RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to accept a grant, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, from the Minnesota department of natural resources Lake Superior coastal program in the amount of $18,187, said sum to be deposited in Fund 535, Agency 500, Division 1900, Object 4210-02, for the purposes of expanding the surface water quality awareness outreach program of the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) through establishing partnerships with regional businesses for assistance in funding activities and developing outreach materials.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to act as legal sponsor of said grant and to obligate up to $25,476 of in-kind match in the form of services from city staff and staff of RSPT partner organizations.
PW&U/ATTY REA:nmj 3/3/2008
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to accept the grant in the amount of $18,187 from the MNDNR’s Lake Superior coastal program for the purposes of expanding the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) surface water quality awareness outreach through establishing partnerships with regional businesses for assistance in funding activities and developing outreach materials. This grant is the second half of a two-phase project that has been ongoing since 2005.
Through the partnerships, the RSPT will increase the awareness of regional businesses of their role in protecting water quality and strengthen the RSPT through identifying additional sources of funding and outreach materials for delivering a unified water protection message at the head of the Great Lakes. The RSPT was formed by memorandum of understanding in 2003 and has 27 member organizations including the cities of Duluth, Superior, Hermantown, Proctor, the townships of Midway, Rice Lake and Duluth, Fond du Lac Reservation, the University of Minnesota Duluth and Sea Grant and Natural Resources Research Institute, the University of Wisconsin Superior, St. Louis County, the Minnesota pollution control agency, the South St. Louis SWCD, WLSSD and the St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee.