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File #: RES PH 19-266    Version: Name: Hmong Cultural Plaza Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/21/2019
Title: Accepting an Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grant administered through the Minnesota Humanities Center Minnesota Department of Administration, establishing a financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $388,000 for the design of a Hmong Cultural Plaza in Phalen Regional Park, and entering into a required grant agreement, which includes an indemnification clause.
Sponsors: Kassim Busuri
Ward: MN Humanities Center-Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant, Phalen Park
Attachments: 1. Hmong Cultural Plaza FS Sheet
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Accepting an Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grant administered through the Minnesota Humanities Center Minnesota Department of Administration, establishing a financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $388,000 for the design of a Hmong Cultural Plaza in Phalen Regional Park, and entering into a required grant agreement, which includes an indemnification clause.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, Department of Parks and Recreation, received an appropriation through the Minnesota Humanities Center Minnesota Department of Administration, Heritage Grants Program if $388,000 to the City to work with local Hmong artists and the community to develop a design and cost estimate for the Hmong Cultural Plaza project; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation wishes to accept said grant funds and establish a financing and spending plan for said Minnesota Humanities Center grant; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation will provide construction management and implementation services for the project; and

WHEREAS, the grant contains an indemnification clause and the City Council finds that there is a public purpose in providing for the betterment of our parks facilities and that acceptance of the grant funding will enable work on design of a future Hmong Cultural Plaza to proceed; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor, pursuant to Section 10.07.1 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul, does certify that there are available for appropriation, funds of $388,000 in excess of those estimated in the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Saint Paul, upon recommendation of the Mayor and the advice of the Long Range Capital Improvement Budget Committee, that $388,000 is available for appropriation in the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget, and said 2019 budget, as heretofore adopted by the Council, is hereby amended as attached; and be it

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