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    4.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 01/16/2018  
Subject:    Approve Service Agreement with Alexandra House
Submitted For: Melissa Westervelt From: Kim Reid, Administrative Legal Assistant

INTRODUCTION
Council is asked to approve the proposed service agreement between the City and Alexandra House which provides the City pay Alexandra House an amount of $12,500 in 2018. In exchange, Alexandra House will provide its support services, shelter and advocacy to the City.
DISCUSSION
Alexandra House is a non-profit corporation that is Anoka County's only women's shelter.  It provides a 24 hour shelter, support services, advocacy, educational opportunities to women and their children in the City and Anoka County.  Alexandra House also works with the Police Department and the City Attorney's Office with domestic violence cases.  Alexandra House has made a request for financial assistance for the services it provides to the City.  The Council did appropriate $12,500 to the Alexandra House in the 2018 budget for these services.  This service agreement reduces the parties' wishes to writing.  The agreement is for one year and can be terminated by either party with 30 days notice.  Should this contract be terminated early, the funds paid shall be returned by Alexandra House in proportion to the number of months the contract was not fulfilled.
RECOMMENDATION
Council to approve the City to enter into a service agreement with Alexandra House to provide shelter, support services and advocacy to women and their children in the City.

Attachments
Alexhouse Agreement

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