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File #: RES 19-1319    Version: 1 Name: '20-'21 Parks Legacy Grant Approval/Acceptance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/14/2019
Title: Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, and Parks and Trails Funds, in the amount of $5,108,578.84, and enter into grant agreements as required as a condition of receiving said funds, which include an indemnification clause.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Legacy Grant, Metropolitan Council
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Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, and Parks and Trails Funds, in the amount of $5,108,578.84, and enter into grant agreements as required as a condition of receiving said funds, which include an indemnification clause.

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WHEREAS, the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment to Minnesota's Constitution dedicates three-eighths of one percent in state sales tax to clean water, habitat, arts and culture, and parks and trails of state or regional significance; and

WHEREAS, a portion of the Parks and Trails Fund is appropriated to the Regional Parks implementing agencies for the Metropolitan Regional Parks System; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is designated as a Regional Parks implementing agency by Minn. Stat. 473.351, subd. 1; and

WHEREAS, the appropriation of Parks and Trails Legacy funds to Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is $2,525,112.83 in FY 2020 and $2,583,466.01 in FY 2021, for a total of $5,108,578.84; and

WHEREAS, projects and programs that have been identified as eligible to receive Parks and Trails Legacy funds are as follows:

Como Shuttle - $210,000
Great River Passage Division - $340,000
Volunteer and Education Coordinators - $300,000
Cherokee Heights Regional Park Ohio Street Lighting Improvements - $139,449
Cherokee Heights Regional Park Trail Connections - $315,000
Como Transportation Improvements - $1,019,017
Grand Round North Regional Trail Master Planning - $30,000
Harriet Island Play Area Design - $150,000
Hidden Falls-Crosby Farm Master Plan Implementation Ph I - $500,000
Indian Mounds Interpretive Plan Implementation-Signage - $500,000
Lilydale Regional Park Master Plan Implementation and Dog Park - $475,000
Point Douglas Regional Trail Master Planning - $150,000
Robert Piram Regional Trail Construction Ph I - $650,000
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary - Geranium Street Connection and Signage - $330,112.84; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that t...

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