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File #: RES 19-916    Version: 1 Name: Lake Phalen Weed Harvesting Grant Application
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/19/2019
Title: Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and accept $8,500 in cost-share funding from the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District for mechanical harvesting of aquatic vegetation on Lake Phalen in 2019.
Sponsors: Kassim Busuri

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Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and accept $8,500 in cost-share funding from the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District for mechanical harvesting of aquatic vegetation on Lake Phalen in 2019.

 

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WHEREAS, the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD) offers financial assistance for aquatic vegetation harvesting to protect and improve water resources; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has mechanically harvested aquatic vegetation on Lake Phalen since 2002 and is eligible to receive up to 50% cost-share funding through RWMWD for a 2019 harvest; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation requests permission to apply for and accept up to $8,500 in cost-share funding from RWMWD to cover contractor costs associated with the 2019 harvest on Lake Phalen; and

 

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council finds that accepting these grant funds will allow Parks and Recreation to fulfill ecological principles of water resources protection; and

 

WHEREAS, the expenditure of public funds for such a purpose will facilitate and enable it to take place; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that designated Parks and Recreation staff are hereby authorized to seek RWMWD cost-share funds on behalf of the City and, if successful, the appropriate city authorities may enter into an agreement with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District to accept the funds on behalf of the City.

 

 

 

 

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