions, all for the purpose of achieving compliance with federal and state requirements for LAWCON grants.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: When Spirit Mountain was created, the city and SMRAA received federal LAWCON grants. These grants contained restrictions. After many years, the state DNR determined that activities on several acres of the land was not in compliance with the grant restrictions. The remedy is to substitute new recreational land for that which does not comply. The city has been working through the state and federal administrative process to make the required substitution. This resolution completes this process. Upon finalizing the amendments, the city will be in compliance and relieved of sanctions.