DISCLAIMER

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


08-0304R


RESOLUTION APPROVING BUDGET AND COST SHARING FORMULA OF MINNEAPOLIS-DULUTH/SUPERIOR PASSENGER RAIL ALLIANCE, ACCEPTING DONATIONS AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF CITY’S COST SHARE OF $45,000.

CITY PROPOSAL:

     RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth hereby approves the 2008 budget and cost sharing formula for the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior passenger rail alliance, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, as provided for in paragraph V E. of City Agreement No. 20580.

     FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to accept contributions from the following entities in the following amounts to defray a portion of the city’s cost share as provided for in the aforesaid budget, said sums to be deposited in the Tourism Tax Fund 258:

Duluth Transit Authority

$15,000

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority

5,000

Visit Duluth

5,000

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

5,000

     FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to pay the city’s share of said alliance’s 2008 budget in the amount of $45,000 in conformance with Section VI A. of the aforesaid Agreement No. 20580, said sum to be payable from the Tourism Tax Fund 258, $15,000 allocated from undesignated fund balance and $30,000 allocated from donations.


ADMINISTRATION/ATTORNEY


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to approve the 2008 budget and cost sharing formula for the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior passenger rail alliance, to authorize payment of the city’s share of the alliance’s costs for 2008 in the amount of $45,000 and to accept contributions to the city’s share in the total amount of $30,000 from other entities which would benefit from the work of the alliance.

 

The city’s total share of $45,000 would be used by the alliance to fund planning and analysis work preparatory to implementing passenger rail service linking the Twin Ports with Minneapolis/St. Paul.

 

It is anticipated that Duluth’s share of the alliance’s expenses for next year will be about $57,500 and that that amount may vary in later years as the project is further developed.