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File #: 21-0531R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2021 In control: Recreation, Libraries and Authorities
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/19/2021
Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MATCHING FUNDS OF $60,000 FOR THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN AUTHORITY APPLICATION TO THE GREATER MINNESOTA REGIONAL PARKS AND TRAILS COMMISSION FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA, A REGIONALLY DESIGNATED SPECIAL RECREATIONAL AREA.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A
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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MATCHING FUNDS OF $60,000 FOR THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN AUTHORITY APPLICATION TO THE GREATER MINNESOTA REGIONAL PARKS AND TRAILS COMMISSION FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA, A REGIONALLY DESIGNATED SPECIAL RECREATIONAL AREA.

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CITY PROPOSAL:
BE IT RESOLVED, that City of Duluth has the legal authority to provide $60,000 in matching funds from 452-030-5530-HANDHTAX (Tourism & Recreational Projects, Finance, Improvement Other Than Buildings, Half & Half Tax Projects).
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, should the application be awarded, the City of Duluth has the legal authority to enter into the Memorandum Agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit A.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Duluth is fully aware of the information provided in the Spirit Mountain Authority application and the City of Duluth's associated responsibilities, including long-term commitments as defined in the application and related master plan and supporting information as submitted.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Duluth will comply with all applicable laws and regulations associated with grant funding for their respective portions of any project.

Statement of Purpose
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution supports an application that will be submitted by the Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission for a $2,282,280 State of Minnesota Legacy Parks and Trails grant.
If funded, the grant will pay for completion of:
1. Destination trail systems at Spirit Mountain for mountain bikes, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiles:
2. Phase I improvements to the DWP trail connecting Grand Avenue Chalet and the Lake Superior Zoo.
3. An ADA-compliant paved trail connection from Grand Avenue Chalet across the new signalized Grand Avenue intersection to the Munger State Recreation Trail.
In combination, these improvements will strengthen Spirit Mountain's status as a mountain biking ...

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