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File #: 20-0532R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Recreation, Libraries and Authorities
On agenda: 7/13/2020 Final action: 7/13/2020
Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDING TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTATION - DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM - FOR UP TO $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS TOWARDS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LAKEWALK AND UP TO $2 MILLION DOLLARS TO AUGUMENT THE DECC SEAWALL RECONSTRCTION PROJECT.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A_FY20 PWEAA NOFO including NCC and CARES.pdf
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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDING TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTATION - DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM - FOR UP TO $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS TOWARDS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LAKEWALK AND UP TO $2 MILLION DOLLARS TO AUGUMENT THE DECC SEAWALL RECONSTRCTION PROJECT.

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CITY PROPOSAL:
WHEREAS, The City of Duluth has committed significant funding to repair Lakewalk and shoreline sections along Canal Park that were severely damaged in the October 2017, April 2018, and October 2018 storms.

WHEREAS, the Lakewalk and shoreline are of critical importance to the City of Duluth. Restoration of these areas will allow for safe public access and long-term protection of the City's shoreline infrastructure.

WHEREAS, construction will include stabilization of the heavily-eroded shoreline through concrete barriers that support armor stone. This work would mimic parts of an ongoing larger project that has been approved for state and federal disaster recovery reimbursement.

WHEREAS, this program will help fund reconstruction of portions of the Lakewalk and shoreline that have not yet qualified for state and/or federal disaster recovery reimbursement to be built to a more resilient standard. The project will substantially increase the beauty, accessibility, user capacity, and durability of the Lakewalk.

WHEREAS, the Lakewalk, seawall, and shoreline are of critical importance to commerce and industry. Restoration of these areas will allow for long-term protection of inland logistics and transportation infrastructure such as roadways, interstates, and rail lines.

WHEREAS, The City of Duluth has committed some funding to rehabilitation of the Minnesota Slip Pedestrian bridge and adjacent seawall improvements.

WHEREAS, the Minnesota pedestrian slip bridge and the seawall in the vicinity of the DECC are of significant importance to the City and the DECC.

WHEREAS, augmenting the DECC seawall reconstruction project to allow cruise ships to moor an...

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