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File #: RES 16-931    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2016
Title: Approving application for a Minnesota State Arts and Cultural Legacy Grant, through the Minnesota Historical Society Historical and Cultural Heritage program, of up to $200,000, for rehabilitation of the historic Mendota Road bridge located in Lilydale Regional Park, and if funds are granted, accepting the funds and entering into grant agreements, which may include an indemnification clause, as are necessary to implement and complete the project.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Grant, Lilydale, Minnesota Historical Society Historical and Cultural Heritage Program
Attachments: 1. Lilydale MHS Grant Application Draft
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Approving application for a Minnesota State Arts and Cultural Legacy Grant, through the Minnesota Historical Society Historical and Cultural Heritage program, of up to $200,000, for rehabilitation of the historic Mendota Road bridge located in Lilydale Regional Park, and if funds are granted, accepting the funds and entering into grant agreements, which may include an indemnification clause, as are necessary to implement and complete the project.

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WHEREAS, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, (NHPA) established a strong federal policy favoring the preservation of properties and sites which have been significant in American history for the public's benefit; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Historic Site Act established a strong state policy favoring for the public’s benefit, the preservation of properties possessing historical, architectural, archaeological, and aesthetic values which represent and reflect elements of the state’s cultural, social, economic, religious, political, architectural, and aesthetic heritage through the creation of a State Register of Historic Places; and

WHEREAS, the State of Minnesota, at Minn. Stat. 471.193, Subd. 1, has further declared that it is the policy of the state to enable local units of government to engage in a comprehensive program of historic preservation and to promote the use and conservation of historical, architectural, archeological, engineering, and cultural heritage sites in the State for the education, inspiration, pleasure, and enrichment of the citizens of the State through the creation of local heritage preservation commissions; and

WHEREAS, the City, at Leg. Code 73.01, has declared that it is the policy of the City that preservation, protection, perpetuation, and use of areas, places, buildings, structures, and other objects having a special historical, community, or esthetic interest or value, is a public necessity and is in the interest of the health, prosperity, safety and welfare...

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