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File #: RES 16-1684    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/5/2016
Title: Approving the application for grants from Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment funds through the Parks and Trails program for state fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Ward: Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment Grant
Title
Approving the application for grants from Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment funds through the Parks and Trails program for state fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul performs significant services for citizens of the Metropolitan area
and all Minnesota residents through its ownership and operation of Regional Parks; and

WHEREAS, the City supports and will continue to support the cooperative efforts of the State of
Minnesota, Metropolitan Council, and Regional Park Implementing Agencies to provide resources
for the betterment of the Regional Parks and Trails system; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council has estimated an allocation of approximately $16.08 million in FY 2018 and $17.61 million in FY 2019 be appropriated from the Land and Legacy Amendments Parks and Trails Fund to be granted to regional park implementing agencies to support land acquisition, facility renovation, facility development, visitor service improvements, natural resource restoration, and park/trail master planning for the Metropolitan Regional Park System; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Regional Park System currently open for public use encompasses
over 54,600 acres of parkland and includes 54 regional parks and park reserves, 8 special
recreation features, and 340 miles of regional trails. These park/trail units are owned and operated by ten regional park implementing agencies of which the City of Saint Paul, Parks and Recreation Department is included as the Implementing Agency for St. Paul; and

WHEREAS, the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment to Minnesota's Constitution, dedicates 3/8ths of 1% of the state sales tax to clean water, habitat, arts and culture, and parks and trails of state or regional significance. In accordance with 2008 M.S. Sec. 85.53, Subd. 3, the funds would
be disbursed to the City of Saint Paul, Department of Parks and Recreation projects as follows:

Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Projects

FY 2018

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