RECREATION, LIBRARIES AND AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________, with the Junior League of Duluth, Inc., pursuant to which the league would fund and reconstruct Playfront Park on city-owned property in the Bayfront area of Duluth.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the city to enter into an agreement with the Junior League of Duluth to reconstruct, at its present location, the children’s recreational structure known as Playfront Park.
The Junior League originally raised the funds for the original Playfront park equipment and facilities and caused it to be erected on city-owned property adjacent to Bayfront in 1989. The structure was constructed by a large number of volunteers under the direction of the league and then ownership and operation of the facilities were transferred to the city. The original facility which is a wooden structure has deteriorated in the almost 20 years it has been in use and has been exposed to the weather and that structure is now in need of replacement.
The league has once more stepped forward and agreed to raise the money for the replacement of the facility and has agreed to be responsible for its erection. Again, when the structure is completed it will be transferred to the city for the continued use of the public. This agreement would authorize that work.