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File #: RES 21-981    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/28/2021
Title: Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds up to $215,000 from the Minnesota Historical Society Historical and Cultural Heritage grant program for Cochran Park restorations, and to apply for grants to other agencies and groups as needed for any matching amounts required.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Cochran Park, Grant, Minnesota Historical Society Historical and Cultural Heritage Program
Title
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds up to $215,000 from the Minnesota Historical Society Historical and Cultural Heritage grant program for Cochran Park restorations, and to apply for grants to other agencies and groups as needed for any matching amounts required.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul (“City”) performs significant services for residents of the Metropolitan area and all Minnesota residents through its ownership and operation of its parks and trails; and

WHEREAS, the City supports and will continue to support the cooperative efforts of the State of Minnesota Historical Society to provide resources for the betterment of our parks and trails system; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation wishes to restore the pool tiles and bronze sculptures in Cochran Park; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Historical Society administers grant programs from which said project is eligible to receive funding; and

WHEREAS, the City will act as legal sponsor for the project contained in the Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Program for funding of this project on behalf of the City; and

WHEREAS, the City has the legal authority to apply for financial assistance, and it has the financial capability to meet the match requirement (if any) and ensure adequate construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of the proposed project for its design life; and

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby authorizes the Director of Parks and Recreation to apply for the Minnesota Historical Society Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant, and to apply for grants to other agencies and groups as are necessary to implement the Cochran Park project on behalf of the City; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon approval of its application by the State, the City may enter into an agreement with the State for the above-referenced project, and that the City certifies that it will comply with all applicable law...

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